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Abaco Rage Wins Regatta

Crew Rides the Three Pries as Ballast

The Abaco Rage won its first very
successful regatta since it has begun
racing again. It demonstrated its ability
to win at the second All Abaco Regatta
on October 30th and 31st. With Chris
Thompson as skipper and Jeff Gale as
tactician and a crew total of 15, they
surprised all spectators as they pulled off
a tremendous victory getting two first
place finishes add one second place
finish. The Rage, representing all of
Abaco, performed remarkably bringing
honour to this island.
The first race began with light air.
The 15-member crew was more than
adequate so four members had to content
themselves with watching from the chase
boat. Their start was bad as they were
not together on the anchor pull. But by
the first mark they were in third place,
behind Courageous and Rupert's Legend.
On their down wind leg, they passed
both those boats. The finish was very
exciting as they crossed the line in first
place, three minutes ahead of the next
contender, the first time this group had
experienced the Thrill of coming in first.
On the second race with their full


Page 4

Attorney General

Wells Stresses

Education for

Abaco's Future
By Isobel Sherman
On the 2nd of November the Rotary
Club of Abaco at its meeting at Flippers
Restaurant had a special guest speaker,
the Honorable Tennyson Wells, MP and
Attorney General. Mr. Wells was
accompanied by MP Lester Tumquest,
Permanent Secretary in the Attorney
General's office.
The Attorney General began his speech
by stating, "Vision implies the future and
the future depends on you." If Abaco
prospers, theil the whole Bahamas will
prosper. We must be people of vision as
we enter the 21st century. Mr. Wells said
that Abaco has all of the ingredients for a
bright future, especially in agriculture and
tourism, but education is the key to that
bright future. Mr. Wells quoted the late
Lynden B. Johnson, a former President of
the United States, "The answer to all of
the problems of the world is in
Mr. Wells urged Abaconians to make
sure the education in Abaco extended
beyond the basics or the 3 R's. It should
include computer literacy beginning in
primary school, technical and vocational
programs and a strong agricultural science
programme to ensure that Abaconians
would be ready to expand in these areas.
PLEASE SEE Wells Page 9

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The Volume 6, Number 10 November 15th 1998


The News of Abaco and its Cays

Half Million $ Damage by Treasure Cay Twister

A\ pre-dawn twister caused upwards of a half million dollars damage to Treasure Cay Ltd. resort buildings. About one
fourth of the Tipsey Seagull root was destroyed which is shown above. Pieces of the roof smashed five windows and
splintered the roof on the Spinnaker Restaurant. Coconut trees were snapped like matchsticks and huge native ficus
trees were toppled. No boats were sunk and no one was injured in the 3:30 a.m. melee caused by remnants of Tropical
Storm Mitch on November 5th as it brushed N. Abaco on its way out into the Allantic. See story on page 2.

Regatta Photos
Page 14 & 19
Tornado Pg 16

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Page 2 The Ahaeonian November 15th 1998

Tropical Storm Mitch Gives Abaco a Lick

By Isobel Sherman
Tropical storm Mitch brushed past
Abaco on the 5th of November giving
heavy seas with waves 15 feet high
according to Nassau Meteorological
Service. Government schools were closed
for one cay. North Abaco felt the worst
effects of the storm.
Treasure Cay had damage in several
areas. At 3:30 a.m. on November 5th a
tornado spawned by Mitch touched down
and left a path of destruction along the
marina shore and on toward the sea to
the east. The tornado's path was
northerly beginning at the marina
weighing station and ending at the Coco
Beach Bar. Several buildings had
extensive damage but there was no report
of injury because the buildings were
vacant at that time of day. A quarter of
the roof of the Tipsy Seagull was ripped
off and carried across several other roofs
until finally damaging the roof of the
Spinnaker Restaurant. Debris from the
Tipsy Seagull roof flew over the Marina
Store taking out five large glass panels in
the Spinnaker wall facing the marine
store. A substantial piece of the Tipsy
roof ended up on top of the Little
Switzerland roof. Windows were broken
on one side of the Spinnaker allowing the
wind to damage the interior of that
Several of the large shade trees in the
marina area were uprooted and others
were extensively damaged. Coconut trees
were snapped off and left hanging.
Canvas and rigging on several boats at
the marina were left in shreds but no
boats were sunk. The area was a jumble
of broken furniture, glass, building

segments, broken trees, and tar paper
and shingles. A large native ficus tree
was toppled over onto the Little
Switzerland building.
The twister appeared to have struck
the western end of the Tipsy Seagull,
then hopped over to the area of the
Spinnaker snapping coconut trees and
felling ficus trees. It then hopped over
the parking lot, taking out power and
phone lines, crossed the street and took
portions of the original hotel roof and
broke windows. A coconut grove on the
north side of the hotel was demolished.
Its last lick was to remove the Coco
Beach Bar roof and take it out to sea. A
huge native fig tree on the hotel grounds
was toppled. Mr. Everette Pinder,
Manager, estimated that the damage to
the resort facility may exceed a half
million dollars.
A group of pre-season travel agents
scheduled to arrive was quickly contacted
and rescheduled. The hotel suites on the
harbour were not damaged of any
Flooding Causes Much
The other area of Treasure Cay which
suffered damage was the south side all
along the main road between Unity
Baptist Church and Sand Banks. The
high westerly wind across the Bight of
Abaco combined with a high spring tide
flooding the area with salt water
including some of the highway.
The Treasure Cay Primary School
yard was flooded in excess of three feet
which extended into the classrooms.
Principal of the school, Mrs. Myrtis

Russell, said afterwards, "We're
surviving but in a state. The damage is
great." All books, papers and teaching
materials which were close to the floor
are ruined. The school's copy machine
and computer printer were soaked with
salt water. Mrs. Russell says it will be a
while before damage to other equipment
can be assessed.
The water began flooding in early
afternoon but it was hours before it
subsided. No one was able to get inside
the classrooms until the water went
Mr. and Mrs. Lynden Laroda lost
everything they owned in a house near

the Unity Baptist Church as the water
engulfed their house. The Sand Banks
area is occupied by maybe 20 to 30
families living in small shacks. These
houses were flooded and the residents
will be able to salvage very little.
Cars left for repairs at Pratt's were
under water and those owners now face
far more damage than the repairs they
were waiting to get done. However, the
Unity Baptist Church did not suffer
severe damage.
Mrs. Russell, a resident of Treasure
Cay for the past 16 years, has never seen


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One fourth of the Tipsy Seagull roof structure at Treasure Cay was demolished by a pre-
dawn twister. Furniture was destroyed and trees were snapped in two. A piece of this roof
splintered the roof of the Spinnaker restaurant two hundred feet away. The coconut fronds
are a vivid reminder of which way the storm went.

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Pae 4 The Abhancoan November 15th 1998

Regatta Hosts 29 Native Race Boats

Regatta FROM Page 1
number of crew, The Rage had the worst
possible start, crossing the start line very
last. Their anchor line got fouled around
the anchor which just dragged when they
began pulling it in. This left them
without the initial forward speed to get
air into their sails. But by the first mark,
the boat was up to speed and was in
second place. They were not able to
overtake the first place boat in the short
up-wind leg, thus leaving them with a
second place finish by only 18 seconds.
With twelve crew members in the
third race, The Rage had an excellent
start, pulling out front right from the
beginning. They developed a big lead
with they maintained throughout the race,
thus giving them two first place finishes
and one second.
Jeff Gale is very enthusiastic about
The Rage. For the entire crew, this past
year has been very frustrating, not being
able to produce the results that the boat
is capable of. The crew has had problems
particularly with the sails which meant
that the boat could not point into the
wind. With new sails, an extended mast
and other improvements, they have
proved so they are ready to take on all
With five trophies won at this Second
All Abaco Regatta as well as several won
in races held by the Hope Town Sailing
Club, they now are faced with a new
problem, where to display all the
All Abaco Regatta Start
By Isobel Sherman
There was some disappointment on
Abaco on the 28th of October when it
was learned that the first day of racing
had to be canceled. Rough weather
prevented the barges bringing the sailing
boats to Abaco. Reports say that the
barges got as far as Hole-in-the-Wall
before having to turn back. The barges
finally arrived at Green Turtle Cay on
Thursday morning.
As a result Mr. Hugh Cottis, Race
Committee Chairman, scheduled two race
days, with two Class C races on Friday
as well as one Class B and one Class A
race. On Saturday the 31st they held one
Class C, two Class B and two Class A

races so the full compliment of races was
Besides being disappointed in the start,
disappointment struck again as the barge
was unloading the boats at Green Turtle
Cay. The Sea Star, a Class C boat, had
some damage and sank as it was being
unloaded. It was determined that the mast
was damaged.
The Skippers meeting was held on the
29th of October, followed by a welcome
party at the Green Turtle Club sponsored
by William Brewer Company.
On the first racing day, the 30th, the
races got off to a late start due to near
calm winds. It took time to get 10 boats
to the starting line as the boats were
moored in Green Turtle Cay and had to
sail over for the start of each race.
Winning both Class C races that morning
was the Unknown 500 skippered by
Abaco's own Ivan Stuart from Moore's
Island. Due to the late start in the
morning, the Class B race was only one
lap and was won by the New Chase.
On the second day with extra races
scheduled, again time ran late. During the
last race, the Class A race was sailed

hurriedly going around the buoys only
once so the boats could return to Green
Turtle Cay before dark. As second place
Rupert's Legend came across the final
finish line three minutes behind The Rage,
the race committee hollered that the
shorter course was necessary to finish
before dark. The crew responded, "It
don't matter, we can't catch them
It was fitting and proper that the first
Class A race of the All Abaco Regatta
was won by Abaco's own Abaco Rage,
which is owned by a consortium of Hope
Town persons and was skippered by Chris
Thompson. Chris Thompson stated at the
victory of the Abaco Rage everything just
seemed to fall in place that day, The boat
was trimmed and the new sails just
received the previous week did the job.
He made it clear that the Abaco Rage was
seeking the Class A Championship of the
All Abaco Regatta.
Racing on Saturday got off to a very
late start due to the lack of wind. Class C
was won by Unknown 500, clinching the
overall title. The two Class B races were
split between New Chase and Storr's

Plumbing. In Class A Rupert's Legend
won the second race and the Abaco Rage
won the third Class A, winning the
overall title.
Entertainment at the All
Abaco Regatta
By Isobel Sherman
Sherry Parker, the dynamic and
energetic senior officer at the Abaco
Tourist Office, arranged entertainment at
the All Abaco Regatta starting at 9 a.m.
and continuing through 1 a.m. on both
Friday and Saturday nights. Several
schools performed as well as bands, a fire
dancer, a limbo dancer and a rake and
scrape band all from Abaco and Grand
In addition to the awards ceremony on
Saturday night, there was the Abaco
Island Junkanoo Competition to determine
who would represent Abaco as the best
drummer, best horn blower, best cow
beller and best five-man combo at the
National Junkanoo Competition in Nassau
to be held on the 19th of December.


Page 24

Abaco Markets Limited

is pleased to report that earnings are continuing their
growth performance in accordance with management's budget
for the 1998 year and are considered to be sustainable.

The Board of Directors, of Abaco Markets Limited,
has thereby determined that a FOURTH quarter dividend
of eight and one-half cents (8.50 cents) per share
be declared to all Shareholders of record
as at November 2nd, 1998 and
payable as of November 16th, 1998.

