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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 12, JUNE 15th, 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 The Junkanoo Summer Festival began its 2006 season with a great program on June 9. The Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, officially opened this season with encouraging words, commenting on how good it was to see everyone. He appreciated the diversity in color and culture, all enjoying the event together in harmony. The one big attraction again this year was a performance by the Royal Bahamas Police Marching Band. This world renowned group in their regal uniforms and precision maneuvers captivated the party-goers as they paraded back and forth. The smaller Royal Bahamas Police Pop Band performed later in the evening, playing music that encouraged everyone to dance. Other entertainers included the New Wave Dancers from Freeport who delighted the crowd with their spirited dancing. The Spring City Rackers Junkanoo group got everyoneÂ’s attention as they danced their way through the crowd. The Green Turtle Cay Gully Roosters were once again on the program with their very special music that is so popular. New in the program was a Teen Entertainer of the Year contest. Three local talJunkanoo Festival Features Police BandNew Feature Showcases Local Teen Talent Please see Junkanoo Page 2 The Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band is always a very popular attraction wherever they go. Their precision maneuvering and their lively rythmic music is stimulating and vibrant. Crowds always anticipate their show. UNÂ’s World Tourism Leader Toured Abaco Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, Mr. Francesco Frangialli, was guest of AbacoÂ’s Tourism staff on June 6. He wanted to see what Abaco offered and seemed impressed that the island provided a variety of options. He is shown here with TourismÂ’s Mr. Sammy Gardiner on the left and Mrs. Jeritzan Outten, AbacoÂ’s Tourism Director, on the right. Please see story on page 4. Dr. Marcus Bethel Presented Environmental Awards The Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of the Environment and Energy, was key note speaker at a program commemorating World Environment Day held at Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town. He then presented awards to the students who won the essay and poster contests sponsored by the Environmental Health Department. Shown above is Dr. Bethel with the three winners of the poster contest which was open to primary school students. They are Kai Survance, Honorable Mention; Ceail McCarty, 2nd Place; and Krista Curry, 1st Place Winner. The essay contest was open to high school students. While Dr. Bethel was on Abaco, he visited BakerÂ’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club and The Abaco Club at Winding Bay. See story on page 9.


Page 2 The Abaconian June 15, 2006 Joint Venture ofMarsh Harbour Shipping Co. & United Abaco Shipping Co. NEW EXP ANDED SER VICE 2 Weekly Sailings to Marsh Harbour from West Palm Beach 2 Weekly Sailings to and from Nassau 1 Weekly Sailing from West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour to Spanish Wells Eleuthera NEW Warehouse outside of Port Security Area. General Cargo, 20' & 40' Dry and Refrigerated Containers, Drive-on Ramps, Special Charters available RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE 708 710BlueHeronBoulevardOld Dixie HighwayBroadwayMart i nLutherKing, Jr .Boulevard45thStreetAustralianAvenueAvenue R 1North Congress A v enue EXIT 76 ABACO SHIPPING II Heavy Lift Services Gulfstream Line EXIT 74 West 13th Street 2006 D.A. Lee Riviera Beac h Port of Palm BeachLakeWorth 95 95 PeanutIsland ABACOSHIPPING ABACOSHIPPING Bahamas Address:P.O. Box AB20737 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2091 Tel: 242-367-3341 Fax: 242-367-2235 Fax: 242-367-4885 e-mail: unitedabacoshippingco @coralwave.comU.S. Delivery & Receiving Address:Gulfstream Lines Heavy Lift Services 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 Tel: 561-840-9393 Fax: 561-863-3451 Contact: Tina Diaz NEW OFF-POR T F A CILITY 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404When Shipping to Abaco Remember ABACO SHIPPING M/V TRITON EXPRESS M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL ented students performed Devinia Knowles, who performed on a saxophone; Desmond Collie with a trumpet; and the winner, Denton Gay, who performed a dance routine. A boardwalk joining the booths is a new addition to the park which was appreciated, and there are now picnic tables between the booths for people can enjoy their snacks and drinks. JunkanooFrom Page 1 The New Wave Dancers from Freeport were back once again to entertain. Their dance routines are always popular. The Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, right, officially opened this seasonÂ’s Junaknoo Summer Festival. With him is AbacoÂ’s Tourism Director, Ms. Jeritzan Outten, and AbacoÂ’s Police Chief, ASP Wayne Miller. Junkanoo Festival Got off to Great Start Along with all the entertainment booths offered a variety of Bahamian foods, crafts and a great variety of drinks. The next Junkanoo Summer Festival will be on June 23. Remember the date so you can enjoy the festivities, too. Kimberly Roberts of Beautiful Braids was on hand to braid hair. It is unusual for visiting men to have this done. But this visitor seems to be enjoying the attention. Divinia Knowles was one of three teen-age talent contestants at the Junkanoo Summer Festival. However, the winner on June 9 was Denton Gay with a dance routine. Each of the festival nights one winner will be named so that on the final night, August 11, the finalist will be announced. Register to Vote


June 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 HOPE TOWNKerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 f 242.366.0164ELBOW CAYJane Patterson t 242.366.0035 c 242.375.8117MARSH HARBOURLaurie Schreiner t: 242.367.5046 h. 242.366.3143 c: 242.359.6216TREASURE CAYStan Sawyer t 242.365.8198 c 242.477.5821 B B B B B AHAMA P AHAMA P AHAMA P AHAMA P AHAMA P ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES SECTION THREE Block 14, Lot 20 $47,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 GU GU GU GU GU AN AN AN AN AN A CA A CA A CA A CA A CA Y Y Y Y Y Sea of Abaco Lot #3206 approximately 1 mile west of the settlement. 6,560 sq.ft $250,000.00 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE T HOPE T HOPE T HOPE T HOPE T O O O O O WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, ELB ELB ELB ELB ELB O O O O O W CA W CA W CA W CA W CA Y Y Y Y Y BIG POINT #2969 Beachfront property with 90 feet on the Atlantic Ocean. Price Reduced US$595,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 WHITE SOUND #3207 1/2 acre on excellent surfing beach. Close to public dock. $590,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 WHITE SOUND #2866Elevated oceanfront lot with 100 ft on the water 300feet deep. $600,000 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 Two ocean front lots #3312 just south of Abaco Inn. Total 120ft. on the ocean. Total 29,000 sq.ft. $ 960,000 for both. Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569 L L L L L UBBERS Q UBBERS Q UBBERS Q UBBERS Q UBBERS Q U U U U U AR AR AR AR AR TERS TERS TERS TERS TERS CONTACT LAURIE SCHREINER: 242.367.5046 INTERIOR LOTS from $52,500. LARGE LOT #1589 with dock. Price reduced to $105,000. Beachfront lot #3357North end of Lubbers. 208 ft. of beachfront over 1 acre. $349,900 L L L L LO O O O O TS TS TS TS TS IN IN IN IN IN A A A A AB B B B B A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO O O O O OCEAN CEAN CEAN CEAN CEAN C C C C CLUB LUB LUB LUB LUB WATERFRONT LOT 17 AOC #3346 $215,000. WATERFRONT LOT 20 AOC $325,000. AOC GREAT BUILDING SITES #2857 One lot off the Sea of Abaco. LOT 82 AOC $118,000 BEACHFRONT Lot 136 AOC #3347 $365,000. TILL TILL TILL TILL TILL O O O O O O CA O CA O CA O CA O CA Y Y Y Y Y TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION #1836.Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $96,000. Oceanfront lot #3120 Docking on the Sea of Abaco Spectacular Sunrise! 100x190. $248,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 BAHAMA PALM SHORES #2853 “Tranquil Breezes” Beautiful 4 bed, 4 bath home sits on just over 1 acre with 100 feet of oceanfront. Solid CBS constructuon. $1,050, 242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #2911 “Sweetings Landing” 3 bed, 2 bath 1,300 sq.ft+ bonus second floor space. Additional waterfront lot kitty corner to the property. $1,800, 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #3126 “Russel Tract” Beautiful piece of property with 109 ft. on the Sea of Abaco total area 39,190 sq.ft. Build your own private dock. $750,, 242.366.0569 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #3317 “Aunt Pat’s Bay” Fabulous 1/3 acre building site with excellent elevation and unobstructed views of the Atlantic and Sea of Abaco. $590, 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #2893 “Born Again” Spectacular island style 3 bed, 3 bath home on the Sea of Abaco with water views. 2,076 sq.ft. with 1160 sq.ft. of deck. $1,175, 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #3251 “Sleepy Hallow” 2 bed, 2 bath turn-key home with wrap-around deck and cool breezes from every direction. Dock minutes away. $740, 242.366.0569 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #2681 “Rudy’s Place” Well established fully licensed restaurant and bar in White Sound.1,728 sq.ft. Excellent buisness oppurtunity! $325, 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #2989 “Elbow Room” Turnkey home with 3 master suites, 100 linear feet on the ocean and deeded dock slip in Marnie’s Landing. $1,875, 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #2509 “Gazebo Villas” Two waterfront villas, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths each, furnished. Great views. Strong rental history. Both for US$1,490, 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #2279 “Hope Town Point” Sandy oceanfront lot with 120 feet of water frontage. An excellent property for investment or to build your dream home. $675, 242.366.0163 LUBBERS QUARTERS #1851 “Flip Flops” Very private beach house on 1.19 acres of lush tropical foilage, sleeps 4 with a sandy beach and private dock. $499, 242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #3125 “Sirocco” This 4 bed, 4 bath home overlooks the blue green Sea of Abaco to the east and beautiful gardens. $1,850,000.Jane. 242.366.0569 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #2638 “Windover” Tranquil gardens surrond this immaculate 3 bed, 2.5 bath home on 2 lots with exquisite views of the Sea of Abaco. $1,350,000.Jane. 242.366.0569 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #3376 “Coconut Cottage” Adorable 1,100 sq.ft loyalist style 4 bed, 3 bath main house and guest cottage. Excellent elevation and ocean view. $635, 242.366.0163 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3164 “Lot 20” Waterfront with rocky shoreline but sandy bottom for great swimming. Good water depth. Beautiful Sunsets. $365, 242.367.5046 C C C C C o o o o o nt nt nt nt nt in in in in in ue ue ue ue ue d in S d in S d in S d in S d in S e e e e e c c c c c t t t t t io io io io io n B n B n B n B n B , , P P P P P ag ag ag ag ag e 3 e 3 e 3 e 3 e 306-15-06 GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208 “Turtle’s Nest” Large landscaped property with main house, guest cottage, dock and swimming pool. Fantastic Views and many extras! $3,800, 242.365.8198


Page 4 The Abaconian June 15, 2006Provided by Bahamas Information Service Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, Mr. Francesco Frangialli, said that his tour of Abaco on June 6 was a good opportunity to see the varied Bahamian tourism product. He was in The Bahamas for the Small Island Developing States –Tourism’s Building Tourism Resilience in Small Island Developing States conference, held on June 7-9 in Nassau. His one-day stay let him see several areas of Abaco. He was accompanied on Abaco by Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Director of Tourism for Abaco, and Mr. Samuel Gardiner, Senior Director for Training and Education, and Ms. Michelle Mikula with the Abaco Tourist Office. In Hope Town the group walked through the historical settlement, viewing landmarks, visiting the lighthouse and the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum. Mr. Frangialli said Hope Town is an “exceptionally beautiful place” and was impressed by the efforts to preserve the settlement’s heritage. “Even with a short visit, you have an impression that the local communities feel very concerned about it,” he said. As far as tourism is concerned, Mr. Frangialli said he felt that any development on the cay must be done in a very careful and controlled manner. “It is not a place for mass tourism, but I am sure that people are still concerned about the link between heritage, culture and the environment and this is a place for that,” he said. The delegation visited Man-O-War where Mr. Frangialli was given a demonstration of boat building at Albury Brothers Boat Builders, woodworking at Joe’s Studio and making items such as bags and hats from canvas at Albury’s Sail Shop. Mr. Frangialli was pleased to visit the cay because it was similar, yet very different, from Hope Town. “It gives one a better impression of what used to be the life of people of, I would say, of a century ago, and it is interesting for the visitors,” he said. “I was interested to learn that the businesses are small family companies. You have the tradition of the generations, sisters and brothers, working together. That’s good because it keeps the traditions from the past, and they are able to adapt that to the needs and the demands of the new consumers, who are the visitors. So keeping the traditions and adapting for a new market is, I think, very important.” After leaving Man-O-War Cay, the group visited The Abaco Club on Winding Bay where Ms. Anastacia Storr, Sales and Membership Representative, guided them on a tour of the 520-acre property and its amenities, including the golf course, clubhouse, cabanas and cottages. Mr. Frangialli said Abaco still has an important potential for development. “I have seen that with the Abaco Club, which is still under construction,” Mr. Frangialli said. “Since this potential starts to be exploited now, it means that you can do it in maybe a better way Mr. Francesco Frangialli, second from left, toured several popular tourist areas on Abaco and was impressed with the diversity of attractions and culture. He is the United Nations Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization and was in The Bahamas to attend a tourism conference. He is shown here at The Abaco Club at Winding Bay accompanied by Ms. Anastacia Storr with the Abaco Club on the left and Ms. Jeritzan Outten and Mr. Sammy Gardiner with Tourism on the right. Abaco Impressed the UN Tourism Secretary Mr. Francesco Frangialli visited several places on Elbow Cay and Man-O-War. He is shown here at Albury’s Sail Shop in Man-O-War admiring the canvas work they do there. At the sewing machine is Annie Albury. Please see UN Secretary Page 23 Bath Linens & Towels lSheet Sets and much much more EXTENSIVE LINE OF HOUSEWARES Come & see our extensive line of Fathers Day Is SpecialPerfect Gifts for Fathers Day Hand Tools


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Page 6 The Abaconian June 15, 2006 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 : Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House R R R R R es es es es es t t t t t aur aur aur aur aur ant ant ant ant ant Come 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 Town Located at waterfront on Marsh Harbour strip Marsh Harbour, AbacoOpen 11 am until 7 days a week Happ Happ Happ Happ Happ y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y y y y y Phone: (242) 367-2278 South Abaco News Sandy PointHome Coming Drew CrowdsBy Mirella Santillo Since the 1980s Sandy Point has held a Home Coming Celebration on Labor Day weekend. It is usually accompanied by a sailing regatta which was not held this year, not to interfere with the Long Island’s event. By early afternoon on June 2 a crowd had started to gather by the beach where cabanas and tents had been set. Looming on the horizon was the huge shape of the Disney cruise ship docked at Castaway Cay. On the previous evening, according to Mr. Stanley White, one of the organizer of the event, the Fast Ferry had brought over about 200 people from Nassau, friends and relatives of Sandy Point residents, among whom were three disk jockeys from High Level Entertainment, Vado, Rice and Crank. The three took turns during the weekend to make sure that the visitors were entertained with music and jokes. Game stands were set up with bingo attended by Mrs. Ruth Flowers, pick a straw by Mrs. Oeisha Roberts and hoopla, under the supervision of Nadia Stuart. Food was aplenty: For $9 you could enjoy a full meal of fried fish, barbecued chicken or ribs with side orders, or conch’n rice or crab n’rice, cooked and served by Alison Burrows, Daphne Bean or Shadell Smith. Mr. Velton Sands had come from Nassau, invited by friends to make conch salad and grilled conch, that he served with white rice. Another stand offered a full dinner plus a choice of side orders, macaroni n’ cheese, potato salad or cole slaw as well as the ever popular conch fritters. Dolly Russell, Candace Cox, Kathy Russell and Dereka Gaitor were your friendly servers. The drink booth was manned by Mrs. Valeria Lightbourn greeting customers, Mr. Stanley White and two other bartenders. There were beers and an assortment of soft drinks and mixed drinks and it was very well frequented, the hot weather making everybody thirsty. Dark clouds were hovering and threatening, but they passed over the assembly without bursting! By late afternoon on Friday many Marsh Harbour residents had arrived as well as local boaters. They kept coming all through the weekend, according to Mr. White, who said that approximately 500-600 people from all over Abaco showed up. Friday and Saturday evening were the most crowded time. It reminded him of the “fish fry” in Nassau. The festivities went on for three days from 12 noon to midnight. “It was even better than last year,” he said. He added that “everything went well. People had a good time.” It was such a success that the organizing committee is already looking forward to next year.Moore’s IslandBy Ruthamae RollePrincipal and Coordinator of Youth ActivitiesAll of the churches on Moore’s Island combined in a corporate worship service in recognition of National Youth Month at Soul Seeking Ministry Church on May 28. Pastor Anthony Williams was the host pastor. Geleece Gaitor and Gaylene Green, ninth grade students of Moore’s Island All-Age School, spoke to their peers on the theme for this year’s celebration, Empowering Youth in the Eradication of Poverty, HIV/ AIDS and Crime The worship message was delivered by Youth Minister of Soul Seeking Ministry, Clanardo Randy Davis, who encouraged the congregation to work together for the common good of the young people and the community, to be tolerant of each other’s differences, to respect themselves and others and to place God at the forefront of their lives. Other young people participated by reading scriptures, leading Praise and Worship and praying. The event was well supported by the church-going people in Moore’s Island, parents, teachers and Mr. Gary Sawyer, a supporter of the community of Moore’s Island. The activities in celebration of National Youth Month continue to be organized and supported by the youth leaders from the churches in Moore’s Island: Karen Stuart, Verna Stuart, Joanne Jones, Ishmael Williams, Clanardo Randy Davis, Ruthamae Rolle, and the Moore’s Island District Council.Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderRoad ReparisLocal Government has seen to the repairs of one of the worst strips of roadway in Cherokee going from the food store to the corner by the Assemblies of God Church. Many of our roads were repaired, replaced or topped several years ago while Please see South Page 7 Sandy Point held its annual Home Coming on June 2-5. The town was full of friends and relatives from Nassau and many towns on Abaco. It was a time to renew friendships and enjoy the ambiance and music of this community. Missing this year was the competition of Bahamian workboats as Long Island held its regatta over the same weekend this year.


