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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 04-01-1996
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iLaunches Gorda Cay Job

Woffw r Sandy Point Welcomes Their Workers
The Disney Corporation has begun on the cay and in operation. The project quality vacation playground. Up until The Prime Minister has said
work on its $30 million project on Gorda will turn Gorda Cay into a premium now Disney has projects in only three "Disney's plans for The Bahamas wi
Cay. Several contractors have workers in cruise ship resort. countries: United States, Japan and bring its world famous family
the area and supplies are already Cast-away Cay, as Gorda Cay will France. They want to make this vacation entertainment and vacation experience
beginning to be shipped in. Equipment is now be known, is destined to be a top spot a truly magical Disney adventure. into association with The Bahamas." Th


Banner Day Joins School Children with

a Flag Parade, Skits and Speeches

Abaco Central High, shown above, look top prize in the Class A competition.
Each school paraded with a banner and gave a short program. More on page 18.

has the potential of bringing 400,000
people to the Gorda Cay and Nassau
yearly. Hopefully many of these will
discover the beauty of the country and
will return as land-based visitors and
second home owners.
The Disney company bought almost
400 acres of the privately owned land-
and has leased 396 acres from the
government. After five years if their
development is complete, they will buy
the leased acreage. Other areas of the


Page 33

Public Seminars

on Local Gov't
The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon.
Hubert A. Ingraham will be in Marsh
Harbour on May 24th to officially open
an island-wide.series of seminars on local
government. The theme of the seminars
will be Empowerment A New
Beginning. The meeting on May 24th
will be at the Anglican Parish Hall in
Marsh Harbour and will begin at 7 p.m.
For one week beginning on May 25th
government officials will have seminars
in the various parts of Abaco to acquaint
the people with the details of local
government. Government urges everyone
to attend the seminar in his community.
This is the first of a series of seminars
to be held throughout the Bahamas ex-
plaining local government and answer
Please see seminar schedule on page

Guana Cay Gets Phones

Guana Cay residents are celebrating
these days with their new phones which
are finally installed. They have waited
patiently until this day when they could
talk with the rest of the world from their

M.P. Robert Sweeting checks out the new
Guana phone system.

own homes. When all installations are
completed, there will be about 50
Windward Beach in Treasure Cay is
also anticipating their day to receive
phones.. The installation of the
underground phone cable will be
completed later this month and their
phones will be in service the beginning
of June. Batelco anticipates that there
will be about 150 to 200 phones in that
area bringing the total in Treasure Cay to
Two other communities are in line to
get phone service. Batelco is hoping that
before the end of the year Black Wood
and Cedar Harbour will have service.
News which will affect a variety of
residents in Abaco is the realization that
Batelco will be giving us Internet service


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Miss Talented Teen of the Bahamas

By Royann Swain
Opal DaWdkits has done it again! She
is now Miss Bahamas Talented Teen!
Just last month Opal was crowned Miss
Northern Bahamas Talented Teen in

Freeport, Grand Babama. This made
her eligible to compete in the Miss
Bahamas Talented Teen Competition
held in Nassau. The competition was
on April 28th at the Nassau Mariott
Resort and Crystal Palace Casino.
Twenty other contestants vied for the
crown and Opal was once again the
'crowd pleaser' and won the hearts of
the judges with her captivating
rendition of Imagine. Opal proved to be
quite a talented and confident
contestant. She is now eligible to
compete in the Hal Jackson Talent
Competition in the United States. Opal
will leave for New York some time in
July for this competition.
In addition to this Opal has won
numerous prizes, one of which includes
a four-year college scholarship which

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Volume 4, Number 4 April/May 1996



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Page 2 The Abaconian April/Mav 1996

The Editor Asks......Howt Does Road Money Get Spent?

A few of the stumps on Don MacKay specifically for those trees. That would are approximately 1,000 between town Those pyramids are intended for
Boulevard are beginning to sprout new give them a boost. and the airport. places where traffic is not supposed to
leaves. These are the trees which were While on the topic of Don MacKay On the road into the airport from the be, not the shoulder of the road. The
cut down several months ago. Maybe this Boulevard, who decided to spend money Round-about, they successfully keep limited funds budgeted for road work
time they can be left alone long enough for the little white pointed pyramids anyone from pulling off the road. And could be much better spent than to put
to grow into large trees once again. May along the road? And why did someone along Don MacKay Blvd there are few out hazards along our roads. If the road
we suggest that a few bags of fertilizer feel that we needed such things? There places where a car can pull off the road needs to be marked, a stripe of white
be donated to the Ministry of Works without encountering the new barriers. paint would not be a hazard.
Now if anyone has the misfortune to The new 71/2" concrete pyramids
Al Can Help Maintain To n Cleantiness stop, they will have to hope that they will would make good markers along a path
not be rear-ended. for children walking to school along
And we wonder how the mowers will Forest Drive. If there is money to be
We have a news items in the article Some of our schools are better than cope with them. Maybe these are to spent, why not have a bulldozer make a
about Hope Town about several women others at teaching and fostering this ensure that two men have to mow, one to decent path for the children, fill it with
who walk regularly and pick up trash that concept. School and home is the place mow and the other to move the white gravel or cracker dust, then delineate it
they find along their route. That shows for this concept to take root. things. with these pyramids? Hazardous vehicle
great concern for their environment. If we want to encourage our visitors to These are really very dangerous. markers there would help ensure the
That would be a great idea for people come, we must be diligent in keeping our When a car hits one, it can act as a tire students safety.
in all our towns. If you walk, carry a communities attractive. They want to chock and make the vehicle go into a If there is a surplus of time and money
plastic grocery bag and pick up trash. vacation in clean surroundings where we skid, with the driver loosing control, allocated for roads, the shoulders and
Bending and picking up the litter will add show concern for our environment. Already there have been several instances verges of the 20 mile S.C. Bootle
a little legitimate exercise to the ritual. Remember our towns are what we of damage to vehicles which accidentally Highway to Treasure Cay could be
Marcus Bethel has been commended make them. If we want a pleasant home hit them. The Gardener's Eden van improved like those North of Treasure
for removing a dead animal from the town, we must help to make it that way. sustained several hundred dollars damage Cay (which are well maintained)..
road another thoughtful resident. There Just think how much better our when one of them damaged the Then there is the 50+ miles of
are many little ways that we can improve communities would look if we all did our transmission, highway to Sandy Point....
our communities. share.



I would first make the observation that
.your publication appears to be winning
the distinction of becoming a forum of
ongoing commentary and rapport, viz the
dialogue of Steve Dodge and various
respondents. I find this encouraging
because it shows that The Abaconian
carries informative, meaningful and

debatable material. Congratulations!
Some comments on the letter from
Hubert Bethel
Mr Bethel has presented an alternative
approach to the historical aspect of recent
development of Abaco, which
interestingly enough shows that all too
often historical documentation
unintentionally injects an'interpretational

bias' into the recorded facts which often
leads to eventual condemnation of
otherwise sincere and beneficial entities.
Mr Bethel has also pointed out the
spin off benefits of a single large
'mother' project and the infrastructural
development and satellite economies as a
result of project training and facilities;
these best expressed in agricultural,

Hope Town Fire Brigade Praised for Training & Dedication

To Clay Wilhoyte
The Hope Town Volunteer Fir
Dear Clay,
On behalf of the Hop
Association and Elbow Cay res
visitors, I wish to express ou

On Taxi License
Dear Editor,
I would like to bring to you
some problems and inconsistel
see the government allowing t
There are 77 taxis license
government. Just recently the g(
issued many new licenses and
mainly to teenagers. Is the g(
thinking about the elderly who
and who need that income.
that the government gives out
the young people. The youth

thanks for the work that the Fire Brigade
does to assist the people of this island.
'e Brigade All of you unselfishly give your time and
energy on a volunteer basis working with
pe Town the Hope Town Volunteer Fire Brigade.
,idents and The training and devotion to duty
ur deepest obviously pays off when it comes to the
real thing.
There are numberable instances that
we could highlight but none is more
evident than the care that you gave to
ir attention Mrs. Linda Maloy after her dreadful
ncies that I boating accident last Monday, April 15th.
to happen. Mrs. Maloy was badly injured and
d by the knocked overboard by a falling inflatable
government boat that was being hoisted aboard their
I these are vessel. The Fire Brigade was called to
government the scene by a frantic "MAYDAY" call
drive taxis from Mr. Bob Maloy and your people
It's unfair including Nurse Letty Martz were able to
licenses to give assistance. With limited medical
should be equipment and ingenuity you were able
to stabilize the patient so that she could
Page 3 be rushed to Marsh Harbour in a Fire

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Brigade member's boat and eventually air
evacuated to West Palm Beach. The
patient had multiple severe lacerations to
her face and legs, a depressed fracture of
the forehead and a broken ankle. Your
rapid response undoubtedly played a
significant part in the patient's well being
and enabled her to remain alert
throughout the entire ordeal.
Again, our heartfelt thanks for a
magnificent job.
Yours sincerely,
Vernon Malone, President
Hope Town Association

mechanical and heavy equipment
expertise in the local community.
Mr Bethel has also touched not only
the present benefits of early OI
influences (viz training and trade), but
future concerns for Abaco and one of its
valuable resources Pine Forests. What
does the future hold ?
In a nutshell he has clearly pointed out
that economic development must change
the order of things, often in a manner not
agreeable to all of us and in a way that
does not have to be harmful to our
environment on a long term basis.
The question, of course, is whether
the development now taking place as a
result of this earlier stimulus is being
controlled by US in a manner allowing
conservation of both oir physical and
social environment. Remember that local
government allows us to become active
participants in determining future trends
of our OWN development!
Thank you, Mr. Hubert Bethel.
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Letters to the Editor

Who Removes Dead Animals on the Road?

Dear Editor,
Please allow me a little space in your
paper to bring a problem to the
Sometime ago there was a dead animal
in the road near Dr. Lundy's office. It
remained there for several days and
started to deteriorate. (Actually parts of
it became a permanent part of the
pavement.) I made several calls to local
government officials to see if there was
any person or office to report such a
problem to.
From all I could find out this is
normally the job of the Health Inspector
which we do not have, and no one had
been appointed to take care of such
problems. I don't know who but someone
finally removed what could be scraped
Again this morning there was a dog
that had been knocked down, killed and

left to rot on the road by the entrance to
Abaco Shopping Center.
Again I made calls but could only find
out that there was no one responsible for
the removal of such.
There were people in several stores in
the area wondering who would be the
one to pick the dog up and carry it away.
This also serves as a thank you to Mr.
Marcus Bethel, who even though he
didn't know he was being watched by a
number of people, stopped and took the
time to put the dog on the back of his
truck and take it away. Thanks again,
Mr. Bethel was a concerned citizen in
action but his good deed did not solve an
on-going problem. Who is responsible?
Who's job is it? When this is decided, a
phone number needs to be advertised for
the community to report to.
Thank you.

Letters to the Editor

Our Dad, Dr. Heimbecker, Needs a Rest

Dear Hope Town Residents and Visitors,
On behalf of all of the family we must
advise you that my aging father and
mother, Doctor Ray and Kathy
Heimbecker are no longer able to provide
the much needed volunteer medical
attention and care-to the people of Hope
Town as they have in the past. In their
senior years now their own health and
their need for rest is a must and we need
your cooperation and help in this matter.
The community still desperately needs
in residence medical support seven days
a week and my father strongly
recommends the government appoint and
give financial endorsement of a fully
experienced nurse practitioner to Hope
Town on an official basis. My father will
happily continue to assist the frequent
specialized surgery where necessary as a
continuing commitment to the
Our parents treat about 100 night-time
surgical emergencies each stormy winter
and are pleased to get such wonderful
support from our well trained Fire
Department. It is essential that this work
be assisted by an experienced Nurse
Practitioner who is also resident on

Elbow Cay. Several life-threatening
emergencies this past winter point up the
desperate need for such a person.
Many thanks,
The Heimbecker Children

Taxis FROM Page 2
learning skills such as carpentry. The
elderly have been taxiing for years now
and they want to continue earning their
pay. If they can't make enough money,
then the government is going to have to
pay them retirement. Isn't it better for
them to earn their own money? We
should think about this government action
and wonder if it is good.
Another thing I want to mention.
Some of these young taxi drivers are
overcharging the tourists. When this is
brought to the attention of the Road
Traffic officials, nothing is done. The
rates are supposed to be posted but they
are not. Overcharging our tourists is
going to destroy our main industry. We
cannot let this happen.
We hope that government will look
into these problems and will resolve
A Concerned Citizen

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South Abaco

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
As one of the smallest schools on the
Island, we feel our kids made a very
respectable showing at the Banner Day
Parade on March 30th in Marsh
Harbour. This was their first tryout and
we feel they put forth good effort. A
cake raffle was organized by the school
to raise money so the students could have
matching T-shirts. They memorized and
learned a chant to march to and made
noise makers to help them keep the beat
and of course, they made a banner to
represent their school. Cherokee Sound
All Age School came in fifth in the
competition this time and they hope to do
even better next time. We appreciate the
extra time and effort the parents and
teachers gave and we are very proud of
our students for a job well done.
Little Cherokee has some hidden
talents we never knew existed until the
Easter-Egg Decorating Contest that we
held for all the children on April 2nd.
Our three judges, Rev. Carla Culmer,
Guiliana Calderone and Kay Wolcott
(both second home residents), had an
extremely difficult job, indeed, to pick
the winners. An island scene painted by
Scot Albury won first place in the 4th
grade and under group and a Dalmatian
puppy rendition won first place in the
higher grade students. Both took home
$10 as their prize. There were also prizes
for second, third and fourth place as well
as an honorable mention. We believe
everyone enjoyed the artistic challenge
and can better prepare themselves for the
next year's contest.
"Will we ever have enough money to
rebuild the old schoolhouse?" Yes, if we
keep plugging away at it. We were able
to raise another $580 to go towards the
rebuilding fund on "Good Friday" at a
cook-out and fun day held at the long
dock. The new Tiki Hut and adjoining
corral made the perfect setting for this
type of function. There was an Easter
basket raffle which was won by Lorraine
(Rainie) Sawyer, who told us it was the
first time she had ever won anything.
There was an Easter-egg hunt for the
little tykes plus lots of other games and
prizes while the "big kids" (mostly
adults) played softball. .. .It turned out
to be a beautiful day. Of course, there
were hamburgers on the grill and lots of
conch fritters, cakes and candies. We are
grateful for all who worked or donated
anything. Most of all we want to thank
those who came out and spent your
money 'cause that's what adds up. That's
what makes the figures in the bank book
According to some of the old-time
smack fishermen, one of the sweetest
sights they ever saw as they neared the
land and caught their first glimpse of
home were the poinciana trees in full
bloom along the foreshore. Only a couple
of the old trees, gnarled and mis-
shapened over the years from one
hurricane or another, were able to
survive but they still put forth a lovely
array of beautiful tropical red blossoms.
Alas, now they are all gone, cut to the
ground as they got in the way of traffic.
A bitter price we must pay for
"progress." I know I will not be the only
one to remember the beauty they brought
'to the roadway along the shoreline.
Moore's Island
By Ken Owen
A Lucky Escape
On the night of the 7th of April a
pick-up truck loaded with young men and
women overturned and struck a utility

Nine Moore's Island individuals were injured when a tire blew-
out causing this tuk to sruck a light pots andlipp over on its
side. Fourpersons were air-lifted to Freeport but soon released.

