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VO L U ME 8, NU M:BE R 1 5, AUGUST 1 st, 2000
Pigeon Pea Divides Town
Eviction Reminders and Road Block Raise Concern
hurricane Victim Accepts Keys to New Home The residean euofthigeon Pea comu-
.n... nitv in the center of Marsh Harbour were
N served with another e% iction notice on July
17. Land owner Rick- Albury %ants to
,.: reclaim his five-acre piece of land by
August 3 1. The first eviction notice was
served to the residents on April 4 of this
year. Marsh Harbour resident, Mrs.
*c e % idence that the Haitians, probably num-
bering in the thousands who live in sub-
standard houses. are planning to move.
New houses are still being constructed, as
Mrs. Key put it. "right under my eyes."
Despite her constant visits with the police
AN A, to the site and verbal objections to those
building, construction continues. When she
confronted one man who was in the
process of building yet another make-shift
residence, he told her, "I have to live some-
where and I got nowhere else to live."
Pigeon Pea area and the nearby Mud
.; '- community are ongoing areas of concern to
the Marsh Harbour community, posing
'J serious health hazards and fire threats. Mrs.
12 Mr. Jason Swain, Murphy Town Committee Chairman, gave Ms. Mary Swain, seated, the kevs to her new Key has worked tirelessly to bring about an
Murphy Town. From I. to r. behind Mr. Swain are Ronnie Johnson, Town Committee member, Administrator end to these illegal communities where an
Hart, Ms. Sylvia Swain and Adda Deveaux, Mr. Baron Swain, who built the house and Rev. Roland Swain, estimated 200 homes are built, sometimes
the right. The house was built with funds from the National Disaster Committee. Family members provided only feet apart.
Please See Central
5 Charged in Safe Thefts
Shown above are three of those charged in the recent theft of several safes in
the area. Shown 1. to r. are Mr. Daniel Mitchel, Mr. Angelo Sawyer and Mr.
Ronald Swain who will appear before Magistrates Court for summary trial the
beginning of November.
By Stephanie Humblestone been given the benefit of a trial. Hence,
Four men, Mr. Angelo Sawyer, Mr. according to the letter of the law, "inno-
Daniel Mitchell, Mr. Kenneth Altidore cent until proven guilty."
and Mr. Ronald Swain, appeared before Mr. Hart conceded and set bail at
Island Administrator Everette Hart and $20,000 cash for Mr. Sawyer, who
Deputy Island Administrator Benjamin appeared on 11 charges. and for Mr.
Pinder at the Magistrates Court in Marsh Mitchell and Mr. Altidore, who appeared
Harbour on the 12th of July charged with on three charges and nine charges
multiple counts of island wide break-ins respectively. The bail was $10,000 cash
and the theft of safes. for Mr. Swain, who was charged with
The offenses were such and the counts one case of aiding and abetting. Only Mr.
so high that the police "strongly object- Swain was able to meet the bail. The rest
ed" to bail. However, attorney Alfred of the accused were flown to Nassau and
Gray pointed out that the arrested indi- remanded in custody at Fox Hill Prison.
viduals were only "charged" and had not .___,.. .. .o
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Mrs. Loletia Sawyer is shown accepting keys to her new house from Mrs.
Marina Moss, Congregational Chairman of the St. Andrews Methodist Church
in Dundas Town. The Methodist Habitat Programme built her house after
Hurricane Floyd destroyed her original home last September. On the right is
Rev. Carla Culmer, Ministerial Moderator on Abaco. See story pg. 10
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Bahamas Named As Uncooperative
The Bahamas has been named on a list
of 15 countries as uncooperative in the
fight against money laundering. The G-7
countries, the most industrialized coun-
tries in the world, have listed the 15 in an
effort to force these countries to change
their bank secrecy laws to stop the prac-
tice of anonymous bank accounts and to
accommodate the wishes of these larger
The G-7 nations include the United
States, Canada, Great Britain, France,
Italy and Japan. These countries will put
pressure on these small countries to bring
about the changes they demand. These
could include suggesting that the
International Monetary Fund consider
this list when deciding whether to extend
loans or even making compliance a con-
dition for IMF loans. The United States
has already sounded warnings to banks
and other financial institutions to use cau-
tion when doingbusiness with banks with
the blacklisted countries. This might also
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The Bahamas immediately issued a
release which states that it is determined
in its stance against moneN laundering,
drug trafficking, corruption and criminal-
ity in all forms. But these recent problems
stem' from weaknesses in the regulators
super vision of financial institutions. The
Bahamas is particularly) concerned about
this recent initiative as the financial ser-
vices sector is a critical part of our econ-
omy. It represents 15 percent of the gross
domestic product of this country and
employs 10 percent of the labour force.
How the suggested new banking rules
will affect this segment of our economy
will depend on what these larger coun-
tries will require the Bahamas to do in
order to comply.
His ExcellencN Joshua Sears, present-
ed the position of the Bahamas in his
remarks to President Bill Clinton when he
presented his letter of credence naming
him the new Bahamian Ambassador to
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dent that the Bahamas is committed to
reducing or eliminating the abuse of the
financial services sector by money laun-
derers. The Bahamas was in the process
of adopting strong anti-money laundering
measures which would apply to money
from other major crimes such as arms-
dealing, prostitution, kidnapping and ter-
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cal help from the United States in apply-
ing administrative procedures to satisfy
the demands of the G-7 countries.
The Ca man Islands, another of the
blacklisted countries, is hurriedly passing
legislation which will take them off the
list. The closing of Parliament in Nassau
Abaco Shopping Centre
has been delayed to allow time to pass
new legislation to satisfy the demands
placed on the country.
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August 1st, 2000
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By Pat Elkins
The annual Independence Day
Celebration was a huge success. The
morning started with land games at the
ball field. Children 16 and under compet-
ed in a variety of races. Locals and visitors
alike participated in the different events
which include the sack race, softball throw
and egg and spoon race. After the races the
party moved to the public dock for the
swimming events. Those too young for
swimming had their own water sport. A
large washtub was filled with milk and
water which coins were tossed in. The
very small children used their hands to
grab for money and the older ones had to
duck their heads in and retrieve their coins
with their mouths.
The Slippery Pole was next. This
event is for boys 16 and older. A long pole
is placed on the dock and hangs out over
the water. A piece of canvas is then nailed
onto the end of the pole. The idea of this
game is to slide out on the pole and rip the
canvas off. The winner receives a picnic
ham. Oh. the most important part. The
pole is coated with Crisco! Doug Albury
won the event, again. This is his third con-
secutive win. Congratulations, Doug! An
old fashioned cookout topped off the fes-
tivities. Thanks to all who donated money,
food and time to help make this celebra-
On July 15 prizes were awarded to all
who participated in the Independence Day
games. Brian Albury presented awards to
the following athletes.
Boys 2 and under: 1st Aaron Albury; 2nd
Timothy Sweeting; 3rd Carter Keating;
4th Alton Janes
Girls 2 and under: 1st Faith Malone; 2nd
Michela Albury; 3rd Katelyn Russell; 4th
Giavanna Manni; 5th Shauna McDonald
Boys 3-4: 1st Dylan Sawyer; 2nd Michael
Albury; 3rd Noah Albury; 4th Kyle Hoard;
5th Charles Bethel
Girls 3-4 1st Alexzandra Phillpot
Boys 5-7 1st Andrew Janes
Girls 5-7 1st Stephanie Sweeting
Boys 8-10 1st Garrett Sands
Girls 8-10 1st Hilarry Roberts; 2nd
Gabrielle Manni; 3rd Adrianna Phillpot;
4th Cassie Albury
Boys 11-13 1st Cameron Albury; 2nd
Wikanson; 3rd Michael Knot; 4th Noah
Harris; 5th Joel Sweeting and John Kelly;
6th Colin Hickey; 7th Kenneth Fulton
Girls 11-13 Nikita Albury
Boys 14-16 1st Joshua Malone; 2nd Tyler
Roberts; 3rd Steven Steele; 4th Nicholas
Sands; 5th Shannon Hickey; 6th Shawn
Girls 14-16 1st Megan Albury; 2nd Angie
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Central From Page 1'
The eviction reminders signed by Mr.
Albury state briefly that the undersigned
will reclaim his land on the 31st of
August. Failure of the squatters (as they
have no claims to the land or permission to
build on it) to vacate his property will
result in legal action.
Marsh Harbour Police are aware of the
gravity of the situation and are monitoring
the developments. Building inspector
Edward LaRoda says that there is nothing
in the law which supports buildings being
knocked down and felt that the situation
would have a peaceful outcome.
Less than 24 hours after delivering
reminders to residents to evict the Pigeon
Peas area by August 31, two truckloads of
fill, each containing 15 yards of quarry,
were dumped across one of the access
roads to the illegal Haitian settlement. The
quarry completely blocked off that section
of the settlement for several hours. Many
residents and visitors in vehicles were
unable to enter. Residents spent several
hours with shovels and spades clearing a
roadway. By late afternoon most of the
quarry had either been set to the side or
evenly distributed around Pigeon Peas'
rocky and uneven roads. "We feel encour-
aged because it has shown the Haitians
and the government that we are serious,"
said Mrs. Yvonne Key. This action was by
individuals and was not a local govern-
A group of concerned pastors and
church leaders met on July 20 to discuss
the recent action against the residents of
the Pigeon Pea Haitian community. This
meeting was in response to a reminder,
given of an eviction notice originally
given in April that they must vacate by
August 31. A day after the reminder notice
was given, two loads of fill were dumped
in the main entrance to the Pigeon Pea area
blocking vehicle traffic.
As a result of the pastors' meeting,
they issued a press release on July 21voic-
ing their concern and then walked through
the Pigeon Pea area on July 22. The pas-
tors met with a group of Haitians in the
New Missions Baptist Church and spoke
through an interpreter.
They vowed to be present on August
31 and stand between any destructive ele-
ments and the Pigeon Pea community.
They reassured those present that no one
will destroy their houses.
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reminders that the Haitians have been given eviction notices. They must vacate the
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The Abaconian August 1st. 2000
The Editor Says The Wet-Back Immigrant
The August 31 eviction notice to one
of the Haitian communities on Abaco has
brought the immigrant problem to the fore-
front again. Solutions must be formulated
on a national level. The flow of additional
immigrants must be drastically reduced.
Preliminary census figures have just
been released giving the Bahamas a total
population of approximately 303,000.
Various estimates give the Bahamas a 25
percent Haitian population or greater
which would translate to more than 75,000
persons. This is an alarming figure for any
country, large or small. Current figures for
Abaco have not been released but our total
population is estimated to be between
12,000 and 14,000. Using the lower esti-
mate and a 25 percent Haitian population,
we may have more than 3,000 Haitian
immigrants here. We are waiting to see to
see the real numbers. Do we want a sub-
stantial foreign group in our midst who do
not speak our language and who are not
integrating into Bahamian society.
The migration of low class people to
healthier economic zones is a normal
response by people worldwide. Within a
country people have historically migrated
from agricultural areas to the cities where
the economic opportunities are perceived
to be greater. In this daN within countries
and across international borders the move-
ment of humans continues as the disadvan-
taged seek a better life. China. Mexico,
Indonesia and other countries have the
same problem but to a larger scale with
thousands headed to the cities from the
country-side. 'Within the Bahamas, resi-
dents, particularly the younger ones, move
from the islands of little action to New
Providence where they believe they will
find work and opportunity. Freeport and
Abaco are secondary destinations. Abaco
is attracting a middle class of Bahamians
who have had enough of Nassau and are
willing to start over where crime and traf-
fic are manageable.
On the international picture the move-
ment is similar. Although the movement of
people across borders is restricted by valid
documents, desperate people are not
deterred by a lack of documents. They go
anyway. Germany has its Turkish popula-
tion, France has the Algerians, Spain has
the Moroccans, Italy has the Bosnians,
Canada is getting the Chinese, the United
States is the prime destination for the
world's poor with Mexicans and Cubans
heading the list of successful immigrants.
These host countries are large with robust
The Bahamas is a small country com-
prised of many islands. Several are quite
prosperous compared to neighboring
Caribbean countries but most are econom-
ically marginal. Due to a fact of nature, the
Bahamas' chain of islands is close to Haiti
to the south and a short distance from the
United States in the north. Many of the six
million Haitians have the same desires as
their brethren in Mexico, Turkey and
China and would rather be somewhere else
where the opportunities look better. For
the Haitians, it is a short hop to the
Bahamas where they catch their breath and
plan the final jump to Florida. Alas for us,
while catching their breath here, they set-
tle in, learn a trade, get proficient in a use-
ful language and raise a family, usually a
very large family.
Many of the southern Bahamas
islands have no resident Haitians. If a load
of immigrants is unfortunate enough to
land there, the new arrivals are quickly
apprehended and sent home. On New
Pro\ idence and Abaco, there is a sufficient
entrenched Haitian population that new
arrivals are quickly taken in and disappear
into the immigrant communities. In boom-
ing economies, many will find work.
What are the long term consequences
of this increasing and incessant immigrant
flow? From the humanitarian viewpoint,
they are humans who have wants and
needs like the rest of us. They get sick and
need medical attention. Their children
need an education.
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By Stephanie Humblestone
As I walked through Pigeon Peas just
two days after its residents had received
eviction reminders, a lady called to me,
"Whose side you on?" I was a little taken
aback by the directness of the question and
saddened that the situation in the five-acre
Haitian "squat" had deteriorated into tak-
Before I could answer, a young man
who recognized me replied on my behalf,
The first generation of immigrants
take menial jobs, gardening, wheel-barrow
jobs, maid work, and the like. For the most
part, the next generation is not satisfied
with this work. TheN have not lived in
Haiti and are not familiar with the poverty
their parents.talk about. They have been to
school and are familiar with higher stan-
dards of living. Although living in the
States may be a pleasant thought for them,
it is not the burning issue which drove
'The. tide of new immigrants must be
stemmed. They come in groups of 30, 40
to 60 at a time on rickety sloops and
coastal freighters which put them off on
deserted shores. From there they are met
by friends and relatives and brought into
the closed Haitian communities. Some fil-
ter through and end up in Florida but a
substantial number discover that "It's
Better in the Bahamas" and stay.
The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon.
Hubert Ingraham, mentioned on
September 15, 1996, at a dinner for Local
Government official that the immigrant
problem in Pigeon Pea was a Marsh
Harbour problem. However, central gov-
ernment has to be involved. Social ser-
vices, the police, immigration department
and others must all come together to find
solutions. Now Marsh Harbour is taking
action and bringing pressure on the
Haitians to move. Without a place to move
to, the pressure is, in turn, shifted to
Central Government which must provide a
place for them.
However, we do not want a slum as
we have now in Marsh Harbour. Most
Abaco people worry that the bush around a
new subdivision will become littered with
derelict vehicles, squatter's shacks on the
periphery, garbage and unsanitary condi-
tions as i\e notw see in Pigeon Pea and The
Mud communities. We want to know that
central government will give authority to
local people to monitor the construction to
make sure that proper procedures are fol-
lowed. Abaco does not need a hidden
slum, "out of sight, out of mind."
It is ironic that the immigration policy of
the Bahamas successfully restricts educat-
ed persons from coming and working here
because they apply in an accepted proce-
dure and are perceived as a threat to
Bahamian advancement. These are the
people who could help raise the standard
of education or have skills we are lacking.
We do not have sufficient players who
understand the "new world economy and
technology." We talk of computer literacy
but we are years from this goal on a
national level. We are limiting our future
by turning a blind eye to the illiterate
immigrant while dens ing entry to those
with technical and academic know ledge.
