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Title: Abaconian
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Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 09-01-1996
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Savatheta Fynes Wins Silver

Savatheta Fynes (on the right) and Troy Mclntosh took the honours August 10th at a public recognition ceremony at
Ingraham's Park in Coopers Town. Ms. Fynes was a member of the team who won silver in the 4 x 100 meter relay
at the Olympics in Atlanta. Mr. Mclntosh got to the finals in the 4 x 100 meter relay. Both athletes grew up in the
adjoining Fire Road settlement where their parents still live.

Subdivision Work to Begin in 90 Days
Seymour Expects Owners to Move in Their Houses Within the Year

Housing Releases
Subdivision Details
Mr. Melvin Seymour, Chief Housing
Officer with the Department of Housing,
conducted several meetings in the Marsh
Harbour area in mid-August concerning
the new government subdivision. The

project is being designed for low to
middle income families. Government
intends this to be a model community
with both zoning and deed restrictions
used to ensure controlled and approved
development. Any Bahamian may apply
but must show that mortgage

BEC's Expansion On-Line in Dec.

The goal of Bahamas Electricity
Corporation is to provide electrical
service to most of Abaco from one main
generating plant in Marsh Harbour. For
the past several years they have been
upgrading and extending their power
system toward this goal. Mr. John

Hudson, BEC (Abaco) Manager,
recently updated The Abaconian on their
There are two main areas of work.
One was to upgrade the facility in Marsh
Harbour to be able to produce enough


arrangements are underway with a bank.
Mr. Seymour was firm is stating that
the allocation of these lots will be based
on need with a demonstrated ability to
make monthly mortgage payments and not
on speculation of any kind. They will be
sold in conjunction with bank financing
for the purchaser's primary residence.
These land sales are intended to be a
three way partnership between the
purchaser, the Ministry of Housing and
the financing bank. Including the bank as
an interested party will help ensure the
scheme's success. Title to an individual's
lot will be held by the bank until the
terms of the mortgage are satisfied.

Page 15 PLEASE SEE Subdivision

Page 3

Sweeting Reviews Four Years

In a recent interview with Robert
Sweeting, Member of Parliament for the
Hope Town constituency, he summarized
the accomplishments of his government
for Abaco. He outlined the benefits each
settlement had received during the first
four years of the Free National
Movement government. For all towns
there have been major improvements in
the infrastructure that have bettered the
lives of their citizens.

Green Turtle Cay
Mr. Sweeting mentioned that
rebuilding and paving roads has been
done in many communities. This is true
in Green Turtle Cay. They have
completed the paving of three miles of
road from the settlement to White Sound
and improved some of the settlement
roads. Within the next year and a half


Fire Road Boasts Two Olympians

An Appreciation Ceremony was held
in Cooper's Town to celebrate the
accomplishments of two athletes in the
Olympics from Fire Road, Savatheda
Fynes and Troy Mclntosh. The
ceremony, held at Ingraham's Park in
Cooper's Town on August 10th, was to
honour Mr. Mcintosh for getting to the
finals in the 4 x 400m race and Ms.
Fynes for being part of the team which
won the silver in the 4 x 100m race. Mr.
Mcintosh also competed individually in
the 200m and 450m races while Ms.
Tynes competed individually in the 100m
and 200m races.
The Bahamas did very well at the
Centennial Olympics held in Atlanta,
Georgia, sending 21 athletes who
competed in the areas of sailing,
swimming, track and field and tennis.
And many athletes are now more
determined to work toward competing in
the next Olympics to be held in Sidney,
Australia in the year 2000.
The only medal won previously in
track and field athletics was when Frank
Rutherford won a bronze medal in the
1992 Olympic Games in Spain.
Ms. Tynes' teammates in the relay
were Pauline Davis, Eldece Clarke,
Chandra Sturrup with back-up Debbie
Ferguson. Since-Debbie Ferguson ran in
the semi-finals, she was also awarded a
silver medal.
At the ceremony in Nassau to honour
the athletes, MP Algernon Allen,
Minister of Youth and Sports, announced
that each of these women will receive
$10,000 from the government to help
with their training and education. The
athletes had been receiving a stipend
from the government for the past several
months. He also mentioned that a
gymnasium is planned for Abaco but did
not specify when it would be built.
During the ceremony Mr. St. Anthony
Nixon of Cooper's Town was presented
with $500 worth of uniforms and cleats
for potential track and field athletes. This
was given by the Frank Rutherford
Foundation to encourage future
Olympians. The committee on Abaco
will be looking for potential athletes at
Abaco Central as well as S.C. Bootle
High School.
Ms. Fynes is the daughter of Ms.
Pearl Lewis of Fire Road. She lived
there until she was thirteen when she
went to live in Nassau. After completing
PLEASE SEE Silver Page 14

Stories Inside
Council Members Pg 2
Letters to Editor 8
Save Ouy Youth Rally 19
Viewpoint 20
Min. of Transportation 21
M-O-War Book Review 21
Receipes 24
Storm Tips for Boaters 25

Pigeon Hunting Date has
not been determined yet.

Mr. John Hudson, Manager BEC

Page 7

Page 2 The Abaeonian September 1996

4 mIsland Councils

Sandra Albury
Valentino Feaster
Valeria Lightbourne
Paul Pinder
Nixon Simms, Jr
Cecil Stuart
Israel Williams

Mike Malone Chairman
Mike Malone. Chairman

Clifford Henfield, Sr.
Deputy Chairman

Lowell Albury
Percy Archer
Suzanne Bethel
Glen 'Iv.L.IUI onalUA
Frankie Russell
Bill Swain
Walter Sweeting

Council for
North Abaco

Joe Norris, Chairman

Was Not

Gersil Edgecomb
Deputy Chairman

Other Council Members
Roosevelt Curry,
O'Donald McIntosh
Starlene Nairn
Burnell Parker
Leon Pinder
Myrtis Russell
Roswell Sawyer

The elected Town Committee
members have all been sworn in and are
beginning to organize their affairs. The
Councils have also met, been sworn in,
and elected their Chief Councillors and
Deputy Chief Councillors. All are now
beginning their work in earnest. tackling
their responsibilities. The Councillors
and Town Committee members were
elected for a term of three years.
Their first job was to appoint board
members and name the chairmen of each
board. Most of these boards are now
named and the next issue of The
Abaconian will list all those members.
The board members will serve a one-year
term. Each Council appoints four boards,
Town Planning, Licensing, Port
Authority and Hotel Licensing. The three
Councils together appoint one Road
Traffic Board. The Council can also
appoint advisory boards which will be
purely to advise, not make decisions. The
Central Council expects to appoint a
Tourism advisory board.
High on the agendas of the Councils is
to allocate the monies budgeted for their
district. Each town sent Nassau a budget
last spring for their community but the
money allocated is less than asked for.
The Councils also have to make the
decisions as to what each town will be
responsible for and what responsibilities
the Council will retain. For instance, the
upkeep of schools and government
buildings will in some instances be
delegated to the community where it is
located whereas maintenance of other
buildings such as the airport will remain
in the jurisdiction of the Council.
The Councils realize that they need to
start immediately and asked each Town
Committee to review their school
facilities. The Central Council requested
a status report on Abaco Central High
School. School maintenance needs to be
addressed as well as many other areas.


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September 1996 The Abaconian Page 3

Land for Low & Middle Income Families


FROM Page 1

Lots Are to Built On,
Not Speculated On
Purchasers will be allowed only one lot
based on need and the ability to secure
financing. The government does not want
to see any lots purchased for speculation
and remain vacant. The government's
attitude is that they can speculate as well
as anyone else. The present intent is to
foster home ownership for those at the
bottom and middle of the economic
Mr. Seymour strongly urged all
interested persons to begin discussions
immediately with their banker and get a
letter of commitment concerning a
mortgage. A banker's "Approval in
Principle" would be viewed by the

Mr. Melvin Seymour

Department of Housing as a serious
commitment and place the prospective
purchaser on the list. Applications
submitted without a financial guarantee
included will not be considered.
First Offering Will Be
About 200 Lots
The total parcel vested with the
Ministry of Housing for the Marsh
Harbour subdivision is 523 acres and
Phase One will develop about 200 lots on
less than half of this total acreage. As
Phase One reaches the saturation point,
Phase Two will begin with another 200 -
300 lots. Any mistakes or shortcomings
found in Phase One can be addressed in
Phase Two. The first phase will
predominately lay against Forest Drive
with Phase Two extending southward to
S.C. Bootle Drive.
Residential lots are presently
configured to be 100 ft by 100 ft with
provision for parks, commercial areas,
churches and the other facilities
communities expect and look forward to.
Some residential lots may be larger than
the basic 10,000 square feet.
Commercial lot sizes will be

determined by the nature of the business
but could be 40,000 square feet or more.
Commercial and multi-family lots will
cost more than single family residential

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"to each according to his need, from each
according to his ability." He also said
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acre lots and watch half an acre get
developed with the owner leaving the
balance vacant for future speculation.
This has happened too often in the past.
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be a central element in Phase One of this
development. Shops and commercial areas
will be on the outside periphery or on a
central boulevard leaving the center
portions for residential use. One area is
reserved for multi-family apartments.
Consideration will be given to an area
zoned to encourage micro-businesses.
Examples might include a seamstress,
beautician, video rental, or draftsman
who needs only a front room on the
street. A small business on the street with
the owner's residence behind is frequently
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PLEASE SEE Subdivision Page 30


Page 4 The Abaconian September 1996

South Abaco News

Sandy Point
By Ruth Flowers
The successful candidates who were
elected members to the Sandy Point
Town Committee held a party for their
supporters on Thursday, August 15th.
Benjamin Pinder, James Dean, Patrick
Roberts, Robert McKinney, Paul Pinder,
Valeria Lightbourne and Nicholas
Roberts expressed their appreciation in
an open celebration at the public dock.
There was great fellowship and lots of
food and drink.
Sandy Point is certainly looking up
and moving on. A public bus system is
expected to be in place as early as
September 3rd to transport people to and
from Sandy Point and Marsh Harbour.
This is certainly going to be a relief for
the residents of this community.
It will also mean that the high school
students will have an opportunity to
travel back and forth for school daily. In
the past the students had to board with
people in the Marsh Harbour area or the
family had to move to Marsh Harbour
for their children to receive their
Two services will be offered, one for
the public and a second bus for the
students. The government will be
subsidizing the cost for the high school
students. This will also provide
transportation for the residents and
students of Crossing Rocks into Marsh
Harbour. The costs for these services is
not available at this time.
We regret that we had an error in the
election resultsfor Cherokee. The correct
number of votes for Michael Bethel was
90, not 99 as we printed. The final tally
shows that Vashti Albury received 92
votes, the highest number of votes in
By Lee Pinder
The kids are back in school, the
crawfishermen are probably out on their
third trip and Christmas is right around
the corner. Thank goodness, things are
back to normal.
It seems a tropical depression or
hurricane is always threatening this time
of the year. These are a constant worry
to our fishermen and more so their
families when they are far away at sea.
As many of you may remember, two
Cherokee smacks were lost in storms and
seven men drowned back in the 1930s
and our fishermen are constantly in our
thoughts when they are away on a

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In a way I feel bad about not being re-
elected to the Town Committee because
so many people urged me to run, even
though I was off the island. However, I
wish to thank those who did vote for me
and also to congratulate the winners and
say that I have complete confidence in
the newly elected members of Local
Government and know they will continue
to do the best job possible for our
The Committee should be busy now
working out how best to allocate funds
for all the necessary expenditures and
hopefully there will be a little left over to
continue the projects that have already
been started. If we can just keep in mind
that they are working on our behalf,
without compensation, with all our help
and support, they will succeed.
Crossing Rocks
Pastor Mervin Burroughs was
honoured for his four years of service at
the St. Mark's Baptist Church in
Crossing Rocks. This service and a
luncheon following were on August 22nd
and for this special event they had Rev.
Carrington Pinder from Nassau as guest

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By Ken Owen
Local Government
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Committee, headed by the chairman,
Pastor Nixon Simms, have already
moved swiftly to fulfill their parochial
duties. A scant few days after their
election, a pump and pressure tank with
yards of PVC pipes have been purchased
and delivered to the school. These will
be used to supply drinking water to the

school, teachers' residences, the clinic
and nurse's residence. Two drinking
fountains will be installed at strategic
locations around the school. As the
school is built on high ground, water
from the main supply frequently fails to
reach us. When this happens, the new
system can be switched on so that the
school and clinic will be assured of an
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A community meeting has been called
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It will be addressed by the chairman and
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Mosquito Fogger is Supplied to Abaco

The Department of Environmental
Health supplied an Ultra Low Volume
(ULV) insecticide machine for use on
Abaco to control mosquitos and to a
lesser extent, house flies. The $7,000
ULV machine is mounted on a small
trailer and can be towed by any car or
pickup with a trailer hitch.

