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Title: Abaconian
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Creation Date: December 15, 1998
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100 Jamz Coming To
S B Sieph/ame Humblestone
'Your time has come," says the
Nassau-based radio station 100 Jamz to
Ahau.. .And well it has. B% the middle of
l December it will be operating out of the
Marsh Harbour area and sometime in
i.jnuar it %ill l e tend coverage to

W--- I0 Janu began broadcasting on
" .- bQmea .4.-993, in- Nassau and then
hruadcast in Freeport beginning in
-e,_.'mhber 1995 Inemitably the nexi stop
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Members ,-t tht- "JanL"' teani expressed
excrement about the ne\ ensurere and
%xere heartened by the "wonderful
response and reception" they have been
given here on Abaco.

South Abaco

to Get Doctor
A doctor has been promised to the
residents of South Abaco. According
to the Hon. Dr. Ronald Knowles,
Minister of Health, he will station a
doctor in Sandy Point early in 1999
to attend to residents of Sandy Point,
Crossing Rocks. Cherokee and
Moore's Island. He will hold clinic in
each of these settlements on a regular
Dr. Knowles made this welcome
announcement in Sandy Point on
December 9 when he was there for
the presentation of medical equipment
to the clinic there by Disney Cruise
Line. More details on this donation
will follow in the next edition of The

Ballerinas Charm Santa
Christmas Bazaar Features Food, Crafts & Entertainment

The Baby
Ballerinas (at left)
under the tutelage of
Mrs. Marjolein Scott
performed two dance
routines for the crowd.
Persons from all
over Abaco enjoyed
crafts and food at the
Christmas Bazaar.
Amateurs and
professionals stocked
their booths with
quality items for the
A wide variety of
foods, fresh farm fruit
and produce, as well
as a wide variety of
sweets were available.
See BAZAAR Pg 34

Please see Academy

Page 2

Collection Made for

Hurricane Victims

The Abaco Relief Fund has been food, clothing and bedding. They are
collecting food and clothing for the past confident that Abaconians will respond
several weeks and three 20-foot generously now with cash donations.
containers are on their way to Honduras The relief agencies in the United
and Nicaragua. This is relief for the States and Canada have been
victims who suffered the terrible effects overwhelmed with the response of
of Hurricane Mitch. donated food and clothing. The need at
The Abaco Relief Committee has set this time is money for relief workers to
December 18th as Business House Day to get the supplies that are actually needed
raise money for these victims. They are such as medical supplies and water
asking all business places to have each purification chemicals. We hope that
employee make a small donation from Abaco will respond liberally.
their salary. They are hoping that each Boxing Day W ill Be
business will raise at least $50 and
preferably more. Businesses should December 28
contact Ms. Sheila McDonald, Mr. The Bahamas Government has
Patrick Bethel or Mr. Mike Malone to declared that the official Boxing Day
pick up the donations. holiday will be observed on Monday,
The Committee appreciates the December 28 instead of Saturday, the
response from the area in collecting the 26th.

The Abaconian
7571 N.W. 78th Street
Medley FL 33166-7530
Forward and Address Correction

PERMIT #5050

Forest Heights Holds Dedication

By Stephanie Humblestone
Forest Heights Academy in Marsh
Harbour opened its doors to parents and
friends on November 24. At noon students
X.. : and teachers assembled in the forecourt of
.: the newly built premises which the 14
Teachers and 144-strong student body
81, ':moved into on September 7 of this year.
A beautiful rendition of the Bahamas
National Anthem sung by music students
of the school opened the program.
Principal Mike.Meeson welcomed the
gathering, and one of the school's
benefactors, Mr. Randy Key, thanked
.everyone for "their continued trust and
support." He gave a brief history of the
school which opened in 1991. "Since then
we have aimed to do our best."
Mr. Meeson spoke of the changing face
of education and described the school's
Facilities. "We have eight teaching rooms
for seven classes," he explained.
Krista Thompson, Shane Pedican and
Cutelle Mikula-Knowles cut the ribbon to
mark the official opening of the school.
Krista was chosen as her birthday fell on
the opening of Forest Heights Academy
on September 4 1991, and Shane and
Cutelle because their birthdays coincided
,with moving into the new facility.
After the ribbon was cut, Rev.
Stapleton announced to all assembled,
Enter and be welcome." Students
returned to their respective classes or
played volley ball on the grounds while
Visitors toured the school, wandering in
and out of classrooms. Many asked
questions and familiarizedthemselveswith
the campus.
.1An impressive computer room buzzed
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Forest Hts. Academy Dedicates Their Campus

Academy ,From page 1
with action as parents watched children
working on the room's 24 computers.
Ninth grader Bianca Bethel enthused
about the facilities, "I really enjoy it," she
said. "We have three 40-minute classes a
week and it's fim. The older boys get to
do accounting." Their teacher, Paul
Vemall, who has been at the school for
the past two years, explained that each'
student has his own personal password
and their work is saved so they can
readily access it."
In the busy art room light refreshment
was served. In orie corner Kara Lowe, a
prefect in grade 12, worked quietly by
herself. "I am the only student in the
school doing technical drawing," she said.

Kara is being given individual attention as
she is in her final year and wishes to
become an architect.
Miss Chaplin welcomed visitors to the
science laboratory in which she also
teaches health, general science and
biology. "We have much improved
equipment," she said.
In the Spanish room 9th grader
Amanda Marray demonstratedher prowess
in the language by describing worldwide
weather conditions and conversed with her
teacher, Mrs. Parotti.
Reminding us all that Christmas is
close, 7th grader Kelly Miller and 8th
grader Shane Pedican sang Away in a
Manger in the music room. "This is a
happy room," said teacher Ken Owen as
he indicated all the percussion instruments

Music is a major part of the curriculum at Forest Heights Academy. Under the direction
Mr. Ken Owen, the students enjoy their music on their new campus which boasts excellent
equipment and dedicated staff.

the children use to make music.
An almost palpable feeling of harmony
and accord was present in the school.
Teachers interacted well with students,
and visitors appeared both relaxed and

impressed as they toured the new campus.
"Next to my marriage to my husband
and the birth of my children, this is the
happiest day of my life," said Vice
Principal Gaenor Meeson.

On Don MacKay Blvd. next to K & S Service Station
Under New Management

C & A Variety Store and Soft Drinks 367-3131

Frederik F. Qottlieb
and staff of the newly established
Law Office of
Bay Steet, P.O. Box AB20405
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
wish all our patrons and friends
a joyous Christmas and
prosperous New Year

Try a Real Difflerent Experience

Come to Nettie Symonette's and Spend the Day or Night at

Casuarina Point


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Page 4 The Ahaeonian December 15th, 1998

Abaco Hardware's

15% to 25%A

Up to


on selected items

- Dec. 24

* Year-End Inventory Clearance

Model TBT14SWH
14.4 cu. ft. capacity. 3.86 cu. ft.
freezer. 2 ice trays on suspended ihelf.
Color matched door handles. Equipped
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NOW $695 SAVE $185

Full Supply of GE Appliances
Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Freezers
Dishwashers & more

1Look for our
Sales Flyer
l 'Later in
p November

Every Purchase between now and December 24th
Qualifies for a Prize Drawing
December 24th at 12 Noon
TV & VCR Combo & Other Prizes
Hardware Phone 367-2927 Lumber Phone 367-2170 Don MacKay Boulevard, Marsh Harbour

Nov. 16

Low Cost, No^-Frost^^

The Ahabonlan Piage5g

Hope Town
Boxing Day Derby Scheduled
By Scott Patterson
The Third Annual Boxing Day Derby
is scheduled for December 28th
beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Big Hill
Elbow Cay. This exciting event is held
each year during the Christmas New
Year's week and is a day of fun that is
highly anticipated by spectator and
competitor alike. Two dozen racers will
vie for the 1998 King of the Hill award.
There will be two categories of
racers: Juniors, age 8 to 15 years and an
open Adult division. Kids' participation
is actively sought as a hands-on project
building the carts. This event is held to
raise .:-,nd that are donated towards
improvements of Taylor Park which is
Hope Town's ball field. The newly
improved ball field is currently being
used for softball and soccer.
Also at the Boxcar Derby will be the
drawing of a raffle ticket .pon. iLJ by
the Abaco ,:.c for a lucky winner to
drive away in a fully rigged 17-foot
Boston Whaler. The Abaco Rage is proud

to be sponsored by the people of Abaco
and is appreciative of each person's
donation and thus sponsorship by
purchasing the raffle tickets. Remember,
when the Abaco Rage wins, you're not
just a fan, you're a sponsor!
We'll see you on Big Hill on the 28th.
Look for some awesome downhill
machines. Trust me, I've had sneak
Great Guana Cay
By Nancy McDaniel
What, no winter this year? Great
Guana is welcoming the holiday season
with lovely warm calm weather... La
Nina? The decorating has begun with
pretty bright lights on the houses so as to
make sure that Santa can see us as he
makes his rounds here on Guana. We
welcome back winter residents and
cruisers to Abaco. Just about every night
we see at least a dozen cruising boats
-n,., in, a safe and beautiful anchorage
behind Delia's Cay in Fisher's Bay -
gorgeous view of the sunset across the
Sea of Abaco free of charge.
Guana continues to grow and change.
Orchid Bay has just about completed
their full-service marina complete with

gorgeous landscaping. The day before
Tropical Storm Mitch came breezing
through, dozens of full sized palm trees
were delivered and installation began.
Luckily, the palms all survived the heavy
Johnny Roberts at Nipper's has done a
beautiful job in designing and
constructing his pools, fountains and
waterfalls. It is a sight to see, including
lovely inlaid fish tiles and, of course, the
Nipper's pirate on the bottom. The deck
has lounge chairs and a swim-up bar!
The opening party last Sunday was great
fun, complete with a bikini contest.
Dolphin Beach Resort has added
another beach front cottage, and the
Mermaid Cafe, a fully enclosed air-
conditioned full-service restaurant in a

romantic setting, is almost finished.
Milo's Gallery has been given a spruce
up with a beautiful new sign. Our newest
business on the island, the Purple
Purpose, an ice cream parlour, is due to
open soon. Yum! Mr. Joe has been doing
a great job keeping Guana's streets clean
and manicured.
A special thanks to Jackie and Chris
Sadler, who threw a great Halloween
party at Guana Beach Resort complete
with gifts and treats for the children. We
all enjoyed the children parading around
in their costumes collecting tons of candy
from all the local folks.
We are enjoying the services of our
two First Responders for medical aid.


Page 30

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i News of the Cays

December 15th, 7998

Page 6 The Abaconlan December 15th, 1998

Four Shops Stage Christmas Open House

By Isobel Sherman
Abaconians, winter residents and
visitors alike ushered in the Christmas
Season in grand style on the 27th and
28th of November, after Thanksgiving.
On the 27th of November a Christmas
Open House was held jointly by four
businesses in Memorial Plaza in Marsh
Harbour. The Plaza parking lot was
decorated with Christmas lights as
Christmas music played over the loud
speaker. First stop was Cultural Illusions.
Kim Stirrup, owner and manager, had the
windows decorated with Christmas trees
with blinking lights and filled with
Christmas ornaments, mostly angels. All
of the items in Cultural Illusions are hand
made by craft persons from Abaco and
throughout the Bahamas. Sherry Roberts
of Marsh Harbour has angels in all sizes
from small angels to tree top angels
including angel dolls with porcelain
Linda Wiltfang has spoons and forks

Workshop Held
By Isobel Sherman
An all day workshop entitled Every
Child Counts was held at St. Francis de
Sales School in Marsh Harbour the 28th
of November. The focus of the workshop
was to train teachers and volunteers who
wish to help struggling students to
improve their reading and math skills.
Trainers at the workshop were Sharon
Kossack, Professor of Reading at Florida
International University, Jan Roegge,
Direct Instruction Coach for Broward
County Schools, Robert Imperata, Special
Education Resource teacher in the Every
Child Counts programme, Janice Brunson,
reading specialist and a teacher at St.
Francis de Sales School, Andrea Albury
from St. Francis de Sales School, Laura
Davies, St. Francis de Sales School and
Lyn Major, Coordinator for the Every
Child Counts program.
The Every Child Counts program is the
brain child of Lyn Major, an active parent
who is responsible for Mr. Imperata being
at the school this year. In addition, the
programme has been offered to all schools
on Abaco and many volunteers are being
trained to help the identified students one-
on-one in the schools. The programme is
looking for additional parents, volunteers
and teachers who also wish to volunteer.


