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Title: Abaconian
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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Creation Date: July 1997
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ing fleet heads downwind after rounding the first mark. As they round the buoy, they hoist their colorfid spinnakers to
Vantage of the following wind. Only the two PHRF rated fleets which are faster use spinnakers The slower "Mother
oats do not use spinnakers and starilast to stay clear of the faster boats..

Regaqta Ime ix Abaeo, The annual
series of sailboat races, has just
completed- another successful year, its
22nd, providing sailors with lots of
racing and shore fun. As the fleet moves
through Abaco, the crowd of spectators,
fun loving power boaters and party-goers
fill resorts, marinas and restaurants to
The Regatta annually brings many
yachtsmen to the Bahamas for the ten
days of racing and shore activities. The
visitors, both participants and spectators
come from all over the United States as
well as Nassau. It is an event which is
anticipated year after year and has been
instrumental in drawing many summer
visitors to Abaco.
The overall winner this year was
Abaconian Jeff Gale on ABBEY
NORMAL. This is the third consecutive
year that Jeff has placed first. He has
been racing in the Regatta since he was
a young boy when he would crew for
some of the top racers which have
competed in the series. He now competes
internationally and has many laudable
winmngs to his credit.
The Regatta began this year with the
traditional Fourth of July race at Green
Turtle Cay. The racing was interspersed
with lay days which allowed the skippers
with their crews to enjoy the various
towns with their beaches, diving,
shopping or just relaxing.


Page 38

U.S. Cancels Tourist Warning

On July 18th the United States
Government issued a security alert stating
that a local Bahamian criminal group was
planning violence against US interests in
The Bahamas. However, later in the
month they lifted the alert after they
investigated more thoroughly and were
satisfied that there was not a problem.
The first announcement suggested that
US citizens pay extra attention to their
security and report any unusual activity.
The original alert would have been in
effect until August 7th.

The Bahamian government reacted
with shock and disappointment as they
felt that the alert was not justified. The
Bahamas is considered a very safe tourist
destination and tourism is the major
contributor to our economy. The
Bahamian government acted immediately
and took into custody four men one of
whom was the informant who made the
assertions to the American Embassy. The
informant is not considered dependable


Page 35

Pindling Retires After Serving 40 Years

After a life time spent in politics, the
Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden Pindling has retired
from Bahamian politics. It was Sir
Lynden who led The Bahamas to
Independence in 1973, the first country
anywhere in the world to win
independence with no bloodshed. He led
the Progressive Liberal Party to victory
in elections in 1967, 1968, 1972, 1977,
1982 and 1987. He was the longest
serving elected head of government in
the Commonwealth Caribbean.

When he resigned on July 7th, he was
Leader of the Opposition, a position he
had held since the PLP lost the
government in elections in. 1992 and
1997. The election of 1997 was an
especially humiliating one when his party
won only six seats in the House.
The Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham,
Prime Minister credited Sir Lynden for
"transforming The Bahamas from being
a sleepy racially and economically
divided village into a modem,
independent country."

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Hope Town has just taken delivery of their new fire truck which was paid for with
donations and fund raising. The small wheelbase truck was selected for its ability
to negotiate the narrow streets and it carries 600 gallons of water. It was outfitted
in Florida to Hope Town's specifications. Volunteers train weekly for fire, medical
and rescue situations which are primarily related to boating accidents.
See page 30 for additional story Photo by Stephanie Humblesione

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Page 2 The Ahaconian July/August 199

37 Police Reservists Begin Training

By Stephanie Humblestone
Thirty-seven out of fifty-five
applicants of both sexes between the ages
19-60 have qualified to serve as Police
Reservists in Abaco.
They were recruited from all over
Abaco by word of mouth, explained
Corporal Johnson, who has been with the
Police Force for fifteen years and is
stationed in Marsh Harbour. Since
January of this year he has been
processing files and carrying out
S"intelligence work" on each applicant.
The scheme has never before been
done in Abaco where there have been
only two reservists over the years. One
man moved here from Nassau and
subsequently left and the other, a
woman, came from Freeport who is
presently in Walkers Cay.
The prerequisites included that the

applicants had to be eighteen years or
over, a Bahamian citizen, a resident of
Abaco and of good character. They were
heavily screened, underwent a physical
and were individually interviewed by
Administrator Hart, Assistant
Superintendent George Mortimer and
Commandant of Reserves, Mr. Grafton
Ifill. The applicants were assessed on
their responses to why they volunteered.
The reservists were sworn in on July
17th at the Anglican Parish Hall of St.
John's Church where they took the Oath
of Allegiance and Oath of Office. It is
mandatory for them to attend a fourteen
week course of lectures every evening
from 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in Marsh
Harbour. Topics covered will be a
description of general police duties, areas
of the Constitution, evidence and
procedures and knowledge of the Police

Because they will have the benefit of
some excellent training, Corporal
Johnson anticipates having "the best
recruits ever in the Bahamas." They will
be lectured by retired Assistant
Commissioner Mr. Paul Thompson,
former Assistant Commissioner Mr. Ifill,
former Deputy Commissioner Mr. Keith
Mason, former Trainer at the Police
College in Nassau, Mr. Mortimer, and
Assistant Superintendent Reserve
Inspector Mr. McCoy. In addition, the
local Tourist Office in Marsh Harbour
will offer courses in public relations.
Most of the reservists will be posted in
the areas they were recruited from.
However, they will be expected to make
up the manpower wherever and whenever
it is needed, whether it is a carnival or a
major medical emergency.
Out of a stipend allocated them, they
will be expected to purchase a police

uniform. An R before the police number
will distinguish them from regular police
officers. They will be required to serve at
least 52 hours a year, one hour a week.
They can, however, work out their own
schedule and are not obliged to work
specific shifts.
Corporal Johnson describes their duties
as "general police ones, and basic foot
mobile patrol." He went on to say that
they will be expected to familiarize
themselves with the new satellite
computer system being set up in Marsh
Harbour Police Station and to receive
complaints at their home stations. "Once
on duty," explains Corporal Johnson,
"They will have the same powers,
privileges and immunities as police
This is truly a first for Abaco. We
wish all the recruits the very best and
extend our gratitude to them.



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Page 4 The Ahamonan. July/August 199

News of the Cays

May-O-War Cay
By Samantha Sands
Surprise Going Away
Appreciation Ceremony
The Man-O-War Cay PTA
Committee, teachers and students held a
surprise Bon Voyage Appreciation Party
for Mrs. Loraine Sands Lee, school
principal. Mrs. Lee is an Abaconian and
after a career in banking, earned a
degree in the United States in education.
She has been a teacher and principal for
the past 12 years of the school here.
The party was organized by Mrs.
Kellie Janes, a teacher, and special
guests included MP for South Abaco,
Mr. Robert Sweeting, D.E.O. Mr.
Jackson McIntosh and Mr. Rodney
Smith. Mrs. Lee was presented with a
Book of Memories, a plaque and bouquet

of flowers from her students. Many
emotional tributes were given testifying
to her dedication and hard work,
benefitting both the school and the
community of Man-O-War. Refreshments
followed the ceremony.
Independence Day Celebration
By Mady Albury
The community of Man-O-War Cay
held their annual Independence Day
Celebration on July 19th. Races were
held for the children 14 years and under.
The highlight of the day was the Slippery
Pole Event.
Proceeds from the food sales will
benefit the ball field funds. It was a good
turnout and everyone had a great time.
Thanks to everyone that helped and
special thanks to Brian Albury, Rich
Roberts and Neil Albury for organizing

the events and food.
On July 14th presentation of awards
for the Independence Day Celebration
was held at the ball field followed by an
official reopening of the ball field.
Dignitaries present were Island
Administrator Everette Hart, Member of
Parliament Robert Sweeting and
representatives of BEC.
A softball game was held after the
opening in which men 40 years and older
played against those 39 years and under.
Guess what? The older guys still have it;
they won nine to eight.
There was a good turnout and a night
of great fun.
Those winning prizes included

Boys 5 & under
1st Travis Hart
2nd Jared Goode
3rd Andrew Janes
4th Noah Albury

Girls 5 & under
Candace Malone
Cassie Albury
Meredith Albury

5th Dylan Sawyer
6th Eric Sands
Boys 6-8 Girls 6-8
1st Miles McK-Smith Hilarry Roberts
2nd Andrew Symonette Gabrielle Manni
3rd Bradley Albury Brooke Pinder
4th Garrett Sands
5th Clint Albury
Boys 9-11 Girls 9-11
1st Morgan McK-Smith Megan Albury
2nd Harrison Albury Junea Sweeting
3rd Cameron Albury Angie Sweeting
4th Ian Hart
5th Nathaniel Malone
6th Bronson Roberts
Boys 12-14 Girls 12-14
1st Fred Sweeting Islay Symonette
1st Laura Driver
2nd Joshua Malone Sarah Jennings


Page 28

House Member Robert Sweeting cuts the ball field ribbon at Man-O-War assisted by
Administrator Everette Hart and Wallace McDonald. This comemorates the re-opening of
the baseball field after repairs from last year's storm damage.

Man-O-War Independence Day winners lined up when the fun and games were over for their
winners' photograph.




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July/August 1997 The Abaeonlan Page 5

2 Towns Select New Committee Members

Two seats on Town Committees on
Abaco were vacated since local elections
last July 20th. In Cherokee Sound
Michael Bethel was appointed to the
Senate and had to resign his Committee
seat. In Man-O-War Mark Gates had
medical problems which dictated his
In Cherokee Sound Mrs. Eleanor
Jorgensen won her seat unopposed. A
bye-election was held in Man-O-War on
July 28th and Mr. Roy Russell received
76 votes while his opposition, Mr. Paul
Albury, received 37 votes. The total of
113 votes is exactly 50 percent of the
total number of voters on the register.
By-elections were held a number of
Family Islands.

Mr. Roy Russell
Mr. Russell is a native of Man-O-War
but spent his early life living in various
lumber camps throughout Abaco. He
began his working life at age 14 and has
been a mechanic, plumber and carpenter
during the course of his life.
He looks forward to serving on the
Town Committee as he has several goals
to improve his town. He would like to
see the completion of the paving of the
settlement roads. He feels that the town
needs a multi-purpose recreational
building that would serve the community
in a number of ways. He would also like
to see community rest rooms built.
Mrs. Eleanor Jorgensen
By Lee Pinder
Eleanor Jorgensen is elected to the

Cherokee Sound/Casuarina Town
Committee after running unopposed for
the vacancy left by Senator Michael
Bethel upon his appointment last spring.
Married to Michael Jorgensen, a local
electrician, Eleanor is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Percival Pinder, a couple
with Cherokee roots. She was educated
at Queen's College and worked in
Nassau. She and her husband moved to
Hampton, Virginia, about ten years ago
where they lived until moving back to
Abaco a year ago.

Crawfish Season Opens Aug. 1

By Stephanie Humblestone
Midst much speculation the 1997
crawfishing season opens on August 1st.
The human memory is either very
short or is eclipsed by optimism. Those
"glum faces and shaking heads" I
described in my article Is Crawfishing in
Jeopardy? in April of this year are now
smiling and ready to embark on "a great
season ahead." The indomitable human
spirit prevails, no more so than on Abaco
where people are, by history, natural
Just two days away from the opening
of the crawfishing season, fishermen
seem to be everywhere in evidence in
Marsh Harbour, obviously revving up in
anticipation for a profitable season.
Energised and ready to go, Benjamin
Thompson from Dundas Town, a house
painter the rest of 'he year. has had ten
years of Lrwl' Ihmi experience. "My
Mummy taught me," he said to my
surprise. He based his prediction for a
good season on the favourable weather
conditions. "We've had no hurricanes or
serious storms," he said. Benjamin goes
out with his father-in-law on a 55 foot
vessel. Initially they will stay out one
solid month, venturing as far away as
Bimini and the Berry Islands. The catch,
estimated to be about 10,000 pound, will
be sold in Nassau, Freeport and Marsh
Harbour. He did not agree, as some do,
to delaying the opening of the season for
up to six to eight weeks because there
are still crawfish spawning. "Most," says
Benjamin," are up to the regulation size
of five inches."'
Andy Sawyer of the Fish House in
Marsh Harbour said that the season


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They plan to settle in Cherokee. She
has organized a choral group in the
church and gives piano lessons to many
of our children. As a young couple,
Eleanor and Michael are interested in
Cherokee's future and she has stepped
forward to volunteer for the position on
the Committee.
We wish Eleanor well and look
forward to a second year under official
local government rule and hope there will
be more involvement and participation by
other community members.

would be pretty much like last year. Last
August he said was bad after the "
PLEASE SEE Crawfish Page 39 Roy Russell Eleanor Jorgensen

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Deborah K Now Hosting Dive Visitors

[Ed. note: We were pleased to have
two people write about the scheduled
sinking of the DEBORAH K II. We have
included both so our readers can get a
better feel for the end of one stage of the
life of the ship and the beginning of
The Last of the
Deborah K
By Keith Rogers, OwnertOperator
Dive Abaco
The 165-foot DEBORAH K, the old
reliable mail and freight ship that served
the residents of Marsh Harbour for fifteen
years, has now been laid to rest.
She was prepared for burial by Mr.
Lou Schneider and company who
removed environmental hazards, oil and
diesel fuel, etc. On the afternoon of July
3rd, Dive Abaco, having selected the
grave site location, escorted the pall
bearers, Abaco Island Freight, to the site
and visited frequently until, with some
assistance from Mr. Skeet LaChance and

Bill Johnston, she reluctantly, three days
later, settled to her watery grave on the
ocean floor.
Having served the residents of Marsh
Harbour and surrounding communities in
the traditional way for all those years, she
will now continue to serve us all in a
different way, tourism.
Scuba diving is one of the leading
tourist attractions in the Bahamas.
Nassau and Freeport have shipwrecks to
attract the diving tourist and now so does
Abaco! For many years to come, the
DEBORAH K will continue services to
the community she has come to love.
Lying perfectly upright in just over 100
feet of water approximately two miles out
from Fowl Cay, she will be host to
thousands of visiting divers in the years
The DEBORAH K begins a new life!
She is now home to a variety of marine
life that has already taken up residence
and more- will soon follow. Since the
DEBORAH K is located within the

The Deborah K takes her final trip to her permanent berth on the ocean floor, her last trip

The Deborah K at rest patiently waiting for divers to pay her a visit.












boundaries of the Fowl Cay Preserve, a
protected area, these marine animals will
be kept safe from harm.
While I'm sure that the sinking of this
fine ship causes tears in the eyes of many
who were involved with her in some way
over the years, a degree of satisfaction
can be enjoyed in the knowledge that
Final Resting Place
By Danny Holcomb
Abaco Beach Resort Dive Centre
In a splendid effort to support tourism,
the Marsh Harbour Port Authority
celebrated Independence Day by creating
our first "artificial reef." The Bahamian
mail boat and light cargo transport ship,
the DEBORAH K II, was recently
deemed no longer seaworthy. This 165-

foot steel vessel was denuded of hazards
to the environment and towed just outside
Fowl Cay. Here she was scuttled. In a
few days she made her way to the ocean
The DEBORAH K II sank to a
beautiful final resting place in about one
hundred feet of water. She is perched in
a perfect upright position with the bow
facing due east toward the open sea.
Multiple scuba diving trips by the staff of
Abaco Beach Resort Dive Centre have
allowed us to "touch up" her delightful
pose. Within days we started to see her
new friends come to welcome her.
Current residents include a grouper,
several parrotfish, a swarm of horse-eyed
jacks and their guardian, several French
angelfish, barracuda and the ever present
yellowtails. One can only start to imagine


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July/August 1997 The Ahbaonlan Page 7

