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Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Creation Date: November 1, 1998
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Airstrip Repairs

for Moore's Is.

SSitphami. Hiunhl -'.,it
The contact for repairing tie NMoote's
Land runa,, has been awarded to
\\ augh Construction The Freeport based
compan.i estimates that work %%ill begin
earl,, next month According to Mr. Sonny
WauLh. President of the company the
IunI'. i', ill be 3 000 foot long %ith a 500
Ioui :,crrTUmn on each end hli strip ill
he 135 f'eer ', ide lie expects. his company '
,ill be able t-, complete the .\ork before
'hritnima
'The biggest part of ith project is
etminu equipment to Moore's Island from
Freeport." said V\ice President Brian
'AVauLh The company, ill bare about si\
pieces of hea', machinery to MNoore .;


PLEASE SEE Airstrip


Page 32


Disney Brings

^ 38,000 Visitors
Since Disney Cruise Line': first ship,
the Dirne' ,Alaei, c.lne iiito the island ol
Ihe Bahamas for the first time three
"fmdlittago, more than 38,00Q4 Disneiff
ueIlt.- h-ie isited the Pon of Nassau
arnd DisneN 's Casidw aa Ca\.
When the line's second ship. Disney
Wonder (~thich %will also be registered in
The Bahamas) enters service in late
spring 1999, more than a half million
guests will visit the islands of The
Bahamas each .ear. Imponanil), the
majorii\ of these half million visitors,
hailing from all over the United States
and countries as far awaN as Japan, are
taking their first cruise and visiting The


PLEASE SEE Disney


Page 28


All Abaco Regatta Returns


Hope Town children were treated to an sailing lesson on the ABACO RAGE
last summer during a Summer Sailing Camp sponsored by the Hope Town
Sailing Club and directed by Jim Laughlin. The RAGE will be competing Oc-
tober 29, 30 & 31 against other Class A Bahamian work boats.
Photo by Susi Franz


By Isobel Sherman
Everything is go for the second
Annual All Abaco Regatta to be held off
the waters of Treasure Cay and Green
Turtle Cay on the 29th, 30th and 31 st of
October. According to Commodore
Hubert Smith they are expecting 42 boats
to race in three classes, A, B and C
The programme for the racing has
been released. According to Mr. Everette
Hart, Island Administrator and Racing
Chairman, prize money for all of the
races but one has been secured.
Fund Raising for the All
Abaco Regatta
Each section of Abaco, South, Central
and North, has been give a goal for the
amount of money to raise funds for the
All Abaco Regatta.
On October 12th a major fund raiser
was held at the regatta village site at the
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock. On
October 17th a Steak-out was held across
from Dove Plaza.
Many fund raisers have to be held in
Central Abaco as their goal is to raise
$20,000. T-shirts being made by Rolles
Souvenirs in Freeport will be sold before
the regatta and an island wide T-shirt
Day is being planned.
Every Sunday evening at the Regatta
Village site at the ferry dock at the
Treasure Cay airport there is an old
fashion Fish Fry sponsored by the All
Abaco Regatta Committee to raise funds
PLEASE SEE Regatta Page 2


Race Times

on Page 2


Forensic Tests Delay Inquest

into Jeannie Pinder's Death


A packed courtroom in Marsh Harbour
listened to the Coroner's Inquest into last
September's death of Jeannie Sands Pinder
of Green Turtle Cay. As the events of the
night of September 14, 1997, unfolded, the
35 spectators able to get a seat in the
packed room were quietly straining to hear
every word. By the third day of testimony
additional chairs were brought in allowing
another ten persons to hear firsthand of the
night's events.
The Inquest which began on October 7,
1998, more than a year after the incident,


was presided over by Coroner's Magistrate
Winston Saunders. Crown Counsel Gibson
led the witnesses into the events they were
testifying to. Lawyer Thomas Evans, Q.C.,
handled matters of primary concern to the
Sands family while Lawyers Henry
Bostwick, Q.C., and Pericles Maillis led the
questioning or clarified matters of concern
to the Pinder family.
This public Inquest is an attempt to
determine what happened that night and if


PLEASE SEE Inquest


Page 26


The Abaconian Begins Publishing

Two Issues Each Month
Beginning in November, a mid-month edition of this newspaper will be published.


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yThe Volume 6, Number 10 November 1st, 1998 ^




SAbaconian

SThe News of Abaco and its Cays
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Rev. Sweeting Accepts Cherokee Gift


An original watercolor was presented to Rev. Charles Sweeting, President of
the Bahamas Conference of Methodist Churches, for the Nassau headquar-
ters. Rev. Sweeting was in Cherokee for the dedication of improvements to
the 60 year old building. Approximately 200 people attended the service.
Pictured I. to r. are Rev, Sweeting, Larry Neilly, Chairman of the Congrega-
tioral Board and Rev: Carla Culmer, resident Methodist minister on Abaco.
Additional story on Page 14





Page 2 The Abaconlan November 1st, 1998


Regatta Fever Sweeps Abaco


Regatta FROM Page 1
for the Second Annual All Abaco
Regatta.
Mr. Frank Hepburn, Public Relations
chairman for the All Abaco Regatta
Committee, told me in a telephone
interview that the All Abaco Regatta is
right on target and that it will -be bigger
and better than last year's regatta. This
year's regatta will be held on October
29th to 31st October. This is mid-term
break for the school children of Abaco.
Lobster Fest
A Lobster Fest was held on Discovery
Day, October 12th, at the All Abaco
Regatta Village site at the Green Turtle
Cay ferry dock. Organized for fund
raising by the All Abaco Regatta
Committee, patrons were able to buy
lobster in all forms from Lobster Salad,
Cracked Lobster, Grilled Lobster,
Steamed Lobster and Lobster any way
you wanted to eat it. Other foods were
available as well.
The activities continued all day and
well into the night. People were


continually coming and going and
enjoying the atmosphere and camaraderie
of the occasion.


Mrs. Ethellee Wilson is hard at work
raising funds for the All Abaco Regatta,
shown here. ladling sauce on a serving of
guava duff.


All Abaco Regatta Racing Schedule


9:00 a.m. Class C
11:30 a.m. Class B
3:00 p.m. Class A


Trophy

October 29th
Bahama Pride Cup Race
Treasure Cay Cup Race
Governor General's Race


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Class B
Class A


Class C
Class B
Class A


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Barclays Bank Trophy Race
Shell Bahamas Trophy Race

October 31st
Myers Rpm Cup Race
Archer/Hudson Cup Race
Prime Minister's Cup Race


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Myers Rum Ltd
Archer/Hudson Families
Rosie's Enterprises and
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Series Prizes
Abaco Challenge Series sponsored by Disney Cruise Lines
Brendal's Dive Shop and CIBC (Bahamas) Ltd.
Abaco Wholesale Ltd and Green Turile Club


The residents of Sandy Point and Crossing
Rocks held one of their fund raising
dinners across from Dove Plaza. Shown
above are Valerie Lightbourne and
Carmita Roker tending the grill.
Rainfall
The weather on Abaco seems to be in
a normal pattern now. The early months
of 1998 were very rainy followed by a
very dry spring. However, the summer
rains seemed to be back to normal.
We are grateful to Mr. Reginald
Patterson for sharing his rainfall statistics
with us. His measurements are taken in
Little Orchard in Marsh Harbour.
Rainfall recorded for July was 4.14
inches, for August 6.27 inches and for
September 5.91 inches. The total to date
for the year is 55.87 inches.



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All are encouraged to visit and tour our
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about the educational programs offered at
the school. We are excited about our new
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Page 4 The Abaconian November 1st, 1998

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News of the Cays


Hope Town Celebrates
Silver Jubilee
By Scott Patterson
The 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary of
Independence was celebrated in Hope
Town on October 12th at Taylor Park.
The programme included a panel of
speakers. Patrick Bethel discussed the
years leading up to Independence in
1973. He was followed by MP Robert
Sweeting, who discussed the years since
1973. Then Administrator Hart gave a
talk on What Independence Means to Our
Islands Today. Last speaker was 16-year-
old Olivia Patterson who spoke briefly on
What Independence Means to Today's
Youth.
All those speeches couldn't end soon
enough for the kids who were clutching
their softball gloves, bats and balls.
However, we "made" them play some
"old time" games first, like three-legged
race, egg and spoon race and sack race.
I think this was a first for some of these
kids and they had a great time. Of
course, the adults played and enjoyed the
games as well.
The following softball game was still
the highlight for a lot of the kids because


Hope Town children enjoyed the afternoon of fun and games commemorating the 25th
Jubilee Anniversary of Independence. Photo by Scott Patterson


several of Hope Town's adults have been
coaching softball two or three afternoons
a week lately. The kids were eager to
show off their talent to the town. So
Brandon's Sluggers proceeded to defeat
Shane's Underdogs 13 to 8. With
approximately 15 players on each team,
it was difficult to find open space on the
field to hit to.
J.R. Rolle, playing deep center field
caught his share of the Underdogs' hits
but the biggest cheer of the game went to
young Cameron Sweeting when he
caught one of the Sluggers' high pop
flies near second base. All that practice
showed.
The spectators enjoyed free hot dogs,
hamburgers, chips and sodas,
professionally catered by Anna Albury.
At 8 p.m. the whole town enjoyed a
fireworks display over the harbour.
The event was made possible by
sponsorship from the government and by
the hard work of the Town Committee.
Thank also to all those who contributed
and participated.
Independence As I See It
The Speech given by Olivia Patterson
at the Independence celebration in Hope


Please See Cays


Page 31


Town
I was asked to write a speech on
Independence and what it means to me.
I had to think about it for a while
because, like- most Bahamian, it is
something that I took for granted. Many
people don't realize how important it is
to the individuality of a country that they
be able to make their own decisions.
I guess it all dates back to Loyalists
like Wyannie Malone, who wished to
come here in order to escape the awful
obligation of taxes and to be loyal to the
monarchy of England. They came to start
a country of their own, to make a
difference for the future. And this is
what Independence gives us the
opportunity to do. Make a difference!


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Ten Important Dates in Bahamian History
Mr. Patrick Bethel presented this to the audience at the Hope Town 25th Jubilee
Independence Celebration on October 12th, 1998.
1648 The arrival of the Eleutheran Adventurers
1718 The first Royal Governor Appointed
1729 The first elected House of Assembly
1783 through the 1780s The arrival of the Loyalists
1838 The Abolition of Slavery
1841 The Executive Council divided and became the Legislative Council and
the Executive Council
1942 The Burma Road Riot resulting in greater awareness at home and at the
Colonial Office in London
1958 Largest and most damaging strike in the history of the Bahamas,
resulting in major government changes
1964 Internal Self Government bringing about our first Premier, cabinet form
of government, additional House seats, etc.
1973 The Bahamas became an independent nation


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Sack races proved to be popular with
children as well as adults as they all
joined in the fun activities.
Photo by Scott Patterson


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Page 6 The Abaconlan November 1st, 1998


Central Abaco


Davco Has Grand
Opening
By Isobel Sherman
Davco Computers held the Grand
Opening of their Marsh Harbour store
located across the street from Abaco
Treasures on Don MacKay Boulevard on
the 26th of September. The opening was
not only to officially announce their
presence in the Marsh Harbour business
computer but also to announce that they
are now a business partner with IBM and
sell IBM computer systems on Abaco.
Owners of Davco, Mr. Floyd Walker
and Mr. Michael Davis, both born and
raised in Crossing Rocks, were present
as well as Anne Hepburn, who is the co-
administrator specialist for IBM business
partners in the Bahamas. Ms. Hepburn


told me they now have five businesses
which sell IBM computers, two in
Nassau, two in Freeport and one on
Abaco. They offer full support to their
business partners.
Mr. Walker told me that they will do
whatever they can to assist the schools on
Abaco and continued that they have
offered to supply two computers to the
Crossing Rocks School if the Ministry of
Education would furnish a proper facility
for them. Mr. Walker said he will again
be sitting down with Ministry officials to
see if this can become a reality. He said
that Davco stands ready to assist any
school on Abaco in any way they can.
Commonwealth Bank employees were
on site Saturday to facilitate loans to
persons buying a computer system.
Davco offers classes during the day


for adults and after school for students
and adults. Mrs. Greta Brown from
Freeport is the teacher. Classes meet
twice per week for two hours each
session and last eight weeks. Courses
offered start from introduction of
computers through special programs. The
price for adults is $220 and the price for
students is $150. Mrs. Brown is a
computer teacher and has worked with
the Catholic Board of Education in
Freeport. She told me she loves Abaco.
It appears that Davco has come back
to their roots to make their mark. With
this new partnership with IBM, their
business will continue to be successful
and they are looking forward to many
profitable years on Abaco, their home.
Their business in Nassau will remain
open and Mr. Davis and Mr. Walker will
rotate between the stores. A computer
technician is on site on Abaco to repair
any problems computers might have.
Dinner Sale
By Isobel Sherman
A dinner sale was held by Golden
Harvest on the 26th of September to raise
funds for legal fees for the parents and


family of the late Jeannie Sands Pinder.
Mrs. Pinder was found dead at her home
on Green Turtle Cay on September 15th,
1997. Foul play is suspected and a
coroner's inquest is scheduled for later in
October in Marsh Harbour.
Support for the dinner sale was
excellent.
Christmas Fair
Scheduled
By Doreen Parsons
The annual Abaco Christmas Fair is
scheduled for Saturday, December 5th, at
Yamaha Park in Marsh Harbour
beginning at 11 a.m. All of Abaco is
welcome to participate in the fair.
If you wish to set up a booth,
demonstrate your artistic, cooking,
musical or other talents, this fair is for
you! It's a great way to raise money for
your favourite charity, school, or church.
Applications for space allocation are
available at Rainbow Rentals and the
Travel Spot in Marsh Harbour. For
further information, contact Charles
Cooke at 367-4602. Charles, along with


At the opening ofDavco Computers in Marsh Harbour customers were awarded prizes for
picking winning tickets in the balloons decorating the new business. Shown above is Mr.
David Walker presenting a computer accessory to Const. Wallace. Commonwealth Bank
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Page 8 The Abaconian November 1st, 1998