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North Abaco

Little Abaco
By Leon Pinder
Credit Union Is Formed
During the month of October residents
of North Abaco formed a credit union
which is a financial institution funded and
owned by the members. The members
save money and make loans to each other
at low rates of interest. It is a financial
cooperative organized by a group of
people who share an interest of
Mr. Oman U. Johnson, Manager of
Training and Support Services, and Mr.
Anthony Rahming, Vice President for
Credit Unions, held meetings and met
with interested people explaining how a
credit union worked and how it can help
the people to achieve some of their goals.
A Steering Committee was set up and
includes P. Dexter James, Lenova
Cooper, Wilfred Curry, Jennifer
Johnson, Sharmainne Harts, Matthew
Adderley, Juanita Ferguson, Rafaletta
Russell, O'Donald McIntosh, Lashell
Saunders, Joycelyn E. McIntosh,

Joycelyn McIntosh and Leon Pinder.
Training for the committee and the
registration of a cooperative credit union
is to take place before the end of this
Precious Pearls of
North Abaco
On October 1st the United Nations
observed International Day of the Elderly
worldwide. Here in North Abaco on the
9th of October the Department of Social
Services honoured its Senior Citizens.
Precious Pearls Church Service was
held at the Revival Time Pentecostal
Church in Cooper's Town. Ass't. Pastor
of Full Gospel, Joseph Norris, gave the
keynote address. He commended the
Seniors for their accomplishments and
for the legacy that they have passed on to
this generation. He further stressed that
all the Seniors present have played a part
in the communities and their development
Attending the celebration were
students from the Fox Town Primary and

RND Announces Share Offering

By Serena Williams
The principals of RND Holdings
Limited, owner of RND Cinemas,
announced that shares in the company are
being offered for sale to the general
public in an Initial Public Offering from
November 9th through December 4th.
Mr. Brent Dean, RND Holdings
President and Jerome Fitzgerald,
Chairman, announced the offering.
"This is to officially launch the Initial
Public Offering for RND Holdings
Limited, the owner of all the shares of

RND Cinemas, in an offering to the
public of two and a half million shares at
$2.50 per share," announced Mr.
Fitzgerald. "The minimum subscription is
100 shares, therefore, the minimum
value of an investment is $250 with no
maximum restriction."
At the close of the initial offer, shares
will trade at market value through local
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the Cooper's Town Primary schools. The
purpose was to bridge the gap between
the two generations.
Certificates of Celebration were given
to all of the Seniors sixty-five years and
older. A special gift was presented to
Mrs. Elizabeth Lowe, the oldest woman,
and Mr. Henry Pritchard received a gift
for celebrating his birthday during the
month of October.
The service was followed with light
Baptist Day on Abaco
On the 4th of October all of the
Baptist churches on Abaco gathered at
Parkers Texaco Gas Station in Fox
Town. Members of each church group

displayed their banner representing their
church. Gospel music was set up on a
truck and took the lead as the procession
marched and danced to Zion Baptist
Church. Upon their arrival at the church,
the Baptist Day Service got started
immediately. Highlighting that service
was a History of Baptists in the Bahamas.
Rev. Ezekiel McIntosh in his sermon
called for the restoration of families and
asked that the Superintendent of the Zion
Baptist Family come up with an
organizational structure that would
improve families and especially one that
would help to eradicate poverty among
its church members.
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Page 8 The Abaeonlan November 15th 1998

News of the Cays

By Nancy McDaniel
It Takes an Island
We are well underway on the path of
becoming lifelong learners. Can you
believe that we are half way through
Christmas Term already?
I submit this article as a volunteer at
the Guana Cay All Age School in hopes
that more parents become partners with
the teachers in their child's learning. It is
no longer enough to simply drop your
child off at the school door for the day
and perhaps offer some assistance (or, at
least in my house, continuous battles) in
completing nightly homework. Good
schools work only if everyone is involved
- the child, the parent, the teacher, the
The students at Guana Cay School
enjoy a very rigorous curriculum infused
with traditional Bahamian Out Island
values. Monday morning prayers include
prayers for the fishermen, the workers,
the people on the island who are sick.
The students range in age from five years
old to 15. Even with the age differences
Mrs. Pinder and Miss Lisa work very
hard to supply each student with an
individualized curriculum. Mrs. Pinder,
principal, is in her 18th year of teaching
at the school. What wonderful dedication
and service to the community!
Each student meets with great success.
In fact, seven year old Ryan Sands, son

Phone 242-365-8198
Fax 242-365-8198

of Leroy and Pat Sands, is a math whiz
and he is working in a Grade 5 math
book! Mrs. Irene Craig, mother of
Cedric teaches Spanish to the students.
The students now greet anyone who will
listen with greetings of Buenos dias,
Senora and Hasta luego, Amigo.
I am teaching art. So far we have
made stained glass picture frames, paper
mache bowls, rolled paper necklaces and
cut paper illustrations. The wonderful
thing about art as part of the curriculum
is that it is "hands on." Teachers can
SEE how the students are processing
information like listening and following
directions. Even the most disengaged
student will suddenly become empowered
by his or her own creativity. I am also in
the classroom reading to the students
from a vast collection of children's
literature that I have gathered as a hobby.
Children love to be read to anything
and everything. I seem to send children
into another world of imagination and
Bruce McDaniel, father of Zoe and
Reilly, has connected Guana Cay school
to the Internet. Can you imagine the
possibilities for learning? We now have
the world of information at our
fingertips. Bruce's first Internet lesson
was entitled, What Do You Want to
Know About? Topics ranged from
greyhound dogs, music and the Titanic to
sharks and space.

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day. The school is now supplied with the
latest computer software all tied to the
curriculum as another support to the
children's learning. The students already
know a lot about desk-top publishing -
they make computer generated thank you
cards to their supporters!
Our physical building looks great. A
great big thank you to Mr. Jackson
McIntosh, District Superintendent, for
procuring the supplies to keep our
building sanitary and clean. Mr. Leroy
Sands and Mr. Steve Sands have

completed a covered boardwalk deck and
walkway to the bathrooms for the
students. No longer will the students
have to get wet while running to the
bathrooms on rainy days. Mr. and Mrs.
Guy Craig donated new basketball
backboards and balls to the school and
they now are up and ready for serious
Field Trip
We recently enjoyed an invitation from
Mrs. Candace Key and the students at the
Hope Town School to come to Hope
Town to watch a fascinating slide show


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Bright Future for Abaco Says Attorney Gen.

Wells FROM Page 1
Mr. Wells maintains that high schools
must develop such programs because the
future of Abaco is in agriculture, tourism,
fishing, and yachting.
Mr. Wells commented that New
Providence can only hold approximately
50,000 more persons or in his words, "It
would sink." Therefore, persons are
looking to relocate to the Family Islands,
in particular Abaco and Grand Bahama.
As these persons relocate, the island will
grow and the job sector must grow also.
In addition, Abaco will need more eco-
touristic hotels which will spur on the
construction industry. More entertain-
ment, insurance, legal and medical
services will be needed as the population
of Abaco continues grow. It is a fact that
Marsh Harbour is the fastest growing area
in the Bahamas.
Mr. Wells stated that Abaco has
30,000 acres of land ready for farming. It
is important that subsidies for farmers be
looked at as is done in Europe, the United
States and Canada. With Abaco's
abundant fresh water supply, much of the
food the Bahamas needs could be grown
here, not only for local consumption in
the Bahamas but also for shipping
overseas via the new container port in
Freeport. Mr. Wells felt that every inch
of farm land must be put into production.
Regarding fishing he felt that poaching
must be stopped and stated that the
Bahamas has substantial deep water
sources of fish as well as an abundant
source of migratory fish which pass
through our waters. He asserted, "With
proper management, the fishing industry
in Abaco could be a $200 million per
)ear industry." He stated that light
lfrtstuses could be started here also.
Bahamians have the first right to
manage their environment, to retain its
beauty and to be at the fore front of new
developments. He cautioned that with new
development comes crime, and tourism
will not grow if crime increases.
Therefore, he urged us to be our
brother's keeper and adopt a zero
tolerance to crime.
Mr. Wells emphasized that the more
educated the people, the more
development will follow, giving a better
style of living.
He ended his talk by saying that
Abaconians away from the island must
return home to help with the development
of the island. This, in turn, will make the
Bahamas a better place to live and even
make the world a better place.
Mr. Wells discussed several topics


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brought up by the audience. He discussed
the backlog of cases in the courts. New
policies within the court system will help
but it will take five years to remove the
backlog even though he has dismissed
from prosecution some cases that have
been in the court system since the late
Mr. Pat Bethel asked Mr. -Wells to
comment on the statement, "Abaco is not
much in the eyes of the Government. It
has the most congested dock in the
Bahamas, a dangerous airport in Marsh
Harbour which is the second busiest
airport in the country and a terrible
increase in drug traffic."
Mr. Wells said that he had spent time
viewing Snake Cay area as he is the only
member of Cabinet who favours a dock
there. He looked at the present dock and
other areas with deep water. He felt a
freight dock should be built to meet the
needs of Abaco for the next 25 years. A
minimum of 60 acres would be required
to build a proper docking facility. It is
important when building or developing
anything permanent to look at the next

generation ahead.
Mr. Wells commented that this is also
true of the airport where people cannot
move inside the terminal building as it is
so small. He estimated that in the year
2000 the population of the Bahamas will

be 300,000 up from the 1990 census
figure of 250,000 and by 20025 the
population will be 600,000. Family
Islands must develop at a faster pace to


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The Hon. Mr. Tennyson Wells discusses an issue with Mr. Jeremy Wong, president of the
Rotary Club of Abaco. Mr. Wells addressed the group on November 2nd.

November 15th 1998

Page 10 The Ahaeonian November 15th 1998

Te f Edfor 3ays.

S. Innovation Needed for Future Success

The Rotary Club of Abaco hosted the
Attorney General, the Hon. Tennyson
Wells, who talked on Abaco's future with
an emphasis on the need for better
education. He made some interesting
observations which are worth reflecting
In his opinion Abaco has a very bright
future in agriculture, fisheries, tourism
and yachting with light manufacturing
playing a lesser role. Marsh Harbour, said
Mr. Wells, is the fastest growing area in
the Bahamas.
According to Mr. Wells, all of Abaco's
30,000 acres of cleared land should be
under farm use and not lie vacant. This
vast farm land coupled with Abaco's
abundant water reserves could provide
much of the food consumed in the entire
Bahamas. Besides supplying the Bahamas,
there is potential for exporting to North
America and Europe through the adjoining
container port in Freeport.
He was of the opinion that the 200 mile
economic fisheries zone around the
Bahamas has the potential to give Abaco a
$200 million annual fisheries industry.
That is a major resource waiting to be
explored and managed properly.
Because of the tremendous growth of
the area coupled with the potential waiting
to be developed, Mr. Wells felt that
Abaco must be much more innovative in
Curriculums must be developed which
focus on agriculture, fisheries, tourism
and the related service industries. Since
these are our growth areas, schools must
begin focusing on programs in these
directions. Most of our students will not
be going away for further education, so
the high schools have a responsibility to
give these students much better training in
practical areas as well as academics. It is
also imperative that Abaco students
become computer literate and well
grounded in technical fields. Students are
capable of great learning when much is
expected of them.
Mr. Wells suggested it may be time for
the College of the Bahamas to consider an
Abaco campus. This will require the
support of all the people of Abaco. We

must instill in our young people the love
of learning and the realization that
education will benefit them in the future,
that it is the key to a successful future.
Advanced learning is needed by everyone,
including fishermen and farmers if they
want to compete in our technically
oriented world.
A private vocational facility is getting
underway and is being ignored by the
educational establishment. This effort
should be encouraged and supported by
the Ministry of Education. This group
could be the nucleus of a very successful
training school. Their goals are to use
resources already on Abaco, in many
cases benefitting from the vast expertise of
our second home owners.
The school leaders must become
innovative. Perhaps central Abaco is
ready for an effective local school board.
Nassau has instituted local school boards
but the topic has been quiet in the papers
so we are not sure what the success has
Abaco will be absorbing Bahamians
from New Providence and the southern
Bahamas as it grows and its economic
base expands. This growth will parallel
that of Freeport although the growth will
be more diversified and not be dependent
on the whim of any one authority or
governing body. The big difference is that
Abaco has gotten to its present position by
its own effort, not by outside people or
companies. We need to have Abaconians
well trained so they are not overlooked by
newcomers who have more training and
The leaders of Abaco must be movers
and shakers to cope with changes. They
must look to the future. They must realize
that Abaco's future depends on the moves
we make now to prepare for the future. If
we sit back and relax, our future will be
dismal. We have to be motivated to get up
and prepare ourselves and our children for
the future. This takes planning and
perseverance. It requires cooperation
between ourselves and support of our
leaders. This will require that we develop
leaders who are innovative and
resourceful, leaders who will have the
vision to make changes and carry them
This will have to be a cooperative effort
between local leaders and central
government. At present, there seems to be
a stand-off. Central government gives
verbal support but it frequently ends
there. As our local leaders tentatively feel
their way in the areas of self-
determination, they are rebuffed by the
lack of support from the bureaucracy in
Nassau. We realize that the government
establishment is reluctant to relinquish
power and control and that government
does not like to change, or adapt to new
ideas and concepts. But this is going to be
necessary if our local leaders are to
develop into effective innovators. Instead
of being frustrated, they need to be

