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BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT - Concerned residents of Abaco are calling on the developers of Bakers Bay and the Discovery Land Company to recommence their monitoring of the reef systems around Guana Cay.
Environmental group Abaco CARES said proper independent scientific studies need to be done to determine the cause of sustained reef damage.
A statement said: "Abaco CARES was formed by people who care about Abaco - whether it's the environment, the use of harmful petroleum products to run power plants, or protecting the blue holes of Abaco.
"We have a duty to protect the beauty of Abaco because that is the main reason wh ...
Many residents on Abaco are frustrated over delays in the opening of a new airport terminal in Marsh Harbour...
Residents on Abaco last week said they were looking forward to the completion of work on the airport terminal in Marsh Harbour, and the government's promise to sign a contract for a hospital on that island.
Abaconians who spoke to The Nassau Guardian said the two developments are a long time coming, and added that the tourist hub is still grappling with intermittent power cuts and bad roads.
Byron Glinton, director of reservations and leisure sales at the Abaco Beach Resort, said the new terminal should bolster tourist arrivals to the island. Glinton said because Abaco is one of the priciest destinations in the region, it caters to wealthy visitors who expect the comforts of home even when they travel to an island destination.
"You constantly hear complaints about the airport. To have an airport that big and beautiful is definitely going to leave an indelible impression on the guests coming here," Glinton told The Nassau Guardian during an interview at the resort.
"We cater to a very affluent guest in the Abacos because nothing here is cheap. It is probably one of the most
expensive places you can come to in terms of an airline rate in the Caribbean. The airport is going to go a long way with guest satisfaction. It's definitely going to have an impact on business," Glinton said.
Work is ongoing at the new terminal at the Leonard Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham told Abaco residents that his administration planned to sign a contract for the construction of a hospital in Central Abaco by the end of the month.
Glinton said Abaco, home to more than 16,000 residents and many second-home owners, needs the facility so visitors and locals can avoid the expense of flying to the capital in an emergency.
"One of the major complaints that any visitor would have is, 'what if I get sick?' You have a lot of baby boomers that come here, a lot of people over the age of 60. At that age you experience the most health concerns. One of their major concerns is medical care costs, if you have any emergency you have to charter a flight to get into Nassau.
"To hear the news from Health Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis that they are going to have a theater here, a fully-functioning hospital, is good news. All of that is going to be strong for tourism and the local economy."
One Abaco shopkeeper said the new airport terminal has been a promise from the country's leaders for decades. Still she said she was grateful for the much-needed upgrades in spite of the delay of construction.
"They've been promising Abaco that new airport now since the early 1990s and it's finally coming around," said the shopkeeper, who did not want to be identified.
She added that BEC still has challenges keeping Abaco's lights on.
"We still have a huge BEC problem up here, huge, we don't know why, that's the bottom line. But the power goes off a lot. It was off the other day, Wednesday night for six hours and Thursday for another five or six hours.
"We've had our new plant now about a year or more and it still goes off just as much as it used to do before," she said.
By JIMENITA SWAIN
Guardian Senior Reporter
Bahamas Electricity Corporation general manager Kevin Basden released a statement yesterday evening explaining the persist power cuts in Abaco that led to a demonstration there earlier in the day.
The residents said the outages are impacting tourism on the island, business in general and are making life a virtual nightmare.
The power cuts have been happening since July 13.
"The present generation challenges are due to faults that developed on a few generators, coupled with a shortage of lubricating oil that resulted in two generators not being available during a 12-hour period, until additional oil was provided," Basden sa ...
A HOPE TOWN-BASED hotel, Firefly Sunset Resort on Elbow Cay, is set to hold its grand opening on November 25, 2011.
Built by Firefly Vodka co-creator, Jim and Ann Irvin of Charleston, South Carolina, the resort offers seven villas and cottages with full-size kitchens, three pools, a snorkeling reef, WIFI and an on-site restaurant.
"We're very excited about the opening of this resort. We were looking for a place to rent so our whole family could vacation together, but as soon as we saw this property we fell in love with it," said resort owner, Ann Irvin, whose husband Jim is a partner of Firefly Vodka, made at Irvin~House Vineyard.
The resort is managed by property manager Lorenzo Ba ...
