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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Creation Date: January 1998
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Disney Pleased with Jobs Response

Disney Cruise Line held a Job Fair in
Ud eSandy Point on January 19th to recruit
project. They expect their cruise ship
will make its first scheduled trip to
Castaway Cay in April. Mr. Thomas
Katheder, Executive Counsil, and Shane
Oakley, Human Resources Effort, were
spearheading the search for qualified
interested people.
Some of the jobs are available
immediately and others will be available
in late February. Most require excellent
communication and guest service skills
Ofand many require technical training of
various subjects.
The Disney Company realizes that
Abaco does not have a lot of trained and
.skilled people in the areas which they
,- require but they are willing to hire
trainees who will learn their skills under
a well qualified person.
ToThis is an excellent opportunity for
ITsome to learn skills such as electrical,
plumbing and diesel mechanics. They
need technicians qualified in diesel
powered generation, waste-water,
S shipboard engineering and landscape
management. They need boat captains
with Class B licenses and chefs with
training and experience. They require
lifeguards but realize that they will not
likely find any one on Abaco already
certified. They will offer training to
A junior lunkanoo group from Abaco Central High School competed in Nassau in the annual Junior lunkanoo Parade interested individuals. Disney will need


PLEASE SEE Disney


Page 32


Freighter Crew Helicoptered 130 Miles


One of the crew from the MERCHANT PATRIOT accepts a warm blanket
from Daniel Wiltfang after the 130 mile helicopter flight from the rescue site.
High winds and 35 foot seas hampered the rescue. Photo b5 Dan Wiltfang
Rescued Crew Brought to M.H.
The 400 foot vessel, en route for
On December 30th the 28-man crew, Savannah, Georgia, from Victoria in
Filipinos and 13 Indians, of the Hong Brazil, with a weighty load of steel
ong registered freight boat THE pilings, began sinking when corroded
ATRIOT were rescued 130 miles pipes in the engine room burst. The holes


northeast off Abaco in the Northern
Bahamas.


PLEASE SEE Patriot Paga 27


By Stephanie Humblestone
Severe flooding in Marsh Harbour
brought many areas of the community's
life to a standstill on January 5th as rain
teemed down incessantly for over 12
hours.
There was talk of the moon, the tides
and a combination of both but the bottom
line was that the town's inadequate
drainage system simply could not cope
with a torrential downpour which caused
water levels of 12 to 30 inches or more
in places,
Roads from the Marsh Harbour airport
into town were impassable. Cars,
headlights ablaze, endeavoured to
negotiate the waters. Many broke down
by the side of the road. Others in parking
lots became receptacles for water. Nurse
Peggy Sands, who works at the Family
Medical Centre situated in Lowe's Plaza,
reported that some parked cars had water
covering the seats.
Visibility was minimal and driving


uanglerous. Between tl, eic n IaIUU DIBalery
and the Shell Service Station on Don
MacKay Boulevard there was a short


PLEASE SEE Flood


Page 5


Election Required Due to
Promotion as Principal
An election has been called for
Treasure Cay, North Abaco Constituency
Polling Division #6, on February 17th,
1998. Nominating will take place during
the morning of January 29th at the
Administrator's Office in Cooper's
Town. No election will be necessary if
only one nomination is made.
The election is necessary because Mrs.
Myrtle Russell, Chairman of the
Treasure Cay Town Committee, accepted
the position of Principal of the Treasure
Cay Primary School. Accepting this
position disqualifies her from
participating in local government.


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L The News of the Islands


The tw enty-nine students placed fourth in the competition. This was Abaco's first time to enter a competition %which is
dominated by Nassau lunkanoo groups See story on page 2 Photo by Cavelle Mardonnetl


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Page 2 The Abaeonlan January 1998


Keeping the Junkanoo Tradition Alive


On December 16th, 1997, seven
chaperons and 29 students, 25 from
Abaco Central Highs School and four
from S.C. Bootle, travelled to Nassau
and participated in the annual National
Junior Junkanoo Competition. Together
with the expertise of costume-designer
Mr. Colin Curry of Spring City and
costume-maker Mr. Marvin Rolle of
Nassau the costumes were ready to go
within three weeks; the finishing touches
were added several days before the
competition in Nassau on December
18th.
The coordinator responsible for pulling
this together in the nick of time was Ms.
Cavelle Macdonell, the art teacher at
Abaco Central High School. Ms.
Macdonell, who hails from Canada,
came to Abaco with an extensive


eighteen year history in the arts including
acting and directing theatre, film and
video production and professional
painter/sculptor.
Ms. Macdonell states, "It is my belief
in the strong potential of the students at
the school in the areas of the visual and
performing arts that sparked the desire to
take on the challenge on such short
notice. Initially it was the students
themselves who cued me to their
potential. Those who attended my art
classes were my first performers,
drawing my attention as they drummed
on the their desks or on the inside of the
metal sinks, the way they walked and
danced and moved around the room, the
inclination to play and to light-
heartedness.
"While it was very rough going, most


of the time it was very rewarding to see
the students "fly." Their first premier
Junkanoo performance in full costume
was at the Radissbon Cable Beach Resort
where we stayed. This was the students'
first strong "rush," since there was very
little substantial practice before arriving


in Nassau. The musicians and dancers
verified my belief in them the rhythm
and spirit of Junkanoo is alive and doing
well on Abaco Island."
"The next evening of the competition


PLEASE SEE Junkanoo


Page 33


A Performing Students View


By Velma V. Strachan
Tenth Grade Student at
Abaco Central High School
The Junior Junkanoo group from
Abaco made a trip to Nassau to take part
in the National Junior Junkanoo
Competition held just before Christmas
break. When arriving at the Nassau
International Airport, there were people
there to greet us and even taking pictures
of us. They were bragging and telling us
how wonderful we looked in our
uniforms.
Well, getting to the greatest part, there
was a prison bus (that's what we called
it) waiting at the airport to take us to the
Radisson Cable Beach Hotel. At the hotel


we went about putting the final touches
to our costumes. We also turned the
ballroom into our own Junkanoo shack
with glitter all over the floor, crepe
paper, glue guns, glue sticks, you name
it, everything you needed was right
there. It was very fun and exciting while
everyone was pacing away and even
causing trouble.
The following night we performed for
the guests and the manager at the
Radisson. Before we were ready to
perform, the guests and locals were
taking pictures and even wanted to keep
some of our beautiful costumes. We
really did put on a show for the guests.


A portion of the Junior Junknoo tem show their costumesand their enthusiasm.


A portion of the Junior Junkanoo team show their costumes and their enthusiasm.


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PLEASE SEE Dancer


Page 34




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SNews of the Cays


Guana Cay
By Here Pinder
In days gone by, to bring in the New
Year, we often took part in the festi ilie'
of dancing out the old year and dancing
in the New Year. This was called
"Bunce."
As life goes on. Time waits for no
man but changes. As do our lives. Have
you thought about new challenges or
setting goals for yourself, family,
classmates, friends or organizations for
the new year? Did you make up any
resolutions? Well, set new expectations
and hitch your wagon to a star. Don't
stop until you attain your rainbow's end.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Roberts were
married December 26th, 1997, at the
Guana Seaside Gospel Chapel. Friend'
and family shared in the momentous
ceremony. A festive reception was held
at Nippers following the ceremony. A
special thanks from the newlyweds to
those who shared in their wonderful da).
The couple will reside on Great Guana
Cay.
IThe Guana Seaside Gospel Chapel is
leased to have Shirley and Ken Lewis
visiting from Wales. who will be here
through the month of January. They have
regular service with a movie presentation
of Tuesday evenings. Some of these are
travel and one night will be about the life
of Fannie Crosbh, the composer of over
a thousand hymns including the well
known Blessed Assurae. I Incle Ken
and Auntie Shirley as the; are
affectionately called, have been \iiting
the school in the mornings when they
have presented a most inteireiing study
about the kings and queens in the Bible.
Basil Sands has been the hospital in
the states. Our thoughts and prayer' are
with him for a speedy recovery.


reminded of Jeannie, who was active in
her church youth choir -- and always in
attendance at other church programmes.
If Oiting at the Sea Garden Club, we
missed teeing Chris at the end of the bar,
conversating with others. At the
Rooster's Rest, Oscar with his shy smile
was not in his usual place either at the
door or behind the bar.
We now look to 19981 Road work has
started again. Parliament Street is
completed along with some side streets.
Green Turtle Cay residents can now
subscribe to Cable Telexision. More
homes are connected daily. There's word
ol babies expected to arrive in 1998 and
mariage vows to be taken. Hopefully
BEC will sort out the electricity
problems, and outage will be a thing of
the past as we move toward the new
millenniuni And hopefully 1998 will
bring answers and justice to the crime
that shattered our community on
September 15th. 1997.
Road Works In Progress
By, Sephanie Humblestwne
Central Government has provided
funds for road works and the laying of
water mains in Green Turtle Cay. The


project started in September 1997 and is
approximately 60 percent completed.
Bayside roads close to the ferry dock
are being expanded. The project is in
four stages. The roads are trenched,
water mains laid in the middle, tested


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Happy New Year! The t10o" holildav,
are behind us now. Aftet weeks of
preparation, it' all over in a few hours.
How man% shopping days 'Wll C'hristmas
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All was quiet over Christmas on Green
I tule tC'a. Annual church programmes
and candlelight services were well
attended as people enjoyed celebrating
the true reason for Christmas.
Santa must have received good reports
as there were lots of smiling faces on
Christmas Day.
Although Christmas is is relatively quiet.
Green Tutnie Cay comes alive for the
New Year's holiday We look forward to
seeina many returning visitors and
second home owners during this time
A sick baby kept me home on New
Year's Da) but from all accounts the
annual Junkanoo parade was a success.
The ferry service was kept busy until
after sunset.
It didn't matter where we went over
the holiday., there were sad reminders of
the three young people our community
lost in 1997. In church we were


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The Abaeonian Page 5


10"


Flood


-12" of Rain Overwhelms Marsh Harbour


FROM Page 1


respite but outside the Loyalist Shoppe
the waters were so deep that one small
car sat for twenty minutes in rising
waters before the engine retired. A few
passersby stopped their vehicles but could
not stay long as they too faced the
possibility of breaking down.
Along Queen Elizabeth Drive from
Bahamas Family Market to the Marsh
Harbour ferry dock the flooding caused
traffic to crawl and dodge the deep parts.
Only jeeps and trucks managed to drive
through. Small low bodied cars did not
attempt it or gave up after a short
distance.
The low lying areas in the centre of
Marsh Harbour known as Pigeon Peas
and the Mud had waist-high water and
deep muddy pools with floating debris.
The settlements immediately
surrounding Marsh Harbour were badly
affected. Much of Dundas Town and
Murphy Town were inundated while
Treasure Cay 20 or so miles in the same
direction basked in bright sunshine.
Casuarina Point and Spring City to the
south were both well soaked by the
evening. Cherokee had its fair share of
rain but Little Harbour had more than its
fair share. On the night of the 5th of
January three twisters hit, bringing down
at least thirty trees. Resident Seff
Fessendon and his wife Oona gave a
graphic account of boats being lifted up
out of the water, radar equipment sliced
off the top and a seaside cabana hurled
up in the air and deposited in front of
Pete's Pub.
For school children it was an


auspicious beginning for the first day of
the first term of the new year. At mid-
day Silbert Mills of Radio Abaco
announced that the government schools
were closing. The grounds of Abaco
central High School on Forest Drive
were under water as were Central Abaco
Primary and Long Bay. Students at
Forest Heights Academy located near the
Marsh Harbour airport were loaded into
a school bus which battled the waters
into town.
Some businesses in the centre of town
reported damage. Mandy Pinder, owner
of Gardener's Eden, described the
damage to her property and stock as
"extensive." She measured 14 inches of


Gardener's Eden in Marsh Harbour lost
many plants due to the high water.


water in the main shop and ten inches
inside the cooler. Plants outside, silk
flowers, baskets and stands were all
ruined. The following day a couple of
truck loads of discarded stock was taken
to the dump. One week later they were


still cleaning up. The store remained
open through out.
On the 14th of January new stock
arrived on the Marguerita, and the owner


PLEASE SEE Flood


Page 23


Many cars stalled in the flood waters in the Royal Bank area. Cars in the parking lot there
suffered damage to electrical systems, starters and interior upholstery.

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North Abaco


Grand Cay
By Stephanie Humblestone
Destructive Fire
A building on Grand Cay which
housed the BEC meters and water supply
was totally destroyed by fire leaving
residents of the small cay without light
and water for over two weeks.
Walkers Cay, five miles west of
Grand Cay, demonstrated true
neighbourliness by donating material
required for transferring electricity and
barged in 15,000 gallons of water per
day.
A new generator was acquired and a
temporary building erected to house the
new equipment until a permanent
structure can be installed. Meanwhile
standby generators were utilized and
water purchased in bottles from the
stores.
Mr. Roosevelt Curry, a prominent
member of the of 400 strong community,
praised the residents for their resilience
and adaptability. "After all," he said, "it
wasn't that difficult, we just went back to
how it was two years ago before we had
the generator."
Commissioners Jack Thompson and
Everette Hart visited the site of the
disaster early in January and were
impressed by the way the situation had
been handled by the town.
Bahamahost Graduates in
Walkers Cay
An intensive Bahamahost course was
held at Walkers Cay Hotel and Marina
between December 15th and 19th. It was
organised and coordinated by Ms. Debbie
Huyler and Ms. Pauline Wells from
Freeport who weathered gale force winds
to be present. The guest speaker was Mr.
David Johnson, head of the Northern
Bahamas Tourist Board.
Eighteen employees of the hotel
successfully completed the course and are
now added to the ranks of Bahamahost
graduates. The graduation on the 21st of
December was well attended by a host of
friends, relatives and representatives
from the Bahamahost Alumni branch.
New Docking Facilities
Grand Cay is extending its docking
facilities to accommodate larger vessels
such as ocean yachts and freight boats.
Brent Lowe Company has completed
much of the dredging. Already there are
an additional five slips and many more
on the way. This small island, renowned
for its fishing, will have a "first class
public concrete dock," said Deputy
Administrator for North Abaco, Mr. Jack
Thompson.