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painted with Santa heads. There were
straw ornaments, shell ornaments, fish
ornaments and ornaments depicting almost
any kind of sea life found in our beautiful
Abaco waters. There were hand crocheted
snowmen and soft sculptured dolls,
Androsian clothing as well as mirrors
decorated with shells and painted scenes
on driftwood. Outside the door was a
table filled with goodies to eat.
Next stop was Simcoe Jewellers where
Derek and Linda Albury were greeting
browsers and buyers with warm smiles.
Beautiful pieces of gold jewellery were on
display and Linda was modeling a
beautiful necklace and gold earrings.
Next door at the Travel Spot Greg and
Jillian Albury had a huge buffet spread
from sandwiches to desserts accompanied
by glasses of wine.
Final stop for the evening was Buds
and Blooms. As a reporter and writer I
am supposed to be impartial but Buds and
Blooms is one of my favorite stores to
visit and I confess I have been in there
about ten times since the beginning of
November. I have not seen all of the

lovely things in there yet.
Friday evening was definitely not an
evening to try to see all of the Christmas
goodies as the shop was overflowing with
people. Glen in his Santa hat with a Tiger
Christmas tie was assisting Mrs. Evans
and Maureen Koepp in accommodating
the shoppers.
The most breathtaking flower
arrangement I have ever seen was in the
center of the display cooler. It was Bird
of Paradise blossoms combined with
roses, carnations and other flowers.
The store was decorated in grand style
for Christmas and most all of these

P.O. Box AB 20184
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Phone 242-367-3956 Fax 367-3959

decorations were for sale. Small trees in
comers and nooks and crannies were filled
with unusual ornaments, even an ornament
of Santa and his sleigh being driven by
three fish instead of reindeer along with
angels and Santas, boats of all
descriptions, nativity scenes, even a
figure ne of Santa dressed for fishing were
all there. A visit to this shop is a must,
probably even multiple visits.
buds and Blooms has been open a little
over one year but it is fast becoming the
talk of Abaco, the shop to stop and
browse. The Christmas season has indeed
come to Marsh Harbour.

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Nassau, NP, Bahamas
242-377-6351 Fax 377-2193

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The Abaeonlan Page 7


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December 15th, 1998

Page 8 The Abaeonian December 15th., 1998

The Edfior

We Have Much to be Thankful For

JIn Myy +-umble 0

By Stephanie Humblestone
I overheard the oddest conversation
the other day on the ferry. (You don't
have to be sitting under the roof of a
clapboard house on an off-shore cay to
eaves-drop in the Abacos!)
A young student energetically elbowed
her friend in the ribs and beckoned with
her head towards a girl in her late teens
traveling on the boat.
"She's way cool," she intoned,
stretching out the word "way" for
emphasis and effect.
Not having a good book with me and
being naturally curious by nature, I
looked in the direction of the girl to see
if I could pick up some pointers on how
to be "cool!"
Finding none, I glanced back at the
two girls who were now covetously
staring at the girl's ankle around which
was a perfectly formed garland of red
roses. Delicately intertwined through the
stems was the sentence I LOVE JERRY.
I could not dispute that the ornate
circle was not well done, but as I dislike
tattoos, I was unable to fully appreciate
its artistic merits. I mentally added forty
years to the young lady's age and
envisaged the withered roses around the
withered ankle. JERRY whoever he
may be probably would be past history
by then along with her young admirers.
I saw the girl many times in Hope
Town over the next few days. She was

We are fast approaching the end of
another year and we realize that we have
much to be thankful for. Foremost is the
fact that we did not have a hurricane
wreck havoc on our little country. When
we think of the terrible destruction that
both Georges and Mitch caused, we
realize that one storm lasting only a few
hours can snuff out lives and devastate
many others by destroying all their
material goods and their livelihood,
causing destruction which will affect
lives of that area for many many years to
come. Besides the deaths which occurred
within a few days of the disaster, disease
and starvation will claim many more
hundreds before their lives can be even
remotely normal.

As we raise money for the relief
victims, we must be thankful for all our
blessings. But we have to realize that
those victims are completely helpless in
helping themselves, that the whole world
has to reach out to support them. We
hope each one of you will be generous in
your donations.
When we realize the horror of the
disaster which decimated our neighbours,
we realize that life should be savored,
that we should appreciate the comfort we
have. When we consider this, we realize
how petty much of our lives really are,
how our disputes with our neighbors are
unnecessary, how we complain about
frivolous matters.

pinio.. ."Skin Deep in the Abacos"

often with a group of friends, all
colourfully tattooed. I imagined the seedy
establishments they must have
frequented, the dirty instruments
puncturing their young skins and the
dangerous diseases to which they had
been exposed.
I had visions of sleazy joints run by
equally sleazy owners and dirty dockside
dives festering with underworld
It was with these reference points that
I visited Marsh Harbour's one and only
tattoo parlour less than one week later. I
had no idea of its existence but must
have passed it a dozen times. Tucked
neatly away behind the Post Office, I
chanced upon Steven Russell's Tattoo
Shop, which turned out to be light years
away from those squalid back street
Steven, a shy young Abaconian with a
winning smile, had been plying his trade,
which he refers to as an "art form," for
about two months. Business was not very
forthcoming but he had a modest
clientele. His personal appearance was as
clean as his premises which comprised
one large divided room and reception
An artist by profession, Steven is
skilled in many techniques such as
airbrush and charcoal drawings. The
graphics on the wall, ranging from
oriental roses to Amazon ladies and the
mythical Pegasus, were witness to his
talent. I was heartened to see the
immaculate conditions, the Public Health
Certificate on the wall and the
Government Licence, but I still dislike
this barbaric mutilation of the flesh.
"Do young people get tattoos because
it is a fad, or is it a form of rebellion,
Steven?" I asked.
"Neither," he replied without
"It is a hyper-drug, an addiction," he
continued. "I got my first tattoo when I

was 17 in Florida. I was underage and
then I got one every year. I had to." He
trailed off whimsically.
"I apprentice to a master tattooist in
Florida," he said. He claimed that he did
not urge people to get tattoos. "But I do
urge them to go away and think about
PLEASE SEE Humblestone Page 32

AIT Brought Competition
Dear Sir:
I hear that AIT ferries may be forced
to go out of business due to lack of
This would be a tragedy if it happens.
AIT has introduced us to the delights of
competition in a place which enjoys very
little of it. Before their arrival, Albury's
Ferry of Man-O-War had provided a
service as lousy as it was expensive. Two
boats a day. Twelve dollars return. And
because the service, if it can be called
that, was operated from Man-O-War
perspective, anyone wishing to visit the
cays from Marsh Harbour had to leave
the cays as early as 1:30 to get back to
Marsh Harbour which made a day trip
with time for lunch impossible.
Competition has forced Albury's Ferry
to lay on up to six boats a day to Hope
Town, to lower their fare to $8 return
and to provide a daily service to Great
Guana and Scotland Cay, which they'd
not found it necessary to provide before.
I do not question Albury' Ferry

Perhaps this is a good time to reassess
our lives and get priorities established.
Let's concentrate on important things in
our lives. What is important?
Relationships with our family, friends,
neighbours, business associates. Are we
reaching out to be supportive, are we
talking out our differences to come to a
peaceful agreement? It seems that
everywhere we turn there are conflicts,
within our churches, organizations of
various sorts, local government.
Somehow we must find a way to get
together and resolve our differences.
This holiday is a good time to reflect
on our lives and to make resolves to
-improve our own lives. The Babe of
Bethlehem came to bring "Peace on earth
and goodwill to men." It applies to us in
our lives as much as it did two thousand
years ago to the shepherds on the
hillside. We must listen to the angels
telling us the same message.
Then following Christmas comes the
New Year when we can put into practice
different attitudes, new approaches in
dealing with our everyday lives. We can
enjoy "Peace on earth" if we allow the
Babe to bring us together to work in
We hope the New Year will prove to
be a good one for Abaco and for each
one of you.

business acumen. By providing a minimal
service, they forced people to charter
which must have been far more profitable
than operating a ferry service. Eight fine
boats, each one bigger than the one
before, testify to the soundness of this
My concern, which I think we must all
share, is that if AIT goes under,
Albury's Ferry will heave a sigh of
relief, cut back their service to pre-
competition standards and increase their
fares again. My suggestion is that it be
made a condition of their relicencing that
their service be maintained at its present
level. Fares, too.
Yours faithfully,
Tony Houghton
[Ed. note. Mr. Houghton, you will be
pleased to learn that AIT is doing very
well, has two boats in service and is
expecting to add a third boat early next
year. Their passenger load is sufficient to
be satisfactory. Although they have
suffered serious mechanical problems,
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Dear Sirs:
I refer to the recent advertisement in
your publication concerning the
resignation of Mr. Fred Gottlieb from
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In that advertisement, Messrs. Alexiou
Knowles & Co. advised the public that
they regret any inconvenience caused by
Mr. Gottlieb's resignation. The only
inconvenience caused by his resignation
is due to Messrs. Alexiou Knowles &
Co.'s failure to act in a timely manner on
the instructions received from clients
with regard to the transfer of documents,
etc. to Mr. Gottlieb's firm.
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Swim Club Still Waiting
To Mr. Vincent Wallace Whitfield
Bahamas Swimming Federation
Dear Mr. Whitfield:
I am writing you in regard to the 1998
Bahama Games held this past July. As of
this date, December 8, 1998, the Abaco
Swim Club has had no response from
either the Bahamas Swimming Federation
or the Bahamas Games Protest
Committee pertaining to the Abaco Swim
Club's standings in the 1998 Games held
in July of this year. Most disappointing,
though, is the fact that our swimmers
have not received any medals, ribbons
or trophies they have won! Nearly six
months have passed and after all their
hard training in preparation for the 1998
Games, they still do not know how they
placed in relation to the other teams.
We realize that the Abaco Swim Club
in conjunction with the Freeport Aquatics
Club both swam under protest (we have
enclosed a copy of the letter we wrote to
you following the games). However, the
fact that the coaches filed a protest
should in no way affect the swimmers
receiving their awards for the
I, Carrie Cash, Coach of the Abaco
Swim Club, spoke to you numerous
times on the phone during the month of
July following the Games. I distinctly
remember your telling me that you could
not wait for the protest to be resolved so
that you could distribute the medals,
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We of the Abaco Swim Club would
greatly appreciate receiving the awards
our athletes so justly earned as well as a
print-out of the overall swimmers' and
teams' standings before the end of 1998.
We think that our patience and
understanding has been stretched to the
With respect,
Linda Knowles, President
Carrie G. Cash, Coach and
Secretary Abaco Swim Club
Electrical Update Halted
The Editor,
Just when BEC was about to "close
the loop" to Elbow Cay and Man-O-War
by replacing three aged underground
cables, they have been forced, due to
threats of a legal nature, to suspend work
and leave the project uncompleted. This
has proved to be a rather severe setback
to the utility and perhaps guarantees long
delays in getting electricity restored to
the islands should the present undersea
cables break as cables are prone to do.
It is an example of some of the
unforeseen and unnecessary difficulties
which retard growth in the area.
Marsh Harbour Power and Light and
now more recently BEC have benefitted
along with the residents of Elbow Cay
due to the generosity of some property
owners who have allowed underground
cables to cross their properties in order

