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Title: Abaconian
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 12-01-1996
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One Bahamas Celebrated

One Bahamas celebrations on Abaco
Police H Guard Leads Parade were held on November 29th through
Police Honour Guard Leads Parade December 1st. A march and rally on
Friday in Marsh Harbour launched the
S, events followed by a talent show and
cultural extravaganza on Saturday in
Sandy Point and a church service on
Sunday in Treasure Cay.
One Bahamas is a concept conceived
by MP Algernon Allen, Minister of
Youth and Culture to develop a
heightened sense of the oneness of all
Bahamians. The theme is One God, One
People, One Bahamas. It is a concept
which acknowledges the sovereignty of
God as well as bringing all Bahamians
4 together, minimizing their differences.
The events for 1996 were thought to
be better than last year. Many
participated from most of the
communities on Abaco and the
organizers worked to make the feeling of
oneness apparent to the observers.
The rally on Friday began across from
Golden Harvest in Marsh Harbour with
the assembling of school children from
every school on Abaco. They were
joined by the 40 piece Church of God
... Marching Band from Nassau. The event
~ began v ith a flag raising ceremony there.
With police escort and accompanied by
government officials, they then walked
four miles through Marsh Harbour,
George Mortimer leads the tour mile One Bahama, March which began in down town Marsh Harbour and ended Dundas Town and Murphy Town to
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beat 0 as prot ided by the Nass.. .1 Assemblies of God Marching Band and Wesley College's Marching Band.


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Voter Register To
Close in January
The current register of voters will
close on January 31st. The register which
is being closed is one which was opened
in April 1992. A new register listing
must be made every five years. There is
already a new register and everyone must
register on the new listing in order to
qualify to vote in the general election
next year. The new register will be open
until the Prime Minister closes it shortly
after the House of Assembly is
The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon.
Hubert A. Ingraham, has announced,
"Anyone who is not registered in this
new voter registration exercise will not
be on the register of voters once it is
It is expected that 125,000 Bahamians
will vote in the general election to be
held some time next year. Already
70,000 persons are on the register.
The Boundaries Commission will be

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Bishop Qomez Visits Abaco
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By Fr. Chapman
Bishop Drexel Wellington Gomez,
CMG, Lord Bishop of the Diocese of
Nassau and the Bahamas including the
Turks and Caicos Islands, paid his first
visit to the Abacos last month as

diocesan. Bishop Gomez. who is the
twelfth prelate to be elected as bishop of
our diocese, accepted an invitation to
visit the churches in South Abaco. He
arrived on the 16th of November and met


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Page The Abaconian December 1996

Canadian Family Rescued at Sea

A Canadian family was rescued from
the Atlantic Ocean 130 miles north of
Abaco on November 15th after their
sailboat sank due to bad weather. Tom
MacLennan, Peggy Seddon with their
eight-year-old daughter Amy, were
forced into their raft after the rudder on
their 52-foot boat broke off and smashed
a hole in their hull. The boat sank within
20 minutes but that time allowed them to
radio the Coast Guard for help.
The winds that night averaged 45
miles per hour gusting to 50 with seas
more than 20 feet. A rescue aircraft
located them about 20 minutes later but
it took a ship, a Canadian naval vessel,
the St. John's, several hours to reach the
shipwrecked group. After an inflatable
rescue craft got to them, their raft

Register FROM Page 1
meeting soon and will then announce new
boundaries. There will be only 40
members in the House of Assembly
compared to the present 49 members.
The Prime Minister continued, "Early
in the new year we shall return to the
population of The Bahamas and ask for a
mandate to continue the good work we
are doing on their behalf."
He continued, "I would like to
encourage and urge all Bahamians 18
years of age and older to register in the
constituency in which they live, so they
may vote for the candidate or party of
their choice and have a say in selecting
the next government of The Bahamas.

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capsized, causing them to lose their
passports, all their money and the few
possessions they had managed to take in
the raft with them.
The group was taken to Nassau where
officials began helping them to get new
passports and visas. They spoke very
highly of the way many people were
helpful and how many gave them money
to get started again.

Littering Is Fined
The government in Nassau is
prosecuting anyone found littering and
dumping and is asking the courts to give
stiffer fines or community service
sentencing for offenders. Since the
program was initiated in Nassau in
February, a total of $36,440 has been
collected in fines.
Nassau is also actively removing
derelict vehicles and prosecuting any
person dumping vehicles in areas already
cleaned up.


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during this holiday season,

we would like to extend

to all our customers,

our sincere thanks

or your valued business.

Best Wishes

or the New Year from all

of us at Royal Bank.


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December 1996 The Abaconian Page 3

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South Abaco

By Lee Finder
The often postponed School Fun Day
and Fair was finally held on the 23rd of
November. There were barbecued steak
dinners, lots of baked goodies, games
and prizes. A good time was had by all.
They cleared about $1,000. Thanks for
your support.
More problems with generators. Not
only is our standby generator leaking
water badly, but Batelco's generator is
now also giving trouble. Since the
problem began back in October, Batelco
and Cherokee Food Fair have been
running their own generators to take the
load off the community standby which is
filling in till our regular generator is
fixed. However, we are still waiting.
Freeman Roberts has gone above and
beyond the call of duty, literally working
night and day to make sure the generator
keeps going and we all have electricity in
our homes. We all owe him, and others
who have helped by relieving him part of
the time, for all they have done for us.
Thanks, we really do appreciate your
Cherokee All Age School has
implemented a new Student of the
Month award this year. The criteria for
this award is based on grades of an A
and B Average and General Behaviour.
Student of the month for October was
Amanda Sawyer, aged ten years and in
grade 6. She attained A's in all her
subjects and got an Excellent in conduct.
For November the student was Donna
Albury, aged seven years and in grade 3.
She also got A's in all her subjects and
an Excellent in conduct. Congratulations

to these students, keep up the good work.
There is a new volunteer group of
young people which call themselves Club
Cherokee. These young people have been
cleaning the parks and beaches around
town and need to be commended for
their civic-minded efforts. We can all be
proud of our community but we also
know that it takes great effort to keep it
looking good. Again, our appreciation
goes out to our citizens of tomorrow for
helping to keep Cherokee and Abaco a
better place to live.
Christmas is just around the corner
and there are always lots of things going
on in Cherokee. Both churches are
planning parties with gift exchanges for
the children. The school is going to have
a Christmas Play. There will be the
strolling carolers going up and down the
streets the week before the holidays, the
community Candlelight Service, and the
annual tree trimming and Santa's visit to


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Cherokee held their long awaited Cherokee School Fun Day. This fund-raiser supplied the
school with much needed funds for extras supplies. Miss Michelle Lowe, principal, was
appreciative of the cooperation and effort made by the town.

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News of the Cays

Hope Town Casuarina Trees By Vernon Malone Christine Bethel and John Cartwright
By Dan McCully Residents are being urged to cut down The town was happy to see so many were married on the 9th of November
Fire Truck casuarina trees and plant in their place a visitors in town for the Thanksgiving with Rev. Carla Culmer officiating.
ire Truck variety of native shrubs and vines which holiday. They were pleased to see some Christine is the daughter of Capt.
The Hope Town Volunteer Fire will protect the land, especially the sand old friends and many new ones. Tommy and Diane Bethel. The couple
Brigade has ordered a new fire truck dune. Erosion is a real problem on the St. James Methodist Church has a honeymooned in Canada.
from Japan and is having it sent to the dune which protects the island. Casuarina variety of services commemorating the Town Parking
United States to be fitted out. It will trees drop their needles and kill the Christmas season. The youth Christmas The property in front the Hope Town
carry approximately 500 gallons of water ground cover making the dune Program will be held on the 20th of Harbour Lodge is being developed as a
and can be operated by as small a crew susceptible to wind erosion, water December at 7:30 p.m. Foreday parking area. The residents of Hope
as two persons. This truck will allow the erosion and human traffic patterns. But Meetings will take place on the 22nd, Town raised the money for bulk-heading
fire brigade to respond to a fire much the root systems of the casuarina do not 23rd and 24th of December at 5:30 a.m. and filling the area. Additional monies
quicker than in the past. The truck, in provide the necessary protection. These devotionals began years ago when will have to be raised to complete the
addition to carrying its water supply, will Native plants begin to cover the area the fishermen would go to church to bulk-heading and paving.
be able to pump from both sea and fresh shortly after the casuarinas and their worship before leaving on their voyages. A suggestion is being presented to
water. They hope to have the truck needles are removed. The annual Candlelight Service will be combine it with a arts pavilion and
operational around the first of the year. Pre-School Now Open on the 24th of December at 7:30 p.m.
Clay Wilhoyte, Fire Chief, did much T M H i t PLEASE SEE Cays Page 35
The Mission House is the site of a
research to get a truck which would
maneuver the narrow roads as well as pre-school which is providing a great I
tnn experience of the young children of Hope
carry the necessary equipment.
The truck will be housed at the Fire Town. The games, songs and learning
he l be ed at t experiences are fun. It is directed by
House which has been cleaned out and Krissy Gape and Lisa Key. What Do You Mean. .
has new d s a. Krissy Gape and Lisa Key. W hat Do You Mean...
has new doors and a new driveway.Dinghy Race-
The Fire Brigade is a very dedicated e T ns fit aco The Art Gallery
Hope Town's first Abaco Dinehy race
group of volunteers who work diligently o H Tw i nt r i e ,'
of the season is scheduled for December IS r S rB
to learn procedures both in fire fighting 1 l
7th. Call Skip Shaw on VHF Ch. 16
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Page 8 The Abaconlan December 1996
Central Abaco
Abaco Central would like to extend Mrs. Gertrude Simms died at her the 21st of December. Cocktails will be
Murphy Town congratulations to Govini and her home in Murphy Town on November served at 7 p.m. with dinner following at
By Royann Swain teachers for all the hard work they did. 10th. She is survived by her mother Mrs. 8 p.m. This will be under the patronage
Student Is Honoured Govini was successful in ten subjects Christine Simms, son Delvern, daughter of Mr. John Rolle, Controller of
Abaco Central Secondary is proud to receiving seven A's. Govini is presently Carla and a host of relatives and friends. Customs, and Mr. Strachan, Acting
boast of its great achievement in the studying in New York at Hunter College By Ena Mae Parker Director of Immigration. Special surprise
recent BGCSE exams. The school has where she is majoring in bio-chemistry. The Town Committee will be having a live entertainment will be featured.
placed first on the island of Abaco and She is the daughter of Mr. Kripanand Christmas Treat for the community Tickets are $30 and can be obtained by
second over all the schools in The Mohan, teacher at Abaco Central High, children on the 21st of December at 5 contacting Customs or Immigration.
Bahamas! This remarkable achievement and Mrs. Sita Mohan, teacher at Dundas p.m. at the Abaco Central Park. They There is a limited number of tickets
was made possible by former student Ms. Town Primary. are expecting a visit from Santa Claus. available. Civil servants and the public
Govini Mohan, who obtained first place The annual awards presentation was Marsh Harbour are invited.
overall in three subjects: Geography, held on November 19th in Nassau. Ball Is Planned Junior Achievers
Religious Knowledge and Food and Goviri was represented by her father, By Marsha Stubbs "T.I.C." (The Island Creators), is the
Nutrition. who received her awards. She got three name of a Junior Achievers group which
Customs and Immigration officials are
beautiful plaques, one for each subject and Immigration offi s re has been started. They have already had
award and a fourth plaque for the school. planning a ball to be held at the Great
award and a fourth plaque for the school. Abaco Beach Resort, Below Decks on PLEASE SEE Central Page39
Well done, Govini!
Deaths */ f4iur 8iai ar 9/, i h tieBiwa M*la t/eiSaie '#aMa~ k r 4Sia e/1a e ,t ra i eut
Mrs. Rose Davis died at her home in
Murphy Town on November 8th. She
was buried on November 10th. She is
survived by her husband, Raymond;
eight children, Tom, Carl, Clyde and
Scott Davis; Mrs. Ettamae Williams,
Mrs. Sheila Simms, Mrs. Gloria Mills /
., and Ms. Maggie Davis of Freeport; and ILL U S I S 1
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T4e CdAo Sao,...Make Christmas Meaningful