A destructive fire in Grand Cay completely demolished the generator and generator house
leaving the community without electricity and water. But the resourceful residents got by
with water from Walker's Cay and got out their oil lamps. The government soon provided
a stand-by generator until proper installation of another generator could be made.
Photo by Jack Thompson


Crown Haven
New Library Opens
By Stephanie Humblestone
On December 27th a library was
opened in Crown Haven in a room
adjoining Agatha's Grocery Store
opposite St. Anne's Church.
The library, the brain child of Jean-
Pierre and Monika Filios, was dedicated
to the memory of Vivian Thomas. Mrs.


Thomas, who worked as plant manager
for Bahasea before, as Mr. Filios put it,
"she was called early by the Lord"
dreamed of setting up a library.
The facility, with its freshly painted
walls and pine shelves, is stocked with
1500 books, all donated by Bahasea. The
books cover a multitude of subjects
ranging from the classics to computer
science. Four sets of encyclopedias are


available for reference. Before the library
was formally opened by Father Santosh
Marray, children were seated at the large
reference table doing school projects and
leafing through the many large picture
books from the Kiddies Corner.
Seven-year-old Cherish from Freeport,
visiting family in Crown Haven, was
totally absorbed in a book and in her
words, "really enjoying myself." Eleven-
year-old Kaylah, resident of Crown
Haven, was busy with a school
assignment entitled Christmas All over
the World. She was surrounded by
reference books and maps.
Father Santosh opened the ceremony
by acknowledging the kind efforts of Mr.
and Mrs. Filios and added that Crown
Haven is now "a learning community and
a model for other communities." He
asked those present to respect the books
and take every opportunity to tap the
knowledge they impart. Mrs. Thomas he
described as visionary and a very
"vibrant person."
The library will be run chiefly by
Christine Curry, owner of Agatha's
Store, who put a lot of effort into
realising the dream, and volunteers from
the community. It will be based on trust,
trust to take care of the books and to
PLEASE SEE North Page 22


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$ 2,241,320
$ 2,423,141
$2,720,115
$ 2,012,058
$ 2,450,676
$ 2,060,508
$ 1,579,145
$ 859,506
$16,346,469
Marine
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$ 322,046
$ 70,560
$ 154,860
$ 818,765
$ 1,621,800
$ 36,450


Building Permit
Values Total
$26 Million
The three Town Planning Boards
on Abaco approved plans for
residences and commercial structures
in fiscal year from July 1996
through June 1997. The total value
of these buildings was $26,667,632.
Central Abaco District
Residences


Marsh Harbour
Dundas Town
Murphy Town
Man-O-War
Hope Town
Guana Cay
Scotland Cay
Other
Sub Total
Business and
Marsh Harbour
Dundas Town
Murphy Town
Man-O-War
Hope Town
Guana Cay
Other


Sub Total $ 5,423,781
Total, Cent. Abaco $ 21,770,250
North Abaco
Grand Cay $ 70,000
Little Abaco $ 814,680
Cooper's Town $1,108,335
Treasure Cay $1,328,550
Green Turtle Cay $ 721,902
Total for North Abaco $4,043,467
South Abaco
Cherokee Sound $ 34,065
Crou'.ing Rocks $ 210,000
Sandy Point $ 599,350
Moore's Island $ 10,500
Total for South Abaco $ 853,915


January 1998 The Abaconlan Page 7

Bird Watching Course Will Begin Soon


Abaco has been selected for the
Second Birdwatching Training
Programme sponsored by the Ministry of
Tourism in cooperation with the Ministry
of Agriculture and Bahamas National
Trust. The course will take place in
Marsh Harbour at the District Council's
Office in Dove Plaza on February 24th to
27th.
The course will consist of classroom
instruction and field trips conducted by
Alexander "Sandy" Sprunt, Vice
President of Research of the National
Audubon Society, Mr. Paul Dean and
Mrs. Lynn Gape, accredited bird
trainers.


This course represents Part I in the
accreditation process for birding tour
guides.
On December 4th, 1997, four
Bahamians, Keva Hanna-Lawrence, Eric
Patrick Cash, Carolyn Wardle and Fonti
"Sam" Duncombe, were awarded their
accreditation badges and certificates by
The Hon. C.A. Smith, MP, Minister of
Tourism, after completing the full
accreditation process.
Birdwatching has become one of the
fastest growing recreational activities in
the world. Statistics quoted in USA
Today and Wildbird magazine reveal that


20 percent of Americans are birders,
spending some $14.4 billion a year on
trips and bird accessories.

Statement to the
Public
The owners of the United Abaco
Shipping company want the public
to know that they were pleased to
bring on their ship the DUKE OF
TOPSAIL four rescue boats and
other sundry supplies for Bahamas
Air Sea Rescue. It was not a
decision solely of the captain.


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Page8 The Abonan January 19



South Abaco News


Moore's Island
By Josette Green
It is such a misfortune when children
are affected by serious and damaging
bodily conditions. It has been discovered
that young Rakeisha Knowles of Moore's
Island has a hole in her heart. Scans and
x-rays have shown that the hole seems to
be getting wider. Little Rakeisha's
surgery is scheduled for the 26th of
January. We the people of Moore's
Island are praying for her and ask that all
readers of this article please do the same.
Children are very precious and mean
a lot to everyone. Everyone who knows
Rakeisha knows that she is a very
pleasant and intelligent little girl. It is
quite a tragedy that a young child has to
undertake such a situation.
It is the request of the writer that
anyone who can help with Rakeisha's
medical experience please do so. Helping
can include the giving of a small
donation towards medical expenses which
exceeds $20,000. A few words of
encouragement would also be of great
help. Rakeisha's parents, Rebekah and
Kelsey Knowles, can be contacted at
366-6410.
All persons who have children would
understand how Rakeisha's parents must
feel at this time. Please pray that her
surgery goes well and that God would
strengthen her parents.
Other news in Moore's Island comes
from the recently formed Moore's Island
Improvement Association. The aim of the
Association is to help in the development
of the island which may include
education, community efforts or political
and religious matters. The acting
president of the Association is Mr.
Tommy Dames.
During the first week in January, a
community meeting was held to discuss
plans for the new year. The people
decided that anyone connected to
Moore's Island donate $10 a year. The
purpose of this is to ensure that if anyone
needs medical assistance within that year
finances will be there to aide them.
Earliest plans for the new year include
a trip to Marsh Harbour. The Executive
Board of the Association will hold a
meeting at the burial society in Murphy
Town on the night of February 13th. At
this meeting, an Executive Board will be
chosen to run the affairs of our
Association in the Marsh Harbour
district. On February 14th an all day
cook-out will be held at the Murphy
Town Park and will have lots of native
food and drinks.
It is the desire of the Executive Board
that persons from Moore's Island be
present at the meeting. Advertisements
concerning these plans and activities will
be broadcast during the week of
February 8th to 13th. Persons needing
any information can contact the
secretary, Miss Dorie J. Green at 366-
6063.
Cherokee
By Lee Pinder
Although unable to be there, I have
heard many glowing reports from those
who did attend the Epworth choral's first
cantata on December 14th that it was a
great success. Also we would like to give
a big thank you to Patrick Bethel for
stepping in at the last minute to fill in for
the narrator. The ladies of the church
served refreshments afterwards and a
good time was had by all.
A special service brought together
Methodists, friends and family from the
eastern Abaco region on December 21st
to listen to Rev. Carla Culmer tell the


old story of the coming of the Christ
Child and the reason we celebrate
Christmas. Many more were able to hear
the service Christmas morning when it
was repeated over ZNS.
That same evening Cherokee's annual
candlelight service was broadcast live
over Radio Abaco. Attorney Hartis
Pinder was presented with a plaque of
appreciation for his continued dedication
and many years of service to the
community. Hartis was taken by surprise
and visibly moved by the honor paid.
Cherokee hosted a huge crowd who
came out to be part of our Christmas eve
gathering around the tree and stay for
supper afterwards. It was estimated that
we served three hundred or more. We
were a little worried that we would run
short on food but feel certain everyone
who stayed got a meal. We would like to
thank all those who donated, cooked or


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L. Montgomery Shepard, 81, passed
away in December in California and was
taken back to his home in Michigan for
burial.
Mr. Shepard was a second home
resident of Marsh Harbour where he was
one of the first visitors to build a home
in 1960. He and his family visited
frequently and he loved living on Abaco.
He was involved with the Hope Town
Sailing Club, the Rotary Club and Marsh
Harbour Royal Yacht Club.
Mr. Shepard had been a very active
businessman who had many interests and
was particularly active in American
Republican politics. He will be missed by
many both here and in the States.
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Mr. Montgomery Shepard
Glen Cash of Hope Town, 46, died
on January 7th in Nassau. The funeral
was at the Assembly of God Church in
Hope Town and burial was in the Hope
Town cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Marina;
two daughters, Tina and Katherine;


father, Curtis; three brothers, Nigel,
Chris and Jeff; two sisters, Gloria and
Alva; and many other relatives and
friends.
Remorn Dames, 76, of Moore's
Island passed away in Nassau where he
was buried on January 10th. He is
survived by many relatives both in
Moore's Island and in Murphy Town as
well as Nassau.


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Page 10 The AbaonianJanuary19


Th7e Ed/or Sd/ .


.. It's Not Ruined.


. .It Just Lost Its Charm


A new sign has shown up in downtown
Marsh Harbour which boldly announces
the time, the temperature, items for sale
and notices of public interest. One of the
first public service messages reminded the
public of a school fair at Forest Heights
Academy.
We are getting mixed reactions but some
think the sign has ruined Marsh Harbour.
My own opinion is that Marsh Harbour is
not ruined but it certainly lost its charm
long ago to erosion by progress while it
marches forward as the commercial hub of
Abaco.
This loss has crept up on the town over
the years and the addition of a modem sign
did not tip the balance.
New Plymouth and Hope Town have
managed to retain a good bit of charm and
quaintness. These two qualities are very


hard to retain and even harder to reproduce
or make from scratch.
Charm and quaintness are neither
obvious nor appreciated by the native
resident community. They are an
obstruction to a commercial center.
Clapboard siding, wooden down spouts,
narrow streets bordered with rustic walls
and picket fences all add to the effect that
visitors want. Native residents usually
prefer modem siding, PVC down spouts
and wide streets for cars and trucks..
Asking the shipping companies to bring
our freight in a four masted schooner is not
real and neither is it realistic to expect
anyone to enjoy living in an old shingled
house. They aspire to live in a new home
with aluminum windows.
Everyone wants to improve his standard
of living and getting rid of the old and up-
grading to the new is a sure sign of
improvement, at least for those with the
PVC down spout. The old is not worth
much except in a museum and that is just
another expense to bear. In areas where
tourism is not a factor, the improvements
are welcomed with nary a glance back.
The tourism oriented settlements of New
Plymouth and Hope Town have managed
to retain a good bit of the old midst the
encroaching new. Cherokee still retains a
good bit of charm but with the paved road
and jobs in Marsh Harbour this charm will
erode away if not nourished carefully.
In Marsh Harbour's case, the erosion is
well advanced. Trees shed leaves which
have to be cleaned up. Grass grows and has
to be mowed. The best solution seems to be


pavement. Leaves and mowing are gone
forever.
In the central part of town, the main
challenge for developers appears to
determine the least amount of parking
spaces Town Planning will allow and still
get the project passed.
There is very little of the old Marsh
Harbour left. The Stratton residence on Bay
Street is a fine example of an earlier era.
The Beecham Archer house on the
waterfront beside the Customs dock is
another gem from the past although it is
well past its prime.
The town will do well to hold on to the
few remnants from the past as best it can
although there is little incentive for any one
individual to do this.
The waterfront is one of Marsh
Harbour's last frontiers and it should be
guarded carefully. Each property opening
on the harbour has the potential for another
restaurant, gift shop, marina or other
commercial scheme.
The Conch Inn and Mangoes erected
privacy fences years ago to maintain
privacy for their guests. What would the
effect be if this trend worked its way down
the shore? It is the waterfront that relieves
Marsh Harbour's drabness. As progress
and development continue, the open
waterfront should be fought for and
preserved.
Progress will continue to drive Marsh
Harbour forward and those who long for
the old days should work to improve what
we still have. Marsh Harbour does not
exhibit the collective will to retain the


The controversial sign has caused strong
opinions for and against. Some appreciate
the accurate temperature and time read-
outs.
remnants of the past.
Perhaps New Plymouth, Hope Town,
Cherokee and other towns left behind can
hold the line and sell the nostalgia. Marsh
Harbour will have to settle for selling the
concrete.
There is still room for improvement in
Marsh Harbour but the old days are gone.
More attention must be given to
landscaping and making new buildings
more attractive. Traffic and parking will
continue to get worse but innovation and
solutions must be tried.
Has the new sign ruined the town? No...
but Marsh Harbour will have to march
harder to hold the line.


