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Title: Abaconian
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Creation Date: January 1997
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A license for an FM radio station for
Abaco has been granted to Dolly Mills of
Dundas Town. Radio Abaco, the name it

will be known as, expects to be
broadcasting early in the spring and will
have a range which will serve all of

Abaco from Sandy Point to
Radio Abaco will be ma
Board of Directors of which

Grand Cay. is the President. Others serving on the
managed by a Board will include Silbert Mills,
h Mrs. Mills Managing Director, Nadine Beneby,
Arthur Eldon and Terah Monique Swain.
Announcers will include Arthur Eldon
and Ms. Swain, who is certified by the
FCC in the States.

from h:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. and will
have a variety of programming including
new*, weather, sports, educational,


Page 14

Law to Give Status

to Foreign Spouses

of Bahamians
Legislation is proposed which will give
status to foreign-born spouses of
Bahamians. It is expected to be passed
into law late in January. When it
becomes law, it would mean that these
spouses %ill be able to live and work in
the Bahamas on payment of a fixed fee
immediately after marriage. The non-
Bahamian spouses would be eligible for
a five-year "spousal permit" for $250.
This %would allow them to work with no
restrictions. After that time they could
apply for permanent residency or

PLEASE SEE Spouses Page 30

PM Opens Seven-

Room Airport Motel
The Marsh Harbour Airport Motel
opened officially on January 11th with
the Prime Minister, Hubert A. Ingraham
making the announcement. Mrs. Delores
Swain formally cut the ribbon during the
program which celebrated this
The Airport Motel was the concept of
Mr. Jason Swain of Murphy Town and
will be under the management of his
wife, Mrs. Delores Swain. The seven-
room motel is built on a two acre hill
overlooking Don MacKay Boulevard on
the way to the airport.
The Prime Minister congratulated Mr.
Swain on his accomplishment of owning
a motel in Marsh Harbour and mentioned
his successful waste collection business.

PLEASE SEE Motel Pagqe 6

The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert
Ingraham, sponsored Christmas parties
for North Abaco children on January 1st
and 2nd. Children got food, gifts and
were treated to a Star Walk experience.

The Abaconian
7571 N.W. 78th Street
Medley FL 33166-7530
Forward and Address Correctiorn
Remember to
Register to Vote

FM Radio Abaco

Mickey Visits Sandy Point

Mickey Mouse, Gooly and Santa Claus entertained the Sandy Point community on December 20th with an afternoon party.
Children had their picture taken %,ith Mickey and Santa as they received their gifts. American Bridge employees and the
Disney Company sponsored a barbeque dinner for everyone. See page 28 for more Disney information.

Hundreds Watch Green Turtle's

Afternoon Junkanoo Parade

w A V 40- .U n %- r
Hundreds of visitors joined the residents to fill the New Plymouth streets on
January 1st to watch the annual lunkanoo parade. The ornate costumes were
%well ,iewed in the bright afternoon sun showing detailed workmanship.

PERMIT #5050

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Paae 2 The Abaconian January 1997

People in the News

On the first day of January the
Queens' New Year Honours List was
made public. Two Abaconians were
among those honoured.

Mrs. Suzanne Bethel
Suzanne Bethel of Hope Town named
a Member of the Order of the British

Empire or MBE for her contribution in
education. Mrs. Bethel devoted many
years to the children of Hope Town. She
began teaching in the school when she
was fourteen. She eventually was
promoted to principal.

Mr. Theodore Malone

Theodore Malone of Hope Town was
awarded The Queen's Certificate and
Badge of Honour for his long and faithful
service to the community as a District
and Local Constable.
These two individuals will go to
Nassau later in the year to be presented
with their awards from the Governor
John Hedden has been asked to serve
on the Committee for the Revitalisation
of Non-Financial Cooperatives. This
committee will develop a five-year
working plan to encourage agricultural
and maritime cooperatives. At the present
time small farmers are leaving their
farms because of logistical problems such
as marketing. It is felt that cooperatives
could be a major contributor in helping
them develop and expand their
operations. Mr. Hedden has had

Rating BaTelNet The First Two Months

By Sinclair Frederick
BaTelCo's Internet Service, BaTelNet,
has been up and running on Abaco for two
months now and at Abacom we're hearing
lots of discussion about how the service is
How would I rate BaTelNet on a scale
of 1 to 10? A good solid 8.
The service is up most of the time. The
transmission speed that the lines support is
on a par with rural Stateside services.
However, some users are frustrated
because they don't see the service working
- for them.
We must understand that what BaTelCo
and BBaTelNet are doing is technically
diffictilt i n'ny circumstance. The customer
support' fak they've taken on is nearly
impossible. Here's why.
1' Technical. The telephone vice that-
BaTelN t is running on, was not designed
for heavy computer traffic. But that is the
situation all over the world, especially in
the United States. No one could have
foreseen the explosive growth of the
Internet five to seven years ago which is
when equipment planning started for the
service we have today. In San Francisco
now over half the telephone traffic is in
computer data; their sN stem. is swamped!,
BaTelCo is doing an amnzjng -jb of
supporting this unforeseen fbaid,'
2) Customer Support. Co6mpu'ter
communications is complex. Hardware
components the telephone equipment,
modems, connections in the house all
enter into making a reliable connection. It
is hard to isolate problems, even for a

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And the worst is the computer software.

Almost everyone's computer is configured
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Paqe 31

experience in this area before he moved
to Abaco.
Readers of The Abaconian will
recognize his name from his thought-
provoking articles about a variety of
environmental and economic topics.
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Miss Lexie Meeson
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Meeson are
proud to announce that their daughter
Alexandra (Lexie) Meeson was awarded
her Bachelor of Science degree in
Accounting on December 21st, 1996. She
graduated from the Fisher School of
Accounting at the University of Florida.
Lexie has returned to Gainesville to
continue her studies by studying for her
Masters degree.

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beaches and quaint village. Stay
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Bahamas. We also offer a wide
variety of services. While you're

here browse the Dive Shop
which carries a great selection
of dive gear, clothing and beach
accessories and enjoy lunch or
dinner at the Pavilion
restaurant. We look forward to
your visit.

Phone 809-365-6008 VHF 16


The Abaconian Page 3

Nassau Port Staff Explain Port & Maritime Rules

At the request of the three Abaco Port
Authorities, the Nassau Port Authority
conducted a public seminar on port and
maritime affairs on January 23rd at
Abaco Central High School. The forty
persons attending came from various
Abaco settlements.
Mr. Ed Bain, Deputy Port Controller
from Nassau, made the presentation and
answered many questions. He was pleased
that Abaco was the first island to request
a meeting of this type and he hoped to
take this format to other islands.
A primary concern of the Port
Authority is marine safety, with an
emphasis on matters relating to our
tourism industry.
The legal requirement for running
lights on all licensed boats provoked
many comments from those in the rental
business who restrict their boat use to
daylight hours only and do not have
running lights to discourage night time
use. Lights are required and must be
installed regardless of the rental
agreement. Private pleasure boats should
also have running lights.
Inspections are carried out on all boats
carrying passengers for hire. This
includes mail boats, ferries, charter boats
and self drive rental boats.
Less known concerns relate to the
protection of the natural beauty of
Bahamian waters. Therefore, sewage and
water pollution are under the Board's
The collection of revenues pertaining to
marine matters is a Port Authority
function and is handled through the
various island Port Committees and Island
Administrators. All private pleasure boats
over 15 feet or with a motor over 10
horsepower must be registered. All
commercial boats must be registered. The
conerciaL.aaegbory includes anything in
or on the water for which a customer is
charged a fee. A rental inner tube
Master's Licenses are required for all
operators of commercial boats. Operators
of private pleasure boats do not need a
license. .The class B license would apply
to all boats carrying passengers for hire
and is restricted to Abaco waters (or the
island where it is issued). Class B license
holders must be 18 years old. This license
can be issued on Abaco after an exam is
There is no official guide to assist
those wanting to study for the Master's
exam. A booklet has been privately
published and Mr. Bain promised to send
information on this. Troy Mills, a Port
Authority Officer stationed in Abaco,
teaches a course for $200 pertaining to
the Master's License. The course is given

in his spare time and takes about 15 hours
of class time.
Class A licenses are valid for use
throughout the Bahamas and are issued in
Nassau. They can be renewed on Abaco.
All boats must be registered
somewhere (except those private boats
under the minimum size mentioned
earlier.) If a boat is not Bahamian
registered, then it must exhibit a valid
registration in a foreign country and carry
a cruising permit. Foreign boats must
have a fishing permit if they intend to
fish, even just pleasure fishing.
Foreign charter boats are allowed to
base and work in the Bahamas but they
must have a charter license which is
issued in Nassau and can cost anywhere
from $700 to $3,000 plus 4% of the
charter fee. Diving charters under this
provision pay an additional $50 per
person. This charter license does not
include the right to engage in bonefishing
which is reserved for local fishing guides.
Liability insurance on all boats for hire
is a requirement within the Port
regulations and is $500,000 for each

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occurrence within Nassau. Many of those
attending felt that this type of insurance
was not available in this area. Mr. Bain
suggested that the Abaco Port Committees
look into this jointly with the various
insuring agencies. Liability insurance is a
requirement and a way must be found to
provide this coverage.
Payment must be made annually for
docks, sea walls, boat ramps, groynes and
items constructed on the coast or sea bed.
In most cases the fee for non-commercial
items is $50 per year.
Marinas and commercial docks are
assessed at 95 cents per running foot out
one side and back the other with all
fingers being included. Some commercial
operations include a seabed lease which is
separate from and does not exclude the
payment of dock fees. Private and
commercial moorings must be approved
by the Port Committee and must pay the
annual mooring fee.
Marine construction projects are
approved by the local Port Committee.
However, some projects must be sent to
Nassau for final approval. It was brought



out in the meeting that the Nassau Dock
Committee has not been able to gather a
quorum since September and many
projects are on hold. Mr. Bain promised
to look into this delay which is causing a
hardship in many cases on Abaco.
All applications for commercial boats,
boats for hire and Master's Licenses must
be submitted two weeks prior to the Port
Committee's meeting and be publicly
posted. This is to allow public comment
and objections to be brought to the
Board's attention.
Laws and regulations generally govern
maritime matters. Certain issues are a
matter of law and must be followed.
Regulations are made by the Port
Authority and Port committees and are
made to suit local conditions and


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January 1997

Page 4 The Abaeoilan January 1997

1997 Abaco Phone Directories Are Here

Bahamas Telecommunications
Corporation has released theif new
directories for 1997. This year they have
three directories: The Bahamas Tele-
phone Directory, the Grand Bahama
Telephone Directory and, for the first
time, an Abaco Telephone Directory.
Both The Bahamas and Grand Bahama
Telephone Directories have been totally
redesigned to be more user-friendly along
with the Abaco Telephone Directory,
which has been published for the first
time. All of the directories have
attractive covers bearing indigenous
The layout of the books has been
modified to provide easier reading for
users. All the various town listings have
been combined into one comprehensive
listing. The yellow pages are now
indexed, the white pages have pointers

1997 Bahamian
The following days in 1997 are Public
Holidays as announced by the Cabinet
January 1st New Year's Day
March 28th Good Friday
March 31st Easter Monday
May 19 Whit Monday
June 6th Labour Day
July 10th Independence Day
August 4th Emancipation Day
October 12 Discovery Day to be

December 25th
December 26th

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celebrated October 13th
Christmas Day
Boxing Day

and a wealth of information about The
Bahamas and Batelco can be found in the
general information pages at the front of
the books.
Batelco is also boasting this year that
for the first time its staff produced 80%
of the computer graphics in all three
directories. Twenty-six staff members
from the Directory Publications
Department worked diligently night and
day to complete the pre-press work on
According to management, the
completion of this two-year project in a
six-month period was a mammoth task.
Management further noted that the timely
delivery of the Bahamas and Grand
Bahama telephone directories coupled
with the introduction of the new Abaco
directory shows the high degree of
dedication and professionalism of Batelco
The new Abaco directory is in a handy
format giving Abaco phone subscribers,
yellow pages for the Family Islands and
the white pages for the entire Bahamas.
However, no cellular numbers are listed.
The yellow pages include advertisements
only for those businesses wanting to
advertise in the Family Islands. All
business are entitled to an entry in the
yellow pages free of charge but many
Abaco businesses are not included.
One of the handiest listings is tucked
away on page 23 in the yellow pages. It
is a listing of government offices in
Abaco. It is not complete but is still very
helpful. Government offices in Nassau
are also listed separately at the beginning
of the Nassau white pages.

