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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 14, JULY 15th, 2006 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Fiddle Cay Party Launches RegattaCheeseburger in Paradise Hosts Cruising Sailors and Others Minister Signs Dock Contracts BTC Hosts Luncheon for Business Leaders Hundreds enjoyed the midday party at uninhabited Fiddle Cay prior to the registration for the Regatta Time in Abaco race series The family event attracts sailors for the series of five races as well as many landlubbers who come for the parties and shore a ctivities. This party is hosted by Bobb Henderson, a second home owner on Green Turtle Cay who enjoys treating everyone to hot dogs and hamburgers to the music of Jimmy Buffet. Green Turtle Cay can be seen in the distance. By Garnell Limperes Stuart The first day of Regatta Time in Abaco, July 3, set everyone in high spirits as the Cheeseburger in Paradise Beach Party kicked off on Fiddle Cay. Located about 15 minutes north of Green Turtle Cay, one must either charter a ferry or take a small boat to reach this once deserted cay. Once a year this quiet, peaceful setting harbours party lovers before the Regatta races. Mostly visitors from Florida and the contestants in the Regatta attend the beach party, but locals from Green Turtle Cay and other communities bring their boats over and join in. Local Lacaro Curry says, “This is my first year and I had a real fun time. I’ll be back next year.” It was quite a scene! Boats are spotted coming in from all directions while music is playing loudly, hyping up the crowd before they arrive. Dinghies are stationed off shore, people in swimsuits stand in the water with their margaritas and rum punches, waiting in line for their hotdogs, hamburgers and fries. The food and drinks are plentiful. Over 500 hamburgers and 300 hotdogs are served. One hundred gallons each of Margaritas and Rum Punch are served in cups with numbers on the bottoms of them. At the end of the party, they give away prizes, so they remind you to hold on to your cups! Bobb Henderson, coordinator of Please see Fiddle Cay Page 2 North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat Races July 20-22For Schedule of Events see page 24Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation hosted Abaco’s business community at a luncheon to present their technological capabilities and their commitment to offering excellent customer service. Shown here are Mr. Henry Romer, VP for the Northern Bahamas; Mrs. Patrece Williams, Senior Supervisor, Abaco office; and Mr. Emalin Sawyer, Manager BTC Abaco. The Hon. Bradley Roberts, Minister of Works, seated, is shown at the signing of the contracts for the repairs of government docks in North Abaco. Signing here is Mr. Calvin Parker. The other contractor signing afterwards was Mr. Noel Bootle. Accompanying Mr. Roberts to North Abaco were the Hon. Leslie Miller, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, and the Hon. Brave Davis with National Insurance in his portfolio.


Page 2 The Abaconian July 15, 2006 Joint Venture ofMarsh Harbour Shipping Co. & United Abaco Shipping Co. NEW EXP ANDED SER VICE 2 Weekly Sailings to Marsh Harbour from West Palm Beach 2 Weekly Sailings to and from Nassau 1 Weekly Sailing from West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour to Spanish Wells Eleuthera NEW Warehouse outside of Port Security Area. General Cargo, 20' & 40' Dry and Refrigerated Containers, Drive-on Ramps, Special Charters available RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE 708 710BlueHeronBoulevardOld Dixie HighwayBroadwayMart i nLutherKing, Jr .Boulevard45thStreetAustralianAvenueAvenue R 1North Congress A v enue EXIT 76 ABACO SHIPPING II Heavy Lift Services Gulfstream Line EXIT 74 West 13th Street 2006 D.A. Lee Riviera Beac h Port of Palm BeachLakeWorth 95 95 PeanutIsland ABACOSHIPPING ABACOSHIPPING Bahamas Address:P.O. Box AB20737 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2091 Tel: 242-367-3341 Fax: 242-367-2235 Fax: 242-367-4885 e-mail: unitedabacoshippingco @coralwave.comU.S. Delivery & Receiving Address:Gulfstream Lines Heavy Lift Services 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 Tel: 561-840-9393 Fax: 561-863-3451 Contact: Tina Diaz NEW OFF-POR T F A CILITY 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404When Shipping to Abaco Remember ABACO SHIPPING M/V TRITON EXPRESS M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL this event, thinks back to one of his favorite local musicians. “It’s like a tribute to Jimmy Buffet. He likes cheeseburgers.” There are five to six boat parties going on at once, with the boats tied up to each other. In the past 1,000 people have been known to attend the Cheeseburger in Paradise party. Yet, it all started years ago when Bobb and a few buddies were on the beach eating sandwiches and having a few drinks. They decided to have a small gathering each year on Abaco just for fun. Holding the parties on Bobb’s houseboat Stranded Naked soon became too crowded and so he held the first beach party on No Name Cay, which is located south of Green Turtle. Everything was simple. Forty cheeseburgers grew into 80, and each year the number kept rising. At 100 pounds of fries, Mr. Henderson calls the cut-off. Lonnie Wilson of Green Turtle Cay enjoyed himself at the party. “This will be my fifth time. Bobb let me know about it years ago. Back then the people were shy and skeptical. Now they know it’s all about fun.” Bob designed the Stranded Naked Tshirts and tank tops. Sold for $15, the sales help pay back some of the costs of the party. In 1997 Stranded Naked became part of Regatta Time in Abaco with sponsors. Abaco Outboards sponsored the barge which was extremely important for transporting items needed for the party. Other sponsors have been Dolphin Marine, David Bethell from Green Turtle Cay, Plymouth Rock Liquors, Ice House, Margaritaville, and the Regatta committee. Abaco Shipyard also contributed by harbouring the fancy houseboat Stranded Naked This houseboat was bought and reconditioned by the Bobb in October 1998 and has been a main attraction to the yearly beach party. Bobb has since started a swimsuit company which he has named after his houseboat. Bobb recollects how he discovered the name for his houseboat and now his company. “My mom gave me a shirt of a man and it said “Stranded” on it, so I made Stranded Naked the name of my swimsuit business.” Bobb pays for the food and drinks himself. But, he couldn’t have pulled it off without teamwork. About 10 people help him plan the function. With 15-20 friends assisting, it takes about two days to set everything up. Everyone helps take it down afterwards. Many of the decorations have Beach Party Draws Hundreds Fiddle CayFrom Page 1 Bobb Henderson, right, hosts a casual midday beach party on Fiddle Cay each year to kick-off the Regatta Time in Abaco event. At his own expense and with community sponsors and helpers he provides hot dogs and hamburgers. With help from local liquor dealers, he keeps everyone happy with a variety of drinks. Pictured with him is Ned Cray, a musician, actor and writer who was on one of the boats. Boats of all sizes and descriptions ring a white sandy beach bringing visitors and locals at Fiddle Cay. The laid-back atmosphere encourages everyone to socialize as they enjoy the music of Jimmy Buffet and the food and drinks offered. Over the years it has become a party no boater wants to miss. This year bad weather threatened but held off until after the party ended. been around for eight years or longer, such as the tents, which are stored in a shed after beings washed down with fresh water. Locals from Green Turtle helped build the wooden tables. Before and after the party, the beach is thoroughly cleaned. It’s a great way to start the Regatta Time in Abaco boat races. As for the party people, this is just the beginning. Support the Cancer Society Donate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop • Call 367-3744 for info


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3Kerry 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. Lot 20 AOC #3164 Waterfront. $365,000. LOT 17 AOC #3346 Waterfront. $215,000. 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. 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Deeded dock access in White Sound. $800, 242.366.0569 LUBBERS QUARTERS #1851 FLIP FLOPSB B B B BEA EA EA EA EA 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 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3125 SIROCCOW W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT North End great elevation. Nicely furnished 4 bed, 4 bath beautiful landscaped gardens. $1,850,000.Jane. 242.366.0569 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2638 WINDOVERG G G G GORGEOUS ORGEOUS ORGEOUS ORGEOUS ORGEOUS S S S S SEA EA EA EA EA V V V V VIEWS IEWS IEWS IEWS IEWS with tranquil gardens, immaculately kept 3 bed, 2.5 bath home on 2 lots. Furnished. $1,295,000.Jane. 242.366.0569 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3376 COCONUT COTTAGENEW LISTING! O NEW LISTING! O NEW LISTING! O NEW LISTING! O NEW LISTING! 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Page 4 The Abaconian July 15, 2006 GENERATORS gas & diesel for house & small business usage EXTENSIVE LINE OF CHEST FREEZERSGet your Masks, Fins, Spears today!Beat the Heat this summer! Just in time for Crawfish Season!! On June 29 The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. hosted the Abaco business community to an Enterprise Power Luncheon held at The Abaco Club at Winding Bay. With the theme Happy Together BTC’s Enterprise Sales Team emphasized their commitment to the business community and introduced customers to the Enterprise Sales Team. The focus of the event was to create an overall awareness of the services offered by BTC and to illustrate their response to the business communities’ demand for efficient technological services. In his welcome address, Mr. Henry Romer, Acting Vice President of Northern Bahamas, said, “Competition, cost, and customers are driving major changes in the telecommunications industry. This change is evident in the transformation of BTC, our network, services, applications, and the way we work are all in transition. The new demands and requirements of ‘you,’ our Enterprise Clients, have caused us to enhance our service delivery. Not only are we forced to deliver more efficient service, but we also have to find new and innovative ways to do so.” Mr. Romer assured the business community that, as the telecommunications industry assumes its new shape, BTC will evolve into a dynamically structured company. “BTC’s new direction consisting of our IP offerings and our voice, video, data, and wireless services, I assure you that will be inspired by what BTC is presently doing and its future direction,” he said. Gregory Bethel, Executive Chairman of BTC’s Board of Directors, also addressed the audience. He acknowledged that BTC is proud of the contributions it has made to the development of the technology in The Bahamas and that BTC is committed to the success of the corporate sector. Mr. Leon Williams, Acting President and CEO, and Mr. Antonio Stubbs, Acting Senior Vice President and CTIO, gave a presentation on BTC and the company’s future as it relates to new technology. Mr. Leon Williams reiterated BTC’s commitment to maintain the company’s reputation as an industry leader through partnerships with the business community and through the delivery of communication tools that are needed to conduct business in a seamless and profitable manner. Mr. Williams further emphasized the fact that BTC offers telecommunications solutions geared precisely to the requirements of Bahamian businesses in addition to support for communication processes. “Our goal is to give you the means to win new business and to enhance and strengthen your customer relationships. The 70-plus luncheon attendees were entertained by Stone McEwan as they dined on filet mignon and shrimp skewers. They also received new GSM phones activated with $20 of air time, books and other BTC items including pens, calculators, leather portfolios and more. Gary Smith of Bahamas Customs, Abaco was the lucky winner of a Motorola Razr cellular phone, Silbert Mills of Radio Abaco was the winner of Motorola Slvr cell phone, and Rowena Pinder was the winner of a day spa package for two at The Abaco Club at Winding Bay. In addition, guests were given a tour of BTC’s wireless demo room where they were afforded the opportunity to test Blackberries, one of the many new wireless products BTC will be featuring in the very near future.GSM Cellular Upgrade Will Be Dedicated mid-SeptDuring the past 18 months Batelco has been installing Abaco’s new GSM cellular phone system. This is a comprehensive digital system replacing the present TDMA system or Time Division Multiple Access for those who wondered. This older system has About 75 business people and government officers attended an Enterprise Power luncheon hosted by the Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation on June 29. The group was treated to a lavish lunch in a beautiful setting of The Abaco Club at Winding Bay while being in formed of the technical advances BTC is presenting. BTC Brags on Its Technological Focus Senior staff members of BTC including the entire executive management team were present for the program. It outlined BTC’s emphasis on providing the business community the latest in technology. Shown here are Valeria Lightbourne of Batelco Sandy Point and Emalin Sawyer, Manager of BTC Abaco. Please see BTC Page 26


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Page 6 The Abaconian July 15, 2006 Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Airport Airport Airport Airport Hope TownRage Wins in Long IslandBy Lindsey Delaplaine The Abaco Rage took first in the Class A races in the Long Island Regatta held on June 2-3 at Salt Pond. The Lonesome Dove took second in the Class B Races. “It was the best we have ever sailed at Long Island,” said Rage crew member Richard Cook. The Rage improved on its fourth place finish in Georgetown, Exuma, earlier in the year, where the Dove took first after winning all three Class B races. A waterlogged hull was a major factor in the Dove’s step down the podium. With light winds throughout the races, the A Class races were some of the most competitive of the regatta season. Going into the final point race, the Abaco Rage was tied for second, with another two boats tied for third. New Courageous and Rupert’s Legend were both strong contenders. Thanks to excellent crew work and steering from Chris Thompson, the Rage won the final race, just a boat length ahead of their competition, giving them a first overall. Tida Wave which placed first in the Class A Division in Georgetown, did not attend the Long Island Regatta, so that rematch will have to wait until the Harbour Island Regatta in October. Next year will be the 40th anniversary of the Long Island Regatta. The Abaco Rage Sailing Syndicate hopes to be able to send four boats to represent classes, A, B, C and E. “The Long Island Regatta experience was just phenomenal,” said Mr. Cook. “It’s beautiful there, and the people are outstanding. We couldn’t have had a better time.” News of the Cays In between practices the Rage crew took the time to see some of the sites, making a visit to Dean’s Blue Hole. Next on the Rage’s schedule is Regatta Time in Abaco, although, as always there are repairs to be made and work to be done before the next series of races. The Rage would like to thank their sponsors and supporters, especially their major sponsor, John Bull, and Lighthouse Marina for helping to make 2006 such a successful season.Man-O-WarIndependence CelebrationsBy Portia Jonsson In comparison with countries like Greece and China, The Bahamas is considered a baby, it is just 33 years old this month. As a nation, The Bahamas has a short and rich history. Man-O-War Cay held its annual all-day Independence celebration on July 8th for all to enjoy. The day began with games, races and tug-a-war contests at the ball-field for the young and young at heart. At lunchtime the crowd gathered at the waterfront to socialize, relax and enjoy hamburgers, hotdogs and ice tea. T-shirts marking the Man-O-War Independence Day Celebrations were also on sale. The men demonstrate their strength in a tug-a-war contest at the ballfield in Man-O-War during their Independence celebrations on July 8th. The kids especially enjoyed the day’s festivities at the Man-OWar Independence celebration on July 8th. Here they are diving for coins. This youngster came up with a handful. Please see Cays Page 7 Class A Bahamian Work Boats sail in the Long Island Regatta. The Abaco Rage took first in Class A, and the Dove, also an Abaco boat, took second in Class B. Photo by Monica Cook.


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 Nassau: Collins Ave 322 2341 Thompson Blvd 325 8776 Mall at Marathon 393 6286 Family Islands: Freeport 242 352 7119 Abaco 242 367 2688 Exuma 242 336 2420Thats how your family should feel when theyre at home. Youve worked hard to provide that secure environment, so dont leave anything to chance! Make sure you have adequate insurance in case of hurricane, flood, fire or theft.For an in-depth analysis of your needs call J.S. Johnson today! 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 Raymond Lowe of the Green Turtle Club, (left), recently was given the Caribbean Hotel Supervisor of the Year award. He is shown with Vincent Vanderpoole-Wallace, Caribbean Tourism Organization Secretary General; and Lynn Johnson, General Manager of the Green Turtle Club. More News of the Cays The children, who were especially enjoying the day’s festivities, dived off the docks to beat the heat of the summer sun. Climbing the slippery pole, which is always a crowd pleaser, and fireworks brought the day to a close.Green Turtle CayBahamian Captures Top Regional AwardAs a testament that hard work pays, Bahamian Raymond Lowe was recognized by the Caribbean Hotel Association as the region’s Supervisor of the Year during a special awards luncheon on June 27 at the region’s Caribbean Hotel Industry Conference in Miami. “Mr. Everything” is the nickname that General Manager Lynn Johnson has given to Raymond Lowe, Maintenance Manager at the Green Turtle Club. “Over the span of a 32year career at Green Turtle Club, Raymond has amassed and mastered a range of skills and knowledge which makes him a resource for just about ‘everything’ for employees and guests of the property. We are extremely proud of his achievement and recognition,” she stated. Raymond began working at the Green Turtle Club part-time as a dockhand at the age of twelve. He was supervised by his father, Bertram Lowe, who he is quick to reference as a great inspiration. His father, along with Green Turtle native Earklin McIntosh, provided him with a sound foundation and understanding as to how to be a “jack of all trades.” The skills which he has acquired are endless, having become proficient in carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, painting and tile laying. He has witnessed the marina transformed from one with only 12 slips to one that now boasts 38 slips, all which Ray helped to construct by hand. He has been instrumental in the construction of new rooms and the pool refurbishment and overseas the plant and maintenance operation for the properties reverse osmosis system. In addition to his manual duties, Raymond has a hand in the administrative duties at the resort. He carries out all the ordering of supplies for the restaurant, conducts the food and beverage inventory and assists with other administrative functions. His award follows his distinction earlier this year when he received the Cacique Award for Supervisor of the Year presented CaysFrom Page 6 by the Bahamas Hotel Association and the Ministry of Tourism. Raymond is actively involved in his church as well as community activities of New Plymouth where he donates time to painting, upgrading and repairing facilities like the government clinic, the police station and the Alton Lowe Museum. Joining in attendance at the awards ceremony to lend moral support was Green Turtle Club General Manager Lynn Johnson, Mr. Lowe’s wife and daughter and a delegation of hoteliers and others from the Bahamas, all who cheered enthusiastically when his award was announced.


Page 8 The Abaconian July 15, 2006 Dave Ralph Letters to the EditorThe Editor Says . Fishing Rules May Change August 1 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, Mirella Santillo, Vernique Russell Contributors: Clayton Curtis, Lindsey Delaplaine, Lee Pinder, Larry Smith, Garnell Stuart Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9AbacoÂ’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 MooreÂ’s Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Save Guana Cay Reef Association Solicits International SupportDear Editor, Shortly after helping convince President George Bush to create a1200-mile-long national monument to protect HawaiiÂ’s coral reefs, Jean-Michel Cousteau has turned his attention from the Pacific to the Atlantic and Caribbean to the small seven-mile-long island of Great Guana Cay, which is in grave danger of losing its coral reef and mangroves to a foreign golf course developer. Mr. Cousteau convinced the U.S. president to protect its coral heritage. Can he convince the Bahamian government that the BakerÂ’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club is simply too large a footprint for the small island of Great Guana Cay and its reef? Jean-Michel Cousteau is continuing the tradition started by his late father, the renowned underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, to advocate for the worldÂ’s oceans. When his father died in 1997, Cousteau realized that if he didnÂ’t take up the reins, there would be no one to continue his and his fatherÂ’s work. In 1999 he started Ocean Futures Society, a worldwide organization with the motto Protect the ocean and you protect yourself Currently, Ocean Futures Society is involved in several different projects, all aimed at raising awareness about the worldÂ’s oceans. Following is a letter from Jean-Michel Cousteau to the Prime Minister. To the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie Dear Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie, I have had the good fortune of traveling extensively and witnessing firsthand many coral reefs around the world. I have seen the vital connections between the health of coral reefs and the quality of peopleÂ’s lives. Coral reefs themselves are interconnected on wide geographic scales with other marine ecosystems through fish and bird migrations, the dispersal and recruitment of fish and shellfish larvae, and through people as they travel to exploit or enjoy the reefÂ’s resources. I have also observed how coastal development, deforestation, agricultural runoff, pollution, overfishing, and destructive fishing practices affect the vitality of coral reefs. And without the protection of the neighboring coral reefs, coastal communities become more vulnerable during hurricanes and will also suffer. I have received expressions of concern from some members of Ocean Futures Society that the BakerÂ’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club development may undermine the environmental health of the region, specifically affecting the nesting sea turtles of Gum-elemi Cay and to the north, and impacting the neighboring reefs adjacent to the proposed golf course. Knowing from experience that ecological consequences of very large developments that do not have strict environmental safeguards can have far reaching consequences, I urge you to review the environmental impact of this development and consider the consequences for future generations of your citizens. Coral reefs are in decline world-wide and are especially stressed in the Caribbean. In almost 50 years of exploring and filming in the Caribbean, I have seen first hand the disturbing decline in coral reef health, abundance and diversity of fish and other species. With scientific studies documenting the decline in coral coverage and the alarming increase of coral diseases, many of which are related to human development, I encourage you to carefully evaluate the environmental consequences of developing the 250-slip marina, 18-hole golf course, 70 additional residential units and associated support structures, staff housing and utility sheds. The coral reefs are not the only ecosystem that could be threatened by this development. The removal of 70 acres of coastal mangroves and estuaries, which provide an important nursery to many reef residents, will impact the residents of the neighboring reefs. Just last August I had the pleasure of working with two Goliath Grouper scientists in the Florida Keys for an upcoming television special and witnessed first hand the value of these mangrove habitats. These endangered fish spend their first four to six years in the protective roots of the coastal mangroves before venturing off into deeper waters. The State of Florida has protected this species for 12 years. But without the protection of their juvenile habitat of the mangroves, thereÂ’s little hope for full recovery. This is just one example why one needs to take into consideration all components of the ecosystem before any one is taken apart, removed or damaged. We are not an anti-development organization, but we do believe that a sustainable future depends on a partnership where ecology and economics mutually reinforce each other. This partnership cannot be successful without the local communitiesÂ’s input. This project has to be in their interest, too, to be successful in all elements of sustainable development. I call your attention to our modest resort in Fiji, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort (, that last year received Conde NastÂ’s award for the best eco resort in the world. Should your team want our thoughts on responsible development and tourism, we would be happy to respond. Please consider the impacts of this project and that whatever is done or not done will be in the interest of future generations and the environment that will support them. Sincerely, Jean-Michel Cousteau President The Hon Leslie Miller, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries accompanied Min. Bradley Roberts to North Abaco on July 7 for a contract signing in CooperÂ’s Town. While there he announced that new fishing rules should be in place for the opening of the crawfish season on August 1. The rule changes are believed to be primarily targeted to non-Bahamians. However, visitors and Bahamians should be alert for any changes to the rules. In speaking on this topic over a month ago to local fishermen, Mr. Miller noted that changes were envisioned to the bag limits allowed foreigners. For the most part, weight and fish limits are expected to be reduced from the present 20 pounds per person to 20 pounds per boat. Similar reduced bag limits are expected for conch and crawfish from six crawfish per person to six per boat. The bag limit for conch may change from ten conch per person to ten conch per boat. Foreigners may be restricted from taking crawfish from condos. These are the flat open-ended shelters placed by Bahamian fishermen to aid in their crawfishing. Condos are not traps as the crawfish are free to come and go. Bahamian fishermen have complained for years about foreigners poaching from these shelters. Suggestions were made by fishermen that these be considered as commercial devices and therefore not available for foreigners who are prohibited from commercial fishing. If this is included in any changes to the rules, foreigners may be restricted to catching crawfish on the reef and other natural habitats the crawfish use. The Bahamas government and its citizens are beginning to take a more active role in protecting their environment and resources. The two-month closed season on Nassau Grouper is one recent move in this direction. A similar closed season is under consideration to protect conch before this resource becomes endangered. Fishermen are stating that they are going further and diving deeper to harvest conch. This implies that their reproduction or population status is not as robust as previously known to be. Fishing preserves, or no-take zones, are under consideration for each major island. The original preserve on Exuma faced initial opposition by fishermen but is now accepted as a fisheries nursery supplying fish for the waters outside the preserve. The main problem seems to be finding areas suitable for the preserve concept and agreed to by local fishermen and residents. The concept is generally acceptable to everyone but the location is usually wanted somewhere else.The Broader PictureInterested persons are referred to an article on the coastal status of the United States in the July 2006 issue of the National Geographic magazine titled Loving Our Coasts to Death. It is not fair to compare The Bahamas to the United States. However, many of the issues that confront the U. S. coastal system are similar to the challenges encountered in The Bahamas. The main difference is that our resources do not permit the indepth studies and subsequent solutions to the problems. However, the problems and solutions found by others should be lessons for The Bahamas to consider. The preservation of fishing stocks is just one of the problems we face. In reality, the entire Bahamas is a coastal nation with all the coastal problems now surfacing in the United States. As our challenges are on a smaller scale, they should be easier to solve and manage. Our sub-tropical climate, proximity to the United States and vast coastal areas have developers excited over the opportunities and developmental prospects we present. It is interesting to note Bahamians on other islands taking an active interest in their surroundings. Much of the current thrust on environmental issues is coming from native residents without formal schooling in these issues, but who have a keen native sense and awareness of their surroundings. Most recently, residents on South Andros are objecting to a proposed causeway across a creek to connect settlements. They embrace the connection but want a bridge to preserve water flow, fish movement and boat access. Little Abaco was similarly connected to Great Abaco in the 1960s with a causeway. At that time little thought was given to fish nurseries, stagnant water and other issues. Replacing that causeway with a true bridge has been under consideration for many years. Hurricane reconstruction, 9/11 issues and other pressing needs have kept this replacement bridge further down on the list of necessary projects. The Bahamas will be under constant pressure from fishermen wanting to maximize their catch, local and foreign developers wanting to maximize their project, hoards of new foreign residents wanting their little place in the sun by the sea and Bahamians selling their land at high prices to those rich foreigners. We, as a nation, are becoming aware that the entire mix is inter-related. What appears to be a minor transgression to the environment is often discovered years later to alter conditions over time and which gives unintended consequences. We are impatient and tend to measure consequences by observations within a year or two. Little change gives comfort that everything is satisfactory. However, natureÂ’s changes are more often seen over decades and on a grander scale. It will be our children or grandchildren who will contend with the effects of our policies of today. Our eyes have been opened by recent hurricanes affecting the Northern Bahamas and those which battered the U.S. Gulf Coast last year. It is apparent that we cannot hide from Mother Nature. Our forefathers understood this concept years ago, they lived with nature, they did not alter it. Civilization today does not allow us that option but our footprints in the sand must be made carefully. Our extensive low coastal areas are vulnerable although reefs and mangroves offer natural protection. Our marine harvesting cannot continue to expand without thought to the future. On land, sound construction practices must prevail. More thought must be given to the long range effects of human expansion whether from population growth, foreign investment or the harvesting and management of our few natural resources.


