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VOLUME 12, NUMBER 10, MAY 15th, 2004 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Green Turtle Cay Celebrates Its HeritageIsland Roots Festival Draws Crowds to Enjoy HomecomingPM Opens Dundas T. ClinicThe Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, officially re-commissioned the Dundas Town Community Clinic on May 6 which will now be known by its new name, the Miriam Cornish Community Clinic. Shown here is Mr. Cay Mills addressing the crowd while the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel listen.HT Garbage Contract Is SignedBy Portia Jonsson It was indeed a very proud day for the family of the late Miriam Ann Cornish, affectionately known as “Mother Cornish.” On May 6th the Ministry of Health officially re-commissioned and named the Dundas Town Clinic in her honour. Attending this ceremony was the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie; Hope Town residents turned out to hear Mr. Ron Pinder, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health, announce that a contract has been signed to barge garbage from the island to the mainland. He is shown here greeting Mr. Walter Sweeting, Chief Councillor for the Hope Town District Countil.See story on page 26. Please see Clinic Page 2 By Jennifer Hudson Come Celebrate Things Bahamian was the invitation to the Island Roots Festival held at Green Turtle Cay on May 7 to 9 and what a celebration it was. Co-chairmen Karen McIntosh and Alton Lowe and their committee are to be greatly commended for their vision and very hard work which culminated in this extremely enjoyable, educational and successful historic event. The distinctive and colourful Royal Bahamas Police Force Band under the direction of ASP Sylvester George added pomp and pageantry to the occasion. At approximately 3:30 p.m. the band was heard making its way from the Administrator’s Office to the Bandstand for the official opening of the festival. The National Anthems of both the United States and the Bahamas, beautifully sung by Bryan Thompson and Kayla Lockhart Edwards, began the official opening ceremony. Mr. David Bethell, Town Committee Chairman, welcomed everyone to the event and stated his delight in welcoming our brother and sister ‘conchs’ from Key West. “New Plymouth has been declared an historic district by the Ministry of Tourism for its rich heritage of folklore, architecture, music and culture,” he stated. The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, was in jovial mood as he took the microphone and, while waiting for the Police Band to finish playing a Please see Island Roots Page 10 The Royal Bahamas Police Band entertained the crowds at the Island Roots Festival held on Green Turtle Cay on May 7-9. Many activities showcased the rich heritage of the community, and the “sister city” relationship with Key West, Florida, was rekindl ed. Junkanoo rushouts, demonstrations, displays and lots of old time foods kept everyone entertained.

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Page 2 The Abaconian May 15, 2004 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 “B” East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday • Depart Marsh Harbour Monday • Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday • Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday • Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday • Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday • Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday • Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday • Arrive Marsh Harbour bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm • Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKES the Minister of Health, Sen. the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel; together with a contingent of senators, local government officials and health officials. The Miriam Cornish Community Clinic is the sixth clinic commissioned by the government since taking office in 2002. Last year the clinic in Fox Town was completed and officially opened in March. The Prime Minister mentioned that health is blind to wealth, politics and color and that fundamental health care was the right of all people. They heard the plea of Mr. Cay Mills. Although it was small in size, the people will receive quality care. Government is committed to the transformation of The Bahamas which will be accomplished with Bahamian people working together. Mr. Christie told of his time as Minister of Tourism in 1983 when he saw tremendous growth potential which we are seeing. The opportunities are a constant challenge to the health system. If we have a successful tourism industry, the government must be capable of developing the infrastructure and provide the necessary services for both locals and outsiders. The economic thrust on Abaco is causing the government to look at its needs and to see how soon it will move to the next level. Mr. Christie was pleased that the Minister of Health was naming the satellite clinics after members of the community who have achieved greatness but who often fell through the cracks. He would like to see a record of history of the small islands. The history of the a community is based on the lives of the important people within that community. Naming the clinic after someone like Miriam Cornish is recognizing people for what they have done and is an example for the next generation. We owe a debt of gratitude to those who have enriched our lives. He urged the group to record the stories of these people. Dr. Bethel spoke about the fact that health care is a forerunner of development. Quality health needs to be affordable and accessible and that is why his government is developing satellite clinics such as the one in Dundas Town. Abaco now has two main clinics in Marsh Harbour and Cooper’s Town. With the opening of the Dundas Town clinic, Abaco has seven satellite clinics. Dr. Bethel spoke highly of Abaco’s efforts in conservation, stating that the people were active in protecting the environment. He announced that a site of 27 acres for a sanitary landfill had been chosen near Snake Cay and that the survey will soon be completed. It will be one month until they put it out to tender and the work should be complete by the end of the year. The site will accommodate the solid waste for the entire island including all the cays. Additionally, he announced that a contract to remove waste from Elbow Cay had been signed The Dundas Town Clinic had been closed ClinicFrom Page 1Clinic Will Serve Dundas Town and Murphy Townsince mid-2001 after it was ramshackled and vandalized. In 2003 when the Minister of Health visited Abaco, Chief Councillor for Central Abaco Cay Mills asked him to have the clinic renovated and reopened to serve the people of Dundas and Murphy Towns. The renovation of the clinic cost approximately $36,000 and now has a waiting room, two bathrooms, storage supply room and shared office for the doctor and nurse. A central air-conditioning system was installed and the floors retiled. Mr. Mills spoke about the honest, hardworking and proud people of Dundas Town. He remarked how it saddened him to see his family members, in need of medical attention, so close to the closed clinic but having to travel so far for help. He is happy that the Prime Minister did not look at politics but the need. He was honoured and proud to welcome all to his little part of the world that he loves very much. He thanked everyone involved for their hard work and being a part of this very special event. The Prime Minister, Mr. Perry Christie, greeted nurses and clinic staff on his visit to Dundas Town to re-commission the Dundas Town clinic. He was accompanied by the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health, and several senators. 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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 3 DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANYAt Damianos Realty it’s all about YOU...If we don’t have the listing YOU want...We will get it for YOU!! www.damianos.com EXCLUSIVE LISTINGS HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “TWIN DOLPHIN POINT”!Internet Ref. #2072!2 elevated waterfront homes!Total of 8 beds 7 baths, 4 kitchens, and office!Private 80’ dock with 50’ ‘T’ and 9 ft. draft!Small beach & sunning area!Lush 1.6 acre property!Great rental history, turnkey$2,300,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY VILLAGE APARTMENTS!Internet Ref. #2158!Two story apartment building with 5 units in the heart of the settlement!3 units with 1 bed 1 bath!2 units with 2 bed 1 bath!Steady rental income with waiting list!Building needs TLC$300,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “LIME TREE VILLA”!Internet Ref. #2092!Lovely 2 bed 2 bath home!Sleeping loft over living area!Fully equipped kitchen! mile south of settlement!Protected position at the top of barrier sand dunes!Well-protected bulkhead & land on Nigh Creek for dockage$1,500,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 15 MILES SOUTH OF MARSH HARBOUR!Internet Ref. #2122!1,687 sq. ft. island home!3 bedroom 2 bathrooms!Carport!Seaviews!Opposite sandy beach!Needs TLC to transform it into an ideal beach house$130,000 CASUARINA POINT PRICE RE-Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “BALI HAI”!Internet Ref. #2041!Absolutely turnkey waterfront 5,900 sq. ft. estate!Overlooking Tahiti Beach!4 bed 4.5 baths!Outdoor living & Pool!Commercial kitchen!12 seat Dining room!Dock for 80’ vessel & more$2,900,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “TILLOO CUT”!Internet Ref. #1671!Dorros Cove Sub.!3 bed 2 bath 1700 sq. ft. traditional island home!Fireplace and A/C!Almost 1 acre landscaped!Panoramic ocean view!Private dock slip!Fully furnishedReduced $878,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 PRICE REDUCED HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “ARIEL VIEW”!Internet Ref. #1813!3 bed 2 bath home!2,048 sq.’ living space!Cathedral ceilings & covered verandahs!Central A/C!Ocean views/dock access!Landscaped!Fully furnished!Motivated seller$550,000 PRICE REDUCEDKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY VILLAGE PROPERTY!Internet Ref. #1969!Excellent elevation!Walk to all amenities!Bank Building: Structure: 780 sq’ Land: 2,977 sq’$289,000!Vacant Lot (2,499 sq’)$95,000!Vacant Lot (5,253 sq’)$199,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 MARSH HARBOUR Donna Darville Tel: 242-367-5046 Fax: 242-367-5045 donna@damianos.com MARSH HARBOUR Leslie Pinder Tel: 242-367-5046 Fax: 242-367-5045 leslie@damianos.com HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CAY Kerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 kerry@damianos.com ELBOW CAY PROPERTIES Jane Patterson Tel: 242-366-0569 Home: 242-366-0273 jane@damianos.com LUBBERS QUARTERS “FLIP FLOPS”!Internet Ref. #1851!Beach bungalow!White sandy beachfront!1.19 acre property!Improvements!Lush landscaping!Nature trails!Dock!Breathtaking sunsetsUS$395,000 Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAY Laurie Schreiner Tel/Fax: 242-366-3143 laurie@damianos.com Need a realtor?Damianos Realty is the best call you can make.Calling Damianos Realty for your Bahamian real estate needs means tapping into our 59 years of expertise and experience. 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Internet Ref. #2280TILLOO CAY!TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Interior lots starting at $75,000. Beachfront Lot #7 offered at $150,000. One Sea of Abaco lot left with deep water $220,000. Internet Ref. #1836.!SEA TO SEA 3 3/4 acres $650,000. Internet Ref. #1884 LOTS FOR SALE TREASURE CAY “THE BLUE HOUSE”!Internet Ref. #2086!5 bed 4 bath beach house!2,250 sq. ft. living space!Sandy beach frontage!Bedroom suites offer easy access to beach via wrap around deck!3 central A/C units!Cathedral ceilings & more$1,990,000Leslie Pinder: 242-367-5046 NEAR TREASURE CAY BEAUTIFUL SEAVIEWS3 minutes from Treasure Cay!Internet Ref. #2115!SPACIOUS 5.29 ACRE PROPERTY!3 bed 2 bath home!2,200 sq. ft. living space!Great views of Sea of Abaco & Green Turtle Cay in the distance!Partially furnished$600,000 NEW LISTINGLeslie Pinder: 242-367-5046 MARSH HARBOUR LITTLE ORCHARD!Internet Ref. #1768!3 bed 2 bath home!6,400 sq. ft. living space!Furnished!2-car carport!Beautifully landscaped 46,690 sq. ft. property!Great harbour & seaviews & 360 degree views$1,150,000Leslie Pinder: 242-367-5046 NEW LISTING TREASURE CAY ON WORLD FAMOUS BEACH!Internet Ref. #2125!Treasure Cay Beach Villas!Two bedrooms 2 baths!900 sq. ft. living space!Swimming Pool!Pristine white sandy beach!18 hole 72 par Golf Course!150 slip full service Marina!Restaurants & shops nearby$212,000Donna Darville: 242-367-5046 NEW LISTING GUANA CAY “BEACH WATCH”!Internet Ref. #1949!Sandy Beachfront!3b/2b furnished home!Open-plan living area!Wrap-around deck, screened porch & observation deck!Over 1 acre for estate or development!Great rental history$690,000 NEW LISTINGKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 MAN O’ WAR CAY BEACHFRONT PROPERTY!Internet Ref. #2091!Two beachfront bldgs. with 5 bed 4 baths total!Central A/C & Furnished!15,750 sq. ft. property!Pool, Sauna & Jacuzzi!Generator House!Hurricane Shutters!Sea Wall & much more$1,600,000Leslie Pinder: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “NOR’EASTER”!Internet Ref. #1945!Island Cottage!2 bedrooms 2 baths!Great rental history!1,000 sq. ft. living space!Seaviews & steps away from beautiful ocean beach spacious lot!Furnished & dock access$425,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569

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Page 4 The Abaconian May 15, 2004 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderGet Well WishesGet well wishes go to Ms. Millie Russell, who broke her wrist and went to Nassau for treatment and to Marinus Schutemaker, who has been to Nassau for tests. Both seem to be doing better, but a timely visit from a few friends would probably help them recuperate a lot quicker. Bridal Shower Is HeldA bridal shower was held for Ashley Neilly in the new community center on April 30th. Many family, friends and well-wishers came from all over the island and the bride-to-be received a wide variety of lovely gifts to help her and her new husband set up housekeeping. Ashley is the only daughter of Larry and Norma Jean Neilly and the bridegroom is Lucas Albury of Man-O-Way Cay. The wedding is set to take place on July 17 at Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound.New Electrical Poles Are Ready for InstallationBEC promised the Winding Bay project that they would have electricity brought to them via the main road before December 2004, and we see that the poles are piled up and ready for installation. As we are only one more mile down the road, Cherokee is anticipating being hooked up to the more direct lines since we suffer with so many interruptions of service through the present set up which comes to us via Casuarina Point under the water. There are many more homes and prospects for building in the Yellow Wood area that have been waiting patiently for this service to come down the road to them. Besides the project at Winding Bay there is another 80-acre subdivision just east of Cherokee with brand new roads just waiting for new home builders. But, besides the electricity, what we really need is water piped into our settlement as we are so close to sea level and there are many who cannot obtain a sweet water well. This also was promised to our residents by government and the Winding Bay developers when the project first started. We are still patiently waiting. [Editor’s Note: BEC expects to extend the land line into Cherokee. This will put both Cherokee and Winding Bay on a loop, allowing power to come from either source.] School NewsThanks to Mrs. Joanne Bradley, our students have a volunteer teacher to finish their school year. It is too bad there is not a pool of substitute teachers to fill in when illnesses occur. Why is it whenever we are “in need,” there is never anyone to help us out. We are left to make do as best we can. Thank goodness for our local residents and mothers who help in times of crisis. However, this should not be the norm, but the exception. The District Education Officer should have qualified teachers here on Abaco or at least, be able to get one from Nassau when they are needed.A Evening of MusicAn evening of singing and musical performers took place on May 7 in our new community center to a packed house. There was a wide variety of entertainment from several different participants coming from many of the other settlements. Unrehearsed and spontaneous in context, it brought the people together in their mutual love of music and everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves.Third Annual Sea Shell Show and ExhibitionCherokee will be having its third annual Sea Shell Show and Exhibition on May 31 at the new W.W. Sands Community Center from 11 a.m. til 4 p.m. with all proceeds going to the Cherokee Primary School to help it get a new ceramic tile floor. We are looking for weekend collectors as well as conchology enthusiasts. First and foremost, our goal is to show natural shells just as they come out of the sea, but we are looking for the largest and the smallest, the most beautiful and the ugliest as well as anything that is Center Console with T-Top 2 Dive Platforms with Swim Ladder VHF Depth Finder Igloo Cooler 2 Anchors Full Safety Equipment Offers the Smooth and Ultra Dry Ride of the MERCPANGA HullP.O. Box AB-22995 Man-O-War Cay Abaco Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6008 Fax: (242) 365-6151 e-mail: mowmarina@hotmail.com South Abaco Newsunusual or unique. As before we will have displays of craft items, coins, stamps, bottles, sea glass and many other things related to the sea. We want to keep improving and find new and different things to exhibit. We need your help. There are guidelines for entries posted in several different places throughout the community so be sure to look them over. The date we have set for the show is on a public holiday so we are hoping that we will also attract lots of people from other parts of the island to come and see the exhibition as most of the other settlements are also along the seashore. Maybe someday this could become an island-wide event. If you would like to enter an item or items in the show or need further information, you can call Lee Pinder, Michelle Lowe or Joanne Bradley.

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 5 month of may Contest Rules:Prizes as shown. No exchange. No cash value. All entries, including winning entries, are eligible for grand prize. Family Island winners responsible for collection and shipping of all prizes won. Mailed entries must be received by May 28, 2004. All winners agree to have names and photographs used in promotional material. One winner daily, except where indicated. Employees of Asa HPritchard, Nassau Motor Company and AdWorks Advertising Agency and their immediate families are not eligible to enter. sun mon tuewedthufrisat giveaway! HOW TO ENTERBuy ONE item from each of these categories any size or type at participating stores DISH CARE+LAUNDRY+HEALTH & BEAUTYCuisinart 7pc Stainless COOKWARE SET Retail value $210YEAR LONG PIZZA PARTY2 pizzas per month for ONE year Retail value $520Whirlpool ELECTRIC DRYER8-cycle, 4 temps Retail value $850CHAR-BROILBBQ GRILLRetail value $279Toshiba FLAT SCREEN TVRetail value $1,195XM SATELLITE RADIO SYSTEMfor auto & home Retail value $699HIS OR HERS BICYCLERetail value $22516 pc CorningWare TABLEWARERetail value $52.50SWIFFER DUST MOPSat The Harbour Bay Shopping CentreCOLEMAN COOLERSRetail value $39.99 ea10 MOVIE PASSES for Two!Retail value $120Canon S400 4MPDIGITAL CAMERARetail value $510Designer BEACH TOWELSRetail value $50 eachProfessional CURLING IRON & FLAT IRONRetail value $144Power TOOL SETCordlessCircular Saw, Drill/DriverRetail value $420 2004 ADWORKS 2004 HONDA CIVIC SEDAN from Nassau Motor Co.Retail value $25,000 31 8 Winners! 12 Winners! 5 Winners! 2 Winners! 9 Winners! HUFFY PORTABLE BASKETBALL SYSTEMRetail value $319LAUNDRY GIFT PACK CONAIR GARMENT STEAMERRetail value $150CREST SPIN BRUSHES to the destination of your choice! 5 Winners! 32Ž Set of 4 Mikasa BEVERAGE GLASSESRetail value $51.80 KITCHENAID4.5 QT STAND MIXER Retail value $3991 8 15 22 29 His &Hers MOVADO WatchesRetail value $990 Whirlpool 1.1 cu ft Turntable MICROWAVERetail value $280 Whirlpool 18lb 8-Cycle WASHERRetail value $825 2 9 16 2330Gateway COMPUTER SYSTEMRetail value $780 Set of SAMSONITE LUGGAGERetail value $220 Herbal Essences GIFT PACK GRAND PRIZEROOM RE-DORetail value $1,000 Wilsonart Wood Flooring & Benjamin Moore Paint 7 14 21 28 3 10 17 24 6 13 20 27 1.Purchase one item from each of the3 categories shown at left. 2.Bring the 3 product labels or the actual products to the Prize-A-Day Giveaway Entry Centre, Top-of-the-Hill, Mackey Street, 10am to 4pm weekdays. Family Island residents should mail product labels and completed entry form to Prize-A-Day Giveaway, P.O. Box SS 6943, Nassau, to be received by Friday, May 28, 2004. Winners notified daily. Enter as often as you like for a chance to win these fabulous prizes! 4 11 18 255 12 19 26

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Page 6 The Abaconian May 15, 2004 JEWELRY PERFUMEOMEGAWATCHESCHINA, CRYSTAL, JEWELRY, WATCHES & RESORT WEAR FOR EVERY BUDGETTreasure Cay, Abaco Mon Sat 9 5 pm Closed for lunch 12 noon 1:30 pm Tel: (242) 365-8132 Diane Solomon Manager “Barefoot Elegance”22 Romantic Tropical Rooms nestled upon the sand dunes.ABACO INN ABACO INN ABACO INN ABACO INN ABACO INN2 miles south of Hope Town, Elbow CayFine dinning with breath-t aking panoramic views from our terrace enhances our delicious menu of fresh daily catches and homemade delicacies. Stop by and relax with a cool tropical beverage, our friendly staff are waiting to serve you. “Keep an eye on our calander of events throughout the season” CALL FOR TRANSPORTATION Tel: (242) 366-0133/0333 fax: (242) 366-0113Treasure Cay HotelMan-O-WarCongratulations to Shawn Roberts, son of Buddy and Tiffany Roberts of Man-OWar Cay on successfully completing Club Carts’ Experienced Technician Program for Golf Carts in Augusta, Georgia. His parents are proud of him.Other Community NewsStudents from Man-O-War All-Age School participated in Earth Day celebrations held by Friends of the Environment in Marsh Harbour on April 30th. Man-O-War won an award for recycling in the small school division. Aaron Albury took first place in his division for the song and poster contest. Third grader Kyle Hoarde placed second in his age group for the song contest. Man-O-War School is hosting an evening reminiscence with recitations from the Royal Readers and songs from the past on Empire Day, May 24th. All are invited to attend. A recent visit to the island by Mr. Alan Bolton and Ms. Karen Bjorndal of the Archie Carr Center for Turtle Research led to a meeting with other sea mammal researchers currently working in Abaco. Abaco presents itself especially well to researchers because of the diversity of aquatic environment. The turtles studied on Abaco can live well over a 100 years and range thousands of miles. Certain species face extinction as a result of bi-catch and other fisheries. Together with Friends of the Environment researchers hope to find ways to enlighten the public to the importance of these creatures in our ecosystem.Hope TownCelebrity WeddingBy Jennifer Hudson Hope Town hosted a celebrity wedding on May 8th when Miss Nancy Mack and Mr. Chad Smith were married in a candlelight ceremony in the St. James Methodist Church. Chad is drummer with the U.S. super group The Red Hot Chili Peppers and has many platinum records under his belt. He is described in international music circles as “having a personality as big as his drum sound which makes him a favourite with drummers all over the world.” Nancy, an architect with Trump Enterprises in New York, is the daughter of boating visitors Jim and Fay Mack, who spend a large part of each year on their boat in Hope Town Harbour. In a traditional ceremony Nancy and Chad exchanged vows which they had written themselves in front of their families and friends who had traveled from afar to share with them on that special day. The church, which was liberally strewn with hundreds of deep pink and orange rose petals, was filled to capacity with well wishers who, when asked by officiant, Mr. Vernon Malone, “Who gives their blessing on this union?” all responded with a resounding, “We do!” Family and friends also participated in a very personal and meaningful way as each person present was given the opportunity to bless the wedding rings as they were passed from guest to guest during the ceremony before being exchanged by the bride and groom. In the tradition of “Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue,” the bride had in her shoe as something old a sixpence given her by Mrs. Bobby Malone, which was just one year younger than the groom. The something borrowed was the ring pillow borrowed from co-wedding planner Bernadette Hall, who was married the previous week. The something new was obviously her dress and the something blue remains a secret between the bride and her groom. Classical music was played prior to the ceremony and for the wedding processional and recessional by violinist Jennifer Hudson. The recessional chosen by the bride was Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and as the bride and groom reached the door to exit after the ceremony, the church bells took up the theme begun by the violin. In completely contrasting style, the music for the signing of the register was performed by very famous Rock vocalist/bass player and songwriter, Glenn Hughes, who is a very close friend of the bride and groom and with whom Chad, the groom, often appears in concert. Mr. Hughes, who gained fame as lead singer with the bands Deep Purple and Trapeze has earned worldwide super stardom and a place in rock history. He now tours internationally as a solo artist and guest performer. He performed two numbers, much to the delight of the guests, the first of which he had written himself and the second had been chosen as a personal favourite by the bride. A joyful reception was held at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge when guests danced the night away to the music of a Reggae band which had been specially flown in for the occasion. After a short honeymoon at the Lodge, Chad and Nancy left for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where Chad and Glenn were scheduled to perform together in concert the following weekend. News of the Cays Sea Spr Sea Spr Sea Spr Sea Spr Sea Spr a a a a a y R y R y R y R y R esor esor esor esor esor t t t t tHopetown, Elbow Cay Boat House Restaurant Boat House Restaurant Boat House Restaurant Boat House Restaurant Boat House RestaurantCome for Breakfast Lunch or Dinner • Children’s MenuWaterside Garbonzo Reef Bar Open Daily at 11 a.m.Waterfront VillasOne & two bedroom units On the ocean & harbour All with Full Kitchen/Air Cond/Sat TVFull Service Marina50 Deepwater Slips • Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice Call and ask about our off season rates for our villas and marina For local transportation to Sea SprayCall VHF 16 or 366-0065 E-mail: seasprayres@oii.net • www.seasprayresort.comJoin us for our daily Bahamian Specials

