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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 VOLUME 14, NUMBER 18, OCTOBER 1st, 2006 PM Christie inspects MH airport T he Prime Minister got a first hand view of the Marsh Harbour airport when he and his advisors climbed into the back of a pickup truck and looked at the western end of the airstrip. It was noted that there was about 1400 feet from the runway end to a small hill. Shown with the Rt. Hon Perry Christie, seated is Faron Sawyer of Cherokee Aviation, businessman Gary Sawyer is on the right and looking over the cab is the Minister of Aviation and Transport, Ms. Glynes Hanna-Martin. The police officer is ASP Miller, in charge of the Abaco district.Photo by Mirella SantilloSpace west of runway is believed adequate for runway extension SC Bootle cleans Backwood’s shoreAbaco towns staged massive cleaning efforts Students engaged cleaning exercise Story & photo By Vernique Russell In conjunction with the International Coastal Clean Up, the Friends of the Environment launched a island-wide coastal clean-up campaign. The purpose behind the campaign is to clean up our beaches and coastal area in order to preserve our coastlines and ocean. This year the clean-up campaign was taken to Please see SC Bootle Page 11 by Mirella Santillo On Wednesday September 20th, Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry Christie made an unofficial visit to Marsh Harbour to make an assessment of repairs to be made and the the possible extension of the existing runway. As soon as he touched ground, the Prime Minister expressed his plans to the people present: “We want to do the same things that was done at the Rock Sound airport to accommodate the jets coming from Europe”, he explained: “build a parallel runway for taxiing and extend the existing one”. Roughing it, the Prime Minister and Minister Hanna-Martin jumped into the back of Mr. Robert’s truck which was followed by the rest of the delegation in four additional vehicles. The Prime Minister wanted to inspect the end of the runway where a hill was alleged to impair its extension. It was noted that the distance from the end of the existing runway to the hill was approximately 1400 ft, enough for a possible extension. The next stop was at the Cherokee Air terminal, where the proposed plans were studied to ascertain there was enough space to build the parallel taxi runway without disturbing the operation of Cherokee Air. Mr. Faron explained that his planes have a Please see Airport Page 2 Business Outlook highlights our growthSpeakers stress that Abaco continues to “get it right” By Mirella Santillo The Bahamas Business Outlook, now in its third year on Abaco, was born in Nassau out of a need for a forum that would provide Bahamians with an Abaco’s popular Jack Thompson, foreground, joined approximately 100 other participants to hear a report on the Abaco economy and where it is headed. opportunity to examine the business environment to identify present and future opportunities. “Three years ago,” explained organizer Ms. Joan Albury, “it was decided Please see Outlook Page 44 Mile swim race October 14,Marsh Harbour to Elbow cayTourism’s Bridal ExtravaganzaOctober 19, Abaco Beach Resort


Page 2 The Abaconian October 1, 2006 90ft wing span which meant that there would be barely enough space for aircraft to manoeuver comfortably, assuming that with a longer runway larger airplanes would land and take off. Alternative possibilities were discussed with the Prime Minister requesting a new set of drawing. The Hon. Perry Christie’s visit ended with him checking the custom’s facilities and the terminal. The visit lasted approximately one hour. The Marsh Harbour Airport has lately been the subject of much controversy, since the residents of Abaco objected strongly to the Government ‘s renovation plans, which would have closed the airport for an indeterminate length of time and only accomplish temporary renovations. The Government still has plan for a larger international airport that would be located between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay and would serve the two localities, as mentioned by the Prime Minister: “ We truly plan a major international airport between here and Treasure Cay” he said before announcing in details the purpose of his visit. As explained by the Minister of Transport and aviation at the Business Outlook Seminar, since 9/11, necessary security measures, consisting not only of costly equipment but also of additional trained personnel, have increased tremendously the cost of building and maintaining airports, so they have to be “ planned with efficient infrastructure allowing for future growth.” How determined is the Prime Minister to go ahead with Marsh Harbour airport renovations? “ He has already decided to do it said Mr. Saunders. He would like something back from the engineers within forty eight hours.” He is ready to start any time.” Mr. Christie was accompanied by Civil Aviation Director, Mr. Cyril Saunders, Deputy Director of Security, Mr. Mervin Hutchinson, Mr. Ronald Thompson, Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office and aviation engineer, Mr. Howard Barrett. He was met at the airport by the Minister of Transport and Aviation, the Hon. Glenys M. E. Hanna-Martin who was visiting the island for the Abaco Business Outlook where she was the first guest speaker. Also present were the Marsh Harbour Airport’s Director, Mr. Bobby Jones, Mr. Gary Sawyer, Chief Councillor Cubel Davis, Mr. Timmy Roberts, A.S.P. Miller, Ms. Salome Gibson with Social Services and Mrs. Elaine Martinborough with Urban Renewal, Chief of Police Ferguson, Mr. Faron Sawyer, with Cherokee Air.Marsh Harbour airport gets surprise visit by the Prime Minister Airport plans are reviewed by Prime Minister Christie in the Abaco Club’s recetion room at Cherokee Aviation. Faron Sawyer gets an explanation. Photo by Mirella Santillo When the Marsh Harbour airport was built in 1958, traffic was very light and a taxiway was an unnecessary luxury. Now, nearly 50 years later, as the 2nd busiest airport in the country for aircraft activity, a taxiway is badly needed as well as more length. 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 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 AirportFrom Page 1


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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. 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Page 4 The Abaconian October 1, 2006 Marine ElectronicsCapt. Pat and Ann McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repair of: Web: E-mail: VHF CH 16 Tues Fri 8-5 F.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained Technician At the Jib Room. Marsh Harbour Marina Tel: 242-367-2163Fax 242-367-3388 SIMRAD Abaco HardwareCome and Celebrate with us 25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF SELECTED APPLIANCESON SHOTGUN SHELLSwith the purchase of TEN cases or moreSELECTED GRILLS & COOLERS 25% OFF SELECTED POT SETS 25% OFF25% OFF SELECTED LINENS SELECTED POWER TOOLS Tel : 367-2170 Tel : 367-2170Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, Abaco25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF that Abaco, one of the fastest areas of growth in The Bahamas, should have its own Business Outlook forum.” So for the third time, on September 20th, the conference room at the Abaco Beach Resort was filled with members of the Abaco community representing various fields of activities from business people, government officials and managerial staff of public utility companies. As varied and impressive as the community members were, they were matched by the presenters who had come from different islands of The Bahamas and also included foreigners. They represented many sectors, from the Minister of Transport and Aviation, the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin; from the Ministry of Tourism, Mr. David L. Johnson and Mr. Don Cornish; from Baker’s Bay, developer Mr. Douglas A. Shipman and consultant Mr. Livingston Marshall; from Radio Abaco, owner Mr. Silbert Mills; from the Colina Imperial Insurance Company, Mr. Keith Major; from Batelco, project manager Mr. Antonio Stubbs; from Friends of the Environment, Mrs. Lindsey McCoy; from Bahamar, Mr. Selvin Basden, Director of Human Resources: from agriculture, Mr. Earl Deveaux; from private business, Mrs. Glenda Knowles and realtor Kerry Sullivan. They had all come to share their experiences of doing business in The Bahamas and more specifically as related to Abaco, exposing the positive results as well as the challenges and to discuss the future economic development of not only The Bahamas as a country, but of Abaco as a separate entity. Introduced by Mr. Don Cornish, the first guest speaker was the Minister of Transport and Aviation, Mrs. Hanna Martin, whose topic was the importance of air travel in today’s tourist industry, “even more so in an archipelago,” she said. “The challenges created by security issues since 9/11 mean that air and sea transports have to be accessible, affordable and safe,” she explained. The Minister included statistics in her presentation: yearly, two billion people travel worldwide by air and the aviation industry supports huge levels of employment. The growth in air traffic is unmatched by any other means of transport. An airport is the conduit for this traffic. In a nation such as ours where the government operates 29 international airports throughout the country, we have to plan infrastructure efficiently for future growth. Abaco alone has four airports staffed for international flights. Failure to do so could create a negative impact on the local economy. These remarks were followed by the inevitable subject of the Marsh Harbour airport’s renovations which were approached rather vaguely and inconclusively by the Minister. Perhaps this was due to the unscheduled visit by the Prime Minister to Marsh Harbour to evaluate the airport facilities. This occurred as the Business Outlook was taking place. The next person to speak was a veteran OutlookFrom Page 1 Our growth and economy continues to be an example The Abaco business model for tourism and second home owners is recommended for other islands to emulateMr. Robert Sweeting, Member of Parliament for South Abaco, asks a question about the airport improvements.During the morning session, the Prime MNinister made an unscheduled visit and toured the airport. Photo by Mirella Santilo Please see Outlook Page 6


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MORE SERVICES..... NEW SHIPMENT! Tel : 242-367-2667 of the aviation and tourism industry, Mr. David L. Johnson, Deputy DirectorGeneral for the Ministry of Tourism responsible for tourism planning, investment and business development. Mr. Johnson brought a lot of interesting statistics regarding tourism on Abaco such as the number of visitors for the first half of 2006, 63,000 people. It appears from information collected from the visitors on the departure cards that 37 percent come to our islands for the beaches, followed by water-related activities such as sailing, deep sea fishing, and diving. Mr. Johnson said, “Abaco tourism represents the balance we ought to strive for our tourism mix. Abaco tourism is shaped by repeat visitors and second-home owners. They are the driving force behind Abaco’s stability as a destination. The island maintains a close relationship with Florida which accounts for a large number of repeat visitors as well as friends and relatives of people living here.” What are the factors behind visitors’ satisfaction on our cays and islands? Bahamian attitude, safety and taxi experience with the higher degree of satisfaction (85 percent) going to the cays. “It is crucial,” said Mr. Johnson, “that we work towards keeping repeat visitors on Abaco.” To maintain that goal he outlined a few challenges that have to be met such as updating the airport, upgrading roads and traffic signs, improve the ferry service, taking care of the stray animals and getting rid of the derelict vehicles. Mr. Johnson mentioned that there is no spin off to Abaconians from Castaway Cay. He ended by congratulating Ms. Jeritzan Outten for her outstanding work on Abaco and welcoming Mr. Don Cornish, who will take over when she leaves. A popular personality on Abaco during the recovery period following the hurricanes of 2004 was Mr. Jack Thompson, who introduced Mr. Silbert Mills who then explained the challenges one faces when becoming his own boss. What makes you move from being an employee to being an employer? “Selfemployment is not for one who does not want to take any risks,” he explained. He outlined the things one should consider before deciding to go in business, such as the availability of personnel for the chosen field, the location and the amount of capital available to enter into the venture. He warned people that in any field of business, the owner has to be able to perform any part of the business. Mr. Mills, who not only owns Radio Abaco but also Abaco Pizza, affirmed, “I can make a pizza from scratch. Successful businesses on Abaco are mom and pop operations,” he continued, “because they know every part of the business. Owning a business will help create a higher standard of living but it could also cost you your shirt,” warned Mr. Mills. Bus operator Glender Knowles reminded the audience that Abaco was founded by a Mr. Silbert Mills, of Radio Abaco, spoke on being your own boss. OutlookFrom Page 4 Please see Outlook Page 7 Solutions needed for junk cars, stray animals, affordable land group of Loyalists in 1783 who influenced the culture of the island to this day. “These were the first people to go out on a limb. Like the early settlers,” she said, “I went out on a limb in 2003.” Her business success started with a vision, a thought about bus transportation linking residents from one settlement to the other. But she soon found out, “Tourists coming from Grand Bahama on the ferry also liked to travel by bus, looking for a new experience.” Her vision grew as she enrolled in the BahamaHost Program and became a tour operator with historical and geographical knowledge that she could pass on to the travelers. Going into business was not smooth. “I had to overcome the three M’s,” she explained, “mechanic, (good and available when needed) meetings (always scheduled but not followed through) and the moratorium [on additional franchises] if lifted, would be ideal for Abaco as it was for Exuma.” She ended by saying, “The true joy of success is knowing that I have gone ‘out on a limb’ and that I will eventually overcome the three M’s which challenge me. Also, sharing the entrepreneurial spirit with others throughout Abaco will truly bring about success which is an ongoing process.” An important ongoing topic on the day’s agenda was the environment which has to be protected while allowing for economical growth. “ We have to look for opportunities to positively affect the environment,” said Mrs. McCoy, Executive Director of Friends. Two educators have joined Friends of the Environment to help develop an educational program to teach children about ways of conserving and protecting the local habitat. There is now a recycling program and the organization is actively involved in protecting the national parks, both on land and in the water. “Whatever everybody else thinks, the environment is the economy. That is why tourists come to Abaco, particularly the cays. Friends organization is not against development, but is for smart develop-ment which takes into consideration the environment and which works around it.” Every company whether a large corporation or a small business agrees that one of the biggest challenges in today’s business world is staffing. Mr. Selvin Basden, a Director of Human Resources with a large hotel, Bahamar, defined what is the 21st Century worker. “This worker,” he explained, “is someone sharp, fairly well educated, articulate, appears to be intelligent, proficient and agile. He/she picks up skills instantaneously and can apply new technology to resolve old nagging problems. However, on the down side, they are generally rude, abrupt, do not have a sense of continuity and do not support work ethics. They think that they know everything and that everything is owed to them. They have a hard time taking orders.” With more businesses opening everyday and the pool of blue collar workers


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Widespread education is helping produce doctors, lawyers and accountants when what is most needed by most businesses are electricians, plumbers or repair technicians. “Soon,” he said, “we will all be competing for the same small group of people.” His answer to that growing situation is to take care of the employees one has. “We have to recognize the staff we have, enroll them in service programs and certain government scholarship programs so the employee can further his education while still being paid. But when he comes back, put him back where he was. Because someone is a good soldier does not mean he’ll be a good officer. It is not a bleak picture,” he ended, “but a great challenge.” Mr. Marshall discussed the Baker’s Bay project, reassuring people that the company was extremely environmentally friendly. “We are involved in smart development.” he assured the group. “We have preserved thousands of tropical plants that will be replanted. We build within nature. We will disturb only 25 percent of the total land for building.” He spoke about the turtle-nesting program and the hatching of hundreds of baby loggerheads in the preserve. He clarified the issue of Crown Land that created so much controversy among some of the residents of Guana Cay by saying that 105 acres of Crown Land are dedicated to a nature preserve and only 25 acres are being utilized, leased for 40 years with an option to extend the lease or buy the land. He explained again the working of the Fig Tree Foundation which is a selfimposed project to benefit the residents of the cay. Within the past year twenty lots have been reserved for Bahamians of Great Guana Cay at the under-market price of $50,000 per lot. “It is an investment in the life style and the future of this country.” One year later much development has occurred on Abaco and more is still in the making. As voiced by one of the presenters, “The Abaco business outlook is looking great; there is a lot of promise.” More visitors are coming, more people are moving in. However, as pointed out by many presenters, the island faces the same challenges they did a year ago: the airport is still a major unattended problem, the disposal of the garbage in a safe, healthier way has not been resolved, roads are still in disrepair and utilities non-efficient. Tourists are starting to voice their concerns. What was quaint when the population was limited when traffic problems were nonexistent and pollution was minimal is now becoming a sore issue to visitors. Before allowing more development, more traffic congestion and pushing tourism, would it not be a safe move to really put all the infrastructure in place? Educate your employees Bus. Outlook raised land issuesby Luzena Two issues that caused a stir at the Abaco Business Outlook were on the Marsh Harbour Airport and the rising cost of land. Even with Minster Hanna-Martin’s presentation, persons are still not convinced that the plans being presented to the Abaco community will come to fruition. Many persons have a wait and see attitude when it come to the airport. The other hot topic was land. With Abaco being the fastest growing island in The Bahamas, there is an increase in the demand for affordable property by local persons. Abaco’s popularity has increased the demand for land, with a subsequent increase in the cost of land. Ms. Kerie Sullivan, Realtor, is advocating a further increase in demand, as that will cause the value of properties to increase. This makes the land more valuable for those who own land.A viewpoint on land by Luzena While we would love to see the value of our properties rise, we must take into consideration that the average Bahamian would not be able to afford a those high cost properties. The only persons who will be able to afford those properties, especially the prime pieces of properties such as the beachfront properties are foreigners. With the steady increase in property value it is a struggle for the average Bahamians to buy land. What will happen to our children and our grandchildren when they cannot afford properties here in Abaco? Many have argued that with proper financial planning persons will be able to purchase properties and such, but what about those who, through no fault of their own cannot afford to buy a piece of land? This situation is something that needs to be addressed. Food for Thought!Employers told to assist with employee education