July 15, 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 By Larry Smith M r. 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 ( After two closed seasons for the Nassau grouper, reports are mixed about the ban’s effectiveness. “Fishermen generally observed the closure,” said Fisheries Director Mike Braynan. “But we were hoping that more restaurants would have taken grouper off their menus temporarily.” And there was concern about poaching. “Fishermen are willing to protect their stocks and their livelihood with closed seasons, but not if other Bahamians, Americans and Dominicans can get away with poaching,” Casuarina McKinney of the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) told Soft Call. “I think that while there are some complaints, most fishermen realise that the closure needs to take place, and they would like to see more enforcement.” BREEF was established in 1994 by Sir Nicholas Nuttall and has been a tireless promoter of marine conservation. BREEF was one of the chief architects of the ban on grouper fishing during the critical winter spawning season. Nassau grouper is commercially extinct throughout the Caribbean, and its survival here is threatened by over fishing. When the fish congregate to breed at specific locations during the winter, they are easy targets. The Bahamas was the first country to protect grouper spawning aggregations when the sites off High Cay, Andros, were declared off limits in 1998. In 2004-2005, after years of lobbying by conservationists and fishery managers, the government made it illegal to capture, buy or sell grouper from mid-December to midFebruary. And that general ban was re-imposed last winter. According to Director Braynen, “We have to control fishing now so that there can be fishing in the future.” Which leads to the question of what has happened to the much-publicised, five-yearold decision to set up a network of protected areas throughout the country to protect our marine resources? In 2000 the Ingraham government agreed in principle to set aside 20 per cent of our 100,000 square miles of ocean as a network of no-take reserves – heeding the best advice of marine scientists worldwide. The intention was to create five reserves immediately – at Bimini, the Berry Islands, Abaco, South Eleuthera and Exuma – and for the past several years the Department of Fisheries has been consulting with local communities. But this is a complex and thankless task since Family Islanders regard their fishing grounds almost as generation property. “The proposed reserves are not legal entities and precise boundaries were never determined,” Mr. Braynen told Soft Call recently. “We have been trying to firm up the government’s commitment, but it is a difficult and time-consuming process.” In addition to technical research, dozens of meetings have been held with fishermen and civic leaders throughout the islands. The results have been distilled into a 58-page document that is under consideration by Cabinet. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. “The big question is, who will be responsible for management of these areas,” Mr. Braynen said. “The Department of Fisheries would need a lot more staff and equipment. And a new entity would require even more money. We have to look at international funding sources like the United Nations Environment Programme.” A marine reserve is not the same as a national park. Experts say fisheries protection requires a complete ban on any kind of use, including recreational diving, so locating areas with all the right characteristics that are acceptable to competing interests is tricky. But there is no question that this is the way to go if we want to maintain even a semblance of the lifestyle we enjoy today. When properly enforced, such notake zones provide refuges where species and habitats can recover from fishing pressure. Today, there are few areas of the ocean that are beyond the reach of modern technology. That’s why scientists are urging countries to implement large-scale networks of reserves as the best way to halt the dramatic decline of global fisheries. And that’s no exaggeration. Experts say only a fraction of large predatory commercial fish like tuna are left in the sea after a half century of industrialised fishing. Many traditional fisheries have been wiped out and about three quarters of all marine stocks are now fully exploited, overexploited or depleted. There are growing concerns, too, about the health of entire ocean ecosystems the complex web of plants and animals interacting in their associated non-living environment. In The Bahamas, coastal development can destroy mangrove wetlands (which act as fish nurseries) and pollute near shore reefs where adult fish live. Over fishing is eliminating spawning aggregations of groupers while slow-moving conch are under heavy pressure in shallow waters. Since these are the favourite foods of most Bahamians, protecting them makes sense. And even migratory species, such as the tuna and billfish that are key features of our sportfishing industry, could benefit from reserves in areas where they are highly vulnerable, such as nursery grounds or aggregation sites. The best approach – experts say is to control destructive fishing methods like longlining, legislate closed seasons and size limits and create a network of reserves. By protecting and restoring the productive capacity of marine ecosystems, reserves make other fishery management tools much more effective. Inside reserves, populations expand and individuals live longer, grow larger and reproduce more, while eggs, larvae and fish spill over into unprotected areas. In fact, reserves are said to be most effective for small scale tropical fisheries like those in The Bahamas – even for more mobile species like lobster. Scientists have calculated that the benefits develop within two to five years after establishment of the reserves and continue to build for decades. The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park – which became a no-take zone in 1986 – is a good example. It now holds thriving populations of fish, conch and lobster that are expanding to areas outside the park. For example, groupers tagged in the park have been found 150 miles away. And scientists estimate that the population density of animals within a reserve is three times higher than in unprotected areas while their average weight is four times higher. So there is no argument about the benefits. Experts say each major island in The Bahamas should have at least one nearby marine reserve to act as a fishery replenishment zone. Most of the opposition falls into the category of “not in my back yard.” “Politicians are naturally concerned about popular opinion,” said Mike Braynen. “And opinion can vary widely even on small islands. On Abaco, for example, one party threatened to dynamite the reef if we picked a particular site. On Bimini, opinions for and against seem to change every time you ask. On Exuma there is strong opposition to any reserve around Lee Stocking Island, and we have had to look at more outlying areas.” That’s why some are calling for a more muscular top-down approach by the government. After years of consultation and dithering, hard decisions must be made, they argue. The results may not be perfect, but it will be a lot better than doing nothing. The two-month grouper closure is an example. Clearly this ban is only partly effective, but many fishermen did stop targeting grouper and some restaurants did take it off their menus temporarily. Compliance by the food service industry would go a long way towards making the ban more effective. But there’s still the big question of enforcement. There should be no boat anchoring in a reserve and fishing, dredging, diving or otherwise disturbing marine life and habitats must be prohibited. At present, the Defence Force is our only agency with significant maritime capabilities; but when its patrol craft are actually operating, they are fully occupied with the fight against illegal immigrants. In New Zealand, reserves are often protected by honorary rangers (in addition to police and fisheries officers) and managed by local councils. But the fishermen and communities have to buy in to the concept for it to be effective. And that often means finding the right incentives. Currently, the Soft Call only incentive here is to go out and kill as many fish as possible. In New England, where a few decades ago you could easily find 50-year-old lobsters weighing up to 30 pounds, scientists estimate that most lobsters today are caught within a year after they reach the legal minimum size at about age six. The situation is similar here, where crawfish were once so abundant they were considered a trash food, but now are fully exploited and command extraordinary prices. These issues are under investigation by something called the Bahamas Biocomplexity Project, a five-year study that lives up to its name. It is headed by Dr. Dan Brumbaugh of the American Museum of Natural History ( and is funded by a $2.5 million grant from the US National Science Foundation. The project involves a variety of institutions – including the College of the Bahamas, the Caribbean Marine Research Institute and the University of Miami in an ambitious effort to synthesize data from a variety of disciplines (including oceanography, marine ecology, anthropology and economics) to figure out how to design effective marine reserve networks. “In addition to looking at how single protected areas may influence ecological and human dynamics, we are also looking at the (larger) ecosystem—how the living fabric of habitats, organisms and human uses function across the shallow banks of the Bahamas,” Dr. Brumbaugh said. This research will hopefully underpin decision-making in The Bahamas and contribute to the science of conserving marine ecosystems worldwide. It is a worthwhile goal. And simply looking the other way will result in the loss of many things we currently hold dear. B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdTel: 367.2798 Fax: 367.5098


Page 10 The Abaconian July 15, 2006 Located at waterfront on Marsh Harbour strip Marsh Harbour, AbacoOpen 11 am until 7 days a week Happ Happ Happ Happ Happ y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y y y y y Phone: (242) 367-2278 North AbacoBy Vernique Russell North Abaco ReporterPassengers Want Better Ferry ServicePinder’s Ferry Boat Services has provided passenger service between McLean’s Town and Crown Haven for the past few years; however, passengers are growing very concerned about their safety and security when traveling aboard the ferry services. Recently the ferry has been experiencing a lot of mechanical difficulties, and safety measures for passengers are almost none existence if any at all. On July 5th the ferry boat was having engine troubles, forcing the driver to stop in the middle of nowhere to await assistance from another boat. Finally, the other boat arrived and passengers had to transfer to the next boat without any life jackets. This brought about massive concerns from the passengers on board, for children were also among the passengers. When passengers thought it was okay to let their guard down and feel secure, it started to rain. The boats are not equipped to provide adequate shelter for inclement weather; there is absolutely no shelter from the rain, no rain coats, no umbrellas, nothing. Besides, there being no shelter on board the boats, there is insufficient shelter at both ports of entry to accommodate passengers. Another matter of concern is the time schedule. Passengers feels that the time schedule needs to be revised and changed to be more convenient for passengers. Passengers are becoming disgusted by the situation and would like to see improvements made in the very near future. “Fees have increased recently so service should step up also,” said one passenger. Upon completion of a recent survey, results shows that passengers are not satisfied with the level of service from the company; they feel that much more can and should be done.CongratulationsThe communities of North Abaco congratulate all of the graduates of 2006 in the primary schools, high schools and at college and university levels. Congratulations are also extended to students who performed exceptionally well during the school year. We encourage you to continually strive for the best and always put your best foot forward.Making a DifferenceIt takes a village to raise a child, and Godfrey Rolle Jr. is playing a vital role ensuring that the young men in Treasure Cay stay on the right pathway. Godfrey has been offering a basketball camp for young boys and teenagers between the ages of 5-17. The kids assemble on Saturday mornings and Sunday evening to enhance their basketball skills. The program has been in operation for three years, and the boys are most appreciative and the results evidently beneficial. Young men have grown through this program, developing their skills and landing scholarships. Last year, Vonrico Toote started at Sunland Christian School, and this year he will be joined by Toran Russell; both are products of the camp offered by Godfrey Rolle. Keep up the good work, Godfrey, your labor is surely not in vain. Indeed, you are making a difference in the community of Treasure Cay.Father of the YearLast month Father’s Day was observed, and the members of Full Gospel Assembly of God in Treasure Cay honored Gary Hudson Sr. as father of the year. Bro. Gary; as he is affectionately called, has been doing an excellent job as a father not just to his kids but to many in the community. Every Sunday young men of all ages look forward to an exciting evening at the basketball court because they know he is committed to the work he started with them. He has really taken on the role “daddy” to many kids and young adults who have an absentee father, and he became an adopted father to those who have. He is a listening ear to who gives advice and doesn’t despise The Department of Cooperative Development of the Ministry of Local Government and Consumer Affairs in conjunction with the Bahamas Cooperative League Limited held an awards luncheon at the British Colonial Hotel on June 26 as part of activities celebrating the 32nd annual Cooperative Month. Five persons were honoured for their contributions to The Bahamas Cooperative League. Mr. Burnell Parker of Little Abaco was one of the honourees for his contribution to the North Abaco Fishing Cooperative Society. He is shown on the left with his trophy. Others in the photo are Cheryl Bowe-Moss; His Excellency A. Leonard Archer, honoree; the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, Minister of Local Government and Consumer Affairs. North Abaco News Please see North Page 11


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 Blue Sky GALLERYOriginal Art Prints Framing Originals byLou Lihou Anne Ray Malcolm Rae William Johnson Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody Photography by TuppyLocal Artists Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Lori Thompson Dion Lewis Colyn Rees Located Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourTel: 367.0579 you regardless of your choices and mistakes. He is indeed, worthy, to be crowned Father of the Year. Congratulations, Bro. Gary, and keep up the good work; the boys are depending on you.Treasure Cay Wins Sandy Point TournamentOn June 4th a dedication including a basketball tournament was held in honor of the opening of a basketball court in Sandy Point. Three teams from Treasure Cay participated in the tournament. They played in the under 10, under 14 and under 16 divisions. The team from the under 10 division won in their division and are the reigning champions. MVP was none other than Godfrey Rolle III. Congratulations, Coach Godfrey, and the More North Abaco News NorthFrom Page 10 guys for a job well done. You surely made us proud.Youth Alive!Calling all youths, calling all youth to be revived, restored and rejuvenated at Youth Alive. The Youth Department of the Church of God Cathedral in Cooper’s Town will be hosting Youth Alive 2006 on July 23rd-July 29th under the theme Empowering Youths for The Mission This event promises to be exciting and spiritfilled, as the Spirit of the Lord comes down. During the day Vacation Bible School will be held from 9-12 and the revival services will be held in the evenings beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker for this event is Evangelist Cogan and others. On July 29 Bakers Stadium, the baseball diamond at Cooper’s Town, is the place you would want to be for a Gospel Concert featuring Mr. Lynx and friends, and other local talents. Tickets are on sale for the concert at $10. An invitation is extended to youths all over the island of Abaco. Come and be blessed of the Lord for this is an event you can’t afford to miss. See you there at Youth Alive 2006!Fund Raiser Was SuccessfulOn June 24th the Church of God Cathedral in Cooper’s Town held a fund raiser in aide of their building fund in the form of a concert featuring the Vision Brothers of Nassau, The New Direction of Treasure Cay and JC, the Precha Boy and others. The crowd filled the edifice and was well entertained by all the groups. Tickets for the event were a donation of $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The committee wishes to thank you the public who contributed to making the event a grand success.Administrator for North Abaco is LeavingAfter two years of dedicated and committed service to the communities of North Abaco, Administrator Donald Cash is leaving the Family Island to return to Nassau. For the last 10 years he has been away from his family to serve his country on various islands. “I’m going home to be with my wife,” he stated. On July 9th he made his final appearance as Administrator at the North Abaco Independence Service at Mount Hope. He thanked the people of the community, local government and clergy for working along with him during his time here. He will be replaced by Theophilus Cox from South NorthFrom Page 12 Treasure Cay youth participated in a basketball tournament hosted by Sandy Point. The boys 10 and under won top place and are shown with their trophies.


Page 12 The Abaconian July 15, 2006Eleuthera. He asked the congregation to “treat Mr. Cox as I was treated.” Mr. Cash has left a legacy behind as he lived a life of holiness, both at church and in his place of work. The staff vowed to continue what he has started. Mr. Cash is scheduled to leave on July 20th. Farewell, Mr. Cash. The communities of North Abaco will forever be grateful to you for the works you have started and done among us. Your presence here has truly made a difference. All the best to you and your family, and may God keep and guide you.Baby AnnouncementsOn the morning of May 31 Baby Andrew Micah Russell was born to proud parents Mark and Andrea Russell of Treasure Cay. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Russell, on your bundle of joy. Baby Jael Stephen Joel Johnson made his presence felt on June 22nd. Baby Jael was born to proud parents Stephen and Janet Johnson. Congratulations on the little man.Wedding BlissFor everything there is a season under the heavens. On July 8th at the St. Andrew’s Baptist Church in Fire Road Mr. Stanford McIntosh of Fire Road and Ms. Alexious Clarke of Grand Bahama were joined together in holy matrimony. Officiating was Rev. Eulin McIntosh. The couple will reside in Fire Road. Congratulations.Independence CelebrationsBy Vernique Russell North Abaconians gathered at New Hope Baptist Church on July 9 to observe our country’s 33rd anniversary of Independence under the theme Past, Present and Future, a Bahamian Culutrama The service was followed by a flag raising ceremony at the Estmargeo Park. The moderator for this event was Rev. Burnell Parker of Revival Time Pentecostal Church in Crown Haven. After the welcome address by Mrs. Velty Carey, the crowd was fired up and proud to be Bahamians. Many talents were displayed and words of wisdom shared but indeed every person present would agree that the highlight of the service was the message that was delivered by Rev. Stafford Symonette of Full Gospel Assembly, Treasure Cay. In his message Rev. Symonette pointed out ills of society that need to be addressed to fully restore The Bahamas to God’s people. “We need to wake up and correct the ills of this nation by rooting out the sins of gambling, incest, homosexuality and drug trafficking. From Parliament to the ghetto, we got to root these sins out.” Another area that Rev. Symonette declared needs to be addressed is capital punishment, stating that “the laws of the land must be carried out.” Rev. Symonette reminded the congregation, “God chose this Bahamaland to be an example in the region.” At 12 o’clock midnight the flag was raised as the National Anthem was sung. Following the service and flag rising, refreshments were served.Wall of FameDuring the Independence service at Mount Hope persons were identified from each settlement in Northern Abaco to be honored for their contribution in their community. The honorees were selected based on their contribution through community service or religious contribution. A wall of fame will be established in every settlement in the North and another honoree will be added every year. This year’s honorees were: Godfrey Rolle Jr. Treasure Cay Com munity Service Benjamin Cornish Blackwood Commu nity Service Adeline McIntosh Fire Road Commu nity Service Alfred MurrayCooper’s TownCommu nity Service Rev. Dr. Allan J. Mills Cedar HarbourReligion More North Abaco News NorthFrom Page 11 Please see North Page 13 2006 ADWORKSSALES OFFICES: NASSAU, FREEPO RT, ABACO & ELEUTHERA CORPORATE CENTRE: EAST BAY STREET, NASSAU P.O. BOX SS 6232 INSURANCE COMPANY Congratulations to this year's winners in Family Guardian's Annual Calendar Photo Contest. The 14 winning photographs will appear in the company's 2007 Calendar, "A Celebration of Nature." Sara Appleton Jack Hardy Timothy Higgs (2) Linda Huber Ronald Lightbourn (2) David McGorrin Family Guardian congratulates all participants in the annual photo contest who together submitted 350 entries. Photographers are invited to collect their entries at Family Guardian's Corporate Centre, East Bay guardians calendar photo winners Alexander Paul Eric Rose Roland Rose Michael Toogood (2) Nancy Young