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 7 with Rex Major C E L E B R A T I O N R A L L I E S Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday May 24th, 25th, 26th at 7:30 PMG R A N D F I N A L E Sunday, May 30th at 5:00 PMAll the above at Central Abaco Primary SchoolCONT A CT US A T : REACH OUT TO LIVE P.O.Box AB-20436 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-5858 (242) 367-2188 (242) 367-0201 (Office) Invites you to Come Be Inspired and Renewed

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Page 8 The Abaconian May 15, 2004The AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Isobel Sherman Contributors: Pat Bowlds, Leslie Kennedy, Lee Pinder, Malcolm Spicer, Robert Wilson Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abaco’s most compete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moore’s Is. Subscription rate $20 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $40 USA$50 Canada airmail $95 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface The Editor Says Our Changing Way of LifeMoney ProblemsDear Editor: At a Public Meeting several months after Hurricane Floyd a statement was made regarding the washed out section in the White Sound area of Elbow Cay, Abaco. The Bahamas government had acquired monies for restoration from the International Development Bank and $350,000 had been allocated for reconstruction or repair of this particular section of the road. A couple of months ago a representative from the International Development Bank was in Hope Town for inspection of the area reconstructed. As of today nothing has been done. Now that the Bahamas government has signed a contract for repair of the roads on the south end of Elbow Cay and this area is included in the contract, please would someone confirm if this money has been included (in the contract). If it has not, please would Mr. Roberts see that the money is released so that the roads can be properly repaired without the community of Hope Town having to contribute. Contributions to the Public Treasury from Elbow Cay far exceed many other communities that have reconstructed, repaired and built roads and sea walls since Hurricane Floyd. It is now time Abaco’s economy has been on a steady climb since the island was opened up by the airport in 1958 and a road network beginning in 1959. Growth then was slow and without any forethought or planning. Several small inns preceded this development, the New Plymouth Inn and the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, but they did not create much movement of the economy. They did start the process of exposing Abaco to new persons. The Guana Harbour Club was another small hotel dating from the early 1960s. The Owens-Illinois pulpwood operation and the Scott Mattson (S & M) farm were the biggest commercial ventures on the island. Abaco’s inhabitants have come a long way since their awakening in the 1960s. Growth, development and change are coming at an ever faster pace now. Cherokee residents are nervously watching the Abaco Club at Winding Bay and wondering how this will affect their town and way of life. Guana Cay is anxiously waiting for further word on a 500-acre or more development on the northwestern end of the island. Details have not been released but something big is in the planning stages. Then we get tantalizing messages from the Prime Minister and other senior Cabinet members of a huge development somewhere in South Abaco. This has been mentioned in several separate instances but without further comment. More recently we are told by senior politicians of a development coming to Angel Fish Point north of Cooper’s Town and of another project at Boiling Hole on the coast near Fire Road. On the agricultural front, there appears to be a large dairy farm being planned vaguely in the vicinity of the Abaco Big Bird chicken farm south of Marsh Harbour. This made headlines in the Nassau papers in February. It was originally announced by the Prime Minister at the PLP convention last fall. At a recent Hope Town meeting related to its garbage problems, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Environmental Health inferred that a 27-acre landfill site inland from Snake Cay might have to be relocated due to a pending development at Snake Cay. Subsequently, it has been announced that the landfill will be constructed as planned inland from Snake Cay. Does that mean that Snake Cay is no longer in line for development? It was mentioned that Snake Cay might be used as a shipping point, either incoming or outgoing, for garbage and trash. It was suggested that Snake Cay’s relatively deep water dock could be used for commercial freight without jeopardizing its tourism potential. Perhaps the landfill is far enough away to avoid any conflict with Snake Cay’s potential. Add to this mix the improvements to Marsh Harbour’s airport and they are coming some day. Advertisements were recently placed by government for control tower staff. Even if a new airport is built from scratch, it is several years away with a myriad of details to be resolved before construction begins. It is conceded that in any event the present one will be improved. Some of these developments may fail to materialize but the handwriting is plainly there for all to see. Abaco is positioned for great things, whether we want them or not. The problems on Exuma from the Four Seasons development should be a wake up call to government and us on Abaco to engage in some long range planning to ease the burdens of development. Foreign workers will probably be needed. At least foreign in the sense that they come from somewhere besides Abaco, and they will not necessarily come with our values. Exuma is now experiencing this. Bimini is just beginning a recruitment program for a large development. Although some families are willing to move to another island, the bulk of the work force in Nassau does not want to leave the comforts or neighborhood they now enjoy. New workers and their families will put additional demands on housing, schools, medical facilities and other services. Additional families and projects will require expansion of some of our utilities electricity, phone and water. Along with this will come some social disruptions, hopefully minor. Exuma has had crime problems, much of it minor but it still stresses the resident population and police. Development will spur Haitian refugees to locate here in hope of finding work. This will put additional pressure on the Haitian settlements as they absorb more persons. We can use expanded educational facilities, particularly aimed at teaching trades and clerical skills. We are at a cross-roads of needing additional skilled workers but not having enough demand of aspiring students to warrant a scheduled class. At this time, several new tradesmen would get jobs while other graduates would be discouraged at not being able to find employment using their new skills. One study is underway to plan strategies for Abaco’s future at meeting and fostering tourism. This is a new venture initiated by Abaco’s Tourism Director, and it is not clear how far the group’s vision will extend beyond traditional tourism issues. A second study on Abaco land use was alluded to by the Prime Minister recently. A developer on Eleuthera began a land use study there which government expanded to cover the entire island. Mr. Christie told a gathering at an Abaco Chamber of Commerce luncheon that an a similar study will be made for Abaco. Planning for Abaco’s growth will reduce the inevitable growing pains which we will be exposed to. Too often developers look only at potential investment returns while overlooking the social disruptions to surrounding communities. Abaco is fortunate in having many attributes that visitors find appealing and our proximity to Florida makes us an easy destination. Whether our arrivals come by air or boat, Abaco Sound and the barrier islands figure prominently in our attractiveness. The Abaco way of life is one of the chief reasons investors want to come here. Changes are not visible on a daily basis. However, looking at the Abaco way of life on a decade-by-decade basis shows a steady change and not always for the good. Good planning can minimize these undesirable changes and their impact on our way of life.Dave RalphLetters to the Editor Please see Letters Page 9 for our community to receive that which is due to us. Individual correspondence with the Minister would result in individual information. An open letter to the community of Hope Town, published in The Abaconian, would inform the entire community. Inquisitive CitizenNeed ActionDear Editor, In your publication of the 1st of April, 2004, you published a letter of encouragement for the community of Hope Town, Elbow Cay, written by Mr. Samuel David Albury, a resident of Man-O-War Cay. He stated that help and hope is on the way. Mr. Samuel David Albury spoke from experience, I suppose, as the roads on ManO-War Cay were recently paved; in fact, the new road comes right up to the wall surrounding his residence, money granted by “the Bahamas Government,” not by any political party. How then can he say to the Hope Town community that help is on the way when we are being asked to provide almost half the cost to have the roads paved properly. As for hope, there is a common expression in the Bahamas, Live in hope die in despair. Hopefully, we will not die in despair. I do agree with Mr. Samuel David Albury that bad roads do get worse patching only helps for a short period of time. Some of the same people who patched roads in 1995 were still patching until recently when new roads were promised. This was not done politically but for the safety of motorists. His concern for family members and his loving care for his wife of 35 years (Happy Anniversary in July) is to be commended. Maybe somehow he can help them by recognizing that politics is not the issue here. Bad roads are! Sincerely, A CyclistComplaint Against BECDear Sir, I’ve dealt with local government on Abaco, with government officials in Nassau, never a problem. But my dealings with BEC have being a nightmare. It took a year to get them to give the specifications on the transformer required. On March 23, 2004, I paid BEC the deposit to install a meter in the unit as I am using temporary power. The meter was promised three days later. I AM STILL WAITING. Is this the treatment this company gives to customers like me who come into Abaco, of course, looking for a profit but providing much needed work for the locals. If someone is ready to die in the area, I suggest they order their death through BEC. They will live a lot longer. Congratulations on your wonderful newspaper, continue the good work. Henry QuintanaOnce Again Locals SufferTo the Editor, I am referring to the new park or no take zone that has been proposed from Sandy Cay to Little Harbour including Old Robinson’s Bight. As most people will tell you, this is the only place left between Whale Cay and Little Harbour where locals can go camping or spend a weekend on their boat without being overrun with people or being told they cannot use a beach. My point is why do we locals have to give up all we enjoy. Yes, I know that we need to do things to insure the future of our waters and fish but why us in this case. The only way to enforce this is to find more staff for the Fisheries Department. This takes money. Would it not be better and cheaper to just go up the street in Marsh Harbour and catch people that are catching and taking out hundreds of pounds of fish and crawfish every year. I have a lot of friends who come here

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 9Letters to the EditorDoesn’t Want to See Abaco RuinedDear Abaconian, My wife, Joyce, and I have returned from our third magnificent trip to Abaco aboard our trawler Sleeping Bear We have thoroughly enjoyed your tranquil and picturesque islands to the extent we plan on returning for many years to come. What a great life you have living within this jewel. You are so fortunate to have kept your islands in local hands thereby maintaining the island’s landscapes from being taken over by high rise, glitzy businesses with absentee ownership. They so often destroy the very treasure they are trying to exploit. It is delightful to be in an area so enjoyed by the local people and who are so proud of their home land and it’s life style. We are, however, very concerned that a rumor about developing Baker’s Bay might be true and that a casino and a 200-slip marina is being considered as a part of that area’s development. The Baker’s Bay area is a treasure unto its self and needs very thoughtful development. This kind of development would destroy the existing environment needlessly and attract a type of person who is not compatible with the environs Abaco was built on. It would be a travesty for and a burden on the local community. A pristine area of your great country would be forever changed and lost. I so hope that refrain and good judgment will prevail and such a development does not go ahead but rather a less intrusive and more “Abaconian” community be considered. Thanks again for sharing your jewel with us and we look forward to many visit in the future. Joyce and Tony Parker Aboard Sleeping BearThanks for All the HelpThe Editor, “I get by with a little help from my friends...” Allow me to explain. On Friday, April 2, I was at home in Bahama Palm Shores moping around the house due to an attack of the flu. Sometime around mid-morning my wife called me from Marsh Harbour to say that there was a fire in Bahama Palm Shores. My response was something like “...1 don’t think so, ‘cause I don’t smell no smoke. But I’ll go and check it out anyway.” Turns out that there was, in fact, a fire raging out of control and making its way into the main entrance to Bahama Palm Shores. In the days following, especially the next three days, the fire continued to make its own decisions as to where it would go next, and in that process, there were several houses threatened. And, of course, the natural vegetation was completely consumed. I share all of this for one reason. During those first four or so crucial days that we battled this fire, there were numerous individuals that came to our assistance, and I was moved by the unselfishness that I saw demonstrated by so many people, most of them not even residents of Bahama Palm Shores. It is this fact that has motivated me to write this letter, so that I might publicly recognise some of these people. It is especially meaningful to me that so many came to our defense because having the flu, I wasn’t of any real help to anybody, and I am a resident of Bahama Palm Shores. Harlin Johnson and Bahamas Hot Mix, along with Shannon Albury’s Big Cat Equipment provided D8 bulldozers with operators who worked hard in going ahead of the fire to remove sources of fuel to the fire such as dry and dead vegetation. Winding Bay sent a water tanker/sprayer truck that discharged huge quantities of water, under high pressure, in mere minutes. In their case, the names that I have are as follows: Nate, Peter, Dan, Herman, and Michelod. Well done, guys! Curtis Sands also provided us with some help with his D3. Virtually all of the Casuarina Point Volunteer Fire Department appeared to be on site. This fire department consists of residents from Bahama Palm Shores, Casuarina Point and Cherokee as far as I know. I cannot name every one of them, but they know who they are, and they should know that we Bahama Palm Shores residents really do appreciate their help. There seemed to be dozens of other Cherokee residents helping out. In one or two instances, these volunteers from Cherokee consisted of entire families. There was also a man from Sandy Point, I don’t even know his name, who brought his little farm tractor to help in any way he could. I am told that even the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department made a visit to Bahama Palm Shores, and they already had their hands full. As I said, I can’t possibly remember every single person by name who helped us out. The fact is, D8 tractors by their very presence make an impression, and certain individuals from various organizations are more readily recognized than others, especially if they are Why .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address CitySt. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: • $40 USA 3 rd Class • $25 Bahamas surface • $20 to Abaco • US$50 Canada Airmail • US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: FA 181 PMB 620, 8902 N Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Oct 01 Please see Letters Page 38 LettersFrom Page 8 every year and I have no problem with visitors getting fish and crawfish while they are here as long as they stay within the law. (After all what would happen to me if I were in the U.S. and got caught catching fish.) But there is a growing number of sportfishing boats as well as smaller boats that come into our waters and mark our traps with GPS and work them every year. This has been going on for a long time, and many fisherman here have had run-ins with some of them time and time again. And when we do find time to fish our traps or even just trying to get around, we are waked to death, swamped and almost run over by the boats coming in from fishing, loaded with two and three times the legal catch limits. Now, you can see why I am so upset. Why do I have to give up catching fish at the place I and many of my friends enjoy to let the real poachers get away with it. The people who should be doing the right thing are, well, I do not know what they are doing and someone behind a desk in Nassau who never saw a fish wants to tell me I need to give up mine. You be the judge. I can see myself a few years from now trying to tell my daughter why she can’t catch a fish because I do not have the money to buy a million dollars sportfishing boat which seems to let people do whatever they want. I would like to say that I know the Fisheries Department staff in Marsh Harbour and I know they do as well as they can without the help and funds they need from higher up. I plead with you all to call the head office of Fisheries in Nassau and tell them not to do this to their own. Capt. Randolph R. AlburyResponding to MP LetterDear Editor, It was shocking to me that our MP would stoop so low as to publish a letter in your paper directed to me using comments such as “Totally dishonest” and “My brain not being in gear.” First of all, in my previous letter in which I proudly signed my name, I never addressed that letter to the MP, neither did I degrade him or his position. My comments were based on my personal opinions concerning the lack of consideration given to the community of Hope Town by the previous administration. I’ve always heard the saying, “If you can’t stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen.” If my comments rubbed a sore spot in the MP, then maybe he should consider the other famous quote, “The truth hurts.” Second of all, my head is on perfectly straight and, fortunately, my brain is still in high gear. I feel that I have been a very successful man and have been greatly blessed. I’m not dishonest, as the MP passed his judgement down on me. I respond only by saying the only judgement facing me is when I reach the other side and that I made straight long ago. Thirdly, I must say I don’t recall carrying a broom on my shoulder back in 1977 but I find it totally irrelevant whether I supported the PLP or not back then. But I’m proud to admit that in our 2002 election I wore the colours of bright yellow, turquoise and black and was blown away by the “fresh wind” that swept through our country. Thank God that in our great Bahamaland we have the right to choose any political persuasion during any election. This should not result in the victimization or degradation of one’s character! Thanks, Samuel D. Albury

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Page 10 The Abaconian May 15, 2004 ARAWAK AGENCYC U S T O M S B R O K E R S Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Freight Forwarding Transportation & Logistics Services Ship AgenciesFor More Information:Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasVisit our office on Front Street One Call Does It AllŽ Now Serving Sushi!Open For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week Sunda y Br unc h Every Sunday from: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm $25 per person, Children under 12 years Price Includes: All you can eat buffet, Free Mimosa, Free Soft Drinks, Free Parking For Reservations Call: 367-2158 Island RootsFrom Page 1 song they struck up in his honour, joked that he would not be dancing that afternoon He began by welcoming visitors from abroad, then noted the wonderful display of history in the buildings of Green Turtle Cay. In recognizing the connection between the twin cities of Key West and Green Turtle Cay he noted how after the civil war hundreds moved from the cay to Key West and said that he, in fact, has four ancestors who migrated to Key West between 1898 and 1907. He raised much hilarity in the audience when he decided to close with his Junkanoo shuffle and requested the band to provide him with a little Junkanoo rhythm. The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham brought greetings from the people of North Abaco and said that he hopes this will be he first of many such occasions on Green Turtle Cay. “ These events teach us to value ourselves and our cultures and teach tolerance towards each other,” he said and noted, “Mixed races get on better in Green Turtle Cay than anywhere else in The Bahamas.” He urged the visitors to keep coming to Abaco and noted, “We can celebrate the past while enjoying the present.” Two representatives from Key West, Ms. Sandy Higgs and Mr. Ed Swift, brought greeting on behalf of Key West and said that the twin cities are culturally very close. “Roots that took place here,” they said,” went to Key West and created a great mix of people there. The wonderful tolerance of colour, race, and religion came from the Bahamas.” They then presented a memorial of historic symbols connecting the two cities to Mr. Bethell. The Hon. Obie Wilchcombe stressed the importance of this cultural event for the Bahamas and people of Key West and stated, “Today represents the future.” Closing remarks were presented by Karen McIntosh who said, “I have breathed a big sigh of relief on seeing the event finally come to fruition.” She thanked the sponsors, her hard working committee members, visitors from near and far and the community for “bringing something together to share with the younger generation.” Other dignitaries present included the Chief Archivist Gail Saunders; Director of Tourism for Abaco, Ms. Jeritzan Outten; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Mr. Colin Higgs; Minister of Transportation and Aviation, Mrs.Three-Day Green Turtle Event Draws HundredsJunkanoo rushouts were a important part of the Island Roots Festival held on Green Turtle Cay. All ages of participants made for a colorful show. Glenys Hanna Martin; MP for South Abaco, Mr. Robert Sweeting;, President of the Bahamas Village Association of Key West, Mr. Joe Schroeder; and the President of the Key West Chorale, Ms. Emily Parsons. Master of Ceremonies was Don Cornish from the Abaco Tourist Office.Green Turtle Primary School ExcelsThere was so much to see, learn and eat during the festivities but the booth which really attracted my attention on opening day and deserves a “most outstanding booth award,” was the Green Turtle Cay Primary School’s historical booth. Every one of the 62 children in the school participated in the presentation of the history of the cay. A time line of artwork depicting scenes from the 900s to the present day was produced by the students of Grade 6 while the other grades depicted national symbols, buccaneers and the preservation of the coral reef. Also proudly displayed was a portrait of Amy Isobelle Roberts, who lived from 1910 to 1993 and after whom the school was named. She beThe Prime Minister, shown at right, was the key note speaker at the opening ceremony at the Island Roots Festival. During the ceremony Key West representatives presented a mounted display to David Bethell, Green Turtle Cay Town Committee Chairman, to commemorate the “sister city” designation of the two towns. Mr. Bethell is on the left with Mr. Alton Lowe in the center. Mr. Lowe instigated the first Island Roots Festival held in the 1970s and is co-chairman of the committee organizing this year’s festivities. came a school monitor at the age of 12 years and was a pupil teacher by the age of 15. She went on to further studies and eventually became beloved principal of the school. The present principal, Mrs. Ann Bootle, is deservedly proud of her students and commented that each one had become fully absorbed over the past few weeks in the research to discover their rich heritage.

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 11 Service between Freeport and Marsh HarbourDayTimesDepart FPOArrive MHHDepart MHHArrive FPO Friday thru7 a.m.7:45 a.m.8 a.m.8:30 a.m. Monday4 p.m. 4:45 p.m.5 p.m.5:30 p.m. Tuesday thru7 a.m.7:45 a.m.8 a.m.8:30 a.m. Thursday Visitors can take advantage of a one-day Casino Excursion to Freeport or an overnight package. Package options include air fare, ground transportation and hotel accommodation.For more information call Ph 242-367-4826 Marsh Harbour Ph 242-352-5778 Fax 242-351-5693 Freeport majorsair@coralwave.com Majors Air Service Flight Schedule Sister City, Key West, Added to FestivitiesBy Jennifer Hudson As part of the Island Roots Heritage Festival the 60-member Keys Chorale, under the direction of Emily Boyd Lowe, presented a concert in the delightful setting of the Garden Theatre at Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay, on the evening of May 7th. The Keys Chorale, which is affiliated with the Florida Keys Community College, consists of a team of dedicated singers who were delighted to bring their music to Green Turtle Cay on this historic occasion and strengthen their ties with their sister city. The Chorale is ably led by Mrs. Lowe, who brings out the very best in her singers, blending their voices with great sensitivity. She served for 30 years as Professor of Music at Eastern Michigan University, has taught voice, directed many choral groups and has personally sung in many voice recitals at home and abroad. Assistant Conductor is Dean Walters, an accomplished singer and conductor, who has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Many of the performers hold very close relations with Green Turtle Cay through an ancestry which goes back many generations. Donald Scott Lowe, The young women of Green Turtle Cay showed creativity as they plaited the Maypole at the Island Roots Festival. They plaited it in three different designs and thoroughly enjoyed their obviously well rehearsed dance routine.Keys Chorale Provides Delightful Eveninghusband of Emily Lowe, is a fifth generation “Conch,” having descended from the Saunders and Currys of Green Turtle Cay and Sarah Pinder of Cherokee. Three sisters in the Chorale, President Emily Harris Parsons, Mary Harris Cruz and Lanny Harris Skelly, are great great granddaughters of William Curry of Green Turtle Cay, who emigrated to America as a young teenager and later became Florida’s first millionaire. He married Euphemia Lowe and the couple had several children, one of whom named Louise, married Dr. J.Y. Porter who became Florida’s first Public Health Officer. To celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary the couple went from Key West to New York by steamer, which was quite a trip in those days, and William Curry gave his wife a solid gold set of flatware by Tiffany. These three great great granddaughters of the couple still have among their treasured possessions some of that solid gold flatware. Prior to the commencement of the programme Kayla Lockart Edwards, who, as a former executive with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, has been responsible for many heritage festivals in Nassau, spoke on the importance of heritage festivals such as this one being celebrated in Green Turtle Cay. She envisions each island eventually having its own heritage festival as all of the islands have something special and unique to share. Two visitors from Key West shared their feelings and Ed Swift was very emotionally moved as he spoke of the heritage of the two cities and how the lives of the people are so richly intertwined. A special gift of historical significance was presented to Alton Lowe for display in the Albert Lowe Museum. The musical programme, which began with the singing of the Bahamian National Anthem followed by that of the United States, was most interesting and varied and there was certainly something to satisfy all tastes. What could be more appropriate for an opening piece in that magical outdoor setting under a canopy of stars than The Heavens Are Telling from The Creation by Joseph Haydn. This was followed by selections from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana The remainder of the programme was filled with lighter, more contemporary music such as music from the shows Chorus Line, Carmen Jones, Chicago, Titanic, Prince of Egypt, 42nd Street and Les Miserables Many of these songs were performed in costume and accompanied by well choreographed dance routines which were a delight to watch as well as listen to. American spirituals and folk songs were also represented. A Sixties Medley, The 60-member Key Chorale gave an outstanding performance at the Garden Theatre located at the home of Alton Lowe. The program offered a variety of music, something to appeal to everyone. Please see Festival Page 24 Gold & Silver Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture & Nautical CuriosThe work of three generations of JohnstonsVisitors to our P P P P P ub & Gallery ub & Gallery ub & Gallery ub & Gallery ub & Gallery are always welcomeVisit Abaco’s largest and most diverse art gallery Chat with the sculptors and artist craftsmen Open 7 days a weekF F F F F ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until ri: Happy Hour 5pm Until 18 miles South of Marsh Harbour, by road or boat Website: www.petespub.com • e-mail: pete@petespub.com P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco • Tel: (242) 366-3503Make it a day excursion and have lunch at our beach front pub Pig Barbeque • Saturday afternoon beginning at noon See the Foundary in operation on Thursdays