This is the season of Advent, the
weeks before we celebrate the birth of
Jesus on Christmas Day. Advent is
observed in many churches as the time
of anticipation of the celebration of this
great event which changed forever the
history of mankind. It is a time for
Christians to remember the past and tc:
look forward, a time for reflection o0
our lives and for pondering the future. Ih
is a time for all of us to contemplate our
individual lives and use this occasion to

1?etSte lo

Tribute to a Ferry Captain
Dear Editor,
This morning a friend and I travelled
on Albury's Ferry to Hope Town. Our
captain was Beverly Sands and what a
very pleasant trip it was!
She spoke openly and friendly among
all the passengers (most were visitors) as
we were getting ready to leave the dock
and upon our arrival in Hope Town. At
each stop she took great pleasure in
explaining exactly where we were and
answered questions in such a helpful and
informative way.
I was very impressed to see how much
pride she had operating her vessel and
visiting among our guests.
She is a true asset to Albury's Ferry
and to Abaco!
Brenda Mitchell
Thanks for Help
Dear Sir,
The other night they brought a young
Haitian girl to me who was critically sick
and had to be flown to a hospital in
Nassau. This letter is to thank the people

Fax us your
News at 367-3677

put our lives in perspective.
In Bethlehem a baby was born quietly
while the world all around was sleeping.
Yet this baby became the pivotal person
of history, the one whom we all
worship. He is the one who calls us to
follow His example, to live a Christian
So it is appropriate for us to consider
if we are living the best we can, if we
are fulfilling our lives in ways which are
meaningful, if we are living i:'
accordance to the principles and tenets

who immediately jumped in and
accomplished this miracle in a very short
time. The clinic for their
professionalism, a religious group for
financial assistance, Abaco Air for being
here and most of all Trauma One. We
should all make contributions to them at
Christmas. They are a Godsend to our
community, and I hope on one takes
them for granted because,
There but for the grace of God go I
Garbage on Forest Drive
Dear Sir,
Please let me have some space to ask
a question. Why do we have to walk
through garbage every day on Forest
Drive on our way to school? I went one
time into the mud and was cleaner.
A Student
Asking for Help
The family of the late Donald S.
Russell wishes to ask for your help in
eliminating some of the financial burden
incurred as a result of his recent illness.
Donations may be sent to the Canadian
Imperial Bank of Commerce, c/o Donald
Russell's Medical Fund or to his son-in-
law, William (Billy) Roberts, P.O. Box
AB 20097, Marsh Harbour. Any
assistance whatsoever will be greatly

that the Babe of Bethlehem has taught
At this holiday time we should
examine our priorities. We can prepare
to celebrate His birth by making changes
in our lives which will make us a better
person. How do we go about doing this?
This would be a good time to repair
any relationships which have
deteriorated. Perhaps harsh words were
exchanged, mayby someone got angry,
the relationship is poor and the problerr
is still unresolved. Now would be a good
time to reach out to that person and
make amends.
This is a good time to reach out to
others not so fortunate as ourselves.
Perhaps elderly persons who are lonely
or house-bound would appreciate a visit
or some errands run. Maybe someone
you know needs some extra attention, a

child would appreciate being read to.
someone sick would be encouraged b-
some work done or a hot meal.
Everyone is busy buying gifts for
their family and friends but we
encourage you this year to give to those
you do not know, reach out to strangers,
to outcasts. It is always easy to to love
our family but the Babe of Bethlehem
demonstrated that he loved the
undesirable, even the ones who rejected
Him. He showed us true love. Now He
challenges us to follow His example.
The Advent season is an appropriate
time to make changes that will not only
benefit others but bring us true
May the blessings of the season be
yours as you follow the light of the star
to the manger to worship, then to go out
to show that light to others.

The Abaconian
Published monthly
David & Kathleen Ralph
Editors & Publishers
P.O. Box AB 20551
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Phone 242-367-2677 Fax 367-3677
E-mail davralph@batelnet.bs
Teresa Albury, Annabelle Cross, Fr.
Chapman, Davidson Hepburn, Frank
Hepburn, Candace Key, Dan McCully,
Austin Mills, Norma Jean Mills,
Starlene Nairn, Chere Pinder, Lee
Pinder, Ruth Pinder, Leslie Rolle,
Ruthmae Rolle, Agatha Russell,
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Drive. Shown above is one of the first shops to open, Simcoe Jewellers, owned by Derrick
Albury. Pictured are Linda Pinder, helping to decorate and display the jewellery and Mr.
Albury's son.
Inspectors Checking Grocery Pricing

Price control inspectors have been
making unannounced visits to shops on
Grand Bahama and Eleuthera issuing
warnings- and in some cases are
prosecuting for the over pricing of bread-
basket items.
The government regulates the prices of
many basic items such as oil, flour,
sugar, rice, butter, evaporated milk,
mayonnaise, corned beef and tomato
paste. These prices are listed on a
schedule which all grocery stores are
required to post. The government also
requires that grocery stores price all
items in their shops and will not allow
them to sell outdated products.
There is also government control of

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petroleum products which the inspectors
were checking.
The inspectors recently checked some
stores on Abaco but at this time no
details were available.

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School News

S.C. Bootle
By Leslie Rolle, Principal
S.C. Bootle Secondary began the 1996
school year with a changing of the guard.
Mr. Green, who had served as principal
for two years, was replaced by another
veteran educator who is no stranger to
Abaco. Having taught in Cherokee Sound
for four years and then at Marsh Harbour
Primary for two years, each time as
principal, Mr. Leslie Rolle can boast of
twenty-four years in total as a teacher in
the educational system of the Bahamas.
Joining Mr. Rolle as new teachers at
S.C. Bootle are Mr. Franco Moncur,
Art; Mr. Kevin Hepburn, Mathematics;
Mrs. Prudence Wellington, Language
Arts; Mrs. Iris Johnson, Mathematics;
Mrs. Verona Jordane, Science and Home
Economics; Mr. Boadh Singh, Wood
Work and Graphical Communication and
Ms. Cynthia James, Language Arts. This
brings the compliment of teachers at S.C.
Bootle to 25. It is envisioned that this
new cadre of teachers with the existing
teaching staff will create a team that will
catapult this school from its present
dismal position to one that will be the
envy of all secondary schools throughout
The Bahamas.
Already we are seeing very positive
strides towards this end. Students and
teachers are displaying a deeper sense of
pride and commitment to rebuilding the
image of S.C. Bootle. On any given day
the campus is litter-free and there have
not been any fights among the students
which is something bemusing, since S.C.
Bootle had gained notoriety in that regard
due to the numerous fist, bottle and rock
fights that occurred so frequently.
Last school year is not one that we are
very proud of in terms of our national
examination results. Although we
received the award for best individual
performance nationally in BJC
Mathematics (Angelo Hardeen) and we
scored a few A's and B's on both BJC
and BGCSE examinations, over all the
results were dismal with the majority of
students scoring well below average. We
have since put that behind us and already
teachers are reporting an improvement in
the work attitude of students so there is
reason to be optimistic that next year's
results will be reflective of the new
attitude that students are now displaying
towards their work.
We have also established school clubs
and students as well as teachers have
been very receptive to the idea. Our
clubs include the following: drama club,
debating club, sports club, beautification

club, student Christian movement,
science club, reading club and drill
squad. Clubs meet on a fortnightly basis
and so far this has been a plus for the
Also we are in the formative stage of
publishing a news letter. As with the
clubs, students will head this effort with
a teacher acting only in the capacity of
coach and advisor. The school's library
has been revitalized. Students of S.C.
Bootle are exposed to the same benefits
as students who attend any other
secondary school in the Bahamas.
Someone used the phrase, "A new day
has dawned in S.C. Bootle." I think that
is a fitting description of the mission that
we have set for S.C. Bootle Secondary
Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday.
Abaco Central
December is usually a quiet month for
news at most high schools as students are
getting their heads down for end of term
examinations, so this month our activities
have been somewhat' less than the norm.
The major event, of course, was the
visit of His Excellency, Sir Orville
Turnquest, to Abaco to launch the One
Bahamas celebrations. The march and
rally which followed on the 29th of
November was led by a rousing band
from Nassau, including two of our
former students, Evar Mclntosh, son of