June 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 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 NIPPERS BEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday News others still in fairly good condition were left as they were. However, with more and more traffic every day they now needed some serious work done on them. It is good news for the foot traffic, too.Baby ChristeningTerry and Michele Russell returned to Cherokee on the weekend of June 2nd to christen their daughter, Faith Rene Russell, in the church of her ancestors. Rev. Carla Culmer performed the ceremony at a regular church service at Epworth Methodist Chapel on June 4th in the company of family and friends. Many generations of Russells before her were christened in this same old church that was established back in 1828. The godparents included Timothy Martinborough, Daren Houghtaling, Nivea Mazzonni, Sandra Russell and Deona Riley. The Russells make their home in Freeport but have many close ties to Cherokee, and Terry has been back often for family visits. Terry is the son of Ray and Minerva Russell and the grandson of Roy and Edna Russell. His mother is the daughter of Newton and Cattrina Albury, all from Cherokee. Little Faith Rene took it all in stride and probably won’t realize the importance her parents put in continuing this family tradition until she is much older. Terry and Michele brought with them a contingent of approximately 30 close friends and family members from Freeport, including both grandmothers and a favourite auntie from Florida, brothers, sisters and cousins to help them celebrate this special occasion. The weather cooperated and I believe a good time was had by all.Baby ShowersCherokee has recently given baby showers for two local girls who grew up in Cherokee. One was for Ashley Albury now living in Man-O-War and the daughter of Norma Jean and Larry Neilly. This is Ashley’s first child. She and her husband, Lucas, are frequent visitors to Cherokee with close ties to the community. The second shower was held for the daughter of Una and Kenneth Albury, Cheryl, who lives in Miami with her husband, Keith Pinder, part of another Cherokee roots family. They have three other child, Christina, Jeffery and Michael. Cheryl returns with her family to Cherokee Please see South Page 11 SouthFrom Page 6 Methodist minister, Rev Carla Culmer, is shown with Faith Rene Russell, who was brought back to her parents’ home town of Cherokee Sound to be christened on June 4 Fax: 242-367-2354 For further information lTelephone: 242-367-2452 MARINE BATTERIESBOAT YARD RESINATV SIDE BY SIDEOUTBOARDSGOLF CARTS Marine Batteriesstarting from $99.00 $29.95 Rhino 660ccSpecial Edition (blue) $14,900Also Available green $14,0002006 2006 F225Demo model Available Yamaha 2005 4 stroke 225hp$14,5002005YZFR1 (color yellow/black) limited edition $24,500Special Price! Special Price!Special Prices!!! Make Your Selections NOW! 2 Seater gasstarting from $64004 Seater gasstarting from $8200MOTORCYCLE


Page 8 The Abaconian June 15, 2006 Dave Ralph Letters to the EditorThe Editor Says . Growth Requires Better Standards The 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: Samantha Evans, Portia Jonsson, Vernique Russell, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Candace Key, Matt McCoy, Lee Pinder, Ruthamae Rolle, Larry Smith, Ms. Wallace Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abaco’s most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates (U.S. address) 990 Old Dixie Hwy #14 Lake Park, FL 334037,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moore’s Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Batelco’s Service Is DeterioratingBatelco’s service was better when it was worse. Since the telephone company has been trying to upgrade it (no doubt to be able increase the charges), the basic service has been non existent. It seems that Batelco wants us to use only cell phones. As for the ones of us who do not have a cell phone or do not want to use one, we are left with no communication availability. Since the change to fiber optic, the nonpowered telephones that still functioned when there was a power outage, are now useless. During a blackout recently that lasted several hours, not even the cell phones worked. So one was left completely isolated. Why not try to provide a good, faultless basic service and leave ultra modern technology for a further date when all the infrastructure for it is in place? People have been coming to this island because of its laid back atmosphere, not for its modern amenities. The “improvements” we have seen in the last few years have taken away the Family Island atmosphere. Traffic has increased to the point of creating traffic jams at rush hours; drivers are in too much of a hurry to stop and let a pedestrian cross the road or offer a ride as they used to. And people are too busy for family time or socializing. Do we really want what’s happening to Abaco? Concerned Resident Many aspects of local government in Central Abaco appear to be suffering from the summer doldrums. There are areas where local government is lax in carrying out their responsibilities, particularly in one or two areas where this is quite noticeable. One of the most obvious areas of neglect in Central Abaco is garbage both residential pick-up and maintenance of the dump. Garbage pickup in some areas has become less frequent resulting in increased garbage strewn throughout the town. Government established the 500-lot Central Pines Estates subdivision but made no effort to provide the funding for the increased garbage or other maintenance. A delegation did go to Nassau in late winter to lobby for an increase in funding, but it is not known yet if they were successful. The budget for 2006/2007 will be made public soon. In the meantime, the area continues to grow at an unprecedented pace which will require even more services and additional funding. The dump in Central Abaco is out of control and is a constant source of irritation. The residents of Central Pines Estates in Dundas Town across the street from the dump are frequently subjected to the acridsmoke and fumes. BEC employees were recently hard pressed when a south wind took the smoke through the BEC generator station. The burning was supposed to have stopped several years ago, but the daily volume is so great and the funds allocated for maintenance are so small that burning is the only way to keep it under control. Even then it is a struggle. The Central Abaco area, which accepts garbage from Guana Cay, Man-O-War Cay and Elbow Cay, is expanding with new homes, businesses and resorts. Added to the volume generated by the Marsh Harbour area, which includes Dundas Town and Murphy Town, is the daily volume generated by the three off-shore cays. For good measure, it absorbs the daily construction and normal resort trash from the Abaco Club at Winding Bay. The Central Abaco Council manages this facility but does not have sufficient funds to maintain it properly. The funding allocated ten years ago was sufficient for this site when it did not have to contend with the trash from the cays. Today the funding is essentially the same, but the trash volume may have doubled. Government has not made any announcements when the new state-of-the-art sanitary landfill will be completed and begin accepting refuse. Progress is underway there although it appears to be going slowly. When the facility opens, the present dump on the S.C. Bootle Highway will be closed. Another area where local government is failing in Central Abaco is in the area of Town Planning. The approval and oversight system for new construction and major renovations is failing and this has nothing to do with funding. This is a straightforward matter of Council and Board members thinking about their towns and applying common sense to the construction projects requesting approval. The accepted practice of bypassing local authorities and getting approval for projects or licenses through Nassau must stop. Local community standards must be considered, and this cannot be done when the local approval process is bypassed. The Town Planning board must be aware of the Town Planning Regulations and apply those rules to construction here. There are several buildings now under construction where little thought was given to adequate parking either for employees or business customers. Little or no attention was given to adequate building set-backs from the road so modern vehicles cannot park without hanging out into the street. Councillors and Board members must do a better job of keeping new construction in harmony with neighbourhood capabilities. It does not count that a clever draftsman can design creative parking on paper that cannot accommodate real cars and real drivers. Town Planning Regulations contain guidelines for parking, building setbacks and other community issues. The space required for parking, either in Nassau or Marsh Harbour, should generally be the same. Marsh Harbour is growing and standards that were acceptable 30 years ago must not be applied today. The argument that other businesses have inadequate parking or setbacks cannot be allowed to continue. The commerce of the area will come to a major slowdown if this practice continues. Our roads are narrow, traffic is increasing, and the time has come when thought must be given for tomorrow rather than just getting by today. The Road Traffic Board has been inactive for a year. If the North, Central and South Councils on Abaco, that are responsible for the island-wide Road Traffic Board, had gotten together earlier, the problems with this malfunctioning board could have been solved. There are indications that the problems have been finally resolved, and it may resume functioning in the near future. Another area where past councils have been lax is in the upkeep of the schools. This is a recurring problem throughout The Bahamas with school maintenance not being done during the summer when schools are closed. It seems that is necessary to open school in September with several hundred children to discover that the toilets do not work. Councils are responsible for routine maintenance. It should not be difficult for school administrators to submit a list of deficiencies to Councils in June as schools close for the summer and have the majority of the work completed by September. Routine maintenance could then be completed in the quiet school months of July and August with no disruption to the students. But that is not how it works. We wait until the children arrive in September, then undertake a crash program to get things in shape. It seems to be this way throughout the country. Perhaps in July when the new budget figures are released and the boards are restructured, there will be a renewed effort to get things under control again.Airport concernsNothing new has been said on the airport upgrade. The fixed base operators that service the incoming aircraft are expressing concerns over the six to eight week closure of the airport for repaving in the fall. That will effectively put them out of business during that interval. We are not aware of the terminal plans being shown locally. The terminal plans of six or seven years ago were presented locally and suggestions and criticisms were requested. Several changes were incorporated as a result of this interplay with local knowledge. However, we understand that these earlier plans were scrapped. This time we are apparently being presented with the perfect solution to the terminal overcrowding and local input is not required. The garbage in the Central Abaco dump is out to the road. The car in the foreground is on the S.C. Bootle Highway. There is no regular maintenance program to keep the dump under control because it was expected that the new sanitary landfill would have been completed last year. The garbage presents several serious health hazards. When the dump is burned, acrid smoke blows into Central Pines Estates and the BEC power plant. When the dump is not kept burned, rodents can multiply with the danger of serious diseases. This is an example of a normal sized car parked in an area that is not adequate. A large truck would protrude way out in the road. Parking is a very serious problem in Marsh Harbour that is not being addressed adequately.


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World Environment Day is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. This year’s theme is Deserts and Desertification and its slogan Don’t Desert Drylands! The slogan emphasizes the importance of protecting drylands, which cover more than 40 percent of the planet’s land area. World Environment Day is celebrated in many ways, including essay and poster competitions, tree planting, recycling efforts and clean-up campaigns. Seven schools on Abaco participated in the Department of Environmental Health Services’ poster and essay competition this year. They were St. Francis de Sales, Long Bay School, Cyber Learning, Agape Christian School, Amy Roberts All Age, Man-O-War All Age and Abaco Central High. Making award presentations to the winners and participants in the essay and poster competitions was the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Energy and Environment. Dr. Bethel told the students that we have an obligation to protect our environment so that we can pass it on to World Environment Day Holds Awards Ceremony the future generation. Preserving our environment, he said, is important because our health depends on it. Saying that this year’s theme points out the importance drylands and semi-drylands impact on our health, Min. Bethel added that people’s health declines who do not live in healthy environments and vice versa. Dr. Bethel advised the students that World Environment Day does not only refer to our land but also our marine life and seas. He encouraged them to replant trees indigenous to our islands. If you cut down trees, he told them to make an effort to replant tress that are healthy and provide shade. He congratulated the schools for their research and participation saying that whether they won was not important but that they learned something. He emphasized that the future beckons them to be wonderful citizens to carry the message and preserve the world and environment in which they live. Winners in the poster competition were Krista Curry-1st Place, Amy Roberts All Age; Ceail McCarty-2nd Place, Amy Roberts All Age and Justin Benjamin-3rd Place, Long Bay School. Essay competition winners were Chelsea Sawyer-1st Place, Agape Christian School; Kyle Pinder-2nd Place, Cyber Learning Center and Matthew Wedgewood-3rd Place, Abaco Central High. Accompanying the Minister were Ms. Melony McKenzie, Director of the Department of Environmental Health Services, and Ms. Camille Johnson, Permanent Secretary of the Department of Environmental Health Services. The Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of the Environment and Energy, was impressed with The Abaco Club at Winding Bay when he visited the resort on his recent trip to Abaco. He is shown here with General Manager Mark Scott as they view the beach area from the club house. This is the season when there are many complaints about our high electric bills. With summer heat here, we are running our air conditioners round the clock causing our electric bills to soar. And this year the charges are especially high with the fuel surcharge that we are having to pay. But there are ways of making sure that we are not paying too much. Sometimes small changes can bring big savings. The biggest user of electricity in the home is the air conditioner, but there are ways of controlling these costs. One mistake that many people make is not adjusting the thermostat when the house is unoccupied for long periods of time. Turning it to a higher setting such as 82 degrees while you are away will make a big difference in the electric bill. The house will cool down quickly when the thermostat is lowered. You should check the insulation in the attic. Put in more if necessary and look for areas where the insulation doesn’t cover, in corners or around pipes or trusses. It makes no sense to cool the attic. Trees or plants growing near the house that block sunlight from the house will aid in keeping the house cool. Check the air conditioner unit itself. Make sure the condenser is clean, free of dust and dirt. Keep debris away from the exhaust vents. Clean the unit’s coils, making sure there are no weeds or grass up against the unit. Change or replace the filters every month. Clean filters will help the air conditioner to work more efficiently. Have the air conditioner serviced yearly. The technician should check for refrigerant leaks, detect leaks in the ducting and inspect the electrical connections. The power company in South Florida recommends that house thermostats be set at 78 degrees. For each degree you drop below that number, your electric bill will increase by about nine percent. If you feel that 78 is too warm to be comfortable, put your thermostat up just a degree or two higher than where it is now set. When satisfied with that temperature, put it up another degree or two. Air conditioning removes moisture from the air which makes higher temperatures more comfortable than the same temperature with higher moisture. Many people use ceiling fans to circulate the cool air. This is fine while people are in the room. But when the room is not occupied, the fan should be turned off. A fan on nonstop typically adds about $15 to $20 monthly to the electric bill. The second biggest user of electricity in the home is the hot water heater. The thermostat on the water heater can be lowered to 120 degrees. This is hot enough for all household uses. And keeping it at this temperature is actually safer than very hot water as people have been burned badly by water that is too hot. Remember to turn lights off when a room is empty. Incandescent bulbs kept on unnecessarily will run your electric bill up. Another way to save is to replace incandescent bulbs with florescent bulbs. These are available locally and can be used in all fixtures in your home. Although they cost more initially, they last several times longer and require much less electric power. The bulb itself produces much less heat, requiring less air conditioning to keep a room comfortable. The newer ones produce light that is identical to incandescent bulbs. Remember also to turn television sets off when no one is watching. A television will burn the equivalent of several light bulbs. These suggestions will help you lower you electric bill. Hints for Lowering Your Electric Bill


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June 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 every summer and continues to keep in touch with the people she grew up with. Cheryl was actually one of the last babies born in Cherokee almost 33 years ago with the help of a government nurse, but before that local mid-wives assisted with the delivery of all babies. Since then all expectant mothers travel either to Nassau, Freeport or the States. But, we are glad that they continue to bring their children back to Cherokee. Both showers were held at the W. W. Sands Community Center, the first on May 27 and the second one on June 7. There were about 80 people at each party. Our congratulations to both couples. SouthFrom Page 7 South Abaco News Lost and FoundOn Saturday evening a frantic call went out around the settlement Dave Ralph hadn’t come home and was believe lost or injured. It seems he left The Abaco Club a little after lunchtime and decided on the way back to Marsh Harbour that he would take a little side trip. I had heard him say many times that he had heard stories about an old well on a little known tract road and that one of these days he intended to “check it out.” However, he forgot to leave a trail of bread crumbs to help him find his way back out of the bush. And bush is what the trail had become. At one time it had been kept open to people from the village looking for land crabs and probably a long way back had also been used to get to the eastern shoreline by the fishermen. But, for about 20 years, ever since the main road was bulldozed through and used for auto traffic in 1986, it has been more or less abandoned and little used. One of the locals who recently tried to find the road mentioned that he had gone into the bush there. When he turned around to come back out to the road, it was as it the undergrowth had swallowed him up and he was lost. This, then, must have been what happened to Dave. However, this other man was not only a much younger person, but was also familiar with the tract road as he had been down it many times. Anyway, to continue with the story. Darkness was falling fast, and everyone was concerned that Dave had maybe fallen in a cave hole or injured himself and was unable to walk back out. It seems what happened was that Dave suffers from sun stoke The older children of the Cherokee Sound Primary School traveled to Andros and enjoyed conversing with a wood carver shown above. The Cherokee Sound students visited several attractions on Andros including the Androsia factory. They thought this giant crab was neat and wanted to pose with it. and, as you all know, he always wears his funny straw hat to protect himself. And the heat of the day, the closeness of the surrounding bush and tiredness overcame Dave, and he had to stop often, rest, take his bearings and continue his treck back to the main road. When the rescuers finally got the word after he had not reported in for over six hours and had not returned home, Kathy reported him missing. She got in touch with someone in Cherokee and asked if he would search for him. A group of men went to his van that he had left on the side of the road just in time to see Dave came stumbling out of the bush only a minutes before darkness fell. Suffering from too much sun, heat, fatigue, extreme exPlease see South Page 13


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June 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 Seventy-five staff members received certificates of completion for Dr. Samuel Heastie’s 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 to meet the high standard 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. It is a customer care module 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,’ stated Dr. Heastie. “FACE moves name recognition to another level, not 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 person’s 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 gave quality customer care a completely different feature.” Dr. Heastie has over 20 years of experience in the 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 and 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. The Abaco Club Staff Take Service Course The staff of The Abaco Club of Winding Bay took a training course that emphasized good service including methods of remembering names. Dr. Samuel Heastie was instructor in the FACE course that he developed. Dr. Heastie is shown in the center of the front row. The staff who completed the course received certificates. Attending the ceremony were Mrs. Bernadette Harding, far left, and Mr. Rudolph Smith of the Ministry of Education, Abaco office. haustion and lack of water, he managed to make it out though by himself. This should be a good lesson to you, Dave. First, curb your curiosity, and second, don’t head into unknown territories alone. Thank goodness Kathy knew where his last stop had been and also she remembered his expressing a desire to see if he could find this illusive “well.” The truth is, Dave, we don’t want to loose you. SouthFrom Page 11 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


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Page 16 The Abaconian June 15, 2006 North Abaco News North Abaco College Students ExcelBy Vernique Russell “Good, better, best. Never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best! If it is to be, then it is up to me!” This popular children rhyme may sometimes be taken lightly, but recent college students have proven that only you have the power to determine your destiny. There is no mountain too high to climb or no river to wide to swim but hard work, perseverance, discipline and dedication are the all the ingredients needed for the recipe of success. The journey of 1,000 miles began with one step. In May of 2006 Cutelle Mikula, daughter of the late Micheal Mikula and Gloria Mikula of Treasure Cay, graduated from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. Cutelle received her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in accounts. Cutelle is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Discipline, dedication and determination will unlock doors to success and destiny. Mrs. Calea Laroda-Symonette, daughter of Mr. and The Bahamas is a developing nation with tourism as its main industry. The improvement in gross domestic product has increased access to diets which are high in fat and calories. The decreased levels of physical activity and recommended intake of green vegetables, salads and fruits which is associated with our neigbours to the north are now being seen in The Bahamas. Overweight and obesity are now a usual occurrence in The Bahamas. Most Bahamians have sedentary jobs and most, regardless of age, lead sedentary lifestyles. Added to this is the generally accepted perception that being overweight or obese is desirable. The health risks that are associated with being overweight or obese are numerous and life threatening. Obesity is defined as “a complex, chronic disease characterized by excessive accumulation of body fat.” Obesity is an independent risk factor for type 2 diabetes, hypertension and some types of heart disease. In The Bahamas the occurrence of hypertension and diabetes is very high. This high prevalence can be seen in the communities of North Abaco. It was determined that an educational seminar addressing overweight and obesity was very much needed for this community. On June 3rd a seminar was held at the Cooper’s Town Community Clinic by Dr. Albert Francois. The seminar focused on the health risks associated with being overweight or obese, and how changes in your eating habits and levels of physical activity can improve your overall health and lower the risks for developing chronic ailments. In addition to the seminar, patients had the opportunity to be physically assessed to determine if they were overweight or obese. Dr. Francois conducted consultations to those in attendance at the seminar. Consequences of Obesity Mrs. Clint Laroda of Treasure Cay, graduated from the College of the Bahamas with a bachelor of art degree in accounts. Calea is a graduate of Sherlin Bootle High School. Perseverance and hard work makes dreams reality. She dreamt, worked and accomplished! Kayleisha Russell, daughter Grovernor and Yvonne Russell of Fox Town, graduated from the College of the Bahamas with a bachelor of art degree with honors in education specializing in computer information system/business studies and accounts for secondary education. Kayleisha is a graduate of Sherlin Bootle High School. You did it, Kayleisha and we are proud of you, your late night studying has rewarded you. “Work today guarantees tomorrow success!” Mrs. Terrece Bootle-Bethel proved that phrase when she graduated from the College of the Bahamas with her bachelor of art degree with distinction in social studies. Mrs. Bethel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everette Bottle of Cooper’s Town. She is also a teacher at the Sherlin Bootle High School in Cooper’s Town. On completion of her studies, she was co-recipient of the Governor General Award which she received for obtaining the highest GPA out of 416 students. She was also named the Most Outstanding Student award at the School of Education of the College of the Bahamas. Mrs. Bethel is a graduate of the former Cooper’s Town High School, now renamed Sherlin Bootle High. Congratulations, Mrs. Bethel, you made Abaco proud! The North Abaco Community extends congratulations to all of the graduates. You have all done well and we are extremely proud of you. We wish you all the best as you enter your careers.Summer Festivals Hold a Fund RaiserBy Vernique Russell On June 5th the North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat Race committee held another fund raiser in the form of a beach picnic and it was a great success. Please see North Page 17 Cutelle Mikula Terrece Bootle Bethel Calea Laroda Symonette Kayleisha Russell