The new format lists the names of all
telephone subscribers in one general
listing, not by community which was the
format in previous directories. Most of
these listings have the name of the
community but quite a few do not include
the name of the settlement.
Listed below are the general numbers
of each community. This is handy for
those whose listings which do not give
the town.
Cooper's Town 365-0...
Little Abaco 365-2...
Green Turtle Cay 365-4...
Guana Cay 366-5...
Man-O-War 365-6...
Treasure Cay 365-8...
Marsh Harbour 367-2..., 367-3...
and 367-4...
Spring City 367-7...
Berry Islands 367-8...
Hope Town 366-0...
Cherokee 366-2...
Sandy Point 366-4...
Moore's Island 366-5...
The Berry Islands are included with
Abaco phone numbers; however, the

phones on Grand Cay are Freeport
numbers and are long distance from
Abaco. Crossing Rocks does not have
subscriber phones, only a Batelco
operator. That phone is 366-2198 and is
part of the Cherokee system.
Many names have been unintentionally
omitted. If you know of omissions or
changes, Batelco would like to know
about it now so that corrections can be
made in the computer immediately. You
can give this information to Mr. Donald
Rolle, who is in charge of administration
and customer service. He will see that
the changes are included in next year's
Supplement to Be Issued
There have been many complaints
made to Batelco in Nassau concerning
omissions in the directory. Batelco has
recently agreed to issue a supplement
which will list the omitted names. They
hope to have it printed by mid-February.
The Directory Publications
representative of Batelco said that the
omissions were the result of trying to
complete a two-year project in six

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January 1997 The Abaconian Page 5

Introducing Imperial Life's
Abaco Team

We Wish our Clients
and Abaco Friends
a Prosperous and
Healthy New Year
from the Management & Staff of

Imperial Life

Dashwell A Flowers -
Branch Manager
Northern Bahamas

Cheryl Cooke -



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Mark Gates

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To Imperial Life, The Bahamas is more than just New Providence It is a proud family of islands.
And, on each island, we know the importance of your children's education, providing a comfortable
home for your family, and living the lifestyle to which you are accustomed after retirement.
We want to make sure that your needs are met, and we want to be there to help you do it.
Imperial Life offices in Abaco, Freeport and Eleuthera are designed to provide the same quality
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PaWe 6 The Abaconian January 1997

Airport Motel Opens in Marsh Harbour

Motel FROM Page 1
The Prime Minister also thanked
Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada for
investing in young entrepreneurs. The
example of this motel will be a model for
other young men.
The Prime Minister mentioned the
government infrastructural projects which
Abaco will benefit from: the airport
being enlarged into a jet port, a greatly
improved public dock as well as schools,
an administration building for Sandy
Point, a new sub-division in Marsh
Mr. Swain feels the Marsh Harbour
area has many tourists and business
people who will appreciate its close
proximity to the airport. They also hope

to attract church groups and sports
Mr. Swain found the government
helpful in securing two acres of Crown
Land and he was also assisted by the
Hotel Encouragement Act which was
recently amended to exempt developers
of small hotels. Now developers of hotel
projects with as few as five rooms can
qualify for duty exemptions for
construction materials, furnishings and
The new motel rooms boast living and
sleeping areas, fully tiled bathrooms,
phones,television and individually
controlled air conditioning. A small cafe
is on site.


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The new Marsh Harbour Airport Motel is now open for business. Many gathered to
witness the official opening and to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Jason Swain on their
Treasure Cay Plans Yard Sale

The annual Treasure Cay Yard Sale
will be held on March 1st at the Village
Green in Treasure Cay from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. This sale is open to anyone
wanting to sell items and there is no
charge. It is a community-activity and is

not a fund raising event.
The Treasure Cay Library will have a
large number of leisure time books for
sale then at excellent prices. They hope
to raise money and make room for new

The Prime Minister, the Rt. Honourable Hubert Ingraham, chats with Mr. and Mrs. Jason
Swain at the official opening of the Marsh Harbour Airport Motel on Don MacKay
Boulevard. The Prime Minister complimented Mr. Swain for his foresight and ambition


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January 1997 The Abaconian Page 7

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Paae 8 The Abaconlan January 1997

News of the Cays

Hope Town
By Candace Key
First Annual Box Cay Derby
If you've got a hill use it! That's just
what the organizers of the First Annual
Hope Town Boxing Day Bobsled Derby
did. "Big Hill," as it's appropriately
named, was the scene of much activity
this past Boxing Day. A crowd of 350
people lined the sides of the road to
watch homemade box cars zoom down to
the bottom.
Months before, Chairman Patrick
Stuart and Co-Chairman Stafford
Patterson began planning this event. The
term bob-sled derby is really a spoof on
the movie "Coal Running" which is a
comedy about the Jamaican bobsled
team. Since this derby was to be fun, the
fun-loving organizers chose that name to
draw attention to the event.

And drew attention it did! Dads and
kids secretly planned, built and tested
their creations to out-class the
competition. Finally, the big day arrived.
People sported the classy event T-shirts
designed by local artist Christine
Kanitch-McCully and excitedly chatted
with friends, relatives and tourists who
had gathered to watch. Mothers and
fathers gave children's helmets and cars
(sleds?) the last check before golf carts
towed them to the starting lines at the top
of the hill. Volunteers waited at the
bottom of the hill to record the tale of
the tape and times. Further down the hill
was the food stand where proceeds of
this event were made for the purpose of
refurbishing the town's ball field.
The starting pistol signalled the start of
each race. Children and adults alike
barrelled down the 700-foot hill in
varying degrees of speed and excitement.
Regardless of their outcome, all agreed it
was a fabulous beginning of a new Hope
Town tradition. The winners received
plaques as trophies.

The standings were as follows:
Overall Winner Stafford Patterson
Limited Standing Start-1st Morgan Engle
2nd Andrew Wilhoyte
3rd Lisa Wilhoyte

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Above, the judges' stopwatches click as an entry flies over the finish line. Shown at left,
Maxinson Decius proved that a little bit in ingenuity goes a long way as he flew down the
race track in his cardboard creation. Shown at right, Aaron Knowles flashes a smile as
he crosses the finish line. Photo by Candace Key

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Unlimited Slalom 1st Scott Patterson
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Limited Push Start 1st Andrew Wilhoyte
2nd Morgan Engle
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2nd John Pinder
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2nd Andrew Wilhoyte
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Special Service Was Held
The Second Annual Public Officers
Service of Thanksgiving was held on
January 12th at the Dundas Town Church
of God. Evangelist David Cartwright of
Marsh Harbour was the guest speaker
and the prayer of dedication and
recommitment was given by Rev. Dr.
Allan J. Mills of Little Abaco. The
theme of the service was Doing Service
as to the Lord.

New Pastor Is Inducted
On the 8th of December the Church of
God in Dundas Town held the official
induction service for its new Pastor, the
Rev. Earlyn Baillou. Rev. Baillou has
been in place for the past five months
and succeeds former Pastor, the late Rev.
Dr. Basil Brooks, who passed away on
November 30, 1995.
Rev. Dr. William M. Johnson,
National Overseer of the Church of God
in the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos

Island, gave the charge. Rev. Baillou,
after years of training and service
abroad, has answered the call of God to

Rev. and Mrs. Earlyn Baillou

return to The Bahamas.
Rev. Baillou is from Grand Bahama
and was educated at Lee College and the
Church of God School of Theology, both
in Cleveland, Tennessee, where he
received a Master of Divinity degree. He
is married to the former Joan Cartwright
of Freeport and they have a son Issachar.
Rally is Scheduled
Vision 2,000 is the first Methodist
rally of the year, hosted by St. Andrews
Methodist Church in Dundas Twon. This
rally will include the congregations of
Epworth Methodist Church in Cherokee
and St. James Methodist Church in Hope
Town. The event will be January 19th.

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dozen countries. Rev. Veron Kinkead is the Chairman and Rev. John Smith the Secretary
of the Conference. They meet every three years for planning, fellowship, sharing and
praying. Camp Abaco is under the direction of Bro. Bob and Sis. Phyllis Cornea.

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The Ed/tor SIiys

This is a good time to reflect on the
past year so we are better able to look to
the future. It is only as we ponder where
we have come from that we have the
background to set appropriate goals and
move forward.
What have been the significant
happenings in our communities and our
country during the past year? Perhaps the
most outstanding happening has been the
advent of local government. We are
probably unaware of its importance now
and its significance for our future and our
children's future.
We hear complaints that the local
committees and councils are not doing
enough, they are bickering, some
individuals are trying to control, some feel
they have not been given enough freedom
to actually make their own decisions.
And there seems to be an indifference
on the part of both the population
generally and the elected and appointed
members of the various local
governmental bodies. Some have a poor
attendance record while others forget that
they are on duty in between meetings.
However, we have been granted an
exceptional democratic right that is of
great significance. The basic tenet of
democracy is a government by the people
and with each community electing those
who will make the decisions for that
community. This is a real privilege. When
we were told to consider carefully the
character of those we voted for, it was
because we were entrusting them with the

Get Involved Local Government Needs Your Opinion

management of our day-to-day affairs.
Just as in any new endeavor, it takes
time to learn, develop and become
proficient at our job. Those elected have to
feel their way and slowly realize and
exercise the power they are entrusted with.
The rest of us have to realize that we now
need to actively support our Town
Committees. When a public meeting is
called, we need to attend and join in the
Within the next few weeks, Town
Meetings will be called in each
community. These are specifically for
discussing what we want for our
The budgets for fiscal 1997/1998 will
be drawn up very soon. Many of the items
are general expenses or recurrent items
such as garbage collection, road
maintenance and similar expenses which
are ongoing. Other items include those
capital improvements which each town
wants to accomplish. These may vary from
simple road signs, a boat launching ramp,
improvements to a ball field, public dock
or major renovations of a clinic or other
public building.
The Town Meetings are a forum where
citizens can listen to the ideas of others
and express their own opinions. If we
thoughtfully list our priorities and get cost
estimates which are reasonable, then
Central Government will consider our
requests more seriously. Maybe some of
the projects can be done cooperatively
with Central Government. For example, if

a town volunteers to supply labour, ask
for money for materials. There will be
more chance of attaining our community
goals and we can then take pride in the
project that we helped bring into being.
We need to have long term goals for our
towns. How can we make the towns a
better place? How can we make it safer for
our children. What can we do to bring
more prosperity to our town? What kind of
town do we want to call home in five or
ten years? How can we cooperate with
other towns to help the entire area prosper.
If we do not do anything but sit back
and let our towns evolve without any
planning, we could end up with
unattractive towns without the amenities
which would make it a special place.
As long term goals for individuals are
not accomplished quickly so is local
government not instantly a dramatic
success. It takes work and commitment, it
takes time to develop. We must be patient
and grow into what we want to be.
Local Government is our opportunity to
be in control of our own future. But that
means we have to get involved, we have to
take responsibility for ourselves. Then we
can make our communities the place that
we want to live in and we want our
children to inherit.