In M1 y Humble Opinion.


.Does the Doctor Care?


By Stephanie Humblestone
Staff Reporter and Writer
DOCTOR! OH, DOCTOR!
"We don't stop for accidents in the
Bahamas," he stated unequivocally.
I was silent. Bewildered.
I have lived in the Bahamas for over
twenty years and I am married to a
physician. He knew that.
He repeated his statement a little more
forcibly.


Stephanie Humblestone


I removed the phone from my ear and
counted to twenty .
"I heard you the first time but I am
having a little difficulty in digesting your
words, doctor," I replied calmly.
I am always ultra calm when I am
ultra angry.
"Not in the Bahamas but as opposed to
where else?" I enquired.
"Well, in Britain, for instance," he
dashed off, quite obviously irritated by
my persistence.
"So you used to stop at the scenes of
accidents in England?" I went on
doggedly, hoping to be assured that he
stopped somewhere.
His casual reply that he has a policy of
stopping nowhere convinced me that he
was not only short of compassion but
also logic.
I concluded this was not a matter of
geography but ethics or lack of them.
I gently, but firmly, reminded him of
his Hippocratic Oath which he did not
appreciate any more than I appreciated
his driving past a crashed car in which I
was sitting. Hippocrates, Father of


Modem Medicine, would have turned in
his grale if he could have seen him slow
down, peer in and then hurriedly drive
off. Along with the famous guide line to
"Do no harm" is to give comfort by ear.
This doctor made sure he was well out
of range to do either.
I am still dazed but not from the
accident. My minor injury pales next to
the memory of his receding into the
distance, taking with him such cherished
sentiments as concern, charity and my
faith in the medical profession.
Litigation immediately springs to mind
as a mitigating factor in his defense.
Forget that. This is the Bahamas. We
haven't got to that point yet.
Technically his action or rather non-
action is, of course, not mal-practice.
Just bad practice.
"I wait until they arrive at the clinic,"
he explained.
"What, in a bag!" I muttered.
"Pardon?" he enquired.
"Nothing," I replied, having now quite
given up on him.
Was the doctor in question suffering
from a mental aberration on that day
which unfortunately coincided with my
accident? If so, do we need mentally
aberrant doctors? Was he just having a
bad day? (I was having a worse one!)
Was he simply having a day off from the
Hippocratic Oath? Had he become so
professionally jaded that we need to send
him on a refresher course? Was the


weight of the job and we all appreciate
its enormity too burdensome?
When a doctor can be neither a good
Samaritan nor a caring passer-by, then
perhaps it is time to choose another field
- or be put out to pasture! Take up
gardening, knitting, crocheting.
Something innocuous.
Law? Banking?
On second thought he wouldn't be
eligible for either as both a lawyer and a
banker stopped to enquire after my
welfare.
Idealist that I am, old fashioned as I
am often accused (especially by my
children), I hold dear a mental image of
a doctor which transcends time. He or
she is caring, attentive, reassuring,
willing to go the extra mile and I don't
mean away from the site of an accident!
Indeed, all the qualities I found on my
travels interviewing Abaco's doctors over
the past four months.
"We don't stop for accidents in the
Bahamas!" You and who else, doctor?
Fearing that a new non-stop, non-
involvement movement was underway, I
asked around and was relieved to
discover from doctors here that it is a
reflex action to offer assistance.
So don't worry, Hippocrates, one of
your sons strayed for a day. Rest assured
that at any future wrecks he will be very
much there, whispering words of comfort
and administering succor.
WON"T YOU!


Accidental Death on Elbow Cay


On January 21st 89-year-old Louisa
Hall of Massachusetts collapsed while
walking along the beach on the southern
end of Elbow Cay. A wave swept her
into the water where she probably stayed
for approximately five minutes before
visitors could get to her. Hope Town


Fire and Rescue were promptly on the
scene and tried for thirty minutes to
resuscitate her with CPR. Further efforts
to revive her by Nurse Letty Martz at the
Hope Town Clinic proved unsuccessful.
She was visiting Hope Town with her
daughter and family.


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Letters to the Editor


It Does Not Seem Right
Dear Sir/Madame,
I just found out about a terrible
situation at Abaco Central High School
that needs to be rectified. A young girl
made the mistake of getting in a family
way. She left and went away for a year
to continue her education at a special
school and have the baby.
She is now back on Abaco after
spending a whole year away from her
family just so she could continue her
education. The baby is with her and her
mother here, and believe it or not, she
has just been kicked out of Abaco
Central because she had a baby!
What is the reasoning here? She
wasn't walking around in a family way in
front of the students, she came back after
the baby was born! She was ALONE for
a whole year to accomplish this and not
give up her education.
How is she supposed to get educated
and get a job to support her family? Who
is being punished here? Was the boy
kicked out of school?
I would like the District Education
Officer to answer this letter publicly.
Maybe we should get Social services
involved. This is an outrage and a slight
against women.
Signed... Shocked
Special Teachers Needed
Dear Editor,
I would like to address an ever
growing need in Abaco for Special
Education teachers.
There are quite a number of students
in Abaco schools who have learning
disabilities. There is a broad range of
learning disabilities, some more obvious
than others. Therefore, it would be hard
to give an exact number of students in
the school system. However, if all the
teachers got together and tallied the
number of students in need of extra
guidance, the number would be
significant.
My youngest child has a learning
disability so we are painfully aware of
the lack of special services on Abaco. He
has Downs Syndrome. His diagnosis was
one of the more obvious ones and he was
able to be diagnosed at birth. We were
told then of the special services he would
require and we knew then there were
none on Abaco. So we bought books and
videos and went to conferences and tried
to find as much information as we could
to help Eric.
He deserves an education and he
deserves the help required to achieve that


education to the best of his ability. It is
the basic right of very child. Every
parent expects it to be carried out. We
have the same hopes and dreams for Eric
as we do for our non-disabled daughter.
They are basically that Eric can go to
school so that he will be able to get a job
and live an independent life.
There are no Special Education
teachers on Abaco to help Eric on his
most basic right as a human being:
education. The funds are not available to
put a teacher in Eric's classroom and to


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School News


Man-O-War School
Sports Equipment
Appreciated
By Diane Sweeting
The Man-O-War All Age School
Christmas program was held on
December 18th at the New Life
Fellowship Hall under the direction of
Neil Albury, Dawn Sands, Emily Russell
and Donna Marie Albury.
It was a great success and enjoyed a
good turn out. In attendance was MP
Robert Sweeting, who presented the
school children with a gift of assorted
sports equipment which was greatly
appreciated.
New Teacher Arrives
We are also very pleased to announce
the arrival of our new teacher, Mr. Larry
Elkins of Jacksonville, Florida, who has
come to us very qualified with a strong
background in science and computers.
We would like to thank the Ministry of
Education for sending him to us.
Flea Market Planned
Our annual Flea Market will be held
on February 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the Man-O-War Marina grounds.
Food, games and miscellaneous booths
will be the attractions. Proceeds will go
to the school for any general expenses it
incurs.
Albury's Ferry Service will have extra
ferries accommodating those wanting to
support the Flea Market. Call 365-6010
for times.
Students Receive Honours
By Kellie Janes
Man-O-War teachers and students are


proud that for the third year in a row we
have students who have excelled in the
Royal Commonwealth Essay Contest.
Marsha Sands was awarded in the
Commended category while Nicholas
Sands received the special status of
Specially Commended for his essay on
the pirate Black Beard.
We would like to acknowledge our
appreciation for Mrs. Marie Cherry.
Marie has been helping with our young
writers now for several years and it is
apparent that her tips are an inspiration
and that she has been successful in
relaying her experience as a writer to our
students. Many thanks to Marie and
congratulations to Marsha and Nicholas.

Abaco Central High School
TEAM Program Offered
Abaco Central High School is offering
its students the Ministry of Tourism
course named TEAM (Tourism
Education Awareness Module) to
sensitize the students to the importance of
tourism in our communities. This two
week course is patterned after the
Bahamahost program which has been
very successful in giving thousands of
Bahamians background information and
appreciation of our visitors. The course
covers such topics as how tourism affects
our economy, promoting the Bahamas,
careers available in the tourism industry,
how our attitudes and our service quality
affect the visitors and environmental
appreciation.
The leaders for the course are Ms.
Sherry Symonette and Mrs. Marilyn
Johnson, who are conducting the


TEAM, a tourist-awareness program developed by the Ministry of Tourism for high school
students is being offered at Abaco Central High School. Shown above are Sherry Parker
of the Abaco Tourist Office and Sherry Symonette, one the presenters here to offer the
TEAM program and a BahamaHost program in Sandy Point.


Bahamahost course being given in Sandy
Point at the same time.

Junkanoo Entertainers
By Clara Alcime
A Student at Abaco Central High School
Although school got off to a rainy start


this term, it didn't drain our hopes for
the new year. What better way to liven
up the school than with a Junkanoo rush
put on by our Junior Junkanoo team. On
the afternoon of January 13th the sounds
of drums, horns and cowbells which
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The Abaonlan Paae 13


Passengers & Pilots Fortunate in 3 Crashes


By Stephanie Humblestone
Abaco suffered a rash of airplane
crashes in the past few weeks, thankfully
none of them resulting in serious injury.
Walker's Cay
On the 4th of December at 5 p.m. an
accident occurred at Walker's Cay
involving a Piper Navajo Chieftain
owned by Amelia Aviation Corporation.
The aircraft was piloted by Philip Russell
of Boynton Beach, Florida.
Mr. Russell reported that the brakes
blocked. After three successive attempts
to stop the plane, he finally decided to
steer the plane off the runway into the
sea. Of the six passengers on board only
one sustained slight injuries.
Marsh Harbour
At 1:45 p.m. on January 14 a single
engine Ercoupe piloted by Van Allen of
Green Turtle Cay crashed shortly after
take off at the Marsh Harbour airport.
There were no passengers on board. Mr.
Allen was unhurt except for a minor back
pain. He was taken to Dr. Wilson's
clinic in Treasure Cay.
The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire
Department responded to a call from the
Police Department and used foam on
leaking gasoline to reduce the danger of
a fire.
Third Crash
At about 10 a.m. on the 18th of
January a twin engine aircraft Seneca
Tango, piloted by Eric Arens of Jensen
Beach, Florida, crash landed at Marsh
Harbour airport with three passengers on


board. They were Karen Kluse, Doug
McKibbin and Jim Godfrey, all from
Florida. There were no casualties. The
aircraft was rented from Flight Training
International in Stuart.
It appears that it lost electrical power
over Grand Bahama Island and non-
release of the landing gear caused it to
crash. Exactly why this occurred is under
investigation. Two propellers were
damaged as were the skins on the belly
to mid-wing of the aircraft.
The plane is now in the facilities of
Abaco Air, a charter airline company in
Marsh Harbour.


This twin engine Piper aircraft went off the
runway at Walker's Cay. The pilot, Philip
Russell of Hope Town, and the passengers
climbed out unharmed. The plane was
operated by Amelia Airways of Ft.
Lauderdale. Photo b) Jack Thompsoh


This Ercoupe made an emergency landing between the block plant and the Marsh Harbour
runway immediately after takeoff. The pilot, Van Allan of Green Turtle Cay, climbed out
complaining of a sore back.


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Dr.Barry Moore


Musical Guests "Cooling Waters"


with Dr. Barry Moore and Team


Abaco Central High School Grounds


Youth Night Friday
Concert Saturday Night 7 pm


Services Both Sunday Nights 7 pm
Week Night Services 7:30 pm


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The Abaconian


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On December 18th the Canadian Imperial
Bank of Commerce in Marsh Harbour
officially opened their Automatic Banking
Machine or ABM. Shown above is Mr.
Derrick Benjamin, Manager of the Marsh
Harbour branch, and Van Stratton, who
is cutting the ribbon and making the first
transaction through the ABM. Mr.
Stratton was one of the first customers of
the bank when it opened in 1959. CIBC is
the first bank to introduce an automatic
banking machine outside Nassau, first
major clearing house bank in the
Bahamas to go public and the first
Bahamian bank to expand outside the
Bahamas with a licensed branch in Turks
and Caicos. Larry Williams was the local
contractor who installed the machine.