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Page 12 The Abaconian May 15, 2004 Featuring Bahamian and International Cuisine ~ Chef: Clement Clarke ~ Owned and operated by Jim & July Cates, Dee Delancy and Barbara Simmons Marsh Harbour’s finest Restaurant & LoungeOpen 7 Days a Week Serving Breakfast & Lunch 8 am until 3 pm • Fridays 6 pm 9 pm for DinnerVHF Ch 9 367-2922 Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour Air-conditioned water front dining or Drink and dine at the popular patio bar .Phone: Restaurant 367-2366 Marina 242-367-4255 VHF Ch 16Dinghy dock for boating customersLunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.mDinner 6:30 9 p.m. Mon Sat.Bar snacks wide variety 11:30 a.m. 10 p.mPicnic Menu 8 Large variety, order 24 hours aheadEmail: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by EstinJamin’ Jan Jamin’ Jan Jamin’ Jan Jamin’ Jan Jamin’ Janevery Saturday Monthly dockage Internet access Water, electricity, phones & cable TV on dockRestaurantwith Water Front TablesMarina and BoutiqueSunday 6 9 p.m. with Special Salad Bar and Grill Menu New Water Company OpensBy Isobel Sherman North Rock Water Company is a new water company in Central Abaco located in Dundas Town. A friend told me how good the water tasted and the price was reasonable. I visited the facility and was given a wealth of information from partners Burnell Parker and Fred Parker. The facility is capable of producing 3000 gallons of water per day. The water is purified by reverse osmosis, ozonated and treated under ultra violet. Mr. Fred Parker, who took two courses in Nassau, a Standard Operations Procedures Course and a Hazard and Sanitation Course, said that it is the total dissolvable solids found in water that are harmful to humans. Government has set a standard of a total of 100 total dissolvable solids in water or TDS but North Rock goes a step further and will not allow water to have more than 20 TDS. On the day I visited, the reading was 15 TDS. These are solids such as calcium and other dissolvable solids that in the words of Mr. Parker “can kill you.” The facility allows customers to see the whole operation through a plate glass window. Mr. Parker told me when they are bottling the water, they do it with gloves, head coverings and masks to keep the water as free from contamination as possible. The CEO of the company is Mr. Shannon Simmons, who holds a degree in engineering and in business administration. Mr. Simmons is in the process of relocating from Nassau. Mr. Parker says they will deliver in the Marsh Harbour area. They welcome customers to come and buy directly. North Rock water is sold in Price Right, Price Busters, M&R Grocery, Roderick’s, A&A and Bahamas Family Market. The water is sold in outlets in Treasure Cay and all of North Abaco. Mr. Parker stated it is a humble company that just wants to provide customers with the best quality water possible. Even though Mr. Parker pointed out that there is really no taste to water, I have to agree with my friend that North Rock water tastes really good.Marsh Harbour Has New BuoysBy Pat Bowlds Many cruisers have followed the freighter channel into Marsh Harbour instead of the unmarked channel for noncommercial traffic. When they realize their mistake and head toward the marinas, they often find themselves aground on the shoal near the commercial channel. Working with the Marsh Harbour Port Authority, members of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club were given permission to add marker buoys for the recreational Central Abaco NewsThe Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club set out buoys to mark the channel for cruising boats going into Marsh Harbour. The “buoy setters” shown here with one of the buoys are, left to right, Bob Runciman, Dave Bluto, John Mitchell, and Milt Sales. channel. The stainless steel cables used to secure the channel markers were donated by the Fish House. A group of pilots of 21 Cirrus aircraft flew into Abaco on May 13 for a weekend of activites. The Cirrus Owners and Pitots Association organized a fly-away which chose Abaco for a second time. The group of 51 persons was hosted by Abaco Beach Resort. The Cirrus Association with 1200 members offers seminars, provides technical expertise and organizes fly-aways. The group came from destinations as diverse as California, Maryland, Kansas City and Wisconsin. The trip was coordinated by Martin Kent. The Cirrus aircraft is a high performance, single engine, four-place, fixed-gear plane. Please see Central Page 25 PINE WOODS PINE WOODS PINE WOODS PINE WOODS PINE WOODSNURSER NURSER NURSER NURSER NURSER Y Y Y Y Y Rose Bushes Mums Baskets Monday Friday 9 5 Saturday 9 3 Ph 242-367-2674 • Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh Harbour Orchids Beautiful Gifts Silk Flowers Bromeliads Flowering shrubs Pet Supplies Brighten your house or office with a flowering orchid New stock of roses, orchids and other potted flowers

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Page 14 The Abaconian May 15, 2004 A Quiet, Secluded Corner inTreasure CayHave a Boat?Tie Up & Step Ashore! A Slip comes Free With a Villa RentalA family owned propertyLuxury 2–bdrm. villas on private waterfront property. Furnished with central air & 2 full baths. Deep water docks with gazebos Daily • Weekly • Monthly Compare Our Rates!www.brigantinebayvillas.comRentals: (850) 492–2995 Villas: (242) 365–8033E–mail: bbvbahamas@aol.com At Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2278snappas@msn.com Open 11 am until. 7 days a week Happy Hour Daily 5 7:30World Famous Grilled Food & CocktailsWild Wednesday Happy Hour 5 11 Major Credit Cards acceptedYouth in ParliamentBy Isobel Sherman Central Abaco was represented at the Youth in Parliament held at the House of Parliament in Nassau on May 5-7 by Ms. Farington. a teacher at Abaco Central High School. The Youth Committee of Abaco selected her to represent Central Abaco at this session. She debated against a proposed law that would require teenagers to take a twoyear driving course before they could get a learner’s permit or driver’s license. In another matter Ms. Farrington will take part in a discussion about what changes should be made in the Bahamian Constitution.Choices Are ImportantBy Isobel Sherman It is the time of year when students in grade 9 choose the subjects they would like to pursue during their last three years of high school. Many subjects are mandatory for most students but students can choose option subjects. Choosing these subjects can affect their career choices or post high school education choices. If a student wishes to go to college, his choices should be subjects that are accepted by colleges and universities. These are the academic subjects: history, literature, chemistry, physics and combined science., English language, biology and mathematics are taken by every student. It is important to make wise choices because there are scholarships available that require passes of C or better in BGCSE subjects. The Prime Time Foundation offers a full four-year scholarship to Louisiana State University. One is awarded to a student from Abaco each year. The basic requirements of this scholarship are financial need and C passes in five BGCSE academic subjects. Other scholarships including Abaco Pathfinders Foundation and Abaco Scholarship Fund also require good grades in the academic subjects. Choosing subjects that will be taken for the last three years of high school is a serious matter and there should be discussion between the student and parents before choices are made. If needed, parents should discuss choices with the respective school. Many may feel making this decision before grade 10 may seem too early. But once subjects are chosen, students are locked in for three years with that subject. So, think through the choices before you choose. Your future is at stake.Coaches Ready Primary School Track TeamBy Isobel Sherman On the track on Saturday Coaches Vogel Williams from Treasure Cay Primary and Jeffrey Victor from Central Abaco Primary were running their team through the track events in preparation to go to Nassau for the National Primary Schools Track and Field Meet. The team of both boys and girls were practicing very hard and their enthusiasm was high. Good luck in Nassau.General Knowledge CompetitionBy Portia Jonsson The Ministry of Education held its annual General Knowledge Competition for Grades 5 and 6 at the Learning Resources Centre on April 30th. The competition consisted of individual and team questions in five subjects: science, mathematics, social studies, religious studies and language arts. The questions were submitted to the Ministry by teachers and used during the competition. A tiebreaker was held for 3rd place between Agape Christian School and Treasure Cay Primary. Agape Christian School emerged victorious. The competition winners were: 1st Place-Central Abaco Primary, 2nd Place-St. Francis de Sales and 3rd PlaceAgape Christian School. The team of Central Abaco Primary will travel to Nassau to compete in the National General Knowledge Competition. All competitors including substitute students received certificates of participation. The trophies were sponsored by Frederick Gottlieb & Co. The other schools taking part in the competition were Treasure Cay Primary, Long Bay School and Amy Roberts.GLAT Tests Are GivenOn May 10-14 students in grades 3 and 6 throughout the Abaco were busy “sitting” the Grade Level Assessment Test (GLAT). The GLAT is designed to assess the progress of primary school students at two grade levels, grades 3 and 6. It enables teachers to diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of students in order to select appropriate teaching strategies and provides information that would assist in the proper placement of students. The test improves evaluation practices and promotes uniformity in classroom assessment throughout the school system. A standardized end of year measurement system, which would generate information for permanent records can also be provided. The 2004 test measures students’ competency in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.Forest HeightsBehind the FootlightsBy Leslie Kennedy Live theatre is a rare treasure here on Abaco, and there is so much Bahamian talent waiting to be tapped. So it was a great School NewsThe Ministry of Education General Knowledge Competition was held April 30th at the Learning Resource Centre in Marsh Harbour. Six schools took part in the competition. The students are proud of their trophies and certificates. Please see School Page 15

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 15 More School Newsthrill to see our spring musical at Forest Heights Academy transition from a script to a reality on stage. Forest Heights has been blessed with a particularly talented group of seniors this year. We have watched them grow as actors and singers from the Read 2000 play about aliens who discover books in a library on Earth, through several loveable Christmas plays to truly discover themselves as actors in Annie Love Letters Lost was the final performance at Forest Heights for many and the culmination of years of exposure to drama in their schools, churches and communities. Ovens Altidor, who played an aging actor looking for his first love, put it well when he said, “In this play we have really learned to act.” And this was apparent as Destiny Cornish left hardly a dry eye after Memory And the antics of Brittany Symonette, Tonya Patterson and Justine Sands as star-struck teens set the scene for the chemistry between Shane Cash and Rebecca Risberg, the secondary love story. Throw in a little comic relief and a mixup created by Tia Knowles, Claire Basden and Roxanne McIntosh and the formula is complete. The nervous auctioneer, Bradley Albury, shoppers, Stephanie Russell, Nellie Risberg and Celisha Russell and even a cameo role by Silbert Mills added to its charm. But is that all it takes? Obviously not, and many thanks are due to the staff of Forest Heights Academy and many of the students in Grade Twelve who took this on as a class project in January. The cast along with Directors Ms. Alana Carroll, Susan Parotti and myself rehearsed tirelessly after school and during any spare moment learning lines, music and dances. But one of the most exciting moments was when we began to see the backdrops of the setting come together. The stage and setting is the first level of the illusion of theatre. And Ms. Parotti, assisted by Amy Key, Kaleigh Sands and Ashlee Russell, created two wonderfully realistic sets of an actor’s mansion and a village bookstore with Vidalia Knowles sewing bits of material into set dressing and Pinewoods Nursery adding the greenery. And, of course, everyone enjoyed watching the scene changes done by the stage hands Roland Roberts, Lonnie Key, Kurt Key, Bradley Albury, Gavin Knowles, Alex Wilmore and Josh Pinder. As for the music and dance of this play, it had a life of its own as everybody seemed to have a hand in it. Winter resident Claire Kanter recorded our background music on our computerized piano with Renee Hoard showing us all the buttons to push. Cleveland Dawkins, a senior, adapted Side by Side into a jazz piece, and Destiny sang to a Sara Brightman CD for months before rehearsals. Ms. Hoard, Ms Kanter, Bob Kilroe and I all added our bits and pieces to an already talented group of singers. Jane Ubeereiter, the choreographer from Annie worked with the students before she left Abaco in November. In her spare time Ms. Parotti choreographed No Business Like Show Business counting off the steps on Wednesdays during lunch. But I am not finished yet! Lights and sound can be a nightmare and Garrett Kemble from Hope Town volunteered to help Wayne Olmstead and Ron Kawalaram work the sound board and those pesky microphones and lights. The ticketing and programming were organized by Ashley Sands when she and Amy Key weren’t prompting the actors. During the performance it was nothing to see Ashley making sure everything was in place and ready to go, and a special thanks goes to Celisha Russell who became Ms. Carroll’s and my right hand, taking care of the details we were too busy to deal with. At one point we were not sure where we could have the play, and 1 was feeling discouraged. Ms. Carroll kept our spirits up and she and the actors vowed we would have it on the grass and blankets if we had to. Principal Paul Vernall then decided to build a stage even if he had to pound nails himself. With volunteers from the students he oversaw this event to create our “Garden Theatre” and made sure we had all we needed to make the play a success. Ms. Chaplin, Assistant Principal, was a rock, always there to help make good decisions and lend support. She, Laura Davies, Bernie Kidd and Nikhil Shaw all helped on the evening of the performances to make sure everything ran smoothly. And finally, there is you, the audience who makes it all the great fun it is. Thank you for your leading role as the “audience that lifts us when we’re down.” So you see, behind the footlights there are more than just actors. A whole world of theatre is populated by all kinds of people, each one integral. This is our thanks to you all.... who all realize There’s No Business Like Show Business .FHA Joins in Earth Day CelebrationThe Abaco Science Teachers Association in partnership with Friends of the Environment sponsored Abaco’s Earth Day on April 30 with many Abaco schools participating. This day was actually the culmination of several months of study in the field of ecoBeacon’s Book HouseDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour • 367-5363Close Out Sale!No Lay-aways • No Exchanges • No Returns All Sales FinalMay 19 through May 29 • While Supplies LastBoxed Greeting Cards 1/2 price Single Greeting Cards $1 Plaques & Gift Items 30% off Bahamian Books 20% off Music CD’s & Cassettes 35% off Bibles 30% off Bible Covers 30% off All Other Books 1/2 price All Other Items 1/2 price SchoolFrom Page 14 Please see School Page 27

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Mr. Major opened the occasion with reminiscences of 50 years ago on Abaco and recognition of outstanding people in the community at that time. He stated. “When deciding how best to celebrate this milestone, I felt it only fitting that the celebrations should take place in Marsh Harbour where my conversion actually took place.” On hand for the occasion were Rev. Carlton Dorsette, President of the Christian Council, Mr. Robert Sweeting, Member of Parliament for South Abaco, Mr. Hezekiah Dean, District Education Superintendent, Mr. Edison Key, very close friend, and several of Mr. Major’s former students. Mr. Sweeting read a letter which had been sent to Mr. Major on this occasion from Rev. Lehman Longenecker, the man who was responsible for leading Pastor Major to the Lord. Rev. Longenecker regretted that he was unable to be present at the service due to physical limitations but wrote of the hospitality he had received on Abaco on the arrival of his family in 1953. In his letter he remembered the night of Mr. Major’s conversion when he said, “I want to get to get this thing settled tonight.” They went up to Rev. Longenecker’s study and prayed together. A few weeks later Rex Major received water baptism to reaffirm his faith. The message was proclaimed by Pastor Allan Lee, Senior Pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Nassau, whom Pastor Major led to the Lord just three months after his own conversion. Pastor Lee stated, “More men are needed like Rex Major because it is through men like him that God has decreed to reach the world for Jesus Christ.” He used as his text Romans, Ch.10 v.13 16 and said, “Rex is a man shod with the Gospel of peace.” The service, which was broadcast live on Radio Abaco, was truly one of rejoicing with special music by saxophonist Charles Wallace, vocalist Kevin Sawyer and some rousing congregational singing. After the service Mr. Major spent time greeting and conversing with the people and was photographed with students he had taught in Marsh Harbour. Much interest was shown in the large photographs which were on display of some of Marsh Harbour’s residents of 50 years ago. Mr. Major held a Just for Men Dinner at Mackerel’s Restaurant on May 10th Upcoming events in the Reach Out To Live schedule are: • One Day with Jesus rally at Central Abaco Primary School on May 22nd for young people ages 12-25.. • Rally for Youth on May 24 • Rally for Youth, Businessmen and Women and Leaders on May 25 • Rally for Families on May 26. Pastor Rex Major is having several services and rallies on Abaco during the month of May. Mr. Major is shown with some of his students while he was the headmaster of the Marsh Harbour All Age School during the mid 1950s. He is at the back on the left with John Hudson. In the front row are Andy Moss, Eddie Sawyer, Peggy Curry, Evelyn Sawyer, George Albury, Billy Albury and Gary Smith Reach Out To Live Is Theme of Opening Service• Prayer Day every Wednesday at the Assemblies of God Church in Marsh Harbour and the Church of God of Prophecy in Dundas Town. • Grand Finale on May 30 at Central Abaco Primary School. Rex Major invites you “to benefit from insights that will improve the family” and “to discover principles for dynamic personal living and experience the hope and excitement of a new lifestyle.” Further information may be obtained by calling phone/fax 367-0201, 367-5858 or 367-2188.Bus Service BeginsBy Isobel Sherman The Islander Express Bus Service has begun service between Sandy Point and Marsh Harbour. Owned and managed by G. Knowles, the Islander Express will offer three round trips daily between Sandy Point and Marsh Harbour. Stops along the way include Crossing Rocks, Long Beach, Bahamas Palm Shores, Casuarina Point, Cherokee Sound, Abaco Big Bird Farm, Spring City, Forest Drive Roundabout and Marsh Harbour Community Library. Fares differ as to the destination. A trip from Sandy Point to Marsh Harbour is $15. The fares are based on the mileage from either Sandy Point or Marsh Harbour depending on the final destination and where the trip originated. The bus is equipped to handle passengers with physical handicaps. The Island Express will offer charter bus service from Sandy Point to Pinder’s Ferry in Crown Haven. Ms. Knowles said because of the distance and the fuel this service will only be offered as a charter service and will not be a regularly scheduled run.

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 17 Flights and charters available on the safest, most reliable new service to The Abacos. Service from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) and West Palm Beach (PBI) to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Charters available anywhere! C a l y p s o C l u b our frequent flyer program, offers luggage allowances up to 60lbs. per per son! Ask about our professional shopping service and let our friendly staff help with your shopping needs.Your Island Awaits! FLYCA L Y P S OAI R TOTHEABACOS Buy 10 roundtrips for $2,100 and receive 20 non-restricted and transferrable one way vouchers good for 1 year from the date of purchase and valid for any combination of West Palm/Ft. Lauderdale/Treasure Cay/Marsh Harbour destinations!GETHOOKEDCLUBFARESASLOWAS$105! Daily Flights and Charters Serving South Florida, The Bahamas and The Caribbean. 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Some surprises and some expected results topped the list of those competing for a national team position. The Sea Shells Restaurant in Marsh Harbour provided the backdrop for this prestigious tournament with the cream of the crop from Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco taking part in this arduous tournament to sort out those who will represent the Bahamas in the Caribbean Cup and the Americas Cup in Fort Lauderdale in June and July of this year. Topping the list this year, as last year, were Steve Harris and Trudy Johnson from the Nassau Darts Association, showing once again their consistency and skill in becoming the 2004 National Masters. Surprises this year was the appearance of several rookies who took the place by storm with their expertise. Topping the list of surprises was women’s second place winner Cindy Russell of Abaco who, in her first season of darts, has quickly risen to the top with some outstanding performances. Etoilke Pinder of Nassau also surprised everyone with her skills as she made the cut in third place. Pepper Russell from Grand Bahama and Laurastine Moss from Nassau rounded off the women who made the national team. The men’s positions were hotly contended all weekend with Nassau’s Steve Harris and Barry Payne vying for top spot with the men. But eventually it was last year’s Master, Steve Harris, who took the credits, beating out Barry by only 7/2 points to take the spoils for the fourth consecutive year. Past Master Wayne “Fish” Copeland came in third following surprise and “mostimproved” player Anderson Lewis from Grand Bahama. Veteran Tony Moree was fourth followed by Harry Brown and Ken Brathwaite from Nassau and in eighth position was Lloyd Deveaux from Abaco. These eight men make up the national squad. In June the national team will travel to Fort Lauderdale to defend their Caribbean Cup title and make it three in a row and this is followed by the America’s Cup which involves the national teams from the U.S. and Canada. As the Bahamas is #1 seed again this year, we are looking to cement our top position in the region once again. The standard of darts was very high once again with both Lloyd Deveaux and Ken Brathwaite checking out from 160, 180’s abounded and lowest darts games were 16 darts with 17’s 18’s and 19’s abounding. The stuff to win championships! With over 500 games played in the two days, the cream was always destined to reach the top, which it did and all went away happy and ready to play again! Donald Burrows of the Abaco Darts Association was selected as national team manager, Byron Johnson from Grand Bahama was elected team coach and Howard Hepburn from Nassau elected team captain. Malcolm Spicer, President of the Bahamas Darts Federation was on hand to distribute trophies and run the judges table and will be accompanying the national team in their quest for glory. He commented after the games that this looks like one of the best national teams they have had in a number of years and they are looking forward to bringing home the spoils in June. Abaco had four competitors in the Men’s division. They were eighth place Lloyd Deveaux with a score of 129.5, ninth place Anselm Woodsidewith 120.0, fiftheen place Wayne Bastian with 48.5 and sixteenth place Shane Sawyer with 45.0. Two women represented Abaco. They were Cindy Russell in second place with 61.5 and Louise Maury in seventh place with 27.0.Abaco Youth in ActionBy Isobel Sherman The skills of baseball and T-ball continue on May 8 at the park in Murphy Town. Abaco Youth In Action is holding a monthlong skill session each Saturday in these sports. According to Mr. Lynden Davis at the end of the month teams will be picked to compete in a tournament in Grand Bahama. Sixty to seventy boys and girls ages 5-14 were enthusiastically participatSports News PILOT CLUB OF ABACO Spring Fling DanceŽSponsored byFriday, May 28th8 p.m. 12 p.m. at Abaco Beach ResortTICKETS $30.00Dress to I mpress!Cont act : Early Bird Breakfast Cafe 367-5310 Mrs. Nairn (Labour Dept Don MacKay) 367-2133GOLDEN OLDIES DANCEMusic from 60s, 70s & 80sYou Deserve ANight Out!!! ;; ing in the sessions. Assisting Mr. Davis is Ishmael “Stretch” Morley, Elva Davis and Sophie Miller. In a brief conversation Mr. Morley told me he wished more parents would come out and help their children with sports. He is giving back to the community because he loves sports and he loves working with children. He said parents should be more interested in helping their children in sports and other positive activities. BUCKLE UP! 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Page 18 The Abaconian May 15, 2004 Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsBoaters’ Paradise still available on the pristine Sea of Abaco. All ocean front lots are under contract, however the Sea of Abaco still awaits with its perfect deep water dock on parcel 5, as well as the ideal island cottage. Parcel 4 is a magnificent lot, deep water for a dock, as well as beautiful property for a custom home or cottage. The best beach on Elbow Cay with its long winding white sand shores is just a short walk away. Beach access is provided to the north of parcel 3. Call today to schedule an appointment to view this one of a kind property on Elbow Cay.Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsLocated at One Purple Porpoise Place • Hope Town, Abaco, BahamasContact Chris Thompson or Greg Roberts(242) 366-0216 phone • (242) 366-0223 faxVisit our website for additional listings at www.elbow-cay.com Sea To Sea Estate Property This Property is Shown by Appointment Only and is Offered Exclusively by SOLDSOLD SOLD Great Fares, Great Fares, Great Fares, Great Fares, Great Fares, Friendly Friendly Friendly Friendly Friendly Safe and Safe and Safe and Safe and Safe and Reliable Ser Reliable Ser Reliable Ser Reliable Ser Reliable Ser vice. vice. vice. vice. vice.Check our website www.flyyellowairtaxi.comFrequent ser Frequent ser Frequent ser Frequent ser Frequent ser vice to: vice to: vice to: vice to: vice to: • Ft. Lauderdale • West Palm Beach Charters Available to anywhere in The Bahamas The Bahamas The Bahamas The Bahamas The Bahamas and Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Call: 1-888-YELLOW Call: 1-888-YELLOW Call: 1-888-YELLOW Call: 1-888-YELLOW Call: 1-888-YELLOW -4 -4 -4 -4 -4or Fax: 1-954-359-5324 with your request. By Portia Jonsson When I think back to my school days, so many memories rush forth, including late nights cramming for an exam, endless practice sessions for music class and lifelong friendships. I also remember the teacher who helped me see right from wrong and who challenged me to do my best. There are few professionals in our society who touch the lives of so many people in a lasting way as teachers do. We’re fortunate to have dedicated, caring teachers in our schools. There’s no doubt that the teacher is the most important person in the classroom. There’s also no doubt that teaching is one of the most difficult, demanding jobs. To celebrate their hard work for our children, teachers are honoured during National Teachers Appreciation Week, which takes place this month. I encourage parents to write notes of appreciation to add a personal touch for the teachers and staff who have made a difference in our child’s life. It is important to remember that our teachers sometimes spend more time with our children during the day than we do, and their time and support prove beneficial in helping each child to reach his or her potential. Although we appreciate our teachers every day; we must try to make this week as special as possible for each of them. Quality education is the best investment we can make in Abaco and our nation’s future. It all starts with the teacher. That’s why we should honour teachers in May and throughout the year.V V V V V ie ie ie ie ie wpoint wpoint wpoint wpoint wpoint Appreciating Our Teachers