School- News


Open House At Forest
Heights Academy
Provided by the Academy
The weeks continue to pass quickly as
we settle into the new campus.
Everything has been running smoothly
and our enrolment has nearly reached
capacity with bright new faces turning up
weekly.
Marine Biology has been added to the
curriculum. Ms. Joy Chaplin will be
taking her class on many field trips and
snorkeling expeditions -as the students
study all our wonderful marine
resources. We expect this class to be a
great success as well as important to the
students' understanding of Abaco's
fragile ecosystem.
The sports facilities are nearing
completion. The grassed area is looking
lush and will soon be playable and the
tennis and basketball courts are awaiting
their final coatings.
We are very proud of the new
environment and would like to share it
with the community. So on Tuesday,
November 24th from noon until 4 p.m.
we will be having a Grand Opening with
refreshments and open school to all who
are interested. For further information
our telephone numbers are Main Office
367-3539, Fax 367-4604, and staff room
367-4622.
This should certainly be a most
effective year for everyone involved with
Forest Heights Academy. As Dexter
Russell, a ninth grader, puts it, "I am
proud that I have the opportunity to be a
part of this spectacular school and aim to
do my best."
Education Officials Visit
Abaco
By Isobel Sherman
On the 17th of September a delegation
from the Department of Education, led
by Mr. Dion Foulkes, Minister of State
for Education, came to Abaco to visit
some of the government schools on the
island. Traveling with Mr. Foulkes from
Nassau were Mrs. Iris Pinder, Director


of Education, and Ms. Verona Archer,
Deputy Director of Education for
Curriculum. Escorting them on Abaco
was Mr. Jackson McIntosh, District
Superintendent, and joining them for part
of their tour was Mr. Robert Sweeting,
MP for South Abaco.
Their tour started in North Abaco with
visits to. S.C. Bootle High School and
Cooper's Town Primary School. The
delegation then visited Treasure Cay
Primary School.
In Central Abaco the delegation visited
Abaco Central High School where they
held a brief meeting with the teachers
and administration and visited some of
the classrooms. Their final stop before
departing was Central Abaco Primary
School.
A Visit to Central Abaco
Primary School
By Isobel Sherman
On the 1st of October a delegation led
by The Right Honourable Prime Minister
Hubert A. Ingraham visited Central
Abaco Primary School to meet with the
three contractors, Mr. Bert Williams,
Mr. Percy Archer and Mr. Godfrey
Ferguson, along with District
Superintendent Jackson McIntosh, school
principal Ms. Eunice Mills and Island


Ms. Iris Pinder, right, and Ms. Verona
Archer, left, officials from the Ministry of
Education on their tour of Abaco schools,
are shown at the Central Abaco Primary
School.


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Administrator Mr. Everette Hart,
Accompanying the Prime Minister
were Mr. Tommy Turnquest, Minister of
Works and Local Government, Mr. Dion
Foulkes, Minister of State for Education,
and Mr. Ronnie Knowles, Minister of
Health.
After the private meeting Mr. Foulkes
said he was happy the Prime Minister
came to talk directly to the contractors
about the completion of the part of the
school which now exists. Outstanding
matters such as landscaping must be
completed.
Although taken out of the original
plan, the building of a sidewalk from
Forest Drive up to the school will now
be built because of the large number of
students who come to school that way.
The Prime Minister announced that 10
additional classrooms will be built in
time for the opening of school next year.
Parent Meeting Held
On the 6th October a meeting for all
parents of students in grades 10-12 was
held at Abaco Central High School. The
administration and staff under the


leadership of Mrs. Royann Swain,
Principal, held the meeting so questions
and concerns could be discussed.
Although the attendance could have
been greater, there were quite a number
of parents present at the meeting. Mrs.
Swain expressed her gratitude for those
parents who had come out and then gave
a brief run down of the school year so
far.
Mrs. Swain explained the registration
fee which had caused some concern the
beginning of September. She stated that
if a student was new to the school they
were asked to pay $45. This included $5
for the report card booklet which lasts
until the end of Grade 12. Fifteen dollars
was for 24 hour year round medical
insurance and the other $25 was for
paper and copy machine expense for all
of the hand outs the students are given.
Mrs. Swain explained that returning
students were asked to pay $40 for
school insurance and for paper and toner
for handouts. She further stated that the
fees were reduced when a parent had
more than one child enrolled in the


PLEASE SEE School


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The Abaconlan Page 9


New Vocational School Announces Plans


By Stan Sawyer
Abaco, our island paradise, is growing
rapidly. While this is welcomed, we are
still faced with certain problems which we
feel can be corrected with cooperation
from our community. With the rising
costs of education, many individuals
cannot afford to leave Abaco to learn a
trade. As a result, we are finding an ever
increasing number of unemployed
teenagers with so much idle time that
more of them are getting in trouble with
the law. Our technicians need to have the
opportunity to learn all the latest solutions
to today's fast growing markets. Abaco
Training Centre, a non-profit,
Technical/Vocational school, has been
established at the old Marsh Harbour
Primary school site. Our main objectives
are:
1) To provide trade courses in Abaco so
that all persons will have a chance to
learn and develop a trade.
2) To provide the opportunity for school
leavers and the unemployed to learn a
trade.
3) To afford working professionals the
chance to train further in their career or
to learn a trade.
4) To create enough well-trained job


professionals so that each community will
have the opportunity to cater to their
needs.
5) To increase the number of responsible
citizens by giving the young and
unemployed a chance to have some
direction in life.
6) To provide an affordable tuition to all.
Plans are to teach all trades that will be
needed throughout Abaco. Some courses
we will be starting with are:
1) Carpentry and masonry
2) Painting
3) Electrical
4) Plumbing
5) Auto and outboard engines and small
engine mechanics
6) Tourist trades like:
a) Arts and crafts
b) Chef for hotel, restaurant, etc
c) Bahama Host Program
d) Bartenders
e) Sewing
7) Marketing and Sales
8) Cosmetology
9) Basic English and Mathematics
10) Any other courses where there is a
demand.
Abaco Training Centre is a very new


community project and it is hoped that it
will eventually evolve into an accredited
institution and all students will be able to
afford the very basic tuition. We are
trying to establish an apprenticeship
system where our students not only get
hands on training out in the field but
possibly earn a chance to work with their
sponsors.
Just recently, a group from the Abaco.
Training Centre started cleaning up the
old Marsh Harbour Primary School's
buildings and grounds. There is still very
much considerable work like cleaning,
painting and yard work to be done before
our first classes can begin. The buildings
were vandalized right after Marsh
Harbour Primary closed. We are asking
the vandals to please cooperate with us
and not destroy any more of the facilities.
After all, the Abaco Training Centre is
for their benefit.
Our goals can only be realized with
your cooperation. We need more
volunteers to donate time towards the
project. We need donations from the local
residents and business establishments as
well as from second home owners. These
contributions may be monetary, materials
needed to improve Abaco Training Centre


or just volunteer time to get this very
much needed school up and running.
Any contributions you make will be
managed by our Board of Directors and
we assure you it will be put to good use.
American and Canadian nationals who
wish to qualify for their tax exempt status
in their countries should contact us for
this information. Anyone wishing to make
contributions of any kind may contact any
of the following Board members- Stan
Sawyer, Theresa Pinder, Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Swain, John Hedden, Patrick Bethel,
Chris Roberts, Hugh Cottis, Kathy Ralph.
Let us all work together to make our
very much needed trade school a
community success.


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. Work together for a better community


We have all heard the adage United We
Stand, Divided We Fall. And we accept
that concept in theory. If we work together
toward a common goal, we can accomplish
much more than we can with each going
his own way. It takes a group to bring
about success in many areas.
However, it is hard to get people to
accept the idea in practice. Although this is
a problem all over the world, it seems
particularly so on Abaco. People do not
work together for the good of the
community. Although admittedly, some of
the smaller towns are quite good at getting
residents to work together.
This lack of cooperation is evident in
many ways. Look at any social group and
you will find the same few doing all the
work.
Presently, within the organization of the
All Abaco Regatta you can count on the
fingers of one hand those who have done
the work. It is the same within the service
clubs,, churches, school PTA's and the
Regatta Time in Abaco. in fact, the story is
the same with any local organization we
can think of, a few dedicated individuals
hold the group or project together.
There is probably a major reason for
this. On Abaco the economy is good and
people are content with their
circumstances. They live comfortably, they
are affluent, they have cable TV, a decent
car, a satisfactory house, and can travel. In
good times, we want to enjoy life and not
be bothered with mundane problems.
A threat will cause people to work
together until the threat has passed. Natural
disasters, such as a fire or hurricane, will
cause people to band together. Less
understood threats such as the much
discussed Free Trade concept will cause a
common bonding for protection.
The Chamber of Commerce in Nassau is
a good example of cooperative strength.
They have, over the years, formed a strong
alliance of the business community and are
able to talk quietly but effectively with
government. The Chamber's recommenda-
tions are taken seriously by government.
Several years ago a few future-minded
individuals saw the benefit of forming an
island-wide Tourism Board to promote
tourism on Abaco. Although initial


enthusiasm was high, the interest quickly
waned and the effort faded into obscurity.
Last February churches all over Abaco
came together to launch a gospel campaign
and organized a tremendously successful
gospel crusade. But it required many to
work together to bring about that success.
The fact remains that working together
in any effort brings more dramatic results.
We are hearing many comments critical
of local government, "They are not doing
the job they should," or "They are not
effective." It seems that some of the Town
Committees spend more time criticizing
each other than on working on solutions to
the town's problems.


We must realize that many times local
government members are not aware of
what their town residents want. The
residents do not bother to attend town
meetings or to discuss the town affairs with
their representatives. They seem to prefer
to grip and complain behind their backs.
Just think what our Town Committees
could accomplish if we all supported their
decisions and worked with them to
improve our towns.
There are many problems facing the
towns and limited funding adds to the
difficulties. But that money could be
stretched much more if individuals would
get together to find novel approaches to the
problems. The cleaning of verges would be


less expensive if everyone helped with
anti-littering. There is no reason for the
roadsides to look like mini-junkyards.
A small example is individual garbage
cans. If these were secured so dogs could
not tip them over or get access to the
garbage, our towns would be far cleaner.
The ideas for improving our towns are
limitless.
Let's consider our own lives and think if
we are reaching out to work with others to
improve the situation, whether it is within
the PTA, our church, our service club, our
town. Remember, if we work together, we
can improve our own lives and enjoy a
nicer community to live in.


In My -iwnbe Opinion...Our Unique Kipco's Corner


By Stephanie Humblestone
It was a Sunday afternoon and I was
giving my daughter a driving lesson. We
had left the half-deserted streets of Marsh
Harbour far behind us and were now
traveling north along the S.C. Bootle
Highway. "Turn in here," I said as we
came up to the South Side Road in
Murphy Town. I motioned towards a
scrap yard/bar which looked interesting
from the road.
I don't usually bar hop with my
teenage daughter on a Sunday afternoon -
or any other afternoon for that matter -
but there is a different set of criteria for
safety here than elsewhere. Abaco
marches to its own band and one tends to
fall in step with it.
"You said to indicate well ahead of
time," she challenged.
"True, but you have to be alert and
ready for every eventuality," I replied, in
an effort to cover my tracks. She had
been covering hers beautifully! She drove
slowly along the short gravel roadway.
As she came to a stop, I extended my
right leg and depressed my imaginary
brake.
"Mum!" she screamed, glancing down
at my flexed foot. She is a good driver
but old habits die hard.
The Bahamian flag flew proudly
between two life-size Greek statues under
which was a huge sign saying "Give God
the Glory, Not Kipco." Beyond this was
a restaurant/bar called Haganah. Its
weathered exterior blended in with the


junk yard and beckoned to be explored.
We parked the car and started walking
towards the restaurant/bar. We were
intercepted by a tall, lithe, dark-skinned
man in his late fifties who emerged from
a nearby cabana. His Rastafarian locks
glistened in the afternoon sun and a
warm welcoming smile lingered on his
lips. He wore a dark Bob Marley T-shirt
with, "There's a natural mystic blowing
through the air!" emblazoned on it. I
knew immediately he must be Kipco.
"I'm Kipling Ambrister," he said in a
well spoken voice which was clearly
Bahamian but had a slight British twang.
We introduced ourselves and asked to
look around. Immediately receptive, he
lead us to the cabana where he brought
us grape sodas and bananas and shared
with us plans for his Thatchcanban, a
new restaurant, bar and disco.
Fishing nets, buoys and palm fronds
hung from the ceiling. Around the edges
were wooden benches and at one end,
quite close to the road, there was a bar.
"There will be a great barbecue here," he
said, pointing to an area close to the bar


and smiling across at John, his assistant,
barman and close friend.
I was fascinated by the eclectic nature
of Kipco's business. It resembled a cross
between a dusty North African and mid-
western United States roadside bar and
was named after a Jewish place of
refuge. The grounds had sculptures of
Greed gods. The owner, a Bahamian
with a distinguished name, had a slight
British accent and was a member of a
Jamaican religious sect.
Are you Abacohian Kipling?" I asked
him.
"No, I was born in the Bahamas
General Hospital in New Providence.
You know, the one they call The
Princess Margaret now," he replied.
Kipco, as he is known locally, came to
Abaco twenty-three years ago from
Nassau and now owns Abaco's only
scrap metal business. Stretching over
twenty acres, his business is clearly
visible from the road and is sometimes
the subject of some controversy. Some


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Letters to The Editor


Can Mickey Help?
Dear Editor:
How much longer do the people of
Abaco need to suffer the consequences of
the mismanagement and incompetence of
BEC?
I arrived home at 6 p.m. October 15th
to find the electricity off. This is not
unusual in itself, but what was unusual is
the fact that all of the breakers in the
panel box had been tripped. This is
indicative of a voltage surge. Oh! So
what's so new about that? It only
happens about ten or twelve times a year
that I know about. The power was
"restored" at 6:20 p.m. and that is when
all the trouble began. All of the GFI
outlets started smoking, the microwave
practically exploded and the television
and satellite receiver is garbage. Of
course, I am comforted knowing that
BEC is going to process my claim. If I
am lucky, perhaps I might receive twenty
cents on the dollar.
Yes, and by the way, "We getting'
better at BEC."
Over the past three years we have
been fed line after line about BEC
upgrading the system, but there is
absolutely no evidence of any
improvements.
Time and time again you hear stories
of how people have lost expensive home
and office equipment. This is no isolated
case. In fact, it's a standing joke on
Elbow Cay.