pole at The Bight. First reports indicated
that it was a very serious accident as
there were nine people on the back of the
truck and two in the cab of the truck
when a blown rear tyre caused it to skid,
overturn and strike a telephone pole. All
six young ladies fell off the back of the
truck when the rear tyre burst and before
the collision with the pole.
Happily, except for one broken arm,
one dislocated wrist, one case of
whiplash and one head injury, the
remainder of the seven who were injured
suffered only minor lacerations and
shock. First aid was rendered by Nurse


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Joseph at the Government Clinic at Hard Bargain. Four were
airlifted to Freeport, treated and shortly afterwards discharged.
The tyre blow-out and excessive speed were given as the main
causes of the accident.
Providentially, had the blow-out not partly slowed the
vehicle and had the telephone pole not taken the main force of
the impact, the truck could have ploughed into an adjacent
bedroom of a wooden house where people were peacefully
sleeping. We all are thankful that there were no serious
injuries and wish a speedy recovery to the injured young men.
Wedding Bells
On Saturday the 6th of April the wedding of Makeba Stuart,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Stuart of Hard Bargain, and
Argo Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Davis of The Bight,
was solemnised at Greater Bethel Baptist Church, Hard
Bargain. Officiating was the Rev. Haywood Swain. The bride
was given away by her father. The Maid of Honour was
Shannell Stuart, cousin of the bride and the Best Man was

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April/May 1996 The Ahaconian Page 5

South Abaco continued

Chester Davis, brother of the groom.
The reception was held at the Airport
Inn, Hard Bargain. We all wish the
young couple a long and happy life.
Water Problem
"City water" for Moore's Island is
obtained from a well-field situated near
The Bight. The water is pumped from
the wells to a tall water tower about half
a mile away. Problems arose when some
of the 11-year-old steel pipes were
reduced from a three-inch diameter to
about one inch by lime deposits. This
meant that the electric pumps could only
be operated for two hours or so before
they had to have a rest. As a result
pressure was reduced to such an extent
that, at times, only low lying houses
could get any water.
When this correspondent visited the
well-field, he found Mr. Samuel Davis

up to his shoulders in a deep trench
which, single handedly, he was digging.
He had dug down to where the steel pipe
joined the PVC pipe leading to the tower.
He would then replace the steel pipe thus
relieving the strain on the pump. The
effect was apparent the following day
when some water reached the new toilet
block at the school. Unfortunately, there
are other pipes that need replacing and
the pump still has to rest, necessitating
middle of the night maintenance by Mr.
Davis, who is doing a heroic job in
maintaining what pressure we have.
Incidentally, as an employee of the Water
Board, he is not paid overtime.
When the new desalination plant has
been installed hopefully by the end of
May, these problems will vanish. The
water will be potable and the pressure
constant as the new plant will completely

Bird Hunting Season Is Closed

The hunting season for many birds
closed on March 1st and for others April
1st. The Ministry of Agriculture and
Fisheries is warning the public that there
will be penalties for hunting during the
closed season.
The season closed for the following
birds on March 1st: white-crowned
pigeon, wood dove, ringnecked pheasant,
guinea fowl and ringnecked dove.
The season closed for the following
birds on April 1st: mourning dove,
bobwhite quail, chukar partridge,
Wilson's or jack snipe, coot and all wild

ducks and geese.
The whistling duck, the Bahama duck
and the ruddy duck are totally protected
all year long.
Violators may be fined $500 and/or
one month's imprisonment. Additionally
any vehicles and equipment used may be
A reward of $500 or one-half of the
proceeds of the sale of the forfeited
articles, whichever is greater, will be
paid to the person giving information that
leads to a conviction.

8arah O'Connor & Peter Kline
Welcome You to Hope Town's
historic Harbour Lodge


Drop in for a tropical drink at the
Reef Bar & Grill, Lunch by the pool,
Dinner on the terrace or make reservations for the
popular Ounday Champagne Brunch.


replace the old system. Meantime, Mr.
Davis continues his lonely struggle.
[Ed. Note: The new desalination plant
is in Nassau, waiting to be shipped to
Moore's Island.]
Sandy Point
By Ruth Flowers
Big changes are already taking place in
Sandy Point as the Disney project gets
underway. Workmen from the Caribbean
Landscaping Company of Nassau, the
Great Lakes Company and the American
Bridge Company of Orlando are already
in Sandy Point and commuting to Gorda
Cay. They have filled up the guest
facilities of the town and are needing
more accommodations immediately.
Barges of materials are already being off-
loaded both in Sandy Point and Gorda
We were not expecting such major
changes so soon. We hope we can
accommodate them. We can see that this
will bring long term changes to Sandy
Point. We hope we can cope with all the
new influences our young people will be
exposed to.
St. Martin's Anglican Church picnic
on Easter Monday was a success and

they wish to thank all those how helped
to make it a success.
The community sends its condolences
to the family of Mrs. Betty Burrows who
passed away on April 16th after an
illness. She was a resident of Sandy
Point but passed away in Nassau.
Condolences also go to the family of
Johnnie Roker who died in Nassau on
April 29th. He lived in Sandy Point but
had been sick for while.
The community sends condolences to
Hilton and Eliza Bain who lost their five
month old baby boy on March 27th. He
arrived prematurely and was never able
to leave the hospital.
Congratulations go the SANDY
very successful season. They won the
Abaco championship over the Moore's
Island Lobsters. They then won the
Division B Championship in Eleuthera
showing themselves as the best of the
Out Islands. And they played excellently
against the top Division A team in
Nassau but were not able to win that
championship. We want to encourage
them and thank them for having a great

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News of the Cays

Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
Spring has sprung and we are seeing
more activity around Green Turtle Cay.
The basketball court was the site for
two special events in March and April.
On March 16th and 17th the Grand
Bahama Players made us all laugh with
their performance of Ca$h 3. The
P.T.A. of Amy Roberts All Age School
sponsored this event and all proceeds will
benefit the school. The school's Drama
Club also gave a performance of their
production It's Not Too Late.
The Grand Raffle was drawn on
March 16th. Mr. Trent McIntosh won
the first prize a weekend at Sanibel
On April 6th a large crowd turned out
for a gospel concert featuring The
Cooling Waters. Both the Grand Bahama
Players and The Cooling Waters were
special treats as we don't have many
plays or concerts on the island. Special
thanks to all who made these events
The first and second grade students of
Amy Roberts All Age School travelled
with their teachers, Miss Key and Mrs.
Sawyer and volunteer parent Ms. Susie
Sawyer to Different of Abaco. The
children especially enjoyed the wild
hogs, donkey and other animals. After
the Different of Abaco nature experience,
they went to Marsh Harbour for a bit of
city life lunch at Pizza Hut.
March 29th was Banner Day for
Abaco's schools. Amy Roberts All Age
School's banner won in the all age school
category. The Drama Club also
performed their play it's Not Too Late
which was broadcast over ZNS much to
the students' delight!
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Dale
Sawyer on the birth of their second child.
Matthew Dale Berlin was born on March
20th at Doctor's Hospital. Lori is the
proud "big sister."
Green Turtle Cay has two newly wed
couples. Bridget Reckley and Willis
Levarity were married on March 16th.
Bridget is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.

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Sara Key and Gavin Roberts were
married on April 6th at the Cloisters,
Paradise Island. A reception followed at
Montague Gardens. Abaco was well
represented as many family members and
friends travelled to Nassau for the
wedding. After a Caribbean cruise the
couple returned to Green Turtle Cay.
Sara is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Berlin Key of Nassau and Gavin the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roberts of
Green Turtle Cay.

Nipper's Restaurant and Bar is a new facility on the beach at Guana Cay.

On a sad note Mrs. Thalia Lowe
passed away on April 8th after a
courageous battle with cancer. Funeral
services were held on April 9th. Mrs.
Lowe is survived by her husband
Chester; two sons, Mark and Andy; two
daughters, Minerva and Rose; daughters-
in-law, Carol Jean and Debbie; sons--in-
law, Pat and Lonnie, 14 grandchildren
and many other relatives and friends.
Tiny Turtles Preschool had an early
graduation ceremony ihis year. The
Miracle Church of God was filled as
parents and friends came out for "the
show." Ashley Cash, a former Tiny
Turtle now in the 8th grade, was the
M.C. Commissioner Jack Thompson
gave the closing remarks. Thirteen
students will move on to first grade in
September. This is the largest graduating
class to leave Tiny Turtles.
Congratulations to Kelsi Farrington,

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News of the Cays continued

VHF 16 "Young Lovers."
We have all waited long enough for
the installation of phones! Look out
Bahamas for "Guana-dial-amania!" Just
teasing, though thanks to Batelco we'll
soon be dialing from our own homes.
They began installations April 30th.
The Gospel Chapel welcomes Mr. and
Mrs. Whitfield Curry from Spanish
Wells. They will be with us into the
month of June for services at the Chapel.
There was a week of Gospel meetings
from April 28th through May 5th. This
was a great time of fellowship, praising
God, special music selections,
congregational singing and gospel
On the 14th of April a surprise beach
party was given for Kristina Selden, Cliff
Maslew and the pupils of Great Guana
Cay All Age School This was a unique
way to celebrate the engagement of
Kristina and Cliff. Mr. and Mrs. Randy
Selden hosted the party. Fun was had by
all. Wishing Kristina and Cliff many
wonderful years of marriage.
Summer is almost upon us. This will
let us remember our blessed mothers on
Mother's Day, the ones that take the time
to make our lives brighter and to
converge upon the golden path of life.
Happy Mother's Day!
Some students will soon be seated for
BJC's and BGCSE's. I wish all of you
the best of luck. Others are preparing for
end of term exams. Get your head in the
books, study hard and go for it!
With schools closing the 28th of June,
this bring us to Regatta Time. This year
the Regatta parties are going to be held
at Nippers on the 5th of July and at the
Guana Beach Resort on the 6th of July.
The Guana Beach Resort is ha ing a
barbecue every Friday night with DJ
Marky Mark. Come have fun and join in
the limbo contest. There is a Guana
Special going on, too. You can visit
Guana by catching the Guana Grabber at
the Conch Inn at 9:30 a.m. and return to
Marsh Harbour at 3:30 p.m. The $25.00
fare includes a delicious lunch and drink.
By Samantha Sands
On the 19th of April Man-O-War
locals, second-home owners and visiting
boaters had a cake and homemade ice
cream party. This party was in honor and
appreciation of Mr. Don Bugala, our
weatherman on Deja Vu. Mr. Bugala
was recognized for taking the time while
visiting here to give us a weather report
daily at 7:30 p.m. on the VHF. Thanks
again, Deja Vu.
[Ed. Note: Many people in the central

Abaco area appreciate the efforts of Mr.
Bugala in bringing us excellent weather
reports in a format which we all can
understand. We all add our thanks to him
and his wife for providing such a
professional comprehensive service. We
always look forward to your return each
Weather reports are given daily year-
round by Silbert Mills on the VHF each
morning on the Cruiser's Net at 8:15. He
has several sources from which he
predicts the weather specifically for
Congratulations, Ron and Denise
Holm, on the birth of their baby girl,
Charity Grace, born on April 25th
weighing 8 pounds 3 ounces. Looking
forward to your return back home.
Hope Town

Champion Maltese named "Mouse" won
Best in Show at the Bahamas Kennel
Club International Dog Show in Nassau.
Proud owner of the dog is Candace Key
of Hope Town.
By Dan McCully
CPR Class
Ten members of the Hope Town
community completed a four hour CPR
course during the month of March. The
course was sponsored by the Hope Town
Volunteer Fire Brigade and was taught
by Letty Martz, a resident of Hope
In this course they learned how to
perform the basic life support measures
of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation used on
persons who have stopped breathing.
They practiced how to handle choking
situations on both adults and children.

Abaco Dinghy Race
Hope Town hosted an Abaco Dinghy
race on March 23rd. Seven boats
competed in the three-race event. The
two boats from Man-O-War with taller
masts and larger sails won the first two
places over the other boats which were
from Hope Town. Skip Shaw, the race
committee chairman, set an Olympic
course and the boats started with an
anchor start which is a Bahamian

They are wanting to increase interest
in these Abaco built boats. They will
continue the races and hope to encourage
others to prepare their boats and
Several women from White Sound are
very ecologically conscious. On their
regular walks they collect trash along the
route. So far they have collected more
than 30 bagsful. One resident has even
thoughtfully provided them with colorful
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North Abaco

Treasure Cay
The new Corbett Medical Centre was
officially opened on April 13th. This new
clinic was built by donations by the
residents of Treasure Cay. Mr. Alfred
Meister donated the land which is
directly behind the Community Centre.
Fund raising for the project began last
spring and was spear-headed by Phil
English and Jackie Wilson. Total
contributions to date were $460,000. The
clinic was named Corbett Medical Centre
because Mrs. Corbett was the first and a
very generous contributor to the fund.
The clinic was designed by Norman
Brinkman of Virginia and was built by
Floyd Sawyer. It was decorated by Jean
English and includes many works of art
made by and donated by residents of
Treasure Cay.
Dr. Ron Wilson is the resident doctor
and is assisted by various specialists who
come for short stays. The public was
invited to an open house to observe the
Cooper's Town
By Kenneth Major
The Church of God Youth Convention
was held at the Church of God Church in
Cooper's Town on April 8th 14th. It
was the 17th year for all the youth of the
Churches of God in Abaco to meet. The
theme was God's Expanded Hand for
Reaping the Harvest. They had an
excellent turn-out for the two daily
Rev. Major was the moderator, a
capacity he has held for the past ten
years. Rev. Donnie Anderscn from
North Carolina was the guest speaker.
The five churches are those in Crown

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donated by Alfred Miester and $450,000 donated by Treasure Cay residents.

Haven, Cooper's Town, Dundas Town,
Green Turtle Cay and Man-O-War.
By Starene Nairn
The S.C. Bootle students are very
busy at this time taking their end of term
and mock examinations.
The school now has eight computers
working and Mr. Hardeen is teaching
both high school students during the
school day and others in the evening.
Crown Haven
By Agatha Russell
The construction has begun on a new
classroom for the Crown Haven Primary
School. The residents are pleased
because they expect the room to be
completed for the opening of school in

The pace of life is slow just now with
the close of crawfish season. The men
are now conching and will soon be
harvesting sponging.
St. Anne's Anglican Episcopal Church
is anticipating May 8th when they will

have a special service. The priests who
will be convening in Treasure Cay for
their annual conference will be visiting
their church. They are looking forward
to this service.
The homecoming celebration for Little
Abaco will be held June 7th to 9th in
Fox Town. The plans are well underway
for an exceptional time of entertainment
and reunion.
Mount Hope
By Leon Pinder
The Mount Hope community held their
third annual gospel concert on Good
Friday, April 5th. The activities were
held at Estmargeo Community Park.
The highlight of the evening was the
play The Old Rugged Cross, Part Three
which was put on by the older members
of the community. The play was written
by Christine Curry.
Many different choirs took part from
Little Abaco. Master of Ceremonies for
the evening was Pastor Tyrone Mills of
Revival Time Pentecostal Church of
Crown Haven.
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The Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham
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Guana Cay
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Moore's Island
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Mr. Harrison Thompson, Facilitator
Guana Cay School Saturday, May 25th
Community Park Saturday, May 25th
Hope Town School Saturday, May 25th
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Cherokee Sound Cherokee School Tuesday, May 28th
Central District Abaco Central High Tuesday, May 28th
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Grand Cay Grand Cay School Wednesday, May 29th
Green Turtle C Amy Roberts School Wednesday, May 29th

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Experimental Fruits Being Grown

By Brickell Simms, Economist
Ministry of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture and the
Agricultural Mission of the Republic of
China are presently collaborating projects
to grow papaya and table grapes on
Abaco in an effort to diversify the
agricultural sector and improve the socio-
economic status of small farmers.
There are seven small farmers
participating in the papaya programme.
The papaya seeds were imported from
Taiwan and germinated here on Abaco.
The plant produces a medium-sized
papaya fruit that is reportedly sweet with
a red-orange flesh.
Papaya consumption is increasing
worldwide due to its reported health
qualities. The papaya fruit is about 88%
water, 9.8% carbohydrate, 0.8% fibre,

0.6% protein and 0.1% fat. A 100g (3.5
ounce) serving of papaya has about 39
calories. They also contain about 16%
more Vitamin C than oranges, are a good
source of Vitamin A and are thought to
aid digestion.
There is also a trial planting of three
varieties of table grapes by five farmers
in different locations on Abaco. The
grapes were imported as cuttings from
Costa Rica in October, 1995. Data
collected this past winter suggests that
the temperature here will be cool enough
to produce fruit. The plants will be
grafted to the local grape variety in
Further evaluations of both grape and
papaya production under Abaco weather
and soil conditions will determine the
further expansion of these projects.

