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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 16, AUGUST 15th, 2006 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Bonefishermen Earn CertificatesSeminar by Orvis Staff Teaches Client Relations The Orvis Corporation of Vermont, manufacturers of fly casting rods and reels, conducted a seminar for certified bonefishermen to develop better client relations. They are now registered Certified Orvis guides. The pre-requisites for the course were Bahamah ost certification and Ministry of Tourism bonefish guide certification. They are, kneeling, John McKenzie, Kendrick Gardiner, Buddy Pinder, Drexel McIntosh and Earl Miller with Tourism. Standing are Director of Tourism for Abaco, Mrs. Jeritzan Outten, Kirtlan d McIntosh, Danny Sawyer, Paul Pinder, Benjamin Pratt with Tourism, Truel Myers and Stann Grater, the two representatives of the Orvis Corporation. The Ministry of Tourism in conjunction with the Orvis Corporation sponsored a course leading to the designation as an Orvis Certified Bonefishing Guide. The 150-yearold Orvis Company is based in upstate Vermont and is a leading manufacturer of fly casting rods and reels which are used here to catch the wary bonefish. The course was not a lesson in how to catch fish as those attending were well versed in that aspect. Subject matter included client relations, how to impress their client with lunch, how to help the client with proper techniques and other issues beyond the obvious business of fishing. The two instructors, Truel Myers and Stann Grater, with eight and ten years of experience as teachers, admitted that they were not here to teach our fishermen how to fish. They did expect the process to be a two-way exchange in which they would learn techniques that our fishermen have fine honed from years of saltwater fishing. The Orvis instructors conduct similar courses all over the United States, and this is OrvisÂ’s first venture outside the country. It is a pilot program held in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism. This certification represented continued education for the Abaco guides with more emphasis on client care rather than on the actual art of fishing. Those being certified Please see Bonefish Page 24 Police Held Youth Camps The police held camps for the youth in South, Central and North Abaco. They all came together in Dundas Town on July 28 for a program which included the youth receiving their awards. The group pictured here came from Sandy Point for the ceremony. See story on page 23. Methodists Say Farewell to Rev. Culmer Rev. Carla Culmer arrived on Abaco in 1995 to serve three Methodist Churches. She will be leaving to serve a church in Nassau leaving behind many many friends. By Lee Pinder A full house gathered for a farewell service dedicated to Rev. Carla Culmer held on July 30 at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town. Abaco Methodists have never experienced such a close relationship with any other minister as they have with Rev. Carla by her three congregations. Since the early 1800s when the first foreign Methodist ministers assigned to the circuit came for their short visits, they had to be picked up by skiff if they came via Little Harbour or by dinghy boat if they came via Big Mangrove. But in Rev. Carla, we had a minister you could pick up the phone and talk to, a minister we saw on a regular schedule and one who fulfilled our spiritual needs while at the same time coping with the growing pains of the newly annexed church. Not to mention the numerous private dinner parties and luncheons given for her by the entire region, Epworth Methodist congregation gave a goodbye church supper for Rev. Carla Culmer at the local community center on July 25, which also just happened to be her birthday. In addition, there was a very formal sit down dinner party being held on the night of Please see Methodists Page 2


Page 2 The Abaconian August 15, 2006 Joint Venture ofMarsh Harbour Shipping Co. & United Abaco Shipping Co. NEW EXP ANDED SER VICE 2 Weekly Sailings to Marsh Harbour from West Palm Beach 2 Weekly Sailings to and from Nassau 1 Weekly Sailing from West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour to Spanish Wells Eleuthera NEW Warehouse outside of Port Security Area. General Cargo, 20' & 40' Dry and Refrigerated Containers, Drive-on Ramps, Special Charters available RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE 708 710BlueHeronBoulevardOld Dixie HighwayBroadwayMart i nLutherKing, Jr .Boulevard45thStreetAustralianAvenueAvenue R 1North Congress A v enue EXIT 76 ABACO SHIPPING II Heavy Lift Services Gulfstream Line EXIT 74 West 13th Street 2006 D.A. Lee Riviera Beac h Port of Palm BeachLakeWorth 95 95 PeanutIsland ABACOSHIPPING ABACOSHIPPING Bahamas Address:P.O. Box AB20737 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2091 Tel: 242-367-3341 Fax: 242-367-2235 Fax: 242-367-4885 e-mail: unitedabacoshippingco @coralwave.comU.S. Delivery & Receiving Address:Gulfstream Lines Heavy Lift Services 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 Tel: 561-840-9393 Fax: 561-863-3451 Contact: Tina Diaz NEW OFF-POR T F A CILITY 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404When Shipping to Abaco Remember ABACO SHIPPING M/V TRITON EXPRESS M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL August 4th by the three churches. It was held at St. Andrews Church Hall and coordinated by their church ladies with approximately 140 persons who came out to honour this special lady. We must commend these dedicated church ladies for successfully planning and accomplishing an evening to remember. Friends, acquaintances, colleagues and even family members came to say their final goodbyes to Rev. Carla. St. Andrews Church Hall underwent an unbelievable transformation and was elegantly decorated with white linen tablecloths, white linen napkins, white linen covered chairs and really lovely fresh floral bouquets on each table. The inspired menu started off with a fresh fruit cup, a Marsh Harbour freshly picked field mixed green salad, Culmers Hot Cornish Game Hens, with spinach n rice al la Cherokee and a fiesta of Dundas Town buttered vegetables and finished off with delicious carrot cake with all the sweetness of Pastor Carla or a slice of Savannah Sound sweet and tart pumpkin roll. Rev. Culmer Won Abacos Hearts Methodists From Page 1 Rev. Carla Culmer is shown talking with Mr. Craig Cornish, Chairman of the Dundas Town Methodist Church Board after the farewell service held for her at that church on July 30.. Dr. Reginald Elden, Secretary of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church, spoke briefly at the special service to bid farewell to Rev. Culmer. The Mens group of St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town was one of the special musical selections at the farewell service held for Rev. Carla Culmer. The Emcee was Gary Smith, who kept the festivities, humorous, light and interesting. Mr. Robert Sweeting. M.P. and various fellow ministers came to give their remarks and praises for Rev. Culmer and expounded on her accomplishments over the last eleven years. They told of the close relationships she had cultivated with their own churches and their communities. There were serious remarks and amusing quips, all aimed at the guest of honour, and she accepted them all in the manner they were intended. It was not hard to see from the outpouring of admiration and praises that Rev. Carla is much loved by all who know her and that she will certainly be missed when she leaves. But, everyone wished her much success at Wesley Methodist Church in Grants Town, Nassau, where she goes to take up her new assignment next month. Always remember, Rev., our prayers go with you. 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 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 f 242.366.0164 Jane Patterson t 242.366.0035 c 242.375.8117 Laurie Schreiner t. 242.367.5046 h. 242.366.3143 c: 242.359.6216 Stan Sawyer t 242.365.8198 c 242.477.5821B B B B B AHAMA P AHAMA P AHAMA P AHAMA P AHAMA P ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES SECTION THREE Block 14, Lot 20 $40,000. Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 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 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 feet of beachfront, over 1 acre. $349,900. Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 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. Price Reduced. $995, 242.367.5046 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 PLACET T T T TURNKEY URNKEY URNKEY URNKEY URNKEY B B B B BAR AR AR AR AR AND AND AND AND AND R R R R REST EST EST EST EST A A A A A URANT URANT URANT URANT URANT or renovate into single or multi-family dwelling. Opportunity Knocks. $ $ $ $ $ 325, 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2989 ELBOW ROOM110 110 110 110 110 FT FT FT FT FT.. .. ON ON ON ON ON THE THE THE THE THE OCEAN OCEAN OCEAN OCEAN OCEAN, deeded dock slip in MarnieÂ’s Landing, three master suites, swimming pool, absolutely turn key. $1,875, 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2509 GAZEBO VILLAST T T T TW W W W W O O O O O H H H H HARBOUR ARBOUR ARBOUR ARBOUR ARBOUR FR FR FR FR FR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT V V V V VILLAS ILLAS ILLAS ILLAS ILLAS, each with 2bed 2 bath, close to sandy beach, excellent rental history. Both for $1,590, 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l WHITE SOUND #3312T T T T TW W W W W O O O O O B B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT LO LO LO LO LO TS TS TS TS TS south of Abaco Inn. 120 ft. on the ocean. Deeded dock access in White Sound. $800, 242.366.0569 ELBOW CAY l WHITE SOUND #3459W W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT elevated 3.1 acres just south of Sea Spray with 100 feet on the Sea of Abaco. $1,600, 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 WHITE SOUND #3207 LOT B7 W W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 3/4 acre on excellent surfing beach, 101 linear feet on the ocean. Close to public dock. $434, 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 3 308-15-06 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 2 bath, 100 ft. dock permit. $950, 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.comELB ELB ELB ELB ELB O O O O O W CA W CA W CA W CA W CA Y Y Y Y Y l l l l l HOPE T HOPE T HOPE T HOPE T HOPE T O O O O O WN WN WN WN WN BIG POINT #2969 acre beachfront property with 90 ft. beach, 1 mile south of town, just south of a scenic rock cliff with oceanfront cave. 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. New Listing. $225,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 WHITE SOUND #2866 Oceanfront lot with 100 ft on the water and 300 feet deep. A beautiful waterfront building site just steps away from the public dock and sandy beach. Excellent elevation. $600,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2813 BLUE HORIZONB B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT on pink powder sand close to Hope Town village, 4bed 2bath, attached garage. New Listing. $1,500, 242.366.0163 GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031 WATERFRONT COCO BAYH H H H HARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 115 ft, dredged channel, 40 ft dock. Close proximity to resorts and beach. Perfect home site. $650, 242.477.5821 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2279N N N N NOR OR OR OR OR TH TH TH TH TH E E E E END ND ND ND ND B B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT L L L L LO O O O O T T T T T with 120 linear ft. of pink sand. Excellent swimming beach. Build y our dream home! $675, 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3376 COCONUT COTTAGEO O O O OCEAN CEAN CEAN CEAN CEAN V V V V VIEW IEW IEW IEW IEW on Breezy Hill, 4 bed 3 bath with guest house, excellent elevation, close to sandy beach. $635, 242.366.0163


Page 4 The Abaconian August 15, 2006 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA• 50 Deepwater Slips • Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice • Fresh Water • Garbonzo Reef Bar WATERFRONT VILLAS• One, two & three bedroom units • On the ocean & harbour • Full kitchen/air cond/sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House R R R R R es es es es es t t t t t aur aur aur aur aur ant ant ant ant ant Come for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.• Stew Fish • Chicken Souse • •Cornbeef & Grits • Steam Sausage & Grits Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town By Mirella Santillo As residents of Abaco, most of us take tourism for granted. Visitors come and visitors go, impacting our lives and our economy in more ways than we realize, but do we put any thoughts as to why and how they come to a particular island? To our island? In a seminar organized by the Director of Tourism for Abaco, Ms Jeritzan Outten, a group of officials and local people, directly or indirectly involved in tourism, was invited to attend a presentation by the various Tasks Force committees working to make our island a travel destination. The seminar was held at the Abaco Beach Resort on July 25. The representatives of two world class advertising and public relations agencies, Fallon and Weber Shandwick, had been invited to make a presentation as well as local developers and people playing a key role in the community to explain the “behind the scene” motions that make our tourism so successful. Ms. Outten was the presenter, introducing the staff of the local Tourism Office and the people who are implementing the vision the committees had for the island during a ten-year period from 2004 to 2014. Ms. Outten went over some of the statistics of Abaco, a large island with nine main cays, a population of 14,000 Bahamians and 3,000 second home owners. Ninety-nine thousand people arrive by air and sea, while 600,000 visitors visit to Castaway Cay by cruise ships. Seventy-five percent coming to Abaco are repeat visitors, the highest percentage in The Bahamas. There are three domestic air strips, Sandy Point, Moore’s Island and Scotland Cay, and four international airports, Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay, Walker’s Cay and Spanish Cay. Other industries besides tourism include fishing, farming, arts and crafts. “There is an organized network of transportation,” she continued, “with inter-cay ferries and inter-island ferries. The Marsh Harbour airport is the second busiest in the country in terms of arrivals and take-offs.. However, as in any growing community, there are challenges to be addressed such as an inadequate airport facilities, inadequate air-lift, ground transportation issues and the need for educated professionals trained in human resources. The stray animal proliferation is a problem among the five most commented visitors’ topics, while waste management issues remain critical. Last is the cost of living and of doing business on Abaco.” “In spite of these issues, Abaco offers strength and opportunities,” she continued. “There is a diversity of people, black and white, willing to work together, a tremendous volunteer impact, a safe and relatively crimefree environment, a strong infrastructure, large parcels of land for development and many business opportunities.” Development is an on-going process on Abaco. She outlined the series of special events that take place throughout the year for the enjoyment of locals and tourists alike. The Tourism program included a Medical and Emergency Access Seminar and the Bahamahost Training Program, organized the visit of 60 media people, the People to People program and Domestic Destination Promotion brought 16 groups and the celebration of 400 weddings last year. Mrs. Kendy Anderson, who is in charge of the wedding program, said that so far this year, 170 couples came to get married on Abaco, and she announced that a Bridal Extravaganza will take place October 1921. Mrs. Jo-Ann Bradley, a Rotarian and a community volunteer, outlined the concept of a Career Fair that will be held in September, targeting possibilities of “on job training” for the underemployed and the youth of Abaco. Ms. Dushinka Roberts, who has recently joined the Marsh Harbour’s office to be in charge of training, spoke about her goals. Ms. Michelle Mikula explained the Slow Season Rate Promotion Program entitling travelers to a discount when traveling during the slow season. This program was advertized in newspapers in South Florida. To address the stray animal problem, it was decided to regroup all the local animal societies into one group and launch a branch of the Bahamas Human Society on Abaco. Tourism Summarizes Long Term Goals Please see Tourism Page 5 Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Abaco’s Director of Tourism, organized a seminar to review the progress made on the 10-year plan developed two years ago. She had developed committees that came up with the long term plan for various aspects of Abaco’s economy. Also presenting were representatives of two public relation companies that promote The Bahamas. Speaking with Ms. Outten is Mr. Gary Sawyer, a citizen vitally interested in the welfare of Abaco. Two presenters, Alice Diaz and Basil Smith, explained the strategies of promoting the Bahamas. Mr. Smith is wiht Tourism in the Nassau office.


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 Administrator Revis Rolle is helping with finding a location and funding. Hopefully, the branch will be operational by Christmas. A beautification team has been hired to undertake a recycling program and help with beautification of the island. Again, because of lack of funds, it has been difficult to maintain the lighthouses. An agreement has been made with Mr. Dave Gale to raise funds to help with the maintenance. Mr. Neophytou discussed first phase of the Abaco Beach Resort expansion which is under construction. Nine twoand threebedroom condominiums facing the Sea of Abaco are being built. They will be followed by an additional 34 units. Plans include a 5,000-square-foot spa and a 15,000square-foot convention center. A swimming pool three times the size of the existing one is in the planning. He mentioned that this year the highest number of boats entered in one billfish tournament was 92, a record. Mr. Grant Noble followed with a presentation on the Abaco Club at Winding Bay, explaining the new partnership with the Ritz Carlton and the new rules such as a mandatory training of 250 to 350 hours per year for employees and new marketing techniques. There are now 20 cabanas built, but within seven years there will be 250 units, three restaurants and a spa. The challenge is to find and train staff. The club is now financing taxi drivers to buy new vehicles with bars and televisions. “The Abaco Club is a unique club, very rustic. Take the best of Peter de Savary and the best of the Ritz Carlton and you have the best in the world.” Mr. Basil Smith, Senior Director with TourismFrom Page 4 Hole-in-the-Wall Lighthouse Is PaintedThe Hole-in-the Wall lighthouse has been neglected for several years and recent hurricanes have caused even further damage. It is badly in need of much repair work. Recently, an American company owned by Doug Shepard was contracted by the Bahamas government to paint it. The lighthouse was automated in the mid 1990s and a solar panel can be seen on the right. The three men at the bottom were the crew who did the painting. Thanks to Donna and James Rees for the photo. Tourism in Nassau, is addressing communication issues by working closely with Ms. Outten. Mr. Smith is the link between Tourism and Weber Shandwick, the travel marketing agency located in New York. Fallon, a company from Minnesota whose mission is to be the world premiere company in advertizing and marketing, presented its core values. • Unconditional belief in the dignity of individual • Belief in the family business role model Their ideal client is one who has a great product and is passionate about it. Their goal is to outsmart competition by using new mediums in new ways. The Bahamas became a client in 2003 and since then they have tried to add depth and dimension by “reintroducing The Bahamas, by establishing The Bahamas’s unique delivery of multiplicity.” They identified and initiated relationship with target groups on line and off line with the same uniformity of a Bahamian voice. Focusing on New York, they projected The Bahamas as the escape from everyday life. Then, they “extended the escape platform and The Bahamas became the solution to everyday drudgery.” New York again was the target and soon stations, trains, buses, shuttles were flooded with slogans. They created a multimedia gallery of audio-video clips with interviews done in The Bahamas and on-line banners. The presenter explained, ”We must continue to innovate, break boundaries, differentiate and get noticed.. Weber Shandwick has been selling The Bahamas for the last 10 years. Their present goal is the marketing of the Out Islands. Together they showcase Out Island hotels, attractions, restaurants and culture through a wide range of marketing techniques. Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250 Abaco Express Providing U.S. Mail and Parcel ServiceBetween West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour Call for Details 242-367-3450 • 561-689-1010 Seminar Discusses Marketing


Page 6 The Abaconian August 15, 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 News of the Cays Green Turtle CayGirls Visit Police SubstationBy Robert Koury Ashley E. Smith, the daughter of Royal Bahamas Police Sergeant Hubert Smith, was conducted on a tour of a state-of-the-art police substation in Fairfax City, Virginia. Accompanying her were her friends Kevanna McIntosh, Amber Newbold and Amanda McIntosh, all of Green Turtle Cay. The girls were visiting Virginia with Danielle and Rob Koury on a trip focused on career opportunities for college graduates. The girls learned about the 911 call system that handles emergencies and puts the caller’s address automatically on the computer screen for the police dispatcher. All this equipment looked like a large bank of computers and is housed in a secure room with very limited entry. They learned about the fingerprint process in a hands-on way, by having theirs taken and printed. They were also photographed for mug shots. A Breathalyzer device was explained as a way the police officers can determine if a suspect has consumed a lot of alcohol and is legally intoxicated. A SWAT officer was coming in from a situation but took the time to show the girls his very impressive array of equipment and weapons. They saw the light duty and the heavy duty bullet proof vests that are used by the officers. The heavy duty vest is just thatvery heavy. The officer had a bullet proof shield in his car which is used for armed conflicts with dangerous suspects. The SWAT officers carry a wide range of rifles, shotguns, machine guns and pistols as well as non lethal weapons, all of which were displayed in the officer s car trunk. The girls were able to see a police patrol car, or scout car, up close. It had a laptop computer connected to a wireless police network that made the car like an office. The back seat of the car was like a small jail with a Plexiglas window protecting the front seat and no handles inside the doors. All the sirens worked. The motorcycle officers showed them their specially equipped motorcycles. Of special note was how loud the sirens were, which was necessary to have the motorcycles noticed in heavy traffic. The girls toured the canine police car and were told that the new police dogs, Boss and Kona, were imported from Europe to work in Virginia, which seems to make them US citizens no one is willing to question them on this issue. Two of the girls had expressed an interest in becoming police officers. They were told that it is a very hard job, but also very rewarding. Besides having to be college graduates, they would have to take specialized training including shooting, driving, crime scene and law courses. In addition, they would have to be physically strong. Both the male and female officers regularly use the physical training facility at the station to stay in shape. All of this preparation and skill is to be able to help people who are in trouble and to keep them safe, which was exactly what the girls had set as a career goal. At the conclusion of the tour, Ashley presented the Fairfax City police force with a patch of the Royal Bahamas Police Force which had been provided by her father. As is the custom in the police community, the girls were given a Fairfax City Police Department patch to bring back to their favorite Bahamian police officer.Man-O-War CayFoundation Is Set UpUpon his death in 1972, William Henry Albury, “Uncle Will,” bequeathed his land that comprises the Man-O-War ballfield to the community of Man-O-War for the perpetual use of its citizens as a softball field. Over the past 34 years this land has remained part of the “Estate of William H. Albury” under the watchful eyes of the estate’s executors. Throughout the years the property has been functioning for the purpose to which it was intended, although no formal transfer of the ownership of the land could be consummated. Under Bahamian law there is no provision for a “community” to be a legal entity and thus a community is unable to own anything. Now the remaining executor wishes to have the property ownership formalized to assure that it remains as it is for the purpose intended and to protect the land from any special interests in the future. It has been decided that the community will form a legal foundation to own this property. The entity will be named the ManO-War Foundation. It will begin as a vehicle to own and protect this property. The donation of another parcel of property to the community is currently in the works. The Man-O-War Foundation will also assume ownership of this new acquisition if and when it transpires. As time progresses, the purpose and function of the foundation may be expanded to raise funds and perform various charitable undertakings for the benefit of the community or individual citizens who may be in need within the community. The foundation will be looking for individuals willing to donate their time and skills to assisting the organization in their startup and on-going operations. Parties interested in working with the foundation, contact Walter or Fred Sweeting at 365-6128. NIPPERS BEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday Please see Cays Page 7


