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Abaconian ( 11-01-2006 )

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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 21, NOVEMBER 1st, 2006 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 Grouper Ban Is ExtendedGrouper Season Will Be Closed December 1, 2006, to February 28, 2007The Hon. Leslie Miller, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, has announced that the Nassau grouper ban will be extended by one month. In an effort to limit fishing pressure on the Nassau grouper, the taking, the landing, the possessing, the selling or offering for sale or the purchasing of the Nassau grouper will be prohibited throughout The Bahamas during the period of 1 December 2006 through 28 February 2007, he said. Mr. Miller feels that this ban is necessary to allow the grouper to recover. His department saw it necessary to extend this years ban because of the declining grouper stocks in the country. Since its inception the Nassau grouper ban has generally lasted only two months, but this year officials have lengthened the period to three and in some areas four months. Mr. Miller added that in the High Cay, Andros area, where large concentrations of Nassau grouper are known to spawn, the ban will be extended by two months and will be from 1 November 2006 through 28 February 2007. If The Bahamas is to continue to have sustainable fishery for the Nassau grouper, it is imperative that steps continue to be taken to control fishing efforts during the period Please see Grouper Ban Page 2 The Guana Freight II rolled over on its side in heavy seas on its way from Marsh Harbour to Bakers Bay on Guana Cay. The captain, Armando Gracia, and crew members, Yvnel and John Nonhomme, escaped from the pilot house and were soon rescued by a passing boat. A barge with a crane of American Bridge Company arrived on the site and was able to raise the overturned barge within a few hours. The barge, belonging to Mitchie and Melena Altamura of Guana Freight Service, was carrying a load of 8000 gallons of fresh water to the cay. The boat sank on October 24 but Mr. Altamura worked on the boat and had it back in service within a couple of days. Photo supplied by Mark C. Spear. ASP Miller, Abacos Police Chief, opened the evenings presentation on crime awareness and prevention by noting Abacos high level of economic activity, our construction boom, tourism presence and large second homeowner base. A byproduct of this success is the criminal element which feeds on economic activity and often hides in our growing labour force. Two senior police women from Nassau with extensive experience in businessrelated crimes came to alert the business community to various criminal scams and robbery methods. Held in collaboration with the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, the guest presenters gave insights to various robbery methods encountered and more sophisticated non-violent scams using counterfeit bills The Legend, a new freight boat belonging to Deans Shipping Company Ltd., arrived on its maiden trip to Marsh Harbour on October 28. It is a steel-hulled, custom-built boat, 180 feet by 38 feet and draws eight and a half feet fully loaded. It is registered for 500 tons of freight. It can hold 24 20-foot containers on deck and 150 pallets secured in the hold below the main deck. It requires a crew of eight and is licensed by the Coast Guard for 12 passengers on international trips. The trip between West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour is about 17 hours. On this first voyage from Florida, Capt. Ernest Dean accompanied the US captain who delivered it. The Legend was built in Bayou la Batre, Alabama, and is for carrying freight from the US to Green Turtle Cay, Marsh Harbou r and Eleuthera. Capt. Dean is hoping to make two trips weekly to West Palm Beach, one trip to Abaco and the other to Eleuthera. The boat is a bow loader that can be loaded by a tractor trailer or forklift. The Dean family of Sandy Point has a long history of outstanding captians and freight boats. Capt Dean also owns the The Legacy, Abacos mailboat that provides weekly service between Abaco and Nassau. New Freight Boat ArrivesGuana Barge Is Raised after Capsizing Police Alert Businessmen of Criminal WaysThe Royal Bahamas Police Force hosted by the Abaco Chamber of Commerce warned the business community of the various criminal scams and robbery methods. The group was particularly interested the counterfeit money and credit cards the police had and the waysof identifying them. Shown is Police Imsp. Sandra Miller. Please see Police Meeting Page 4

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Page 2 The Abaconian November 1, 2006 For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices Serving World Famous Grilled Food and Cocktails Located in Marsh Harbour on the water OPEN 7 days 11AM until DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS!!!Tel (242) 367-2278VHF 16 SnappasFor Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Priceswhen the species is most vulnerable, he said. His Ministry will be enforcing new strategies this year to ensure the ban is being followed. Around the world tropical marine species such as groupers are being over fished, causing devastating consequences to coral reefs. Preventing these harmful effects requires management measures based on the best available information about these stocks, and the causes and consequences of over fishing them. The Nassau grouper, a large predatory fish inhabiting coral reefs throughout the entire Caribbean area, is among the most important fish species on coral reefs. In addition to being important predators on coral reefs, they were also one of the most important fishery species in the region. Over fishing in much of the area has driven Nassau grouper stocks below sustainable levels and has eliminated them from much of their historic range. Nassau grouper are currently protected in some areas and are a candidate species for listing under the Endangered Species Act. Much research is being done on the Nassau grouper where these fish are still fairly common including The Bahamas. Much of this research focuses on large spawning aggregations where thousands of Nassau grouper gather each year during winter full moons. This stage in the life cycle of the Nassau grouper is particularly important to understand since the entire annual reproduction for a region is concentrated at a few particular spots where aggregations occur for only a few days each year. Fishermen know where these spawning aggregations occur and in some instances entire stocks have been wiped out due to intense fishing. Stocks may take several decades to recover from such intense exploitation.No Grouper Fishing Will Be Allowed for Three Months Grouper BanFrom Page 1 One of the methods of studying the grouper is to capture and tag fish and follow them through ultrasonic telemetry. This has shown that fish may migrate over 100 miles to spawning aggregations and may spend only a few days at these aggregations. This shows the importance of sustaining spawning aggregations for protecting stocks throughout an entire region. A comparison of the characteristics of fish at spawning aggregations to characteristics of fish at the same spawning aggregations over 10 years ago indicates that even moderate fishing pressure on spawning aggregations over a decade may have a large effect on fish stocks, reducing the number of fish at spawning aggregations, reducing the size of fish at spawning aggregations, and changing the ratio of males to females at the aggregations. BAHAMAS ADDRESS BAHAMAS ADDRESS BAHAMAS ADDRESS BAHAMAS ADDRESS BAHAMAS ADDRESS P.O. 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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 f 242.366.0164 Jane Patterson t 242.366.0035 c 242.375.8117 Laurie Schreiner t. 242.367.5046 h. 242.366.3143 c: 242.359.6216 Stan Sawyer t 242.365.8198 c 242.477.5821BB BB B AHAMA PAHAMA P AHAMA PAHAMA P AHAMA P ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES SECTION THREE Block 14, Lot 20 $40,000. Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 TILLTILL TILLTILL TILL OO OO O O CAO CA O CAO CA O CA YY YY Y TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION #1836 Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $150,000. OCEANFRONT LOT #3120 Docking on the Sea of Abaco Spectacular Sunrise! 100x190. $248,000. Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 LL LL L UBBERS QUBBERS Q UBBERS QUBBERS Q UBBERS Q UU UU U ARAR ARAR AR TERSTERS TERSTERS TERS INTERIOR LOTS from $52,500. Lot 20 AOC #3164 Waterfront. $365,000. BEACHFRONT LOT #3357North end of Lubbers. 208 feet of beachfront, over 1 acre. $399,900. Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD DORROS COVE #3448 $225,000 Kerry Sullivan 242,366,0163 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD LUBBERS QUARTERS Lot 17 AOC #3346 #215,000. Laurie Schriner 242.366.3143 BAHAMA PALM SHORES #2853 TRANQUIL BREEZESBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT 4 bed, 4 bath home on 1 acre+ with 100 feet of sandy beach. Solid CBS construction. Price Reduced. $995,000.LaurieSchreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3126 RUSSELL TRACT109 109 109 109 109 FTFT FTFT FT.. .. ONON ONON ON THETHE THETHE THE S S S S SEAEA EAEA EA OFOF OFOF OF AA AA ABB BB B AA AA A COCO COCO CO total area 39,190 sq.ft. Good elevation. Build your dream house with private dock. $750,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3317 HONEYMOON VILLAII II INN NN N THETHE THETHE THE VV VV VILLAILLA ILLAILLA ILLA GEGE GEGE GE OFOF OFOF OF H H H H HOPEOPE OPEOPE OPE TT TT TOO OO O WNWN WNWN WN, 2 bed 2 bath, 50 paces from sandy beach, rents 35 weeks per year. $685,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2893 BORN AGAINSS SS SEAEA EAEA EA OF OF OF OF OF AA AA ABB BB B AA AA A COCO COCO CO in Lucayos, 2,076 sq. ft. excellent elevation, 3 bed 3 bath with apartment, shared dock. $1,175,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2681 RUDYS PLACETT TT TURNKEYURNKEY URNKEYURNKEY URNKEY B B B B BARAR ARAR AR ANDAND ANDAND AND R R R R RESTEST ESTEST EST AA AA A URANTURANT URANTURANT URANT or renovate into single or multi-family dwelling. Great investment. $ $ $ $ $ 375,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2989 ELBOW ROOM110 110 110 110 110 FTFT FTFT FT.. .. ONON ONON ON THETHE THETHE THE OCEANOCEAN OCEANOCEAN OCEAN, deeded dock slip in Marnies Landing, three master suites, swimming pool, absolutely turn key. $1,875,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2509 GAZEBO VILLASTT TT TWW WW W OO OO O H H H H HARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT VV VV VILLASILLAS ILLASILLAS ILLAS, each with 2 bed 2 bath, close to sandy beach, excellent rental history. Both for $1,590,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2649 SILVER PLUMECC CC CHARMINGHARMING HARMINGHARMING HARMING 2 bed, 2 bath home with cozy pine interior and tiled floor. Dock and beach access steps away. $800,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l WHITE SOUND #3450WW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT elevated 3.1 acres just south of Sea Spray with 100 feet on the Sea of Abaco. $1,600,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2638 WINDOVERGG GG GORGEOUSORGEOUS ORGEOUSORGEOUS ORGEOUS S S S S SEAEA EAEA EA VV VV VIEWSIEWS IEWSIEWS IEWS with tranquil gardens, immaculately kept 3 bed, 2.5 bath home, close to bea ches and dock. $975,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.comwww.SIRbahamas.com CC CC CONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ININ ININ IN S S S S SECTIONECTION ECTIONECTION ECTION B B B B B ,, ,, P P P P PAA AA A GEGE GEGE GE 3 3 3 3 311-01-06 GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208 TURTLES NESTHH HH HARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT estate, cottage, dock, pool, 2.7 acres. $3,800,000. HH HH HARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT 2 bed 2 bath, 100 ft. dock permit. $950,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.comELBELB ELBELB ELB OO OO O W CAW CA W CAW CA W CA YY YY Y l l l l l HOPE THOPE T HOPE THOPE T HOPE T OO OO O WNWN WNWN WN BIG POINT #2969 acre beachfront property with 90 ft. beach, 1 mile south of town. US$595,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 NORTH END BEACHFRONT LOT #2279 120 ft. of pink sand. Build your dream home! $675,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED .WHITE SOUND #2866 Oceanfront lot steps from the public dock and beach. $495,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 WHITE SOUND #3312 Two beachfront lots with 120 ft. on the ocean. Deeded dock access. $800,000. Contact Jane Patterson 242.366.0569 BIG POINT LOT 19 #3574 $150,000. Contact Jane Patterson 242.366.0569 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2813 BLUE HORIZONBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT on pink powder sand close to Hope Town village, 4 bed 2 bath, attached garage. $1,500,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3607 COZY CORNERWW WW WOODEDOODED OODEDOODED OODED R R R R RETREAETREA ETREAETREA ETREA TT TT T in Big Hill subdivision, 3 bed 2 bath with pool and A/C. Nicely landscaped. $800,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3376 COCONUT COTTAGEOO OO OCEANCEAN CEANCEAN CEAN VV VV VIEWIEW IEWIEW IEW on Breezy Hill, 4 bed 3 bath with guest cottage, excellent elevation, close to sandy beach. $635,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com LUBBERS QUARTERS #1851 FLIP FLOPSBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT Very private beach house on 1.19 acres of lush, tropical foilage, sleeps 4 with private dock and beach. $499,900.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.comELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3317 AUNT PATS BAYPP PP PANORAMIC ANORAMIC ANORAMIC ANORAMIC ANORAMIC WW WW WAA AA A TERTER TERTER TER VV VV VIEWSIEWS IEWSIEWS IEWS, deeded dock slip in White Sound Harbour, 1/3 acre building site. $498,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED

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Page 4 The Abaconian November 1, 2006 Abaco Hardware25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF25% OFFSELECTED APPLIANCES SELECTED GRILLS25% OFFSELECTED25% OFF25% OFFSELECTED TOWELS & SELECTED POWER TOOLSDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, Abaco25% OFF25% OFF25% OFFPaint Up for Xmas Paint Up for XmasSELECTED PAINTS SELECTED PAINTSTel : 367-217025%25% OFF XMAS STOCK XMAS STOCKNow arriving!!!! Now arriving!!!! SELECTED ITEMS SELECTED ITEMSCome and Celebrate with us Originals byLou Lihou Anne Ray Malcolm Rae William Johnson Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody Photography by TuppyLocal ArtistsBeth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Lori Thompson Dion Lewis Colyn ReesLocated Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourTel: 367.0579GALLERYOriginal Art lPrints lFramingBlue Sky or counterfeit credit cards. A formal screen presentation was made by ASP Elaine Sands from Nassau giving burglary statistics and showing the crude but effective destructive methods burglars use to gain entry. Simple entry through unlocked doors and windows can be thwarted by more diligence on the part of the business owner of home owner. Protection against those willing to smash doors, windows and even walls is more challenging. Short of building a fortress, alarms, surveillance cameras and other devices can be employed to alert police, a security company or the owners of intruders. Insp. Sandra Miller emphasized the benefits of good exterior lighting and lines of sight since thieves and burglars do not like to operate under conditions of high visibility. Shop windows should not be obstructed with posters and notices that prevent the public from seeing inside. Surveillance videos of two robberies underway were shown. After the formal presentation, Ms. Miller drew a crowd wanting more information on the counterfeit items. An ultraviolet