Views of the Sea
It is a pleasure to see the casuarina
trees removed at the top the hill leading
to Pelican Shores Now as people come to

the top, they get a splendid view of
Abaco Sound toward the Fowl Cays with
Scotland Cay to the left and Man-O-War
on the right. The owners of the lot are to
be commended for making this view
available to everyone.
It is a shame that the anti-liter sign on
the Marsh Harbour waterfront has to be
in the middle of the first view our
visitors see of the harbour.
Unfortunately, the town has very little to
brag about in terms of scenic beauty and
that view was one of the best.
The sign could have been placed 50
feet to the right in front of a low cork
tree and would have served the same
purpose leaving the view unspoiled.
Unfortunately, there is a trend for
each waterfront business to feel obliged
to visually fence off their property to
ensure the privacy of their guests while
obscuring the view for others.

Register AND Vote

National elections will soon be
announced. All citizens have the
responsibility to register and vote. When
the residents are content and the economy
is healthy, voters tend to become
complacent. They do not bother to register
and therefore cannot vote. However, this
means that a minority of voters can elect
someone to push their agenda. Do not let
this happen. We must be governed by the
wishes of the majority.

Letfers to the fEditor

A Letter of Thanks
This is a letter from the people
involved in the January 1st accident.
To the Citizens of Green Turtle Cay:
How we've struggled to find an
appropriate way to thank each and every
one of you who helped Kit and our
family during our boating ordeal on
January 1st. Words never seem enough
even for angels. We promise to serve
others as generously as you served us.
The law of giving is available to
everyone; and although we have
practiced this many times, we've not
experienced the other law of receiving,
which is a lesson in itself.
Not only do we feel overly blessed to
have Kit's life, we know the accident has
touched many others in various ways.
We will pray that Green Turtle Cay
receives its doctor. Special thanks to the
Sawyer family, especially Peter, who
rescued Kit, Dr. John Shedd and nurse
Barbara Reckley who labored so
competently with Kit and all the others
who helped in a variety of ways.
This is not the last time you will see
us as we will return but in much better
condition. We love you all; and if any of
you should need us in Texas, call us at

P.eace be with you,
The Campbell Family
Appreciation for Clinic
Dear Editor,
I have just returned from an informal
"Open House" at the newly renovated
clinic in Hope Town servicing the Elbow
Cay community. It is an admirable
facility for the people of this area -
Bahamians, tourists and resident visitors
Letty Martz, the resident Ministry of
Health nurse, and her husband Richard
have spent many hours preparing the
clinic, organizing the supplies, renovating
and repairing equipment such as EKG
machines, an autoclave, cautery, an IPPB
machine, an office computer, telephones
and even repairing damaged water and
lighting systems.
The result is a clean and pleasant
clinic with an attractive area for patient
reception (which doubles as a meeting
area for health-related purposes such as
AA and AlAnon, prenatal and CPR
classes), an efficient office, a compact
storage area and a well lighted and well
equipped treatment room and lab.

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The people of Elbow Cay are
delighted. In the first month (prior to the
height of the tourist season), Nurse
Martz treated more than 325 patients.
The benefits to our community and its
thousands of visitors are enormous.
These benefits could not have been

realized without the dedicated efforts and
support of many people -.ama them
Suzanne Bethel, Vernon Malone. Dr.
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Letters to the Editor

Letters FROM Page 10
and Rescue Brigade and many other
members of our community.
Beyond Elbow Cay, we are extremely
grateful for the efforts of our Prime
Minister, the Hon. Robert Sweeting, MP
and Administrator Everette Hart.
It is especially rewarding to me to see
this final achievement after so many
years of very limited local facilities. As
a visitor in 1965 I encountered my first
major Hope Town surgical emergency -
a life-threatening tear in the main artery
in the arm of a young woman. Every
year since then I have been able to
donate emergency surgical services to all
of the fine people of this island often
totalling as many as 90 surgical crises
during the winter months always with
the generous medical support of Drs.
Frank Boyce and Elaine Lundy, but
always with very meager local facilities.
With the re-opening of the Hope Town
clinic and the appointment of a resident
nurse, a giant step has been taken for the
health and economic well-being of this
My sincerest congratulations on this
important achievement.
Raymond Heimbecker, MD FRCS
Honorary Surgeon
Bahama Out Islands, Abaco
Do We Have a Problem?
For many years now Moore's Island
has been experiencing and continues to
experience serious difficulties as it relates
to water for domestic use.
The inhabitants for a very long time
have been forced to use fifty-five gallon
containers which were previously used to
transpo&4 gasolene to store drinking
waler. There are also some community
water tanks which are used to collect rain
water but they are not in their best
Consequently, the Bahamas
Government thoughtfully decided to put
in place a proper water system on the
island. As it turned out, the situation did
not improve, but rather is deteriorated to
an extent that residents had no other
choice but to use the salt water again.
The water system which was installed
was designed to convert brackish water
into fresh water. As a result the
inhabitants were required to pay to have
water meters installed so they could have
fresh water in their homes. But sad to
say, the system failed miserably. The

Letters to the Editor

system is not capable of providing
enough fresh water for two consecutive
days. This is creating severe water
problems for the residents.
Our school, Moore's Island All Age,
which has an enrollment of about two
hundred pupils does not have adequate
water to flush the toilets. There is also
no drinking water and water for washing
hands after using the bathrooms.
Teachers living in the government
cottages are faced with Ihe same
problems. This poses a serious threat to
the health of the children at school as
well as to the community.
The teachers, the policemen, the nurse
and residents have to go searching for
water. Members of the Local
Government on the island cannot assist
the residents or offer solutions to the
In this respect, one is left to wonder if
the heads of government are aware of
this crisis on the island and what can be
put in place to alleviate this problem.
I am, therefore, appealing to the
relevant authorities to exercise their
powers in helping to solve this crisis.
The people of Moore's Island will
appreciate prompt action.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Anthony Williams

Getting Taken
Dear Mr. Editor,
This is a letter about the cost of goods
in Marsh Harbour. Someone I know just
came over complaining about how he
went to buy a small round battery that he
gets in the United States for $1.90. In

Marsh Harbour they charged him $16 for
two of them. I bought some Listerine
here that I paid $2.85 for the in US and
it was $4.85 here. Time Magazine in
Abaco sells for $2.50 at one shop and
$4.80 at another.
I got some medication and they forgot
to take the wholesale price off it. It said
$.82 and I was charged $16.40 in Nassau

PLEASE SEE Letters Pame 30



An invitation is extended to our
Abaco friends to join us for breakfast,
lunch or dinner at our marina patio or in
our air conditioned dining room.
Breakfast specials extend until 10:30
a.m. on weekdays and 11 am on
Sunday. Visit us for a mid-day lunch,
perhaps a fabulous pizza.
No need to drive home in the dark. Come and enjoy our
Early Bird dinner specials between 6 & 7 pm and receive a
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S A party of two presenting this ad
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January 1997

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South Abaco

Moore's Island
By Ruthmae Rolle
A Special Christmas Gift
Pastor and Mrs. Nixon Simms and
children received a special Christmas gift
this year. Their beautiful bundle of joy
arrived on the 24th of December 1996
weighing five pounds eight ounces. They
named her Kaylor Simms. Both mother
and baby are doing well. Special
congratulations to the family from the
Zion family in Moore's Island. Rev.
Simms is the chairman of the Local
Government Board at Moore's Island.
Community News
One who gives unselfishly of him or
herself in outstanding community service
is worthy of all praises. Two such
persons need to be commended for their
efforts in community service.
Mrs. Dornell Davis and Mrs. Nathalie
Williams, parents of students at Moore's
Island School, volunteered their time
daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist at
the school. During the first term of this
school year they helped the students of
grade three because their teacher was
absent due to a medical emergency.
Thank you, Mrs. Davis and Mrs.
Williams, for stepping in to take care of
our precious little ones. Your assistance
is greatly appreciated.
Mrs. Rosamae Davis, a teacher at the
Moore's Island School, and her son
Demolar are finally back home in the
Bahamas after a long and stressful
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treatments that Demolar experienced in
The Davis family's unfortunate
experience began in August of 1996
when they discovered that Demolar
suffered from a life-threatening problem.
Mother and son spent about four months
in Florida getting medical treatment.
Still having to have special treatment
in Nassau, Demolar hasn't let this take
the joys of childhood away from him. He
was happy to be back home during the
holidays, riding his bike and playing with
his friends. Meanwhile his mother is
indeed grateful to God for the miracles
that she and her son have experienced.
The PTA provided some financial
assistance for Mrs. Davis through funds
derived from a cookout held in the
community. This event was organized by
Mrs. Annie Darville and Mrs. Ernestine
Swain, members of the PTA, and was
well supported by the community.
Mr. Nixon Simms, Chairman of the
Board, and Mr. Alvin Laing, a Board
member, confirm reports that the
residents of Moore's Island are
experiencing a crisis with water for

domestic and drinking purposes. The
crew at Water and Sewerage on the
island are working feverishly in an effort
to provide some relief for the residents.
Meanwhile, members of the Local
Government Board are busy cleaning the
government-owned fresh water tanks with
plans to do major repairs to these water
storage facilities in hopes that the rains
will come soon. Further investigations by
the Local Government Board are being
carried out at this time.
The members of the Board are also
busy in the continuous process of up-
grading government owned buildings and
infrastructures such as classrooms at the
school, verges and roads on the island.
Stop signs have been added a major road
junctions and proper public garbage bins
have been put in place to assist with a
more efficient waste disposal system.
This work was done voluntarily.
Members of the public work crew have
been hired to do general weeding and
cleaning of government properties.
There are plans to upgrade the
facilities at the public dock, making
minor repairs to the structure as well as

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constructing a public rest room.
School News
New Teachers for School
The teaching force of Moore's Island
All Age was further strengthened this
term with the addition of Mr. Leathen
and Mrs. Grace Ann Charles of Guyana.
The couple arrived at the school on the
6th of January with their daughter Nandi.
This is their first teaching post in The
Bahamas. The staff and students as well
as the community gladly welcome them
and hope that their tenure here is a
pleasant and productive one.
Last term was an exciting one. It was
filled with keen competition as the
students battled for the rights to be called
"Spelling Champions" of their individual
grade levels.
Friday afternoons were buzzing with
excitement as the spelling bees prepared
for the finals of the spelling
competitions. In each grade the students
competed against each other as they
provided a fun and learning activity for
the many excited faces of their audiences
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Bar Opens Daily 10 a.m.
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Happy Hour 5 6 p.m.
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January 1997

The AbaeonIan Page 13
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S p o rts A new light has been installed on the
highest roof at Matt Lowe's Cay, about
50 feet above the water. It should be on
Hi' Kirk l ce RecklePi every night but is dependent on BEC
Olympian Visits Abaco electricity.
Tio time Olympian Mr. Frank This light is to assist guests who may
Rutherford %as in Abaco to share his be up walking around the roof at night
experience and to promote the triple and should not be relied on by boaters.
jump in the high school. Frank All boaters who cannot avoid Matt
Ruhberford won the Bahamas first eier k Lowe's Cay at night by conventional
rack and Field medal during the 1942 1 methods are advised use a sextant or
Olnmpics and won medan al the World other navigational aid. By no means
Games prior to the ()lmpics. I rank has should they rely on this light as it does
been spreading hi,; message throuehout not carry a guarantee as a sextant does.
the Familr Islands. It would be helpful if owners of other
During his tour ot schools through remote locations installed night lights for
Northern Abaco he %%as accompanied b, the benefit oftheir guests.
Saint Anthon, Nixon Frank and %isited
Treasure ( aN Pnmar,. (Cooper's TonrI
Primar\. S.C. Bootle Hiigh and FosxCE CER CEC
Town Primary. 4 4LT
Abaco Basketball Association
The Abaco basketball season is Olympian Frank Rutherford promotes track and field sports as he tours Northern Abaco. He
gearing down. An all-star game is in the is pictured here with students from S. C. Bootle High School in Cooper's Town. OUR MARINE SERVICES INCLUDE.
for the first time in four years Photo by Kirk "Juice" Reckley 9 ENGINE REPAIR YACHT
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Christian and music. They will have
weekly features including detailed
historical programs on various towns and
settlements and also a Creole program.
Bahamian news will be provided by The
Nassau Guardian and international news
will come from Miami, Fort Lauderdale
and West Palm Beach. The news and
weather will be broadcast three times
The studio and tower for Radio Abaco
will be located on the hill opposite
Bayview Restaurant in Dundas Town.
The 170-foot tower is already on Abaco
and the technical equipment will be here
shortly. They expect to have a staff of
five persons.
All churches in Abaco will have the
opportunity to broadcast devotional talks
both during the week and on Sunday
mornings. Sunday morning church
services will be broadcast live, remote
from the various churches.
Radio Abaco will be developing an
extensive CD library. They want to have
music which has a broad appeal,
basically Bahamian and Caribbean. They
are requesting donations of CD's which
the public feels are well liked.