The $82 million Abaco Beach Resort is experiencing a 25 percent increase in business, despite taking a hit in occupancy levels and sales over the last four years.
While the resort has undertaken a variety of marketing strategies, they often failed to produce results - until now.
"Since 2008, business has been down. However, last year was the worst. This year, we are seeing a 20 percent to 25 percent increase in business. So it seems to be coming back and the trend is in the right direction. We hope it continues that way," according to Emanuel "Manny" Alexiou, the resort's owner.
He noted that the resort's business has picked up in two areas: transient and group business.
"We have lots of marketing strategies, but so far, it has fallen on deaf ears. That's starting to change. We have our tournaments that are very important. For the first time, group business has picked up since 2008," Alexiou explained.
"General transient business has also picked up, and the new airport terminal that is presently being constructed is also going to help us tremendously. I think the downtown area is going to start to improve because the economy is getting better so people will feel more inclined to invest into their property. So I think this is the beginning of a good trend."
Alexiou said the beauty of Abaco is that it has always been a naturally growing community that doesn't need a lot of stimulus from the government.
While things may be looking up for the resort, condo sales have not been promising.
Alexiou shared with Guardian Business that he and his partners spent close to $10 million to construct nine condo units called Harbour Residences before the recession hit, ranging from 1,800 to 3,500 square feet and featuring private verandas and access to the resort's marina.
Out of the nine units, Alexiou said only three have been sold to date.
However, he pointed out that interest in the remaining six units is beginning to pick up.
"These units were built just before the recession and we finished it in 2008 just as the recession was happening. We have had two presales and sold one since 2008. So sales have been quite slow," he added.
"Interest has picked up and we have six more to sell. On the building alone, we have spent $8.5 million but this is part of a bigger expansion plan. We have put in roughly another $2.5 million in infrastructure to make future development easier to take place, so close to $10 million has been invested in this part of the development."
The Harbour Residences condominiums start at $1,142,000.
Since opening the Abaco Beach Resort in 1955, Alexiou noted that approximately $82 million has been invested into the entire development and it employs nearly 100 people.
He continued: "We are looking forward to the continual growth of the economy and selling the rest of the condos. We are hopeful that this pleasing trend will continue."
ABACO, Bahamas - A team of tourism officials toured areas of Abaco on August
30, finding that Hurricane Irene affected resorts to varying degrees
but being assured by all property owners that they would quickly recover
from flood and wind damage.
general manager of the luxurious Abaco Club Ritz-Carlton in Cherokee
Sound, said his crews were hard at work putting the property back in
"We are left
with clean up," he said. "During the hurricane, we got a lot of
debris damage from landscaping, from some structural damage to some
of our homes, to some of our common areas, to some of our buildings,
from significant beach erosion down to our beach. So we have a lot of
clean up to do."
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The 15th Model United Nations Sessions (MUNS) was held on April 27, 2012 at the Wyndham Crystal Palace, Cable Beach.
Co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of The Bahamas and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MUNS annually brings together high school students from around the country, and sometimes from the Turks and Caicos Islands, in a forum to simulate the United Nations General Assembly.
The objective of the event is to educate students about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the functions of the United Nations.
This year's topics were: "Euro Crisis: Regional or International Financial Reform" during the morning session and, "Democracy in the Middle East: Challenge and Course", during the evening session.
S.C. Bootle Secondary School of Abaco, which represented China, won this year's event.
Officers of the
Abaco District have released the names of the persons killed in both
traffic fatalities in Abaco. The first traffic fatality occurred on
Saturday 17th November 2012 on S.C Bootle Highway, Abaco.
The victims are;
1. Carniska Rolle age 22 years of Coopers Town ,Abaco
2. Shanique McIntosh age 22 years of Coopers Town ,Abaco
Abaco, The Bahamas - On Friday 29th December 2012, around 7:40pm, wanted suspect Nevin Russell age 44 years of Crockett Drive, Marsh Harbour Abaco, who was wanted by police for Housebreaking, Shopbreaking and Stealing was arrested by police in the Pigeon Pea area.
Bahamas - Cia Monet's Beauties @ Brunch latest installment went to
Abaco on August 5th to celebrate of 50 years of women's suffrage, at the
Abaco Beach Resort.
Being honoured were
Ms. Astrid Stratton, First Lady Carmen Cornish, Miss Quitel Charlton, and
Miss Anna Albury.
