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Marsh Harbour requires cleanup, Port Dept. issues notices By Timothy Roberts With the ongoing economic pressures faced by The Bahamas and in Abaco itself it is important to be careful to make every effort to not add any extra negative forces to an already struggling tourism industry. Among the many attractions offered by Abaco’s tourism product one of the most significant is our protected waterways and sheltered harbours which has elevated the island to one of the top cruising destinations in the region. Sadly, while many harbours across Abaco have maintained their charm and beauty one in particular has seen better days. Marsh Harbour’s harbour has certainly seen its fair share of issues in recent years, not the least of which were back-toback hurricanes in 2011 and 2012 which left in their wake numerous sunken boats and damaged docks. Some of these docks were damaged in a hurricane prior to 2011 and one was damaged fourteen years ago in Hurricane Floyd. Yet many remain unrepaired or unremoved until today giving the harbour a slum-like look of a run-down neighbourhood. Above: a derelict dock in Marsh Harbour’s harbour. Many local businessmen fear the appearance of the harbour and town is discouraging visitors from returning.

Winding Bay property owners file suit against Marriot and Ritz, page 17.

TSA requiring full-body pat downs, early arrivals at Marsh Harbour Airport, page 5

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Green Turtle Cay burns Guys

Abaco Judo Club stuns region

The local club earned 4 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze and Top Athelete. Left to right: Desmond Bootle, Jonathan Strachan, Desmondo Bootle, Dre Hall, Sensei Lill. See Section B Page 22.

The popular tradition in Loyalist settlements of burning effigies of Guy Fawkes stays alive throughout Abaco. In Green Turtle Cay, the whole town got involved. See page 2.

Island Bakery keeps things fresh despite 30plus years of service, page 17.

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation had difficulties on Abaco during November resulting in several blackouts, page 5

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Guys burned on Green Turtle Cay By Mirella Santillo The burning of the “Guys” is a well anchored custom in the English tradition. On Abaco it is celebrated mostly on the Loyalists founded settlements. This year, the residents of Green Turtle Cay held the event on November 9. The celebration took place on the basketball court in New Plymouth where several “Guys” built by kids and adults were on display. The event, moderated by Karen McIntosh, turned into a fun evening with food, games and music.

Above: children dancing with a Guy.

The Cays Before being burnt, the Guys were judged by popular votes and by a panel of three judges, a visitor, Yota Aguilar and two representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, Dushinka Roberts and Kendy Anderson. A small money reward was to be handed out to the first in each category. After the last of the hat game’s participants left- a definite winner since there was a whole group of adults passing hats around for a while- Mrs. McIntosh invited the creators of the puppets to dance with them. Spectators assembled to watch the performance, while the judges in the first row noted their grades since the dance of the puppets was part of the overall competition. Commenting on the show was not the only role of Karen McIntosh, she managed to feed the assembly small bits of history concerning Guy Fawkes and his legend. She explained that after he had been arrested and condemned for trying to blow up the English Parliament and kill the king, King James I, happy to be alive, made a Royal Decree stating that the burning of Guy Fawkes effigies become a yearly tradition. Guy Fawkes night is usually celebrated in England on November 5, the date of Guy Fawkes’ arrest. Among the creations on display at the basketball court, was a Guy robot, “Love Bot“, presented by the Lowe’s children, a baby, “Bambam“, a Guy named “Tommy“, a scary Guy called “Burn Me“, an effigy of Guy Fawkes on a box and a guy protesting on the upcoming VAT Tax,

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Above: the buring of the Guys in Green Turtle Cay. The event acted also as a fundraiser for the next Island Roots Festival. among others. Cheers and applause accompanied the builders dancing with their puppet. Then the votes were tallied. Mrs. McIntosh a dedicated organizer of the Green Turtle Cay Island Root Festival, took advantage of the break to announce that the event was a fund raiser for the festival and that the proceeds of the evening will be going towards the expenses of putting it together. Then, the results were announced. In the junior category, “Love Bot“ placed third, followed by “Tommy“. Keith Saw-

yer, “Bambam“ took the first place. In the adult category, “Uncle Leon, Burn me up”, placed first. Sloan’s Guy Box came second followed by Eric Sawyer’s “No VAT”. The Guys were then loaded on the fire truck and driven to the Point where they were set on fire. The crowd that had followed stood mesmerized for a while watching the shower of sparks flying towards the sea, pushed by a strong East wind.


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Central & All Abaco Island-wide power TSA regulations outages explained ensure tightened By Timothy Roberts The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) explains that a line fault in one instance and high winds and salt spray in another are the reasons for multiple power outages in Abaco which happened November 19, 20 and 25. Public Relations & Corporate Programs Officer at BEC, Arnette Ingraham, said that the outages that spanned the evening of November 19 through to almost mid-day in some places on November 20 were caused by a line fault on the South Abaco feeder. While BEC reported “it was a that two of the failure of the outages were system itself... i s l a n d - w i d e due to a glitch c u s t o m e r s south of the it kept Wilson City happening; Power Station possibly more experienced numerous than twenty short outages times.” throughout the night. One resident reported that his power in Sandy Point went off 30 times through the night and yet another, who eventually turned his power off at the breaker switch, said it was like someone was “playing with the light switch”. Ms. Ingraham explained that the issue was due to a failure of the automatic re-closer. She said that when the automatic re-closer recognizes a fault it is supposed to shut the system down but because there was not a significant drop in the load the power station wasn’t aware that the recloser had failed to shut down the area where the fault was. “If someone had called after it had happened once or twice we might have been able to find the problem sooner and to prevent it from happening further,” she said. “However, it was a failure of the system itself because after three times it is supposed to shut down and due to a glitch it kept happening; possibly more than twenty times.” She said that technicians found that problem and they were able to fix it and they are also investigating the cause of the initial fault in the south Abaco feeder and hope to prevent it from happening again. Again on November 25 Abaco experienced as many as five outages, two of which BEC reports as being island-wide. Ms. Ingraham said that there were several problems on the distribution system related to the high winds and salt on the overhead line. She said the first island-wide outage experienced occurred at 12:17 pm was as a result of a fault in Hope Town. Supply was fully restored at 12:56pm. The second outage at 2:45pm was as a result of a fault on the South Abaco Feeder in the area of Schooner Bay. Supply was fully restored at 3:13 pm. Additionally, North Abaco experienced supply disruption as crews had to fix high voltage lines in the Cooper’s Town area that were impacted by the high winds.

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By Canishka Alexander Last month, the Department of Civil Aviation on Abaco announced that passengers must arrive early to satisfy the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) regulations, and to ensure that flights depart on time at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. TSA regulations now require security officers to conduct a full-body pat down and wanding of passengers as well as a bag search of all handbags and luggage. Private airlines are also subject to the regulations in addition to ensuring that their premises are fully secured with electronic gates and restrict passengers’ access to secured areas. To tighten security at the Marsh Harbour International Airport, fencing has been placed around the perimeter of the airport, tarmac and control tower facilities. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that exercises authority over the security of the traveling public in the United States.

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According to the head of Abaco’s Port Department they have put boat owners on notice to remove the sunken vessels which litter the seascape of Marsh Harbour’s harbour or they will remove them at the owner’s expense. The Port Department has also received funds and approval to remove a sunken sailboat and an old barge from the harbour. However, it is unclear if the Port Department will extend the same requirements to owners of derelict docks. Businessmen in Marsh Harbour believe this eyesore has discouraged some regular boaters from returning. One businessman said that the destination is expensive and visitors need to feel they are at least getting value for their dollar. Similarly, the Marsh Harbour Town Committee has noted and is seeking to take action as the clutter of derelict vehicles can be seen in numerous areas throughout Marsh Harbour and most particularly on the Port Road adjacent to the shanty town known as the Mudd. Yvonne Key, Chairperson of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee, is seeking to have these vehicles removed in conjunction with the Central Abaco District Council and they are expected to be taken away as early as the first week of December. Mrs. Key also noted that the Committee sent a letter to the Department of Environmental Health Services six months ago concerning four empty houses to be condemned and torn down. One in Cove Estates has been removed so far.