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 Full range of Johnson two stroke and four stroke Evinrude outboard engines from 2hp to 250hp at lower than US prices Up to three year warranty • Extensive parts Inventory • Factory trained mechanics Dry boat storageAssociated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Dolphin MarineGreen T urtle Cay 242.365.4262 Island MarineP arrot Cay 242.366.0282 Roberts MarineGreen Turtle Cay242.365.4249 Sea Horse MarineHope Town242.365.0023 Fishermans MarineL ong Island 242.337.6226 Minns Watersports Exuma 242.336.2604 OBS MarineFreeport24 2.352-9246 Authorized Distributor THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 E-mail: Rev. Ezekiel McIntosh Wood Cay Reli gion Jonathan Curry Mount Hope Commu nity Service Daniel (Danny) ParkerFox Town Com munity Service Nathan Rolle Crown Haven Community Service A gala banquet is being planned to present the honorees with their plaque and certificates; however, a date has not yet been confirmed. Congratulations to all of the honorees for making a difference.Fund Raiser Was SuccessfulThe final fund raiser for the North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat Races was a grand success. The fund raiser was held in the form of a beach picnic and well attended by Abaconians. Attendees were able to get a taste of what the power boat races will be like as six boats were present putting on a show. The committee wishes to extend a special thank you to all of you who came out and supported them in their ventures.North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat RaceOn July 21st-23rd all roads lead to Regatta Village at the Treasure Cay ferry landing for the first Annual North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat Races. On July 20st the festival will kick off with a Gospel concert featuring the sounds of Gospel reggae artist Mr. Lynx of Grand Bahama, Dunamas Sounds, Christian Massive of Nassau and many more. On July 21nd it’s all about being proud to be a Bahamian as KB, Ira Storr and The Spank Band along with other Bahamian talents light up the stage for a grand Bahamian Cultural Explosion. On your mark, ready, set, go! Saturday, the 22nd, will be the day for action, action and more action. The boats will hit the water and the gun will sound for racing time. Who will be the champ? Be there to find out. That evening the awards ceremony will be held and then it will be time to let down your hair and party with the committee. There will be food, entertainment for the family and fun, fun, fun. Come out and get your conch salad, conch fritters, crab n rice, peas n rice, fried fish, crack conch, fried chicken, guava duff, pies, breads and much, much more. This is an event you just can’t afford to miss. Make plans to be there because it’s definitely going down.A Queen of Our OwnDuring the week of July 3rd-8th excited campers attended Camp Abaco’s Junior Camp for children between the ages of seven and nine years. The highlight of Camp Abaco is the banquet and campaignMore North Abaco News NorthFrom Page 12 ing to be crowned king or queen. This year the queen crowned is from Treasure Cay and is none other than the lovely Megan Bootle daughter of Clifton and Charmaine Bootle of Treasure Cay. Congratulations, Queen Megan, and continue to shine. A tank truck holding 9000 gallons of diesel overturned at the corner of the road turning into the Treasure Cay ferry dock, spilling all its contents. No one was hurt seriously in the accident. The truck was headed to Green Turtle Cay with fuel for BEC’s back-up generator there. None of the spill went into the water. Megan Bootle Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe toThe AbaconianToday


Page 14 The Abaconian July 15, 2006 July 15, 2006 Vol. One Issue SevenQuestions? Comments? Let us know at The Bahamas Telecommunications Company LimitedCALL BTC (225-5282) www.btcbahamas.comExecutives, Senior Managers and Managers of The Bahamas T elecommunications Company Ltd (BTC) participated in a Leadership Skills Workshop hosted by the Executive Management of BTC. T he event which was held at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel on July 4th and 5th, focused on Leadership Skills and encouraged participants to challenge themselves in becoming better leaders within the organization. BTC used the event as an opportunity to motivate employees and encourage them to display positive attitudes towards their staff. During the welcome address Ms. Helene Ferguson, VP Human Resources, Training and Safety, stated that she hoped the presentations and information sharing would enable the workshop attendees to establish a clear direction for the persons reporting to them. She said, "The purpose of this workshop is to implement action plans that build commitment to the transformation process amongst your staff, ensure execution through effective processes and create change." Chris Justilen, Motivational Speaker and Music Lecturer at T he College of The Bahamas (COB), gave an interactive presentation on the true meaning of "Teamwork". Mr. Justilen reiterated that as managers communication is essential especially the use of listening skills. He said "As managers you must be able to recognize the subtle differences between each staff member, as a leader you must be able to embrace change, adapt, be knowledgeable and accountable. Finally, as a manager you must display a positive attitude and look forward to coming to work each day because subordinates follow by example." Mr. Gregory Bethel Chairman, Board of Directors BTC, informed participants that not all managers are leaders but, possess the skills to influence individuals in their immediate environment. Mr. Bethel reminded managers that BTC is a company for the people and that everything that is done within the organization is a reflection of them. He encouraged each manager to have key objectives that they wish to achieve throughout the year, as part of their career development. Keynote speaker Dr. Myles Munroe encouraged participants to be stead fast in their pursuit in making BTC the wireless, broadband, internet & entertainment company and unleash the best in their employees. The workshop was just one of the many initiatives that BTC has planned for its staff to encourage, inform and motivate them within the company. Pictured are Janet Brown (left), BTC Marketing & PR and Tellis Symonette (right), VP Wireless & Internet. BTC managers enjoying a fun moment during the Managers Seminar held at the Hilton on July 5th. Chris Justilien, COB lecturer (left), Dr. Myles Munroe, Bahamas Faith Ministries (center) and Mr. Leon Williams (right), Acting President & CEO, BTC have a quick discussion before Dr. Munroe takes the stage to do his dynamic presentation to BTC's Executives and managers. Wade Babb, BTC Grand Bahama and Alban Smith IT Enterprise Service & Support are pictured as they listen intently to Chris Justilien's presentation. Mr. Gregory Bethel, Executive chairman, BTC Board of Directors is pictured during his informative and enlightening presentation. BTC Managers Take Part in Leadership Skills Workshop BTC Managers Take Part in Leadership Skills Workshop


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Page 16 The Abaconian July 15, 2006 Hunters Asked for Views on ParkBy Samantha V. Evans On July 3 a Management Planning Meeting for hunters was held at the Court House in Marsh Harbour. Attorney Perciles Maillis from Nassau and former President of The Bahamas National Trust presented at the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to hear from the hunters so that a Management Plan for the Abaco National Park can be prepared and submitted to the Bahamas National Trust with rules and dates that hunters can live with, that will protect bird watchers and tourists as well as preserve the Abaco parrot and other birds that live in the Abaco National Park. The people writing the Management Plan for Abaco want to hear from the estimated 300-400 hunters on Abaco. Mr. Maillis said that the Bahamas National Trust promised the government that the park will help the Abaco tourism economy because many people would enjoy seeing the park, go on nature walks, have family picnics and go bird watching but they need to know that they are safe during hunting season. The park is to be used by people of The Bahamas. The people who fund these types of ventures want to know how it will help the local people. He continued that the park is supposed to be for enjoyment of people and not a “no take zone” as in Exuma. This is not what parks are meant to be, he said. He told the hunters that in the next five years they can look to see new developments in the southern areas of Abaco where they go pigeon hunting. It is important that a plan is put in place now to see how they can get more green land to add to the park so that the birds can have enough food and shelter. The forests are valuable to the parrots also because during breeding season, parrots feed on the seeds from the pine trees, and they nest in the limestone cavities on the grounds of the pine forest. The property on the southern side of the park is all private down to the lighthouse. The Bahamas National Park will have to seek zoning from the government or buy more property for the park so that they can have some say in what happens around the park when these new developers follow through with their plans. Mr. Maillis asked the hunters to give suggestions. This will ensure that their views and recommendations are included in the Management Plan. The hunters stated that their needs to be enforcement at the park. He responded that they would like to get to the point where they can hire Wardens as in Inagua. The hunters also suggested that they find a way for development to take place without losing natural resources. Where Baker’s Bay is developing now was one of the best places to go crabbing. To prevent losing more valuable places to hunt or to go shooting, they need to put rules in place. They talked about the pigs, raccoons, wild Boars and red ants that destroy a lot of the vegetation and kills young chicks. Hunters suggested making hunting seasonal in and out of the Park because if it wasn’t for them hunting wild Boars in particular, the Park would not be manageable. Everyone agreed that it is important to preserve the natural resources of Abaco so that they can continue to do what they love – hunt! Mr. Maillis and his team wrote down all of their suggestions and recommendations so that they can be presented to the Management Planning Committee.Senator Zonicle Speaks at PLP Women MeetingBy Samantha V. Evans On June 29th the PLP Women’s Branch in Marsh Harbour welcomed Senator, the Hon. Paulette Zonicle, as their guest Central Abaco News Mr. Pericles Maillis met with Abaco hunters to discuss ways to protect the Abaco National Park while allowing hunters to continue hunting there. He is shown here with Daron Albury of Marsh Harbour, an avid hunter. The meeting closed abruptly when the electricty went off. Senator, the Hon. Paulette Zonicle spoke to the PLP women of Central Abaco on June 26. She encouraged the women to be active in politics, to educate their children and to work toward bettering their lives. Please see Central Page 17


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It is beautiful and great opportunities are there, but we have to teach the children to become environmentalists and not just doctors and lawyers. She said that she is from a large family that was poor. But her parents made sure that everyone of their children went to college. Her parents saw to it that all of them had a good education. She encouraged the women to do the same. It doesn’t matter how you start; what matters is how you finish. She remembers days when she held on to a ten-dollar bill so long while in college that it started to change color. She remembers doing odd jobs to make ends meet. She babysat, bar tended, washed dishes in restaurants, whatever it took. She was determined to make it. Now look at her today. She told parents that it can be done! She told the women that she wants to know how they feel about what is happening around them and on their jobs. Are they being paid and treated fairly, she asked. The responses were mixed. However, many persons had concerns that there is no institution of higher learning here especially since the demand is so great. Persons complained about the inconsistency of the College of the Bahamas office here and the fact that they never seem to complete any courses started because the lecturers stop coming. The senator said that this is a situation that will take sometime to iron out, but it will be done. Other school facilities are also needed for them to upgrade themselves so that they are not continually passed over when promotions become available. Other complaints concerned the building of a straw market, a union for taxi drivers, ill treatment of locals by foreigners in the health profession and in education, and programs to help the youth.Wine Tasting at A& K Liquor StoreBy Mirella Santillo What better way is there to celebrate a country’s independence than to indulge in the bounties of that land? That was the idea behind the wine tasting that took place on July 7 at the A& K Liquor Store in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Barry Whiting, Burns House General Manager for Abaco, explained, “The tasting was a combination of belated Fourth of July celebration and a way to celebrate the Regatta Time on Abaco race week.” There was a moment of worry as the shop was suddenly bathed in darkness when the power went off. Staff in charge of the tasting were seeing to the last details and guests were starting to arrive. Fortunately, it was a short outage that did not affect the event. Ms. Therese Demeritte, a Burns House’s brand representative, had come from Nassau especially for the occasion. As the Distribution Manager for wines produced in the New World, she was greeting people at the door, handing them a list of the wines, all produced in The United States, which would be sampled during the evening. Two additional Burns House’s representatives from Nassau, Ms. Cara Seymour and Mr. Wendell Seymour, also attended to the guests. Five white wines, four Chardonnays and a Sauvignon Blanc, and seven red wines, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, were soon swirling in the guests’ glasses. The vineyards were impressive: Blackstone, BV, Camelot and KendallJackson, and opinions were soon professed as people tried the wines and immediately placed orders for their favorites. All the wines to be sampled were offered at a 30 percent discount for that evening only. As the evening progressed, chaffing dishes were brought over from Mangoes Restaurant that was catering the food and soon delicious aromas filled the store. Fish bites, conch fritters, chicken wings and mixed fruits accompanied the wines. Three sparkling wines were also on the list, but they did not raise as much interest as the red or white wines. It was never an elbow to elbow crowd, but people kept on coming steadily, sampling and buying. The store manager, Mr. Kirk Albury, said that the evening was very successful as many who visited the store bought rather large amounts of the wines they had sampled.Independence CelebrationBy Mirella Santillo Much was planned for this year’s Independence celebration in Central Abaco which was to take place on July 8 at Goombay Park. By seven o’clock, in spite of heavy clouds, Mr. Revis Rolle, Senior Administrator, Mr. Gary Sawyer, Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Tourism’s Director, Mr. William Swain, a few vendors and a few visitors had arrived as well as the Youth Community Police Marching Band and the DJ. However, a half hour later a downpour had everybody taking refuge under the only tent. The optimists swore it was going to clear up while the others were thinking of postponing the event. While people were debating and waiting, the Marching Band pull out their instruments and bravely played a few tunes until the decision was made to pack up when it became obvious that the weather would not abate. By dusk Goombay Park was empty. More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 17 Guests enjoyed the social atmosphonere as well as the wines offered at the recent wine tasting at A & K Liquor Store in Marsh Harbour. Here two guests talk with Ms. Theresa Deremeritte, Burns House brand representative who was present at the event.


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Government money did not help to purchase the flags; the business community of Marsh Harbour donated the money for the flags and decorations. I do not know if many Bahamians understand the value and importance of freedom in this modern day society. Some students go through their entire school life and never visit another Bahamian island. But if you come to the beautiful island of Abaco, you will see the Independence spirit evident from the airport round about to the center of town and beyond. It is indeed a beautiful sight. When we see the Bahamian flag flying high, I wonder how many of us really know the significance of the flag, its history and how it ended up evolving into its present look. The idea of flying a flag high derived from the requirements of ancient warfare and the battlefield. Shields were painted with the emblems to identify a friend or an enemy. Warriors needed to know where their leaders were. Hence, the custom of carrying a pole was adopted. An emblem such as a shield, animal or religious device was attached to the pole for identification. The emblems were also used to identify and to cover suits of armor; hence, Coats of Arms were created. These emblems were the forerunners of modern flags. The Romans were the first to use a cloth flag which were square and fastened to a cross bar on a spear. The idea of fastening a flag to the side of a pole soon followed. Bahamian flag etiquette is very strict, and it is essential that flag protocols and rules are followed correctly. Basic flag etiquette applies to all nations. The national flag of The Bahamas should never be flown above another national flag on the same pole as this would suggest superiority or inferiority of one flag over another. The Bahamian flag should never be allowed to drag along the ground. A damaged or soiled flag must be taken down and replaced with a new flag. Such a flag should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning in private with all due care and responsibility. Special care must be given to ensure that the Bahamian flag is flown the correct way up. No disrespect should ever be shown to the Bahamian flag. It should never be fastened, displayed, or stored in such a manner as to damage it in any way. It should be hoisted first and lowered last. It is hoped that as we celebrate independence and see our flag hoisted that we would have a better understanding of how the entire possess came to be and the significance of our flag. This flag is one of our symbols of freedom; and we should always be reminded that when we disrespect our flag in anyway, we are showing disrespect to our country and are not acting in a spirit of love and pride for our beloved Bahamas. 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Page 20 The Abaconian July 15, 2006 The Macedonian CallBy: Clayton N. Curtis “…Come over into Macedonia, and help us.” Acts 16:9 During the early days of the 1st Century church, the Apostle Paul was told in a vision to go into Macedonia and preach the gospel of salvation. Fast-forward now to the 21st Century and the Macedonian Call has taken on a totally new perspective – it is an appeal for assistance in various forms of mission and ministry and can be associated with any type of stewardship. Against this backdrop, the “call” went out from Fr. Earl Hepburn and the congregation of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in March Harbour. It went to the Anglican Church Men (ACM) of Grand Bahama to come over and help with the reconstruction of the parish church. This call was answered by Mr. Fletcher McIntosh, who is both a member of the ACM of St. Jude’s in Smith’s Point, Grand Bahama, and a building contractor. The ACM of St. Jude has already earned a reputation for being builders. Through a self-help project, they have constructed a parish hall and community centre for their church. They are fortunate to have a number of their members who are skilled in various aspects of the construction industry, and have, in recent years, assisted persons with the repairs to their homes, primarily after the passage of major hurricanes. Mr. McIntosh assembled a team of eight workers who traveled to Abaco during the double holiday weekend of June 3 – 5. They were joined by three friends of Fr. Hepburn who came in from New Providence to assist with the project. “…I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease…” (Nehemiah 6:3) was the mind set and focus of the weekend. The group of twelve men were successful in erecting the interior and perimeter walls and pouring the columns of the building. They took full advantage of the weather conditions and the long summer days in order to make tremendous strides in such a relatively short space of time. Although Mr. McIntosh appeared to be a harsh task master at times, a spirit of camaraderie developed between the men from Grand Bahama and those from New Providence, with each group urging the other on to complete the task at hand. The ladies of the church kept the men fully nourished so that the pace did not slacken. Fr. Hepburn was more that pleased with the amount of work that was accomplished over the weekend and expressed his gratiChurch Crew Assists with Construction A construction crew from the Anglican Church Men of Grand Bahama has assisted in the construction of the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour. They were here the beginning of June and hope to return this month. tude for the assistance given. For his part, Fletcher McIntosh, who is a native of Abaco, said he would like to see a greater emphasis placed on self-help projects within the diocese which could save the churches a lot of money. Earlier in the year, the Diocesan Council of the Anglican Church Men chose “Stewardship” as the theme of their annual conference and the men of Grand Bahama have put this into action. Back in 2001 they launched a programme called “GONE MMAD” which is an acronym for “Men Making A Difference.” They have held a number of projects and events within their respective parishes as well as the wider community. These activities include work with the youth, the elderly, public forums and outreach such as the reconstruction of this church in March Harbour. The men plan to return to Abaco during the month of July, when it is hoped that the new roof will be put in place. The current status of the Anglicn Church is shown here. It is on the same location as the original church. Services are being held temporarily in the Parish Hall adjacent to the church.


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 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 By Mirella Santillo Once more summer festivities are under way with Junkanoo attractions every other Friday and on July 7th many were they, a prelude to the Independence festivities that were to take place the following day. Master of Ceremony, Shelly Austin, outdid herself once again, not only keeping the audience abreast of the coming attractions, but also inviting the public to take part in the festivities and throwing a roll of the hips when the music was particularly inviting! DJ Armando, Antonio and Calvin kept the sound blasting until the rake and scape band of Ophie and the Boys took the stage. The vendors were all set up in their booths: Lovely Island Tings with a colorful display of straw articles, Yvonne Stuart offering a choice of Bahamian delicacies from wild boar to fried fish, Kirk, da Conch Man, chopping ingredients for fresh conch salad, Tia Rolle with all the dishes of a full Bahamian dinner, a pop corn and snow cone stand, a daiquiri stand and two bars operated by service club volunteers. At dusk a good crowd had arrived, patronizing the stands, eating and drinking, while waiting for the attractions to start. Abaco Teen of the Year competition started the performances with rock singer James Sands, followed by The Spring City Rockers, who put on a colorful display with their Junkanoo rush. After the second teen competition, the Backyard Quadrille Dancers, accompanied by Ophie and the Boys, took the stage and put on a fantastic performance of old Bahamian dancing. Mark Adderley, an Abaco native, along with several performers from Freeport entertained with their lively dancing. Their group was formed ten years ago, when they were asked to put on a show at the Rand Hospital where most of them worked. They chose Quadrille Dancing which was a popular dance at the time of slavery. The slaves copied the dances of the masters adapting them to their rhythms, explained Mr. Francis. The group is usually hired by the Ministry of Tourism in Freeport to perform weekly and during Summer Goombay. It is their second visit to Abaco. The evening unrolled with teen contestant number three. Ira Storr and the Spank Band with singer Terez Hepburn was next. That lady who entertains in Nassau at Breezes and Sandals, is a regular visitor t Abaco. “I have come many times to Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay and Green Turtle Cay ,” she said It is no wonder that she is so popular. She kept the audience enthralled for close to an hour with her songs and her jokes! She finally surrendered the stage to KB who is a favorite of Abaconians, but not for good, as Terez Hepburn joined him for the Grand Finale. Guests were treated to welcome bracelets and T shirts during the evening by various members of the Ministry of Tourism including the Abaco Director, Ms. Jeritzan Outten, who organizes the event. The evening was a great success Goombay was patronized by locals and tourists alike. Cars of locals were lining the road all the way past the Police Station. The mood was jolly and all present enjoyed the festivities that preceded the long holiday weekend. Junkanoo Rush Is Feature of Summer Festival Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour came to life on July 7 with the third Junkanoo festival of this season. The park has booths that were offering food, crafts and other displays. A new addition this year is a board walk joining the booths and also providing seating for the spectators enjoying the entertainment. The Quadrille Dancers from Freeport made a return visit to Abaco where their support is enthusiastic. The Junkanoo festivals showcase Bahamian culture, music, dance, food and crafts, and also provide an occasion for locals to demonstrate their talent.