The hallmark of the organization is its celebration of
fashion, beauty, sophistication, nation building, professionalism and
Nassau, Bahamas - Cia Monet's Beauties @ Brunch latest installment went to Abaco on August 5th to celebrate of 50 years of women’s suffrage, at the Abaco Beach Resort. The red carpet affair was hosted by Phyllis Albury Garraway and attendees dined on a scrumptious brunch and were entertained by singing sensation, Richa Sands. They also enjoyed a New York style fashion show featuring Abaco’s finest models wearing Herve Leger designs and more featuring clothing for women, men and children.
Female honourees were Wynsome Ferguson, Lady Carmen Cornish, Miss Quitel Charlton, and Miss Anna Albury. This event was under the distinguished patronage of special honouree Ms. Astrid Stratton, one of the first female bankers and pilots in The Bahamas. The adopted local charity was Feed the Children, to which part proceeds of the event were given.
By ALISON LOWE
With the "fear factor" high among Abaco businesses that they were set to face another "nightmarish" summer of power cuts, the Abaco Chamber of Commerce president yesterday said he was now satisfied that a "serious and genuine focus" has been brought to bear on ensuring a consistent power supply is available to the islands this year.
Michael Albury made this statement as he outlined the impact of months of daily power outages in Abaco last summer.
A "conservative" estimate, said Mr Albury, was that "$3- $4 million" in business for Abaco companies was lost, mainly due to the decision by visitors ...
Abaco's, Bahamas - Held in October of each year, the 5K Open Water Swim is set to make a splash on Saturday, October 13 at the Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour where professional and non-professional swimmers will take their position to compete in individual and team races.
ABACO, Bahamas - Held
in October of each year, the
5K Open Water Swim is set to make a splash on
Saturday, October 13 at the Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour where professional
and non-professional swimmers will take their position to compete in individual
and team races.
once again to host the Bahamas Swim Federation sanctioned, Open Water Swim, is
the Abaco Swim Club and the Abaco Tourist Office. However, a noticeable change
at this year's 5K Open Water Swim is in moving the event date to the second
Saturday in the month vs. the customary first as was the practice in years
Abaco, Bahamas - Held in October of each year, the 5K Open Water Swim is set to make a splash on Saturday, October 13 at the Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour where professional and non-professional swimmers will take their position to compete in individual and team races.
Nassau, Bahamas - Students,
teachers and parents of Abaco's Agape Christian School, make a courtesy call on
Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes (pictured centre) in the Ball Room at Government House, April
Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert
Ingraham is flanked by students and teachers of Abaco's Agape Christian School
on the steps of the Churchill Building, following a Courtesy Call April 24.
Prime Minister Ingraham is the House of Assembly member for North Abaco...
Nassau, Bahamas -
Teachers, students and parents from Abaco's Grand Cay All Age School
are pictured with Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes (seated centre),
during a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, April 6, 2011...
Abaco, Bahamas -While many Bahamians may have some idea that the Abacos attract a lot of tourism business, few know why.
Abaco, Bahamas -While many Bahamians may have some
idea that the Abacos attract a lot of tourism business, few know why. At Abaco Business Outlook 2012 (ABO), Eric Carey, Executive Director, Bahamas National Trust will speak about the National Parks government has designated in this subgroup of islands and reveal BNT's concept plan for the sustainable development of the business opportunities these
protected natural areas offer.
Abaco, Bahamas - The Abaco Cancer Society and Friends of the Environment are working together to present Abaco's second annual Kayak Challenge on Saturday, November 3rd at Pete's Pub & Gallery in Little Harbour, Abaco.
The tourism sector in Abaco is showing signs of a turnaround, according to that island's tourism office manager, but at least one businessperson is saying service levels have fallen badly and threaten the industry's future.
The turnaround in the industry can be seen in areas like the return of that island's fishing tournaments, according to the Ministry of Tourism's Abaco Manager Wynsome Ferguson. Having dwindled from the regular thirteen to about five tournaments last year, she said a dozen are on the calendar again for this year.
"Our economy is turning around, though it is not where it used to be, it's better," Ferguson told Guardian Business on Monday. The numbers of visitors to the tournaments are still a lot lower than usual, she said, but she welcomed the return of the tournaments as an attraction for guests and a generator of business and employment opportunities for locals. Hoteliers are seeing bookings improve too, though they are not made as far in advance as they were in better times, she said.