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Page 8 The Abaconian August 15, 2006 Dave Ralph Letters to the EditorThe Editor Says . Government’s Unfinished Business 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: Robert Koury, Lee Pinder 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 Police Were Very HelpfulDear Editor, Would you kindly publish the following letter in The Abaconian. To ASP Wayne Miller Dear Mr. Miller, This letter is to inform you about the helpful deeds of one of your employees, Cpl. Paul Johnson of the Abaco Police Department. On March 19 a friend of mine invited me down to visit her new beach home. I arrived on Abaco completely unaware that I was on the wrong island. I was supposed to go to Governors Harbour, but mistakenly made my plane reservations for Marsh Harbour. Needless to say, I was a nervous wreck once I realized this mishap. Cpl. Johnson was a life saver. He calmed me down and assured me he would take care of everything. And he did just that. He helped me get in touch with my friend who was waiting for me to arrive in Governors Harbour, and he helped me book a hotel because it was to late to get a flight over to Eleuthera. In the morning he then further assisted me in catching a flight to Governors Harbour. I felt compelled to write this letter to let you know that I am pleased with the superb response and attention of your law enforcement department. Cpt. Johnson was, indeed, a hero for me, and I appreciate everything he did. The Bahamas is truly a beautiful and grand place. I have much respect and admiration for the citizens and law enforcement team. Sincerely, Jalpurnia C. TraderShame on the GovernmentTo the Editor, I am aksing that you print this letter in The Abaconian. The Rt. Hon Perry G. Christie Prime Minister Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Shame on you and shame on our government! For the last 15 years we’ve been begging and pleading with government officials to enforce the fisheries regulations on Abaco, specifically for foreigners. Constantly, we witness foreigners breaking the law every day and nothing happens to them. Occasionally, the local fisheries officers will arrest a foreigner red handed, confiscate the evidence and appear in court only to have the culprit patted on the hand and released to continue breaking the law. On the other hand, when a Bahamian fisherman is caught, everything is confiscated and a heavy fine imposed. Finally, this year, we were promised by the Minister of Fisheries to have three additional patrol boats in our area. Tell me, what’s the use of having these additional boats when they aren’t used to enforce the law equally for all people. When this unfair practice is questioned, the response is that the Ministry of Tourism won’t allow enforcement of the law for foreigners. Well, shame on the ministry of tourism too! Foreigners laugh and ridicule this country at how ignorant we are. Evidence of this is their constant disrespect for our fishery laws. Shame on this government for proving foreigners correct and continuing to allow them to break our laws! Shame on our government officials for destroying Bahamian fishermen’s livelihoods and a historical part of this land’s heritage! With a heavy heart, I have now come to the conclusion that the Bahamian government cares nothing about its country or its people. Sincerely, Robert LoweDaylight Unarmed Robbery with a Smile!The Post Office in Marsh Harbour did not have sufficient rental notices to put in ALL the boxes in January according to one There are several major items of unfinished Abaco business on government’s calender. Following are comments on some of the larger projects. Fishing Major changes to the fishing rules were expected to be in place for the opening of the crawfishing season on August 1. We understand that proposed rule changes are now being studied by Cabinet. Most of the rule changes that we are aware of relate to the quantity of fish, or bag limit, allowed foreigners. At present, this is 20 pounds of fish per person or six crawfish. The proposed changes would reduce these limits to 20 pounds of fish per boat and six crawfish per boat, not per person. For example, it has long been felt that allowing a person on a boat to have 20 pounds of fish is overly generous and borders on commercial fishing, particularly when there are more persons involved. Allowing a generous half a pound per person, 20 pounds will feed 40 people. Bahamian fishermen note that when local bananas or chickens are available from area farmers, restrictive measures are put in place to protect the farmer from imports. The fishermen would like to see their industry protected in a similar way with more restrictive measures placed on foreigners fishing here. Airport In early June a government notice was issued that the airport would be closed for 8 10 weeks in the fall for paving. A flurry of calls, personal contacts and email messages brought a response on June 23 that the airport would not be closed. All work would be done in a manner which would not adversely impact existing airport operations. We were told that a public meeting could be anticipated in about two weeks to clarify the situation. Seven weeks have passed without comment. Work on expanding the Marsh Harbour airport terminal was to begin in August, but we are unaware of any public information on this expansion. Low Cost Subdivision Last year local government in central Abaco was asked to recommend a site for a new low cost subdivision, something less grand and less expensive than lots in the Central Pines subdivision. Two sites were recommended, one south of Spring City and another northwest of the BEC plant on the S.C. Bootle Highway. It was felt that two sites of moderate size would be better than one massive subdivision of low cost homes. We recall being told that work could begin within weeks of cabinet’s approval of the concept. We are unaware of any further effort toward establishing this low cost subdivision. With Abaco’s current expansion and economic growth, a low cost subdivision may be required for those starting their career and family. Land on the cays is too expensive for entry level employees. They will probably have to live in Marsh Harbour and commute to their jobs on the cays. A few fortunate workers on the cays may have access to family land and be able to continue living in these towns. Unfortunately, many others will have to commute. Making land available in the greater Marsh Harbour area will encourage other Bahamian workers to migrate here. It may be that workers on the north and south ends of Abaco will choose to live in Marsh Harbour to avoid the hour commute to their homes. Escalating fuel costs will be a factor for some when they decide to continue commuting or move to Marsh Harbour. With our expanding work force, a variety of land and accommodation choices for those workers must be available. Affordable Housing Keys were recently awarded to eight persons who qualified to buy government-constructed houses in Phase One of the Central Pines Estates subdivision. It is government’s intention to build 78 more of these houses as they have over 100 persons on a waiting list for them. These houses are not gifts, and the owners must make financial arrangements with a commercial bank or the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation. Monthly payments must be made or the house will be repossessed. Although government used the term “affordable housing,” these houses must not be confused with true low-cost housing which is not available on Abaco. Central Pines Phase Two Roads are now under construction for Phase Two of Central Pines Estates subdivision. Although roads are going in, no current plan of the project has been made available to the public. We must presume that approximately 400 or more lots will be available there, similar to what was offered in Phase One. If the pattern follows Phase One, the lots will approach a quarter of an acre in size and may cost in the neighborhood of $14,000 or $15,000. BEC Expansion Nassau executives of BEC have made muted statements that Abaco is slated to have two new generators on-line in three or four years. In reading between the lines, this is apparently a reference to a new BEC plant somewhere south of Marsh Harbour, perhaps inland from Snake Cay. The present site on the S.C. Bootle Highway does not lend itself to expansion as it is situated beside a growing residential area. Expanding that facility would add to their current burden of trucking more than 20,000 gallons of fuel to the storage tank every day. Sanitary Land Fill This project is well under way although six to eight months behind the original schedule. It is located on the east side of the hills on the Snake Cay road. It was suggested in a recent local government meeting that it may come online in October. An entirely new garbage handling system will have to be developed and put in place. Trucks will be weighed as they enter and again when they leave. The difference is the trash left at the dump on which a “tipping” fee is collected. We believe there is an exemption for residential garbage weighing less than 250 pounds. It was stated originally that all garbage and trash on Abaco would go to this facility. That would mean approximately 40 miles additional for Sandy Point garbage and about 70 miles more for Crown Haven trash. The costs for handling garbage and trash are expected to go up as contractors factor in the extra costs for fuel, driver time and additional wear and tear on their trucks. By-pass Highway An abandoned dirt road connecting the Marsh Harbour airport round-about to the S.C. Bootle Highway is scheduled to be cleaned up and made useable. It has been used for years as a dumping ground. BEC took advantage of this road when they extended their primary high voltage line to Crossing Rocks several years ago. Opening this road will reduce the traffic at the junction of S.C. Bootle Highway and Don MacKay Boulevard. This is a minor project, but any road improvement which reduces traffic is a benefit. As the private sector drives Abaco’s expanding growth and economy, government must follow with the required support and infrastructure. Whether airport, garbage, more power or additional land for residential expansion, it is all required to keep the economy moving in a positive direction. Without more electricity, our growth will stagnate. Without resolving the garbage situation, we will sink in our own mess. The airport is capable of servicing more and larger aircraft if it had a taxiway and the surface were repaved. Our growth is dependent on contented employees who must be able to either afford home ownership or rental accommodations. Government has the land it should revisit the low-cost subdivision concept. Those in power thought it was a good idea a year ago, and the need today is even greater than it was last year. We hope to see motion on these projects soon. Please see Letters Page 9


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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 bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm • Dinner 6 9 pm Appetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 • 366-0292 • VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKESof the employees. Here we are SIX months down the road. In order to make up for their neglect they saw fit to place a number of computer generated notices on the walls of the box area and lock off the boxes not currently paid. The wording is exactly the same as the notice which should have been put in each box in January! When asked “Why doesn’t my box key work?” the clerk says, “Your box rental hasn’t been paid” (with a smile). Since you are now delinquent by six months, you must pay the regular rate and an additional $10 late penalty. This happened because the postal employees didn’t do their jobs. In private industry employees who don’t perform are either warned, disciplined or terminated. If this doesn’t happen, your competitor gets the business and you and your employees are both looking for work. Who is going to discipline these delinquent employees? Certainly not those we have elected to conduct the affairs of the country. NO WAY “These are votes you know! Besides we, your representatives, commit the same unarmed daylight robbery. But we pass laws that says it’s “legal.” And now you know what the Boston Tea Party was all about. An Irritated ConsumerBeware, NeighborsDear Editor, This article is addressed to the community as a whole all districts and enforcing officers. It has been brought to my attention that certain rules and regulations need to be complied with before issuing building permits. Property owners should submit building permit applications to the planning board showing setbacks to front and side yards. The site plan of the proposed building should show required setbacks as per code. People who are supposed to enforce these rules should not be influenced by property owners. Rules and regulations are for the betterment of the community as a whole. Because the setbacks are not adhered to, people are building too close to property line. Because a survey prior to construction is not done, the result is that machine operators are infringing on other people’s property and pushing debris on neighboring property. These regulations complied with will cause neighbors to get along with each other. Thus adhering to the Golden Rule “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Property workers should not use neighboring lots for dumping construction waste. Neighboring property owners should remove their own waste and not dump on their neighbor’s property. I had to clean up such waste from my property because my neighbor’s workers dumped on my property. No other waste should be dumped on other neighbor’s property either. Before a Certificate of Occupancy is issued, a final survey should show that setbacks have been adhered to as required by rule. Charlie BethelSGCR Response to Recent PetitionDear Editor, Would you kindly put letter from the Save Guana Cay Reef Asociation. SGCR has noticed some very troubling circumstances regarding a petition circulated recently in Guana Cay. The so-called results of this petition have been used by Silbert Mills and others as P.R. for the billion dollar Discovery Land Company. It seems as though the petition was flawed from the start. Even though the petition centered on what extent SGCR represents More Letters to the Editor 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 the entire community without the mention of Baker’s Bay Golf Resort, it has been used as a marketing tool to say that those who signed the petition support the development. Their words are being twisted. Save Guana Cay Reef association is an inclusive organization. If anyone wants to see our research, reports or information we welcome them with open arms. We see that this problem of inappropriate development affects not only the community of Guana, but in fact encompasses the entire Bahamian island chain. The issue of the health of coral reefs is recognized worldwide as critical. We do not claim to speak for everyone, but we will fight for the right for everyone to have a clean water and a healthy reef. We speak in unison with such widely recognized global organizations as the Sierra Club, the World Wildlife Foundation, Reef Relief, the Cousteau Society, the Mangrove Action Project plus many more. Today more destruction has occurred at the Baker’s site, and it is continuing on a daily basis. Why hasn’t this case even been heard in the Bahamian courts yet? Perhaps because it’s impossible to pretend that you don’t know the truth when you have seen it. Besides liability issues, there is the fact that it is easier to ignore something that scares you rather than confront it head on. Because of this we will take our case to London. Every day that passes more and more individuals and organizations contact us offering us their support. We have the facts behind us. It is with this strong foundation that we go to the Privy Council. The “Anchor Development” mentality has to be reworked. The lion’s share of the profits go to the developers while the local community receives little or no profit as a direct result of the development. In the case of failed developments the local communities are left with irreparable damages and the same pittance from government. Also, the Discovery Land Company has recently founded what they call a charitable fund, the Fig Tree Foundation. Unlike other charitable foundations and organizations found worldwide, they have installed a committee in charge of fund disbursement that includes some employees of the development and some that stand to make a profit if the deal is given a green light. The members of this committee are Bruce McDaniel, who is currently employed by Discovery Land Company, Henry Carter Redd, also an employee, Green Turtle native Donna Sands, who has stated in The Miami Herald that she hopes to receive the golf cart concession at Baker’s Bay, Marlena Bethel, LettersFrom Page 8 Please see Letters Page 25


Page 10 The Abaconian August 15, 2006 Emancipation Day Emancipation Day Emancipation Day Emancipation Day Emancipation Day Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Central Abaco News Foam insulation Is Shown to ContractorsA morning presentation by Icynene of Canada was held on July 5 for contractors, architects and interested homeowners on a new foam insulation system. The system is based on a non-toxic and non-flamable expanding foam sprayed into walls and attics during construction. The foam reduces sound transmission and increases the thermal efficiency of the house. The foam does not support mold growth or combustion and expands 100 to 1 to seal against air leaks. Those attending the presentation at Abaco Beach Hotel were hosted by local agents Duane and Donna Wells. The morning program featured an informative presentation on the merits and benefits of this system. A secondary benefit of the foam is that it adds integrity to the roof structure by blocking intruding hurricane winds. This lessens the stress on the roof during hurricane conditions. Interested persons can contact Duane Wells at 367-2821for more information and job estimates.FarmerÂ’s Coop Holds MeetingBy Mirella Santillo Dr. Nick Alvarez, representative of the Inter-American Institute of Cooperative Agriculture (IICA) in Nassau, contacted Mr. Augustine Williams, Director of the Central Abaco FarmersÂ’ Cooperative, and Mr. David Knowles, representative of the Ministry of Agriculture for Abaco, to arrange for him to make a presentation about IICA to the local farmers. The meeting was held at Central Abaco Primary school on July 22nd. Thirteen people attended the meeting which was aimed at addressing farming issues on the island and provide insights of how to keep up with modern agriculture. Many Caribbean leaders have become concerned with the lack of interest from young people to enter agriculture and the decline over the last decades of domestically grown products. Many have called upon IICA to revive an interest in agriculture. The IICA was founded in 1942 to provide assistance and foster the development of agriculture for the well being of people in the Americas. Dr. Alvarez, is a native of Belize who has a background in plant breeding and biology. He has had experience throughout Central and South America before coming to The Bahamas four months ago. He explained that the Agency which specialized in the American system is devised to support the efforts of member states. Thirty-four countries belong to I ICA. The institute compiles information on the factors affecting agriculture in the 21st century, such as globalization, population increase and biotechnology and provides solutions and advises farmers on how to keep up with the new trends in farming. The Agency focuses on how to create strategic partnering, on defusing the new views and trends of agriculture and on sponPlease see Central Page 11 The Central Abaco Farmers Cooperative met on July 22 to hear about new and innovative ideas to improve their agricultural output and ultimate sales. The speaker was Dr. Nick Alvarez, who had many suggestions and recommendations. Dr. Alvarez represented the Inter-American Institute of Cooperative Agriculture. The Icynene Insulation System of Canada made a presentation to interested persons about an expandable foam insulation that is now available on Abaco. Mr. and Mrs. Duane Wells on the left represent the company on Abaco while Mr. and Mrs. George Pearce, center, represent the company in Nassau. Mr. Jeff Albury, second from right, was promoting the product from Canada. The presentation was made at Abaco Beach Resort on July 5.


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 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 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 soring significant ventures. It helps design corporation and facilitate the flow of information between its members. Dr. Alvarez explained that agriculture in a small country has become a challenge when confronted with the task of beating global competition. The Institute provides help in emphasizing operational efficiency and prudent financial management. Some of the challenges for farmers to overcome are • Inefficient land and water system( lack of water, hurricanes) • Inadequate transportation system for perishables • Weak and non-integrated information • Weak marketing system Several solutions were offered. • A more defined partnership within the farmers to share communication and information on the crops being grown • The formation of a farmers’ market for distribution • Adaptation to consumers’ demands • Primary education in the schools, integrating agriculture • Higher education focusing on training and research • The creation of an infrastructure provided by the farmers and not by government. The farmers agree that a solution has to be found to give agriculture its true value. “You cannot be independent if you cannot feed yourself, ” stated farmer Swain. “We need to make sure that each individual island finds a way to get food out of the ground. We need to incorporate agriculture in the school system.”Maxwell’s Is the New NameBy Mirella Santillo The successful owner of the Price Right Supermarket said that when Solomon’s SuperCenter came on the market, it was only natural to jump at the opportunity: “As a player in the field, I saw opportunities,” he explained. It was not even to take care of the competition but more for the challenge of setting up a new business. A couple of weeks after officially taking over, Mr. Chad Sawyer is definitely faced with a great challenge to reorganize the store to fit his new concept, to retrain employees to learn new systems and to get rid of all the merchandise he will not be carrying. During the second week in July the store underwent a huge 50 percent sale on clothing, household items, garden items, cosmetics and toys that will not be sold at Maxwell’s anymore. He said the sale was a success with most of the merchandise sold. Whatever is left will be given to the Cancer Society for their thrift shop or to raffle. As we chat in the store where he now spends most of his days, employees check in to work, check out, people come to him for help. His attention is constantly required. Thinking aloud, he said, “It will take at least another two weeks before the place is where I want it to be. It is harder to reset an existing business. The ideal would have been to close for a couple of weeks, but in this kind of business, it is not possible.” He then explained his goals and his visions for Maxwell’s and Price Right. “This place is bigger, there is ample parking and it can handle more people, so Maxwell’s will work on volume.” It will continue to carry everyday food items from fresh produce to dairy, meat, cheeses, condiments and canned food, very few household goods, but no more appliances, garden supplies or clothes. “There will be a deli, but no more cooked food. Eventually though, we will have the fresh French bread again,” he added. As far as the staff is concerned, most of the old employees will stay, once familiarized with the new management’s system. “A programer was just brought in from Texas a few days ago to train some of the people to use the cash registers more effiPlease see Central Page 12 CentralFrom Page 10 More Central Abaco News Dr. Nick Alvarez


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August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 Nassau: Collins Ave 322 2341 Thompson Blvd 325 8776 Mall at Marathon 393 6286 Family Islands: Freeport 242 352 7119 Abaco 242 367 2688 Exuma 242 336 2420Active hurricane seasons are forecasted for at least the next decade, but you can still have the peace of mind that comes with knowing youre prepared. You never know when a watch will become a warning, but with help from our agents youll have the right coverage to weather any storm. 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 The restaurant will be opened six days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and on Sundays for a brunch served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature boiled fish and other Bahamian dishes. He will have Happy Hour on Fridays evening. The chef will still offer a native carry-out menu with chicken, cracked conch, fish filet and pizza and will continue to do catering. The Rotary Club followed Chef Terell to his new location with their first meeting held there on July 25.Kentucky Fried Chicken Is Under New OwnershipBy Mirella Santillo As of July 17th, the popular Kentucky Fried Chicken located in Abaco Shopping Centre in Marsh Harbour, has been operating under new owner ship. Former manager of the franchise, Mr. Anthony Albury, who ran the restaurant for four years with his father-in-law, Mr. Walter Key and his uncle, Mr. Frank Key, entered into a partnership with Mr. Marcus Bethel of Marco Air Conditioning to buy the fast food eatery. With new owners usually come changes and the first one to be implemented will be the extension of opening hours. As of August 8th, said Mr. Albury, Kentucky Fried Chicken will be opened Monday to Thursday until 7 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday until 9 p.m.” The menu has also undergone changes, now offering two of the most popular Bahamian side orders: peas’n rice and macaroni n’ cheese. Soon soft ice cream and milk shakes will be available and fish burgers will be added to the menu in the near future. More staff has been hired to accommodate the longer hours.Chinese Food Is Now AvailableBy 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 Marsh Harbour airport roundabout. 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. Their telephone is 367-0544.Musician PerformsBy Portia Jonsson Singer, songwriter and drummer Glenroy Washington, in association with the North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat Race Committee, spent July 7th and 8th with the people of Abaco at an autograph signing party and concert the following evening at Club Solid Gold in Marsh Harbour. More than 200 persons turned out to hear the man who is one of the artists most in demand in reggae music, which has come after many years of recording. In 1997 he released his debut album Brother To Brother and to date has released 10 albums. Mr. Washington was born in Clarendon, Jamaica, and evolved from humble beginnings. Over the years he has recorded sporadically as a solo singer and extensively as a studio drummer and has laid tracks for various artists. Most music industry insiders would say that after 20 years in the business, it is unlikely for an artist would release his biggest hit, but in 1998 he released his hit song, Kindness For Weakness More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 12 Originals byLou Lihou Anne Ray Malcolm Rae William Johnson Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody Photography by TuppyLocal ArtistsBeth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Lori Thompson Dion Lewis Colyn ReesLocated Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourTel: 367.0579GALLERYOriginal Art lPrints lFramingBlue Sky


Page 14 The Abaconian August 15, 2006 Mr. I. Kirk Griffin (left), Acting Executive VP, BTC is pictured presenting Mr. Winston Millet (right) with a plaque of appreciation during his Farewell Banquet Mr. I. Kirk Griffin (left), Acting Executive VP, BTC is pictured presenting Mr. Winston Millet (right) with a plaque of appreciation during his Farewell Banquet Vol. One Issue NineQuestions? Comments? Let us know at The Bahamas Telecommunications Company LimitedCALL BTC (225-5282) The Bahamas Telecommunica-tions Company Ltd. (BTC) bids farewell to Mr. Winston Millett, Chief Financial Officer to the company. Mr. Millett joined the company in 2001 and has been responsible for all aspects of Corporate Accounting, Financial Control, Treasury Functions and Management Information Systems. He has been a great asset to the company and will be greatly missed. The Board of Directors, Executive Management and staff of BTC bid Mr. Millett farewell and wish him well on all his future endeavors.BTC BIDS FAREWELL TO MR. WINSTON MILLETT BTC BIDS FAREWELL TO M R. WINSTON MILLETTWinston Millet, former CFO, BTC, pictured with Bon Voyage cake at Sandals Resort during his Farewell Party. Winston Millet, former CFO, BTC, pictured with Bon Voyage cake at Sandals Resort during his Farewell Party. Mr. I. Kirk Griffin (left), Acting Executive VP, BTC is pictured presenting Mr. Winston Millet (right) with a plaque of appreciation during his Farewell Banquet Pictured is Terah Sweeting (left), Manager, BTC after she presented Mr. Winston Millet (right) former CFO, BTC with a Junkanoo photo during his Farewell Party held at Sandals. Pictured is Terah Sweeting (left), Manager, BTC after she presented Mr. Winston Millet (right) former CFO, BTC with a Junkanoo photo during his Farewell Party held at Sandals. Pictured at his Farewell Banquet held at The Humidors is Mr. Winston Millett (left), former CFO, BTC and Carole Barnett (right), Sr. Associate Advertising & Promotions, BTC. In Order to Better Serve You we are pleased to announce the following new hours for our Wireless and Internet Departments:Wireless Service Department HoursSaturday 10am 5pmBaTelNet HoursSaturday 10am 5pm In Order to Better Serve You we are pleased to announce the following new hours for our Wireless and Internet Departments:Wireless Service Department HoursSaturday 10am 5pmBaTelNet HoursSaturday 10am 5pmAugust 15, 2006 Pictured from left to right is Dale Knowles, Acting VP Network Services; Lawrence Lewis, Pricewaterhouse Coopers; Paul McClean, new CFO, BTC; Winston Millett, former CFO, BTC; I. Kirk Griffin, Acting Executive VP, BTC; Antonio Stubbs, Acting Senior VP& CTIO, BTC; and Edward Miller, VP Logistics, BTC. Pictured from left to right is Dale Knowles, Acting VP Network Services; Lawrence Lewis, Pricewaterhouse Coopers; Paul McClean, new CFO, BTC; Winston Millett, former CFO, BTC; I. Kirk Griffin, Acting Executive VP, BTC; Antonio Stubbs, Acting Senior VP& CTIO, BTC; and Edward Miller, VP Logistics, BTC. Pictured is Mr. Winston Millet, former CF O, BTC accepting a farewell basket from BTC's Materials Management department. Pictured is Mr. Winston Millet, former CFO, BTC accepting a farewell basket from BTC's Materials Management department. Pictured at his Farewell Banquet held at The Humidors is Mr. Winston Millett (left), former CFO, BTC and Carole Barnett (right), Sr. Associate Advertising & Promotions, BTC.


