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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 13, JULY 1st, 2006 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Marsh Harbour Airport Will Not CloseMin. Bradley Roberts Says No Need to Close AirportMarsh Harbour Prepares for Independence The 33rd celebration of Bahamian Independence on July 10 will include festivities throughout Abaco. Marsh Harbour has already decorated for the occasion and is planning a dedication of the Marsh Harbour Memorial Garden on the waterfront. This new park will honour 15 past leaders of the community. The Hon. Bradley Roberts, Minister of Works, and the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister, contacted individuals on Abaco on June 23 and stated that the Marsh Harbour airport will not be closed during planned construction work. Plans will be put in place to accomplish the work without disrupting the schedules there. Mr. Roberts said, “There is light at the end of the tunnel. There will be no need to close the Marsh Harbour airport.” This was good news for the business community of Central Abaco and airlift companies flying into Marsh Harbour. On June 16 a notice was sent to several airlines that the Marsh Harbour airport would be closed for 10 weeks from September 10 through November 20 for upgrading the facility. The runway is to be lengthened by 1000 feet and resurfaced and a new parallel taxiway constructed. The cost of these improvements is expected to be $3.5 million. The contract for this work was signed with Bahamas Hot Mix at the airport on March 13. Work was to have begun the first week of June and surveyors have completed preliminary work. The Ministry of Transport and Aviation notified the public that the timing of the work was arranged to minimize the disruption of the Abaco economy. Many in Central Abaco were very upset with the announcement of the cloPlease see Airport Page 19 Treasure Cay Hosts 23rd Billfish Tournament A blue marlin is brought to OSPREY, a sportfishing boat, in the Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament held on June 11-16. This annual event is anticipated by anglers as a great time. A total of 43 billfish were caught and released and three were boated. See story on page 4. Goombay Features Youth Band Goombay Festival on June 23 featured the Central Abaco Community Youth Band organized by the Royal Bahamas Police Force. Dancers, a Junkanoo rush-out, an Abaco teen talent competition and calypson music entertained the crowd on the second night of this season’s festival celebrating Bahamian culture. See story on page 2 Independence Schedule for Central AbacoJuly 8 • Memorial Garden Dedication 4 p.m. July 8 • Independence Celebration Goombay Park 8 p.m. midnight


Page 2 The Abaconian July 1, 2006 Joint Venture ofMarsh Harbour Shipping Co. & United Abaco Shipping Co. NEW EXP ANDED SER VICE 2 Weekly Sailings to Marsh Harbour from West Palm Beach 2 Weekly Sailings to and from Nassau 1 Weekly Sailing from West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour to Spanish Wells Eleuthera NEW Warehouse outside of Port Security Area. General Cargo, 20' & 40' Dry and Refrigerated Containers, Drive-on Ramps, Special Charters available RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE 708 710BlueHeronBoulevardOld Dixie HighwayBroadwayMart i nLutherKing, Jr .Boulevard45thStreetAustralianAvenueAvenue R 1North Congress A v enue EXIT 76 ABACO SHIPPING II Heavy Lift Services Gulfstream Line EXIT 74 West 13th Street 2006 D.A. Lee Riviera Beac h Port of Palm BeachLakeWorth 95 95 PeanutIsland ABACOSHIPPING ABACOSHIPPING Bahamas Address:P.O. Box AB20737 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2091 Tel: 242-367-3341 Fax: 242-367-2235 Fax: 242-367-4885 e-mail: unitedabacoshippingco @coralwave.comU.S. Delivery & Receiving Address:Gulfstream Lines Heavy Lift Services 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 Tel: 561-840-9393 Fax: 561-863-3451 Contact: Tina Diaz NEW OFF-POR T F A CILITY 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404When Shipping to Abaco Remember ABACO SHIPPING M/V TRITON EXPRESS M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL NIPPERS BEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayBy Jennifer Hudson Abaco’s Junkanoo Summer Festival opened its 2006 season on June 9 when the ever popular Royal Bahamas Police Force Band was on hand to get the celebrations off to a rousing start. This band always has a way of stealing the show with its repertoire of lively music, precision drills and colourful uniforms but the show stealer during the second evening of Junkanoo on June 23 was a much younger band. While the Police Force Youth Community Band, casually attired in jeans and sparking white logo T-shirts, could not compete with the colour and pageantry of their senior counterparts, they nevertheless put on a display which would make any Abaconian proud. Indeed, they received much applause and I even overheard one spectator shout out, “Watch out Police Band, these young people will soon be catching you up!” This young band put on an outstanding performance which is all the more impressive since they have only had their instruments for one year. During the first year they were only able to practise their marching drills until instruments arrived for them in 2005. On Friday night the 40 young members of the band, playing saxophones, trumpets, trombones, clarinets and flutes and led by a strong drum and percussion section wowed the audience. All their months of drill practice paid off in the many intricate precision drills performed with not a step out of place. ASP Miller, who started the band, and his two assistant trainers, WPC Miller and DC Smith, must indeed be very proud of these young people who range in age from six years to teenagers and several of whom had never played a note until joining the band one year ago. Visitors once again enjoyed the captivating rhythms of the Junkanoo band which is always a highlight of the programme. This time the colourful group was the Spring City Stingers, a break off from the Spring City Rockers which had performed the previous week. The visitors, who were out in large numbers, were in good spirits and many were willing to put themselves on display doing the various Bahamian dances encouraged by MC Shelley Austin and assisted on stage by Michelle Mikula from the Ministry of Tourism. The Teen Entertainer of the Year competition continued with a young vocalist being selected to perform in the finals. The big A boardwalk now joins the booths at Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour. The Abaco Club on Winding Bay provided the materials while the Marsh Harbour Town Committee provided the labour. It makes much more seating for the crowds who attend events there. Picnic tables are between most booths. Police Youth Band Steals the Show names of the evening were three entertainers who have now made very successful careers for themselves in Nassau but all of whom are originally “Abaco boys.” Jay Mitchell of Dundas Town, Eugene Davis of Moore’s Island and Colin McDonald of North Abaco took to the stage later in the evening with their own individual styles to the enjoyment of all. Everybody appeared to be having a great time dancing, socializing, enjoying the entertainment, sampling the many delicious Bahamian foods and generally soaking up the atmosphere of fun which is Junkanoo. The next celebration will be on July 7. Shaquila Thompson Ashley Riley


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 f 242.366.0164 Jane Patterson t 242.366.0035 c 242.375.8117 Laurie Schreiner t. 242.367.5046 h. 242.366.3143 c: 242.359.6216 Stan Sawyer t 242.365.8198 c 242.477.5821B 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 $40,000. Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 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 INTERIOR LOTS from $52,500. LARGE LOT #1589 with dock. $105,000. Beachfront lot #3357North end of Lubbers. 208 ft. of beachfront over 1 acre. $349,900 Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 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 $150,000. Oceanfront lot #3120 Docking on the Sea of Abaco Spectacular Sunrise!100x190. $248,000. Contact 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 Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 BAHAMA PALM SHORES #2853 “Tranquil Breezes” Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront 4 bed, 4 bath home on 1 acre+ with 100 feet of sandy beach. Solid CBS construction. $1,050, 242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #2911 “Sweetings Landing” Harbour front Harbour front Harbour front Harbour front Harbour front 3 bed, 2 bath, second floor space fully furnished. Additional waterfront lot kitty corner to the property. $1,800, 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #3126 “Russell Tract” 109 ft. 109 ft. 109 ft. 109 ft. 109 ft. on the Sea of on the Sea of on the Sea of on the Sea of on the Sea of Abaco Abaco Abaco Abaco Abaco total area 39,190 sq.ft. Good elevation. Build your dream house with private dock. $750, 242.366.0569 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #3317 “Aunt Pat’s Bay” Unobstr Unobstr Unobstr Unobstr Unobstr ucted Sea ucted Sea ucted Sea ucted Sea ucted Sea Views, Views, Views, Views, Views, excellent elevation fabulous 1/3 acre building site, deeded dock in White Sound Harbour. $590, 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #2893 “Born Again” W W W W W aterfront, aterfront, aterfront, aterfront, aterfront, elevated 3 bed, 3 bath home with shared dock, protected anchorage, 2,076 sq.ft. 1160 sq.ft. of deck. $1,175, 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #2681 “Rudy’s Place” Restaur Restaur Restaur Restaur Restaur ant and bar ant and bar ant and bar ant and bar ant and bar w ell-established, fully-licensed in White Sound.1,728 sq.ft. 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Build your dream home. $675, 242.366.0163 LUBBERS QUARTERS #1851 “Flip Flops” BEA BEA BEA BEA BEA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT Very private beach house on 1.19 acres of lush, tropical foilage, sleeps 4 with a private dock and beach. $499, 242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #3125 “Sirocco” W W W W W aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront North End great elevation. Nicely furnished 4 bed, 4 bath beautiful landscaped gardens. $1,850,000.Jane. 242.366.0569 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #2638 “Windover” Gor Gor Gor Gor Gor geous Sea geous Sea geous Sea geous Sea geous Sea Views Views Views Views Views with tranquil gardens, immaculately kept 3 bed, 2.5 bath home on 2 lots. Furnished. $1,350,000.Jane. 242.366.0569 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #3376 “Coconut Cottage” Ocean Ocean Ocean Ocean Ocean Views Views Views Views Views adorable elevated furnished1,100 sq.ft loyalist style 4 bed, 3 bath main house plus guest cottage. $635, 242.366.0163 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 307-1-06 GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208 “Turtle’s Nest” Harbourfront Harbourfront Harbourfront Harbourfront Harbourfront estate, cottage, dock pool, 2.7 acres $3,800,000. Harbourfront Harbourfront Harbourfront Harbourfront Harbourfront 2 bed 2 bath with 100ft dock permit. $950, 242.365.8198 www.SIRbahamas.comGREEN TURTLE CAY #3031 “Waterfront Coco Bay” Harbourfront Harbourfront Harbourfront Harbourfront Harbourfront 115 ft, dredged channel, 40 ft dock. Close proximity to resorts and beach. Perfect home site. $650, 242.365.8198 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3361 “Summer View” W W W W W aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront lot with dockage, 100 feet on the water with high elevation eastside of Lubbers across from Tahiti Beach. $420, 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.comHOPE 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 sandy beach, 229 ft depth. Was $725,000 now US $595,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 WHITE SOUND #3207 1/2 acre on excellent surfing beach. Close to public dock. $590,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 WHITE SOUND #2866Elevated oceanfront lot with 100 ft on the water 300feet deep. $600,000 Contact 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. $800,000 for both. Contact Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569


Page 4 The Abaconian July 1, 2006 By Vernique Russell The months of waiting were finally over and the time arrived. Anglers came from far to claim the top prize at the 23rd Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament. The scores have been tallied and Big T’s took top honors at this prestigious tournament. Held June 11-16 at the Treasure Cay Hotel Resort and Marina, the tournament offers worldclass billfish competition as well as fabulous social events. Fishing was active during the four days of competition with 44 boats catching and/or releasing 37 blue marlin, five white marlin and four sailfish. Along with a sailfish and blue release, Big T’s, a 48-foot Ocean sportfishing boat from Sarasota, Florida, owned by Bob Wolsey weighed in two blue marlin at 545 and 542 pounds to take first place with 1,462 points. Wolsey was also Top Angler. Team Sea Hunter fishing from a 40foot center console, gave Big T’s a fight to the finish with four blue marlin and one white marlin release for a total of 1,300 points. Third place team was Reelxcape with 975 points, which also won the Top Release Team award. The Top Junior Angler award was presented to Jesse Secord of Pandemonium Top Release Angler went to Bucky Wright on the Reelxcape Lisa Flack of Kilowett nailed Top Lady Angler. Cajun Queen took first place dolphin with angler Augie Wampler weighing a 42.1-pound fish. Damon Smith of the Cerveza took top Wahoo with a 29.6-pound fish. A qualifier for the Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship, this modified release tournament offered four days of fishing, parties, dinners and fun competitions. Renowned for its great food, camaraderie and events families can enjoy, the Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament raised funds for the Guy Harvey Research Institute and the Treasure Cay Primary School. The school received $4150 part of which was donated by Robert Meister. He contributed $100 for each point the German soccer team scored in the World Cup Championship. Students from the Treasure Cay Primary School along with Principal Myrtis Russell receive their donation from the Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament. Big T’s took First Place in the Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament on June 11-16. Shown celebrating their win are Bob Sonn, Green Turtle Cay; John Wolsey, Sarasota, Florida; Susan Wolsey, Sarasota, Florida; John Shedd, Treasure Cay; Carl Shark, Green Turtle Cay; and Anne Sonn, Green Turtle Cay.Open Monday thru Saturday Breakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. ‘til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Music Wednesday and Friday Nights Satellite Sports TV • Ice for Sale Restaurant & Bar On the Hope Town Waterfront • Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16Specializing in Bahamian Foods 44 Boats Compete in Billfish Tournament Congratulations to Big T’s and to the rest of you, get in shape for the 24th Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament scheduled for June 10-15, 2007. Mark it on your calendar to be there.


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 The Bahamas Telecommunications Co. Ltd., BTC, Take Punta Cana by "Storm" during the 22 nd Annual CANTO Tradeshow & Exhibition. The event which was held on the beautiful Caribbean island of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, attracted some 600 members of the Telecommunications Industry in and throughout the Caribbean. BTC's Acting President & CEO, Leon Williams, serves on the CANTO Board of Directors as Chairman and leads a team of 8 Directors on the road to ensuring the Caribbean remains at the forefront of technology and the Telecommunications Industry. The Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations (CANTO) was founded in 1985 as a non profit association of telephone companies in the Caribbean. CANTO's objective, then and now, is to establish a forum through which Caribbean Telecommunication Organizations may exchange information and expertise in the telecommunication field. THEME: PARTNERS IN TRANSITION During the 4 day conference numerous issues where addressed including New & Emerging Technologies, Human Resources, Finance and Advisory, Marketing, Communications and Disaster Recovery Planning. BTC was well represented by a delegation of 12 who focused on BTC's new initiatives as well as the Bahamas Domestic Submarine Network International (BDSNi). BTC's exhibition booth as the conference showcased a map of the BDSNi, HELLO, Blackberry and several other products offered by BTC. Williams address to the CANTO members at the opening ceremony he stated, "When the rate of change for the outside environment is in excess to that of the rate of change with in an organization, the end is near". Mr. Williams focused on a plan of action that included New Discoveries in Technology, Globalization and Multinational Corporations (many nations one voice). BTC also sponsored the luncheon that was held on the final day of the conference, during this time Mr. Williams extended the opportunity for CANTO participants to learn more about BTC and made a brief presentation on BTC and Nortel's extended partnership. This partnership will positively affect Global System for Mobile Communication (GMS), and General Packet Radio System (GPRS internet access via mobile phone) therefore, extended the capability of both services throughout The Bahamas and the Caribbean. This partnership triples the capacity of the current wireless network and extends roaming capability. Next year CANTO will be held in Barbados and hosted by Cable & Wireless and once again BTC will represent The Bahamas as the leading telecommunications company, networking with other on an international level allows BTC to forge relationships, establish creditability and remain knowledgeable o f the many new and upcoming products and services which are offered. BTC is proud to be affiliated with CANTO as it represents a group of companies that are all striving towards a common goal "partnering together to create a stronger linkage between the Caribbean and the technology that is offered to the residents of the Caribbean. BTC Connecting The Bahamas To The World! July 1, 2006 Vol. One Issue SixQuestions? Comments? Let us know at The Bahamas Telecommunications Company LimitedCALL BTC (225-5282) BTC TAKES CANTO BY STORM! BTC TAKES CANTO BY STORM!


Page 6 The Abaconian July 1, 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 South Abaco News Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderSign of the TimesTravelers and tourists won’t have any trouble finding their way to Cherokee Sound now with the new sign that has been erected just after the Snake Cay turn-off, thanks to Michael Jorgensen of J & J Electric. Our last sign was lost to the 2005 hurricane season. We are hoping that Abaco Big Bird will also soon replace their sign, as these two signs are the only land marks to be found on that long stretch of road after you pass Spring City. CongratulationsOut of a class of 24 graduates Donna Albury was the only student attending Forest Heights Academy this year from Cherokee Sound. Many family members and friends made the trip to Marsh Harbour to witness the graducation services on Wednesday the 14th of June in the school auditorium. Donna received a First Place in her Art and Geography courses and received Honourable Mention in Culteral Science, English and History. Donna is an animal lover and hopes to go on to college and be able to find a career where she can work with horses. Congratulations Donna on your graduation and a job well done, we wish you much success and feel most certainly that you will achieve your ultimate goal in life.Kid’s Kornor Holds Acheivment Awards NightReverend Carla Culmer handed out awards for perfect attendance to two of the children who didn’t miss a Kid’s Korner Meeting all year long. In addition, 12 other children received prizes for being able to recite their bible verses by heart. The children also entertained the audience of proud parents, grandparents and friends by performing some very difficult but meaningful children’s songs. As an added bonus a small group of the older children also gave several selections on the bells. A collection was taken up to be added with the children’s weekly collection and is always given to a special charity. This year Reverend Culmer said that she and her assistant, Margaret Schutemaker (who was off the island and unable to attend the event) had agreed to send the monies on to a very needy orphanage in Bulgaria where the children are lucky to receive one slice of bread a day. Ordinarily the monies are given out to perEpworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound orgnaizes a Kids’ Korner activity for their youth. The yearly awards night is eagerly awaited by the children as well as their parents and friends. Please see South Page 10 The old Cherokee Road is a very well constructed rock path joining Yellowwood Creek with O’Neal’s Creek by Little Harbour. It was a way for people in Cherokee and the lighthouse keeper at Little Harbour to have contact with one another. We do not know when it was constructed but it was used until 1954 when J.B. Crockett bulldozed a road through to Big Mangrove so a vehicle could drive from Marsh Harbour. The path crosses a swampy area at the head of the Yellowwood Creek before crossing over higher land to O’Neal’s Creek. A sailboat was kept on the Cherokee Sound side and a sculling dinghy was kept on the Little Harbour side. A fence paralleled the path which was to keep the wild hogs from destroying the farms of the Cherokee people. Fence posts are visible in this photo. The path and fence represent hundreds of hours of hard manual labour.