South Abaco

Bi Lee Pinder
Summer is here and we are all doing
our best to escape the heat. When the
breeze drops off, the zingers (cicadas)
hum their hypnotic tune while the devil's
needles (dragonflies) move lazily from
one blade of grass to the next. It's a time
for settling in a shady spot with an
interesting book waiting for high tide so
you can go for a dip in the sea. You
might even conjure up enough energy to
pull down some jelly coconuts to make
some swiggle or some ice cream, both
summer favourites. Only the crawfish-
ermen seem to be busy sanding, painting,
oiling and cleaning as they prepare for
the season to open.
There is still some activity on the road
into Cherokee as they add the finishing
coats of tar and gravel. So far, all who
have seen the road are impressed. but
You Must Slow Down because of the
many curves.
"Remove not the ancient landmarks,"
Proverbs 22:28. Yet as time and the
elements claim the old homesteads, they
go, one by one. Wooden houses must
continually be shored up, puttied and
painted or they weaken to the storms and
become a hazard to the community.
Many Cherokee homes came from other
sites around the island. Mr. Stanley
Bethel's house was brought to Cherokee
over fifty years ago. It stood originally
on Cornwall Point, an old lumber camp
in South Abaco that was situated between
the river and Crossing Rocks. The
building was torn down, transported by
boat and reconstructed in Cherokee

where it housed and nourished a family
of nine for many, many years. Its rafters
were held together with large wooden
pegs that are not longer in use in the
plastic world of today.
The house has been torn down again,
but this time not much could be salvaged.
Yet there is something very sad when
you walk by a place almost every day,
then one day it is no longer there, but
gone forever. What memories that old
house must have had, not only for the
family who lived there but for all who
passed through it over the years. Old
houses come down and new ones go up
and future generations have their own
landmarks to remember.
Sandy Point
By Ruth Flowers
The community of Sandy Point
mourned the loss of one of their young
men once again. Demetrius Bruckles
Roberts died suddenly on July 1, 1997.
He was 36 years old and was buried on
July 12th in the Public Cemetery. The
funeral service was held at Mt. Zion
Baptist Church where he was a member.
Officiating was Rev. Napoleon Roberts.
Sympathy is extended to the Roberts
family in Sandy Point especially Mrs.
Janet Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. Wilba
On July 17th Mrs. Ellen Dames of
Sandy Point died suddenly. Mrs. Ellen
was 81 years old and was buried in the
Public Cemetery on July 19th, 1997.
Officiating was Rev. Napoleon Roberts.
Sympathy is extended to the family of
Mrs. Ellen Dames especially Lowell and
Arnett Burrows, Emery Burrows and

Angie Roberts.
The Mt. Zion Baptist Church Sixth
Annual Youth Fest was held July 23rd to
27th, 1997. The Fest theme this year was
Anointed by God for His Service. The
speakers for this year were Rev. Anthony
Carroll, Antioch Baptist Church, Nassau,
Min. Christopher Roberts, Pilgrim
Baptist Church, Nassau and Rev. Doc.
William Thompson, Faith United
Missionary Baptist Church and President
of the National Baptist Convention. The
Fest was officially opened by Mr. Jack
Thompson, Deputy Administrator,
Cooper's Town and Mr. Preston
Cunningham, Deputy Administrator,
Sandy Point, delivered the youth address.
He challenged the youth to look back
over the year to see if their theme added
up to their performance in the past year.
The concert held on Saturday 26th
added even more flavour to the Fest,
featuring the group Shekinah Bahamas,
from Freeport. The Fest was a great
success. Thanks go to Nicholas Roberts,
Vernice Bain, Velva Burrows, Lowell
Burrows, Richard Walker, Jason
Roberts, Kenny Wells, Adina Huyler,
Kenton Whylly, Micky Roberts, Lavah
Burrows, the Voices of Zion, the Youth
Choir and the Dance Theme, Vernette,
Nioshi, Stanya and Rodenia, Rev.
Napoleon Roberts.
Congratulations go to Lowell,
Vernice, Velva, Jason, Nicholas and Mr.
and Mrs. Maxwell Sweeting. They were
honoured for their performance in the
Youth Department.
Jason Roberts and Oeisha Flowers
were joined in Holy Matrimony on the

26th of July. 1997, at eleven o'clock in
the morning at Mt. Zion Baptist Church,
Sandy Point. Jason is the son of Rev. and
Mrs. Napoleon Roberts and Oeisha is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ruth Flowers.
The bride was beautiful with an off the
shoulder gown laced with rhinestones.
She was accompanied by a Matron of
Honour and Maid of Honour; the groom
was accompanied by two best mten. The
girls wore silver and the matron and
maid of honour wore peach.
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Jason
St. Martins Anglican Church hosted a
Summer School program on July 6th to
9th at Sandy Point. The Summer School
program was headed by Mrs. Ruth
Smith, All Saints Parish, Nassau, along
with ten persons from Belize. The gospel
was presented in language for children
along with crafts and ended with an
exhibition for the parents. The group
extends their appreciation to the members
of the St. Johns and St. Martins Parishes
for their hospitality and especially for the


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apo ede Seor Vime President & Crporate Secrtary. In this new role,
Mr. Thompson has responsibility for Corporate Services, Investments,
Penslon PuFld. Secunryand New Premses. Hecentinues as a Direcltor of
the Bank, a position hs has held for the past 20 years.
Mr. Thompson's career at Commonwealth Bank began on April 15. 1965.
and has encompassed several postlinns nf Increasing importance in
management. He became Branch Manager in 1970 and advanced to Vice
Presdn incr F inane m 174. In 1978. Mr Thompsm was named Vice Pw'ident
& District Manager with responsibility ror all branches min The Bahamas
Subsequentlv, he wa.5 appoiinred Vice President, Admunistranon I1986) and
Vice President & Secreitary n October 1992. p
Mr. Thompson .and hi. wife. the former Dr ,thita Eans,.
have five chy l

Shilrty 0. Cmtwrigho
Vice President Operations
Shirley Cartwrlght has been promoted Io Vice President-Operations
She joied the bank in 1987, further advancing a long and multifaceted
career In banking She has held a variety of mosts at Commonwealth Bank,
the most recent being Assistant Vice Preasdent-Operatinns.
Through a variety of Industry-specifIc training courses, Ms. Cartwnght
has acquired considerable knowledge of banking. This expertise served
well in 1990, when CommonwealthBank became a fuul.service bank and
a member of The Bahamas Clearing House Ms Cartwright was
Instrumental In Implementing in the bank s branches the necessary services
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Page 8 The Abaeonian July/MugU6

Regatta Visitors Fill Hope Town

By Stephanie Humblestone
The painted request on the weathered
sign at the mouth of the harbour to
"Slow Down. You're in Hope Town."
was only partly adhered to by visitors on
July 10th, when Regatta celebrations and
Bahamian Independence were rolled into
one at the settlement's Harbour's Edge
Nothing, other than a cover story,
would have induced me to enter the
restaurant that evening. It was choc-a-
bloc with party go-ers whose shoulders
rubbed as closely as their boats tied up in
the harbour. With trepidation I stepped
inside, having been warned that the
weight of one more body might cause the
harbourside patio to sink. It was a jocular
prophecy which, in part, came true.
Fabian, Manager of "The Edge" as it is
commonly known, later told me that the
deck did indeed suffer some minor
structural damage "from a record number
of customers."
This did not surprise me in the least.
Every square inch was a-glow with
bodies squeezed together and sitting in
huddled groups arQund the large
refectory tables. As the evening wore on,
many seated sedately on chairs gravitated
to the dance floor and when that was
full, to the table tops to gyrate to the
blasting music. The band played a
mixture of rock n roll, modern, and
calypso. There was something to please
The bar was virtually inaccessible and
one had to be either extremely patient or
dying of thirst or perhaps British and
accustomed to "queuing!" The staff were
literally running in circles, ever obliging
and surprisingly even-tempered
considering the stress placed upon them.
"Are you doing a survey?" one
reveller asked me, seeing me poised with
pen in hand. If I had been, I would have
been hard pressed to do a body count.
Above the incessant din, I miraculously
managed to get some feedback, all of
which was positive. "Abaco has finally
come of age," volunteered one man,
leaving me a little uncertain as to what
he meant but I knew it was positive, so I
thanked him. The overall feeling was that
the Regatta was a success and Abaco
extremely hospitable. One lady from
Florida who was returning for the fifth
time to Regatta Time in Abaco, said,
"The Abacos are getting better every
year. There is so much prosperity."
Visitors flocked into Hope Town two
days before the end of the 1997 Regatta
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some from Europe. Many had their own
boats and others like Andrea Rudominer
and Nathaniel Home were guest crew on
a boat participating in the Regatta.
Andrea and Nathaniel are medical
students from California who are here in
Marsh Harbour on a work study project
at Dr. Elaine Lundy's office. "We
hooked on to a boat this afternoon. It's
our first time in the Bahamas and we
love it," said Andrea.
Mission accomplished, I crept out of
"The Edge" about nine o'clock ignoring
pleas to "party a bit more." However, I
didn't quite make it. Just as I was
slinking away, I heard familiar
Nassauvian voices and turned to be
greeted by friends from Nassau. To cut
a long story short, it became incumbent
on me, resident of Hope Town, and thus
"in the know," to find a good place to
eat. "No problem!" I replied with ill-
placed confidence. We circled Hope
Town three times to no avail. Everything
was packed. Midst mounds of orders at
Cap'n Jacks, owner Lana told us our

order could be taken and ready "around
breakfast time!" Owner of the Hope
Town Harbour Lodge, Sarah O'Connor
said that the line of hopeful diners
stretched to the dock. "Not even for
you," she said. The Abaco Inn in White
Sound three miles out of town had their
answering machine on and the little
roadside cafe in town "Munchies" had
closed for Independence.
I escorted my ravenous and weary
party back to "The Edge" and arranged
with a kindly waitress for them to be
served finger foods. We were joined by
more Nassau visitors and all had a good
time catching up on news which Ivan
Johnson of The Punch would have been
sorry to have missed!
Walking home, there was one of Hope
Town's almost nightly power outages. In
the background generators vied with
vibrant music. Many partying were too
high "spirited" to notice the temporary
lack of electrical power.
Far into the night and into the early
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some with music reverberating over the
water. Even though party-worn, most
did, however, "Slow Down" as they left
Hope Town.

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All airports are to be smoke free
beginning August 1st. The Director of
Civil Aviation, Mr. Ciano Strachan, has
asked for the cooperation of the traveling
public to comply with the government
efforts to protect the environment. The
ban on smoking will be for a trial period
of three months at 17 airports throughout
The Bahamas.
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Fish by the Rules or Pay Your Dues

In view of recent prosecutions for
fishing violations, the following guidelines
are given. The fishing rules that apply to
visitors and residents are generally not
well understood.
Fishing from a boat by non-Bahamians
requires a permit which is usually
purchased at Customs when a boat enters
the Bahamas, The permit fee is $20 for
one visit or $150 annually. The trip fee is
typically applied to boats coming to
Bimini or West End for a short trip. The
permit is valid for all people on board.
Locally, permits may be purchased in
Cooper's Town, Abaco, from Fisheries
Superintendent Carrol Laing. His office
phone is 365-8537.
Boats owned by Bahamians do not need
the permit. This includes Bahamian owned
rental boats. Foreign owned boats, even if
registered in the Bahamas, must obtain the
sportfishing license before the occupants
begin fishing.
Fisdhermen in a boat are "restricted to
hook and line" with a maximum limit of
five lines in the water. Electric reels are
allowed but only five hooks per line are
allowed. Six or more hooks per line are
considered long-lining which is illegal.
There are restricted areas where fishing
is not allowed by any means by any
person. The Pelican Cay Park and the
Fowl Cay Preserve are two areas in central
Abaco where this would apply. No marine
resource may be taken from the park areas.
Marine resources include everything in the
water; fish, shells, rocks and seaweed to
name a few items.

with the dive equipment.
All divers may spear fish while free
diving but are not allowed to use power
guns or trigger-operated guns of any kind.
The most common spear used is the
Hawaiian sling.
Bang-sticks using shotgun shells for
personal protection underwater are
allowed but must have an annual firearm
license from the Police and permission by
the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.
There are fishing bag limits which
apply to all non-Bahamians, whether in a
foreign or Bahamian registered boat. This
applies when either free diving or fishing
from a boat. These limits are
A combined total of six fish per
person per vessel for kingfish, dolphin and
wahoo. All other migratory fish caught,
unless it is to be eaten shall not be injured
unnecessarily but returned to the sea alive.
Vessel bag limits are 20 pounds of
scalefish, 10 conch and six crawfish per
person at any time.
The possession of turtle is prohibited.

Grouper and rockfish weighing less
than three pounds may not be taken.
The bag limits may be legally
exported (taken to Florida) when the
vessel leaves the Bahamas.
Only adult conch with a well formed lip
may be taken. The lip of the shell should
be wide and well flared. Juvenile conch
have a thin lip which has not yet flared.

Conch is scarce and cannot be harvested in
Florida. It is on the endangered list there.
Help keep conch plentiful in the Bahamas.
Note that the limits must match the
number of people on board. For instance,

four people can have 80 pounds of fish. If
one person leaves the boat, 20 pounds of
fish should accompany him, leaving only
60 pounds for the other three still on
board. This also applies to boats returning
to Florida as the U. S. authorities respect
these limits.
All crawfish on hand should not exceed
the limit of six per person at any time. The
limits are not accumulative for successive
days or for people no longer in your
group. Legal size for crawfish is minimum
tail length of five and one half inches (5 %)
or a three and a quarter inch (3%) carapace
(shell) length.
The government has the responsibility
to protect and manage the fishing
resources for the benefit of the Bahamian
people. The intent is to allow visitors to
catch fish for their immediate enjoyment
but not to compete with commercial
Bahamian fishermen.
There are no limits to the amount of fish


Page 35


Since the marine parks do not have
signs and fenceposts, it is wise to give
them extra clearance so there is no
question as to your location. The fisheries
officers strongly suggest that you do not
combine a fishing trip with a visit to a
park. If fishery officers board your boat in
the park and find fish, problems will ensue
since you cannot prove where they were
caught. Conversely, if you are out deep sea
fishing and fisheries officers find dive
equipment on board as well as fish,
problems may arise.
Another restricted area for spearfishing
is a coastal zone extending two hundred
yards from the coast of Abaco as measured
at the low water mark. This prohibited
zone is the same for all family islands
except Freeport which has a one mile
exclusion zone.
Recreational divers may not spear fish
while using an underwater air supply of
any kind. Use the air supply for looking at
the reef, not for fishing. Commercial
fishermen can get a license to fish with a
compressor but not SCUBA. Licensed
fishermen may fish by free diving to any
deprh. but are restricted to the 30 to 60
foot zone when using compressed air and
then only during the crawfish season. Even
then they must have a compressor license.
Diving apparatus using compressed air
should not be on board an) boat engaged
in sport fishing. Fisheries officers advise
ihai d(I c equipment should be left ashore
on the days when tiie boat will be fil,hinV
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The High School More Rooms & More Neglect

In three weeks Abaco Central High will
reopen with an overload of students. In
anticipation of this increased student body,
Abaco Central High School is adding six
new classrooms which should come on line
close to the school opening
Ten rooms were added two years ago
and already many of their windows
resemble those in abandoned buildings due
to vandalism and neglect. The biuildincr
look terrible with window slats missing or
askew Windows in the ,irgiLnal building
look worse with each P i. in year.