The new immigrant arrivals slip through
the cracks and are becoming established in
alarming quantities. Sir William Allen,
Minister of Finance, said in March 1990,
"It is a singular irony that our immigration
laws seem least effective in relation to that
illegal immigrant which now poses the
greatest threat to the national welfare. The
immigrant which appears to most effec-
tively outmaneuver our national immigra-
tion policy is uneducated, unskilled, illiter-
ate and poor.... It certainly prolongs the
journey to first world status, if indeed that
is where we wish to go."
The country needs to face the problem and
decide if we are going to allow this to con-
tinue. Will we allow this drain on our
social services, our schools, our law
enforcement agencies? The more we allow
in, the more we lower our overall stan-
dards. A.. "
... Quiet Complicity
"She no say; she work on newspapers." A
few people standing nearby looked puz-
zled and he quickly translated, "Journaux,
journaux (newspapers, newspapers)." The
mistrust quickly vanished and many
opened up to me, believing it was their
right to express their views and explain
The general lament was, "Where we
go?" That is a question we too are asking
ourselves and each other. Whatever the
number of people living in the 200 or so
homes whether 2000 or the claimed 4000
- where and how will they be "integrated"
into Abaco society and does either "'side"
truly want integration?
Many of the Haitians I interviewed in
Pigeon Peas felt that Bahamians would not
rent to them. Whether or not this is true is
academic as there is a major housing short-
age in Marsh Harbour, a situation which
was aggravated by Hurricane Floyd last
year. It is hard enough to find accommo-
dation for Abaconians and Bahamians sent
to work here from elsewhere, as was the
case of a government doctor recently post-
ed here for six months, let alone a huge
body of people exiting an undesirable area
like Pigeon Peas.
After two hours of walking around the
"streets" of Pigeon Peas and interviewing
all age groups, English and non-English
speaking, I was left with the distinct
impression that the people are not averse to
moving if there is somewhere to go. But
there is little evidence of central govern-
ment's promised subdivision to the north
which was to be the "solution" to the prob-
It is unrealistic to think that a "ghetto"
with a massive population which devel-
oped over thirty years, and which should
have been nipped in the bud when the first
illegal house was erected, will be disband-
ed overnight and its residents absorbed
into the community.
If anyone. other than a Haitian. attempts
Please See Humblestone Page 34
All About Town
By Isobel Sherman
The Marsh Harbour Community Library
is open only one afternoon per week for the
summer and I have read most of the books
which interest me there. So once again I
write about the lack of a place to purchase
paperback books on the island both for
adults and children. What is the sense of
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Guana Cay has been fighting BEC since
Hurricane Floyd. The area adjacent to the
ferry dock is a mess with scattered BEC
equipment. Repeated requests from local
government and private individuals have
proven to be futile.
PLEASE, can you give us a hand to
help restore our beautiful island? A fax or
phone call would be greatly appreciated.
Dr. Wm. Wasicko
Member at Large
Gt. Guana Cay Comm. Assoc
Haitian Solutions Must
I wish to register my disappointment
with the Bahamian authorities, the Local
Council, Local Government, elected
politicians and others right up to the Prime
Minister over the handling of the "Haitian
Issue" here in Marsh Harbour.
Earlier this year I seem to remember the
Prime Minister stating that a Haitian sub-
division was to be created to help solve the
problems of the housing in the Mud and
Pigeon Peas. This development was to
take place somewhere in the vicinity of
Turtle Rocks area to the south of Leisure
Lee. It struck me odd then as it does now
that prior to this the Prime Minister had
emphatically stated on several occasions
that he was not prepared to support any
ethnic segregation (apartheid) within our
Bahamian community. In fact, he wanted
to see the Haitian community fully inte-
grated into Bahamian life. The proposal
for the subdivision near Joe's Creek cer-
tainly does not seem to follow this line of
Later on down the line I saw a big
spread in The Abaconian with Ricky
Albury serving notice on all Pigeon Pea
residents to be out by December 31st,
2000. Now I understand that notice of
eviction has been moved up to August
3 Ist, 2000. Has the Bahamas gone utterly
and hopelessly crazy?
Where are these people going to go?
The new subdivision hasn't had the first
rock turned yet. With the rate of activity of
the public service, I seriously doubt any
real thought has been given to the "Haitian
Problem" at all. The Haitian Problem is, in
fact, here because of the Bahamas over the
years has ignored immigration policy
totally and used the illegal immigrants as
political stepping stones when the
Government of the day needs a good shot
in the arm to improve its public image!
The fact of the matter is that the Bahamian
way of life demands that every respectable
Bahamian own a Haitian? ("My Haitian.")
The time has come for the situation to
be dealt with in a reasonable manner, cer-
tainly not by turning these people out lock,
stock and barrel, with no recourse. Perhaps
the leaders will be prepared to provide
accommodation for these people in their
own homes for the interim. Agreed the
Mud and Pigeon Peas are a mess, but what
is there now is better than nothing at all. I
cannot begin to comprehend what type of
logic dictates this dramatic action on the
part of local government or individuals
when there is no supportive infrastructure
to take care of the after effects.
In order to solve this "problem," The
Bahamian people (cum government) must
begin planning and acting in a rational and
definite manner towards illegal immigra-
tion. The fact is that the Haitian communi-
ty is here to stay, so absorb those foreign
nationals already established in the
Bahamas and quickly and efficiently repa-
triate any new unwanted arrivals. Ignoring
the issue until a system of crisis manage-
ment becomes the order does not solve
problems or our symptoms. It makes them
We must face the facts that in the near
future Bahamian politicians and elected
officials will certainly carry Haitian ethnic
roots. Does this mean that their services
and efforts will eventually be declared null
and void? Are we as a country going down
the road towards a situation that exists in
Fiji today, where the parliament has been
Receiving the Abaconian is the
easiest way to keep up with
all the activity on Abaco such as:
* Resort & hotel development
* Infrastructural improvements by central
government: roads, airport, docks, etc.
* Actions by local government
* Community events
* Fishing, boating and sporting activities
* Changes to laws and regulations
* Changes in airline service
* New business ventures
* Phone and electric company changes
* Immigration, taxes or duty changes
dissolved because the Prime Minister is a
Fijian national of Indian extraction?
I really think that we as Bahamians
have finally lost it all. We have become so
self serving and introspective we are
unable to see beyond the big "I."
Hopefully, we will see some sense before
They Must Go, But...
To Mrs. Yvonne Key
Mr. Ricky Albury
Concerning the situation in Pigeon Pea
and the Mud. You might as well forget
about your August 31st deadline to force
these people to vacate their homes by this
date. After all, the community of Marsh
Harbour, especially you, Mrs. Key and Mr.
Albury, who both live next door to Pigeon
Pea allowed these people to build on these
plots of land for years without saying any-
This is a very serious situation and
Central Government is dragging its feet in
helping to solve this problem.
Although Prime Minister Ingraham
promised land for these people to buy and
build on (within the laws of the Bahamas),
I don't think there is any activity going on
to clear this land.
SIn the opinion of this writer, the people
of the Marsh Harbour constituency would
be well advised to put pressure on your
Member of Parliament, Local Government
and Central Government to get this land
ready for these people. And even after the
land is ready, you will still have to give
time to allow for them to get permits
approved for building. Everybody in the
Bahamas knows the problems you go
through to have this done.
I urge you, Mrs. Key and Mr. Albury,
think twice before trying to enforce this
deadline unless you have an army and are
prepared for lots of bloodshed. These peo-
ple will not go peacefully in such a short
time frame and who can blame them.
Where % ill they go?
But these people must be made to live
by the laws of our land-with no ifs, and's
or but's. The ones who have been granted
status are breaking our laws by not advis-
ing authorities of the illegal and trouble-
some ones. The more prosperous ones pro-
vide the poorer ones with illegally con-
nected electric wiring, plumbing and what-
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A special thanksgiving service was held
at St. Andrews Methodist Church in
Dundas Town to bless the new home of
Mrs. Loletia Sawyer. The two bedroom
home on Front Street was built by the
Methodists who have developed a
Methodist Habitat concept. This idea is a
joint effort between central government,
the Methodist Church of the Bahamas and
volunteer groups from the United States.
This is the second home to be completed,
the first was in James Cistern, Eleuthera.
Several others are already under construc-
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and will be on Abaco, Eleuthera and Cat
Island. This is an ongoing project of the
Methodist Church and is for any needy,
not just repairing and replacing homes
after hurricane damage. After any disaster
people come together to work toward their
common goals but soon everyone disap-
pears. This Methodist concept is to see that
the process is ongoing.
Speaker for the morning service was
Dr. Reginald Elden, Secretary of the
Bahamas Conference of the Methodist
Church, who spoke of the need for cooper-
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our communities and how successful it can
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Marsh Harbour Sailing
By Liann Key Kaighin
The Marsh Harbour Sailing Club was
host to the Tenth Annual Homer Lowe
Memorial Regatta on July 14 and 15. The
launch site was Pond Bay Beach on
Pelican Shores, Marsh Harbour. Seven
sailors participated in this event, in light to
medium winds on Friday and medium to
heavy on Saturday. Thunderstorms and
rain squalls held up racing on both days,
but all races were still able to be complet-
Race results were as follows:
1st place Donnie Martinborough
2nd Jim Kaighin
3rd Jimmy Lowe
4th Dave Kaighin
5th Lori Lowe
6th Liann Key Kaighin
7th Andrew Wilhotye
Competition was close with all racers
finishing within a minute of each other.
The wind was out of the southwest for the
entire regatta, rather odd for this time of
year, and coming off the land so it was
very shifty. Due to the squalls, most races
were in falling winds but a big chop
remained from the heavy winds in the
squalls. The regatta was two fun-filled
days with no protests lodged from anyone.
Congratulations to Donnie
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Martinborough for the win and to Andrew
Wilhoyte for finishing all his races even
with a broken tiller and hiking strap. Also
a big thank you to Donnie for loaning the
race committee his orange shirt on Friday;
otherwise, there would not have been a
starting line. The Marsh Harbour Sailing
Club is indebted to Capt. Lewis Key,
Charley Cooke, Phillip Hall, Alistair Key,
Jr. and Michelle Martinborough for the
cheerful assistance in running the races.
We could not have had the regatta without
them. Trophies were presented on the
beach following the completion of racing
on Saturday. We are all looking forward to
fun racing at the Worlds, scheduled to be
held at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron in
Who's For Tennis!
By Stephanie Humblestone
Three students from Abaco competed at
the Esso Junior National Tennis
Tournament in Nassau and did very well.
They were 16-year-old Sherelle Carey
from Murphy Town, 13-year-old Brittany
Taylor from Marsh Harbour and eight-
year-old Dorinsayer Smith from Dundas
Town. Dorinsayer, who has been with
Coach Bobby Russell for only four
months, made it into the finals of the Esso
Junior Tournament. Sherelle and Brittany
ha'e %\on doubles at several tournaments
in Freeport and r\\ o months ago they made
it into the semi-finals of the doubles in
Bobb) Russell, tennis coach at the
Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour,
would like to see more )oung people "for
tennis." Eer since he started coaching
three \ears ago, he has been a dedicated
advocate of the sport which he feels is
much neglected on Abaco. "We have so
much potential here, and there is a lot still
to be discovered," said Bobby, who is
always on the lookout for competition
material. Bobby bemoans the fact that
Abaco has no public tennis courts and lit-
tle tennis awareness or appreciation.
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Participant of the Marsh Harbout Saiing Club Regana, the Tenth Annual Homer Cla%
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Andrew Wilhoyte, Donnie Martinborough, Liann Key Kaighin, Charlie Cooke, Jim
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August 1st. 2000 The Abaconian Page 13
This is the impression of one of the
Boy Scouts who visited Abaco recently on
the Sea Adventure program which gives
the boys a chance to experience sailing in
the beautiful waters of Abaco.
By Eagle Scout Ben Friday
Indian Springs, Alabama
Our crew of eight arrived from
Birmingham, Alabama on July 5, 2000.
We were all from Boy Scouts of
America's Troop 254 with five young men
and three adults. After our initial briefings
on land by the program director and on our
boat, a 51 foot Morgan, we did our swim
test. With all passing, we were good to go
for our one week adventure sailing in the
Every person we met during our stay
was helpful and friendly from our taxi dri-
vers to all store and restaurant locals. Our
captain was JeffZavatsky and after spend-
ing the first night on his boat, the
Navarchus, we headed to Mermaid Reef. It
was super as we saw over 30 different
kinds of beautiful fish while snorkeling.
We especially liked the 100-pound
grouper that came up to us like a friendly
dog. Our first anchor was off shore at
Great Guana Cay.
We awoke anchored among about 54
boats here for the Regatta. Each morning
we took a swim around the boat before
breakfast. There was no problem getting
the crew in as Captain Jeff shouted as he
dived in, "Last one cleans the head!" Each
night we pulled two deep two hour anchor
watches. We then sailed to Treasure Island
and explored the hurricane damaged
resort. Later at Fowl Cay we saw over 70
different kinds of fish.
Big winds blew during our next night,
up to 20 knots, but the pancakes for break-
fast were great. We visited Man-O-War
Cay and Hope Town where we stayed the
night in the harbour. Sunday morning we
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attended St. James Methodist. Church and
then climbed the extraordinary lighthouse.
We then sailed, to the Bight of Old
Robinson to spend the night. Next day we
fished in the Atlantic east off Lynyard Cay
and then travelled back to Lubber's Cay to
snorkel and spend the night. As we sailed
into Marsh Harbour to really clean the boat
and prepare it for the next crew, we real-
ized a trip we will never forget was com-
ing to an end. We are taking back with us
a lot of good stories about great fun and
adventure we had in Abaco.
Boy Scouts Clean
By Capt. Richard Canfleld
On July 20 Boy Scouts from Derry,
New Hampshire, and Chicago, Illinois,
joined with local Abaco Boy Scouts under
the leadership of Drexel Major to pick up
trash from Crossing Beach. T\ent3-se\en
Scouts removed over 40 large bags of trash
from the beach. Afterwards, the Scouts
played volleyball and horseshoes. The
morning ended with a big cookout to say
thanks to the Scouts for all their efforts.
This summer's activity is part of a contin-
uing program to foster friendship and
cooperation between Bahamian and US
Boy Scouts from Chicaig. Illinois, and Derry. New Hampshire cleaned Crossing Beach
in Marsh Harbour along with local scours under the leadership of Drexel Major. They
collected over 40 bags of garbage. This is an annual event whch ends with a cookout
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The Abaco Goombay Festival is prov-
ing once again to be a popular experience
for both our visitors and Bahamians. The
Festival is held every other Friday night
and the venue varies between Marsh
Harbour and the Treasure Cay ferry dock.
On July 14 the Goombay celebration was
in Marsh Harbour and featured the Royal
Bahamas Police Pops Band, a very popu-
lar group which kept the crowd going until
the early morning hours.
Interspersed with the music were a
limhn cnmnetitionn a dance cnmnetitinn
contests and games. Tyrone Williams with
his Rake & Scrape band, T Time, proved
to be very popular. Steel pan player and
soloist Count Beradino entertained the
crowd. The evening climaxed with a fire
works display to celebrate Independence.
The schedule for Goombay for the
remainder of the summer includes August
4 and August 11 at Treasure Cay ferry
dock and winds up for this summer on
August 25 in Marsh Harbour.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band entertained the crowds celebrating
Goombay on July 14 in Marsh Harbour. Goombay Festival will move to Treasure Cay
dock on August 4 and 11 and will return to Marsh Harbour on August 25.
