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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 20, OCTOBER 15th, 2006 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Supreme Court Rules for Baker’s BayConstruction Will Resume Immediately Abaco Farms Are Showcased On October 12 the Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club won its Supreme Court battle against opponents of the development. As a result, The Bahamas’ marina and golf community will immediately resume development of its environmentally sensitive master plan on Great Guana Cay. Responding to this decision, Mike Meldman, Chairman and CEO of Discovery Land Company, the developers of Baker’s Bay said he was satisfied and delighted with but not surprised by the Supreme Court decision. “It has been a long wait and a hard fight but we remained committed to the Baker’s Bay project and to The Bahamas. We were always confident that the outcome would be favorable. We fully expected that the truth would be recognized and justice would be served. The truth, of course, is that the Baker’s Bay project has abided by the laws of The Bahamas in all of our dealings and that we have consulted and respected the views of the people of Great Guana Cay and Abaco and will continue to do so,” Mr. Meldman said. Mr. Meldman said he was pleased that Baker’s Bay could now proceed with its plans to build a resort community that will attract homeowners and visitors who rePlease see Baker’s Bay Page 2 Agriculture ministers attending the Caribbean Week of Agriculture met in Nassau for their sixth annual conference. In concludi ng the conference the group visited Abaco to see a variety of agricultural projects underway. They visited the Abaco Big Bird poultry farm and processing plant, Sawyer’s Farm growing vegetables, the sod farm, Marsh Harbour Exporter/Importer crawfish processing plant and the neem farm. Abaco was chosen for the visit so the visiting officials could see the wide variety of successful proj ects. The group was hosted to lunch at The Abaco Club of Winding Bay. See story on page 10. Swim Meet Drew Nassau Swimmers Supporters of Baker’s Bay Unite in Demonstration Set Clocks Back One Hour October 29Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, October 29. Set your clocks back one hour either at bedtime on Saturday evening, October 28 or on Sunday morning, October 29. Supporters of the Baker’s Bay Project on Great Guana Cay demonstrated in Marsh Harbour on Don MacKay Boulevard on October 9 Many of them have been out of work due to an injunction by the Privy Council that stopped all work on the project. Many others joined in protest of the lengthy time taken by the Supreme Court in ruling on the court case brought by the Save Guana Cay Reef Association. A 5-K swim meet was held on October 14 at Abaco Beach Resort. Many participants were from Nassau who came on the holiday weekend to enjoy Abaco and test their abilities in the swim race. Shown here are the win-ners with Stretch Moreley, Abaco’s Ministry of Sports official on the right. They are 16-year-old Jenna Chaplin, fastest woman swimmer, and Jeremy Knowles, who won the men’s division.


Page 2 The Abaconian October 15, 2006 Joint Venture ofMarsh Harbour Shipping Co. & United Abaco Shipping Co. NEW EXP ANDED SER VICE 2 Weekly Sailings to Marsh Harbour from West Palm Beach 2 Weekly Sailings to and from Nassau 1 Weekly Sailing from West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour to Spanish Wells Eleuthera NEW Warehouse outside of Port Security Area. General Cargo, 20' & 40' Dry and Refrigerated Containers, Drive-on Ramps, Special Charters available RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE 708 710BlueHeronBoulevardOld Dixie HighwayBroadwayMart i nLutherKing, Jr .Boulevard45thStreetAustralianAvenueAvenue R 1North Congress A v enue EXIT 76 ABACO SHIPPING II Heavy Lift Services Gulfstream Line EXIT 74 West 13th Street 2006 D.A. Lee Riviera Beac h Port of Palm BeachLakeWorth 95 95 PeanutIsland ABACOSHIPPING ABACOSHIPPING Bahamas Address:P.O. Box AB20737 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2091 Tel: 242-367-3341 Fax: 242-367-2235 Fax: 242-367-4885 e-mail: unitedabacoshippingco @coralwave.comU.S. Delivery & Receiving Address:Gulfstream Lines Heavy Lift Services 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 Tel: 561-840-9393 Fax: 561-863-3451 Contact: Tina Diaz NEW OFF-POR T F A CILITY 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404When Shipping to Abaco Remember ABACO SHIPPING M/V TRITON EXPRESS M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL spect and cherish the Great Guana Cay environment. “As we have stated on many occasions Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club will be the most environmentally sensitive development ever built in The Bahamas; a model that all Bahamians can be proud of and other developers can emulate. In the creation of this resort community we look forward to providing meaningful direct employment for current and future generations of Abaconians and other Bahamians as well as many indirect opportunities for entrepreneurial ventures,” Mr. Meldman said. He stated that the developers are committed to ensuring that Bahamians continue to enjoy access to the beaches as they have for generations and the presence of Baker’s Bay on Great Guana Cay will benefit the community to the greatest extent possible through currently established and future socially responsible programs and events. In his 154-page ruling Justice Norris Carroll refused every relief sought by the Save Guana Reef Association. The Association failed in its attempt to have The Heads of Agreement (HOA) for the development declared null and void and stop the proposed development at Baker’s Bay on the basis that The Government had no authority to enter into such an agreement with the developers. The Association was also unsuccessful in prohibiting the granting of leases of Crown and Treasury Lands and concessions and exemptions contained in the HOA and their demand for public consultation prior to the granting or issuing of any leases, permits or approvals. Environmental concerns raised by the opposition were extensively reviewed and addressed in the ruling with Justice Carroll noting, “Although I am not an expert in the field, I am most impressed, as an observer, with the mitigation regime outlined in the addendum to the Environmental Impact Assessment.” With specific regards to the Association’s claims of no public consultations on the proposed project before government approval for the project, Justice Carroll noted that “there were three public meetBaker’s BayFrom Page 1 Judge Upheld Baker’s Heads of Agreement 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 ings held during 2004, all prior to the signing of the Heads of Agreement and all with the people at Guana Cay...It is noted that the residents/landowners did express their views and there is indeed evidence that those views were discussed and acted upon by the government and the developers.” Justice Carroll further stated. “It appears obvious from the evidence that the government, in considering this matter, was more concerned with the larger interests of Bahamians as a whole rather than with the obviously strongly felt (and understandable) apprehensions of the residents/landowners. It appears that the government, whose call it was, was more concerned with more Bahamians in general getting some of the benefits promised by the development than with the fears and apprehensions of applicants which the government obviously does not share and believe are not well founded, looked at objectively.” Discovery Land Company indicates that work is expected to resume immediately at Baker’s Bay and the company looks forward to welcoming back valued employees who had to be laid off in recent months due to the events that transpired. Although many Abaconians are pleased with the judgement handed down by the Supreme Court on October 12 concerning the Baker’s Bay development, those supporting the Save Guana Cay Reef Association are very disappointed. The SGCRA has protested several aspects of the development and the lawyer representing the organization, Mr. Fred Smith, has declared that the group will continue with its fight against the development. He expected to apply to the Court of Appeal for a hearing that would grant a stay and injunction to prevent the developers from doing any further work. If necessary, Mr. Smith will appeal directly to the Privy Council as he did this past June when he was successful in obtaining an injunction stopping all work. SGCRA Will Continue Its Fight


October 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 f 242.366.0164 Jane Patterson t 242.366.0035 c 242.375.8117 Laurie Schreiner t. 242.367.5046 h. 242.366.3143 c: 242.359.6216 Stan Sawyer t 242.365.8198 c 242.477.5821B B B B B AHAMA P AHAMA P AHAMA P AHAMA P AHAMA P ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES SECTION THREE Block 14, Lot 20 $40,000. Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 TILL TILL TILL TILL TILL O O O O O O CA O CA O CA O CA O CA Y Y Y Y Y TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION #1836 Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $150,000. OCEANFRONT LOT #3120 Docking on the Sea of Abaco Spectacular Sunrise! 100x190. $248,000. Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 L L L L L UBBERS Q UBBERS Q UBBERS Q UBBERS Q UBBERS Q U U U U U AR AR AR AR AR TERS TERS TERS TERS TERS INTERIOR LOTS from $52,500. LARGE LOT #1589 with dock. $105,000. Lot 20 AOC #3164 Waterfront. $365,000. LOT 17 AOC #3346 Waterfront. $215,000. BEACHFRONT LOT #3357North end of Lubbers. 208 feet of beachfront, over 1 acre. $349,900. Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 BAHAMA PALM SHORES #2853 TRANQUIL BREEZESB B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 4 bed, 4 bath home on 1 acre+ with 100 feet of sandy beach. Solid CBS construction. Price Reduced. $995, 242.367.5046 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3126 RUSSELL TRACT109 109 109 109 109 FT FT FT FT FT.. .. ON ON ON ON ON THE THE THE THE THE S S S S SEA EA EA EA EA OF OF OF OF OF A A A A AB B B B B A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO total area 39,190 sq.ft. Good elevation. Build your dream house with private dock. $750, 242.366.0569 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3317 HONEYMOON VILLAII II IN N N N N THE THE THE THE THE V V V V VILLA ILLA ILLA ILLA ILLA GE GE GE GE GE OF OF OF OF OF H H H H HOPE OPE OPE OPE OPE T T T T TO O O O O WN WN WN WN WN, 2 bed 2 bath, 50 paces from sandy beach, rents 35 weeks per year. $750, 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2893 BORN AGAINS S S S SEA EA EA EA EA OF OF OF OF OF A A A A AB B B B B A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO in Lucayos, 2,076 sq. ft. excellent elevation, 3 bed 3 bath with apartment, shared dock. $1,175, 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2681 RUDYÂ’S PLACET T T T TURNKEY URNKEY URNKEY URNKEY URNKEY B B B B BAR AR AR AR AR AND AND AND AND AND R R R R REST EST EST EST EST A A A A A URANT URANT URANT URANT URANT or renovate into single or multi-family dwelling. Opportunity Knocks. $ $ $ $ $ 325, 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2989 ELBOW ROOM110 110 110 110 110 FT FT FT FT FT.. .. ON ON ON ON ON THE THE THE THE THE OCEAN OCEAN OCEAN OCEAN OCEAN, deeded dock slip in MarnieÂ’s Landing, three master suites, swimming pool, absolutely turn key. $1,875, 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2509 GAZEBO VILLAST T T T TW W W W W O O O O O H H H H HARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT V V V V VILLAS ILLAS ILLAS ILLAS ILLAS, each with 2 bed 2 bath, close to sandy beach, excellent rental history. Both for $1,590, 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l WHITE SOUND #3312T T T T TW W W W W O O O O O B B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT LO LO LO LO LO TS TS TS TS TS south of Abaco Inn. 120 ft. on the ocean. Deeded dock access in White Sound. $800, 242.366.0569 ELBOW CAY l WHITE SOUND #3450W W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT elevated 3.1 acres just south of Sea Spray with 100 feet on the Sea of Abaco. $1,600, 242.366.0569 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2638 WINDOVERG G G G GORGEOUS ORGEOUS ORGEOUS ORGEOUS ORGEOUS S S S S SEA EA EA EA EA V V V V VIEWS IEWS IEWS IEWS IEWS with tranquil gardens, immaculately kept 3 bed, 2.5 bath home, close to beaches and dock. $975, 242.366.0569 C C C C CONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED IN IN IN IN IN S S S S SECTION ECTION ECTION ECTION ECTION B B B B B , , P P P P PA A A A A GE GE GE GE GE 3 3 3 3 310-01-06 GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208 TURTLEÂ’S NESTH H H H HARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT estate, cottage, dock, pool, 2.7 acres. $3,800,000. H H H H HARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 2 bed 2 bath, 100 ft. dock permit. $950, 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.comELB ELB ELB ELB ELB O O O O O W CA W CA W CA W CA W CA Y Y Y Y Y l l l l l HOPE T HOPE T HOPE T HOPE T HOPE T O O O O O WN WN WN WN WN BIG POINT #2969 acre beachfront property with 90 ft. beach, 1 mile south of town, just south of a scenic rock cliff with oceanfront cave. US$595,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 AUNT PATÂ’S BAY #3317 Panoramic water views with deeded dock slip in White Sound Harbour, 1/3 acre building site. $590,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 WHITE SOUND #2866 Oceanfront lot with 100 ft on the water and 300 feet deep. A beautiful waterfront building site just steps away from the public dock and sandy beach. Excellent elevation. $600,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2813 BLUE HORIZONB B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT on pink powder sand close to Hope Town village, 4 bed 2 bath, attached garage. $1,500, 242.366.0163 GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031 WATERFRONT COCO BAYH H H H HARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 115 ft, dredged channel, 40 ft dock. Close proximity to resorts and beach. Perfect home site. $650, 242.477.5821 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2279N N N N NOR OR OR OR OR TH TH TH TH TH E E E E END ND ND ND ND B B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT L L L L LO O O O O T T T T T with 120 linear ft. of pink sand. Excellent swimming beach. Build your dream home! $675, 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3376 COCONUT COTTAGEO O O O OCEAN CEAN CEAN CEAN CEAN V V V V VIEW IEW IEW IEW IEW on Breezy Hill, 4 bed 3 bath with guest house, excellent elevation, close to sandy beach. $635, 242.366.0163 LUBBERS QUARTERS #1851 FLIP FLOPSB B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT Very private beach house on 1.19 acres of lush, tropical foilage, sleeps 4 with private dock and beach. $499, 242.367.5046


Page 4 The Abaconian October 15, 2006 Abaco HardwareCome and Celebrate with us 25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF25%OFF25%OFF SELECTED APPLIANCES ON SHOTGUN SHELLSwith the purchase of TEN cases or moreSELECTED GRILLS & COOLERS 25%25% SELECTED POT SETS 25%25% SELECTED LINENS SELECTED POWER TOOLS Tel : 367-2170 Tel : 367-2170Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, Abaco25%25% By Mirella Santillo On October 14th athletes from several islands of The Bahamas met at the Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour to compete in the Abaco swim-a-thon. It was a beautiful, sunny and windless Saturday morning, perfect for ocean swimming, and at 10 o’clock, 33 people left the beach, among them Olympic swimmer, Jeremy Knowles, for a five kilometer triangular course. The two categories were individual and relay and age groups ranged from 12 and under, 13-17 and 18 and over. There were swimmers as young as 12 and as old as 70 plus, the latter Mr. Percy Knowles, who was on the winning men’ relay team! Escorting and monitoring the swimmers were several boats, a Port Authority vessel, a BASRA boat, one with a record keeping and timing crew, boats carrying the relay teams to the second and third leg and a flag boat escorting the swimmers towards the finish buoys. According to several participants, it was an easy swim except for the middle leg. Mr. Dale Hill, who entered in the individual category and finished in approximately two hours, said, “It was an easy swim except for the middle mile where I had to fight against the current.” Fifteen-yearold John Bradley, winner of the men’s under 18 category said, “It was a good race, but the middle was hard because we swam against the tide and the buoy was hard to see.” Mrs. Brenda Claridge, whose team took the first place for the mixed relay concurred with these comments. “We were swimming against the tide in that middle leg,” she said, but she agreed that the weather could not have been better for such an event. The first place for the individual race went to the Bahamian Olympic swimmer, Jeremy Knowles from Nassau, who finished in 58 minutes. The second to arrive was John Bradley from Freeport, who swam the distance in 1hour six minutes which gave him the first place for his age group of 13 to 17. Third swimmer to pass between the finish buoys was 16-year-old Jenna Chaplin of Nassau, covering the distance in just over 1 hour six minutes, giving her the first place for the girls’ 13 to 17 category. It was an exciting moment for the family of the youngsters who were on the timing boat, Mr. John Bradley Sr., and Jenna’s relatives Mrs. Sheila Chaplin, her mother and Joy Chaplin, her aunt. The first men’s overall competition was won by Jeremy Knowles and the second place went to David Morley. The men’s relay was won by the team of Larry Roberts, Andy Knowles (Jeremy’s father) and Percy Knowles (his grandfather), 33 Competed in Swim Meet all from Nassau. The second place went to a Marsh Harbour team composed of Brent Cartwright, his step-son Brian Higgs and Dominic Latella, the local swimming teacher for Hope Town and Long Bay school. The first place in the mixed team went to Jeremy Knowles, (Nassau) Susan Morley (Nassau) and Brenda Claridge (Marsh Harbour). Judy Albury, Ronnie Thompson and Jeremy Sweeting ( all from Abaco) placed second. Families and friends had gathered on the beach to watch the competition, socializing and cheering as swimmers arrived. Children bet on which parent would come first, mom or dad, and while waiting for them to finish, bounced on the trampoline and canoed along the shore. Even Brutus, the Morley’s dog gave an appreciative wag of his tail as David and Susan Morley reached the finish line. The event was sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Swift Swimming Club represented by Mr. and Mrs. Andy Knowles from Nassau and the Abaco Beach Resort. NIPPERS BEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayThe finish line at the swim meet had family members and friends who congratulated the swimmers. Although the race was an event of the Swift Swimming Club of Nassau, local swimmers competed and the support boats were from Abaco.