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 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 16 The Abaconian August 15, 2006 THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 E-mail: THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 Full range of Johnson two stroke and four stroke Evinrude outboard engines from 2hp to 250hp at lower than US prices Up to three year warranty • Extensive parts Inventory • Factory trained mechanics Dry boat storageAssociated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Dolphin MarineGreen T urtle Cay 242.365.4262 Island MarineP arrot Cay 242.366.0282 Roberts MarineGreen Turtle Cay242.365.4249 Sea Horse MarineHope Town242.365.0023 Fishermans MarineL ong Island 242.337.6226 Minns Watersports Exuma 242.336.2604 OBS MarineFreeport24 2.352-9246 Authorized Distributor By Mirella Santillo With humor, jokes and illustrating games lightening the atmosphere of an otherwise tedious seminar, Training Consultant, Mr. Arturo Arce Newland, addressed approximately 55 employees of hotels, restaurants and retailers of Central Abaco underwent a Customer Service Workshop on July 27 at Abaco Beach Resort. The workshop was aimed at making them professionals in the service industry. “We are here because American Express, the Caribbean Hotel Association and The Bahamas Hotel Association partnered to contribute this forum for people in the hospitality business,” explained Mrs. Tanya Lazarus, Director of Membership Sales for CHA, who traveled from Jamaica to attend the workshop. Sponsored by these three organizations, Total Service presents a methodology to achieve excellence. “The first workshop was held on Tuesday on New Providence for 200 hundred employees of Atlantis Resort and Cable Beach Hotel. The second was on Grand Bahama on July 26th where 100 people attended and the next session took place at Treasure Cay also on July 27, the last presentation being in Marsh Harbour at The Abaco Beach Resort Thursday afternoon. Within moments of initiating the training session, Mr. Newland, who had been retained as a Hospitality Service consultant by American Express and CHA, had the audience captive and participating. “Let me introduce myself,” he said, “I am a waiter by trade and I am proud of it. I have been to school. I have a bachelor’s degree, but I am not my bachelor’s degree. I am a waiter. I go back to wait on tables at any opportunity I have because I love it, and I am the best at it.” This said, he went on with defining today’s market trends in the tourist industry. More people travel to more places. They have more disposable income and are more demanding than before. They also have more choice. “There are 36 islands in the Caribbean offering sun, sea, beaches and good weather. So we cannot be complacent,” he insisted. “Not only are people more demanding, they are also less loyal. The market position is to gain loyalty. In order to achieve that, you must give them something to come back for: better food, better accommodation, air mileage or better service. We have to work harder at making them repeat customers. He explained that it cost 79 cents on a dollar to bring a first time visitor to a destination, the second time costs less than half that amount!” He explained, “A company has now become an organization with team members working for a common goal. Everyone is responsible for that guest satisfaction, from management to reception, from housekeeping to bar or restaurant, to security. Even though service could mean different things to different people, the only opinion that counts is the guest’s. He is the person to determine the quality of service.” Mr. Newland then outlined the ten principles to follow in order to achieve this total quality of service. • Total satisfaction • Team work • Multidirectional communication • Actively anticipating needs • Effective conflict management • Professional commitment • Empathic thinking • Positive attitude • Paradigmatic leadership • Total service culture Each of these principles was illustrated with participation of the employees playing Hotel Staff Attend Service Seminar Please see Seminar Page 17 A seminar for hotel staff stressed giving good service and working together. Mr. Arse Newland demonstrated working as a team by having the participants joined together in two teams. Each group had to coordinate their movements in order to move forward. The instructor vividly portrayed each concept he wanted them to understnad.


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Page 18 The Abaconian August 15, 2006 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderWall of HeroesThe dedication ceremony for the new monument entitled the Wall of Heroes for the settlement of Cherokee Sound took place on August 5. The ceremony was led by Mr. Roderick Bowe, Administrator for South Abaco, and accompanied by Mr. Winston Saunders from Nassau, the gentleman who originated the idea for the Wall of Heroes to be established in the various settlements throughout The Bahamas. Rev. Carla Culmer of Epworth Chapel gave the opening prayer with a welcome from the Chairman of the Cherokee and Casuarina Town Council. Mr. Saunders did the unveiling and presented certificates of appreciation to the family of the honourees and the program finished with the benediction given by Mr. Roger Pinder from The Assemblies of God Church. A small group of concerned citizens, friends and relatives of the honoured men were in attendance. Two local men are the first honourees: Mr. Walter Sands, a past Headmaster and teacher and an outstanding local citizen for many years long since deceased but previously honoured by having the community center named after him. The second, Mr. Benny Sawyer, still residing in Cherokee, has often been recognized for his boat building accomplishments and is often written about in Cherokee history. To the best of Mr. Benny’s recollection, he and the men of Cherokee built 27 wooden boats ranging in size from 40 to 65 feet in length (with hand tools, long before power saws were available) and more familiarly recognized and referred to as “Cherokee Smacks.” As far as we know there is only one of those original smacks, which carried two masts and five sails, is still in service today. It has since been converted to be engine driven, but still contains a live well for fish and is now called the Surprise It was christened The Crystal Waters at its launching and is often seen in the Nassau harbour. But, who knows, there may be more Cherokee smacks out there somewhere. Both these distinguished gentlemen deserve recognition for their accomplishments, and we are proud as a community to finally put them on a Wall of Heroes for all to see. Possibly this Wall of Heroes will inspire our youth to attain higher goals and want to also see their names recognized as having contributed to their community and to society as a whole. Congratulations to the recipients and to their descendants. Mealy Bug Kills Hibiscus It seems almost every yard in town has lost its hibiscus plants to the deadly mealy bug, and there doesn’t seem to be anything that will stop them. The only solution seems to be to rip them by the roots, sterilize the ground and start over. Still some believe that a good dose of regular household insect spray will do the job. The hibiscus are such a familiar part of our surroundings that we owe it to ourselves to replace them. With so many colours to choose their beauty can only enhance any garden they occupy.Open-Air Service Was Held for Our FishermenA few of the faithful gathered on Sunday evening on July 30 for a community service to send off our crawfishermen on their first voyage of the season. This is a long standing tradition in Cherokee and has been carried on from one generation to the next to bless the fishermen. The prayers were for calm seas, a bountiful catch and a safe return to port.Another Cherokee Man Is Honoured“Rusty” Bethel (as he was more familiarly known) was born in Cherokee to Alfred and Ada Bethel (nee Pinder) and moved to Nassau as a young man. Recently a street in Nassau was named after him on July 13 th and dedicated in his honour for the long years of service as General Manager of ZNS Radio. The street at the top of the hill on Collins Avenue leading into the ZNS business compound is now Harcourt Rusty Bethel Drive. He was a familiar voice on the radio for many years, especially for one particular advertising customer. Who could forget Rusty’s familiar voice when he promised “If it’s O.K. Flour, it’s okay!” He was employed by ZNS prior to any television reception in the islands, and even the Nassau newspapers only came every other week on the mailboat, weather permitting. It was a time when everyone depended on the radio for news, so everyone felt as if they knew Rusty personally. Rusty passed away several years ago, but not before making one last trip to the place of his birth to visit his father’s grave, one of only two graves that survived the hurricane of 1932 and still stand on the old cemetery grounds. It was a rainy afternoon. He was not quite familiar with the place of his birth as he had not visited Cherokee in many years. He stopped at my door to ask if I could show him the way. We became fast friends and I thoroughly enjoyed talking to him that day about his memories of Cherokee the way it used to be. We would like to pass along our congratulations to any surviving family members. He’s the only person I’ve ever known to have this unique honour of having a street named after him. It is good that he will be remembered in this way. Please see South Page 19 South Abaco News Rev. Dr. Stephen Hale, center, will be serving as minister of three Methodist churches on Abaco, taking the place of Rev. Carla Culmer. Rev. Culmer, left, will be pastoring a church in Nassau beginning in September. On the right is Rev. Laverne Lockhart, Treasurer of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church.


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 Goodbye to The CuniosJan and Tom Cunios came to the Eastern Methodist Abaco Region as Youth Ministers in March, 2006 with intentions of staying for a period of at least one year. Sadly, Jan has suffered from some undiscovered health related problems, and they will be obliged to return to their doctor back home in Colorado. This young, vivacious couple made a great impact on our youth and were immediately accepted into our three communities. They became very involved in the young people, teaching spiritual concepts in a fun and dynamic way. However, we want whatever is best for them and we certainly want Jan’s health to improve. We really hate to loose them and we know that they will be missed by young and old alike. So, goodbye for now. We feel you were here long enough to get some sand in your shoes and hope you will see us again someday.New Methodist Minister Will ComeRev. Dr. Stephen J. Hale from Oklahoma has agreed to come for a trial period of one year to minister to the three churches of the Abaco Regional Conference, St. Andrews in Dundas Town, St. James in Hope Town and Epworth Chapel in Cherokee. He comes to us with an impressive resume and a wide scope of qualifications. He will be accompanied by his wife, Virgina, and three stepchildren, Tyson (25), Preston (17) and Cylie (16) and take up residence in Marsh Harbour. He brings to the job a variety of special SouthFrom Page 18 More South Abaco News interests, hobbies and credentials as well as an impressive educational background. He holds an Associate in Arts from Spokane Community College in Spokane, Washington, a Bachelor of Arts from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California, a Master of Health Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington and Master of Divinity Degree from Phillips Theological Seminary in Enid and Tulsa, Oklahoma. He served as minister of New Hope United Methodist Church in Enid, Oklahoma, from 1998 to 2003 and served on the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church by appointment of the Bishop from 2003 to the present. We are all looking forward to having Rev. Hale and his family with us and trust that they will be able to make the necessary adjustments needed for island living. We will do everything we can to help them settle in.Sandy PointYouth Enjoy Environmental CampBy Olivia Patterson Sandy Point Environmental Camp has completed another successful session. The Junior Campers received accolades at an Open House event on July 17th. Almost 30 children participated in various events of the Junior Camp. One of the first camp events was an itemized beach clean-up. SPEC has done a beach clean-up in Sandy Point every year since 2003. This year the results were very encouraging as we found The Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey, located in Sandy Point, offers an environmental camp each year for the youth of South Abaco. For the past couple of years the camp has been directed by Olivia Patterson. She is shown here with Ya’Shar Fox, who collected over 100 cans to be sent to Marsh Harbour for recycling and was awarded the title King of Cans for the Junior Camp. and collected only 39 percent of the amount of trash found in 2005. Some of the campers learned to float while others put on snorkel gear for the first time. We were very lucky to see Bahama parrots up close and personal during our bird watching field trip to the Abaco National Park. A day was spent on the boat with researchers from the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey. The kids were given a glimpse into the life of a researcher. Unfortunately, the group did not see any dolphins. They were fortunate to see the aggregations of nesting terns near Gorda Cay and also saw terns feeding on fish.Wall of Heroes Was DedicatedProvided by Bahamas Information Services The Chairman of the National Independence Committee, Mr. Winston Saunders, told Sandy Point residents on August 5 that their honouring 14 persons on the Sandy Point Wall of Local Heroes was commendable and a step in the right direction. “This is not the beginning of the honouring of heroes, nor the end of it,” Mr. Saunders said. “Hopefully, we started something today that will go on well after we have all gone … and that our young people can look at and see “who was who” in their community and ask questions about them and be taught about them.” Mr. Saunders conceived the idea of Walls of Local Heroes as a way for variPlease see South Page 21


Page 20 The Abaconian August 15, 2006 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 The funeral for Cleveland “Uncle Chippie” Nairn, 84, of Cooper’s Town was held on August 5th at the Church of God Cathedral in Cooper’s Town. Bishop Archilus Cooper officiated assisted by Rev. Herbert Edgecombe and Rev. Rudolph Roberts. Interment was in the South Side Cemetery in Cooper’s Town. He is survived by his wife Aremilda Nairn; son Michael Nairn; daughters; Starlene Prenelus, Andray Roberts, Sarah Parker, Pearl Murray and Alrecia McIntosh; grandchildren Zeneka, Angelica, Remyria, Michael Jr. and Brittney Nairn, Shavanda and Tanyria Wright, Shalena Russell, Jacob Prenelus Jr., Branishka and Berkley Roberts Jr., Nykel, Amard and Alexandrea Murray, Geraldo McIntosh, Serina and Deangelo Parker Jr., Fredrecka and Alfredo McIntosh Jr.; great-grandchildren; sisters Orlene Rolle and Edna Ferguson; nieces; nephews; grandnieces; grandnephews; daughter-in-law Betty Nairn; sons-in-law Jacob Prenelus, Berkley Roberts, Deangelo Parker, Marcell Murray and Fredrick McIntosh; sister-in-law Louise Degregory; brothers-in-law Maxwell Degregory and Wellington Williams; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Ordic Preval, 27, affectionately called “Dread,” of Marsh Harbour was held on August 5 at Trumpet Assemblies of God in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Carlton Dorsette officiated assisted by Min. Rochelle Vilma. Interment followed in the Public Cemetery in Marsh Harbour. He is survived by daughters Audrianna Preval, Destine Emile and Abigail Preval; mother Brunette Preval; sisters Guerline and Christine Emile; brothers Marvin and Watson Emile; father figure, Peter Emile; fiancee Roseline Pierre; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Molly Janette Cheney, 64, formerly of Sandy Point, was held on August in Nassau in Nassau and interment was in Nassau. She is survived by her husband William Cheney; daughters Rochelle Lightbourn and Denise Cheney; adopted daughter Iris Lowe; sons Donald, Louis and William Cheney Jr.; grandchildren Arthur Raker Jr, Tatyanna, Tyann, Tynisha and Don Cheney, Dabria McIntosh and LaChelle Lightbourn; adopted granddaughters Falesha Lowe and Chrishell Woodside; daughters-in-law Bonita and Raquel Cheney; son-in-law Shawn Lightbourn; sisters: Delores Thompson and Eunice Greene; aunts Muriel Lightbourne, Geanie Winder and Ella Jean Adderley; uncle William Lightbourne; nieces Jennifer Pyfrom, Beth Carey, Joan Delancy, Eugenie Ellis, Deborah Greene-Degourney and Andronike Greene; nephews Ricardo Thompson, Eugene Jr, Jayson and Jomar Greene; grandnieces; grandnephews; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Mary “Auntie Mae” Laurean Symonette McIntosh, 79, of Fox Town was held on August 6 at New Hope Baptist Church in Mt. Hope. Rev. Allan J. Mills officiated assisted by Rev. John McIntosh. Interment was in the Public Cemetery in Fox Town. She is survived by her children Birdie McIntosh and family, Pamela and Stanley, Sheila and Shelton Sears, Dandle and Yolanda, Yontalia, Lazaro, Tyrice and Johnell Curry-Alecia, Darius, Breanna, Carlos and Dania, Patricia McIntosh and family, Deshawn and Patrick, Jeremiah McIntosh and family, Rokana, Jermeeze, Jermaine and Sharsya, Trevon, Jermia and Avanna, Deloris McIntosh and Ralph Russell and family, Vamara and Hugh Campbell, Shavandi, Shameyell and Shaquinta, Joycelyn McIntosh and family, Lazaro, Uthan and Leslyn, Lazario and Lazaro Jr., Shanamae and Glen Armbrister, Keyon, Mary Forlon, Shawnlee and Shaquille, Shantina and Ivanson, Cecelia McIntosh and family, Jamado and Nathalie Curry, Demetrius and E’Chante, Aledre, and Destiny, Eleanor and Kervin Bowleg and family, Eiaranna, Kandace, Cruize and Kervin Jr., Charisma, Rafeletta and Jeffrey Russell and family, Shantara, Chaize, Kentray and Tajh; Edward and Barbara Barton and family, Mannix, Tiffany, Debbie, Jennifer, Margo, Karen, Jason, Kervin, Tony, Manesha-Jaynique, Keva, Kayshan, Asheranrann, Renaldo, Saida, Delano Jr., Destiny, Willard Jr., Willneka, Shaum, Keno, Ashley, Manerico, Kishona, Jason Jr., Keante, Chardonnay, Ashtin and Chashnay, Gregory and Monica Rolle and Family, DeGregory, Keya and Juwan, stepdaughters Agnes McIntosh and family, Jeffrey and Violet, Daisy, Maxine and Axel, Otis and Patrice, Clint, Rapunzel, Bridgette and Clyde, O’Keyno, Deanya, Eloneika, Candalea, Valentino, Gene, Aricko, A.J., Otrisha, Whitney, Odestany, Tavara, C.J., Elva, Angel, Marquis, Tresure, Terrano, Camell, Renardo, Rashad and Keyerra, Dorothy McIntosh and family, Osito McIntosh; sisters Mille and Rev. Merlin McIntosh and family, Maria and Gersil Edgecombe, Judy and Ronald Russell, Muriel Symonette (deceased) and family, Tony and Winifred, Wilfred, Louise and Uwelyn; brothers Herbert Symonette (deceased) Nerva and family, Tellis and Clifford, Eleza, Joan, Renamae, Zelma, Ali and Herbert Jr.; Clifford and Mary Symonette (deceased) and family, Debbie, Alice, Villamae, Cecelia and Cecil, Millie and Muriel; sisters-in-law Natalie Fynes and family, David, Antoinette, Eleanor and Cordaro; nieces; nephews; godchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends


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Page 22 The Abaconian August 15, 2006 On August 3rd approximately 110 turtles hatched from a turtle nest on the Atlantic beach of the Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club. This event marked the first documented successful turtle nesting and hatching at Baker’s Bay for the current turtle nesting season. While conducting daily surveys of the beach, Baker’s Bay staff observed turtle hatchling tracks in the vicinity of a known turtle nest site. Closer inspection of the nest revealed that there were other hatchlings in the nest still fighting to reach the surface. Hatchlings were removed from the nest and placed on the sand. They all made a beeline for the sea. “It felt like National Geographic in my backyard!” bubbled Aretha Huyler, the Baker’s Bay employee who originally found the turtle nest. “Our efforts to protect the nest while the eggs were developing have paid off.” As a part of its Environmental Monitoring Plan, Baker’s Bay has been monitoring turtle nesting activity on beaches surrounding the property. Baker’s Bay decided to monitor turtles nesting activities in order to protect the species because all species of turtles found in The Bahamas are considered to be endangered. Further, the beaches of Great Guana Cay including those at Baker’s Bay have historically been known as turtle nesting beaches. Baker’s Bay felt that it was important to ensure maximum protection of this sensitive resource on its property. In June, Shenique Albury, Environmental Manager, and Aretha Huyler, Environmental Monitoring Officer, discovered turtle tracks and a nest on the Atlantic beach of Baker’s Bay. Based on the tracks it was determined that a loggerhead turtle had nested the night before. The nest was inconspicuously marked and all Baker’s Bay staff provided with guidelines on what they could do to ensure the nest’s protection. In addition, on-site environmental staff continued daily monitoring of the beach to detect when hatchlings might emerge from the nest. Since this first discovery, seven other sets of turtle tracks have been seen on beaches at Baker’s Bay. It is not unusual for female turtles to “crawl” or come onto the beach and return to the sea without nesting. Three sets of tracks had no evidence of nesting and are believed to have just been turtle crawls. Unfortunately, on-site environmental staff found footprints next to two green turtle nests. The nests were robbed of their eggs; likely by a person(s) entering the beach by boat. The eggs were most likely eaten, a practice that was once widespread in The Bahamas. Experts now say that this practice has significantly contributed to the decline in worldwide turtle populations. The Abaco Office of The Bahamas Department of Fisheries was notified of the turtle nesting activity at Baker’s Bay. They were also informed about the robbing of two nests. Fisheries was happy to know that turtles were still nesting on the beaches of Guana Cay but were concerned about the robbery of the two nests. Photos and data on the new turtle hatchlings will be relayed to the Department. Since the start of its project Baker’s Bay has implemented several initiatives to enhance turtle nesting habitats. For example, hurricane and storm debris along with daily garbage are consistently removed from beaches. Groves of Casuarina, a highly invasive tree, were removed from beaches and degraded sand dunes were restored. Additionally, onsite environmental staff monitors the beaches daily to identify turtle tracks and nests. To find out more information about what Baker’s Bay is doing to protect turtles contact their office at 242-3670612. For more information on the breeding biology of turtles and their status worldwide, visit Turtles Hatch Successfully at Baker’s Bay A just-hatched turtle on Baker’s Bay is headed to open water. Many turtle nests on that beach are being monitored daily. But one nest was robbed by someone approaching the beach by boat. By Mirella Santillo A couple of months ago I bought potatoes from the supermarket which had large patches of green. I never had previously come across that peculiarity. It did not look right, so I cut out the green part and cooked the rest. On subsequent trips to the market I picked my potatoes more carefully, avoiding green ones. Recently, I came across a newsletter called Agri View published by I ICA, in which one of the stories refer to green potatoes. The potato plant has the ability to produce lethal chemicals that protect it from insects and fungi. These chemicals are at high levels in the stems, leaves, sprouts, (all the green areas) but at low levels in the tuber. However, when exposed to light, the potato tuber will produce protective glycoalkaloids, with the highest levels in the sprouts. The potato also produces high levels of glycoalkaloids when bruised, cut, damaged or rotting caused by bacteria or fungi. However, in non-damaged potato, greening is a warning sign. Green potatoes may cause food poisoning with symptoms similar to those of gastroenteritis, so the cause may be undiagnosed. Human and livestock deaths have been recorded after consumption of green potatoes containing high levels of glycoalkaloids. It is to be noted that these chemicals are not destroyed by cooking. So potatoes with pronounced greening or damage should not be eaten, especially by pregnant women. Beware of Green Potatoes Beautify Your Home & Garden With.... 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August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 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. They prepared for 100 kids ages 5-17 and looked forward to ending the camp with a full house. The Police Youth Marching Band played the National Anthem and performed two other selections. 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 Education 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 spoke 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 took place on July 26th followed by the closing cerYouth Camps Were Educational and Fun These are some of the youth who attended the police camp held in Central Abaco. The organizers exposed them to a variety of activities. Talks by government officials, field trips and crafts kept them busy for one month. They are shown at the awards ceremony held on July 28. emony on July 28th. Directors from the south and the north, Sgt. Cash and Sgt. Rahming, along with other officers were present for the opening ceremony as well. The two officers working along with Cpl. Minnis are WPC Russell, PC Smith and WPC Miller. The police held similar camps in North Abaco and South Abaco. By Portia Jonsson For four weeks, July 3rd – July 28th, Abaco Police staged its first Summer Youth Camp 2006 at the Central Abaco Primary School and offered young people ages 5 through 17 an exciting and up-close look at law enforcement through recreational activities, field trips and arts and craft. The camp helped youngsters gain respect for themselves and others. Police officers staffed the camp of more than 190 kids from North, South and Central Abaco with the assistance of a few teachers. Officers from the Department of Immigration, Customs, Environmental Health and the Ministry of Tourism all lent their support by giving talks to the children on their various responsibilities. During the month long session campers visited many places of interest including the Hope Town lighthouse, Castaway Cay, the blue hole in Treasure Cay and Abaco wild horses. A special ceremony was held on July 28th at the school to officially close out the Abaco Police Summer Youth Camp 2006 and showcase the outstanding talents of the campers. Guests were entertained in song, dance, drum-beat and musical performances. Youth camps vary just as youths themselves vary; some are more interested in having fun and some more interested in learning. The Abaco Police Summer Youth Camp 2006 focused on both and the campers made new friends and went home with a new respect for themselves and others. Police Summer Youth Camps Come to an End Don’t Drink and Drive