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After High Schooll What?
After High School What?
By Isobel Sherman
In the past few weeks I have talked to a
few parents who have sons or daughters
entering their last year of high school in
September 2000. The parents want to
know how to go about getting a further
education for their young people. As usual
this got my brain to thinking.
Maybe it is because I have known since
my child was born she would continue her
education beyond high school no matter
what. We began to do our investigating
and writing for information in the summer
after grade 9. We got very positive
responses from the colleges we wrote to
Students entering grade 12 in the fall
need to write for information as soon as
possible. Include in the letter a request for
an application form and financial aid
Where do you get the addresses? There
are books giving basic information about
many colleges that are sold in bookstores
in the United States and Nassau. One is
Peterson's Guide to Colleges and another
is the College Board Handbook. These list
all four-year and two-year colleges in the
United States and names by state. They
tell the cost, how much financial aid is
available, majors that are available and the
number of students as well as the entrance
Do not worry so much about the
entrance requirements. Most colleges
require students to prove they have the
equivalent of a high school diploma in the
Bahamas by producing BGCSE
Certificates with grades that are passing
for college. In the Bahamas that is a Grade
of D or better but some schools want C or
better. The Testing and Evaluation Section
of the Ministry of Education and Youth
will produce individual letters to particu-
lar schools, if necessary, because the actu-
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December even though a computer print-
out is available in August. The admissions
counselor at Palm Beach Atlantic College
said last summer that acceptance is on the
provision of the BGCSE results and they
really do not like the grade of D.
Once you have written for the informa-
tion and received it, then it is time to read
it thoroughly and see if your child is still
interested in the particular school. You
can always write back and ask questions.
If you are on the Internet, you have an
added advantage as you can actually visit
the campus via the Internet. All of the
above should have been done by the time
a student is in grade 11. In fact, if you
wish to attend college, in grade 10 the stu-
dents should choose academic subjects for
studying for BGCSE examinations.
Finances should be considered but one
must also know that financial aid is avail-
able to foreign students by some colleges.
There are many scholarships here in the
Bahamas to attend colleges abroad.
By the beginning of Grade 12 letters for
applications should be filled out and
returned to the college or university.
It is important that college-bound stu-
dents take the SAT examination. This is
given locally twice per year at Forest
Heights Academy, in December and in
May. This exam is an achievement exam
which many colleges require to qualify for
entrance. It is always wise to have a stu-
dent take this exam more than once as
their score will usually improve each time
they take it. The PSAT exam can be taken
beginning in grade 10. This is a test many
colleges use to judge as one of their entry
requirements. Unfortunately, many
Bahamian students find it very difficult
especially in math. Quite a bit of the math
is not covered by the BGCSE syllabus.
However, that is only one criteria and not
the only criteria for entrance into college.
L i I r c f Ji
Even the College of the Bahamas now
uses the SAT as a way of entrance into
A visit to the school could be most
helpful but that can only be done if you
have planned early enough. Otherwise, the
Internet might be the better choice.
Writing letters with specific questions
brings good results. A college will usually
take the time to answer every question.
Looking for and applying for college
admission is a family process and parents
must take an active role in the process. It
is time consuming and involves research,
but it is time that will be well spent.
Look for more tips in later stories and
issues of The Abaconian.
Marsh Harbour Boat Yard has recently installed a mobile boat lift which can han-
dle boats up to 100 feet long and 85 tons. Shown above is the first yacht they hauled
in July for repairs. They offer full service marine repairs.
IBar and Grill
at Guana Beach Resort
Casual Poolside Dining
Open for Lunch and Dinner
Daily Lunch Specials
Steak and Seafood Grill with live entertainment
Free hors d'ourves and Happy hour 5-7 p.m.
Full menu available everyday
Try our new "Hurricane Floyd"
our famous world
Ask about our "beach bag special"
Tel: 365-5133 or call VHF 16
CIBC Can Take You
to a Higher Level in Mortgages
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By Stephanie Humblestone
On the 18th of July the computer room
of Abaco Central High School was van-
dalised. Ten computer monitors, four
computers and several keyboards were
damaged by black ink and tile adhesive.
Jeff Mills, the maintenance officer at the
school, reported the incident to the Marsh
Harbour Police when he came to work that
morning. He noticed that the southern
entrance to the building had been forced.
The monetary damage is yet to be
assessed. Police are investigating.
By Isobel Sherman
In a recent announcement the Bahamian
Government stated that loans up to
$20,000 per year or a total of $80,000 will
be made available to Bahamian students
Damage to the Computer Lab at Abaco Central High School .as e Xtensi e causing
thousands of dollars worth of damage. There is no security at the school and the school
is in an isolated location. The Central District Council is hoping to have enough funds
in their budget to provide security for both the high school and Central Abaco Primary.
who are studying for their Bachelors
degree abroad. This includes the United
States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
This government-backed loan program
will replace the current program of gov-
ernment giving students loans of $4000
per year which was inadequate to get the
student through a year of higher education.
The loans will be available at the Royal
Bank of Canada at an eight percent inter-
est rate of which government will pay four
percent. The loan will be in the student's
name, not the parents' name. The student,
therefore, must be 18 years of age. The
repayment of the loan will commence six
months after graduation when the student
is employed in his chosen profession.
Ms. Cniulia Curry is shioi\n reccn ing the ke)s to a new house. The marcnalrcil, ere
provided by The Disaster Emergency Fund and volunteers did the labour. The group
shown above are, I to r, Mr. Everette Hart, Island Administrator, Mr. Cubell Davis
Sr., Rev. Roland Swain, Mr. Jason Swain, Deputy Chief Councillor, Ms. Curry and
Mr. Ronnie Johnson, member of the Murphy Town committee.
A Frederick's Agency
SBahamas Custom Brokers
Import & Exports Air & Sea
Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay & Green Turtle Cay
P.O. Box AB-20468
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas I
Tel: 242-367-2333 Fax: 367-3136
A Company Dedicated to the Development
and Growth of Abaco
Property Management and Maintenance
Heavy Equipment Work
Environmental Impact Assessment
Inter-Island Ship Charters
Job Placement & Courier Services
plus MIany More Services
Phone 367-5250 or 367-5251 Fax 367-5252
P.O. Box AB 20097 Marsh Harbour, Abaco
"We Are a One Stop Shop"
John F. Bethell
John H. Bethell
W. Mike Malone
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can help me start
4 That's why I chose
I opened an
INTEREST CHEQUING ACCOUNT
and CB helped me with
an AUTO EXPRESS loan for my new car.
I've now applied for my LOT LOAN.
With CB's help, my future is looking GREAT!9 9
The bank for Bahamians with places to go!
August lst. 2000
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Dictated by ASP McPhee to Stephanie
Humblestone by phone and in person
Martin James Bootle, alias "The Duke,"
was arrested in Cooper's Town on July 6
for possession of seven containers of
cocaine and 23 pieces of rock cocaine. He
was charged with possession and with
intent to supply.
Imagine for a moment that you are
moving. Today is the day. Rather than let-
ting the movers pack up all your belong-
ings, you decide to lighten the load. You
put your refrigerator, microwave, freezer,
gas grill, swing set, and riding mower in
the yard with a sign that says "FREE take
Sound ridiculous! Maybe not. When
selling your home, you are selling "real
estate" defined as the land and any
improvements, i.e. house, garage, etc. This
is generally believed to include anything
that is permanently attached, i.e. built-in
range/oven, drapery rods, etc.
Personal property is defined as "every-
thing else" not permanently attached, i.e.
curtains, fireplace tools, lawn mower, etc.
When buyers make an offer to purchase
your home unfurnished, the sale includes
only the real estate. You are under no
obligation to include personal property. If,
however, you plan to leave the refrigera-
tor, stove, microwave, furniture and so on,
have your real estate agent include them in
your listing agreement. That leaves no
doubt as to what goes and what stays.
To avoid having to give away items of
personal property, pack them away out of
sight. This removes the temptation of buy-
ers to ask that they are included in the pur-
chase price. If you do include other items
when selling, be certain that an inventory
is attached to the sales contract.
Have a clear understanding with your
agent about personal property.
Give a Gift
your friends away
"Abaco's Best Rental Fleet"
At the Head of the Harbour
Daily 3-Day Weekly
$100 $270 $595
$150 $380 $850
Fishing & Snorkeling Gear
Bait, Ice & Guides
P.O. Box AB20419
Two Floridians, Bruce Western and
Thomas Yardley, were arrested July 7 for
fishing in Bahamian waters without a valid
permit. They appeared in the Magistrates
Court charged with Breach of the Fisheries
Act and were fined $2000.
Lucien Stratton of Marsh Harbour
reported on July 11 the theft of tools from
To avoid later misunderstandings, have
your realtor provide an inventory list of
what is staying with the house to the
clients at the time of the showing.
the shed of his residence.
Marsh Harbour ]Police recovered a .380
pistol in a wooded area of Marsh Harbour
on July 12. The pistol was loaded with one
A stolen vessel was reported July 13
from Treasure Cay Marina. It was a 29-
foot 1992 white Wellcraft with twin 100
In Hard Bargain, Moore's Island, a
mother reported on July 17 that her 12-
year-old daughter had been sexually
assaulted. The police are interviewing a
A visitor to Abaco Beach Resort from
the Carolinas, Mr. Wendell Love, was
robbed July 18 of $1600 from his wallet
when his room was broken into.
In Marsh Harbour sometime between
Shipping & Freight Clearing
Imports & Exports by Air & Sea
Cruising Permits Extended
Boat Duties Handled
"One Call Does it All"
Tel:(242) 367-2089, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Visit our waterfront office on Front Street
26 slip full service marina an
July 17 and 18 the premises of Bill Swain
& Son Construction Company was broken
into. Nothing was reported stolen.
Marsh Harbour resident Kathleen
Wilson had $400 stolen from her handbag
on July 17.
In Treasure Cay a mother reported on
July 20 that her ten-year-old daughter was
sexually molested when a man broke into
ASP McPhee commented, "We wish to
thank members of the public who have
assisted the Police Force in the suppres-
sion of crime. We look forward to their
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* Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Programs for Weddings, Events,
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School Year Books Laminations
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The Abaconian Page 19
Graduate Does Well
By Isobel Sherman
Lamond Davis, a 1997 graduate of
Abaco Central High School, graduated at
the top of his class as an apprentice chef at
ceremonies held on July 11 from the
Bahamas Hotel Training College, Freeport
Campus. During his three-year apprentice-
ship at Club Fortuna, Lamond participated
in many culinary competitions in the
Bahamas and in the United States as part of
teams from the Bahamas Hotel Training
College. Lamond won gold and silver
medals in these competitions, the latest one
being in KentuckN where the team won a
Lamond would like to continue his edu-
cation so that he can get a full degree in
hotel catering and teach some day.
However, due to a lack of funds he will be
working under the chef at a new resort
opening on Grand Bahama until he can get
the funds necessary to continue his educa-
tion in the United States.
Lamond was a student at Abaco Central
who turned his academic life around in
grade 10 and graduated as the Most
Improved Student as well as receiving
many subject prizes including the one in
Food and Nutrition. Congratulations,
Lamond, from a teacher who is very proud
By Stephanie Humblestone
In early July Nurse Moultrie Brown took
over from Nurse Peggy Cooper as Chief
Nursing Officer at the Marsh Harbour
Government Clinic. Originally from North
Eleuthera. Nurse Brown gre\\ up in Nassau
where she completed much of her basic
training at the Princess Margaret Hospital.
She amended further courses in Florida and
qualified in midwifery in Nassau in 1985.
She brings to her present position experi-
ence in many government clinics in New
Providence and the Family Islands.
Working under her are four registered nurs-
es and two auxiliaries. The clinic also has
trained emergency medical staff. Nurse
Brown is setling in well and has a very
favourable impression of Abaco.
The funeral for .enneth NMcKinneN. 82.
was held in Crossing Rocks on Jul\ 22 at
the SL Marks Baptlst Church in Crossing
Rocks. Officiating was Rev. Mervin
Burrows assisted by Rev. Napoleon
Roberts and Elder Leris Cornish.
Interment was in the Crossing Rocks
He is survived by his wife Elease
McKinne:y daughter Sheila Pratt; sons
Stanle). Manenders and Kenneth Jr; sister
Muriel Russell; grandchildren Greg. Ray,
Eric Jr, Kendria and Neoshie McKinnev
and Nickey Pratt; great grandchildren
Gregory, Giovanni and Trae Bain and
Kanisha Murray: daughters-in-law Betty
and Joclen McKinney; son-in-law
Glenston Pratt; sisters-in-law Effie Walker
and Merlene McKinney; brothers-in-law
Charles Carroll and Capt. Ernest Dean;
nieces; nephew s, and man. other relatives
CURRY'S FOOD STORE .%^7.
Located on the water front
7 h B Customer docking. Homemade bread
Sl Complete line of groceries% .
________Frozen Foods. Fresh Fruit n s & Vegetapbles t : -
Block & Crushed Ice
Green Turtle Ca3 .baco. Bahamas o &W S
Tel: 242-365-4171 .
-. r fr Fax: 242-365-4072 S
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You've Earned the Right....
Bank of The Bahamas Limited
Commencement of Offering: *l l T^ ^" ?1 lllI
Tuesday, Juinvites the Bank's shareholders t exeiseheir Right
oseof ffein its first Rights ri
R<.NiK OP TNK* DAAl4lM IA. lMTe .
Personalized copes of the Offering Circular are being mailed to all shareholders.
For further Information contact:
In Nassau: In Grand Bahama: In Andros: In Abaco:
PurchaseBank of The Bahamas Limited Ban of The Bahamas Limited Bank of The Baham Limited Colina Insurance CompanyBahamas Limited
SMam Branch, ,,ahi ,,,, Charlotte Streets *Eight Mile Rock Branch *Kemphs Bay *Stratton Drve, Marsh Harbour
AndVillage Road Branch, Village Road Freeport Branch Bank ne Fepo *Mangrove Cay
Colina Financial Advisors Ltd. Or Call:
*2nd Floor. Goodman's Bay Corporate Centre, In Inagua: In San Sal ador: Colina Financial Advisors Ltd.
CommWe could have offered our shares to the general public, but at
Bank of The Bahamas Limited We Put Our Shareholders First
BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED
lose of Offering:"Growing ith The Bahamas"
Friday, August 11, 2000 at 5 pm
*.,.NV. *-P "M I b.'jEM 4 U6M)TVu'
Personalized copies of the Offering Circular are being mailed to all shareholders.
For further Information contact:
In Nassau: In Grand-Bahama: In Andros: In Abaco:
Bank of The Bahamas Limited Bank of The Bahamas Limited Bank of The Bahamas Limited Colina Insurance Company Limited
WMain Branch, I .,,j Charlotle Streets *Elghl Mile Rock Branch *Kemp eoBay' *StratlonDrive, Marsh Harbour
*village Road Branch, Village Road *Freeport Branch, Bank lane, Freeport *Mangrove Cay
Colina Financial Advisors Ltd. Or Call:
*2nd Floor. Goodman's Bay Corporate Centre, In Inagua: In San Salt ador: Colina Financial Advisors Ltd.