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to reach the distribution station from
which electricity is delivered by an
overhead system throughout the island.
As a property owner in the affected
area, I have worked closely with the
utility in an effort to assist in the upgrade
of the electrical system island-wide by
giving such permission. The project
progressed smoothly all summer and into
the fall. Now it turns out that some in
my neighborhood have brought this much
needed project to a sudden STOP.
While BEC has permission in writing
from myself to replace the cables on my
property, others in the immediate area
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morning, employees of the utility have
discontinued work on the project, leaving
Elbow Cay vulnerable to more frequent
and lengthy power outages when the
problems involve the three connected
cables which currently serve the island.
This is interference for the sake of
interference and is dumb and small-
minded in my opinion. These same
people tried the same nasty tactic when
Cable Bahamas ran its cables to Elbow
Cay last year. However, in the end,
Cable Bahamas ignored the constant
"yapping" and proceeded. Nonetheless, it


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Central Abaco

Marsh Harbour
Wedding Bells Rang
By Charlotte Malone
Jonathan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johan
Dam, and Kelly, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ivar Unhjem, were married the
28th of November at the A.B. Apostolic
Church in Marsh Harbour. Following the
ceremony family and friends enjoyed a
delightful reception at the Abaco Beach
Resort Below Decks Lounge.
Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Collins were
united in holy matrimony on the 21st of
November at Calvary Baptist Church in
Marsh Harbour. Cameron is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Collins and Monique
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
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the ceremony family and friends attended
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prices on many items enticed people to
shop for the holidays. Many departments
had generous discounts. Store Manager
Donna Darville along with her entire
staff hosted the crowd, providing prompt
service and personal attention. The
evening ended with door prizes awarded
to five lucky winners. Refreshments were


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RND Cinema Goes Public

By Isobel Sherman
On the 24th of November RND
Cinemas held a public informational
meeting at their cinema in Marsh Harbour
to inform interested person about the sale
of their stock. Representing RND
Holdings was Mr. Brent Dean, President
and Joint Chief Executive Officer for
Financial Affairs and Mr. Jerome
Fitzgerald, Joint Chief Executive Officer
with responsibility for Administration.
The purpose of the meeting was to

explain the stock offering of two and one
half million shares of RND Holdings Ltd.
and to answer any questions by those
Mr Fitzgerald gave an overview of
RND Holdings calling it a unique blend
of two companies, RND Cinemas and
RND Property Development Company.
RND Cinemas has a six-screen theater
complex in East Nassau, a three-screen
theater on Abaco and presently under
construction another six-screen theater to

RND Cinema Theatre
owners Jerome Fitzgerald
and Brent Dean held a
public meeting on November
24 at their Marsh Harbour
theatre to acquaint
prospective purchasers of
their stock offering. They are
expecting a good response
from the public.

be called RND West in Nassau. They
expect to soon start construction of a five-
screen theater in Freeport. The second
company, RND Property, is constructing
a strip mall on the site of RND West
which will be rented.
Mr. Fitzgerald stated that a competitive
company is presently constructing a six-
screen theater in Nassau but sees
competition as very healthy as it keeps
one sharp. RND has developed a very
good rapport over the past four years with
film distributors. He stated one of the
major strengths of RND Holdings is their
strong management team with the hands-
on management of the principle owners,
Mr. Dean and himself. Mr. Fitzgerald
expressed confidence in the new board of

directors of which Robert Pinder of Marsh
Harbour is a member.
Mr. Anthony Ferguson of Colina
Financial Advisors spoke about the
allotment of the two and one half million
shares, first to employees of RND, second
to those applying for the minimum
amount of 100 shares and third at the
discretion of the directors. He said the
first dividend will be paid on August 31,
1999, and a dividend will be paid every
six months after that.
In closing, both Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr.
Dean expressed confidence in their Abaco
operation and felt that business will
increase as the market and the population
increases in Abaco,

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Sandy Point
By Ruth Flowers
Mrs. Leona Green of Sandy Point and
Mrs. Sandy Walker of Crossing Rocks
were successful graduates of the First
Responders course held 29 through 31 of
October 1998 at Marsh Harbour. They are
trained in emergency care of people
suffering from accidents or illness until
they can get to a doctor or clinic.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Christmas
Program will be held Sunday December
27. All are invited to attend this excellent
musical program.
A Christmas party will be held at the
Sandy Point Anglican Parish Hall on
December 21 for the Senior Citizens. The
Welfare Department will sponsor this
A Christmas program will be held at
the Sandy Point Assemblies of God on
December 22, 1998. The public is invited
to attend to enjoy a great program.
Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
New Bulletin Board
We now have a new bulletin board
situated just off the road south of the
public library. It measures approximately
three feet by three feet, is big enough for
our present needs and is enclosed to keep
notices weatherproof. This space is
available for public notices, invitations or
for-sale items. You are invited to use it
whenever you need to. It is centrally
located in the community and easily
accessible for all to see.
Our thanks to Cherokee Food Fair and
their glass entrance doors where all public
notices were posted before. You may
have seen the last notice advising
everyone lhaL they can now find all ads
and notices on the new bulletin board by
the library. In addition, Eleanor
Jorgensen, Chairman of the Local Board
who saw to the erection of the new
bulletin board, asks that everyone take
advantage of this new facility and that
you post your notices there. She thanks
you in advance for your cooperation.
School News
Cherokee School is now on "the
Internet." Many other schools on Abaco
have had this facility for quite awhile.
However, since Cherokee has just gotten
new computers this past year and still
does not have a full time teacher for
computer classes, they have been
reluctant to venture forth on "the
Internet." The students are very excited
with their first opportunity to browse the

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web, but, be assured, they are receiving
adult supervision and monitoring so they
do not go astray.
Many of us "old fogies" don't fully
understand about the computers and the
Internet or their infinite capabilities. But
that doesn't mean that we don't wish for
one minute that we were back in school
and had the same wonderful opportunities
available to us that these kids are getting
Good Luck, Students
The school will be having their annual
party and gift exchange on December 17
with a Christmas play sometime that
weekend. They will be posting a notice,
hopefully on the new notice board.
Other Christmas Festivities
As always there will be street caroling
a few nights before Christmas and
everyone is welcome to join in. In
addition, the annual Candlelight Service
will be held at 7 p.m. on December 20.
Don't forget the Christmas Tree on
Christmas Eve and Fore-Day Meetings
beginning at 5 a.m. on December 24th
and 25th. Regular 11 a.m. services will
be held at both churches on Christmas
Day. Then Boxing Day, December 26, is
a public holiday.

And keep an eye out for the mischief
making masqueraders who may call when
you least expect them anytime during the
holiday season. There are always a few
Guy Fawkes to burn and plenty of
fireworks at The Spit on New Year's Eve
as well as the Watch Night Meeting at 11
New Birds Arriving
Every year we seem to get more and
different birds visiting in Cherokee. I

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know the fishermen tell me that often
strange birds land on their boat, eat and
rest for days, then fly off again.
Obviously, they get a little off course
when they get this far east, so they rest
on the fishing boats to get their bearings
before setting off again on their journey
of migration to get away from the cold
winter months up north.
This year I have a pair of doves in my

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The MARGARITA I has greatly expanded our freight capa-
bilities, rear drive-on ramp, side elevators, 40 ton cargo
boom, roll-on/roll-off containers, vehicles, flat beds and
heavy equipment, break-bulk cargo, cold & frozen capacity
Fenced dock-side storage and parking in Marsh Harbour,
locked and secure during off hours
West Palm Beach freight deliveries and cargo handling are
looked after by Heavy Lift Services with Gulfstream Lines as
shipping agents. Both are in Warehouse "B" at the Port of
Palm Beach. Marsh Harbour Shipping is the only freight car-
rier serving Abaco with its own employees on the W. Palm
Beach dock looking after your freight.

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School News

Friendship Opens Pre-School
By David Cote
On August 31 Friendship Christian
Academy and Day Care Centre officially
opened its facility on Front Street in
Dundas Town. The new white air-
conditioned building envisioned the dream
of its Director, William "Bill" Swain. He
began the programme by expounding on
how he was able to convey this vision to
Mr. Derek Benjamin of CIBC to such a
convincing extent that the building was
near completion barely three months after
the initial loan application.
Special guests included Mr. Derek
Benjamin, Area Manager of CIBC, Marsh
Harbour, and Kenneth Knowles, Pastor of
Friendship Tabernacle Church. The
Principal, Mrs. Lisa Scott, gave up a
promising position at Mangoes to head
the pre-school. She was inspired by Mr.
Swain's vision to promote the
community's need for early education.
The pre-school opened its doors
initially on August 1, 1998, and presently
has a capacity for sixty-five students.
There are two classroom areas,
equipped with furniture, a computer and
colourful learning materials suitable for
small children. The curriculum employs
the ABECA method which promotes a
high standard of Christianity. The social
studies aspect has been adopted from the
Ministry of Education curriculum.
There are offices, a kitchen,

bathrooms, a nursery and small laundry.
The school os open from 9:00 a.m. until
3:30 p.m. for regular school hours and
the day care for infants is from 7:30-
5:30. Children needing after-school care
are welcome from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m.
Breakfast, lunch and nutritious snacks are
provided and prepared in the kitchenette.
Fees are $25 per child per week for pre-
schoolers and $35 for day care. A PTA
has been established at the school, which
is already busy raising funds for the
playground to be constructed during the
1998 Christmas break.
In January 1999 it is anticipated that
two more classrooms will be ready to
accommodate the growing number of new
Forest Heights
By Leslie Kennedy
PTA Elects Officers
On October 20 nearly one hundred
enthusiastic parents gathered for this
year's first meeting of the Forest Heights
Academy PTA. The quorum elected the
1998-99 executive committee. This group
is comprised of the following: co-
Presidents, Terry and Derek Benjamin;
Vice President, Claudius Henchell;
Secretary Liz Sawyer; Treasurer, Linda
LaFler, Executive Parent Representatives,
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Street lights on the airport
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and double arm lights are
going on top. The poles are
being supplied with power
by an underground conduit
.." so there will be no wires in
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Abaco was twice blessed this past
weekend when members of the Bahamas
Concert Orchestra paid us a visit from
Nassau. The orchestra performed at Club
Soleil on November 28 and in the rear
courtyard of the Forest Height Academy
in Marsh Harbour the following night.
The outdoor setting was perfect for the
inspiring musical interludes. Music
aficionados from all over Abaco came to
listen to the rich sounds of the orchestra
led by Conductor Phillip Anderson.

Concert Master, Mrs. Jennifer
Hudson, formed the Bahamas Concert
Orchestra in 1991 and is responsible for
the training of the orchestra and the
planning of their performances. The
orchestra has been heard at Government
House and Christ Church Cathedral in
Nassau and on Abaco in 1997.
The orchestra played such well known
and nostalgic hits as the theme from Dr.
No, Sound of Silence, songs from
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Business Briefs

Clothing and Toy
Shop Opens
By Isobel Sherman
Fresh Start is a shop specializing in
children's clothing and toys in Garnet
Archer's Memorial Building in Marsh
Harbour. It was opened by Mr. Quentin
Bastian the last week of November.
Decorated for Christmas, the store has a
selection of clothing mainly for young
children and a good selection of toys. Mr.
Bastian that he intends to provide the
consumer with reasonable prices. In the
new year they will be extending their
clothing lines up to size 14 and will carry
a full range of children's shoes. The shop
is open from 10 until 6 daily.
Game Room Opens
By Isobel Sherman
Fun Time Recreation Center is now
open on the second floor of Garnet
Archer's Memorial Building in Marsh

Harbour. Owned by Mr. Quentin
Bastian, the game room features three
full-size pool tables in one room and
another room of video games. During the
week, their hours are 3 until 9 p.m. On
Friday hours are 3 until 11 p.m. and on
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Mr. Bastian allows no smoking or the
drinking of alcoholic beverages and
patrons must be properly dressed.
Bicycle Store Opens
By Stephanie Humblestone
Nassau based Roadrunners Store has
now opened a branch in Dundas Town on
Forest Drive. Offering a wide selection of
bicycles and accessories, the new business
will cater to all the needs of the bicycle
Co-founder Huel Moss has been in the
bicycle business for 14 years and will
manage the store along with his wife
Charmica. He brings to this new store his

wealth of experience as an expert
The couple are offering a free gift with
every bike purchased, a free 30-day
check-over and 30-day warranty on all
new bike purchases.
Early next year the company will be
sponsoring a monthly bicycle ride
throughout Central Abaco along with
complimentary Gatorade and repair
service during the trip.
Stock will be comprehensive and
specially ordered and manufactured for
the Bahamian market with names like
Lady Delight, Wasp, Tidal Wave and
Sugar Apple.