Page 22 The Abaconian July 15, 2006Licensed ELECTRICIANS Holding a Valid Three Phase CertificateNAMEBUSINESS NAMEADDRESSCITY/ISLANDPHONE Adderley, PatrickPatrick’s ElectricP.O. Box N-7487Nassau, Bahamas324-0641 Albury, WycliffeNu-Way Electric CompanyP.O. Box N-1877Nassau, Bahamas393-3558 Anderson, BerkleyLil Bert ElectricP.O. Box GT-2021Nassau, Bahamas357-8883 Archer, LeonardTaylor IndustriesP.O. Box N-4806Nassau, Bahamas322-8941 Archer, Leonard GerardTaylor IndustriesP.O. Box N-4806Nassau, Bahamas322-8941 Bain, AlfredP.O. Box CB-11808Nassau, Bahamas357-3339 James, BainBain’s ElectricP.O. Box SS-5595Nassau, Bahams325-8451 Bartlett, ClarenceBartlett ElectricP.O. Box F-41026Freeport, Grand Bah.348-3601 Basden, TrevorThe Electrical InstituteP.O. Box GT-2460Nassau, Bahamas328-0910 Bethel, MarcusMarco A/C & RefrigerationP.O. Box AB-20192Marsh Harbour, Abaco367-3186 Bodie, MeteorChannel Electric Service & RepairsP.O. Box GT-2021Nassau, Bahamas323-5478 Bostwick, KermitFlameless ElectricP.O. Box EE-17102Nassau, Bahamas457-4155 Bowe, DonaldP.O. Box F 41160Freeport, Grand Bah.352-1589 Bowleg, NicholasP.O. Box G 2717Nassau, Bahamas477-6525 Bullard, WilliamService ElectricP.O. Box N-8430Nassau, Bahamas361-4106 Campbell, IshmaelCampbell’s Electric CompanyP.O. Box SS-5087Nassau, Bahamas393-6203 Campbell, Stanley Sr.Campbell’s Electric CompanyP.O. Box SS-5087Nassau, Bahamas393-6203 Collie, Stephen M.Colco Electric CompanyP.O. Box CB-13684Nassau; Bahamas393-4323 Cox, DonovanP.O. Box 44294Freeport, Grand Bah.557-6212 Curling, RicardoLil Carder ElectricP.O. Box EX-29259George Town, Exuma336-2816 Delancy, SherwinDelancy’s Electrci Company LtdP.O. Box EE-15075Nassau, Bahamas328-8868 Douglas, RudolphP.O. Box N-8719Nassau, Bahamas323-4612 Edgecombe, FeltonP.O. Box FH-14391Nassau, Bahamas324-2423 Edwards, JonasP.O. Box CB 12750Nassau, Bahamas362-0380 Evans, Samuel K.P.O. Box EE-15220Nassau, Bahamas477-0218 Fox, LivingstonFox Electrical EnterpriseP.O. Box N-4370Nassau, Bahamas328-1986 Gibson, ArthurA G Electric CompanyP.O. Box N-8807Nassau, Bahamas393-8192 Greene, JohnP.O. Box N-10683Nassau, Bahamas341-4937 Hanna, CliftonP.O. Box CB 13972Nassau, Bahamas328-6532 Heastie, EugeneCommonwealth Elect. Contr.P.O. Box EE-15223Nassau, Bahamas477-0446 Hepburn, PaulP.G.A. ElectricP.O. Box N-8012Nassau, Bahamas356-7239 Johnston, WilliamJ & J ElectricP.O. Box AB-20413Marsh Harbour, Abaco367-5145 King, GarnetP.O. Box N-1490Nassau, Bahamas324-1960 King, KendalP.O. Box CB-12585Nassau, Bahamas427-6122 Knowles, AlfredP.O. Box F-40169Freeport, Grand Bah.559-3008 Knowles, KenuthKenuth’s ElectricP.O. Box CB-13929Nassau, Bahamas341-5522 Knowles, QuentinFlameless ElectricalP.O. Box SS-5945Nassau, Bahamas325-8666 Laing, KennethThe Brothers ElectricalP.O. Box F-44925Free port, GB374-7710 Lockhart, Alva C.P.O. Box EX-29036George Town, Exuma336-2433 Longley, NicholasP.O. Box N-10251Nassau, Bahamas557-4304 Mabon, IanTaylor IndustriesP.O. Box N-4806Nassau, Bahamas322-8941 Mabon, ThomasTaylor IndustriesP.O. Box N-4806Nassau, Bahamas322-8941 Martinborough, TimothyP.O. Box EE-17105Nassau, Bahamas393-1079 McIntosh, ElijahP.O. Box EE-15850Nassau, Bahamas395-8179 McIntosh, LionelP.O. Box F-4239Freeport, Grand Bah352-9269 McIntosh, PeterP.O. Box N-8804Nassau, Bahamas357-4011 McPhee, GodfreyMcPhee Electrical ContractingP.O. Box N-4133Nassau, Bahamas345-0216 O’Brien, HughO’Brien ElectricP.O. Box N-3705Nassau, Bahamas326-2852 Patton, SimeonP.O. Box 26036Rock Sound, Eleuthera334-2176 Paul, AlvinSunrise Electric Company LimitedP.O. Box N-1836Nassau, Bahamas477-0075 Pintard, John A.P.O. Box SS-5761Nassau, Bahamas361-4036 Reckley, JohnCaribbean ElectricP.O. Box SS-5594Nassau, Bahamas362-4404 Rolle, AnthonyP.O. Box F-44932Freeport, Grand Bah.477-9383 Russell, JeremyRussell’s ElectricP.O. Box EE-17010Nassau, Bahamas364-5993 Sands, GregoryNew Millenium ElectricP.O. Box N-8234Nassau, Bahamas361-3274 Sands, ThomasP.O. Box Ss-5594Nassau, Bahamas323-4516 Seymour, RaphathQuick’s ElectricalP.O. Box SB-51544Nassau, Bahamas557-2905 Simms, RoderickP.O. Box FH-14463Nassau, Bahamas427-8825 Storr, HenryHenry F Storr Electric Co. Ltd.P.O. Box N-945Nassau, Bahamas393-7777 Storr, StephenHenry F Storr Electric Co LtdP.O. Box N-945Nassau, Bahamas393-7777 Stuart, MarvinEagle Solutions LimitedP.O. Box CR-55440Nassau, Bahamas341-5085 Sullivan, Wilfred G.Sullivan ElectricalP.O. Box SS-5281 Nassau, Bahamas 393-7737 Symonette, ChristopherInnovative Waves LimitedP.O. Box CB-12394Nassau, Bahamas392-8282 Taylor, GeorgeTaylor’s Electrical & MechanicalP.O. Box SN-51346Nassau, Bahamas328-3984 Thomas, HowardP.O. Box N-9869Nassau, Bahamas323-4941 Thompson, Frank A.CoJays Building & MaintenanceP.O. Box N-1903Nassau, Bahamas323-4257 Thurston, PeterInfinity Electrical ContractingP.O. Box CR-54481Nassau, Bahamas341-7935 Walker, RalphWalker’s Industries LimitedP.O. Box N-668Nassau, Bahamas325-7831/4 Willams, AmbroseWilliams Electric CompanyP.O. Box N-1151Nassau, Bahamas323-6644 Williamson, RooseveltP.O. Box CR-56352Nassau, Bahamas424-0549 Licensed ELECTRICIANS Holding a Valid Single Phase CertificateNAMEBUSINESS NAMEADDRESSCITY/ISLANDPHONE Adderley, WarrenGuarantee ElectricP. O. Box N-345 Nassau, Bahamas361-6677 Andrews, AnthonyGeneral DeliveryPleasant Bay, Andros557-5501 Bain, DwightP.O. Box N-9391Nassau, Bahamas502-1648 Bain, RyanP.O. Box SB-52145Nassau, Bahamas457-4442 Barrow, NeilGen-Tech ElectricP.O. Box FH-14569Nassau, Bahamas357-8204 Bethel, SamuelP.O. Box AB-20454Marsh Harbour, Abaco367-4949 Bowe, BrackstonElectric City & ApplianceP.O. Box CB-13076Nassau, Bahamas436-3226 Cargill, EphraimP.O. Box N-9277Nassau, Bahamas395-6540 Clarke, JermaineSontech Electrical ServicesP.O. Box CR-54053Nassau, Bahamas557-8963 Cleare, WillardCleare’s ElectricP.O. Box 5896Nassau, Bahamas323-6465 Colebrooke, HenryP.O. Box SS-19485Nassau, Bahamas364-2022 Curry, ElvisP.O. Box AB-20592Marsh Harbour, Abaco456-9247 Curry, GregoryFour G’s Electrical ContractorP.O. Box N-4426Nassau, Bahamas454-1796 Davis, OsborneSixteen Electrical ServicesP.O. Box CB-13096Nassau, Bahamas392-4062 DeCosta, LoganSudden ElectricP.O. Box SB-51384Nassau, Bahamas392-7998 Douglas, RudolphP.O. Box N-8719Nassau, Bahamas323-4612 Ferguson, AndrewFerguson ElectricP.O. Box CR 55545Nassau, Bahamas393-7747 Ferguson, Otis B.Megan’s Global VisionP.O. Box AN-1991The Bluff, S. Andros357-2179 Forbes, ClintonProgressive ElectricalP.O. Box N-530Nassau, Bahamas394-2336 Fox, GeorgeFox Electrical EnterpriseP.O. Box N-4370Nassau, Bahamas328-1956 Green, Arthur, AP.O. Box N-3304Nassau, Bahamas324-2977 Hall, DwightD.L.H. ElectricP.O. Box SB-50449Nassau, Bahamas392-5937 Hewitt, ChristopherGeneral DeliveryJohnson Bay, Andros Humes, MichaelP.O. Box N-4266Nassau, Bahamas557-1159 Johnson, AndersonPrecision Electric ServicesP.O. Box N-1169Nassau, Bahamas364-8567 Johnson, GarfieldP.O. Box SB-50087Nassau, Bahamas393-7238 Johnson, JeffreyJay’s Detail ElectricGeneral DeliveryLittle Creek, Andros369-5105 Jones, RobertGeoffrey Jones & Company Ltd.P.O. Box N-793Nassau, Bahamas322-2188 Key, HerbertDove PlazaP.O. Box AB-20458Marsh Harbour, AB367-2600 Knowles, EdwardFlameless Electrical Cont. Ltd.P.O. Box SS-5945Nassau, Bahamas325-8666 Mabon, AllanTaylor Industries LimitedP.O. Box N-4806Nassau, Bahamas322-8941 McQueen, DarvinGeneral DeliveryNicholls Town, Andros329-4316 Miller, BryanIllumination Electrical ServicesP.O. Box N-10805Nassau, Bahamas359-2207 Moree, BruceB.A.B. Electrical ServicesP.O. Box SS-6536Nassau, Bahamas359-2973 Munroe, Derek3-D Electrical ServicesP.O. Box CB-11994Nassau, Bahamas361-0870 Rahming, EdmondHard Times ElectircalP.O. Box N-3599Nassau, Bahamas356-0491 Roberts, Richard P.Roberts Electrical & PlumbingP.O. Box AB-22990Man-O-War Cay, AB365-6016 Russell, NorwellTeJay’s ElectricP.O. Box EE-17239Nassau, Bahamas356-2685 Sands, GaryP.O. Box EL-26066Palmetto Point, EL334-2161 Sands, GladstoneR G Snads ElectricP.O. Box SB 52649Nassau, Bahamas357-3527 Scott, SamuelGeneral DeliveryEight Mile Rock, GB348-2728 Simmons, VincentP.O. Box N-3444Nassau, Bahamas323-8976 Storr, WellingtonP.O. Box N-1830Nassau, Bahamas322-8187 Stuart, CarlingtonP.O. Box AB-20053Dundas Town, Abaco375-8050 Stuart, TyroneP.O. Box CR-54233Nassau, Bahamas325-5786 Taylor, PeterElectrical Wizard & AssociatesP.O. BoxSS-19777Nassau, Bahamas394-8506 Walker, HilliardExcalibur Electrical & BuildingP.O. Box N-3117Nassau, Bahamas325-1592 Williams, HarryP.O. Box N-299Nassau, Bahamas324-2041Licensed Electricians Holding a Restricted Journeymen CertificateNAMEADDRESSCITYIISLANDPHONE Albury, MorralCherokee Sound, Abaco366-2047 Anderson, CharlieP.O. Box F-41231Freeport, Grand Bah.349-3097 Carey, TimothyP.O. Box EL-26045Rock Sound, Eleuthera334-2296 Cates, MertlandP.O. Box EL-26034Rock Sound, Eleuthera334-2260 Deal, JosephP.O. Box 23Palmetto Point, Eleuthera322-1421 Evans, RobertP.O. Box 23002Nicholl’s Town, Andros329-2662 Fernander, CliffordGeneral DeliveryCo ckburn Town, San Salvador331-2676 Fernander, SpencerGeneral DeliveryCat Cay Utilities Co.347-3565 Hanna, Ralph AlfredGeneral DeliveryBailey Town, Bimini464-5731 Lindsay, OswaldP.O. Box F-41017Freeport, Grand Bahama McDonald, CorneliusGeneral Delivery Current Island, North Eleuthera335-3313 Pinder, Rev. LeonardP.O. Box F-43266Freeport, Grand Bahama373-1610 Roberts, PerleyP.O. Box AB-22990Man-O-War Cay, Abaco365-6118 Rolle, KenP.O. Box MT-509Matthew Town, Inagua339-1300 Rolle, SamuelP.O. Box F-41253Hepburn Town, Grand Bahama348-9042 Swain, SalathielP.O. Box 20546Marsh Harbour, Abaco367-2706 List of Authorized Electrical Contractors for the Year Ending March 31, 2007 During the presentation of the 2006/ 2007 budget for The Bahamas, several proposed duty changes were announced. Prime Minister Perry Christie said that no new taxes are proposed and a few items are being considered for reduced duties as follows: • Hurricane shutters may get a reduced duty rate of 15 percent from the previous Duty Reductions Are in New Budget 35 percent. It is hoped that this will encourage more persons to protect their houses with shutters. • Stone-coated metal roofing shingles may go to 10 percent from the present 35 percent. • Solar equipment and required accessories now range from 25 percent to 40 percent duty and this is proposed to be lowered to a uniform 19 percent. • Gas-operated water heaters may have the duty lowered by 5 percent to match the rate for electric water heaters. • Soy milk may have the duty reduced to 15 percent from the present 45 percent to match the duty on fresh milk. Don’t Drink and Drive


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 Road Hazards Include Potholes and Misplaced Drains Potholes seem to be propagating in Central Abaco. These very large holes are near the Batelco office in Marsh Harbour and at the entrance to the Evey Child Counts school. The children who attend that school are challenged and it seems a shame that their challenges have to include a road with potholes nearly a foot deep. With our recent rains, it is impossible to determine just how deep the holes are. The grating covering a drain, also near the Batelco office in Marsh Harbour is a serious road hazard. A car wheel dropping into this hole could seriously damage the undercarriage of a car. Subscribe to The Abaconian To Keep up with All the News of the IslandSupport Citizens Against Crime The Moorings Yacht Charters• The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! • Prestige Class crewed yacht charter • Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. • Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort• Hotel rooms on the harbour front • Curly Tails restaurant and bar on the waterfront See their ad • Dive Abaco a complete dive facilityThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 • Fax 367-4004 Email: Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you.The Conch Inn Marina• Full service docks with power • Cable TV connections underway • Texaco fuel station Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W August 2006 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EDT) 2 (EDT) 3 (EDT) 4 (EDT) 5 (EDT) 6 (EDT) 7 (EDT) 8 (EDT) 9 (EDT) 10 (EDT) 11 (EDT) 12 (EDT) 13 (EDT) 14 (EDT) 15 (EDT) 16 (EDT) 17 (EDT) 18 (EDT) 19 (EDT) 20 (EDT) 21 (EDT) 22 (EDT) 23 (EDT) 24 (EDT) 25 (EDT) 26 (EDT) 27 (EDT) 28 (EDT) 29 (EDT) 30 (EDT) 31 (EDT) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 1:13a 2.3 7:21a 0.5 1:46p 2.7 8:17p 0.8 2:00a 2.2 8:05a 0.5 2:36p 2.7 9:15p 0.8 2:55a 2.2 8:56a 0.6 3:32p 2.7 10:17p 0.8 3:56a 2.1 9:55a 0.5 4:33p 2.8 11:20p 0.7 5:01a 2.2 10:57a 0.5 5:35p 3.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 12:19a 0.5 6:03a 2.3 11:59a 0.3 6:33p 3.1 1:12a 0.3 7:01a 2.5 12:59p 0.2 7:28p 3.3 2:01a 0.1 7:55a 2.7 1:56p 0.0 8:19p 3.4 2:48a 0.0 8:47a 2.9 2:51p -0.1 9:09p 3.4 3:33a -0.2 9:37a 3.1 3:45p -0.2 9:58p 3.4 4:18a -0.3 10:27a 3.3 4:39p -0.2 10:47p 3.3 5:02a -0.3 11:17a 3.3 5:34p -0.1 11:36 3.1 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:48a -0.2 12:08p 3.3 6:30p 0.0 12:28a 2.9 6:37a -0.1 1:02p 3.3 7:30p 0.2 1:22a 2.6 7:28a 0.0 2:00p 3.2 8:33p 0.3 2:22a 2.4 8:24a 0.2 3:03p 3.0 9:40p 0.4 3:26a 2.3 9:26a 0.3 4:09p 3.0 10:48p 0.5 4:33a 2.2 10:31a 0.4 5:15p 2.9 11:50p 0.5 5:38a 2.3 11:34a 0.4 6:15p 2.9 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 12:45a 0.5 6:36a 2.4 12:32p 0.4 7:07p 3.0 1:33a 0.4 7:26a 2.5 1:24p 0.4 7:52p 3.0 2:14a 0.3 8:11a 2.6 2:10p 0.3 8:31p 3.0 2:51a 0.3 8:51a 2.7 2:53p 0.3 9:07p 3.0 3:24a 0.3 9:28a 2.8 3:33p 0.4 9:41p 3.0 3:56a 0.3 10:03a 2.9 4:11p 0.4 10:14p 2.9 4:26a 0.3 10:36a 2.9 4:49p 0.5 10:46 2.8 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 4:56a 0.4 11:09a 3.0 5:26p 0.6 11:20p 2.7 5:26a 0.5 11:43a 2.9 6:05p 0.7 11:55p 2.6 5:59a 0.6 12:20p 2.9 6:48p 0.8 12:35a 2.5 6:36a 0.6 1:02p 2.9 7:38p 0.9 1:21a 2.4 7:21a 0.7 1:53p 2.9 8:37p 0.9 Monthly High & Low High August 9, 9:09p 3.4 ft Low August 12, 5:02a -0.3 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows’ by Nobeltec Corporation. (503) 579-1414 € Tide North Bar Channel August 2006


Page 24 The Abaconian July 15, 2006By Samantha V. Evans A committee has been formed to begin to preserve as much of North AbacoÂ’s heritage as possible. The committee, called North Abaco Committee for the Development of Antiquities, Monuments, Historical Sites and Museums, met at Abaco Central High School on June 28th. Persons from all North Abaco settlements were invited to this lunch meeting. Present for the meeting from Nassau were Mr. Wesley Campbell, Dr. Keith Tinker and Mr. Nairn. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss matters concerning the development of North Abaco. Mr. Campbell stated that North Abaco has been neglected for too long and the children are asking about their heritage. They want to know where they came from. Those who love North Abaco have been quietly meeting to make some things happen. All committee members present except those from Nassau are native Abaconians. He continued that the history of the towns in the north is important and needs to be preserved. They need to do something now before all of the old folks die out. Many have died already. Dr. Tinker and Mr. Nairn have been invited from Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation, a government agency to help with the process. Dr. Tinker stated that he is very interested and excited about the heritage of the north and agrees that it is important to preserve history. Many of the persons present have a wealth of knowledge about the history of the north and where a lot of historical sites are including blue holes, train tracks and caves which are very important. However, he told the group that in order for them to bring their plans to fruition, they need to work together and have confidence in what they are doing. It is important for them to know where they have been so they can know where they are going. The Chief Councillor for the Central Abaco District, Mr. Cubell Davis, stated that he is very interested in the history of his people, especially after the historic celebration in Murphy Town recently. He learned a lot about the history of Murphy Town and his ancestors. He said that Local Government is looking to memorialize communities with rich heritage and families that helped with the development of those communities. They have already started the process for the Memorial Park. Murphy Town and Dundas Town are included in their plans. Dr. Tinker agrees that Murphy Town and Dundas Town need to be memorialized and a museum erected like in CheroCommittee Will Preserve AbacoÂ’s Heritage kee and in some of the cays. He continued that his corporation will help with research, the establishment of the Museum and Resource Center, but they will not do the work unless there are locals involved every step of the way that have a vested interest in what is being done. He wants the Museum and Resource Center to be sustained after he and his team leave. This has to be a partnership. By tracing the history of these communities, it will instill a sense of pride in the people. They need to know that many of the Loyalists and other inhabitants who came here were not slaves. They were free. Mr. Campbell stated that this small committee will encompass and represent townships from Dundas Town to Grand Cay. This committee will liaise with Dr. Tinker in Nassau. Once all of the ground work has been done and all documents filed, they will seek funding. An office will be opened in the Murphy/Dundas Town communities. The building now being used by Smith Memorial will be requested to develop the Heritage Center since it is the only building that has been built by Murphy Town and Dundas Town people. An official installation banquet will be held soon to officially commemorate this event. Those attending the meeting included Mr. Ed Sawyer, Mr. Roland Swain, Mr. Sherward Simms, Mrs. Nadeen Beneby, Mr. Loney Cornish, Mr. Archer McDonald and Mr. Ernest Williams. Other interested persons attended including some teachers. A few residents of Dundas Town and Murphy Town met with officials from Nassau to discuss the preserving of North AbacoÂ’s past. It has been suggested that the old school on the boundary between the two towns could be restored and be developed into a Heritage Center similar to the old school building in Cherokee Sound that was converted into a Community Center which includes many artifacts of their history. Shown here are Mr. Simm, Dr. Keith Tinker, Mr. Wesley Campbell, Rev. Roland Swain, Mr. Swain, Mr. Ed Sawyer, and Mr. Nairn. Dr. Tinker and Mr. Nairn are with the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation and came from Nassau along with Mr. Campbell to advise the group and encourage them to preserve their heritage before the elderly persons in the communities pass away. Road Safety Is EveryoneÂ’s Responsibility


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 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) 367-4842Students Have Perfect GPAÂ’sJamie Jordan Benjamin and Amanda Meagan Sawyer have both been named PresidentÂ’s Scholars at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. Students named to this list must have earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Both girls are seniors. Jamie is the daughter of Derek and Terry Benjamin of Marsh Harbour and Amanda is the daughter of Trevor and Jennifer Sawyer of Cherokee Sound. Florida Southern is a private United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. It offers a wide variety of majors and graduate programs and is well liked by many Abaco students. We congratulate both girls on their achievement.Twins ArriveBrent and Layna Cartwright of Marsh Harbour are proud to announce the birth of their twins, a boy, Tucker, and a girl, Carter, who were born on June 7th in West Palm Beach, Florida. The tiny twins who weighted between five and six pounds at birth, arrived in Marsh Harbour on June 29th. They are doing fine and are growing fast. Congratulations to the happy parents, grandparents, sister Briana and brothers Brian and Tanner. People in the News Tucker and Carter CartwrightFirst Grader Is Swimming ChampSix-year-old Christian Lavarity, a first grader at Amy Roberts School on Green Turtle Cay, came first in the free style and back stroke swimming competition that took place in Hope Town the beginning of June. Advertise in The Abaconian