Byl Stephanie Humblestone
"You have only one engine, don't
you," I asked in a mildly accusatory
The pilot of the five-seater Piper Aztec
stared at me like I had just cast some
terrible aspersion on his manhood.
Before he could answer, my friend
quickly intervened.
"It's got two engines, dear," he said,
pointing to the plane's twin propellers.
"Huh!" I grunted, throwing a
disparaging glance at the aircraft's
gossamer wings.
"These small planes are safe. Once
you're up there, you'll love it," said my
seventh generation Abaconian friend.
"I have no intention of flying to
Nassau in that tiny piece of metal which
looks like it was made by a company
which also manufactures lawn mowers!"
I whispered to him.
"I've flown charters thousands of
times," he continued relentlessly.
"Sorry," I don't fly in model
airplanes," I said out loud, planting my
feet firmly on the ground. "I would have
to be out of my mind!"
I feel sure that the three passengers
waiting to board the aircraft had already
seriously considered this as a real
I turned on my heels and strode
towards the Marsh Harbour airport
terminal just a few yards away. I could
see the big Dash 8 standing solidly on the
runway. That's my kind of plane, I
thought. Those puddle-hoppers, they're
for the birds.
"Forget it," called one of the
passengers. "All the wait-listed seats
have gone."
I stopped in my tracks and frowned.
To cut a long story short, I boarded
the small plane stoically, as if mounting
a scaffold.

encouraged and supported.
Local government must become more
effective and innovative in the approach to
problems. When innovation butts
bureaucracy, alternate solutions and
methods need to be explored.
Central government must provide more
help. Not just financial help but support in
areas where our leaders are either
inexperienced or not sure when venturing
into the unknown. When our leaders do
venture into new areas, they are
frequently told, "You can't do that,"
without being offered alternate ideas for
the solving the problem.
Nassau needs to establish a Family
Island Help Office for frustrated residents
and local government members who have
trouble navigating the bureaucratic maze
from a distance.
An example is the problem involving
the Pigeon Pea and the Mud communities
in the middle of Marsh Harbour. It is not
in Abaco's long range interest that these

I noticed the pilot checking the life
jackets and thought perhaps a straight
jacket in my case might be more
During take-off I must have set a
record in breath retention and the pallor
of my face was matched only by my
companion's clutched hand.
However, once airborne and 6000 feet
over the Abaco coast I was not only
relaxed but thoroughly enjoying it. I felt
safe and my pilot engendered confidence.
As we flew over the clear turquoise
waters and smoky purple reefs of the
Abacos, I was mesmerised by its beauty
and felt privileged to call it my home.
As much as I value the national flag
carrier, Bahamasair, we are fortunate to
have two charter plane companies in the
Abacos Abaco Air and Cherokee Air -
two companies both hold impeccable
flying records and have well trained
pilots. I have now flown dozens of times
over the past two years and I, a person
who disliked flying, am now hooked on
charter planes.
Times have changed since the late
sixties when Gill Hensler, Jack Albury
and Leonard Thompson started Abaco
Air, the first charter company on Abaco.
They had two Piper Aztecs and did
mainly emergency runs, requested and
paid for by the government. Capt.
Leonard, who lives with his wife Mary
in Marsh Harbour and author of I
Wanted Wings, is a legend in his own
PLEASE SEE Hutiblestone Page 31

Letters to thie Efditor

Where Was Radio Abaco?
Dear Sir,
Although I wasn't able to attend the
All Abaco Regatta last year, I was able
to stay abreast of the action by way of
Radio Abaco. Well, as it turns out, I
wasn't able to attend this year's regatta
either, but alas, no Radio Abaco! What
happened? This is especially
disappointing due to the fact that the
Rage was in fact all the rage in this
year's regatta.
Congratulations are in order for the
crew of the Rage. I'm not even sure who
all of the crew members are, but none
the less, well done!
William (Billy) Roberts

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areas continue as an unresolved issue in
the middle of a dynamic Marsh Harbour.
This is an obvious area where Nassau
leaders must assist and support our local
leaders along with Mud and Pigeon Pea
representatives toward finding a
satisfactory solution. Ignoring this sore
will neither make it go away nor will it
get better by itself.
Remember trying to get an answer as a
child and being told to check with your
mother, only to be bounced back to your
father, then back to . to no avail?
Well. . does that sound familiar?
We attend most government meetings in
Marsh Harbour and there are many
inquiries left unanswered. This should not
be. The Nassau voices on the phone are
reassuring but actual letters, decisions and
real people are scarce.
As Mr. Wells quoted, "Vision implies
the future and the future depends on you.
Without vision the people perish." As
Abaco grows, answers must come more
often if we are to reach our full potential.

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Emergency Medical Training Is Taught

By Stephanie Humblestone
Twenty-four volunteers from all over
Abaco participated in a three-day
intensive First Responders Course in
Marsh Harbour from the 29th to 31st of
October. The training programme, the
first ever to be held in the Bahamas, took
place at the Anglican Parish Hall on Don
MacKay Boulevard. The workshop was a
joint project of the Ministry of Health and
the Pan American Health Organisation
and was sponsored in part by the Lyford
Cay Foundation.
The objectives of the course were to
equip the students with proper training to
initiate life-saving procedures, such as
airway and respiratory intervention,
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR),
bleeding control, special care for wounds
of the head, chest, and abdomen,
stabilization of spinal injuries and
splinting of fractures.
A team of health care professionals
from Nassau gave lectures and
demonstrations. Chief Superintendent of
the Emergency Medical Services of the
Ministry of Health, Mr. PauL Newbold
headed the lectures. "By becoming a First
Responder, you are joining a ,itally
important profession. You may well be
the first person at a trauma scene." The
Maryland Emergency Medical Services
describes the time immediately after an
accident as the Golden Hour. It is when
lives which hang in the balance may be
saved by proper emergency care.
Mr. Newbold stressed the importance
of the First Responder in such a situation
and how the ability to recognize an
emergency, make the relevant decisions
and give proper care could make the
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Cedric Cash, Cleopatra Armbrister and
Dixie Jones. All of them worked
extremely hard packing a wealth of vital
medical information in a relatively short
course. Each student was given a text
book to study for a month leading up to
the workshop.
Nurse Peggy Cooper of the Marsh
Harbour Government Clinic commended
the efforts of both the instructors and the
students. "There was a lot of information
to be imparted in just two and a half
days. Fortunately, the volunteers were
prepared and had done their homework. It
was basically clarification of what they
had learnt."
The course comprised three stringent
multiple choice tests and culminated in a
CPR practical. Mr. Newbold endeavored
to help prepare the volunteers for the
The two youngest participants were
Neil Hingle and Jason Wiltfang both 14
years old and both students at Forest
Heights Academy. Both boys came to the
course with some background in CPR.
Neil is a cadet of the Hope Town Fire
and Rescue and Jason assists his father
Dan Wiltfang with Trauma 1 in Marsh
The closing ceremony was held on the
31st of October at the Anglican Parish
Hall. Bishop Clifford Henfield, Deputy
Chief Councillor for Abaco, congratulated
all the First Responders and expressed his
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a valuable course. Mr. Ton
Vlugman of the Pan American
Health Organisation welcomed
the first ever First Responders
in the Bahamas and Senator,
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"This is a truly historic
moment for Abaco and the
Bahamas," said the Minister
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One of the skills the First Responders learned was
CPR, cardio- pulmonary resuscitation, which they
mastered by practicing on one another.
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School News

Students Participate in
By Stephanie Humblestone
Nadia Russell, Vashti Lachhman and
Rashida Murray from S.C. Bootle High
School are off to Nassau to participate in
Round 1 of the Bahamas Debating
Championship. The team, along with
coach and teacher Miss Cynthia James,
will leave Abaco on November 9th and
return home on November 13th.
A week of activities has been planned
which will include a courtesy call on His
Excellency, Sir Orville Turnquest,
Governor General of the Bahamas and
Prime Minister, the Honourable Hubert
Ingraham. Participants of the competition,
scheduled for the afternoon of November
12th, will come from high schools
throughout the Bahama Islands. The
subject under debate is Be it resolved that
the free movement of peoples among
Caribbean countries is a worthwhile goal
to be achieved.
Students representing S.C. Bootle High
School in Cooper's Town are all members
of the school debating club.
Youth Hold
Parliamentary Debate
By Stephanie Humblestone
Each high school on Abaco has
selected one student to be a representative
in the forthcoming Youth in Parliament
Debate to be held in Nassau from the
11th to 14th of November.
Opal Dawkins will represent Abaco
Central High School, Neil Hingle, Forest
Heights Academy and Nadia Russell,
S.C. Bootle. The young Parliamentarians
will fly Bahamasair from Marsh Harbour
to Nassau on the 11th of November. They
will be hosted for lunch at Government
House by the Governor General, Sir
Orville Turnquest. The following day
they will dine at Atlantis and participate
in a practice run in Parliament. Friday
will be a full day of Parliamentary
Debate. Among topics under discussion
will be teen pregnancy, the responsibility
of youth in curtailing crime, teen curfews
and the efficacy of a teen task force.
Sick-Out Closes Schools
By Stephanie Humblestone
At 11 a.m. on the 8th of November
students of Abaco Central High School
and Central Abaco Primary School were
dismissed from school as government
school teachers in central Abaco took part
in a one day "sick out."
"Between these two schools there are
approximately 1,100 students," said Mr.


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The action came one day after about
300 Grand Bahama public school teachers
downed tools and staged a demonstration
outside the offices of the Ministry of
Education. Teachers were "peeved" about
not being reimbursed for mileage costs.
Part of the problem according to
Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT)
President Kingsley Black is that teachers
have had enough of unfair treatment,
"They are 'peeved' over certain
developments in respect to qualifications
for promotions under the new Career Path
Programme initiated by the Ministry of
Education." He described the programme
as "keeping teachers from moving up the
ladder to promotional success."
Dame Ivy Dumont, Minister of
Education, regretted the sick-out had
happened and felt it was unfair that
administrators and prefects had to stand in
for the 500 teachers who refused to teach.
She was perplexed by the move as she felt
that the Union had agreed with the new
programme. "The process has proceeded
with the Union's total concurrence and
knowledge," she said.
On the next day, it was school as

normal for the children of Abaco.
Interact Club Students
to Travel to Illinois
By Isobel Sherman
Four members of Abaco Central High
School's Interact Club will travel on the
12th November to spend 10 days at
Pontiac High School in Pontiac, Illinois,
100 miles south of Chicago. They will be
accompanied by Mr. Peter Sexton, club

and his wife, Tracy Sexton.
ShaquiLra Adderly and Shazarah
Bootle of Grade 12 and Antwanya Miller
and Raquel Thurston of Grade 11 will be
the four students participating in this first
time ever exchange student experience
for Abaco Central High School students.
Each student will stay with a host family.
The Interact Club is the youth arm of


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during the same period 1997. Earnings per share of 29.3 cents also showed an in-
crease of 9.4% compared to 26.7 cents in 1997. Return on equity was 32% on an
annualized basis compared to 33% for 1997.

Most impressive was the rate of growth. Though slower in the third quarter, the Bank
showed an impressive increase over 1997.

Despite global uncertainty, the Bank anticipates a steady fourth quarter. Of major
significance will be the steps taken in the last quarter to prepare the bank for the Year
2000. On the Discovery Day weekend, the first of these steps was taken, when the
Bank installed its new computer systems. This process will continue through the
middle of 1999. This major investment of capital and human resources will place
Commonwealth Bank at the leading edge of technology in the retail financial services

Commonwealth Bank, the largest wholly-owned independent Bahamian bank with
over 370 employees, boasts management and staff without a single work permit.


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Net Income ($'000) 9,450 8,515
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Regatta Committee
Raises Funds
On the 24th of October the fund
raising committee of the All Abaco
Regatta held a sale at the picnic stand in
Sandy Point to benefit the regatta. There

was something for everyone to do. The
grown-ups enjoyed the game of dominos
while the children played freeze and
catches. Committee members say that the
sale was a success.
Regatta T-shirts are on sale in Sandy
Point and can be purchased from the
committee members. Programs are also
on sale.