Delsak Culmer, Craig Armstrong and
Ms. Thompson of the Environmental
Health Department held a meeting in
Marsh Harbour on August 21st discussing
community sanitation, vector control,
harbour pollution, water purity and other
related issues.
They mentioned the $500,000 trash

handling and disposal study recently
conducted throughout the Bahamas and
they expect the recommendations to be
received soon. Local Council members
are waiting for this report which may
have suggestions on relocating and
managing the Marsh Harbour dump.
A set of sanitation rules Was left with
Don Cornish, Council Secretary for
Central Abaco, relating to septic tank size
and other items of health concern. They
said that septic tanks are rarely sized
correctly to match a building or its
They were pleased that the quality of
our potable water supply has been holding
up for the last two years.

The ULV machine is to help control
mosquitos which are the carrier of dengue
fever. This ULV machine is not a fogger
but is a sophisticated gasoline powered
atomizer, something like a high-tech paint
sprayer. It dispenses four ounces of
Malathion or Baytex per minute or two
ounces per acre when towed at the
recommended 10 miles per hour.
Malathion is the preferred insecticide
as it has a short residual life. Local
operators will be trained in its use and the
proper handling of the chemicals. The
Department of Health is making this
sprayer available to Abaco communities
and they reserve the right to utilize it if
the need arises.

The new Ultra Low Volume (ULV) insecticide machine was demonstrated (using
water) to members of Abaco's Councils and Committees. It is slated to be used
immediately in the Cooper's Town area against mosquitos. The Ministry of Health
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Page 6 The Abaconian September 1996

School News

Education Conference
By Candace Key
Several educational administrators
from Abaco attended the 16th Annual
National Education Conference held in
Nassau from August 19th to 22nd. This
year's theme was Quality Education
Through Decentralization.
The three-day conference was
addressed during the opening by the
Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert
Ingraham, Dame Ivy Dumont, Min. of
Education and Mrs. Zelma Dean,
Director of Education The Permanent
Secretary of Education, Mrs. Anita
Bernard chaired the opening ceremony
that featured the Royal Bahamas Police
Band and the stirring ceremonial
presentation of flags from all the Bahama
During the conference the
administrators were presented with
information concerning new policies that
will be brought into service by the recent
election of local government and the
resulting decentralization. The conference
was set up as any international
conference would be with delegates
seated with their island colleagues at'
tables arranged with microphones in the
An evening town forum was held
during the conference so that parents and
community members could better
understand the upcoming changes that
will be taking place in education. The
Minister of State and Local Government,
Mr. David Thompson and the
Parliamentary Secretary for Education,

Hon. Senator Alvin Smith acted as
speakers for that forum. Various
superintendents and principals acted as
hosts for the sessions over the three
Sessions such as scheduling, time-
tabling, integrating curriculum,
supervision, testing and evaluation and
the new scheme of upward mobility
tracking for teacher's advancement were
held. Working sessions were also
planned for the various islands to meet
and decide together on issues affecting
the education of the nation's children.
It was a time for learning but also for
making new acquaintances among
colleagues and enjoying the company of
those already known. All 300 participants
readily agreed it was definitely the
conference of the decade for
administrators. The Minister of
Education can be very proud of the
thoroughly professional nature of the
conference from start to finish.
Those attending from Abaco were the
District Education Officer for Abaco,
Mr. Jackson McIntosh, Mr. Cephas
Cooper, Principal of Abaco Central, Mr.
Euthol Green, Principal of S.C. Bootle,
Mrs. Anne Bootle, Principal of Treasure
Cay Primary, Mrs. Felamease Sawyer,
Principal of Marsh Harbour Primary,
Mrs. Candace Key, Principal of Hope
Town School, Mr. Andrew Curry,
Principal of Amy Roberts All-Age
School, Mr. Rodney Smith, Principal of
Dundas Town Primary and Mr. Michael
Rolle, Principal of Cooper's Town

New Teacher for
Hope Town School
By Candace Key
Hope Town School and our
community are delighted to welcome
Nancy and Bruce McDaniel and their
children Zoe and Reilly to our town.
Nancy will teach grades 1 and 2 in the
Hope Town School.
The McDaniels are from
Fredericksburg, Virginia, where Nancy
has most recently taught at Montford
Academy. The McDaniels visited here
for three weeks last year and observed
closely the working of our community
and school. They decided they would like
to make our small island community their
home. They arrived last week with their
belongings, 30 boxes of classroom
supplies and teaching aids and a lop-
eared bunny Nancy has for her
classroom. Nancy brings excellent
credentials to her new post. On top of
certification for Grades K-6, she has
Special Education and Computer
Technology training. We're thrilled to
have "Mrs. McDaniel" join our school

and to have the McDaniels as part of our
island family. Welcome.
There's Work to Be Done
Bruce McDaniel wasted no time! The
minute he was unpacked, he arrived at
school to help. We ladies put him to
work putting the final coat of paint on a
classroom floor and setting up our 15
computers and new copy machine that
had arrived over the summer. The
McDaniels are already shining examples
of a family working for their community!
The school was fortunate to receive
these computers through the generosity of
Dr. and Mrs. Larry Beechy, second-
home owners in Hope Town. A new lap
top computer with printer was donated by
Mr. Michael Burroughs and will come in
handy for teachers taking home to print
out school work. Many thanks to all.
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September 1996 The Abaconian Page 7

Improvements Will Help Abaco's Economy

they will be resurfacing
roads within the community)
inch layer of concrete.
But this will be done onl
pipes have been laid. These
are the first work being do
the town with fresh wat
mainland. The project to
water to Green Turtle Cay
be completed in one and ha

Mr. Robert Sweeting,
All the cays will eventual

areas along the road.
FROM Page 1 Great Guana Cay
the concrete Mr. Sweeting commented that Guana
with a four Cay has seen quite a few improvements
also. A new phone system has brought
them phones comparable to the rest of
y after water
Sater water the country and is greatly appreciated by
e water pipes all the residents there. The new system
ne to supply
ne to supply required a whole new building to house
er from the
pu fresh the equipment. Much road work has been
ipump freh completed there. All the town roads have
l pbably been repaved. A new town dock has been
If years. built at the eastern end of town and
dredging is now underway to deepen the
water around both public docks, making
them much more functional. During the
next term, if the FNM is still the
government, they plan to put in a second
Road behind the present town area, which
will open a big area for expansion.
Man-O-War Cay
The improvement in the main roads
and cross roads of Man-O-War has been
k completed. Government has made a
commitment to complete the road work.
Two public docks have been rebuilt. The
government is replacing the lights at the
M. P. ball park. The poles are in and the lights
lly have water have arrived so that project will soon be

from the mainland if the FNM party
remains in power. The major work with
this project is setting up the well fields
on the mainland to supply the water.
Mr. Sweeting is pleased that Green
Turtle Cay is also scheduled to have their
school, police station and post office
buildings upgraded. The government is
planning major work on the street along
the harbour water front. They plan to put
in bulk-heading and fill along the shore.
They will then rebuild the road, making
it wider and providing parking in some

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With Effective Education Everyone Benefits

It's again school time when all our
children will be back in classrooms. For
many parents it is a relief to have the
children in school after a summer of
arranging with friends and relatives to
keep them.
But as parents and guardians we have
a big responsibility to make sure our
children are getting the best education
possible. In our modern world knowledge
is so much more critical for success than
it ever has been before. Technology has
developed to the point that all of us have
to learn new concepts. We all have to
become acquainted with modern
appliances and electronic devices of all
types. Many of us need computer skills
to do well at work. And these trends will
continue. The good jobs are going to go
to those who are prepared and have a
good education.
Abaco has come a long way in the
past 35 years. Back then it was a
subsistence economy. We depended on
the fish and conch out of the sea and
vegetables from the garden to sustain us.
Regular salaries and pay checks were
almost unknown. In just a few years we
have come into the 21st century so that
now we have as many satellites and
computers per population as anywhere in
the world. Fax machines, beepers,
microwave ovens they are all part of
our lives.
But do we have the technicians to
maintain all our gadgets? Do we have

mechanics who can repair the newer cars
with computer-operated systems, the
electronic gear which the fishermen rely
on to find the fish habitats, the
refrigeration systems in our stores and
fish houses? It is critical that we educate
our children.
We are amazed at the number of
students from Abaco who are now away
at school. This is a very encouraging
trend. But we must encourage them to
come back home when their formal
education is completed. Businesses must
recognize their skills and hire according
to a person's capabilities and skills to
develop their business to its full
Before our students can learn technical
skills, they must have a good foundation.
As parents we must insist that the schools
teach the fundamentals, reading and
math, English and writing. They must
teach practical, useful principles which
will carry them into real life. Our
schools must teach 'real life' knowledge -
how to write letters, how to fill out an
application for a job, how to balance a
check book, how bank interest works,
many things they will need after they get
out of school.
How can parents help bring this about?
Get involved in your child's school life.
Get to know your child's teachers and let
them know that you support them. Keep
up with what your child is studying.
Look at their school work and their home

Letters to the editor

Others may have got the credit for this
Gives Credit Where Due but I like to give credit where credit is
To Mr. Editor, due.
T r. E Thanks for the space in your paper.
This is really and truly a "long Keep up thegoodwork.
overdue" thanks to the one I deem the
right person to say thanks to for getting Sincerely,
to the bottom of a very smelly situation Carolyn A. Lowe
which left longer could have been
dangerous. For weeks, possibly months, Volunteer Fire
the smell of fuel was coming out of the Brigade Praised
drain that led into the harbour of Marsh Dear Editor,
Harbour and was so strong it actually Carib Freight would like to extend a
made me sick at the stomach. When the most sincere Thank You to the Hope
wind was in the easterly direction, I Town Volunteer Fire Brigade, especially
could not keep my door or windows Chris, Brian and Russ, also Cheryl and
open. Carter Bryant from the "Shelmar", Mr.
It got so bad after talking to several Jimmy Albury, Mr. Richard Albury and
who I thought would be able to see about all other boats and people who so kindly
it that I decided to call Mike Malone. He assisted us with fire extinguishers to put
was the one who took time to come out out the fire aboard Carib II on July 28th.
to the drain, take a look (and smell), then We appreciate your help and are very
went for a ladder to take a sample of the grateful for the immediate response to
culprit to send away for tests. Results our captain's MAYDAY call.
showed there was a fuel leak coming Thank you from the
from somewhere and I feel that Mike
Malone is due for the thanks for the Staffand Managemnt
problem getting solved. of Carib Freight

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work. Make sure your child does his
homework completely, neatly and
accurately. Attend the PTA and with the
other parents monitor your child's
progress. Compare what your child is
learning with what students in other
communities are studying. Visit the
classroom to see the interaction between
teachers and students. Encourage your
child in outside activities such as sports
and show an interest what they are
doing. Go to games, provide
transportation, or do whatever you can to
encourage them. Students who are
involved and have good relations with
fellow students will have more
enthusiasm to learn and will function
better in the classroom.
We must be diligent and continually
working to help our children. It is a
tremendous responsibility; but if we
choose to have children, then we must do
the very best we can to prepare them for
life that they can reach their potential and
have a fulfilling, satisfying life.
Ambition and Hard
Work Pay Off
We have much to be proud in the two
athletes from Abaco who competed in the
Olympics. We should all appreciate the
efforts and perseverance which these
young people have exhibited to
accomplish these remarkable records. It
is interesting to note that they both came
from one very small settlement of only a
few hundred people, on one small island
of one small country, insignificant
compared to all the vast masses of

humanity throughout the world.
The recreational facilities in Fire Road
are the great outdoors, no track, no
highly trained coaches, none of the
amenities usually expected for training.
And yet they have excelled beyond
expectation. They had motivation and
ambition. They both have goals and are
using sports to attain these goals. They
both have found that with diligent work
they could help finance their education
through working hard at sports. They
have a dream that they are fulfilling and
in the process have brought great glory
to their homeland.
We should take heed and realize that it
is the foundation that we give our
children which will show in later life. If
we instill in them a purpose and a respect
for education, then they will attain. It is
not a necessity that we have fancy
equipment, gymnasiums, swimming pools
for our youth to develop. We need to
instill in our youth purpose,
determination and a respect for
education. Then they can go on to
accomplish whatever they want. All these
extras help but are not the determining
factors for success.
These two young people are preparing
themselves well for their future and they
both are quite definite that they will be
returning to The Bahamas which will
benefit all of us. Miss Fynes is
anticipating returning to North Abaco to
teach the children of her family and
friends and reap the rewards of knowing
that she has made a difference in the
lives of her community's youth.