Page 8 The Abaconian October 1, 2006 Dave Ralph The Editor Says . The crisis in affordable land 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, Samantha Evans, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Annabelle Cross, Stephanie Downs, 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 What’s Up? I had just stepped off the ferry and was standing at the public dock on Elbow Cay. “Welcome home, Stephanie,” said a local. “Thanks,” I mumbled, a little preoccupied. I looked despairingly at the surrounding skyline. Surely I had not been away long enough to merit such a transformation. It was no more than six weeks. “What’s up?” came a familiar voice. I turned to see a friend who was on her way to the ferry to pick up a package. She hurried on without waiting for a reply. (It’s a common thing on the islands. “How are you?” is not an invitation to share your soul. It is a rhetorical question. Most people don’t want an on the spot organ recital!) The Ups and Downs of Paradise I was a little surprised when she caught up with me, package in hand. By this time I was in line with the post office and heading past the government clinic to my house in the heart of the settlement. “Steph, you look a bit pale. Did you have a bad flight?” she enquired and then before I could answer she repeated “What’s up?” “That is, that is, and that is,” I replied, pointing in every direction. “Oh, you mean those new er..monstrosities,” she laughed. “Getting quite built up, isn’t it.” ‘It’s like a metropolis,” I agreed sadly. “A strip mall would complete the picture,” I added wryly. A line in a song by Judy Collins immediately sprang to mind. “They paved Paradise put up a parking lot. Don’t it always seem to be that you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone.” And to my mind it was pretty much “gone” with these latest developments. As I continued on my way, I reflected on the picturesque little village I moved to more than a decade ago. Its attraction and charm lay in its small unassuming little clapboard houses with their pretty gardens and white picket fences. I headed towards Vernon’s Store to stock up on groceries. There was long queue so I read some of his funny “off the wall” sayings which are pinned near the till. “Some days you’re the pigeon and some days you’re the statue,” caught my attention and I laughed. Today is a pigeon day. After exchanging greetings with Vernon and purchasing three bags of perishables, I left to go. “Good to be back?” he called after me. That immediately set me off again. “Back to the new Hope Town,” I quipped. “What’s with the towering edifices?” Vernon’s face dropped, and he gave his characteristic look of disapproval, followed by an insightful and perceptive response. Vernon never pulls punches. He says it how it is. As I walked out of the store, I noticed a humorous sign on the door giving directions to the nearest Walmart! It will soon be just around the corner, I mused to myself. Anything is possible. And anything is, of course, on an island which has no zoning restrictions. With aesthetics out of the window and architectural tradition literally a thing of the past, bigger is now better and higher is better still. ‘Why are we having so many power cuts?” I asked a local at Captain Jacks one night. “BEC (Bahamas Electricity Company) just can’t keep up with all these new big buildings,” came the reply. This is a small settlement on a small island with a modest electrical supply. The same goes for other utilities such as water which, when not caught in a rain water cistern, is provided by small water companies on the island. Again, the supply is limited. Please see Whats up Page 21 At the recent Abaco business Outlook, two of our writers were there and gave their view of the presentations. Apparently a Realtor made the case for increasing land demand which increases the value and the cost for purchasers. This is good for those holding land and those selling it. One of our writers noted that ordinary Bahamians are finding land hard to find and often beyond their means. (See page 7) This is not just an Abaco problem but is echoed throughout The Bahamas. In the past several years, The Bahamas have become recognized by developers and individuals as a desirable place to be. The economy is booming and prices are escalating. It is interesting to note that the same situation exists in pockets of the United States. The Miami West Palm Beach is having similar problems. Green Turtle Cay’s sister city of Key West is exceptionally hard pressed with growth problems. A community cannot exist based solely on exclusive resorts and wealthy homeowners, towns cannot survive on these institutions alone. A vital part of any community is the ordinary people who go to work every day and provide the goods and services needed by the institutions and wealthy homeowners. This includes teachers, store clerks, restaurant help, police and all the other people involved in the day-by-day operation of the community. Where are they to live? It is possible to have an exclusive resort or institution serviced by residents in a nearby town. Walker’s Cay is an example where the staff commuted about four miles by boat from nearby Grand Cay. This is the problem facing Key West, Man-O-War, Harbour Island and other resort driven locations. There are no easy answers. However, no community can exist without a stable labour force. It is possible for a resort or industrial operation to establish itself in a remote location and build company housing to meet its needs. In the last century, the lumbering companies on Abaco followed this model with a company town which was transplanted as they moved to new locations. However, this does not work when a development moves into or alongside an established town and draws its employees from that town. A town can coexist with a resort or company operation when the situation is static and not rapidly expanding. Economies expanding like Key West or Abaco have to find innovative ways to solve the need for land or housing for ordinary residents. In the old days, a new teacher in Key West would get a job then find an apartment. Now an apartment is apt to be included with the job. Times are changing. Government recognized this Abaco problem several years ago and established the Central Pines Estates subdivision with approximately 500 quarter acre lots. These were offered in the $14,000 and up range to Abaco Bahamians. The response was slow with people complaining that the price was not affordable. The lots were later made available to any Bahamian who could sign the papers and make the payments. Those lots are now sold out with resales reported to be in the $40,000 bracket. (See the aerial photo on page 9) Central Pines lots were offered with paved roads, electricity and water meter access. Government has been negligent in following through as residents have long waits for phone service and garbage collection is non-existent. While generously establishing the 500 lot subdivision, no financial provision was made for local government to provide the services residents get in the older established sections of town. Abaco’s prosperity has apparently reached the common person, at least those owning those lots, who have now decided that those original prices weren’t so bad after all. A slow start has begun on phase two which may contain 400 or more similar lots. As opposed to Key West and Bahamian settlements on small islands, Abaco has abundant government land and the Central Pines exercise can be repeated. Government needs to stop talking and move on the accepted concept of establishing a low cost subdivision for Bahamians starting their economic future and security. Lots could be smaller and amenities omitted such as wide verges. The appeal of an inexpensive subdivision is directed at those Bahamians at the bottom of the economic ladder, possibly some of those Bahamians now living in the Mud or Pigeon Peas. This is not an impossible concept as government opened a small subdivision in Crossing Rocks after Hurricane Floyd with lots offered to the residents there for less than $1,000. Admittedly, there may have been some government subsidy or charity in the deal as the Crossing Rocks beachfront community had been destroyed by Hurricane Floyd. Lots in Marsh Harbour’s Sweeting Tract sold for approximately $10,000 in 2000. Now, six years later, you are hard pressed to find a lot there for $45,000 and this is a subdivision with dirt roads and no public water supply. In any event, people here are beginning to realize that land values are rising and must be accepted. The situation on the Cays is a bit different as there is a scarcity of land and virtually no public land. Young people starting their family and career often move to Marsh Harbour where land is more plentiful. Some of these folks then commute back to their home island for work. The Orchard Bay development on Guana Cay made 20 inland residential lots available to Bahamians for $50,000 each and we believe these have all been sold. Although that may sound high, for land on one of the Cays, that is a very reasonable price. The Baker’s Bay development on guana Cay is preparing to make a similar offer. On some islands, there is a great hue and cry for government to take action against the foreign element causing the high land prices and get the cost of land back within reason. These people complaining about the foreigners are likely the same ones with a higher standard of living due to the foreign presence there. A heavy handed approach 30 years ago to foreign land ownership brought the Bahamian economy to a drastic slowdown. There is currently government talk of again imposing some sort of restrictions on foreign land ownership. Man-O-War has watched rising land values on their island and neighbouring islands and have decided to try something new. They have watched foreigners buy acreage for an excessively high price, or at least it seemed excessive at the time. Locals were then paid to build an expensive house for the new owner. Frequently a piece of the land was subsequently sold to another foreigner with the owner recouping some or much of his original investment. These are not transactions for the faint hearted as the original investment may have been a $1 million or more often much more. Man-O-War has now formed a foundation with their community ball park as the foundation’s initial asset, something in excess of half a million dollars. In typical Abaco fashion, Man-O-War recognizes the growing problem and is looking for home-grown solutions. They recognize the value which the second homeowner has imparted to their community and want to maintain that relationship. They want to coexist and retain their current life style to the extent they are able. It is much of these same qualities they are trying to preserve that attracted the foreign property owner in the first place. They see no reason to change that. Man-O-War is embarking on a new journey to seek solutions without looking to government to solve their problems. It will be interesting to watch this organization and see how it fares in practise against its stated goals. By Stephanie Downs


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #14, Lake Park, FL 33403 or: P.O. Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe Receiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed on issues such as: • Resort & hotel development • Improvements to roads, airport, docks, schools, etc. • Phone and electric company changes • Fishing, boating & sporting activities • Immigration, taxes or duty changes • Changes to laws and regulations • Community events • New business ventures • Changes in airline service • Actions by local government Letters to the Editor Dear Editor: Please allow me your valuable space to set the record straight concerning the public bathroom at the ferry dock in Marsh Harbour. I am getting weary of the subject. In 2001 Central Government had $30,000 left in their budget. It was decided to give Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town each $10,000 to construct a bathroom in each township. Marsh Harbour built theirs at the ferry dock. It has two separate bathrooms with one entrance. Each bathroom as one toilet, one urinal and one basin. (Also a mirror over the basins.) A lady from Dundas Town has the job to open and clean the bathrooms Monday through Saturday. I close the bathrooms every afternoon between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. as a favour for the cleaning lady because gas is so expensive. The bathroom as been open for five years this month. I maintain it completely with water, painting, plumbing, door locks because the government does nothing except pay to have it cleaned. Therefore, I am asking the people who criticize me, where are the Dundas Town and Murphy Town bathrooms? The caller on Radio Abaco called me racial but I would like them to know (if they are too ignorant to read this letter, maybe someone will tell them) this bathroom would not be there after five years if it was not done in this manner. Also they could go and look for the two public bathrooms in Dundas Town and Murphy Town and use them. Thank you for your time. Yvonne M. KeyBusiness venture is abandonedDear Editor: It is with regret that I announce my departure from the last restaurant I started and loved. While I appreciate the years my partners and I successfully worked together, recent events, unfounded accusations and personal character attacks have made it impossible for me to continue my association with the restaurant or the people involved. I hope my valued and loyal customers will support my decision, turn away from the vicious gossip being circulated around town and patronize my new venture with my sister at the Snack Shack. Thank you, Barbara M. SimmonsMarvels at Batelco’s billingBTC (Batelco) aka Bahamas Telecommunications Company Box N3048. NASSAU, N.P, Gentlemen: Today, Sept 29, I received my telephone account for the month ended Aug 29th. It would seem that as soon as the account came off the press one of your energetic employees raced right down to the post office and put the bill in my box so I would have it to pay on the very last day it was due!!! A most commendable feat. One hundred miles in 31 days or 3.3 miles a day. Not exactly Olympic material!! The first ten lines denote a charge of $1.25; four credits totalling $50 and five charges totalling $52. Bottom linebeing a senior citizen my discount amounts to $3.25 more than the regular rate. There was no explanation Looks like the old smoke and mirrors game all over again. Just send it to the customer -he’s never going to notice. And if he does we just say the computer made the error!!!! Of course there may have been several other government departments involved to SLOW DOWN THE OPERATION. It’s really surprising what teamwork can do. A frustrated BTC customerStingrays do not attack, they only defend themselvesLet’s get the biological facts straight about stingrays before we become reluctant to go into the sea again! Related to sharks by being cartilaginous (without bones) the stingray finds and feeds in a very different way from a shark. The Southern Stingray (Dasyatis americana, grey and the most common stingray in Abaco) is a docile bottom feeder whose primary reaction to a perceived threat is to swim away. When it is not gliding gracefully through the sea in search of a new fast-food spot, it just wiggles or flaps in the sand and munches on crabs, clams, worms and shrimps with its small boney mouth, which is on its underside, well back from the leading edge of the body. Of course, to the crab, which is about to be eaten that’s an attack! The gentle flapping and wiggling often causes the ray to become mostly covered with sand, sometimes making it almost unseen to the untrained eye. Then stepping on the mostly obscured ray becomes the most common way for humans to became victims of the defense scenario. Its poisonous barb is at the base of the tail where the tail joins the body and is for defense only. If a stingray perceives what seems like an attack by another creature, it defends itself by curving its surprisingly flexible body and tail upward in a stabbing action. Strictly a defense mechanism. The jagged-barbed bone has a poisonous sheath on it like a skin. That “skin” comes off in the inflicted wound and leaves a powerful venom, but I have been told that although it can be excruciatingly painful, it is not a neurotoxin and only very, very rarely does it cause death. The tragic and unfortunate accidental death of Steve Irwin, TV’s Crocodile Hunter, can only be attributed to Steve’s being too close above the ray as he approached it. I have read that the TV sceneCrossing Beach Bathroomswas being filmed from in front of the ray (bright lights are often used), while Steve approached the ray from behind and above. So the ray probably perceived a threatening action from in front and then from above, to which it reacted in its defensive mode. Having lead divers as a scuba diver instructor underwater for about 30 years in Abaco, I have dove and interacted with these beautiful creatures many times being careful to observe their habits and have come to the conclusion that stingrays are really gentle creatures — if you don’t, knowingly or unknowingly, attack them. Dave GaleMy dream is realizedSince 1981 I have been visiting the cays of Abaco. I instantly began dreaming of Central Pines Estates Dundas TownApproximately 500 lots were made available to Bahamians several years ago for $14,000 $15,000. The area is sold out and work has begun on phase 2. Government uas been negligent in providing garbage and other services. Compare these prices with Man-OWar where a native might find a small interior lot for $50,000 to $75,000. The public dump is at the top of the photo and the BEC plant on S.C. Bootle Highway is at the upper right. Please see Letters Page 21


Page 10 The Abaconian October 1, 2006 Diamante Dental ClinicDr. J. Denise Archer D.D.S. Garnett Archer Mem. Blvd., Suite #6 P.O. Box AB 20579 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Website: (appointments can be made online) Tel: 242-367-4968 • Fax: 242-367-3001 Emergency 242-554-8327 Email: • Dr. Barry L. Russell October 27 of the Bahamas Orthodontic Center Orthodontics (Braces) • Dr. Kendal Major October 18 Periodontics (gum disease) Implants • Dr. J. Denise Archer Mondays Saturdays General Dentistry Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) available South Abaco News Moore’s Islandby Ruthamae Rolle to Mirella Santillo The end of the summer vacation on Moore’s Island was marked by the Home Coming celebrations which started on August 24th at the park with a rake and scrape concert with La Si Do and the Boys, a group from Cat Island who also performed on Friday and Saturday nights. The Home Coming was quite exciting, commented Mrs. Ruthamae Rolle, with the visit of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry Christie, who officially opened the event on Saturday afternoon accompanied by other government officials including Mr. Bradley Roberts Minister of Works; Administrators Revis Rolle, Cedrick Bowe and Neil Campbell; Mr. Koed Smith; and Mr. Philip Davis. “There was music, dance, food and fun.” The celebrations ended with a service at St. Matthew Baptist Church on Sunday. The other exciting event for Mrs. Rolle, who is the school principal, is the addition of three new classrooms being built on the same compound. The classrooms will accommodate high school students from grade 10 to 12. However, this year there will only be a grade 10 class with ten children enrolled This year the Moore’s Island school will provide education for 162 students. Four new teachers, two replacements and two additional ones have been added to the faculty. They are Ms. Greta Yorrick, a native of Guyana who has been teaching in Nassau for a number of years; Ms. Paula Ceres, also a Guyanese coming to Moore’s Island from Mayaguana; Ms. Joan Reid from Jamaica; and Ms. Marcelle Thomas from Grand Cay. Other exciting news for the school was the donation of ten computers, a gift from Mr. Basil Neymour of Freeport, who took the computers to Moore’s Island on September 26th. Mrs. Rolle is looking forward to a great school year with sports competitions, both local and national, and academic competitions such as the National Spelling Bee. As president of the newly formed Marching Band, she is looking forward to the band resuming practice. ASP Wayne Miller, Abaco’s Police Chief, has arranged for Const. Smith and Woman Const. Miller to alternate weekly visits to Hard Bargain from Marsh Harbour to teach the band music for two hours. With so much happening and so many projects in the making, the youth of Moore’s Island have their days well planned and occupied.Cherokee SoundBy Lee Pinder Burial of Lines BTC is finally burying the fiber optic telephone wires that were strung loosely along the roadside from the Abaco Club at Winding Bay boundary lines to the parking lot in Cherokee over two years ago. Hopefully, our new water lines will be next. Recycling Plan Cherokee Primary School and Friends of The Environment along with the rest of Abaco have joined forces to start a new project for the betterment of our island. They will put into place a recycling plan to collect and ship our used aluminum drink container cans. Collection bags are available for individual home use upon request and a central collection station will be designated where periodic collection for shipments off the island can be made. Ms. Michelle Lowe, Principal of the Cherokee Sound Primary School, is urging every home in Cherokee and Yellow Wood to participate in this very important project. This is important to the ecology, our environment and our future. Notices have been posted around the community, and it is hoped everyone will want to cooperate. Service of Induction Rev. Dr. Laverne R. Lockhart, Vice President of The Eastern Abaco Region of the Bahamas Methodist Conference, conducted the Induction Service for Rev. Dr. Stephen T. Hale at Epworth Methodist Chapel in Cherokee Sound on September 17. The Act of Dedication was performed by Mrs. Kendris L. Carey, President of the Conference wherein she spoke about cooperation between the three churches. The building was filled with onlookers, friends, church members and well wishers including Robert Sweeting, our local Member of Parliament who came to be a part of this important occasion and lend his support to Rev. Hale. After the new minister introduced his wife and family to the congregation, he committed himself to the church with promises to carry on the good works and confided to those present his hopes and plans for the future. It is always a time of joy and fellowship whenever the three churches, St. Andrews in Marsh Harbour, St. James in Hope Town and Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound, come together for special occasions like this. A luncheon was served in the community center across the street from the church which I’m sure everyone enjoyed. Register now to Vote


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 CURRY’S FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front San Salvador, Andros, New Providence and Abaco. This is the third year that the island of Abaco has participated and an underwater clean-up was launched. Schools, community groups and churches participated and among them was the Sherlin Bootle High School. Under the direction of Mr. E. Cooper, the 12th grade classes at Sherlin Bootle cleaned the coastline and the bay in Blackwood. The attendance of the students was almost perfect and the students were very proud to be a part of the campaign. The students used the clean up as credits toward their community service that is required for graduation. They all agreed that the clean up boosted their sense of community pride and were really happy to a piece in the puzzle. They are encouraging the communities in North Abaco to take pride in their surroundings and keep the island clean. Principal Huel Moss is very proud of the students and thrilled by the turn out. Although coastal clean up is observed on September 16th worldwide and September 16th – 30th on Abaco, everyday should be a day to clean the beaches and our communities, we must become more concerned and be responsible for our areas as citizens. SC BootleFrom Page 1Coastal Clean-up extends island-wideby Portia Jonsson A juvenile of Haitian descent was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court, Marsh Harbour on Sptember 25th for the spree of armed robberies at service stations in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. The juvenile was escorted to court by four police officers shortly after 2:15pm. A very small number of his family andJuvenile arraigned for armed robberiesfriends gathered outside the court house including his brother, Shervin Altidor. Mr. Altidor is citing allegations of police brutality and racism and claims that the police has no evidence on his brother and does not think it is right for them to beat him up resulting in a missing tooth. He further stated that his family is being refused to visit or see him when asked.U.S. jails Abaco men for smuggling aliensTwo men from Abaco were captured while “trying to escape” in the vessel they had sailed from The Bahamas on Thursday night, Sept 14 with a load of immigrants. A 38-year-old and a 41-year-old, both of Marsh Harbour, were taken into custody by officers from Rocky Point, Florida and later turned over to federal authorities. The serial numbers had been reportedly filed off both of the boats two Yamaha 200hp motors. A gutted 1983 blue Bertram boat with additional gas tanks was confiscated. Officials believe the crew dropped off their passengers about 4 a.m., just inside the St Lucie Inlet. Most of the immigrants were believed to have been taken into custody This information appeared in an article in the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel newspaper September 18 and did not identify the men. We would like to correct a couple of inaccuracies in the last issue of The Abaconian concerning Every Child Counts. The tuition is $1650 for the school year, not $1650 per semester as stated in theEvery Child Counts correctionpaper. Also the upstairs of the new building will not be used until it is completed. Only the downstairs classrooms are being used.


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Page 14 The Abaconian October 1, 2006 Light Impressions Tile Outlet New Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Today’s CeramicsSouth America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. .We stock: Spacers • Caps • Trims • and Accessories Thin-set • Mastic • Grouts • Saws & Blades• Free estimates • Free delivery for larger orders • Special pricing for builders and contractors • Installation also optionalAbaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display • Ceramic • Granite • Stone • Procelain • Vinyl • Wood Sid’s Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 “A Unisex Salon”Ofra Cosmetics • Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday • 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza • 367-3623 About 30 Man-O-War residents gathered on the school basketball court in the evening of September 15 to an initial presentation of the Man-O-War Foundation. This has been organized by a group of relatively young men, mostly aged 20 40, who are concerned with the future of their island. In typical Abaco fashion they are working to solve several issues at the local level. Many of these issues are a common concern in other Family Islands of The Bahamas. One of the foremost long term problems facing Bahamians is the escalating cost of land which is very scarce and high priced on the cays. This is a problem due to the popularity of many islands which pushes real estate values beyond the reach of the native residents. Man-O-War may have found an workable solution within their circumstances. Years ago, Mr. William H. Albury, “Uncle Will,” left the ballpark land to the town for the resident’s perpetual use. It has been in legal limbo over the years as there was no legal entity to own this land. Bahamian towns do not own the land comprising parks and public places, it is owned by government in Nassau. Forming a foundation provided the entity that could hold title to the ball field. This solved another problem which required that a foundation must start with $10,000 in capital. The ocean front ball park provided the foundation with assets of half a million dollars or more. There are several other small plots of land given similarly years ago which may be legally acquired by the foundation. The original founding members of the committee each contributed $250 to start a working bank account and to show their commitment to the project. Even a foundation with half a million in assets needs money for stamps and phone calls. At a practical level, the ball field had to be surveyed, lawyers engaged and other details worked out which cost money. The incorporated foundation will have the ability to borrow money using the ball field as collateral. The immediate goal is to acquire a tract about 90 feet wide and extending 1300 feet from ocean to the harbour. This lies just outside the accepted town boundaries. They would work to buy it at a current but realistic price. The next step would be to divide it into ten or so interior house lots and make a premium oceanfront lot on the beach. The waterfront lot on the harbour would be reserved for docks for the ten or so lots, and a common lot on the harbour for docks. The beach lot would be sold at a premium, probably to a foreigner wanting oceanfront property. Deducting this revenue from their original purchase price determines the cost of the ten interior house lots. These would be quickly sold to local persons. If properly done, the original mortgage against the foundation would be satisfied and the process could be repeated. This follows the pattern often seen where a foreigner buys a piece of land, builds a house and recoups much of his original investment by selling a piece of his land. The foundation members see the logic of this transaction and want to use the procedure to their benefit. Another goal of the foundation is to finance and build a five room school building for a private high school allowing the Man-O-War children to complete their high school education on the island. High school students now spend about two hours a day commuting to different high schools in Marsh Harbour. Those two hours each day could be used for vocational training, apprenticeship programs or other uses for the student’s benefit. The long range goal is to begin instilling work ethics and vocational training programs giving their youngsters the means to earn a living and be able to live on their home island. They are disturbed to see young people move to Marsh MOW Foundation aims to preserve town values Immediate goals are resolving ballpark ownership, affordable land and a high schoolEight members of the newly formed Man-O-War Foundation stand after their presentation;.left to right are Walter Sweeting, Roy Russell, David Albury, William Weatherford, Ray Weatherford, George Phillpot, Haziel McDonald and Neville Albury. The Man-O-War ballpark is on the beach, bottom center of the photo. Please see MOW Page 20