Dis We Style Offers
Take, Out Dinners
By Isobel Humblestone
Dis We Style is a new take-away
located at the junction of Crockett Drive
and Forest Drive. Opened this summer,
Marcus and Valerie Edgecombe have
created a clean environment for food
preparation and have attracted a large
clientele. All of persons preparing food
wear gloves and the inside is sparkling
clean. Picnic benches are provided outside
for those who wish to eat there. On
Friday and Saturday nights they grill food
outside. They offer dally luncheon and
dinner specials as well. Persons can call
in their order at 367-4244.

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Abaco Man Honoured
The Queen's Birthday Honours, 1998, Abaco Woman
included Mr. Robert Lucien Stratton, Receives Award
who was selected to receive a British By Isobel Sherman
Empire Medal. He was given this medal At the recent convention of the FNM
at the Government House by t.he Women's Association held at the Crystal
Governor General on December 1st. He Palace Hotel Mrs. Ann Parotti of
was one of nine from throughout the Casuarina Point was among those
Bahamas to receive this medal and was r a K
chosen because of his contributions to his honoured. She received the award Keeper
native community over the years. Mr. of The Flame and was given it for her
native community over the years. Mr. l s t the FNM Women's
long service to the FNM Women's
Stratton is now retired but for many Association.
years was an active citizen in the Marsh
Harbour area.

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Preservation of Bonefish Urged

By David Cote
On November 24 a team of experts
from Mexico visited Abaco in the
company of Sammy Gardiner, Manager
(Special Markets) of the Ministry of
Tourism and Sherry Parker, Senior
Officer, Abaco Tourist Office, on a fact-
finding mission to investigate bonefishing
practices in these islands. Mexico and the
Bahamas have entered into an agreement
to conserve and preserve the bonefish
populations of the country.
A meeting with bonefish guides and
fishermen from Sandy Point, Marsh
Harbour and Cooper's Town took place at
Abaco Beach Resort and provided a forum
in which local bonefishermen could share
their varied experiences with the Mexican
scientists. The purpose of this exchange

was to establish a management
programme that will ensure the vitality of
the bonefishing industry for future
For experienced fishermen, bonefishing
itself is an art. Mr. Gardiner explained his
own recently-acquired education with
regard to the high-calibre experience
bonefishing offers to tourists. He
encouraged the audience with a vision of
the exclusivity of the sport for Bahamians.
Regulations will ensure that permits for
bonefishing will be mandatory and that
only licenced Bahamian bonefishing
guides will be employed. The evening
ended with a lively discussion among the
fishermen about the sport which promised
to unite them in a common effort to
protect their livelihood.

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Success College Will Offer Courses

Two Men Arrested
for Possession of
Foreign Currency
By Stephanie Humblestone
Two men from Nassau were
arrested at the Marsh Harbour Airport
on the 28th of November for
possession of $52,000 U.S. dollars.
Permission from Central Bank in
Nassau must be obtained for any sum
in excess of $10,000 U.S. funds.
The two men were detained at
Marsh Harbour Police Station and then
sent to Nassau for further

two years to complete. Success Training
College offers predominately business
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in Freeport.
For further information contact Mrs.
Royann Swain at 367-2334 as she is the
coordinator for the school on Abaco.

By Isobel Sherman
On the 4th of December Mr. Clyde
Phillip, Executive Vice President of
Success Training College in Nassau, held
a meeting for prospective students at
Abaco Central High. The school is
expecting to begin classes on January 5
which may include computer training,
business, secretarial and accounting
courses. Through an arrangement with
Davco Computers in Marsh Harbour, the
Success Training College will teach all
their computer courses there. Other
courses will be taught at Abaco Central
High School.
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Abaco Celebrates One Bahamas

By David Cote
Activities to commemorate the
country's seventh annual One Bahamas
Celebrations got underway on Abaco on
November 27 with a T shirt day and

Conference Held at
Camp Abaco
By Stephanie Humblestone
A young adult conference attended by
more than 50 young people over the age
of 18 was held at Camp Abaco from the
6th to 8th of November. Sponsored by the
young Adults Ministries of the Bahamas
Conference of the Methodist Church and
directed by Rev. Carla Culmer. The
programme was aimed at helping young
people see their lives as part of God'-
Divine Plan.
Participating in the weekend conference
were Rev. Carla Culmer, Abaco
Methodist Minister, Mrs. Angela
Palacious of St. Matthew's Anglican
Church in Nassau, Dr. Reginald Eldon,
Secretary to the Methodist Conference,
and Rev. Bill Higgs, Minister of the
Spanish Wells Methodist Church.
The conference was the fourth to be
held in the Family Islands over the past
two years and the second on Abaco
during that time. Two more are to be held
next year in Inagua and Cat Island.

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flag-raising ceremonies at various schools
around the mainland and the cays.
Business persons and visitors alike wore
the colourful T shirts which carried the
One Bahamas theme, One God, One
People, One Bahamas on the front and
the Abaco on the back.
One Bahamas Chairman for the second
consecutive year was District
Superintendent, Mr. Jackson McIntosh,
who gave a keynote address on unity and
reaching out at the One Bahamas Rally
on Sunday at the Murphy Town
Community Park. On the preceding
Saturday a walk-run-push-a-thon took
place in several townships but was not
well attended. The parade from Central
Abaco Primary School to the rally site on
Sunday afternoon attracted about forty-
five spectators. The uniformed
government agencies, lodges and youth
groups, dressed in their regalia, marched
to the park which is situated next to the
Abaco Central High School.


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Sports News

Abaco Inter-school
Softball Series
By Sherman Isobel
The Abaco inter-school league started
with teams from both primary and
secondary schools playing separate
The secondary league had teams from
S.C. Bootle High School, Abaco Central
High and Forest Heights Academy.
There were six divisions in this league;
under fifteen, under seventeen and under
twenty for both boys and girls.
The league started October 1 and
ended November 13. The Abaco School
Sports Association decided that an All
Star team from secondary and primary
schools would travel to Grand Bahama
for a series of games at the end of its
regular season. The secondary teams
ended their season in Abaco.

The primary league started with six
teams: Fox Town, Amy Roberts, Man-
O-War, St. Francis de Sales, Cherokee
and Crossing Rocks. Four teams ended
the season. Cherokee had to discontinue
because of a shortage of players. Central
Abaco Primary dropped out after
forfeiting three games.
The primary league finished with four
great teams, the reigning champions,
Crossing Rocks Tornadoes, St. Francis
de Sales, Amy Roberts and for the first
time Fox Town.
The primary regular season ended with
Crossing Rocks Tornadoes having five
wins and no losses, St Francis ended
with four wins and one loss, Amy
Roberts had two wins and two losses,
Fox Town had no wins during the
regular season but had some tough
losses. They are going to be the team to
beat in the future.

At the end of the season the All Star
Team was selected from the four schools.
Making the team were Mitchell Hepburn,
Lynden Hepburn, Quintence Williams,
Tron Walker, Frisco Williams, Charles
Walker Jr. and Keith Walker from
Crossing Rocks, Anton Parker and Eric
Parker from Fox Town, Corey Engle,
Drew Albury, Dustin Russell, Tyler
Russell from St. Francis, Nathaniel
Malone and Cameron Albury from Man-
O-War and Daniel Jones from Amy
Roberts on Green Turtle Cay.
The girls were Carissa Russell, Sharell
McKinney, Neoshie McKinney, Lakita
Bodie from Crossing Rocks, Amanda

Parker, Jaunette McIntosh, Crystal
Jones, Krystal Armbrister and Erica
Parker from Fox Town, Celine Albury
and Celisha Russell from St. Francis.
Abaco Wins Big
By Isobel Sherman
Abaco primary schools are celebrating
these days. Two all star softball teams, a
girls' and a boys,' traveled to Freeport to
compete with the best that Grand Bahama
had. Abaco teams won every game. On
Grand Bahama the boys' team played two
games against the Grand Bahama boys'


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Disney Offers Hair Braiding Certification

A certification course for hair braiders
was offered by Disney Cruise Lines in
Sandy Point on December 4. Three
women from Sandy Point and Crossing
Rocks took advantage of this opportunity
to become certified hair braiders,
licensed to work at Castaway Cay. An
instructor from Florida gave the course,
certifying the women. Then Disney
Cruise Lines licensed them.
The three women all passed their
examination, demonstrated their skills
and were certified and licensed.
Marguerite Green, Penny Bain and
Wendy McKinney are already working at
Castaway Cay on the two days a week
that the cruise boat is docked there.
Hair braiding is a popular attraction on
the island. The cruise ship, Disney
Magic, offers it during their stop in
Nassau. Presently, there are two hair
braiders who work on the cay but the
lines are very long and many cannot be
accommodated. They will hire an
additional two immediately and perhaps
more if the demand is not satisfied. The
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hair braiders can charge the same as
those in Nassau, $1 per braid. Due to the
demand only simple braids are done,
none of the fancy time-consuming
braiding styles. The women are making
excellent money and keep all that they
make. The Disney Company provides
their shirt and name tag identical to all
those working on the cay.
The course, taught by Amber of
Earthco Inc. of Florida, emphasized
sanitation principles as well as the basics
of diseases and disorders of the scalp.
This is to assure the safety of the hair
braiders as well as the passengers.
Additionally, Disney coaches the women
on their general deportment, emphasizing
friendliness and excellent service to keep
their passengers happy.
The Disney Company announced that
their second cruise ship, the Disney
Wonder, will make its maiden cruise on
August 15, 1999, bringing its first paying
passengers to Nassau and Castaway Cay.
It will visit the cay prior to that day to be
sure that all is ready.

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Three hairbraiders receive certification from Disney to begin work on Castaway Cay. From
the left is Ms. Penny Bain, Wendy McKinney, the instructor from Earthco Company in
Florida and Margaret Bain.

Disney Cruise Lines now has between
30 and 40 Bahamian employees working
on Castaway Cay. About half of these
live there in housing provided by the
company. The others commute on a ferry
provided by the company. They have

Bahamians from Nassau and Eleuthera as
well as from Sandy Point, Crossing
Rocks, Marsh Harbour, Spring City and
Crown Haven. There are about 20 others
working on the cay who come from a
total of twelve countries.