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AAore Letters to the Lditor

A Shopper Compares
Dear Editor,
Several weeks ago I was given several
copies of the Nassau papers to read with
an eye to getting current on the nation's
news. As I perused one paper after
another I was amazed to see the number
of grocery store ads and how they all
gave the prices for the various products.
Several of the prices looked very good
and so I decided to do a little comparison
shopping. I wrote down several things
that every shopper would be familiar with
and took my list to the two supermarkets

in iarsh narbour ano cnecKea me prices
brand for brand and size for size. The
results really got me thinking. Here are
some examples of what I found.

Tomatoes, lb.
Potatoes, 5 lb.
Persian Limes
Cr Brl Cheese
Whole Chicken, lb
Leg Quarters, lb
NY Strip Steak, lb
Leg of Lamb, lb
Hyde P. Ketchup 32
Water, 1 gal
Mahatma Rice, 51b

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$ .99/5
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$ .97

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Hellmanns Mayo 32 $ 3.37 $ 3.76
Wesson Corn Oil $ 2.67 $ 3.38
I put a calculator to the differences and
what a shock! Yes, there is probably
some freight to explain some of the
difference, but not that much. Several
folk that I discussed this with said that
the Nassau prices were the specials for
the week of July 4th. Not the case! I
have followed the prices for weeks now
and the same offerings are made at the
same prices. Others thought that the
freight was the answer. Well, how about
the chickens. They could walk to the
market as they are grown here. The
water which costs half again as much is
Abaco water.

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Abaco Christian Council
On July 30th the Bahamas Christian
Council, Abaco Branch, elected a new
slate of officers. Rev. John McIntosh is
the President; Rev. Roland Swain, Vice
President; Rev. Keith Russell, Secretary;
Rev. Vernal Parker, Ass't Secretary;
Rev. Tyrone Mills, Treasurer; Rev.
Edward Laroda, Ass't Treasurer; and
executive officers Rev. Stafford Symon-
ette and Rev. Lernis Cornish.
The installation service for these new
officers was held at the Full Gospel
Church and was conducted by Bishop
Clifford Henfield.
The Council has big plans for this
coming year and these will be announced
after their first meeting in September
when they will be announcing their agen-
Sixth Anniversary
Rev. Tyrone Mills celebrated the sixth

anniversary of his pastorate at the Re-
vival Time Pentecostal Church in Crown
Haven. There were special services from
August 12th to 18th to commemorate
this occasion.
Special Services
Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town
is announcing special services to
celebrate the 25th anniversary of their
Youth Department. The theme of the
convention will be Righteousness: An
Imperative for Heaven. There will be
nightly prayer, praise and thanksgiving
services at the church on September 3rd
through 5th, a Sports Night at Murphy
Town Park on September 6th, an open
discussion on September 11th, Movie
Night on September 12th, Talent Night
on September 18th and a Seminar for
Teens on September 20 with a topic of
Sex, Love and Dating.
The event will culminate on September

Bird Watching Seminar Is Planned

The Ministry of Tourism is hoping to
develop bird-watching as an activity for
visitors. The Ministry is promoting The
Bahamas as an eco-tourism destination,
encouraging people to visit The Bahamas
because of its natural resources. These
include more than just sun, sand and sea.
Bird-watching is becoming a very
popular activity and people travel all over
the world just to see many varieties of
birds. There are over 200 species of
birds in The Bahamas. Bird-watching as
an organized visitor activity is untapped
in this country according to Angela
Cleare of the Ministry. In order for
people to be satisfied, activities must be
available and the Ministry is working to
have programs in place.
To this end, the ministry conducted a
very successful four-day seminar in
Nassau to train potential operators of
bird-watching tours. To be fully
accredited, those persons will have to
complete five months of bird-watching
tours and the Bahamahost programme.

The goals of this program were to
familiarize participants with the different
species and habitats of birds, both
resident and migratory as well as other
fauna and flora of The Bahamas.
The Ministry of Tourism is now
proposing a similar seminar for Abaco.
The dates will be October 14th to 18th
and they expect Angela Cleare of the
Ministry of Tourism will lead the
seminar. She will be accompanied by Dr.
Rosemary Gnam, who has studied the
Abaco parrot extensively. Also coming
will be Sandy Sprunt who was involved
with the Nassau seminar and Lynn Gape
of Bahamas National Trust.
The seminar will include field trips as
well as talks and promises to be
interesting -and informative. The local
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any individuals involved with ecology-
related activities and any other interested
persons contact their office at 367-3067
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Bible School
Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel was the
venue for Vacation Bible School which
was held from July 8th through 12th and
was conducted by Bro. Duane Brown
from Iowa, assisted by Bro. and Sis.
David and Mary Cartwright and several
sisters from the church.
Even though the week was interrupted
by Hurricane Bertha, a good number of
boys and girls attended and participated
in the singing, puppets, crafts and Bible
A team of eighteen from Dayspring
Presbyterian Church in Forsythe,
Georgia, arrived in Marsh Harbour on
August 10th for a week of Evangelistic
Outreach in Abaco. The group was led
by Bro. and Sis. Bob Futch and Bro. and
Sis. Steve Harbin. The Harbins are no
strangers to Abaco as they lived in Man-
O-War for three years in the early 1980s
during which time they taught at Man-O-

War Christian School.
Using Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel
as its base, the team conducted Vacation
Bible School August 12th to 16th. The
theme for the Bible School was How to
Fight the Deceiver and a large crowd of
boys and girls attended each day.
Outreach services were held in the
various town each night including Man-
O-War, Hope Town, Guana Cay,
Murphy Town and Marsh Harbour. It
was a great week for the team as well as
all those boys and girls and adults who
were ministered to.
A Gospel Tent Crusade sponsored by
the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel
Assembly is planned for October 20th to
27th. Evangelist Frank Perry will be the
special guest speaker. Everyone is invited
to attend and enjoy the lively singing,
special music, testimonies and preaching
of God's Word.
Anniversary Celebrations
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Minister Wells Explains The Transition

The Minister of Transport, the
Honourable Tennyson Wells, M.P.,
brought senior staff members to Abaco on
August 15th and 16th to clarify the
relationship of his Ministry with local
government. Meetings were held in
different towns with government
employees and town committee members.
Meetings were also scheduled for the
general public.
Mr. Wells said that "Abaco is a
significant cog in the wheel" and has been
a leader in many aspects of the local
government movement. The authorities in
Nassau are looking to Abaco to continue
being a leader and innovator in this
evolving process.
Mr. Wells admitted that this new local
government is not a perfect process.
England for example has had local
government for over 200 years and
continues to revise it. Mr. Wells expects
changes to our system over the years to
Mr. Wells also asked for cooperation
with majority decisions. During the PLP
administration's 25-year tenure the
country was law abiding and peaceful
with FNM members sitting on the
sidelines. He reiterated his personal belief
that the former government did not
always do what was best for the country
during their 25 years as an example.
However, during that time the majority of
the Baharimian voters liked what they saw
and re-elected the government. It was
during the last election that the voters
showed their dissatisfaction and peacefully
elected a new government.
"This is the democratic process which
keeps governments in touch with their
citizens," Mr. Wells said. Every five
years the common person decides if his
representative is earning his pay and
should be hired for another five years.
Staff from the Ministry of
Transportation attending were Thelma
Beneby, Permanent Secretary; Charles
Williams, Deputy Post Master General;
Harvey Sweeting, Port Controller;
Benjamin Rolle, Deputy Controller of
Road Traffic; and Ellsworth Collins,
Assistant Manager of the Nassau
International Airport, Policy was
reviewed relating to the new local
government, explaining what will remain
the same and what changes to expect.
Road Traffic Is Reviewed
Mr. Wells explained that local
government will not set the rules and
standards for vehicles and roads. These
will continue to be made at a national
level. The local Road Traffic Board will
be in charge of sign placement and

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drive licenses within the quota set by
Nassau. Inactive licenses may be
reviewed and revoked at the local level.

Benjamin Rolle of Road Traffic answered
most of the questions concerning Road
A review of the 665 public service
franchises on Abaco will be undertaken.
The following are now licensed for use on
Abaco roadways:
299 Self Drive Cars
176 Self Drive Scooters
159 Taxis
(includes 37 in Northern Abaco)
19 Public Schedule Buses
(Jitneys & buses on a fixed route)
7 Privately Chartered Buses
(Such as a resort or a business
might use)
3 Private Schedule Buses
(Typically school & church use)
2 Tour Cars
SIt is felt that many of these licenses

may not be in use. Licenses which have
been inactive for six months can be
revoked if good cause is not given.
Franchise plates which have been inactive
and the annual fee has not been
maintained can be reinstated by bringing
the fees up to date.
Postal Improvements
Mr. Charles Williams, Deputy Post
Master General, informed the meetings
that the postal system would remain the
responsibility of the central government.
However, we can expect some changes.
The mail distribution system for Abaco
is under review and Abaco can look
forward to better delivery to the smaller
communities. Consideration is being
given to the local distribution of Abaco
mail without the need to go to Nassau
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News of the Cays

By Brenda Sawyer
Congratulations going out to the proud
parents, Ray and Pam Weatherford on
the birth of their baby girl Cathy Alicia
Weatherford, born on July 19th at Palm
Beach Gardens Hospital and weighing 6
pounds 12 ounces.

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Man-O-War Gospel Chapel will be
holding their annual "Discovery Day
Conference" on the weekend of October
12th. All are invited to attend. For the
schedule of services call 365-6048 or
Hope Town
By Dan McCully
Christine Kanitsch and Patrick
McCully announced their engagement at
a party on August 24th. The wedding is
expected to be the spring of 1997.
Christine is the daughter of Terry and
Margaret Kanitsch of Palm Beach
Gardens and Patrick is the son of Dan
and Joette McCully of Hope Town.
A daughter was born to Thomas
William and Kala Gates on the 14th of
August. The baby is named Megan Anna
and weighed in at eight pounds three

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councillor Jim Laughlin and his wife
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New Jersey, holds the camp to teach
children ages 6 and up to enjoy
windsurfing, sunfish sailing, swimming,
volleyball and arts and crafts in addition
to having beach parties for the
Approximately 25 children enjoyed a
month of daily activities. Fellow teachers
from Princeton, Ted, Lyn, Aaron, Erin,
Kelly and Jim's father, James Laughlin,
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windsurfing. Community volunteers
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Vernon Malone and Peggy Thompson
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campers and Clay Wilhoyte, Monty
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Many thanks to the Hope Town
Sailing Club and dedicated volunteers
who make this annual camp a reality.
Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
The summer has flown by and it's
getting real quiet around town as many
of our visitors are returning home.
The children will be going back to
school on September 2nd. The highlight
of the summer for many of the children
was Vacation Bible School at the Church
of God. Their cheering and singing could
be heard all over town!
Our Local Government election went
smoothly and the five persons elected are
Roswell Sawyer, Chairman, Michael
Levarity, James Saunders, Maxwell
McIntosh and Lincoln Jones. Their first
project is to see that the school is ready
for September 2nd when the children
return for classes. A ceremony to swear
in the members was held on August 3rd
at Quincentennial Park. Mr. Robert
Sweeting, M.P., Mr. Everette Hart and
Mr. Jack Thompson were in attendance.
Refreshments were served following the
Elizabeth Roberts and Todd Knaak
were married on July 19th in Mandeville,
Louisiana. Elizabeth is the daughter of
Walter and Shirley Roberts. The Knaaks
honeymooned in Destin, Florida, and
will reside in Metairie Louisiana.
The fishing boats are back from their
first trip. Word among the fishermen is
that the crawfish are not as plentiful as
they used to be.
Mr. Herman Sands, affectionately

known as "Dyna-Flo," died at his home
on August 5th. He is survived by his
long time companion, Winnie Mae
Albury; daughter, Nelda Sands, the
Laroda family of Treasure Cay and many
other friends and relatives. He was 71
years old.
On a happier note, Charlene and Anon
McIntosh are the proud parents of their
first child, a baby girl born prematurely
in Nassau. Both mother and daughter are
doing fine. Eager grandparents are
awaiting their homecoming.
Guana Cay
By Tom Roberts
Guana Cay residents are happy to
welcome their crawfishermen from their
first trip of the season. Reports are that
they had a good trip.
School time is approaching and the
kids are waiting for classes to begin.
Batelco is installing a Card Phone on
Queen's Highway for the convenience of
those without private phones wanting to
make calls when the Batelco office is


FROM Page 11

first as now happens between some
Postage meters are under consideration
for Abaco, Interested businesses would
need to purchase the meter in Nassau but
purchasing postage for the meter could be
implemented here.