April/May 1996

North Abaco FROM Page 8
In addition to the entertainment,
dinners, sodas and other foods were
offered for sale. The money raised will
be put to completing Estmargeo Park.
Little Abaco
The Little Abaco Homecoming will be
June 6th to June 9th and will be days full
of many activities. A cultural and talent
show, a fashion show, the crowning of
Miss Home-coming will be the
highlights. Other activities will include
church services, basketball, volley ball,
dominoes, conch cracking, a raffle, and
award presentations. The Prime Minister,
Hubert A. Ingraham is expected to give

The Ahaconlan Page 9

the opening address.
The people of Little Abaco invite all
Abaconians to celebrate with them. They
will be giving out trophies, medals and
prizes to participants of the many
activities they have planned. Their theme
is "Back to the Island" and they are
hoping to raise money for a much needed
community centre. It will hopefully
include recreational, educational and
sporting facilities.
The president of the Little Abaco
Homecoming Association is Mr. Leon O.
Pinder. For more information phone 365-
2164. The Abaconian will have the
schedule of events in the next issue.

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School Happenings

S.C. Bootle
High School
By Nadia Major, Grade 11
The S.C. Bootle Beauty Pageant was
held on the 30th of March at the
Community Hall in Fire Road, Abaco.
The show was scheduled to begin at 7:30
p.m. Many people waited impatiently for
the show to begin because everyone
wanted to know who would be the S.C.
Bootle's Beauty Queen.
The appearance of each contestant was
marvelous. Their hair styles were
beautiful and their make-up and attire
were very elegant. The audience was
captivated and loudly showed their
appreciation. The contestants were very
self-confident and able to do whatever
they had to do to the best of their ability.
Mr. Green, Principal of S.C. Bootle,
opened the occasion by singing the
National Anthem along with a student
from Grade 12.
After that the first item on the agenda
was a performance by a group of
students. Following the performance,
there was the introduction of the
contestants. Each contestant had to say
her name, her pageant name, her
ambition in life and her age. Sabrina
Laing was Miss Poinciana, Tina Well
was Miss Hibiscus, Wendy Cooper was
Miss Sunflower, Tamara Ferguson was
Miss Yellow Elder and Laterah
Armbrister was Miss Morning Glory.
As the night proceeded, we had a skit
that the audience found very amusing.
Each contestant had to display her talent,
which included singing, writing poems
and acting.
As the time drew near for the
announcement of the winner, they were
lined up in order and each of them
walked confidently and waved to the
crowd. The judges seemed to be very
strict and agreeable in making their
choices and decisions.
As the time came for the runners-up to
be announced, the crowd waited in great
anticipation. Our fourth runner up was
Miss Sunflower, third was Miss
Poinciana, second was Miss Yellow
Elder and Miss Morning Glory was our
first runner-up. The S.C. Bootle Beauty
Pageant was won by Tina Wells, Miss
Hibiscus. Everyone agreed that she
deserved to be S.C. Bootle Queen.

Everyone was happy for her. The
runners-up received flowers, an envelope
and a gift. Miss Hibiscus, Tina Wells,
received her crown and a bouquet of red
roses. She hugged and took pictures with
her family. It was a very happy occasion.

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Miss Tina Wells is Miss S. C. Bootle

Forest Heights
The students at Forest Heights
Academy have been learning in many
ways. Their basic academic studies are
being supplemented by a variety of
hands-on experiences to enhance and
enrich their learning.
February 22nd, the day before mid-
term, saw a new venture for Forest
Heights an art show. Many students
submitted work for the display and Susan
Parotti kindly agreed to take on the
difficult task of judging. Burgers were
grilled and both students and parents had
a most enjoyable day.
Immediately after mid-term Grade 12
spent a week and a half working on their
mock BGCSE examinations. On Friday
the track and field team went to Abaco
Central High School to compete in the
Track and Field Meet where they were a
credit both to themselves and to the
Those who stayed at school held
another barbecue, the proceeds from
which helped to defray the costs of the
Grade 8 and 9 study cruise.
Ten students and science teacher, Joy
Chaplin chartered the 67 foot sail boat

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celestial navigation and seamanship.
Additionally they did marine experiments
on water clarity; they studied coastal
erosion and did dolphin watching. They
managed to get in some fishing and

swimming and they took advantage of the
peace and quiet to keep up with their
regular school work.
Another field trip on March 20th took
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More School Happenings

Museum and the lighthouse as well as the
graveyards. They interviewed local
residents to find out about the past.
Grade 10 also had two visits from
Sacha Warunkin, an artist and cartoonist
who has worked for Disney Studios. He
gave them many new ideas and
encouraged them to look more at the
possibility of art as a career.
March 18th St. Andrews School from
Nassau visited as they do each year.
They stay at Abaco Youth Camp for a
week and during that time compete with
Forest Heights in softball. The Forest
Heights team is to be congratulated as
they won both games with final scores of

22 to 9 and 17 to 5. Forest Heights
students are finding that working and
playing together can be challenging yet a
lot of fun. Their annual softball battle
with St. Andrews is a very enjoyable
Some Forest Heights students entered
a speech competition on April 22nd and
others are entering an essay competition
sponsored by the Templeton Foundation.
They represented their school at Banner
Day on March 29th as well as rushing to
complete the course-work deadlines. All
this made the Easter break very

New Primary School to Hold 600 Pupils

Marsh Harbour is scheduled to have a
new primary school. It is one of five
schools being financed by the Inter-
American Development Bank. The Bank
is providing $21 million and the Bahamas
is supplying $12 million in matching
funds. Besides the five schools the funds
will finance some additional educational
The five schools will be built over a
period of 36 months. The first phase of
the first school in Nassau was completed
in time for the opening of school
September 1995. The second phase of

that school will begin shortly and is
expected to be completed by September
The Abaco Primary School will be
built in the government sub-division and
will accommodate 600 students. It will be
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construction now in Nassau. At the
official opening of a school in Nassau,
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
commented, "These schools are to be
followed by new state-of-the-art primary
schools in Marsh Harbour, Abaco and
George Town, Exuma."


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Wesley College celebrated its seventh
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Anglican Clergy
Meets in Abaco
Provided by Father Marray
The Annual Clergy Conference of the
Diocese of Nassau and the Bahamas
including the Turks and Caicos Island
will convene this year in Treasure Cay,
Abaco, on May 6th to 10th. Over sixty
clergy from the diocese, including the

The Sandy Point choir with their golden crowns singing in the production "Flight Final
The Sandy Point choir with their golden crowns singing in the production "Flight Final"

Flight Final
Sandy Point was the location for the
presentation of the musical drama Flight
Final on April 7th at the Mt. Zion
Baptist Church. The church was filled to
watch the production which depicted life
in the hereafter. The choirs, soloists and
narrator developed their concept of the
departure of this life in Scene One and
their arrival in heaven in Scene Two.
The music was exceptional and filled the
church with praise.
During the Intermission, the
congregation was treated to music by
groups from other churches in Sandy
Point and Crossing Rocks.
The drama was directed and produced
by Island Administrator Everette Hart
and Ms. Eliza Pinder. Narrator was Mr.
Patrick Roberts. The choir and soloists of
Mt. Zion Baptist Church were
accompanied by Mr. Jason Roberts on
the organ, Mr. Lowell Burrows on the
drums and trumpeters Lynden Newbold
and Faron Newbold. Rev. Napoleon
Roberts closed the service.
Baptist Convention
The Zion Baptist Churches of Abaco
are holding their convention May 13th to

19th at Fox Town. District Moderator
Rev. Allan J. Mills of Cedar Harbour
will be a main speaker. Services will be
held each night and they invite the
The leaders of the churches of central
Abaco are planning an ecumenical church
service to commemorate Independence.
This service will be held on the night of
July 9th.
Fun Day and Dinner
The Murphy Town Zion Baptist
Church will have a Fun Day and Dinner
on Labour Day, June 7th. This will be
held at Crossing Beach. They invite the
community to enjoy that day with them.
Missions Conference
The New Life Bible Church in Man-
O-War will be having its Missions
Conference on May 29th through June
2nd. There will be missionaries from
Guiana, Malaysia and Zaire to speak of
their work. They expect members from
several other churches to be in

Administrators Hart & Cunningham

are Honoured For Long Service
On March 28th the Governor General Abaco was honoured for his 40 years of
Sir Orville Turnquest honoured 15 service. Also honoured was Mr. Preston
persons in the Department of Local Cunningham, Deputy Administrator at
Government who have spent more than Sandy Point, who has given 24 years of
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pertaining to the current and future
development of the diocese.
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April 13th a night to remember. On
this special occasion the Rotary Club of
Abaco honoured two outstanding
Abaconians in the Pavilion at the Great
Abaco Beach Hotel Lucien Stratton and
Leonard Thompson. About 130 attended
the dinner.
The two men were honoured with Paul
Harris Fellowships. This was the first
time anyone outside the Rotary Club was
honoured in this way. The Paul Harris
Fellowships are the highest honour the
Rotary Club confers. They are given in
recognition of contributions make to local
development. On giving these awards,
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received the United Nations award in the
area of Environmental and Sustainable
Clean Islands International, in
accepting the award, recognized the
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communities of Guana Cay, Man-O-War
and Hope Town for their participation in
their "Share Our Car, Be Aware"
PLEASE SEE Teachers Page 27

to remote communities. He and his
brother Stuart began a local crawfish
business long before it was the lucrative
operation it is today.
In 1955 Mr. Stratton with others
began Sea Breezes Ltd, a construction
firm which built roads and airstrips on
Abaco as well as on several other Family
Islands. They opened the first major
hardware store in Abaco, now Standard
Hardware, the electrical company for
Marsh Harbour and a shipping company.
He has the honor of being the first
person outside the Rotary Club in Abaco
to be named a Paul Harris Fellow.
Captain Leonard Thompson, OBE,
was originally from Hope Town but went
to sea with his father at an early age.
During W.W. II he saw active duty as a
pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force,
was shot down and held prisoner of war

his return to The Bahamas, he pioneered
aviation in the Family Islands.
In 1959 Mr. Thompson with others
developed the Treasure Cay Resort and
went on to build the Great Abaco Beach
Hotel. He served as MP for Abaco for
four terms in the 1950s and 1960s. and
was instrumental in bringing about many
social reforms and economic benefits to
The large group attending attested to
the respect and admiration there is in the
community for these two outstanding

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April/May 1996

Central Abaco

will afford her the opportune
college abroad. The scho
donated by City Markets
Well done, Opal!
Opal is fifteen years old
grade student at the Ab
Secondary School.
enthusiastically welcomed I
arrival from Nassau by nun
mates, teachers, neighbors
wishers who were at the
proceeded from there on a '
through the community a
school. On arrival at sc
students and teachers all j
warm welcome and gave h
kisses along with congratulat
The school will definitely
special day (to be announced
Opal for her great achier
would all like to take this o0
congratulate Opal and exten
entire family.
Murphy ToV
By Royann Swain
Annual Home-comi
The Murphy Town
Association is beginning to g
plans for their homecoming
scheduled for July. Variou
exciting and fun activities
planned for this year so plea
there! An update of plans fo

celebration will be in the next issue of
RM Page The Abaconian.
lity to attend One of the highlights of the
)larship was preparation segment is a different type of
Foundation. fund-raiser. The Association has decided
to hold an old fashioned 'Rush-Out' and
and a ninth 'Cake Contest' every other Saturday
aco Central night at the Murphy Town Burial Society
She was Hall. The first fund raiser was held on
back on her April 27th. This was indeed a success as
onerous class- well as a great fun activity for all. Those
s and well who took part in the 'Rush-Out' rushed
airport and to the sounds of the Sensational Rising
float' parade Stars, a popular Gospel group in Abaco.
.nd then to The Association would like to extend this
;hool, other invitation to the public to come out and
joined in the join them in the next exciting old
er hugs and fashioned 'Rush-Out' and 'Cake
ory remarks. Contest!'
y be taking a Scouts Travel to Nassau
d) to honour By Royann Swain
ement. We Continuing with the pursuit of their
pportuity to spiritual development, the 6th Abaco
d this to her
Bahamas Scout Troop visited the Church
of God in Dundas Town for their
Wn monthly worship service on April 21st.
n The boys turned out in full uniform for
ing Plans the first time (partially purchased from
Funds from cookie sales:) The day's
sermon was delivered by Bro. Samuel
et busy with Cornish.

s interesting
s are being
se plan to be
r this special

Four members of the 6th Abaco Scout
Troop travelled to Nassau over the
weekend of April 26th. Scout Leader
Huel Moss along with Scouts Rohan

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Members of the 6th Bahamas Scout Troop are pictured when they visited the Church of
God in Dundas Town. Pictured 1. to r. Casey Swain, Chevano Cooper, Scout Master Huel
Moss, Denero Mclntosh, Samuel Cornish (Church of God member), Nisharoan Newbold,
Charles Pinder and Quentin Johnson. Other members of the Church pictured at the back
are Jerry Cornish and Errol Thurston. Photo supplied by Huel Moss

Spicer, Denero McIntosh and Casey
Swain took part in the annual Scouts Fair
which was held on the Eastern Parade,
Bay Street, on Saturday. They were
responsible for booth ticket sales, set-up
and some clean-up. The sale of their
chunky, conchy Abaco conch fritters did
not materialize as planned but some is
still being sold at an alternate site.
On Sunday the Scouts took part in the
annual St. George's Day Parade and
Service. The many Troops and Cub

Scout Packs were all smartly dressed in
their crisp brown and tan uniforms each
with their unique scarves. The Boys
Brigade Band provided the marching
music. Our Troop lead the march with
Rohan as flag bearer. The march and
parade ended at Ebenezer Methodist
Church where the service was held.
The scouts heard addresses from the
National Executive Commissioner, Mr.
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called for more leaders, especially males,
to step forward and contribute to the
development of the nation's youth.
During the service, there was a
presentation of colours and a renewal of
the Scout promise. Huel Moss, Jr. was
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Mr. and Mrs. Van Stratton are pleased
to announce the marriage of their
daughter April to Mr. John David
Hewitt. The wedding was on March 23rd
in West Palm Beach, Florida. Rev.
Kenneth Touchton officiated and music
was provided by a harpist. The reception
followed at the same location. Mr. and
Mrs. Hewitt plan to reside in Minnesota.
Kevin and Kathy Sawyer are the proud
parents of a baby boy, Christopher Luke,
who arrived on March 28th in Alabama.
Mother and baby are doing well.