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District Superintendent, Mr. and Mrs.
Jackson McIntosh, and Donrica Burrows.
The band was quite superb and the four-
mile walk involving all the schools in
Abaco seemed light work. Truly, we
were One Bahamas.
The march ended at the campus on
Forest Drive, and everyone was treated
to a variety of entertainment including
the Abaco trio, three Abaco Central High
boys in perfect harmony. Marc Philistin,
Anderson Alcime and Gibson Johnson,
these boys can sing, pure quality.
Regular activities, meanwhile, carry
on. The scout troop, lead by Mr. Huel
Moss, continues to expand. Each scout
received recognition for a variety of
awards in a school assembly. Well done
to each scout concerned.
The Interact Club continues to flourish
and looks forward to distributing parcels
of food hampers to people in the

community. The collection was made by
the caring students at the school who
wished to express their concern for
The Junior Achievers Club members
have been selling their stocks and are
launching their new 'company.'
Mr. Kripanand Mohan collected
awards for Govini at a special ceremony
in Nassau to recognize outstanding
performers in the national BGCSE
examinations. As reported last month,
Govini achieved outstanding results in
her grade 12 examinations and the
,previous year it had been Jana Albury.
There were many close behind these two.
Students from Abaco Central can and do
Hope Town School
By Candace Key
Staff and students were glad to have
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Local Government

- at Work

Following are some of the issues
recently considered by Local Government
for Central Abaco. Unless noted, all items
relate to Central Abaco.

Council November 11, 1996
Budget: A special meeting was he.dl to
consolidate and justify town improvements
within the $12,000 promised each town by
central government. This is to offset some
of the shortfall to the towns when the
budget was finalized last summer.
Requests included $500 to renovate the
post office building at the far end of
Dundas town as a postal facility. Fencing
in several towns was planned as well as
cemetery improvements. One of Murphy
Town's requests was for a gazebo and boat
ramp improvements on the water: ont.
Guana Cay needs a replacement garbage
truck. Street signs were a common request
for several towns.
Marsh Harbour will construct a small
park area on the airport road at th, fish
pond, put in additional sidewalks near
Abaco Towns, and improve the Crossing
Beach area.
Works compound supervisor, Mr.
Woodside, returned to Nassau on
November 15th. Three applications were
submitted for the vacated position.
Plans are being prepared in Nassau for
fencing at the High School and will be
reviewed on their arrival by Coincil
members serving on the school comn ,ltee.

Council- November 26
A continuation of the earlier road
improvements should resume in -arly
December and will include work on
unfinished roads Marsh Harbour, Dundas
Town and Murphy Town.
Cable Bahamas is expected to begin
their Abaco installation for cable TV
service in early 1997. The company asked
for land for their installation through a
request to the Cabinet in Nassau which was
forwarded to the Council for their
approval. They asked for the rn missile
tracking site in Nogis Swamp beside Don
MacKay Boulevard going to the airport.
Council members requested a site plan
with buildings and antennas before giving
approval as they felt that since this road is
the main entrance into Marsh Harbour, it
did not need anything of an industrial
Cable Bahamas stated they expect to
put $100,000 into land improvements
exclusive of buildings. The members will
make their recommendation after seeing
the nature of the improvements. The
council may also recommend an alternate




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The Chairman of the Tourism Advisory
Committee, Roosevelt McIntosh, wrote
asking to be temporarily relieved of his
position due to health problems. The
Deputy Chairman, Monty Albury, will fill
this void.
The need for a building inspector is
becoming more urgent and a notice will be
posted for this position. One application
has been received.
Administrator Hart closed the meeting
by asking the members to consider visiting
either singularly or as a group town or city
meetings in Florida when they are there to
see how others conduct their town's

Licensing November 12
Applications were all for routine
businesses with no liquor applications.
Several applications were approved for
businesses planning to move into the new
Memorial Plaza building.

Port Authority November 13
Two moorings were approved, one off
Tilloo Cay and one in Man-O-War
Harbour. The Man-O-War application


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included a mooring form that Man-O-War
has been using for seven years and gives
detailed information on the location and
construction details. The board decided that
this form should become the standard for
all mooring applications.
A form for dredging and other coastal
construction is under review.
The Deborah K is now owned by a Hope
Town individual and anchored in Marsh
Harbour adjacent to the main shipping
channel. The Board felt that it should be
moved to another location that is less
traveled and authorized a letter to the
owner to that effect.
Sunsail uses an area behind their

operation for yacht storage during
hurricane threats. The piling and manner in
which their charter boats are tied there
during a storm threat prevents small boats
from having access to the boat ramp at the
head of the harbour. The board asked
Sunsail to redesign their storage area to
allow small boats to maintain access to the

Town Committee Hope Town
December 2, 1996
This was Hope Town's first public
town meeting since the new committee
was formed in August. Guests included
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Ingraham Outlines Future at FNM Convention

On November 15th Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham gave the final speech at
the closing session of the FNM convention
in Nassau. The long speech highlighted
many issues he will work to implement if
given the opportunity of a second term in

Abaco Animals Require Kindness
(AARK) held a planning session November
14th at the Jib Room in Marsh Harbour.
Chris Roberts, President of the group,
chaired the discussions which included the
long range aims and goals of the group.
AARK is a volunteer group concerned with
the care and long range outlool, for
homeless dogs and cats.
The group is faced with a shortage of
manpower and funds to further its o 'ginal
goal of neutering stray and abandoned
dogs and cats, then finding foster homes
for them.
AARK will continue to assist when
animals need attention which owners
cannot afford. The group would also like to
do more in the education of children

Among the issues which would affect
Abaco are:
Telephone service in every community
by the end of 1998.

concerning pet responsibility.
The group discussed revising their
charter/constitution to allow more
flexibility in their approach to the stray
animal problem, they should have the
authority to pursue realistic goals within
their financial and manpower capabilities.
Several neutering clinics have been held
where owners had their pets neutered for
$45 which is half the normal $90 fee. This
program was successful as approximately
160 animals were neutered through AARK
The group is planing to sponsor several
more neutering clinics. One in Marsh
Harbour in early 1997 and another izn the
Treasure Cay or Cooper's Town area in
early summer.

A three year $10,000,000 program to
teach skills to single mothers to enable
them to. become independent. Included
would be skills such as industrial sewing
and design, handcraft making, painting and
Businesses employing young graduates
will receive tax concessions on real
property tax and business license fees.
Materials and seed money will be
offered to civic groups willing to donate
labour to repair homes of the aged, indigent
or handicapped persons.
Community service will be included in
the requirements for high school
graduation. Some areas which would

qualify for service are working
government clinics, early education
centers, children's reading centers, public
libraries and museums, charities and
church outreach programs. This is not an
inclusive list and would probably be
tailored in the Family Islands to suit the
less structured social opportunities.
Beginning with the next school year,
10th and llth grade students will be
included in the "day work release" program
which is now for 12th grade students only.
Spanish will soon be introduced in the
primary schools as a second langual'e to
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Shell Celebrates
Shell Bahamas is celebrating its 50th
anniversary in the Bahamas. It began
service to the Family Island in 1961,
making deliveries with a fleet of tankers
that carried petroleum products directly
to the customers and it remains the
leading oil company in the Family
For many of the Family Islands it is
the only oil company present. Abaco now
has a storage installation in Murphy
Town supplied by coastal tankers which
then transport the fuel to a number of
cays. At the storage installation there is
a capacity of 100,000 gallons of gasoline,
75,000 gallons of diesel, 10,000 gallons
of kerosene, 30,000 gallons of aviation
fuel and 42,000 gallons of LPG.
Additionally there are 338,000 gallons
stored on the various cays. The Abaco
island manager is Quentin Bastian.
Shell Bahamas was the first oil
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lead-free gas. They began offering it in
1988 in response to public demand to
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December 1996 The Aba~olanan Page 17
North Abaco

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Shamona and Shamara CoPer
Little Abaco
Crown Haven
By Agatha Russell
Twin girls were born on the 18th of
November to Hiram and Angela Cooper
of Crown Haven. The babies were born
at Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport.
Shamona weighed six pounds and
Shamara weighed five pounds. The twins
will join one other girl and three boys in
the family.