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Central & All Abaco New airport fees to be replaced By Timothy Roberts Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe in a recent interview said an increase to the departure tax in place of some of the new and increased aviation fees may be “an acceptable position” for all sides as the government anticipates a greater return from air arrivals. Mr. Wilchcombe said, “We want to make sure that the airlift numbers increase. It’s one thing to say look at the new rate, but that rate has to be predicated on your deliverables and we’re expecting a greater return.” He added that dialogue between tourism industry players and the Government was ongoing. When the new fees were carried out in July the Airlines for America coalition, which represents key operators such as Jet Blue, Delta and American Airlines, along with others organizations warned that its members “may be forced to reconsider their service levels to the Bahamas” if the new aviation fees were not adjusted. This included the new $75 fee to be paid to Customs by commercial and private pilots when landing in and departing from the Bahamas along with an additional $50 fee for processing forms by Customs, and a $50 fee to refuel. “The way they are suggesting is the possibility of adjusting or replacing the existing fees with an increase in the departure tax for passengers. We’re working with the airlines, the Bahamas Hotel Association.

All the stakeholders have been sitting and talking. I think that’s an acceptable position by all right now, but of course you have to wait and see what happens and we’re continuing the dialogue,” said Mr. Wilchcombe. He said that now is the time to make these changes in order to have the “airlift and inventory” in place so that the country can “benefit handsomely”. “If you don’t move now you’re likely to be running behind those other countries, the competitors, who are moving with haste. This is a critical time now for us to be in the game as the economy begins to turn,” he said. “Everything that happens in America and other parts of the world, we are affected by it, but more particularly the United States and the eastern seaboard. We have over the last 10 years depended heavily on the North American market, so if we’re going to change that scenario we have to ensure that there is a comfortability with the airlines.”

new terminal will not open this year and indicated that the opening is expected to happen in January. In the meantime some minor renovations are taking place at the old terminal including the painting of ticket counters and fixing some of the seating.

Magistrate hosts appreciation luncheon By Jennifer Hudson More than 20 members of the Juvenile Panel plus officials of the Magistrate’s Court attended an appreciation luncheon hosted by Magistrate Ancella Evans-Williams in the conference room of the office of the Prime Minister on November

19. Magistrate Evans- Williams welcomed everyone, thanking them for all the hard work they put in volunteering their time to serve on the juvenile panel. As an icebreaker she then asked each person to introduce themselves. The comments showed that the members of the panel come from all walks of life ranging from business people and retired persons to ministers of religion. While some are fairly new to the panel others have served for 10 years or more. These persons are selected by Cabinet based upon certain criteria and serve on the panel on a rotation basis under the chairmanship of the Magistrate.

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Official confirms terminal opening in January By Timothy Roberts Despite pessimism and rumors to the contrary, the Marsh Harbour International Airport Terminal and Air Traffic Control Tower are still on course to be completed by January 2014 according to an airport official. During her contribution on amendments to the Airport Authority Act in late October Minister of Transport and Aviation, Glenys Hanna-Martin, said that the

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North Abaco Double recommitment service surprises Fox Town By Bishop Kendell Carroll Nestled in the northern end of the Fox Town community, the Open Door Church Ministry, under the leadership of Pastor Lyndon McIntosh and his wife, co-pastor Jacqlyn McIntosh, saw the need to rededicated the ministry on Friday, November 15. The ministry first opened its doors to the Fox Town Community under the late Pastor Gorge Russell –a great servant of God who was physically challenged by his sight but still able to build the church. Known throughout the community as a man of integrity and perseverance, he pushed forward into teaching many how to live a life that is pleasing to God. On hand for this great event was Prophetess Bickell McIntosh of Nassau who brought encouraging words informing the pastor and those who attended that God is able to do the work that He has started. With much confidence, she revealed that the progress towards the goals for the ministry is building in the lives of many who grew up in Abaco and those who have touched the lives of this generation. Being a part of this community herself, she realizes that she is the person she is today is because of a praying grandmother. Her grandmother saw her as a great witness and this validates Prophetess McIntosh’s life today. She was introduced by her husband- Pastor Franklyn McIntosh who spoke highly of the prophetic gift that

is manifested in her. Over the 17 years of marriage he attested that, as an eyewitness of her flourishing gifts in the prophetic arena, many souls were blessed and many brought to a place of divine deliverance. Without delay the guest speaker, Prophetess McIntosh, confessed that to rededicate is to refocus and revisit the vision despite the challenges. As the Spirit of God manifested in the small cathedral, clothed in yellow walls, many were saturated in the divine presence of God as Prophetess Brickell spoke into the lives of those in attendance. A young lady in the hall gave her life to God was able to show her singing talent and blessed those in attendance as well. As senior pastor of the Open Door Church Ministry, Pastor McIntosh gave thanks to God for everything and he did not forget to mention those persons who had helped in the completion of the building, such as Minister Florence McIntosh, Burnaro Parker, Elkin Johnson, St. Chad’s Anglican Church, Bengy Thompson, Allardyce Thompson, Delgarna Parker, DeAngelo Parker, Rodney Flowers, Fred Wells, Dino Ambrister, Dexter Lewis, Jacqlyn McIntosh, Lynden Jr., Jakiel McIntosh, Charlese Laing, Jeffery and Brother Parker and all those persons not listed who lent a helping hand. On Sunday, November 17 the community from Crown Haven to Coopers Town joined hands once again as an act of worship to close out the rededication of this small, newly renovated church that overlooks the harbour of the Fox Town community. In a surprising celebration and act of

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Above: Fox Town’s Pastor Lyndon McIntosh, his wife and co-pastor, Jacqlyn McIntosh and their family at their recommitment ceremony in November. They also recommitted the community church. praise, the senior pastor and his wife of 17 years recommitted their vows as well. Christopher Russell of St Chad’s Anglican Church -the presiding minister- made a demonstration by pouring water into two glasses and then into one; displaying the meaning of becoming one flesh. This small bridal a party in turn transformed the sanctuary into a wedding hall as the colours white and purple came alive as co-pastor Jacqlyn McIntosh, dressed in a white dress and her husband Pastor Lyndon McIntosh, clothed in a colourful trench

coat, renewed their vows. Their youngest daughter shed a few tears seeing her parents devote their lives to each other again. Many raised their glasses in a toast of thanksgiving and were treated to a feast of peas and rice, crawfish, steak, mixed veggies and baked macaroni with a glasses of apple cider to wash it down. This double rededication service contributed as an eye-opener to the importance of mutual caring for the ministry and for each other.