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Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Stuart
Dundas Town
Mr. Ellis Carl Stuart and Miss Vangie
Christine Cornish exchanged marriage
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AprilMay 1996 The Abaeonlan Page 15

Your Vote Counts Register Now!

The Island Administrator wishes to
inform all persons in the Marsh Harbour,
Cooper's Town and Hope Town
Constituencies that registration of voters
for qualified Bahamian citizens has
begun. This is to register voters on the
new voters' register.
Qualifications for voting are that the
persons must be 18 years of age, a
citizen of the Bahamas, be subject to no
legal incapacities and the person must
have lived in their constituency for at
least three months.
Mr. Everett Hart, Island
Administrator, and the two Deputy
Administrators, Mr. Jack Thompson and
Mr. Preston Cunningham, are scheduling
sessions in each community to register
voters. They urge everyone to find out
when the registration officers will be in
their community so they can register.
People can also go to the
Commissioners offices in Marsh

Harbour, Cooper's Town or Sandy Point
during normal working hours, 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. to register.
Persons who are already listed on the
current register are required to take along
their current green voters' cards. Persons
who are being registered for the first
time are required to take along their
passport, birth certificate or an affidavit
concerning their birth.
The government has not set the
deadline for closing the register.
However, they advise that each person
register as soon as possible. This
registration will allow you to vote in the
election for Local Government and in the
next national election.
It is expected that 150,000 Bahamians
will register before the next general
election. About 123,000 were registered
to vote in the 1992 but only 92 per cent
actually cast their ballots.


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'The Abaconian April/May 1996

Sports Reports

The Abaco Basketball Association has
had a very good year and closed with the
Sandy Point Kalik Royals being declared
the Abaco champions. The Kalik Royals
then traveled to Eleuthera for the play-
offs and claimed the Division B
The first three games of the national
championship games for Division I of the
Bahamas Basketball Federation were
played on April 19th, 20th and 21st.
These games brought the Kaliks closer to
the championship. They were playing the
Atlantic Medical Pacers of Nassau.
These three games were played at the
new Treasure Cay Don Corbitt
Basketball Park. The remaining games
were played in Nassau at which time the
Kaliks lost.
The spectator turn-out supporting the
Kaliks in Abaco and Nassau was great
and very supportive, much better than
The government employees are
forming the Abaco Government
Volleyball League and played their first
game on April 18th. They are organized
into four teams and will be playing
weekly on Thursday nights at the court in
Murphy Town.
By Renee Hepburn
Representatives of ten softball teams
met at the Treasure Cay Primary School
on April 26th to organize this year's
softball competition. The season will
officially begin on May 3rd when the
games will get underway.
Among the teams, five are men's and
five are women's. By the enthusiasm at
the meeting, they are expecting a very
good season.
The group elected officers and these
include the following: Kirt Reckley,
President; Michael Blliou, Vice-
president; Floyd Poitier, Treasurer;
Hiram McIntosh, Asst Treasurer;
Godfr Brennen, Secretary; and St.
Anthony Nixon, Asst Secretary.
The group would like to thank all
those in Treasure Cay who donated to
improve the basketball court. They
appreciate your contributions. They are
hoping to further improve the facility by
building rest rooms.

by Sylvia Bethel
The 23rd of March 1996 was a RED
LETTER DAY for Abaco as the Abaco


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Sports Reports continued

Matthew Duggan 4th 3rd 3rd
Kendra Toote 1st 1st
Earnest Albury 1st 2nd
Wilner Pierre 1st
Richard Cox 2nd 1st
It was a fun filled event and a great
learning experience for the academy with
next year's tournament already in the
There were many visitors and
competitors from the United States
including Grand Master (tenth degree-red
belt) Ernie Reynolds from Miami.
On the 22nd of March the competitors
and parents alike were entertained with a
Junkanoo party around the pool at the

Sunfish Sailing News
By Liann Key Kaighin
The months of March and April have
been rather busy for Sunfish sailors. The
weekend of March 9th and 10th was the
Bahamas Sunfish National Regatta. Three
Marsh Harbour Sailing Club members
travelled to Nassau to compete with
members of the Nassau Yacht Club and
Royal Nassau Sailing Club. Nine sailors
in all competed in the two-day event,
sailing on Montagu Bay in very heavy
The top two were Donnie
Martinborough, first and Jimmy Lowe,

second. Jim Kaighin of Marsh Harbour
came in sixth.
On April 19th and 20th the 6th Annual
Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta was held
off Pond Bay Beach in Marsh Harbour.
The weather could not have been more
perfect with great wind and clear skies.
Six races in all were sailed, two on
Friday and four on Saturday.
The winners were Jimmie Lowe, first;
Donnie Martinborough, second; Jim
Kaighin, third; Chris Thompson, fourth;
Jeff Gale, fifth.
The Marsh Harbour Sailing Club was
ably assisted by a race committee of
members of the Hope Town Sailing
Club, notably Dr. and ,Mrs. Paul
Gooding, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Bennett
and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Pyle, all of
whom gave generously of their time.
Many thanks to Gay Lynn of Scotland
Cay for her help as well. Thanks go also
to Joy Stratton for her help with the
trophy presentation dinner.
The Marsh Harbour Sailing Club looks
ahead to the summer when a two-day
regatta is planned for July. Also on the
schedule a week-long sailing camp for
kids ages 10 to 15. If you are interested
in joining us on a Saturday race day,
give Jim or Liann Kaighin a call at 367-
3086 or 367-3593 during normal working

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Dundas Town won First Place in the Primary School Division.

Green Turtle's Amy Roberts School won First Place in the All Age Division.

Banner Parade & Skits

Unite Abaco Schools

The second bi-annual Banner Day was
held on March 29th in Marsh Harbour.
A total of 19 schools competed in three
categories for showy trophies. Each
school created and carried a banner
which depicted the theme "Bridging the
Gap," marched and gave a short
Banner Day began with a march and
parade from Marsh Harbour Primary
School to the area across from Golden
Harvest. There a representative group
from each school paraded for the judges,
showing their banners, marching and
making short presentations. A short
program followed before the presentation
of trophies.

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A special guest for the occasion was
the Hon. Algernon Allen, Minister of
Youth and Culture, who spoke briefly to
the young people. He spoke of how
important it is to love their country and
love and care for one another. He wanted
them to be proud to be of Abaco and of
their country. He left them with the
message that all people can live together
in beauty irrespective of their
Also speaking to the group were Mr.
Robert Kennedy, Jr., son of Robert
Kennedy and an environmental attorney


and Mr. Christopher Lawford, nephew of
John Kennedy and an actor on the
television show All My Children.
Winning the Robert Sweeting Trophy
for first place in the Primary School
category was Dundas Town Primary
School. This school was followed by
second place Marsh Harbour Primary,
third place Fox Town Primary, Treasure
Cay Primary, Cooper's Town Primary
and Agape Christian School.
The Edison Key Trophy for first place
among the all age schools went to the
Amy Roberts All-Age School of Green
Turtle Cay. Then followed second place
Crossing Rocks All Age, third place
Hope Town All Age, James A. Pinder


All Age of Sandy Poiit,;Cherokee All
Age, Wesley College, Guana Cay All
Age and Man-O-War All Age School.
There was fierce competition among
the high schools for the Prime Minister's
Trophy but Abaco Central High School
came first followed by S.C. Bootle of
Cooper's Town in second and Forest
Heights in third place.
Grace Baptist Pre-School was
represented by a group smartly dressed
in their school uniforms.
Primary schools are those which have
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Business Briefs

On April 19th Commonwealth Bank officially celebrated the expansion and renovation of
their banking facility in Marsh Harbour. The renovation has doubled the size of their
building and has given Abaco a beautifully decorated and outstanding building. Here for
the occasion was Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson as well as the Chairman of the
Commonwealth Bank, Mr. Robert H. Symonette and other board members.
Commonwealth Bank is 100% Bahamian owned and is a bank which supports Bahamian
investment. DPM Watson pointed out that now the infrastructure in Abaco has been
extensively upgraded, the future economy of Abaco looks very bright and that
Commonwealth is in a position to grow along with Abaco.

Garden Club to Meet
The Tropical Fruit and Garden Society
of Abaco will have their final meeting of
the 1995/1996 season on May 23rd at the
Anglican Parish Hall. The meeting will
begin at 7 p.m. Mr. Reggie Patterson
will speak on Bush Medicine in The
Bahamas. They will have their regular
plant auction as well.
Because of health problems, Mr. Joe
Kern has resigned as president of this
group. In his place Mr. Jack Hardy and
Mr. Hugh Cottis will share this
responsibility. The club members wish
him a full and speedy recovery.

Abaco Cays Shipping Co is a new
business begun by four men from Man-
0-War. They have a 56-foot long LCM6
landing barge which has been made 7
feet wider to accommodate containers
better. The new barge is named Abacays
I and will be in service by late April.
They will provide service to Hope Town,
Marsh Harbour and Guana Cay primarily
but will deliver to any of the cays. Ray
Weatherford and William Weatherford
will do the office work while David and
Greg will be operate the boat.
His and Her Jeans of Marsh Harbour
is now affiliated with C & C Services of
Nassau. C & C Services is an agent for
J.C. Penny company of the United
States. Catalogs are available at His and
Her Jeans. Anyone can then order from
the Penny catalog. Freight and duty will
be added to the price in the catalog.
Main Street Grill is Marsh Harbour's
newest eatery. Located at Royal Harbour
Village across from Little Switzerland, it
offers fast, grilled foods. They offer such
items as hamburgers, chicken fillets,
jumbo hot dogs all served with freshly

Notice Property For Sale
by Barclays Bank PLC
Two Bedroom Home on a 100' x 100' parcel of land situated on a portion
of lot 36 in Dundas Town, Abaco, and offered for sale by Barclays Bank
PLC by a sealed bid under the powers contained in a Mortgage dated 3rd
January 1995.
All offers are to be sent to Barclays Bank PLC, Caribbean Director and
Bahamas Manager's Office, Risk Management Department., P.O. Box N-
3221, Nassau, Bahamas, no later than 30th June 1996. The property is
subject to a reserved price and the
Bank reserves the right to reject any r .
or all offers.

baked breads and homemade fries. Their
hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. but 11 to
11 on Fridays and Saturdays. The Main
Street Grill is owned by Thomas Malone.
Standard Hardware has been sold to
J.B.R. Building Supplies, Ltd. of Nassau
and will change its name to be Standard
Hardware, Lumber & Plumbing
Supplies, Ltd. Mr.. Scott Weatherford
will remain with the company as General
Manager. The company will continue to
offer fine courteous service and provide
quality products. The resources will be
available to maintain unparalleled
inventory levels and enable Standard to
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Phones FROM Page 1
soon. Two employees in the Marsh
Harbour office have attended a training
seminar in Nassau. By the beginning of
July Abaconians should have 24 hour
access to the Internet. There will be an
affordable monthly fee which will include
a specific number of minutes of use.
After that the customer will be charged
by the minute.
The Internet is a system of computers
communicating with each other and
offering a vast diversity of information.
It requires a modem which connects your
computer to a phone line. Batelco is
recommending a dedicated line, (a phone
line which is exclusively for the Internet

What's the
By Sinclair Frederick
One saying is that it's like grits, it
tastes like whatever you put on it. Even
with highly technical language the
Internet is hard to describe. It IS a
world-wide collection of computers,
information and communication links that
once you get on it, there are no long
distance charges to anywhere. The
Internet is how you use it. It is already
proven as a superb advertising tool
especially for tourism so, just for that,
Abaco should be intensely interested. But
there is much more for business,
personal communications and especially
for education. Stay tuned.

Shown above is the 1996 Honda Accord Wagon which the Rotary Club of Abaco will be
raffling off on May 25th. Tickets sell for $50 each and they will be selling only one
thousand tickets. The money they raise will open a fund for a community youth center.
Pictured above are 1. to r. Milo Butler, Jr., Reg Patterson, Cheryl Key and Jim Bacon
admiring the car at their April 27th fund-raising fair in Marsh Harbour. The successful
fair will help fund other projects underway in the community.

Mooring Buoys Help Protect the Reef

By Skeet LaChance
The Rotary Club of Abaco has made
one of its goals the setting of seventy-six
mooring buoys from Walker's Cay to
Green Turtle Cay and the Marsh
Harbour area, including Sandy Cay.
Skeet LeChance is in charge of this
project. The Club is asking for
contributions. If you have questions or
would like to make a contribution, get in
touch with them. A buoy costs only
$250.00. There will be an extra nominal
fee if you would like your name or the
name of your business on it. If you
cannot contribute the full amount of a
buoy, the Club will appreciate any
amount as there will be a need for
maintenance which it will be applied
A little story that might convince you
that this is a worth while thing to do.
About six years ago I had the
opportunity to dive off Freeport. What I
saw was a shame. No fish, dead coral,
very few low forms of marine life
(anemones, soft coral) feather stars, etc.
It was a shame.
Last September I had once again the
opportunity to dive there. What a change!
New coral was coming to life. The fish
were on the way back.
Since I had been there years ago, they
had installed 42 buoys for boats to hook
up to and now the reef is coming back.
If any of you good readers have poked
your heads under the water lately, you

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might see the same dead coral and lack
of fish life as well as a lot of broken
I feel that hooking up to these buoys
instead of dropping your anchor in the
coral or bottom will be our solution for
a better sea life in the Abacos.
There is a bank account at Scotia Bank
for this project set up in the name of The
Rotary Club Buoy Project. The ocean
needs help. And this help can come from
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Recent Crimes Alarm Residents & Businesses

In early April vandals scattered nails
on the S.C. Bootle Highway and on
various driveways and roads on Marsh
Harbour's Pelican Shore area. K & S
Auto Service reported they repaired over
40 tires and sold an additional 10 15 to
drivers who drove on flat tires to get into
town. Several people had all four tires flat
at the same time. Some of the nails had
been driven into the pavement with the
points sticking up to maximize their
effect. Whether this was a random act of
vandalism, an attempt to disable cars and
make them prey for vandalism, or to rob
stranded victims is not known.
On March 28th Rhonda Cornea Hull
reported a midnight intruder attempted to
climb through a window into her
Casuarina Point house. Exterior light
bulbs had been removed and her car had
been disabled. Her husband frightened the
intruder off.
On March 30th a motorcycle belonging
to the late Colyn Albury was stolen in
Marsh Harbour. It showed up several
weeks later disassembled and on a freight
boat headed for Nassau. The police,
acting on a tip, arrested two men from
Murphy Town when the boat landed in
Nassau. They face charges for stealing.