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Page 18 The Abaconian June 15, 2006 Open an account with Commonwealth Bank Today and Choose from:Chequing Accounts Minimum opening balance $100Savings AccountsMinimum opening balance $25Certificate of Deposit AccountsMinimum opening balance $1,000 Flexible interest paymentsIt all adds up to a secureFUTURE.COMMONWEALTH BANK Leader in Personal Banking ServicesŽ www.combankltd.comSAFETYSECURITY & GROWTH 2006 another seminar in the near future for obese and overweight children; a date as not yet been released. Dr. Francois is available for seminars and workshops and can be contacted at the Cooper’s Town Community Clinic for further information.9th Annual Ladies ConferenceBy Vernique Russell Under the theme I pray we’ll all be ready taken from Matthew 24:4244, the Women’s Ministry of Revival Time Church of God in Crown Haven hosted its ninth Annual Ladies Conference. The conference began on May 22 and climaxed on May 28. Guest speakers were Monday Evangelist Carmen Nesbitt of Revival Time, Crown Haven Tuesday Minister Lovely Reckley of Church of God, Dundas Town Wednesday Minister Chantell Cox of National Church of God, Fire Road Thursday Minister Laura Davis of Friendship Tabernacle, Cooper’s Town Friday Minister Mary Russell of Peach Tree Temple Church of God, Freeport, Grand Bahama On Saturday a gospel concert was held featuring the S.C. Bootle High School choir under the direction of Mr. E. Cooper. On Sunday evening the conference climaxed in a dynamic service of thanksgiving honoring Evangelist Carmen Nesbitt for 25 years of faithful and dedicated service to the Revival Time Church of God Ministries both at Cooper’s Town under overseer Bishop Henry Wright and at Crown Haven under Rev. Burnell Parker. The guest speaker was Minister Mary Russell and Mother Vernette Parker was the moderator.Tribute to Bernell “Chubby” WilliamsBy Vernique Russell Families and friends of came from near and far to celebrate with Mr. Bernell “Chubby” Williams on June 2 and 4. The celebrations were in honor of Mr. Williams’s 58th birthday and his work throughout the community of Cooper’s Town. On Saturday a party/ social was held at the Williams’s home in Cooper’s Town where friends and family members paid tribute to Mr. William. On Sunday Mr. Williams was accompanied by family and friends to a church service at Friendship Mission giving thanks for the life and work of Mr. Williams. Mr. Williams plays a prominent role in the softball association. He is a member of the Local Government Board for Cooper’s Town and is involved in other community programs.Teacher Appreciation Is CelebratedBy Vernique Russell Teacher’s appreciation week was celebrated at the Treasure Cay Primary School during the week of May 29thJune 2nd. The staff at that school is doing an excellent job with the students despite the many challenges that this school year has brought them, hardships for both teachers and students. In spite of this, teachers remained dedicated and committed to the molding of the young minds that were entrusted into their care. They are still committed to ensuring that every child gets an education. Hats off to you the teachers at Treasure Cay Primary School for you have truly demonstrated that your chose your career because you love children and desires to reach every child that comes into your care. You are truly making a difference in the lives of these kids. You are examples of what teachers really should be. Happy Teacher’s Appreciation!Preschooler Are Ready for the “Big School”By Vernique Russell The Church of God pre-school hosted its 24th graduation ceremony on June 3rd at the Church of God in Cooper’s Town. The theme for the graduation was I Believe I Can Fly Twenty students receive diplomas certifying that are now equip and ready for “the big school” as they refer to Primary School. Preschoolers displayed their knowledge they had received in recitations and songs. This group of preschoolers all performed exceptionally well during the course of the school year even though some started out late. The Church of God Pre-school has been More North Abaco News NorthFrom Page 17 Please see North Page 19 This is the group who organized the health seminar that focused on obesity and overweight held in Cooper’s Town on June 3. The seminar was attended by about 50 residents of North Abaco and was conducted by Dr. Albert Francois. They found the seminar to be very helpful and many are wanting to follow his guidlines. Dr. Francois is the man at the back on the right.


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Page 20 The Abaconian June 15, 2006 not competition but fun and beauty. Contestants were able to display the training they received in charm and modeling during the preparation stage. Many specters were disappointed to learn that the famous comedian acts by Austin Mills and Co was cancelled and the anticipated full figure pageant was also cancelled. The gospel concert that was to be held on Sunday was also cancelled due to the weather. Despite the unexpected change in weather home-coming 2006 was still dubbed a “success.” It bridged the gap and brought residents together which is the main goal of the home-coming committee. If you missed home-coming 2006 or was disappointed by the inclement weather, don’t be sadden, next year the committee will be back and better than ever before. The committee thanks you the residents and everyone that supported or contributed to making home-coming 2006 a success and are looking forward to your continued support, as we together to make the future brighter for all.Treasure Cay Primary Is Still DisplacedBy Vernique Russell On September 5th, 2005, eager students the Treasure Cay Primary School returned to school, some were new to the school while others were returning students. For these students that spirit of anxiety was increased when they learned that they would not be returning to the Treasure Cay Primary building but to classes at the Full Gospel Assemblies of God and St. Simon by the Sea Anglican Church. These temporary accommodations were made because renovations at the school were not completed. Not thrilled by the idea, teachers still committed themselves to ensure that students received the necessary education. This school year has brought many challenges for the staff and students. When asked to describe the school year, Mrs. Veronica Henderson, sixth grade teacher and viceprincipal replied, “Rough, More North Abaco News NorthFrom Page 19 extremely challenging and rough.” Her sixth grade class was assigned to the Anglican Church in Treasure Cay, and they had difficulties adjusting to the environment. They were isolated from the rest of the school and had little interactions with other students and little involvement in school activities. Resources and educational materials were limited as there was difficulties locating them. The after-school program was not launched due to lack of facilities. Grades 1-5 were separated only by dividers, which made it difficult for teachers to fully deliver their lectures. There were times when the adverse conditions brought teachers to the point of giving up, but they stuck it out for the sake of the children. A student commented that he never set foot in his classroom and the time has come for him to graduate. Although this year has been an unforgettable experience for both the staff and students, many accomplishments were made. This adverse condition throughout this school year has glued the teachers closer together. They were still able to accomplish their goals, and students excelled and improved dramatically. Other accomplishments included excellent performances in spelling bees, a first place, a third place and a few top ten finishes. The school hosted its first Art Show at the Community Center in Treasure Cay which was a grand success. Outstanding performances were made by student athletes at the inter-island primary school track and field competition, many students were selected to represent the island at the National Track and Field competition in Nassau. The students of grade six have dubbed this school year as challenging and unforgettable. For some it was exciting, successful, wonderful, while for others it was hard, stressful, and disappointing. However all of the students agreed that the stress, headaches and heartbreaks were worth it thanks to their teacher, Mrs. Henderson. Grade six is grateful to her for believing in them and never giving up on them. Through perseverance, hard work and with a teacher who believed in them, yet is stern in discipline, they made it. Antionae Fawkes and John Henderson declared, “It feels so good to be graduating” and they are sure that they are ready to face the world of high school, knowing that they are properly prepared, not just educationally but also spiritually and morally. The graduating ceremony for grade 6 will take place at Full Gospel Assembly on June 20. Who will be the top achievers? We can all find out together. Come and celebrate with grade 6 as they end one chapter and begin another. These are the sixth grade girls of Treasure Cay Primary who will be moving on to high school next September. The Treasure Cay Primary School sixth grade boys feel they are ready for the next stage in their school lives, high school.


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The principals of all three companies have Abaco roots. General Manager Wayne Lowe was born in Marsh Harbour in 1928. His father, James R. Lowe Jr, was a mechanic from Cherokee Sound who worked on locomotives at the Wilson City lumber plant. He also ran the power plant in Marsh Harbour for more several years during the 1960s. His father, James Lowe Sr, was a well-known boatbuilder at Cherokee. Wayne spent many years at Nassau Motor Company and now divides his time between Nassau Motor and the Motor Mall. His son, Rick, is Nassau Motor’s current manager. The company was established by the Kelly family in the 1940s and took an the distributorship for Honda and GM in the 1970s. The other two firms in the joint venture are owned by Fred and Jeff Albury. Their mother (Luray) was from Green Turtle Cay and father (Lionel) from Marsh Harbour. The Albury brothers set up Quality Auto Sales in 1972 as a used car lot and later acquired the Hyundai and Suzuki franchises. In 1967 they established Executive Motors as the local Toyota dealer. All three companies have maintained friendly relations over the years and each wanted to access the growing Abaco market but found the initial investment costs daunting. “So we decided to pool our resources,” Mr. Lowe told The Abaconian recently. “The Alburys had the land available and I was in a position to move back and forth. None of us wanted to do it alone, but we knew there was a market because many Abaconians were buying vehicles in Florida.” By most accounts, the venture has been a remarkable success. More than 320 vehicles have been sold since the Motor Mall opened In January 2003, with Hyundai as the top seller due to price and the availability of a van model. “We sell a lot of Hyundai vans to taxi drivers and a lot of the flatbed trucks to delivery companies,” explained Cameron Sands, Wayne’s grandson, who runs the business on a day-to-day basis. “The next best seller would be Suzuki. Their small trucks and vans are ideal for the cays. Then comes Honda and General Motors followed by Toyota and Daihatsu.” The mall keeps about 30 vehicles in stock one of each model available as well as an inventory of basic parts. Warranty service is subcontracted to local specialists. The only difference in the price of vehicles between Nassau and Abaco is the freight and insurance to ship them from Nassau, which ranges from $460 to $675 per unit. Buying a new vehicle in Florida is more costly and no warranty will be provided. The Motor Mall offers a two-year / 24,000mile warranty an all models. According to Cameron, the response from the community to the Motor Mall has been phenomenal. “We clearly provide a necessary service and demand is growing. Probably eight sales were generated at the auto fair we held in conjunction with First Caribbean Bank just last month,” he said. “People want a reliable place where they can buy quality products and not have to worry about all the hassles of shopping and shipping from Miami. We know the community intimately and we can supply what they want” The three partners are looking forward to next January, when they plan to stage a fourth anniversary customer appreciation event. Business News Auto Mall Is a Cooperative Effort On May 25 the Abaco Motor Mall and the First Caribbean International Bank held a car fair, offering a variety of models and convenient financing. This combination makes it easy for buyers to make all the arrangements for buying a new vehicle. The Abaco Motor Mall keeps a variety of models on Abaco, from small cars to big trucks.


June 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23than what would have been done 10 or 15 years ago, when there was less awareness about the need of sustainable development and not only the perspective of the shortterm achievement; but I suppose this will be something we will be discussing tomorrow in the conference.” Mr. Gardiner said that Mr. Frangialli’s visit to The Bahamas is very important to the country and Caribbean region as it is part of the Secretary-General’s policy to visit new countries. “The extra day we had we wanted him to see more of The Bahamas,” Mr. Gardiner said. We didn’t want him to get the impression that The Bahamas was just Nassau, and Nassau only, and so we took him to see one of the prime jewels in the crown, and that is Abaco, and he appears to have had a wonderful time.” UN SecretaryFrom Page 4 Barbara Wise Trimmer age 92, died at her home in Durango, Colorado, on June 3, 2006. The Trimmers had lived in Durango since 1991. Mrs. Trimmer was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 12, 1914. She was married to Allen H. Trimmer on November 15, 1957. She and her husband traveled extensively throughout the Americas, using every mode of transportation. “Barbara lived her life with gusto, energy and curiosity and sparked, pushed and prodded those around her to keep up,” her husband said. “She was never an observer, and there seemed to be no bounds to the things that interested her and that she accomplished.” Her passions were multi-faceted. Barbara’s favorite place was their home in Hope Town among the wonderful friends they made there. For many years they have been able to spend long winters there and Barbara would walk the beach and wade through the tide pools looking for “goodies.” Mrs. Trimmer is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Allen H. Trimmer of Durango; daughter Bobbie Burton; stepdaughters Barbara Trimmer and Marilyn Trimmer; grandson; nephew and several nieces. A celebration of her life will be held in the fall in Hope Town. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Mercy, 3801 North Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301; the Hope Town Sailing Club or Hope Town Fire and Rescue. The funeral for Mary Davis White 68, of Sandy Point and formerly of Moore’s Island was held on June 10th at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Sandy Point. Rev. Dr. Carrington Pinder and Rev. Napoleon Roberts officiated. Interment was in the Sandy Point Public Cemetery. She is survived by her children Awandale Stuart, Donna Johnson, Enid, Sandra and Kendal White; daughter-in-law Alva White; stepsons Robert, Stanley, James and John White; adopted children Pastor Earlyn and Sister Joan Baillou, Steven Swain, Sonja Toote, Ivy Thomas, Maria Gilluame, Veronica Cumberbatch, Ethel Hart, and Kendy Anderson; grandchildren Lynette, Shorette, Ijeoma, Mesha, Shereka, Ahmad, Janero, Jaron, Rashad, Isacchar Baillou, Rafael Rodriquez; great-grandchildren Aurea, Letrell and Lavary; step-grandchildren Kim, Stanya and Shameka White; sisters Dorothy Dean and Ismae Seymour; adopted sisters Isadora Pinder, Hilda Symonette, Yvonne Bain, Barbara Adderley, Edith Clarke, Eloise Cornish, Lucille Walker and Marilyn Davis; brother James Davis; nephews Hilton, Anthony and Leon Bain, Daniel, Gilbert, Jason, Eugene, Trevor, Errol, Jeffery and Samuel Davis, Davon Seymour, Edney, Derek and Harold Gaitor, Joseph, Richard, Basil and Leroy Swain, Marvin Green, Patrick Roberts; nieces Naomi Dames, Allardyce and Isabell Culmer, Irma Bain, Victoria Butler, Roselda Clarke, Iona McDonald, Petrel Lloyd, Sonamae, Julie, Judymae, Lorraine and Michelle Davis, Debbie Newbold, Karen Marshall, Marion and Christine Gaitor, Elizabeth Stuart, Veronica Cumberbatch, Roselda Swain, Ida Jones, Allardyce Munroe and Zelma Hepburn, Eleanor Stuart, Josette Thompson, Stephanie and Marsha Roberts; sisters-inlaw Beatrice Davis and Lillian Gaitor; sonsin-law George Stuart, Jeffrey Johnson and Steven Gardiner, Sr; brothersin-law Jonathan Dean, David Seymour and Harrison Gaitor, Edward Pinder, Dr. Michael C. Symonette, Wilfred Cornish and Harry Davis; nephews-in-law Gadville McDonald, Keith Lloyd, Marvin Newbold, Herbert Marshall, George Bain, Hercules Obituaries of Relatives and Friends Obituaries of Relatives and Friends Obituaries of Relatives and Friends Obituaries of Relatives and Friends Obituaries of Relatives and Friends Barbara Trimmer Clarke, Derek Butler, Simon Jones, Steve Cumberbatch, Rodney, Ollie and Jackson Davis, Felix Munroe, Garfield Hepburn and Tony Culmer; nieces-in-law Cindy, Robynn, Bonnie, Avis, Dorenda and Sybelene, Davis, Carolyn Gaitor, Shirley and Patsy Swain and many other relatives and friends. based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W July 2006 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EDT) 2 (EDT) 3 (EDT) 4 (EDT) 5 (EDT) 6 (EDT) 7 (EDT) 8 (EDT) 9 (EDT) 10 (EDT) 11 (EDT) 12 (EDT) 13 (EDT) 14 (EDT) 15 (EDT) 16 (EDT) 17 (EDT) 18 (EDT) 19 (EDT) 20 (EDT) 21 (EDT) 22 (EDT) 23 (EDT) 24 (EDT) 25 (EDT) 26 (EDT) 27 (EDT) 28 (EDT) 29 (EDT) 30 (EDT) 31 (EDT) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 12:34a 2.5 6:56a 0.3 1:07p 2.4 7:17p 0.5 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 1:15a 2.3 7:34a 0.4 1:51p 2.4 8:08p 0.6 2:00a 2.2 8:14a 0.4 2:38p 2.5 9:03p 0.7 2:49a 2.1 8:58a 0.5 3:27p 2.5 10:00p 0.7 3:43a 2.1 9:47a 0.5 4:19p 2.6 10:58p 0.6 4:40a 2.1 10:39a 0.4 5:13p 2.7 11:54p 0.5 5:37a 2.1 11:32a 0.4 6:06p 2.9 12:47a 0.4 6:32a 2.2 12:26p 0.3 6:58p 3.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 1:38a 0.2 7:25a 2.3 1:19p 0.1 7:49p 3.2 2:26a 0.1 8:16a 2.4 2:11p 0.0 8:39p 3.3 3:13a 0.0 9:06a 2.6 3:04p -0.1 9:28p 3.3 3:59a -0.1 9:56a 2.7 3:57p -0.1 10:17p 3.3 4:45a -0.2 10:47a 2.8 4:51p -0.1 11:06p 3.2 5:31a -0.2 11:38a 2.9 5:47p -0.1 11:57p 3.0 6:17a -0.2 12:31p 3.0 6:46p 0.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 12:49a 2.8 7:06a -0.2 1:27p 3.0 7:48p 0.1 1:45a 2.6 7:57a -0.1 2:25p 3.0 8:52p 0.2 2:45a 2.4 8:52a 0.0 3:26p 3.0 9:59p 0.2 3:48a 2.3 9:50a 0.1 4:28p 3.0 11:05p 0.2 4:52a 2.2 10:50a 0.1 5:30p 3.0 12:07a 0.2 5:54a 2.2 11:49a 0.2 6:29p 3.0 1:03a 0.2 6:51a 2.2 12:46p 0.1 7:22p 3.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 1:54a 0.2 7:43a 2.3 1:38p 0.1 8:10p 3.0 2:39a 0.1 8:30a 2.4 2:26p 0.1 8:54p 3.0 3:20a 0.1 9:14a 2.5 3:11p 0.2 9:33p 2.9 3:57a 0.1 9:54a 2.5 3:54p 0.2 10:10p 2.9 4:32a 0.2 10:33a 2.6 4:35p 0.3 10:45p 2.8 5:05a 0.2 11:10a 2.6 5:16p 0.4 11:20p 2.7 5:37a 0.3 11:47a 2.6 5:57p 0.5 11:55p 2.6 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 6:09a 0.4 12:24p 2.7 6:39p 0.6 12:32a 2.4 6:43a 0.4 1:03p 2.7 7:25p 0.7 Monthly High & Low High July 11, 9:28p 3.3 ft Low July 14, 5:31a -0.2 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows’ by Nobeltec Corporation. 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Twenty-one first time sailors had been training every Saturday since January in a lead up to the 2006 Junior Finals: a competition for the Derek Lee trophy, which hasn’t been awarded since 1984. Split into two groups, a morning session and an afternoon session, the kids sailed trial races to see who would advance to the finals. May 20th had light winds in the morning, but the patience and (unusual!) stillness of Dylan Thompson paid off, and he easily walked off with the top spot for the morning with five straight wins. In second and third, Eli Lowe and Bronson Roberts also advanced to the finals. The afternoon session had more wind and the racing was much tighter. There were two very close finishes, including one where Nicole Maltarp surged ahead at the end to win a race by mere inches. In the end, Ben Patterson won followed closely by Daniel Moss in second and Noah Albury in third. With eight boats available for racing in the finals there were two wildcard spots available. The morning of the 27th was the wildcard series and the first time that kids from the two groups had sailed together. The wind was light again, and after the first race there was a postponement to wait for it to fill in. Although a little breeze picked up, it was still challenging conditions for the sailors as they were used to sailing in strong winter northerlies. Throughout the wildcard, the races were all up for grabs and there was no out and out front runner. During the five races the top three line up kept changing. Ashton Kemp after a slow start came back and won race four while Ali Boyce and Stony Lowe also had a win each. James Boyce ended first overall, and Shannon Thompson (Dylan’s sister) had consistent high finishes to take the second wildcard spot. The wind had picked up only a little by the afternoon for the finals, but the racing pushed on. The spectator fleet had increased fourfold, and there were boats everywhere. The cheering was intense, but the kids were on their own everyone had agreed (including myself, their instructor, reluctantly) not to coach. The finals were four races and one drop. The reason for the drop was because the kids felt that two of the boats were “cursed.” However, both of these boats performed highly and won several races, proving that it is the sailor and not the boat that makes the difference. The race courses had to be short and quick because time was running out and the wind was still light. That meant that all the races were tightly spaced and the finishes varied. There were many great last minute finishes, including Eli Lowe’s last minute surge in front of two boats to score a second. At the end of the day, the final results were very close and there was an award ceremony at the sailing club to present the winners. In third place was Danielle Moss, second was Dylan Thompson and this year’s Derek Lee trophy winner (by only one quarter point!) was Noah Albury. For their hard work and enthusiasm Candice Trembly and Ben Patterson received Spirit Awards and Erin Patterson received the Sportsmanship Award for her great attitude and always sailing with kids who needed help. The kids had progressed so much throughout the season, as the tight racing will attest. Next season looks promising, and there will be more competitions with sailors from around The Bahamas. The program could not have been completed without the enthusiasm of the parents, who oftentimes wished that they could go sailing as well. The support of the Hope Town Sailing Club, which hosted all the training sessions and did all of the fund raising for the boats was the biggest force in getting the program started, and they are enthusiastic and thrilled by the progress and the future of the juniors. And many second home owners and guest sailors volunteered their Saturdays to helping the kids. Many thanks in particular to Paul Gooding for getting the program up and running, Kitty Donnon and Marylyn Chappel for organizing the volunteers and Ron Engle for fixing all the equipment and designing the boat and sail racks. And a big thank you to Sue Holloway, whose tireless efforts and endless love have the kids looking forward to next season’s Saturdays. Hope Town’s Junior Regatta Season Closes Twenty-one happy sailors completed a five-month training season with smiles and a great deal more knowledge about sailing than they previously knew. The season ended with races to name the winner of the Derek Lee competition which is shown above. The sailing instruction was sponsored by the Hope Town Sailing Club that provided Optimists for the young sailors to learn on.