But at least one businessperson is questioning how ready the Abaco community is for the guests it is and potentially will be receiving. Daphne de Gregory, sales and marketing manger at Abaco Neem, told this newspaper yesterday that she's witnessing attitudes deteriorate and service levels diminish as prices for the Abaco experience are on the rise.
"We are over-pricing ourselves and not supporting the price with the service," de Gregory said. "People don't mind paying the price if they get impeccable service and quality for their money."
The degradation is prevalent in many businesses directly involved in the tourism industry as well as others, de Gregory said, basing her assessment on both personal experience and observation.
She often treats herself as a tourist, de Gregory said, and when she goes to places she expects tourists are getting the same level of service she does. She also draws on visitor comments from their visits to the Abaco Neem location. Often, she says she gets the subtle reminder of the state of services from customer comments that suggest their good experience is novel, and unlike the service they typically receive elsewhere.
"We give a 'wow' experience, but if everyone was giving a 'wow' experience, it wouldn't be so necessary to say it," de Gregory explained.
It may be good news for Abaco Neem, but not for Abaco or The Bahamas. De Gregory says the managers of businesses are responsible for the service standards at their firms. While many may believe they are up to scratch in terms of service, she suggested they expose themselves to other businesses to better understand the service potential latent in their staff, and how guests are being serviced at other business places.
"Business houses may feel they are giving good service, but they need to visit other businesses and see what they are doing. You can't sit in your business and know what your guests are receiving [elsewhere].
"We have to be each other's keepers, so to speak."
Business managers should not be so focused on the bottom line that they overlook other critical factors, like the customer experience, according to de Gregory. Premium service needs to be extended to justify premium prices.
According to de Gregory, traditional Bahamian hospitality is becoming a thing of the past, a trend she said must be reversed. Locals and tourists alike should be getting the basic courtesies that once were synonymous with Bahamians, she said.
"We cannot afford to be indifferent to anyone," de Gregory said. "The competition is too great out there. We have to have service, a positive attitude, Bahamian hospitality and then the sun, sand and sea will seal it for us.
"We need to upgrade our 'wow' experience in the country."
There are a handful of businesses that de Gregory said are really doing a good job on the service front in her estimation.
The marketer also said Marsh Harbor needed to 'spruce up' its buildings and environment. She said she is hearing from tourists that they feel Marsh Harbor was not that attractive, and the cays are where the 'beauty' is. She said that this situation was improving, however.
De Gregory said business owners need to see the value in improving their businesses' appearance, as it brings benefits to the way potential customers view the business and also to the morale of the staff who will take care of the businesses' guests.
Friends of the Environment and the Abaco Cancer Society challenge you to paddle for a cause.
The two Abaco-based nonprofit organizations are partnering on the Abaco Kayak Challenge, "Up a Creek With a Paddle" - an event to encourage the public to be healthy and enjoy the beautiful environment...
The Bahamas Softball Federation's (BSF) National Round-Robin Tournament came to an exciting conclusion on the Banker's Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex last night, as New Providence and Abaco split the national titles - Abaco took the men, and New Providence claimed the women.
Men's gold medal game
Creter's Bulldogs 5, Elnet Eliminators 3
As if one upset wasn't enough, the Creter's Bulldogs out of Abaco recorded another one late last night to win their first BSF national title.
Behind the arm of their towering right-hander, and with four runs in the final two innings, they flew past the Elnet Eliminators out of Grand Bahama to win the national softball title in the men's division.
The 6'5" Lyle Sawyer had just gone seven full innings against Alcott Forbes and the New Providence based Annette's Sporting Lounge Hitmen in the third place game, and then he followed that up with seven strong innings against the country's fastest pitcher, Edney Bethel and the Eliminators, winning both times.
It was the Bulldogs' bats which came though for them though, especially late in the game. William Weatherford and winning pitcher Sawyer connected for back-to-back RBI triples off Bethel in the top of the sixth inning to tie the game at three. Bethel chose to walk the next batter, but that backfired as Fred Sweeting then came through with a RBI single to give the Bulldogs a 4-3 lead. The Bulldogs added one more run in the top of the seventh inning off a RBI double by Weatherford to complete the scoring.