But alas, I have a solution. Perhaps we
could convince the Disney Magic with its
38 megawatts of power to plug in Abaco,
and while that's going on, maybe their
engineers could give a few lectures on
preventive maintenance and impart
proper engineering practices to BEC. It
would be a perfect marriage ... two
"Mickey Mouse" outfits working
together!
Derek G. Gape
Elbow Cay, Abaco
Bahama Palm Shores
Residents Upset
The Editor
Dear Sir,
I am a resident of Bahama Palm Shore
and we have been approved by BEC for
the installation of city power. The
general manager of BEC, Mr. John
Hudson, told us that as soon as 30 people
had paid a deposit of $2500, then BEC
would start to install city power to us.
We were also hold that BEC would go
ahead and order the supplies needed for
the job, so that when 30 people had paid,
they would be ready to start right away.
Well, recently many of the residents of
Bahama Palm Shores have been calling
BEC to get an update as to what is going
on. One week they tell us that only 12
people have paid, the next week they say
only five and now they tell us that they


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are not allowed to tell us anything.
What's the big secret?
In the last couple of weeks they finally
have put up about 12 poles in Bahama
Palm Shores which were left over from
some other job. They only did this
because they heard that some of the
residents of Bahama Palm Shores were
coming to get their deposits back because
we were told that everything would get
under way by the end of September
1998. After all of that, we are now told
by BEC that the poles that they already
put up have to be taken back down
because Mr. Hudson never gave the okay
to put them up in the first place.
I am sick and tired of living without
power. I'm sure the Prime Minister
enjoys his air conditioning and being able
to come home and switch on a light
without worrying about whether your
generator is going to start from night to
night, or the expense of fixing it when it
does break down. It's very hard when
you are trying to get your young child
out of bed in the dark to get ready for
school and bathing in cold water or
trying to have a cold drink from the
refrigerator.
I'm sure that everybody likes their
comforts, just as I do. We are supposed
to be a better country now-a-days, so
let's see some action, like the electricity
that was promised to us in 1992 by the
Prime Minister.
Thank you for the space.
Powerless in Bahama
Palm Shores,
Donnita Hill
PTA Speaks Out
Please print in your Letters to the
Editor section as soon as possible. Thank
you very much for your immediate
attention to this matter.
Sincerely,
Jane Patterson, PTA President
To the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham
Prime Minister of the Bahamas
Dear Sir,
The Hope Town School is faced with
a very distressing situation which
requires your immediate attention.
Our grade one and two teacher, Mrs.
Margaret Grabowski, who was hired in
August, has yet to be paid. To further
compound this situation, she did not
receive payment for her services at the
Amy Roberts School in Green Turtle Cay
for the months of April, May and part of
June 1998. She served as a supply
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the funds due to Mrs. Grabowski, she
remains unpaid. This is an unacceptable
situation. We are very fortunate to have
secured the services of a teacher of Mrs.
Grabowski's calibre and we are going to
lose this teacher because of negligence on
the government's part.
Mrs. Grabowski, her husband Steve
and young son Michael agreed to this
position with the understanding that she
would be paid for services rendered, a
natural assumption! Her husband took a
leave of absence from his position in the
States for them to become members of
our community, knowing that his wife
would be providing the family with an
income. As it stands, there is not an
income and we feel this is a completely
embarrassing situation and reflects badly
on this government which was loyally
supported by our community through
good times and bad!
She has been misled by the Ministry of
Education on numerous occasions as to
when she will receive payment. The
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and have informed us today that they will
have to leave due to this horrible mess!
The parents and teachers are
absolutely distraught and disgusted to be
faced with this situation after our school
year started so strongly and successfully.
The PTA is very involved and concerned
with the children and this school. We
want to make this the best choice for our
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As you are aware our historic Hope
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Dedication Service Held
Epworth Methodist Church in
Cherokee held a Special Dedication
Service on October 11lth to dedicate the
recent renovations completed on the
church. Rev. Charles A. Sweeting,
President of the Bahamas Conference of
the Methodist Church, dedicated the new
windows, interior renovations and air
conditioning system as well as preaching
the sermon. Rev. Carla Culmer, minister
of three Methodist churches on Abaco,
conducted the service. The church was
filled with well over 200 friends and
relatives from various parts of The
Bahamas.
During the service a granite plaque
was unveiled paying tribute to many past
Cherokee residents of the community
whose descendants are spread throughout
the country. Mrs. Kathleen Pinder, wife


of Whitney Pinder, lay preacher at the
church, had the honour of revealing the
plaque. Special music was provided by
the church chorale and by Nassau
musicians. Dinner was served afterwards
at the school.
Young Adults to Meet
The Bahamas Conference of the
Methodist Church is offering a
Conference for Young Adults on
November 6th to 8th open to anyone 18
to 40 years. The theme for the week end
will be Managing Your Restless Search.
It will be held at Camp Abaco and will
offer a time of challenging and rewarding
spiritual renewal. Guest speakers will
include Mrs. Angela Palacious of the
Anglican Church and Rev. Bill Higgs of
the Spanish Wells Methodist Church.
All those interested in attending can
call Rev. Carla Culmer at 367-4647 for


A granite plaque was unveiled by Mrs. Kathleen Pinder of Cherokee Sound. The plaque
honours prominent past residents of that settlement which are remembered fondly by the
church members. Helping Mrs. Pinder is Rev. Charles Sweeting, President of the
Methodist 4Churches of the Bahamas.nc


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Special Services
Held
By Isobel Sherman
The Church of Christ in Marsh
Harbour held a week of special services
on October 11th 15th. Four evangelists
from Tennessee conducted the week long
event. There were special classes for
teenagers as well each evening.
The evangelists were Mr. Mike
Greene, currently minister of North View
Church of Christ in Columbia,
Tennessee, Mr. Wandall Walker,
minister of Dry Fork Church of Christ in


Hampshire, Tennessee, Mr. Ted
Burleson, minister of West Seventh
Street Church of Christ in Columbia,
Tennessee, and Mr. Carl Martin, an
elder at the Main Street Church of Christ
in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee. Mr.
Burleson taught the special classes for
teens. Mr. Oliver Ferguson is the
minister of the Church of Christ in
Marsh Harbour.
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Obituaries Residents & friends


Merlin Adams, age 33 of Black
Wood. His funeral service was held on
October 9th at St. Saviour's Anglican
Church in Black Wood. Officiating was
Rev. Fr. Santosh Murray. Interment was
in the Black Wood Public Cemetery.
He is survived by his son Merlin Jr.;
parents Nola and Alonza Adams, Jr.;
brothers Jeff, Roscoe, Kurt and Troy;
sisters Christine Wilson, Judyann Adams
and Mageleen McIntosh; nieces;
nephews, aunts, uncles; and many others.
Daisy Smith, age 86, of Dundas
Town. Her funeral service was held on
the 26th of September. Officiating was
Pastor A.B. Lewis assisted by Pastor
C.R. Dean at Zion Baptist Church.
Interment followed at Dundas Town
Public Cemetery.
Ms. Smith is survived by Inez Gaitor,
Virginia Johnson, Neil Maynard,
Dorothy Rolle and ,numerous other
relatives and friends.
Miriam "Mother" Cornish, age 72,
of Dundas Town. Her funeral service
was held on October 11th at the Church
of God in Dundas Town. Officiating was
Bishop Archilus Cooper assisted by
Pastor Earlin Baillou. Interment
followed in the Dundas Town Public
Cemetery.
She is survived by her children,
Wilson Russell, Curtis Adderly, Geleta
Thurston, Jerry and Wayne Cornish, step
children Edna Burrows, Viola Johnson,

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By Isobel Sherman
As of the 7th of October subscribers to
Cable Bahamas in Abaco began to
receive ZNS TV on channel 13 and also
the Parliamentary Channel 53 became
operational. This channel will allow
Abaco subscribers to see Parliament
when it is in session.
In recent months Cable Bahamas has
added a shopping channel, the House and
Garden Channel, CNN Headlines,
Lifetime, Disney Channel and a country
music channel for subscribers in Abaco.
Cable Bahamas has removed the
Discovery For Kids Channel, NTV, the
Canadian channel and BBC from the list
for Abaco subscribers. The promised
preview channel has not yet come to
Abaco.
Those who subscribe to Cable
Bahamas can receive the Parliamentary
Channel 53 only when Parliament is in
session in Nassau. Therefore, one must
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Leo, Victor, Alphonso and Lernis
Cornish, daughters-in-laws, sons-in-law,
grandchildren and numerous other
relatives and friends.
Steven Joseph, 69, passed away on
October 10th from injuries sustained in a
traffic accident. A long time resident of
Marsh Harbour, he was well known to
many as Joe. His funeral service was at
the Friendship Tabernacle Church with
Pastor Antoine Joseph officiating. He
was assisted by Pastors Edzer Meme and
Robin Weatherford. Interment was in the
Public Cemetery on the S.C. Bootle
Highway.
He is survived by his wife Hermancia
Joseph; daughters Lamerite, Marie
Helene, Adline, Esther Saintilus and
Monique Joseph; son James Saintilus;
brothers, sister, grandchildren; and many
other relatives and friends.
Leana Dumncombe, 85, originally of
Bluff Point. Her funeral was held in
Nassau on October 17th. Bishop
Archelus Cooper assisted Bishop
Harcourt Pinder in officiating at the
service. Interment was in Nassau.
Ms.. Dumcombe is survived by
children, Corrine, Joy and Lofton
Duncombe, Celita Sawyer, Nelda
Laroda; grandchildren Peter, Jennifer,
Stephen, Charles Jr., Dudley Junior,
Rickey, Floyd, George, Brady, Glen,
Merlene, Fredricka, Maxine, Marguerita,
Patrana, Tamara, Keith, Ferrol, Alton,
Marcus, Kevin and Gia Dumcombe;
Sidney Mackey, Antoinette Flowers,
Allison Moxey, Sandra, Donnie, Tina,
Yvonne, Edison and Mario Sawyer,
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Kemp, Rodney, Franklyn and Linden
Larado, Lavan Wright, Valdrine Laroda;
many great grandchildren and other
relatives and friends.
Myrtle Hall of Marsh Harbour passed
away on October 19th. Her funeral
service was at the Bible Truth Hall on
October 22nd and interment was in the
Marsh Harbour Public Cemetery.
She is survived by sons Capt. Albert
Hall of Nassau, John Hall of Lake
Worth, Florida, James Hall and Evan
Hall of Marsh Harbour and Oswald Hall
of California; daughters Dorothea Hall
and Mrs. Geaniette Albury of Marsh
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was at the Bible Truth Hall on July 9th.
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South Abaco News


Cherokee
By Lee Pinder
Pigeon Shooting Season
Opens
On the 9th of September at 4 a.m. the
roosters are crowing and I was awakened
by the sounds of gunshots, not real
gunshots, but sounding just as deadly. In
fact, there are other noises this morning,
too, as one by one I can hear the dogs as
they are awakened by the trucks starting
up, getting ready for the first day of
pigeon shooting season. It's a ritual
carried out every year that calls our men-
folk, and even some of the fairer sex, to
don camouflage outfits, load their
shotguns and set off in search of the
White Crowned Pigeon as food for their
table. Without a doubt they do make the
very best stew, but then you may prefer
them fried or soused.
Years ago, many more than I care to
admit, I went on a pigeon shoot. At that
time, my husband and I were members of
the Yellowbird Skeet and Trap Club in
Freeport. The Club had sponsored live-
bird shoots, but personally I had never
participated in them.
We descended on a small cay
somewhere near Walker's off Freeport.
We set off in pairs, a shooter (me) and a
pick-up. I kept my partner pretty busy
scrambling through the mangrove roots
and we made a good showing for the days
shoot. After all, I had been pretty good at
shooting down the bloodless clay pigeons.
However, when you chipped a clay
pigeon, it was considered a kill. But, with
a wounded bird, someone must finish the
job, something I just couldn't do. So,
even though it was a trip I can't forgot, I


never wanted to go again.
Every fall the White Crown Pigeons
migrate to the Bahamas, mate, lay their
eggs, hatch their young, eat lots of our
poisonwood berries and wait for the
shooters to find them. The gunshots I
heard in that early dawn hour went
something like this, "Pow-pow, pow-pow,
pow-pow." This year's Champion Sharp-
Shooter in Cherokee, four-year-old Tyler
Albury with his trusty gun fashioned from
a bent twig and a barrel made from a
piece of aluminum tubing taken from a
discarded TV antenna, got a head start on
his Daddy who had just driven away in
his truck to an already predetermined
appointment with the real pigeons. My
husband remarked that surely Tyler had
shot all the pigeons which might have
come near Cherokee and that there
couldn't possibly be any left for the
shooters.
A Treat for the Cherokee Club
The members of Cherokee Club were
treated to a trip to the new movie house
in Marsh Harbour to view The Mark of
Zorro for all their hard work and
continued efforts to keep Cherokee clean.
So, it really does pay to do a good deed.
A Wedding
Although 'Hurricane Georges was
raging nearby and threatening The
Bahamas, Susan and Bruce Conners of
Jacksonville, Florida, chose the beach at
Cherokee as the setting where they
exchanged wedding vows on the 26th of
September. Beneath the swaying palms
and within hearing distance of the ocean
lapping the shore, the happy couple were
married. Vernon Malone of St. James
Methodist Church in Hope Town


officiated. Only the necessary witnesses
were present along with one close
personal friend, 12-year-old Amanda
Sawyer of Cherokee who was the ring-
bearer. We wish the happy couple a long
and prosperous life together and look
forward to seeing them again in Cherokee
someday.
Dedication and Thanksgiving
Epworth Methodist Chapel in Cherokee
Sound held a service of Dedication and
Thanksgiving on October 11th, a dedica-
tion of the new windows that were paid
for and installed in loving memory of past
family members and a thanksgiving for
the remodeling and air-condition work
recently completed on the church.
Even though bad weather surrounded
them and the electricity was interrupted
three times during the service, the church
was as full as it has ever been. Rev.
Charles Sweeting, President of The
Bahamas Conference of Methodist
Churches, officiated at the service. A
lovely water colour rendition of Epworth
painted by well known artist Ms. Judy
Polan of Caldwell, West Virginia, a


frequent visitor to Cherokee Sound, was
presented as a gift to the Conference
where it will be on display in the national
headquarters in Nassau. Because of the
large numbers that attended, luncheon was
served in the schoolhouse. The service
was well attended by many persons from
Nassau and Marsh Harbour as well as
from Cherokee.
Celebration for Older Persons
Social Services sponsored an afternoon
of fellowship and refreshments for the
residents of Cherokee who are 60 years
and older. The United Nations has
designated 1999 as the International Year
of Older Persons and October 1st as a
special day set aside to celebrate the Older
Persons in our communities. The function
was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Sweeting, MP, as well as our new
Administrator, Ms. Gloria Bain, as well as
many local officials. They all spoke to a
gathering of over twenty persons who
came for the occasion.
Mr. Sweeting told of some of his
experiences during his lifetime, how he


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Our Students Away to School


This month The Abaconian is proud to
list more students away at school. This is
a very encouraging sign that Abaco
parents are wanting to prepare their
children for the future.. It is a hardship
on many families to provide the
necessary funding for them but we laud
their outstanding efforts.
We realize there are more students
away and we will be happy to list them
in the next issue if the families will call
us at 367-3202 or 367-2677 with the
information.