Page 26 The Abaconian July 15, 2006Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseIsland-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages5 cottages366-2075Grand CayRosie’s Place352-5458Green Turtle CayCocobay Cottages6 cott365-5464 Island Properties +34 hse365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties +30365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Donna Sands +12 hse365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott365-5106 Harbour View Haven365-5028 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Sea Shore Villas365-5028 Ward’s Landing4 units 904-982-2762Hope TownAbaco Inn22 rm366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop +53 hse366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm366 0095 Hope T Hideaways +63 hse366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages +3 hse366-0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas366-0065 Tanny Key +43 hse366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals +8 hse365-6048 Schooner’s Landing 5 condos365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms367-2158 Abaco Real Estate +6 hse367-2719 Alesia’s 3 rms367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms367-4000 D’s Guest House6 rms 3367-3980 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic367-2227Moore’s IslandMoore’s Is Bonefish Camp8 rm366-6334Sandy PointOeisha’s Resort366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort14 rm366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Island Dreams + 45 hse365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms365-8801Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Information http.// + agents with multiple cottages and houses Rev. May 06been serving Abaco since cell phones were offered in 1987. It began as an analog system and has been upgraded to a digital system. The acronym GSM stands for Global System Mobile which is the standard in over 179 countries. Although not dedicated with Abaco numbers yet, the system is operational and GSM phones can be purchased in local stores with either a Nassau or Freeport number. When the new system is dedicated on Abaco in mid-September, Batelco will offer GSM phones for sale in its Marsh Harbour office. All GSM phones on Abaco will then be eligible for a local Abaco phone number. The other numbers incur long distance charges when used on Abaco. There will be a service fee for changing the number. Current TDMA cell phone subscribers will have several more years of use before that system is discontinued. New phone subscribers do not have the option of getting the older TDMA phones as Batelco will not accept any new accounts to that system. In September persons switching to the GSM phone will be allowed to transfer their present TDMA phone number to a GSM phone, again for a fee. Persons with homes outside the normal range of the GSM towers may be able to get fixed-base reception by adding a wireless network card with an antenna connection to their computer or lap-top and connecting to a separate high gain antenna. This will give extended range, but the antenna must remain aimed at the transmitting tower. The 39 towers seen along Abaco’s highways will give reliable coverage from Sandy Point to Crown Haven. Towers are being installed on the cays, giving GSM service to Elbow Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Man-O-War Cay and Guana Cay. The GSM system uses a very high radio frequency which has a short range, hence the need for towers only 3.5 miles apart. This means that remote areas like the Hole-in-the-Wall light station may be excluded from the GSM system. Use of the GSM phones will allow travelers to use their phones in most countries around the world. There are currently over 2 billion users of the GSM cellular system worldwide. GSM is one of two major mobile phone technologies and is used by Cingular and T-Mobile in the U.S. The other is CDMA used by Sprint and Verizon. The two systems are not compatible with each other. GSM is more prevalent in most other parts of the world and especially in Europe. The phone-in-a-box using prepaid cards has been quite popular with land and boating visitors, Haitians living in immigrant communities and those living in areas not serviced by conventional phone lines. Many persons find it convenient to be available by phone wherever they are as opposed to the constraints of a fixed phone location. The prepaid phones require no deposit, have no monthly billing and are kept active by buying air-time cards at many local businesses. Postpaid cellular service is available but requires a substantial deposit. The rate per call is cheaper and customers pay Batelco monthly for the services used. BTCFrom Page 4GSM Phones Are Available Now Volunteer firefighter Mary Skulnick took a fire engine to Agape Christian School before school closed to discuss what to do if the children smelled smoke and talked about other fire safety issues in the home. She emphasized that they should not hide under beds or in closets. She went over the correct things to do such as feeling the door to see if it is hot and staying down close to the floor. They should call the fire department from another house. Every family should have a plan for a meeting place away from the house. She told them to make as much noise as possible if they smelled smoke. The kids were very interested in what Mary had to say, and they asked a lot of good questions. The fire department would like to see more fire awareness taught in school and an increase of fire drills. Children Learn about Fire Safety By Samantha V. Evans School is out and as students gear up to spend time on the beach or at the pools, it is important to note that accidents do happen and the best swimmer can fall prey to such unfortunate incidents. Parents are to ensure that they child proof their home from potential dangers. Children under four years of age are most at risk every day for drowning. A child can accidentally drown by falling into a pool or if left alone in the bath tub. It only takes a few inches of water and a few seconds for a child to drown. That means drowning can take happen where you least expect it – the sink, the toilet bowl, fountains, buckets, inflatable pools or small bodies of standing water around the home such as ditches filled with rain water. It is important for parents to supervise children in and near the water. This is a very sensitive topic, but parents need to be alert and aware. It is important that children are never left alone when in any water including the bathtub. Parents should never leave an older child to supervise a younger child. Nothing is more im portant than the safety of your child. If you have to leave the scene, take your child with you. It is a good idea for a child who is four years or older to learn to swim. Now, do not think that once your child can swim that he is no longer at risk for drowning. No, it is still important to supervise while in water whether they are an expert swimmer or have only basic swimming skills. It is fun to swim but when you are swimming, keep these tips in mind. • Never swim during a storm or when it is lightning. • Never swim alone. • Swim only in safe, guarded areas. • Know how deep the water is where you will swim. • Don’t dive or jump into water that is not at least 12 feet deep. • Don’t run around the pool, push people in or dunk other swimmers. • Take swimming lessons. • Be extra careful in the ocean and don’t run into waves which can knock you down. Remember happy children are safe children. Swimming Safety Tips


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 Dive Shops Abave & Below...........................................367-0350 Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbour...................... 367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harb.........367-2963 Froggies, Hope Town................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay..................365-8465 Treasure C. Adventures............................. 365-8111 Brendal’s Dive, Green T. Cay.................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................... 365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop...........................365-6013 Bikes & Scooters • Boats • Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Bargain Car Rentals..........................367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4655 Donnie’s Boat Rentals.......................365-4119 Loggerhead Boat Rental....................365-5461 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cat’s Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cas’s Carts........................................365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown • Daily unless notedAlbury’s Ferry Service • Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 • VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45 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 ....366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain .......366-4107 Floyd Burrows .....366-4175 Links Adderly .......366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows .....366-4233 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury .........375-8068 Terrance Davis ....367-4464 Buddy Pinder .......366-2163 Justin Sands .......367-3526 Danny Sawyer .....367-3577 Jay Sawyer .........367-3941 Man-O-War David Albury ........365-6059 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell ...........3 66-3259Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............366-2107 Randy Sawyer .........366-2284 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ............366-3058 Budy Pinder 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 • 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 11 Jul 06Compliments of The Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walker’s Cay Walker’s Cay -................................. Closed Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................50......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Island Tours • Marsh Har. 367-2936 Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0250 Excursion boat • Froggies • Hope T 366-0024 Excursion boat • Froggies • Hope T 366-0431 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ....... 367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale .................................. 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale .............................. 367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .......... 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ........................ 367-3415 Fla Coastal Airlines Vero B & Ft Lauderdale..... 367-0179 Island Express Ft Lauderdale ...................... .... 367-0169Major’s Air Service Freeport ............................... 367-4826 Southern Air Nassau .......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ...................... 367-0140 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch ...................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ............... 367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ..................... 954-359-0292 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-3450 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 Area code 242


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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 14, JULY 15th, 2006 Proud families and friends gathered to celebrate and honour Abaco PathfindersÂ’ new scholarship recipients on July 2. The event was again hosted by the Abaco Beach Resort and attended by Pathfinder board member, Mr. Peter Sweeting, and his wife. Following opening remarks by Kathy Weldon and Michael Albury, the incoming chairman, PathfindersÂ’ new administrator, Cathy Meyers, presented the students with certificates of scholarship achievement. Each told the audience of their academic and professional plans. Ovens Altidor will be attending Miami Dade Community College and hopes to eventually obtain a degree in international business. Natasha Arthur is a junior at Nova Southeastern University and plans to become a physicianÂ’s assistant. Brittany Benjamin, who was awarded a one-year scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic excellence, will be attending her sisterÂ’s alma mater, Florida Southern College, to study medicine. Lanae Brown will to going to the College of The Bahamas where she will be studying to become a math teacher. Kateca Dawkins could not be present but her Pathfinders Awards an Additional Twelve ScholarshipsStudents Receive Assistance to Study Abroad Please see Pathfinders Page 13 Twelve additional students were awarded scholarships by the Abaco Pathfinders. Most are four-year scholarships to colleges and universities while others for vocational training are for shorter periods. Two are one-time scholarships. Pictured are, back ro w, left to right, Justin Kemp, Ovens Altidor and Ervin Joseph, in the front row are Lanae Brown, Kezia Etienne, Brittany Benjamin, Natasha Arthur. Not pictured are Kateca Dawkins, Lathera Lightbourn, Rebecca Russell, Wonsha Joseph and Jessica Higgs By Garnell Limperes Stuart On July 1st, 24 members of Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee, arrived at the Marsh Harbour airport with shining faces to teach a weekÂ’s Vacation Bible School. A few of the members arrived early and spent a few nights in Treasure Cay. Amongst the early arFriendship Tabernacle Hosts Vacation Bible School rivals was coordinator Jack Wallin, along with wife Tammy and daughters Evey 13 and Emily 11. After the destruction of the last hurricane, Mr. Wallin and seven others from Nashville came to The Bahamas Please see Bible School Page 4 About 24 members of a church in Tennessee arrived in Marsh Harbour to conduct a Vacation Bible School at Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town. Tourism held a reception at the airport for them. Pastor of the church, Silbert Mills, is shown at the far left. All Abaco Regatta Has Been Postponed Until September Dates Will Be Announced By Mirella Santillo During the last week of June, I took a three-mile trip through the forest to locate Camp Abaco. I reached it at the end of a winding road, sometimes bordered by tall ridges, meandering mostly through pines or mangroves. The camp was still closed, but Bro. Bob (Robert Cornea), the Director, was there cutting the grass and seeing to the last preparations for the opening of the first summer session which was to start on July 3rd with a group of the youngest children, the nine to 11 year olds. I was shown around to the kitchen and the cafeteria which doubles as craft room, Camp Abaco Starts Its Summer Session Camp Abaco, just a few miles south of Marsh Harbour, has been a positive force on our island for many years, assisting youth to live an exemplary Christian life. Each year over 300 youth attend the sessions which are geared to specific age groups, each lasting five days. Over the years the camp has made improvements in the facilities so that now it is well built and very comfortable. Please see Camp Abaco Page 2 Visitors Be Alert to Possible Fishing Rule Changes Effective August 1


Page 2 B The Abaconian July 15, 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. $1,300,000 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 and was given a brief tour of the property which spreads along a beach facing Tilloo Cay, with Lubber’s Quarters to the north and Little Harbour to the south. On the spacious grounds stand several dormitories, a canteen, the kitchen / cafeteria building, a chapel, a beach gazebo and, of course, a basketball court. The camp has sleeping accommodations for 175 children and cooking facilities for 200, according to Mrs. Phyllis Cornea, the director’s wife. My second visit was a few days later when the Camp had already been in session for two days. The long tables of the cafeteria were covered with the art work of the children: canvass bags decorated according to the theme Fruits of the Spirit little sailing boats waiting to be raced and more craft material waiting to be used. Mrs. Colleen Marinello, a volunteer from an Assemblies of God Church in Fort Myers, was preparing more projects for the kids. She explained that they would tie-dye shirts the following day and make photograph frames and necklaces later in the week. The projects are the same for boys and girls. Mrs. Marinello, whose mother was Bahamian, grew up in Nassau. As the Director of the Ministry in Florida, she was the overseer and coordinator of the first camp period and came with a group of eleven people, all volunteers for that first week. I also met another regular volunteer, Mr. Jeff Key, who took time from his duties to tell me the history of Camp Abaco. It was founded in 1971 by Assemblies of God Pastor Ernest Deloach and was first located at the Great Abaco Beach Resort. The following year, the camp moved to Bahama Coral Island, and it is not until the third year that it moved to the present location, approximately six miles from Marsh Harbour. It originally started with tents, recalled Mr. Key. Then as donations came from churches in the United States, cabins were built. In 1999 the buildings were nearly completely destroyed by Hurricane Floyd, but has since been completely rebuilt. The camp is powered by generator and stays opened from November to the first of August, after the last summer camp session has taken place, at which time everything is closed down and secured in case of a hurricane. It is used for a summer camp during July for three consecutive weeks, accommodating children aged seven to nine the first week, 10 to 12 the second week and teenagers the last one. During the reminder of the year it is rented to school Camp Abaco is located on a beautiful beach at Witches Point, just south of Marsh Harbour. The modern facility boasts many amenities including this beach gazebo where the youth can congregate. Brother Bob Cornea, a well know figure on Abaco, has kept Camp Abaco going for many years, as camp director, cook, dish washer, carpenter, plumber, bus driver as well as counsellor and a myriad of other duties. Regrefully, this is his last year as camp director. He will be missed. He is shown here picking up children in Marsh Harbour on a Monday morning to take them to the camp grounds. Camp Abaco Provides Wholesome Activities for Youth Camp AbacoFrom Page 1 Please see Camp Abaco Page 20


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 B MARSH HARBOUR #3100W W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 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 DREAMW W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT on the Sea of Abaco 1 bed 1 bath cottage, 1.33 acre of land, access to the Atlantic, shared dock. $597, 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #2516 CROSSWINDSS S S S SEA EA EA EA EA V V V V VIEWS IEWS IEWS IEWS IEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800 sq.ft. furnished family home with apartment, central A/C, generator, fresh water well. $820, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3071C C C C CANALFR ANALFR ANALFR ANALFR ANALFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT lot on the northern side of Galleon Bay Drive overlooking Carleton Point Development. $310, 242.477.5821 MARSH HARBOUR #2818 HARBOUR HOUSEH H H H HARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 2 acres, 200Â’+ 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 HOUSEB B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT E E E E EST ST ST ST ST A A A A A TE TE TE TE TE 290 ft of sandy beach, 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 ESTATESW W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 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 ESPANOLATropical 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 SEAGRAPESB B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT residence, professionally decorated 3 bed, 3.5 bath home enclosed beautifully landscaped property. $3,500, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3079W W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT prime development. 4 acres, 4 /2bed 2 bath cottages, pool. Potential as a marina /fishing lodge. $640, 242.477.5821 SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817 PARROT POINTW W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 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 SHORESB B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT well-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 B B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 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 CARIBEP P P P PERFECT ERFECT ERFECT ERFECT ERFECT LOC LOC LOC LOC LOC A A A A A TION TION TION TION TION.. .. 3 bed 2 bath home with a spacious master bedroom steps from gorgeous Treasure Cay beach $215, 242.477.5821 TILLOO CAY #2724 HUNKALOOS S S S SEA EA EA EA EA T T T T T O O O O O S S S S SEA EA EA EA EA 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 RETREATB B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 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 HOMESpacious 2 bed 2 bath home with family room, fully furnished with A/C. Plus additional vacant lot $350, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3028 RUBYÂ’S LOVEC C C C COMFOR OMFOR OMFOR OMFOR OMFOR T T T T T ABLE ABLE ABLE ABLE ABLE 3 bed 2 bath 1600 sq.ft home, converted garage close to the beach, needs TLC, furnished. $205, 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.comStan Sawyer c 242.477.5821 Laurie Schreiner t 242.367.5046 Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 Jane Patterson t 242.366.056907-15-06GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA Y Y Y Y Y Waterfront lot overlooking Coco BayÂ’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. TREASURE CAY #3070 TRANQUILITYV V V V VER ER ER ER ER Y Y Y Y Y CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN CBS 3 bed 3bath with central A/C in peaceful neighborhood. Mature fruit trees in backyard. $235, 242.477.5821 C C C C CONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED IN IN IN IN IN S S S S SECTION ECTION ECTION ECTION ECTION A, A, A, A, A, P P P P PA A A A A GE GE GE GE GE 3 3 3 3 3 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3361 SUMMER VIEWW W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT lot with dockage, 100 feet on the water with high elevation eastside of Lubbers across from Tahiti Beach. $420, 242.367.5046


Page 4 B The Abaconian July 15, 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 lFax: (242) 367-2359 This amazing GUANACAY 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home is built on a 50,730 sq. ft. lot with 130 ft of protected waterfront. Located on the water between the settlement & Blue Water Grill. Construction & finish work are of the highest quality. Beautifully landscaped, manicured gardens. Generator house w/ 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)SEASHORE 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 bd w/ Queen Beds, 1 bathroom, one single room with futon, full kitchen, living room, Dining room, full balcony. One single unit with 1 bd, 1 bath & futon. These 2 units open into one. Central A/C, T.V. Satellite, VCR, & CD Player, Ground floor; 1 bd w/ 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 information on this business please see CONTACT : BILL THOMPSON: 367-2719P.O.Box AB20404, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : (242) 367-2719 lFax: (242) 367-2359 l www.abacobahamas.comGUANA CAY GUANABEACH FRONT Large beach front lot 300 yards NE of Nippers $525,000 gross 2 / 2 HOUSE IN SETTLEMENT Great location 150 yards to beach Next to Batelco & School, 21,000+ lot nice 2 / 2 house, $585,000 gross 3 VACANT LOTS Located in settlement next to Batelco 1) 8251 sq. ft. 2) 7922 sq. ft. $160,000 each 3) 7593 sq. ft. 1 VACANT LOT 10,400+ sq. ft. great views, near Boat Harbour, $125,000 HOPE TOWN / LUBBERS HOPE TOWN 50waterfront 300deep in Hope Town Harbour on Back Creek $570,000 gross LUBBERS 2 acres 115waterfront $600,000 gross NewŽ Abaco Ocean Club LUBBERS Lots 39 & 40 $99,000 gross each CHEROKEE WATCHING BAY, CHEROKEE NewŽ Subdivision, limited number of investor lots available. Interior lots from $50,000 Ocean view lots from $190,000 gross OLD KERR 2 miles south of Bahama Palm Shores 10.8 acres, Great elevations $165,000 gross BAHAMAPALM SHORES 6 Interior lots from $25,000 YELLOW WOOD CREEK 1.17 Acre Hilltop lot Winding Bay Oceanviews $300,000 Gross LONG BEACH Interior Lots from $55,000 Lots with Great Ocean views from $120,000 MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIALLOT near Spooners Dept. Store $150,000 COMMERCIALBUILDING across from Golden Grouper $520,000 REGATTAS OF ABACO 2/2 fully furnished $290,000 SUNRISE BAY only 7 lots remain in this beautiful subdivision from $170,000 CROSSING BEACH AREA 3/4 acre 138waterfront $365,000 BUSTIC BAY 5 minutes north of Marsh Harbour Two 1/2 acre lots w/ 100waterfront each $99,000 to assist in repairing roofs and other damage done to the buildings. Shortly after the group landed, Director of Tourism for Abaco, Ms. Jeritzan Outten, and Pastor Silbert Mills of Friendship Tabernacle spoke to the group briefly about religious education in the schools and the practice of prayer before meetings as well as the history of Abaco and some of our customs. Ms. Jeritzan likes to “encourage what we call ‘religious tourism.’” To add to the Bahamian culture, there were food, drinks, gift bag and live music by Gary McDonald. After some group interaction, the team stationed themselves at Friendship Tabernacle, where they lodged for the remainder of the trip. About 30-40 Bible lessons focusing on the theme REACH (Read, Encourage, Action, Community, Hope) were presented in a format enjoyable for the kids. Members from Friendship Tabernacle assisted with the program. After a morning of Bible lessons ranging in a variety of learning styles such as slide shows, singing, guitar playing, stories, skits with themes and crafts, the kids looked forward to the afternoon sports clinic (basketball camp) with the church teenagers. Jim Cundall, who worked primarily with the older kids 13 and up, “looked forward to the interaction with the kids.” Christ Community Church donated 100 basketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs and nets to the community as well as two guitars. In the afternoons after class they went amongst the Haitian communities in the Mud and Pigeon Peas to spread love and spend time with the youths. With their warm and friendly aura, they handed out bracelets with REACH on it along with other gifts and talked about the present situations within the community. After completing the classes, the students were presented with wrap-up certificates for a job well done. Although the group has come and gone, the networking between the churches stays Bible School Attracts 200 Plus Youth Bible SchoolFrom Page 1 A Vacation Bible School held at Friendship Tabernacle Church filled the sanctuary every day with youth from Dundas Town and Murphy Town. A group of 24 members of the Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee, organized it bringing materials with them that were effective at illustrating the concepts they were teaching. Some of the church group from Tennessee were musically talented and added another interesting dimension to the Bible School. strong. In the past, Emory Curry from the Youth Department of Friendship Tabernacle took a trip to Nashville with 28 kids with chaperones. Says Mr. Curry, “The weeklong trip was a beautiful experience. It was wonderful to get so many kids out of The Bahamas to see the world.” We look forward to seeing more from Christ Community Church. 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July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 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. Charming Bahamian Cottage sleeps 8 people. This property is a boaters delight within mins of Elbow Cay, w/ own large dock, Green Bananas is situated on a magnificant beach overlooking The fishing cut of Tilloo. It has 1 master bed, & a 10ft area that sleeps 6 & a smaller day bed in the living area. Fully furnished. Enjoy the Grand covered deck that situated on the beach with a built in bar for entertaining. #2147 $833,000Green Bananas Cottage Lubbers Quarters14 +/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.NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! 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 $462,000Spectacular ocean views from this choice hilltop location. Ideal for a subdivision, on rapidly growing Lubber's Quarters, 15,190 sq. ft of lush terrain, this immense acreage will give a great return on investment. A must see, as this location is in great demand. Ocean View Subdivision Lubbers Quarters #1946 $300,000 #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, RealtorKashmir 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 $1,300,000Breathtaking 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 6 B The Abaconian July 15, 2006 P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph. 242-367-4962 E-mail: or Leslie Pinder Little Orchard Lovely 3 bed / 2 bath home, furnished, split air a/c units with effiency apt. on the side, great neighbourhood for kids. EXCLUSIVE $300,000 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 Casurina Point Lot $80,000.00 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 SOLD 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 By Mirella Santillo Ben Harmon and the Farming Cooperative of Central Abaco entered a joint venture to grow sod and tomatoes. Farming is a very important part of a country’s industry. It provides security and independence. However, farming is hard work and the financial results are often marginal. Almost anywhere in the world farmers are at the mercy of bad weather, too much rain, drought and, here on Abaco, devastating hurricanes. In many countries, farmers are subsidized by governments, but not here. So farming in The Bahamas has been a challenge that not everyone has been able to face. From sugarcane near Cherokee to pineapples on Green Turtle Cay to citrus near Treasure Cay and Spring City, many attempts have been bountiful for several years but have eventually closed down. Nonetheless, there is a very determined group of people on Abaco who have been trying hard to make the land produce and are still trying new crops and new methods, in spite of many set backs such as the canker plague that destroyed the citrus farms at the beginning of last year. Abaco farmers are either members of a cooperative, headed by Mr. Augustine Williams, which comprises approximately 2500 acres in the area of the Cherokee Road and the Great Abaco Highway or they farm independently on land in the same general area. Approximately 60 farmers belong to the cooperative, such as Mr. and Mrs. Mel Wells, Pastor Lenny Etienne, Rev. Charles Carey, Mr. Ron Sawyer to name a few. Mr. Harmon was one of the independent farmers who had a successful citrus operation and was experimenting with tomatoes when the citrus canker struck. The citrus farm had to be destroyed and the land was taken back by the government. Not giving up, Mr. Harmon is still growing tomatoes but, as of last November, has also entered into a partnership with the coop, to grow sod. Two kind of grasses are cultivated, St Augustine and zoysia, both very popular with the landscapers. The grasses are grown on a seven-acre plot of land in Bahama Palm Shore, part of a 50-acre track. The soil has a dark sandy composition, light and fertile and Mr. Williams, the Chairman of the Coop, is very pleased with the results. The partnership is planning to continue planting the remaining acreage with these two types of grasses. Planting started at the end of November, and the grasses were first offered on the market at the end of spring. “We are getting to the point where production is well under way,” said Mr. Harmon, explaining that between the two types of grass, 6000 thousand trays per month are now available on a steady basis. “By the end of August or early September,” he continued, “St Augustine grass will also be available in slabs, sold by pallets of 400 square feet.” The company plans to increase production to 150 pallets per week. Should you buy slabs or trays? It depends on the area you have to cover and how fast you want it covered. The slabs will be, of course, cover an entire area immediately. According to Mr. Harmon, it is not recommended to divide them. He explained that by buying the trays, you’ll save close to 70 percent. He suggests that the grass be planted in a diamond shape, leaving the inbetween space to be filled as the grass grows. The negative side of using the trays is that it will take approximately five to six months for the grass to fill an area with this mode of planting. St. Augustine versus zoysia? St. Augustine is well known locally, also called crab grass. It produces a thick cover that grows rapidly. Zoysia is more salt tolerant, needs about half the nitrogen and half the water than the other grass. Another type, paspalum, a very salt tolerant grass of golf course grade, will be grown upon contract. It is presently used by the Winding Bay resort for its golf course and will be also used by Baker’s Bay. Mr. Farmers Are Growing Sod Successfully Williams and Mr. Harmon are very enthusiastic about the results of the project. They are positive that there will enough sod grown to supply Nassau and most of the other islands of The Bahamas. Mr. Harmon mentioned that another key player in the company is Rev. Charles Carey, who offered financial support and personal involvement in the running of the operation, taking care of the banking side of it. The products are now being sold at nurseries, locally at Pinewoods Nursery or at the farm. The Farming Cooperative of Central Abaco and Ben Harmon have joined together to grow sod. This successful undertaking will be able to supply sod for Nassau as well as Abaco. Two varieties are now grown, St. Augustine and zoysia.Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center • Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Open 9 am 5 pm • Mon. Fri. 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 Two waterfront lots available in desirable harbourfront community in the heart of Marsh Harbour. Call for details 15 Jul 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 1267 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 1272-Bahama Palm Shores Beachfront Lot. Best beachfront buy in Abaco $250,000 Under Ccontract Under Ccontract274 Incredibly elevated waterfront lot in Marsh Harbour with great views of the Sea of Abaco and Man O War


