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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 15, AUGUST 1st, 2006 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction By Rebecca Burg The silent ballet of wind-driven, raw power tensed and then shifted seconds before the start. A horn sounded. The sudden stampede of slick bows and rippling sails tore over the race course, salt spray flying everywhere. The heat was on. Six fleets of sailboats from around the world vied for top honors in a series of five exciting races. Taking place this year from July 3 to July 11th, the time-honored tradition of Regatta Time in Abaco celebrated its 31st season. As usual, the races attracted a variety of participants, from Olympic medalist Randy Smyth to local superstar, Abaco Rage to vacationing cruising families who return year after year. Many new faces were drawn into the excitement this year, including Chrissy and Dave who came all the way from New Zealand to participate in the regatta for the first time. “We’ve had so much fun,” says Dave. “We’re hoping to come early next year!” Both the serious racers and the laid-back cruisers are drawn to the high quality of Keen Competition Marked 2006 RTIARegatta Time in Abaco Drew International Sailors Please see Regatta Page 2 The Hon. Neville Wisdom, Minister of Youth, Sports and Housing, presented keys to eight families for low cost houses that government built in Central Pines Estates. He is shown here on the right with Ms. Beatrice Moxey, a recipient of one of the houses, and Mr. Richard Gibbs, housing officer on Abaco. Mr. Wisdom announced that government will be building 78 more low cost houses in Central Pines but that will not satisfy everyone on the waiting list of about 100 families applying. The recipients must secure a mortgage and make regular payments against their loan. These houses are not given to the recipients. See story on page 6. Six classes of racing sailboats dotted the waters of the Abaco Sound the beginning of July as fleets of racing and cruising boa ts gathered for the 31st annual Regatta Time in Abaco. This event draws many sailors as well as hundreds who come to Abaco for the great social events that the Regatta offers. These boats are competing in the second of five race series in waters off Guana Ca y. During the course of the Regatta the fleet moves from Green Turtle Cay to Central Abaco. The Regatta normally runs from July 3 to July 11, encompassing the Independence celebrations of both The Bahamas and the United States. Several Abaco boats competed including the Bahamian work boat, the Abaco Rage, from Hope Town. Eight Families Receive Keys to New Houses Fishermen will be at their favorite crawfishing locations on August 1 when the season opens. Visitors and Bahamians should be alert to possible changes to the rules that may be enacted for this season. Preliminary information suggests most of the rule changes, if enacted, will be directed to non-Bahamians. The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Leslie Miller, has stated that proposed changes have been submitCrawfishing Opens August 1 North Abaco Holds Summer Festival Regatta Village came alive with hundreds of spectators to watch power boat races held off shore on July 22. The North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat Races proved to be very popular for this first time event. The committee plans to make the event an annual one. Rain might have dampened the partygoers but it did not dampen their spirit. See story on page 9 Please see Crawfishing Page 21


Page 2 The Abaconian August 1, 2006 Joint Venture ofMarsh Harbour Shipping Co. & United Abaco Shipping Co. NEW EXP ANDED SER VICE 2 Weekly Sailings to Marsh Harbour from West Palm Beach 2 Weekly Sailings to and from Nassau 1 Weekly Sailing from West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour to Spanish Wells Eleuthera NEW Warehouse outside of Port Security Area. General Cargo, 20' & 40' Dry and Refrigerated Containers, Drive-on Ramps, Special Charters available RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE 708 710BlueHeronBoulevardOld Dixie HighwayBroadwayMart i nLutherKing, Jr .Boulevard45thStreetAustralianAvenueAvenue R 1North Congress A v enue EXIT 76 ABACO SHIPPING II Heavy Lift Services Gulfstream Line EXIT 74 West 13th Street 2006 D.A. Lee Riviera Beac h Port of Palm BeachLakeWorth 95 95 PeanutIsland ABACOSHIPPING ABACOSHIPPING Bahamas Address:P.O. Box AB20737 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2091 Tel: 242-367-3341 Fax: 242-367-2235 Fax: 242-367-4885 e-mail: unitedabacoshippingco @coralwave.comU.S. Delivery & Receiving Address:Gulfstream Lines Heavy Lift Services 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 Tel: 561-840-9393 Fax: 561-863-3451 Contact: Tina Diaz NEW OFF-POR T F A CILITY 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404When Shipping to Abaco Remember ABACO SHIPPING M/V TRITON EXPRESS M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL competition and the well organized program that the regatta offers. The racing, which sees some suspenseful and close action on the course, is truly sportsman-like. Fierce rivals on the water are partying together and buying each other drinks by the day’s end. The first race in the series took place on July 4 by Green Turtle Cay. There, sailors discovered a pecking order, found their strategies and learned who their closest rivals were. Peter Christie’s Nassau entry, Balamena II got the jump on Rick’s boat, St. Clair but was covered by Sea Turtle and Quintette Wind stolen by his rivals, Balamena II took third place for race one. Christie’s all-Bahamian crew included grandson Dwayne and expert trimmers Jason and Fernando. Quintette earned second place crew that included 80-year-old Stuart Walker and Lisa Law’s young six-year-old son who couldn’t wait to learn how to sail. Helmed by Abaconian Jeff Gale and backed by John Bull, Abaco Rage earned an easy 1st place in the cruisers’ “D” fleet. Sailing against a tough crowd of cruisers from Mark Webb’s big 44-foot Oceanis, Sponge Cake to the lean 32-foot Sabre, SYZYGY, Abaco Rage hardly broke a sweat. The after race party at Settlement Point in Green Turtle Cay, sponsored by Bristol Cellars and Bluff House, delighted the crowd with a Junkanoo rush and a live band thanks to Gary McDonald. On July 5th sailors had a chance to rest and take their families to a lively gathering at Blue Water Grill on Guana Cay. In the second race of the series on July 6th close competitors worked hard to settle the score. So far, Oliver Liddell’s Blue Moon remained in the lead for the RTIA fleet. Balamena II and Quintette shared some close action on the playing field. Around the leeward mark, Quintette nosed in, trying to steal Balamena II’s wind and drive the boat into a tack. Holding their ground, the Balamena II team refused to surrender. Inches from each other, the dueling boats swerved around the buoy. Finding her groove, Balemena II beat Quintette over the finish and took second place for race two. Sea Turtle had jumped into first place. Winning sailors celebrated their victories at the Mount Gay Rum party at Nippers on Guana’s ocean beach. Just before the party, an unexpected rainy squall roared through the area and took a number of vessels by surprise. Abaco Rage had just returned from the race course and was being rafted to her tow vessel, a large powerboat. Sudden gusts of near hurricane force winds drove both vessels to shore. The Rage was helplessly sandwiched between the 60,000pound powerboat and the shore. The Rage! came a saddened voice on the VHF radio. “She is crushed...” At risk to themselves, Dive Guana crews and Guana Cay emergency workers and volunteers scrambled into action and went out into the storm to save several visiting boats from serious harm. After the squall, Abaco Rage and the powerboat were pulled from the shore. Everyone feared the worst. The Rage an award-winning local celebrity and cultural icon, was not ready to die. “She’s still floating!” Someone shouted. The well built wooden sloop was intact and had only suffered a few cracked ribs and gouges in the hull. Repairable, the Rage would live to sail another day. On July 7th crews rested and gathered at Curly Tails Restaurant in Marsh Harbour that night for a party. Bahamas Realty sponsored an energetic party with Corona Beer and Mt. Gay Rum for everyone. By July 8th sailors jumped into the ring for another shot at stardom. Andrew Wilhoyte’s boat, RegattaFrom Page 1 Please see Regatta Page 4 Regatta Celebrated 31st Year of Sailing The Mother Tub fleet includes cruising boats that come with the family dog, laundry and all the other paraphernlia needed for living aboard. They enjoy the Regatta because they can compete with similar boats. The Regatta also has two racing fleets and a multi-hull fleet. The goal is to give the cruising boats a great family event that everyone can enjoy. Colorful spinnakers dot the horizon as the racing fleets sail a downwind leg of a race. Spinnakers and other extra sails are allowed for the racing fleets but not for the cruising fleets.


August 1, 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. Oceanfront lot #3120 Docking on the Sea of Abaco Spectacular Sunrise! 100x190. $248,000. Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 GU GU GU GU GU AN AN AN AN AN A CA A CA A CA A CA A CA Y Y Y Y Y Sea of Abaco Lot #3206 approximately 1 mile west of the settlement. 6,560 sq.ft. $250,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 BAHAMA PALM SHORES #2853 TRANQUIL BREEZESB B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 4 bed, 4 bath home on 1 acre+ with 100 feet of sandy beach. Solid CBS construction. $1,050, 242.367.5046 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2911 SWEETINGS LANDINGH H H H HARBOUR ARBOUR ARBOUR ARBOUR ARBOUR FR FR FR FR FR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT, private dock, newly built 1600 sq. ft., 3 bed, 2 bath, turnkey, additional waterfront lot included. $1,800, 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3126 RUSSELL TRACT109 109 109 109 109 FT FT FT FT FT.. .. ON ON ON ON ON THE THE THE THE THE S S S S SEA EA EA EA EA OF OF OF OF OF A A A A AB B B B B A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO total area 39,190 sq.ft. Good elevation. Build your dream house with private dock. $750, 242.366.0569 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3317 AUNT PATÂ’S BAYP P P P PANORAMIC ANORAMIC ANORAMIC ANORAMIC ANORAMIC W W W W WA A A A A TER TER TER TER TER V V V V VIEWS IEWS IEWS IEWS IEWS, deeded dock slip in White Sound Harbour, 1/3 acre building site. $590, 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2893 BORN AGAINS S S S SEA EA EA EA EA OF OF OF OF OF A A A A AB B B B B A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO in Lucayos, 2,076 sq. ft. excellent elevation, 3bed/ 3bath with apartment, shared dock. $1,175, 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2681 RUDYÂ’S PLACEO O O O OPPOR PPOR PPOR PPOR PPOR TUNITY TUNITY TUNITY TUNITY TUNITY!! !! Turnkey bar and restaurant or renovate into single or multi-family home. $325, 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2989 ELBOW ROOM110 110 110 110 110 FT FT FT FT FT.. .. 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Nicely furnished 4 bed, 4 bath beautiful landscaped gardens. $1,850, 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, nicely furnished. $975, 242.366.0569 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3376 COCONUT COTTAGENew Listing! New Listing! New Listing! New Listing! New Listing! O O O O OCEAN CEAN CEAN CEAN CEAN V V V V VIEW IEW IEW IEW IEW on Breezy Hill, 4b/ 3b with guest house, excellent elevation, close to sandy beach. $635, 242.366.0163 C C C C CONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED IN IN IN IN IN S S S S SECTION ECTION ECTION ECTION ECTION B B B B B , , P P P P PA A A A A GE GE GE GE GE 3 3 3 3 308-01-06 GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208 TURTLEÂ’S NESTH H H H HARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT estate, cottage, dock, pool, 2.7 acres. $3,800,000. H H H H HARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 2 bed/2bath with 100 ft. dock permit. $950, 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.comHOPE T HOPE T HOPE T HOPE T HOPE T O O O O O WN, WN, WN, WN, WN, ELB ELB ELB ELB ELB O O O O O W CA W CA W CA W CA W CA Y Y Y Y Y BIG POINT #2969 acre beachfront property with 90 ft. beach, 1 mile south of town, US$595,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 DORROS COVE #3448 One block off the ocean, Lot #15, clear view of the Atlantic, and shared dock. $225,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 WHITE SOUND #3207 3/4 acre on excellent surfing beach. Close to public dock, was $590,000 now $550,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 WHITE SOUND #2866 Elevated oceanfront lot with 100 ft on the water 300 feet deep. $600,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 WHITE SOUND #3459 Waterfront elevated 3.1 acres just south of Sea Spray. Asking $1.6 million. 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Page 4 The Abaconian August 1, 2006Tanglefoot and Mike Stocker’s Eagle 1 put the squeeze play on Balamena II and Sea Turtle With skilled sailing and organized crew work, Tanglefoot won first place in the PHRF fleet with Eagle 1 only 16 seconds behind on corrected time. Balamena II was pushed to third place for the day. In the cruisers’ “E” fleet, local sailor Chris Thompson raced the custom built wooden beauty, Louise into first place for two days in a row so far. The after race gathering took place at Snappas in Marsh Harbour with Yellow Air Taxi bringing in the party magic. More of Pete Johnston’s handmade tropies, sponsored by The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, were awarded to winning boats. For Independence Day, July 10th, the great flock of sailboats converged on the Hub of Abaco for race four. Randy Smyth sailed the trimaran Rocketeer II into first place once again in an unrivaled winning streak over Bad Boys and Meltemi The 48footer Blue Moon swapped ranks with the tiny, but sly 24-foot Melges boat, Moving Party IV which took first place in the RTIA fleet for the day. Both vessels shared a close and dramatic finish with mere seconds between the two. Eagle 1 landed into first place for the day with Sea Turtle in second and putting the pressure on the wily Tanglefoot After another good day’s race, sailors enjoyed a party at Hope Town Harbour Lodge. The night was especially festive with fireworks and family fun as Bahamians celebrated the 33rd nation’s birthday. The last race in series on July 11th saw warm sunshine and a perfect wind. Energized, the Balamena II team played keepaway with Sea Turtle and the Nassau powerhouse earned first place for the day. With the fleet’s best overall score, Sea Turtle ended up taking first place for the series overall in the PHRF class. Also a racing family, Turtle owner Jim Miller sails with his little grandson “JJ,” who is always excited about crewing for his grandpa and helping out when he can. Turtle crew member Amy shares the boat’s winning secret. “Even if something goes wrong,” Amy says with a grin, “we just keep on going.” In one race, Sea Turtle had blown the spinnaker sail, the thin fabric shredding like tissue paper. The team refused to stop sailing. “When bad things like that happen,” Amy continues. “We don’t get discouraged. Never give up.” Sailors, friends and families celebrated RegattaFrom Page 2 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!! Regatta Increases Visitor Arrivals a great week of adventure and racing at the final awards party at Snappas Restaurant. A raffle was held for prizes of Continental Airline tickets while the talented Brown Tip energized the crowd and got everyone dancing and tapping their toes with rake and scrape. The party went on into the balmy, tropical night. It was a grand finale to another successful Regatta Time in Abaco. This year The Abaco Club of Winding Bay funded the trophies which are bronze castings from Johnston Studios on Little Harbour. Stone McEwan, Public Relations for the resort, in the back, presented the trophies at the final awards ceremony held at Snappas on July 11. Holding the trophy is Anastacia Storr, also of The Abaco Club. The Ministry of Tourism is another sponsor of the Regatta. Some of the fleet of Regatta Time in Abaco sail past the Committee Boat as they get in position for the start of a race. The Regatta consists of five races during the nine day event with each race in different waters off various communities. For More Photos of the Regatta Check Out


August 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 Phone: (242) 367-2452 • Fax: (242) 367-2354 • P.O. Box AB-20070 • Marsh Harbour • Abaco • Bahamas GENERATORS 25Kva -$14,500 45Kva -$19,500 60Kva -$22,000 75Kva -$24,500 GENERATORS EF2600 -$899 EF6600 -$2,995Super Specials while supplies last 115 HP Endro 20” $6850 25” $7000 20” $4350 20” $3850 20” $3700 20” $5995 20” $5500


Page 6 The Abaconian August 1, 2006 Beautify Your Home & Garden With.... Rose Bushes Orchids Bromeliads Flowering Shrubs Silk Flowers Baskets Beautiful Gift Items Pets & Garden Supplies MondayFriday : 9-4 Saturday: 9-3 Ph (242) 367-2674 Fax (242) 367-4755 Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport By Mirella Santillo A delegation from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Housing, including the Minister, the Hon. Neville Wisdom, as well as Mr. Rory Higgs, Managing Director of the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation, came from Nassau to presents eight families with the keys to new homes in Central Pines Estates. The Hon. Neville Wisdom, after reminiscing on the summers of his youth spent with his grand-mother and aunt on Abaco, informed the congregation that this ceremony “marked a new era in housing for the Out Islands and all of The Bahamas.” “Those of you who are here this morning,” he continued, “have come to support a dream. In The Bahamas we want communities, not projects. We want comfort and security. He expressed his concern about today’s youth. He blamed the impact of television on the children and the fact that Bahamian families are lacking a father figure. Boys are raised by mothers or grandmothers up to their teens, have women’ teachers in school (only seven percent of primary school teachers are men).” He reminded people that a country is only as good as its people. “We need your help to develop communities. We have over 100 requests for new homes but 78 will be built. He requested the help of local people. “We want Abaconians to build these communities. People in construction should register with the Ministry. We want Abaconians not only to build but to clear the land and assist us in determining priorities, noting that Police and Defense Force personnel, nurses and disabled are priority people who have to be comfortably accommodated.” He reminded possible contractors, “The Ministry will not take short cuts from anybody but must provide quality construction. There will be a contract. The contractors will be paid but we will insist that they live up to their side of the bargain. Not one man will get all the business”. Finally, he asked the people who received to pay back by helping with government programs and things that are going to help young people. “Don’t always come to government,” he said. “If the basketball net is broken, fix it yourself. If the grass needs cutting, cut it yourself. We are a small country, we should be our brother’s keeper.” He announced that the government will be developing sports facilities throughout the island, such as one on Moore’s Island which should start when the land papers are clear. He explained, “The Bahamas Games were postponed to use the funding for impact development.” He ended by giving the new homeowners counsel. “Congratulations to the new home owners. Help each others, become good neighbors,” he said, “and don’t forget to pay your mortgage.” The funding for these houses is being loaned, not given. The homes were blessed by Pastor Knowles. Those person who received certificates and keys to their new houses included Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Davis, Ms. Eva Mc Donald, Mr. and Mrs. Hanley Dawkins, Ms. Shaquira Newbold, Mr. and Mrs. Nealey, Ms. Shelly Austin, Ms. Beatrice Moxey and Ms. Rhonda Helden. Ms. Moxey thanked the government on behalf of all the new owners. “Thank you for allowing us to pay our own mortgage instead of the landlord’s mortgage and to own a piece of our Bahamaland. Thank you for allowing us to be able to say like the Jefferson “We moved on up!” A reception followed in the house that next week will become the home of Ms. Austin, a local National Insurance Officer and the Master of Ceremony at the Summer Junkanoo Festival and other various functions throughout Abaco. Local officials attending included Mr. Richard Gibbs, Housing Officer on Abaco; Chief Councillor for the Central Abaco District, Mr. Cubel Davis Jr.; Senior Administrator for Central Abaco, Mr. Revis Rolle, and Mr. Carl Brennen, Under Secretary with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Housing. 78 More Houses Will Be Built These are several of the eight recipients of new houses built in Central Pines Estates. They were given with the keys for their houses at a special ceremony on July 21 when the Hon. Neville Wisdom, Minister of Youth, Sports and Housing, came personally present them. Pictured above are Rhonda Penn, Tanya McDonald, Patrice Neely and Shequiria Newbold. Behind these ladies are Mr. and Mrs. Henley Dawkins, who also got a house. NIPPERS BEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday


