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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Creation Date: October 1997
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Abaco Market Offers Shares


The First Family Island Business to go Public

By Diane h'''
Abaco Markets Limited, the home-
MIR grown Marsh Harbour-based food, office
supplies and consumer goods distributor
with seven wholesale and retail outlets in
the northern Bahamas, has announced it
will offer 1.1 million common shares,
""becoming the first Family Island business
Sj i' : that is not a utility to go public.
The announcement that some 40
........"....... ~ percent of the ownership of the firm
would be offered to the public followed
weeks of speculation and reports that the
business which started out in the mid-
1970s with one small store and grew into
.the largest non-government employer in
the Family Islands was going public.
"We have been planning this share
offering for more than one year," said
Reginald Sands, Director and Treasurer.
"We had hoped to be the first business in
....the country to go public after the long-
anticipated Bahamas Securities Market
... .....came on stream. However, we felt that
.*. even without that vehicle, the time was
right and while we will not go down in
the national record books as being the
first out of the gate when the Securities
Market opened its doors, or more
he Golden Harvest Supermarket is one of the successful businesses owned by Abaco Markets. The share offering allows accurately, its screens, we are extremely
ie people of Abaco to purchase 40 percent of the ownership of the parent company, 4baco Wholesale, which has 10 proud to be the first in another area:
million dollars in assets and projects 1997 sales to be over 17 million dollars. PLEASESEEAbaco Markets Page38


Edmund Williams got his client an
Abaco record 29 pound permit on the
marbles. See page 36 for details.

Set Clocks Back One
Hour October 26







Daylight Savings Time ends 2 a.m.
October 26th. Mo-e clocks back one
hour either at night on the 25th or on
the morning of the 26th.


Students Going to Scotland


By Candace Key
Six lucky students from three Abaco
schools were selected to accompany
administrators to the International
Children's Parliament held in association
with the Commonwealth Heads of
Government Meeting scheduled in
Edinburgh, Scotland, on October 19th to
26th. The Parliament is being sponsored
by a Scottish child welfare organization.
The children, ages 10 to 12 years, will
work with 40 fellow Commonwealth


students to develop a children's bill of
rights that will be officially presented to
the Commonwealth Heads of
Government during a special ceremony.
It will be formally received by British
Prime Minister Tony Blain. During the
week long conference the students will
work with artists, designers, youth
workers and their own country
representatives to develop their project.


PLEASE SEE Rights


Page 22


Green T. Thieves Cause Death


The community of Green Turtle Cay
was shocked early Monday morning,
September 15th, with the discovery of
Andrew Pinder, bound and gaged and the
body of his wife, Jeannie Lee Pinder, also
bound and gaged. They were found in
Andrew Pinder's home in Black Sound
which had been broken into while they
were sleeping.
An assailant entered through a window,
woke and bound Mr. and Mrs. Pinder.


BEC problems cut Cen-
tral Abaco electricity to
20% of capacity.
See page 22 for details.


After taking the available cash from the
house, the assailant demanded more money
and got the keys to the Sand Dollar Shoppe
in town. Mr. Pinder was forced to give the
combination to the store safe. A substantial
amount of cash was taken from the safe.
No other items were reported stolen. This
all happened just before daylight.
Mr. Pinder was able to loosen his


PLEASE SEE Death


Page 36


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Min. DuPuch explained the new
Marsh Harbour airport terminal on
Sept. 25th. See page 17 for details.


See Page 26 for Abaco
students furthering their
education away from
home.


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Page 2 The Abaconian October 199


Toilets Fixed Two Days After PTA Protest


By Richard E. Fawkes
The outgoing executive board of
Abaco Central High's PTA claimed that
an aborted demonstration brought quick,
positive results on a teacher shortage and
non-functioning bathrooms. At a PTA
meeting on September 30th, Secretary
Terry Pinder said the bathrooms were
fixed within two days of the September
15th protest, which did not quite gel
because the PTA had failed to obtain a
police permit. The school was short seven
teachers at the beginning of this school
year. In introducing the staff to parents,
Principal Royanne Swain announced that
the remaining two teachers arrived that


very afternoon. Abaco Central now has a
full complement of 32 teachers.
Mrs. Pinder read a letter the PTA
wrote to Prime Minister Ingraham in his
capacity as MP for North Abaco. The
Prime Minister's office replied on Mr.
Ingraham's behalf, that he would be out
of the country at the time. The letter
stated, however, that the grievances listed
by the PTA had been referred by Mr.
Ingraham to the Ministry of Education.
Mrs. Swain presented parents with
highlights from a handbook of rules
governing conduct and discipline in the
public schools that was issued by the


Ministry of Education this past summer.
[See separate story.] Each student will be
given a copy of the handbook to read and
for parents to read. Parents and students
are required to sign a statement
acknowledging that they have read and
accept the rules and regulations outlined
in the code of conduct.
"School rules seem to be a sore point
with many parents," Mrs. Swain said. "I
don't know why. You know that rules are
necessary. Any institution or organization
that exists needs rules."
Mrs. Swain appealed to parents to help
with disciplinary problems by
acknowledging when their children are
wrong and teaching them at home to do
what is right in school. Mrs. Swain said
many parents get upset when their
children are punished at school.
Mrs. Swain also announced that
parents will be provided with a calendar


A large group of parents attended the Abaco Central High School PTA meeting to plan.a
protest concerning staff shortages and non-functional toilets.

Free Cancer Tests Scheduled


The Abaco Branch of the Cancer
Society of the Bahamas will be
conducting its annual pap smear and
breast examination clinics on Saturday,
October 18th. A team of doctors from
Nassau and their assistants will offer free
examinations at the following clinics:
Marsh Harbour, Cooper's Town, Sandy
Point and Moore's Island. Clinics will


begin at 9:30 a.m.
The public is urged to avail themselves
of this opportunity. Early detection is of
the utmost importance to surviving
cancer.
If you don't use these free clinics,
get an annual examination by your
doctor!


of events for the year, that the school is
issuing a monthly newsletter and that
eleventh graders will be producing a
school newspaper starting the end of
October. Principal Swain also announced
that the school will be organizing intra-
school and inter-school quizzes; and, now
that there's a PE teacher on staff, inter-
house sports.
Parents were to elect a new PTA
executive board, but decided, at Mrs.
Swain's suggestion, to postpone doing so
until the next meeting because of
insufficient turnout. There were 24
teachers and 41 parents at the meeting.
Mrs. Swain said she would ask the vice-
president, Mr. Patrick Roberts, to fill in.
Mrs. Swain said she wanted to see a
school that is supported fully by teachers,
parents and community. "With such
participation," she said, "I anticipate an
exciting and rewarding school year."

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Page 4 TheAbaconian Octber 1997


News of the Cays


Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
Green Turtle Cay has been blessed
these past weeks with the arrival of three
healthy babies. But we are also dealing
the tragedy. First the happy news.
Maxwell and Leainer McIntosh
welcomed their second daughter, Tatia
Leainer, on August 16th. Tatia weighed
nine pounds six ounces and has a big
sister, Tyece.
Michael and Lisa Roberts welcomed
their first son on September 4th. Kenneth
Michael weighed seven pounds nine
ounces and joins big sister, Michaela.
Seven pound thirteen ounce Krista
Pauline was born on September 9th to
Randy and Sophia Curry. Krista also has
a big sister, Karen.
Congratulations to all the proud
parents, big sisters, grandparents and
relatives.
Tragedy Strikes
On August 29th Christopher Hodgkins
was killed in a construction accident
when a heavy cement slab fell and
crushed his body. Other workers escaped
injury but are dealing with the horror of
watching Chris die. Funeral services
were held on September 6th at the
Gospel Chapel. Chris is survived by his
children Robert (Robbie) and Nicole; his
father Richard; brother Richard, Jr.;
sisters Sharon Bethel, Laura Sawyer,
Ruth Sands, Peggy Hodge, Kathy Sawyer
and Melvina Daddio; and numerous other
relatives and friends.
Our community was still trying to deal
with the shock of Chris' death when we
learned that Oscar McIntosh had to be
flown to Nassau. He was in intensive
care and fought for his life for almost a
week. It was quite a shock when the
news came early Saturday night,
September -13th, that Oscar had died.
Oscar was a shy but friendly, helpful
young man. It's hard to imagine that we
will not be seeing him again.
After a gloomy, rainy Sunday that
fitted the mood of our community, we all
hoped for a brighter week. But
September 15th was not to be a happy
day. Before 8:30 a.m. our community
was stunned to learn that Jeannie Pinder
had been murdered in her own home
while her husband, Andrew, had been
beaten, bound and gagged. The gift shop,
owned by the Pinder family, had also
been broken into.
With all due respect to Chris and
Oscar, Jeannie's death brought Green


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Turtle Cay to a stand still. We all know
that accidents can and will happen. And
we realized that Oscar was a lot sicker
than we thought. But murder in our
peaceful community? What kind of
person (person is not the word I'd like to
use!) dares such an ugly, unthinkable
act? The police are investigating and
hopefully will charge someone soon. Our
community needs to know that this
"person" is behind bars for us to feel
safe again.
Jeannie's funeral was held at the
Gospel Chapel on September 19th, two
days after what would have been her
24th birthday. She is survived by her
husband Andrew, parents Walter and Ena
Sands, brothers Wayne and Ryan,
parents-in-law Percival and Sherry
Pinder, other in-laws, relatives and
friends. Even as I write this, it all seems
so unreal!
Oscar's funeral was held on September
20th at St. Peter's Anglican Church.
Twenty-four year old Oscar is survived
by his parents Earklin and Vernika
McIntosh; brothers Wesley, Kyle and
Emerson; sister Shavon; grandmother
Esther Cooper and many other relatives
and friends.
Other Less Depressing News
The Green Turtle Cay Foundation
donated an emergency medical kit to the
Green Turtle Cay government clinic.
Nurse Barbara Reckley accepted the kit
on behalf of the Ministry of Health
Public Health Department and is most
grateful for the donation. This kit makes
it possible for supplies to be readily
available in the unfortunate event that an
emergency arises. Other equipment
donated by the Foundation in the past has
proven to be most useful.
We have been fortunate in that no
hurricanes have threatened. Hopefully we
won't need hurricane force winds to
drive the dark cloud from our
community.
We said good-bye to Principal Andrew
Curry and our community welcomes
Mrs. Anne Bootle as principal of Amy
Roberts All Age School. Other staff
includes Mrs. Sara Roberts, Asst
Principal, Mrs. Alexandria Sawyer; Ms.
Lillian Darville and Mrs. Sherry
Thompson, all assistant teachers. Mrs.
Winnie Bodie is back again as school
janitress.
We all hope that over the coming
weeks our community will begin to
recover from the shock and start to heal.
I think it's fair to say that every family
in the community was affected- by the
loss of the three young people. We hope


and pray for brighter days.
Hope Town
By Dan McCully
The Hope Town Sailing Club summer
camp programme was, as usual, a great
success. For the sixth year in a row, Jim
Laughlin's team of counsellors made the
month of July an exciting one for about
thirty Hope Town children.
Every morning at 8:30 we watched the
kids arrive at the club. They were all
smiling and chatting to each other. Every
day was well planned by the counsellors
and the children looked forward to arts
and crafts, wind surfing, sailing, kick
ball, volleyball, swimming and


snorkeling.
We are very lucky to have such a
dedicated, concerned group of very
professional people. This kind of
programme would cost at least $150 per
week per child anywhere else. Most
children wouldn't be able to have the
experience at those prices. At Hope
Town Sailing Club it's free!
Where else to be but this great island?
Next year you can stop by the club in the
*morning to see the "happy campers"
getting ready for a day of fun.


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October 1997


The Abaconlan Page 5


Handbook Details Student Conduct


by Richard E. Fawkes
As if to underscore the necessity of the
document, Principal Royanne Swain of
Abaco Central High School introduced
the Ministry of Education's new Code of
Conduct to parents in a classroom where
at least a dozen louvres had been broken
out of the windows. Vandalism has been
a recurring, expensive problem at Abaco
Central. A glossary in the handbook
defines vandalism as "The wilful or
malicious destruction or defacing of
school property or the property of
others." The code designates it a Group 4
act of misconduct. Its maximum penalty
includes a ten-day suspension, transfer to
another institution, and police
notification.
Parents may be surprised to learn from
the code that not only are their children
sixteen and over subject to expulsion for
certain violations, but any secondary
school student can be expelled. And
parents may be subject to prosecution for
the repeated absence of their children
from school.
The code is explicit in describing
student misconduct and categories of
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Donated to Communities
The Abaco Christmas Bazaar
committee would like the public to know
that the proceeds from the bazaar last
Christmas were donated to the following:
Abaco Cancer Society, Marsh Harbour
Cemetery Fund, Dundas Town Cemetery
Fund and Abaco Animals Require
Kindness.
They have not released the date of the
bazaar for this coming Christmas.


consequences, including involvement of
the police in such cases as assault,
stealing and arson. And for further
clarification, a glossary explains exactly
what is meant by the various terms used,
such as indecent proposition, gambling,
loitering, and intimidation. The code has
a section on grievance procedures to
assist students who feel their rights have
been violated or they were treated
unfairly by a teacher or the
administration.
The code of conduct, which comes into
effect this school year throughout the
Bahamas, was put together by a
committee comprised of principals,
teachers, students, school board and PTA
representatives and others. The
comprehensive code, presented to
students and parents as a 32-page
handbook, states as its objectives:
+ to describe a positive school
environment;
to describe that conduct which is
disruptive of such an environment;
+ to strive to standardize those
procedures which the school will use
in responding to behavioral
problems;
to assure the rights of students when
disciplinary action is taken; and
to specify the rights and
responsibilities of students.
The code will be in force during
regular school hours and whenever the
student is in uniform, on school buses, or
at any school-sponsored event off campus
such as field trips. Students and parents
are required to sign a statement indicating
that they have read the code. By signing
they accept the rules and regulations, and


accept responsibility for obeying them.
Under a section titled General
Behaviour, the code discusses students'
respect for self; respect for others; and
respect for property. The document also
has a section describing A Good School
Environment. This includes such precepts
as encouraging feelings of security and
trust, recognizing each person as "special
with unique attributes," and "turning
unacceptable conduct into acceptable
conduct."
The code attempts to foster a
partnership of parents, students and
school personnel. This section describes

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the role of each of those constituencies in
turn, in recognition of "the need for a
cooperative relationship among student,
parent, educators and other school
personnel."
The code also spells out students'
rights that include entitlement to "receive
love, support and care from their
parents/guardians and teachers" and "be
treated with respect." Standards of
dressing and grooming as well as
behaviour of students to and from school
are spelled out. Students who drive to
school or ride bicycles will also find rules
governing those areas in the handbook.

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School News


Administrators Attend
Conference
By Candace Key
This past August 12 Abaco school
administrators and District
Superintendent, Mr. Jackson McIntosh,
attended the Ministry of Education's
Annual Administrators' Conference n
Nassau. They were brought up to date on
Ministry changes, new educational plans
to be implemented and the establishment
of the new teacher career tracking
system.
Four Principals
Honoured
By Candace Key
Abaco Principal's Association
members met for an end of the year
luncheon at Guana Seaside Village Resort
over the summer. They shared memories
of many years together and some
moments of sadness for several
colleagues who would be transferring to
other islands or continuing their


education abroad. District
Superintendent, Mr. Jackson McIntosh,
presented the four principals who are
leaving with plaques of appreciation for
their years of service to the Abaco
School District. Principals receiving
plaques were Andrew Curry, Lorraine
Lee, Rodney Smith and Felamease
Sawyer.
Hope Town School News
By Candace Key
We opened with a full school house
again. Fifty-four students now ride a
special school ferry from Hope Town to
Marsh Harbour to high school and
private schools. If the high school had
not been built for our students to
continue their education, our tiny school
would have had to re-install the galleries
that were once a part of our 105 year old
building that many years ago housed
twice as many students!
We offer our congratulations to former
Hope Town student Brooke Pearce for
being selected as Head Girl for Abaco


Central High School. Brooke, your
honours have only begun!
Congratulations to Olivia Patterson and
Crystal Malone for being selected as
prefects and to Lawrence Arnett for
being voted a Spokesman for Grade 7.
We're proud of you all!
Our students were delighted to
welcome the Charge d'affaires for the
American Embassy, Mrs. Patricia
Bridgewater as our first visitor for the
year. The students proudly showed her
through our historic school although
some of the boys enjoyed staying outside
to learn how and when ASP Mortimer
used his "stick" to keep order.
Each year Hope Town school goes all
out to win the Let's Read Bahamas
contest sponsored by the Ministry of
Education Let's Read Bahamas
Secretariat. Last year was no exception!
We had many volunteers from the
community, visitors and visiting sailors
come in to share reading time with us.