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 19 Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13’ 15’ 17’ Now AvailableCall for information NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday Abaco Tug & TransportTug & Barge Work Available for Charters Sand & Rock Deliveries Container & Building Material DeliveriesMarine Construction & DevelopmentBoulders Dock & Sea Wall Construction Hi Tide Boat Lifts Dredging Excavation Land Clearing Trenching Drilling BlastingOn the waterfront at the end of the Key Club Road P.O. Box AB20285, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-5205 / 367-5206 Fax 367-4018 By Jennifer Hudson Nassau Dog Trainer, Tonya Sturrup, presented a Dog Obedience Seminar in Marsh Harbour on May 1st and 2nd. Beginner Obedience classes were held on both days with the addition of an Agility class on Saturday and a Rally Obedience class on Sunday. Eight dogs and their owners participated in the Beginner class which was for dogs who had never had any obedience training. They were taught to follow the commands of “Sit,” “Down” and “Stand,” walk on the lead properly and begin to learn to “Stay.” Four dogs were entered in the Novice class where the dogs had some previous basic training and progressed to “off lead” work with some retrieving, heeling, staying and recall. This training in basic competition obedience will help familiarize people with dog obedience and prepare them for competition at the Bahamas Kennel Club’s Dog Show in Nassau in November. The Agility class was an interesting class for spectators and also a fun class for the owners and their dogs who enjoyed facing new challenges in learning to negotiate various obstacles. At the conclusion of this class dogs and owners were presented with an obstacle course which included jumping through a tyre and over a series of jumps, going through a tunnel, weaving in and out of stakes, sitting on a pause mat for five seconds and finally conquering the “dog walk” which entailed the dogs walking up a ladder then across a bridge and down the other side. While some of the dogs were amazingly confident with the last obstacle, it proved to be rather mind boggling for a few what had to receive much encouragement from the trainer in the form of doggie treats. Classes were kept small so that dogs and owners could receive more personal instruction from the trainer who also gave an insight into dog behaviour and clear explanations as to why the methods are effective. Ms. Sturrup is a qualified dog trainer, who owns her own facility Follow the Leader Dog Training in Nassau where she gives private training and group classes. She has trained dogs for several movies, the most recent being a Chesapeake Bay Retriever for the movie Into the Blue which was recently filmed in Nassau. Tonya says that dogs really look forward to and enjoy obedience training, and it is a good way for owners to develop a good relationship with their dogs. Although Tonya has been to Abaco before to help a few people prepare their dogs for shows in Nassau, this was her first official seminar. She looks forward to dog obedience training growing on Abaco. InterT T T T T ropical ropical ropical ropical ropicalSelf Self Self Self SelfStorage Storage Storage Storage Storage10’ x 12’ 12’ x 20’ 12’ x 30’Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 tropicalselfstorage@coralwave.comTrainer Holds Dog Obedience SeminarBasic obedience training and competition obedience training were taught at a recent seminar held in Marsh Harbour. Some dogs were ready for the Agility class and a couple of those dogs are shown here. Those dogs had to crawl through a tunnel, jump through a hoop, navigate an obstacle course and climb a ramp to walk a beam. The dog owners shown here are Austin Koepp on the left and Gil Stratton. ested persons may contact Tonya at 242 394-3086. It is hoped very soon to begin an Abaco Kennel Club under the auspices of the Bahamas Kennel Club. The main focus of the club will be to promote training and the proper care of dogs and, hopefully, get children educated and involved in caring for their dogs. It will make it possible to hold sanctioned dog shows on Abaco where dogs will be able to receive titles and will then be qualified to compete in sanctioned shows in Nassau and the United States. AMood PainterSonia IsaacsRoyal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0137 www.theconchpearl.com Bold and alive colours typify Sonia's work. As a mood painter, Sonia blends skill with versatility, making a statement by blending colours and textures to celebrate the diversity of the many cultures of the Bahamas. Sonia has a BAin Fine Arts from Art College in Boston, Massachusetts and is the first Bahamian woman to host a one-woman exhibition in the United States. Exclusively on Abaco at Conch Pearl Galleries

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 21 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,650 sq.ft. Home, Upper and Lower Covered Verandas, Garage Private Dock, Boat Lift Beautifully Furnished. #AB71$1,320,000. "Villa Douglas" Marsh Harbour Commercial over 1/3 Fenced Acre 2,160 sq.ft. Showroom/Office/ Warehouse Building Great for service business or wholesaler Good relocation property for businesses expanding into Abaco from Nassau or Freeport. AB110 $290,000. CommercialMargot LeeEstate Agent Joined H.G. Christie, in 1998. Based in Man-O-War Cay Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.com Kathleen Albury, BRIEstate Agent Appraiser Joined H.G. Christie, in 2003 after five years of Real Estate experience. Based in Elbow CayChris Plummer, BRIEstate Agent Joined H.G. Christie, in 2000. Based in Green Turtle Cay Tel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 VHF Channel 16 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.com Tel/Fax: (242) 366-0032 cell: (242 ) 477-5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.comGreat Guana Cay 5.9 Beautiful sea-to-sea acresSouth end of Great Guana Cay 395' of Ocean frontage. 160' of Sea of Abaco frontage. 245' of semi-private boat basin frontage. Good elevations for fabuolus ocean and sea views #AB5176 $2,950,000 "OnTheRocks" NEW LISTING Treasure Cay Brigantine Bay 6 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath 5,500 sq.ft. Canal-front home on two levels 100' Dock with 6' depth, Four car garage. Great family home or Corporate retreat. fully and tastefully Furnished. #AB120 $2,290,000. NEW LISTING "Final Approach" Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment 1 1/2 Acres -private dock with boatlift Fabulous Views. The privacy of a private island with in town convenience. Furnished. #AB67$2,950,000 "Pelican Point" Derek A. Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Joined H.G. Christie, in 1996. Chairman Emeritus Abaco Chapter Bahamas Real Estate Association.Tel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6856 e.mail: dereklee@oii.net Look for H.G. Christie's Island Breeze Magazine The Guide to Wonderful Real Estate Opportunities Throughout the Bahamas Great Guana Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay and North AbacoGreat Guana Cay "Plum Loco" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,228 sq.ft. home on almost 1/2 acre with 100' of beautiful beachfront. Tastefully Furnished and fully equipped #AB97$752,000.Great Guana Cay "Aquarium" Boat Harbour Area 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,100 sq.ft. Home. Great Elevation, Superb views Fully Equipped. #AB98 $345,000Green Turtle Cay "Surcouf" -2,130 sq.ft. home on 1/4 acre 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath separate 1st floor apartment, 1 bedroom, 1 bath Across road from beach. Good rental income potential Furnished Ready for Occupancy #AB86 $585,000.Green Turtle Cay Family Residence 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath -2,265 sq.ft. living space on two floors on 1 1/2 secluded acres. # AB35 $945,000. Green Turtle Cay "On De Sound" Black Sound 3 bedroom, 3 bath 3,000 sq.ft. home on .83 acres. 180' of waterfront. 1,200 sq.ft. 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage 320 sq.ft.studio. 195' of private dock fully equipped.Great Rental #AB108 $1,390,000.Treasure Cay "Chameleon Bay" 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,478 sq.ft. Home. 150' of Treasure Cay Beachfront over 1 1/2 acres. # AB95 $925,000.Treasure Cay "Son Burns" 4 bedroom 3 bath 2,160 sq.ft. home on two floors, 750 sq.ft. of open sundeck on upper level, 750 sq.ft. of porch on lower. almost 3/4 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock Fully Furnished. # AB72 $575,000.Treasure Cay "Honey's Home" 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home 2/3 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock with Boat Lift Great Canal and Sea of Abaco Views. # AB66 $765,000.Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Drive "Steiner House" 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 2,200 sq.ft. home on two levels upper level deck almost 1/2 Acre Good Sea of Abaco Views. Short stroll to beach. Great family home. fully Furnished. #AB116 $925,000.Sand Banks Creek "Dannie's Den" 2 bedroom, 2 bath new home + 80' Waterfront Almost 1 1/2 wooded acres. Private Dock # AB73 NEW PRICE $355,000. Man-O-War Cay 2 1/2 Acres Sea-to-sea. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,920 sq.ft. residence. 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath guest complex on beach. 259' of beautiful Sea of Abaco beach. Lush landscaping, a myriad of fruit trees. Fully furnished and equipped. Superb Views. # AB111 $3,700,000 "Ceylon's Isle" "Rosewood" Man-O-War Cay Settlement 1 bedroom, 1 bath 780 sq.ft. Cottage upper level dormitory Convenient to beach, grocery and marina. Perfect for the yachtsman who wishes a compact base ashore Furnished. #AB117 UNDER CONTRACT "Down South" UNDER CONTRACTElbow Cay Dorros Cove 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,500 sq.ft residence with 2 bedroom, 1 bath 1,100 sq.ft guest house. Southeastern point of island. Swimming Pool Private boat slip. Superb ocean and cay views. Fully Furnished # AB112$2,100,000. NEW LISTING "Point of View" Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores 4 bedroom, 3 bath 2,700 sq.ft. Home. Private Dock with boat lift on the Sea of Abaco. Some of the most Fabulous Panoramic Views in Abaco. Across the road from Beach. fully Furnished. #AB118 $1,500,000. "Endless Summer" NEW LISTING VACANT LAND Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Canal Front Building Sites #40 9,778 sq.ft. AB5155 Extra Large Corner Parcel NEW LISTING $299,000. #41 7,070 sq.ft. AB5156 Good Elevation Sea View NEW LISTING $360,000. #45 6,968 sq.ft. AB5066 Good Elevation Sea View NEW PRICE $285,000. #46 8,105 sq.ft. AB5157 Good Elevation Sea View NEW LISTING $295,000. Bahama Palm Shores Beachfront Parcel 100' wide over 450' deep over 1 Acre. Land Cleared for Building.34' x 26' Storage Building Stairs to Beach # AB5150 UNDER CONTRACT Cabbage Cove 1/3 Acre Sea of Abaco Beachfront Building Sites Mid-way between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay # AB5142 $118,000.Elbow Cay "Marnie's Creek" 1/2 acre hillside building sites, a private dock slip for each parcel Fabulous Sea of Abaco views # AB5114 from: $230,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Area "Madiera Hill" 1.497 Acres 312' x 209' Waterfront access super views. # AB5143 $395,000. Green Turtle Cay "Coco Sound" 28 prime residential building sites between Coco Bay and White Sound from 1/4 1/2 acre # AB5090 from: $59,000.Sand Banks Creek One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90' of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay Limited Number Available. # AB5069 from: $63,700.PRIVATE ISLAND"Carrington Cay" 1.4 AcresNear Leisure Lee # AB5147 $375,000. Marsh Harbour, Central Cays and South AbacoBahama Palm Shores Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1,300 sq.ft. home. with 1 bedroom, 1 bath detached cottage/apartment on almost 1/2 acre lot. One Block from beach, two minute walk. # AB76 $ 225,000. Bahama Palm Shores Elegant 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 2,000 sq.ft. home. with 1 bedroom, 1 bath detached cottage/apartment on double lot over 2/3 acre Near beach Auxilary Generator. # AB87 $430,000.Marsh Harbour "Sunset Point" 8 Unit Bonefishing resort, with fifty seat Lazy Parrot Restaurant and Bar. Central Air-conditioning. Fresh water swimming pool. Excellent investment opportunity. AB100 NEW PRICE $800,000. Marsh Harbour Cove Estates "Laura's Hideaway" -Duplex 2 -2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments, plus efficiency, 3 separate living units great location, excellent rental income, furnished. # AB44 NEW PRICE $175,000.Marsh Harbour "Harbour View Villa" Pelican Shores 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath, 5,500 sq.ft. centrally air-conditioned home on approx. 1 acre with 115' of harbour frontage. Swimming Pool. Private dock. Great Harbour Views beautifully landscaped #AB106 Price Upon RequestMarsh Harbour "Lightbourn" Commercial Almost 2 Acres Prime Queen Elizabeth Drive Location, near stoplight 3,600 sq.ft. Store or warehouse. # AB AB99 $1,400,000.Marsh Harbour "Blueberry Hill" Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 970 sq.ft. residence with 2 rental cottages. 2 bedroom, 1 bath and 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Centrally located but good privacy. Fully Furnished. Swimming Pool. Great Income Producer. # AB115 $347,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Spinnaker Point" 3 bedrooms 3 baths 1,320 sq.ft. Home, Private 50' Lay-along Boat Dock, Tastefully furnished and fully equipped. Excellent Rental Record. # AB93 NEW PRICE $550,000. John Cash, BRIEstate Agent Joined H.G. Christie, in 2000. Based in Treasure Cay Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 Cell: (242) 477-5056 e.mail: jic@oii.net The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" The Bahamas Oldest and most extensive real estate service Global Exposure Local Expertise Over eighty years of se rvice Bahamas Largest Real Estate Data Base The largest number of luxury property listings in Abaco The most extensive geographically distributed and best tr ained active agent network in Abaco The most professional, best researched and produced marketing materials in the Bahamas Agents' own vessels for convenie nt access to all areas. HOMES SALES RENTALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS Telephone: (242) 367 5454Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamase.mail: abaco@hgchristie.com05/01/04

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Page 22 The Abaconian May 15, 2004 MAN-O-WAR HARDWAREInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD #1 LUMBERPlain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyFor Quotes or Information Call Walter Sweeting or Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-365-6011 • Fax 365-6039 We monitor VHF Ch 69 Deliveries Arranged from Green Turtle Cay to Little HarbourAn Extensive Selection ofNon-CorrosiveHardwareBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless SteelHurricane ClipsBrass, Stainless & Monel The funeral for Mellanie Michelle Lowe, 31, of Fire Road was held at the New St. Andrew’s Baptist Church. Pastor Jollian McIntosh officiated assisted by Rev. Eulin McIntosh. Interment was in the Public Cemetery in Fire Road. She is survived by the mother Hortence Bootle; sisters Judymae Neymour, Ruth Jones, Arlene Cornish, Althea Rolle, Daisy and Ellaine Ward, Claudine King, Samria and Norma Lowe; brothers Basil Bootle, Anthony Armstrong, Freddie Ferguson and Joel Thompson; nieces Janelle and Brianna King, Denise Duncombe, Sharran and Anthea Cornish, Shanika, Nishka and Tonia Armstrong, Janodell Curry, Anastacia Rolle, Tamika and Shantell Simms, Delarease and Theresa Jones, Theresa Simms, Gila Tennasaca Devanna Cooper, Tawnique Clarke, Minell Neymour, Tammy and Nichelle Bootle; nephews Cassanova King, Ryan, Ashley and Terrell Simms, Clem, Anthony Jr., Oshunessy Armstrong, Jared, Casey, Eddison Jr., Ashton, Jeno and Eddino Cornish, Travolta, George and Edward Cooper, Mandell, Malcial and Michael Neymour, Marcus and David Jones; cousins; brothers-in-law Eddison Cornish, Harrison King, Edmund Rolle, Michael Neymour, Manuel Tennasaca and Lington Jones; sister-in-law Terry Armstrong and many other relatives and friends. Jeremiah Duncan Lowe, 61, passed away on May 8 after a long illness. Jerry and his wife, Annie, moved to Abaco in 1966 where they opened and operated Kelly’s Hardware Ltd for 21 years until the company was sold in 1987. Jerry then commuted weekly to Freeport where he managed Kelly’s Lumber Yard for five years. Jerry is survived by his wife Annie; daughter Lisa Sawyer; son Todd Lowe; sonin-law, Perry Sawyer; granddaughter Chelsea Sawyer; sisters Janet Parks, Eleanor Bethel, Retta Thomas, Myrtie Lowe and Cheryl Cooke; and brother Michael Lowe; brothers-in-law Roy Parks, Thomas Bethel, Geraint Thomas, Scott Lowe, Murry Sumner and Anthony Pinder; sisters-in-law Kathy, Cleo, Margaret and Joanie Pinder; many nephews and nieces and very special and faithful friend, Mike Lightbourn. The funeral for Beatrice Mills, 87, formerly of Moore’s Island was held on May 8 in Nassau. Interment was in Nassau. She is survived by her daughter Merlene Swain; grandchildren Carl, Swain, Maudrena Pickstock, Portia Newbold, Eleanor Okolie, Linda and Joanna Swain; great-grandchildren Anetra, Artena, Franklyn Jr. and Justin Pickstock, Kentisha, Kershaura, Lorrisa, Loyissa and Lloyd Newbold Jr, Obryan, Dominique and David Wright Jr, Brenton Swain and Valentino Forbes; granddaughter-in-law Valencia Swain; grandsons-in-law Franklyn Pickstock, Lloyd Newbold and Christen Okolie; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Byron Prynne Sawyer 43, of Spring City was held at the First Assembly of God Church in Marsh Harbour with Rev. Keith Evans officiating. Interment was in the Dundas Town Public Cemetery. He is survived by his parents Joseph and Unamae Sawyer; daughter Felicia Swain; granddaughter Keana Swain; aunts Celita, Sylvana and Florence Sawyer; uncles Leonard, Elvin, Felix and Elmore Sawyer; grandaunt Alice Morley; granduncle Copeland Morley; son-in-law K.C. Swain and many other relatives and friends.Obituaries of Family and Friends Congratulations Rebeccafor Being Accepted onClass Afloatand Getting the ScholarshipWe are so proud of youLove, Mom, Dad, Nelly & Andrea Congratulations! Shannon Marino Albury on achieving the MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD in Abaco From Mom, Dad & Kaleb Family & Friends By Isobel Sherman We hear the word biodegradable all the time when it comes to debris or garbage. It usually refers to how long a container or item takes to decompose in the environment. This is about debris that is found in the ocean. No one really knows exactly how much marine debris there is but some is dumped into the sea and other debris finds its way to the sea. In a new pamphlet entitled Marine Debris: The Ocean Is Not a Garbage Dump, It Does Not Go Away distributed by the Department of Fisheries, it gives the biodegrading time for certain debris found in the ocean. Some examples are monofilament fishing line 600 years, plastic bottles and disposable diapers 450 years, aluminum cans, 200 years, Styrofoam cups, 50 years and paper towels 2 – 4 weeks. The other problem with marine debris is that it could contribute to the movement of certain species of life that would then become invading species. This is due to the debris traveling the ocean from one place to another and various organisms could be on the debris and would end up being a new organism in a certain place in the ocean. The invading organisms may not have competitors or predators for food and their population could increase rapidly in the new environment and alter the ecological balance.How Long Does It Last? It Pays to Advertise Local Agent:Marsh Harbour Shipping Company P.O.Box AB 20777242-367-3341 Fax:242-367-4885 Ray Weatherford,Shelly Russell and John BethellThe BestConnectionto AbacoSaturday departure and Sunday arrival,ready for Monday pick-upFull Container Load Services including expanded area of equipment positioning throughout the southeast United StatesWe provide fenced and secure dockside storage and parking in Marsh HarbourConveniently located near Interstate 95 at 1489 Martin Luther King,Jr.Blvd.Riviera Beach,FL 561-844-8306Consistent and personal customer serviceLess-than-container load, Refrigerated and Consolidation Services