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Page 8 The Abaconian July 1, 2006 Dave Ralph The Editor Says . Abaco Needs to Be Consulted 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, Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Vernique Russell, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lee Pinder, Larry Smith 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 By Larry Smith Mr. Smith whose grandfather was a Hope Town Malone writes a provocative weekly column for the Tribune called Tough Call and will be producing occasional articles for The Abaconian. A professional writer and editor, over the past 20 years he has operated his own advertising agency and book distributor in Nassau ( For the past several years, some business and labour leaders have been seeking a consensus on how to fix our failed education system so that ordinary Bahamians can continue to engage in the economy. We know our public schools have failed because of the poor grades most students get, as well as the collapse of discipline on many campuses. And also because, as the Inter-American Development Bank said, there are “acute skills shortages at all levels of the Bahamian economy.” Our awareness of that failure is also based on everyday experience with young people who can’t write simple sentences, do basic arithmetic or work comfortably with computers. As the IADB put it, “Economic prosperity and growth is underpinned by the capacity of the education and training system to prepare a skilled workforce....(and) there is a deficit of basic work skills among secondary school graduates“ in The Bahamas. Those who run our schools also know there is a crisis in education. They say so plainly on the Ministry of Education web site: “The MOE will need, as a matter of urgency, to undertake the necessary reforms to re-tool Bahamian education... to prepare students for the needs of the country and its economy.” In fact, the public sector staged a big conference last year to talk about “transforming” the education system. And there’s no shortage of money for this. The government spends well over $200 million every year on public education. And the IADB will pump another $60 million into education reform programmes over the next few years. But the problem has been getting steadily worse for years, with little overt attention being paid to it by the education bureaucracy. So concerned business and union leaders created something called the Coalition for Education Reform. They included hotel union leaders and hotel employers, representing the nation’s largest business sector. Although some argue that, as a wasteful government monopoly, public education is an inherent failure and – like Bahamasair – should be scrapped, the Coalition project is based on the notion that public education exists and can be improved significantly. Last year the Coalition contributed a well researched report to the national education conference. Named after our failing students – it was called “The Untapped Resource.” And it promoted the bold objective of raising the academic and business capabilities of school leavers so that by 2020 Bahamians would be among the ‘best in the Caribbean.’ Taking a hard look at the facts, the report painted a dismal picture. All those millions of dollars we spend on education managed to produce an overall ‘D’ grade in 2004 (reflecting public and private results for 26 subjects) and an ‘F+’ for the public high schools on New Providence. Fully 21 per cent of 22,000 students got grades of F, G and U in their BGCSE exams. And the five subjects with the lowest grades were English, Maths, Biology, Economics and Bookkeeping. More than half of those taking the math exam earned an E grade or lower. But according to the education establishment, this does not mean that they failed, because no one fails in the current system. Everyone passes, whether they have learned or not, which is by definition “social promotion.” A U grade, for example, simply means that the student does not demonstrate any knowledge of the subject. The Coalition identified 14 strategies to reverse the decline of our public school system and tried unsuccessfully to arrange a meeting with the political directorate to present their research and suggestions. You would have to ask the education authorities to explain this snub – it doesn’t make a lick of sense to us. But the Coalition doesn’t want to drop the issue, which it sees as critical to the country’s future. And at a recent Rotary Club meeting, veteran Bahamian hotelier Barrie Farrington (one of the group’s leaders) presented a brief update to last year’s 22-page education report. Farrington acknowledged a half-grade improvement in the English exam, but said the math result was unchanged from 2004. “This means that while there was improvement in 2005, it is too early to say that there has been a fundamental improvement in what the average student knows, understands and can do after completing high school. “No subject describes the crisis in education more graphically than the test results in mathematics, because it is considered to be an important basic education skill for the technologies that are likely to dominate the rest of this century. One cannot take the poor math scores lightly, especially when one knows that the average grade on the bookkeeping exam was also an E.” So what subjects do Bahamian students do best in? The answer is probably much as you would expect – religious studies scored at the top of the list followed by Spanish, food and nutrition, art and music. And religion was also the exam taken in Soft Call We received word late in the afternoon of June 23 from Minister Bradley Roberts that airport improvements will be carried out in a non-disruptive way. He said, “There will be no need to close the Marsh Harbour airport.” Furthermore, a public meeting will be held to explain the project. No schedules were given for either the improvements or the meeting. However, we believe that the meeting will be sooner rather than later. This announcement came after a week of intense lobbying by local interests when it became clear that a ten-week closure was scheduled. An earlier notice stated that the airport would be closed in the fall with minimal disruption to the Abaco economy. That initial notice raised a lot of eyebrows and set the stage for objections by the Abaco business community. It was the second notice giving the closure dates of September 10 through November 20 which brought a concerted response. By the Friday morning, June 23, the phone calls, emails and personal contacts to Nassau officials had increased dramatically. Some individuals took it upon themselves to go to Nassau and explain the importance of the airport to the Abaco economy. The Abaco Chamber of Commerce held a special meeting to assess the economic impact resulting from an airport closure. A plan was to assemble a small delegation to make a pilgrimage to Nassau to present the concerns of the business community and the impact of a ten-week closure. As the day wore on and information was gathered from concerned individuals, it became apparent that sufficient noise was being generated to cause the Chamber to delay action as a response was expected. The Chamber’s response was appropriate and the assurance that the airport would not be closed was welcome news. This may mean that a runway to the south is now under consideration. Fourteen years ago, in 1992, a survey was completed for constructing a second runway south of the present airstrip. Those plans were put on hold and the available money was used to pave the road to Sandy Point. All of this commotion and expressions of concern could have been avoided had there been public meetings with local people to explain the government’s options and costs. Getting local input on government’s proposals should have been sought at an early stage. This would have allowed local ideas to have been incorporated, rejected or modified for use as appropriate. A statement has been made that we are getting a 14,000 square foot addition to the present terminal with work starting in August. However, there has been no other public information on this addition except that it will cost $4.5 million. An enlarged terminal will be welcome; but if planes cannot land safely there will be no need a larger terminal. Besides not asking for local input from residents and businessmen, government agencies and departments appear to leave each other in the dark. The original notice on the airport closure stated that work would begin in June after consultation with tourism officials to determine a suitable time. Tourism officials here found that statement incredulous as it is well recognized here that summer is our busiest sustained tourist season. There have been other instances of government agencies carrying out major projects without consulting local people. The Water and Sewerage Corporation expanded its wellfield several years ago by starting at the airport round-about and extending the wellfield south along the highway. As Marsh Harbour expands in the next 10 20 years, it can grow is to the south. That wellfield may become an obstacle to orderly growth. At a slight inconvenience, it could have been put farther out in the forest away from the highway, where civilization would impose less encroachments. The easy way today may prove to be more expensive tomorrow as the area grows. BEC, our electric company, is looking for acreage for expansion. A logical choice is somewhere inland from Snake Cay. This would allow tankers to dock at Snake Cay and pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel to inland storage tanks. One hundred thousand gallons is presently only a five-day supply. A pipe line delivery direct to the generating plant would eliminate the constant tanker-truck deliveries now being made by highway. This as another case where public consultation would be in order as ideas are needed for the orderly use of Snake Cay which has a lot of potential. It should not be used for anything less than to realize its fullest potential. Another area ripe for public exposure is the Central Pines Estate expansion into Phase II which is now underway. This expansion is probably quite logical and well thought out, but no public explanation or layout of the project has been made. If our memory is correct, there was provision for a government complex on the eastern edge of this development. Space was provided for buildings to house government offices, police, post office, a minihospital and perhaps other government facilities. It would be appropriate for Abaconians to see what can be expected of this government complex. The Phase II overall plans should be displayed for public review. Those who live in an area can sometimes add important input overlooked by distant planners who are not intimately familiar with the specific situation. Then lastly, there is the issue of genuine long range planning for this area. Abaco is growing faster and faster, but seems to be making less progress in orderly growth. Bigger buildings at the expense of adequate parking seem to be acceptable to local authorities. A couple of years ago government spoke about an international land planning company which developed impressive plans for Eleuthera. Exuma and Abaco were to get this same consideration, but we have heard nothing since. A master plan could be a big asset for local boards and government agencies to work toward as the area grows. It would also be a guide for potential developers. The Bahamas’ third largest economy deserves more attention. Please see Soft Call Page 9


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #14, Lake Park, FL 33403 or: P.O. Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe Receiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed on issues such as: • Resort & hotel development • Improvements to roads, airport, docks, schools, etc. • Phone and electric company changes • Fishing, boating & sporting activities • Immigration, taxes or duty changes • Changes to laws and regulations • Community events • New business ventures • Changes in airline service • Actions by local government Letters to the Editor the greatest numbers, with students achieving a mean average grade of C. From the Coalition’s 14 strategies to improve education, good governance, good parenting and good teaching topped the list. Governance was seen as a major barrier to improving education in the Bahamas. For many years, the government has not even bothered to report to parliament (as it is required to do by law). And without a meaningful discussion of the output of the system (students) and its inputs (teachers and administrators) how are we to measure progress? “Good parenting is critical to learning,” Farrington told Rotarians recently. “The Fox Hill Prison reports that 70 per cent of the 1,503 inmates are the product of single parent households; 93 per cent are males; 80 per cent are between the ages of 15 and 29; and 50 per cent are illiterate. These numbers make it patently clear that single parent households, dominated mainly by women, are a psychologically damaging environment in which to raise young males. “Somehow Bahamian society must create a ‘good parenting script’ . a set of commonly held expectations that promoteSave our Generation LandTo Local Government in Hope Town Dear Sir, It has been brought to my attention that legalized Bahamians (foreigners) are in the process of attempting to gain ownership of generation property in Hope Town, Abaco, by quieting title. Personally, I am opposed to this, being a Bahamian and having a valid interest in generation property being protected for Hope Town people. Many Bahamians like to consider themselves as “poor” and consider generation property a burden and not the valuable resource that our ancestors intended it to be. However, for many like myself, it represents something even more basic than wealth. It represents, for those of us who are lucky enough to be connected with it, the foundation of our identity; it’s what makes us Bahamian. As generation property is passed on to generations at birth, it should be prohibited for outsiders to have the ability to claim ownership of this property. On the most part, foreign investment into our country is welcomed, as that is one of our main industries. Incidentally, the same foreigners I am referring to have already obtained Crown Land on Abaco from the government for little or nothing for business purposes. There are also two acres in the same area, which are located between the Nigh Creek and Back Creek that the foreigners have already claimed. Obviously, they are not satisfied with that; they now want to take from Bahamians what they legally or morally have no right to. The government is helping them by not having anything in the Constitution or Quieting Title Act that protects Bahamians against this. I am looking to you, our local government, to assist in whatever way possible to protect what is rightfully for the people. Yours truly, Basil Russell bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm • Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 • 366-0292 • VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKESgood parenting. Political, education, religious and civic leaders must join in this effort.” Farrington said the Coalition also supported the creation of an all-male primary and secondary school like the old Government High. “Two threats to Bahamian society are the disengagement of the Bahamian male from school and the state of public schools in Nassau. One solution is a high-quality, all-male primary and secondary laboratory school that operates like a private school. This is seen as a practical first step that would be followed by an all-female primary and secondary high school. They would be high-quality, high-expectation, high-performance laboratory schools where public school kids could excel. They would also produce techniques and experiences that could be applied to the rest of the system. Farrington called on the Education Ministry to adopt the flexible management techniques of the private sector in order to produce “a better end product…namely, what students know, understand and can do. “The Ministry must be judged on that end product; and it must be allowed to do its job free from political interference. Sustained success will inevitably require an administrative restructuring.” Soft CallFrom Page 8 Soft Call, Con’t Check out The Abaconian online at


Page 10 The Abaconian July 1, 2006 Celebrating 33 years of an Independent Bahamasfrom The Abaco Club 1-888-303-2765 € 242-367-0077 € Abaco, The Bahamas € Produced By: Mr Gladstone McEwan sons in Abaco, but when they heard about this need they were moved to try and help someone in another country on the other side of the world where the children at not as fortunate as our own. This twice yearly event is much looked forward to by the children as well as the parents and everyone seems to have a good time. At this time of the year, immediately following the awards services, there is ice cream for everyone served at the church manse which brings the whole evening to a very enjoyable conclusion. Congratulations to all the children, we are all very proud of you.Sandy PointStudents Learn about the EnvironmentBy Olivia Patterson Sandy Point Environmental Camp is back in action! This summer the eager minds of Bahamian youths will be challenged to learn about and appreciate the full importance of The Bahamas’ most prized national possession – our environment. Sandy Point Environmental Camp (SPEC) was started in the summer of 2003 as part of a community outreach program run by the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey (BMMS). Since then, SPEC has offered seven camp sessions to the children of Sandy Point. This includes two expeditions to Inagua, five open house presentations, and approximately 62 classroom and field trip activities. Parents and other community members have also participated in the camp. Last month, at the close of the 2005 camp season we took a field trip to Great Inagua. Campers Lanaire Bain, Virgil Bain, India Burrows, KeAnu Pinder and Kenesha Pinder were privileged to go. Chaperones along for the ride were mom Claudia Pinder, and president of J.A. Pinder Primary School PTA Shawn Roberts. Camp Director Olivia Patterson served as trip leader. The trip was designed to spark the campers’ interest in new habitats and to make comparisons between Inagua and Abaco. The camp was well received by the people of Inagua, and we were shown the best parts of the island by Colin Ingraham of Great Inagua Tours. We were fortunate to see flocks of West Indian flamingos, have close encounters with Bahama parrots, and after a day of worrying, finally saw some wild donkeys! The kids were given a tour of SouthFrom Page 6 More South Abaco News the Morton’s Salt factory where they learned about the long process of making salt from sea water. We all walked away with a new understanding of the topic and with the sound of sample salt crystals knocking in our pockets. Afterwards, we climbed to the top of the Matthew Town lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the island. The lighthouse is similar in many ways to Elbow Reef lighthouse in Hope Town, except it has an electric light that rotates on a bed of mercury instead of a hand lit mantle. On our last full day we visited the Union Creek Reserve, which is part of the Bahamas National Trust park system and a great spot for turtle research. The campers were able to see green and Hawksbill turtles as well as some very large southern stingrays. After our tour of the creek we walked along the beach to identify shells and compare coastal plants to those in Abaco. Shawn Roberts described Inagua as having “the most Students registered in the Sandy Point Environmenal Camp are studying the birds of the pine forests. The camp is a project of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey and is organized by Olivia Patterson. It requires a commitment of one year during which they do classroom studies, go on field trips, develop open house presentations and other activites. This group is just concluding their year’s experience. Please see South Page 11


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 Located at waterfront on Marsh Harbour strip Marsh Harbour, AbacoOpen 11 am until 7 days a week Happ Happ Happ Happ Happ y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y y y y y Phone: (242) 367-2278 Resort Features:€ Spectacular 3-mile beach € Championship golf course € Marina-view restaurant & bar € Pool,tennis,watersports € 150-slip full-service marina € Diving,snorkeling & dive shop € Boat rentals,charters & guides € Hotel rooms,2 or 3 BR suites Treasure Cay Road (exit off Bootle Hwy) TREASURE CAYHOTEL RESORT & MARINA Hotel: 242-365-8801 Spinnaker Restaurant: 242-365-8469 Golf Course: 242-365-8045 Treasure Divers: 242-365-8465 beautiful beaches I have ever seen.” Claudia Pinder helped cook hamburgers and hotdogs, which we enjoyed under the shade of a sea grape tree – the perfect end to a wonderful trip! One of BMMS’ goals is to expand its efforts to reach a greater number of children of all ages and from all over The Bahamas. The newest addition to our curriculum is a weekend camp for children from Crossing Rocks. This year the organizers of SPEC plan to run four different camp programs. The first will be a Junior Camp for 7-9 year olds in Sandy Point. This session is designed as an introduction to the concepts of ecology and conservation, with a special emphasis on Bahamian flora and fauna. The second program is a Basic Camp for 10-12 year olds in Sandy Point. The Basic Camp will also concentrate on ecology and conservation, while challenging the youths to think critically about current environmental issues in The Bahamas. The Crossing Rocks Weekend Camp will focus on Bahamian National Parks and Marine Mammal Conservation. The finale of the 2006-2007 camps will be an expedition to Inagua. SPEC is grateful to our major contributors: The Lyford Cay Foundation, Friends of The Environment and The Disney Corporation, without whom these endeavours wouldn’t be possible. To find out more about Sandy Point Environmental Camp and how you can become involved, call us at (242) 366-4155, email, or write to us at: SPEC c/o Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey P.O. Box AB-20714 Marsh Harbour, AbacoSpanish Club Receives DonationBy Shawn Roberts June 17 was a magnificent day for the Buenos Amios Spanish Club of Sandy Point. Three of its members SouthFrom Page 10 More South Abaco News were privileged to attend a meeting which included a beach picnic hosted by the members of the Amistad Spanish Club in Nassau. The great event took place at Coral Harbour. A number of Hispanics were on hand who are regular visitors at the Amistad Club meetings which are held monthly in September through June. It was quite a rewarding experience for us as we were able to converse in Spanish and learn new words and phases throughout the day. Pollo a la brasa, hamburguesas, ensaladas, pastas, dulces, vino, cervezas y gaseosas were just some of the delicious treats there. Lots of music and dancing to the sound of different Latin American artists added to the enjoyment. It was truly a pleasure to become more acquainted with Dr. Rhonda ChilmanJohnson, who serves as the vice president of the Amistad Club, also vice president of the College of The Bahamas, and Ms. Donella Davis, President of Amistad Club, also senior Education Officer of Modern Languages at the Ministry of Education. Plans are being made for a future meeting here in Sandy Point with the two clubs as we become more acquainted with one another. We say to the Amistad Club, Muchas gracias y hasta otra vez! Three members of Buenos Amigos Spanish club of Sandy Point attended a beach picnic of the Amistad Spanish Club of Nassau. This picture shows Ms. Donella Davis, Shawn Roberts of Sandy Point and Dr. Rhonda Chipman-Johnson.


Page 12 The Abaconian July 1, 2006 Hand Tools Bath Linens & Towels lSheet Sets and much much more EXTENSIVE LINE OF HOUSEWARES Come & see our extensive line of “A Unisex Salon”Ofra Cosmetics • Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday • 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza • 367-3623 Central Abaco News The Conch Pearl Gallery Presents ArtistsBy Mirella Santillo New to Abaco but not new to the art scene, Anyes and Michael Adams presented their work for the first time in Marsh Harbour at the Conch Pearl Gallery on June 16. Mr. and Mrs. Adams moved to Great Guana Cay from Breckenridge, Colorado, nine months ago. A photographer by trade, Anyes was immediately inspired by the natural beauty of their new surroundings and started to create photographic compositions. On several of her photographs, she has superimposed scenes from Paris, (the Louvre Museum), Venice and Colorado with Bahamian landscapes and nude poses taken on Guana Cay. Bahamian Myths the theme of the exposition, takes one to a surreal world of human beauty, sunrise and sunset, sea and sand in a timeless atmosphere where art is the only real thing. The professional model is a Mexican Indian who, Anyes said, “is beautiful. She reminds me of the Lucayan Indians, hence the theme’s name.” She presented 18 photographs in black and white and color. Michael Adams is a sculptor who trained in Paris from 1992 to 1995 under a Master Sculptor and continued at the Silvermine Art Guild in New Canaan, Connecticut. His moving to Colorado in 1999 gave him access to the foundries and craftsmen of Loveland and Denver. There he founded the co-op Arts Alive Gallery in Breckenridge as well as the annual Sculpture on the Blue show. Michael uses two mediae, bronze and forton. The latter a fairly recent media with Anyes and Michael Adams were the guest artists featured at the Conch Pearl open house on June 16. As a photographer Anyes has found Abaco’s beauty quite stimulating. Her husband, Michael, is a Master Sculptor who works with marble and forton, a stone base media. a stone base. “Forton is as hard as marble, weatherproof, lighter and not as expensive as bronze. It is also more versatile,” explained Michael. “Forton is perfect for Bahamian gardens,” he said. Four of his forton sculptures, two of which, Lydia and Athena, will be dedicated at a location in Breckenridge in July 2006, were on display Friday evening at the Conch Pearl Gallery as well as three bronzes, No regrets, Moving Mother and Rites of Spring “My sculpture celebrates the expressive power of the human figure,” said Michael. “I choose themes that affirm life-energy, ranging from family to music to dance.” Between entertaining visitors, Michael demonstrated the first step of a sculpture, the clay mold. As people watched, the red clay soon became the head of a horse under the deft fingers of the artist.Black Pearl, Black Marble?By Mirella Santillo In March we were informed by the owners of the Conch Pearl Gallery that a rather large “black pearl” had been found in a Meeting the artists and admiring their work was not the only entertainment at the Conch Pearl Gallery on June 16th. Guests were treated to wine and hors d’oeuvres cooked by Chef Terrell, while pianist Garnelle Stuart played music ranging from Beethoven to Gershwin, a perfect musical background to accompany the art pieces on display. Please see Central Page 13