January 1998

Tourism Asks For Community Input


The Abaco Tourism Office held a
Community Forum in Marsh on January
15th to update the business community on
Tourism's focus and asking for community
input. The meeting, chaired by Sherry
Parker, was attended by about 25 business
persons from the central Abaco area.
Suggestions from the business
community included:
Licensing and qualifying boat guides
with first aid, CPR and other training.
Making an information booth at the
airport and have it resemble a quaint old
Bahamian building.
Promote more restaurants and other
areas of interest outside the normal visitor
area.
Add a brochure rack at the airport in
the Immigration/Customs area for local
businesses to place their brochures.
A discussion ensued on travel groups
arriving here with a pre-arranged itinerary
with no room for local input. Frequently
these are not organized toward our ability
to showcase the best the area has to offer
considering the objectives of the visiting
group. It was felt that the local Tourism
office should have some latitude to work in
local enhancements to the pre-scheduled
itinerary.
Three items were on top of Ms. Parker's
agenda:
Upgrading the airport image which is
the first impression of Abaco which
visitors get when they arrive. Suggestions


included live music, an information booth
and more flowers, both potted and planted.
Instituting some type of hotel training
and awareness program in the local
schools.
Implementing a version of the
successful Bahama Host Program at Abaco
Central High School. A modified Bahama
Host program named TEAM is being
introduced at the high school on January
19th.
The TEAM program is to make the high
school students more aware of the
opportunities in the tourism field and to be
able to avail themselves of the tourism
potential. The TEAM program will make
the students more comfortable with our
Bahamian visitors.
Ms. Parker mentioned the revival of


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


Complimentary Dockage
Call 366-0095 or VHF Channel 16


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CHAMBERS

BRANCHES OF LAW PRACTISED:

COMPANY FORMATION AND MANAGEMENT
CORPORATION LAW
EMPLOYMENT LAW
DEBT COLLECTION
FOREIGN INVESTMENT
* LICENCE NEGOTIATION
* IMMIGRATION LAW
" OFFSHORE FINANCIAL ADVICE
* SHIP REGISTRATION


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OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE
BARRISTER-AT-LAW
COUNSEL AND ATTORNEY -AT-LAw
NOTARY PUBLIC


Abac Glass Company
Window Glass Cut and Installed
Pictures Framed and Matted
Screens Made and Repaired
Commercial Store Fronts
Installed and Replaced
Yale Windows
In Marsh Harbour beside Western Auto 367-2442


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






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Welcomes you in their branches in Abaco
Ask Barclays First








Barclays is the largest represented
international banking group in the area

ABACO BRANCHES
Marsh Harbour
367-2152/3/4 367-2210 Fax 367-2659
New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay
365-4144
We have other branches throughout the Bahamas to serve you


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MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO
BAHAMAS
PHONE (242) 367-2429


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NASSAU, BAHAMAS
PHONE OR FAX
(242) 394-6653/4


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Tourism's popular People to People
program which is very successful in other
Bahamian islands. This is the program of
matching visitors who would like to meet
local people with a particular skill or
interest such as bird watching or perhaps
spend a few hours socializing with a local
family. The matching is done with local
people who have pre-registered their desire
to participate.
The business community was invited by
Ms. Parker to assist the Ministry in staffing
the Bahamas booth at various trade shows
which the Ministry attends. These include
boat, travel, dive and other industry shows.
Interested persons should contact the
Tourism office for more details.








Marsh
By Uann Key Kaishin
The Marsh Harbour Sailing Club held
a very successful Thanksgiving Regatta
November 28th, 1997. Ten sailors
competed from Hope Town, Marsh
Harbour, Sarasota, Florida, and Tampa,
Florida. Conditions were 12-15 knots at
the outset of racing, but the wind died as
the afternoon progressed. This was
helpful for the juniors who came from
Hope Town,
Race results were as follows: Jim


January 'T e AiCamN Page 18

Harbour Sailing Club News


Kaighin, First; Mike Kaighin, Second;
Sandy Kaighin, Third; Lorri Kaighin,
Fourth; Liann Key Kaighin, Fifth; Place;
Thomas Bethel, Sixth; Andrew Wilhoyte,
Seventh; Morgan Engle, Eighth; Charles
Nightingale, Ninth; and John Pinder,
Tenth.
New club officers were elected on
January 23rd, 1998, to serve for the next
two years. Philip Hall, Commodore; Van
Stratton, Vice-Commodore; Jim Kaighin,
Treasurer; Liann Key Kaighin, Secretary.


Church News
Instruments Stolen Theological Course Offered
By Larhue Etienne By Larhue Etienne
Trumpet Assemblies of God was Friendship Tabernacle, in conjunction
robbed of their musical instruments with the New Covenant Presbyterian
between Thursday night January 15th and Church in Tennessee, is offering the lona
Saturday morning the 18th of January, Certificate Program of Theological
according to Pastor Carlton Dorsette. On Studies in Dundas Town. This course
Thursday night all of the instruments runs for a period of two years. Classes
were there as the praise team gathered have already begun with around 35
for practice. On Saturday morning, students enrolled for this semester. One
however, Bro. Hall noticed that the week of classes are scheduled to be held
keyboard was missing when he stopped in January, May and August. These
by to practice, classes are held at night on the church
When mentioned to the Pastor, he said ground beginning at 7:30 and last for two
that it must have been loaned out. This and a half hours to three hours. This
theory was discredited, however, when program is sponsored by the Christian
on Sunday morning all of the instruments Presbyterian Church of Tennessee. The
were discovered missing. The theft was professors are from the New Covenant
immecdiately reported to the Police. There Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. A new
was no evidence of a lone entry. It is professor teaches at the start of each new
now under investigation. On the other semester. The total cost for this course is
hand, services were held as usual. $40 plus $20 for a Bible dictionary.

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Gasoline & Diesel Fuel
Tires & Tire Repairs
Expert Mechanics
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The upcoming spring calendar was set
for racing days and regattas as listed
below:
Feb. 14, Harbour, Marsh Harb. 11 a.m.
Mar. 14, Parrot Cay/Hope Town, 12 N
Apr. 18, Pond Bay, Marsh Harb. I p.m.
Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta
April 24-25 Pond Bay, Marsh Harbour
Fri. 1:30 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.


ALL sailors are welcomed by the
club, and we will help you find a boat to
use if you do not have one. We are
always looking for more sailors as it
encourages us to improve our sailing
skills as well. If you are interested in
coming out "Sunfishing," give Jim
Kaighin a call at 367-3086 or Philip Hall
at 367-2701. We would love to hear
from you.


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Page 16 The Abaconian January 199

Dr. Francis Biney Serves North Abaco


Cooper's Town Clinic stands alone
among government clinics in the
Bahamas. A prototype of architectural
excellence, it is fitting that its doctor in
charge, Dr. Francis Biney, should be
equally as impressive in both his
expertise and manner.
Dr. Biney was born and brought up in
Ghana. After qualifying in medicine at
the All-India Institute of Medical
Sciences, he did a year's internship in
Surgery and Medicine at Korle Bu
Teaching Hospital and Konfo Anokye
Hospital. At the same institutes he later
went on to work in Casualty, Obstetrics,
Gynecology and Paediatrics.
His exposure to the Public Health
Section of the Ghana Ministry of Health
provided him with invaluable experience
in maternal and child welfare, nutrition,
family planning, environmental
sanitation, communicable disease control,
health education and medical care.
Following this, and in stark contrast to it,
he went to Holte, Denmark, where he
completed a course at The Rural
Development College. There, he learnt
much about rural and community
development, agricultural extension and


administration.
With his varied background, he
confidently faced the career challenges
ahead as Medical Officer in Zambia
where he was responsible for a busy
tuberculosis ward and later District
Officer for the Northern District of
Dominica where he was in charge of a
40 bed hospital.
Eager for new knowledge, he attended
many seminars and courses throughout
the Caribbean before coming to the
Bahamas in 1977. His first post was as a
Medical Officer in the Emergency
Department of the Rand Memorial
Hospital in Freeport.
Prior to arriving in Abaco in 1997
where his reputation as a competent and
caring doctor preceded him, he worked
as a Medical Officer in the Districts of
South Eleuthera for two and one half
years and North Eleuthera for 17 years.
Like many Family Island doctors, he
covers a wide geographical area south
to Treasure Cay and Green Turtle Cay
and north to Crown Haven. He holds a
clinic every Tuesday in Fox Town and
every Friday in Green Turtle Cay. The
remainder of the time he is to be found


in Cooper's Town Clinic. In his absence
the Clinic is operated by qualified nurses.
His staff comprises two registered
nurses, one nurse's aid, two nursing
assistants, one clerk-receptionist, three
janitors, one handyman and one
gardener. This entourage is not
surprising considering the size of the
Clinic. The word "Clinic" is, however,
somewhat of a misnomer as the lay-out
suggests more a hospital, which in fact is
what was intended to be when it opened
in 1994.
On entering the facility it is hard not
to look upwards at the imposing high


Dr, Francis Biney


vaulted wooden ceiling which resembles
a place of worship. The walls are a
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The Abaconian Page 17


Abaconian Nominated for Award


The Cacique Awards, which honour
the country's finest people, were held in
Nassau on January 18th at the Nassau
Mariott and Crystal Palace. Mrs. Lois
Albury of the Sail Shop, Man-O-War
Cay, was chosen as one of the three
finalists in the retail category and was the
only finalist from Abaco. Mrs. Albury is
well known throughout the Bahamas and
her unique line of canvas luggage has
been reported to be spotted in airports
worldwide.
Mrs. Albury attended the Grand


The annual thanksgiving service for civil servants was held in Sandy Point this year. An
impressive march to the church was led by ASP Mortimer and Ms. Sheila MacDonald of
customs. They were followed by police officers, customs and immigration officials,
teachers, office workers and others.


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Cannondale Klien Trek
Romantle troplel rooms Mens Womens Childrens
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Free boat docking
Scenic bar serving your
favorite frozen drinks
Wonderful food served
overlooking the oean
Breakfast, Lunch and
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Reservaton requested but not required Rentals
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Phone 367-2076 Fax 367-4916
P.O. Box AB 20006, Marsh Harbour, Abaco


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


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


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


For Bookings and General Information
Phone 305-863-4411 Fax 305-863-4788
For Rate Quotations
Great Abaco Shipping
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Mr. Mike Malone
Phone 242-367-2721 Fax 242-367-2774


On Hope


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Awards Ceremony in the Rain Forest
Theatre at the Crystal Palace Casino with
a reception following the awards
ceremony at the Crystal Ballroom. The
retail award was given to Claire Sands.
However, Mrs. Albury was honoured to
be chosen as a finalist for this prestigious
award. She was given a certificate to
show the honour.
This year marked the third annual
Cacique Awards Ceremony which is
sponsored by the Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism, the Bahamas Hotel Association
and the Royal Bank of Canada.


Town's waterfront bahamian cuisine
Bar Opens Daily 10 a.m.
Closed on Tuesdays
-.Happy Hour 5 6 p.m.
Lunch & Dinner Daily
Lunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pm
Appetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m. RENTAL
Call 366-0087 or 366-0292 K/ES
VHF Ch. 16 BIKES


TRAVEL IS OUR BUSINESS

A and W TravelService
With our present computer reservation service, We will get you where
you want to go and provide you with friendly and experienced service.
AIRLINES HOTELS CRUISES CAR RENTALS
Our courteous, competent staff will be more than pleased
to help you with your travel needs.
In Hope Town 366-0100 In Man-O-War 365-6002
SIn Green Turtle Cay 365-4140
JIATA Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Phone 242-367-2806 or 367-2755 Fax 242-367-3219


All Deliveries


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Please contact our Marsh Harbour Branch at
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Ask about our other services too.


January 1998





Page 18 The Aaonian January1998


Art Festival Hosted by Abaco Beach Hotel

The Abaco Beach Resort hosted its
First Annual Art Festival on January
16th to 18th. A total of twelve artists p -
participated and included local Abaconian *
and Bahamian artists as well as one from ,
the United States. The Festival featured

The Festival began with a welcoming
cocktail party on the 16th which was
hosted by Jim Cates of A & K Liquors. "
The opening ceremony was on the
morning of the 17th with Deputy '
Administrator Jack Thompson officially
opening the exhibition.
Nassau exhibitors included Chan Pratt,
Malcolm Rae, Eric Ellis and the Museum
of Art representing Ricardo T. Knowles.
Abaconian artists included Anne Ray,
Brigette Bowyer Carey, Don Barnes and
Ray Heimbecker. The American artist
was Nancy Sinclair from St. Louis,
Missouri.
The response to the art show was
warm and enthusiastic. Mr. Manni
Alexiou, is expecting that it will be an The lighthouse and other Bahamian scenes are displayed by Anne Ray ofLubber's Quarters. Administrator Jack Thompson officially
annual event, opened the art show at the Abaco Beach
pavilion.


Marsh Harbour artist Don Barnes shows his Bahamian nautical scenes.


Hope Town's Ray Heimbecker displays his watercolors.


Tilloo Cay artist Brigette Bowyer Carey demonstrates
her style on driftwood.


Nassau artist Malcolm Rae shows his paintings at the
Abaco Beach Hotel exhibit.


Nassau artist Chan Pratt shares a moment with Hope
Town's Ray Heimbecker.




Tihe Abaconian Page 19


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NASSAU OFFICE
TEL: (242) 325-2831
FREEPORT OFFICE
TEL: (242) 352-7421


ELEUTHERA OFFICE
TEL: (242) 332-2862


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January 1998




Page 20 The Abaconan January1998


The Abaco Animals
Require Kindness
group held another
spay and neuter clinic
on January 17th. Dr.
Brian Weekes from the
Community Animal
Hospital in Freeport
did the surgery
assisted by Dominic
Jasmine. Dr. Weekes
came to the Bahamas
very recently from
Monsterrat. AARK is
planning a spay and
neuter clinic monthly
which provides
discounted costs for
these procedures. For
more information call
Jillian Albury at 367-
2817.


S;Call for your free catalog
Building Materials
Windows, Doors & Flooring
Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets
Plumbing Fixtures, Paints
Lighting & Electrical Items
Hand & Power Tools
Garden Supplies & More
Close to the Port, Deliveries Arranged Phone 561-627-9555
3860 N. Lake Blvd, Lake Park (W Palm B) Fax 561-625-3357


Kentucky Fried Chicken


Walkers Cay Holds Intensive

Bahama Host Course


An intensive Bahamahost course was
held at Walkers Cay Hotel and Marina
between December 15th and 19th. It was
organised and coordinated by Ms. Debbie
Huyler and Ms. Pauline Wells from
Freeport who weathered gale force winds
to be present. The guest speaker was Mr.
David Johnson, head of the Northern


Bahamas Tourist Board.
Eighteen employees of the hotel
successfully completed the course and are
now added to the ranks of Bahamahost
graduates. The graduation on the 21st of
December was well attended by a host of
friends, relatives and representatives
from the Bahamahost Alumni branch.


