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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 09-01-2000
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Local Girl Wins Pageant

Latia Bowe Was Chosen Miss World Bahamas 2000

Sir Lynden


The Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden Pindling
'I he Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden Oscar
Pindling passed away on August 25 in
Nassau after a prolonged battle with
prostate cancer which was first diagnosed
in 1996. He was 70 years old. He will be
laid to rest on September 4.
Sir Lynden, Father of The Bahamas,

Please See Lynden

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Albury's Ferry Service has put into ser-
vice a new boat for its scheduled and char-
tered service between Marsh Harbour and
the cays. The Donnie IX arrived in Man-
O-War two months ago after being spe-
cially built in Key West, Florida.
Measuring 51 feet by 17 feet, the new
arrival is the largest of the existing fleet of
eight Donnies. This addition is in response

to the increasing number of passengers
traveling to the cays. The Donnie IX began
regular service on August 21 between
Hope Town and Marsh Harbour. It has a
seating capacity of 100 persons.
Albury's Ferry Service operates daily
service, transporting approximately two
hundred people daily to and from Hope
Town, fifty to and from Man-O-War Cay

and one hundred to and from Guana Cay.
This is not taking into account the scores
of schoolchildren who commute to
schools in Marsh Harbour. Six feet longer
than the Donnies VII and VIII, the new
boat has a more powerful 1050 HP
Caterpillar engine and a bow thruster
which aids in maneuvering the boat. The
finish work was completed by ferry per-
sonnel in Man-O-War. The total cost for
the ferry was $400,000.
Albury's Ferry and the Green Turtle
Ferry Service together provide a valuable
service to Abaco. They both offer reliable
efficient service in all kinds of weather
and handle many types of problems, all
with a smile. For both companies their
investments are very heavy and their oper-
ating costs and maintenance are high. Fuel
costs alone for Albury's Ferry Service
were $18,000 for the month of July.
Abaco is fortunate to have two such reli-
able companies.

Miss L.tia B3owe \\as crowned as Miss
W old Bahaas ', Agis 21 i NNas.au.
She was first runner-up for the Miss
Bahamas title, competing with eight other
girls in a ceremony with much pageantry
that crowned two beauty queens. The title
of Miss Bahamas 2000 went to Nakera
Simms of Nassau. Miss Bowe came away
with the Best Costume Award and tied for
first place with Miss Nakera Simms for the
title of Miss Photogenic. Miss Bowe was
crowned by her predecessor Mary
Watkins, Miss World Bahamas 2000, and
expects to represent the Bahamas in the
Miss World pageant to be held in London,
England, in November.
The contest judges the women in four
categories, an interview with the judges, a
swimsuit competition, a costume competi-
tion and platform discussions. The contes-
tants must comply with certain qualifica-
tions as to weight and height. They must be
between 18 and 25 years and they must
have a sponsor. The promoters are interest-
ed in good character as well as beauty. The
contestants prepare for weeks for the high-
ly coveted positions. Only three of the con-
testants advanced to the final round of
Miss Bowe, a graduate ofAbaco Central
High School, now lives in Nassau. She will
receive $1,000, one year's grooming and
etiquette training and sponsorship in the
Miss World Pageant 2000. Her mother,
Mrs. Gracie Knowles, owns and manages
Victor's dress shop in Marsh Harbour.

Ms. Latia Bowe is shown above
with Mr. Reginald Sands represent-
ing one of her sponsors, Abaco
Markets Limited.

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Abaco Scout leaders received awards for their five year service and their
Leadership Wood badges. L. to R. Huel Moss, Mr. Arthur Taylor,
Commissioner of Scouting for the Bahamas, Joel Reckley, Fr. Hugh Chapman,
Louise Rose, Serone Kennedy, Capt. Richard Canfield and Drexel Major. Mr.
Reckley, Chapman, Ms. Rose, Kennedy and Major received awards.

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New Boat Will Accommodate 100 Passengers

MOW Council

Members Sworn In

Mr. Jimmy Albury .t.--
took the oath of office .. -~
as a Council member : .-
from Man-O-War. He
is joined above byMr.
Tony Albury and Mr.
Harcourt Thompson. .
All three were
appointed by Central .
Government to-
replace the three
members elected in
June 1999 who
resigned in October

The Abaconian September 1st, 2000

Crawfish Season Is Slow

By Stephanie Humblestone
This year's crawfish season got off to a
slow start. On the first day there were sum-
mer squalls and many boats returned with
small catches. As ever, there was a feverish
dash to check traps on August 1, some wait-
ing until only a few hours after the official
opening date had dawned before setting out
to sea.
Scores of boats left harbours all over
Abaco, having eagerly anticipated this day
since the closing of the last crawfishing sea-
son on March 31. Although too early to tell
from a disappointing first day, many felt
that it reflected what lay ahead and that
seems to be right. Two weeks into the sea-
son it was pretty much the same story with
fishermen placing one thumb down when
asked about the current crawfishing season.
Some like Fisheries Officer Wayne
Cornish at the Department of Fisheries in
Marsh Harbour attributed the measly catch-
es to Hurricane Floyd whose effects were
impossible to predict. Mr. Cornish reported
that some fishermen were finding only
large crawfish which might indicate that
others are still in the incubation or plankton
Over the years Abaco's fishermen have
been accustomed to large catches and pros-
perous seasons, many depending on this
time of the.year for generating a major part
of their annual income. However, aside
from immeasurable effects of a giant hurri-
cane there are less crawfish to go around as
the lucrative industry is attracting more
Fishermen are generally in agreement
that Floyd may have adversely affected the
numbers of crawfish to be found. However,
many are also complaining that their traps
are being raided and sabotaged not only by
local fishermen but also by foreigner One

long-time Hope Town fisherman was
incensed by the number of foreign boats
which prevented him access to his traps. He
said that stealing from each other's traps
occurs every year and fishermen, in his
words, "break even." However, it is a total-
ly different issue that foreigners are stealing
"from the mouths of Bahamians."
According to Mr. Cornish each foreigner
fishing for crawfish is allowed to be in pos-
session of six at any time and this can not be
accumulative. Any non-Bahamian flouting
this law is arrested and subsequently
brought before a Magistrate and liable to a
heavy fme, often in the region of several
thousand dollars. This applies also to the
catching of any under-size crawfish, that is,
under'the regulated size of five and a half
inches, and to fishing in national parks.
In response to irate fishermen who called
for a total ban on foreigners to go crawfish-
ing, Mr. Cornish pointed out that it is nor-
mal for them to want to get first shot, as
they do in the Florida Cays where the first
few days of the season are termed the mini-
Last year traffic was backed up for 15-20
miles in the Florida Keys with keen fisher-
men waiting to crawfish. Then many of
those same people lost interest. He drew
this parallel to reassure local fishermen here
that foreign interest would decrease after
the first week or so. Another grouch was the

sophisticated equipment used by foreigners
such as GPS to locate traps. One veteran
crawfisherman claimed that in four and a
half hours he got seven crawfish whereas
other years in this same period he would
have returned with over 100. This he attrib-
uted to poaching, a good proportion of
which he felt was from foreigners.
The Department of Fisheries reported
that they can do nothing about the poaching
of "artificial habitats," that is, those traps
which have not been registered. Between
600 and 800 crawfish traps are presently
registered; they conform with the specifica-
tions laid down by the Ministry of Fisheries
in that they are regulation size with a hole in
the top and are both buoyed and numbered.
They usually cost the fisherman between

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$40 to $80 to construct; this along with the
boat gas for checking them is a costly busi-
ness. Fishery Officers are aware of this and
endeavour with their tri-weekly patrols to
catch poachers, both local and foreign.
Many of the habitats poached are unreg-
istered and therefore the owners have no
redress. To add insult to injury many of the
traps are overturned and left that way. The
trapped crawfish are plundered and no more
able to be trapped, thus denying the robbed
fisherman of his existing catch and- any
hopes for the future.
Indeed a problem, there is nothing on the
horizon in terms of legislation to protect
fishermen from each other and outside

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September 1st. 2000 The Abaconian Page 3

Teachers Attend Nassau Workshop

By Isobel Sherman
Two teachers from Abaco Central High
School, Mrs Beverly Rolle, Business
Education teacher, and Mrs. Isobel
Sherman, Food and Nutrition teacher,
attended a three-day conference sponsored
by the Technical and Vocational
Education Section of the Department of
Education. The theme was E-Tools For
Technical and Vocational Educators and
involved technical and vocational teachers
from all over the Bahamas. There were 17
different workshops of which each teacher
attended 11. Some were panel discussions.
Many sessions had leaders from the busi-
ness world; others called in internationally
known educators.
One interesting pilot programme was
explained which will allow teachers to use
distance education to train persons who
have expertise in various vocational fields
but lack education training and teacher
certification. The programme, set to begin
in the Caribbean in January, 2001, will
have the College of the Bahamas as the
facilitator-in the Bahamas. It will allow-

uncertified teachers working in the
Department of Education to become certi-
fied. The length of time for certification is
two years although each person is allowed
to work through the modules and units at
their own pace.
All teachers, a total of 70, attended the
first of the three sessions of Fulcrum
Learning Systems with great excitement.
This session was led by Leslie Bourne and
Linwood Paul, co-founders of Fulcrum
Learning Systems from California. They
presented ideas which have revolutionized
companies and schools around the world.
Fulcrum teaches experiential learning
which consists of problem solving, exer-
cises, leadership challenges and an infor-
mation-based curriculum. It challenges
teachers to use new methods to achieve the
objective of having every student in their
class to learn.
Mrs. Rolle attended two sessions
demonstrating the use of Power Point, a
presentation computer program which
develops slides to create programs which
can include graphics and sound using a

Abaco Company Donates to

Bahamas Olympic

By Isobel Sherman
Mr. Reginald Sands, an officer of
Abaco Markets Ltd., presented a cheque
for $20,000 to the Bahamas Olympic
Committee the beginning of August. In
addition, Abaco Markets donated $5,000
toward the gala black tie affair they are
having in Nassau to raise additional
monies for the Bahamas Olympic team

heading to Sydney next month. In a speech
televised over ZNS TV Mr. Sands said
that Abaco Markets wanted to be good
corporate citizens and that is why they
decided to help the Bahamian Olympic

computer and a television. Mrs. Sherman
attended Leadership Sessions which were
exciting and very stimulating. Everyone
who attended even one session not only
learned but had fun doing so.
Originally scheduled to be a five-day
conference, it was shortened to three days
of intensive learning. The Ministry expects
that this conference will become an annual
event. As a Family Island teacher I hope
that in some way businesses and industries
in the Bahamas will sponsor Family Island




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are the ones preparing students to go into
the workplace where many technical and
vocational jobs are being held by non-
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Chief Councillor

Is Sworn In
Mrs. Suzanne Bethel was sworn in as
Chief Councillor of the Hope Town
District. Central government has recently
appointed three members to replace those
who resigned. They are Mr. Harcourt
Thompson, Mr. Tony Albury and Mr.
Jimmy Albury and they have now all been
sworn in.
The three members of the Hope Town
District from Man-O-War who were elect-
ed in June 1999 resigned in October 1999.
The community has been without repre-
sentation on the District Council since that
date. However, the District Council has
maintained the services and taken care. of
the needs of the community.
Fires Are a Concern
By Stephanie Humblestone
At a Hope Town District Council meet-
ing held on the 8th of August in Hope
Town, the controversial issue of burning
debris on Elbow Cay was addressed. Chief
Councillor Suzanne Bethel chaired the
meeting. Concerns have arisen from the
amount of out-of-control fires on the
island. Scott Patterson, well known con-
servationist, felt that not only were fires
threatening to nearby houses but were
"ugly scars on the environment."
Ms. Bertha McPhee, Director of the
Department of Environmental Health,
expressed concerns about noxious fumes
arising from the burning of hazardous

Mr. Tito Baldwin listens attentively to
Chief Immigration Officer Errol Ferguson
discussed Immigration regulations. Mr.
Baldwin is a deputized reserve officer in
Hope Town. Pictured behind him is
Councillor Harcourt Thompson from

materials and their adverse effects on
"immune compromised individuals." She
continued, "We need to put something in
place to create fire boundaries," and then
went on to say that it is illegal to burn in
any instance.
Mr. Clay Wilhoyte, Fire Chief for Hope
Town, proposed that there should be con-
trolled fires only in cases where vehicular
access is impossible. He felt that only tree
trimmings should be burned. However,
both he and Assistant Fire Chief, Ms.
Bonnie Hall, would prefer a complete ban
on fires on Elbow Cay.
The final outcome of this section of the
meeting was a ban on random fires.
However, it may be that in extenuating cir-
cumstances such as in remote areas per-
mission could be granted by Ms. McPhee
after input from the Council and Fire and
"I am firmly behind the no burning law.
As fire fighters it will give us peace of
mind to know that we will not be called
out for something which could have been
prevented. However, I would like to see
the day when the fire department can work
side by side with local government to
ensure safe burning," said Mrs. Hall.
Present at the meeting were Island
Administrator Everette Hart and local gov-
ernment representatives Kevin Albury,
Scott Patterson, Glen Laing, and Harcourt
Hope Town
Immigration Speaks
at Town Meeting
By Stephanie Humblestone
An open Town Meeting at the Hope
Town school attracted a small but ener-
getic group. Chief Councillor Suzanne
Bethel welcomed Mr. Errol Ferguson,
Chief Immigration Officer for Abaco, who
recently arrived here from Grand Bahama.
With the problem of illegal Haitian immi-
grants high on the agenda, Mr. Ferguson
opened the floor for questions which he
systematically answered according to.the
letter of the law.
"We have grave concerns about persons
living illegally here on Abaco and we
intend to deal with each individual case,"
cautioned Mr. Ferguson, who vowed to be
pro-active in this area. He hastened to add,

"The question of immigration covers a
wide scope. It is the movement of people
in and out of the Bahamas. We are asking
people themselves to regulate their own
status." This tacit message means that if
they do not do this, his department most
certainly will.