light and hand magnifying lenses were on hand to assist in determining which were real and which were fake. Judging from the attendees reaction, this was the highlight of the evening. On display were real and counterfeit bills, both Bahamian and U.S. along with real and fake credit cards. The real bills and credit cards contain special inks that fluorescence or shine brightly under the ultraviolet light. Real bills and credit cards contain microscopic lettering easily visible with the aid of a magnifying lens. A further check on credit cards is to compare the credit card number printed on the customer receipt with the number on the card. The number will match for real cards but not match for counterfeit cards. Real cards that have been stolen require diligence when the card is swiped atOpen Monday thru Saturday Breakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Music Wednesday and Friday Nights Satellite Sports TV Ice for Sale Restaurant & Bar On the Hope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16Specializing in Bahamian Foodsthe point of purchase and the issuing card company is contacted. Mr. Miller of the Abaco District pointed out that even congenial and helpful service people in your house may unwittingly pass information to others who then target your house or business for an attack. Employers were urged to carefully check the background of their employees. This holds for persons working as store clerks as well as those in the construction and service sectors. About 100 persons from the business sector attended the evening event hosted by the Abaco Chamber of Commerce and the Abaco Police Department. The presentation was made on October 26 at the Abaco Beach Hotel. Refreshments were served at the conclusion as those in attendance mingled with Police and Chamber of Commerce directors. Police Meeting From Page 1 Businessmen Learn About Criminal MethodsA magnifying glass shows up the differences between counterfeit bills and credit cards This interested the people attending a meeting that the Police Department held to educate the businss community about frauduent documents.POT SETSLINENS AND COOLERS

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Page 6 The Abaconian November 1, 2006 Beautify Your Home & Garden With.... Locally Grown Sod Orchids Rose Bushes Flowering Shrubs Silk Flowers Baskets Beautiful Gift Items Pets & Garden Supplies MondayFriday : 9-5 Saturday: 9-3 Ph (242) 367-2674 Fax (242) 367-4755 Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour AirportAirport AirportAirport Airport Check out our large selection of fine wines & spirits in downtown Marsh Harbour... conveniently close to the water front. Check out our large selection of fine wines & spirits in downtown Marsh Harbour ... conveniently close to the water front.Queen Elizabeth Dr. Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure CayOPEN MONDAY SATURDAY : 9AM 6PMPh : (242) 367-2180 / Fax : (242) 367-5241By Portia Jonsson The Hon. V. Alfred Gray, Minister of Local Government and Consumer Affairs, along with the the Hon. Alfred Sears, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, were on Abaco to celebrate with Abaco Central High School its second Annual World Food Day on October 20th. Mr. Gray told students that World Food Day commemorates the importance of food to our very existence. Farmers, he said, are more important to our existence than doctors and lawyers, and we cannot ignore how imperative it is for some of us becoming farmers. He advised that The Bahamas spends $500 million every year importing food to feed Bahamians. Farming demands the best minds, and he challenged the students to not only look to law and medicine but to farming. It may be hard work but necessary if our country is to remain strong. Telling the students that they are more advanced than many of the other students because they speak more than one language, Mr. Sears said he expects them to use their assets. The seed planted by farmers, he said, begins a process resulting in a flourishing agriculture, which generates money to build schools and roads in our country. He stressed the need to cultivate in our schools the ability to feed ourselves and visitors and keep 80 percent of every dollar in our country. He recognized the need to provide the technical skills within our schools on how to farm and manage an agri-business. In closing he told parents to become involved in the school and claim it because they are partners in education. World Food Day is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed year-round action to alleviate hunger. The theme chosen this year was Investing in Agriculture for Food Safety so that the whole world will profit. The The Hon. Alfred Sears, Minister of Education, chatted with students and teachers from several schools that combined to commemorate World Food Day. The event included presentations by students and talks by the two ministers in attendance.World Food Day Brought Two Ministersaim is to highlight the role of investment in agriculture both public and private. Today, agriculture has contributed to human civilization by improving nutrition and living standards. It has ensured the production and distribution of agricultural, fishery and forestry products and enough food to feed everyone on this planet. Two Cabinet ministers attended the program organized by Mr. Kendris Hield, the new principal of Abaco Central High School. The Hon. Alfred Sears, far right, and next to him the Hon. V. Alfred Gray both spoke to the students. Mr. Heild has already made many changes on the campus and has plans for many more. He is shown here on the left with teacher, Mrs. Martha Smith. Support the Cancer SocietyDonate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop Call 367-3744 for info

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 THE OUTBOARD SHOPMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 E-mail: theoutboardshop@abacoinet.com THE OUTBOARD SHOPMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 E-mail: theoutboardshop@abacoinet.comAuthorized Distributor Now In Stock Available Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Dolphin MarineGreen Turtle Cay242.365.4262 Island MarineParrot Cay242.366.0282 Roberts MarineGreen Turtle Cay242.365.4249 Sea Horse MarineHope Town242.365.0023 Fishermans MarineLong Island242.337.6226 Minns WatersportsExuma242.336.2604 O.B.S. MarineFreeport242.352.9246 Up to three year warranty Extensive parts inventory Factory trained mechanics Restaurant & BarINNOVATIVE ISLAND CUISINE Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner OPEN 7 DAYS curlytails@batelnet.bs Conch Inn Marsh Harbour, Abaco ph (242) 367 4444 TUESDAY Dinner Music by Garnell WEDNESDAY Happy Hour 6 7:30pm THURSDAY Live Music with Jammin Jan SATURDAY Ladies Night, 2 for 1 drinks SUNDAY Jazz NightDaily Lunch & Dinner Specials VHF 16 Senior Citizens Are Treated to Lunch and a MovieBy Samantha V. Evans Senior citizens now have a better feel that their community cares about them with 40 older persons from Central Abaco being treated to a movie and a luncheon to kick start Older Persons Month, being celebrated in the month of October. On October 12th, in conjunction with the Department of Social Services, the elderly persons were treated to the movie The Last Flight Out which they all seemed to love, and lunch at Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town. The theme for this year was Improving the Quality of Life for Older Persons. Chief Welfare Officer for Abaco, Salamie Gibson, and her team along with the Friendship Tabernacle Team catered to the group, and Mrs. Gibson said they were pleased in giving back to persons who gave them so much. It gave the elderly persons a chance to mingle and socialize with others their age. The Older Persons Month was launched at a press conference at Radio Abaco.Students Visit Shut-insBy Samantha V. Evans Five students from Central Abaco Primary fifth grade class accompanied Ms. Salomie Gibson and her team of Social Workers to distribute fruit baskets to seniors