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August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W September 2006 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EDT) 2 (EDT) 3 (EDT) 4 (EDT) 5 (EDT) 6 (EDT) 7 (EDT) 8 (EDT) 9 (EDT) 10 (EDT) 11 (EDT) 12 (EDT) 13 (EDT) 14 (EDT) 15 (EDT) 16 (EDT) 17 (EDT) 18 (EDT) 19 (EDT) 20 (EDT) 21 (EDT) 22 (EDT) 23 (EDT) 24 (EDT) 25 (EDT) 26 (EDT) 27 (EDT) 28 (EDT) 29 (EDT) 30 (EDT) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 2:17a 2.3 8:17a 0.7 2:54p 2.9 9:43p 0.9 3:23a 2.3 9:22a 0.7 4:01p 3.0 10:50p 0.8 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 4:33a 2.4 10:33a 0.6 5:08p 3.1 11:50p 0.6 5:40a 2.5 11:41a 0.5 6:10p 3.2 12:44a 0.4 6:40a 2.8 12:44p 0.3 7:06p 3.4 1:33a 0.2 7:34a 3.1 1:42p 0.1 7:58p 3.5 2:19a 0.0 8:25a 3.3 2:37p -0.1 8:48p 3.5 3:04a -0.2 9:15a 3.6 3:31p -0.2 9:37p 3.4 3:48a -0.2 10:04a 3.7 4:23p -0.1 10:25p 3.3 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 4:33a -0.2 10:53a 3.7 5:17p -0.1 11:14p 3.1 5:19a -0.1 11:44a 3.6 6:11p 0.1 12:05a 2.9 6:08a 0.1 12:37p 3.4 7:09p 0.3 12:59a 2.7 7:00a 0.3 1:35p 3.3 8:11p 0.5 1:58a 2.5 7:59a 0.4 2:39p 3.1 9:18p 0.6 3:04a 2.4 9:04a 0.6 3:47p 2.9 10:25p 0.7 4:14a 2.3 10:12a 0.7 4:54p 2.9 11:26p 0.7 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:19a 2.4 11:18a 0.7 5:52p 2.9 12:18a 0.6 6:15a 2.5 12:16p 0.6 6:42p 2.9 1:02a 0.6 7:03a 2.7 1:06p 0.6 7:24p 3.0 1:40a 0.5 7:45a 2.9 1:50p 0.5 8:01p 3.0 2:14a 0.4 8:22a 3.0 2:31p 0.5 8:36p 3.0 2:46a 0.4 8:57a 3.1 3:10p 0.5 9:09p 3.0 3:17a 0.4 9:30a 3.2 3:46p 0.5 9:42p 2.9 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 3:47a 0.4 10:02a 3.2 4:23p 0.6 10:15p 2.8 4:17a 0.5 10:34a 3.2 4:59p 0.7 10:49p 2.7 4:48a 0.6 11:08a 3.2 5:38p 0.7 11:25p 2.6 5:23a 0.6 11:46a 3.1 6:20p 0.8 12:06a 2.5 6:02a 0.7 12:30p 3.1 7:10p 0.9 12:54a 2.4 6:51a 0.8 1:23p 3.0 8:10p 0.9 1:53a 2.4 7:51a 0.8 2:26p 3.0 9:16p 0.9 Monthly High & Low High September 10, 10:53a 3.7 ft Low September 9, 3:48a -0.2 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows’ by Nobeltec Corporation. (503) 579-1414 € an American, Anne Otton, a resident of New Jersey, and Blain Sweeting, also an employee of Discovery Land Company. The petition was circulated by members of the committee. To gather signatures for a petition while also on the committee is a clear conflict of interest. It can be interpreted as lobbying. In the end, not all members of the committee were happy with what was done with the petition and how it was interpreted. One even went as far as to say that because of their unhappiness, they asked Silbert Mills to issue a public retraction. Mr. Mills has said no. We feel that this individual as well as the others, were being manipulated. We want everyone to be reminded that Discovery Land Company stands to make a huge profit on this enterprise and is willing to go to any lengths to achieve its goal. SGCR is not alone in understanding that a charitable foundation usually has only one member of the board as a representative, and a non-voting member at that, and the rest of the board usually consists of unbiased representatives not subject to either the benefactor or the recipients. There are many families on Guana that need financial assistance. Out of the $70 million in tourist revenue a year that Abaco sends to Nassau, only $30,000 (if that) goes to fund needed services on Guana. Despite this fact Discovery Land Company was promised Crown Land that rightfully should have gone to Bahamians and tax exemptions for 20 years. There is obviously an outstanding financial need present on Guana that is not being met by the government. This endeavor by the Discovery Land Company is not a charitable foundation. SGCRs position on this is if you want to donate to the community, then donate to the community with no strings attached. A true charitable soul would make his donation quietly and ask for nothing in return. He would not form a committee to announce his benevolence and good deeds. It can easily give the appearance that Discovery Land Company is manipulating the community by painting themselves as benefactors with one hand while controlling some board members by the strings attached to their paychecks with the other hand. In contrast to this type of approach Save Guana Cay Reef is an inclusive organization, not an exclusive gated community. Contrary to a recent Discovery Land Company press release in the Nassau Guardian, the majority of the Save Guana Cay Reef member families go back generations on Great Guana Cay. “I am extremely proud of my family’s long history here on Guana, and I will continue to fight to preserve this culture and environment for my children,” adds Troy Albury, president of SGCR. Troy’s grandfather was born and raised on Guana Cay and donated the first building to be used as a clinic on the island. Contrary to the publicity surrounding the foundation created by Discovery Land Company, his donation was not publicized and was not used to generate positive press by any development companies. Pat Weatherford Save Guana Cay Reef Association Hotel Association, who assisted in organizing the work shop. She mentioned that the Bahamas Hotel Association will soon bring in educators for hospitality training as, she said, “The concept starts in school.” She added, “ I am very excited to bring on board educators to produce students with a positive mind set.” A third member of BHA, Mrs. Ingrid Mosgrove, was also present as an organizer. Mr. Arturo Arce is a resident of Puerto Rico with 40 years experience in the hospitality service. He left the restaurant business three years ago to form Answers and Solutions, a hospitality consulting firm. 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Page 26 The Abaconian August 15, 2006Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576 Casuarina Point Different of Abaco8 rm 20 cott366-2150 Cherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages5 cottages366-2075 Grand Cay Rosie’s Place352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Cocobay Cottages6 cott365-5464 Island Properties +34 hse365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties +30365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott365-4105 Guana Cay Dolphin 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 904-982-2762 Hope Town Abaco 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 Quarters Sea Level Cottages4 hse366-3121 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals +8 hse365-6048 Schooner’s Landing 5 condos365-6072 Marsh Harbour area Abaco 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 effic367-2227 Moore’s Island Moore’s Is Bonefish Camp8 rm366-6334 Sandy Point Oeisha’s Resort366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort14 rm366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm366-4477 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse365-0083 Treasure Cay Bahama Beach Club365-8500 Island Dreams + 45 hse365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms365-8801 Wood Cay Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222 Web Sites with Abaco Information http.// + agents with multiple cottages and houses Rev. May 06 Sergeant Deanza Deon CashBy Mirella Santillo “Abaco has been good to me and it is getting better, ” said Sgt. Cash as he reminisced over the last ten years he has spent on the island. Deanza Deon Cash was promoted to the rank of Sgt. on April 15th after being made Cpl. in 2003. Sgt. Cash joined the Police Force in 1993 in Nassau and was transferred to Abaco in 1996. Ten years later, he is married, has three children, Demitris, Dalhia and Angel, and has just been promoted to the grade of Sgt. So yes, Abaco has been good to him! His first post as a Const. was in Fox Town where he spent two and a half years and where he met his wife, Natanya Cash. They have celebrated their seventh anniversary. “It is wonderful to be back in the North”, said the Sgt., who, following his promotion, has been put in charge of Cooper’s Town Police Station as of May 25th. He now oversees Treasure Cay and Green Turtle Cay stations, too, and supervises nine officers. In the mean time, he served over three years on Moore’s Island, a few months in Cooper’s Town, Sandy Point, Grand Cay and nearly two years in Marsh Harbour. “I am happy to serve the people of Abaco and especially the people of the North,” he said. “I am looking forward to starting community youth groups. I want to work closely with the schools and would like to form a Community Marching Band. Also I would like to stress physical education and try to entice young men to join the Royal Bahamas Police Force,” he explained. He is ready to face the challenges that come with his new position of which, he said, “most are routine police work.” Sgt. Cash expressed his gratitude to the people in his life who have supported him, specially his parents, Samuel and Betty Cash. “I would like to thank all of those who have encouraged me and prepared me for this elevation in my career, parents, family members, supervisors and all concerned citizens of Abaco and the Bahamas.” A special thanks to the residents of Moore’s Island, Rev. Anthony Williams, Ms. Lilian Laing, Ms. Ruthamae Davis, Ms. Pasterina Davis and past and present council members. Two other policemen were also promoted in April, Forbes of Marsh Harbour and Johnson of Treasure Cay became Corporals on that date.Corporal Vincent ForbesBy Mirella Santillo Promoted to Corporal in April, officer Vincent Forbes now undertakes investigative duties. Upon completing two courses in investigation in Nassau, one in 2004 and one in 2005 and after receiving his promotion on April 6th, Cpl. Vincent Forbes has become a detective. “I have a passion for investigative work ” he said. The hours are more flexible so I can continue to take investigative courses at home. When I come to work in the morning, I am in the proper frame of mind to receive complaints and follow up with investigations that will satisfy the law. Solving cases is not my only goal. I also try to assist people and educate them about the law. I especially advise young men who have been arrested and try to motivate them into becoming good fathers for their children and responsible members of the community. I try to let them know that there is another side of life besides crime.” Besides police work, Cpl. Forbes enjoys reading and public speaking. He also likes to meet people. “In my free time I try to exercise and play football.” Police Officers Are Promoted Sgt. Cash Cpl. Forbes Graduate students Clark Bryner and Kevin Seegmiller from the University of Utah were on Abaco in February this year collecting a broad base of Abaco information for a Graphical Information System. This GIS system combines the conventional information found on a topographical map with layered data based on social, physical, environmental, political and other criteria. With appropriate software and access to the GIS system, scientists, politicians, government agencies, teachers and others can ask the GIS system for specific information which is presented in a graphical mapped display. Information was being collected on • physical land and coastal features • water table, dumps and landfills • water and electrical distribution systems • roads, ferry routes, docks and marinas • water depths and coastal currents • wetlands and mangrove areas • conservation and agricultural data • pine forests, coppice and farm land • blue holes, parks and recreational areas • social and economic elements • residential, commercial and industrial areas and as much general data as they were able to locate. This will all be integrated into a GIS database in which the various elements can be requested. When completed, the system will be of enormous value to government agencies for long range planning and zoning, developers for appropriate land use, conservationists for selecting appropriate park and reserve areas and to assist those attempting to plan Abaco’s future. The different map elements are layered and can be overlayed on the map of Abaco as the researcher requests. This study is being sponsored by The Caribbean branch of Nature Conservancy with support from Friends of the Environment. It is expected that a presentation may be held on Abaco in September giving the public some insights into the possibilities this new system offers. GIS Map Will Give Much Information A map was used to illustrate the various elements which the GIS system can portray. Shown are, l to r, Anita Knowles of Friends of the Environment; Clark Bryner and Kevin Seegmiller, both of Utah State University, and Roland Bevins of the local Ministry of Works Department. On the extreme right is Steve Schill of The Nature Conservancy which is sponsoring the project.


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 Dive Shops Abave & Below...........................................367-0350 Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbour...................... 367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harb.........367-2963 Froggies, Hope Town................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay..................365-8465 Treasure C. Adventures............................. 365-8111 Brendal’s Dive, Green T. Cay.................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................... 365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop...........................365-6013 Bikes & Scooters • Boats • Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Bargain Car Rentals..........................367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4655 Donnie’s Boat Rentals.......................365-4119 Loggerhead Boat Rental....................365-5461 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cat’s Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cas’s Carts........................................365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown • Daily unless notedAlbury’s Ferry Service • Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 • VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:30 Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am 12:15 pm2:30* (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* (M-Sat) 4:30 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45am‡ 10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30Same day fare • Adult oneway $15 / Round Trip $20 • Kids 6-11 half fare Free under 6‡ From Union Jack Dock Except holidays + Hope Town late trips Fri & Sat onlyGreen Turtle Ferry • Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 • VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) • Round trip $12 Extra to some destinationsAbaco Adventures • Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for timePinder’s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean’s Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLean’s Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $45 OW / $90 RT • Children half fare • Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLean’s Town • Rental automobiles at both terminals.Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119 or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates • Adults $95 RT, $55 OW • Cars & trucksIslander Express Bus M Harbour & Sandy Point -call 366-4444 or 457-9958Enovahs Bus Service Hourly bus through Murphy Town, Dundas Town & Marsh Harbour to Ferry dock. Spring City early morning & late afternoon.The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus to N Abaco • Call 367-2165 Lv Marsh H. 5 am & 12:30 pm, connect with ferry to Grand Bahama & bus to Freeport Lv Crown Haven 9:30 am & 5:30 pm bringing ferry passengers to Marsh Harbour From Freeport take cruise ship to Ft. Lauderdale or ferry to West Palm Beach Sandy Point Patrick Roberts ....366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain .......366-4107 Floyd Burrows .....366-4175 Links Adderly .......366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows .....366-4233 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury .........375-8068 Terrance Davis ....367-4464 Buddy Pinder .......366-2163 Justin Sands .......367-3526 Danny Sawyer .....367-3577 Jay Sawyer .........367-3941 Man-O-War David Albury ........365-6059 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell ...........3 66-3259Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............366-2107 Randy Sawyer .........366-2284 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ............366-3058 Budy Pinder .............366-2165 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 16, AUGUSST 15th 2006 Vacation Bible School Provided Bible Training, Music and Fun Activities The Church of God of Prophecy in Dundas Town held a vacation Bible school for community youth. Several came from Nassau to assist Rev. Mildred Ferguson with the program. See story on page 27 Each session of Goombay this year featured two talented Abaco youth. One of them is eliminted each week. At the final Goombay Festival, the remaining five will compete and a finalist will be chosen. These are the two who performed on July 28. They are Avery Thompson and Paticia Curry. The final Festival will be on August 11. See story on page 2. Goombay Showcased Abaco Talent Seven winners of the 15th on-line puzzle of a Volvo promotion began their final search on August 6 when two women and five men finalists won the right to decipher the final clues to locate a buried Volvo. They were the finalists out of 52,000 U.S. contestants and many overseas contestants who entered a Volvo promotional contest beginning June 12 and which ran for four weeks. Participants began by getting a free entry form from a Volvo dealer. The seven were taken to Green Turtle Cay by helicopter, then to Guana Cay and finally to Hope Town on August 8 where they had to find and decipher additional clues to move to the next level of the competition. This process eliminated five persons, leaving an American and a Japanese who were last seen in the Little Harbour area. Three of the contestants were from the United States, and one each from Japan, Spain, the U.K. and Austria. The trophy is a buried Volvo XC90 V8 SUV valued at $82,000 and specially customized after the Disney movie Pirates of the Caribbean Dead ManÂ’s Chest. We have been told that the car was finally located in the dune north of PeteÂ’s Pub in Little Harbour. It was thoughtfully sealed inside a metal shipping container. The winner will be announced August 11 by Volvo. The episode can be viewed on August 24 online at Buried Volvo Brings Seven FinalistsCar Competition Will Promote Abaco Please see Volvo Page 26Crawfish Season Begins with Slow StartAccording to one buyer, the season got off to a slow start on August 1. A fisherman complained that all his traps had been tunred upside down so he came back emptyhanded. It will take a week or two to see that the season if really like. The Save Guana Cay Reef Association appealed to the Privy Council in London to have an injunction placed against BakerÂ’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club. On July 27 BakerÂ’s Bay was informed that the Privy Council did rule against BakerÂ’s Bay. It issued an injunction against the developers to stop work on the development. The company has once again agreed to abide by the conditions that they voluntarily put in place last November. Those five conditions included not cutting down any vegetation and trees, not disturbing the Please see BakerÂ’s Bay Page 2 BakerÂ’s Bay Work Is Halted By Mirella Santillo Approximately 70 people, as young as five and as old as fifty, gathered from three islands i43n The Bahamas and from Miami to compete in the fourth annual Karate Tournament organized by Mr. Charlton Toote. The event was held at New Vision Ministries and brought a large crowd of supporters and on-lookers. The competition started with the youngest 4and 5-year-olds, such as the Davis twins Leota and Talia, Abaco Hosts Karate Tournamentwho placed second and third in the girlsÂ’ competition, and Timothy, Augy and Ricky who placed first, second and third in the boysÂ’ division. It then moved on to the 7/ 8 year old boys and girls, to the 10/11 and adults. The winner of the boys 7/8 category, seven-year-old Joshua Wong, is already a Please see Karate Page 25


Page 2 B The Abaconian August 15, 2006 www.grahamrealestate.comEkali by The SeaVilla San Paulo is a spacious, beautiful, 3 bed, 2 bath villa resembling a Swiss chalet. It also features wide, covered decks which are ideal for entertaining just 20ft from the sea. Only a step away from the villa is a beautiful 27ft swimming pool edging the sea with a cabana at one end which affords spectacular views to those relaxing within. Under contract. The Main House on 2 levels is Ekali a beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath house that has a rich English flair. The Guest Quarters are on the ground level & boast another 2 bed, 2 bath with full kitchen, open dining & sitting room. Just outside the lovely French doors on the sea side is a spacious deck. The existing 60ft dock is included with this property. $1,600,000 Set back on a hill Kashmir House is a unique home that offers a view of the ocean from every room as well as magnificent views of the nearby English gardens. This very attractive, well built home sits at the center of the estate and is constructed with aluminum & hurricane proof glass. This home is spacious & can accommodate a very large family. $1,300,000 Alcantara I & Alcantara II are 2 identical 4 bed, 4 bath homes, built using the best craftsmanship. Alcantara I & II sit on very high, solid concrete bases hence they stand above all the other cottages, overlooking the entire estate with an excellent view of the Bay of Abaco from the wrap around porch. Just below these 2 homes sit a large, spacious 35ft. pool. $1,400,000 Ekali by The Seas a magnificent commercial property consisting of 5 upscale villas & 1 cozy cottage. Ekali lies in a lush tropical setting with beautifully landscaped gardens on the Sea of Abaco which offers breathtaking views of the ocean during the day and unimaginable evening sunsets. Now you can be a part of this idyllic community by the sea. Choose from one of these unique existing homes. Call Patti Love at Graham Real Estate today to find out more about this exciting investment opportunity!NOW SUBDIVIDED INTO AN OCEANFRONT COMMUNITY WITH EXISTING HOMES FOR SALEPatti LoveOffice: (242) 366-0601 Cell: (242) 554-9429 Fax: (242) 366-0602Regional Offices: Nassau (242) 356-5030 € Eleuthera (242) 335-5464Email: patti@grahamrealestate.comEkali by The Sea Showing Integrity Every Day By Mirella Santillo The penultimate Junkanoo of the summer took place on July 28th and drew more crowds than usual, most likely because two of the scheduled performers, Avery Thompson and Modern Vintage, are big favorites of Abaconians. Once again, Master of Ceremony, Ms. Shelly Austin, engaged the audience and soon people, including children, were trying their luck at limbo. There was good music galore that evening with another popular group, Stone McEwan and Thunder. It was the last chance for young people with performing talent to enter the Abaco Teen of the Year competition before the final which will take place on August 11th. There is not a Goombay Festival without Junkanoo and this Friday it was the turn of the Spring City Rockers to parade again with new colorful costumes. The talented New Wave Dancers from Grand Bahama entertained the crowd that was swelling as the evening wore off till the well worth waiting for performance of Modern Vintage. The popular group from Nassau which specializes in vintage Rock n’ Roll music performs at various functions on Abaco throughout the year including the Reef Ball. It was another very successful summer evening in Marsh Harbour, well planned as usual by the Ministry of Tourism and well attended by locals and visitors. Apart from a couple of drizzles, the weather cooperated most of the evening. The New Wave Dancers, a dance troup from Freeport, Grand Bahama, have proven themselves very popular with the Abaco audience. One of the girls is shown above. Goombay Continues To Entertain Crowds mangroves and wetlands, not excavating and dredging, not building any structures and not constructing roads. Baker’s Bay appealed the decision within 48 hours. Baker’s Bay felt that the order was made without hearing any submissions by the developer. At this time Baker’s Bay is now awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court which should be made later this month. The basic issue of SGCR is that the government should not have allowed the developers to use Treasury Land and Crown Land. A statement by Baker’s Bay stated, “ImPrivy Council Issues Injunction Baker’s BayFrom Page 1 portantly, we believe that this latest legal maneuver by Mr. Smith and SGCR will be quickly addressed and hopefully disposed of once our case and the Government’s case is presented to the Privy Council. “Since the above two events, we can inform that the developers and their attorneys have applied to the Privy Council for a discharge of the injunction. We remain deeply committed to the well conceived and environmentally responsible Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club development plans. Importantly, we have every confidence that the legal systems in both The Bahamas and the United Kingdom will vindicate the actions and plans of the developers for the Baker’s Bay project.” This aerial view of Baker’s Bay shows most of the 500 acres owned by the Discovery Bay Company. The Crown and Treasury lands being protested is at the far right side in the photo and is where the marina, utilities and service areas would be located. This site is one of the most beautiful areas of Abaco.