Fox Town
By Norma Jean Mills
Pastor Tyrone and Mrs. Doreen Mills
of Fox Town had a baby boy on the 4th
of November at Princess Margaret
Hospital. His name is Travon Tyrone
Mills and he weighed in at seven pounds
13 ounces.
By Mr. Austin Mills
End of term exams begin on the 5th of
December for the Fox Town School.
Report Card Day will be the 20th of
Zion Baptist Church is planning its
annual Christmas Concert on the 12th of

December at 6:30 p.m.
Cooper's Town
By Slarlene Nairn
S.C. Bootle High School will be hold
a fund-raising fair and raffle on the 14th
of December. The raffle tickets are
available for $1 each for 14 prizes to be
drawn at the fair. In addition to the raffle
there will be lots of games, food and
drinks. The fair will be held at the school
Following the fair there will be a
romantic evening of dancing in the
school auditorium.

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Abaco Boys Play Basketball in Nassau

Two Abaco boys are attending high
school in Nassau and have become star
athletes. Nevillo Williams and Deshon
Kemp are enrolled at the S.C.
McPherson High School and both are
doing excellently on the basketball team.
This is their first year and they are both
in grade 11. Their coach is proud of

SBusiness Briefs
Boathouse Restaurant in White
Sound, Hope Town, is now open after
remodeling and has expanded to seat 60
in the dining room with an additional
seating for 40 on the deck outside. It is
under the management of Margaret
Carey and the food is prepared by Chef
Norris Smith. Bahamian food with a
European flair is featured. The dining
room is air conditioned and overlooks the
marina and pool. The music of Derik
Gape entertains on Friday nights. On
Sunday the hours their lunch menu is
served is extended from 11:30 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. when they close.
Guana Beach Resort will begin a
major renovation and expansion project
in January. They will be renovating the
present hotel rooms and restaurant and
will build a dockside compound 'with
additional rooms and support facilities.
They will be closed for several months
but will be ready for the summer season.
Their promotional material can be seen
on the Internet at guanabeach.com
Major's Air Service is now providing
regular daily flights between Freeport
and Treasure Cay as well as between
Freeport and Marsh Harbour. They also
provide service between Freeport, Sandy
Point and Moore's Island twice per
week. They have-a fleet of seven planes
having recently added a $1.7 million 15-
seat Beachcraft 99, a turbine prop jet.
They have six pilots and a total of 20
employees. They fly charters as well as
having scheduled service. Roosevelt A.
Major of Freeport is the proprietor. They
can be contacted at 352-5778 phone or
352-5788 fax.
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This is a notice to anyone interested
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December 1996 The Abaconian Page 19

Rotary Club Celebrates 25 Years

By Ruth Pinder
On November 9th The Rotary Club of
Abaco celebrated its Silver Anniversary
with a banquet in the Great Abaco Resort
Pavilion. This capped off a week of
activities which included a mini-fair that
afternoon at Yamaha Park.
At the dinner Rotary President Reg
Patterson presented a brief history of the
twenty-five years of service during which
the Rotary Club provided equipment for

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Castaway Cay (Gorda Cay) off Sandy
Point. They are looking for singers,
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as well as dance and musical variety acts.
The first cruise ship is expected to be
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the Marsh Harbour Fire Department, a
two-way radio for Hole-in-the-Wall light
station, housing for the aged, a basketball
court for the youth, home repairs for the
indigent, help for the aged and has
quietly initiated and contributed to many
school and community projects. He
stressed that the Rotary Club continues to
follow the Rotary motto of "Service
Above Self."
Tribute was paid to Lindsay Scott,
Founding Father of Rotary on Abaco and
its Charter President. He also launched a
number of other civic organizations,
among them Regatta Time in Abaco and
Abaco Life.
Special guests at the banquet included
the Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon.
Frank Watson, presidents of all five
Nassau Rotary Clubs and the District
Governor's Representative, Brendan
Guest speaker for the evening was Dr.
Davidson Hepburn, past Ambassador to
the United Nations, who spoke on Unity
Is Strength. The Rotary Club honoured
Dr. Hepburn by making him a Paul
Harris Fellow. This is the highest honour
that Rotary gives in recognition of
service to the community.

Mr. Davidson Hepburn, lef. is presented with a Paul Harris Award at a recent meeting
of the Rotary Club of Abeco. Presenting this top award is Brendan Watson, Rotary's
District Governor's Representative.

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Page 20 The Abaconian December 1996

Immigration Policy Will Change

Legislation is proposed which will give
status to foreign spouses of Bahamians.

If it is passed into law, it would mean
that these spouses will be able to live and
work in the Bahamas on payment of a
fixed yearly fee.
Also proposed is new inheritance
legislation which would give all children
of a marriage equal inheritance rights of
their father's estate. Children born out of
wedlock would not share in that
inheritance. All children whether born in
wedlock or out of wedlock would share
in their mother's inheritance.

The marriage bf Cindy Francis Sawyer
and Frankie Hubert Bethel took place on
October 19th at the Aldersgate Methodist
Church in Marsh Harbour. Rev. Charles
Carey officiated. A reception followed at
Great Abaco Beach Resor .

Mr. and Mrs. David Ralph are pleased to
announce that their daughter Anne Ralph
is engaged to Wesley Allen and will be
married on February 22,dc, 1996. The
wedding will take plac- in Athens,
Georgia, where they both ,Feside.



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December 1996

Page 22 The Abaconian December 1996

More Local Government News

Local FROM Page 13
Administrator Everette Hart and ASP
George Mortimer who both addressed the
meeting. The commitment this committee
makes to their town is evident by the fact
that they have met 16 times since August.
Accomplishments included:
A full time nurse.
A reconstructed public upper dock.
Continuing road work.
Some problems facing Hope Town
which need debate or attention are:
Access to beaches
Traffic problems including:
Parking from Lodge to Post Office
Vehicle disposal
Speeding in town and on island
Limiting vehicle size
Uniform lights on golf carts
Vehicle access through town
Sunshine Parking Lot An
architect's rendition was presented
concerning a gazebo/music stand for
placement on government filled land in
front of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge.
Details have not been submitted to the
Town Committee and further discussion
is expected. Further work is necessary on
the retaining wall as fill is eroding into
the harbour. The retaining wall was
financed from donations from town
people. The winter residents are
proposing to raise money for the gazebo.
Town Planning December 3
A Dundas Town complaint was heard
concerning a house being built in

Fisherman Jailed
in Florida
A fisherman from Hollywood, Florida,
has been jailed for a year for illegally
importing fish from Bahamian waters to
the United States. He will then face a
two-year term of supervised release as
well as forfeiture of the catch seized,
about $2,700. The United States court
tried him under criminal law rather than
civil law because of the severity of the
case. Records show that over a period of
ten months he had imported $70,000
worth of fish, violating both Bahamian
and American law.
He had been arrested in The Bahamas
twice for exceeding the sportfishing bag
limits. He was investigated by U.S.
undercover agents who made two trips
with him. American and Bahamian
authorities worked closely on the case.




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variance of the original approved plan.
This was referred back to the Town
Committee to be dealt with. The
infraction was primarily of an esthetic
nature and Town Planning felt that the
community should decide on the
acceptability of the structure.
The Marsh Harbour Marina
condominium proposal was questioned
by Pelican Shore residents. The general
concept is acceptable but some design
elements needed clarification. The 'rard
suggested less units and better parking,
The Board wants more details incl-:.ing
sewerage disposal arrangements before
taking further action.
A & A Food Store was inspected! by
the Health Department and must make
changes to septic tank and g-rbage
storage and disposal.
Marsh Harbour Exporters and
Importers submitted plans for a new
building which was passed pending
satisfactory clarification of several
Plans were approved for gazebos to be
built at the pond on Don MacKay
Boulevard near the old missile trLa. t.ing

Hope Town held a public Town Meeting on December 2nd to discuss many issues of the
community. Guest speakers for the night were ASP Mortimer and Administrator Everette

station as part of a beautification e n nrt.
Occupancy permits will be rec' : red
beginning in January before anyone can
move into new house.
The Board expects there will be a
building inspector and health inspector
in place by early next year. The building
inspector will make three inspections
during construction progress.

[Ed: We attend many committee
meetings but cannot cover them al( We
attempt to report on the meetings '.f the
CentralAbaco Council and their app,: nted
committees. Visits are made randomly to
various town meetings and summary
reports published. If your town debates
issues which need broader covtage,
please bring them to our attention. ,


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December 1996 The Albaconian Page 23

Police Asks Community Help

ASP Mortimer and Administrator Hart
both ask the general public to be
supportive of the police and work with
them to make this a better community. A
recent police development is community
policing where the police members take a
more active role as members of the
Summons will still be issued when
circumstances warrant. However, there is
an active effort to defuse situations so

"Toys for Tots"
Rotary Club of Abaco will be
collecting used and discarded toys to be
given to needy families in the area. Toys
can be taken to the "bell ringers" stationed,
outside the Golden Harvest and Abaco
Market each Saturday before Christmas.
The Rotary Club asks that you look at
your toy collection and donate any which
are no longer used by your children.

court imposed solutions are not necessary.
Individuals who require a punishment are
now frequently given community sF-vice
instead of a jail sentence.
Mr. Mortimer asks community
members and leaders to work with him
concerning undesirable elements and
criminal activities within their
communities. Mr. Mortimer would rather
work to solve minor problems before
situations escalate into major issues.
The police recently talked with
members and leaders of the Haitian Mud
and Pigeon Pea communities in Marsh
Harbour and were well received there.
The police and the Island Administrator
both ask the Haitian community members
to work to keep their area clean and stay
within the legal framework of the
Bahamas. The residents there have been
asked to work with the police to keep the
bad elements to a minimum.