We even had a parade where we all
dressed up like books and paraded
through town carrying our bookworm
(made of empty toilet paper rolls
decorated with pictures of each book
children read.) Parents and tourists joined
us for the Bookworm Parade. When the
Ministry finished reviewing all the book
reports from schools throughout the
Bahamas, they realized they had more
reports this year than ever before. It
actually took them until September of this
year to write out certificates and figure
out which schools had read the most
books. For the third year in a row Hope
Town School won the Abaco trophy and
read and reported nearly as many books
as the bigger schools in Nassau. The
children all proudly received their
certificates for reading the required
amount of books for the contest and are
eagerly anticipating this year's contest.
PLEASESEE School Page 35


Mrs. Delores Ingraham. the Prime Minister's wife, treated Abaco school principals and
teachers to a luncheon at a recent teachers' workshop held in Nassau.


Abaco Principals Association gave tribute to four principals who are leaving Abaco due
to transfers or furthering their education. The ceremony was held at Guana Seaside Resort.


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Poached Snapper Fillet
served with potato cakes In a tomato curry broth
Key Lime Pie
Tuesday Grilled Vegetable Timbale
Conch Chowder
Gratinated Chicken Breast
with plum tomatoes and feta cheese
Coconut Cake with Chocolate Rum Sauce
Wednesday Spicy Grilled Tuna Salad
Cream of Pumpkin with Shrimp
Charcoal Grilled Sirloin Steak
served with bean custard, bouqetiere of vegetables in a roasted
shallot sauce
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Curried Plantain Soup
Honey Roasted Glazed Rack of Lamb
served with roasted potatoes in a Merlot sauce
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October 1997 The Abaconlan Page 7


Central Abaco

Books Released from of Education from Miami and were businesses in town are supplying to have special programs for children and
intended to help create a new library in materials at cost. Two air conditioning subscribe to magazines which will have
Customs Marsh Harbour. units were purchased used at low cost. broad appeal.
By Stephanie Humblestone Custom's Officer Sheila McDonald Mrs. Key is recruiting all the help she The contents of the old library, now in
On September 19th two hundred boxes officially passed them over to an can and is seeking donations for the storage in Abaco Spaces, will be added
containing several thousand books were exuberant Yvonne Key, who is chairman purchase of carpeting, paint, lumber, a to the stock from the States so there
finally released from the Custom's of the Library Committee. The books computer, tables and chairs to create an should be a large and interesting cross-
warehouse in Marsh Harbour. They were were largely educational, although there attractive setting for an all purpose section of material.
sent a couple of years ago to the Ministry were some obscure titles such as A Word library. Mrs. Key will want donations of It is a big venture for Mrs. Key and
to Wives. There were books when the basic work is completed. her helpers but a most rewarding one.
no dictionaries. Many The library has been approved by the Faced with the daunting task, Mrs. Key
were second hand and District Superintendent of Education, Mr. calmly said, "I will just take one step at
many more sadly Jackson McIntosh. It will be staffed by a time."
*& --. Damaged by time, volunteers, many of whom will be PLEASESEE Central Page 34
neglect and storage. teachers who will help .categorize the
Marsh Harbour has books. Community people will be asked
been without a library
for the past fifteen
years. The new
facility will be located i
in two rooms of Dr. -
Gottlieb's old clinic I I .... s
on Don MacKay
Boulevard, which- .t;v I-
Mrs. Key is in the
process of cleaning -."
and fixing up.
A donation by the
veterinarian clinic ....
using part of the -,
clinic is allowing ." .
Mrs. Key to buy the
necessary supplies and
volunteers will do the
w work. Abaco
Hardware has donated
all the necessary
Abaco's Head Customs Officer, Sheila McDonald, and Marsh florescent lights and
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Tourism Hosts Ecotourism Workshop


By Stephanie Humblestone
A four-day workshop entitled
Ecotourism Planning and Product
Development was held at the Abaco
Beach Hotel from September 15th to
18th. This was one of seven sponsored
by the Ministry of Tourism in Nassau
and the Commonwealth Secretariat in
London to be held throughout the
Bahamas. Its focus was green product
development and marketing.
The workshop was coordinated by
Earlston McPhee, Manager of
Marketing, Planning and Research in the
Ministry of Tourism, and James
McGregor, President of Ecoplan in
Vancouver and a veteran in the area of
ecotourism.
In recent times ecotourism has become
a catchword whose meaning for some
may be a little hazy. Mr. McGregor
defined it as a type of tourism which
"operated on substantial tourism
principles and green management
practices." Both Mr. McGregor and Mr.
Community Animal
Clinic
By Tara Hingle, 10th Grade
Forest Heights Academy
Situated in Marsh Harbour, the
Community Animal Clinic is one of a
kind, where their motto is Abaco Animals
Require Kindness. This motto was shown
with full enthusiasm as I entered the
waiting room.
Dr. Grant who greeted me, came to
the Bahamas five years ago, following
the dream of becoming an animal
practitioner. After graduating from the
University of Alabama, he practiced in
Freeport and now comes once a week to
Marsh Harbour. He is hopeful that soon
the one day a week will be extended to
two or three days.
The clinic is owned by Perry and
Carol Grant who are residents of
Freeport and journey once or twice a
week to Marsh Harbour. Opening the
clinic three years ago, Carol explained
that the community in Marsh Harbour
was in need of animal care and a clinic.
Surgical cases are still referred to
Freeport but routine cases can be handled
in Marsh Harbour.
The clinic handles a variety of dogs,
cats, birds, fish and even a sea turtle
who could not submerge. This was by far
their most interesting case. Unlike a
medical doctor, his profession does not
allow him to refer patients to a specialist.
He has studied everything from intricate
surgery to dentistry.

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environmentally friendly product.
The workshop was specifically
designed to meet the needs of small
islands. Eleven participants from Abaco,
coming from various sectors of the
community, learnt the theories of
ecotourism planning. They were then
given an opportunity to put these into
practice when they were divided into two
groups. One designed a land and sea
park and the other a botanical garden.
Hole-in-the-Wall was chosen as an
example of environmental beauty and
potential.
On the third day the group went on a
field trip to Hole-in-the-Wall and lunched
at Netti Symonette's eco-lodge Different
of Abaco. The last day of the workshop
was dedicated to critiquing the plans
developed by the group. In the evening
awards were presented at a pool-side
cocktail party at the Abaco Beach Hotel.


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ASK THE ATTORNEY .. Matrimonial & Divorce Law


PART 11


Getting a Divorce
By Rhonda Hull
This is part II of a series of articles on
Matrimonial and Divorce Law in The
Bahamas. In the last issue of The
Abaconian we discussed some of the
aspects of separating from one's spouse
and what a separation agreement is.
Now we will look at how to go about
enLting a divorce in The Bahamas. The
first step to consider is whether you can
get a divorce. There are only five
grounds on which you can get a divorce
in The Bahamas. The person applying for
the divorce must show that:
1)The other spouse committed adultery;
or
2)The other spouse treated him/her with
cruelty; or
3)The other spouse deserted him/her for
a continuous period of at least two years
immediately preceding the filing of the
Petition; or
4)He/she has lived separately and apart
from the other spouse for at least five
years; or
5)The other spouse has had a homosexual
relationship or committed an act of either
sodomy of bestiality.
Provided that a wife may also apply
for a divorce on the ground that her
husband has since the celebration of the
marriage been guilty of rape. These are
the only grounds on which you can apply
for a divorce in The Bahamas.
You will want to keep in mind that
adultery does not necessarily mean "sex."
Adultery can mean any voluntary act of
an "intimate sexual nature" between one
party to a marriage with another party of
the opposite sex (other than the spouse)
and which act is inconsistent with the
,Llual fidelity that is presumed to exist
between panics to a marriage. Indeed,
adultery is defined to minIude "any
conduct" between a party to a marriage
and another person "whereby a strong
presumption arises that a sexual act
occurred between them." You do not
have to prove that your spouse
committed adultery. You just have to
convince the court that it is more likely,
given the circumstances you describe,
that your spouse committed adultery.
If the husband applies to the court for
a divorce on the ground that his wife
committed adultery, then the husband
must name the man with whom his wife
is alleged to have committed adultery
unless the court excuses him on special
grounds from doing so. However, if the
wife alleges that her husband was the one


who committed adultery, then it is not
required that her husband's partner be
named.
The court can dismiss a petition for
divorce if:
(a)it is not satisfied on the evidence that
the case for the Petitioner has been
proved; or
(b)it finds that the petition is presented in
collusion with the Respondent; or
(c)it finds that the Petitioner has himself
or herself also been guilty of adultery; or
(d)in its opinion
(i)the Petitioner has been guilty of
unreasonable delay in presenting the
petition; or
(ii)the Petitioner has been guilty of
cruelty towards the other party; or
(iii)where the ground of the petition is
adultery, the Petitioner has in some way
been accessory to or connived at or
condoned the adultery;
(iv)where the ground of the petition is
cruelty, the Petitioner has in some way
condoned the cruelty;
(v)where the ground of the petition is
adultery or cruelty, the Petitioner has
been guilty of having without reasonable
excuse either deserted or wilfully
separated him or herself from the other
party before the adultery or cruelty; or
(vi)where the ground of the petition is
adultery or desertion, the Petitioner has
been guilty of such willful neglect or
misconduct as has conduced to the
adultery or desertion.
If you want to apply for a divorce on
the ground of desertion, you will note
that it is only the spouse who has been
deserted who can apply on this ground.


You cannot walk out of the house and
two years later apply for a divorce on the
ground of desertion. If you walk out of
the house, either your spouse must
divorce you or you must have been
forced (either physically or
psychologically) to leave. The Courts
consider desertion to include behaviour
without justification whereby it can
reasonably be concluded that the party
intended through such behaviour to bring
the matrimonial consortium to an end.
The cost of obtaining a divorce in
terms of legal fees range from $1,000 to
$5,000 for the Petitioning spouse, some
of which may be recovered from the


other spouse. In an uncontested case it
takes approximately three months for a
final decision to be given. It would take
more time in a contested case and, of
course, costs could well exceed those
estimates above.
In the next article in this series we will
discuss how to divide up the property and
determine support and maintenance
payments when a marriage comes to an
end. Please note that this series of
articles is not intended to be a complete
and technical exposition of the law
relating to Divorce and Matrimonial
Affairs but rather a general outline of
some of the situations which one
encounters in this area of law.


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. We Must Learn from Our Past Community Elders


Another of our Abaco leaders, Garnett
Archer, has passed away. In the last
three to four years we have lost several.
Peter Campbell, Ejnar Gottlieb, Perry
Cooke, Gordon Hudson and others. It
still seems strange that we do not see
them around the island. We have lost a
great deal.


What made these men the people who
we looked up to, the men who quietly
worked to make Abaco a better place,
the men who had vision and the stamina
to stay with that vision to bring it about.
They were all different but in some
respects they shared common
characteristics. What set these men apart?
What was it that caused us to respect and
honour them?
There are many words that we can
use: loyal, dedicated, dependable,
reliable, responsible, faithful, true,
accountable, trustworthy. Those are very
high ambitions. But when we consider
the lives of those men, we see that they
portrayed these lofty ideals. They worked
hard to help Abaco. And sometimes that
was not easy, nor was it always popular.
They sometimes had to buck the current
but they persisted. Each in his own way
did change our lives, bringing about a
better life for us and our children. They
made sacrifices in their own lives so that
the good of the community would


Letters to the Editor

A Plea to BEC fired and replaced.
The Editor: The phrase "Who cares, we're only on
government time anyway" is not amusing
Can someone out there tell me to a mother trying to get young children
What's wrong with BEC? ready for school without water or cooking
Do they know what they're doing ability.
With our electricity? HOT
They cut us off at any time -
Morning, noon or night. A Letter to Jeannie
It's bad enough at day time Pinder from a Little
But in darkness we need light. Pinde rom a Ld e
Boy She Loved and
If we don't pay our bills on time, Cared for
They'll be knocking at our door Cared for
To disconnect our meters, Dear Jeannie,
Some of us know for sure. Mummy says we're not going to
your house anymore because you're
So when you get your bill, my friends, not there. She says you are now
You'd better be real quick living in heaven with Jesus. I miss
And hurry down to BEC you!
Or use the candle stick. you!
Or use the candle stick. You won't ever hear me say your
Jim Hall name or "I love you. You won't see
Complaints Against BEC my first haircut or my new winter
Dear Editor, clothes. I am so sad.
BEC in Marsh Harbour is a joke. Four I know Romeo the cat is lonely
times this morning between 3:30 and 7 without us and I bet he gets on the
table because we're not there to say
a.m. the power went off and came on ", a
again, again damaging all the equipment no.
and freezers in the house. I am happy that you looked after
me and that I hugged you tight-tight
BEC continues to receive new money
BEC continues to receive new money every day. Please ask Jesus to let you
and more equipment, and yet our look after a little boy in heaven. You
freezers, computers, answering machines, can call him "Wild Billy, Bumpy
televisions and fax machines continue to a c, h I i b
be wrecked because of their gross you see I'm almost a big boy now-
inefficiency. and that little boy needs you.
We have been without power EVERY Good-bye, Jeannie! I will always
DAY this summer, while these guys love you.
continue to stand next to their trucks, Colby
four or five of them laughing, talking, Green Turtle Cay
and joking, while one guy is up the pole.
Whoever is at the helm needs to be


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prevail. How many hundreds of nights
did Dr. Gottlieb tend to our sick or Capt.
Garnett brave the rough seas to bring our
freight on time or Perry Cooke left his
business and family to make special trips
to Nassau on behalf of one of us.
We need to honour these and others
who have gone on before us and
appreciate their values and their
sacrifices. But more than that, we need
to incorporate some of their ideals into
our lives. We need to live, not just for
ourselves but for our community, the
greater community of Abaco. We all
seem too busy to give something back to
our towns.
We see members of local government
boards and committees who are not fully
committed. We see a lack of interest by
the general public in community
activities.
One recent example is the lack of
enthusiasm for the upcoming Work Boat
Regatta. Maybe it's not our thing, but
some of us could lend support. By next
year we can decide together if that is
what we want our island to participate in.
PTA meetings are sparsely attended. A
recent Abaco Central High School fund
raising was organized and carried out
almost entirely by the teaching staff.
Where were the parents?
We were quite pleased to see a very
large number of parents at a PTA
meeting at Abaco Central High School to
plan a protest because of conditions at
the school and the lack of sufficient staff.
However, where were all the parents at
the regular PTA meeting held shortly
afterwards? So few parents showed up
that they postponed the election of
officers. Are we really concerned about


Business Briefs


Marsh Harbour Marina and the Jib
Room have been sold to three couples
from Clearwater, Florida: Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Leffler, Mrs. and Mrs. Rodney
Finke and Mr. and Mrs. Dave VanLent.
The Lefflers and their son, Stephen, will
manage the business. They have all been
coming to the Bahamas for many years
and enjoy the many activities this area
offers. They will be making some
exciting changes and invite the public to
stop by.
Lou and Marge VanParys, the
previous owners, will still be on Abaco
part of the year. They want to thank the
people of Abaco for their friendliness,
hospitality and patronage.
Buds and Blooms is a new florist
shop located in Memorial Plaza in Marsh
Harbour. It will feature fresh and silk
flowers as well as home decorations and
distinctive gift items. Designed to be an
old-fashioned flower shop, it has the feel
of a by-gone era. The shop is owned and


the education of our children?
At church functions how many times
are there activities planned and much
work put into the functions only to have
a handful show up.
Have you been attending the Town
Meetings in your community, organized
to keep you appraised of what your
elected local government officials ai
doing and asking for your input for the
future plans? If you did attend, how
many were present? Six or eight?
Shame on us for not getting involved.
This is our community where we live,
where our children are going to live. We
pay lip service to wanting a nice place
for our children but are we helping to
bring that about?
We need to make commitments and
follow up on a consistent regular basis.
We are not going to improve our
communities through once-a-year
involvement or by getting angry and
walking away .'Real commitment requires
diligence and perseverance. It requires
patience to work with our fellow man. It
requires long-term involvement.
We need to seriously examine the
character traits of some of our past
leaders, then look within ourselves to see
how we measure up. Maybe we are not
in prominent positions in town but that
does not mean that we cannot emulate
them in our own lives. We can give of
ourselves; and when we do, we will find
that we benefit ourselves. We will have
a richer, fuller life.
We can make a difference, we can live
in such a manner that our community
will be a better place. Accept the
challenge and see what you can do to
make a difference.


managed by Maureen Keopp and will be
opening October 10th. The shop will be
opened Mondays through Fridays 9 to 4
and Saturdays 9 to- 12. They can be
contacted by phone 367-BUDS (2837).
Building Inspector
Named
Paul Curry has been retained as a
Building Inspector for the Central
District of Abaco. Mr. Curry will be
leaving soon for training in Nassau.
Mr. Curry from Murphy Town is the
son of Erskin Curry and has had several
years training in drafting two years
with an architect in Freeport, three years
with Ryan Archer in Marsh Harbour and
a correspondence course from the United
States.
His duties will be to inspect building
sites before construction can begin, to
monitor building and to issue occupancy
certificates. Indiscriminate building will
end and he will be able to deny an owner
an occupancy certificate if he feels
construction was not satisfactory.