Mr. Sonny Waugh of Waugh's Construction landed his private airplane at the Moore's
Island airstrip with his crew to begin measuring for the repair and upgrade of the airstrip.
He expects to complete the work before Christmas. The contract is for $201,000 and will
result in a well crowned and graded air strip and should provide Moore's Island with
good service for many years. At some point in the future the strip may be paved. It would
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The Anglican Church Women of St.
Martin Anglican Church celebrated their
34th anniversary with a special service
on October 25th. The theme of the
service was taken from II Timothy 4:7.
I have fought a good fight. I have
finished my course. I have kept the faith.
The guest speaker of the service was Ms.
Beryl Higgs from St. Matthews Parish in
New Providence.
Dedication of Trailer
On the 12th of October the officers
and staff of the Sandy Point Community
Clinic along with the entire community

of Sandy Point dedicated a trailer for the
clinic in Sandy Point.
The trailer is for the benefit of the
clinic and was donated by American
Bridge, a company from the United
States which used it as a base while
doing construction work at Castaway
Cay. Other contributions to the clinic by
American Bridge included a washer and
dryer, doors, windows, air conditioners,
ceiling fans, a television and a VCR. The
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School Computer System Is Demonstrated

On October 16th Mrs. Kimberley
Collie, representing EduTek Ltd. of
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company's educational program to a
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interested teachers and parents in the
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Friendship Tabernacle
Church Teenage Ministry
By Stephanie Humblestone
Forty teenagers from the Friendship
Tabernacle Church are leaving Marsh
Harbour to spend the weekend in
Freeport. Accompanied by 10 leaders,
amongst whom are Pastor Kenneth
Knowles and his wife Nathalie, they will
visit the Youth Department of the First
Baptist Church in Freeport and interact
with other youth organizations.
The group will stay at. the Princess
Tower Hotel in Freeport. As well as
attending many spiritual services, they
will enjoy sightseeing.
The organizers would like to thank all

The government has a five year goal
of getting computers into classrooms
throughout the country. This will require
quality systems, knowledgeable
technicians and trained teachers as well
as expensive equipment.
The EduTek system provides students
with their own laptop computers which
contain software for word processing,
mathematics and Internet access. What
makes them different is their link with
the teachers' computers through an
infrared light in the ceiling of the room.
The system uses excellent existing
education software, mostly available only
to schools and develops a program

parents and church members who have
helped to make this possible.
Youth Convention Held
The Zion Baptist Churches of Abaco
held their 11th Annual Youth Convention
on October 19th through 25th at St.
Andrew's Baptist Church in Fire Road.
The theme for the convention was God's
Conditional Promises. The District
Moderator for the churches is Rev. Allan
J. Mills of Cedar Harbour and the District
Youth Coordinator is Sis. Enamae Parker
of Murphy Town. Rev. Eulin McIntosh
was the host pastor. Speakers for the
services included Sis. Enamae Parker,
Rev. Jackie Curry, Daniel Smith and
Evang. Denise Mather.

Environmental Meeting Scheduled

By Charlene Fernander
Two meetings are planned with the
theme Protection of the Environment.
The main thrust of the meetings will be
discussions on how to deal with oil spills
and other national disasters. The
Ministries of Transport and Public Works
and Local Government in conjunction
with the Marine Pollution Consultancies
from England are holding the meetings
on Abaco on November 9th and 10th.

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The meetings will be held in Cooper's
Town on November 9th and in Marsh
Harbour on November 10th at the
Anglican Church Hall at 7 p.m. They
invite the public to attend.

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specific for each school situation. The
student computers which are almost
indestructible can be taken home for
homework, the teacher can grade work
remotely and records of all sorts can be
maintained easily.
This system does not replace teacher
instruction or textbooks but enhances
their learning and reinforces the learning
with graphics which cannot be easily

duplicated in the classroom. The
computer allows the student to learn at
his own pace, instantly shows a student
any mistake and provides immediate
rewards. The system is a tool to teach
basic academics, not to teach students
computer science.
Accompanying Mrs. Collie was
Deardre Smith of Computing Solutions,
a computer firm in Nassau.


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Tornado damages may exceed half a million dollars and several years may be required to
restore the lush tropical landscape appearance in the swath of the tornado. This is a downed
native ficus lying on the old hotel.

A coconut grove on the beach side of the hotel was demolished as well as the roof of the
Coco Beach Bar.

A section of the old hotel roof was demolished, windows were broken and trees were
overturned. Many coconut trees like the one shown in the hotel driveway were snapped in
two. Damage was sporadic as if a giant golf club had taken whacks out of buildings and


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Government to Back Small Business Loans

Provided by the Ministry of Agriculture
and Fisheries
Parliament has enacted legislation to
provide for the guarantee by the
Government of The Bahamas for loans by
banks for small business development and
for tourism development in the Family
Islands. This is in keeping with the
Government's mandate to develop a
vibrant small business sector which can
provide the basis of a fully employed
Bahamas. Government guaranteed loans
under the small business and tourism
.development loan schemes are available to
entrepreneurs who have sound business
proposals but who may lack the usual
equity of collateral required to obtain a
loan through the normal channels.
Tourism development loans are
considered for the purposes of establishing
a new hotel, resort or other touristic
facility or to refurbish or extend an
existing hotel, resort or touristic facility.
Other small business loans are considered
for agriculture, fisheries, food processing,
handicraft, manufacturing, public
transportation or other service oriented
small business ventures.
Individuals or persons forming a
company and wanting to obtain a loan
under this scheme must be 18 years of age
or over and must not be under any
liability for previously approved loans
under Government guarantee loan
schemes. For the small business loan
scheme, a small business is defined as a
business which employs less than 25
persons or has an annual gross revenue of
not more than one million dollars.
Additionally, the owner must participate
or assist in the day to day management of
the business enterprise.
The maximum loan available under the
tourism development scheme is $500,000.
The Government may guarantee an
amount up to 75% of an approved loan.
The maximum loan term is 15 years. The

Book Signing
Features Abaconian
By Stephanie Humblestone
To commemorate the tenth anniversary
of the opening of Logos Book Store in
Nassau, a number of prominent authors
were invited to sign copies of their
works. Among them was Chester
Thompson of Hope Town whose memoir
The Fledgling was published earlier this
Pictured here is Mr. Thompson with
Lady Eugenie Nuttall, who also takes her
readers down memory lane in her book
Simple Pleasures, which recalls her
childhood in "old Nassau."

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Friday Saturday 9 a.m. 6 p.m.
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maximum interest rate depends on the
loan term as follows: a) up to 10 years,
prime rate plus 2% and b) over 10 years,
prime rate plus 2 'V%. Loans under this
scheme must be for touristic ventures in
the Family Islands.
The maximum loan available under the
small business scheme is $250,000 and the
Government may guarantee an amount up
to 80% of an approved loan. The
maximum loan term is 10 years and the
maximum interest rate is prime plus 2%.
To qualify for a loan:
a) A sole proprietor of a business
must have a valid policy of life insurance
or a mortgage redemption policy in an
amount at least equal to the full amount
of the loan;
b) A company must have a valid
policy of insurance on the lives of the
principal owners and the manager of the
company, the aggregate of which is not
less than the full amount of the loan, or
mortgage redemption policy in an amount
not less than the full amount of the loan;
c) The loan must be secured by a
first legal mortgage in favour of the
approved financial institution on real
property owned by the borrower and in
which the business is to be conducted. If
the owner does not own the premises,
other collateral or security will be
d) Any real property pledged to an
approved financial institution as security
must he insured against fire and all other
insurable risks.

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The Minister of Agriculture and
Fisheries is responsible for the loan
guarantee schemes and will administer
them. The Acts providing for the
guaranteed loans came into force on the
14 of August 1998 and the regulations
covering the Acts took effect on the 1st of
October, 1998.
An official 'Grand Launch' is
scheduled to take place at an early date. It
is anticipated that by the 1 st of November,
1998 the public will be able to take full
advantage of these schemes.

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These guarantee loan schemes are in
keeping with Government's mandate to
provide economic incentives for
development of the small business sector
in the Family Islands.
When these schemes are combined with
the duty free import policy for the
agricultural and commercial fisheries
sectors, the manufacturing sector, the
hotel sector and the many other incentives
in place, the investment opportunities for
economic empowerment of Bahamians is
multiplied many times over.

A Special Thank You
We would like to acknowledge and thank the following businesses and people
who supported our 1st Annual Halloween Masquerade. You all helped to
make our event a howling success and your generosity is greatly appreciated.
We couldn't have done it without you!

Golden Harvest Supermark
Great Abaco Beach Resort
Bellevue Business Depot
Florida Yacht Charters
Lainie Kurls and Kuts
Abaco Office Supply
Galleria Harbourside

:et Kolours
Hit Video
Sound Effects
Mrs. Dawkins
Burns House Texaco
The Jib Room K & S

The Same Old Place
Abaco Wholesale
Sugarland Farms
Abaco Hardware
Father Chapman
Absolute Fitness
RND Cinemas

A very special thank you to Sherry Parker for
her outstanding assistance and the Ministry
of Tourism for their guidance and support.
Special thanks also to the Marsh Harbour
Police for their participation. Thank you Of- <7 c
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presence really made a positive impact on our WI
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The Abaconian Page 19

The All Abaco Regatta provided a great time ashore for all, young and old, residents and
visitors, from all over Abaco as well as many from Nassau, Grand Bahama and Family
Islands. Game booths offering prizes entertained the young as well as the not so young.
Hungry guests are always with Bahamian food which the Regatta stalls provided.
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One booth featured straw work and other handcrafts made by women from Long Island.
Shown above is Ms. Elsie Knowles of Simms, Long Island, showing her crafts to Mrs.
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November 15th 1998

Page.20 The Abaconian November 15th 1998

Dangerous Bend on Pelican Shores

Commonwealth Bank

Prepares for 21st Century

By Stephanie Humblestone
When Bobby Higgs, manager of
Standard Hardware, moved into his new
home on Pelican Shores 18 years ago, he
little realized the impact it would have on
his life! At least 15 times over that
period, averaging about once a year, cars
have ploughed through his fence. His
property is situated on a particularly
dangerous bend which requires careful
negotiation and has already been the scene
of two traffic fatalities and one pedestrian

Last Christmas Eve a young woman
sustained serious injuries when her van
veered off the road into Mr. Higgs'
bedroom wall. "I awoke in the night to
see a young woman's face looking at me
through a shattered windscreen," he said.
She was airlifted to Nassau, hospitalized
and incapacitated for three months. The
lady came off worse than the wall which
is a block construction with steel
reinforced poured columns. "The car

columns and
minimized damage to
the wall," said Mr.
Accidents have
continued over the
past couple of months
with alarming
frequency. Mr.

some of them to
drunken driving, has
filed many reports to
the police. He is
anxious that measures
:' are taken to safeguard
S the public and to
protect his property.
Inspector Hinsey of
*.- Marsh Harbour Police
commented that the
matter is under
investigation at the
moment and being
addressed by the
District Council.

This van stopped short of entering Mr. Bobby Higgs bedroom at
the top of the Pelican Shores hill. The vehicle is one of many
that have failed to make the curve and plowed through his fence
and yard. None has got into the house.

By Diane Phillips
Commonwealth Bank has spent more
than $4 million and enough manpower to
manage a healthy-sized company to
prepare their company for the next
century. "We started our Year 2000
planning in 1996 and by the end of this
year we will be nearly ready. Not only
will we be Year 2000 compliant, we will
have all new computers and an entirely
re-trained staff," explained Ian Jennings,
Senior Vice President. He headed the
team project which has involved some 20
people on an ongoing basis.
The problem with Year 2000 was
inadvertently created by computer
programmers in the 1970s and 1980s

when they wrote software that understood
dates of only two digits. Some are
predicting that many problems will occur
from inventory to paychecks, from loan
payments to accrued interest, anything
after the year 2000 could look like it had
a negative balance. This problem is
commonly referred to a the Y2K bug.
Commonwealth Bank has replaced 375
PC's, donating the old computers to
schools and non-profit organizations.
Additionally they have three new IBM
400 mainframe computers. Training goes
on every day to teach now software and
systems so that everyone, about 350 staff
from receptionists to the president of the
bank, will be trained.



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Films Control Board Visits

By Stephanie Humblestone
Three members of the Bahamas Plays
and Films Control Board visited Abaco on
Wednesday 14th October. They toured
Abaco, visiting schools and apprising
parents and teachers of the definition of
film ratings, the kind of films to avoid
and the impact of unhealthy material on
the minds of the younger generation.
Mrs Vanessa Scott, a member of the
Board and Head Chairperson of
Awareness Week, described the trip to
Abaco as a "pilot visit" which aimed at
educating and sensitising the public to

certain unacceptable material which could
only have a negative effect on our young
ones. During an interview with Silbert
Mills on Radio Abaco she gave the theme
of their visit as "Visual Impressions and
Formations of Our Youth".
She described the Board as being
representative of the general public,
having amongst its twenty seven members
a Catholic nun, police officers, teenagers
and a grandmother. They meet in Nassau
three to four times a week, may screen as
many as 2-3 movies in one day.
Wednesday evenings are dedicated to

reviewing RND movies. "This is not a
glamorous job", said Mrs. Scott, who is
not a keen movie goer. "it is mentally
exhausting because we have to watch
every movie in its entirety, even animated
The films watched by the Board
members have already been rated by the
American Film Association but as their
ratings reflect more liberal criteria, they
are re-evaluated heie in the Bahamas and
heavily monitored for explicit sexual
material, violence, and sacrilegious
The Board has taken other areas of the
media to task. ZNS, after some resistance,
moved some of the more undesirable soap

operas to after nine o'clock at night when
small children are usually in bed.
"We don't like to see women portrayed
as gold diggers", said Mrs. Scott, mother
of three.
At a time when new video copyright
laws are being revised in the Bahamas, the
country shows definite signs of curbing
the flow of "inappropriate material"in the
media. At the moment the Bahamas Plays
and Film Control Board is fighting for
legislation to control sexually explicit
lyrics in songs which is in Mrs Scott's
words "a big job and coming under so
much I-e" from radio stations. They also
have p,. s to veto videos and affix ratings
to them.