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 B MARSH HARBOUR #3100W W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT Ten acre pennisula perfect for a marina or small development. Deep water with a dredged canal. $2,500, 242.367.5046 TILLOO CAY #2723 TILLOO DREAMW W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT on the Sea of Abaco 1 bed 1 bath cottage, 1.33 acre of land, access to the Atlantic, shared dock. $597, 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #2516 CROSSWINDSS S S S SEA EA EA EA EA V V V V VIEWS IEWS IEWS IEWS IEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800 sq.ft. furnished family home with apartment, central A/C, generator, fresh water well. $820, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3071C C C C CANALFR ANALFR ANALFR ANALFR ANALFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT lot on the northern side of Galleon Bay Drive overlooking Carleton Point Development. $310, 242.477.5821 MARSH HARBOUR #2818 HARBOUR HOUSEH H H H HARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 2 acres, 200Â’+ of protected deep water. 2,800 sq. ft. 4 bed, 3.5 bath home with excellent elevation. $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. 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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 242.366.056908-15-06GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA Y Y Y Y YWATERFRONT 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 ANDLot 58, Block 11, Subdivision 1. #3351 $24,000. TREASURE CAY #3070 TRANQUILITYP P P P PEA EA EA EA EA CEFUL CEFUL CEFUL CEFUL CEFUL N N N N NEIGHBORHOOD EIGHBORHOOD EIGHBORHOOD EIGHBORHOOD EIGHBORHOOD very clean CBS 3 bed 3 bath with central A/C. 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 15, 2006 Recent Hurricane HistoryThe Tainos, the original inhabitants of The Bahamas, believed that violent and devastating storms were caused by a bad or destructive spirit whose name was jurakan. The Spaniards, who were the first Europeans known to encounter the Tainos, converted jurakan into the Spanish huracan. English has since adopted the word as hurricane, the word we use to describe the deadly, most violent weather known to man that can shatter lives and change history. Abaconians know only too well the history-changing power of hurricanes. Several severe hurricanes caused loss of live and extensive damage to Marsh Harbour in the late 1920s. Settlements like Crown Haven, Dundas Town and Murphy Town were built to provide new and safer homesteads for residents whose homes in places like Cave Cay, Old Place, Cornish Town and Bluff Point were destroyed by hurricanes in the 1930’s. Sandy Point lost a number of its young men when a hurricane in 1936 took two schooners by surprise on the western side of Abaco near Grand Bahama, destroying both boats and killing the entire crew of sixteen or seventeen. In September 1965 Betsy landed a direct hit on Abaco causing a good deal of property damage, especially to boats, while teaching Abaconians a lesson about just how unpredictable a hurricane can be. Betsy left and came back in a hurry, catching almost everyone by surprise. The physical shape of the Sandy Point shoreline was changed by Betsy in such a way that the settlement has a serious problem with beach erosion, which has been compounded by the indiscriminate removal of sand for construction purposes and the building of a solid-filled ramp which altered ocean currents. We have suffered several bad storms in recent years. Hurricane Floyd in September 1999 was the worst recent storm with winds putting it as a low Category 3 storm. That storm damaged towns the length of Abaco as the eye followed the island from south to north. Every community was adversely affected. But with several days’ warning, fortunately, there was no loss of life. That storm was preceded by Hurricane Dennis and followed by Irene. Unfortunately, Abaco suffered one death from Irene when a tornado ripped apart a house in Bahama Palm. After a lull of a few years, we suffered with three hurricanes recently. In 2004 there was Frances followed three weeks later by Jeanne. Although winds were not so high, flooding occurred in several communities. Then last year we received a fluke band of nasty weather from Wilma. Although the center was many miles away, one band brought winds causing high water on the west which resulted in extensive flooding. Housese on Grand Cay were damaged As we move into the deadliest months of the hurricane season late August through September let us remember that we are in a period of more numerous and more severe storms. The season has been relatively mild so far, especially compared to last year. But we should not let down our guard. Jurakan is as alive and devious as ever. We should know what it takes to be prepared to minimize the risk of loss of life and property and act accordingly. Although we can do nothing to affect a hurricane’s path or intensity, we can all prepare. We stress with our reader that you use this section of the paper to be your guide to prepare in case we have another hit this year. Preparation needs to begin well ahead of any storm being predicted to affect Abaco.How Hurricanes FormHurricanes are intense low pressure areas that form over warm ocean waters in the summer and early fall. Their source of energy is water vapor which is evaporated from the ocean surface. Water vapor is the “fuel” for the hurricanes because it releases A Guide to Hurricane Preparation General Information heat when it condenses to form clouds and rain, warming the surrounding air. Usually, the heat released in this way in tropical thunderstorms is carried away by wind shear, which blows the top off the thunderstorms. But when there is little wind shear, this heat can build up, causing low pressure to form. The low pressure causes wind to begin to spiral inward toward the center of the low. These winds help to evaporate even more water vapor from the ocean, spiraling inward toward the center, feeding more showers and thunderstorms and warming the upper atmosphere still more. The showers and thunderstorms where all of this energy is released are usually organized into bands, sometimes called “feeder bands” as well as into an “eye wall” encircling the center of the storm. The eye wall is where the strongest winds occur, which encircle the warmest air in the eye of the hurricane. The relatively cloud-free eye is where calm winds can exist.


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 B Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660Showing Integrity Every DayOnly minutes from Marsh Harbour & Elbow Cay, there are two 80 x 125 choice lots available. Identical in size & price, both lots can boast picturesque sunsets, & views of the Sea of Abaco. There is soon to be dockage close by. Roads are in great condition, & this desirable location is walking distance from the local restaurant. Tahiti Beach is a skiff ride across. Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters #2200 & #2201 $70,0002 lots available each lot priced atNEW LISTING!Ekali lies in a lush tropical setting on the Sea of Abaco which offers breathtaking views of the ocean. Now you can be a part of this idyllic community by the sea. There are 6 available,1/2 Acre lots w/ own dock slip. All of these lovely homesites come with full access to the facilities of Ekali Estates. This includes, magnificent oceanfront, own dock slip in brand new marina, lush landscaped grounds and pool. Charming Bahamian Cottage sleeps 8 people. This property is a boaters delight within mins of Elbow Cay, w/ own large dock, Green Bananas is situated on a magnificant beach overlooking The fishing cut of Tilloo. It has 1 master bed, & a 10ft area that sleeps 6 & a smaller day bed in the living area. Fully furnished. Enjoy the Grand covered deck that situated on the beach with a built in bar for entertaining. #2147 $833,000Green Bananas Cottage Lubbers Quarters14 +/acres. 330 feet of secluded beach front, 70 ft elevations, fruit trees, lush landscaping, small cottage with separate "snore box", a stones throw away from the world famous "Abaco Club". Winding roads throughout the property. Little Harbour 2 miles to the north. A developers paradise.NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! Casuarina PointEXCLUSIVE LISTINGS Ocean View Cottage Lubbers Quarters #1926 $518,000Ocean view Cottage is a one of a kind tree house secluded in Lubbers Quarters Cay. On the side of Ocean view Cottage is a hill that is 50ft above sea-level. The living room w/ hardwood floors & 6 French doors which open onto a screened porch is on the main floor. The porch wraps around on 3 sides w/ an enticing view from every door to window. This charming cottage is a must see! Sits on a double lot with over 150' canal frontage. Hardy panel exterior, concrete base, Very well constructed. The interior needs to be completed to new the owners specifications. 10ft ceilings, large walk-in master closet. Decking out back, very private. 1 floor, no garage. brand new, never lived in. This is the "Bone Fishing Capital" of Abaco #2226 $462,000Spectacular ocean views from this choice hilltop location. Ideal for a subdivision, on rapidly growing Lubber's Quarters, 15,190 sq. ft of lush terrain, this immense acreage will give a great return on investment. A must see, as this location is in great demand. Ocean View Subdivision Lubbers Quarters #1946 $300,000 #1955 $7,500,000Little Harbour Winding BayCall for an appointment today. To view all of our Bahamas Listings go to Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0100 Cell: (242) 357-6819 Fax: (242) 367-0099 june@grahamrealestate.comJune E. Russell, BRIHope Town (242) 366-0601 Cell: (242) 554-9429 Fax: (242) 366-0602 patti@grahamrealestate.comPatti Love, RealtorKashmir House is a unique home that offers a view of the ocean from every room as well as magnificent views of the nearby English gardens. This 1 storey, 3 bed, 2 bath very attractive, well built home is constructed w/ aluminum & hurricane proof glass. This home is spacious & can accommodate a very large family. The kitchen is ideal for entertaining, w/ lovely breakfast area. Kashmir HouseEkali by The Sea, Hope Town#1929 $1,300,000Breathtaking views await you once you are standing upon this lovely 10,000 square foot hill top property in Long Beach. Lot # 370 is a corner lot with great elevation and views of the open Atlantic Ocean. Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood about 30 minutes south of Marsh Harbour with quality neighbours to entertain once you build your dream home. Long Beach #2205 $75,500 Ekali by The Shore Hope Town #1927 $310,000


Page 6 B The Abaconian August 15, 2006 P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph. 242-367-4962 E-mail: or Leslie Pinder Little Orchard Lovely 3 bed / 2 bath home, furnished, split air a/c units with effiency apt. on the side, great neighbourhood for kids. EXCLUSIVE $300,000 Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed downstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. EXCLUSIVE $290,000 High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $710,000 Pelican Shores 2 Prestigious WATERFRONT lots on Pelican shores with deep water frontage and street frontage, already cleared with high and flat elevation. Lots can be sold individually Lot 1 approx 10,000 sq. ft. $569,000 Lot 2 approx. 12000 sq. ft. This lot includes an inground swimming pool with landscaped area. $699,000 Exclusive, Call for Additional 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 Bahama Palm Shores Lot in Section I Price $41,000 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: les 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) Hurricane InformationSince the mid 1990s there has been much more hurricane activity. These active seasons are expected to continue for the next 10 to 15 years. This is due to the higher than normal temperatures of the Atlantic Ocean. Although the hurricane season is officially from June 1 to November 30 each year, the peak of the season in terms of both number of hurricanes and intensity occurs in September and October. During this time most of the hurricanes are spawned in the Atlantic waters east of the Lesser Antilles. Storms earlier in the season tend to be of minimal strength and frequently form in the Caribbean area. Formation of a hurricane depends on many factors coming together. Warm humid air and warm water vapor supply its energy. There needs to be convection activity and vertical wind motion to take air from sea level to move it up through the system. The wind system must have the right amount of spin or twist which is provided by the rotating earth. The center of the storm or eye may travel ten to fifteen miles per hour with the storm extending out from the center 150 to 200 miles. Inside the eye is calm and the skies may be clear. But that is deceptive because the wind on the other side of the eye blows in the opposite direction from the first part of the storm. If people do not understand when the eye of the hurricane is passing and they leave a secure location, they may be caught in deadly winds and torrential rain.Hurricane DangersHurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes and flooding. This means it is important for you and your family to have a plan that includes coping with all of these hazards.Storm Surge A storm surge is a rise in sea level near the “eye” of the hurricane. As the storm nears land, this raised level of water becomes a wall of water which is the greatest threat to life and property. Most hurricane-related deaths are caused by the storm surge. Because of the low pressure in the eye and the high winds, the ocean surface is raised. This arch of water can be as wide as 50 miles. As the storm approaches land this water can be raised up to 20 feet high which destroys buildings, erodes beaches and produces massive floods. The height of the surge in a particular area is also determined by the slope of the underwater shoreline. A shallow slope off the coast will allow a greater surge to inundate coastal communities. Communities with a steeper shelf will not see as much surge inundation, although large breaking waves can still present major problems. Storm tides, waves, and currents in confined harbours severely damage docks, marinas and pleasure boats as well as surrounding buildings. The storm surge can destroy the lower floors of some buildings or even destroy the foundations of residences, causing the homes to wash away.Wind Speed The intensity of a hurricane is expressed in wind speeds and potential damage. High winds of a hurricane move in a large spiral around its eye and can be several hundred miles wide. Hurricane-force winds can easily destroy poorly constructed buildings and mobile homes. Debris such as signs, roofing material, and small items left outside become flying missiles in hurricanes. Extensive damage to trees, towers, water and underground utility lines (from uprooted trees) and fallen poles cause considerable disruption. The strongest winds usually occur in the right side of the eye wall of the hurricane.Flooding is another danger that hurricanes present. While storm surge is always a potential threat, more people have died from flooding from 1970 up to 2000. Flooding is caused by two situations. Rainfall can be very heavy although heavy rains are not directly related to the wind speed of hurricanes.In fact, some of the greatest rainfall amounts have occured from weaker storms that drift slowly or stall over an area. The other source of flooding is from the storm surge. Abaco has suffered from both types of flooding. In Hurricane Jeanne in 2004 heavy rains flooded the entire island, something that many old timers had never seen while Hurricane Wilma pushed water in from the west, creating much damage to Marsh Harbour and other communiites.Tornadoes can also be a threat and Abaco has suffered from several. Specifically, Hurricane Irene in 1999 spawned several tonradoes, killing one woman and damaging many buildings. However, tornatoes are not as common at our latitude as they are when the storms move farther north. Hurricane Dangers and TermsWeather Terms When weather reports are given on television or radio, they use terms which we should be familiar with. • A tropical depression with winds up to 38 miles per hour • A tropical storm with winds up to 72 miles per hour • A hurricane with winds of 73 miles per hour or more The weathermen also rate the hurricanes in categories according to their potential to cause disaster. Category 1 Winds of 73 to 95 miles per hour. Damage may include flooding of low-lying coastal areas, small boats may be torn from their moorings in exposed anchorages. Category 2 Winds of 96 to 110 miles per hour. Damage will be moderate and may include flooding in low areas, cutting off access through low lying roads and some damage to roofing materials, windows and doors. Category 3 Winds of 111 to 130 miles per hour. Damage will be major and may include high water blocking inland roads, serious coastal flooding, destruction to small buildings. Category 4 Winds of 131 to 155 miles per hour. Damage will be severe and may include cutting off access roads, major damage to lower floors of buildings near shore because of flooding and battering of waves and debris, and collapse of roofs on many small buildings. Category 5 Winds of more than 155 miles per hour. Damage will be catastrophic and may include buildings collapsing, many roofs collapsing, extensive shattering of glass and windows, small buildings overturned and blown away. Many times a hurricane will cause flooding which is so severe that vehicles cannot move around for a day or two. The flooding can be caused by heavy rainfall or by the wind blowing water into harbours or on low lying property. This photo, taken after Hurricane Francis in 2004 shows flooding from rain water. That hurricane dumped 19.42” on Abaco


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 B Casuarina Pointvacant lot in quiet community, 10,000 sq.ft a nd 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 gr owing community. Won’t lastlong. $60,000 *Sand Banks -Canal property, small home, with mature fruit trees. Very private. Lots also available –Call for details. *Bahama Coral Islandvacant property in Bahama Coral Island, financing available-Call for details. August 15th, 2006Green Turtle Cay-#5191 Luxurious home located on a 2.5 mile sandy beach. Consisting 5 bed, 4 baths 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. $995,000.00-Call Mailin .Green Turtle Cay-#5532-2 bed/2 bath beach house on Bita Bay. Central A/C, fully equipped kitchen, water maker and more. Great rental history Call Chris Yellowwood -#5427Incomplete 1bed/1bath home comprises 24,621 sq ft. Built of wood & durable cement siding. $150,000.00-Call Mailin Yellowwood-2H-# 548437,368 sq.ft., featuring 184’ on the Atlantic rocky shoreline, minutes away from Cherokee Sound and Winding Bay. $275,000.00 –Call Mailin Green Turtle Cay-1.6 Acre beachfront lot located on the most beautiful beach on the island. Approx. 130’ on the beach and 560’ deep. $850,000 –Call Chris NEW LISTING Galleon Bay, Treasure Cay #5701-Canal front, 122’ sea walled, 20,000 sq.ft. $305,000.00 -Call Claudius . NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Guana Cay-#5734 Vacant beachfront property running 78’ on the Atlantic & comprises approx. 18,350 sq.ft. This won’t last long. $350,000 –Call Mailin NEW EXCLUSIVEMAGNIFICENT ACREAGE"Pascoe House“This 4.673 acre property comprises approx. 600 ft of harbour front in the prestigious Pelican Shores area, Marsh Harbour, Abaco and features a deep water dock. The 2-bed, 1.5-bath Pascoe House has 2,500 sq ft of living space with the living room and patio commanding gorgeous harbour views.The property includes a 2 bed/2 bath guest cottage with porch, a 1 bed/1 bath cottage, dock house, one car garage and generator house.Beautifully landscaped yard. US$4,500,000-Call Mailin .ManjackCay -10 acres with beautiful beachfront at both ends. Protected anchorage on west side.. Great development property $2,000,000.00 –Call one of our agents today. .Man-O-War Cay # 5509 3 bed/3bath, two story home near Atlantic Ocean. Upstairs loft, 17.5 KW generator, outdoor patios, basement,manicured lawn. $750,000.00-Call Mailin .Leisure Lee-#5366 -3bd, 2bth home 1,600 sq ft, in quiet neighborhood with extensive wrap around screened in porch and central A/C. Beach access. $295,000.00 –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# 242-365-4695 Claudius Rolle Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph# 242-367-2992 Lee Pinder Cherokee Sound, Abaco Ph# 242-366-2053 100 Years. Millions of Dreams.Find Yours Here NEW LISTING Leisure Lee-#5739 A lovely 3 bed, 2 bath canal front home. Features 57’ dock and over 17,000 sq.ft of property. A boater’s delight.-$950,000-Call Mailin .New Exclusive ListingsYellowwood Creek Lot 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 Turtle Rocks-Multi 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.ft-200’ stretches across a powder white sand beach. Electricity in place. $550,000.00-Call Mailin .NEW LISTING Treasure Cay-Listing #5740 Beachfront two bedroom, two bathroom villa with a "Lagoon" style swimming pool. Offered at $636,000 Call Chris. MailinSands Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph.# 242-367-2992 mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.comREDUCED .NEW LISTING Green Turtle#5777-2 bed/2 bath beach house w/ loft.1 bed/1 bath apart. Below, wrap around porches, standby gen., water maker, central A/C. Offered at $1,850,000.00 -Call Chris NEW LISTING Green Turtle#5777-2 bed/2 bath beach house w/ loft.1 bed/1 bath apart. Below, wrap around porches, standby gen., water maker, central A/C. Offered at $1,850,000.00 -Call Chris


Page 8 B The Abaconian August 15, 2006 Special Summer/Fall Air Fare for Bahamian Residents• All travel on these tickets must be completed by 12/15/2006. • Tickets may be purchased at the ticket counters or through the Ft Lauderdale office and must be paid in full at time of purchase. • Purchaser must present valid Bahamian passport with US visa, or valid passport of another country with valid Bahamian work permit and valid US visa at time of purchase. • Tickets are non-refundable. • Baggage allowance of 50 lbs including carry-on. Excess baggage traveling with you is $0.70 per pound and travels on a space available basis. • All freight and excess luggage checked in at departure will travel within one week at the rate of $0.45 per pound.Abaco Price $190 plus US taxes of $38.65 and Bahamian departure tax ($15)Eleuthera Price $240 plus US and Bahamian taxesSPECIAL FREIGHT RATEDeliveries Thru October 31, 2006$0.45 per pound (DIM Weight Pricing) Marsh Harbour 367-0140 • Treasure Cay 365-8660 Ft. Lauderdale 954-359-8266 North Eleuthera 335-1696 • Governor’s Harbour 332-3340 • Rock Sound 334-2795 Daily Service from Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War, Hope Town, and Guana Cay Barge & Tug Charter Service Throughout the Abacos We haul Sand, Rock, & Fill and NOW! 40ft Containers & Flat Racks Delivery direct to the site Marine Dredging/Excavation Water Deliveries R e l i a b l e I I n t e r -I I s l a n d F r e i g h t S S e r v i c eN o j j o b t t o o B B i g o o r t t o o S S m a l l P.O. AB 22985, Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: 242-365-6247 Fax:242-365-6248 / VHF ch16 Hurricane Early Preparation Hurricane preparations must be started now to ensure that we are ready for any storm that threatens. The key to surviving is the preparations you make beforehand. After a hurricane is predicted to come close, too many things need to be done in a short period of time and some things are sure to be forgotten or left undone. It is good to prepare now before a storm is predicted. If you wait until the last minute to purchase supplies, the lines may be long and store shelves may be empty, leaving you ill-prepared. The following suggestions are recommended.Early PreparationsThe most important preparation for home owners and business owners is to have shutters for all your windows and doors. They need to fit well and install quickly. If you use wood, you need at least 5/8 inch thick plywood. These shutters need to be made and fitted well before a storm is announced. But keep in mind that plywood is difficult to handle and install, even more difficult in high winds. Now is the time to check to see that shutters are in good condition and you have the necessary hardware for installing them. Other types of shutters include aluminum, steel and wind-resistent plastic panels. More expensive roll down shutter systems offer protection with little maintenance. If you need a ladder for installation, make sure you have one available. It is good to keep a supply of boards for last minute repairs. If you do not have shutters, now is the time to purchase or construct them. If you have a gabled roof, make sure that the gable is internally well braced. Also make sure that there is wood sheathing, either planks or plywood, behind the gabled end walls. A bead of good adhesive caulking along the joint of the beam and decking of your roof will greatly increase the strength of the roof. Entry doors are easily damaged by high winds. Bolt all doors with foot and head bolts with a minimum of 1-inch of the bolt length in use. Garage doors are quite vulnerable to high winds. In the United States about 80 percent of residential hurricane wind damage starts with wind entry through garage doors. Check the insurance on your house or business to be sure that the coverage is what you want. Check specifically if you are covered for flood damage, sewer backup and wind damage. See if you have “replacement cost coverage” or “actual cash value coverage.” With replacement cost coverage the insurance company will replace your home or possessions with exact replacements. If your policy is for actual cost value coverage, you will receive only the current depreciated value of your house or possessions. Collect all important documents which are irreplaceable or very important. These include insurance policies, ownership documents such as property deeds, titles of cars and boats. Remember birth certificates and passports and pictures you value and any other papers important to you. These should be kept in a plastic bag or container which can be sealed to be waterproof and kept with you. Make copies and keep the copies in another secure place. Remember to make copies of the items in your wallet, driver’s licenses, credit cards, etc. This is a good time to take pictures of rooms in your house which show your furnishings. Then have a camera and film on hand for recording damage for insurance claims purposes. These are excellent when dealing with insurance adjustors as proof of what you have lost. Shuttering up homes and businesses is essential for protection of buildings. It is crucial not to let wind get in a building because once wind blows through a building, pressure will increase to blow out windows and doors, and perhaps even the roof. These men are securing the First Caribbean Bank building in Marsh Harbour.