August 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 Representatives from the Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club spoke at a Hope Town District Council meeting on July 13 in Guana Cay. Approximately 50 town residents in the school meeting were advised of the Fig Tree Foundation, a nonprofit foundation to benefit the quality of life for Guana Cay residents. Areas mentioned that might benefit were health, education, environment and general social needs. It was emphasized that this is solely for the benefit of Guana Cay residents. A Board of Directors from the Discovery Land Company will oversee the foundation. A local advisory committee comprised of three members from the Baker’s Bay company and three members from the Guana Cay settlement will make recommendations on areas worthy of assistance. Local persons chosen initially for the advisory board are Guana Cay residents Mrs. Donna Sands, Mrs. Marlana Bethel and Mrs. Ann Pinder Otton. Three employees of the Baker’s Bay Resort on the advisory board are Mr. Blane Sweeting, Mr. Bruce McDaniel and Mr. Carter Redd. Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club is making an initial funding of $500,000. Additionally, 20 house lots on land belonging to Baker’s Bay are being made available to the residents of Guana Cay for $50,000 each. These lots are for constructing houses to be lived in and are not intended for holding as vacant land. The lots are a little over 8,000 square feet in size. The revenue from the sale of these 20 lots during the next several years will amount to $1 million and the entire amount will go to the Fig Tree Foundation. This will bring the initial funding to $1.5 million. It is anticipated that corporate and individual contributions will augment the fund in future years. Some residents in the audience felt that the developers were attempting to buy town approval for the project. The response from the Baker’s Bay staff was that this is a normal part of Discovery Land’s policy in each of their developments, whether Hawaii, New Mexico, Wyoming, California and their other projects. It is their way of contributing to the quality of life and welfare of local residents. The establishment of this foundation is voluntary on the developer’s part and not a condition of their Heads of Agreement. A Guana Cay resident has been identified and will be assisted with his medical expenses as an initial project. A little known element of Baker’s Bay training and employee relations centers on their sending employees to other Discovery Land projects to experience the Foundation Will Benefit Guana Cay company’s policies and operations first hand. This gives their Bahamian employees a much better sense of the company’s aims and goals. Mr. George Cornish of Dundas Town was recently sent to their development in Hawaii for an orientation at that development. Other employees have visited various Stateside operations. A private presentation the previous day introduced members of the local advisory board to the local media. When the three Guana Cay members were asked what they would like to see done for Guana Cay, Marlana Bethel wanted a local job fair held on the cay with opportunities and training explained. She asked about training for local persons interested in working at the project but who may lack the qualifications. She was told that training would be available as it is in the company’s best interest that local persons are employed. CEO Michael Meldman and partner Steve Adelson of the Discovery Land Company both said this property is the most beautiful of all the properties they own and have developed. They pledged to develop this property in a way which preserves and enhances this natural beauty. It is not in the interest of the project that anything is done that would damage the environment. Elements of the Baker’s Bay foundation have been part of earlier developments. Orchard Bay on Guana Cay made 22 lots available to Guana Cay residents for $45,000 $50,000 each, and they are all sold. The Abaco Club on Winding Bay made $50,000 available to the residents of Cherokee earlier this year for the benefit of the town residents. Emancipation Day Emancipation Day Emancipation Day Emancipation Day Emancipation DayWhite Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA• 50 Deepwater Slips • Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice • Fresh Water • Garbonzo Reef Bar WATERFRONT VILLAS• One, two & three bedroom units • On the ocean & harbour • Full kitchen/air cond/sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House R R R R R es es es es es t t t t t aur aur aur aur aur ant ant ant ant ant Come for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.• Stew Fish • Chicken Souse • •Cornbeef & Grits • Steam Sausage & Grits Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Sea Spray will pick up from Hope TownThe Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club has established the Fig Tree Foundation to benefit the residents of Great Guana Cay. The initial funding was a half million dollars. Additional funding will come from the sale of 20 lots to be sold to Guana Cay residents. A committee was set up to make recommendations for administering the funds. They are, seated, Mrs. Marlana Bethel and Mrs. Donna Sands from Guana Cay and, standing, Mr. Carter Redd, Mr. Blane Sweeting and Mr. Bruce McDaniel representing the Discovery Land Company. Missing from the photo is Mrs. Ann Pinder Otton.


Page 8 The Abaconian August 1, 2006 Dave Ralph Letters to the EditorThe Editor Says . Changes Due to the Internet 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: Portia Jonsson, Vernique Russell, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Rebecca Burg, Annabelle Cross, Lindsey Delaplane, Robert Koury, Lee Pinder, Garnell Stuart Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abaco’s most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates (U.S. address) 990 Old Dixie Hwy #14 Lake Park, FL 334037,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moore’s Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface The Rt. Hon. Ingraham Responds to Mr. Cousteau To Mr. Jean-Michel Cousteau Oceans Futures Society Dear Mr. Cousteau, Thank you for your letter of 6 July in which you inform of concerns of some of the members of the Oceans Futures Society that a resort development, particularly a proposed golf course development at Baker’s Bay on Great Guana Cay, may undermine the environmental health of the region. Many of us in The Bahamas are well acquainted with the research undertaken by your Society in support of the marine environment having followed the exploits and work of your famous father for many years. Hence, we would not discount any representations made by you and your associates with regard to the protection of the marine environment. The tenor of your letter suggests that you believe that I have a decision-making role on the approvals for the proposed developments at Great Guana Cay. I do not. You should be aware that though I remain the Member of Parliament for the North Abaco Constituency, I demitted office as Prime Minister of The Bahamas in May 2002 and I am not a member of the present governing party in The Bahamas. I wish, however, to assure you that I and my colleagues in the Free National Movement share your concern that economic development not be permitted to endanger the sustainability of our environment if for no other reason than the overwhelming dependence of our tourism economy is based on a richly diverse and healthy marine and land environment. The concerns that you have raised, particularly with regard to potentially dangerous consequences of the development of the proposed golf course have been raised by a number of environmental groups in The Bahamas, none more vocally than the association of concerned residents of Great Guana Cay. I and my colleagues in the Free National Movement have had the opportunity to discuss these concerns with the residents of Great Guana Cay and also with the developers of the Baker’s Bay resort. We have also had the opportunity to have the Environmental Impact Assessment concluded on the proposed development reviewed by an independent environmental engineer. While I believe that the residents, like your members, raise real and valid concerns with certain aspects of the proposed development, I also believe that the developers at Baker’s Bay have made and continue to make genuine efforts to address our concerns and to meet our interest in the adoption of the highest possible practices so as to protect the environment. Mitigating steps being put in place to safeguard the area’s environment including the removal of invasive foreign plant and tree life and the cultivation of native species are commendable, as are efforts to protect and safeguard the cay’s sand dunes important for nesting turtles and the adoption of generous building setbacks combined with restrictions to be placed on general land clearing and excavations throughout the development. Nevertheless, my party continues to hold some reservations with the proposed size of the marina and with the inclusion of a golf course in the development. We have been encouraged by the decision of the developers to employ internationally-endorsed best practices for marina development and operation. We understand that it is proposed that the marina meet and maintain “blue flag” criteria. We also expect that the developers will honour their undertakings and take such reasonable additional steps required to provide the greatest possible protection against harmful run-off from the golf course. Whether an acceptable level of assurance will be achieved remains to be seen. I wish to assure you that your interest and concern to safeguard the marine environment in and around Great Guana Cay are shared by us and that these concerns will be shared with the Government of The Bahamas. My party will continue to call for and promote the observance of the highest possible environmental standards and practices for all developments in The Bahamas. In this vein, I advise that I will provide a copy of your letter addressed to me and my response to the Government of The Bahamas whose agencies and departments are charged with responsibility for approving and supervising development and monitoring compliance with environmental standards in the construction and operation of all projects in the country. I thank you for your interest in The Bahamas and wish you continued success in your important work. Sincerely, Hubert A. Ingraham An unsigned letter came our way complaining about foreigners in the Bahamas using the Internet to work here. Mention was made of a foreign company actively managing its oil business through the Internet while the principals reside on Abaco. The complaint is that the managing directors are living the good life here on Abaco while working and earning money via the “Net.” This is probably true. However, would we be better off if they lived the good life in another country? In fact, if we have figured this out correctly, the oil company mentioned earlier has an office in downtown Marsh Harbour paying rent. Bahamians are on the payroll helping to manage their worldwide oil operations. We are unable to see any faults in this scenario. Whatever the staff does has got to be beneficial to the general economy. This may be by paycheck, by the knowledge gained of operating an international business, or by the ability to use modern communications technology and communicate effectively around the world. We suspect that there are many Bahamians who would like to be exposed to this kind of opportunity. The expatriate living here and using the Internet to manage or operate his business elsewhere should not be chased out but be encouraged to bring his friends with similar capabilities. While living here, these people have probably made a substantial investment in their home and are paying taxes. They buy groceries each week and eat in local restaurants. Then there are one or more cars with insurance, gasoline and maintenance, and we must not forget that initial car payment to government called duty. Their children may be in a private school here contributing to the school’s revenue. Their boats, yachts and airplanes need to be looked after. They may choose to fly with our air charter companies. Friends will visit bringing more revenue potential and exposure to The Bahamas. Another benefit of their presence is additional investments they may make in this country. In general, these people have a broad outlook and may see opportunities to invest in, either by themselves or with Bahamian participation. Then there is the intangible benefit that some of their knowledge and expertise will be passed on to local persons. That experience is invaluable. While examining the original complaint, we should compare the Internet to the telephone. What difference is there between using the phone to give instructions to business associates and using the Internet for the same purpose? Visitors have always used the phone without question to issue instructions to colleagues in distant places. If using the phone is a breach of our laws, then Batelco and Immigration certainly will have their hands full tracking lawbreakers and issuing work permits to those who make business calls. In this regard, the Internet can be viewed as an upgrade to the phone system. The Internet allows everything to be done that the phone could do plus much more. Photographs, music, movies and television can be sent and received using the Internet. We have been aware of several people who work remotely this way. We have been told of others able to do this. We can see no harm and many benefits to Abaco from their presence. Whether they hire local people to assist them seems to be a moot point. Whatever they manage to do using the Internet, they could just as easily accomplish while residing in Turks and Caicos, Jamaica or Miami. Abaco would be worse off if they left. In fact, they might find business easier to conduct somewhere else as the power might be more reliable and the phone service more consistent. An example of Internet use is the way this paper is sent to our printer. The paper is completed here pictures, advertisements, text and mistakes. Then it all goes to our printer over the Internet. A few years ago it went as paste-up paper sheets in a thin portfolio as air freight or carried by hand. We then graduated to sending the material on CDs via next-day United Parcel service. However, the Internet gives us extra hours to prepare the material and remain on schedule. The cost of using the Internet is about the same as what we paid United Parcel but we have gained many hours in time and eliminated the frustrations of getting a physical package to the printer. Now, if someone will show us how to get 2400 pounds of newspapers here using the Internet, we would be quite pleased. The Internet presents some unusual scenarios. Traditionally, Immigration has maintained tight control on foreigners working in the Bahamas. However, some businesses can now solicit foreign help over the Internet, leaving the foreigner in their native country. For example, if we wanted to hire a foreign graphic artist to work here, it would entail permission from the Labour and the Immigration Departments and cost about $5,000 for an annual permit. Alternately. we could send our graphic art requirements to Miami, Canada or India via the Internet and have the work done overseas. It might even be cheaper. The completed work would be returned to us over the Internet for our acceptance or review. There would be no worries with Immigration or National Insurance. And finally, the invoice for this service can be taken to the bank and a draft bought in their currency to pay for the service. While Batelco is objecting to VOIP technology which is eroding their long distance phone revenue, they are about to utilize this same technology to offer Bahamian students a local Bahamian phone number anywhere in the world. This will allow Bahamian students to call home as if they were next door at a neighbour’s house. Government often mentions E-commerce as a ripe area for Bahamians to exploit. We would think that looking over the shoulder of a foreigner using this technology would be an inexpensive way to begin. We live in a changing world and we must adapt. Technology can’t be fought. It has to be accepted, embraced and utilized.


August 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #14, Lake Park, FL 33403 or: P.O. Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe Receiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed on issues such as: • Resort & hotel development • Improvements to roads, airport, docks, schools, etc. • Phone and electric company changes • Fishing, boating & sporting activities • Immigration, taxes or duty changes • Changes to laws and regulations • Community events • New business ventures • Changes in airline service • Actions by local government Vernique Russell “We had a party at the Ferry Landing, and we partied all night long!” Fun, food, excitement and action were surely the order of the weekend as the first North Abaco Power Summer Festival and Boat Race was launched on July 20 to 22. The events took place at Regatta Village at the ferry landing in Treasure Cay and were surely a treat to everyone in attendance. Through the rain and winds, people came from near and far by boats, cars and planes to experience for themselves this festival that was conceived only three months prior to its manifestation. They were not disappointed. On Thursday the event was opened with a grand gospel explosion featuring Mr. Lynx of Grand Bahama, Christian Massive and Manifest of Dunamas Sounds from Nassau. The weather was not at its best as it rained for the most of the night but this did not stop the featured guests from putting on a spectacular show performing crowd favorites such as Hold Me In Your Arms RumThe Legal Killer and Head Bangers Both the young and old were well entertained. The crowd was very hyped and excited as they worshiped and socialized. Na, na, na, na, spank yes, that’s right, and on Friday it was definitely all about the Spank Band and Deejay the Mighty Pencil. Friday was the night to let your hair down and party. The rain was falling but the crowd just kept on dancing. They came from all settlements and all walks of life to feel the rush as the boats hit the water. Saturday was, indeed, the day it all came to life. Hundreds of spectators and partygoers gathered at the Regatta Village for the showdown. There were nine boats in two divisions. Class A were inboard boats that had five boats competing while Class B were outboards with four competing boats. Both fleets raced together. The course was about four to five miles long and the race took approximately a half hour. The winning boat was clocking 96 miles per hour. The race boats were all part of the Grand Bahama Boating Association with Mr. Fritz Thompson as president. The race held here was organized by that group. As the race began, sounds of roaring thunder came from the engines of the boats, taking the mood of the fans and audience to an even higher level of excitement. The race was a treat to all who experienced it. The race was won by Mr. Harvey Laing and his team. That evening the audience was well entertained by the musical sounds of KB and the Spank Band. Though it rained, the enthusiasm of the performers was able to keep the audience captive as they waited the performances. During the wait, many members of the crowd were able to win prizes and receive surprises, vendors surely kept the audience satisfied with mouth-watering delicious meals, pastries, frozen drinks, ice creams and delights for the kids. An awesome performance was delivered and the audience was well pleased. The First Annual Summer Festival and Power Boat Race was a grand success. Efforts of the North Abaco Committee and the Freeport Power Boats contributed to making the event the festival of the year thus far. This festival brought families and Power Boat Race Attracts Big Crowds friends, government officials and visitors together while providing activities that catered to all. It united the entire settlements of North Abaco and Abaco on the whole as one to build a stronger bridge between the communities of Abaco and Grand Bahama. If you missed this year’s festival, surely you will be afforded the opportunity to catch it next year, when the festival bring you the second annual event. It will be bigger and better, and it is really an event you just can’t afford to miss. The power boats that raced off Regatta Village at the Treasure Cay ferry dock provided much excitement for the spectators, especially as they roared close to shore. After the official race, the boats paraded close to shore by the crowds. The races created much enthusiasm and the crowds are ready for a repeat performance next year. One boat claimes to hit 96 mph during the race. Several of the boats crowded into the dock at the Treasure Cay ferry dock. 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Page 10 The Abaconian August 1, 2006 10 years in the out islandsby Under the Palms(203) visit our site at louiesseasidevillas.comvisit some of our clients schoonerslanding.comWeb sites starting at$600 We contacted Under the Palms to develop a new web site for us within 3 months it was up and running. With over 50 pages and close to 300 pictures, that was a lot of work to accomplish in a short period of time. We are extremely happy with the result, they know and love the Abacos and that comes across in their workŽ. Julie Farrington, Island Property Management, Green Turtle Cay visit our site at Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderChristeningNakia and Billy Koepke of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, wanted their son, Maison, born in January of this year, to be christened in The Bahamas and came back to Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound on July 16th to have Rev. Carla Culmer perform the ceremony. The maternal grandmother, Bea Wong, is a near-by resident of Casuarina Point and an adherent to the church in Cherokee with many friends and relatives close by. Maison’s father is a policeman and was unable to get the time off to attend the christening service in person, but was duly represented by his brother-in-law Jason Wong, who flew in from Nassau for the occasion. Besides Jason, Nakia’s sisters, Shannon and Beulah Wong and a close family friend, Kerry Knowles, all descendants of Abaco, stood as godparents. Little Maison was very well behaved and didn’t seem to mind the anointing of holy water, the many strange faces or strange surroundings, but took it all in stride.A Life RememberedAfter 89 years of Christian living here in Cherokee Sound and a life of dedication to his church and his God, Daniel Whitney Pinder succumbed to a long illness on July 13 while being hospitalized in Nassau. After a memorial service held for him at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Nassau, he was brought home on July 19 for the funeral which was conducted by Rev. Carla Culmer at Epworth Chapel with internment in the Cherokee Cemetery. As the local preacher at the church previously known as the Methodist Church in Cherokee Sound, Mr. Whitney kept the doors open for the small congregation for almost 47 years. It would be hard to remember Mr. Whitney without also thinking of his wife of 58 years who suffered from a prolonged illness herself many years prior to her unexpected and sudden death seven years ago. After her return to good health Ms. Kathleen would often raise the hymns he chose during services whenever there was no one to play the accompaniment on the church’s antiquated termiteriddled old organ and Mr. Whitney would preach. They were a very close and loving couple who worked together to maintain a daily practice of Christian teachings and principles for their three sons within their home, a home he built for her with his own hands before they were married and where they continued to live together until the day of their parting. Hard times were a way of life for many of the people in Cherokee Sound before electricity for electric lights, air-conditioning or even fans. It was during his time as the local head of the church when the old church building was saved from being demolished and restored to its present day glory through the efforts of Mr. Whitney, Ms. Kathleen and the extended church family who wanted to preserve the old landmark. He and his wife were always close to Rev. Carla Culmer and fully supported her when she arrived on Abaco almost 11 years ago. They worked together to bring about the necessary changes after the newly formed Eastern Methodist Abaco Region of The Bahamas Conference of The Methodist Church was established prior to her arrival. As a young man he tried fishing as a means of employment but could not overcome his bouts of seasickness on the voyages that often lasted as long as six weeks. He soon returned to the land to work with Benny Sawyer, master boat builder, and the other men in the settlement to build some of the 27 large vessels built here in Cherokee. He could manage short day trips in his little skiff to catch a meal of fish for the family, and he never lost his love of growing things and always cultivated a garden. He often shared whatever he had with his neighbours, family and sometimes even complete strangers. When he was a youngster, his parents, Bruce and Flossie (nee Albury) farmed a piece of land near Old Kerr about three miles westward of Cherokee and from them he was taught all he needed to be a good farmer. He grew some of the biggest and sweetest papayas around. He knew just what to plant in each season, how to control the ever-present pests and exactly when to pick, whatever it might be. Most of his life was during some very hard times and many periods of having to do without, but he never lost his faith and believed always that God would provide. On the day before he died, he asked someone to keep a check on his watermelon vines planted in his son’s backyard in Nassau where he had been residing for the last two years through his illness. He was a quiet and reserved man, never raising his voice, but always receiving the South Abaco News Please see South Page 11 The family of seven-month-old Maison Koepke wanted him christened in Cherokee Sound even though they now live in Florida. They are shown here at Epworth Chapel with Rev. Carla Culmer performing the ceremony.


