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Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 11-01-1996
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The Volume 4, Number 10 November 1996





SAbaconian


The News of the Island





Abaco Launches One Bahamas


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The Governor General, Sir Orville
Turnquest, and the Minister of Youth and
Culture, Mr. Algernon Allen, MP,
launched the One Bahamas 1996
campaign by visiting Abaco on
November 4th. Sir Durward Knowles
and Mr. Obie Ferguson were also part of
the official party because they are co-
chairmen for this year's celebration.
The group first visited Grand Cay
where they were entertained by a
program featuring the school children. It
was the first time that a Governor
General had visited Grand Cay. The
afternoon was spent at a rally in Marsh
Harbour where hundreds of school
children from schools throughout Abaco
assembled to perform for them and hear
them speak.
The One Bahamas 1996 celebration is
in its fifth year and is an effort to bring
all Bahamians together to realize that
they are one people and must work
together. They emphasized that it is not
the flag or anthem which brings people
together but feeling the same spirit of
oneness. The Bahamian people are a
diverse group with origins in many lands
but all must think of themselves as part
of the group, as one homogeneous
-'hole.
Sir Orville was prominent in politics
for many" years and has an outstanding
record of accomplishments. He worked
hard to bring about voting rights for

PLEASE SEE One Bahamas Pane 38


in the colorful costume shown above.


PLEASE SEE Beauty Page 39


Hurricane Lili Is Very Destructive to

Cat Island, Long Island & Exuma


Hurricane Lili swept through the
central Bahamas on October 19th. No
lives were lost but property damage is
extensive on some islands. Hardest hit
were Exuma, Long Island and San

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initiated this service with seminars
offered on November 4th and 5th from
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. These
seminars were held at Below Decks at
Great Abaco Beach Hotel. Abacom
provided the computer equipment.
The response of the public to the
introduction was enthusiastic with more
than 400 people attending the seminars


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Salvador. Winds were estimated to be 120
MPH on San Salvador. Homes were
damaged and destroyed. Crops also
suffered extensive damage.
George Town, Exuma reported 90 mile
per hour winds after midnight in the early
hours Saturday. The residents there had
been expecting the storm to arrive just
after daylight and were caught by surprise.
One resident excavated his family by boat
down the road which he estimated was
under six feet of water. Residents said
some areas experienced a 15 foot storm
surge.
Riding Rock Inn on San Salvador
suffered extensive damage to 24 rooms
but an additional 18 rooms in a newer
building came through fairly well. Club
Med in Cockburn Town reported 50
rooms and two restaurants were damaged.
Power was off in George Town for 18
hours. Half the phones in George Town


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Beauty Costumes Judged Here
The costume competition
for the Miss Grand Bahama
Beauty Pageant was held at
the Great Abaco Beach Resort
on the 2nd of November. On
the previous evening they
were the guests at a Bud Lite *
Beerfest at Crossing Beach in I
Marsh Harbour.
Approximately 250
spectators crowded into the
Below Decks room at the
Great Abaco Beach Hotel for
the costume competition.
Seven contestants for the
Miss Grand Bahama beauty
contest made four
presentations to the audience
with the final costume event
being judged and contributing
to the final score for the
winner. Burns House in
Freeport was the organizer of
the event.
The costumes which were
judged were designed by the
young ladies and showed a
Bahamian theme. Simona
Shepard wore a plaited straw
costume as a Bahama doll.
Stephanie Zepher presented
herself as a Bahamian fruit Pakeisha Parker symbolized the Bahamian parrot


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Page 2 The Abaeonian November 1996


One Bahamas '96 Plans for End of November


Abaco will commemorate the Fifth
Annual One Bahamas Celebration with a
variety of activities throughout the island.
The theme is One God, One People,
One Bahamas and the events are an
effort to unify the residents of Abaco and
encourage them to be proud to be
Bahamians.
The celebrations will begin early with
a visit from the Governor General, His
Excellency Sir Orville Turnquest, on
November 4th. He will first visit
Walker's Cay and Grand Cay where he


will be the guest at a youth rally. Later
in the day he will be honoured at a youth
rally and extravaganza at Abaco Central
High School where most of the Abaco
schools will be represented and will
participate.
Most of the activities will take place
on the official dates of the One Bahamas
Celebration, November 29th through
December 1st. On the first day,
November 29th, the Central Abaco
District will host a large march and rally
which will begin at 9 a.m. across from


Golden Harvest and will continue to the
softball park at Abaco Central High
School. It will be followed by a rally at
the ballpark where there will be a variety
of speakers. The rally will emphasize the
One Bahamas part of the overall theme.
On November 30th the Southern
Abaco District will host a talent and
cultural extravaganza at 7 p.m. at the
basketball court in Sandy Point. It will
showcase Abaco talent in Junkanoo,
skits, dance, calypso, singing and
storytelling. Bahamian food will be on


sale. The theme of One People will be
highlighted at this show.
December 1st will be the day for the
Northern Abaco District to host the
island with a Thanksgiving service at the
Church of God Cathedral in Cooper's
Town. One God will be the emphasis at
the service which is scheduled for 3 p.m.
The organizers are expecting these
activities will be more than entertaining.
They will bring the people of Abaco
together and help them realize that they
are all one people.


Register Now For The Elections In '97


The government is urging all citizens
to register to vote now before the end of
the year. Any citizen 18 years or older is
eligible to register and vote. On Abaco
citizens can register at the
Administrators' offices or when the
Administrator goes to the various
communities. The Administrators' staff
frequently set up tables outside various
business places on busy days to make it
convenient to register.
A Constituencies Commission, a group
of five, has been formed. This is the
group which, among other duties, will
determine the boundaries of the various
constituencies for the election next year.


The Prime Minister feels that early
registration will assist the Commission in
making realistic decisions as to
boundaries.
The registration drive was begun in
March and the government is pleased that
almost 50 percent have registered. They
are expecting more than 125,000 to
register for the 1997 election. The more
people who register early, the better the
Commission's decisions will be.
The governing party is suggesting that
the number of seats in the House of
Assembly be reduced from 49 to 40.
This was a suggestion made in the
Manifesto of the Free National


Cable Bahamas Is Getting Ready For Abaco


Movement Party before the election of
1992. The goal is to have approximately
4,000 voters in each constituency. Some
of the Family Island constituencies will
have fewer because of the geography and
sparse population of the islands.
One of the reasons for this reduction
in House seats is with that with the
implementation of local government there
is less burden on the representatives.
Local government will hopefully reduce
the size of the national governmental
body. It is expected that the number of
representatives for Abaco will be reduced
from the existing three to two.
The government of The Bahamas must
call an election within five years of the
previous election. Since the present
government gained control on August
19th, 1992, the next election will have to


be held by August 1997. In the 1992
election 93 percent of the voters turned
out.
At a recent seminar for local
government officials, the Prime Minister
stated that he does not intend to wait
until August to call the election. "The
election will have been over long before
August, I don't intend to wait that long,"
hetold the group. He hopes to be well
into his second term by then.
Mr. Ingraham said every citizen who
is 18 and older is privileged to vote in
order to perpetuate one of the oldest
elected Parliaments in the world. "I have
no doubt that next year, the Bahamian
people will again demonstrate to the
world that this small nation is made up of
patriots who care about their-country,"
Mr. Ingraham stated.


Cable Bahamas is expecting to supply
cable television to Abaco next year. They
have completed 85% of their installations
on New Providence and are now making
installations in Eight Mile Rock and
Pinder's Point, Grand Bahama. They have
initiated work in Bimini. Work there will
be completed within a few weeks.
Cable Bahamas expects to begin
construction on Abaco before the end of
1996. The receiver which gets the signals
from a satellite has been assembled in
Nassau and will be shipped to Abaco for
installation. They anticipate that
subscribers on Abaco can begin using
their service by the middle of 1997.
Following are the fees which Grand
Bahama residents pay.
$ 50 Initial connection fee, paid once
$ 60 Deposit fee, paid once


$225 Signal converter box, paid once
$ 30 Monthly for 44 basic channels
$ '15 Monthly additional for premium
channels
$15 -$25 Additional TV outlets paid once
$ 5 Late payment fee
$ 50 Reconnection fee after service has
been disconnected
Cable Bahamas investment in the
Bahamas is more than $40 million in
plant, equipment and manpower training.
Their charge rates are set by the
government.
Cable Bahamas was issued a franchise
by the Bahamian government in October
1994 and in 1995 sold 51% of its stock to
Bahamians. They are offering a high
quality product and are using state-of-the-
art equipment.


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November 1996 The Abaeonian Page 3


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Page 4- 'The Aaieonlan November 1996


Local Gov't Leaders Attended Nassau Workshop


The Department of Local Government
in Nassau held a five day work shop for
the leaders of the newly elected local
government bodies in the Out Islands.
Attending were Chief and Deputy Chief
Councillors, Town Committee Chairmen
and Island Administrators. The sessions
went from October 28th through
November 1st. Mr. Archie Nairn,
Permanent Secretary in the Department of
Local Government, moderated the
sessions.
Sessions included information on the
legal framework for local government,
disaster preparedness, local government
finance, contracts and project
implementation, protocol matters, Crown
Lands and the role of the Audit
Department. Those attending were


expected to return to their home islands
and pass this knowledge on to the town
committee members and board members.
Attendees were to receive a Local
Government Manual and Procedures
manual to help with their duties.
[While in Nassau in late October, our
reporters attended parts of an evening
session and a morning session of the
Local Government Seminars. Many Abaco
representatives were seen and all were
giving the scheduled activities their full
attention. We also attended two sessions
of the House of Assembly and can report
that Robert Sweeting, Member of
Parliament for the Hope Town
Constituency, was one of the few members
present.]


Changes have been made in the laws
of The Bahamas concerning the school
system. One important change is that the
new Act requires that students remain in
school until the age of 16 years. Also
the government can prescribe minimum
standards of achievement which must be
attained before the student can graduate.
Another area of change affects young
children. The Ministry of Education can
offer pre-school education for children up
to age five. In keeping with this, the new
primary school planned for the Marsh
Harbour area will have facilities for
children to begin school at age four
years.
The Act allows the Ministry to set up
school boards. A school board will be
elected for each school by the parents
and guardians of the children attending
that specific school. These boards will
manage the schools, giving local people
more control over their own affairs. The
boards will be responsible for the
maintenance and upkeep of the schools as
well as furniture, equipment, books,
materials and improvements to the
schools. The boards will not be
responsible for the teaching staff of the
schools.
All parents of the student body who
are registered voters were eligible to
vote. The Family Island schools can
expect to be electing school boards
within the next few years.
The election of school boards has just
been completed for eleven high schools
in Nassau. Four of the eleven schools
nominated the required nine members of
the board. This meant that an election








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was not necessary in those schools. The
other seven schools elected their
members on October 25th.
Of the schools reporting, the parent-
voter turn-out ranged from a dismal low
of 4.4 percent to a disappointing high of
12 percent.


Storm Drains Are Working

People complain constantly about
perceived or real problems. When the
problems are solved, memories fade fast.
An example are the storm drains installed
two years ag3 through the center of Marsh
Harbour just before the major roads were
repaved.
The routine floodingof the downtown,
area seems to be relegated to memories
only. After several rainy seasons and
hurricanes brushing past Abaco, Marsh
Harbour has essentially no standing water
or flooded streets.
It is also only a memory that many
roads in Abaco were dotted with potholes.
Travel throughout the island, with the few
exceptions, can now be enjoyable.


A group ofAbaco Local Government leaders are shown during a break in the seminar at the
Nassau Beach Hotel Left to right are Joe Norris Chief Councilor Northern District, Percy
Archer, Chairman of Dundas Town Committee, Leon Pinder, Chairman of Little Abaco
Town Committee, Gersil Edgecombe, Chairman of Cooper's Town Committee, Myrtis
Russell Chairman of Treasure Cay Town Committee, and Roswell Sawyer, Chairman of the
Green Turtle Cay Town Committee. The Abaco Crest is in the background.


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November 1996 The Abaconlan Page 5


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Pag The Abaclan November 199


South Abaco


Cherokee
By Lee Pinder
Family, friends and neighbours said a
fond farewell to Anna Marie Pinder on
the 8th of October. Born in Green Turtle
Cay on the 7th of May 1919, she married
Freddie Pinder, a Cherokee man, who
predeceased her in 1980. She is survived
by one sister; a daughter Catherine
Malone; three sons, Danny, Roosevelt
and Billy plus a host of other relatives.
She was well loved by all who knew her
and will be greatly missed by us all.






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Mrs. Anna Marie Pinder
Heavy rains during the first part of
October left the road to Marsh Harbour
completely submerged in some places
and yards and fields too soggy to walk
on. However, we can be thankful that
once again another hurricane passed us
by.
There is a major problem with our
generator that supplies the settlement
with electricity. We are hopeful that the
old standby will hold up and the new one
can be fixed soon. Remember, be
conservative, turn off lights not being
used and don't use air-conditioners for
the time being.
A fun day for the school had to be
postponed several times for a variety of
different reasons. But have faith,
everything is in the ready and it will
happen soon.
Note of interest with regard to the
time change. The food store and school
times will be moved along with the time
change. However, the Sunday night
services at both churches will move to
six o'clock. At the Methodist Church all
other services will move along with the
time change. The Assemblies of God
services during the week will move from
7:30 to 7 p.m.


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Rev. and Mrs. Stewart Pinder
Teressa and Stewart Pinder celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary on
Saturday, the 19th of October, at the
home of their son, Phillip. Other children
include another son, Roger, and two
daughters, Linda and Elaine. They were
married right here in Cherokee on
another Saturday in 1946. Steward is one
of the old time smack fishermen and the
couple has spent their entire lives in
Cherokee. We wish them a happy golden
anniversary and hope they live to enjoy
many more years of wedded bliss.
On October 26th the Methodist Church
had their annual missionary auction.
There was an exceptional array of prized
local fruit, cakes and pies, homemade
candies and preserved items as well as
conch fritters and jelly-coconut ice
cream. Everyone was in a jolly mood
and a good time was had by all. Patrick
Bethel, the auctioneer, made sure the
bidding was kept high and brought a bit


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of humor to the festivities by telling
stories from the past.
Rev. Fred Kelly from Wesley
Methodist Church in Nassau was the
guest missionary speaker at the meeting
held the following Monday evening. Rev.
Carla Culmer would like to thank all
those who came out and participated and
kept the tradition alive for another year.
The Assemblies of God Church
members and friends were happy to
welcome the gospel singers Hosanna.
The group of six members came from
Dundas Town on October 27th to
perform in Cherokee. Their special
renditions of some of the old favourites
as well as the new and innovative hymns
were well received by their listeners. In
fact, all who came out to hear them
stayed well past the appointed hour of
conclusion.
Crossing Rocks
By Natalie Williams
A special tenth anniversary service
was held on October 27th honouring
Rev. Mervin Burrows and his wife,
Evangelist Edna Burrows for the long


dedicated service. The afternoon service
was held at St. Mark's Baptist Church in
Crossing Rocks. Gifts of appreciation
were presented to the couple.
The Crossing Rocks Branch of the
FNM will be holding a steak-out at
Trevor's Midway in Crossing Rocks on
November 2nd at 3 p.m. They are asking
all supporters and the general public
from all over Abaco to support their
effort.
Sandy Point
By Ruth Flowers
Columbus Day Brings Visitors
Sandy Point was the place to be on
Columbus Day, the 12th of October 1996
when close to 600 visitors arrived on the
Viking Princess. There were so many it
took the M/V My Star, M/V Dark Side
and the M/V Nay Dean to transport them
to the public dock and the waiting excited
people of sandy point. There were stalls
featuring fish frying, coconut water,
conch salad and many various foods of
the island including guava duff. The
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November 1996 The Abaconlan Page 7