Obituaries Residents and Friends

Stacey Sandy Malone, 13, passed
away in the hospital in Nassau on
November 25th. Her funeral was at the
Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel on
November 28th. Burial was at the Marsh
Harbour Public Cemetery. Pastor David
Cartwright officiated.
Sracey was a student at Abaco Central
High School and was in the eighth grade.
She had a life-lon medicalproblem-
which finally took her life.
She is survived by her mother Rosie
Malone; her father Gregory M, lone;
brothers Dana, Martin and Carlos;
grandparents Bessy and Tommy Pinder;
grandmother Sybil Malone; great-
grandfather, Albert Albury; aunts,
Arnette Long, Shirley and Lenora
Pinder, Jillian Albury, Sharon Snyder
and Linda Christopher; uncles, Calvin
and Danny Pinder, Dickie Malone, Greg
Albury and Kenny Long; and many other
relatives and friends.
Donald S. Russell, 54, of Marsh
Harbour passed away on November 21st


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extended illness. The funeral was held in
Nassau on November 23rd and interment
was ip Marsh Harbour.
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Russell; daughters Lisa Roberts and
Donnita Hill; son Richard R:-ssell;
granddaughter Ashley Hill; father
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son-in-law Billy Roberts; and other
relatives and friends.
The family asked for donations to Mr.
Russell's Medical Fund in lieu of
Gertrude Simms, 42, of Murphy
Town passed away on November 11th.
The funeral was at Zion Baptist Church
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Murphy Town Public Cemetery.
She is survived by her mother,
Christine; son Delverne; daughter Carla
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National News

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The Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
made a recent trip to Canada to generate
interest among Canadian investors in
Bahamian investment opportunities.
During the ten day trip he traveled
extensively explaining the competitive
advantages of investing in The Bahamas.
His official delegation included ten top
financial government people.
In addition to the government
delegation, more than 25 individuals
from the private sector were also
involved, meeting with a variety of
Canadian companies and organizations.

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December 1996 The Abaconian Page 25

The Role Angels Play in Our Lives

By Lee Finder
Down through the ages angels have
been a part of our lives as symbols of
goodness, kindness and mercy but most
importantly as our connection between
heaven and earth.

Do you believe in angels? Many do.
During the trial of O.J. Simpson the
Brown family wore angel pins. After the
Oklahoma City bombing 300 children
received stuffed angels to help them get
over the trauma. Angels are a part of
many religions and they are mentioned in
one way or another in the Bible nearly
300 times.
Supposedly angels give you a nice
feeling of warmth and love that washes
all over you. They have no specific size,
neither big nor small, but assume
whatever form they like. We imagine
them as winged figures floating in the
sky, living in the clouds and presiding
over paradise.
While all angels are good, our
guardian angels are here to watch over
us, guide us and keep us safe. How
many of us have not had a near accident

or life-threatening scare. Our guardian
angel also calms us and gives us peace of
mind in times of crises. They are only a
heart beat away. It is said you will know
when they are near by seeing a feather
floating in the air when no source can be
found, the tinkling of a tiny bell coming
from nowhere in particular, the dipping
of electric lights for no apparent reason
or the flickering of a candle in a quiet
still room.
They have been known to make a
super hero from a nick-of-time rescuer.
They also work in many small ways
every day such as helping to find a lost
set of keys or make a meringue fluff
higher. Little things that lift our spirits
and make us feel good but we know
down deep it was really none of our
Many of us depend on our guardian
angels everyday. He or she is our alter-
ego, our imaginary friend, our

conscience. We even give them names,
like Clarence in It's a Wonderful Life.
Angels have been the subject of many
Hollywood movies or TV sitcoms as well
as countless books and song titles. Many
of us top our Christmas trees with them
or make holiday sugar cookies and who
doesn't like angel food cake?
The essential angelic message is "Fear
not" which can be very soothing in these
stressful times and they offer us
unconditional "love."
Angels are not always from another
world. They are a kind word or that
sweet embrace from a dear friend. They
can be found in the thoughtful neighbour
who brings us a plate of food or visits us
when we're sick or the teacher who gives
new hope to a troubled student.
Hopefully their presence, whether real or
imagined, will help make our part of the
world a better place in which to live. So
let's keep on believing.

Rotary Club of Abaco will be collecting
used and discarded toys to be given to
needy families in the area. Toys can be
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the Golden Harvest and Abaco Market

each Saturday before Christmas. The
Rotary Club asks that you look at your toy
collection and donate any which a'r no
longer used by your children.

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Page 26 The Abaconlan December 1996

[Ed. note: Our Viewpoint this month
is from a speech given to the Rotary t I S tt
Club of Abaco on November 9th on the
occasion of their 25th anniversary. Guest
speaker was Dr. Davidson Hepburn from to lose interest. Fourthly, leaders of 51 n
speaker was Dr. Davidson Hepburn from
Nassau.] I am certainly not ruling out the fact world banded themselves toj
B Daids H that there will be conflicts, disagreements succeeding generations for tl
By Davidson Hepburn and frustrations as we strive to build war. They formed an or
We are on the thresho o the 2 togetherness. When it works, though, we bring all nations under th
century. What does that mean to an experience unspeakable joy. When it international law. The birth
organization such as Rotary? Needless to does not work, we have to blame Nations did not end strife
say it is going to present challenges. The ourselves because we give up too easily conflicts but it eliminated a
only way we are going to manage is by and blame external factors. I want to war and controlled the use
establishing a united front, accepting the make it clear that unity is indivisible. It weapons.
view that change is constant and cannot be compromised by all the Today there are 1
determine the kind of plan or program baggage we bring. represented. The vast dil
that we are going to develop in order to Secondly, unity calls for wisdom, opinions call for endless n
make our community a better place to Throughout history whenever people
live. were of one accord, they prospered; but SEPCO SOL
In many ways that is part of Rotary's the moment they started to bicker,
motto. Members pride themselves on everything went awry. I daresay that
being service oriented but there may be without wise leadership and cooperative
some flaws that need special attention followers, Rotary International would
before the efforts can be truly recognized long have bitten the dust. or wall, or e
or implemented. I will make some The fact that it is no longer an Ideal For Marinas, Do
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Nevertheless, if we ignore the message it getting more things done than before. All
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breakdown that will gradually erode the interdependence. FLOUR HOUS
foundations of our organization, Thirdly, we are in a confused state
community and family. It sound very about everything. It is the best of times,
menacing, but it is true. it is the worst of times, it is the age of
I fully understand that when we talk wisdom, it is the age of foolishness. One
about oneness and unity we are dealing interpretation we can make is that we
with words that sound good and right but cannot afford to let situations get out of
if the theory differs from practice, then hand. We have to strive harder to
we are in trouble. Practice takes more promote the atmosphere of unity and do
time and energy; and if there does not all that we can to maintain it.
seem to be any progress, individuals tend On the Marsh Harbo

nations of the
gether to save
he scourge of
ganization to
e banner of
of the United
or regional
another world
e of nuclear

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fferences of
meetings and

dialogue but they are the glue that holds
the world together. The United Nations
has peace-keeping forces in troubled
areas of the world while they talk about
the need for unity. The United Nations
truly reflects the theory "No man is an
island unto himself. Each is a part of the
Finally, these philosophical ideas hold
a powerful message for uniting us
together as one people. Detractors delight
in dividing, in pitting black against
white, rich against poor, youth against
age, male against female. These things
are true, but if we take stock of the

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A Christmas Carol Service, sponsored by the Ministry of Youth and Culture, was held on
December 5th across from Golden Harvest. Many singing groups participated under the
theme 'A Moonlight Night under the Stars.' One of these groups is pictured above and
includes Shandalene and Nadia. The program was organized by Greta Strachan. The
program was followed by a visit from Santa bringing a bag of goodies and light

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Page 2 The Abaconian December 1996

Viewpoint FROMPage 26
alternatives, we see the wisdom in doing
everything we can to bring people
together instead of dividing them.
The television, radio and newspapers
tell about the polarization that is taking
place all over the world, and we will be
unable to sit idly by and let chaos take
On this your 25th anniversary, you
must take stock of your accomplishments
as well as your future obligations to
service. Do not rest on your laurels but
look to the year 2000 as the springboard
for launching new projects geared to

cementing relationships.
In a world that is beset by conflicts,
changes and technological
transformations, we have to be alert to
the effect that they are having on society,
the family and the globe. The onus is on
you to be steadfast in your determination
to be your brothers' keeper. In so doing
you will be carrying out the mandate that
God gave to his people while they
wandered through the desert and that
Paul and others advised the Christians to
I urge you to work harder toward
making your organization the leader in
espousing brotherly love.

ine have recently been assigned to the top posts on Aba
Ilinsey have recently been assigned to the top posts on Abaco.