October 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 MARSH HARBOURThe Yamaha Outboard Distributor for Abaco The Denyo Distributor for the Bahamas XC100 Jog Scooter YBR125 Yamaha MotorcycleDenyo Soundproof Diesel Generators from 10kw-800kw Yamaha Gas Generators from 1kw 12kw Starting from$399Outboard Engines $14,900 Available in Blue & GreenSilver available from January 07TELEPHONE: (242) 367-2452 FAX : (242) 367-2354 P.O.Box AB20070 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Store Hours: Mon Fri 8am 5pm New Retail Store OPENS January l Abaco Outboards Engines Website Coming Soon!Starting from$7,995Yamaha Side x Side Rhino 660SE from 2hp250hpSpecial Special $2500 $2350Special Introductory PriceYamaha Golf Cart 2003 models (used)2 Seater $4200Leasing now available starting from $149.00 per month36 month lease purchase option required.CONCRETE MIXER6 cubic feet $4395 9 cubic feet $5195 Four Stroke 350hp Arriving July ‘07


Page 6 The Abaconian October 15, 2006 Toys, Games and much more... Great new Furniture in stock... Order yours now !MORE SELECTIONS.... MORE SERVICES..... NEW SHIPMENT! Tel : 242-367-2667 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderClean Up ProjectThe schoolchildren have been participating in an island-wide clean up project initiated by Friends of the Environment. So far Cherokee Primary School has been picking up litter at Watching Bay, Casuarina Point and within the town limits of Cherokee, but they are still planning a day’s outing to Point of Spit for a clean up there. Ms. Lowe tells me, without a doubt, that plastic by far is the largest amount of litter collected. We commend Friends of the Environment for trying to make a difference on Abaco and also want to thank out students for their efforts in trying to keep our island clean.Safety Railing Will Be Built at the SchoolMaterials have been delivered and a contract agreed upon for the commencement of work on a wooden railing to be constructed along the raised walkway at the schoolhouse. A set of steps will be put in place down to the small children’s playground area and a suitable railing for the remaining length of the walkway. This high walkway has been the site of many an accident over the years, and this new railing will undoubtedly alleviate this problem. This project has long been planned and we commend Ms. Lowe and the PTA for thinking of our children’s safety and seeing to their needs. Cherokee Sound was the only town on Abaco that was not included in the recnt extensive school improvements. A Sad Day for CherokeeSeptember 25th was a sad day indeed for the residents of Cherokee for on that day we lost two very dear friends. Marjorie Ena (Pinder) Albury and Thalia Lillian (Bethel) Albury. Marjorie Ena Albury was born to Percy and Suzie Pinder in Cherokee Sound on July 3rd, 1921. She was the youngest of three children and the last to pass on. Ms. Marjorie was an eighth generation descendant of Wyannie Malone from Hope Town. As a young girl she was considered a very bright student and attended school in the one-room schoolhouse in Cherokee Sound under the tutelage of Walter W. Sands. She was a trusted monitor, yesterday’s equivalent of a prefect, assisting the teacher with the younger children. She married Roy Albury on August 14th, 1942 and together they had three children. Her husband was a Smack fisherman and afterwards a farmer and, like many island wives, was left home alone to care for the children during the sailors’ long voyages. She possessed a keen memory and could often recall family history, names and places whenever asked. She loved music and once owned a small organ that she kept in her living room and learned to play many hymns and sang along for her own enjoyment or the entertainment of guests. A happy, pleasant person, she was never one to complain. Ms. Marjorie is survived by her husband Roy, daughter Joy Albury, sons Herschel and Garth, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of loving family and friends. Thalia Lillian Albury was born to Libby and Howard Bethel on March 22, 1922. Although born in Hope Town, her family moved to Norman’s Castle when she was very young and she ended up going to Nassau to marry a Cherokee man in 1939. She and her husband, Jack, who pre-deceased her by many years, had three children and made their home in Nassau until his retirement when they moved to Spanish Wells on Eleuthera. Thalia prided herself in always looking her best and liked to dress in the latest fashions. She was very active in Nassau’s Ebenezer Methodist Church for many years and served in various capacities. She and her husband became famous for their delicious chocolate fudge that they South Abaco News made every year for Ebenezer’s annual Christmas Bazaar. She was a kind and thoughtful person. Whenever she visited her son in Cherokee, she spent much of her time visiting with old friends and loved to reminisce about days gone by. Although her health slowly deteriorated towards the end, she managed to keep her winning smile. Ms. Thalia is survived by one sister, Una, one daughter, Sherry Albury, one son, Bernard, five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends, as well as her faithful caregivers and one very special friend, Ruth Higgs. Cherokee will miss both these wonderful women more than words can convey, may they both rest in peace. 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Page 8 The Abaconian October 15, 2006 Dave Ralph The Editor Says . Our Surging Economy The AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Graphic Artist: Kelli-Ann Sands Reporters/Writers: Samantha Evans, Portia Jonsson, Mirella Santillo, Luzena Contributors: Candace Key, 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 By Luzena Early Saturday morning, around 4:30 in the morning of October 7, I heard a loud banging on my door. I had been out the night before and must have been asleep for an hour before the banging on my door started. After hearing my cousin’s voice, I groggily opened the door. On opening the door, there was a bright light shining in my face by formidable looking men who were carrying what looked to be machine guns. All I could say was, “What the H...!” They asked me if I was straight, meaning if I had papers or traveling documents. Still in shock, all I could do was laugh. “What?” I said. And they rudely repeated their question like I was a piece of dirt they were in a hurry to get rid of. I told them, whom I correctly assumed were Immigration and Defence Force officers, that I was not at home as I was sleeping next door at my aunt and uncle’s house. I did not have my passport at hand. I had been out earlier with my cousin and neither she nor I carried any ID with us. I did not even carry a purse! I was told I would have to go to my house next door to retrieve my passport. I was very upset I had to do this, but I obediently did as I was told. Getting my passport, I showed it to them and my sister showed hers as well, along with my mom’s passport and papers. After thoroughly scanning each document, they left. Grabbing my passport in my hand, my sisters and a few of my cousins set out to investigate what was happening. We knew the early morning raid caught a lot of folks by surprise, which was the intent of the whole thing as it produces maximum results. It was very effective as I was very sure no one knew this was going to take place. If you were not straight, the possibility of being caught was great. As we attempted to follow the Immigration and Defence Force officers, we were told to go back to bed. I told him how did he expect me to sleep when they had rudely waken me out of my bed. They were very abrupt, uncaring and rude. One even grabbed my camera when I attempted to take a photo of them in the process of leading some Haitian illegals in handcuffs. I imagined the slaves from the Ivory Coast of Africa being led to the ship, but in this instance it was the bus. I kindly requested my camera back. I told him I work for the newspaper and that I wanted to see first hand the way that they carry out their raid. They did not like that or want me to do that. I was told if I did not leave, they would carry me with them. “Oh, yeah,” I said, “Try it!” Getting my camera back, I left after taking a few pictures. They did not come out very good as it was still dark. I did not getImmigration Raid A View by a Resident of the Peasany more sleep for the night. We remained outside my aunt’s front door discussing what was going on until the sun came out. That October 7 morning was a very cold one, and I was chilled to the bones. I had to go in my house and grab a sweater as I was freezing. All I could think of was if I was that cold, I can imagine the illegals that were caught being more cold as they did not have the luxury of going home for a sweater or jacket. What about the small children, especially the ones who are in school? While asleep in our comfy beds, unaware or unconcerned about the plight of the Haitians, this is just a minor example of what they have to go through. So, next time, before you make a hasty judgement not fully comprehending the facts, think before you criticize and make hurtful or harsh comments. We are all human beings after all, and all deserve to be treated in a humane manner. According to Immigration officers, after the raid which occurred early Saturday morning on October 7, 120 illegals were sent to Nassau. Of the 120 illegals, 96 were men and 24 women. To my estimation there Hundreds of illegal immigrants were rounded up during a raid conducted on October 7 by Immigration and Defence Force officials. One hundred twenty were sent to Nassau for processing. Photo by Silbert Mills of Radio Abaco Please see Viewpoint Page 21 It appears that the Abaco economy will take another leap forward as work at the Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club resumes. True to form, the Save the Guana Cay Reef Association is preparing an appeal to the Court of Appeals and if necessary will take their case to the Privy Council in London to stop the project. With the current Supreme Court ruling in favour of government’s handling of the Baker’s Bay project, life on Guana Cay will continue to more forward with some rejoicing and some regretting. Progress comes with a price. This is the latest of the large developments appearing on the Abaco scene. Several big developments appear to be in the wings just off center stage. When these developers get their projects past the planning stage and government finalizes the terms, we may get an inkling of what lies ahead. There is no question that some of our recent growth and confidence in the future is due to the activity at the Abaco Club at Winding Bay near Cherokee and the Baker’s Bay project on Guana Cay. Payrolls put cash into the economy allowing employees to improve their living standards, upgrade or build new houses. Another substantial project is the expansion at Boat Harbour in the Abaco Beach Resort property in Marsh Harbour with the construction of a town house complex. More cabs, cars and trucks, and possibly even carts, will be jockeying for the limited space on Marsh Harbour’s narrow streets. Businesses with adequate parking will be the winners. Expansion on a smaller scale is evident throughout the Central Abaco area. Individual houses are springing up at a fast clip in Central Pines Estates in Dundas Town. This growth has caught government unprepared as essential services such as garbage collection have not yet been provided for. A few of the original lots priced at $14,000 five years ago have recently been sold within the Bahamian community for $40,000. Two miles to the east, houses are springing up at a similar rate in Sweeting’s Village of Marsh Harbour. Singularly, houses and apartments are going up on residential lots throughout the area. All this residential construction is a sign of confidence by those building and a sign of a healthy and robust economy. Work must soon resume on preparing additional residential lots in Phase Two of Central Pines Estates. Government has acknowledged that relief for the Mud and Pigeon Peas settlements probably lies in providing low cost lots for first time Bahamian home owners just starting their economic climb. The commercial aspects of Central Abaco are also expanding and growing. Abaco Hardware doubled the size of its showroom several years ago. Standard Hardware is in the process of expanding its lumber yard and greatly increasing the size of its showroom. It is hoping to open this new space to the public before the Christmas holidays. Our larger merchants are learning how to cope with the duty-free aspects of selling to the large projects which have been granted duty-free status. The volume required for this to be an efficient process may preclude smaller merchants from participating. However, developers are now often giving bulk purchases to a local merchant and let them handle shipping, customs clearance and delivery details. Even homeowners and contractors building on a smaller scale are getting the benefit of better selections at competitive prices. Whereas contractors would order from the States 10 15 years ago, they are now more often making the purchases locally. On a smaller scale are the multitude of new vacant shop spaces, in excess of 30, either under construction or about to open in Marsh Harbour. Although most of these are within the Marsh Harbour area, a few are pushing the business boundary further from the traditional commercial center. To our knowledge, all of the new units within the Marsh Harbour area are spoken for, either by new businesses or established businesses expanding or moving to a more prominent location. Obvious growth does not stop with the residential and business sector. The church community is feeling the effects of prosperity. With growth in their congregations and with members comfortable with their financial status comes newer and larger church buildings. These range from traditional churches undergoing expansion to large mundane metal buildings which are far from ordinary on the inside. The new trend in church interiors is computer electronics and projectors to augment the service along with professional theatertype overhead light projectors. Even two of the shipping companies serving Marsh Harbour are also reflecting signs of growth. The mail boat MV Legacy is expected to be replaced any day now by the arrival of a newer and larger boat, the MV Legend. Abaco Shipping has a new vessel which is expected momentarily. It is a larger oceangoing ship similar to their present Triton Express Further information on these two freighters will be published as soon as they arrive. Another sign of consumer confidence is the proliferation of new cars on our highways. In the past, used cars were the dominant vehicle being imported. Perhaps they still are, but new cars and trucks are appearing on the road with regularity. Baker’s Bay, Abaco Club and the other large and visible projects are easy to credit with our economic surge. Less credit is given to our thriving second-home construction which is outside the parameters of the large structured developments. These make a significant contribution to the labour market and construction materials purchased locally. Singularly, each of these new structures, boats or cars is not spectacular but when viewed as a whole, they reflect a tremendous surge and confidence in Abaco’s future. Progress brings many changes. For those with vision these changes can lead to great opportunities.