who are shut-ins living in Murphy Town and Dundas Town. The purpose of the walkabouts was to bring cheer to the lives of seniors. The team visited 35 persons along the way accompanied by the counselor for the primary school, Ms. Samantha V. Evans. Some of the homes visited were Mrs. Inez Gaitor, Brennen Davis, Mrs. Joyce Smith, Muriel Curry, and Lauren Farrington. Students read to the seniors from the book of Psalms. A few had their favorite Psalm while Ms. Evans selected Psalms for others. The students read beautifully and sang the hymn This Is the Day. Mrs. Smith told the students to be respectful, have good behavior and good manners at all times. She told them to always respect their elders and themselves. Once they do, she said, all of the people will be able to speak well about them. Mrs. Curry told them to keep up the good work and to let nothing separate them from the love of God. The students to go on this field trip were Rebecca Strachan, Valesha Johnson, Vindedgy Michel, Conrad Cornish and Tercel Reckley.Senior Citizens Are HonouredThe month of October was Senior Citizens Month and they were hosted at several events Senior citizens of Central Abaco were treated to a lunch served at Friendship Tabernacle on October 12. This was organized by the Social Services office.

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Page 8 The Abaconian November 1, 2006 Dave RalphLetters to the EditorThe Editor Says Congratulations to FriendsThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Graphic Artist: Kelli-Ann Sands Reporters/Writers: Samantha Evans, Portia Jonsson, Mirella Santillo, Vernique Russell Contributors: Candace Key Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates (U.S. address) 990 Old Dixie Hwy #14 Lake Park, FL 334037,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface A Shadowy Affair!Dear Editor, I am utterly nauseated by the continued receipt of barely coherent email updates from one Kermit Waters, the supposed operator of the rusted out hulk of a drilling barge which continues to pollute our beautiful reef and local seascape! To seriously believe that this man has any intention of removing this wreck from our shores is nothing but a joke! He says he has bought a tug in Maine for $50,000, and that he is proceeding to Marsh Harbour to complete the salvage. Apart from the fact that you can hardly buy a Mako with a used outboard for this price, let alone an ocean going tug, he then wants us to believe that he has suffered en route disasters that have delayed his vessels arrival. The latest absurd communication suggested that his generator broke down, and he is waiting Coast Guard approval to proceed. I am sure the US Coast Guard has had no communication with this man, or his vessel, and seriously doubt it even exists. Winter weather will be the next excuse, no doubt. Enough, Enough! It is high time that the Government, that made the grave error of licensing this rusty hulk to operate here in the first place, do what governments are elected to do and start to protect the people and the environment of the Bahamas. It is time for this Bahamian Government to stop cowering, and well past time when they should have taken action to bring to an end this inexcusable farce. In most other countries, the salvage would have been completed, and the errant operator put behind bars! Why not here? James P-BThanks for Being HelpfulTo the Editor, We vacationed recently in the Marsh Harbour area on September 19-September 28 with our son and daughter-in-law (married a year and celebrating their first anniversary). This was their first big vacation. This letter is to send a kudo to Jasmine (CSR for Northwest Airlines) for being so helpful in retrieving our lost luggage, working past her shift to find it for us. Thanks so much. I am a retiree from another airline so we appreciate her not giving up until we received our articles. Second, we send a heartfelt thanks to Taxi Joe Sawyer. He helped us out so much in making our vacation as great as possible. We were not pleased with our accommodations and he took the time to make phone calls and picked up and delivered our luggage from the airport. He always had a smile and quick handshake! Along with that he had a lot of patience waiting for us while shopping almost every day. Our stay was better because of him and we hope to return to his smiling face. He is the BEST! Thanks to all. Don and Cheryl LaserAbaco Needs Baseball FacilitiesMinistry of Youth and Sport The Hon. Neville Wisdom Dear Sir, I had the distinct honor of participating in a baseball tournament that was held in Nassau and sponsored by the Freedom Farm Junior League Baseball Association. Six islands were represented and several age categories featured, beginning with T-Ball and ending with the boys under 20 age group. It was a pleasure watching the boys in their pretty uniforms as they did their warm-ups and waited for the umpire to say play ball. The competition lasted four days and I was surprised by the huge support of parents and other baseball enthusiasts. To make a long story short, the event was a big success, and next years tournament I believe will be even bigger. What troubled me a few days later as I reflected on the tournament and the wonderful work that Greg Burrows is doing with the help of his association was the conspicuous absence of Abaco. Although there were six or more age groups in the tournament, Abaco competed in the boys 14 and 15 years category only and with a very small team made up of boys from Treasure Cay, Black Wood and Coopers Town. On the other hand, Bimini, Inagua, Spanish Wells and Grand Bahama had large followings, complete with managers, coaches, team leaders and chaperones. It was clear to me that most of these islands had well established programmes. Furthermore, I noticed that all of the teams were well equipped with bats, balls, gloves, catchers outfits and all the paraphernalia befitting a baseball team. My experience at that tournament was eye opening to say the least. I learned that most of these islands have well manicured baseball diamonds as well. They are not shoddy, haphazard structures but are well designed and perhaps can rival any baseball field anywhere in our hemisphere. I can truly say that I felt proud to be a Bahamian when I looked at the positive strides that we have made in such a short period of time. It is a fitting testament to what can be achieved when a community unites behind a common cause. 1 would be remiss if I did not tip my hat to all the junior league baseball associations throughout the Bahamas, but a special commendation is extended to the associations in Freeport, Nassau and Spanish Wells. Although we have come a long way, there is still some distance to go. Abaco, for example, is the fastest growing island at this point and time in our history. There is hardly a decent softball field on the island let alone a baseball diamond. Perhaps the time is right for serious consideration to be given to the construction of a junior league baseball park. The benefits to Marsh Harbour and the surrounding communities are quite obvious; parents can accompany their young boys from five to 16 years old, any day of the week, to a healthy and safe environment and Abaco will be in a position to host naPlease see Letters Page 23 In previous issues of The Abaconian, our readers may have noticed articles about reef balls not a party but hollow cement balls which are transformed into artificial but real reefs. We would like to complement Friends of the Environment for reaching out with this and other projects to school students not just the students in nearby schools but all the schools on Abaco. This project, undertaken by Friends is accomplishing two desirable goals. Their first goal is to expand Mermaid Reef off the shore of Pelican Shores in Marsh Harbour. This small but very popular live reef is visited by hundreds of people every month. It is easily accessible by our visitors by boat and is conveniently accessed by land and a short swim. It is only a small reef and could