While acknowledging that the problem
of illegal workers on Abaco has been
aggravated because of Hurricane Floyd's
demand for additional workers, he felt that
the time has come for us to sift through the
labour force and ascertain who has the
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Sandy Point
Fire Destroys House
By Stephanie Humblestone
The Sandy Point house of Joanna Myers
burned to the ground on the 30th of July
from what was suspected to be an electrical
shortage. Mrs. Myers and her two children
were in the five-room stucco dwelling when
the fire broke out but all escaped unscathed.
They are presently staying with friends in
Sandy Point. The small fishing community
has rallied round to help them by offering
assistance and organising fund raising dri-

Casuarina Point

By Stephanie Humblestone
On August 10 a resident of Casuarina
Point reported that a transformer was on
fire, power lines appeared to be down and
houses in the small settlements were threat-
ened. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire
Department responded immediately dis-
patching five fire fighters to the scene.
Within one hour the firemen had the fire
under control.
Two power lines had been rubbing
together, sending sparks down into the

bush. The area was very dry and thick with
Casuarina trees which at one point had
flames leaping 15 feet up them.
Fire Chief John Hall set some of the sur-
rounding land alight, a method called back
firing which prevents the spread of the fire
when done correctly. After 6000 gallons of
water had been discharged and seven hours
of fire fighting, the firemen felt confident to
leave. Their efforts had staved off the fire
from any residence and saved the electrical
system. There was no damage to any of the
fifty houses in the settlement. Many of the
residents came out to observe the flames,
some bringing cold drinks and moral sup-
port to the fire fighters.

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Life is good, we have nothing to com-
plain about and nothing new to report. In
other words, all is well in Cherokee. Most
of our residents are watching Hurricane
Debbie and some people have already
begun to batten down. We hope and pray
that we won't have a repeat of Floyd, but if
we do, we'll be ready.

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E-Commerce Workshops

Will Be Held

The College of The Bahamas will be
conducting a series of workshops in Nassau
to educate business leaders in using E-com-
merce to help them in their businesses. The
workshops will provide an in-depth discus-
sion of the latest developments in the E-
commerce industry. The workshop will
show that all businesses in the Bahamas can
profit from conducting financial transac-
tions by electronic means. The series will
have as its topic Commerce in CyberSpace
The Planning and Development of
Commercial and Institutional Websites
from a Management Point of View work
The College of The Bahamas will be con-
ducting a series of workshops in Nassau to
educate business leaders in using E-com-
merce to help them in their businesses. The
workshops will provide an in-depth discus-
sion of the latest developments in the E-
commerce industry. The workshop will
show that all businesses in the Bahamas can
profit from conducting financial transac-
tions by electronic means. The series will
have as its topic Commerce in CyberSpace
The Planning and Development of
Commercial and Institutional Websites

from a Management Point of View work
shop will be held August 29 and 30.This
will show how web pages can market a
business in the global community. The par-
ticipants will learn about creating and
establishing a competitive web presence. It
will cover types of transactions of websites
and the management of websites, as well as
planning and marketing issues. Participants
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The Techniques of Interactive Websites
Pages, Scripting and Connectivity to
Databases workshop will be held August
31 and September 1 and will explain how
information is retained from a web page
and statistics on hits. Participants will
receive instruction as to the creation and
maintenance of forms and database access.
The Legal Issues of E-Commerce work-
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include the legal implications of conducting
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The Security Issues of E-Commerce
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The Editor Says Education Needs a New Approachi

School begins with a greater mandate
than ever to educate the students in the
rapidly changing twenty first century. The
better paid workers of the future will be
technically oriented and able to adapt to
changing conditions. Thirty years ago a
man proficient on a typewriter keyboard
was an oddity. Today anyone not comfort-
able with a keyboard is an oddity .
Computers, technology and open bor-
ders to information, trade and competition
will expose any weaknesses we have.
Countries and their peoples must be nim-
ble and adaptable or watch helplessly as
they are overtaken by others.
Even the politicians are having to learn
to adapt to advancing world conditions.
Free trade, black lists, open borders,
Internet and immigration problems, both
legal and illegal, are all issues that extend
beyond our borders. If we do not change
and keep up, we will be left behind, both
as a nation and as individuals.
We cannot easily change the politi-
cians but we must demand more of our
educational system. The students graduat-
ing from high school must be better
equipped to enter the workplace or contin-
ue with their education.
Some students will continue with high-
er education and get an exposure to the
larger world. They will be much better
versed than those who stay at home.
Everyone in the Bahamas benefits
from exposure beyond their own island,
whether an extended stay in Nassau or
abroad. Those who are able to go overseas
get the broadest exposure and return home
with more open minds and a better under-
standing of problem solving.
The College of the Bahamas offers
extensive basic academic courses on
Exuma and Eleuthera but is just now con-
sidering this option for Abaco which has
the third largest population base and the
third largest economy in the country. Why
the Nassau establishment ignores Abaco is
a mystery. Perhaps our success is an
embarrassment and it is felt that additional
government investment here would not sit
well with other less advanced islands.
The educational system regularly
makes noises about technical training and

the need to have local courses available.
However, there does not appear to be
much on Abaco's horizon in this direction.
Recently a news item appeared in the
Nassau papers that a vocational education
center would be constructed on Eleuthera
to augment the existing facilities in
Nassau. The article cited the need for
Bahamian technicians in many fields
including plumbing, electricians and air
conditioning. Abaco is growing rapidly
and has a growing demand for technically
skilled persons. Perhaps in time we will
get an influx of trained Eleuthera persons
to help manage our growth and fill the
employment requests.
Computer knowledge is becoming
increasingly important, not just the ability
to use a computer, but the mechanical and
electronic aspects must be serviced. Where
are the technicians coming from to keep
the explosion of electronic equipment
We are now told that the computer
class at Abaco Central High School will
not be available this year due to the lack of
a teacher. This is after the Education
Department and government has begun a
concerted effort to train students in com-
puter literacy and E-commerce.
Our Prime Minister was recently in the
United States and Canada to resolve the
"blacklisting" financial issue. He may
have had fruitful face-to face conversa-
tions but ultimately he had to put his posi-

By Stephanie Humblestone
Last week the 9:45 a.m. Albury's Ferry
left Hope Town harbour while I, still in my
laid back island mode, was engrossed in
conversation outside the post office. I
missed an 11 a.m. appointment and a lun-
cheon date.
I don't make a habit of missing ferries,
appointments and most of all luncheon
dates. Living on an off-shore cay on Abaco
at the mercy of (but eternally grateful to) a
punctual ferry service, I have become very
vigilant about time keeping. In Nassau it
was the order, which often led to the disor-
der, of the day to be "running late." Here,
if I'm "running late" I am in dire straits -
and they are not those which stretch from
Hope Town to Marsh Harbour!
I have discovered there are some things
you do only once on Abaco. Missing the

tion on paper. Computer knowledge may
be helpful but meaningful words on the
page are not generated by computers.
School work must be redirected to
teach students how to read, write and think
creatively. Computer proficiency will not
solve our immigration problems. That will
take creative thinking and cooperative
efforts with other agencies and govern-
Exams are given to measure a student's
progress but educating students to pass an
exam overlooks the creative process.
Education directed to passing another
exam will not suffice.
Students must be taught to think, to
write creatively, to solve problems with
innovation, and encouraged to pursue their
curiosity. The learning process must be
something to enjoy and look forward to.
The learning experience must be a hands-
on affair, not just more pages in a book or
words on the blackboard.
The burden is on the Ministry of
Education and the schools to present the
material in a meaningful way to the stu-
dents. Students would be more willing to
accept the work and learn the lessons.
Parents are an essential part of a child's
education process. They must be support-
ive and encourage the process; they cannot
be passive players. They need to be deeply
involved in the school educational pro-
grams. Parents are presently relegated to
fund raising and similar support roles. This

ferry is one. Another is throwing an unat-
tached anchor when your boat is out of
gas. The local gallants were quick to the
rescue but the Bermuda Triangle would
have been a more welcome sight! "It's
OK," said a tow-headed Abaco Adonis
reassuringly, "It happens to the best of us,
but only once." I am not sure I believe him.
I have still to meet anyone who will admit
to it.
Unfortunately for me, on the day of the
ferry incident there was not a Greek beau-
ty in sight. They must have all been out at
sea saving distressed maidens with lost
anchors! However, I did manage to even-
tually hitch a ride with a tourist. Half way
to March Harbour it occurred to me that if
that same gentleman had.offered me a car
ride in the middle of Florida, I would have

Vacation Is Over
By Isobel Sherman
A few months ago I wrote about my
frustration over my vacations that persons
say I have as a teacher and how I never
seem to finish what I intend during the so
called vacation period. On August 28th I
officially return to school but actually I-
have been doing school work off and on all
I did go to Florida for almost three
weeks primarily to check out potential col-
leges for my daughter who accompanied
me. Shopping was a secondary reason.
Number one was to drive from West
Palm Beach to St. Augustine; Florida, to
visit Flagler College. I had not driven in the
States for 20 years so that was an experi-
ence. Once on 1-95 I found without much
effort the car zoomed to 80 miles per hour.
After leaving 1-95, it was a mantra chant
RIGHT chanted by myself and my daugh-
ter. St. Augustine is the oldest city in the
United States and is quaint and historic.
We fell in love with it and walked every-

must change with parents demanding
higher standards in the schools and helping
to bring about these changes. Parents
through the PTA can bring pressure on
politicians and ministries to bring about
changes. The political machine under-
stands when people speak; that is a col-
lection of people, not just a single voice in
the dark.
Even local government must be
involved. Those going through the school
system may be our future local and central
government officials. It is not sufficient
that local government paints the school,
then steps back and says, We did our
part. Now you do yours." Local govern-
ment needs to encourage the educational
system to meet the times.
A member of local government should
attend the PTA meetings as some concerns
may be more appropriately addressed by
local government and local government
can bring pressure to bear. Even issues that
are out of the local government scope may
be addressed if local government would
present them to Nassau authorities as a
community concern. Isn't that what local
government is about. . responding to
community concerns?
We must all work together toward
improving the level of education our
young people are receiving.

politely declined. There is something
about Abaco which, rightly or wrongly,
allows you to let down your guard and
sometimes your anchor, too! My "ride" to
Marsh Harbour was timely and much
appreciated. The "gentleman" lived up to
his title.
However, it was a far cry from my com-
fortable seat on the ferry. I was ill-pre-
pared for riding the waves in a small inflat-
able, and I wasn't dressed accordingly.
That morning I had decided to wear a
short, tight dress and high heeled shoes for
my two meetings. Quite out of character! I
spent most of the trip adjusting the length
of my dress from thigh to knee high, and
stretching its loose neckline up to my chin!
Please See Humblestone Page 23

where as parking is limited.
We spent most of our time in West Palm
Beach at our favorite hotel, Best Western.
We visited Palm Beach Atlantic College
where my daughter took the tour again
while I waited in the air conditioned admis-
sions office. We did the necessary shop-
ping. We came back with many books for
my daughter and myself. At the rate my life
is going, it may be a five-year supply. So
far I can only read a chapter or two before
I go to bed at night.
My next break will be Christmas holi-
Jewelry and Fine
China All in a Row?
SBy Isobel Sherman
It seems with the addition of a John Bull
sign on Queen Elizabeth Drive directly
across from the entrance to Abaco Beach
Resort that a mini row of jewelry, china
and crystal shopping is developing. John
Bull expects to construct their own build-
ing on the site. This will make four jewelry

Please See Sherman Page 23

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Speak Up
Dear Editor,
You know it is a very, very sad reflec-
tion on our governing party and our soci-
ety as a whole when according to their
actions (or more like non-action) the elect-
ed members of the Free National
Movement are telling us that they (at least
98 percent of them) are incapable of solv-
ing the problems facing their own con-
stituencies let alone the whole of the coun-
For example, Adelaide can't get any-
thing to help them with their problems.
Neither can Yamacraw, Long Island,
Abaco, etc, without the approval of King
Ingraham, and the sooner the majority of
the Bahamian public realizes this fact, the
better off this country will be.
Bahamian public, we have all witnessed
the fruits of this one man government's
labors. More shootings, rapes, murders
and crime in general. Yet all of the spine-
less wonders are as quiet as lambs while
the majority of our citizens are afraid of
their own shadow.
One last thought before I close. I have
been complimented on many occasions on
articles I have written that were printed in
the media. I do not want or wish for com-
pliments. What I wish for is for more
Bahamians who care about our country to
\%rite and voice their opinions on makers
concerning the \welfare of our country and
our citizens.
Editor. I thank Nou ven much and saN
so long for now.
Jim Hall
How Can You Do
This to Me?
To Whomever the Cap Fits:
On Monday. evening when I was in
town, you came in my yard and killed my
two dogs. These dogs were my friends, my
companions to talk to all through my day.
Because the) would sometimes bark at a
few of you when you passed gave you no
right to poison them. The same way people
talk, dogs bark to express themselves. No
They lived in my house with the excep-
tion of two times, In the morning about
6:45 to 7:15 I would let them out to go to
the bathroom and in the afternoon around
5:00 to 5:30. Other than that they were
inside my house. They would go to bed
around 5 to 6 every day. Yes, they had a
bed to sleep in, that's how I felt about
them. I would cook food for them ever),
day. And you, low down snake-in-the-
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The people who live out here are the
most difficult people I have ever met.
Everyone is out to get his neighbour for
one thing or another. I always thought I
was different but now I know I am. "Never
do to others what you don't want them to
do to you." Every dog in Casuarina was a
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know because I know all of them. We have
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I will miss my puppies in a way you will
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You deserve to be treated the same way. I
don't understand how a person can harm
one of God's little dogs. His name was
Mitch and her name was Bandy. Both of
them I adopted about one and a half years

ago. Mitch used to belong to one of my
neighbours. When I moved here, Mitch
and I fell in love and he moved in with me.
Bandy we found down the beach aban-
doned. She was only a few weeks old. We
took her to the vet, got her all fixed up and
neutered. She was only a year and a half, a
puppy. Mitch was about four years old.
They were very special to my heart. So
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I told him the property was only 200 feet
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..iool News

Workshops to Be Held
By Isobel Sherman
Mr. Jackson McIntosh, District
Superintendent, held district-wide teacher
workshops August 23 through August 25.
The workshops were held at Central
Abaco Primary School for both primary
and secondary school teachers. A special
workshop was held for all school adminis-
trators as well as a separate workshop for
senior and master teachers. In addition,
there was a special workshop for pre-
school operators and teachers. Mr.
McIntosh was expecting all teachers on
Abaco to attend.