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Our power company must be “going green.” They heard the concept of Earth Hour, where businesses and households take an hour every year to turn off their lights to conserve energy and preserve the planet, and thought, “Hey, why don’t we do that every day?” Yes, I know this isn’t a new issue. But with a new $100 million power plant (its location is a conversation for another time) and a couple years now to work out the bugs and kinks in the system; the issue is more baffling now than ever. But maybe our government is busy working on other things for us and doesn’t have time to properly address what many consider the somewhat important act of electrifying the third largest economy in the country. New road construction has seemingly halted and the Ministry of Works is apparently content paying their Abaco staff to sit around and watch holes grow. So that rules out this bit of vital infrastructure. The airport is only a few “deadlines” away from being pushed into next budgetyear. So we’re currently denied new air travel. If they don’t come by plane they come by boat. And after the unannounced fee-hike and immediate reduction on cruising permits earlier this year, yachters are thinking twice before making their travel plans to our islands. We have a lot of things going for us: natural beauty, great people and a relaxing atmosphere. But we can’t deny that it is very expensive to come here. And those who do come don’t mind for the most part, but they do mind being

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jerked around. So unless Tourism makes some big marketing pushes to smooth things over, we have lost quite a few big spenders. At least, you would think if we can’t have any of that stuff we can at least focus on making sure we have consistent electricity feeding our marinas, businesses and homes. We certainly pay enough for those kilowatts. And in a misguided attempt to protect BEC’s profits (which if they generated as often as they have black outs I would invest every penny) generating our own power with solar panels is illegal in this country. Sometimes the power outages are understandable. Barges and reckless anchors cut through underwater cables, hurricanes and storms snap poles and trees alike, and copper thieves would rather make a quick buck by stripping grounding wire than having lights that night. We live on a spread out island. The system is old and regular maintenance is never possible because they have to put out one fire after another. Not to mention it is incredibly expensive to maintain power plants on each main island in our archipelago. For comparison Jamaica, with a little under 10 times our population, only has to manage four main power plants. And it is hard to blame the ground soldiers here on Abaco. Whenever we are unfortunate enough to suffer a hurricane they get to work quickly and get things up and running surprisingly swiftly. No one can deny that or take it from them. For that we are grateful. But management from one administration to the next is too busy playing a game of political chess to care that the generators have run out of oil and multimillion dollar machines are burning up. And attention given to one scandal after the next (looking at you, double-dippers) draws it away from the fact that many tourists won’t return again because during their week here they couldn’t even string two nights together that they could sleep in air conditioning or read at night. So next time you pick up your monthly bill and realize it costs the same as a trip to Florida, sit down and write a letter to your Member of Parliament and the Ministries responsible. Tell them there is a difference between a high cost of living and having to take out a loan because that mysterious “Fuel Surcharge” jumped by $300 from one month to the next. But if the outages continue you may have to write to them by hand with candlelight.

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Letters to the Editor The Dock Must Go Dear Editor; When I passed the age of 75 I promised not to write to the press on controversial issues; however, country is more important than pride so here goes. Let me say at the outset that the issue under consideration is non-political Yesterday, while reading about the monstrosity at Sand Banks Creek, I saw a picture of a dock that appeared to be on the famous Treasure Cay Beach. I truly thought I was seeing things. However, after examining the photo more clearly I realized it was indeed on the Treasure Cay Beach. I immediately called four of my Treasure Cay friends in order to confirm because I found it difficult to understand how they would allow this to happen. Let me make a few remarks about the beach. 1. It is not a Treasure Cay beach 2.

It is not an Abaco beach

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It is not a Bahamas beach

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It is a world beach

It was this beach, not the location, which gave rise to the largest tourist resort and second home-owner development in The Bahamas. This resort has been the back-bone of the economy of North Abaco for more than 50 years and remains so until now. I truly wonder if Bahamians, especial-

ly Abaconians, truly realize the importance of the famous Treasure Cay beach and that it has been rated the ninth best beach in the world. But now visitors across the world will see an ugly wooden dock marring the image of this famous landmark. I say the dock must go! I hope if it is not legally removed that some other way will be found, but in time mother nature will take care of it. Awaken my fellow Abaconians and defend what belongs to us! -Patrick Bethel

Thoughts from The Cherokee Dump Dear Editor; The Cherokee Sound dumpsite must be one in a million. A million dollar beachfront site being used to dispose of the neighborhood’s garbage. Simply put it is a “tip area” right on the edge of the water between a beach and a mangrove swamp. It has been used for many years and is probably one of the best-kept dumpsites in The Bahamas. The way this works is people bring their house garbage, building trash, yard clippings, old appliances, old boats, old boat trailers you name it….the list is endless; and they dump it on the ground and leave. From time to time the community organizes machinery to push it up into piles to be burnt. Then from time to time it is leveled and pushed a little further into the mangroves.

Above: the settlement of Cherokee Sound, with the dumpsite to the left. Yes the garbage keeps coming and someone has to deal with it. I have had the dubious honour to do the pushing using my Skid Loader on and off for over ten years now and I am usually there from one to three hours at a time depending on its condition. This work has provided me with little or no remuneration as there is no formal arrangement or budget with Local Government but rather there is a need to do what has to be done to get by. I have received encouragement from a number of loyal Cherokee Folks who have assisted in taking on the responsibility to see to this task.

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they go about their reclamation efforts. This week it is obvious that someone has a new fridge as the old one is standing in the middle of the site like a sentinel overlooking many of the items that may have been in it at one time or another. I immediately decide that it is fairly good condition and that I shall spare it the usual indignation that I apply with delight to most of its compatriots. I speak of the crushing and volume reduction that my machine can easily exercise on such items. My hope is that some of the dump scavengers who pick through the dumpsite from time to time may be able to make some use of it. I leave it standing untouched during the entire site cleaning. As I drop my bucket and advance with a push along the ground through the ocean of trash I observe that I am here at high tide and the some areas are awash in saltwater puddles. I decide to avoid these as best I can or at least push them ahead by using the trash to absorb the water. Unfortunately this go round I find myself dealing with another of the problems of the Cherokee dumpsite. A number of folks like to light fires while the trash is scattered. This results in an unfortunate distribution of exploded bottles, ash, and half burnt items that is extremely difficult to work with. It is very dirty and blows up to annoy me and threaten my breathing. The saltwater

comes in handy as long as I can negotiate the elements in the right order. I am disappointed at the numbers of seemingly good tee shirts with beautiful colors that lie distributed among the trash and resist the urge to rescue them. I don’t want to be here any longer than necessary. The colours do not stand out for long but disappear among the ash and saltwater. As I progress with the task at hand I observe that someone must have endured the cost of replacing two huge hot water heaters, maybe 200 gallons each. I wonder which house they came from? Then there is a boat trailer with only one wheel. The galvanized steel has seen better days. However I decide these should be placed aside so that someone might consider using them for scrap or recycling. My mind goes back to previous efforts and I realize that the mass of trash excludes the usual heaps of black bags full of red plastic cups and liquor bottles and I realize that November is soon coming and the local bar will be back in full swing. They are still on summer break. I think on Nantucket and New England briefly. I come across several plies of soil mixed with dead thatch palms and underbrush and wonder which lot has been cleaned by its owner. Then there are the numerous piles of evidence of many building contractors abusing the privilege extended to Cherokee residents to rid themselves of their unwanted items. This time around it

involves replacement of some sheetrock, some roofing shingles and the cutoffs of plywood sheets and the usual items used in construction. It suggests a substantial amount of work and contrasts with the absence of a usual smattering of fish skeletons and crawfish heads and whips. I am pleased that there are no flies and while I see some small groups of cockroaches I see no rats or mice. A number of birds come and go as I work. I experience a tinge of guilt when I push a discarded battery along with some garden debris into the heap that I am making at the perimeter of the dump area where it is usual for a controlled burn. Then there is the one small cathode ray TV carcass that appears out of the next pile I push. It is already broken so I have no fear of it bursting and threatening my safety. It crosses my mind that this area must be rife with such items. It also crosses my mind that some lucky individuals probably have a new flat screen TV. Then yes there it is, a box. It is a Samsung 42 inch. Mine is bigger than theirs. Moving on I decide to tackle the large heap that was pushed up in my absence by one operator hired by Local Government in my absence. I wonder to myself how much that cost them and feel a little jealous but more annoyed that this pile has been pushed to a bad spot. It needs to be on the other side of the clearing if it is to be burnt and leveled. I spend a while doing this and along comes someone, who like me, isn’t in church but is dealing with garbage too. By this time it is easy to get to the back of the dumpsite and this individual obligingly drives the distance. Thanks Smiley. There are many users who drop it at the entrance, perhaps unaware that others use the area. The next visitor stops and I sig-