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 2,3,4&5Bedroom BeachfrontRentalsTreasure Cay, Abaco, BahamasPhone: 242-365-8500 Fax: TollFreeReservations:800-563-0014 18HoleGolf Course,Tennis,BoatRentals, Scuba,IslandTours,Shopping&More!One of the10Best Beaches in the WorldŽNational Geographic LUXURYCONDOMINIUMS Tbh 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 Maintained35% off all rentals through February 11 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 Green T Cayby Annabelle Cross The daytime temperatures may be in the high 80’s, but signs are all around that summer is over. It’s dark at 7:30, the evenings are not hot and humid, the sea gulls are not laughing, its quiet all around town and the children are back in school. Summer is a busy time on Green Turtle Cay, with a lot of tourists and relatives visiting the island, but there are not necessarily many planned events. People simply enjoy boating, the beaches, visiting with friends and even getting off the island during the summer! School renovations At the end of the last school year a contract was signed for major repairs and renovations to Amy Roberts Primary School. In the historic wooden building, the walls of both classrooms were painted. In the concrete building an existing News of the cays classroom was turned into a principal’s office, bathrooms and staff area. At the other end of the building the existing kitchen, office, bathroom and storage area were gutted and turned into a classroom. The floors in the entire building were tiled. A new kitchen will be built at the end of the existing building and a storage room will be built at the end of the bathroom block. Both buildings will get new windows. The ceiling will be replaced in the concrete building and the floor of the wooden building will be replaced. A fence now encloses the entire campus with gates at two entrances. Although the construction crew worked all summer long, two months were just not enough time to complete all the work. In the end they focused their efforts on completing the classroom and staff area. When the teachers returned to school on August 28 it was realized that the campus could not be ready for September 4th. The opening of school was postponed until September 11th. After two weeks of hard work by the construction crew, the principal, the teaching staff and the janitress, the school was ready to accept students on September 11th. The students in grades 2 6 were not really upset about the extended holiday, but the first graders were so eager for their first day at the “big school”. So, on September 11 the new school year began at Amy Roberts Primary with 56 students, Principal Anne Bootle, teachers Sara Roberts, Alexandria Sawyer and Maria Schrack and janitress Winnie Bodie. Mr. Vogel Williams will be teaching Physical Education on Fridays. When all of the repairs and remodeling is completed Amy Roberts Primary will be, to quote the Minister of Works, “state of the art” and “conducive to learning.” But while the building will be modernized, the students will still be taught in combined grades. No additional classrooms were built, so there is not much chance for additional teaching staff at Amy Roberts Primary. The students would truly benefit from having a fully staffed school with a teacher for each grade! Teachers must be commended for doing the best they can to provide quality education while being stressed and over worked with more than one grade level! Green Turtle Cay Council meeting The Green Turtle Cay District Council held a Town Meeting on September 22. Please see Cays Page 18


Page 16 The Abaconian October 1, 2006 North Abaco News by Vernique Russell New Principal for SC Bootle A special welcome is extended to all of the new teachers and new Principal Mr. Huel Moss. He is no stranger to Abaco as he was stationed at Abaco Central High School for several years before serving on Andros. We are delighted to have you in our communities and look forward to working with you as you prepare our children through hard work to make provision for their future. The North Abaco communities welcome home Ms. Austine Mills to the Treasure Cay Primary School. Ms. Mills is the daughter of Mr. Austin Mills, Principal at Fox Town Primary School. We welcome all of you to Abaco and hope that your stay with us be pleasant and productive. Windows arrive for S. C. Bootle High School The Sherlin Bootle High School has finally received the new windows that they have patiently waited for since Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Since then we have had a few more hurricanes. However, despite the long time it took to reach, the teachers and students are proud to have the windows at last. If you visit the high school, the new windows will catch your eye. The school year has begun with lots of new faces and changes at the high school. Hopefully, improved results from the students will be evident this year. Observe Beach Etiquette at Treasure Cay’s public beach Those persons using the public beach in Treasure Cay, are advised that they are responsible for cleaning up behind themselves. The beach has become filthy and disgusting due to the nasty and inconsiderate persons who have been using it. Residents are fed up with the trash that is left behind at the beach after persons have had picnics and other events. Residents are calling you as Abaconians to take pride and keep the public beach at Treasure Cay clean. Beach Party to raise funds Discovery Day/ National Heroes Day will be celebrated in grand style as the North Abaco Summer Festival & Power Boat Race committee host an exciting beach party on Friday October 13th. There will be fun, food and entertainment for all. The public is invited to come and support the Power Boat Race committee as they seek to raise funds to host the 2nd Annual Summer Festival and Power Boat Races. Bring your entire family and party on the beach with the committee. This is an event you definitely don’t want to miss!. Business Owners Alarmed Abaco is growing and developing very rapidly and with growth there is an increase in crime. Police officers are calling on business owners and residents to be extremely cautious when conducting business. The alarm has been sounded for businesses to take the necessary measures to secure their premises. Recently, there have been armed robberies throughout the island. Police are also calling on the residents in the community to be watchmen and look out for suspicious persons. This is the time for us to ensure our safety. Remember. things change when “good people seize the silence and start speaking out.” Please, let’s do our part and work with the police to keep Abaco safe for all of us. Voter’s Registration is Ongoing Persons who are eligible to vote in the upcoming general election are urged to register now. The general election will be called before May 2nd, 2007. In order to make your voice heard, you must 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. Environmental Health Closed The Department of Environmental Health has closed its office in North Abaco and all matters related to Environmental Health must now be forwarded to Marsh Harbour. A staff member in Marsh Harbour said, “The office space is no longer necessary and we have to cut costs. We have received a cut in our budget and the closure is a matter of being practical,” Mr. Everette Bootle, who was in charge of the office, has retired. Taking North Abaco by Force Under the command of Sgt. Cash, the North Abaco division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force is making their presence known. The Police department has launched a series of road blocks with the most recent one on September 19, 2006, at the main entrance into Treasure Cay. Police officers and reserves from all stations in North Abaco were represented. The road check is one of many more to come and was initiated to crack down on criminals. The recent armed robbery of the E & P Texaco Service Station in Treasure Cay has caused a discomfort among business owners and residents; however the officers have committed themselves to restoring law and order, peace and tranquility to all the residents in North Abaco. Sgt. Cash and his team are dedicated to rebuilding the trust of the business community and residents. With so much negativity surrounding police officers on the island, residents are glad that our officers in the North are doing an excellent job. The Band is on its Way! The launch meeting of the Treasure Cay Community Band was held on September 2nd at the Community Center in Treasure Cay. The meeting was hosted by Police Constable 2946 Hepburn, who is responsible for the Community Band. This is a joint effort with the Royal Bahamas Police and persons of the community. Officer Hepburn said that the purpose of this band is to provide wholesome activities for the young people in the area. He said,”There are too many young people on drugs and who are neglected and no one is concerned about their well being.” Officer Hepburn is confident that the band will serve as a bridge to connect the community and those neglected. The band is more than just a place for fun but will seek to provide assistance in every aspect of those enrolled. The Band committee will seek to offer an after-school homework assistance program for its members. “Education must always be first and foremost,” said Mr. Hepburn. The band also seeks to engrave the importance of discipline life values into our teenagers as the go through their difficult teen years. The band is a new organization and members will be calling on corporate offices and persons in the community to make donations for instruments and supplies. Musical instruments may also be donated. The committee believes that indeed it takes a village to raise a child and we all must play our role in ensuring that our children are steered into the right direction. Applications are still being accepted and Officer Hepburn is encouraging more parents to get involved. The band is open to anyone between the ages of 7-99 and Please see North Page 17


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 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 meets Saturdays from 11am-1pm at the Anglican Church Hall. Both girls and boys are welcome as well as persons from other settlements. Dates for the commencement of the afternoon home classes have not yet been established but interested persons should contact Officer Hepburn for further information.One of us joins policeWPC Russell was raised in the quite settlement of Cooper’s Town where she attended elementary and secondary school. Upon graduation WPC Russell moved to Nassau to further her education. However her dream to become a police officer was stronger than anything else. Though her parents Ranville & Rose tried to discourage her they realized that there was something inside a lot stronger and instead became pillows of support. On returning home, she submitted her application and was persistent in following up on its status, making daily calls to ASP Miller. Finally after months of waiting, her perseverance was rewarded. In September of 2005, WPC Russell was a member on the team of officers in training. After months of intensive training and hard work, she passed the tests. On April 19th, 2006, WPC Russell graduated a Police Officer. She has been making her presence felt among those she works with and those she serves and protect. The community of North Abaco congratulates you, WPC 3016 Russell on your accomplishment. You are an example of what perseverance can bring for the young lady in North Abaco and we are so proud of you. Presently WPC Russell is stationed at the Marsh Harbour Police and hopefully one day she get to serve the folks here in North Abaco. Where did she come from? From Among Us!New Sheriff in TownIn July, Cpl. Ashley Hepburn joined the police team serving North Abaco in the Cooper’s Town station. The Sherlin Bootle High School is among his responsibies. Since he took his post at the high school, students have been forced to buckle up. With continued work with Principal Moss, the teachers and Cpl. Hepburn, great things are anticipated from the high school in Cooper’s Town.New Basketball CoachIn an effort to build to a closer bond with the school and the police, Sgt. Deanza Cash, who is in charge of North Abaco, will be the new coach of the Sherlin Bootle basketball teams, replacing Mrs. Athena Mackey-Russell, who is presently on maternity leave. Sgt Cash has served as head coach on Moore’s Island and, Marsh Harbour and now North Abaco. Students are looking forward to working with him. They thought they were going to be disappointed with no opportunity to play basketball this year.Welcome to North AbacoThe communities of North extend a warm welcome to Ms. Hanna, the newly appointed Social Service Officer. Ms. Hanna is posted at the Social Service office in Cooper’s Town and is replacing Michelle Collie.New AttitudeFor years Bahamians have eaten lavishly, feeding on only the best and eating like kings and queens. Recently due to increase in deaths caused by overweight and obesity Bahamians are now being more conscious and are taking health issues more seriously. The ladies in North Abaco are not being left behind but have jumped on the wagon and have a “New Attitude.” New Attitude is the newest weight loss and enhancement support group. After being a part of Weight Watches which recently closed its doors on Abaco, founder Bridgette McKinneyRussell developed the group to provide support for women struggling with weight issues. Every week members meet Mondays in Treasure Cay and Thursday in Green Turtle Cay. Members are weighed and open forum discussions are held. Members are also given motivational talks to encourage them to stay focused. New Attitude is a changed lifestyle, healthy eating habits and attitude.Abundant Living“Walking away pounds for Jesus”, is the theme at the Abundant Living Walk aerobics club at Full Gospel Assembly. Walk aerobics is a club that meets bi-weekly to exercise, and encourage. Exercise is an important part of keeping healthy and with this in mind kids and adults alike gather to get fit. The sessions usually last for fortyfive minutes to an hour. If you are looking for a spot to work and a fun group of people to do it with, come to Full Gospel fellowship hall and join in the fun. Sessions are on Mondays at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 6:30 am.Church holds school rallyThe Soul Saving Ministries in Dundas Town NorthFrom Page 16 Please see North Page 21


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Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm • Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 • 366-0292 • VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKES 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 Chief Councillor, Greg Curry welcomed the newest member, Brian Sawyer and also introduced our new Island Administrator, Theophilus Cox. Mr. Curry went on to explain that the budget allocated to GTC is approximately $200,000. Much of this budget is used in the general upkeep of the community. Local volunteer Fire Chief Junior Roberts gave a brief address and talked about fire prevention. He asked that the practice of burning debris in the township and residential areas be discontinued. The Fire Department has two new volunteers, Mr. Michael Sawyer and Mr. Joe Schnaufer. Mr. Schnaufer is a trained paramedic and his skills will be invaluable to the fire department. Mr. Roberts also mentioned new equipment that has been donated and the plans for the volunteer fire fighters to take part in a First Responder course with Dr. John Shedd and Mr. John Pintard. Mr. Roberts is still seeking assistance in finding property to build a Fire House for the Fire Truck and equipment. Other concerns were voiced by those in attendance. The poor condition of the roads outside town is a concern to those who travel them each day. Mr. Curry said that the materials are on order and as soon as they arrive repairs will begin. Speeding in the harbours and on the roads was once again discussed. It is felt that if a few people are “booked” and fined the message to slow down will get across. There is concern about the hours offered by Road Traffic on GTC. It may go weeks between a representative coming to GTC and then the representative spends less than 3 hours in office. This makes it difficult for persons to license their vehicles. It was requested that a regular schedule be posted and this schedule be kept by Road Traffic. Mr. Curry was asked about the status of the reverse osmosis water system that is to be installed on GTC. The last update was that a storage tank is being built. A few months ago a vehicle collided with the jail wall, which weakened the wall and left a hole in it. The jail wall is a part of our historic town and was built many years ago with large stones that are believed to have been a part of the original jail building. The wall needs to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible to avoid further deterioration and the danger of it collapsing. It is hoped that the “old” wall can be repaired or even rebuilt with the old stones to preserve a part of our history. Over the past few years Independence celebrations have been very low key on Green Turtle Cay with an ecumenical service and refreshments at Quincentennial Park. There is concern that we need to plan a bigger celebration for this special event. But in order to have a bigger celebration, more persons need to volunteer and come out to organize, set up, work and clean up at the celebrations. Many persons enjoy going to the beach on a public holiday, so it makes it difficult to have a day at the beach and an evening of celebration all on the same day! Over the past years the public school has been used as a hurricane shelter. More than 50 persons took shelter in the school during the hurricanes of 2004. The renovations to the school this summer included permanently blocking the interior doors that led from one room to the other. There is now only one way out of each room and there is no inside access to a bathroom. There is much concern as to what persons will do in the event of a hurricane. Mr. Curry explained that the school repairs were a central government contract and local government members had no input. The contractor took instructions from central government employees. Administrator Cox explained that for a building to be used as a hurricane shelter there had to be access to bathrooms. Hopefully no one will need a to use a shelter this year and a solution or alternative building will be found. Mrs. Karen McIntosh gave an update on upcoming Island Roots Heritage Festival fundraisers. The first will be the Guy Fawkes Family night on Saturday, November 4th. A gospel concert is being planned for December. The 2007 Island Roots Heritage Festival is planned for May 4, 5 and 6. Mrs McIntosh also expressed the need for a spay and neuter clinic on GTC. Recently visitors to Abaco have complained about stray animals. Mrs. McIntosh is involved with a volunteer animal group and she has been taking stray cats to Marsh Harbour to be neutered. If she could locate a building with basic facilities, a vet would make scheduled visits to hold a clinic on GTC. She also needs volunteers to humanely capture the animals for surgery. She expressed the importance of spaying/ neutering as opposed to “putting the animals to sleep”. It was also announced that beginning in October there would be garbage collection for the residents of Bethell Estates. The trash MUST BE BAGGED and out on Monday and Thursday afternoons. The garbage truck will pass thru the area after 4:30 p.m on those days. This community meeting gave persons the opportunity to voice their concerns and hopefully the council will be able to deal with these concerns. Marriages, births & deaths Congratulations to William and Sheena Johnson who were married on September 9th at St. Peter’s Anglican Church. Their lovely bridal party included siblings, relatives and friends. William’s (affectionately called Bulla) relatives traveled from Eleuthera to attend the wedding. A reception followed at the Roosters Rest. Sheena is the daughter of Arnold and Verona Newbold and William is the son of Floyd Johnson and Ms. Sandra Hunt. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson will reside on GTC. CaysFrom Page 15 Sheena and William Johnson Please see Cays Page 19


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 Congratulations to Jason and Stacy Lowe on the birth of their son Jude Edison on July 25. Jude has three big sisters to look after him and remind him that he is the baby brother! Pedro and Jillian Rodriguez welcomed their first child, Jerrus Chase on August 24. The Rodriguez family lives in Florida, but Jill is the daughter of Luke and Karen McIntosh and Jerrus is their first grandchild. Congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents. Congratulations to Vanessa McIntosh on the birth of her daughter Lakaysha on September 10. This is the first grandchild for Ruth McIntosh and Darrel McIntosh and the first greatgrandchild for Cardinal and Gladys McIntosh. Congratulations to Terrance Lowe who graduated from Forest Heights Academy in June 2006! of obedience, discipline, self respect and Christian manliness. Their motto is sure and steadfast. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings at St PeterÂ’s Anglican Church. Mr. Reckley will be assisted by Mr. Wesley McIntosh, Mr. Gino Simms, Mr. Sam Russell and local police officer Bridgewater. Green Turtle Cay band Correction In the last issue of The Abaconian in a story about the Green Turtle Cay Marching Band it was stated that the music teacher was a volunteer. However, it was brought to our attention that Mr. Raymond Campbell, who teaches music to the members of the band twice a week, receives a monthly salary of $ 800. This money is raised by the community of Green Turtle Cay which is raising money to sponsor the entire cost of the band. We apologize for the misinformation. Summer comes to a close The end of September is in sight and we have been blessed with beautiful weather. It has been a hot summer, but if you wake up early enough you will notice a change in the air that hints of cooler weather! CaysFrom Page 18MAN-O-WAR CAY NEWSJeremy Sweeting named Chief CouncilorAttending the swearing-in-ceremony are L to R, Roy Cash, Deputy Chief Councilor; Joe Albury, Chris Albury, Harold Malone, new Council member, Jeremy Sweeting, Chief Councilor and Robert Malone, Councilor. in as Deputy Chief Councillor. Mr. Jeremy Sweeting is the youngest person in Bahamian history to fill this position. Please see Cays Page 20 Kiersten Alexa AlburyOn a sad note Ms. Joyce Curry passed away on September 17. A funeral service was held on September 23 at The Miracle Church of God. Ms. Joyce is survived by her sister Jenny Reckley, her brother James Curry, numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Boys Brigade may form Mr. Joel Reckley recently held a meeting with the boys to discuss the formation of a company of The Boys Brigade on Green Turtle Cay. The Boys Brigade is an international organization that promotes habits On September 22, Mr. Jeremy Sweeting on Man-O-War Cay was sworn into the Hope Town District Council as Chief Councillor, and Mr. Roy Cash was sworn On August 28, two new bundles of joy were added to the community of Man-OWar. Greg and Natasha Albry were blessed with a baby girl, Kiersten Alexa. Lucas and Ashley Albury were also blessed with a baby boy, Adian Lucas. Congratulations to the new parents! Adian Lucas AlburySchool News By Candice Key New Faculty Members Hope Town School is proud to welcome four new staff members to complete their faculty for the school year 2006-2007. We were saddened to say good-bye to our beloved first grade teacher, Mrs. LeaneHope Town NewsAlbury, who gave birth to her first child, Kyla, in September and is now a stay-athome mom with her new daughter. The new staff members are the married couple, Justin and Amanda Higgs, Maritza Aguirre and Dorica Mackey. The Higgs are Bahamians who have been gaining their teaching experience in Dania, Florida, for four years during which time Justin earned his masterÂ’s degree in educational administration and both Justin and Amanda earned their Yoga InstructorsÂ’ certificates and celebrated the birth of their first child, a daughter named Journey. Justin has already taken over the adult morning Yoga class instruction and both Higgs hold standing Yoga meditation, relaxation and Guy Fawkes Family NightGreen Turtle Cay November 4