Wedding and Engagement News
The marriage of Lydia Ingraham and
Coby Williams took place at the Great
Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour
on January 11th. The reception followed
in the garden. The bride is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Ingraham of
Dundas Town.

This is a notice to anyone interested
in theatre, either those with a theatre
background or those interested in
working on a Bahamian cultural
production. Needed are actors, script
writers, costume and set designers,
stage lighting, stage management or
musicians. Also anyone with a
knowledge of Greek history and
Greek theatre, particularly Sophocles'
Antigone please contact Cavelle
MacDonell, phone 367-3071 between
9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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January 4th. Rev. Charles Carey
officiated at the ceremony at Aldersgate
Methodist Church in Marsh Harbour.
The reception followed at Great Abaco
Beach Resort.
Miss Roberts is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Roberts of Freeport and
Mr. Bethel is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
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Day Adventist Church and interment was
made at the Murphy Town Public
She is survived by ti'hi children;
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Lester, Jonathan. Emmiit and I<,'kii_..
daughter Minunalee bc v ut. seveu
daughters-in-law, Gay, Ernestine.
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Bootie; one son-in-law Charles .'di.
two adopted daughters Keva and
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friends including Mrs. Mavis Reckley,
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Adventist Church family and the Murphy
Town community. May her soul rest in
Ms. Dianna Swain died at the Princess
Margaret Hospital on January 1st. The
funeral service held at Bethany Gospel
Chapel and interment was in the Murphy
Town Public Cemetery. She is survived
by two brothers, George and Michael;
two aunts, Mrs. Louise (Malia) Moxey
and Mrs. Doris Calma; nephew, Mr.
Densel (Inch) Swain and a host of
relatives and friends. May her soul rest
in peace!

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Boaters' Float Plan Is Initiated

presentation at Admiral's Yacht Haven on
November 26 to a group of visiting
Once the boat and skipper are
registered, a phone call into the system
prior to a trip activates the float plan. The
skipper gives an arrival time and a time
to be considered overdue. Failure to close

Conquest Tours Begins Service to Abaco

Direct air service from Canada to
Abaco was initiated on December 22nd
with a Conquest Tours flight from
Toronto to Treasure Cay. The first flight
brought 27 passengers to Treasure Cay.
The service has two destinations in The
Bahamas, Treasure Cay and Governor's
Harbour, Eleuthera.
The weekly service is on Sundays and
is for Canadians only. The plane used is
a 747 which has a passenger capacity of
120 passengers.
Conquest Tours offers two services,

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with a hotel reservation. The air fares for
the flight only vary depending on the
time of year but begin at just over $500
for a round trip ticket. The February
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The Miami based World Yacht Club is
sponsoring a worldwide float plan for
boaters which is vaguely similar to the
flight plans used by aviators. Registered
boaters can submit data on their boat
which resides on a computer data base,
then later enter individual trip
information. Don Bish and Scott Roberts
of the World Yacht Club made a

the plan will send the data to the U. S.
Coast Guard, which will then make an
appropriate response.
The data on the skipper and the boat is
retained in the float plan computer and
not released to the Coast Guard until
failure to cancel the plan by the skipper's
overdue time triggers action.
Batelco is providing a toll free 800
number to facilitate the filing and closing
of the float plans. Bahamas Customs will
give information packets to arriving
boaters. They will also ask boaters
clearing into the Bahamas to close their
plan if they have filed one. The Bahamas
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program as a comforting aid to boaters
who are nervous about crossing the Gulf
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On registering and paying the one time
fee of $45, the captain is issued a
Personal Identification Number (PIN) to
activate the system. The registration is
good for the lifetime of the boat under the
registering owner.
A portion of the registration fee will be
donated to Bahamas Air Sea Rescue
Association Abaco (BASRA ABACO) to
help offset their search expenses.
Silbert Mills of The Admiral's Yacht
Haven in Marsh Harbour has the
registration forms and can accept the
initial application. The initial registration
records information on the skipper and
the boat but not the trip itself. Travel
plans are entered prior to each trip.
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Abaco Celebrates Christmas

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Santa. visited Abaco during the Christmas
Bazaar listening to Christmas wishes.

This Nativity scene was one of several Christmas displays exhibited in the Marsh Harbour
yard of Ross and Janice Pinder. The well lit dioramas brought a steady stream of families to
see the elaborate displays of which many were animated.

Artist Catherine Patterson had a showing
of her work at the Sand Dollar Shoope
which included many paintings of Abaco
flora and fauna.

Kathleen Jonson and Kimberly Stirrup
with their shops, The Juliette Gallery and
Cultural Illusions of Marsh Harbour,
combined efforts to offer the public a
variety of art and crafts. They are shown
enjoying a moment together.

Sand Dollar Shops in Green Turtle Cay
and Marsh Harbour offer gold and silver
jewellery created in their shops. Here
Monica Higgs, one of the artist-owners,
shows some of the original artwork which
depicts nature on Abaco.



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Page 18 The Abaconlan Januar

school News

Hope Town, School outside their class on the deck and one of
Santa's helpers filled them with oranges
By Candace Key and candy!
December was certainly an exciting The students in grade 5 and 6 took
and festive month for us at Hope Town their annual field trip to Green Turtle
School. It began early on December 6th Cay in December. They thoroughly
with the children celebrating St. enjoyed visiting the historic community
Nicholas' birthday. They put their shoes and attending Mr. Alton Lowe's

Top Students Are Honoured at Marsh H. Primary

The Marsh Harbour Primary School Principal, Ms. Felamease Sawyer, students and staff
congratulate the following: Teachers of the Month for October, Mrs. Eleanor Darville
and Ms. Beatrice Moxey and for November Mr. Roy Singh. Special thanks to the
merchants who generously gave the teachers a token give of appreciation for their
dedication and commitment to our school and students. Those merchants include Abaco
market Ltd. Abaco Treasures, Wally's Studio and Seventeen Shop.
The Principal and staff of Marsh Harbour Primary School would like to congratulate the
following students who were named Students for the Month of November:
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"Evening of Culture." After they viewed
the presentation on acting and actors,
they applied the skills to learning their
own extra long Christmas play parts.
Especially interesting to us all was the
slide show of the diseases affecting reefs.
I always enjoy visiting Green Turtle Cay
to see my friends and former students
who are now ladies and gentlemen.
To enhance their Community Helpers
Unit, Mrs. Nancy McDaniel, Grade 1
and 2 teacher, invited Constable Jonathan
Dorsett in to explain a policeman's role
in our lives. I think he was enthralled
just as much with the children as they
were with him. Constable Dorsett is
certainly a good public relations figure
for the Marsh Harbour police force.
The school's Christmas play featured
several musical selections because our
school was the fortunate recipient of a
wide variety of musical instruments from
generous community members and
visitors. Community members who
volunteer at school are also honoured at
our Christmas play as well as those
dedicated PTA officers and parents who
donate much of their valuable time to
school activities.

Teachers and students returned from
the holidays to two special visitors. Dr.
Robert Krout, Professor of Music
Therapy in New York, paid his annual
visit to the school to play the guitar and
sing with the kids. They love his action-
packed songs and we always look
forward to "Mr. Robert's" visit. Mr. Bill
O'Connell and Linda McAleer also
returned to delight the school with a
demonstration on how the Lucayan
Indians used sisal to make rope and the
various area rocks they used to fashion
arrowheads. They are archeologists by
hobby and have led the students on
several "digs" which are documented our
Students are busy studying for the
upcoming Spelling Bees and practicing
for the basketball tournament. Looks like
an exciting year ahead!
The staff and students would like to
thank Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sweeting and
Suzanne for the donation of a beautiful
computer and printer. It came with a
generous supply of software which the
kids have already been enjoying. It was
a wonderful gift and a beautiful way for
the school to start 1997.

Grade 1B
Joel St. Duc

Charvis Ferguson


Grade 4W
Lisa Kemp

Grade 1D
Victoria Leville

Grade 3H
Andrew Singh

Grade 5D
LaShasha Williams

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Lloynard Russell Curtisa Ambrister

Grade 4C
Chaqua Ferguson

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pre-school and Grades 2 6 for the 1997 spring term.
Kindergarten and Grade 1 are filled.
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Treasure Cay
An organization of local craftsmen,
contractors and workers of various kinds
has been formed in Treasure Cay to
bring together all persons in service
industries of that area. They call
themselves the United Bahamian Services
of Treasure Cay and will include service
businesses of all types. They will
establish a membership and develop a
listing of services offered with the names
of all members under the category of
service that they provide. They are
writing a constitution and will be open to
all persons wanting to work with them.
United Bahamian Services of Treasure
Cay has been formed with the approval
of local government and will handle
matters involving illegal practices by
non-Bahamians. They are hoping that this
will be an example that other
communities can copy which will give
the public a place to find services as well
as a place to voice compliments or
complaints. Marcellus Roberts was


The Prime Minister greets many old friends on his recent visit to Little Abaco. Their
response to him was spontaneous and enthusiastic.

elected Chairman and can be contacted
by calling 365-8064.

Little Abaco
By Leon Pinder
The children of Little Abaco enjoyed
an especially festive Christmas holiday.

On December 23rd the children of Mount
Hope were treated to a party. On
Christmas Day Bahasea. a r.. iishiii.
pr..'iuJ- company iUn Crown Haven,
treated all the children of Little Abaco to
a Christmas party with food, diiks, aud
gift bags as well as Junkauoo. This
annual event is anticipated eagerly by the
residents of thai a~c:.
On New Year's Day the Prime
Minister sponsored a party at Fox Town
for the all the residents of Little Abaco.
IIe brought with him gifts for the
children. Everyone was well nourished
with lots of food and drinks. He also
brought an inflatable tower, the Star
Walk, which the children enjoyed
bouncing on.
On the 28th of December Monica
Thomas wed Gregory Rolle at St. Ann's
Church in Crown Haven. Monica is the
daughter of Vivian and Hermis Thomas
and Gregory is the son of Birdie
McIntosh and Gregory Rolle, Sr. The
reception was at BJ's in Mt. Hope.