nal for her to place her bags in my bucket. Many times I have seen her go the distance and carry her empty dog food bags to the back of the site. Thanks Dorinda. As I move to reclaim the clearing from the salt water and trash I find some soft spots and I look for fill and soil to cover them up with. I think on how difficult it is to get help in the form of fill for this purpose. I find myself being annoyed that the use of this dumpsite by commercial enterprises comes at no direct cost to them but rather it saves them a tremendous relocation drive. Then again it is not on the side of the road somewhere. I then feel thankful for the donations by Shannon and Pete and a few others for their contributions and finish the thought by hoping yet others will be forthcoming. As the time passes the clearing takes on an openness that suggests that it could never be filled up and I wonder why I always find the garbage scattered so widely. To be certain I make sure that there is no broken glass or other threats to tires and I prepare to complete my task. This time around there are no mattresses with which to sweep the area so I have to make do with my back-blade on the machine’s bucket. I have been at it for about an hour and a half and I am tired. I also realize that I have already forgotten many of the thoughts that went through my head this time around. I also conclude that this has been a slow economic period as there were very few cardboard boxes that accompany new acquisitions and there were fewer discarded appliances as in the past. I leave hoping things will improve. -Simon Rodehn Cherokee Sound

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Business Texaco service stations rebranded as RUBIS nationwide

Above: Quality Star's Texaco service station was rebranded under the RUBIS brand in late October. The Central Pines Service Station also received the RUBIS branding. Here is a photo of Quality Star's RUBIS service station. By Canishka Alexander Two Texaco service stations on Abaco are now operating under the new RUBIS brand. Service stations located at Quality Star Auto Parts & Service and Central Pines Star Mart were redesigned with the signature RUBIS colours of green, white and red in late October into the beginning of November. Formerly owned by Chevron, The Bahamas’ Texaco business was acquired by RUBIS Caribbean recently. RUBIS is a French-based international private limited company founded in 1990 with its Caribbean head office located in Barbados. According to Sandra Sands of Quality Star, the rebranding allows improvements to help them serve their customers better.

Chovez McBride, Quality Star’s general manager, added that in the European sector, RUBIS is perhaps the number one or two brand. Its use of TOTAL lubricants and UltraTec unleaded gasoline and diesel cleans engines of fuel deposits and allows for a cleaner and smoother ride. “The UltraTec fuel burns cleaner, and more efficiently; it is a whole lot better, and the gas lasts longer,” McBride explained. “On Hyundai oil caps, they recommend TOTAL oil.” Lealon Simms, owner of Central Pines Star Mart, agreed that the products offered by RUBIS are first-rate, and that the RUBIS brand is driving down prices to the dismay of their competitors. After 10

years in the business, he is excited about the upgrades, and said that the new products and services will be welcomed by customers on Abaco. “So far, customers seem to like it, and they want to know if it is the same product,” Simms said in reference to RUBIS. In the first quarter of 2014, Quality Star will roll out their C-Store, which is a retail store. At RUBIS stations in Nassau, new features include ‘pay at the pump’ service, and a Laser 360 TouchFree car wash. McBride said that the pay at the pump service is an option they will consider, but presently Bahamians do not traditionally use debit or credit cards for purchases on the island. However, customers will be happy to know that since the RUBIS rebranding, gas prices have dropped by 47 cents, while diesel prices have dropped 25 cents. McBride said that they are passing on savings to their customers, and as a result, there has been a slight increase in sales at Quality Star. He added that everything is being done in phases, and that monthly marketing campaigns on the part of RUBIS is ensuring that the brand is being more recognized. McBride emphasized that while they are operating under the RUBIS brand, the company name remains Quality Star Auto Parts & Service. The same is true for Central Pines Star Mart, so the clarification is necessary for customers making payments by cheque. Additionally, Simms said he will have to change the name of his company to Central Pines Service Station and drop the “Star Mart” because it was a part of the Texaco brand.

Standard Hardware

CIBC/FCIB makes donation to Abaco Cancer Society

Above left to right: Valerie Hardy, Joanne Bradley and Iris Henchell. Henchell and Hardy presented a cheque in the amount of 3,507.40 to Bradley, president of Abaco Cancer Society. By Canishka Alexander Iris Henchell, branch manager of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, along with Valerie Hardy presented a cheque in the amount of $3,507.40 to Joanne Bradley, president of the Abaco Cancer Society, on Nov. 19. Hardy explained that they collected donations from the community, and also encouraged customers to assist them in their endeavour. Tins were distributed throughout the bank for monetary donations, and several items were raffled. The items included an exquisite perfume gift Please see

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tre and who will be overseeing it, states that since all of the machines are hydraulic they are very easy to operate and control and can be adjusted to suit any level. “Anyone from 18 to 84 years can work out in this gym,” he assures. “In time we want to offer more programs such as for weight loss and hormone balancing. We want to balance people's physical and mental lives," he added. The full-time schedule will begin in mid-January. Anyone wanting to sign up for the Fitness Centre can do so in the gym or the Auskell Clinic. Mrs. Collie urges everyone to come and get fit for 2014.

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box, an Albury’s Sail Shop luggage set, and two limited edition mugs with the Breast Cancer logo designed by Abaco Ceramics. Hardy added that a souse out and walk-a-thon were also held to raise funds for the Abaco Cancer Society. Henchell and Hardy extended a sincere thank you to all who contributed in the community/ customer effort because it made a big difference in how they were able to assist.

Abaco Chamber November update

Auskell Fitness Centre holds Open House By Jennifer Hudson The Auskell Fitness Centre has relocated to the main Auskell building. Their new location is upstairs on the eastern side. An Open House was held on January 21 from 1 pm to 6 pm for people to drop in and look at the new Centre, ask questions and sign up. Anybody who did not sign up during the Open House can sign up at any time in the Auskell Clinic. The Auskell Fitness Centre will be open from December 2 during the hours of 6 am to 10 am Mondays through Saturdays and after the grand opening in January the opening hours will be extended. "Today is just about getting people in so that they can see what it's all about and explaining the setup to them so that they can sign up and become healthy for 2014," stated Auskell Clinic’s Managing Director, Angie Collie. "Since the gym is now on the

Above: patrons got a hands on experience with the Auskell Fitness Centre Equipment. second floor it is more private. The Fitness Centre is geared more to females and they feel more comfortable in this situation." Mrs. Collie introduced Kayla Curry who will be running the Fitness Centre. Kayla is a native of Abaco, having graduated from Forest Heights Academy. She is in the process of familiarizing herself with all of the equipment in the Auskell Fitness Centre and is no stranger to the machines since she has been attending the local Fitco Gym for years. "My job will be to assist the clients to make sure that they are using the machines correctly and adopting the proper form so that they will not get hurt. I like working

out, myself, and it has helped me to lose a lot of weight," says Kayla. She will be able, drawing on her own experience, to help people with weight loss programs through diet and exercise. "There is a very nice relaxed atmosphere in this Fitness Centre and it is comfortable for women who want to come and lose weight because they would be less self-conscious than in a regular gym being watched by men. This is not for bodybuilding but for lean muscle and fat loss," informs Ms. Curry. "There are no heavy weights, all the machines are hydraulic." Dr. Keith Lewis, chiropractor at the Auskell Clinic, who set up the Fitness Cen-

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The Abaco Chamber of Commerce has been quite active recently and involved with several major issues facing The Bahamas and Abaco.