October 15, 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 Thanks to BahamasairDear Editor, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Bahamasair for recovering my digital camera that was left on one of their aeroplanes. On Tuesday, October 3, I was on the last flight from Nassau to Marsh Harbour. I arrived in Marsh Harbour at about 6:30 p.m. only to realise when I reached home in Cooper’s Town that my camera had dropped out of my bag into the plane. I contacted the representatives in Marsh Harbour on Wednesday morning, October 4 and was promised that the matter would be looked into. On Wednesday afternoon, October 4, I went to Marsh Harbour on another business but decided to check at the airport on the progress made. Lo and behold, when I got there, my camera was there waiting for me. Something that you seldom find these days. I would therefore like to say thanks to the management and staff of Bahamasair, especially the management and staff at the Marsh Harbour airport. Thanks a million, Lyndon ScottDrunken Beer Bottle BreakerDear Editor, I am just wondering if other Abaconians are aware of what they are doing when they employ a certain man in the Marsh Harbour area to wash their cars. The man I am referring to is the one who walks about the town of Marsh Harbour with a bucket slung over his shoulder. Most of the time, he looks as if he is in another world or is heading there! For the life of me, I cannot understand why the folks in the town would hire such a person to wash their cars when they know full well that the payment for each washed car will be used to purchase a beer or two. The purchase of the beer is one thing, but what is done with the empty beer bottles is another. I have seen this man, not once, but a few times, take an empty bottle, hold it by the neck, smash it into smithereens and then cast the neck of the bottle to the side of the road. This is done day after day, sometimes a few times during any given day. Those persons who allow this man to wash their cars are as guilty as the man himself of being a town drunk and nuisance. Shame on you and maybe you should be made to clean up all of the broken glass! Obviously, this man is mentally ill and needs help desperately. I ask the community at large, “What can we do to see that this man receives the assistance he really needs?” Maybe the police can be of some help in this matter! This man is obviously breaking the law and something should be done about it! I would like to ask if there is a law about persons drinking so freely in public? It seems as if persons on any given day are walking or driving about Marsh Harbour or seen standing outside liquor stores or other business establishments with beer or other alcoholic drinks in their hands. This looks terrible to both our locals and visitors! I think something should be done about it! It seems as if we have become too complacent and relaxed and this breeds nothing but unruliness and terrible citizenship! A Proud But Sometimes Embarrassed Bahamian Not Abandoned CorrectionI n the October 1 issue, we included a letter from Barbara Simmons concerning her leaving the Hummingbird Restaurant and Lounge. We inadvertently made a bad choice of words in the headline. It should have read that Barbara Simmons severed her connection with the Hummingbird Restaurant and Lounge.Praise for Traffic Policemen Would Like to See More Law EnforcementDear Editor, One has had to notice the recent police presence on the roads of Marsh Harbour, and I must say that this is a welcomed sight! It has been long overdue, but certainly is in order and hopefully will continue! Whilst driving through Marsh Harbour over the last two weeks, particularly early mornings during rush hour, we have seen time and time again where a driver has been pulled over for some traffic infraction. This has certainly been a welcomed surprise to those of us who are law abiding citizens, but a shock to those breaking the law. Far too long, some drivers have been doing as they please and not suffering the consequences of breaking the law! Thank you, Marsh Harbour Police, for “making my day” when I see you in action. Now that the public is aware of your presence, let’s continue in this effort and make even greater strides. Let’s see the police not only nabbing those whose vehicles are not licensed or insured, but those who are committing other traffic offences as well. For example, is it not in the best interest of all, that persons do not drink and drive? Every day persons can be seen driving whilst holding an open beer or other alcoholic drink in one hand and the steering wheel in the other. Is this not breaking the law? How about making a few arrests for drunken driving! Last week I was most surprised to see a driver pulled over because of the booming music (noise) coming from his vehicle. Sometimes, the noise coming from some vehicles is so loud that it makes other vehicles vibrate. If this is breaking the law, let’s see more of these drivers being pulled over and given traffic tickets! I have read the law that states a fine of $5,000 or a year imprisonment (or both) can be imposed upon a driver of a vehicle transporting trash, debris or other such stuff that may fall from the vehicle because it is not properly covered. Has this law ever been enforced? If not, why not? It is about time that we see such vehicles covered to prevent their load from falling or blowing out! In so doing, we can help prevent the littering of the roads, highways and putting other drivers at risk because of roadside debris. One would think that it would only require a little effort to enforce this law and in so doing make our islands a whole lot safer and cleaner! Besides, one or two truckers being fined $5,000 would certainly be a deterrent for other would be law breakers!! Please do not limit your policing to the mainland of Abaco. Every once in a while, it would also be a good idea to visit some of the cays and let your presence be seen. It seems that the cays somehow seem to go unchecked! Finally, it would be good to check out some of the illegal activities that take place out by the old ferry dock. One would be surprised at how many drug deals go down out there! A Concerned Bahamian!Small Jobs TackledDear Editor, Please allow me some space in your paper to commend a man who recently did some work for me, Mr. Juan Bobby. I needed a small repair job done at my home, and my cousin recommended Mr. Bobby to me. I was a little skeptical at first as I had never heard of him doing odd jobs before. But Juan proved me wrong in a hurry. Not only was he fast and efficient, but charged a very reasonable price for the work that was done. Some may be thinking that this is a small thing to be writing about. However, I’ve found in my 11 plus years on Abaco it’s very hard to find someone to do a small job for you like this. A lot of the big contractors in the Marsh Harbour area won’t take the time to do a small job. On the occasion that a big contractor will take a small job it seems to take them forever to get there and get it done. Sometimes, after agreeing to do the work they don’t show up at all. Not so with Mr. Bobby. Bad weather conditions prevented him from arriving at the appointed time to do the work, but he came to me personally and apologized and assured me that the work would be done in less than a week, and it was. I haven’t found this type of dependability and work ethic to be that common lately. So to Mr. Bobby, I say thank you, and I will recommend you to anyone that I can. Sincerely, Stephen M. HiggsDiscrimination Is Still PrevalantDear Editor, “Love your neighbour as you love yourself.” “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “An eye for an eye.” All of these quotes are from the Bible as l was taught as a child and they are remarkable principles to live by. They arc the basis for the Christian way of life and the rules to follow to “be a good person.” Yet so many people on Abaco, and in the world, staunchly proclaim these messages while holding fast to beliefs that go against the very core of their meanings. Slavery ended long ago. Equal rights for all people were proudly proclaimed decades ago. Yet many people still carry the bigotries that skin colour makes one person worth more than another; makes them better or worse than someone else, I’m not just speaking about prejudice from one side of the fence to other. Prejudice crisscrosses racial lines on a constant basis. A woman may counsel her friend on loving her daughter and grandchild no matter the race of the child’s father. But if her own daughter chose to marry a man of another race and bear him a child of mixed races, the daughter could experience the same hateful prejudice from her own family. All because “mixed relationships” are STILL considered “wrong” in the eyes of many of the people you see every day. Some would admit it; others keep their opinions quiet until they are faced with it in their own family. How is this living according to “Love your neighbor as you love yourself’? Racial prejudice seems to be the most common form of discrimination but many other forms exist and run quite openly throughout our communities. There are many people who still see a Haitian-born man, woman or child as less than themselves simply because they were born in a country filled with poverty. The only way to escape is to live illegally in a country not their own. Even people of Haitian ancestry born and raised here in our country are labeled as their countrymen might be labeled: simply someone to clean your house or mow your lawn; barely above the age-old indentured servitude concept. Nationality and ethnicity are HUGE prejudices that still exist within our Christian community. Now what about those people who are just different from the majority? Maybe they are same race as you, maybe they aren’t. Maybe they are of the same nationality, maybe they are from another country, There are people in our community who feel shunned, discriminated against and judged because they are simply different from the majority by religion, job choice, cultural choices, lifestyle choices, sexual preferences. These people see the way so many are treated because of the God-given differences of race and ethnicity. They can’t begin to dream of being themselves because they fear how much WORSE they can be treated for choices and differences that make them who they really are inside; choices that make them happy, Please see Letters Page 22


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The event was hosted by a representative of the Ministry, Mr. Anthony Gibson from Nassau; an Agriculture Officer from Andros, Mr. Stephen Adderley; Mr. Maurice Minnis from Long Island; and our local officer, Mr. David Knowles. The local farming community was well represented. They all had brought their grievances with them from the concern with the loose cows to the issue of land tenure. Many of the farmers had complaints about the cows from the Dorsett Farm which were abandoned a few years ago and have roamed free since then, destroying the farmers’ crops such as the watermelons of Mr. Ron Sawyer of Sawyer’s Farm, who said that “the cows destroyed acres of my fields.” It was argued that the matter had to be referred to the police by making an official complaint. Mr. Gibson said that he would make a report. The issue of land tenure for collateral purposes was brought up by Mr. Nick Miaoulis of the Neem Farm. “As long as we do not own the land we farm, our hands are tied. We cannot apply for a bank loan or for investment partnership,” he explained. “The government does not support us,” he said. When most of his crop was destroyed by the 2004 hurricanes, he felt that the rents should have been relaxed, also mentioning the situation of Pepper Pot Farm, whose owners have been living in a trailer since that time. Mr. Gibson answered that the concern was never brought to the attention of the Ministry. “I did not even think of waiving the rents,” he said. When we receive concerns is when we can do something about them. We have to find a formula to let the farmers own the land.” Mr. Miaoulis stressed the point, “A country is not independent until it can feed itself.” Besides putting food on the table, there is another positive side to farming: it builds individuals with strong body and healthy minds. And when you work the earth, he added, you develop awareness and respect for the environment, he stated. Rev. Carey said that he supported Mr. Miaoulis entirely for the land tenure proposal, mentioning that he had not even received acknowledgment of the application he submitted. “People have been waiting for 25 years for an answer to their applications,” he added. Mr. Knowles confirmed, “Farmers have signed leases and have never got them back. Applications are a problem that needs to be approached.” he concluded. Mr. Brent Bass of Big B’s Farm exposed his problem. “I applied for a lease after having bought the coop shares of my father-in-law. I have been farming for over three years now, spent money in clearing the land and planting and still I do not have a lease.” Some farmers complained about the high price of feed and were answered that they can bring it duty free. Ms. Karen Antonio of the Outback Farm raised equipment problems such as a disk which brought about the issue of the $6 million budget for agriculture which everybody agreed was far from enough. Mr. Gibson summed up the position of the government by saying, “The government is the people. Put a proposal together. If you want something badly enough, make it happen.” Mr. Mel Wells of Pepper Pot Farm, one of the original founders of the farmer’s coop, stood up to express his feelings. “There should be a national policy on agriculture,” he said. “We have sat so many times on these meetings and nothing ever happens.” To wrap up the meeting it was suggested that a committee on land tenure be formed. Mr. Miaoulis, Mr. Augustine Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Wells and Mr. Ricky Albury became its members. The four representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture assured the farmers that they would visit them the following day to inspect the farms, offer suggestions and make a report on their findings. Agricultural Meeting Discusses Controversial Topics A meeting of farmers from several Family Islands met farmers from Abaco to discuss common problems. They feel that many of their problems are the result of government policies. They are frustrated that government listens to them but does not change its policies or take any action. Remember Register to Vote


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October 15, 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!Best Beach in the CaribbeanŽCaribbean Travel &Life Magazine LUXURYCONDOMINIUMS tions. Mr. Barber said the building of the reef balls can help the school children learn math in how much cement compared to the other ingredients is needed, learn a trade in building the balls to marine biology in the use of the reef balls and how they affect the marine ecosystems around them. “It is very important because so many of Abaco’s kids have not had the opportunity to see a coral reef and without that experience it would be impossible for them to understand why they are important to the Bahamas and why they need to be protected,” said Lindsey McCoy, Executive Director of Friends. “This will give the kids ownership of the Mermaid Reef area that they have helped enhance. We hope that they will then help protect it from their friends standing on the reefs or throwing trash overboard,” McCoy added. Mr. Barber said building artificial reefs out of cement is not easy and is a lot of work and Ms. Kirbo’s body proved this with bruises everywhere. However, the weekend project was a success with the hard work of all the individuals involved and Mermaid Reef now has the beginning of a snorkel trail for future generations to enjoy. The construction of a reef ball starts with a mold which is made of fiberglass. Then a special concrete mixture is used so it can last longer, is stronger, doesn’t leach out into the water and has a similar PH balance to salt water. A buoy (bladder) is placed in the middle of the mold to create a hollow centre and then tether balls (like small volleyballs) are added between the mold and the bladder inside. These small balls create the vortex holes in the reef balls where fish and other marine life make their homes. Coral adaptors are added so when segments of existing reefs are attached to the mold, they can propagate themselves. The concrete is poured into the mold and sits for 24 hours. Then the molds are opened and a reef ball is formed. Eighty percent of the weight is on the flat bottom of the reef ball so it is very stable during hurricanes and storms. The Reef Ball Foundation is an international environmental non-profit organization that restores coral reefs and marine habitats and provides educational opportunities for the preservation of the ocean ecosystems. Mr. Barber said they were happy to work with Friends on this project. Ms. Kirbo said, “The purpose is to restore marine habitat and coral reefs. Also we expanded it from the beginning to be a break water to restore beaches and for mangrove restoration. “If you have beautiful and healthy reefs, people will want to come and snorkel and dive here. If the reefs are healthy, it brings more fish for the fisherman. If you have a strong shallow reef system, it provides a barrier during storms and hurricanes. It has been found that places that have stronger reef systems suffer less loss of lives during hurricanes and tidal waves,” Ms. Kirbo added. Reef BallsFrom Page 14 Banquet Assists ECC The Abaco Club on Winding Bay; Mr. Chad Sawyer, President of Price Right Limited food store; and Stone McEwan and Thunder performers, combined to raise funds for construction assistance to aid the Every Child Counts School, a facility for children with learning disabilities. The three corporate organizations hosted a gala banquet, silent auction and a night of dancing held at The Abaco Club on September 30. The event was a huge success raising almost $10,000 for the worthy cause. The organizers anticipate the event becoming an annual one. Shown above are, front, Ms. Pamela Hepburn, vice principal, and Mrs. Lynn Major, principal, both of ECC. Back row, Mr. Chad Sawyer of Price Right, Mr. Mark Scott, Director of The Abaco Club, and Stone McEwan, Public Relations at The Abaco Club and Band Leader. Photo by Stone McEwan Reef Enhancement Will Involve School Students NEW Peas N Rice Macaroni sides on the menu: NEW New store hours:Open Mon Thur 10am – 7pm l l l l l Fri & Sat 10 am – 9pm New store hours:Open Mon Thur 10am – 7pm l l l l l Fri & Sat 10 am – 9pm


Page 16 The Abaconian October 15, 2006 News of the Cays Hope TownRealtors Score Top MarksBy Candace Key Real estate companies in Hope Town have all contributed to make a difference in education for that island’s students. H.G. Christie, Damianos, Graham and Chris Thompson Realty recently began giving back to the community by offering substantial sums to deserving high school students in the form of scholarships to local high schools. Students chosen will become acquainted with business practices, computer skills and social skills by donating some of their time to their respective companies. Accomplishments and grades of the students will be posted within the companies office as incentive to the students and thanks to the company for sponsoring them. Hope Town School Principal, Mrs. Candace Key, says that she hopes this program will start a spin off effect with other realtors throughout Abaco and beyond. She was very pleased with the immediate response from the local realtors she contacted about the inception of this program. She was amazed when it became a situation that was almost a contest among realtors as to who could get her their checks first because they were so anxious to begin the program. The cost of education is soaring along with everything else. It becomes increasingly important for Abaco students to obtain cutting edge skills as Abaco grows and jobs become more competitive and skilled. It is hoped that because of this program these fortunate students will now be able to obtain the knowledge necessary to propel them into the future as successful citizens, community members and employees. Working as “Partners for Progress” these student/realtor teams should make nothing short of top marks on future report cards measuring success!School Participates in Annual Coastal Clean-upBy Candace Key Hope Town School was proud to partner with Friends of the Environment and the Ministry of Tourism during the annual International Coastal Clean-up project. Excited students, teachers and many parents and community members donned gloves, broke into teams and headed off in several different directions to pick up trash and other debris which had floated up on our beaches, coast lines and in the valuable mangrove regions. Mother Nature participated with us by sending her surges associated with a distant hurricane to wash accumulated trash from most of our ocean beach zones. The teams filled a couple dozen large bags with Styrofoam, plastic of all sorts, glass bottles, Please see Cays Page 17 Hope Town School observed World Day of Literacy by encouraging parents to drop in at any time during that day to read to the studetns. The teachers were pleased that so many parents and grandparents came in. One grandfather read to the children from Royal Readers. This picture shows father Evinet Alcime and mother Tami Cash reading to grade one students. The real estate agents on Elbow Cay have all contributed scholarship funds for students to attend high schools on the mainland. Shown here are student Laura Albury and Mrs. Jane Patterson representing Damianos Realty; Mr. Robbie Bethel of H.G. Christie Realty with student Louison Etienne along with Mrs. Kathleen Albury, also of H. G. Christie Realty; student Erica Pinder with Mrs. Patti Love of Graham Realty. Not pictured is student Jessica Joseph with a representative from Chris Thompson Real Estate.