Abaco Central Mighty
By Isobel Sherman
The Abaco Central High School
basketball team, the Texaco Mighty
Marlins, traveled to Freeport on the 21st
of October to take part in the Vita Malt
Invitational Classic Basketball
Tournament sponsored by Bums House
and Vita Malt.
Mr. Charles Poitier, physical
education teacher at the school, assisted
by Mr. Kevin Rolle and William "Tony"
Davis, went with the team. They took a
boat from Crown Haven to Grand
Bahama and then traveled to Freeport by
According to Coach Poitier the
exposure his team got was very
beneficial. They played in four games
and, sadly, lost all four. The teams they
played were Eleuthera, Catholic High,
Eight Mile Rock and Sir Jack Hayward

Mr. Poitier is hoping that the team
will continue to stay together and practice
hard to get ready for the next invitational
tournament to be held in February in
Orchestra Will Give
Two Performances
By Isobel Sherman
Twenty members of the Bahamas
Orchestra will offer two performances on
Abaco. Sponsored by the Abaco Cultural
Society, the orchestra will perform
Saturday night the 28th of November at
Club Soliel in.Hope Town. Donations
will be accepted at the Hope Town
On Sunday night the 29th of
November the orchestra will perform in
Marsh Harbour in the court yard of
Forest Heights Academy. Tickets for
Sunday's performance are $15 and can
be obtained from Veronica Saunders at
the Brass and Leather Shop.


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More School News

School FROM Page12
Rotary Club and, as Mr. Sexton said,
"Rotary's aim is to develop greater
understanding between cultures and to
encourage world peace through the youth
of the world."
The trip will last ten days. The girls
will be attending Pontiac High School,
sightseeing and participating in various
activities planned by their host families.
They will attend the local Rotary Club
In June 1999 students will come from
Pontiac High School to spend ten *,avs on
Abaco and have a Bahamian ;. ..iange
Careers Day at Govern-
ment High Schools
By Isobel Sherman
On Thursday and Friday the 22nd and
23rd of October the Careers Day for
twelfth grade students was held at both
government high schools on Abaco.
At Abaco Central High School Mrs.
Nadene Beneby, Guidance Counselor
and Senior Mistress along with her
committee of Ms. Jill Saunders and Mr.
Huel Moss Jr., organized the event.
Speakers were invited to come from all
types of careers and learning
institutions. The purpose was to allow
the students to hear about possible
career opportunities for them after they
finished high school and ask questions
them might have. The students picked
four sessions each day which they were
interested in attending. Each session
lasted approximately one hour.
There were many speakers from
Abaco. Representatives residing on
Abaco came as well as persons from
Nassau and Freeport talked to interested
students. Mr. Rigby, Principal of
Bahamas Vocational Technical Institute
in Freeport, and Ms. Brigette Major,
registrar of the Bahamas Hotel Training
College in Freeport were in attendance.
Mr Peter Deveaux Isaacs of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs spoke about careers
in foreign affairs and Bernadette
Saunders of the Ministry of Tourism
spoke about the careers in the Tourism
industry. Anthony Foster of ZNS spoke
about broadcasting.
The Career Day at S.C. Bootle High
School in Cooper's Town was a first for
that school. Many of the speakers
traveled to both schools during the two
days. The students showed great interest
in several of the careers and asked very
serious thoughtful questions.
The S.C. Bootle High School Career
Day was organized by Principal Leslie
The Mighty Marlins Travel
By Isabel Sherman
The Abaco Central High Texaco
Mighty Marlins traveled to Freeport on
the 21 st of October to take part in the
Vita Malt Invitational Classic Basketball
Tournament sponsored by Bums House
and Vita malt.
Mr. Charles Poitier, physical
education teacher at the school, assisted
by Mr. Kevin Rolle and Mr. William
Davis went with the team. They traveled
by boat from Crown Haven to Grand
Bahama and by bus Freeport.
According to Coach Poitier the
exposure his team got was very
beneficial. They played in four games
and sadly lost all four. They played
teams from Eleuthera and Grand
Mr. Poitier is hoping that the team
will continue to stay together and

practice hard to get ready for the next
invitational tournament to be held in
February in Nassau.
New Courses Offered
By Stephanie Humblestone
Abaco Central High School in Murphy
Town has two new courses for 10th grade
stud!. Ms. Ms. Sharon Burrows. owner of
Glamorama in Dundas Town, is teaching
cosmetology two periods a week. The
girls will learn all aspects of beauty
Mr. Livingston Edwards, who owns a
mechanic shop in Dundas Town, is
instructing the students in vehicle
maintenance. Both Ms. Burrows and Mr.
Edwards are offering their services on a
voluntary basis.
New Club Formed at
Abaco Central High
By Isobel Sherman
The Pilot Club of Abaco is in the
process of forming an Anchor Club at
Abaco Central High School.
Anchor Clubs began in 1952 as a
project of Pilot International which is a
world wide organization of executive,

business and professional leaders working
together to improve the quality of life
throughout the world and in their
communities. Each Anchor Club is
sponsored by a Pilot Club and the
Anchor Club at Abaco Central is
sponsored by the Pilot Club of Abaco.
Neulessa A. Major is the Youth
Coordinator for the Pilot Club of Abaco
and will be in charge of the Anchor Club
Regular monthly meetings will be held
and the emphasis of the club will on
community service projects as well as
fund raising activities. Dues are $14 per
year. Ten dollars of the dues goes to
International and four dollars is the local
Qualifications to become an Anchor
are have at least a 70% average GPA,
display a positive attitude towards school
work, possess leadership qualities and
have the desire to develop these
leadership qualities.
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
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cast and the winner was Opal Dawkins.
She will be traveling to Nassau to take
part in a Youth Parliament that will be
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By Sam Hoffer
Souper Suppers
Soup seems to have been around
forever. The word "sop" was used in
Medieval Europe as a predecessor to the
word "soup". Soup kitchens are said to
have originated in the Middle Ages. King
Louis XV gave us French onion soup
with butter and champagne in the 1750s.
Bisques, gumbos and chowders all fall in
this category. Chowder comes from the
French chaudiere, a large cauldron in
which the peasants cooked their soup,
particularly those with seafood. Speaking
of which, a good recipe for conch
chowder can be found in Gourmet
Bahamian Cooking by Mendelson and
The following recipes make perfect
openers for elegant dinners, natural
sandwich partners or great solo suppers.
Black Bean Soup
Traditional garnishes are sour cream
and sliced green onions. Try peeled,
seeded and finely chopped cucumber for
a change.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 14 1/2 oz. can peeled tomatoes,
chopped, juices reserved
1 4 oz. can diced green chilies
1 tablespoon dried thyme, crumbled
4 16 oz. cans black beans, drained,
2 cups chicken broth
Heat oil in saucepan over medium
heat. Saute onion and bell pepper until
tender, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and
saute 1 minute. Add tomatoes with their
juices, chilies and thyme. Reduce heat
and simmer until vegetables are tender,
about 10 minutes.
Add beans and broth. Puree soup in

Precious Pearls

By Stephanie Humblestone
The month of October was dedicated to
Abaco's Precious Pearls those senior
citizens over the age of 60 years. The
theme of the month was Working for a
Society for All Ages and the goal was to
promote a positive image for older
persons so they can achieve their desires
at any age.
Functions held in Abaco included an
outing to the RND Theatre in Marsh
Harbour to see Bud Air, a tea party in
Cherokee Sound and a church service in
Cooper's Town. Many other activities,
which were planned but did not
materialize, will be scheduled for this

Yes, Memories Do Live On
In Memory of the Late
Raymond Ishmael
Mcintosh Sr.

batches in processor or blender until
smooth. Return to saucepan. (Can be
prepared in advance. Cover and
refrigerate.) Bring soup to simmer. Thin
with more broth if necessary. Season
with salt and pepper. Garnish. Serves 4 -
Clam Zucchini Soup
The richness (including the fat and
calories) can be controlled by the kind of
milk you use. Light cream makes it
luscious but skim milk works well also.
1 strip of bacon
1 medium onion, chopped
2 small zucchini, trimmed and sliced
1 large carrot, trimmed and sliced
2 medium potatoes, peeled and
chopped in 1" pieces
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 10 oz. can whole baby clams in
1/2 cup milk
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Saute bacon in saucepan until fairly
crisp. Remove, crumble and set aside.
Add onion to drippings and saute slowly
until onion takes on color. Add zucchini,
carrot, potatoes, chicken broth and
crumbled bacon. Bring to boil, reduce
heat and simmer covered about 15
minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Remove vegetables and process in
batches in processor or blender until
smooth. Return to saucepan along with
clams, their juices and milk. Reheat
slowly. Season with salt and pepper.
Serves 4.
Romaine Soup
Chalet Suzanne, a quaint little inn in
Florida, serves this rich soup containing
some of the spices in curry but it
contains no lettuce. You can buy their
canned version or give this a try.
3 cups chicken broth
1 package fresh spinach, cleaned,
stems removed
1/2 onion, cut in quarters

1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 stick sweet butter
3 tablespoons flour
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon each cardamon and
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup half and half
Warm chicken broth. Boil spinach

with onion in water for 3-4 minutes.
Rinse under cool water and drain. Saute
the mushrooms in the butter and reserve.
Process the spinach, onion, flour and
spices in a processor or blender until
minced and combined. Add 1 cup of
warm broth and process a few seconds,
then transfer to the remaining 2 cups of
broth, adding the mushrooms. Bring to a
boil, reduce heat and add half and half,
stirring constantly. Serves 4.

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Fenced dock-side storage and parking in Marsh Harbour,
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West Palm Beach freight deliveries and cargo handling are
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Hope Town Is Jubilant Over Regatta Win

Regatta FROM Page 4
Edward Dames from the Ministry of
Youth was on hand to run the competition
and all Abaconians who participate in
Junkanoo were invited to participate in
the island competition.
Attendance was hard to determine.
Jack Thompson, north Abaco's previous
administrator, waved his arm during the
awards and said, "I got 15,000 for half
the crowd, then quit counting." Police
Inspector Joel Hinsey made an estimate of
4,000. A rough count gave 460 parked
cars at 10:30 p.m. after the awards. Cars
were parked on both sides on the main
highway a half mile in either direction of
the ferry roadway. Bahamasair put on
additional flights to accommodate the
demand for seats to Abaco. It was
unquestionably the largest crowd ever
seen on Abaco.
THE RAGE Returns
By Stephanie Humblestone
On the 1st of November an ecstatic
crew of the Abaco Rage brought the
lovely lady home to Hope Town after her
glorious victory in the 1998 All Abaco

Family Island Regatta. The Rage, as she is
affectionately known, sailed into Hope
Town Harbour amid much fanfare. She
was accompanied by a fleet of boats of
every size as hundreds of well wishers
cheered on the shore. The 28 foot work
boat, which was purchased by several
young Hope Town sailors on behalf of the
Hope Town community last year, came to
rest at the public dock.
The 15 man crew, all sporting Regatta
T shirts, were smothered with hugs and
kisses as they climbed the steps on the
dock. They were accompanied by the MP
for South Abaco, Robert Sweeting, who
looked as jubilant as the crew. "This is a
wonderful moment," he said.
The Rage coming into the harbour
under full sail was a beautiful sight and a
wonderful experience being on board.
"You have to plan the track carefully as
there are so many boats around," said
crew member Clint Adderley, who did not
sail this year but has sailed on the famous
wooden sloop at several regattas..
Cameras clicked as the crew posed
proudly for photographs in front of their
trophies the Governor General's Cup for
which they placed first, the Prime
Minister's Cup for which they also placed

Alexiou, Knowles & Co. wishes to advise that Mr. Frederik
F Gottlieb, the resident partner of the firm in Marsh Har-
bour, Abaco, resigned from the firm on the 8th September
1998. Alexiou, Knowles & Co. regrets any inconvenience
caused by Mr. Gottlieb's resignation to clients of the firm.
Alexiou, Knowles & Co. has and will continue to carry on
its practice in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, which practice has
been and will continue to be supported by its Nassau and
Freeport offices.
The location of the firm's Chambers as well as the firm's
postal address, e-mail address and telephone and telefax
numbers will all remain the same.
DATED the 29th day of October, A.D., 1998
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Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