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School FROM Page14
Representatives, Paul Vernall and Leslie
Students Learn
Parliamentary Procedures
The students have been very busy as
well with Youth in Government as a
prominent theme. Tenth grader Neil
Hingle was selected to attend the Youth in
Parliament Debate held in Nassau on
November 11 and 12. Students from all
over the Bahamas assembled to debate
four major topics. This gave them
experience in parliamentary procedure and
the political workings of the Bahamian
On November 3 the Student Council
held its first meeting. Two students from
each homeroom were elected to have a
representative voice in the everyday
workings of their school. Under the
guidance of Duncan Bird, their mentor,
they all meet on the first Tuesday of
every month. The meetings are based on
the formal proceedings of parliamentary
procedure with a rolling chairmanship so
that all participating students will have a

chance to experience leadership in
This honor and responsibility is being
carried out by the following students:
Grade 7, Shane Cash and Justine Sands;
Grade 8, Joshua Malone and Shavanna
Murray; Grade 9B, Jamie Benjamin and
Tammy Lowe; Grade 9V, Robert Key and
Bianca Bethel; Grade 10, Darlene Higgs
and Michell Simms; Grade 11, Michelle
Sawyer and Crystal Sawyer and Grade 12,
Sabrina Cornish and Lucinda Russell.
Human Rights Forum Held
Forest Heights had the privilege to host
a forum on Human Rights on December
2. It was organized by Glyn Haynes of St.
James Methodist Church of Hope Town
with special guests Dr. Leo Percentie and
Mr. Lionel Dorsette. Eleventh and twelfth
grade students from Abaco Central High
School, S.C. Bootle High School and
Forest Heights Academy discussed Human
Rights in the World. This was a
significant experience for all involved.
Students Learn First Aid
Jason Wiltfang and Neil Hingle
successfully completed a course offered
by the Ministry of Health to earn their
First Responder Certification. This is a

great honor as they are the first and the
youngest citizens of all the Family Islands
to achieve this status. This gives them the
skills and responsibilities to aid accident
and emergency victims as First
Responders to the scene. This is quite an
accomplishment for these two young men
as they become valuable assets to Abaco
and its cays.
Other Activities
In just the few months school has been
in session there have been many other
accomplishments. On November 4 an all
school spelling bee was held. Grade 7 and
8 winner was Amy Key; grade 9 winner
was Theresa Pinder and Upper School
winner was Priscilla Weatherford. On the

same day the art competition organized by
Gaenor Meeson was judged with original
Christmas cards as the theme. '.Ai,'..
artists included grade 7 Chriuipli..,
Eldon; grade 8 Megan Albury, grade 9
Brock Pinder and Upper School Narad
Congratulations to all these talented
young people and their dedicated parents.
Abaco Central High
Carol Service Scheduled
By Isobel Sherman
Abaco Central High School will hold
its annual carol service at Aldersgate
PLEASE SEE School Page 24-

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More School News

School FROM Page 23
Methodist Church in Marsh Harbour on
the 15th of December at 7 p.m. The
service will feature readings done by staff
and students. Mrs. Nadine Beneby,
Guidance Counselor and Senior Mistress,
is the organizer of the event. All are
welcome to attend this inspiring service.
By Isobel Sherman
Thanksgiving Day on Abaco did not
pass without an abundance of turkey and
ham dinners being served in various
places. Some schools held special
assemblies to commemorate the day.
Students at Abaco Central High held a

Pilot Club Holds Fall Ball
By David Cote
The Pilot Club of Abaco staged its
first annual Fall Ball at the Below Decks
Room at Abaco Beach Resort on
November 28. The Fall Ball was a major
fund-raiser which the Club will use to
assist the projects of its Operations
Committee and to establish the Anchor
Clubs in the high schools.
Keynote speaker for the evening was
Mr. Don Cornish, Secretary to the
Central Abaco District Council and avid
leader of several youth-oriented local ball
game groups. He spoke on the topic
Service with a Difference. MC for event
was Mr. Leroy Thompson and Mrs.
Patty Toler served as the evening's lively
and imaginative coordinator.
The special guest that evening was
Mrs. Sylvia Femander, past president of
the Pilot Club of Nassau. Music was
provided by Geo the Leo of Radio
Abaco. Skits, door prizes and a raffle
completed such a successful evening that
Charlamae Fernander, President of the
Club, plans to make it an annual affair.

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Thanksgiving assembly on Thursday
morning. Mr. Roy Singh, Senior Master,
was Master of Ceremonies and the guest
speaker was Pastor Kenneth Knowles of
Friendship Church in Dundas Town, who
admonished the students to give their lives
to Christ before it is too late. A large
amount of canned goods and clothing was

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collected for the hurricane relief
committee as well as for the Christian
Outreach Ministry of the Dundas Town
Church of God and the Rotary Club of
Central Abaco Primary School held a

Harvest assembly also.
Wesley College held

their annual

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FROM Page 21

champion Hugh Campbell and second
runner up boys' Walter Parker. Abaco
All Star boys won both games, 8 to 7 the
first game and 13 to 4 in the second
game. The Abaco All Star girls played
Hugh Campbell girls winning 7 to 3 in
the first game. Walter Parker girls played
the second game and Abaco girls won
again, 11 to 4.
The team is already planning for next
year when they plan to travel to New
Providence to be involved in competition
Tournament Held
By Isobel Sherman
On the weekend of November 28 the
Abaco Basketball Association sponsored
a Round Robin Turkey Fest at Ocean
View Park in Dundas Town.
The winners of the tournament were
the Police Crime Stoppers with a 4 to 1
record. They defeated the Treasure Cay
Full Gospel Crusaders in the final game
46-37 despite the absence of power
forward Ramon Saunders, who was
ejected from the game with ten minutes
left to play. The Police were led by
Samuel Fenelus with 14 points and Bruce
Missick with 12 points. Rudy McKinney
had 10 points for the losing Crusaders.
In other games Neville Williams of the
Crossing Rocks Cobras won the Slam
Dunk Contest. The trophies for the
Free Throw and Three Point Contests
were won by a non-rostered player, 16-
year-old Teran Douglas, who won the

COB Expects
to Begin Classes
By Isobel Sherman
According to Mr. Hugh Cottis,
Coordinator for The College of the
Bahamas on Abaco, there are enough
students for the Bachelor of Arts
program to begin classes in January
on Abaco. Other programmes are
still not set because the required quota
of students has not been met yet.
However, Mr Cottis has high hopes
that some of the other proposed
programmes such as the pre-school
certification program will also come
on line.
For more information contact Mr.
Cottis at 367-3477.

contests easily. Free turkeys were given
to three lucky fans.
Abaco Central Has
Champion Softball Team
By Isobel Sherman
Mr. Charles- Poitier, physical
education teacher at Abaco Central High
School and the softball coach, was
pleased as punch this week. The boys'
team defeated Forest Heights Academy in
the semi-finals of the Abaco Principals'
Association Softball Championship. What
is even better the senior boys went on to
defeat S.C. Bootle High School in the
Championship. This is extraordinary
because last year the boys did not win
one game. The girls' team made it to the
championship round but did not play due
to circumstances beyond their control.
Young Athletes
Win Competition
Athletes in track and field from all the
primary schools on Abaco did
exceptionally well in a competition last
May against athletes from the entire
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Nassau. Abaco was declared the overall
winner of the completion. Some of the
individual winners are listed below.
These are the athletes which earned
enough points to put Abaco in the top
position. They received their medals in a
ceremony at Bayview Restaurant on
December 2.
Track and Field Champions
Gold Medalists
Patricia Curry 400
Nakeisha Jones 100 and 200
Bianca Thompson 800
Tomazina Stuart 800
Mitchell Hepburn TJ
Deangelo Curry SBT
Trevor Williams Shot
Vince Cooper 800 and 100
4 x 100 Boys
Trevor Williams
Mitchell Hepburn
Dwayne McBride
Vince Cooper
Silver Medalists
Quintince Williams SBT
Casteio McDonald LJ

Reno Ambrister 400
Bronze Medalists
Joanna Chensier SBT
Johnny Walker 400
Valentino Stuart HJ
Anastacia Gibson Shot
Gino 800
Cassonovia King 200
Patricia Curry HJ
Lenae Brown 75
4 x 400 Boys
Reno Ambrister
Alexander Murray
Keith Walker
Dwight McBride
4 x 400 Girls
Georgia Murray
Bianca Thompson
Shelly Toussaint
Nekeisha Jones
Mr. Frank Hepburn was coach for the
team. Debbie Forbes, Sandy Walker,
Myrtis Russell, Melanie McIntosh, Ms.
Rose, Donna Ferguson, Christopher
Rahming and Leroy Thompson
accompanied the students.

December 15th 1998

The Ahaeomlan Pa e 25


Page 26 The Abaconian December 15th, 1998

' vewpo4m- Drugs & Alcohol Make You Look Bad

These letters were written by students
at Great Guana Cay All Age School. The
students were told to write a persuasive
letter about an issue they really cared
about. They did an awesome job. "Out of
the mouths of babes" as they say.
Nancy McDaniel
To the Editor:
I am concerned about drugs. It can get
you in trouble and you will keep on doing
it. You will get addicted to it and you will
keep buying it or steal things for it. Once
you try it, you will get hooked. If you
have a wife, she might be concerned and
will leave you until you stop. Drugs ruin
you. People smoke marijuana. If someone
offers you drugs, just say no to drugs.
Tell your children about drugs and they
will tell their friends and they might tell
their children what drugs are and what
they can do to you. It is like a chain
pulling you so tell everyone it is bad for
you. It gets your lungs black and you will
die so say no to drugs. If you smoke,
your eyes are red and you do all kinds of
bad things.
My brother Clint bought property, a

car, a boat for his girlfriend. They will
be married when she finishes school. If
Clint smoked and drank, he wouldn't
have money and his girlfriend would have
left him. Then she would not marry him.
That is why I am happy that my brother
is successful and will have a great life.
Joshua Sands, age .11
To the Editor:
I am concerned about liquor. Why do
people like to drink it? I have always
wanted to know. I wish people did not
drink it. But some people are so addicted
to it and they don't want to stop. People
like to give it to other people to try it.
But some will take it and some will not.
I am glad when they don't take the liquor.
People need to learn not to drink it.
Some people go to places where they
can get help. I am glad of that, too.
When people drink liquor, they get drunk
and look so bad. Their face looks dead
and their body looks dead.
One day there was a man who lived
here on Guana Cay. He drank liquor and
got drunk. He laid on the road and looked
so bad. He used to be nice to people and

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give them money and candy. And then
one day he died. It was so sad when he
died. One night some people went driving
and they found him dead lying on the
road in the Whitelands. At first they were
scared but they carried him home. The
next day they had a funeral for him and a
lot of people went to it. That was a very
sad day. And that is what liquor can do to
you. That is all I think about liquor.
Olivia Jacquline Roberts, age 9
To the editor,
I am concerned about drugs. If people
go selling or using drugs, it will affect
their lives and their family and especially
if they have children. If they have

children, they cannot help them with their
homework, read them stories, or teach
them anything., They cannot take care of
themselves, their houses or family. If they
use all of their money, they cannot buy
food and Christmas presents. Some
people if they don't get it on time, will
start abusing other people. I am glad that
there are places that can help you stop but
even those places cost lots of money.
Drugs make your lungs black and
destroys your brain. People who are on
drugs lie, steal and go crazy. It can also
get you into trouble. You should also say
no to drugs because it is like a chain
pulling you. Please say no to drugs.
Mindy Sands, age 11

SSharon Albury
October 26th, 1950 December 25th, 1988
Ten Years of Loving Memories

Times flies so quickly by,
Lives change before my eyes.
Ten years have come and gone,
But some of us still mourn.
We mourn for a woman whose life was taken away,
Whom we loved more each and every day.
She was sweet and ever so kind,
To think wrong about her was never in our minds.
She was a mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend,
And she wore these jobs proudly until the end.
She suffered greatly to try and live on.
I miss her even more, now that she is gone.
But missing her won't bring her back,
And I know she is in a better place for a fact.

She is singing with the angels, talking to old friends,
Enjoying moments that will never end.
I can't wait till the day I see her again,
Then I know my heart will mend,
Because right now my heart is broken because she is not here,
To help me live my life and wipe away any tears,
She's happy I know,
But my problem is the memories of her I just can't let go.
So I will try and live on,
And hopefully one day this void in my heart will be gone.
So let's all remember'a woman of honour and pride,
Who walked her life with such higher stride.

By Margo Albury


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More Central Abaco News

Central FROM Page 10

Wine and Cheese
Tasting Offered
Sapodilly's Restaurant hosted a Wine
and Cheese Tasting evening on
December 3 sponsored by Abaco
Wholesale and A & K Liquors. Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Cates provided several white
wines and red wines along with a brief
description of each one. Most were
French and Italian wines.
Mrs. Donna Patterson hosted the
cheese and cracker selections provided by
Abaco Wholesale. Her variety of cheeses
included flavors complimenting the
selection of wines. The atmosphere was
congenial and comfortable.