"We've been fighting for the past four years that we were here, and the way we did it this time is unbelievable," said William Weatherford last night. "We beat Alcott, beat Edney, and you can't ask for much more than that. This team just played phenomenal. We had a bad first night of the round-robin, but from there, we just been playing Bulldogs softball.
"We had a good season in Abaco, and that is what made us so good. Lyle worked like crazy the past three years to get to where he is today. To come out here and pitch 14 innings against Alcott and Edney and to come out on top both times is just phenomenal. We have a good group of young guys, and they came through for us."
The Bulldogs' 28-year-old hurler, Sawyer, gave up just five hits last night in the win, about an hour after giving up just five hits and striking out 12 in a shutout win over the Hitmen.
"It feels wonderful. We got one for Abaco - we did it," exclaimed Sawyer last night. "I was a lil tired at the end, but I had to push through and get the job done. The team needed me, and I came through. At the plate, we saw Edney better, and that made a difference. We chose some good pitches to swing at, and put the ball in play right where they couldn't get it. The way that I pitched in the first game, everyone was behind me and that fired me up. It feels real good to finish it off and get the job done."
The Eliminators took a 2-0 lead early in the game off a two-run shot by Larry Russell, and they were ahead 3-1 until the Bulldogs' bats woke up in the top of the sixth inning.
"It's a real difficult loss. We went undefeated for the whole tournament and to lose the last game is real difficult. It's a difficult pill to swallow right now," said Eliminators' Head Coach Vaughn Malakis.
"We tip our hat to the Abaco team. They came out here and did what they had to do, and won the national title. Edney gave it all he had. Those guys just saw the ball better as the game went on. When a team sees you at least three times at bat, they are going to put the ball in play, and that is what they did. We gave it a good effort - we just came out on the wrong side of the decision."
Bethel went the distance for the Eliminators. He suffered the loss after giving up those four runs late in the game.
The new name in men's softball in the country is Lyle Sawyer though. To knock off Alcott Forbes and Bethel in successive games is no small feat, and Sawyer came through in flying colors both times to lead them to the gold medal. The Eliminators settled for the silver.
Women's gold medal game
Sigma Brackettes 5, Portside Flyers 2
'The Big Horse' Ernestine Butler-Stubbs was on her game last night, and her defense was stellar behind her to lead the Sigma Brackettes to the national title. They outlasted the Portside Flyers out of Grand Bahama, 5-2, winning their second national title in the past five years.
Veteran pitcher Butler-Stubbs was fantastic from the mound as she went the distance, firing a five-hitter, to win the coveted most valuable player (MVP) award.
Her defense was exceptional behind her as well. Veteran Zella Symonette, who had three put outs and five assists from her shortstop position, said that the goal was to come out and play hard in the field in support of Butler-Stubbs. Symonette was the MVP of the New Providence Softball Association (NPSA) championship series for the Brackettes.
"We come out every game to play hard and do our best, and this one feels great. We did what we were supposed to do. We swept them and sent them back to where they came from," said Symonette.
"Ernestine nickname is 'The Big Horse' and that means that she can go the full yard for us, and a half, and that is what she did tonight. Coach just told her to pace yourself, throw strikes, and let your team work for you, and that is what happened tonight. Defense was the key for us. We played great interior defense, and that kept them off the bases."
The Brackettes stifled the bats of the Flyers each time they faced them - once in the round-robin section of the nationals, once in the page system playoffs, and then again last night in the championship game.
The Brackettes had just six hits last night themselves, but connected in key situations, and benefitted off a couple errors by the Flyers.
Third place batter Shevette Taylor finished 1-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored, clean-up batter Ruthann Simms finished 1-for-4 with a RBI, and fifth place batter Theota Williams was 1-for-3 with a RBI.
For the Flyers, Alverne Hall had two of their five hits as she finished 2-for-4. Batting at the bottom of the line-up, Rashell Cooper was 1-for-3 with a RBI.
Butler-Stubbs picked up the win from the mound, and Latoya Martin suffered the loss. Nerissa Lockhart came on in relief of Martin in the second inning, and went the rest of the way. She struck out four batters.