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Page 14 The Abaconian August 1, 2006 News of the Cays Hope TownSwim Program Brings SmilesBy Lindsey Delaplaine You can’t miss all of the people at the Hope Town Community Pool this summer. The Hope Town Swim Club has brought Swim America’s Learn to Swim program to Hope Town, and it seems every child in town is involved in one way or another. Forty-five kids are making their way to the pool to either learn to swim, to improve their skills, or to hone their strokes for upcoming races. The Swim America’s program is for children of every age, from beginners to competitive swimmers. It is designed in 10 different “stations” with children advancing as they master the skills in that station. For example, Station 1 teaches children to blow bubbles, to get to the side of the pool and pull themselves out, and be comfortable putting their face underwater. In Station 2 they learn to kick on the wall and by Station 3 they are starting to practice the dolphin kick. The children of stations 1 – 4 meet from 3 – 4 in the afternoon while the competitive swimmers in stations 5 – 10 meet from 4 – 5 p.m. “It’s a wonderful program,” said parent Marjorie Laughlin, who with husband Jim visit Hope Town every summer and volunteer to run a summer camp for kids in July. “Everyday you can see the progress that the kids are making.” Although the program is designed for older children, thanks to all of the volunteers they have been able to work with a number of younger ones. “The youngest swimmers this summer aren’t even two yet,” said volunteer Candice Pritchard. According to one of the coordinators, Misty Russell, 10 volunteers have offered their help for the summer. The community support is good news, since there are 30 kids that have signed up for the Learn to Swim program and a high instructor to student ratio makes the program even more effective. The kids seem to be having a great time. Young swimmer Alexis Cook had a smile on her face as explained all of the new skills she had learned. Carrie Cash, swim coach Dominic Latella and Jordy run the competitive swim program in the late afternoon and have high hopes for their swimmers. Some already traveled to Nassau to compete in June and they hope to eventually be competitive on a The Hope Town Community Swimming Pool is very busy this summer with a comprehensive swimming program. Thirty kids are learning to swim through the Swim America’s Learn to Swim program and another 15 are in the competitive swim program. Here volunteer Erika Russell explains the dolphin kick to her students. Caribbean-wide and then an international basis. The program is a huge success. It is providing the important service of teaching children to swim, which is so important for kids who live on an island, and giving kids with swimming talent an opportunity to sharpen those skills so they can successfully compete.Green Turtle CayBy Annabelle Cross Summer is my favourite time of year because it brings back so many pleasant memories of childhood. Summer meant freedom with endless hours spent with friends who lived here, friends who visited every year and meeting new friends! Much Please see Cays Page 15 Five students finished their schooling at the Amy Roberts Primary School in Green Turtle Cay. Golden Girl Savetheda Fynes spoke at their graduation ceremony.


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Page 16 The Abaconian August 1, 2006 tors enjoyed the evening that ended with a Junkanoo Rush by the GTC Rockers. The next day the fleet moved on to Guana Cay. Bahamian Independence celebrations were interrupted by stormy weather. The service planned for Saturday evening at Quincentennial Park had to be held indoors at the Miracle Church of God. The new District Council office was also dedicated. By the end of the service it was only “sprying” as Bahamians call light rain. Refreshments were served in the newly renovated administrators building. Because of the weather, only a small group of people came out to the celebration. The Maypole dance group had been invited to perform at the Independence celebrations at Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour. The group of 12 school girls had practiced and were really looking forward to performing. As they gathered at the ferry on Saturday it began to rain. This was the weather all over Abaco! Much to their disappointment the event was cancelled. Maybe next year. July 10th, Independence Day and a public holiday, was overcast, but many people enjoyed a relaxing day at the beach. Afternoon thunderstorms are quite common during summertime and this July has been no exception. There have been reports of boating mishaps during these storms. Fortunately, no one has been hurt and not all of the boats have been totally lost.People in the NewsOur community is saying farewell to Administrator Donald Cash, who will be moving back to Nassau. We hope Mr. Cash will have fond memories of his time in Abaco, and especially GTC, and will return someday, if only for a visit. Nurse Regina Etukudoh has been transferred. Nurse Renee Oakes is now at the clinic. Nurse Oakes comes to us after a few years in Andros. Andros is the largest island in the Bahamas and we hope she can now adjust to the second largest island, Abaco. Congratulations to Michael and Melinda Sawyer, who were married on June 10th at the New Plymouth Gospel Chapel. Michael is the son of Anne Sawyer and the late Roswell Sawyer. Melinda is the daughter of Curtis and Eileen Hodgkins. The couple honeymooned in Maryland and will reside on GTC. Congratulations to the Durrance family on the birth of baby girl Lauren on July 18th. Proud relatives are parents JR and Erin, big brother Gage and grandparents Leslie Sawyer and Reggie Sawyer.Crawfish Season Is ApproachingFishermen are preparing for what they hope will be a good 2006-2007 crawfishing season. The hurricanes of the past few years have really hurt the crawfishing business. But Bahamians have a history of enduring hardships and, true to their spirit of determination and perseverance, they will try again this year. Habitats have been built to replace the ones lost last year and the men are working hard to prepare their boats and equipment for the season. There is talk of legislation that will shorten the crawfish season. While many fishermen agree with this idea for many reasons, they feel that August should not be taken from the season. What many ask for is enforcement of the laws and more police presence on the water, especially in the summer months.Town Has Lost a Good FriendTo end on a sad note, our community was saddened to learn of the sudden and untimely death of Tony Lockhart. The Lockhart family has owned a home here for many years and everyone knew Tony and his family. Tony had many friends here who looked forward to seeing him every year. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with his dad, Paul, and the entire family.Girls Learn AboutBy Robert Koury Four Green Turtle school girls visited the Fairfax County, Virginia, Juvenile and More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 15 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sawyer Four Green Turtle Cay girls visited the juvenile detention center in the Fairfax, Virginia, because they are interested in careers in the law enforcement.They are Amanda McIntosh, Amber Newbold, Kevanna McIntosh, Ashley Smith. Standing behind is Deputy Nicole Arnett of the facility. CaysFrom Page 17


August 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 Domestic Relations Court. This court handles cases involving delinquents, truants, runaways, child support and adults accused of child abuse. They were touring the facility as a part of career decision and planning trip with Danielle and Bob Koury. Kevanna McIntosh, Amber Newbold, Ashley Smith and Amanda McIntosh participated in the event. The girls met with two probation officers, a deputy sheriff and a judge at the large courthouse and jail facility. The probation officers described the probation process to the girls, informing them that they worked with children aged 18 and under and their families by providing assessments and access to a range of age appropriate sanctions and services. The probation officer is the link between the justice system and the offender during the probation period. The girls saw an ankle bracelet which is attached to the offender with a special lock. Whenever the offender leaves the perimeter of his home, the bracelet automatically dials the probation officer s cell phone to alert him. The deputy sheriff conducted the girls on a tour of some of the jail cells. In Fairfax the Sheriff s Department is responsible for the handling, housing and transportation of prisoners, as well as courtroom security and the safety of judges. Detainees at the jail are given three meals a day for which they pay $1 per day. There are no private bath or toilet facilities and the beds are made out of hard steel. The prisoners had very limited time out of their cells and follow exact schedules for every minute of their More News of the Cays day. The jail was a pretty scary place where the girls quickly learned they never wanted to be. The judge talked with the girls about how the legal system works. He was genuinely surprised to learn that Green Turtle has an extremely low crime rate. The judge told the girls that he has over 7,000 defendants come before him in a year, and that 2,000 of these are illegal immigrants. This is a problem in both countries. The judge also answered a question from one of the girls about what would happen to a Bahamian arrested in Fairfax. The tour included a visit to the colonial age Old Fairfax Courthouse in the historic portion of the complex. This original courthouse has been in operation since 1800, just after the American Revolutionary War. There is tiered seating in the old courtroom and only the men were permitted in the lower and closer seats. A time capsule in the building houses many of the documents and photos of historic events that happened there. At the end of the tour, the girls were photographed and their picture will appear in the next Fairfax Court newsletter.Great Guana CayBakerÂ’s Bay Begins ConstructionBakerÂ’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club has initiated construction work on the Service Pier that will service the development as well as the settlement of Great Guana Cay. This was permitted since the lift in the voluntary undertakings by the Court of Appeal. The construction is allowed under Local Government Permit #48/2005 dated Please see Cays Page 16 June 29, 2006. The dock will be 300 feet long with a roll-on, roll-off dock, a loadon load-off dock and a fueling system. Work began on June 1. American Bridge is the primary contractor and expects that the dock will be completed by October, 2006. The company is hiring approximately 18 Bahamians to work on the project. The dock is being constructed largely of pre-cast, pre-stressed concrete panels and timber curbing. They will be dredging an entrance channel of 14 feet at mean sea level. The cost of the dock will be approximately $2.4 million.Local Government Holds Town MeetingA public Town Meeting was held on Guana Cay on July 13 with about 50 persons attending. Chief Councillor Wayne Hall chaired the meeting and brought the residents up-to-date on several issues. The elected Guana Cay representative on the Hope Town District Council, Glenn Laing, is recovering from a serious illness and is planning to resign from the Council due to his health. On receipt of his letter, the Minister for Local Government will be notified. It would be expected that notices would then be issued for nominations to fill the vacancy. If more than one nomination is received, an election will have to be held. If there is only one nomination, that person becomes the Guana Cay representative to the Council. If no one nominates, government would appoint a member to fill the vacancy. Residents asked if they could have more than one member on the District Council as Please see Cays Page 17


Page 18 The Abaconian August 1, 2006 Hope Town and Man-O-War each has three representatives. They were told that under the present make-up as dictated by Nassau, all they were allocated was one representative. The original representation to the seven seat council was based on population figures for the three settlements. Suggestions were made that the residents bring their representation concerns to the attention of Mr. Alfred Gray, Minister of Local Government, or their Member of Parliament, Mr. Robert Sweeting. Complaints were made against Council as being pro-developer as opposed to representing the local people and their concerns. Some felt that the Baker’s Bay project was being given approvals against the wishes of the community. Beach access is continually brought to the forefront. The developer maintains that the beach is public and accessible. Those opposing the project claim to be victimized in their use of the beach. One resident has been charged with trespassing when he left the beach area and ventured beyond the dune to get material for a picnic fire. One of the residents opposing the development vowed to use the beach weekly, get drunk and dance naked while exerting his right of access to the public beach. However, a woman in the audience was quite vocal in chastising the opponents of the Baker’s development as being a minority and not speaking for the population in general. Some of the opponents are recent arrivals to Guana Cay and do not have the same long range values and concerns as many of the residents there. Chief Councillor Hall asked the audience, which was quite vocal in their opposition to the Baker’s Bay project, to give the developers a chance to make a public presentation. Dr. Livingston Marshall, Sr. Vice President with Baker’s Bay, said construction of the service pier has begun and should be complete in October. This is the dock facility that will eventually be used for incoming freight and outgoing garbage. Opponents asked how permission could be given for this dock while the land is still in government possession. Residents must prove they own land before permission is given. One woman with a business in the settlement waited three years for permission to build a dock on her property. Information on the Fig Tree Foundation was given by Mr. Carter Redd. This is a foundation with initial funding of $500,000 for the benefit of the Guana Cay community. [See separate article] Questions were asked on the duty free provisions given the developer and how a small business on Guana Cay could compete against this disadvantage. Details were not known, but Mr. Doug Shipman, another Vice President with Baker’s Bay, stated that the two major hardware stores in Marsh Harbour have found ways to provide materials yet comply with the duty free CaysFrom Page 17 provisions to the satisfaction of Customs. It was felt by the developers that in the long term, the shopkeepers on Guana Cay would experience growth due to the project. It was stated that the duty free provision did not apply to any residential construction but only certain commercial aspects of the project. Another question from the opposition asked how foreign developers were able to get Crown Land so quickly when Bahamians can only get land to grow cabbages on. More News of the Cays About 50 persons attended a Town Meeting in Guana Cay. The main topic was still opposition by some for the Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club. The residents were informed at this meeting about the Fig Tree Foundation set up for the benefit of Guana Cay residents. The initial funding is $500,000 donated by Baker’s Bay. However, some felt that the company was trying to buy their support. Please see Cays Page 19 Petition Great Guana Cay July 15, 2006 We, the citizen’s of Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas, petition the “Save Guana Reef Association” to discontinue the false representation of our community in their fight against the “Baker’s Bay” project. We ask that the “Save Guana Reef Association” and the surrounding communities of the Bahamas recognize our individual rights and opinions regarding this project. We ask that they also recognize our right to act and/or speak on our own behalf without fear of retaliation or ridicule. Therefore, we formally request the “Save Guana Reef Association” to limit their claims and opinions to include only the members of their association and not include the island and community members of Guana Cay. Signed by 72 people


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Committee member Colyn Curry of Spring City asked that their monthly allocation of $1,100 for cleaning the road verges be changed from a monthly contract to a system paying for the service as needed. For instance, during the dry season, mowing the roadsides may not be required and the money could be spent to better advantage in other areas. This was accepted and will be put into effect with the new budget allocation beginning July 1. Tenders for garbage contracts will be issued and proposals will be reviewed at the August 2 Town Committee meeting. It is expected that the new landfill dump should be operational in November or December, and all garbage contracts will have to be renegotiated as new dump rules become known. Improvements to Marsh Harbour’s new Memorial Garden Park are underway and initial landscaping should begin soon. The Boy Scouts of America have donated for the initial landscaping in exchange for use of the dock for their Sea Explorer program. This is the newly cleared lot east of the Conch Inn and beside the BEC substation across the street from Regattas. Marsh Harbour’s representation on the Central Abaco Council will change as Marsh Harbour’s Kimberly Roberts will step down allowing Roger Delancy of Spring City to be a Council member. Increased traffic congestion was discussed as well as the lack of parking at many establishments. A new two-story, six-unit building was singled out as particularly lacking in sufficient parking and being too close to the paved road. It was mentioned that approval for this building was given in Nassau and was not seen by the local Town Planning Committee. A comment on insufficient parking at the Sapodilly building brought forth a plan showing 23 spaces. Chairman Yvonne Key responded that she was not going to count spaces on the paper but would count the cars actually parked there. One committee member said the Abaco vehicle count is increasing by approximately 100 vehicles a month. The seashore road connecting the east end of the Stede Bonnet road with the Calcutta area was closed recently by a someone claiming the property. But the Town Committee is confident that progress is being made to reopen the road. Documents are now in the Attorney General’s office and a decision is expected which will result in the reopening of this road. Local Government at Work CaysFrom Page 18 This was left unanswered. The meeting concluded with Dr. Marshall noting that there seemed to be as many people passionately for the development as there were people with a passion against the project. A few days after the July 13 meeting, a petition signed by 72 Guana Cay residents requested that the Save the Guana Cay Reef Association stop implying that their view represented the opinion of a majority of the Guana Cay residents. The 2000 census placed the Guana Cay population at 163 men, women and children. A plugged drain is believed to be at fault for causing a flood at McDonld’s corner in Marsh Harbour. This is at the corner where a road goes to Pelican Shores. The drain passes through the property of Abaco Beach Resort to the sea. The Ministry of Works coordinator for Abaco, Mr. Roland Bevins, is looking into the problem.