Mrs. Donna Patterson was hostess for
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Visitors' Guide to Restaurants

Marsh Harbour Dundas Town Treasure Cay Man-O-War
Anglers *** 367-2158 Ambassador Inn 367-2022 Florence's Cafe Ena's Place ** 365-6187
C& G Restaurant 367-3227 Bayview Restaurant ** 367-3738 Harbour Cafe 365-8635 Pavilion 365-6185
Conch Inn *** 367-4444 Comer Restaurant 367-4346 Hudson's Delight 365-8648 Sandy Point
Dis' We Style 367-4244 Mr. B's Souse House 367-4150 Island Boil & Sports Bar ** 365-4082 Big J's aoin
Flippers ** 367-4657 Mother Merle Fishnet ** 367-2770 Spinnaker *** 365-8469 Big J's 366-4020
Gina's 367-3981 Hope Town Touch of Class 365-8195 Oeishas 366-4139
Golden Grouper 367-2301 Abaco Inn *** 366-0133 Traveller's Nest 365-8654 Pete & Gays *** 366-4119
Jib Room *** 367-2700 Boat House ~ *** 366-0065 Airport Restaurant Seaside Inn Rest 366-4120
Kentucky Fried Chicken 367-2615 Cap'n Jacks 366-0247 Green Turtle Cay Crossing Rocks
Lee's Diner 367-4233 Club Soleil *** 366-0003 Bluff House *** 365-4200 Leanies Restaurant 366-3219
Pop's 367-3796 Harbour's Edge ** 366-0087 Green Turtle Club *** 365-4271 Travis Mdway Rest. 366-3217
Snack Shack + 367-4005 H T Harbour Lodge ** 366-0095 Island Restaurant ** 365-4082 Casuarina Point
Mangoes *** 367-2366 Munchies + 366-0423 Laura's Kitchen ** 365-4287 Different of Abaco ** 366-2150
Mavis Country Kitchen 367-2002 Rudy's Place ~ *** 366-0062 McIntosh's Restaurant 365-4625
Pizza Hut ** 367-4333 Guana Cay New Plymouth Inn *** 365-4161 Prices Low, ** Moderate, *** High
Sapodillys *** 367-2498 Guana Beach Resort *** 365-5133 Rooster's Rest ** 365-4066 (Based on the range of dinner entrees)
Tikiees Hut *** 367-2575 Guana Seaside *** 365-5106 Cooper's Town -~ Provides transportation from town
Wally's *** 367-2074 Nippers *** 365-5143 M & M Restaurant 365-0142 +Picnic tables only

South FROM Page 13 Overeaters
yard every morning, looking for a meal Anonymous
of bread crumbs. They are just a little bit A group recovering from
larger than the ring-neck doves we have compulsive overeating meets at the
of all year long. Yet they have the colouring Marsh Harbour Library.
of the tobacco doves with an all white tip Mondays 9:15 a.m.
the length of their wings. I have looked in Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.
all the bird books I have but have been Tusdays :0 p.m.
-. .unable to find them listed. Maybe others Thursdays 2:00 p.m.
have seen them, too. Friday 9:15 a.m.
I wish everyone a very Merry Call 367-2068 for more information.
Christmas and Happy New Year.
Remember to Subscribe to
"":-" .- The Abaconian
The Christmas Bazaar had attractions which entertained the crowd. Here are shown part To Keep up with All the News of the Island
of the ballerina recital put on by the Marsh Harbour dance school.


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Visitors' Guide

Scooters Cars Boats Marinas Taxis

Boats, Cars, Golf Carts, Bicycles, Scooters

Marsh Harbour
Cars and Scooters
H & L Car Rentals 367-2840
A & P Car Rentals 367-2655
Reliable Car Rentals 367-4234
Rent-A-Ride Bicycle & Scooter Rentals 367-4289
Rental Wheels Scooters & Bike Rentals 367-4643
Wilmac Car Rentals 367-4970 or 367-4313
Sea Horse Boat Rentals 367-2513
Rich's Rentals 367-2742
Rainbow Rentals 367-4602
Blue Wave Boat Rentals 367-3910
Power Cats Boat Rentals 367-4620
Laysue Boat Rentals 367-4414
Green Turtle Cay

Cay Cart Rental
C & D Cart Rental
D & P Cart Rental


Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals
Guana Cay Cart Rentals
Island Treasures Cart Rentals
Hope Town
Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals
Island Cart Rentals
Hope Town Cart Rentals
Dave's Dive Shop Boat Rentals
Island Marine Boat Rentals
Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals
Treasure Cay
JIC Boat and Cart Rentals
Claridge's and Chris' Cart Rentals
C & C Boat Rentals
Alison Car Rentals
Cornish Car Rentals
Triple J Car Rentals




VHF Ch 06

Ferry Schedules

AIT Ferry
Marsh H. to Guana Cay & Scot. Cay
Daily 7 am 11 am 4 pm
Guana Cay & Scot. Cay to Marsh H.
Daily 8 am 12 Noon 5 pm
Marsh Harb. to Hope Town
Daily 9 am 2 pm 6 pm
Hope Town To Marsh Harb.
Daily 10 am 3 pm 7 pm
Adults One way $ 5.00 Round trip $ 8.00
Children 6-11 years One way $2 Round trip $4
All boats leave Marsh Harbour from
Long's Landing in the harbour
Phone 365-5144, Fax 365-5138 VHF Channel 16

Green Turtle Ferry
Green Turtle Cay to Treas. Cay Airport
Daily 8 9 11 12:15 1:30 3:00 4:30
Treas. Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay
Daily 8:30 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30
3:30 4:30 5:00
One Way $7 (Children $3) Round Trip $11
(Depending on destination of passengers)
Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Channel 16

Abaco Marinas
Marina Phone number, Fuel, No. of slips
Walker's Cay
Walker's Cay Marina 242-353-1252 75 slips
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House 365-4200 15 slips
Green Turtle Club 365-4271 32 slips
Black Sound Marina 365-4531 15 slips
Other Shore Club 365-4195 12 slips
Abaco Yacht Service 365-4033 10 slips
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marina 365-8250 150 slips

Man-O-War Marina
Admiral's Yacht Haven
Boat Harbour Marina
Conch Inn
Harbour View Marina
Marsh Harbour Marina
Triple J. Marine

365-6008 26 slips

367 2700



Hope Town
Hope Town Marina 366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways 366-0224
Lighthouse Marina 366-0154 *
Sea Spray 366-0065 *
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina 365-0083 *
Guana Cay
Guana Beach Resort 365-5133 *
Indicates fuel facilities

24 slips
183 slips
75 slips
36 slips
52 slips
29 slips
24 slips

16 slips

6 slips
24 slips

75 slips

22 slips

Dive Shops
Marsh Harbour
Dive Abaco 367-2787
Abaco Beach Dive Shop 367-4646
Hope Town
Dave's Dive Shop 366-0029
Froggies Out Island Adventure 366-0024
Man-O-War Dive Shop 365-6013
Treas re. Cay
JIC DIers Down 365-8465
Green Turtle Cay
Brendal's Dive Shop 365-4411
Green Turtle Cay Divers 365-4271

Medical Services
Marsh Harbour
Abaco Medical Clinic 367-4240
Blue Ridge Clinic 367-2295
Government Clinic 367-2510
Treasure Cay
Corbett Clinic 365-8288
Sandy Point
Government Clinic 366-4010
Green Turtle Cay
Govermnent Clinic 365-4028
Cooper's Town
Government Clinic 365-0019
Hope Town
Government Clinic 366-0458

Albury's Ferry Service
Marsh Harb. to Hope Town Daily 20 min.
9 am 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2 pm 4 pm 5:30 pm
Also 7:15 am except Sundays and holidays
Hope T. to Marsh Harb. Daily 20 min.
8am 9:45 am 11:30 am 1:30 pm 3pm 4pm
Also 5 pm except Sundays and holidays
Marsh Harb. to Man-O-War Daily 20 min.
10:30 am 4 pm 5:30 pm
Also 12:15 pm 2:30 pm except Sundays
Man-O-War to Marsh H. Daily 20 minutes
8 am 1:30 pm
Also 11:30 am 3:15 pm except Sundays
Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries leave from the
Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach
Marsh H. to Scot. Cay & Guana 30 min.
10:15 am 1:15 pm 3:30 pm 5:30 pm
Also 7:15 am except Sat. Sun. and holidays
Guana & Scot. Cay to Marsh H. 30 min.
9 am 11:30 am 2:30 pm 4:45 pm
Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries leave from
Conch Inn and Union Jack Dock
One Way Fare Adult $5.00 Children $3.00
Round Trip Adult $8.00 Children $4.00
Charters are available at any time
Phone 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16

Taxi Fares
For Central Abaco
Airport to:
Crossing Ferry Dock . .. (over 2 add $3 ea) $12.00
Gr. Abaco Beach Hotel . (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Abaco Towns . . . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Conch Inn .......... (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Albert's Dock . . . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Wally's . . . . . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Golden Harvest . . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
BYS . . . . . . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Dove Plaza . . . . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 8.00
Marsh Harbour Primary . (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 8.00
Stop light . . . . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 8.00
Western Auto . . . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 6.00
Government Clinic . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 6.00
Dundas Town . . . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Government Dock . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Ambassador Inn . . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Murphy Town . . . .(over 2 add $4 ea) $10.00
Pelican Shores . . . . (over 2 add $4 ea) $14.00
Eastern Shores . . . . (over 2 add $4 ea) $15.00
Spring City . . . . . (over 2 add $5 ea) $15.00
Ferry dock to:
Great Abaco Beach . . . . . . . . . $ 2.00
Abaco Towns . . . . . . . . . .. .. $ 2.00
Conch Inn ........................ $2.00
W ally's . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2.00
BYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2.00
Jib Room . . . . . . . . . . ... $ 2.00
Stop Light. . . . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 6.00
Dove Plaza . .... . (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 6.00
Government Dock . . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 6.00
Government Clinic ..... .(over 2 add $3 ea) $ 9.00
Western Auto . . . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 9.00
National Insurance . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 9.00
Mother Merles ........ (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Marsh Harbour to:
Treasure Cay . . . . .(over 4 add $10 ea) $60.00
Treas. Cay Airport . . (over 4 add $10 ea) $70.00
Little Harbour ........ (over 2 add $10 ea) $80.00
Cherokee . . . . . (over 2 add $10 ea) $80.00
Snake Cay .......... (over 2 add $10 ea) $35.00
Big Mangrove ........ (over 2 add $10 ea) $50.00
Casuarina Point . . . (over 2 add $10 ea) $60.00
Bahama Palm Shores. ... (over 2 add $10 ea) $60.00
Crossing Rocks .. . . (over 2 add $10 ea) $100.00
Sandy Point......... (over 2 add $10 ea) $135.00
No charge for children three years and under
Pets not in cages will be charged as passengers
Luggage over four pieces add $.50 each additional
Surf Boards $3.00 each

December 15th, 1998

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More News of the Cays


FROM Page 5

Beverly Sands and Laura Sands have
been training for this post for several
months. Just recently, they had a call
from Baker's Bay where a boat had an
engine room fire and another call with a
medical emergency. They responded with
incredible professionalism and
knowledge. Thank you so much for your
Thanks to Lettie Martz and the Hope
Town Fire Brigade, who donated a much
needed backboard and some other
supplies. We are now in the process of
organizing our own fire and rescue
Our thoughts and prayers go to Mrs.
Chere Pinder, Principal at Great Guana
Cay All Age School who continues to
recover from surgery in the States. A
great big thank you to Jackie Sadler,
Irene Craig and Mrs. Lisa Roberts, the
other teacher, who continue to work with
the students and keep the excitement for
learning going strong. The school kids
are busy doing with their studies and
have been tending to their school garden
growing carrots, onions, cherry tomatoes
and cucumbers.
Come out and see us!