October 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 A crew from Baker’s Bay spent several hours picking up trash on Shell Island off the north end of Guana Cay. They later cleaned the beaches on the north end of Guana Cay CaysFrom Page 16 Hope Town teacher, Mr. Justin Higgs, guides the sorting of debris collected by students from mangroves during the annual coastal clean-up campaign. Student Noah Albury helps sort while Ashton Kemp records the data for world debris comparison. several boat brushes, buoys, a rusty digital camera in its case, lots of tennis balls, cigarette butts, oil bottles, tooth brushes, combs, plastic utensils and fishing line. The list goes on and on as we carelessly dispose of our refuse to degrade our pristine environment. The teams separated out recyclable cans from other refuse. Items picked up were recorded on a sheet to be sent to the Ocean Conservancy organization that will compare trash types catalogued from all over the world by groups like those on Abaco seeking to make a difference in preserving their environment. Upon returning to class, T-shirts with the coastal clean-up design was awarded to the four students deemed by their teachers as the top performing students during the cleanup. Congratulations to Dornell Durham, Dana Malone, Sheena Etienne and Ashton Kemp for being Top Environmental Warriors. Teachers used their stat sheets in classes to teach percentages, types of graphs and other comparison studies. The school likes to use collected trash to make “Trash Pizzas” and “Trash Hats” by glueing small pieces of trash on cardboard.Baker’s Bay Coastal CleanupBy Mirella Santillo A team of approximately 14 employees of Baker’s Bay dedicated the day of October 2nd to remove trash from Shell Island and other coastal areas of Guana Cay. It was a sunny, windy day, perfect to work on a beach. The group was taken to the island, located off the north end of Guana Cay. It was formed from the spoil More News of the Cays Mrs. Bonnie Hall and Mr. Jamie Williams of the Hope Town Fire and Rescue educate grades 1, 2 and 3 about the work of the fire truck during Bahamas Fire Safety Month. Students had practical lessons as well as lectures and information about procedures in case of fire in their homes. Please see Cays Page 22 Check out our large selection of fine wines & spirits in downtown Marsh Harbour... conveniently close to the water front Check out our large selection of fine wines & spirits in downtown Marsh Harbour... conveniently close to the water front .Queen Elizabeth Dr. Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure CayOPEN MONDAY SATURDAY : 9AM 6PMPh : (242) 367-2180 / Fax : (242) 367-5241


Page 18 The Abaconian October 15, 2006 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA• 50 Deepwater Slips • Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice • Fresh Water • Garbonzo Reef Bar WATERFRONT VILLAS• One, two & three bedroom units • On the ocean & harbour • Full kitchen/air cond/sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House R R R R R es es es es es t t t t t aur aur aur aur aur ant ant ant ant ant Come for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.• Stew Fish • Chicken Souse • •Cornbeef & Grits • Steam Sausage & Grits Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Central Abaco News A crew of Bahamas Electricity Corporation has been repairing street lights on Don MacKay Boulevard. Many residents are hoping that they will continue repairs until we have all our street lights working once again.Wood You Has MovedBy Mirella Santillo After renting for two years next to K& S, the franchise owners of the popular unfinished furniture store Wood You bought a larger retail space across from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church on Don MacKay Boulevard. The real estate transaction took place at the beginning of August and by the end of that month, Billy and Shanna Albury were already remodeling and getting the store ready to fit their needs. Wood You re-opened on September 5th in the large store formerly occupied by Bella’s. They have divided the store into two retail areas, one for Wood You and the other side to be occupied later on.“It is a much larger show room,” commented Mrs. Albury, “allowing for better display of the furniture. It is more pleasing to the eyes. You can encompass the whole room at once.” As one steps into the shop ones eyes are confronted by a variety of wood furniture. “With the added space, we have brought a lot more new items than before,” said Mrs. Albury. Wood You furniture is ready to be finished and can easily adapt to any decor one already has at home. It can be stained and varnished to look like cherry, mahogany, walnut, oak or simply pine, painted or just varnished and many pieces are mixed and matched. “We are very happy to have moved to Abaco. We have had a tremendous response from the Abaconians and are very grateful for the support we received,” commented Shanna Albury. Wood You is closed on Monday and open Marsh Harbour’s new park on the waterfront is the location of a Wall of Heroes, shown here on the left, covered prior to being dedicated. Twenty-seven founders of Marsh Harbour were selected for their contribution to the community. The benches will be for the enjoyment of the public when the landscaping is in place. The date of the dedication will be announced. only a half day on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their phone number is 367-9663.Snappas’ Wheel of Fortune PartyBy Mirella Santillo September 23 marked the first anniversary for Snappas Bar and Grill since it opened in its new location. The previous building was destroyed by Hurricane Jeanne in 2004. A party was in order to celebrate a great business year and for entertainment, master of ceremony/ owner “Lil Bill” Albury, helped by his wife Victoria, organized a Wheel of Fortune night. September is slow season so it took a little time for the popular bar-restaurant to fill up, but by 9 p.m., it was elbow to elbow and one had a hard time moving through the crowd from one end of the room to the other, as patrons, mostly locals, kept arriving. “We sent out 500 invitations,” said manageress, Mrs. Kristin Williams, and it seems that every one showed up!” The room had been decorated with packs of colorful balloons and banners inscribed with puzzles hung around the walls. Guess the missing letters and decode the sentence and a prize was yours. It took about two hours for the people to decode all the puzzles. Lil Bill, dressed in a navy blue suit a la Pat Sajack, and blonde Lynne Key as hostPlease see Central Page 19


October 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm • Dinner 6 9 pm Appetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 • 366-0292 • VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKESConstruction of town houses at Abaco Beach Resort is well underway. Eventually there will be 100 town houses on the waterfront. The Marsh Harbour skyline is changing as Abaco’s booming economy continues. ess of Wheel of Fortune, Vanna White, stood by a huge wheel divided in sections numbered from one to four except for one that read “free.” As a customer chosen among the crowd spun the wheel, everyone in the room could enjoy their drinks at the price marked on the wheel. It made for a jolly crowd when, around 10 p.m. the last spin fell on the “free” mark! The doors had to be closed to prevent people coming in from the street for free drinks. By that time the Waterloo band Sub Culture had started to play, inviting people to dance and Blue Fire Johnny Brown, also from Nassau, made a guest appearance. According to Mrs. Williams, people danced, drank and had fun until the wee hours of the morning. CentralFrom Page 18 More Central Abaco News Hardware Store Is ExpandingBy Mirella Santillo Since the beginning of the year many changes have taken place in the physical aspect of Standard Hardware. Intense construction was undertaken to bring the oldest hardware store in Marsh Harbour “to be at par with the most modern ones in The Bahamas” said the manager, Mr. Scott Weatherford. If you have frequented the store recently, you would have noticed that a huge steel and concrete structure erected on the east side has replaced the old lumber yard, most of which is now open space. An additional, even larger, structure has been built south of the existing store on the other side of the street. When construction is finished, there will be a show room of 30,000 square feet and a warehouse of 40,000 square feet, displaying and storing new products mainly building supplies. “We want to focus on what builders need,” explained Mr. Weatherford. “We will have a more complete store, but no appliances. There will be some garden equipment, but I cannot reveal everything at once. I have to keep some surprises for the grand opening,” he said. “The location of the showroom and warehouse will make it easier for customers to get their supplies; there will be three times as much parking as there is now and a new delivery system which will be much more efficient.” There is still a lot to do to get the store ready for a grand opening, which Mr. Weatherford hopes will take place in December before Christmas. “But,” he said, “ by the end of November you’ll be able to get a pretty good idea of what the store will be like.” Standard Hardware is owned by JBR Building Supplies, Ltd. of Nassau.


Page 20 The Abaconian October 15, 2006 For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices Serving World Famous Grilled Food and Cocktails Located in Marsh Harbour on the water OPEN 7 days 11AM until DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS!!! Tel (242) 367-2278 VHF 16 ‘Snappas’For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great PricesBy Mirella Santillo As we are all aware, traffic on Abaco and more specifically in Marsh Harbour is increasing daily! While going from the traffic light to the round about used to take only a few minutes, that time has now doubled. We have work rush hour and school rush hour. Where are all these cars coming from and do they parallel to the increase of residents? In an interview Mr. Gary Smith, Chief Customs Officer for Abaco, explained, “The island is developing. With the increase of business people have more disposable income which they chose to spend on cars.” Mr. Smith estimated that approximately 60 vehicles enter the island monthly from the U. S and more are coming from Nassau. “Of course we welcome the revenue,” he said. “Close to 70 percent of the national revenue comes from imports. We need cars, ” he stated. “There is no well organized public transport on Abaco and people have to be mobile. Of course there is a down side: more traffic, more pollution and more accidents. They are the necessary evil of a better way of life.” What kind of vehicles are coming to the island? New, used or even wrecked? It seemed that the imports fit all three categories with an increase in wrecked cars. “We see more wrecked cars coming lately,” said Mr. Smith. “There is no legislation prohibiting the import of wrecked cars. Until a law is passed and as long as importers pay the duty, there is nothing we can do about it,” he explained. “There has been a lot of discussions between various agencies, but it is ultimately up to the government to decide.” Most of the vehicles entering the country are purchased at auctions in the U.S. and brought in by dealers or resellers. Only one-third of cars or trucks entering the island are bought directly by private individuals. Insurance companies had raised the issue of bringing in wrecked cars as most of them do not come with an insurable title and are not fit for the roads. Some would not pass inspection in the United States. It seems that this state of affairs is in contradiction with the Ministry of Tourism’s goals which are to clean up the island of all the derelict and abandoned vehicles littering our road sides. More Vehicles Are Coming to Abaco Road Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility


October 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 were over 1000 persons detained during that raid. The Immigration and Defence Force officers, 120 of them in total which included top Immigration officials, came from Nassau as well as Freeport to carry out the raid. It was a coordinated raid, which took place simultaneously in all the four Haitian villages. I was told that they were on Elbow Cay by two that morning and started in the Mud and Pigeon Peas just about three that morning as well. The Farm and Sandbanks were not left out of the equation as they too were combed. Many of the persons that were caught had legal rights to be here in this country, whether by work permit or by being born here. I have two examples of persons that I personally knew who were caught. They had their documents, just not on them. One, a young lady, went to check up on a friend after hearing about the raid and was detained because she did not carry any ID with her. She was placed with the rest of the persons waiting to be carried to the Immigration department. Fortunately for her, she saw someone she knew and asked them to call her sister to bring her bag. When her sister brought her documents, she was released before the bus arrived that was coming for them. The others with her were carried off. The other person was a young man who has had his passport for about ten years. He too went to check on a friend and did not carry any ID. The difference with him was he was carried to the Immigration department and had to wait to be processed just like the rest of the others caught. He told me that they were lined up and told to sit on the hard, cold, cement floor outside. He told them that he preferred to remain standing but was forcefully pushed down to sit by one of the officers. His tale was not the only one of abuse heard. There were persons who were punched and roughed-up because they tried to run. There was a man who was hiding in the bush and was hit wit a large rock. This was due to the fact that the method of throwing rocks was used to draw out persons trying to hide in the bushes. One of the guys wanted to urinate but he could not speak English. Another one hearing of this translated to a Defence Force officer for him. The Defence Force officer told him to urinate in the other one’s mouth. The man was handcuffed, for goodness sake. Those people were treated worse than dogs. The attitude of the officers was one of hunters hunting their prey. They were avid and relentless hunters with no compassion or sympathy. The ironic part of this is that the ones who treated the illegal persons worst were of Haitian background or parentage. This raid was carried out as part of Minister of Immigration, the Hon. Shane ViewpointFrom Page 8 Gibson’s agenda to raid The Bahamas of illegals, mainly Haitian illegals as they are the ones mostly targeted. The are other illegals such as the Jamaicans, Cubans and other nationals that are being ignored. The main focus is on the Haitian illegals, as I see it. 120 Detainees Were Sent by Boat to Nassau Relatives and friends checked on the status of those picked up or brought documents to prove legal status. Those sent to Nassau were taken by a Defence Force boat. The Moorings Yacht Charters• The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! • Prestige Class crewed yacht charter • Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. • Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort• Hotel rooms on the harbour front • Curly Tails restaurant and bar on the waterfront See their ad • Dive Abaco a complete dive facilityThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 • Fax 367-4004 Email: Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. 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Page 22 The Abaconian October 15, 2006 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576 Casuarina Point Different of Abaco8 rm 20 cott366-2150 Cherokee Lee Pinder + 3 hse366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages5 cottages366-2075 Grand Cay Rosie’s Place352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Cocobay Cottages6 cott365-5464 Island Properties +34 hse365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties +30365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott365-4105 Guana Cay Dolphin Bch Resort4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Donna Sands +12 hse365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott365-5106 Harbour View Haven365-5028 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Sea Shore Villas365-5028 Ward’s Landing4 units 904-982-2762 Hope Town Abaco Inn22 rm366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop +53 hse366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm366 0095 Hope T Hideaways +63 hse366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages +3 hse366-0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas366-0065 Tanny Key +43 hse366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages4 hse366-3121 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals +8 hse365-6048 Schooner’s Landing 5 condos365-6072 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort82 rms367-2158 Abaco Real Estate +6 hse367-2719 Alesia’s 3 rms367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms367-4000 D’s Guest House6 rms 3367-3980 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic367-2227 Moore’s Island Moore’s Is Bonefish Camp8 rm366-6334 Sandy Point Oeisha’s Resort366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort14 rm366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm366-4477 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse365-0083 Treasure Cay Bahama Beach Club365-8500 Island Dreams + 45 hse365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms365-8801 Wood Cay Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222 Web Sites with Abaco Information http.// + agents with multiple cottages and houses Rev. May 06 DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST Caribbean Marine Constr Caribbean Marine Constr Caribbean Marine Constr Caribbean Marine Constr Caribbean Marine Constr uction uction uction uction uction l COMMERCIAL DOCKSl BOAT LIFTSl PRIVATE DOCKSl SEA WALL CONSTRUCTIONl DOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour 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 The Bible doesn’t say “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you UNLESS the others are different from you in some way.” It doesn’t say “Love your neighbor as you love yourself EXCEPT when your neighbor does things that you don’t like.” What if the people who feel the prejudice against them decided they would have “an eye for an eye” and treat the bigots the same way they feel treated and judged! The World is a diverse place filled with many differences in race ethnic background and creed. To “be a good person” we all have to come to accept and love these differences for the good LettersFrom Page 9 when the channel was dug off Guana Cay in the 1980s. The team started early in morning and walked the perimeter of the small cay, finding among other things the remains of a hunters’ camp littered with gun shells, boxes, beer bottles and cigarettes butts. Altogether they filled over 20 bags of trash containing mixed items including a lot of plastic. There was construction lumber washed ashore, various containers and the casing of a refrigerator. Bags and items too large to be bagged were loaded on the boats to be disposed off. By late morning the Shell Island cleanup was completed. After lunch the crew was taken to an other coastal area of Great Guana Cay difficult to access by land to continue the clean-up. CaysFrom Page 17Baker’s Bay Has Many SupportersSupporters of Baker’s Bay development gathered on Don MacKay Boulevard to show support for the proposed development. Most Abaco residents favor the development that will provide many jobs and put much money into the economy. AnnouncementMary Petsock and Steve Skulnick will be joined in matrimony on November 18 at Pete’s Pub in Little Harbour. They were residing in Marsh Harbour for the past few years where they were very active in the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. They have been greatly missed since they moved to the States in August. They are now enjoying life in Henderson, North Carolina, a mountainous part of that state. they bring. How boring the world would be if everyone looked exactly like you, talked exactly like you, lived exactly like you! LOVE is God’s gift to us to pass along. God created us all as equals. It’s about time we started treated everyone as our equal. Desperate for Changes