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 Boats equipped with:VHF • Bimini Top • Cooler Anchor & Lines • Compass Dive Ladder • Life Jackets Paddle • Flares • Flashlight Fire Extinguisher • First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously MaintainedOur Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26’ Paramount$1295 23’ Albury Bros$1015 22’ Boston Whaler$ 945 20’ Albury/Hydra$ 910 18’ Privateer$ 665 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 • Fax (242) 367-2516 A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs • 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16 Guana Harbour Grocery More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 12 clam in Sandy Point by two children looking for shells. The pearl had a rather glassy appearance and the gemologist at the Gallery, Mr. Peter Bradley, who was not convinced of the composition of the object, advised the people who found it to send it to the Gemological Institute of America to be evaluated at the expense of the Gallery. The report came back from the institute with the determination, unfortunately, for the finders, that the pearl was in fact glass. “The finders’ parents were not happy,” said Mrs. Jo-Ann Bradley. They informed her that they would send it elsewhere to be re-examined. Ed Note:We regret that we made a mistake in the March story related to the pearl. The story should have mentioned the Gemological Institute of America, the world’s foremost authority in gemology, not the Geological Institute of America. And Mr. Bradley is a gemologist, not a geologist as this paper reported erroneously.Dilapidated Building Will Be Torn DownBy Samantha V. Evans When you drive through various communities in Central Abaco, you cannot help but see many buildings and homes that have been left unattended for years. Some have even been overgrown with weeds and vines from bottom to top. They have, indeed, been eye sores for years since none of the owners seems to care enough to tear the dilapidated structures down. Due to this, the Ministry of Works in partnership with the Department of Urban Renewal began an aggressive campaign to tear down these hazardous structures at the beginning of June. The Ministry of Works has identified some funds to assist with the demolition of the buildings. Mr. Ronald Bevans, Works Controller for Abaco, and his team are prepared to clean up the Central area which includes Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town. They plan to move to North and South Abaco in the near future. The Ministry of Works wants residents to know that when they let their buildings or homes deteriorate, they become breeding grounds for rodents, making the community they live in unsanitary. They also become fire hazards and hiding places for criminals and drug addicts as well. Many concerned citizens have called into the ofThis is one of the dilapidated buildings that mar our town. The Ministry of Works will be tearing them down. They have already notified owners preparatory to cleaning away the eyesores. Please see Central Page 17


Page 14 The Abaconian July 1, 2006 56 Years of Growth in Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour has developed phenomenally during the past half century. The dramatic growth is seen with these two photographs taken by Colin Rees. The black and white shows one boat in the harbour, possibly belonging to J.B. Crockett as it is anchored off his property on Pelican Shores. Mr. Crockett developed a productive farm to the southwest of Marsh Harbour that later became the S & M farm. The cleared area and dock on the extreme left is believed to be the shipyard operated by Mr. Crockett and is now the Royal Harbour subdivision. The town itself covers a very small area of the current area of Marsh Harbour. Now, 56 years later, Marsh Harbour is a bustling little city sprawled over a large area, occupying almost the entire land area going toward the ariport. The photographer of both pictures is Mr. Colyn Rees, a pilot who saw the tourist potential of Abaco and turned an old residence on Green Turtle Cay into New Plymouth Inn in 1954, the first hotel on Abaco. He brought many people here, both visitors and Bahamians, with bonefish and other fishing as one of the main attractions. Mr. ReesÂ’ photographs of Abaco communities in the 1950s are priceless. As a trained photographer, he was able to portray vividly life as it was in those days. At 84 years, he has now undertaken to resume his photography with a digital camera, has learned to use a computer to produce his own pictures that are also works of art. He has taken his passion for photography into a new dimension using digital technology.


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Page 18 The Abaconian July 1, 2006made possible by the generous assistance of Mr. Dean of the Legacy The first shipment of cans filled a 20-foot container, and two more shipments were scheduled for the last week of April and the first week in May to unload the backlog of cans that were stored while Friends researched recycling options in The Bahamas. That means 3,450 cubic feet of cans will be recycled and reused instead of taking up precious space in AbacoÂ’s landfills. Friends has exciting plans for the fuMore Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 17 ture of their recycling program. As the relationship with Caribbean Recycling grows, there are a number of items that are options for recycling including abandoned vehicles, batteries, engine blocks and scrap metal.Airline Expands ServiceVintage Props and Jets has begun service to Abaco from Fort Lauderdale. It operates nine-passenger King Air 100Â’s and a 19-passenger Beechcraft 1900 aircraft. The company offers two flights daily, departing Fort Lauderdale at 11:45 a.m. and 3:25 p.m. going to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. It departs Marsh Harbour daily at 9:35 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and depart Treasure Cay at 10:15 a.m. and 1:55 p.m. Reservations Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour had a wooden extension added to the cement dock that was originally constructed. Very soon the workersÂ’ ferries to Guana Cay and Scotland Cay will leave from this dock instead of the Union Jack dock where they are currently based. There is not adequate parking at the Union Jack for the traffic. The Marsh Harbour Town Committee was allocated $25,000 for small capital projects this past winter. Two projects that they undertook was to build the wood extension on the dock and to build a boat launching ramp at Goombay Park. The only other ramps in Marsh Harbour are both private. The one most used is at Iron Point west of Snappas and vehicles launching or hauling boats there cause traffic problems. Another improvement to Goombay Park is a wooden walkway joining the stalls which also provides seating for those attending events at this location. can be booked online or by calling their reservation office at 800-852-0275 or Please see Central Page 19


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday • Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 477-5292 375-8833 Great Guana Cay CURRY’S FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front More Central Abaco News 386-423-1773. The round trip price is $307.90 per person. Vintage flies from The Royal Bank of Canada hosted their business clients at a reception at Abaco Beach Resort on June 9. Shown here are Mr. George B. Roach, VP Commercial Operations; Mrs. Joyce Coleby Riviere, Manager, Marsh Harbour Branch; and Mr. Ross McDonald, Vice President Bahamas and Caribbean. CentralFrom Page 18 Terminal 4 (the commuter terminal) at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Its website is The company’s planes are pictured on this site and you can make reservations there also.Bank Hosts ReceptionAt a recent reception for commercial clients hosted by Royal Bank of Canada, an announcement was made that a new Royal Bank facility will be constructed in Marsh Harbour to accommodate their expanding business. Clients can look forward to this becoming reality in 2007. Making the announcement was Mr. Ross McDonald, Vice President Bahamas and Caribbean of Royal Bank. He was introduced by Mrs. Joyce Coleby-Riviere, Manager of the Marsh Harbour Branch. Other Nassau bank staff present were Mr. George B. Roach, VP Commercial Operations, and Mr. Keith Wells, Area Manager Family Islands, who will be overseeing the expansion program. About 40 clients attended the early evening function at Curley Tails restaurant on June 8. sure. Nassau government offices concerned with the airport construction, the Ministry of Transport and Aviation and the Ministry of Works, were deluged with e-mails, phone calls and individuals even traveled to Nassau to speak to the authorities. The Chamber of Commerce called an hasty directors’ meeting to lay the ground work for a delegation to go to Nassau. Mr. Roberts said there would be a public meeting in Marsh Harbour to inform the public of the intentions of the government but a date for this meeting has not be set. Phase 2 of the project is scheduled to begin in August with work on the construction of a new $4.5 million terminal. AirportFrom Page 1


Page 20 The Abaconian July 1, 2006 To All Abaco ResidentsInterested inHunting / Shooting Outdoor SportsYou Are Invited to a Special Meeting Monday, July 3, 2006 • 7:00 p.m. New Vision Ministries Auditorium Meeting to Be Chaired by Pericles Maillis, BNT Past President Important Issues for Discussion • Hunter input into the Abaco National Park Management Plan • Predator Eradication Programme • General Discussion on Hunting Bag Limits, Hunter Education, Shooting Hours • Hunter input into management plans for other areas Pine Forest, Marls, etc. • Shooting Preserve Issues • Incorporating a Hunting Association For further information contact: Eric Carey or Lynn Gape : 242-393-1317 David Knowles 367-2240 Anita Knowles: 367-2721 Pericles Maillis (evenings please) 362-1602 Marine ElectronicsCapt. Pat and Ann McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repair of: Web: E-mail: VHF CH 16 Tues Fri 8-5 F.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained Technician At the Jib Room. Marsh Harbour Marina Tel: 242-367-2163Fax 242-367-3388 SIMRAD By Jennifer Hudson During the past three weeks three skeletal remains have been discovered in various areas throughout Abaco. On June 12 the skeletal remains of a human were found by a bonefishing guide at Norman’s Castle in an isolated area at the back of Treasure Cay road. The remains were clad in blue jeans and white T-shirt and the skull appeared to have a large hole in the rear. A team of Police Officers including Detectives, Scenes of Crime Officers and Forensic Experts, from Grand Bahama, Nassau and Abaco went to the scene where they retrieved the remains and brought them to Marsh Harbour. They were transferred to New Providence where the assistance of anthropologists is being sought to determine age, sex and exact cause of death. The present estimate is that the remains had been there for a little over a year. On June 18 the Police were called to the area of Coconut Tree Beach in Murphy Town where a decomposed body had been found approximately 20 feet in from the shore line. Though the body was unrecognizable, the Police were able to retrieve fingerprints from a hand which was still intact. These were sent to the Criminal Records Office on Grand Bahama where positive identification was made, and the fingerprints were determined to be those of Rudolph Saunders of Murphy Town. Fortyeight-year old Mr. Saunders had been missing since June 12. He was known to be in poor health and foul play is not suspected. His body was discovered by a gentleman walking on Coconut Tree Beach At approximately 6 p.m. on June 21, Police Officers in the Marsh Harbour area discovered a set of skeletal remains after receiving a report of the sighting of a human skull in the area of Tilloo Cay by local fishermen. Detective Officers from the Marsh Harbour and Grand Bahama Detective Units traveled to the cay and discovered a human skull with the lower jaw unattached. The officers were able to dig around the skull and in so doing discovered that it was part of the skeletal remains of a human buried in what appeared to be a shallow grave. After successfully processing the scene the officers were able to remove the skull, two femur bones, two tibia, the lower jaw, humerus and various other bones which were brought to the Marsh Harbour Police Station and later sent to the Forensic Lab in Nassau for DNA examination to determine the age and sex. According to Chief of Police, ASP Miller, the skeletal remains appear to have been there for a very long time.Grievous HarmOn June 17 grievous bodily harm occurred when a young lady in a jealous rage attacked another young lady, stabbing her about the body and inflicting severe injuries. The victim was airlifted to New Providence for medical attention. She was admitted to the ICU unit where she remained for a few days until she was moved to a public ward. The suspect has been remanded in Her Majesty’s Prison at Fox Hill.The Police SpeaksRemember to listen in to Radio Abaco every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. to the programme The Police Speaks in which Chief of Police, ASP Miller, addresses the most pressing issues affecting many people’s lives such as drugs, domestic violence, sexual abuse among children and computer crimes. Listeners are invited to call into the show to have their questions answered. Many people are finding this programme extremely helpful. B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdTel: 367.2798 Fax: 367.5098 Three Bodies Were Found on Abaco


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Page 22 The Abaconian July 1, 2006 10 years in the out islandsby Under the Palms(203) visit our site at louiesseasidevillas.comvisit some of our clients schoonerslanding.comWeb sites starting at$600 We contacted Under the Palms to develop a new web site for us within 3 months it was up and running. With over 50 pages and close to 300 pictures, that was a lot of work to accomplish in a short period of time. We are extremely happy with the result, they know and love the Abacos and that comes across in their workŽ. Julie Farrington, Island Property Management, Green Turtle Cay visit our site at Sid’s Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 By Samantha V. Evans On June 17th representatives from the Administrator’s office in Marsh Harbour were registering voters at Solomon’s SuperCenter from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They reported that once the response is good, they will continue to come out into the community. They register at the Methodist Church in Dundas Town on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. and at the Burial Society Hall in Murphy Town on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. So far approximately 900 persons in Central Abaco have registered for the next election. Central Abaco includes Hope Town, Man-O-War, Guana Cay, Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Murphy Town, Spring City and surrounding areas. Abaco residents are to be reminded that in order to be eligible to vote, they must be listed in the current registration book. Only the following documents will be accepted when registering to vote: a Bahamian passport, an old voter’s card, valid citizenship documents or a birth certificate from persons born before 1973. To vote, one must be duly registered and must have been a resident in his constituency during the six months immediately preceding the day of election. If the voter moved to a new constituency and has lived there for less than six months, he is entitled to vote in his old constituency if he was registered there. In accordance with the Constitution, the next general election will be by May 2007. The Constitution, however, provides for an earlier election if the Governor General, on the advice of the Prime Minister, dissolves Parliament and calls for a general election. Abaco residents are reminded that they can register at the Sandy Point or Cooper’s Town Administrator’s offices as well. Persons living in the areas of Moore’s Island, Cherokee Sound, Bahama Palm Shore, and Crossing Rocks can register at the Sandy Point office. Residents living in the areas of Cooper’s Town, Treasure Cay, Fire Road, Blackwood, Little Abaco and surrounding areas can register at the Cooper’s Town office. It has been reported that persons who live in the North or South but work in Central Abaco have been registering at the Marsh Harbour office. This is allowed once you follow the proper procedures and provide proof in the form of any of the documents listed above. Officers from the Administrator’s Office want to encourage residents to register early as Cabinet can decide at anytime to cease voter registration. Once this call is made, no one else will be allowed to register. Yes, there is a cut off date for you to register! This is your country. Let your voice be heard. Register to vote. Take advantage of the various booths set up in the community to ensure that you do. Your country is counting on you. Voter Registration Is Underway Personnel from the Administrator’s office in Marsh Harbour were registering voters at Solomon’s SuperCenter on June 17. As a national election nears, registration will take place in each community at convenient times for the residents. Everyone eligible is urged to register. You still have the option of not voting if that is your decision but you should register. Voting is a right that should not be taken lightly. AA and Al Anon MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library. The AA group and the AlAnon group meet in the Treasure Cay Community Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Please call 357-6511 for additional information.


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Page 24 The Abaconian July 1, 2006 By Mirella Santillo The second annual BBC luncheon and art auction was held this year on June 19th at Government House in Marsh Harbour. It was organized by the Ministry of Tourism, more specifically by its People to People program led by Mrs. Bernadette Harding. She explained, “The spouses of the men taking part in the Bahamian Billfish Championship are invited to have a taste of Bahamian culture and meet Bahamian people.” Going up the long flight of stairs leading to Government House and the gardens where the luncheon was to take place, guests could hear the Bahamian rhythms of Estin Sawyer providing soft background music. The garden of Government House is the perfect setting for an outdoor function. It offers a 360 degree magnificent view of Marsh Harbour and the cays and is adorned with a luscious tropical vegetation. There under a large tent food and drinks tables were set up as well as several dining tables. Approximately 30 people were expected. The function was introduced by Mrs. Harding and the welcome pronounced by Senior Administrator Revis Rolle, who had graciously lent the grounds for the luncheon. “Let me invite you to this hill, to Government House,” he said. “Traditionally, Government House belongs to the people. I want to make sure that the people of Abaco make use of these premises.” And, praising the environment and the climate of Abaco, he added, “I want to invite you to come back again and again to this place where God lives.” Among the guests were second home owner Mrs. Cheryl Crain, a frequent visitor from Austin, Texas, whose husband usually participates in the fishing tournament. Also present were the producers of the tournament, Brenda Fletcher, Liz Forde, Sheri Raining, Jennifer Dudas, who have been coming to Abaco for years and first time visitor Vanessa Darling. They are all part of the BBC committee located in Fort Lauderdale and helped organize the event. Soon the guests were partaking in typical Bahamian dishes such as fish fingers, baked chicken, conch fritters, macaroni and cheese, salad and delicious desserts like guava duff, rum cake and coconut pie, graciously served by the staff of Every Child Counts which was to benefit from the proceeds of the silent auction following lunch. Lunch over, the guests went inside to put their bid on the art work to be auctioned. The art was varied and attractive: a beautiful quilt donated by Dawn Design; a sterling silver bracelet representing shells, gift of the Conch Pearl Gallery; a straw bag from Lovely Island Tings; an oil painting by Karen Hewitt Hagan; a handcrafted necklace of silver and sea glass from Silver Moon Design; an art glass vase and a satin evening purse donated by Travel Spot. Everything was sold and the sum of $925 was handed over to Mrs. Lynn Major, the Director of ECC by Mrs. Jo-Ann Bradley at the end of the auction. While the men fished in the Bahamas Billfish Championship, the women enjoyed a reception at Government House hosted by the Minstry of Tourism. A silent auction was held to benefit the Every Child Counts program. Students and staff from that school for special students served the lunch and later the school received a check for $925. Tourism Hosts Wives at Reception Royal Poinciana Is in BloomBy Portia Jonsson It must be summer because the royal poinciana is in bloom. Just take a drive around town and you will see what I mean. This tree is my favorite in the whole world a flamboyant tree in flower, some say the world’s most colorful tree. Other names for it are Flame of the forest, forest flame and flamboyant. The royal poinciana is striking when it is in full bloom with exuberant clusters of red and oranges flowers. Each flower has four spoon shaped petals and one upright slightly larger petal, which is marked with yellow and white. Royal poinciana grows tall, but its elegant wide-spreading umbrella-like canopy can be wider than its height. It makes a wonderful shade tree and is used a lot in landscaping along the highway. Each tree has a unique shape. It never gets boring looking at them, even if they are not blooming. In some Caribbean Islands the pods are used for fuel and called “woman’s tongue” because of the rattling noise they make when the wind blows them. Virtually everyone falls in love with this tree at first sight. So it is easy to see why I love it so much. It is so loved in Miami that the city has an annual festival to celebrate its flowering. Remember to Buckle Up Breakfast/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


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 By Smantha V. Evans This past spring a workshop was held in Nassau for the partners of Urban Renewal. The theme for the workshop was Strengthen, Create, Coordinate Attending the workshop from Abaco were local partners from Social Services and the Police Force. Ms. Elaine Martinborough stated that the workshop was intense but very rewarding. Prime Minister Perry Christie gave closing remarks stating how happy he is that Urban Renewal is changing the lives of Bahamians for the better and giving them a spirit of belonging. It is important to note that persons will protect and preserve what they value. The vision of Urban Renewal is to mount a successful national transformation strategy that will result in a safe, secure and contributory involvement of youth, the working class and the aged. It is dedicated to reducing criminal and disruptive behavior and to increase a sense of security and hope throughout the communities of the Bahamas. It is able to do this by partnering with other agencies such as Social Services and the Police. Urban Renewal on Abaco is run somewhat differently from the programs in Nassau and Freeport but the objectives are the same. The Urban Renewal office has a Manager, Ms. Martinborough, who has been assigned by the Prime Minister’s Office and is not a Police Officer. The Police Department has a task force that performs various tasks as do other agencies. This concept may take a while for persons to grasp especially those who are familiar with the programs headed by police officers. So far, under the Urban Renewal umbrella are many partners on Abaco. The Police Task Force has done a great job partnering to assist the schools and community by patrolling the grounds to deter crime and encouraging residents to remove garbage, debris and abandoned vehicles from their property and mentoring students. Assistance has been given by the Urban Renewal Office to remove garbage from the communities of Murphy Town, Dundas Town, The Mudd and the Peas. Children and teenagers have volunteered their time on weekends to assist in this effort. However, the department is in need of volunteers to make these programs operate more smoothly. Volunteers are needed for the following specific tasks: • To assist with after school tutoring • To mentor youth • To act as support to seniors • To assist in organizing wholesome community activities • To assist with repairs to houses of seniors and the indigent • To act as resource persons in various aspects of Urban Renewal initiative. Transforming communities will take the Urban Renewal Partners’ Workshop Held Cleaning up this field of derelict vehicles is typical of projects tackled by Urban Renewal to make our communities a safer, better place to live. Many groups contribute to make it successful. support of all of us working together to achieve this common goal. The Urban Renewal Department has been trying to establish pocket task forces in various areas, but this requires us to work together and not in isolation. This program allows individuals and organizations to contribute to the physical, emotional, spiritual, economic or social transformation, depending on their interest. They can assist at a level that works for them, while having a clear picture of how their input contributes to the transformation of the country as a whole. The initiative, therefore, creates opportunities for individuals and organizations to collaborate and for community groups to restore national pride.