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Scotia Bank Honours 3 Employees

The Bank of Nova Scotia recently
honoured three of its employees at the
Marsh Harbour branch. These awards
were in recognition of achievements in
several areas.
Ruby Albury received a special reward
for serving the bank for 25 years. She
was honoured at a banquet in Nassau and
presented with a diamond-studded ring
and diamond pin in a special
presentation. She is the only Abaconian
to ever receive a 25-year award.
Mrs. Albury began with the Bank of
Nova Scotia in November 1971 in
Customer Service. She continued in this
department until she was an Operations
Officer in charge of tellers and routine
customer service. She has now
transferred to a different department and
is the Commercial Credit Officer
working with the business community of

Changes at A
At a hastily called PTA meeting at
Abaco Central High on January 21st,
Principal Cephus Cooper announced that
he was one of six candidates selected
nationally for the post of Island
Administrator. He will begin four to six
months of training immediately.
Mrs. Royanne Swain will become the
Acting Principal and Mr. Ferguson will
be the Headmaster. Mrs. Laverne
Cooper, a popular religious social studies
teacher, will be leaving with her husband,
causing a vacancy on the school staff. She
taught a full range of students from
grades 7 12. Mr. Ryan Muto, a
graphical arts communications teacher, is

Mrs. Albury is from Marsh Harbour
and is married to Stan Albury. They have
two children, Adelle and Antonio. She is
very involved with church activities.

Mrs. Ruby Albury

Mr. Michael Munnings was recently
transferred to Scotia Bank in Marsh
Harbour as Senior Officer in charge of
Consumer Loans. Mr. Munnings has
been with Scotia Bank for the past six

Mr. Michael Munnings

kbaco Central High School

expected to join the high school staff very
During the meeting Mr. Cooper and
Abaco School Superintendent Jackson
McIntosh assured those present that this
mid-term transition should pose no
disruption to the school.
Mr. Cooper has served as principal of
Abaco Central High School for four years
and has been with the Ministry of
Education for 25 years. He was
transferred here in January 1993 on two
weeks notice from a similar position on
Cat Island.
Mr. McIntosh thanked Mr. Cooper for
his dedication and for raising the Abaco

Central High image throughout the
Bahamas. According to Mr. McIntosh,
this school enjoys a very high rating
throughout the Bahamas educational
Parents were concerned with the
shortage of teachers which Mr. McIntosh
acknowledged. This visible shortage on
Abaco is also true for the rest of the
Bahamas according to Mr. McIntosh. The
College of The Bahamas cannot train
enough teachers to fill the demand. Mr.
McIntosh appealed to those attending to
have any available teacher contact him
PLEASE SEE Abaco CentralPaoe 31

years, first as teller, then elevated to
Loan Officer and finally to his post in
Marsh Harbour. He was named
Employee of the Year 1996 for the
Paradise Island Branch in Nassau.
Mr. Munnings is from Nassau and is
married to Belinda. They have a son,
Makio Alexander Munnings. The family
is living here on Abaco with him.
Ms. Frederika Ferguson was chosen as
Employee of the Year for overall good
performance for 1996 here in Abaco.
This is the second time she has received
this honour at this branch of the bank.
Ms. Ferguson has been with Scotia
Bank for ten years, eight years of which
she served the bank in Nassau. She is a
Customer Service representative dealing
with the day-to-day interaction with
Ms. Ferguson is a graduate of the
College of the Bahamas and also has a
CPS degree. She has a seven-year-old
daughter, Krystenique.

Ms. Frederika Ferguson

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More South Abaco News

South FROM Page 12
comprised of other students, teachers,
parents and other family members.
The winners were as follows: Grade 1-
Leonardo Joseph, Grade 2-Monique
Swain, Grade 3-Charece Davis, Grade 4-
Valentino Stuart, Grade 5-Elgar Pinder,
grade 6-Charles Williams, Grade 7-
Roberto Davis, Grade 8-McHale Davis,
Grade 9-Jill McKenzie
Both parents and teachers are
extremely proud of these students
performances. Keep up the good work
The staff and students are now 'geared
up' for an even more exciting and
productive term.
By Lee Pinder
Dorinda Albury, daughter of Vashti
Albury of Cherokee Sound, and Devin
Sweeting, son of Mr. and Mrs. Redith
Sweeting of Man-O-War, were engaged
on Christmas night 1996. Best wishes go
out to the happy couple from their family
and friends.
A Bad Accident
Just a week before Christmas Mark
Albury was thrown from his boat by
rough seas and nearly had his hand cut
off by the still running motor. He was
fortunate to have Tony Lowe in the boat
with him who shut the motor off and
probably saved Mark's hand. He has a
long road to recovery and we wish him
all the best.
Holiday Festivities
There were lots of things happening
over the holidays and I will highlight
them for you. I must start by
congratulating all the children who did a
wonderful job with their annual school
play. This year the theme was The Little
Lost Angel. Considering our limited
space and difficulty with availability of

items on the island, the scenery,
costumes and props were really amazing.
We know the children, teachers and PTA
all worked very hard to produce it for
us, and all who came out, in spite of the
bad weather, were pleasantly rewarded.
I don't believe there was anywhere
else in Abaco, maybe even The
Bahamas, more lit-up than Cherokee.
Lights, lights everywhere, on the fences,
in the bushes and trees and on the
houses, it was so festive and beautiful.
Next year we should definitely make
plans to give a prize for the best
Christmas decorations.
Fifty years of tradition continued on
Christmas Eve with the annual gathering
at the community tree. Hartis Pinder took
us back to 1946 by reflecting on what it
must have been like all those years ago.
We had many of our second home
residents with us over the holidays.
Many others also return year after year
to be at Cherokee for this special get-
together. When Santa had handed out all
the gifts, over 300 guests were treated to
dinner at the schoolhouse.
Then a hardy few stayed up most of
the night to serenade those trying to
sleep. Of course, during the holidays
there were several visits from the
masqueraders and some of them were
really ugly.
New Year's Eve saw nine "Guys"
burnt at the stake down by the spit with
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Mischief makers stacked boats up during
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before noon and were still at it when it a tremendous job of cleaning out debris friends have undertaken to clean the


FROM Page 21

under the owner's bedroom windows and
a lot of other harmless pranks.
Everyone expects them and most try to
advert a visit, but few escape without
some incident even if it's only a stack of
cans to topple over as you open your
door in the morning. However, it does
only happen once a year, so grin and
bear it, only 365 days till we do it all
over again.
The weather was perfect for softball
on Boxing Day and New Years and a big
crowd came out on both occasions. The
players want to raise money to improve
the field and the bar-b-qued dinner was
sold one day and wild pork or chicken
souse on the other. They started playing

was getting dark.
We were glad to see the girls play
their games, too. Everyone appreciated
the good job of announcing done by
Daniel Sawyer. The take from both days
raised around $1,500 and it was good to
see so many people out having such a
good time.
Has anyone noticed how the sand is
building up again between the bridge
creek and the long dock? This area was
well on its way to being completely
washed out by the many storms that
skirted our beaches this past year.
Thanks to some civic-minded citizens
who built a sea wall, I believe we will
not only save the little park but end up
with a lovely bathing beach perfect for
the children.
In addition, Club Cherokee youths did

from the bridge creek and have made it
a more ecologically safe environment for
the abundant small sea life that reside
there. Well done, Cherokee.

Miss Dorinda Albury and Devin Sweeting
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The Roessler family have been regular
visitors to Abaco for the past 21 years
spending three months of the year here.
They, along with family members and

beach and have completed two and a half
miles. They have collected approximately
one and a half tons of glass, about four
truck loads.
They are looking forward to electric
service for their area.
Sandy Point
By Ruth Flowers
On the 8th of January Alvin David
Green, Jr. was born to Julie and Alvin
Green of Sandy Point. She was born in
Nassau and weighed eight pounds one
ounce. Proud grandparents are Judy and
Joe Curry and Leona and David Green.
A very speedy recovery wish goes to
Patrick Roberts of Sandy Point. This
comes from all the community and
especially the Royal Kalik basketball
team. Mr. Green suffered a complicated
broken leg during a game on the 8th of
December. Even with surgery on the
19th of December, he is still not in a
splint. He will be returning to the doctors
the end of January for further treatment.

Cherokee enjoys softball games and is raising funds to improve their playing field.

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AIDS Awareness Seminars Cover Abaco

AIDS Awareness Seminars were held
on Abaco on January 14th through 17th.
Dr. Perry Gomez, Chairman, and Mrs.
Rosa Mae Bain, Secretary, both of the
National Educational Committee,
coordinated the workshops. They were
accompanied by a group from Nassau
and began with an opening ceremony and
AIDS prevention workshop at the
Treasure Cay Community Centre on
January 14th.
The emphasis at all these seminars was
prevention of a disease which is
prevalent in The Bahamas. The Bahamas
ranks first in cases per capital in the
English-speaking countries of the
Caribbean. The Bahamas ranks third in
the world per capital. Abaco ranks third
within the country with three percent of
the reported cases. Worldwide there have
been seven million deaths and 23 million

which are still presently infected.
The group held workshops for teachers
and community leaders of North Abaco
at the S.C. .Bootle High School on
January 15th and workshops that night
for the general public in four locations,
S.C. Bootle High School, Fox Town
Primary School, Treasure Cay Primary
School, and the Amy Roberts All Age
The group was in the Central District
of Abaco on January 16th. They
conducted workshops for teachers and
community leaders at Abaco Central
High School and for the general public at
the Creole Gospel Chapel Dundas Town,
Murphy Town and Marsh Harbour.
On January 16th they also held a
seminar for the South Abaco District at
Sandy Point. On January 17th they held
workshops at Abaco Central High School

The Devestating AIDS Disease Is Preventable

AIDS is primarily a sexually
transmitted disease. The two per cent
which are infected otherwise are either
infected through blood contact or from
mother to baby. It is inevitably fatal. In
some countries such as the United States
its incidence is high among the gay
community but in The Bahamas it is
basically a heterosexual disease.
AIDS is not considered a highly
contagious disease with a transmission
rate of about 50 percent. A very high
percentage of those who do contact it
have other STD's (Sexually Transmitted
Diseases). It is imperative to control all
STD's to help lessen the HIV infection-
AIDS was first recognized as a disease
in 1981 in California. In 1982 it was
called the Acquired Immune Disease
Syndrome or AIDS. In 1983-84 scientists
identified the HIV virus which causes it
and by 1985 a test was developed to
detect the HIV virus or AIDS in the
blood. It was in that year that The
Bahamas began screening donors of
blood for blood bank supplies as well as
keeping accurate records. The Bahamas
has been open in acknowledging their
The disease is prevalent in many

countries throughout the world. Africa
continues to be the most heavily infected
area but very serious outbreaks are
occurring in other areas, particularly in
India and other parts of Asia. The prime
age group infected is 20 to 40 year olds.
Some countries do not keep good records
while other countries deny the extent of
their problem.
Scientists have produced various drugs
which delay the progress of the disease.
Quite recently doctors have found that a
combination of these drugs seems to
dramatically slow the progress of this
disease in many individuals but the
expense for such a program is very high.
Only a very few patients in The Bahamas
is on this aggressive drug program.
The development of AIDS follows a
specific pattern although the timing varies
greatly according to the individual. It
begins with an acute infections which
cause flu-like symptoms. For the next
several years, although the person will
test positive for the HIV virus, that
person will continue to be healthy and
not exhibit any signs of AIDS. They are
a carrier at this point. The first signs of
the development of full blown AIDS is
the enlarging of some lymph nodes.


Dr. Perry Gomez
and Forest Heights Academy.
The Bahamas has formed the National
AIDS Committee and seminars such as
those conducted on Abaco are an
outgrowth of this committee. Nurse
Peggy Cooper of Marsh Harbour
represents Abaco on this committee.
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of the dangers of AIDS and for people to
change their way of life. Dr. Gomez put
it this way, "How much you believe
determines how you live." There is much
fear and ignorance about the disease but
the committee is trying to disseminate
information with the hope that the
general population will take precautions
to safe guard themselves against this
killer disease.
Since 1985 when The Bahamas began
keeping records, there have been 6300
infected with HIV of which 2400 have
developed into full-blown AIDS. Of this
number 1510 or 62.7 percent have died.
Eighty-five percent of those testing HIV
positive are Bahamian while fifteen
percent are non-Bahamian.
Dr. Gomez recommended that the
country get back to a true Bahamian
family life style with a marriage of one
man and one woman. Bahamians have
lost the family tradition. He urged the
leaders to educate the youth and the
churches to become involved in the
educational process.