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and the
UPPER CRUST BAKERY


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Christmas ant a prosper
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Biney


FROM Page 16


soothing pink and the ceramic floors a
soft pinkish grey. The waiting room,
huge and impeccably clean, has a
television and video machine. In one
comer is a reception area where staff in
starched uniforms are welcoming and
cordial. I was particularly impressed with
the very special rapport they appeared to
have with Dr. Biney.
Large hospital-style swinging doors
lead on to a maze of rooms which fulfill
all the requirements of a well-placed
Clinic. There are consultation rooms,
emergency rooms, assessment areas, a
laboratory, a pharmacy and in addition to
these a two bed male and female ward
complete with telephone and private
beautifully tiled bathrooms. The delivery
room has an incubator, cribs and a
suction machine. An impressive day
room with comfortable chairs is the
monthly meeting place for the Health
Committee of North Abaco.
In the well-kept grounds there is a
generator room and Abaco's only morgue
with space for two bodies. Dr. Biney
invited me in but I declined. "I'll take a
rain check on that one, thanks." Not so
for the Clinic though. It is so
comfortable, I wouldn't mind checking in
for a week!


Business

Briefs

The Outboard Shop in Marsh
Harbour has been sold to Mr. and Mrs.
John Robertshaw who own Dolphin
Marine in Green Turtle Cay. Both shops
are Evinrude dealers. The Outboard Shop
will retain its same name and staff and
excellent service.
Bahamas Realty Limited has opened
its first branch office in Marsh Harbour.
The firm, formerly Caribbean
Management & Sales Ltd, was
established in 1964. Working closely
with the main office in Nassau, sales
associates, Sandra Evans and Linda
Stewart, and office coordinator, Molly
Roberts, will bring to Marsh Harbour the
firm's expertise and cutting-edge
technology in the real estate field.
Bahamas Realty Limited has been
appointed the Sotheby's Realty Exclusive
Affiliate for The Bahamas. Sotheby's
International Realty represents a
worldwide network of offices offering its
proprietary marketing tools and
techniques.


On February 26th there will be a total
eclipse of the sun occurring across
northern South America and across the
lower Caribbean area. An eclipse occurs
when the moon passes between the sun
and the earth, causing darkness. In some
areas the eclipse will bring about total
darkness for as long as four minutes.
Here on Abaco there will be only a 40 to
60 percent shadow. The shadow will
move on earth at the rate of half a mile
per second.
This phenomenon is creating a lot of
interest among travelers. The tourist
industry is finding that cruise ships and
hotels in the area of the total eclipse are


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filled. It is one of the most phenomenal
natural events one is ever likely to see. A
total eclipse like this one occurs about six
times yearly. But many times the eclipse
occurs in remote areas of the world
which are difficult to travel to or where
the weather is unfavorable for viewing.
An eclipse causes many natural upsets
as animals and sea life go into their night
mode. However, this false night will last
only minutes instead of hours. Scientists
will be on hand to witness the effect the
eclipse has on some of the sea life.
The eclipse should be visible on Abaco
shortly after 6 p.m. Let's hope that the
weather is clear that day.


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return them to allow others to enjoy
them, too.
New Clinic for Little Abaco
By Siephanie Hunlestone
Construction of the new GOo~enuieni
Clinic in Fox Town is now nearing
completion. The contractor, Mr.
Hezekiah Mclntosh, hopes to have the
new facility operational by March. Thia
is a Central Govermnent project with
Local Government input and objectives.
It will be a spacious 4,000 quare loot
facility which will include a reception
and record area, foyer, waiting room
pharmacy, interview room treatment and
dressing rooms. In addition, there will be
two overnight rooms, a staff lounge and
storage area.
The new clinic will be specifically for
Little Abaco which comprises Cedar
Harbour. Wood Cay., Mount Hope, Fox
Town and Crown Haven.


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January 1998 The Abacnian


Waterspout Strikes Little Harbour


By Alison Ball
"Frigate bird fly low,
Strong wind soon to blow."
On the morning of January


Flood


FROM Page 5


and staff, with true Abaconian resilience,
returned to business as usual. Victor's
Beverly Hills Connection sustained heavy
damage to carpets and counters.
Fortunately the contents of the fashion
store were spared. Two days later owner
Gracie Knowles was still clearing up, the
door of her shop flung wide open and a
vacuum cleaner whirring. Gracie
reported water levels as "mid leg."
"Technically we were open but also
closed," said Mr. Travis Curry of
Lowe's Pharmacy, explaining that the
deep water prevented customers from
getting to his store. Carpeting in the
entrance way had to be torn up but there
was no damage to stock. However, Mr.
Travis and Miss Peggy spent the entire
night at the store sweeping up water and
monitoring the water level. The Royal
Bank of Canada nearby had the same
problem. The bank's patrons were unable
to park and waters, which manager Keith
Wells estimated at 18 inches deep in the
fore court, threatened to gush into the
front door which was "hard to shut."
It was only the very sick or the very
brave who made it to the doctor's office
next door. Dr. Frank Boyce described a
flooded waiting room from which he
pumped out 30 gallons of water. The
receptionist at the Abaco Medical Clinic
on Don MacKay Boulevard reported no
disruption of Dr. Elaine Lundy's
schedule. Water was quite high in the


residents of Little Harbour commented
on the thirty or so frigate birds hovering
in the breeze along the shoreline. Rain
clouds threatened us all day and by 7


parking area in front of the facility but
patients "walked barefoot" to keep
appointments.
Kathy O'Kelleher had the right idea.
After water damage to computer paper
and items close to the door were ruined
by rain, she taped up the doors both
inside and out with tape to prevent
further damage.
Surprisingly there have been few
insurance claims. One agent said damage
perhaps appeared to be more devastating
but did not merit reimbursement. The
claims are being processed.
Marsh Harbour airport was closed on
Monday afternoon due to its flooded
runway. Strong thunder storms brought
with them more rain during the night
which put the airport out of service also
on Tuesday. Passengers were diverted to
Treasure Cay where it was sunny skies.
On Tuesday afternoon the airport was
packed with hopeful travelers, may
sprawled out on the grass in front of the
terminal catching the last rays of
Abaconian sun.
Local government worked hard
cleaning up in the day a that followed the
deluge, unblocking the main drains. In a
relatively short time the town was back
to normal, shocked by the heaviest
rainfall ever.
Accepting of but not defeated by the
elements, residents constantly quipped,
"You now know why it was called
Marshes Harbour."


p.m. everyone was watching the celestial
show. Continual lightning flashes so
close together that the effect was of a
giant strobe light with no intervening
periods of darkness.
About an hour later people looking out
at the ocean saw a huge black column
emerge "out of the mist" and head
towards them, spawning waterspouts as it
approached. It came ashore between two
houses just south of Pete's Pub, ripping
palm trees up by their roots, snapping off
other tree trunks a few feet above the
ground but leaving both houses with only
minor damage and with one very
frightened lady hiding under the bed with
her son and her cat.
The tornado, sounding "like a B-52
bomber coming in to land," continued to
wreak havoc in the anchorage. First it hit
two 30-foot sailboats rafted together,


lifting one almost on top of the other,
leaving barnacles on the deck, broken
lifelines, bent turnbuckles and loosened
chain plates. One boat's sail cover and
dodger were torn to shreds, her wind
generator broken off, four solar panels
flung into the harbour and her dinghy
overturned.
The next victim was a 50-foot
motorsailer which was thrown over on
her beam ends so far that seawater ran in
through vents five feet above the
waterline. Her anemometer pegged at
100 mph and she dragged her hefty
cement mooring 70 feet down the
harbour. Next in line was a catamaran,
whose owner was thrown from his bunk
to the opposite side of the boat and
trapped there, unable to crawl up the


PLEASE SEE Tornado


Page 35


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Page24 The AbhaonanJnuary1998


Local Government


- at Work


Central Abaco Council 16 Dec. 97
The Council members are very
unhappy with the quality of work from
some of the persons employed for
janitorial, custodial and grounds-keeping
jobs. Since it is difficult to fire
government employees, they are
concluding that their policy for employing
new workers will be to put them on
contract rather than hiring them outright.
Then if their work is not satisfactory, their
contract will not be renewed.
Town Planning 6 January
The December 1997 meeting passed
plans with a total construction value of
$1,768,280.
A letter was read from Nassau
concerning specific fire code requirements
for commercial structures. Town Planning


member Clay Wilhoyte, who is also the
Hope Town Fire Chief, is to contact
Nassau for more information.
Marsh Harbour Town Committee 7 Jan. 97
Library: Yvonne Albury had shelving
built with donated labour; however, money
for the lumber has been difficult to find.
Chief Councillor Mike Malone donated
$400 for materials.
Pallets at the dock: The accumulation
of old freight pallets was discussed with no
immediate solution.
Spring City dump: The dump road and
the old farm roads leading out of Spring
City will be blocked off to discourage
indiscriminate dumping. Refuse collected
in Spring City will be taken to the Marsh
Harbour dump.
High-school clean-up: members were


Bonefishing Competitors to Meet


The Ministry of Tourism is planning a
meeting the first week in February to
announce plans for the 1998 Abaco
Championship Bonefish Tournament.
This tournament determines the winner
for Abaco who goes to the Bahamas
Royal Championship Bonefish
Competition to be held on Grand Bahama
this year on July 13th-14th. The
Bahamian champion goes on to compete
in an invitational tournament later in the


summer to determine the world's
champion bonefisherman. A total of only
ten entrants compete in this tournament.
Last year Maitland "Bonefish Dundee"
Lowe was the Abaco champion but the
national championship went to the entrant
from Grand Bahama. The rules require
the fish be caught on a fly rod and only
fish measuring a minimum of 22 inches
would qualify. The tournament has a
catch and release policy.


unanimous in their praise for the new look
at Abaco Central High School. This is
attributed to the new grounds keeper.
Quarry site: Members approved a
quarry site for crushed rock in the vicinity
of Turtle Creek which on the shoreline
east of the airport midway between Marsh
Harbour and Witches Point.
Touchton's Corner: Committee
member Lowell Albury is to consult with
several businesses but members were
generally in favor of closing the one-way
entry at this intersection leading into the
one way stretch of Bay Street. This will
be for a 90 day trial period. This corner is
one of Marsh Harbour's most active spots
for traffic collisions. Very few cars observe


the stop sign and it is felt that closing the
one street and allowing traffic to round the
comer without stopping will reduce
accidents at this intersection.
Access to Triple J Marina will be on
William Street between Triple J Marina
and Longs Landing Fish Market.
Road Signs: Steps are being taken to re-
erect traffic and street name signs.
Licensing 14 January 1998
Restaurant license granted to Richard
Cox for the building in Murphy Town
previously proposed and rejected for a
disco.
Liquor license rejected for the Castle
Cafe.


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More School Happenings


School FROM Page 12
greeted the New Year, could be heard
once again in .armony throughout the
school.
Creative costumes, dancing and
laughter showed that Bahamian culture is
still very much alive in the youth of
Abaco Air Expands
After 15 years and a "long time
coming," according to Denise Kelly of
Abaco Air, a new 12,000 square foot
hangar is under construction. Ten
thousand square feet will be used for
storage of aircraft, gas and jet fuel and
2,000 square feet for office space. The
new hangar, begun in mid-summer of
last year, was designed by Artech
Builders and should be completed in
March of this year.
Mrs. Kelly explained that the charter
company Abaco Air, the Aircraft
Maintenance section and Abaco Flight
Services will all be grouped together
under the title of the Abaco Aviation
Centre. The new facility will assist in the
running of this ever growing operation.


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today. Following our rush we had Mr.
Derek Andrews visit our school. He is a
Canadian who travels around the world
looking for musical talent to take back to
Canada.
On January 14th the students got their
chance to show off their musical talents
and enjoyed every minute of it.
Notes on Junior Junkanoo by
a Talent Scout
By Derek Andrews
One of the most impressive aspects of
the Junior Junkanoo is the way that the
embers of Bahamas tradition have been
made hot with the talent of the Abaco
youth.
The "arts" are a wonderful catalyst for
unity and pride. I have seen the youth at
Abaco Central High School surging with
pride. The unrestrained joy in the faces
of the participants is a strong message
that should be encouraged to grow.
There should be no confusion about
the value of a Junkanoo creative project
for youth at a school such as Abaco
Central High School. The uplifting of
struggling students, the encouragement of


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The Chemist Shoppe is happy to an-
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gifted talents, the self respect gained
from the experience are but a few of the
many positive aspects of a project of this
nature.
If Abaco Central High School aims to
lift its goals for unity, harmony and a
productive educational environment, I
feel it must look favorably on the
opportunities for artistic expression.
There are great talents amidst the student
population. Some need to be channeled
for great things, others may simply go
into their community and shape it with
the gifts that they have gained. Others
may shift the course of their education
path from failure to success through the


character building that may come from
the Junkanoo revival
The talent search auditions delivered
up another strong vein of talent, largely
in the voices of the young women of the
school. Gospel music through church
singing has launched many of the singers
to a level that should be further
developed. Whether a traditional choir is
created or a more non-traditional
marriage of heritage and contemporary
singing, there seems to be a potent body
of talent that can be harnessed into
another form of artistic expression, with
all the positive values carried in music,
dance and the performing arts.