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first, the Shell Bahamas Trophy in which
they came second. Captain of the Abaco
Rage, Chris Thompson, received a special
cup for Outstanding Skipper.
Bowman Jeff Gale of Island Marine
said, "'Everyone worked together; it was
very smooth crew work." He felt that they
would do better this year as the mainsail
had been made taller and bigger. "There
was more sail area and it was a better
shape." However, he did not reckon on
placing first overall. The highlight of the
races for Jeff was the first race. "We

started badly and then came from behind
on the second lap."
The crew of The Rage had little time to
practice before the race but had sailed in
two regattas together the Georgetown
Regatta last April and the Long Island
Regatta last May since last year's First
All Abaco Regatta.
"We intend to sail in both of them
again next year plus any other Abaco
races," said Jeff, himself a champion


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The trailer is being used for
emergency cases and deliveries. The
smaller room is used to house visiting
doctors and nurses.
Dignitaries for the event included Mr.
Les Snyder and Mr. Richard Commode
of American Bridge, Mrs. Sandra Colby
and Mrs. Demeritte, both of the Health
Department in Nassau, Nurse Peggy
Cooper and staff of Marsh Harbour and
Mr. Everette Hart and Ms. Gloria Bain,
Mr. Hart thanked American Bridge for
their donation and praised them for what
they had done for the people of Sandy
Point. They trained them in many skills
so that they can now get a job. Mrs.
Colby, who represented the Ministry of
Health, thanked American Bridge for
their gifts and assured them that they will
benefit the communities of Sandy Point
and Crossing Rocks.
Mr. Commode and Mr. Snyder
presented the Administrator and Nurse
Pinder with a plaque and chair for the
people of Sandy Point. Mr. Commode
expressed his pleasure of working with
the people of Sandy Point.
The men were presented with a
crawfish model gift made by Mr. Paul
Pinder of Sandy Point. The cutting of the
ribbon was done by Mrs. Demeritte.
Refreshments followed at the Anglican
Church Hall.

market makers. RND will apply for a
listing on the Bahamas International
Stock Exchange when it opens.
Mr. Fitzgerald explained that
proceeds from the offering will be used
to assist in financing construction of new
projects. He continued that the owners of
shares in RND Holdings Limited would
benefit not only from the income
generated by the cinema chain but also
from the mini mall shopping centres
Mr. Fitzgerald reported, "For the past
four and half years RND has operated a
profitable operation and the Board
believes that by expanding into
population growth areas we will reinforce
our position as the market leader in the
cinema business in The Bahamas. We
have assembled a strong Board of
Directors who bring a wealth of
knowledge and experience and together
with Mr. Dean and myself, we feel
decisions will be made prudently and in
the best interest of all shareholder."
Information and an order form to
purchase shares is in the Prospectus
available on Abaco from RND Abaco
Cinemas and the Royal Bank of Canada.
Additionally, a public information
meeting will be held in Marsh Harbour
on November 24th at 6 p.m. at the RND
Abaco Cinema building Both Mr. Dean
and Mr. Fitzgerald will be present to
discuss this stock offering.

from the
The Marsh Harbour
Community Library
All those with library books
which are overdue, please return
them as soon as possible.
Please check your book shelves to
see if you have any books which
should be returned.

By Barbara Farnan
The internet is changing our world -
more information, communication quickly
and easily and the way we work. Here is
how it enabled my clients and me to redo
their condominium.
A couple from France own a
condominium in Treasure Cay. They
wanted to refurbish with new upholstery,
draperies and bedspreads. The husband
was in Treasure Cay at the condominium
when he found that I was able to provide
these services.
I made a house call and he and I
selected fabrics for the living room
upholstery and draperies, the master
bedroom bedspread and draperies and the
guest bedspread and draperies. The
problem was the wife was still in Paris,
After discussions about his returning
with fabric swatches for approval, we
decided that since she was on the internet

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and could download pictures, we would
scan in the fabric samples.
Better than just scanning in samples
and sending by e-mail, we created a web
site for presentation of the fabric samples.
The web page contains a scanned picture
of the fabric with the ability to click on
the pictures for a larger view. Each fabric
contained a brief description of the use of
it, the effect it would have in the room
and the fabric contents.
The web site was put on the internet
and the wife was e-mailed the web page
address. It was not registered with the
search engines for viewing. She was able
to pull up the web page in Paris and view
the fabric selections.

After a few e-mail discussions, the
plaid for the living room upholstery was
changed to a stripe which was also used
for the draperies instead of the floral. She
approved of the other selections. The
couple agreed to go ahead with the
refurbishing. He did take the actual
samples back to France and we continue
to be in contact about the progress
through e-mail and the job completion is
scheduled for November when they
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might be male or female between 18 and 35 years.
Applicants should be high school graduates or at least have a good basic education up to BJC level and possess at least
five BJC's including English Language and Mathematics with grade "C" or above. They should have the ability and be
willing to learn the functions and skills of operating and maintaining various aspects of the machines in the power plant,
etc. They will be required to do shift work and must have a good reputation in order to help build BEC's image in the
community. The successful candidate is responsible for transportation to and from work. The successful candidate may
be required to go through an Apprentice Training Programme, depending on technical qualifications.

A vacancy exists in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, for a METER READER.
The Meter Reader will be required to perform certain tasks including reading electricity meters, disconnecting meters,
recording the readings, computing records in the meter book and reporting abnormalities observed while working.
The successful candidate should be a mature individual of honest character, possessing good people and communica-
tion skills; a good knowledge of the Island and excellent driving record. Educational requirements are education to GCE
"O" Level / BGCSE Level with passes in English Language and Mathematics. However, experienced candidates possess-
ing five BJC's (with grade C or better), including English Language and Mathematics may also be considered.

A vacancy exists in the Family Island Division Marsh Harbour, Abaco, for a UTILITYMAN.
The Utilityman will be responsible to the Manager for duties involved with the construction and maintenance of distri-
bution lines.
Duties will include but not be limited to the following:
* Erecting overhead poles and transformer banks, cables;
* Repairing overhead lines and transformers;
* Installing, changing, reading and disconnecting meters, investigating consumer complaints and driving
required equipment/trucks;
* Cutting away trees and other related duties.
Applicants should be High School Graduates or at least have a good basic education to BJC level and possess at least five
BJC's including English Language and Mathematics with grade "C" or above. The candidates must be in excellent
physical condition and must be able to climb poles. They should be willing to work hard and should have a good
reputation in the community in order to build BEC's image in the community.
Applications should be mailed by November 23rd, 1998, to the Manager at BEC Abaco addressed as follows:
Manager, BEC Abaco,
P.O. Box AB 20441
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

November 15th 1998

Page 26 The Abaconlan November 15th 1998

A etors Advce...Selling Your Home

By Sandra Evans
(Part two in a series)
You have decided to sell your current
home. There is uncontained garbage in
the yard waiting to go to the dump. Your
children's broken toys are piled in a
comer of their bedroom. Although you
have a "million dollar view," all the


FROM Page 24

sailor in his own right.
Rhiannon Thomas, the only woman on
board, brought a wealth of sailing
expertise to the crew. She has been
sailing since a small child, taught sailing
in France and raced in many regattas
including Regatta Time in Abaco. "I've
sailed with both Chris Thompson and Jeff
Gale before and it is a real privilege," she
Crew member Chris Lightboume
praised Rhiannon, "We value her as a real
member of the team and we are surprised
by her abilities." Rhiannon laughingly
added, "I take my share of the work and
the flack, too someone has to keep the
crew in check!"
Crew members of The Rage were Chris
Thompson, Captain, Ron Engle, mainsail
trimmer, Chris Lightboume and Rhiannon
Thomas in charge of the jib, Jeff Gale,
bowman, Roger Malone and Morgan
Engle, in charge of the anchor and pries
Jimmy Russell, Peter Albury, Stafford
Patterson, Scott Patterson, Andrew Curry,
Jaimie Bethel and Patrick Stewart. (Pries
are the long planks which are extended
mid-ship for the crew to balance on. This
allows for continual adjustable ballast to
keep the boat properly trimmed)
Mardi Cash, Clint Adderley, Clay
Wilhoyte, Frank Knowles, Brian Malone
and Dan McCully were part of the crew
but did not sail. "The wind was light and
some members of the crew had to get
off," said Jeff.

drapes are closed. The odor of last night's
cooking permeates the air. If you were
the potential buyer, how would you react?
Although it is a cliche, first
impressions are the most lasting. An
unappealing presentation does not usually
result in a quick sale. There are a few
techniques that can be used to set the
stage and show your home in its best
The driveway and front entrance are
the first opportunities that you have to
impress your new owners. They should
be clear of any overhanging shrubbery,
free of any obstructions and, if it is
unavoidable that the trash is on site, it
should be well hidden from view. A coat
of fresh paint on a door or the railings of
a porch, a few inexpensive flowering
plants and lighting fixtures in good repair
are all strong signals that you care about
your home. If the obvious details are
overlooked, it sends the message that
larger problems may have been ignored.
Setting the stage inside your house is
just as easy. The most impressive effect
you can achieve is one of the simplest-
OPEN THE DRAPES. Here on Abaco
we are blessed with some of the greatest
scenery in the world. Even if the home
lacks some features, a sea view from
every room more than makes up for
them. If you are not on the water, natural
light illuminating every room will create
a cheery and desirable environment.
As your goal is to sell your property as
quickly as possible, why not take this
opportunity to clear out those used,
broken or unwanted items that we all
seem to accumulate in our garages,
basements and utility rooms. The less
clutter, the fewer personal possessions
and the more neutral space appears, the
easier it is for potential buyers to imagine
it as their own.
Of course, a sparkling clean lavatory,

faucets that don't drip and swept patios
are a must. Although turning on the lights
is always a good idea, you should turn off
stereos and the T-V, as they can distract
the new owners. Your pets should be
secured both for security reasons and so
the buyers don't feel as if they are
intruding in your private live. It is
preferable that you, the owner, not be
present when the home is being shown. If

this is unacceptable to you, try to be as
unobtrusive as possible so that the buyers
feel free to ask the agent questions and
make comments about the house that they
would not particularly want to share with
you. Real estate agents are trained to
show your home in the most effective
manner, to answer questions in your best
interest and to lead the showing to a
successful conclusion.


FROM Page 8

and lecture on turtles. We learned so
much. We enjoyed a delicious lunch by
Miss Diane and play time with the
students from Hope Town and Man-O-
War. It is fun to get all the cay schools
together and make new friends. Thank
you to the A.I.T. Ferry Service which
transported us to Hope Town free of
charge. Some of us even fell asleep on
the way back to Guana.
A special thanks to Mr. Kent Smith,
who transported our new copy machine
from New York City to Guana Cay
during a recent business trip. See, it does
take a village, or in our case, an island
to raise our children.
I encourage all the schools to reflect
on their successes and write an article
a! out the wonderful things that are
happening at their schools. Let's share
our ideas. Let's get involved. Let's be
partners in excellence. Winter residents
and cruisers. we need you oo.
Sometimes one-on-one work with a
students can make all the difference.
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Governor General's Award Scheme
Is Active at S.C. Bootle High School

By Stephanie Humblestone
The new Governor General's Youth
Award Programme is based on the
international Duke of Edinburgh Award
Scheme, in which some 41.000 students
in 90 countries participate. The new
programme will include the same
challenges and goals in four areas:
Service, Skills, Physical Recreation and
So far Mr. Romer of S.C. Bootle High
School in Cooper's Town has 12 keen
participants, some of whom took part in
his mock programme last year. Service
will incorporate working in the
community, establishing literacy
programmes and helping the aged. Skills
will include carpentry, joinery, arts and
crafts, first aid and other practical and
useful pursuits. Amongst the Physical
Recreation programmes will be marching,
drill and all manner of sports. Ingraham
Park in Cooper's Town will be used for
practice sessions.

The Expedition section will be both
exciting and informative. It will teach
survival with the young people going out
into the bush near Cooper's Town,
camping, mapping. navigating and
generally learning how to survive the
elements. Assistance for this part of the
programme has been offered by a land
navigation company, Trauma One in
Marsh Harbour and the Bahamas Defense
Mr. Romer envisages that the course
will be about two hours a week of formal
training and the rest is up to the student.
"It is also a self initiative programme,"
said Mr. Romer, who believes that the
children will see an improvement in their
lives. Mr. Romer stressed the importance
of consistency. "The children must attend
classes every week," he added.
His students will begin working for the
Bronze Medal very soon and should
qualify within three to six months.

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On September 25th a memorial service was held at Central Abaco Primary School to
remember Alfred Cooper, 11 years, Aleethia Cooper, nine years, Diomarr McDonald, five
years and Owneka McDonald, four years. They lost their lives on September 12th when
a fire destroyed their house at Snake Cay. The program included a presentation by each
grade. Pictured at right are two of Diomarr's classmates displaying a collage which he
made, on his own, two days prior. It was a collection of leaves and objects from nature
which included four small rocks.