If this building is to be used as a
hurricane shelter, the windows should at
least be intact.
The side of the high school facing Forest
Drive has substantial numbers of window
slats missing and smoke stains are still
visible from the roadway from the fire
started by arsonists at the close of school in
The two-year-old boys' and girls'
restrooms may still be out of order with
school opening onI\ three weeks iaa\.~
There is a nuiliO flaw in the system if these

Letters to the Ebitor

A Tribute to
Godfrey Williams
I will miss Godfrey Williams. It
always made me feel better when I ran
into Godfrey during the course of the
day. It was uplifting to be greeted by a
smile and a cheerful attitude. He made
each day a little brighter.
Godfrey came to my place to repair a
telephone cable and expressed interest in
the tropical fruit trees. The black sapote
(chocolate pudding fruit) were ripe. I
gave him one. The next time I saw him
in Marsh Harbour, he commented on
how much he like the fruit. I planted a
seed of the fruit when I returned home to
surprise him with a tree at a later date.
I hope there are lots of chocolate
pudding fruits in heaven and that there
are ripe ones all the time.
Joe Kern
Sugar Loaf Cay
Thanks to Community
Dear Sir:
I would like to thank the PTA
Committee and other members,
community supporters, students and ex-
students for the Surprise Bon Voyage
Appreciation Party given me on the 27th
of June.
Thanks also to other guests for their
appearance: Mr. Robert Sweeting, MP,
Mr. Jackson McIntosh, DEO, and Mr.
Rodney Smith, Principal.
The expressions of thanks, recognition
of accomplishments and good wishes,
both verbal and written, were extremely
touching and appreciated. Thank you.
Mrs. Lorraine Lee
Resigning Principal
Man-O-War All Age School
Do Bahamians Have Rights
Dear Editor,
Since 1980 myself and my wife
purchased a lot of land situated on the
Key's Track in the area of Crockett
Drive. For the first few years while we
were making plans to build a home, there
were no problems. We tried to build our
home without having to borrow any

The Abaconian
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money from the bank. We were able to
get our home up with the roof on and the
windows in. After getting this far, we
decided to see if we could borrow
enough money to finish off inside so we
could live in it. We were able to get a
mortgage on our home. Since then, we
have finished it enough to live in but it
still isn't plastered on the outside. It is
our home and we try to live here in
Time has passed and we have gotten
neighbors, but not pleasant ones. Our
first trouble is Mr. Weatherford, who has
harassed us from day one since he has
been there. He has tried to take a portion
of our land. He and his followers have
played and are still playing loud music,
so loud that we can't even sit in our
living room to watch television and be
able to hear it. I approached Mr.
Weatherford to ask him if he would try
to keep the volume down so that we
could hear our own selves talk. His reply
was, "I don't hear them" or "It's not
bothering me." Since then, it's still going
on. The problem is still here.
One evening they were playing their
music so loud that I and Mr. Leroy Key
went over to the church to ask them if
they would please turn their music down
so that we could hear each other speak.
We got no response as to them turning
down their volume. The only response I
got was the police came and arrested me,
accusing me of disturbing the church in
which they were not having church. The
Haitians were over there playing guitar
music and having a good time! I was
brought before the Commissioner in
which he told me to stay off the church
property. I have done so.
It seems that the church can do no
wrong. Is this what you call justice? This
means that the church can do whatever
they wish, which includes being able to
take your land, make as much noise as
they like or whatever else they feel like
doing. We have no rights in our own
After this problem we figured that we

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toilets cannot be fixed within the two
months that school has been out.
Doors to the original student toilets are
locked but the odor coming through the
locked doors is strong
The newer restrooms are tiled and
should be relative easy to keep clean. If the
old restrooms are to be used, they should
be tiled also for ease of maintenance. The
plumbing repairs to the new toilets and
renovations to the iiiiuinal toilets should be
undertaken while school is out and
workmen are not under undue pressure. All
indications are that the old restrooms will
be used since the new restrooms have not
been functional many days during the last
two years. Try to tell 500 children thel
can't use the bathroom!
We understand that the school has six
janitresses. Classrooms are cleaned after
the students vacate them at 3 p.m. This
means that during class time, hallways,
lounges and restrooms can be cleaned. If
the mop at the school was used as often as

the mop at the airport terminal, then the
school restrooms would be clean.
Perhaps with the gro% ing size of the
high school, it is time for a male janitor
with some maintenance capabilities to be
added to the staff. A male janitor or
maintenance man could also randomly
monitor the boys' restrooms for graffiti and
vandalism between classes. Perhaps the
janitresses should monitor the girls
restrooms during class breaks.
\1.ui classroom lights do not work and
it In ,' be as simple as replacing the bulbs,
that is if someone would just do it. How
m.n\ night meetings have we attended in
the high school with only a few of the
lights working.
Landscaping at the high school is
another neglected area. Trees and shrubs
grow slowly but they will not grow at all if
no-one takes the time to plant them.
School opens in three weeks. Will the
building match the academics? Delict
surroundings inspire derelict performance.

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North Abaco

Cooper's Town 1st
Council Meeting
The first North Abaco District Council
meeting for the 1997/98 fiscal year, which
began July 1st, 1997, was held on July 23,
1997, in the new local government office in
Cooper's Town.
A top priority was given to forming an
Economic Advisory Committee as a focus
group to spur development, generate jobs
and give incentive to small businesses in
North Abaco. Twelve people with diverse
backgrounds have been selected to serve on
this committee. Chief Counselor Joe Norris
wants to ensure that North Abaco
businesses and growth are sustained to
provide the necessary revenues to keep
local government functioning.
The Council approved Mr. Norris's
request for permission to buy a computer to
keep the districts records and to keep
Council members better informed of
revenue and other matters.
All appointed committee members were
reconfirmed with the exception of
replacing Mr. Gardener with Captain Jones
on the Port Committee.
There is a common concern with the
diminished role the airlines are giving the
Treasure Cay airport. Maintaining adequate
air service is a priority item for the
Tourism Committee and the new Economic
Advisory Committee. North Abaco
hoteliers are concerned that their resorts
will not be popular with visitors due to the
additional cost and time for a taxi from the
Marsh Harbour airport if local air service is
The All Abaco Regana Committee
,aincs permission to clear land at the ferry
site for vendor stalls to service the All
.. aco (work boat) Regatta. Status of the
land and clearing costs are being looked
The donated air-conditioning units are
installed and working at the Treasure Cay
Airport terminal. Consideration is being
given to constructing an outside roofed
area for arriving domestic passengers and
their luggage. This would reduce traffic
flow in the building and take a load off the
air-conditioning system.
Town Committees are being asked for a
report on present taxi franchises. The
Council will then review the individual
reports and decide if more taxi franchises
should be granted.
A bid of $8,000 to resurface four
basketball courts is being forwarded to the
four towns concerned. This price is
contingent on each town accepting the bid

separately so the contractor can mobilize
for the four jobs. The courts were recently
resurfaced with the same material as used
for the road paving. However, the
basketball players complain constantly that
their shoes and basketballs are wearing out
from the abrasive service.
N. Council Appoints
Economic Advisory
Committee Members
Eleven members have been appointed to
the North Abaco Economic Advisory
Committee. This group will work in
cooperation with the Tourism Advisory
Committee as some objectives are common
to both groups. Some of their goals include
job creation and small business
development and encouragement.
The committee consists of:
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Rev. Burnell Parker and Mr. Leon
Pinder have been elected as the chairman
and secretary respectively of the newly
formed North Abaco Co-operative Society.
The charter, registered on July 18, 1997,
was presented July 26, 1997, when the Co-
op conducted their first meeting in the Fox
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There may be as many as 200 fishermen
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Mr. Leon Pinder of Mt. Hope believes
this initial effort to assist the fishermen will
help them greatly. He has high expectations
that the co-op association will venture into
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Central Abaco

Murphy Town Home-
coming Is a Big Success

By April Dawkins
During the Independence weekend
Murphy Town celebrated their Fourth
Annual Homecoming. The weekend was
filled with lots of fun activities from July
10th to 13th. Every night, in spite of the
rain, there was a crowd of 400-450
wandering about and enjoying the mouth
watering foods, tempting drinks, and
most of all the fine music provided by
A.J. the D.J. and D.J, Vincent,
July 10th was the opening night of the
homecoming. On this night D.J. Vincent
played the latest hits and everyone
enjoyed them,
July 11 th was the Cultural Show which
featured lots of singing and dancing by
the Bluff Point Choir and the Murphy
Town Community Dancers. There were
skits like THE WAITRESS and DOCTOR
KILL that made the audience howl and
roar in laughter. The most popular skit
that night was DOCTOR KILL which was
starred by the humorous doctor and
nurse. Mr. Leroy Thompson and April

Dawkins, their patients Opal and Nellie
Dawkins, Taryn Russell, Racquel
Thurston and Felicity Simms.
Although it rained for hours on July
12th, it still didn't stop the happy
homecoming spirit. Murphy Town's park
was crowded. Later on that night there
was a Stagger Lee dance contest
sponsored by A.J. the D.J. That was DA
BOMB. The winner was Jason Stuart and
he was given $20 as his prize.
To close out such a wonderful
homecoming celebration, the Murphy
Town community along with other
visiting friends joined together for a
praise and worship service at Zion Baptist
Church on July 13th. Later that night an
Old Fashion Concert was held. We were
blessed with both singing and praise
dancing by various churches. All those
that attended this concert can tell who
didn't come that they had a hand
clapping. foot stomping, glorious time in
the Lord.

Fire Destroys Home
On July 8th fire complete destroyed
the house of Anderson Wilmore of
Murphy Town. The fire was too far
advanced for the Marsh Harbour

Volunteer Fire Department to bring
under control. The home was a new
wooden structure on Front Street.
Mr. Wilmore, popularly known as
Papa Nasty, is well known for his
interest in softball. He is a sponsor of
two teams in the Abaco Amateur Softball

Mrs. John Kosobucki

Wedding in New Jersey
Laurie E. Cooper, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. Allen Cooper of Marsh
Harbour, was married to John H.
Kosobucki on May 31st in Bay Head,
New Jersey.
The wedding was attended by many

friends and family from the Bahamas.
Lianne Key-Kaighin was Matron of
Honour. Also in the wedding party were
Kirsten Chernick, granddaughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Welgos, Maxine
Lincoln, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Johnston, and Christian Wilhoyte,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Wilhoyte.
Laurie, a graduate of Abaco Central
High School, earned her Honours degree
at Loughborough University of
Technology in England. She worked in
London before joining Morgan Stanley as
a Vice President in New York. John is
Senior Vice President of SunGard
Financial Systems. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Kosobucki of Matawan,
New Jersey. The couple will reside in
New York.

Marsh Harbour Scenic
Committee Asks For Help

The Scenic Committee, a committee
appointed by the Marsh Harbour Town
Committee, is encouraging business
places and individuals to clean up and


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uit aie

Cmnmtntp eu Danc ersi pantomnmed a dance br the attdience.

-RoyalIJUHarboureh V~illageT!
Locte atth Enrace o*re t Aac Bac; Hte

The ladies in the Bhluf PoInt Choir are a regular favorite of the audience.




When she was still in high school she set her sights
on a career as a dentist She worked hard and was
accepted at the university of her choice She needed
help to complete her education and obtained a
$25.(0)0 education loan through the Royal Bank
Professionals' Program which she has up to 5 years
after graduation to repay The financing makes a real
difference in her life, helping her cover tuition and
other costs while she concentrates on achieving
ier goal
I,.l I ... ,.i i I I,. ..o, It in her studies.
Il, I-.... ..I. Ih-I iLt ,I ,i .i .,. her Royal Bank education
I.11,.,,I Iiil ., i. r.i ,. .n.: she graduates and
il'.er. s .,.11 I.. h... tme in the Bahamas,
I, I l i l, 1 In |ilh ,i l 4 1 she loves
i '' il .. i. L of Canada has been
J',d.i,_I..'J h'lpr. ing Biahaiansii succeed,

S..- i ..i. a rs IinPSr anwi'C "'i

"Original Handcrafted Jewelry"
ABACO GOLD at the Sand Dollar
Shoppe is designed and manufactured
by ninth generation Abaconian artists
at historic New Plymouth on Green
Turtle Cay.
* Resort wear for men, women & children
* Unique gifts and souvenir items
* Large selection ofquality T-shirts and caps
Marsh Harbour 809-367-4405
Green Turtle Cay 365-4221

July/August 1997 The Abaconlan Page 13

Business Briefs

offer which includes trips to various
cays, water sports and other activities.
Albury's Trucking in Marsh Harbour
has been purchased by Mr. Jack Albury.
Jeremy Russell will be managing the day-
to-day operations. Mr. Albury expects to
keep the two existing staff and does not
foresee any major changes except for
Lawrence Engineering has been
closed and the merchandise has been
shipped back to Taylor Industries in
Nassau which owned the business. All

Manatees Are Sighted Twice

There have been two sightings of a
manatee on Abaco within the past few
weeks. Earl and Noreen Albury of Marsh
Harbour saw one near the bridge
connecting Abaco with Little Abaco.
Later, one was seen by several people in
the harbour at Man-O-War.
A manatee, sometimes called a sea
cow, is a mammal which lives in fresh or
salt water and feeds on water plants.
They grow from eight to thirteen feet
long and have paddle shaped front legs

but no hind legs. They live in coastal
areas of Florida and are also found in the
Caribbean and along the South American
Several months ago there were
sightings of a manatee further south in
the Bahamas. Experts felt that those
sightings were of the West Indian
manatee, not the Florida manatee. The
manatees seen on Abaco have not been
identified as being either the West Indian
or Florida species.


Invites You to Our Remodeled & Air-conditioned
Drinks available with meals
Call for Ride from Hope Town for Lunch or Dinner
Hope Town 366-0359 e VHF 16
Full Service Marina with Fuel & Electricity

Restaurant Open Dally 8 AM 9 PM
Happy Hour Dally 5 6 PM
Live Music Wed, Fri & Sat Nights
Pool Side or Clubhouse Dining
The prettiest place to catch the Bahamian Sunset

5 PM 'Till Live Band
Conch Chowder, Conch Salad, Conch Fritters, Cracked Conch
Bahamian Peas 'n Rice, Johnny Cake $15

5 PM 'Till Live Music, Limbo, Dancing, Bonfire
BBQ'd Chicken & Ribs & All the Fixins $15

5 PM till Live Music
Grilled Steak, Baked Potato, Salad, Rolls, Dessert $17
Guana Beach Resort, Great Guana Cay VHF 16 365-5133
Kids under 12 half price Dinner served 6:30 8:30 PM

six employees have been left without
Flour House Bakery has moved from
Front Street to the building behind
Memorial Plaza in Marsh Harbour. They
are combining the bakery with Lee's
Diner which was previously in Treasure
Cay. They now serve lunch and dinner as
well as offer a complete line of baked
goods with many different kinds of
bread. The business is owned and
operated by Terrell Russell and his wife



Wilson's Quick Trip Mini Mart is a
convenience store now open in Memorial
Plaza in Marsh Harbour. Well stocked,
attractively displayed and with good
prices, Wilson's is uttering the area
quality produce and a wide variety of
convenience foods. It is operated by Ross
and Sonia Albury. Store hours are
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 9
p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Their phone is 367-2653.




__- An invitation is extended to our
-r 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 a.m. 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 and 7 p.m. and receive
a 25% discount. Entrees include Prime Rib (large or small),
fantastic Steaks, Pork Chops and Lamb Chops.
Got a sweet tooth ... our delicious cakes
and pastries are prepared by Chef Gary
Hudson. Or perhaps our 12 varieties of ice
cream and sorbets are more to your liking.
A party of two presenting this ad
during August '97 will receive a free
cocktail and a party of four will receive a bottle of
wine with dinner. This is our way of welcoming
you to a fine dining experience.
As a special bonus to our )
Abaco friends only and based on
availability, you will receive a special
room rate of $40 per night (double
occupancy) subject to availability.

Come spend the weekend
with us. Call 365-8535 for
availability and reservations.


Great Abaco Beach Resort and Boat
Harbour Marina has announced that it
has changed its named to Abaco Beach
Resort and Boat Harbour. Managing the
resort is Mr. E. David Brewer, Vice
President General Manager. He has had
an impressive career in the hospitality
business. His plans include some
refurbishment and reorganization to make
the resort even more attractive.
The Resort is making extra effort to
attract more guests and is doing this by
creating a special Out Island Explorer

Look out...

for falling prices!!

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Low, prices on typewriter and printer
ribbons; copier and printer cartridges;
receipt, sales and order books.
We have a wide selection of MEAD,
CRAYOLA and PILOT products.

Page 14 The Abnonlan July/August 1997

Residents Discuss Issues At H. Town Meeting

By Stephanie Humblestone
Almost a year to the day since the
election of the Town Committees, Hope
Town held a Public Town Meeting at the
Hope Town All Age School on 24th July.
Present were Administrator Everette
Hart, Committee members and a cross
section of the community.
Kevin Albury began with the "on-
going issue of the traffic situation" on
Elbow Cay, the abuse of the privilege to
drive through town, speeding outside of
town, and non-observance of the one
hour parking restriction near the Ferry
Dock. Suzanne Bethel stated that it was
mandatory for anyone seeking permission
to drive through town, reserved only for
"necessary traffic, to be present at the
next public meeting and that all traffic
offenses would, as from next month, be
reported to the Police in Marsh Harbour.
Michael Myers requested that the
concept of the Arts Pavilion in the Lodge
Parking Lot "be resurrected." Michael
reminded the Committee that the venture
is noncommercial, would be funded by
the community at no expense to the
Government and be a cultural

contribution to the Abacos. He went on
to say that it would be of threefold
benefit to Hope Town, as an
entertainment centre, an attractive focal
point from the harbour and a shelter for
ferry passengers.
The need for two new freight docks
was discussed, one in North End and the
other in White Sound.
The topical and controversial subject
of dredging arose and received
unanimous opposition. Clay Wilhoyte
pointed out that dredging jeopardizes our
beaches and that if it continues, we, like
South Florida, will be forced to beg for
sand from elsewhere. Zoning was
advocated as a solution.
On the subject of dredging
Administrator Everette Hart was very
succinct. "This is a judgement call," he
said. He asked the committee and the
community to decide if they wanted
dredging per se and if not, then to allow
no exceptions. "Decide," he said, if
your island is overdeveloped." In a
nutshell, he advocated decisiveness. He
requested the real estate brokers clearly

Meet Stephanie Humblestone

Stephanie Humblestone joined the staff
of The Abaconian as a reporter in March
of this year.
Born and brought up in England, she
is a graduate of London University with
a degree in modem languages. She
worked and studied in France and
Switzerland for several years and later
was a writer for Architectural Design in
Mrs. Humblestone is a Bahamian
citizen, having lived in the Bahamas for
the past nineteen years and is now a
resident of Hope Town. She is married
to Dr. Brian Humblestone of Nassau.
Her two children, Neil 13 and Tara 15,
attend Forest Heights Academy in Marsh

We sincerely welcome Mrs.
Humblestone to our staff. We have had
very favorable comments on her articles
which she writes with a distinct flair and
with a delightful way of expressing the
thoughts and feelings of the people she
talks with.

inform prospective buyers. "From day
one, tell them they don't own the beach
in front of their newly purchased beach
side home."
This all sounded wonderful in theory
but in light of the recent unanimous town
decision against dredging in Lubbers
Quarters which was overturned "by the
forces that be" outside of Hope Town,
the degree of autonomy was questioned.
He furthermore suggested a five to ten
year development plan be drawn up by
the committee. The traffic situation
should be addressed in the same manner,
urging the community to decide,
Bermuda style, on a limit on size and



volume of cars on the island.
With regard to the workings of local
government, Mr. Hart asked that the
community bear in mind that these are
early days. He reminded those present
that the system is guided by laws which
both "protect and punish" us all.
Individual ones can not be made for each
Administrator Hart urged that we keep
the faith, continue to voice concerns to
the Marsh Harbour Council, get together
more with members of other
communities and share concerns and
ideas. He pledged his support "within the
framework of the existing laws."