Kamala Archer is studying for her
Master's degree at Oklahoma Christian
College in Oklahoma City and is
majoring in computer programming and
business.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Percy Archer of Dundas Town and
graduated from Abaco Central High
School.












Renee Archer received her Master's
degree in August and is now going to
continue her schooling until she qualifies
for a Ph.D. in counseling.
Renee is the daughter of the late Capt.
Garnet Archer and Vyrona Archer of
Marsh Harbour.
Jamiel Burrows is in his third year at
the John A. Logan College in
Carterville, Illinois, and is majoring in
psychology. He is the son of Gelita
Sawyer of Dundas Town and .is a
graduate of Abaco Central High School.
Stephen Clarke is in his first year a
the Hotel Training College in Nassau. Ht
is a chef trainee.
Stephen is the'son of Gwendolyn Bain
of Cedar Harbour.


Pamela Curry is in her fourth year at
Palm Beach Community College and is
working toward becoming a legal
assistant. She graduated from Cooper's
Town High School and is the daughter of
Birdie McIntosh and Jonathan Curry of
Mount Hope.


Tamara Duncombe is in her second
year at the University of Ontario in
Toronto, Canada. She is studying
chemistry. Prior to going to Canada, she
studied for two years at the College of
the Bahamas.
Tamara is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Alex "Joy" Duncombe of Cooper's
Town and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle
Highs School.
Robert Hudson is attending the
College of the Bahamas studying single
pahse and three phase electrical wiring.
These are courses leading to his
becoming a licensed electrician. He is the
son of the late Gordon Husdon of Marsh
Harbour.
Jewel McIntosh is in her first year at
the College of the Bahamas and is
studying education. She graduated from
S.C. Bootle in 1997 and is the daughter


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Vamara Mullings is in her first year
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Tamara is the daughter of Delores
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Nacia Alicia Newbold is in her second
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she is in a four year course in nursing.
Nacia is the daughter of Maria
Edgecombe of Cooper's Town and
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More Seek Additional Studies


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Trevor Nightingale is in his fourth
year at the University of North Carolina
at Greensboro, North Carolina. He is
studying communications. He is the son
of Alice Nightingale of St. Petersburg
and Charles Nightingale of Dundas
Town.










Simeon Pinder is continuing his
college work at Beloit College in Beloit,
Wisconsin. He is majoring in
biotechnology.
Simeon graduated from Abaco Central
High School and is the son of Simeon


Pinder of Nassau and Theresa Pinder of
Casuarina Point.
Christopher Roberts is in his second
year at the University of the West Indies
in Jamaica. He is in a pre-med course.
Christopher is the son of Anne and
Fred Roberts of Sandy Point.










Omar Russell is in his first year at
Florida International University in
Miami. He is studying international
marketing and tourism.
Omar is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald Russell of Cedar Harbour and
graduated from S.C. Bootle in 1996.


Bahamas and is studying nursing.
Rasheda is the daughter of Serena
Thompson and Grovernor Russell of Fox
Town. She graduated from S.C. Bootle
in 1996.
Latina Saunders is in her first year at
the Hotel Training College in Nassau.
She is an apprentice chef and will be in
training for three years.
Latina is the daughter of Harold and
Eleanor Sunders of Fox Town. She was
a prefect at S.C. Bootle in 1998 when
she graduated.


Kendra Woods is in her first year at
the College of the Bahamas. She is
working toward her Associate degree in
banking and finance.
Kendra graduated from S.C. Bootle
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copies are often poor in quality or
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The Silicon Cays
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By Isobel Sherman
Trauma One, Abaco's no fee
emergency ambulance service celebrated
three years in operation on the 26th of
September. Since beginning the service,
Daniel Wiltfang, Emergency Medical
Service Director, says that Trauma One
has made 3W. calls since its inception, 64
calls the fist -year, 95 calls the second
and 142 this year to date.
Mr. Wiltfang announced that
anniversary awards were made to long
serving volunteers of Trauma One.
Timmy McDonald received the top
award, working 184 hours on Trauma
One.
Mr. Wiltfang stated that good friends
in Iowa have kept donating equipment for
his ambulance service. In particular, Dr.
Dennis Crabb, cousin of Linda Wiltfang,
the Crawford County Hospital,
paramedics and the citizens of Dennison,
Iowa, have been generous. An article
with a picture in a newspaper in Iowa
City explained the service Trauma One is
providing for Abaco.
Mr. Wiltfang wishes to thank all those
visitors and residents who have
financially supported Trauma One for the
three year period and stresses the need


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His ultimate plan is to have six
ambulances on the island. He would like
to see one based in Cooper's Town, one
between Sandy Point and Marsh Harbour
and one based in Sandy Point. He has
just brought in a 1970 model ambulance,
the third one for the Marsh Harbour
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By Isobel Sherman
Two or three issues ago I wrote a story
concerning the farmers which lost part of
their producing fruit tree due to a bush
fire. Mr. Cuebell Davis lost his whole
farm and Lernis Cornish, Lennie Ettienne
and Morgan Turnquest lost some of their
farms due to the fire.
Up to this date government has given
these farmers no assistance but Randy
Key gave a donation of 50 lime trees to
be distributed to the affected farmers. He
did this kind gesture after hearing of their
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and I also would like to thank you for
this gesture. I have been told the trees
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Into Effect
the main problems is that customers do
not return the original cassette. However,
he did feel that such issues are
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could be implemented to avoid stores
operating at a loss.
While in Senator Edward's words,
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Abaco's Boars Are Raised and Released


By David Cote
Ricky Albury is a home-grown
conservationist in sync with the eco-
touristic ideals of our time. As such he
has taken steps to preserve Abaco's wild
boar population. He is aware of the
rapidly diminishing stock of the animals
throughout the Abacos because of the
popular sport of hunting by his fellow


Abaconians. So he decided to breed the
boars on his farm in South Abaco where
they would have a place of relative safety
while their numbers increased. Ricky
received help to get started about five
years ago from Gurth Russell who gave
him some wild boars and financial
backing.


Of the 300 wild boars which are bom
each year on the farm, Ricky releases
200 at various locations around the
island. The remaining 100 are sold to
Nipper's on Great Guana Cay to supply
their famous Wild Boar Roast. Ricky is
now able to partially fund this operation
from his sales to Nipper's but would
appreciate assistance to continue this
worthy cause.
The boars which breed on his property
are fed and protected up until the time he
releases them. Boars generally are
weaned after 11 weeks of age when they
are ready to feed on imported grain
pellets. The pigs will also eat discarded
banana plants, wild grass, sugarcane
stalks and anything else they can find. As
long as they are infants, the boars are


kept caged but after a few months are
allowed to roam free within the confines
of the farm.
Because the actions of poachers and
irresponsible hunters are the biggest
threats to his efforts to ensure a self-
sustaining wild boar population, Ricky
Albury and other like-minded individuals
hope to form a Wild Boar Hunters
Association. The aims of this group
would include protectionist measures like
setting aside a hunting season (during the
winter months only) and declaring
selected areas in the wild as "hunt-free"
zones, which would be rotated every two
or three seasons. These measures would
allow the wild boar an opportunity to
breed and flourish without becoming
virtually extinct in any one area of the
island.


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Health Update


-Cancer Society
Offers Tests
By Hugh Cottis, President
Cancer Society
As a principal feature of their
observance of Cancer Awareness Month,
the Abaco Branch of the Cancer Society
held their annual screening clinics on
October 3rd. Clinics were held at Marsh
Harbour, Sandy Point and Coopers
Town.
A total of 163 examinations were
made representing a 12 percent increase
over last year. Of this group 138 were
females and 25 were males. The women
had pap-smear tests for cervical cancer
and breast examinations. The men were
examined for prostate problems. The
results of these tests should be available
in about three weeks from the clinic at
which the examination was made. This
information is strictly confidential and
results will not be made available to
anyone not presenting the official
numbered green identification slip.
These annual clinics are made possible
by the cooperation of the Cancer Society
(Nassau) and doctors of Princess
Margaret Hospital who volunteer their
weekend to provide this service. On this
occasion the team comprised Dr. R.
Davis,-Dr. Gibbons, Dr. Cargill, Althea
Sands, Barbara Higgs, Kimberley Davis,


and Sherry Cumberbatch. The visiting
team was aided by members of the
Abaco Branch. Special thanks are
extended to Dr. Ameeral, Nurse Peggy
Cooper and the staff of the Marsh
Harbour clinic, Nurse Estelle Pinder and
staff at Sandy Point clinic and Nurse
Cornish and staff at Cooper's Town
clinic. They, too, volunteered their
services to make the day a success.
The Abaco Branch continues to
provide financial assistance to cancer
patients in the form of air-fares while
traveling for treatment as well as an
ongoing programme to raise public
awareness of cancer related matters.
Very soon raffle tickets for our
Annual Fund Raising Raffle will go on
sale, the proceeds from which allow us
to go on with our work in the Abaco
community. The Society looks forward to
the public's support which has been so
generously forthcoming in the past.


AA Meetings
The AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets
Monday and Thursdays on 6:30
p.m. at New Visions Church in
Abaco Shopping Centre.
The AA group in Hope Town
meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the
clinic.


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Junior Tennis
Tournament Held
Mr. Bobby Russell, tennis pro at
Abaco Towns by the Sea, is proud to
announce the results of the First Junior
Tennis Tournament held on Abaco. On
the 18th of September, more than ten
eager youngsters from schools in Marsh
Harbour participated in the round robin
tournament.
The winner of the one day tournament
was Roger Smith Jr. aged 11. Roger is a
student at Wesley College and takes
tennis lessons with Mr. Russell as part of
the schools' sports programme. Roger is
the son of Evie and Ricky Smith of
Spring City.
Taking second place honours was
Dario Mills age 12. Dario is a student at
Abaco Central High School. He is the
son of Dolly and Silbert Mills of Dundas
Town.
Third place went to Kirky Key age
eight and Julian Williams age 12 both are
students of St. Francis de Sales School.
Kirky is the son of Lynn and Henry Key
of Marsh Harbour and Julian is the son
of Cyprianna and Jimmy Williams of
Dundas Town.
Although the tournament was opened
to boys and girls, Nyika Wilmore of
Murphy Town was the lone female
represented.
Mr. Russell said that despite the fact
that he had to provide all trophies and T-
shirts personally, he is thrilled at the
level of participation for this first
tournament and only expects
improvement for future events. He would
like to encourage the business
establishments and the Abaco community
to give their support for upcoming
tournaments. Tennis is a life-long sport
and any encouragement students can
receive now could only prove to be a
sound investment.
Many thanks and appreciation to the
management of Abaco Towns by the Sea
for the use of the tennis courts and to
Boat Harbour for providing lunch for the
young entrants.
Softball Awards Given
By Isobel Sherman
The Abaco Amateur Softball
Association recently presented trophies to
the ladies' and men's Championship
Teams for 1995, 1996 and 1997.
The 1995 Champions were The
Charlies Angels for the ladies and the
Mac Raiders for the men. The 1996
Champions were the Papa Nasty
Falconettes for the ladies and Marsh
Harbour Sharks for the men. The 1997
Champions were The Papa Nasty
Falconettes for the ladies and Walter
McIntosh Constructioneers for the men.
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Abaco Amateur Softball Association led
by Kirk "Juice" Reckley has resigned a
full year before their term of office was
up. When contacted, Mr Reckley said it
just was time he and his executive step
aside. However, he released no other
details concerning his resignation.
Abaco Primary School
Competitions
By David Cote
The Primary School Jamboree Games
were hosted at the Murphy Town Park,
on October 7, 1998. Of the seven teams
which participated, Crossing Rocks
Primary School held out for the most
impressive scores with two wins and no
losses followed by St. Francis de Sales
Primary with two wins and one loss.
Next in the line-up were Fox Town
Primary and Amy Roberts All-Age
Schools with one win and one loss each
and Cherokee Sound All-Age finished
with one win and zero losses. Both
Central Abaco Primary and Man-O-War
Cay All-Age found it steep going and
each came in with no wins and two
losses.
Games will begin for the regular
season the week of October 13th.
High School Sports
By David Cote
In high school softball action at
Murphy Town Park on October 8th, S.C.
Bootle High School creamed Forest
Heights Academy. In the Junior Boys'
division, S.C. Bootle scored 11 runs to
Forest Heights two; for the Intermediate
Boys S.C. Bootle chalked up 10 runs to
Forest Heights two and the Intermediate
Girls of S.C. Bootle swept Forest
Heights 10 runs to one.
Softball Round Robin
Tournament
By Isobel Sherman
The Raiders were in Nassau on
Discovery Day weekend to play in the
Round Robin Tournament of the National
Softball Association. Only 12 players
strong, the Raiders did make an
impression in the tournament
They defeated the team from Long
Island in the first round. On Saturday


they lost to Miller Light, a team from
New Providence, but bounced back to
beat the Appleton Stars from Freeport 4-
2. The winning pitcher was Frederick
"The Skipper" Cornish. They were
eliminated by the Miller Light Knights
from Nassau.
Volleyball President
to Travel
By Isobel Sherman
Newly elected President of the
Bahamas Volleyball Federation, Mr Don
Cornish expects to represent the Bahamas
at the Federation of International
Volleyball Congress in Tokyo Japan on
October 27-3. Mr Cornish was also


recently elected to the Caribbean Zonal
Volleyball Association which is the
governing body of volleyball for the
Caribbean region.
Mr Cornish resides in Dundas Town
and is secretary to the Central Abaco
District Council. Due to his new duties
as President, he had to resign the
presidency of the Abaco Volleyball
Association.
Abaco Amateur
Basketball Association
By Isobel Sherman
The opening of the basketball season