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Health officials now are warning
residents of the Bahamas to protect
themselves, from mosquito bites in the
wake of a recent dengue fever outbreak.
Dengue fever is a serious viral disease
caused by the bit of an infected mosquito
found in this country.
The mosquito is small, back and white
with stripes on its legs and back. The
female bites an infected person, then
passes the disease on when they bite
other people. Dengue fever and the more
serious dengue hemorrhagic fever can
spread quickly. The disease causes severe

flu-like illness and affects mostly older
children and adults. the dengue
hemorrhagic fever can cause bleeding
and even death and is very serious in
The mosquitoes live indoors or
outdoors in cool, shaded areas. They
breed in any container holding water.
Residents are urged to cover all water
containers tightly. Empty containers
should be turned over and garbage
disposed of properly. Natural ponds
should be preserved, allowing small fish
to live in them which eat mosquito


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* "Fourwinds" West Coast, Elbow Cay 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Deck on 3 sides, 2.1 Acres, Private Dock Great Sea of Abaco Views........ $500,000
* "Harbour House" Man-0-War Cay 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Covered Porch, Sundecks 725 Wooded Acre, HarbourWaterfront, Beach Access.. $490,000
* "Sugar Apple" Man-0-War Cay 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 2 Screen Porches, Beautiful Garden, "Snore Box" Guest House sleeps 2............. $290,000
* "Charlestown" Man-0-War Cay Settlement 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Built 1989 meticulously maintained, Bedroom Ocean View................. $215,000
* "Sandpiper" White Sound, Elbow Cay 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Charming Dock Cottage, Fireplace, Garage/workshop, 60' Private Dock.......... $185,000
* "Gibraltar" Man-0-War Cay Settlement 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Charming Traditional Bahamian, Crow's Nest, Workshop, Laundry....... Under Contract
* "Orchid Bay" Great Guana Cay Beautiful 1+ Acre Building Sites Ocean Beach Frontage: from $275,000 Sea of Abaco frontage: from: $174,344
* "Fisher Tract" Man-0-War Cay Lush wooded building sites Several available with semi-private dock access: from:.......................... $75,000

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South FROM Page 6

Grand Cay Town Meeting
By Anne Albury
On October 20th the Grand Cay Town
Committee held a Public Meeting in two
of their very well maintained classrooms.
Chairman Roosevelt (Rosie) Curry
welcomed everyone and introduced
Administrator Chrisfield Johnson, Chief
Councillor Joe Norris, Councillor Anne
Albury and the Town Committee
members Deputy Chairman George
Russell, Tony'Rolle, Calvin Albury and
Eddie Cooper.
Administrator Johnson expressed his
appreciation of how special Grand Cay
was. The Chairman acknowledged the
presence of the police on Grand Cay and
the difference it made. He recognized the
service of Nurse Griffith after which she
responded with a sincere thank you to the
community for the welcome given her.
Mr. Curry invited Councillor Anne
Albury to share her views and
enthusiasm about Local Government. She
confirmed that we are all in it together
and the community must continue to
support their elected Town Committee
for the system to work. Chief Councillor
Joe Norris commented on the great
condition of the school, saying that it
reflected well on the principal and
teachers. He said Local Government
meant locals governing and the
attendance at the meeting showed the
interest of the Grand Cay community and
deserved compliments.
The floor was then opened to
questions. These included the control of
the speed limit in the harbour. Besides
police action everyone was encouraged to
report any violations. Questions about the
growing number of golf carts and their
being insured, inspected and licensed


Gina Knowles, 70, of Moore's Island
passed away in Nassau. Her funeral was
on November 7th in Nassau and burial
was in Nassau.
She is survived by son Randolph
Knowles; daughters Shirley Newton,
Gloria Burrows, Emily Dames, Genevie
Pinder, Hilda Knowles and Syblene
Davis; grandchildren; great-
grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren;
a brother; sisters; and many many other
relatives and friends.


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were responded to by John McIntosh of
the Road Traffic Department.
Price control on Grand Cay was
questioned and the Chairman promised to
look into that for more information.
After no more business, the meeting was
Town Committee Held in
Treasure Cay
By Anne Albury
The Treasure Cay Town Committee
held a Public Meeting at the Primary
School on October 19th. Chairman Anne
Albury welcomed all present and then
reported on works and projects already
carried out. These included repairs and
maintenance on Treasure Cay Primary
School classrooms in preparation for the
new school year and its enrollment of
162 students.
Road, school and speed limit signs
were posted with additional ones on
order. One bus/rest stop is in place with
plans for four more. The refuse site
requires continuing attention and the
Treasure Cay District also shared in the
cost of the Regatta Village site
The Committee plans to carry out

improvements on the sports facilities, i.e.
basketball court and the track and field
area. A study is now being carried out
with regards to the Crown Land area
now being used for housing in Sand
Banks. A recommendation will be
forthcoming. Remarks were given by
Chief Councillor Joe Norris and
Administrator Chrisfield Johnson.
During the open floor period of the

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Phase I 2 bed / 2 bath 12' wide slip $180,000
Phase II 2 bed / 2 bath 12' wide slip $224,000
3 bed / 3 bath 12' wide slip $242,000
3 bed / 3 bath 17'6" wide slip $266,000
3 bed / 3 bath 12' wide slip $266,000
Ocean Front Condos with on site Tennis and Pool
Phase II 2 bed / 2 bath End unit with
wrap around deck (Financing Available) $270,000
Canal Front Condos with on site Pool
Bldg. 5 2 bed / 2 bath 11'6" wide slip $170,000
Bldg. 2 1 bed / 1 bath boat slip $151,000
Townhouse Condos with on site Tennis and Pool
Garden/Pool View 1 bed / 1 bath beginning at $55,000
2 bed / 1 bath beginning at $73,000
Marina View 1 bed / 1 bath beginning at $65,000
2 bed / 1 V2 bath beginning at $101,000
Marina View Studio Efficiency $47,000

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ocean view down greenway
Beach Villa Subdivision
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Standard 2 bed / 2 bath

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Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool/waterfall
2 bed / 2 bath octagonal house $275,000
Ocean condos with on site Pool
Poolside garden view 2 led / 2 bath $176,000
Golf Course
Leeward Beach
Windward Beach

agenda, those present exchanged
questions and answers with the
Committee, after which the meeting was
Committee members present were
Chairman Anne Albury, Deputy
Chairman Fred Parker, Chief Councillor
Joe Norris, Terry Russell, Lionel Evans.
Also present were Council members
Bernell Parker and Leon Pinder.


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"Crosswind" located on a natural lake with
direct greenway access to beach, split level home
3 bed / 2 bath w/adjacent 1 bed / 1 bath
efficiency apartment, very large lot $333,000
"Abvil" Delightful oceanfront island style home,
3 bed / 3 bath, all rooms ocean view and
deck access, great rental property $466,000
"Plumb Crazy" canal front split level home 3 bed /
2 bath detached garage, dock, established
landscaping $327,000
"White House" two lots canal fr5ain house
2 bed / 2 bath detached eff>'&f0 a rtment
detached garage, pool, docll-k $350,000
"Marina Villa" canal front one storey 3 bed /
2 bath Bahama room, garage, dock, includes
adjacent road side lot $424,000
"Schor" canal front two storey home 3 bed / 3 bath
garage, workshop, dock, large deck, ocean view to
Sea of Abaco across greenway $484,000
"Island Times" canal front modern home 3 bed / 2Y2
bath, wrap around porch, double garage $508,000
"Conch Out" ocean front home on extra deep lot
one storey 4 bed / 3 bath detached garage,
great family beach house $575,000
"Sandpiper" ocean front 1 V2 lots two storey home
3 bed / 3 bath garage, ocean and garden decks,
lush landscaping $962,000
Galleon Bay & Brigantine Bay
Canal Front beginning at $36,000
Golf Course beginning at $16,000
Leeward Beach (interior) beginning at $48,000
Windward Beach beginning at $150,000
Casuarina Beach / Ocean Boulevard
Ocean Front $360,000
Interior $16,000 $25,000

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Lowe Gallery Opens for
December ushers in a month-long open
house at the Alton Lowe Art Gallery on
Green Turtle Cay where visitors will
have a chance to see a striking array of
paintings, sculptures and models.
Original oil paintings by Mr. Lowe
will be on display during the entire
month of December. Dramatic, life-like
sculptures by Miami artist, James
Mastin, along with ship models crafted
by Alton's brother, Vertrum, will round
out the open house exhibit.
Located adjacent to the artist's home
on Black Sound, the spacious and bright
gallery has drawn hundreds of viewers
during similar exhibits over the past
several years. The December open house
is part of a holiday season series of
cultural and entertainment events
scheduled on Abaco.

The AShaeonlan Page 29

Holiday Concert and Party Are Planned

Thousands of white lights will guide
this year's audience to the 10th annual
Christmas Concert under the Stars on
Green Turtle Cay as performers offer a
variety of hit songs, traditional holiday
favorites and a preview of numbers from
a new musical play titled The Lucayans.
The December 5th concert begins at
7:30 p.m. in the Garden Theater located
on Black Sound at the home of Abaco
artist Alton Lowe. The Saturday night
event will be preceded by a Friday
evening fund-raising party at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thiele on Green
Turtle Cay.
From its first performance in 1988 the
annual concert has been well attended by
both Abaconians and visitors in an

outdoor setting framed by flowers and
trees. The Garden Theater was built
specifically for the event as well as other
outdoor performances. It was equipped
with professional lighting and sound.
The cast of this year's concert will
include musician Steve Thomas, singer-
actors Jim Mastin and Joy Martone and
original skits performed by Sandra Riley,
Travis Neff and Mel Arnold. Mr. Arnold
is a former professor of music at the
University of Miami who has written a
25 song musical drama titled The
Lucayans. As the title suggests,
Columbus' landing in the Bahamas in
1492 and its resulting effect on the native
Lucayan inhabitants is the theme of the
play and a number of songs from the

new musical will be performed.
Private boats and ferries arriving from
the Abaco mainland and cays will be
greeted by thousands of holiday lights at
the entrance to Black Sound. Both the
party on Friday and the concert on
Saturday raise funds for the Abaco
Cultural Society, which sponsors these
events as well as others on Abaco.
Admission to the party is $30 per couple.
The concert is $12 for adults, $5 for
For additional information on Green
Turtle Cay, call the Albert Lowe
Museum at 365-4094 or Pat Robertshaw
at 365-4252. In Marsh Harbour call
Veronica Saunders at 367-3643.

Minimum for 3 Lines in one issue $9
Picture and 4 lines $25.00
Additional lines at $2.00 per line.
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the
Marsh Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677, FAX 3677 3/97


Milkie cLghtoourn keal Edtate
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 %est corner of
Abaco. South of the Sands Point airport Loads
of water frontage. Call for details.
beach home, swimming pool, solar panels, great
condition $310.000
GREEN TURTLE CAY beach from lot in
Bita Bay, $95,000
overlooking Coco Bay, 24,000+ sq. ft..
Asking $77,000
TREASURE CAY 3 bed on acre, across
from beach $140,000
Adjacent lot available $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

Interior lot
Golf course lot


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

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

Land & Sea

Commercial & Residential
Homes Apts. Rentals Acreage
Leisure Lee inland lots from $15,000
canal lots from $18,000
Island homes- Ocean view home, 2 story, 2
bed 2 bath upstairs, 1 bed 1 bath downstairs,
with separate entrance, great rental unit
asking US$298,000
P.O. Box AB 20179
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Office phone & Fax 242-367-3276

Green Turtle Cay One acre lot. 150' frontage
on most desirable ocean beach, Reef yards
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Guana Cay on the Southeast end of the
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.
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, 67' x
110' and 72' x 130'. Better price if bought
together. Call 365-6103 day or 365-6246 night
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.