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Page 10 B The Abaconian August 15, 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 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: Hurricane Guide Review Plans Early GeneratorsGas or diesel-powered generators can provide temporary power until BEC can be operational. Be sure to have fuel and oil on hand for the generator. Remember several precautions. • Do not connect a portable generator to the building wiring. Plug appliances directly into the generator. • Place the generator outdoors or in a very well ventilated area. • Check the oil every time you add gas. • Conserve fuel by alternating appliances. For example, refrigerators can be kept cool by supplying power for six to eight hours a day.Protect Your PropertyProtect your property the best you can. Remember that wind and water are potentially two very dangerous elements of any storm and your goal is to keep both these out of your house. Most damage to homes occurs when a window gets broken or doors blow in, allowing the wind to blow through. • Check your roof for loose shingles or tiles and make sure they are securely fastened down. Check for other repairs that need to be done. • Clean up your yard of debris that could be damaging in high winds. • Check around your house for dead or dying trees. Trim shrubbery to reduce damage to the plants. If tree limbs are potentially damaging to power lines, notify BEC to have its crew trim the branches. Do not attempt to do this yourself because of the danger of the live power lines. • Secure all outdoor furniture, garbage cans and objects outdoors.Get Necessary SuppliesBuy supplies early at the beginning of the season. These should include a batteryoperated AM/FM radio with extra batteries, one flashlight with extra batteries for each person in your family, candles, kerosene lamps, water-proof matches, first aid kit. Be very careful with kerosene lamps and candles during a storm. If the wind blows something over with a flame, it could start a fire. You do not need to contend with a fire during a storm. Get your supplies early to avoid a rush and crowded stores just prior to a storm. Also remember that stores could run out of essential supplies that you may want.Water Supply Is CriticalHave enough bottled water and extra water in clean containers for one week, allowing one gallon of water per person per day. If you use a bath tub or other container for water storage, clean thoroughly and rinse with bleach. Caulk the drain of a tub so it will not leak. This water can be used for a variety of uses including flushing the toilet. Large new garbage cans can be filled with water. Many businesses suffered heavy damage from recent hurricanes. Marsh Harbour businesses in particular suffered from flooding from fresh water flooding in early September and salt water flooding from Hurricane Jeanne three weeks later. the storm surge in Hurricane Jeanne in 2004, Many business owners are considering ways of keeping this damage to a minimum. Be sure to prepare your business as well as your homes for any threatening storms. If a storm threatens, secure your building and cover or move equipment or furniture to a secure area when possible. Put computers and other equipment as high as possible, such as on file cabinets, to avoid flood damage. Many business owners have found that sealing the bottom three to four feet of their front and back doors with expanding foam or even duct tape is apt to restrict water seepage entering the building. This backfired on one business when flood water entered the septic tanks system by entering through the toilets. Always protect your data with backup files. Make provisions for alternate power and communications. Make plans to work with limited available cash and no water or power for two weeks. Store emergency supplies at the office. Protect your employees. Employee safety comes first. Consider providing shelter to employees and their families and help employees with supplies after the storm. Contact your customers and suppliers. Prepare a list of vendors to provide disaster recovery services. Review your insurance coverage. Appraise your business regularly. Take inventory, document equipment supplies and the workplace. Make copies of insurance policies and customer service and home numbers. After the storm use caution before entering your business. Check for power lines, gas leaks and structural damage. If any electrical equipment is wet, contact an electrician. Prepare information for insurance claims. Take pictures before cleanup.Protect Your Business Plan Ahead


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 B Get Essential Supplies Early This hurricane season be prepared so a storm will not take you by surprise. Hopefully, you will not need to use these emergency items. After the hurricane season is over, you can use most of the items. Some can be kept until another year. We suggest that you cut this article out and keep it in a place wehre you can refer to it for help in preparing your home and family in teh event of a storm.Food RequirementsIn anticipation of losing power and the use of your cooking gas, be sure your house is stocked with at least a week’s worth of foods that will remain edible without refrigeration or foods that will be consumed when opened. They could include the following: • Ready-to-eat canned goods like vegetables, soups, fish, meats, fruits and juices • Canned juices, milk, soup • Canned foods can be heated in the can but be sure to remove the label first. They can be eaten right out of the can. Put a can opener with these supplies. • Bread, crackers, cookies and other baked goods • Fruits and vegetables that will keep for several days without refrigeration • Peanut butter and jelly • Nuts, raisins and dried fruits • Evaporated, sweetened condensed milk or sterilized milk • Cheese and cheese spreads • Cereal • Instant drinks, coffee, tea, etc. • Snack food and other foods to give variety • Drinks which can keep such as sodas, canned or bottled juices, instant coffee. Some cheeses and fruits keep at room temperatures for several days. Choose foods that can be eaten at room temperature and do not require cooking. Keep on hand supplies such as paper plates, cups and plastic utensils, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, large plastic garbage bags, tin foil.Other Supplies• Battery-operated AM/FM radio with extra batteries • Battery-operated flashlights with extra batteries, one flashlight per person • A camping stove or Sterno stove for heating food. Remember propane stoves and grills will give off fumes when used in closed rooms and may start fires or cause asphyxiation. Do not use these inside a building. • Chlorine bleach for disinfecting • Keep mosquito repellent and citronella candles handy. • Use ice chests for keeping food if ice is available. • Keep with you two weeks supply of prescription medicines and remember other medicines such as aspirin. • Invest in blue plastic tarpaulins and rolls of builders plastic (Visqueen) for covering furniture or damaged roofs, or window repair • Duct tape • Caulking • Hammer and nails • Crowbar Past experience, both our own and the experiences of others, can teach us a lot. Last year’s disasters both on Grand Bahama and in Louisiana and Mississippi have left us with permanent visions of human suffering and misery. Some of that could have been avoided with better planning. We cannot rely on government agencies to take care of us, but we must be responsible for ourselves as much as possible. In the event of a major storm, we need to make as many preparations as we can to help us get through such a disaster. Here are more tips for protecting yourself, your family and property.Plan AheadKeep your car and boat gas tanks full. For boaters have a supply of 50/1 oil. Plan where you will keep your car during a storm. It needs to be high to keep it from being flooded. But it also needs to be where you can access it after the storm is past. Persons with a chain saw should ensure that the saw is operational and that a gallon of fuel is on hand. If you have a stand-by generator, check to see that it is operational and have a supply of fuel. Make arrangements for taking down any antennas on your roof. Find out where the hurricane shelters are in your community. See that your LP tank is filled if you use gas appliances. This is a satellite photo of Huricane Francis when it was still south of Abaco. Satellite photographs show how large an area is affected by a hurricane. The feeder bands are also vividly shown. “Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy.”Max Mayfield, Director National Hurricane Center A b a c o R R e a l E E s t a t e A 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 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.SUNRISE 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.comGUANACAY 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 NEW PRICEŽ 10,400+ sq. ft. great views, near Boat Harbour, $119,000 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 YELLOW WOOD CREEK 1.17 Acre Hilltop lot Winding Bay Oceanviews $300,000 Gross SOUTH ABACO OLDKERR 2 miles south of Bahama Palm Shores 10.8 acres, Great elevations $165,000 gross BAHAMAPALM SHORES 4 Interior lots from $25,000 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 each SUNRISE BAY only 6 lots remain in this beautiful subdivision from $184,000 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 $109,000 each CENTRALPINES Lot #227 $30,00015 August 2006


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A package of the new roofing felt, Water-and-Ice, to seal a roof might seem very expensive but could save your belongings if you have roof damage. If you lose roofing shingles, you can still save your furniture by covering everything with plastic sheeting. Freeze as much water as you can in your refrigerator freezer prior to the storm. The ice will hold the cold a long time. If you rent, determine if you or your landlord will put up the shutters. No one ever knows when another hurricane will affect Abaco. However, it could happen any year and the best way to ride out a storm is to be prepared. This gives you guidelines for last minute preparations. The better you are prepared, the better chances you have of coming through with minimum damage and the better you can cope with the problems afterwards. Make the decision ahead of time as to where you plan to be during a storm. If your house is on low land or you feel it is not built securely, make plans to stay with friends or family in a well built home or go to a shelter. Decide what room in your house you will use during the hurricane. It is best if you have an inside room with no windows. Put basic supplies in that room along with comfortable seating including pillows. If you have children include games or other toys to entertain them. If you have elderly relatives, make sure they are somewhere safe and that someone is with them who can help them during the storm and afterwards. Children need special reassurances. It is good to talk with them about their fears and answer their questions honestly. Give lots of verbal reassurances. Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries and flashlights that you will need for the duration of the storm. Have a battery-operated radio with fresh batteries. If you have a VHF radio, make sure it has its own power supply. Before a Storm Threatens Protect Your PetsIf you have pets, remember you have a responsibility to care for them properly. Plan for a safe place for pets to stay during a storm. They should not be left outdoors. And they should not be left tied up. If you have to leave them outdoors, they need to be able to protect themselves. If you plan to go to a shelter, you will have to plan somewhere safe for them to be during the storm. Have a two-week supply of pet food Get supplies such as cat litter, trash bags, etc. that will be needed. All pets should have proper identification..Older AdultsSenior citizens are especially susceptible to the effects of severe weather. Those who live alone or are without the support of family or friends must take special precautions in the event of an emergency. People who are frail or disabled may need special assistance from family members, friends or social service agencies. Older adults who are also care givers may require outside assistance. If the elderly requires any medical equipment, arrangements should be made well before a storm for emergency service. Make sure each person has sturdy shoes for protection after the storm from debris. Do Not Forget• First aid kit • Medicines, prescription and other medicines such as aspirin • Baby disposable diapers and handy wipes • Baby food, formula, medicines and other necessary supplies Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties • New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 • Fax 242-366-0434 History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force assisted Abaco residents after Hurricane Francis in Sepebmer 2004. Here they are delivering water to Central Abaco Primary School, the shelter housing the most people on Abaco. 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August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 BWINDWARD BEACH ROAD “Darnell House” REAL PACKAGE DEAL Canal front home fully furnished, vacant beach front lot, car / golf cart / 23’ boat. Well planned home has 3 bedrooms / 3 bath, including master suite with 2 guest bed rooms, den, open livingroom, dining, kitchen, utility room, screened-in porch on canal side, large garage and covered carporte/breezeway, landscaping with fenced section. MUST SEE $1,284,000 WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES “Bahama Sunset” Canal front two storey CBS home with 141 ft. water frontage with dock. Upper level has living / dining / kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite bath, den / optional bedroom and bath, and large covered dock. Downstaris 1 bed / 1 bath / living also large garage / workshop. Unique property with fantastic sunset view as well as sunrise ocean view. $1,107,000 ROCK POINT “Pilot House” special unique location with a commanding, enviable view of the Sea of Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/ frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths, large living/ dinning/ open kitchen; lower level 1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat garage. $1,160,000 + 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 TREASURE HOUSE Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool/ waterfall Unit #7 Octagonal two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home. Good rental potential. $636,000 + 7/ 5% closing BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Resale condo available in first project. Ready to go. Never rennted but definite potential Upstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den / optional 4th bed. Completely furnished with many extra features including garage and Jeep Renegade. MUST SEE $900,000 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 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 ROYAL POINCIANA Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and tennis 2 bed / 2 bath downstairs end unit with wrap-around deck. Never rented. Fully and tastefully furnished. Special must see unit. $738,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 2 bed / 2 bath, end unit, extra features, never rented $212,000 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 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT SOLD Securing Your Boat Securing Your BoatSecure your boat before a storm is close, either by hauling it up on land; or if you leave your boat in the water, finding a secure place. The better alternative is to have your boat ashore, preferably in a very protected location away from the shoreline. Arrange early to have your boat hauled as the boat yards are very busy with many boat owners wanting their boats hauled at the last minute. If you leave your boat in the water, find a marina that will allow boats to be left at their docks or find a safe harbour. The best place, however, is tied securely in mangroves. It will require that you use long spring lines, leaving all lines long the rise and fall of the water. Keep in mind that the storm surge can either be several feet higher or several feet lower than normal tide levels, even on mainland Abaco. Do not be caught struggling with your boat when hurricane force winds are already approaching. If you live on your boat, you are urged to get to a shelter. It is not safe to remain on your boat during a hurricane. Your life is more important that the safety of your boat. A boat on a trailer should be slid off the trailer and placed flat on the ground, lashed down and half filled with water. The trailer should also be lashed down. The outboard engine and gas tanks should be removed and secured. Make sure you have a secure supply of gas and oil for your boat after the hurricane is past if you are dependent on a boat for transportation.Review and Update Your Home InsuranceBefore a hurricane threatens, insurance industry representatives suggest that you do the following: Read your policy to see exactly what coverage you have. If you don’t understand, get your agent to explain it. Find out whether you have “guaranteed replacement cost” insurance which is what it would really cost to replace your home and the contents at current value. Or you may have “actual cash value” which is depreciated cost. Be aware that your homeowners policy does not cover flood damage. Know your insurance carrier and make sure that you have phone numbers for the company. Keep your policy in a safe place. If you rent, be aware that your landlord’s insurance does not cover your possessions. You need your own renters’ insurance. Remember, when a hurricane watch or warning is announced it is too late to set insurance coverage.


Page 14 B The Abaconian August 15, 2006 YELLOWOODExtraordinary hilltop property offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean and creeks. Near the Abaco Club. #13474Price: $120,000 CASUARINA POINTWaterfront 4 bedroom, 2 bath home situated on 120 of sea walled property. Boaters dream. Boat/car storage, boat ramp. #13312Price: $590,000 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 $80,000 WATCHING BAY New development near Cherokee Sound and Winding Bay. Ocean access with all lots, utilities available. Price $45,000 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 August 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 bed, 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 bechfront. Come relax! #13180 Price: $580,000 NEW LISTING LITTLE HARBOURTwo bedroom, 2 bath overlooking the harbour and channel entrance of Little Harbour. Walking distance to beaches, fishing & dining #13494 Price: $870,000 WATCHING BAYSituated on 8 acres offering 250 feet of Watching Bay shoreline. 90 foot elevations and 35 foot dunes. One of a kind. #13482 Price: $2,185,000 CASUARINA POINT BEACHFRONT HOMENice 4 bedroom, 4 bath furnished home/duplex located in beautiful seaside community of Casuarina Point and sits on 83 feet of gorgeous beachfront with views of the Atlantic. Generator, fenced, deck, turnkey! Bring your friends and family! #2818Price: $580,000 CASUARINA BEACH HOUSEFour bed, 2 bath home. Nicely landscaped yard with 100 of Casuarina Beach as your playground. Generator, porch. #13503 Price: $400,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING REDUCED PRICE MURPHY TOWNCute 2 bed, 1 bath home large parcel that can be subdivided. Landscaped, room for expansion. #13475 Price: $350,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESBeautiful two storey 3 bed, 3.5 bath with cottage on large landscaped lot. Beach access. #13091 Price: $365,000 LITTLE HARBOUR HOMEComfortable 2 bedroom, 2 bath home situated on approximately 2 acres with beach access. Nicely landscaped yard with lovely views of the ocean. Enjoy sitting on the deck watching the sunrise/sunsets. Garage, cabana with BBQ deck. #13495 Price: $1,175,000 NEW LISTING


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 B Offering the Islands Most Exclusive ListingsŽ One Purple Porpoise Place, Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamasp h 2 2 4 2 3 6 6 0 2 1 6 f f a x 2 2 4 2 3 6 6 0 2 2 3w w w C h r i s T h o m p s o n R e a l E s t a t e c o mE x c l u s i v e L L i s t i n g sC h r i s T T h o m p s o n B B r o k e r G r e g R R o b e r t s B B r o k e r White Sound Hilltop lot adjacent to Aunt Pats Bay in White Sound. 1/3 acre with private dock slip and views of the Sea of Abaco and Atlantic $355,000 CONCH QUEST Ocean front villa, 2 bedroom, 1 bath with room to expand. Open deck overlooks excellent surfing location. Just steps from marina and restaurant, rental history available. $795,000 JACKS JUNGLE Lubbers Quarters waterfront west side over 1/2 acre with deeded dockslip. $240,000 WHITE SOUND Rare Ocean front find in White Sound, large lot with Dock on White Sound Bay. 150on the ocean and White Sound Bay, 129on North Boundary, and 94on South Boundary. Ideal spot to build second home, or income producing rental $899,000 OCEAN FRONT WHITE SOUND Lots #13 & #14 with dockage on White Sound Bay $499,000 each. DORROS COVE Lot #18 335,000 and Lot #20 $362,000 UNDER CONTRACT LYNARD CAY 3 acres on Sea of Abaco, north of pond $730,000 1 acre north of pond on Sea of Abaco $365,000 FAR NIENTE, North End, Elbow Cay4 bed / 4 bath on the Sea of Abaco North End, Elbow Cay. Large open floor plan, fully furnished, beautiful beach $3,900,000 SUMBLIME, Hope Town SettlementHistoric Hope Town house with dockage. Main house 4 bed 2.5 bath with detached dock house. Rental history available. $1,600,000 MARNIES LANDING Private waterfront marina community of 1/2 acre lots. Lot #2B reduced to $499,000 Lot #2 Oceanfront $895,000 UNDERCONTRACT MAGNUSON HOUSE,North End, Elbow CayQuiet North End Elbow Cay, 3 bed/3 bath (detached master efficiency) overlooking white sandy beach, large wrap deck, sold fully furnished, great art work, boat, golf cart included $1,485,000 HIGH HOPES,North End, Elbow CayAtlantic Ocean, North End Elbow Cay 3 bed 3 bed bath, large ocean side deck, excellent history $1,450,000 BLEST NEST,North End, Elbow CayHigh on ocean dune at North End. 3 bed / 3 bath (detached guest cottage) panoramic views, excellent rental history $1,425,000 MAYHOUSE,North End, Elbow CayOcean front North End Elbow Cay large 1.5 acre property, 2 bed / 2bath villa, generator room, can be subdivided.Reduced price $3,900,000 TOWN BREAK,Hope Town 5 bed / 4 bath oceanfront turn key home on beautiful sandy beach, located at the north of historic Hope Town settlement. Open decking, beautiful decor and exellent rental history. $2,300,000 KIWI HOUSE,White Sound, Elbow CayNewly custom built Bahamian style home, 2story, 3 bed, 2.5 bath. Expansive decking Pool, central AC, generator. Spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean $897,000 PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSEWhite Sound, Elbow CayOceanfront home with POOL, 4 bed / 3 bath, open kitchen on top floor. Efficiency cottage adjacent to main house, rental history $1,800,000U N D E R C C O N T R A C T1st August 2006C h r i s T h o m p s o n R R e a l E E s t a t e Private Islands Investment Property Waterfront Homes and Land* Acreage Project/Property Management ***** Exclusive Agents for Matt Lowes Cay *****


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CHEROKEE AVIATION Tel.# 242-367-0525 Fax.# 242-367-0526 VHF 122.80P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.comCHEROKEE AIR Tel.# 242-3673450 Fax.# 242-3673451P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : Cherokee Air Cherokee Aviation 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 Shelter EssentialsEach community has designated shelters that will be opened before a storm, giving you adequate time to get there safely. Even if you do not plan to go to a shelter, you should keep in mind which buildings will be open in the event you need to get to a shelter. Remember, they do not supply you with food, drink, bedding or other supplies. If you plan to go to a safer place than your home during the storm, you should remember to take the following with you. • Your important papers such as insurance policies, birth certificates, passports, deeds, insurance policies in a sealed plastic bag • Quiet games for children, playing cards or dominoes • Extra clothing and shoes • Pillow and light blanket or sleeping bag. • Folding chair, lawn chair or cot • Any prescription drugs you may require • Supplies for any infants such as disposable diapers, formula, baby food • Toilet paper and other personal hygiene items • Take all necessary bedding as the shelters do not have pillows, blankets or bed rolls. • Take all necessary water and food that you and your group will need for several days. Storms are unpredictable and you do not know how long you will need to stay at the shelter.Remember, shelters do not provide food and water. Hurricane Guide Shelters North AbacoGrand CayShilo Baptist Church Grand Cay All Age School Administration OfficeLittle AbacoNew Hope Baptist Church Revival Time Pentecostal Church Ebenezer Baptist Church End Time Baptist ChurchCooper’s TownSt. Andrews Baptist Church Magistrates Court S.C. Bootle High SchoolTreasure CayFull Gospel Assembly Church Treasure Cay Community Center St. Simon by the Sea ChurchGreen Turtle CayAmy Roberts All Age School Magistrate’s CourtEmergency Shelter Locations for 2006Central AbacoDundas TownCentral Abaco Primary SchoolMarsh HarbourMarsh Harbour Church of Christ St. Francis Catholic Church St. Francis School Main Building St. Francis School K-3 Bilding St. Francis Primary School Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist ChurchMurphy TownAbaco Central High SchoolGreat Guana CayGreat Guana Cay Public SchoolMan-O-War CayMOW Public SchoolHope TownBalcony Room Methodist Mission HouseSouth AbacoCherokee SoundAssemblies of God Methodist Church Cherokee Sound Primary SchoolCrossing RocksPublic SchoolSandy PointPete & Gay Guest House Sandy Point Community CenterMoore’s IslandSoul Seeking Ministry Moore’s Island Bonefish Camp All shelters may be used in the immediate aftermath of any storm or during a major non-storm emergency. Shelters will be periodically reviewed to insure continued or upgraded rating. Recent HurricanesBetsy Sept 7, 1965 2 feet above normal Erin Aug 1, 1995 Bertha July 10, 1996 Bonnie Aug 24, 1998 Dennis Aug 27-28, 1999 Floyd Sept 14, 1999 Rainfall 3.5” surge was 10 feet in places Irene October 16, 1999 rainfall 7” Frances Sept. 3, 2004 19.42” Jeanne Sept 25, 2004 rainfall 3.25” Wilma Oct 24, 2005 AbacoAgentBill Thorndycraft & Sandra EvansPhone: (242) 367-0365 lCell: (242) 357-6638 Abaco, Bahamaswww.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: 7 acres Sea to Sea. Sale Pending 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@ Leisure Lee: Canal property, $150,000.00. Best Value For Rent: 3/2, central, waterfront $3,250./month