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Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Therese M. Bonamy, Proprietress
Dr. J. Denise Archer, Associate
Dr. Woodley C. Thompson, Orthodontist (braces)
Ms. Sandi Lake, Dental Hygienist
Periodontal and Oral
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(Gums & Wisdom Teeth)
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OThe restaurants in all other towns will be open for the entire fall season.

September 1996 The Abaeonian Page 13

Crawfish Season Opens With Mixed Opinions

Restuarant Guide for the Fall
Marsh Harbour
All restaurants will be open except
Ds Closed Septemb 7th October 7th
Closed September 14th to November 5th
Green Turtle Cay
All restaurants will be open except
Turtle Club Closed September 3rd to 17th
ymouth Inn Closed September 4th to October 5th
Hope Town
Abaco Inn is the only restaurant open for the entire fall period
back's Closed August 24th to September 23rd
>leil Closed August 26th to September 25th
r's Edge Closed Septmeber 7th to October 19th
own Lodge 'Bed and Breakfast' only until November
Place Closed August 31st to November 9th
ay Resort Restaurant Closed August 30th to November 9th

Softball League Is In Full Swing

By Kirk "Juice" Reckley
The enthusiasm for softball that this
time of year is high. Two recent games
can be cited as being extremely exciting,
especially at the top of the 6th inning..
On the 16th of August the Marsh
Harbour Sharks played the Walter
McIntosh Constructioners. At the top of

the 6th the Constructioners led by 2-0.
Then William Weatherford led off with a
home run, followed by Rex Lowe with a
home run. Gavin Russell made the final
score, to make it 3 to 2 in favor of the
Marsh Harbour Sharks. Winning pitcher
was Marty Sawyer, losing pitcher was
Dean McDonald.

On the 17th of August the Mac
Raiders played the Water McIntosh
Constructioners. The final score was 7 to
2 in favor of the Constructioners. Michael
Baillou did his share by making a two
run home run. Winning pitcher was Fred
Cornish, losing pitcher was Sean


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'It's a much better season that last
year.' 'It's a good season, not the very
best, but very good.' 'The price is down
but there's a good supply of crawfish.'
These are the comments heard this year
now that the season has been open for
one month. The season does seem to be
much better. And by reports we have
heard, there is less gassing and bleaching
of the reefs.
The price is definitely down. This is
due somewhat to crawfish tails becoming
a commodity which is speculated on.
Major buyers bought up crawfish last
year But the price was low over
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highest, especially in such markets as the
Far East including Japan, Korea,
Singapore and Taiwan. When they sold,
they produced an over abundance on the
market which caused the market price to
go down.
Also there are rich crawfishing
grounds in the Middle Eastern waters.
Since there are no wars going on at this
time, they are able to fish and are
producing large quantities of tails which
is also the case in Brazil. The crawfish
from all these other areas is bringing the
price down for our Bahamian fishermen.
Another factor is that more and more
Bahamians are crawfishing because this
a very profitable way of earning a living.
But this means that there is less for the
individual fisherman.
Mr. Pierre Dupuch, Minister of
Agriculture and Fisheries made this
comment. "The price of crawfish has
gone up so much that everybody is going
to want to get into it. Then you are going
to have what is called diminishing
returns." The number of fish remains the
same but the number of people fishing
has increased so much that the returns
for individuals are greatly reduced.


Paqe 14 The Abaeonian September 1996

The Bahamas Makes Olympic History

The Bahamas made history in Atlanta
at the 1996 Centennial Olympics when
the girls' 4 x 100 metre team won the
silver medal, coming in very close
behind the first place winner, the United
States. Savatheda Fynes, Pauline Davis,
Chandra Sturrup and Eldece Clarke made
a national record in making their silver.
One of those four, Savatheda from Fire
Road, helped carry the Bahamian flag on

the victory lap around the track.
It is also remarkable that two of these
athletes, Savatheda Fynes and Troy
McIntosh, each of whom competed in
several track events, both came from
Fire Road, a settlement of only a couple
hundred persons.
One of the team, Chandra Sturrup,
made history by being the first Bahamian
female to make it to an Olympic track

North Abaco Honours Its Athletes

FROM Page 1

her high school work at C.R. Walker
High School, she attended Southern
University of New Orleans for one year
before transferring to Eastern Michigan
University. She is now attending
Michigan State University in Lansing,
Michigan where she is now a senior. She
is studying secondary education and is
looking forward to returning to Abaco
when her studies are complete.
Miss Fynes told us a little of her
feelings about the Olympics. The group
had not been together for very long and
had not had time to practice exchanging
the baton to perfection. Even up to the
morning of their history-making race,
they were still perfecting the exchange.
Her reaction to it all was that she was
really happy it was all over. When asked
if she expects to compete in the Games in
Sidney in four more years, she does not
know; she takes everything as they come
and does not plan that far in advance.
Miss Fynes is on a Track and Field
scholastic and competes collegiately. She
will continue with those competitions.
She had a serious injury to her leg in
May and felt that she would be out of the
competition. However, the leg healed and
has not bothered her further. She will
continue competing at the college level.
Mr. McIntosh is the son of Rosamae
and O'Donald McIntosh. He grew up in
Fire Road and attended Cooper's Town
High School, now named S.C. Bootle,
until the tenth grade when he transferred
to Government High in Nassau. He has
just received his Bachelor of Science
degree in civil engineering from Morgan
State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
He is now an intern for the City of
Baltimore. This will enable him to
continue with the same coach at the
University while continuing his post
graduate work. He hopes to be an
Olympic athlete at the games in the year
Last year Mr. McIntosh competed in
the World Championship races held in
Sweden. He has participated in track and

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field events for the past seven years and
his normal routine includes two and one
half to three hours of workout daily five
or six days a week.
Also at the ceremony in Cooper's
Town was Carline Jones from Cooper's
Town who has been a participant in five
Special Olympics. She has received a
total of 19 medals for her efforts in
wheel chair races. She now lives in
Another athlete of note is Audrick
Lightbourne of Cooper's Town who got
to the semi-finals in the 100m races in
the Olympics of 1984. Frederick Cornish
of Black Wood is still another athlete
from North Abaco who made a
distinguished record for himself at the
World Games in soft ball fast pitch.

Thanks from Allan Lowe
To the Registered Voters of
Polling Division #5 Hope Town
Constituency that supported me in
Local Government elections on July
26th, 1996.
I appreciate your support and
trust in me to represent you on the
Board of Local Government.
Together we will strive to
maintain and improve the conditions
of the community in which we live.
Allan Lowe
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final and was the first to reach two finals
in one Olympics.
The celebrations continued for many
It was only the second time that The
Bahamas has won a medal in Track and
Field events at the Olympics. In 1992
Frank Rutherford won a bronze in the
triple jump. This year many Bahamians
did very well at the Olympics which is a
great accomplishment considering the
fact that The Bahamas is a small country
of only 250,000 competing against the
world's best athletes from 197 countries.

Savatheda Fynes with her mother
Pearl Lewis

hours in Nassau as they honoured these
athletes on their return from a most
successful competition. Large crowds
shouted and cheered wildly in their
enthusiasm and pride for all their
Olympic heroes.
Many athletes brought glory to The
Bahamas during the Olympics. Seven of
them got to the finals. These included
Chandra Sturrup who got to the finals in
the 100 metre and 200 metre events,
Pauline Davis who made it to the finals
in the 400 metre race, Troy Kemp in the
finals of men's high jump, Frank
Rutherford in the triple jump and the
finals in the men's 4 x 400 metre relay.
Minister of Youth and Culture, MP
Algernon Allen, has announced that the
government has made a commitment to
encourage sports throughout The
Bahamas by providing adequate facilities
for training and will provide funding for
the athletes to compete in international
competitions. He specifically mentioned
that this program will include a
gymnasium in Abaco. The government
will also bring together all the major
sporting bodies to develop a structured
program and will put in place the first
sports academy of The Bahamas.

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September 1996 The Abaeonlan Page 15

The Free National Movement party
held their 4th Annual Thanksgiving Ser-
vice on August 15th at Faith Chapel in
Marsh Harbour. Attending the service
were the Hon. Frank Watson, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism,
and Senator Derek Simms. The speaker
for the occasion was Pastor Keith P.
Russell who appealed to leaders to be a
good example for the youth to emulate.
In his comments to the congregation,
Hon. Watson spoke of the accomplish-
ments of the present administration. He
brought out the fact at all communities


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ongoing and on schedule.
building is being en
accommodate two addii
megawatt Electro Moti
generators. At present the bi
is nearly completed as well
the piping, wiring, etc. Whe
is done, there will be work
the mechanical aspects and d
the engines. It is expected tha
of this year, the work on th
be finished.
At present the total con
electricity on Abaco totals 8.
during peak consumption tim
present generating capacity
approximately five megawat
When all the generators come
spare capacity will increa
megawatts. Peak times for th
occur in the summer. Du
months the engines are ove
The plant in Marsh Hart
completed, will have eight
four Merlees and four Gen
EMD's capable of pro
megawatts of power.

have contributed to the treasury of The
Bahamas and all should benefit also.
Much has been accomplished in Abaco
and this was brought out by Mr. Watson.
Two major projects still to come within
the next few months are the airport im-
provements for Marsh Harbour and the
new dock in Marsh Harbour. These will
probably still be in progress at the end of
this term of government. When these are
completed, Abaco can carry itself to a
better economy.
Mr. Watson mentioned that he would
like to see more Bahamians involved in

The present plans call for the electrical
FROM Page 1 system to extend in the south to Crossing
Rocks and in the north all the way to
his work is Crown Haven. Installing the electrical
The present lines is being done by a private
large to contractor which has experienced some
tional 2.5 difficulty getting shipments. At present
ve Diesel they are working south toward Crossing
lilding itself Rocks.
as much of Mr. Hudson felt that by early next
n this phase year Crossing Rocks would have
to complete electricity. At present they are served by
do testing of a privately owned generator which has
it by the end experienced many problems.
he plant will
Mr. Hudson expects that by November
the lines will be completed to the Green
gumption o Turtle Cay ferry landing. An underwater
4 megawatts cable will then carry the electricity over
ies. With the to the Cay.
y, there is
s to share When asked about electricity to
Son-le this Bahama Palm Shores. Mr. Hudson felt
: on-line this
e to ten that some plan would be accepted to
ase to ten
e generators provide power to that area. But at this
ering winter time no definite plans have been
ruled and approved. Cherokee will also be served
by power from Marsh Harbour by an
underwater cable from Casuarina Point.
hour, when
errors, Mr. Hudson assured us that all
eral Motors employees now maintaining generators in
during 17 various towns will continue to have jobs
with BEC. They will be absorbed in
some way so their employment will not
be affected.

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the ownership of small resorts. The
Ministry of Tourism is now highlighting
the various Family Islands in their adver-
tising campaigns. Abaco has its own
charm and will be able to use this to
develop on its own.
A landmark event has just transpired
with the implementation of local govern-
ment. This was a concept very dear to
the heart of Mr. Watson. He felt that
Abaco has chosen good people and felt
that this way the people can serve the
local communities without bringing in
national politics.
He admonished those recently elected
to follow three guidelines. First, put the
people's business first, avoiding personal
interests. Next, be fair, refraining from
favoritism and arbitrary decisions. And
last, be objective, study the whole prob-
lem before coming to a decision. He felt
that Abaco was in good hands and ex-
pects great things to happen in our area.

FNM Holds 4th Term Thanksgiving Service

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Cig. Smoking Is Low Here

The Bahamas is the "most smoke-free"
country in the world according to the
World Health Organization. with only 19
per cent of the men and three per cent of
women smoke. The country with the
highest rate of smoking is South Korea
with 68 per cent of men and 7 per cent
of women smoking.
The World Health Organization feels
that smoking is a "looming public health
catastrophe" that will worsen if the rates
are not brought down. Tobacco products
caused about three million deaths a year
in the early 1990s. People in richer
countries are smoking less but smoking is
on the increase in the developing world.
World-wide about 47 per cent of all men
smoke compared with 12 per cent for
Smoking is probably the "most
important preventable source of death
and disease in the world" and a major
cause of cancer. The facts and figures on
smoking and its effects are becoming
clearer and more frightening and is
considered to be a public health

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Page 16 The Abaconian September 1996

Ms. Finetta Greene in Moores Island had her house rebuilt on August 11th by
volunteers from the Marsh Harbour area. The crew took the roof and some siding off
and put it back together with new donated materials. She moved back in that
evening. Photo by Officer Johnson, M. H. Police Dept.