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Equipped with
VHF Radio
Fresh Water Shower
and reliable
Yamaha Engines
367-4602 Fax 367-4601
VHF 16

Located west of the
Union Jack Dock
in Marsh Harbour



rood 0* Drinks Gi
Open Tuesday through Saturday
Lunch & Dinner
11:30 am-3 pm 6 pm 9 pm
Bar opens at 11 am (until closing)
Boutique Open 9 9

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On the Marsh Harbour Waterfront Call 367-2074


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July/AugusU 997 TheAhaconian _Page 15

School News

Forest Heights Has
On June 23rd Forest lh ight- Academy
celebrated a milestone in its short history
when the first ',, Tu-p of students to have
1, ...1 ii.h.iij, the school from grade 7
io .:r.!.. TI h, .,1, ,,1 The ceremony
was held ai the Full Gospd Assembly of
God at Treasure C.J .
lrs i.' l I i ull ui her keynote
m. I ,

"H^Z 7h

speech gave the grdii.ites five basic rules
for nii Mr. Michael Meeson outlined
the achievements of the school and
informed the group that four of the
.'i.tli ,cS would be %sluii in. overseas and
the rciiuihiini' ci.J.ii'.v. have all secured
good jobs locally. Daniel \Vili .te- was
thile \ .il l, h ) .i.
The PTA provided a buffet at the
.np ,...i r* Rest'aurint in Treasure Cay

willoh itvg the ..ercmon-.
We wish to congratulate the class of
'97 on their achievements and hope :Ihic
will strive to attain recognition and
excellence in their future careers.
Students Have
High Grades
Jana and Jouni A'l.,: have been named
President's Scholars at Florida Southern

College in Lakeland, Florida, for their
outstanding scholastic records with a 4.0
,i;.nd point average. FIiruida Southern
College in Lakeland, Florida, is one ol
ihe oldest private colleges in Florida.
Jana and Joni arc the twin damliiers of
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Albury of Marsh
Harhour. The have both just inc-pl. IIIl
their third .L.11 of study abroad and are
both -i.inU in in .1 ., 1 .11'


Forest Height graduates pose as they stand for their final class photograph.

Exuma Hosts 1st Bonefish Championship

By Stephanie Humblestone
The first Bahamas National Bonefish
Championship was held in Georgetown,
Exuma. on July 13th to 15th. This was
a competition of the top fly-fishing
experts from various islands of the
Bahamas and was a catch-and-release
competition. The competitors had
previously won competitions in each of
the major islands of the Bahamas.
The winner, Henry Roberts, a
bonefishing guide from Deep Water Cay,

Grand Bahama, caught six bonefish. One
weighing six pounds earned him the title.
The first prize was $1000 in addition to
the $500 awarded to all participants.
His opponents were Percy Darville
from the Berry Islands, our own,
Maitland "Bonefish Dundee" Lowe,
Jackson Ellis from Bimini, Christopher
Leadon from Andros and Samuel
Knowles from Long Island.


Page 36

Twenty-six students and seven teachers from Green Turtle Cay School visited the
Governor-General. His Excellency Sir Orville Turnquest at Government House recently
This was the highlight of their trip to Nassau.

. ,.- on Guana Cay
. Serving
.. Lunch & Dinner

Pig Roast
Every Sunday

r 0 f. &Sarah O'Connor & Peter Kline
Welcome You to Hope Town's
Historic Harbour Lodge

Excellent Snorkeling from our 2-mile Ocean Beach
Air Conditioned Accommodations. Fresh Water Pool
Reef Bar & Grill, Lunch Served Daily 11:30 2:30
Dinner Mon Sat 6:30 9 p.m. No Reservation Needed
Tuesday Pool Side BBQ 6:30 9 Live Music by "The Music Man"
Happy Hour Daily 4 5 p.m.
Sunday Continental Breakfast Buffet 8 10 a.m.
Plus Menu Specialties including Eggs Benedict

Complimentary Dockage
Call 366-0095 or VHF Channel 16




School Bags

and Backpacks

N Ewg Name Brand
NEVW Jeans
Complete clothing line for Infants
Boys Girls Men Women
Bulldozer work boots Sandals

N1o I RLowe's Pharmacy
Next to the Royal Bank in Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2667








Page 16 The Abaconlan July/August 199

Schools Expanding for Sept. Opening

The government schools on Abaco are
bursting at the seams. In September 1996
the total enrollment was more than 2400
students with about 550 new students.
This year they anticipate many more.
Because of the growth of the school
student body the government is rushing

to complete more classrooms and hopes
to have some completed in time for the
opening of school. Two blocks with a
total of six new classrooms for Abaco
Central High School are being rushed to
Just down the road the new primary
- W M- v z.; I

school for the entire Marsh Harbour area
has crews rushing frantically to finish
some rooms. The belt course is poured
for part of the buildings and they expect
to begin the roof construction shortly.
Meanwhile School Superintendent
Jackson McIntosh is putting in place
contingency plans to accommodate the

students in the event the new buildings
are not finished.
Also under construction and under a
September 1st deadline is Long Bay
School. This is a private school being
built on Forest Drive in Dundas Town
which will accommodate 12 grades.

I r
A block of three additional classrooms for Abaco Central High School is being readied for
the roof trusses. The Cooper's Town contractor expects to have the building.ready for
September classes. A second companion building will give a total ofsix new rooms.

The private Long Bay all-age school on Forest Drive is well undertwav with workmen
finishing various aspect of the construction. They are i m Aing hard to complete the buiWling
for a September opening.
Mailboat Schedule Is Erratic

This shows construction on the tii)U student primary school off Forest Drive in the new
subdivision. This is a large project and may be finished in the late fall or early winter. This
is situated on a hill which overlooks the playing grounds between the school and Forest
Drive A protective and decorative fence separates the grounds from Forest Drive. This is
the first and only construction evident in this planned connunui

Pule .


By Stephanie Humblestone
The mailboat MIA DEAN began its
Abaco route in January I Q9o It usually
leaves Nassau on Tuesday evening and
arrives in Marsh Harbour on Wednesdas.
It makes many other runs throughout
the Bahamas, trjvelling as far south as
San Salvador. If it is unable to make the
Abaco run, a substitute boat is provided
which is either the LADY FRANCES, a
smaller vessel, or the MA.,'F i IA III.
a vessel of about the same size as the

Once a month the MIA DEAN arrives
early and delivers freight to the States but
does not return to Nassau. Its normal
route is Nassau, Marsh Harbour, Guana
Cay, Green Turtle Cay, back to Marsh
Harbour and then back again to Nassau.
iPssenhers are welcome. The cabins are
air conditioned and the cost is $45 each
:. a '.

Emmitt Archer kind%

gate me these

Page 35

Get Back To School Basics
Preschool to College from
The Back-To-School Centre
M ellevue

Widest Choice
Lowest Prices* -
Special Additional
discount for teachers
Get your school supplies from the Specialist -
P S N ellevue
6 aHport. el.50o 6


We see what you see.:

Please contact our Marsh Harbour Branch at
367-2166 for more information.
Ask about our other services too.

Julv/Auaust 1997 The Abaeonlan Page 17

Planning to Survive

SHurricanes Were Known and Feared
by Bahamian Taino Indians

The Tainos, the original inhabitants of The Bahamas, believed
that vioclnt and devastating storms were caused by a bad or
'destructive spirit whose name was jurakan. The Spaniards, who
were the first Europeans known to encounter the Tainos, converted
jurakan into the Spanish huracan which English has since adopted
as hurricane, the word we use to describe the deadly tempests that
can shatter lives and change history.
Abaconians know only too well the history-changing power of
". **i".,;- ; ,; .:. ..jx .- hurricanes. Settlements like Crown Haven, Dundas Town and
S.: Murphy Town were built to provide new and safer homesteads for
S... '' residents whose homes in places like Cave Cay, Old Place, Cornish
"'.. .' .. . Town, and Bluff Point were destroyed by hurricanes in the 1930's.
1996 Hurricane Bertha sent waves crashing over the seawall beside Admiral's Yacht Haven. Sandy Point lost a good chunk of its young men when a hurricane
Photo by Cay Russell in 1936 took two schooners by surprise on the western side of
Abaco near Grand Bahama, destroying both boats and killing the
How to Prepare entire crew of sixteen or seventeen. And in 1965 Betsy landed a
Listen to NS Radio and Radio Abaco direct hit on Abaco causing a good deal of property damage,
Listen to ZNS Radio and Radio Abaco especially to boats, while teaching Abaconians a lesson about just
* Do not make the mistake of following a hurricane only on foreign radio how unpredictable a hurricane can be. Betsy left and came back in
or television station. The Bahamas Meteorological Department (the Met) a hurry, catching almost everyone by surprise. The physical shape
provides the best information and advisories over ZNS Radio on of the Sandy Point shoreline was changed by Betsy in such a way
hurricanes threatening our country. Radio Abaco also provides reliable that the settlement has a serious problem with beach erosion, which
weather coverage, especially of Abaco and its vicinities, has been compounded by the indiscriminate removal of sand for
* Another reason for staying tuned to ZNS and Radio Abaco is that the construction purposes.
local Disaster Preparedness Committees rely on the radio stations to As we move into the deadliest months of the hurricane season -
keep you informed about emergency services, evacuation plans and August, September and October let us remember that as recently
shelters, or hazards in various parts of the community. There's a disaster
preparedness committee in each district in Abaco, organized through the as 1995 Er came across Abaco, although sparing the island
administrator's office, that include the police, utilities and medical and serious and extensive damage; and there was a close brush with
emergency services, which will maintain command centres throughout a Bertha just last year.
hurricane. The season has been relatively mild so far, but we should not let
* For further information about what to expect from the Disaster down our guard. Jurakan is as alive and devious as ever. We
Preparedness Committees should a hurricane strike, please call the should know what it takes to be prepared to minimize the risk of
administrators' offices as follows: loss of life and property and act accordingly.
North Abaco: 365-0000 It is in pursuit of this aim that we, the staff of The Abaconia&n
Central Abaco: 367-2343 offer this hurricane supplement to you, our readers. We hope you
South Abaco: 366-4001 will read it and keep it as part of your hurricane preparedness kit.
This information should be obtained before the threat of a hurricane.

Understanding the Met's Advisories
A Hurricane Alert is issued when a hurricane is less than 60 hours
A Hurricane Watch is issued when a hurricane is less than 36 hours
away; bulletins will be issued every six hours; and
A Hurricane Warning is issued when a hurricane is less than 24
hours away; bulletins will be issued every three hours.
What's in a Name?
The following names have been selected for this season's hurricanes:
Ana Erika Isobel Mindy Rose Wanda
Bill Fabian Juan Nicholas Sam
Claudette Grace Kate Odette Teresa
Danny Henri Larry Peter Victor
The letters Q, U, X, Y, and Z are not used for hurricane names.
We're still waiting to see if Erika will show up.

The Abaconian Hurricane Supplement August 1997
Researched & Written Richard E. Fawkes
Design & Layout Suggestions Richard E. Fawkes
We thank those advertisers who featured the hurricane aspects of their
businesses. We hope that these pages useful.


Page 18 The Ahaeonlan July/August 1997

When a Hurricane Watch Is Issued

Get Ready to Batten Down the Hatches!

Outside Your Home
Your Windows, Glass Doors and Garage Doors
* Check your storm shutters or plywood supply; make sure you have enough and they
are in good condition.
* Check your wood braces, fasteners and tools such as hammer, nails, screws and
* If you do not have garage door storm bars, make sure you have enough 2 x 4's to
properly brace your garage door.
* Start putting up your most difficult shutters, such as on second-storey windows,
picture windows and glass doors.
Your Roof
Your roof should always be in top hurricane-proof shape with
adequate hurricane straps and without loose shingles
* Take down your television and CB radio antennas and satellite dishes. Be sure the
sets inside are unplugged first.
* Avoid electrocution! When removing antennas, look around you in all directions to
ensure you are not in danger of an antenna touching a power line.
Your Yard
Trees and shrubs that threaten your home should have been
trimmed and the debris removed; trees on your property that
may threaten power lines should have been trimmed by BEC
at your request or during its tree trimming project. Only BEC
should trim trees near power lines.
* Remove or tie down all loose items such as boards, patio furniture, garbage cans,
kennels, washing machines, etc. that may be blown about by the wind.
* Sheds that are insecure should be dismantled.
* Propane gas tanks should be tied down. Turn off the gas when a hurricane
warning is issued.
* A boat on a trailer should be placed flat on the ground, lashed down and half
filled with water. The trailer should also be lashed down and the engine and gas
tanks removed and secured.
* Fill your automobiles with gas and park them near the house, if not in a garage or
carport, but away from trees that may fall on them.
* Remove all coconuts from your trees.
Continue listening to ZNS and Radio Abaco for the latest
hurricane bulletins and official announcements. Do not rely on
rumours for your information!

Inside Your Home
Your Hurricane Food
In anticipation of losing power and the use of your cooking gas, be sure your house is
stocked with at least a week's worth of the following non-perishable items:
* Canned goods like vegetables, soups, fish, meats, fruits and juices
* Bread, crackers, cookies and other baked goods
* Peanut butter and jelly Nuts
* Evaporated non-fat or whole milk Dried fruits
* Cheese and cheese spreads Cereal
* Instant drinks coffee, tea, etc. Pet foods
And don't forget baby food and special diet needs and medicines!
Not only may your water supply be cut off during the hurricane, it may become
* Stockpile enough water, either by filling your own sanitized containers or buying
bottled water to provide each member of your household with one gallon of water
per day for seven days.
Get ready to scrub out your bath tub with bleach and caulk it and fill it and other
containers you can sanitize with water for washing and flushing the toilet.
Other Essential Supplies
* Battery-operated radio with extra batteries
* Battery-operated lanterns and flashlights with extra batteries and bulbs. Candles and
kerosene lamps may cause a fire and burns
* A good quantity of Sterno and a folding stove for heating food. It's the safest indoor
method. Propane stoves and grills will give off too much fumes and may start fires
* Paper towels, plates, cups and plastic utensils to avoid wasting water on washing up
after meals
* Clean, empty containers for storing drinking water
* Plastic trash bags with ties and large sealable plastic bags
* Personal hygiene supplies and toilet paper
* Chlorine bleach for disinfecting A manual can opener
* Ice chests Silicone caulking
* Duct tape Insect repellents.
And don't forget
* First aid kit
* Enough baby diapers and handy wipes
* Lightweight fire extinguishers

Lighthouse Marina

Dry Boat Storage
No Guarantees but that thing behind our yard has been standing for 135
years. We can't think of a better place to store your boat during the hurri-
cane season. While it is ashore, let us clean, polish and make repairs. Let
us do the maintenance and repairs so you can enjoy carefree boating.
Dry Boat Storage Ten-ton Hoist
Hull Cleaning, Waxing and Polishing
Hull Maintanance Fiberglass and Gelcoat Repairs
Bottom Cleaning and Painting
Yamaha Outboard Dealer Factory Trained Mechanic
Full Service Marina w/Fuel, Water, Ice, Bait & Laundry
Ship's Store with Fishing Tackle, Marine Hardware &
Gift items
Call for information on monthly and weekly
house rentals including a boat.
Lighthouse Marina
Hope Town, Abaco
Phone 242-366-0154 or Fax 366-0171

If you're going to a shelter...
Do not wait until the last minute!
*Listen to the radio for announcements from the Disaster Preparedness Committee
about when the shelters will be open; when evacuation will begin in your area;
and what transportation will be provided, if you do not have or plan to use your
own transportation.
*If you're not sure you should go to a shelter, listen to the radio for announcements
about whether it is required that your area be evacuated for safety reasons.
Shelter Checklist
The Red Cross recommends the following be taken to a shelter:
Baby food and diapers Drinking water
Battery operated radio Eating utensils
Blankets, pillows and/or sleeping bags Non-perishable food
One flashlight per person First aid kit
Children's favourite toys or blankets Medicine
Cards, games and books Change of clothing
Do not bring pets, firearms or alcohol Extra batteries.
Do not take pets, firearms or alcohol

Do not plan to go through a hurricane alone. Join a friend or
relative. If you live in a secure home, invite a friend or relative or
elderly person who is alone or not in a secure place to join you.