Wr'i Bay Street a 242-503-7010
Bank of The Bahamas Limited Bank of The Bahamas; Limited Arassau
*Matthew Town *Cockburn Town
We could have offered our shares to the general public, but at
Bank of The Bahamas Limited We Put Our Shareholders First
BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED
"Growing Wlith The Bahamas"
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Page 20 The Abaconian
Local Government at Work
MH Town Committee
Madam Chairman Yvonne Key told
the Committee that Mr. Vincent Higgs of
Abaco Tug and Transport would be remov-
ing the remnants of Crossing Beach dock at
no charge. Eighty pilings will have to be
A letter from Mr. Herbert Key stating he
does not want any Goombay participants
on his premises at Dove Plaza was referred
to the Police and Tourism as well as central
government. It is not a matter for the Marsh
Harbour Town Committee to consider.
Chief Councillor Silbert Mills asked
Mrs. Key for a list of streets in Marsh
Harbour which needed to be paved. She
submitted the list and read the names of the
There was discussion on the parking
problems at Crossing Beach. Mrs. Key
counted 64 cars that morning parked there
at 7 a.m. She suggested that the Town
Committee form a sub-committee to rec-
ommend some long term planning for
Mrs. Key reported new houses have
been built in areas of Pigeon Peas since the
fire and that decisive measure must be
taken to stop further construction..
The All Abaco Regatta Committee met
July 20 and set the dates of October 26, 27
and 28 for the All Abaco Regatta. This sail-
ing event is a Bahamian work boat regatta.
The popular Royal Bahamas Police Pop
Band will be contacted for musical enter-
tainment along with local bands and D J's.
The SeaLink and another ocean ferry
may bring people with their cars from
Nassau to Sandy Point. Those with cars
can drive to the site while busses will be
provided for ferry passengers without cars.
An area is now being reviewed near Rocky
Point, south of the Sandy Point settlement,
for an automobile ramp for the SeaLink.
The passage from Nassau to Sandy Point
may be as quick as two and a half hours.
The next meeting will be August 10 at
the Court Room in Cooper's Town.
GYM & BOUTIQUE
Crosstrainer by ifefiess
Single station units &
Free weights by York
Boutique features lines by Nike
Jumping Joy, Russell
Athletic & more
Mon Fri 6 a.m. -9 p.. Sat 7 a.m. 5 p.m.
Daily $8- Weekly $32- Monthly $55
3 Months $150 6 Months $270 Yeady $475
Marsh Harbour 367-4613
Central Abaco Dist. Council 18 July
Council received their budget figure of
$1 million for the ensuing fiscal year from
Central Government. This is the same as
allocated last year. It was quickly agreed to
give each town exactly the same amount as
their last year's amount.
Members then spent three hours looking
carefully at Council's allocation as they
badly wanted to hire security guards for the
two government schools and cut the van-
dalism. This was accomplished by cutting
other areas and finding savings in areas of
less importance than the need for the secu-
rity staff. It is Council's firm belief that
proper security will reduce the excessive
amounts now spent on maintenance due to
constant vandalism. Seven persons were
wanted to provide coverage at both schools
but only four can be afforded at this time.
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Bahamas Realty Limited Abaco
P. 0. Box AB20856
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire
Department and the Trauma One ambu-
lance service were each granted an
increased allowance. Grants to Tourism,.
Junkanoo and the All Abaco Regatta were
On almost half an acre of oceanfront, this offering is one of the few ocean front
holdings available on Elbow Cay. The residence is located within easy walking
distance of the amenities that Hope Town has to offer. A three-story residence,
the home offers luxury island living and income. The ground floor encompasses a
I bedroom, 1 bath apartment with tile floors, central air-conditioning, and well-
equipped kitchen. Two upper floors contain a well-appointed two bedroom, two
bath townhouse-style residence, a perfect owner's residence. Fully air-
conditioned, the upper stories have views of the Atlantic, lighthouse and harbour.
Sales Price: $815,000.00
This two-story home is built of concrete clad in Dryvit exterior finish. Three bed-
room andl two baths plus a great room, with a fully equipped open kitchen, oo-
cupy the second floor. The lower level duplicates the floor plan with a kitchen-
ette. Charming custom touches enliven the family room here. The home is tiled
throughout and is air conditioned. 1,400 square feet of open and covered terraces,
a private sun deck and outdoor shower contribute to the feeling of expansiveness.
A two-car garage and utility room provide storage. Two separate master suites
make this residence ideal for an extended family or corporate retreat
Sales Price: S595,00.00
Abaco Tug & Transport
Tug & Barge Work
SAND & ROCK DELVERIES BARGE LOAOS ONLY
Containers & Building Materials
MVIarine Construction & Development
Dock & Sea Wall Construction
Hi Tide Boat Lifts
Excavation / Land Clearing
On the waterfront at the end of the Key Club Road
P.O. Box AB 20285, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-4011 Fax 367-4018
DUTY FREE SHOPPING
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* Private Gated Community
* Designer Interiors Available
* Freshwater Pool & Spa
* Optional Detached Garages
* Terrific Rental Income
* Bank Financing to
Announcing Phase 5:
from $33500plus closing costs
Broker Participation invited
S .. .One of
the 10 Best
S. in the World"
S ,, Treasure Cay Resort
Area Amenit ies include:
S, Spectacular 3/2 mile
S ,I White Sand Beach
150 slip Marina
Only four units per building g15 sp Ma
Yachts to 140 feet
18 hole Championship
& Scuba Diving
& Duty Free Shopping
(6,500 foot runway)
Real Etate prlfesvidnal or:
Bahama Beach Club
VP.O. Box AB 22275
Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
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More Nes o the Cays
Cays From Page 5
Sheeting; 3rdl Elizabeth Hendri\ and
After the awards \were presented, the
children %were treated to ice cream and the
grand finale was a spectacular fireworks
show on the beach. Thanks to the people
w ho donated ice cream and to those who
procured the permits for the fireworks.
Nathaniel and Candace Malone,
Harrison and Cameron AlburN. Leola and
Joel Sweeting ,vere baptized on June 25.
They are members of the Church of God
on Man-O-War. Also baptized that da\
were Dandy Lake Underwood and her
granddaughter, Lea Spivey.
Congratulations to Crystal Sawyer
and Charlotte Roberts ho graduated front
Forest Height Academ% this year Crystal
graduated \ ith High Honours and was the
Salutatorian of the graduating class. She
also received top honours for mathemat-
ics. religion and office practice and hon-
ourable mention for computing and
English. Charlotte received honourable
mention for office practice.
Students from Man-O-War \,ho were
not in the graduating class also earned
awards. Joshua Malone received first
place for computer studies. Heather
Weatherford received most improved
award for computer studies. Nathaniel
Malone received first place for computer
Don A.lbbury, Fied Sweenng and Hazvel McDonald on the Slippery Pole at the Man-O-
War Independence Day Festivities.
Laine's Kurls & Kuts
"A Unisex Salon"
Matrix and Paul Mitchell
Products and Accessories
Elaine Summerville, Manager
Tues. Sat* 9am 5pm
Beside Abaco Hardware 367-3623
' Vr I Venus Swimwear also available
& Very Intimate Apparel
studies and honourable mention for sci-
ence and music. Margo Albur- receded
first place for religious knowledge and
honourable mention for geography and cit-
izenship She w\is also named stockbroker
of the \ear. Marsha Sands received first
place in citizenship. She also received
awards for being on the Honour Roll e\er.
grading period ind having perfect atten-
Awards Day at
Man-O-War School held its annual
awards ceremony% on June 29. Mrs. Kellie
Please See Cays
C. r'stal 3awyer
A & W TRAVEL
Travel is our business
We'll get you where you want o go....
Treasure Cay 365-8507 Tel: (242) 367-2806/2577
Green Turtle Cay 365-4140 Fax: (242) 367-3219
An invitation is extended to our
_... Abaco friends to join us for breakfast,
lunch or dinner at our marina patio
41-, or in our air conditioned dining room.
Breakfast specials extend until
i 10:30 a.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m.
,-i, on Sundays. Visit us for a mid-day
lunch, perhaps a fabulous pizza.
No need to drive home in the dark. Be an Early Bird. Every
2nd Wednesday is Theme Night in the Spinnaker Restaurant,
dance to Junkanoo Music. Thursday night is Pizza night at the
Got a sweet tooth ... our delicious cakes
and pastries are prepared by Chef Gary
Hudson. Or perhaps our 8 varieties of ice
cream and sorbets are more to your liking.
A party of two presenting this ad from now
through the year 2000 will receive a free cock-
S tail and a party of four will receive a bottle of
wine with dinner. This is our way of welcom-
ing you to a fine dining experience.
As a special bonus to our Abaco
friends only and based on availability,
you will receive a special room rate of
$75 per night (double occupancy) sub-
ject to availability.
Come spend the weekend with us. -
Call 365-8535 or 365-8469 for avail- ----
ability and reservations.
A & K Liquor
AND CENTRAL LIQUORS
European & American Beer
Liquors Wines Cordials
A wide selection at attractive prices
I)UTY FREE *
A & K Liquor Queen Elizabeth Dr.
One short block from the Union Jack Dock
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
VHF Channel 16 Tel: 242-367-2179
Don Mackay Boulevard 367-2966
Also at Boat Harbour'* 367-2881
Auust 1st. 2000 The Abaconlan Page 23
A Summary of
The government has the responsibil-
ity to protect and manage the fishing
resources for the.benefit of the Bahamian
people. The intent of the laws is to allow
visitors to catch fish for their immediate
enjoyment but not to compete with com-
mercial Bahamian fishermen. The follow-
ing guidelines apply mainly to visitors.
Fishing from a boat owned by a non-
Bahamian requires a fishing permit for the
boat. This is usually purchased by cruising
boats when clearing Customs on entering
the Bahamas. The permit fee is $20 for one
visit or $150 annually. The permit is valid
for all people on board. Foreign owned
boats, even if registered in the Bahamas,
must obtain the sportfishing license before
the occupants begin fishing. Locally, per-
mits may be purchased in Cooper's Town
and Marsh Harbour from the Fisheries
Boats owned by Bahamians do not
need a permit for recreational fishing. This
includes 100% Bahamian-owned rental
Non-Bahamian fishermen in a boat
are "restricted to hook and line" with a
maximum limit of six lines in the water.
Anyone may use an electric reel but only
five hooks per line are allowed. Six or
more hooks on a line is considered long-
lining which is illegal.
There are restricted areas where fish-
ing is not allowed by any means by any
person. The Pelican Cay Park and the
Fowl Cay Preserve are two areas in central
Abaco where this would apply. No marine
resource may be taken from the park areas.
Marine resources include everything in the
water; fish, shells, rocks and seaweed.
Since the marine parks do not have
signs and fenceposts, it is wise to give
them extra clearance so there is no ques-
tion as to your location. The Fisheries offi-
cers strongly suggest that you do not com-
bine a fishing trip with a visit to a park. If
a Fisheries officer boards your boat in a
park and finds fish on board, problems will
ensue since you cannot prove where they
were caught. Also, if you are out deep sea
fishing and a Fisheries officer finds dive
equipment on board as well as fish, prob-
lems may arise.
Spear-fishing is not allowed by any-
one in the coastal zone of Abaco defined
as within two hundred yards from the
coast of Abaco as measured at the low-
water mark. This prohibited zone is the
same for all Family Islands except
Freeport which has a one mile exclusion
Recreational divers may not spear
fish, or catch conch or crawfish while
using an underwater air supply of any
Commercial Bahamian fishermen
need a license to catch crawfish with a
compressor but cannot use SCUBA gear.
Licensed Bahamian fishermen may fish by
free diving to any depth, but are restricted
to the 30 to 60-foot zone when using com-
pressed air and having a compressed air
license and then only to catch crawfish
during the season.
All divers may spear fish while free
diving but are not allowed to use power
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Janes, principal, welcomed everyone and
Mr. Larry Elkins, teacher, then gave the
highlights of the Nassau field trip.
The children wanted to have a talent
show for the end of the year program. They
practiced and put the show on themselves
with no adult participation. It was a huge
success. The show started with a song per-
formed by the trio of Hilarry Roberts,
Candace Malone and Kristen Hoard. Cassie
Albury displayed her beautiful shell art pro-
jects. Edouard Matille recited three short
poems and Andrew Janes recited a poem as
well. Garrett Sands performed imperson-
ations of some of his classmates and ended
his act with an Elvis Presley impression.
Gabrielle Manni's talent was swimming,
and she brought some of her medals and
trophies to show her skill. Beth Albury read
an original poem and Adrianna Phillpot
played the piano. Man-O-War is just burst-
ing with talent!
The awards closed the program. All
students received at least two awards. One
is the Dubious Achievement Award which
vi pokes gentle fun at some of the student's
" little quirks or funny experiences during the
school year. The Achievement Certificates
were then presented. This year's winner of
the Arthur S. Hansen trophy for the highest
average went to second grader Kristen
Hoard, who scored a 97.23 average for the
year. A new award was presented this year.
The Amber Nicole Bethel Memorial Award
goes to the students who best lives his or
her religion. This award will be given each
year. A plaque will hang in the school foyer
With each year's winner recorded. The stu-
dent is also presented with a Bible. Little
Amber was a first grade student at the
school who perished in a tragic fire inher
home on the morning of October 23, 1999.
The faculty at the school wished to
preserve her memory by instituting this
award. The award this year went to Beth
The faculty would like to thank all the
parents and community members who
helped in various ways during the school
In the last edition in the picture of the
children from Man-O-War school with the
Prime Minister, Brian Albury was incor-
rectly identified as Michal Albury.
Apologies to Brian and his family.
Body Builder Wins
Arthur Elden began this year's body
building competitions by winning fourth
place in the Over 50 Masters Division in the
Sunshine Muscle Classic in West Palm
Beach in March. He traveled to Freeport for
the Northern Bahamas Championship in
June where he placed second in the Masters
Division. The East Coast Muscle Classic in
Melbourne, Florida, took place in July, This
time Arthur reached the number one spot
winning the Masters Division over 50 East
Arthur's next competition will be inAugust
at the Southern States Championships in
Fort Lauderdale. He is still seeking spon-
sors to assist in his travel expense. 4e can
be contacted at 365-6128. Arthur is 57
years old and has been competing 1or40
years both locally and internationally.
28th children between the ages of 5 and 16
met at the Hope Town Sailing Club for the
eighth annual summer camp. "We have had
as many as ninety this summer but we aver-
age about forty a day," said Marjorie
Laughlin, one of the camp organizers and
wife of Jim, who started the camp.
This year, as usual, there have been as
many volunteers as activities. From wind-
surfing and sailing to soccer and basketball,
the children have been kept busy along with
the counselors who have stayed on their
toes entertaining the campers and keeping a
watchful eye on the little ones.
For Ellen Hardy, a resident of Hope
Town, it has been a fulfilling experience.
She described it as "challenging" but she
would not have missed it. Ellen, like many
others, has dedicated a large chunk of her
summer to giving the children a good time.
She swam, sailed and played on Tahiti
Beach with them on sunny days and taught
arts and crafts at the Sailing Club with them
on overcast and rainy days.
Others, too, like Mike and Anne Adair
from Florida have brought their expertise to
the camp by teaching windsurfig. Some
volunteers offered their services while on
vacation while others stayed the entire
duration of the camp.
The Laughlins wish to thank the many indi-
viduals who have given selflessly of their
time and the kind sponsorship of the Hope
Town Sailing Club.
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The Pine Forest
Augus st 2000 The Abaconian Paae 25
- Part Two
By John Hedden
A series of articles about the ecology of
the Bahamian (Abaco) pine forest.