ACH Refurbishing
By Stephanie Humblestone
On August 4 two government officials
from Nassau came to review the renova-
tions of Abaco Central High School Ms.
Patricia Collymore, Senior Quantity
Surveyor with the Ministry of Works, and
Mr. Bruce Walker, Deputy Permanent
Secretary from the Ministry of Education,
met with officials here to discuss the
remodeling. "We are trying to find the best
solution without delay to the opening of
the school on September 4th." Mr. Walker
described it as an "opportune moment to
make improvements which otherwise
might not have been done."
Ms. Collymore stressedto the workmen
the importance of meeting the deadline. "It

needs to be completed by the Saturday
prior to the students arriving," agreed Mr.
Walker. As the teachers arrive one week
before the students, a space will probably
be made in the library to accommodate

them until their new staff room was ready.
Many aspects of the additional work were
discussed such as air conditioning which it

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Playground equipment has been installed at Abaco Central Primary School in prepara-
tion for the new preschool class. The equipment was sold and installed by Cleveland
Rolle of Creative Kids Crafts and Woodworking of Nassau.

Ministry of Education held a workshop for pre-school teachers where they discussed
curriculum and teaching methods. All pre-school teachers attended the seminar August

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Health Problems Are a Concern

By Stephanie Humblestone
A first for Abaco, an office of the
Department of Environmental Health was
set up in August of last year. Situated in
Marsh Harbour and fast becoming a busy
office, its arrival was timely in view of the
fact that just one month later Hurricane
Floyd hit these shores, leaving in its wake
serious environmental and health concerns
for its newly installed director Bertha
McPhee. One of them was the public water
supply and ensuring it was up to par. She
had much to contend with in those days. In
Floyd's aftermath there were many inter-
mittent supplies of electrical power.
Freezers containing perishable foods were
sometimes off for days. Ms. McPhee
recalls that this was a worrying time dur-
ing which she was especially on her guard
to protect consumers.
Still attentive to the shelf life of goods,
she has no compunction to physically
remove outdated ones from food stores. As
is to be expected from her position, she is
health conscious and is taking measures to
keep Abaco free from diseases.
Her department has an active vector
section which has two control officers,
Don Cornell and Everette Bootle. Working
closely with them is Michelle Sweeting, a
Grade Three Health officer. A particularly
bad mosquito season is keeping them all
on their toes. Areas such as Pigeon Peas

Ferguson Is Leaving
By Stephanie Humblestone
Deputy Administrator for North Abaco,
Mr. Joseph Ferguson, will be leaving
Abaco by the end of August after having
spent an interesting year here. Arriving
just one month before Hurricane Floyd,
Mr. Ferguson had much to cope with in its
aftermath. Whilst acknowledging that the
community has got back on its feet quick-
ly, he felt that there were certain draw-
backs such as the lack of supplies and the
availability of manpower.
"It is still difficult to find contractors,
especially now in crawfish season," said
Mr. Ferguson. If there is one message he
would like to leave the people, it is to pay
heed to hurricane warnings and be pre-

and the Mud in Marsh Harbour and Sand
Banks near Treasure Cay are particularly
challenging because of their favourable
conditions for breeding mosquitoes. With
yard inspections and efforts to educate res-
idents in these areas by word of mouth and
by the distribution of information in
English and Creole, Ms. McPhee hopes to
curtail the problem. She and her officers
overturn open receptacles of water which
provide perfect breeding grounds for mos-
quitoes. In the case of immovable recepta-
cles they place granules of a chemical
called Abata in them. This kills larvae and
is effective for three months. At the end of
this period they return to check and to
replace the granules.
Another focus of the department is the
quality of locally produced beverages.
Companies of such drinks are required to
submit specimens of the water they use for
analysis. An ongoing concern is the con-
struction of septic tanks, some of which
are not complying with building codes and
rules laid down by the Department of
Environmental Health.
Lying ahead for special monitoring
from the Department of Environmental
Health on Abaco are port-held products. In
the future checks on ports of entry will be
stepped up in a hope of lessening Abaco's
exposure to products infested with mos-
quitoes and rodents.

pared. "Don't second guess weather
reports," he advised. "Be cautious." Mr.
Ferguson has tried to get this advice to the
people of North Abaco at several hurri-
cane preparedness meetings held in
Cooper's Town over the past months.
On a happier note, he was delighted in
having the opportunity to participate in the
first music festival ever to be held in North
Abaco and to be involved in the establish-
ment of its first fire department. "The peo-
ple will continue with fund raising for a
fire engine," he said.
His final comment was that the people
of Abaco are "wonderful" and that the past
year has been very enriching. Mr.
Ferguson is being transferred to Cat Island
to assume the duties of Administrator

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Central Abaco
Rotary Club Installs
New Officers
By Isobel Sherman
Although the Rotary Club of Abaco has
yet to have their official installation ban-
quet for new officers, there was a handing
over to the new officers a few weeks ago.
The new president of the Rotary Club of
Abaco is Mrs. Sandra Albury, vice presi-
dent and president elect is Mr. Drexel
Major, secretary is Mrs. Nadene Beneby,
treasurer is Mr. Hugh Cottis and assistant
treasurer is Mr. Barry Whiting. Mrs.
Albury stated they hope to have the instal-
lation banquet by the end of August.
Triathlon Update
By Isobel Sherman
According to Ms. Wynsome Ferguson of
the Abaco Tourist Office, 69 persons have
pre-registered in the United States for the
7th Annual Great Abaco Triathlon to be
held the 2nd of September. Ms. Ferguson
said this is an increase over last year's reg-
istration at the same point in time.
Church News
By Isobel Sherman
The congregation of St John the Baptist
Anglican Church bid farewell on the 13th
of August to their priest, Father Hugh
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Chapman, his wife and three daughters.
Father Chapman is taking an assignment in
St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Father
Chapman served as priest for St. John's and
for St. Martin's Anglican Church in Sandy
Point for the past five years. Since he has
been here, a new rectory was constructed in
Marsh Harbour. The parish hall and the
church in Marsh Harbour were both air
conditioned. The church in Marsh Harbour

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Local Government at Work

(Unless otherwise noted, all Council
and board meetings relate to Central
Abaco District)

Tourism 1 August 2000
The Tourism Advisory Board met for
the first time in many months. Upgrades to
the airport terminal were a prime topic.
The exterior is now being repainted but
members felt that the interior needs paint-
ing also. Ticket counters are beginning to
look shabby and should be renovated.
With daily rains finally returning, the
missing canopy at the Immigration
entrance for new arrivals is badly needed.
The poor condition of the terminal seating
was noted.
Mr. Cay Russell stated that he and
Chief Councillor Silbert Mills looked at
chairs with upholstered cushions in the
Nassau airport and Mr. Mills is inquiring
as to the source for these. Chairman David
Williams will inquire of Council on the
status of chairs and inside painting.
It was suggested that one cleaning per-
son should be on duty during normal hours
with heavy cleaning be done after the air-
lines have closed their counters and the
building is empty.
Airport staff are asking that the terminal
be air conditioned.
A report was given on the Goombay
Summer Festival entertainment series
organized by the local Ministry of
Tourism staff. Tourism is dismayed at the
lack of support by the local business com-
munity and Central Abaco Local
Government. The staff feels that since our
economy is tourist driven, the community
should make some effort to provide enter-
tainment. They do receive financial sup-
port from the North Abaco Council.
The local Tourism office reports that
thea are now in charge of the fall Triathlon
event. ,
Taxi driver etiquette was discussed
with a desire that they not argue in front of
their clients. Wenzel McBride thought a
proper call-up system at the airport, Abaco
Beach Resort and the ferry dock would
alleviate a lot of problems. It was felt that
an on-site Road Traffic Control Officer
would curtail many of the abuses.
Wynsome Ferguson wondered how the
service could be improved in restaurants.
It was generally conceded that only one of
the major restaurants in the Marsh
Harbour area gives punctual service.

The need for a central area with straw
goods and local crafts was discussed. The
land proposed years ago at the old fertiliz-
er building site was discussed and will be
looked into. This is across from the Abaco
Towns entrance where a water booster
pump is located. There is additional gov-
ernment land at this site which is not being
Licensing 10 August 2000
Three applications were reviewed for
new and used car lots. Two were in
Murphy Town and one was in Marsh
Harbour. There were no objections.
A liquor license application for serving
liquor at a house patio in Murphy Town
was sent to the Murphy Town Town
Committee for their comment.
Chairman Wade Archer asked the com-
mittee members to get ID cards for proper
identification when they were inspecting
licensed premises.

Council 22 August 2000
A special meeting was convened by
Council with representatives from Works,
BEC and the Water Corporation. The topic
was restoring roads after emergency
repairs or connections. Works personnel
make minor repairs to pot-holes but the
larger, restoration jobs are contracted out
to Bahamas Hot Mix. Works gets the
blame from the public but they are fre-
quently not aware that road problems
exist. They asked the public corporations
to alert them when the roads are dug up.
The three parties agreed to keep the oth-
ers informed of road work and will try to
get restoration work completed in a timely
manner. Repairs should not be a burden to
Council either financially or as a work

Occupancy certificates were brought up
but it was agreed that this should be inves-
tigated and discussed as a single topic at a
later meeting.

Council 24 Aug 2000
Council began by signing a contract
with Eddie Sawyer of E & D Waste to
keep the dump site clean. One significant
change was agreed to. Those bringing con-
struction debris or large trees will be
responsible for pushing the area clear. The
E & D contract is only for household
garbage and debris. A second contract was
signed for removing garbage at the high
school and the primary school.
Four security guards were hired as night
watchmen at the two government schools.
A school status report was given by
Councillor Faron Newbold. The original
Dundas Town school building on the hill
is now being leased to Mr. and Mrs.
Rahming for use as a private school. The
newer abandoned buildings still have three
families displaced by fire in Pigeon Pea
last March.
Various ideas were discussed for the
unused but vandalized second school
building. The Bahamas Red Cross has

asked to use one room for storage. A letter
was sent to the School Superintendent last
May but there has been no response.
Converting the other classrooms for use as
a police or defense force barracks was
mentioned. Councillor Cubel Davis Jr.
would prefer to see the buildings used for
a vocational school. Chief Councillor
Silbert Mills thought the buildings were
vandalized to the extent to make them
An inquire from Home Depot offering
supplies for hurricane use was put forward
by Administrator Everette Hart.
Information was scanty. Council agreed
that this should be investigated.
The Council hired a grader to level and
grade an extensive playground at the
Abaco Central Primary School. Mr. Mills
stated that he had just talked to the Prime
Minister concerning the landscaping of the
school grounds. The Ministry of Works
will be in contact with local landscaping
firms concerning the school grounds.
Wilmore Anderson, Murphy Town
Committee member asked and was
allowed to address Council. He noted that

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Camp Abaco Had a Great Summer

By Stephanie Humblestone
There were some happy campers on
Abaco this year! Bro. Bob Cornea, Director
of Camp Abaco, was pleased with the three
summer camps held this year. In spite of the
devastation wreaked on the camp by
Hurricane Floyd last September and the
enormous challenge to get the camp ready

for its usual programmes in July, he report-
ed that it was as good if not better than pre-
vious years. The junior camp had 105 boys
and girls, the intermediate 167 and the teen
camp 89.
With help from at least 25 local church
groups and many from the United States,
the boys' dormitory and the cafeteria, two

major projects, were finished in time.
"We have had help from home and
abroad," said Brother Bob, who is especial-
ly grateful to the Marsh Harbour communi-
ty for their generosity. "Everyone rallied
round. We could not have done it without
them," he continued. There were over 25
counselors from the United States and many
from Abaco. In the second week of the

camp there was a volunteer staff of 45.
"We touched many hearts this year,"
said Brother Bob, who will re-open Camp
Abaco on the 1st of September for church
seminars and retreats. Camp Abaco will
stay open all year and continue with its
restorations and renovations with more vol-
untary help pouring in from across the seas.