Waterfront or Hilltop
Homes and Lots for Sale
Have Fun in the Sun
Go Fishing or Diving
Explore the Islands
Discover our Beaches
Golf Cart & Bike Rentals


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

By Pat Elkins
Christmas has been creeping in to
Man-O-War and is now evident in all its
glory. The businesses and homes are
being wrapped in their holiday finery of
twinkling lights and sparkling tinsel.
Santa will not have a problem finding all
the children on our small island. But
where is he going to find a chimney?
Come and see all of our beautiful
symbols of the season.
The business community is ready for

the upcoming festivities as well. The
season was officially opened on
November 28 when Joe's Studio held its
annual Christmas Open House. There
were visitors from all of Abaco. The
food was plentiful and delicious, conch
fritters, peas and rice, potato salad, chili
and more desserts than could be named.
There was much visiting, more eating
and, of course, a lot of shopping at the
The Sail Shop has many new
Christmas items and gift selections.
Island Treasures just received a shipment

of new items and has many selections to
choose from. The Dive Shop, Belle
Ena's and Seaside Boutique are also
preparing for the holidays.
Church News
Man-O-War Church of God will
present a Christmas play on December
19th and 20th. The children and adults of
the community will participate in this
musical version of the Christmas story.
The New Life Church plans to hold its
annual Christmas program on December

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Marsh Harbour, Abaco
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Rare opportunity to buy waterfront property on protected Black Sound, property runs 400'
from the sound to the road. The depth of water is suitable for most size craft.
Offered for sale at $3,000/waterfront foot. Beachfront also available on the ocean side.
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Tel: 242-325-1950 or Fax 242-325-2765

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More News of the Cays

Cays FROM Page 30
23. Contact any New Life member for
further information.
The Gospel Chapel is planning a
Christmas program as well and the date
will be announced. Contact any Gospel
Chapel member for additional details.
School News
Man-O-War School students and
faculty sent a heartfelt "Thank You" to
Mr. Alexander Holden for his extremely
generous donation of three new
computers and a scanner. They were
delivered the middle of November and
have afforded the children many
opportunities to improve their computer
The children are in the process of
rehearsing for the Christmas program
which will be held on December 15 at

the school. Recitations and musical
selections will be presented by the
children with refreshments and the
children's gift exchange to follow.
The Man-O-War school softball team
was given the honor of having two of its
student athletes chosen for the Abaco All
Star Team. Nathaniel Malone and
Cameron Albur traveled to Freeport
with the team which swept the series in
their category. They were awarded
certificates for their participation and will
be awarded medals at a ceremony to be
held later. High fives to our guys!
Joe's Studio Has
Open House
By Isobel Sherman
On the 28th of November Man-O-War
welcomed guests to the Tenth Annual
Open House of Joe's Studio. When I

amrrved, the ime was long ior conch
fritters and genuine New England apple
cider flown in from Massachusetts. It was
just as crowded inside but there was so
much to see. In the back room on display
were the half scale models of the Abaco
dinghy made by Joe Albury and ceramic
pieces made by Abaco Ceramics in
Treasure Cay with the Abaco dinghy logo
on them which is the official logo of Joe's
The Christmas room had a tree filled
with decorations made from shells and

Maryann Albury was kept busy as hostess
at the open house at Joe's Studio in Man-
O-War as she assisted guests buying for
the holidays.

other materials including angels made Dy
Sherry Roberts. Beautiful metal Haitian
art made from oil drums and made into
tables, chairs, mirrors, and decorative
welcome signs were displayed.
I ventured outside just in time to get
some of the last of the mulled apple cider
which brought memories back of New
England and Massachusetts, my home
before the Bahamas. Joe was dressed in a
Santa hat serving some of the best conch
fritters I have ever lasted. In addition,
there was chili, macaroni and cheese and
assorted homemade cookies.
It was a fun few hours with many faces
I knew and many I did not know but had
a chance to meet. Again it was a mixture
of residents of mainland Abaco, the Cays,
winter residents as well as visitors. It was
an enjoyable few hours.

Do You Have
Something to Sell?
Let Us Help You with a
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This display of boat models is a sampling of the handicraft of Joe Albury, who exhibits I| Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors
them at Joe's Studio in Man-O-War. The models are highly coveted and join many other I .A S Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434
gift items available there.

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"Ball Hal
Tahiti Beach, Elbow Cay
4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 bath
6,000 sq.ft. of Elegant Living Space -
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* "Far Horizons" Great Abaco Club, Marsh Harbour 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Elegant Residence, Decks, New 1997, Great Sea of Abaco Views. $795,000
* "Angel's Landing" Man-O-War Cay, Eastern Harbour 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 250' Waterfront, 3/4 Acre, Private Dock, Magical Views.... $750,000
* Apartment Complex Marsh Harbour 7 Units Built 1992, impeccable condition, Super Location good income/return on Investment.. SOLD
* "Harbour House" Man-O-War Cay 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Covered Porch, Sundecks 725 Wooded Acre, HarbourWaterfront, Beach Access.. $490,000
* "Fourwinds" West Coast, Elbow Cay 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Deck on 3 sides, 2.1 Acres, Private Dock Great Sea of Abaco Views......... $450,000
* "Sugar Apple" Man-O-War Cay 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 2 Screen Porches, Beautiful Garden, "Snore Box" Guest House sleeps 2................ $290,000
* "Charlestown" Man-O-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.........Under Contract
* "Gibraltar" Man-O-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-O-War Cay Lush wooded building sites Several available with semi-private dock access: from:.......................... $75,000
* "Island Home" Long Beach, Abaco spectacular Ocean Beach and Views Abaco at her best Hillside lots from: $10,000 Homes from: $106,000

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Contact: Derek Lee Margot Lee (242) 367-4608 or (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 367-4885

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FROM Page 9

delayed the project by several months,
which I guess did make the "yappers"
happy for a while.
I hope that BEC will likewise ignore
those who wish to hinder progress and
continue with this important upgrade.
Since the land is mine and they have my
permission, why be deterred? After all,
why should a handful of nay-sayers stand
in the way of progress.
Mr. Editor, if Abaco is to continue to
grow and provide jobs and homes for our
next generation and the many who wish
to make Abaco their second home,
services such as an adequate and
dependable electrical supply are essential.
How can one plan to extend existing
businesses or consider new ones without
a dependable source of electricity? Until
these upgrades are complete, new
entrepreneurs and homeowners on this
island are at a distinct disadvantage.
Elbow Cay continues to grow both in
S-'.i,.i:; i, among tourists (our bread and
butter) and in its infrastructure. The
entire island has recently had its
electrical infrastructure refitted and
'2 rajded at an enormous cost to be sure.
The replacement of these underground
cables which BEC is attempting to do
will complete the work and provide us
with a second set of three high voltage
lines to the island and, more importantly,
reduce the risk of lengthy black-outs
when the present cables break which is
their nature to do usually when the
island is full of tourists late on a
Saturday afternoon. A big problems for
us here in Hopetown!
I would like to thank BEC and its
crew for their continued efforts on behalf
of the residents of Elbow Cay many of
us applaud you for your dedication; to
those who would stop the progress of the
island, I say, "Shame on you!" Direct
your efforts in positive areas. Remember,
it is SUPPOSED to be "Gettin' Better."
If you don't want to help, simply stay out
of the way of those who do.
Thank you, Mr. Editor, for the
opportunity to inform the residents of
Elbow Cay why this project is taking so
long, thus costing us tax-payers
unnecessarily. It is the "little worm" that
will spoil the whole apple in the end.
Robert Malone

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Suzuki Outboards
Factory Certified Mechanics
Yamaha & Honda
Repair Specialists on all,
Japanese Outboards
Generators & Motorcycles
Located on Front Street
beside Union Jack Dock
Ph 367-4760 Fax 367-4765

Humblestone FROM Page 8
He actively discourages names of
lovers which he calls "symbolic tattoos,"
and will not touch certain parts of the
body such as the face, neck, feet, palms
of the hands, bony regions and private
"The most commonly requested areas
are the upper back, upper arm and the
ankles," he volunteered.
Steven described his materials, the
tools of his trade, as "non-toxic and non-
invasive," unlike those of the 50s when
colouring was extracted from tree roots.
He uses only disposable needles and once
only. Even married couples cannot share
a needle.
He dispelled some common myths
about tattooing. Time works the tattoo
out of the skin (but don't rely on this for
a method of removal; it just loses its
vividness) as opposed to ingraining it.
The lining of the tattoo breaks about
three layers of skin and the shading one
or two.
"Is tattooing painful?" I asked, hoping
he would answer "excruciating!"
"It just tickles," he replied (the
mental pain comes later!)
What I cannot understand is why
anyone needs to get tattooed today. If it
is for self-expression, then you can wear

a T-shirt and get what's on your chest off
your chest. Today I saw a girl on the
ferry (Yes, I spend half my life
commuting on the ferry!) with a shirt
which read, "Objects under this shirt are
larger than they appear!" When she's
over that painful phase, she can move
on, throw out the T-shirt and with it her
complexes. JERRY, however, is here to

I liked Steven in spite of myself. I
had taken up a lot of his time, firing an
incessant barrage of questions at him. I
left because I felt I was getting under his
I think he quietly got the message that
there was no way on this earth he would
ever get under mine!


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Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

Canal Front Condos with on site Tennis and Pool
Phase I 2 bed / 2 bath 12' widf SOLD $180,000
Phase 11 2 bed /2 bath 12' wid $224,000
3 bed / 3 bath 12' wid f LD $242,000

Ocean Front Condos with on site Tennis and Pool
Phase II 2 bed / 2 bath End unit with
wrap around deck $275,000
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 $75,000
Marina View 1 bed / 1 bath beginning at $65,000
2 bed / 1 bath beginning at $101,000
Ocean Villa Subdivision
2 bed / 2 bath special garden location with
ocean view down greenway $220,000
Beach Villa Subdivision
Duplex 2 x 1 bed / 1 bath beginning at $133,000
Standard 2 bed / 2 bath beginning at $114,000
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 bed / 2 bath $176,000
"Cavill" Split level home 3 bed / I/2 bath garage
and screen porch on private cul-de-sac with
view of golf course $125,000
Vacant lots available
Golf Course
Leeward Beach
Windward Beach

"Crosswind" located on a natural lake with
direct greenway access to beach, split Ievw
3 bed / 2 bath w/adjacent 1 bed / 1 bath
efficiency apartment, very large lot

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"Ives" ocean front home built on pilings, garage /
utility below; Upstairs 3 bed / 2 bath wrap around
deck partially screened $363,000
"Plumb Crazy" canal front split level home 3 bed /
2 bath detached garage, dock, established
landscaping $327,000
"White House" two lots nt, main house
2 bed / 2 bath detached cy apartment
detached garage, pool, ock $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
"Sands" canal front one storey 3 bed / 3 bath,
garage, dock, full view of marina basin $515,000
"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 lots two storey home
3 bed / 3 bath garage, ocean and garden decks,
lush landscaping $962,000
"Sands" ocean view home with private deeded
10' beach access, CBS 2 storey, upstairs 2 bed /
1 bath, downstairs double garage/workshop
and efficiency $303,000
Vacant lots available
Galleon Bay & Brigantine Bay
Casuarina Beach / Ocean Boulevard
Ocean front $360,000
Interior $16,000 $25,000

Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information. We don't only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

Real Estate Property Rentals

Treasure Cay's
Most Experienced Broker
Shone/Pax 242-365-8601
P.O. Box AB 22182
Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

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December 15th, 1998

The Abaconian Page 33

Many Abaconians traveled to Nassau for the FNM Women's Convention. Pictured above
are some of the representatives which included Senator Michael Bethel and his wife
Maria, chairman of the FNM Women's association on Abaco. In the front row are Nicky
(behind the pom-pom) and Wynsome Ferguson with Linda and Derek Albury behind them.