North Abaco
Co er's Town Mrs. Roland Mclntosh and Miss Rolle is grandson of Florence and Fordie Sawyer,
Cooper's Town the daughter of Mrs. Rosalee McIntosh. well known residents of Treasure Cay.
Family Reunion Held Trea ure Cay Fire Road
The Bootle and Cooper families held a Treasure J
reunion on Discovery Day weekend of By Anne Bootle Mrs. John McIntosh
October 11th to 14th. Family members Silver Anniversary Celebrated Anniversary Services Held
came from Grand Bahama, Nassau and On October 26th there was a silver The St. Andrew's Baptist Church of
the United States to join with others at a wedding anniversary banquet held at the Fire Road held a week long series of
banquet on Saturday at the Spinnaker Spinnaker for Rev. and Mrs. Stafford services October 14th through 20th to _
Restaurant in Treasure Cay, a special Symonette. They were very surprised to celebrate the ninth anniversary of Rev.
church service on Sunday afternoon and be picked up in a limousine. The Master Eulin McIntosh as their pastor. They had
a day of fun at the beach on Monday. of Ceremonies was Deputy Island a variety of choirs and special speakers
The reunion was under the patronage of Administrator, Mr. Jack Thompson, and which included Rev. Dr. Allen J. Mills, U
The Prime Minister, the Honourable entertainment was by the "New Rev. Stafford Symonette, Rev. John
Hubert A. Ingraham. Unfortunately, the Direction" music group. McIntosh, Rev. Dr. Kenneth Major, Rev. and Mrs. Eulin Mclntosh
weather caused them to modify some of On the 27th of October the Symonettes Rev. Tyrone Mills and Rev. Alphonso B. Mrs. Adelina McIntosh, wife of Rev.
their plans. renewed their wedding vows at the Lewis. The theme of the services was A McIntosh was also honoured at the
Little Abaco special honouring service held at the Full Caring Shepherd. services.
Gospel Assembly of God. Special
The Magic Touch Beauty Salon speaker for the occasion was Rev. ,x ,
opened in Mount Hope. The owner, Mrs. ,,z, ,/ I,' / '-
Vernal Cornish, has just returned from Carlton Dorsett of Dundas Town. The" t /'- i/,
completing a course in cosmetology. She celebration concluded with a meal served
works by appointment only; there are no after the service.I GNS
set shop hours. Phone 365-2323 for an On the 22nd of October Mr. John -.
appointment. McIntosh of the Road Traffic Department GN. -..5
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Pae 8 The .baconian November 1996


School News


Abaco Central News
It has been a particularly newsy kind
of month here at Abaco Central with a
number of significant events to report on
since the last issue.
Prime Minister Visits
We welcomed the Prime Minister, the
Right Hon. Hubert Ingraham, on October
2nd who, together with various other
government officials including Mrs. Iris
Pinder from the Ministry of Education,
toured the school campus and met with
the teaching faculty. Unfortunately, rain
intervened and Mr. Ingraham was unable
to address the student body. A second
attempt by the Prime Minister to
complete his visit was also hit by bad
weather, and the children continue to
wait anxiously for their opportunity to
hear Mr. Ingraham talk to them
sometime in the near future.
Careers Day October 19th
As mentioned last month, the school
hosted its annual Careers Day on October
10th. Instrumental in its success was
guidance councillor Mrs. Nadeen
Beneby, who put together a fine range of
speakers in a vide variety of careers. All
students in grades 11 and 12 were given
the opportunity to listen to five seminars
about areas in the job world which
particularly interested them. Visiting
speakers from Abaco were joined by
guests from Nassau and the school thanks
them for their efforts in what was an
invaluable day for our senior students.
Outstanding Success for Govini Mohan
Former Head Girl, Miss Govini
Mohan, now studying in New York City,
will be honoured later this month by the
Ministry of Education in Nassau for her
outstanding achievements in the national
BGCSE examinations. Govini will
receive four awards: top achiever on the
island of Abaco and three individual
subject awards for gaining the highest
marks in the entire Bahamas. Govini
came out tops in Religious Studies,
Geography and Food and Nutrition and
her outstanding grades ranked her
performance as second in the country.
Her achievements naturally delighted the
teaching staff and her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Kripanand Mohan of Dundas
Town. Well done, Govini!
Student Activities
One of the most pleasing aspects of
school life to report on is when we can
see students taking advantage of the
extra-curricular activities being offered at


The Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, visitsAbaco Central High School and
is greeted by Principal Cepheus Cooper on the right. Island Administrator Everett Hart, on


the left, was part of the inspection team.
the school. The Scout Troop continues to
flourish under the guidance of pack
leader Mr. Huel Moss. On their latest
adventure, the scout team leaders, Gavin
Bethel, Rohan Spicer, Nishoran Newbold
and Denero McIntosh, survived a night's
camping at Bahama Palm Shores as part
of their leadership training programme.
The Interact Club, a junior Rotary
Club, is going fairly well with a lot of
interest being shown. The club is
designed to encourage students into the
concept of "Service before Self" and is
including helping with the beautification
of the school grounds and a help scheme
for impoverished children in The
Philippines. Future activities hopefully
will include a joint project with Forest
Heights Academy. Recently elected
officers include President Amanda
Bethel, Vice-President Crystal Cornish
and Secretary Anitra Cornish.
One Interactor, Keith Black, is making
a name for himself in the Governor
General Awards Scheme. Keith has
almost completed his gold award and has
been involved in a number of community
activities including helping the Rotary
Club with their project at Independence
Park in Dundas Town.
Sports
The wet weather took its toll on some
recently arranged softball fixtures but it
did not stop arch rivals Abaco Central
and S.C. Bootle from meeting in two
encounters on Murphy Town ballpark.
The teams from Cooper's Town showed
their strength by winning both games, the
girls 6-5 and the boys 13-3. Coaches for
the Abaco Central Marlins, Mr.
Ferguson and Mr. Schwarzentruber, felt


encouraged by the girls' performance but
see the need for the boys to eradicate
careless fielding errors which cost them
badly. Congratulations, S.C. Bootle, on
your victories.
In a hastily arranged trip, the Marlins
senior basketball team departed for
Grand Bahama to participate in the


VITAMALT classic. Under new coaches
Tony Davis and Cai Russell, the team
must battle against the strongest schools
in Grand Bahama. Scores next month.
Beautification Day
Friday the 24th of October saw the
second Beautification Day where students
were given a day off from academics to
improve the school environment.
Numerous jobs were undertaken and at
the end of the day various projects
completed. A volleyball court was
marked out, the car park saw parking
areas painted, classrooms were cleaned,
school signs beautifully finished, areas
filled ready for planting, concrete
poured, blackboards repainted and
repaired, and trees and flowers planted.
Everyone worked hard and the school
would like to thank several parents who
donated their time and gifts to help make
the day a success. The Interact Club
would also like to thank Mr. Guy Toothe
for yet another donation of plants which
are now nicely in the ground and have
made a huge difference to the campus.


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Sports News


Softball
By K. "Juice" Reckley
Falconettes and Sharks
Represent Abaco in National
Round Robin Tournament
After winning the Abaco ladies' and
mens' Championship, the Papa Nasty
Falconettes and the Marsh Harbour
Sharks traveled to Grand Bahama during
the Discovery Day Weekend to take part
in the Bahamas National Softball
Tournament in which teams from the
various islands took part. Islands
represented were Eleuthera, Exuma,
Long Island, New Providence, Grand
Bahama and Abaco. Each team played
five games. The Falconettes finished with
a 1-5 record and the Sharks a 2-3 record
which earned them the right to play in
the Bronze Medal Round.
Official results ladies
Game I Wildcats (NP) 5 Falconetties 3
Wildcats came from behind alier being
don 3-2 in the top of the sixth inning to
%in 5-3. Andrea Charlton came in relief
ot Glenicc Thompson and got the w in.
Maggie Mills got the loss.
Game 2 Rockers (GBi 10 Falconeties I
Kay Smith and Maudrina Know les did
the damage tor the Rockers going 2-3
and scoring two runs. Cordell Thompson
threw a one-hitter and picked up the win.
Shannon McDonald got the loss.
Game 3 Sharks (Exuma) 8 Falconetes 6
The Falconettes in an earl\ banger
Nassau Announces
Road Traffic
Franchises
The following applications were
acted on by the Road Traffic
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Approved:
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12 Self drive scooters
6 Self drive cars
Cecil Ingraham and Perry
Thomas t/a Harbour Motors
10 Self drive cars
Deferred:
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1 Public school bus
1 Private school bus
Rejected:
Cecil Ingraham, Marsh Harbour.
2 Private Charter Busses
Donna Sands, Guana Cay
6 self drive golf carts


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lead 3-1 but were unable to hold off the
Sharks losing 8-6. Magnoa Morley went
2-3, Nikki Davis and Sen Curtis went 2-
2 and 3-3 respectively for Exuma,
Charlene Stirrup got one win. Maggie
Mills the loss.
Game 4 Falconettes 12 Long Island 7
Maggie Mills went 2-4 with two runs.
Gave up 11 hits to secure her first win of
the tournament while Theresa Albury
was 3-4 with an RBI and scored two
runs.
Game 5 Truckers (Eleu.) 3 Falconettes 0
Beulah Kelly tossed a three-hitter
striking out three as the Truckers held off
the Falconettes. Brizzila "Buck" Kelly
went 1-2 and scored a run. Beulah Kelly
got the win. Maggie Mills the loss.
Official results Men


Game 1 Constructioneers (Eleuthera) 13
Sharks 0
Toney Bethel pitched a no-hitter with
11 ks and went 3-4 and drove in three
runs shutting out the Sharks.
Game 2 Enforcers (GB) 9 Sharks 3
Shannon Albury hit a two-run homer
but that was not enough as the Enforcers
beat the Sharks 9-3. Rickey Simmons got
the win, Andy Albury the loss.
Game 3 Sharks 4 LongiIsland 1
William Weatherford blasted a two-run
homer while Warren Sawyer tossed a
two hitter and struck out eight for the
win. Pedro Marcello suffered the loss.
Game 4 Gleaner (NP) 10 Sharks 0
Phillip Skeets tossed a four-hitter and
Gary Smith cracked a solo home run.
Marry Sawyer got he loss.


Game 5 The Sharks won by default over
Exuma.
Abaco Basketball
Association
By K. "Juice" Reckley
The A.B.A. Executives have set
November 8th as opening date of the
basketball season. The first game will
take place in Sandy Point with double
header action. Game 1 will see the
Surfside Seagulls take on the Walter
McIntosh Constructioneers. In the feature
game Moore's Island Lobsters take on
defending champions Kalik Royals of
Sandy Point. According to A.B.A.
President, Saint Anthony Nixon, this
year he expects to exceed last year as 16


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ThAe Ld/or 3fC


Beautification... Forward or Backward?


Who did it this time the destruction
of most of the plants in the road median
leading into the Marsh Harbour airport.
In the early 1990s we went through a
similar episode. The previous trees,
gum elemis, almonds and royal
poincianas were all destroyed to make
way for more "suitable plants" which
incidently took more maintenance. The
replacement flowering bushes were not
particularly suitable. Hibiscus are
beautiful plants but they need more
water, care and fertilizer than they get
along a public roadway. The original
trees were great in that the tractor
mower could keep the area looking good
without much effort.
When we had the replacement crotons
and hibiscus, the area either required
weeding by hand or looked unkempt
with weeds growing. The weeding was
labour intensive which is money out of
our pockets.
We need to use attractive plants which
are low in maintenance. Crotons are not
spectacular but they do well in adverse
conditions. However, the median strip


had bare ground which needs
maintenance to be attractive. It would
have benefitted by a heavy mulch which
has several benefits. Mulch keeps the
weeds down and keeps the soil from
drying out so badly during times of
drought. If the mulch is organic such as
chipped bark, it slowly disintegrates and
puts nutrients back into the soil. Another
way of coping with bare ground between
plants is to plant a ground cover plant
which does not need mowing or care.
We need to plant public areas with
things requiring needing minimal care.
Public money can be put to far better use
than having a labourer weeding with a
machete. We have a problem with an
influx of illegal immigrants who come
here to get jobs. This influx will escalate
as we create more manual labor jobs.
We must plan to mechanize as much as
possible. A tractor with a mower can
cover huge areas giving a man a job
with more appeal than bending over with
a machete. Mechanizing also creates
another job for the man who maintains
the tractor.


We should be planting native trees
and bushes which have many
advantages. They are hardy and are
suited to our climate, yet are very
beautiful. They are resistant to our
diseases and bugs. And as Bahamians we
should be proud of our native plants.
Many of them are sold in Florida
nurseries for landscaping. Most of the
flowering bushes we all admire do not
do well when stuck in a hole in our
rocky soil. They belong in residential


yards.
The seagrape is popular as a tree with
beauty and character and yet it is tough
and durable. The madeira is truly a
stately tree with many attributes. The
yellow elder is gorgeous when in full
bloom and is our national tree. The
yellow blossoms are spectacular and yet
it is a hardy low maintenance plant.
Why do we destroy the plants in one
of the few places where some
landscaping had been done? If we want
to beautify, then pick a different
roadway or public place.
If the airport median needed new
plants, the old ones should have been
transplanted to other public areas instead
of leaving them on the ground to die. A
month has passed since the plants were
uprooted and no further improvements
have been made.
Perhaps the Council for Central
Abaco should set up an advisory
committee which could make
suggestions and could be a review board
for major landscaping projects on public
land.


Letters k the editor


A Complaint Against
the Police
Dear Editor,
It was very slow and everybody was
leaving. Somehow I got into a verbal
fight. We weren't swearing. That's the
truth. The guy that I call my white
brother since Mom practically raised
him, too, was saying something I didn't
agree with so I was trying to explain that
this was not right what he was saying.
Anyway, I was pushed into a corner
by five men, strangers I might add. I'm
not a violent person but this made me
frightened. I only wanted to leave but
they kept coming at me. It never
occurred to me that they were police
officers.
Well, the end is very sad. I was cuffed
and taken to locked station in Dundas
Town due to their anger which I thought
was stupid. I was already cuffed and a
bit unbalanced. Why did they not put me
in a cell or take me home? No. Guess
what took place?
I was thrown on the station floor
where these officers, so they called
themselves, played soccer in my ribs and
chest till they were exhausted for some
fifteen minutes.
I got three cracked ribs on the left
side. This is what I was told by a private
doctor and internal bruises in the chest
and around my left side. I am 32 years
old. The pain was so severe I think I
cried my self to sleep.
I was like this until my sister signed


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my bail on Monday evening, too late to
tend any doctor. So I went home where
I stayed until Tuesday morning. I went to
the Government Clinic. I waited to find
out if anything was broken. It was so
painful to move. Nurse Cooper had no
way of knowing this so I was left with
one option, to see a private doctor and
get an x-ray. That's where it was
determined that my ribs are cracked. The
x-ray cost me $60 plus medicine cost me
another $25. What if this were to happen
to your child?
Todd Cornish

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Dear Editor,
Would it be possible for you to include
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To the employees of BEC:
We would like to extend our
appreciation for your work on Abaco. No
matter what kind of weather rain, blow
or shine, in the midst of a hurricane, you
are there getting the job don. We thank
you for your dedication.
Thank you,
Herbert and Minnie Key
Mail Service for Guana
Dear Editor,
The following is a copy of a letter sent
to the Postmaster General in Nassau. We


would be pleased if you could publish it
in your newspaper.
Dear Sir:
Along with the many improvements
the Government is making in Abaco
(telephone, power, roads, schools, etc.)
perhaps it is time to consider improving
postal service to Great Guana Cay.
Presently the cay is serviced by a mail
boat from Nassau on a weekly basis,
provided it has not been disabled and can
navigate the entrance channels to the Sea
of Abaco. While olher cays enjoy daily .
mail service from Trsh RhiTb6u'rTU na
Cay sometimes has to wait two weeks or
more for a delivery.
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November 1996 The Abaeonlan Page 11


People Making News
Engagement Announced
Miss Diana Elizabeth Blair (Nancy) of
Nassau and Mr. Philip D. Hall of Marsh
Harbour wish to announce their
engagement as of October 18th, 1996.
They are planning to be married at
Calvary Bible Church in Nassau in May
or June of 1997.











Mr. and Mrs. Henry Williams, Jr.
Wedding Bells Ring
Jacquelyn Russell and Henry
Williams, Jr. were wed on September
28th at the Church of Christ in Marsh
Harbour with Rev. Oliver Ferguson
officiating. The reception followed at the
Anglican Parish Hall. The bride is the
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. George
Russell of Fox Town and the groom the
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Williams, Sr.
The couple's honeymoon was a cruise
aboard a friend's boat.


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Harbour which also carries school
children to and from their classes in
Marsh Harbour. Could not these same
trips accommodate a mail bag or two on
a daily basis?
With the new telephone building on
Guana Cay through which mail is
currently distributed, the daily sorting
and distribution could be easily
accommodated. Granted there would
have to be some internal changes in the
Post Office Department to redirect mail
addressed to Guana Cay and there is
probably a contractual obligation with the
current mail boat that would have to be
resolved. However, the satisfaction of
having daily mail service would please
the residents of the cay and they would
probably thank you at election time.
Even though I am only a part time
(four months) visitor to Guana, mail
service is important to me also.
You attention is most appreciated and
perhaps you will be able to take positive
action on this matter in the near future.
Sincerely,
Prentice Strong Jr.