June 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 Chervain graduated this month from Louisana State University with a degree in Psychology, B.S., Magna Cum Laude. She also graduated on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll along with two other high distinctions from Psi Chi Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Her proud parents are Pastor Christopher and Christine Dean.Mr. Keith Bradley of the Institute for Regional Conservation in South Florida, who is knowledgeable on Environmentally Friendly Landscaping. Mrs. Smith, whose book Bush Medicine in Bahamian Folk Tradition is now on sale all over The Bahamas, spoke about many plants used in bush medicine, such as love vine, jumbay, catnip, pound cake bush, sailor’s cap, fever grass, blue flower and more, explaining what they were for and how to use them by boiling, steeping or as a pack for skin problems. Mr. Bradley, who came specifically for the event, approached the subject of xeriscape landscaping. He explained how native plants are adapted to the local climate and are more resistant to drought periods. Therefore, landscaping with native plants requires little or no watering. Coco plums, pigeon plums, clusia, blolly, native cacti, green or silver button woods are a few of the many native plants that can be used in landscaping. Each person attending was given a native tree to plant as a replacement for an invasive species. Plants were donated by local nurseries and a few individuals. CentralFrom Page 21 By Samantha V. Evans Every year many children are abused and hurt by persons they know and trust. All forms of abuse hurt. Children need to be loved. They have the right to live life free from fear, pain and abuse. When children have been abused, they suffer from depression, feel isolated, have low self esteem, can become self-destructive, feel guilty and shame. Many of these feelings can continue into adulthood and may cause long term emotional problems and difficulty in forming trusting relationships. There are several forms of child abuse: physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect and sexual abuse. Parents are encouraged to protect their children from abuse by doing the following things: • Teach your children about good and bad touching. • Teach them to be assertive – to say “No, leave me alone,” “My mom told me not to do that,” “I don’t like it.” • Encourage your children to share their concerns. If they know you will listen, believe and support them, they will be more likely to tell you what is happening to them. • Develop clear rules for safety in and out of the home – how to answer the phone/ door, going to and from school, etc. • Help you children memorize their full name and address, telephone number, parents’ names and phone numbers and the phone number of somebody else they can call in case of emergency. Parents, it is important that your children feel loved and secure. Make sure your children know that you love them, even when they do something wrong. Encourage your children, praise their achievements and talents. Recognize the skills they are developing. Spend time with your children. Do things together that you both enjoy. Listen to your children. Learn how to use nonphysical options for discipline. Many alternatives exist, including “time out.” Many adults suffer from the affects of being abused as a child. They find that it affects every area of their life from maintaining relationships to problems at work. Many of them have no idea that abuse in their childhood may have been the cause. Treatment and counseling is available, and adults abused as children can move forward to a happier life. Viewpoint Promoting Child Safety 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 Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerel’s Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Tuesdays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort


Page 26 The Abaconian June 15, 2006 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseIsland-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse366-2053 Rodehn Cottages5 cottages366-2075Grand CayRosie’s Place352-5458Green Turtle CayCocobay Cottages6 cott365-5464 Island Properties +34 hse365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties +30365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Donna Sands +12 hse365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott365-5106 Harbour View Haven365-5028 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Sea Shore Villas365-5028 Ward’s Landing4 units 904-982-2762Hope TownAbaco Inn22 rm366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop +53 hse366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm366 0095 Hope T Hideaways +63 hse366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages +3 hse366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas366-0065 Tanny Key +43 hse366-0053Hotels and House Rental AgentsTurtle Hill4 villas366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals +8 hse365-6048 Schooner’s Landing 5 condos365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms367-2158 Abaco Real Estate +6 hse367-2719 Alesia’s 3 rms367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms367-4000 D’s Guest House6 rms 3367-3980 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic367-2227Moore’s IslandMoore’s Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeisha’s Resort366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort14 rm366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Island Dreams + 45 hse365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms365-8801Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Information http.// + agents with multiple cottages and houses Rev. May 06Provided by Gladstone “Stone” McEwan Abaco Club on Winding Bay recently enjoyed a performance by Rock & Roll legend Rod Stewart and his eleven piece band. On June 2 Busters Beach Bar at The Abaco Club was transformed for the star-studded Rod Stewart performance. A stage was erected, lighting and sound equipment where added along with a slew of other amenities that enhanced the all white dress code for the event. This historic first for Stewart gives Abaco and the club bragging rights as the first Family Island to host an international performer of Mr. Stewart’s magnitude. Bringing in Rod Stewart, a London-born entertainer extraordinaire, to perform at a private function for the members and guests of The Abaco Club is another example of de Savary’s commitment to culture. Also determined to showcase Bahamian culture, The Abaco Club features local musicians performing nightly and Junkanoo groups twice Rod Stewart performed at a private party at the Abaco Club at Winding Bay on June 2. He is shown here, center right, with Wenzel McBride, taxi driver; Bobby Russell, tennis pro at The Abaco Club; Floyd Swain, general manager at The Abaco Club; Rod Stewart, Tania Duncombe, equestrian manager; and Richard Hallam, adviser to Mr. de Savary. Rod Stewart Performed at The Abaco Club a week. Mr. Stewart has a long successful musical history that extends back to 1964. His solo career effectively went into orbit with the 1971 release of Maggie May which was his first single in the U.S. The song stayed at number one for five weeks and it is one of the cuts from his third solo album Every Picture Tells a Story a rock classic. His first five albums all appeared in a yearly procession between 1969 and 1974 and are considered by many to be his best work. Over the years Stewart, in his expressive soulful voice, has put his own stamp on pieces originally recorded by The Temptations. At his first Bahamian concert, Stewart preformed some of his most popular hits such as Maggie May You’re In My Heart and Young Turks Couples immersed into each other when he bellowed Tonight’s The Night and Have I Told You Lately Everyone was on their feet dancing to Do Ya Think I’m Sexy Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979


June 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 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 Brendal’s Dive, Green T. Cay.................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................... 365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop...........................365-6013 Bikes & Scooters • Boats • Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Bargain Car Rentals..........................367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4655 Donnie’s Boat Rentals.......................365-4119 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 Cat’s Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cas’s Carts........................................365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown • Daily unless notedAlbury’s Ferry Service • Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 • VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45 9+ 10:45+ Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:15 9:45+ 11:30+Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am 12:15 pm2:30* (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* (M-Sat) 4:30 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45am‡ 10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30Same day fare • Adult oneway $15 / Round Trip $20 • Kids 6-11 half fare Free under 6‡ From Union Jack Dock Except holidays + Hope Town late trips Fri & Sat onlyGreen Turtle Ferry • Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 • VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) • Round trip $12 Extra to some destinationsAbaco Adventures • Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for timePinder’s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean’s Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLean’s Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $45 OW / $90 RT • Children half fare • Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLean’s Town • Rental automobiles at both terminals.Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119 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 O’Donald McIntosh..477-5037 Pope McKenzie .......477-5894 Orthnell Russell .......365-0125 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120 Edward Rolle ...........365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer.. ......365-4070 Jeff Survance ...........365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ...........365-4261 Visitors’ Guide Restaurants • Services • Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only ‡ Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Gino’s ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamie’s Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pop’s Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodilly’s.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mother Merle’s................$$ Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Cap’n Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Harbour’s Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Sea Spray.......................$$ .....‡....366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar....................365-6501 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florence’s Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudson’s Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Traveller’s Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Harvey’s Island Grill.......$$.............365-4389 Laura’s Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntosh’s Restaurant....$$.............365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Rooster’s Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big J’s...............................$.............366-4020 Nancy’s............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 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 Cooper‘s Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point.............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................Rev 15 May 06Compliments of The Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walker’s Cay Walker’s Cay -................................. Closed Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................50......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Island Tours • Marsh 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 ...................... .... 367-0169Major’s Air Service Freeport ............................... 367-4826 Southern Air Nassau .......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ...................... 367-0140 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch ...................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ............... 367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ..................... 954-359-0292 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-2089 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two • Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Gov’t dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer’s Market..........$10 + $2 Gov’t Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie R ussel house ...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City ..............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay ............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point ........................................................$135 + $10 • Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally’s & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................ $ 3 each Solomon’s Super Center ..........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov’t dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free • Caged pets as people Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea. • Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov 05Treasure Cay Resort ..............................................$20 + $5 Madeira Park ..........................................................$14 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock.....................................$8 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$18 + $5 Bahamas Star farm ................................................$24 + $5 Sand Banks ............................................................$24 + $5 Joe’s Creek, Leisure Lee .....................................$44 + $10 Black Wood............................................................ $18 + $5 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town...................................$37 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$55 + $5 Wood Cay ...............................................................$60 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $65 + $5 Fox Town................................................................ $70 + $5 Crown Haven ..........................................................$75 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport ..........................................$75 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour............................. $65 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24).........$18 + $ 5 T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles.................................$22 + $5 T C Hotel to Joe’s Creek ........................................$35 + $5 T C Hotel to Moxey .................................................$16 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX........................... $6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport.................. $75 + $10 Points of InterestAlbert Lowe Museum...........................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibitsGreen Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden.............. Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum............Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station...............................Hope Town Walk to & swim onMermaid Reef off M 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 12, JUNE 15th, 2006 ECC Holds First GraduationSpecial Needs Students Are Taught at Every Child Counts By Samantha V. Evans Friday evening was exciting for the principal, teachers, staff and students of Every Child Counts as the school held its first graduation on June 9 at St. Francis de Sales Church. The guest speaker for the ceremony was the Hon. Obediah H. Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism. He began his presentation by saying how honored he felt to have been asked to speak at this special graduation ceremony. He is especially honored because he knows first hand all the time, effort and patience it takes to work with special children as he has a brother who is challenged. Even though his brother cannot read, he has accomplished much. Mr. Wilchcombe stated that he admires his brother very much. He added that all of us were created by God to achieve greatness. Even though life is full of challenges, it is important to press past the pain and achieve that greatness. He has had the opportunity to experience some people’s pain especially, those who feel the need to hide their children who are not normal. He stated that it is important to have love in your heart for all people. Take a little time and reach out and touch these special lives because too many of them are not being touched. He stated that it is time for Please see School Page 4 Three students who have been at Every Child Counts for several years have completed their work and graduated from the school on June 9. Key note speaker for the occasion was the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, who urged the audience to reach out to all people. St. Francis de Sales Church was crowded with supporters of the school and well wishers. The student who received an academic and vocation diploma was Justin Kemp on the right while Shannon Roberts and Dwight Cornish received their life skills diplomas. Change Ministries Dedicataes New Building By Samantha V. Evans After two and a half years of working on the new sanctuary for Change Ministries, Pastor and Sister Samuel Cornish expressed relief as the church was dedicated to the Lord on May 28th. The church is affiliated with World Harvest Church – Pastor Rod Parsley out of Columbus, Ohio. The church, that can seat 500, was filled to capacity as all members were excited and enthusiastic about this day. Guests came from Nassau, Freeport and the United States to celebrate with them. Sister Carmen stated that members were very faithful throughout this entire process. Some members were at the church at all hours of the night shining their car headlights as the floor for the Shoot Out Is All Release TournamentSix Schools Compete in Swim Meet By Candace Key The Perry Cooke Memorial Abaco School Swim Meet resumed this spring after a fiveyear hiatus due to location difficulties. Hope Town was once again proud to host the meet this time in their new 25-meter community pool which was the culmination of a dream come true for pool chairman and head swim coach, Mrs. Carrie Cash. The meet literally started off with a bang! The bang came from thunder and lightning. Five determined schools braved the elements and joined Hope Town School at the pool. Students, teachers, parents and community Please see Swim Meet Page 18 The 27th annual Bertram Hatteras Billfish Invitational Shootout pits fishing boats of two competing companies against each other. This year Bertram won the friendly competition but everyone won in terms of having a great time both at sea and ashore. The Shootout was held at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour on May 6-13. A total of 57 billfish were caught and released. For the first time this was an all-release tournament. Please see page 2 for the story. Change Ministries held a special service on May 28 to dedicate their new sanctuary. Sister Carmen Cornish is shown with her husband, Pastor Samuel Cornish, cutting the ribbon. The members have worked hard for several year doing much of the work themselves on their large new building which can seat 500 people. Please see Church Page 20


Page 2 B The Abaconian June 15, 2006 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 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 3 lots UNDER CONTRACT Regattas Units Rentals Daily, Weekly, Monthly HIGH ROCK Beautiful waterfront home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, boat house and dock, fantastic views EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone : 242-367-4962E-mail: or leslie@landandsearealty.comIf We Don’t Have It, We Will Find It!HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home, fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Lubber’s Quarters, 2 car carport, central air, beautifully landscaped lot, Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above sea level CALL for INFO EXCLUSIVE 15 June 2006 The action was exciting during the Bertram Hatteras Billfish Invitational Shootout. The tag with a number identifies the fishing boat and the color of the tag identifies the day. The date and time in the corner is further proof for the tournament organizers to guarantee that a fish was caught. Time of hook-up and other information is radioed to the tournament headquarters which this is corrolated with other data. The 27 annual Bertram-Hatteras Billfish Invitational Shootout was held at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour on May 6-13. This tournament has developed over the past 26 years into a unique event and draws the most well known and successful anglers in the world. The competition at sea is matched by lively social events including parties, entertainment, auctions and dinners ashore to ensure vivid memories by the participants. Over the years it has brought about lasting friendships along with fierce competition. Lay day activities included a Barbeque Blast mid day followed by volleyball and other beach activities. The day even included a Texas Hold “Em Poker Tournament. This year it was an “all release” event for the first time. The angler had to bring the fish up to the boat for release and the catch had to be verified by a digital still or video camera. The camera had to show the correct time and date to qualify. The fish had to remain in the water the entire time. They could not be lifted out of the water for photographing. The Shootout included three days of fishing The entertainment included a 50s Theme Party and drawings for gifts each day. Entertainment every night was outstanding. This year a total of 57 billfish were caught and released: 22 blue marlin, 29 white marlin and six sailfish. The first place winner was Wynsong with two blue marlin releases and one white marlin release. In second place was High Price with two blue marlin releases. Third place was Intermission that had two blue marlin releases. Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage • Gas • Diesel • Ice • Bait • Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina • Fiberglass repair • Bottom painting • Bright work • Waxing Gift shop • Largest selection of fishing tackle • T-shirts • Souvenirs • Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service • Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals • Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 • Fax 366-0171 • Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13’ 15’ 17’ Now AvailableCall for information Boat Harbour Hosted Prestigious Billfish Tournament