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People in the News


Students Receives
Honour
By Isobel Sherman
Lamond Davis, a 1997 graduate of
Abaco Central High School and a former
resident of Spring City, received an
award recently from the Culinarians of
the Northern Bahamas. Lamond was
recognized for being an outstanding
second year apprentice chef at the
Freeport campus of the Bahamas Hotel
Training College. Lamond is under
apprenticeship sponsored by Club
Fortuna in Freeport where he apprentices
three days per week and attends classes
at the Hotel Training College the other
two days.
Lamond has impressed the staff of the
school from his first interview.
According to Ms. Major of the Freeport
campus, he was the first to be awarded
an apprenticeship in 1997 at a time when
many hotels in Freeport were closing for
renovations. Yet Lamond was picked
first.
The Hotel Training College expects
great things from Lamond and he is
already planning on furthering his
education in the field of culinary arts
when he completes his apprenticeship
programme in another year.
Congratulations, Lamond, from your
former Food and Nutrition Teacher.
Doctor Receives Honour
Dr. Frank Boyce of Marsh Harbour
received the degree of Fellow of the
American Academy of Family
Physicians, the national medical
association representing 85,000 family
physicians. The degree was awarded at
the 50th Annual Scientific Assembly in
September.


This degree is in recognition off
doctors who have distinguished
themselves through service to family
medicine and professional development.
Family physicians provide care for all
members of the family and are trained to
treat the majority of medical problems
for their patients of all ages. The
organization requires its members to earn
150 hours of approved continuing
education every three years.
Abaco Son New
President of Bahamas
Volleyball Federation
By David Cote
Don Cornish, the 1998 President of
the Volleyball Association of Abaco and
also of the Abaco Basketball Association,
resigned the former post in order to
accept his post as the newly-elected
President of the Bahamas Volleyball
Federation a post always held
previously by residents of New
Providence.
Having recently returned from
accompanying the men's and women's
volleyball teams to Martinique to
compete in the Caribbean Volleyball
Championship a silver medal winner
for the women and a fourth-place take-
home for the men Mr. Cornish is now
readying himself to represent the
Bahamas at the International Volleyball
Congress in Tokyo, Japan, in two weeks
time. The Congress meets periodically to
discuss the direction of the world's
volleyball associations and how they can
not only improve themselves but how the
Congress as a body can assist. The


Mr. Don Cornish


Bahamas has benefitted in recent months
by training camps put on by international
coaches in New Providence.
Mr. Cornish will be serving out the
tenure of the most recent President of the
Federation, Mr. Anthony Roach (who
resigned for personal reasons) until the
year 2000, when elections will be held
again. He hopes to be able to make a
difference in the way volleyball is viewed
in this country. Even though, his
presidency is the first that was won by a
Family Island resident, Mr. Cornish does
not plan to relocate to New Providence
as a result.

Abaco's Nurse
Practitioner
By Isobel Sherman
Miss Peggy Cooper, Nursing Officer
II, is one of the first of five nursing
practitioners in the Bahamas. Nurse
Cooper is a registered nurse, a practicing
midwife and a health visitor. She is also
certified by the American Heart
Association as a Basic Life Support
Instructor.
Nurse Cooper is based at the Marsh


Harbour Government Clinic and is in
charge of the supervision for nursing and
auxiliary staff on the island of Abaco.
Nurse Cooper with her ready smile is
always busy and ready to assist in any
way she can. Last December she was
instrumental in bringing a workshop to
Abaco sponsored by the Ministry of
Health and Environment and the Pan
American Health Organization for Food
Handlers.


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Page 25


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The RAGE Is Readied


By Stephanie Humblestone
Eight days before the All Abaco
Regatta, the Abaco Rage was still in dry-
dock receiving last minute renovations.
"We are trying to finish everything in
time," said Chris Lightbourne, who was
instrumental in purchasing the 28' work
boat last October on behalf of the Hope
Town community from Scott Weatherford
of Man-O-War Cay.
The famed wooden sloop which has
raced against most Class A boats in the
Bahamas is having its yearly maintenance
and is also preparing for the second All
Abaco Regatta. The regatta will take place
from October 29th to 31st in the waters
between Treasure Cay and Green Turtle
Cay. The bottom and sides of the hull are
being cleaned, the mast re-laminated and
extended by 5 feet and the rudder repaired
and upgraded.
New sails are arriving any day from
Nassau. "They will be traditional ones and
hopefully really improve our
performance," said Chris, who along with
the crew of 15 and countless volunteers,
worked tirelessly last year and, indeed,
this year to make entry into the All Abaco
Regatta a reality.
Dubbed to be Bigger and Better, The


All Abaco Family Island Regatta promises
to be a major sailing event of the year
with entries from far and wide. The
Abaco Rage, which positioned seventh
and fifth in the last All Abaco Regatta
and sixth overall in the Long Island
regatta earlier this year, hopes to improve
its placing at the forthcoming regatta.
Chris and the crew believe that these
are still early days but The Rage's
performance will get better and better
with time. "We are pushing for the first of
the year to do extensive modification and
will sail in as many sailing venues as we
can," said Chris, who is actively
organising a raffle to help pay for
outstanding bills accrued from the
purchase and renovation of the boat.
The raffle which will be drawn in six
to eight week's time will have as its
luring prize a 17' Boston Whaler with a
70 HP Evinrude motor, a Bimini top and
lots of accessories. Tickets will cost $20
each and will be available throughout
Abaco.
Chris Lightbourne and the crew of the
Abaco Rage would like to thank all who
have kindly helped in making The Rage,
as it is affectionately known, a dream
come true.


Bahamasair Upgrades


By Isobel Sherman
Plans were announced by Mr. Fred
Cooper, Customer Relations Manager of
Bahamasair, that services at both Marsh
Harbour and Treasure Cay airports are
being upgraded. The new features
include a brand new phone system and
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from the Kichen of..


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By Sam Hoffer
Gone Fishing
Everyone knows fish not only tastes
good but it is good for you. Some people
prefer their fish fried. While I like fried
fish, current research leaves little doubt
that fried foods contribute to high
cholesterol and heart attacks.
An alternative to frying is sauteing.
Saute means to cook and brown food in
a very small quantity of fat in an open
skillet. Use a non stick skillet and
experiment with using less fat than called
for in the recipe.

Youth Activities


Scouts Raise Money
By Huel Moss
The Abaco's Most Beautiful Lady
project is an idea to raise funds for the
Abaco District of the Bahamas Scout
Association. It is a fun project that
involves wide community participation.
The idea is to have the community
"vote" for a person who is a female at
least 16 years old by writing the person's
name on a "ballot" and donating $1.00
per vote. Participants may "vote" as
many times as they like. Businesses are
especially urged to participate as an
employee that wins will add positive
relations of that firm.
The project will run from October 3rd
to October 24th. The public
announcement of the winner will take
place on October 26th. There will be a
winner's reception and press day on
October 29th at the Anglican Parish Hall
in Marsh Harbour.
The lucky winner will receive among
other prizes a round trip ticket to Florida
and accommodations there from Trinity
Travel and Tour Agency and the Rotary
Club of Abaco, luhch for two at Bay
View Restaurant, a floral arrangement
from Pine Woods Nursery, a gift
certificate from Little Switzerland,
clothing from the Seventeen Shop, hair
styles by Sharon Burrows of
Glamourama in, Dundas Town and a
winner's sash.
We are setting up voting stations at the
major banks, food wholesalers, utility
offices, etc. The Scouts themselves will
be out and around during the fund raising
campaign helping to publicize the event
and canvass votes. We will visit all the
cays as well as south and north Abaco.
We are asking the pubic's cooperation
and support as we raise funds for this
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Basically there are two types of fat:
saturated and unsaturated. Of the two,
the saturated fats are the ones that have
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Fish Provencale with
Turmeric Rice
The National Catfish Institute
sponsored a Four Seasons contest with a
winner from each of the seasons. This
recipe won the Fall Category for me.
Don't worry about the catfish the recipe
is terrific with any of the snappers caught
here.
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless fish fillets
all purpose flour
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 8 oz. can stewed tomatoes
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1' 2-1/4 can sliced ripe olives, drained
2 tablespoons white wine
2 minced cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme


minced fresh parsley
Dust fish fillets lightly with flour.
Heat a large non-stick skillet over
medium high heat, add oil and-saute fish,
turning once until done (8-10 minutes).
Remove from heat and keep warm.
In a saucepan combine remaining
ingredients except parsley. Cook over
high heat until it thickens and comes to a
boil. Serve fish over turmeric rice.
Spoon sauce over fish. Sprinkle with
parsley. Serves 4.
Turmeric Rice: Cook 1 cup of rice
according to package directions, omitting
fat. When completed, stir in 1 1/2
teaspoons sweet butter and 1/2 teaspoon
turmeric. (Turmeric is a spice and one of
the primary ingredients in prepared
mustard and curry, giving it its
distinctive golden color.)
Fish with Ginger Sauce
When the Catfish Institute called to tell
me I had won, I asked about this recipe
that I had submitted for the Spring
category. Confidentially, I was told it
was the winner there too but they didn't
want one person to take two categories
so another recipe was chosen. Ginger
root is a brown-skinned tuber in the


produce section of the market.
1 lb. skinless, boneless fish fillets
all purpose flour
3 tablespoons peanut oil
3 tablespoons minced shallots
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon peeled and shredded fresh
ginger root
Soy mixture: 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 2
tablespoons each dry sherry and reduced
sodium soy sauce
Lightly dip in flour, shaking off
excess. Heat non-stick skillet over
moderately high heat, add 2 tablespoons
oil and saute fish until opaque
throughout. Transfer fish to heated
platter and tent. Add remaining 1
tablespoon oil to skillet. Over moderate
heat saute ginger and shallots until soft.
Add stock and bring to boil. Reduce heat
and cook 1 minute. Stir soy mixture well
and add to skillet. Cook stirring until
thickened slightly. Add accumulated
juices from fish. Pour sauce over fish
and serve with plain boiled rice. Serves
4.
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Scholarship Awarded
Justin McDonald, an Abaconian
currently studying at the College of The
Bahamas, has been selected as the
recipient of a $2000 scholarship from
Texaco Bahamas. He will be majoring in
accounting at Arcadia University in
Halifax, Nova Scotia, beginning January,
1999.
"It's always a good idea to begin post-
secondary studies right here at C.O.B. if
you plan to study abroad," says Justin.
"It allows you time to make the
adjustment to the college pace and to
save some money." All credits Justin has
earned to date can be transferred to
Arcadia University.
Justin and his mother, Ms. Sheila


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FROM Page 14


Justin .thDonald from Marsh Harbour, Abaco. is the recipient of a $2000 scholarship
from Texaco Bahamas. Justin will begin classes at Arcadia University in Halifax, Nova
Scotia. in January 1999. Shown above, 1. to r., are Brent Johnson, marketing consultant
for Texaco; Justin McDonald; Marietta Storr, area manager, Family Islands, Texaco.


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University and are excited about
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Following graduation, Justin looks
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Bobby Russell is a tennis pro who has
been working between Abaco Beach
Resort and Abaco Towns for the past
year. Bobby, who hails from Treasure
Cay, took a tennis team into the Bahamas
Games this past July and just missed
receiving the Bronze medal for tennis


skills.
Bobby is interested in promoting the
sport of tennis on the island of Abaco.
Every Tuesday evening and Sunday
afternoon he holds Round Robin
Tournaments. The cost to enter is $4 and
the tournaments are held at the courts at
Abaco Towns by the Sea.
In addition Bobby teaches the students
of St. Francis de Sales School as well as
giving children's group lessons on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
afternoons and Saturday mornings.
Bobby give private lessons by
appointment.
You can see Bobby either at the'tennis
courts at Abaco Beach Resort or at the
courts at Abaco Towns.


had depended on older persons for advice
and what these experiences had meant to
him. Ms. Bain lovingly told how the
Older Persons were once referred to as
Eye- Winkers, but that now they should be
thought of as Precious Pearls. Mr. Patrick
Bethel, not considering himself to be an
Older Person, recited some of his poems
and made everyone laugh at his stories
from the past. The afternoon was a great
success.