January 1998


The Abasenlare Pa e 25




Page 26 The Abaconian January998


More Letters to the Editor


Letters


FROM Page 11


follow him through his academic career.
Why then couldn't there be a teacher on
Abaco that could travel from school to
school assisting the teachers and
evaluating the progress of the child. the
teacher could also support the parents in
their efforts to continue this learning
process at home. this way the students
don't get lost in the system and the
teachers have some support as well.
I would like to commend Pine Woods
nursery for giving Craig Albury a job
and showing the community that Craig
can lead a productive life. Many of us
are already aware of that fact but there
are still far too many people who aren't.
I know Abaco is a rapidly growing
community. Marsh Harbour in itself is
growing at a tremendous rate. I do not
think the community is aware of the lack
of services in our area. There may very
well be special education teachers,
speech therapists, occupational therapists
right in our community who would be
willing to lend a hand if they were only
aware of how desperately their services
were needed.
In closing, I would like to say that
these children are here and need to be
addressed. With the population growing
so fast, the number of children requiring
these services is only going to increase.
Moving to Nassau or Freeport or even to
the United States is not an option for
many families. Abaco should take care of
its own.
Sincerely,
Caroline Sawyer
A Library Correction
Dear Editor,
I would like to draw your readers'
attention to the fact that from 1990 to
1994 there was a library with 8000 books
located in a small, pink building,
formerly a post office, between Dundas
Town and Murphy Town. This library
was sponsored by the Professional and
Business women's Association of Abaco.
The continued support of the community
was fabulous.
We held fashion show, food sales and
many many raffles. These along with
cash donations allowed us to renovate the
building, inside and out, and to increase
the number of books which included
children and adult fiction, history,
science, geography, biographies along
with four sets of encyclopedias.
Some of the contributors to the
library's success were Great Abaco beach
Hotel, Wally's Restaurant, Mangoes,
Tiki Hut, Marsh Harbour Marina, His
and Her Jeans, the Schneider family,


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Diana Rose, A & K Liquors, Thompson
Bros, Lovely Reckley, Bank of Nova
Scotia, David Lowe, Royann Swain,
Susan Parotti and Myrtle Murray, along
with BPWA members.
Although the Abaco Community
Library was not in Marsh Harbour, per
se, Marsh Harbour area has not been
without a library for the past 15 years as
stated in the article October 1997.
As Founder of the library and
President of BPWA 1992-1994, I hope,
with all my heart, that the contributors to
the library's success would feel that their
tremendous support will never be
forgotten by the children and adults who
frequented the Abaco Community
Library over those years.
Marilyn Earle-Milburn
My List of Wishes
Dear Editor,
I have been quiet for the past year, but
during that time I have read, listened and
observed. The outcome causes me to
make the following wishes for 1998:


1. That the country will earn more and
spend less.
2. That the new Minister of Youth and
Sports will be bold enough to introduce
various pieces of legislation in an attempt
to curtail the violence among the youth
of the land.
3. That the parents of our
Bahamaland will come to the realisation
that discipline, respect and hard work,
positive qualities we were taught in the
40s and 50s, are building blocks which
can bring about a new direction for our
youth.
4. That the government will put a
moratorium on liquor licences much as
they have done on taxi plates and rental
cars.
5. That casino licences will not spread
to the Family Islands, especially to
Abaco.
6. That Local Government will no
longer be treated as a step child and be
given a larger piece of the economic pie.
7. That Central Government have
greater respect for the Local Government
Councils and not make important
decisions without serious input from
them


8. That the Civil Service will realise
that they are the servants of the people
and become appreciative, respectful and
productive.
9. That the government corporations
will come to the realization that they
work for the Bahamian people and
behave in such a way that the frightful
waste will be reduced.
10. That the officers at the Department
of Fisheries will awaken to the fact that
we are fast depleting many of our marine
resources and ensure safe guards are put
in place to check this disturbing trend.
11. That the government will examine
closely the way they have been issuing
citizenship, work permits and other
forms of immigration status, regrettably
to the detriment of the Bahamian worker.
12. That the government will pay
greater attention to the low-middle
income business so as to build a stronger
economic base for future Bahamians.
Yours etc,
Patrick J. Bethel


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Rainfall Tot
Reginald Patterson
maintaining rainfall records
six years and has kindly al
publish them. These records
Little Orchard area of Marsi
Rainfall varies greatly in
of Abaco. The cays receive
half the rainfall that sect:
mainland receive. Even on t
the rainfall varies greatly bet
and inland areas.
At the time The Abacon
press Mr. Patterson had rec
inches of rain for the month
On January 5th he reco
inches, which caused the flo
Harbour. The six year
January is 3.96 inches. Tota
1997 was 64.25 inches.


Patriot


were too numerous to patch.
ordered the engines to be tui
a Mayday sent.
The response was immediate
Coast Guard H60 Helicopter
from Clearwater in Florida
Air Force Base at Cape Can
from Nassau and two C130 c
were dispatched to the scene.
Gale force winds of up to 6
ocean swells of 35 feet pr
choppers from approach
PATRIOT. As her stem sank
the water, each member o
jumped 50 feet into the raging
where he was plucked indivi
hovering helicopter.


The Ahaconian Page 27


tals Miraculously only one man required
stitches for a minor head wound. The
has been rest suffered mild hypothermia and
for the past shock.
allowed us to The Clearwater team acted as scene
s are for the
Harbour commander and coordinated the rescued
to be taken in small groups to Marsh
various parts Harbour. Awaiting ambulances then
Only about transported them to the Government
ions of the Clinic where they were given dry
the mainland clothes, chicken noodle soup and fried
ween coastal chicken..
Some nine hours after the alert call,
ian went to all men, including the Captain who was
orded 12.98 athe last to leave the ship, were safely on
of January. Abaco soil. They stayed a few days at
rded 10.42 the Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh
od in Marsh Harbour until arrangements were made
average for by the owner of the boat in England to
d rainfall for have the men repatriated or have them
rejoin the boat in Freeport.
Salvage tugs towed the drifting ship to
FROM Page 1 Freeport where repairs are being made.
FROMPage Some of our local businesses
The Captain responded to the crew's needs and are to
med off and be thanked for their generous and
immediate help. Arawak Agency
ate. Five US coordinated all the rescue efforts and
rs, two each represented the owners after contact was
and Patrick made with them. Lowe's Pharmacy,
naveral, one Spooners and His and Her Jeans kindly
cargo planes donated clothes the day of the rescue.
Many individuals gave used clothing.
60 knots and The men stayed at Abaco Beach Resort
evented the and Abaco Towns while they were on
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deeper into room rates which the owners paid.


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By John Hedden
I would like to make some comments
on Scott Patterson's article of the last
publication of The Abaconian (December
1997), and then move on to some general
comments of (and for) the hunting
population at large.
The article is full of facts and
information and includes the delights and
rewards afforded the successful hunter
during the first days of open pigeon
season, concerns for hunter safety, bird
population conservation, and proposed
methods of population monitoring. I was
particularly impressed with the fact that
Mr. Patterson even suggested that
individuals volunteer to establish, finance
and work banding projects and the
migrations studies that follow.
It seems to me that the hunting
population is producing individuals who
see the necessity of good conservation
practices and are prepared to become
actively involved in implementation.
Others include Mr. Ricky Albury, who is
instrumental in wild hog restocking
projects from the progeny of his farm
production. Other hunters are becoming
more concerned over safe hunting
practices, both for their own protection
and concerns for the resident population
at large.
On the subject of forest fires, I still do
not believe that hunters are responsible
for the number of fires attributed to
them. Arsonists and pig-headed
individuals do exist in any population (so
why should hunters be any exception?) I
know from simple observations in the
cane field environment that the fires last
year came as a result of careless farmers
and inconsiderate management of the
public dump at the old Lake City site.
Yet the immediate reaction on the part of
the public is to blame the hunters.
Personally, I appreciate the fact that
hunters keep the old BAIL forest roads
open throughout the island, thus allowing


Our Hunters

the "nature freaks" among our population
the access to parts of the island that
would otherwise become immediately
inaccessible.
However, I do become disturbed when
I see non-target species of animals shot
and left on the side of the road. Red
Tailed Hawks seem to be the most
common victim, probably because they
become such an easy target while
perched on their observatory tree or pole
along the thoroughfares. These kills I
attribute to the young and uninitiated
hunters who are naturally exuberant and
trigger happy (having just reached the
legal age of hunting by themselves for
the first time). It is still inexcusable and
shows an immaturity and total lack of
consideration for the balance of nature
and the ecosystem which produces the
exploited species. But hopefully the more
seasoned and mature hunters will take
them in hand and educate them properly.
The other concern I have is over the
refuse and garbage left by many of the
hunters as they traverse our bye roads
and reservation. Instead of throwing cans
straight out of the truck window, why not
practice that curve shot and twist the
movement so that the offending article
lands in the back of the truck instead,
thence to a garbage can on the return
from the trip. The same would apply to
spent shot casings and packages left all
over the ground. Apart from anything
else I would imagine that target animals
on scenting spent cartridges would tend


Are Maturing
to steer clear of the 'polluted' area.
Overall, with the increased number of
concerned individuals motivated to make
a positive impact on the hunting practices
on the island, we appear to have a more
conservation minded approach to hunting.
Perhaps it is time now for the group to
formally band together in order to share
the responsibility of maintaining and
harvesting the hunted species, as well as
performing other studies for population


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Mr. Patterson very ably pointed out
that the responsibility rests with the
hunters rather than the Bahamas
government, more so because the
government retrieves no benefit from the
sport of hunting. Then again, maybe the
annual gun licensing fees could be raised
to a sufficient level to finance these
conservation studies and the employment
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More South Abaco News
N/...1 1 be htter ne~hni r ht's-ct7nT renttnseetaed he rod s
allmae bhis ne yeatr' reotioen, butu peettosneraedhecwd s


worked that evening. It was good to see
so many old friends.
Also over the holidays there were two
cookouts at the Long Dock in aid of the
new ball field and we are told they
cleared over $1,000 for the two days.
There were good crowds both days and
even the weather cooperated. Many came
to play and more to watch, but the real
thanks go to those who cooked and
worked, for without them there would be
no reason to go to the bank. So thank
you to those often forgotten......the
wives.
Every month I search for "news" but
as time goes by some things don't seem
as important, or even newsworthy as they
used to be. So, what is news? It's what's
happening or something to the reader.
Well, to tell the truth, nothing much is
happening in Cherokee, and I'm sure I
don't half know -what my readers know,
but I keep plugging along.
Someone once said, "Life has a way
of kicking one along like a football and
we never know where we'll bounce
next." Well, 1998 is here. What do you
think it will bring?
The holidays are suppose to be a time
of coming together, but often it can be
the loneliest time of the year. Far away
from loved ones or forever separated


/


Cherokee children found a Santa with
gifts for everyone.

from those who have passed away, many
often withdraw inwardly and suffer more
than we are aware of. Many need a
helping hand while others may only need
a friend who cares.
So in this new year, this new
beginning, let us all resolve to be more
understanding and pledge to be a better
person, a better son or daughter, a better
parent, a better employee or employer, a


all make this new year's resolution, but
more important, let us keep it.
Sandy Point
Christmas Program
On December 28th, 1997, Mt. Zion
Baptist Church presented their annual
Christmas Program. A wide variety of
skits, songs, poems, recitations and


A young Sandy Point girl is fascinated by
the Christmas program presented in
Sandy Point.


members of all ages took part in an
exceptional program. With Administrator
for the North Jack Thompson as Master
of Ceremonies, the program proceeded
smartly. Sunday School children received


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Jack Thompson, MC for the Sandy Point
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Christmas
program, enjoyed the rhythm of the band
along with Pastor Napoleon Roberts after
the service.


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January 1998


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Page 30 The Abaconian January1998


News of the Cays Continued


CayS FROM Page 4
has been purchased in the United States
but four local businesses have also been
patronised. To date some 32 men have
been employed.
Town Committee Chairman, Mr.
Roswell Sawyer supervises the project.
The work is also inspected regularly by
engineers from the Ministry of Works in
Nassau. So far the project has cost
$200,000.


Junior Standing
Andrew Wilhoyte
Shane Cash
Dean Russell
Junior Slalom Category
Andrew Wilhoyte
Shane Cash
Morgan Engle


38.21
42.51
39.67

42.52
43.40
45.77


They came from far and wide to celebrate and partake in the huge annual Junkanoo
Parade on the 1st of January in Green Turtle Cay. The narrow streets of the small
settlement were filled with the colour and gaiety of the event. The dance display at the
basketball court was so inspiring that spectators joined in. The rushing started at 2 p.m.
and went on into the evening. Photo provided by Mr. Jack Thompson


Road work is progressing well in Green Turtle Cay. The photo shows the harbour-side
road being widened, using the concrete pieces from the demolishing of the old roads.
Hope Town Photo by Jack Thompson
By Stephanie Humblestone
Second Annual Big Hill Derby
The Bahamas Bobsled Association had
its Second Annual Big Hill Derby on
Elbow Cay on the 26th of December. *
Crowds lined the course and cheered as B I
competitors tore down the 700-foot steep
hill. Entrants were divided into two
groups of 16 adults and eight juniors. Tour
The two categories were standing and
slalom.
Only one rider was allowed to each
vehicle. The car had to have three Bec
wheels, no gravity power, a towing eye
and be constructed of a minimum of 75
percent wood. Helmets were mandatory The qualifyit
and only one person was allowed to push expert Alexa
each cart.search of th
Many had built their own cars and search of th
vied for originality as can be seen from local accred
the photos. welcome.
The winners' best times are listed.
Adult Standing Category Clas
Stafford Patterson 32.19
Rick Sweeting 32.31
Ron Engle 32.32
Adult Slalom Category in coc
Rick Sweeting 34.44
leff Gale 42.24
Stafford Patterson 42.95
Adult Push Category '- -
Ron Engle 24.80 - --- -
Stafford Patterson 25.59
Riek Sweeting 25.21


Junior Push Category
Andrew Wilhoyte
Morgan Engle
Shane Cash


26.43
28.31
29.84


Competition was keen as each contestant
got his chance to excel on the slope.