VAT proposed by Bahamas’ government The Abaco Chamber of Commerce has joined the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation’s newly formed Coalition for Responsible Taxation. The Coalition is comprised of some 20 civic and business organizations representing over 800 businesses that collectively employ more than 60,000 persons. The Coalition’s Mission Statement reads as follows:Please see

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“The objective of the BCCEC Coalition for Responsible Taxation is to understand and examine what implications proposed tax legislation will have on the macro economic climate of The Bahamas as well as to identify what specific tax concerns each sector of our industry has and how best to address these concerns within the private sector or through Government dialogue. It is the BCCEC Coalition’s intent to be solution driven and to encourage proactive, cooperative, collaborative and actionable dialogue between the Government and the private sector. It is our intent to advise the private sector and to make recommendations to the Government on means to implement, train, fund, educate and market responsible tax laws and regulations.” President of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, Dennis Lightbourn, attends and participates in the Coalition meetings in Nassau and continues to advise the Chamber’s Board on its latest developments. The Government has stated that it will implement VAT on July 1st, 2014. The Abaco Chamber of Commerce will hold a public workshop not only on VAT but on alternatives and the wider fiscal reforms that are needed as information becomes available. Stay tuned.

US Tax requirements for those holding dual citizenship The Abaco Chamber is concerned that many Abaconians having dual citizenship are unaware that they must file a re-

port to a US tax office annually. Recently the US began requiring banks in many countries around the world including The Bahamas to provide it with details of bank accounts and other financial institutions that US citizens sign on. The Chamber is working to bring someone to Abaco to inform these Bahamians on the U.S. requirements on its citizens to adhere to U.S. tax requirements. An article in the November 15th issue of The Abaconian summarized some of the details. This does not necessarily mean that these people owe any money, just that they must file a report to a tax office. There is time for persons holding dual citizenship to comply before any penalties are imposed. Chamber Directors Kathy and Dave Ralph are organizing this event and they can be contacted at 367-2677.

Winding Bay Property Owners sue Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Press Release A group of owners who represent the majority of the home and property owners at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay in The Bahamas (“the Abaco homeowners”) has filed a lawsuit against Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (“Marriott Vacations” or “MVW”) (NYSE: VAC), The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and related entities for, among other things, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary

duty, and fraud for their alleged failure to own and operate the Club at contractually required levels, as well as for their alleged failure to honor an obligation to extend a legitimate right of first offer to Club owners in connection with MVW’s plans to sell the property. The Abaco Club, located on Great Abaco Island in The Bahamas, was established and marketed as a luxury resort, leveraging its remote location and promises of casual and barefoot elegance. The Abaco suit alleges that Marriott Vacations and Ritz-Carlton have failed to operate and maintain the Club at the first-class, five-star level, as well as deliver the high-end amenities, including a golf course that would rank among the top 100 in the world. The suit further alleges that, as part of a corporate strategy to sell its luxury inventory, Marriott Vacations in early 2013 removed the Ritz-Carlton flag and listed the Club for sale on the public market. The Abaco suit further alleges that this was not disclosed to the Abaco owners at the time but was later acknowledged in Marriott Vacation’s SEC filings. Todd E. Soloway of Pryor Cashman LLP, the law firm representing the Abaco homeowners, stated, “After numerous attempts to bring the serious development and maintenance issues to the attention of Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Vacations, our clients felt that legal action was the only course left available. The Abaco ownership group believes that Marriott Vacations and Ritz-Carlton misrepresented their commitment to the Abaco Club and allowed the Club to fall into a state that is not commensurate with this five-star property. These issues have put each homeowner’s

significant investment at risk.” Marriott Vacations Worldwide and Ritz-Carlton are facing similar allegations in litigation elsewhere. The legal action was filed in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Orange and Osceola Counties, State of Florida in Orlando, where Marriott Vacations Worldwide, which was spun off from Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) in November 2011, is based.

Cornerstones of Abaco Business A look at businesses that have stuck The Island Bakery, since 1978 By Mirella Santillo After working seventeen years for Key’s Bakery, Mrs. Viola Mills agreed to follow the recommendations of her son Silbert and went into a business partnership with an American that her son had met, Mr. Doug Warner. She was an experienced baker, he provided the funds. Together, in 1978/79, they opened Island Bakery which was then located in Thompson Plaza. Thirty four years later, Island Bakery still supplies many residents of Abaco with Please see

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CHRISTMAS DINNER 25th December 2013 Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Menu Soup MINESTRONE

Salad MIXED GREEN SALAD Served with a House Dressing

Entree Cajun Grouper

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BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN Served in a Lemon Dill Sauce...$33

Dessert MA BELLE’S FAMOUS PUMPKIN ROLL All entrees include soup, salad, and dessert and served with your choice of Saffron Rice or Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Comments showed that the panelists view their work as very important and very challenging. They all love young people, have a desire to serve the community of Abaco and try to be a good influence on the young, making a difference in their lives, especially males. Magistate Evans- Williams told those gathered that she felt it a privilege to lead this team of energetic individuals. She stated that the juvenile panel has authority to sit and adjudicate all matters pertaining to juveniles under the age of 18 according to the powers contained in the Child Protection Act and the Magistrates Act. Two panelists sat with her on each case. "I am aware of the sacrifice you all make on a regular basis; this is more timeconsuming than sitting on a regular bench because in order to make decisions and do what is best for the juveniles, panelists must not only speak to the juvenile but also to parents and social services to get a complete picture," stated the Magistrate. Ms. Charlamae Fernander, Head of Social Services, spoke briefly stating that, "The juvenile panel is critical to the well-

being of society", and she thanked the panel for their contribution saying that they are always thorough, fair and impartial in their assessments and recommendations. Alexander Flowers, Undersecretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, gave a welcome on behalf of Parliamentary Secretary Renardo Curry and underscored the need for a strong community service program in relation to juvenile offenders. He expressed their gratitude for the services performed by the juvenile panel on behalf of the community describing their job as one very important to the well-being and continued development of the community. He described how the magistrate is able to draw from their experiences since they know the situations in the community where these juveniles live. He stated his appreciation of the discretion used in recommending for children to remain in their own community where they can receive counselling rather than be sent to the detention centre where they would be exposed to all manner of devious behaviours. Following the formalities the members of the juvenile panel and officers of the court enjoyed a delicious traditional Thanksgiving luncheon of turkey and ham while fellowshipping together.