easily be overwhelmed by the human activity that is constantly visiting it. By choosing this site for enlarging the reef, Friends is ensuring that Mermaid Reef continues to be there. The site is ideal for this initial effort as it is close to shore where a pickup truck can carry and leave the cement balls. Although they are portable, it will take two to four strong persons to move them. Once at the beach and in the water, they can be attached to floats and be easily moved to their final destination. The balls have a broad flat bottom and are quite stable on the sea bed. They are made in two sizes with the larger being about 30 inches in diameter. The balls are formed with many holes, tunnels, hollows and shelves for fish and other sea life to seek shelter. Friends anticipates placing 100 reef balls at the Mermaid site to form one or more trails radiating from the original reef. With the experience gained from this initial project, they expect to expand the ball placement to many other locations. It is during the transition at the beach from land to water that live coral is attached as some species cannot be out of the water more than a few seconds. The coral transplants are quite small and are bits and pieces found on offshore reefs damaged by storms or manmade activities. Some pieces are apt to come from damage caused by the barge on the reef between Hope Town and Man-0-War Cay. Several coral transplants will be fastened to each ball, and it is expected that in four to six years the balls will be covered with new growth. The other goal is to educate our students about reefs. Students from every school on Abaco are involved with making these balls, taking part in placing them at the reef and monitoring the growth of the coral and the proliferation of sea life. The balls will be identified as to the sponsoring school so the students can swim out from shore and track the marine growth on their ball. We feel that this is one of the most innovative ways to preserve our reefs and at the same time involve our youth in a project that they can monitor for years to come. As they follow the progress of their ball for several years, it will be their baby, and they will become junior reef wardens of sorts. We expect that with exposure the concept will be replicated on other Family Islands. Friends ongoing wetlands expansion and fish tagging project is another handson program for students, giving them experience in the importance of tidal wetlands as fish hatcheries. Education through actual experience is so much more effective than pure classroom instruction. Making reef balls is a hands-on project that students enthusiastically embrace. They are involved with the entire process and will be able to monitor the hollow reef structures as coral growth develops and fish and other sea life inhabit all the crevices and hiding places within.What a wonderful way to learn to appreciate sea life!

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #14, Lake Park, FL 33403 or: P.O. Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribeReceiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed on issues such as: Resort & hotel development Improvements to roads, airport, docks, schools, etc. Phone and electric company changes Fishing, boating & sporting activities Immigration, taxes or duty changes Changes to laws and regulations Community events New business ventures Changes in airline service Actions by local government SPECIALSLCD Flat TVs 15, 20, 27, 37starting at $525.00Fridges starting at $442.85Washers starting at $535.00 Sharp Mini System $386.00 Reg. $285.00SAVE $100.00SALE Think Youre King of the Hill?Hope Town will present its 8th Annual Big Hill Boxcar Derby on November 25. This event is sponsored by Cracker Ps and Sea Horse Boat Rentals. They invite racers for Junior and Senior categories. Speed and slalom races will begin at noon. Trophies and prizes will be presented. Refreshments and t-shirts will be for sale. Music will be by DJs Rock Around The Clock Transportation from the post office dock will be provided. All proceeds will go towards youth sports of Hope Town. For more information contact Patrick Stewart at 366-3139 or Stafford Patterson 366-0023.Hope Town Students Learn About Interesting CareerBy Candace Key Students in grades 4-6 of Hope Town School got an unusual treat from an unusual lady when Ms. Juliana Ferreira from Brazil visited to discuss her profession as a Wildlife DNA Genetic Forensic Biologists She is one of the few in the whole world to practice this profession especially because of the dangers surrounding her job. It involves confiscating and studying the DNA makeup of endangered plants and animals that are smuggled out of bio-diversity rich Brazil to be sold on illegal world markets and also to study DNA make-up of rapidly vanishing unique species still in the rain forest. Before arriving on Abaco, Ms. Ferreira was in Washington State to study at the only lab in the world that can analyze these types of things so that she can return to Brazil and set up a similar lab there. She is also a Master Competitive swimmer and encouraged the students to train well for their competitions.Swim America Program Comes to AbacoBy Candace Key Hope Town School is proud to be the first government school in The Bahamas to align their swim program with the Swim America program. Mrs. Carrie Cash, who has taught students to swim for over 20 years in Hope Town, now is enjoying the help of certified swim instructors, Mr. Dominic Latella, Mrs. Bonnie Hall, and assistant instructor, Ms. Ashley Yancey (Methodist Youth Leader). Swim America supplies the instructor certification and also the levels of instruction taught in different stations of skill levels. These stations allow for Nancy Parnell, a frequent visitor to Abaco and a dedicated fisher person, was visiting recently and landed this hogfish on a rod and reel using cut squid for bait. Fortunately, for Nancy she was accompanied by her now famous hogfishing guide, Gaffer Parnell (also her husband). Gaffer Parnell estimated the fish to weigh 12-13 pounds but another estimate put it closer to 14-15 pounds. No scale was available. The Parnells were fishing off Tilloo Cay in 75 feet to100 feet of water when granddad or grandma bit. The fish put up a extended fight. When it finally saw the boat, it made a tremendous run on the 20# mono. The hook used was a 2/0 circle hook. One experienced fisherman has been fishing (and diving) in Florida since 1949 and in the Bahamas since 1952, and this is the first hogfish he has seen that was caught on a rod and reel. News of the Cays Diamante Dental ClinicDr. J. Denise Archer D.D.S. Garnett Archer Mem. Blvd., Suite #6 P.O. Box AB 20579 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Website: www.diamantedental.com (appointments can be made online) Tel: 242-367-4968 Fax: 242-367-3001 Emergency 242-554-8327 Email: dentalspecialistabaco@yahoo.com Dr. Barry L. Russell November 17 of the Bahamas Orthodontic Center Orthodontics (Braces) Dr. Kendal Major Movember 15 Periodontics (gum disease) Implants Dr. J. Denise Archer Mondays Saturdays General Dentistry Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) available smaller groups and more interaction between the instructor and students. Upon passing the skills necessary in one station, students pass to the next station for instruction. Hope Town students all wear the official Swim America swim suits when they participate in their competitions. Just this past weekend three Hope Town students in Grade six (Ashton Kemp, Dillon Thompson and Noah Albury) participated in the Open Water swim and placed 4th in the adult male category team competition. Part of the Swim America training involves rescue swimming practice. After several weeks of practice in the Hope Town Community Pool, students, instructors and teachers all boarded Froggies Dive boat with Capt. Lambert Albury for their Open Water Rescue Test in the Sea of Abaco. All students passed their skills test and will receive a certificate of competence from Swim America.