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The renovated school buildings in Moores Island are shown above. A new three
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or Decoraor..How to Decorate an Infant's Room

By Barbara Farnan
Interior Design Artist
Question: We are having our first child
and are trying to decorate the nursery.
The traditional pink or blue has been a
problem since we want to decorate before
the baby is born and would like some
newer ideas. What can we do that will
work for a boy or girl?

Jean Harris
Congratulations on your new addition.
You do have a wide choice of selections.
The color theory experts say babies see
black and white first and then red as the
next color when their eyes develop. To
help your child's development, consider
colors in the red family.
The primary colors of red, blue and

yellow create a bright, cheerful room. A
wallpaper with a confetti pattern of these
three colors on white with a coordinating
plaid for fabrics would work well for the
nursery and into the young child stages.
Varying shades of burgundy is also a
good choice. Start with white walls and
paint a three-inch border at the top of the
wall. At 40 inches from the floor, paint

Good Samaritans... but Closer to Home

Ashma Attack While
Swimming Almost Fatal
By Phillip Lundy
On August 5th, 1996, Attorney Edward
Carlson and his wife Phyllis left their
home in Clearwater, Florida, and joined
their friends Alan and Jennie Wollman
for a vacation in Marsh Harbour. Shortly
after their arrival the two men went
snorkeling in the waters near their Pelican
Beach Villas.
While snorkeling, Mr. Carlson had an
asthma attack that totally disabled him.
Mr. Wollman managed to get him out of
the water and screamed for emergency
Ernest "Scotty" Scott, Security
Manager at the Great Abaco Beach Hotel,
heard the cry for help. He spotted a
police car with Officer Warren Johnson
behind the wheel. Hurriedly he told
Officer Johnson that someone at Pelican
Beach Villas was in dire need of help.
That's all Officer Johnson needed to hear.
The two men sped off to the scene.

By this time Mr. Carlson had stopped
breathing. "Scotty" began administering
CPR while Officer Johnson secured a
nearby van. Within minutes Mr. Carlson
was in the van and still being attended to
by Scotty. Officer Johnson instructed the
driver of the van to follow him. With
sirens blaring and tires screeching Mr.
Carlson was whisked away to Abaco
Medical Clinic where he was attended to
by Dr. Elaine Lundy. After a few hours
Mr. Carlson was stabilized and
Ever since the incident Mr. Carlson
has been singing the praises of Police
Officer Warren Johnson and Security
Officer Ernest "Scotty" Scott for literally
saving his life.
There is no question but for the quick
positive response of these two fine
Bahamian heroes, Mr. Carlson would
have been dead.
House Is Rebuilt for
Moores Is. Woman
By Phillip Lundy
Earlier this year Police Constable 2072

Warren Johnson was stationed in Moores
Island. While there he met Mrs. Finetta
Greene of the Bight, Moores Island. She
is an elderly lady who lives alone in a
one-room house which was in dire need
of repairs.
Upon his return to Marsh Harbour,
Constable Johnson told the men of the
Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist
Church of Mrs. Greene's plight. The men
resolved that they must render some
An anonymous donor purchased the
materials, and on August 11th, 1996, the
following men from the Adventist Church
traveled to Moores Island: Cast Johnson,
Carly Bootle, Rick Sands, Edward St.
Fleur and Phillip Lundy along with Ozzie
Nixon of Dundas Town and Wilbert
Newbold of Murphy Town.
They arrived about 9:30 a.m. and
worked all day. By 6 p.m. the home was
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Save Our Youth Sponsored Series of Rallies

The Save Our Youth program was
held in Dundas Town and Murphy Town
on August 23rd to 25th. It was a week of
activities to encourage positive attitudes
among the youth of the communities.
The climax of the event was a Gospel
Concert held at Murphy Town Park
which featured many singing groups
including the D.E.C.I.S.I.O.N Gospel

Singers from Freeport, Grand Bahama.
About 400 listened to the singing of
Raymond Campbell of Dundas Town,
Anitra Cornish from St. Andrews
Methodist Church, the Gospel rap of
Jerome Burroughs of Sandy Point, the
Mount Zion Baptist Church choir from
Sandy Point, The New Direction Singers
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by the High School. The featured musical group DECISION came from Freeport and
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On August 23rd the Save Our Youth
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Safety, the Hon. C. A. Smith, M.P. who
spoke to.the group. Also speaking were
a number of prominent leaders of the
Prior to their weekend activities, Save
the Youth had services for a week which
featured a different church with a
different speaker each night. The services
began on August 18th with a service
conducted by Rev. Carla Culmer of St.
Andrews Methodist Church. This was
followed by Emmit Archer of Aldersgate
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from Golden Harvest to Ocean View
Park in Dundas Town. Rev. Ricky
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By Scott Patterson
Hurricane Bertha showed herself at 12
noon on July 10th. As I gazed at the thin
tendrils of high level clouds moving up
from the southeast, my mind wandered
back to one week when I sat in my living
room and cheered, fists over my head, as
the meteorologist on the weather channel
pointed out the newly named tropical
depression, "T.D. 2." As an answer to
my wife's look of wonderment, I said,
"Well, honey, what do you want me to
do, cry?" Cry no, but worry yes, a little
When you live in this part of the
world, this type of worry is an annual
event. At least we have modern
technology to keep us posted. By
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Bertha approached the Windward Islands,
my worry stepped up a notch. Over the
next several days I, like a lot of other
people, was glued to the weather reports
and my worry grew to concern as Bertha
continued to grow and to bear down on
us. My concern was finally replaced by
the harsh realization that we were, in
fact, going to at least feel some effect
from the storm.

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smuggling investigation. The captain and
remaining crew were released after a
thorough search by U. S. authorities.

On the morning of July 9th the
decision was made to make full
preparations for the storm; it was
coming. As I raced around collecting my
rental boats, I began to reflect on how it
was for my forefathers in hurricane
season. Since they couldn't tune in to
satellite TV, they had to rely on the
elements to warn them of an approaching
I like to play this game; and really,
what if at some point in the future we
don't have satellites anymore, (but let's
not go off onto that tangent.) Had I lived
in Abaco in the "old days," my day
might have gone like this.
On Tuesday, July 9th, my morning
"surf check" revealed the usual summer
fare of a one to two foot wind chop. The
winds were light and in the southerly
quadrant, a typical July day. As the
morning progressed the winds became
even lighter and variable.

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And those high level clouds, hmmm.
Nah, remember, it's "June too soon, July
stand by, August they must, September
remember, October all over, and
November they never."
But by mid-afternoon the ocean was
definitely more active and the swell had
a lot of "surge" to it. Those clouds were
not going away; they were increasing.
The wind, too, although not strong, was
now steady from the northeast. I'd have
to double check the barometer later; that
would tell me.
Yes, by nightfall there was no
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mode. There was, in fact, a storm
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hurricane? Was it going to brush on by
or were we in for a direct hit? This is
July, "July stand by;" this is not
supposed to be happening!
Here in 1996 a hurricane of any size is
nerve wracking but in 1896 being faced
with a storm of unknown magnitude must
have been terrifying. Their narrow
window of warning was evident in their
architecture. Storm shutters were
permanently attached to the house and
could be closed quickly and easily. This
was, in fact, because if the men were out
at sea, which was often the case, (dare I
say it) women could do it.
In fact, this style of storm shutter is
not at all unattractive and make perfect
sense. You didn't see anybody up a tall
ladder with heavy pieces of plywood in
those days.
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out there, I'll just keep gazing at the

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Man-O-War, My Island Home

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A History of an Outer
Abaco Island
Excerpts by Dr. Paul Albury and
Haziel L. Albury
"It began," writes Haziel L. Albury,
"with Benjamin Archer, lovingly known
as Pappy Archer, and his wife, known as
Mammy Archer, Loyalists from New
England by way of the Carolinas." Mr.
Albury, school master and descendant of
the Archers, shares his memories and the
oral history of seven generations of his
family who lived and are living on Man-
O-War Cay, The Bahamas.
His conversational style makes easy
and interesting reading. He talks about
boat building, hurricanes and shipwrecks.
He gives local home remedies and
recipes. There is a complete island
genealogy with anecdotes about the
family members and their island.
As you read this history of the outer
Abaco island, you can almost feel the
warmth of the Bahamian sun and the
hospitality of the Man-O-Warians. With
the help of the illustrations by Delaware
artist, Nancy Sawin, you can see the
scenes and things which make this island
unique and beautiful.
In the preface of the book Dr. E. Paul
Albury makes these comments. "A
chapter of this book is devoted to "firsts"
-- the first gramophone to come to the
island and the first electricity plant. But
a very important "first" is the book itself,
which the author has modestly omitted
from the list. For here we have the first
comprehensive description and history of

writes with relish, sincerity and
affectionate understanding. In short, it is
written as only Mr. Albury could write
"In the denouement of his subject he
covers a wide range of topics, from
fishes and birds, to mailboats and
hurricanes. But, essentially, it is a story
of people and, specifically, those people
who, in one way or another, have
contributed to the welfare, progress and
lore of Man-O-War Cay.
"The lifestyle of the inhabitants is
quite different now to what it was even a
generation or two ago. The past,
however, will not be forgotten because of
the interest that Mr. Albury has taken in
it. He describes the old habits, customs
and occupations in remarkable detail.
"There is an air of modernity and
prosperity about Man-O-War today but
he makes it plain that the inhabitants
have not lost their traditional
characteristics. They remain law-abiding,
good neighbours to each other, kind to
visitors, honest, industrious and God-
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reaches of our history.
"Mr. Haziel Albury has every reason
to be proud of his accomplishment which
to him, no doubt, has been a labour of
love. Of his dear "Island Home" he

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compliment Mr. Haziel Albury for
writing it. I do hope that this book will
meet with the success it deserves.

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Funeral Service
On Sunday the 21st of July the funeral
service for Salomie McBride Stuart, aged
59, took place at Zion Baptist Church,
Hard Bargain. Officiating were Pastor
Nixon Simms assisted by Rev. Haywood
Salomie passed away at the Princess
Margaret Hospital after suffering ill
health for many years. She was a
deaconess, conducted the choir and was
a very active Prayer Band Sister. She
will be sorely missed in the community.
Left to cherish her memories are her
husband, Ivan; five sons, Dudley,
Garnett, George, Ivan Jr. and Edmund
Stuart; one daughter, Eulah Greene; her
sister Eulah McBride; 45 grandchildren
and four great grandchildren together
with a host of other relatives and friends.

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Paqe 22 The Abaeonian September 1996

Obituaries Residents & Yriends

Jennie Mae Roberts, 66, passed away
unexpectedly on August 14th. Her
funeral was on August 15th at Faith
Chapel with Bro. Keith Russell and Bro.
David Cartwright officiating. Interment
was in the Marsh Harbour Cemetery.
Mrs. Roberts lived her entire life in
Marsh Harbour. She was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Sawyer and was
married to Junior Roberts, a marriage
which lasted 46 years until his death in
1995. She was an active church member.