In the last article we talked about the
early stages of coppice type vegetation and
the effects of animals (crabs) on the cop-
pice ecology. If we continue moving east-
erly and overland away from the marls, we
enter the pine forest. Our first concern
quite naturally is to keep a sharp lookout
for poisonwood which always seems to
lurk closely by. We must watch our step
due to the crevices and potholes (and a
nasty twisted ankle). Finding a solid point
we look up and see the two separate tree
layers of the forest. The higher pine tree
storey allows lots of light to come through
while the secondary canopy or understorey
is made up of softwood and hardwood
shrubs and trees coppicee). This layer
allows less light to penetrate.
We may be lucky and glimpse the hairy
'woodpecker mo\ ing behind a pine trunk to
avoid our gaze. If not, we almost certainly
will hear and see the noisy West Indian
woodpecker with its bright red crown and
tummy. Snaking up into the pine storey,
the vines of the Virginia creeper curl and
twist around the trunks covering them with
a thick mass of foliage on their journey
towards the heavens.
If we are out here early enough in the
morning, the mists and fogs swirling
around the tree trunks will allow us spell-
bound glimpses of chic charneys and yae-
hoos who inhabit these areas. Among
these brushes with the magical would be
the sight of our native coontie emerging
from the forest floor, pushing a rosette of
palm like fronds upwards and spreading
over, revealing a spectacular bright red
fruit containing maybe a hundred bright
fleshy seeds. The coontie or bay rush
grows out of a think bulbous underground
stem (similar to a sweet potato) full of
Many hundreds of years ago the
Lucayans and Arawaks harvested this
tuber (they called it yuquilla) as a source
of starch for food. However, before eating,
the tuber was roughly grated into water
and allowed to soak so as to remove the
deadly poisons contained in the flesh.
Cooking further destroyed these toxins.
Today, of course, the coontie is used more
as an ornamental along with other mem-
bers of the cycad family known as the sago
Even more interesting is the associated
butterfly, the Atala Hairstreak. This butter-
fly lays its eggs exclusively on the coontie,
the caterpillars feeding, making cocoons
and emerging as adults all on this one
plant. The relationship is good for both
because the butterfly also pollinates the
coontie "flowers." The hairstreak is
notable for many reasons a few of which
follow. The adult is perhaps an inch or so
long, almost black with bright metallic
blue glimpses along it, but with a most
striking orange part on the body which is a
warning to would-be predators (perhaps
because of its poisonous diet). This is the
same butterfly which always seems to be
purposely crossing the highway in the pine
yard just as the car you are in swoops
down and swallows it through the radiator
grill. But alas we are not here to dream of
fairy tales and myths and days gone by
which still live on for those who have seen
The pine forest lower storey also has its
magical qualities for the flowers of the
wild guava, five finger, palmettos and the
pigeon berry with its bright blue flowers
and golden fruit all add to the beauty that
exists in this hot and unshaded place. We
may also see the purple flower of the pine
orchid growing out of seeming rock.
The land beneath our feet is very harsh
being made up of thick crusty limestone
pock-marked with potholes and hollows to.
trap one's feet. Yet out of this rockland the..
pine and broadleaf bush grow and thrives,
often so thickly it is impossible to push our
way through. This is the pine land, host to
so many bird species, including the Abaco
parrot, the elusive Kirtland's warbler, the
Cuban grassquit, woodpeckers, rad tailed
hawks, owls and, of course, the vulture or
buzzard. Each one has its own specific
function here in the ecology of the wood-
land. Here also we find the curly tailed
lizard, the anoles and the boas, all con-
tributing to the balance of life from their
burrows and holes amongst the greenery.
At night the atmosphere comes alive
with the blinking lights of the fireflies and
the lightning bugs, signalling each other
with the non-ending ritual of flickering
sexuality and reproduction. During the day
we will be pestered by the doctor fly and
the yellow Hanna, both of which can draw
a good welt and a sizeable pool of blood.
Here is the pine forest where the days
are hot and the nights very cool, being on
average some 10 degrees colder than the
coppice land and the coastal settlements of
the island. Here in the pine forest where
the introduction of exotics (not native)
such as the wild domestic cat, the hog,
man and now the raccoon will all have
their own specific effect on its ecology.
The pine forest was considered by past
generations to be essentially worthless and
so named the pine barrens. It is only in the
last 100 years with the coming of large
scale lumbering and now with the use of
mechanised agricultural land equipment
that the economic value of the pine ) ard
has been realized. All of these and other
physical aspects of nature such as fire and
hurricanes will have their own effect on
the ecological succession in the pine com-
In the Northern Bahamas the pine forest
is the apparent dominant ecotype and to-
some becomes boring with mile after mile
of endless drives with no other view than a
solid wall of fire blackened Bahamian pine
tree trunks. It may seem odd that only
Abaco, Grand Bahama, Andros and New
Providence support pine stands in the
Bahamas while the Southern Bahamas
The pine barrens is one of our most sen-
sitive ecological systems and we as people
can and do affect natural controls such as
the fire factor and exotic species changing
the existing ecological balance. Consider
the expected vulnerability of the parrot to
wild cats and now the raccoons so recent-
ly introduced to Abaco. But what about the
effects of our native species such as crabs
and snakes on this same population? Will
these new exotics simply add to the
destruction of the parrot squabs (chick) or
displace the native predators already
there? What about the increase of fire
intensities in recent years. Will this affect
the foraging habits of the parrots during
chick rearing (fire season) by food source
destruction and will the rearing success
rate decline? The answer, of course, lies in
our own minds because we as humans are
the ones who eventually place the value
and level of importance on our surround-
ings and so the ability for wilderness areas
to survive. But that is another topic for
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Page 26 The Abaconian August 1st 2000
Source: Hurricanes, How to Prepare and
Recover by the Miami Herald
A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that
moves in a large spiral around its eye,
which is a calm, low pressure centre.
Many hurricanes begin as areas of low
pressure off the coast of Africa and move
slowly to the west.
These low pressure areas evolve
through the following stages before they
A tropical depression with winds up
to 38 miles per hour
A tropical storm with winds up to
73 miles per hour
A hurricane with winds of 74 miles
per hour or more
The eye of a hurricane may travel ten
to fifteen miles per hour with the storm
extending out from the center 150 to 200
miles. Inside the eye is calm and the skies
may be clear. But that is deceptive because
as the eye passes, the wind on the other
side of the eye blows in the opposite direc-
tion from the first part of the storm. If peo-
ple do not understand when the eye of the
hurricane is passing, they may be caught
in deadly winds and torrential rain.
Hurricanes are rated in the following
categories according to their potential to
Category 1. Winds of 74 to 95 miles
per hour Damage ma\ include flooding of
low-lying coastal areas, small boats may
be torn from their moorings in exposed
anchorages and some damage to docks.
Category 2. Winds of 96 to 110 miles
per hour. Damage may include flooding of
marinas, flooding in low areas cutting off
access through low lying roads and some
damage to roofing materials, windows and
Category 3. Winds of 111 to 130
miles per hour. Damage may include high
water blocking inland roads, serious
coastal flooding, destruction to small
Category 4. Winds of 131 to 155
miles per hour. Damage may include cut-
ting off low-lying inland escape routes,
major damage to lower floors of buildings
near shore because of flooding and batter-
ing of waves and debris, and collapse of
roofs on many small buildings.
Category 5. Winds of more than 155
miles per hour. Damage may include some
building collapse, many roofs collapsing,
extensive shattering of glass and windows,
small buildings overturned and blown
The major weapon of destruction of a
hurricane is a combination of storm surge
- the rise in sea level and wind. This com-
bination can destroy buildings, erode
beaches and produce massive floods.
The hurricane's worst killer is the
storm surge which forms over the deepest
part of the ocean and combines % ith the
low pressure and strong winds around the
hurricane's eye. These factors raise the
ocean's surface up to two feet higher than
the surrounding area, forming an arch of
water that sometimes reaches out for 50
As the storm moves inland omer more
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.August 1st.2000 The Abaconian Page 27
Prepare Ahead of Time
Hurricane season is here once again
and preparations must be started now to
ensure that we are ready for any storm that
threatens. After a hurricane is predicted to
come close, there are too many things to be
done in such a short period of time and
some things are sure to be forgotten. It is
good to prepare now before a storm is pre-
If you wait until the last minute to pur-
chase supplies, the lines may be long and
store shelves may be empty, leaving you ill-
prepared. The following suggestions are
Protect your propertythe best you can.
The most important thing is shutters
for all your windows and doors. They
need to fit well and install quickly. If
you use wood, you need at least 5/8
inch thick plywood. These shutters
need to be made and fitted well before
a storm is announced. If you need a
ladder for installation, make sure you
have one available.
Secure all outdoor furniture, garbage
cans, and objects outdoors.
Make sure your roof is in good con-
dition with all shingles securely fas-
Collect all important documents which
are irreplaceable or very important
Documents such as property deeds,
titles of cars and boats
Birth certificates and passports
Pictures you value
Other papers important to you.
These should be kept in a plastic bag
or container which can be sealed to be
waterproof and kept with you. Make
copies and keep the copies in another
secure place. Remember to make
copies of the items in your wallet, dri-
ver's licenses, credit cards, etc.
Buy supplies early at the beginning of
the season. These should include a battery-
operated AM/FM radio with extra batteries,
one flashlight with extra batteries for each
person in your family, candles, kerosene
lamps, water-proof matches, first aid kit.
Be very careful with kerosene lamps
and candles during a storm. If the wind
blows something over with a flame, it could
start a fire. You do not want to contend with
a fire during a storm.
Buy enough dry, canned or preserved
food to feed your family for two weeks.
This should include canned meats, fruits,
vegetables, evaporated milk or shelf milk.
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Canned baked beans, apple sauce, peanut
butter, raisins and other staples give variety.
Remember crackers and cereal. Some
cheeses and fruits keep at room tempera-
tures for several days. Choose foods that
can be eaten at room temperature and do
not require cooking. Keep a can opener
with these supplies.
Keep on hand supplies such as paper
plates, cups and plastic utensils, toilet
paper, paper towels, soap, large plastic
garbage bags, tin foil. Plan some way of
cooking after a storm. A charcoal grill can
serve as an emergency stove. Do not use a
grill inside a building.
Have bottled water and extra water in
clean containers enough for one week,
allowing one gallon of water per person per
day. If you use a bath tub or other contain-
er for water, clean thoroughly and rinse
with bleach. Caulk the drain of a tub so it
will not leak. This water can be used for a
variety of uses including flushing the toilet.
Put in a supply of drinks which can
keep such as sodas, canned or bottled
juices, instant coffee.
Keep mosquito repellent and citronella
Use ice chests for keeping food if ice is
Keep with you two weeks supply of
prescription medicines and remember other
medicines such as aspirin.
Invest in plastic blue tarpaulins and
rolls of builders plastic (Visqueen) for cov-
ering furniture, damaged roofs, window
Remember to keep duct tape on hand
with the plastic.
If you have a baby, remember dispos-
able diapers, formula, baby food and any
If you have pets, remember to get food
and supplies for them. Plan for a safe place
for them to stay during a storm.
This is a good time to take pictures of
rooms in your house which show your fur-
nishings. Then have camera and film on
hand for recording damage for insurance
claims purposes. These are excellent when
dealing with insurance adjustors as proof of
what you have lost. If you don't have a
camera, buy a one time disposable camera
to have on hand.
Keep your car and boat gas tanks full.
For boaters have a supply of 50/1 oil.
Persons with a chain saw should
ensure that the saw is operational and that a
gallon of fuel is on hand.
This hurricane season be prepared so a
storm will not take you by surprise.
Hopefully, you will not need to use these
emergency items. After the hurricane sea-
son is over, you can use most of the items.
Some can be kept until another year.
We suggest that you cut this article out
and keep it in a place where you can refer to
it for help in preparing your house and fam-
ily for the upcoming season.
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Ms. Wells has been employed at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation
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Ms. Wells assists greatly with revenue collection and various queries of
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in dealing with customers and coworkers alike.
We the management and staff of BEC Abaco encourage Ms. Wells in her
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Last Minute Preparations
Everyone is hoping that another hurri-
cane will not affect Abaco this year since
we got the damage from three last year.
But in the case that one does come close
again, we need to be prepared and know
what we should do before the height of the
storm and afterwards. This article gives
you some guidelines for last minute prepa-
rations and during the storm. Everyone
realizes now that the better prepared they
are, the better chances they have of com-
ing through with minimum damage and
the better they can cope with the problems
*Make the decision ahead of time as to
where you plan to be during a storm. If
your house is on low land or you feel it is
not built securely, make plans to stay with
friends or family in a well built home or go
to a shelter.
Make last minute arrangements for
your boat. If you are dependent on your
boat for transportation, leave it where it
will be accessible after the storm. Make
sure you have adequate fuel.
Fill your car with gas and put it on
high ground in a place where you can get
to it after the storm.
If you have elderly relatives, make
sure they are somewhere safe and that
someone is with them who can help them
during the storm and afterwards.
Pregnant women in the last month or
at high risk should check with their doctors
before the storm. Babies frequently arrive
when the barometric pressure is low.
Children need special reassurances.
It is good to talk with them about their
fears and answer their questions honestly.
Give lots of verbal reassurances.
Prior to the storm, turn your refriger-
ator and freezer to their coldest. Freeze
water in plastic containers to help keep
your foods cold during power outages.
Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries,
and flashlights that you will need for the
duration of the storm. Have a battery-oper-
ated radio with fresh batteries. If you have
a VHF radio, make sure it has its own
Make sure each person has sturdy
shoes after the storm for protection from
Make plans which room your family
will go to, preferably an inside room with
Prepare your bath tub for storing
water. Clean it, then wipe it around with a
solution of bleach andl water, caulk the
drain to make it watertight and fill it with
water. This water can be used only for
washing and cleaning. A bucketful can be
used to flush the toilet.
If you plan to go to a safer place than
your home during the storm, you should
remember to take the following with you.
Your important papers such as insur-
ance policies, birth certificates, passports,
deeds, insurance policies in a sealed plas-
Quiet games for children, playing
cards or dominoes
Extra clothing and shoes
Pillow and light blanket or sleeping
Folding chair, lawn chair or cot
Any prescription drugs you may
If you go to a government approved shel-
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Take all necessary bedding as the
shelters do not have pillows, blankets or
Take all necessary water and food
that you and your group will need for sev-
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you do not know how long you will need
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During and After the Storm
During the Hurricane
As a hurricane gets closer and weather
conditions worsen, go to the safe place
which you have chosen. Stay there for the
duration of the storm. Do not venture out
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If the eye of the storm passes over your
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a lull which can last several minutes up to a
couple of hours. But then the storm will hit
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Stay indoors away from windows and
Turn off your circuit breakers before
the power goes off.
When the power goes off use flash-
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the winds are high outside.
Stay in your safe room even if you
hear breaking glass or worse. It is extreme-
ly dangerous to be in hurricane force winds.
Talk to young children, explaining
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ricane passing over. It may take as long as
an hour or more to pass; but then the wind
will rise suddenly, sometimes with even
greater ferocity as before. Stay put and be
Use the phone for urgent calls only.
If your house breaks apart, try to get
to a safe place.
Keep listening; to the radio and do not
leave your safe room until the storm is well
After a Hurricane
In the event that a hurricane comes
close to Abaco and causes extensive dam-
age, there are many precautions which
people should follow after a hurricane has
Stay inside until the storm has sub-
sided. When you do go outdoors, be
Power lines are likely to be down so
be very careful where you step.