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Local Government

- at Work

Council -December 17th, 1996
Works Compound The Central Council
has hired Mr. Gibbs to supervise the Works
compound. He will report to the Council. He
has been taking inventory to see the status of
the equipment left by Central Government.
He will also supervise repair and
maintenance crews. His office in the Works
compound in Marsh Harbour is being
renovated, eliminating the need for the
portable office adjoining the compound.
Cable Bahamas The Council approved
Cable Bahamas plans for a facility at the old
missile tracking station on Don MacKay
Boulevard. There will be no towers or high
antennas. The building will be attractive and
the area will be landscaped so the antennas
will not be visible. Approval was also given
for an underground cable along the S.C.
Bootle Highway from Marsh Harbour to
Leisure Lee. The Northern Abaco Council
will have to approve the installation from
there to Cooper's Town.
Records & Staff -Mr. Everette Hart,
Island Administrator, emphasized that all
Councils and Town Committees must keep
accurate, detailed records of those persons
on contract with them. He wants them to
have specific contracts with details of
responsibility which are signed and kept on
Ms. Mary Ann Smith, a central
government employee, will begin working in
the Council office in January. She will still
be accountable to Mr. Hart but will do the
accounting for the Central District.

Council- January 14th, 1997
School Fencing Plans were reviewed*
for fencing the Abaco Central High School
grounds with a chain link fence on the sides
and back. The road side will be a short
concrete wall with a decorative steel picket
fencing on top. Bids are being solicited.

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

Toilets at Abaco Central High The
plumbing supplying water to the new toilet
block continues to give trouble apparently
due to the complexity of the job. The PVC
suction pipe was replaced with galvanized
and now the pressure side may need
attention. A council member will investigate.
Airport Septic System The deep well
drain is clogged requiring the septic tank to
be pumped weekly. This deep disposal well
is cased well below the fresh water table and
is apparently clogged at the bottom. The
local pumping service has not been paid for
past pumping and will not pump this location
anymore. Two Council members will look
into this problem.
Council and Town Budgets for 1997/98
Administrator Hart asked each town to
formulate its capital and recurrent budgets
for submission to the Council by February
17th. These will be reviewed by the Council
and combined with the Council's budget for
submission to Nassau. Mr. Hart reminded
.the Council members that the Local
Government Act requires public town
meetings specifically related to budget items
be held before the figures are made final. Bill
Swain of Murphy Town was dismayed that a
new budget is being requested when money
from the old budget has not yet been made
Building and Health Inspector Nine
individuals submitted applications for the
post of Building Inspector and Health
Inspector. Some applicants applied for a
combined job to include both duties. Due to
the range of qualifications, salaries, expenses
and other items to be considered for this new
Abaco position, a committee of five (one
from each town) was appointed to review the
applications and make recommendations.
Mr. Hart asked the Council to review pay
scales to ensure the positions are in line with
other government workers of similar stature.

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Council secretary/clerk The work load
has developed to. the point where an
additional staff member is required at the
Council office in Marsh Harbour and tenders
are out for this position.
Highway Verges Employees at the
Works Compound will soon begin grading
and beautifying the verges from the Marsh
Harbour Airport to Spring City and along the
S.C. Bootle Highway to the BEC generating

Marsh Harbour Committee
January 21st, 1997
Fire and Ambulance Services Recognized
The services of the Marsh Harbour
Volunteer Fire Department and Trauma One
(volunteer ambulance) are vital to the
community. The Town Committee will look
into giving assistance to these services.
Road Paving Several short town roads
are scheduled for immediate paving or
Capital Improvements The capital
funds which are available for Marsh Harbour
will be spent in building sidewalks on Queen
Elizabeth Drive and Front Street. Visitors

feel insecure walking on the side of the road
with traffic so close. Some money will also
go to developing the park on Don MacKay
Boulevard on the way to the airport. This
park has been improved so far by private
donations. Spring City will discuss what
their needs are. Capped wells or fire hydrants
were suggested for the fire truck use.
Airport Security The lack of security at
the airport is of great concern. Many visitors
will not leave their planes here because of
this and our local pilots and charter
companies are very concerned that their
planes may be stolen or tampered with. The
committee will try to persuade BEC to install
the flood lights which were given to BEC
some time ago for this purpose. This would
light up the airplane parking areas. Also
donated but not yet installed are visual
approach lights which would be a great
assistance for night emergency flights.
Fencing, Drains and Abondoned Buildings
Other topics included the need for a barrier
above the main storm drain where it flows
into the harbour, a.valve at the storm drain
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More News of the Cays

for this book is $40 and must be ordered Green Turtle Cay
Cays FROM Page 8 now to be assured of receiving one as the Ay Annabelle Cross
2nd Jack Key printing run is based on pre-publication Happy New Year! Green Turtle Cay
3rd Ron Engle orders. Contact Mac McAleer at 242- was a busy place during December with >.
The term "standing start" refers to 366-0107 for further information, church programmes, concerts, a school A.tzw 1.0
gravity started classes. The term Building Plans fair, etc. The weather was beautiful over J
"limited" denotes size restriction and Construction was halted on the the holidays, making special events more
regulations on car, axle and wheels. building of a permanent home for the enjoyable. i
"Unlimited classes" contained cars that Wyannie Malone Historical Museum The Historical Society's raffle was l .
were built with "the sky as the only when problems developed concerning the drawn on December 23rd. Colby Cross
limit." title of the property. That is now was the lucky winner and now owns his
Heritage Day 1997 resolved and plans are being submitted own 19-inch television and digital
March 14th has been set for this year's for approval. Construction will resume satellite system. Upon hearing the news,
Heritage Day celebration. Again this year when approvals are received, he was as excited as a boy of seven H-
is will be a fund raising for the Wyannie The plans show two buildings, one a months knew how to be! (He has agreed -.
Malone Historical Museum for building concrete block building with an exterior to allow his parents two hours of
funds. The program will begin at 11 a.m. copying the historic "Balcony House" in television time each day for news, sports, 4
and will continue through the afternoon. Nassau and the other a replica of an old soaps or weather!)
There will be a Treasure/Scavenger Hunt home in Hope Town. The concrete block The streets of Green Turtle Cay were
sponsored by the Hope Town Sailing building will help assure the protection of crowded on January 1st as people came
Club and a special How Well Do You many valuable items in case of fire. from all over Abaco to join residents and
Know Your Heritage? contest. There will Cindy Hayworth and Edwin Early of visitors for the annual New Year's Day i. A
be games and a Raffle held. Hope Town are happy with their baby parade. The hard work of those spending
Ferries will be available for girl who arrived on December 31st in hours in "the Junkanoo shack" was not in
transporting guests from the various Nassau. She has been named Hannah vain. The costumes were beautiful. The
communities. Wray Hayworth. colourful costumes and all the people
Malone Genealogy On the 11th of January Christine joining in "the rush" made a spectacular Green Turtle Cay Junkanoo drummer,
Malone eneaogy nni Kanitsch and Patrick McCully were wed sight. The music of cowbells, horns, Brent Curry Photo by Karen McIntosh
The fourth edition of the Wyannie overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at the drums and whistles could be heard all and all the members of the Junkanoo
Malone Genealogy will be published this Abaco Inn. The reception followed at the over the island. Committee. And to all those who prepare
summer and will be a hard bound book Crew's Nest. The couple will honeymoon The people of our community and sell food to keep our visitors happy
withered a great amoupresently of new informant 7,000 in the South. Christine's parents are appreciate the long hours of hard work while waiting for the parade!
There are presently over 7,000 Louis Terrence and Margaret Rose that go into making the Junkanoo parade
descendants and about 12,000 names in Kanitsch and Patrick's parents are Daniel possible special thanks to Hubert Smith, PLEASE SEE Cays Page26
and Joette McCully. Rickie North, Darren Ford, Craig Curry
in addition to the Malone family. Price

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FROM Page 25

New Year's Day ended with a
spectacular fireworks display at
Settlement Point. The fireworks were
purchased with donations which were
arranged by Hubert Pinder. The
fireworks were set up by Hubert Pinder,
Judson Thompson and Johnny Deal.
On January 2nd our Prime Minister,
Hon. Hubert Ingraham, hosted a party
for the children at Quincentennial Park.
There were food, drinks and gifts for the
children and an inflatable "Fun House."
Even though the holidays were
enjoyable, they were not without
incident. On New Year's Day a boating
visitor fell from his dinghy and was cut
by the propeller of his engine. He was
rescued by Peter, Noel and Kathyann
Sawyer and rushed to the local clinic.
There Dr. John Shedd, a frequent visitor
to our island, worked with Nurse
Reckley for hours stitching the cuts. An

During the final stage the immune
system of the body is weakened and
destroyed allowing infections of various
kinds to develop. One prominent
symptom is a wasting away with a weight
loss of at least 10 percent. The person
can suffer dementia or a serious memory
loss. Several particular types of cancer
are common as well as tuberculosis,
pneumonia and the growth of tumors.
The person dies, not of AIDS, but of one
of the diseases that develops because of
their weakened immune system.


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By Brenda Sawyer
All are invited to attend the annual
Flea Market at Man-O-War Cay. The
hours are 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is a
fund raising for the Man-O-War School
and ferry service will be available. There
will be games, food and a raffle.
Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon of Man-O-
War are happy to announce the
engagement of their daughter Mailin
Sawyer to Grant Sands from Marsh
Harbour. The couple announced their
engagement on Christmas Day.
Congratulations to you both!

Vertram Lowe displays one of his historic ship models at the Marsh Harbour Sand Dollar
Shop during their Christmas open house on December 6th. Mr. Lowe makes the models in his
home in New Plymouth.

emergency helicopter arrived after 9
p.m. to airlift the patient to a Florida
hospital. The helicopter landed on the
park site with light provided by vehicles.
Two days later a winter resident had
to be treated by another visiting doctor
and airlifted to Florida. These two
incidents made us all more aware of the
necessity of having a resident doctor and
improved medical clinic. Hopefully, the
requests of our community will be heard
before a life is lost.
Mr. Calvin Sawyer passed away on
December 23rd. Funeral services were
held on December 24th at the Gospel

Chapel. He is survived by his wife
Joyce, sons Bobby, Patrick and Elliott,
daughter Ella Pinder, nine grandchildren,
three great grandchildren, daughters-in-
law Adrella, Minerva and Darlene, son-
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Obituaries rienbs anb esibents

Eugene (Gene) C. Ericsson, 17,
passed away on November 30th, 1996,
and was buried in West Palm Beach on
December 3rd, 1996. He is survived by
many family members including his
mother, Doris Ericsson, and
grandmother, Dorothy Russell of Marsh
Morton Marcel Sawyer, 73,
affectionately known as "Poppy," passed

away on January. The funeral was on
January 8th at Marsh Harbour Gospel
Chapel with Pastor David Cartwright
officiating. Interment was in the Marsh
Harbour Public Cemetery.
Mr. Sawyer was born in Marsh
Harbour to the late Wilson and Hattie
Sawyer and lived in Marsh Harbour for
his entire life. He was married to Maggie
Key for fifty-four years and had three

children. He spent his early life farming
and fishing. He became a successful
businessman through hard work and
His memory will be cherished by his
wife, Maggie; daughter Nellie; sons
Curtis and Floyd; ten grandchildren,
Kent, Nancy, Cindy, Hope, Marty, Ron,
Clint, Natasha, Corey and Victoria; eight
great-grandchildren, Cora, Lyle, Kerri,
Santana, Shaquille, Myron and Monique;

Eugene Ericsson

son-in-law, Chesney; daughters-in-law,
Pauline, Flora and Delcie; grand sons-in-
law, Scott, Frankie and Otis; grand
daughters-in-law, Kimberly and Maria
and a host of other relatives and friends.
Curtis Lowe, 88, died at his home in
Hope Town on January 9th. Burial was
in the Hope Town cemetery on that same
Mr. Curtis, as he was called, was
born in Green Turtle Cay on July 7,
1908, but moved to Cherokee early in his
life. He went to sea on a fishing smack
during his teenage years but in the late
1930s chose a life of farming and
shelling. liHe married Bessie Sawyer in
the 1940s and had three sons, Hartley,
Maitland and Robert, and one daughter
During the later 1940s he moved to
Little Harbour to keep the lighthouse
there. In the 1970s they moved to Hope
Town to open their well-known Bessie's
Bakery. The bakery was open until last
year despite the fact that Miss Bessie
passed away in 1990.