New Police Chiefs Assigned to Abaco

Two top police officers have been
transferred to Abaco to lead the police
force. One of their strong points is their
belief and training in the concept of
community policing. This is the concept of
police being involved with the
communities instead of merely passing
through while on patrol.
ASP George Mortimer is the new
Officer in Charge and has been with the
force for 29 years, including 14 years in the
elite criminal investigation unit. This is his
first posting to a Family Island. His other
assignments within the department include
seven years in the Police Training School,
three years in community relations and one
year in the traffic division. Before moving
to Abaco he was the Officer in Charge of
the S. E. Division and served as the second
officer in charge of the Southern Division
in Nassau.
Mr. Mortimer's wife, Alvina, is a math
teacher at the D.W. Davis Secondary
school in Nassau. His daughter, Shatania,
is enrolled in the College of the Bahamas

and his son, Anthen, is studying business
administration at the University of
Delaware. Mr. Mortimer hails from Long
Island, enjoys his garden and looks forward
to his family joining him on Abaco.
Inspector Joel Hinsey is the second
officer in charge of the Abaco force and
has been with the police for 24 years. He
has served in all police divisions including
the Criminal Investigation Division. His
last posting in Nassau was as a lecturer at
the Police College.
Mr. Hinsey's wife, Arineta, teaches at
Marsh Harbour Primary School. Of his
four daughters, Dien is in the 10th grade at
Abaco Central High. Jonell is studying
business and psychology at Tennessee
State University, Aretha is in the Personnel
Department with the Department of
Transport and Tia is preparing for college
entrance next school year having graduated
from St. Augustine's College in Nassau.
Mr. Hinsey enjoys fishing and carpentry
projects in his spare time.

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December 1996 The Abaconian Page 29
R l..I.a Be e s""l

I More School News

School FROMPage 12 club generously donated a laminating
machine and book binding machine to the
friends Randy and Tricia Brown visit last school and also a check for the purchase
month. They are Directors of Clean oo a c eee rere t ank and ne
Island International, an environmental a u eee tank and new
water pump. Many of the visiting
organization that promotes many members stopped by school to say hello
activities in the Abacos, chiefly in the and to gaze at the colorful bulletin
school. While they were here, they board we did at the school to say "Thank
helped plan a Children's Environmental You"
Summit planned for Abaco students to be
During the two weeks preceding
held this spring. They also held a beach During the two weeks preceding
clean-up. Mrs. McDaniels' Grades 1 and Thanksgiving the three rooms at Hope
2 used some of the debris found on the Town school staged their annual Can
clean-up to make "Recycled Beach Drive Challenge!" Each teacher's class
Bonnets." What a fun project! The sneaks canned goods and fruit into their
children marched through town in their classroom each morning trying to keep
Hat Parade. the total number of cans a secret in an
Hat Par. attempt to collect more than the other
Earlier in the month the school was atem t e e than the ot
classes. This year there was a tie
treated to a visit by the "Wee Recorders" asses the was a
between two rooms and the result was
from Deerfield Beach, Florida. Earl and between two rooms and the result was
Peggy Enerett nd their mery andf that the elderly folks of Hope Town were
Peggy Enerett and their merry band of
Snhrilled children and treated to their annual Thanksgiving food
musicians thrilled children and adults
ali it ti usl s s basket with a bag of fruit on top. The
alike with their musical presentations. c
children enjoy wheeling the wheel-
They presented the school with 15 dren enjoy wheeling the wheel-
barrows through town delivering these
recorders for their music program. The baws thrh Thanksgiv ring. A card that
children are busy practicing on them for baskets each Thanksgiving. A card that
i se y r y the children made with Thanksgiving
the Christmas play. We are very grateful the children made with Thanksgiving
for their generosity. messages was added.
The day after Thanksgiving Hope
Hope Town School is now on the Town School held its annual
Internet! The kids are excitedly E-mailing Thanksgiving Fund Raiser. They sold
friends who have been patiently waiting delicious baked goods, spice and salted
for us to get hooked up. Students are ecas ou ds, agnes, apns
now designing our Web Page with the pecans, mouse pads, magnets, aprons,
now designing our Web Page with the calendar, stationary that the children had
help of an environmental friend in designed themselves and many other
Canadaitems. They also held a book sale and
Hope Town was visited over Gordon Wynne signed copies of his
Thanksgiving by 90 members of the Los newest Island Country, Too CD
Aneles Yacht Club. The came on the west Isnd Couny, Too CD
Angeles Yacht Club. They came on the (proceeds to benefit our music program).
invitation of Jim and Ruth Modisette, The 50/50 Raffle was a big success and
members of the same yacht club and ________T-
second home owners in Hope Town. The PLEASESEE School Page 32

S The MVanagemeeVn acd Staff of
Trinity Customs Brokera e
would like to thank all of their clients for
their patronage & support throughout 1995. We
take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones
a blessed Merry Christmas and a happy, holy
and prosperous New y\ear.
Bradley Reckley Owner/Manager Phone 367-4297

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Page 30 The Abaconian December 1996

6 Dsplaids, stripes and other shapes which are
, z oalo', ,,dwice ...Decorative Design unrelated to nature.

By Barbara Farnan
Interior Design Artist
The design of an item is the logical
and consistent combination of the parts to
the whole. The two parts of the designing
process are structural and decorative.
Structural design is the basic elements
of the item to form the shape. For
example, a chair. A chair has legs, seat
and back. It may have three, four or
more legs depending on the structural
design. The seat may be a triangle,
square or round. The back may be solid,
slats or a variety of shapes. These
elements form the structural design of the
chair. To look for good structural design,
consider the simplicity, proportion,

materials and suitability.
Decorative design is just that -
decoration. All the structural elements
may become decorative. Are the legs to
be curved traditional forms or straight
contemporary forms? Could the back be
a country ladder-back with slats or
oriental fretwork carving?
The basic three types of decorative
design are naturalistic, conventional and
abstract. Naturalistic design follows
nature as closely as possible such as a
flower painted on a piece that looks as
close to real life as possible.
Conventional designs include nature but
may be altered as to size, shape and form
of an object. The abstract design includes

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The use of good decorative design
may be based on the appropriateness of
the design to the basic structure, proper
placement and good proportion to the

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determine the structural designs and then
identify the decorative designs.
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Time to Renew Firearm Licences

December 1996 The Abahonian Page 31

The police remind the public that all
firearm licenses expire on December 31st.
The possession of an unlicensed firearm is
a serious offence and is not taken lightly

Weather News
If you are wanting weather
information specifically for Abaco, we
have two local services available. Silbert
Mills of Admiral's Yacht Haven
broadcasts every morning on the
Cruiser's Net which is on the VHF Ch.
68 at 8:15 a.m. He also has an updated
weather report on a phone message
which can be heard by dialing 367-4531.
The weather for Abaco for many days
in November was extremely windy. Mr.
Mills informed us that for one week from
November 9th to 16th the wind blew
from 30 to 50 miles per hour never
dropping below 30 mph.



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by the police or the courts. Firearms must
be inspected by the police as a condition
for renewal.
The Marsh Harbour Police Station will
inspect firearms for Central Abaco for the
balance of December. After the
inspection, the license is purchased at the
Administrator's office. The Police in
Sandy Point and Cooper's Town can also
make the inspections. Residents on the
offshore cays should watch for
announcements as the police usually go to
the cays on a firearm inspection trip This
is the preferred option rather than asking
all owners to parade through Marsh
Harbour with their firearms.
On January first, all those in possession
of unlicensed firearms are subject to
prosecution with the possibility of the
firearm being confiscated.

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FROM Page 29

it was a fun day for all!
The staff and students are deeply
grateful for the generosity and support
S1 given to them by the community part-
time residents and visitors. This has
enabled the school to keep pace with our
constantly changing technologies while
still allowing the students to learn in a
caring, small and secure setting. We
count our many blessings and reflect on
them during this period of Thanksgiving.
May God bless you all as He has blessed

Commonwealth Banks throughout the Bahamas held a "Harvest Day" where each branch
made a donation to a needy cause in its own community. The Marsh Harbour branch
collected food and donated it on November 23rd to Sybil's House operated by Mr. and
Mrs. James Williams. This i.: a home for elderly who can no longer care of themselves.
Shown above is Commonwealth Assistant Manager, Reynard North presenting the food
to Mr and Mrs. James Wili'.ms.


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at 367-4380 for Private Catalog Viewing
also Official Avon Representative

Page 32 The Abaconiae December 1996


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General cargo, 20 ft. containers, 40,000 1b. refrigerated capacity
Specify M/V BIAK
Leaves W. Palm Beach Wed. arr. Nassau Thurs. & Marsh Harbour Fri.
Sails Sunday for Nassau and Florida
In Abaco call 809-367-2091, Fax 367-2235 or call on VHF Ch 16
P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Located above B & D Marine at the Traffic Light
In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at 407-844-5387
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School Sports
The Crossing Rocks School is again
the Primary School Softball Champions
of Abaco followed by the Amy Roberts
School, Cooper's Town, Hope Town,
Man-O-War and St. Francis.
'The final playoffs for softball were
held at Cooper's Town. Abaco Central
High and S.C. Bootle High School
competed. S.C. Bootle won the Senior
Boys, Senior Girls and Junior leagues.
There will be a Basketball Jamboree
for senior, junior and primary boys on
the 17th of December at the Murphy
Town basketball court at 10 a.m.