October 15, 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 Not on Sundays


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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 20, OCTOBER 15th, 2006 By Mirella Santillo A random check of marinas in September by custom’s officers checking on cruising permits led to the discovery of a multitude of offenders and offenses, such as the lack of proper documents and the discovery of undeclared items on boats. Senior Customs’ Officer on Abaco, Mr. Gary Smith, confirmed that in routine inspections of marinas, boat yards and anchorages around the mainland and the cays, officers conducting the search found “several people without cruising permits and as a result several fines were levied.” Mr. Smith explained that on initial entry, bona fide visitors are issued a cruising permit good for 12 months for a fee of $150 for boats under 35 feet and $300 for boats 35 feet and up. “If you are on a work permit,” he continued, “or a permanent resident of The Bahamas, or if the vessel belongs to a commercial enterprise doing business in The Bahamas, duty has to be paid immediately. For visitors, the second and third year renewal costs $500 no matter the size of the boat. There is no renewal after the third year. The boat must go out of the country or duty has to be paid.” “Boaters who took their boats to Green Turtle Cay or Walker’s Cay with the intention of returning to Marsh Harbour for new documents were caught and fined,” said Mr. Smith. He continued explaining the rules concerning boaters so there would be no misunderstanding as the Customs Department intends to conduct an ongoing crack down on delinquent boaters. “If you have a yacht with a tender over 18 feet, the tender requires its own cruising permit. People have left tenders in storage without renewing their permit for as long as three or four years. Cruising Permit Offenders Are Caught Customs Checks Marinas, Anchorages and Boat Yards Please see Customs Page 2 Three teams of students of Forest Hieghts Academy were out getting data concerning traffic in Marsh Harbour as part of their social studies classwork. They will study their data and will consider various ways of producing a better traffic flow. Students Learn Practical Lessons Tourism’s Office Changes Hands Director Don Cornish of Dundas Town has been put in charge of Abaco’s Tourism office and will be replacing Mrs. Jeritzan Outten, who was Abaco’s first Director. She will be returning to Grand Bahama after serving on Abaco for three years. Mrs. Outten presented Mr. Cornish with a plaque signifying his appointment during a farewell party in her honour held at Government House in Marsh Harbour on October 12. Mr. Cornish has been in training in the Florida office of the Ministry of Tourism for the past two years. MH Fire House Is Underway Wrecked Barge Is Still Aground This barge was grounded on the reef just south of Man-O-War during Hurricane Wilma in October 2005. The owner keeps saying he is going to remove it. His last communique stated, “My tugboat Jameson Point finally departed from Rockland, Maine, toward Marsh Harbor this morning 12pm EST. (September 25) Subject to the weather and mechanical condition, we try to arrive Marsh Harbor as soon as we can.” The tug has not yet arrived. Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department will finally have a fire station. Donations have been adequate for the main structure but more funds will be required to complete the building inlcuding a cement floor and three large garage doors. Funding appeals will be organized during the winter season. By Luzena The show must go on! Despite the rain and other obstacles that arose, Jam Fest still went on. Jam Fest, showcasing talented Abaco youth, was held at Goombay Park on September 2. It was scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. but due to the rain, which fell all day and most of the night, the event did not start until eight that night. Garnell Stuart, the organizer for Jam Fest, also performed. She is very passionate about her music, and Jam Fest was a fund raiser for a music studio on Abaco. The intent is to make it easier for local musicians to record their music without traveling to Nassau or the States, which is very costly. There were many performers including New Entry, Green Turtle Cay’s Gully Roosters’ Band, and other local musicians. A gospel group came from Freeport as well as groups from Nassau. In spite of the dreary weather, a good crowd came out to support Jam Fest. See photos on page Rain Hinders Jam Fest


Page 2 B The Abaconian October 15, 2006 P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph. 242-367-4962 E-mail: or Leslie Pinder Pelican Shores Lovely 3 Bedroom 3 bathroom home, 2900 sqft that sits on beautifully landscaped gounds of approx, 23,000 sq. ft. Comes completely furnished $875,000 Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed upstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. EXCLUSIVE $315,000 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. EXCLUSIVE 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 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 Persons in violation,” he said, “run the risk of being fined and having to pay duty, or in some instances, depending on the controller’s decision, to have the vessel seized and sold at auction or put to the use of the country.” Mr. Smith was, “hereby issuing a strong warning that there would be other random checks and that violators would be punished.” People leaving their boat in care of marinas should leave the proper documents with the dock masters. He warned, “It is an offense to offer a boat for sale while on a cruising permit before contacting Customs first.” He advised people “not to remove motor bikes, mopeds or any kind of vehicle from a boat without having first paid the duty.” “Several infractions and more were detected,” he said, “and we are still processing people. The Head of Customs is not happy with the situation and not pleased with the number of violations. Penalties will be enforced.” A visit to a few Marsh Harbour marinas confirmed the findings mentioned by Mr. Smith: Mr. Troy Cornea, owner of Harbour View Marina, said that Officers Dawkins and Davis came to inspect the boats docked at his marina. There were 15 boats docked at that time. He cited the instance of one owner who had misplaced his permit, but records were filed at the customs’ office and he was provided with a photocopy. They found a second home owner without a valid permit for two years. He was fine and allowed to pay the duty. Mr. Cornea said that the officers treated his customers respectfully. “They just wanted people to be current, not to hustle them”, he explained. “The situation was resolved quickly and efficiently,” he said. Jib Room’s dock master, Mr. Jason Davis, said that Customs paid a visit to the marina around the middle of September. Inspector Jimmy Davis walked along the dock, counting the boats (22 at the time) and asked him for the cruising permits. The dock master said, “a couple of people were in violation and had to pay duty.” Boat Harbour dock master Marvin Humes stated that he must have been off duty when Customs visited, but he added, “We have all the permits on file for the boats that are left here.” Customs Chief Smith said that a few boats at anchorage in Green Turtle Cay were found in violation. CustomsFrom Page 1 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: hilltop with deeded dockage $118,000. 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 $98,000. Treasure Cay: 100’ luxury beachfrontage $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./monthPhone: (242) 367-0365 l l l l l Cell: (242) 357-6638 Abaco, Bahamas A Sandra Evans CompanyBill Thorndycraft & Sandra Evans Customs Checks Boat Papers This dramatic photo show a waterspout that formed between Abaco Beach Resort and Elbow Cay on October 13. It dissipated before reaching land. Mrs. Alice Chanault, a second home owner, took the photo from her porch in the Great Abaco Club. Storm Spawned Waterspout


October 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 B MARSH HARBOUR #3100W W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT Ten acre pennisula perfect for a marina or small development. Deep water with a dredged canal. $2,500, 242.367.5046 TILLOO CAY #2723 TILLOO DREAMW W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT on the Sea of Abaco 1 bed 1 bath cottage, 1.33 acre of land, access to the Atlantic, shared dock. $597, 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #2516 CROSSWINDSS S S S SEA EA EA EA EA V V V V VIEWS IEWS IEWS IEWS IEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800 sq.ft. furnished family home with apartment, central A/C, generator, fresh water well. $820, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3071C C C C CANALFR ANALFR ANALFR ANALFR ANALFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT lot on the northern side of Galleon Bay Drive overlooking Carleton Point Development. $310, 242.477.5821 MARSH HARBOUR #2818 HARBOUR HOUSEH H H H HARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 2 acres, 200Â’+ of protected deep water. 2,800 sq. ft. 4 bed, 3.5 bath home with excellent elevation. $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 OPPOR PPOR PPOR PPOR PPOR TUNITY TUNITY TUNITY TUNITY TUNITY 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 BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT residence, professionally decorated 3 bed, 3.5 bath home enclosed beautifully landscaped property. $3,500, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3079W W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT prime development. 4 acres, four 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 BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT cozy 2 bed, 2 bath villa. Magnificent beach, marina, golf and tennis nearby. Great vacation home or rental. $440, 242.477.5821 TILLOO CAY #2724 HUNKALOOS S S S SEA EA EA EA EA T T T T T O O O O O S S S S SEA EA EA EA EA with dock on the Sea of Abaco with a 2 bed 2 bath home plus guest cottage on 2+ acres. $995, 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #3073 MY ISLAND RETREATB B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR CHFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 4 bed, 3 bath retreat, cathedral ceilings, wrap-around screened-in verandahs. Great views, great price. $1,300, 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3032 HOME SWEET HOMES S S S SP P P P P A A A A A CIOUS CIOUS CIOUS CIOUS CIOUS 2 bed 2 bath home with family room, fully furnished with A/C. 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: 242.477.5821B B B B B AHAMA C AHAMA C AHAMA C AHAMA C AHAMA C OR OR OR OR OR AL ISL AL ISL AL ISL AL ISL AL ISL AND AND AND AND ANDLot 58, Block 11, Subdivision 1. #3351 $24,000.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, A, A, A, A, P P P P PA A A A A GE GE GE GE GE 3 3 3 3 3 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3361 SUMMER VIEWW W W W WA A A A A TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR TERFR ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT lot with dockage, 100 feet on the water with high elevation, eastside of Lubbers across from Tahiti Beach. $420, 242.367.5046 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 15, 2006 THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 Full range of Johnson two stroke and four stroke Evinrude outboard engines from 2hp to 250hp at lower than US prices Up to three year warranty • Extensive parts Inventory • Factory trained mechanics Dry boat storageAssociated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Dolphin MarineGreen Turtle Cay242.365.4262 Island MarineParrot Cay242.366.0282 Roberts MarineGreen Turtle Cay242.365.4249 Sea Horse MarineHope Town242.365.0023 Fishermans MarineLong Island242.337.6226 Minns WatersportsExuma242.336.2604 OBS MarineFreeport242.3529246 Authorized Distributor THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 E-mail: Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081 Aisle of Palm Realty Brent Cartwright web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comPlease call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco Email: web site: Maria Silvester Yellowwood hillside 1208 Hillside lot with great views of Cherokee and the mainland beaches and ocean looking south and views of Winding Bay. 1226 Two waterfront lots available in desirable harbourfront community in the heart of Marsh Harbour. Call for details15 Sep 06Tilloo Sea to Sea 1107 Great new price on over 3 acres of bay and oceanfront land. Unlimited possibilities.We are a small company, BIG on SERVICE Based on TRUST and HONESTYWatching Bay near Cherokee Sound offering lots starting at $45,000 Beach access for all lots. 1256 -New price on this fabulous 3/2 beachfront home. Great rental history and great views. 1248 Great Cistern hillside lot with great views of the Sea of Abaco. 28,000+ square feet. $65,000 1258 Scotland Cay beach lot Half acre beach lot ready for dream home. Over 100' of pristine beach 1272-Bahama Palm Shores Beachfront Lot. Best beachfront buy in Abaco $250,0001189 Great Abaco Club home with dock and great views. Also has pool. 1278 Bahama Palm Lots starting at $14,000 in fast growing community. Beach access. Under Ccontract Under Ccontract Once again The Abaconian is pleased to present a list of Abaco students who are away at colleges and technical schools. Many scholarships are available helping several of these students to accomplish their goals for a higher education. Most of these scholarships help with expenses but do not pay all expenses. However, the Prime Time Foundation assists the students in many ways and pays the entire cost of tuition, board and room and transportation. We salute the families who support these young people in acquiring the knowledge and skills they need to make their lives more productive and satisfying. We realize there are more students away and we want to list them in the next issue. We would appreciate family members or friends calling us at 367-2677 or 367-3202 with the information. Margo Albury is in her second year at Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is majoring culinary management with a minor of psychology. Margo is the daughter of Bill and Sherry Albury of Man-O-War and is a 2005 graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She received a Florida Culinary International Scholarship. Mitchell Albury is in his second year at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida, majoring in Business Administration. He recently completed a two-week summer course in London which he successfully obtained A+ in both courses. Mitchell is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and is the son of Mollie Albury of Marsh Harbour. Scott Jason Albury is in his second year of study at George T. Baker School of Aviation in Miami, Florida. Scott has maintained excellent grades and received two awards from the State of Florida. He will complete his course in February 2007. Scott graduated from St. Francis de Sales in 2004. He is the son of Jason and Lucy Albury of Cherokee Sound. Diandra Armbrister is in her second year at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau, Bahamas, where she is majoring in computer science. Diandra is the daughter of Cindy Armbrister of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Natasha Arthur is in her third year at Nova Southwestern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is in a pre-med program and is maintaining a 3.4 GPA. Natasha is the daughter of Siliane Arthur of Marsh Harbour. She attended St. Francis de Sale School and graduated with honors from the Summit Christian High School in West Palm Beach. She was awarded an Abaco Pathfinders scholarship. Samantha Bailliou in her first year at the College of the Bahamas, Nassau, where she is majoring in education. She graduated from St. Francis de Sales School where she was an honour student. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Baillou. Brittany Benjamin is in her first year at Florida Southern College, where she is majoring in biology. She has received a partial scholarship from the college. Brittany is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy and her parents are Derek and Terry Benjamin of Turtle Rocks. Bianca Bethel is in her second year of graduate studies at Boston University in pursuit of her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She successfully completed her first clinical experience over the summer at Winter Haven Hospital’s Out Patient Rehabilitation Center in Winter Haven, Florida. Bianca is the daughter of Will and Kim Bethel of Marsh Harbour. She graduated from Florida Southern University with honours, completing a four-year program in three years. Roger Bethell is studying hospitality management at the Florida Metropolitan University in Pompano Beach, StudentsFrom Page 6 These Students Are Away at School