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 B Casuarina Pointvacant lot in quiet community, 10,000 sq.ft and situated across from the canal.-$80,000 *Lubbers -lot comprises 10,094 sq.ft and is one lot in from the Sea of Abaco. $110,000.00 *Sweeting’sVillage.Interior lot now available in fast grow ing community. Won’t lastlong. $60,000 *Sand Banks -Canal property, small home, with mature fruit trees. Very private. Lots also available –Call for details. *Bahama Coral Islandvacant property in Bahama Coral Island, financing available-Call for details. July 15, 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 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 NEW LISTING Leisure Lee-#5739 A lovely 3 bed, 2 bath canal front home. Features 57’ dock and over 17,000 sq.ft of property. A boater’s delight.-$950,000-Call Mailin Turtle Rocks-Multi family lot, 27,507 sq.ft., power & cable to boundary, beach access, $85,000.00 –Call Claudius


Page 8 B The Abaconian July 15, 2006 By Mirella Santillo From the HOYTES Championship in Freeport which took place the first week end of June to the Sandy Point Championship on June 24th, Abaco Youth in Action basketball players came back with several trophies. On June 2nd 50 young people from the Youth In Action program traveled to Freeport to take part in the yearly HOYTES Basketball Championship. Their age groups were from 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, and 16 and under. “It was a learning experience for some of the kids,” explained Mr. “Stretch” Morley, the Youth Coordinator for Abaco and one of the coaches for the teams. “It was the first time traveling for some of them and they enjoyed it. We went to the movies after the games.” The youth were accompanied by coaches Ricardo Brown and Patrice Charles and by many parents. Mr. Morley is grateful for the interest of the parents and thanks the sponsors who supported the teams for the trip to Grand Bahamas. Youth in Action won the championship for the 16 and under. Larado Rolle, the team captain, said, “It was not too hard to win.” On June 24th an inter-island basketball championship sponsored by Mr. Gary Sawyer took place in Sandy Point. Approximately 250 children participated in the Championship, ranging from 10 years to 16 and came from Treasure Cay, Central Abaco, Crossing Rocks, Moore’s Island and Sandy Point. The tournament lasted the entire day. Moore’s Island and Treasure Cay each had three teams; Crossing Rocks had one team of 16-year-olds, Sandy Point had three teams; and Youth in Action from Central Abaco had approximately 50 children and all four categories. Treasure Cay won the 10 years and under trophy while Sandy Point came second in that age group. Youth in Action took the victory for the 12, 14 and 16 year olds. Each player took home an individual trophy and the team also received one which was proudly displayed by Larado Rolle and the coaches, Mr. Ricardo Brown and Mr. “Stretch” Morley. The Sandy Point tournament was attended by local authorities. Mr. Roderick Bowe, Administrator for Southern Abaco, talked to the children about good behavior and keeping an eye to the future. He urged them to stay out of trouble during the summer. Mr. Gary Sawyer addressed the children as well as Mr. R. McKinney, the Sandy Point Town Committee member. AlsoYouth in Action Basketball Teams Bask in Successpresent were the Chief Councillor for the South, Mr. Roker, and the school Principal, Ms. Brennel Clarke. Many parents from Marsh Harbour traveled to Sandy Point to encourage their children. In view of the success of the program, the organizers are planning an independence anniversary meet in Central Abaco, followed by a tournament in Treasure Cay and a week-long clinic in Mount Hope sometime in July. The youth basketball season will end with a three-day week-end tournament in Moore’s Island in August. In the meantime six boys, David Vilma, Robin Lafrance, Donald Simms, Lewis McDonald, Kevin Altador and Kingsley Cajuste, will travel with coach Moon McPhee from Grand Bahama as part of a Bahamian team to compete against Nevada youth. Mr. Ricardo Brown will accompany them. The Youth in Action team that competed in Freeport in the HOYTES basketball tournament came back with several trophies. Shown here is Coach Ricardo Brown, Stretch Morley and Team Captain Larado Rolle holding a couple of the trophies they earned. Sports News Long Bay School is offering swimming lessons each day. Two-week sessions are available under Coach Dominic’s instruction every afternoon. Abaco now has two swimming pools that the public can use for instruction. The other one is in Hope Town.. Please see Sports Page 9


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 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. $1,160,000 + 7.5 closing 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 ”stuff.” Starting at $25,000 CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS 1. CARLETON LANDING Newest opportunity Canal 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 $725,000 + 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 $500,000 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 VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE • Ocean front properties Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. Sand Piper Beach Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 • Canal Front Beginning at $264,500 • Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded Beginning at $267,000 • Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $50,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 2 bed / 2 bath, end unit, extra features, never rented $212,000 OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Special garden location near pool, 2 bed / 2 bath. Great rental unit with many repeat guests $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 SOLD More Sports News Body Builder Won ChampionshipThe 2006 Grand Bahama Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship and the first U.S. vs. the Bahamas Championship were held in Freeport on June 24. Veteran bodybuilder Arthur Elden won the Masters over 50 in both Championships. This is Arthur’s 49th year in bodybuilding and at the age of 63 is looking forward to his 50th year in the sport next year. The President of the Grand Bahama Bodybuilding and Fitness Association, Mr. Baldwin Darling, is to be congratulated for his work in making these two shows a huge success. Arthur will next compete in the Southern States in Fort Lauderdale on July 15 and in Nassau on July 22 at the Bahamas national Championships.Swimming Lessons Are OfferedBy Portia Jonsson Learning how to swim is not only an important part of growing up, but it provides children with essential skills to be safe in and around water. In addition to building character and self-confidence, children learn about leadership, safety and rescue skills and water activities. These important survival skills allow parents and children to enjoy a lifetime of both fun and healthy activity at pools and beaches. Throughout this summer swimming lessons are being offered at Long Bay School by Coach Dominic for children ages 5 18. The lessons cost $150 for a two-weeklong session five days a week, Monday through Friday, for 30 minutes each day. Two classes are held each day, 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The session now in progress will end July 21st and resume in August. For more information and application forms please inquire at Long Bay’s office. Swimming is a fun form of exercise and a great first step in preparing kids for a lifetime commitment to physical fitness.Soccer Season EndsBy Mirella Santillo The soccer season which began in March concluded on July 9 with the final game played at the Murphy Town park. Six teams competed but the final game was between the Auskell Medics and the Vitamalt Abaco Uniteds. The league winner was the Vita Malt’s Abacom United team with Island Care Wireless’ Show Offs coming in second place. In spite of losing their first game and the last one of the season to the Medics, 2 to 1, Abacom remains the league’s champion with only one loss, one tie and eight victories, said the team’s Manager, Mr. Jeffrey Victor. “After 16 weeks of football, well supSportsFrom Page 8 ported by crowds and sponsors, the season is finally over,” said Mr. Malcolm Spicer, the League’s President. “The season went extremely well thanks to all the help we received especially from the police, with Cpl. Paul Johnson, from local government with Administrator Revis Rolle, from the Ministry of Sports with Mr. Ismael “Stretch” Morley.” “I am looking forward to the next season which will start in October. I hope the fence will be done! We learnt a lot this year so the next season should be even better,” were Mr. Spicer’s comments at the end of Monday’s games. The first game between the Bahama Beach Club’s Tigers and the Island Wireless Show Offs started mid-afternoon and was won by the Show Offs 1 to 0. The second game, which went on till 7:30 p.m., was a tight play between the MedPlease see Sports Page 18


Page 10 B The Abaconian July 15, 2006 BAHAMAS HOT MIX Civil Engineering Contractor Providing Abaco & surrounding cays with the following services for over 10 years: Site clearance Earthworks Water & Sewerage installation Road paving Car park & drive ways Airfields Asphalt related products Materials testingLarge Fleet of Heavy Equipment available for rent:D8 DozerExcavator TrucksLoaders Low BoyRollers Tractor Heads GradersTrenchers Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-3956 367-3957 Fax: (242) 367-3959 BAHAMAS HOT MIX For FREE estimates contact Harlin Johnson is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida.has opened it’s new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge and many other five star services. We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. CHEROKEE AVIATION Tel.# 242-367-0525 Fax.# 242-367-0526 VHF 122.80P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.comCHEROKEE AIR Tel.# 242-3673450 Fax.# 242-3673451P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : Cherokee Air Cherokee Aviation The funeral of Gloria Joseph 75, of Treasure Cay was held on July 1 in Nassau. Interment was also in Nassau. She is survived by one daughter Diany Charles Jean; brothers Simabe Pierre Ville, Silermond Dieujise, St. Louise Pierre-Ville, Nadius Simeon, Francinord Pierre-Ville, Charite Fores; sister Liejela Pierre-Ville; sister-in-law Tulina Pierre-Ville; son-in-law Brosener Jean; grandsons Brison, Biriner and Patrick Jean; granddaughters Serlime and Sherman Jean; nieces; nephews; grandnieces; grand-nephews; cousins; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral of Elder Moxey Williams 78, of Treasure Cay was held at Full Gospel Assembly of God in Sand Banks on July 2. Rev. Stafford Symonette, Sr. Pastor, assisted by Rev. Patrick Paul, Rev. Cyril Sands and other ministers officiated. Interment was in the South Side Cemetery in Cooper’s Town. He is survived by his wife Sybile Huyler Williams; sons Nathaniel, Morya, Abraham, Stephen, Peter and Leo Williams and Bernard Paul; daughters Rosanna Forbes, Clarice Wildgoose, Nurse Isabella Ruby Thompson, Patricia and Monique Williams; grandchildren Japhael, Nivea, Nathaniel Jr. and Nathan Williams, John Jr., Leslie and Johnell Forbes, Moranda, Felecia and Emmise Williams, Ninja Albury, Racquel and Shantel Wildgoose, Javon McKinney, Clint Johnson and Santana Williams, Ambrose Jr. and Symone Thompson, Alexander, Donavan and Daria Paul, Cicely and Miquel Parada, Peter Jr., Charo and Samuel Williams; great-grandchildren Juwan, Janiel, Tyrek, Leslie Jr., Mackyi, Verdahha and Sanchez; son-in-law Ambrose Thompson Sr., daughters-in-law Leanna Yvonne Paul, Michelle, Elva, Claudia, and Shavonne Williams; sister Nethilee Bodie; brothers Alexander and Joseph Paul; adopted children Rev. Stafford and Lucy Symonette, Rev. Cyril and Lavaugh Sands, Pastor Rudy and Abby McKinney, Betty Jo Howard, Veronica and Dorothy Smith and Dale Storr; brothersin-law Ernest and Livingstone Huyler; sisters-inlaw Maggie Sears and lonie Huyler; nieces; nephews; godchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends A memorial service for Borris Elvis “Pa B.” Delancy 75, of Spring City was held in Nassau on July 8th. He is survived by his companion of 35 years Mavis McQueen; sons Roy, Cecil, Roger, Jack, Uriel and Zane Delancy; daughters Victoria Archer, Dethree, Hillary and Lesley Delancy; grandchildren Mario, Channel, Mervin Delancy, Natasha Hanchell, Teddy, Condell, Jarand, Rogette, Blakley, Senetra, Dakota, Uriel Jr., Daclyn Delancy, Brittany McHardy, Zaneo and Latrell Delancy, Carson Rolle, Alicia Taylor, Warren Royce, Chandenek Archer, Drayson, Georgia, Kelly and Serenity Murray; brothers Cecil, Eural, Stanley, and Richard Delancy; sisters Cornelia Delancy, Esther Outten and Helen Missick; son-in-law Ryan Archer; daughters-in-law Olga, Norma, Cindy, and Rolanda Delancy, sisters-in-law Monica, Gloria, and Terecita Delancy; brother-in-law John Missick; and many other relatives and friends. Man-O-War has lost a “Precious Gem” this month. Lois Elaine Albury, affectionately known to everyone as “Aunt Lois, ” passed away in her home on July 2nd after a brief illness and hospitalization in West Palm Beach. She was 75. Lois was born on Man-O-War Cay on November 21, 1930, to Selina and Norman Albury. She was one of six children. She married Cyril Albury in 1947 and together they made a wonderful family and fulfilling life. Aunt Lois has been known for many years as the “face” of the Sail Shop, learning the trade as a young girl from her father. Customers, new and old alike, were always greeted with a cheerful smile and that hearty chuckle that we all know so well. She has brought many smiles to the hundreds of tourists that come to visit, and then return year after year for another helping of her endearing charm, unique humor and “island” hospitality! She has left many relatives including her daughter, Annie, and son, Jimmy, and their spouses Richard and Melonie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many other family members and countless friends. Kenneth Charles Albury, 61, was born in Marsh Harbour on September 20, 1944, to Maurice and Dolorus Albury. He was the second of seven children that included brothers Bobby, Earl, Sidney, and Pratt Albury and sisters Joyce Thompson and Levaughn Albury. Kenneth went home to be with His Lord on July 7, 2006. Kenneth was a loving husband and the father of three children; one daughter, Marcia, and two sons Myron and Colin (deceased). Kenneth is survived by his wife Sherilyn; daughter Marcia; son Myron; daughter-inlaw Gracie (Pike) Albury; brothers Bobby, Earl, Sidney, and Pratt Albury; sisters Joyce Thompson and Levaughn Albury; sisters-in-law Kathy Albury, Noreen Albury, Allison Albury, Cindy Albury, Eleanor Albury, Alice Albury, Eleanor Albury, Janice Pinder, Bonnie Campollo; brothers-inlaw Mike Thompson, Maurdee Albury, Andre Albury, Lowell Albury, Ross Pinder, and Louis Campollo; mother-inlaw Flossie Albury; numerous nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Subscribe to The Abaconian Today


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 B 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 BIKESBy Gladstone”Stone” McEwan The merger between the Ritz Carlton and The Abaco Club on Winding Bay was announced at a special well attended town meeting held in February at Cherokee Sound. The event was hosted by the founder and chairman of The Abaco Club, Mr. Peter de Savary. The fifty-fifty partnership involving he Ritz Carlton and one of the best of Mr. de Savary’s many visions and projects throughout his long career, The Abaco Club, commenced their joint venture on July 1st when The Ritz Carlton officially began managing and overseeing all day-to-day operations at the club. It is destined to be a colossal success and will provide Abaco and The Bahamas, with additional prestige as an elite traveler destination. Mr. de Savary has said on many occasions,”You can teach a person almost anything. But you can’t give them a personality if they don’t have one.” This philosophy became the standard hiring doctrine at the club. The Abaco Club has always sought the best personalities for all positions and provided the staff employed at the club with the best training before opening their doors in December 2004 and continued to do so after. It was only a few weeks ago that Dr. Samuel Heastie was brought in to teach his Focus Attend Combine Engage course to the entire staff. Upon completion the service levels at the club improved tremendously in all departments. During the week of June 21-28 the Ritz Carlton imported its entire top training personnel to provide additional training for all Ritz Carlton trainers and a few members of the upper management team from The Abaco Club on Winding Bay posed during a recess of a training program. It was one of the 250 hours of service-enhancing and improving training sessions required for all the staff employed at The Abaco Club. The event was recently held at The Great Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour. Ritz Carlton and The Abaco Club Provide More Staff Training employed at The Abaco Club. The sessions included orientations on their operations. The Ritz Carlton insists on 250 hours of training annually for their line employees and 350 hours annually for managers to insure members and guests receive the best service from staff who are current with the changing times and techniques in all areas. Mr. de Savery’s hiring strategy and training efforts paid off. This was verbalized by the Ritz trainers. They had firsthand experiences of this as they were guests at the club receiving the extended services currently at the Club. They were also privy to the natural talents and abilities of many staffers at The Abaco Club. This venture is a first for the Ritz Carlton. The company has never bought in to an existing operation. They also maintain one of or the most rigorous hiring practices of any company in the hospitality industry. They said the levels of professionalism presently at the club will make the transition less strenuous, but there remains a distance to trudge before the club gravitates to the Ritz standards. All of the staff employed at the Abaco Club is excited and welcomed their new partners. They are eager to learn the Ritz way. This merger will provide all employed at the club with a distinctive privilege as it relates to being a part of the best team on the planet, the paramount group in The Bahamas associated with the service industry and having more opportunities, privileges and benefits than others in the same business. By Portia Jonsson Marsh Harbour continues to consolidate its status as the commercial center of Abaco as more and more retail outlets and businesses open. The latest are As Good As New and Allsorts Discount Mart. Juan and Anna Bobby have returned and reopened their second-hand store, this time under the name As Good As New and situated in the old Sawyer’s Market building. They carry an assortment of used and new merchandise namely electronics, tools, garden machinery, toys, housewares, appliances and furniture. Store hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Allsorts Discount Mart located in the blue building opposite Texaco offers a little of everything – computers and accessories, children’s furniture, bedding, baby items, rugs, character toys, dollar day items, housewares, used clothing and more. They also repair computers, appliances and small engines with delivery to and from the ferries. Store hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Business Briefs Recycle Aluminum CansBins Located at Abaco Shopping Centre & Sea Star Car Rental