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DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE WE DON’T PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY By Larry Smith On June 17, the Queen’s College class of 1967 enjoyed “an evening of memories, music and merriment” at the Buena Vista Restaurant. A number of Abaco residents were among those who attended the reunion, including Linda and Julie Lowe, Mary Reckley and Stephen Knowles. The event was open to all “old” scholars in their 50s, and well over a hundred turned out to swap stories with former classmates. The emcee for the evening was ex-QC vice principal Roger Kelty, who now runs the Lyford Cay Scholarship Foundation. Mr Kelty, attired in a traditional Scottish kilt, read messages from former principal Rev. Neville Stewart and other teachers and students living abroad who were unable to attend. But many from overseas did attend. In addition to Abaco, Exuma and Grand Bahama residents, some came from the United States, England and the Cayman Islands. A private reunion weblog was set up by Tribune columnist Larry Smith for classmates around the world to post pictures and comments, as in this example, “It was great to see so many old friends and somehow comforting to know that despite the passing years we’re all essentially the same. Let’s keep the web site going! It would be wonderful to do it all again next year so that those unable to make it this time can get here.” The organising committee included Michelle Nottage, Christine Pemberton Lawrence, Anne Knowles Lever, Anne Wilkinson Higgs, Felicity Johnson, Sherry Albury and Debbie Albury Krukowski. According to Mrs. Lever, ”Perhaps our success will inspire other classes to hold similar reunions and set up web sites for their respective years. It’s a great way to keep in touch.” As well as catering to baby boomer nostalgia, the reunion also set out to raise funds for the Queen’s College Foundation, chaired by Sir Durward Knowles. The QC alumni registration website ( notes that donations are used to improve the school’s physical plant and to sponsor teacher training, especially in science and technology subjects. The 60s was a time of transformation and turbulence everywhere, including the Bahamas. And during those years QC students experienced significant growth and changes at the school. “Hopefully, your memories are happy ones and your experiences equipped you for your place in the exciting future that lay ahead,” Rev. Stewart wrote in a special reunion message. “For my family and me, we have no doubt that we were greatly privileged to have been chosen with others to lead the forces of change that affected the lives of so many Bahamians.” Rev. Stewart now lives in Wales and suffers from Parkinson’s disease. He was posted to QC in 1964, replacing Rev. Geoffrey Litherland, and was succeeded in 1971 by Hayden Middleton. The first Bahamian principal was Rev Charles Sweeting (1979-1993). Bahamian Andrea Gibson is the current principal. Queen’s College is the oldest private school in the Bahamas, operating under the auspices of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Reunion Brings School Friends Together Church. Its history goes back to 1870, when Bahamians petitioned the Methodist Missionary Society in London for “a superior kind of educational institution for boys and girls with a Methodist minister as principal.” As a result, the Rev George Terry became the first principal of the Bahamas Wesleyan Propriety Institution in January, 1871. Sixteen years later the foundation stone of Victoria Hall was laid on property acquired between Frederick and Charlotte Streets adjacent to Trinity Church. On January 13, 1890, the new school opened under the name Queen’s College. It remained downtown until the early 1960s when it moved to its present site off Village Road. 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July 1, 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 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:30 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 13 Jun 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 Ft. Laud... 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 13, JULY 15th, 2006 High School Seniors Move OnStudents End One Stage to Move to Next Stage Junkanoo Festival Featured Independence Theme By Samantha V. Evans Students in government schools all over the Bahamas ended the 2005-2006 school year recently. After working hard, competing academically, culturally and in sports, and learning new skills this school year, students were required to sit end of year exams over the week of June 19th-23rd to determine whether they mastered the lessons taught. Whether they sat exams for mathematics or computer science, students are aware that they must master the year’s work in order to be promoted to the next level. Gone are the days when students can look forward to being promoted whether they learnt everything or nothing. The Ministry of Education has made it clear that in order for The Bahamas to compete effectively in the global economy, it is necessary for them to produce literate and numerate Bahamian children who are competent to move successfully through the educational system and then into the world of work. It is our hope that with this new trend of thought in mind that the national grade will soon improve from a “D” to at least a “C”. Then and only then can we truly say that we can compete with the best of the best the world has to offer. Valedictorians Are NamedSt. Francis Graduates Assemble 64 Graduate from Abaco Central The valedictorian of Forest Heights Academy, Brittany Benjamin, is shown with her father, Pastor Derek Benjamin, key note speaker at the graduation. St. Francis de Sales School held it graduation on June 12 at the St. Francis de Sales Church. Sixteen students received their diplomas. Valedictorian was Eden McIntosh and Salutatorian was Barry McKenzie. The Principal’s Award went to Lisa Kemp. See story on page 22 Salutatorian Nickesia Jones, left, and valedictorian D’Andra Johnson of Abaco Central High School are pleased that their school days are completed. By Samantha V. Evans New Vision Ministries was overflowing with people on June 19th as 64 grade twelve students of Abaco Central High School took their last walk before receiving their high school diploma. Principal Euthal Green said he was proud to see more positive reports in the news and the almost none existence of fights at the school. In fact, there had not been any reports of fights for months. This is commendable and a great accomplishment. He told the graduates to be better than the average person. If they want something bad enough, they have to be prepared to sacrifice something for it. Samantha Pinder, Head Girl, and Jude Please see Forest Heights Page 10 Please see Abaco Central Page 10 By Portia Jonsson Family, friends and well-wishers packed New Visions Ministries to share with and congratulate 24 graduates of Forest Heights Academy during their commencement exercise on June 14th. Principal Paul Vernall asked the class of 2006 how they understood a good life? He told them if they think the good life is filled with money and materialism then they have painted themselves inside a box and a life of frustration. He advised them that their education has given them adequate ammunition against this addiction. Competence, he said, is not a gift but an achievement. The committed person is a happy person. Pastor Derek Benjamin, keynote speaker, told the graduates that they are at a crossroad in their lives. Some of them are crys-


Page 2 B The Abaconian July 1, 2006 www.grahamrealestate.comEkali by The SeaVilla San Paulo is a spacious, beautiful, 3 bed, 2 bath villa resembling a Swiss chalet. It also features wide, covered decks which are ideal for entertaining just 20ft from the sea. Only a step away from the villa is a beautiful 27ft swimming pool edging the sea with a cabana at one end which affords spectacular views to those relaxing within. Under contract. The Main House on 2 levels is Ekali a beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath house that has a rich English flair. The Guest Quarters are on the ground level & boast another 2 bed, 2 bath with full kitchen, open dining & sitting room. Just outside the lovely French doors on the sea side is a spacious deck. The existing 60ft dock is included with this property. $1,600,000 Set back on a hill Kashmir House is a unique home that offers a view of the ocean from every room as well as magnificent views of the nearby English gardens. This very attractive, well built home sits at the center of the estate and is constructed with aluminum & hurricane proof glass. This home is spacious & can accommodate a very large family. $1,100,000 Alcantara I & Alcantara II are 2 identical 4 bed, 4 bath homes, built using the best craftsmanship. Alcantara I & II sit on very high, solid concrete bases hence they stand above all the other cottages, overlooking the entire estate with an excellent view of the Bay of Abaco from the wrap around porch. Just below these 2 homes sit a large, spacious 35ft. pool. $1,400,000 Ekali by The Seas a magnificent commercial property consisting of 5 upscale villas & 1 cozy cottage. Ekali lies in a lush tropical setting with beautifully landscaped gardens on the Sea of Abaco which offers breathtaking views of the ocean during the day and unimaginable evening sunsets. Now you can be a part of this idyllic community by the sea. Choose from one of these unique existing homes. Call Patti Love at Graham Real Estate today to find out more about this exciting investment opportunity!NOW SUBDIVIDED INTO AN OCEANFRONT COMMUNITY WITH EXISTING HOMES FOR SALEPatti LoveOffice: (242) 366-0601 Cell: (242) 554-9429 Fax: (242) 366-0602Regional Offices: Nassau (242) 356-5030 € Eleuthera (242) 335-5464Email: patti@grahamrealestate.comEkali by The Sea Showing Integrity Every Day By Rebecca Burg The 31st annual Regatta Time in Abaco will take place between July 3-11. This event draws more than just sailors. Many come to Abaco for the great social events that are planned each night. The Regatta begins with skippers, crews, visitors and locals assembling on uninhabited Fiddle Cay that has taken on a party atmosphere. This year’s Cheeseburger in Paradise party takes place at mid-day on July 3rd and it’s a congenial way to kick off Regatta Time in Abaco. Uncountable boats cluster beyond the roped-off areas of sandy beach. People swap sailing stories and enjoy cold drinks while the tide gently laps at their ankles. The efforts and generosity of Bobb Henderson and his volunteers make this unique tradition possible. (Bobb, a colorful island character and a pilot, is the creative mind behind Stranded Naked Swimwear.) Later that afternoon, sailors gradually filter toward nearby Green Turtle Cay for the Regatta skippers’ meeting held at Settlement Point. The first race, July 4th, starts near Green Turtle Cay. Participants range from laidback cruisers who come for the Regatta’s exotic and friendly atmosphere to the serious entries who spend lots of time on the racing circuit. Grouped according to rating, all fleets see close competition. Even the most laid back Mother Tubber usually can’t resist being drawn into a challenge from a sister vessel. That afternoon’s awards party at Green Turtle’s Settlement Point tops off the Regatta’s first day. With gift shops, grocery stores, gourmet island eateries, hardware stores and a museum, the settlement is a pleasure to explore. On July 5th, a lay day allows sailors to recover from the previous day’s excitement, do some more sightseeing and sail the boat to Great Guana Cay. Sink your bare toes into Treasure Cay’s world famous beach across the way or join fellow racers at the Blue Water Grill’s afternoon party on Guana. This long, slender island offers an excellent opportunity to walk off all those party refreshments. There’s a pristine 5-1/ 2 mile beach and palm tree lined pathways. “Pool rules...No splashing...No diving...No bathing suits after 10 p.m.” reads a tongue-in-cheek sign at Sunset Grill’s blue swimming pool. July 6th brings more racing action, the battlefield near Great Guana. By now, a pecking order is noticeable. Before the starting signal, boats strut and flex their sails in front of their closest competitors, hoping to settle the score. After the lively sailing, some rivals are buying each other drinks at the day’s end Regatta party at Nippers. No wonder Nipper, the swarthy, gold-toothed pirate, is grinning. For the lay day on July 7th, crews get to relax and meander southward on an easy reach to Man-O-War Cay. Refuel, find groceries and marine parts in this small and peaceful settlement. The pace is tranquil and friendly locals nod or smile as you pass them along walkways surrounded by well manicured tropical blooms. Here is the center of quality ship building and the birth place of the highly sought after Albury Brothers boats. Walk to the southeast side of the settlement and you’ll pass a tiny, lovingly Please see Regatta Page 4 Regatta Time in Abaco Draws Sailors Regatta Time in Abaco has been attracting sailors to Abaco for over 31 years. They come for the sailing as well as for the social events that are organized every night. The five races are held off five different towns, giving the visitors a chance to see several areas of Abaco. The Abaco Rage, a Bahamian work boat, competes every year in Regatta Time in Abaco and usually wins several trophies. The American sailors enjoy seeing the novel pry used for ballast and the other characteristics typical of Bahamian work boats. Almost 2,000 pounds of ballast is strategically placed on the starboard side.


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 B MARSH HARBOUR #3100 W W W W W aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront Ten acre pennisula perfect for a marina or small development. Deep water with a dredged canal. $2,500, 242.367.5046 TILLOO CAY #2723 “Tilloo Dream” W W W W W aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront on the Sea of Abaco 1 bed 1 bath cottage, 1 1/3 acre of land, access to the Atlantic, shared dock. $597, 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #2516 “Crosswinds” Sea Sea Sea Sea Sea Views Views Views Views Views 4 bed 3 bath 2,800 sq.ft. furni shed family home with apartment, central A/C, generator, fresh water well. $820, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3071Canalfront Canalfront Canalfront Canalfront Canalfront lot on the northern side of Galleon Bay Drive overlooking Carleton Point Development. $310, 242.477.5821 MARSH HARBOUR #2818 “Harbour House” Harbourfront Harbourfront Harbourfront Harbourfront Harbourfront 2 acres, 200’+ of protected deep water. 2800 sq.ft 4 bed, 3.5 bath home, and screened-in porch. $2,298, 242.366.0163 TREASURE CAY #1660 “Serenity House” Beachfront Estate Beachfront Estate Beachfront Estate Beachfront Estate Beachfront Estate 290 ft of sandy be ach, modern 2storey, 4 bed 4.5 bath 5,600 sq.ft home on 2 expansive lots. $4,900, 242.477.5821 NORTH OF TREASURE CAY #2115 “Hilltop Estates” W W W W W aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront 3 bed 2 bath home plus cottage, 60 ft above sea level, 6 acres with hundreds of fruits trees. $650, 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. $1,200, 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #2887 “Seagrapes” Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront residence, professionally decorated 3 bed, 3.5 bath home enclosed beautifully landscaped property. $3,500, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3079W W W W W aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront pr ime development. 4 acres, 4 /2bed 2 bath cottages, pool. Potential as a marina /fishing lodge. $640, 242.477.5821 SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817 “Parrot Point” W W W W W aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront unique 4.96 acres, private marina, 2 bed 2 bath plus 1 bed 1 bath cottage. Electricity from mainland. $3,500, 242.362.4211 TREASURE CAY #2934 “Sandy Shores” Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront w ell-kept 3 bed, 2.5 bath home, elevator, panoramic views, spacious verandahs with serene ambience. $1,700, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3076 “Beach Villa 715” Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront cozy 2 bed, 2 bath villa Magnificent beach, marina, golf and tennis nearby. Great vacation home or rental. $440, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #2841 “Caribe” P P P P P erf erf erf erf erf ect location. ect location. ect location. ect location. ect location. 3 bed 2 bath home with a spacious master bedroom steps from gorgeous Treasure Cay beach $215, 242.477.5821 TILLOO CAY #2724 “Hunkaloo” Sea to Sea Sea to Sea Sea to Sea Sea to Sea Sea to Sea with dock on the Sea of Abaco with a 2 bed 2 bath home plus guest cottage on 2+ acres. $995, 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #3073 “My Island Retreat” Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront Beachfront 4 bed, 3 bath retreat, cathedral ceilings, wrap-around screened-in verandahs. Great views, great price. $1,300, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3032 “Home Sweet Home” Spacious 2 bed 2 bath home with family room, fully furnished with A/C. Plus additional vacant lot $350, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3028 “Ruby’s Love” Comf Comf Comf Comf Comf or or or or or tab tab tab tab tab le le le le le 3 bed 2 bath 1600 sq.ft home, converted garage close to the beach, needs TLC, furnished. $205, 242.477.5821 Stan Sawyer c 242.477.5821 Laurie Schreiner t 242.367.5046 Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 Jane Patterson t 242.366.056907-1-06GREEN 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. B B B B B AHAMA C AHAMA C AHAMA C AHAMA C AHAMA C OR OR OR OR OR AL ISL AL ISL AL ISL AL ISL AL ISL AND AND AND AND AND Lot 58, Block 11, Subdivision 1. #3351 $24,000.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. TREASURE CAY #3070 “Tranquility” V V V V V er er er er er y clean y clean y clean y clean y clean CBS 3 bed, 3bath with central A/C in a peaceful neighborhood. Mature fruit trees in backyard. $235, 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, A, A, A, A, P P P P P ag ag ag ag ag e 3 e 3 e 3 e 3 e 3 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3164 “Lot 20” W W W W W aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront aterfront with rocky shoreline but sandy bottom for great swimming. Good water depth. Beautiful Sunsets. $365, 242.367.5046


Page 4 B The Abaconian July 1, 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 Lot in Section I Price $41,000 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 Nowon Sale! AT ABACO LOCATIONSWith great features and photos on Abacos € Lifestyles € Environment € History € Wildlife € Activities € Artisans € Resorts Or subscribe and receive AbacoLifeat home4 issues … $15, 8 issues … $25 (includes free map!) Name__________________________________________________________ Address__________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip__________________________________________Rates apply to U.S. and Bahamas. Send check or money order in U.S. or Bahamian payable to: Abaco Life, P. O. Box 37487, Raleigh, NC 27627, USA maintained cemetery and bump into the beach. On the northeast end of town, past the boatyard, is the Sail Shop with mustsee canvas creations. July 8th sees the third race in the series near Man-O-War Cay and an afternoon party at nearby Marsh Harbour’s Snappas where awards for races #2 and #3 are presented. Live music energizes the crowd. A lay day on July 9th gives crews a chance to explore what’s known as the Hub of Abaco. Elbow Cay, Marsh Harbour and Man-O-War are all within short distance by local ferry or by your own boat. An afternoon party at Curly Tails in Marsh Harbour concludes the day’s relaxed schedule. On July 10th racers hoist their sails for the Hope Town race. Due to the Regatta’s carefully calculated scoring system, Mother Tub competitors who’d just missed the top ranks have an increased chance to tip the scales. Many trophies are awarded through the series and traditionally, these are eye-catching works of fine art by the renowned local bronze sculptor Pete Johnston. His creative headquarters is the fun and funky Pete’s Pub and Gallery at Little Harbour. While there’s still some energy left after racing, crews convene on Elbow Cay, Hope Town, at the RegattaFrom Page 2 Hope Town Harbour Lodge party. Hope Town’s settlement is a must to explore. Stretching those sea legs, a leisurely walk under the shade of tropical greenery will whisk you into another time period. Historic homes, the candy cane striped lighthouse, a museum, cozy shops and a glittering sand beach are just a few of the delights to be savored. The popular lighthouse, built in 1863, still uses a kerosene-fueled light and it is one of only three such working landmarks in the world. Visitors are welcome to tour this beloved monument. Nearby and across the water, the island of Lubber’s Quarters and exotic Tahiti Beach on the south end of Elbow Cay just can’t be visited without a camera. That night, watch for the fireworks as Bahamians proudly celebrate their Independence Day, the festive atmosphere providing yet another social opportunity for visitors. July 11th is the final race in the series and there is a grand awards ceremony at Snappas, a relaxed waterfront bar and restaurant in Marsh Harbour. Sailors usually stay a brief time after the race just to explore the areas missed during the Regatta. Shopping centers, marinas, eateries, grocery store, a coffee-internet shop, pharmacies and resorts are just some of the offerings that Marsh Harbour has. Americans exploring by foot or by bike have to remember that locals drive on the “wrong” side of the road. Immersed One of our regular sailors is Peter Christie from Nassau who enjoys the competition and challenges of the races. He is receiving a trophy here two years ago. The trophies are bronze sculptures on a mahogany plaque created by Pete Johnston of Johnston Studios. in the balmy, tropical ambiance and operating on island time, it’s easy to forget. Weather permitting, there’s adventure to be had. The easy pace of the Out Islands and the active buzz of Marsh Harbour offer a variety of unique experiences and things to see and do. For the sailor who’s ready to race and take a much needed vacation, the Regatta Time In Abaco offers an ideal combination of cruiser-friendly activity. The magnificent tropical seascapes and the rich Bahamian culture just may cause them to forget the “real world” for while. Peas n’ rice, powdery sand beaches, fresh conch salad, rustling coconut palms, cold Kalik and Junkanoo are part of reality now. The memories made during Regatta days will last a lifetime. Sailors Will Race off Five Towns After each race and on lay days, the sailors along with many landlubbers congregate for parties. Since the Regatta is a family-oriented event, wives, children, and young people are all part of the crowd. Here the dinghies are lined up while the people are enjoying the town; in this case it is Green Turtle Cay in 2004.