Page 20 The Abaconian August 1, 2006 “A Unisex Salon” Ofra Cosmetics • Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday • 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza • 367-3623 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 About a month ago, the power was cut for the approximately 75 Haitian families remaining in the Bahama Star Farm settlement. Power had been left on when the owners of the farm abandoned their citrus operation in January of 2005 when citrus canker was discovered there. Workers and their families living on the farm property have been allowed to live in their houses without government interference. Since the farm defaulted on its lease, the property and the fate of the Haitian labourers still living there come under the authority of the Prime Minister’s office. The electric bill is reported to have acAbandoned Employees Are Without Electricity cumulated to $42,000 and was presented to Local Government for North Abaco by BEC. They were unable to pay it and forwarded it to the Prime Minister’s office where it remains. During the farm’s operation, the electric bill was paid by the farm. Worker’s houses were served with lights, and a water pump provided water to stand-pipes throughout the settlement. A separate pump provided water to a community shower house and community toilets. Without electricity, the residents are without piped water and rely on a common well where the pump was located. Water is drawn by “jooking” the pipe up and down rapidly, causing water to squirt out of the pipe into a bucket. The pump is no longer there and was probably stolen when the power was turned off. A few of the people have jobs in Treasure Cay or Green Turtle Cay but most are jobless. A few of the younger people commute and work in the Marsh Harbour area. While employed by the farm, the workers paid into National Insurance. Some of these persons are now eligible for monthly assistance. Some of the older people are receiving National Insurance pension payments ranging from $210 to $230 per month. One woman now living there came to Abaco in 1959 and began as a labourer at the S & M Farm, the successor to the Crockett farm south of Marsh Harbour’s airport. She and others continued to work for the large farm in North Abaco which had a succession of farm owners including Gulf and Western, Key and Sawyer and recently the Bahama Star Farm group. During these changes in ownership, the operation was at the present location in the Norman’s Castle area west of the Treasure Cay airport. Various agriculture schemes for utilizing the nearly 4,000 acres of cleared land are understood to be under review by the Prime Minister’s office. Although citrus cannot be grown there for several years, other crops could be grown. Most of the farm equipment was removed when the farm ceased operation. Remaining on the property is a 90 KW diesel generator needing minor repairs. It was a standby generator to back up the BEC supThe only water available to the residents still on Bahama Star Farm is from a well in this shed. There is no pump so a pipe has to be “jooked” up and down to get water. About 75 families use the water from this well. Please see Bahama Star Page 21


August 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 ted to Cabinet for approval, and he hopes they can be enacted by August 1. It is generally felt by Bahamian authorities and commercial fishermen that the present bag limit of 20 pounds of fish per person allowed visitors is too generous. Proposed changes will place the limit at “20 pounds per boat” instead of “20 pounds per person.” Reduced limits for conch and crawfish are also expected. Mr. Miller has stated that the open crawfish season next year will be reduced to six months from the present eight months. It will open a month later on September 1 and close a month earlier at the beginning of March instead of the present end of March. Crawfish landings have been in decline for several years, and it is felt that a shorter season may give the crawfish more opporCrawfishingFrom Page 1 tunities to spawn and grow to maturity. Recent hurricanes have played a part in the decreased crawfish population. Another change may make the condos off limits to anyone other than Bahamian fishermen who make and place the devices. If this change comes into effect, visitors will be required to search for crawfish on reefs and natural crevices. The concept of visitors taking crawfish from the condos has always been a sore point with Bahamian fishermen who consider this to be illegal poaching. It is the fishermen who make and place the condos, and they do not want foreigners taking crawfish from them. Fishermen throughout the Bahamas are getting more assertive in this regard, and it is feared that violence may erupt over the issue. Fisheries officers will be out in force prior to the August 1 date watching for fishing infractions. They will be kept busy before August 1 apprehending persons taking crawfish, both Bahamians and visitors. When the season opens, the emphasis shifts to finding undersize crawfish and finding visitors having more crawfish than legally allowed. The fisheries officers now have three boats stationed on Abaco. These can be taken by trailer to various Abaco locations for marine patrol. Resort Features:€ Spectacular 3-mile beach € Championship golf course € Marina-view restaurant & bar € Pool,tennis,watersports € 150-slip full-service marina € Diving,snorkeling & dive shop € Boat rentals,charters & guides € Hotel rooms,2 or 3 BR suites Treasure Cay Road (exit off Bootle Hwy) TREASURE CAYHOTEL RESORT & MARINA Hotel: 242-365-8801 Spinnaker Restaurant: 242-365-8469 Golf Course: 242-365-8045 Treasure Divers: 242-365-8465 Bahama StarFrom Page 20 ply. The residents may pool their resources and restore this machine into service. Children living there were bussed to school through the last school year and are expected to be bussed to Treasure Cay Primary and S.C. Bootle High School this September. Marine ElectronicsCapt. Pat and Ann McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repair of: Web: E-mail: VHF CH 16 Tues Fri 8-5 F.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained Technician At the Jib Room. Marsh Harbour Marina Tel: 242-367-2163Fax 242-367-3388 SIMRAD


Page 22 The Abaconian August 1, 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 06 Hutchin’s grandson, Dimtry and his wife Sue Morgan, came all the way from Sussex, England, to join this cruise and meet their family. There were Alburys, Bethels, Careys, Pinders, Russells, Sands, Thompsons and more Lowes, all with Bahamian names and many others as well. The ones not living near our sunny shores loved the warm weather and calm blue seas. The weather couldn’t have been better. The ship had many on board functions and land excursions which we all took advantage of, and everyone seemed to be having a real good time. As this was my first time on a cruise ship, I was a little bit apprehensive and worried that I would get seasick. I am happy to report that it never happened. The whole experience was like living in a big luxurious hotel for four days. The cabins were quite large as were the bathrooms, and we had a large window overlooking the ocean (my worst fears were that I would be below the water line with not even a porthole to look out of). The porters and service personnel were very accommodating and polite as were the waiters and many other employees on the ship. Each evening they would come in and turn down your bed, fold one of the bathroom towels into a cute and mischievous looking little animal (a different one each night) and leave an individually wrapped chocolate candy on your pillow. Service like that I could get used to. Although the actual topography of the ship was conveniently located at each stairwell on each deck, getting from one place to another presented quite a problem for some of us as each deck looked exactly like all the others when you exited the elevators. There were two separate seatings for dinner each night and afterwards live entertainment in the comfortable and unique Ship’s Theatre. The food was really fantastic and you could even order room service to enjoy your meals in the privacy of your room if you wished. Otherwise there were buffets set up for breakfast and lunch as well as an outside grill near the pool and midnight buffets, complete with artistic ice sculptures and anything your heart might desire to tempt the palate and satisfy the midnight munchies. The ship’s photographers did a fantastic job of taking casual and posed photos available for your purchase the next day. Photos boarding the ship, exiting at each port, entering the dining room, exiting the dining room and every day while you strolled the decks as you went from one part of the ship to another. You have only one chance to get that one photo to add to your scrapbook to remember the cruise and the good time you had. Well, I wasn’t always by myself but actually there was one of me and my husband, Dan (who is the actual Lowe descendent), but was unable to attend the reunion. I carried along a picture of his head mounted on cardboard and attached to a stick to keep me company, if not in body, then in spirit. In fact, it got to be such a joke onboard ship that complete strangers would come up and ask to meet me and my husband (or his photo). There were lots of pictures taken of me and “his photo” with other people and, needless to say, the photo wasn’t like him being there, but I had fun showing him off. Carnival (as well as many other cruise lines, I’m sure) has lots of ways to separate you and that pocket money you brought along or to get you to charge just one more thing to that charge card. First and foremost is the casino with all the usual games of chance to tempt you. Then there are the Lee Pinder enjoyed the cruise and met many of her husband’s relatives. He was not able to go. She carried his photo with her so everyone would remember him. SouthFrom Page 11 More South Abaco News shops with their “once in a lifetime” bargains on everything from jewelry to dutyfree (real duty-free) liquor, and, of course, you must pay for all alcoholic beverages and last, but not least, you are expected to leave a tip for all these extra services, which frankly were well worth it. The idea to take a cruise and plan it around a family reunion was a great idea and turned out to be great success. I don’t know if the Lowe Family will ever do it again (many promises were made at the time), but, at least, we had it once and for some of us once will have to be enough. Boats equipped with:VHF • Bimini Top • Cooler Anchor & Lines • Compass Dive Ladder • Life Jackets Paddle • Flares • Flashlight Fire Extinguisher • First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously MaintainedOur Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26’ Paramount$1295 23’ Albury Bros$1015 22’ Boston Whaler$ 945 20’ Albury/Hydra$ 910 18’ Privateer$ 665 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 • Fax (242) 367-2516 Sid’s Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055


August 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 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 15, AUGUST 1st, 2006 Goombay Continues to EntertainThis Summer Festival Showcases Bahamian Culture The New Wave Dancers from Freeport are regular performers at the Summer Goombay Festivals held at Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour several times during the summer. Their talent and versatility are well liked by the audience and they enjoy getting the crowd participating and dancing. By Mirella Santillo For two week in a row Goombay Park was filled with people who had come to enjoy the lively attractions organized by the Ministry of Tourism for a Goombay Festival. Once more, Shelly Austin’s wit and personality as MC orchestrated the evening to make it fun for everybody present. DJ Antonio and associates was also there, filling the interludes with music so there would not be a dull moment. That night entertainment included live Calypso music with Gary McDonald and again a teen talent competition took place with Amanda Noel dancing and Samantha Baillou singing. They were followed by the Royal Police Marching Band that captivated the audience with its performance, including a solo by Band Master, Tavory Dean. One great show followed after another, the NewWave Dancers danced, shaking fluidly and moving to the rhythms of the music. These eight young performers are part of the Grand Bahama Dance Theater, and for the second time this year Makeda, Sharon, Donnae, Anja, Felice, Alissa, Kandra and fire man dancer, Lassin, enPlease see Goombay Page 2 Nearly every day from July 1 through July 11, the Regatta Time in Abaco racing event was threatened or experienced storm clouds and rain, often clearing in the afternoon. However, during the early afternoon of July 6, a massive front passed through Abaco moving from North to South. Winds picked up to 60 70 miles per hour and for 15 20 minutes it was wild on the water as the frontal system moved through with near hurricane force wind. A dive boat belonging to Brendal Stevens sank in Coco Bay on Green Turtle Cay. This substantial boat is a 30-foot Island HopperSix Boats Grounded, One Sank and One Burned in July 6 Stormpowered with an inboard Caterpillar engine. The boat was returning from a dive with 16 persons on board. Apparently the boat rolled over and sank in the high winds. All those on board were experienced swimmers and no one was injured. The boat was raised the next day. To the south at Guana Cay, race two in the five race series had just finished and the sailboat Haze III crossed the finish line ahead of the fowl weather. The skipper dropped By Mirella Santillo A group of 15 people from the Jacksonville, Florida, area, belonging to various religious denominations such as Missionary Baptist and Assemblies of God, came to Abaco as volunteers for Rev. Carla Culmer’s first week of Vacation Bible School. Mr. James Stackhousa of New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Atlantic Beach, Florida,. who has been coming to Abaco for the last three years, put the group together. Team leaders, Mr. Ray Wortherly and Mrs. Admin. Donald Cash Is Leaving A farewell party was held for Administrator Donald Cash in Cooper’s Town on July 17 who will be returning to Nassau. Mr. Cash was Administrator for the North Abaco, the Green Turtle Cay and the Grand Cay Districts and was appreciated and well liked. He is shown here on the left talking with Mr. Steve Pedican, Chief Councillor for the North Abaco District. See story on page 4. Church Group Assists Home Owner A church group from Jacksonville, Florida, came to Abaco to hold Vacation Bible School at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town. In the afternoons the group did community service work including painting Inez Gaitor’s house. Mrs. Gaitor is seated in the photo and standing behind her to the right is Rev. Carla Culmer, Pastor of the church. Sharon Griffith, organized activities from July 17th to July 21st for approximately 90 children each day, ranging from four to seven years old, although “we had a couple of two-year-olds and some teenagers who took part in the program.” said Deacon Stackhousa.” Activities consisted of games such as Trading Places in which children imagined they were in another country. They visited Mexico, China, Poland, Brazil Please see Church Page 22 Please see Storm Page 15


Page 2 B The Abaconian August 1, 2006 www.grahamrealestate.comEkali by The SeaVilla San Paulo is a spacious, beautiful, 3 bed, 2 bath villa resembling a Swiss chalet. It also features wide, covered decks which are ideal for entertaining just 20ft from the sea. Only a step away from the villa is a beautiful 27ft swimming pool edging the sea with a cabana at one end which affords spectacular views to those relaxing within. Under contract. The Main House on 2 levels is Ekali a beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath house that has a rich English flair. The Guest Quarters are on the ground level & boast another 2 bed, 2 bath with full kitchen, open dining & sitting room. Just outside the lovely French doors on the sea side is a spacious deck. The existing 60ft dock is included with this property. $1,600,000 Set back on a hill Kashmir House is a unique home that offers a view of the ocean from every room as well as magnificent views of the nearby English gardens. This very attractive, well built home sits at the center of the estate and is constructed with aluminum & hurricane proof glass. This home is spacious & can accommodate a very large family. $1,300,000 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 tertained the Abaco residents and visitors. Their performance was very much appreciated and members of the audience took the stage to take part in the fire dance. Goombay would not be complete without Junkanoo and on this Friday, the Spring City Stingers paraded in their colorful costumes. It was time for the results of the Abaco Teen Talent CompetiGoombayFrom Page 1 The New Wave Dancers from Freeport are good at getting audience participation. Here some of the visitors are enjoying dancing on stage with the dancers. tion and the winner was Amanda Noel, who will perform again in the final competition on August 11. It was the police talent display night also as people were invited to end the evening by dancing to the tunes played by the popular Police Pop Band. Once again it was a very popular evening with locals and visitors filling the park and patronizing the various vendors and the bar. The last Goombay of this Summer will be on August 11th. Goombay Shows the Best of The Bahamas The Royal Bahamas Police Marching Band was once again on Abaco to perform at the Goombay Festival on July 14. After their marching performance, the Police Pop Band played to encourage the crowd to dance.