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 B abaco-realestate.com08/01/06Derek Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Res: (242) 365-6156 dlee@hgchristie.comChris Plummer BRIAssist. District Manager Estate Agent Green Turtle Cay (242) 365-4052 Cell: (242) 554-9451 chris@hgchristie.comKathleen Albury BRI Broker -Appraiser Elbow Cay (242) 366-0700 Cell: (242) 477-5350 kathleen @hgchristie.comNeil Aberle BRIEstate Agent Marketing Specialist Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Cell:(242) 359-6274 neil@hgchristie.comChris AlburyEstate Agent Marine Specialist Man-O-War Cay (242) 365-6008 Cell: (242) 477-5245 calbury@hgchristie.comFaron SawyerEstate Agent Transportation Specialist Abaco (242) 367-3450 faron@hgchristie.comBill JohnstonEstate Agent Utility Specialist Little Harbour (242) 367-5454 Cell: (242-357-6674 bill@hgchristie.comRobbie BethelSales Assistant Photography Specialist Hope Town (242) 366-0700 (242) 375-8533 robbie@hgchristie.comRetta ThomasOffice Manager Support Services Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasTelephone: (242) 367 5454 e.mail: abaco@hgchristie.comMargo SawyerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay I.T. Specialist (242) 365-4052 Cell: (242) 551-7976 msawyer @hgchristie.comSilbert MillsEstate Agent Media Specialist Abaco (242) 367-2935 Cell: (242) 375-8359 "Claire's Beach" Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Beachfront Building Site 30,920 s.f. 0.71 acres 117' Ocean Beach 35' Elevation Fabulous Ocean and Sea of AbacoViews #TS10565 $850,000. NEW SALES RENT ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES SALES RENT ALS APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL 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 $455,000. "Carrington Cay" PRIV ATE ISLAND "Conched Out" Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay 3.08 Acres -Total 225' On Atlantic Ocean 235' On Coco Bay 30' Elevation #TS10560 1 1/2 Acres $1,393,000. 3.08 Acres $2,600,000. NEW NEW Great Guana Cay Beachfront Building Site 16,500 s.f. 0.3787 Acre 100' Beach Frontage Over 200' of depth Good Elevation Superb Ocean Views Lush Native Vegetation #TS10564 $425,000. "Secret Beach" "Buttonwood" Elbow Cay Buttonwood Bay Lot # 28 18,000 s.f. 0.413 acres Hilltop Site Community Dock Access #PS10566 $183,000. NEW Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Beachfront Building Site 36,839 s.f. 0.845 Acre 65' Beach Frontage Good Elevation Superb Ocean Views Lush Native Vegetation #AS10575 $545,500. "Lost Shaker" NEW 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 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 "Lubbers Sea-to-sea" Lubbers Quarters 1.94 Acres Sea-to-sea 97' of East frontage 120' of West Frontage Deep water for dock on Lubbers Channel Beautiful Beach on west. Lush native vegetation. #AS10719 $910,000. NEW NEW WEBSITE Hurricane NamesWhen the winds from these storms reach 39 mph (34 kts), the cyclones are given names. Years ago an international committee developed names for Atlantic hurricanes. In 1979 a six-year rotating list of Atlantic storm names was adopted, alternating between male and female hurricane names. Storm names are used to facilitate geographic referencing, for warning services, for legal issues, and to reduce confusion when two or more tropical cyclones occur at the same time. Through a vote of the World Meteorological Organization Region IV Subcommittee, Atlantic hurricane names are retired usually when hurricanes result in substantial damage or death or for other special circumstances. The names assigned for 2006 are shown below. AlbertoHeleneOscar BerylIsaacPatty ChrisJoyceRafael DebbyKirkSandy ErnestoLeslie Tony FlorenceMichaelValerie GordonNadine William Hurricane Guide During the Storm Last Minute ActivitiesIf you plan to go to a safer place than your home durng the storm, you should take the following with you. • Important papers such as insurance • Quiet games for childrem, playing cards or dominoes • Extra clothing and shoes • Pillow and light blanket or sleeping bag. • Folding chiar, lawn chaor or cot • Any prescription drugs you may require • Take toilet paper and othe personal itemsPapers to Protect• Passports for everyone in the family most important item • National Insurance card • Mortgage paper • Property deeds • Bank account numbers and credit card account numbers and other info • Insurance papers, life, medical, house and car • Cash or Travelers’ Checks • Drivers License • Will, marriage certificate and birth certificates • Titles to home and vehicles Keep all these papers in a Ziploc plastic bag that can seal. You can keep them with you or put them in a safety deposit box in a bank. They should all be scanned and saved on CD. The CD should be kept somewhere other than where the original papers are. Or you could keep them in a fireproof, lock-able box that is light enough to carry with youDuring the StormStay in a safe place for the duration of the storm. Do not venture out until the storm is subsiding. If the eye of the storm passes over your area, the wind will lessen and there will be a lull which can last several minutes or up to an hour. But then the storm will hit again with full force from the opposite direction. Leave your safe place only if you have an emergency. Keep listening to the radio to know where the storm is traveling and what it is like in your area. ZNS will be the bestA Note to GardenersSalt in the atmosphere from a hurricane can quickly poison grass, shrubs, trees and decorative plants that are not salt tolerant. Hose down plants right away after exposure to salt if you have water pressure. This could save valuable decorative plants Many will remember the sight of this boat on the road outside Sapodilly’s Restaurant in Marsh Harbour. This happened during Hurricane Jeanne in November 2004. Although winds were not really high, it was enough to pushed water into the harbour, destroying docks and scattering boats. The downtown section of Marsh Harbour was flooded including the Mud, the immigrant community. Since eh water was septic, much merchandise and equipment had to be junked. source of storm news. Radio Abaco is excellent with weather reports but Silbert Mills usually turns off his equipment before the height of the storm.A VHF radio is excellent to keep you in touch with your neighbors but remember that high winds may destroy your VHF antenna, leaving you out of touch.


Page 18 B The Abaconian August 15, 2006 Use Caution After a HurricaneThere are many precautions which people should follow after a hurricane has passed. If a hurricane passes directly over Abaco, the eye can be deceptively calm. It is the center of the hurricane and can take from a few minutes to pass to several hours depending on how fast the hurricane is moving and the size of the eye. The calm will suddenly end as the winds return from the opposite direction, possible with even greater force. The most intense winds blow closest to the eye and are strongest northeast of the eye. Do not go out until you are sure that the entire storm is past. When you do go outdoors, be extremely careful. Avoid downed or dangling utility wires. Be especially careful when cutting or clearing fallen trees. They may have power lines tangled in them Stay tuned to your radio for advice and instructions about emergency medical aid, other assistance and general information. Avoid driving. Roads will have debris which could puncture your tires. Do not add to the congestion of relief workers, supply trucks and law enforcement personnel. If you must leave your home or the shelter, keep your driving to a minimum. Do not sight see, especially at night. Supervise children at all times, especially if power lines are down. Be very careful in turning your electricity back on. If possible, let relatives and friends know that you are safe but keep all phone calls to a minimum. Find out if your water supply is safe before you use it. Until then, use only the water you have stored for the emergency. Let officials know if you or someone you know is injured and needs medical help. Keep receipts for all items you buy before the power is restored. Your insurance may cover the cost of emergency food and ice. Make temporary repairs such as covering holes in the roof, walls or windows. Take photographs of all damage before repairs are made. Always use proper safety equipment such as heavy gloves, safety goggles, heavy boots, long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Drink plenty of fluids. Lift with your legs, not with your back. Be extremely careful with a chain saw and always heed safety warnings. If there has been flooding, there is a potential for bacterial contamination. Bacteria and lead to life threatening dehydration for people and their pets if they are untreated. Disinfect any faucet water you drink or use for cooking or cleaning. If you are not sure if the water is safe, bring water to a rolling boil for 10 minutes or use eight drops of chlorine beach per gallon or use water purification tablets. Let the water sit at least 10 minutes before using. Water you saved i clean containers before the storm will be fine for two to three weeks. To be sure, add two drops of chlorine per gallon before drinking.ReminderAfter a hurricane you may be without power, water, food or other services we normally rely on. Residents must be prepared to be self-reliant for several weeks. Hurricane Guide After the Storm This is a beach front house on Scotland Cay after Hurricane Jeanne. The house was very well built surviving after being pushed down the sand dune. It was later lifted and replaced further back. This was a case where the house was very well constructed but the eroding action of the ocean destroyed the dune under it and brought about its problem. Many houses built too close to the peak of the sand dune have had much damage in Hurricane Floyd as well as Jeanne. Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe to The Abaconian Today


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 B Daily Service Marsh Harbour l l l l l Treasure Cay Daytona Beach l l l l l Melbourne l l l l l Ft. LauderdaleRegardless 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) 423-1774 E-mail: CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP STARTING FT. LAUDERDALE SERVICE APRIL 1, 2006 ... the battery with the lightning bolt of life!!!Automotive Batteries Gel Batteries High Reserve Capacity Batteries UPS Computer Batteries A/C Delco Marine Trojan Golf Cart 6 & 8V Truck / Tractor Diesel Marine Batteries DieselFULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!!(If an epic battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!) DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE WE DON’T PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY "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.Rock Point Waterfront Lot(Ref # 586) Located on Rock Point Dr. 90 ft on Sea of Abaco at entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 11,818 s/f enjoys cool south-easterly summer ocean breezes & also overlooks the bonefish flats of Gun Powder Creek to the west. Price: $299,500Waterfront Lots"(Ref #260) Four adjoining sea-walled waterfront lots on Galleon Bay Rd with spectacular views of the Sea of Abaco, cleared ready for construction, excellent value, Price $220,000 each."One Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #455) 1 bed, 1 bath fully furnished ground floor poolside unit. Mariners Cove offers pool, tennis courts, laundry facilities, on site management, good rental potential. Price $200,000.Joes Creek Vicinity Lot 15(Ref# 567) Offering 2.139 acres with a 50 ft elevated ridge, 956ft deep from highway to Coromont Pond, ideal for private residence or small subdivision, electricity & telephone at highway, easy access to Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay. Price: $149,700"One Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #439) Fully furnished and meticulously maintained one bedroom, one bath ground level, poolside condominium, recently completely renovated, all new appliances & furnishin gs, customs cabinetry, terracotta tile floor, lots of amenities. Rental potentialPrice $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.Canal Lot 206Ž(Ref #597) Cleared 11,242 s/f lot with 171 feet of bullheaded seawall, views of Treasure Cay and the Sea of Abaco. All utilities available. Price $265,000. LITTLE HARBOUR:Waterfront PropertyŽ(Ref #347) 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280' water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little Harbour, large natural cave. $608,000. Reduced!!!TURTLE ROCKS:Turtles RockŽ(Ref #361) 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beach front home built in 2000 on 1.18 acres with 102 on the beach, very private area, fully furnished. $755,000.GUANACAY:Two Commercial LotsŽ(Ref#368) 2 adjoining lots, harbour front road location, across from the public dock, total frontage 161 feet, lot#8 $299,000, lot#9 $349,000.00.SCOTLAND CAY:Waterfront LotŽ(Ref#319) Large lot with 125 feet on Sea of Abaco, Private island with air strip, elevations up to 50+/$500,000.MARSH HARBOUR:Sea View Lot with DockageŽ(Ref#493) Select residential lot in Great Abaco Club, 7,750 sq. ft. in size, finger dock for 25 vessel, direct access to Sea of Abaco, gated community, all utilities available, use of all resort amenities, close to restaurants, shops, etc reduced$395,000. Prime Real Estate Listing Throughout Abaco TREASURE CAY:"Argyll House"(Ref #483) Elegant & luxurious 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath Ocean Blvd. Estate approx. 6,900 s/f, on 1.6 acres with 153 on the beach, landscaped, fully furnished, high ceilings, marble floors, 2 car garage, includes vehicles. $4,900,000.TradewindsŽ(Ref # 589) Luxurious 1 acre beachfront estate 4 bedroom 3.5 bath main house on T.C. point beach plus 3 bedroom 3 bath 2 storey guest house. Spectacular views, superior architectural design and finishes throughout, fully furnished Price: $4,575,000"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.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. Beach Lot (Ref # 590) Located on Leeward Beach near the T.C. Point with 136 of fabulous beach frontage, views of Green Turtle Cay, total of 28,700 s/f, ready for construction, all utilities available, quiet & secluded Cul de saq. Price: $1,330,000Ocean Blvd. Beach Lot(Ref # 585) Prime location with 140ft on magnificent beach, total of 1.37 acres, partially cleared, all amenities at lot line. Price: $1,215,000"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: $331,500We Exceed Client Expectations!www.abacoestateservices.comPlease contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco. Phone: (242) 365.8752Cell: (242) 357.6570 Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir Broker Members Bahamas Real Estate AssociationABACO ESTATE SERVICESREALESTATESALES VACATIONRENTALS15 August 2006UNDERCONTRACT UNDERCONTRACT By Mirella Santillo On August 5 some Emergency Medical Service members, including, Mr. John Pintard, Dr. John Shedd, Ms. Shadell Smith and Mr. Ricardo Johnson, held a meeting to create a committee of trained emergency personnel: the Abaco EMS Council. The meeting was held at Friends of the Environment office. Field Captain, Mr. John Pintard, was elected Chairman; Mr. Ricardo Johnson, a recently certified first responder, Vice President; Ms Shadell Smith, a nurse at the Marsh Harbour clinic, Secretary; and Dr. John Shedd, Associate Medical Director. The committee will meet quarterly, starting October 4th. The purpose of the committee is to link various emergency groups such as firefighters, crash rescue and EMS, under one umbrella to better determine the needs of each communities and to devise uniform procedures to be applied by all emergency volunteers in case of a catastrophe. Mr. Pintard said they would like to organize some sort of control of rescue systems in case of major catastrophe to prevent the arrival on the scene of too many people and to make sure that the injured are not moved until more qualified technicians arrive. They would like to coordinate crash rescue and EMS and educate the public about EMS to promote safety procedures. Later, they would like to organize social events to raise public awareness. They are thinking of approaching high schools to raise students’ interest in EMS. There are about 40 first responders presently on Abaco, mostly on the mainland, and the committee would like to refresh their training before training new people. However, they want to make sure that each cay has a trained responder available. At the end of the meeting, Mr. Johnson, who is from Sandy Point, was handed his official certificate duly signed by Mr. Pintard. In case of an emergency in Sandy Point, Mr. Ricardo Johnson can be reached at 366 4427 or 456 6932. Abaco Forms EMS Council


Page 20 B The Abaconian August 15, 2006North AbacoBy Vernique RussellOpen Door Ministries Hosts RevivalThe Open Door Ministries in Fox Town held six nights of revival services commencing on August 1st through August 6th. The guest pastor for the revival meetings was Pastor Roberts of Penile Ministry in Nassau. The services were well attended as hungry worshipers gathered to seek a Word from the Lord. The host pastor is Pastor George Russell, who has served the church in this capacity since its doors swung open in 1966. Later this month the church will celebrated its First Anniversary in the new edifice and 40 years of existence. The new edifice was opened for services last year and was dedicated on January 22 of this year. Pastor Russell is extending an invitation to all to come and worship with them as they celebrate the many blessings bestowed upon them from above.North Abaco Welcomes New NurseThe communities of North Abaco, specifically Treasure Cay, Blackwood, Fire Road and Cooper’s Town, extend a special welcome to Nurse Genevieve Bowe, who is posted at the Cooper’s Town Community Clinic. Nurse Bowe comes to us from Nassau and is the temporary replacement for Nurse Francis who is on vacation. Welcome to Abaco and may your stay with us be pleasant and unforgettable. Do enjoy your stay with us. North Abaco News Summer School Is OfferedSherlin C. Bootle High in conjunction with the Ministry of Education recently offered summer school for students to improve their reading and mathematics skills. This year Mr. Cooper and Ms. McKenzie were the instructors. From July 9th -28th students gathered at the high school campus in Cooper’s Town from 9 a.m. to1 p.m. for classes for grades 8 and 10. This presented a challenge for the two instructors; however, their hard work and dedication brought them through. Summer school 2006 was a success. Hats off to Mr. Cooper and Ms. McKenzie for a job well done! Summer School was also offered at Cooper’s Town Primary School and Treasure Cay Primary School. Hats off to all the teachers who played their role in summer school 2006.Church Sponsors Youth AliveThe invitation was extended to all youths on Abaco to be restored, revived and rejuvenated at Youth Alive 2006. Those who attended experienced powerful moves of God in song, dance, worship and the Word. During the week of July 24th29th, under the theme Empowering Youth for the Mission the Church of God Cathedral in Cooper’s Town launched Youth Alive. This week of services and vacation Bible school afforded young people the privilege to be fed with the Word of God. Daily from 912, Vacation Bible school was offered, allowing children and teenagers to learn more of God through arts and crafts, Bible stories and pep talks. Each evening the presence of the Lord filled the place as songs of worship and praise were sung, and the Word of God was preached by Evangelist E. Cogan. On July 29th the service climaxed with a grand concert at Baker’s Stadium in Cooper’s Town (the softball park). Performers were Abaco’s own J C Preacha Boy, Sister Shirley Minnott of Cayman Islands, K Z of the Cayman Islands, Landlord of Nassau and Mr. Lynx and Singaton of Zion I Records on Grand Bahama. Young people from various settlements on the island came to the worship concert. The performers did an excellent job setting an attitude of worship and keeping the attention while having fun. Mr. Lynx is a favorite on the island and so is Landlord. Singaton made his debut performance on the island and was also a crowd pleaser. The Mistress of Ceremony was the energetic and vibrant Glendina Sawyer, who did a splendid job. Youth Alive 2006 was a blast! It ministered, entertained, revived, restored and rejuvenated souls, even won a few souls for the kingdom. There is nothing wrong with praising God in your youth. Surely the young Christians at Youth Alive 06 demonstrated that there is really no party like the Holy Ghost party, because it just doesn’t stop. Congratulation to the Church of God Cathedral Youth department for a job well Please see North Page 21 The employees of Treasure Cay Resort and Bluff House attended a service seminar sponsored by the Bahamas Hotel Association along with the Caribbean Hotel Association and American Express. Arturo “Art” Arze instructed the group that met in Treasure Cay on July 27. Mr. Arze is seated in the center of the photograph. 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 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 Ccontract1189 Great Abaco Club home with dock and great views. Also has pool. 1278 Bahama Palm Lots starting at $14,000 in fast growing community. Beach access.


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 B Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abaco • BEC will begin tree trimming to protect power lines. BEC cuts and trims for maximum protection to the electric lines during storm conditions. • Please report any threatening trees or branches you are concerned about. • Property owners are advised to trim their own trees. • If they have special trimming requirements, BEC will offer assistance on request. Call our emergency numbers for assistance or to report problems. Be careful power lines are dangerous.Phone 367-2727 • 367-2846 • 367-4667 CITIZENS AGAINST CRIME Keeping your neighbourhood safe since 2001. We need your help to keep going. Donations can be sent to: Citizens Against Crime P.O.Box AB-20095 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas or call Randy Key at (242) 367-2674 More North Abaco News done. If you by any chance missed Youth Alive 2006 be sure to catch it next year.Best Wishes to Rev. CulmerThe North Abaco communities send best wishes to Rev. Carla Culmer as she demits ministry here to continue her ministry in Nassau. Rev. Culmer has played a prominent role in the Christian sector on the island of Abaco for the last 11 years. The communities in North Abaco would just like to say “Thanks” for your work and service. May the grace of God keep you safe as you continue to labor in the Master’s vineyard. Best wishes, good health and good cheers!Workshop Was Held for Hotel EmployeesThe Bahamas Hotel Association in conjunction with the Caribbean Hotel Association and American Express offered a workshop for hotel staff and personnel. The focus of the workshop was customer service with emphasis on providing Total Service. The instructor was Arturo “Art” Arze and he did a splendid job delivering the presentation and information. The workshop was attended by staff from Treasure Cay Resort Limited and Bluff House staff from Green Turtle Cay, representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and Bahamas Hotel Association.First Meat Mart OpensK & Q is the first Meat Mart in North Abaco. K & Q opened it doors on July 25th offering a variety of meats, groceries, fruits Please see North Page 22 NorthFrom Page 20 and vegetables and cleaning products. Mrs. K McKenzie, proprietor stated, “In an effort to eliminate the hassle of traveling to Marsh Harbour for meat,” she evaluated her surroundings and concluded that a meat mart will definitely be beneficial to North Abaco. Mrs. McKenzie feels that the choices for meats were limited and more could have been done. As a result K & Q was born. On July 24 there was a prayer opening and on Tuesday the store was opened to the public. Since the door has been opened, business is doing well. K & Q offers a variety of fresh meat including chicken, pig’s feet, sheep’s tongue, ribs, fresh pork (native grown), mutton, steak, pork and beef ribs, rack of lamb, lamb chops and much more. The prices are excellent and family packages will soon be available. You can also find freshly made homemade bread daily from Mom’s Kitchen at K & Q Meat Mart. So if you’re in the North Abaco area and seeking meat at good prices stop in, it’s guaranteed you will not be disappointed. K & Q is located on the Sherlin Bootle Highway, two blocks from the ferry landing in Treasure Cay.Marching Band Willl Be FormedCalling all who love music and have an interest in learning to play an instrument or be a part of a marching band, come to the Treasure Cay Community Center on September 2nd at 10 a.m. for a meeting. This will be the initial meeting for setting up the Treasure Cay Community Band. A special invitation is extended to all between the ages of 799 who are willing to dedicate themselves and work hard to come out and sign up for the band. The band will be open to all, regardless of race, gender or creed. For further information contact Const. Hepburn at the Treasure Cay Police Station at 3658048.Men’s Ministry Will Host ConferenceThe Men’s Ministry at End Time Harvest in Crown Haven will be hosting a Men’s Conference on September 27th-30th. The conference will be centered on Marriage and Family. Workshop sessions will also take place. An invitation is extended to all men on Abaco to come out, whether you’re married, single, engaged or undecided to come and look at marriage from God’s eyes.City of Refuge Is a Prayer CenterCity of Refuge Ministries located in the Brent Lowe Plaza in Treasure Cay is opened daily from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for intercessory prayer meetings. City of Refuge is a restoration center and is non-denominaBahama Beach Club is progressing on the construction of an additional 44 condominiums to the left of their first phase. The construction is on course, according to Mr. Craig Roberts, developer of the resort on the Treasure Cay beach.