Fire on Board
On July 28th, the Carib II, on of the
freight boats of the Carib Freight
Company of Man-O-War caught fire.
Capt. Randy Albury was returning to
Man-O-War with an empty boat and was
off Scotland Cay when he noticed the fire
under the walk-in freezer on board. The
freezer is directly above the engine. The
floor of the freezer and all the wiring on
the boat were completely burned out.
The Captain used fire extinguishers to
put the fire out but it rekindled in the
insulation of the freezer.
When he called on the VHF for help,
the Hope Town Volunteer Fire Brigade
responded immediately and got to the
boat in time to help put the fire out with
pumps. They also had to chop out the
floor of the freezer with fire axes to get
to the fire. The Carib Freight owners
reported that the Volunteer Fire Brigade
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Left to mourn her passing are her son,
Tommy; daughters, Jenetta Lowe and
Phyllis Albury; daughter-in-law,
Shirlene; sons-in-law, Fearnley Lowe,
Jeffrey Albury and Leslie Pinder;
grandchildren, Valerie, Jason, Tanya,
Sacha, Jenson, Joel and Lynn; great-
grandson, Bronson; step-daughter-in-
law, Mandy; and many other relatives
and friends.
Oswald Lemuel Roberts, 57, passed
away on August 7th at his home in
Treasure Cay. The funeral and burial for
Mr. Roberts was in Guana Cay on
August 8th.The service was conducted by
Pastor Robin Weatherford assisted by
Bro. Sylvon Bethel, Bro. Junior Roberts
and Bro. Peter Brind.
Mr. Roberts was born on Great Guana
Cay and lived there for much of his life.
He was married to Myrtle Cash. He had

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Mr. Oswald Lemuel Roberts
lived in Treasure Cay for the later part
of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Mrytle;
daughter, Julia Clara Sawyer; son,
Timothy Oswald; grandchildren,

Brittany, Felisa, Timothy and Vincent;
stepmother, Dollie Roberts; brothers,
Axcel Roberts and Lenny Albury; sisters,
Eloise Lightbourne, Tiny Zervos, Una
Walker, Tony Merthe and Trudy
Roberts; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-laws;
and many other relatives and friends.
Herman Armbrister, 85, of Little
Abaco, passed away on August 20th. His
funeral was on August 31st at St. Anne's
Anglican Church in Crown Haven and
burial was in the St. Chad's Anglican
Cemetery in Fox Town.
Mr. Armbrister was originally from
the Berry Island but had lived in Little,
Abaco for many years.
He is survived by three sons,
Lermond, Charles and Richard;
daughter, Anna Thompson; and many


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The Doctor says...Breast Feed for Healthier Babies

By Dr. Jeff True
In Abaco less than half of our babies
are breast-fed, denying them the only
food evolutionarily approved for baby
humans. Breast milk is by far superior to
any of our alternatives. After all, cow's
milk was designed for baby cows (you
know, those ruminating creatures with
multiple stomachs).
And any formula is hindered by our
ignorance of what really makes our
babies grow best. Formulas leave out
many ingredients found in breast milk
but not understood. Odds are those
ingredients are quite important.
Research has shown that human milk
has specific proteins and fats that are
ideal for human brain development;
formula and cow's milk have none. After
all, Einstein was breast-fed. The proteins
and fats ideal for cows and those tossed
into formulas are not so easy for our
babies to digest and absorb. It takes 90
minutes for a baby to digest human milk,
three hours for formula and six hours for
cows' milk.
Ever slept in the same house with a
colicky baby? Of course not, because
nobody sleeps. Then there are all those
antibodies and cells that Mom's milk
provides to protect against illness and kill
bacteria in the baby's gut. Breast fed
children have fewer infections, allergies
and less diarrhea. And feeding cow's
milk or "Carnation" to a child under one
year is an absolute no-no; not only will

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.

should face Mom's belly, and the baby's
face should face the breast.
After two weeks, Mom's milk and
baby's feeding schedule should be well
established with feedings about every
three to four hours. At this point using
only one breast at a feeding is acceptable
but use both equally over the course of a
day. Supplemental bottle feedings of
formula, water, or pumped breast milk
may be introduced at this point. Be
certain the child gets daily indirect

the child be colicky, gain weight slower
(or not at all) and be sick more often, but
he/she will develop anemia due to
inability to absorb iron.
Breast-feeding is certainly cheaper and
Mom will find those extra pregnancy
pounds easier to shed.
So you're convinced, now what do
you need to know? First, you shouldn't
breast-feed if you have AIDS. If you
have any other chronic illness or
infection, you should talk to your doctor
but you can almost certainly still breast-
feed. There are a few odd medicines that
could be a problem, so consult your
doctor if you are taking regular
You should eat a well balanced diet of
at least 1800 calories. If you have any
dietary restrictions (if you're vegetarian,
intolerant to dairy products, etc), talk to
your doctor about how to supplement the
missing vitamins, minerals and proteins.
A healthy, full term infant should
begin breast feeding immediately after
birth. For the first few weeks, the milk
takes three minutes to "come down" and
another few minutes before the nutrients
arrive. Let baby nurse on demand. That
could mean feeding every two hours for
the first few weeks (yawn). Don't restrict
feedings! During this early period, avoid
supplementing with bottles of water or
formula and try to utilize both breasts.
Sore nipples usually result from improper
positioning of the baby. The baby's belly

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

September 1996

sunlight exposure over most of the body;
this provides Vitamin D. Fluoride
supplements for the baby are advised in
Abaco, and some doctors recommend a
multivitamin. Plan to breast-feed for at
least six months. Solid foods, including
rice and cereal, should not be started
until four to six months. Whole cow's
milk may be started after one year.
Regular check-ups will confirm the
baby's good health and adequate

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"Lazy Days"Kitchen...Salads The Main Dish for Summer

by Sam Hoffer
This is a new new column and we
welcome Mrs. Hoffer and her fresh new
ideas. She and her husband are residents
of Lubbers Quarters.
Why not make salads the main event?
Inspired by tastes from around the world
and healthful meals, main course salads
combine a wide variety of produce with
protein rich foods such as meat &
You can always compose your own
dinner salad with assorted greens,
vegetables, meats or seafood of your
choice. I encourage you to make your
own dressing to compliment your
creation. You may never return to bottled
dressing again.
Making your own dressing is a snap.
We prefer extra virgin olive oil with a
good fruity, assertive flavor. If you are
not used to olive oil, start off with one of

the light olive oils (light in flavor, not in
calories). Once you've grown
accustomed to the taste, move up to a
more flavorful oil. Use a good red wine
vinegar or freshly squeezed lime juice.
For a wonderful classic French dressing
(not the orange one in the bottle),
suitable for any green salad combination,
try this recipe:
Classic French Dressing
or Sauce Vinaigrette
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar (or
fresh lime juice)
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black
We like to add a pinch of sugar, a few
shakes of Tabasco and Worcestershire
sauce and 1/2 teaspoon Dijon style
mustard or dry mustard. These additions
take it out of the true French dressing
class but it's really good. Combine in

Disabled to Get Community Help

A new organization is being formed in
Abaco, a Community-Based
Rehabilitation program to help children
and adults who are disabled. Two
governmental ministries and the Pan
American World Health Organization are
wanting to form a committee on Abaco
which will address the needs of this
special group of people. They feel that
local families and friends are in a better
position to help these people than
professionals in a distant place.
They want to develop a group who
will find these individuals, then assist the
families and communities to work
together to improve the quality of life of
these people. This will be an unique
approach which will be flexible to deal

with individual needs and problems. The
goals for each case will vary according to
the needs, helping in the areas of self-
reliance or personal growth or whatever
seems important to the person's needs.
The Community-Based Rehabilitation
or CBR program will work at many
levels both local and national. They will
be able to use the services and resources
of the government.
Disabilities includes a variety of
problems both mental and physical. Ms.
Beatrice Moxey is coordinating this
effort. She can be reached at 367-4801
and will appreciate support and
suggestions. The Ministry of Health and
the Ministry of Education are working
together to develop the program.

screw top jar and shake well. Serves 2 -
Freshly ground black pepper tastes
more pungent than commercially ground
pepper. If you don't have a peppermill,
why not invest in one. If you like
pepper, you will abandon common
ground pepper in a shaker and grind your
own from then on.
Now let's try some salads from around
the world:
Cajun Chef Salad with
Blackened Chicken
An update of an old classic. You can
make your own spice mix (recipe
included) or purchase McCormick's
Cajun spices for chicken. Either way,
you will enjoy a New Orleans touch to
everyone's favorite salad.
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola or blue
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons Cajun spice mix
3 (4 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken
breast halves
Cooking spray
6 cups torn assorted lettuce (romaine,
European, iceberg, etc.)
1 cup chopped tomatoes

1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut in
julienne strips
1 medium size red onion, peeled,
cut in 1/2 and sliced thinly
1 cup croutons, homemade or
4 slices deli ham, cut into 1" squares
4 slices Monterrey Jack cheese, cut
into 1" squares
3 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut into
Combine first 6 ingredients in a screw
top jar, add salt & pepper to taste and set
Rub chicken breasts with Cajun spices.
Coat a large heavy non-stick skillet with
cooking spray and place over medium-
high heat until hot. Add chicken and
cook 7 minutes on each side or until
done. Remove from skillet and let cool.
Cut chicken across the grain into thin
slices and set aside.
Combine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber,
peppers, onions, croutons, ham, cheese,
eggs and chicken in large salad bowl.
Shake dressing well. Drizzle over salad,
toss and serve. Serves 4.
Cajun spice mix: 2 1/2 tablespoons
paprika, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, 1
tablespoon each of the following: salt,
onion powder, dried thyme, ground red
pepper, ground black pepper. Combine
and store in an airtight container.



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September 1996 The Abaconian Page 25

Hurricane Tips for Boaters

The Rotary Club of Abaco inducted their
new president in a ceremony at their year
end meeting on June 29th held at the
Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay. Mr. Thomas
Malone is shown handing over the
presidency to Mr. Reginald Patterson.
Out-going President Malone outlined the
projects of the Club which had been
successful during his term of office. Their
Christmas fund-raising provided a record
number ofparcels for the need; they raised
$7,000 for a community center and
financed the installing of buoys at various
reefs for divers and boaters to use to
minimize damage to the reefs.

Here are some tips for owners of boats
to prepare for any threat of hurricane.
* Locate a safe place for your boat well
before the threat of a storm. If possible,
have your boat hauled and keep it ashore
during the storm. This is the safest place.
If this is not possible, locate a canal,
mangroves or other safe haven and assess
the area ahead of time to see how to tie
off your boat.
* Shop ahead for supplies needed to
secure your boat. Be sure to have plenty
of extra lines, fenders, anchors and
chafing gear for your lines. During a
storm threat every available anchor and
line should be utilized or tied to
something ashore.
* Have a good battery-operated AM
radio and a VHF radio with you at all
times to keep you current on the

Storm's Salt Spray Is Bad for Plants

One problem resulting from hurricanes
is the salt water and sea spray on plants
as the salt can kill many grasses and
plants which are not salt tolerant. The
storm surge associated with hurricanes
puts large amounts of salt on grass,
shrubs, and trees and spray in the air can
also be damaging. After a hurricane or
any storm with a lot of salt in the air, it
is advisable to hose down plants right
away unless the storm has damaged your
water supply. Heavy rains after a passing
hurricane will accomplish the same thing.
However, it does not always rain then.
Anyone living close to the water
should keep in mind that landscaping

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with salt tolerant plants is suggested.
Many native trees and shrubs are
excellent as are a variety of imported
Large trees suitable for landscaping
close to the sea are madeira, wild
tamarind and gum elemi. Many varieties
of palms both native and introduced are
good. Small trees and shrubs include
cocoplum, sea grape, pigeon plum, bay
cedar, and both silver and green
buttonwood. Many of these native plants
are very attractive and are well suited to
grow here in many ways besides being
salt tolerant.

movement of the storm and the local
* Remove all loose items topside such as
canvas, awnings and bumpers and store
these in a safe place ashore or down
* Remove from the boat all important
documents and store these ashore in a
sealed plastic bag in a secure place.
* Remove all electronics and valuable
equipment and store ashore. If this is not
feasible, wrap all these items in plastic
and seal.
* In event of a threatening storm, secure
your boat early. This is necessary for
two reasons. First, the first boat to claim
a safe haven is the boat that gets to stay.
Second, boats are very hard to secure
once the wind gets gusty and high.
* Tie your boat down thoroughly with
double lines everywhere. Tie to secure
places ashore which are stationary such
as mangrove trunks or low on hefty
trunks of other trees. Remember to leave
enough slack or length on spring lines to
allow for a storm surge and boat motion.
* Do not attempt to ride out the storm
on your boat. For hurricanes of

minimum wind, it would probably be
safe enough but the winds can increase at
any time and by then it may be too late
to get ashore. Statistics show that about
one-fourth of all hurricane deaths are
boat related.
* Marinas do not like to have boats left
at their docks during a storm. Boats can
destroy the docks and, conversely, the
docks can to irreparable damage to the
boats. In Florida it is against the law for
marinas to require boats to leave. But if
a boat does stay at a marina dock, the
owner is held responsible for any damage
his boat may do to the dock. Here in
Abaco you should check with your
marina to determine their policy.
* If you remain at a marina, point the
bow, if possible, toward the severest
exposure. Boat bows are made to
withstand heavy weather, sterns are not.
* Remember that there is no one who
will be out there to help you in an
emergency on a boat when the winds are
very high and the seas are dangerous.
Practice safe boating and hopefully we
will not have a damaging hurricane.
Remember that no property has value
compared to a human life.

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Business Briefs

Sea Services has moved its operation Wee Day Care is a new business on
to Queen Elizabeth Drive in Marsh Dn M B r n r
Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh
Harbour. They offer a variety of marine Harbour which cares for children 16
services including engine repair months to twelve years old. Their hours
electrical, electronic work as well aso and t
clenn, are 8 to 5:30 and they will provide
woodworking, bright work, and cleaning. temporary day care. The business is
Malone Estates in Hope Town is now owned by Barbara Pellane and their
owned by Bonnie and Arnold Hall. They phone number is 367-4448.
continue to offer property management as The Esso distributorship has been
well as insurance and real estate sales.