July 1, 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 BAHAMA PALM SHORESGreat starter home still under construction. One bed, 1 bath located in a quiet area. #13415Price: $85,000 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 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 01 Jul y 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: $850,000 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 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 LITTLE HARBOURTwo bedroom, 2 bath overlooking the harbour and channel entrance of Little Harbour. Walking distance to beaches & fishing. #13494 Price: $870,000 WATCHING BAYNew development near Cherokee Sound and Winding Bay. Ocean access with all lots, utilities available. #13231 Price: $45,000


Page 6 B The Abaconian July 1, 2006 is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida.has opened it’s new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge and many other five star services. We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. 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The fund raiser will be held in the form of a Beach Picnic on July 10th at the beach before the security checkpoint. The committee is once again seeking your support to help make the upcoming festival a success. The Summer Festival and Power Boat Races will be held July 21st-23rd at the All Abaco Regatta Village site in Treasure Cay.Austin Mills Is HonoredBy Vernique Russell During the week of Teacher’s Appreciation the teachers at the Fox Town Primary honored Principal Austin Mills for 40 years of dedicated services to the education community. Mr. Mills has served as Principal at the primary school in Fox Town for 13 years and has taught at different locations for 40 years. The Appreciation Luncheon was mainly to “give him, his roses while he is alive” says Mrs. Thomas, Vice Principal at the school. Mr. Mills is well known for his comedians acts and skits at cultural events, especially during the Little Abaco Homecoming. As an educator, he has touched many lives and left footprints on many hearts. Congratulations Mr. Mills! Keep up the good work, your labor is surely not in vain.Congratulations, Alize SwainBy Vernique Russell The youngest person in the neighborhood of Dormy Villas is moving up in her education journey. She recently received awards of excellence from the Early Learning Academy (preschool) in Murphy Town for academics performance. Congratulations, Alize, and continue to strive for the best. Remember the sky is the limit and you can do anything if you try.Death Visits Treasure CayBy Vernique Russell On the afternoon of June 21 many hearts were saddened by the passing of time to eternity of Elder Moxey Williams. Elder Williams was the founder and owner of Great Abaco Nursery. Elder Williams is also a founding member of the Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay. For quite a while he has been in a comma and on Wednesday God called him home to rest in peace. He kept the faith and fought a good fight a crown of righteousness was laid up for him in glory. Footprints are engraved in the hearts of: his wife Sybil Williams; children Peter and Claudia Williams, Steven and Shavonne Williams, Leo Williams, Abraham Williams, Nathaniel and Michelle Williams, Morya and Elva Williams, Patricia and Monique Williams, Clarice Wildgoose, Rosie Forbes, and Ambrose and Ruby Thompson; grandchildren; great-grand children; and a host of other relatives and friends. May God’s grace strengthen you in your time of bereavement and weakness, knowing that the victory is won. He is absent from his mortal body but present with the Lord. North Abaco News Police Held Town MeetingBy Vernique Russell The Royal Bahamas Police Force Abaco District held a town meeting in Cooper’s Town on June 14th at the Sherlin Bootle High School. The town meeting took place in the form of a forum, and it was to gather concerns from residents and strategize together a plan to restore North Abaco back to safety, security and tranquility. ASP Wayne Miller, Abaco’s police chief, in his address declared that the northern communities, especially Cooper’s Town, are a haven for drug trafficking. He along with his team is requesting community help in cracking down on these criminals. It was brought to light that teenagers are being used to distribute illegal drugs. ASP Miller informed the audience that when good people stay silent, evil will prevail, encouraging them to be their brother’s keeper. Another issue that he spoke on was child molestation that is on the increase in North Abaco. Those in attendance were assured that with their help and the manpower of the Police Force Abaco District, persons found guilty will be prosecuted to the full Please see North Page 8 Alize Swain Austin Mills


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 B Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660Showing Integrity Every DayOnly minutes from Marsh Harbour & Elbow Cay, there are two 80 x 125 choice lots available. Identical in size & price, both lots can boast picturesque sunsets, & views of the Sea of Abaco. There is soon to be dockage close by. Roads are in great condition, & this desirable location is walking distance from the local restaurant. Tahiti Beach is a skiff ride across. Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters #2200 & #2201 $70,0002 lots available each lot priced atNEW LISTING!Ekali lies in a lush tropical setting on the Sea of Abaco which offers breathtaking views of the ocean. Now you can be a part of this idyllic community by the sea. There are 6 available,1/2 Acre lots w/ own dock slip. All of these lovely homesites come with full access to the facilities of Ekali Estates. This includes, magnificent oceanfront, own dock slip in brand new marina, lush landscaped grounds and pool. Incredible hilltop home named for the ancient Tamarind tree that stands proudly surrounded by the breezey wraparound verandah. Beautiful, fully furnished 2 bed 2 bath home with one bedroom apartment and one acre of land in very private Lucayos Subdivision. Awesome view of the Sea of Abaco. Community dock steps away. #2175 $1,200,000Tamarind Hill White Sound Casuarina PointEXCLUSIVE LISTINGS Ocean View Cottage Lubbers Quarters #1926 $518,000Ocean view Cottage is a one of a kind tree house secluded in Lubbers Quarters Cay. On the side of Ocean view Cottage is a hill that is 50ft above sea-level. The living room w/ hardwood floors & 6 French doors which open onto a screened porch is on the main floor. The porch wraps around on 3 sides w/ an enticing view from every door to window. This charming cottage is a must see! Sits on a double lot with over 150' canal frontage. Hardy panel exterior, concrete base, Very well constructed. The interior needs to be completed to new the owners specifications. 10ft ceilings, large walk-in master closet. Decking out back, very private. 1 floor, no garage. brand new, never lived in. This is the "Bone Fishing Capital" of Abaco #2226 $462,000Beautiful home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Private dock permit already approved. Ideal family hideaway w/ private water access. 2 of the 4 beds have private quarters & baths. Ideal for entertaining, there is a bar set into the living room & a cosy fireplace to enjoy on those cooler tropical evenings. Wraparound decks are the perfect spot to enjoy the ocean view. West Wind Buttonwood #1852 $1,200,00014 +/acres. 330 feet of secluded beach front, 70 ft elevations, fruit trees, lush landscaping, small cottage with separate "snore box", a stones throw away from the world famous "Abaco Club". Winding roads throughout the property. Little Harbour 2 miles to the north. A developers paradise. #1955 $7,500,000Little Harbour Winding BayCall for an appointment today. To view all of our Bahamas Listings go to Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0100 Cell: (242) 357-6819 Fax: (242) 367-0099 june@grahamrealestate.comJune E. Russell, BRIHope Town (242) 366-0601 Cell: (242) 554-9429 Fax: (242) 366-0602 patti@grahamrealestate.comPatti Love, Realtor Kashmir House is a unique home that offers a view of the ocean from every room as well as magnificent views of the nearby English gardens. This 1 storey, 3 bed, 2 bath very attractive, well built home is constructed w/ aluminum & hurricane proof glass. This home is spacious & can accommodate a very large family. The kitchen is ideal for entertaining, w/ lovely breakfast area. Kashmir HouseEkali by The Sea, Hope Town#1929 $1,100,000Breathtaking views await you once you are standing upon this lovely 10,000 square foot hill top property in Long Beach. Lot # 370 is a corner lot with great elevation and views of the open Atlantic Ocean. Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood about 30 minutes south of Marsh Harbour with quality neighbours to entertain once you build your dream home. Long Beach #2205 $75,500 Ekali by The Shore Hope Town #1927 $310,000


Page 8 B The Abaconian July 1, 2006 Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081 Aisle of Palm Realty Brent Cartwright web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comPlease call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco Email: web site: Maria Silvester 1218 NEW EXCLUSIVE Two story home in Bahama Palm Shores offering two beds along with detached one bedroom guest cottage. $355,000 1216 NEW EXCLUSIVE 3/2 home upstairs with 2/1 and 1/1 apartments downstairs. All units fully and tastefully furnished. A must see!! Call for more info. Yellowwood hillside 1208 Hillside lot with great views of Cherokee and the mainland beaches and ocean looking south and views of Winding Bay.1226 Royal Harbour waterfront Ideal protected dockage in Marsh Harbour. Close to town, all underground utilities. 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 ARAWAK AGENCYC U S T O M S B R O K E R S Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Freight Forwarding Transportation & Logistics Services Ship AgenciesFor More Information:Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasVisit our office on Front Street One Call Does It AllŽ Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas extend of the law. Mr. Miller spoke on the use of the internet among children and parental awareness. He advised parents to be “nosy,” and “know who their children are talking to,” and not to leave computers in their children’s rooms. He informed that the internet is used as a powerful tool for mischief by kids, especially during the summer months as there is a lot of idle time on the kid’s hands. He encouraged parents to get their children involve in programs to utilize their time. He suggested starting a band that would be an excellent venue to utilize time. He said that they cannot sit and wait on government but they must take responsibility as a community for the well being of our nation’s future. The Police Force has begun a new era in policing; gone are the days when police thought they knew everything. Instead polices officials are creating a partnership with members of the community for more productive and effective policing. Residents in attendance all agreed that with the new era persons will not be reluctant to release information to police as there will be more confidence and trust. The meeting was well attended by residents in the North and the participation of the residents was exceptionally good. Residents commended the Police Force for the excellent job it is doing and vowed to assist in any way. Other matters of concern from resident ranged from speed bumps in communities, street lights in communities and child welfare among others. On hand was Mr. Steven Pedican, Chief Councillor for North Abaco, who was able to address some of the issues. Others will be looked into as soon as possible. More than 90 persons filled the library and others stood outside. Other police and government officials include Inspector Ferguson, Inspector Barr, Mr. Donald Cash, Administrator for North Abaco, Cpl. Cash, Officer in Charge of Cooper’s Town, Woman Cpl. Johnson, Officer in Charge of Fox Town, North Abaco District, and other local government and religious officials. The Royal Bahamas Police Force is recruitingfor new officers; interested persons are asked to contact ASP Miller at the Marsh Harbour Police Station for further information.Invasion of the ToadsBy Vernique Russell On the June 13at while carrying out her daily gardening routine, Mrs. Theresa Murray of Treasure Cay was paid a special visit by a foot-long frog or toad. After her discovery she called her assistant gardener Tony to take a look at this strange type of frog. She exclaimed, “This is the biggest frog I have ever seen,” and admitted she thought it was another animal. The news spread through Dormy Villas very quickly bringing neighbors to the Murray’s residence to get a glimpse of this creature. The frog was killed and then taken to Environmental Health for further evaluation. Since the capture of that frog or toad, other persons in the community have shared sightings of these creatures. Members of the community are advised to contact Mr. David Knowles at Department of Agriculture to report their experiences so a thorough investigation can be carried out in the area. It is More North Abaco News NorthFrom Page 6 believed that the frogs came in with shipments of plants or they were brought in by tourists as pets and got away. Keep your eyes open. Who knows where the next one is? Ed Note: It is believed that it is perhaps a buffo toad sometiems called a cane toad that is found in Florida. It can grow to 10 inches and five pounds but cannot jump. Its poison is quite toxic for other animals, particularly dogs and can even cause a dog’s death. It is considered a highly invasive species. This is a buffo or cane toad which we believe is the same as the toad recenly seen in Treasure Cay. Anyone finding one should notify David Knowles, Abaco’s agriculture officer. His phone number is 367-2240. By Samantha V. Evans Sister Wendy Sands and her husband took a large contingent of dancers from Trumpet Assembly of God in Dundas Town to perform during the climax of Youth Fest held at the Abaco Youth Ministries in Dundas Town on June 11th. The group of approximately 30 performers danced to two songs. Sister Wendy stated that this is the season for the youth and any of them that believe it needs to claim it. Youth is not only referring to the young but to those who are young at heart. She said that for too long all we have heard about the youth are negative things but there are many of them who are making a positive difference in their church, school and the community. It is up to all others to nurture them and help them walk into their season. Sister Wendy kicked off her shoes and took center stage with the dancers. Pastor Emmitt Archer thanked Sister Wendy and the team for helping them to climax their first Youth Fest. Trumpet Assembly Performs at Youth Fest


July 1, 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  Lubbers -lot comprises 10,094 sq.ft and is one lot in from the Sea of Abaco. $110,000.00  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 July 1st, 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 . .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. $995,000.00-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 -#5742This beachfront lot comprises 83,842sq.ft-200’ stretches across a powder white sand beach. Electricity in place. $550,000.00-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 NEW LISTING Galleon Bay, Treasure Cay #5701-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 the prestigious Pelican Shores area, 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 lee@coldwellbankerbahamas.com0 100 Years. Millions of Dreams.Find Yours Here New Exclusive ListingsYellowwood CreekLot 19K -1.470 acre parcel, runs approx. 365’ on the Atlantic rocky shoreline. -$399,000 Lot 19L and 19M -both lots comprise 1.171 acres and feature stunning views of the Atlantic.-$299,000 each All three of these lots boasts great elevations. Yellowwood is a few minutes away from Cherokee Sound, Little Harbour and Winding Bay.-Call Mailin 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! $195,000-Call Mailin .REDUCED


Page 10 B The Abaconian July 1, 2006 tal clear about what they are going to do while some are not sure. He advised that no matter what they did, they will have life’s common obstacles. Pastor Benjamin shared four points for them to remember. First, they will all experience failure but they must not fear it. The right response to it will make them stronger. The wrong response to it will make them cowards. Second, they will experience success but they must not let it spoil them. Many people think success will bring them everything, he advised, but success is not what you have but who you are. Third, they will all face change, and they should accept it. Last, each of them will need to discover his purpose. The Class of 2006 Valedictorian and Salutatorian were Brittany Benjamin and Corenthea Johnson respectively. Other graduates were Dana Albury, Donna Albury, Tony Armstrong, Bonnie Brandt, Adam Cash, Jumenia Davis, Omarh Dawkins, Matthew Duggan, Stuart Lowe, Terrance Lowe, Andrea McIntosh, Megan Mills, Tonya Patterson, Celisha Russell, Cassie Sands, Jessica Sands, Brandon Sawyer, Krystenique Smith, Joel Sweeting, LeeAndra Thompson, Jordan Wells and Nyika Wilmore. Abaco Print Shop Abaco Shopping Centre Monday Friday 9am 5pm Ph: (242) 367-3202 Fax: (242) 367-3201Key Rings, Pens, MugsPlastic Business CardsAdvertising Magnetic Labels P P P P P ersonalized with Your ersonalized with Your ersonalized with Your ersonalized with Your ersonalized with Your Business Name Business Name Business Name Business Name Business Name T-Shirts, Caps, Mouse Pads Promotional Items! Come in and see our Catalogs! Forest HeightsFrom Page 1 Vilma, Head Boy, reflected on their time at Abaco Central. They are both proud to have served this school and are grateful for all that they learned while there. Samantha said that the knowledge learned will be with them where ever they go. School superintendent Rudolph Smith told them that in order to succeed they need to believe in self and to be committed and dedicated to whatever it is they want to succeed at. He told them to be careful how they conduct themselves, what they say and how they carry themselves. The guest speaker for the evening was Rev. Carla Culmer, who told the graduates that they are beginning a new phase of life which means that they are now more independent. Not only will their parents and teachers expect great things from them but so will society. She told the parents to speak positively of their children, pray for them and encourage them to discover their talents and to simply be the best they can. Accept them as they are and to not compare them to anyone else. She encouraged the teachers to hang in there. She knows their struggles because she is a former teacher. It is important that they continue to plant positive seeds in the students. The students may not understand what they are saying right away but one day the seed planted will take root. The theme chosen is fitting as life is a journey. All of them worked hard to get here. It is important that graduates decide what contribution they will make to the world. If they make good choices, they will have a productive life. Whatever profession chosen, they must ensure that they make a positive contribution. Do what they do well. She concluded by telling them never to let anyone limit them and to not be a people pleaser. It is important for them to stand out and make a difference. They must get rid of negative people, habits and way of life. Live each day well and tomorrow will be a better day. Build on the knowledge attained so they can make the world a better place. She said no matter what life brings, decide in their minds that they will succeed. Everyone has challenges so use them as stepping stones. The valedictorian was D’Andra Johnson, who told the class that they must be persistent in pursuit of excellence. The salutatorian was Nickesia Jones, who thanked all of her classmates for the great memories they created together and for making her Abaco CentralFrom Page 1 high school days so enjoyable. Parents are the first teachers for their children. Before they begin school, they are to train up their children in the way they are to go. Once they begin school, they have additional parents who come in the form of their teachers who mold and shape them for the world of work and teach them important life skills. The graduates honoured their parents and teachers in a very special way. Each of the graduates was given a trophy to present to a particular teacher. The trophy was presented to say “thank you” for their sacrifices all of the sacrifices they made over the years. Parents were each given a mug filled with sweets and other goodies. The students received their awards, speSchool News Please see School Page 11 It Pays to Advertise Abaco Central High School held a baccalaureate service on June 18 at the Dundas Town Church of God. Special speaker for the occasion was Bishop Anthony Campbell. These are some of the students who attended the service.


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 B 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: 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 cial gifts and high school diplomas. Twelve students made the honor roll and received the Outstanding Youth Award in Bahamian Schools. It was, indeed, a royal send off for Abaco Central High School class of 2006. We all wish them well.Abaco Central Baccalaureate ServiceBy Samantha V. Evans On June 18th senior students of Abaco Central High School gathered at Dundas Town Church of God to worship one last time before they go their separate ways. Parents, teachers and friends gathered to celebrate with them. Bishop Anthony Campbell delivered the message to the students. He gave them some solid advice to send them of into the world where life is different and more challenging. He told them that God will open doors for them if they put Him first. They should be proud that they made it this far he is surely proud of them. Bishop Campbell told the students to remember the following points as they leave the confines of school and enter the real world. Firstly, if you seek God, He will provide all of your needs. Next, true leadership cannot be born and exist without some sense of purpose. Thirdly, nurture great thoughts because if you don’t, you’ll never go higher than you think. If you dress sloppily, that’s as high as you’ll be. He encouraged the students to make a decision to put down the cell phone, cut off the land phone and study. Please see School Page 16 SchoolFrom Page 10 More School News Next, he stated that in order to succeed in life you must change your attitude. Attitude dictates your performance. When you have a bad attitude, you will stay at a low point in life. Mr. Campbell reminded them that attitude can be their best friend or worst enemy. Attitude tells us what we expect from life. Finally, he told the graduates that if they do not know where they are going, then any road will take them there. They must set their standards high. Remember that genuine integrity is not for sale. John Maxwell said that “integrity is a quality most needed to succeed in business and in life.” Bishop encouraged the young people to remember that ethical principles are not flexible. For the students going to work, he told them that he who knows what to do will always have a job but he knows why it is done will always be the boss. To the students going off to college, he said what lies before you or behind you are small things compared to what lies with you if you allow God to lead the way. Hence, seek God first and you will be just alright.Sherlin C. Bootle High School Commencement ExerciseBy Vernique Russell Proud parents, teachers, graduates and well wishers assembled at the Church of God Cathedral in Cooper’s Town on June 22nd to celebrate with the graduating class of Sherlin C. Bootle High School for their Commencement Exercise. Under the theme Dare to Dream graduates ended the journey of their high school career. This year the graduation ceremony was historic as it was the first time ever that young men dominated the first top five spots academically. This year’s graduating class graduated 80 percent of the students with diplomas and exceptional performances by the entire graduating class educational, socially and morally. The audience was not disappointed but indeed felt very entertained, excited and proud to share with the graduates their moment in time. The graduating students performed a dance. The class song Dare to Dream was written by students under the guidance of Mr. Cooper, music teacher at the school. During his address, Mr. Lesile Rolle, Principal, admonished the graduates to always put God first wherever they may go. He boasted of the programs that are now offered at the school. This year some 30 programs were offered where students were privileged to chose nine. He informed the audience that hopefully when students return in September, they will be returning to newly renovated buildings. In fact, the work has already started. The guest speaker for the evening was Mr. Jack Thompson, Controller of Road Traffic, who brought hope to the hopeless and inspiration to the broken hearted and courage for the dreamers. Mr. Thompson gave the graduates three key points during his dynamic speech to help them make their dreams reality. Firstly, he advised them to always put God FIRST. Take character with them and maintain their standards. Have morals, a good reputation, integrity and character. Lastly, dream and work toward their dreams, not allowing anyone to discourage them. Just keeping working till that dream becomes reality.