Page 20 The Abaconian October 1, 2006 B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdT 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 Harbour simply because land and jobs are not available in their native home area. A lot in town has already been donated to the foundation for a school and construction will begin soon. The school would be tuition financed and would accept students from other areas. The foundation will build the school building but a school board will be formed to operate and manage the facility. Various founding members of the foundation spoke and emphasized that the intent is solve several problems associated with a growing economy yet continue to live in harmony with their second home owners. CaysFrom Page 19 focus training for our staff and students at the school before classes each morning. What wonderful additions they have made to our diverse faculty. Welcome to Justin and Amanda. Maritza Aguirre is the new Spanish teacher for the Hope Town School. She arrived in Nassau two weeks ago with seven other Spanish teachers from Mexico. She is accompanied by her husband Victor and one-year-old daughter Aintza, They are from Cuernavaca, a town in central Mexico very close to Mexico City. The September heat and humidity caught them off guard as they have lived in the cool mountainous area of Mexico all their lives. Maritza says Hope Town is like a “magical place.” They are happy to be out of the heavy pollution of Mexico and here on our peaceful island. Hope Town School parents responded, as usual, by securing a temporary apartment on short notice and donating a golf cart for their use. Thanks very much, Tami and Marty Cash and Gerald and Vicky Sweeting. Maritza’s husband, Victor, is a chemistry teacher, although he will be practicing his English this year before, hopefully, teaching next year. They enjoy the fact that there are several Hispanic people from Uraguay, Cuba and Ecuador living in Hope Town. We are grateful to have our very first specialist teacher at our school and thrilled that it is Maritz and her lovely family. Donica Mackey is another new member of our faculty. She is certainly no stranger to Hope Town. Her father, Norman, was transferred here as a lighthouse keeper in the early 1980s. When Donica and her brothers and sisters arrived after Easter to enter the Hope Town School, their large family made a whole additional row in our school’s line. She trained at COB as a teacher and has now returned to her alma mater after teaching several years at Central Abaco Primary to work with Principal Candace Key who was once her teacher here in Hope Town. Welcome back, Dorica. Returning teacher, Nancy Burnett, has taught at Hope Town School for six years and we welcome her back. She and Principal Candace Key round out the faculty members. Hope Town School is still meeting in two temporary “downtown” locations awaiting the completion of school renovations and repairs. They expect to move back into the historic 112-year-old red and white original one-room school house in December and students will once again be in school “on the hill” in January. New Chief Councillor is elected On September 19 it was announced that Mr. Jeremy Sweeting was elected unanimously to be the new Chief Councillor for the Hope Town District Council. Roy Cash, Councillor from Hope Town, will fill Mr. Sweeting’s former role as the MOWFrom Page 14 Hope Town’s new teacher, Justin Higgs, begins the school day with Yoga exercises for students and staff. Deputy Chief Councillor on the Council. Also sworn in that day was Mr. Harold Malone, who was the only person to nominate in Hope Town to replace Mr. Hall who resigned. This leaves Guana Cay without representation on the Council and with no word on how that seat is to be filled. The men recognized that it is due to the investments and presence of these second homeowners throughout Abaco and on Man-OWar that has driven the economy to its present level. Their goal is to strike a balance between rampant growth and their way of island life which they wish to perpetuate. The residents have pride in their town and want to continue their present life-style to the best of their ability well into the future. The foundation members alluded to other projects to be undertaken. However, they realistically accepted limiting their present effort to establishing the foundation, acquiring land for local residents, and developing a school. The new school year brought four new teachers to Central Abaco Primary School. Although new to this school, they are not new to the educational system. They have a great deal of knowledge and experience to bring to Abaco. Mrs. Sheena McIntosh has been teaching for nine years. All of her teaching life she taught at Cooper’s Town Primary School. She is married and has a son. She is one of the grade 5 teachers. Ms. Jacqueline Mason is from Jamaica. She has taught in Jamaica for three and a half years but this is her first time teaching in the Bahamas. She is one of the grade one teachers. Mr. Trevor Peart is a grade 6 teacher and Mrs. Nancy Lowe is another grade one teacher. All of them are passionate about teaching and are excited to see what this year in education will bring them as well as the children of Central Abaco Primary School.4 New teachers for CAP


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 building a small home there for myself. Each following year I spent three to seven days vacationing from my home in southeast Florida. To enjoy the island’s taxis and ferries was always a pleasure. The cays from Walker’s to Little Harbor always offered a great diversification of lodging, restaurants and fishing. It was not primarily the clear waters and powder sand beaches but the hospitality of the Bahamians that encouraged me to continually return. My favorite island quickly became Green Turtle Cay with its quaint village of New Plymouth. If I visited by myself or traveled with friends, accommodations were always comfortable and often elegant. The beaches are some of the prettiest in the world and often deserted. The people are friendly, helpful and, overall, the ones you would want as your neighbors. Their ethical, practical and religious morals are truly above the average. My dream of having a home on Abaco is becoming a reality because of the great people of Green Turtle. My home will blend into the village and will be an asset to the community. Without their guidance and patience, this tourist could not have achieved. Peter PediciniBand instruments are neededThis is a time when I believe that the youth of our nation especially those of Abaco must be fostered to become fruitful citizen of our island. With this in mind the officers of the Northern Branch of The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band of Abaco along with the community established a Community Band. I believe with this venture, the non social activities that many of our youth would become involved in would desist and the level of communication between the law enforcers and the community will increase. I believe that this wholesome activity will bring about avenues that will expose our youth to become the good citizens. We would encourage band members to reach and work towards achieving their aspirations. However, we face the challenge of getting instruments to these individuals. We are therefore requesting assistance from the community. We would like a donation from you or your establishment towards the purchasing of the much needed instruments. I am grateful for your assistance in this matter. Thanking you in advance. Sincerely, Zhirvargo Hepburn, P.C. 2946 Royal Bahamas Police Force, Tr. CayNew Methodist minister thanks allThe Rev. Dr. Stephen and Jenney Hale and their children, Tyson and Cylie Hall and Preston Hale would like to express their deep appreciation and thanks to the members of St. Andrews, Epworth and St. James Methodist Churches. What a Blessing you are! God has truly given us amazing church families to serve who are faithful and filled with the Holy Spirit. A special thank you to those who prepared the manse for our arrival, and to Sister Flora and Sister Viola, Brother Rod Hall and Brother Sonny Cornish for their special ministries to us, as well as the Chairs of the Church Boards, Mr. Gary Smith, Mrs. Eleanor Jorgensen and Vernon Malone for going the extra mile to help us settle in at our new home. Although we do not yet know everyone’s names but we are learning them and we are humbled by God’s trust in us to come and serve the peoples of Abaco in and through these churches. We would also like to thank Mrs. Lyn Major and the staff of Every Child Counts, where Jenney teaches, for their care and support. In the book of Genesis we see that Abram e ntertained Angels unaware, meeting God while extending ho hospitality to strangers ... and so it is in Abaco. Blessings!Grateful for BEC’s extra powerDear Mr Editor, Please allow me a small space in yer paper to write a note of tanks to BEC. I only recent come to realize dat dey bin givin me all sort of extrey lectricity and dey hain’t even bin chargin me fer it. At all times of de day and night, I be gettin 150 volts, 180 volts and yep, sometime even as more as 200 volts and all I ‘m payin fer is 120 volts. De way I figger this is how my light bulbs all of a sudden go from 60watt bulbs to 120watt bulbs, and even though my fans are set low, they sudden like start runnin on high. Even my toaster work better, sort of. Mercy me, I can toast some of that fresh baked Abaco bread in bout half de time. Now, somebody toll me dat dis hain’t right and dat I maybe should report dis to BEC, but when I see what dey is chargin me for everyting, I figger I’m titled to a little extry. Ain’t often a guvenment corporatin givin out extry. Usually dey chargen you fer stuff you never get. Tanks BEC, for everytin. Signed A Grateful Customer held a Back-to-School rally at Ocean View Park on September 9th. The rally featured Sanovia Williams, Christian Massive, Miss Dynamite Daisy and Spy Kim of Nassau, Minister Clarissa Thompson of Eleuthera and Abaco’s very JC Da Preacher Boy. The first 100 students received school supplies. NorthFrom Page 17 LettersFrom Page 9 Revival Time in Crown HavenRevival Time Pentecostal Chruch in Crown Haven will host revival services October 9th13th. This revival is nondenominational and the public is invited to attend regardless of their church affiliation. Later that day I walked to the post office to pick up my mail. The air seemed stiller than usual. It was as if the island was suffocating, its precious island breeze obliterated by wannabe skyscrapers. What is the reason then for these sprawling constructions which are spilling into the tiny streets of the settlement? Are residents expanding their families, keeping up with the Jones’s or is this simply a case of one-up-man-ship (literally)? Whatever it is, it is horribly out of place. Many years ago I covered a story for The Abaconian during Regatta Time in Abaco. One of the parties was held on the deck of the Harbour’s Edge in Hope Town. It was a record crowd. People were shoulder to shoulder. I remember there was some concern about the integrity of the deck not that its construction was in question. However, there has to be a critical number it can take and some people felt that it had to be close to it. By the same token how much more construction can the centre of Hope Town bear before it is consumed and swallowed up in cement. A pack of cards, if stacked too precariously high, has to come tumbling down. At a Local Government meeting this very subject was broached and zoning suggested. While Elbow Cay was ready to accept the suggested White Paper other member cays were not. So, it now rests with certain individuals in the community and his or her conscience. After downing my sorrows at “Jacks,” I thumbed a ride across the harbour. It’s years since I went up the lighthouse but I figured it was the only place to get an uninterrupted view of Paradise and a waft of that “precious ocean breeze.” At least, there is still one building which dwarfs the “monstrosities”just like they in turn dwarf the little island homes. That’s poetic. Perhaps there is some measure of justice after all albeit small. Whats upFrom Page 8


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She is survived by her children Mrs. Evita Butler, Greylin, Marsha, Godfrey, Mark, Cecelia and Mrs. Mariaann Culmer; sister Rosemary Williams; brothers Howitt, Donald, Andrew and Earl Moss; grandchildren Mrs. Marcia Marcks, Renaldo Butler, Mrs. Raquel Strachan, Vonetta Demeritte, Yolanda Miller, Krishna Roberts, Juliet Butler, Ian Demaro Dequizzia Demeritte, Vasthi Culmer, Germaine and Antonio; great-grandchildren Sean and Adian Demeritte, Tyreke and Tayla Butler, Anna Strachan, Olivia Marcs, Merecedes Dierigho, James, Yamari and Khaleed Miller, Terry Wallace and Shane Solomon; daughters-in-law police officer Stephane Demeritte, and Mrs. Lynn Hanna-Demeritte; son-in-law Raymond Culmer; grandsons-in-law Dominic Strachan and Oliver Marcs; granddaughters-in-law Germaine Butler, Stacy Thompson, Tara and Patina; nieces Deidre Williams, Edena and Greta Moss, Meoshi Newbold, Patrenda Sears and Melissa and Swanson Moss, Patricia Moxey and Sharon Turnquest Sandra; nephews Kendal, Leslie, Hiram and Earl Jr. Moss, Hubert, Dennis, Thomas Jr. and Reno Williams, Langston Longley and Tyrone Demeritte Vann; aunt Eunice Moss; sisters-in-law Mrs. Marina and Lisa Moss; brother-in-law Thomas Williams Sr.; cousins Sybil Archer, Valderine Smith, Gleka Campbell, Oleta Carroll, Dr. Rupert, Michael, Charles, Adlai, Eardley Jr., Edwin Ambry and Trevor Moss, Jasmine Strachan, Monique Hepburn and Greta Bain, Minerva Brown, Rev.. Carl Campbell, Veronica, Wayne and Joy Archer, Arlington Archer, Louis Hanchell and Blanche “Moss” Allen; godchildren Mrs. Nadeen Beneby and Deanne Archer; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Joyce Curry 86, of Green Turtle Cay was held on September 23 at Miracle Church of God in Green Turtle Cay. Rev. Charles Carey officiated assisted by Rev. Johnny Lowe. Interment was in the Green Turtle Cay Public Cemetery. She is survived by her sister Jennie Reckley; brother James Curry; sister-in-law Viola Curry; nephews Joe Reckley, Quinton, Craig, Ricardo, Dwayne Anthony Curry, and Beltram Curry; nieces Mavis Mayoff, Maureen Gibson, Selina, Patrice, Linda Curry, Sarah Roberts, Margaret Curry, Valarie Thompson, Withlene Curry, Susan Jones and Estella McIntosh; grandnieces and grandnephews and many other relatives and friends. Obituaries of Family and Friends The funeral for Corene M.E. Russell formerly of Hope Town was held in Nassau and interment was in Nassau. She is survived by her husband, Donald Russell; sons Donnie, Tony and Jack Russell; daughters Ann Higgs and Joan Highley; grandsons Sean, Aaron, Christopher, Rodney, Nicholas, Wayne, Scott and Daniel Russell, Don and Jason Harris; great-grandson Daniel Russell; granddaughters Erica, Deborah and Donna Highley, Elizabeth, Valarie and Laura Russell; brother Percy Sweeting; sister Byrl Sands; sonsin-law Eugene Higgs and Ernest Highley; daughters-in-law Regina, Kim and Julie Russell; granddaughters-in-law Miranda Russell and Erika Harris; brothers-in-law Paul Sands, Hon. Robert Sweeting, M.P; and Garth Davis; sistersin-law Fannie Sweeting, Sylvia Pearce, Sally and Maggie Sweeting and Nettie Davis; and many other nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Thalia Lillian Albury age 84, of Spanish Wells and formerly of Hope Town, Abaco and Nassau died September 26 in Spanish Wells. She is survived by her son, Bernard Albury and daughter, Sherry Albury; daughters-in-law, Norma Albury and Tony Merthe; son-in-law, Jim Merthe; grandsons, Larry Albury, Todd Albury, Colin Albury, Richard, Gareth and Stuart Baynham; granddaughters, Maria Sawyer and Carol Sweeting; granddaughters-in-law, Carmen Albury, Heather Albury, Katherine and Marcia Baynham; grandsons-in-law, Ron Sawyer and Blaine Sweeting; greatgrandchildren, Thomas, Colton, Oscar, Ivan, John, Lauren Rose, Todd Jr., (T.J.), Elizabeth, Dylan, Corral and Wayne; sister: Una Sawyer; sisters-in-law, Ena Russell and Muriel Albury; 10 nieces, Paulette and Jennifer Sawyer, Holene Cash, Hughena McDonald, Patsy Roberts, Ruth Pincer, Arlene Wilman, June Albury, Frances Key, Beverley Munroe and their spouses; 12 nephews, Allan, Robert, Sylvan and Philip Bethel, Bart Carey, Clyde, Theodore, Glen, Andy and Will Sawyer, Frankie, Brian Russell and their spouses. Joseph Douglas McDonald 80, died 4 September 2006. A service was conducted by Vernon Malone at St. James Methodist Church Hope Town, Abaco, Saturday, 16 September 2oo6. He is survived by sisters Josephine Sawyer, Eloise Huffman and Rosalie Sawyer. Brother in law Sylvan Sawyer. Sister in law Edna Mae McDonald. Nephews Dale, Stan, and Brian Sawyer, Cannis Sands, Basil and Paul McDonald. Nieces Pamela Deal, Susan Sawyer, Lauren Huffman-Newell, Diane Huffman, Melinda Bethel and Elaine Lowe. Minerva Davis nee STUART, 73, of Moores Island, Abaco was held on Saturday, September 16, 2006 at Zion Baptist Church, Moores Island, Abaco. Officiating was Pastor Nixon Simms assisted by Pastor Preston Knowles, Pastor Geneva Williams. Interment was in the Public Cemetery, Moores Island, Abaco. Left to cherish her memories are her husband of fifty-two years. Herman Davis; three children, Ethel Culmer, Jimmy and Barry Davis; one daughter-in-law, Gayle Davis; two adopted sons, Junzes Stuart and Raymond Russell; four adopted daughters, Grace Aranha, Mercile Green, Pamela Russell and Sylvia Pindcr; one adopted daughter-in-law, Eldora Stuart; one stepson, Jeff Simms; one stepdaughter, Brendaiee Davis; one step son-in-law, Junior Davis; four grandsons, Ashvon and Alexio Culmer, Kristoff and Kieron Davis; one granddaughter, Gicimece Culmcr; four step grandchildren, Xavia, Kelvano and Orlando, Davis; four adopted grandson, Laphonso and Latrell Stuart, OJ McBride and Jamal Russell; four brothers, Ivan, Neville, Rollins and Clyde Stuart; sisters, Icelyn Hanna and Olive Rolle; three sistersin-law, Loretta, Susan and Kathleen Stuart; nephews, Dudley, George, Ivan Jr, Edmund, Norval, Ellis, Michael, Carrington, Rollins, Simeon, Chariton, Clayton, Sherman, Norman Jr, Kevin, Oswald, Wenzell, Ralph, Mario and Shadrack Stuart, Kelcey Knowles, Leslie Green, Charlton, Carlton, Clyde Jr 1, Clyde Jr II; nieces, Fula Green, Francina Hield, Farrah Roberts, Edith Davis, Jennifer Simms, Lindamae Jones, Lorraine Nesbitt, Doris Rahming, Shanti and Yvonne Stuart, Carolyn Gaitor, Hildarene Smith, Sharma Stuart, Joanna Rolle, Terry Stuart, Donnamae Forbes, Fairmena, Carla, Destiny, Moesha, Clydisha, Kay and Alexia, 68 grandnephews; 73 grandnieces; 21 great grandnephews; 11 great grandnieces; godchildren, Viirgil Davis, Felix Swain, Bursil-Stuart, Beulahmae George, Wenzell McBride, Rodney (Baker) Davis, Veronica Cumberbatch and Edna Knowles and a host of relatives and friends. The Abaco Central High School held its first PTA meeting for the school year 2006/07 on September 21, at the school. In attendance was the Director of Education, Mr. Cecil Thompson; District Superintendant Ms. Lenora Black; Ministry of Education District School Principal for the Abacos, Mr. Rudolph Smith; and former principal of Abaco Central High and current principal of Jack Hayward School, Mr. Stubbs. Mr. Stubbs urges parents and guardians to support Abaco Central High’s new principal, Kenris Hield, and he stated that the school is in good hands. He closed by saying, “If you don’t know where you’re going you might end up somewhere you don’t want to be.” Ms. Lenora Black spoke on the school theme “Building a Strong School.” She stated that to build a strong school is hard work and you get the right start once you get the right mix, then the job is already done. “I wanted someone special for Abaco Central High School,” said Mr. Thompson. Mr. Thompson went on to say that he told Mr. Hield that the first subject he wanted taught at Abaco Central High is discipline. According to reports heard thus far, Mr. Hield is doing a remarkable job in that arena. The Director went on to say that he has provided the best for ACH, but he noted that while people want the best, many are not prepared to pay the price for the best. He urges all persons to invest in education. The team of Principal Kenris Hield, Vice Principal Vanessa James together with teachers and staff of the school will bring about many changes during this school year. According to Mr. Hield, plans are in effect for a new school auditorium which will seat 1,000 and include a basketball court. A school fair for November 18 is in the works, and many more activities are planned.PTA hears of ACH school plansAuditorium and more classrooms are scheduledby Luzana


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 Dive Shops Above & 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 J R’s Cart Rental...............................366-0361 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 ........... 366-3259Bonefish 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.........................$$$.............367-2158 Curly Tails.........................$.............367-4444 Gino’s...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamie’s Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken.....................367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............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 Mother Merle’s................$$ Back Street Cafe............$$ 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 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..............$$$.............365-8195 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............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 Nancy’s............................... Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge...................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian 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 27 Sep 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 367-0350 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 Fran kie Russel 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 H Cafe 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 unless noted otherwise Cancelled runs will be reinstated November 14 No run on Sundays Late runs cancelled every day to Guana C. Mid-day runs cancelled every day to Man-O-W