R. I l and *Bez "es"

Shown above is the art work of Benjie Malone of Hope Town. He manages the marina
of Club Soleil but in his spare time hand carves signs and decorations. He received his
initial training about 12 years ago when Mr. Bill Reukauf, a retired resident of Hope
Town (now deceased), had classes in woodworking. These classes taught him the simple
basics of this art and a few months ago Benjie began working once again with the wood.
Benjie is the only one of Mr. Reukauf's students to continue to use his skill. All his
creations are totally hand carved and are for sale.

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Castaway Cay Work Is on Schedule

Work is well under way on Disney's
Castaway Cay creating a playground for
cruise visitors which will begin arriving
early next year. Work was begun early in
1996 and construction will hopefully be
completed later this year. The major
work was dredging out a harbour and
forming a new island which serves as a
dock for two cruise boats. The facility
will require many buildings many of
which will be fabricated in the States and
assembled on the cay.
The facility at Castaway Cay, the new
name of Gorda Cay, will be extensive.
The Disney Company anticipates
accommodating 2200 to 2600 on each
day that one of their cruise ships visits
the cay. These boats will be sailing from
Port Canaveral. With four visits weekly
when both ships are operational, they
will be entertaining close. to 10,000
people weekly on their two boats. That
many people will require a staff of at
least 200. Some of the staff will work on

the boat and will come ashore while the
boat is docked.
Seventy percent of the passengers will
be on 7-day packages, spending the first
four days at Disney World, Epcot and
MGM Studio before boarding the ship
for a cruise to Nassau and finally to
Castaway Cay. Their plans call for the
visitors to be ashore from 8:00 a.m. until
4:30 p.m. when they will head back to
The company expects to have about 35
persons on a permanent staff for the
island. Some will live there while others
will commute from Sandy Point. The
government will provide two policemen
and two post office staff who will live
there courtesy of Disney which will
provide housing and meals.
Castaway Cay will have its own
electrical system supplied by three
generators each rated at 455 KW. Their
fresh water will be brought to the island
by the cruise ships which are being

Sandy Pt. Hosts Special Visitors

Goofy and Mickey Mouse
accompanied Santa Claus in a pre-
Christmas visit to Sandy Point. Goofy
really enjoyed playing and running with
the children there while Mickey Mouse
helped Santa give out presents to all the
children. Excitement ran high as each
child had his picture taken with these
popular figures.
The Disney Company and American
Bridge combined efforts to give the
Sandy Point children a fantastic
Christmas party providing gifts, lots of
home cooked food, cakes, cookies and a
variety of drinks. Two hundred chickens

were barbecued and 400 Polaroid
pictures were taken, making the party a
very festive time.
The Disney Company is developing a
water-oriented resort on Gorda Cay
which is being renamed Castaway Cay.
The main attraction will be a large water
slide but the resort will have a variety of
other water sports available also. The
company will make the cay a day-long
stop on the cruises they will offer with
two new cruise ships which will begin
service in 1998. American Bridge is the
contractor doing the construction on
Castaway Cay.



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outfitted with large water tanks. The
island will have a storage capacity of
80,000 gallons. Their phone system will
be provided by Batelco with a remote
link through Sandy Point. The number of
phones on the cay will be quite limited.
There will be eight stalls for
concessions where the visitors will have
an opportunity to purchase Bahamian-
made crafts. The Disney Company hopes
to have craftsmen working there,
demonstrating the making of jewellery,
wood carving, straw work, or other
crafts. These will be open, out-door stalls
made to give an island feeling. These
people will live on Abaco and will
commute on the days of the cruise ship
visits. Disney will also have a small area
for selling items with their logo.
The Disney Company is now looking
for artisans and are hoping they can find
enough art work made in the Bahamas

that they can have only Bahamian
merchandise but they are having
problems coming up with sufficient
items. They are also beginning their
search for talent, both for dockside
entertainment in Nassau and for
entertainment on the cay.
The two cruise ships are being made
in Trieste, Italy. The first one, the
Disney Magic will be launched in January
1998 and will make its maiden voyage
with passengers from England to Florida.
There will be an open house in Florida to
acquaint the public with their ships. For
the next few weeks it will make
overnight trips, entertaining travel agents
and special guests. Officially the cruises
begin on April 10th, 1998, and they have
already begun making reservations and
selling tickets. The second ship, the
Disney Wonder, will be begin service by
the end of 1998.

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Elaine Summervi[lle, Manager
Tues. Sat. 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Beside Abaco Hardware 367-3623


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In Abaco call 809-367-2091, Fax 367-2235 or call on VHF Ch 16
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Located above B & D Marine at the Traffic Light
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January 1997 The Abaconlan Paoe 29

Special Interests

Bonsai To be Shown
Bonsai techniques will be the topic at
the next meeting of the Tropical Fruit
and Garden Society meeting. Mr.
Charles Gamble of Nassau will be the
guest speaker at the meeting to be held
on January 23rd at 7 p.m. at the Below


FROM Page 14

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Ricardo (Cardy) Wright of Murphy
A son was born to Ms. Terah Swain.
Rotary Club Honours Teacher
Mrs. Royann Swain was honoured by
the Marsh Harbour Rotary Club on the
16th of November for her years of
service and contribution to education on
the island of Abaco. Mrs. Swain has
taught at the Abaco Central Secondary
School since 1973. This was her first

Decks Lounge at the Great Abaco
Resort. Bonsai is the art of training and
pruning plants to achieve a miniature
effect which is common in Japanese
gardens. Mr. Gamble's demonstrations
last year on common Abaco plants
inspired many to try his methods to

posting after graduation from Bahamas
Teachers' College. She took a leave of
absence in 1976 to pursue studies abroad.
In 1979 she graduated from the
University of Miami with a M.Sc. degree
in secondary education and resumed
duties at Abaco Central High School. She
has served as acting principal of the
school (located in Spring City) and now
holds the position of Senior Mistress.
Mrs. Swain hails from Nassau and is
married to Mr. Sherman Swain of
Murphy Town. They have three children,
Casey, Sherann and Kelson.

develop their own bonsai creations.
The Society has a plant auction at each
meeting allowing the members to share
plants which also raises money to cover
the expenses.
The February meeting will be held in
Sandy Point at the home of Ferris and
Donna Pierson who grow prize
vegetables in the sandy soil very close to
the ocean. Mr. Pierson will share some
of his secrets with the group.
The Society welcomes all who are
interested in any aspect of growing

Cultural Events in GTC
On December 7th, 1996, at the Garden
Theatre on Green Turtle Cay, a
particularly fine troupe of actors
performed an adaptation with music of

Jane Wagner's The Search for Signs of
Intelligent Life in the Universe. The
Garden Theatre stage was a perfect
setting. However, the rains came just
before the final monologue.
Besides the play, Alton Lowe and the
Abaco Cultural Society staged several
events the first two weekends of
December including a Christmas concert,
an ecological lecture with slides by Brian
LePointe and acting monologues.-On
December 6th at the Alton Lowe Art
Gallery, the acting troupe performed
dramatic monologues and answered
questions from the audience on the art of
Mr. Lowe and the Abaco Cultural
Society plan to bring these players back
to the Garden Theatre for a showcase of
humorous and dramatic monologues and
scenes on May 2nd, 1997, to entertain
friends and patrons-

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Road Traffic Franchises
The public is hereby notified that the Abaco Road Traffic
Board in Accordance with section 14 (1)(a)(I) and (c) of the
Local Government Act, 1996, is presently accepting
applications for consideration at its next sitting on March 4th,
1997. Applications must be received by February 10th at the
District Council's Office in your district to be considered at this
Everette Hart
Administrator / Secretary



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FROM Page 11

for it! When I renewed it here to make
matters worse, it was $19.40. I bought
some packing tape that I usually pay $.95
for, it was $30.00 here for six. My
friend wanted to know if we're trying to
chase the tourists away. I said, Tourists?
What about those of us who live here?
Getting Taken
A Dangerous Situation
To the Abaconian,
I enjoy reading your newspaper.
Please allow me space in your letter
This what I'm about to share with the
public has been bothering me for quite
some time, the situation with the power
cables coming from Pointed Rock to the
various islands and cays. They are a
shame and a disgrace to the public. Also
at the same time very dangerous. I was
about to say my ten-month old
granddaughter could do a better job, but
for sure my four-year old could do
As I was passing Pointed Rock a few
days ago, I just stopped my boat and
looked, at that cay and to see the awful
mess there made me sick. The building is
about to collapse, cables in all directions.
The same mess is at Parrot Cay, Dickies
Cay, etc. This is very, very dangerous.

Page 30 The Abaconian January 1997

We have kids who go along the rocks
fishing, curbing, whelking, etc., not,
realising the danger out there. They're
not supposed to be near these cables, but
you know as well as I do kids will be
kids. There is not a reason in the world
why the cables can't be put in pipes and
covered in cement. If I didn't know any
better, I would think that a scud missile
hit the house on Pointed Rock and I
would not even comment on the rig on
Parrot Cay.
Many times foreigners ask where we
get our electricity and I tell them from
Marsh Harbour by way of Pointed Rock,
but no more with the condition there. I'll
just tell them from Marsh Harbour
It really bothers me how Crown Land
will let certain ones lease a cay or island
and let them mess it up. I'm going to be
personal again if you don't mind. If you
mind, don't read on. But I wish you will
continue reading.
I have been trying to lease a cay from
Crown for approximately 25 years, filled
in many many forms at Crown Land
Office in Nassau at $10 each. If I'm not
mistaken, the last was $20. This has been
my dream and hope to have a private
I tried to lease many cays as stated,
namely Upper Cay or Fish Hawk Cay,
Foul Cay, Parrot Cay, Little Johnny's

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TREASURE CAY interior lots starting at
$10,500. Lots south of Treasure Cay airportl00
x 630+ $15,000, 200x1356, main road to
waterfront $80,000
GREEN TURTLE CAY 2 adjacent lots near
beautiful Coco Bay 50x100 $35,000 each
MARSH HARBOUR Residential lot on
harbour 85x100 $150,000
MARSH HARBOUR Forest Drive 8 acres
commercial property $300,000
CROSSING ROCKS 74+ acres 3700' beach,
no road access, $370,000
COOPER'S TOWN 3 acre waterfront lots,
$25,000 also 2.6 acre creekfront lots $20,000
JOE BOOKIE'S BAY waterfront lots 4.7
acres $40,000
LUBBER'S QUARTERS 11,400+ sq ft lot
next to beach access $17,100
SANDY POINT beach lot $20,000
10.98 acres 195' beachfront $89,000
CASUARINA POINT beach lot 100x270
ELEUTHERA Governor's Harbour 100x300
beach lots, utilities, $49,500
Premium property throughout Abaco & the
rest of the Bahamas
Phone 242-325-1950 or 242-322-4148
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

Pinder's Real Estate
Great Guana Cay, Abaco,
"The Unspoiled Island"
Over 200 lots starting at $25,000, also acreage,
oceantroni. hilltop and baside lots
Pinder's Cottages, 2 & 3 bedroom, $650 to $700
weekly. A summer special of $350 per week per
person includes 0 one day fishing & diving 0
One day snorkeling & island hopping boat &
guide all equipment included 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 Chere Pinder at 365-5046 or
HERE B on VHF Ch 16 .