More Shelters Are
Listed on Page 24 PI .O A b;

Shelters in
Central Abaco flU)
Dundas Town
Dundas Town Primary
Friendship Tabernacle. o I
Grace Gospel Baptist
Man O'War Cay
Community Clinic
Public School
Marsh Harbour/Spring City
Anglican Church
Creole Gospel
Forest Heights
Marsh Harbour Gospel
St. Francis de Sales __
Murphy Town
Abaco Central High We St
Bethany Gospel the Wi
Zion Baptist Church DonM
Hope Town Mor
Mission House M a
Methodist Church Ac cordlan shutters Phone
Great Guana Cay
Public School

Securing Your Boat
Now is the time to secure your boat either
by hauling it up on land or mooring it at
a marina or in a safe harbour. Do not be
caught struggling with it when hurricane
force winds are already approaching,
If you live on your boat, you're
encouraged to seek refuge at a shelter.
[See details about shelters
in special section.1
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July/August 1997 The Abaconlan Page 19
Should You Leave Your Home for a Friend's
or Relative's Home or a Shelter?
You should decide early if your home is not strong enough to withstand a hurricane or
it's in an area subject to flooding or too close to the sea. You should decide where you
will go either to a friend's or relative's home or to a shelter. Should you decide to
* Prepare to leave early before flooding begins or the roads are impassable.
* Secure your home and pets before you leave. Turn off your gas and electricity.
* Take important papers such as insurance, passport, deeds, etc. in waterproof
packets with you.
* Leave a note in a visible place about where you will be.
* Inform other friends and relatives about where you are going.
[See Section on Going to a Shelter]

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Windows, Doors & Flooring
Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets
Plumbing Fixtures, Paints
Lighting & Electrical Items
Hand & Power Tools
Garden Supplies & More
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When Hurricane Warning Is Issued
Batten down the Hatch!
Keep a clear head, but rush to complete any tasks you did not, especially outside
your home. If the Disaster Preparedness Committee has recommended that your area
be evacuated, please leave right away. If you choose to ride out the hurricane
elsewhere, now is the time to leave.
Outside Your Home
* Make sure all windows and doors are protected with storm shutters or braces.
* If you have not taken down your antennas, do so now observing safety precautions
against touching power lines.
* Make sure there are no loose objects remaining outside.
* Turn off the cooking gas. The tanks should be secured,
* If it's not in a garage or car port, park your automobile near the house away from
any trees that may fall on it.
Keep listening to ZNS and Radio Abaco for the latest
bulletins on the storm and vital announcements from the
Disaster Preparedness Committee.
Inside Your Home
* Prepare a SAFE ROOM where you and your family will hunker down for the
hurricane. This should be a place without windows, such as a large closet, an inner
bathroom or a hallway. Stock it with blankets, pillows, chairs, sleeping bags,
snacks, water, diapers, toys, games, books, etc. Don't forget a battery-powered
radio, flashlight, spare batteries. Have a mattress ready in case the house is
* Clean your bathtub with bleach and caulk it with silicone. Fill the tub with water
to use for bathing and flushing the toilet, not for drinking.
* Close all windows and stuff up all cracks and holes.
* Put as many loose objects as possible in drawers.
* Place valuables and personal papers in waterproof containers or plastic trash bags
and store them in as high a place as possible.
* Turn your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings. Freeze water in plastic
bottles and use them to fill empty spaces in the refrigerator to help keep food cool
when the electricity goes off. Open refrigerator only when necessary and close it
* Keep pets in travel kennels.
* Keep-listening to the radio to learn about the latest conditions.

During the Hurricane
Keep Calm and Stay Put!
As the hurricane gets closer, and weather conditions worsen at an alarming and
perhaps frightening rate, observe the following:
* Stay indoors away from windows and doors.
* Turn off your circuit breakers before the power goes off, with the exception of one
that feeds a small lamp to let you know when the power is back on, .
* When the power goes off use only flashlights; not candles or kerosene lamps.
* Stay in your safe room even if you hear breaking glass or worse. It is extremely
dangerous to expose yourself to hurricane force winds.
* Talk or read to young children, explaining what the frightening sounds are that
they might be hearing. Reassure them that the danger will pass.
* Do not be caught off guard by a sudden calm; that's the eye or centre of the
hurricane passing over. It may take as long as an hour or more to pass; but the
wind will rise suddenly and sometimes with even greater ferocity as before. So
stay put and be patient.
* Use the phone for urgent calls only.
* If your house breaks apart, cover yourself with the mattress and pillows.
* Keep listening to the radio and do not leave your safe room until there is an
official "All Clear,"

Prepare for Hurricanes
Early Do Not Wait until
the Last Minute

After The Hurricane
It's dangerous out there. Safety first!
With downed power lines and trees, flooding and scattered debris, it can be quite
dangerous outside in the aftermath of a hurricane. Stay tuned to the radio for
information on the damage and conditions in your area and when it's safe to move
about. Many lives spared during a hurricane are lost after it's gone through lack of
* Supervise children at all times.
* Stay away from downed power lines and water puddles near them.
* Do not drink tap water unless assured by officials that it's safe.
* Use the telephone only in emergencies.
* Use caution in turning your power back on.
* Avoid driving around while there's still debris or loose objects about.


N Relateb Tips
Should a hurricane strike, with full cooperation
from the public, BEC is confident of its ability
to restore services promptly.
Below are tips that should be taken seriously, in'--
the event of passage of a hurricane:
The International Tribune, Saturday, September 16, 1995, '
headline: "Marilyn Strikes US Virgin Islands:
"In San Juan, Claudie S. Morales, 17, was electrocuted when help-
ing a neighbour to remove a TVantenna from the roof of her home
before the storm hit. Morales was killed when the antenna touched
power lines, said Freddy Marren, a spokesman for the Electric
Power Authority."
1. Remove Television Antenna With extreme Care.
Strong winds may cause it to come into contact with
powerlines, and this can result in death or very serious
-- 2: Disconnect all electrical equipment in your
house with the exception of a small lamp to alert you
S when the power is restored.
3. Beware of fallen wires, particularly if they have fallen in puddles of water. Stay
away from such puddles of water. Do not touch fallen or over-hanging wires of any
kind under any circumstances. This could result in serious injuries.
4. Do not touch a tree or any object which is in contact
with power lines 0e, r, M
5. Please call the emergency telephone numbers or the
police emergency numbers immediately to report a fire, spark-
ing power lines or other life threatening situations. Otherwise,
do not call BEC's emergency numbers. Instead, listen to one of
your local radio stations.
6. Do not touch a downed power line. If you see one, please report it to the
Bahamas Electricity Corporation's Emergency Department.
7. If you need to dismantle a building that has an existing power supply, please
contact BEC first.
8. Do not attempt to cut trees which may have blown onto or near to power lines.
Contact BEC to assist. Also, do not attempt to pick fruit from such trees, especially
when they are wet.


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What Is a Hurricane?

Source: Hurricanes, How to Prepare and Recover by the Miami Herald
A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that moves in a large spiral around its eye, which
is a calm, low pressure centre. Many hurricanes begin as areas of low pressure off the
coast of Africa.
These low pressure areas may evolve through the following stages before they
become hurricanes:
* A tropical depression with winds up to 35 miles per hour
* A tropical storm with winds up to 72 miles per hour
* A hurricane with winds of 73 miles per hour or more
The eye of a hurricane may travel ten to fifteen miles per hour with the storm
extending out from the centre 150 to 200 miles. Inside the eye the winds are very hot
and the skies may be clear. But that's deceptive because the wind on the other side of
the eye blows in the opposite direction from the first part of the storm. If people do not
understand when the eye of the hurricane is passing, they may be caught in deadly
winds and torrential rain.
Hurricanes are rated in the following categories according to their potential to cause
Category 1. Winds of 73 to 95 miles per hour. Damage may include flooding of low-
lying coastal roads, small boats torn from their moorings in exposed anchorages, and
some damage to piers.
Category 2. Winds of 96 to 110 miles per hour. Damages may include flooding of
marinas, cutting off low inland roads two to four hours before centre of the storm
arrives, and some damage to roofing materials, windows and doors.

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Category 4. Winds of 131 to 155 miles per hour. Damage may include cutting off low-
lying inland escape routes three to four hours before eye arrives, major damage to
lower floors of buildings near shore because of flooding and battering of waves and
debris, and collapse of roofs on many small buildings.
Category 5. Winds of more than 155 miles per hour. Damage may include some
building collapse, many roofs collapsing, extensive shattering of glass and windows,
small buildings overturned and blown away.
The major weapon of destruction of a hurricane is a combination of storm surge -
the rise in sea level and wind. This combination can destroy buildings, erode beaches
and produce massive floods.
The hurricane's worst killer is the storm surge, which forms over the deepest part
of the ocean and combines with the low pressure and strong winds around the
hurricane's eye. These factors raise the ocean's surface up to two feet higher than the
surrounding area, forming an arch of water that sometimes reaches out for 50 miles.
As the storm moves inland over more shallow waters, the arch becomes a huge
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Emergency Services
Police Marsh H. 367-2560
Urgent 919
Cooper's Town 365-0000
Sandy Point 366-4044
Abaco Medical Clinic367 4240
Blue Ridge Clinic 367-2295
Govt Clinic Mar.Har. 367-2510
Govt Clinic Coopers 365-0019
Govt Clinic Sandy P. 366-4010
BEC emergency only 367-2727
Fire Department 367-2000
BASRA (VHF 16) 366-0282
Trauma One (VHF 16) 367-4082

Shelters in
South Abaco
Cherokee Sound
Public School
Sandy Point
Anglican Ch. Hall
Govt. Clinic
Mt. Zion Baptist
Public School
Crossing Rocks
Public School
St. Mark's Baptist
Disco Inferno
Moore's Island
All-Age School
Govt. Clinic
Baptist Ch. at Hard Bargain
Baptist Church at The Bight

Shelters in
North Abaco
Grand Cay
Grand Cay All-Age School
Crown Haven
St. Anne's Anglican
Revival Time Church
Wood Cay
St. Thomas Baptist
Blackwood/Fire Rd.
St. Andrews Baptist
Cedar Harbour
Ebenezer Baptist
Fox Town/Mt. Hope
Fox Town Primary
Cooper's Town
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Many property owners in Abaco, like
those in the rest of The Bahamas, were
discouraged about obtaining hurricane
insurance after premiums skyrocketed out
of most people's reach after Andrew in
1992. But local insurance brokers in
Abaco say that the rates have since come
down almost to pre-Andrew levels,
making the risk worth the cost.
And although we're already in the
hurricane season, at least two insurance
companies in Marsh Harbour have told

The Abaconian that property owners may
buy hurricane insurance until the
Bahamas Department of Meteorology
issues a hurricane watch for the Northern
Homeowners, for example, may
purchase a comprehensive insurance that
includes a "Catastrophic Clause" to cover
natural disasters such as hurricanes,
according to some, agents. But if that's
too expensive, they may exclude the
hurricane section and still have some

protection for flood damage. But they
may also buy hurricane policies.
As for boaters, it is a lot easier for
pleasure boaters to obtain insurance than
commercial fishermen. The insurance
companies set stricter standards for
commercial fishermen, as they see the
risks of loss as being greater. But
commercial fishermen may, nevertheless,
in some cases obtain insurance protection
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More Le Aters to the E d/#or

elbor m that ou have created Th k Offi t d h ifi d thi f f flight medical equipment and trained

better try to rent our home to avoid more
problems. We did just that. Time passed
and my tenants had the same problems.
I was asked by them to see if I could do
something about the annoying loud music
that was coming from the church next
door. So, once again I tried but still got
the same answer like the last time. "It's
a church, we can't do anything about it."
I told my tenants that I could not do
anything to help them A few months later
they moved away so that they could live
in PEACE. We have returned back to the
same old problems. This time we will not
take it anymore! It's either going to be
corrected very soon or we will be forced
to take legal action.
Let me ask you, fellow
BAHAMIANS, would you have taken
this for ten years or more? Let me tell
you, this church and its followers have
put me and my family through HOLY
HELL! With or without your help we
will take legal action. We are tired of
living under these conditions! You don't
know what my children have to put up
How would you like it if you were
trying to do homework and the noise is
so loud that you can't even think of what
you are trying to do, or a basketball is
thumping under your bedroom window
for four or five hours, seven days a
week? I'll tell you, I don't know who
approved this but it falls in the Town
Planning hands. Maybe they should have
this under their windows seven days a
week for allowing a church and a
basketball court to be put in a residential
area and see just how they would feel.
about these matters before approving
A business, church or school ought not
be allowed in a residential area to begin
with. Town Planning, you created these
problems! It's time you get oil your butts
and do something to correct the problems
that you have created for other people!
My family and I are tired of it. If you
don't move them, then make them air
condition and sound proof the church and
get rid of the basketball court from under
our bedroom windows.
Would you like to know today that my
children will become non-believers in
God because of the actions they see from
the church next door? This is happening,
thanks to you. I can't blame my children.
If you were living under these conditions
you would feel the same way. So, once
again please do something about this

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Medical Emergency Flights
Dear Sirs,
Reference is made to page 18 the
Abaconian, April 1997, and the
captioned article Stretcher Certified for
Cherokee Air Flights.
I wish to explain to you and your
readers that at this point in time there
exist no special 'documentation"
requirements under the Federal Aviation
Administration for medical evacuations
into the United States. I took the time to
call our Principal Operations Inspector at
the FAA Miami International Field

me and was interested in knowing where
you obtained your information. He
assured me that if, at any time in the
future, special 'documentation" or
requirements became necessary, we
shall, of course, be so advised in the
usual way via direct communication from
the FAA.
Abaco Air Ltd. does make routine
emergency medical flights into Nassau,
Freeport and Florida. I am afraid we are
too busy with our day to day charters and
operations to keep a special count of the
number of emergency charters we
provide. We do wish to assure the public
that, although we are not of the "Air
Ambulance" category which requires in-

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S hri iine Lorraine Malone beri

Loraine was hrim at Current
Eleuthera. and at age eight she moved to
Illope [own where she lived with an aunt
and uncle. She assisted them in their store
and continued to operate it afii their
deaths. She was married to arlin Malone
until his death over twenty years ago.
Lay preacher Vernon Malone
remembers her with warmth. When he
asked someone to recall her finest
attributes, the reply was, "She was
patient, kind and a good friend." That
says it all. Yet again, an era has passed.
Lorraine and her gentle personality will
be sadly missed by the community.
Mrs. Malone is survived by Geoffrey
Malone, step-son.