A gunman attempted to hold up Kool
Scoops ice cream parlor in Marsh
Harbour at closing time on April 17th.
He miscalculated and appeared at a
locked door. Owner Danette Pinder
ducked behind a counter and called the
police who quickly arrived. The masked
gunman was not located.
Lightbourn's Discount Center beside
Barclays Bank in Marsh Harbour
experienced an attempted holdup by a
masked gunman on April 19th at closing

-time. Mrs. Lightbourn was accosted
outside the store by a gunman who
demanded money. She screamed for her
husband who was inside the building. The
robber pointed the gun at Mrs.
Lightbourn and pulled the trigger but the
gun only clicked. He then beat her about
the face with the pistol and fled in the
direction of the Mud.
The police are investigating these
attempted robberies. They are checking
several leads on the tire vandalism

incident and ask the general public for
any information that may be helpful in
solving these and other incidents.
[Ed: There are indications that some of
the vacant houses in the Mud and similar
areas are providing free housing for
undesirables coming here from Nassau.
Town Planning and the Local Board of
Works in Marsh Harbour are both looking
into this problem.]

New Terminal, Tower & Runway for Marsh Harbour

Shown above is an architectural rendering of the
proposed new international terminal building for the
expanded Marsh Harbour airport. The suggested location
is in the present wooded area between the existing
terminal and the Abaco Air fixed base operation.
Preliminary plans posted in the Marsh Harbour Court
Room show a 7,500 foot runway parallel to and
immediately south of the present runway, which would

become a taxi strip. It is not c!ar if the new runway will
be built in this suggested configuration or angled a bit
more SE / NW. Also planned is a control tower with a
garage for two rescue or fire vehicles. A group from
Nassau made a presentation in Marsh Harbour and
discussed the proposed improvements. They are wanting
input from local people before the final plans are made.
Construction may begin late this year.

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Save By Wiring Your House Right The 1st Time

Last October William "Bill" Johnston
was appointed by the Ministry of Works
in Nassau to be the electrical inspector for
Abaco. We recently talked to Mr.
Johnston about'his work and some of the
problems he encounters.
He inspects all electrical work for new
construction in three stages: a rough-in,
an intermediate and the final inspection
which means three separate trips to each
construction site. His territory stretches
from Grand Cay in the North through
Sandy Point and Moore's Island in the
South which are all within the BEC
franchise area. Treasure Cay and Man-O-
War are examples of a community outside
the BEC franchise area. All installations
within the BEC franchise area are subject
to inspection, even if operating on a
The intent of the inspection is to ensure
that the wiring is installed as required by
the Canadian Electrical Code which the
Bahamas accepted. A primary concern of
the code is for the ultimate safety of the
consumer against fire and shock hazards.
When asked if he ever encounters
dangerous wiring, he said, "Yes, quite
frequently." One of the main problems is
people saving money and moving in
before the house is ready. He often finds
hot wires sticking out of walls and
receptacles waiting for further connections
or devices. Apparently the occupants
make a connection to their neighbor's
house which in effect turns the system on.
Another surprising answer came when
Mr. Johnston was asked if the final
inspections pass routinely. The answer

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was a firm, "No!" He qualified this by
saying virtually all the electrical jobs done
by licensed electricians pass. Problems
arise when the home-owner hires a
moonlighting electrician to do the job.
These people are generally not licensed
and cannot submit the required papers to
BEC. When they consider their work
finished, they must find a cooperative
electrician to have him sign the papers,
usually paying an additional $200 $300
for this privilege.
This is all right when the licensed
electrician checks the job for
workmanship and code adherence before
submitting the papers. The problems arise
when the inspection is requested and it is
discovered that the work is neither
finished nor of acceptable workmanship.
It is apparent that the job was not
reviewed by the man signing the papers.
It is Mr. Johnston's opinion that these
jobs end up costing the home owner more
than if a licensed electrician had been
hired in the first place. The moonlighter
leaves with his money and the home
owner is left to hire an electrician to tidy
up the wiring.
Mr. Johnston asks that every
homeowner ensure that the wiring is
complete before asking for the inspection.
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wires sticking out of walls or electrical
boxes and all devices, switches and
fixtures must be in place.
BEC and the Ministry of Works, which
sponsor the inspections, do not impose a
penalty for a failed inspection. However,
that job gets put at the end of the list.
To be cost effective, the inspections are
scheduled in a community when there are
three or more requests. Mr. Johnston said
he has inspected 150 separate jobs since
he began last October.
Mr. Johnston asked that all contractors
and homeowners notify BEC through
their electrician as soon as plans are
passed even if construction does not begin
immediately. This gives BEC advance
notice of a connection and lets the
contractor and BEC determine the
location for the meter. Mr. Johnston said,

"It is surprising how often new
homeowners will ask for a connection on
the day they intend to move in, without
any prior thought of notifying the electric
company. This creates problems."
Mr. Johnston is also a member of the
Marsh Harbour Town Planning Board. In
this capacity he makes recommendations
when he sees unsound construction
methods. He feels Abaco is on the verge
of needing a full time building inspector.
In conclusion, Mr. Johnston was asked
for his views on the new Local
Government. He noted the present lack
of maintenance on various government
properties, equipment and infrastructure,
ie, buildings, trucks, machinery, even
roads and docks. He hopes that under

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The Doctor Recommends .......

Dr. Michael Gerassimos graciously
consented to answer some commonly
asked questions about colds and flu.
What is the difference between a cold
and the flu?
A cold tends to be localised to the nasal
passages, nose, throat and sinuses while
'flu' is more severe, causing generalised
aches and pains, high fever, chills and

often a troublesome persistent hacking
cough. Both are upper respiratory viral
What should we do when we realise
we have the flu?
Avoid medications, if possible, or if
necessary take aspirin or decongestants.
Increased fluids such as fruit juice and
vitamins will help. Also a few days' rest

is helpful depending on the severity. Lost
appetite will return in a few days. In case
of severe symptoms consult your doctor.
If there are complications, such as
tonsillitis, bronchitis or pneumonia,
antibiotics may be prescribed for
secondary bacterial infections, bearing in
mind that antibiotics should never be used
indiscriminately without good indications

Rally Organized to Protest Distillery and Bottling Plant

On April 18th a rally was held in
Marsh Harbour to protest the recent
approval of a licence for a distillery to be
built in Marsh Harbour. The licence in
principle was granted to the William
Brewer Company which wants to build a
plant close to the proposed new freight
dock. The licence was granted at the
Licencing Board meeting of March 7th.
Mr. Silbert Mills of Dundas Town
organized the rally at Dove Plaza and
addressed those attending the rally as
well as motorists passing by. Mr. Mills
felt that the distillery would be too close

to the center of town. His main reason
was that the plant would pollute.
Mr. Mills got over 400 signatures on
a petition to stop the project. Two
hundred eighty of these signatures were
Marsh Harbour residents.
The licence which was granted was a
licence in principle only. This means that
the company will draw up their plans
which will then be presented to Town
Planning Board and Licencing Board in
Marsh Harbour for a specific licence as
well as to several boards in Nassau. The

company was not granted a liquor
licence. They are hoping when the time
comes that they will be able to get a
liquor licence.
Late in April Mr. Mills filed an appeal
against the approval. He enumerated
several arguments against the distillery.
He felt that it should be in an industrial
area, that the Licencing Board had earlier
declared a moratorium on new licences
and he felt that the licence was issued
less than six months from the time of
their previous application, contrary to
licensing rules.

and medical discretion.
What precautions can we take to
avoid getting a cold or the 'flu'? And how
effective are flu shots?
Leading a healthy lifestyle improves
general health and resistance. If you
smoke, quit for good. Eat a healthy diet
and exercise regularly. Flu shots are
available through any of the local doctors
and are recommended for elderly patients
and others at special risk, e.g. diabetics,
heart patients, etc. While not always
100% effective, they will at least attenuate
the severity of an attack of flu but need to
be given beforehand. Unfortunately strains
of flu change from season to season so
that this year's flu shot mayl nnt prnvidp
immunity for next year's strain of flu.
Should we maintain our normal day-
to-day routine?
You should minimise your contact with
others to reduce the spread of either a
cold or the flu. Your activities depend on
your feelings but it is good to reduce your
exposure to cold and exhaustion.
Definitely increase your fluids.

confronting the community. He is "quite
concerned over the apparent lack of
interest being shown by local residents
toward their involvement in Local
Government. The consensus seems to be
it's a good idea as long as someone else
does it."

Notice Property For Sale
by Royal ]Bank of Canada
Two Bedroom Duplex, 1 bath on all that piece parcel or lot of land
comprising portion of Dundas Town Crown allotment number 7 which
said piece parcel or lot of land is bounded on the North by a main public
road and running thereon (50) fifty feet; on the East running thereon 75
feet; on the South running theron 50 feet; and on the West running thereon
75 feet.
The property is being sold under power of sale contained in a mortgage to
the Royal Bank of Canada dated September 15, 1992, and recorded in
volume 5928 on pages 510 to 516.
Offers are invited and should be in writing and placed in a sealed
envelope addressed to: The Manager, Royal Bank of Canada,
P.O. Box AB 20417, Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
The Bank reserves the right to refuse any or all offers.

6th Annual
May5 11, 1996


Nearly every Abaco community has seen an
improvement in their water delivery system
during the past year. Help us with water
conservation. Report any leaks in the distribution
system to our staff.
Moore's Island will be the next beneficiary of
the water improvements scheduled for Abaco. A
reverse osmosis plant will be installed there
within 60 days.
Repair any leaking plumbing on your property.
These leaks are costing you money and wasting
our valuable water.

Water and Sewerage Corporation
Don MacKay Boulevard
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Phone 367-2995 or 367-2195 1oAd

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Monday Friday 7:30 am 6 pm
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Electrical FROM Page 25
local rule much of this neglect can be
Mr. Johnston hopes that there is
enough interest in the governing process
for local residents to become involved and
work to resolve many of the problems


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Aeril/May 1996 The Abaeonlan Page 27

Farmers Invited to Small Business Seminar by BAIC
0'k -. ,

The Ministry of Agriculture and BAIC
(Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial
Corporation) jointly held a Small
Business Success Seminar in Marsh
Harbour for the benefit of farmers in the
area. The topic was the management of a
pig farm but much of the material
presented was applicable to any small
Mr. Daniel Thompson, Project
Development Officer with BAIC, and
Mr. Winston Marshall, Manager
Business Advisory Services with BAIC
both spoke about the business aspects of
farming. They showed how to develop a
working business plan and showed the
importance of keeping records and doing

basic accounting.
Ms. Brickell Simms, Residential
Extension Officer and Mr. Andrew
Pinder, Asst. Agricultural Officer both
with the Ministry of Agriculture, spoke
about the specific business of raising
The Ministry of Agriculture and
Fisheries is holding teaching seminars in
order to help farmers become successful.
These seminars teach technical aspects of
farming as well as planning, organizing
and developing a small business and
marketing of their product. This was the
first seminar held outside New

Pictured above is the group which attended the seminar sponsored by the Ministry of
Agriculture and BAIC to help farmers develop good business principles. They are shown
here with the moderator and lecturers for the seminar. Those receiving certificates for
completing the seminar were Edward Armbrister, Oswald Nixon, Sheila Martin, Patrick
Smith, Charles Smith, Lennie Etienne, Theresa Pinder, Carrington Lightbourn, Margaret
Swain, Stevenson Jay Swain, Alex Frances, Dirk Reitsma, Jennive Simms and C. Cooper.

Teachers FROM Page 13
The Board of Directors of Clean
Island International decided to recognize
two school principals from Abaco for
their outstanding efforts.
Clean Islands International will be
honoring Chere Pinder by giving an
annual award bearing her name. This
Chere Pinder Award will be presented
annually to teachers throughout the world
who have shown exemplary actions as
Chere Pinder has.
Mrs. Pinder, Principal of the Great
Guana Cay All Age School, is an
extraordinary educator who has taught
her students the required topics while
making them ever aware of the
environment around them.
The first recipient of this award was
presented to Jackie Benner, a teacher in
Clarksville, Maryland.

r. r Pi r

Mrs. Chere Pinder

Candace Key, Principal of the Hope
Town All Age School, was also honored
by being named to a two-year term as a
Clean Islands Board Director. She has
been active in many of the Clean Island
projects over the past few years and has
assisted in coordinating beach clean-ups
and environmental projects in Abaco.

More People in the News

Debbie Albury has received an award
for a poem she wrote and entered in a
contest offered by the National Library
of Poetry. Her poem published in a
anthology of poetry, The Path Not
Isobel Sherman is now writing a
weekly column for the Nassau Guardian
called Abaco Happenings. The column
appears in Wednesday's Guardian in the
Family Island Section. Anyone who
wishes to have anything put in the
column is asked to contact Mrs. Sherman
at 367-3741.
In addition Mrs. Sherman can assist
with any advertisement that businesses or
persons wish to put in the Nassau
Guardian. The Guardian is available for
sale at the Loyalist Shoppe in Marsh

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It's a Life or Death Question

This is a speech given by fifteen-year-
old Kenneth Strachen at a competition
sponsored by the Zion Baptist Youth
Convention last fall. The Convention was
het at the Treasure Cay Unity Baptist
Chkck. Kenneth is a member of the St.
Amdews Baptist Church in Fire Road
From the beginning God established a
system of law and order We can find
proof of this in the first five book of the

Bible, commonly known as the Books of
Law. This system was put in place to
protect the righteous man. God never
wanted man to sin or to be punished, but
ever since the fall of Adam, he found it
necessary to punish sin so that the
righteous people could dwell on the earth
in peace and safety.
In God's system there are nine heinous

Another Viewpoint

A Roadb Map For 1ope Town?

By Deb "D.P." Patterson
it other articles I have written I have
mentioned that I was born in the Bahamas
to Bahamian parents. I have made these
statements in an effort to reveal some of
my identity. My nationality and past
heritage are a part of what makes up my
whole identity.
Recently, I have spoken out on certain
issues facing my country and community.
nt response, I have heard from a number
of readers. Some readers agree with my
philosophies while others aren't sure, and
there are some who felt hurt by what I
lave expressed. To those whom I many
have hurt I wish to publicly apologize. It
is not my goal to hurt anyone. Yet, it is
my goal to seek solutions to issues which
appear to be potential long term problems.
The positive effect from these articles
and responses is that we have begun to

talk about these issues. And it doesn't
matter where we stand on issues so much
as it is imperative that we face them, and
deal with them together.
One of the ways we can address these
issues in a constructive way is at public
meetings. At these meetings everyone has.
the chance to speak out. Through the
dialogue at these public meeting we can
formulate the direction we would all like
our island to move towards. We are
currently experiencing a lot of change,
very quickly. In all of this fast-paced
change it is only natural that some of us
feel overwhelmed, excited and scared. We
can perhaps deal with these feelings best
by getting involved with these changes.
We could get together and draw up a
road map or guide for the future direction
of our island. For example, whenever I go


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crimes. They are: murder, kidnapping,
cursing, blasphemy, idolatry, Sabbath
desecration, impenitence, spiritualism
and adultery-
All of the previously mentioned crimes
were rewarded with capital punishment
or death by stoning. For some of these
crimes, the physical death penalty is no
longer enacted, but the spiritual death
penalty still is. The Bible tells us that the
wages of sin is death and that the soul
that sinneth shall die.
God doesn't change his word to suit
us, for he said,"I am God I change not."
the changes were made by man. The
laws of god should have been accepted as
they were, whether we like them or not.
Once God had said, that should have
settled it. whether we would have
believed it or not.
Capital punishment, according to the
dictionary of American Government by
Majorie Tallman, is in place for three
crimes in America: murder, rape and
kidnapping. These crimes are rewarded
with the electric chair or the gallows. In
our country it's in place for even less
than three. It's only for one: murder.
Our supposed death penalty should
have been in place for more crimes. I
said supposed death penalty because to

me, it would appear as if it's merely
imagined. In Fox Hill there are right now
prisoners who have been rid and
sentenced to death, but the executions
have been for years in waiting.
I support capital punishment with my
whole heart because it's a fitting and just
reward for those who callously take the
life of another. It is unjust and unfair in
the sight of God and man to do so.
Because of man's sinful nature and
disobedience to God and hum
government, God created capital
punishment. He established the lower and
supreme court systems in Deuteronomy
16:18 and Exodus 18; 20--23.
God commanded that judgement be
open and fair, and no man is to be
convicted without the witness of two or
three persons. But after it is proven that
a person is guilty Ezra 7:26 tells us to let
judgement be executed speedily. Why do
we wait years? waiting to execute is
In conclusion I chose to deal with
capital punishment mainly from a Biblical
point of view because we are a Godly
nation, and as such, we must know and
obey God's laws for us. I am. convinced
that God established capital punishment
to cleanse the land of evil people.