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Page 10 The Abaconian November 1, 2006 Central Abaco NewsNew Restaurant OpensDiners in Abaco now have another choice to entice their pallet with the opening of the Pinnacle Restaurant located in the former Backstreet Cafe Restaurant behind Memorial Plaza. At this time the Pinnacle Restaurant opens 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and serves breakfast and lunch. In November the hours will be extended from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to include dinner. Mr. Carlton Lebrun is the Chef and Manager of the Pinnacle.MH Airport Will Be Privately ManagedBy the end of the year the Nassau International Airport, recently renamed the Lynden Pindling International Airport, will be managed by a private company from Canada, the Vancouver Airport Services company. The government signed a 10-year agreement with the company to manage that airport. Later five other regional airports will be privately managed with the Marsh Harbour airport being the first. No date has been announced as to when this will happen.Carpet Store OpensBy Portia Jonsson Abaco Carpet and Accessories, located in the C&A Building across the street from Lowes Pharmacy, is now open for business. In addition to carpet, vinyl, linoleum and area rugs, it also carries patio furniture, silk plants, home accessories, television stands bookshelves and a complete line of Swifter products. Store hours are Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m. It is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.Cable Bahamas UpdateBy Samantha V. Evans Despite the closure of their office in Abaco, Cable Bahamas ensures all customers there still are technicians on Abaco who are dispatched to handle all service calls and upgrades to service after reaching a representative on October 10th. Cable Bahamas added that any outages and internet upgrades will be handled in the most professional manner possible. However, there was no indication whether an office will be opened as stated earlier this year and residents will have to wait and see what their next move is. A number of Cable Bahamas customers were concerned when they visited the Customer Service Desk in the office of Computer Creations a few months ago and saw the sign that read Cable Bahamas is Closed and stated that customers must call a toll free number with any questions or assistance. All cable or internet payments can be made at any local bank in Marsh Harbour, Green Turtle Cay, Hope Town, Man-O-War Cary or Coopers Town. The sudden closure left a number of customers and those still awaiting cable lines, wondering when or if they would receive service.Gulfstream Flies with Larger PlanesBy Samantha V. Evans Gulfstream International Airlines expanded its services to Marsh Harbour by adding an Embraer Brasilias, a 30-seat plane, with one flight daily to Fort Lauderdale in May, 2006. In an interview with supervisor, Jasmine Fox, she stated that since this is the slow period, they will only have three flights: one to Fort Lauderdale and two daily Beach Craft 1900 Model-D plane flights one to West Palm Beach and one to Miami. During the peak season, which begins around Thanksgiving and runs through spring, there will be seven daily flights. PLP Womens Branch Names OfficersBy Samantha V. Evans A new slate of members for the Progressive Liberal Partys (PLP) Womens Branch of Abaco was elected at an Installation Cocktail Reception on October 6th at Backstreet Caf. Minister of Transport Glenis HannaMartin was the guest speaker. The elected members are: Chairperson Gwen Martin, Vice-Chairperson Sabrina Russell, Treasurer Cathy Owens, Assistant Treasurer Marsha Roberts, Secretary Millie Dawkins, Assistant Secretary Angharad Owens, Chaplin Sheila Kelly, Assistant Chaplin Iva McIntosh, NGC Member Evette McIntosh and Sergeant of Arms Agatha Ferguson. A Cultural Festival was held on October 7th at Goombay Park to raise funds for the National Convention and to help communities in Abaco. From Friends Newsletter Friends of the Environment in conjunction with Audubons 3rd Annual South Abaco Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 16th in Southern Abaco near the Abaco National Park. One does not have to be an expert to participate as there will be experts on hand to identify birds. Help is needed to record and spot the birds. It will be a full, fun day of bird counting. To help insure adequate coverage of the area, let Friends know if you intend to participate by November 16th. The difficulty of terrain will vary with the area that you are sent, so Friends needs to know the level of difficulty you are interested in so they can make plans accordingly as the difficulty of terrain will vary with the area you go to. You can choose easy terrain with excellent footing and minimal walking, moderate terrain with up to a half mile walk or bushwhacker for the hardy. Cost to participate is $20. This includes a $5 fee per person that goes to Audubon, and a bag lunch and beverages for a price of $15. For further information, contact Anita Knowles at 242-367-2721 or anita@friendsoftheenvironmnet.org During a recent bird watching trip three members of The Bahamas National Trust and one member of the Nature Conservancy along with a number of Abaconians enjoyed spotting 33 different species of birds during their morning walk. The group included Director of Parks Eric Carey, Ms. Sharrah Moss, Predensa Moore and Mr. Eduardo Thompson from Nature Conservancy who were not disappointed as they were joined by local birders under the leadership of Mr. Reg Patterson. One of their stops at West Pond would be a good location for a bird watching station, according to Mr. Carey. Plans in the future for this area may include a proper parking area and a boardwalk over the pond. It could become a destination for ornithologists to observe water birds and admire the wild water lilies that grow there.Christmas Bird Count Is Scheduled

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA 50 Deepwater Slips Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice Fresh Water Garbonzo Reef Bar WATERFRONT VILLAS One, two & three bedroom units On the ocean & harbour Full kitchen/air cond/sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : seasprayres@abacoinet.com www.seasprayresort.comBoat House Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House RR RR R eses eses es tt tt t auraur auraur aur antant antant antCome for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Stew Fish Chicken Souse Cornbeef & Grits Steam Sausage & Grits Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Resort Features: Spectacular 3-mile beach Championship golf course Marina-view restaurant & bar Pool,tennis,watersports 150-slip full-service marina Diving,snorkeling & dive shop Boat rentals,charters & guides Hotel rooms,2 or 3 BR suites Treasure Cay Road (exit off Bootle Hwy) TREASURE CAYHOTEL RESORT & MARINA Hotel: 242-365-8801 Spinnaker Restaurant: 242-365-8469 Golf Course: 242-365-8045 Treasure Divers: 242-365-8465 www.treasurecay.com A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery The Bahamas Hotel Association is initiating a new program to focus on sustainable tourism in several Family Island destinations, one of which is Abaco. This program, Sustainable Tourism Entrepreneurial Marketing and Management