Godfrey Earthneal Cassius Williams,
32, was electrocuted on July 11th when
he came in contact with a high voltage
line. He was working on a phone line
that was on an electric pole when the
accident happened. The accident took
place on Forest Drive in Dundas Town.
He was rushed to the Abaco Medical
Clinic but all efforts to resuscitate him
The death was a big shock to the
community as Mr. Williams was well
known and popular among Batelco
employees as well as in his community of

Dundas Town He lhJad been an eniployce
of Barelco hlr 14 Nears
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Andr.'%%s Mlcthidist I iturih in 1.1indl.s

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Pr ', ',, y la,.ckhan and C hirlei t
'*;, S isters-inl-lVaw .. '; .,. i I
l,. Louise, Jacqueiine Knowles. Dale
1',j i. Paula lhunier, i-li.,.iiLli. C i, 11.
.Irpiri rh (ii. Eleanor and Hannaimae

Prince Black. David and Charles
Knowles, Wendell Huyler, Arlington
Hunter and Shayne Davis; aunts; uncles;
nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives
and friends.
Curthbert Albury passed away in
Nassau at the home of a nephew. The
funeral service was at the Church of
Christ in Marsh Harbour on June 5th and
burial was in the Marsh Harbour Public
He is survived by his sister-in-law
Lurey Albury; nieces Dorothy Potter,
Anita McIntosh, Carolyn Diedrick, Arlene
Knowles, Gwendlin Russell, Pauline
Sawyer, Margaret Carey, Nellie Mae
Johnson; nephews Phillip Sawyer,
Welden Roberts, Jeffery and Freddy
Albury, Vernon, Rudy, Ivor and Robert
Malone, Jack, Steve and Greg Albury and
many relatives and friends.
Gwendolyn Edgecombe, 59, died at
the Princess Margaret Hospital on June
She is survived by her husband
Marcus; sons Leonard, Matthew,
Jonathan, Daniel, Samuel, and Eric;
daughters Evelyn Burrows, Elizabeth
Russell, Louise McCartney, Rebecca
Saunders and Rose Edgecombe; a host of
relatives and friends.
Ivan Thompson, 79, passed away on
April 25th on Abaco. He had resided on
Abaco for many years.
He is survived by his daughter Noreen
Albury, son-on-law Earl Albury, three
grandchildren, two sisters in Nassau and
a brother in Freeport.

'., ..i E. : a'" native.* Satnd .i '-s s wn here I,,a.inv his ori, Jess Dui
Miawnin Dove, which won second ... in the National Poetr Competition, at the
award's ceremony at Government House on JulYv ': Mr. Fawkes's ,.'i, one of over
a hundred and twenty entered in the competition, is a narrative of a childhood memory
in which he observes his mother having a tearbd/ experience. The competition was won
by Ms. Veda Rolle of Nassau with her poem Reflectionv from the Sea. ALo shown in
the photograph are His Excellency Sir Orville Turnquest. Governor-General of The
Bahamas, second from right; the Hon. Zhivargo Laing, Minister of State for Youth, Sports
and Culture, third from right; and Mr. Cleophas Adderley, Director of Culture, at left.
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July/August 1997 The Abaconlan Page 27

U.S. Scouts Sail & Work with Local Scouts

By Capt. Richard Canfield, Bahamas
Director, Boy Scouts of America
In an effort to promote interaction and
cooperation, Assistant District
Commissioner (Abaco) of the Scout
Association of The Bahamas, Mr. Huel
Moss, and Florida Sea Base Bahamas
Director, Capt. Richard Canfield, have
initiated several joint activities this
On July 26th a joint clean-up project
took place at Crossing Beach in Marsh
Harbour. Abaco Scoutmaster, Mr.
Drexel Major, led a contingent from the
1st and 6th Abaco Boy Scouts and the
6th Abaco Girl Scouts. They were joined
by Scouts of Troop 9 from Duluth,
Minnesota. Over 30 large bags of trash
were removed from the area.
Afterwards, a cookout was held and the
Scouts got to know each other.

A second joint venture is planned for
August 12th. Abaco Scouts will sail on
the Man-O-War schooner, the WILLIAM
H. ALBURY, for the day. They will also
have a chance to snorkel on Mermaid
On July 19th Florida Sea Base
Bahamas Director Capt. Richard Canfield
made a presentation of excess equipment
to Scoutmaster Drexel Major. Snorkeling
gear including masks, snorkels and fins
for up to ten scouts were provided for
each of two Boy Scout troops in Marsh
Harbour, one troop in Green Turtle Cay
as well as the Girl Scout troop in Marsh
Harbour. In addition each troop received
two fishing poles and a tackle box. This
sharing of resources demonstrates that
scouting is truly an international
brotherhood and that scouting values
contribute to the entire community.

Island Administrator, Mr. Everette
Hart, was a guest aboard the Man-O-War
schooner WILLIAM H. ALBURY. He was
accompanied by Mr. Timmy Lee and a
crew of Boy Scouts from Denver,
Colorado. Captain Stefan E. Dick quoted
Mr. Hart as saying, "I always wanted to
do this. I'm having the time of my life."
The schooner, under topsails and
fisherman, tacked to Pointset Rock and
back to Fanny Bay.
currently the flagship of the Boy Scouts
of America High Adventure Bahamas
Program along with three other vessels.
Forty Scouts from all over the United
States come to the Bahamas each week
for nine weeks for a very demanding and
challenging program which includes
sailing, standing watches, snorkeling,
navigation and exploration.

Scouts work together on a clean-up project
in Marsh Harbour. Photo by Capt. Canfield

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More News of the Cays

3rd Jeremy Sweeting

FROM Page 4

Wallace and Denise McDonald celebrate
their special 30th anniversary with family
and friends.

The karate "Team" from Green Turtle Cay is shown above with their Sensei Churton
Toote. The Eastern U.S.A. International Martial Arts Association International Hall of
Fame annually recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to the martial arts.
Mr. Toote has been nominated in the category of Martial Arts Dedication. Master Toote
was promoted to the rank of Fifth Dan, a level obtained after Black Belt.
Pi.,r, h\ ManiA Roberts

Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
One doesn't have to look at a calendar
or a thermometer to know it's summer.
The iigli of children running barefoot
through the streets, fishing and
swimming off docks, tourists in
swimsuits strolling along the streets and
the noise of sea gulls and afternoon
thunderstorms remind us that it's
Regatta Time in Abaco 1997 got off to
a great start with the annual July 4th
Race. After the race skippers and crews
came ashore to Settlement Point for the
Award's Party. Beverages were served

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Ca'. will be connected to the Marsh
Harbour -eneraiing .icilii by an
underwater cable by the end of 1997.
BEC mentioned their concern for the
environment and e.\tIx.idIil that workers
responsible for tree iinlninii are being
trained to recognize rare and endangered
trees and plants.
Also discussed were causes of power
outages and how to reduce electric bills.
It was strongly suggested that surgc
protectors be used to safeguard cxpensi e
electronic equipment. A question and
answer period followed. Most of the
comments and questions concerned the

compliments of William Brewer Co. of
Nassau while local vendors offered conch
salad, fritters, burgers, homemade ice
cream, etc, for sale. Jeff Gale on ABBEY
,VORM.4L was the overall winner for the
Green Turtle Race On Saturday the fleet
moved on to Guana Cay for more racing
and partying (not necessarily in that
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation
held a community meeting on July 7th.
In attendance were Mr. Kenny Knowles,
Dr. Albert Ferguson, Mr. John Hudson,
Mr. Bradley Roberts, Mr. Romauld
Ferreira and Mr. Brian Albury. The
crowd heard from the entire panel and
learned that it is hoped that Green Turtle

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More News of the Cays


FROM Page 28

number of daily power outages
experienced over the past weeks. Each
year during July we experience the same
problem, so why isn't BEC prepared to
deal with the demand.
After a local resort manager, Bill
Rossbach, shared information that he had
learned from BEC Nassau but not
mentioned by any member of the panel,
Mr. Hudson verified that a backup
generator intended for Green Turtle Cay
was indeed brought to Marsh Harbour. It
was all ready to go if the generator here
failed. Keeping in mind that the
underwater cable system is not ready and
the fact that it would take a day or more
to transport, connect, etc, this news was
as comforting as when the man's house
burned down but he had enough
material upstairs to build another one!

Nicole Pinder and Troy Lowe
Nicole Pinder and Trov Lowe

"',^ v Mr. and frs. Everette fPinder
(. 4-j7 _a of Treasure Cay
are proud to announce
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Why was the generator not brought
directly here?
Concerns that "brown outs" last for 20
minutes at times, damaging appliances,
etc. and the "red tape" involved with
making claims were also discussed. Also
of concern was whether BEC was
prepared for future added consumption.
We were assured that they are.
Refreshments were served after the
meeting which proved to be a success
because a standby generator arrived days
Local fishermen have been making
their mark in Abaco tournaments. Ronnie
Sawyer placed second in the bonefishing
tournament. Dale Sawyer received an
award at the Penny Turtle Tournament as
mate on the B and B. Both Ronnie and
Dale are "true-true" local boys. Walter
Robinson, Captain of B and B, also
received an award.
Tony Lockhart on board The Traveler
was the overall winner of the Green
Turtle Yacht Club's Annual Fishing
Tournament. Tony and family have a
vacation home on our island and are well
known and respected in our community.
Walter and Tony are adopted local boys!
Congratulations, Ronnie, Dale, Walter
and Tony!
A "new" business note: Ole B's on the
water front is under new management.
Along with ice cream, smoothies, shakes
and sundaes, ili, now serve hot and cold
lunches with daily specials. They also

On Hope Town's waterfront bahamian cuisine

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have a large supply of fresh fruit and
vegetables arriving each week.
Our country celebrated its 24th
anniversary of Independence on July
10th. Any public holiday during
summertime is a day for a picnic. The
weather cooperated for most of the day!
A flag raising ceremony was held in
Quincentennial Park. The cookout
planned for Saturday evening was
postponed due to inclement weather. It
was re-scheduled for July 19th.
It's time for the fishermen to dust off
and oil their fishing gear as August 1st is
fast approaching. They hope for a
successful season. There is much concern
over fishing out of season and the lack of
policing and enforcement of the law --
especially in the extreme north Abaco
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Mark
Russell. who were married on July 12th.
The couple will reside on Green Turtle.
Road work has started -- as promised
by the Town Committee. The side streets
are being cut for a trench to be dug later.
Rainy days make it hard to get a lot done
but it's progressing.
We'll update everyone on road
progress next month.
Green Turtle Cam Win.
Karate Trophies
By Mandy Roberts
For the first time ever Green Tuntle

Cay was represented by 14 children at
the Second International Karate
Tournament held in Marsh Harbour June
21st. Nine trophies were proudly won by
eight children. In the various events for
their ages, Blake Werthmann, age six
years, won both first and second place
trophies, Kyle Stevens, age 7, Randal
Sawyer, aged 4 and Sidney Corn also
won first place trophies. Dexter Sawyer,
6 years, Daniel Jones, age 8 years, Eden
McIntosh, aged 8 years and Bruce
Sawyer, 10 years, won second place
trophies. Parents and friends from Green
Turtle Cay attending the event thoroughly
enjoyed seeing their children participate
and were also totally fascinated by the
spectacular floor performances of the
youth with black belts participating from
Nassau and the United States.
Sensei Churton Toote runs a
wonderful class once a week for the
children here, with the teaching emphasis
not only on the physical but also on
confidence, comradeship, coordination,
discipline, respect of others and striving
to do your best in life.
In the closing class before summer,
the children and parents presented Mr.
Toote with a mahogany clock in the
shape of a green turtle, thanking him for
taki 'e the time to come to our cay to
teach so many special things in such an
enjoyable class,

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By "Juice" Reckley
Memorial Tournament
Rained Out
The Marcel Albury Memorial
Tournament started with a very unusual
but successful night. Bahamasair did not
arrive until 10 p.m. with the remainder
of the players. This forced us to adjust
the schedule which worked out very well.
Playtime Sports GB 13
Papa Nasty Falconettes AB 0
Home Furniture Turtles AB 6
Marsh Harbour Sharks AB 2
Walter McIntosh Construction AB 4
Papa Nasty Earthmovers AB 0
Walter McIntosh Jr. ripped the
Earthmovers with two home runs
Suncoral Stretchettes GB 5
Charlie's Angels AB 4
This one was not decided until the 5th

Fire Truck Arrives
Stephanie Humblestone
Hope Town Fire and Rescue now has
a new state-of-the-art fire truck and one
which any community would be proud
of. It was designed by Fire Chief Clay
Wilhoyte of Hope Town, ordered
through a Japanese dealer in Honduras
and custom built by Isuzu, the largest
truck manufacturers in the world.
The new truck, a 3.6 Diesel Isuzu, is
already much travelled, having come
from Yokohama in Japan to Hope Town
via Jacksonville, West Palm Beach and
Marsh Harbour. It seats five people, has
a 600-gallon water tank and is about
three feet longer than the old truck,
which seats only two and has no facility
for carrying water.
The new vehicle is a compact unit. It
is, in Clay's words, "a pumper, tanker
and rescue truck," and is fully equipped
with medical supplies, oxygen,
backboards and safety gear for fire
fighters. In addition, it has a
comprehensive radio system.
Although the Fire and Rescue team are
delighted with their new acquisition, they
will not discard the old four-wheel 1960
gasoline Landrover which has served
them well over the years. This will be
used as a back-up vehicle for major

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Police Enforcers GB 12
Murray's Generals AB 1
The Enforcers stormed past the Generals
Saturday Morning Marsh Harbour Park

Coca Cola GB 12
Papa Nasty Falconettes AB 2
The Falconettes did not wake up, they
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Marsh Harbour Sharks AB 3
Walter McIntosh Construction AB 2
Water McIntosh Jr's three home runs
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Playtime Sports GB 17
Coca Cola GB 3
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Police Enforcers GB 6
Papa Nasty Earthmovers AB 0
Marsh Harbour Sharks AB 16
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Home Furniture Turtles GB
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West End and Suncoral Rained out.

The rain caused all remaining games
throughout the day to be canceled. It
continued to rain all night cancelling the
night games. In the end the Second
Annual Marcel Albury Tournament was
cancelled. The Tournament will continue
in Grand Bahamas the week end of the
25th and 26th when Abaco teams will
travel to compete in the tournament.

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Local Government

- at Work

Marsh Harbour Town Planning July I
Tike Hut: A long discussion took place
on the situation with Tiki Hut. Their
original plan called for the restaurant to be
raised up on pilings and become a
permanent structure. They also planned to
build rest rooms and a small boutique
along the shore and pipe the sewerage
across the street to a holding tank. While
waiting for the construction they would use
the rest room facilities at Harbour View
Marina. Their plan showed parking spaces
along the shore line accommodating the
cars of their patrons.
At the date of this meeting the Tiki Hut
had not done anything that they had agreed
to but instead built a dance floor with an
additional bar.
Licensing July 8
Sapodilly's: Brenda and Steve Mitchell
spoke to the Board members concerning
the revoking of their Music and Dancing
license. There were complaints that the
music was too loud even after many
warnings. Two of those complaining in
writing presented their complaints.
The Board stood by their decision not to
reinstate their license,
Town Planning July 23
Tiki Hut: The situation with Tiki Hut

was again reviewed extensively. It was
decided that they would have the owner
appear before the Board for questioning
and explanations.
Building Setbacks: The Board
continues to have problems with builders
measuring the set back from the edge of the
pavement instead of from their property
line at the edge of the road right-of-way.

Central Abaco Council Jul 29
Airport Manager: Bobby Jones was
earlier given the job as airport manager.
Council members were pleased with the
changes and new appearance being
presented at the airport.
Taxi Franchises Unclear: Confusion
exists over the actual owners of taxi
franchises. Two lists have been given to the
council and they are not the same. Neither
is the information on either list accurate as
to who the owners are of some taxi plates.
In order to resolve the issue, the Council
may require each taxi plate owner to comer
in at a designated time and clarify their taxi
plate ownership.
Sapodilly's Presents case for License
re-instatement:Brenda and Steve Mitchell
were allowed to give each council member
a multi-page report on the circumstances
preceding the revocation of their music and
dancing licence in late June, 1997. Mr. and

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Mrs Mitchell asked the Council to review
the material and "do the right thing."
Each member will also be given copies
of the complete Sapodilly's file as recorded
by Licensing Authority since the
complaints began in 1994. Members were
asked to take the material home and be
prepared to discuss the issue at the next

Re-allocating budgeted monies: Chief
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members that money cannot be arbitrarily
taken from an approved project and spent
on another This can be done but each

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Recurrent Budgets
for Abaco
The recurrent budget allocations have
been made and Chief Councillors Joe
Norris and Mike Malone have provided
The Abaconian with the list below giving
the totals for each town in the North
District and Central District of Abaco.
Recurrent expenses are those which
are on-going expenses, the everyday
costs which local government has to pay
regularly such as payments to janitresses,
the maintenance of cemeteries and roads,
the upkeep on public buildings such as
schools and clinics.
The capital budget figures are not
released yet. The capital budget items are
for the major projects to be accomplished
such as the building of docks, roads and


North Abaco
District Council
Grand Cay
Little Abaco
Cooper's Town
Treasure Cay
Green Turtle Cay

Central Abaco
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Dundas Town
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Hartley Pinder (on the left) of Wood Cay brought in the first
crawfish in Little Abaco with a 95 pound catch. At the opening
price of $8 per pound, Mr. Pinder got a good day's pay.
Photo by Jeffrey Cooper

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Bible School Caters to 300+ Children

By Stephanie Humblestone
This must have been one of the most
enjoyed summer camps in the Bahamas.
Three hundred thirty-three children from
Abaco participated in the Vacation Bible
School at Friendship Tabernacle Church
in Marsh Harbour from the 30th of June
to the 4th of July.
The programme was set up five years
ago by Pastor Kenneth Knowles from
Dundas Town and Pastor Joe Chilsberg
from Nashville, Tennessee. Director of
the Vacation Bible School, Paula Morley,
says that the main focus of the
programme is "to teach our children how
to love the Lord and each other more and
to create a constructive summer camp
programme to keep the children active
during the long vacation time."