ELBOW CAY Parcel on bayside near Fry's
Mangrove, 71'x 280'. Semi protected cove, elec.
power, $98,000
LITTLE HARBOUR Two store\ houe with
great harbour view, private dockspace. Fully
equipped solar system. On half acre parcel with
ocean view as well. $275,000
subdivision, 160 ft. from eastern beach, along
developed strip. Priced to move at $17,500
Call Victor at 809-367-2749
or Fax at 809-367-2748
BAHAMA PALM SHORE Lot 100 ft X 125 ft
section one, $12,000 net Call 367-43265 .%ywi
CHEROKEE SOUND 3 Bedroom 1 bath, vinyl
siding, fenced yard, furnish, $60,000 Call Rex
at 367-2601 __ j mH!
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 Lte t h
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
GUANA CAY Beachfront lot 70' frontage on
highest point of best beach in Abaco, under-e
ground power, 360 views. Call 954-423-9796(
GUANA CAY 5% Acre waterfront ridge top
with 42' elevation on bluff on sound. Stunning
views, public road, electricity available, town I
mile. $375,000 all or part, Brochure Brian 954-
942-4177 or Fax 954-942-7230 r#4fftir
LEISURE LEE 2.4 Acre Point, w/seven unit
town house. Contact Florence Roberts at 809-
327-8297,359-6023, Fax 809-325-1076




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Enjoy the lifestyle you deserme...
W.,terfront lois with private boat slips in a
secure gated community.
Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152

underground utilities, solid rock, 40' trees Best
Price & Location CALL 3674077 ABACO
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 A

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

A\N-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 7-3BrY2Ba & upstairs
Cocobanana sleeps 4-2Br/2Ba, furnished, read
to move in. $750,000. Will sell one w/out other
809-365-6009 or 407-723-0547
MAN-O-WAR Cay Ocean front lot includes
small house. For sale by owner, Call 242-365-
6181 Zg/.,.. AI_-,__
MARSH HARBOUR 1.8 Acres and 4.5 acres
located by Golden Harvest & Solomon Bros.
all 367-2661 evenings
MARSH HARBOUR 2 bd/2ba 1500 sq ft liv-ing
area, 14x40 covered porch, central AC, satellite.
Buy or rent. Call 367-2166 days U
Two one acre plus lots with direct ocean
frontage on Ocean Blvd. Also 2 bedroom
beach front villa. Call 365-8137.
over I acre rolling hills, large trees, underground
utilities, unlimited fresh water,
Cay, high land, main highway beautiful views,
good soil, utilities, telephone, water, Tom
Roberts 809-322-4782 NASSAU or 367-4077

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P.O. Box AB 20179
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Office phone & Fax 809-367-3276
Evenings 809-367-2789

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 c ioned,
pool, private access to beach, includes golf cart,
Call 809-366-0557 A
Come Find The Treasure m Treasure Cay
LUXURY Fully equipped 2 bed/2 bath condo,
Finest rental property in Treasure Cay, righin .f_
the beach. Rent directly from the owners. Phone
or Fax 809-365-8514 ,
LITTLE HARBOUR Two new houses on the
water with large dock. Private. Beautiful
grounds Weekly or long term. FAX 809-366-
2250. attn "Treehouse." Ttj t..t/
GREEN TURTLE CAY Waterfront 2 bed 2
bath cottage on Bluff Harbour, New, central air,
dinghy dock. $1200/wk or $2500 per mo. long
nnrm Call 809-365-4471 JlC J7A
)UNDAS TOWN Fully Furnished 2 bed 1 bath
house A/C, wash/dry, Satellite, on Forest Dr,
all 367-2129 days, 367-2086 eve3 S \
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 beach 19 miles S. of
Marsh H. 2bd/2bth, furnished, Air cond. & Sat.
TV, linens & kitchenware, Bonefishing available
$1,200 wk., 242-367-4022 daytime
TREASURE CAY 2 bed 2 bath villa, newly
renovated & furnmished. Long term rental. T
doors from T. Cay Police Sta. Call 365-4105
BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out
Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing.
Call l-800-GO-BAHAMas (1-800-462-2426)

Cay, at least this is what I call it, the cay
before Johnny's Cay, the Cay between
Guana Cay and Scotland Cay, the cay
south west of Tilloo and others. No luck.
Approximately two years ago I
received a letter saying they were
considering my lease for a cay. The
computer must have fouled up things.
Again very personal, if anyone knows
me at all, knows that if I had a cay, I
would improve it. I would put a nice
Bahamian-built house on it and leave as
much of the bushes and shrubs on it as
possible. Ah, well, my dream has not
come true and I am very disappointed.
I trust through this letter the situation
with the power cables will be taken care
I would like to wish each one of you a
happy new year.
Samuel David Albury

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Spouses FROM Page 1
The proposed legislation also allows
children born abroad to Bahamian
mothers to be eligible for permanent
residency and citizenship. They must be
eighteen years to qualify.
The present laws require that a non-
Bahamian male spouse get a work permit
through an employer and requires a wait
of seven years before being able to apply
for residency or citizenship.
The Prime Minister is expecting to
propose legislation during his next term
of office which would change the
inheritance laws. The new inheritance
legislation would give all legitimate
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.


January 1997

Business Briefs

Abaco Island Transportation
announces a new ferry service between
Guana Cay and Marsh Harbour beginning
February 3rd with a new 36 foot boat. An
inaugural party will be held February 1st at
Nipper's in Guana Cay with the public
invited. Food and beverages will be served
with complimentary ferry service on that
day which will extend into the evening.
Edmund Pinder is the President of the
Evergreen Discount opened December
19th in the Garnet Archer Building, one
block west of the Marsh Harbour traffic
light. They are open 7 days from 7:30 a.m.
until 8 p.m. with Sunday closing at 6 p.m..
The shop, managed by Mr. Davis, stocks

Internet FROM Page 2
employee's desktop computer running
properly. This includes employee training
on computer use and support staff to tend
to computer crashes and malfunctions,
program glitches and bugs, as well as
communications and network problems.
Trying to get things straight over the
phone when there are software problems
can be difficult... I don't know of any
company that handles that well, anywhere!
It's really amazing that BaTelNet does
as well as it does.
Definitely an 8, a good solid 8
Next month ... What you can do to make
your Internet service better.

$7.00 Minimum for 3 Lines in one issue
$25 Picture and 4 lines
Additional lines at $2.00 per line.
We will take the photo in the Marsh
Harbour area.
Display classified $16 per column inch
Call 809-367-2677 or FAX 367-3677 3/9i

PAINTING, Interior & Exterior Pressure
Cleaning '& Mildew removal Water-proofing
* Roofing 0 Rotten wood replaced
Leroy Tucker, Marsh Harbour, 367-3849
CARPENTRY & PAINTING, cabinets, roof
repairs, rotten wood & shingles replaced, Call
Randy Sawyer at 367-4487 or 2187 or 4575

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 Fa

beauty, household and food items.
Sports World moved on December 6th
from the B and L Plaza to the Garnet
Archer Building one block west of the
traffic light in Marsh Harbour. The shop is
open Monday through Saturday from 9 -
5:30 with extended hours to 6 p.m. on
Saturday. The specialize in various brands
of sportswear and athletic shoes by Nike,
Fila, Reebok and Adidas. Cecil Newbold is
the owner and Keva Dean is the manager.
Abaco Office Products in Marsh
Harbour has been acquired by Abaco
Wholesale and has moved into the Loyalist

Local Gov.

FROM Page 24

abandoned houses which pose a danger to
the public.

Port Board January 22nd, '97
Boat Ramp The Board is suggesting
that money be budgeted for a boat ramp at
Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour close to
the public dock there. The limited number of
ramps in the Marsh Harbour area include
two which are very awkward for vehicles to
maneuver and block traffic while boats are
launched. Existing ramps do not provide for
New Board Member The Board will
nominate a person to serve on the Board to
replace Mr. Roy Sands, who is unable to
attend meetings regularly. The
recommendation will be forwarded to the
Council for their action.


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 S5 000. Must sell ;imedialel make
tiler Call .Jeff 36o-l282 (-0a.,

1976 JEEP CJ7 Fiberglass body, SS accessories,
engine in good shape. $2500. Allen Werthman
.1.0" 1 'tL EI

Shoppe. They hope to expand the copier
business with a larger variety of copiers for
sale. Philip Hall remains as service
manager and continues to provide copier
Memorial Plaza is nearly completed
with many tenants now open for business.
This is the new shopping complex half a
mile east of the Marsh Harbour traffic light
on Queen Elizabeth Drive. It has a
distinctive red Spanish type tile roof. A list
of tenants will be given next month.

Abaco Central FROM Page 20

who might be interested in teaching here.
The parents were supportive of the
opportunity Mr. Cooper has been given
with this new challenge. However, they
were also dismayed that the school
administration was being disrupted in the
middle of the school year. Pat Smith,
President of the PTA, felt that public
servants, in general, do not respect the
rights of the citizens in this country. In
this case, the school administrator is
leaving as well as a respected teacher. Mr.
Smith wanted the parents to send a signal
to those in authority that this action is
very disrespectful of the student's needs.
Mr. Cooper does not know where he
will eventually be posted. Abaco is his
home and he hopes to serve Abaco again
in the future.

The Ahaeonlan Page 31

Cookie Sale Planned
The 6th Abaco Bahamas Scout
Troop is to raise funds by selling
cookies February 21 to March 8th.
Their goal of selling 4,800 packages
would raise all the funds needed to
cover their yearly budget.
The funds raised will be spent to
purchase camping supplies, flags,
books and aid in training trips.
Solomon Bros. have been supportive by
giving them a greatly reduced price on
their cookies.



Jessica Sawyer

Happy Birtlhday
from your

other, James & Lisa

1986 JEEP WAGONEER, V 6 engine, by
%%ner. call 36"-3202l S or 367-2027
Evenings I


Sail the islands with Capt. Charles Jones,
Licensed High Seas Captain. Swim, snorkle &
sightsee. Call 242-365-0438 or write Box AB
20831, Coopers Town, Abaco, Bahamas

20' SCARAB single 200 hp Mercury, 60 gal
gas tank, 38 gal. water tank, Asking $9,000.
Call Lisa Bethel 365-6008

34' UNIFLITE Sport Sedan, twin 21oHw
Cummins, 2 A/C, ice maker, 3.5 KW Onan,
outriggers, Ideal anchor windlass, LoraUj
swim platform. $35,000 Call 365-6288 -f
35' CRAWFISHING boat, Call Sidney Sands
at 242-365-8028 or Fax 365-8508

36' MUNROE Crawfish boat, 671 GM, 4,000 4
lb. freezer, stabilizers, Call James at 365-4120 I
36' FISHING BOAT w/two 3208 Cats, one
Westerbeke gen., extras. Also 1986 GMC CAL l
365-4261 AW


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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Abaco Insurance Agency


Abaco Insurance Agency, Ltd.
Stratton Drive, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
P.O. Box AB 20404 Phone J42-367-2549 Fax 367-2359




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