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 23 LUXURYCONDOMINIUMS NowSellingonTreasureCay!BahamaBeachClub„Phase5 3&4Bedroom/3BathLuxuryBeachfrontCondominiumsP.O.BoxAB22275 Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501 E-mail: Craig@bahamabeachclub.comBroker Participation Invitedwww.BahamaBeachClub.comFor more information, see your Real Estate Professional or contact: Craig H.Roberts, DeveloperToll Free 800-563-0014 "One of the10Best Beaches in the World"National Geographic Visit Our On-Site Models Today! Phase1-4 SOLDOUT Private Gated CommunityTwo Freshwater Pools & SpaDesigner Interiors AvailableOptional Detached GaragesLocal Bank FinancingTerrific Rental Income potential Treasure Cay Resort Area Amenities include:Spectacular 31/2mile White Sand Beach150 slip Marina for Yachts to140 feet18 hole Championship Golf CourseTennis, Snorkeling & Scuba DivingRestaurants, Grocers & Duty Free ShoppingInternational Airport (6,500 foot runway) 3 &4Bedroom / 3 Bath Units 1,645 square feet(MOL)Pre-Construction Prices from $455,000 plus closing costs “FLAMINGO VILLAS” Fabulous Villas located at the mouth of Hope Town Harbour. These 2 bed/2 bath villas are beautifully furnished with West Indian decor throughout. A dip pool is shared and surrounded by open decking. Sold fully furnished, totally turnkey, rental history. Price:$1,870,000“LITTLE ORCHARD” Island home located in Buttonwood Bay, 3bd/2bth, fully furnished, central a/c, wrap around decking. Full 1 bed/1bath apartment below (rental income of $800/month) Enclosed large workshop, 30kw generator, 3 phone lines, cable TV. Lot fully landscaped with mature fruit trees Price:$515,000“DORROS COVE”Lot #18 hillside, ocean view, electric and telephone in place, ready to build $151,500 Lot #21 hilltop, Sea of Abaco and ocean views, private dock slip at Tahiti Beach Price:$233,000“MARNIES LANDING” Private marina community at the southern end of Elbow Cay offering acre lots with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Sea of Abaco, or both. Each lot comes with private dock slip at the marina, homesites staggered for optimal views. Starting at:$230,000“CENTRELINE ROAD”, central Elbow Cay three contingent lots, b/t 9-10 thousand sq. ft. each. Multi-zoned, residential or commercial, ideal spot for small business. Lots starting at $60,000. Call Greg Roberts for details.OCEAN FRONT LOTS“PRISTINE OCEANFRONT PROPERTY,” secluded, private North Elbow Cay. Lot #54 109’ white sandy ocean front $495,000. Lot #53 121’ white sandy ocean front $495,000. Combine both lots for incredible parcel of 1+ acres of ocean front. Call Greg Roberts for details and appointment to view.“MARNIES LANDING” Acre ocean front lot, dock slip in private marina included. Price:$695,000HOMES & LANDElbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and Property“Family Island Specialists”Chris Thompson(chris@hopetown.com)Greg Roberts(greg@hopetown.com)Ph: (242) 366-0216 www.elbow-cay.com Fax: (242) 366-0223 ELBOW CAYLocated on Lubbers Quarters Cay. Development faces the Sea of Abaco across from Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. Beautiful sunrises. Each homesite comes with a dock slip at the private marina. Great investment opportunity. Starting at:$89,000 LUBBERS QUARTERS EAST VIEW Custom built 3 bed/2 bath island home. 2200+ sq. ft. one lot away from Atlantic, ideal rental or second home. Open floor plan, second floor master suite with ocean views, cable, phone, central a/c, offered exclusively, and shown by appt. only. Price:$1,756,0003+ acre private cay, undeveloped, accessed from Elbow Cay, located in White Sound, great elevation, deep water for dock, rare opportunity, serious inquiries only, shown by appointment.Price:$630,000 UNDER CONTRACT JOE’S CAY ELBOW CAY CASA LUISAPrice:$1,500,000 Custom Timber Peg ocean front home, views of Tilloo Cay and beyond. 3B/3B, spacious kitchen open to great room, large wrap around deck with pool, and private dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Price:$1,550,000Pineapple Beach House Custom ocean front home on sandy beach, 4 b/3 b, open kitchen and great room on second floor w/ balconies for incredible views, completely furnished, freshwater pool. Detached garage offers additional 1bed/1 bath studio. Rental history available, great buy. ATLANTIC HORIZONS ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMES Y OCEAN FRONT HOMESPrice:$1,300,000Incredible parcel of property with 2 bedroom, 2 bath home located on the Atlantic Ocean in historic Hope Town Settlement. 74 feet of ocean front on long white sandy shore. The house has open floor plan with large kitchen and great/ dining room, vaulted ceilings, good rental history. OCEAN HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSE 2004 ADWORKSFamily Guardian congratulates Barry Bascom, Staff Manager of the Year 2003 in the companys Home Service Division. Mr. Bascom was appointed Staff Manager in charge of Family Guardians Abaco sales office in 2002, following a successful career in sales that began with the company in Nassau in 1986. Family Guardian recognizes Mr. Bascoms achievements and his contributions to the companys growth in 2003.SALES OFFICES: NASSAU, FREEPORT, ABACO & ELEUTHERA CORPORATE CENTRE: EAST BAY STREET, NASSAU P.O. BOX SS 6232 INSURANCE COMPANY Barry Bascom Staff Manager of theYear Abaco Sales Officestrength in numbers By Jennifer Hudson It was an historic moment for the Pilot Club of Abaco when, on April 20th for the first time in seven years, four men, Kenrick Chu, Andrew Maycock, Demetrio Hepburn and Ed Armbrister, were inducted as Pilots. A fifth member, Ms. Phillippa Farrington, coordinator for the Anchor Clubs, was also inducted bringing the membership to 27. The Pilot Club of Abaco, which was founded by its first president, Ms. Club News Charlamae Fernander, was chartered on April 30th, 1998, by the Downtown Pilot Club of Nassau. President for 20032004, Mrs Zally Chu, is encouraging civic minded persons within the Abaco community to join with them in helping to better the lives of the less fortunate. For more information on how to become a Pilot you can contact Mrs. Zally Chu at 3672824, Mrs. Sharon Dorsette at 3672914 or any other Pilot Club member.Pilot Club Inducts New MembersRoad Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility

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Page 24 The Abaconian May 15, 2004 performed by several of the ladies who looked as if they had stepped straight out of a performance of Grease and highlighted by some 60s dance moves, was a real hit with the audience but what really brought the house down were two numbers by a very talented group of men dressed in their own version of “Beach Boys” outfits complete with inflatable lilo in Beach Boys Salute Their Doo Wop Salute was a winner and certainly carried the audience back a good many years. The performers obviously gained as much enjoyment from doing it as they gave the audience. This wonderful programme ended with the singing of Omnia Vincit Amore (translated Love Conquers All) but the chorale put their own personal touch on it, making it very appropriate for the occasion by holding up placards with their own translation of “Love Conch’rs All.” After this final piece the packed audience rose to its feet in a rousing standing ovation expressing their appreciation for a truly wonderful evening. Mr. Perry Christie appreciated the efforts made to celebrate the rich heritage of Green Turtle Cay, featuring Bahamian music, art and food. He is shown here enjoying conch salad while talking with Mrs. Karen McIntosh, co-chairman of the Island Roots Festival committee. By Stephanie Humblestone The Prime Minster, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, broke into dance during the opening of the First Annual Island Roots Heritage Festival at Green Turtle Cay on May 7th. Gesturing to the 30-strong Royal Bahamas Police Band to bring on the music, ex-Junkanoo Valley Boy Mr. Christie demonstrated what he called his “signal and trademark dance” as exprime minister, Mr. Hubert Ingraham, MP for North Abaco; the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe from Tourism; and the FestivalFrom Page 11Islands Roots Festival Featured All Things BahamianOpening Ceremony Sets Lively PaceHon. Glynnis Hanna-Martin of Transportation and Aviation, smiled in the background. In fun mode also, Mr. Ingraham made lighthearted and good humoured references to previous professional and political partnerships with the Prime Minister while welcoming him to his “political constituency.” Mr Perry responded in kind. “I am happy that the ex-Prime Minister can have such a level of comfort here because of the fresh wind blowing through this place,” he quipped, then laughingly explained that “fresh winds of change” was his campaign slogan. Addressing a large audience, Mr. Christie commended the theme of the festival which was to celebrate the revival of the “Sister City” exchange programme between Green Turtle Cay and Key West. Recalling his visits to Key West and his own family ties there, he welcomed the 250 contingency of visitors from Key West, 59 of whom were part of the Key West Chorale scheduled to perform at the home of renowned artist Alton Lowe that night. Mr. Christie recognized the efforts of Alton Lowe, who originally conceived the idea of bringing the two cities closer and re-establishing ties between families from New Plymouth who emigrated to Key West over a century ago. “Alton Lowe is one of the most prominently defining personalities of this century who have given us added confidence and importance by the manner in which he has expressed his art. This will last for generations to come and Green Turtle Cay will always play a special role in our history,” he announced to a packed audience. Among other key organizers were the Ministry of Tourism Abaco office, David Bethel and Karen McIntosh of Green Turtle Cay and Veronica Stafford of Key West, all of whom worked tirelessly over the past year to re-activate the festival some 27 years after the initial one in Key West and Green Turtle Cay. “Arriving in Green Turtle Cay today I was reminded of this wonderful connection between the two sister cities,” the Prime Minister said, and then directing his words specifically to those from Key West, he congratulated them on “retaining their past.” “It is interesting to note that Key West became home to scores of Bahamian families of all backgrounds and ethnicity, and it is perhaps true that there are few Bahamian families who cannot point to the fact that they have distant relatives living currently in Key West,” he continued. The theme of the festival Come Celebrate All Things Bahamian ” was clearly expressed throughout the two-day event with marches from the Royal Bahamas Police Band, an abundance of peas n’rice, fried chicken and conch salad served at Settlement Point in New Plymouth against a background of local music which began early in the morning and echoed across the cay throughout the day. HIGH-SPEEDWIRELESS INTERNET Out Island Inter .Net Bahama Palm Shores Cherokee Sound Fisher’s Bay Guana Cay Hope Town Leisure Lee Little Harbour Lynard Cay Lubbers Quarters Man-O-War Marsh Harbour Scotland Cay Tilloo Cay Winding BayNow Available in:Wireless@abacoinet.comTreasure Caycoming this month367-3006

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 25 Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 • Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP REVERSE OSMOSISSEA WATER DESALINATORS MAKE DRINKING WATER FROM SEAWATER Advanced Water Engineering, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of water treatment equipment including our REVERSE OSMOSIS. We are re-introducing our equipment to the Bahamas. Residential and small boat sizes from 100 to 20,000 gallons per day.Pricing starts at $2,300.00 We also stock: pumps • membranes • filters • test kits cistern liners • poly tanks cat pumps • cat parts • fittingsADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INCIndian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Tel: (321) 777-4909 • Fax: (321) 773-8338e-mail: info@advancedwater.com DISTRIBUTORS WANTED CALL OR E-MAIL FOR PRICESThe Ralph Moore Science Fund For the Children of Abaco(Established at the request of Ralph Bishop Moore, Ph.D.) Ralph B Moore of Ocean Boulevard in Treasure Cay passed away at his home on April 12, 2004. When he moved to Abaco, he had intended to help the children of Abaco by volunteering to teach chemistry in the local schools. Unfortunately, he became ill and was unable to achieve this goal. He requested that, in lieu of flowers or cards, that a fund be established to assist the children in their education with the hope of encouraging them to continue further studies in science. A secure account has been established with the Royal Bank and donations may be made toThe Ralph Moore Science Fund c/o P.O. Box AB 222115 Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas There are two red and two green buoys (staggered) that are to the left of those marking the freighter channel when entering the harbour. The marked channel is quite wide and is used to indicate the deeper water. While it is recognized that many cruisers anchor in the marked area, it should serve as guidance to newcomers and help to avoid accidental groundings.Abaco Youth in ActionBy Isobel Sherman The skills of baseball and T-ball continued on May 8 at the park in Murphy Town. Abaco Youth In Action is holding a monthlong skill session each Saturday in these sports. According to Mr. Lynden Davis at the end of the month teams will be picked to compete in a tournament in Grand Bahama. Close to 670 boys and girls ages After passengers go through the security check at the Marsh Harbour International Airport, they wait outside the terminal building, exposed to the weather. The security check takes so long that the ticket agents must begin the process before the plane has even landed. Passengers wait up to an hour in the hot sun or rain. More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 12 5-14 were enthusiastically participating in the sessions. Assisting Mr. Davis is Ishmael “Stretch” Morley, Elva Davis and Sophie Miller. In a brief conversation Mr. Morley told me he wished more parents would come out and help their children with sports. He is giving back to the community because he loves sports and he loves working with children. He said parents should be more interested in helping their children in sports and other positive activities.Real Estate Firm RelocatesDamianos Realty is reloc ated its Marsh Harbour office. The new ground floor office is located on East Bay Street next to their original location. The office is managed by Mr. Leslie Pinder with sales associate Donna Darville. They have an affiliation with Elbow Cay Properties in Hope Town, Kerry Sullivan also services Hope Town/Elbow Cay area, and Laurie Schreiner is their representative in Lubbers Quarters.Bahamasair Increases FlightsBy Isobel Sherman Bahamasair will begin flying from Marsh Harbour to West Palm Beach daily beginning on June 3. This will mean that Bahamasair will have a daily flight to West Palm Beach from Marsh Harbour and it will also mean that there will be three flights from Marsh Harbour to Nassau. The route was Nassau to Marsh Harbour is one of the best flights for Bahamas air in terms of passenger load and also the flight from Marsh Harbour to West Palm Beach is very profitable for Bahamas air. The new Damianos Realty office is in the ground floor of this new building on East Bay Street in Marsh Harbour. ReADY mIX CoNCReTe Prices start at $110.00 per yd. Free DeliveryROCK $29 ton (imported) 3/4Ž and pea rock SAND $31 ton (imported)Delivery from Treasure Cay to Bahama Palm ShoresVisit our modern facility on the Murphy Town water front beside Parkers Landing CALLUS TODAY FOR QUOTES PH: 367-2891 FAX: 367-2892 Abacos cornerstone to construction.

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Page 26 The Abaconian May 15, 2004 STANDARD HARDWAREMarsh Harbour 242-367-2660, 2881, 2820 Fax 242-367-2645 Contractors Ask about our special price scheduleA full stock of electrical hardware for contractors and homeowners From inside to outside From roof to floor There's plenty more Inside our store Special homeowner pricing on major projects Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 840-9393 M/V Legacy c/o Heavy Lift Service Inc. 801 Avenue East Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Ph./Fax: (242) 393-4371 Western End Potter’s Cay Dock Nassau, New Providence Serving Marsh Harbour and the Cays with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach • Departing Palm Beach twice monthly* Departing Nassau Every Tuesday Night Arriving Marsh Harbour Early Wednesday Morning Extended Services to Green Turtle Cay* For more information on the Palm Beach service Call Trinity Customs Brokerage (242) 367-4297 Explore the Golden R Golden R Golden R Golden R Golden R eef eef eef eef eef and find a delightful array of resort-wear fashions, Abaco Gold jewellery and other fine gold jewelery to dazzle you, art prints, and many other souvenirs and gifts to take back home to remind you of your visit with us. Located in the heart of New Plymouth Green Turtle Cay on Parliament Street Tel: (242) 365-4511 Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAILSeat Belt Law Will Be EnforcedConst. Troy Knowles has been handing out flyers informing the public that the seat belt law will be enforced beginning May 20. At that time drivers will be held responsible for making sure that everyone in the vehicle has seat belts fastened. The fines will be $300 for the driver, $100 for passengers and $500 for each child without a seat belt fastened. Children under 12 year must be seated in the rear seat. Children under the age of five years must be in a special child’s car seat that is attached firmly to the vehicle. Forty Hope Town residents came to an evening meeting on May 10 in the Methodist Church to hear news of a new garbage barging system to begin within a week. Mr. Ron Pinder, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Environmental Health, announced the signing of a contract to transport Hope Town’s garbage to the Abaco mainland. Coupled with this is a ban on burning garbage on Elbow Cay. The Abacays Freight Company based in Man-O-War was awarded the $17,000 monthly contract to provide the containers and move them to the Marsh Harbour dump site. Four 20 or 30 yard containers are scheduled initially to be taken twice weekly to Marsh Harbour by barge. A total of eight containers will be used with four empty containers replacing the four full ones taken to Marsh Harbour. The temporary staging site for the barge on Elbow Cay will the government property in White Sound where road equipment is presently sitting. Containers will remain at the present dump site to be filled, then be taken to the barge on freight days. The White Sound site is one of several being considered as a permanent transfer location. A truck will accompany the containers on the barge and move them to and from the dump. The truck is configured to either load a container onto its rails or place a container on the ground or on the barge. No other equipment is needed. Island-wide garbage collection will remain the same as at present with the new system used to remove the collected garbage. All persons taking garbage and trash to the dump site will be responsible to place their trash into one of the new containers. The containers are expected to arrive in Marsh Harbour on April 17 or 18 and will be taken immediately to Elbow Cay. A separate contract is being negotiated for the removal of existing construction debris, junk cars, golf carts and appliances. These items now at the dump site will be taken to Nassau for crushing and shipping to a U.S. recycling facility. The mulching of yard waste is under study as this may comprise 30 40 percent of the total volume taken to the dump. ManO-War grinds this debris and uses the mulch for island projects. The project will begin with the four containers positioned at the dump site. The program will be monitored to see if these four will be sufficient as calculated. Being a new system, Mr. Pinder expected some adjustments may be necessary to facilitate the process. Along with the new system will be the implementation of an environmental levy which may be billed monthly with the electric bill. A monthly levy between $5 and $15 is under study. How the levy would be assessed to boaters and those living in locations without electricity remains to be resolved. Although some residents expressed skepticism over the plan, the program was generally well accepted and the residents look forward to the ban on burning The new landfill site south of MarshHope Town Garbage Removal Is UnderwayFirst Bahamian Archbishop Is NamedBy Isobel Sherman The First Bahamian Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Dioses in The Bahamas was installed in Nassau on May 4. The Rt. Rev. Patrick Pinder became the first Bahamian Archbishop. Installing Father Patrick was Archbishop Tscherring Apostolic Delegate to the Antilles Episcopal Conference. Harbour may be ready by early winter and is scheduled to eventually accept all Abaco garbage from Sandy Point through Crown Haven. A similar system will have large containers at transfer sites near each town for local deposit. Special trucks will than take the full containers to the landfill in Central Abaco.

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 27 Electrical Contracting • Single & 3 Phase Licenced Electricians Air Conditioning • Refrigeration • Supplies MARCUS BETHEL Located on Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTelephone: (242) 367-3186 • e-mail: marcoac@batelnet.bssystems and biodiversity for the science students of Forest Heights Academy. Led by Ms. Alana Carroll, the Forest Heights Eighth Grade students completed a series of tasks including litter cleanups, composting and even building bird feeders. Many earned Conservation Awards, but the chief goal was to “promote awareness about environmental concerns.” One of the most effective projects began with a bake sale. Grade Eight bought six bins with their proceeds, decorated them and placed them about the school for can recycling. Forest Heights collected the most cans of all the participating schools for Earth Day, but more importantly, this has become a daily ritual for the students as they continue to practice their recycling. Earth Day itself was also a great success. Ms. Joy Chaplin and some of her 11th and 12th grade students joined the event with posters and environmental board games they had devised. One game was a competition to see how fast students could pull apart six pack rings which are known killers of the sea. Ms. Chaplin reported, “The average time was eleven seconds, which can make a huge difference in saving marine life.” Congratulations are due to Kelsi Farrington who won third place for her individual poster on recycling on Abaco. Forest Heights also won an award for the best display. Highlights included traced and cut out hands with each finger signifying something to do to help protect our environment. With this, students took. away the most important lesson of the day as stated by Ms. Carroll. “One person can make a difference!”Abaco CentralA Uniform ReminderBy Isobel Sherman This is to remind parents and students of Abaco Central High School that the school uniform is changing for September 2004. The uniform for boys will be navy pants, a navy tie, a white shirt and black shoes. Girls will wear a navy blue pleated skirt, a white blouse, a navy cris-cross tie, white socks and black shoes. Prefects both boys and girls will wear light blue shirts and blouses instead of white. Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal, has informed all of the stores in Marsh Harbour about the uniform change. If there are any questions, please contact the school. SchoolFrom Page 15 Buckle Up... It’s the Law! The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool Conch Crawl restaurant and bar Dive Abaco! SCUBA / Snorkle CenterThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: moorings_conchinn@oii.net www.moorings.comCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We’re waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbour’s premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel station Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W June 2004 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EDT) 2 (EDT) 3 (EDT) 4 (EDT) 5 (EDT) 6 (EDT) 7 (EDT) 8 (EDT) 9 (EDT) 10 (EDT) 11 (EDT) 12 (EDT) 13 (EDT) 14 (EDT) 15 (EDT) 16 (EDT) 17 (EDT) 18 (EDT) 19 (EDT) 20 (EDT) 21 (EDT) 22 (EDT) 23 (EDT) 24 (EDT) 25 (EDT) 26 (EDT) 27 (EDT) 28 (EDT) 29 (EDT) 30 (EDT) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 1:20a -0.1 7:14a 2.6 1:13p -0.2 7:39p 3.4 2:14a -0.2 8:08a 2.6 2:05p -0.3 8:33p 3.5 3:08a -0.3 9:01a 2.7 2:59p -0.3 9:26p 3.5 4:01a -0.3 9:55a 2.7 3:53p -0.3 10:20p 3.4 4:54a -0.3 10:50a 2.6 4:49p -0.3 11:15p 3.3 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:48a -0.2 11:46a 2.6 5:48p -0.1 12:12a 3.1 6:43a -0.1 12:45p 2.6 6:49p 0.0 1:10a 2.9 7:38a 0.0 1:45p 2.6 7:54p 0.1 2:09a 2.7 8:33a 0.0 2:47p 2.6 9:00p 0.2 3:10a 2.5 9:26a 0.1 3:47p 2.6 10:06p 0.2 4:08a 2.3 10:18a 0.2 4:44p 2.7 11:07p 0.2 5:05a 2.3 11:07a 0.2 5:36p 2.8 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 12:02a 0.2 5:56a 2.2 11:54a 0.2 6:24p 2.8 12:52a 0.2 6:44a 2.2 12:38p 0.2 7:08p 2.9 1:38a 0.2 7:28a 2.2 1:20p 0.2 7:49p 2.9 2:20a 0.2 8:09a 2.3 2:01p 0.2 8:28p 2.9 3:00a 0.2 8:49a 2.3 2:41p 0.2 9:06p 2.9 3:39a 0.2 9:29a 2.3 3:21p 0.3 9:43p 2.9 4:16a 0.2 10:07a 2.3 4:00p 0.3 10:20p 2.8 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 4:53a 0.3 10:46a 2.3 4:39p 0.4 10:56p 2.8 5:30a 0.3 11:25a 2.3 5:20p 0.4 11:35p 2.7 6:07a 0.3 12:06p 2.3 6:04p 0.5 12:15a 2.7 6:45a 0.3 12:49p 2.4 6:53p 0.5 1:00a 2.6 7:26a 0.3 1:37p 2.5 7:49p 0.5 1:50a 2.5 8:11a 0.3 2:29p 2.6 8:50p 0.5 2:46a 2.4 9:01a 0.2 3:25p 2.8 9:54p 0.4 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 3:47a 2.3 9:55a 0.2 4:24p 2.9 10:59p 0.3 4:49a 2.3 10:52a 0.1 5:24p 3.1 12:02a 0.1 5:51a 2.4 11:51a -0.1 6:23p 3.2 1:02a 0.0 6:52a 2.4 12:49p -0.2 7:22p 3.4 Monthly High & Low High June 3, 9:26p 3.5 ft Low June 4, 4:01a -0.3 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows’ by Nobeltec Corporation. (503) 579-1414 € www.tides.com Tide North Bar Channel June 2004 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats It’s been three years since God decided to call you home. Never to be forgotten, you will always be in our hearts. There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t think of you. So many images come to mind whenever we speak your name. Without you in our lives things will never be the same, Daddy. If we could turn back time and once more hear your voice, we’d tell you that out of all dads you would be our choice. There’s no one who can take your place. As the years may come and go, your memory will never be erased. We were blessed to have you in our lives.Chad & VanessaIn Loving Memory of Gene T. CollinsApril 11, 1946 November 5, 2001