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South Abaco


Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
From Winding Bay south to Crossing
Rocks a variety of dead fish have washed
up on the shores, leaving residents
baffled as to the cause. According to eye-
witnesses there was nothing visible on
the carcasses to indicate why so many
diulereni species of fish died. Samples
have been sent away to be tested. United
States news services report similar
incidents all along the East Coast from
Florida to North Carolina and they are
saying it is an organism in the sea water
and that further tests are needed to
determine its cause. Whether the problem
affects only certain types of fish or
whether only a limited amount of fish
came into contact with the cause is not
yet known. One thing is for sure, the
sooner our questions are answered, the
sooner we will all feel better about eating
fish again.
Bahamas Electricity Corporation is
installing poles and lights around the
perimeter of the softball field. We can all
look forward soon to seeing some night
time games. All we need now are some
bleachers and a hot dog vendor.
Have you seen the brand new
"thatched hut" near the Bay area?
Kenneth has promised to see that a new
roof is put on the "hut" by the Long


Dock. Both of these rest areas are often
used by residents and visitors alike, so it
is good to see that they are being
maintained.
The Cherokee Methodist Church has
nine new members and a new
Congregational Board. The outgoing
chairman, Patrick Bethel, and treasurer,
Kathleen Pinder, were both presented
with gifts of appreciation for their many
years of dedicated service to the church.
No one is quite sure just how long Miss
Kathleen has been treasurer; but when
asked, she simple said, "A long, long
time."
The annual Methodist fund raiser and
auction did extremely well with one
special potato johnnycake going for
$126. The highest bid of the day was
$200 for a small collection of old English
coins. There were many homemade
jellies and jams, pies, cakes, candies,
conch fritters, and lot of homemade ice
cream as well as many fresh fruits and
vegetables including some very strange
looking avocado pears which were sent
from Lyford Cay. When the final tally
was reckoned, the goal had been reached
and they will be able to replace the old
windows in the church with new ones.
The Rev. Laveme Lockhart of Wesley
Church, Grant's Town, Nassau, gave an
inspirational and uplifting sermon to the
Sunday morning Missionary Meeting. Of
course, the traditional missionary boat,
the JOHN WESLEY made its annual
appearance with a full complement, plus
two additional crew members to fill the
imaginary jobs of assistant bottle-washer
and assistant roach-killer, which brought
more than a few smiles from the
congregation. Rev. Carla Culmer
expressed her thanks and appreciation to
all who participated in this time of
coming together and worship.
Locally we know them as "August
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to as "Rain Lilies." But according to an
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Our Medical Clinics Are Visited


by Stephanie Humblestone
With the last issue of The Abaconian
we interviewed Dr. Elaine Lundy. The
next medical clinic we are visiting in our
tour through Abaco is situated in Lowes
Shopping Centre and is served by Dr.
Frank Boyce. From the outside it appears
to be deceptively low-key until you enter
and discover what he describes as a
"maize"of rooms.
A doctor of enormous expertise, Dr.
Boyce is British by birth and lives in
Marsh Harbour with his wife Cha and
their two children. He received his
medical training at the Medical College
of Richmond, Virginia. Like Dr Lundy
his discipline was family practice and is
also certified by the American Board of
Family Practice.
He first came to the Bahamas in 1975,
and as a fourth year student he came to
Abaco to work for Dr. Gottlieb. This
gave him invaluable experience and
helped to familiarise him with the
community. Seeing then the need for a
family practitioner, he set up his own
clinic which has over the years become






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Mr. Daniel Wiltfang, Director of
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persons are misrepresenting themselves
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not part of the organization. Trauma
wants the public to realize this so any
support given to Trauma will really reach
that group.
Anyone interested in contributing or in
providing assistance is asked to contact
Trauma One directly. Twelve individuals
are in active training or already have
certificates. Call 242-367-4082 or 367-
2911 for further information.


very comprehensive. "We can provide
anything here that you can get
elsewhere," said Dr. Boyce as he led me
through his "maize" of rooms. There is a
large waiting area, computer room, four
examining rooms, an x-ray room,
processing room, a blood work
laboratory, an emergency pharmacy and
an emergency room. Blood work is done
quickly in his office and results, which
can be notoriously protracted, are
received on his computer from a major
American laboratory the day after the
sample is taken. He also does pro-time
studies which measure the clotting time
for patients who take blood thinners,
invaluable information needed for the
care of heart patients.
Last year he opened the emergency
facility which is a minor surgical suite.
It is fully equipped to deal with any
emergency procedures which could be
done in a small emergency room.
Amongst its equipment are a defibrillator,
nebulizer and an up-to-date pulse
oximeter. This is a portable device which
measures the level of oxygen in the blood
and helps the doctor determine the
severity of the illness and if the-patient is
in distress. Most important of all it assists
in the decision to fly the patient out of
the Bahamas for life-saving attention. As
with Dr. Lundy, this generally rests upon
the condition of the patient, personal
choice and the weather, although he
hastened to add that the last factor is the
least important. Although he liaises with
ambulance services in Florida, with
whom he has a good rapport, his first
choice is the local companies. He cannot
praise enough the services of the small
charter services: Abaco Air, Cherokee
Air and Zig Zag Airways, which perform
such a wonderful job under sometimes
difficult conditions. When these
companies are unable to assist, he calls
upon two individual pilots who have been
indispensable on occasions: Jean
Weatherford and Richard Roberts. An
American air service, Lifeflight Service
with whom he works, provides a special
pediatric intensive care service and is
linked to the Children's Hospital in
Miami.
Dr. Boyce has a staff of four, one
RN, a medical assistant who also acts as
an office manager, and two receptionists.
He works, like Dr. Lundy, five days a
week, with alternating Saturdays. In the
evenings he spends a minimum of two


hours at home on the computer doing
referral letters and keeping up-to-date
with medical programmes on the Internet.
Dr. Boyce is a natural enthusiast. He is
eager to pass on his knowledge and
encourages young students from abroad.
Although, in his words it "requires a lot
of extra time," he finds it stimulating.
They come to his office for anywhere
between one and six weeks on a purely
voluntary basis. Earlier this year he had
two visiting medical students from the
University of California, Nathaniel Home
and Andrea Rudaminer.
He recently won a television in a St
Francis School raffle and will put it to
good use by installing a video library in


his clinic, where he envisions teaching
patients about mammography, breast
feeding and other aspects of medical
education.
Both Dr. Elaine Lundy and Dr. Frank
Boyce are progressive thinkers. Their
relative isolation from urban life seems to
have galvanized them into learning more
rather than stunting their medical
knowledge. I was impressed with them
both. In a time when medicine seems to
be moving away from the priestly
vocation it once was and into the realms
of big business and "big bucks," they
have both retained that "hands on" quality
and that traditional "kind, bedside
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By Dr. Hyatali Ameeral
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Veterinary Centre
Opens in Abaco
By Cheryl Lawrence
On September 29th the Caribbean
Veterinary Health and Healing Centre
(CVHHC) officially opened its doors to
the Abaco public in the facilities
formerly occupied by Dr. Gottlieb on
Don MacKay Boulevard. For some
months previous, services have been
offered on an out patient basis to several
Abaco communities.
The goals of the CVHHC are rational
and very specific. They are firstly to
provide every single community in our
country access to good quality affordable
veterinary health care. Secondly, to be
relevant and responsive to the
communities' needs.
As a Bahamian and having lived or
worked on at least eight Bahamian
islands, Dr. Owen Hanna brings to the
practice a unique insight into the psyche
of the islands and their people. He
believes that the solution to the animal-
related problems in our country goes
beyond importing science and
technology, beyond programs and
policies. The first step in finding
effective solutions is to attain an
understanding of why these problems
exist in the first place. This approach and
the commitment to using it is what makes
Dr. Hanna and the Caribbean Veterinary
Health and Healing Centre unique.
The office hours are Mondays and
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 12 Noon and 2:30 to
5:30 p.m. To accommodate those who
find day time hours inconvenient and
who prefer a more informal setting
Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. are
available.


major worldwide geographical variations
in incidence. Here in The Bahamas in
women aged 40-50 years it is very
prevalent. The incidence of breast cancer
increases with age. It is very rare below
30 years but rises rapidly to menopause
and subsequently the rate of increase
slows down after 80 years of age. It is a
major problem in the highly developed
industrialized nations but not a major
problem in the third world developing
nations. This suggests environmental
rather than genetic factors as a cause.
There is also a strong link with high
dietary fat intake.
The disease is linked to the number of
years any woman has menstruated. Late
onset of periods, early and frequent
pregnancies and early menopause or
change of life all appear to protect
against the risk of breast cancer.
To date there is no evidence of a
major increase in risk with the use of


oral contraceptive pills although there
may be possible adverse effects if the
pills are started before 20 years of age.
Also the risk of cancer of the breast is
possible with hormone replacement
therapy although a very low percentage.
But the overall benefits of reducing
osteoporosis (weak bones) and heart
diseases make hormone replacement still
a popular treatment for post menopausal
women.
Screening by a special x-ray called
mammography is advocated for women
over 50 years, but breast self
examination is recommended for all
women.
Diagnosis: Breast cancer is diagnosed by
1. Expert clinical examination.
2. Fine needle aspiration
3. Mammography
4. Ultra sonography
5. Excisional biopsy
The commonest symptom is a lump in
the breast. For a minority of patients this


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or a bloody discharge from the nipple.
Treatment: The treatments for breast
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Surgical procedures include
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uncommon but has a worse prognosis
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history of drug abuse and alcohol
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Sports


Abaco Basketball
Association
Elections
By Kurt "Juice" Reckley
The Abaco Basketball Association held
election of officers on the 5th of October
at the Treasure Cay Primary School.
Elected President was Don Cornish, a
basketball member of the Roaring 30s
who also played on numerous other
teams in the ABA.
Elected Vice President was former
president Saint Anthony Nixon who
moves down a niche as Vice President
His motto is, 'He works better from the
back.'
Elected Treasurer was Ismael Stretch
Morley who also is a former president of
the ABA.
Elected Secretary was Stanley White,
who now moves up to the executive
level. We all know Stanley who served
as the administrator of all matters related
to the Kalik Royals during their
championship reign in the ABA and B.


B. Federation Championships.
Elected Public Relations Officer was
K. Juice Reckley who has served as
treasurer under three presidents for the
past three terms.
Executive Meeting
By Kurt "Juice" Reckley
Only two days after being elected, the
newly crowned executives, in an effort to
get the season started as soon as possible,
met for the first time October 7th. Plans
are already under way: A basketball
Jamboree has been set for October 24th
to 26th. The opening night of the
Jamboree will be held at the Murphy
Town Park on Friday the 24th. Then on
Saturday the 25th at the Don Corbett
Park, Treasure Cay. The Championship
game on the 26th will be at the Sandy
Point park.
A general meeting has been set for
October 14th at the Abaco Central High
School at 7:30 p.m. All teams who are to
participate in the upcoming season are
asked to send representation and all


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By Stephanie Humblestone
Residents of Hope Town are becoming
increasingly hot and bothered with BEC's
constant and seemingly arbitrary power
outages.
There are days when much of the cay
is without electricity. This is apparently
due to electrical problems connected with
"the installation of new generators in
Marsh Harbour." According to a BEC


spokesperson in Marsh Harbour, they are
"load shedding" which is affecting all the
cays. However, residents of Hope Town
feel they have been selected to bear the
greatest brunt of the exercise.
With silent air conditioners, fans and
long summer days, it is not surprising
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attend. The opening date for the season
has been set for October 31st.
Abaco Softball
Association
The Road to the Championship -
1997
By Kurt "Juice" Reckley
Playoffs: First round match-up
#1 Marsh Harbour Sharks vs #4 Home
Furniture Marlins Marsh Harbour


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Advance to Championship
Murray's Generals vs Walter McIntosh
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Championship match up best of seven
Walter McIntosh Construction vs Marsh
Harbour Sharks
The best series in three years -
McIntosh won game 1, Sharks won game
2, McIntosh game 3 and Sharks game 4.
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games 5 and 6 defeating the Marsh
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named Most Valuable Player, hitting six
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Two Safe After Two Days in Marles


By Stephanie Humblestone
When Jenny Whitlock and Michael
Barry left for an hour's fishing trip, they
little realized that they would not return


for two days. On Saturday the 20th of
September about 2 p.m. they drove to the
dock on the south side of Marsh
Harbour, left their truck and set off to
fish in a region commonly known as The


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A new freight service now flies into Marsh Harbour. Shown above is the deHavilan
Caribou, also known as a Dash 4, on its first trip to Abaco on September 16th operate
by Vintage Props and Jets, Inc. The flights will originate in Fort Lauderdale and will b
on a demand schedule. According to Mr. Tom Crevasse, owner of the freight service, th
plane can carry 7500 pounds. The plane has a large cargo door in the stern of th
aircraft, allowing easy loading and unloading. For further information contact Chery
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Bight past Bluff Point.
On their return they missed one crucial
jog and ended up facing one long barrier
after another. They finally realized that
they had lost their bearings in a maize of
islands in the back of Abaco. While
searching for the channel, they ran out of
gas and their GPS ceased to function.
They were literally stranded.
It was not until Monday morning that
anyone realized they were really missing.
Having located their truck, a rescue team
set out to comb the nearby fishing areas.
Chris Thompson piloted his plane,
accompanied by Clay and Lisa Wilhoyte,
all of Hope Town and Frederik Gottlieb
of Marsh Harbour (for whom Jenny
works). A couple of hours of intensive
searching revealed no sign of them. After
refueling the search party bent back up
searching all the way north to Crown
Haven and far south.
By 3 p.m. they went up with two
planes and additional rescue members,
Steve and Percy Albury and Abaco Air
pilot Patrick Sieders. The Alburys have
d an excellent knowledge of the marles as
?d they use air boats in that area.
5e They all flew for two more hours. Just
e as BASRA and the US Coast Guard were
te being notified and a helicopter arranged
yl for, Lisa spotted something in the water
which turned out to be the missing boat.
Steve Albury then rescued them in his air
boat.


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Jenny and Michael had tried to paddle
the boat but finally had to give up and tie
up in the shade. When they saw the plane
circling, they put a life jacket on an oar
inside the boat to try to attract attention.
They were both tire, shaken and
sunburnt. Their hands were raw from
rowing and they were badly bitten by
mosquitoes. They had been without food
but had manage to drink a little
rainwater.
For the couple it was a harrowing
experience but thanks to the persistent
efforts of "the rescue team who did not
give up, the story had a happy ending.
"It was exhausting and emotional but we
are so pleased they are home," said Lisa.