December 1996 The Abaconian Page 33

Barclay's Bank set aside September 22 and 23 as Customer Appreciation Days
emphasizing their appreciation of their customers. This was followed by a four week
competition "Best in the Business" among the staff to have customers rate staff members
on the quality of their service. All did well but Lottis Duncombe was chosen as "Best in
the Business. The picture above shows the staff with their promotional T-shirts

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Church FROM Page 1
with the church councils of St. John-the-
Baptist in Marsh Harbour and St.
Martin's Church in Sandy Point.
On the 17th of November, he was the
chief celebrant and preacher at St. John's
Church in Marsh Harbour. An unusually
large and enthusiastic congregation
turned out for the occasion. During the
course of that service, the Bishop also
administered the sacrament of Holy
Confirmation to Mr. Sherman Swain. A
choir drawn from youth organizations of
both the St. Francis and the St. John-the-
Baptist churches under the direction of
Mr. Tony Davis rendered two melodious
selections during the course of the
service. This choir incidentally is made
up of both Haitian and Bahamian youths.
Bishop Gomez in his message
challenged the young people and all
present to take their faith seriously and
thereby help transform our society which
is in deep crisis. A small reception
followed this service in the parish hall.
Before proceeding to Sandy Point, the
Bishop took the opportunity to inspect the

December 1996
new rectory under construction of the hill
overlooking the church buildings.
Bishop Gomez upon arriving at Sandy
Point was again greeted by hundreds
drawn from three church congregations
there. Fr. Santosh Marray, rector of the
parishes in North Abaco, also lead a
fairly sizeable delegation to the south to
be part of the patronal festival and
harvest celebrations. The Bishop again
sought to encourage the faithful to stand
firm holding fast to their Christian
convictions despite the distractions which
our society now presents. At the end of
the service, the Bishop shared table
fellowship with the many who joined him
in the parish hall for a sumptuous meal.
Revival Services
Bethany Gospel Chapel of Murphy
Town held revival services at the
Murphy Town Community Park on
November 27th through December 1st.
The special speaker was Rev. Stephen
Installation Service
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December at 10 p.m.
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The Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel
has a variety of Christmas activities
planned. The Sunday School will be
presenting a Christmas Program on the
18th of December at 7:30 p.m. On the
22nd of December at 7 p.m. the Church
Choir will present its Cantata. This
year's program will be Hope Was Born.
There is also a Watch Night Service
planned for the 31st beginning at 10:45
p.m. We welcome all who would like to
come to enjoy these services with us as

we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus
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By Meoshi Newbold
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7 p.m. at the Church Hall. The church is
also proud to present its Christmas Play
on the 15th of December. All are
welcome to attend these special

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Cays FROM Page 6
gazebo bandstand. A gazebo could be
used for a variety of community activities
and would also offer a shaded waiting
area for ferry passengers. The plans have
not yet been formally submitted to the
Town Committee.
'By Teresa Albury and
Samantha Sands
Hi, all locals, winter residents and
visitors. It's that time of year again when
Man-O-War Cay has activities almost
every weekend of this jolly season.
Everyone knows that Joe's Studio
starts off the activities with their annual
open house party on November 30th.
Join us at Man-O-War for this holiday


Charles William Bethel
Charles William Bethel arrived on
October 26th weighing nine pounds 10
ounces. His proud parents are Caroline
and Kent Bethel.
On December 20th at 7 p.m. New

Life Bible Church will be having their
annual Christmas Program with the
theme "Wonderful" followed by their
Christmas Cantata. All are welcome.

KJflr I
Mr. and Mrs. Hamme and 4imily
Goodbye to Ron, Denise Esther and
Charity Hamme who will be leaving us
to work in Guyana, South America. They
have been ministering at New Life Bible
Church for the past three years. Thanks,
Ron and Denise for all your help, love,
support and friendship. We will miss
On December 21st Man-O-War Dive
Shop invites everyone to join them for
their Christmas Party. Lots of bargains
and treats for everyone beginning at 10
Man-O-War Gospel Chapel was
blessed in November with the ministry of
Bro. Carroll Van Ryn. Currently Bro.
Frank Perry is here and in January Bro.

Elliot Van Ryn will be visiting. Both Van
Ryns are sons of the late August Van
Ryn, one of the first missionaries to the
Man-O-War All Age School will be
having their Christmas program on
December 6th at 7 p.m. Come and enjoy
the kids.
If you are on the Cay any time after
the seventh of December, bring the kids
or the kids at heart to see our Toy Land
on display at The Shirley's Residence.
It's that time of year again when we
would like to show our appreciation to all
our customers so come and join us on
December 14th at Island Treasure's
Gallery for a Christmas Party. Lots of
treats and hand made crafts. Be sure to
bring your camera to have a picture
taken with Santa starting at 10 a.m.
Man-O-War Gospel Chapel invites all
to their annual Sunday School Christmas
program on the 23rd of December at

7:30 p.m. This year's program will
include two short plays entitles "For All
the World" and "The Christmas Star."
There will also be other special selections
of music, recitations and singing of
hymns and carols. 0, Come Let Us
Adore Him.
On December 25th the community will
gather together at the school grounds to
wish family, friends and visitors a Merry
Christmas and for all the kids to call for
Santa Claus. This includes refreshments
for all starting at 9 a.m. Don't miss it.
A Christmas Night program wi!l be at
the Church of God at 7 o'clock. A skit
entitled There's Peace in the Manger will
be performed by the teenagers after
which the children will present their
recitations as their contribution to the
The final presentation by the adults of


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Seasons Greetings
The Creole Gospel Chapel would like to share Season's Greetings
with the Abaco Community and The Abaconian readers.
We also invite all children to our English Sunday School at 9 a.m.
and English Junior Church at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to our
Sunday evening English Gospel Service at 7 p.m.
John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but
have everlasting life."
In Creole: "Pask6, Bondi6 sitelman rinmin lezbm li bay sel Pitit li-a
pou yo. Tout moun ki va m6t6 konfians yo nan li pap p6di lavi yo.
Okontr6 ya gin lavi ki pap janm fini an."
Hallelujah! He loves us ALL!
For more information call Pastor Robinson Weatherford at 242-
367-3784 or Elder Sitoir (Sammy) Pasterain at 242-367-3791. Or you
may write us at P.O. Box AB 20074, Marsh Harbour, Abaco,


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Cays FROM Page 35
the church will be a skit entitled The
Christmas Fruit Tree which teaches that
the fruit tree exhibited is our daily
Christian lives. The program will
conclude with a candlelight service and
congregational singing. All are welcome.
With all the activities going on this
month, let's not forget the real meaning
of Christmas. Jesus Is the Reason for
the Season!
Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
The holiday season is here and it's
always nice to see everywhere become
busy with holiday preparations and to
see all the decorations. Turkey dinners
were on the menu at all the restaurants
and in many homes as Thanksgiving was
The Christmas holiday events will get
off to a start with a "Winter C:'ncert
under the Stars" on November 30th "An
Evening of Good Talks" on December
6th "and an "Evening of Comedy and
Music" on December 7th will follow all
are sponsored by the Abaco Cultural
Society and will be held at Alton Lowe's
Garden Theatre.
Other holiday events planned are two
Christmas programmes at the Gospel
Chapel the Sunday School programme
on December 11th and the adult
programme on December 13th. The Amy
Roberts All Age School's "Touch of
Christmas" on December 14th will
feature a live nativity scene as well as
food and craft stalls.
The Anglican Church's Christmas

programme is scheduled for De(cmber
Don't forget to purchase your tickets
for a chance to win a D.S.S. System and
television. The drawing will take place
on December 23rd. Tickets are $5.00
and are on sale all over town.
Saturday is the most exciting day of
the week for more than 30 boys and girls
enrolled in Mr. Churton Toote's Karate
classes. The classes are held in the old
Gospel Chapel building from 11 a.m. to
3 p.m. I was especially impressed to hear
a lot of the children say they are not
learning to fight to hurt people but to
defend themselves!
Work has started on the dinghy dock.
Hurricane Bertha's high tides destroyed
the old one. A lot of our cruising visitors
use the dock so it was necessary to have
it replaced as many of our 'winter
guests' are arriving.
Members of the Junkanoo Committee
and Parade are busy with costume
preparation. Mr. Hubert smith has hinted
that the costumes will be even better than
last time. Be sure to be here on January
1st for Junkanoo.
At this time I take this opportunity to
wish everyone a very Merry Christmas
and a healthy happy 1997.
Guana Cay
By Chere Pinder
With the Christmas season comes a
time of reunion with friends and family
members. Many students will be coming
home for the holidays and islanders are
getting ready for school, church and
community festivities.
This Christmas season there will be

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SJennesse is the daughter of William
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A surprise bridal shower for the
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Great Guana Cay All Age School will
have their Christmas program the 19th of
December. We will serve refreshments
beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the program
will begin at 6:45. There will be singing,
recitations and a play entitled Christmas
Eve at the North Pole. The evening will


December 1996 TheI Aba:onlan Page 37

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South FROM Page 4
the children the last day of school and his
visit to the big tree on Christmas Eve. Of
course, there are always lots of visitors
and the burning of "Guy Fawkes" with a
beautiful display of fireworks afterwards.
New Year's Eve there will be Watch
Night Services to ring the old year out
and the new year in. See you next year.
Moore's Island
By Ruthmae D. Rolle
[Ed. Note: We welcome a new
correspondent to The Abaconian staff.
Ms. Ruthmae D. Rolle has kindly
consented to provide news of Moore's
Island to us replacing Mr. Ken Owen
who recently retired and is now living on
the mainland. We send our sincere
thanks to Mr. Owen for having provided
such interesting, well-written descriptions
of life on one of our remote cays and we
wish him many happy years of
Church News
A special service of Praise and
Thanksgiving to God was held at St.
Matthew's Baptist Church on the 28th of
November. The residents of both
settlements and members of the four
local congregations on the island came
together for this special event. After the
service a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal
was enjoyed.
The youth departments of Greater
Bethel Baptist, St. Matthew's Baptist and
Zion Baptist church and World Wide