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Page 28 The Abaconian May 15, 2004Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosie’s Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties34 hse + 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties30 + 365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Crystal Villas 7 villas 366-0522 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key43 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hue 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooner’s Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesia’s 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 D’s Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moore’s IslandMoore’s Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeisha’s Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365 -0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walker’s CayWalker’s Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information www.abacoinet.com www.abacoinfo.com www.abacos.com www.go-abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.com Min. of Tourism + agents who have multiple cottages and houses Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Firehouse CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service Center J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs By Robert Wilson Change is nothing new to The Bahamas, and life here has not always been easy. Those who survived the early days became self-sufficient, living off the land and the sea. Today, tourism has become the mainstay of the economy, and with few exceptions the people have become increasingly more dependent. There are a few very proud Bahamians whom are determined to preserve their heritage. Willard Albury, one of the 200 Alburys listed in the telephone book, is such an individual. We met Willard a year ago while visiting Man-O-War Cay on Abaco. At seven o’clock he walks from his home down to the harbour to begin his day at Albury Brothers Boat Building, something he has done since the age of 14. His work ethic and quiet nature are reflective of his 66 years living among the 235 island residents. Abaco boats have long been admired for their design and fine wood construction. Most Bahamian fisherman sought Abaco dinghies, small open boats with a single sail, and Abaco-built smacks (sloops with bowsprits) and schooners brought a premium in the marketplace. From the early 1900s boat building has become synonymous with Man-OWar Cay, and it remains the most active boat building center on Abaco today. One of the most instrumental in continuing the development of the wooden Abaconian dinghy was Maurice Albury, Willard’s father. As a young boy he worked in a small shed using a limited variety of hand tools to shape the wood. Like so many other skills, the techniques and plans were never recorded but passed along by handson experience. In 1952 Maurice started Albury Brothers Boat Building with his two sons, Willard and Denny. The lobster fishing on Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, required a steady production of small wooden skiffs designed to handle the open waters of The Bahamas, and the Albury boat was ideally suited. Construction was slow, but steady, and the family business was considered the premier builder. At the age of 20, Willard took over the business. He had worked with his father and uncle for six years and continued handcrafting wooden boats until an ample supply of suitable wood was no longer available. Breaking with tradition, Albury Brothers made the transition to fiberglass when they produced their first 18.5-foot skiff in 1984. Willard is proud to have his two sons, Donnie and Jamie, working alongside him. To date they have produced 200 of the fiberglass boats, two at a time. As tourism on Abaco has flourished, so have the orders for Albury boats. Boat rental companies and local residents have created such a demand for the quality craft that in the past it was not unusual to wait a full year for delivery. But again, a change is in the making. A long time visitor to Man-O-War saw an opportunity and encouraged Willard to allow him to produce the Albury Bros. Boats in Florida. In addition, the Florida-based operation has developed a fiberglass mold that he promises will reduce man-hours and increase production. Full page advertisements are appearing in U.S. boating magazines displaying colored pictures, toll-free telephone and fax numbers, and for those interested T-shirts are available. Late one afternoon I meandered by Albury’s boat yard and found 15 local men attempting to move one of the first molds to arrive from Florida. I jumped in to help turn it over and then roll it across the one lane roadway. Afterwards, and somewhat exhausted by our efforts, Willard and I rested in a doorway to observe the newly arrived marvel of the boat-building industry. That is when I learned the story of Albury Brothers Boat Building. Willard stared at the mold and occasionally would rub his hands over some rough spots he detected. It was a quiet, reflective moment for him,A Tribute to a Master Craftsman Hair, Body & Soul Unisex Salon Need a new look? Let us help! BarberingWaxingMassagesFacialsAcrylic NailsAirbrushingEar PiercingHair ExtensionsLonnette, Florence, Misty &CindyTuesday Saturday 9 am 6 pm Located on Crockett Drive next to K & S AutoTel: 367-0125 Please see Craftsman Page 39 Mr. Willard Albury Appliance Centre AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION Electrical and Appliance Sales & Service We have a complete line of Installation Supplies & Accessories Full Warranty on all Equipment & AppliancesLocated on Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTelephone: (242) 367-3186 • e-mail: marcoac@batelnet.bs Beat the Heat & Get Cool Window & W all Units 5,000 to 24,000 BTU Starting at $249Stop by and check us out Freon 22$99 30 lbsHeating and Air Conditioning Authorized Distributor

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 29 Dive Shops Marsh HarbourDive Abaco...................................367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Center............367-2963Hope TownFroggies...................................... 366-0431Treasure CayTreasure Divers............................365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures.............365-8111Green Turtle CayBrendal’s Dive Center...................365-4411 Guana Cay Dive Guana...........365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Rentals Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4656 Donnie’s Boat Rentalss.....................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cat’s Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cas’s Carts........................................365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless noted Albury’ s Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm2 4 5:45 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm 3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 40 min. from Conch Inn ‡ 6:45 am10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 (min $40) Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 pmFare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $10 / $15 Children $5 / $8 ‡ Workman’s special Mondays thru Fridays from Union Jack Dock Green T urtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $12 Extra to some destinations Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time Pinder ’ s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven Abaco to McLean’s Town Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLean’s Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $40 one way $80 round trip Children half fare For information call Grand Bahama 353-3093 or Abaco 365-2356 Bus serves Freeport and McLean’s Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Between Nassau & Sandy Point under 4 Hr.Friday & Sunday Lv Nassau 3:30 pm Lv Sandy Point 8 pm Adult fare $90 RT, $50 OW Call for rates on cars, trucks and cargo Call Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Sandy Point Patrick Roberts .... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ....... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ..... 366-4175 Links Adderly ....... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ..... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder ....... 366-2163 Jay Sawyer ......... 367-3941 Justin Sands ....... 367-3526 Terrance Davis .... 367-4464 Danny Sawyer ..... 367-3577 Man-O-War David Albury ........ 365-6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe............... 366-2107 Junior Albury ............ 366-3058 Randy Sawyer ......... 366-2284 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ......... 366-0133 North Abaco O’Donald McIntosh Pope McKenzie ....... 477-5894 Orthnell Russell ....... 365-0125 Alexander Rolle ....... 365-0120 Edward Rolle ........... 365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer ........ 365-4070 Jeff Survance ........... 365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ........... 365-4261Visitors’ GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) ‡ Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Gino’s ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamie’s Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Gino’s ...............................$.............367-2002 Pop’s Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodilly’s.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mackerals..........................................367-5932 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Cap’n Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Club Soliel.........................................366-0253 Harbour’s Edge..............$$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudy’s Place.................$$$.....‡....366-0062 Sea Spray.......................$$ .....‡....366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................365-5175 Treasure Cay Florence’s Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudson’s Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Traveller’s Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Laura’s Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntosh’s Restaurant......$.............365-4625 New Plymouth Inn........$$$.............365-4161 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Rooster’s Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big J’s...............................$.............366-4020 Nancy’s............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge..................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian.Abaco Chamber of Commerce367-5822 Fax 367-5823 abacochamber@abacoinet.com Area code 242 unless listed Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walker’s Cay Walker’s Cay Marina 75....F....353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes...................29 ......F....367-2366 Port of Call................24......F....367-2287 Abaco Yacht Haven....7..............367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................50......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats coming from U.S. can clear Customs at Walker’s Cay, Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour)367-2560 Fire Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept.367-2000 Fire -Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept.VHF Ch 16 Ambulance Trauma One Marsh Harbour367-2911 Fire Dundas Town Volunteer367-2935 or 4935 Man-O-War Fire & Rescue365-6911 Bah Air Sea Rescue AssocVHF 16 or 366-0282 Fire Green Turtle Cay Volunteer365-4133 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Gov’t dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer’s Market..........$10 + $2 Gov’t Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock thro ugh Dundas T own................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City............................. .................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point ........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally’s & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................$ 3 each Golden Harvest ........................................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov’t dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free Uncaged pets as people Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf boards $3.00 ea. Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star or Moxy................ $14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors ..................................$10 + $5 Sand Banks ..........................................................$20 + $5 Joe’s Creek ..........................................................$35 + $5 Black Wood ..........................................................$14 + $5 Fire Road.............................................................$25 + $5 Cooper’s T own.....................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour .....................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay.............................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ......................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town..............................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven.......................... $65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round T rip.................................. $85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour ....................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joe’s Creek .........................................$25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ..........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..................................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Br onks................................................... $7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 Waiting Time $12 Per Hour Tours & Excursions Kayak Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour.. 367-5358 Birding Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour.367-5358 Evening dinner cruise Dive Abaco Marsh H.367-2787 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0024 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0431 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic Cooper‘s Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point.............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town................................. Air Lines Serving AbacoAir Florida Ft. Lauderdale .................................. 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale .............................. 367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau & W. Palm Beach.... ......... 367-2095 Bimini Island Air Ft Lauderdale .................. 954-938-8991 Calypso AirFt Laud & W Palm Bch .............. 954-3594191 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ....................... 367-3415 Island Express Ft Lauderdale ........................... 357-6684 Major’s Air Service Freeport ............................... 367-4826 Southern Air Nassau .......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air Fort Lauderdale .................................... 365-8677 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch ...................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ............... 367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale.......... ........... 954-359-0292 Local charter companies serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air........................... ................ ............. ...... 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-2089Please bring errors, omissions or corrections to our attention • Rev 5Mar2004

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Page 30 The Abaconian May 15, 2004 Servicing the Bahamas and South Florida Turbo Prop Service Available MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS (242) 367-2089 (242) 367-2613 (242) 367-2530 Call for Scheduling Committed to a Higher Standard in Aviation CHEROKEE AIRCHARTER SERVICE Regatta Time In Abaco 0429thJuly 2nd 10th July, 2004Green Turtle, Guana Cay, Man-O-War, Hope Town and Marsh Harbour Races Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 By Stephanie Humblestone According to one of the guest speakers, Mr. Kenwood Kerr exManager of Investment Services with Coutts & Co., Abaco has the third highest number of visitors to the Bahamas, the third largest number of hotels and the fourth largest number of room inventories. Its premium room rate is comparable to Grand Bahama, making it a “quality destination resort.” It holds the third largest number of building permits, and the fourth largest number of licensed fishing vessels. In addition, Abaco has the third largest number of banking institutions in the Bahamas. For its population of 14,000 it has eleven banks as opposed to Freeport which has fourteen for a population of 70,000. Seeing the Bahamas overall as ripe for investment opportunities, Mr. Kerr stated that it has a Credit A rating, an average of $4 billion available for investment, cash deposits and savings in the region of $2.6 billion, pension assets at $2.6 billion, cooperative credit union funds at $160 million and National Insurance reserves at $1.3 million. Addressing interested local business representatives attending the conference, he continued by saying that opportunities for investment and business potential are myriad on Abaco which has a sound infrastructure. “It is all about linkages across the various industries,” said Mr. Kerr who has 14 years experience in investment management. “We have to learn how to convert real assets into viable investment opportunities and expand them into financial or paper opportunities for Bahamian and foreign investors,” he continued. Acknowledging the initiative to hold the conference addressed a large number of participants, hailing from all areas of the community including nine high school students. The Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson, Minister of Financial Services and Investment, stated “My ministerial colleagues and I are delighted by the level of economic maturity and discipline being exemplified by the hosting of this conference.” She continued that the event, organized by Joan Albury, President of the Counselors Limited, reflected a “degree of responsibility on the part of private sector Abaconians to partner with the government of the Bahamas to ensure that these islands flourish economically. The conference opened on an optimistic note with Michael Albury, President of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, saying, “Abaco is shining with investment opportunities,” and that there is no better time than now. He questioned why Abaco would still put itself at the “mercy of foreign owned operations” when there is so much to be explored and benefitted from locally. “We are growing at a steady and sustainable rate and what was once a hair-brained idea is now a viable business opportunity,” he said. This theme of optimism persisted throughout the day, supported by each speaker. Min. Gibson stated that each Family Island would have an anchor property from which there would be entrepreneurial spin off. This, she felt, was easy for Abaco which she described as “selling itself with its industrious people and strong prosperous history.” In connection with this concept she referenced the Abaco Club at Winding Bay in which to date $25 million has been invested and which has provided employment for 260 Bahamians. She outlined other upscale developments for Abaco, a 220-unit residential development and 50-room hotel by Barrier Reef Limited at Boiling Hole and a similar development at Angel Fish Point. In southern Abaco there will be a small residential community of 10 single-family homes, requiring a capital investment of $3.14 million dollars. Assuring that investment projects would be carefully scrutinized, she stated that the environment would be protected, Bahamian products used whenever possible, Bahamian musicians used over foreign counterparts, Bahamian arts and crafts given propriety and appropriate training be given to those involved in the running of new enterprises. A one-day Investment Seminar was held in Marsh Harbour and spelled out the great investment opportunities on Abaco. The Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson, gave the keynote address. Above are, left to right, Michael Albury, President of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, Art Sands, Vice-Presdient of the Abaco Chamber, Mr. Neville Adderley, Chairman of the Bahamas Development Bank, Mrs. Joan Albury, President of The Counsellors, who organized the seminar, and Mr. Johnley Ferguson, Manager, of the Teachers Real Estate Holdings.First Investment Seminar Showcased Opportunities Ms. Maynard Gibson Please see Seminar Page 31

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 31 Caribbean constructorsSand & Quarry Cracker Dust Rock Local 3/8" 3/4" Rock Imported ditto Pea Rock Imported Concrete Blocks6"x 8"x 16" 8"x 8"x 16"Monday Friday 7 am 4 pmP.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2502Deliveries throughout Abaco Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081 email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comAisle of Palm RealtyBrent Cartwright web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.com REDUCED #1003 Best priced home on Elbow Cay 2/2.5 home on 17,000 sq. ft. lot. Offers sea views, central A/C, cypress tongue and groove walls and plans for a main house of 4,000 sq. ft. with 3/3.5 on two levels with wrap around patios. A MUST SEE $399,500Please call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco Guana Cay 1075 BEST PRICED beach lot on Guana. 10,000 sq. ft. lot on oceanfront beach. Also a set of plans available for the lot by special oceanfront architect. Call Now $139,900 Coral Point #1007 3/2 home poured to belt on 40' ridge overlooking the sea. 140'+ of waterfront and over 1.5 acres of land. Finish your dream home. Tilloo Cay #1021 Two adjacent parcels with good draft just offshore and excellent elevations. Call for details.BEST BUYS IN ABACOScotland Cay Two adjacent hill top lots close to the marina and airstrip with amazing ocean views. $135,000 and $175,000 Boat slips are currently available in the marina to homeowners. Guana Cay #1019 Two adjacent cottages each with 2/1.5 on two floors. Close to beach and harbour. Ideal rental homes. $200,000 each or $347,000 for both. Guana Cay #1073 MOTIVATED AND JUST REDUCED 2/1 cottage in the settlement close to beach and harbour. Ideal location in this picturesque town. $169,900 Treasure Cay #1076 Golf course lot overlooking 18th Tee and fairway. Private area and close to beach. $25,000 GREAT BUY ( photo or this lot attached as Treasure Cay 008) Little Harbour #1086 NEW LISTING Endless ocean views from this modern two story home offering 2/2 with office, large game room with bar, open and covered patios, back up generator, beach and dock access. Great price at $564,000 “We are the future of the Bahamas,” said Ms. Angela Cleare, Senior Director Ministry of Tourism for the Family Islands, acknowledging that Abaco in particular plays an “important role in tourism in the Bahamas” with yearly air arrivals to Abaco numbering 192,048, which is 49% of total air visitors to the Bahamas. Quoting airport exit survey forms, she said that there is a 70 percent repeat factor to Abaco compared with 46 percent to Nassau and Grand Bahama. Seventy percent of tourists say they will recommend Abaco which is 20 percent higher than Grand Bahama. Mr. Erik Russell of Cable Bahamas stressed the importance of “reliability” of communications essential to major investors and the running of any business. This, he stated, was the ongoing goal of Cable Bahamas which is “taken seriously” by his company. Cable Bahamas now supplies thousands of customers with a reliable internet service and assists smaller internet service providers by providing fibre optic cable connecting in to United States..”Investors will come if they have a world class communication system,” he said. To attract investors, he advised minimal bureaucracy of business licenses and a trainable work force. Capital funding of investment projects was addressed by Mr. Neville Adderley of the Bahamas Development Bank and Mr. Johnley Ferguson, Manager Teachers Real Estate Holdings Limited. Mr. Adderley said that there are 90 businesses on Abaco which have drawn on the assistance of the Bahamas Development Bank and many more are under consideration. “Our focus is to assist small developmental businesses,” he said. Mr. Ferguson stated, “Cooperatives are the way to go because they are people helping people to help themselves.” He continued by saying that a large number of persons are involved in cooperatives in the Bahamas. “Get the cooperative spirit in you,” he urged, adding that it has the best interest rate in the Bahamas. To his mind the biggest “untapped potential is in the area of farming.” Mr. Simeon Pinder, Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, agreed that farmers do not get sufficient recognition. Agreeing that their challenges are many in terms of limited funding, seasonality concerns and precious land space being taken by developmental projects, he said that there has to be more “mechanisms in place to encourage local growers.” The conference ended as it started on a note of optimism with Mr. Ferguson stating that vis a vis investment opportunities, “The Bahamas is strategically situated in the world and Abaco strategically situated in the Bahamas.” SeminarFrom Page 30 Two presenters explained the opportunites in the electronic world and in agriculture. Shown are Mr. Eric Russell, General Manager for Cable Bahamas, and Mr. Simeon Pinder, Deputy Director of Agriculture. A five-member team from Bethune Cookman College in Florida was on Abaco for a week to educate the college students on the beauty and diversity of the coral reef and to discuss conservation of the ecosystem as a vital marine habitat with young Abaconian fishermen. The team was lead by Dr. Mike John and included four students, two of whom were Bahamians. The college undertook this project under the SEEDS (Strategies for Ecological Education, Development and Sustainability) pro-Youth Targeted for Reef Education by SEEDSgram and was funded by the Ecological Society of America. Dr. John is the Director of the Bethune Cookman College SEEDS program. Adrian Cornish, a Bethune Cookman College graduate, is a Cooper’s Town local. Having close ties with the Cooper’s Town fishing community, Adrian was the ideal candidate to discuss reef conservation with young fishermen in Cooper’s Town. The other students were Feraldo Joffre, Francesca Griffin, and Michael John, MPH, consultant for the project. A team from Bethune Cookman College visited Abaco to impress young people with the importance of preserving the reefs. They met with young people in Cooper’s Town and in Central Abaco. This picture was taken after the leader of the group, Dr. Mike John, after he conducted a short lecture. Dr. John is seated. The young people with SEEDS written on their shirts are from the college. Remember to Buckle Up Come see how you can prevent plants like this from invading our natural Abaco habitat At the Friends of the Environment Office (Above Doug’s Place and Abacom) Guest speaker from the BEST Commission.Ms. Stacey Moultrie www.friendsoftheenvironment.org Friends of the Environment Friends of the Environment Friends of the Environment Friends of the Environment Friends of the EnvironmentDo you know the Casuarina?Learn more at theEach attendee will be given one native tree to replace an invasive on your property.Marsh Harbour • Phone 367-2721 NATIVE PLANT EXPOSaturday, May 22, 2004, at 10 am