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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 19, OCTOBER 1st, 2006 Disney gives 2nd gr. reading books $30,000 gift shared by public schools and publisher gives teachers a reading skills workshopby Candace Key All the public schools on Abaco shared in a gift of approximately $30,000 worth of second grade reading books. The presentation at Central Primary School on September 7 was memorable for the second grade students as Micky Mouse made an appearance. The next day, Harcourt Brace Publishers in conjunction with the Ministry of Education in Abaco sponsored a one day reading workshop for Primary School Educators. The objective of the gathering was for teachers to learn to use the donated Trophy Reading Series to its best advantage. The morning got off to an exciting start with the teachers receiving educational items donated by the book’s publishers. It was during this gathering of teachers from across Abaco that they first learned of the book donation. Miss Felamease Sawyer announced that she had been approached by the Disney Corporation with their desire to make the book donation. The inspiration came from a Disney executive, Mark Witco, who read last year in The Abaconian that the Baker’s Bay company had donated first grade books to the Abaco school system. Once contact was made, the Disney staff of both cruise ships, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, contributed along with staff members from Cast-away Cay. Additional books were purchased and donated to school libraries. On hand to present the books to the district was none other than Mickey Mouse himself along with Disney representative Mr. Mark Witko. After the official presentation and appreciation remarks by District Superintendent, Mr. Rudolph Smith, teachers got right into the workshop. When Abaco Central High’s Spanish teacher, Mr. Brown brought his guitar to his class no one knew the positive effects it would have on the students. Mrs. Beneby, Senior Mistress at the school noticed that it helped with the behavioral problems and kept students out of trouble. She sought help from the community and asked for their assistance in purchasing guitars for the children. As a result of her initiative eight acoustic guitars, which are ideal for beginners and advance, have been purchased for the students. Mrs. Beneby thanks Mr. Robert Sweeting, Mr. Lowell Albury, Mr. Andrew Albury, Mr. Donald Burrows, Mr. Perry Sawyer, Mr. Basil Beneby and Riviere & Associates for their generous donations. A special thank you to Mr. Kenrick Chu. Mrs. Beneby hopes that other persons would show an interest in their students and be open to the idea of giving to help keep young people out of trouble. Abaco teachers of grade two pose before their reading workshop begins. Micky Mouse came to assist in the presentation of the donated text books and library books. by Portia Jonsson Please see Books Page 23 Creek restoration begins radio tracking fish By Mirella Santillo Approximately twenty people met at Cross Harbour Creek in the morning of September 23rd. The purpose of the meeting for students was to help with the tagging of fish caught from various areas of the creek. The adults were mostly witnesses to the project. The tagging was organized by Professor Layman who has been supervising the restoration of Cross Harbour Creek to its original lay-out before the construction of a logging causeway which cut the creek in half. The roadway, or more accurately a railway bed, blocked the flow of water,Students help catch fish to be fitted with radio tracking devices to monitor project success Students listen to Dr. Layman explain the process of monitoring fish movement by use of radio transmitters, the approximate size of a medicine capsule. In a delicate operation the radio capsule is carefully inserted into the fish’s gut without injury to the gut itself. Once operational, students can watch their fish on the Internet.Photo by Mirella Santillo preventing the normal tidal flow through the entire creek and halting the migration of fish to the ocean. Creeks are an important part of marine life, acting as a nursery for the newly hatched fish, providing them with food and protection while they are growing, until they are ready to become part of the ocean. The project, which we have followed since May, consisted of placing five large culverts under the causeway, thus allowing the tide to ebb from and flow to remote creek areas. Additionally, mangroves had been strategically removed allowing a better flow to the marsh west of the culverts. Since the positioning of the culverts, there is a healthy flow of water and an abundance of small fish of all kinds. As they arrived, the school students were briefed about the project and soon after, the group followed the scientists to the western part of the creek where professor and students waded to the middle of the creek, armed with fishing rods and buckets to catch the fish that were to be tagged. Today’s fish were to be tagged with telemetry tags which will allow the scientists to track their position over time. The rather delicate operation consists of making a small incision in the fish’s belly without cutting its guts, introducing the transmitter and stitching back the cut. Please see Fish Page 19 By Samantha Evans Superintendent Spence Dorsett was recently transferred to Abaco as Chief Immigration Officer. He has worked in every area of immigration and is pleased to come here to assist with the immigration problems. He recalls heading the “Plain Clothes Division” in Nassau where his unit was responsible for investigating every illegal group except Haitians as other groups needed more intense investigations at that time.New Immigration Officer in chargeSuperintendent Dorsett began Sept. 4 in Marsh Harbour Please see New Page 20 Superintendent Dorsett


Page 2 B The Abaconian October 1, 2006 A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs • 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16 Guana Harbour Grocery 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. EXCL U SIVE 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: or leslie@landandsearealty.comIf We Dont Have It, We Will Find It!HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home, fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Lubbers Quarters, 2 car carport, central air, beautifully landscaped lot, Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above sea level CALL for INFO EXCLUSIVE by Mirella Santillo With September dedicated as International Coastal Cleanup month, Abaco saw many of its beaches, shores and even highways undergo a massive cleanup effort. The first to start was the Abaco Beach Resort that sent six of its employees to Bahama Palm Shore on September 3rd Organized by Mrs. Kathy Simms and Mr. Chris Agbim, and accompanied by four more men, they spent five hours of cleanup at Bahama Palm Shore, collecting seaweed, bottles and plastic items that filled 120 bags. They left the bags near the shore to be picked up by Friends of the Environment. Mr. Agbim said, “It is necessary to do that, but it should be done every month, not once a year, It should be organized so everybody gets involved.” Mermaid Reef, off Marsh Harbour, was cleaned on September 8, by a group of swimmers and snorkelers who gathered enough trash to fill ten bags. Staff from Tourism assisted the swimmers. On September 9 Ms. Angie Collie from Auskell Clinic, accompanied by two hired helpers, undertook a cleanup in Dundas Town. Starting at the Abaco Central High on Forest Drive, they worked their way east to the circle. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the heat of the day; they filled up twenty 33 gallon bags and ten 11 gallon bags with bottles, cans, diapers, condoms, pads, various plastic items, even a car bumper. “It was too un-hygienic to sort out,” explained Ms. Collie. “We just loaded it in the truck and took it to the dump.” Ms. Collie gave her appreciation of Pastor Lennie Cornish who, with his daughter Vangy, cleans up the highway every month in front of his farm.Coastal Cleanup gets huge community response Agencies, clubs, resorts and schools and plain people took part in island-wide cleanup On that same Saturday, a team of 12 Rotarians plus four friends and family members, including two ten year olds, showed up at Crossing Beach early in the morning. Plastic items which were the majority, shoes, pieces of clothing and a number of bottles and broken glass, cigarette butts and miscellaneous trash, were sorted out by category and gathered into 12 bags. After the cleanup the team members were rewarded by an excellent meal cooked on the barbecue by Mr. Barry Whiting. The food had been brought by various Rotary members. By noon, Ms. Wynsome Ferguson showed up with Tshirts that were handed out to all present. Team leader, Rev. Earlyn Baillou of Rehoboth Ministries International, took 11 participants on September 13th to clean up S.C. Bootle Highway past the BEC plant for approximately one mile on each side of the road. “We filled 16 bags with beer bottles, car parts, engine parts and styrofoam containers; we even found a re-bar that we took to the dump with the rest of the garbage. Each person should be more responsible,” he said. “One person throws something out and the next one does it too. We have to find a way to educate people not to throw trash around. The school children should be taken out one hour a day to clean the roads.” On September 16th residents of Central Pines Estates picked up trash from 8 a.m to 11 a.m. and ten people from Environmental Health volunteered to clean up Coconut Tree Bay in Murphy Town on September 23rd. Many schools also participated. S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper’s Town made it a three-phase project: first cleanup, second beautification and conservation and thirdly awareness and education. On September 16th approximately 50 people from the school divided into several teams with teachers serving as leaders to clean up Blackwood’s coast. Cooper’s Town Primary School enrolled 45 children to help with the cleanup along with the high school students. Forest Heights Academy chose to gather trash on September 15th around the pond next to Cable Bahamas in Marsh Harbour. The same day, a group of 35 children plus teachers and parents from the Cyber Learning Center went to Casuarina Point and cleaned up trash there. Hopefully, this massive cleanup effort will raise awareness about the way trash is being randomly thrown about on the island’s shores and roads. Auskell Clinic’s Angie Collie takes one of many loads of trash to the dump during the International Coastal Clean-up campaign.


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 B MARSH HARBOUR #3100W W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT Ten acre pennisula perfect for a marina or small development. Deep water with a dredged canal. $2,500, 242.367.5046 TILLOO CAY #2723 TILLOO DREAMW W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT on the Sea of Abaco 1 bed 1 bath cottage, 1.33 acre of land, access to the Atlantic, shared dock. $597, 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #2516 CROSSWINDSS S S S SEA EA EA EA EA V V V V VIEWS IEWS IEWS IEWS IEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800 sq.ft. furnished family home with apartment, central A/C, generator, fresh water well. $820, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3071C C C C CANALFR ANALFR ANALFR ANALFR ANALFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT lot on the northern side of Galleon Bay Drive overlooking Carleton Point Development. $310, 242.477.5821 MARSH HARBOUR #2818 HARBOUR HOUSEH H H H HARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 2 acres, 200Â’+ of protected deep water. 2,800 sq. ft. 4 bed, 3.5 bath home with excellent elevation. $1,950, 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 2 storey, 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.Price Reduced. $600, 242.477.5821 MARSH HARBOUR #1669II II INVESTMENT NVESTMENT NVESTMENT NVESTMENT NVESTMENT O O O O OPPORTUNITY PPORTUNITY PPORTUNITY PPORTUNITY PPORTUNITY 3 duplexes, each with 2 bed 2 bath and 750 sq. ft. Separate furnished 1 bed cottage. $770, 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.comTREASURE CAY #2887 SEAGRAPESB B B B BEACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT residence, professionally decorated 3 bed, 3.5 bath home enclosed beautifully landscaped property. $3,500, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3079W W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT prime development. 4 acres, four 2 bed 2 bath cottages, pool. Potential as a marina /fishing lodge. $640, 242.477.5821 SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817 PARROT POINTW W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT unique 4.96 acres, private marina, 2 bed 2 bath plus 1 bed 1 bath cottage. Electricity from mainland. $3,500, 242.362.4211 TREASURE CAY #2934 SANDY SHORESB B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT well-kept 3 bed, 2.5 bath home, elevator, panoramic views, spacious verandahs, with serene ambience. $1,700, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3076 BEACH VILLA 715 B B B B BEACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT 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 BEACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT EACHFRONT 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. Price Reduced. $250, 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 242.366.056910-01-06GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA Y Y Y Y YWATERFRONT LOT overlooking Coco BayÂ’s harbour. with a dredged channel to an exisiting dock. #3031 $650,000. Contact Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 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, P A, P A, P A, P A, PAGE AGE AGE AGE AGE 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 MARSH HARBOUR #3248 VILLA ESPANOLAT T T T TR R R R R OPIC OPIC OPIC OPIC OPIC AL AL AL AL AL 4 bed, 3 bath island home. Extreme privacy, yet close to town. Spacious formal dining room and kitchen. $1,200, 242.367.5046 MARSH HARBOUR #3467 ABACO HOUSEB B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT VILLAS VILLAS VILLAS VILLAS VILLAS each with spacious fully air-conditioned 3 bed 2 bath. Great views from wide verandahs. $835, 242.366.2143


Page 4 B The Abaconian October 1, 2006 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 AbacoAgentBill Thorndycraft & Sandra EvansPhone: (242) 367-0365 lCell: (242) 357-6638 Abaco, Bahamaswww.AbacoAgent.comSandra Evans Real Estate Sales Bahama Coral Island: 2 waterview lots $23,500@ Bahama Palm Shores: undeveloped lot $19,950. Dundas Town: sea view lot, near park $29,000. 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. Leisure Lee: canal property. Sale Pending Sand Bank Creek: 3/2, new build, dock $375,000. Sand Bank Creek: one acre waterfront $99,000. Treasure Cay: 100luxury beachfront $349,000. Turtle Rocks: view lot, beach access $58,800. Turtle Rocks: 2 one acre beachfront $208,500@ For Rent: 3/2, central, waterfront $3,250./month1 October 2006 OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 • Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636 E-mail: • www.oceanblueproperties.comSales, Rentals and Property ManagementON GREEN TURTLE CAY: Two story furnished home with outstanding views of Black Sound and Gillam Bay. 1.67 acres. Total three bedrooms; three baths; two kitchens/living/dining areas. Central A/C. Guest house with one bedroom and one bath. Two vehicles. 120’ dock on hurricane sheltered Black Sound. Large porch and surrounding deck. $1.99 million includes all closing fees. New Listing Two 9,000 sq. ft. lots on Coco Bay. $250,000 and $350,000 plus 7% to close. 190’ water front 12,500 sq. ft. lot on Coco Bay. Dredged channel. Good elevation. $650,000 plus 7% to close. “Beau Soleil” immaculate, well appointed, furnished 2 story home on the beach overlooking all of White Sound. Total of three bedrooms; three baths; 2 kitchens/living/dining areas. All with water view. Central A/C. Garage. Shared private 120’ dock with 6’ m/w. Approximately 1/2 acre. $1.5 million (includes all closing costs.) New Listing! 19,175 sq. ft. lot within walking distance of two great beaches and a major resort. $201,300 with all closing costs in. New Listing! One half acre lot on Black Sound in hurricane sheltered area. Good dock site. Owner will finance. $595,000 with all closing costs in. Two bedroom two bath furnished home with enclosed porch, large deck, laundry room, and generator. New free-standing carport shelter. 1/4 acre. $485,000 with all closing costs in. New listing! 15,870 sq. ft. lot with views of and access to Atlantic Ocean. $250,000 inclusive of all closing costs. 85’ of beach front on Bight O Bay. One acre. Can build four homes with outlying buildings. $840,000 with all clsoing costs in. New listing! Mainland Abaco. Two deep water waterfront lots on Sea of Abaco. Approximately 18,000 sq. ft. each. Utilities available. $150,000 and $185,000 each with all closing costs in. New listing! Mainland Abaco. Ten acre parcel with 150’ on Abaco Highway and water front on Angel Fish Creek. Near Fire Road. $325,000 with all closing costs in. SOLD Gillam Bay Beach Parcel SOLD Lot 5 Coco Bay Estates Samantha Evans Through the effort of Librarian Coral Johnson of Central Abaco Primary School, Scholastic Bahamas Representative Shenique Elliott made her first visit to Abaco to host the Scholastic Book Fair on Thursday September 14th and 15th at the school from 9a.m.-3p.m. Planning for this event began in early June of this year. Thanks to Ms. Mills principal of this school who gave her full approval and support of this event, the fair was shared with neighboring schools. Initially the focus was on grades 1 thru 6 but they decided to provide material and books up to grade 12 to accommodate all schools. In preparation for this fair Ms. Elliott stated that books had to be ordered to cater to all reading styles. They custom design reading material for all reading levels including children who have reading difficulty. She stressed that kids with reading difficulties not be given another reading book but instead recommends practice books. She recommends practice, practice, practice! The more access to practice books the better they become at reading. Practice books allow students to learn words and use them in sentences. By applying the words they learn, they stand a better chance at remembering the word. She also suggests that parents check out reading websites for children who like games or would prefer to do practice exercises on the computer. There are a lot of options to help kids read today so parents should have no problem finding something that works best for their children. She encourages parents to make sure that their children have access to books and the right types of books for their reading level. Teachers teach at their grade level but it is the job of parents to reinforce at the correct reading level while children are at home so that they can catch up, stay on level or perhaps advance. Scholastic is a global children’s publishing company that believes that each child deserves a good book. The books are very well priced so that students of all economic levels can afford reading material. Students at the fair could purchase books as low at a dollar. They do what they can to meet school requests and are extremely happy to be at Central Abaco Primary to meet the needs of the school. She stated that Scholastic has a Book Club Program where students can select what they want including games and other fun interactive reading materials. The book club information is sent out in September of each year so that parents can select reading material for their children. Information on hosting a book fair or general information on available books can be obtained by calling the Nassau store at 394-1931. Book Fair at A.C. Primary held by to promote student reading The Scholastic Book Fair held at Abaco Central Primary School recently highlighted inexpensive books for children of all ages and reading abilities. Catalogs were distributed which contained hundreds of inexpensive books which can be ordered. Photo by Samantha Evans by Mirella The Ministry of Immigration, Labour and Training will visit Abaco at the beginning of October to gather sensitive comments about the need on the island of technical training and to promote an apprenticeship program.Labour Dept. to survey technical needsInformation about the possibility of such a program can be obtained from Ms. Veronica Lairn at the Labour Department at 367 2133, or from Mrs. Elaine Martinborough at Urban renewal, 3670440 Sandy Point Fish Fry October 15 Sunday 3 P.M. Food Music DrinksSandy Point Develpoment / Regatta Association


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 B Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660Showing Integrity Every DayOnly minutes from Marsh Harbour & Elbow Cay, there are two 80 x 125 choice lots available. Identical in size & price, both lots can boast picturesque sunsets, & views of the Sea of Abaco. There is soon to be dockage close by. Roads are in great condition, & this desirable location is walking distance from the local restaurant. Tahiti Beach is a skiff ride across. Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters #2200 & #2201 $70,0002 lots available each lot priced atCharming 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 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. 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 $462,000Casuarina PointThere are 6 available, 1/2 Acre lots w/ own dock slip. All of these lovely homesites come w/ full access to the facilities of Ekali Estates. This includes, magnificent oceanfront, own dock slip in brand new marina,lush landscaped grounds & pool.$220,000 Vacant Lots18th Century Historic Man O War Cottage Hilltop corner lot & is just a 2 min walk to the beach.This classic historic loyalist cottage is complete w/ modern amenities including AC & an updated kitchen. 2 bed, 1 bath & a loft that can accommodate up to 4 people or 6 kids. Excellent views of Man O War harbor. Room for further development. EXCLUSIVE LISTINGSSpectacular 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 White Sound #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, Realtor NOW SUBDIVIDED INTO AN OCEANFRONT COMMUNITY WITH EXISTING HOMES FOR SALEThe Main House on 2 levels is Ekali a beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath house. The Guest Quarters boast another 2 bed, 2 bath w/ 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. This very attractive, well built home sits at the center of the estate & is constructed with aluminum & hurricane proof glass. $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, overlooking the entire estate with an excellent view of the Bay of Abaco from the wrap around porch. $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 Now you can be a part of this idyllic community by the sea. Call Patti Love today to find out more about this exciting investment opportunity!Ekali by The Sea Ekali by The Sea Man O War Cay #3263 $375,000


Page 6 B The Abaconian October 1, 2006 Frank Knowles Hope Town 242-366-0024 Donna Darville Marsh Harbour 242-367-SOLD (7653)Find Your Paradise withThe Abaco Real Estate Specialists! frank@paradisebahamas.comFeatured Properties• Marsh Harbour triplex in town, walking distance to restaurants, shops. Immaculate condition. All units rented. $465,000 MOTIVATED SELLER! • Restaurant for sale Great location on main road with sea views! Property for sale as well. Call today for details. • Waterfront acreage overlooking Winding Bay Breath-taking views of the Atlantic. $625,000 • Lubbers Quarters Hilltop seaview lots starting from $45,000 Great investment! • Bahama Coral Island Interior lot $18,000 Shop our lisings online atwww.ParadiseBahamas.comNew Exclusives Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, AbacoBy Samantha V. Evans On Tuesday morning August 29th, workers were busy preparing the grounds of Abaco Central High School for the opening of school on September 5th. Workers were mowing the grass inside and in front of the school, picking up debris from the ground, removing old furniture, doors and other items to be hauled away. This work continued throughout the week. Additional help was hired to assist the on staff crew with the work load. Now, even though all of this wonderful work went on outside, much work was being done inside the classrooms and on the exterior of the school building. Maintenance men Mr. Collin Curry and Mr. Jeff Mills were busy repairing broken doors, cupboards, changing locks, replacing damaged or missing Jalousie window slats, fixing the school gate and building things needed to help the school function more effectively. Two senior students of Abaco Central High School D’Neco Cleare and Levardo Cornish were recruited to assist by removing graffiti and other writing from the building exterior walls. They even helped with painting the building and putting up items in classes for some teachers. What a great way for them to earn the community service hours needed for them to graduate next June. At the end of their assignments both young men had far exceeded the twenty five community service hours required. Great work guys! The school is looking good even though not all the work is finished. Abaco Central High School is indeed on the move and I encourage Abaco communities to keep their eyes on this school because it will only get better and better. Samantha Evans On August 28th the school year began for teachers in the government schools. Principal Hield is pleased to note that they have received a total of six new teachers to date. They are: Mrs. Shenika HepburnMcMullan who is from Crooking Rocks, Abaco and the new Health Science teacher. She recently graduated from Florida Hospital College of Health Science in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Vincent Coakley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and his teaching diploma from The College of the Bahamas. He is married and has two children and two grandchildren. He has taught Mathematics at three other schools in New Providence: L.W. Young, R.M. Bailey and A.F. Adderley. He is excited to be teaching Mathematics in Abaco. Mrs. Glenda Johnson is another addition to the English Language department. She is married to Dwain Johnson of Abaco Central High welcomes 6 new teachers Commonwealth Bank, M. H. and together they have two children. Mrs. Ruby Rolle is a native of Abaco. She is married to Mr. Leslie Rolle of Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahamas. They have three children. She served at S.C. Bootle before being assigned to Abaco Central High and is elated to be apart of this new school family as their English teacher. Miss Mikelle Hall has served as French teacher at Government High School in Nassau and has increased the Foreign Language Department to three with the language of French. Mr. Vogel Williams is the Physical Education teacher and has been serving in his field for many, many years. He has also taught at Green Turtle Cay and in Cooper’s Town. Missing from the photo is Miss Mikelle Hall and Mr. Vogel Williams. Additional teachers are expected to join the staff during this first term. School grounds and buildings get a face-liftFour of the new teachers at ACH are, l to r, Ms. Shenika Hepburn-McMullen, Ms. Glenda Johnson, Ms. Ruby Rolle and Mr. Vincent Coakley.