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News of the Cays


Hope Town
By Dan McCully
September and October are great
months to relax on Elbow Cay. The
water is still very warm and the harbour
is uncrowded. Tourists are a very small
part of the population and it is a time for
some good family togetherness.
Summer Camp
The young people of Hope Town
enjoyed another summer of sports, crafts
and fun as they participated in the fourth
annual Summer Camp sponsored by the
Hope Town Sailing Club. Jim Laughlin,
director of the camp, organized the
month long camp. For five mornings a
week the children enjoyed water sports,
learning the basics of sailing, snorkeling
and windsurfing as well as doing
interesting crafts. There were
approximately 25 to 27 children
participating with a variety of instructors
mostly from the United States.
Community Softball Game
On September 15th St. James Church
sponsored a community softball game at
Taylor Park. It turned out to be a super
family fun day with everyone playing.
For some it was the very first time they
had ever played. The church provided
refreshments.
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If you want to get a good start to your
day, try channel 19 each morning at 7:45
to hear Uncle Vernon's Laugh In
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jokes, lawyer jokes and a whole variety
of funny sayings.
Hope Town to Host California Guests
By Gordon Wynne
Over eighty members of the Los
Angeles Yacht Club will be spending
Thanksgiving week in Hope Town and
visiting the neighboring cays. Their main
base will be the Hope Town Harbour
Lodge and many local homes have been
leased to house the California guests.
Lunches, dinners and other special
events have been scheduled in the Abacos
under the direction of Jim and Ruth
Modisette, who have a home on Elbow
Cay and are members of the Los Angeles
club.
All residents are being urged to clean
up, spruce up and put on a special smile
for our many Thanksgiving visitors to the
Abacos. It is anticipated that there will
be extensive press coverage in the United
States, and we will never get a second
chance to make a lasting first impression.
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the school children are preparing a big
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Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
The weather made headlines again in
October. We had a lot of rain and wind.
A thunderstorm on October 13th left a
few home without telephones. Everyone
sat up and took notice as tropical storm
Lili became Hurricane Lili. We were
spared once again. Our thoughts are with
our fellow Bahamians in the southern
Bahamas who suffered damage.
The Discovery Day fund-raiser
sponsored by the Historical Society had
to be postponed due to the weather. It
will now be held on October 27th. The
Historical Society will also raffle a 19-
inch colour television with digital satellite
system. Tickets are $5 and the raffle will
be drawn on December 23rd.
A new organization, the Green Turtle
Foundation, has been formed to assist in
meeting the varied needs of the
community of Green Turtle Cay. The
foundation is a U.S. tax deductible, non-
profit organization. Its current priorities
are to supplement health care, to support
education, to contribute to the
preservation and restoration of historical
buildings, to promote cultural activities
and to improve the ecological
environment of Green Turtle Cay.
The foundation's first project deals
with health care. In conjunction with the
Ministry of Health and Environment, the
foundation has been able to supplement
the government clinic with various
supplies and equipment. The assistance
of Dr. Joseph Hanson and Mrs. Barbara
Reckley, RN, has been vital to the
completion of this project.
Mr. David Bethell is president of the
foundation. Fur further information or to
make a contribution, please contact Mr.
Bethell at P.O. Box AB 22579, Green
Turtle Cay, Abaco.
Our community is saddened by the
loss of two fine ladies. Mrs. Ivy North
died in England. She is the mother of
Mrs. Pat Robertshaw who visited our
island every year. We will miss


welcoming Ivy back to our island.
Mrs. Doris McIntosh died on October
14th. She is survived by six sons: Frank,
Earklin, Luke, Christopher, Cyrenius and
Devin; eight daughters, Clara, Josephine,
Kola, Paula, Euturpy, Ruth, Patricia and
Denise; four brothers; two sisters; 38
grandchildren, three great grandchildren
and many other relatives and friends.
Mrs. McIntosh was very active in her
church and community. "Aunt Doris"
will be missed as our community has lost
a great lady.
Man-O-War
By Samantha Sands
Congratulations to the proud parents,
Kent and Caroline Bethel, on the birth of
their bouncing baby boy, Charles
William Bethel. Charles was born on
October 26th at the Good Samaritan
Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida,
and weighed nine pounds ten ounces.
Guana Cay
By Tom Roberts
The Guana Seaside Village is pleased
to announce that they are now open, both


their rooms and their restaurant. They
are serving a variety of Bahamian and
international dishes for lunch and dinner.
They plan to have a grand opening in
mid-November.
The harbour area around the
government dock is being dredged and
already the residents see a tremendous
improvement. The work is being done by
Abaco Tug and Transport of Marsh
Harbour and they expect to be finished
shortly.
Douglas and Lynda Sands are proud to
announce the arrival of their baby girl,
Hayley Christie, on October 7th in
Freeport.
By Chere Pinder
During the month of October, Connie
and Joe Giordano, visiting from Florida,
held services at the Seaside Gospel
Chapel. They will be missed in our
community and we hope they will return
in the spring.
We send get well greetings to Mrs.
Michael Roberts and Gordon Sands who


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Boards Get Overview of Responsibilities


A combined meeting of three boards
was held on October 22nd. At that
meeting Island Administrator Everette
Hart gave each group an overview of
what was expected of their board.
The Central District of Abaco
appointed a Tourist Advisory Board,
which met with Administrator Hart. They
are to give advice to the government,
making suggestions as to how to improve
the our island to make it more desirable
for visitors. They will be asked for input
before new hotels and resorts are
approved. Since they are advisory in
nature, they do not have specific areas of
responsibility but rather are being asked
to make creative suggestions. They may
also come up with new ideas to entice
visitors to Abaco for the first time and to
encourage repeat visitors all of whom
bring dollars to the Abaco economy.
The Hotel Licencing Board, another
board whose members were at the
meeting, were told that they will work
closely with several government agencies
to acquire the knowledge which they
need to make the necessary licencing
decisions. Hotels and resorts are
inspected by the Ministry of Works, the
Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of
Health and the Fire Department. At this
time some of the inspections require a
person to come from Nassau, but it is
hoped that soon qualified persons on
Abaco can be identified and make the


necessary inspections. All hotel licences
expire March 31st. The new Board will
receive the various reports before they
meet to issue new licences.
There is only one Road Traffic Board
for all of Abaco. They met with
Administrator Hart who outlined their
duties and responsibilities. They will
have at least two meetings each quarter
to make their decisions concerning the
issuing of franchises. The first meeting
each quarter will be an open one at
which each applicant will be available for
answering questions. The second meeting
is a closed meeting where they make the
final decisions about the franchises. The
Board must satisfy themselves why the
applicant wants the franchise, if he has
the financial resources to support the
operation, who the owners are of the
company and in the case of self drive
cars where the business will be located.
The decisions of this Board are sent to
Nassau to be Gazetted.
The Road Traffic officers now on
Abaco will now be able to conduct their
business of inspections and of making
sure that those having franchises are
acting in an acceptable manner. The
Road Traffic Board will also be making
regulations which will govern Abaco
traffic. They were urged to visit every
community especially those on cays so
they can better understand the problems
of each town.


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parade of boats circling the harbour takes
place after sunset and features boats lit
and decorated for the holidays. More
details will be in the December
Abaconian.
The funds raised from the event will be
donated to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer
Fire Department. Last year $1600 was
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The organizers want to thank the
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Christian Council Elects New Officers


Rev. John Mclntosh
The Abaco Christian Council has
elected their new officers on September
10th and Rev. John McIntosh is the now
president.
Their new agenda includes volunteer
working with the Department of Social
Services. The Social Services office will
supply materials and the Christian
Council will donate labour for doing
repair and work on the homes of needy
persons throughout Abaco.
The Council plans to have a fund-


raising in late November to buy food and
presents for people in need. They want to
make sure that every home in Abaco has
Christmas this year. They will be
working with the Ministry of Youth and
Culture to organize the yearly Christmas
carol service held in Marsh Harbour.
The Council is planning the first
leadership conference for Abaco. It will
be a three-day conference the first
weekend of February and will conclude
with a fellowship service on Sunday.
They plan to bring in a guest speaker to
hold the seminar.


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The Hopper Family entertained a
crowd of more than 300 with their vocal
renditions of favorite songs and hymns as
well as presenting many new songs. The
Hoppers are a professional group which
has won many awards in the United
States in various categories of Christian
music. Six members of the family from
North Carolina showed their musical
talents to the Abaco audience.
Jimmy Albury of Man-O-War
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their concerts in Spanish Wells. They
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Guest speaker was Evangelist Frank
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Local Government at Work


Following are some of the issues
recently taken by Local Government for
Central Abaco.
Council September 24
High School Fencing: A fence is under
consideration for the Abaco Central High
School to improve security and reduce
vandalism.
High School Litter: There are
inadequate garbage receptacles on the
grounds. The council is looking into
smaller, easier to handle receptacles than
the present 55 gallon drums.
Dump Management: Eddie Sawyer has
been retained to the end June 1997 to
manage the dump site. Two watchmen on
a rotating shift have been hired to direct
traffic to proper dumping areas. A gate is
being installed and present dump hours are
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The dump entrance has
been cleaned up and small trees planted to
improve the looks. Salaries for the
watchmen are expected to be more than
made up in a reduction of bulldozer time
for dump maintenance.
October 9
Budget Review: Members discussed
with Administrator Hart ways to cope with
the budget allocated by Nassau since there
is a budget shortfall in monies coming to
Central Abaco (all areas were similarly
affected). There are ongoing expenses that
were not made known locally when the
budget was prepared last May.
Nassau Indifference: The council will
look into ways to expedite requests to
Nassau. Typically it is difficult to get a
project approved since "another
department" has to give approval first.
This makes it difficult for a Family Island
project to get started.
October 21
Dump: Members report that the dump
site is showing improvements all ready.
The Council wants to thank Eddie Sawyer,
Dickie Malone and Abaco Pavers.
Specific Duties: Members were
assigned to specific areas of
responsibilities.
Highways and verges Frankie Russell,
Glen McDonald
Buildings Percy Archer, Bill Swain
Customs dock and airport Clifford
Henfield, Lowell Albury
Utilities, including dump Mike Malone
The Council members from the Cays
will be responsible only for their own
towns.
Building Inspector: The need for a
building inspector was discussed.
Approval Granted: A sports complex
was approved in principle pending Nassau

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approvals. This will include facilities for
softball, swimming, and other sports. The
proposed site is on Don MacKay Blvd.
south of Forest Heights school. The project
is sponsored by the Marsh Harbour Sports
Association.
Memorial: A plan was approved for
private landscaping in front of the Works
compound to be dedicated to the memory
of Marcel and Antoine Albury.
Hurricane relief: Efforts are being
encouraged to aid victims in Long Island
and Exuma.


November 6
Budget: This was a special meeting to
discuss the budget shortfall.
Capital Budget: Chairmen are to find
out from their town committees what
projects the towns will undertake with
capital monies being allocated from
Nassau.
Recurrent Budget: The budget
submitted last spring planned for the
combined area of Marsh Harbour, Dundas
Town, Murphy Town and Spring City.
Now the Council must reallocate for each
town separately and additionally for the
Council expenses.
Licensing October 8
Reinstated: Music and Dancing license
with conditions to Brenda Mitchell, t/a
(trading as) Sapodillys
Granted: Retail and Wholesale Liquor
license to Colin Curry, Spring City


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Granted: Beer and Wine license
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Hope Town
Granted: Retail liquor license to
Kipling Armbrister t/a Haganah in Murphy
Town
Approved in Principle: Restaurant &
bar license to Tim Neal on Lubbers
Quarters
Granted: Restaurant License to Marcia
Albury t/a Flipper's Restaurant in
Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour
Rejected: two liquor licenses to Edward
Malone in Hope Town
Rejected: Liquor license to Craig
Knowles of Hope Town
Deferred: Music and Dancing license to
Anderson Wilmore of Murphy Town
Deferred: Restaurant and Bar license to
Glen- McDonald of SC Bootle Hwy &
South Side Road
Deferred: General license for the sale of
beer and wine with food to Carlene Martin,
t/a Castaways in Marsh Harbour
Town Planning October 1
Toilets at Construction Sites:
Contractors may be required to provide
temporary toilet facilities for their
workmen.
Bulkhead at harbour's head: Gurth
Russell and Lucien Stratton asked to
deepen and bulkhead the head of the
harbour in Marsh Harbour. This would add
land for parking beside the road leading to


Pelican Shore and provide dockage for
small boats. The improvements would be at
the shore's edge and not extend into the
existing mangroves. Approved in principle
and referred to the local Port Authority.
Incomplete plans are deferred for many
reasons but two are the most common. The
Chairman asks that this information be
shown on all plans submitted.
Plans must give enough information
so anyone can locate the site.
Plans must show neighboring
buildings with distances, whether on the
same or adjoining property.
November 5
Administrator Hart advised the Town
Planning committee members on several
topics.
Speed Bumps: The Supreme Court has
determined that speed bumps are illegal.
Building Permits: Town Planning acts
in an advisory capacity to the Council
which actually grants and issues the permit.
This is a technicality since the Council
normally accepts the committee's
recommendations.
Building Inspector: Plans are
underway to locate a suitable individual for
building inspector. This will free the
committee from acting as an enforcement
agency.
Health Inspector: Consideration is
being given to a part time health inspector.


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$50,000 to Top Fly Casting Bonefish Winner


Congratulations to the students of the month from Principal and Staff of Marsh Harbour
Primary School. Grade 1, Roslie Pierre, Antonia Wright, Robin Lafrance; Grade 2, Agnes
Fertile, Joanise Baptiste; Grade 3, Shirley Bienaime, Howard Pinder; Grade 4, Patricia
Curry, Keven Gabriel; Grade 5, James Kemp, Claire Basden; Grade 6, Hilary Rutter.
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The World Invitational Bonefish
Tournament will be held in July, 1997, in
George Town, Exuma, with the winner
taking home $50,000. One top Bahamian
will be competing against six Americans,
one Canadian and two Europeans, all
using fly casting rods. The Peace &
Plenty Bonefish Lodge will be the host
hotel.
The Bahamian entrant will be chosen in
a two stage fish-off within four local
areas; Abaco, Andros, Grand Bahama and
the combined islands of Acklins and
Crooked Island. Plans are being made
now for the one day Abaco contest which
may take place in May of 1997.
The Abaco winner will compete with
the other three Bahamian winners in
George Town just prior to the World
Tournament with its ten entrants. For the
Abaco competition each contestant's boat
will have a non-Abaco observer/referee
on board. Fishermen in the other three
Bahamian areas will also have a referee
on board who is not from that area.
Exuma fishermen are excluded this
year since the event is being hosted there.


It is expected that the event will be
rotated in future years to other islands. In
each case the host island will be allowed
to compete. Guides from the host island
will be used for the ten competing
fishermen.
Final fishing details have not been
released but several points are known.
All fish will be released.
Only fly rods may be used.
The Bahamian entry fee will be
$100.
Extensive TV coverage by ESPN is
scheduled.
The first U.S. contestant may be
selected at the up-coming Denver "Fly
Tackle" dealer show. Other accepted
industry "champions" in this sport will be
entered.
The second place winner will receive
$20,000 with other prizes going to the
other contestants. The fishing guide of the
winner will also receive an award. The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and CSS
International Limited are sponsoring this
event.


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Warren Albury had the honour of cutting
the ribbon. Mr. Ferguson's presentation
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The Internet services in the United
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applications. The charges for Internet
services begin at $10 per month for
individuals which includes three hours of
use. Additional hours are available.
Businesses and schools have packages
tailored to their use.
To be able to utilize the Internet, you
must have a recent model computer and
a modem. MT
ore memory, 8 MB or 16 MB of
memory, and a fast modem, 28.8 KBS,
are recommended to allow fast
acceptance of information. Customers
signing up during November will receive
unlimited free time during November to
explore and become familiar with
Internet. For more information you can
call Batelco at 367-2200 or Fax 367-
2994.
Internet services were offered to
Nassau and Freeport beginning in
August.

South Abaco FROM Page 6
sound of The Bully Roosters from Green
Turtle Cay filled the air and the
settlement buzzed with excitement.
People from all over Abaco came to
enjoy the events of the day and what a
success it was.
Two Deaths Saddens Community
The community of Sandy Point was
saddened by the deaths of two of their
citizens. Mr. Lawrence Roker died on
the 28th of September at the age of 65
years and his brother.Mr. Jornel Roker
passed away on the 3rd of October at the
age of 58. A double funeral was held on
the 5th of October at St. Martin's
Anglican Church. Fr. Hugh Chapman
officiated and Catechist Benjamin Pinder
assisted. Interment was in the Sandy
Point Public Cemetery.