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Church Service Honours Scouts


The Boy Scouts of Abaco met jointly
for the first time this school year on
September 21st for a church service
followed by the induction of new Scouts.
About sixty scouts with their leaders
from four troops assembled, sporting
colourful uniforms and proudly
displaying badges they have earned. The
troops worshipped at St. John the Baptist
Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour with
Father Hugh Chapman leading the
service. In his sermon directed to the
scouts, he urged them to be the best they
can be and to be an example to others.
The troops which took part were the
Third Abaco Scout Troop of Green
Turtle Cay with Troop Leader Joel
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Chef Dietmar Uiberreiter is the new
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Marina. Chef Uiberreiter, who is
originally from Austria, has come to
Abaco from the Lyford Cay Club in
Nassau. European trained, his job is to
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Reckley, the First Abaco Scout Troop of
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Major, the First Abaco Cub Pack from
the Marsh Harbour area with their leader
Gavin Bethel and the Sixth Abaco Scout
Troop from Abaco Central High School
with leaders Denise Simmons and Patrice
Miller. This troop has both girls and
boys.
Mr. Huel Moss is the Assistant
District Commissioner for Scouting on
Abaco and was pleased with the large
turnout and is encouraged about the
future of scouting on Abaco. He expects
there will be a troop representing South
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New Airport Plans Shown at Meeting


By Stephanie Humblestone
On September 25th a meeting was held
in the Magistrate's Court House in
Marsh Harbour to discuss plans for a
new international airport terminal in
Marsh Harbour.
Minister Pierre Dupuch, Minister of
Consumer Affairs, was present in his
capacity as Minister of Civil Aviation.
Accompanying him from Nassau were
the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Willamae
Salkey, and two architectural consultants,
Mr. Reginald Armbrister and Mr. Amos
Ferguson. Administrator Everette Hart,
Chief Councillor Mike Malone, Council
Secretary Don Cornish and other
prominent members of the community
attended along with airline
representatives, airport workers and a
scattering of the public.
Administrator Hart opened the meeting
with the encouraging words, "This is a
good thing for Marsh Harbour and this is
for real." Mike Malone reminded those
present that we have "the finest shores in
the Bahamas" and hence a future promise
of a booming tourist industry, adding that
in the past seven months 42,000 visitors
have passed through the Marsh Harbour
airport.
Four blueprints of the proposed
terminal were tacked on the wall. They
show an elongated building with one two-
storey part. Minister Dupuch reassured
those present that these plans were not
"cast in concrete." He stressed that the
seal of approval would come from Abaco
and not Nassau. He then invited Mr.
Armbrister to "walk the audience
through" arrival at the terminal to
actually boarding the plane.
Bird Watching
Course to Be Held
The Ministry of Tourism in
cooperation with the Bahamas National
Trust will offer a bird watching field trip
on Abaco on October 17th to 19th. This
course is designed for people from all
over the Bahamas and will follow a
training program to be held in Nassau.
Abaco people will be welcome to join
them for this part of the seminar
Bird watching is viewed as one of the
more upscale eco-tourism activities and
the course is offered with the hope that
interested people will take advantage of
becoming accredited bird watching tour
guides. Lecturers from Nassau will
accompany the participants in the field.
For more information contact Kendy
Anderson at the Ministry of Tourism
office in Marsh Harbour, phone 367-
3067.
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everyone, in light of the fact that it had
to be shared with airport staff and
visitors.
Mr. Armbrister agreed to go back to
the drawing board to remedy some of
these problems. He felt that "dollars and
cents" were responsible for some of the
omissions, namely the observation lounge
and the scanner. "We have already
increased the budget from the original
figure of $750,000 to $3 million," he
pointed out.


The question then on everyone's lips
was when. Minister Dupuch replied with
"as soon as possible." This did not
appear to satisfy the gathering. Finally.
after a question "Do you mean tomorrow
or five years?" he replied, tongue in
cheek, "Tomorrow!"
This seemed to relieve the tension. A
plea was made by airport staff for at
least an upgrading of the existing airport


Mr. Armbrister explained that the new
terminal would be located to the west of
the already existing airport, which would
be renovated and used solely for
domestic flights and be a totally separate
entity.
The new building would be 25,000
square feet in area and cost
approximately $3 million. The jet strip
runway, which would accommodate huge
jets such as 767s, and the control tower
would cost between $15 to $20 million.
The terminal itself would have all the
expected amenities of any international
airport and meet security regulations
stipulated by the FAA.
When Mr. Armbrister finished his
"walk through," the audience was invited
to comment and ask questions. There
were a lot of puzzled faces and diverse
reactions. One of the prime concerns was
that there was no provision for an
observation lounge. Minister Dupuch
himself was not comfortable with this.
"Parents like to see children off." There
was a corridor where travelers and non-
travelers parted company, a corridor
which would be a very congested one.
No scanner for checked-in luggage was
factored in.
Mr. Armbrister stared a little blankly
at the question of emergency exits. Civil
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check-in arrangements and the issue of
freight storage was discussed. The twenty
seat restaurant seemed a little small to


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High School Students Get Summer Experience


By Stephanie Humblestone
As the school doors closed for the
summer recess, many students from
Abaco and indeed all over the world
prepared themselves for a venture into
what we call "the real world." Not that
school days are in any way imaginary,
but they do have a dream-like quality


about them when they are long over. By
contrast, those weeks in the workplace
may seem very much grounded in reality
for students returning to school this fall.
Over this past summer the community
was full of young people working in both
the private and public sectors. With
Abaco a thriving tourist destination there
was no shortage of jobs for willing
students to work in the hospitality sector.
Others were given assistance by the
government to work in the
Administrator's Office, Road Traffic, the
District Council and BEC.
Ethel Wilson, Chief Clerk at the
Administrator's Office, was impressed
with the four Abaco Central High School
students, Anthony Adderley, Crystal
Cornish, Chevan Hart and Alexis Gay,
who worked with her. "They brought all
our book work up-to-date. It was a
wonderful experience for them and a big
help to us," she said.
Road Traffic received some timely
help from Anthony Adderley, Chevan


Hart, Crystal Cornish, Opal Dawkins,
Alexis Gay and Chevain Dean in setting
up their new filing by birth month system
which came into effect last year. They
were also responsible for processing
vouchers and receipts. Chief Clerk
Christine Dean was impressed with the
students. "They were all willing and
good workers," she said.
At the District Council Office Alexis
Gay, Chevan Hart and Opal Dawkins
learnt the rudiments of office
management by carrying out such duties
as typing, filing, answering the phone
and faxing. Mary Ann Smith, Senior
Clerk, said, "They were always eager to
help and did very well."
Latrisha Burrows and Carol Basden
worked at BEC posting payments by
computer, filing, duplicating bills and
handling customer enquiries.
Other areas of the community received
invaluable help. Mrs. Greta Culmer hired
students to assist in the clean-up
campaign of Abaco in which they


weeded, painted and picked up refuse.
Godfrey Ferguson hired high school boys
to help in building walls at Central
Abaco Primary School and Abaco
Central High School
Some students like Latisha Bowleg
worked the entire summer and
established such a good rapport with their
employers that they continue to work
Saturday during the school term. Latisha
worked at Nixs and Naxs in Marsh
Harbour washing hair, giving treatments,
answering the telephone and other sundry
duties. Owner Vernique Rolle spoke
highly of Latisha. "She was helpful, not
afraid to learn and very responsible."
Instilling the work ethic into our
youth, teaching social skills and
responsibility are all part of a well
rounded education. They are a must for
every young person leaving school and
thrust into the fiercely competitive
working arena. They can only really be
learnt by direct experience and not within
the sheltered confines of the classroom.


Red Tide Believed to
Cause Fish Kill

By Tara Hingle
Grade 11, Forest Heights Academy
"Shocked" is the word that I can best
choose to describe the graphic image that
was pasted to my mind after my
encounter with a dead 100-pound rock
grouper washed up on the shores of
Hope Town. Puzzled, confused and
worried, I made a complete examination
of this enormous fish. I found no wounds
or marks other than a small yellow green
mosb-like patch.
I took it upon myself to call the
Ministry of A_'irilihure and Fisheries to
report this ii,.iup-r along with a few dead
full -r,,]n angel fish. I came to
understand that fish have been washing
up on shoes all over Abaco. "Toxic
waste studies and :cstinir are now
underway," stated Minister Pierre
Dupuch, Minister of Consumer Affairs.
This is believed to be what is known
as the Red Tide or better known as Red
Bloom Al-.ae The Red Bloom Algae
lives only along the bed of the ocean. It
spreads at an extremely quick rate and
sucks up a sizable amount of oxygen,
thus causing deep sea fish to suffocate
and eventually die.
Mother Nature's lesson is "Play your
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store, fix it up and do a good jo
produce items that people needed 9
go without a new car or another suil
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partners together. They pooled reso
a rundown 9000 square foot store, f
the boys from Abaco who had pu
company were making a profit. -

Two years later, they bought a minr
sorely in need of tender loving cai
turned it, too, into a success. In 198
would call big-time and bought the
in Marsh Harbour. After that ca
property of Boat Harbour Marina, i

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r had a vision. Buy a little grocery
)od job selling essential food and
eded all the time. After all, you can
er suit for church if you have to, but
go hungry. Freddie got three other
d resources and experience, bought
.tore, fixed it up, and by year's end,
ad purchased a store run by a big
it.

a mini-market in Treasure Cay also
ag care. They gave it a facelift and
In 1981, they went what some folks
ht the Golden Harvest Supermarket
lat came the mini-market on the
rina, then the wholesale division.

investors decided to sell. They had
Ling to new investors whilolding
vas no problem. "'<.


In later years, the hometown firm purchased Sawyer's Market,
the Loyalist Shoppe, Abaco Office Products, and more recently,
Solomon's Wholesale Abaco Division.

This year, their sales will reach nearly $18 million, a whole sight
better than the half million dollars they were making back when
Freddie Albury first had a vision. But some things haven't
changed at all. Like the commitment to Abaco and the reputation
for doing business in a hometown, honest kind of way so you can
look your neighbour in the eye and be proud.

Now, the partners are about to let part of their ownership go.
Some 40% of it. You can get in on a growing thing. Then every
time you buy a bag of groceries, or get computer supplies for
your office or school books, you'll be putting a little piece of that
money back into your own pocket. What a comforting thought.


Thanks, Freddie, for your vision...
Thanks, Abaco for your support!


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October 1997






Page 22 The Abaeonian October 1997


Generator Failures Cut BEC Capacity by 80%


By Richard E. Fawkes
A fire in the generating portion of an
engine at Bahamas Electricity
Corporation on Tuesday, October 7th,
caused a virtual shutdown of the power
plant in the Central Abaco area.


According to General Manager John
Hudson, BEC was forced to resort to an
80 percent load shedding. The electrical
burnout compounded an already existing
problem of a loss of three generators a
few weeks previously, as a result of what
Mr. Hudson called a "massive bolt


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Rights
Countries attending a
Australia, Bahamas, Bangl
Africa, England, Scotland a
On October 4th the ci
teachers and parents trave
Town to meet one another
briefed about their mission
Haines, a former UNICE
spoke with the children
importance of this project a
discussed some children's
such as child labour, star
land mines, environment
citizenship and identity.
difficult for our children wh
such safe, secure areas to
the suffering so many of
children endure.


Children chosen to attend are Felicia
FROMPage 1 Curry and Wilfred Curry from S.C.
Bootle High School in Cooper's Town,
re AntiqSua, Seanna Dames and Lisa Sawyer from the
and Wales. Amy Roberts School in Green Turtle
Cay, Larenz Arnett from Abaco Central
children, their High School and Corey Engle from Hope
lied to Hope Town School. Mr. Jackson McIntosh,
er and to be District Superintendent, will head the
n. Mr. Glen administrators. Others attending will be
'F volunteer, Mrs. Anne Bootle, Mrs. Candace Key
about the
about the gr and Mr. Leslie Rolle.
nd the group
rights issues The trip is being sponsored through a
ovation, war, generous grant from the Bahamas Reef
ntal issues, and Environmental Education Foundation
It is often and is headed by Sir Nicholas Nuttall of
o come from Nassau. Several area teachers have
comprehend already attended environmental
the world's workshops in the Bahamas and the
United States sponsored by BREEF.


Students, parents and teachers are briefed bv i' Haines on October 16th about the basic
rights of children prior to their trip to Scotland for an International Parliament on this
subject. Photo by Candace Key


breaking."
"We're trying as much as possible to
keep the business places with power
during the day," Mr. Hudson told The
Abaconian, "and residential customers
going to night. We only have enough
power to do that." He said that for
residences, they were rotating in four-
hour shifts of load shedding. He also said
there were other minor problems to cope
with such as fuses being blown.
"People whose power is off longer
than four hours," he said, "should call
the station," Mr. Hudson said. Many
residents had complained of having their
power off on October 7th from 10 a.m.
to 11 p.m., some overnight and well into
Wednesday morning.
Mr. Hudson said he was also
appealing to owners of generators to run
them so as to reduce the load on the
power plant. He said he was aware of
people calling and not getting through to
the plant with their complaints. "There
are three lines with call-waiting for four


thousand customers," he said. "If you
call and do not get through, please try
again."
Mr. Hudson said he expected most of
the plant capacity to be restored by
midnight on Wednesday. October 8th,
because the parts for the downed engines
were in and technicians were working to
install them. He said they had also been
given permission to use some of the
power from the new $8 million plant
extension, which he said would be back-
fed into the system. "There's a team in
from Nassau today to do this," he said,
adding that the current series of load
shedding should be over by the end of
the week.
Mr. Hudson said he expects the new
extension, which will add an additional
five mega-watt of generating capacity, to
be fully online by the end of October.
"I wish to thank the public for being
patient with us and to let everyone know
that we're doing all we can to get this
problems behind us," Mr. Hudson said.


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Garnett Archer, 66, passed away on children: Ryan, Gleander, Emmitt,
September 28 after a very long illness. Angie, Denise and Renee. He is survived
The funeral service was at Aldersgate by these as well as ten grand-children,
Methodist Church in Marsh Harbour on brother Percy, sister Sybil, sons-in-law,
October 4th and burial was in the Marsh daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law,brothers-
Harbour Public Cemetery. Rev. Charles in-law and many other relatives and
Carey officiated. friends.
Capt. Archer was born in Marsh
Harbour in 1931 where he went to school
until he was 14 when he began his
working life. He worked at a variety of
jobs until the 1951 when he went to sea
with his uncle, Capt Shervin Archer, on
the TROPICAL TRADER. In 1964 he
became captain of the ALMETA
QUEEN.
In 1972 he bought the DEBORAH K, .:-
the Mail Boat, which he captained until
he replaced it with the DEBORAH K II
in 1985. Capt. Archer was a very
conscientious, dependable captain who
was well known for his punctual schedule Church Re-Opens
and faithful service. The Pentecostal Church of God in
Capt. Archer was honoured by an Crown Haven has now re-opened after
MBE award (Member of the British being closed for eight weeks during
Empire) by the Governor General. He which time it was renovated and cleaned.
was a Justice of the Peace and was on Rev. Burnell Parker, Pastor of the
the Board of Directors of Commonwealth church, welcomes all members of the
Bank. He served on the Marsh Harbour community. There is a public worship
Port Authority. service on Sundays, a prayer meeting on
Capt. Archer was married to Vyrona Mondays, Bible study on Wednesdays
Ann Russell and the couple had six and divine worship on Fridays.



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Local Government at Work


Town Planning 16 Sept. 1997
Council will now review permits prior
to issuance: Chief Councillor, Mike
Malone, addressed the Town Planing
members and said that plans passed by
Town Planning will now be reviewed by
the Central Council prior to the permit
being issued. This conforms to the Act's
intention that the Boards (except Port
Authority) are only advisory to the Council
although in fact the Council normally
accepts their recommendations. Mr.
Malone stated that the Council will
endeavor to review the Town Planing
decisions on a next day basis.
Towns to review commercial plans:
Mr. Malone also requested that all plans of
a commercial nature be reviewed by the
appropriate town committee. This
conforms with the Act which gives
authority to the towns to regulate the
appearance of buildings within their towns.
Michael Major, Director of Physical
Planning in Nassau, will visit Abaco
September 17: He will give advice to the
Board on various topics including the
controversial hotel proposed for the Little
Orchard area.
General Discussion: Town Planning
Chairman Arnold Edwards inquired about
the Board's authority to regulate signs and
billboards. This will be looked into.
The chairman felt that residential plans
did not need to be reviewed by Town
Committees but that only the plans of a
commercial nature would be forwarded for
comments. Member Chris Roberts
disagreed and thought the towns should
have the option of reviewing residential
plans for conformity to community
standards.
Development referred to Marsh
Harbour Committee: A request for
permission in principle to place six eight
residences on a lot West of the Jib Room
on Pelican shore was referred to the Marsh
Harbour Town Committee for their
comments.
Port Authority 17 Sept. 1997
AIT Ferry Correction: Last month
we reported that the AIT Ferry had a
charter license to serve Hope Town and
Man-O-War. The license granted AIT
allows regular scheduled ferry service.
Ferries 100% Bahamian owned: The
Board was recently advised by Nassau that
all ferry services must be 100% Bahamian
owned.
Final dock approval rests with
Nassau: The Board is still waiting for
written confirmation that all dock plans
must be sent to Nassau for approval after
being recommended locally. This fact was
verbally given to local government


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members at the seminar held August 21 -
23 in Marsh Harbour. Members felt that if
this is the case then they should tender their
resignations as there is no need for a local
board. A written inquiry to the Minister has
not brought a response.
Funds requested for port
maintenance: Clifford Henfield Jr., Dock
Master for the Marsh Harbour commercial
dock, asked for funds for regular removal
of pallets and other debris which
accumulates. Monies for port maintenance
were not considered when the recent
budget figures were submitted to Nassau.
Board members discussed the activities of
this area including:
Cargo ships unloading freight weekly
Heavy vehicle traffic from merchants
and trucking firms
Containers, vehicles, pallets and bulky
cargo items scattered all about
It was felt that monies should be
allocated to the maintenance of this area
since port activities contribute heavily to
the Treasury.
Mr. Henfield noted that there are no
signs to assist with traffic flow and nothing
to contribute to the general security of the
area.
Storage charges will soon be collected
for freight not removed in a timely manner.