A Ministry Of Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel

Is now accepting applications for enrollments for
the school year beginning September 1996
Limited space is available in grades
Kindergarten 3 Grade 6
Interested persons are asked to contact school personnel
for more information or appointments.
8"30 AM. 3:45 P.M. Telephone 367-4777
- - - -

We are also accepting applications for a PRIMARY TEACHER
Must be a Born Again Christian and have a
Bachelors Degree in Education or Teacher's Certificate
Qualifying persons are asked to contact the Principal
at the above tiine and telephone.

Agape Christian School has been established for two years on the premises of
Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel. We have seen the Lord's blessings and are
looking forward to the 1996 / 97 school year with great expectations. We use the
A Beka Book Curriculum which emphasizes Christian values as well as a very
high standard of education, approved by the Bahamas Ministry of Education.

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In Abaco call 809-367-2091, Fax 367-2235 or call on VHF Ch 16
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Located above B & D Marine at the Traffic Light
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e April/May 1996

Who is Lookldn Out For Abaco's Future?

by John Hedden
The Abaco community is finally catch-
ing up with the rest of the world, and the
sleepy atmosphere is being replaced by
the hustle and bustle of a modern town.
Construction is active, development is
rapid, especially in ecotourism sectors
and the service industry is expanding.
Automobiles pack into Marsh Harbour
and tarred ribbons begin to stretch to the
extremities of the island. Power lines will
soon open up the whole of Abaco to the
new economy.
This growth is stimulating imagina-
tions and business concerns alike, and
each area of the community seems to be
receiving something. Sandy Point has the
Gorda Cay programme, Crown Haven
the whole lobster exporting facility.
Everyone seems to be poised for the
future. Unemployment at this point in
time should not exist here (unless volun-
tarily), and many are working several
jobs to make ends meet.
However, we all need to periodically
take stock of ourselves and our surround-
ings (environs) before we forget our-
selves and become totally consumed by
The subject of pride and care immedi-
ately comes to mind and can be well
demonstrated by several good examples.
The A.C.A (Mike & Walter Malone et
al.) has done a beautiful job of construct-
ing an eye catching advertisement of
local industry (boat building) and at the
same time makes an appeal to everyone
to keep our community clean. Take note
of the name of the boat when you pass
the airport roundabout again. I have also
been led to understand that AID has
committed itself to the funding of materi-
als for its maintenance, and Mrs. Judy
Johnston has indicated her interest in the
landscaping side of the project.
Secondly, we now have an excellent
vegetable farming operation which has
been supplying varied vegetables for the

local and Nassau market all winter long.
Unfortunately, their workers have the
nasty habit of throwing all of their gar-
bage from the back of the trucks as they
pass through the canefields, leaving the
verges sporadically dotted with soda cans
and plastic bags full of corned beef con-
tainers and other litter. I would appeal to
supervisors of this operation to make
sure this doesn't continue to happen
because it is unsightly, breeds mosqui-
toes, is a threat to bare feet (both two
legged and four legged), totally unneces-
sary, apart from being irresponsible.
Even the local chapter of the Ministry
of Works is making an effort to improve
the appearance of the gilded mile from
the roundabout to Marsh Harbour. Their
members spend hours lining and straight-
ening the concrete markers to the extent
that I wonder if I am not on a Roman
road when driving into town Twenty
four hours later, though, the markers are
all out of line again. (Annoying, isn't
Violent crime seems to be on the
increase and many residents and business
people are quite concerned for their
welfare. It is unfortunate, in a way, that
this new prosperity brings along the
negative aspect with it and the 'undesir-
ables' from other islands.(It's all done by
strangers, not our young, ours have too
much manners!!! !). Guns at school sports
meets, knife fights at school rallies,
teachers being attacked by students, what
is happening here? These things are not
meant to happen in Abaco.
I would suggest that we all seriously
think about these things and why they are
beginning to happen. Could it be that we
simply don't have the time or the interest
in making an investment in our young
people. Our wonderful educational sys-
tem has failed. We find tots funny when
they are rude, the little darlings amusing
as they grow, wicked when a little older.

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Naturally they will be uncontrollable as
adolescence passes them by! What did we
parents do to deserve this? NOTHING,
that's the problem. We are too negative
in our approach to young people. Every-
thing is DON'T and NO. Why not try a
more positive approach and encourage
them into constructive activities from
when they are tots and little darlings
instead of TV, videos, Atari, Nintendo,
etc. Notice none of these require parental
input and supervision.
Casuarina Point now boasts street
lights along its residential strip and more
out at the highway lest we lose our way
home, (I missed the light!).
Personally I think they would have
served a much better purpose in a high
traffic area such as Forest Drive where
nighttime accidents have already made
several claims due to POOR lighting. I
suppose it will take several more before
something is done by BEC and the ad-
ministration. Is this an example of LO-
CAL GOVERNMENT and wise public
service decisions ?
The time of year for forest fires has

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hopefully passed us by, now that the
summer rains seem to be practically upon
us. Every year I become very upset
because I am convinced that some (not
all) of these fires are started by hunters
in their search for wild pigs. Others are
started through negligence and careless-
ness on the part of farmers, smokers,
and other individuals working in the
vicinity of pine yard areas. None of them
is necessary at the frequency they occur.
It seems as if every year the whole of
the pine land system is burned, and at a
period essential for bird breeding and
native vegetation flowering and growth.
Perhaps you have noticed how every year
the Fern Bracken expands and dominates
more and more of the pine system
growth, (and this is an introduced weed
or pest). The ironic thing is that these
fires are eventually destroying the natural
forage and habitat for the hogs with the
result of a decrease in the hog
The logic bears the same reasoning as
the bleaching and chemical flushing of


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(Courses will be offered subject to enrollment)
The application deadline for admission for the Fall semester is
July 12th, 1996. Registration will be held on July 20th
between 10 a.m. and 12 noon at Abaco Central
Secondary, Marsh Harbour. Classes are from
September 2nd December 19th, 1996.
Call Isobel Sherman at 367-3471 (after 4 p.m.) or
Anna Baillou at 367-2342 for further information and
application materials.

Sat 8 am Noon

Page 30 The Abaconian April/May 1996

(hbituaries Jjrienbs and [esti ents

Anthony Patrick Darville, 24, died in
an automobile accident on March 23rd.
His funeral was on March 30th at the St.
Francis de Sales Church in Marsh
Harbour. Interment was in the Marsh
Harbour Cemetery. Officiating was Fr.
Stanley Kolasa.
Mr. Darville was born in Tarpum
Bay, Eleuthera, in 1972 and moved to
Abaco when he was three. He was a
graduate of Abaco Central High School.
He had been employed by Sea Horse
Marine for the past six years. He was
one of two killed in an automobile
accident on March 23rd.
Mr. Darville is survived by his
mother, Parnell Darville; six brothers,
Kirk, Matthew, Raymond, Robert, David
and Aaron; four sisters, Shirley, Linda,
Barbara and Jay, aunts; uncles; sisters-in-
law; and a host of other relatives and

Lifetime Plates

For Car Owners

Motorists will be issued new licence
plates for life, according to Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham. Vehicle
owners will only be required to replace a
licence plate if an existing plate is
destroyed. This will eliminate some of
the confusion created when motorists
renew their vehicle licences. The present
licence plates must be surrendered and
new ones issued before March 31st,
Anyone wanting to keep their existing
vehicle license number can reserve their
number with the Road Traffic office
before May 31st. The fee for reserving
the number will be $50.00. They will
have to provide a valid Motor Vehicle
Permit to show that his vehicle is
If a person wants to reserve a number
other than one he now holds, he can
make a request between June 3rd and
28th. Again, he will have to show proof
that the vehicle he wants the licence plate
numbers for is operational. The
reservation cost will be $50.00 per set
above the normal registration fee paid at
the time of licencing.
The Prime Minister also reiterated that
diver's licences will soon be issued
which have the photo of the motorist.
This will help with identification and
facilitating road traffic control. No date
was set for this to be implemented.

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Colin C. Albury, 23, was killed in an
automobile accident on March 23rd. The
funeral service was held at the A.B.
Apostolic Church in Marsh Harbour on
March 31st. Officiating were Pastor
Marshall Albury, Bro. Philip Albury,
Rev. Kenneth Touchton and Bro. Bill
Doane. Burial was at the Marsh Harbour
Mr. Albury born in Marsh Harbour in
1973 and lived all his life in Marsh
Harbour. He and Kristi Patrice Albury
were married in 1994. He was in the
employ of Western Auto. He was driving
the automobile which crashed on March
23rd killing two.
Mr. Albury is survived by his wife,
Kristi Albury; parents Kenneth and


Robinson Eugene Weatherford
1918- 1996

Sherilyn Albury; brother, Myron; sister,
Marcia Albury; grandparents; parents-in-
law; aunts, uncles and numerous other
relatives and friend.
Cameron McIntosh, 22, passed away
on in Cooper's Town and the funeral was
held on April 6, 1996, at the Church of
God in Cooper's Town. Officiating was
Rev. Archilus Cooper. Interment was in
the South Side Gardens.
Mr. McIntosh is survived by his
parents, Ruth and Lerman McIntosh; six
brothers, Clayton, Foster, Freddie,
Lerman Jr. Garth and Martin; adopted
mother, Enid Bennons; grandmothers,
Isabella Bootle and Edith Saunders;
grandfathers, Freddie uGaruf er and
Hubert Saunders; nephews, nieces, aunts,
uncles and many other relatives.

On July 23rd, 1918, Alfred and
Elizabeth Weatherford celebrated the
birth of their third child, ROBINSON
friends and family of Man-O-War Cay
rejoiced with them.
The family returned to their home in
Marsh Harbour where Robbie spent his
childhood. Passing the summer time
away in Man-O-War Cay allowed
Robbie to grow up with Alice Albury
who became his lovely wife on July
24th, 1937.
Robbie and Alice spent the winter
months on their farm at Israel's. At
night Robbie read Gospel tracts by
lamplight. One evening after leading
one of Brother August Van Ryn's
tracts, he accepted the Lord Jesus
Christ as his own personal Saviour.
Together, Robbie and Alice had
three daughters and one son and

Tributes to Grandy

Grand, I wish that I could turn back time just to tel you how much I love you,
And how I appreciated al you did for me.
I want you to know how much I' miss your laughter andyour stories,
Even if you did tell them over and over again.
But, Grandy, thanks for afl you taught me about God's love.
I'l always remember ad the choruses you sang to me about 3Him during my childhood years.
And even now that I'm older, all those Christian values are and will always be remembered.
I'll miss you, and I love you dearly,
our loving granddaughter,

Walter Lightbourne, 78, passed away
in Cooper's Town. The funeral was at
the Cooper's Town Church of God with
Bishop Archilus Cooper officiating.
Interment was in the Cooper's Town
Public Cemetery.
Mr. Lightbourne is survived by his
wife, Alma; 10 sons; 5 daughters;
grandchildren; great grandchildren and
many other relatives and friends.
Robinson Eugene Weatherford, 77
passed away on April 11th. The
graveside service was held on April 14th
and burial was in the Man-O-War
Cemetery. Bros. Carl Lehmann, David
Cartwright, Robin Weatherford
office ated.
Details of his life and his survivors are
in a memorial on this page.

- 7In Loving Memories

Im- -4. ,
Junior Roberts
March 19th 1928 April12th, 1995

A heart of gold stopped
Two shining eyes at rest,
god broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the BT.ES

Your loving smile will be within
us forever though your hand we
cannot touch. Still we have so
many memories because we
loved you so much. your
memory is our keepsake with
which we'll never part. god
has you in His keeping, but we
have you in our hearts. You
left a beautiful memory and
sorrow toogreat to be told, but
we who loved you and lost
you, your memory will never
leave our heart, Always a silent
heartache and so many silent
tears, but always a beautiful
memory of the one we loved so
dearly. God gave us the
strength to bear it and the
courage to face the blow, but
what it meant to lose you,

others will never know. 'We
miss you very much and there
isn't a day that goes by that
we don't think about you. You
gave us our inner strength and
made us what we are today.
We thank you for your love
and where we are today
because our love will always be
there for you forever.
Wife Jennie Mae; children -
Jenetta, Phyllis, Tommy;
grandchildren Valerie, Sacha,
Tanya, Joel, Jason, Jenson,
Lyn; sons-in-law Fearnley,
Leslie, Jeffery; daughters-in-law
- Shirene, Mandy; great
grandson Bronson;grandsons-
in-law ichard, Jonathan;
brothers, sisters and other
family members

enjoyed their beautiful granddaughters.
(Aunt) Alice went to heaven April
28th, 1988, where she waited to meet
(Uncle) Robbie this past Thursday,
April llth, 1996. His plea to us is to,
"Meet me there!"
Robbie is survived by his three
daughters, Tuppy, Sarah Ann and
Edith; his son, Pastor Robin
Weatherford; his daughter-in-law,
Myrna Weatherford; two
granddaughters, Tabitha and Priscilla;
six sisters-in-law, Mispah, Florrie,
Lois, Mary, Sarah Aibury and iva
Weatherford; four brothers-in-law,
Emerson, Cyril, Haziel and Eddie
Albury; numerous nieces and nephews
and many relatives and friends.
Uncle Robbie is in the arms of Jesus
as he longed to be but he is in our
hearts until eternity.

Grandy, I wish I could tell you that I
love you so much.
It hurts to think that you are gone,
But, when I think you are in heaven,
where you always wanted to be,
I feel glad all over knowing that
someday I will see you again.
Your Granddaughter, Priscilla

Robinson Tugene Weatherford

April/May 1996 The Abaeonian Page 31


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The Haitian freighter LADY ROSELYN sank on the Man-O-War reef at dawn on April
13th. Albury's Ferry took off 15 crew and passengers who were determined to be
properly documented. Within days the boat had broken apart and washed ashore.

Adopt-A-Kid for Karate

The Adopt-A-Kid program is for
helping deserving Karate students who are
financially unable to attend tournaments to
compete. These tournaments are sponsored
by the Florida Sport Karate Association
and average one tournament per month,
taking place in Florida and Georgia.

The students look forward to competing
in the United States and it boosts their
drive to excel. They are asking those in
the community interested in providing
airfare or airfare plus other expenses, to
contact Churton Toote at 367-3101 or
Sylvia Bethel at 367-3114.