More Letters

You have answered your country's call
Letters FROM Page 9 Your statement to the world was loud.
Your country feels so proud.
McDonald, Ross Albury, Sonia Albury, Lift up your head, Bahamaland,
Joel Roberts, and Angie Collie. Look where our ladies stand
Jeffrey A. True, MD With the Olympic flame burning bright.
A Tribute to Our Bahamian history was make that night!
Arthur Elden
Olympic Athletes Dinner Was Appreciated
Dear Editor, Our Dearest Friends,
The following poem is in honour of On beaf o te etire
our 4 x 100 ladies relay team. Their On b f o t e
SCommittee and the Central Abaco District
second place finish at the 1996 Olympic Local Government Authority I wish to
Local Government Authority I wish to
Games was a history-making event for
Games was a history-making event for thank all the kind people who prepared
the Bahamas. such a wonderful dinner for the
I wish to congratulate our Olympic installation ceremony for our members.
team, athletes and officials, for a job We are very grateful for the diligent
well done. All Bahamians should feel , ,, 6 ,. "
well done. All Bahamians should feel hard work that went into this affair and
proud of our silver medal girls and
proud of our silver medal girls and the great support that you have shown to
continue to support our athletes. y
A T your Committee.
A Tribute We hope that this is the beginning of a
The last time on the track, very special relationship and a new era of
The last chance to bring a medal back, success and prosperity for our islands.
Running like a raging fire, Many, many thanks for everything.
All with the same desire. Very sincerely,
With the silver, you stand proud and tall! Walter P. Sweeting

Call 367-3166
Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour

Sales, Parts, Service
Lister, John Deere & Others
Lima Alternators
( 9 a :Marine & Industrial

Prime Power & Stand-by Generators
Installations & D.C. Controls
Engine & Alternator Rebuilding

sold to Tropical Petroleum Distributors
owned by Mr. Stirrup. The Esso
distributorship had been in the Rae
Albury family for more that thirty years.
The office for Tropical Petroleum is at
the dock in Murphy Town and can be
contacted by calling 367-4929.
Smith's Memorial Academy is a new
high school now accepting applications
for students. It is organized by Faith
Unlimited Ministries, a group of Seventh
Day Adventists, who will be managing
the school by church principles. They
hope to combine life experiences with
learning. Mr. Rahming is principal and
can be contacted at 367-3484. The school
will be holding classes in Dundas Town

About 20 applications for volunteer
membership in the Police Reserve are
now on file with the Police Department in
Marsh Harbour. Inspector Ferguson asks
that interested persons submit their
applications. Those applying are being
reviewed for suitability and it is expected
that not everyone will be chosen for

in Capt. Shervin Archer's home.
Intimate Seductions is a new business
which specializes in soft romantic
lingerie, swim-wear and accessories and
accommodates a wide range of figures,
even up to 4X. Charmica Moss of
Murphy Town is the proprietor and can
be contacted at 367-4380 for private
viewing of catalogs.
Party Time is a new business which
has everything to make your next party a
great success. It has gifts and party
favors for special occasions as well as
for children's parties. It is located next to
A & K Liquors in Marsh Harbour and is
owned by Robin Albury. They are open
Monday through Saturday 9:30 to 5:30.

training. Individuals selected for this
volunteer work may be given eight* to ten
weeks of police training later this fall.
Classes would be after working hours or
perhaps on weekends. The training
schedule will be set up by Nassau and the
details have not been released yet.

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other printed matter to reflect this change. Please ensure that you
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suppliers, family members and friends of this new 242 area code.

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Montserrat Area Code 664
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South Abaco

September 1996 The Abaconian Page 27

More South Abaco News
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FROM Page 4

Pastor Nixon Simms Jr.




Mr. Alvin Laing

Mr. Ricardo Brown
Deputy Chairman

Mrs. Hestermae Williams

Mr. Cecil Stuart
Council Member

Mr. Alex Davis

Mr. Valentino Feaster
Council Member

plans and ideas will be aired and
exchanged. All this activity, despite the
recent opening of the crawfish season,
bodes well for the future of the Moore's
Island community.
Church Convention
The 9th Baptist Church convention
was convened at Greater Bethel Baptist
Church, Hard Bargain, on Monday, the
19th of August until Wednesday evening
the 22nd of. August. Delegates from
Sandy Point and Nassau attended the
convention and church members were
kept busy entertaining their guests.

Pictured above are the members of the Moore's Island Town Committee. We are pleased
to present their picutres this month.

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rage 21

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Page 28 The Abaconian September 1996

Sweeting Outlines Abaco's Improvements

Sweeting FROM Page 7
Improvements still to come include the
renovation of the school teacher's
residence and renovation of the Post
Marsh Harbour, Dundas
Town and Murphy Town
It is surprising how quickly people
forget how uncomfortable and
inconvenient it was to drive on all the
bad roads and when Marsh Harbour
flooded every time there was a rain
storm. Mr. Sweeting mentioned a trip he
took recently on a dirt road and how
uncomfortable and unpleasant it was.
Major road repairs were made
throughout this area. This was
accomplished after proper drainage was
installed to keep the main part of Marsh
Harbour from flooding.
Mr. Sweeting reminded us that these
areas also benefitted from a greatly
improved water system. This included an
additional water tank at the airport and
much larger delivery mains throughout
the area.
There are still a few roads which are
scheduled for paving. The future also
includes plans for a large modern

primary school which will accommodate
the young students from all three towns.
This will be built in the subdivision
which the government will open shortly.
The school is expected to be completed
by September 1997 and will
accommodate 600 students.
Scheduled for early next year are two
major capital improvements. The airport
with a control tower and a new runway
will greatly facilitate air service in the
entire area. The tower is expected to be
built first and the government is looking
for several young Abaconians who can
be trained as airport flight controllers.
They feel there will be a need for six
Mr. Sweeting spoke of the new freight
dock facility scheduled. Construction on
this will begin early in 1997. This will
entail bulk-heading and filling a large
area from the dredging which will be
done to make a deeper and more
convenient channel through the harbour.
Sandy Point
Although Mr. Sweeting does not
represent the southern part of Abaco, he
went over some of the projects there.
Sandy Point has a new airport and a
new terminal will be constructed within

Three Injured in Jeep Roll-Over

Seriously hurt in an automobile
accident was Casey Penn of Sandy Point,
the driver of a jeep owned by Charmain
Claridge of Marsh Harbour. This serious
accident occurred on the highway close
to Sandy Point. The car went off the
road, apparently turning over several
times. Passengers in the car were Alicia
and Felicia Key.

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Miss Penn and Felicia were thrown
out of the car and sustained injuries.
They were both flown to Nassau for
treatment. Felicia has returned but will
have to exercise her arm to regain its
use. Alicia was not injured seriously and
has now recovered. Miss Penn is still in
Nassau with very serious injuries.

JE Jfog ,E7
I amfinished now with this house of clay,
Please kindly and carefully lay it away;
And let me rest from this life ofpain,
Toiling in sunshine, storm and rain.
Trying to help the sick and poor,
And turning no needyfrom my door.
I strived to do my Master's work;
Never a duty I shirk;
Many times Iwas misunderstood;
When I had done the best I could.

I am tired now, so let me rest,
'* ** Don't cry for me, don 'tyou know
. God knows best?
Please no sad hearts, no hung down heads.
I have another house you know!
Where only God's redeemed can go.
I do not need this house of clay,
So tenderly, carefully lay it away.
From Her Children With All Our Love

the next six months. The public dock
there has been redecked and the
generating system has been upgraded.
Moore's Island
Moore's Island will be getting a new
air strip later this year or early next year
as the present one is quite dangerous. A
good water system, a reverse osmosis
plant, is ready to be turned on which will
give them good water for the first time.
They have also gotten a new wing on
their school and the existing structure
was completely renovated. The school is
now an outstanding building.
Cherokee has received its share of
benefits. Mr. Sweeting mentioned that
the rebuilding and resurfacing settlement
roads has greatly improved the comfort
of residents. For the first time they have
town electricity which has made living

there much more desirable. Plans are
being made now to provide Cherokee
with electricity from the main power
station in Marsh Harbour. And another
good piece of news for Cherokee is the
plan to pave the road into the town. This
should be done in the next six months.
Local Government
According to Mr. Sweeting one of the
greatest things this administration has
done for Abaco is to initiate Local
Government. This has the potential to
make a great impact on Abaco. It brings
the decision making to the local level so
government can be more effective in
accomplishing what the citizens want.
Mr. Sweeting feels that with the
infrastructure in place and elected local
government members now attending to
the people's business, Abaco will be able
to make even greater strides to improve
the welfare of its citizens.

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September 1996 The Abaeonian Page 29

Treasure Cay Church Gets a New Roof

By Donna Claridge
In October of 1995 Norman and I
decided to raise the money to put a new
roof on the Sts. Mary and Andrew
Catholic Church in Treasure Cay.
It was badly needed. We felt that with
the approach of the 1995-1996 season of
our second homeowners coming to spend
time in Treasure Cay was the time to
start fund raising.
Norman met with church members
from all over the world and I made long
distance phone calls to those who had not

come to Treasure Cay yet. It was a great
accomplishment that we had the funds
donated for the roof by March 1996.
Norman, Christopher and Matthew
did the work, unloading the shingles.
Norman and Matthew carried every
bundle up on the roof. They removed the
old shingles and hauled them away every
evening. This took four weeks with just
the two of them working together.
I hired a local member of our church
to clean up the church yard as I felt it
was well overdue. Thank you, Francis,
for a job well done.

I would like to thank all of you who
donated very generously to this project
and had enough trust to allow Norman
and me to make this a success with your
help. It shows that we are a loving,
caring church community even though we
are unable to attend mass at Sts. Mary
and Andrew Catholic church every
Sunday or every holiday.
I hope you like what you see when

you come back to Sts. Mary and Andrew
Church as you made it possible. To all of
our members who helped, thank you very
much. I hope to see all of you real soon.
A very special thank you to Norman
and Matthew for their hard work, long
hours and love they have for the church
to make my dream of re-roofing the
church come true.

College Courses Now

Offered on Abaco

By Claudette Radway
Bahamas Commonwealth College
began in Freeport, Grand Bahama, and
has since opened branches in Marsh
Harbour and Nassau. The school offers
its students a unique opportunity to
achieve a high quality education. Every
Bahamian is able to receive a college
education right here at home, thus
eliminating extra costs of going away.
The college seeks to give guidance,
counselling and a good, sound education
by a dedicated and experienced faculty.
We work with individuals from the point
where they are at now and take them to
where they want to be. This is achieved
through our college prep programmes.

The student is then ready to pursue a
degree in a chosen course.
The college has awarded scholarships
to high school graduates throughout the
Northern Bahamas who will begin their
studies in September, 1996. Our classes
are held Monday to Thursday evenings at
the Abaco Central High School between
the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Our administrative office is located in
the Bill Swain Plaza, Marsh Harbour,
and is opened daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. The library is also opened during
these hours. The college is managed by
Claudette Radway, who is always
available to discuss individual educational

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formerly Television Service Center
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Repairing: Electronic Service Experts
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Juke Boxes 8 Video Games
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Office Equipment
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General cargo, 20 ft. containers, 40,000 lb. refrigerated capacity
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In Abaco call 809-367-2091, Fax 367-2235 or call on VHF Ch 16
P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Located above B & D Marine at the Traffic Light
In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at 407-844-5387
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Norman and Matthew Claridge work on the roof the the Catholic Church in Treasure

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Located at the Treasure Cay Marina


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A sewage treatment pla
consideration to serve some
200-acre Phase One develop
is concern that the cost of a
may make the lot prices too
targeted market. This is bein
Quotations are actively be
for roads, electricity, water
for the initial 200 acre inf
Various Abaco companies

baconian September 1996
contacted for this work as the Ministry is
FROM Page 3 not enthusiastic about bringing in outside
nt is under Murphy Town Lots Will
or all of the Come On-Line First
)ment. There A second 20-acre development is also
sewage plant underway at the end of Murphy Town
high for the with about 40 lots presently being
g studied. considered. Additionally, there are a few
being pursued lots vested with the Ministry of Housing
and phones in Spring City which will be offered.
restructure. It is expected that the 20 acres being
are being developed and offered in Murphy town

New Outboard Motors Under Development

New regulations in the United States
will require conventional two cycle
outboard engines to be phased out in ten
years. This is one of the latest efforts to
reduce air and water pollution as these
two-cycle engines do not completely burn
their fuel and oil.
Both American manufacturers,
Mercury and Johnson, are working with
the EPA to develop the new engines.
They expect to spend about $100 million
over the next ten years on this project.
Fuel economy will increase as the new

models will use about one third the fuel
presently required. The new four cycle
engines will be heavier and much more
expensive. They will also be quieter.
Honda now makes these motors in the
smaller horsepower ranges and they
typically cost 10% more than
conventional outboard motors.
Florida alone has approximately
500,000 outboard motors and this change
will eventually make a significant impact