June 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 B MARSH HARBOUR #3100 Ten acre parcel perfect for a marina or small development. Deep water on the Sea of Abaco with a dredged canal. $2,500, 242.367.5046 TILLOO CAY #2723 “Tilloo Dream” One acre on the Sea of Abaco with a 1 bed 1 bath cottage with access to the Atlantic and a shared dock. $597, 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #2516 “Crosswinds” 4 bed 3 bath 2,800 sq.ft. family home and apartment with 2 central A/C’s, generator and fresh water well. $820, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3071Canal lot on the north side of Galleon Bay Drive overlooking Carleton Point Development. $310, 242.477.5821 MARSH HARBOUR #2818 “Harbour House” 2 acres with 200’+ of protected deep water. Spacious 2800 sq.ft 4 bed, 3.5 bath home, and screened-in porch. $2,298, 242.366.0163 TREASURE CAY #1660 “Serenity House” Modern 5,600 sq.ft 2storey, 4 bed 4.5 bath home on 2 expansive lots with incredible views and 290ft oceanfront. $4,900, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #2115 “Hilltop Estates” 3 bed 2 bath home 60 ft above sea level with scenic views and hundreds of fruits trees and a cottage. $650, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3072 “Garden Villa 675” Charming 2 bed 2 bath one minute from Treasure Cay. Great rental opportunity or family retreat. Very private $300, 242.477.5821 MARSH HARBOUR #3248 “Villa Espanola” Tropical 4 bed, 3 bath island home. Extreme privacy, yet close to town. Spacious formal dining room and kitchen. $1,490, 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #2887 “Seagrapes” Beautifully landscaped beachfront residence with awesome ocean views, professionally decorated 3 bed, 3.5 baths. $3,500, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3079Prime development. 10 acre waterfront property with pool and 120 foot beach. Potential as a marina or fishing lodge. $640, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3070 “Tranquility” Very clean CBS 3 bed, 3bath with central A/C in a peaceful neighborhood. Mature fruit trees in backyard. $235, 242.477.5821 SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817 “Parrot Point” Unique 4.96 acre property with private marina and 278 linear feet of dock space. Five water cisterns $4,000, 242.362.4211 TREASURE CAY #2934 “Sandy Shores” Beachfront 3 bed, 2.5 bath home with elevator, panoramic views spacious verandahs with serene ambience. $1,700, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3076 “Beach Villa 715” Cozy 2 bed, 2 bath villa on a beautiful beach. Magnificent sunrises and sunsets at your doorstep. Great home or rental. $440, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #2841 “Caribe” 3 bed 2 bath home with a spacious master bedroom -just 3 minutes walk away from gorgeous Treasure Cay beach. $215, 242.477.5821 C C C C C o o o o o nt nt nt nt nt in in in in in ue ue ue ue ue d in S d in S d in S d in S d in S e e e e e c c c c c t t t t t io io io io io n n n n n A P A P A P A P A P ag ag ag ag ag e 3 e 3 e 3 e 3 e 3 TILLOO CAY #2724 “Hunkaloo” Two + acres Sea to Sea with docking on the Sea of Abaco with a 2 bed 2 bath home and a guest cottage. $995, 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #3073 “My Island Retreat” 4 bed 3 bath beachfront retreat with cathedral ceilings and wraparound screened-in porches and great views. $1,300, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3032 “Home Sweet Home” Two parcels of land, one is a vacant lot the other a 2 bed 2 bath home fully furnished with A/C and heating. $350, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3028 “Ruby’s Love” Comfortable 3 bed 2 bath family home 5 minutes from the pristine beach needs TLC but is fully furnished. $205, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAYStan SawyerMARSH HARBOURLaurie SchreinerHOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAYKerry SullivanHOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAYJane Patterson06-15-06GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA Y Y Y Y Y Waterfront lot overlooking Coco Bay’s harbour. with a dredged channel to an exisiting dock. #3031 $650,000. MARSH HARB MARSH HARB MARSH HARB MARSH HARB MARSH HARB OUR OUR OUR OUR OUR COMMERCIAL #2513 Located in town near the Government Dock,6,525 sq. ft. lot. $75,000.


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It is time to stop talking, discussing and start acting. That night’s celebration was saying that every individual counts. None of us was born perfect, but together we are stronger. He stated that every island can learn from what is going on on Abaco. This is a big thing the staff is doing at Every Child Counts. He applauded those who are making a difference and not just talking. He congratulated the graduates for their great accomplishments. He told the audience that he learns a lot from his brother, and it amazes him how, even though he cannot read, he can remember details of music so well, something he cannot do. He can tell the year a song was recorded and by whom. Wow! He encouraged those who sit in high office to not forget about those who can’t help themselves. He called for all to give what they have. It doesn’t have to be money; it can be your time. Just reach out. Dr. Sharon Kossack, a professor at Florida International University, spoke to the graduates. She has been with ECC for the past 10 years where she gives freely of her time to train and evaluate students and teach those who struggle with reading. She stated how proud she is to see this day to celebrate the accomplishments of the students, especially the graduates who worked hard to be here tonight. They are talented and wonderful. She added that it is, indeed, sad to see them move on, but they must now take their place in the work world. Three students graduated from Every Child Counts: Justin Kemp, Shannon Roberts and Dwight Cornish. Justin Kemp received his academic and vocational diploma while both Shannon and Dwight received their life skills diploma. Shannon has been working as a teacher’s aide at Wesley College for the past six months and plans to continue working there three days a week. Dwight Cornish is also employed. Justin Kemp is working now as well but will be attending the Bahamas Vocational and Technical Institute next term to get his training as an air-conditioning technician. Thanks to the support of Abaco Pathfinders, he will be able to continue his studies. Students from all grade levels received awards for a job well done this school year. Special awards were also given to the Enthusiastic Learner, Most Improved Behavior and Most Improved Academically at each level. The two most prestigious awards, the Principal’s Award and ValeBreakfast/Lunch/Dinner OPEN 7 DAYS Cappucinno & Latte Wireless Internet Sunday Bahamian BuffetEXTENSIVE COCKTAIL LISTLIVE MUSIC‘JAMMIN JAN’EVERY THURS‘GARRED COOPER’EVERY FRI & SUN INNOVATIVE ISLAND CUISINERestaurant & BarConch Inn Marsh Harbour Ph School News SchoolFrom Page 1 Please see School Page 6 Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081 Aisle of Palm Realty Brent Cartwright web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comPlease call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco Email: web site: Maria Silvester 1218 NEW EXCLUSIVE Two story home in Bahama Palm Shores offering two beds along with detached one bedroom guest cottage. $355,000 1216 NEW EXCLUSIVE 3/2 home upstairs with 2/1 and 1/1 apartments downstairs. All units fully and tastefully furnished. A must see!! Call for more info. Yellowwood hillside 1208 Hillside lot with great views of Cherokee and the mainland beaches and ocean looking south and views of Winding Bay.1226 Royal Harbour waterfront Ideal protected dockage in Marsh Harbour. Close to town, all underground utilities. 15 Jun 06 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 Under contract 1272-Bahama Palm Shores Beachfront Lot. Best beachfront buy in Abaco $250,000 2 Murphy Town multi family lots available. Please call for details Parents, teachers and well wishers should be proud of the first grade students who competed in an island wide Spelling Bee sponsored by the Ministry of Education. There were 18 students from Hope Town Primary, Man-O-War Cay Primary, Agape Christian School, St. Francis de Sales, Central Abaco Primary, Amy Roberts, Moore’s Island, Treasure Cay Primary, Fox Town and Cooper’s Town Primary. Parents, teachers and well wishers should be proud of these little ones who devoured the seen list within ten rounds without any elimination. However, as the unseen list was introduced, the students started to dwindle away leaving only the best of the best standing. After eighteen rounds of the unseen list, a winner was declared from Agape Christian School. The winner was Priscilla Bain. The second place winner was Anna Albury of Hope Town Primary School, who fought hard for the championship. What made this achievement so great for Anna is that she is blind. It was clear that her achievement not only excited her, but she touched all of us present in a very special way. She proved today that your only disability is you! The third place trophy went to Akintomiva Omotosho from Fox Town Primary.


June 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 B YELLOWOODExtraordinary hilltop property offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean and creeks. Near the Abaco Club. #13474Price: $120,000 WATCHING BAYNew development near Cherokee Sound and Winding Bay. Ocean access to all lots, utilities available. #13231Price: $45,000 MURPHY TOWNThis cute 2 bed, 1 bath home is located on 7 lots. Landscaped property has ample room for expansion or subdivision. #13475Price: $350,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESGreat starter home still under construction. One bed, 1 bath located in a quiet area. #13415Price: $85,000 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 CHEROKEE HILLTOPExtraordinary property boasting scenic ocean views, located in a quiet private area with 1/2 acre lots available. #3035 Price: $189,000 SAND BAR AT CHEROKEEGreat potential for expansion, 2 acres of pristine waterfront property small villa & restaurant buildings. Spectacular views. #13088$2,455,000Visit our website today! D D u u p p u u c c h h R R e e a a l l E E s s t t a a t t e e 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 $27,000 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 15 June 06 GREEN TURTLE CAY1.5 acres on gorgeous ocean beach with 135 feet of frontage and great elevations. This is the last available peice in this area. #2809Price: $820,000 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 BAHAMA PALM SHORES BEACHFRONTComfortable island style 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on one acre of property. Enjoy an afternoon on the deck overlooking the azure blue Atlantic Ocean. Elevations of 20 on 100 of gorgeous beachfront. Come relax! #13180 Price: $580,000 CASUARINA POINTLocated in beautiful seaside community of Casuarina Point this 4 bed, 4 bath home/duplex sits on 83 of gorgeous beachfront with views of Atlantic. #2818 Price: $580,000 REDUCED PRICE CASUARINA POINTWaterfront 4 bed, 2 bath home situated on 120 of sea walled property. Boaters dream. #13312 Price: $590,000


Page 6 B The Abaconian June 15, 2006 Kathleen Albury, BRI a professional Licensed Real Estate Appraiser who has performed work for most local financial institutions, many attorneys and private individuals. She also serves as a Broker with H.G. Christie, Ltd. with eight years of extensive and varied experience in real estate, both in the U.S. and the Bahamas, six of these years in Abaco. She maintains licenses in both countries. She has completed many continuing education courses, having received her Bahamas Real Estate Institute designation, and can be considered one of the best trained realtors in Abaco. Kathleen serves all of Abaco and currently resides in Hope Town, Elbow Cay. HGChristie.comP.O. Box AB 20777 Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367 5454 Fax: (242) 367 5452 Hope Town, Elbow Cay Tel: (242) 366 0700 Fax: (242) 366 0701 Cell: (242) 477 5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.comWhen you require a Real Estate Appraisal, please call: dictorian Award, both went to Justin Kemp. Mrs. Lyn Major, founder of the school and its president, stated how proud she is of all of his accomplishments and the challenges he had to overcome to receive such honors. His mother was overcome with emotion as her son received his awards. She stated that only the grace of God kept her together and fighting for her son to learn. Well, today, it paid off. Justin was too shy to read his valedictorian speech so Mrs. Major read it for him. In it he thanked all of the persons who helped and believed in him including the community of Treasure Cay, teachers, staff, principal and his mom. He is eternally grateful. JustinÂ’s mom, Brenda Russell, thanked the principal and other administrators by presenting them with fruit baskets. Mrs. Major stated that the mission of ECC is to help children to function to the best of their ability in every area of life. Some people are ashamed of their children with disabilities so they keep them at home. The time has come for this to change, she stated. These special children are closer to God than anyone else she knows. In closing she stated that it takes a whole community to teach these children. If it werenÂ’t for the volunteers, they could not do what they do as well as they do it. To show their appreciation to the volunteers, special token gifts were given to them after the ceremony.Central Abaco Primary Learn About High SchoolBy Samantha V. Evans On June 7th Senior Master Mr. Roberts and Guidance Counselor Ms. Samantha Evans from Abaco Central High School spoke to the sixth grade students of Central Abaco Primary School about what is expected of them when they begin attending high school. Mr. Roberts spoke to them about discipline and behavior at the school. He told them that in the past months, there has been a drastic decrease in fights at the school and stated that he credits Ms. Evans as being very instrumental in this effort. He told them that fighting, cursing and misbehavior will not be tolerated. He continued that students are not allowed to speak Creole or any other language in the classroom. English is the only language allowed. This is important because teachers need to understand what they are saying and know that the child is not cursS t e i n e r H H o u s e T T r e a s u r e C C a y R R o a d 4 BR,2 1/2 BA $ 8 0 9 0 0 0 R o y a l P P a l m 2 BR, 2 BA Marina front condo, fully furnished, with boat slip. Tropical decor $ 5 9 9 0 0 0 H e l e n s P P o i n t G G a l l e o n B B a y Waterfront 4 BR,3 BA Home, Sea of Abaco views $ 1 3 8 8 0 0 0 Ga l l e o n B B a y R R o a d Homesite overlooking Treasure Cay Marina $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 T w i n P P a l m s B B r i g a n t i n e C C a n a l Home, 3 BR 2BA pool and dock $ 8 7 0 0 0 0 E a r l y L L i g h t R R o y a l P P o i n c i a n a 2 BR, 2BA Condo on Treasure Cay beach $ 6 9 5 0 0 0 More School News SchoolFrom Page 4 Please see SchoolPage 8 Abaco was well represented at the Primary PrincipalÂ’s Association Annual General Knowledge Competition held in Nassau as four of our primary school students competed against seven other primary schools in The Bahamas on May 26. At the end of the competition, the Abaco team tied for second place. Making up the team were two students from St. Francis (Matthew Grammatico and Fieasha Johnson shown here), one student from Agape Christian School (Vincente Chea) and one from ManO-War Cay Primary (Andrew Janes). The substitute was Rodrese Bowe. Each student received a trophy as well as their school. Abaco Students Placed Second in General Knowledge


June 15, 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


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He added that we look forward to their becoming a part of the Abaco Central High School family and encouraged them to come to school in September with the right motives and attitude. Ms. Evans spoke to the students about the role of the counselor in high school and went over some of the rules, regulations and uniform dress code. She began by saying that like Mrs. Stubbs, the counselor there, her job is to ensure that nothing is hindering them from learning while at school. The counselor is there to help with lunch assistance or to talk about a family, school, or personal problem. She told them that she plans workshops for students as well as take students to workshops locally and abroad. She explained that once they focus on their education and make good choices, then they may be afforded the opportunity to go on some of those educational trips. She stressed the importance of their making good choices. “Good choices will take you through life no matter what school you attend or where you go in life,” she stated. You cannot get away from making decisions as long as you live. It is important that students know how to respond when they are confronted with drugs, sex, skipping school or even vandalizing property. The students looked at her strangely as she spoke. Mrs. Stubbs stated that they had never heard some of these things before. Ms. Evans told them that there were many more topics to cover and things to discuss but they will continue this at the seventh grade orientation in September. Just before the students were dismissed for lunch, Bishop Campbell spoke to them briefly about having confidence in self and believing in their abilities. He asked them to repeat: “If it is to be, it is up to me.” They did, then they were dismissed.St. Francis Holds Prize Giving CeremonyBy Samantha V. Evans Friday morning, June 9th, was an exciting one for students of St. Francis de Sales School. Parents, family and friends filled the church to support their children and loved ones. The prize-giving ceremony for the entire school except grade 12 was held at St. Francis church that morning. Grade 12 prize giving was held that evening. Mrs. Kumar stated that prize giving is the time to honor students for their deterMore School News SchoolFrom Page 6 Please see School Page 10 B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdTel: 367.2798 Fax: 367.5098 The sixth grade students of St. Francis de Sales School show their certificates that indicate that they will begin high school in September. "One Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #455) 1 bed, 1 bath fully furnished ground floor poolside unit. Mariners Cove offers pool, tennis courts, laundry facilities, on site management, good rental potential. Price $200,000."One Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #439) Fully furnished and meticulously maintained one bedroom, one bath ground level, poolside condominium, recently completely renovated, all new appliances & furnishings, customs cabinetry, terracotta tile floor, lots of amenities. Rental potential Price $185,000.Residential Inland LotŽ(Ref #442) Choice residential lot on paved Flamingo Drive, located just one block from Ocean Blvd. 10,000 s/f & 80 on the road. All utilities are available at the property boundary, including TV & DSL. Price $45,000. LEISURE LEE:Canal Front Home"(Ref #214) 2 bedroom 2 bath single story CBS construction home, open living/kitchen on the end of a finger canal, tile floors, central A/C, low maintenance, 50 of bulkhead canal front with deep water and dock, fully furnished, includes vehicle. Close to beach access $465,000.Rocks CleftŽ(Ref #466) Fully furnished, topsider home, 3 bedroom, 3 bath with 2,600 s/f on 2 levels located on peninsula with 360 degree waterfront views, canal front dockage for 100+ yacht, boat ramp, lots of amenities includes vehicle and boat. Price: $986,000.LITTLE HARBOUR:Waterfront PropertyŽ(Ref #347) 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280' water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little Harbour, large natural cave. $608,000. Reduced!!!TURTLE ROCKS:Turtles RockŽ(Ref #361) 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beach front home built in 2000 on 1.18 acres with 102 on the beach, very private area, fully furnished. $755,000.GUANACAY:Two Commercial LotsŽ(Ref#368) 2 adjoining lots, harbour front road location, across from the public dock, total frontage 161 feet, lot#8 $299,000, lot#9 $349,000.00.BUSTICK BIGHT:Waterfront AcreageŽ(Ref#381) Two 1 acre parcels, featuring 150-200 feet of water front on protected Bustick Bight, located just 6 miles north of Marsh Harbour, open zoning, ideal location. Call for pricing.SPLIT ROCK:Waterfront ParcelsŽ(Ref#299) Large waterfront lot(s) in new Split RocksŽ subdivision. This prime property consists of 1.39 acres and features over 100 feet of frontage on the beautiful Sea of Abaco. Call for pricing.SCOTLAND CAY:Waterfront LotŽ(Ref#319) Large lot with 125 feet on Sea of Abaco, Private island with air strip, elevations up to 50+/$500,000.MARSH HARBOUR:Great Abaco Residential LotŽ(Ref#493) Select residential lot in Great Abaco Club, 7,750 sq. ft. in size, finger dock for 25 vessel, direct access to Sea of Abaco, gated community, all utilities available, use of all resort amenities, close to restaurants, shops, etc $425,000. Prime Real Estate Listing Throughout Abaco TREASURE CAY:"Argyll House"(Ref #483) Elegant & luxurious 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath Ocean Blvd. Estate approx. 6,900 s/f, on 1.6 acres with 153 on the beach, landscaped, fully furnished, high ceilings, marble floors, 2 car garage, includes vehicles. $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 HouseŽ(Ref #350) Fabulous 2 storey 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath, fully furnished, plus efficiency, pool, 80' beach frontage, recently renovated $2,300,000.OceanaŽ(Ref #498) Furnished 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath private home with open floor plan and British Colonial decor for elegant and comfortable living, located on Sandpiper Beach with magnificent views, garage, landscaped, beachside deck. $1,875,000."Alexandre"(Ref #510) 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath harbour front residence, 3,000+s/f with loft, CBS construction with high ceilings, French doors overlooking harbour, 60 dock plus boat lift, landscaped double garage, screened patio, fully furnished, pool, Price $1,850,000."Beachfront Vacant Lot"(Ref #462) 1.82 acre cleared lot with 144 of prime beach frontage, located on prestigious Ocean Blvd, all utilities available, limited beach lots available in this area. Price $1,200,000."Harbours Edge"(Ref #191) 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,500 s/f harbour front home, 90 of bulkhead for dock with 8+/depth, waterfront views though large glass doors, open kitchen, interior decor includes hand painted tropical mural, 2 car garage, 1/3 acre lot with privacy walls, Mediterranean style pool, fully furnished. Price: $1,265,000."Four Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #454) Luxurious fully furnished 4 bedroom, 3 bath two level waterfront condominium overlooking both Treasure Cay Marina and poolside. Large kitchen for entertaining, master suite overlooks marina with sitting area and balcony. Price $485,000."Brigantine Beach Condo"(Ref #369) 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath bath townhouse with ocean views just steps from the beach, furnished, rental history $458,000.Canal Lot on Brigantine Bay(Ref #321) Oversized, cleared, 130' canal frontage, deep water $365,000.Canal Lot (Ref #556) Well situated residential canal front parcel overlooking the wide expanse of the protected waters of Brigantine Bay. 15,306 s/f & 91 feet of bulkhead, cleared & leveled, ready for construction $363,000."Two Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #454) 2 bedroom, 1 bath fully furnished, two level poolside unit within view of Treasure Cay Marina and just a 5 minute walk from the Treasure Cay Beach. Can be combined with listing #455 to make a 3 bed/2bath with open living area. Price $317,900.Waterfront Lots"(Ref #260) Four adjoining sea-walled waterfront lots on Galleon Bay Rd with spectacular views of the Sea of Abaco, cleared ready for construction, excellent value, Price $220,000 each.Galleon Bay Canal Lot"(Ref #422) Prime Canal Front cleared lot totaling 10,295 s/f and 88+ feet of protected canal water frontage situated on the wide expanse of pictureque Galleon Bay, quick access to the Sea of Abaco. $350,000.We Exceed Client Expectations!www.abacoestateservices.comPlease contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco. Phone: (242) 365.8752Cell: (242) 357.6570 Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir Broker Members Bahamas Real Estate AssociationABACO ESTATE SERVICESREALESTATESALES VACATIONRENTALS15 June, 2006UNDERCONTRACT