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

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 0 One day snorkeling & island hopping
* boat & guide all equipment included 6
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Great Guana Cay \waterfront houses built in
under 3 mo starting at $165,000 includes lot,
about 1000 Sq ft house with 2 bedroom, 2
bath, deck, porch & 12,000 gal cistern,
Call Edmund or Cher6 Pinder at 365-5046 or
CHERE B on VHF Ch 16


IC L u e6
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

Land & Sea

Commercial & Residential
Homes Apts. Rentals 0 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, I bed I 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

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
Fire Road waterfront, 3 bed 2 bath block
house with garage. Call 365-0055, 9 5 or
365-0593 after hours.
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 from 9-5

110 Memorial Plaza
Marsh Harbour
367-BUDS (2837)

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Little Harbour One acre rocky shoreline ocean
frontage $85,000
Little Harbour 130' x 200' Spectacular sea
views $42,000
Billy Bow Cay 4 acres on south side. 5 minutes
from south side dock. $150,000
Green Turtle Cay Green Turtle Estates,
Residential Lot $30,000
Bahama Coral Island Lot with electricity
Green Turtle Cay Beachfront lot in Bita Bay
Sandy Point 50 acres southwest corner of
Abaco. South of Sandy Point airport, Loads of
%\ after frontage. Call for details.
Green Turtle Cay Black Sound adjacent to
Abaco Yacht Services. 100 ft. harbour front lot.
Call for these or other properties in Abaco
Tel 242-325-1950, 242-322-4148 or
Fax 325-2765
Green Turtle Cay One acre lot. 150' frontage
on most desirable ocean beach, Reef yards
away. $250,000 Call (802) 848-7627
Green Turtle Cay Limited number of prime
waterfront lots, approx. 1 acre on White Sound
and Sea of Abaco. Also lots with elevation to
60' w/magnificent views of White Sound, Sea
of Abaco, Atlantic Ocean & Bluff Harbour.
Call 242-365-4462


Hope Town. Cute cottage, partially furnished,
in town...great location. Would be great
weekly rental. List #3431. $246,000
Elbow Cay. Home with a view! 3 bedroom
with sleeping loft. Large wrap around deck
with fabulous views. Great weekly rental
potential. List #3588. $485,000
Elbow Cay. Watch the sunrise & sunset! 3
large bedrooms, 3 bath home. Beautiful
panoramic view of the Sea of Abaco. Close
beach. Community dock. List #3588. $457,000
Great Cistern. Island style home in minL
condition on 1/2 acre site with beautiful view
of sea. Landscaped, fruit trees.
List #3308. $285,000
Green Turtle Cay. Fully furnished 3 bedroom,
3 bath home. Includes everything from satellite
TV to washer & dryer, BBQ and Ford vehicle!
Walk to the beach. List #3487. $324,000
Great Cistern Cay. "Coral Point"...spacious
island home on the Sea of Abaco. 3 bedrooms,
3 baths, wonderfully equipped kitchen. Lush
landscaping on 1 + acres. List #3573. $425,000
Casuarina Point. 12,720+/- sq. ft. canal
building site with dock. Super bone fishing
area. Sales price includes all costs.
List #3489. $25,000
Guana Cay. Live the dream! Beach front
resort with 8 villas ready for immediate
occupancy. Walk to settlement in 5 minutes.
List #3191. $865,000
Pelican Shores. Harbour views! Gracious 3
bedroom, 2 bath home. Elegant tropical
furnishings. 100+/- feet of harbour shoreline.
Dock and boat ramp. List #3673. $595,000
Green Turtle Cay. In beautiful Green Turtle
Estates. Superb home site 13,700+/- sq. feet.
Great opportunity. List #3679. $30,000
Mainland, Red Bays. Unspoiled tract of land
north of Marsh Harbour. 110 ft. on the Sea of
Abaco. Privacy and convenience. Great buy!
List #3625. $58,500
Leisure Lee. Canal front 3 bedroom, 3 bath
home. All the amenities. Euro-design kitchen,
Italian marble bath with Whirlpool. Pool
overlooking deep water canal. List #$S35,000
Bahama Coral Island. Two home sites in
secluded residential community. Private beach
access. Build or invest. List #3433.
$8,900 each.
Leisure Lee. Lovely wooded canal home site.
Across from sandy beach. Deep water moorage
and access to the sea. List #3413. $29,000

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Leisure Lee waterfront lot, best location, sea
walled, 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 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.
Marsh Harbour 3 bed I bath (Key's Track
opposite Govt. Sub.) fully furnished, A/C,
fenced-in yard. $120,000 net. Call Debbie 367-
2991 (W) or 367-4778 (H)
Treasure Cay Beach front condo, Royal
Poinciana 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

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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Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing.
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Canadian teacher wants 2 bedroom rental
house in Marsh Harbour, Pelican Shore or
Eastern Shore. Call 365-8176

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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



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Large Crowd Attends Christmas Bazaar

Bazaar From page 1
By Stephanie Humblestone
On the 5th of December hundreds
flocked from all over Abaco to Yamaha
Park in Marsh Harbour for the annual
Christmas Bazaar. The event, now in its
ninth year, was originally organised by
Peggy Thompson of Hope Town and Sha
Boyce of Marsh Harbour as a community
fund raiser.
Face painting, fireworks, hoopla,
Moore's Island Soon
To Have Air Strip
By Isobel Sherman
Work is continuing on the
reconstruction of the airstrip on Moore's
Island that has been closed for some
months. Heavy machinery is on Moore's
Island. According to the Waugh
Construction Co., the runway is graded
and the airstrip should be ready for use
by mid-December. The company is
continuing to clear along the air strip and
extend a cleared area to each end of the
The Hon. Tommy Tumquest, Min. for
Public Works, expected the work to be
finished by December 12th when he was
on Abaco December 7th.

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cotton candy and "snobiz" were just
some-ef the many attractions among-the
fifty stalls. Many well known businesses
and institutions were represented, from
the Anchor Club with its Christmas dolls
and cookies to Gardener's Eden and its
wide selection of plants and flower
Children ran from stall to stall,
playing games and mingling with friends.


Many gathered around the face painting
stall and others sat engrossed watching
video games and looking at Malcolm
Spicer's display of computers from his
Abacom store.
Announcing the Christmas season was
a huge welcoming Christmas tree and
Christmas carols. Joy to the World rang
out well into the afternoon as groups sat
around eating freshly prepared conch

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P.O. Box AB 20856
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Tel: 242-367-3262/3
Fax 242-367-3260

salad, conch fritters and slices of home
baked cake.
Those "feeling lucky" of just feeling
generous bought raffle tickets from Dan
Wiltfang of Trauma I and representatives
of the Abaco Rage. Those feeling strong
partook in a tug-of-war organised by
Barclays Bank and those just feeling like
socialising caught up with old friends and
old news.

P.O. Box AB 20777
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Tel/Fax 242-365-6156


e A

Merrvy Christma-

& Best Wishes

for the

New Year

From the Free National Movement
Branch Associations of the
North Abaco &
South Abaco






"Far Horizons" at Great Abaco Club






Commonwealth Bank employees collected food items to be donated to Sybil's House, a
facility in Dundas Town caring for elderly persons. Shown above are, I. to r., Dumasse
Etienne of Commonwealth Bank, James and Sybil Williams from Sybil's House and
Melissa Williams and Darlene Gibson, both from Commonwealth Bank.

AVTECH' Abaco's newest
audio and video

technology store.

Where service is

the priority!!

a Your satellite systems specialist with the
best prices on C-BAND subscriptions. Complete packages
start at under $15 a month. We also offer special events
on PAY PER VIEW as well as DSS programming.
AVTECH! New to Abaco but with over 15 years experi-
ence in the satellite and electronics industry throughout
the Bahamas.
Ph/Fax 367-4262 Don MacKay Boulevard Marsh Harbour

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

Painting Inside & outside Pressure cleaning
& mildew removal Water-proofing 0 Roof-
ing 0 Rotten wood replaced Parking lots 0
Leroy Tucker, Marsh Harbour, 367-3849
GET WET!! With a Dolphin fiberglass pool
and all Jacuzzi pumps. Great designs, great
prices. Call Chris Thompson 242-366-0224

Gardener/Farmworker $120 per week. Call
367-3248 between 8 am and 5 pm Abaco

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

6100 Power Macintosh computer, CD-ROM,
Printer, Modem, UPS, Monitor, Internet ready,
Extra Software. $900, Call 367-3242

Golf Cart 1995 Easy Go, very clean $950.
Gas car available. Call 954-941-3918
1983 GMC Diesel 9'passenger suburban
$5,000 obo, leave message at 367-4505
Jeep Wrangler 17,000 miles, magnificent
royal blue, $24,700. Python state-of-the-art car
alarm, brand new $150 Call 367-2111
1988 Ford 150XLT Lariat pickup $6500 but
will accept $6000. Jerrod Albury 367-2138

17' Twin Vee fiberglass runabout, super
smooth ride, includes trailer. Only $7,100 in
Marsh Harbour, Call Chas. Cooke at 367-4602
20' Holder fast racing daysailer sloop, two sets
of sails, designed by Hobie Holder, ultra light
configuration, will tack through 800, Drop
keel, trailer included. Duty Pd. Call George
Douglas 242-365-4446 or FLYING D, VHF 16

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

I. W 1 ..- '. L .. ,- At A
December 15th, 1998

Asking for Opinions
Central government is expecting to
construct a new freight dock and make
major improvements to the Marsh
Harbour airport. The dock has been
under consideration for several years.
However, the thinking of some is
changing and many now would like to
see government consider a different
location. This came out publicly at a
recent Rotary Club meeting in which the
Hon. Tommy Turnquest, Minister of
Public Works, was the guest speaker.
We are asking for comments from the
public. If you would like to express your
views on either of these projects, please
contact The Abaconian at 367-2677.

25' Mako new engine, fully equipped, Abaco
Yacht Service, Green Turtle Cay, Call 365-
255 FORMULA CRUISER twin 3.7 L
engines, airconditioned, autopilot, Icom VHF,
colour Sonar, EPIRB, microwave, Loran-C,
Auto-Halon, SF Anchor, AC/DC fridge, sleeps
4, etc, Must see. $25,000/$5,000 90 day
warrantee. Ask for Louis at Hope Town
Hideaway Marina
26' Shamrock with 210 h.p. Cummins diesel,
Spray hood, t-top, rocket launcher/leaning
post, swim platform, towing bit, hydraulic
string, VHF radio, depth finder, Must see to
appreciate. $30,000 Phone 367-4405

27' Beneteau 15 hp Johnson outboard,
retractable keel.Cruise the Cays in this sleek,
sassy sloop. Duty Pd., Marsh Harbour
mooring. Asking $7,500. See Dale Hill at
Rental Wheels or call 367-4643, or VHF 16
27' Hunter 1979 sailboat 8 hp diesel inboard,
Duty Paid, Bahamian registered, was $12,000
Now $11,500 call 366-0065 or 366-0384

29' Blackfin Combi 1989, Twin 1994 Johnson
225 HP engines, only 200 Hours. $60,000 Call
Jack Albury 367-2333
31' Bertram 1971 twin gas inboards $25,000
Call 366-0065 or 366-0384
35' Northstarl974 Sailboat, good shape, 6
sails, Needs TLC, Includes registered mooring,
duty paid, $15,000. Call Richard 367-4760

The Ahaeonlan Page 35

Constituency Office Is
Open For Everyone
Last month we reported on the new
constituency office located in the Abaco
Shopping Center. We mistakenly called
this an FNM office which is not correct.
This office has been established for all
constituents regardless of their political
beliefs including those who live here but
are unable to vote.
The intent of this office is to allow any
constituent to have ready access to central
government through the elected
representative to the House of Assembly.
We apologize for inferring that this office
was only an FNM party office as opposed
to a broad constituency office.

38" Hatteras 1970 sporttisher, present owner
since 1977, Detroit 8-53's, Port 1390 total hrs,
100 hrs since head overhaul, S/board 100 hrs
since complete overhaul, 7.5 KW Ownan.
$79,500, Call 365-8188 for more details.
42' Grand Banks 1978 U S registered, twin
diesel, Very good deal. $130,000 Call 366-

52' Houseboat 1985 custom aluminum hull, 2
Volvo turbo 130 HP dual prop I/O, 10 KW
gen. set, 2 Cruisaire AC, fully furnished &
equipped. 320 gal diesel, 700 gal water, sleeps
8, full galley, 3 staterooms, $110,000 Firm
Call 367-2043

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

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