October 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 B Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660Showing Integrity Every DayOnly minutes from Marsh Harbour & Elbow Cay, there are two 80 x 125 choice lots available. Identical in size & price, both lots can boast picturesque sunsets, & views of the Sea of Abaco. There is soon to be dockage close by. Roads are in great condition, & this desirable location is walking distance from the local restaurant. Tahiti Beach is a skiff ride across. Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters #2200 & #2201 $70,0002 lots available each lot priced 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 15, 2006 BAHAMAS HOT MIX Civil Engineering Contractor Providing Abaco & surrounding cays with the following services for over 10 years: Site clearance Earthworks Water & Sewerage installation Road paving Car park & drive ways Airfields Asphalt related products Materials testingLarge Fleet of Heavy Equipment available for rent:D8 DozerExcavator TrucksLoaders Low BoyRollers Tractor Heads GradersTrenchers Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-3956 367-3957 Fax: (242) 367-3959 BAHAMAS HOT MIX For FREE estimates contact Harlin Johnson 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 DiggingFlorida and will be graduating in July 2007. In June 2004 he earned his bachelorÂ’s degree at Palm Beach Community College in West Palm Beach, Florida. He stays on the DeanÂ’s list with a 4.0 GPA. Roger graduated from Forest Heights Academy and is the son of David and Kathy Bethell of Green Turtle Cay. Patrelle Carey will be graduating from Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida, with a degree in special education in April 2007. Patrelle is the daughter of Gwendolyn Carey of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Sherelle Carey is in her fourth year at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. She will graduate in April 2007 with a bachelors degree in computer engineering and computer science. Sherelle is the daughter of Gwendolyn Carey of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Valentino Carey is completing his studies at the College of The Bahamas where he is studying electronic engineering technology. He expects to graduate in December 2007. He has been on the DeanÂ’s List for the past three years. He is the son of Rex and Velty Carey of Fox Town and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Dashineak Charlton is in her second year at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau with a major of primary education. He is 2004 graduate of Abaco Central Highschool and maintained a 3.59 GPA. His parents are Michael and Glenda Bethel of Marsh Harbour. Dashineak Charlton is in her second year at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau with a major of primary education. She is 2004 graduate of Abaco Central Highschool and maintained a 3.59 GPA. Her parents are Michael and Glenda Bethel of Marsh Harbour. Semaj Dorsette is in his third year at Miami Dade College in Miami where he is majoring in architectural engineering. Semaj is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Carlton Dorsette of Dundas Town. He is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Shaquerra Edgecombe is in her second year at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau and is on the DeanÂ’s list. She is majoring in communications. She is a member of the National Soccer Team. Shaquerra graduated from St. Francis de Sales in 2005. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geron Edgecombe of Sandy Point. Elizabeth Eldon graduated from Hillsborough Community College in December 2005 where she received an associate degree with honours for maintaining a 4.0 GPA for the entire time. She is now attending Warner Southern University in Lake Wales, Florida where she is majoring in business administration and minoring in pre law. She is a member of the International honors Society and Sigma Beta Delta. Elizabeth is the daughter of Stephen and Jackie Eldon of Bahama Palm Shores. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. StudentsFrom Page 4 Please see Students Page 8 Youth Are Continuing Their Education Remember Register to Vote It Pays to Advertise


October 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 B Bahama Palm Shoresvacant lot,approx.1/4 acre in size,US$30,000.00 (NEW LISTING) *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 15th ,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.comREDUCEDGreen 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 8 B The Abaconian October 15, 2006 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 844-5387 M/V Legacy c/o Palm Beach Steamship 158 B East Port Road Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Ph./Fax: (242) 393-4371 Western End Potter’s Cay Dock Nassau, New ProvidenceServing Marsh Harbour and the Cays with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach• Departing Palm Beach Weekly service* • Departing Nassau Every Tuesday Night • Arriving Marsh Harbour Early Wednesday Morning • Extended Services to Green Turtle Cay* For more information on the Palm Beach service Call Trinity Customs Brokerage (242) 367-4297 Paulette Forbes is in her first year at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau where she is studying nursing. Paulette is a 2005 graduate of Sherlin Bootle High School is the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Rudolph McKinney of Treasure Cay. Darlene Higgs will be graduating in may 2007 with a Nurses Degree from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. Darlene is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rowan Higgs of Marsh Harbour and was Valedictorian when she graduated from Forest Heights Academy. Jessica Higgs is in her second year at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, where she is majoring in biology. She is involved with the Wesley Foundations which helps inner-city kids. Jessica graduated from Forest Heights Academy and is the daughter of Monica and Lawrence Higgs of Marsh Harbour. Dwayne Jones is in his second year of studies at the College of The Bahamas where he is pursuing his degree in secondary education. He is presently on the Honor Roll. Dwayne is a 2005 graduate of Abaco Central High and is the son of Patrice Rolle of Mount Hope and Zyandell Jones of Dundas Town. Chrystie Kawalram is in her final year of a two-year program at New York School of Fashion where she is majoring in marketing management. Chrystie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roodatram Kawalram of Treasure Cay. She graduated from Forest Heights Academy. Ron Kawalram has completed his twoyear mechanical engineering program at Apex School of Technology in New York. Ron is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roodtram Kawalram of Treasure Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Krista Kelly is in her second year at Lee’s McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, where she is majoring in business administration. Krista is the daughter of Andrew and Denise Kelly of Leisure Lee and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She was Head Prefect when she graduated in 2005. Akrissa Kemp is completing her second year at Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is studying to become a pediatrician. She is a 2005 graduate of Forest Heights Academy and her parents are Sherman and Wilma Kemp of Hope Town. Justin Kemp is in his first year at Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute in Nassau. He is studying airconditoning, refrigeration and carpentry. Justin is a graduate of St. Francis de Sales School ECC Division. He is the son of Ms. Brenda Russell. He received an Abaco Pathfinders scholarship. Aaron C. Knowles is in his second year at Wingate University, North Carolina where he is studying business and sports management. Aaron attended Forest Heights Academy and graduated from Miami Springs Senior High School where StudentsFrom Page 6 Please see Students Page 9 More Students Are Studying Away Licensed Real Estate Broker Certified Residential Specialist 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 Bahamas15 October 2006


October 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 B 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% closing SOLDUNDERhe played on the varsity baseball team. His parents are Craig and Linda Knowles of Hope Town. He is on a partial Wingate scholarship. Nquania Knowles is continuing with a major of secondary education at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau. She is a graduate of Forest Heights and her parents are Brenda Russell and T.C. Joe Knowles of North Abaco. Tia Knowles is in her second year at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her course of study is secondary education in biology. Tia is a 2004 graduate of Forest Heights and her parents are Mr and Mrs. Gary Knowles of Marsh Harbour. Sabrina Laing is in her third year studying nursing at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau. Sabrina is the daughter of Esther Laing of Black Wood and is a graduate of SC. Bootle High School. She is on an Abaco Pathfinders scholarship. Daron Lightbourne is in his second year at Essex Community College in Newark, New Jersey, where he is majoring in accounting. Daron is the son of Valencia and Sargent Donald Brennen of Cooper’s Town. He is a graduate of Temple Christian School in Nassau. Raenell Lowe is a second year student at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is working toward a bachelor’s degree in nursing, where she is on the StudentsFrom Page 8 Please see Students Page 10 A Variety of Careers Is Planned 15 October 2006


Page 10 B The Abaconian October 15, 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 President’s List maintaining a 4.O GPA. Raenell is a 2005 graduate of Forest Heights Academy and is the daughter of Ray and Bessie Lowe of Green Turtle Cay. She received an Abaco Pathfinders scholarship. Dawson Malone is in his third year at The University of the West Indies in Nassau studying pre-law. Dawson is a 2003 graduate of Agape Christian School and the son of William and Charlotte Malone. Samantha Major is in her third year at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. She is majoring in biology which is a pre-med course. She tutors students in biology and anatomy at her school as well as volunteers at a local nursing home. Samantha is the daughter of Wanda Mackey of Hope Town and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She is on the Dean’s List. She is assisted by an Abaco Pathfinder scholarship and scholarships from the school. Tarvanti McDonald is in his final year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau where he is majoring in business administration and hospitality. Tarvanti is the son of Yvonne Sanders and Matthew McDonald of Cooper’s Town and is a 2003 graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Jamal McIntosh is in his last year at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, and will be graduating December 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in music education. He is currently completing a three-month intern program at Rochelle School of Arts in Lakeland. Jamal graduated from Wesley College as valedictorian in 2002. He is the son of Roosevelt “Rusty” and Belinda McIntosh of Dundas Town. Miranda McIntosh is in her first year at the College of the Bahamas studying accounting and financing. Miranda is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy with a 4.0 GPA. Her parents are John and Lorinda McIntosh and Hiram and Cinda McIntosh. Miquell Miller is in her third year at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, studying biology and chemistry. She is on the President’s list with a 4.0 GPA and tutors students in her school. She will be going to Germany later this year. Miquell is a 2004 graduate of Forest Heights and she is the daughter of Patricia McIntosh of Green Turtle Cay. She has an Abaco Pathfinders scholarship, a Lyford Cay scholarship and a Sir Lynden Pindling scholarship. Brittany Murray is in her third year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau where she is studying primary education. Brittany is the daughter of Gordon and Theresa Murray of Treasure Cay and is a 2003 graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Veronica Nairn is in her final year at Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida, and will be graduating in May 2007. She is on the Dean’s List. Her major is psychology. Veronica is the daughter of Veronica Nairn of Marsh Harbour. Anton Parker is in his first year at Langston University in Langston Oklahoma where he is majoring in computer sciences. Anton is the son of Mr. Clavin and Patrice Parker of Fox Town. He is a former student of S.C. Bootle High School but transferred to a high school in Oklahoma where he was the starting center for the Coyle Blue Jackets. Jillian Parotti has received her associate’s degree in culinary arts at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. She is continuing on to obtain her bachelor’s degree in food and beverage management. Jillian StudentsFrom Page 9 Please see Students Page 11 These Are Getting a Higher Education


October 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 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 CONTRACT15 October 2006 Frank Knowles Hope Town 242-375-8655 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, Abaco StudentsFrom Page 10 Please see Students Page 14 Parotti is the daughter of Mike and Susan Parotti of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She maintains good grades that has kept her on the honor roll at while at Forest Heights and now at Johnson and Wales. She is on a full scholarship given her by the Abaco Club at Winding Bay. Kristen Pearce is in her fourth year at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, and will be graduating in 2007, with a degree in English language and English literature. Kristen is the daughter of Theodore and Rhonda Pearce of Marsh Harbour. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Joan Pinder is in her second semester at the College of the Bahamas where she is majoring in culinary arts. Joan is a 2005 graduate of Sherlin C Bootle School. She is the daughter of Euturpy McIntosh of Treasure Cay. She was awarded a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. Sandra Pinder is in her final year at Florida Memorial College in Miami where she is studying accounting. She will be graduating in April 2007. Sandra is the daughter of Lionel Pinder of Eleuthra and Fernander Pinder of Hope Town. She is a graduate of Long Bay School. More Students Away Road Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility


Page 12 B The Abaconian October 15, 2006 YELLOWOODExtraordinary hilltop property offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean, creeks and the Abaco Club at Winding Bay.Motivated Seller. #13474Price: $93,000 WATCHING BAYSituated on 8 acres offering 250 feet of Watching Bay beachfront. 90 foot elevations and 35 foot dunes. One of a kind. #13482 Price: $2,185,000 SAND BAR AT CHEROKEEGreat potential for expansion, 2 acres of pristine waterfront property small villa & restaurant buildings. Spectacular views. #13088$2,455,000Visit our website today! D D u u p p u u c c h h R R e e a a l l E E s s t t a a t t e e Marsh Harbour Office POBox AB 20340, Abaco, The Bahamas Tel.: (242) 367-0288 Fax: (242) 367-0289 € e-mail: CASUARINA POINT Canal front lot with ocean access in quiet community. Water, electricity, cable and phone ready. Price $80,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Beautiful seaside community interior lots available with electricity/phones. Starting from $25,000 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 CHEROKEE SOUND Extraordinary property boasting scenic ocean views, located in a quiet private area with 1/2 acre lots available. Price $189,000 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 October 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 NEW LISTING BAHAMA PALM SHORESLovely 4 bed, 4 bath furnished home sitting on 1/2 an acre in a quiet safe community. #13403Price: $435,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESNice 3 bed, 2 bath CBS home. The property is enclosed and landscaped with a secluded garden area. #2837Price: $350,000 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 REDUCED PRICE


October 15, 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 15, 2006 • NCR Forms • Office Stationary • Flyers • Certificates • Tickets • Brochures • Photo Scanning • Wedding/Funeral Programs • Business Cards • Envelopes • Menus • Labels • Laminations • ...More Abaco P Abaco P Abaco P Abaco P Abaco P rint Shop rint Shop rint Shop rint Shop rint Shop Friendly and Professional Printing Services Friendly and Professional Printing Services Friendly and Professional Printing Services Friendly and Professional Printing Services Friendly and Professional Printing ServicesLocated in the Abaco Shopping Center Located in the Abaco Shopping Center Located in the Abaco Shopping Center Located in the Abaco Shopping Center Located in the Abaco Shopping Center Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : (242) 367-3202 Ph : (242) 367-3202 Ph : (242) 367-3202 Ph : (242) 367-3202 Ph : (242) 367-3202 Fax : (242) 367-3201 Fax : (242) 367-3201 Fax : (242) 367-3201 Fax : (242) 367-3201 Fax : (242) 367-3201FOR ALL Y FOR ALL Y FOR ALL Y FOR ALL Y FOR ALL Y OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS!Call us today... Call us today... Call us today... Call us today... Call us today... Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Friday 9am 5pm 9am 5pm 9am 5pm 9am 5pm 9am 5pm Azriel Jamel Reckley is in his final year at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is studying television production and will be graduating in December 2007. AJ is the son of Gilbert and Donna Reckley of Marsh Harbour. He is a graduate of Wesley College and was active in the Abaco Community Band. Tiffany Roberts is in her third year toward earning a doctorate degree in biochemistry. She is attending Emory University of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She is working on her dissertaton on renal division. Tiffany is the daughter of Bert and Martha Roberts of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Eugene Rolle, Jr. is in his fourth semester at Lincoln College of Technology in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is studying architectural drafting and design and will receive an associate degree in March 2007. Eugene is the son of Eugene and Laverne Rolle of Cooper’s Town. He is a 2004 graduate of Abaco Central High School. Alexis Russell is in her second year at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau where she is studying nursing. Alexis graduated from Sherlin Bootle High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Russell of Cedar Harbour. Giovanni Russell is in his first year at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau where he is studying architecture Giovanni a graduate of Sherlin Bootle High School where is was one of the top five in his class. He is the son of Mr. Grovernor and Yvonne Russell. Mashanna Russell is in her third year at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau and on the Dean’s List where she is majoring in computer information systems. She has already obtained her associate’s degree in financing and banking. Mashanna is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy and is the daughter of Patricia Bootle and Marshall Russell of Fire Road. Misty Russell is in her first year at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. She is majoring in calculus with a minor in psychology She hopes to complete her bachelor’s degree in education. Misty is the daughter of Jack and Lana Russell of Hope Town. She is a graduate of Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario. Christopher Rutledge is in his second year of a two-year program at Daytona Beach Community College in Daytona, Florida. He is taking general studies, working towards his associate’s degree. He has received his Captain’s Licence from the U.S. Coast Guard. Christopher is the son of Ami and Tom Rutledge of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Hilary Rutter is in her final year at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and will graduate in May 2007 with degree in accounting. Hilary is the daughter of Geoffrey Rutter and Edith Sims of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She was awarded an Abaco Pathfinder’s scholarship. Amanda Sawyer is in her final semester at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will graduate in December 2006. She majored in communications with a minor in political science. She has already obtained her BA in Computer Information and music from Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta, Georgia. Amanda is the daughter of Elmore “Capt. Forty” and Florence Sawyer of Treasure Cay. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Michelle Sawyer is pursuing her master’s degree in speech pathology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She will complete her studies August 2007. Michelle is the daughter of Brian and Caroline Sawyer of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. StudentsFrom Page 11 Please see Students Page 15 These Students Are Studying Abroad