ABACO SMALL BUISNESS RESEARCH The government will be surveying Abaco SMEs in order to improve the sector by developing a SME Act & SME Agency Date: Time: Location: Facilitator:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 8 am -3 pm Government Complex, Marsh Harbour (AB) Mark A. Turnquest

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New Year’s Eve Dining & Entertainment 31st December, 2013

Crime Report Stealing On Wednesday 20th November 2013 at 3:30pm, a 65 year old resident of Forest Drive, Dundas Town, came into MHPS and reported that sometime between the first week of September 2013 and Tuesday 19-11-13 some unknown person stole 10 white double push up windows, 3 rolls of electrical wire, a central air conditioning air handler, and a fiber glass bath tub from his duplex building under construction, together valued at $6,100.00. Same is situated at the junction of Grace Avenue and Bay Street. Police action requested. Enquiries continue in this matter. Indecent Assault (Suspect arrested and charged) On Wednesday 20th November 2013 at 11am, a 27 year old resident of Dundas Town, came to MHPS and reported that on the same date at about 10:50am, a male known to her indecently assaulted her daughter, aged 4 years old. Police action requested. Same date the male, a known mental patient, age 42 years old of Dundas Town Abaco, was arrested by officers of the M.H.P.S. in reference to Indecent Assault. On Thursday 21st November, 2013, officers of the Central Detective Unit Abaco Unit charged the accused reference to this matter. He was arraigned on 21/11/13 and remanded to Sandilands. Stealing At 12:09pm on 18th November, 2013, a 35 year old resident of Crocket Drive, Abaco, reported that sometime between 5:00pm on 17/11/2013 and 8:00am on 18/11/13, some unknown person/s stole his 90HP Yamaha engine that was attached to his boat moored at the Goombay Park, Marsh Harbour. Police action requested. Investigation continues. Att. Stolen Vessel (Recovered) At 12:35pm on 23rd November, 2013, a 52 year old resident of Treasure Cay, Abaco reported that sometime between 3:30pm on 20/11/13 and 10:30am on 23/11/13, some unknown person/s stole his 27ft Sport Boat with two 225 Yamaha outboard engines attached from Treasure Cay. The vessel was recovered intact in waters off Royal Palm Marina. Police action requested. Investigation continues.

Menu

Appetizers CRAB CAKES

Served with Lime Sauce

Soup LOBSTER BISQUE MANGO SORBET

Salad GRILLED APPLE SALAD With Baby Spinach, Spring Greens and Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese served with a Mango Dressing

Entree BEEF WELLINGTON SEARED GROUPER Topped with Roasted Tomatoes, Sautéed Mushrooms, Onions and Garlic in a Spicy Dijon Sauce

COCONUT LOBSTER

Stolen Vessel At 8:06am on 22nd November, 2013, a 69 year old resident of Crockett Drive, Abaco, reported that sometime between 5:00pm on 21//11/13 and 3:00am on 22/11/13, some unknown person/s stole a white 26ft “Twin Vee” hull boat with two 150HP Yamaha outboard engines attached from where it was docked at a local rental Company. Police action requested. Investigation continues.

Causing Harm At 10:35am on 22nd November, 2013, a 26 year old resident of Treasure Cay, Abaco, reported that sometime around 8:00am on 14th November, 2013, while at work in Dundas Town, Abaco, he got in an altercation with a co-worker who pushed him to the ground causing a laceration to his arm and to the back of his head. Police action requested. Investigation continues. Threats of Death At 4:25pm on 12th November, 2013, a 28 year old female of Dundas Town, Abaco, came to M.H.P.S. and reported that sometime around 12:30am same date while at her residence, a male known to her as Justin Sawyer, age 22 years aka “Psycho” of Dundas Town came to her residence creating a disturbance and threaten to kill her putting her in fear of her life. Police action requested. Suspect arrested At 5:00pm on 12th November, 2013, officers of the M.H.P.S. arrested the suspect Justin Sawyer. He was brought to M.H.P.S. where he was charged for the offence. The accused was arraigned on 13th November, 2013 and remanded to H.M.P. Stealing On Monday 11th November 2013 at 8:50am a 63 year old male of Little Harbour came to the MHPS and reported that sometime between 19-10-13 and 02-11-13 some unknown person stole a number of solar panels from the home of his neighbor who is presently in the USA. Police action requested. Enquiries continue in this matter. Unlawfully Carrying Arms and Poss. of D/Drugs (Suspect arrested) At 1:40am on 16th November, 2013, officers of the M.H.P.S. came into the M.H.P.S. with a 37 year old male of Dundas Town, Abaco, under arrest in reference to Unlawfully Carrying Arms and Poss. D/ Drugs. Officers arrested the suspect in the area of Surfside Nightclub where he was found in possession of a knife and a small amount of marijuana. He was charged for these matters. Stealing from a Vessel At 1:20pm on 15th November, 2013, a 44 year old male of Dundas Town, Abaco, reported that sometime between 8:00pm on 14th November, 2013 and 7:30am on 15th November, 2013, some unknown person/s stole his 30hp Yamaha outboard engine valued off his boat that was parked in his yard. Police action requested. Investigation continues.

Topped with a Sweet Chili Sauce and a Zest of Coconut Rum

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Further Business of half a dozen, the baker will make apple turnovers. French bread can also be ordered with a minimum of four. A business has to always renew itself to keep the customers interested. This will happen when Corinne Cornish, another

niece, presently away at culinary school, will return to Abaco. She will put to work her newly acquired skills by tempting the patrons with European pastries!

Former Chamber president given lifetime membership award

Above: Bertlyn Linden and Julia Mills now run the Island Bakery with the help of their niece, Georgia Cornish.

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fresh breads and delicious pastries. After buying out Mr. Warner, the Mills decided to build a shop on a Crown Land lot that Viola’s husband, Mr. Bertram Mills, owned and by the mid-eighties, Island Bakery opened its doors on the site it presently occupies. The location had changed but not the product and until 1994 when she passed away, Mrs. Mills continued to run the bakery. Her knowledge and recipes did not pass with her though. She had handed them to her two daughters, Bertlyn Linden and Julia Mills who now run the business with the help of a niece, Georgia Cornish. The two sisters have divided the tasks, with Bertlyn managing the business and baking bread and Julia baking, pastries, cakes and cookies. They also have the help of two cashiers and a kitchen employee. In spite of the drop in the economy and the raising price of supplies which according to Bertlyn Linden, have made it a

challenge, the business still thrives. “We try to make everything fresh everyday”, explained Mrs. Linden, a good reason to ensure the patronage of Marsh Harbour residents and beyond. Day in and day out, you will find the same breads on the rack and the same pastries in the display case, but now and again, Julia Mills will put out new items such as pumpkin roll, guava duff, coconut or pineapple pies, macaroni and cheese or sandwiches for lunch. Hamburger buns and hotdog rolls are special orders. For a minimum order

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Above: Abaco Chamber of Commerce President Dennis Lightbourn presenting past Chamber President Michael Albury with a life-time membership certificate for his years of service as President.

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Scotland/Guana Cay to Marsh Harbour 8:am / 11:30am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:30pm

Any stops outside the main harbour will be a minimum charge of two persons. Two persons or over will remain at regular charge.

During the month of August through December there are some adjustments made to the schedule. You are advised to contact the office for any changes.

REGULAR FERRY FARES

One Way: $17.00 Round Trip - Open Return: $27.00 Children 6-11: Half Price Children 5 and under: Free Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries depart from the Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach. Guana /Scotland Cay depart from the Conch Inn. Prices subject to change without notice.