June 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 B • Bahama Coral Islandvacant property in Bahama Coral Island, financing available-Call for details.  Bahama Coral Islandvacant lot situated in subdivision $15,000. – UNDER CONTRACT  Cabbage Point5 acre parcels on the SC Bootle highway, financing available –Call today for details.  Bahama Palm Shores –several interior lots available. Good location-$37,500 each.  Sand Banks -Canal property, small home, with mature fruit trees. Very private. Lots also available –Call for details.  Sweetings Village -Vacant interior lot, over 11,000 sq. ft. – UNDER CONTRACT_________________________________________________________________________ June 15th, 2006Green Turtle Cay-#5191 Luxurious home located on a 2.5 mile sandy beach. Consisting 5 bdrms, 4 bthswith wrap around verandas. Offered at $2,500,000Call Chris Yellowwood-#5263-2 Bdrms2 Bthscottage, Sits on large lot that is 100’ x 150’. Features a laundry room, and outside patios. Electricity is now in that area! $219,000-Call MailinUNDER CONTRACT .Lubbers-#0350 -vacant lot in Abaco Ocean Club. Comprises of 10,125 sq.ft. call today for more details. $70,000-Call Mailin SOLD .Lubbers -#5617-This lot comprises 10,094 sq.ft and is one lot in from the Sea of Abaco. $110,000.00 -Call Mailin .Dolphin Beach Estates, Guana Cay-#5572-2 bed/2bath 768 sq.ft home is fully furnished with appliances, hurricane shutters & back up generator. $307,000.00Call Mailin .NEW LISTING Bahama Palm Shores -#5670 –3 bedroom, 4,876 sq ft island home on 2 acre lot with 220’ of beachfront, generator and pool. $1,150,000.00-Call Mailin .Green Turtle Cay-#5532-2 bed/2 bath beach house on Bita Bay. Central A/C, fully equipped kitchen, water maker and more. Great rental history Call Chris .Bahama Palm Shores -#5667This beachfront lot comprises 83,842sq.ft-200’ stretches across a powder white sand beach. Electricity in place. $600,000.00-Call Mailin Yellowwood -#5427Incomplete 1bed/1bath home comprises 24,621 sq ft. Built of wood & durable cement siding. $150,000.00-Call Mailin Yellowwood-2H-# 548437,368 sq.ft., featuring 184’ on the Atlantic rocky shoreline, minutes away from Cherokee Sound and Winding Bay. $275,000.00 –Call Mailin Green Turtle Cay-1.6 Acre beachfront lot located on the most beautiful beach on the island. Approx. 130’ on the beach and 560’ deep. $850,000 –Call Chris .Yellowwood-#5492-33,690 sq.ft., $82,000.00 Close to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay and only minutes from Cherokee Sound-Call Mailin UNDER CONTRACTNEW LISTING Galleon Bay, Treasure Cay-Canal front, 122’ sea walled, 20,000 sq.ft. $305,000.00 -Call Claudius . NEW LISTING Turtle Rocks-Multi family lot, 27,507 sq.ft., power & cable to boundary, beach access, $85,000.00 –Call Claudius NEW LISTING Guana Cay-#5734 Vacant beachfront property running 66’ on the Atlantic & comprises approx. 18,350 sq.ft. This won’t last long. $350,000 –Call Mailin NEW EXCLUSIVEMAGNIFICENT ACREAGE"Pascoe House“This 4.673 acre property comprises approx. 600 ft of harbour front in prestigious Pelican Shores, Marsh Harbour, Abaco and features a deep water dock. The 2-bed, 1.5-bath Pascoe House has 2,500 sq ft of living space with the living room and patio commanding gorgeous harbour views.The property includes a 2 bed/2 bath guest cottage with porch, a 1 bed/1 bath cottage, dock house, one car garage and generator house.Beautifully landscaped yard. US$4,500,000-Call Mailin .ManjackCay -10 acres with beautiful beachfront at both ends. Protected anchorage on west side.. Great development property $2,000,000.00 –Call one of our agents today. .Man-O-War 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 .Leisure Lee-#5366 -3bd, 2bth home 1,600 sq ft, in quiet neighborhood with extensive wrap around screened in porch and central A/C. Beach access. $325,000.00 –Call Mailin Man-O-War Cay-#5451-Two cottages, both with 2 bds/2 bths, on 16,000 sq. ft. of waterfront property. 60,000 gallon cistern, and 15KW generator. $1,100,000.00 –Call Mailin .Green Turtle Cay -#5347 -An island dream! 2 bed/2 bath beachfront home has a private dock and dredged channel. Offered at $2,300,000.00Call Chris Mailin Sands Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph# 242-367-2992 Chris Farrington, BRI Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Ph# 242-365-4695 Claudius Rolle Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph# 242-367-2992 Lee Pinder Cherokee Sound, Abaco Ph# 242-366-2053


Page 10 B The Abaconian June 15, 2006 Abaco Agent Hideaway, Great Cistern CayLike new 3/2 masterbuilt waterfront home with 40dock, 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 15deeded easement to the beach. $895,000Waterway, Sand Bank CreekWaterfront home with private dock and dredged channel. 3/2 plus games room, conservatory dining room and deck. $375,000Beachview, Turtle RocksLovely 16,000 sq. ft. homesite in private community. Natural elevation, direct beach access and great Sea of Abaco views. $58,800Bahama 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. $46,500Beachfront, Turtle RocksTwo one-acre properties each with 100of beautiful Sea of Abaco frontage. Convenient, quality neighbourhood with protective covenants.Each $208,500Waterway, Sand Bank Creek1 acre with 95Sea of Abaco frontage, dredged channel and private boat ramp. Secluded but only minutes to cays, bonefish or blue water. $125,000Bill Thorndycraft & Sandra EvansPhone: (242) 367-0365 Cell: (242) 357-6638 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 mination and achievement. All awards were given by the class teachers. Grade six students also received their primary school diploma for successfully completing primary school. Receiving the award for having the most merits in primary school were Aisha Jones of grade 5 and Whitney McIntosh of grade 9 for high school. Grade 12 awards ceremony was a tear jerkers as 16 students gathered to receive their honors. Mrs. Kumar stated that she is More School News SchoolFrom Page 8 Please see School Page 12 full of happiness and sadness because she loves them very much. She believes that this class is the best grade 12 class in her four years at this school because all of them graduated honorably. She referenced to Dr. Myles Munroe as she shared a few principles of life with them. Firstly, Dr. Myles stated that eagles fly alone for higher altitude. She told them to stick with people who will help them to soar higher and higher. Secondly, eagles do not eat dead things. She told them to stay away from outdated and old information. It is important that they continue to learn and stay current. She told them that she is concerned about the social aspects of life and wants them to have good etiquette and good manners. She continued that this will be important as they grow up. They must be prepared to mix and mingle with kings and queens of the world. Thirdly, she told them that eagles love stormy weather because it allows them to rise higher and higher to greatness. It is important that they grow so she encouraged them to use the storms of life as growing experiences. Finally, eagles prepare to raise their young. When the young are old enough, the eagles kick the babies out of the nest so that they can learn how to fly. To deter them from remaining when they come back to the nest, the eagle turns the thorn sides of the nest upright so they pierce the baby eagles. Hence, it forces them out of the nest. She told them that thorns of life come to teach them how to get out of the nest, grow and move on. It is important that they don’t become lazy; but spread their your wings and continue to fly. Parents, family and well wishers came to celebrate with them today, she added, but each of them will be parents of the future so pay attention to family. They must be prepared to spend time with their family, eat with them and pray with them. This ceremony tonight was only the first Cyber Learning Center has moved to a expanded space on the airport road close to the Marsh Harbour Aiport round about. The new facility is spacious with four distinct activity areas. The center offers classes in grades kindergarten through grade nine. Classes are small and instruction is individualized. Instruction is based on the Montessori system which is highly acclaimed. The owner/principal is Mrs. Sharon Greene. The Abaco office of the Ministry of Education sponsored island-wide spelling bees at each grade level. Winners of the second grade Spelling Bee shown here are Trinard Missick of Agape Christian School, first place; Yelena Persaud of St. Francis de Sales, second place; and Luke Albury of the Hope Town School, third place. Ms. Mary Jardine holds the school trophy for Agape Christian School.


June 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 B A b a c o R e a l E s t a t e A g e n c yAbacos Oldest and Most Experienced Real Estate 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, CHEROKEENewŽ Subdivision, limited number of investor lots available. Interior lots from $50,000 Ocean view lots from $190,000 grossOLD KERR2 miles south of Bahama Palm Shores 10.8 acres, Great elevations $165,000 gross BAHAMAPALM SHORES6 Interior lots from $25,000LONG 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 144waterfront on Sea of Abaco $849,000GUANABEACH FRONTLarge beach front lot 300 yards NE of Nippers $495,000 gross 2 / 2 HOUSE IN SETTLEMENTGreat location 150 yards to beach Next to Batelco & School 21,000+ lot nice 2 / 2 house $585,000 gross3 VACANT LOTSLocated in settlement next to Batelco 1) 8251 sq. ft. 2) 7922 sq. ft. $160,000 each 3) 7593 sq. ft.2 VACANT LOTSDolphin Beach Estates, side-by-side lots, Great Sea of Abaco views, each lot 33,500 sq. ft., $315,000 each1 VACANT LOT10,400+ sq. ft. great views, near Boat Harbour, $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-keyŽ. Must be seen to be appreciated. By appointment only.Ž B$2,875,000 Gross. (Exclusive of 1/2 Stamp Tax and Purchases own legal fees)EXCLUSIVE LISTING BYAPPOINTMENT ONLYŽ@ B$3,600,000Located on the waterfront in the center of Guana Cay Harbour, Business comprises of:-For more photos and information on this business, please see www.guanacayvillas.comHOPE TOWN50waterfront 300deep in Hope Town Harbour on Back Creek $570,000 grossLUBBERS2 acres 115waterfront $600,000 grossNewŽ Abaco Ocean Club LUBBERS Lots 39 & 40 $99,000 gross eachROLLINGHARBOUR22.6 acres with 1320of 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 138waterfront $365,000BUSTIC BAY5 minutes north of Marsh Harbour Two 1/2 acre lots w/ 100waterfront each $99,000GIFT SHOPCentral A/C, Ice Cream Freezer, soda cooler, chest freezer, bathroomLAUNDROMAT5 Washers & 5 Dryers, bathroomSTORAGE BUILDING22,000 Gallon Cistern, r/o water maker, Ice Maker, 3 Big Chest Freezers, Central A/C., 100kw GeneratorDOCK250 ft. x 8 ft wide dock & 2 beach cabanas, Great marina potential. TILLOO CAYHappy Cats, nestled on 3 acres of Sea to Sea property with private dock,Fresh water, swimming pool,4 bed 3 bath 3,380 sq. ft.Home, central a/c standby generator, Caretakers cottage, 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 90x 8LŽ shared with an additional 15x 15area that can have a roof installed to provide shade.B$1,225,000 Gross (Exclusive of 1/2 Stamp Tax and Purchases own legal fees) UNDER CONTRACT 1 June, 2006


Page 12 B The Abaconian June 15, 2006 phase of this celebration of success. Kumar reminded them to thank all of the stakeholders who helped them to succeed. The students presented their parents, teachers and principal with roses. Some students bought special gifts which they presented to Ms. Williams, their home room teacher. Samantha Baillou spoke on behalf of the class thanking Ms. Williams for all of her hard work and all that she did for them. The grade 12 class sang You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban. Ms. Williams stated that she is proud of each of them and presented each of them with an identical trophy as they are all campaigners and a campaign deserves a trophy. She added that they must win.Literacy Week at Central Abaco Primary SchoolBy Portia Jonsson On May 29th Literacy Week was launched at Central Abaco Primary with a radio talk show hosted by Mr. Silbert Mills. The talk show’s guests were Mr. Coral Johnson, Teacher/Librarian at Central Abaco Primary; Mr. Augustine Williams, PTA President; Mrs. Rosalie Stubss. Guidance Counselor; Ms. Elaine Martinborough, Urban Renewal of Abaco; Ms. Donica Mackey, Teacher of the Year; Bishop Anthony Campbell, President of the Abaco Christian Counsel; and Mr. Leroy Thompson, Senior Master at Central Abaco Primary. The theme for the week was Good Readers Are Great Leaders! Believe It, Achieve It! The students were engaged in fun reading activities and Tasty Tuesday when students and teachers had an opportunity to enjoy sweet treats. The week climaxed with a special assembly with Mr. Ted Pearce, pharmacist at Chemist Shoppe, speaking to the students on the importance of reading in order to succeed. Literacy Week is an annual event at the school. Over the years there have been book parades, reading, writing and banner competitions. This year’s committee members were Mrs. C. Johnson, Coordinator; Mrs. B. Moxey, Ms. M. Phillips, Mrs. D. Gounga, Ms. S. Clarke, Ms. M. Benn, Ms. N. Johnson, Mrs. J. Smith and Ms. R. Lindsay. St. Francis de SalesClass of 2006 GraduatesBy Portia Jonsson June 12th will forever be memorable for the 16 young graduates who made up the graduating Class of 2006 at St. Francis de Sales School. It was a night filled with excitement, anticipation, nervousness, expectations and tears as they left their “home away from home” to venture out into uncharted waters. Addressing the graduates was Father Dwight Rolle, Rector of St. Peter’s and St. Anne’s Parishes who advised them that their theme With Knowledge as Our Wings and Love as Our Wind, We Shall Soar brings about a sense of movement from one place to another. Persevere and strive to reach St. Francis de Sales School held its graducation ceremony on June 12. These students look happy, knowing that they have finished high school education. The Class of 2006 included Mikhali Adderley, Ladera Arnet, Samantha Baillou, Elsie Bain, Giovanno Bain, Edith Dorestil, Eden McIntosh, Trillo Edgecombe, Samantha Johnson, Lisa Kemp, Barry McKenzie Jr., Simone Pedican, Courno Rolle, Desmond Simmons, Nigella Thompson and Alisha Williams. More School News SchoolFrom Page 10 Please see School Page 13 Grade 2 students of Central Abaco Primary School went on another exciting field trip, this time to Agape Christian School and then to three farms. The students learned much about farming, about growing vegetable crops and raising chickens. They are shown here on Mr. Lennie Etienne’s farm south of Marsh Harbour.