or STEMM, is to assist small and medium sized touristbased businesses that traditionally have not benefitted from tourisms previous marketing strategies. The STEMM program is focusing on facilities with 100 rooms or less. It is being partially funded by the InterAmerican Development Bank and will continue for four years. The program will conduct workshops and provide consultants to improve the competitiveness of these destinations. Frank Comito, Executive Vice President of the Bahamas Hotel Association, held an awareness meeting at Abaco Beach Resort to discuss the details of the program, along with Jennifer Edwards and Ruby Sweeting, both with the Bahamas Hotel Association. He explained that the Bahamas Hotel Association does many things beside promoting hotels. It works quietly with the Ministry of Education to upgrade the school curriculums and make recommendations for the school system. The STEMM program is bringing together the Ministry of Tourism, the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation and the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism. It is acknowledged that the Family Islands do better at emphasizing the environment with visitors. This translates into a better understanding of the importance the environment plays in tourism promotions. Andros has a resort that charges $600 a night per room, is located in a remote area and its monthly electric bill is zero as it is totally dependent on solar power. It is utilizing natural resources as the focal point of its area, the reef, a lighthouse and blue holes. It has no entertainment features of a typical resort. The strengths of sustainable tourism lie in nature, culture, heritage, beach activities, swimming, bird watching, diving, and similar activities. The Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism is impressed with many of our Out Island hotels that are now promoting the environment. Persons from the Bahamas Hotel Association have gone to other Caribbean areas to see what others are doing and how some of these ideas might be adapted by Family Island businesses. They are studying how other areas are capitalizing on their environment.Hotel Association Will Promote Smaller ResortsFrank Comito held a meeting in Marsh Harbour to discuss the new focus of the Bahamas Hotel Association on sustainable tourism. Mr. Comito is a vice president of the hotel association and outlined the STEMM program they are undertaking. He is shown here on the left with Mr. Carter Redd, General Manager of Guana Cay Golf and Ocean Club. Similar meetings were held in other towns on Abaco.

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Page 12 The Abaconian November 1, 2006 NEW Peas N Rice Macaroni sides on the menu:NEWNew store hours:Open Mon Thur 10am 7pm ll ll l Fri & Sat 10 am 9pm New store hours:Open Mon Thur 10am 7pm ll ll l Fri & Sat 10 am 9pmSoccer Players Are RecruitedBy Malcolm Spicer Five young Abaco football players will have the opportunity to represent their country in international play as they prepare for their national call-up. The players chosen were Max Thervil, Kenny Fenelus, Villard Fenelus, Michael Saunders and Patric Louis. Recently players of the Abaco Football Association got together at the Murphy Town Park to play two games while being observed by the head coach of the Bahamas National Team, Mr. Gary White. Mr. White is also the technical director of the Bahamas Football Association and is responsible for setting up all the football programs of the Bahamas Football Association nationally. Mr. White was on Abaco to peruse some of the local talent and to see if any of them had the necessary skill set to play for the national team. The players chosen traveled to Nassau on October 29th to be a part of the squad that faced Haiti at a stadium there. In front of a sell-out crowd this will be a great experience for the young Abaco players. Malcolm Spicer, President of the Abaco Football Association, added, We wish these players well on this great opportunity. We thank the BFA for finally taking the time to come and observe what we are doing here. My only regret was that these werent regular competitive games and not all our players were able to take part in this quickly got-together event as we are presently in our off season. Geoffrey Victor needs to be thanked for arranging the games on such short notice and I hope that this visitation from Nassau is the beginning and not a one off. Time will tell, Mr. Spicer concluded. The 2006-07 Abaco Football Gary White, Head Coach of the Bahamas National Football Team, was searching for talented players when he visited Abaco recently. Geoffrey Victor, Abaco Football Association Director, hastily organized a couple of games. Mr. White has invited four from Abaco to play in Nassau against Haiti on October 29. League will begin shortly and there will be a junior league and a senior league from the high schools competing this year in their own leagues. We encourage all sports enthusiasts to come out and watch the games on Sundays. Its great entertainment and very competitive.Freeport Recruited Four Basketball PlayersFour of the best Youth in Actions basketball players were recruited by Freeport coaches with the promise of U.S. As college scholarship. Laroda Rolle, L.J Cornish, Leo Gideon and Robin Lafrance, groomed by Youth in Action, explained Mr. Morley, were recruited by Sun Land High School, Catholic High School and Tabernacle Baptist School to complete their high school studies in Freeport with the promise that they would be offered a full four-year college scholarship. I hope that it works for them, said Mr. Morley. They will have to work hard first on their academics and then the basketball will come after. They have to reSports News member that they must have a minimum of two points average to qualify for a scholarship. I am hoping and praying that they get a letter of intent from these schools, stating that they will get a full four-year scholarship, he added. Mr. Morley believes that the Freeport schools are helping with the expenses of the children to be in Grand Bahama, but he said the parents are doing sacrifices to pay for the remaining costs of sending them to Freeport. As far as the Youth in Action s team is concerned, they took some of our best talents, but we will regroup, said Stretch Morley. Dont Miss theBig Hill Box Car DerbyHope Town November 25 12 Noon