The go-carts were much fancier this year.
Above is the maiden on the bowsprit,
bringing good luck to that creation.


Go-carts of all descriptions enjoyed the
Boxing Day downhill racing.


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The Ahbaonlan Page 31


More South Abaco News


South FROM Page 29
gifts and prizes were presented to those
with winning numbers on their programs.
Jason Roberts, Oeisha Roberts and
Carmita Roker were the ones responsible
for planning and organizing the program.
Rev. Napoleon Roberts is the pastor of
the church.


Skits were popular at the Mt. Zion
Christmas program. Ruth Flowers was
one of their star performers.
Thanksgiving and
Re-dedication Service
By Stephanie Humblestone
On the 4th of January a church service
was held for public officers of Abaco at
the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Sandy
Point. It was moderated by Rev.
Napoleon Roberts, the pastor of the host
church.
The sermon was delivered by Father


The organizers of the Sandy Point
Christmas program included all the
Sunday School children who presented
poems, songs, recitations and rhymes.
Hugh Chapman, Rector of the Anglican
churches in South Abaco. Mr. Preston
Cunninghan, Administrator of South
Abaco, gave the opening address. Island
Administrator Mr. Everette Hart spoke
on the subject of community service and
sacrifice. The vote of thanks was given
by Administrator for North Abaco, Mr.
Jack Thompson.
Corporal Hanna gave a beautiful
rendition of One Day at a Time, Sweet
Jesus and Jackson McIntosh read a
moving poem entitled Saved to Service.
The service was attended by uniformed
police officers, new police reservists,
immigration officers, teachers,
administrative workers and other
government workers.
Bahamahost Course Offered
The Ministry of Tourism is offering
the Bahamahost course in Sandy Point


for the very first time. This is the 14
offering of the course on Abaco. On the
opening night the trainers were
astonished when 62 persons registered
for the course. The opening ceremony
was on January 16th and included Deputy
Preston Cunningham officially opening
the session. The trainers for the session
are Ms. Sherry Symonette and Mrs.
Marilyn Johnson. The course will
continue until January 30th.


The Bahamahost course is designed to
bring about an appreciation of tourism in
our economy and covers a wide range of
topics including economics, history,
geography, flora, fauna, culture, the
effect of tourism on our economy,
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Disney Cruises Program Is On Schedule


The Disney Cruise Line
begin their inaugural sailin
DISNEY MAGIC on April
their first cruise ship will
Canaveral headed for N
Castaway Cay off Sandy Poin
foot 85,000 gross tons w


Disney
many of these employees to
cay.
Disney Company is con
benefitting this area. The)
working toward having all
employees on the cay but real
may not be feasible immedi,
will have to use Bahamians
islands or personnel off the bo
people can get the necessary s
The turnout at the Job
excellent and Disney is anticip
successful with their se
employees.


expects to excellent service. Their passenger
ig of their capacity is 2500 persons and they will
30th when have a crew of 950. There will be an
leave Port emphasis on families and they have
assau and dedicated 15,000 square feet to programs
it. The 964 mostly for children. There will be 60
ill provide councilors specializing in entertaining the
children.
The DISNEY MAGIC will sail from
FROM Page 1 Lisbon, Portugal, direct to Castaway Cay
before continuing to Port Canaveral.
live on the They will then have some pre-inaugural
cruises to acquaint travel agents with the
emitted to boat and the cruise to Castaway Cay.
y will be There will be no gambling on board
Abaconian either of the Disney boats. This will be
ize that that of benefit to Nassau as the ships will
lately. They remain in the port of Nassau for
from other approximately 18 hours during which
)at until our time passengers wanting to gamble can
skills. go to casinos ashore.
Fair was The construction of the DISNEY
eating being MAGIC is on schedule. The ship was so
search for large that it was constructed in halves in
two separate boat yards. The two halves


were floated and locked together while
the hull was welded. The construction
was so accurate that the tolerance of the
two halves were out less than one quarter
inch.
Reservations for the cruises for 1998
are going exceptionally well, better than
they anticipated. Many cruises are
approaching sell-out. The DISNEY
WONDER will be put into service in
December 1998.
The Disney Company is committed to
being a "good corporate citizen" and
helping Abaco in many ways. Besides
employing probably more than 30 people,
they will promote Bahamian arts and
craft items. They are making a strong
effort to locate sources so they can obtain
many items locally such items as fish,
conch, fruit and vegetables.
In mid-March the Bahamian
government will be issuing a special
commemorative stamp honouring the
commencement of this memorable
occasion.


NOTICE
Letters are being received on Abaco
from the African country of Nigeria.
They are offering several million dollars
if the person receiving the letter will
cooperate with them in getting money out
of Nigeria. The letter is part of a scam to
get money illegally and these letters
should be not be taken seriously.
Hundreds of people in several
countries of the western world have been
cheated of their savings. Do not become
involved in any of these fraudulent
schemes.



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Bahamian retreat on Elbow Cay's west coast 2.1 lush acres
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Open dining / living / kitchen Fully furnished
Decks on three sides Private dock Breath-taking views of Sea of Abaco
$575,000
Call Derek Lee Abaco Rep. 242-367-4608 or 242-365-6156


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the way to the hotel.
FROM A,# 2 "It was truly memorable...l guess you


was even more powerful. Abaco Central
High School was the smallest group.
their costumes were more traditional and
refined and their performance was
extremely coherent. The students played
and danced with gusto throughout the
competition for more than an hour and
continued, non-stop, outside their bus
drawing curious young onlookers from
other groups. Once in the bus they licked
their drums and shook the cowbells all


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Im, 4 f'4A4.11"r fk tflYt
('S.1 IARINA POINT Large 2 story house
in good condition on 3 canal lots, great for
honefish/diving lodge. $4tW,000
1.11 TIE HARBOI 1R 6 acres elevated land.
runs sea to sea, beautiful frontage in harbour,
? bed bath home, fill A.'C, 100 ft dock
with dock house, a luxurN property S750,111)0
RAHAM & PAl M SHORES 2 bed 2 bath
beach home, "' immming pool. solai panel'
gliril condition 3 I 110011
I Ot)Nt. R \H beauniful beach lot, 01'
beaeh \ 1 "'0. electnicivt & nAtel $611 0ii
M IN.I 4r kC 4f1 I1 nvri" on tIcn aid I.irc.
.120' water finilag nlt o creek tilOning.' I',sil
elevations, lock ini lItded $2I'.Out
F1 ROI)1 (Al 3 bed 2 bath with 2 cottages
and dock on Bacd 'ir ek pood \ News of
ighihouir and h ai'om l.Sit f n11
I 1' N4 CAY 2 1 narrs. sea to ean. hbac-h on
ocean side $214100Ih1
l t 1 H.ARntit 'l M11R IN i o 1\ I
built, finirti qualiI. t' inll ton, Me\i'ani
,1tiloe tlde I rencih douis, 2 sheltered ,ii'rks
PLI It %%1 RUORF wvterllont loti in
harbotul t10O I I '.' oIn.,
(;RIFEN TI RrI F V A\ each front lot in
Rt.i Pa $9$,000
Hilltop lot ', eilook ing Coco BaS,.
?4,000' q ft asking '
TRF %5' RT; (AY Prand new 3 bed 2 2
hath,. ivinp, dining, double gRarat, on the
canal '/0 $W Shed on i acre, aeoss from beach
$ 140,000
Adiaceni lot available $2', 0O
Call foi these ot other properties in Ah-,co
Tgl 242-'.2'.- 1,or 242-322-4145
I hrioler Sound 3 bedroom I bath, inv)
hiding, fenced %ard. furnished. $6i6i.1100 I 'all
367 426
I;'reen Turttle ("a% Hilltop pr.it'i'1,
approximately 1 V/ acres situate new pr, 1< 'c"
Phl'mouth. F'onting along road along ,,e-ek
harbour to settlement, Second load lnling it
with paved road to settlement. Also has I 1 f.,
Road reservation to lack Sound Harbour.
1siw,flu clo Floyd Low\e 242-3S6540%4 or
3.5-4011 -_ _I
Green Turtle Cay 3s,00i4 sq ft in Black
Sound, Benson property on N & E, neri Dr
Stella pmpevil. fronts on an open road
reservation leading to Thomas Rusell Road &
inio settlement S1001,000 Clo tloyd I owe
242-365-4054 or 365-4011 -
Guana a) 5'. Acre waterfont ridge op \with
4"' elevation on bluff on sound Sihnning,
views, public road, electrcitu available, town
I mile, $375,000 all or part. Brochure, Prian
954 042-4177, Fa' 954-947-7?211 oT Fldmrnii
P-ndei in Guana Cay .?4216-5046

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Congratulations' Opal Dawkins,
VelnI Strachan, Laterah Ambrister,
Latisha Bowleg, Anishka Armstrong,
Sarah Fenelus, Crystal Williams, Diana
Strachan, Linda Canillutt. Tara Greene,
Patricia Mitchell, Melinda Williams,
Nicholas Oliver, Teddy Delancy,
Johnathan Johnson, Nicholas Dames,
Brooks Mcintosh, Deon McPhee, Rudy
Smith, Alrick Brice, Darlo Mills, Damron


Abaco Real


Estate Agency
-Feture of the MOntMh
.i t S&


Wheelhouse
Iwo Story 2 bed /2 bath, concrete block and
wooden house on exclusive Eastern shores
Peninsula Frumisthed Sea tosea with likit
hut, boat ramp and dock rights. Magnificent
water ,iews 4ikmg $2'",tono
Phone ?4?-.ls" 23 oi Fax \67 2150


.1" % M ,

r;uana i a- on the Southeast end ,o the
island, \\ want to '' i. the right people to
share omur imiPitnifilC'-"i 12 acre estate We art
.-ilMt ing a prime tract oW 2 1 acres plus a deer
'water boat slip in our protected harbhour Thir
high elevation tract overlooks the hm-bour.
Foots C'a \ and the exceptional Sea Ot AhaCo
and extends to the Atlantic Ocean. 1he main
pai is cleared rv immediate blding. There is
a lawn, coroniii p1tn. hibiscus and rich
topsoil for gpankenin and nAl trees. 5, fl.lhil
Foi information or .proinment to view the
propely, call 242-M-61 ,9 l o1 viite to P,O,
IHto'\ 20315, Marsh Harbour
IHope 'Town Runon\od PR\. l.ot 58 160 X
Iln. hilltop over looking bay. 0i 000 Call
242 3fi .2076
Leisure Lee 11,'26 Sq. Pt, Cleared Lot w'i o
ft seawall & 40 Ai dock. watet & elec avail
S50,000 Call Reg Sands 367-2741
Lelurt Lee 3B 2B house on canal, dock, sea
view across from beach. A/C, utility bidM.
Bahama room, $220,000 or rent $1,400/week
Call angelique 367-4148 or Box AB 20791,
'.ali Halthoui, Abaco
Little Harbour Reauntilt secluded Rookies
Ray, beach frontage home on 2 5 acres, mature
landscaping, pin'ate. excellent di\ing &
I'lhinp at Nou front door A piece ol heaven
Pir e recall Cherokee Radio 242-366-2000 and
ask for "Palm Ridge,"
Man O-War I large quiet wooded lots with
piaeir pat h to fine beach, all with
undnmioeItaind elect. Some with private path to
harbour and dock location. Harcourt
l',mp,on, M 0 \\ *' I 4'' 1 4 AiS6
Man-O-, ar Reaiiufulli. furnished oceanfront
3Br home on 3/4 acre, 2 Br, Guest house
w/ocean view, utility bldg. & garage, standby
gen. sat dish, solf cart, 50,000 gal cistern, ++,
read to li\e in, Call Nanc> 365-63219
Man-O-War for sale by owner, prime ocean
Ironic piopert\ bordering on Sea of Abaco
Call 242.-65-6181F


Junkanoo


.11\ YOUR DREAM AT

GREATm


Fnio the lifestyle you deserve...
Water nm lots with private boat slips
in a secure gated communtm
%tailing at '000)
Call 243.167-4151 or la\ 367.4152