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

will come on-line within 60 days as the
required infrastructure is less
complicated. However, phone service
may be delayed since BaTelCo has a
shortage of lines serving that area. The
few lots available in Spring City should
be available even sooner as they are in a
developed area.
Construction Could Begin
In Three Months
Lots in these developments should be
available in about three months to serious
persons wanting to build homes now. The
Attorney General's office is now
reviewing and recommending the
document requirements. Cost studies for
the lots are now underway and final
prices are expected to be affordable. Lot
prices will depend on the cost for
providing roads, water, power, and
phone service. The land itself will be
given away. In other words, the lot prices
will only be their share of the
infrastructure, not for the land.
The Ministry of Housing is expecting
to see road and electric contractors on the
site in three months and expects families

to be in their new homes within a year's
time from now.
Mr. Seymour suggested that those
persons needing larger residential lots
than those offered in this scheme should
look in the newspaper ads and to real
estate agencies to fill their needs.
Mr. Seymour mentioned that the
Ministry of Housing is also vested with
land in Crossing Rocks and Sandy Point
but he did not discuss this further.
Application forms and subdivision
plans for the three areas are in the Island
Administrator's office in Marsh Harbour.
Lots can be requested by number on a
first come first served basis for serious
individuals, that is, persons applying with
a letter from their banker giving approval
in principle for a mortgage. Applications
may be left at the Administrator's office
for forwarding to the Department of
Housing in Nassau.
At the conclusion of the public meeting
August 16th at the Marsh Harbour
Primary School it was estimated that
applications forms were taken by 30 to 40


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Telephone 366-4436

$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
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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 0 one day fishing
& diving 0 One day snorkeling & island
hopping boat & guide 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
GUANA CAY: Lot on beautiful ocean beach,
all utilities present, public dock on bay
nearby. $55,000
ELBOW CAY: Three bedroom house in
Hope Town harbour. Private dock, quiet
area, 2.5 acres of land. $470,000
LUBBERS QUARTERS: Beach front acreage
with nearby dockage. Electric power 1500 ft.
away. Only beachfront for sale on Lubbers.
TILLOO CAY: Waterfront property, one
acre approx. Deep water on Sea of Abaco
side of Tilloo. Cheapest waterfront available.
Call Victor at 809-367-2749
or Fax at 809-367-2748
MARSH HARBOUR 2 bd/2b 1500 sq ft liv-
ing area, 14x40 covered porch, central AC,
satellite. Buy or rent. Call 367-2166 days


Enjoy the lifestyle
you deserve:
Waterfront lots with
private boat slips in a
secure gated community
Call 809-367-4151
or Fax 4152

MARSH HARBOUR Pelican Shores 3 bed,
2 bath for sale, Call 367-2661 evenings
w/deck & enclosed porch, 2 blocks from
beach, 100 x 150 fenced, satellite, Also
avail, for rent unfurnished. Call 367-4780
underground utilities, solid rock, 40' trees
Best Price & Location CALL 367-4077
over 1 acre rolling hills, large trees,
underground utilities, unlimited fresh water,
Treasure Cay, high land, main highway
beautiful views, good soil, utilities,
telephone, water, Tom Roberts 809-322-4782
NASSAU or 367-4077 ABACO
TREASURE CAY, A rare find, two 100 ft.
x 500 ft. beach-front lots on Ocean Blvd.
Call 365-8137
MARSH HARBOUR 1.8 Acres and 4.5 acres
located by Golden Harvest & Solomon Bros.
Call 367-2661 evenings
TREASURE CAY 3 lots totaling 3 acres
located at SC Bootle Hwy and Treasure Cay
Road. Call 367-2661 evenings
MAN-O-WAR Cay Beach front lot, Sea to
Sea, For sale by owner, Call 809-365-6181

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
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
SCOTLAND CAY Large Coconut Creek
Marina Lot, w/60' slip $110K, also res. lots
$75K w/terms, Don Copeland 561-546-8263
or 561-575-5960.
LEISURE LEE 2.4 Acre Point, w/seven unit
town house. Contact Florence Roberts at 809-
327-8297, 359-6023, Fax 809-325-1076
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
GREAT GUANA Cay ocean front lot, 110 X
110, near new hotel/inn. 1 Miles W of
settlement $85,000, other lots nearby from
$18,500. Ph 359-6120 or SEASIDE on VHF
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
section one $12,000 net call 367-4326

2 Br furnished home overlooking beautiful
Coco Bay. 3/4 acre lot, $175,000 Net.
Available for rent, Call 312-635-8776 Days

RENT MATT LOWES Cay, one house on 50
acre island, sleeps 10, lots of porches and
decks, 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-
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
WANTED By Airline Captain to rent 3 or 2
bdrm 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
LITTLE HARBOUR Two new houses on the
water with large dock. Private. Beautiful
grounds. Weekly or long term. FAX 809-
366-2250, attn "Treehouse."
WANTED 2-3 bedroom house, lease
purchase or rent in Marsh Harbour, Hope
Town or Bahama Palm Shores $150,000 to
$200,000. Call 367-4551

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People in the News

Royal Bank Has children. His family is residing in
Boynton Beach, Florida, until his wife
New Manager has completed her degree in nursing and
accounting. His children, Keitra and
Perseus are attending middle school in
Abaco's First
Woman Officer

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Mr. Keith Wells
Keith Wells has been named the
Manager of the Marsh Harbour Branch
of the Royal Bank of Canada. He is
replacing Mr. William Nylund who was
transferred to the Lyford Cay Branch in WPC 969 Ellen Meldor
Nassau. Abaco now boasts its first lady police
Mr. Wells has been with Royal Bank officer. WPC 969 Ellen Meldor (WPC -
for 18 years, serving in various Woman Police Constable) has been
capacities in Nassau, Long Island and stationed at the Marsh Harbour station and
Bimini and Eleuthera. In 1994 he was the is serving the community in the same
winner of Royal Bank's Vice President's capacity as the other officers. She has
Award as top achiever in this region. been in the Royal Bahamas Police Force
Mr. Wells is from Nassau and was for thirteen years but this is the first time
educated at St. Leo's College in Tampa that she has been stationed in the Family
Florida. He is married and has two Islands.

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. The property is subject to a reserved price
and the Bank reserves the right to
reject any or all offers.

September 1996 The Abaconlan Page 31

School FROM Page 6
air-conditioning installed by the P.T.A.
last summer. Our well worn floors were
sanded and painted, classroom walls
were also given a fresh coat of paint. All
work was accomplished through funds
raised by the P.T.A.
Many thanks to Mr. Kevin Albury and
his crew for many days of volunteer
work that his crew did for the school
after they'd finished the contract work.
Another fine example of "Community
Musical Notes
The school was also fortunate to be
able to purchase musical instruments and
musical supplies this summer due to the
generosity of residents Gordon and
Phyllis Wynn. Gordon donates a portion
of the proceeds from his popular CD
Island Country to enhance the Hope
Town school's musical program. The
community will soon hear magical
melodies emenating from our school.
Many thanks to the Wynn's dedication to

our school. We wish them well as
Gordon undergoes medical tests in the
States. While there he is also finalizing
his follow-up CD. It's sure to be another
winner. Watch for it soon!
Good Exam Results
Congratulations go to two Hope Town
students on their excellent BJC results.
Crystal Malone attained all A's and B's
on her five BJC's and Olivia Patterson
received A', B's and one C on her BJC
exams. The staff wishes all Hope Town
students graduating to grade 7 at Abaco
Central the very best.
Graduation Held
Wesley College held its second
graduation on June 23rd when it
commemorated the graduation of two
students, Justin McDonald and Tuwari
Pinder. The graduation was held at
Aldersgate Methodist Church and Dr.
Colin Archer, Chairman of the Board of
Governors, gave the address. Deputy
Speaker of the House of Assembly, Miss
Italia Johnson spoke at a Graduation
Dinner at Bayview Restaurant.

$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

.A Mildew Removal

PAINTING, Interior & Exterior Pressure
Cleaning & Mildew removal Water-
proofing Roofing 0 Rotten wood replaced
Leroy Tucker, Marsh Harbour, 367-3849
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.
Products. It's fast & easy. Limited sales
people needed in all settlements. Call
Charmica at 367-4380 for details NOW!
Hurricane Shutters, your connection for
protection, all styles, also heavy wind load
designed windows & doors. Island Windows
& Shutters, Inc., Satellite Beach FL. 407-
773-4502 Fax 407-773-8824

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.
needed for Out Island hotel development.
Ideal person will have extensive contacts,
experience in all aspects of construction and
experience in planning and supervision.
Project is one year (plus) with permanent
employment possible. Call 954-423-9788 or
Fax resume to 954-423-9733.

The Moorings (Bahamas) Ltd. has a vacancy
for a Yacht Technician to join the small team
of staff managing their charter fleet in Marsh
Harbour. Skills in some of the following
areas are required: marine diesel, electrical,
refrigeration systems, rigging, fiberglassing
and cosmetic repairs. The successful
applicant must have excellent customer
service skills and be a team player. He must
be organized, methodical and be able to work
on his own initiative. Opportunities for
promotion to Chief Technician could be
shortly forthcoming. A second vacancy for a
Technician is also expected in the near
Experienced cooks and sailboat captains are
periodically required by the company. Good
wages paid. Must be prepared to be
entertaining company for our guests. Great
customer service skills and a friendly
personality are essential.
Apply, giving details of experience to the
Manager, The Moorings (Bahamas) Ltd., PO
Box AB 20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco,
Bahamas. Tel. 809-367-4000, Fax 367-4004

Keep your man stimulated and
0. the passion in your relation-
4. ship! For the finest lingerie,
Ladies under-garments, swim-
S wear and accessories; call
Charmica at Intimate Seductions for private
catalog viewing at your home or office sizes
up to 4X! "Say what you want by what you
wear!" Our prices will surprise you. Phone

DODGE Van camper equipped, A/C, fridge,
stove, chemical toilet, must sell $2800 Call

Call 367-3202
Abaco Business & Employment Agency

Wide Variety. Contact Gail Cottman in.
Marsh Harbour Phone 809-367-2315

A considerable quantity of new
building materials at greatly
discounted prices. Categories include
doors, hardware, electrical and
plumbing. For a complete listing and
prices, contact Kevin Albury, Hope
Town, 366-0332 (phone & Fax)

13' WHALER 40 HP Johnson, elec start, full
controls, bilge pump, etc. All newly
overhauled & painted. Final price $4000.
Contact Warren Knowles at Lighthouse
Marina, 366-0154
20' ALBURY BROTHERS 1994 Runabout
w/1994 Mercury 125 hp, stainless Hi-Five
prop, hydraulic steering, VHF etc. $18,500
Call Willard at 809-365-6086
22' GRADY WHITE Walk-Thru 1982,
outriggers, new seat, Bimini top, 1992 175
HP Evinrude, runs good on 5 cyl. duty pd.
$5500. Can be seen at Abaco Inn, Elbow
Cay, Call 366-0133, Fax 366-0113
23' SUNSEEKER Sailboat 1989 Fiberglass
hull, motor included. Excellent condition.
Make offer. Call Joe 813-253-0491
25' DUSKY center console, cuddy cabin,
complete walk around. Boat completely
redone w/rebuilt 225 hp Johnson, duty pd.
See Rich Rentals or call 367-2742

W- MME-'-

36' MUNROE Crawfish boat, 671 GM,
4,000 lb. freezer, stabilizers, Call James at
Call Stafford at 809-366-0023 for details

Bahamian Investor

Bahamian investor or group wanted to participate in a
multi-million dollar joint venture aquaculture project in the
Northern Bahamas.
Individual or group should be able to put up $500,000 for
60 70% equity in the project. The expatriate joint venture
partner will, in addition to a cash injection, provide
appropriate technological and managerial expertise.
It is anticipated that the remainder of the financing will be
obtained from local and foreign sources.
Interested persons should immediately contact BAIC
Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, P.O.
Box N-4940, Nassau or phone 809-322-3740 for information.

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When you put your most important asset

in the hands of an Insurance Company,

You'd better know something about them!

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world, employing over 25,000 people in Currently, 31 staff are employed locally
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Sun Alliance has investments of over
$10 million in the Bahamian economy.

Sun Alliance is also one of the world's
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assets exceeding US$18 billion.

Sun Alliance's claims paying record is
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In 1995, as a result of Hurricanes Luis
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these claims were settled in under 60
In the Bahamas, Sun Alliance met claims
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