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Board members wanted all those using the
dock facilities to be given adequate notice
of their responsibilities concerning trash
removal, storage fees, and other regulations
as may be implemented.
School children on ferries: A letter will
be sent the ferry services requesting they
review the transportation of school children
with regards to safety.
Licencing 23 September 1997
Containers in Town: The large number
of shipping containers converted to
permanent status through out Marsh
Harbour was discussed. [This topic has
come up in other boards as well.] Licensing
and Town Planning do not sanction the use
of shipping containers as a means of
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discussed further with the Central Abaco
Council.
Texaco: Approval was given to Texaco
to open an office in the Loyalist Building.
Their bulk storage is presently at Treasure
Cay.
Council 24 Sept. 1997
Garbage collection awarded: Bids for
residential garbage collection for the
greater Marsh Harbour area were reviewed
and the contract was re-awarded to Jason
Swain. The accepted bid was $90,000 per
year.
Taxi Plates: Five additional taxi plates
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Police Ticket Dark Glass Drivers


Pictured above is the crew from Outdoor Journal, a Canadian outdoor television show,
who enjoyed diving and filming in Green Turtle Cay. They are, left to right, Cherry
Upton, Bahamas Tourism Centre, Toronto; Mr. Nawn; Mrs. Charlesworth; Mrs. Nawn,
all of the Green Turtle Club; Peter Bowman, Outdoor Journal's co-host, David
Delhuarry, cameraman and Angelo Viola, Outdoor Journal's host.

TV Dive Show Filmed Here


A crew from Canada's Outdoor
Journal, one of Canada's top rated
outdoor television travel shows, recently
visited Green Turtle Cay for four days of
scuba diving filming with Brendal
Stevens of Brendal's Dive Shop. The
show will be aired in 1998 on Life
Network in Canada and the Travel
Channel in the United States. Viewings


will be over a 13-week period, four times
a week. The shows will also be televised
in China, France, Germany, Switzerland
and Spain.
Hosting the group was the Green
Turtle Cay Club with owners and hosts,
Jim and Tracy Nawn and Blanch
Charlesworth.


The Abaco police have lately been
enforcing the law concerning obscure glass
in motor vehicles. The exact wording of the
law reads:
"The glass of all windshields and all
side doors and windows on a motor vehicle
shall be of such transparency that it does
not obscure the view of the interior of the
vehicle and any person who drives a
vehicle with any such glass so obscured as
to hinder the view shall be guilty of an
offense." (Ch. 204, Part II. Sect. 19,
Paragraph 3)
The guilt is assessed when such a
vehicle is driven and observed by a
policeman. Importing a car with obscure


windows is not illegal neither is placing
such a car for sale illegal. However, a
person driving such a car off the freight
dock would be charged if observed by a
policeman. Ownership of the vehicle is not
a factor. The person driving such a vehicle
is guilty. The police urge the public not to
drive or purchase vehicles with dark
windows which obscures an interior view.
Cars with air-conditioning frequently
have lightly tinted windows. Windshields
in these vehicles are made with a gradient
shading being darker at the top and lighter
at the bottom. The police say this light
tinting is acceptable as it does not obscure
the interior of the vehicle from outside.


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Page 26 The Abaemonan October 1997



Our Students Away to School


The Abaconian is very proud to list the
Abaco students who are away furthering
their education at technical and vocational
schools and at colleges and universities in
The Bahamas and in several foreign
countries. These are the young people
who are determined to make a better life
for themselves and hopefully many of
these will be returning to Abaco and will
help make Abaco an even better place to
live.
We especially salute the parents and
families of these students who are putting
emphasis on a good education and are
making a great effort so their young
people can be in school. Higher education
is very costly and the families sacrifice
much to find the necessary funding.
This list is not complete. We expect to
include more in the next issue. If there isf
someone whom we have missed, call us
with the details. We will be happy to
include them next month.












Jana Albury is in her third year at
Florida Southern College in Lakeland,
Florida, and is maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
She is majoring in business. She is on a
four year Academic Merit Award from
Florida Southern University and a four
year scholarship from Borco in Freeport
which will remain in effect so long as she
maintains at least a B average. She is the
daughter of Earl and Noreen Albury of
Marsh Harbour.













Joni Albury is in her third year at
Florida Southern College at Lakeland,
Florida, and is majoring in accounting.
Joni received an Academic Merit Award
from the college based on her SAT score.
Joni is a graduate of Abaco Central High
School and is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Albury of Marsh Harbour.


Heather Albury is in her third year at
Palm Beach Atlantic College in West
Palm Beach. She is studying business
management and is maintaining a GPA of
3.8. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Lowell Albury of Marsh Harbour and is
a graduate of Forest Heights Academy in
Marsh Harbour.


Jamie Albury is in her first year at
Florida Institute of Technology in
Melbourne, Florida. She is studying
marine biology and pre-professional
veterinary science. She earned the
distinction of receiving a four year
scholarship from the Lyford Cay
Foundation.
Jamie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Albury of Treasure Cay and is a
graduate of Forest Heights Academy.


Ivan Alcime continues his studies at
Howard University in Washington, D.C.
He is studying physical therapy on a
scholarship there. He is the son of
Charlie Alcime of Hope Town.












Lefaite Alcime is attending Bethune
Cookman College in Florida for another
year. He is the son of Charlie Alcime of
Hope Town.


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Kamala Archer received her
Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma
Christian College in Oklahoma City and
is now working on her Master's degree.
She is majoring in computer information
systems. She is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Percy Archer of Dundas Town and
graduated from Abaco Central High
School.


Renee Archer will be earning her
Master's degree in May with a major in
psychology. She is attending Sam


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She is pursuing a degree in counseling
and psychology. She received her
Bachelor's degree from the University of
Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. She
is the daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Garnett
Archer of Marsh Harbour.
Carol Basden is in her first year at
Bahamas Baptist College in Nassau. She
is the daughter of Keith and Debbie
Basden of Marsh Harbour.












Courtnee Benjamin finished her
studies at the College of the Bahamas and
is now studying journalism at the Messiah
College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. This
is her third year of college. This past
summer she worked in the feature
department at the Nassau Tribune and
spent six weeks in Spain. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Derrick
Benjamin of Marsh Harbour. Mr.
Benjamin is the manager of CIBC Bank.
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Marvin Bethel is in his second year at
North Technical Institute in North Palm
Beach, Florida, where he is taking a two-
year course in automobile mechanics.
Marvin graduated from Abaco Central
High School and is the son of Cheryl
Bethel Clarke of Marsh Harbour.










Keith Black is in his first year at
Brock University in St. Catherines,
Ontario. He is majoring Mediterranean
geography. He graduated from Abaco
Central High School and earned a Gold
Governor General's Award. Keith is the
son of Sandra Evans of Marsh Harbour.




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Robin Black is completing his second
year of college work at Niagara College


in Welland, Ontario. He is majoring in
pharmaceutical horticulture. He is the
recipient of a Bronze Duke of
Edinborough Award and is working on
his Silver award in Canada. Robin is the
son of Sandra Evans of Marsh Harbour.


Carlos Bootle is in his first year at
Bahamas Technological and Vocational
Institute in Nassau. He is studying
electronics, specifically computer
technology. He attended S.C. Bootle and
is the son of Faye Bootle McIntosh of
Cooper's Town.











Micheala Cornish is completing her
studies at College of the Bahamas in
Nassau. She is majoring in education and
will be doing her teaching practice this
year. She is the daughter of Ruth and
Leslie Cornish of Cooper's Town and is
a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School.


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Lamond Davis is in his first year at
the Bahamas Hotel Training College in
Freeport. He is on a three year
scholarship and is studying to be a chef.
He was Deputy Head Boy at Abaco
Central High School and graduated with
a 3.3 GPA. He is the son of Esrelle
Gibbs of Spring City.


Steve Davis is in his fourth year at
Langston University in Langston,
Oklahoma. He is majoring in accounting.
He is the son of Melvese Davis and
Prince Davis of Murphy Town. He is a
graduate of Abaco Central High School.











Savatheda Fynes will be graduating in
December from Michigan State University


at East Lansing, Michigan, with a major
in secondary education.
She brought great honour to the
Bahamas by being part of the relay team
which won the silver medals in track at
the Olympics held in Atlanta in 1996. She
is on a Track and Field scholarship.
Savatheda is the daughter of Pearl
Lewis of Fire Road and graduated from
C.R. Walker High School in Nassau. She
is looking forward to returning to Abaco
when her studies are completed.
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Misty Hall has been accepted by the
United States Navy and has signed up for
eight years. Four will be on active duty
and four will be inactive. She will soon
complete her basic training aboard a ship
in Lake Michigan. She will then be
assigned to another ship for training. She
is a Seaman Recruit and will be studying
computer programming and marine
biology. She is the daughter of Evans and
Juanita Hall of Casuarina Point and is a
graduate of Abaco Central High School.


Melinda Hield is in her first year at
College of the Bahamas and is studying
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Pae 28 The Aaonlan Octber 1997


More Students in Far Schools


Students FROM Page 27
pre-school education. She is a graduate of
Abaco Central High School and is the
daughter of Audry Hield Locksey of
Moore's Island.
Irene Veana Hepburn is in her second
year at West Indies College in
Mandeville, Jamaica. She is majoring in
secondary education. She attended the
Crossing Rocks All Age School in
Crossing Rocks and is the daughter of
Frank and Learlean Hepburn.












Robert Hudson has completed his
course at Bahamas Technical and
Vocational Institute and was inducted into
the National Vocational and Technical
Honour Society at Government House.
He is now taking courses at the College
of the Bahamas which will prepare him
for his electrical licensing examination for
single phase. He plans to pursue a
Bachelor's degree in electrical
engineering in the United States. He is
the son of the late Gordon Hudson of
Marsh Harbour.












Tammy Ingraham is working toward
her Master's degree at Bowey State
University in Bethesda, Maryland.
Tammy is the daughter of Cecil and Ona
Ingraham of Dundas Town. She graduated
from Abaco Central High School.

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William Johnson is a senior at
Arkansas State University majoring in
civil engineering and architecture. He is
the son of Marjorie Johnson McDonald of
Marsh Harbour.











Jarrod Jones is attending the College
of Charleston in Charleston, South
Carolina on a four-year full scholarship.
Jarrod and is majoring in business and
consumer ethics. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Jones of Green Turtle
Cay.










Madeline Joseph is in her third year at
the College of the Bahamas. She is
pursuing a career in medicine. She is a
graduate of Abaco Central High School
and is the daughter of Elvie Joseph and
Charles Bain from Hope Town.

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Prospect Hall School of Business in
Hollywood, Florida, and will be
graduating in December. He has been
maintaining a GPA of 3.5 and was
awarded a certificate of honour. He is
studying computer science.
Kareem is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Knowles of Dundas Town.


Nancy Knowles received her
Bachelor's degree and is working toward
her Master's degree at Pensacola
Christian College of Pensacola, Florida.
She is also teaching at the school. She is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Knowles of Dundas Town.


Ferdie Lightbourn is in his second
year at Leederville Technical College in
Perth, Western Australia. He is studying
architectural drafting.
He is quite active, playing in the
basketball leagues in Australia. He is the
son of Enza Gibson and William Gibson
and is married to Jacqui Meeson
Lightbourn.











Jacqui Lightbourn is in her first year
at Curtin University in Perth, Western
Australia. She is studying for a degree in
business. She is also executive
administrator of a female owned and
operated construction company.
Jacqui is the daughter of Mike and Gae
Meeson of Treasure Cay.


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photographs of her work published in
ceramic magazines. She is the daughter of
Luke and Karen McIntosh of Green
Turtle Cay.


Ebony R. Lowe is in her first year of
a four year course in nursing at Pensacola
Christian College in Pensacola, Florida.
Ebony graduated from Abaco Central
High School and is the daughter of Edwin
and Julia Lowe of Marsh Harbour.











Justin McDonald is in his first year at
the College of the Bahamas where he is
majoring in banking and accounting. He
is in a two year course and is on the
Dean's list with a 3.6 GPA. He graduated
from Wesley College and is the son of
Sheila McDonald, head Custom's officer
in Abaco.












Jennifer McIntosh is in her third year
at college and is attending Florida
Atlantic University in Boca Raton,
Florida. She is majoring in elementary
education. She was on the Dean's List at
Edison Community College where she
earned her Associate degree.
Jennifer is also a ceramist and has had


Jevon McIntosh is in his second year
of studies at the Florida Institute of
Technology in Melbourne, Florida. He is
studying computer engineering. He is a
resident assistant and is a member of a
jazz band.
Javon is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jackson McIntosh of Dundas Town. Mr.
McIntosh is the District Education Officer
for Abaco.


Latesha Sharece McIntosh is a third
year of medical school at the University
of the West Indies in St. Augustine,
Trinidad. She received her undergraduate
degree from the Florida Memorial
College in Miami, Florida in 1994. She
previously received her Associate degree
from the College of the Bahamas and had
attended the Bahamas Baptist College in
Nassau.
Latesha expects to return to the
Bahamas in February 1998 to finish her
training at Princess Margaret Hospital.
She is the daughter of Rev. Ezekiel and
Evelyn McIntosh of Wood Cay, Little
Abaco.


Troy McIntosh has received his
Bachelor's degree from Morgan State
University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is
working toward his Master's degree in
architecture.
Troy competed very successfully at the
1996 Olympics and was able to get to the
finals in the 4 x 400m race.
Troy is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
O'Donald McIntosh of Fire Road and is
a graduate of Cooper's Town High
School.


Lexie Meeson is continuing work on
her Master's degree at the University of
Florida in Gainesville, Florida. She is
majoring in accounting. She was
honoured by being a Golden Key Award
Recipient which means she is in the top
15 percent of students in the United
States. She is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Michael Meeson of Treasure Cay.


Edie Nairn is in her first year at the
College of the Bahamas where is studying
to be a teacher. She is a graduate of
Abaco Central High School and is the
daughter of Edgar and Veronica Nairn of
Marsh Harbour.


Hooshmand Nightingale is in his first
year of graduate studies at Michigan State
University in East Lansing, Michigan,
and is majoring in medical technology.
This will prepare him for a dental or
medical career. He has maintained a GPA
of 3.5. Hooshmand is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Nightingale of Dundas
Town. Mrs. Nightingale is recuperating
from cancer treatments in St. Petersburg,
Florida.


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Students FROM Page 29


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Razul Nightingale is in his first year
at St. Petersburg Junior College in St.
Petersburg, Florida and is majoring in
marine biology. He has the distinction of
getting a score of 1400 on his SAT exam
which is a perfect score. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nightingale of
Dundas Town. Mr. Nightingale is on
sabbatical leave after having taught in the
Bahamas for the past 20 years.











Trevor Nightingale is in his third year
of studies at the University of North
Carolina in Greensboro, North Carolina.
He is majoring in communications. He
qualified this past summer at the jet
qualification school in an ROTC program.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Nightingale of Dundas Town.
Gavin Nottage is in his first year at
the Hotel Training College in Nassau. It
is a two year course. Gavin is a graduate
of Abaco Central High School where he
was the Head Boy. He is the son of
Christopher Nottage of Nassau.