October 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 B Felicity Simms is in her second year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau where she is studying to be a high school mathematics teacher. She maintains grades that keep her on the DeanÂ’s List. Felicity is the daughter of Jonathan and Agatha Simms of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Agape Christian School. She received a Pathfinders Scholarship. Phylicia Stuart is a Honor Roll student in her second year at Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida, where she is majoring in biology. Phylicia is the daughter of Katherine Jones of Dundas Town and is a 2005 graduate of Abaco Central High School. She has a partial scholarship from the school. Leeandra Thompson is in her first year of studies at the College of the Bahamas, majoring in pre-med and is the recipient of a scholarship from COB. Leeandra is a 2006 graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Her parents are Lorraine and Leroy Thompson of Marsh Harbour. Shakelah Thompson is in her final year at Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida. She will graduate with a degree in management information service. She is currently on the DeanÂ’s list. Shakelah is the daughter of Lorraine and Leroy Thompson of Marsh Harbour. She is a 2002 graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Javon Toote is in his second year at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. He is studying accounting and is in the CPA program. He is maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Javon is a graduate of Agape Christian School and his parents are Fred and Nelrose Raker and Mr. Ricardo Toote of Treasure Cay. Shamika White is in her final year at Florida Memorial University in Miami, Florida. She StudentsFrom Page 14 will graduate in April 2007 with a bachelorÂ’s degree in human resource management. Shamika graduated from Abaco Central High School in 2002 and is the daughter of Stanley White of Sandy Point. She received a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. Shantol Wildgoose is studying cosmetology at DudleyÂ’s Beauty College in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the daughter of Mrs. Claire Wildgoose of Treasure Cay and is a graduate from St. Francis de Sales School. Andrew Wilhoyte is in his second year at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where he is majoring in architecture. Andrew is the son of Clay and Lisa Wilhoyte of Hope Town and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. He spent one year on the S/V Concordia a barkentine three-masted sail boat that offers schooling along with sailing experience. Emmise Williams is in her first year at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau where she is studying nursing. Emmise graduated from Sherlin Bootle High School and her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Morya Williams of Treasure Cay. Schools Abroad Beckon Our Students Check out The Abaconian online at


Page 16 B The Abaconian October 15, 2006 School News Central Abaco High SchoolNew Principal Brings OrderBy Portia Jonsson The beginning of the 2006/2007 school year at Abaco Central High brought many new persons and changes in the school including a new principal, Mr. Kendris Hield. Mr. Hield began his career as an primary teacher for some years, then got his Bachelors of Education Teacher Certification. He then obtained a Masters of Education in guidance and counseling. During his tenure as counselor he lectured at college level in management and psychology. Mr. Hield headed the Counseling Department at St. Georges High School on Grand Bahama and was always deeply involved in administration. He was groomed by many principals, who taught him the “ins and outs” of running schools. He was invited to come here by the Public Service Commission and Director of Education to head Abaco Central High and has big plans for the school. During his short time at the school he has reinstalled extra phone lines and an electrical bell system and installed floodlights. He has been in conversation with the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) on Grand Bahama to make Abaco Central High the Please see School Page 17 NEW Peas N Rice Macaroni sides on the menu: NEW New store hours:Open Mon Thur 10am – 7pm l l l l l Fri & Sat 10 am – 9pm New store hours:Open Mon Thur 10am – 7pm l l l l l Fri & Sat 10 am – 9pm Achieving Excellence through Unity, Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge is the theme for St. Francis de Sales academic year 2006-07. In a continuing effort of student empowerment and leadership, St. Francis proudly presented their prefects at a school assembly held on September 12th. All prefects received their badges and class assignments as well. Prefects were chosen based on their academics, good behavior and outstanding leadership abilities. To be a prefect is a privilege and an honor. The prefect committee, which consists of teachers, meticulously went through the entire student enrollment list and unanimously chose the current prefects. The prefects are exemplary students who assist teachers and encourage other students to obey school rules. They are assigned duties during break and lunch. Twenty-eight students were successful at meeting the prefect criteria for this school year. St Francis de Sales School honours outstanding students. These are the students who excelled during the month of September. Pre-school – Osborne Clarke; Grade 1 – Handy Theophat, Clodine Floridor, Lorenz Carter, Lisa Yu and Godley Jean-Jacques; Grade 2 – Francheska Metelus and Christano Swain; Grade 3 Isaac Miller, Kimberley Mondesir, Tressa Bain; Grade 4 – Desmondo Bootle, Stanley Alce, Matnisha Louis, T’shad Cornish and Erika Bellot; Grade 5 – Rebecca Strachan and Valesha Johnson; and Grade 6 – Nicole Rolle, Shjanae Newbold and Charles Bain.


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If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Thursday, October 26, 7 p.m. Abaco Beach ResortNo Admission ChargeOpen To AllThe Royal Bahamas Police Force and The Abaco Chamber of Commerce Invite You to a Presentation on Crime Prevention for Businesses • Fraud • Counterfeiting • Securing Premises More School News pilot school for technical skills. Mr. Hield praised the wonderful teachers at the school saying they have wonderful programs and are excited and motivated and has yet to meet a finer bunch of teachers. He plans on focusing on creating pride in the students and raising the exam levels. He wants to ensure that the environment is conducive to learning and show his students that learning is fun. No gangs will be tolerated, only positive things at the school. Principal Hield says Abaco Central High School is a family of order, love and harmony. He has spoken with Mr. “Stretch” Morley and Chief Councilor Cubell Davis Jr. about sports in the school and improving the sports’ pride. Mr. Hield says his school needs to win some games and has promised that the Murphy Town Park will be refurbished and properly managed. His students must be given the opportunity to shine. There is a need for an auditorium to seat at least 1000 persons and letters are being prepared to the public to raise funds. Abaco Central High is bursting with excitement and events in short order. Principal Hield says his teachers and students must be safe and begs the community to cooperate with them. He plans to be here as long as they allow and appeals to the public, reaching out to the community in faith. Expect great things from Abaco Central High says Mr. Hield where his students have the potential and will make a mark.Bevans Works with Technical StudentsBy Samantha V. Evans Roland Bevans, District Works Controller of the Ministry of Works on Abaco, is SchoolFrom Page 16 Mr. Roland Bevans, Abaco’s coordinator for the Ministry of Works, is working with students studying graphical arts at Abaco Central High School. The group will be constructing tables for the drawing room and other projects needed for their classroom. He will also introduce them to CAD drafting computer programs. training grade 11 and 12 students of Abaco Central High School Graphical Communication Classes while here. The teacher for this class, Ms. Deborah Deveaux, wanted to expose her students to all areas of this field and asked the support of an expert work with them hands on. Mr. Bevans is from Freeport, Grand Bahama, but was sent to Abaco to oversee the local Works Department for one year. He wants students to be serious about this course and to not look at it as an easy “A.” If they are not serious, he stated that they should not be in the class. Once they take this class seriously, they can spin off into construction, land surveying, quality surveying and project management. He began his first session with the students on September 26th and looks forward to assisting with the construction of tables for the drawing room and other projects to make the program state-of-the-art. All of the tables and other items built will be placed in the new building that is due to be constructed to house the Graphical Communication Department. He also plans to teach the students Auto CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) so they will be able to draw plans using the computer. For four weeks over the summer, four students worked with the Ministry of Works to learn more about this area. D’Shawn Arnett was stationed in Nassau and Jonathan Simms, Byron Swain and Jerome Dean worked on Abaco. Mr. Bevans taught them a Auto CAD, how to set up drawings, the various commands and allowed them to practice setting up a floor plan on the computer. They went out in the field to do some road maintenance. He was very pleased to see that the students had great interest in learning more about the field of Please see School Page 18


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DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE WE DON’T PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY 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 ofpurchase. • Tickets are non-refundable. • Baggage allowance of 50 lbs including carry-on. Excess baggage traveling with you is $0.70 per pound and travels on a space available basis. • All freight and excess luggage checked in at departure will travel within one week at the rate of $0.45 per pound.Abaco Price $190 plus US taxes of $38.65 and Bahamian departure tax ($15)Eleuthera Price $240 plus US and Bahamian taxesSPECIAL FREIGHT RATEDeliveries Thru October 31, 2006$0.45 per pound (DIM Weight Pricing) Marsh Harbour 367-0140 • Treasure Cay 365-8660 Ft. Lauderdale 954-359-8266 North Eleuthera 335-1696 • Governor’s Harbour 332-3340 • Rock Sound 334-2795 We are here in Marsh to Insurance Management.We supply all your health and nutritional needs. Telephone : (242) 367-0462Gold Card Day1st, 2nd, & 3rd day of each new month Graphical Communication. So when he was asked to assist the students with motivational lectures and hands-on projects, he was happy to assist.World Teachers’ Day Is CelebratedBy Portia Jonsson Under the theme Quality Teachers for Quality Education the Abaco District of the Ministry of Education celebrated World Teachers Day in a church service held on October 6th at the Church of God Cathedral in Dundas Town. It was a time of honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives and also to strengthen support and respect for them and the teaching profession. Teachers were honored for their dedication, passion and caring nature. Not only was the call made for recognizing them as the backbone of our nation’s eduMore School News SchoolFrom Page 17 cation system but also the guiding force in helping our children develop into healthy, happy and successful adults. Guest speaker, Mrs. Carnetla Ferguson, Assistant Director of Education, brought an inspiring, challenging and motivating message to the many principals, teachers and administrators in attendance. Teaching is a divine call while other professions are jobs. Teachers are the nation’s builders and they touch the future. Mrs. Feguson called on the teachers to see beyond the academics and see what is happening with our children emotionally and hear their cries. Statistics, she advised, revealed that in the last two years there were 178 babies born to children ages 11 to 14. She called on all to speak up saying sometimes teachers are the only ears and hands children have. “God is depending on you to make that decision”. Mrs. Ferguson instructed them to stop the grumbling and complaining, saying if our teachers of yesteryear made it then, they, Grade 9 of Forest Heights Academy participated in the world wide Coastal Cleanup. The group, led by Ms. Alana Carroll, Science Teacher, removed six large bags of garbage from the pond at Nogie Swamp. too, can make it. If you are to be called quality, then you must be visionary and a team player.Abaco Central HighSchool Health Program BeganBy Samantha V. Evans Nurse Fernander and her team of health officials began school medicals at Abaco Central High School during September with senior students. The school health program began last school year with weekly visits to The Department of Urban Renewal has instituted a new program collecting current newspapers, magazines, books and other reading material to be distributed. Students on Grand Cay are looking over material they just recieved. According to Elaine Martinborough, the officer in charge of Abaco, the program will assist students and communities in remote areas of Abaco. Her office will collect materials once notified. She can be reached at the Department of Urban Renewal at 367-0440/1/2 or in the office in Dove Plaza. Urban Renewal is not collecting for conventional recycling but to make more current reading material available. Please see School Page 19 Central Abaco Primary School. The objectives of the program are to determine the number of children in grade 1, 7 and 10; identifying students with abnormal hearing, low hemoglobin, obesity, abnormal vision or dental caries; to identify other high risk conditions such as heart disease, sickle cells, mongol, scoliosis; and to determine immunization coverage such as boosters, MMR/ Rubella, and to list other pertinent infor-


October 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 B The Hair Express and Nail Salon in Marsh Harbour held a back-to-school special and gave away books, pencils and crayons. There was a grand prize drawing for a Motorola GSM cell phone with a $20 phone card. Pictured are Pricella Douglas; winner Ryan Saunders, student of Long Bay; Taka Russell, Hair Express owner; and Owen Clark. SchoolFrom Page 18 More School News mation. Mrs. Fernander looks forward to make school health visits to both schools and others annually. Back to School Night at Central Abaco Primary School By Samantha V. Evans October 2nd was back to school night at Central Abaco Primary School and was planned for parents to meet with the class teacher of their children to see what is needed for the teacher to better teach their children. The moderator for the evening was the Senior Master Mr. Leroy Thompson. Principal Eunice Mills introduced the teachers and staff and encouraged the parents to get to know the teachers and school activities. When they get involved the children will do better in school. She would like for parents to come in and talk to school administrators when they have problems. The Extended Learning Program will continue throughout the school year for students in grades three through six who need extra help. If parents get a note from school, this means that he or she must attend the classes. All of this is to better the child academically. She encouraged them to support the school in this effort. Ms. Eleanor Darville spoke on behalf of the teachers. She believes that teachers are born to teach. If they are not, then they will not remain. The teachers at Central Abaco Primary School are a team. They are there because they care for and love the children. The teachers need them to be a part of the team because children will thrive when parents are involved.College Fair Set for November 14By Portia Jonsson The Sixth Annual Abaco Central High School College Fair is planned for November 14th at New Visions Ministries from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Over 22 colleges, universities and vocational schools from the United States, Canada and New Providence have accepted the invitation and will be sending representatives to this event. A college fair gives students the chance to talk to admission officers and school representatives and get “a scoop” on everything from what courses are offered to life on campus. It also helps them to rule out colleges as well as introduce them to new ones. Choosing the right college may be the most important decision of a student’s life. A college choice shapes other choices – lifestyles, values, occupations and place of residence. This year’s college fair committee is Chairperson Mrs. Isobel Sherman, Ms. Philippa Farrington, Mrs. Michelle Bailey, Ms. Rosalie Stubbs, Mrs. Beverly Rolle and Mr. Ken Roberts. All secondary schools in Abaco, parents and the general public are invited to attend as students explore their options for postsecondary education.Church Held Fun DayThe Marsh Harbour Seventh-day Adventist Church held a Back To School Fun Day for their members and the members of the nearby community. Many outdoor games were played, refreshments served and a Back-to-School Gift Pack which included pencils, crayons and exercise book were given to each child. The Pastor of the church, Leonardo Rahming, reminded the children to do well and to always keep God first and in the center of their learning assignments.