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 B Sandy Point Fish Fry October 15 Sunday 3 P.M.Food Music Drinks Sandy Point Develpoment / Regatta Association Combining the best of both the 2 and 4-Stroke worlds, the new 1.5 Litre OptiMax delivers low-emissions technology with 2-Stroke performance.Up to 45% better fuel economy Lighter than 4-Strokes Ph : 242-367-2326 l 367-5960115 l l l l l 90 l l l l l 75 The 1.5L OptiMax Eligible applicants must be young ladies from age 7yrs 13yrs Must be Bahamian by birth or naturalization Must maintain a G.P.A of 2.00 or above Winner will be entered in Our Little Miss Bahamas Applications may be obtained from Hair Express at Dove Plaza, Marsh Harbour, Abaco or by calling Monique Burrows at 366-4233 or 559-8540. Application deadline is October 20th, 2006 November 25th, 2006 Pageant date : Samantha Evans In recent months, the police assigned to the traffic division have made their presence felt as they are seen at various intersections in Abaco not only monitoring the speed of vehicles but to ensure that traffic runs smoothly, motorists are courteous, all vehicles on the street are properly licensed and insured, and that brake lights and other gadgets necessary for road safety are in place. This department has also had an increase in numbers recently so Corporal Larry Rolle now has additional man power to assist him with the tedious task of monitoring traffic on Abaco streets. It is note worthy to state that even though some residents are upset with this type of monitoring, it is necessary to promote road safety. Abaco has been subject to many traffic accidents over this past year and speed is usually the number one factor. The traffic department is doing a great job monitoring our streets not only for traffic safety but to ensure the safety of students as they walk to and from school. Here are some road safety tips for drivers and pedestrians. Always wear seat belts whether you are the driver or a passenger. If you are in a crash, they can lower the risk of injury. A driver is four times more likely to be seriously injured or killed if injected from the vehicle. Obey all traffic signs and the crossing guard; never cross the street against the light even if you don’t see any traffic coming; walk with a friend and facing traffic, and wear bright colored clothing so you can be more visible to street traffic (especially at night). Traffic Police Enforce Road Safety Two of the Police Department’s “Road Warriors” are PC134 Sidney Lewis and Cpl 2083 Larry Rolle getting ready to mount their motorcycles and instill some peace and tranquility on the area roadways. Officer Henfield is in charge of the Road Traffic Division.


Page 8 B The Abaconian October 1, 2006 Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay 5:45pm (Daily) Guana Cay to Marsh Harbour 6:30pm (Daily) Marsh Harbour to Man O War 12:15pm (Daily) Man O War to Marsh Harbour 1:30pm (Daily) Marsh Harbour to Man O War 5:45pm (Sunday only) Marsh Harbour to Hope Town 12:15pm (Sunday only) Hope Town to Marsh Harbour 1:30pm (Sunday only) Please be advised the amended schedule will be in effect from September 25th, 2006 through November 13th, 2006. Albury’s Ferry apologizes for any inconvenience caused Signed : Management. Due to the decrease in travel, as this is the off season, Albury’s Ferry Service has temporarily cancelled several scheduled runs as follows.Amendment to Ferry Schedule Albury’s Ferry Service Ltd. Albury’s Ferry Service Ltd. Restaurant&BarOntheHopeTownWaterfront € 242.366.0247orVHF16Specializing in Bahamian Foods€ Open Monday thru Saturday € Breakfast 8:30…10:00 a.m.Lunch &Dinner 11:00 a.m.…9:00 p.m.Bar Open 8:30 a.m.…tilHappy Hour 5:00…6:30 p.m. Music € Wed. & Fri. 8:00 …11:00 p.m. by Samantha Evans September 14th was an exciting evening for the 218 students of Long Bay School as they gathered at the school multi-purpose room to receive their certificates and trophies earned for performing well during the 2005-06 school year. The students honored tonight are from primary and high school. Noteable events during the past school year included the giving of Thanksgiving Gift Baskets away all across Abaco in November 2005 to families less fortunate. The school Academic event was held in February with Blue Marlins winning first place. The two graduation ceremonies ended the school year with a bang. This was the first time they had to have two separate graduations because the classes were so large. A new PTA committee was elected on Monday September 11th at 7:00p.m. with the following officers: President Lovely Reckely, Vice President Colette Bootle, Long Bay School honours outstanding students Secretary Angie Collie, Asst. Secretary, Cassie Jelin, Treasurer Brenda Benjamin, Asst. Treasurer Georgina Laroda, Chaplin George Cornish, Head of Public Relations (English) Samantha V. Evans, Asst. Public Relations (Creole) Lillian Joseph, and the Teacher’s Representative and Chorister Mr. Marlon George. Awards were given out for students who excelled in the following categories: Most Helpful, Behavior Award, Achievement, Good Work, Most Compassionate, and Most Cooperative. The students winning the award for most cooperative were Teron Wright, Mark Wright, Daniel Wright, and Alexander Wright. These four brothers were always willing to help around the school or do what was asked without complaining. The principal stated that she was so impressed with them that she asked their parents if she can hire them part-time for the summer to help her around the school and they did a fantastic job. Each student was given a trophy for doing such as great job. She told the students present that they could learn from these boys who never asked her for payment for doing a job; they did it willingly. She reminded the students that they should not let money be the only reason they are Please see Long Page 14 Ms. Collie, Principal of Long Bay School, stands behind students displaying their awards.


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 B *Long Beachvacant lot,1/4 acre in size, be ach access, $50,000.00 (REDUCED) Casuarina Pointvacant lot in quiet community, 10,000 sq.ft a nd situated across from the canal.-$80,000 *Sweeting’sVillage.Interior lot now available in fast gr owing community. Won’t lastlong. $60,000 *Sand Banks -Canal property, small home, mature fruit trees. Very private. Lots also available –Call for details. *Bahama Coral Islandvacant property in Bahama Coral Island, financing available-Call for details. October 1st ,2006Green Turtle Cay-#5191 Luxurious 5bed/4bath home located on 2.5 mile sandy beach. Wrap around verandas. Offered at $2,500,000-Call Chris .Bahama Palm Shores -#5670 –3 bed, 4,876 sq ft island home on 2 acre lot with 220’ of beachfront, generator and pool. $995,000.00Call Mailin .Green Turtle Cay-#5532-2 bed/2 bath beach house on Bita Bay. Central A/C, fully equipped kitchen & much more. Great rental history –Offered at $1,200,000.00 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 NEW LISTING Guana Cay-#5734 Prime vacant beachfront property running 78’ on the Atlantic & comprises approx. 18,350 sq.ft. Call Mailin MAGNIFICENT ACREAGE"Pascoe House“4.673 acre property comprises approx. 600 ft of harbour front in the prestigious Pelican Shores area 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 garden. US$4,500,000-Call Mailin .ManjackCay -10 acres sea to sea. Beautiful beachfront at both sides. & protected anchorage. Great development property –Offered at $2,000,000.00 –Call one of our agents today. .Man-O-War Cay # 5509 –3bed/ 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 -3bed, 2bath 1,600 sq ft home with extensive wrap around screened 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 Leisure Lee-#5739 A lovely 3 bed, 2 bath canal front home. Features 57’ dock and over 17,000 sq.ft of property.$950,000Call Mailin .Yellowwood 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 boast 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 -#5742Beachfront lot comprises 83,842sq.ft-200’ stretches across a powder white sand beach. Electricity in place. $550,000.00-Call Mailin .Treasure Cay-#5740 Beachfront 2 bed/2bath villa with a "Lagoon" style swimming pool. Offered at $636,000 Call Chris. Mailin Sands Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph.# 242-367-2992 mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.comREDUCEDNEW LISTING Green Turtle Beach House #5777-3 bed/3 bath w/ loft upstairs ,2 bed/1bath below. Wrap around porches, generator, water maker, central A/C. 1.6 acres. Offered at $1,850,000.00 -Call Chris . NEW LISTINGSweetings’ Village # 5779-Newly built triplex, CBS, each unit is 2bed/2bath,cental AC, backup generator, hurricane shutters. Phone & cable TV installed. Sits on 9,200 sq.ft. lot. GREAT INVESTMENT! CALL TODAY Offered at $635,000.00 – Call Mailin Lubbers-#5617-Vacant lot comprises 10,094 sq.ft and is one lot in from the Sea of Abaco. Offered at $110,000.00-Call MailinUNDER CONTRACT


Page 10 B The Abaconian October 1, 2006 Abaco Real Estate AgencyAbaco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 SOUTH-WIND PELICAN SHORES 34,385 sq. ft. with 175 on the road and 40on the water (duck pond) with a very private protected dock. 1960s style 3/2 house and small guest cottage. This property has great potential in exclusive and much desired Pelican Shores.B$ 809,000 grossLONGBEACH Lot 13 Beach Front $245,000 Lot 418 & 316 $55,000 each Lot 408 & 409 $102,000 each Lot 384 NewŽ $79,000 Great PriceŽHARBOUR 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.SUNRISE COTTAGE2 Bedroom 2 bath, fully equipped kitchen, Central A/C., Satellite TV., CD Player For more information on this business please see www.guanacayvillas.comCONTACT : 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, $585,000 gross SEASHORE VILLAS 3 Town Houses; 2 B, 1.5 bath, Living & Dining room, full kitchen, tv, vcr, cd player, satellite, all central a/c, pool, deck & Gazebo. Fully furnished. lGift Shop lLaundry lStorage lMarina, Exclusive Listing by Appointment only. B$ 2,900,000 MALONEHOME3 bedroom 3 bathroom home 50,730 sq. ft. lot with 130 ft of protected waterfront. Located on the water between the settlement & Blue Water Grill. Generator house w/ standby generator and r/o water system. Must be seen to be appreciated. By appointment only.Ž B$ 2,150,000 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 PRICE Ž 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 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 $30,000 EASTERN SHORES LOOKOUTHOUSE $1,750,0001 October 2006 Exclusive Listing by Appointment only : B$1,500,000 New store hours:Open Mon – Thu 10am – 7 pm Fri & Sat 10 am – 9pm We do chicken right! New on the menu: Peas N Rice Macaroni Long Bay School staff pose during the student awards ceremony September 14 by Samantha Evans The new school year at Long Bay School began on Wednesday September 6th with a new contingent of teachers from grade 1-12, all of whom signed contracts for three years. The names and responsibility of the new teachers are as follows: Grade 1 teacher is Miss Yaneek Minott from Jamaica. Grade 2 teacher is Miss GailAnn Williams from St. Vincent. Miss Melina Lake is the Grade 3 teacher from St. Martin. The grade 4 teacher is Mr. Marlon George is from Trinidad. The grade 5 teacher is Mr. Marlon Carby from Jamaica. Finally, Mr. Malcolm Bourne, the grade 6 teacher, is from Trinidad. The high school teachers have a form class and they teach specific subjects. The grade 7 form teacher is Miss Abigail Develde from Guyana. She teaches grade 10-12 Accounts, Home Economics and History. The grade 8 teacher, Mrs. Shondell Wright is from Guyana and also teaches grade 10-12 Chemistry, grade 7Long Bay School welcomes new teachers 9 Literature and General Science. Miss Nneka O’Brien from Trinidad is the grade 9 form teacher. She teaches grade 7-9 Home Economics, Mrs. Vanessa George, wife of Mr. Marlon George. She teaches grade 10-12 language, and grade 7-12 Physical Education and Computer Science. Miss Sabina James is the grade 11 form teacher and is from Dominica. She teaches grade 7-9 Social Studies, grade 7-12 Physical Education and grade 10-12 Office Procedures. Finally, Mr. Grover Samuels from Jamaica is the grade 12 form teacher. He es grade 10-12 Biology and grade 7-9 Agriculture and Health Science. Other members of staff are Mrs. L. Collie who is Secretary, Art teacher for grades 7-9 and Mathematics teacher for grade 10-12; Mrs. Lisette Pubien, Kindergarten teacher; Mr. Ednal Collie Senior Master and Math teacher for grade 7-12, and Mr. Isaac Collie who is the Chairman. Mrs. Collie remains principal of Long Bay School. School clubs featured at ACH by Portia Jonsson A wide range of clubs and extra-curricular activities are being offered to the students of Abaco Central High School. On September 8th students joined over a dozen clubs and service organizations at the school. Participation in these clubs provides opportunities for all students to progress toward academic and social competency, develop responsibility and leadership skills while having fun. Students are encouraged to participate in clubs, athletics and/or service organizations because of their importance to the learning process. Club activities are scheduled for the last school period each Friday. Some of the Abaco Central High School clubs and activities include Ranger Guides, Aerobics/Fitness Club, Junkanoo/Music Club, Travel Club, Skills For Life, Spanish Club, ACHS Gentlemen Club, Anchor Club and G.I.F.T.E.D.(Girls Influencing Friends Towards Exploring Dreams). The Anchor Club, which is a service club, with over thirty students started in 1998 at the school and is the oldest and ongoing club. It is open to all grade levels. ACHS Gentlemen Club, spearheaded by Maths teacher, Mr. Vincent Coakley is about respect, discipline and religion. This is the club’s first year at the school and is open to grades 10 through 12 students. Clubs are vital for the balanced social development of our children. They need to be with friends in a non-threatening environment. Many social skills are best learned in contact with others through club activities.


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 B Drill Rig Dock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOA BOA BOA BOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: www.drillrig.i8.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote, 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 ofanother 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 withyou 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 weekat 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 By Mirella Santillo Since 1989, Wesley College, an affiliate of Aldersgate Methodist Church, has seen to the educational needs of children from grade 1 to 12. Rev. Charles Carey, the present Principal who started the school, explained the non traditional grouping of his classrooms. Approximately 40 students are divided into three groups of mixed ages, assembled together according to the general learning goals of the group. The first group, the smallest, deals with primary education, in the second group children prepare for the BJC and the last one caters to the BGCSE. There is a maximum of 18 student in a group. In spite of the non-conforming set up, Wesley College follows the Ministry of Education’s curriculum with particular emphasis on music: Wesley College has a band well known on Abaco, which has performed in many functions at Government House and other events. Wesley College’s students are of mixed needs. They include a couple of special needs students, such as one with cerebralpalsy, a couple of slow learners and several of very gifted children. Three full time teachers, including Rev. Carey’s wife, who is experienced in special needs education, Wesley College students get music and farming Besides the locally famous Wesley College Band, the school exposes the students to various aspects of agriculture, here it is goat husbandry, with an aspiring cowboy. a teacher’s aide and a part time teacher comprise the staff of the school. Discussing last year’s examinations, the principal said he was quite pleased with the BJC results: four students took the exam and two of them received B in four of the ten subjects. However, he was not so happy with the BGCSE results taken by two students, who Rev. Carey stressed, had come to him from other schools where they were having problems. It is a comment which was made several times during our interview: “We have taken very few students above grade eight because at that stage it is difficult to turn them around. We would like to bring in students who enroll from primary school so we have more time to mold them,” he mentioned. Rev. Carey had discipline challenges last year. “We took ten and eleven graders from other schools with serious discipline issues,” he explained. “In 18 years of teaching, I have not seen such a discipline problem. Disruption is the biggest problem, usually caused by the use of cell phones even though they are prohibited during school hours. Not only do they cause disruption, but they are also used for cheating on examinations, with students calling somebody for answers.” He would like to see more parental support at home, especially on making sure that assignments are completed. Besides a popular music program which, according to Rev. Carey, is used as a tool to get the students excited and helps not only with discipline but also to obtain scholarships for college, Wesley College also has a strong agricultural program. Last year the students participated in a tomato-growing project in collaboration with the Farmers Coop and they started their own ornamental nursery on the school grounds. They grew short term crops such as corn, onions, okra and pigeon peas. They even helped Rev. Carey on his goat farm, accumulating points which were turned into dividend paying shares. The highest dividend received is $200 per quarter Shares can be cashed five years after graduation. They also started a fruit orchard with mangoes and sugar apples and are encouraged to plant at home. Rev. Carey’s goal for the next three years to raise the GPA of his students, aiming at one grade. This year Wesley College will participate for the first time in Junior Junkanoo under the supervision of art teacher, Mr. Russell. There will be a talent show as part of the Christmas program in which the Band will participate and a Spring Feast will take place at the Parish Hall. Leadership development is another aspect of education that the principal would like to instill in his students. Again this starts at home. “Parents are not demanding enough responsibility from their children.” It seems that 2005-06 will be a busy and exciting year for the faculty and students of Wesley College. by Samantha Evans Dance classes resumed September 11 for the Marsh Harbour Academy of Dance, with a practise session held at St. Francis de Sales from 3:30 until 4:45 p.m. Students from Agape Christian School, Central Abaco Primary School as well as St. Francis are involved in the Nutcracker ballet production. The dance academy immediately began training the children for their dance parts in production scheduled for November 25th at New Vision Ministries on Jerusalem Drive. There will be a 2 P.M. matinee performance and an evening performance at 7 P.M. A cast party is scheduled after the matinee performance. Dance classes for students ages 11 and over are held on Monday and Friday and students aged 7-10 on Tuesday and Wednesday. At this initial class, students were measured for costumes which will not be worn until the night of the production, then at class practices after the performance. Mrs. Elaine Pilon wants to remind parents to honor the deadline set for payments of girls costumes, ballet shoes and tights as well as boys outfits to ensure that everything arrives in time for the event.Students practise for Nutcracker Ballet


Page 12 B The Abaconian October 1, 2006 YELLOWOODExtraordinary hilltop property offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean, creeks and the Abaco Club at Winding Bay. Motivated Seller. #13474Price: $93,000 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 u p u c h R R e a l E E s t a t 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 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 LUBBERS QUARTERS Gorgeous waterfront lot available on nice secluded island with electricity/telephone available. Price $299,000 BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND Nice homesite in growing community just North of Marsh Harbour. Starting from $16,000 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 September 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.100 of gorgeous beachfront. Come relax & enjoy the Bahamian lifestyle at its best. #13180 Price: $580,000 CASUARINA POINTTwo storey waterfront 4 bed, 2 bath home situated on 120 of sea walled property. Boaters dream. Boat/car storage, boat ramp. #13312 Price: $590,000 LITTLE HARBOUR HOMEComfortable CBS 2 bed, 2 bath home situated on approximately 4 acres with 135 beachfront and 70 elevations. Nicely landscaped with fruit trees. Enjoy sitting on the deck with views of the ocean sunrise and sunsets on Yellowood Creek. Garage, generator house, cabana with BBQ deck. #13495 Price: $1,450,000 LITTLE HARBOURLovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath home overlooking the harbour and channel entrance of Little Harbour. Small private dock. Walking distance to beaches, fishing and dining. Steps from Petes Pub and the Museum. #13494 Price: $870,000 REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE WATCHING BAYSituated on 8 acres offering 250 feet of Watching Bay beachfront. 90 foot elevations and 35 fot dunes. One of a kind. #13482Price: $2,185,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESLovely 4 bed, 4 bath furnished home sitting on 1/2 an acre in a quiet safe community. #13403Price: $435,000 CASUARINA POINTNice 4 bed, 4 bath furnished on gorgeous beachfront with views of the Atlantic. Generator, cable, phone, fenced, deck, turnkey! #2818 Price: $580,000 MURPHY TOWN HOMECute 2 bedroom, 1 bath home sits on a large parcel of land that can be subdivided and developed with multi family zoning. Nicely landscaped yard. Plenty of room for expansion. This size property is hard to find! #13475 Price: $350,000 REDUCED PRICE NEW LISTING NEW LISTING


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 B YOUR FIRST CHOICE IN BAHAMIAN REAL ESTATE GUANA CAY CASUARINA POINT BAHAMA PALM SHORES LYNYARD CAY GUANA CAY GUANA CAY CROSSING ROCKS BAKERS HEIGHTS BAHAMA PALM SHORES PELICAN SHORES TREASURE CAY BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND MARSH HARBOUR#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. $375,000. #562299. Bright and sunny, lovely new 3/2 family home just steps to the beach. 1,472 s.f. of living space, tile floors, crown moulding, sturdy concrete construction. Perfectly suited for family or retirement home $375,000 #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. #562354 NEW! GUANACAY. Gorgeous Atlantic Ocean front home site. Located adjacent to the Orchid Bay development and encompassing16,500 square feet with elevated rocky shore and beach. Densely vegetated with natural coppice and native trees, the property has great elevations up to 20 feet and more. $395,000 #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 $160,000 #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. #562332 Executive rental Spacious family home located on prestigious Pelican Shores. Three bedroom, three bath, exercise room, deck overlooking Fanny Bay. 2 car garage, openbeam ceilings. Long-term lease only, references, first, last and security required. Lease pricing on request. #562353.NEW! Treasure Cay. Lovely, over sized multi-family residential lot in popular Anchorage Estates. Close to beaches and all amenities the resort and community offer. Invest in the Future! $85,000. #9935 Lovely home site of approximately 10,000 sq.ft with high elevation and views of the sea on the west of Abaco and the South side. Conveniently located just 3 miles north of Marsh Harbour. Motivated seller! $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: 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! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! 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 noticeŽ1 October 2006 RENTAL LISTINGSCOMMERCIAL: Royal Harbour Village Office Space. Lovely second floor location, perfect for small office. Wood floors, all A/C. Ample parking, convenient area. Call for details. RESIDENTIAL: Royal Harbour Village apartment. Spacious 2 bed, 2 bath apartment. Furnished, tile floors, washer/dryer, harbour view, parking. References, first, last and security required. Call for details.