The Vet Speaks.

Heat Stroke

By Dr. Owen G. Hanna
Caribbean Veterinary Health
& Healing Centre
Heat stroke is a common problem
associated with high environmental tem-
peratures seen in the summer months. In
the last two weeks we have seen a total of
four heat stroke cases.
Exposure to high ambient temperature
may increase heat load at a faster rate than
the body can dissipate the heat. This is
especially true in larger dogs where sur-
face area is small relative to body weight.
Heat stroke may occur rapidly in the
dog especially in closed environments
with poor ventilation and will continue
unabated unless the environment changes.
Treatment involves total body cooling
immediately if a fatal outcome is to be
avoided, eg. ice baths, cold water enemas,
alcohol baths. Intravenous fluids, anti-
inflammatory drugs and the close moni-
toring over the next few days are also
In order to avoid this condition the fol-

lowing precautions should be taken:
Never leave your pet in a parked vehi-
cle unattended.
Always provide a good supply of
fresh clean water.
Always provide ample shade for your
pet. Remember that as the sun progresses
across the sky, the shaded and exposed
areas change constantly.
Always keep your pet in a well venti-
lated area.
Exercise your pet in the early morning
or in the evening hours, never when the
sun is at its fullest strength.
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The Abaconian Page 15

The Top of His
By Isobel Sherman
Jerome Menard Salnor graduated at the
top of his class from the Bahamas Hotel
Training College a few weeks ago and was
awarded the Apprentice Chef honour of the
graduating class. Jerome was an apprentice
at Sun Atlantis and was a member of a culi-
nary team which won several competitions
abroad. Jerome has returned home to Hope
Town to work at Hope Town Harbour
Lodge along side his brother Clement.
Jerome, a 1996 graduate of Abaco
Central High School, always dreamed of
becoming a chef. He never gave up his
dream and continued to strive toward it no
matter what obstacles he had to overcome.
Jerome turned down job offers in Nassau to
return home. He is now trying to get a
scholarship to further his training in the
United States. He would like to teach after
he has obtained a full degree after he has

worked in the Culinary Arts long enough so
he can pass on want he has learned to other
aspiring chefs.
I will say in writing what I have told
Jerome many times. Your former Food and
Nutrition teacher is so very proud of you
not only for what you have accomplished
against tremendous odds but also for your
tenacity of not giving up, a lesson today's
young people need to learn.
By Isobel Sherman
Mr. Jim Cates, who has operated A&K
Liquors in Marsh Harbour for the past 17
years, will retire on August 31, 2000. A&K,
for many years an outlet for Butler and
Sands, is now owned by Burs House. Mr.
Cates had been in the liquor business for 34
By Stephanie Humblestone
A 1998 graduate of Abaco Central High
School, Serena Hardy will begin a two-year
chef training course at George Brown
College in Toronto, Canada, starting in
September 2000. Serena is the 18-year-old
daughter of Jack and Valerie Hardy of
Murphy Town. She received a scholarship
from The Diana, Princess of Wales,
Memorial Fund through the Lyford Cay

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Sir Lynden Served Bahamas 41 Years

Lynden From Page 1
was leader of The Bahamas for many
years, first bringing about black majority
rule and later leading The Bahamas into
independence. He was the longest serving
elected head of government in the
Sir Lynden was born in Nassau in 1930
and attended government schools. He
studied law in England and received a
degree in 1952. He was called to the
English.Bar in 1953 and to the Bahamas
Bar in that same year. He joined the PLP

shortly after its formation in 1953. He was
first elected to Parliament in 1956 and
became Chairman of the PLP in 1963. In
the general election of 1967 he succeeded
in bringing about black majority rule and
served as Premier beginning on January 19.
of that year. He led the PLP to election
victories in 1967, 1968, 1972, 1977, 1982
and 1987. He retired in 1997 after serving
in Parliament for 41 consecutive years.
Sir Lynden laid the foundation of our
modern Bahamas and achieved a number
of major objectives. The first of these was
full independence which came about on
July 10, 1973. Later that year The

Local Government Cont'd

Local Govt. From Page 13
$38,000 was allocated for maintaining
school grounds and parks. He wanted to
know whN only the school grounds were
getting attention. It was agreed that this
was an oversight and the groundsmen at
the school would be asked to extend their
care to the Dundas Town and Murphy
Town parks.
New heavy duty mowers have been
ordered and are expected momentarily.
Mr. Mills asked about the status of the
basketball court in Spring City. Councillor
Y~onne Key has had no response in the
last three months from the Spring City
representatives and she is undertaking the
repairs on her own. Two loads of quarry
have been ordered and two new basketball
hoops have been ordered.
Mrs. Key read a letter by the Marsh
SHarbour Town Committee to Council
advising that Marsh Harbour plans to
assume the responsibility for issuing the
garbage contract in December when the
present contract expires. Mr. Mills felt it

was presumptuous and premature to con-
sider tenders at this time. She quoted the
Local Government Act giving the towns
authority for this responsibility.
Administrator Hart was asked for advice
but had not researched the issue as he had
no advance notice.
Since the present contract includes the
three main Central Abaco towns and was
issued by Council for the benefit of the
three towns, it was agreed to research the
issue and discuss it at the next meeting.
Councillor Cubel Davis Jr. asked why
residents in his town were unable to pre-
sent house plans that they drew them-
selves to Town Planning for approval. The
Act was read and residents can submit
their own plans for single story residences
of less than 3.000 square feet which will
be occupied by themselves. Town
Planning will be advised of this.
Arrangements are being made to install
a seven ton air conditioner in the departure
lounge at the Marsh Harbour airport. Air
conditioning for the arrival section may be
undertaken at a later date.

Goombay Concludes

Successful Season

Goombay Festivities concluded for
this season on August 25 in Marsh
Harbour. Goombay was developed by the
Ministry of Tourism to give our visitors a
better idea of Bahamian culture through
music, dance, performances and, of course,
Bahamian food. Goombay on Abaco began
on June 16 at the Treasure Cay ferry land-
ing and provided entertainment every other
week either at Treasure Cay or in Marsh
Harbour. This year's festivities began with
the Royal Marsh Harbour Police Pops
Band performing. For each event the artists
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legal right to work. He encouraged the
community to notify him and his depart-
ment about illegal workers and above all
not to employ individuals who have no
status to work. "You must assist us if we
are to alleviate this problem," he told the
"Bahamians will be arrested and fined
$3000 or may face imprisonment if they
employ illegal Haitians," said Mr.
Ferguson, stating unequivocally that this
would be enforced within a few weeks.
He stated that some Bahamians charge
Haitians extortionate prices, as high as
$2000, to apply for Haitian work permits.
This, he stated, was immoral and illegal.
Responding to concerns voiced by
Hope Town residents about the flow of
illegal immigrants from Haiti and the
attendant diseases brought with them, he
substantiated this by adding that there is at
present a smuggling organisation off the
tip of Elbow Cay and freight boats bring-
ing illegal Haitians into the Bahamas.
"The ports of entry are not being prop-
erly monitored," he said "As far as possi-
ble we will be monitoring craft coming
from Haiti. The Port of Entry at one point
was Inagua but now they just slip
through," he added.
Members of the community posed
questions concerning the various types of
legal status in the Bahamas. "It is not legal
for Haitian parents to return to Haiti and
come back with additional children," con-
firmed Mr. Ferguson, who expressed con-
cerns about the incidence of forged birth
Deferring to Senior Administrator, Mr.
Everette Hart, to explain the meaning of a
travel document, Mr. Hart explained that
this was acceptable proof of identification
for a young person under the age of 18

born in the Bahamas to foreign parents.
"This is a form of status until the minor is
18 and can apply for Bahamian nationali-
ty," said Mr. Hart. Mr. Ferguson explained
to Mrs. Candace Key, the headmistress of
Hope Town School, the regulations. She
has an ongoing problem with the amount
of illegal Haitian children passing through
her school.
Mr. Ferguson expressed some of his
own concerns, one of which was the
amount of earned revenue going out of the
Bahamas and back to Haiti, something he
felt was draining the Bahamas in general
and Abaco in particular. "We need to keep
this money in the country," he said.
While not pointing his finger at any eth-
nic group, Tito Baldwin expressed grow-
ing concern about the increasing crime on
Elbow Cay. Mr. Baldwin was assured that
he has the power of arrest and should
report illegal persons who are committing
crimes to the Immigration Department in
Marsh Harbour.
Summing up, Mr. Hart said that if the
community is upset about squatters, the
person who owns the land should police
his own land. People should refrain from
employing illegal workers. "Stop search-
ing for cheap labour," he said. His final
point was, "We need to come together to
form a crime watch committee." Mr.
Ferguson wholeheartedly supported this,
saying, "All of us have to be vigilant."
Streets Restricted to
By Stephanie Humblestone
A locked gate blocking all motorised
vehicles from entering the heart of Hope
Town between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7
a.m. has been erected by local govern-
ment. The action was taken in response to
concerns voiced by residents about the
increasing flow of traffic through the
streets of the small settlement, which was

not only detracting from its charm but also
endangering pedestrians.
By no means a new problem, but aggra-
vated by the transportation of building and
restoration materials after Hurricane
Floyd, the decision to control vehicular
traffic in this way was made four years ago
at an open Town Meeting and hence put
on the local government agenda. It was
unanimously agreed then that extreme
measures would have to be taken to pre-
serve the safety and the quietness of Hope
Town. Sanctioned by Mr. Jordan Ritchie
of the Department of National Security in
Nassau, the gate will stay locked and
opened only in an emergency by assigned
individuals, amongst which are members
of Hope Town Fire and Rescue.
The reaction to the gate has been neutral
with the exception of a few residents liv-
ing in the community, some of them busi-
ness owners. One man felt enclosed and
vulnerable in the case of an emergency.
Another complained that he was locked
out after making a delivery of building
materials to White Sound in the southern
.part of Elbow Cay. One cryptic comment
by a Wyannie Malone descendent, who
was adamantly opposed to the gate, was
that it hinted at more policing in the future.
By Stephanie Humblestone
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several of its windows replaced and, for
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Curtis Sawyer
Curtis Sawyer, 54, passed away at his
home in Marsh Harbour on August 9 and
the funeral was the same day at the AB
Apostolic Church in Marsh Harbour with
Bros. Ted Pearce and Robin Weatherford
officiating. Interment was in the Marsh
Harbour Cemetery.
His is survived by Pauline, his wife of
32 years; sons Marty and Ron; daughters-
in-law Kimberly and Maria; grandchildren
Lyle, Kerri and Colton; brother Floyd; sis-
ter Nellie Sawyer; brothers-in-law
Hartwell Russell, Bill Thomdycraft, Greg,
Steve and Jack Albury; sisters-in-law
Gwendolyn Russell, Delcie Sawyer, Flora
Sawyer, Gaye, Levon and Gillian Albury;
nieces and nephews and many other
friends and relatives.

Oswald Roberts
Oswald George Roberts, 72, passed
away quietly at his home in Marsh.
Harbour on August 9 after a long illness. A

graveside service was held on August 10 at
the Marsh Harbour Cemetery. Officiating
were Bros. Bobby Higgs and Gary
Sweeting. Mr. Roberts was one of the
original owners of Golden Harvest and
managed the grocery store until they sold
the business to Abaco Markets. He man-
aged Solomon Brothers and after it was
bought by Abaco Markets stayed on as
manager of Solomon's Abaco. He worked
until shortly before his death.
He is survived by his wife Sylvia;
daughter Charlotte; sons Bo and Ian; son-
in-law Dickie Malone; daughters-in-law
Libby and Emmi; grandchildren Dawn
Long, Marcia Pinder, Janique Malone,
Nikita and Alexander Roberts; great
grandchildren Megan Long and Christian
Pinder; sisters Iris Sawyer, Winnie
Collins, Sylvia Sweeting, Shirley Hunt
and Ethel Labrosse; brothers Max, Benny,
Rupert, Leslie, Dave and Leverne Roberts;
sisters-in-law Carolyn, Eldwyth,
Margaret, Virginia, Sharon, Helen
Roberts, Kay Sweeting, Olga Curry;
brothers-in-law Richard Curry, Gary
Sweeting, Wane Sawyer, Clavell Collins,
Sydney Sweeting, Wesley Hunt and
Marcel Labrosse.
Irene Hanchell
Irene Orinthian Hanchell, 75, of
Marsh Harbour passed away on August
15. The funeral was on August 26 at the
First Assembly of God in Marsh Harbour
with Pastor Keith Evans officiating.
Interment was in the Marsh Harbour
Public Cemetery.
Mrs. Hanchell is survived by her hus-
band Kenneth Hanchell; children

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and Lou Robinson; nieces; nephews; and
many other relatives and friends.
Cestina Dames
Cestina Dames, 76, originally from
Sandy Point, passed away in Nassau and
her funeral was on August 26 in Nassau.
She is survived by daughters Coral
Goodings and Lavern Feaster; adopted
daughters Christine Gabriel and Joan
Capron; adopted son George Gabriel; son-
in-law Ralph Gooding; grandchildren;
great grandchildren; and many other rela-

tives and friends.
Rupert Cash
Rupert Cash, 60, originally from
Guana Cay, passed away in Freeport,
Grand Bahama and the funeral was in
Freeport. He is survived by brothers
Lawrence, Ivan and Roosevelt; sister
Myrtle; sisters-in-law Holene, Lucy and
Diana; nephews Glenn, Garry, Neil, John,
Perry, Greg, Timothy, John and Ronnie;
nieces, Dale, Rhonda; Pamela, Julia and
Laura; nephews-in-law Ron, Brent,
Christopher and Stan; nieces-in-law
Veronica, Mandy Cathi, Diane, Melissa
and Elisa; and many other relatives and
Rubin Wilmore
Rubin Wilmore, 75, of Moore's Island
passed away and his funeral was in
Nassau. He is survived by sons Anderson
and Alvin; grandchildren Dennis, Carla,
Garvin, Antone Jr., Anderson Jr., Alvina,
Antonio, Ashley, Aston, Carlos, James,
Alberta and Dianna and many other rela-
tives and friends.