Page 20 B The Abaconian October 15, 2006 Ministry of Transport and Aviation Port DepartmentTO: ALL BOAT OWNERS / OPERATORS Please be advised that all Registration of Commercial Boat and Masters License expire on 31st December annually (section 8 (3) of the Boat Registration act). You are further advised that section 3 (1)(2) of the Boat Registration Act Stipulates: No boat shall ply, be offered or let for hire for use in the waters of the Bahama Islands unless and until it isregistered by the Port Authority. No person shall act as Master of a boat under this Act (Hereinafter in this Act to as “a boat for hire”) unless and until he has obtained a license from the Port Authority. To this end, any attempt to operate a boat that is not registered, or act as an unlicensed master may result in cessation of the vessel’s operation and subsequent prosecution. Applications for registration can be collected at the Port Department between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm daily. Due to the demand for inspections, the Port Department for your convenience is now taking appointments for inspections. Please feel free to contact our office at 367-0038 or 367-2934 for any additional information.Signed :Captain Cyril A. RokerAssistant Port Controller CLOSED Anyone who has a vehicle on the lot is asked to kindly remove it by October 31st, 2006. Call 367-3166 leave message. GETAFIX AUTO 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 By Mirella Snatillo Many resorts catering to a new trend of more sophisticated tourists have seen the necessity to train their employees. Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club is scheduled to officially open on November 6th It has sent most of its managing staff to some of its already opened resorts to familiarize them with the Discovery Land service. It has also had them take a five-day training course with Global Consultants Trainers and Management Systems Inc. and a week-seminar with BahamaHost. Nineteen employees met on September 11th at Friendship Tabernacle to listen to Mrs. Minna Winters of Global Consultants talk about customer service, team work, leadership and personal hygiene. Global Consultants is based in Freeport, but Mrs. Winters and Mr. Harry Rahming travel throughout The Bahamas to train hotel personnel, independent groups or to host seminars. During the five days of training, Mrs. Winters covered many topics including attitudes, listening techniques, customers’ expectations, ways to handle personal problems and ways to deal with difficult people. During the class people were actively participating, bringing in their personal experiences relating to the topics being exposed and offering comments. During a break, several employees talked about their travel experience to other Discovery Resorts. Sheryl Andrews went to Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 30th where she underwent “facial therapy training for four days. She explained, “It was a great learning experience to be working in a functioning spa.” Then she went to Texas to the Vaquero Resort where she learnt more about the job she is going to perform here at Baker’s Bay. She was accompanied in that trip by another staff member, Vanessa Lockart, who also trained as spa therapist. Back on Guana Cay, Mrs. Andrews and others set up a mini spa at the house of a resident. They will keep practicing there until the resort opens. Boat Captain Willis Levarity, an employee of Baker’s Bay since February of 2005, visited a Discovery resort located in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. On August 7th he departed for Gozzer Ranch to train in outside services and outdoor pursuits. Mr. Stuart, who started working for Baker’s Bay in November 2005 as a food and beverage server, and Mr. Garnet Dean, employed since August 2005 as a dining room manager, also went to Gozzer Ranch where they trained in a restaurant called Eddies. “It was a beautiful place,” described Mr. Dean. “We received a fantastic reception from the rest of the Discovery family. They really made us feel like we were part of a family. We visited the ranch. What they do there is fabulous. It gave us an idea of what Baker’s Bay will be like here.” He was also impressed by the welcome of the residents of the town of Coeur D’Alene. “People recognized us and treated us like we were from there.” Tanique Pratt, who started at Baker’s Bay in March of this year, visited the Whitefish Resort in Montana in July as part of the outdoor pursuit program. “I worked in a kids’ camp,” she explained. “It was wonderful. We did mountain hiking, camped out and went swimming. Here it will be scuba diving, surfing and kayaking with adults for now, but perhaps I’ll work eventually with kids.” Another visitor to Montana was Elvis Newbold, who went to the Iron Horse Resort from August to September 6th to work in the country club. “I learnt about set up and membership. The weather was beautiful, and I saw a lot of wild animals among them grizzly bears and mountain goats. It was wonderful to travel and meet people of different cultures.” Tanya Sands, a native of Guana Cay now Baker’s Bay Is Training Their Staff residing in Marsh Harbour, who joined Baker’s Bay in July 2005, has also great memories of the trip she took to the Discovery Resort of Mountain Top, North Carolina. She was there last month for seven days. “It was an observation trip,” she explained, “to learn about other Discovery Land properties. I loved it. It was beautiful and I had the chance to visit Highlands and a few places in Ashville.” These are some of the employees of Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club who were sent to other Discovery Land resorts for training. By Samantha V. Evans Brownies is a club for girls age seven to 10. The Brownie group at Central Abaco Primary School is the only one on the island of Abaco and has been operating for four years under the leader, Ms. Mackey. She would like to encourage other adults to start a group at their church or school. The program is open for students from other schools to attend if they wish to join the group at Central Abaco Primary School. The group began its cookie drive on October 9th. All money made from the cookie drive is sent to Nassau to assist with the district project chosen for the Brownie group. The local group plans nature adventures, has sleep-overs, camps and other fun outings that the leader plans. Each Brownie member wears the uniform or t-shirt at weekly meetings and they all learn the Brownie prayer, promise and guide law. Each member must report on the good deeds they did during the week. Installation of new members will take place later in the school year.Brownies Club Holds Fund Raiser


October 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 B Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties • New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 • Fax 242-366-0434 & BIG CELLlCar StereoslAmplifierslSpeakers lCell PhoneslCell AccessorieslWholesale distributors of GSM and QuikCell phone cardslElectronic Pin SystemProviding professional sales, services and installation of Ph: 365-8082lS.C. Bootle Highway, Treasure Cay, located in the blue building right next to airport 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 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 242-393-9964 Elbow Cay’s Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE 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 Guana Cay, Orchid Bay Subdivision 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 4775807 for more info. Man-O-War 5 acres sea to sea or will divide. Contact 242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613 Sweeting’s Village lots for sale. $56K and up Contact 367-0890 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 Dundas Town 3 bed 1 1/2 bath, partly furnished, washer, dryer and central air, water included. Call 242-361-5003, 242-557-5144, 242436-7343 Guana Cay 2 bed apt. $900/ 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 PROPERTY WANTED • Lots in Bahama Coral Island with ocean views • Lots in Dundas Town, Murphy Town Not realtor. Call 242-436-0217 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 242-367-3262 Cherokee Sound, Yellowwood hilltop lot for sale by owner. Gorgeious views of Winding Bay and Atlantic Ocean. $80,000 net. Call 367-7534 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. PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Roscoe Whittleton Thompson, 87, of Hope Town passed away on September 27. His funeral was on October 4 at the Ebenezer Methodist Church in Nassau and burial was in Nassau. Mr. Thompson, the third son of Capt. William Maurice Thomson And Lena Muriel, was born in Hope Town on May 5, 1919. The family moved to Nassau when he was 14. He soon found employment in merchandising and became responsible for caring for his aging parents. He was affectionately called Poppa because of his attributes of helping and sharing. He retained his love for his birthplace and was happiest when on the sea or exploring remote cays. He is survived by his wife Dorothea Christine; a son and daughter, Roscoe II and Bonnie Hazlewood; grandchilren Roscoe III, Jason, Jeffrey, Rick and Marnie; Obituaries of Family and Friends great-grandchildren Kimberley, Alex, Olivia, Whit, Britni, Roscoe IV, Dillon, Matthew and Alyse; brothers Leonard and Chester and many other family members. A memorial service will be held in Hope Town at St. James Methodist Church on November 17. Instead of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum in Hope Town in memory of Mr. Thompson. The funeral service for Naomi Helena Roker 85, formerly of Marsh Harbour was held on October 6 in Nassau. Interment was in Nassau. She is survived by grandchildren Monique, Harvette, Tammy and Philip; great-grandchildren Michael, Michaelette and C.J.; brothers Berkley and Ernald Armbrister; sisters Mispah Archer, Wilma Armbrister and Jackie Stewart; uncle Edison Armbrister; many nieces and nephews including Shelly Austin, Deborah Pearce, Lavon, Byron, Allison and Deon Coley, Tiffany King, Deidre Hepburn, Michelle Miller, Aja, Ian and J.D. Stewart, Keno and Roosevelt Archer, Lawrence Harrison, Gregory, Monique, Kara, Kevin, Clinton and Tammy Armbrister; brothers-in-law Rev. Alfred Stewart and George Plakaris; sistersin-law Alvira and Cynthia Armbrister; stepchildren Philip and Dave Roker, Bertha Bullard and Stephanie Francis; adopted children Brenda Ferguson, Alice Innis and Nigel Brown; adopted grandson Mikey; many grandnieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Daryl Schmidt a second home owner in Marsh Harbour, passed away on September 27th. When Daryl was diagnosed, he accepted it and asked for only two things: that he be allowed to die at home and that his death would be pain free. God grated him both of these requests. His body was cremated and the ashes will be scattered on the Sea of Abaco. Hospice by the Sea, an organization of doctors, nurses and medical assistants who make visits to a patient’s home, was excellent. Contributions to Hospice may be made in his name to Hospice by the Sea, 1531 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33486-3395. The funeral for Wensil Clint Laroda 13, was held on October 14 at the Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay. Rev. Stafford Symonette officiated assisted by Rev. Edward Laroda and Rev. Charles Carey. Interment was in the Southside Cemetery, Cooper’s Town. He is survived by his parents Clint and Wendy Laroda; grandmother Norma Johnson; sisters Charmair, Cadassah and Cardena Laroda and Calea Symonette; brother Ashford Rolle; adopted sisters Konica Sawyer and Felecity Cooper; adopted brother John McIntosh; nieces Jadxn Laroda and Ashfonique Rolle; aunts Priscilla Stuart, Doris Cash, Margaret Johnson, Brenda Rolle, Millie Pople, Gracie Thomas, Patsy Burrows, Lillian Knowles, Marion Strachan, Velma Petty, Nelda Laroda, Eurlene McKinney, Mildred Sweeting. Jane Rolle, Elva Nixon, Evangeline Nixon and Margaret Nixon; uncles Pastor Edward Laroda, Jim Rolle, Donald Cash, Redwin Johnson, James Rolle, Frankie Thomas, Kendall Burrows, George Knowles, Rev. Wilton Strachan, Bishop Clifford Petty, Shadrack Rolle, Arthur Herbet and Gregory Nixon; grandaunts Rebekah Roberts, Anne Mills, Mable Wilchcombe, Peacola Thurston. Cathlene Butler and Francina and many other relatives and friends.


Page 22 B The Abaconian October 15, 2006 Straw Baskets • Shirts • Hats Casual Wear • Gifts • SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 • Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 • Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted Tropical Souvenirs Business Service Directory Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 • 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 • 359-6839 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. ________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantSpecializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207Financial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training 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 Worship11:00 a.m. Evening Worship6:00 p.m. Weekdays (Prayer Meeting) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday5:00 a.m. Monday Night7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night F.T.H.7:00 p.m. Friday Youth Night7:00 p.m. Tuesday, ThursdayFamily Night For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457 or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565 Bishop Anthony Campbell242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 • Dtcog@coralwave.comJesus Saves We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and Send Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAIL Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250Kurt Key is continuing his studies in Grade 11 at Florida Air Academy. He previously attended Forest Heights Academy and his parents are Lynne and Henry Key of Marsh Harbour. Brandon Williams is in his last year of high school at Western Heights High School in Oklahoma. He was the starting guard for the Coyle Blue Jackets last season where he helped his team get to the final four. Brandon is the son of Ms. Maxine Ferguson of Spring City and is a former student at Abaco Central High School. These Students Are in High Schools Abroad Patrice Smith a former student of Dundas Town Primary is now a senior at Coyle High School in Oklahoma. She led her basketball team last year and maintains a 3.5 GPA. Patrice is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Smith, former residents of Dundas Town. Support the Cancer SocietyDonate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop Call 367-3744 for info


October 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service Expanding resort on Abaco seeks an experienced professional general manager Please fax resumes in confidence to 242-365-8316 Cracker P’s Bar and Grill on Lubbers Quarters. Help wanted starting in December. Full time bartenders/wait staff. Application forms at Hope Town Post Office or phone Patrick or Linda at 366-3139 Help Wanted Warehouse manager Contact 367-2598 Mon Fri 9 to 5. 225 HP Mercury Outboard 30” shaft, less than 75 hr. since new. DUTY PAID. $9000. May be seen at National Marine. Call Tom Wheeler 440-477-1904 COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 26’ Wellcraft Scarab “Must See” DUTY PAID. For more info call 242-367-2089 or 367-2613. 31' Hydrocat, ‘98, with twin 200 HP Evinrude engines. DUTY PAID Asking $45,000 OBO. Please contact Mark @ 242-366-0342 for futher information. 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 counsol, 25HP Mercury DUTY PAID 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 55’ Defender engine 2 x 871, engine was recently rebuilt, vessel sleeps 15 comfortably, air conditioned, water maker, 15,000 lb freezer, brand new 30 KW generator. For sale by owner. Interested persons please call 366-4239 or 5517786 on Abaco BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 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 440-477-1904 24’ Boston Whaler, ‘95 w/2 Yamahas 200 HP, Furuno GPS,Furuno depth sounder,auto pilot. Surveyed 8/05 @ $45,000. DUTY PAID $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 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE GE water softening system, never used. Duty paid. $450 OBO Call 367-0558 186 gallon aluminum tank made by CJ’s. 4.5 ft. high x 4 ft wide x 18” deep. $1200 OBO Call Hank 477-5385 93 Silverado Chevy. Asking $4500. Call home 366-2004 (6 or after) or work 367-2837 99 Chevy Lumina, gold, excellent shape, tape deck, A/C, etc. $4500 OBO. Call 365-2401 2000 Ford Explorer XLT Excellent condition. $12,500 OBO Call 242-359-0081 Harley Davidson XR Sportster, 2003, 6000 mi. Factory race bike, 1200 cc’s. $14,000 OBO Call 242-424-0345 or 394-6248October Vehicle SalesAll very clean and mostly loaded Recently serviced, duties paid • Ford Focus 2000, 4 door $9,900 • Cheverolet venture 2001 Ext van $11,900 • Oldsmobile Silhouete Van 1998 $8,900 • Pontiac Grand Am 4-door 2000 $9,500 • Nissan Sentra 4-door $6,900 • Ford Ranger Pickup 2003 $11,900 10% Off Prices Marsh Harbour at 553-7894 Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help?Want more business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 Abaco Express Providing U.S. Mail and Parcel ServiceBetween West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour Call for Details 242-367-3450 • 561-689-1010 We, the family of the late Marjorie Albury would like to thank the staff at Abaco Family Medicine especially Dr. Frank Boyce & Dr. Marc Binard for their help and assistance in our time of need. Your care and dedication to Ma Marjorie over the years will always be remembered and greatly appreciated. Some Performers at Jam Fest A variety of individuals and groups performed at the Jam Fest on September 2 in Marsh Harbour. Shown here are James Malone, Niels Wiethuchter and organizer Garnell Stuart. She was pleased with the fund raising effort. AA and Al Anon MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library. The AA group and the AlAnon group meet in the Treasure Cay Community Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Please call 357-6511 for additional information.


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