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Do not touch fallen or overhanging wires of any kind under any circumstances. This could result in serious injuries. Report all downed lines.4. Do not touch a tree or any object which is in contact with power lines.5. Please call the emergency telephone numbers or the police emergency numbers immediately to report a fire, sparking power lines or other life threatening situations. 6. Do not touch a downed power line. If you see one, please report it to the Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s Emergency Department, phone 367-2727.7. If you need to dismantle a building that has an existing power supply, please contact BEC first to get power removed from it.8. Do not attempt to cut trees which may have blown onto or near power lines. Contact BEC to assist. Also, do not attempt to pick fruit from such trees, especially when they are wet. BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION, ABACO HURRIC HURRIC HURRIC HURRIC HURRIC ANE ANE ANE ANE ANE BEC Emergency numbers367-2727 367-2846 367-4667• Under storm conditions BEC may stand by on VHF radio Channel 16 • Stay away from trees which are in contact with power lines. Bring these to our attention immediately. • If you experience any unusual electrical conditions during a storm (unusually bright or dim lights, or fluctuating power), turn off appliances and electronic devices until normal service is restored. • Turn off your main switch if storm conditions cause flooding inside your house. Stay out of water which may be in contact with electricity. • During storm conditions BEC will endeavour to maintain the electricity supply for as long as possible. However, our main consideration is the protection of human life and the preservation of our operating plant. tional. If you are hurting, broken, or just need a touch from God, stop by the City of Refuge, the Potter is in.Will Change Ever Come?On July 31 the Cooper’s Town Community Clinic received a new nurse, Nurse Genevieve Bowe. However what should have been a month of dedicated services turned into only a week of service to the community. Before leaving her home and family in Nassau, Nurse Bowe was assured of proper accommodation at the Cornish Vacation Rentals in Treasure Cay near the airport. Upon arrival, the surety to accommodate Nurse Bowe was dampened by personnel from the Ministry of Health with responsibility for housing in Nassau when they refused to pay the rentals fees, claiming they have no money. The best solution that personnel from Ministry of Health came up with was to allow her to live at the home of Nurse Francis, who is presently on vacation. Nurse Bowe agreed to come to fill the void after no else opted to come. She was on vacation and sacrificed her time away from her husband and children to make herself available. The amazing twist to this story is that Local Government in North Abaco agreed to pay at least half of the rental fees to accommodate Nurse Bowe. Even after informing the personnel from the Ministry of Health about this, the cry was still “We have no money.” The question now is, “Is it right to ask people to leave their homes and families and take them into a strange land and leave them stranded?” If everyone searches themselves, they would all conclude it’s inhumane and not fair to Nurse Bowe or Nurse Francis. Therefore, the people in North Abaco will have to suffer because proper healthcare services can’t be granted. Government has to stop using flimsy excuses and deliver adequate health care, ensuring that those hired to nurture and care for the people are well taken cared of. It is wrong to invade people’s privacy and treat people like stray animals. Recently the clinic at Cooper’s Town has been facing a lot of problems and this is just the end. Something has got to be done. Change needs to come about. The only question is when.SympathyThe communities in North Abaco extend sympathy and prayers to the families of Mae McIntosh and Junior Adams. It is our prayers that God comforts you in the time of your bereavement and may you find comfort in the lasting memories inside your hearts.Blackwood Holds 7th Annual Home ComingCan you believe it has been seven years since the Blackwood home-coming committee brought together the first annual homecoming? This year like every other year, they did it again, as they hosted their seventh annual home-coming festivities. On Friday, August 4, the park in Blackwood was the place to be for the opening of the home coming festivities. There were food, music, people. Did I say fun, yes, fun. Games and treats for the children, conch salad and daiquiris; you could have found it all at the park. The opening night was a night to socialize as this home coming brought together many family members and friends who descended from Blackwood and are now living on other islands or abroad. On Saturday there was fun and games all day in the park and a very spicy talent and fashion show that evening. Young talents from Blackwood displayed their talents in dance, song, modeling and rap under the direction of the one and only Nyosha Reckley. Though they got off to a late start, it was really worth the wait. Nigel Bootle did a wonderful job as the master of ceremony, keeping smiles and outbursts of laughter on the faces of the audience. On Sunday the committee worshipped at the Anglican Church in Blackwood, giving thanks to God Almighty for the blessings He bestowed upon them. Indeed, the 7th Annual Home-coming festivities were a blast! Congratulations to the committee for a job well done!Unity Baptist Celebrates 9th AnniversaryThe Unity Baptist Church family celebrated its Ninth Anniversary since the completion of its new edifice in Treasure Cay off the Sherlin Bootle Highway. The celebrations began on July 26th and ran through the 30th. The presence of the Lord came down and communed with the saints. The pastor at Unity Baptist is Pastor Edward LaRoda. Keep sowing and reaping souls in the harvest for the harvest is plenteous.New Preschool Will OpenNorth Abaco is set to have a new preschool. This September Success Kids Academy will open its doors for the first time. Success Kids Academy will offer nursery, daycare, and preschool services for children between the ages of infancy and five years, and after school care. The school will also offer primary school tutoring for children who have disabilities and those who just want to stay on top of the game. Success Kids Academy will be located in the Revival Time Building in Cooper’s Town and will be open Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For further information, you can contact Lashanda Russell or Regina Moxey at 365-0309 or 554-9420. Registration is currently going on and the school term begins September 4th.Now, That’s ServiceIn the Marsh Harbour area located directly across from the Cost Rite building you can find a restaurant, bar and sporting area now named 4th Quarters. Prior to its current name it was named The Ranch or Detour. HowNorthFrom Page 21 More North Abaco News Please see North Page 23 The Royal Bahamas Police Force held camps for the youth of South, Central and North Abaco. This is the group from North Abaco who attended the final program and awards ceremony. The program included band presentations, music and marching routines.


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 B COMMERCIAL DOCKSPRIVATE DOCKSSEA WALL CONSTRUCTIONBOAT LIFTSDOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564 P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Constr Constr Constr Constr Constr uction uction uction uction uction ever, since becoming 4th Quarter, the service there has soared through the sky. 4th Quarters provide an atmosphere of warmth and relaxation while delivering scrumptious meals and snacks. The waitresses, barmaid and management make you feel at home and most appreciated. If you’re a pool lover, then is definitely the place you want to be as 4th Quarters offers a pool room with two standard tables. NorthFrom Page 22 More North Abaco News If you are in the Marsh Harbour area and you’re hungry, need to wind down after a hard day at work or just want to enjoy a relaxing game of pool, stop by 4th Quarters. You will definitely not be disappointed. Now that’s service, real excellent service!General NoticeFund raisers that are to be held at the public beach in Treasure Cay cannot be for personal gain. They must be for a worthy cause such as medical expenses or development purposes. The structure placed there by the Power Boat Committee will not grant permission for use of their facilities for personal gain. If you are interested in using the facilities, please check with Mr. Steven Pedican or members of Power Boat Committee before doing so. The beach is public; however, the facilities are privately owned.Thank YouThe North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat Race would like to say “thank you” to everyone who contributed to making the First Annual Summer Festival and Power Boat race a grand success. A special thank you is extended to Ms. Brenda Russell and the Grand These two boys from North Abaco demonstrated their talent on their drums. This was one of the presentations that the North Abaco Youth Camp performed on July 28 in Marsh Harbour when all three camps came together for their final awards ceremony. Bahama Power Boat Association. Looking forward to the 2nd Annual Summer Festival and Power Boat Race, it will be bigger better and more power.Emancipation CelebratedThe Blackwood Home Coming committee in conjunction with Cheese Productions hosted a grand beach party at the public beach in Treasure Cay. The party drew hundreds of partygoers together to celebrate Emancipation Day or August Monday as it is referred to. There were competitions and just a whole load of fun for the family. This beach party concluded the Blackwood Home Coming weekend of festivities. Happy Emancipation, Bahamas!Voter Registration Is OngoingPersons who are eligible to vote in the upcoming general election are urged to register at the local facilities. The general election will be called before May 2nd, 2007, and in order to make your presence felt and voice heard, you have to register before the register is closed. Once again, if you are eligible to vote in the next election, please register today to help make tomorrow brighter for all. 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 The Bahamas Telecommunications Company LimitedP.O. Box AB-20463, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-2200Re: Technical Associate Outside Plant Maintenance AbacoApplications are invited from suitably qualified employees to fill two (2) positions of Technical Associates/Outside Plant Maintenance Department, Abaco. Applications should be submitted to the undersigned within ten (10) working days of this notice and must be received by 5 pm on Wednesday, August 30, 2006.Job SummaryThe installation and repairs of Residential Telephone lines in the network, the installation and repairs of single B1 Business lines in the network while maintaining all cabinets and other OSP facilities at a high level to ensure complete customer satisfaction at all timesEssential Duties and Responsibilities1. Install all types of terminal blocks, and protectors used in the Outside Plant network. 2. Maintain daily record of activities and submit timely reports where appropriate. 3. Comply with all safety procedures of the job and Company procedures. 4. Provide input to Supervisor for the improvement of the network and customer satisfaction. 5. Ability to install and maintain DSL, POTS, Fax, DATA, WIFI and other special applications as required depending on technology and training. 6. Keep vehicle in a clean and safe operation manner. 7. Abide by BTC Policies and Procedures, Code of Business Ethics and all Department Standards. 8. Write special reports when necessary. 9. Report to Maintenance Control (Dispatcher) every hour and or at the beginning and completion of each Job. 10. Have the ability to use all test equipment required to accomplish a task. 11. Demonstrate the ability to gather information to complete a specific task through various knowledge bases. 12. Establish and maintain a good working relationship with other departments to ensure functionality and timely restoration of services. 13. Required to travel and provide technical assistance when the need arises. 14. Demonstrate safety measures while driving company vehicle and working on equipment to prevent injury to personnel or damages to equipment. 15. Perform other such duties as may from time to time, or regularly, be assigned by the Manager, Supervisor or Dispatcher, to achieve the goals of the company within the guidelines and responsibility of the job.Mimimum Requiremets:1. Bachelors Degree in related field or 2. Associate Degree in related field or 3. Prior technical experience preferred. Helene A. Ferguson (MS.), Director Human Resources, Training & Safety August 15, 2006


Page 24 B The Abaconian August 15, 2006 You can now find your favourite newspaper The Tribune and your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNON’S GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMON’S SUPERCENTER LOWE’S FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper AB AB AB AB AB A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO Boys Played Basketball in Las VegasBy Mirella Santillo Two Abaco students traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, to compete in a basketball competition. The ten-day trip to Las Vegas was such a fantastic experience for Kevin Altidor, 15, and David Vilmar, 14, that they did not mind not winning the competition. They saw the desert and even experienced a sand storm! Their adventure began with a trip on July 24th from Marsh Harbour to Crown Haven Ferry toget the ferry to Grand Bahama, then the Discovery Cruise Ship to Fort Lauderdale, followed by the flight to Las Vegas. They were part of a team composed mostly of Grand Bahama youth. The group traveled every day for a week to Durango High School to participate in the National Youth Basketball Championships. Because they had registered late, they had to compete against a division 1 college team of seventeen-year-old boys who were a little above their level. “We lost all four games,” said David with disappointment in his voice, “but we learnt from our mistakes and will not make them anymore. We are ready to go back next year,” added Kevin Altidor, “and hopefully we’ll do better.” The two Abaco youth were chosen for the competition because of the great success they had locally during the basketball season. They were accompanied by Coach Ricardo Brown from Marsh Harbour and Coach Moon McPhee from Grand Bahama. According to Youth Coordinator for Abaco, Mr. Ismael Morley, who accompanied the two boys from Grand Bahama on August 2nd, Coach McPhee “was very pleased with them in spite of their losing. It was tough competition and they did their best. They need to work on ball handling basic skills and shooting skills.” Mr. Morley wishes to thank the sponsors, Mr. Deon Dean with Cheese Promotion, who paid for one way to Las Vegas, and the parents of both boys, Mr. and Mrs. David Vilmar and Mr. and Mrs. Josue Altidor and to all who helped.Bahamas Wins Caribbean Cup Dart CompetitionBy Mirella Santillo “I had a fantastic time,” said Mr. Malcom Spicer, President of the World Dart Federation, America’s region., upon his return from Barbados on July 25. He added that the great hospitality of the Bajans was completed by the fact that The Bahamas won the Caribbean Cup, which made the trip even more successful. The competition started on July 15 in Bridgetown, Barbados, and ended on July 23. Approximately 300 dart players accompanied by friends and family and representing 12 countries, participated in three different tournaments: the Caribbean Cup which lasted six days, the Professional Dart Council, one day, and the America’s Cup, two days. The latter was won by the United States. Faith Sawyer, Angela Russell and Dwight Mc Donald represented Abaco on the national team which was made of eight men and five women. However, a squad of 16 people from Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco, including the Captain, Manager and Coach of the national team, traveled to Barbados. As the Secretary General of the Caribbean Dart Organization and the President of The Bahamas Dart Federation, Mr. Spicer is extremely pleased with the results. “It was tremendously successful, well organized, and I was impressed with the Bajan’s hospitality.” He Sports News Last month the Bahamas Dart Team won the Caribbean Cup in a tournament that was played in Barbados. The jublilent team, made up of players from Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco, is shown here Two Abaco students, Kevin Alitdor and David Vilmar, had an adventure as they traveled to Las Vegas to compete with a team of Grand Bahama youth at the National Youth Basketball Championships. Although they did not win, the experience was a tremendous learning experience for them. Please see Sports Page 27


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Houses and Land For Rent and For SaleClassified Advertisements RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS 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 366-2075 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 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. Motivated priced to sell. Call Danny 404-256-9626 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or Duplex for Short Term Rental in Nassau Located in Little Blair, 2 bed/ 1 bath, cable, laundry, facilities, no petes allowed. $100 pernight, $550 per week, monthly rate available. Please inquire at 242-393-1962 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 Man-O-War 5 acres sea to sea or will divide. Contact 242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613 Marsh Harbour lot $25,000. Call 366-3010 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 Enjoy 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 veteran who has practiced martial arts for the last four years of his young life. National coach, Mr. Elrick McKinney, came from Nassau along with competitors. Others came from Freeport and Miami such as black belt, Mr. Herby Thompson, who has a school in Miami. He was Mr. Toote’s Sensei in the late 70s. They were partners in a karate school in Nassau and have remained in touch over the years, organizing a student exchange program between The Bahamas and Florida. Individual demonstrations in the 10/11 years category followed. Marsh Harbour’s Eugene Moss place second in that category. Weapon fighting was next. Mr. Sarone Kennedy is not only familiar with karate, Karate Tournament Draws All Ages KarateFrom Page 1 Participants in the Karate Tournament held in Marsh Harbour on July 24 ranged in age from fourand five-year olds to adult. Competitors and spectators at the recent Karate Tournament came from Grand Bahama as well as Florida. Some of the younger ones are shown here with their trophies. but practices Tae Kwondo and teaches Tai Chi Chuan at Central Abaco Primary. He was followed by adult karate fighting, the last event of the tournament. In the final fight between Agatha Curry and John Johnson, Ms. Curry, who won the first prize, gave an impressive demonstration of her talents. A student at Abaco Central High School, she will be in grade 12 in September. She explained that she started Karate as a whim, but soon developed a passion for it. She has been Sensei Toote’s student since she started. It is an art that she will “continue practice for a long time,” she said. Mr. Toote’s Karate lessons will re-start in September in a new location, upstairs over Doug’s Place. A tournament is planned for October 10th in Freeport. For one week, July 24th 28th Vacation Bible School was held at Agape Christian School and over 50 kids ages 3 and up attended the half day sessions. During the week the children learned Bible verses, made crafts and sang songs.Agape School Holds Bible School


Page 26 B The Abaconian August 15, 2006 Straw Baskets • Shirts • Hats Casual Wear • Gifts • SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 • Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 • Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted Tropical Souvenirs Business Service Directory Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 • 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 • 359-6839 ________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantSpecializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207Financial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Sick Copier?Call the Copier DoctorWe make house calls! Most brands serviced We make business quality rubber stamps: Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps Self-inking and traditional stylesCall 367-4709 Fyne’s Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 • Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay www.Fynes@msn.comCommercial, Residential, Pre-construction Treatment BAHAMA TILE LICENSED INSURED Office : 367-7072Larry LoweCell : 477-5966 Marble l Granite l Ceramic Porcelain l Mud Work l Kitchens Bathrooms l Entire Home Commercial & Residential Padding & all necessary accessories Installation and quotes availableDelivery within a week!! Carpet Carpet CarpetRoss Pinder477-5019For all your carpet needs, call Ross Pinder @ 477-5019. Serving all of Abaco with over 25 years experience. Lots of samples to choose from... FOR SALE Iggy Biggy located in two prime tourist locations Sucessful long standing (16 yrs) Turnkey Retail Business, Serious Inquires Only Call 561.628.7946 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 thehunt Information is sketchy as we write this since the promoters are keeping the details to themselves until the August 11 announcement and the August 24 release on the Internet. Hopefully, we can have VolvoFrom Page 1Central Abaco Dump Hours Are ChangedThe Central Abaco dump will be closed on Saturday afternoons after 1 p.m. adn will be closed all day on Sundays and public holidays. The public is asked not to dump trash on the access road or at the entrance to thesite. Ads in The AbaconianBring Resultsmore information in the next issue of this paper. Abaco should get some interesting world-wide coverage as a result of this event.


August 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service 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 21.1’ Mako, Deep-V hull, new 225 Mercury, less than 40 hrs. New steering/ cables/ instruments/ trim tabs/ pump/ upholstery/ covers/ rocket launcher and more. Beach or fish. $30,000 Call 242-364-6585 Nassau 21’ Cobia with 150 HP HPDI Yamaha, T-top, GPS, VHF, stereo, compass, salt water wash down, new trailer, console enclosure. $25,000 Call 365-5195 22’ Abaco-built fiberglass boat, 200 HP Evinrude motor, float-on trailer, Garmin colour map GPS, VHF, fishfinder. Asking $20,000 OBO Contact Earl 367-2289 or 357-6813 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 96 Cutlass Ciera Oldsmobile Asking $3,800 OBO Call 242-544-2220 or 242-351-8202 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 28’ Bertram FB w/ twin Volvo 130 HP turbo diesels, excellent deep sea fishing boat with rod holders and outriggers. 165 gal fuel. Two Bimini tops, three burner stove, shower, head, 75 gal fresh water, saltwater wash down, sleeps 4. Fresh bottom,sides cleaned and waxed. New stuffing boxes, Engines/ two new exhaust risers, new turbo, new injector pump. Ready for fishing or weekend trips. Asking $44,500 OBO Call 366-2065 or 434-3908 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 35’ Sea Ray Sundancer cabin cruiser New Yanmar diesel. Cruises at 20 knots. New 6.5 KW diesel generator, new air conditioning, fridge, stove, ice maker, TV/VCR, hot & cold running water. Custom hard top with new side curtains and much, much more. New bottom paint. Must sell. DUTY PAID Appraised at $135,000. Will sell for $75,000 OBO Dinghy included. Truly turn key. Phone 366-0684, cell 477-5877 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’ Laguna Sailboat with 2004 15 HP Mercury Outboard. Call Steve at 367-0409 22’ Grady White Seafarer ‘88 w/200 HP Johnson, cuddy cabin. DUTY PAID. Asking $17,000. At Outboard Shop. Call 367-2703 or 781-631-0643 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 24’ Sea Fox Bayfisher 2004, 225 HP 4 stroke (60 hrs total) trailer, VHF, CD, 55 mph. DUTY PAID. $22,000 359-6376 or 321-759-5554 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 25’ Seacraft 2 engines. $16,000. New trailer $6000. Contact 457-3907 26’ Regulator “96, Hope Town. DUTY PAID. Needs repair. $30K as is. 242-366-0662 EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 1996 Bob Cat. Good condition. $12,000 Call 365-5195 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE An above ground swimming pool 24’ round and 4 ft deep. Brand new, still in the box. If interested pleas call 365-4359 VEHICLES FOR SALE 1997 Toyota Tacoma truck. $10,000 OBO Call Steve at 367-0409. Harley Davidson XR Sportster, 2003, 6000 mi. Factory race bake, 1200 cc’s. $14,000 OBO Call 242-424-0345 or 394-6248mentioned that the MVP for the tournament was Mr. Ramon McIntosh from Freeport. He added that he is grateful to the Ministry of Sports that sponsored the team and made the trip possible. A Dart World Cup competition will be held in La Hague in 2007, and the next Caribbean Cup will take place in Trinidad in 2008. SportsFrom Page 24 By Mirella Santillo All day on Saturday, August 5th, the Church of God of Prophecy in Dundas Town resounded with the sound of children’s voices and gospel music. It was the first of a three-day long weekend dedicated to Biblical teaching and entertaining for the children of Dundas Town. The Church’s minister, Rev. Mildred Ferguson, organized the event in collaboration with the National President of Children Ministry, Ms. Sharon Deveaux, who came from Nassau for the weekend, accompanied by Ms. Ophelia Turner and Mr. Theo Cooper. After an opening service on Saturday morning, the trio occupied the children with art and crafts, music, dance, refreshments and the ministering of the Word. “Every child is special to God. ” Approximately 30 children attended the program held for the first time at that church. The organizers hoped to make it a regular annual event.Vacation Bible School Draws Dundas Town Youth


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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. 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