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September 1st. 2000

As given to Stephanie Humblestone
A 16-year-old boy from Dundas
Town was arrested and charged August 4
in Moore's Island for possession of six
grams of marijuana.
A 30-year-old woman was assaulted
August 6 by her boyfriend in Spring City.
The boyfriend was arrested and charged.
Darcy Armoury reported that his Marsh
Harbour home was burglarized and $745
stolen on August 7.
Elbow Cay resident Bill Fuller report-
ed a break-in to a rental-home owned by
Mr. Robert Nesbitt in White Sound, Elbow
Cay. The intruders caused malicious dam-
age to furnishings and a CD player and
stole $150.
Forty-five-year old Herbert Knowles
of Murphy Town was arrested and charged
August 9 with a small possession of mari-
Marsh Harbour Mud resident Rocky
McKenzie knocked down a policeman
while resisting arrest on August 9. Mr.
McKenzie was speeding on a four wheel
motorcycle 'through the Mud when
Constable 2467 Williams signaled him to
slow down. He ignored the request and
accelerated, knocking the police officer
down causing injuries to his right arm and
foot. The man was arrested and charged.
Dundas Town resident Larry
Williams, owner of the Shell Service
Station in Dundas Town, reported August

14 that an employee was suspected of
stealing $528.39 from the said establish-
A resident on Crockett Drive in
Marsh Harbour reported that his house was
broken into on August 14. Stolen were
$610 and household items. Haitian nation-
al Lucia Charlet was arrested and charged
with the offense. The stolen items were
retrieved from him.
Lore McIntosh reported on August 14
that her house in Fox Town was broken
into and 13 pounds of crawfish were stolen
valued at $166. Crown Haven resident
Kirkwood Darville was arrested and
Laimean Dhaidi, a resident of Pigeon
Peas in Marsh Harbour, was assaulted
August 15 by a fellow Haitian brandishing
a cutlass. The victim received an injury to
his hand. A man was arrested in connec-
tion with this matter.
Elbow Cay resident Vernon Malone
reported on August 17 that his shop was
broken into. A cash register and sundry
items were stolen.
Antonio McIntosh, a resident of
Cooper's Town, was arrested August 17
for possession of cocaine.
James Vaughan and Rinnsor
Ocatavian were arrested July 13 by the
Department of Fisheries for possession of
fresh crawfish during the closed season
and for possession of undersized and egg

bearing crawfish and failure to submit an
inventory to the Department of Fisheries.
On July 19 they appeared before the
Magistrate in Marsh Harbour and were
given bail in the amount of $5000 with one
surety. The matter was adjourned until the
14th of September.

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Airline Offers Poor Service

By Isobel Sherman
The majority of persons who live on
Abaco travel to West Palm Beach to shop
and vacation just as persons living in
Nassau travel to Miami. Bahamasair has
been providing a daily flight to West Palm
Beach since June 15th to accommodate
these persons. During much of the year
Bahamasair flies five days per week to
West Palm Beach.
Passengers who were scheduled to
return on August 2nd from West Palm
were told that there would be no flight.
Unconfirmed sources stated there was no
plane available. Passengers were told to
come back on the 3rd of August when they
were joined by those already booked to
return to Abaco on that day.
The plane was suppose to leave at 3
p.m. At 4:30 p.m. they were told that the
would not be taking any passengers as the

landing gear would not go up and the pilot
refused to fly the plane with passengers.
Bahamasair wanted to bus them to Miami,
then fly to Nassau. Since they were all
traveling to Marsh Harbour, that was not a
good solution because the Nassau flight to
Marsh Harbour was completely booked.
The travelers were then put up by
Bahamasair in a hotel. On the 4th of
August this weary band of travelers finally
reached Abaco, late by one and a half
The main point of this story is that
Bahamasair does not even have an agent in
West Palm Beach International Airport.
Continental is contracted to do the work of
an agent. The two Continental agents who
worked the boarding desk and gate for
Bahamasair on August 2nd and 3rd
deserve much praise as they had long
hours of waiting and Continental Agent

Lucy on Thursday had to arrange for
accommodations. The Bahamians never
gave either agent a hard time but there
were some very unhappy tourists on
Thursday who had also been on
Wednesday's no show flight.
It is clear that Bahamasair may be
improving in some areas but they have a
long way to go in other areas for complete
customer satisfaction. I can honestly say
that after this experience it felt as if I had
never been on a vacation at all since the
whole two days were extremely tiring.

The Abaconian Page 21

The Administrator's Office in
Marsh Harbour advises that the pro-
cessing of all passports will be sus-
pended for two weeks from
September 8 to 15. No processing or
interviews will be carried out between
these dates. Only passports and travel
documents that have already been pre-
pared will be issued during this time.
Passport applications and inter-
views will resume on September 22 at
10 a.m. in the Magistrate's Court in
Marsh Harbour.

Guana Harbour

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16
Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
FrI & Sat. 8 a.m. 6 p.m.
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By Isobel Sherman
When we first moved to Abaco from
Nassau eleven years ago, we were Miami
shoppers. When we traveled to the States,
it was to Miami. Most persons who live in
Nassau shop in Miami and Fort
Lauderdale. We say we are going to the
United States on vacation but for most of
us it is a "shopcation."
Our first summer here we ventured to
West Palm Beach where Abaconians shop,
and we stayed at the Best Western Palm
Beach Lakes Inn. It-was and still is the
hotel where many persons from Abaco
stay, giving it the nickname "Abaco Inn."
What struck my family then and now is
that once inside the doors of Best Western
you enter a quiet, peaceful world. It is not
like the hotels in Miami where children are
running up and down making noise and
monopolizing the elevators (Best Western
does not need elevators). Rather it is a
hotel where even if you shop till you drop,
you can come back and relax in a quiet
surrounding whether in your room, under
the awning patio or by the pool. The gar-
den is beautifully landscaped, and you can
have a bit of a vacation in your "shopca-
Many persons from Abaco stay in the
hotel while undergoing medical treatment.
The van is there to take them to the doctor
or hospital and back. The van can carry

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patrons to all the places to shop, Westward
Shopping Plaza, Cross County Plaza, Palm
Beach Mall, Tri-Rail, the bus station and
the airport. In addition, it will take patrons
to the nearby restaurants and Publix for
those who wish to bring some groceries
back. Best Western is across the street
from the newly remodeled Palm Beach
Mall and other stores are also convenient-
ly close.
However, what I like best about "this
hotel besides the staff is the fact that I can
sit out back and just "chill out." This year
I did not get as much chill out time as
usual but I did enjoy the time I did get. I
can dream about my next trip to Best

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A Bit of Abaco in the

United States



Page 22 The Abaconian September 1st. 2000

By Alice Bain
This is a rather extreme and prejudicial
statement to make to oneself, but given the
situation I think it was at least partially
merited. I was stuck in rush-hour traffic on
Interstate 4, a full 45 minutes after disem-
barking from my flight to Orlando. Living
on Abaco lends a certain perspective to the
North American experience. I realized that
the people sitting in their cars all around
me moving north at a stunning 20 mph,
sweating and cursing and basically being
tried beyond their limits did this every sin-
gle workday of the year, some of them for
two hours or more each way!
What kind of craziness is this? Why do
people just accept that this slow torture is
what you have to go through in order to
earn a living, pay taxes, and basically be a
citizen of a country? And how did things
get this way in the first place? One word.
The rental agency at the Orlando airport
had issued me a monstrous burgundy
Chrysler 300M, an involuntary upgrade as
they had run out of the "practical" mid-
size as specified on my contract. Sitting in
the stop-and-go on I-4 was a mild annoy-
ance for me, cocooned as I was in faux
leather upholstery, frosty air conditioning
and top-of-the-line stereo system-but I
think the
reason ifyOU don't
for my (a car) you

sang- can't sur
fro id

was the
simple fact that I have lived for the past
two years of my life on Abaco and the
novelty of the situation overcame the
inherent frustrations. "A traffic jam? How
fascinating!" At the same time I realized
that this week-long trip to the United
States would involve about 1,200 miles of
freeway driving for me, and I felt the first
real quiver of apprehension. You see, I
lived in the States for ten years at one
point, and I remember...
Cars. During the five years of my resi-
dence in the United States that I actually
owned one, I traveled almost 100,000
miles in it. During the previous five years
of carlessness, I had spent most of my time
yearning for one. The entire country, with

Another New

By Isobel Sherman
Another new commercial building is
nearing completion at Royal Harbour
Village. Located next to the building
which houses Galleria and Bahamas Real
Estate, the three story building will have
three shop spaces on the ground floor,
three office spaces on the second floor and
either one large apartment or two smaller
ones on the third floor.
Mr. Frederick Gottlieb has leased two
of the office spaces for his law practice.
S Although the name is being withheld, one
store has been leased by a new business
coming into Abaco.
Credit Union

The Teachers and Salaried Workers
Cooperative Credit Union Ltd is announc-
ing that it has relocated its Abaco branch
office to the B & L Plaza on Don MacKay
Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. Their busi-'
ness hours are 9:30 to 5 Mondays through
Friday. Mrs. Zelma Smith, manager of
the branch can answer any questions at
S 367-3613.

"Every single one of these people

is stark raving mad."

the possible exception of certain city cen-
ters, is designed around the concept of the
private car. You hear talk (mostly from the
car companies) about America's "love
affair with the automobile." In many
places if you don't own one, you simply
can't survive. Think about this for a sec-
ond. How utterly weird is it that in order to
function within a society, you are required
to own a two-ton steel accessory? But try
to get anywhere from the suburbs without
one ... go ahead ... just try. But automo-
biles are a two-edged sword. The automo-
bile giveth freedom, but it taketh away
Everyone with a television has heard of
the "road rage" phenomenon, and those of
us from Nassau have undoubtedly experi-
enced it. But the Americans have honed it
to a martial art. In all the miles I put on my
little Honda Civic between New York City
and Miami (but never west of Memphis) I
followed one simple rule regarding frus-
trations with other drivers: Never get out
of your car unless you have made physical
contact with anoth-

own one,

er vehicle. Oh, I had
my moments of
blue-streak cursing,
cut off by a soccer-

which I normally save for party entertain-
ment, but the short-short version of it is
this: In heavy traffic at a T-junction stop
sign in Asheville, North Carolina, a little
old lady of approximately seventy-five
years got out of her car and threatened to
thump me because I could not reverse out
of her way.

My reac-

tion? I fled. seventy or ei
Turned my every month
car around landing i
yielded my
destination and left the little old lady
standing there shaking her fist. I was terri-
fied! The woman really wanted to hurt me!
Sure, it's funny in retrospect, but what's
wrong with this picture?
And what does this have to do with
Abaco, besides the fact that living here set
up the culture-shock situation that spurred
me to write this article? Well, try driving
somewhere in downtown Marsh Harbour
during lunch hour or after 5 p.m.
Remember what it was like two years ago?
Different, isn't it? A call down to the cus-
toms dock suggests that as many as seven-
ty or eighty new cars every month may be
landing in Abaco! Marsh Harbour is plain-
ly not able to handle the strain. Our single,
celebrated stoplight is now pitifully inade-
quate, particularly for those drivers com-
ing from Dundas Town and wishing to
turn right. I avoid the situation whenever
possible. I cannot even put forward possi-
ble solutions to the growing problem of

mom in a towering
Sport Utility
Vehicle with a cell phone glued to her ear
and two screaming kids in the back. I
know how frustrating it is to be stuck
behind the octogenarian from Florida who
drives the winding mountain roads of
Western North Carolina in a Lincoln Town
Car the size of a blue whale at a speed
never exceeding fifteen miles per hour.
And I have called down the wrath of
deities upon the idiot on the freeway who
speeds up when you try to pass him. But
never, ever, have I ever left my car in traf-
fic and raised my fist in anger to another
I have an illustrative personal anecdote
to insert here, the full version of which
would be too lengthy for this article and

Mother Merle's

By Isobel Sherman
The famous Mother Merle's Restaurant
in Dundas Town reopened in the middle of
July as a take away. The result was instan-
taneous success as some nights there is a
two-hour wait for food.