Excavation, Utilities, Base Work, Surface Treatment
Cold Mix, Hot Mix, Coal Tar Emulsion Sealer
Striping & Asphalt Related Products

P.O. Box AB 20184
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas;
Phone 809-367-3956 Fax 367-3959

P.O. Box CB 10990
Nassau, NP, Bahamas
809-377-6351 Fax 377-2193

Striking scenes of Abaco will be
featured this summer in the third annual
art exhibition at the Lowe Art Gallery on
Green Turtle Cay. The exhibit will open
at 10 a.m. on June 1st. The exhibit last
year drew several hundred visitors from
throughout Abaco as well as from Nassau
and the United States.
The Gallery, located adjacent to the

Art Treasure Displayed

The Juliette Art Gallery in Marsh
Harbour has on display a very large
painting of the George Town Regatta by
Brent Malone. The owner of the
painting, Mr. Peter Bethell, is allowing
the Gallery to keep the painting on
display for six months until it goes to
The painting, five feet by seven feet,
is on display for everyone to enjoy.
Kathleen Jonson, owner of the Gallery,
encourages schools to have field trips to
the Gallery for young Abaconians to
learn about art.

home of Bahamian artist Alton Lowe, is
set in a hillside garden overlooking Black
Sound. The exhibit will be open every
day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. through
the end of June and by appointment.
This year's exhibit will feature all new
original oil paintings by Mr. Lowe. It
will include three paintings of native
Bahamian shells which have been issued
as Bahamas stamps now in use by the
Bahamas postal service. Other paintings
by Alton Lowe depicting sloops and
sailing dinghies are printed on Bahamian
postal stamps to commemorate the 40th
anniversary of the Family Island Regatta.
Miami artist James Mastin will be
displaying limited edition bronze
sculptures including his recent works
Sailfish" and "Old Man Against the
Wind." Additionally, hand carved models
of sailing ships created by Vertrum Lowe
in the tradition of his father, Albert
Lowe, will be on display.
More works of these artists can be
viewed at the Albert Lowe Museum in
New Plymouth, which houses a
collection of artifacts from Abaco's
colourful maritime history.

Lighthouse Ministries -

Raising the Standard

Lighthouse Ministries had its
humble beginning on the i9th of
February, 1995. Although the building
consisted of only a few 4 x 4 posts
planted in the ground with a 40 foot x
60 foot tarpaulin pulled over them, over
eighty persons turned out to worship
God that first Sunday evening. God's
awesome presence has always filled our
services. There has always been a great
sense of love and unity. I credit this to
the fact that from our very first
services, we have made everyone feel
welcome. No matter what race, creed
or colour, no matter what language
they speak, we have tailored our
services so that all blood-washed, born-
again believers can participate.
Lighthouse Ministries has had much
publicity, locally here on Elbow Cay as
well as on the neighboring islands of
Abaco. All of this publicity has not
always been good by the world's
standards, but our goal is not to please
the world or compromise with them.
All of us have done things in our
past which we can look back upon with
regrets, but hindsight is always 2o/20.
I accepted Christ at the age of eleven
and spent most of my years as a
teenager serving God. Unfortunately, I
then took my eyes off Jesus, turned my
back on God and lived my life in a
backslidden condition for about twelve
years. During this time, I owned and
operated a wholesale/retail liquor store
in White Sound (1988-1991). God was
not satisfied to leave me in this
condition and in early 1990 He really
began to deal with me about my
lifestyle. I could resist the Holy Spirit
no longer. One evening late 1990 1
knelt at my bedside, confessed my sins,
asked God's forgiveness and
immediately felt God's presence fill my
life and again felt His call to spread

the Gospel. The next morning, I
immediately closed the liquor business
and returned the stock to my supplier.
Thank goodness God forgives and
forgets. (Psalms 1o3: 12- As far as the
east is from the west, so far hath He
removed our transgressions from us.)
Obviously, men do not. Many vicious
lies and rumours have been spread
concerning this. Unknown to me, my
former liquor licence was put up for
renewal early this year and was posted
in the Commissioner's Office at
Marsh Harbour. How this could
happen I haven't a clue! I met much
resistance even to have the notice
removed. It was not until I spoke with
Commissioner Hart and he being a
God-fearing man had it removed
immediately. People have gone io the
extent of saying that the extension on
the front of my house is going to be a
liquor store, as well as saying that 1
serve liquor during our services at
Lighthouse Ministries. I would like to
point out that I fear God and not men
(Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly
would like to remind those persons
responsible for these lies that one day
they will give account to God. I am
very encouraged by this persecution
because obviously our Ministry has
Satan very upset and he will use
whatever tactics available to try to
undermine and destroy what God has
begun. (Matthew 16:18 Upon this
rock I will build my church; and the
gates of Hell shall not prevail against
God raised us up to spread the
glorious light of the Gospel, to preach
"Sanctification, Holiness or Hell/" to
expose sin whether in the Church, the

school, the community or wherever it
may lie!
Although we have met much
opposition, our stand for the Gospel
has attracted the attention of such
spiritual leaders as Bishop Clifford
Henfield (pastor of Grace Baptist:
Church on Forest Drive, Dundas.
town,) Rev. Samuel McPhee, Rev..
Livingston Cornish, Rev. Bruce
Mclntosh (also of Grace Baptist),
Commissioner Everett Hart (our Island[
Administrator) and Rev. Timothy
Stuart of Bethel Baptist in Nassau
(the first and oldest Church in the
Bahamas, founded in 1790) all of whom
were on hand for my Ordination
Service earlier this year. We have been
blessed to have been visited by Rev.
Samuel Fowler (Pastor of New Mt.
Sinai Baptist Church located in South
Mastic Point, Andros,) as well as Rev.
Dewitt Hutcheson along with a
delegation of ladies from Bethel Baptist
in Nassau, as well as Dr. John T.
Rolle (Moderator of the Bethel Baptist
Association of the Bahamas).
In the short period of one year and
two months God has provided us with
the necessary funds to pour our
foundation, frame our walls, install
siding and install a roof on our
sanctuary as well as purchase two
vehicles to transport our congregation
to and from Church. God has also
blessed us with the gift of ten -
mahogany pews from the Church of
God in Dundas Town. All of these
blessings have been great, but the
greatest blessings of all have been in
the spiritual ones! We have witnessed
many lives changed by the power of the
Gospel We have seen over thirty souls
come to know Jesus as their personal
Saviour and many rededicate their lives
to God.

We dedicated our sanctuary to God
on the z2st of April, 1996. We had an
attendance of approximately two
hundred thirty people for the occasion.
Bishop Clifford Henfield brought forth
the Word, Dr. J Hohn T. Rolle
conducted the Dedication Ceremony
and Rev. Timothy Stuart the
Dedicatory Prayer. Rev. Samuel
McPhee as well as Rev. Loubert
(Pastor of the Church of God of
Prophecy on Forest Drive, Dundas
Town) were all in attendance.
On Saturday, the 27th of April 996,
a group from our congregation did a
clean-up from the Post Office Dock in
Hope Town at the southernmost tip of
the island at Tahiti Beach. We
collected in excess of three truck loads
of garbage and a thousand plus dollars
in donations. I would like to take this
opportunity to encourage all of the
Church leaders to come together as one
and let us defeat the enemy. Let us
stop fighting each other and focus on
winning souls for Jesus Christ. God
promised me that He would bring
revival to our island if I would take a
stand for Him! What if we would all
stand together? We would shake the
entire nation for Jesus Christ!
Remember, no matter what label we've
given ourselves if we are lifting up the
Name of jesus Christ, we are bothers
and sisters. Jesus is returning to earth
to rapture His people "Jesus people" -
not just to select a few denominations.
I love everyone, even those who would
persecute me, and I am constantly
praying for you all. If Lighthouse
Ministries can be of any spiritual
assistance to anyone, please contact us
at Lighthouse Ministries, Hope Town,
Abaco Bahamas Phone 366-0080
God Bless you,
Rev. Ricky Sweeting

Page 32

The Abaconlan April/May 1996

Janitorial Services Needed

The Water and Sewerage Corporation
invites applications from companies for /
the supply of janitorial services for the
Marsh Harbour office. The work involves
sweeping 3 times per week, mopping 3
twice per week, and cleaning desks,
tables, kitchen and bathroom. Quotations
should reach the Marsh Harbour office on ^OR A
Don MacKay Blvd. by May 10th 1996.


Disney FROM Page 1
island will be leased to the Disney
company for 99 years. This leased area
is environmentally sensitive and the
government is stipulating that it must be
preserved in its natural state and not
developed or altered without approval.
Most cruise ships anchor and have
their passengers go ashore by small boat.
But Disney wanted an island where the
guests could come and go more
conveniently. For this reason the Disney
company will be building a dock,
dredging a channel and putting in aquatic
and recreational facilities as well as food
and beverage facilities. The initial work
has already begun.
Sandy Point is already experiencing
changes. All rooms and houses are filled
as crews move in to commute to the
work site. Freight is being transhipped
through the small town. Marsh Harbour
is also seeing the effects as families of
some are looking for accommodations.'
The company has agreed to use
Bahamian products and hire Bahamian
staff both during the construction and the
operational phases as much as possible.

Two of the Bahamian contractors who
have begun construction are Caribbean
Landscaping and Trans Island Pavers.
The project is in anticipation of two
cruise ships, the DISNEY MAGIC and
the DISNEY WONDER, which will be
put into service during 1998. Cruise
passengers on these boats will spend part
of their time at Gorda Cay and the
remainder of time in Nassau. The cruises
will be offered in conjunction with a visit
to Disney World in Orlando and will be
based in Port Canaveral.
Promotion and reservations for these
cruises will begin this fall in anticipation
of the cruises beginning in January 1998.
The promotion campaigns will bring
attention to The Bahamas in new markets
of Europe and Asia.
The company will use Bahamian
music, arts and crafts, fruit and
vegetables to a great extent. They plan to
have eight straw vendors there.
The government has given them some
concessions such as exemption of
customs and stamp duties on construction
materials, machinery and equipment used
in developing the resort-and property tax
exemption for 20 years.

April/May 1996

The Abaeenlan Page 33

The scenic gateway to the charter-boat fishing docks at Disney's Cast-away Cay
(Gorda Cay) is depicted in the architects sketch above. Nature trails and paths will
lead visitors through the developed areas. Most of the island will be left in its native
state with activities programmed on the water front..

Concrete Blocks
-d in many popular sizes & shapes

Crushed Rock, Sand, Quarry & Cracker Dust
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We have been serving Abce for over 30 years
Monday Friday 7 am 4 pm
East of the airport roundabout at the foot of the quarry hill
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Weather and other conditions will affect the tide. The predictions
shown on this chart are based on the normal conditions that
existed when NOAA/NOS and other agencies gathered the data.
Times shown will be within a few minutes for the entire eastern
Abaco area. Pelican Harbour is just inside North Bar Channel.

Tides Pelican Harbour
26* 23.0' N 76 58.0' W

May 1996

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Hedden FROM Page 29
our reef system for crawfish: Destroying
a habitat (environment) which supports
the product because of pure greed and

Crash in Freeport
A automobile crash on March 19th in
Freeport claimed the life of a young man
with Abaco roots, 23-year-old Andrew
Long. Also injured in the crash was
Charles Stacey Thompson, driver of the
car who was flown to a Fort Lauderdale
hospital. Stacey Thompson is from
Marsh Harbour.
Stacey is now back in Marsh Harbour
recuperating from his severe injuries
which included multiple fractures of his
skull, face, jaws, nose as well has other
fractures. His thigh and knee sustained
severe injuries. He required two
extensive operations to repair some of the

April/May 1996
selfishness. The unfortunate results are
again going to be felt by the next
generation of Bahamians. And we expect
the young to respect us!
There are also many discussions on
the street about the merit of our
illustrious BOYS in BLUE (the police
force) and whether they are effective in
doing their job. The way that I see this is
that firstly we cannot expect the members
of the force to be any more or less
concerned, effective, or corrupt than the
society whom they serve. After all, they
are a product of the same environment as
the rest of us so their values will be
exactly the same. If we do nothing, then
how can we expect more from these
officers? Secondly, we want a convenient
crime control system where, when it suits
our needs, we want officers to turn that
blind eye so that we can benefit. But
when our own safety is concerned we

I Relax p5.. s land Bree zes af l

We're just minutes from restaurants on
the harbour & walking distance to
grocery stores, shopping and ferry docks
leading to outer islands. You will check
into a spacious room with television, air
conditioning, ceiling fan, microwave
oven, small refrigerator and daily maid
service. Call 809-367-3776 or FAX 367-4179

P. 0. Box AB 20030
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

expect a complete reversal. The best
example is given during the drug days
when this community had one of the
most diligent officers on the force serv-
ing the community. At that time there
was great agitation to have him moved!
Now we are crying. I would suggest that
we examine ourselves seriously to re-
move our own double standards before
we look to others.
So as the wheel turns and the soap

opera of life in the Abacos unfolds, the
economy grows, and we are more satis-
fied to grumble and complain than take
an active role in the conservation of our
environment (both social and physical).
We have already forgotten that the up-
coming establishment of local govern-
ment REQUIRES that we all make an
input into the determination of our own
development and future. LOCAL GOV-

The Moorings, the world's largest yacht charter company, manages 625
sailing yachts from 25 locations in the Caribbean, South Pacific and
Mediterranean. The Bahamas base will be expanding its fleet from 15 to 22
yachts during the coming year. In addition to the charter fleet in Marsh Harbour,
Abaco, The Moorings also manages The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina.
The successful applicant would be responsible for managing all day to day
operations of the charter business. Responsibilities would include maintenance
of the yacht charter fleet, purchasing of parts for repair, stock control and
charter administration. Applicants must have proven organisational and
leadership skills, and a very strong Customer Service background. All around
technical skills and maritime knowledge are required, preferably with an in
depth knowledge of Beneteau yachts. Ability to work under pressure to meet
deadlines is a prerequisite. Extensive sailing experience would befit the
successful applicant. Must have an understanding of financial reports and be
capable of meeting budgetary requirements.
Please apply in writing, submitting a detailed resume to: Sarah Dallas-Ross,
The Moorings (Bahamas) Limited, P.O. Box 20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco,
Interested persons are welcomed to telephone and discuss the requirements
of the position beforehand. Telephone 809-367-4000, Fax 367-4004.

$7 Minimum for 3 Lines in one issue
Picture and 4 lines only $25.00
We will take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area. Additional lines at $2.00
per line.
Display classified $16 per column inch
Call 809-367-2677 or FAX 367-3677 3/96

Pinder's Real Estate
Great Guana Cay, Abaco,
"The Unspoiled Island"
Over 200 lots starting at $25,000, also
acreage, oceanfront, hilltop and bayside lots
Pinder's Cottages, 2 & 3 bedroom, $650 to
$700 weekly. A summer special of $350 per
week per person includes one day fishing
& diving 0 One day snorkeling & island
hopping 6 boat & guide 0 all equipment
included 0 6 to 30 people
Great Guana Cay waterfront houses built in
under 3 mo starting at $165,000 includes lot,
about 1000 Sq ft house with 2 bedroom, 2
bath, deck, porch & 12,000 gal cistern,
Call Edmund or Cher6 Pinder at 367-2207 or
CHERE B on VHF Ch 16

unique 2 bed/2 bath
home located in
beautiful Little Harbour
-an Artists' Community-
$230,000 US
Call 809-359-6649
12 Noon 1 p.m.