August 1, 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. 2,800 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 ESPANOLAT T T T TR R R R R OPIC OPIC OPIC OPIC OPIC AL AL AL AL AL 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, four 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 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 HOMES S S S SP P P P P A A A A A CIOUS CIOUS CIOUS CIOUS CIOUS 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 1,600 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 242.366.056908-01-06GREEN 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 3 bath 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 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


Page 4 B The Abaconian August 1, 2006 Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081 Aisle of Palm Realty Brent Cartwright web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comPlease call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco Email: web site: Maria Silvester 1218 NEW EXCLUSIVE Two story home in Bahama Palm Shores offering two beds along with detached one bedroom guest cottage. $355,000 1216 NEW EXCLUSIVE 3/2 home upstairs with 2/1 and 1/1 apartments downstairs. All units fully and tastefully furnished. A must see!! Call for more info. Yellowwood hillside 1208 Hillside lot with great views of Cherokee and the mainland beaches and ocean looking south and views of Winding Bay. 1226 Two waterfront lots available in desirable harbourfront community in the heart of Marsh Harbour. Call for details 15 Jun 06 Tilloo Sea to Sea 1107 Great new price on over 3 acres of bay and oceanfront land. Unlimited possibilities.We are a small company, BIG on SERVICE, and based on TRUST and HONESTY Watching Bay near Cherokee Sound offering lots starting at $45,000 Beach access for all lots. 1256 Guana Cay beachfront home on double lot. Home offers 3/2 on two levels. Excellent rental home. Priced Right to sell 1248 Great Cistern hillside lot with great views of the Sea of Abaco. 28,000+ square feet. $65,000 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 WarNorth Abaco NewsBy Vernique RussellLight of the World Ministries Vacation Bible SchoolLight of the World Mission Ministries from Nassau has been organizing Vacation Bible Schools on Abaco for the last eight years and this year was no exception. From Treasure Cay to Crown Haven inclusive of Green Turtle Cay children of all ages learned about Jesus and the Bible through teaching, crafts and games and the admission was free in JesusÂ’ name. Over 250 students attended from the various settlements. Because of the summer school program at the primary and high schools in North Abaco and the police summer program, numbers were down; however, next year the Mission Team is intent to team up with the police youth summer program. This year the dates for Vacation Bible School were July 17th-21st and classes were held from 9 noon. Venues included the Anglican churches at Treasure Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Blackwood and Crown Haven, Zion Baptist at Fox Town, St. Andrews at Fire Road, the Baptist Church in Cedar Harbour and Wood Cay, CooperÂ’s Town Primary School in CooperÂ’s Town and New Hope Baptist at Mount Hope. Bible Schools were held simultaneously at all these locations. Light of the World Ministry has been in operation for 46 years and the founders are Pastor Edison and Madge Roberts. This ministry offers Vacation Bible Schools on six major islands throughout The Bahamas annually. This is a non-profit and non-denominational organization that relies strictly on God to make provision for the Good News to be spread. Teachers volunteer their time and come from all over the country to work along with Pastor and Mrs. Roberts. They have to meet only two requirements: 1) they must be a born again believer and 2) they must purchase their own ticket if traveling to another island to teach. Everything else is provided by the Mission ministry. The program reaches over 2,000 kids yearly on Abaco, Cat Island, Andros, Eleuthera, Inagua and Grand Bahama. Vacation Bible Schools run from the last week in June through the end of August. Light of the World also offers their services at the prison in Nassau, the boys and girls reform schools and Sandiland Rehabilitation Center. A special thank you is extended to Light of the World Ministries for once again providing wholesome and productive activities for the children of North Abaco. Continue to labor in the vineyard of the Lord for your work will not be in vain. If you are a born again believer and you will be free during July 16 to 20, 2007, an invitation is extended to you to volunteer your time and effort to spread the Good News of Christ.Training Workshop Will Be HeldThe Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Cooperation will host a Shell Craft Training Workshop at Abaco Central High School on July 31August 9th. The classes will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily for a fee of $50. The purpose of this course is to educate Abaconians to become entrepreneurs and gain skills in crafting or jewelry making. The Bahamas is a tourist destination and quality native-made crafts are in much demand. Abaconians are encouraged to register and take advantage of this course. Sign up at the BAIC office or contact Patrice Cox at 367-0066 for further information. Seats are limited.North Abaco Bids Farewell to Administrator CashOn July 17th a farewell party was held in honor of Mr. Donald Cash, former AdNorth Abaco News Please see North Page 6Does Treasure Cay Resort Have a Buyer?Rumors are being circulated that the Treasure Cay resort is being sold. Here are the facts: 1. Treasure Cay has always been for sale. 2. Last week Treasure Cay Limited advised the staff that there is a buyer for the resort. 3. At present Treasure Cay Limited has a Letter of Intent with a due diligence period allowed. 4. The intention is to continue the resort operation as it is and improve and increase business in the future. 5, The present staff will be dealt with fairly by Treasure Cay Limited and we fully expect their continued employment with the new operation. This information is being offered to establish what is happening to date. When there is something definite in place, we will be in a position to make such an announcement. Jos M. Konsten Consultant Treasure Cay Limited Real Estate / Land Development R e s t a u r a n t & B a r INNOVATIVE ISLAND CUISINE Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner OPEN 7 DAYS LIVE MUSIC THUR/FRI/SUNConch Out Happy Hour FRI The Conch Inn Marsh Harbour Ph 367 4444 VHF 16


August 1, 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 August 1, 2006 P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph. 242-367-4962 E-mail: or Leslie Pinder Little Orchard Lovely 3 bed / 2 bath home, furnished, split air a/c units with effiency apt. on the side, great neighbourhood for kids. EXCLUSIVE $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 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) ministrator for North Abaco. The party was held to show appreciation to Mr. Cash for the services he rendered to the communities of North Abaco. Mr. Cash served as Administrator for the last two years and has done a splendid job. Well wishers all spoke highly of Mr. Cash describing him as a loyal, generous and very capable and a man who goes the extra mile. Mr. Cash lived a life exemplary to all. Member of Parliament for North Abaco and former Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham; was in attendance. While speaking on the life of Donald Cash said, “He can hold his head up high; he is a good man, one who’s name has never been used incorruptibly.” Ministers of religion from different denominations spoke of the role he played in the churches here on Abaco; all described him as a “cheerful giver,” not just financially but in any way possible. After well wishers made remarks and presentations of gifts, the time had arrived for the guest of honor to speak. Mr. Cash described the moment as a “bitter-sweet” for him. He stated that “working in Cooper’s Town was better than when he came as a teacher. I like working in communities such as Cooper’s Town.” Mr. Cash declared that he maybe will be gone physically but he will always be here spiritually, as Abaco is the home of his better half. Once again he requested that the people in North Abaco treat Mr. Theophilus Cox, the Administrator taking his place, as they had treated him. The party was held at the Administrator residence in Cooper’s Town. Well wishers included Johnley Ferguson; Brencil Rolle; Alvin Smith, Member of Parliament, North Eleuthera; Chief Councilor for North Abaco Steve Pedican and other local government officials, family and friends. Farewell, Mr. Cash, and may life unlock doors of opportunities for you. May grace and peace always be with you and may you continue to shine your light in your workplace and where you may go. Thanks for the wonderful job you did in the communities of North Abaco.Death in North AbacoOn July 22nd Mr. Cleveland Nairn passed from time to eternity. Mr. Nairn, “Unca Chippie” as he is affectionately called, lived in Cooper’s Town. He was President of the Cooper’s Town Burial Society for over 30 years and recently handed the mantle down to Clayton McIntosh. His survivors include Amreilda Nairn; children Michael and Betty Nairn, Starlene and Jacob Pernelus, Andray and Berkley Roberts, Sarah and D’Angelo Parker, Pearl and Marcel Murray and Alreica and Fredrick McIntosh; grandchildren; greatgrandchildren; nieces; nephews and many others. Funeral services will be held on August 5th at the Church of God in Cooper’s Town. Condolences are extended to the family from the entire communities of North Abaco. May God give you strength to overcome your grief and may He sustain while you are bereaved.Police Summer Camp 2006The North Abaco division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force hosted Summer More North Abaco News NorthFrom Page 4 Please see North Page 8 The police of North Abaco held a summer camp that provided structured activities as well as games, field trips and fun activities. This is part of the community policing that the police chief for Abaco, ASP Wayne Miller, is encouraging. The youth are leaving for one of their field trips which included a visit to Cast-away Cay. A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs • 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16 Guana Harbour Grocery


August 1, 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 growing 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 availableCall for details. August 1st, 2006Green Turtle Cay -#5191 Luxurious home located on a 2.5 mile sandy beach. Consisting 5 bdrms, 4 bths with 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. $995,000.00Call 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 Yellowwood #5427Incomplete 1bed/1bath home comprises 24,621 sq ft. Built of wood & durable cement siding. $150,000.00Call 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 #5701Canal 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-C all 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. $750,000.00Call 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 Chris Farrington, BRI Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Ph# 242365-4695 Claudius Rolle Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph# 242367-2992 Lee Pinder Cherokee Sound, Abaco Ph# 242366-2053 100 Years. Millions of Dreams. F i n d Y o u r s H e r e 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.-$950,000Call Mailin Turtle RocksMulti family lot, 27,507 sq.ft., power & cable to boundary, beach access, $85,000.00 – Call Claudius .Bahama Palm Shores #5742This beachfront lot comprises 83,842sq.ft200’ stretches across a powder white sand beach. Electricity in place. $550,000.00Call Mailin N E W L I S T I N G Treasure Cay-Listing #5740 Beachfront two bedroom, two bathroom villa with a "Lagoon" style swimming pool. Offered at $636,000 Call Chris.


Page 8 B The Abaconian August 1, 2006 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 844-5387 M/V Legacy c/o Palm Beach Steamship 158 B East Port Road Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Ph./Fax: (242) 393-4371 Western End Potter’s Cay Dock Nassau, New ProvidenceServing Marsh Harbour and the Cays with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach• Departing Palm Beach Weekly service* • Departing Nassau Every Tuesday Night • Arriving Marsh Harbour Early Wednesday Morning • Extended Services to Green Turtle Cay* For more information on the Palm Beach service Call Trinity Customs Brokerage (242) 367-4297 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 Camp 2006 for children in the northern communities. The camp was offered from July 3 to July 28 at the Sherlin Bootle High School in Cooper’s Town. This year the camp enrolled 52 kids. Children were able to gain vital information through games, quizzes, pep talks, field trips and presentations. Officers that worked as counselors were Const. Smith, WPC Whyms, Sergeant Cash (Officer in Charge of Cooper’s Town) and Constable Hepburn. Campers enjoyed guest presentations by Nurse Russell and Nurse Francis of the Cooper’s Town Clinic, representative of the Immigration Department, and presentations by facilitators Cpl. Johnson, Fire Branch Officer, and Constable Hepburn. The students’ knowledge of Bahamian history and basic arithmetic was quizzed by Const. Smith. There was a Fun Day held that allowed campers to participate in sporting events such as basketball, softball and volleyball. Field trips were planned to see the wild horses, the blue hole at Norman’s Castle near Treasure Cay, a visit to Hope Town and Castaway Island/ Disney Cay. Refreshments were also provided daily. The North Abaco Police Summer Camp Committee 2006 wishes to thank many businesses and individuals including all the parents that supported Camp 2006.Congratulations to the Festival Committee“Oh how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity and love.” Hats off to the committee of the North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat Race for a job well done. It was just a couple of months ago that the seed was conceived and, skipping through all other growth stages, it was manifested; thus giving Abaco the Fest of the Year that will be an annual event. This Festival was the first of its kind as it not only catered to Bahamians or Abaconians but everyone, the young, the old, the Christian crew, the secular crew. No one in attendance felt neglected and yes, guys, you brought all styles and variety together to create Abaco Fest of the Year 06. The North Abaco communities congratulate you on marvelous job; your hard work and efforts have really paid off. The committee team is Clifton Bootle, Johnathan Curry, Hiram McIntosh, Roberto Smith, Steve Pedican, Israel Cooper, Kevin McIntosh, Ernie Pritchard, Kurt Sawyer, Marvin Pritchard and Godfrey Rolle. Once again congratulations and we are sure that next year will indeed be bigger and better.8th Annual Blackwood HomecomingOn August 4th thru 7th Blackwood is the place you want to be for their 8th Annual Home-coming. Events get started on Friday, August 4th at 12noon. That evening enjoy the Cultural Splash Dance Competition and the after party with AJ the DJ. On Saturday August 5th you just can’t afford to miss out. There will be a surprise for everyone, but you have to be there to find out. A special guest appearance by a Bahamian music legend will be made. On Sunday August 6th the committee invites you to say thanks to God during the church service at the Anglican Church in Blackwood. Festivities will continue later that evening at the park. On Monday there will be a beach party at the public beach in Treasure Cay. Festivities will begin at12 noon daily. There will be games, food, shows, entertainment and just fun, fun, fun. A special invitation is extended to the general public to come and celebrate with the people of Blackwood..More Wedd ingsIn North Abaco, this year 2006 can really be dubbed at the year of love and expression. Couples have really made their presence felt as they exchanged vows and began lifetime journeys together as one flesh and one bone. North Abaco has witnessed quite a large number of weddings already and more are being planned. “From this moment you are the one; and I will love you as long as I live.” On July 1st Charlene and D’Angelus were joined together in holy matrimony. The service was held in Crossing Rocks. D’Angelus is the son Mr. and Mrs. Claude Burrows of Treasure Cay. Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. D’ Angelus Burrows. “Here and now I promise to love, cherish and be true to you forever.” On July 15th at St. Andrews Baptist Church in Fire Road lifetime vows were exchanged. Jrenetta Carla Burrows, daughter of Mrs. Mable Burrows of Fire Road, and Dennis Jerome Ferguson, More North Abaco News 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: NorthFrom Page 6 son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Ferguson of Nassau, became one before God, family and friends. Best wishes are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Jerome Ferguson. Congratulations to all the couples and may each day bring you new blessings. Always remember that you must give more than you take to make each day the best it can be.Making a DifferenceThere is normally a lot of talk about young people being the future. But the older folks are not taking time to ensure that this happens. Most of the time they are looking down on the younger generations for mistakes that they are making. But older folks always seem to forget that they probably did the same things. However, in spite of all the paradoxical attitudes and misguidance of older folks at times, there are still those who choose to make a positive impact on the lives of this nation’s future. The community of Treasure Cay has been blessed with people who have dedicated them selves to mold the minds of teenagers in the community. The young ladies of Treasure Cay would like to say “thank you” to Charmaine Bootle for taking the time to set them in the right directions. Charmaine Bootle has opened her home and heart to young ladies in the community Please see North Page 23


August 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 B A b a c o R e a l E s t a t e A g e n c yAbacos Oldest and Most Experienced Real Estate AgencyTelephone : (242) 367-2719Contact Bill Thompson 477-5712 Lil Bill Albury or Elaine ThompsonABACO REAL ESTATEP.O.Box AB20404, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : (242) 367-2719 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 furnished. Exclusive Listing by Appointment only. CALLFOR INFOHARBOUR 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 CALLFOR INFOSUNRISE 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, $129,000 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 $79,900 MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIALLOT near Spooners Dept. Store $150,000 REGATTAS OF ABACO 4-2/2 fully furnished Units 203, 302, 303 & 503 $315,000 gross each 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 $125,00015 July 2006 By Mirella Santillo The last days of June and the first ten days of July were very trying for BEC which, according to a comment from the BEC’s Abaco manager, Mr. Benjamin Beneby, to our editor, had lost the largest two of its generators and, of course, for the consumers who were faced with several hours a day of power outage. Not everybody has a generator, and merchants, especially restaurants, gas stations, such as the Shell Shop in Dundas Town and small resorts on the cays reported a loss of several thousand dollars a day in lost business. Plagued by bad weather and daily power outages, dissatisfied visitors, unable to wash, or enjoy a dinner in a cool lighted place or just to relax in an air conditioned area, swore they would not come back, according to guest houses’ operators.. Sapodilly’s owner, Ms. Brenda Claridge, reported that she “lost a few thousand dollars before hooking up a generator on July 5. It is not only about loss of business,” she said, “but I feel sorry for the people who spent a lot of money to come here from far away to find out that we do not live up to their expectations. As a Bahamian, I am upset with the government for not taking better care of the electrical plant.” Another upset consumer was the owner of Curly Tail Restaurant at the Conch Inn, Mr. Alistair Mc Donald, who said that at their busiest season “there was a power cut almost every day.” Mr. McDonald added that because of that “we experienced considerable loss of revenues and received lots of negative comments from visiting customers.” He mentioned that the Conch Inn was one of the last businesses on the block to have power restored. On one of his visits to the plant to enquire about the situation, he was told to “buy a generator” which he has now done. “When there is an interruption in power supply, not only merchants lose revenue, so does BEC, “ he added. Many residents are flabbergasted by the ongoing power cuts suffered by the community every summer. One of these residents thinks that with the “amount of money we pay every month to the electric corporation, there should be enough to buy an additional generator.” After registering the complaints of the residents, it was only fair to discuss the situation with BEC’s Abaco Manager, Mr. Beneby, who confirmed that the loss of power experienced at the beginning of July was due to the simultaneous failure of the two main Caterpillar generators, bought new in 2001, which, he said, had just been overhauled in spring at the tremendous cost of $700,000 each and were still under warranty.” He added, “The maintenance people were back to fix them within a couple of days when told of the problem.” However, this failure meant that the power plant had lost a third of its capacity, approximately seven megawatts, causing enormous damage to the community at one of the busiest time of the season. The peak consumption is between 21 and 25 megawatts. One machine was brought back online July 6 and the second came online July 10. Presently BEC operates with eight generators in the Marsh Harbour station, two standbys in Treasure Cay, two standbys in Green Turtle Cay, two generators in Sandy Point and three on Moore’s Island, a total of 17 generators with only three maintenance people. This is an impossible situation, especially in the summer when the machines are running full throttle and more likely to experience break-downs. What are the immediate solutions to this on going power supply problem? Mr. Beneby explained that four small generators have been sent from Nassau. But they have to be integrated into the system and, unfortunately, it will not be until the end of summer or early fall before they can be operational. Another benefit will be the connection of Sandy Point to Marsh Harbour. The line is in place, but the voltage in Sandy Point is being upgraded to higher voltage. As soon as this is accomplished by September or October, Sandy BEC Power Failure Affected Everyone Please see BEC Page 23 Located upstairs,above the Chemist Shoppe in D & S Plaza Marsh Harbour, Abaco Offering a wide variety of Shoes & Accessories and BACK TO SCHOOL SHOES for Boys and Girlsfeaturing Clarks Shoe GalleryAbacoThe Store For AllŽTel : 367-5510P.O.Box AB 20174 Marsh, Harbour Abaco