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traffic on Abaco because the root cause is
something that I can see no cure for. Our
problem is that we have bought into the
American Dream of the Automobile as
Status Symbol. Walking on the street now
degrades us. Why walk in the heat when
one owns a car with air conditioning? In
fact, if it were not for tourists and Haitians,
I think the sidewalks of Marsh Harbour
would be entirely empty. Our future is
beginning to look more and more like
Nassau where the American Dream has
become the Bahamian Nightmare.
Not that we could ever hope to rival the
stunning gridlocks achieved almost daily
on New Providence-Abaco is simply too
large an island.

\hty new cars
hmay be
n Abaco!

But cars murder
the soul of a
town. In the two
years I have

lived here, I
have witnessed a
stark decline in the "wave" factor. Used to
be, when you drove down the streets of
Marsh Harbour, you waved to most of the
people you passed. Now it appears that
everyone is concentrating too hard on the
road to bother to greet other drivers that
they know. Too many cars-you can't let
your attention lapse. Too many cars that
look the same we don't know each other
any more. And I have to admit that I'm
part of this phenomenon, too-I moved
here two years ago and brought my car
with me, in part looking for a place where
little old ladies still smile and wave instead
of shaking their fists. Look what I've done.
I've only added to the problem. Well, they
say you can't stop progress, and progress
unfortunately means cars. This is the
future we have chosen, so let's get on with
it. I think I'll walk to the Post Office
today-the exercise will probably do me

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Sherman From Page 8
stores in that area. It reminds me of a very
mini St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands
where there are blocks of jewelry stores to
shop in.
This development means two things.
First, the tourism sector of Marsh Harbour
is growing and Marsh Harbour itself is
Corporate Citizens
By Isobel Sherman
As I watched Mr. Sands, CEO of Abaco
Markets Ltd., donate $20,000 to the
Bahamas Olympic committee on TV a few
weeks ago, the first thing that came to my
mind was how about a few scholarships
for some deserving Abaco students? I am
glad that Abaco Markets gave a donation
to the Bahamas Olympics. Do not get me
wrong but after all Abaco Markets Ltd.
became Abaco Markets Ltd. first because
of the people of Abaco who purchase their
groceries from Golden Harvest, Abaco
Wholesale, Treasure Cay Mini Mart,
Sawyer's Market and Solomon Brothers.
Even our small convenience stores buy
from Abaco Wholesale or Solomon
Brothers. In addition, most office and
school supplies on the island are pur-
chased under their umbrella of either
Bellevue Business Depot or at one of their
food stores.
It is time they became "good corporate"
citizens for us, not just in Nassau. They
should begin on Abaco where there are
students who wish to continue their educa-
tion beyond high school and have a prob-
lem financing this education. Abaco
Markets could offer one or two scholar-
ships every year.
This thought was further strengthened
by ZNS TV news a few nights later.
Bahamas Supermarkets was awarding
scholarships for the coming school year to
over 56 students for their higher education.
They have been doing this for a number of
years. Who is Bahamas Supermarkets?
City Meat Markets in Nassau, Winn Dixie
in Freeport and Carrolls in Freeport.
The future of our country lies with our
youth as it does with any country in the
world. Start where you began, Abaco
Markets Ltd. Offer one or two scholar-
ships to Abaco students and expand the
programme from there but always remem-
ber where you began your phenomenal
growth and, dare I say monopoly, on
Abaco. And do not forget Abaco is grow-
ing at a tremendous rate and your invest-
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A Misconception
By Isobel Sherman
While I was on vacation, a person or
persons broke into the computer room at
Abaco Central High School and put black
ink on the computers, printers and some


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keyboards. It was reported that the com-
puters were ruined. First of all, whoever
did this act actually took the lock off the
door. That in itself took some time. Since
the lock was a good one, it was no easy
task. The ink was then splattered on the
The news spread about another bad
thing that happened at the high school.
Well, persons who wish ill will at Abaco
Central, you- are foiled again. When Vice
Principal Julian Anderson came back to
Abaco after his vacation, he investigated
and found out that the ink can be removed
with a solvent. He now will clean up the
casings of the computers and the printers
so the computers will be working once
again. However, no computer classes will
be offered at the high school this school
year as there is not a certified computer
teacher posted at the school. The business
department may use one or two computers
as will teachers. The rest will be secured
until a computer teacher is posted to the
Yes, someone did break into the com-
puter lab. No, the quadrangle of the school
has no lighting at night. It is pitch black at
night. And no one can see what is happen-
ing from the road at night. Yes, a fence is
going up around the school, but the wall
still has to be finished. Security is being
hired. Hopefully, this will solve the prob-
lems. Unless lighting is installed in the
quadrangle, the security guards will have a
very difficult time.

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School Will Begin
By Isobel Sherman
A reminder to all of those trailer trucks
who drive on Forest Drive that school is
about to begin. There are three schools and
one preschool on Forest Drive: Long Bay,
Central Abaco Primary, Abaco Central
High School and Grace Baptist Preschool.
Drivers of all vehicles, please watch out
for our children, the future of our island
and our country.

Humblestone From Page 8
While I struggled with my attire, the "gen-
tleman's" gaze stayed solely on the water!
When I wasn't wrestling with my attire,
I was figuring out what to tell my 16-year-
old daughter when she found out I had
missed the ferry. When she missed the 8
a.m. school ferry I reprimanded her.
"But MUM!" she proclaimed defen-
sively, "I was talking to Miss Carrie and I
didn't realise the time!" My answer was
unyielding, "That's no excuse, Tara!"
I do know of eight people who would
willingly miss the school ferry they are
the intrepid drivers of Albury's Ferry who
rotate the school run! Just imagine starting
out your day with 52 school children in a
space of 43 feet by 14 feet. It is not as if
they can go outside for a moment, catch
their breath, tear out their hair, count to a
thousand and regain their composure.
They are trapped for 30 minutes with chil-
dren at every stage of painful development

The Abaconian Page 23

from the frenetic fives to the truculent
teens. The youth of Abaco are no more
badly behaved than anywhere else but they
are "youth." (Someone said to me recently
14 is not an age, it is a disease!)
School buses in Nassau, like here, are
mobile madhouses, and I recall that car
pooling in Nassau wasn't exactly a bed of
roses and I only had four children for a
twenty minute journey!
I really do have a deep admiration for
the ferry drivers, not just for the school run
but also for the wonderful job they do wel-
coming visitors to these shores. They are
always pleasant, helpful and accommodat-
ing and are a credit to their boss, Ralph
Albury, who owns the Man-O-War based
ferry service.
The company which Ralph's father,
Marcel Albury, started more than 40 years
ago with one wooden 40-foot Maine lob-
ster fishing boat has come a long way.
Today father and son have a fleet of nine
fibreglass boats, all well equipped and
impeccably maintained.
We, on the cays of Man-O-War, Hope
Town, Scotland Cay and Guana Cay,
depend on the ferries. They carry every-
thing imaginable from UPS packages and
prescription drugs to pizzas and crates of
sodas. They are our life-line often literal-
ly by providing efficient emergency trans-
Missing the ferry made me realise how
indebted we are to them.
No, I don't have shares in Albury's
Ferry Service... but I wish I did!




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School News

School From Page 10
was generally agreed needed to be split
and not central because of the heavy traffic
going through the administrative offices.
Ms. Collymore and Mr. Walker intend
to keep a watchful eye on the project and
make regular visits to the site to ensure its
completion in the given time.
By Isobel Sherman
According to Vice Principal Julian
Anderson, the office section of Abaco

Central High School may be ready for the
opening of school. The workmen are
working very fast the past week. The main
problem now is electricity. In the mean-
time a temporary office has been set up in
the library and a phone has been installed,
367-2334. The office will operate from the
library until the administration block is
ready. A temporary staff room will be in
the computer room. In addition, needed
electrical work to the other classroom
blocks has just recently been started. A
chain link fence is being erected on the


sides of the property but the front wall
remains unfinished.
The first fire, attributed to electrical
wiring, was June 29 and the building was
not made secure and a small fire was set on
July 17 when a person or persons piled up
books and set it afire. However, the
Dundas Town Volunteer Fire Department
responded quickly and put the fire out.
Advertisements for security guards have
gone out and local government has just
selected four persons for night watchmen.
Abaco Central High School's main prob-
lem has been lack of adequate lighting at
night and no security. Hopefully, with the
installation of the fence as well as finish-
ing the front wall and installation of gates
with security, the problems will cease.
Prayer Breakfast
By Isobel Sherman
On August 29 for the first time Abaco

Central High School will be having a
Prayer Breakfast for the administration
and teachers to begin the school year,
praising God and asking for His rich bless-
ings for the coming school year. The
theme for the coming year is Learning Is a
Life Long Journey. Plans are in the works
to positively motivate students by a system
of merits where prizes will be given to the
students with merits. All demerits will be
handed out only by the administration. A
one-day workshop for the teachers is being
planned during the week before school
reopens for students.
The Class of 2001 will be the largest to
ever graduate from Abaco Central High
School. There were 70 members of the
class when school closed in June.

Please See School

Page 31

Ms. Felamese Sawyer speaks on a live ZNS broadcast on August 22. Ms. Eunice Mills
on her right and Superintendent Jackson Macintosh, not shown, also spoke on the
school's programme for the coming year.

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Marsh Harbour Holds

Open Town Meeting

Marsh Harbour Town Meeting 15 Aug 00
This was Marsh Harbour's first open
town meeting in several years. Previous
meetings were poorly-attended and this
was no exception with eight persons from
Marsh Harbour and two reporters attend-
ing. Spring City was not represented.
Many topics were discussed.
Mrs. Yvonne Key, Chairman of the
Marsh Harbour/Spring City Town
Committee, opened by stating the commit-
tee is no more than a clean up squad.
Questions were raised why warehouses
and commercial businesses were allowed
in residential areas. Committee members
were against this practise but said permis-
sion had been granted prior to their taking
office. Mrs. Key assured the group that
this will not happen again and emphasized
that we badly need zoning. She said
Central Abaco Council has attempted for
years to get an appropriate area set aside
for commercial and industrial uses.
Mrs. Lavem Albury asked about the
crowded conditions and road congestion at
Crossing Beach from commuters' automo-
biles but did not receive a definite answer
on a remedy. Mrs. Key stated that Council
attempted several years ago to swap a
piece of land with Mr. Herbert Key to use
as a public parking lot. This is still being
investigated. There was general concern
on the lack of diligence by the police
towards those parking illegally in the road.
Mr. Patrick Bethel was upset with the
amount of trash in the streets which falls
off trucks passing through town.
He and others were dismayed at the con-
trol still held by Nassau authorities. He felt
it is reminiscent of the colonial system
whert the English governors and commis-
sioners made all decisions. Zoning, road
marking, street signs, street lights and
other items are still controlled by Nassau.
Mr. Bethel recently counted 73 street
lights inoperative in the greater Marsh
Harbour area.
Mrs. Key was disappointed that Nassau
seems to ignore Family Island requests.
Several years ago a request went to Crown
Lands for ten acres extending to the shore
from Don MacKay Boulevard near the air-
port for use as a public community park.
Nothing has been heard from Nassau. Mr.
Bethel felt the central Abaco area badly
needs a coastal park for present and future

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use. Mrs. Key agreed to pursue this fur-
Approximately 1,500 vehicles have
arrived on Abaco in the past 18 months,
according to Mr. Bethel. He said these
may have generated as much as $9 million
dollars in fuel taxes, duties and license
fees. He was disappointed that central gov-
ernment does a not allocate more revenue
to local government.
Four Bahamians of Haitian origin were
present. One of their concerns was the
maintenance of their cemetery on S. C.
Bootle Highway. Four cemeteries in the
greater Marsh Harbour area are main-
tained through local government funding.
The Haitian community volunteered to
beautify the grounds but asked for a main-
tenance allowance similar to the other
A woman asked why she sees no work
in the area of the new low cost subdivi-
sion. She is aware that she must move out
of the Pigeon Pea area but finds it unset-
tling that there appear to be no options
Mrs. Key felt that land should be avail-
able by the end of the year for those with
Bahamian citizenship or permanent resi-
dence status. It is not clear what options
those with work permits may have.
Mr. Bethel thanked those willing to

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From Page 9

left that morning. I watched every morning
until July 28th and no police came.
I also told the man in charge that if my
two feet and two hands were as good as
my body, I would not have to wait on them
to catch him. I could catch him myself and
bring him to the station. After that day I
watched the house every morning until
August 7th. I went back to the police sta-
tion again and asked for the police to
please come and catch the man the next
morning at 5 a.m. No police ever came.
On August 8th at 8 p.m. a police came
to my house and asked me to go over to
check the house. I told him it was no use to
check the house now that the man had
already stole a neigbour's money and that
he did not sleep in the house Monday
night. By this time he could have been
down to Crown Haven and gone across to
Grand Bahama. If my house would have
been checked on July 23rd or the 28th,
Mrs. Albury's money would still be in
her pocket book.
Sincerely yours,
George Albert Albury