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The total electric generating capacity
for central Abaco continues to rise to
meet the steady increase in demand.
When the present plant expansion is
completed later this year, BEC will be
able generate a steady 17,400 kilowatts.
The cost of the distribution system is $5.7
million and the cost of upgrading the
generating capacity is $4.9 million
bringing the total to $10.6 million.
This electric system will serve a
connected load from Crown Haven in the
north to Crossing Rocks in the south.
Eliminated as prime generating stations
will be Fox Town, Cooper's Town,
Green Turtle Cay, Cherokee and Crossing
Rocks. The last three Abaco settlements
of Moore's Island, Sandy Point and


Grand Cay are the only ones left with a
diesel generator belching smoke and noise
on their outskirts. Several existing
generators on the cays may remain as
standby units.
The following chart gives the
significant increases in the generating
capacity for Marsh Harbour during the
past 40 years. The latest increase of 40%
is to service the area's growth for the
near future and the additional load
imposed as the north and south sections of
Abaco are connected to the Marsh
Harbour electric grid. The increases
reflect many factors including an
expansion of the network as more
communities were connected, the
extraordinary growth of the central Abaco


area and the steady increase in our
residential standard of living.
Kilowatt
Year Capacity
1955 Private system 35
1964 175
1965 200
1975 1,000
1980 1,600
1984 1,900
1987 2,900
1989 Begin BEC 7,040
1993 9,540
1995 12,400
1996 17,400
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air conditioning has had a major
accumulative effect on the system. Hotels
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Or Decorators Ad ...A Simple Window Treatment


By Barbara Farnan
We have vertical blinds over our
windows which we enjoy, but I find them
rather stark. What would you suggest for
an inexpensive window treatment? Alice
Fowler
Fabric does soften the look and feel of
a room. An inexpensive treatment is to
use PVC pipe for your rod and have side


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panels which may hang straight or be
tied back.
To start, go to your hardware store's
plumbing department and select
inexpensive PVC plumbing pipe. You'll
need pipe the length of the window, two
elbows for returns, two extra pieces five
inches long for projection and three two-
screw "L" brackets. The two-inch PVC
is used for a regular size rod but the


FROM Page 14


Conference Held
By Haziel L. Albury
The annual Discovery Day Conference
on October 11th to 14th at the Man-O-
War Cay Gospel Chapel was one of the
best. Speakers were Bros. Tom Roberts,
Hartley Thompson, Sam Mikhael and
Alec Pinder.
The attendance was very good with
visitors coming from other churches on
the island and from other communities on
Abaco. Some came from Freeport,
Nassau and Spanish Wells. Special
singing by locals and visitors helped
create a joyful occasion with a mountain-
top experience.
Treasure Cay
Community Church
Dr. Henry T. Blackaby from Atlanta,
Georgia, will be in charge of worship
services at Treasure Cay Community
Church from December 1st to 15th.
Dr. Blackaby is well known for his
book and Bible study, Experiencing God:
Knowing and Doing the Will of God.


Dr. Blackaby has been a pastor since
1960 serving in California, Canada and
Georgia. His wife, Marilynann, will be
with him and they will be available to
council anyone who has a need. Persons
interested should contact Dr. Blackaby at
365-8107 during their stay in December.
Treasure Cay Community Church
services are at 9 a.m. on Sundays and
7:30 p.m. on Thursdays for Bible Study.


three inch will give a more dramatic
effect.
Next, select a coordinating fabric to go
with your blinds and room. Measure the
length from the rod to the floor and get
three times the fabric. Use one and one
half widths on each side of the window.
Next, calculate the amount of fabric to
make a tube to cover the rod and
multiply by two for gathering.
Make the casing for the rod on the
side panels. Cover the center of the rod
with the tube of fabric and have the side
panels on each end. Attach the pipe to
the L brackets and then to the wall. This
creates an inexpensive, gathered fabric,
softening cover for your window.
Toe have your decorating questions
answered, call Barbara Farnan, 809-365-
8800.


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Paul Williams of Dundas Town is
shown with the eight pound crawfish he
recently caught on the Cay Sal Bank while
working on the fishing boat SEA HAWK
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November 1996 The Abaconian Page 19


from the Kitchen of.. LAZ' DA7'(3


by Sam Hoffer


Chicken Fit For an Emperor
Not many people tire of chicken but
apparently Napoleon Bonaparte did.
During his campaigns his chef, uncertain
when dinner was to be served, roasted a
chicken every 20 minutes. One night
Napoleon complained to a marquis on his
staff the chicken always tasted the same.
The marquis, a gourmet, wagered his
title that he could serve the emperor
chicken for a whole year and the taste
would always be different.
Napoleon's chef had other problems
when the emperor was successful at the
battle of Marengo in Italy. The supply
train had not been able to keep up with
the troops so he had nothing to prepare
for the celebration dinner for the
temperamental Napoleon. The chef could
find only a chicken, a bottle of wine,


All liquor and restaurant licences
expire on December 31st and need to
be renewed annually. The Central
Abaco Licencing Board asks that all
persons holding restaurant, bar, liquor,
music and dancing licences submit new
applications prior to the special
November 21st meeting being held
specifically to review these.
Attendance is not required except for
those licences or establishments which
may be controversial.


olive oil, some mushrooms, onions,
tomatoes and garlic. He came up with
the masterpiece Le Poulet Marengo.
Legends abound about the original
Chicken Marengo. Because there was no
butter, all authorities agree that olive oil
was used. But the agreement ends there.
Crayfish, fried eggs & olives might have
been used. Chefs have been experiment-
ing with the famous dish ever since.
Chicken Marengo starts out as fried
chicken delicious in its own right.
Don't worry about the alcohol it cooks
away, leaving wonderful flavors. Here's
a terrific version.
Chicken Marengo
Don't omit the secret ingredient -
brandy. If you don't want to buy a big
bottle, get the little tiny one the airlines
use. Accompany with plain boiled rice.


The Licencing Board for Northern
Abaco, chaired by Mr. Everette Bootle,
meets the first Wednesday of each
month and will approve renewals at
any of their regular meetings. Their
next meeting will be December 4th.
The Licencing Board for Southern
Abaco has not set a date but will
notify the licence holders when a date
has been decided.


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(about 1 lbs)
Flour, salt, freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 cups thickly sliced fresh mushrooms,
stems removed
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
4 tomatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon each brandy, tomato paste
and flour
Dust the chicken breasts with the flour
seasoned with salt and pepper. Heat a
large non-stick skillet. When hot add the
olive oil and saute the chicken until it is
golden brown on all sides. Remove
chicken and set aside. In the same skillet,
put in the onion, garlic, mushrooms and
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tomatoes, wine, brandy, tomato paste and
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Another famous French dish.
Napoleon would have liked this one, too.
Serve with rice.
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
(about 1/2 Ibs)
Flour, salt, freshly ground black pepper
and dried thyme
2 tablespoons olive oil
/4 cup chopped shallots or onions
8 oz mushrooms, stems removed, sliced
cup dry white wine
1 14 oz. can of tomatoes, chopped,
drained, juices reserved
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
V teaspoon (or more to taste) dried
tarragon
Dredge chicken in flour seasoned with
salt, pepper and thyme. Heat a large non-
stick skillet over medium high flame, add
olive oil and saute chicken until golden
brown on both sides. Add the shallots,
mushrooms, wine and tomatoes. Stir,
cover and cook slowly until chicken is
tender, about 10 minutes. Add parsley
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Town, Treasure Cay, Dundas Town, Marsh Harbour and Murphy Town. lie spoke briefly
at each location, urging the students to do well and learn as much as they could. The
program at Abaco Central High School had to be cancelled because of rain. He was
scheduled to return on October 11th but again the weather was severe enough that he could
not leave Nassau.


Grand Cay students performed onstage for the Governor General, Sir Orvillf Turnquest, as
he initiated the One Bahamas Program November 1st.


The Governor General and M.P. Algernon Allen take a moment to have their picture taken
with Rev. VelockRussell, School Principal Leon Burrows and the teaching staff of the Grand
Cay AllAge School.


The Grand Cay Moonlighters accompanied the school children and entertained the
dignitaries and residents during the November 4th festivities.


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"All smiles now the job is done and done well!" Profound thanks is expressed to the
visiting team, the local Society members, Dr. Hanson of Cooper's Town, the nurses and
ancillary staff of the various clinics and all those who contributed to the success of the
day. Pictured above are Denise Bastian, Barbara Forbes, Dr. Nickla Nelson, Dr. Caryn
Sands, Dr. Leon Dupuch, Justina Curtis, and Dr. Delon Farquharson. The doctors are
all from Princess Margaret Hospital and the other ladies are from the Cancer Society in
Nassau. Photo by Hugh Cottis
Cancer Society Has Successful Clinic


By Hugh Cottis
On November 2nd the Abaco Branch
of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas
held its annual pap-smear and prostate
examination clinics. This free programme
proved to be the most utilised to date
with over 150 examinations being made.
This year's clinics were held at the
government facilities in Marsh Harbour,
Cooper's Town, Moore's Island and
Green Turtle Cay. A team of four
physicians from Princess Margaret
Hospital volunteered their weekend to
give the examinations. They were
assisted by members of the Nassau and
Abaco Societies and the resident nursing
staff of the various clinics. Test results
should be available, via the respective
clinics, in about three weeks.
The Society continues to emphasis the
importance of having this type of
screening test done on a regular basis.
The early detection of cancerous tissue is
of paramount importance to effecting a
cure. While the number of patients seen
at this year's clinics were about as many
as can be dealt with in a one-day session,
they still represent but a small fraction of


those who should be seen. It is the
Society's hope that those who do not
avail themselves of the free clinics will
have the tests done privately. The Cancer
Society believes them to be sufficiently
important that a major part of its funds
are spent in providing this service.
With the pap-smear clinics behind us,
the Society now turns its attention back
to fund raising. Tickets for the annual
raffle are now on sale. At $1 a ticket
these afford you the opportunity to win a
prize from among the many generously
donated by the Abaco business
community. If you prove not to be
among the lucky ones, then you may take
solace in the knowledge that you have
contributed to a worthy cause.
Concurrently with the raffle, the
Society has put on sale its first Christmas
card. These will be placed in a number
of locations and it is hope that they will
appeal to the public. The design was the
winning entry in a competition held
earlier in the year sponsored by
Commonwealth Bank and drawn by
Leanne Russell of Forest Heights
Academy.


Top Junkanoo Performers Selected


On November 2nd a Junkanoo
competition was held at Crossing Beach.
The contestants gave short presentations
of their specialty and were judged
singularly and in groups. The goal was to
find the best Abaco Junkanoo
representatives who will be given a trip to
Nassau in December to compete with the
teams from Nassau and the other Family
Islands.
"Fast" Eddie Dames, Assistant Director


of Culture with the Ministry of Youth and
Culture, was the Master of Ceremonies at
this Junkanoo judging. About 25 trophies
were presented for the best in cowbells,
drums, two-man combos, five-man
combos and dancing. The competition was
cut short by rain.
Abaco sponsors for this event were
Abaco Towns, A & P Car Rentals,
Bayview Restaurant, Conch Inn Cafe,
Club Soleil and Albury's Ferry.


Business Briefs:
Conch Inn Restaurant is pleased to
Resort Opens announce that Peter Lowe has just come
Guana Seaside Village has opened from Freeport and is their new chef.
their new eight-room hotel on Guana Cay Mr. Lowe is originally from Cherokee.
just east of Baker's Bay. Their bar is Abaco Markets has acquired Sawyer's
located pool-side on a beautifully Market, the Loyalist Shoppe and Abaco
landscaped courtyard and they offer Office Products. Sawyer's Market has
inside and outside dining with a great been closed. The Loyalist Shoppe and
menu selection. Abaco Office Products will be combined
Rooms include air conditioning, to provide an office and school supply
ceiling fans, television, tile baths and shop which will include office equipment
floors and special soundproofing. They and furniture.
will be having a happy hour around the Memorial Plaza is expecting to open
pool and specials on lunch and dinner, during the month of November with 13
Phone 365-5106 or fax 365-5146 or call occupants. Watch for announcements or
Guana Seaside Village on VHF 16 for ads on the various shops which are
more details, opening there.


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broken water line. A jury convened for a
Coroner's Court found the deaths to be
accidental but made recommendations
concerning the Water and Sewerage
Corporation's pumps, ditches and wiring." '
The recommendations of the jury to the .
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Haitian Leaders Meet with M. Harbour Committee


Leaders of Pigeon Pea and the Mud
residential areas met with local
government leaders in the Marsh Harbour
court room on October 24th to discuss
long range goals for these two areas.
This was a follow-up to an initial
meeting October 15th on site which lasted
for two and a half hours. A third meeting
will be held in early November when the
Haitian community presents a group of
seven leaders to work with the District
Council and Marsh Harbour Town
Committee members.
Ideas to reactivate Campbell Town as
a Haitian community were presented but
seemed to be impractical. The general
thinking within the group was that no
community should be dedicated to a
foreign nationality. Further, tucking a
new Haitian village out of sight will not
be conducive to fostering a role model
community, even if it started out being
built to community standards.
The Council and Committee members
are reacting to Bahamian community
concerns that the Haitians engage in
business, build houses, intentionally
overlook illegal activities in their
communities and generally make little
effort to integrate into the greater
Bahamian community.
A further concern relates to general
safety and health for the residents of the
Mud and Pigeon Pea. Older Bahamians
assert that the Mud area can be under six
feet of water during hurricane conditions.
Open toilets and cess pits present a
community health threat since the area is
often flooded after heavy rains.
Many residents there appear to have
illegal water and electric connections.
Even houses which may have legal
connections often have pipes and wires
branching out to the nearby buildings.
Questions were raised concerning the
responsibility of employers becoming

Dangerous Dogs To
Be Restricted
New legislation is being introduced to
restrict certain breeds of dogs which are
considered dangerous. The bill is in the
working stages and the final version has
not been formulated.


involved in the housing for their Haitian
workers. Mr. Newbold of Immigration
responded that the law only requires live-
in maids to be provided with housing.
,Administrator Hart recalled going
through the Mud area in 1979 on a tract
road and seeing perhaps a dozen houses.
He continued saying neither the Marsh
Harbour community nor the Mud and
Pigeon Pea areas can be allowed to grow
as it has in the past. Physical space is
very limited, and the density of buildings
is too high. A late night fire will typically
destroy five or more buildings before it
can be brought under control. Town
Planning is adamant that no new
construction is to take place there unless
approvals are granted.
Minor and major crime are also
concerns. The police get no cooperation
from the residents when there is a
problem. Mr. Hart asked the residents to
be more cooperative with the police to
help weed out the bad elements. Since
there is no cooperation with authorities,
there is the perception that all residents
there must be doing illegal things. This is
not the case but Mr. Hart asked the good
people there to be more responsive to
eliminating the bad elements.


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All Council and Town Committee
members were adamant that there must be
no more construction in the Haitian
community without valid permits. The
laws that protect Bahamians also protect
the legal Haitians. These same laws that
give protection also provide for building
permits, shop licenses and other items
which Bahamians and all other people in
this country must abide by.
Mr. Hart further advised that many
long term residents with jobs have money
and should take steps to purchase a
building lot and build a proper house.
They should work to get out of this area
and live in a proper house like our other
residents.
The appearance of gangs originating in
the Haitian community is also contributing
to the poor image Bahamians have for the
Haitian areas. The Mud Dogs in
particular write their name on everything
in Marsh Harbour, like a dog who cannot
resist marking another tree. Hart again
asked those to obey the law.
Bahamians have contributed to the
Haitian housing situation over the years
by frequently providing lumber or tacit
permission to use small plots of land.
This is particularly true for Haitians in


Pigeon Pea which is within the Key Tract
and is essentially private land. The Mud
is on government land and is subject to
other rules.
A suggestion was made to require all
Haitians that work at the Bahama Star
Farm north of Treasure Cay must live
there. That would reduce the density in
Marsh Harbour somewhat. Robin
Weatherford responded that if that is the
case then Haitians working in Man-O-
War and Hope Town who presently reside
in Marsh Harbour should also be required
to move to the town of their employment.
Bahama Star Farm representative
Sheila Glinton stated that the farm will
need 300 labourers and they will provide
housing. She stated that it is their desire
that all of their labourers reside at the
farm and eliminate the need for daily bus
service between the farm and Marsh
Harbour. The farm wants to eliminate the
Haitian practice of working diligently at
the farm until their permit arrives, then
working only randomly at the farm while
looking for better jobs elsewhere.
Bernis Pinder's suggestion of forming
a working committee with concerned
leaders from the Haitian and Marsh
Harbour communities was accepted.
Names will be submitted and the
discussion will continue at the November
6th Marsh Harbour Town Committee
meeting.
Government is trying to take an area
census and now has complete figures for
Marsh Harbour except for the Mud and
Pigeon Pea. Mr. Hart asked for two
people from that area to volunteer to
assist with this and said they would be
paid like other census takers.