Church of God will be hosting a dinner
party and carol service for the senior
citizens of Moore's Island on the 22nd of
Zion Baptist Church will hold its
second annual Christmas Extravaganza.
It promises to be an exciting night of
music, drama and delicious food. This
event will take place on the 20th of
School News
Last month the students of Moore's
Island All Age School celebrated the
historic Guy Fawke's Day with a day
filled with food, games and fun at its
annual Fun Day.
The students of each class proudly
paraded their effigies of Guy Fawkes as
they competed for prizes.
The school will hold its annual
Christmas Carol Service on the 18th of
December at Greater Bethel Baptist
Church at 10 a.m.
Saturday, the 21st of December, will
be a day filled with wedding bliss.
During the morning hours Mr. John
Williams will marry Ms. Princess Stuart
and during the afternoon Mr. Tyrone
Davis will marry Ms. Francis Green.
Best wishes for both couples.
A Special Thank You
The community of Moore's Island,
especially the boys and girls, extend a
heart-felt thank you to two very special

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persons, Mrs. Katherine Ov
Ken Owen, teachers who h
wealth of knowledge andexj
the boys and girls of the isl
very grateful for your servi
God's richest blessings up
your family.
Crossing Ro
By Frank Hepbur
St. Mark's Baptist Church
Rocks will present its Chris
the 29th of December at tI
7:30 p.m.
The Crossing Rocks Sche
its annual Christmas party or
December at the school at 1

FROMPage 37 Island Homes is a subdivision which is
wen and Mr. located just north of Crossing Rocks.
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FROM Page 26

end with a visit from Santa.
On behalf of the students and teachers
at school, we would like to thank Mrs.
Pam Sands for her dedication in writing
the play and making the costumes for the
program. We wish to each and everyone
of you a very merry Christmas and a
wonder New Year!
The Seaside Gospel Chapel will

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MARSH HARBOUR Hill Top Apartment for
rent, pink building, 2 bed 1% bath, central a/c,
satellite, $900. Call 365-6072 or 366-0347
CASUARINA Point on the bercn 19 miles S.
of Marsh H. 2bd/2bth, furnished, Air cond. &
Sat. TV, linens & kitchenware, Bonefishing
available $1,200 wk., 242-367-4022 daytime


for Gorda Cay Project
Heavy Equipment Operators -
Carpenters & Labourers

-- .. Telephone 366-4436

,e Invitation to Tender

Building Inspector
for the Central Abaco District.
S Must have experience, training or knowledge in general
construction as well as knowledge of the Bahamas Building Code
.- .and regulations. Work will include:
Inspection and review of plans prior to review by Town Planning.
Inspection of all construction sites in central Abaco
Review approved applications to determine that specifications are followed
Enforce the building code and Town Planning Act and issue citations when necessary

Health Inspector
for the Central Abaco District.
Work will include:
* Inspection of licensed public premises including restaurants, bars, hotels, etc-..
* Inspection of construction sites for compliance with codes and regulations.
* Inspection of public disposal sites & residential disposal methods.
Both positions will pay a standard salary commensurate with experience and
qualifications. For full details, contact Don Cornish, Secretary to the Central Abaco
District Council, in Dove Plaza, phone 367-4957 or 4958. Sealed tenders must be
submitted by 3 p.m. December 31st and will be opened in the January 1997 meeting
of the District Council for Central Abaco.

present its Christmas program the 22nd
of December at 6:30 p.m. All are
welcome to come and join in the service.
The chapel is proud to have Bro. and
Mrs. Lewis from Wales to be with us.
Later Bro. and Mrs. Mitchel, also from
Wales, will be with us.
May this holiday season be one of the
happiest and wishing to each of you a
healthy, happy and prosperous New

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Bahamas FROMPage I and Company and Leroy Thompson with
Abaco Central High School. A short friends. They saved the best until last
program featuring the band completed when a group danced a Ring Play
that day's festivities, encouraging audience participation. The
Sandy Point was the host for crowd went wild with excitement.
Saturday's cultural extravaganza and The culminating event of One
explosion. Rain caused the event to be Bahamas was a church service on
held in the school but that did not Sunday held at the Full Gospel Church of
dampen the enthusiasm and excitement of God in Treasure Cay. A variety of
the crowd. The audience was treated to musical selections by various choirs
musical selections by a variety of groups made for an outstanding service. It was
including the S.C. Bootle High School, brought out that Bahamians are divided
St. Francis de Sales Church and Sandy in many ways, by religion, by race, by
Point Choir. Choral recitations were politics and by geography. We have at
presented by J.A. Pinder All Age School one time or another all come here from
and groups performed interpretive dance some other place and we must accept
selections. The highlights of the program each other, not just once a year, but
were skits performed by Marsh Stubbs always. The sermon was delivered by

December 1996
Rev. John McIntosh, President of the
Abaco Christian Council, who spoke on
the Scripture "Behold, how good and
how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell
together in unity." The service was
followed by dinner in the church hall.

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three meetings since mid-November to
organize. They are offering Christmas

Classified Advertisements

Items for Sale, Commercial Services, Cars & Boats

$7.00 Minimum for 3 Lines ;r .ne issue
$25 Picture and 4 lines
Additional lines at $2.00 per line.
We will takethe photo in rhe Marsh
Harbour area.
Display classified $16 per column inch
Call 809-367-2677 or FAX 367-3677 a96


S Mildew Removal

PAINTING, Interior & Exterior Pressure
Cleaning & Mildew removal Water-
proofing Roofing 0 Rotten wood replaced
Leroy Tucker, Marsh Harbour, 367-3849

Beautiful home and office interiors are a
combination of taste, knowledge of design and
selection of materials. For professional on-ste
consultation for space planning, selection and
specifications of furniture, fabrics, windows,
floors, walls and accessories. Call BARBARA
FARNAN, 809-365-8800. Over 15 years

CARPENTRY & PAINTING, cabinets, roof
repairs, rotten wood & shingles replaced, Call
Randy Sawyer at 367-4487 or 2187 or 4575

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
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 yacht repair. Sea Services
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
All applicants should send a resume to Sea
Services, P.O. Box AB20016, Marsh
Harbour, Abaco
NURSE ASSISTANT or companion needed.
Call 242-356-2089

CARETAKER available for private residence
Call 367-4551

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

50% PARTNERSHIP for sale in 12
apartments, (two buildings) fully rented, For
more information call Brenda Sawyer at

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)

FIVE STRING BANJO by Framus Nashville,
in excellent condition. Call 242-352-6306 or
Fax 242-358-2447
SATELLITE RECEIVER: Startrek 400 with
dual channel changers. Like new. Best offer.
Call Karen 366-0266
WICKER CH-AIRS w'Cushions $25 $50
apiece, Call 365-6253.
FISHERMEN & Marinas Special handsoap
will remove fish smell from your hands on the
first washing, removes grease, lathers in salt-
water. 50 gram sample bar sent for $5.50
(U.S. shipping & handling.) Planned Promo-
tions, PO Box 141541, Miami, FL 33114
Dealer inquiries invited Call 305-446-6047


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-

1987 MERCURY Sable Station Wagon 17,000
miles, always garaged, one owner, excellent
cond., luxury features, $8,000. Call 367-2677
1987 ISUZI I-Mark Automatic 4 door $1500
1976 JEEP CJ7 Fiberglass body, SS
accessories, engine in good shape. $2500.
Allen Werthman 365-4462

1994 KLX 650 KAWASAKI, looks and runs
great, asking $5,500 OBO, 365-6006 days or
365-6140 evenings, Ask for Tim.
1986 JEEP WAGONEER, V 6 engine, by
owner, call 367-3202 9 5 or 367-2027


13' BOSTON WHALER 40hp Johnson, elec
start, full controls, bilge pump, etc. All newly
overhauled and painted. Final Price $4000.
Warren Knowles, Lighthouse Marina 366-
0154 or 242-352-6278
181' ALBURY BROS. Runabout, new 115
hp Mercury outboard 20 hr, windshield,
Bimini top, etc. $17,000. Please contact
Willard at 365-6086 or 365-6270
20' SCARAB single 200 hp Mercury, 60 gal
gas tank, 38 gal. water tank, Asking $9,000.
Call Lisa Bethel 365-6008

21' BOSTON WHALER Outrage, 200 hp
Evinrude, VHF, life vests, etc, Bimini Top,
Aluminum Float-on trailer, 94 gal gas
capacity. Call Barry at 367-4893

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-

23' WELLCRAFT XL Nova, 200 hp 1996
Mercury, Phone or Fax Warren Roberts at
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

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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 -
28' CABIN Cruiser, twin Volvo diesels,
$15,000 OBO, Call Lisa Bethel, 365-6008 or
365-6173 after 5 p.m.

34' UNIFLITE Sport Sedan, twin 210HP
Cummins, 2 A/C, ice maker, 3.5 KW Onan,
outriggers, Ideal anchor windlass, Loran,
swim platform. $35,000 Call 365-6288
35' CRAWFISHING boat, Call Sidney Sands
at 242-365-8028 or Fax 365-8508

36' MUNROE Crawfish boat, 671 GM, 4.1 00
lb. freezer, stabilizers. Call James at 365-4120

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39' SCHUCKER 436 Motorsailer, pilot
house, 1978 Nissan diesel, great equip, perfect
live aboard or extended cruising, washer-
dryer, 8KW Westerbeke, air cond. in Marsh
H. Duty Pd. $75.000 Call/Fax 242-367-3986

41' C&C, fast & comfortable, center board,
ideal for the Bahamas, all electronics, 7 sails,
located at Man-O-War. $69,000. See Keith at
Edwin's Boatyard No 1. Phone 365-6006
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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

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

P.O. Box AB 20184 P.O. Box CB 10990
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Nassau, NP, Bahamas
Phone 809-367-3956 Fax 367-3959 809-377-6351 Fax 377-2193




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