Page 10 B The Abaconian August 1, 2006 People in the News B & V Plaza Don MacKay B lvdT T T T T el: 36 el: 36 el: 36 el: 36 el: 36 7 7 7 7 7 2 2 2 2 2 798 F 798 F 798 F 798 F 798 F ax: 36 ax: 36 ax: 36 ax: 36 ax: 36 7 7 7 7 7 .5098 .5098 .5098 .5098 .5098 Congratulations!On June 23 Mr. Matthew Claridge and Ms. Barbara Plossl were married in Atlanta, Georgia. Matthew is the son of Norman and Donna Claridge of Treasure Cay and Barbara is the daughter of Keith and Marian Plossl of Atlanta. The couple will reside in Treasure Cay.Beauty Pageant Draws GirlsTwo Sandy Point girls have been chosen to enter the Miss Teen Bahamas World and Miss Teen Bahamas International competition. Miss Teleah Burrows and Miss Tiffany Williams will be competing in Nassau with the final pageant slated for August 13 to be held in Nassau. The winners will be determined by ticket sales.Real Estate Agent Completes Appraisal CourseBahamas Realty Abaco Ltd announced that its sales associate, Chris Roberts, has successfully completed the appraisal course and exam sponsored by the Bahamas Real Estate Association. The course was conducted over two one-week sessions with about 30 real estate professionals attending. A graduate of Duke University with a degree in civil engineering, Chris began his career with Cavalier Construction in Freeport. His career in construction included international experience with SPAN International in Nassau and the Bahamian market, with Osprey Developers, also of Nassau. A frequent visitor to Abaco since childhood, Chris relocated to Abaco in 1990 and is responsible for the construction of several private residences and public buildings, including St. Francis Catholic Church and the Shops of Royal Harbour Village. Chris has served in local government on the Town Planning Board and is active in several areas of community service. With Chris’s 35 years of experience in the construction industry and his knowledge of the real estate market, obtaining his Appraisal License is a perfect fit for Chris and Bahamas Realty. Bahamas Realty’s appraisers have the distinction of being on the approved list of every loaning institution and insurance company in the country and are government approved. Appraisals by the firm have been conducted on every type of property throughout the Bahamas including most of the major hotels, island resorts, shopping centres, office buildings, hospitals, marinas, airports, golf courses, multi-million dollar residences and private islands. Chris will be working under the guidance and tutelage of Robin Brownrigg, the firm’s President and Senior Valuer. He is looking forward to gaining the expertise and meeting the high standards of Bahamas Realty’s appraisal division.Bodybuilder Wins AgainVeteran bodybuilder Arthur Elden was once again in competition on July 15. This time it was the Southern States Bodybuilding Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he placed second in the Masters over 60 Middleweight class. One week later Arthur was in Nassau for the 33rd Bahamas National Championships held on July 22. Arthur won the middleweight class and went on to win the Masters over 50 class. The Minister of Youth Sports and Housing, the Hon. Neville Wisdom, was in attendance and presented the awards. Arthur would like to compete in another couple of competitions but sponsorships to assist in expense are needed. He would welcome assistance in sponsoring his trips. He can be reached at 365-6128 or 365-6105.Union Elects New LeaderBy Mirella Santillo On June 21st Mr. Freddy Pinder was elected new area Vice President for Abaco in the Bahamas Communication and Public Officers Union for a term of three years. Mr. Ricky Smith, who had held the 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 the President’s, Mr. Robert Please see People Page 11 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Claridge Mr. Freddie Pinder


August 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 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 UNDER CONTRACT SOLDAir Line Raises Money for ECCYellow Air Taxi has announced that over $6,800 has been donated to Every Child Counts, the school in Marsh Harbour for special-needs children of Abaco. During this year’s Regatta Time in Abaco, Yellow Air Taxi sponsored a fund raising raffle by donating two pairs of round-trip tickets from Fort Lauderdale to Abaco as the grand prizes and then coordinated the sale of raffle tickets throughout the Regatta Time festivities. Altogether residents, the visitors and a handful of supporters from South Florida raised over $6,800 for the school. The Regatta Raffle followed the regatta festivities from cay to cay, becoming a community-wide project with many donations from local individuals and businesses. The two winners were announced at Snappas Grill & Chill in Marsh Harbour at the Final Awards Party on July 11. The first, Greg Fallin, flies frequently to Treasure Cay where he keeps his boat and has recently purchased property. Mike Jones, the second winner of two round trip tickets, lives in Hope Town and works at Island Marine. Both were thrilled to help ECC. Yellow Air Taxi provides passenger and cargo service from any airport of South Florida to Abaco. For information on scheduled flights and charter services, visit or call 954-3590292 in the U.S. or 367-0032 on Abaco.New Chinese Restaurant OpensBy Portia Jonsson A taste of the Far East has arrived on Abaco and after months of delay Mandarin Fine Dining Restaurant, specializing solely in Chinese cuisine, is now open for business. It is located on Don MacKay Boulevard near the airport round-about. Since its reopening on July 19th Chinese food lovers have flocked to the restaurant for some of their favorites like, kingdom ribs, sweet and sour pork or chicken, Singapore noodles, spring rolls, pan fried dumplings, shrimp and lobster fried rice, pepper steak and four seasons, which is a combination of shrimp, pork, beef and chicken. Lunch hours are 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and dinner is served from 5 p.m. until 10.p.m. Mandarin Fine Dining is open Tuesday through Sunday and closed Mondays. Telephone 367-0544. Kaleb’s located in the Cost Right building, opened two months ago and carries a little of everything at discounted prices, mainly a $2 store. There is a wide variety of merchandise namely housewares, toys, shoes, decorative items, school supplies, garden supplies, rugs, clothing, under garments, baby items, party supplies and much more. Store hours are 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Business Briefs Faqharson.” He explained that his “duties as area VP are to represent the employees of BTC and to 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 with the best of my abilities.”FNM Nominates Candidate for S. AbacoThe South Abaco Constituency Association announced on July 20 that it is recommending Mr. Edison Key to be the candidate for the Free National Movement party in the upcoming general election. Mr. Key has an extensive background in politics as he has served in both the House of Representatives and the Senate and was Chairman of the Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation for several years. He began his political career in 1977. PeopleFrom Page 10


Page 12 B The Abaconian August 1, 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 15 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 LITTLE HARBOURTwo bedroom, 2 bath overlooking the harbour and channel entrance of Little Harbour. Walking distance to beaches & fishing. #13494 Price: $870,000 LITTLE HARBOURComfortable 2 bed, 2 bath home situated on approximately 2 acres. Nicely landscaped with lovely views of the ocean. #13495 Price: $1,175,000 WATCHING BAYOffering 250 feet of Watching Bay shoreline. 90 foot elevations and 35 foot dunes make this property one of a kind. #13482 Price: $2,185,000 WATCHING BAYNew development near Cherokee Sound and Winding Bay. Ocean access with all lots, utilities available. #13231 Price: $45,000


August 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 B YOUR FIRST CHOICE IN BAHAMIAN REAL ESTATE GUANA CAY TREASURE CAY BAHAMA PALM SHORES LYNYARD CAY GUANA CAY LEISURE LEE CROSSING ROCKS BAKERS HEIGHTS BAHAMA PALM SHORES BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND PINEHURST BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND MARSH HARBOUR 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 guest bedroom, abth, laundry room and storage. Enjoy panoramic views from the widows walk and porches. $400,000. #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. Approx. .85 acres of nicely elevated land thickly treed with native hardwoods and coconut palms. Wonderful views, wide sugar sand beach. Bahama Palm Shores offers underground utilities, telephone and high speed Internet access. Also available adjoining .85 acre parcel for a grand total of 1.7 acres of prime beach front! $350,000. #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 #562105. NEW! Prime development property located just 11 miles North of Marsh Harbour on Queens Highway. The property features lovely wooded rolling terrain with hills of up to 30in elevation. The convenient location midway between the hub of Abaco, Marsh Harbour and the resort at Treasure Cay, presents great potential for development. $1,360,000. #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. #562126.NEW! Lovely wooded home site in the Pinehurst subdivision located adjacent to Bahama Palm Shores and within just a few minutes of beautiful Eight Mile Bay. Convenient to the Queens highway and only 20 minutes into the main settlement of Marsh Harbour. Invest in Abacos future! $13,500 #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! $28,500. #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 or rental cottage. Situated in heart of the settlement, the cottage is just steps from ferry dock, amenities and attractions $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 #562133: NEW! 3 bed 2 bath, solid well built house, fully furnished with all new appliances and cabinets. Country Cottage has decking off master bed with walk in closets, and covered back porch. Ideally located on quiet road, but close to amenitities of Marsh Harbour. Excellent investment for rental or permanent family home. $347,000. #562174 : Green Cay is a nature lovers paradise. Situated just 1/2 mile off the west coast of Great Abaco Island, this tropical island offers seclustion, wildlife, fishing and all the beauty of island living. Perfectly suited for private retreat, bonefishing resort, etc $1,500,000 UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACT PRICE REDUCED! UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING! NEW PRICE BUSTIC BIGHT Email : abaco@bahamasrealty.bsTelephone: (242) 367-3262 lFax (242) 367-3260These offerings are subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawn without noticeŽ1st August 2006


Page 14 B The Abaconian August 1, 2006 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 Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas CURRY’S FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour frontThe funeral for David Joseph, 77, affectionately called “Daddy Chout” of Marsh Harbour was held on July 16 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Leonardo Rahming officiated assisted by Pastor Edward St Fleur, Elder Albert Dormeus, Elder Ednal Collie, Elder Issac Collie, Elder Humphert H. Rahming and Pastor Joab Fleurimord. Interment was in the Public Cemetery Marsh Harbour Abaco. He is survived by wife Marie Azariah Joseph; sons Belozier, Caleb, Rodney and Elvin Joseph; daughters Georgian Maurat, Lucienne St. Louis, Kathleen Elmeus and Lezette Pubien; brother Tyson Joseph; sisters Lorencia, Anace, Anacile, Sylvanie, Lavilla, Lucia Joseph, Briselia Loriston, Helena Gefrad and Germaine Joseph; grandchildren Ricky, Leonardo, Lashad, Roziah, Gary, Ozias and Jonas Joseph, Shaky Pierre Louis, Donell and Alton Pubien and Ryan Elmeus, Germaine, Samantha, Wonsha, Rodricka and Cynthia Joseph, Ema Nuelola, Kenth and Marcia Maurat, Sabrina and Monica Anestin and Brinna Pubien; sonsin-law and daughters-in-law St. Ronel St Louis, Renel Elmeus, Abdony Pubien, Gerry Blanc, Immanuel Maurat, St. Anette and Lillian Joseph, Josiane Blanc, Luzena Paul, Alta and Aline Dume and Beyou Fontus; nieces; nephews and many other relatives and friends. He funeral for Clifford Adderley, 59, of Marsh Harbour was held on July15 at the Church of Christ in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Jason Quashie officiated and interment was in the Public Cemetery, Marsh Harbour. He is survived by his wife Reinadel Adderley; sons Neil and Dwaine Adderley; daughters Patrice Huyler and Nikkita Rankine; sisters Lila Strachan, Bernice Brown and Estelle McIntosh; grandsons Akeem, Tyneil, Nakajah Adderley and Keonte Nightingale; granddaughters Joi Isaacs, Ghandi Levarity and Aaliyah Adderley; aunts Rebecca Simms and Jennie Reckley; nieces Greta, Ruby, Cortney, Melanie, Serena, Malena, Leitheria, Josephina, Katrina, Marisa, Kanishka, Tanya, Tishera and Anaka; nephews Roderick, Alphonso, Phillip, Herbert, Kermy, Shannon, Carl, Dave and Ernest; daughter-in-law Nanette Adderley; son-in-law Gladstone Rankine; brothers-in-law Fred, Paul, Lincoln, Richard and Simon Jones; sisters-in-law Eva Adderley, Anita Roberts, Roslia Agbim, Gwen and Mellane Jones; grandnieces and nephews Lindisha, Kadijah, Shazah, Leandra, Megan, Virginia, Diana, Smaya, Phillipa, Velma, Candice, Lorenzo, Ricardo, Corey, Shawn, Kermy Jr., Kaleil, Jamari, Branden, Brennen, Rodney, Melvin, Tysherone, Fernavghio, Davante and Chaz and many other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held for Rudolph Saunders, 47, affectionately called “Rudy,” of Murphy Town was held on July 15 in Nassau. He is survived by his mother Mavis Saunders; daughter Clarissa Anderson; brother Shian Gentle; sisters Eleanor Seymour and Ernestine Sears; nieces Odetta, Avevtia, Krizia, Shenay and Taneisha; nephews Eddison Jr. and Edward Lockhart; aunts Viola Woods and Mabel Saunders; uncles Elick and Jacob Saunders; brothers-in-law Anthony Seymour and Churchill Sears; sister-in-law Martha Butler; grandniece Romika; grandnephew Keith Woodside and many other relatives and friends. The funeral of Marie Geffrard Vilsaint, 46, of Sand Banks was held on July 23 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Leonardo D. Rahming officiated and interment was in the Public Cemetery in Marsh Harbour. She is survived by her husband Dilion Vilsaint; sons Rodney, Rodnel and Ronald Vilsaint; daughters Junie Geffrard, Shirley Jean Baptiste and Dulcie Vilsaint; father Contave Geffrard; adopted daughter Rose Vilsaint; grandsons Rashadson and Wilkinson Jean Baptiste; sisters Losianne and Erna Geffrard; aunts Leon and Eleina Geffrard; son-in-law Watson Jean Baptiste; brothers-in-law Poidel, Senoyid and Liney Joseph; sisters-in-law Examene, Erese and Elide Joseph; cousins Janet, Foufonne, Jislenne, Judith, Enoch, Obed millanne, Claudia, Linda, David Macsene and JeanClaude Geffrard, Aldieudo, Lito and Merida PetitePhar, Christine and. Ermanse Francois, Mersi, Shirley, Cleoniece, Shirlene, Yolene, Jerry, Junie, Smith, Nancy, Edgar, Willene, Stephanie, Daddie, 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 Please see Obituaries Page 17


August 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 B abaco-realestate.com06/15/06Derek Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Res: (242) 365-6156 dlee@hgchristie.comChris Plummer BRIAssist. District Manager Estate Agent Green Turtle Cay (242) 365-4052 Cell: (242) 554-9451 chris@hgchristie.comKathleen Albury BRI Broker -Appraiser Elbow Cay (242) 366-0700 Cell: (242) 477-5350 kathleen @hgchristie.comNeil Aberle BRIEstate Agent Marketing Specialist Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Cell:(242) 359-6274 neil@hgchristie.comChris AlburyEstate Agent Marine Specialist Man-O-War Cay (242) 365-6008 Cell: (242) 477-5245 calbury@hgchristie.comFaron SawyerEstate Agent Transportation Specialist Abaco (242) 367-3450 faron@hgchristie.comBill JohnstonEstate Agent Utility Specialist Little Harbour (242) 367-5454 Cell: (242-357-6674 bill@hgchristie.comRobbie BethelSales Assistant Photography Specialist Hope Town (242) 366-0700 (242) 375-8533 robbie@hgchristie.comRetta ThomasOffice Manager Support Services Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasTelephone: (242) 367 5454 e.mail: abaco@hgchristie.comMargo SawyerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay I.T. Specialist (242) 365-4052 Cell: (242) 551-7976 msawyer @hgchristie.comSilbert MillsEstate Agent Media Specialist Abaco (242) 367-2935 Cell: (242) 375-8359 "Claire's Beach" Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Beachfront Building Site 30,920 s.f. 0.71 acres 117' Ocean Beach 35' Elevation Fabulous Ocean and Sea of AbacoViews #TS10565 $850,000. NEW SALES RENT ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL 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 The Abaco Rage suffered minor damage when its mother ship smashed into it during a freak storm that blew through the anchorage at Fishers Bay off Guana Cay on July 6. Several other boats suffered minor damage when boats dragged their anchors. the sails and turned the key to start the diesel engine when the boat immediately erupted in flames. All six on the boat escaped without injury and were quickly rescued by Troy Albury of Guana Cay Fire and Rescue. The front came with the wind recorded at Nippers at 70 miles per hour. This drove the burning hull up on the shore south of the Orchid Bay development. When the storm passed, the hull was still on fire on the shoreline. The owner, Mr. Richard Starita of Stuart, Florida, and his five-member crew took the loss of the boat and all their possessions in stride. Their passports, money, credit cards, personal effects and clothing were all consumed in the fire. That night at the NipperÂ’s party, Johnny Bethel gave them drink and meal tickets. They found an empty room on Guana and got a ride to Marsh Harbour the next morning. Tourism took them under their wing and assisted with police reports, emergency banking, clothing and contact with the U.S. Embassy in Nassau. This was necessary before they could clear with U.S. Immigration on their return to Florida. As the race finished, many of the boats sought shelter and anchored in Fishers Bay just north of the Guana Cay settlement. The northwest exposure of FisherÂ’s Bay was no help when the high winds hit and six boats dragged anchor and were driven ashore, four on the rocks and two on the north beach of the old Guana Harbour Beach Resort. Some damage was caused to anchored boats by those boats being dragged by the wind as they were driven to the shore off their stern. One boat lost its bowsprit, causing it to cancel the rest of the races. Just before Abaco Rage crossed the finish line, a stay fitting on the top of the mast broke, leaving the tall mast in a precarious state. She finished the race without incident and was able to anchor in FisherÂ’s Bay with her mother ship. The frontal winds drove the wood-hulled Abaco Rage ashore with her mother boat, the 64-foot Nomad hard against her side. The crew feared for the worst but damage was limited to several cracked ribs and her rudder. The boat was retired from the balance of the races so proper repairs could be carried out. In true racing form, the entrants retired to Nippers overlooking the Guana Cay Storm Damages Several Boats Including the Rage Mr. Richard Starita and his five-member crew lost their boat and all their belongings when the boat caught fire and burned out completely. The only thing he was able to salvage was a bottle of rum that was in his skipperÂ’s bag given by the Regatta committee. He was given another bottle to cheer his spirit. StormFrom Page 1 beach and enjoyed the party well into the night.