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Page 32 The Abaconian May 15, 2004 P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020For Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. Francis Biney Ear, Nose, Throat Every week Monday, Wednesday, Friday Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist May 19, 2004 Dr. Charles Johnson Ears, Nose, Throat June 10, 2004 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing June 12, 2004 Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner May 22, 2004 Dr. Gregory Neil Plastic Surgeon June 5, 2004 Dr. Ida Mae Hanna Dietician, Healthy Lifestyle May 17, 2004 Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist May 17, 2004 Dr. Daniel Johnson Foot Doctor May 28, 2004 Ms. Ava Thompson Child & Adolescent Psycologist May 21, 2004 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) May 22, 2004 Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist May 22, 2004 Mr. Christopher R. Monize Physical Therapist May 28, 2004 Dr. Jerome Lightbourne Pediatric Cardiologist June 11, 2004 Dr. Elaine Lundy Family Practioner June 12, 2004 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,292,000 “Another World” This name gives you an idea of this special family island beach home. 5 bed/ 5 bath CBS house on world reknown Treasure Cay beach with many features/ extras including a van and golf cart. Areal “MUST SEE” $1,440,000 “Serenity” A real “Estate” property. Modern 4 bed/4.5 bath, 5600 sq. ft., two storey CBS home with incredible ocean views. Upper level extra large, open concept living/dining/kitchen with outdoor covered balcony and master en-suite bed/bath. Lower level 2 bed/2 bath, lounge, wet bar plus additional bed/bath and double garage. Property has two fully landscaped lots with 290 feet ocean front. Special property with many, many additional features including 2 bed/1 bath caretaker’s cottage. $3,800,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES “Safe Harbour” Canal front with excellent elevation. Octagonal 825 sq. ft. garage / efficiency guest house with plans for main house. Dock with power in place. Must see.$405,000 “Laguna” brand new canal front, octagonal home,fully furnished, 3 bed/ 2 bath, modern open concept, living/dining/kitchen plus partially covered deck. Perfect island retreat for some lucky family $714,500 “Seaductress” / “Harbour’s Edge” Modern CBS 3bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, 80 ft., full serviced dock, 2 car garage including two vehicles. Exceptional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate.MOTIVATED SELLER$1,200,000 “Lot Fifteen” Canal front, newly completed and designerfurnished dream house. CBS 3 bed / 2 bath 3,000 sq. ft. with double garage. Fully landscaped with irrigation system. Many extra features. $850,000 + 14% closing WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES “Seaclusion” Ocean front CBS house, 2 bed / 2 bath plus detached 20’ x 30’ 2-car garage with extra bath. House has wonderful view as well as prevailing tradewinds $738,000 “Sea Star” built as a retiree’s dream house, this comfortable spacious home has 2 bed / 2 bath with cozy living/dining/kitchen. Also enclosed porch, carport, utility room. Lush garden w/ picket fence. Package shows lots of TLC. $370,000 “Bahama Sunset” Canal front two storey CBS home with 141 ft. water frontage with dock. Upper level has living’dining’kitchen’ den with mater suite and large covered deck. Downstairs 1 bed/ 1 bath/ living also large garage/ workshop. Unique property with fantastic sunset view as well as sunrise ocean view. $950,000Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.For further details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas • E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.netMember ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 2 bed / 2 bath -24 ft. wide slip w/ 2 large docks, very special condo w/ many features MUST SEE$430,500 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 4 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip$224,000 Bldg 4 Downstairs end unit, 2 bed/ 2 bath w/boat slip $242,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 1 bed / 1 bath $113,000 OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Garden location 2 bed/ 2 bath, excellent condition $225,000 ROCK POINT Apartment four-plex, 2 storey CBS building, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. MUST SEE!$350,000 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool / waterfall 2bed / 2 bath octagonal houses Front row Unit #1$425,000 Garden/ocean Unit #4$356,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other features Starting at $475,000 Plus 14% closing BRIGANTINE BAY ESTATES "Sea Cliff" newly completed 2 storey CBS home fully furnished. Living / dining / kitchen downstairs, bed rooms upstairs. Direct greenway access to Treasure Cay beach MOTIVATED SELLER $369,000 LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE “Trident”/”Turquoise Seas” You cannot be more “on thebeach” than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 31/2 bath in the main house with detached garage /bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow’s walk. WOW! $2,520,000 “Cross Winds” Split level CBS home extra large lot acrossfrom 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1 bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! $984,000 SANDPIPER BEACH “Point of View” 3 bed/ 2 1/2 bath CBS split level open concept home with cathedral ceilings and skylights. Lower level including living/ dining/ kitchen/ den and master bedroom suite accesses large ocean-side deck with Beach Beach and more Beach. Upstairs bedrooms each with own entry and sun deck. $1722,000 VACANT LOTS AVALABLE • Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. 1 acre+/-$813,000 • Canal Frontbeginning at $125,000 • Golf Course / Interiorbeginning at $35,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD By Isobel Sherman Sixty-two boats, a record start, participated in the first leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship, catching 88 qualified billfish during the four-day South Abaco Championship. This tournament, the first of the series of five, is beginning its 31st year. The tournament began this year on April 26 and ended on April 30. The winner of the first leg of the BBC was the Hatterascal which took top honors as Overall Winner and Top Release Team at the South Abaco Championship held at the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina. The Hatterascal had just won the first Bahamas White Marlin Open the previous week. Won Buy Land finished second which released a blue marline, a white marlin and landed the largest blue marlin of the tournament which weighed 616 pounds. Lone Eagle hooked a blue marlin estimated at over 1000 pounds. Jack Delaney fought the fish for more than thirteen hours only to lose it at 3 a.m. Despite being weary and disappointed at losing the fish, Delaney said, “It was a thrill of a lifetime to have had the opportunity to do battle with such a fish.” The South Abaco Championship resulted in 44 qualified blue marlin caught, 41 qualified white marlin and five qualified sailfish. All but six of the billfish were released. All catches were verified using time and date stamped digital pictures. The Bahamas Billfish Championship is a series of five tournaments held in April through June. This year all five will be held on Abaco. All BBC tournaments are governed by rules controlling minimum lengths for qualifying billfish, line class, fishing hours and entry fees. Rolex continues as Title Sponsor of the 2004 Bahamas Billfish Championship. This year’s Rolex Grand Prize will be an all expense paid trip to Australia and participation in the Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic will be awarded to the winner of the 2004 series. The second leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship was held at Spanish Cay on May 9-14. The BBC has been a consistent supporter of billfish research and in 2000 established an endowed Scholarship Fund to enable Bahamian students to pursue a degree in marine biology. The BBC Scholarship Fund is supported by voluntary financial contributions from anglers, BBC sponsors and the Bahamian business community. 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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 33 P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Phone: (242) 365-8061 Fax: ( 242) 365-8061Serving Abaco for 36 YEARS • Ocean Front Lots • Villas • Beach Homes • Apartments • Condominiums • Canal Lots Abaco’s Oldest, Most Experienced BrokerTREASURE CAY SPECIAL • $1,200,000 GrossRemember, if you lived here you’d be home now!Ask about Crossing Rocks Area156 Acres Ripe for Development William “Bill” Hertz 4 bedroom home on Ocean Blvd. Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties • New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 Your Key to Real Estate Sales & Appraisals In The Bahamas Serving The Bahamas for Over 50 YearsRoyal Harbour Village. Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance Visit our web site to view these properties and moreTel: 242-367-3262 Fax: 242-367-3260www.bahamasrealty.bs E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bs Select Properties Split Rocks. Sea of Abaco Acreage! "Lukkai", a commercially zoned offering, encompasses 15 acres of rolling hills and near-virgin forest. Situated between Treasure Cay and Treasure Cay International Airport, the property runs 650 feet on the Highway and boasts over 630 feet on the Sea of Abaco. Access roads, interior roads and paths, 30'x50' storage building. The high elevation affords lovely views. Perfect for a small resort or secluded estate. Hardshore for possible dockage. Well suited for Development or Buyer looking for privacy and seclusion. #8729 Realistically priced at $590,000Bahama Palm Shores. Priced to sell! Nice 10,000 s. f. home site in Section 2. Walk to gorgeous 8 Mile Beach! #6872 $15,000Guana Cay. REDUCED 2/2 cottage, just steps to the beach. Vaulted ceilings, tile, screened porch, elevated deck, A/C, dockage. Excellent rental record. #7900. $385,000 Guana Cay. UNDER CONTRACT! Home site just steps from the Atlantic Ocean beach and Guana Seaside Resort. Perfect for cozy vacation cottage. #8348. $50,000 Lubber Quarters. SOLD! 1.98 acres on north end, west side, 168' frontage. Nearly complete 1,000 s. f. cottage. Gorgeous beach & views. #8213. $230,000 Man-O-War, Dickie's Cay UNDER CONTRACT! 36,200 s.f. sea to harbour. Main house and guest quarters, handcrafted in fine shipwright fashion, protected dockage on harbour. #8211 $995,000 Scotland Cay. Rare, gorgeous and well-priced. 23,560 s.f. home site with 150' on the Sea of Abaco. Near marina with good water for dockage. #6180. $245,000 Turtle Rocks. Mainland Abaco. Two adjacent 1-acre home sites just minutes from Marsh Harbour. Just a short walk to the beach. #8147. $38,600 and $41,000 Split Rocks By Jennifer Hudson The seventh annual weather conference, a four-day intensive meeting sponsored by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, was held recently at Our Lucaya in Freeport. Attending the conference from the Bahamas were Silbert Mills, Radio Abaco; Wynsome Ferguson, Ministry of Tourism, Abaco; Bob Toler, Cruiser’s Net; Donna Duncombe from the Freeport Meteorological Office and Basil Dean and Trevor Basden from the Meteorological Office in Nassau. Mr. Basden gave a presentation on behalf of the Bahamas. This conference was originally geared towards informing meteorologists from around the world about The Bahamas and its environs and to encourage better dialogue between various weather authorities as to weather conditions affecting The Bahamas. Historically, whenever a storm was traveling towards the Bahamas meteorologists would say that The Bahamas was under a storm treat. This would imply to people that the entire Bahamas was under threat. However, while the Central Bahamas may be under threat, South Abaco may be experiencing calm conditions. This type of information affected tourism so much that there would be widespread cancellations throughout the whole Bahamas even in areas not even affected by storm conditions. When Inagua was experiencing a storm, Nassau or Grand Bahama may not even have felt it at all. As a result the government decided it needed a proactive approach, hence the weather conference was initiated. Over 100 meteorologists from around the world travel annually to this conference and in attendance this year were Directors of the National Hurricane Centre, retired meteorological specialists, storm predictors such as Dr. William Gray, who forecasts hurricanes likely to affect the Atlantic region, Weather Channel experts and building and insurance experts from around the region. Emergency management teams brought up-to-date information regarding FEMA and other local emergency management and evacuation schemes which are in place. This year focus was placed on Hurricane Isabel which just skirted Abaco last year but inflicted considerable damage in the Carolinas. Silbert Mills raised this issue and requested more dialogue on the matter. He stated, “While the storm was approaching the south and central Bahamas weather experts were all predicting that it would pass well to the east of The Bahamas. However, the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory urging visitors to think twice about coming to this region.” Mr. Mills raised the point, and all the experts including Dr. Steve Lyons from the Weather Channel and Bryan Norcross agreed, “Once the State department had issued that warning, people stopped listening to the meteorologists as the authority on the storm and listened instead to the State Department.” The weather experts stated that they had never advised anybody in the State Department or the local embassy about a storm threat to The Bahamas but, as a consequence of this advisory, people were afraid to travel to The Bahamas. Mr. Mills said, “IConference Acquaints Weathermen About The Bahamasnow hope that communications will be put in place between these departments to effectively prevent cross dialogue from occurring in the future.” “The most significant point arising from the conference as far as The Bahamas perspective is that a collaborative effort towards hurricane forecasting will be established and this will, in turn, save unnecessary losses in tourism,” says Mr. Mills. Another focus of the conference was global warming. Dr. William Gray was very adamant that emissions from vehicles and factories are not the cause of global warming. He vehemently argued that if we look at historical data, we will see that this is just a cycle which the world goes through. “Centuries ago,” he said, “There were no emissions from cars and air conditioners and the tremendous number of factories that there are today but records show that a similar global warming was taking place.” While some agreed with Dr. Gray, there were some strong arguments against and some people remained “middle of the road.” It is felt that this conference of renowned experts will certainly impact thinking in a global sense on what is happening both in The Bahamas and elsewhere. Austin Koepp has been awarded the Tough As Nails belt from instructor Jake Stortenbecker for the month of May. He earned the most points (nails) during the month of April. The award is given on a monthly basis for things such as Bible verse memorization, hard work, attitude, technique improvement and attendance. At Hard Knox Vale Tudo techniques are taught from arts such as wrestling, Brazilian jiujitsu, judo, sambo and kick-boxing. For inquiries about classes for kids or adults please contact Jake Stortnebecker at 367-5989 or 3672674.Student Earns Tough As Nails Belt

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Page 34 The Abaconian May 15, 2004Abaco Real Estate AgencyAbaco’s oldest and most experienced Real Estate Agency Long Beach ABACO REAL ESTATE AGENCYP.O. Box AB-20404, Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Phone:(242) 367-2719 Fax:(242) 367-2359 See additional listings or on our websiteRoyal Harbour Marsh Harbour Lot #26 consisting of 14,583 sq. ft. Offered at: $117,000 Escape Hatch Newly furnished and fully equipped 2 bed/ 2 bath condo unit at Regattas of Abaco. Offered at: $260,000 Dorros Cove Elbow Cay Lots #39 & #40 Offered as one parcel. Approx. 220’ X 220’ fabulous unobstructed ocean views. Offered at: $298,000. Will consider selling seperately for $160,000 Each 110’ X 220’ Marnie’s Landing Elbow Cay 15 Lots Acre with private boat slips from: $280,000 Marsh Harbour New exclusive listing near Crossing Beach/Ferry Dock 2 Acres Residential with 196’ waterfront. Offered at: $599,000 Sugar Loaf Cay 2.6 Acres waterfront on Sugar Loaf Cay Lot #7A. Great investment. Offered at: $260,000 Bahama Palm Shores 3 Lots 80’ x 125’ $14,000 each Casuarina Point Residential lot 80’ x 125’ $15,000 Marsh Harbour 13,000 sq ft residential lot next to Chelseas Choice $33,500 Gross Guana Cay Only 6 lots remaining in 15 lot sub-division, selling fast. Offered from $120,000 Guana Cay 5 Direct beach front lotsstarting from $250,00030 min drive south of Marsh Harbour Subdivision has electricity, water & phone service 1. Beach front lot 95’ x 180’ $85,000 Gross 2. Side by side lots just across from the beach 80’ x 125’ each$48,000 eachwww.abacobahamas.com SUNRISE BAYA Private, Residential Community on the Sea of Abaco in the heart of Marsh Harbour Next door to Regattas of AbacoLots starting at B$92,000SELLING FASTSUNRISE BAYGuana Cay ocean front prime property, approx. 3.6 acres, secluded home surrounded by hundreds of coconut palms, 3 bed / 2 baths upstairs, efficiency and bath downstairs. Includes a newly upgraded gourmet kitchen, double oven Viking stove, refrigerated wine bar, huge Blue Bahia granitetopisland, stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher. Poured concrete house with 3/20,000 gallon cisterns. Approximately 258 feet on ocean and the bay, approx. 600 feet between ocean and bay. 175 foot dock, covered dock fishing area with a stepdown for swimming. Ocean waves perfect for surfing withtropical reefs beyond. House has a wrap-around porch with views in every direction. $1,395,000 Gross Kathleen Albury, BRI a professional Licensed Real Estate Appraiser who has performed work for most local financial institutions, many attorneys and private individuals. She also serves as Estate Agent with H.G. Christie, Ltd. with six years of extensive and varied experience in real estate, both in the U.S. and the Bahamas, four of these years in Abaco. She maintains licenses in both countries. She has completed many continuing education courses, having received her Bahamas Real Estate Institute designation, and can be considered one of the best trained realtors in Abaco. Kathleen serves all of Abaco and currently resides in Hope Town, Elbow Cay.When you require a Real Estate Appraisal, please call: HGChristie.comP.O. Box AB 20777 Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367 5454 Fax: (242) 367 5452 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.comBy Portia Jonsson Our children are our future, but their well-being in our society continues to decline. The month of April was declared National Child Protection and Child Abuse Prevention Month by the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development. The theme this year was Working Together for a Child Safe Bahamas In order to sensitize Abaconians to the overwhelming problem of child abuse in our communities and mobilize them to work together with the authorities to prevent and stop the problem, the Department of Social Services held a week of activities and presentations throughout mainland Abaco, Moore’s Island and Hope Town during April 26th April 30th. School assemblies were held at schools in North, Central and South Abaco in addition to walk-abouts in these areas distributing information flyers on child abuse. Informative and “eye-opening” parent-teacher meetings were staged with presentations from the Police Department, the Department of Social Services, the School Psychologist, the Probation Department and Magistrate Crawford McKee. Ms. Charlamae Fernander, Chief Welfare Officer with the Department of Social Services gave alarming statistics on child abuses cases on Abaco for the years 2001, 2002 and 2003. In 2001, 17 new cases were reported. That number doubled to 35 in 2002. In 2003 there were 36 reported new cases. According to Ms. Fernander, social service workers accept that reported cases generally fall around 10 percent of actual cases. If this is so, then in actuality there were some 360 cases of child abuse for the year 2003. The 36 reported cases in 2003 consisted of 19 sexual abuse cases, 10 cases of child neglect and seven cases of physical abuse. Ten children were taken into care by the Department of Social Services during 2003, two girls in North Abaco, four girls and four boys in Central Abaco. There were no reported cases of abandoned children. Earlier this year two persons were prosecuted, convicted and sent to prison from Abaco for molesting children. The Attorney General’s office makes it very clear that all matters be reported to the Police Department and they will make judgement on cases that need prosecution. Children are very vulnerable when it comes to sexual abuse. Ms. Fernander advised that a number of cases are presently working their way through the court system. She further added that the problem has gotten too big for them to handle alone. This is the reason why they need our help. She appealed to all to partner with the Department to keep our eyes and ears open and report cases of abused children. “Be alert in protecting our children. Listen to what the children are saying, we will learn a lot. The only action unacceptable in protecting children is inaction”, Ms. Fernander said. The incidence of child abuse has impacted our society so much that there is a need to establish an emergency shelter in Abaco. Presently, when children are taken into care by the Department they are sent to emergency shelters in either Grand Bahama or New Providence. This causes ties to be severed when children leave our island. Senior Welfare Officer with the Department of Social Services, Grand Bahama, Mrs. Jennis White, made presentations on Neglect, Abandonment and Physical Abuse followed by Mrs. Paula Marshall, Assistant Director of Social Services, Grand Bahama, who spoke about Sexual Abuse and Parents of the Abused Child. Both women told horrifying stories of actual child abuse cases they have worked on. These situations are very real. Child Abuse is considered to be intentional acts that result in physical or emotional harm to children. There are several different types of child abuse and some children experience more than one form. Physical abuse includes deliberate acts of violence that injure or even kill a child. Unexplained bruises, broken bones, or burn marks on a child may be signs of physical abuse. Sexual abuse occurs when adults use children for sexual gratification or expose them to sexual activities. Sexual abuse may begin with kissing or fondling and progress to more intrusive sexual acts such as oral sex and vaginal or anal penetration. Emotional abuse destroys a child’s self-esteem. Such abuse commonly includes repeated verbal abuse of a child in the form of shouting, threats and degrading or humiliating criticism. The most common form of child abuse is neglect. Physical neglect involves a parent’s failure to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, or medical care to a child. It may also include inadequate supervision and a consistent failure to protect a child from hazards or danger. Emotional neglect occurs when a parent or caretaker fails to meet a child’s basic needs for affection and comfort. Examples of emotional neglect include behaving in a cold, distant and unaffectionate way toward a child, allowing a child to witness severe spousal abuse, allowing a child to use alcohol or drugs and encouraging a child to engage in delinquent behaviour. Another form of neglect involves failing to meet a child’s basic educational needs, either by failing to enroll a child in school or by permitting a child to skip school frequently. The consequences of child abuse and neglect can be devastating and far-reaching. Physical injuries can range from bruises, scrapes, and burns to brain damage, permanent disabilities and death. Research in the United States has shown that April was Child Protection and Abuse Prevention Month and local Social Service officers organized activites geared to children, parents, teachers and other persons involved with children. One of these activities was a seminar which featured several speakers. Pictured are, left to right, Ms. Jennis White Senior Welfare Officer on Grand Bahama, Ms. Charlamae Fernander Chief Welfare Officer for Abaco, Ms. Paula Marshall Assistant Director on Grand Bahama, and Mr. Clarence Riley Probation Officer on Grand Bahama.Child Abuse Is Prevalent on Abaco Please see Abuse Page 37

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 35LIGHTBOURN REALTYPh. (242) 367-2992 • Fax (242) 367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasHope Town Representative Ainsley Harrison Hope Town, Abaco Phone 242 366-0338 Email: ainsley@mlrealty.netMAKING REAL ESTATE REAL EASYwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Treasure Cay 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath waterfront home with swimming pool. Tastefully furnished and tiled throughout. This is a must see. Offered at $633,000 Green Turtle Cay #0333 Two bedroom / two bathroom house with a dock. The modern interior consists of two dining areas, an island bar, living room and kitchen. All front rooms overlook the 150' dock and harbour of White Sound. This is the last available deep water property on White Sound, Green Turtle Cay. $850,000 Marsh Harbour #5078 Pelican Shores This lovely 2 bed/ 2 1/2 bath is in one of the most desired locations. This home features open living area, ceramic tile throughout, laundry room and a private dock. This home has gorgeous views of the Sea of Abaco. Fantastic Listing! $940,000 Marsh Harbour # 0167 This charming, well kept home in Cove Estates with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. This home has a large fenced-in yard that is well manicured, central A/C, spacious kitchen and living area. Also features a separate TV room. Master bedroom includes walk-in closet and make-up vanity in addition to the comfortable bath. This is a GREAT priced listing! $233,000 Guana Cay Guana Ridge House # 0271 4 bed/ 2 bath home with a 2 bed/ 1 bath apartment situated on a magnificent bluff presenting sea views of the Sea of Abaco. This home has a fantastic rental history. Also features a private dock. Don’t delay. Call today! $699,000 Marsh Harbour # 5105 Great Investment. This duplex features 2 beds and 1 baths in each unit. Both feature open living kitchen and dining area. Furnished and well kept. $260,000 White Sound, Elbow Cay # 5017 This ocean front offers 3 bed and 2 bath. Other features include central A/C, a spacious screened-in porch, private pool and more. Downstairs offers a 500 sq. ft. utility/garage area that can be converted to an apartment. There is a detached generator house with a 12KW generator and sound insulated. Call today! $955,000 Hope Town Three story island home with 3bed/ 3 bath in North End. Features walk-in closet, open living and dining area, only three years old and well-kept. $650,000Chris Farrington BRI Office (242) 365-4695 Fax (242) 365-4697 Email: chris.f@batelnet.bs P.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Green Turtle Cay OfficeWaterfront with Dock #0333 Two bedroom two bath house with large open entertaining areas with great views. Boat house and dock has power & water. Motivated seller! Under Contract Treasure Cay #1322 Three bedroom two bath home near beaches and golf course. Fully furnished with all amenities. $265,000 Reduced Historic Club & Inn #5077 Located in the heart of a storybook Colonial village, this 150-year-old landmark has been meticulously maintained in its original dcor. Consisting of 10 guest rooms, 40-seat restaurant, lounge, pool and patio. A rare find that will allow you to enjoy a lifestyle reminiscent of the old days. This once in a lifetime opportunity is offered at $1,780,000 Hurry! High on a Bluff waterfront 1/3 acre elevated lot affords spectacular vistas of the Sea of Abaco and breathtaking sunsets. Located near resorts and marinas, this is a must see. Sold! Two Lots overlooking the sea. These gorgeous elevated 1/3 acre lots have a spectacular view of the Sea of Abaco with magnificent sunsets. Owner will sell as a pair. Call for price. New Listing! Beachfront acre lot located virtually on the Atlantic beach. Sold! Ocean View Lots two 1/3 acre lots overlooking the Atlantic. Elevated with great views 200’ ft. from the beach. Sold! Nice Neighbourhood – ready for building! Cleared lot with fruit trees, near to beaches, park and a public dock. $45,000 Greenway Canal Lot Treasure Cay with splendid unobstructed views of the canal. $35,000 Owner says sell! Waterfront with Pool Three bedroom 2 1/2 bath located in beautiful Treasure Cay, overlooking the Sea of Abaco. This new house is sure to be a pleaser. Offered at $546,000 Reduced Beach/Canal lot package Enjoy the best of two worlds, a beautiful sandy beach and a safe canal front lot for your boat. Located in Leisure Lee, these adjoining lots are a rare find for the person who loves living on the beach and boating. Call for price Coco Bay Waterfront with Dock Beautiful lot overlooking Coco Bay, has a deep water dredged channel and dock. Property is landscaped and ready to build. Offered at $482,000 Sold! Large waterfront lots on Black Sound – Some of these waterfront lots have over 100’ on the water. Four lots have been sold so hurry while they last. Prices starting at $415,000 Cherokee Sound #5083 This 3 bed/ 2 bath home in a clean tidy settlement, features utility room, large kitchen, sunken living room, mini split A/C, well-kept lawn,work shop and a storage building. House comes with a dock slip on the creek. $360,000 Man-O-War “Sunsplash”#5082 4 bed, 3 bath island home beauty on 1.189 acres. Features lots of privacy, Bahamian-built furniture, close to town and includes a guest cottage. Watch the sunrise every morning from the extensive patios and enjoy the views of the turquoise Atlantic Oean. Direct beachfrontage. A rare and unique offering. $1,970,000 Man-O-War # 0331 This elegant 3 bedroom, 3 bath island beauty comprises of 3,200 sq. ft. with all modern day features. Features include Corian counter tops, six burner stove, dance studio, hobby room, wine cellar, barbeque pit and much more. Property includes guest cottage with 2b/ 2b and ocean views as well. Only steps away to a white sandy beach. $1,610,000 Marsh Harbour Duplex Two 2/1 apartments with a 1/1 efficiency in the rear available for sale. Fenced-in yard, furnished. Recent renovations. Motivated Seller! REDUCED $170,000 Marsh Harbour # 5106 Great opportunity investment. 5 octagonal wooden building comprises of 2,985 sq ft. These buildings are now currently being used for commercial ventures. There are two upstairs units that are 1 bed/1 bath apartments. This property is located in the main tourist strip. Fantastic investment. $640,000 Marsh Harbour OfficeMailin Sands • mailin@mlrealty.net Man-O-War #5082 “Sunsplash” This 2 bed/ 2 bath island home beauty on 1.189 acres features lots of privacy. Bahamian-built furniture, close to town and includes a 2b/ 1b guest cottage. Watch the sunrise every morning from the extensive patios and enjoy the views of the turquoise Atlantic Ocean. Direct beach frontage. A rare and unique offering. $1,970,000. Long Beach #5137 Vacant Interior lot approx 1/4 acre. All lots have beach access. Don’t delay, call today for more information. $55,000. Yellowwood #0164 Vacant lot approx. 125' x 150,’ close to Cherokee Sound and Little Harbour $23,500. UNDER CONTRACT. Marsh Harbour#5078 Pelican shores This lovely 2 bed/2 1/2 bath is in one of the most desired locations. This home features open living area, ceramic tile throughout, laundry room and a private dock. This home has gorgeous views of the Sea of Abaco. Fantastic Listing. $940,000. Man-O-War #0331 This elegant 3 bed/ 3 bath island beauty comprises of 3,200 sq. ft. with all modern day features. Features include Corian counter tops, six burner stove, wine cellar and much more. Property includes guest cottage with 2b/2b and ocean views as well. Only steps away to a white sandy beach.$1,610,000. Treasure Cay Canal #1195-4 vacant canal lots in lovely Treasure Cay, boasts of views of the Sea of Abaco. UNDER CONTRACT. White Sound, Elbow Cay #5017 This ocean front home offers 3 beds and 2 baths. Other features include central A/C, a spacious screened-in porch, private pool and more. Downstairs offers a 500 sq ft. utility/garage area that can be converted to an apartment. There is a detached generator house with a 12kw generator and sound insulated. Call today! $955,000. Bahama Palm Shores #5069 Vacant lot with foundation on it for 2 bed 1 bath house. House plans available. All lots have beach access. Great for starter home. Boat Harbour, Guana Cay Vacant, waterfront property now available on the peninsula of Boat Harbour. Features 50' of waterfront on the harbourside and 87.5' on the Sea of Abaco side. Features privacy as it is accessible only by boat. $160,000