Adeline Pasterin is in her second year
at Maranatha Bible College in Water


Town, Wisconsin. She is studying
nursing. She graduated from Abaco
Central High School and is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Sitoior Pasterin of
Marsh Harbour.










Christina Pinder is in her second year
at Palm Beach Community College in
Lake Worth, Florida, where she is
studying interior design and landscape
design. She graduated in 1996 from
Abaco Central High School and is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Pinder
of Guana Cay.









Randy Pinder is in his second year at
North Technical Education Center in
North Palm Beach, Florida. He was
awarded a Lyford Cay Scholarship to
further his studies in automotive
mechanics. He received the Most
Academic Student of the Year award for
1996/1997 at the school. He will be
finishing his studies next spring and plans
to return to Marsh Harbour with his new
skills.
Randy is the son of Leslie Pinder and
Linda Pinder Albury of Marsh Harbour
and is a graduate of Forest Heights
Academy.


Simeon Pinder is continuing his
college work at the College of the
Bahamas and will be transferring mid-


year to Beloit College in Beloit,
Wisconsin. He is majoring in
biotechnology and is maintaining very
high grades. He graduated from Abaco
Central High School and is the son of
Mr. Simeon Pinder now in Nassau and
Mrs. Theresa Pinder of Casuarina Point.











Charlyn Russell is in her second year
at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova
Scotia and is majoring in biology and
chemistry. She is a graduate of Forest
Heights Academy where she was
Valedictorian. She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Steve Russell of Treasure Cay.


Community College in Plano, Texas. She
is majoring in music production and
music marketing. She is working toward
a Master's degree in music business
marketing. She is the daughter of Kent
and Diane Russell of Marsh Harbour and
is a graduate of Abaco Central High
School.
Janell Russell is in a nursing program
at the Tallahassee Community College in
Tallahassee, Florida. She is doing well,
placing third in her class. She is a
graduate of Cooper's Town High School
in 1993.


Nicole Russell is doing her third year
of college work at Palm Beach Atlantic
College in West Palm Beach, Florida.
She is majoring in business. She
transferred to that school after completing
two years at Florida Southern College in
Lakeland, Florida. She is the daughter of
Frankie and Ivy Russell of Marsh
Harbour and completed her high school
work at Abaco Central High School.


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Lachelle Saunders is studying at the
Bahamas Vocational and Technical
Institute in Nassau. She is taking a full
course in cosmetology and plans to open
her own business when she completes her
studies. She is a graduate of S.C. Bootle
High School. Her parents are Priscilla
and William Saunders of Wood Cay,
Abaco.










Clare Sawyer is in her fifth year at
Clearwater Christian College in
Clearwater, Florida to do additional
studies in special education and religious
knowledge. She is majoring in elementary
education with a minor in special
education. She is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Chris Sawyer of Marsh Harbour.
Clare graduated from Abaco Central High
School.
Tara Sawyer is a freshman at
Tallahassee Community College in
Tallahassee, Florida. She is studying
dental hygiene which is a three year
course. She is a graduate of S.C. Bootle
and is the daughter of Capt. Fordie and
Florence Sawyer of Treasure Cay.


Thurman Spurgeon Sawyer is in his
third year at the Murray State University
in Murray, Kentucky, and is on the
Dean's List. He is majoring in history
with a minor in journalism.
Thurman is the son of Molly and
Spurgeon Sawyer of Man-O-War.
Thurman received his high school
diploma through correspondence courses
from the American School.

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Bianca "Kim" Simms is in her second
year at Bahamas Baptist College in
Nassau where she is studying computer
science. She graduated from Abaco
Central High School and received a
trophy for being a prefect. She is the
daughter of Jonathan and Agatha Simms
of Murphy Town.

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psychology. He is attending Texas
Southern University in Houston, Texas.
He is the son of Modesto and Mary Smith
of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of
Abaco Central High School.


Yasmine Smith is in her third year at
Valdosta State University in Valdosta,
Georgia and is majoring in biology. She
graduated from Abaco Central High
School in 1994. She is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Smith of Casuarina
Point.


Travis Spicer is in his third year at
Valdosta State University in Valdosta,
Georgia. He is majoring in computer
science with a minor in engineering. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm
Spicer of Casuarina Point and is a
graduate of Abaco Central High School.










Mandy Stratton will complete her
studies for a degree this year at Valdosta
State University in Valdosta, Georgia,
where she is pursuing a major in special
education. She is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Andy Stratton of Marsh Harbour
and is a graduate of Abaco Central High
School.


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Students


FROM Page 31


Canishka Stuart is in her first year at
Abilene Christian College in Abilene.
Texas. She is the daughter of Ellis Stuart
and Greta Strachan Culmer and is a
graduate of Abaco Central High School.
Juanyette Stuart is beginning her first
year of college studies at Florida
Memorial College in Miami, Florida,
where she plans to major in accounting.
She was head girl and valedictorian at
Abaco Central High School in June of
this year. She is the daughter of Kathy
Jones and George Stuart.


Charles Stacy Thompson is in his first
year at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine
Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is
in a four year course leading to a
Bachelor's degree in fine arts. He is the
recipient of two scholarships from that
school. Stacy is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Dan Thompson of Marsh Harbour. He
completed high school through
correspondence courses.


Tabitha Weatherford is completing
her first year at Pensacola Christian
College in Pensacola, Florida, and is
majoring in elementary education. She
completed her high school work through
correspondence courses. Tabitha is from
Marsh Harbour and is the daughter of
Pastor and Mrs. Robinson Weatherford.


Lemelle Wilson is in her fourth and
final year at Florida Southern University
in Lakeland, Florida. She expects to study
dentistry or nursing after receiving her
Bachelor's degree this coming spring. She
is the daughter of Livingston and Ethelee
Wilson of Spring City and is a graduate
of St. Anne's School in Nassau.


Chef


FROM Page 16


Chef Serves Delightful Menu at Angler's


Annastasia P. Sweeting Storr is in
her last year at the College of the
Bahamas in Freeport and is majoring in
banking. She is the daughter of Lenora
Bootle of Cooper's Town and is a
graduate of S.C. Bootle High School.


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Melverne Symonette has begun her
college work at Broward Community
College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She
is enrolled in a two year course in
computer science.
Melverne is a graduate of Abaco
Central High School and is the daughter
of Archie and Melanie Symonette of
Dundas Town.


specials as well as begun training his
staff in the crucial point of food
presentation. Chef Uiberreiter specializes
in seafood and loves the Caribbean
because of the climate and the seafood.
Prior to his being at Lyford Cay, he was
a chef at a five-star resort in St. Lucia
called Jalousie Plantation.
The menu at Anglers is an epicurean
delight. The dinner menu ranges from a
good selection of appetizers, entrees,
pasta dishes and salads to delicious
desserts.
The evening my family and I dined
there, we chose shrimp cocktail and
conch fritters for our appetizers. The
shrimp were large and the conch fritters
were golden brown, crispy, full of conch
and came with a large portion of sauce.
The salads were on a plate which had a
unique presentation and again there was
plenty of salad dressing of your choice.
For the entree I dined on veal chop
which was served with artichoke,
mushroom, string beans and potatoes
presented in such a way that I gazed at
the plate for a few minutes savouring the
presentation before eating. Needless to
say, the food was delicious.


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For dessert there was a variety of
homemade items from Key Lime Pie to
German Chocolate Cake. I chose the
later, having a very sweet tooth and
again, I was not disappointed as the cake
was out of this world.
Anglers has clearly become a gourmet
restaurant. In the future it will include
daily luncheon specials and as Chef
Uiberreiter states, he will "fuse the food
with the spices."
For those who have not been to
Anglers in awhile, it is well worth the
trip. You will not be disappointed.


Yocasta Woodside is in his second
year at the West Indies College in
Mandeville, Jamaica, and is majoring
accounting. He is the son of Sgt. and
Mrs. Ansel Woodside of Marsh Harbour.
He graduated from Abaco Central High
School.


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Zephyranthes Lilies, Greek for wind
flower. They are a local wild flower that
are with us from March to October and
seem to pop up overnight, especially
after a summer shower. They come in a
variety of lovely colours and grow just as
abundantly in a crack in the sidewalk as
they do around a septic tank. However,
they are at their most spectacular out in
the open spaces where they take over like
a carpet. Many times I thought I would
be able to capture a close up photo to
share with our readers, but alas, the
comparison always seems dull and
insignificant when they are side by side.
Some thing just have to be experienced in
person to really be appreciated.
Sandy Point
By Ruth Flowers
Sandy Point Kalik Royals
The Sandy Point Kalik Royals are
beginning a new season with a new look,
adding three new players to their roster
and a new head coach. Patrick Roberts as
head coach for the 1997 season along
with his two assistant coaches James
Green and Neuron Green are looking to
rebound from last year's disappointing
season of failing to make it to the
Championship series.
The coach said that they are expe !ing
good things from their players. He also
announced that Timothy Bain, Jameson
Green and Pedro Burrows are added to
the roster this year along with veterans
Fredrick Russell, Ricardo Burrows and
All Russell.


The Abaconian Page 33


Churches Host Special Events
St. Martins Anglican Church will be at
the beach this Discovery Day as they
host a grand picnic. Mrs. Lena Burrows
said that it promises to be a day of sun,
fun, cool games. lots of food including
conch fritters and guava duff.
Mr. Zion Baptist Church will be
hosting their annual church anniversary
service October 19th. Rev. Allan Mills
of Cedar Harbour will deliver the
message for the service. Also Leader
Sandra Knowles from St. Marks Baptist
Church in Nassau delivered the message
on September 28th for the 21st Mission
Circle Anniversary. Mission President
Deaconess Eliza Pinder sends a special
thank you to all the sisters who worked
so hard to make the anniversary a
success.
Crossing Rocks
By Sandy Walker
The Crossing Rocks All Age School is
particularly thankful to the Crossing
Rocks Development Association for
donating an electric water cooler to the
school. The students are very
appreciative and really enjoying their
cold water. The Development Association
is headed by Mr. Floyd Walker.
The school is planning a fund raising
for the Discovery Day holiday. They
invite all to come enjoy the games, fun
and delicious food.
On October 8th through 10th The
Church of God had Nights of Service
with Rev. Samuel Cornish ministering.


Global Life of Nassau made a presentation on October 2nd at the Abaco Beach Resort
related to their Life and Health Insurance programs. mortgage facilities and mutual fund
management. They are proposing and preparing to establish themselves on Abaco as a total
financial service management company. They see a real growth potential for Abaco and
want to participate in this. Shown are (1. to r.) Keith Collister, James Campbell. Veronica
Duncanson, Ingrid Rose and Wilfred Poitier from the Nassau o'li're


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from The kchew of Lazy Ddys... Lobster


by Sam Hoffer
Lobster Salads
August 1st began the 1997 lobster
season. We love lobster almost anyway
you want to fix it. It is also very warm
this time of year so we revert to eating a
lot of salads at our house. Lobster makes
an elegant salad and fit for company.
Combine any of these with a chilled
bottle of white wine and a crusty loaf of
French bread and you have a meal for
royalty.
An excellent Bahamian lobster salad is
in Marie Mendelsen's Gourmet Bahamian
Cooking. It is a simple salad of lobster,
celery, onions, hard boiled eggs,
mayonnaise and seasonings. You could
add bell peppers and tomatoes also. For
authentic Bahamian cuisine I highly
recommend this cookbook.
An equally good salad is to mix equal
parts of cold pieces of cooked lobster and
shredded romaine lettuce. Moisten with
a vinaigrette sauce to taste. Sprinkle with
fresh parsley and chives. Garnish with
tomato wedges and hard boiled eggs.
I am crazy about Remoulade Sauce, be
it Cajun or French style. The following


Central


FROM Page 7


Marsh Harbour Cleans Up
Marsh Harbour is slowly getting
cleaned up. For the past couple of
months derelict vehicles have been
picked up and hauled to a dump. Several
companies are donating the use of their
equipment and their operators to bring
this about. Spearheading the clean-up is
Yvonne Key, member of the Marsh
Harbour Town Committee. Members of
the Committee have been delegated
various projects in town to be responsible
for.
Deserving special thanks are Eddie
and Darren Sawyer of E & D Waste
Services, who donated use of a fork lift
and low boy; Owen Collins of Artech,
who used a crane; Jeremy Russell of
Albury's Trucking, donated a flat bed
and Lonnie Albury of Albury's
Bulldozing, who donated use of a pay
loader. Working together this team
removed a 20-foot container, three boats,
about 25 vehicles, a tin house and two
derelict fork lifts.
From now on owners of vehicles will
be required to dispose of their own
vehicles. Legal action will be taken
against anyone who leaves unsightly
derelict vehicles and other debris for long
periods of time.


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two recipes are easily prepared and quite
different from each other. Adjust the
amount of lobster to suit your taste and
pocketbook. In both of these recipes, use
a brown or Dijon style mustard. Do not
substitute the yellow ball park mustard or
you will have another dish entirely.
Cajun Remoulade Sauce
Use Hungarian paprika. It makes a
world of difference in flavor.
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons vinegar (tarragon if you
have it)
2 tablespoons prepared mustard, Cajun
or Dijon style
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black
pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
dash cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon catsup
1/2 cup canola or peanut oil
1/4 cup celery, chopped fine
1/2 cup green onion (tops included),
minced
Combine lime juice, vinegar and
seasonings. Gradually add oil. Stir well
to blend. Add celery and onion. Makes 1


Arrange cooked and sliced lobster on
a bed of mixed lettuces. Drizzle sauce
over salad and serve. Serves 4.
French Remoulade Sauce
1 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons prepared brown or Dijon
style mustard
2 teaspoons anchovy paste
2 teaspoons dried tarragon, crumbled
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh
parsley
dash of cayenne pepper
Combine sauce ingredients and
refrigerate for at least one hour before
serving. Add cooked and chopped
lobster. Serve on a bed of romaine
lettuce or julienne the lettuce and fold
into the sauce mixture. Serves 4.
Lobster and Rice Salad Supreme
Don't be put off by the yogurt in the
recipe. It holds the salad together
perfectly. Canned crab meat works well
in lieu of lobster.
1/2 lb or more cooked lobster, cut up
and chilled
1 1/3 cups cooked wild rice, chilled
2/3 cup cooked white rice, chilled
1 medium tomato, chopped


1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons onion, minced
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black
pepper
lettuce leaves
1 medium tomato, cut into wedges
12 snow peas (optional)
Combine all ingredients except lettuce,
tomato wedges and snow peas. Cover
and chill. Blanch snow peas in boiling
water for one minute and drain
thoroughly.
Serve salad on mixed lettuce leaves.
Garnish with tomato wedges and snow
peas in a fan design. Serves 4.
If you have any questions or would
like to share a recipe, contact Sam at
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More School News


School
Accolades also go out to
Town student Morgan
attending Forest Heights
winning a runner's up p
Children in Scotland Comn
Contest. Morgan entered
colourful cut paper art
caught the judges eye. For
judges will be turning hi
note cards and his picture


FROMPage 6 display for world leaders to view during
FROMPage 6 the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of
former Hope Government Meeting in Edinburgh,
Eagle, now Scotland, in October.
Academy, for Our entire school family sends our
position in the congratulations to our teacher, Mrs. Ana
nonwealth Art Russell and her husband Andrew on the
I one of his birth of their first born child in
creations that Minnesota on September 24th. Andrew
his efforts the Gregory "Drew" weighed in at a hefty
is design into eight and one half pounds and the happy
*e will be on family will be back in Abaco to show
him off very soon.