GUANA CAY Acre on bayside with 200 ft+
of waterfront. Protected cove for boat. In
Dolphin Beach Subdivision with all utilities
in. $100,000
LUBBERS QUARTERS Acre and a half on
east side with deep water. Over 100 ft of
water frontage. $80,000
SUGAR LOAF CAY Two and a half acres
facing Eastern Shores. Protected from wind.
300 ft of waterfront. Highest hill on Sugar
Loaf Cay. $250,000
LITTLE HARBOUR Lots on 80 ft high hill
overlooking ocean and harbour, access to
water. $60,000.
Call Victor at 809-367-2749
or Fax at 809-367-2748


Enjoy the lifestyle you deserve:
*Waterfront lots
*Vacation home
oPrivate boat slips
*Pools/Tennis Courts
*Card access entry
*Gourmet dining
*Property management avail.
Call 809-367-4151 or Fax 4152

WATERFRONT LOT 7 ft. depth low tide.
Also ocean front lot with private beach, over
1 acre, electricity and unlimited fresh water.
Tom Roberts 367-4077
Private SCOTLAND CAY Airstrip
Furnished 3BR/3B plus Guest Cottage
MARINA LOT 1/2 acre, 60' slip at dock
Price Reduced and Negotiable
Owner Financing Make offer
413-259-1806 Phone/Fax 809-332-2049
LEISURE LEE 2.4 Acre Point w/seven unit
town house. Contact Florence Roberts at 809-
327-8297, 359-6023, rax 809-325-1076
TREASURE CAY off Windward Bch, 3 bed
2 bath, furnished, large patio, Call 809-365-
LEISURE LEE New home 3300 sq.ft., 1650
sq.ft. living area, 8' covered porch, central
A/C, Beach & boating access. Reduced
$165,000 Net, Avail. for rent. Phone Laura
at 367-2811 or Jamie at 365-6086 daytime
PELICAN SHORE large lot 25,873 sq.ft. on
Fanny Bay, 186 ft. waterfront, incl. seawall
& part foundation, Lovely private location.
Call 809-367-2701 Wk or 367-3211 Hm
GREAT GUANA Cay ocean front lot, 110 X
85, near new hotel/inn. 1 h Miles W of
settlement $85,000, other lots nearby from
$18,500. Ph 359-6120 or SEASIDE on VHF
DUNDAS TOWN Allotment Lot 8E, off
Forest Dr. 89.97X100 Ft $10,500 or nearest
offer, Call 367-2308
MAN-O-WAR Charming oceanfront 3Br
home on 3/4 acre, 2 Br. Guest house
w/ocean view, utility bldg. & garage,
standby gen., sat. dish, golf cart, 50,000 gal
cistern, ++, ready to live in, Call Nancy

Abaco Real Estate
Agency Limited

Listing of the Month
White Sound on Elbow Cay
Spaciuous 4 bedroom/2 bath house located
on private 1 acre tip of island only 20
minutes from mainland and airport.
Protected dock, all amenities. A location
hard to beat!
Call 809-367-2719 or Fax 809-367-2359

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Prestigious estate for sale outside
Hope Town offers world class
fishing at your doorstep. Custom
designed 6000 sq. ft. open interior
affords every luxury and amenity
with 2 firelit living rooms, marbled
dream kitrchpn cathPdral cPilings,;
bedrooms, 4.5 baths with lavish
master suite having shared Jacuzzi,
covered terrace overlooking 50x20
pool, hot tub & endless shimmering
waters. Exquisitely furnished with
Mexican handcarved furniture,
handworked coral stone tiles and
marble. Contact The Management,
Ltd., Tel. (#09) 367-3557

MAN-O-WAR Large quiet wooded lots with
private path to fine beach, all with
underground elect. Some with private path to
harbour and dock location. Harcourt
Thompson, M-O-W Cay (809) 365-6060
LARGE FURNISHED 4/4 house on Treasure
Cay canal, Buy or rent, Call 407-495-5443
2.5 ACRES beyond SHELL depot in Murphy
Town. Willing to subdivide, Call 367-2553
MAN-O-WAR 3 bed 1 bath block house,
furnished, porch, close to ocean, large cis-
tern, $90,000. 367-3650 days, 367-2446 ev.
SCOTLAND CAY Coconut Creek Marina
Lot, 60' slip $110,000, Terms Avail. Call
Don Copeland 407-744-3206 or 546-8263

Land & Sea

Homes Apts.0 Rentals Acreage
Quaint wood house on Elbow Cay
1 bed/i bath w/sleeping loft
Beach access, Asking $180,000
P.O. Box AB 20179
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Office phone & Fax 809-367-3276
Evenings 809-367-2789


RENT MATT LOWES Cay, only one house,
sleeps 10, lots of porches and decks, 50 acre
island, 5 beaches, 2 acre fruit lot, protected
boat basin, 10 minutes from Marsh Harbour
in Abaco Sound, 24 ft Boston Whaler
optional, Call 809-367-2677 or FAX 367-

Clean, bright, two bedroom, one bath, w/
central A/C, Laundry room adjacent,
Tastefully furnished, ceramic kitchen, must
see. Call Brenda at 365-6072
BEACH FRONT House Scotland Cay,
3Br/3B $1100/wk4pers +$200wk. ea. add'l
413-259-1806 Phone/Fax 809-332-2049
HOPE TOWN Turtle Hill ocean view 4
cottages, 2 bed 2 bath, all with kitchens, air
conditioned, pool, private access to beach,
includes golf cart,. Call 809-366-0053
Come Find The Treasure in
Treasure Cay
LUXURY Fully equipped 2 bed/2 bath
condo. Finest rental property in Treasure
Cay, right on the beach. Rent directly from
the owners. Phone or Fax 809-365-8514
AIRLINE Captain wants to rent 3 or 2 bedrm
house or apartment within 20 miles of Marsh
Harbour or on one of the Cays. Prefer long
term, would consider lease purchase. Reply
by phone or Fax to 603-889-9071
LOOKING FOR RENTAL in Abaco 3 br/2
bath on water with boat. From 1/10/97 to
3/31/97. Contact E. Masterson, 3212 S.
Ocean Blvd. Apt. 706A, Highland Bch, FL
33487, 407-278-8444, Fax 407-274-3980
GUANA CAY COTTAGES for weekly rent,
Also rental golf carts & rental bicycles, Call
Donna at 809-365-5195

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Houses and Land Buy or Rent

April/May 1996 The Abaconian Page 35

Road Map FROM Page 2
somewhere I have never been before, I
buy a road map of the area. I decide
where I want to end up, then I look at the
map and determine which road will best
get me there. On my trips I have been
able to buy a road map from someone
who went out and surveyed the land,
became familiar with the area and then
drew up a comprehensive map or guide.
We cannot go out and buy a guide for the
future direction of Hope Town because to
my knowledge we have not yet drawn one
up. But all of us who live here are
familiar with the area and do have the
ability to sit down together and draw up
our own road map.
The public Board of Works meeting
held on February 16th at the Hope Town
school could be described as the first step
towards drawing a road map for the
island. In this meeting many issues were
addressed. The public got their thoughts
out and I wrote them down. I passed these
thoughts on to the rest of the community
through this paper. I thank God for The
Abaconian which is playing a vital role in
the success of our future development. By

having the paper, Abaconians are now
able to communicate in a new and
positive way.
Here is perhaps one suggestion which
might assist us with the drawing of our
map. First, hold a public meeting and get
all of our ideas on paper. Second, shape
these ideas into categories. Third, get back
together and vote for the categories we
want. All the categories that win the
majority of votes in the election will then
be worked on by the community and
members of local government.
For example, let us say twelve ideas get
voted in, then this could be one project a
month for an entire year. In this way we
will know what to expect of ourselves and
our local government for the next year.
We can post our agenda in the paper. We
can also put up a bulletin board on the
Post Office wall. On the bulletin board we
can show a breakdown of our twelve
projects and which month they are to be
worked on. And perhaps whenever we
start to feel insecure or concerned about
the direction of the island, we will be able
to pull our map out and feel some sense
of reassurance.

Banner FROM Page 18

school in their area. All age schools take
students from grade one through to when
the students leave school. These are
schools which are located away from a
high school. Some students from these
schools now attend high school but

parents have some of the responsibility
for transportation for them to attend the
high schools. High schools have grades
seven through 12.
Banner Day was organized by Candace
Key of Hope Town, principal of the
Hope Town School. The judges as well
as many other individuals and businesses
helped make this event a memorable one.

$7.00 Minimum for 3 Lines in one issue
Picture and 4 lines only $25.00
We will take the photo in the Marsh
Harbour area.
Additional lines at $2.00 per line.
Display classified $16 per column inch
Call 809-367-2677 or FAX 367-3677 3/96

$300 Reard for 14 Fr Hobic Car I .sl abour
April 6th from Scotland Cay. Repl) to 367-
2677 or 367-37.fTT' iT6omiiation

PAINTING, Interior & Exterior Pressure
Cleaning & Mildew removal Water-
proofing Roofing 0 Rotten wood replaced
Leroy Tucker, Marsh Harbour, 367-3849
Pens, caps, labels, T-shirts, calendars,
key chains, desk items, etc. Printing.
Call Miriam Sowers, Scher & Alvarez.
Phone 305-553-6202 FAX 305-553-4024

Beautiful home and office interiors are a
combination of taste, knowledge of design
and selection of materials. For professional
on-site consultation for space planning,
selection and specifications of furniture,
fabrics, windows, floors, walls and
accessories. Call BARBARA FARNAN, 809-
365-8800. Over 15 years experience.
ALL CARPENTRY JOBS including cabinets,
roofs repaired & shingled, rotten wood
replaced, call Randy Sawyer at 367-4487 or
367-2187 day or night.

Cars & Trucks for Sale
1988 CHEVY S10 Pickup, A/C, tape deck,
excellent cond. $7500 Call 365-8078


MB hard drive, 19.2 bps Fax modem, mini
tower, 2 dr, SVGA monitor & mouse $1200.
SHARP 4/21b notebook 386/25, 2Mb Ram,
80 MB hard drive, built-in mouse, PCMCIA
slot, 2 NiCad batt. $850. Call 365-8514
WALK-IN TASCO Freezer 15,000 lb
capacity, 2 yr old, used 1 yr, asking $7500,
(Cost $12,000 new) Call 365-8978

NEED Experienced help for the following:
Waiter, Bartender, Front-of-the-House Super-
visor, Maintenance, Cook, Maid. Housing
provided on Guana Cay. Call 367-3590.
someone to do cosmetic repairs to our charter
fleet in Marsh Harbour. We are looking for
someone experienced and who can work on
their own initiative for gelcoat repairs,
varnishing veneered yacht interiors and
fibreglass work. Please no applications from
unqualified persons.
someone with the above skills and who also
has experience or is willing to be trained in
maintenance of yacht rigging, deck and
interior fittings.
THE yacht charter industry is a customer
oriented business which requires teamwork
and working to meet deadlines. A flexible
attitude and good customer service skills are
Please apply giving details of experience and
references to The Manager, The Moorings
(Bahamas) Ltd., PO Box AB 20469, Marsh
Harbour, Abaco. Phone 367-4000 or Fax
needed, references and resume required.
Must be willing to live in Hope Town, Call
366-0095 or Fax 366-0286

Buying? Selling?
Need Qualified Help?
Want more Business?
A low cost ad like this can
bring fast results.
Call 367-2677 or Fax 3677

Call Stafford at 809-365-0023 for details
10 Ft AVON middle aged, serviceable
14 Ft HOBIE, mainsail, good trampoline,
most rigging, needs work
18 Ft Geriatric MOBJACK swift-planing, self
bailing sloop, rigging, Needs rebuilding
24 Ft Elegant MENEMSHA 1972
FRIENDSHIP sloop. Swallow-like grace in
dusky green Imron, fiberglass, 10 hp Volvo
diesel, 2'9" draft, roller furling jib & main,
4 winches, 4 foresails, 3 buiks, cushions,
galley, enclosed head
25 Ft ALLMAND 1970 Fisherman, 120 hp
low hr. Volvo diesel outdrive, economical,
soft ride 17 kt seaboat, 2 bunks, head, VHF
All duty pd, Call Dixon Downey 359-6110
17 Ft Kayak, fiberglass, British made, Call
Ron at 359-6752
14 Ft HOBIE complete w/sails, extra quality
hardware. $1,000 negotiable
17 Ft MAKO ANGLER center console,
Bimini, w/70 hp Evinrude, low hrs, under 2
yrs old. $6,000. Call 367-3287 or Fax 3043
21 Ft MAKO w/two 90hp Mercury engines,
low hours, Loran & depth finder, on lift 4
months, in garage storage 8 months, excellent
cond. Duty Pd & Bahamian registered, See
Royce at National Marine, Call 367-2736

Excellent Condition

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cushions, leaning post, Bimini top, full instrumentation and more. Must see to
appreciate. Priced in the 20's. Serious inquiries please contact JIMMY ROBERTS at
365-4249 or Rick Woodson at 540-366-8888 for more.information or appointment.

For Sale

by Bank of Nova Scotia

Single storey wooden structure approx. 7,200 sq. ft. building comprised
of two bedrooms, one bathroom, living/dining room, TV room & kitchen,
Dimensions of building 26 ft. by 36 ft. Also on property is a building
utilized as a shop /storage with dimensions of 18 ft. by 20 ft. and a
wooden deck 64 ft by 9 ft. Repairs needed to same.

For more details, please contact:
Manager, Bank of Nova Scotia,
Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
Phone 809-367-2141 or Fax 367-2565

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Miscellaneous, Household, and Boats

22 Ft BARTENDER 1990 Cabin Cruiser
with 200 hp Volvo Penta diesel, in very good
condition, $25,000. Call Truman at 366-0101
27 Ft ALBIN Cruising & Fishing, 100 HP
Westerbeke, outriggers & downrigger, 2'6"
draft, double V berth, table, enclosed head
w/shower, galley, 2 ice boxes, VHF, 72 gal
fuel, 40 gal water, awning, solar panel
w/charge controller, duty pd., $25,000
Contact Lighthouse Marina 366-0154
33 Ft NEWPORT, lovely sailing sloop in
great shape... great price too! Call Evans at
ABC Charters, Hope Town or call 809-947-
2192 for more information.
Well maintained & custom fitted for the avid
sports fisher
Furuno radar
Robertson auto pilot
Northstar GPS loran
Robertson Robchart
Furuno fish finder
Twin Cat diesel 3208's turbo charged
12v. & 24v. battery hookups for electric
reels & downriggers
12 KV generator
Night headlights
Cockpit freezer
Engine electric oil feed system
Electric windlass anchor system
Electric head with macerator
Complete galley with microwave
Air conditioning
Spare prop shaft
Large inventory of spare parts included
$100,000 DUTY PAID
Contact Charles or Donna Sands, 809-365-
5195 or VHF Ch. 16 Young Lovers


40' "CUSTOM" Norman Cross Design
Trimaran, fully equipped, 4108 Perkins main
eng. 3.5 Westebeke gen. A/C, two frig, Pro-
pane stove. Call Marsh Harb. 809-367-2269
46 Ft TRIMIRAN 1980 w/4.108 Perkins 51
hp diesel engine, lin good condition.
$85,000, Call Truman at 809-366-0101

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Call Daron, Ginnie or Cina

Marsh Harbour
Tel (809) 367-2549
Fax (809) 367-3075
Treasure Cay
Tel (809) 365-8650



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