June 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 B 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 Day On Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour Phone 367-3186 your destiny, he said. Father Rolle told them to remember where they came from and as they soar to new heights, “think outside of the box.” Your wings will carry you beyond your imagination. In closing, Father Rolle left three important points with the Class of 2006. Firstly, if they think they are at the end of their road, then they are already failing. Secondly, put order in their lives and do not compromise their principles. Allow virtue, integrity and honesty to remain in their lives. And lastly, allow God to be their guide. He challenged them to continue to study, investigate, constantly broaden their horizons and pursue excellence with these words in their hearts and they will indeed live the words of their theme. Also bringing remarks were Mrs. Giraud-Kumar, school principal; Mrs. Claudette Rolle, Director of The Bahamas Catholic Board of Education; and Ms. Eden McIntosh, Valedictorian. More School News SchoolFrom Page 12 Please see School Page 16Central Abaco PrimaryGrade 2 Rockets Launch Another Field TripBy Ms. Wallace Once again the grade 2 students and teachers at Central Abaco Primary were off on another learning adventure. On April 5th the students ventured out from the central part out into the southern part of the island. Their first stop was at the Agape Christian School. There they met Pastor David Cartwright who was the husband of the late Mary Cartwright, the person the library at Central Abaco Primary School is named after. Pastor Cartwright enlightened the students as he told them about the Easter Story. The students and teachers alike were ecstatic when they were introduced to a very special surprise guest. In case you are wondering, “guess who?” None other than a puppet by the name of Eliazer. The students and teachers were excited as Eliazar shared with them about God’s love. After leaving Agape, the students visited the Big Bird Chicken Farm. They were given a bus tour of the site. The students were able to see the different stages of a chicken’s life cycle. They were told by Ms. Carol Jean about how the chicken farm is operated on a daily basis. She briefed them on the approximate amount of chicken that is sold for consumption. The students and teachers were delighted. Many of them left finally being able to answer the age old question. “Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?” After leaving the poultry farm, the students then visited Pastor Lenny Etienne’s vegetable farm. They were given some agricultural-based facts on how to grow


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June 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 B YOUR FIRST CHOICE IN BAHAMIAN REAL ESTATE GUANA CAY TREASURE CAY BAHAMA PALM SHORES LYNYARD CAY GUANA CAY LEISURE LEE CROSSING ROCKS MURPHY TOWN BAHAMA PALM SHORES BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND SWEETINGS VILLAGE BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND BAHAMA PALM SHORES PELICAN SHORES#9934 SouthwindŽ. One of the first homes built on the lovely peninsula of Pelican Shores. Encompassing just under one acre of land, fronting on Duck Pond. Comprised of 2 bedroom/2 bath, den/library, open living and dining area and galley style kitchen. Included is a guest cottage, pool, enclosed 12Kw generator and dock. Apromising property with superior land value and great potential for the discerning, imaginative buyer. $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 widows 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 upŽ. Agreenway borders one boundary making the site secluded and private. $68,500. #9510: Greenland Bay. Gorgeous, unspoiled beach front, dazzling white sand, rolling grassland interior. Parcels encompass 100 to 200 feet on the beach, depth of +/-300. 30 miles south of Marsh Harbour. Only one parcel may be sold in each instance; the entire acerage is not offered a whole. Starting at $120,000 #9323. Just built and never lived in! 3 bedrooms, two baths, nicely detailed with arched interior doorways, tile and modern fully equipped kitchen. The perfect starter home for a young family. Near Government high school and all conveniences of town living. $135,000. #9492 Lovely homesite in secluded Bahama Coral island; just 10 minutes north of Marsh Harbour. Elevated and just across from natural wildlife area and 5 minutes to the secluded beach area. Great views if built upŽ! Buy now for the future! $21,000. #9073.NEW! Nicely elevated cottage overlooks the Sea of Abaco and catches every tropical breeze. Two bedrooms, 2 baths, hobby room, laundry nook, home is wired for generator power. Tiled living areas, carpeted bedrooms. Sturdy cement construction, tongue and groove ceilings. The perfect first home or retirement cottage! Move in condition! $230,000 #9935 Lovely home site of approximately 10,000 sq.ft with high elevation and views of the sea on the west of Abaco and the South side. Conveniently located just 3 miles north of Marsh Harbour. Motivated seller! $35,000. #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 upfor 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 20plus elevations. Superb views of the coast to north and south and just 150from beach access. Densely vegetated, nature coppice and native trees. License to use area that has been set aside for dockage on Sea of Abaco $641,000 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) 367-3260These offerings are subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawn without noticeŽ15th June 2006


Page 16 B The Abaconian June 15, 2006WINDWARD BEACH ROAD “Darnell House” REAL PACKAGE DEAL Canal front home fully furnished, vacant beach front lot, car / golf cart / 23’ boat. Well planned home has 3 bedrooms / 3 bath, including master suite with 2 guest bed rooms, den, open livingroom, dining, kitchen, utility room, screened-in porch on canal side, large garage and covered carporte/breezeway, landscaping with fenced section. MUST SEE $1,284,000 WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES “Bahama Sunset” Canal front two storey CBS home with 141 ft. water frontage with dock. Upper level has living / dining / kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite bath, den / optional bedroom and bath, and large covered dock. Downstaris 1 bed / 1 bath / living also large garage / workshop. Unique property with fantastic sunset view as well as sunrise ocean view. $1,107,000 ROCK POINT “Pilot House” special unique location with a commanding, enviable view of the Sea of Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/ frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths, large living/ dinning/ open kitchen; lower level 1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat garage. $1,230,000 Apartment four-plex, 2 storey CBS building, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. MUST SEE! $400,000 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts Sales Associate Everett Pinder(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.For further details and pictures visit our web page at Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas • E-mail: info@treasurecayrealestate.comMember “NEW” STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and ”stufff.” Starting at $25,000 CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS 1. CARLETON LANDING Newest opportunity Ccanal front condo and cottage units with available boat slips Starting at $680,000 +14%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. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / onsite pool and many other features Starting at $742,500 Plus 14% closing ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool 3 bed / 3 bath upper end unit, 12’ wide slip with boat lift, includes golf cart. $553,500 2 bed / 2 bath lower unit, 16’ wide slip, includes golf cart and 22’ boat $553.500 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 1 Lower unit 2 bed / 2 bath, 15’ wide boat slip, includes car. Newly decroated. MUST SEE $430,500 Bldg 4 Downstaris end unit 2 bed / 2 bath, totally redone, 12’ wide slip $435,600 ROYAL POINCIANA Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and tennis 2 bed / 2 bath downstairs end unit with wrap-around deck. Never rented. Fully and tastefully furnished. Special must see unit. $738,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 2 bed / 2 bath, end unit, extra features, never rented $212,000 VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE • Ocean front properties Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. Sand Piper Beach Sunrise Point Beginning at $875,000 • Canal Front Beginning at $264,500 • Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded Beginning at $175,000 • Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $50,000 OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Pool side / garden location 2 bed / 2 bath $369,000 Second row beach with direct ocean access. Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special features. MUST SEE $553,500 SANDPIPER BEACH “Lacey Daze” Hard to beat the layout and location of this special CBS home. Ocean front with patio access are living / dining / kitchen / den (optional bedroom) / master bedroom with ensuite bath. Other rooms include guest bedroom and bath, powder room, double gargage and utility / workshop area in addition to private 1 bedroom efficiency apartment. Many features. 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 widow’s walk. WOW! $2,500,000 + 7.5% closing “Cross Winds” Split level CBS home extra large lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! $868,000 + 7.5% closing BRIGANTINE BAY “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” / “Harbour’s Edge” Modern CBS 3bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, detached 2 car garage Except ional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. NEW PRICE $1,265,000 + 7.5% closing UNDER CONTRACT SOLD UNDER CONTRACThealthy vegetables in our soils. The children were shown the developmental stages of the onion. They also saw how the onion is harvested and packaged for distribution and consumption. Pastor Lenny encouraged the students to study really hard so they can become future educated farmers. After leaving the vegetable farm, the students made one final stop at Mr. Augustine Williams’ tomato farm. Several of the students were shown how the tomatoes were cultivated, cleaned and packaged for distribution. The field trip was executed beautifully as planned. After touring, the students were treated to large helpings of delicious pizza prepared by none other than Virginia Curry. They enjoyed the pizza and drinks as they lunched by the South Side dock. The day ended with a blast. But as the saying goes, all good things must come to the next school year.Standards for Day Care and Preschools Are ExplainedBy Portia Jonsson The sensitization of The Bahamas National Standards for Day Care and Preschool Centres under the direction of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology was addressed in a public meeting held last month at the Central Abaco Primary School. Addressing the large crowd of principals, teachers, day care and preschool operators and parents were Mrs. Agatha Archer, Senior Education Officer-Department of Education, and Mrs. Ellen Rhodriquez, EduMore School News SchoolFrom Page 13 cation Officer-Department of Education. The meeting’s intention was to bring day care and preschool operators up to standard. Mrs. Archer said her department is finding that not many persons are trained in the area of day care and preschool. The government is targeting 300 persons for free training including Family Islanders, and it is the Ministry of Education’s responsibility to see that they are trained. Mrs. Archer gave an overview of the day care and preschool legislation, registration, licensing and inspection procedures as well as the national standards. The seven standards for daycare and preschool centers are Registration, Licensing and Inspection, Centre Administration and Documentation, Staff Requirements, Physical Facility Requirements, Program Requirements, Health Requirements and Transportation Requirements. From these standards a registration assessment tool has been made up. Five elements of a quality preschool program are looked for in this tool. They are the physical environment, health and safety, teaching and support staff, equipment and materials and records. The physical environment should be clean and safe with adequate lighting and ventilation. There must be adequate space per child and toilet and diapering facilities. Mrs. Archer stressed that daycare and preschool facilitators cannot overcrowd a building with young children. If a home is used to care for children, that room must be cut Please see School Page 17


June 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 B abaco-realestate.com06/15/06Derek 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. Specialist (242) 365-4052 Cell: (242) 551-7976 msawyer @hgchristie.comSilbert MillsEstate Agent Media Specialist Abaco (242) 367-2935 Cell: (242) 375-8359 "Claire's Beach" Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Beachfront Building Site 30,920 s.f. 0.71 acres 117' Ocean Beach 35' Elevation Fabulous Ocean and Sea of AbacoViews #TS10565 $850,000. NEW SALES RENT ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES SALES RENT ALS APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL Treasure Cay 2 Lots offered as a single parcel 24,140 s.f.over 0.5 acre 174' of water frontage Overlooks entrance to Treasure Cay Marina Cleared and ready to build All utilities available #AS10592 $642,000. "Treasure View" NEW PRICE Sand Banks Creek near Treasure Cay 1 Acre plus Building Sites Wooded Lots 90' of Bay Frontage 80' of Road Frontage 3 Miles south of Treasure Cay #AB5071 from: $61,500. "Sand Banks Creek" Sea of Abaco near Leisure Lee 1.4 Acres 300' from mainland Excellent Elevation 8' water at western end 3 Miles south of Treasure Cay #AB51471 $375,000. "Carrington Cay" PRIV ATE ISLAND "Conched Out" Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay 3.08 Acres -Total 225' On Atlantic Ocean 235' On Coco Bay 30' Elevation #TS10560 1 1/2 Acres $1,393,000. 3.08 Acres $2,600,000. NEW NEW Great Guana Cay Beachfront Building Site 16,500 s.f. 0.3787 Acre 100' Beach Frontage Over 200' of depth Good Elevation Superb Ocean Views Lush Native Vegetation #TS10564 $425,000. "Secret Beach" "Buttonwood" Elbow Cay Buttonwood Bay Lot # 28 18,000 s.f. 0.413 acres Hilltop Site Community Dock Access #PS10566 $183,000. NEW 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 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Beautifully Landscaped Site 6,927 sq.ft. Private, protected dockage for 65' and 25' vessels. #AS10718 $750,000. "Parcel # 43" NEW NEW WEBSITE P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020Mammograms OfferedFor Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. Duranda Ash Opthamologist June 16 17, 2006 Dr. Daniel Johnson Podiatrist June 16, 2006 Ms. Kim Scriven Audiology Hearing aids, hearing testing June 17, 2006 Dr. Hubert Minnis Ob Gyn / Ultrasound June 17, 2006 Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist June 24, 2006 Ms. Diane Davis Mammogram Radiographer Technologist June 24, 2006 Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea June 29, 2006 off from the other living areas with its own private toilet. An enclosed playground with playground equipment is needed in addition to a specific drop off and pick up area. The teaching and support staff should be caring and concerned certified preschool teachers with health certificates and firstaid certification. Teacher-student ratio is More School News SchoolFrom Page 16 Mrs. Agatha Archer, Senior Education Officer, and Mrs. Ellen Rhodriquez, Education Officer, both of the Department of Education, held a meeting for daycare and preschool operators. They went over the legislation that controls them, the registration, licensing and inspection policies. In the background is Bishop Clifford Henfield also important. When it comes to record keeping, Mrs. Rhodriquez emphasized its importance. She said all daycare and preschool operators should have a policy. A student file containing birth certificate and immunization card, emergency numbers, medical history and consent should be made. In closing Mrs. Rhodriquez said the law is here to protect both parent and daycare and preschool provider.Teacher Appreciation MonthBy Portia Jonsson Last month students and parents took time out to honor teachers and acknowledge the contributions they make to our lives. Teachers play a crucial role in making sure every child receives a quality education. Teachers need our support throughout the school year and they need to know that parents trust them and are working with them. Teaching is a demanding profession that calls for ongoing commitment and a love of students. Teacher Appreciation Month offers parDuring the presentation of the 2006/2007 budget for The Bahamas, several proposed duty changes were announced. Prime Minister Perry Christie said that no new taxes are proposed and a few items are being considered for reduced duties as follows: • Hurricane shutters may get a reduced duty rate of 15 percent from the previous 35 percent. It is hoped that this will encourage more persons to protect their houses with shutters. • Stone-coated metal roofing shingles ents and guardians an opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to parent-teacher partnerships. Duty Reductions Are in New Budget may go to 10 percent from the present 35 percent. • Solar equipment and required accessories now range from 25 percent to 40 percent duty and this is proposed to be lowered to a uniform 19 percent. • Gas-operated water heaters may have the duty lowered by 5 percent to match the rate for electric water heaters. • Soy milk may have the duty reduced to 15 percent from the present 45 percent to match the duty on fresh milk.


Page 18 B The Abaconian June 15, 2006 FLORIDAS BEST KEPT SECRET FLORIDAS BEST KEPT SECRETIf youve been thinking about investing in Florida Real Estate (home, condo, land, etc.) Ill let you in on a little secret...MELBOURNE and FLORIDAS SPACECOAST is the Place To Be! Located on Floridas east coast between Vero Beach & Cocoa Beach, Melbourne is very accessible to Abaco with daily flights via Vintage Airways with connecting flights to anywhere youd like to go. Real estate prices are significantly LOWER than Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm or Palm Beach prices. We have great restaurants and shopping possibilities are excellent with all the major chains (Sams Club, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.) and large shopping malls in the area. Our beaches offer great surfing, swimming and the fishins good too! Were only minutes away from the Space center and Port Canaveral with cruise ships to all over the Caribbean and beyond. If youd like to chat about real estate opportunities in Floridas SECRETŽ Community, call (TOLLFREE) or email me at your convenience. By the way, Im very familiar with your wonderful Family Islands, having cruised there on my sailboat from 1985 to 1988. Thank you!FRANK TUBITO, REALTOROffice : 1-321-725-9810 Toll Free : 1-800-486-2935 Cell : 1-321-537-0449 Email : volunteers listened as Perry Cooke’s wife, Cheryl, officially opened the meet in his memory. Perry was the ultimate athlete and community volunteer during his life. Hope Town community volunteers lined up to time lanes while others manned the SportsFrom Page 17 The Hope Town Primary School hosted the Abaco Swim Meet. For the first time this meet was able to use the 25-meter community pool in Hope Town. Previously the competition was in open water. The Hope Town team is shown above. Photo by Willis Levarity Green Turtle Cay students traveled to Hope Town to compete in the All Abaco Swim Meet. They included, back row, Colby Cross, Randol North, Swim Coach Bill Musser, Verdell “Junior” McIntosh, Quitell Charlton, Blair Johnson and Elle McCarty; middle row, Christa Sawyer, Tyler Schrack, Christian McIntosh, Ceail McCarty, Kenneth Roberts and Matthew Sawyer; front row, Rebecca Roberts, James McIntosh, Kai Survance and Christian Levarity. Sports News The Hope Town Community Pool is set up for competition and is used by adults wanting to exercise as well as students. food tables or statistics / scoring table. Volunteer sports coach, Patrick Stewart, was event announcer and kept the meet running at a great pace. The sky turned a lighter shade of gray; and although there were some Please see Sports Page 19


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Page 20 B The Abaconian June 15, 2006 Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties • New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 • Fax 242-366-0434 Shonell Pritchard Accounting Clerk ChurchFrom Page 1 building was being poured and continued to assist until completion. The speaker for the day was Bishop V.G. Clarke from Calvary Deliverance Church in Nassau and Regional Director of World Harvest Church, who spoke on the topic Make Your Dream Big He spoke about Nehemiah as he built the wall and how he did not allow anyone to detour him from his dream. He referred to the owner of the television station 3ABN who was criticized when he spoke of starting the television program, but now he owns the whole station. Bishop Clarke made reference to a number of prominent Bahamians who went “outside of the box” and made it BIG! Pastor Cornish stated that nothing is impossible as long as you do not allow distractions to detour you. They are a part of life just as criticism and persecution are; use them to fuel your dream instead, he stated. No matter how big your dream is you can accomplish it. Finally, he encouraged the youth to always put God first. It is important for them to know that anything worth having is worth fighting for. He that endures to the end; the same shall know what victory feels like. The church runs a food bank where members donate canned goods to give to the elderly in the community; The Word Church News Christian Bookstore, that sells religious items, books and CD’s, hosts a toy drive at Christmas time where they distributed toys to 1000 children, a back-to-school drive before school opens and a radio program In His Image that airs on Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. on Radio Abaco. The Cornishes attribute their success to their love and faithfulness to God and being around other ministries that have achieved big things by having a vision. Pastor Cornish stated that their number one mandate is to win souls for Christ, and they are not afraid to go where no other has gone before.Abaco Youth Ministries Holds Youth FestBy Samantha V. Evans Abaco Youth Ministries celebrated their youth at Youth Fest 2006 on June 8th-11th. All items on the program were performed by the youth. Ms. Phillipa Farrington stated that the church is unique because they allow anyone who desires to serve God to do so. Performing at Youth Fest was Kick Praise, Baby Angels, Angels of Revolution, AYM Connections, all dancers or singers from the host church and various other church groups. The guest speaker for opening night was Ashlea Archer, who is the daughter of Pastor and Mrs. Archer. Ashlea is presently in college studying to become The Change Ministries building in Murphy Town can accommodate 500 people. It was packed for the dedication service on May 28 and the parking lot overflowed throughout the area. a heart surgeon. She spoke on the topic Where are you right now? She stated that God selected them to be where they are right now for a reason. It is no coincidence. She told them that it is important for them to take a stand in their lives by setting boundaries and standards. Too many young people are out of control. They are mixed up. She encouraged them to not waste time sweating the small stuff but rather spend time finding out what God has in stored for their lives. Her message was very down to earth and straight forward. She spoke their language and used life examples that they could understand. Approximately 30 youth went up for prayer either for themselves or a loved one on Thursday night.Behold He ComesBy Samantha V. Evans Over the period of May 7th-28th a crusade was held in Central Abaco which was a joint effort of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Crossing Rocks and Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist Church. As a result of this crusade both churches Please see Church Page 21 This is the Abaco Youth Ministires Youth Fest rap group.