Pinder's Real VstWte
r eat 'tuana Cav. Ahbo,
"The Unspoiled I land"
I 0 214) lots staring a8 Sl?,OWM0 also creae
oeanfronti, hillio and bav.sidr iots
Tinder's Cottages. 2 & S bedroom, $650 to
,00 i weekly. A summer spernal ol t v pe0
week pet person includes one da\ fishing &
it\ ing One idV mnorkehngp & Inard hopping
I bon & u.idr all equipment included 6
to 30 people t 5*
tireittt 6ina Cvay vwaterflonl houses bill in
under 3 me stalling at $165,ftW includes lot.
about 1H0 1 q n house \\ilh ) bedroom, 2
bath. deck porch & 12, 0t' gial stern.
Call F'imind or herI P-nde, at .165-5046 or
tJRzBo.li J0- ____
Man 0i War .WANTF) l and or modest
ouhotik 1 0 ''r 1 I.\) Lh o l' I'U, BenI aialllo.
NM 5"0t4 lI SA or call .50 Pf-W6629
Marsh iHaihnt 2 b'b 21 i00 sq ft on tCo00'
N1 t lot tKevIs lrack GAtnt K 140) tlnl'
611 '0"dt't cntrnal AC, C band & I -'%, Kristi
\ g o i%-(_ l ,,, ,a;s
Mars H&ait4i, Two va\'cant tots In Int 1ai
Abaco Ct'lub n nrd tonflti,i n', with sea\vall,
facing the Hopre ltiwn lighlihotire l',Iic.ted
halhout side dock. $145.000 each oho Real
F-tntr Fxchange in F'ecpoll 2423-'1 4731,
r n 1' I 4"'(6. '.\,k fin In id1
Marsh Harbouri Govt Subdivision, 1 bed 2
bhath 2141 sq. I., ',1,00 gal cistern, ainage.
m.all t1r Call k'em n itd t at work io !"I
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I-asltrn Shore Miagnificent views o Abhto flom all rooms and wrap-around decks
Deep watet pier plus private sandy beach
across road, Fully equipped, beautkitill
finished, station wagon included FTraineR
I ing. kitchen, jalousied porch with wet har,
master bedroom & bath on upper level. guest
bedroom, bhath, utilii\ and painge on lower
level, 2i00,1(00 net to owne t'all 410-544-
1675 thni Tan 7, 9) then contact ownet on stre
Scotland Cm') Rile Crab Cottage, beautiful
ocean and bay view on 1.5 lots, 2 bedrooms
plus Inft, large cistern, satellite, new furniture
appliance & more, $265,000 Call Hills at 242-
35.76617 or 512-261-6029
Scotland Cay Ray froni lot over t acre
landscaped nd cleared for a home. s I(,0W11
Call A42.3 57.661 7 or 12 261 -6024
Scotland C'a) 4 bed 2 hath ocean beach front
house, tirnished, A/C, $40t1.O00t 01 )5,100"i
week) tental Call Danny at 561t 2Pp.1028
Srotland ('a Piitected wa\teifnomn lot, 90'
dock w ti) deep walter face tl'inte island has
3,4i0 atsi-tp $1N^,000 all *')4 7f5- 6030
Scotland a 'as Hitegiest & bc' i'mwo on pin\at
'srlnnr4. '.'looliag nocran and hay. 4 Ri 1 R.A
modem almost evewivthing new, I 'V acres, fruit
trees, beach, all amenities, 35 ft boat slip
included, complete read, to move in. Owner
561 746,-3337
Sprint 'its 3 bed I bath newly renovated
inside and out, fully furnished, satellite, fenced
back yard, Call 367-701 I
Will Exrhange lots in FI (6l. N ll),. MO)
(35), & 't (-6'" A) plus cash fonr conage. small
island or land. Stanley 561 -287-9294


Douglas. Rewesi Miwbell. Kirk
Thompson, )emetrius Hall, Roger Stith
Jr., Omar Bodle Dremeco Cooper and
Stephen Calitxte.

Viewpoint FnuW'peA8
shootists. Loosely extrapolating value for
value, a $100 00 pigeon would make a
thoroughly delectable component of a pot
of stew!
Again, commendations to all of the


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Pri at I" I .1"(i hewen A t) and t
satellite, vn ill 'ait Room iitl.6 l 3 0347
edrh m I bath 2ndi Spacious in aterf cntiu
colonial 1Al, Ren th thea only house on 5th
acre private island, sleeps It lots of porhesto
1BAT1n, 1 h\ ilh ve\anda hahoul viviewv, $S>00ve<'k
Call.ihe Robertt 2427-10-41 I
Hu pr Ion 11 0 ie Hill o>-11 ,% if I V>'na)Ip<
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Matt I on 'edrom Rent the only house on 50
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andbout for decks, beaches, rone to 10 minutes
flom Marsh Hadhin in protected Abco
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or VAX 161 %"7
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M anied to eni FIbow (Cav Qualiln, well
finished A h emomn, I hath 0o laigei home on
water with view ineinding 20' (min,) Run-a.

per visit, lP\e'rienrcd boater in area,
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environment in which they grow and
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Page 34 The Abaconian January 1998


Dancer


FROM Page 2


The manager wanted us to stay an extra
night and perform again but Bahamasair
was all booked out.
The next night we got dressed and off
we went to the sport center. We love
nothing more than being all ready to
compete with the other schools. The
music from the drummers and the rest of
the crew was unbelievable. One of the
groups from Nassau wanted us to join
with them but it couldn't happen because
we were already and hot up to compete.
Since we were the last group on the
road, we could take as much time as we
wanted.
The competition began, and would you
believe it, we were one of the best
dressed and the most beautiful dancers on
the grounds right then. We were already
coming down to the last. I had butterflies
in my stomach. After we got into the
gate and on the road, all I could feel
were the joints in my legs flexing out for


my body to be very loose and flexible,
showing the roaring crowd what Abaco
came to do. The back line and the
dancers lined up. When the back line
started to beat, it looked like there were
no bones in our bodies. After the music
hit us there were loud cheers from the
crowd chanting and cheering us on.
Abaco, are you ready?
For what? To wini
We performed for one hour on the
road at the sport center. But when we got
on the bus we could still see and feel the
Junkanoo music so we decided to carry
on all through the streets of Nassau until
we reached the hotel.
When we had unloaded the bus, Ms.
Macdonell ordered pizza for all 32
students. We decided to chill around the
pool and in the hot tub until around
midnight, eating pizza and calling about
how much fun we had showing people
what the Island of Abaco could do.


Members of Abaco Central High School's Junior Junkanoo participated in the national
contest in Nassau before Christmas. Photo by Caville Macdonnell


low


The Jr.Junkanoo rhythm drummers hold the beat for
the dancers. Photo by Caville Macdonnell


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Electrical Repairs & Installations
Electrical Supplies ,,
Bulbs Fixtures PVC Conduit & Fittings Wire
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Located on the corner of Grace Avenue and Bay Street, Dundas Town
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Junkanoo team members swayed in rhythm for the Nassau parade route.
Photo by Caville Macdonnell



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Dairy Products
Canned Goods
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January 1998


The Abaconian Page 35


Tornado FROM Page 23
suddenly vertical cabin floor. Her
dinghy, too, was overturned. Behind her,
an 11-ton sloop' bow was lifted straight
up in the air, her stem forced under and
water poured in through the
companionway, trapping the owner
inside: another overturned dinghy,
broken lifelines, shattered wind
generator. Yet another boat was heeled
over so far that her dinghy painter
wrapped itself round the blades of the
wind generator.
Finally reaching the far shore, the
tornado deposited everything it had
picked up in the anchorage dinghies,
wind surfers, shoes, oars, cushions, fish
traps, scuba tanks on a small beach and
set off across Tom Curry's Point, ripping
out more trees, tearing the doors off a
boathouse and flinging a satellite dish and
half a dozen dock chairs into the bushes.
That night the VHF was busy with
shaky voices, checking to make sure


everyone was still alive. Miraculously,
nobody was seriously hurt. House
damage was minor, boat damage a lot
worse, but everyone was still afloat.
It was a night we will all remember
for a long time. Our resident minstrel is
writing a song about it. And if we ever
see that many frigate birds again, we'll
all be leaving town on the next bus.


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

~- A
Midway Painting
A Mildew Removal





Painting Inside & outside 0 Pressure cleaning
& mildew removal Water-proofing Roof-
ing Rotten wood replaced Parking lots 0
Leroy Tucker, Marsh Harbour, 367-3849
METAL BUILDINGS
Various sizes
Designed for wind loads up to 150 mph.
Cost $25 a sq. ft.
Prudential Enterprises Phone 367-2418
Mr. Magic Pressure Cleaning Services
from all surfaces, drives,
walkways, decks, roofs, eaves
& fascia. On wood, cement,
fiberglass, natural rock, etc.
Mr. Magic makes dirt
disappear. Call Matthew
Claridge at 365-8053 for more
info.
Valentine Day Sailing, beaching,
snorkeling.Located in Treasure Cay. Lucky
Lady sailed in the 1997 Regatta. Contact Capt.
Jones at 365-0438



EXPERIENCED DIVE INSTRUCTOR
wanted for up-scale out-island resort. Captains
license necessary. Couple will be considered.
Phone 365-4360
Manager Beach Bar & Grill, good prospects,
couple will be considered. Call 367-2076
Cook New small resort on Guana Cay is
seeking to hire someone for cooking. Two
years experience required with references.Job
also includes some cleaning and laundry.
Accommodations are furnished. Contact Robin
Wilson 365-5137
Illustrator needed to draw for upcoming
magazine. Please apply in writing to P.O. Box
EE 17596, Nassau or fax 242-364-8774
Translators needed in foreign languages as
tour guide. Apply in writing to P.O. Box
EE 17596, Nassau or Fax 242-364-8774

A 7 A

20 KW Gen Set, Heavy duty 1200 RPM Lister
generator coupled to GMC 2-71 diesel engine,
recent top overhaul, low engine hrs, excellent
cond., Asking $6,500 Call 365-4471
6 KW Onan air cooled diesel genset, older
unit but in good condition. Complete spare
parts package, B$1,500 or US$ Call 365-4471


12 KW Lister generator, water cooled, low
hours. Call 365-8472
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, 1 ea,
Two 150 HP Mercury outboards, Two 200 HP
Evinrude outboards. Call Sidney Sands, 365-
8028 or Fax 365-8508
Treadmill Programmable Power TraclI $300
Call 367-2S36
Ron ing Machine L ifestyler CardioFit total
baod motion, lo'v impact, upright, good
condition $250 obo. 3 6 foot Spears $50)
total, 12 lb. Weight belt $30. Contact 366-0135
NEW REDUCED PRICES
Sony Stereo 10 components with 4 speakers
and cabinet. Remote Commander Model $790
Garden Speakers, commercial all weather by
Paramount of California $180
CD Player, Sony 5 disc with library
programming and remote $320
VCR Panasonic with on-screen programming
$290
MGA TV with remote $350
Sony Handicam CCD TR51 Video 8 with
stereo zoom, fade in & out, superimposing, etc.
comes with 2 spare batteries, charger and
carrying case $690
Dresser, 5 Drawer upright $150
Bar chairs white resin outdoor-indoor with
cushions, never used $550
Silk carpet, 10 x 12 hand knotted silk from
Cashmere, 900 knots to the inch, nevetrSi600
Persian carpets, two, hand knotted hall
runners 12 ft & 10 ft long $900 each
Singer sewing machine with zigzag and other
options, institutional model, very strong $95
Phone 365-8514 for information


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


1988 Oldsmobile very good condition.
Must sell immediately $4,000
7.5 KW Quicksilver gas generator $ 800
17' Offshore run-about $ 500
Call 367-4953



17' Boston Whaler 1985 Montauk with 1985
90 HP Evinrude, includes aluminum trailer,
VHF & depth finder. $9,500 Call 366-0080
22' Seacraft runabout, new Bimini, nearly new
150 hp Yamaha, new tank, Awlgrip, Taxes Pd,
$6,000 obo, See in Hope Town harbour, Toad
hall, Call 366-0291


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


25' Chris Craft fiberglass runabout, volvo
Diesel 180 HP turbo, 80 gal fuel tank, water,
special skeg protects prop, spare prop, Engine
runs well but needs some work, asking $6,000.
Call Frank or Peter at 366-0090 or 0095


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25' C-Hawk 1990, w/front cabin, 1988
Johnson 225 hp engine, 60 gal. Gas tank, auto
bilge pump, $8,500 obo, Call "Glazier B" on
VHF ask for Basil, or call Guana opr at 365-
5000 & leave name & phone number
25' Mako 225 hp Johnson 1996 fully
equipped, Bimini top, dodger, fish finder,
Please contact Capt. Jones at 365-0438
30' Morgan sloop, centerboard, Perkins diesel,
excellent Greiner sails, spinnaker triradial, new
rigging, Awlgrip, Fabulous racing record,
Taxes Pd, $18,000 obo, See in Hope Town
harbour, Toad Hall, Call 366-0291






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.


36' BOTEL houseboat, fully equipped, XC,
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.
36' Fishing Boat w/two 3208 Cats, one
Westerbeke gen., extras. $38,000 or best offer,


38' DELTA Commercial fishing vessel, fully
equipped, ready to go, 3208 Caterpillar engine,
8 KW generator, 5.5 thousand capacity freezer,
stabilizers, VHF radio, GPS, Very well kept
vessel, $60,000 obo, Call 242-373-4309 or
2898, Peter Albury, PO Box F40188, Freeport,
Grand Bahama


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.


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draft, ketch rigged, new designer interior, air.
cond., inverter, radar, TV, microwave, etc.
Twin Mercedes 240D diesels, dual steering
stations. Excellent for live-aboard or long
range cruising. Bahamian registration, located
in Marsh Harbour. Priced to sell $88,000. Call
303-239-6303 or 303-337-3654.


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, $110,000 Firm
Call 367-2043


Dry Storage for small boats, Call Eugene
Weatherford at 367-3965


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