Page 12 B The Abaconian July 1, 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 The Bahamas Billfish Championship has just completed another successful series of tournaments. This Championship is a series of five tournaments held during the spring and moving to various resorts. The series has taken place annually since its first season in 1973. All BBC tournaments are governed by a uniform set of rules. Anglers can fish any or all of the tournaments with cumulative points determining the overall Bahamas Billfish Champion. Each tournament has four days of fishing and encourages the anglers to catch and release the fish. The catch has to be verified by a digital photograph showing date and time. Each day the anglers are given a different colored ribbon which also has to be visible in the photograph. The first tournament, the Marsh Harbour Tournament, was held on April 17 to 22. The winner was Palawan. A total of 78 boats competed, catching 100 billfish. The second tournament was the Harbour Island Championship from April 30 to May 5. Boomer, a boat from Manchester, Massachusetts, was the winner of that leg of the Championship. A total of 56 boats caught 50 billfish. This year for the first time the tournament took the anglers to Emerald Bay on Exuma. There 38 boats fished, catching a total of 26 fish. The first place winner was Captain Gas The last two legs of the Championship were held on Abaco. The fourth was at the Treasure Cay Marina where 69 boats were registered. A total of 92 fish were caught. The winner of that tournament was once again Captain Gas. The Boat Harbour Championship at the Abaco Beach Resort is the culmination of the five tournament Bahamas Billfish Championship. Because of its critical nature in determining the overall Champion, the Boat Harbour Championship always draws a large field of top sportfishing teams. The 80 teams competing in the Boat Harbour Championship caught a BBC record of 129 billfish during the four days of fishing. The record catch was made up of 108 blue marlin, 19 white marlin and two sailfish. Time and date stamped digital images verify all catches, releases and species identification as presented by each team using affidavits signed by all aboard. The winner of this leg was Black Shadow. The overall winner of the BBC was Bodacious that caught a total of eight blue marlin and two white marlin. Rolex presented this year’s Rolex Grand Prize to the skipper overall winner of the series. The Grand Prize from Rolex is an expense paid trip to Queensland, Australia, to fish for black marlin on the Great Barrier Reef. In second place was Captain Gas and coming in third was Black Shadow. A total of 131 boats competed in the five legs catching in a total of 395 billfish. Of this number 235 were blue marlin, 149 white marlin and 11 sailfish. Throughout its history, the Championship has been a consistent supporter of billfish research. Biologists from the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Bahamas Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries have monitored the Championship as part of the recreational billfish tournament-sampling program. In 2000 the Steering Committee and the Championship instituted a Scholarship Program administered by the Lyford Cay Foundation to assist Bahamian students studying marine biology at the college level. The BBC Scholarship Fund, administered by the Lyford Cay Foundation, is supported by voluntary financial contributions from anglers, BBC sponsors and the Bahamian business com131 Boats Competed in Billfish Tournaments munity. Contributions to the BBC Scholarship Fund reached $65,000 this year. In a major move toward conservation of the species, the Bahamas Billfish Championship established size minimums for billfish that have significantly increased the number of billfish released during the series as well as increasing the overall average weights for boated fish. The Championship has steadily raised the points for released sailfish, white marlin and blue marlin. The change in the release points allows the Championship to call greater attention to the large number of billfish that are released during the series and the change in point structure makes it easier for the top release angler to win an individual tournament. Many well-planned changes have made the battle for the Championship title closely contested each season. Almost all the billfish caught during the five tournaments of the Bahamas Billfish Championship were released. Verification of the fish caught is by digital camera that records the date and time. The photo must show the fish well enough for the judges to see what kind of fish it is. This fish was caught and released by the sportsfishing boat Black Gold The BBC judges, Jennifer Dudas and Bartow Rainey, are studying the video of a fish being brought to a boat, checking the time and checking the identification that each fisherman was issued.


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 BWINDWARD 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 SOLDBy Samantha V. Evans Cpl. Remy Minnis, Coordinator of the Community Programs, and PC Kevin Ellis of the Urban Renewal Task Force Unit, conduct daily mobile and foot patrol of both the Mud and the Pigeon Pea communities and the surrounding areas. The team works closely with the residents in an effort to build a closer relationship between the police and the residents. The officers also patrol the areas of Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town in an effort to provide increased police presence in those areas for the prevention of crime. They adopted Abaco Central High School which Cpl. Minnis holds dear to him. They have worked closely with the security, faculty members and staff to ensure that law and order is maintained at the school. They worked closely with a group of male students on the grounds of the school on Saturdays where they engaged the students in drills, lectures and discipline exercises between 11 a.m. 2 p.m. The program had 17 male students from grades 7 to 11 and was an extension of the Behavior Modification program run at the school by the Guidance Counselor, Ms. Evans, that met on Thursday mornings. The officers then started a Mentoring Program in conjunction with the Guidance Counselor at Central Abaco Primary School, Mrs. Rosalie Stubbs, on Wednesdays. Thirty eight students (37 males and one female) were in the program as they showed disruptive behaviors and anger problems. They were from grades 3-6. During the last few months of school Cpl. Minnis of the Urban Renewal Department, Ms. Solomie Gibson of Social Services, Mrs. Sandy Edwards of the Ministry of Education and others held a panel discussion at Abaco Central High School on Incest/Child Abuse and Sexually Transmitted Diseases with students of grades 1012. Cpl. Minnis, in conjunction with the Department of Social Services and Min. Dion, National Youth Overseer, held a panel discussion at the Church of God in Treasure Cay on Child Abuse and Neglect. The officers along with boys from Abaco Central’s Boys Club cleaned the yard of two senior citizens, Mr. and Mrs. Davis of Dundas Town. This initiative will continue in the future. The officers will continue to work with schools, business houses and the general community in an effort to ensure them that the police officers only have their safety in mind at all times. Police Officers Impact Communities Hints for Helping Our EnvironmentFriends of the EnvironmentPresents• Compact fluorescent bulbs last as long as 13 regular bulbs and use 75 percent less energy • Shutting down your computer when not in use can save between $100 and $400 yearly in electricity. Remember to Buckle Up


Page 14 B The Abaconian July 1, 2006 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, $129,000SEASHORE 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 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 July, 2006New Price!


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 B YOUR FIRST CHOICE IN BAHAMIAN REAL ESTATE GUANA CAY TREASURE CAY BAHAMA PALM SHORES LYNYARD CAY GUANA CAY LEISURE LEE CROSSING ROCKS MURPHY TOWN BAHAMA PALM SHORES BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND SWEETINGS VILLAGE BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND BAHAMA PALM SHORES PELICAN SHORES#9934 SouthwindŽ. One of the first homes built on the lovely peninsula of Pelican Shores. Encompassing just under one acre of land, fronting on Duck Pond. Comprised of 2 bedroom/2 bath, den/library, open living and dining area and galley style kitchen. Included is a guest cottage, pool, enclosed 12Kw generator and dock. Apromising property with superior land value and great potential for the discerning, imaginative buyer. $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 July 1, 2006 Drill Rig Dock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOA BOA BOA BOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: www.drillrig.i8.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote, Well Done Drilling Services Specializing inWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: 350GPD to 200,000GPDExcavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles plantedTrenching: Trenching for underground utility services We serve all of Abaco including the caysCall us today for a free consultationMarsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Rich’s Boat Rentals “Abaco’s Best Rental Fleet” At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21’ Paramount $170 $475 $790 26’ Paramount $225 $675 $1100 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour Diamante Dental ClinicDr. J. Denise Archer D.D.S. Garnett Archer Mem. Blvd., Suite #6 P.O. Box AB 20579 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Website: (appointments can be made online) Tel: 242-367-4968 • Fax: 242-367-3001 Emergency 242-554-8327 Email: • Dr. Barry L. Russell July 28 of the Bahamas Orthodontic Center Orthodontics (Braces) • Dr. Kendal Major July 19 Periodontics (gum disease) Implants • Dr. J. Denise Archer Mondays Saturdays General Dentistry Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) available More School News The Valedictorian was Jamal Wells of Little Abaco, who expressed gratitude to his dad for believing in him and pushing him even when he thought he was too harsh. “I now see because of this I can stand here today,” he stated. The Salutatorian was Marcus Josue of Treasure Cay, who gave thanks to his parents and teachers, especially Mrs. Veronica Henderson, his sixth grade teacher at Treasure Cay Primary. Many students received awards of excellence and were rewarded for their hard work and efforts. Congratulations to you the graduates for all of your achievements. Continue to strive for excellence and may you embrace the world with courage and boldness. Take advantage of every opportunity and maximize your potentials. SchoolFrom Page 11Sixth Graders Bid FarewellBy Vernique Russell Under the theme Persevere Through Challenges the graduates of grade six at the Treasure Cay Primary School bid farewell to one chapter of their lives and prepared to start another. On June 20 the graduating ceremony for students of Treasure Cay Primary was held at the Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay. This year the school prepared and equipped 30 students for the next level on education’s highway. The program was very entertaining, educating, exciting, emotional and inspiring. A girl performed a choreographed dance to a song and the boys lit up the stage with a rendition of the Bahamian music legend Phil Stubbs’s song. During the Principal’s address Mrs. Myrtis Russell encouraged the students to continue to strive for excellence, informing them, “The road is your own, walk upon it.” She expressed her gratitude to Full Gospel Assembly and St. Simon by the Sea Anglican Church for opening their doors to them in time of need, facilitating them for the entire school year. She informed parents and well wishers that in September students will return to their newly renovated facilities. The guest speaker for the evening was Cpl. Remy Minnis, officer in charge of Urban Renewal and Community Policing, Marsh Harbour District. He informed them that “life is just beginning for them,” and advised them to “use their efforts wisely. It takes no effort to be nobody, but it takes a lot of effort to be somebody. Push hard,” he charged them, “and through it all persevere, stay away from negative people.” He reminded them that perseverance will bring about great success and achievements and their decisions affect people around them. In closing he told the graduates, “You are the future. Who will you be? Reach for the stars and stay focused! Where you come from is not important, it is where you are going. Persevere you must persevere.” The graduates persevered through many challenges as this year was not easy at all for them but they made it. The Valedictorian was Terry Hiliare and John Henderson was Salutatorian.Graphical Communication Students Will TrainBy Samantha V. Evans Seven of the 12 students in the grade 12 graphical communication (technical drawing) class at Abaco Central High School are scheduled to get job training at The Ministry of Work and Utilities in Nassau over the summer for a period of four to six Please see School Page 17 The top students of the sixth grade of Treasure Cay Primary School were Terry Hiliare and John Henderson. Seven twelfth grade students will be training with the Ministry of Works in Nassau this summer. They showed great promise and will assist Works staff in an apprentice program.


July 1, 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 Abaco AgentWell-situated waterfront home. Pleasant neighbourhood with other corporate families. 3 bedrooms,2 1/2baths, large living room, eat-in chefs kitchen, separate dining room plus family room and garage. Freshly painted, new appliances and completely refurbished. Privacy wall. References please. $3,250.00 monthBill Thorndycraft & Sandra EvansExecutive Homefor RentPhone: (242) 367-0365 Cell: (242) 357-6638 Abaco, Bahamaswww.AbacoAgent.comSandra Evans Real Estate Sales More School News weeks. The students made a trip to Nassau in October 2005 and impressed Minister Bradley Roberts so much that he promised those who wanted an opportunity to put what they have learned to practice, an opportunity to do so once they graduate and now they are on their way. The program is scheduled to begin in July and run until mid to the end of August. The students scheduled to take advantage of this great opportunity are O’Neal Charlton, Barron Swain, D’Ashron Arnette, Jerome Dean, Ashley Simms, Akeem Williams, and Achaz Davis. Their class teacher, Ms. SchoolFrom Page 16 Please see School Page 18 Deborah Deveaux, stated that these young men love the class and have done extremely well this year. They were so excited about the class in the Fall term that she wanted them to see professionals in action. Hence, the trip to Nassau was born. Since then, she has seen her students mature and take a keen interest in her field. She looks forward to all of them doing well in whatever field they chose but hopes to see some of them follow through and make Graphical Communication their career of choice.Zinnia Shares Her Carifta ExperienceBy Zinnia Miller On April 15-17 I represented the Bahamas in the CARIFTA Games held in Guadeloupe. There were 26 Caribbean nations and 22 events. I was the only person that made the team from the Out Islands. There were 25 students and nine coaches. Excitement and nervousness filled me as we competed in each event. My event was high jump. I competed to the best of my ability, but I did not place in the top three. Instead, I placed in the top eight out of 24 competitors. Other Bahamian male and female athletes competed in high jump, triple jump, 400 meters, 1500 etc. The only events we did not participate in were pole vaulting and the 5000 meters. The Bahamas made me so proud! Almost everyone placed first, second or third. The 200m runners, 4 x 400m runners and the 4 x 100m runners astounded me when they ran their races. They represented The Bahamas with courage. The Bahamas won 30 medals and placed second after Jamaica that won 62 medals. We were said to be the best CARIFTA team in 10 years! I am proud of our achievements. I would like to express my thanks to Mr. Gerald Wisdom, owner of Price Busters and coach of the Abaco Flyers Track Club. He was very instrumental in my reaching this point. The track club is in need of much financial support to assist with travel expenses and training gear. Our gratitude goes to Scotia Bank, Family Guardian, Colina/ Imperial, Bahamas Development Bank and others who have contributed.Long Bay Sixth Graders Cross Over to Junior SchoolBy Samantha V. Evans Nineteen grade six students of Long Bay School were celebrated, congratulated and ushered into the next phase of their education on June 19th at the school auditorium Zinnia Miller


Page 18 B The Abaconian July 1, 2006 July 3rd Skippers Meeting Cheeseburger in Paradise Party Fiddle Cay Noon Sponsored by Stranded Naked SkippersMeeting at Settlement Point GTC at 5pm July 4th Green Turtle Cay Race 1 Street Party at Settlement Point with Awards for GTC Race 1 Green Turtle Cay Party Sponsored by Bristol Wines & Spirits July 5th Lay Day Fleet Moves to Guana Party at Blue Water Grill Sponsored by Mount Gay Rum July 6th Guana Cay Race 2 Party at Nippers Restaurant Sponsored by Mount Gay Rum July 7th Lay Day Fleet moves to Central Abaco Party at Curly Tails Restaurant Sponsored by Corona Beer/Mount Gay July 8th Man-O-War Race 3 Party at Snappas Restaurant with Awards for Race 2 & 3 Sponsored by Mount Gay Rum July 9th Lay Day SUNDAY July 10th Hope Town Race 4 Party at Hope Town Harbour Lodge Sponsored by Mount Gay Rum July 11th Marsh Harbour Race Awards for Race 4 & 5 Final Awards Party at Snappas Restaurant Sponsored by Mount Gay RumALLPARTIES START AT 6PMMake your plans to join us for a week of racing and cruising in the islands of Abaco in the Bahamas... bring your family.... bring your friends... bring your racing crews. J u l y 3 3 -1 1 1 R R A C E S S C H E D U L EFor additional information call Dave Ralph 367-2677 Ruth Saunders 367-3202 Ministry of Tourism 367-30673 Race Fleets to accommodate every sailor PHRH Fleet lLight to medium displacement RTIAFleet lHeavier displacement w/PHRF rating Mother Tub Fleet for Cruising Boats (Assigned ratings)Multi Hull Fleet Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Treasure Cay Resort & Marina, Continental Connection, Burns House with Mount Gay Rum & Corona Beer, Yellow Air Taxi, Bluff House Yacht Club, Bristol Wines & Spirits under the theme Carrying the Torch of Perseverance on the Road to Success The guest speaker for the evening was Dr. Althea McMillian, who told the students that they have completed the first leg of their lives and for some the second if they graduated from kindergarten. This is a very exciting time for them. She had an opportunity to speak with the valedictorian who stated confidently that she wants to become a surgeon. God has given each of them at least one gift. Therefore, they can achieve anything if they believe and persevere. She encouraged them to dream big and sail on. The principal, Mrs. Jacqueline Collie, stated that many of these students have been at Long Bay since grade one. It has been nine years since the school opened its doors and they are very grateful to God for reaching this year. This year has been challenging and rewarding. Both the graduates and the staff learned the value of perseverance. She told them that this group of students is very ambitious. They want to be pilots, pediatricians, ophthalmologists but no teachers. They are all good career choices once they stick with them. They should always stand up for what is right and to be people of integrity. She told the parents to continue to encourage and support them as they move to high school where the real work begins. Special tributes were paid to parents and teachers by Leslie Thompson and Natalie Pritchard. Gifts were also presented. The valedictorian for the grade six graduating class was Damara McIntosh.Abaco Central High PromBy Portia Jonsson A prom is one of the most memorable nights of a high school graduate’s life. It is a special night for them to spend with friends and their dates. The songs, decorations and atmosphere will always serve as a remembrance of the happy and carefree days adolescence. Abaco Beach Resort was the beehive of excitement on June 16th as onlookers gathered outside its gate to get a glimpse of Abaco Central High School prom attendees. Guests arrived in brightly polished and decorated cars and were them transported to Below Decks by golf cart. The girls were dressed in beautiful ballroom-style gowns in every color and shade of the rainbow with upswept hairstyles, some complete with tiaras. Some of the young men wore tuxedos with tails while others chose handsome suits. Samantha Pinder was crowned prom queen and Akeem Williams walked away with the title of prom king.Field Trip to the Horse Preserve and Carleton PointBy Mirella Santillo What a better way to end the school year than with an out-of-town field trip? It happened for the students of Cyber Learning Center on June 15th as 16 of them, accompanied by three teachers and a couple of other adults, visited the will horses Carleton Point near Treasure Cay. Mrs. Glenda Knowles, owner of the Knowles Bus Service, showed up at the Cyber Learning Center’s new location near the airport round about and an excited group of youngsters piled up into the bus. It took a only a short time to reach the dirt road leading to the farm and as much from there to the horse preserve. As the horse farm is now completely fenced and gated with electric wire, it is also the home of a number of rescued dogs. The group was escorted to Mimi Rehor, who was waiting to take the students and their chaperons to the area where the horses were grazing. A trail through the forest amidst pine trees, poison wood trees, wild guavas and other native vegetation led to a large clearing. There were the five horses, four mares and a stallion, peacefully standing in a sea of emerald green tall grass. They barely stared at the visitors and went back to eatSchoolFrom Page 17 Please see School Page 19 More School News Damara McIntosh, valedictorian of the Long Bay School, is shown here with the guest speaker for the graduation, Dr. Althea McMillian. The graduating class of Abaco Central High held a prom at Abaco Beach Resort on June 16, allowing the students to dress for the occasion. The Head Boy, Jude Vilma, is shown here with his date and fellow classmates.