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2 Units

367-2107

Cherokee Lee Pinder Marina Albury Cottages

3 hse 366-2053 5 cottages 366-2075

Grand Cay Rosie’s Place

352-5458

Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4200 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties 34 hse 365-4047 Leeward Yacht Club 5 hse 365-4191 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties 34 hse 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105

Guana Cay Dive Guana Dolphin Bch Resort Guana Sunset Beach Ocean Frontier Ward’s Landing Ruth Sands

11 hse 365-5178 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 13 units 365-5133 6 cott 519-389-4846 4 units 904-982-2762 9 hse 365-5140

Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse 366-0035 Firefly Resort 7 villas 366-0145 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 3 Suites 366-0003

Hope T Villas Lighthouse Rentals Sea Gull Cottages Sea Spray Resort Tanny Key Turtle Hill

3 hse 4 cott 4 hse 6 villas 43 hse 4 villas

366-0266 366-0154 366-0266 366-0065 366-0053 366-0557

Lubbers’ Quarters Cay Lubbers’ Landing

4 villas

577-2000

Man-O-War Island Home Rentals Waterway Rentals

2 hse 14 hse

365-6048 365-6143

Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort Abaco Real Estate Abaco Towns Ambassador Inn Conch Inn Living Easy Island Breezes Motel Lofty Fig Villas Pelican Beach Villas Regattas HG Christie

82 rms 6 hse 16 apts 6 rms 9 rms 16 hse 8 rms 6 eff 6 cott 32 apts 11 hse

367-2158 367-2719 367-0148 367-2022 367-4000 367-2202 367-3776 367-2681 367-3600 577-6764 367-4151

Sandy Point Oeisha’s Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm 800-628-1447

Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort

18 rm 6 hse 365-0083

Treasure Cay Abaco Estate Services Bahama Beach Club Brigantine Bay Villas Treasure Cay Resort

Mult hse 365-8752 88 units 365-8500 5 units 877-786-8455 95 rms 365-8801

Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach

Web Sites with Abaco Information

3 villas 262-820-1900

www.abaconian.com www.abacoinet.com www.abacocottage.com www.abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.com


December 1, 2013

Emergency Services

Police - Marsh Harbour 367-3437 • 911 Police - Hope Town 366-0667 Police - Man-O-War 365-6911 Police - Treasure Cay 365-8048 Police - Green Turtle Cay 365-4550 B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire - Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 • Fire - Green Turtle Cay 475-1768 Fire - Man-O-War 365-4019 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue......Marine VHF 16...............366-0282 Hope Town 366-0549 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749

Medical Services

Abaco Family Medicine, Marsh Harbour......................367-2295 Abaco Medi-Center.....................................................367-9999. Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic.................................367-0020 Chiropractor-Dr. Lewis.................................................367-0020 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay .........................................365-8288 Integrated Medical Center...........................................367-1304 Emergency................................................458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre....................................367-0050 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour............................367-2510 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 Kidney Centre, Marsh Harbour....................................367-3310 Out Island Chiropractor...............................................367-2584

Dental Services

Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Abaco Dental Asso......................................................367-0164 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508

Pharmacy

Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106

Veterinary

Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062

Airlines Serving Abaco

Abaco Air - Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is............................367-2266 AirGate Aviation - New Smyrna Beah.......................1-386-478-0600 American Eagle - Miami ......................................................367-2231 US Reservation..............................1-800-433-7300 Bahamasair - Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .............................367-2095 Craig Air - Jacksonville...........................................................367-3522 Island Wings - Ft. Lauderdale.....................................1-954-274-6214 Regional - Freeport...............................................................367-0446 Silver Airline - Orlando, Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach.............367-3415 US Reservation...................................1-800-231-0856 Sky Bahamas - Nassau..........................................................367-0996 Reservation.......................................1-242-377-8993 Western Air - Nassau ............................................................367-3722 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air...............................................................................367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .........................................................367-1920

Dive Shops

Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour.................................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War............................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town.............................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.........................................365-8571 Brendal’s Dive, Green T. Cay......................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................................... 365-5178

Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers

Extra $3 for each passengers above two • Marsh Harbour Airport to: Effective Dec 08 Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, .........................................................$10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry .........................................$15 Spring City.........................................................................................$15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ..............................$15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern ..........................................................$20 Snake Cay .........................................................................................$35 Casuarina Point.................................................................................$60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour..............................................$80 Bahama Palm Shore..........................................................................$90 Crossing Rocks.................................................................................$105 Sandy Point ....................................................................................$150 Leisure Lee ........................................................................................$50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry....................................................$80 Treasure Cay Resort...........................................................................$85 Fox Town .........................................................................................$165 • Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel .................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern ...........................................$10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Children under three - free • Caged pets - as people Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. • Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective Dec 08 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock................................................................$10 Madeira Park.....................................................................................$20 Sand Banks .......................................................................................$25 Treasure Cay Resort...........................................................................$30 Leisure Lee ........................................................................................$45 Black Wood .......................................................................................$20 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town ................................................................$40 Cedar Harbour ..................................................................................$60 Wood Cay ..........................................................................................$70 Mount Hope..................................................................................... $80 Fox Town ...........................................................................................$85 Crown Haven ....................................................................................$90 Marsh Harbour airport ......................................................................$80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport ...............................................$80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour.................................................$85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry............................................$25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole.........................................................$30

The Abaconian

Section A

Visitors’ Guide

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Restaurants • Services • Transportation www.th e a b ac o ni a n. co m

Ferry Schedules • Departure times shown • Daily service unless noted Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War - 20 minutes, Guana Cay - 30 minutes

Everyone reads The Abaconian

Albury’s Ferry Service • Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 • VHF Ch. 16 • Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch Marsh Harbour>Hope Town 7:15am 9:00am 10:30am 12:15pm 2:00pm 4:00pm 5:45pm Return: 8:00 am 9:45am 11:30am 1:30pm 3:00pm 4:00pm 5:00pm 6:30pm Marsh Harbour>Man-O-War 10:30am 12:15pm 2:30pm* 4:00pm 5:45pm * Not on Return: 8:00am 11:30am 1:30pm 3:15pm* 5:00pm Sundays Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn or holidays (6:45am - Union Jack Dock) 10:30am 1:30pm 3:30pm 5:45pm Return: 8 am 11:30am 2:30pm 4:45pm 6:30pm

Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised July 2013

Fare • Adult prepaid one way $17 / open return $27, • Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861) Note: During the month of August through December there are some adjustments made to the schedule. You are advised to contact the office for the changes.

Green Turtle Ferry • Phone 365-4166, 4128 • VHF Ch 16 • Ten minute ride T Cay Airport>Green T Cay 8:30am 10:30am 11:30am 1:30pm 2:30pm 3:30pm 4:30pm* 5:00pm Return: 8am 9am 11am 12:15pm 1:30pm 3:00pm 4:30pm* * * Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays

** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only

New Plymouth :One way adult $12 (Children $7) • Round trip $17 (Children $10) • Extra to some G T Cay docks

Abaco Adventures • Ph 365-8749 or 375-8123 VHF Ch 16 Charters Available Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday departs 11:00am & returns 3:30 p.m. $50 Round Trip T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town - Saturday departs 9:30 am, $60 Round Trip

Bahamas Ferries Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. The Great Abaco Express Eco & Historical bus tours • Call 367-2165 or 559-9160

Attractions

Beaches Pocket Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour Witches Point - 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Little Harbour - 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Cherokee - 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) • Treasure Cay • Green Turtle Cay • Guana Cay • Elbow Cay • Man-O-War Cay • Casuarina Point • Bahama Palm Shore • Sandy Point & more Tours & Excursions Abaco Island Tours • Marsh Harbour.................367-2936 Abaco Neem • Marsh Harbour..........................367-4117 Abaco’s Nature Adventure................................577-0004 Adventure on Prozac - T Cay.............................365-8749 Brendals Dive • Green Turtle Cay.......................365-4411 C & C Charters • Treasure Cay............................365-8506 Dive Abaco Since 1978 • Marsh Harbour...........367-2787 Excursion boat, Froggies • Hope Town..............366-0024 DSB Eco-Adventures • Schooner Bay................376-9858

Abaco Marinas - Slips - Fuel - Phone Green Turtle Cay

Bluff House ....................... 38..........F.................365-4247 Green Turtle Club ............... 40..........F.................365-4271 Black Sound Marina........... 15.............................365-4531 Other Shore Club................ 15..........F.................365-4226 Abaco Yacht Service........... 10..........F.................365-4033 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26............................365-4191 Treasure Cay