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Pa0 24 Thfe Abae'onian November 1996'

Students Away at School


We are presenting more of our students
who are away pursuing further education.
We salute them and their families who
have to make sacrifices so their careers
will be more promising. Abaco will
benefit as these students return bringing
with them their newly acquired
knowledge and skills.









Chevano Cooper is a first year student
at the College of The Bahamas and is
pursuing a degree in biology and
chemistry. He is a graduate of Abaco
Central High School and is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Cephas Cooper. Mr.
Cooper is principal of Abaco Central
High School and Mrs. Cooper teaches
there.


Chikera Cooper is a first year student
at the College of The Bahamas pursuing
a degree in accounting. She hopes to be a
CPA. She is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Cephas Cooper both of Abaco
Central High School.


Jennifer McIntosh is in her second
year at Edison Community College in Ft.
Myers, Florida, and is majoring in
elementary education. She attended St.
Francis de Sales, then graduated from
Riverview High School in Sarasota,
Florida. She attended Sarasota Vocational
Technical School and is licensed to own
and operated a daycare school.
Jennifer is also a ceramist and has had
photographs of her work published in
ceramic magazines. She is the daughter of
Luke and Karen McIntosh of Green
Turtle Cay.


Robert Hudson is studying electrical
wiring at the Bahamas Technical and
Vocational Institute. When he completes
his studies there, he plans to so additional
courses at the College at the Bahamas
before transferring to a school in the
United States. He hopes to be qualified in.
three-phase electrical work. Robert is the
son of Gordon Hudson of Marsh
Harbour.


LaTesha Sharece McIntosh is a
second year graduate student om the
medical school at the Univerisity of the
West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad.
She received her undergraduate degree
from the Florida Memorial College in
Miami, Floirda in 1994. She previously
received her Associate degree from the
College of the Bahamas and had attended
the Bahamas Baptist College in Nassau.
She is the daughter of Rev. Ezekiel and
Evelyn McIntosh of Wood Cay, Little
Abaco.


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More Students Away at School


Students FROM Page 24
Muhammad Rahim Jr. is studying
electronic engineering at Dawson College
in Montreal, Canada. He was awarded a
$20,000 scholarship to the Florida
Institute of Technology as a result of his
SAT score but was unable to accept the
offer. He graduated from Abaco Central
High School with a 3.9 GPA and was
deputy head boy. He received speical
awards in math and science and earned a
bronze medal from the Duke of Edinbugh
scheme.
Muhammad is the son of Mohamed and
Zoreen Rahim.












Lachelle Saunders is in her first year
of studies at the Bahamas Vocation and
Technical Institute in Nassau. She is
taking a full course in cosmetology and
plans to open her own business when she
completes her studies. She is a graduate
of S.C. Bootle High School. Her parents
are Priscilla and William Saunders of
Wood Cay, Abaco.
Students Enrolled in
College Here on Abaco
The following persons are taking
advantage of the educational facilities on
Abaco. They are enrolled in the
Commonwealth College which offers
classes in Marsh Harbour.
Lenora Cooper is enrolled in the
Bahamas Commonwealth College in
Marsh Harbour. She holds an Associate
degree in theology and is now working
toward a Bachelor's degree in business
administration. Mrs. Cooper is the
Inspector in charge of National Insurance
in Cooper's Town.

Beed Cooper is attending Bahamas
Commonwealth College in Marsh
Harbour. He is working toward a degree
in business administration.
Beed is the son of John and Lenora
Cooper of Cooper's Town and graduated
from S.C. Bootle High School.


Can you imagine yourself or a loved one
critically ill or injured and unless you are
evacuated to a Medical Facility outside of
Abaco you cannot be treated?
An Air Ambulance flight can cost $5,000.00 or
more, paid in full, in advance.
Will you be able to get to the medical treatment you
need?
Good Neu '
If you are a member of Medical Air Services
Asscociation Bahamas, you fly for free!

You may join MASA Bahamas for only $;1.' ,
(single) and $240.00 (family) per year. This breaks
down to as little as .33 cents per day.

That's not all. You will also receive SIX other
benefits besides "Emergency Air Transportation."
Give this gift of "peace of mind" for yourself and
your family.


This is Geneen Riviere. We apologize
for having the picutre of her sister in last
month's paper instead of her picture. She
is in her fourth year of studying
accounting at Arcadia University in Nova
Scotia, Canada and will receive a
Bachelor's degree in Business
Administration next June.

Students Back Here After
Completing Their Work
These students have returned to The
Bahamas and are now in the work force.
It is encouraging to note that most are
returning to Abaco.
Jody Albury has completed his studies
at the Nashville Auto-Diesel College in


Nashville, Tennessee. He is now working
as a mechanic at K & S Service Station.
He was the first Out Islander to receive a
scholarship award from the Lyford Cay
Foundation for technical studies.
Taanah Cornish has completed a one
year course in cosmetology and computer
science at the Bahamas Technical and
Vocational Institute in Freeport where she
received a Certificate for Best Theory.
She is now back in Marsh Harbour
working at the beauty saloon at Nixs n
Nax. She is the daughter of Lernis and
Rowena Cornish of Dundas Town.
Carla Kemp has graduated from
Miami Lakes Technical School in Florida
and is now working in Nassau. She
studied cosmetology, manicuring and
business. She is the daughter of Barry and
Agnes Kemp of Dundas Town.
Angharad Owen graduated this year
from the Bahamas Technical Vocational
Institute in Nassau. She has returned to
Abaco bringing her newly acquired
knowledge to a job here. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Owen of
Moore's Owen and was a graduate of
Abaco Central High School.
Angela Denice Russell finished her
course of studying cosmetology in the
North Technical Education Center in
West Palm Beach, Florida. She will be
opening her own business in Marsh
Harbour this month.


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Associate's degree in math and computer
science. She is now teaching in Harbour
Island, Eleuthera.


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Pa 26 The Aaeonilan November 1996


The Brazilian Pepper Is a Pest and Threat


Several plants have been introduced to
Abaco which are changing the balance of
our island vegetation. The Casuarina is
one which is very damaging, causing
beach erosion and crowding out native
plants of The Bahamas. Another plant
which is harder to recognize but which is
even more invasive is the Brazilian
pepper, nicknamed Florida holly. This
plant grows into a tree 40 feet high, is
low-branching and spreads to a width
equal to its height. It has dense foliage of
small leaves. One way to identify it is
around Christmas when its small round
fruit turn red and is often used in holiday
decorations.






Seeds of this aggressive tree were
taken from Brazil to Florida about one
hundred years ago and came to Abaco
during the 1960s by a well meaning
woman who mistakenly thought the plant
was quite decorative. In thirty years it
has spread extensively and is a threat to
native vegetation. It is a prolific seed-
producer and the seeds are dispersed by
birds. It grows usually in areas where the
land has been disturbed, such as
roadsides or cleared land. In Florida it
has taken over thousands of acres.
Another reason for Abaco to be
concerned about Brazilian pepper is that
all parts of the plant contain a poisonous


resin which can cause a serious all-over
itching rash and some people react with
eye and facial swelling. When the tree is
in bloom, it is particularly poisonous.


The tree is a major source of respiratory
distress when it is in bloom, ranging
from "asthma"-like reactions to sinus
congestion and severe headache.
There are areas in Florida where some
of these very aggressive "foreign" plants
have already drastically changed the
landscape both visually and ecologically.
It was interesting when Hurricane ]Erin
blew through here in August 1995 to see
one reason why these trees are very
undesirable in Abaco. Several were
blown over on Front Street east of


Disney's Project on Gorda Cay Is on Track


David Thornton of American Bridge
reports that the construction for the
Disney project is on schedule. The
dredging is completed and the man-made
island is in place. The bulkheading on the
wharf side is now being installed.
Small buildings are being partially
prefabricated in Florida and then will be
completed on site here. Approximately


30% of the total buildings will be entirely
constructed here.
An electrical generation and
distribution system has to be constructed.
A sewage treatment plant will also be on
the island.
The project is expected to be completed
late in 1997.


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Wally's Restaurant. The roots of the
trees were so shallow that there was not
even an indentation in the ground under
the area where these trees had stood.


This means that in any heavy wind these
trees can blow over onto houses and
vehicles, causing extensive damage.
After the hurricane most of the tree
branches were was cleaned up but the
remaining trunks have regrown and are
by now are well on their way to
becoming large trees again. Another area
with examples of this tree are across
from Abaco Towns by the commercial
boat slip.
The areas of the world where these


aggressive plants originate have natural
controls which keep them in balance. But
when the plants are introduced into new
areas, they can have competitive
advantages over native plants because the
natural controls of the introduced plants
are not present. This means that they can
displace natural plant communities. At
this time studies are underway in Florida
to identify natural controls of Brazilian
pepper but it may be years before they
are available.
For now the best way to control
Brazilian pepper is to remove it
manually. And it is important to remove
as much root as possible because even a
1/4 inch section of root can re-sprout.
Removing the trees with bulldozers or
other equipment is not effective as the
machines disturb the soil, creating a good
area for seeds and root fragments to
grow.
As the Christmas season approaches,
many people will decorate their homes
using these plants with their attractive red
berries. Be aware that you may cause
some people's allergies to be irritated.
Also we urge that you be extremely
careful with the seeds and branches to
make sure that they are destroyed. It is
easy to throw them away by tossing them
into the bush, thus helping, unwittingly,
to propagate them.
The spread of Brazilian pepper can be
reduced only by educating the public and
encouraging them to remove this pest
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Maritime Fees Will Be Collected


The Port Authority in Nassau has sent a
staff member, Troy Mills, to Marsh
Harbour to appraise the coastal marine
improvements and assist in the collection
of the various maritime fees. Mr. Mills,
who was transferred from the Defense
Force into the Port Authority, will be
working out of the local government office
in Dove Plaza. Mr. Mills is a native of
Dundas Town.
Mr. Mills has conducted several open
town meetings in various parts of Abaco to
bring maritime policies and fees to the
publics attention. He expects that now
Bahamian maritime laws and fees will be
more rigidly enforced.
Following are some of the facts that Mr.
Mills brought to the public's attention.
Children are not allowed to operate a
boat with an engine over ten horsepower.
Children between the ages of 14 and
16 can operate a motor boat with a parent


on board.
All operators of commercial boats
must have a master's license and be trained
in basic first aid including CPR.
Boats must be licensed annually and
the license expires March 31st.
Applications for commercial boat
licenses must be accompanied with
evidence of a valid business license and
have liability insurance.
The Bahamas does not have specific
laws governing the use or abuse of jet skis.
Key employees of boat rental
companies must have master's licenses.
Rental boat operators must carry
$100,000 liability insurance.
Captains operate vessels over 500 tons
while masters operate vessels under 500
tons.
Four types of master's licenses are
granted in the Bahamas and all must be
renewed prior to December 31st of each


Pictured above is a land crab exhibit which was created by Huel F. Moss, Jr. of Murphy
Town. Mr. Moss felt that there are many preserved fish, lobster, sponges and corals, but
no preserved land crabs. It took him nearly six months to fully cure the crab, a crab that
he painstakingly pursued, stalked and caught. He used pine cones, needles, drift wood,
sea oats and other preserved organisms from the natural habitat of the crab. He was
pleased that Commonwealth Bank supports Bahamian-made products and were receptive
to exhibiting the display.


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year.
Class A master's license is the top
category and requires an examination in
pilotage and seamanship. This license is
typically used by those piloting coastal
freighters and is issued in Nassau.
Class B license applies to those
piloting ferry boats and other commercial
boats operating in a localized area. These
operators are subject to a seamanship
exam.
Class C license is similar to the "B"
license but carries various restrictions
concerning the area of operation or type of
boat.
Class D licenses are for self drive
operators.
Class B, C & D master's licenses can be
issued on Abaco.
Additional topics discussed by Mr. Mills
brought out the fact that it is illegal to
remove sand from any beach in the
Bahamas and all coastal work must have a
permit issued by the Port Authority.
Dredging operations are reviewed
carefully with particular attention given to
the disposal of spoil material. In many
instances this must be brought ashore and
not left in the water.
The September 30th meeting in Marsh
Harbour brought some sharp remarks from
the audience when Mr. Mills announced
that all dock applications must be approved


by the Minister in Nassau and cannot be
approved by the local Port Authority.
Additionally, he stated that all dock
construction must have a lease for the
seabed from the Nassau Port Authority
prior to building any dock.
Dock plans must be submitted for
approval and a permit purchased locally on
approval. The basic maritime fees for
docks and other water related items are
listed.
$50 fee per year for private docks
$ .95 fee per running foot for com-
mercial docks. Fingers off a main dock are
an additional 95( per running foot with the
footage doubled if both sides of the finger
are usable. This is an annual assessment.
Industrial docks have a separate scale
which is determined by Nassau. Fish
houses and marine contractors would come
under this category.
Groins are $40 annually if private and
$85 if commercial.
Moorings are $15 annually if private
and $85 if commercial.
Causeways are $35 annually if private
and $85 if commercial.
*Annual seabed leases for pipelines and
cables are $95 for the first 300 feet and $50
per 100 feet thereafter.


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Special Interests


Two Winter Concerts at
Garden Theater
In November and December there will
be music and laughter at the Garden
Theater at the home of artist Alton
Roland Lowe, Black Sound, Green Turtle
Cay. On November 30th the Abaco
Cultural Society is presenting A Winter
Concert Under the Stars. Classically
trained performers are traveling from
Nassau to offer an evening of popular
music. The audience will be treated to
the talents of Scott Adderly, Candace
Bain, Lottis Duncumbe, Yvonne Foulkes,
Robert Pinder, Bryan Thompson and
James Mastin.
On December 1st the Abaco Cultural
Society will present An Evening of
Comedy and Music featuring T.L.
Brown, Ellen Haynes and Peggy Hall.
Both concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are on sale at the door and will
cost $12 for adults and $5 for children
under the age of 12. In case of rain, the
concerts will be held in the Lowe Art
Gallery.
The Garden Theater has a dock on
Black Sound. For transportation by ferry,
contact the Green Turtle Cay Ferry at
365-4166 or 365-4128.
Discourse to Be Held
On December 6th the Abaco Cultural
Society will present its third annual free
Evening of Good Talk. These intimate
discourses have proved quite popular,
and capacity audiences have appeared in
the past. This year the speaker will be
Dr. Sandra Riley, noted author and


educator, who will address the topic of
Actors on Acting.
As an additional treat, internationally
known marine biologist Dr. LaPointe will
speak about The Unnatural Death of the
Coral Reefs. For over two decades Dr.
LaPointe has lead research efforts
concerning the growth patterns of marine
life throughout the Caribbean and has
appeared on national television in the
United States.
This event will take place on
December 6th at 7 p.m. in the Lowe Art
Gallery. Seating is limited, so please call
in advance for reservations. Contribu-
tions to the Abaco Cultural Society are
welcome.
Garden Society Plan
Meetings
The first meeting of the Tropical Fruit
and Garden Society of Abaco will be
held on November 21st at 7 p.m. at
Below Decks, Great Abaco Beach Hotel.
Reg Patterson will speak on Bush
Medicine in The Bahamas.
Meetings this season will be held at
Below Decks which will be more
convenient for the members coming from
the cays.
Other meetings planned are a January
demonstration by Charles Gamble of
Bonsai techniques and a March meeting
with popular Gene Joyner and his slide
presentation. The February meeting will
be held at the home of Ferris Pierson in
Sandy Point where Mr. Pierson will
show how he achieves a successful
garden year after year on a beachfront



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Big Bird visits Marsh
Harbour periodically and
entertains the children.


lot.
All regular meetings feature a plant
auction and they ask for donations of
interesting plants. These auctions are a
source of income to pay the expenses of
bringing in feature speakers. Membership
is open to anyone interested in gardening
and is $15 per year per couple.
Pet Parade
Abaco Animals Require Kindness
(AARK) will be sponsoring the Third
Annual Christmas Bazaar Pet Parade on
December 7th across from Golden
Harvest. You can register your pets at
the AARK booth between 10 a.m. and 2
p.m. on the day of the Bazaar. Prizes
will be awarded in the following
categories: Best Dressed, Most Precious
Pot Cake, Best Pedigree and Most
Unusual Pet. Bring your pets and watch
them strut their stuff.
Open House
There will be a social meeting of the
AARK upstairs at the Jib Room on
November 14th from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
They will be discussing new policies and
new ideas. Dr. Hannah and Carol Grant


from the Community Animal Clinic will
be present. Light refreshments will be
served.