This year the teachers came from far
and wide. There were nineteen from
Nashville under the leadership of Pastor
Chilsberg and Ben Ellis, five from
Atlanta, Georgia, under the leadership of
Doug and Kelly Dickerson and six from
Detroit under the leadership of Patricia
Hormer and Doris Webber and one from
The daily program lasted from 8.30
a.m. until 3 p.m. with the children being
picked up and delivered home by the
church. They even had lunch provided.
Each day began with a prayer and then
went on to include an array of devotions,
entertaining and educational pursuits
from arts and crafts to sports and field
Friday afternoon was dedicated to just

having fun. The children were allowed to
express themselves in a slapstick manner
with water guns and shaving cream. The
teachers joined in and fun was had by
all. Day trips to Marsh Harbour and the
surrounding Abaco cays such as Hope
Town, Treasure Cay and Man-O-War
were organised for children from 12 to
14 years. These outings were very
At the end of the camp the visiting
teachers enjoyed and explored the
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Abacos. They went snorkeling, fishing
and sunbathed on Treasure Cay's
beautiful beaches. They are eager to
return next year to the children with
whom they established a good rapport
and to the beauties of these islands.
Catering for such a large number of
children obviously took a great deal of
effort. Ms. Morley would like special
acknowledgement made to the staff in
Abaco without whom "our vision and
success would not have been realized."

Bible School children learned many new crafts at the Dundas Town church camp
sponsored by Friendship Tabernacle Photo by Paula Morley

Bible Camp children were grouped by similar ages for appropriate craft work Photo by Paula Morley


Hand Carved Home Signs
& Mahogany Reef Scenes

365-4410 Fax 365-4072


Baby & Dating Pictures
3 Camera Ceremony
Computer Special Effects


Local and U. S, Leaders for the Friendship Tabernacle take a moment to stand together for their photo.
Photo by Paula Morley

K & S Auto Service

Tire Repairs
Oil Changed
Full Service
Expert Mechanics

Crockett Drive & Den MacKay Boulevard
Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655
Percy Albury, Owner/Manager

In agreement with
Seaboard Marine
is pleased to announce
The commencement of service from the
Port of Miami to Marsh Harbour

All Deliveries

Full Loads & Cars
Seaboard Terminal
306 Port Blvd. Shed G
Dodge Island, FI 33132

LCL Shipments
Seaboard Warehouse
8050 NW 79 Avenue
Miami, FL 33166

For Bookings and General Information
Phone 305-863-4411 Fax 305-863-4788

For Rate Quotations
Great Abaco Shipping
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Mr. Mike Malone
Phone 242-367-2721 Fax 242-367-2774

Page 34 The Ahaonan July/August 1997

Begin Training For Abaco's Triathlon

In the Spirit of Perry Cooke
Provided by Ministry of Tourism
The Fourth Annual Great Abaco
Triathlon to be held on August 29th and
30th is expected to attract 150 to 200
competing International and Bahamian
athletes and visitors.
This event has been marketed by
Exclusive Sports Marketing of Boca
Raton, Florida, successfully for the past
four years, bringing a lot of great
exposure for the Abacos.
This year's event will be highlighted
by the Bahamian Festival Weekend
featuring island promotions and activities.
Activities will begin Friday afternoon at
with a running race to Bayview
Restaurant, sponsored by Kalik and the
Bayview Restaurant, offering a prize for
the winner, followed by registration and
a welcome party at the Abaco Towns by
the Sea.
The evening attractions will be
shopping until 9 p.m. and enjoying the
various "competing" dishes at sponsoring
restaurants. Kalik Beer is one of the

sponsors and will sell beer throughout the
weekend for $2.
The sprnt race distance 1/2 mile swim.
15 mile like and 3 mile run will begin at
9 a.m. at the beach of the Great Abaco
Beach Resort. Activities with prizes are
planned at the Great Abaco Beach Resort
following the Triathlon. The afternoon
activities will be at Crossing Beach with
the "Bahamian Experience" sponsored by
Kalik. Local vendors will sell delicious
native food. There are plans for a fashion
show, prizes and the awards for the
winners will be presented. Live Bahamian
music will highlight the evening.


FROM Page 12

beautify this area of Abaco. They have
great enthusiasm and participation to
their suggestions.
The committee is now asking
individuals or businesses to adopt a
section of a road which that business will
be responsible for maintaining. The
business can erect a sign to this effect.
They are wanting commitments

New 18" Satellite Antenna
Dish Network also Available
Up to 150 Channels Available
In-house & Field Satellite Service
Marine & Home Electronics Repaired
Now Located in Memorial Plaza
.. Call 367-2894 for more information

and the
We can supply all of your
grocery needs including fresh
baked bread, pies, and rolls, fresh fruit and

vegetables, prime U S meats,
cheeses, and dairy products.

Supermarket Selection with
Country Store Convenience




VHF 16

specifically for Don MacKay Boulevard.
It is expected that most businesses will
work together to hire the same crew to
do the work.
if you are interested in participating,
you can contact Committee Chairman
Walter Key at 367-2615.


FROM Page 30

For Fire and Rescue the new truck is
a dream realized after four years of much
planning by Clay, other fire fighters,
generous donations from the community
and funds raised through fairs and local

The Outboard Shop
Distributors for

EVifnlLDEEE Outboards
Sales and Repairs
Factory Trained Mechanics
Dry Boat Storage
Marsh Harbour 242-367-2703 VHF 16

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Weekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau & Marsh Harbour
General Cargo, 20 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stem Ramp
Leaves W. Palm Beach Wed. Air. Nassau Thurs. & Marsh Harbour Fri
Sails Sunday for Nassau & Florida
In Abaco call 242-367-2091, Fax 367-2235 or call on VHF ch 16
P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Office located above B & D Marine at the traffic light
In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at 561-844-5387
Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 E. Port Road, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

$1,000 Reward

$1000 Reward to anyone who can give
information leading to the conviction of


stealing and

destroying Treasure. Island property
over the past few months. This is on the
NW end of Guana Cay.


An armed security guard is on duty with
a dog. Anyone found trespassing on
Treasure Island will be prosecuted to
the fullest extent of the law.

All information is confidential.
Call Mike Sawyer at Treasure Cay


Phone 242-365-8250

or persons

Electronics Service Center
formerly Television Service Center
"All We Sell Is Service"
Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment
Juke Boxes & Video Games
Musical Instruments
Marine Electronics
Office Equipment
Cash Registers
FAX Machines -
Electronic Organs Tommy Pinder
Medical Equipment Master Technician
Automotive & Marine Electronics Phone 367-2830
Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone Devices
In Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive
between Keys Drive & Firehouse Corner

July/August 1997 The Abaconian Page 35

Deborah K
what a month will bring.
At midship the keel is at o
five feet. The ship slopes sli
and at the bow it touches o
ten feet. The main deck lie
feet of water while the top
peeks up to thirty-five feet. '
cargo holds are open and can
by an experienced diver. T
are compatible with recreat
diving standards for all maj(
agencies. The azure water
one hundred feet of visibility
this an excellent training site
magnificent dive site.
A few guests of the A
Resort Dive Centre have bee
to accompany us to the DEB
and the exclamations of
excitement are unanimous.
invited a diver with experi
field of underwater ship docu
accompany us to the site. H
the Abaco Beach Resort for
in July and August. His
document, photograph and
lady in her new surrounding
that non-divers should be a
this new addition along with

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FROM Page6 United States investigators did satisfy
themselves the following day and the
warning was canceled two weeks early.
me hundred The Prime Minister spoke to the country
ightly down again on July 28th announcing the lifting
me hundred of the warning. He assured the country
es in ninety that The Bahamas is one of the "safest
of the mast countries in the world."
The forward The Prime Minister announced that the
be explored warning had not affected tourism
hese depths numbers and he felt that no permanent
ional scuba damage was done. The Bahamas has 1.6
or certifying million stop-over tourists yearly of which
allows over 1.2 million come from the States.
y and makes Tourism figures are up significantly for
as well as a the first six months of this year and The
Bahamas is in the process of adding
baco Beach hundreds of new rooms during the next
n privileged couple of years. Mr. Ingraham
IORAH K I encouraged Bahamians to welcome all
praise and tourists and hoped that everyone will
We have work to keep The Bahamas known as a
ience in the safe destination.
mentationto The Prime Minister assured the
le will be at country that he will put into place a
three weeks system with the United States to keep
goal is to another incident like this from happening.
sketch our The United States' policy is to issue a
igs. We feel warning to its citizens in foreign
ble to enjoy countries if they know of any potential
us. threat. This policy was put into place as
a result of several terrorist attacks both
FROM Page within the United States and
internationally which have involved US

au d is a patuological liar.
The Prime Minister Hubert A.
Ingraham spoke on radio to the country
on July 23rd giving the country the
assurance that the police had investigated
the problem and was confident that there
was no threat. The Prime Minister
invited the American government to
bring in its own investigators to satisfy
themselves in order to lift the warning.

Excavation, Utilities, Base Work, Surface Treatment
Cold Mix, Hot Mix, Coal Tar Emulsion Sealer
Striping & Asphalt Related Products
P.O. Box AB 20184 P.O. Box CB 10990
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Nassau, NP, Bahamas
Phone242-367-3956 Fax367-3959 242477-8351 Fax 377-2193

National Marine
Authorized Distributor for
Mercury & Mariner
Sales, Service & a Complete
Line of Marine Accessories M NEI
Certified Mechanic on Duty
Royce Sands, President
Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2326

General Freight, Construction Materials
20 ft. Containers Can be Delivered
14,000 Gal. Water Capacity
Water & Freight on same delivery

Scheduled From Marsh Harbour to Hope
Town, Man-O-War, Guana Cay & Scotland Cay
And to Other Points on Abaco by Charter
Call 367-3341 Ray Weatherford, Mgr.


FROM Page 9

that can be legally purchased. However,
questionable amounts (large quantities)
should be documented with receipts,
canceled checks and invoices to clarify the
Any crawfish in freezers of Bahamians,
second home owners or visitors' freezers
on April 1st, the day the season closes,
should be documented with a letter to the
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. You
may or may not be inspected by a fisheries
officer to verify the quantity. The bag limit
applies to freezers ashore as well as boats.
The amount of fish must match the people
in the house for non-Bahamians.
One other rule prohibits fish resources
to be imported into the Bahamas without
the Minister's permission. This is to avoid
any misunderstanding as to whose fish is
on board. If you have fish on your boat,
they are presumed to be Bahamian and
must be within the bag limits. Any fish
within the bag limit can be given away to
friends or others but visitors who sell or
exchange their fish for accommodations or

dockage are subject to prosecution.
There are other rules to be observed, the
most publicized one being the closed
season on crawfish from April 1st to
August 1st.
The Abaconian compiled this
information from the two fisheries officers
assigned to Abaco, Mr. Carroll Laing in
Cooper's Town and Mr. Wayne Cornish in
Marsh Harbour. They may be contacted
for further information.

Mia Dean

FROM Page 16

details. He is the son of Garnett Archer,
who along with Donnie Moss, owned and
operated the mailboat service on the old
DEBORAH K II for over twenty years.
Emmitt currently takes freight by truck
from the mail boat to Treasure Cay,
Blackwood and Cooper's Town.
Mr. Archer stated that the MIA DEAN
arrives on Fridays or Saturdays but
suggested that people listen to ZNS-3 on
an AM radio, 810 on the dial, on
Tuesday at Noon or 6 p.m. for times of
departure from Nassau.

Kurls & Kuts
"A Unisex Salon"
Matrix and Paul Mitchell
Products and Accessories
Elaine 5ummerville/, Manager
Tues. Sat. 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Beside Abaco Hardware 367-3623

Brand Parts

Ip Appliances & Appliance Parts
Water Heaters, Lawn Mowers
Plumbing, Auto Accessories

In Marsh Harbour at the traffic light
Mon Fri 9 am 5 pm 367-4185 Sat 8 am Noon


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Page 36 The Abaeonian Jly4/August 19

BREAKING NO LAWS OR RECORDS! Lawyer Rufus Pennington III, a happy tourist
from Jacksonville, Florida, with his modest catch. "Bonefish Dundee is quite safe!" quips
Rufus. "I don't think I'll enter the World Bonefishing Tournament. But I love the Abacos.
I love the sport and I'll keep coming back even if I never have a record catch."


FROM Page 15

Lightning storms and overcast skies
impeded the fishing for some contestants.
The next major event is the World
International Bonefishing Championship
slated to be held in Exuma on October
19th to 25th of this year. Mr. Roberts

will be the one Bahamian to compete
with the top nine bonefishermen from
various countries around the world in
that tournament. The widespread media-
coverage of that event is expected to
attract more people to the Bahamas to
this fast growing and highly lucrative

Approximately 10,000 people with an interest in
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Serving the Abacos for over 10 years
Lawn, Garden & Pool Supplies
Fish, Birds, Hamsters and Rabbits Open monday thru Saturday 9 to 5
Landscape Designs Phone 367-2674 FAX 367-2223
Landscape Designs
Landscaping and Maintenance Randy & Emily Key
Automatic Irrigation Systems In Marsh Harbour by
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Potted Flowers for all Occasions THE PACE FOR PLANTS
Silk Flowers and Baskets

July/August 1997 The Aaeonlan Page 37

Privatization Study of BaTelCo Requested

Man-O-War Liquor
Sales Curtailed July
28 By Govt. Order
In conformance with the
Parliamentary Elections Act, 1992, all
businesses and residents of Man-O-
War were reminded that no liquor was
to be sold on July 28th due to the Local
Government bye-election being held.
Cherokee circumvented this
restriction by nominating only one
person to fill their vacancy which
meant that an election was not
necessary and their liquor stores could
remain open.

in the papers, has been cool and guarded
although there seems to be a quiet
resignation that it is inevitable. Most of the

The Bahamas government recently
placed an ad in the Nassau papers
headlined "Invitation to Provide Advisory
Services with Respect to Privatization of
BaTelCo." This can be interpreted as the
first step in the eventual privatization of
this public utility. Proposals must be
received by September 1st.
Independent economic advisors to
Government have recommended that all
government corporations be privatized to
improve the services they offer and to
operate more efficiently, both financially
and in staff requirements.
Response to privatization by the public
corporation unions, as previously published

corporations were used in past years as a
government employment scheme which did
not lead to efficient operation.

Open Daily
Breakfast 8:30 t0 am
Lunch & Dinner ft am 9 pm
Bar open 8:30 am 'tIl...
Hippy Hour 5 6:30 pm
Live Music Weds & Fri 8 11 pm
Specializing in
Bahamian Foods

Rates for each issue
$7.00 for 3 lines (minimum)
$2 each additional line.

Picture and 4 lines $25
We will take the photo in the
Marsh Harbour area.
Display classified $18 per colurm inch
Call 242-367-2677 or FAX 367-3677

f li cghbourne reaf Cslate
CASUARINA POINT Large home on three
canal lots, 240' canal frontage, across from
beach, ideal for conversion to diving/fishing
resort $400,000
LITTLE HARBOUR 6 acres elevated land,
runs sea to sea. beautiful frontage in harbour,
2 bed 2 bath home. full A/C, 100 ft dock with
dockhouse, a luxury property S790,000
TREASURE CAY interior residential lot on
golf course $8,000 Canal lot $80,000
SANDY POINT 50 acres, over 2,000 ft.
waterfront, beach, next to airstrip, ideal for
marina Call for details
SCOTLAND CAY N. end, 5.6 acres, beautiful
beach, protected on lee side Call for details
PRIVATE ISLAND close to Hope Town, 5
acres, tropical vegetation, dock, little harbour,
incomplete home Call for details
GUANA CAY 2.2 acres, sea to sea, beach on
ocean side S175,000
GREEN TURTLE CAY large multi-family
lot on 60' hilltop, minute walk from beach,
great views $150,000
MAN-O-WAR main house & guest house on
1/4 acre, crow's nest, new roof, furnished,
mooring in harbour $250,000
ELBOW CAY 3 bed 2 bath with 2 cottages and
dock on back creek, good views of lighthouse
and harbour $350,000
MARSH HARBOUR lot 55xl 10 across from
Solomon Brothers $72,000
MARSH HARBOUR commercial lot across
from Conch Inn 100 x 255 $350,000
COOPER'S TOWN 2.5+ acre waterfront lots,
road to sea $25,000
PRINCE CAY 9 acre island, good beach and
vegetation, elevations $335,000
ACREAGE between Treaswure Cay and the
airport, road to sea, good elevation & depth of
water, approx. 7 acres $79,500
Lubber's Quarters interior lot with financing
From $19,750
Call or come in and see us
Tel 242-325-1950 or 242-322-4148
Bahama Palm Shores Lot 8 Section 2, 100 ft.
o n beach road and 160 ft deep. Beautiful view
of Atlantic Ocean and beach. Call 242-367-
2289 between 6 and 10 p.m..
Dundas Town 3%2 acres seafront property.
Call 352-5461 after 6 p.m.