Page 12 B The Abaconian July 15, 2006 Deacon Strachan Is OrdainedBy Samantha V. Evans On June 25th Zion Baptist Cathedral celebrated Deacon Everette Strachan as he was ordained as Associate Minister. The service began with a joyful noise unto the Lord as the praise team and the Zion Cathedral Sanctuary Choir sang. Deacon Strachan and his wife sat at the front as the Cathedral prepared to robe him as Associate Minister. His parents, Robert and Irene Strachan, and members of his family from Nassau as well as co-workers from BEC joined the Zion family at the Ordination Service. The guest speaker for this special event was Bishop Samuel Green, President of Zion United Convention. He told the congregation that life is a journey, and it is everyone’s intention to achieve happiness, contentment and peace of mind somewhere along life’s road. He said that this is a dream because life is full of disappointments, failures and discontentment. Bishop Green stated that as a minister, he must be careful whose advice he takes. People could lead him astray. He told Deacon Strachan not to worry about people. All that matters is what is done between him and God. Deacon Strachan has been anointed by God so his qualities come from the inside out. During the ordination part of the service Deacon Strachan said that he is honored to serve the Lord. He knows that he has been called to the service of the Lord. He said yes to the call and is prepared to follow Jesus wherever He leads. All of the ministers present gathered around and prayed the prayer of dedication over him as he knelt to be ordained. The Church News Robing Service indicates that he has been set aside to preach the gospel. His wife placed the robe upon him. Visiting ministers brought greetings and congratulatory remarks.Soul-Saving Ministries Holds RevivalBy Samantha V. Evans The one-week-long fashion revival began at Soul Saving Ministries on June 27th. Pastor/Overseer Lawrence Arnett and his church family welcomed Evangelist Marianna Fowler from Nassau as guest speaker. Even though it was a wet, rainy evening, many persons seeking a blessing from the Lord came out for the service. The speaker began by saying that she has to be obedient to the call of God when He asks her to do something. She chose for her topic Whose Watch Is It? God wants to have His way. She stated that Abaco has many serious problems like anywhere else, and there is a great need to repent. She continued that too many Christians are envious of one another. Too much covetousness exists in the church. We need to be our brother’s keeper. If God blesses someone, that person needs to be a blessing to someone else. True revival comes from God and brings out positive changes in communities. God wants that person to live a life for Him. Deacon Everette Strachan was ordained as an Associate Minister at Zion Baptist Church on June 25. He is shown here with his wife. There are many churches, but there is only one God. If God tells you to do something; be obedient and do it. The problem is that too many people are doing things that God has not instructed them to do.Church Service Commemorates IndependenceBy Mirella Santillo An independence church service was held at Dundas Town Church of God on July 9th. Bishop Anthony Campbell celebrated a special Independence Service at his Church of God in Dundas Town. The service started with Administrator Revis Rolle addressing the gathering. Many church leaders took part in the ceremony. Father Hepburn of St John the Baptist Anglican Church was the guest speaker. Pastor Dean of the Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town formulated a special prayer for the nation, while Pastor Rahming read from the Scriptures. Evangelist Mildred Ferguson was there. Pastor Everette Strachan of Friendship Tabernacle Church pronounced a welcome address and the Community Police Youth Band played while the Zion Baptist Church Choir sang. “Not many people attended, but it was a good service,” said a member of the congregation. Check out The Abaconian online at


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 B Abaco AgentBill Thorndycraft & Sandra EvansPhone: (242) 367-0365 lCell: (242) 357-6638 Abaco, www.AbacoAgent.comSandra Evans Real Estate Sales Bahama Coral Island: lots $15,000 & $23,500. Bahama Palm Shores: undeveloped lot $19,950. Dundas Town: Sea view lot, near park $46,500. Great Cistern Cay: 3/2, waterfront w/dock $575,000. Guana Cay: 3.45 acres Sea to Sea $895,000. Guana Cay: 2/2 cottage Sea to Sea access $345,000. Sand Bank Creek: 3/2, new build, dock $375,000. Sand Bank Creek: one acre waterfront $125,000. Turtle Rocks: view lot, beach access $58,800. Turtle Rocks: 2 one acre beachfront $208,500@ For Rent: 3/2, central, waterfront $3,250./month 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."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.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 reduced$395,000. 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.We Exceed Client Expectations!www.abacoestateservices.comPlease contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco. Phone: (242) 365.8752Cell: (242) 357.6570 Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir Broker Members Bahamas Real Estate AssociationABACO ESTATE SERVICESREALESTATESALES VACATIONRENTALS15 July, 2006UNDERCONTRACT mother, Audrey Dawkins, accepted the certificate and proudly announced that Kateca is currently attending Florida Metropolitan University, studying computer information science. Kezia Etienne will now be attending Louisiana State University since she was recently awarded a full scholarship from the Primetime Foundation. Pathfinders will provide funds for her books. She hopes to go into medicine. Ervin Joseph told the gathering that he would continue to attend Miami-Dade and then transfer for his final years to study to become a vocational education teacher. Justin Kemp has the honor of being the first to graduate from Every Child Counts with an academic/vocational diploma. He will be attending Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute in Nassau to train in refrigeration and air conditioning. Four other recipients were unable to attend. Lathera Lightbourne is going to the PathfindersFrom Page 1 By Mirella Santillo On June 21st Mr. Freddy Pinder was elected new area Vice President for Abaco of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union for a term of three years. Mr. Ricky Smith, who had held that position for four consecutive terms, was unable to undertake a fifth term because of illness. Mr. Pinder, who is a senior associate responsible for credit and collection, said, “I nominated myself upon staff recommendation, including President Mr. Robert College of The Bahamas to study business management. Rebecca Russell is attending Western Kentucky University, seeking a degree in nursing. Wonsha Joseph will be going to Puerto Rico to attend Antellean Adventist University to study psychology. Jessica Higgs also received a one-time scholarship for academic excellence. She will be a sophomore at Valdosta University and is studying for a career in medicine. These 12 students join the other 58 young people that Abaco Pathfinders has aided in continuing their education since 2001. The program concluded with current Pathfinder students, Felicity Simms, Malisa Singh, Samantha Major, Dawson Malone, Racquel Smith and Shamika White, offering advice concerning how to succeed in college. Some of the points they all agreed upon were to focus on your goals, take one day at a time and not be overwhelmed at the beginning. Remember that no one will wake you up for class in the morning or be there to remind you to do your assignments and to resist bad influences and trust in God to guide you.Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union Elects OfficersFarquharson.” He explained that his duties as area vice president are to represent the employees of BTC and be a mediator between the company and the employees. Every three years he will negotiate the contracts and make sure BTC lives up to the agreement made in the contracts. “I am excited about the position. It is new for me, but I want to get the best for the employees of Abaco. I want them to know that I will represent them to the best of my abilities.”


Page 14 B The Abaconian July 15, 2006 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 July 06 GREEN TURTLE CAY1.5 acres on gorgeous ocean beach with 135 feet of frontage and great elevations. This is the last available peice in this area. #2809Price: $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


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 B YOUR FIRST CHOICE IN BAHAMIAN REAL ESTATE GUANA CAY TREASURE CAY BAHAMA PALM SHORES LYNYARD CAY GUANA CAY LEISURE LEE CROSSING ROCKS MURPHY TOWN BAHAMA PALM SHORES BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND SWEETINGS VILLAGE BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND BAHAMA PALM SHORES PELICAN SHORES#9934 SouthwindŽ. One of the first homes built on the lovely peninsula of Pelican Shores. Encompassing just under one acre of land, fronting on Duck Pond. Comprised of 2 bedroom/2 bath, den/library, open living and dining area and galley style kitchen. Included is a guest cottage, pool, enclosed 12Kw generator and dock. Apromising property with superior land value and great potential for the discerning, imaginative buyer. $925,000#10181. Nestled in the heart of the settlement, this super home is surrounded by lush specimen foliage, a winter garden and well maintained lawns. The main living area on the second story encompasses a wide open living/dining space, 2 bedrooms and one bath. The ground floor features a spacious guest bedroom with its own bath, laundry room and storage area. Wonder panoramic view are awaiting from the widows walk and porches. Constant breezes keep the home cool during even the warmest months. $480,000. #9601. Building site situated in Anchorage Estates, the perfect location for a small multifamily project. Located adjacent to the roundabout, this 14,000 sq.ft. lot is zoned muti-family and could be developed for a small boutique style resort. $69,500 #10202: Gorgeous, generously-sized home site on Eight Mile Bay beach. Encompassing approx. 1.7. acres of nicely elevated land. Thickly treed with native hardwoods. Wonderful views, wide sugar sand beach and community offers underground utilities, telephone and internet access. Will consider subdividing $615,000. #9297: Bordering the Sea of Abaco with the Atlantic Ocean to the east, this expansive parcel boasts 77 fabulous acres, including high elevations, a pond, dense native coppice, numerous coconut palm trees and pristine white sand beaches. Serious inquiries only, please. #9770: Leisure Lee. Lovely, oversized wooded home site containing 18,204 sq. ft. Inland location, road-to-road site with possible views of canal system and the Sea of Abaco if buyer builds upŽ. Agreenway borders one boundary making the site secluded and private. $68,500. #9510: Greenland Bay. Gorgeous, unspoiled beach front, dazzling white sand, rolling grassland interior. Parcels encompass 100 to 200 feet on the beach, depth of +/-300. 30 miles south of Marsh Harbour. Only one parcel may be sold in each instance; the entire acerage is not offered a whole. Starting at $120,000 #9323. Just built and never lived in! 3 bedrooms, two baths, nicely detailed with arched interior doorways, tile and modern fully equipped kitchen. The perfect starter home for a young family. Near Government high school and all conveniences of town living. $135,000. #9492 Lovely homesite in secluded Bahama Coral island; just 10 minutes north of Marsh Harbour. Elevated and just across from natural wildlife area and 5 minutes to the secluded beach area. Great views if built upŽ! Buy now for the future! $21,000. #9073.NEW! Nicely elevated cottage overlooks the Sea of Abaco and catches every tropical breeze. Two bedrooms, 2 baths, hobby room, laundry nook, home is wired for generator power. Tiled living areas, carpeted bedrooms. Sturdy cement construction, tongue and groove ceilings. The perfect first home or retirement cottage! Move in condition! $230,000 #9935 Lovely home site of approximately 10,000 sq.ft with high elevation and views of the sea on the west of Abaco and the South side. Conveniently located just 3 miles north of Marsh Harbour. Motivated seller! $35,000. #10350 : Located on Guana Cay this small cottage presents a multitude of opportunities for the imaginative buyer. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, this property could transition well into a vacation rental or second home. Situated in heart of the settlement, cottage is just steps from ferry dock and all amenities and attractions. Add a 2nd story for wonderful views! $160,000 #8928. Secluded 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Located directly across the lane from Eight Mile Bay and its gorgeous beach. Rooftop deck enjoys some of the best views in the area. Room to expand and put your personal touch to this promising home. $422,000 #3646: Two nice side-by-side home sites just 300 feet from Eight Mile Bay Beach. Good elevation, cleared and ready to build. Buy both for a generous building envelope and build upfor Atlantic Ocean views and breezes. $41,000 each. #10195 : One acre Atlantic Ocean front home site adjacent to Orchid Bay. Lovely high rock shore and nice 20plus elevations. Superb views of the coast to north and south and just 150from beach access. Densely vegetated, nature coppice and native trees. License to use area that has been set aside for dockage on Sea of Abaco $641,000 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER OFFER UNDER CONTRACT NEW PRICE NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACT NEW PRICE GUANA CAY Email : abaco@bahamasrealty.bsTelephone: (242) 367-3262 lFax (242) 367-3260These offerings are subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawn without noticeŽ15th June 2006


Page 16 B The Abaconian July 15, 2006 Atlantic Water Front Exclusive over 2 acres, over 350’ frontage, overlooking Winding Bay Beach, breathtaking view of Atlantic. Can be subdivided. $625,000 Business for Sale Exclusive excellent location, great income provider, Marsh Harbour area. Call for details. Boat Slip with Hill Top Lot, Near Aunt 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) S t e i n e r H H o u s e T T r e a s u r e C C a y R R o a d 4 BR,2 1/2 BA $ 8 0 9 0 0 0 R o y a l P P a l m 2 BR, 2 BA Marina front condo, fully furnished, with boat slip. Tropical decor $ 5 7 5 0 0 0 H e l e n s P P o i n t G G a l l e o n B B a y Waterfront 4 BR,3 BA Home, Sea of Abaco views $ 1 3 8 8 0 0 0 Ga l l e o n B B a y R R o a d Homesite overlooking Treasure Cay Marina $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 A t l a n t i s 2BR, 2BA Canal front condo with 14 wide boat slip. Completely redone with furnishings. $ 5 4 9 0 0 0 E a r l y L L i g h t R R o y a l P P o i n c i a n a 2 BR, 2BA Condo on Treasure Cay beach $ 6 9 5 0 0 0 P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020Mammograms OfferedFor Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. May Hestmo Hand and Orthopedic Surgeon July 15, 2006 Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist July 15, 2006 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) July 15, 2006 Dr. Daniel Johnson Podiatrist July 18, 2006 Ms. Kim Scriven Audiology Hearing aids, hearing testing July 19, 2006 Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist July 19, 2006 Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist July 22, 2006 Ms. Diane Davis Mammogram Radiographer Technologist July 22, 2006 Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea July 27, 2006 Dr. Duranda Ash Opthamologist July 28 29, 2006 Mrs. Andrea Moss Physiotherapist July 29, 2006 Long Bay SchoolGrade 12 GraduationBy Samantha V. Evans Long Bay said good bye and good luck to 14 grade 12 students on June 20th at their graduation service held in the school auditorium. The theme was Carrying the Torch of Perseverance on the Road to Success The students have had years of learning life’s lessons including never to give up and hard work pays off. The Principal, Mrs. Jacqueline Collie, stated that 95 percent of their graduates earned their diplomas. Long Bay is a selfsupporting school run by a board of directors. They are privately funded and are required to meet the Seventeenth Day Adventist requirements as well as those of the Ministry of Education. Ninety percent of their graduates go on to attain a higher degree. They are proud to state that they take an holistic approach to Christian eduSchool News cation. Students are prepared for all standardized exams of the Ministry of Education. They also view athletics as being very important and expose their students to various sporting activities. They prepare students for a healthy life in society and the world. A slide show was shown of the graduating class over the past year as well as pictures of them as infants and now. As their graduation photo was displayed, their future plans, hobbies and most memorable moments at Long Bay School were shown. Special song tributes were performed by Mr. Marlon Carby and Mrs. Nadine Been. The guest speaker for the evening was Mrs. Althea McMillian, who also spoke at the grade six commencement exercises the night before. She told the students that perseverance pays off. Some students think they can get through school without using their brain and some even try. But they quickly learn that this doesn’t work. There is no such thing as knowing too much or studying too much. There are some things they can do and others they cannot do. What they do and what they become depends on them. She told them that they can be as smart or as dumb as they want to be. No one can make them inferior unless they let them. Education will take them through the world. Success is what they do with what their have. They determine their future life by the choices they make. She ended by telling them that they will meet obstacles in the work place or in college. They should take the word “can’t” out of your vocabulary. What are they going to give to the world? They hold the key. They are the master of their faith. Be like the little engine that said he could and persevered. The Salutatorian, Shoshana Davis, spoke Please see School Page 17 Fourteen students of Long Bay school graduated on June 20. Guest speaker for the ceremony was Mrs. Althea McMillian, in center front of photo. Mrs. Jacqueline Collie, principal is behind her. St. Francis de Sales School in Marsh Harbour offered a summer school session for students who needed extra teaching. The school also offered extra instruction in Spanish.


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 B J & J ELECTRIC BILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) • CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 • FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 • MARSH HARBOUR • ABACO • BAHAMASE-mail: 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" PRIVATE 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 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 on behalf of the graduating class, thanking the parents and teachers for all of their love, support and encouraging words. She got emotional as she paid tribute to her own parents who made big sacrifices for her. She told them that she took note of their sacrifices and she appreciates everything they did. The Valedictorian was Lynden Hepburn, who bid the class farewell and told them to continue reaching for the stars. The class received their awards and lit the torch that will light their path as they travel the road to success. All graduates received a special trophy from the principal who also teaches them English. She stated that all of them did an outstanding job in her class. However, the top award went to Shoshana Davis, who also received the top awards for religious knowledge, biology, history and accounts. D’Andre Sands received the Leadership Award from the principal.Summer School at St. FrancisBy Samantha V. Evans June 19th was the start of three weeks of summer school at St. Francis de Sales. Students who wanted a head start on the next grade level of work or those who needed to brush up on some weak areas made plans to be there. Summer school was extended to both the primary and high school. Ms. Frederick has students in grades one through three. She stated that all of the students are performing at their grade level but needed to sharpen some skills. There was only one grade two student who was taking advanced lessons. Also during this time students attended Spanish and the arts with Senora Brown. The students learned Spanish cuisine as well as the language of Spanish. The summer program was from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and came to a close on July 7th.Pursuing Higher EducationBy Samantha V. Evans Learning is not attained by chance, you have to work hard to achieve it. Learning does not end after high school. It is something you will do all your life. You can receive your formal education at a tertiary institution, training centers or technical schools. Pursuing a higher education is exciting. Expanding your learning beyond high school gives you power. This power can be used to become successful in life. Many young people become confused and disoriented when they have to make these kinds of decisions especially if they did no planning in advance. Perhaps they know what they want to do with their lives but do not know how to get there. It is important that they seek guidance during these times. This can be found through parents, teachers, close friends and from their pastor. It is important to have a solid base of support so that when you have to make these difficult decisions, you will not fold. Too many times people look at success in terms of the level of education one attains, the amount of money you have in the bank, by the house you live in or how much material possessions one owns. It is not wrong to have a good education, a good job and wealth but do not let that be the reason you decide to further your education. You should further your education to better your life and to make a positive difference or contribution to your community and the world. If you go to a college or university, you can attain an associates degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or a doctorate degree (PhD.) The associates degree is usually a two-year degree. while the bachelor’s degree can take four, sometimes five years. The master’s degree can be obtained after the bachelor’s degree and usually takes two years. If you decide to write a thesis or research paper, you will need an additional year. The doctorate degree is the highest degree offered. Many take post doctorate courses which do not usually offer an addi tional degree. It can More School News Please see School Page 23 SchoolFrom Page 16


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Page 20 B The Abaconian July 15, 2006 Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage • Gas • Diesel • Ice • Bait • Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina • Fiberglass repair • Bottom painting • Bright work • Waxing Gift shop • Largest selection of fishing tackle • T-shirts • Souvenirs • Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service • Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals • Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 • Fax 366-0171 • Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13’ 15’ 17’ Now AvailableCall for informationRepresenting the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAIL Explore the Golden Reef and find a delightful array of resortwear fashions, Abaco Gold jewellery and other fine gold jewellery to dazzle you, art prints, and many other souvenirs and gifts to take back home to remind you of your visit with us. Located in the heart of New Plymouth Green Turtle Cay on Parliament Street Tel: (242) 365-4511 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 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 groups from all over The Bahamas and various church groups. A minimum of a three-day stay is usually required with at least 40 people and during these stays, it is staffed only by Assembly of God volunteers. Certain guidelines have to be respected such as no smoking, drugs or alcohol drinking. During their week’s session, the children are treated to breakfast, a light lunch and a full dinner. There is a canteen where they can purchase additional snacks and drinks. “A day at the camp starts with breakfast, usually a typical Bahamian breakfast of eggs, grits sausages and toast, followed by a Chapel service, called Bible Fun Time,” explained Mr. Key, “where the children enact scenes of the Bible through puppetry, singing and games.” Camp AbacoFrom Page 2 Sports, water activites, crafts, devotions and chapel services are all part of the schedule at Camp Abaco. The camp sessions each last five days, Monday to Saturday. The experiences there can last a life time. dren. “I am a counselor,” said Paul. “I watch over the kids and play with them.” Mrs. Laura Rusnell, another Assembly of God member from Fort Myers, praised her colleague’s dedication. “Colleen spent the last few months to handpick all the material for the camp,” she said of Mrs. Marinello. Mrs. Rusnell is one of the registered nurses on site along with Pat Kalmar and Robin Sestak. The reminder of the volunteers were local members of the Assemblies of God, Then there is canteen time followed by outdoor activities for the boys and crafts for the girls or vice versa.. After lunch, the kids enjoy swimming, kayaking, water volleyball or walks. In the evening crab hunts, soldier crab races, bon fires and singing are a few of the planned activities. There is a second chapel service after dinner. “All of the activities are overseen by adults and this week three nurses are part of the staff,” mentioned Mrs. Cornea. One volunteer, Charlotte Collins, a native of Marsh Harbour, who attends college in Florida, has been with the camp for three consecutive years. “I love being with kids,” she said and explained that her duties range from canteen attendant to kitchen helper. Paul Jones and Billy Jerabek, high school students, part of the Fort Myers’ group, both came here for a week to help supervising the chilBrother Bob and his wife, Mr. Key to mention a few, all together, over 20 people. Forty five children, mostly locals, except one or two such as eight-year-old Donardo Gray, who is from Nassau, attended the first session and over 10 are expected for the second one. The organizers do not know yet how many there will be in the last group. But they said that over the years, “Camp Abaco has always been very popular.”Wall at Cost Right Was SmashedA vehicle smashed through the wall at Cost Right in Marsh Harbour on July 8. The driver swerved to miss another vehicle and went through the Cost Right parking lot and over a curb before smashing through the wall. There were no injuries. The vehicle was removed and the building was temporarily boarded up.