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 B Abaco Express Providing U.S. Mail and Parcel ServiceBetween West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour Call for Details 242-367-3450 • 561-689-1010 ing. The setting was idyllic and the children stared quietly, awed by the sight. Mimi explained that three more stallions were kept elsewhere and talked about the horses’ diet. Some students took photographs, some asked questions: Where did the horses come from? Why did they become wild? Did they eat poison wood which was quite abundant in their environment? Why were the other stallions not in the same area? Ms. Rehor answered all their questions, telling them about the origin of the horses which are believed to be Spanish, saying that the stallions would fight if they were kept toSchoolFrom Page 18 Please see School Page 20 More School News gether and explaining that the horses sometimes eat poison wood once it has burned and the poison has been destroyed by the fire. Soon it was time to return to the bus and proceed to the second part of the trip, a visit to Carleton Point. Reluctantly they turned around. Carleton Point is located on a rocky point on the shoreline just north of the Treasure Cay beach and is reached by a road just outside the entrance toe the resort. A memorial plaque indicates the approximate location of the first Loyalist settlement on Abaco in 1783. The historical impact was lost on most of the students excepts the older ones, but not on the adults, especially the organizers of the trip, Mrs. Knowles, who often organizes historical tours, and Mrs. Sharon Green, the Director of the school. Mrs. Green was pleased with the interest the children showed in the horses and stated that they all enjoyed the trip.Cyber Learning Center Ends Year with a Splash!By Cristina Abasolo The students and staff of Cyber Learning Center celebrated the end of a very successful year with a splash – in the beautiful waters of Treasure Cay. On June 15th the children and teachers went on an outing filled with learning and fun. They began with a visit to see the wild horses of Abaco. Children and staff alike were enthralled at Students of the Cyber Learning Center enjoyed a field trip to the wild horse preserve and Carleton Point, the site thought to be where the first Loyalists settled in 1783. The early settlement did not survive long due to a number of factors. Some of the Loyalists moved to Marshes Harbour and Maxwell Town, where present day Marsh Harbour is located. A commemorative plaque is cemented in the rock here. Students of the Cyber Learning Center celebrated the end of the school year in front of their new school building near the Airport Round-about. They are preparing for a bike-athon from the Cherokee turn-off to Sandy Point


Page 20 B The Abaconian July 1, 2006 OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER TIES TIES TIES TIES TIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 • Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636 E-mail: • www.oceanblueproperties.comSales, Rentals and Property ManagementON GREEN TURTLE CAY: Now Listing! Well appointed immaculate furnished two-story home on the beach overlooking all of White Sound Harbour. Second floor living quarters with one bedroom and two baths. Guest apartment with one bedroom on ground floor. Guest cottage with two bedrooms two baths. A/C throughout all buildings. Large swimming pool. 173 ft. of water front. Approximately 1 acre. Private 120 ft. dock with 6 ft. draft at low tide. $3.5 million inclusive of all closing costs. New Listing! Two bedroom two bath furnished home in quiet residential area. A short walk to Ocean Beach or reserved beach lot for homeowner’s use. A/C throughout. Bonus room can be used as third bedroom. Enclosed porch plus deck. Telephone. Covered parking shelter. Stand-by generator can run whole house. B$485,000 including closing costs. Family estate located on Gillam Bay and Black Sound consisting of one two story furnished house with three bedrooms; three baths; two kitchens and two living areas. Sits on rise of land with spectacular views of both Gillam Bay and Black Sound. 1.67 acres. Two vehicles. 2 car garage. Caretaker’s cottage with one bedroom and one bath. House has 120' dock on Black Sound in hurricane sheltered waters. 3.9 acres of property with 282' of beachfront on Gillam Bay. Estate can be sold as two parcels. $1.99 million for 2 story house. $3 million for beachfront parcel. Viewing by appointment only. New listing! Two newly constructed three bedroom, two bath 40x36 furnished cottages plus porch on approximately one-half acre of land each on the Atlantic Ocean beach on the north end of the island. “Conch Shell” and “Conch Pearl” are landscaped and feature an 18’ vaulted living room ceiling; 9,000 gallon rain water tank; and a ground floor store room for golf cart storage. Use of shared private dock on Coco Bay included. Dock has 4 1/2 ft. draft at low tide. Just 75 yards off shore is an incredible snorkeling reef. Amenities include: Central A/C; W/D; hand painted cabinets by local artist; and storm shutters. $1.55 million each (closing costs included) New listing! 80 feet of beachfront on north end of Bight O Bay. 174' deep. 1/ 3 acre. Gorgeous beach cove lot with stunning views of Atlantic Ocean. $620,000 (all closing costs included) New listing! 85' of beachfront on south end of Bight O Bay. 560' deep. One acre of spectacular white sandy beach. $840,000 (all closing costs in) New listing! Seven lots for sale near two major beaches; a public dock and a major resort. 8,000 sq. ft to 14,134 sq, ft, B$158,600 to B$244,000. with all closing costs in. Waterfront lot on Coco Bay Dock to be decked over with 10' draft protected during storms. A few steps and you are on Coco Bay Beach. Outstanding water views. 12,000 sq. ft. $650,000 plus 7% to close. For the discerning buyer seeking privacy and a secluded location. Two bedroom three bath furnished Bahamian style home overlooking Bluff Harbour and the Sea of Abaco. Good elevation. 30,000 gallon cistern. Dock with sling on Bluff Harbour. 2 acres with over 1,000 feet of shoreline. Gazebo to watch the sunsets. $3 million gross. Four unit furnished income-producing building with views of Coco Bay and use of shared private dock. $700,000 plus 7% to close. Three bedroom two bath newly constructed home in residential area overlooking green space and pond. Jacuzzi. A/C throughout. Fully fitted out kitchen. Vaulted ceilings throughout. Large decks. Screened porch. Landscaped. 1/4 acre. Close to town and within walking distance of Ocean beach. B$660,000 North End: Stunning three bedroom two bath home block construction home with fireplace. Outstanding views of Atlantic Ocean. 35' high elevation. Spacious screened in porch. One acre. 125' on ocean. $1.32 million plus 7% to close. Under Contract: Lot 5 Coco Bay Business project with four lots Sold: Gillam Bay House Deck House Tipsy Turtle Plover’s Nest parcel at the North End BEACH FRONT PARCEL UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACTAtlantic Water Front Exclusive over 2 acres, over 350’ frontage, overlooking Winding Bay Beach, breathtaking view of Atlantic. Can be subdivided. $625,000 Business for Sale Exclusive excellent location, great income provider, Marsh Harbour area. Call for details. Boat Slip with Hill Top Lot, Near Aunt Pat’s Bay. Ocean and White Sound harbour views. $355,000 Marsh Harbour Office 367-SOLD (7653) Hope Town Office 375-8655 Frank Knowles Sales Agent Cell # 375-8655 Donna Darville Sales Agent Ph/Fax 367-SOLD (7653) the breathtaking sight of the beautiful rare creatures. They then drove down to see the historic sight of Carleton Point – the founding city of Treasure Cay. Lunch and water fun then awaited the group at the Treasure Cay beach. The outing was a fitting ending to a wonderful year. When Keith and Sharon Greene first opened the school’s doors a few years ago, it was featured in this newspaper and was dubbed, “the little school that could” in reference to the hardworking little train engine in the popular children’s book The Little Engine That Could The school has certainly lived up to this phrase. In April of this year, the school moved to its newer, bigger location at Tall Pines Plaza to accommodate its growing population and is looking forward to an even bigger group of students in the new school year. The highlight of the year was its 2nd annual Bike-a-thon held on June 8th. From all known accounts, it is presumed to be the first ever event of this type to be held from the Cherokee turn-off point all the way to Sandy Point! The children, their families and friends pushed themselves to the limit and biked, walked, ran and scootered their way to the Sandy Point picnic area where a picnic lunch awaited them. Kudos goes to Mrs. Fiona Scott, who wowed everyone by completing the entire distance on her bike. Proceeds from the event will help purchase computers and a playground set. Starting out as a small, specialized school catering mostly to children with learning challenges, Cyber Learning Center has evolved into a dynamic center of learning offering an alternative to the traditional methods of education available on the island. The school has small sized classes of mixed ages allowing for optimum opportunities for self-directed and self-paced learning. There are four distinct groupings: Kindergarten, Grade 1 to 3, Grade 4 to 6, and Middle School. The Kindergarten class and Lower Elementary group will offer the Montessori method of teaching featuring authentic Montessori materials for handson learning, while the Upper Elementary will be Montessori-based. Just like the little engine in the book whose motto was I think I can, I think I can, Cyber Learning has proven that success is possible with the right attitude and a dash of optimism!Central Abaco Primary Graduation CeremonyBy Samantha V. Evans Sixth grade students of Central Abaco Primary School marched towards the stage as they prepared to end one chapter of their young lives and begin another. On June 15th the assembly area was packed as family, friends, teachers and staff all gathered to honor 91 students of grade six and to bid them good bye and good luck. The theme More School News SchoolFrom Page 19 Please see School Page 22 At the end of every school year grades 1 12 at Agape Christian School visit various places and businessess of interest on and off the island for a field trip. This year the grade 2 class visited the Abaco Neem Store near the Airport Round-about on June 19th. The students were given a talk on the neem plant and the importance of healthy eating and living by Mr. Nick Miaoulis.


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 B Chester ThompsonRonnie SandsBergeman MaloneBilly Gates Darrell ColeAndrew RussellDan AgrestiBrent Key Troy PritchardSteve SweetingBrian NottageKenny Maltarp Todd CashKevin AlburyEvince JosephMarty Cash Tommy BethelDonny EldenLarry BeachySea Spray Resort Ross ThompsonAdam LawrenceVictor FearsGary Fears Don Strube Sr.Dan SullivanSteve DodgePhil Phillips The Paint PlaceJim & Joan Blumberg Hope Town Fire & Rescue is a volunteer organization funded entirely by donation. We serve Elbow Cay, Tilloo Cay and Lubbers Quarters with fire, rescue and emergency medical response. Donations may be mailed to :Hope Town Volunteer Fire & Rescue Hope TownPMB 97 Abaco931 Village Blvd. The Bahamas West Palm Beach, FL. 33409


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A gorgeous, MUST SEE turnkey property designed by a top Interior Designer! Just bring your tooth brush. for the event was Acknowledging Achievement through Excellence Zandria Wells, valedictorian, stated that the years at Central Abaco Primary were exciting and they learned a lot of new things. The Head Boy, Mark Saintil, joined her as they passed the eagle onto the head boy and head girl for next school year. They encouraged the new leaders to strive for excellence as they did. The principal, Ms. Eunice Mills, stated that even though this year was challenging, the students still achieved excellence. She congratulated them for a job well done. Superintendent of Education for Abaco, Mr. Rudolph Smith, thanked all the corporate sponsors and the PTA for all of the help given to this school. He hopes that the students will live up to the name given to them by their teacher Ms.Clarke who called them “precious jewels.” The guest speaker for the ceremony was Evangelist Jason Roberts, Chief Councillor of South Abaco, who began by saying that the students can do all they can to achieve greatness but true achievement can only be achieved if they seek God first and He will direct their paths. Dream and dream big; then your dream will birth a vision. If you don’t have a vision, the Bible states that the people will perish. A vision allows you to see what you want to achieve before it comes to pass. Finally, he told parents that they have the awesome job of shaping the lives of their children. They must ensure that their children have good manners, are respectful and have good morals and values. What they instill in the children will determine how high or low the crime rate will be tomorrow. He reminded the children to obey their parents in the Lord for it is right. He cautioned parents to not forget what the Bible says, “Parents train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” The following students received top honors at the graduation: Renold St. Fleury, 1st place in It’s Academic ; Olivia Nesbitt, Athlete of the Year; and Terry Russell, Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year. The following students were on the principal’s List and received top honors: Shantol Johnson, Mark Saintil, Jorden Larose, Tremeice Martin, Sastrie Adderley, Candace Archer and Zandria Wells.Community and Corporate Supporters Were HonoredBy Samantha V. Evans Mrs. Moss, a Kindergarten teacher at Central Abaco Primary, presented special gifts to those persons in the community who assisted the school throughout the year. Because of their dedicated service that they have had so many successful events this year. The Manager of First Caribbean Bank, Mr. Paul Bartlett, was given a plague for sponsoring It’s Academic this year and supporting the school in various other ways. Mr. Bartlett stated that he is pleased that First Caribbean Bank has been allowed to partner with Central Abaco Primary School this year. He thanked the teachers for their resourcefulness and assistance in bringing this program to life. Also receiving tokens from the school were parents Ethelyn Darville, Ruth Russell, Judith Nesbitt, Sanelia Remy and Nicole Scott for their dedication and commitment. Also receiving plaques for dedicated service to the school were Mrs. A. Seymour a former teacher, Mrs. Diane Williams, and Mrs. Rose Morley.Top Honor Students Named at GraduationBy Samantha V. Evans On June 12th 16 students graduated from St. Francis de Sales to begin their next stage of life. The ceremony was held at St. Francis de Sales Church. Mrs. Kumar stated that everyone met the criteria to graduate. She told the graduates to be accountable as it makes them better at what they do. She said that true education has as its goal the creation of character. No matter how powerful you become, always seek to succeed. She told them that the teachers, parents and staff all believe in them and they look forward to them doing well in the future. She ended by saying that she prays that God will continue to be with them and bless them. Three students of the grade 12 class received the top honors. The first honor, the More School News SchoolFrom Page 20 Please see School Page 23 Zandria Wells, valedictorian of the sixth grade class of Central Abaco Primary, is shown here with her mother. Michaela Roberts, a fifth grader in the Amy Roberts School on Green Turtle Cay, was given $200 for winning a poster contest sponsored by a cruise ship company for Caribbean school children. She is shown here with her teacher Marie Schrack on the right and Bernadette Harding of the Ministry of Tourism on the left. Tourism coordinated the competition.


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 BPOSITIONS AVAILABLEBahamas Hot Mix Co., Ltd is a road construction company offering competitive hourly rates. We have the following positions available for immediate occupation: Motor grader drivers Dozer operators Backhoe operators Site supervisors with experience in road construction Entry level accounting staff Purchasing clerk Interested persons should send their resumes to the attention of: The Human Resources Manager P. O. Box CB-10990 email:, or fax to 377-2193 BAHAMAS HOT MIX CO., LTDTel (242) 377-6351 • Fax (242) 377-2193 Nassau, Bahamas F O R S A L E E l b o w C a y L o t 14,483 sqft. 0.33 Acre Atlantic Ocean and harbour views. 34’ elevation. Private road, access to harbour with right of dock space to be built. Price -$355,000 Gross P a t t y B i r c h (242) 394-7070 ext 29 (242) 5570322 principal’s award, is given to the student who is exemplary, a model example to others, has a keen sense of responsibility, active in school, energetic, has high academic standing, succeeds in the challenges of life and makes a great impact on society by getting involved in civic organizations. This award went to Lisa Kemp, the Head Girl. The Valedictorian Award went to the top student in the graduating class, Eden McIntosh, and the Salutatorian Award went to the second top student, Barry McKenzie Jr. Ms. McIntosh spoke on behalf of the graduating class stating that they worked long and hard to get to this day but they prevailed. It is time that they leave this place they have called home for so long and begin to work or go to college. She encouraged them to remain focused and to not give up. She told them that Walt Disney did not succeed when he started to pursue his dream but he persevered; now look at all he has accomplished today. She extended special thanks to parents, administrators and teachers for a job well done. Mrs. Claudette Rolle, Director of the Bahamas Catholic Board of Education, gave congratulations on behalf of the Catholic Board and the Arch Deacon and stated that their mission is to educate the whole child. By the looks of it they succeeded at achieving this once again. The class of 2006 was told that as they cross the path of tomorrow, they must be a king and listen carefully to their purpose. They need to realize the power of vision and to be strong, courageous warriors. They were reminded that “nothing happens by chance or by means of luck.” Defeat all adversaries and always be a first-rate version of self, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. SchoolFrom Page 22 More School News Eden McIntosh earned the valedictorian award at St. Francis de Sales School. She is shown here with Mrs. Claudette Rolle, Director of the Bahamas Catholic Board of Education, who came to Marsh Harbour for the graduation. The Salutatorian Award went to the second top student, Barry McKenzie, Jr. shown here with Mrs. Claudette Rolle. It Pays to Advertise "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.Joes Creek Vicinity Lot 15(Ref# 567) Offering 2.139 acres with a 50 ft elevated ridge, 956ft deep from highway to Coromont Pond, ideal for private residence or small subdivision, electricity & telephone at highway, easy access to Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay. Price: $149,700"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.Flamingo Drive Lot 66Ž(Ref #558) Large residential lot situated on a quiet Flamingo Drive cul-de-sac, an ideal home building site, all utilities, including electricity, water, telephone, Cable TV & DSL access available at the lot line. Price: $46,785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. Golf Course Area Corner Lot(Ref #559) Oversized corner lot # 7 offering paved street frontage on two sides, plus all utilities at lot line, enjoy the solitude & greenery of the golf course, just a few hundred feet away. Price: $35,100LEISURE 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.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:Sea View Lot with DockageŽ(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.Pilot HouseŽ(Ref #568) Waterfront 3 bedroom 3 bath 2 storey home overlooking Sea of Abaco on narrow peninsula for superior water views, drive through carport with private boat ramp, perfect house for bone-fishing enthusiast. Price: $1,160,000"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 (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.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.Canal Lot on Galleon BayŽ(Ref #569) Protected canal lot near Galleon Bay entrance for quick access to Sea of Abaco, utilities at lot line, very well priced. Price: $331,500"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.We Exceed Client Expectations!www.abacoestateservices.comPlease contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco. Phone: (242) 365.8752Cell: (242) 357.6570 Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir Broker Members Bahamas Real Estate AssociationABACO ESTATE SERVICESREALESTATESALES VACATIONRENTALS1 July, 2006UNDERCONTRACT