Airline Van Not to Transfer Passengers


By Richard E. Fawkes
Mr. Brensil Rolle, Senior Deputy
Controller of Road Traffic, told taxi
drivers and airline executives that, by
law, only Bahamian-operated franchises
such as taxis and tour cars may transport
passengers between Marsh Harbour and
Treasure Cay airports. Mr. Rolle was
addressing the issue of Gulf
Stream/Continental Connection using its
van to transfer its passengers between the
two airports in a meeting in Marsh
Harbour on September 22nd. The meeting
was called in response to complaints by
taxi drivers about what many of them
said was the airline's depriving them of
income by operating a service which
Bahamian law does not allow.
"I do not have the authority to tell
Gulfstream that you could take your van
and move passengers," Mr. Rolle said.
"That is reserved for Bahamians; that is
reserved for those persons operating
Bahauian franchises. As you know,
franchises include taxicabs, tour cars or
any other legally structured public
transportation provider."
Mr. Rolle said he explained to
Gulfstream that they can make
arrangements with any type of franchise
they want, not just taxicabs, to transport
their passengers. But, he said, a public
service vehicle must be used and the
driver must have a public service licence.
Mr. Rolle said that under such an
arrangement the airline and the drivers
may agree upon a fare that is acceptable
to both parties as long as it does not
exceed the legal limit.
About twenty taxi drivers attended the
meeting which was chaired by Mr. Hart.
Representing Gulf Stream/Continental
Connection were Mr. Roger F. Larreur,
Senior Vice-President for Sales and
Service, and Mr. Unhjem. Since April
6th of this year, Gulfstream has been
operating in Abaco as Continental
Connection.
,Mr. Larreur told the meeting, "Our
intent is not to take revenue from cab
drivers ... or to take away anybody's
welfare." There were times when
Continental Connection was ohli'.-ted to
get its passengers to the destination for
which they were ticketed be that
Marsh Harbour or Treasure C..,. Mr.
Larreur said Continental Connection
wanted to make sure it's bottom line was
as lean as possible. "We'll eliminate any
expenses we feel we can eliminate," he
said.
Consequently, Mr. Larreur said, they
came up with the idea of the van as the
least expensive way to transport their
passengers between the two airports. He
said he found the Marsh Harbour to
Treasure Cay fare of $65 for the first two
passengers and five dollars for each
additional passenger to be too high. He
said that his company was willing to


"discuss any arrangement beneficial to
both parties" with Bahamian
transportation providers.
And, in an apparent response to
rumours that Continental Connection was
planning to discontinue service to
Treasure Cay, Mr. Larreur said, "We
want to stay in The Bahamas. We like
Abaco. We continue to fly to Marsh
Harbour and Treasure Cay. We have not
pulled out of Treasure Cay.
At Mr. Hart's suggestion, the taxi
drivers agreed to consult their respective
groups in Marsh Harbour and Treasure
Cay to put forward a fare proposal which
would be presented by their
representatives in a meeting to be set up
with representatives from the various
airlines. Mr. Hart urged the drivers to get
back to him as soon as possible so that
an agreement can be worked out to
resolve the dispute. Mr. Larreur
committed himself to attend such a
meeting when it is called.


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Saturday Oct. 18 Steak-Out All Day Crossing Beach, Marsh Harbour
Friday Oct. 25 All Abaco Barrel Day Every town has a barrel for dona
Friday, Oct. 31 T-Shirt Day Shirts sold in every community
Saturday Nov. 1 Miss Abaco Regatta Pageant Location To be Announced
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0 Ms. Sandy Walker, Crossing Rocks 366-2199 0 Mrs. Lee Wilson, Marsh Harbour 367-2343 or 2344


Abaco Students to
Receive Award
The Ministry of Education presents
awards to students who have outstanding
results in the BGCSE and BJC exams
which are administered annually
throughout the Bahamas. This year
Daniel Wiltfang will receive Honourable
Mention for his grade in the BGCSE
examination. He will receive an award in
Nassau on November 10th. He had the
highest overall scores in the BGCSE
exams of all Abaco students and attained
the highest score in biology of all
Bahamian students. He graduated from
Forest Heights Academy this past June.
Alicia Curry, a student at Abaco
Central High School, received the highest
grades in Abaco in the BJC
examinations. She will also be accepting
an award in Nassau on November 10th.
Correction
Forest Heights Academy would like to
let our readers know that the buffet held
after their graduation was organized by
the PTA and was at the Chapel Hall of
the Full Gospel Assembly of God in
Treasure Cay. They would like to thank
Deputy Administrator Jack Thompson for
his part in the graduation and Spinnaker
Restaurant for help in preparing the food.
Smith Academy
Smith Academy is a small special
school in Dundas Town which has a
work study program for students in
grades seven to 12. Their program
involves the whole student, their
physical, mental, social and spiritual
aspects. They emphasize manual work
such as growing vegetables and making


bread. Principal of the school is
Hamfreth Rahming, who teaches along
with his wife Elaine Rahming. They give
an opportunity for learning to students
who have had difficulty learning in a
normal school atmosphere.
Forest Heights Academy
Mr. Mike Meeson, Principal of Forest
Heights Academy in Marsh Harbour, has
announced that there has been a 15%
increase in enrollment. Their new school
is under construction. Presently the
students and staff are in temporary
accommodation. "The staff and children
are excited about the move which we are
confident will be during the school year,"
said Mr. Meeson.
Agape School Expanding
Agape School in Marsh Harbour is
going into its fourth year. This year
Grade 7 has been added and every year
another grade will be added. Principal
Mrs Cecile Albury foresees a high school
with grades through 12 and students
going directly to college from there.
There has been an increase in the
student body this year, from a registered
80 students last year to 126 this term.
There will be a total of 11 staff
members, four of whom are new
assistants and one teacher.
Grades 5, 6 and 7 will be studying
computers. French will be introduced
into the school for Grade 7.
This year there are plans to include
softball and track and field. Tennis is
also planned for the future.
Mrs. Albury said, "We do our best to
provide a good solid education and teach
them God's word."


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Pae 3 T Aaonan October 1997

Work Boat Regatta
"A new experience! Something you've Many of the shore activities will take the prepay
,ever experienced before in your life!" place on the mainland next to the ferry event.
bhat is how Administrator Everette Hart landing. In addition to the racing, there The R
poke of the All Abaco Regatta for work will be much shore entertainment. They ,
oke of the All Abaco Regatta for work are planning for 62 stalls, mostly for public su]
oats which will take place in Abaco on food but many for liquor as well as that are
november 6th, 7th and 8th. "It will be miscellaneous stalls. The fee for a stall is help raise
e biggest extravaganza to hit Abaco this $300 with the liquor stalls costing $600. hoping tc
ear," he continued. There will be 26 stalls allocated to North each disti
Class A work boats, from 21 feet to Abaco, 26 to Central Abaco and 10 stalls an amount
6 feet, and Class B work boats up to 21 to South Abaco. The committee hopes to Central A
eet will race on those three days realize $21,000 from the fees for the $15,000.
between Green Turtle Cay and the Green stalls. A new
urtle Cay ferry landing. Eighteen to 20 The All Abaco Regatta Committee has be sailing
oats are expected. They plan two races eleven sub-committees, each with specific sail for A
er day, one for Class A and the other duties and all are working hard to make owned ai
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By Stephanie Humblestone
Edmund Williams, better known as
Bonefish Town, and two American
tourists caught a 29 pound Permit fish
which is a record weight for Abaco. This
was the culmination of a two-day fishing
trip in the marles.

Death FROM Page 1
restraints and make telephone contact with
his mother about 7:30 that morning. Mrs.
Pinder came immediately and discovered
her son nearly immobile on the floor. His
wife was tied and bound on the bed and
found to be dead. An autopsy report has
not been released as to the cause of Mrs.
Pinder's death. Andrew Pinder was not
seriously injured.
The assailant is believed to have left the
island in a stolen boat which was recovered
later at the Green Turtle Ferry landing on
the Abaco shore. The police are actively


The first day they caught 18 bonefish
and the second day caught nine. The
highlight of the expedition was catching
the Permit. Mr. Williams, who is from
Spring City, said the tourists, who were
staying at the Abaco Beach Hotel, "were
really pleased with the catch. It made
their vacation."
pursuing many leads and are asking for any
information which the public may have
concerning this case.


Local Govt


FROM Page 24


of taxis on the road is not expected to
change. Some existing plates are expected
to be recalled or canceled.
Building Inspector: Paul Curry was
hired as a building inspector effective
October 1st.
Airboat Hotel Ltd: The permit for this
hotel project remains suspended pending
advice from Nassau.


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baco is the LONESOMEDOVE,
ind sailed by Lloyd Smith and
rt of Moore's Island.
noney will be given to all boats
the finish line in each race.
cond third and fourth place
receive varying amounts up to
laily in each class and prize
ip to $3,000 for the overall


winner.
In a live press conference on Radio
Abaco Mr. Hart felt strongly that the
regatta will bring money to Abaco. All
hotel rooms will be full, all restaurants
and bars will be open long hours to
accommodate the people, taxi drivers and
public buses will do well and there will
be great eating, drinking and dancing.
The committees include the following:
Finance chaired by Greta Culmer, Racing
chaired by Hugh Cottis, Public Relations
chaired by Frank Hepburn, Marine
Transportation chaired by Mike Malone,
Entertainment chaired by William Davis,
Stalls chaired by Lionel Evans, Protocol
chaired by Jack Thompson,
Accommodations chaired by Kendy
Anderson, Program chaired by Veronica
Saunders, Security chaired by ASP
Mortimer, Safety and Medical under the
Ministry of Health.


WESTERN AVTO
Visit our new Marsh Harbour downtown store in

Memorial Plaza
Household Appliances Housewares
Light Marine Hardware Fishing Supplies
Tools & Automotive Items Sporting Goods
One Block from the Marsh Harbour waterfront
on Queen Elizabeth Drive 367-4176


0


Lighthouse Marina

r Dry Boat Storage

While your boat is ashore, before you
have it launched, let us clean, polish
and make repairs so you can enjoy
carefree boating.

Dry Boat Storage Ten-ton Hoist
Hull Cleaning, Waxing & Polishing
Hull Maintanance Fiberglass and Gelcoat Repairs
Bottom Cleaning and Painting
Yamaha Outboard Dealer Factory Trained Mechanics
Full Service Marina with Fuel, Water, Ice, Bait & Laundry
Ship's Store with Fishing Tackle, Marine Hardware & Gift Items
Used Boats for Sale
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


Abaco Real Estate
Phone 242-367-2358
- Stratton Drive, Marsh Harbour


Scotland Cay One of the best
elevated lots on SE end of island,
magnificent view of ocean, sound &
Man-O-War
Great Guana Cay New 2 bed/1
bath cottage with right-of-way to
ocean and sound. Located just out
of town, wrap-around deck with
view of ocean and sound.
1 bed/2 bath cottage in town, just a
minute's walk to beautiful beach.
Lubber's Quarters Lots starting at
$19,750 Terms Available
Tilloo Cay lot on coast, great views
Treasure Cay- 12 lots $35,000 ea.


Marsh Harbour 2 bed/2 bath,
concrete block house in quiet part
of town, completely furnished
and equipped, fenced-in yard.
REDUCED TO SELL
CBS Duplex off Forest Drive, 2
bed /1 bath each side.
Hilltop lot in Govt. subdivision
Residential lot with all amenities
at Royal Harbour
Great Cistern Hilltop lot 4 miles
NW of Marsh Harbour, town elec.
Excellent Buy.
Bahama Palm Shores 2
adjoining lots. $39,990 for both


28 Lb. Permit Caught in S.Side Marles


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ctobr 1997 The Abaconian Page 37



More News of the Cay


Cays
Hope Town Cl
By Stephanie Humb
The Hope Town Cl
purchased a new state-of
oximeter machine. Smaller
held VHF, it has the capac
the level of oxygen in the
an invaluable tool for heart
patients where such inform
life-saving. Above all, it
Letty a clear indication of w
should leave the cay fo
treatment.
Nurse Attends Cardi
By Stephanie Humb
Nurse Letty Martz of
successfully completed an A
Support Certification Cour
in West Palm Beach. The
review of the protocols
experiencing heart attack
significant cardiac even
cardiac and respiratory an
both a theoretical and prac
Oldest Resident
Mr. Asiel Key died on S
in Hope Town at the age
born in 1908 to William a


Airport
in the interim period.
assurance that this
concurrently with construct
ta'm i n al


of Great Guana Cay. In 1933 he moved
FROM Page 4 to Hope Town where he worked at
inic different times as a fisherman, boatman
lestone and construction worker. He had four
inic recently sons, Ira, Will, Wayne and Jeffery; four
f-the-art pulse daughters, Janet, Arlene, Patricia and
r than a hand Barbara; 15 grandchildren and two great
ity to measure grandchildren. The funeral service was
blood. This is held the same day at the Assemblies of
and asthmatic God Church and burial was in the Hope
nation can be Town Public Cemetery.
gives Nurse Man-O-War
when a patient Man-O-War All Age School
)r emergency By Diane Sweeting
We the parents would like to take this
ac Course opportunity to commend our teachers,
lestone Mrs. Kelli Janes and Miss Judith Roberts
Hope Town for their dedication and perseverance to
Advanced Life our children's education under the
rse last month difficult circumstances. Man-O-War All
course was a Age School has twenty-six students and
for patients two teachers who teach grades one
ks and other through eight. We do not have a
ts, including principal at this time.
rest. This was Special thanks to some parents and
tical course. community members who come into
t Dies school daily to help. Without them we
september 26th would not have school at all as it is quite
of 89,. He was stressful for one teacher to teach four
nd Mary Key different grades at a time.
Even some of the older students have
felt their teachers' burden and have come
FROM Page 17 to the aid of their teachers. These
students also came to school the week
There was an before it opened to assist their teachers.
would run
tion of the new We praise these students for their growth
tionofthenew and maturity.
and maturity.


Lren l.
Administrator Hart threw everything
back into proportion by inviting everyone
to compare the size of the present airport
which combines both domestic and
international services with the proposed
international terminal. "Place the new
one next to what you have now," he said
illustrating how it could swallow up in
size many times the present airport. He
then asked all present to concede that we
will be better off and to trust that there
would be provision for additional
building when time and funds allowed.
Administrator Hart invited people to
bring suggestions to his office by the 6th
of October. Minister Dupuch promised
that the criticisms would be taken
seriously and said that it was surely
better to wait the extra month to "get it
right." Everyone agreed.
The meeting ended on a pleasant note,
having been very constructive. The plans
were left on the wall for the perusal of
any interested parties.


Discovery Day Conference
The Man-O-War Gospel Chapel would
like to welcome all to our annual
Discovery Day Conference that will be
held on October 10th to 13th. The
---


Shauna Payton McDonald


Anne Albury
Realtor
VHF radio 10or 16
"Four Winds"
Tel. 242-365-8568


Member


Conference theme will be The Gospel
Armour. .
Guest speakers will be Bros. Frank
Perry and Alex Pinder from The
Bahamas and Bros. Neil Dougal and
Alan Parks from the United States. Come
and be blessed.


Congratulations to Haziel and Cheryl
McDonald on the birth of their healthy,
beautiful eight pound baby girl, Shauna
Payton bom September 23rd. Love and
prayers from all your family and friends.
You've truly been blessed.


S P.O. Box AB 20655, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Reservation Day & Night Call 242-367-3980
Or call Alpha-numeric Beeper # 2980 at 367-3463
We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover Novus
One Bedroom Efficiency Microwave
Private Parking Refrigerator
Out-door Lodging Air Conditioned
I


Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes
N/aterfront Properties 0 New Marina
Rentals & Sales

0opE|T) o


1 Purple Porpoise Place
Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas


E Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors
.4" Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434


LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO STAY?
2 & 3 Bedroom Luxury Apartments, fully equipped
Beach front on a magnificent 31/2 mile beach or
On a Marina with private boat slips
All with pool and tennis privileges
Special Discounts offered September & October
Islanb Duearnsmasure Cay,Abac
Call 242-365507 or 365-8777
Fax 365-8508 Email: Dreams@oll.net


Rea at...Isad rezsMoe


P. O. Box AB 20030
Marsh Harbour, Abaco


Marcellus Roberts
Realtor
VHF radio 16
"Just Do It"
Tel. 242-365-8064


TREASURE CAY REAL ESTATE
P.O. Box AB 22183, Treasure Cay
Abaco, Bahamas
Tel. 242-365-8538 Fax 242-365-8567


Member


- - ~ ..--.~...


lWe're just minutes from restaurants on the
harbour & walking distance to grocery stores,
shopping tnd ferry docks leading to outer
islands. Yea will check into a spacious room
with television, air conditioning, ceiling fan,
microwave oven, small refrigerator and daily
maid service. Call 242-367.3776 or FAX 367-4179


"THE REAL THING"

REAL ESTATE Lots, Condos, Houses -You Name It
REAL HONEST BROKERS Our Word is Our Bond
REAL TEAMWORK Unbeatable Team With Over 28 Years Experience

Our clients become more than owners. They become part of
the family and life-long friends. Ask any one of them.
We consider ourselves "REAL ESTATE" plus
and stake our reputation on trust.