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 B 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 Regardless of the Destination, Please Call Us Today to Quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) • (386) 423-1773 • Fax (386) 423-1774E-mail: • CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP Daily Service Between Marsh Harbour / Treasure Cay and Melbourne, Daytona Beach, New Smyran and Fort Lauderdale Agnes Bethel Agnes Bethel Agnes Bethel Agnes Bethel Agnes Bethel Renee Bethel Renee Bethel Renee Bethel Renee Bethel Renee Bethel 6th July 1973 23 October 1999 6th July 1973 23 October 1999 6th July 1973 23 October 1999 6th July 1973 23 October 1999 6th July 1973 23 October 1999Amber Bethel Amber Bethel Amber Bethel Amber Bethel Amber Bethel 12th July 1994 23 October 1999 12th July 1994 23 October 1999 12th July 1994 23 October 1999 12th July 1994 23 October 1999 12th July 1994 23 October 1999Its been almost seven years since you left usyet it seems like only a day. You were all taken from us far too soon. But, we know and trust that God is in control. His ways are not our ways. Your light burned so brightely that it seemed to burn out too soon, but we know that God wanted you to be with Him. Now your light is still a beacon for us shining down from heaven. Even now, after all these years, the tears still flow. But we can hear you gently say, Dont cry for us for we are free from the stresses of this world, the hurt and pain. Walking streets of gold, singing the songs that you love, songs that the angels cannot sing! Amazing grace, how sweet the sound!Ž and Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus!Ž We miss you so much. But yet remember you often. Your loving thoughts, your caring personality, the brightness that you brought into the lives of everyone you met. Your smiles, your laughter, your beaming angelic complexion that would light up a room, the Christian compassion that you all showed to everyone in your daily lives. And now, on the anniversary of your birthday, we cannot help but consider all of the what-ifs.Ž But then we reconsider. You are perfect now Renee. You will always be young. You will always be beautiful. Amber, you were a little angel here. God just needed to give you wings. Your smiling face and golden locks still brighten our hearts. You all meant so much to us down here, whether as a daughter, sister, mother, neice, granddaughter or friendYou are still loved and always will be. So keep smiling and keep singing, and we will see you again someday!In Loving Tribute of Rotary Inducts New PresidentBy Mirella Santillo On July 1rst Mr. Bryan Thompson, a Rotarian for three years, was inducted as President of the Rotary Club of Abaco in a ceremony held at Back Street Caf in Marsh Harbour. With him eight new board members were named: President Elect, Mrs. Joyce Riviere; Secretary, Mr. Gentry Morris; Treasurer, Mrs. Sandra Albury; Sergent at Arms, Mr. Fred Gotlieb; Membership, ASP Wayne Miller; Service Projects, Ms. Cindy Hayworth; Rotary Foundation, Mr. Cyril Bethel; and Club Administration, Mr. Barry Whiting. As new president, Mr. Thompson’s goal are to continue with the annual projects such as the bell ringing and the distribution of packages for the needy at Christmas, to sponsor a special contest for the kids and to continue the support of Every Child Counts. For this year The International Rotary’s focus worldwide is on health and potable water issues. The water issue does not concern Abaco, but HIV and diabetes are the main two subjects that will be brought up to the awareness of communities in the Abaco Club and through the Caribbean. Fighting illiteracy is also a focus of Rotary worldwide, so the club will try to assist with the rebuilding of the library. To raise funds for that project, a golf tournament in October is in the planning stage. The Club is assisting the Fire Department with purchasing fire hydrants for the Marsh Harbour area. The first Board meeting on July 18th will deal with all these issues. Mr. Thompson said, “I wish that this year will be as exciting as last year and I hope to be able to assist the community of Abaco. But as an international organization we try to assist other communities as well. I am looking forward to the continuous support of local businesses to assist us with our efforts.”Guest Speakers Spoke on Trade with ChinaBy Mirella Santillo The weekly Rotary Club meeting was held as usual on July 11 at the Back Street Caf. The topic of the meeting was Developing Trade Relations with China a presentation given by Mr. Rodney Collie and Mrs. Marilyn Smith, both affiliated with Global United Ltd. In Nassau. The Bahamas is now in its ninth year of diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, and it has been reported that over these years the volume of trading has been steadily increasing. At a press conference held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the honor of the visit to Nassau of Chinese Minister Zhaoxing Li, Minister of Foreigh Affairs, the Hon. Fred Mitchell, said, “The volume of trade between China and The Bahamas is now close to US $150 million annually. “We expect that, with the expansion of tourism between the two countries and the expansion of the container port on Grand Bahama, trade will increase even more.” Banking on this happening, Global United purchased United Shipping, Global Customs Brokers, World Bound Couriers and Sea Airways Ltd., The company is now providing full shipping service between the Far East and Freeport with mass distribution and a bonded warehouse at the receiving end on Grand Bahama. Because of the increasing interest of the Chinese merchants to do business here and because of what is perceived as being of definite financial interest for Bahamians, two representatives of Global United, Mr. Collie, Manager, and Mrs. Smith came to make a preliminary presentation to the members of the Rotary Club. A full presentation will be made at a conference that will be held in September in Nassau. There, interested business merchants and entrepreneurs will be able to get a full report on the trade possibilities between the two countries. Mrs. Smith explained that Global United can move anything from The Bahamas to the world and vice versa. Her company can ship direct from China and cut the middle man out. She said, “The Chinese merchants have the capacity to mass produce and as long as a product is designed in The Bahamas, it can still bear the label made in The Bahamas. Mr. Collie pointed out that up to 85 percent of what we make leaves the country. If we could keep only 10 percent of that it would amount to $160 million. A way to achieve that, he said, would be to bypass the middle man and bring goods directly into the country. Seven hundred acres of Freeport free trade zone have been set aside to develop a huge business distribution center which could serve not only The Bahamas but also for the rest of the Caribbean. “If we do it properly,” he added, “we can change the whole economic landscape of this country.” The idea would be to pass on the savings to the consumers and not to over-mark up the goods. “Do not try to make a killing, do not compete, pass along the savings.” To a member raising the subject of customs’ clearing which is now a fairly long process, Mrs. Smith answered that because the warehouse is bonded, the procedure is rapid and goods can be distributed within a couple of days. She reminded the audience that ”anything and everything can be found in China,” from clothes to electronics to appliances, toys and building materials. The Chinese exports 36 percent of the world market, second only to The United States. Club News


Page 22 B The Abaconian July 15, 2006 Kathleen Albury, BRI a professional Licensed Real Estate Appraiser who has performed work for most local financial institutions, many attorneys and private individuals. She also serves as a Broker with H.G. Christie, Ltd. with eight years of extensive and varied experience in real estate, both in the U.S. and the Bahamas, six of these years in Abaco. She maintains licenses in both countries. She has completed many continuing education courses, having received her Bahamas Real Estate Institute designation, and can be considered one of the best trained realtors in Abaco. Kathleen serves all of Abaco and currently resides in Hope Town, Elbow Cay. HGChristie.comP.O. Box AB 20777 Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367 5454 Fax: (242) 367 5452 Hope Town, Elbow Cay Tel: (242) 366 0700 Fax: (242) 366 0701 Cell: (242) 477 5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.comWhen you require a Real Estate Appraisal, please call: By Mirella Santillo Boat charters are an important business on Abaco. Most of our tourism is sea-oriented: from snorkeling to scuba diving, from bonefishing to deep sea fishing or championship fishing, from island hoping on power boats to sailing the Sea of Abaco for a few days; there is a choice for all. Quite a number of people come here on their own boat, but the first time visitor or the infrequent one sometimes charters a boat with a captain who knows where to go and a crew to handle the cleaning and the cooking. The largest charter company on Abaco, the Moorings offers a total of 28 boats for rent, from a large Robinson and Caine built, 47-foot sailing catarmaran that sleeps up to 12, to a 40-foot double hull, from a 34-foot to a 46-foot catarmaran by Nautic Blue, the largest, comfortable for 10 people, to Beneteau-built mono-hull accommodating up to eight people. They come with or without a crew. According to The Mooring’s operation manager, Mr. Julian Carter, popular stays are from one to two weeks. Charterers usually prefer a fully staffed boat, but two families from the mid-west, the Spectors and the Halperns, with their relatives, chose to handle the sailing themselves. Alan Halpern who had some sailing experience, became the Captain of a 47-foot “cat” from June 17th to June 23rd and the other members of the group, including two teenagers, were assigned various duties. “It was a fantastic week of fun and adventure,” said Mr. Halpern, whom I met on June 24th, when most of the group had already left, but five tired but happy people were still waiting to get a plane back home. The group comprised mostly of relatives from Michigan, Ohio, Missouri and Maine who met in Marsh Harbour for a few days’ reunion. Some came for a week, such as Mr. Alan Helpern, Mrs. Ann Spector, Mr. Alan Spector and 16-year-old Emmy Halpern and Brigid Christman, some for only a couple of days, meeting them at one of the settlements. “At one point, we had 18 people on board and up to six teenagers,” commented Mrs. Spector. Only Mr. Helpern had sailing experience, but by the end of the week everybody had learn the basics of handling a boat. Mr. Helpern reminisced over his few days’ visit to Marsh Harbour. “We left last Sunday from The Moorings,” he said, “and went to Guana Cay and Nippers. The next island was Man-O-War where we visited the Sail Shop. We then sailed to Hope Town and anchored off Tahiti Beach for the night. We nearly lost a crew member there,” he recalled, laughing. Mr. Spector explained, “One of the teenagers was sunbathing on a raft; I was snorkeling nearby. All of a sudden I noticed that the raft had drifted to the middle of the channel. I swam to the rescue of the girl who was completely oblivious of what had happened!” Back in Marsh Harbour, members of the party chartered a fishing boat with Capt. Henry Sands and caught a 22-pound dolphin which they cooked. Everyone agreed, “It was the best fish we ever ate.” “During that week the weather was pretty good; it rained but the showers were only at night,” said Mrs. Spector. “But Friday,” she added enthusiastically, “was the best day for sailing.” The group also enjoyed local festivities, such as Goombay where they tasted the local conch salad for the first time. “We can still taste the spices,” laughed Mrs. Spector. It was a first time on Abaco for everyone, but they said, “It was a memorable experience, and we definitely plan to come back next year.” Their week’s activities were what charterers usually do. They started on a Saturday morning with briefing about the boat they are renting and sailing the Sea of Abaco to the nearby cays. They are given a chart. Boats are all equipped with a depth finder which makes it easy to avoid sand bars and coral reefs. Mr. Halpern said he did not have any problem navigating, and he also used the Cruising Guide to Abaco by Steve Dodge as an extra tool to get around Chartering a Sail Boat Can Be a Great Experience Two extended families chartered a cataraman last month from Moorings in Marsh Harbour and enjoyed the experience so much that they expect to return next year. The Spectors and the Halperns, coming from Michigan, Ohio, Missourt and Maine, had very little sailing experience. But the crew quickly learned to handle their boat. The last ones to leave are shown here with taxi driver Debbie who was very helpful to them. Luxury Living, West Palm BeachLocated in the newest luxury condominium in downtown City Place, exquisite designer furnished 2 bedroom/2 bathroom with every amenity imaginable. Panoramic intracoastal and city views from the 8th floor Penthouse Level. Concierge services, parking garage, 24hour security, fitness center overlooking incredible pool and spa. 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DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE WE DON’T PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties • New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 • Fax 242-366-0434 take approximately three to five years after the master’s degree to complete additional course work and intense research in your specialized area. It is no longer necessary to go abroad to obtain a formal education as several institutions of higher learning including The College of The Bahamas offer courses. Also, you can take courses online. There are advantages and disadvantages of all so my advice is to find one that fits your needs. If money is an issue or if you want to study at a smaller college, a junior or community college is an option. In some cases, they are also less expensive than a fouryear institution, very flexible and most credits are transferable. Technical and vocational schools provide training for immediate employment and offer certificate programs. These programs can be completed in months. The areas offered are in great demand in today’s society and include engineering, cosmetology, mechanics, dressmaking, welding, electrical wiring, air conditioning and many other skills. With training in any of these areas you can earn a great living and be well on your way to living a successful life; one you (as well as your family) can be proud of. SchoolFrom Page 17 By Samantha V. Evans We live in a society today where many individuals focus more on what they can get rather than what they can do to help someone else. Every month there are children on Abaco who need to be placed in a home temporarily as a result of a family problem. Children are vulnerable, and they trust their parents who are their primary care-givers. But sometimes parents hurt them, cannot meet their needs or adequately take care of them. Social Services has the task of providing services to supplement and facilitate the learning process by working to eliminate the social, economic, physical and emotional barriers to learning encountered by Abaco children. Social Services makes available a variety of programs which include lunch assistance, clothing for families, grocery allowance and counseling services. In spite of these programs there is an urgent need for foster care on Abaco. A foster parent is a person who will make his home available to house a child until a more permanent place can be found for the child to reside. Social Services is faced with the challenge of finding homes to place children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned as well as those who have lost their parents to death. Presently, there is no database for foster care providers on Abaco, so when children need a home to be placed, this presents a major challenge. So far, Social Services has been able to place children with persons who have extended their homes out of the goodness of their heart even though, in some instances, they do not have the space to accommodate such a request. Hence, this is why they need your help! Recently, there was a female child who needed to be placed in foster care but there was no where to place her. The child had lost both of her parents so she had no home to go to. Social Services had to rely on someone they knew and trusted to take this child in until better or more permanent arrangements could be made. Another situation involved a child who had been abused all of her life by persons she trusted. She, too, needed to be placed in a home, but there was no where to place her. She had to remain in the home under the careful supervision of Social Services. There are many cases where children are abandoned, abused or their parents die and they need foster care. What are they to do with all of these children who need homes? It is always the first choice of Social Services to find a home for these children. But when there is no one willing to foster them, they end up placing them in a crowded children’s home. Besides this, the children usually do not want to go. But when they do go, some are very unhappy and feel alone. It is important for all of us to work together to help raise our country’s “little darlings.” They need love. They need to know that someone genuinely cares about them and regards them as valuable. All of us need to do our part to help build their self-esteem by telling them that they are special and deserve the best! Abaconians, Social Services needs your help. They need persons to sign up to be foster parents today! To find out more about this program, you can call 367-2246. Remember that when children are nurtured, they blossom! Foster Care Is Urgently Needed


Page 24 B The Abaconian July 15, 2006 You can now find your favourite newspaper The Tribune and your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNON’S GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMON’S SUPERCENTER LOWE’S FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper AB AB AB AB AB A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO Marsh Harbour Ticket Agent will now be located at: BIG PAPA’S CONVENIENCE STORE Old Sawyer’s Market Building, Marsh Harbour, Abaco We’ve Moved! • BEC has scheduled tree trimming to protect power lines. BEC cuts and trims for maximum protection to the electric lines during storm conditions. • Please report any threatening trees or branches you are concerned about. • Property owners are advised to trim their own trees if they have special trimming requirements. Be careful power lines are dangerous. BEC will offer assistance on request. Call our emergency numbers for assistance or to report problems.Phone 367-2727 • 367-2846 • 367-4667 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 By Mirella Santillo According to the police report, a fire started on June 19 at the home of Merilien Basile in the Mud. He had just left his house around 10 p.m. to pick up his wife from work, leaving his 10-year-old daughter at home when neighbors noticed smoke coming out of one of the rooms. Immediately several nearby residents rushed to the house to put the fire out. Cpl. Paul Johnson, who arrived at the scene, together with Cpl. Knowles, said, “The fire started on a dresser in a southern bedroom.” However, by the time the police arrived approximately 15 minutes later, Cpl. Knowles said, “The fire had already been put out and there was only smoke.” Cpl. Johnson, a firefighter, attributed that to the fact that several of the men 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 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 JanuSchool Reunion Includes Abaco Residents ary, 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. who helped put the fire out had been trained by him and Mr. Steve Skulnick of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. These men were Carmille Baptiste, Elison Belvy, Sony Louis, Luchner, Smith Pierre, Junior Pierre and Israel. He said that more people should train in fire fighting so that disastrous fires such as the one which destroyed more than 60 houses in the Mud in November 2005 could be avoided. That fire resulted in the death of one resident Mr. Basile’s daughter had safely left the house. The report assesses that only one room was destroyed. The rest of the house suffered smoke and water damage only. Power was supplied to the premises by generator, and it is suspected that the wiring might have been faulty. A Fire in the Mud Is Contained Support Citizens Against Crime


July 15, 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 Guana Cay 2 bed apt. $1000/ mo, furnished, no pets. Also new vacation rental $900/ wk. Long term rate available. Call 904-982-2762 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 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 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 Sweeting Tract, Marsh Harbour. For rent or for sale. New 2 bed 2 bath triplex. For more info call 367-2289 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 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 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 NE Florida Brand new intracoastal condos and lots with full service marina, tennis, dinning & more. Incl membership to Yacht & Beach Club. The Selby Group 866-439-3759 or Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250 By Lee Pinder It has been over 10 years since Rev. Carla, as she is affectionatly known among her parishoners, came to us straight out of college from Chandler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born on Eleuthera to Rev. and Mrs. Frank Culmer in Savannah Sound to a family of eight brothers and sisters. She was a loving daughter and continues to stay very close to her many family members. When Rev. Carla arrived on our shores, the Bahamas Methodist Conference was in its infancy and struggling with growing pains. She took on the task of ministering to three of the five Methodist Churches on Abaco: St. Andrews in Dundas Town, St. James in Hope Town and Epworth Chapel here in Cherokee Sound, and changed our lives with her inspiration, warmth, easy going spirit and sensible business outline. Rev. Carla came to us with a fresh new outlook, and her first task was to bring more new members into the church. She organized a congregational board in each church and established regular board meetings to keep thorough records and handle church business. She cared for our church buildings and made sure that repairs and regular maintenance was taken care of, not to mention hurricane repairs and modern improvements. She insisted on Conference participation and encouraged members to attend synods, spiritual and learning sessions. Rev. Carla continued with the old traditions of the church but expanded it’s work within the community. Rev. Carla was instrumental in setting up Kids Korner, a mid-week Sunday School class for the younger schoolchildren in Cherokee Sound to insure Christen teachings in their upbringing and arranged for youth ministers to come to work with the young adults. These sessions included not only Bible study, but music appreciation, arts, crafts and lots of fun things that kept the young people eager to attend. It also made them better Christians. The Kids Korner group has a twice yearly special church meeting where the children recite their learned Bible verses and sing their special Sunday School songs to a very appreciative audience. When the awards are handed out and special prizes distributed at the summer meeting in June, there is an ice cream social afterwards. At the winter session the children decorate a special Christmas tree with ornaments they have made themselves and receive gifts for all their accomplishments. Their bright and shining faces are the true evidence of their joy in hearing and learning God’s Word, The young adults usually meet weekly for fun activities such as beach parties and interesting field trips. Other traditions have become a part of our church, Epworth Chapel, as well, such as church suppers and an annual Tea Party in the community where she personally presents a lovely bone china teacup and saucer to a lucky recipient. This is new tradition that is eagerly anticipated each February by all the ladies. Because of its popularity and fellowship appeal, it has been adopted by other churches and organizations locally. The church continues to carry on the tradition of the original island Missionary Meetings with a special auction of prized vegetables, fruits and home-baked cakes, pies, Johnny cake and fudge donated by the townspeople. This raises monies ultimately used for sponsorship of church missionary work in foreign countries as well as church work in other Bahama Islands. Some is used for local charities and benevolent needs closer to home. Rev. Carla has proved to be a very effective auctioneer. She also established a monthly food basket program for the elderly or disabled through monthly donations by church members. Rev. Carla brought about a cohesiveness we had never known before. She reached out, not only to the youth, but also to the elderly and infirm. She cared about her parishioners and the community. She performed many weddings in our church, even though the newlyweds were not our members, and attended all funerals in the settlement, whether it was in our church or the Assemblies of God. She supported all our community affairs and was well known and well loved by all who she came in contact with. To say Farewell and Best Wishes to Rev. Carla Culmer Rev. Carla Culmer “she will be missed” is an understatement. We all knew she would be moving on “one of these days,” but it almost feels like we are losing one of our own family members, for that was what she meant to us. So, so long, Rev. Carla, we wish you the best in all your future endeavours wherever they make take you. Please don’t forget us; we will never forget you.


Page 26 B The Abaconian July 15, 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 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 ________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantSpecializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207Financial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training 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 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 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) 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 SendIf you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677 Your Business Could Be Advertised Here


July 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service Sea Spray Resort Help Wanted Second shift 4 pm 11 pm, general kitchen help, wait staff, bartender. Must live on Elbow Cay or have own transportation. Experience and references required. Call for appointment. 366-0065 Harbour View Grocery, Hope Town, Teller/ Stock person wanted. Must be computer literate. Call Thomas 366-0033 for appointment. Do You Enjoy Writing? The Abaconian is looking for a writer with a good command of English. The person must be able to write clearly and be willing to cover events during days, evenings and on weekends. If interested, write three newspaper stories on happenings or news in your community and call 367-2677 for an interview. Bartender, general hand. Apply in person at Curly Tails Restaurant at the Conch Inn or call 367-4444 Wanted: fun loving, energetic cook for the Art Cafe in Guana Cay. Call 365-5154 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 Male only wanted work in Marsh Harbour in retail furniture store. Must have carpentry skills and be able to lift heavy objcts. Salary negotiable. 367-9663 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 & Boats02 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 1997 Toyota Tacoma truck. $10,000 OBO Call Steve at 367-0409. 1998 Yamaha WR400 well maintained, new tires, tuned exhaust, runs great. $3,000 Phone 365-4695 or 365-4465 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 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 22’ Abaco-built fiberglass boat, 200 HP Evinrude motor, float-on trailer, Garmin colour map GPS, VHF, fishfinder. Asking $20,000 OBO Contact Earl 367-2289 or 357-6813 22’ Laguna Sailboat with 2004 15 HP Mercury Outboard. Call Steve at 367-0409 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 24’ Boston Whaler, 2 Yamahas 200 HP. DUTY PAID $40,000 OBO 367-4479 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 & SERVICES P.O.BOX F 41251 FREEPORT, BAHAMAS Tel. & Fax #242-352-8274Car Inventory List Prices NegotiableOther Vehicles Available Upon Request For Results Advertise in the Classifieds


Page 28 B The Abaconian July 15, 2006 SALES RENT ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES "Watch Hill" Great Guana Cay 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 1,686 s.f. Residence 725 s.f. Open Decks. 80' of Prime Beachfront Over 1/4 Acre Superb Ocean Views Semi-private Dock Fully Furnished. Great Rental History #AB142 $1,380,000. Man-O-War Cay 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 1,921 s.f. Residence. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath 400 s.f. Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front 1.189 Acres Beautifully Landscaped Semi-Private Dock Fabulous Views #AB150 $1,840,000. "Sunsplash" abaco-realestate.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