Happiness In Our
Dear Editor,
On Wednesday, August 15, at 11 a.m.
there was great joy in our household. Not
only did we see a garbage truck but it actu-
ally stopped at our house and collected our
garbage, the first in at least three weeks or
more. We scurried around the house pick-
ing up any stray garbage so the truck could
take it because we do not know when the
garbage truck will visit again. It is sort of
like the tooth fairy who only comes to chil-
dren who lose a baby tooth but no one
knows when the loss of a tooth will hap-
pen. It is amazing how a visit by the
garbage truck made my household so
Actually that statement sounds a little
insane but garbage has been a problem for
months. Only God knows how many rats
have taken up residence on the streets of
Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and
Murphy Town because of garbage pile ups
or a better way of saying it is infrequent
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Restaurant Guide
Prices Low, ** Moderate, *** High
(Based on the range of dinner entrees)
-Provides transportation from town
+Picnic tables & restroom only
Marsh Harbour
Anglers 367-2158
C&G Restaurant ** 367-3227
Conch Inn Bistro *** 367-4444
Cozy's Restaurant 367-5090
Flippers 367-4657
Golden Grouper 367-2301
Kentucky Fried Chicken 367-2615
Snack Shack + 367-4005
Mangoes 367-2366
Mavis Country Kitchen 367-2002
Pop's Place + 367-3796
Sapodillys *** 367-2498
Sharkees + ** 367-3535
Wally's Icm AlurIoiT.TOs Nov.t *** 367-2074
Dundae Town
Ambassador Inn 367-2022
Corner Restaurant 367-4346
Surfside 367-2762
Hope Town
Abaco Inn CLO4S BEPT.TO-.moTr.MOO 366-0133
Boat House L0MED Os .o NO. M, *** 366-0065
Cap'n Jacks ICLOED uo.. I 366"0247
Club Soleil C 366-0003
Harbour's Edge lcL.a 2, TO ITIOT 1l*" 366-0087
H T Harbour LodgecuaBm a m 6-0095
Munchies 1 366-0423
Rudy's Place ICLOBEDI AUo ID .OgOV m I 366-0062
Ena's Place I LOSEDIOCT.TO 0oNov.2l ** 365-6187
Pavilion 365-6185
Hibiscus lcLOSED1a40T.TO "nov.aol 365-6257
Guana Cay
Coco Paradise 365-5197
Guana Seaside *** 365-5106
Nippers *** 365-5143
Mermaid Cafe ICLO1B-Eo .TO ioCT.Ms g 365-5137
Floyds IcLOWEDEP.TO OCT. Mo 365-5133
Treasure Cay
Florence's.Cafe *
Harbour Cafe 365-8635
Hudson's Delight 365-8648
Island Boil & Sports Bar ** 365-4082
Spinnaker Restaurant 365-8469
Touch of Class ** 365-8195
Traveller's Rest 365-8654
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ** 365-4200
Green Turtle Club C EDIUEPT.TO aSEP.uO 365-4271
Laura's Kitchen CLEoilaEPT. Tro V2. SM 365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant* 365-4625
New Plymouth Inn [leCLED5SEPT.To is0oT. ac 365-4161
Rooster's Rest ** 365-4066
Sandy Point
Big J' s 366-4020
Oeishas 366-4139
Pete & Gays ** 366-4119
Seaside Inn Rest. *** 366-4120
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge 366-4477
Crossing Rocks
Leanies Restaurant 366-3219
Travis Midway Rest 366-3217
Casuarina Point
Different of Abaco 366-2150
Cooper' Town
M & M Restaurant 365-0142
R.ches Restaurant 365-0155
Lubber's Quarters
Yahoe (CLOSEO TL DECaMR 366-3110
Cracker P's VHF Ch 16
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub VHF Ch. 16
Green Turtle Ferry Dock
Harbour Cale 365-8635

Boats coming from the United States can clear at Walker's Cay,
Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour.

Air Lines Serving Abaco
Air Sunshine from Ft. Lauderdale 367-2800
American Eagle from Miami 367-2231
Bahamasair from Nassau & Palm Bch 367-2095
Continental Connection
from Miami, Ft. Laud and W Palm Bch 367-3415
Major Air Service from Freeport 367-4826
Twin Air from Fort Lauderdale 365-8677
USAir from Ft. Laud and' Palm Bch 367-2231
Vintage Props & Jets New Smyma Bch 367-4852
Abaco Air Charters *367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters *367-2089
Local companies offering charters to and from South Florida
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Emergency Services
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)
Eastem 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 $2 ea)
Wally's .. . ...... ........... ..$ .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 (over 2 add $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 ................ .$13500(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 .......... 550 (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 $5ea)
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)
TCJ-Hoel to Bronks ... .............. $7 (over two add $5 ea)
From Hotel to All Areas North of Airport Add $10
Wa;itng Time $12 Per Hour

Dive Shops
Marsh Harbour
Dive Abaco .................... .367-2787
Abaco Beach Dive Shop ........... 367-4646
Hope Town
Dave's Dive Shop ............. .366-0029
Froggies ................... .... 366-0024
Man-O-War Dive Shop .......... ..365-6013
Treasure Cay
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,

Marsh Harbour
Cars and Scooters
Sea Star Rentals ...................... .. 367.4887
A & PCar 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
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... .. .365-5195
Guana Cay Cart Rentals ................... 365-5016
Island Treasures Cart Rentals .. . . ....... .365-6072
Hope Town
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
Treasure Cay
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
Comish'Car Rentals ..................... 365-8623
Triple J Car Rentals ................... .. .VHF Ch 06
Treasure Adventures ................ . . . .365-8111

Ferry Schedules

FaresAlbury's Ferry Service
One Way Fare Adult $ 8.00 Children $4.00
Round Trip Adult *12.00 Children $6.00
Charters are available at any time
Phone 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16
Marsh Harb. to Hope Town Daily 20 minute trip
9am 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2pm 4pm 5:30 pm
Also 7:15 am except Sundays and holidays
Hope T. to Marh Harb. Daily 20 minute tip
8am 9:45 am 11:30am 1:30pm 3 pm 4pm
Also 5pm except Sundays and holidays
Marsh Harb. to Man-O-War Daily 20 minute trip
10:30 am 4pm 5:30 pm
Also 12:15 pm 2:30pm except Sundays
Man-O-War to Marh H. Dally 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
Marmh 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 S7 (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 Tutle Cay to Treas. Cay Airport
Daily 89 11 12:15 1:30 3:00 4:30
Tras. Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay
Daily 8:30 10:30 11:30 1-30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5:00

- Bonefish Guides -

Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts ...366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ....366-4107
Floyd Burrows ...366-4175
Links Adderly ... .366-4335
Valentino Lightboume
Ricky Burrows ...366-4233

Msh Harbour
Jay Sawyer ......367-3941
Justin Sands .....367-3526
Terrance Davis ...367-4464

David Albury ....365-6059

Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ...3660133
Will Key ........366-0059

Theodore Sawyer .366-2111
Will Sawyer .....366-2177
Marty Sawyer .... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ......366-2107
Junior Albury ....366-3058

North Abaco
O'Donald McIntosh
Orthnell Russell .365-0125
Alexander Rolle .365-0120
Edward Rolle ....365-0024

Green Turtle Cay
Ronnie Sawyer ...3654070
Jeff Survance ....3654040
Ricky Sawyer ....365-4261

Crossing Rocks

Abaco Marinas
Walker's Cay
Walker's Cay Marina 353-1252
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House 365-4200
Green Turtle Club 365-4271
Black Sound Marina 365-4531
Other Shore Club 365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service 365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marina 365-8250
Man-O-War Marina 365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina 367-2736
Conch Inn 367-4000
Harbour View Marina 367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina 367 2700
Mangoes 367-2366
Triple J. Marine 367-2163
Abaco Yacht Haven 367-3079
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina 366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways 366-0224
Lighthouse Marina 366-0154
Sea Spray 366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina 365-0083
Guana Cay
Guana Beach Resort 365-5133
Orchid Bay 365-5175


Medical Services

Marsh Harbour
Abaco Medical Cihn.c ........367-4240
Abaco Family Medicine ...... .367-2295
Government Clinic .......... .367-2510
Treasure Cay
Corbett Clinic .. .... ...... 365-8288
Sandy Point
Government Clinic ......... .366-4010
Green Turtle Cay
Goverment Clinic ......... .365-4028
Cooper's Town
Government Clinic ......... 365-0300
Hope Town
Government Clinic ...........366-0108


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12 slips
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150 slips

26 slips

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75 slips
36 slips
52 slips
29 slips
*' 24 slips
7 slips

16 slips

6 slips
24 slips

75 slips

22 slips
32 slips


* Fuel facilities

Bahamas Area Code 242

Page 28 The Abaconian

Police Meets with Local Government

The Deputy Commissioner of Police,
Mr. John Rolle, visited Abaco and met
with local government councils. He,
brought council members up-to-date on
the new focus of the department and asked
for community input on their problems.
He asked council members for their sup-
port as effective policing requires the help
of the community.
Mr. Rolle announced that a Crime
Investigation Division office (CID) will be
established in Marsh Harbour giving the
police better and quicker investigative
abilities to Abaco. They are now looking
for accommodations for the single officers
as the new CID office will be upstairs in

the present police station. The police are
also working to reduce their response time
for incidents, particularly on the cays.
It came out that the Marsh Harbour
Police Station now has a standby generator
in operation.
Hope Town can look forward to a
policeman perhaps by the end of the year
when housing is ready said Mr. Rolle.
Marsh Harbour's concerns were brought
out by Chief Councillor Silbert Mills and
Councillor Yvonne Key and were were
related to night security at the airport, bet-
ter response on the phone, improved hold-
ing cells and attention to traffic violations.
Mr. Rolle said plans are now being stud-

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ied for a new modem block of holding
cells. He is aware of the poor response on
the phone and assured the group that the
department is working to improve this.
A need for traffic police was brought
out. Traffic violations and poor traffic eti-
quette are becoming much more prevalent.
It was felt that a traffic officer would earn
his keep. Mr. Rolle promised to look into
Mr. Jason Swain, Chairman of the
Murphy Town Committee, felt that the

Please See Police

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Dep. Comm. of Police John Rolle

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A load of pigs goes to market in Nassau on the mail boat, the Gurth Dean. Mr. Alex
Dorsett manages the farm located south of Spring City.

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From Page 18

Jeffery and Suzanne Sands of Guana Cay
and Shawna is the daughter of Aaron and
Aquilla Darville of Marsh Harbour. Many
friends and relatives witnessed the wedding
.Congratulations to you both and may you
have many years of happiness together.

Community Suffers Loss
Mr. Kenneth Pinder of Great Guana Cay
passed away on July 26. He was 54 years of
age. The funeral service was held at Guana
Cay Seaside Gospel Chapel on August 4.
He is survived by brothers, Edmond and
Milo Pinder, sisters Anne Otton and Vera
Pinder and many other relatives and friends.

Bahamas Will Observe at WTO

The Bahamas was admitted to Observer
Status in the General Council of the World
Trade Organization, (WHO) the Prime
Minister announced. The World Trade
Organization implements the international
rules for dealing with world trade. This
means The Bahamas can send observers to
all the WTO meeting and will give the
Bahamas technical assistance and other

support which will allow the Bahamas to
proceed with submitting an application for
full membership.
The process toward submitting the appli-
cation is lengthy but The Bahamas is par-
ticularly concerned with the liberalization of
global trade. The WTO will be involved
with this process.

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Picture and 4 lines $25.00
Additional lines at $2.00 per line.
Display classified $18 per column inch
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Interstional Realty
Dock Your Boat?
Leisure Lee. Several canal home sites in best
area. Ten miles to airports, golf, shops. Private
community beach. #4413. $41,000+
Scotland Cay. Beautiful Sea of Abaco location.
Good depth. Private pristine island community.
Ferry access. #3757. $196,500
Green Turtle. Our prettiest. 2 adjacent sites total
1/2 acre. Sheltered harbour, access to amenities.
#4293/4. $240,000 ea./ best offer for both.
Treasure Cay. Fully serviced home site on wa-
terway. Includes seawall and 50' dock. Ready to
build, best area of Abaco. #4417. $114,000
Swim All Day?
Bahama Palm Shores. Fabulous 8-mile Atlantic
beachfront. 12,000+ s f level, landscaped, nexi
to conservation land, electricity #4355 $72,500
Scotland Cay. Beach,.beach, beach! Totally
private, perfectly maintained. Good elevation,
solid rock subsurface 1/2 acre. #3724. $235,000
Green Turtle. Very rale. 3.6 acres of Atlantic
beachfront. All services. Perfect for estate or
development. #4332. $600,000
Turtle Rocks. Secluded area on Sea of Abaco
waterfront. Good neighbourhood, very conven-
ient. 1 acre home sites. #4002. $175,000 ea.