Hope Town Sailing Club
Announces Winter Races

The following is the Hope Town
Sailing Club Schedule for the 1996-1997
season. They invite any cruising sailboat
to enter. It is not necessary to belong to
the Sailing Club.
December 7, 1996, for Abaco dinghies
Baverstock Trophy Race
December 26, 1996 for cruising sailboats
Boxing Day Race Bo White Trophy
January 8, 1997, for cruising sailboats
Charles Manchee Trophy Race
February 12, 1997, for cruising sailboats
Hope Town Cup Race First Race
for Wm. Gillies Trophy
February 15, 1997, for cruising sailboats
Hope Town Cup Race Second race
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November 1996 The Abaconian Page 29

theaetdi.. Finding Things


Regie Patterson identified the dead birds as a variety of warbler.

Hundreds of Migrating Birds Hit Towers at Night


Huge flocks of warblers must have
passed the Abacos as they migrated south
on the night of October 12 as hundreds
were found at the base of several Batelco
radio towers through-out Abaco.
Hundreds were found at the base of the
tower in Marsh Harbour at daylight and
similar reports came from Cherokee,
Sandy Point and Moore's Island. By late

Road Safety
By Rev. John Macintosh
Road Safety Week was observed
October 20th to 26th. During this week
each year the Road Traffic Officers,
Rev. John Mclntosh and Rev. Roland
Swain, visit schools discussing road
safety with the children. They usually
cover the schools in north Abaco and the
Marsh Harbour areas. This year they
extended this to include the schools in
Crossing Rocks and Sandy Point.
They had a church service at Zion
Baptist Church on October 20th and on
October 24th they had a live broadcast on
ZNS with Dianna Swan moderating.


irk of thie jines
As we approach our second
anniversary, the Kirk of the Pines
Presbyterian Church in Marsh
Harbour has much to be thankful for.
Established in January 1995 as a
Mission Station of St. Andrew's
Presbyterian Kirk in Nassau, the
Marsh Harbour Kirk has been as
active as possible.
Two summers in a row we have
run a Vacation Bible School for one
week. With attendance averaging 25
young people daily, this has been
very successful. The leadership
teams have come from Presbyterian
churches in the United States with a
Princeton University Seminary
student in charge.
Although currently small in
numbers, our Kirk congregation has
made donations to the Dr. Cleveland
Eneas Building Fund at St. Andrew's
in Nassau and to Mrs. Lovely
Reckley in aid of her good work


afternoon a dozen buzzards were at
Batelco enjoying hors d'oeuvres.
This is the report that Mr. Reginald
Patterson wrote.
By Reginald Patterson
On Saturday, October 12th, it was
reported to me that quantities of dead
birds were on the ground around the
Batelco office. I went and picked up
several of the victims and later identified
them as Blackpoll Warblers. These birds
nest in Canada and the northern United
States and winter in South America.
I can only speculate that the warblers,
migrating at night as is their custom,
became confused because of the strong
wind and overcast skies. Then they used
radio waves emanating from the Batelco
tower to home in on. Hundreds of them
crashed into the tower and were killed.
The same thing happened in Cherokee
and Sandy Point.
Besides the Blackpolls I picked up one
specimen of a Connecticut Warbler, a
species unrecorded from Abaco but
whose range is similar to the Blackpoll.


(11elebrates LTfh enars
feeding school children. We would
like to thank all those in the
community who participated in our
take-a-way lunch which contributed
to this latter effort.
Our services are held with the
kind permission of its congregation at
St. John the Baptist Anglican Church
every Sunday at 9 a.m. We are
grateful to the lay preachers on our
island who have helped us by leading
services. In alternate months, the
ministers of St. Andrew's Kirk and
Lucaya Presbyterian Kirk in Freeport
visit us to offer communion. We
often host elders from these two
churches and appreciate their time
and effort.
Kirk of the Pines welcomes all
visitors. A Presbyterian Church
service is inspirational without being
overly emotional. Communion is
served to all those who believe in the
Lord, regardless of denomination.


Reserve Your Christmas Tree
Christmas Fund Raising for l
Kirk of the Pines
Presbyterian Church
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4 White Pine 6ft. to 10ft.
$45 $75
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There are over 50 million pages of
information on the World Wide Web,
and tens of thousands more are being
added every day. How does one keep up
with it all?
This mass of data overwhelms our
ideas of "Table of Contents," "Card
Catalog" and "Index." On the World
Wide Web, we have powerful computer
systems called Search Engines that can
find our data for us, no matter where.
The basic idea is that you connect to
one of these engines through the Internet
(they are a free service, like most of the
'net) and type in a description of what
you're interested in finding. "Low
Calorie Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes."
After a few seconds you get back a list
of pages that the engine has found with a
short description of each page. You click
on the interesting descriptions and should
find the desired recipes. In this case I
found 161 recipes.
The way these engines work is that
they continuously scan the Web for new
pages using programs called robots,


crawlers, and spiders. These programs
read the pages and try to extract the key
words and concepts. This extract and the
page's location on the Web are placed in
sophisticated databases that the engine
searches when you type a query. This
whole area of indexing huge information
pools is where a lot of computer research
is going on today.
The popular engines include
Webcrawler, Excite, Yahoo, Lycos,
Info-seek, Hotbot,...in fact, there are
dozens, each using a different strategy to
find and index the 'net. You tend to use
the ones that produce good results for
you and try others when your favorite
one falters.
Once you find pages that you want to
refer to again, you save their location in
lists on your own computer called
Bookmarks or Favorites. That allows you
to catalog the web address and
description of pages you want to refer to
in whatever fashion you like, say under
a Recipe heading. Then you can revisit
that page anytime with a single click of
the mouse.


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Page 30 The Abaconian November 1996


Eco-Tourism Meetings Yield Diverse Opinions


We in Abaco have just completed a
series of talks and open forum type
discussions on ecotourism sponsored by
the local tourism board. All were
informative and useful, both in respect of
local community involvement and actual
discussion content. Speakers introduced
material relating to the cultural,
environmental, and heritage aspects of
the Bahamian way of life and the
necessity of conservation to enable future
generations the luxury of being part of a
larger historical, cultural and
environmental entity. Ensuing remarks,
comments and thoughts reflected on the
ecotouristic opportunities, the marine and
land ecosystems as well as the need for
controls and restraints both at the
community and the legislative levels.


Pat Bethel moderated three Eco-Tourism
oriented public meetings in the three
districts ofAbaco in early October.
The Sandy Point forum gravitated
towards conservation needs while the
Cooper's Town one dealt more with
commercial fishing and the bone fishing


Fees FROM Page 27
Sea walls and retaining walls fall within
the jurisdiction of the Port Authority if they
are within ten feet, inland, of the high
water mark.
Since the position Mr. Mills holds and
his posting to Marsh Harbour are new
developments, many questions were left
unanswered. Mr. Mills made notes and
promised to confer with his superiors in
Nassau to clarify several issues. Most
questions related to the various fees being
imposed and the assertion that Nassau must


industry. The Marsh Harbour meeting
examined the actual ecological impact of
tourism and commercial fishing and the
need for educational input especially with
the young people of our communities.


Frank Kenyon, a director of the Out Island
Promotion Board and an owner of the
Hope Town Harbour Lodge, gives his
views on the product we are selling to our
tourists to an Eco-Tourism meeting.
In addition to the local office of the
Ministry of Tourism organising the
events, Patrick Bethel brought together
various speakers and concerned
individuals to develop the introduced
topics. Local Government was well
represented in all discussions and
demonstrated a positive aspect of a
community approach.
Unfortunately, we as Bahamians tend
to be great talkers but negligent when it
comes to actions. I hope that this series
of meetings will encourage the
involvement and input of a wider cross
section of the Abaco community in
environmental protection and
development.


approve dock construction and not the new
Port Authority Board recently appointed by
the Council for Central Abaco. Concerning
the fees, Mr. Mills explained that this
schedule has been in effect for some time
although it was not widely enforced in the
Out Islands.
With the advent of local government
there is to be more emphasis on the
collection of these fees which should prove
to be a meaningful revenue source. This is
particular true for Abaco which leads the
Bahamas in docks, marinas and maritime
improvements.


Special FROM Page 28
Burt Russell Trophy Race
March 15, 1997, for cruising sailboats
Spring Regatta
March 22, 1997, Abaco Dingy Race
March 29, 1997, for cruising sailboats
Charles Pollak Trophy Race
For more information you can contact
the race committee chairman, Mr. Skip
Shaw by calling on the VHF Ch. 16
Harm's Way.
Sculptures To Be
Displayed in G T Cay
Several works of Miami sculptor
James Mastin will be on display at the
private gallery of Bahamian artist Alton
Roland Lowe in Black Sound, Green
Turtle Cay, throughout December 1996.
Among works to be shown at the
exhibition is Three Faces of Innocence, a
life-sized head of a young child having
not one, but three faces, showing


different aspects of her developing
psyche. Other works on display will
include Sunshine and Moonbeam and
Madcap.
Many of Mastin's works use
Caribbean iconography. Mastin's
maquette of Circle of Love, celebrates the
Lucayan people. His Sailfish and his
Bahamian Parrots were inspired by
Bahamian wildlife. Crawfishermen
immortalizes the old ways of catching
lobsters in the clear waters of the
Bahamas using a glass-bottomed bucket
and a pole.
Mastin's sculptures are cast in bronze,
using the ancient method of "lost wax"
casting. His sculptures will be on public
display at the Lowe Gallery December
1st through 30th from 10 a.m. until 2"
p.m. and by appointment The public is
invited to the opening of the exhibition
on December 1st from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. to meet the artists.


Frederick's Agency
Bahamas Custom Brokers
S Import & Exports Land or Sea
Freight cleared at Marsh Harbour,
Treasure Cay & Green Turtle Cay
Agent for M. V. STATE CHALLENGE
Gurth Roberts, Manager
P.O. Box AB 20468, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Phone 809-367-2333 or 367-2564 Fax 367-3136



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Island Councils Get to Work


November 1996 The Abaconian Page 31


The Councils of the three districts of
Abaco began their terms of office by
immediately getting involved with the
affairs of their districts. The Council
members are making decisions which
will guide the Councils and the Town
Committees for the next three years. The
Council is the body which determines the
budget, allocates funds to the Town
Committees and decides what
responsibilities they will be accountable
for while delegating other responsibilities
to the Town Committees.
When considering the maintenance of
buildings, roads and other public areas,
the Councils' decisions were based on
where the facility was and whom it
served. Large facilities serving several
communities will be dealt with by the
Councils while community schools will
become the responsibility of the
community where they are located. For
example, the airport will be maintained
by the Central Abaco Council whereas
the Hope Town School will be
maintained by the Town Committee in
Hope Town.
Island Administrator Everette Hart
advised the Central District Council and
was able to give them much background
information about the way the
government had been operating before
local government came into effect. He
also explained that most of the work will
be done by the Boards which the Council
appointed.
One of the problems which has


Weather and other conditions will affect the tide. The predictions
shown on this chart are based on the normal conditions that
existed when NOAANOS and other agencies gathered the data.
Trmes shown wll be Wilhin a few minutes for the entire eastern
Abaco area. Pelican Harbour is just inside North Bar Channel.


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become apparent was the fact that the
budgets which the Boards of Works in
the various towns made last spring did
not include expenses which they were not
aware of and which is a considerable
amount. The money allocated for each
district did not include expenses from
several ministries which the boards were
unaware of but for which they must now
pay. This means that almost all the
money allocated has already been
committed. The central government is
aware of the problem and will work to
resolve this financial shortfall.
The Town Committees and Councils
throughout Abaco have quickly stepped
into their new roles and have become
active and effective in carrying out their
duties. One of their first duties was to
prepare all the schools for the opening
day on September 2nd. They did an
excellent job of painting and repairing,
even leasing additional facilities so a
record number of overflow students
could be accommodated.

Fax us your

News at 367-3677


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area. This preliminary road will let the surveyors begin marking the lots and give the utility
companies access for electric lines and water pipes. Paving will not be undertaken until the
heavy machinery is finished in the area.


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Page 32 The Abaconian November 1996


Sports


FROM Page 9


teams are expected to participate.
Basketball Tournament
Burns House sponsored a Vita Malt
"Tip Off" Classic Basketball Tournament
in Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, on
the 24th to 29th of October. Eight
schools competed including one Abaco
school, the Abaco Central High School.
The Abaco team was sponsored by


Burns House and numerous other
businesses of Marsh Harbour and were
under the leadership of Vandyke
Adderley and accompanied by William
Davis and Cay Russell. The team
represented Abaco very well. The
Pioneers Loop School won the
tournament.
Sailing
By Liann Key Kaighin
Our Annual Discovery Day Regatta
was scheduled for October 12th 1996,


but due to a howling 28 mph on the wind
gauge, we had to postpone until less
extreme conditions. We were able to sail
on October 26th in a steady 15 to 18
mph, bright sunshine and 80 degrees.
Ten sailors in all participated in the one
day event. The competition was very
tight as all of the sailors finished each
race within minutes of one another.
We would like to thank Hugh and
Sylvia Cottis for their tireless efforts on
the race committee. Thanks also to Dave
and Lily Kaighin of Sarasota, Florida for
being a part of our regatta.
Race Results
Jim Kaighin, First place with 3 points
Andy Stratton, Second with 8 points
Van Stratton, Third, tied with 12 points
Philip Hall, Third, tied with 12 points
Liann Key-Kaighin, Fourth, 16 points
Dave Kaighin, Fifth, 23 points
Charley Cooke, Sixth 27 points
Lily Kaighin, Brandon Bethel and Dane
Stratton were also competitors.


The basketball team fromAbaco Central High competed in Grand Bahama.

ABACO KARATE ACADEMY
NISEI GO JU-RYU For Students of All Ages
Marsh Harbour Saturday 2:00 3:00 p.m.
Mon. & Wed. 5:30 6:30 p.m.
Treasure Cay Tues. & Thurs. 6 7 p.m.
Cherokee Friday 6 8 p.m.
Sensei ChOrton Toote P.O. Box AD 2027,
Go JU.RU 3rb Dan Mrsh Harbour
Phone 367-3101 Abaco, BahamaS


CAR WASH & BAKE SALE
11 4 Saturday November 30th
at the Golden Harvest Parking Lot with DJ Music
To Raise Funds for

Abaco Central High Art Department &

the newly formed Junior Junkanoo



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BAHAMASAIR WINTER SCHEDULE


EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 27, 1996


Domestic- Nassau/Abaco/Nassau


Departs/Arr
0845/0920
0935/0950
1005/1040

0745/0820
0835/0850
0905/0940

1500/1535
1550/1605
1620/1655


Fit No
UP042
UP042


Frequency
Tu/We
Tu/We
Tu/We

Ex Tu/We/Su
Ex Tu/We/Su
Ex Tu/We/Su


Daily
Daily
Daily


International Abaco/Miamil/Abaco
From/To Departs Freq
TCB/MHH 1430/1445 Th/Fr/Su
MHH/MIA 1500/1610 Th/Fr/Su


UP043 MIA/TCB 1300/1400
UP043 TCB/MHH 1425/1440
Above effective Nov 21, 1996 Jan 5,


Th/Fr/Su
Th/Fr/Su
1997


International Abaco/Palm Beach/Abaco
UP406 MHH/TCB 1330/1345 Mo/Fr/Sa
UP406 TCB/PBI 1400/1450 Mo/Fr/Sa

UP407 PBI/MHH 1200/1300 Mo/Fr/Sa
UP407 MHH/TCB 1325/1340 Mo/Fr/Sa

UP408 MHH/TCB 1310/1330 We Only
UP408 TCB/PBI 1345/1450 We Only

UP409 PBl/MHH 1130/1240 We Only
UP409 MHH/TCB 1305/1325 We Only

UP410 MHHITCB 0835/850 Su Only
UP410 TCB/PBI 0905/1000 Su Only

UP411 PBI/TCB 1130/1230 Su Only
UP411 TCB/MHH 1300/1315 Su Only


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Flight
UP400
UP400
UP400

UP402
UP402
UP402

UP404
UP404
UP404


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NAS/TCB
TCB/MHH
MHH/NAS

NAS/TCB
TCB/MHH
MHH/NAS

NAS/MHH
MHH/TCB
TCB/NAS


UP410 NAS/MHH 0745/0835 SU Only
UP410 MHH/TCB 0850/0905 Su Only

UP411 TCB/MHH 1300/1315 Su Only
UP411 MHH/NAS 1330/1405 Su Only


Gun Licenses Expire
December 31
The police remind the general public
that all gun licenses expire on December
31st of every year and must be renewed
prior to that date. Early December dates
will be announced for the inspection and
issuing of all gun licences- in Central
Abaco.
Fees are: Shotgun $50, Rifle $100,
Revolver $250, Renewal of License (if
lost) $5.
Mount License Plates Properly
The police notice that many vehicles do
not have their license plates mounted
properly on the front and back of their
vehicle. Licence plates are not to be inside
windows or on dashboards.
Tinted Vehicle Windows are Illegal
It is an offence to have heavily tinted
windows on vehicles which prevent the
occupants from being seen by those
outside. Lightly tinted windows such as
are commonly used on windshields are
acceptable.