FNM Women
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By Isobel Sherman
The FNM Women's Association of
Abaco sponsored a Souse Out on October
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Page 26C The Abaconian November 1st, 1998


Inquest Delayed

Inquest FROM Page 1 consistent with t
there is cause, to bring charges against face down posit
anyone for a future trial. A seven person after death occur
jury will make a decision at the conclusion The facts give
of the inquiry. The jury is comprised'of Mr. person jury shove
Barth Cooper, Mr. Travis Curry, Mrs. found dead in he
Sharon'Dorsett, Mr. Colyn Rees, Ms. Terry Green Turtle Ca'
Russell, Mr. Chad Sawyer and Mr. Van face up with her
Stratton. bound at the wr
Apparently the evidence to date amassed also covered her
by the police has not been sufficiently Her husband,
conclusive to bring charges against anyone. lying face down
No one has been implicated in the death of living room and
Jeannie Pinder or the related theft of bound behind hi
$12,000 from the safe in the Sand Dollar plastic tape and
Shop in New Plymouth and $2,000 from Duct tape had bee
the Andrew Pinder residence. Four hours o
The Inquest began on October 7th and Pinder was the m
adjourned seven days later on the 14th. The only witness to
inquest will resume on November 16th events. He state
when the results of forensic tests and Jeannie, went to
additional evidence will be presented to the watching an awa
jury. Many witnesses were dismissed remembers beinj
subject to recall and may be asked to take night when an un
the stand again, out of bed by
Family and residents were called to give assailant twisted
evidence or elaborate on previous and stayed behind
statements given to the police at the onset. The assailant
Those giving testimony were questioned by "Where's the moi
the two lawyer teams and the judge or to find it in a dr
Crown Counsel. Occasionally, the jury was demanded. T
asked to clarify a point at the conclusion of key to the shop ai
each witness's testimony. safe. Under thi
Dr. Ronald Wilson, resident doctor for Andrew gave the
Treasure Cay, and Dr. Subramanyam, and told him whi
coroner with the Princess Margaret Andrew Pinder's1
Hospital in Nassau, gave evidence struck on the rig:
concerning the initial doctor's report and temple area by a:
the autopsy results, respectively. Andrew stated
The autopsy by Dr. Subramanyam 7:30 in the morn
showed the cause of death as internal phone suspended
hemorrhage and cerebral edema due to a floor on the side o
blow to the back of the head with a blunt receiver was on
object. He stated that body fluids were tone.


3 Weeks for Forensic Results


he body having lain in a
ion for four to six hours
red.
en the court and the seven
v that Jeannie Pinder was
er home in Black Sound,
y. She was lying on a bed
r hands on her abdomen
ists with duct tape. Tape
mouth and nostrils.
Andrew Pinder, was found
on the floor between the
kitchen with his hands
s back with electricians'
his feet similarly bound.
en placed over his mouth.
f testimony by Andrew
ost riveting as he was the
have endured the night's
d that he and his wife,
bed about midnight after
irds program on TV. He
g awakened later in the
known person pulled him
his arm and neck. The
his arm behind his back
d him out of sight.
asked several times,
ney?" and was told where
rawer. Additional money
he assailant asked for the
nd the combination to the
great of physical harm,
assailant the combination
ere to find the shop keys.
last memory was of being
ht side of the face in the
hard object.
that-he "came to" about
ning and saw the kitchen
i by its wire close to the
of the kitchen cabinet. The
the floor without a dial


He crawled and wriggled through the
house into the bedroom where the other
phone was located and found it on the floor
and off the hook. He managed to get the
handpiece back on its cradle. From his
position on the floor he could not see up
onto the bed but he kicked the bed frame
several times and got no response.
He then wriggled himself back into the
kitchen where he was able to dial his
mother after five or six attempts by using
his toes on the phone's push-button dial
pad.
Mrs. Sherry Pinder, mother of Andrew,
received a call about 7:40 a.m. but had
trouble identifying the muffled noises on
the phone. She eventually discerned that it
was probably her son, Andrew, and left
immediately for his house.
On arrival Mrs. Pinder found the house
locked. On only getting muffled cries to
her shouts, she pushed in a window screen
and went into the living room head-first.
She found the living room in disarray and


saw Andrew bound on the floor.
She removed the tape from Andrew's
mouth and was told that he could not get a
response from his wife. Mrs. Pinder also
cut the tape from his wrists, cutting her
finger in the process.
Mrs. Pinder went quickly into the
bedroom and found Jeannie bound with
tape on her wrists lying face up on the bed.
She removed the tape from Jeannie's
mouth but quickly concluded that Jeannie
was dead. Mrs. Pinder then went back to
the kitchen, freed her son's feet and phoned
for help. A pushed-in screen in the
bedroom may have been the assailants
entry point.
In the meantime, Mr.-Percival Pinder,
Andrew's father, alerted Cpl. Smith, the
resident police officer on Green Turtle Cay.
Cpl. Smith arrived about 7:55 a.m. and
called his superiors in Cooper's Town for
assistance.


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Central FROM Pagqe 6
the rest of his committee, welcome
suggestions for events the public would
like to see featured at the fair.
In the meantime, circle the date on
your calendar for a fulfilled day opening
the Christmas season.
Rotary Club Entertains
Official
By Isobel Sherman
The District Governor of the Rotary
Clubs made an official visit to the Rotary
Club of Abaco on September 18th. Mr.
Thomas Garfield and his wife Judith
were honoured at a dinner held at


Flippers Restaurant on Saturday evening.
According to Mrs. Sandra Albury,
Secretary of the Rotary Club of Abaco,
Mr. Garfield was very impressed with all
of the projects that have been undertaken
by the Rotary Club of Abaco in recent
times.

New Travel Agency
Opens
Trinity Travel and Tour held a
opening reception on September 29th at
their office in the Hudson Building. The
agency is owned by Mr. and Mrs.
Bradley Reckley along with their
daughter Cornelia. On hand to


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congratulate them were MP Robert
Sweeting, Administrator Everette Hart,
Deputy Councillor Clifford Henfield and
Ms. Sherry Parker from the Ministry of
Tourism.
Mr. Reckley served as a Customs
Officer for many year before launching
out on his own four years ago with his
own custom brokerage business. His wife
and daughter joined him to open this
travel agency. They intend to give
personalized service which will go
beyond just making reservations and
writing tickets.
Trinity Travel and Tour is affiliated
with the InHouse Travel Group from
Chicago and received their training from
them.

Pilot Club News
By Charlene Fernander
The Pilot Club of Abaco celebrated its
second Installation Dinner at the Jib
Room, Pelican Shores, on September 29th.
Immediate Past President Sybil Hanna and
Nassau Pilot Club member Beverly
LaRoda were invited guests who
participated in the ceremony. Moderator
and current President, Ms. Charlamae
Fernander, President-Elect, Ms. Veronica
Edwards-Naimrn and other executive
officers were in attendance.
The newly installed members of the
Club are Mesdames Valerie Dean, Cecelia


Oliver, Zelma Dean and Eunice Mills.
Pilots were admonished to adhere to Pilot
principles, to be of good character and to
maintain professional standards and high
business acumen. The motto of True
Course Ever embodies the Pilot ideal of
steering a true course on the best of
human behaviour.
Upcoming Pilot Club functions are
several fund-raisers jumble sales, for
example, and a Fall Ball in November. In
the aftermath of several recent traffic
tragedies, the Club's first community
project is the Road Safety Campaign
which will be designed to make the
public, particularly children, much more
aware of how to use the roads of Abaco
safely. The high schools have been invited
to allow their students to participate in a
bumper sticker slogan contest. Sgt. 1376
Elvis Johnson of the Marsh Harbour
branch of the Royal Bahamas Police Force
will be speaking at Abaco schools on the
various aspects of road safety. Pilot sisters
will also be involved with Abaco's new
Special Education programme by helping
school children to read more proficiently.
The Pilot Club of Abaco, only six
months old, is now 26-member strong and
growing. Men are enthusiastically
encouraged to join the service
organization and contribute their unique
talents to this cause.


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Page 28 The Abaconian November 1st, 1998


Disney Brings 38,000 in 3 Months


Disney FROM Page 1
Bahamas for the first time ever.
During this time, Disney Cruise Line
has worked closely with senior
representatives of the Bahamian
government to continually look for ways
to provide economic and employment
benefits to residents on Abaco.
"Disney Cruise Lines has worked very
hard to offer residents of the Sandy Point
community both full and part time work
at Castaway Cay," said Darlene Papalini,
spokeswoman for Disney Cruise Line.
Our efforts have included hosting a two
day job fair in Sandy Point last January,
posting job notices on public bulletin
boards in government offices in Sandy
Point and Marsh Harbour and regular
announcements on Radio Abaco."
Mr. Everette Hart, Administrator for
Abaco, is pleased with Disney Cruise
Line's efforts. "Disney has undertaken
substantial efforts regarding offering both
Sandy Point residents and other
Abaconians employment opportunities at
Castaway Cay," he said.
Currently, Disney Cruise Line
employs 21 full and part time Abaconians
at the island, which consists exclusively
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of Crown Land and land owned by
Disney Cruise Line. The cruise line
offers free round-trip boat transportation
daily from Sandy Point for those who
work on Castaway Cay.
In addition, the company has been
diligently advertising in various
Bahamian newspapers and on the radio
for qualified people to operate
bonefishing excursions for its guests. To
date, the cruise line has received only
one response.
Disney Cruise Line has also worked
with The Bahamas to incorporate many
of country's cultural elements into their
cruise experience. For example, a
Bahamian band performs on the ship's
pool deck stage as the ship leaves its
home port of Port Canaveral. Guests
dining in Parrot Cay, one of the ship's
three restaurants, enjoy the restaurant's
Bahamian theme featuring a colorful,
casual atmosphere and the flavors and
spices of The Bahamas.
Children, who participate in the line's
extensive children's program are invited
to make colorful creations at Junkanoo
Jammers using Bahamian techniques or
enjoy Sebastian's Junkanoo Jam where


Castaway Cay is a perfect tropical setting for visitors to enjoy the beautiful waters and
beach of the Bahamas. Amenities on the island include a tram to transport the visitors
from the Disney Magic to the beach area. In true Disney tradition, everything is
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kids are invited to the dance floor to
enjoy singing and moving to the
Junkanoo beat.
Every Wednesday and Saturday up to
2400 guests disembark in Nassau to
enjoy a day of shopping along Bay Street
or to participate in one of the many
Bahamian tours and shore excursions.
That evening a traditional Junkanoo
celebration is performed like never
before under the creative direction of
Bahamian Kayla Edwards. The creativity
of Disney and the rich spirit of Junkanoo
have come together for an unforgettable
night of Bahamian food, colorful
costumes and dancing.
"It was important to us that our guests


were able to experience as much of The
Bahamas as possible during their short
time here," says Papalini. The response
has been fantastic and guests have told us
they're looking forward to their next visit
to The Bahamas."
On Castaway Cay, a one-of-a-kind
Bahamian treasure, guests relax to the
music of a four-piece Bahamian band
from Abaco and enjoy the natural beauty
of The Bahamas. Shoppers can choose
from the work of some of the most
skilled artisans in The Bahamas as
presented by the Bahamian company,
Cultural Illusions. Nearby, Bahamian
hair braiders from Abaco delight guests
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school. Mrs. Swain emphasized to
parents that Government or the Ministry
of Education does not supply the school
with all it needs and therefore the school
must buy items on their own.
Concerning the uniform policy Mrs.
Swain reminded parents that at a
previous PTA meeting the school crest
was shown and parents were told it cost
$4. Parents were told that the crest
would become part of school uniform in
September 1998. Mrs. Swain commented
that some parents had purchased the crest
that evening.
Mrs. Swain stated that boys must wear
white neckties embroidered with ACH on
them. She said the deadline for having
the crests and the ties was supposed to
have been October 1st, 1998. But
because there were still about 80 students
without ties or crests, it was decided that
the final deadline would be the day
students return from mid-term break,
November 2nd, 1998.
Several heads of departments then
addressed the parents on the need for
them to encourage their children to
study, especially the grade 12 students
who would be sitting the BGCSE
Examinations in May of 1999.
Students Plan Trip
to Jamaica
By Isobel Sherman
The students of one of the grade 11
classes at Abaco Central High School
have formed a club called The New
Millennium Club. Ms. Jill Saunders,
their homeroom teacher has been guiding


native guards in many Caribbean islands
must walk up and down their area of
beach all night long every night during
the nesting season. Otherwise, two and
four legged marauders will kill the turtles
and destroy the nests.
She mentioned that counties which
organize proper guided turtle watches
during the nesting period make much
more money from this eco-touristic
venture than they do from harvesting
turtles to eat.
In addition to students from Guana
Cay School and Man-O-War Cay School
attending with teachers, parents and
chaperons, Mr. Wayne Cornish,
Fisheries officer on Abaco, Mr. Joe


Albury, turtle enthusiast from Man-O-
War -and Kim and John from the
Bahamas Marine Mammal Research
Center attended. Mrs. Katz came to
Hope Town through Principal Candace
Key's cousin, Mrs. Carolyn Ryder,
herself an active environmentalist.
Teachers' Day Observed
By Isobel Sherman
International Teachers' Day, which
was sanctioned by UNESCO of the
United Nations, was celebrated all over
the world on the 5th of October. This
year the Bahamas Union of Teachers


them in their drive to raise funds to
travel to Jamaica from April 1st to 8th,
1999. In order to defray expenses of
$450 to $500 per person, the students
have held a dance, weekly Friday bake
sales and plan on having many more
functions. On the Discovery Day holiday
the students held a cook out at the school
as well as a car wash. On the drawing
boards are two more school dances and a
fashion and talent show in November.
While in Jamaica the students will visit
the University of the West Indies, the
Blue Mountains, Ocho Rios, Kingston,
sugar factories and mining refineries, a
museum, and schools.
Students Learn About
Sea Turtles
By Candace Key
Hope Town School acted as host
school recently for an exciting and
informative program about sea turtles.
Mrs. Wilma Katz, who lives on the West
Coast of Florida, enthralled over 80
students and 20 adults with information
and tales from her many years of work
and travels to protect turtles.
- Her slides, posters and talk
enlightened the listeners to the
importance of our protection of several
types of turtles which live their lives at
sea, coming on land only to lay their
eggs.
Mrs. Katz is presently in Guatemala
working with native beach guards. The
children loved her story of raising funds
in Florida to buy a horse for one of the
beach patrol guards in Guatemala so he
would be able to cover the protected
beach area more swiftly during the
nesting time. To protect turtles and eggs,


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More School News
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Schools


FROM Page 29


participated. The theme for this year
was Teachers Shape the Nations.
T-shirts were sold on Abaco so
teachers could wear them on the 5th of
October. Oliver Ferguson of Abaco
Central Highs School was in charge of T-
shirt sales.
Science Equipment Is
Donated
By Isobel Sherman
On October 14th Abaco Central High


School received a donation of science
equipment. Seven boxes of equipment
was donated by Mr. John M. Bee,
President of McAllaster Bicknel Co. of
New Haven, Connecticut. Approximately
one year ago Mr. Bee and some friends
were taken on a tour of Abaco by Mr.
Cay Russell, a taxi driver. Mr. Bee
wanted to visit a public school so Mr
Russell suggested a visit to Abaco
Central High School. While touring the
science tabs, Mr. Bee thought he might
be able to help with equipment for the
labs.