Great Cistern Cay. REDUCED. Island style
home, mint condition, 1/2 acre with magnificent
view of the ocean, fruit trees. #3318. $250,000
Great Cistern Cay. 7+ acres, high elevation on
50' ridge overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Good
area, lovely homes. #3315. $385,000
Bahama Palm Shores. Best value. 10,000+/- s.
interior home site. The price can't be beaten!
#4520. $15,500
Long Beach. Beautiful, quiet area south of
MarshHarbour. 3/3, 2 story home. Landscaped,
endless views. #4032. NEW PRICE $425,000
Hope Town. Atlantic beachfront home. Income
producer. 3 story, Ist floor apt., upper stories
contain townhouse-style home. #4481. $815,000
Located in The Royal Harbour Village Blding
Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance
Telephone: (242)367-3262/3
Fax: (242)367-3260
E-mail: brealty@batelnetbs

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.
Gilco Subdivision, South Abaco 1/2 acre
lots, rights to ocean beach pond cabanas.
Starting at $25,000. Tel: (242) 325-1234. Fax:
(242) 356-6305. www.gilcoltd.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

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Marsh Harbour newly built turn key home
in Marsh Harbour-views of harbour. Call fir
Bahama Coral Island 2 inland lots close to
water with high elevations and views of the
Bahama Palm Shores inland lot. $11,000
Marsh Harbour Commercial property on 2+
acres with 9 office units Lots of room for addi-
tional space
Murphy Town- vacant lot 110xl3L- 530,000
Leisure Lee 4 lots, 18000 sq.ft. w/under-
ground electricity. $12,200.00
Guana Cay 4 inland elevated lots up to 1/2
acres Great views of the bay Call for detuls.
Long Beach Lots starting at $15,000, homes
starting at $99,000. 80% financing available.
Nuqjack Cay 10 acres with fantastic eleva-
tions 300' plus on the waterfront 5250,000
Man-O-War Cay 3 bed, I bath situated in
the heart of picturesque Man-O-War. Features
20,000 rain water cistern, and a detached
garagelworkshop and generator house with a
15kw generator. $220,000
Great Cistern 5 acres with 200' of waterfront
(some beach) great elevaoons. Call for details.
Murphy Town Duplex situated towards the
end of Murphy Town this duplex offers 1 1 bed
unit and 1 3 bed 2 bath unit $105,000
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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
Harbour 367-2141.

Murphy Town, House for Sale Lot #67 on
Front Street. Contact Scotia Bank, Marsh
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Bahama Palm Shores 3 lot, .1 block froa sea.
Street to street. $52,500

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
Multi family canal lots $212,000

Treasure Cay Cute furnished 2 bed x 2 bath
villa/central air/walk to the beach. $159,000

Lubbers Quarters 2 lots available, on beach-
front 34,550 sq.ft. total $98,000

Great Guana Cay Beachfront / sea to sea 10
acres. $950,000

Bahama Palm Shores Fully furnished 2 bed x
2 bath house on the beach / central air and gener-
ator. $335,000

Lots available in:
Leisure Lee and Bahama Palm Shores

Leslie Pinder
Damianos Realty Company,
East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Tel: (242) 367-5046 / Fax: (242) 367-5045

Marsh Harbour, Govt. Sub. 2 bed / 1 bath,
living room, dining room & kitchen w/separate
apartment. Lot 145' x 110' Call 367-4963
nights. Raymond Sands at 367-2310

Dundas Town. House for Sale, $120,000 net.
Call 367-4022.

Hope Town 7 unit apartment complex (con-
crete) (4 1- bedroom downstairs) (3 2-bedroom
upstairs) All units are furnished, central a/c,
Own water + electricity meters. Laundry facil-
ities. 1200 gal/day watermaker. Situated White
Sound. Hope Town. $850,000.
Property situated Buttonwood, White Sound,
Hope Town. 100'x150'. $65,000Tel: 366-0034




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

Marsh Harbour 2 bed 1 bath house for sale.
Call 367-3699 after 6 p.m.
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 bedroom house, fully fur-
nished, new appliances, A/C, hotwater. $75
daily, $500 weekly, monthly rates too. 804-
286-4871, savapuzz@hotmail.com

Hope Town Speialilt A collectiorrof upscale
homes. Private pools, docks. Reumons, special
occasions, honeymoons. Hope Town
Hideaways. 242-366-0224 Fax: 242-366-0434.

Island homes, resors, villas for rent Free list-
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2426). http://www.bahamasvacations.com

townhouse available for rent commencing
August 1, 2000. Gated community, use of
swimming pools and tennis courts included.
Call 367-2158 during normal working hours for
more information.

Near Cherokee Newly Built 3 bed/2bath
home. Beautiful views & breezes. Monthly
Nov. 15 thru May 15. Call 367-4760 weekdays.


Inlemulioal ReMly
Long-Term Rentals
Treasure Cay. Four bedroom luxury home
on Windward Beach. First and last, refer-
ences please. $2,700/month.
Marsh Harbor--NEW. Hilltop views of
Sea of Abaco. Brand new fourplex A/C, tile,
2 bed/2 bath, balcony. $1,750/mo. Rent 3
units for $1,650/mo. ea. First and last, refer-
ences please.

Telephone: (242)367-3262
Fax: (242)367-3260
E-mail: brealty@batelnetbs

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September 1st, 2000

Every Child Counts

Great Expectations: Great Beginnings

By Sharon Kossack
Fla International Univ.
Our youngsters begin school very soon
now. Let's start them off right.
What parents can do in the home:
Before your child is expected to do

heavy studying, review their textbooks
with them. Encourage them to guess what
they will be learning. On a large piece of
paper, draw a large circle, a knowledge
circle. In the middle of the circle write the
topic (e.g. chemistry, communities) of the
textbook. Then brainstorm with your child

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Abaco Wholesale in Marsh Harbour has finally been able to move into its new sec-
tion of its warehouse. Their original building suffered major damage from Hurricane
Floyd. They are greatly expanding the facility, almost doubling in size, and are now
moving stock into the new area. They will now have to rebuild the original sections
of the building, strengthening and replacing walls and roof The building will be able
to withstand 160 mph winds.They will also be installing a 100 foot by 35footfreez-
er. The freezer will maintain temperatures in five different ranges. They expect to
offer better service and maintain inventory supplies with increased storage capacity.

Harbour View Grocery
Use our dock for convenient shopping at our store

Fresh Meats & Vegetables
Dairy Products
Canned & Dry Goods

on the HOPE TOWN waterfront Call 366-0033

fist; 11. 14.9 ,W _,1 Open Fisherman
:sport Fish
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Serving Abaco and its Cays -Power Trims
from Miami and Fort Lauderdale -Starters & Alternators
Phone 954-467-1555 *Gas, Diesel and Outboards
Fax 954-467-0063
Fax 954-467 0063 Daily Shipping to Treasure Cay
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all the things she/he already knows about
that topic. Write each of these known
ideas on spikes (like rays of a sunshine)
coming out from the circle.
Then do a book walk. Point out user-
friendly features of the book: the title,
headings, subheadings, key words, cap-
tions/pictures, questions at the end of the
chapter, graphs/charts, etc. Explain how
they help learning. Do the same thing
using other books and the newspaper
itself. Pick out the user-friendly things that
help us to understand what we're reading.
As new ideas are gathered from what is
being skimmed, add it to your knowledge
circle (in a different color) so the child
sees how a book walk is a quick way of
gathering the main ideas from text. This
should be done each year with every new
textbook. The repetition will help your
child's learning become more and more
independent. When you preview the text-
book prior to learning, you have an outline
of what is to be learned, how the different
ideas relate to each other. It is easier to
attach new learning to such an overview.
When the knowledge circle is used, it
builds confidence. Your child will realize
she/he knows a lot about the subject
before heaving learning has even
occurred. As the text is studied, do a quick
nightly review, adding more ideas to the
knowledge circle of what is now known.
This adding to strategy, especially com-
bined with color, helps the child make a
knowledge map in his or her mind so com-
prehension is deepened and is more easily

Split Page Note Taking
Now the teacher will zero in on the
chapter to be studied. They will show the
students how to record the headings and
subheadings in their notes, converting
them into questions which will focus the
way they read the chapter. They will show
your child how to fold the pages of their
notebook in half, recording the heading-
questions in the left column and noting the
answers to these questions in the right col-
What you can.do at home
Ask your child to bring this notebook
home. Use the Spilt Page Note Taking to
help your child study using the 12-Minute
Study Technique. Ask the questions from
the left column and check all the informa-
tion your child can recall from the right
column. Star any information that is not
yet remembered to target it for later study.
If you do this 10 to 15 minutes a day, your
child will remember and understand much
more of what is read and do far better on
class quizzes.
If the teachers do their part and if you
support your children at home, far more
knowledge will be gained in the class-
room. If your child is struggling and you
would like more information about what
to do to help, contact Mrs. Lyn Major,
Director of the Every Child Counts pro-
ject. She can be reached at St. Francis

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

Bahamas Hot Mix Co., Ltd

SP.O. Box AB 20184 P.O. Box CB 10990
Marsh Harbour, Nassau,
*h Abaco, Bahamas NP, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 367-3956 Tel: (242)-377-635
Fax: (242) 367-3959 Fax: (242) 377-2193

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Tel: 367-2598 Fax: 367-2950
P.O. Box AB-20854, Marsh Harbour, Abaco

September 1st. 2000


From Page 28

police presence in his town bordered on
harassment with the police being too
aggressive. He wanted the police to work
more effectively at community relations to
improve their image when in Murphy
Other questions related to noisy and
acrobatic motorcyclists, loose pit bull

dogs and the need for police at school
Deputy Commissioner Rolle assured
those present that they may ask for better
service from the police whenever it is felt
that they are not doing their duty. He said
his phone is open and invited Council
members to call him when then get no
local response.

September 4th is being named a day of mourning
honoring the Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden.
It will be observed as a public holiday!

Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment
Juke Boxes & Video Games
Musical Instruments
Marine Electronics
Office Equipment
Cash Registers
FAX Machines ,M
Electronic Organs
SMedical Equipment
*Automotive & Marine Electronics
* Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone Devices

In Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Firehouse Corner
TEL: 367-2830

School From Page 24
St. Francis Has New
Vice Principal
By Isobel Sherman
The Bahamas Catholic Board of
Education announced recently the
appointment of Mrs. Sharon Russell-
Greene to the position of Vice Principal at
St. Francis de Sales School in Marsh
Harbour. The school this year will go

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
Thompson 242-366-0224.
For all your vertical and mini-blind needs con-
tact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031.
Sales & Service.
DrafTech 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.

Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor,
Payloader, Dumbtruck
R Services: Landclearing, Trenching,
Fill, rock and sand
Tel: 242-367-2655-367-5250
Cel#: 477-5322, 359-6839
Fax: 242-367-2464

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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 manage-
ment, and a new approach to a whole new world
of lingerie and body beautifying selections for a
softer and sexier you, the one that's worth it!
Located Barclay's Bank Mall, last store on the

\ available at
\ Triple J. Marine
B & D Marine
SStandard Hardware
Florida Yacht Charters

Magica Rust Remover
removes rust from clothing, carpeting, marine fittings,
bathroom tWtures, fiberglass, cement, automobiles,
motor homes, appliances, antiques etc.

Brand new Soft-Top for Jeep (convertible)
$500. Polaris Telescope with Tripod and
scope attachments. $500. Call 167-2598
between 8am & 5pm Monday through Friday.

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-
painters, fiberglass technicians and plumbers
required by Bradford Grand Bahama Ltd. Please
call 242-352-7711 for an appointment or fax
your resume to 242-352-7695.

1995 Suzuki Swift Hatchback, full loaded.
$6,000. Call 367-3202/1 or 366-0588.

14' Tin Boat with 25 HP Yamaha and trailer.
$3000.00 Call 367-2598 between 8am & 5pm
Monday through Friday.
1981 24ft Hydra Sport w/1992 200 h.p. Volvo
Stemdriven diesel engine. $12,000.
15KW Koheler Generator, propane pow-
ered, runs good $1750. Contact Mike Bethel
367-4577 or Gary Murhee 357-6769.

Island Hopper w/twin diesels. View at
Calcutta. Make an offer. Call 366-3139.
Yot Toy see through dinghy 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. Cat Island.
21' Chris Craft inboard diesel engine needs
wor $4000 O.B.O. Call Tim 366-3110.
25' Hydra Sports "Walkaround" 1984 twin
175 HP Yamahas, runs great, first $9,500
takes it! Call Don at Best Boat Sales &
Service 954-467-1555.
26' Center console, twin 200 Yamaha. 1997
50 hrs. T.Top. Duty Paid, clean boat. Best
offer.Tel: 561-272-1143.

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36' Munroe Hull, 4000 lb Freezer, 8KW
Onan Generator, 671 GM Engine, A/C, Sleeps
6, Ready for crawfishing, etc. Call 366-2262.

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. $54,000. 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 sellyour used boat fast. Callfor
details. Contact Bob Everhard Phone
305-532-8600 Ext. 104 E-mail bobever-
hard@floridayacht.com Marsh Harbour
Office 242-477-5508


for Golden Harvest
Pension fund
Medical Insurance Line
Regular hours five day week
Vacation schedule
1 5 years 2 weeks
5 -10 years 3 weeks
10 + years 4 weeks
Application Forms available at Abaco Wholesale
Marsh Harbour.

The Abaconian Page 31

through Grade 10 and each year will add a
grade through high school. Mrs. Russell-
Greene, an avid tennis enthusiast, has
more than 18 years of teaching experience
and was recently a teacher at Mary Star of
the Sea Catholic School on Grand
Welcome to Abaco, Mrs. Russell-
Greene, and hopefully you find time to
develop a good junior tennis programme
here on Abaco.


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P.O. BOX AB-20404 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Phone (242) 367-2358 Fax: (242) 367-2359 www.abacobahamas.com

Lime House
Sea-to sea
Eastern Shores Peninsula
* Main house 2 bedroom/2 bath
1,600 sq.ft. living space
1,390 sq.ft. deck/porch
* 1-bedroom guest cottage
* Completely furnished and equipped
* Dock with boatlift
Magnificent view of Abaco Sound with
mainland background!
Price on Request

Harbour front Home
on Exclusive Pelican Shores
A* 2 bedroom/ 2 1/2 bath island-style residence
* Fully furnished and equipped
* Well-elevated lot with over 200 ft. of harbour
frontage, with wood and concrete dock
A commanding view of the town and harbour!
Price on Request

September 1st. 2000