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November 1996 The Abaconlan Page 33


2nd CD Sets Hope Town to Music


Island Country, Too is name of a new
compact disc just produced by Mr.
Gordon Wynne of Hope Town. Mr.
Wynne, writer of both the lyrics and the
music highlights life on Abaco,
specifically Hope Town.
In 1995 Mr. Wynne wrote the words
and music for the CD entitled Island
Country. Mr. Wynne says, "Throughout
the centuries the native music of the
Bahamas has been influenced by the
influx of explorers, slaves, pirates,


immigrants, tourists and most recently by
radio and television in the Out Islands. In
this album we have attempted to capture
themes, events and daily doings in Island
Country, Bahamian sights and sounds, up
close and personal, with a country
accent."
To date over $1200 from the proceeds
of the sale of the CD and its sequel
Island Country, Too have gone to the
Hope Town School to establish a music
program.


In the May issue of Southern Boating
featuring the Bahamas, the original CD
was reviewed as follows: "Island Country
is a CD filled by Bahamian music with a
country flavor and reference to the
Abacos."
Gordon R. Wynne Jr., former attorney
from Texas, has established his
permanent residence in Hope Town. Mr.
Wynne and his wife Phyllis have been
Bahamian visitors for well over twenty
years.


Since moving to Hope Town they have
been very active in all community affairs
and have devoted' many hours to the
Hope Town School, the Wyannie Malone
Museum and St. James Methodist
Church. Mr. Wynne has played the role
of Santa Claus for the last ten years in
Hope Town. Mrs. Wynne has written a
book called Santa's Island Christmas,
which has sold over 5000 copies along
with her many paintings and craft
projects.


Tips To Make Importing Easier


The following tips apply to anyone
who imports items into the Bahamas and
were supplied to us by Trinity Customs
of Marsh Harbour.
* All invoices or receipts must have
supplier's name, address and phone
number.
* All invoices must show unit price,
extended price and total.
* Inland freight will be assessed by
Customs at ten cents per pound on all
shipments not listed as F.O.B. or C.I.F.
delivered or showing cost of delivery
charges to foreign port.
* If goods are picked up and personally


delivered to the Florida port, please
present your receipt showing purchase of
gas as the cost of delivery.
* Short shipments and damages of
goods must be verified at the Bahamian
port with Customs before taking the
goods if you wish to register any
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explained that they anticipate that 13 to
15 computers will be given through this
program.
.oi~pns are given by the cashier to the
customer at the time of purchase. These
coupons can then be given to the school
of their choice. On May 1, 1997, the
schools will redeem their tickets. Solomon


Obituary

Alfred R. Meyer, Jr. passed away on
September 20th in Hobe Sound, Florida,
after a very long illness.
Mr. Meyer was a long time visitor to
Abaco and resided on Foot's Cay for
many years. His health required that he
move back to the States ten years ago.
He is survived by his wife BJ and
children. His ashes were scattered at sea
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Pae 34 The Abaconlan November 1996


By John Hedden
Environmental sensitivity is a subject
I would like to broach because it is just
now becoming a key factor as the vogue
of international political concern.
Ecology as the study of the relationship
between living communities and their
surrounding environment is a
comparatively new science, and only in
the last twenty years has it come to both
national and international forefront.
Directly, and as a result of improved
quality of education, have populations
become more aware of the importance of
the natural environment to the overall
well being of human existence. Further,
it is only within the last very few years
that science has realized the problem
involved with disappearing species,
habitats and ecosystems can be directly
attributed to mankind's exploitation of
the environment.


This has been reflected in the
reforestation programmes, concern over
an ever enlarging ozone tear in the upper
atmosphere, governmental regulation of
pollution from industrial production,
overfishing and the commercial
exploitation of endangered species, the
urgent need for environmental
conservation programmes, systematic
habitat destruction, the rise of popular
'green' political parties in Europe, the
proliferation of nuclear power usage and
the concerns for proper safety and
protection in waste disposal. These are
just a few examples of both practices and
concerns found on both the national and
international level.
However, perhaps more far reaching


are the impacts of economies, state sov-
ereign boundaries, and the general apathy
towards environmental protection. Tradi-
tionally countries have sacrificed environ-
mental concerns for the economic bene-
fits of employment, foreign exchange and
political expediency; as with the incur-
sion of habitat destructive industries into
national parks within the U.S. National
boundary protection has lead to armed
conflicts, as with the ongoing fishery
wars occurring in the European Commu-
nity. Apathy is reflected worldwide sim-
ply because direct cause and effect are
remote to the human majority (if not
perceived as a threat to an established
order of human existence). This latter
was perhaps best illustrated by the threat-
ened extinction of the Bald Eagle (the
U.S. national bird!).
On an international level changes in
the human approach have resulted
through education, and the youth have
become the biggest proponents for wise
environmental practices at all levels of
community, company and recreational
activities. As in the 60's and 70's with
student demonstration against
governmental imperialism, now the
young are vociferously opposing clear
cutting practices in the lumber industry,
nuclear proliferation on the international
scene, and the abusive exploitation of
underdeveloped countries populations
(both human, and natural).
The commercial industries have
efficiently established a code of
environmental regulation (ISO 14000)
that is governed through the International
Organisation for Siandardisation. This
code evaluates environmental
management, performance, labelling, and
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eventual disposal). Members include both
private (business) and public enterprise
(governmental) groups. Economists now
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Recreational activities are coming
under fire from ordinary citizens, as
example by the effort to ban what are
considered "inhumane" practices (as with
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that hunters violate hunting laws, use
unethical practices and engage in unsafe
methods of hunting.
Politicians are quick to cash in on
voter concerns, and President Clinton is
no exception. In an election year he has
increased the size of federally protected
lands, created new national parks (1.7
million acres in Utah) and limited the
exploitation of the Tongass National
Forest by lumbering operations. To top it
all off the United States (at a UN climate
change meeting in Switzerland) has called
for mandatory limits on pollutants. This
is a radical about face for a country
which called for only voluntary limits
four years ago at a similar meeting in
Rio de Janeiro.
You may well ask what all of this
means to us, ordinary people, trying to
make a living and survive, and further
what it means to the Bahamas and our
place in the international marketplace of
tourism (and now ECOTOURISM).
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Eco-Tourism May Be the Answer


Hedden FROM Page34
to SURVIVE, then we must start to
conform and use safe environmental
practices as well as take concern over
our natural resources. With the increase
of ecotourism we must especially now
begin to actively incorporate
environmental sensitivity into our
development schemes in tourism,
commercial fishing, business growth, and
ordinary recreational activities. There is
no reason why economic development
cannot go hand in hand with sound
environmental practices.
To give a few examples:
African countries are placing
commercial values on wild herds of
animals in their touristic national wildlife
reserves. Animals are now inventoried
and valued on their potential tourist
earning over an annual period. Thus a
herd of elephants often is assessed at
some U$ 650,000 (almost a quarter
million dollars) annually.
Belize on the other hand has realized
the necessity of protected marine habitats
in their own barrier reef and the value to
the tourist dollar and so have levied
extremely high taxes on operations
exploiting these marine systems. This has
resulted in a well maintained marine
environment and an increase in tourism
of some 500% over the last two years.
Locally here in Abaco we have two
examples of environmentally sensitive
commercial operations. BAHASEA
operating from Crown Haven is actively
encouraging the harvesting and delivery
of live lobster to their processing facility;
for export to the international


marketplace. What this means is higher
prices to the fisherman, non destructive
harvesting of reproductive females and
undersize animals, no chemical poisoning
of reefs and habitats and minimal damage
to non-target species. If actively adopted,
this method can (with proper monitoring)
lead to be an effective tool in the conser-
vation of a commercially exploited spe-
cies, and at the same time provide inter-
national publicity for an environmentally
sensitive country. (GREEN POWER).



Bonefishing is fast becoming a high
priority eco-touristic activity in the
Abacos and again is non destructive in
that the "landed" fish are de-hooked and
returned to their habitat with minimal
damage. Several operators are actively
trying to promote governmental change
of regulations for fishing (especially for
bonefishing operations) so as to make the
sport totally under Bahamian operator
control, and to prevent the over
exploitation of this species by both
commercial and recreational ventures.
The Bahamas has decided to continue
development of tourism as the priority
industry with emphasis on ecotourism.
But we now have to concentrate on
generating a high level of international
interest in our culture, heritage and
natural environment. This is not easy
when we must convince a well educated
tourist that we have a superior
competitive product to offer. Not only
must we the public become educated, but
we must also ensure that our


governmental agencies become concerned
and responsible.
The amount of capital investment
(dollars) required to generate the product
is presently minuscule, but the required
input for maintenance of this same
product is becoming astronomical in
terms of effort, education and
conservation. It is essential that by some
magical elixir the young people imbibe a
proper sense of environmental sensitivity
so that they can at least reach a par with
the rest of the world. The fact remains
that Bahamians are totally insensitive to
the natural environment around them, as
expressed in our terminology of some of
our most valuable resources.
The pine forest is referred to as the
PINE BARRENS.
The Marls are usually referred to
being a WASTELAND.
As a result these areas have become
especially valuable as a depository for all
manner of refuse and waste, at the same
time suffering the ravages of huge arson
created forest fires, and creek bottom
disruption, bonefish hauling respectively.
These practices destroy native vegetation


and wildlife, all of which are essential to
the ecological food chain. This
unnecessary human predation will
eventually lead to widespread species
extinction as has happened since early
colonisation by the religious imperialists.
So it is apparent that after centuries we
have not developed the sensitivity and
concern for the welfare and survival of
our natural surroundings and hence our
own well being. Marine species and
habitats are systematically abused,
coastlines and natural creek drainage
systems are wiped out, and natural forest
stands are destroyed on a country wide
scale, all in the name of the almighty
dollar. Unfortunately, as Florida has
recently found out, it is impossible to
recreate these native systems with the
almighty dollar (viz the Everglades
swamp water network).
The answer to these destructive
challenges must lie in LEARNING. Full
credit must be given to ordinary citizens
who are devoting a portion of their time
to both education and active


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More News of the Cays


Cays FROM Page 12
were both in the hospital in Nassau, also
to Mrs. Sylvon Bethel who underwent
surgery in the States. Wishing you all
good health and happiness.
With November being ushered in and
bidding farewell to Lili and all the other
hurricanes, may we have a comfortable
winter season. Many of our home owners
from the United States and Canada are
returning to island living. Welcome back!
A good time and an enlightening
experience was had by the students,
parents and teachers who participated in
our "Wee Recorders" workshop. A group
of five students and seven adults visited
from Deerfield Beach, Florida.
A pot luck dinner was held October
12th at the school in their honour. Good
fellowship, food and music was had by
all. This was a time of discovery on
Columbus Day for everyone. We enjoyed
music dating back to the Renaissance era
to modern day tunes. The students played
various instruments from the soprano
recorder to the violin to share this time
of "rebirth" in the area of music.
A field trip was taken to Hope Town
School and Man-O-War School. In Hope
Town after a visit to the school and
enjoying a recital, students were given a


tour of the school's new computer lab
and a tour of the Wyannie Malone
Historical Museum. This was most
interesting as students learned how their
ancestors lived and some of the artifacts
they used in daily living.
After this we traveled to Man-O-War,
toured the island and visited the school.
Here the students played several songs
and the "Wee Recorders" performed.
The students enjoyed Man-O-War and
visiting with fellow pupils.
As part of the eco-tourism project two
crotons, two hibiscus and cactus were
planted around the school.
The Guana Cay students have been
introduced to the 4-H agricultural
organization. A workshop was held the
later part of October to introduce our
school to this program. Students at Great
Guana Cay All Age School wish to
become official members and become
active the first of the new year. Best of
luck!
As part of the World Food Day, the
students will have a can and food drive
to collect goods for the older members of
the community. With the season of
Thanksgiving approaching we should be
thankful for all that we each have been
blessed with. Keeping this on our hearts,
love baskets will be delivered to the


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senior members in our settlement.
We had just returned from church. I
was preparing for a picnic to take in the
boat. I peered out the window watching
kids and their friends play catch with a
coconut. Suddenly I heard a frantic voice
saying, "Come quickly, Something is
wrong. She's having convulsions and
can't stand on her own legs." This young
boy of eleven was upset. Needless to
say, I ran out the door and saw her
stumbling over her own feet and
vomiting. Oh, God, What do I do?
Please, God, show me what to do.
I picked up the writhing body and took
her in the house. Friends came to help.
We tried calling doctors in Freeport,
Nassau, Marsh Harbour to no avail. A
friend that had experienced the same
situation came to my aid and my nephew
Jay, visiting from New Jersey, helped as
well. Then the phone rang. "Can you get
her here. I'll have a friend meet you and
maybe we can save her."
Just as we see on television, this is a
true story, but it's a story about a
person's pet. It could have very well
been a young child that had picked up a
can with a bright yellow substance in it,
thinking ummm... this looks like Mom's
icing or Mom's lemon flavouring. She
puts it in her delicious pies.
Unfortunately, it was nothing so good,
but poison. When these toxic substances
are put out to kill, unfortunately they kill
our birds, lizards, cats, dogs and I pray
to the Lord above that an innocent child
never reaps the ungodliness of one so
vain. In our world today, I'm sure with


modern technology their are other ways
to control pests. If my pet is a bother to
you, please be a real person and
approach me. Speak with the person that
you have a dispute with. Do not inflict
pain and suffering on the innocent.
This is an excerpt from a true
nightmare experience. I hope that those
that have a gripe with nature can settle it
in a more humane manner. God have
mercy on those who don't respect life,
all forms of life.
A special thanks goes out to Cande
and Will Key, Letty and Richard Martz
of Hope Town and many others including
the doctors at the clinic in Marsh
Harbour.
A big "thank you" comes from Angel.
If you're not an animal lover, this story
won't move you. But those of you who
are, please, take a stand against poisons
being placed out in the open. If not,
there could be a real tragedy.
Happy Thanksgiving.


Christmas Bazaar
Is Planned
The Seventh Annual Christmas
Bazaar will be held across from Golden
Harvest on the 7th of December from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m.
Santa is expected to make an
appearance. There will be a raffle, a pet
parade, gifts for the holidays, crafts,
food, games and plenty of fun.






November 1996 The Abaconian Page 37


School


FROM Page 8


Teachers Honoured
Two long-serving teachers were
honoured by the Rotary Club of Abaco
on the 28th of October. Mrs. Royanne
Swain and Mrs. Eva Adderley were
recognized for their long and
distinguished service to education. Both
teachers have served the education needs
of Abaco's young people for 25 years
and deserve to be rewarded.
Congratulations, Mrs. Swain and Mrs.
Adderley.
Governor General
The Governor General will visit the
school on November 4th as part of the
Fifth Annual One Bahamas Celebrations.
Finally! The 1996 Memories book
highlighting particularly the activities of
the Class of '96 is on sale at school. It
costs $20.


The new officers of the Abaco Central
Parent Teacher Association are as
follows: Mr. Pat Smith, President; Mr.
Patrick Roberts, Vice-President; Mrs.
Veronica Nairn, Treasurer and Mrs.
Theresa Pinder, Secretary.
Agape Christian School
The Agape Christian School, in their
third school year, now has 85 students.
They have initiated a monthly newsletter
which highlights the school activities and
keeps the parents abreast of their
schedule and events.
Agape had a successful Family Picnic
on October 5th and plan a Full Dress
Uniform Day on November 8th.
The Parent Teacher Meeting plans a
dinner sale featuring chicken dinners for
November 16th from 12 noon until 3
p.m. to be offered at the school.