*" Stay away from disaster areas, do
not drive around sightseeing
If you must drive, do so very care-
Supervise children and try to keep
If possible, let relatives and friends
know that you are safe but keep all phone
calls to a minimum.
If you still have water to your house,
do not use it for drinking or cooking until
you find out it is safe. Until then, use only
the water you have stored for the emer-
If you or someone you know is
injured or needs medical help, let officials
Keep listening to your radio for
information you need to survive and for
information about people you may feel are
Keep receipts for all items you buy
before the power is restored. Your insur-
ance may cover the cost of emergency
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Central From Page 6
The pastors were in agreement that
the community did not offer proper living
standards and that it was on private land.
They asked the Haitian residents to dis-
continue further building and peacefully
obey the law. They vowed to work with
local and central government to accelerate
the new low cost subdivision being
promised about 15 miles from the center
of Marsh Harbour,
The pastors want the pressure tactics
against the Pigeon Pea residents to cease
as they are creating unnecessary tensions
and fears. The pastors are particularly con-
cerned about the psychological effect on
the children from the pressure tactics. The
pastors stated they were in the community
for peace and asked the residents to
Points emphasized in the pastor's press
conference, led by Pastor Carlton Dorsett,
included the following:
* A meeting to discuss the Pigeon Pea
problem will be arranged with the Marsh
Harbour Town Committee.
* The new subdivision will hopefully be
available to allow a smooth transition.
* All pressure tactics should be stopped
* The Christian community offers its assis-
tance in this exercise.
* A call was made to exhibit love and unity
The pastors did state privately that there
are many volunteer groups waiting for the
opportunity to come and assist in the
building process of a new community.
Nowhere to Dock in
By Stephanie Humblestone
Marsh Harbour is the commercial cen-
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from the cays there is no public dock to tie
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Jack Dock was destroyed and the Crossing
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Please See Central
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Budget for Local
Government Is Allocated
The budget for the fiscal year 2000-
2001 was allocated for local government.
The Central Abaco District will receive an
identical amount to what they received
last year, $1 million. The South Abaco
District will receive $270,000, the Hope
Town District will receive $300,000 while
the Moore's Island District will receive
The Councils in each District will meet
to decide how the money will be allocated
within that District and will report back to
central government how they expect to
make the allocations.
August 1st. 2000 The Abaconian Page 31
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Credit Union Is
By Isobel Sherman
The Teachers and Salaried Workers
Credit Union is moving to the B&L Plaza
in August. Presently located on the second
floor of Dove Plaza, the move is to give
the Credit Union more visibility. Also
many persons have complained of having
to climb stairs to the present office.
Crafts Are Being
By Isobel Sherman
Kim Roberts, owner and manager of
Cultural Illusions, has a full schedule of
craft classes for July, August and
September. Besides quilting classes which
are extremely popular, she offers silk rib-
bon embroidery, holiday club, photo trans-
fer, sun bonnet Sue, pieced flowers, rug
hooking the old fashion way, silk painted
pillows, chenille pillows, garment sewing,
3-D applique, petal play and another
course in fabric dying. Visit Cultural
Illusions to see what the different classes
are all about and then consider registering.
In addition, the quilting classes are still
Mrs. Roberts has received so much new
beautiful cotton fabric that the store is
stacked with fabric. She expects to stock
Simplicity patterns and many new sewing
notions and books. Stop in and pick up her
Pastors and church leaders from the greater Marsh Harbour area showed concern for
the Haitian community after pressure tactics were used against them. The pastors
assured Haitian nationals that they would not be forced out of their homes if they do not
have anywhere else to go. The pastors will stand by the Haitians during any further
Central From Page 30
last fall's storms.
As one Man-O-War resident put it, "We
provide public docks for visitors." Hope
Town has three public docks, Man-O-War
has two and Guana Cay has two. Nassau
has many public docks as do most water-
side towns and cities. Marsh Harbour is
the third major resort town in the
Bahamas. Two hundred fifty thousand
people a year go through its airport, and
yet it has no docking facilities other than
privately owned ones to welcome boaters.
and only second hand shop
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From Page 9
You know, Bahamian public, we all
should wonder why it is necessary for
these people to keep their propane cylin-
ders in their homes. There is only one
answer to that question.
Where Is Rent
I am a Bahamian and I write on behalf
of another Bahamian who has to rent here
in Marsh Harbour. I would like to know if
there is a rent control here in Marsh
Harbour. It's like the landlords look at you
and give you the first figure that comes to
their mind. There's no set price for fur-
nished or unfurnished. I think the same
laws for Nassau and Freeport should be
for Family Islands as well.
Landlords are charging $500 to $600
for the smallest and dirtiest apartment.
After you move in and ask them to fix
something, they tell you, yes. But they
never show up. The rats cut through the
floors, and they are so big they look like
young puppies. The roaches are flying all
over at night. The garbage is all over the
yard. There is only one garbage bin for
three and four apartments. The tenants
have to put the garbage in their car or
truck and dump it in near by bushes. And
the water bill the landlord wants the ten-
ants to pay. Five hundred dollars a month
plus water and take out garbage, and this
is for a two bedroom unfurnished apart-
ment. When it rains., God help you for the
flood and the overflow of the cesspit as
everything comes up in your tub and sink.
This is wrong.
A Concerned Bahamian Renter
Looking at the Crime
in This; Nation
To the Christian Council and the Minster
They all know this generation's future
is threatened. Our brothers and sisters
from Haiti are trying to overpower some
of the Family Islands. They are trying to
destroy the fishing ground in the Little
Bahama Banks. We are trying to help our
brothers and sisters. They are not helping
us up keep these islands. We who build
these islands are going to have a problem
for our children getting jobs. Looking at
our brothers in the United States, they are
trying to control their births. Here in the
Bahamas Haitian women try to have two
births in one year.
SWe call ourselves a Christian nation. It
is time we use the vision that God gave us.
Remember these islands rely on tourist
and fishing. If we don't wake up and use
our vision, our people are going to perish.
When we allow wicked people to take
over, where can we go?
Admiral Charles Jones
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Safes From Page 1
On the 20th of July those same men
appeared before Circuit Magistrate Rengin
Johnson in Marsh Harbour, four charged
with entering and stealing and one other
man on a single charge of aiding and abet-
ting. Bail was set by Magistrate Johnson
for $20,000 for Angelo Sawyer, Kenneth
Altidore, Daniel Mitchell and Niwano
Ferguson, all accused of multiple counts of
break-ins, and stealing. Of the four only
Mr. Ferguson made bail. Ronald Swain,
who was accused of abetting one of the
break-ins, was granted and met a bail of
Attorney Alfred Gray, representing sev-
eral of the defendants, described the bail as
"unreasonably high." Despite his request
Magistrate Johnson remained firm in view
of the number of charges. She advised that
any or all of those unable to meet the bail
were entitled to apply to the Supreme
Court of the Bahamas for "variation" of
same. She stipulated that those out on bail
had to report to Marsh Harbour Police
Station every Monday between the hours
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All of the accused pleaded not guilty
and all elected to' be tried at the
Magistrates Court in Marsh Harbour as
opposed to going before the Supreme
Court in Nassau. Summary trial dates were
set by Magistrate Johnson for the 2nd and
3rd of November and the 9th and 10th of
November. Between now and that date
witnesses will be called to appear before
the Magistrate. Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Mitchell
and Mr. Altidore were returned to Her
Majesty's Prison in Fox Hill until they are
brought to trial.
Meanwhile investigations continue into
the spate of safe robberies. Five of the
safes have been recovered. "We will be
arresting and charging other individuals,"
said ASP McPhee, who, along with
Detective Constable Warren Johnson from
the Royal Bahamas Police Force
Headquarters in Nassau and other police
officers in Abaco, have been working hard
to bring the culprits to justice.
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Sports From Page 12
Undoubtedly, the main proponent of the
sport here, he would like to see municipal
parks with tennis courts on Abaco like in
Nassau and Freeport. Bobby is looking
forward to the day when tennis is a part of
every school curriculum and when there
are tennis courts not only on the mainland
but also on the cays.
Bobby is currently running the third
annual summer camp at the Abaco Beach
Resort. Apart from tennis, which, of
course, is high on the list of activities, the
youngsters enjoy trampoline, k making and
swimming. Later this year he will take
Sherelle, Brittany, Dorinsayer and others
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Green Turtle Ferry Dock
Harbour Caf6 365-8635
August 1st. 2000 The Abaconian Page 33
Police (Marsh Harbour) .........................367-2560
Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire & Rescue............ .367-2000
Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue .... : .......366-0023
Trauma One Ambulance Service ................. 367-2911
Dundas Town Fire Dept .......... . .367-2935 or 367-4935
Taxi Cab Fares
For Central Abaco
Airport to: . ............ Charge for extra Passengers
Ferry Dock (to or from airport) ......... .$12.00 Add $3.00 ea.
Abaco Beach Hotel .............. $10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Airport to Conch Inn ............. $10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Harbour View .................. $10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Golden Harvest .................$10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
BYS ...................... $12.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Dove Plaza .................... $10.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
Marsh Harbour ................. $10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Stop light ................... .$10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Western Auto ................. .$ 6.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
Dundas Town .................. $10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Government Dock .............. $10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Ambassador Inn ............... $10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Murphy Town ................. .$14.00 (over 2 add $4 ea)
Pelican Shores ................ .$14.00 (over 2 add $4 ea)
Eastern Shores ................. $15.00 (over 2 add $4 ea)
Spring City ......... ........... $15.00 (over 2 add $5 ea)
Gov. Clinic .................... $ 6.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Ferry dock to:
Great Abaco Beach .............$ 2.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
Abaco Towns ............... .$ 2.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
Conch Inn ................. ..$ 2.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
Wally's ......... .......... $ 2.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
BYS ................... ..... .$ 2.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
Jib Room ...................... $ 5.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
Stop Light .................... .$ 6.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Dove Plaza ................ .. .$ 6.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Government Dock ........ ..... $ 7.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Government Clinic ............... $ 9.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Western Auto ................. $ 9,00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Ferry Dock .... ......... ..... $ 9,00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
National Insurance ............... $ 9.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Marsh Harbour Airport to:
Treasure Cay B .............. $55.00 (over 2 add $ 5 ea)
Airport Treas. Cay B ........... $65.00 (over 2 add $ 5 ea)
Little Harbour .......... ...... $80.00 (over 2 add $10 ea)
Cherokee ........... $80 00 lover 2 add S.10 ea)
Snake Cay ... .$35.00 (over 2 add ,10 ea)
Big Mangrove ........ $50 00 (over 2 add $10 ea)
Casuarina Point ................ $60.00 (over 2 add $10 ea)
Bahama Palm Shores ......... .$70.00 (over 2 add $10 ea)
Crossing Rocks ... ........... $100.00 (over 2 add $10 ea)
Sandy Point .................$135.00 (over 2 add $10 ea)
Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour
No children under three years to be paid.
Pets not in cages will be charged as passengers
Luggage over four pieces, add $.50 each additional
Surf Boards $3.00 each
Taxi Cab Fares for Northern Abaco
Treasure Cay Airport to Treasure Cay $14 (over two add $6 ea)
TC Airport to Bronks .............. $10 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Airport to Highway Liquors ..... $10 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Airport to Ferry dock........... .$5 (over two add $3 ea)
TC Airport to Bahamas Star ....... .$14 (over two add $6 ea)
TC Airport to Moxey .............$14 (over two add $6 ea)
TC Airport to Sand Banks ......... $20 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Airport to Joe' s Creek......... $35 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Airport to Black Wood ........ .$14 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Airport to Fire Road ............$25 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Airport to Cooper' s Town ..... .$30 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Airport to Cedar Harbour ...... .$45 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Airport to Wood Cay ......... .$50 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Airport to Mount Hope ......... $55 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Airport to Fox Town ............$60 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Airport to Crown Haven ....... .$65 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Airport to Marsh Harbour ...... $65 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Airport to Marsh Harbour RT ... .$85 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour ........$55 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Hotel to Joe's Creek ......... .$25 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Hotel to Sand Bank .... ....... .$16 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Hotel to Moxey ............. .$10 (over two add $5 ea)
TC Hotel to Bronks .............. .$7 (over two add $5 ea)
From Hotel to All Areas North of Airport Add $10
Waiting Time $12 Per Hour
- Bonefish Guides -
Patrick Roberts.. .366-4286
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Anthony Bain ....366-4107
Floyd Burrows ...366-4175
Lnks Adderly ....3664335
Ricky Burrows ...3664233
Jay Sawyer ......367-3941
Justin Sands .....367-3526
David Albury ....365-6059
Maitland Lowe ..366-0133
Will Key ........366-0059
Theodore Sawyer .366-2111
Will Sawyer .....366-2177
Junior Albury ....366-3058
' Donald McIntosh
Orthnell Russell .365-0125
Edward Rolle ....365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Ronnie Sawyer ...3654070
Jeff Survance ....365-4040
Ricky Sawyer ....3654261
Dive Abaco ..................... 367-2787
Abaco Beach Dive Shop ............367-4646
Dave' s Dive Shop ............... .366-0029
Man-O-War Dive Shop ............365-6013
JIC Divers Down ................. 365-8465
Treasure Cay Adventures ........... 365-8111
Green Turtle Cay
Brendal's Dive Shop.............. .365-4411
Green Turtle Cay Divers .... .......365-4271
Boats, Cars, Golf Carts, Bicycles,
Cars and Scooters
H & L Car Rentals .................... . 367-4887
A & P Car Rentals ....................... 367-2655
Reliable Car Rentals ...................... .367-4234
Rent-A-Ride Bicycle & Scooter Rentals ......... 367-4289
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bike, Car 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
Pier 1 .... ....... ..... 367-3587
Green Turtle Cay
Cay Cart Rental ..........................365-4406
C & D Cart Rental ................... ... .365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ........................ .365-4656
Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............. .365-5195
Guana Cay Cart Rentals .... ............. 365-5016
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ....... ........ .. 365-6072
Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals . . ... ..... 366-0292
Island Cart Rentals ...... .. ...... .. ..:. .. .. 366-0448
Hope Town Cart Rentals .... ..... .... .366-0064
Dave's Dive Shop Boat Rentals ................. 366-0029
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... ....366-0282
Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals ................. .366-0065
JIC Boat and Cart Rentals ................... 365-8465
Claridge's and Chris'Cart Rentals ............ 365-8248
C & C Boat Rentals ..... ....... .. .. .365-8582
Alison Car Rentals . 365-8193
Cornish Car Rentals .......................365-8623
Triple J Car Rentals ...................... VHF Ch 06
Treasure Adventures ...................... 365-8111
Fr Albury's Ferry Service
One Way Fare Adult S 8.00 Children S4.00
Round Trip Adult S12.00 Children S6.00
Charters are available at any time
Phone 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHFCh. 16
Marsh Harb. to Hope Town Daily 20 minute trip
9am 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2pm 4pm 5:30pm
Also 7:15 am except Sundays and holidays
Hope T. to Marsh Harb. Daily -20 minute trip
8am 9:45am 11:30am 1:30pm 3pm 4 pm
Also 5pm except Sundays and holidays
Marsh Hab. to Man-0-War Dally 20 minute trip
10:30 am 4pm 5:30 pm
Also 12:15 pm 2:30 pm except Sundays
Man-O-War to Marsh H. Daily 20 minute trip
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 minute trip
10:15 am 1:15 pm 3:30 pm 5:30 pm
Also 6:45 am except Sat. Sun. and holidays
Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh H. 30 minute trip
8 am 11.30 am 2:30 pm 4:45 pm
Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries
leave from Conch Inn and Union Jack Dock
Green Turtle Ferry
One Way $7 (Children $3) Round Trip $11
(Depending on destination of passengers)
Charters are available at any time
Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Channel 16
Green Turtle Cay to Treas. Cay Airport
Daily 89 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 3:304:305:00
Abaco Medical Clinic ........ 367-4240
Abaco Family Medicine .......367-2295
Government Clinic ..........367-2510
Corbett Clinic .............. .365-8288
Government Clinic ......... .366-4010
Green Turtle Cay
Government Clinic .... ..... .365-4028
Government Clinic ..........365-0019
Government Clinic ......... .366-0108
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Abaco is soon going to have a much
-better water supply. The Water and
Sewerage Corporation is planning to
install and upgrade the water systems for a
number of communities. Work is expected
to begin in October, 2000
Marsh Harbour can expect to have a
completely new well-field located
between the airport roundabout and
Spring City. This will have 18 high yield
pumps which will each deliver 50 gallons
per minute to the existing storage tanks at
the airport through an eight-inch pipe.