DONNA SANDS, AGENT FOR
REAL ESTATE
AND
RENTAL COTTAGES
Waterfront or Hilltop
Homes and Lots for Sale
Have Fun in the Sun
Go Fishing or Diving
Explore the Islands
Discover our Beaches
Golf Cart & Bike Rentals







ON GREAT GUANA CAY
Between the Deep Blue Ocean
and the Turquoise Sea of Abaco
Phone 365-5195
VHF 16 Young Lovers


I .





Page 38 The Abaonlan October 1997


Abaco Markets Takes Shares Public


Abaco Markets FROM Page I
Abaco Markets Limited is the first
Family Island business other than a
utility in The Bahamas to go public."
Some 1.1 million shares are being
offered in Bahamian dollars at $5.25 per
share. Funds raised from the $5.75
million offering that opened October 6th
are earmarked for debt reduction
following the recent purchase of
Solomon's Wholesale Abaco Division
and to fuel diversification and expansion
in consumer goods and office products in
the fast-growing Abaco area.
$10 Million in Assets, Nearly
Double in Sales
The company with 125 employees.
including those who moved over from
Solomon's Wholesale Club payroll to
Abaco Markets with the recent


acquisition, has some $10 million in real
estate, inventory and fixed assets. Among
its businesses and properties are Abaco
Wholesale, Golden Harvest Supermarket,
Abaco Markets, the Loyalist Shoppe,
which it purchased earlier in 1997, Boat
Harbour Mini-Market, Treasure Cay
Mini-Mart and Sawyer's Market.
The announcement of Abaco Markets
going public followed on the heels of a
$30 million offering by CIBC announced
in September. The coincidence of the two
will heighten awareness of investment
opportunities, Mr. Sands said.
"The increased interest, I think, leads
to a heightened awareness among the
general public of the opportunities
afforded by owning a piece of a growing
business, especially one with a solid
track record. Today, more people realise
PLEASE SEE Abaco Markets Page 39


A Golden Harvest shopper looks over the cosmetic selections in Abaco Market's showcase
supermarket. This is one of their two well stocked supermarkets.


Classified Advertisements

Houses and Land For Sale or Rent


Minimum for 3 Lines in one issue $7
Picture and 4 lines $25.00
Additional lines at $2.00 per line.
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the
Marsh Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677, FAX 3677 3/97

PROPETY & OUSE


Mikte _Liahtbourne R 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 $790,000
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 $175,000
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 cottges 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 Treasure 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
PREMIUM PROPERTY IN
ABACO & THE FAMILY ISLANDS
Tel 242-325-1950 or 242-322-4148
WE'RE NOT RICH!
BUT love living waterfront Abaco!
Contractor/Master Carpenter wants to lease
(with purchase option), rent or purchase
waterfront fixer-upper!
USA 1-515-244-5631-Ext 122
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
Bahama Palm Shore 80 x 120 lot on hill
Si1 iiii Call 367-2817


SEA GRAPE REALTY
ELBOW CAY Parcel on bayside near Fr, 's
Mangrove, 71' x 280' Semi protected co\e,
clec. power, $98,000
LITTLE HARBOUR Two storey house with
great harbour view, private dockspace. Fully
equipped solar system. On half acre parcel with
ocean view as well. $275,000
LUBBERS QUARTERS Lot in A.O.C.
subdivision, i60 ft. from eastern beach, along
developed strip. Priced to move at $17,500
Call Victor at 242-367-2749
V-.---


Great Cistern Waterfront cottage, 2 bedroom,
2 bath, laundry area, screen porches off living
room & master bedroom, workshop/tool shed,
well, / acre, sandy beach, beautifully
furnished and equipped, 10 minutes from
Marsh Harbour, $350,000 Call 242-367-4977
Green Turtle Cay Hilltop property,
approximately I / acres situate new part/New
Plymouth. Fronting along road along creek
harbour to settlement. Second road linking it
with paved road to settlement. Also has 12 ft.
Road reservation to Black Sound Harbour.
$260,000 c/o Floyd Lowe 242-365-4054 or
365-4011
Green Turtle Cay 38,000+ sq ft in Black
Sound, Benson property on N & E, near Dr.
Stella property, fronts on an open road
reservation leading to Thomas Russell Road &
into settlement. $100,000 C/o Floyd Lowe
242-365-4054 or 365-4011
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
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


Man-O-War beautiful property "Sea-to-Sea"
with ocean % imw 'Iromance and harbor frontage,
with boat dock, approx. 2 acres @ $575,000
Phone Haziel Albury 242-365-6178, Fax 242-
365-6159
Man-O-War Sea to sea large beach front lot
Call 242-365-6181


Land & Sea


Commercial & Residential
Homes Apts. Rentals Acreage
P.O. Box AB 20179
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Office phone & Fax 242-367-3276
Evenings 242-367-27R9

Pinder's Real Estate
Great Guana Cay, Abaco,
"The Unspoiled Island"
Over 200 lots starting at $25,000 also acreage,
oceanfront, hilltop and bayside lots
Pinder's Cottages, 2 & 3 bedroom, $650 to
$700 weekly. A summer special of $350 per
week per person includes one day fishing &
diving 0 One day snorkeling & island hopping
* boat & guide 0 all equipment included 6
to 30 people ......
Great Guana Cay waterfront houses built in
under 3 mo starting at $165,000 includes lot,
about 1000 Sq ft house with 2 bedroom, 2
bath, deck, porch & 12,000 gal cistern,
Call Edmund or Cher6 Pinder at 365-5046 or
CHERE B on VHF Ch 16
Man-O-War Beautifully furnished oceanfront
3Br home on 3/4 acre, 2 Br. Guest house
w/ocean view, utility bldg. & garage, standby
gen., sat. dish, golf cart, 50,000 gal cistern, ++,
ready to live in, Call Nancy 365-6329
Man-O-War WANTED Land or modest
house. Jim Greig, P.O.Box 1600, Bernalillo,
NM 87004 USA or call 505-867-6629
Marsh Harbour 2 b/2b 2300 sq ft on 30,000
sq ft lot (Keys Track Grant K-145). Fully
furnished, central AC, C-band & DSS, Kristi
Wong 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 367-2333 at work or 367-
3033 after 5 PM.
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, satelhliie, new furniture
appliances & more. $265,000 Call Hills at 242-
357-6617 or 512-261-6029
Scotland Cay Bay front lot over '/2 acre
landscaped and cleared for a home. $165,000.
Call 242-357-6617 or 512-261-6029
Treasure Cay 2350 sq. ft. house on 90' x 177'
lot w/80' dock on canal. Call 365-8028 or Fax
365-8508


LIVE YOUR DREAM AT

GREAT Il
ABACO [
C L U 8a|
Enjoy 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

MAN-O-WAR REAL ESTATE
Lot 150 x 175 with right of way to beach and
dock .................. $145,000
Lot 75 x 280 on the ocean ....... 150,000
Lot 50 x 285 on Clinic Road with 50,000 gal
cistern & rainwater catchment 160,000
Lot 62 x 150 near ocean beach ..... 49.500
Lot 70 x 100 with excellent view ... 69,000
Lot with furnmished house ........ 149,000
Lot & 3 bed 2 bath furnished house 175,000
Lot & partly furnished house ..... 226,000
Large sea-to-sea tract with furnished house
...................... .. 585.000
Very large lot on ocean w/two fully furnmished
houses, modem conveniences .... 795,000
Lot on the beach with main house and guest
house, sleeps nine .............. 380,000
For further information contact Haziel L
Albury, J.P., Call 242-365-6178, 365-6090 or
Fax 365-6159



Cooper's Town.
/ Weekly Apartment Rental
Bonefish Guides Available
2 Bedroom
Full Kitchen
Air Conditioned
Satellite TV
Jedco Inn & Apartments Ltd.
Call 242-367-4008 evenings
or 367-4100 daytime
Green Turtle Cay Roomy fully furnished 2
bedroom I bath 2nd floor apt. in 19th century
colonial bldg. in the heart of New Plymouth,
A/C, ceiling fans, full kitchen, extends street to
harbour with veranda harbour view. $500/week
Call Julie Roberts 242-365-4133
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 1/2 bath, central a/c,
satellite, $900. Call 365-6072 or 36fji3-14 7
Marsh Harbour Spacious waterfront
apartment I bedroom, sleeps 4, fully furnished,
A/C, deep water dock, Weekly or Daily. Call
367-3079
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 242-3"'-2(1,77
or FAX 367-3677
BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out
Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing,
Call 1-800-GO-BAHAMas (I-S' -I-16i2-2421)i
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First Public Fam.


Ocober 1997 The Abaeonlan Page 39


Is. Stock Offering


Abaco Markets FROMPage 38

that they can get a higher rate of return
on their investment by being a
shareholder than they would by putting
the money in the bank in a savings
account or on fixed deposit. Based upon
our offer price of $5.25 per share, our
forecasted dividend yield is greater than
current bank deposit rates, even for
substantially large sums. Plus, with the
purchase of shares of a growing
company, the investor who comes in















Mr. Reginald Sands


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


t Midway Painting
-- MIldew Removal





Painting Inside & outside Pressure cleaning
& mildew removal 0 Water-proofing Roof-
ing Rotten wood replaced Parking lots *
Leroy Tucker, Marsh Harbour, 367-3849


EXPERIENCED DIVE INSTRUCTOR
wanted for up-scale out-island resort. Captains
license necessary. Couple will be considered.
Phone 365-4360
Scuba Instructor wanted, must be a NASDS
and a PADI instructor, Interested persons
please call 367-4646
Experienced Operator needed: prefer land-
scape experience, must be experienced in the
operation of backhoes, front end loaders, and
large commercial diesel trucks, Call 357-6657


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

-ERHANISE FOR SA


12 KW Lister generator, water cooled, low
hours. Call 365-8472
Enclosed trailer 14 ft long, 7 ft wide & 6 ft
high, 2 axel, good condition. $ 1,800
Peavy 16 channel mixing sound board, 2
monitor & 2 effects sends per channel, very
good condition. $1,500
Peavy CS 800 Power Amp. with road case,
very good condition. $1,500
Call 366-2093
AC Arc Welding Machine 230 volt/225 Amps
250 gal. alum. tank, new, for fuel or water.
75 gal. & 100 gal. fuel tanks for fuel, I ea,
Two 150 HP Mercury outboards, Two 200 HP
Evinrude outboards. Call Sidney Sands, 365-
8028 or Fax 365-8508


early is in a position to grow with that
company. The investment in Abaco
Markets also has the advantage of not
being static because we expect to see
share price appreciation as we expand."
The firm anticipates that the majority
of the individual share issue would
probably be applied for by residents of
Abaco.
Home Grown Firm
"We are kind of like the home boy of
the area," said Lowell H. Albury,
Director, Operations Manager and
Buyer. "People here shop with us. They
have grown in their businesses and in
their hopes and dreams like we have and
we feel as much a sense of loyalty to
them as I hope they do to us. This is a
very tight-knit and unique community as
we are very much a part of it and
committed to it."
Being "part of the community," as
Mr. Albury notes, has paid off for Abaco
Markets. The firm, that started out with
the purchase of a somewhat neglected
City Market in 1975 and spent thousands
remodelling and re-stocking before
opening the doors, closed the books last
year with six stores and a sales volume
of $14.5 million. This year's figure is


20 KW GEN SET, Heavy duty 1200 RPM
Lister generator coupled to GMC 2-7Jdiesel
engine, recent to2 a4hii uW engine hrs.
.wwjxmm iiA ng s $8,000 Call 365-4471


OLD EYE GLASSES or cases for mission
trip for the need) Can be dropped off at New
Plymouth Hardware or Abaco Treasures.


1988 Oldsmobile very good condition
Must sell immediately $4,500
7.5 KW Quicksilver gas generator S 800
1994 Honda scooter, elite 80cc S1,000
Computer NEC Multimedia Pentium 75 with
windows 95 and lots of software. S 800
By appointment only, Call 367-4953


1991 FORD TEMPO, good condition,
Call 367-3744 after 4 p.m.
1988 Buick Skyhawk, $4,000. Call 366-0041
after 5:00 P.M.
1982 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbocharge diesel
engine. Excellent condition. Must be seen to
appreciate. $12,000 ono. Call Rex at 367-2601

BOATS &MARINE

16' PRO SPORT Bonefish boat, 40 hp Evin-
rude, elec. trim, tilt & start. All in excellent
cond. Asking $9,000 OBO, will not finance.
Call 367-2142 days or 367-3753 nights.
19' Aquasport 1978, w/1989 Johnson 150 HP,
low hrs., includes trailer. $3000 obo See at
Rich's Rental, call Leo 802-748-8324
22'3" ETAP 22i unsinkable Danish sailboat,
draft 1'4" 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, or call
610-294-9363


23' Bayliner Cuddy Cabin, 200 HP Mercury,
call 367-47641


26' DUSKY w/cuddy cabin, twin premix 200
hp '93 Yamaha w/75 hrs on new power heads,
tower, 110 gal. fuel, $12,500 Call Perry
Thomas 367-2142 from 9-5 or 367-3753
evenings.


Shoppers have a wide selection offrozen foods in freezer display in this newly renovated
section of the Golden Harvest Supermarket.


expected to be over $17 million and next
year's sales volume, with the addition of
Solomon's Wholesale Club and the
expansion of the Loyalist Shoppe in
office products, is projected at $23
million.
The Prospectus is available at Abaco
Wholesale and at Royal Bank of Canada
branches. KPMG is acting as financial


27' Hunter sailboat 1979, duty paid, Bahamian
Registry, 8 hp diesel inboard, depth finder,
auto helm, stove, Bimini & more. Was $15,000
now reduced to $12,500 ono. Available for
viewing at The Abaco Inn, Call 366-0133






34' SEARAY Sundancer, twin 1996 454,
FWC, A/C, generator, ice maker, radar, Chart
Link, color fish, depth, windlass, outriggers,
VCR, head w/shower, sleeps 6, new interior,
carpet & cockpit vinyl, very nice boat. $45,000
or best offer, Call 367-3234
34' Wood Hull Sport Fisherman, 1986 Ford
Diesels, 1,000 hours, stainless fuel tanks, many
accessories, duty pd. $19,500 ono. Contact
Keith at Edwin's Boat Yard 365-6006 or P.O.
Box AB20357 Marsh Harbour.


34' UNIF LITEs port sedan, twin 210 HP
Cummins, 2 A/C, ice maker, 3.5 KW Onan,
outriggers, Ideal anchor windlass, Loran, swim
platform. Duty Pd $29,000 Call 365-6288
36' Fishing Boat w/two 3208 Cats, one
Westerbeke gen., extras. $38,000 or best offer,
Call 365-4261


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


advisors for the offering and according to
Managing Partner Gregory Cleare, the
Abaco Markets Limited Prospectus,
which was created to comply with the
strict new disclosure requirements of the
pending Securities E.cLhange bill, "will
set a new standard in the documentation
presented by companies going public in
this country."


36' BUTEL houseboat, fully equipped, A/C,
stove, fridge, etc. Engine needs some work,
asking $10,000. Call Nassau 242-324-1147
after 5 P.M. or Cathy O'Kelleher 367-2835
after 6 P.M.
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39' 1978 Shucker 436 Motorsailer, great live
aboard, equipped for cruising, Chrysler/Nissan
diesel, Westerbeke 8kw generator, radar,
autopilot, SSB, VHF, GPS, LORAN, depth
recorder, anchor windlass, roller furling genoa,
sloop rigged, refrigerator/freezer with holding
plates, washer & dryer, $62,000 Voice 242-
367-3986, Fax 242-367-4478
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.


52' Houseboat 1988 custom aluminum hull, 2
Volvo turbo 130 HP dual prop I/O, 10 KW
gen. set, 2 Cruisaire AC, fully furnished &
equipped. 320 gal diesel, 700 gal water, sleeps
8, full galley, 3 staterooms, SI10,000 Firm
Call 367-2043
Two 135 HP Mercury used outboard engines
Call 365-8028


Boat Trailer for 16 ft or smaller boat, $300 obo
18 Hooker anchor, new never used $40
OMC Consol control used, works good $50
New American Standard Cadet toilet and seat
rare unique Carribean Shell colour $150
Call 366-0135


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