Page 16 B The Abaconian August 1, 2006 P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020Mammograms OfferedFor Appointments Call 367-0020Mr. Christopher R. Monize Physical Therapist August 4, 2006 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing August 5, 2006 Ms. Kim Scriven Audiology Hearing aids, hearing testing August 9, 2006 Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound Technician, Echocardiogram August 12, 2006 Dr. May Hestmo Hand and Orthopedic Surgeon August 9, 2006 Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist August 12, 2006 Dr. K.J.A. Rodgers Opthalmologist August 16, 2006 Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist August 17, 2006 Dr. Hubert Minnis Ob Gyn / Ultrasound August 19, 2006 Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist August 19, 2006 Ms. Diane Davis Mammogram Radiographer Technologist August 19, 2006 Dr. Jerome Lightbourne Pediatric Cardiologist August 25, 2006 Dr. Duranda Ash Opthamologist August 25 26, 2006 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) August 26, 2006 Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea August 31, 2006 Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van Stratton N N N N N ASS ASS ASS ASS ASS A A A A A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y L Y L Y L Y L Y L TD. TD. TD. TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY B B B B B AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS T T T T T General Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd. Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ph (242) 367-3186 Fax (242) 367-3469 Email marcoac@batelnet.bsCRAWFISHERMANS SPECIAL** Prices valid while supplies last**CHEST & VERTICAL FREEZERS30% OFF The Bahamas National Trust held a twoday workshop in Marsh Harbour on July 19-20 concerning the Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park. Although the park was established more than 20 years ago, no management plan was ever developed. This workshop was to discuss with Abaco people what they wanted for their park. The Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park is located in the southern part of the Sea of Abaco between Lynyard Cay and Tilloo Cay. It covers about 2100 acres and is strictly a no take area that includes the Sandy Cay reef, and live reef that is unusual in that it is inside the string of barrier islands. Conducting the workshop was Mr. Eric Carey, Director of Parks and Science Liaison with the Bahamas National Trust, and Ms. Sharrah Moss, who guided the group through the training process. Mr. Carey opened the meeting with a general overview of what the Bahamas has already achieved in preserving nature. Currently, The Bahamas has 25 national parks of which five are on Abaco. The objective of this workshop was to develop a plan to analyze how the park should be managed. However, the first problem was to find out who is using the park now and for what purpose. The group identified stakeholders and showed how they used the park at present. They discussed the misconceptions about the park and problems that will arise with better management of the park. They determined who the key stakeholder groups would be who would get involved in the management process and discusses the resources necessary and the time frame needed to develop a plan. The workshop concluded with a trip to the park, giving the participants an opportunity to see the area and to swim on the Sandy Cay reef. The Bahamas National Trust was assisted by Friends of the Environment and The Nature Conservancy. Those attending the workshop included government officers from Fisheries, Agriculture, Police, members of Friends and scientists from the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey.Workshop Discussed Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park Rotary Club Reviews AccomplishmentsBy Mirella Santillo Being the President of a humanitarian and community service oriented organization such as the Rotary Club is not small endeavor and requires a lot of time and dedication to accomplish the goals set each year by the new president and board. Mrs. Jo-Ann Bradley, former Club President, commented on the past year and defined what had been achieved. Her first comment was, “The amount of money that was raised during that period for a small club which counts only 22 members on Abaco was significant. Between what we raised locally and the international help we received, we were able to give approximately $42,000 to the community. Between steak-outs, fund raisings, bell ringing, Summer Festivals, profits from the Regatta drink concession and grants from Rotary Clubs in Florida and North Carolina, the Club sent money to victims of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf States and Hurricane Wilma on Grand Bahama, distributed 160 Christmas boxes to the needy, gave Abaco Central High School $13,000 for computers and equipment, gave $14,000 to Every Child Counts and helped desperate medical cases in the community through the “gift of life” such as a little girl who needed open heart surgery to stay alive and the woman who needed knee replacement and had to go to Cuba. “This is the earning and spending part,” she said, “but we need more members.” Five more joined during her term, but four are leaving. She believes that the incoming President, Bryan Thompson, will try to bring more like-minded people to swell their ranks. Many community topics were covered during that year. These included domestic violence by a training team from the Cruiser’s Net with Patty Toler, plans and initiatives of the Ministry of Tourism, bush medicine by Mrs. Martha Smith, trade with China by Michael Adams and discoveries in the Sawmill Sink by Nancy Albury. On the educational level, the Rotary Club helped the Department of Education by sponsoring a speech contest for three age groups of students and is still sponsoring the Interact Club at St. Francis de Sales School. The club helped with the beautification of the round about at the entrance to Dundas Town. So apart one or two projects that are still in the making, Mrs. Bradley feels that she achieved most of last year’s goals. She added that Bryan Thompson, who served as Director of Projects and was President Elect under her, was the best she could have had to support her. “The club is in good hands.” Club News North Bar ChannelPark Boundaries


August 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 B 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 Friends of the Environment This person would to work with Abaco schools, coordinate student activities, liaise with scientists and government agencies. Experience with students required. Degree preferred but not required. Pay commensurate with experience. Email resume and cover letter to Environmental Education Officer Wanted Jason Robinson, Lisa, Elvina and Elina Geffard; and many other relatives and friends. Philip Remery committed suicide in Hope Town on July 17. He hung himself from the mast of his boat and was found by a ferry boat captain. Mr. Remery, in his ObituariesFrom Page 14 mid 40s, had lived in Hope Town aboard his boat for several years. He was friendly and well liked and was part of the Hope Town community. He loved surfing and was also a crew member on the Abaco Rage, crewing on the boat during the Regatta Time in Abaco races earlier in the month. He will be greatly missed. "One Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #455) 1 bed, 1 bath fully furnished ground floor poolside unit. Mariners Cove offers pool, tennis courts, laundry facilities, on site management, good rental potential. Price $200,000.Joes Creek Vicinity Lot 15(Ref# 567) Offering 2.139 acres with a 50 ft elevated ridge, 956ft deep from highway to Coromont Pond, ideal for private residence or small subdivision, electricity & telephone at highway, easy access to Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay. Price: $149,700"One Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #439) Fully furnished and meticulously maintained one bedroom, one bath ground level, poolside condominium, recently completely renovated, all new appliances & furnishings, customs cabinetry, terracotta tile floor, lots of amenities. Rental potential Price $185,000.Flamingo Drive Lot 66Ž(Ref #558) Large residential lot situated on a quiet Flamingo Drive cul-de-sac, an ideal home building site, all utilities, including electricity, water, telephone, Cable TV & DSL access available at the lot line. Price: $46,785Residential Inland LotŽ(Ref #442) Choice residential lot on paved Flamingo Drive, located just one block from Ocean Blvd. 10,000 s/f & 80 on the road. All utilities are available at the property boundary, including TV & DSL. Price $45,000. Golf Course Area Corner Lot(Ref #559) Oversized corner lot # 7 offering paved street frontage on two sides, plus all utilities at lot line, enjoy the solitude & greenery of the golf course, just a few hundred feet away. Price: $35,100LEISURE LEE:Canal Front Home"(Ref #214) 2 bedroom 2 bath single story CBS construction home, open living/kitchen on the end of a finger canal, tile floors, central A/C, low maintenance, 50 of bulkhead canal front with deep water and dock, fully furnished, includes vehicle. Close to beach access $465,000.Rocks CleftŽ(Ref #466) Fully furnished, topsider home, 3 bedroom, 3 bath with 2,600 s/f on 2 levels located on peninsula with 360 degree waterfront views, canal front dockage for 100+ yacht, boat ramp, lots of amenities includes vehicle and boat. Price: $986,000.LITTLE HARBOUR:Waterfront PropertyŽ(Ref #347) 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280' water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little Harbour, large natural cave. $608,000. Reduced!!!TURTLE ROCKS:Turtles RockŽ(Ref #361) 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beach front home built in 2000 on 1.18 acres with 102 on the beach, very private area, fully furnished. $755,000.GUANACAY:Two Commercial LotsŽ(Ref#368) 2 adjoining lots, harbour front road location, across from the public dock, total frontage 161 feet, lot#8 $299,000, lot#9 $349,000.00.SPLIT ROCK:Waterfront ParcelsŽ(Ref#299) Large waterfront lot(s) in new Split RocksŽ subdivision. This prime property consists of 1.39 acres and features over 100 feet of frontage on the beautiful Sea of Abaco. Call for pricing.SCOTLAND CAY:Waterfront LotŽ(Ref#319) Large lot with 125 feet on Sea of Abaco, Private island with air strip, elevations up to 50+/$500,000.MARSH HARBOUR:Sea View Lot with DockageŽ(Ref#493) Select residential lot in Great Abaco Club, 7,750 sq. ft. in size, finger dock for 25 vessel, direct access to Sea of Abaco, gated community, all utilities available, use of all resort amenities, close to restaurants, shops, etc $425,000. Prime Real Estate Listing Throughout Abaco TREASURE CAY:"Argyll House"(Ref #483) Elegant & luxurious 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath Ocean Blvd. Estate approx. 6,900 s/f, on 1.6 acres with 153 on the beach, landscaped, fully furnished, high ceilings, marble floors, 2 car garage, includes vehicles. $4,900,000."Peace & Plenty"(Ref #503) Splendid 7 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2 storey, fully furnished Ocean Blvd beachfront estate, situated on 1.453 superbly landscaped acres with 163 feet of spectacular beach frontage, magnificent views, covered balconies, superior finishes, guest cottage, ideal location with privacy. $3,800,000."Trident House"(Ref #317) Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully furnished beach front home, 3,500 square feet, sensational beach & ocean views, many extras $2,500,000."Casuarina Beach HouseŽ(Ref #350) Fabulous 2 storey 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath, fully furnished, plus efficiency, pool, 80' beach frontage, recently renovated $2,300,000.OceanaŽ(Ref #498) Furnished 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath private home with open floor plan and British Colonial decor for elegant and comfortable living, located on Sandpiper Beach with magnificent views, garage, landscaped, beachside deck. $1,875,000."Alexandre"(Ref #510) 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath harbour front residence, 3,000+s/f with loft, CBS construction with high ceilings, French doors overlooking harbour, 60 dock plus boat lift, landscaped double garage, screened patio, fully furnished, pool, Price $1,850,000."Beachfront Vacant Lot"(Ref #462) 1.82 acre cleared lot with 144 of prime beach frontage, located on prestigious Ocean Blvd, all utilities available, limited beach lots available in this area. Price $1,200,000."Harbours Edge"(Ref #191) 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,500 s/f harbour front home, 90 of bulkhead for dock with 8+/depth, waterfront views though large glass doors, open kitchen, interior decor includes hand painted tropical mural, 2 car garage, 1/3 acre lot with privacy walls, Mediterranean style pool, fully furnished. Price: $1,265,000.Pilot HouseŽ(Ref #568) Waterfront 3 bedroom 3 bath 2 storey home overlooking Sea of Abaco on narrow peninsula for superior water views, drive through carport with private boat ramp, perfect house for bone-fishing enthusiast. Price: $1,160,000"Four Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #454) Luxurious fully furnished 4 bedroom, 3 bath two level waterfront condominium overlooking both Treasure Cay Marina and poolside. Large kitchen for entertaining, master suite overlooks marina with sitting area and balcony. Price $485,000."Brigantine Beach Condo"(Ref #369) 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath bath townhouse with ocean views just steps from the beach, furnished, rental history $458,000.Canal Lot (Ref #556) Well situated residential canal front parcel overlooking the wide expanse of the protected waters of Brigantine Bay. 15,306 s/f & 91 feet of bulkhead, cleared & leveled, ready for construction $363,000.Galleon Bay Canal Lot"(Ref #422) Prime Canal Front cleared lot totaling 10,295 s/f and 88+ feet of protected canal water frontage situated on the wide expanse of pictureque Galleon Bay, quick access to the Sea of Abaco. $350,000.Canal Lot on Galleon BayŽ(Ref #569) Protected canal lot near Galleon Bay entrance for quick access to Sea of Abaco, utilities at lot line, very well priced. Price: $331,500"Two Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #454) 2 bedroom, 1 bath fully furnished, two level poolside unit within view of Treasure Cay Marina and just a 5 minute walk from the Treasure Cay Beach. Can be combined with listing #455 to make a 3 bed/2bath with open living area. Price $317,900.Waterfront Lots"(Ref #260) Four adjoining sea-walled waterfront lots on Galleon Bay Rd with spectacular views of the Sea of Abaco, cleared ready for construction, excellent value, Price $220,000 each.We Exceed Client Expectations!www.abacoestateservices.comPlease contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco. Phone: (242) 365.8752Cell: (242) 357.6570 Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir Broker Members Bahamas Real Estate AssociationABACO ESTATE SERVICESREALESTATESALES VACATIONRENTALS1 July, 2006UNDERCONTRACT


Page 18 B The Abaconian August 1, 2006 COMMERCIAL DOCKSPRIVATE DOCKSSEA WALL CONSTRUCTIONBOAT LIFTSDOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564 P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Constr Constr Constr Constr Constr uction uction uction uction uction Of“ cial School Uniforms NOW IN STOCK! His & Her Jeans € Abaco Central High School Agape Christian School € Amy Roberts School € Central Abaco Primary € Cherokee School Crossing Rocks School € Fox Town School € Great Guana Cay School Hope Town School € Man-O-War School Moores Island School S C Bootle High School St. Francis de Sales Treasure Cay School€ Complete Uniform Partial Uniform Abaco Shopping Centre, Marsh Harbour € 367-2011 By Portia Jonsson A class reunion is one the ways former students stay in touch with classmates and recall and relive good times. On August 5th the Abaco Central High School Class of 1986 will host a gala banquet at Mangoes Restaurant to celebrate their 20th Reunion. This class is the first graduated group from Abaco Central High to host such an event and a fun-filled evening with lots of surprises is planned. They are also the first twelfth grade to graduate from the school at its present location on Forest Drive. At that time Mr. Basil McHardy was principal and Mrs. Royann Swain, vice principal. Recognition and tributes will be paid to former and present primary and high school teachers including Mrs. Ruth Edgecombe, Mrs. Eva Adderley, Mr. Jack Hardy, Mr. Malcolm Spicer, Ms. Felemease Sawyer and Mrs. Myrtis Russell. Memorial tributes will be made to teachers who have passed on: Mr. Owens, Mr. Randolph Silvez, Mrs. Mary Cartwright, Mrs. Doris Hall and Ms. Patty Limperes. Organizer Mrs. Julie Russell says it is a blessing to see her former teachers now teaching her children and classmates’ children. Of the 34 in the Class of ’86, three are on Grand Bahama, two are in Nassau, one is in the United States and the remainder are here on Abaco. Mrs. Russell says they all still keep in touch and are today successful men and women. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from Nicola Ferguson at Ministry of Works 367-4195 or by calling Julie Russell at 367-2586. Class Reunion Will Celebrate 20 Years These are some of the Class of ‘86 who will be attending the class reunion on August 5 at Mangoes in Marsh Harbour. By Samantha V. Evans Some 40 young people attended the police summer camp opening service held on July 3rd at Central Abaco Primary School along with their parents and facilitators. The director of the Central Abaco summer camp, Cpl. Minnis, stated that they were pleased with the turnout considering the weather was bad outside. He said they are prepared for 100 kids ages 5-17 and looked forward to ending the camp with a full house. ASP Wayne Miller gave opening remarks and spoke to the students about some of the major ailments plaguing youth today. He told the young people to stay away from peer pressure, drugs and sexual misconduct. Peer pressure is the feeling that someone your age is pushing you toward making a certain choice, good or bad. He said that too many young people get involved in illegal activities to please friends and to be accepted. Everyone wants to be accepted by their peers but they have to make a choice that is right for them and not to please their friends. It is important that they love and respect themselves and their body and not allow anyone to take advantage of them in anyway. He told them to say “no” to drugs. It is important for them to know what they are all about so that when their peers approach them with alcohol or some drug, they can say no and mean it. He told them that it is important for them to set goals and to see them through. Once they have something that they are working towards and are focused on, it would be harder for someone to talk them into bad things. He concluded that they need to start making good choices and stick with them even if their friends call them names. Also present for the ceremony was Supt. Rudolph Smith and Bishop Anthony Campbell who prayed for the youth. Over the four weeks of camp, speakers from the community as well as the police facilitators will speak to the young people on sexual abuse, sexual transmitted diseases, drugs, traffic, immigration, customs and many other issues that they should be aware off. A field trip to Castaway Cay will take place on July 26th followed by the closing ceremony on July 28th. Directors from the south and the north, Sgt. Cash and Sgt. Rahming, along with other officers came here for the opening ceremony as well. The two officers working along with Cpl. Minnis are WPC Russell, PC Smith and WPC Miller. Police Held Summer Camp in Central Abaco