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Page 36 The Abaconian May 15, 2004 All buildings are Red Iron, bolt-up kits in 26 gauge galv. that include engineered drawings and come in all sizes. Local building codes may cause prices to vary. Pricing FOB Factory. Multiple Panels and Colors Heavy-duty Red Iron Frame Multiple Configurations Customized Accents Easy Build-it-Yourself Construction 20-Year Mill Backed Warranty Fast, Quick & Easy Delivery From Manufacturing Facilities Nationwide Maintenance Free Fire Resistant Heavy Wind Loads Factory Savings 100% Useable Space1-972-267-9200Speed Quality Value “Interpreting The Input”This is an introduction to a series of topics that are of great value to you. As you read them, there are several things that will become important or that you will say “Hum” to or you will want to read and investigate more on. But, just to get you started, look at some of the obvious that are likely: “So you become who you were made to be” Goals: • Define your assignment (right place, right time, right thing with specifics for total focus). • Accept your assignment’s responsibility. Improve your personal communication about your potential. • Become more disciplined. • Write your assignment, goal and destiny. New Rehoboth Ministries International (N.R.M.I.)U.S. Mail: P.O.Box 592548, Miami, Fl 33159. P. O. Box AB-21012, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas. (242) 367-5858 & Fax www.nrmint.org e-mail: nrmi@batelnet.bs • Help you answer the call to your assignment. You’re an Ambassador: so... • Strategic Training on increasing your effectiveness in serving and works of service. • Personal Development discover principles of leadership to increase your area of influence. • Team Building strategies for identifying and coaching your team. Purposeful Living answers to your key questions for your destiny. • Biblical Exchange opportunity to share biblical principles and expose hidden wisdom. • Business Development increase productivity and innovation. Rev. Earlyn B. Baillou, Sr. Pastor, N.R.M.I. 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. Fenced-in with electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet. $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 359-6658Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT Houses and Apartments For RentClassified Advertisements Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Sweeting’s Tract, Marsh Harbour, 2 bedroom apt. with water view. Call LAmos 367-3965 or 367-2042 Classified Ads Bring Results Call 367-3202 You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W AR GR AR GR AR GR AR GR AR GR OCER OCER OCER OCER OCER Y Y Y Y Y B B B B B UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL UDS & BL OOM OOM OOM OOM OOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA ISLAND PHARMA CY CY CY CY CY PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR PRICE RIGHT GR OCER OCER OCER OCER OCER Y ST Y ST Y ST Y ST Y ST ORE ORE ORE ORE ORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SER VICE ST VICE ST VICE ST VICE ST VICE ST A A A A A TION TION TION TION TION TEXA TEXA TEXA TEXA TEXA CO Q CO Q CO Q CO Q CO Q U U U U U ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST ALITY ST AR AR AR AR AR VERNON’S GR VERNON’S GR VERNON’S GR VERNON’S GR VERNON’S GR OCER OCER OCER OCER OCER Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE Y HOPE T T T T T O O O O O WN WN WN WN WN B B B B B AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AHAMAS F AMIL AMIL AMIL AMIL AMIL Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET Y MARKET K & S K & S K & S K & S K & S A A A A A UT UT UT UT UT O SER O SER O SER O SER O SER VICE L VICE L VICE L VICE L VICE L TD TD TD TD TD SOL SOL SOL SOL SOL OMON’S SUPER OMON’S SUPER OMON’S SUPER OMON’S SUPER OMON’S SUPER CENTER CENTER CENTER CENTER CENTER L L L L L O O O O O WE’S FOOD ST WE’S FOOD ST WE’S FOOD ST WE’S FOOD ST WE’S FOOD ST ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN ORE GREEN TUR TUR TUR TUR TUR TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA Y Y Y Y Y Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper AB AB AB AB AB A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO Staff members of the Bluff House Beach Hotel and the Green Turtle Club recently participated in the Customer Service Seminar put on by AT&T. It was a two-day seminar held on April 19 20, one day at each hotel. The hotels paid the staff and expenses for the trainers to come. AT&T representative Courtney Gilligan took care of the fee charged by professional trainer Steve Slattery. Most of the staff agreed that this training helps make them more aware of what their guests expect and how to best handle different situations that arise. Both hotels hope that this helps encourage their staff to live the motto Ladies and Gentlemen Serving Ladies and Gentlemen Photo supplied by Molly McIntoshStaff Training Improved Service The second Installation Ceremony for Brownies was held at Central Abaco Primary on May 3rd. Eight Brownies were initiated, bringing the total number enrolled to 21. This is the time they are pinned with the “Promise Pin” and recite the Brownie Promise. All Brownies must abide by the Brownie Guide Law in which they pledge to do a “good turn” everyday. The Brownies’ leader is Ms. Chervon Mackey, a teacher at the Central Abaco Primary School. Bringing remarks was the school’s principal, Mrs. Eunice Mills, who has been a Brownie leader for more than 15 years. Mrs. Mills congratulated the new Brownies and encouraged them to learn the Brownie promise in order to keep it. Performing the enrollment exercise was Mrs. Michelle Bailey, who is desirous of Abaco becoming a district in the Bahamas’ Brownies Guides. Six groups are needed and presently, this is the only group. She encourages all teachers, parents or interested persons to form Brownie groups within their schools, churches, youth groups or communities.Installation Service Is Held for Brownies

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 37 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 By owner : 2,800 sq. ft. house with extra lot, large kitchen, three bedrooms, two baths. Queens Cove, Grand Bahama. Call 242-3527420 Elbow Cay’s Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Little Harbour Great ocean view furnished cottage, 2 air conditioned bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, screened porch, spacious outside decks with landscaped yards. Full kitchen with all amenities, metered electric power and 7000 gal. cistern. $250,000 Call owners in US at 850230-8212 or 242-366-3515 in Little Harbour to see cottage. Lubbers Quarters beautiful home across from Tilloo Cut with 2 kings / 2baths / queen loft, gorgeous view, convenient location, private boat slip, central A/C, turn key, rental history. By owner 242-366-0266 www.abacohomeforsale.com PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE Houses and Land For SaleClassified Advertisements MUST SELLINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOTreasure Cay Vacant land 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #65 BL #167 Dundas Town 1/2 acre, 2 storey 4 bed, 2 bath, family rm Lot #25 Murphy Town Incomplete duplex one unit completed comprising 2 bed, 1 bath 6,900 sq. ft. Lot #60 Murphy Town Vacant Land 11,277 sq. ft. Lot #78B Dundas Town Vacant Land 10,810 sq. ft. Lot # 21 Murphy Town Commercial building 6,500 sq. ft. Lot #70 Murphy Town Duplex 2 2 bed, 1 bath 11,232 sq. ft. Lot #78 Dundas Town L-shape apt. complex 3 2 bed, 1 bath units 9,000 sq. ft. Area for small shop Lot #18B Murphy Town 3 bed, 2 bath Newly repaired 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #67For condition of sale and any other information contact Ms. C.A. Cooper or Ms.T. Rolle at 367-2141.BIDS ONLYMurphy Town Duplex 2 2 bed, 1 bath 7440 sq. ft. Fairly new structure Lot #3 Murphy Town Duplex 2 bed, 1 bath and 1 bed efficiency 8900 sq. ft. Lot #68 Bahama Coral Island Vacant land 10,890 sq ft. Section #3 Block A Lot #1 Marsh Harbour 3 bed, 2 bath Prime business location Queen Elizabeth Drive Lot size 7400 sq. ft. LIVE YOUR DREAM ATEnjoy the life style you deserve Waterfront lots with private boat slips in a secure gated community starting at $250,000 Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 www.greatabacoclub.com Man-O-War Real EstateMan-O-War Cay, Abaco Ph: 242-365-6178 365-6090 Fax: 242-365-6159 For Sale: “Mary’s Hideaway” three bedrooms, two anda a half baths, dining room, kitchen, porch overlooking beautiful Man-OWar harbour. For more information contact Haziel Albury. Price: $495,000 For Sale: House located on Dickie’s Cay on Man-O-War’s well protected main habour across from Albury’s Harbour Store and Edwin’s Boat Yard No. 1. House fully furnished three bedrooms, three baths, dining area, kitchen, sitting area with access to balcony, air conditioning and much, much more. Dock is lighted with running water, boat ramp, 10,000 pound boat lift with covered top. Ten by ten shed at the end of the dock. Much more could be said about this brand new house and dock facility. So please call Haziel Albury. Sea Grape RealtyVictor R. Patterson Memorial Plaza P.O. Box AB 20123 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2749 E-mail: seagraperealty@hotmail.com Elbow Cay: Lot with magnificient view of Atlantic Ocean and less than 400 feet from beach with access! Paved road and utilities. $95,000 Lot on Centerline Road, 100’ x 100’. Good title. $65,000. Zoned commercial Lot with ocean view near Little Point. $65,000 Marsh Harbour: Hillside lot with magnificent views! $72,000 Lubbers Quarters: Acre-sized lot with private dock slip! Priced to move at $65,000 Hillside acre with private dock slip and utilities. $145,000 Tilloo Cay: Shore to shore strip with good elevation. 2 1/2 acres. $225,000 Sandra Evans, BRIMultiple-listing Broker sandra@abac orealtor.com East Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone/Fax: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com “We Deliver” Homes Property Beach Front Condos Corporate RentalsQuality commercial building. Many new renovations. Showroom and fabrication shop has intent to remain under new ownership. Excellent location in heart of business district. Many applications possible, well rented now. Paved parking. Serious inquiries please. $517,200 Wonderful beach front home with rental potential could sleep ten! Brand new, spacious and beautifully finished with many handcrafted details. Large kitchen with dishwasher and pantry, garage/studio with 1/2 bath. Sleeping porch and cement swimming pool. Easy drive from Marsh Harbour. $449,900 Unique opportunity on Guana Cay. A 3 bed/ one bath home with 125’ sheltered water front on exquisite cove. Includes 100’ dock and hot tub. $459,800. Also one bedroom guest house with 80’ water front and breathtaking 360 degree sea and ocean views. Beautiful and private, paved road to settlement. $344,900 Superb villa at Regattas of Abaco. Private beach, prettiest views, walk to everything. Pool, tennis courts and nicely furnished terrace. Upgraded kitchen and baths. Includes very stylish furniture and comes fully appointed and equipped. Ample storage, onsite management. $265,000 One of the best loved and best maintained homes in Marsh Harbour. Rolling 1/2 acre, partly fenced. Beautiful garden and huge entertaining terrace. Oversize living and dining rooms. Eat-in kitchen with immaculate appliances. Recent renovation, new roof, carport. $373,500 Few properties remain available at Bahama Palm Shores. While they last: $15-20,000 each, many with Atlantic Ocean views and all with beach access. Buy now or invest in this rapidly appreciating community. Large area zoned for eventual commercial services. 1/3 acre hill top sites with 30’ access to Sea of Abaco fishing grounds and safe swimming. Private community with protective covenants. Quality neighbourhood with established vacation rental history. Underground utilities including phones. Area emerging as the artists’ colony of Abaco. Buy now at the exceptional value of $58,800 each. Man-O-War two beautiful wooded lots, one with guest housea and orchard. Roads in place; electric, phone, TV lines are underground. Also 16’ fiberglass sloop. H. Thompson 3656060 Marsh Harbour 3 bed/2bath furnished home. Large yard w/fruit trees. $250,000. Call 3675503 or 357-6561 Marsh Harbour, hillside lot near the castle. Panoramic sea views, quiet residential area, great opportunity. $60,000 net. Call Victor at 367-2749 or Deb at 603-292-5421. Marsh Harbour centally located triplex apartment. Fully furnished, enclosed property. Asking $185,000. Call Mrs. Scott at 367-5844 or 367-2957 9 am-5 pm Scotland Cay home, Sea of Abaco waterfront Lg 3bed/3bath, modern CBS, just remodeled, great view, dock, 35' marina slip, landing rights, completely furnished $910,000. By Owner:561-746-3337 or 242-367-5432 signal33@bellsouth.net Now Selling! Carleton Landing, Treasure Cay’s newest luxury homes. Docks and garages avaialbe. BUY NOW at pre-construction prices. Sweetings Tract $55,000. serious inquiries only. Call 242-424-1358 Turtle Rocks 40 acres $8000 per acre. 910686-9612 30 percent of all physically abused children sustain permanent injury, 4 percent will die from abuse each year and some researchers estimate that 50 percent of all children who are hospitalized for child abuse on any one day will be dead within a year if no intervention is done. The psychological effects of abuse and neglect can last a lifetime. Behavior problems often develop after abuse, including violence and juvenile crime. Children who are sexually abused may demonstrate abnormal behaviour such as public masturbation or public display of their genitals. Longterm effects may include depression, low self-esteem and sexual problems, such as avoidance of sexual contact, confusion about sexuality, or involvement in prostitution. Neglected and abused children suffer hurt in their bodies, their minds, their emotions and their spirits. The physical hurt to their body can mend and heal but the hurt to their minds is far-reaching. This is a subject that is near and dear to my heart, not because I was a victim of child abuse but because many of my friends and family were. I am also a mother of two young children who depend on me to love, protect, nurture and care for them. Wake up Abaco, we have been asleep for far too long. We can no longer turn a “blind eye” and pretend this does not hapAbuseFrom Page 34 pen in our small, “tightly knit” communities or shrug our shoulders and say that it is not our responsibility. Child abuse is everyone’s responsibility. The health and safety of our children is everyone’s responsibility. Please help to ensure healthy and safe children in our community by taking action as an individual, group or business.V V V V V ie ie ie ie ie wpoint wpoint wpoint wpoint wpoint Child Abuse Is Our Responsibility Recycle Aluminum CansBins Located at Abaco Shopping Centre & Sea Star Car Rental

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Page 38 The Abaconian May 15, 2004 also active in other ways in the community. This, however, does not diminish by one jot, the help that was rendered to us when we most needed it. So to those who don’t see their names in this letter, please forgive me and know that your help was and is greatly appreciated. I am a firm believer in the adage that goes thus, “What goes around, comes around,” and I only hope that I can repay these people some way some day. Hopefully, not under the same circumstances though. It also needs to be pointed out that electricity stayed on almost throughout the entire time. On Sunday, two days into the fire, it did finally go off due to damage to some of the poles that bear the high tension lines between Marsh Harbour and Bahama Palm Shores. This was around nine o’clock Sunday morning, and by six o’clock Sunday afLettersFrom Page 9 ternoon, the power was back on! I am told that BEC had to replace three poles. Knowing the logistics of this job, I would say that BEC did an outstanding job. So, all in all, what could have been a destructive occurrence in our lives in Bahama Palm Shores was averted due to the grace of God, I am convinced, and largely to the fact that we got by with a little help from our friends. I’m sorry, I meant to say with a great deal of help from our friends. Some of them we don’t even know. Sincerely, William (Billy) RobertsFire Department Receives Donation Bahamas First Insurance Company made a generous donation to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. CHief Fire Officer John Hall accepted the check from GInnie Sawyer of Bahamas First Insurance Company and Abaco Insurance Company.Support Citizens Against Crime

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May 15, 2004 The Abaconian Page 39 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. 93 Merc. Capri Convertible Sports Car. Quiet engine, very low mileage. New top. Excellent condition. Call 242-352-7420 Dock Ladder “steps.” For more info, contact Sam Albury at 365-6058 or 477-5944 1997 200 PH Yamaha outboard, salt water model, on Abaco, low hours. DUTY PAID. $2000 OBO Call 561-715-6603 18,000 BYU wall air conditioner, two years old, business required a larger unit. $300 Call 367-3202 Brand new electric drer still in box. Call 3660347 Kemp’s Private Maid Service is now taking applications from private home owners and all businesses. Call 554-9905 and ask for Teresa. Bus Driver Needed Must have a valid service driver’s license, be able to operate a standard shift vehicle and be between the ages of 25 and 45. Interested persons please call 375-8098 13 KW Lister diesel electric generating set. Low hours since major overhaul. Asking $5800 Ph. 357-6772 COMMERCIAL SERVICES JOB OPPORTUNITIES BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SERVICES Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 SUPPLY DEPOTHotel, Restaurant & Commercial Supplies Over 1000 Items in Stock Blue Warehouse on S.C. Bootle Hwy. Ph:/Fax: (242) 367-2128 Abaco Electric Motor & Generator RepairsWe guarantee service, price & your satisfactionRewind, Rebuild, Repair HP 200 HP All Types of Electric Motors Electric Pumps, Generators, Power Tools Air Compressor Repairs Sonith Lockhart • 367-3273 Forest Drive, Dundas Town Island Phar Island Phar Island Phar Island Phar Island Phar macy macy macy macy macyPrescriptions • Testing Beauty Supplies • Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 9 am 6:30 pm Sundays 10 am 4 pm Ph/Fax 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. VEHICLES FOR SALE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsDon MacKay Blvd. near Airport Phone 367-2431 • Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 • Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs SUNSHINE TRUCKINGFor all your trucking needs Authorized Trained Dealer for TyrFil The World’s Foremost DeflationProof Tire SystemCall Now 367-4061 Fax 3668 For Industrial, Off-the-Road, Golf Cart, Wheelbarrow, Motorcycle, Car & Truck Tires MERCHANDISE FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALEAWS Abacom Wireless SystemCoconut TelegraphsDiesel Mechanic • Wireless Internet Provider Mechanical/Electrical and Minor Boat Repairs Rohan SpicerP.O. Box AB 20078, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Mobile: 242-554-8188 • Work: 242-367-3760 E-mail: bigboyzhome@hotmail.com________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantFinancial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Specializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207Two 2003 SeaDoo GTI LE Waverunners. Brand new, never used, still in crates. Duty already paid. $7,500 each or $14,000 both. Can be seen in Marsh Harbour. (413) 467-1057 22 Aquasport, 175 HP Johnson, w/ Bimini top. Call 365-6052 or 559-8351 23’ Seacraft Sportfish 225 Merc, view at Lighthouse Marina $18,500 OBO Call 367-3596 33 ft. Chris Craft 1974, partially renovated, very roomy, good fishing boat. $16,000 or best offer. Call Grant @359-6208 for info 38' Gulfstar MotorYacht 1983 DUTY PAID, Major refit & repowered 1995. S/130 DSL Well maintained. $62,500 312-287-6524 or wagnercaesar@aol.com 56’ Shrimp Trawler. Four new 500-gal fiber glassed steel fuel tanks (two in engine room/ two in lazarette). One 350-gal stainless steel tank in lazarette for drinking water. Alarm system on all 3 engines. Computer driven “global positioning system.” One 10-KW 110/ 220-Volt Kubota diesel power plant, less than 2 years old. Four almost new 45’ spectra trawl nets. Stainless steel trawl cable. Two recently installed cort nozzles. Two 2:1 reduction gears. Shallow Draft. $71,000 Contact Jack Dant @ 912-832-5153 COMMERCIAL SERVICES NOTICESomeone on Abaco borrowed Patrick Bethel’s copy of the Wyannie Malone Genealogy and to date has not returned it. He believes it is an oversight and is asking the borrower t call him or drop the book by Marco. He is most anxious to get this special book back. Earth Day was celebrated on Abaco on April 30. Schools competed in several areas. The winners are listed here. Song Competition Kindergarten – Grade 2 1st Place – Aaron Albury Man-O-War 2nd Place – Kyle Hoard Man-O-War Grade 3 – Grade 6 1st Place – Amy Roberts All Age School Grade 7 – Grade 9 1st Place – Kimberly Murray S.C. Bootle 2nd Place – Edrico Armbrister 3rd Place – Clayshan Brown Grade 10 – Grade 12 1st Place – Emmise Williams and Tarqueya Thompson S.C. Bootle 2nd Place – Valentino McIntosh Art-Poster Competition Kindergarten – Grade 2 1st Place – Aaron Albury Man-O-War 2nd Place–Natanya Sweeting Hope Town 3rd Place – Andrea Risberg Hope Town Grade 3 – Grade 6 1st Place–Stephanie Sweeting Hope Town 2nd Place – Noah Albury Hope Town 3rd Place – Maria Etienne Hope Town Grade 7 – Grade 9 1st Place – Phylicia Smith S.C. Bootle 2nd PlaceDiana Mills S.C. Bootle 3rd Place–Kelsi Farrington Forest Heights Grade 10 – Grade 12 1st Place – Cyndi Conidor S.C. Bootle 2nd Place–Rayallen Frederick S.C. Bootle 3rd Place – Kettlyne Durosca S.C. Bootle Display Competition Primary Division – Central Abaco Pri. Junior Division Forest Heights Academy Senior Division S.C. Bootle High and I could sense that he was thinking about the past. Fifty-two years of building boats had taught him a lot. Like his father before him, he had raised a family building boats, and now his sons were raising theirs. For a few minutes Willard talked about the forthcoming changes, and I could tell it was difficult for him to accept as he silently continued to inspect the mold. Interrupting his train of thought, I asked, “Have you written any of this down?” and “Do you have blueprints for your boats?” His response was the most telling of everything spoken that afternoon. “No, I expect that if you want to learn more, you’ll have to go to www.alburybrothers.com.” Bahamians are making the adjustment, be it for better or worse. It was refreshing to have shared in Willard’s warm and personal perspective of the changes he is experiencing. There are many more with similar stories, and being permitted to share in those special moments is what makes our journeys to The Bahamas as memorable as they have become. CraftsmanFrom Page 28Earth Day Winners Are AnnouncedVaccinations Are ImportantVaccination Week was observed the end of April by The Bahamas and 34 other countries in the Americas. The Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health, emphasized that parents need to take responsibility for their children’s immunizations. Immunization protects families against diseases such as measles, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, polio, hepatitis and tetanus. The way to protect children is by having them immunized. Immunizations are safe and the benefits outweigh some minor side effects. The cost is minimal compared to the cost of care if the child has complications from some of these diseases. Severe complications can even lead to death. It is critical to have children in The Bahamas immunized because exposure to so many tourists coming from all parts of the world increases the risk of contracting these diseases. The medical profession urges you see your doctor or visit a government clinic where immunizations are free.

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