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Page 22 B The Abaconian June 15, 2006 Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abaco dren of Treasure Cay and their teachers, who have been holding classes in the church since the hurricanes of 2004. He talked on Christianity and the resurrection. He praised the children for being so well behaved. “ It is so neat to see such a well behaved group of young people.” He urged them to listen to their teachers and to their pastors. Admonishing them to remember to serve God through out their lives, he told them, “You want to be the best person you can possibly be.” They took photos of the assembly, grade by grade, and talked with Principal Myrtis Russell and the students on a one-to-one basis. Mr. Richard Roberts from Agape Christian School and Mr. “Stretch” Morley, helped coordinate the visits. After leaving Treasure Cay, the group proceeded to Cooper’s Town where a baseball game was scheduled between the Crossing Rock and Central Abaco students against the S.C. Bootle students. The visitors, Mr.Bob Smiley and his group are from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and were first invited to Abaco by Rev. Carla Culmer. They said, “We look forward to our yearly visit to this island and enjoy ChurchFrom Page 21 A church group from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, spent a week on Abaco working with the youth in several communities, teaching them techniques in sports. The response from the young people was gratifying. observing the way children are being taught here.”Leadership Conference Energized and Empowered YouthBy Samantha V. Evans For the second year the Dundas Town Church of God has had a successful three days of PULSE, a leadership conference, held on May 25-28th. This year the church had several guest speakers: Bishop Randy and Rhonda Parrish, Youth Directors of the Northern Ohio Church of God; Bishop Tim Houston, Director of Missions Virginia; and Bishop Anthony Campbell, Senior Pastor of Dundas Town Church of God. Even though there was not a theme selected, both visiting pastors chose as their topic Do You Want a Revolution? Bishop Campbell spoke on the topic Life Without a Vision Forty-three out-of-town guests attended this powerful, life changing event. Thirtyfour of them were first time visitors who were told about the powerful impact of PULSE by friends who attended last year. On opening night the Community Marching Band performed and ASP Miller spoke briefly to the congregation. One of the highlights of this event was that over 100 youth answered the altar call on Friday night when Bishop Houston spoke. The entire church was on their knees as everyone sang Here I am to Worship On Friday night the guest musician was Orlando Miller known as Landlord who rocked the church. He gave a powerful testimony of his life which was indeed a great blessing to all present, especially the youth. Also performing were local and international church dance, singing and drama groups. Bishop Campbell described the event as awesome, totally off the chain! He was especially moved by the turn out at the Next Generation Leadership Training on Saturday held at the church. Fifty plus church and youth leaders attended. He was very overwhelmed by the response. Bishop Parrish spoke on the Hurry Up Syndrome He stated that the goal of life today is speed. No one has any time for relationships anymore. No one communicates. We have become humans doing rather than human beings. He stated that there is a new trend brewing in the church which has people believing that worship is greater than the Word of God. Many are being deceived. This very deception is killing our youth. Bishop Campbell stated that he was very pleased with the response to PULSE and he looks forward to having over 100 international guests next year. He sees this event as a spiritual as well as a financial blessing to Abaco. During the day the team did missionary work at Every Child Counts and More Church News Please see Church Page 26


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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 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 Harbour Town Comm. 3 May 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 Wally’s 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 workman’s 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. The boardwalk at Goombay Park is a nice addition to the vender stalls. Funds were allocated to repair the timing mechanism on Abaco’s 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 Man-O-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 It Pays to Advertise


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Hurry… for a limited time only. Police Crime Report Please see Police Page 25 Attempted Rape A Treasure Cay resident was beaten about 9 a.m. on April 13 while in the vicinity of the primary school. The assailant attempted to rape the man. Stealing From a Vehicle A unlocked car parked at the Conch Inn in Marsh Harbour was entered about sunset on April 13. Stolen was a wallet containing cash and credit cards. Possession of dangerous drugs A Marsh Harbour resident was arrested on April 13 when discovered to have a bag of marijuana in his pocket. Assault A girl at the Dundas Town basketball park was beaten by her uncle who wielded a baseball bat. This occurred about 6:30 p.m. on April 13. Grievous Harm A fifteen-year-old boy had half his ear lobe bitten off during a fight with a young man in the afternoon of April 14. Stealing A visitor staying at Boat Harbour Marina in Marsh Harbour reported on April 14 that two license plates on his scooter were stolen during the previous night. Armed Robbery Attempt A robbery attempt by two men armed with handguns was unsuccessful against a man making a 9:45 p.m. deposit at the Royal Bank in Marsh Harbour on April 15. The men fled on foot after a struggle. Housebreaking Sometime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 16, a house in Central Pines Estates was broken into. Stolen were a cordless tool kit, 3 cell phones and a shaving kit with a total value of $1078. Suspicious Death A nude body was found floating near the Sundowners Restaurant in Green Turtle Cay about 9:30 a.m. on April 17. Examination by the doctor in Cooper’s Town disclosed a broken neck. The victim was later identified as Ian Carroll, 40, of Treasure Cay. Causing Harm A Grand Cay woman was arrested and cautioned for causing a woman from Grand Bahama to be cut on the face during an argument on April 17. Shop Breaking The Every Child Counts school in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of April 26. Stolen was a token amount of cash and a $100 DVD player. House Breaking A vacant second home in Treasure Cay was broken into some time during the 4-day period beginning April 28. Stolen were a chop saw and a VCR, total value of $300. House Breaking A house in Leisure Lee was broken into sometime between April 28 and May 2. Stolen were two DVD players, a cordless drill and two mountain bicycles. Grevious harm Two residents of Dundas Town were in the Pigeon Peas section of Marsh Harbour about 6:30 p.m. on May 3 when a presumed resident there used a cutlass to chop one of the men in the chest. Treatment was given in the local clinic, but he required further care in Nassau. Firearm discharged Residents in the Sand Banks immigrant community near Treasure Cay reported that a Haitian living in Marsh Harbour fired a shotgun in the air about 8 am on May 4. About 5 pm a Haitian was arrested for wantonly discharging a firearm. Suspicious Death A body was discovered in the back seat of an automobile in Marsh Harbour late in the afternoon on May 4. There were no visible injuries. The man was later identified as Roger Anderson. Assault with a Deadly Weapon About sundown on May 4 a man at his residence on Crockett Drive in Marsh Harbour, had an argument with a Haitian man of the Pigeon Peas area. Subsequently the Haitian unwrapped a shotgun and fired it in the direction of the resident putting him in fear of his life. The assailant was identified and police subsequently arrested a man living in Pigeon Peas. Shop Breaking Abaco Central Primary School was broken into sometime during the night of May 4. Nothing appeared to have been taken. Stolen Vehicle A Buick station wagon was stolen from the Green Turtle Ferry parking area sometime over the 12-day period beginning May 4. Threats of Death A resident of Fire Road had a phone call just before midnight on May 5 threatening to murder him and his family, putting him in fear of his life. The accent of the caller was recognized as that of a Haitian. Damage A resident of Dundas Town was on Christie Street in his car on May 5


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Stealing About noon on May 8 a car drove off without paying after taking $20 worth of gasoline from a Marsh Harbour service station. The license number was given to the police. Causing Harm A resident of the Mud was walking there when a man hit him in the ear with a metal lunch box. This happened about 6 p.m. on May 8. Causing Harm A Murphy Town woman was punched in her eye by her husband about 11 a.m. on May 9 while at their residence. Possession of Dangerous Drugs A Murphy Town man was arrested about 2 a.m. on May 10 when discovered near the Ocean View Park in Dundas Town with 27 packets of marijuana. Unlawful Sexual Intercourse A minor girl, age 15, of Marsh Harbour was taken to the clinic on May 10 by her mother and the police. An examination found her to be pregnant. Sudden Death Lillian Oriette, 83, died at her residence in Marsh Harbour about 1 a.m. on May 11. She is believed to have died from natural causes. Possession of Dangerous Drugs Three persons from Grand Bahama were arrested about sunset on May 12 when their car was searched and eight pounds of marijuana were found. Causing Harm A Wood Cay man was stabbed in the face by his ex girlfriend about 1:30 a.m. on May 13 while at a night club in Crown Haven. Causing Harm About 4:30 a.m. on May 13 a Marsh Harbour man was punched in the face and head by the husband of the woman he just dropped off at her home. Causing harm A man was hit in his head by stones while at his residence in Spring City about 6:30 p.m. on May 13. The assailant was identified to police. Stealing A house in Dundas Town was broken into just before sunset on May 14 and a substantial sum of money was stolen. Unlawful Sexual Intercourse A resident of the Mud in Marsh Harbour reported on May 14 that he believes his 15-year-old daughter was having sexual relations with an adult man living in that same area. Shop Breaking The Shell gas station in Sandy Point was broken into during the night of May 16 and a sum of money was stolen. House Breaking A Murphy Town house was broken into sometime during the 7-day period beginning May 19 and had two colonial windows and a cellular phone stolen, all valued at $470. Threats of Death, Assault and Damage About 9 p.m. on May 20, a woman reported that three hours earlier while at her residence in the Mud her son beat and threatened to kill her pregnant daughter and damaged a table. Robbery with Violence About 10 p.m. on May 20 a visiting yachtsman along with his wife and a friend returned to his yacht docked at the Green Turtle Cay Club. They were accosted by two black males who beat them about the body and robbed them of $200. A 23-year-old man from Treasure cay was arrested the next afternoon. Stealing In mid-morning on May 22, $300 was discovered stolen from St. Anne’s Police Crime Report PoliceFrom Page 24 Anglican Church in Crown Haven. A 16 year old girl was subsequently arrested. Unlawful Sexual Intercourse A Dundas Town father reported on May 22 that his 15-year-old daughter was having sexual relations with an adult male. Subsequently, two adults were named for further investigation. On May 18 Bakers Bay took advantage of some of the training offered by the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. On this day it was the proper use of a fire extinguisher. The group from Bakers Bay learned how to safely attack and extinguish a small fire. The class was a huge success, and more training is already being planned for the near future. The trainer was Lieutenant Steve Skulnick, assisted by Firefighter Mary Skulnick of the MHVFD and Retired Battalion Chief Neal Warner of the Redding Fire Department in Northern California. This and other fire related training is available to the public and all the businesses in and around Marsh Harbour for the cost of a donation to help support the fire department in Marsh Harbour Baker’s Bay Employees Learn Fire Fighting Techniques


Page 26 B The Abaconian June 15, 2006 Business Service Directory the Mud and Pigeon Pea. One disappointment this year was that many local pastors and youth leaders did not take advantage of the leadership conference which would have been expensive if they had to travel to the United States for this training. He will work on a different strategy to get more Abaco churches involved next year. ChurchFrom Page 22 By Mirella Santillo The Abaco Soccer League that had a hard time getting started is now well under way. Every Sunday two games are played, one at 3 p.m. and one at 5 p.m. between the league’s teams. The event is extremely well attended, mostly by Haitians, who come to watch friends or relatives play. Since May 28th the Murphy Town park where the games are played is fenced off for the occasion and a fee of $2 for adults and $1 for children is collected at the gate. Mr. Malcom Spicer, the League’s President, is hoping to collect enough money to build bleachers. “It costs about $700 to run the games every Sunday,” he said. The League is confronted with regular weekly expenses such as security (police officers are present all afternoon), referees, mowing and marking the field and more. The field is now corded off to keep the enthusiastic fans off the green. Hot dogs and drinks (beer, water and sodas) are available, all providing for an afternoon of family fun. On May 28th the Marsh Harbour Medics, the Auskell Clinic‘s team won 1 to 0 against the Bahama Beach Club Stars in the first game. The Vita Malt team sponsored Abacom United team won against the Treasure Cay Tigers. On June 4th the Stanley Steelers beat the Tigers 2 to 1, the two goals scored by Samuel Fenelus. In the second game Abacom won 1 to 0 against the Island Wireless Show Offs in spite of repeated attacks by the Show Offs, thanks to the ability of the goal keeper, Max Therville. Willard Fenelus is the top score leader for Abacom. The goal keeper for the Show Offs is Jacques Larius. The League will continue playing until July 9th. Mr. Spicer is planning to start the next season early in September, including a children’s team in the League. Soccer Games Are Very Popular Remember to Buckle Up Church Listing Kirk o’ the Pines For information and help please ring an Elder at 367-3643, 367-4479-367-3477 or 367-2365 (Presbyterian) “Seek and Ye Shall Find” Sunday Mornings at NineWelcomeSaturday Morning Children’s Club at half past tenSaturday and Sunday at Forest Heights Academy (Don MacKay Blvd. near airport round-about)Thursday Evenings at six thirtyBible Study & Discussion Group (in varius homes) New Vision MinistriesOur Mission “Turning people into devout followers of Jesus Christ ”Sunday Worship11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids’ Korner9:30 a.m. Tuesday Interactive Bible Study7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Time12:10 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Friday Youth Night (high school & up)7:30 p.m. Pastors/Leaders Derek Benjamin • Ted Pearce • David Lowe Youth Pastor: Chris Pinder For Directions call 242-367-3324 Dundas Town Church of GodWhere Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!Sunday Prayer Meeting6:00 a.m. Sunday School9:45 a.m. Morning Worship11:00 a.m. Evening Worship6:00 p.m. Weekdays (Prayer Meeting) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday5:00 a.m. Monday Night7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night F.T.H.7:00 p.m. Friday Youth Night7:00 p.m. Tuesday, ThursdayFamily Night For Transportation call Rev. 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Most brands serviced We make business quality rubber stamps: Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps Self-inking and traditional stylesCall 367-4709 Straw Baskets • Shirts • Hats Casual Wear • Gifts • SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 • Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 • Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted Tropical Souvenirs Fyne’s Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 • Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay www.Fynes@msn.comCommercial, Residential, Pre-construction Treatment BAHAMA TILE LICENSED INSURED Office : 367-7072Larry LoweCell : 477-5966 Marble l Granite l Ceramic Porcelain l Mud Work l Kitchens Bathrooms l Entire Home Well Drilling ServicesServing All of AbacoAndrew MajorMarsh Harbour Abaco, BahamasTel: 551-7375 367-4659(leave a message)DRA NAGE SOLUTIONS FOR SALE Iggy Biggy located in two prime tourist locations Sucessful long standing (16 yrs) Turnkey Retail Business, Serious Inquires Only Call 561.628.7946


June 15, 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. 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 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 & Boats 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 30’ Intrepid, cuddy, with twin 1998 175 HP Johnsons, head & shower, air conditioned with 2 KW Honda gen. Runs great. Surveyed 5/05 @ $51,000 DUTY PAID $45,000 firm. Call 359-6075. 31’ Beneteau Clipper 311 sailboat. Perfect for The Bahamas. Swing keel, 3’ draft. $59,000 Contact 242-365-8101, 242-455-3276, 305 4337577 32’ Island Gypsy Sportfish 175 Ford Lehman, 8 KW Westerbeke, air conditioned, etc. $44,000 Call 365-4120 34’ Venture, ‘96, open cockipit fishing boat, in excellent condition, selling at a fraction of replacement. Lots of extras. $99,000 Contact 242-365-8101, 242-455-3276 or 305-433-7577 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. For further info call 366-0430 45’ #1 hull, fiberglass crawfishing boat with stabilizers. Call 367-2707 or 375-3830 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Six piece wicker living room set couch, love seat, coffee table, TV stand w/ storage below and easy chair w/ foot stool. Great condition. A steal for ony $495 OBO Treas Cay 365-8009 BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 12’ Center Console Logic boat 2000, w/ 25 HP Mercury (recently serviced). Trailer included. DUTY PAID. Good condition. $3200 OBO Call 646-645-5181 16.5 Malibu 84, with 2003 50HP mercury (3 hrs) w/ trailer, $6450 Can be seen at National Marine See Royce or call 242-367-2326 or 3675960 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 doesn’t like the color, DUTY PAID. $55,000 Call 359-6376 23’ Proline, ‘04, 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 Andy’s Auto, Treasure Cay. Call Tom Wheeeler 440-477-1904 25’ Grady White Sailfish, ‘88, w/ 2 225 HP Evinrudes, cuddy cabin, depth sounder, DUTY PAID, good condition. Asking US $18,000 At Green Turtle Shipyard. Call 365-4648 or 215256-9990 or 26’ Mako with 200 HP Yamaha 2 stroke, kept on lift, DUTY PAID. $15,000 Call 359-6376 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 EMPLOYMENT WANTED Husband & wife team looking for job as caretakers. Call 636-0618 or call Dennis @ 367266 0 EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 1996 Bob Cat. Good condition. $12,000 Call 365-5195 By Candace Key The Hope Town-based animal care organization, Friends of Abaco Animals, held its second annual Walk-a-Dog-a-Thon recently. Adults, children, dogs and the brave cat, Chauncey, gathered to hike the one and a half mile course after collecting pledged donations. The funds raised will be used to spay / neuter and provide emergency care for animals. Friends president, Mrs. Jane Thompson, declared the fund raiser a complete success. Whimsical T-shirts were present to each walker who collected at least $50. Children who won dog book-bags for collecting the most money were Samantha and William Cash, Samantha Williams and Tiffany Senn. Together they collected over $800. While nearly 30 participants did the walk, popular Hope Town Community volunteers Sarah Jenkins and Deanna Taylor manned the T-shirt and cookie booth, selling to interWalk-a-Thon Will Benefit Animals ested bystanders. The beautiful animalshaped cookies were baked and decorated by Deanna Albury’s Sunshine Bakery and donated to be sold by Tom Hazel, manager of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. Marlee Mason was very successful with shirt sales in Marsh Harbour. Jo-Ann Bradley brought her beautiful Dalmatian over for the walk and Marianne Albury from the Man-O-War Humane Society was on hand to lend support. Another interesting participant was Bear, a champion PON. Those initials stand for a difficult name to spell or pronounce, but this rare breed is a Polish Lowland Sheepdog. Several rescued dogs made the walk including a determined three-legged dog. Golf carts transported tired walkers, both two-legged and fourlegged, back to the park. Friends wishes to thank all who helped to make this event a rousing success. Our animals will be the beneficiaries of the exciting day. Abaco humane organizations all work together for Abaco animals’ benefit. They all operate on donations from animal lovers. Anyone wishing to donate may do so by sending donations to Friends of Abaco Animals, c/o Jane Thompson, Hope Town, Abaco. Donations of $250 or more are tax exempt. Mr. Rick Iossi of Boca Raton, Florida and Miss Laura Hillerbrand of Fort Lauderdale, Florida are happy to announce their marriage which took place on May 27, 2006 in Hope Town. The wedding was celebrated by Mr. Vernon Malone on the beach of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. A cocktail reception was given on the beach, and a formal dinner followed at the Lodge attended by family members and many friends who traveled from abroad to celebrate this special event.Hope Town Hosts Wedding Friends of Abaco Animals Walk-A-Dog-a-Thon attracted dogs (and even one cat) from all walks of life. Out of town participants were Jo-Ann Bradley and her dalmatian Taz from Marsh Harbour and Bear, a rare breed with the acronym PON. He is a champion show dog and belongs to the Richard Mauchs from Ocala and Hope Town. A real celebrity walker was Princess, the three-legged rescued dog. The cause was for spaying, neutering and emergency animal care.


Page 28 B The Abaconian June 15, 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.com6/15/06 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" 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" 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" 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" "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. SALES RENT ALS APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL 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" 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 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" "Golden Palms" 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. 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. 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 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 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 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 2,800 s.f. Residence. Beautiful Landscaping Private Dockage 65' & 25' vessels Fabulous Views of Cays and Sea of Abaco. #AS10717 $1,395.000 "Far Horizons" 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 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. "Lookout" NEW "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 PRICE "Surfside" NEW PRICE NEW WEBSITE