August 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 B OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER TIES TIES TIES TIES TIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 • Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636 E-mail: • www.oceanblueproperties.comSales, Rentals and Property ManagementON GREEN TURTLE CAY: NEW LISTING! Well appointed immaculate furnished two-story home on the beach overlooking all of White Sound Harbour. Second floor living quarters with one bedroom and two baths. Guest apartment with one bedroom on ground floor. A/C throughout. 173 ft. of water front. Approximately one-half acre. Private 120 ft. dock with 6 ft. draft at low tide. $1.5 million inclusive of all closing costs. NEW LISTING! Two bedroom two bath furnished home in quiet residential area. A short walk to Ocean Beach or reserved beach lot for homeowner’s use. A/C throughout. Large laundry room. Enclosed porch plus deck. Telephone. Covered parking shelter. Stand-by generator can run whole house. B$485,000 including closing costs. Family estate located on Gillam Bay and Black Sound consisting of one two story furnished house with three bedrooms; three baths; two kitchens and two living areas. Sits on rise of land with spectacular views of both Gillam Bay and Black Sound. 1.67 acres. Two vehicles. 2 car garage. Caretaker’s cottage with one bedroom and one bath. House has 120' dock on Black Sound in hurricane sheltered waters. 3.9 acres of property with 282' of beachfront on Gillam Bay. Estate can be sold as two parcels. $1.99 million for 2 story house. $3 million for beachfront parcel. Viewing by appointment only. Beach front parcel under contract NEW LISTING! 85' of beachfront on south end of Bight O Bay. 560' deep. One acre of spectacular white sandy beach. $840,000 (all closing costs in) NEW LISTING! 15,870 sq. ft. lot with view of and access to Atlantic Ocean Beach. Just steps away from beautiful Bight O Bay Beach cove. Near public dock and the historic town of New Plymouth. $250,000 inclusive of all closing costs. NEW LISTING! 80 feet of beachfront on north end of Bight O Bay. 174' deep. One-third acre. Gorgeous beach cove lot with stunning views of Atlantic Ocean. $620,000 (all closing costs included) NEW LISTING! Seven lots for sale near two major beaches; a public dock and a major resort. 8,000 sq. ft to 14,134 sq, ft, B$158,600 to B$244,000. with all closing costs in. Waterfront lot on Coco Bay Dock to be decked over with 10' draft protected during storms. A few steps and you are on Coco Bay Beach. Outstanding water views. 12,000 sq. ft. $650,000 plus 7% to close. For the discerning buyer seeking privacy and a secluded location. Two bedroom three bath furnished Bahamian style home overlooking Bluff Harbour and the Sea of Abaco. Good elevation. 30,000 gallon cistern. Dock with sling on Bluff Harbour. 2 acres with over 1,000 feet of shoreline. Gazebo to watch the sunsets. $3 million gross. Three bedroom two bath newly constructed home in residential area overlooking green space and pond. Jacuzzi. A/C throughout. Fully fitted out kitchen. Vaulted ceilings throughout. Large decks. Screened porch. Landscaped. 1/4 acre. Close to town and within walking distance of Ocean beach. B$660,000 North End: Stunning three bedroom two bath home block construction home with fireplace. Outstanding views of Atlantic Ocean. 35' high elevation. Spacious screened in porch. One acre. 125' on ocean. $1.32 million plus 7% to close. UNDER CONTRACT: Lot 5 Coco Bay Business project with four lots SOLD: Gillam Bay House Deck House Tipsy Turtle Plover’s Nest parcel at the North End UNDER CONTRACT Light Impressions Tile Outlet New Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Today’s CeramicsSouth America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . 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DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE WE DON’T PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY By Mirella Santillo In the spring of last year the Emergency Medical Services on Abaco were officially taken over by the government. Since then the training of first responders in the various communities is in the process of being organized. The training is being facilitated by the arrival on Abaco of Dr. John Shedd, who practices at the Corbett Medical Clinic in Treasure Cay and whose particular field of competence is Emergency Medicine. Not only is Dr. Shedd certified as a Family Practitioner, but he also trained as an emergency / trauma physician and belongs to the American Board of Emergency Physicians. Before moving to The Bahamas, he was an instructor in Florida in advanced cardiac life support as well as in pediatric advanced life support and advanced trauma life support. He is also certified as a specialist of Urban Search and Rescue Confined Space Medicine and with the Federal Emergency Management Institute. With such a qualified instructor, it can be assumed that the best emergency care will be provided, should an emergency, accident or mass disaster occur on the island. Dr. Shedd, Director of Volusia County Community College with 800 paramedics under his supervision, said, “It was natural that my interest in Emergency and Trauma Medicine continue here.” Upon taking up residency in Treasure Cay, he contacted Mr. Paul Newbold, the Field Director of National Emergency Services, to set up a training program. In March 2006, together with Dr. Sarah Friday, they formed the North Bahamas Emergency Medicine Committee. All the cays and settlements are to be included in the Committee and have agreed to appoint an attendee (usually the Fire Chief or EMS representative) who will participate in the planned quarterly meetings with the shareholders to discuss issues such as transport, communication and standardization of emergency health care. They will approach issues such as training and unique challenges faced by each community. Dr. Shedd would like to point out, “The training standards here are the same as in the United States.” He said that because the program here is so new, it will enable the founders to avoid several mistake that have occurred in the U.S. where many paramedics are not able to maintain the required skills. “We hope to fit all emergency personnel on the island with the same kit, providing a seamless EMS system throughout Abaco.” Another key person on Abaco in Emergency Medical Services is Field Captain John Pintard, who was officially trained in Nassau while Trauma One was still in operation. He said that 75 First Responders have completed their training for the Marsh Harbour area. Mr. Pintard, who is now an instructor, has just finished training 10 people for the Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club. He explained that first responders are taught a 40-hour course in which they learn to assess a patient’s condition, to administer CPR, bandaging and splinting, how to identify trauma versus a medical emergency and immobilization. They also learn personal safety and on-scene safety. Are there requirements to become a first responder? It does not seem that age is a factor as one of the youngest first responders in the U.S. is a seven-yearold girl! Mr. Pintard said that for him the next step will be to train as an EMT and then paramedic. He feels that it is his duty to the community to continue in this field of expertise. He is getting ready to train 10 more people for Baker’s Bay. In a meeting tentatively scheduled for August 5, it will be decided which of the settlements will be the next to receive training and settings for standardization and protocol will be established. “It will increase the level and the quality of service,” said Mr. Pintard about the spreading of EMS training and the interest of volunteers to participate. The emergency number is 911 and Chanel 80 on the VHF. Doctor Will Train Emergency Service Personnel Dr. John Shedd


Page 20 B The Abaconian August 1, 2006 You can now find your favourite newspaper The Tribune and your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNON’S GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMON’S SUPERCENTER LOWE’S FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper AB AB AB AB AB A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO 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 Well Done Drilling Services Specializing inWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: 350GPD to 200,000GPDExcavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles plantedTrenching: Trenching for underground utility services We serve all of Abaco including the caysCall us today for a free consultationMarsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Window Glass Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour on Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Abaco Express Providing U.S. Mail and Parcel ServiceBetween West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour Call for Details 242-367-3450 • 561-689-1010 Drill Rig Dock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOA BOA BOA BOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: www.drillrig.i8.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote,Every Child Counts is a school program for children who are challenged and are unable to attend a normal classroom. This past school year the school completed its third year in its own facility, the building that used to house the convent for the sisters who operated St. Francis de Sales School. That school has moved to its new campus. The convent building was converted into classrooms to accommodate the ECC students. During the past three years the school has made a great deal of progress. Some of the highlights follow. 1. In three years’ time, the student body has grown from 22 students to 62. In order to accommodate these students, one additional building was erected two years ago. This was quickly outgrown. 2. Through a very generous start-up gift of $100,000, a large classroom building was begun in November 2005. This is scheduled to be completed in August in time for the 2006-2007 school year. This will enable the school to accept those students presently on their waiting list. 3. Three diplomas have been approved for our facility an academic/vocational diploma, a vocational diploma and a life-skills diploma. This June their first graduates proudly received their diplomas. One will be continuing his education at Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute in Nassau with a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders and another will be a teacher’s assistant at Wesley College. 4. The staff at the school has grown from two teachers and two assistants to six teachers and four assistants. 5. Children with learning struggles are being identified and referred earlier, sparing them years of frustration and neglect, educationally. The staff is proud of its accomplishments and is grateful for the support that the school has received from the community and from abroad. However, there is still much more to be done. The greatest challenge for the school is financial, as all funds for the program are raised privately. Because of its dedication to special needs students, its teachers work at reduced salaries, yet their budget for next year will reach approximately $240,000. The cost of completing the new building will add another $60,000, bringing the total operating cost to $300,000. The students, without help, would be at risk of failure and unproductiveness. The school believes that, with its help, they can become active, positive members of the community. The challenge is great, but the staff is working hard to bring it about, providing these children with education, care and nurturing. This will change failure to success and despair to hope. The school was begun with only a few students in 1998 by Mrs. Lyn Major, who recognized the need for a facility to accommodate the numerous students on Abaco who needed special help. The school opened in a portable building on the campus of St. Francis de Sales school. But that building was soon outgrown. Mrs. Major has continued to work diligently to make the school what it is today. Visitors are always welcome to view personally the school in session. It will open again in September. Every Child Counts Continues to Grow Mrs. Lyn Major Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerel’s Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Tuesdays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort


August 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 B Rich’s Boat Rentals “Abaco’s Best Rental Fleet” At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21’ Paramount $170 $475 $790 26’ Paramount $225 $675 $1100 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour Diamante Dental ClinicDr. J. Denise Archer D.D.S. Garnett Archer Mem. Blvd., Suite #6 P.O. Box AB 20579 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Website: (appointments can be made online) Tel: 242-367-4968 • Fax: 242-367-3001 Emergency 242-554-8327 Email: • Dr. Barry L. Russell August 24 of the Bahamas Orthodontic Center Orthodontics (Braces) • Dr. Kendal Major August 23 Periodontics (gum disease) Implants • Dr. J. Denise Archer Mondays Saturdays General Dentistry Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) available 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 Vacation resort. For rent by day or week. Call 242-323-4416 or 366-2250 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS 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 Guana Cay 500-yard walk to beach. Good rental history. Brokers protected. $249,500 Call Danny 404-256-9626 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE 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 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 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. $550,000 Call 375-8313 or Man-O-War 5 acres sea to sea or will divide. Contact 242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613 Murphy Town duplex for sale 3-year-old building, central air, washer & dryer. Hardy plank. Asking price $185,000. Contact Bruce 477-5483 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 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 Police Crime Report Housebreaking The owner of a Treasure Cay villa entered it in mid morning on June 23 and found someone sleeping in the bed who then fled. A resident of the Bahama Star Farm settlement was later arrested for housebreaking and stealing. Assault A Dundas Town man was hit in the head with a bottle by a man he identified as a resident of the Mud. This happened in front of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Marsh Harbour mid-afternoon on June 23. Housebreaking and Stealing A Spring City house was broken into sometime between June 12 and 23. Clothing, jewelry and a DVD player were stolen. Stealing A fisherman from Fire Road had the battery stolen overnight on June 23 from his boat while it was docked at the bonefish landing south of the Sand Banks Haitian settlement near Treasure Cay. Boat Fire The engines caught fire on the 32-foot boat Double Tree about 10 p.m., five hours after leaving Nassau for Sandy Point. This occurred about 15 miles off Rock Point on Abaco’s south west corner. The boat owner and one passenger were not injured, but the boat was totally destroyed. Burglary A woman in Hard Bargain on Moore’s Island awoke about 4 a.m. on June 25 when an intruder jimmied a door and entered her house. She identified the man who fled on foot. Nothing was taken but the door was severely damaged. Causing damage A school principal had two tires slashed during the night of June 26 while attending an educational forum at the Resource Learning Center in Marsh Harbour. A suspect was named. Shopbreaking During the night of June 27 the Special Touch Beauty Salon in Marsh Harbour was broken into and a television set was stolen. Stealing A residence in Dundas Town was broken into during the morning of June 28. Stolen were jewelry, cell phones and a wallet containing credit cards and a driver’s license. Causing Harm A Murphy Town child was injured when her mother’s exboyfriend punched in the window of their car just before midnight on June 28. Stealing A truck on Hard Bargain on Moore’s Island was entered before midnight on June 29 and a set of keys was stolen. Causing Damage During the night of June 30, five windows were smashed on the Gully’s Restaurant located at the ferry landing at Treasure Cay. Robbery On closing the E & E Grocery Store in Sandy Point about 10:30 p.m. on July 1, the manager was pushed to the ground and two cash boxes were taken by a male in dark clothing. The next morning a man was arrested and nearly all the cash, checks and phone cards were recovered. Sudden Death Lois Albury died of natural causes at her home on Man-O-War Cay on Sunday afternoon July 2.


Page 22 B The Abaconian August 1, 2006 Straw Baskets • Shirts • Hats Casual Wear • Gifts • SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 • Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 • Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted Tropical Souvenirs Souvenirs • Cuban Cigars • Casual Clothing T-Shirts • Venus Swimwear • Jewelry Children’s Clothing and lots more ...Located in Simmon’s Plaza next to Snack Shack Mon Sat • 9 5 • Phone: (242) 367-4822 B’s Sunrise Business Service Directory Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 • 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 • 359-6839 Sick Copier?Call the Copier DoctorWe make house calls! Most brands serviced We make business quality rubber stamps: Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps Self-inking and traditional stylesCall 367-4709 Fyne’s Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 • Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay www.Fynes@msn.comCommercial, Residential, Pre-construction Treatment BAHAMA TILE LICENSED INSURED Office : 367-7072Larry LoweCell : 477-5966 Marble l Granite l Ceramic Porcelain l Mud Work l Kitchens Bathrooms l Entire Home Commercial & Residential Padding & all necessary accessories Installation and quotes availableDelivery within a week!! Carpet Carpet CarpetRoss Pinder477-5019For all your carpet needs, call Ross Pinder @ 477-5019. Serving all of Abaco with over 25 years experience. Lots of samples to choose from... FOR SALE Iggy Biggy located in two prime tourist locations Sucessful long standing (16 yrs) Turnkey Retail Business, Serious Inquires Only Call 561.628.7946 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 and Kenya and learnt how to say hello and Jesus loves me in each country’s language. They were told Bible Stories, did art and crafts under the supervision of Mrs. Betty Stackhousa, played outdoor games and were taught music by Mr. Phillip Johnson. On the last day of the Bible School which was led by Ms. Toni Wortherly, the children put on a talent show. A volunteer said, “They danced, sang, rapped, skipped and even did a Karate demonstration. It was something to see!” At the end of the session the kids were each given a bag full of presents and treats to take home. When the children left at lunch time, the day was not over for the volunteers who also did community service including painting the house of Dundas Town resident, Mrs. Inez Gaitor. The group expects to return next year. ChurchFrom Page 1 Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday • Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 477-5292 375-8833 Great Guana Cay


August 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 B NorthFrom Page 8 as a Charm School or place of guidance. At least twice a month, teenagers along with other young women gathered at the Bootle’s residence for meetings, socials, dinners and parties. Teenage girls in the community are given the opportunity to express themselves in positive manners, air out their burdens. They are taught the essence of morals and character and other life issues that they probably are facing already and those they will be faced with. Point will be part of the Marsh Harbour system and the two Sandy Point generators will be kept as back up. The long term remedy will be the increase of the local supply to 35 to 40 megawatts of electricity. This will be done by building a bigger plant south of Marsh Harbour that will be sufficient for the entire island. The location has been selected but the design of the plant has to be carefully planned, explained Mr. Beneby. We are looking at what type of generators to put there, at what type of fuel to use, whether diesel, diesel and gas turbines or natural gas. New transmission lines for higher voltage will have to be introduced throughout the commuBECFrom Page 9 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 Harbour View Grocery, Hope Town, Teller/ Stock person wanted. Must be computer literate. Call Thomas 366-0033 for appointment. 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 Driver / Salesperson, 25 yrs older, Chelsea’s Choice. Courteous, responsible. Phone 3674842. Call for further information Great Opportunity Small historic inn has a 40-seat restaurant waiting for an aspiring, hard-working chef for a special clientele. A place to become famous. Fax resume to 242-365-4138 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 Quick Sale 2 boats 18.5’ Wahoo just like new, 21’ Chris Craft with cabin. Asking $15,500. Call 365-5181 Make an offer 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 COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 02 Toyota Tacoma XM radio, CD disc player. $18,500. Call 365-5195 93 Ford pick-up F150 low mileage, in excellent condition. Contact 367-2783 or 367-3450 for more information 1997 Toyota Tacoma truck. $10,000 OBO Call Steve at 367-0409. 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 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 BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 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, ‘95 w/2 Yamahas 200 HP, Furuno GPS,Furuno depth sounder,auto pilot. Surveyed 8/05 @ $45,000. DUTY PAID $40,000 OBO 367-4479 25’ Grady White Sailfish, ‘88, w/ 2 225 HP Evinrudes, cuddy cabin, depth sounder, DUTY PAID, good condition. Asking US $16,000 At Green Turtle Shipyard. Call 365-4648 or 215256-9990 or EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 1996 Bob Cat. Good condition. $12,000 Call 365-5195 Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help?Want more business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 nities. So we should not expect that plant to be ready for another four to five years. In the meantime, additional maintenance personnel would help resolve some of the problems. Are we facing any more serious outages before the end of the summer? Mr. Beneby does not think so. “There will be power cuts because of bad weather, of course, or unexpected break down, such as the one which occurred on July 19th due to a burned line, but we will be able to supply the demand of the community for rest of the season.” Several Abaconians suggested that the plant be privatized on Abaco if the government does not have the manpower to maintain and service the utility. What about privatization? “I would encourage privatization,” said Mr. Bennaby. “The community could purchase the local plant from the government. One such community to have done that successfully is Spanish Wells. So it remains a possibility to be considered for Abaco. This club was designed to reach the young ladies before the negativity of the world grabs them. One must realize that one cannot prevent these girls from encountering all sorts of ills that face our society today. The goal is to equip these young ladies to deal with these ills when they do face them. They must always keep Godly values and God Himself at the center of their discussions. These pep talks give these young ladies hope in this world of calamity and confusion. Thank you, Charmaine, for playing your role in the village, ensuring that these young ladies know it is okay to be different. You are a blessing; continue to give these young ladies courage to believe, courage to trust, courage to choose, courage to know and courage to be different as they are steered in the right directions.


Page 24 B The Abaconian August 1, 2006 SALES RENT ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES "Watch Hill" Great Guana Cay 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 1,686 s.f. Residence 725 s.f. Open Decks. 80' of Prime Beachfront Over 1/4 Acre Superb Ocean Views Semi-private Dock Fully Furnished. Great Rental History #AB142 $1,380,000. Man-O-War Cay 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 1,921 s.f. Residence. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath 400 s.f. Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front 1.189 Acres Beautifully Landscaped Semi-Private Dock Fabulous Views #AB150 $1,840,000. "Sunsplash" abaco-realestate.com8/1/06 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" Murphy Town Rental Complex 5 Residential Units in 3 Buildings. 4 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 1 3 Bedroom, 2 bath Total of 3,300 sq.ft. of Living Space. Over 24,000 sq.ft. of land #AS $575,000. "Agape Villas" 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. #AS10723 $199,500. "Hilltop" NEW NEW WEBSITE

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