Page 24 B The Abaconian July 1, 2006 COMMERCIAL DOCKSPRIVATE DOCKSSEA WALL CONSTRUCTIONBOAT LIFTSDOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564 P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Constr Constr Constr Constr Constr uction uction uction uction uction House Breaking and Stealing A Treasure Cay residence was broken into sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on March 9 through a sliding glass door. Stolen were jewelry and cash. House Breaking and Stealing A Treasure Cay house was broken into sometime between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on March 9 through a sliding glass door. Stolen were an Ipod recorder and a gold watch. House Breaking and Stealing A Treasure Cay residence was broken into through a sliding glass door sometime March 9 between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. A sum of money was stolen. House Breaking A residence in Murphy Town was broken into sometime between May 18 and 23. Nothing appeared to have been taken. Shop Breaking The Dickies Store in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of May 23 and a quantity of pants and shoes were stolen. Stealing Four new windows were stolen from a house under construction in Treasure Cay sometime between May 20 and 23. Shop Breaking A construction shed at a house under construction in Murphy Town was broken into during the night of May 24 and construction tools valued at $4,000 were stolen. Assault A Treasure Cay resident was hit in the head by a beer bottle while at a basketball court in the Mud in Marsh Harbour about 11:30 p.m. on May 26. Assault A Marsh Harbour resident was punched in the face about 1:30 a.m. on May 27 while at a night club on the S.C. Bootle Highway by a man he knew to live in Pigeon Peas. A friend of the assailant brandished a handgun, putting the victim in fear of his life. Stealing from a Vessel A visitor returned to his boat to discover that sometime between December 1 and May 27 his boat had been broken into. Stolen were a .357 revolver, an alarm clock, two handheld radios and a box of cigars. Less than an hour after the incident was reported, five men of the Sand Banks community were arrested in conjunction of the theft. House Breaking A Marsh Harbour resident discovered that his clientÂ’s house had been broken into sometime between the end of April and May 27. Nothing appeared to have been taken although the house was ransacked. Stealing from a Vessel A Treasure Cay resident left in January 9, 2006, and returned on May 28 to discover that his boat, docked at the Royal Palm Condo, had been broken into. Stolen were a shotgun and a flare launcher. Possession of Dangerous Drugs A search warrent was executed at 6:45 a.m. on May 29 at a residence in the Sands Banks immigrant community and two Haitians were arrested when a bag of marijuana was found. Damage and Obscene Language A customer at the Bay View Restaurant in Dundas Town used obscene language and damaged a glass window about 10 p.m. on May 28. Illegal Landing Immigration took four persons to the police who were found midafternoon on May 29 on a boat at the Marsh Harbour Marina. They were believed to be Americans and their status with Immigration was unclear. Shop Breaking The law offices of Callender and Company were broken into during the night of May 29. Nothing appeared to have been taken. Sudden Death In mid-morning on May 30, the lifeless body of Eugene Bradford Powell was discovered in his room at the Guana Beach Resort. Death was believed to have occurred several days prior and was thought to be due to natural causes. Causing Harm and Throwing Missiles On May 20 in mid-afternoon, a MooreÂ’s Island man was attacked by a young man who hit him in the knee with a 2 x 4 causing pain and swelling. Unlawful Sexual Intercourse A Murphy Town woman left her minor cousin at her house while she ran an errand at a grocery store about noon on June 6. In her absence, her boyfriend had sex with the minor girl in the bathroom. Attempted Break-in A beauty supply shop on Forest Drive in Murphy Town had an attempted break-in during the night of June 6. Indecent Assault Social Services in CooperÂ’s Town reported that a 15-year-old girl had been indecently assaulted by her grandfather mid-morning on June 7. Malicious Damage Sometime between June 1 and 6, a car in the Cherokee parking lot had its windshield smashed. Unlawful Sexual Intercourse A Marsh Harbour man was arrested June 7 at his house for unlawful sexual intercourse. Multiple Shop Breaking During the night of June 7 the Mangoes Restaurant office was broken into by someone who smashed a glass door. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. Three shops in the Abaco Shopping Centre had their doors smashed during that same night. Brass and Leather had two handbags stolen and a small sum of money. Island Petals had its door smashed and a small sum of money stolen. A third shop, Betty AnnÂ’s Goodies Ice Cream Store and Abaco Security Firm, had its door smashed. Stolen were soft drinks and a small sum of money. A Marsh Harbour resident was arrested mid-morning on June 8 while in the vicinity of the Abaco Shopping Center for stealing and shop breaking. Stealing During the night of June 9, the Abaco Petroleum company (Texaco) had 730 gallons of fuel, valued at $3,500, stolen from one of their fuel trucks. Stealing A Murphy Town man left his house in the care of another man while he traveled between June 1 and 10. On returning he discovered that $400 worth of tools were missing and a $350 watch was gone. Threats of Death While attending an Police Crime Report Please see Police Page 26


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 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 Houses and Land For Rent and For SaleClassified Advertisements RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS LIVE YOUR DREAM ATEnjoy the life style you deserve . Luxury vacation rentals with private boat slips and all resort amenities in a gated community. Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 Cherokee Sound 5 adorable new, Bahamian style cottages, tastefully decorated in bright island colors. Full kitchen, A/C, cable TV. Call 366-2075 or email Great Cistern 2 bed, 2 bath apartment, fully equipped. $1200 monthly. Call 477-5807 Guana Cay 2 bed apt. $1000/ mo, furnished, no pets. Book now for the regatta. 3 night rate. $500. $900/ wk. Long term rate available. Call 904-982-2762 or RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Cherokee Sound Watching Bay, 1 lot in “new” subdivision. Phone 366-2135 Elbow Cay’s Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at Elbow Cay lot, Dorros Cove deeded dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Panaramic views. $386,000 Call Steve 678-416-2214 Great Cistern over 1 acre, great elevation w/ view of Sea of Abaco. $125,000 Guana Cay 100’ x 75’ lot in town. $75,000 net Call 4775807 Guana Cay 5 bed/3 bath house on interior lot with ocean view. Shared dock. Call for info. 365-5181 Guana Cay 2 bed/2 bath on water, with dock, like new. Asking $725,000. Call 365-5181 for details Leisure Lee Lovely home site with views of canal system, beach and Sea of Abaco. For sale by owner. $75,000 Call 242-362-1021 Lubber’s Quarter, beach front lot. 1 acre, dock and electric. $525,000 Call 375-8313 or Man-O-War 5 acres sea to sea or will divide. Contact 242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or Duplex for Short Term Rental in Nassau Located in Little Blair, 2 bed/ 1 bath, cable, laundry, facilities, no petes allowed. $100 pernight, $550 per week, monthly rate available. Please inquire at 242-393-1962 Murphy Town duplex for sale 3-year-old building, central air, washer & dryer. Hardy plank. Asking price $185,000. Contact Bruce 477-5483 Sweetings Tract, Marsh Harbour, lot for sale. Good title. Call Patricia at 367-2553 or 4775870 Tilloo Cay charming hideaway, 1 br/ 2 ba cottage, safe haven, tucked in cove with dock. Panoramic view of ocean in all directions from top of hill. On approx. 3.75 accres, sea to sea. Generator, battery and solar powered. Call 508-5403240 or e-mail Treasure Cay Prime waterfront acreage. Perfect for that very private individual estate or small elite gated community. These beautiful 6 2/3 acres are conveniently located between Green Turtle Ferry Dock and Treasure Cay road. There is also great commercial frontage on highway. Thirty feet of elevation at hill top plateau is followed by a series of gradual rolling, stairstep elevations to the Sea of Abaco providing natural unobstructed views for future building projects. Approx. two acres at sea level create excellent possibilities for a private marina. Land has been cleared of all large vegetation and has a gravel road from highway to waterfront. Property also has a rough cut boat ramp to water and two fresh water wells. Electric and telephone service available at the highway. This is a oneof-a-kind property with ever increasing value and unlimited possibilities. Owner motivated. Available for inspection until July 1. By appointment only. For sale by owner, No brokers. Call 365-8009 or after July 1 call 305-238-2459 COMMERCIAL RENTALS Commercial building for rent in Dundas Town. One building 3 spaces, bar, restaurant, and/or available commercial space. Contact 367-5906 or 367-0348 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. Baker’s Bay Staff Take First Responder Course Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club offers its staff training in various practical areas. Most recently the company offered training in emergency first aid. Teaching the First Responder course was John Pintard, a registered instructor. Dr. John Shedd, a trauma specialist who is now practicing at the Corbett Clinic in Treasure Cay, gave specialized training. The 40-hour five day course was offered June 12-16 and took place at Friendship Tabernacle Church. Other interested person also took the course. Treasure Cay Primary School Is Being Renovated Treasure Cay Primary Schol is undergoing extensive renovations. The school had extensive hurricane damage including flooding. Students have had to attend classes in two churches, the Full Gospel Assembly of God and the St. Simon by the Sea Anglican Church this entire school year. Hopefully, the work will be completed in time for the opening of school in September. The improvements are a covered walkway, administrative office and other improvements. The staff and students are eager to be back in their school. Abaco Print Shop Abaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers Programs Florida – Brand new intracoastal 2bd/2ba condos. Full service, 209 slip marina, 8 lighted tennis courts, Ship's Store, waterfront dining and more. Also avail direct intracoastal lot ready to build your new waterfront home. Membership to Yacht & Beach Club incl. The Selby Group 866-439-3159 or Winding Bay Little Harbour Location Location Location14+ acres on the corner of Little Harbour and Cherokee roads. Very near the entrance of the Abaco Club. Approx 10 acres of woodlands that rise to give a spectular view of the Atlantic, Winding Bay, Yellowwood Creek and the Bight of Old Robinson. 1600+ feet of waterfrontage on the creek, accssible for kayaking, bonefishing, etc. Over two acres of this parcel has been cleared and groomed. Great location for private or commercial use. Electricty is available. Will not divide. Serious inquires only • 242-422-4496 231-536-2791 or 906-492-3633 Little Harbour24,000 sq. ft. Beautifully landscaped harbour front lot. with septic and cistern. dock slip. $460,000 231-536-2791 • 906-492-3633 242-422-4496


Page 26 B The Abaconian July 1, 2006 Straw Baskets • Shirts • Hats Casual Wear • Gifts • SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 • Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 • Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted Tropical Souvenirs Souvenirs • Cuban Cigars • Casual Clothing T-Shirts • Venus Swimwear • Jewelry Children’s Clothing and lots more ...Located in Simmon’s Plaza next to Snack Shack Mon Sat • 9 5 • Phone: (242) 367-4822 B’s Sunrise Business Service Directory Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 • 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 • 359-6839 Sick Copier?Call the Copier DoctorWe make house calls! Most brands serviced We make business quality rubber stamps: Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps Self-inking and traditional stylesCall 367-4709 Fyne’s Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 • Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay www.Fynes@msn.comCommercial, Residential, Pre-construction Treatment BAHAMA TILE LICENSED INSURED Office : 367-7072Larry LoweCell : 477-5966 Marble l Granite l Ceramic Porcelain l Mud Work l Kitchens Bathrooms l Entire Home Commercial & Residential Padding & all necessary accessories Installation and quotes availableDelivery within a week!! Carpet Carpet CarpetRoss Pinder477-5019For all your carpet needs, call Ross Pinder @ 477-5019. Serving all of Abaco with over 25 years experience. Lots of samples to choose from... FOR SALE Iggy Biggy located in two prime tourist locations Sucessful long standing (16 yrs) Turnkey Retail Business, Serious Inquires Only Call 561.628.7946 GIACO & CO.Gary ClarkeWest of Forest Drive Ph:(242) 367-4560 Cell :(242) 456-9705 We sell steel already put together for construction needs. We also do burgular bars. Specializing in Bending Fabrication of Rebar for Foundation Decks, Columns and Belt Course. A A A A A baco Island baco Island baco Island baco Island baco Island Phar Phar Phar Phar Phar macy macy macy macy macyPrescriptions • Testing Beauty Supplies • Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 8:30 am 6 pm Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph. 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. Fax 367-6544 • Well Drilling ServicesServing All of AbacoAndrew MajorMarsh Harbour Abaco, BahamasTel: 551-7375 367-4659(leave a message) DRA NAGE SOLUTIONS Church Listing Kirk o’ the Pines For information and help please ring an Elder at 367-3643, 367-4479-367-3477 or 367-2365 (Presbyterian) “Seek and Ye Shall Find” Sunday Mornings at NineWelcomeSaturday Morning Children’s Club at half past tenSaturday and Sunday at Forest Heights Academy (Don MacKay Blvd. near airport round-about)Thursday Evenings at six thirtyBible Study & Discussion Group (in varius homes) New Vision MinistriesOur Mission “Turning people into devout followers of Jesus Christ ”Sunday Worship11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids’ Korner9:30 a.m. Tuesday Interactive Bible Study7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Time12:10 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Friday Youth Night (high school & up)7:30 p.m. Pastors/Leaders Derek Benjamin • Ted Pearce • David Lowe Youth Pastor: Chris Pinder For Directions call 242-367-3324 Dundas Town Church of GodWhere Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!Sunday Prayer Meeting6:00 a.m. Sunday School9:45 a.m. Morning Worship11:00 a.m. Evening Worship6:00 p.m. Weekdays (Prayer Meeting) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday5:00 a.m. Monday Night7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night F.T.H.7:00 p.m. Friday Youth Night7:00 p.m. Tuesday, ThursdayFamily Night For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457 or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565 Bishop Anthony Campbell242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 • Dtcog@coralwave.comJesus Saves We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and Sendevening baseball game in Cooper’s Town, a man was threatened with death by a man from Blackwood putting him in fear of his life. A Blackwood man was subsequently arrested. Indecent Assault In the early evening on June 12 while at Snappas Bar and Grill, a Marsh Harbour woman was felt inappropriately by a man she knew. A Murphy Town man was arrested later that night at the same establishment. House Breaking and Stealing A Murphy Town resident had her bedroom broken into during the afternoon of June 15. Stolen were two bottles of cologne and some coins. A suspect was named who had been working at the house earlier. Drunk and Disorderly Behavior A resident of Little Orchard in Marsh Harbour was arrested about 10 p.m. on June 15 while at Snappas Bar and Grill when found acting disorderly, possibly while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and he continued acting disorderly when cautioned. Causing Harm About 10 p.m. on June 17 a man while he was at the basketball court in the Mud was attacked and beaten about his body by a group of about 30 men one of whom he knew. Assault and Causing Harm A Murphy Town woman reported that she was slapped in the face by one woman and punched in the eye by another woman on June 18 at 2:50 a.m. while she was at a night club on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. She knew the one woman. Causing Harm A Murphy Town woman reported that she was hit in the forehead by a woman she knew while she was at a nightclub on Don MacKay Boulevard on June 18 at 3 a.m. Causing Harm A Dundas Town woman reported that she was hit in the head with a pair of shoes by a assailant she knew while she was at a night club on Don Mackay Boulevard on June 18 at 3:30 a.m. Threats of Harm A Nassau man reported that at about 4:40 a.m. while at the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic, someone threatened his life, putting him in fear for his life. Wounding About 3:30 a.m. on June 18 an accident occurred on the S.C. Bootle Highway near Government Subdivision involving two vehicles. The passenger in the one car received serious injuries and was airlifted to a hospital in Nassau. Road Traffic Accident A traffic accident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. on June 18 on the Queens Highway in Police Crime Report, Con’d PoliceFrom Page 24 Please see Police Page 27


July 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service Sea Spray Resort Help Wanted Second shift 4 pm 11 pm, general kitchen help, wait staff, bartender. Must live on Elbow Cay or have own transportation. Experience and references required. Call for appointment. 366-0065 Harbour View Grocery, Hope Town, Teller/ Stock person wanted. Must be computer literate. Call Thomas 366-0033 for appointment. Do You Enjoy Writing? The Abaconian is looking for a writer with a good command of English. The person must be able to write clearly and be willing to cover events during days, evenings and on weekends. If interested, write three newspaper stories on happenings or news in your community and call 367-2677 for an interview. 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 Survey company on Abaco seeking to employ men to work along with survey crew as field hands. Candidates must possess a clean police record and be willing to work extra hours when necessary. Interested person are asked to contact: Riviere & Associates, Marsh Harbour, at 242-367-4585 Used engines and golf cart • 2000-225 4-stroke, was $17,500, now $14,500 • 1999-200 HPWas $6000, now $5000 • Used golf cart, white, 2 seater, gas. $3500 Call 367-2452 for information 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 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 2005, 49cc, 4 spd, 4 stroke, 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 1998 Yamaha WR400 well maintained, new tires, tuned exhaust, runs great. $3,000 Phone 365-4695 or 365-4465 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 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. Call 3596079. 31’ Beneteau Clipper 311 sailboat. Perfect for The Bahamas. Swing keel, 3’ draft. $59,000 Contact 242-365-8101, 242-455-3276, 305 4337577 31’ Ocean Master, center cockpit, twin 250 Yamaha 2 stroke. DUTY PAID. $35,000 Cal 242-365-8101, 242-455-3276, 305 433-7577 31' Hydrocat, ‘98, with twin 200 HP Evinrude engines. Asking $55,000 OBO. Please contact Mark @ 242-366-0342 for futher information. 32’ Island Gypsy Sportfish 175 Ford Lehman, 8 KW Westerbeke, air conditioned, etc. $44,000 Call 365-4120 34’ Catalina 1988 shoal draft sailboat, DUTY PAID, 27 HP Yanmar, 12 v. refrig, many upgrades. Lying Abacos. $41,500. 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 Quick Sale 2 boats 18.5’ Wahoo just like new, 21’ Chris Craft with cabin. Asking $15,500. Call 365-5181 Make an offer 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’ Regulator “96, Hope Town. DUTY PAID. Needs repair. $30K as is. 242-366-0662 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 WANTING TO BUY Wanting to buy exercise treadmill Call 3673042 YearMakeModelDescriptionDuty Paid Price 2001ChevroletS-10 Ext.Cab 3/door$13,500 2002DodgeDakotaCrew Cab 8cyl$22,500 2000IsuzuWizard Diesel $13,500 2003DodgeCaravan3.3 l. 6 cyl$16,500 1999ChevroletLumina3.1 l 6 cyl.$8,800 2003SuzukiLiana4 cyl$11,000 2005HyundaiSanta Fe4 cyl.$19,800 2001GMCSafari Cargo Van4.3 l. Clean$16,800 1989Chevrolet1500 Pick Up Work Truck6 cyl.$6,555 MACK’S AUTO SALES & SERVICESP.O.BOX F 41251 FREEPORT, BAHAMAS Tel. & Fax #242-352-8274Car Inventory List Prices NegotiableOther Vehicles Available Upon Request Murphy Town when a vehicle hit a pedestrian. The pedestrian received serious injuries and was airlifted to the hospital in Nassau. Skeletal Remains Found A body was discovered at Coconut Tree Beach in Murphy Town on June 18. Causing Grievous Ham A woman of Forest Drive was taken to the Government Clinic in Marsh Harbour on June 19 with multiple stab wounds. The victim was treated, then airlifted to a hospital in Nassau. Causing Harm A resident of the Mud was arrested on June 19 while at Solomon’s Wholesale for causing harm. Shop Breaking and Stealing A resident of Treasure Cay was arrested at about 3:50 p.m. on June 21 at the Treasure Cay staff apartment on charges of shop breaking and stealing. Shop Breaking and Stealing A resident of Sand Banks was arrested on June 21 on shop breaking and stealing charges. Sudden Death Esther Williams died suddenly at home one on June 21. Her body was taken to the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic. Foul play is not suspected. PoliceFrom Page 26 Check Out The Abaconian’s New Web SiteMost Recent Issue • Archive Issues Maps • Business Listing • Pictures


Page 28 B The Abaconian July 1, 2006 SALES RENT ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES "Watch Hill" Great Guana Cay 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 1,686 s.f. Residence 725 s.f. Open Decks. 80' of Prime Beachfront Over 1/4 Acre Superb Ocean Views Semi-private Dock Fully Furnished. Great Rental History #AB142 $1,380,000. Man-O-War Cay 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 1,921 s.f. Residence. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath 400 s.f. Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front 1.189 Acres Beautifully Landscaped Semi-Private Dock Fabulous Views #AB150 $1,840,000. "Sunsplash" abaco-realestate.com7/1/06 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" 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 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 Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 3,000 s.f. Residence Open Decks. 100' of Beachfront Over 1/2 Acre Superb Ocean Views Fully Furnished. #AB123 $1,271,000. "Surfside" NEW PRICE Elbow Cay Lucayos 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 1,370 s.f. Residence. 13,600 sq.ft 0.31 acre of land Great Views of the Sea of Abaco. Access to Lucayos dock. #PS10596 $875,000. "TreEscape" NEW Dundas Town Abaco 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 1,452 s.f. Residence. 18,000 sq.ft 0.41 acre of land 50' Elevation Great Views of the Sea of Abaco. #AS $199,500. "Hilltop" NEW NEW WEBSITE

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