Lubber's Quarters. Island cottage with
separate sleeping house. Sleeps six. Solar
powered, 1+ acres of property with 80 ft.
beachfront. List #3396 $175,000
Elbow Cay, Dorros Cove. Wonderful
views! 3 bedroom 2 bath with sleeping loft.
Large wrap-around deck. Great rental
potential! List #3588 $485,000
Great Cistern Cay. Island style home
with magnificent view of The Sea of Abaco
on 1 2+ acres. Well landscaped, fruit trees.
Mint condition! List #3308 $285,000
Guana Cay. Clear title! 10 acres sea-to-
sea. Small private ocean beach. 40'
elevation. Right of way to spacious beach
just to the north
List #674 Call for details
Casuarina Point. Residential home site
on deep water canal with dock. Great
bonefishing grounds! Good investment
opportunity. List #3489 $25,000
Scotland Cay. Waterfront, cleared level
1/2+ acre home site. Existing 80' dock &
30' face dock, 6 ft. at low tide. Planted
with palm and ficus. Ready to build.
List #3556 $208,000
Marsh Harbour. 2 bedroom, 2 bath
residence on 1+ acres with fruit orchard,
close to all amenities. 900 sq. ft. 1 bed, 1
bath guest house. Car port.
List #3511 $350,000
Treasure Cay. Charming 3 bedroom, 3
bath home in beautiful TC. Across from
beach. Can't last at this price.
List #3055 $149,900
Treasure Cay. Immaculate, fully
equipped oceanfront condo. End unit.
Linens, patio furniture, in-house
washer/dryer. Move right in. Price is all
inclusive. List #3414 $275,000
Red Bays. Loggerhead Point. Unspoiled
tract of land, 4.20 acres with 110' on The
Sea of Abaco. Great investment potential.
List #3625 $58,500
Great Cistern. Beautiful home sites in
lovely residential area. Close to town.
Right of way to beach on Sea of Abaco.
Going fast!
List #3294 $17,500 to $41,000
Phone 242-367-3262/3 Fax 242-367-3260
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
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
Call Don at 954-565-8900 Ext 2353
Treasure Cay Beach front condo, Royal
Poincianna 2 bed/2 bath beach condo, 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

Pinder's Real Estate
Great Guana Cay, Abaco
"The Unspoiled Island"
Over 200 lots starting at $25,000 also acreage,
oceanfront, hilltop and bayside lots
Pinder's Cottages, 2 & 3 bedroom, $650 to
$700 weekly. A summer special of $350 per
week per person includes 0 one day fishing &
diving One day snorkeling & island hopping
* boat & guide all equipment included 0 6
to 30 people . .
Great Guana Cay waterfront houses built in
under 3 mo starting at $165,000 includes lot,
about 1000 Sq ft house with 2 bedroom, 2
bath, deck, porch & 12,000 gal cistern,
Call Edmund or Cher6 Pinder at 365-5046 or
HERE B on VHF Ch 16


I c L u S
Enjoy the lifestyle you deserve...
Waterfront lots with private boat slips
in a secure gated community
starting at $140,000.
Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152

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

Cherokee Sound & Marsh Harbour, Daily &
Weekly Rentals, Call Glenn or Connie at
242-367-2486 after 5:30 or
E-mail trentals@batelnet.bs
Hope Town Turtle Hill ocean view 4 cottages,
2 bed 2 bath, all with kitchens, air conditioned,
pool, private access to beach, includes golf
cart, Call 242-366-0557
Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale
homes. Private pools, docks. Reunions, special
occasions, honeymoons. Hope Town
Hideaways 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434
Little Harbour 2 person cottage $375/week, 5
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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November 15th 1998

Page 30 The Abaconian November 15th 1998

Storm Mitch Caused Boating Mishap

Christmas Open Houses Planned I

By Stephanie Humblestone
Forty-two-year-old Larry Ludvik
suffered serious injuries to both hands
during Tropical Storm Mitch which raged
through Abaco on the 5th of November.
As a result he had two fingers on one
hand and three on the other amputated.
Weather conditions were so severe they
wanted to pull up the anchor off Man-O-
War to find a safer mooring in Hope
Town. While trying to do this, Larry's
hand became stuck in the anchor chain.
While his wife piloted the boat, his
daughter made a Mayday call. Eventually
he managed to extricate both hands
Lambert Albury from Man-O-War
swam to the boat through very rough seas.
Ralph Albury of Albury's Ferry Service

College of the Bahamas
to Offer Courses
By Isobel Sherman
Mr. Hugh Cottis, Abaco coordinator
for the College of The Bahamas, has
announced that applications are being
accepted for the January term for courses
to be offered on Abaco by The College of
The Bahamas. Programmes offered, if
enrollment is adequate, will be a
Bachelor's degree in primary education,
a Bachelor's degree in secondary
education, pre-school certification and
college prep. Persons interested should
contact Mr. Cottis at 367-3477.

brought a ferry up alongside the Rafiki.
Meanwhile a BASRA vessel was
prevented from approaching the vessel by
the turbulent waters.
Mr. Ludvik was taken by ferry to Man-
O-War where Nurse Letty and her team
applied first aid. He received further
medical treatment from Dr. Elaine Lundy
in Marsh Harbour.
Due to the worsening weather
conditions, no planes were flying into
Marsh Harbour airport. Five hours later he
was flown out by an air ambulance jet to
Florida where he is now receiving
reconstruction surgery.
Mr. Ludvik, his wife Cindy and
children, Sarah, 7, and Evan, 5, all live on
board their boat Rafiki.

Clarifying a
Several weeks ago our columnist,
Stephanie Humblestone, wrote of a
fishing trip she was taken on soon
after her arrival on Abaco two years
ago. With sketchy knowledge of the
geography of the area, Sandy Cay
was mentioned as a landmark. The
fishing actually took place outside the
area designated as the Sandy Cay
National Park.
Our columnist is as protective of
the environment and our national
parks as those well intentioned callers
who have asked for an explanation.

By Isobel Sherman
There will be two Christmas Open
Houses on the last weekend in
November. On the 27th of November
starting at 6:30 p.m. Buds and Blooms
and Cultural Illusions will join to hold a
Christmas Open House at their store sites
in Memorial Plaza in Marsh Harbour.
Both stores will be decorated for the
Christmas season and will provide free
refreshments. This is a chance to do
some early Christmas shopping.
Then on the 28th of November ferries

will leave for Man-O-War Cay and Joe's
Studio tenth Open House. Marianne and
Joe have been busy planning this event
the past several months. Real New
England Apple Cider will be served both
mulled and plain. Marianne's brother
will travel from Massachusetts with the
cider and those who have never tasted
real old fashioned fresh New England
apple cider should come just for that
experience. To go along with the cider,
Joe makes conch fritters. Other residents
contribute refreshments for the open
house which opens at 10 a.m.

Pilot Club Plans Fall Ball

By Charlene Fernander
The Pilot Club of Abaco will be
hosting its first annual Fall Ball on
November 27. This grand occasion will
begin at 7 p.m. at the Below Decks
Room of the Abaco Beach Resort and a
buffet-style dinner will be served
promptly at 8 p.m. Tickets can be
purchased from Pilot Club members at
367-2246 or 367-4763.
Dress for this formal evening will be

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cocktail dresses and suits. A cash bar
will be offering refreshments. This
promises to be an elegant evening of
tasteful fun and style. Music will be
both live and recorded and fabulous door
prizes will be presented. The proceeds
are to aid the establishment of high
school Anchor Clubs and to assist in club
operations. Come out for an evening of
different entertainment and bring your
"significant other!"

Get in the Christmas Mood
5K Jingle Bell Fun Run / Walk Dec. 19th in the evening
Entertainment by the Police POP Band afterwards
^f ^SponEsored by the Jib Room the Ministry of Tourism
2 Entry fee for T-shirt lo-Ring, Shoe Bells Prizes
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meet this growing population.
He commented on the increase in drug
trafficking from Inagua in the south to
Abaco in the north. This increase
happened after the United States removed
its surveillance balloons. The Bahamas
needs to ask the United States to bring
back the surveillance equipment to the
Bahamas. He stated that at the end of the
day education is the answer because with
more education about drugs, a person is
less likely to get involved with drug use
or trafficking.
When asked about why government is
not doing more to help agriculture, Mr.
Wells said that islands need to specialize
in growing different crops and that a
better transportation system of getting
crops to market must be developed. He
cited that government pays $3 million
yearly on a mail boat system that is not
meeting the needs of the farmers
anymore. He suggested investing in two
big ships that would travel the islands of
the Bahamas every week transporting
farm produce quickly and efficiently to
markets as well as to boats that would
travel overseas to sell our crops.


FROM Page 2

anything like it. She has seen the waters
build up from the south but never to the
extent that buildings were flooded. Mrs.
Anne Albury, a 22-year resident, has
seen the water rise only once but then
not nearly so high. Winds were in the 40
to 60 mph range all day with higher
Other areas of Abaco escaped serious
damage. A resident of Cooper's Town
said they experienced high winds. Life in
Marsh Harbour continued as normal with
persons going about their business despite
the high winds.
Before Tropical Storm Mitch reached
Abaco, it crossed Florida, spawning 10
tornadoes, some of which did extensive
damage in the Florida Keys killing one,
destroying homes and causing one to two
million dollars of damage.
Damage was also reported on Grand
Bahama where a 300-foot container ship
ran aground and flooding was reported in
several areas.

November 15th 1998

Humblestone FROM Page 10
time and has wonderful anecdotes which
he shared freely with me.
"We flew down to Elizabeth Point on
Andros to pick up a pregnant lady. Half
way back to Nassau I heard the nurse
say, "She's flaggin'," (meaning she's in
labour), recalls Captain Leonard.
The next thing he heard was the
screech of a healthy newborn.
Today Abaco Air is owned by Andrew
and Denise Kelly. They have two Aero
Commander 500s and one Britten
Normany Islander. "All the planes are
twin engine; they have to be to go over
water," said Todd, one of their three full
time pilots. Abaco Air makes frequent
flights to Nassau, sometimes as far as
San Salvador within the Bahamas and to
many South Florida locations including
In 1987 Faron Sawyer, an ex-Abaco
Air pilot, started his own charter
company Cherokee Air. Faron has three
Piper Aztecs and five pilots (including
him). As with Abaco Air pilots, they
attend regular refresher courses in the
United States. Faron, himself holds a
ATP license which enables him to fly
any size plane after a period of initiation.
Entrepreneurial by nature, he is keen
now to add a seaplane to his fleet.
Both companies are safety conscious
and comply with U.S. Coast Guard
regulations. On board all their planes are
life rafts, emergency medical supplies
and ELTs (Emergency Locating
I was feeling pretty elated when I got
back to Abaco after my intrepid virgin
charter flight to Nassau. I burst into my
son's bedroom which is more like a
control tower than a bedroom to share
my adventure with him. I found him
deeply engrossed in Pro-Pilot, his
favourite flight simulator programme.

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

Eyes glued to the computer screen, his
fingers were delicately wiggling the joy
stick as he carefully took off from JFK
Airport in New York.
Do you need any help?" I asked. He
looked up aghast and replied. "What,
from YOU!" no doubt thinking that I
didn't know one end of a plane from the
"Yes, from ME!" I replied, now a


Island Manager

Shell Bahamas Limited invites applications from suitably quali-
fied candidates who possess a sound knowledge of the various
settlements, people and culture of the Abacos to fill the position
of Island Manager, based at our depot in Murphy Town, Abaco.
To manage the depot and staff and supervise our operations and
marketing activities throughout the Abacos, including customer
and distributor relations.
The successful candidate must:
* be a mature individual
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* possess good interpersonal skills and the ability to carry out
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motivation and determination to succeed
Preference will be given to candidates with previous
experience in operations, preferably in the Oil Industry.
Career development prospects are excellent for
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This position will be well suited to energetic professionals wish-
ing to expand their experience and work on a Family Island.
Resumes will be treated in full confidence and should be for-
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Limited, Clifton Pier, P.O. Box N-3717, Nassau, Bahamas, or for
Family Island residents c/o Shell Bahamas Depot nearest to them.
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Picture and 4 lines $25
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Water storage cisterns, 6 sizes available, less
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GM 8V92 diesel eng. 350 HP w/Twin disc
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Caterpillar V-8 diesel eng. 210 HP no
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Golf Cart 1995 Easy Go, very clean $950 Call
1983 GMC Diesel 9 passenger suburban
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Jeep Wrangler 17,000 miles, magnificent
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Brokers, Phone 366-0384

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29' Loadmaster aluminum boat trailer
1997, two axel, 7,000 lb. capacity, accepts
keel boat, $3,200. See Bob Hall at Little
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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
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configuration, will tack through 800, 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
steering, VHF radio, depth finder, Must see to
appreciate. $30,000 Phone 367-4405
I. I e

27' Hunter 1979 sailboat 8 hp diesel inboard,
Duty Paid, Bahamian registered, was $12,000
Now $11,500 call 366-0065 or 366-0384

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.
31' Bertram 1971 twin gas inboards $25,000
Call 366-0065 or 366-0384
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
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Rental Wheels or call 367-4643, or VHF 16 8,all367-2043 staterooms $110,000 Firm

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seasoned flyer of small aircraft!
Shocked by my presence and my
unusual offer of assistance, he twiddled
the joy stick a little too sharply to the
"MuuuuuM!" came an agonising
scream. You just made me crash into the
Statue of Liberty!"
I slunk out of the room. I think I'll
stick to the real thing!


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