Shown above is Mrs. Royann Swain of Abaco Central High School accepting a donation
of seven boxes of science laboratory equipment from Mr. Cay Russell who arranged for
the donation from American visitors. Mr. Huel Moss, Head of the Science Department,
is very excited about the equipment. Photo by Isobel Sherman


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TREASURE/FREEPORT DAILY 0750 0825
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The equipment arrived by boat irom
West Palm Beach and Mr. Russell
brought the seven boxes of needed
equipment to the smiling faces of Mrs.
Royann Swain, Principal, and Mr. Huel
Moss, Jr. Head of the Science
Department. The equipment will be used
mainly in the Physics and Chemistry
classes.
Abaco Central High School wishes to
thank Mr. Bee for his kind donation and
sent a letter to him expressing their
gratitude.
School Selects Student MP
By Isobel Sherman
On the 19th of October Abaco Central
High School held an election to select a
student to represent the school at a Youth
Parliament to be held in Nassau on
November 12th and 13th. Sponsored by


the Bahamas Family Planning
Association with assistance from the
Parliamentary Register and Mr. Errol
Bethel, Parliamentary Registrar, this
election included nomination papers and
a sealed ballot box that was sent from
Nassau. Candidates were to campaign
and speak on the topics that concern
teenagers today in the Bahamas.
There were five candidates: Opal
Dawkins, Grade 12, Charles Smith,
Grade 11, Valencia Edgecombe, Grade
11, Colin Scavelia, grade 11 and Tecuma
Sherman, Grade 10 and the youngest
candidate.
After the speeches the ballots were
cast and the winner was Opal Dawkins.
She will be traveling to Nassau to take
part in a Youth Parliament that will be
televised on the Parliamentary Channel
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For you, our customers, this means less outages
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However, with the activation of the new system,
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More News of the Cays


Cays FROM Page 5
The welfare of our country and how
we handle our independence lies in our
hands.
Summer Camp Is Held
in Hope Town
By Susi Franz
Every weekday morning in July a
crowd slowly gathers outside the Hope
Town Sailing Club. They arrive on foot,
by bike, by boat and by 8:30 the crowd
has swelled to 50 restless, ball bouncing
lanyard-twistingquestion-askingchildren.
"What are we going to do today?" they
ask. The answer to this question varies
from day to day but sailing is the activity
that brings these children together in
July.
For five years the month of July has
not only meant Regatta Time, but
summer camp for Hope Town's children.
The Hope Town Sports and Sailing Camp
is organized by Jim Laughlin and staffed
by volunteers through the sponsorship of
the Hope Town Sailing Club. Its aim is
to promote sailing among Hope Town's
youth. It runs each morning during the
week for the month of July. And a good
time is generally had by all.
The daily camp offers Hope Town's
young people an opportunity to acquire
sailing skills, work on arts and crafts,
participate in organized athletic activities
like soccer and basketball and most of all
have fun. Campers learn and practice
sailing basics on four Sunfish. Weekly
snorkeling trips were a new addition to
the camp this year, giving the campers a
hand-on lesson about their local
ecosystem.
On July 27th campers traded in their
Sunfish for a bigger, faster ride. The
Abaco Rage took on a younger than usual
crew\ for a day of sailing. The crew of
the Rage gave campers a lesson in
"hiking out" as they manned the rail of
the Rage. Screams of fear and delight
mingled as both the rail and its young
crew dipped into the water and Hope


Town's racing sloop sailed around the
Parrot Cays.
The Hope Town Sports and Sailing
Camp offers the young people of Hope
Town a supervised morning of activities
and fun. The camp concludes each year
with a scavenger hung, cake and juice at
the Sailing Club and a final trip to the
beach. Thanks to the involvement of the
community and the sponsorship of the
Sailing Club, July has become a
memorable month for Hope Town's
children.
Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
Our leaves may not turn orange and
brown and fall from the trees, but we
still know that it is the fall season. If you
rise early, there's that slight chill in the
air. The noisy sea gulls have flown
south, the days are getting shorter and
temperatures are in the 80s. Hopefully,
the hurricane season is over.
Hurricane Georges had us all watching
the tropical update and even boarding up
some homes. Fortunately, Georges did
not include Abaco in his Caribbean tour.
With a sister and brother-in-law in
Louisiana, our family did not breathe a
sigh of relief until Georges fell apart.
Fortunately, they, too, were spared any


Garth Sweeting and Will Key, both of
Hope Town, display a 19 pound soursop
grown in Mr. Sweeting's garden.
Photo by Candace Key


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damage.
The much anticipated Coroner's
Inquest into the death of Jeannie Sands
Pinder began in Marsh Harbour on
October 7th. Coroner Winston Saunders
and a five man, two women jury/panel
heard evidence for six days before
adjourning until November 16th. Persons
travelled each day from Green Turtle
Cay to attend the inquest. After more
than a year of speculation and theories, it
was interesting and enlightening to hear
the testimonies and evidence presented. It
was also very interesting to experience
the court procedures.
New Clinic Opens
For the first time since Dr. Walter
Kendrick retired, our community has its
own private medical clinic! Dr. Robert
Sonn opened his Sunlight Medical Center
on October 13th. The medical center is
located in the Ole B's building near the
ferry dock. Office hours are Tuesdays
and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12 Noon and 1
p.m. to 4 p.m. Dr. Sonn is also available
in case of emergency. The office
telephone is 365-4409.
Dr. Robert Sonn comes to us from Ft.
Myers, Florida. He and his wife Anne, a
registered nurse with experience in the
mental health field, have a home on
Green Turtle Cay. The Sonns have two
sons and a daughter, all of whom are
pursuing a medical career.
Dr. Sonn's medical career extends
over three decades. From 1965 to 1980
he practiced as a general surgeon in Ft.
Lauderdale. From 1980 to 1985 he was
the Chief of Surgery at a teaching


hospital in New Jersey. From 1985 to
1998 Dr. Sonn practiced in Ft. Myers.
Dr. Sonn now brings his years of
experience to our community. After
years of asking government for a doctor
who lives in our community, our voices
have been heard. Our community
welcomes Dr. and Mrs. Sonn.
Our local government Town
Committee has a new chairman. Mr.
Roswell Sawyer stepped down as
chairman this month. Mr. Maxwell
McIntosh is the new chairman and
Lincoln Jones the Deputy Chairman.
Many thanks to Mr. Sawyer for the
many hours he served our community.
Good luck to Mr. Mcintosh as he
assumes the responsibilities.
The All Abaco Regatta is scheduled to
begin on October 29th. After weeks of
quiet, it will be nice to have our town
bustling with activity.

PLEASE SEE Cays Page 35



Overeaters
Anonymous
A group recovering from
compulsive overeating meets at the
Marsh Harbour Library.
Tuesday 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 2:00 p.m.
Friday 9:15 a.m.
Call 367-2068 for more information.


November 1st, 1998






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Disney FROM Page 28
of all ages with their precision. And
hardly a guest leaves the island without
purchasing a limited edition Bahamian
stamp which can be mailed from the
government post office featuring its own
Castaway Cay postmark.
Aside from the employment and
economic opportunities, the greatest
benefit Disney Cruise Line offers The
Bahamas is their unprecedented ability to
reach the world. Recent inaugural
activities exemplified the benefit the
marketing giant brings to the islands of
The Bahamas. Glowing headlines have
appeared around the world as thousands
of media flocked to see Disney's latest
venture. The result: millions of dollars
worth of worldwide marketing exposure
for Disney and for The Bahamas.
"We want to showcase the beauty of
The Bahamas to the world and provide
an unforgettable vacation. We hope that
our guests will not only return to Disney
Cruise Line but to the islands of The
Bahamas as well," concludes Papalini.


Inquest FROM Page 26
During the morning Mr. Pinder and the
police went to the Sand Dollar Shop in
town and discovered the back door open.
Inside the shop's office the safe was open
and jewelry was strewn all about the floor.
An envelope was missing containing about
$12,000 which belonged to a guest at their
Black Sound Marina. No jewelry or other
valuables appeared to be missing.
A, young lady from Green Turtle Cay
was questioned extensively on her
statement of eight or more pages originally
given to the police. Her lawyer, Mr. Alfred
Grey, introduced a certified statement
made about four months later in which the
original statement was declared false as
being made under duress.
A young man, a friend of Andrew who
grew up in Green Turtle Cay but is
presently living in Freeport, was
questioned extensively on his visit to
Abaco that weekend and his quick return to
Grand Bahama in the pre-dawn hours of
September 15, 1998. He said he came to
Abaco to party and see friends. He
basically accounted for his time on Abaco
and said he did not go to Green Turtle Cay
during his brief stay on Saturday. He had
planned to visit the cay on Sunday.
However, he received a call on his beeper
that he should report to work at 7:00 a.m.
Sunday morning on Grand Bahama. On
getting this message he found his charter
boat captain about 3:30 a.m. in Cooper's
Town and went back to Grand Bahama by
boat from Crown Haven and reported to
work on time.
Questions relating to drugs were asked
of several witnesses. However, nothing of
any consequence came this line of
questioning.
The two legal teams and the judge were
visibly annoyed when the Crown's Counsel
announced at the beginning of the Saturday
morning session on October 10th, that
forensic test results would not be available
for three weeks. Apparently since no one
has been charged, the testing had received
a low priority on the forensic test schedule
which, in this case, is done abroad.

Inquest Given New
Light by Works Crew
Playing to a full courtroom, the staff at
the local Works Compound came with a
stepladder at 9:50 a.m. on the second day
of the inquest and replaced light bulbs in
the ceiling fixtures. This shed more light
for the court but did not enlighten the
investigation.


Airstrip FROM Page 1
Island. When this is in place, they will
send a team up to start work.
The men will first scarify the surface,
then add newly ripped quarry, re-compact
it and finally water bond it into place.
The whole process should take about four
to six weeks and will cost $200,000.
Waugh Construction was chosen above
many other bids for its expertise. The
family owned concern whose President
Sonny Waugh began the business 27 years
ago, constructed the Treasure Cay Airport
in the late seventies. Examples of their
work are seen throughout the Bahamas,
and they are currently working with a
New Jersey company on a $2 million
dollar contract in Nassau.


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


MP for South Abaco, Robert Sweeting,
confirmed that the funds are in place and
that work would begin as soon as-
possible. Moore's Island air strip which
was constructed in the early eighties has
been out of commission since last July. It
has been a major inconvenience to the
communities on Moore's Island which
have felt the repercussions of isolation.
Nurse Collie of the island's
Government Clinic expressed concern
about medical emergencies. In such cases
planes have had to get special clearance
from Civil Aviation in Nassau and local
Government representatives in Abaco.
This has been a problem when time is of
the essence.
The 1000-strong community are pleased
but inpatient for work to begin. Chairman


of local government for Moore's Island,
Pastor Nixon Simms, said, "We are
desperate. We need doctors to' come in,
government officials, bankers etc. Things
have been at a standstill." He stated in no
uncertain terms that work needed to begin
yesterday! "All kinds of things go wrong
in a 1000+ community. We really should
have had some mobilization of equipment
before now. We are all hoping that the
contract involves the extension of the
runway," he added stressing that there
surely has to be a facility for landing of
the national flag carrier.
Pastor Simms, who has tirelessly called
Nassau to precipitate the renovations of
the runway, would also like to see Waugh
Construction address work needed on the
shore line and the school.


Marcellus Roberts
Realtor
VHF radio 16
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Tel. 242-365-8064


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Great Guana Cay, Abaco
"The Unspoiled Island"
Over 200 lots starting at $25,000 also acreage,
oceanfront, hilltop and bayside lots
Pinder's Cottages, 2 & 3 bedroom, $650 to
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Great Cistern 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 level
house with all around decks, great views of
the Cays, private beach access. Phone 367-
3544 anytime or 367-3042 from9-5
Green Turtle Cay Waterfront lots, White
Sound, Sea of Abaco and Bluff Harbour. From
$169,900. Magnificent panoramic view lots.
From $125,000. Call 365-4462
Green Turtle Cay One acre lot. 150' frontage
on most desirable ocean beach, Reef yards
away. $250,000 Call (802) 848-7627


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island. We want to find the right people to
share our magnificent 12 acre estate. We are
offering a prime tract of 2.1 acres plus a deep
water boat slip in our protected harbour. This
high elevation tract overlooks the harbour,
Foots Cay and the exceptional Sea of Abaco
and extends to the Atlantic Ocean. The main
part is cleared for immediate building. There is
a lawn, coconut palms, hibiscus and rich
topsoil for gardening and fruit trees. $350,000.
For information or appointment to view the
property, call 242-359-6218 or write to P.O.
Box AB 20315, Marsh Harbour.