Page 14 B The Abaconian October 1, 2006closing 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 WINDWARD 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 condos completed in first completed project. Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES. Upstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den / optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully furnished. $882,000 Upstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den / optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully furnished with many extra features including garage and Jeep Renegade. $900,000 VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE • Ocean front properties Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. Sand Piper Beach Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 • Canal Front Beginning at $264,500 • Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded Beginning at $267,000 • Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $50,000 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 1 Lower unit 2 bed / 2 bath, 15’ wide boat slip, includes car. Newly decroated. MUST SEE $500,000 Bldg 4 Downstaris end unit 2 bed / 2 bath, totally redone, 12’ wide slip $435,600 ROYAL POINCIANA Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and tennis 2 bed / 2 bath downstairs end unit with wrap-around deck. Never rented. Fully and tastefully furnished. Special must see unit. $738,000 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% SOLDUNDER CONTRACTprepared to help someone in need or to do what is asked. It should willingly come from the heart. Subject Awards were given out for English Language, Mathematics, Graphical Design, Religious Knowledge, General Science and Health Science. Sapphire Davis and Neon Albur were in grade eight last year and were honored for outstanding grades they received in the three BJC’s they took. Both young ladies are in grade nine now and received many other awards throughout the night. The student to pass the most BJC’s with “C” or better was Ms. Dorsiner Smith who is now in grade ten. Mrs. J Collie stated that Long Bay students always do well on their exams because there teachers are dedicated to properly educating the students. She looks forward to all students performing even better this school year. LongFrom Page 8 Long Bay School is clearly a school that is on a mission to be the number one school in Abaco. They can proudly boost that their students earn their grades point blank and are not skewed or put on a bell curve. They are students with earned excellence!St Francis gets computersBy Samantha Evans St. Francis de Sales students got a fantastic surprise when they went to computer class this school year. They were greeted by sixteen new state of the art XP professional computers. President of the PTA Mrs. Judith Knowles stated that the computer lab now looks professional. These new computers now bring the total number of computers in the lab to twenty-four. The money for the computers was raised by the PTA Board from the WalkPlease see St Francis Page 20Methodists accepted into World CouncilBy Lee Pinder The Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church has been admitted to the membership of the World Methodist Council at a business session in July 2006 held in Seoul, Korea. It was at this meeting that memberships are reviewed. The World Methodist Council is an association of the churches in the Methodist tradition throughout the world. It does not seek to legislate for them nor to invade their autonomy. Rather it exists to serve them and to give unity to their witness and enterprise. In particular it seeks: 1) To deepen the fellowship of the Methodist people over the barriers of race, nationality, colour and language. 2) To foster Methodist participation in the ecumenical movement and to promote the unity of Methodist witness and service in that movement. 3) To advance unity of theological and moral standards in the Methodist churches of the world. 4) To suggest priorities in Methodist activity. 5) To promote the most effective use of Methodist resources in the Christian Mission throughout the world. 6) To encourage evangelism in every land. 7) To promote Christian education a nd the church’s care for youth. 8) To encourage the study of liturgy and forms of worship. Please see Methodist Page 21


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 B By Luzana On July 1, 2006, the renowned RitzCarlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., assumed the management of The Abaco Club on Winding Bay. Along with the management team, a new name came for one of The Bahamas most beautiful and luxurious vacation destinations. Now known as The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, a RitzCarlton Managed Club, it is overseen by Managing Director, Mr. Roberto Van Geenen, former General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach. There are several award winning RitzCarlton managed resorts in the Caribbean including locations in St Thomas, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and San Juan. Future locations include Rose Island and Turks and Caicos. Both Mr. Van Geenen and Floyd Swain, General Manager of The Abaco Club, are enthusiastic about the changes they are introducing to the 190 ladies and gentlemen serving members and guests. “We call our employees ladies and gentlemen because we believe they should consider providing the finest service to guests and members as a profession they can be proud of, “said Van Geenen. “Our Bahamian staff are very pleased to embrace The Ritz-Carlton culture of service and have been receptive to the philosophy we share that “We are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen.” he added. Since assuming the management agreement, the transition team has trained the ladies and gentlemen to remember Ritz Carlton is now managing the Abaco Club Please see Ritz Page 21 AIR-CONDITIONING REFRIGERATION ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING & SUPPLIES APPLIANCE SALES & SERVICE P.O.Box AB-20192 l l l l l Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasPh: 367-3186 l l l l l Fax 367-3469 Email : Please see Ritz Page 21 The backdrop for the Abaco club’s beach is the striking club house on the bluff


Page 16 B The Abaconian October 1, 2006 Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas 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 Royal Palm 3 BR, 3 BA furnished $553,500 UNDER CONTRACT Steiner House, Treasure Cay Road 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA $809,000 UNDER CONTRACT Royal Palm 2 BR, 2 BA Marina front condo, fully furnished, with boat slip. Tropical decor $575,000 Helen's Point, Galleon Bay Waterfront 4 BR, 3 BA Home, Sea of Abaco views $1,388,000 Galleon Bay Road Homesite overlooking Treasure Cay Marina $405,000 Atlantis 2BR, 2BA Canal front condo with 14’ wide boat slip. Completely redone with furnishings. $549,000 Beach Villa 685 2 BR, 2 BA, steps away from pool and beach $275,000 NEW LISTING Razzall House, Treasure Cay Beach 4BR, 3BA Oceanfront, fully furnished with excellent rental history. $1,735,000.00 NEW LISTING Parker Place, Galleon Bay, spacious 4BR Waterfront home with beautiful Sea of Abaco views. $995,000.000 NEW LISTING Treasure House, Oceanfront 2 BR, 2 BA Island decor top-sider villa overlooking gigantic lagoon pool $579,000.00 NEW LISTING Royal Palm 2 BR 2 BA on marina with beautiful furnishings and boat slip. $562,000.00 NEW LISTING Bahamas: 242-477-5056 242-365-8467 USA: 843-290-2254 843-278-0277 Fax: 242-365-8508 843-785-5528 ww.johncashrealty.comJohn Cash, B.R.I., C.R.S. Licensed Real Estate Broker Certified Residential SpecialistPO Box 22212 Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamas Well Done Drilling Services Call us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation!Ph: (242) 367-4842 l l l l l Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Trenching: Trenching for underground utility services Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles planted Excavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator DiggingCrime Report August 4 11, 2006Causing Harm A Murphy Town resident was stopped in his car around midnight on August 4 by a group of youth in a Blazer Jeep. They pulled him out of his car and beat him with a 2 x 4 and broke several windows on his car. House breaking A house on Crockett Drive was broken into during the morning of August 4 through a smashed window. Money and jewelery were taken. Dangerous Drugs Two patrons of Kipco’s Bar at the corner of South Side Road and the S.C. Bootle Highway were found August 4 with a lit marijuana cigarette between them. A bag of Indian hemp was then found in the pocket of one of the men. Both men were arrested. Disorderly behavior A Cooper’s Town spectator at the Blackwood basketball court was arrested August 4 about 10:30 p.m. for using obscene language, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Causing Harm While returning home about 2:30 a.m. on August 5, a Dundas Town resident was attacked by a group of young men who stabbed him, hit him on the head with a rock and damaged his car. House breaking Renters in an Eastern Shore house in Marsh Harbour reported that while asleep during the night of August 5, someone entered the house and stole a camera and an Ipod music player. Stealing from a Vehicle While visiting friends in Marsh Harbour about 9:30 p.m. on August 5, a woman noticed two men standing beside her car. One of the men was then seen with his head inside the car window. She subsequently found her wallet missing and was able to identify both men. Causing Harm About 2:45 a.m. on August 6, a patron at a night Club on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour was punched in the mouth by a dark male then assaulted by a group of young men using rocks and bottles while he tried to escape. Causing Harm At dusk on August 6 a resident of the Mud was attacked and chopped with a cutlass while near the Mud basketball court. He was subsequently flown to Nassau for further medical attention. Assault A Murphy Town customer at a bar on Don Mackay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour was assaulted just before midnight on August 8 causing his $1,100 Rolex watch to be damaged. Causing Grievous Harm A Cooper’s Town man was stabbed multiple times while at a bar there about 9 p.m. on August 9. He was flown into Nassau for further treatment. Causing Damage A businessman on Crockett Drive in Marsh Harbour reported on the morning of August 8 that someone damaged his ice machine on July 25. The machine was valued at $54,000. Causing Grievous Harm A Blackwood man was arrested at his house on August 8 for earlier causing grievous harm. Missing Person A woman on Forest Drive reported on August 11 that her 12 year old daughter left home August 6 and had not been heard from since. In midmorning on August 11 the police were notified of a partially naked young female walking through the Sweeting Tract in Marsh Harbour. The minor girl was found and taken to the clinic for examination. She has since been sent to Nassau for further examination and counseling. Rape & Threats of Death A mother reported to the doctor in the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic that her 14 year old daughter was raped while visiting relatives in Nassau in mid-July. Stealing On August 11 about noon, a bar in Spring City was broken into and a sum of money was stolen along with a case of beer, two cartons of cigars, and a number of quarters. Sexual Assault A Dundas Town woman was picked up by two men in a car while walking on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour on August 12. She passed out after being given a Vita Malt drink. On regaining consciousness, she realized that she had been sexually assaulted. Please see Crime Page 21


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 B The Bahamas Telecommunications Company LimitedP.O.Box AB-20463 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-2200 Re: Secretary, Administration, Abaco Applications are invited from suitably qualified employees to fill the position of Secretary to the Senior Manager in the Administration Department, BTC, Abaco. Applications should be submitted to the undersigned within ten (10) working days of this notice.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1.Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Senior Manager Abaco. Coordinate all daily activities. 2.Ensure that meetings and appointment are adequately scheduled. 3.Opening, routing and filing mail. 4.Give administrative support to Abaco management Personnel. 5.Lend administrative support to Abaco operation. 6.Compose and type routine correspondence. 7.Key in and verify all leaves or absences for employees. 8.Monitor and raise alerts when staff limits for various leaves are maximized and also advise of conflicts in scheduling. 9.Assist with the preparation of time sheets for the Senior Manager with checks for accuracy. 10.Ensure that timesheets are submitted to Executive Management weekly. 11.Organize Corporate Travel arrangements. 12.Record and transcribe minutes for all management meetings. 13.Compile and prepare Monthly Reports 14.Preparation of and monitoring of Annual Capex and Opex Budgets. 15.Assist with training and schedule seminars and functions held by BTC Abaco. 16.Record all applications and resumes for Employment and prepare responses to applicants. 17.Assist with the preparation of public Announcements 18.Liaise with local government ministries. Maintain contact to provide assurances that Government agencies are informed of BTC work and that BTC Abaco Staff are well informed of Government plans and requirements. 19.Perform other job related duties as directed by the Senior Manager or BTC Management. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1.Bachelors Degree in Secretarial Science......................................... or 2.Associate Degree in Secretarial Science with four (4) years experience 3.Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applicationsAll Applications are to be received at BTC’s Office in Marsh Harbour, Abaco no later than 5:00pm, October 13th, 2006 and should be addressed as follows: ACTING SENIOR MANAGER THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD. ABACO, THE BAHAMAS RE: Secretary / Abaco Multiple Listing Service is now available to Abaco Realtors By Marilla Santillo A scheduled board meeting was called by Mr. Brent Cartwright, President of BREA’s Abaco Chapter, on September 27th, to elect a new board for the Abaco Chapter, and to announce the launching MLS, a new tool for the local real estate people. MLS is a web site with a pool of information on properties on the market such as listing companies/agents, listing prices, description and location of the properties. “Comparables”, the prices that similar properties have sold for, will also be available on the site for the agents. An eight member Committee, comprised of Mr. Chris Roberts, Ms. Molly Roberts, Ms. Mailin Sands, Mr. Marcellus Roberts, Ms. Cindy Newell, Ms Patti Love, Mr. Derek Lee and Mr. Brent Cartwright, have been working for close to a year to perfect and adapt the program to local needs. Michael Bodamer, of Computer Creations, built the web site, following the “instructions of the Committee.” As a computer expert, Mr. Bodamer thinks that this is a big step for Abaco of implementing new technology. “Sharing information between Real Estate agents is going to be much easier and quicker,” he said. “This is a small step, but if they like it perhaps they’ll move to a more elaborate program similar to the ones used in the U.S.A.” At the luncheon, Mr. Cartwright, who is a member of the MLS Committee, urged brokers and agents to join and approximately nineteen did. “We are aiming at targeting 35 to 40 people out of the sixty four now licensed on Abaco, explaining that “some of them just hold a license but are inactive”. MLS yearly dues are $450.00 which cover the cost of advertising and the maintenance of the web site and there a sign up fee of $50.00. Agents are required to enter their listings in the pool and regularly update information on the properties they have listed. Only exclusive listings are allowed and the service is available exclusively to licensed Real Estate Agents, who will access the site through a password given them by the board. The MLS is ready to go, they said, and as of October 2nd it is open to everyone in good standing. Starting November 1st, the list of participating agents will be published each month, in the first issue of the Abaconian. The Abaco Chapter of the Bahamas Real Estate Association, BREA, elected their board of directors on September 27 and announced the formation of a multiple listing service for Abaco Realtors. L to R are BREA members Cindy Newell, Bill Thorndycraft, Chris Roberts, Brent Cartwright, Jane Patterson and Marcellus Roberts. By Samantha Evans In a recent conversation with the Ministry of Works office in Abaco, it was disclosed that they have no supplies to fix the many potholes that cover the streets of Abaco. The employee stated that due to the frequent rains of late, potholes that were once repaired have opened up again and are now bigger than they were previously. Works employees are now frustrated because the general public continues to call the local Ministry of Works Office with complaints. However, they can do nothing until supplies are sent from Nassau. They have been told by Nassau office that the supplies requested are on hold with no date given as to when they can expect delivery. Apparently, the local Works staff are unable to make local purchses of the patching material and must wait for Nassau to send a load on the mailboat. The Works staff wants the public to understand that when Nassau doesn’t cooperate with the Abaco office, work will not get done or very minimal work. Abaconians are asked to be more understanding of the position of employees who are doing the best they can with what they have at this time.Pothole patch material is not available Sandy Point Fish FryOctober 15 Sunday 3 P.M.Food Music DrinksSandy Point Develpoment / Regatta Association


Page 18 B The Abaconian October 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 OF $5000.00(Five Thousand Dollars) For information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the break-in and thefts at the residences and gallery in Little Harbour, Abaco on or around September 7th, 2006. A Reward is offered for the return of the items or information concerning their where-abouts..... no questions asked.......CONTACT PETE JOHNSTON, PETE’S PUB 1-242-366-3503 (PH/FAX)PH : 242-577-0002 l l l l l 242-367-3436 l l l l l FAX 242-367-2199MAIL BOX AT THE ABACONIAN PAPERLIST OF ITEMS STOLEN REWARD REWARD l l l l l 1 (one) 12 guage autoloading shotgun, black plastic stockl l l l l 1 (one) Double barrel over and under 20 guage shotgun Woodstock and silver receiver; maker of gun : Franchi; both guns purchased at Abaco Hardware & licensed at Marsh Harbour Police Stationl l l l l Dolphin Pendant 1.5inch longl l l l l 2 (two) small dolphin pendants 1 inch longl l l l l 1 (one) Bag containing a large gold anchor style chain and silver coin with gold bezell l l l l Gold cufflink (1”wide) with a large dolphin on it.l l l l l Assorted small dolphin ringsl l l l l 2 (two) pairs of dolphin post earringsl l l l l 2 (two) pairs of turtle earringsl l l l l 2 (two) pairs of starfish earrings Midnight fire claims one house in the MudMarsh Harbour volunteer firemen responded about midnight September 14, to a residential fire in the Mud. The house was fully engulfed when the firemen arrived. Nervous neighbours had lined the nearby highway with appliances, furniture and other household goods in the event the fire consumed the neighbourhood. The firemen were not too happy at pulling their hoses through the wet yards heavy with the smell of urine and excrement.C. Abaco Primary is vandalized againby Samantha EvansWith only a few weeks into the start of the new school year, Central Abaco Primary School has been broken into twice already. You may remember that last school year, this school was vandalized a number of times as well. The first break-in was only a week ago September 12th when the glass to the principal’s office window and the back office glass door was broken and vandals destroyed the office by throwing things around. The principal did not notice anything missing at that time. They only made a mess of the office. The second break was noticed on September 19th, when employees came to work and noticed the glass to the viceprincipal’s window being broken as well as the glass window to the secretary’s office. This was heart breaking for the staff once again but everyone maintained their joyfulness and went to class to teach the students. Office staff had to wait outside the office area until the police arrived. Once they were able to enter the administration building, it was reported by the principal that some juice was the only thing that they noticed to be missing. Ms. Mills, Principal, reported that replacing all of the windows and doors is very costly to the school. This also makes it very difficult for the administrators and office staff to work because they have to first clean up the mess that is made by vandals. She stated that by the looks of the office, the vandals had enough time to ransack the office. She feels that night security will alleviate this problem.