Pinder's Real Estate
Great Guana Cay, Abaco,
"The Unspoiled Island"
Over 200 lots starting at $25,000, also acreage,
oceanfront, hilltop and bayside lots
* * *
Pinder's cou.ijec5. 2 & 3 bedroom, $650 to
$700 weekly. A summer special of $350 per
week per person includes a one day fishing &
di% n mg One day snorkeling & island hopping
* boat & guidc all equipment included a 6
to 30 people ,* *
Great Guana Cay waterfront houses built in
under 3 mo starting at S165.I0oH includes lot,
about 1000 Sq ft house with 2 bedroom, 2
bath, deck, porch & 12 11 n) gal cistern,
Call Edmund or Cher6 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 storey house with
great hiirbour 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 242-367-2749
or Fax at 242-367-2748
Guana Cay 5% Acre waterfront ridge top with
47' elevation on bluff on sound. Stunning
views, public road, electricity available, town
I mile. $375,000 all or part, Brochure, Brian
954-942-4177, Fax 954-942-7230 or Edmund
Pinder in Guana Cay 242-365-5046
Hope Town 2 bed 2 bath 2 story home with
12,000 gallon water tank, dockage rights,
hilltop view of ocean and harbour. Near HT
Harbour Lodge. Contact David in Freeport
242-3561-4731 (352-5594 after 8 p.m.) or Fax
Hope Town two storey house in White Sound,
Elbow Cay. Call 366-0055
Leisure Lee 11,726 Sq. Ft. Cleared Lot w/80
ft seawall & 40 ft dock, water & elec. avail.
$50,000 Call Reg Sands 367-2741
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 (242) 365-6060


W".0---S---up & --M
Man-O-War beautiful property "Sea-to-Sea"
with ocean view/frontage and harbor frontage,
with boat dock, approx. 2 acres @ $575,000
Phone Haziel Albury 242-365-6178, Fax 242-
Man-O-War Beautifully furnished oceanfront
3Br home on 3/4 acre, 2 Br. Guest house
w/ocean view, utility bldg. & garage, standby
gen., sat. dish, golf cart, 50,000 gal cistern, ++,
ready to live in, Call Nancy 365-6329


IC L U l
Enjo% the lifestyle you deserve...
Waterfront lots with private boat slips
in a secure gated community
starting at $99,000.
Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152

Homes Apts. Rentals Acreage
P.O. Box AB 20179
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Office phone & Fax 242-367-3276
Evenings 242-367-2789
Man-O-War Sea to sea large beach front lot
Call 242-365-6181 or 617-479-5776
Haziel L Albury, J.P., Man-O-War's most
experienced real estate broker, Lots from
$45,000, Vacation homes from $175,000. Call
242-365-6178 or 365-6090, Fax 365-6159
Marsh Harbour 2 bed/2bath 1500 sq ft living
area, 14x40 covered porch, fully furnished,
central AC, satellite. Land: 30,000 sq. ft.
(Key's Track Grant K-145) Kristi Albury 242-
367-2166 days.
Marsh Harbour Two vacant lots in Great
Abaco Club gated community with seawall,
facing the Hope Town lighthouse. Dedicated
harbour side dock. $170,000 each or $320,000
both. Real Estate Exchange in Freeport 242-
351-4731, Fax 351-4736, Ask for David
Marsh Harbour Pelican Shore 3 bedroom, 2
bath. Buy or rent. Call 367-2661 after 6 p.m.
Marsh Harbour Govt Subdivision, 3 bed 2
bath, 2143 sq. ft., 3,000 gal. cistern, garage,
satellite. Call Kevin 367-3033 at work or 367-
2333 after 5.
Marsh Harbour 2 bed 2 bath house on hilltop
Call 365-8028 or Fax 365-8508
Scotland Cay Blue Crab Cottage, beautiful
ocean and bay view on 1.5 lots, 2 bedrooms
plus loft, large cistern, satellite, new furniture
appliances & more. $265,000 Call Hills at 242-
357-6617 or 512-261-6029
Scotland Cay Bay front lot over '/ acre
landscaped and cleared for a home. $165,000.
Call 242-357-6617 or 512-261-6029

Two one acre plus lots with direct ocean
frontage on Ocean Blvd.
Call 616-345-2721
Treasure Cay 2350 sq. ft. house on 90' x 177'
lot w/80' dock on canal. Call 365-8028 or Fax
Will Exchange lots in FL (6), NC (1), MO
(35), & CO (6'/ A) plus cash for cottage, small
island or land. Stanley 561-287-9294

Abaco Real

Estate Agency


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Spacious three bedroom two bath, cathedral
ceiling, fully air-conditioned, ceiling fans,
screen porch and sun deck, cable TV. Ocean
view, only 120 yards from beach. Short walk
to Treasure Cay marina, restaurant, market,
tennis & golf.
Phone 242-367-2358 or Fax 367-2359

Casuarina Point on the beach 19 miles S. of
Marsh H. 2bd/2bth, furnished, Air cond. & Sat.
TV, linens & kitchenware, Bonefishing
available, 242-367-4022 daytime
Cooper's Town
Weekly Apartment Rental
Boneflsh Guides Available
2 Bedroom
Full Kitchen
Air Conditioned
Satellite TV
Jedco Inn & Apartments Ltd.
Call 242-367-4008 evenings
or 367-4100 daytime
Hope Town Turtle Hill ocean view 4 cottages,
2 bed 2 bath, all with kitchens, air conditioned,
pool, private access to beach, includes golf
cart, Call 242-366-0557
Marsh Harbour, Hill Top Apartment for rent,
pink building, 2 bed Il'2 bath, central a/c,
satellite, $900. Call 365-6072 or 366-0347
Marsh Harbour Spacious waterfront
apartment I bedroom, sleeps 4, fully furnished,
A/C, deep water dock, Weekly or Daily. Call
Matt Lowe's Cay, Rent the only house on 50
acre private island, sleeps 12, lots of porches
and decks, beaches, fruit trees, 10 minutes
from Marsh Harbour in protected Abaco
Sound, 24 ft boat optional, Call 242-367-2677
or FAX 367-3677
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Page 38 Th Abaeoiian Joly/AugUst997

Race Time Scenes in the Abaco Sound

Regatta FROMageI Guana Beach Resort. Harbour's Edge
entertained the crowd for their one night
The fleet moved through Abaco south in Hope Town.
from Green Turtle Cay touching Guana Tiki Hut sponsored a party for the
Cay, Man-O-War, Hope Town and group at a beach at Matt Lowe's Cay.
finished in Marsh Harbour. Parties Beer and simple hamburgers and hot
hosted by various resorts, restaurants and dogs satisfied their appetites as they
liquor companies kept all spirits lively, enjoyed the natural beauty. Other
The many sponsors helped make The sponsors provided parties, liquor and
Regatta a success. The Ministry of financial support.
Tourism has been a sponsor for many The weather was perfect, the first year
years. They were joined by Coca Cola, many can remember that races were not
Shell Bahamas and Gulfstream. This year inconvenienced with rain storms. The
Gulfstream donated ten round trip tickets storms held off until the final awards
that were drawn by lucky sailors, ceremony held on July 12 at the Jib
Green Turtle Cay held their traditional
street party where conch salad seemed to
be the food of choice this year. Pizza
Hut sponsored a Dinghy Scavenger Hunt,
a highly successful series of clues which
have to be interrupted to realize the final
correct answer. Three beautiful prizes for
the winners were donated by Little
Liquor companies were very
supportive. Win. Brewer hosted a parties
at Green Turtle Cay and Conch Inn. A &
K Liquors hosted two parties at Guana -
Cay, a party at Hope Town and one at
the Jib Room. The popular Crossing
Beach Party was a favorite again this
year with Bahamian music and vendors
supplying the crowd with good Bahamian
food. For that occasion Rotary Club
staffed a bar featuring Coca Cola
products in addition to the liquor.
Guana Cay parties proved popular A&K's Jim Cates served hundreds (maybe th
once again with parties at Nippers and hosted during the early July boating festivi
Guana Beach Resort.

Room in Marsh when the sky thundered,
lightning flashed and torrents of rain
poured down on the wet but wildly
enthusiastic crowd. The storm was so
noisy that many could not hear the
results but they cheered the winners as
they accepted their trophies so keenly
sought after. They are bronze castings of
sea creatures mounted on mahogany
plaques created especially for The
Regatta by Johnston Studios in Little
Another Regatta has past but already
sailors are marking their calendars for
next July and making plans for the next

Two sailors "dance to the beat" at the
Crossing Beach Street Party on July 8th.
Venders served Bahamian foods and the DJ
gave a variety of musical moods.

thousands) of drinks during the parties his firm
ties. Jim is seen here at the beach-front bar at

Bahamian winners Jeff Gale and Peter Chrnstie of Hope Town and
Nassau respectively show their Pete Johnston trophies won at the
first race on July 4th off Green Turtle Cay

The photos on the left and right show the colorful spinnakers on the PHRF race boats as
they round the mark and head down-wind to Hope Town in Race 4 on July 10, 1997.

The Choir of St. Peters Anglican Church in Green Turtle Cay Sang the American and
Bahamian National Anthems at the awards party July 4th in Green Turtle Cay.

The winners of the Pizza Hut Dinghy Scavenger Hunt stand on the patio at the Admiral's
Yacht Haven Marina in Marsh Harbour. Silbert Mills organizes this event on a lay day and
the dinghies scour the waterfront looking for the clues which will help them solve the puzzle.

Local Gov. FROMPage31l
committee must first get approval from the
council before re-allocating budgeted
Road marking: 51 gallons of road
marking paint are on order to begin
painting road markings. Council member
Lowell Albury wanted the road markings
to be done in a professional manner.
Tenders for Garbage Collection: Chief
Counselor Malone noted that the three year
garbage collection contract Marsh harbour,
Dundas Town and Murphy Town expires
in December 1997. He suggested that the
Council award the new contract several
months early since there may be lead time
required for financing and the acquisition
of equipment.
It was decided to ask for tenders with a
September 15th deadline so they could be
opened, discussed and possibly awarded at
the September meeting. The new contract
will include Spring City. Closing the
Spring City dump is a prime objective.
Building and Health Inspectors:
Administrator Hart sent a letter to Nassau
on July 16th asking that the appointments
of building and health inspectors be
expedited. Members noted many ongoing
problems which a building inspector
would be authorized to handle.
Lubber's Project by Tom & Donna
Smith: Nassau earlier asked the Central
Abaco council for an opinion on this
project which the Economic Council in
Nassau earlier passed in principal.
[This approval is required for all projects
undertaken by foreign ownership.
Approval in Principal means that the
Central Government has no objections.

Rates for each issue
$7.00 for 3 lines (minimum)
$2 each additional line.
Picture and 4 lines $25
We will take the photo in the
Marsh Harbour area.
Display classified $18 per colurm inch
Call 242-367-2677 or FAX 367-3677

wanted for up-scale out-island resort. Captains
license necessary. Couple will be considered.
Phone 365-4360

20 KW GEN rF I, Heavy duty 1200 RIU.
Sisitr generator coupled to GMC 2-71 diesel
curignr icentt op overhaul, ow- rnc hrLc ls.

ROLEX v', I! I' Date Just, never worn.
u, i I ( ill .1674500(1(1 after 5 p.ni
12 VOLUME VIDEO "Men are from Mars,
Women are from Venus" is the answer to your
imarri.re or sex problems. $200 Call 367-4500
.ifci .5 p.m.
TRUMPET, Antique German Silver Besson
trumpet $250; Acoustic Guitar 6 string
Yamaha guitar, rich tone, $350; Laptop
computer NEC 486, 350 meg, loaded with
software & Win 95, $1,100; Diamond & Ruby
ring size 7 S3(Jil. Call Marlee at 367-2790

1976 JEEP C17 Fiberglass body, SS
accessories, engine in good shape. $2500.
Allen Werthman 365-4462
1988 Oldsmobile very good condition.
Must sell immediately $4,500
7.5 KW Quicksilver gas generator $1,000
HP Inkjet 1600C commercial printer 1,000
Portable regulated brazingwelding set 300
By appointment only, Call 367-4953
1991 FORD TEMPO, good condition,
Call 367-3744 after 4 p.m.

July/August 1997 The Ahaeonlan Page 39

locally in the normal manner
A report is being prepared
members who will then con


d for council
iment on the

FROM Page 5

hurricanes but then it was the same as
any other year. He saw the problem of
too many fishermen out there. This was
endorsed by Kenny Long of Long's
Landing who said that fishing should be
the prerogative of fishermen and spoke of
permits and regulations. He felt there
were too many upstarts, non-Bahamians
and poachers. Kenny felt, too, that
spawning crawfish should not be
Sherman Stuart from Moore's Island
believed it is impossible to determine
whether is will be a good season as the
price of crawfish remains unknown. He
hoped that crawfishermen all over the
Bahamas, not just in Abaco, will be

1990 FORD RANGER, white extended cab.
good condition, asking $12,500.
Call 367-2265 Mon Fri 9 5 p.m.

1988 FORD LARIAT F150 XLT truck, ice
cold A/C, mint condition. $14,000 Call
Richard at 367-2663 days.

19' Aquasport 1978, I 'S1,' Johnson 150
HP, low hrs.. includes trailer. $3000 obo See
at Rich's Rental, call Leo 802-748-8322

20' Holder fast racing daysailer sloop, two sets
of sails, designed by Hobie Holder, ultra light
configuration, will tack through 80". Drop
keel, trailer included, DUTY PAID. Call
George Douglas 242-365-4446 or FLYING D
on VHF 16
22'3" ETAP 22i unsinkable Danish sailboat,
draft I'4" 4'1" w/adjustable keel, custom
sails, 1988, fun weekend racer, 15 h.p.
Yamaha, Duty Pd., priced to sell at $25,000.
May be seen at Edwin's Boat Yard #2, call
359o06 r WA I urn n ONroIIM n. \v4 a1

23' Bayllner Cuddy Cabin, 200 HP Mercury,
call 367-4764

prosperous this season.
l William Burrows of Marsh Harbour
has twenty years experience. He would
not mind seeing the season shortened if
there were more job opportunities other
than crawfishing.
A serious consideration for many was
the diminishing returns of revenue. As
the industry becomes more lucrative, it
will attract more fishermen. "Then," says
Kenny Long, "We shall all be getting a
smaller piece of the pie."

29' Bristol 19( .ir.,[. recent I'lt i on ncv
bracket, new %. I1 '" anchors, Origo stove,
windvane, Bahamas .L I tr., $7,500. Lv
, .a.' lor Doug on SEASCAPE 366-0000
36' Fishing Boat w/two 3208 Cats, one
Westerbeke gen., extras. Also 1986 GMC Call

Letters FROM Page 25
to advise your readers of the availability
of our nine-passenger Britten-Norman
Islander which went into service prior to
your April publication. I am sure you
will be very happy to share this news
with the community of the Abacos.
Thanking you,
Denise D. Kelly

40' x 17' Houseboat 9 ceilings, open and
airy, loft, front & rear porch, air conditioned,
fridge & microwave. Duty Pd. A gem. $20,000
Call 561-329-0782 work, 471-7214 home.

42 Il. FERR[T 1I I (R FT Yachlt 6' ..r..
ketch rigged, new ..I' it i ,,r1i. r ir. air cond..
inverter, radar, i init .' r, etc. Twin
Mercedes .'-li diesels, dual ieerinr stations.
Excellent for live-aboard or long range
c un.,n' Bahamian realstranion. lucaied in
Marsh Harbour. Pricedl i%' sell S8S,ti0(i Call
393-239-6.r0, ror 303-337-3654.
TWO 135 HP MERCURY used outboard
engines. Call 365-8028

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

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We think of you in silence, God has you in his keeping.
We will often speak your name We have you in our hearts.
We love you and miss you, Yvonne
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