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ABACO
Eastern Shores. Sea-to-sea 2 storey duplex. 3
bedrms. upstairs, 2 baths each. Beautiful sandy,
beach, deck and mooring on The Sea of Abaco.
Great opportunity! List #3422 $536,000.00
Treasure Cay. Commercial property on the
Great Abaco Highway at the entrance to
Treasure Cay. Perfect for restaurant or cottage
industry, store 39,084 square feet.
List 14326"' $89,500.00
Leisure Lee. Lovely wooded canal lot across
from sandy beach. Deep water moorage and
access to the sea. List #3413 $29,000.00
Leisure Lee. Wonderful home, all the
amenities. 3 bedrm, 2 -baths, Euro-design
kitchen. Separate 1 bed, I bath guest suite.
Pool, deep water canal, beach access.
List ;3521 $375,000.00
Elbow Cay Near White Sound. 2 bed, 2 bath
with screened porch. Fenced back yard. Ideal
for young family or second home. Great price!
List #3383 $185,000.00
Great Cistern Cay. "Coral Point".... spacious
island home on The Sea of Abaco. 3 bedrooms,
3 baths, wonderfully equipped kitchen. Lush
landscaping on 1+ acres.
List #3573 $425,000.00
Great Cistern Cay. Beautiful 1 acre plus
building sites with elevations to 50' overlooking
the sea! Wonderful thick coppice with mature
trees. List #3315 $65,000.00
Casuarina Point. 12,720+/- sq. ft. canal
building site with dock. Super bone fishing
area. Sales price includes all costs.
List #3489 $25,000.00
Elbow Cay. Beautiful resort property!
Meticulously maintained four building resort
with fresh water pool.... steps to Atlantic Ocean
beach. List #3283 Call for details
Exclusive Affiliate of
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Phone 242-367-3262/3 Fax 242-367-3260
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Leisure Lee Waterfront, seawall & dock, deep
water, underground utilities, cleared & ready
to build on choice lot $79,900, 561-223-9567
Leisure Lee waterfront lot, best location,
seawalled, underground electric, water, solid
land no fill, large trees, 400' from beach.
Direct from owner, was $39,500. Quick sale
$29,500 includes conveyance & stamp tax.
Tom Roberts 242-322-4782 or 324-2015
Man-O-War Large quiet wooded lots with
private path to fine beach, all with
underground elect. Some with private path to
harbour and dock location. Harcourt
Thompson, M-O-W Cay (242) 365-6060
Man-O-War Estate, 5 years young, 2 story, 4
bed/4 bath, 3400 sq ft. under A/C, insulated,
50 K+, cistern, furnished, dock, beach. Must
see. $850K 242-365-6312 or 561-832-9776
Man-O-War two lots on the ocean side, 6T x
S10' and 72' x 130'. Better price if bought
together. Call 365-6103 day or 365-6246 night
Marsh Harbour Two vacant lots in Great
Abaco Club gated community with seawall,
facing the Hope Town lighthouse. Dedicated
harbour side dock. $145,000 each obo. Real
Estate Exchange in Freeport 242-351-4731,
Fax 351-4736, Ask for David


GREEN TURTLE CAY Black Sound adjacent
to Abaco Yacht Services, 100 ft. harbour front
lot. $300,000
GREAT SALE CAY 380 acres sea to sea,
Call for details
BILLY BO CAY 4 acres on south side, 5
minutes from south side dock. $.150,000
SANDY POINT 50 acres south west comer of
Abaco. South of the Sandy Point airport. Loads
of water frontage. Call for details.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES 2 bed 2 bath
beach home, swimming pool, solar panels, great
condition $310,000
GREEN TURTLE CAY beach front lot in
Bita Bay, $95,000
GREEN TURTLE* CAY Hilltop lot
overlooking Coco Bay, 24,000+ sq. ft..
Asking $77,000


TREASURE CAY 3 bed on
from beach
Adjacent lot available


1A acre, across
$140,000
$25,000


ELBOW CAY 6 acres beachfront $635,000
Ocean front lot 82 x 205 $120,000
BOAT HARBOUR MARINA 3 storey newly
built, finest quality construction, Mexican
Satillo tiles, French doors, 2 sheltered docks
Call for details
MARSH HARBOUR 1+ acre on Stede Bonnet.
Views of Marsh Harbour $100,000


TREASURE CAY Canal lot
Interior lot
Golf course lot


$87,000
$10,000
$15,000


TREASURE CAY 3 bedroom house on 1/4
acre, across from beach $140,000
CASUARINA POINT Large 2 storey house in
good condition on 3 canal lots, great for
bonefish/diving lodge $400,000
Lot 80 x 125 across from beach $15,000
'LONG BEACH hilltop, interior and beach lots,
underground elec. and water, prices vary
Call for these or other properties in Abaco
Tel 242-325-1950 or 242-322-4148

Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land,
Rentals and Sales. Hope Town Hideaways
Call 242-366-0224 or Fax 242-366-0434
On the internet at www.hopetown.com

Marsh Harbour Govt.. Subdivision, 3 bed 2
bath, 2143 sq. ft., 3,000 gal. cistern, garage,
satellite. Call Kevin 367-2333 at work or 367-
3033 after 5 PM.
Scotland Cay Completely furnished 3
bedroom 2 bath two story CBS home, built
1985.Large deck and dock(adjacent vacant lot
and marina lot also available) Asking $450,000
Cali Don at 954-565-8900 Ext 2353
Treasure Cay Beach front condo, Royal
Poincianna 2 bed/2 bath beach con4o, end unit
with wrap around deck. Motivated seller, bring
offer, priced at $270,000. Call 242-365-8538,
Fax 242-365-8587. Treasure Cay Real Estate

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2 bed 2 bath, all with kitchens, air conditioned,
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person house $625/week on water near Pete's
Pub, Call 813-805-2479 (Long term rate avail.)
Matt Lowe's Cay, Rent the only house on 50
acre private island, sleeps 12, lots of porches
and decks, beaches, fruit trees, 10 minutes
from Marsh Harbour in protected Abaco
Sound, 24 ft boat optional, Call 242-367-2677
or FAX 367-3677
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Page 34 The Abaeonlan November 1st, 1998


Kipco


FROM Page 10


may feel it is an eyesore but at least it is
in a concentrated area. Mounds of
discarded metal fill his yard in the form
of abandoned cars, fridges, a giant crane,
and everything the imagination can
conjure up even the proverbial kitchen
sink! One section is devoted entirely to
cardboard boxes for Junkanoo costumes
and another to empty bottles.
"I pay the children to bring me beer
and soda bottles. It makes them
environmentally aware and I make a few
pence, too," Kipco explained.
A welder by profession, Kipco
recycles, reprocesses and sells some of
the scrap locally and ships to Nassau,
Florida and occasionally to Haiti.
While we were touring the Junk yard,
a few customers drifter in.
"Hi, Kipling!" called one. "How are
you, sir?"
"Not as good as you!" he chuckled.
We followed them into the interior of
Haganah which was made up of his
choice pieces of scrap. Close to the door,
above a round table strewn with domino


pieces, hung small painted wooded signs
saying "Love" and "Joy." Car plates
from all over and hub caps of every
shape, size and from every car model
lined the walls. A large piece of
driftwood with "Kiss a Shark" painted on
it hung from the ceiling. Fish nets added
to the marine theme. Behind the bar were
dozens of car plates Bronco,
Oldsmobile, Wagoneer and many others.
A large car mirror, obviously from a big
truck, decorate done wall.
Leading off from the bar was a pool
room with dart boards, an old fashioned
juke box, grand piano and key board.
"It's like down home," said one
regular who was preparing to play pool
Before we left Kipco asked if we had
seen his Jeep door which separated the
bar from a back room. He also pointed
out a sign on the wall which read,
"Happiness Is to Love and Be Loved."
Loving, he certainly was. Before we got
into the car, he presented us with two
long sticks of sugar cane from his small
farm beyond the junk yard.
As we drove past the two statues, my
daughter called, "Is that Venus and


Neptune?"
Kipco shrugged his shoulders and
shouted, "I don't know some Greek
outfit or other!"
"Careful as you approach the main
road and don't forget to signal!" I
warned my daughter. As pleasant as he
was, I wasn't about to give him any
business!

Sports FROM Paae 21
has been postponed until the first
weekend in November due to the All
Abaco Regatta. Although not all teams
are financial yet, it is expected that there
will be eight teams in the league this
year. Some of the teams are the Moore's
Island Lobster's, Champions of 1997,
Shell Tox Destroyers from Dundas


Church


FROM Page 12


1988, Methodists gathered near the site
of the old chapel for the first time in
nearly 50 years, since the settlements of
Old Place, Grape Tree, Pongo Carpet
and Cornish Town were abandoned.
Wesley College has established a campus
near the same location. Wesley College
is preparing the first written history of
the abandoned communities, including
Bluff Point.


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Juke Boxes & Video Games
Musical Instruments
Marine Electronics
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In Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive
between Keys Drive & Firehouse Corner


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PLP Members Go to
Convention
By Isobel Sherman
The Abaco branch of the Progressive
Liberal Party sent fourteen delegates to
the PLP Convention that was held the
25th to 30th of October in Nassau.
Representing the South Abaco District
were Mr. Gary Sawyer, Nation General
Council member, Mr. Bemis Pinder,
Mr. Michael Albury, Mr. Robert
McKinney, Mr. Edwards George and
Ms. Gwen Martin.
Representing the North Abaco District
were Mr. Felix Sawyer, National
General Council member, Mr. Rudolph
Pinder, Mr. Ormi McIntosh, Mr. Wade
Archer, Mr. Cuebell Davis Sr, Mr.
Jimmy Williams and Mr. Sheltoni
Gardner.

Cyclist Dies in Traffic
Accident
By Stephanie Humblestone
On the 10th of October a truck
traveling south along Don MacKay
Boulevard driven by Mr. Lonnie Albury
of Marsh Harbour hit Mr. Stephen Joseph
who was riding his bicycle in the opposite
direction. He later died of the injuries he


The Abaconlan Paae 35


sustained.
According to passersby, Mr. Joseph
turned suddenly across the road, causing
Mr. Albury to collide into him. The
cyclist was thrown in the air and landed
on the roadway.
Mr. Joseph was taken to the
Government Clinic in Marsh Harbour and
from there flown to the Princess Margaret
Hospital in Nassau where he succumbed
to his injuries.

New Air Service to
West Palm Beach
By Isobel Sherman
A new air service will begin on the
6th November between Marsh Harbour
and West Palm Beach, Florida. Vintage
Props and Jets will be offering this
service for $199 round trip and a
special weekend package including two
nights in Best Western Palm Beach
Lakes Inn for $219 per person double
occupancy.
Vintage Props and Jets is already
providing air service between Marsh
Harbour and Treasure Cay to Daytona,
Beach, New Smyrna Beach and
Sanford/Orlando, Florida.


Cays


FROM Page 31


Man-O-War
By Samantha Sands
Community Mourns Loss
Benny Albury passed away on October
18 at the age of 56. His funeral was on
September 19th and burial was in the
Man-O-War Cemetery. He will be
greatly missed by his wife Jenny, son
John Glenn, daughter Lisa Joy and many
relatives and friends. He was a good
husband, father and grandfather and a
great help to many in the community of
Man-O-War.
Benny was a certified outboard
mechanic and for years he would work
late hours at night repairing engines so
that others would have their boats in
working order. He will be greatly missed
and never forgotten.
The family would like to thank
everyone for their gifts and prayers
during the time of Benny's illness and
our time of bereavement. Our sorrow is
easier to bear with the help of friends
like you.
Engagement Announced
Marty and Sherrie are proud to


Mr. Benny Albury
announce the engagement of their
daughter Christina Roberts to Reggie
Sweeting. The couple got engaged
September 18th. Congratulations from
family and friends.
Fax us your
NeWS at 367-3677






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P.O. Box AB 22284
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Pre Season Clearance Sale Going On Now
Resort Clothing O F
Funk4 Jewelrq
Island Music
T-shirts 1 4
Gifts I


Classified Advertisements

Items for Sale, Commercial Services, Cars & Boats,


Rate for one issue
$9.00 for 3 lines (minimum)
$2 each additional line.
Picture and 4 lines $25
We will take the photo in the
Marsh Harbour area.
Display classified $18 per column inch
Call 242-367-2677 or FAX 367-3677


Painting Inside & outside Pressure cleaning
& mildew removal Water-proofing Roof-
ing Rotten wood replaced Parking lots *
Leroy Tucker, Marsh Harbour, 367-3849
Professional tiling by Ricardo Bastien
Covering Abaco & the
cays. Best results for
t- 3 tile laying in your
home or business. Free
Estimates. Will work
with contractors or any
tile company on the
island. Have all tools
and machines. Call
Ricardo at beeper 340-
8123


GET WET!! With a Dolphin fiberglass pool
and all Jacuzzi pumps. Great designs, great
prices. Call Chris Thompson 242-366-0224


Water storage cisterns, 6 sizes available, less
than $1 per gallon, factory direct. Call Dolphin
Fiberglass Products at 305-247-1748
GM 8V92 diesel eng. 350 HP w/Twin disc
MG 509 2 to I transmission. 1200 hours since
complete rebuild
Caterpillar V-8 diesel eng. 210 HP no
transmission, some extra parts. Call 365-6010


Golf Cart 1995 Easy Go, very clean $950 Call
954-941-3918

A S&

17' Twin Vee fiberglass runabout, super
smooth ride, includes trailer. Only
$7,100 in Marsh Harbour, Call Chas.
Cooke at 367-4602
20' Holder fast racing daysailer sloop,
two sets of sails, designed by Hobie
Holder, ultra light configuration, will
tack through 80, Drop keel, trailer
included. Duty Pd. Call George Douglas
242-365-4446 or FLYING D. VHF 16


26' Shamrock with 210 h.p.Cummins
diesel, Spray hood, t-top, rocket
launcher/leaning post, swim platform,
towing bit, hydraulic string, VHF radio,
depth finder, Must see to appreciate.
$30,000 Phone 367-4405


27' Beneteau 15 hp Johnson outboard,
retractable keel.Cruise the Cays in this
sleek, sassy sloop. Duty Pd., Marsh
Harbour mooring. Asking $7,500. See
Dale Hill at Rental Wheels or call 367-
4643, or VHF 16





30' Scarab Sport 1986, completely refurnished
in 1994 & in mint condition. Twin 200 hp
Yamahas w/only 155 hrs on engines, counter
rotation w/Laser props, VHF radio, Depth
sounder & all canvass covers included.
$30,000. Serious inquiries only, Call 366-0065
during days. Located in Elbow Cay.
35' Northstar 1974 Sailboat, good
shape, 6 sails, Needs TLC, Includes
registered mooring, duty paid, $15,000.
Call Richard, 367-2452


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


If you're looking for a boat, or want to
buy a boat, Call Seaspray Resort Yacht
Brokers, Phone 366-0384
29' Loadmaster aluminum boat trailer
1997, two axel, 7,000 lb. capacity, accepts
keel boat, $3,200. See Bob Hall at Little
Harbour or call AZIMUTH via VHF 16

Buying? Selling?
Need Qualified Help?
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STARTERS ALTERNATORS RADIATORS
Sales & Repairs U.S. & Foreign Cars, Trucks & Marine
Starters We Stock a Com lete Line of Batteries
Alternators Radiator Cores
Parallel Switches & Service to Gasoline & Diesel
Continuous Duty Engines, Marine &
Solenoids (12, 24 & 36V) Industrial Equipment
Member Automotive Parts, Master & Visa Cards Accepted
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Daily 9:30 to 5:00 Closed Sunday


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