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 B "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 & furnishings, customs cabinetry, terracotta tile floor, lots of amenities. Rental potential Price $185,000. “Flamingo Drive Lot 66 ” (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 Lot” (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: $35,100 LEISURE LEE: “Canal Front Home" (Ref #214) 2 bedroom 2 bath single story CBS construction home, open living/kitchen on the end of a finger canal, tile floors, central A/C, low maintenance, 50’ of bulkhead canal front with deep water and dock, fully furnished, includes vehicle. Close to beach access $465,000. “Canal Corner Lot" (Ref #602) Cleared large corner lot 15,344 s/f with 197ft on protected canal with seawall, ready for building. $334,000. “Canal Lot 206” (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 Property” (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 Rock” (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. GUANA CAY: “Two Commercial Lots” (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. MARSH HARBOUR: “Sea View Lot with Dockage” (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. Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir BrokerABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALES l l l l l VACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listing Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationWe Exceed Client Expectations! Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco.Phone: (242) 365.8752 l l l l l Cell: (242) 357.6570TREASURE 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. “Tradewinds” (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. "Final Approach" (Ref #601) Canal front 2 storey 5,500 s/f 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bath private home on large property, 100’ private dock, 6’ depth. Recently renovated, fully furnished, four car garage. Price $2,497,000 “Oceana” (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. 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: $1,330,000 Ocean 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 House” (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 Treasure Landings (Ref #600) Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,300s/ f luxury condominiums, close to beach, marina, restaurants & shops. Superior finished, fully furnished. Price: $495,000. Financing available. "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 $462,500. "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 Bay” (Ref #569) Protected canal lot near Galleon Bay entrance for quick access to Sea of Abaco, utilities at lot line, very well priced. Price: $331,500REDUCED UNDER CONTRACT1 October 2006 Employment Opportunity Assistant Manager, Commercial & Mortgage Lending, Abaco Branch Commonwealth Bank is the premier Bahamian Bank with branches located in New Providence, Abaco and Grand Bahama. We are committed to delivering superior quality service, to training and developing our employees, to creating value for our shareholders and to promoting economic growth and stability in the community. We are considering applications for an Assistant Manager, Commercial & Mortgage Lending to provide a superior level of financial advice and service to corporate and high net worth clients: Core Responsibilities: € Sell and deliver both credit and non-credit products and services to Corporate and High Net Worth clients € Assist with the formulation of and implementation of targets, budgets and business plan for the corporate portfolio € Achieve growth, retention, profitability and other targets for the corporate portfolio € Prepare credit applications for submission, with supporting recommendation to Credit Risk Management € Assist in conducting client needs assessments, identifying opportunities for cross and up-selling € Follow-up with client and support functions to ensure timely completion of product requests and transactions and resolution of inquiries and issues € Perform some service functions for customers and work with Branch officers to ensure the customer service needs are met € Carry out a range of lending activities including but not limited to: Interviewing applicants to determine purpose of credit requirements i.e. mortgage/loan/overdraft Advising applicants of financing options-term, rate costs, etc. Determining credit acceptability based on credit score and other tools € Providing rationale and approving credit within authorized limit or making recommendation to Management for those in excess of lending authority € Managing the oversight of collateral including registration of legal documents, insurance and escrows € Managing the Mortgage portfolio collection activities including collecting delinquent loans, negotiating with delinquent borrowers, foreclosures, repossessions and other legal steps in recovery Qualifications, Skills & Experience:€Substantial work experience in loans and risk management with a full understanding of financial statements and the ability to analyze the information€Experience in dealing with corporate executives, high net-worth clients and professional contacts€Good interpersonal skills to work effectively with customers and successfully handle complaints€Sound knowledge of products, pricing, services and applicability to customer requirements€Sound knowledge of branch processes including product and service sales delivery€Sound knowledge of mortgage lending Remuneration Package: Commonwealth Bank is a Great place to work! We offer an exciting work environment with opportunity for growth and development. We also offer a competitive compensation package, which includes performance based incentives, health, vision, dental and life insurances and a pension plan.Interested persons should submit their resumes in WRITING or E-mail along with copies of their certificates before September 22, 2006 to: HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT Re: Assistant Manager, Commercial & Mortgage Lending, Abaco Branch P.O. Box SS-6263 Nassau Bahamas Telefax: 394-0758 E-mail 2006 The expert doing this procedure was Mr. Jake Allgeier who has worked for several years with Dr. Layman and has been part of Cross Harbour Creek’s project since the beginning. Soon a few snappers and barracudas had been caught and transferred to coolers filled with water which was continuously renewed to keep it cool. St Francis de Sales, 5th grade student, Luca Silvester, was given the choice of the first fish. He chose a small barracuda that was measured before the surgery and was given the fish’s tag number. (Any fish not given a telemetry tag is fitted with a colored tag, which corresponds to a definite area of the creek where the fish has been caught). Dr. Layman is working towards displaying the fish tracks on a website. Soon, Luca may be able to track his little barracuda online. By noon six fish had been tagged. The goal of the day was to tag twenty fish and said the professor, “We’ll be here all day if necessary.” Another tagging session is scheduled to take place at the beginning of next year. School students have been involved with the creek restoration and the tagging program as an incentive to learn about their environment and taking part in preserving it. It was a mixed group, three scientists involved with the creek restoration project for several months, Professor Craig Layman, his assistant Jake Allgeier, and laboratory manager, John Quattrochi, four students from Forest Heights High School with their teacher Mr. Jim Richard, members of Friends of the Environment, Mr. & Mrs. Knowles, an environmentalist from Nassau, Ms. Casuarina McKinney, Ms. Olivia Patterson and Mr. Julian Lockhart, recently hired by Friends of the Environment, and parents and friends of people taking part in the project. They had come from various areas of Abaco, some as far as Treasure Cay, trying not to get lost while driving in the forest to reach this remote creek on the Southern coast of the island. FishFrom Page 1Students help fish experts


Page 20 B The Abaconian October 1, 2006 You can now find your favourite newspaper The Tribune and your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNON’S GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMON’S SUPERCENTER LOWE’S FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper AB AB AB AB AB A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Window Glass Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour on Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Office Assist ant / Receptionist Position OpenMust be € Computer literate (Strong Microsoft Word, Excel skills) € Familiar with using the internet € Well organized € Flexible € Detail oriented € Self-motivated € Professional and friendly € Possesses the ability to work independently or in a team environment Will be responsible for answering phones, greeting customers, giving information, scheduling and taking messages, as well as various daily office duties as determined. Office environment : Business / casualPlease email or fax resumes to : email l l l l l Fax 367-3387 Abaco Express Providing U.S. Mail and Parcel ServiceBetween West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour Call for Details 242-367-3450 • 561-689-1010 www.cherokeeair.comHe joined the department in 1965 as an Assistant Immigration Officer and quickly moved up through the ranks. He was in charge of the Governor’s Harbour office from 1987-1990 and then transferred to Grand Bahama where he worked from 1990 until coming to Abaco in September, 2006. His years of training took him to Nassau, Eleuthera and Grand Bahama on several occasions. He opened the George Town office in 1968, which was his first family island posting. He has enjoyed moving around especially since he realized that he was moved where he was best needed. His main platform here is to deal with illegal immigration including the smuggling of illegal immigrants in and out of Abaco. He plans to take this task headon with the support of Police and Defense Force Officers so that they can control or keep it to a minimum. Another project he is looking forward to is being business friendly and processing applications as quickly as possible, especially where The Abaco Club at Winding Bay and Baker’s Bay developments are concerned. He looks forward to visiting the Cays to see what the needs of second home owners are especially where experts or skilled workers are needed to deal with building matters. Where there are no Bahamians available to fill their needs, his department will assist with processing applications for nonBahamians as quickly as possible. Any employer seeking to employee nonBahamians in this country for more than a month must begin with the Labour Department and advertise in the national papers, Guardian and Tribune, to see if anyone is registered who can perform the job. If no one is available. the employer is given a certificate to this effect which then allows the work Permit process to begin. This process may take four to five weeks once everything is submitted at the same time. Mr. Dorsett is looking forward to increasing his staff very soon. One person is expected to begin office on October 1st. Immigration will open a new office in North Abaco on Queen’s Highway in the blue plaza not far from the Airport. This office will house two officers and a clerical person. Presently he has only seven staff members and Abaco’s growth requires additional manpower. There are no Immigration Officers stations on any of the Cays. Superintendent Dorsett is concerned about the growing immigration problem in Abaco. In fact, he sees a trend similar to that of Exuma (where he is originally from) happening in the Mudd and Peas. He would like to see people who were born here before Independence or the year of Independence being dealt with quickly as they are entitled to their passport. Persons born after 1973 are more difficult to deal with because they can not apply for a passport until the age of eighteen. However, the Department of Immigration has to be very careful in authenticating documents as some unscrupulous persons who left the Bahamas have since returned with falsified papers. For these persons, processing takes longer to ensure the status of applicants. An interview is also conducted. He realizes that this is a vexing problem and sees the many frustrations that legitimate applicants go through. He hopes that illegal immigrants will work along with the Department of Immigration and the new Minister and volunteer to leave the country and have potential employers apply properly for their work documents. If an employer hires an illegal person, he will be fined, the person deported and placed on the stop list which means that they can not come back to the Bahamas anymore. If an employer continues to hire illegal immigrants, he or she is running the risk of not only paying a fine but of being ordered to serve time in jail if the Magistrate so orders it. NewFrom Page 1 Immigration to open office near T. Cay airport St FrancisFrom Page 14 A-ton/Bike-A-ton held in December of last year. Mrs. Kumar principal of the school stated that the staff is very appreciative for this wonderful gift from the P.T.A. The computers will be of great benefit to the students.


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 B Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday • Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 477-5292 375-8833 Great Guana Cay Rich’s Boat Rentals “Abaco’s Best Rental Fleet” At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21’ Paramount $170 $475 $790 26’ Paramount $225 $675 $1100 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour 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 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Dundas Town hillside lot with ocean view, 27,060 sq. ft. and 20 ft. private access from main road. Call 242-324-3916, 242-557-9282, fax 242393-9964 Elbow Cay’s Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-3660224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at Guana Cay Lot for sale 75 x 100, great elevation and close to town, nicely paved road and underground utilities. All lots already sold last one available. Call 477-5807 for more info. PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE 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 Man-O-War 5 acres sea to sea or will divide. Contact 242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613 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 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 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 WANTED PROPERTY FOR SALE • Lots in Bahama Coral Island with ocean views • Lots in Dundas Town, Murphy Town Not realtor. Call 242-436-0217 Fire Road office space available, 4 rooms, fully air-conditioned, 14’-16’, private bath in each room. $2000/ month Call 365-0039 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Casuarina Point 3 bedrooms/2 bath, newly built within steps of one of the prettiest beaches. 1,472 sq.ft, landscaped yard, very spacious. Call 242367-3262. Prime Land on Bustick Bay Two 1-acre tracts of land on the bay with 100 ft. frontage each. Properties are located adjacent to the Abaco Highway and 6 miles north of Marsh Harbour. Treasure Cay is 15 miles north. Electricity on site. Price: $185,000 each. Phone: 1-242-324-1476. Elbow Cay lot, Dorros Cove deeded dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Panaramic views. $386,000 Call Steve 678-416-2214 Guana Cay 3 bed/2 bath, 500 yards to beach, good rental history, Priced reduced $239,000. Call Danny 404-256-9626 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RitzFrom Page 14 important service attitudes including providing a warm welcome and a fond farewell. Anticipating a guests needs before they express them is another key Ritz-Carlton tradition which is being underscored during the training period. “The Abaco Club has always enjoyed a reputation for providing wonderful service. We hope that in the future that service will be considered exceptional and help to attract an even more sophisticated and affluent clientele to this beautiful leisure destination,” said VanGeenen. “Blending Peter de Savary’s vision, with The Ritz-Carlton reputation for outstanding personalized service, we believe The Abaco Club can be one of the premiere vacation spots in The Caribbean,” he predicted. The Abaco Club has taken its promise to provide economic benefits for Abaconians, especially persons from the Cherokee Community, very seriously. The relationship between the Abaco Club and the Cherokee Community has been great! The Abaco Club has plans for a recreational park for the community, as well as the creation of a medical fund. They have partnered with the Water & Sewage for the installation of a transmission main system and distribution system for the connection of potable water to approximately 100 homes within Cherokee Settlement. The Abaco Club has made many other contributions to Abaco. They have provided scholarships to four employees at the Club, and have made donations to several organizations and schools such as Every Child Counts (ECC). The Abaco Club has had a tremendous effect on the Abaco Economy. The entrepreneurial opportunities created, as well as the jobs, and other impact on businesses in Cherokee Sound and the greater Abaco communities have been outstanding. 9) To provide a means of consultation and cooperation between World Methodist and the other world communions of the Christian church. The World Methodist Conference meets every five years in different countries around the world. A delegation from the B.C.M.C. were in attendance at this years Council session and brought home the happy news that after eleven years of automony the B.C.M.C., including The Eastern Abaco Region, were voted in and accepted as full members of the World Methodist Council on July 18, 2006. MethodistFrom Page 14 According to Freddie Munning, Director of Human Resources at the Abaco Club, the Club gets about 200 calls a week from persons seeking employment. The Club is constantly looking out for talent and encourages persons to make applications. “The staff is excited about the opportunities provided by the Ritz Carlton,” says VanGeenen, and according to him the Ritz Carlton’s plan is to nurture and maximize the talents of the Ladies and Gentlemen here at the Club. The training of staff is an ongoing endeavor. Management is expected to receive 300 hours of training, while the other Ladies and Gentlemen receives 250 hours. The staff get the opportunity to become certified, and can work at any of the Ritz Carlton hotels worldwide. Several Bahamian employees at the Abaco Club have been to other Ritz Carlton hotels to train, and get a better idea how the Ritz Carlton operate and to see first hand what is required of them. One such person was Mr. Freddie Munnings, who went to the Ritz Carlton in Chevy Chase, Md. Such opportunities are open to all employees. The service at the club is impeccable, unique, topnotch, and superb. I can not impress on you how amazing their staff is, and the service quality is one of a kind. I have not heard any grumbling among the staff of their treatment at the Club, and because they are happy and content, it showed in their smiles and attitudes and the quality of service provided. Alleged Smuggling Freeport Harbour Control reported to the Marsh Harbour Police mid-morning on August 12 that an ocean freighter had a disabled 25 foot boat in tow off the coast of Abaco with 18 persons on board of mixed nationalities. Hope Town BASRA assissted the police in recovering the boat which had two Bahamians on board, believed to be the captains, three Jamiacians and 13 Haitians. The Bahamians were arested for smuggling while the others were taken into custody by Immigration. Assault On August 13 a woman in Dundas Town reported that her son was attacked by two youth while walking home about 10 p.m. CrimeFrom Page 16 Causing Harm A Dundas Town resident was beaten unconscious with a piece of wood while at the government dock in Marsh Harbour about 6 pm on August 13. He identified the assailant. House breaking and Stealing A fire Road hose was broken into through a forced door sometime during the day on August 18. Stolen were a video game and a cell phone. Trespassing and Stealing A resident of Turtle rocks reported that another resident there came onto his property mid-morning on August 12 with a tractor and removed $1,000 worth of quarry fill. Sandy Point Fish FryOctober 15 Sunday 3 P.M.Food Music DrinksSandy Point Develpoment / Regatta Association


Page 22 B The Abaconian October 1, 2006 Church Listing If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677 New Vision MinistriesOur Mission “Turning people into devout followers of Jesus Christ ”Sunday Worship11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids’ Korner9:30 a.m. Tuesday Interactive Bible Study7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Time12:10 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Friday Youth Night (high school & up)7:30 p.m. Pastors / Leaders Derek Benjamin • Ted Pearce • David Lowe Youth Pastor: Chris Pinder For Directions call 242-367-3324 Dundas Town Church of GodWhere Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!Sunday Prayer Meeting6:00 a.m. Sunday School9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship6:00 p.m. Weekdays (Prayer Meeting) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday5:00 a.m. Monday Night 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m. Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thu rsday Family 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 Send Straw Baskets • Shirts • Hats Casual Wear • Gifts • SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 • Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 • Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted Tropical Souvenirs Souvenirs • Cuban Cigars • Casual Clothing T-Shirts • Venus Swimwear • Jewelry Children’s Clothing and lots more ...Located in Simmon’s Plaza next to Snack Shack Mon Sat • 9 5 • Phone: (242) 367-4822 B’s Sunrise Business Service Directory Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 • 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 • 359-6839 Sick Copier?Call the Copier DoctorWe make house calls! Most brands serviced We make business quality rubber stamps: Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps Self-inking and traditional stylesCall 367-4709 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... 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 The Exterminators LtdPest Control & Tent FumigationsPh: 367-3021Serving Abaco for the past 15 years with over 45 years experience. Open 24/7 • No Employees Huge Cash FlowEmail us for information regarding business development meetings on Abaco Fresh filtered ice is instantly available in bags or in bulk Ph: 561.719.9140 greatdamefilms, SELL ICE IN THECARIBBEANwith an Ice Vending Unit!! Your Ad Could Be Here Call 367-3202 Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help?Want more business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 Sunshine Trucking Services For All Your Trucking Needs Dump Truck Crane Fork Lift Pay LoaderPh: 367-4061 l l l l l Fax: 367-3668In honor of their late father, Monty Albury, who passed away five years ago, Ruth, Bradley and James Albury made a donation to Friends of the Environment’s Education program. Bradley has been an active part of the environmental education program and has worked on many of the pilot education projects that FRIENDS is now implementing in all of the Abaco schools. FRIENDS realizes that they cannot protect and keep the environment clean themselves, but they have to educate students, and the community at large, to work together to protect the environment for everyone’s future. The Albury family chose to make their father’s memory a part of that effort.Donation made in “Monty’s” name Shown in the photo from left to right are FRIENDS Executive Director Lindsey McCoy, FRIENDS Education Officer Julian Lockhart, Bradley Albury and James Albury. Sandy Point Fish Fry October 15 Sunday 3 P.M. Food Music DrinksSandy Point Develpoment / Regatta Association


October 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 BMinimum 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 242-367-3677For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service Driver / Salesperson, 25 yrs older, Chelsea’s Choice. Courteous, responsible. Phone 3674842. Call for further 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 440477-1904 20’ Sail Fish, 90 HP Mercury engine, 70 gal. gas tank, depth finder, Garmin 160 Blue, new VHF, outriggers, fish finder. “Looking for new owner to fish with.” Call 366-2047, 359-6565, 359-6042 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 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’ 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 440477-1904 COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 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 $38,500 OBO Call 3662065 or 434-3908 31' Hydrocat, ‘98, with twin 200 HP Evinrude engines. DUTY PAID Asking $45,000 OBO. Please contact Mark @ 242-366-0342 for futher information. 32’ Island Gypsy Sportfish 175 Ford Lehman, 8 KW Westerbeke, air conditioned, etc. $44,000 Call 365-4120 34’ Catalina 1988 shoal draft sailboat, DUTY PAID, 27 HP Yanmar, 12 v. refrig, many upgrades. Lying Abacos. $41,500. Call 828-6690828 Fax 828-664-1710 35’ Chris Craft Boat, A/C 6.5 Onan generator. Located in Hope Town. Great live aboard or island boat. Port engine runs fine. Starboard engine needs work $20,000. 12’ Dinghy center console, 25HP Mercury both for $23,000.Call 366-0617 45’ #1 Hull Crawfishing Boat with stabilizers. Fully equipped. $70,000 OBO Serious inquiries call 366-0430 45’ #1 hull, fiberglass crawfishing boat with stabilizers. Call 367-2707 or 375-3830 BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 24’ Boston Whaler, ‘95 w/2 Yamahas 200 HP, Furuno GPS,Furuno depth sounder,auto pilot. Surveyed 8/05 @ $45,000. DUTY PAID $35,000 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 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 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE GE water softening system, never used. Duty paid. $450 OBO Call 367-0558 A Dish Network 500 satellite system with receiver for $350. Also an office sized, 24”x18” Kenmore refrigerator for $50. Call Philip at 359-6734 Living Room Sofa and matching chairs, creamcolored fabric, accented with heavy bullion fringe skirt around the bottom. Come with large cream pillows and small accent pillows. $2,000. Family room leather sofa and chair, dark beige with brass nail heads looks brand new $2,000. 2 Wooden night stands lingerie chest with gold handles $500. 2 twin fabric headboards with brass nail heads $150. 4 Rattan barstools with metal frame, 24 inches tall with backs, $200. Everything in top quality. Duty paid. Located in Treasure Cay. Please contace Donna Nero (407) 625-9191. 99 Chevy Lumina, gold, excellent shape, tape deck, A/C, etc. $4500 OBO. Call 365-2401 2003 Honda Accord EX (champagne) A/C, 6 disc changer, no accident history. Call 395-8044 Harley Davidson XR Sportster, 2003, 6000 mi. Factory race bike, 1200 cc’s. $14,000 OBO Call 242-424-0345 or 394-6248 Parts Special ‘95 Dodge Caravan all working, wiring gone. See at Get-a-Fix or call 367-4805. Make offer Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help?Want more business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 Popular presenter, Dr. “Rocky” took the teachers through the new series stopping to explain each unit’s sections and purpose and sharing ideas with us on how to use the series to the best advantage. The writers and publishers spent years developing this series even going as far as to the researched use of colour on pages. Research shows that yellow stimulates thought and so the Trophy Series encompasses yellow throughout. The books make easy connections to the reading / writing process with writing activities scheduled for everyday. Activities are planned out in small “chunks” suitable for multiple group activities. The books feature bright pictures throughout and offer vocabulary words at the beginning of the unit then highlighting these words throughout the story. The activities that accompany the stories help develop critical thinking among our students. The diagnostical checks featured at the end of each section allow teachers to strategize to add depth to students who may need more in depth activities before learning this topic area. Inspired teachers left the workshop laden with exciting new textbooks, great ideas for teaching plans and beautiful books for each school’s library. Many thanks to the Disney Corporation, Harcourt Publishers and their representations, Mrs. Susan Stead from Florida, and Mrs. Clare Symonette from Nassau, and presenter Dr. “Rocky.” A special thanks to Ms. Felamease Sawyer for always going the extra mile to make sure our children receive the best and most modern learning tools. The generosity of the Baker’s Bay Corporation and Disney Corporation is greatly appreciated and through their generosity provides Abaco students with cutting edge educational tools to help BooksFrom Page 1Books donated by Disney staffprepare them for their ever growing and changing educational needs. Ms. Sawyer hopes to institute the grade Mickey helps Mr. Mark Witco present books to Central Abaco Primary grade two students. BOAT SLIP WANTED Wanted Boat Slip to rent or buy with 10,00lb or higher capacity electric boat lift, located in Treasure Cay area. Contact 407-625-8066 or email I can purchase or pay monthly. 3 level of this reading series next year. Sandy Point Fish FryOctober 15 Sunday 3 P.M.Food Music DrinksSandy Point Develpoment / Regatta Association


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