The Flyers exploded for 23 hits and 27 runs against the Sagoma Navigators out of Andros in the bronze medal game, but they simply couldn't get anything going against Butler-Stubbs and the Brackettes.
"The best we hit all tournament was in the early game today, and I think that we left our bats out there on the field against Andros," said Flyers' Head Coach Alonzo Pratt. "I thought that we were going to be ready, but hats off to Ernestine. She's a veteran pitcher and she knew what she was doing. My girls couldn't catch up with her tonight, but all in all it was a good tournament.
"For some reason, we just couldn't hit Ernestine tonight. She was dealing, and it was hard to catch up with her. I'm a little disappointed, but we'll be back."
For Brackettes' Head Coach Mario Ford, it's his second consecutive national title as he led the Bommer G. Operators out of New Providence to victory last year.
"Winning consecutive national titles with two different teams is history in the making. It feels great," he said last night. "We planned for this from the beginning of the season, and we went out there and did what we had to do. These girls came out here and showed true heart.
"First of all, I want to thank God. I want to thank the sponsor, the coaches and all of the players. From the first night, we knew what we had to do. Defense is always the key. We just came out here and did what we had to do, and finished them off."
The Brackettes got out to an early lead last night, scoring one run in each of the first three innings. They plated two in the fourth to complete their scoring. The Flyers scored once in the top of the fourth inning, and added their other run in the top of the sixth.
They settled for the silver medal, while the Brackettes marched off with the gold.
Men's bronze medal game
Creter's Bulldogs 4, Annette's Sporting Lounge Hitmen 0
After falling to them earlier in the round-robin tournament, the Creter's Bulldogs out of Abaco pulled off the upset of the tournament when they knocked off the hometown favorite Annette's Sporting Lounge Hitmen out of New Providence.
Lyle Sawyer was simply dominant on the mound to record the win for the Bulldogs. He silenced the bats of the Hitmen, giving up just five hits and striking out 12.
Losing pitcher Alcott Forbes was over-powering for the Hitmen, but gave up an unearned run in the fifth, and labored in the sixth. He gave up seven hits and struck out seven batters in total.
Eighth place batter Fred Sweeting had three of the seven hits for the Bulldogs as he finished a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBIs. His two-run double in the bottom of the sixth gave the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead, and with the way Sawyer was pitching, it was lights out for the Hitmen. They added another run to take a 4-0 lead into the seventh inning.
The Hitmen put two on in each of the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, but couldn't get them across home plate as Sawyer settled down and got the key outs when he needed them.
For the Hitmen, third place batter Sherman Ferguson had two of their five hits. He finished 2-for-3, but was stranded on base both times.
With the win, the Bulldogs went on to play Elnet Eliminators out of Grand Bahama for the gold medal and the national title, while the Hitmen settled for the bronze.
Women's bronze medal game
Portside Flyers 27, Sagoma Navigators 1
The third place game in the women's division was 'no contest', as the Grand Bahama based Portside Flyers jumped all over the Sagoma Navigators out of Andros.
Winning pitcher Nerissa Lockhart gave up just two hits from the mound, and the Flyers' offense gave her more than enough run support. They scored four times in the second inning, eight in the third, seven in the fourth and eight more times in the fifth.
The Flyers out-hit the Navigators 23-3 in the lopsided contest. Up until that point, the Navigators had a pretty respectable round-robin tournament, upsetting the Spanish Wells team just to get to the medal rounds. With the win, the Flyers advanced to the championship game to take on the Sigma Brackettes out of New Providence, while the Navigators finished with the bronze.
In the bronze medal game, the Flyers got a lot of production from a number of their hitters. Lead-off batter Christine Hanna finished 4-for-7 with four RBIs and three runs scored, and clean-up batter Monique Cooper and Altavia Hall both finished 4-for-6 with three RBIs each. Cooper scored three times, and Hall scored twice.
The Navigators scored their only run in the seventh inning on a RBI single by Nadia Ebanks.
Lockhart gave up just two hits and struck out six batters before being relieved. Alberta Russell suffered the loss for the Navigators.
Abaco, Bahamas - Attempted Armed Robbery On Wednesday 5th December 2012, sometime around 7:15pm, Officers at the Marsh Harbour Police Station received information that there was an attempted armed robbery at an
establishment on Don Mackay Boulevard, Marsh Harbour, Abaco.