Currently the Marsh Harbour area is using
about half a million gallons daily.
The corporation expects to upgrade the
system at Casuarina Point and then extend
the pipe underwater to take water to
Cherokee Sound. This will be the first
time Cherokee residents will have water
Humblestone From Page 8
to build a small structure out in the bush,
Town Planning is hard on their heels.
When I started to add a lean-to on to my
back porch, I received irate phone calls
from members of the Town Committee
asking me for "approval of my plans."
and until I provided it, work was at a
standstill. With respect to building houses,
SHaitians have remained above the law for
more than three decades. Hence, Pigeon
Peas developed not with the blessing of
the Government of the Bahamas but cer-
tainly with its quiet complicity.
It is completely understandable that
industrious members of the community
like Yvonne Key should seek a swift solu-
tion to the problem but a theoretical solu-
tion, in this case to simply vacate the land,
is useless without a viable practical appli-
cation and as yet there is none. Mrs. Key
has rightly had enough. She is a caring
individual, as is demonstrated by her many
other public endeavours. She is concerned
about the very real health and fire hazards
in Pigeon Peas. In addition, her home bor-
ders on it.
One of the responiLs froim Abaconians
to the "llHitian problem," as it is oleinl
piped to their houses. Up to this point each
family has had to have a cistern and catch
rainwater or dig a well for their water sup-
ply. Crossing Rocks will also have a town
system which they have never had before.
Water and Sewerage plans to put in wells
and pipe water to the settlement. The well
field will be just off the main highway.
Treasure Cay can expect to be served
with a better water supply. The Water and
Sewerage Corporation expects to put in a
new well field close to Black Wood and
pump water to Treasure Cay. There will
be 16 high yield pumps to serve that area
of Abaco. Plans call for piping water
underwater to Green Turtle Cay while
they are working in that area. For residents
of Green Turtle water piped to their hous-
es will be a first. Up to this time they have
relied entirely on rainwater.
called, is "send them back to Haiti," not
said with any animosity but blandly. This
is far too simplistic a solution. As many of
the Haitians in Pigeon Peas said, "I born
here, I went to school here. I been here all
my life." And, indeed, a high proportion of
them have Bahamian nationality and have
the same rights no less than any other
Some people in Pigeon Peas talked
about human rights, egged on b. the more
educated Haitians li\ ing there and visiting
Haitians from the outside. It is surely the
right of every person to live as he/she
wishes and the right of a neighbour to
complain or take action if adversely
affected by that choice of lifestyle. Others
talked of "squatters rights." As I under-
stand it, these apply to occupants who
have been living on a piece of land for
more lhand 21 \cjar anid ia'.e nluI detraICed
from the quality of the land in any was.
Pigeon Peas, with its unsatisfactory sani-
tary conditions, substandard dwellings and
its do% nriohi squalor, would not qualify.
No one %%s ~lijectiionable or rude when
the "reminders" were ci\en out. People
accepted them graciously, saying 'ihatnk
you." Some sat down, shaking their heads
in disbelief. Others appeared numbed.
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Parrot Cay 242-366-0282
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From Page 8
By Isobel Sherman
It seems that it is much easier to find a
businesses location to rent than it is to find
an apartment or house to rent to live in the
Marsh Harbour area. ManN new stores are
under construction including six ne\ ba.s
When the 30 yards of quarry were
"delivered" the next day to block off the
main road to Pigeon Peas to prevent mate-
rials being brought in for further develop-
ment, the people were relatively com-
posed. Of course, there were complaints
and criticisms but overall the mood was
one of sadness and bewilderment rather
If the original eviction notice, delivered
to each house last April, and its recent
reminder, has not got the message across,
then the quarry surely did. Those who are
able will doubtless move and hopefully
further building will have been stopped.
However, what will happen to those who
have invested their life's savings in one of
the humble dwellings or literally have
nowhere to go? Will they be absorbed into
settlements outside of Marsh Harbour,
such as the cays? What will be the conse-
quences? Will it be simply substituting
one bad situation for ;another with more
Pigeon Peas springing up.
This problem is larger than anything
local government is able to handle, and it
developed when there was no local gov-
ernment here in Abaco. In my humble
opinion, it is time for the Government of
the Bahamas to step in with teams of offi-
cials and social workers and recognize the
enormity of the issue and the potentially
explosive ramifications if they do not.
One lone lady on a crusade playing cen-
tre stage, a handful of vocal backing in the
wings and some moral support From the
audience w ill not suffice. Make no mis-
take, this is truly a major production.
being finished in the second story of
Carroll Albury's building, four or five
bays being finished on the second floor of
the Island Bakery Building, a building
being constructed across Don MacKay
from Community Animal Hospital and
preliminary work being done for a small
shopping complex next to Texaco. Many
new businesses must be opening in Marsh
Harbour in the foreseeable future.
This brings to mind many questions.
First of all, for the second story buildings
there is not enough parking spaces for the
customers doing business on the first
floor. What happens when businesses
open on the second floor? Marsh Harbour
needs a community parking lot in the cen-
tre of town.
Another question is where are the
employees coming from? If they move to
Abaco, where do they live? There are no
apartments or houses available for rent in
central Abaco. Yet some persons want to
see the building of rental units in some
areas of town stopped.
I hope the new businesses are ones we
need. We wish for them that they will do
By Isobel Sherman
Weevils are small bugs which attack
flour products particularly pasta. Be care-
ful when you go to the market to buy pasta
these days as there are many boxes which
have weevils in them. The weevils actual-
ly eat the pasta. The\ are small and black
and \ou can see them if \ou look careful-
ly through the view hole in the package of
pasta. They like flour so maybe it \would
be wise to buy Robin Hood Flour simply
because it comes in a see through bag.
While I am on the subject of bugs, try
not to bring your groceries home in paper
bags. That is a way to get the American
cockroach (the small one) to take up resi-
dence in your home.
I found weevil-free pasta in Solomon
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August 1st, 2000 The Abaconian Page 35
Introduced Species .. Part Two
By Alice Bain
In my last article I talked about a
species that has recently been introduced
to Abaco the common raccoon (Procyon
lotor). Unfortunately, raccoons are not the
only unwanted newcomers to our island.
All over the planet, wherever humans go,
we have introduced new species either
accidentally or by design. Some of these
species fit into the existing ecosystem with
little or no fuss and others may have cata-
strophic effects. Here in the Bahamas we
have very little native flora and fauna that
can truly be devastated by exotic species -
we are not the Galapagos but we have
managed to make life a little harder for
ourselves along the way.
Does anyone remember when fire ants
As a child growing up between Nassau
and Hope Town, I encountered many
many different types of stinging insects
and stood in more ant piles than I can
remember, but never fire ants. Fire ants are
listed in the Guinness Book of World
Records as the world's most dangerous
ant. They are native to South America and
were introduced to the Unites States in the
1930s. From there they hitched a ride to
the Bahamas sometime in the 1980s, most
likely in the root balls of imported plants
and trees. Fire ants are not like the native
black and red ants I grew up with they are
much more aggressive and build large
-porous mounds that crumble under a
A fire ant bite is no laughing matter -
the poison festers for days under the skin
producing a fierce itch and eventually a
pimple-like pustule. A single bite is bad
enough, pity the poor soul who stands in a
whole nest! It is ironic that in a country
already host to scorpions, doctor flies, bil-
lions upon billions of mosquitoes, black'
widow spiders, wasps, sand flies, six-inch-,.
long centipedes and several perfectly com-
petent species of ant (not to mention sea
lice and jellyfish), we have introduced yet
another type of stinging critter to plague
our global network of
shipping gives any
multiple occasions to
extend their habitat.
What other species are arriving? I have
personally seen how animals are intro-
duced unknowingly. Two years ago, while
arranging to have my car sent over to
Abaco from the Port of Palm Beach, I res-
cued a toad. The toad, a common Bufo
americanus, was sitting in a coil of hose
by the warehouse door, in the hot sun,
looking very sorry for himself. I put him in
my hat and later that day released him near
the Kennedy compound on Palm Beach
Island where I figured he would have a
chance of finding some decorative foun-
tains to live beside and perhaps another
toad or two to keep him company. He had
ridden to the port in a box of Romaine let-
tuce, and if he had not jumped out of the
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box would have been imported to Abaco
along with all the other foodstuffs that
week on the Duke of Topsail.
In fact, we may already have a popula-
tion of American toads, although I have
not seen any in the world. We do, howev-
er, have another introduced species of toad
in residence, and one that has been reviled
the world over, Bufo marinus, the giant
cane toad. Cane toads are native to Central
and South America; they are huge, warty,
poisonous things that can grow up to nine
inches in diameter about the size of a din-
ner plate. During the first half of the 20th
Century, these toads were introduced
worldwide in areas where sugarcane was
grown to control beetles that were ruining
the crops. The problem is that nobody told
the toads that they were supposed to eat
only the beetles. Once they were released,
they did as they pleased. In Australia cane
toads are a true plague inedible to all the
local predators. The toads are multiplying
like crazy, eating everything smaller than
they are and advancing something like 17
kilometers a year!
Luckily for us, the situation here is
nowhere near so dire. Cane toads have
been here for sej erla decades now and
have become quiet and retiring co-resi-
dents of Abaco in fact, I hardly ever hear
of their being sighted and I admit that I
have never seen one here. We are lucky -
in Florida during the 1980s the toads
became so numerous that they regularly
turned up in suburban back yards, where
they sometimes poisoned curious cats and
dogs. It may be that we have been spared
this plague of toads because our environ-
ment lacks enough standing fresh water for
them to spawn unchecked or it may be
something else. In any case we should be
The problem of introduced species
seems to be insolvable. Certain places like
California and Hawaii have instituted huge
programs to prevent the importation of for-
eign pests. Hawaii, in particular, is
engaged in an ongoing war with a type of
tree snake that threatens to eat all its native
species of birds as has happened on the
island of Guam. Abaco, however, does not
have the money to spare for this kind of
initiative, and, in any case, I am not con-
vinced that such stringent measures would
be appropriate. And so the flood of exotic
species will continue. Humanity is the
great equalizer our global network of
shipping gives any opportunistic species
multiple occasions to extend their habitat.
Since I have been on Abaco, I have
already seen in the wild a type of highly
predatory centipede that used to be native
only to East Asia. You know the line from
the song, Day-O "A beautiful bunch of
ripe banana/hide de deadly black tarantu-
la!" We don't have tarantulas here yet...
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From Page 23
guns or trigger-operated guns of any kind.
The most common spear used is the
Bang-sticks using shotgun shells for per-
sonal protection underwater are allowed
but must have an annual firearm license
from the Police and permission by the
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.
The following, bag limits for fish
apply to all non-Bahamians, whether in a
foreign boat or Bahamian boat regardless
of the fishing method.
* A combined total of six fish per person
per vessel for kingfish, dolphin and wahoo.
All other migratory fish caught, unless it is
to be eaten, shall not be injured unnecessar-
ily but returned to the sea alive.
* Vessel bag limits are 20 pounds of scale-
fish, 10 conch and six crawfish per person
at any time.
* The possession of turtle by non-
Bahamians is prohibited.
* Grouper and rockfish weighing less than
three pounds may not be taken.
* The bag limits may be legally taken to
Florida when the vessel leaves the
Bahamas. Any fish within the bag limit can
be given away to friends or others but visi-
tors who sell or exchange their fish for
accommodations or dockage are subject to
Mr. Sarone Kenned% and Mr Eterette
Bo,,tle attended a seminar July 13 15 in
Nassau sponsored by the National Disaster
Preparedness Office and the Caribbean
Disaster Emergency Response AgencL..
About 18 persons attended, representing
Abaco, Bimini. Exuma, Eleuthera, Grand
Bahama, Nassau, and key persons from rele-
vant Nassau agencies such as the Defense
r orL iPolice and the Red Cross.
The two-day course covered the com-
plete spectrum of disaster management
including liannin,. mJnaigeenint and train-
ing. One major goal was to train key persons
who could return to their island or communi-
ty and train others. Another key item was to
teach how to design and implement a com-
munin disaster program
* How to conduct workshops
* Disaster and recovery terminology
* How to develop community disaster
plans and profiles
* How to look at a threat, assess the risk
and make a hazard assessment
* The identification of resources and
Anne Albury, Realtor
VHF radio 10 or 16
Note that the limits must match the
number of people. For instance, four people
can have 80 pounds of fish. If one person
leaves, 20 pounds of fish should accompa-
ny him, leaving 60 pounds for the other
three. This also applies to boats returning to
Florida as the U. S. authorities respect these
Visitors with crawfish must ensure
that they do not exceed the limit of six per
person at any time. The limits are not accu-
mulative for successive days or for people
no longer in your group.
Legal size for crawfish caught by
anyone is a minimum tail length of five
and one half inches (5_") or a three and a
quarter inch (3_") carapace (shell) length.
Egg bearing females must not be disturbed.
The eggs are visible as a red mass (berries)
under the tail. The closed season on craw-
fish is from April 1st to August 1st and
applies to everyone.
There are no limits to the amount of
fish that can be legally purchased by visi-
tors. However, amounts above the bag lim-
its should be documented with receipts and
invoices to clarify the origin of the fish.
Bahamians may have any quantity of fish
but must observe the minimum sizes.
Any crawfish in freezers of
Bahamians, second home owners or visi-
tors on April 1st, the first day of the closed
season, should be documented with a letter
to the Minister of Agriculture and
Fisheries. You may or may not be inspect-
ed by a Fisheries officer to verify the quan-
tity. The bag limit applies to freezers ashore
as well as boats. Remember that the
amount of fish must match the number of
people in the house for non-Bahamians.
Only adult conch may be taken by
Bahamians and visitors. The adult conch is
identified by a wide and well flared lip on
the shell. Juvenile conch have a thin lip
which has not yet flared. Help keep conch
plentiful in the Bahamas by leaving the
One other rule prohibits fish
resources to be imported into the Bahamas
2 bed/2 bath home Amenities include central air & heat1400
gal. daily watermaker / tile floors / ceiling fans / covered
porch / just steps from the edge in the Abaco Ocean Club.
Includes own dock slip.
*b Ou,:r -rts Abao
Bahamas Realty Ltd.
Tel: 242-366-3139 hm. 242-367-3262 wk.