Treasure Cay Marina...........150..........F..................365-8250 Man-O-War

Man-O-War Marina ........... 28..........F..................365-6008 Marsh Harbour

Boat Harbour Marina....... 192..........F..................367-2158 Conch Inn........................... 72...........F.................367-4000 Harbour View Marina......... 40..........F .................367-2182 Mangoes Marina................ 29..............................367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina....... 62..........F..................367 2700 Hope Town

Hope Town Marina............. 62..............................366-0003 Lighthouse Marina............... 6..........F.................366-0154 Sea Spray........................... 60..........F.................366-0065 South Abaco

Schooner Bay..................... 15..........F.................475-7626 Spanish Cay

Spanish Cay Marina............ 40..........F.................365-0083 Guana Cay

Bakers Bay Marina........... 158.............................365-5802 Guana Hide-aways............. 37.............................365-5070 Orchid Bay.......................... 66 .........F.................365-5175

Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

Wi-Fi Marsh Harbour: Abaco Beach Resort Snappas Grill & Chill Curlytails Mangoes Restaurant Hope Town: Abaco Inn Cap’n Jacks H.T. Harbour Lodge Sea Spray

Bonefish Guides

Casaurina Point Junior Albury................ 366-3058

Cherokee Donnie Lowe................366-2275 Maxwell Sawyer............366-3058 Marty Sawyer............. ..366-2115 Randy Sawyer............. 366-2284 Will Sawyer.................. 366-2177 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell................ 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer................. 365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer............ 357-6667 Hope Town Maitland Lowe............. 366-0234 Tom Albury................... 366-3141

Pinder’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 - return 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.

Albert Lowe Museum.................................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits...Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden..................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum..................Hope Town Elbow Cay Lighthouse........................................Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef off Marsh Harbour......... Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole............Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry....................... Little Harbour Man-O-War Heritage Museum...................Man-O-War Cay Man-O-War Boatyards............................... Man-O-War Cay Hole-in- Wall lighthouse -very rough road......South Abaco Cedar Harbour plantation ruins - need guide...North Abaco Blackwood blue hole & sisal mill......................North Abaco Abaco wild horses by appointment..................... 367-4805 Bird watching - ask tourism.................................367-3067

All phones use area code 242 unless noted

Marsh Harbour Jody Albury.................375-8068 Sidney Albury................477-5996 Richard Albury.............577-0313

Hotspots Green Turle Cay: Sundowners McIntosh Restaurant Jolly Roger Bar & Bistro Leeward Yacht Club Bluff House Guana Cay: Guana Grabbers Nipper’s Bar & Grill

Charter Fishing Boats

Lucky Strike - Hope Town.............................366-0101 Sea Gull - Hope Town.................................366-0266 A Salt Weapon - Hope Town........................366-0245 Down Deep...................................................366-3143 Local Boy......................................................366-0528 Back Breaker................................................365-5140

Bikes & Scooters • Boats

Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals ..............................................367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals...............................367-1035 Bargain Car Rentals...........................................367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ....................................367-3910 Cruise Abaco......................................................577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco).......................367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars...................367-4643 Rich’s Boat Rentals ..........................................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .....................................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals .........................................367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals...............................367-4000 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental...................365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ..............................................365-4311 Cruising Cart Rentals.........................................365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ..............................................365-4655 Donnie’s Boat Rentals........................................365-4119 Harbour View Golf Carts....................................365-4411 Kool Karts.........................................................365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals .............................................365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes.......................................365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals.............................................365-4259 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals ................................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes..................................365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals......................................365-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco..............................................321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals..................................365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals..................................365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental .................357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cat’s Paw Boat Rentals......................................366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart..................................................366-0530 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 T & N Cart Rentals.............................................366-0069 Treasure Cay Abaco Adventures - Kayaks ..............................365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals...........................................365-8687 Cash’s Carts.......................................................365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals...........................................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ................................................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals............................................365-8761 Wendal’s Bicycle Rentals...................................365-8687 Schooner Bay T’s Carts............................................................557-1015 DSB Bike Rentals...............................................376-9858

Marsh Harbour cont... Terrance Davis...........375-8550 Buddy Pinder.............366-2163 Justin Sands..............359-6890 Danny Sawyer...........367-3577 Jay Sawyer................367-3941 North Abaco O’Donald McIntosh....477-5037 Alexander Rolle.........365-0120 Edward Rolle.............365-0024 Pedro Thurston..........365-2405 Sandy Point Valantino Adderley.....366-4323 Anthony Bain.............366-4107 Rickmon’s.........366-4139/4477 Pete’s Guest House...366-4119 Patrick Roberts..........366-4285 Treasure Cay Capt. Joe Pritchard....559-9117 Carey McKenzie.........365-8313

Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper Marsh Harbour Abaco Pizza..................................$................... 367-4488 Anglers....................................$$$................... 367-2158 Casiah’s.......................................$................... 367-0514 Curly Tails ................................$$$................... 367-4444 Golden Grouper..........................$$................... 367-2301 Island Family Rest......................$$................... 367-3778 Java Coffee House........................$................... 367-5523 Jamie’s Place..............................$$................... 367-2880 Junovia’s.....................................$$..................367-1271 Jib Room ...................................$$................... 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken................$................... 367-2615 Mangoes..................................$$$................... 367-2366 Rum Runners.............................$$.................. 367-0171 Snack Shack ................................$................... 367-4005 Snappas.....................................$$................... 367-2278 Wallys .....................................$$$................... 367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn ...............................$$$................... 366-0133 Cap’n Jacks.................................$$................... 366-0247 Firefly.......................................$$$................. 366-0145 Harbour’s Edge.......................... $$................... 366-0087 H T Coffee House (B & L)...............$................... 366-0760 HT Inn & Marina.........................$$................. 366-0003 H T Harbour Lodge ...................$$$................... 366-0095 Munchies.....................................$................... 366-0423 OnDa Beach...............................$$................... 366-0558 Sea Spray ‡................................$$................... 366-0065 Sugar Shack +.............................$................... 366-0788 Little Harbour Pete’s Pub...................................$$................... 577-5487 Lubber’s Quarter Cracker P’s..................................$$................... 366-3139 Man-O-War Bradley’s on the Harbour..............$................... 365-6380 Dock’n Dine..................................$................... 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar.................$................... 365-6501 Guana Cay Baker’s Bay - Market Place.......$$$................... 612-1021 Grabbers....................................$$................... 365-5133 Nippers .....................................$$ .................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay................................$$$................... 365-5175 Treasure Cay Bahama Beach Club.................$$$...................365-8500 Coco Beach Bar & Grill..................$................... 365-8470 Florence’s Cafe..............................$.................. .365-8185 Spinnaker Restaurant ..............$$$................... 365-8469 Touch of Class .........................$$$................... 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club.................$$$.................. .365-9385 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House..............................$$$................... 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro.......................$$................... 365-4247 Green Turtle Club .....................$$$................... 365-4271 Harvey’s Island Grill....................$$................... 365-4389 Lizard Bar & Grill........................$$...................365-4191 McIntosh’s Restaurant ...............$$................... 365-4625 Miss Emily’s Restaurant..............$$................... 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn.....................$$................... 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill.$$.................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe...................$$................... 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners...............................$$................... 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancy’s......................................$$................... 366-4120 Schooner Bay The Blackfly Lodge...................$$$................... 376-0321 The Red Marlin Bistro...............$$....................426-5440 Judy Mae’s Kitchen....................$.....................475-7626 Beach Cabana Bar......................$.....................376-9858


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