Hope Town students display their work at a recent parent-teachers meeting


Dundas Town Primary School students make a presentation to the Prime Minister, the Rt.
Hon. Hubert Ingraham, during his recent visit to the Abaco schools.

Dundas Town Cemetery Gets Repairs


The wall of the Dundas Town Public
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T riifrfTiefPt.1frWit~.A hit and run
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ago and Mr. Mills felt strongly that the
living had an obligation to those laid to


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Lili FROM Page 1
were back in service by the next afternoon
with the last subscribers being connected
about five days later. Two small aircraft
in Moss Town were flipped over and one
landed in a chain link fence. Planes were
damaged in George Town as well. Thirty
thousand lobster habitats valued at
$450,000 were destroyed in the storm.
Lili was travelling 9 12 mph as she
crossed Cuba, then increased her forward
speed to 26 miles per hour when leaving
the Cuban coast. This faster forward speed
is what caught the central Bahamas
residents off guard and brought the storm
four to six hours earlier than expected.
Lili was the tenth storm of the season
and the fifth to threaten the Bahamas this
season.
Government may spend as much as
$100,000 to assist devastated farmers in
the path of Hurricane Lili. This would be
used for fertilizers, plants and other
agricultural items in an effort to get the
farms back in operation as quickly as
possible. This would be for residents on
Long Island, Exuma and Cat Island.
Although San Salvador also suffered
heavy damage. it is not considered an
agricultural island. Reports from
Deadman's Cay said every banana plant
was damaged.
Long Island farmers had been
supplying Nassau with 800 boxes of


November 1996
bananas per week and the storm damage
will curtail their production. Farms on
Abaco, Grand Bahama and Andros are
expected to fill the void. The ban on
imported bananas will remain in effect at
this moment.
Abaco experienced a wet weekend with
heavy fall showers and several days of
overcast skies. Heavy ocean swells swept
the Abaco beaches as Lili churned north
through the Atlantic passing east of
Bermuda. Some beach erosion was
reported. The swells were not as severe as
those experienced in 1991 which caused
extensive damage along the coast line.
One outcome of the storm is a renewal
to enforce the Bahamas Building Code in
the Out Islands. Many destroyed buildings
showed a lack of proper construction
methods which would have given
protection against the high winds.

One Bahamas FROM Page 1
women and the equality of all people,
breaking down discrimination.
All over the Bahamas the celebrations
will be held on the last weekend of
November. National Flag Day will be
commemorated on the 29th as people
come together to salute the flag
simultaneously. November 30th will be a
day 'of culture and sport and the
celebration will end on December 1st
with services of thanksgiving to be held
in churches throughout the islands.


Hedden


FROM Page 35


conservation, for the protection of our
environment. People such as O'Donnell
McIntosh, Candace Key, Skeet La
Chance, Nettica Symonette, Alan Lowe,
Jean Pierre and Monika Filios are good
examples. Education is not only for the
young, but we adults must begin to try
and understand how the ecosystems work
and where the exploited species fit in and
where we are causing undue damage. I
know that we can find a way to marry
economic development and the natural
environment to the ultimate benefit of
both.
Maybe Ecotourism is one of the
answers.


Bobsled


FROM Page7


4 p.m.
There will be two categories and a
variety of competitions including side by
side timed racing, a slalom course and a
smash-up derby finale. There will also be
kid's races. Food and beverages and T-
shirts will be on sale.
If you are interested in making a cart
and competing, you must register by
December 21st. The entry fee is $25.
Proceeds from this fund-raiser will
benefit Taylor Park which is the Hope
Town ball field. For more information,


call Patrick at 366-0232 or Stafford at
366-0554.


Local Gov't


FROM Page 15


Overall planning: The committee
should make more effort in overall town
and community planning.
Planning Seminar: Consideration is
being given to invite appropriate persons
from Nassau to enlighten and guide the
committee members on their expanded role
in overall planning decisions.
Town Committee actions:
Proposed sports site: A request for
acreage for a sports complex south of
Forest Heights school was denied by
Nassau as that area is part of the Marsh
Harbour well field. The sponsoring group
was advised to locate another area.
Marsh Harbour Marina
Condominiums: A preliminary sketch and
letter were submitted for approval in
principle for two nine-unit condominiums
and other facilities on their Pelican Shore
site. Included were a bar gazebo,
swimming pool, sewage disposal plant,
administration building and five additional
dock fingers on their western shoreline.
The proposal did not sufficiently answer
questions concerning parking, sewage
disposal and other design elements. The
project is to be posted for public review
and comments.


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Pinder's Real Estate
Great Guana Cay, Abaco,
"The Unspoiled Island"
Over 200 lots starting at $25,000, also
acreage, oceanfront, hilltop and bayside lots
Pinder's Cottages, 2 & 3 bedroom, $650 to
$700 weekly. A summer special of $350 per
week per person includes one day fishing &
diving One day snorkeling & island
hopping boat & guide all equipment
included 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 Cheri Pinder at 365-5046 or
CHERE B on VHF Ch 16
SEA GRAPE REALTY
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.
$98,000
TILLOO CAY: Waterfront property, one acre
approx. Deep water on Sea of Abaco side of
Tilloo. Cheapest waterfront availabl&40,000
Call Victor at 809-367-2749
or Fax at 809-367-2748
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
MAN-O-WAR Cay Beach front lot includes
small house, sea to sea. For sale by owner,
Call 242-365-6181
GUANA CAY waterfront lots on Abaco
Sound. Call Sidney Sands at 242-365-8028 or
Fax at 242-365-8508
TREASURE CAY New 2 bed/2bath on canal
w/80 ft dock. Call Sidney Sands at 242-365-
8028 or Fax 242-365-8508


LIVE YOUR DREAM AT

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Enjoy the lifestyle you deserve...
Waterfront lots with private boat slips
in a secure gated community.
Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152

TREE HOUSE
Unique 2 story home
overlooking beautiful
Little harbour. Dock,
garage, tool room
and much more.
Reasonably priced.
Call 242-359-6649
Noon to 1 p.m. for
details or Fax 366-2250




CAVU _
GREEN TURTLE CAY CAVU HOUSE
2 Br furnished home overlooking beautiful
Coco Bay. 3/4 acre lot, $175,000 Net.
Available for rent, Call 312-635-8776 Days
LEISURE LEE WATERFRONT, Seawall
underground utilities, solid rock, 40' trees
Best Price & Location CALL 367-4077
ABACO
TURTLE ROCKS BEACH LOT 101 X 500,
over 1 acre rolling hills, large trees,
underground utilities, unlimited fresh water,
SUNSET RIDGE HOMESITES near 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 one acre plus lots with direct
ocean frontage on Ocean Blvd.
Also 2 bedroom beach front villa.
Call 365,8137.
MARSH HARBOUR 2 bd/2ba 1500 sq ft liv-
ing area, 14x40 covered porch, central AC,
satellite. Buy or rent. Call 367-2166 days
Man-O-War Real Estate
Small Lots and large tracts of land available,
some with houses and docks. Contact Haziel
Albury, J.P., Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Call
242-365-6178, 242-365-6090 or Fax 365-
6159


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Abaco Real Estate
Agency Limited


Helping people find their dream
spot since 1978. Beachfront,
Hilltop, Acreage, REsidential,
Commercial, & Investment
Properties. We also have rental
properties available.
Located on Stratton Drive
in Central Marsh Harbour
Call 242-367-2719
or Fax 367-2359

GUANA CAYBEACHFRONT2br-2 a bath
home on the highest point of the best beach
in Abaco, 360" views, 140' Beach front,
seclud-ed yet convenient, adjacent 70'. lot
avail. Well landscaped one-of-a-kind, Call
954-423-9788
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 Beautifully furnished
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 365-6329
MAN-O-WAR 2 beautiful homes near beach
surrounded by coconut & banana palms.
Coconut Grove sleeps 7-3Br/2Ba & upstairs.
Cocobanana sleeps 4-2Br/2Ba, furnished,
ready to move in. $750,000. Will sell one
w/out other 809-365-6009 or 407-723-0547
GUANA CAY Beachfront lot 70' frontage on
highest point of best beach in Abaco, under-
ground power, 360* views. Call 954-423-

MARSH HARBOUR Hill-top 2 bed/2 bath
furnished, A/C. Call Sidney Sands at 365-
8028 or Fax 242-365-8508


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COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL
Homes Apts.* Rentals Acreage
P.O. Box AB 20179
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Office Phone & Fax 809-367-3276

BAHAMA PALM Partially finished, 1 bed 1
bath, 700 sq. ft. house, livable, 7kw gen.
fenced yard, 4 min. walk to beach, good
elevation. $45,000. Call 367-3728
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MATT LOWES Cay, Rent the only house on
50 acre private island, sleeps 12, lots of
porches and decks, beaches, 2 acre fruit lot,
protected harbour, 10 minutes from Marsh
Harbour in Abaco Sound, 24 ft Boston
Whaler optional, Call 242-367-2677 or FAX
367-3677
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 809-366-0557
Come Find The Treasure In TrMure 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
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
LITTLE HARBOUR Two new houses on the
water with large dock. Private. Beautiful
grounds. Weekly or long term. FAX 809-366-
2250, attn "Treehouse."
GREEN TURTLE CAY Waterfront 2 bed 2
bath cottage on Bluff Harbour, New, central
air, dinghy dock. $1200/wk or $2500 per mo.
long term Call 809-365-4471
FULLY FURNISHED 2 bed 1 bath house
A/C, wash/dry, Satellite, Forest Dr, Dundas
Town, Call 367-2129 days, 367-2086 eve.
HILL TOP Apartment for rent in Marsh
Harbour, pink building, 2 bed 11/a bath,
central a/c, Satellite, $900. Call 365-6072 or
366-0347


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Beauty FROM Page 1
vendor with an elaborate fruit basket
headpiece. Cora Galligher wore a yellow
and purple dress in a gambling girl motif.
Tamara Brennen represented the hibiscus
flower. Nicole Wildgoose had an elaborate
peacock tailpiece. Pakeisha Parker
featured the Bahamian Parrot. Kenna
Knowles drew raves from the crowd
dressed as an Arawak Indian maiden.
Donna Gray, the present reigning Beauty
Queen accompanied the group. Chairman
for the group was Ms. Jean Neeley. A
Freeport band featuring Calvin Russell
and John Boy provided live music.
Judges were Gracie Knowles, Kimberly
Stirrup, Churton Toote, Cavelle
McDonnell all from Abaco and
Wellington Moultrie from Freeport.
Results of this event were sealed and will
be made known at the final judging in
Freeport on November 10th.
Preceding the costume event the
contestants paraded in swim suits, fashion
dresses and their Bud Light black sheath


dresses.
A highlight of the evening was an
appearance by Perry "Vola" Francis in
full Junkanoo costume. Vola is the King
of the prize winning Saxon Junkanoo
group in Nassau.
Mr. Niko Grant, MP, of Burns House in
Freeport was instrumental in bringing the
segment of the beauty pageant to Marsh
Harbour. Mr. William Davis of the Marsh
Harbour Burns House outlet handled the
local details. ZNS radio station in
Freeport had four staff members covering
the event with portions being broadcast
live. Other portions were taped for later
showing on ZNS TV.
The girls arrived from Freeport on
November 1st and were presented to
Abaco in a motorcade which proceeded
through Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town
and Murphy Town. They arrived at the
Crossing Beach where a beerfest and
Junkanoo judging contest were held. The
seven beauty contestants were also treated
to a tour of Hope Town on November
2nd.


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Abaco Central High students on Beautification Day cleaned, painted murals and signs,
planted bushes and shrubs and mixed cement to improve their school grounds.


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COMMERCIAL SERVICES.,l


-PMT-xior & terior Pressure
Cleaning & Mildew removal' Water-
proofing Roofing 0 Rotten wood replaced
Leroy Tucker, Marsh Harbour, 367-3849
INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES
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.
ISLAND WINDOWS & SHUTTERS INC.
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









YACHT TECHNICIAN
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 future.
The Moorings
BAHAMIAN CAPTAINS & COOKS
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. The Moorings
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


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


GENERAL MANAGER wanted for small
resort on Elbow Cay. Must be experienced in
personnel management, accounting &
computer, college degree helpful. Call the
Abaco Inn at 366-0133
MARINE DIESEL MECHANIC, must be
certified on Perkins & Yanmar, Detroit
certification would be helpful, must also be
familiar with all yacht systems & be willing to
work in other areas of vacht repair. Sea Services
MARINE ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN
w/5 years experience, must be familiar with
all yacht electrical systems. Sea Services
MARINE TECHNICIAN, applicant must
have technical knowledge of yacht systems,
experience in customer relations, 5 years
sailing experience & knowledge of Bahamian
waters, must be willing to work in all areas of
boat maintenance. Sea Services
DIVER for cleaning boat bottoms & prop
work, must be willing to work in other areas
of yacht maintenance. Sea Services
YACHT Cleaner & waxer, must be willing to
work some weekends, job may become full
time in the future, hours are variable,
experience is helpful but not essential. Sea Services
All applicants should send a resume to Sea
Services, P.O. Box AB20016, Marsh
Harbour, Abaco

C IW ESTMENT )
50% PARTNERSHIP for sale in 12
apartments, (two buildings) fully rented, For
more information call Brenda Sawyer at
365-6072


MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & Instruments.
Wide Variety. Contact Gail Cottman in Marsh
Harbour Phone 809-367-2315

BUILDING MATERIALS
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)

SATELLITE Dish, receiver, VideoCypher II,
full working system, $250. Call Samahab on
VHF or Copeland at 561-746-3337

ARS & TRUCKSfoSAL


1987 MERCURY Sable Station Wagon 17,000
miles, always garaged, one owner, excellent
cond., luxury features, $8,000. Call 367-2677


1992 FORD BUS, 15-seater,
condition, like new, $18,000.
McIntosh, Fire Road, 365-0071
Recklev. 392-4725 or 394-5412.


excellent
Adeline
or Leon


1983 GMC Suburban, good condition, low
miles, new radiator & cooling system, new
cold A/C, new tires, nice interior, power
everything, 2 wheel drive, towing package, 8
cyl 350, runs great. $7,200. Call Jeff 366-
0282



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17' M-O-W Boat built in 1978 w/2 like new
50hp Johnson auto tilt engines $7,000 OBO
Call 365-4120 or 315-649-2623
18' CRAWFISH boat w/115 hp Evinrude.
Call Sidney Sands 242-365-8028 or Fax 365-
BRnQ


22' AQUASPORT center console Osprey
model, modified Vee hull, 75 gal. gas tank,
heavily reinforced hull, stringers & deck,
extremely solid boat, includes all controls &
steering, no engine. $6,000. Call Jeff at 366-
0282
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
25' BERTRAM w/200 hp Johnson, cruise 38
Kts. Call Sidney Sands at 242-365-8028 or
Fax 365-8508


27' HUNTER 1983 shoal draft, 4 berth,
diesel, duty Pd, licensed in Fla. $14,500. Call
Ken at 367-4261 or James 242-394-3768


27' "ADINA" live aboard, fiberglass, elec
start 50 hp Evinrude. See at Abaco Outboards.
$10,000 OBO, Our loss is your gain. Call
305-872-0988
30' SCARAB SPORT 1981 w/twin Yamaha
200 hp 1993 (counter rotate) engines, new
Awlgrip & bottom paint, all canvass covers,
trim tabs, immaculate condition. Duty Pd.
$25,000 firm. Call 366-0065 or 366-0118






31' SPORT FISHERMAN, Diesel powered
235 Volvo, Duty Pd, outriggers, air-
conditioned, liveable. Call Rudy or Benjie
366-0003
35' CRAWFISHING boat, Call Sidney Sands
at 242-365-8028 or Fax 365-8508


36' MUNROE Crawfish boat, 671 GM, 4,000
lb. freezer, stabilizers, Call James at 365-4120
r,


39' SCHUCKER 436 Motorsailer, pilot
house, 1978 Nissan diesel, great equip, perfect
live aboard or extended cruising, washer-
drver, 8KW Westerbeke, air cond. in Marsh


42 FT. ALUMINUM fishing/crawfishing
boat, 5000 lb. freezer, New twin 3208 Cat
engines, 250 hrs. 8 KW Northern Lights gen.
stabilizers. Call 367-3036 or 367-3234


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