Marcellus Roberts, Realtor
VHF radio 16
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TREASURE CAY REAL ESTATE
P.O. Box AB 22183, Treasure Cay
Tel. 242-365-8538 Fax 242-365-8587
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Generators & Motorcycles
Sales Service Parts
The Bahamas' largest parts inventory
Factory Trained Technicians
without the Minister's permission. This is
to avoid any misunderstanding as to whose
fish are on board. If you have fish on your
cruising boat when you enter the Bahamas,
they are presumed to be Bahamian and
must be within the bag limits.
The Abaconian compiled this infor-
mation from the two Fisheries officers
assigned to Abaco, Mr. Carroll Laing in
Cooper's Town and Mr. Wayne Cornish in
Marsh Harbour. They may be contacted for
August 1st 2000 The Abaconlan Page 37
RELSATEALESAELIVE YOUR DREAM AT
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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: 242-367-3677 3/97
Bahama Palm Shores. Views of the Atlantic
Ocean. 1/2 acre building site, exceptional price.
Across from Eight Mile Beach. #4292. $55,000
Bahama Palm Shores.New 2 story home. Full floor
master suite. Separate 1 bed guest house. 1/2 block to
Bahama Palm Shores. Priced to sell! 10,000+ s.
inland home site. Fast-growing area. #4520. $15,500
luff Harbour. 2 1/4 acre wateront sites, breath-
taking view ofharbour and beyond. Great area. Ac-
cess to resorts and village. #4293,4294. $240,000 ea.
Elbow Cay. New, 2 stoy, 2 bed, 2 bath, fully fur-
nished, Bahamian style cottage, fencedyard, land-
scaped. Beach access. #4482. $444,000
Great Cistera Cay. 24 acres, west of Marsh
Harbour. Good development location. Large lots.
Electricity available. #4487. $205,000.
Great Cistern Cay. REDUCED. Island style
home in mint condition on 1/2 acre lot with mag-
nificent view ofthe ocean. $3318. $250,000
Unparalleled views. Perit resort opora mily
ereat Historic, charming island. #4332. $600,000
Leisure Lee.Landscaped building site on canal.
Power and water to dock. 120 feet ofwaterfront.
Best price for an improved lot #3775. $55,800
Leisure Le. Very well planned 3 bed, 2 bath home
withwrap around veanda and sea views. Marble
mser bath. Double lot #4513. $242,000
Labbers Quarer. 13,120 s. waterfront site.
Zoned light commercial. Adjacent to marina.94.5'
on the water. #3819. $120,000
Man-O-War Cay. I acr sea to sea, sheltered dock,
swimming. Cistrn generator house, dockhouse w/
kithenett. Owner-bult #4593. $950,000
Sotland Cay. Beachnton Atlantic. 1/2 acre of
buildable land, good eleaion, spectcularview,
Private and with powder beaches. #3724 $235,000
Treasure Cay. Great value. 6 acres on Sea of
Abaco. Landscaped, seat seaview. Breezy hilltop
location. 3 bed famished home. #4514. $65,000
Turtle Rocl. Two I acre sites. Beautiful view, 100
t.ea. on protected Sea of Abaoo. Secluded, residen-
tial, golfnearby. #4542,#4110. $175,000 e.
Located n The Royal Harbour Vllage Buldiag
Opposite Boat Harbour Entrane
Dundas Town, Home for Sale. Tamarind
Drive and Forest Drive. 4 bedroom house, 2
1/2 Bathrooms Split level structure. Approx.
2,976 sq.ft. Contact Scotia Bank, Marsh
Each Office Is Independently
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Making Real Estate Real Easy
Featuring the finest in residential, commercial,
vacation homes and investment properties.
Bahama Palm Shores approx. a 15000 sq ft.
oceanview lot directly across the street from 8
miles of Sandy Beach. This lot features under-
ground electricity and is semi-cleared Ready
for building $55,000.00
Blackwood 20 acres in the vicinity of
Blackwood. Land on both side of the road,
some on the water $84,000.
Green Turtle Cay White Sound Hilltop
lots with seaviews and waterfront lots available
ranging from $65,000 to $230,000.
Guana Cay 4 inland elevated lots up to 1/2
acres Great views of the bay Call for details.
Long Beach Lots starting at $15,000, homes
starting at $99,000, 80% financing available.
Beachfront lot Long Beach Spectacular
oceanfront property on sandy white beach.
Features underground utilities and fantastic
views. No other beachfront lot in Abaco at this
Nunjack Cay 10 acres with fantastic eleva-
tions 300' plus on the waterfront $250,000
Scotland Cay Waterfront and inland lots
available. Call for details.
White Sound,Hope Town large lotwith
150' of beachfront being over41,000 sq. ft.
Great Elevations and near resorts and a marina.
Call for details.
Hope Town Harbour I acre plus with 202'
waterfront. Call for details.
Hope Town 2 beds, I bath with fully self-
contained efficiency. Locate in the heart of
Hope Town. Just been reduced to $233,000.
Marsh Harbour Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2
bath home located in Royal Harbour. Adjacent
lot w/100' of harbourfront w/seawalled boat
15 acres near Blackwood w/property on both
sides of highway.
Man-O-War Cay residential lot situated in
the main settlement. This lot is semi cleared
and almost ready for building $47,000.
Man-O-War Cay 2 bed, 1 bath situated in
the heart of picturesque Man-O-War. Features
20,000 rain water cistern, and a detached
garage/workshop and generator house with a
15kw generator. $220,000.
Call Today to List your property with us
or enquire about our many listed properties.
Located one building East of Memorial Plaza
P.O. Box AB20530,
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and Sales. Hope Town Hideaways Call 242-
366-0224 or Fax: 242-366-0434. On the inter-
net at www.hopetown.com.
Little Harbour Cement block house on
ridge with 2+ acres overlooking the "boil-
ers" on Bookie's Beach. One mile south of
Little Harbour. 100 feet of sand beach
frontage. Private, excellent fishing and div-
ing. More land available. Contact Contact
Marsh Harbour Duplex, 2 bed 1 bath on
Crockett Dr. $120,000. Call Charlotte at 367-
3201 days or 366-3067 evenings.
Marsh Harbour. Residence on Crockett Dr.
House in excellent condition sits on 2 acres
of land. Also good location for business
Development. Call 367-2243 after 6 p.m.
n Real Estate
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We also have rental
IN MARSH HARBOUR
P.O. BOX AB 20404
Marsh Harbour, Abaco Waterfront 4 bed x 4
bath, with swimming pool, dock & boat house on
2 acres of beautifully landscaped property.
Treasure Cay Canal lots from $139,000.00
Multi family canal lots $212,000.00
Treasure Cay Cute furnished 2 bed x 2 bath
villa/central air/walk to the beach. $159,000.00
Lubbers Quarters 2 lots available, on beach-
front 34,550 sq.ft. total $98,000.00
Great Guana Cay Beachfront / sea to sea 10
Bahama Palm Shores Fully furnished 2 bed x
2 bath house on the beach I central air and gener-
Lots available in:
Leisure Lee and Bahama Palm Shores
Damianos Realty Company,
East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Tel: (242) 367-5046 / Fax: (242) 367-5045
Marsh Harbour, Govt. Sub. 2 bed/ I bath liv-
ing room, dining room & kitchen w/separate
apartment. Lot 145' x 100' Call 367-4963
nights. Raymond Sands at 367-2310 days.
Murphy Town, House for Sale Lot #67 on
Front Street Contact Scotia Bank, Mafsh
Harbour 367-2141 or Freeport 352-6774.
Turtle Rocks 2.413 acres. 15 mins. North of
Marsh Harbour. Asking $45,000. Contact John
at 367-3202. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cherokee Sound 2 bed furnished, new appli-
ance, A/C, hotwater. $75 daily, $500 weekly,
monthly rates also available. 800-286-4871,
Tilloo Pond Tilloo Cay
Only natural private harbour in the area.
Custom built home in natural setting.
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Locally call 359-6142 or US 352-799-1792
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Enjoy the lifestyle you deserve...
Waterfront lots with private boat slips
in a secure gated community
starting at $180,000
Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152
Dundas Town. House for Sale or Lease,
$120,000 net. Call 367-4022.
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.
BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ Private Out
Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free list-
ing. Call 1-800-GO-BAHAMAS (1-800-46
TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT Two bedroom
townhouse available for rent commencing
swimming pools and tennis courts included.
Call 367-4690 during normal working hours for
Marsh Harbour Two apartments forrent 2
bed/2 bath, central air, fully furnished. For fur-
ther information call 367-2446 after 7 p.m.
Bahama Palm Shores. Newly constructed.
August 1 occupancy. Full lower floor, 2
bedroom/l bath, 1,000 square feet. Garage,
laundry facilities. Walk to beach. First and
last, references please. $1,350/month.
Treaure Cay. Four bedroom luxury home
on Windward Beach. First and last,refer-
ences please. $2,700/month.
Bahama Palm Shores. Very nice, I bed, I
bath detached cottage. I block from beautiful
beach. A/C, tile floors. Furnished. First and
last, references please. $750 month.
Selling ? Buying ? Need Help?
Our Classified ads can work for you.
Over 10,000 Abaco persons read this newspaper.
Work Boat Regatta
To Be Held in October
The All Abaco Regata Committee met
July 20 and set the dates of October 26, 27
and 28 for the All Abaco Regana. This
sailing event is a Bahamian work boat
regatta. The popular Royal Bahamas
Police Pop Band will be contacted for
musical entertainment along with local
bands and D J's.
The SeaLink and another ocean ferry
may bring people with their cars from
Nassau to Sandy Point. Those with cars
can drive to the site while busses will be
provided for ferry passengers without
cars. An area is no\ being reviewed near
Rocky Point, south of the SandN Point set-
tlement, for an automobile ramp for the
* Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment
* Juke Boxes & Video Games
* Musical Instruments
* Marine Electronics
* Office Equipment
* Cash Registers
* FAX Machines WO-
* Electronic Organs
* Medical Equipment
* Automotive & Marine Electronics
* Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone Devices
In Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Firehouse Corner
August 1st, 2000 The Abaconian Page 39
SeaLink. The passage from Nassau to The next meeting sill be August 10 at
Sandy Point ma. be as quick as two and a the Court Room in Cooper's Town.
SALES PERSONS FOR ABACO WHOLESALE
Preferably computer literate
Basic communications skills a must
Phone experience preferred
GROCERY STOCK PERSONS
for Golden Harvest
Medical Insurance Line
Regular hours five day week
1 5 years 2 weeks
5 -10 years 3 weeks
10 + years 4 weeks
Application Forms available at Abaco Wholeale
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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 Roofing
* Rotten wood replaced Parking Lots *
Leroy Tucker. Marsh Harbour.
Tel- 357-6566 or 367-3849
GET WET!! With a Dolphin fiberglass pool.
Great designs, great prices. Call Chris
For all your vertical and mini-blind needs con-
tact Sidney Albury at :167-2091 or 367-2031.
Sales & Service.
DralTech Computerized drafting. Low priced
plans for Houses. duplexes, apartments, busi-
nesses. Tel: Abaco 365-0558 Nassau: 1-242-
Water Storage Cisterns, 6 sizes available, less
than $1 per gallon. Factory direct. Call Dolphin
Fiberglass Products at (305) 247-1748.
J & M Janitorial Service for all your clean-
ing needs, commercial, office, carpet, win-
dow, floor waxing. Boat & Car cleaning.
Property management. Janitorial contracts.
Call 367-4677 or 359-6587.
Roof Repair. Do you need a new roof or roof
repair? Hurricane Shutters installed? Need help
getting your house finished up? Call Jeff 365-
Intimate Secrets, proudly present New
Management. and a ne\' approach to a whole
new world of Lingene and body beautifying
selectons for a softer and sexier you, the one
that's worth it! Located Barclay's Bank Mall. lasi
store on the complex
1995 Suzuki Swift Hatchback, full loaded.
58.000. Call 367-3202/1 or 366-0588
Night Auditor Mature relief rught auditor
required for the Abaco Beach Resort. Hours
are I p.m. to 7 a m. Weekends only at this
time, with some possibility of additional or
expanded hours. Previous hotel or office expe-
rience would be an advantage.
Qualification: High School Diploma or the
equivalent. Bookkepping experience or front
desk experience preferred. Must at a minimum
have an affinity for numbers and computers.
Should also be able to organize time and mate-
nals efficiently. Physically and mentally able
to work the late night hours. Contact Kevie
Thomas or Gwynn at 367-2158.
Bluff House Beach Hotel, Green Turtle Cay.
Hiring honest well organized Accounts
Payable Clerk with mathematical and comput-
er skills Flexible hours, pay negotiable on
qualifications. Contact Robin at 242-365-
Floyd's Pool Bar and Grill at Guana Beach
Resort has openings for expenenced wait staff
and dockmaster to be filled immediately.
Please telephone 365-5133.
1999 17' Boston Whaler w/70 HP Johnson. A I
condition bimini top 24 gals fuel. $17,000.00
\\ I // available at
Triple J. Marine
MABIA & D Marine
S Standard Hardware
Florida Yacht Charters
Magica Rust Remover
REMOVES RUST LIKE MAGIC
removes rust trom coming, carpeting. marine firings.
bathrom Mlures, fiberglass. cement. automobies.
molor homes, appliances, antques erc
15KW Koheler Generator, propane pow-
ered, runs good $1750. Contact Mike Bethel
3674577 or Gary Murhee 357-6769.
Computer (corner) desk. $145 Call 367-3202
1984 22' Laguna Sailboat. Good condition.
duty paid 3 sails, $4,500.00 Contact "Diego"
on VHF 68.
1981 24 rt Hydra Sport w/ 1992 200 hp
Volvo stermdnve diesel engine. $12,00000
Yot Toy see through dingh) w/trailer $1750
contact Gary Murhee. 357-6769.
Motorized Barge 50'x30' with
Harbourmaster, drive package GM engines
Also Bantam 1/2 yard crane. $50,000. Duty
Paid. Call 354-4004. Car Island.
25' Hydra Sports "Walkaround" 1984 twin
175 HP Yamahas, runs great. first $9,500
takes it! Call Don at Best Boat Sales &
26' Center console, twin 200 Yamaha. 1997
50 hrs. T.Top. Duty Paid, clean boat. Best
A low cost ad like this can
bring fast results.
Call 367-2677 367-3202
B T MR
33' Stuart Angler sportsfishjng 671 GM
diesel. Fully equipped. Duty Paid. $35,000
19' Regal run-about 1978 125 HP
Mariner outboard, runs well, good work
boat. $2000 or best offer. Located Marsh
Vision 32 by Hunter Marine 1989. Boat is
very clean and is ready to go cruising with
full compliment of cruising equipment
including a dinghy and outboard, air con-
ditioning, refrigeration, microwave, color
TV, 3 anchors, Bimini top and lots of
spare equipment. 554.000. Located Marsh
43' Custom Taiwan Trawler, 1983
Twin engine, air & Generator, inverter.
windlass $138,000. Located Marsh
70' Albury Schooner 1964 This classic
wood schooner looks and feels like a 19th
century pilot vessel in every way includ-
ing the interior appointments. $225,000.
Located Marsh Harbour,.
Want to sell your boat? Let the experts at
Florida Yacht Bahamas help. Fully
staffed brokerage office in Miami Beach
with our Abaco office located at the
Abaco Beach Resort. We can advertise,
show and sell your used boat fast. Call for
details. Contact Bob Everhard Phone 305-
532-8600 Ext. 104 E-mail bobever-
email@example.com Marsh Harbour
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