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Page 14 The Abaconian November 1, 2006 North Abaco NewsBy Vernique RussellSeveral Deaths Sadden CondolencesCondolences are extended to the Carroll family on the passing of Gerard Carroll, who died recently. The communities of North Abaco are praying for you as you go through this time of bereavement. The communities also extend sincere sympathy to Pastor Silbert Mills and all family members on the passing of his father, Bertram Mills. It is our prayer that you find comfort in knowing that he is resting in the arms of a loving Master. Condolences are offered to the family of Wensil Marlo Clint LaRoda, who died a tragic traffic accident on September 29th. However, in the midst of loss his father, Pastor Clint LaRoda, stood out as a perfect example of a man of faith. Instead of questioning why his son was taken Pastor Laroda gave God thanks and praise and proved his faith once again.Accident Victim RecoversGordon Murray who is affectionately known as Neely was also a victim in the fatal car crash on September 29th that killed Wensil Marlo Clint Laroda. On October 4 he had surgery and is now in therapy in hopes for a full recovery. The communities of North Abaco would like him and his family to know that they are praying for them and hopes to have you back home amongst them soon.New Attitude Opens in Coopers TownTo help overweight women or women who just want to stay in shape Bridgette McKinney Russell started New Attitude, the newest weight loss and enhancement support group. Ms. Russell was a part of Weight Watchers, that recently closed its doors on Abaco and wants to provide support for women who are struggling with weight issues in Coopers Town and the northern Abaco settlements. Meetings will be held weekly at the Sherlin Bootle High School at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Russell invites anyone in the area to come and join New Attitude. She said the time has come to for us to take full responsibility for our health and well being.Open Door Celebrates AnniversaryOpen Door Ministries in Fox Town celebrated its 40th anniversary under the Upon this rock I build my church The celebration services commenced on September 20 and climaxed on September 24. Guest speakers included Pastor John McIntosh of New Hope Baptist Church in Mount Hope, Pastor Merlin McIntosh of Zion Baptist in Fox Town and Pastor Leslie Cornish of St. Andrews in Fire Road. On Sunday Pastor Tyrone Mills of End Time Harvest in Crown Haven delivered the message as the series climaxed. Each night was spirit filled and a blessing to all who attended. Those in attendance were blessed and encouraged to keep working until He returns. Congratulations to Host Pastor George Russell and his members.Appreciates Doctors ConcernsDoctor Albert Francois became a part of the Coopers Town community when he was appointed to the clinic there earlier this year. Dr. Francois has been received with open arms and has proven to be one of the best doctors the North Abaco community has ever had. He launched a campaign to help persons struggling with obesity and overweight, which can result in diabetes and hypertension. Doctor Francois goal is to make North Abaco the healthiest community in The Bahamas. He realizes that many of his patients are suffering from a number of ailments because of the lack of knowledge about living a better and healthier life. North Abaco NewsWork is underway on the rebuilding of the government dock at Coopers Town. It was badly damaged by Hurricane Wilma as were many others in North Abaco. Construction is being done by Mr. Noel Bootle. Please see North Page 15

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 2,3,4&5Bedroom BeachfrontRentalsTreasure Cay, Abaco, BahamasPhone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501www.BahamaBeachClub.comTollFreeReservations:800-563-0014 18HoleGolf Course,Tennis,BoatRentals, Scuba,IslandTours,Shopping&More!Best Beach in the CaribbeanCaribbean Travel &Life Magazine LUXURYCONDOMINIUMS More North Abaco NewsScholarships Are AwardedAthletics continues to play a role in giving student athletes at S.C. Bootle Senior High School an opportunity to receive a private school education for free. Five basketball players from S.C. Bootle received full scholarships to finish high school in New Providence and Grand Bahama. Four (Edward Burrows, Cordrey Burrows, Julian Cornish and Rudolph Pinder) are now attending the Church of God Academy in New Providence and Toran Russell is enrolled in Sunland Christian Academy in Grand Bahama. All of the boys are on basketball and track and field scholarships. Cameron Parker, who is a former student at Sherlin Bootle, is in his senior year at C.R. Walker High School in New Providence and is doing an excellent job academically and athletically. He is presently serving as Deputy Head Boy at the school and is jumping higher and higher every day. Reconstruction of the government dock at Crown Haven has been completed. The dock was badly damaged by Hurricane Wilma last October. This is the dock used by Pinders Ferry that goes between Little Abaco and McLeans Town on Grand Bahama. Construction was done by Mr. Calvin Parker, who is also rebuilding part of the dock at theTreasure Cay ferry landing. NorthFrom Page 14Cook-out Will Raise Tuition FundsA cook-out in aid of Moranda Williams and Vernique Russells college fund will be held on November 4th at the Treasure Cay Primary school grounds starting at 11 a.m. The public is invited to come and lend support as we raise funds to make ourselves better and more productive citizens thus allowing us to make positive contributions to this island. The menu for this cook-out includes crab and rice, conch and rice, peas and rice, fried fish, chicken and ribs, guava duff, conch fritters, seafood salad and much more.Congratulations!Congratulations to the students of Sherlin Bootle High School for outstanding performance in the BJC & BGCSE examinations. Continue to work hard and strive for the sky. Go, Dynamic Dolphins! 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 Buyer Beware A counterfeit batik product is now being marketed as Androsia. This copycat product is not Androsia, and not a Bahamian product. Androsia is the original Bahamian batik, providing jobs for Bahamians and helping our economy.Androsiaproudly hand made in the Bahamas since 1973 If it doesnt say Androsia, its not. Remember to Buckle Up

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Page 16 The Abaconian November 1, 2006 B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdTT TT T el: 36el: 36 el: 36el: 36 el: 36 77 77 7 .2.2 .2.2 .2 798 F798 F 798 F798 F 798 F ax: 36ax: 36 ax: 36ax: 36 ax: 36 77 77 7 .5098.5098 .5098.5098 .5098 A Unisex SalonOfra Cosmetics Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza 367-3623 School NewsMentoring Program Is LaunchedBy Samantha V. Evans Under the tutelage of Margaret Phillips, Central Abaco Primary School launched a mentoring program for special education students on October 21st. Ms. Phillips, who is a seasoned special education teacher, started the program to boost the self-esteem of the students and to help them develop good character. With the regular school curriculum already set, the only day available to hold the special education classes is on Saturday and there will be a number of different skills covered over the course of the program. She got a sponsor to purchase recorders for the entire class of 23 students and enlisted the support of Cpl. V. Miller of the Royal Bahamas Police Force to teach them how to play. Before the music lessons began, Ms. Samantha. Evans, the school counselor, gave the students a pep talk to prepare them for the session. She spoke to them about the importance of this class and all of the hard work that went into preparing this for them. She told them that their teacher wants them to learn skills that they can make a living from when they become adults. Also, Ms. Evans hopes that the music skills will help them sharpen their math and analytical skills in class. They plan to meet every Saturday for one hour classes. Once they have learned how to play the recorder, they will learn crafts. Both the students and their teacher are excited about this new venture. This group will be the only ones learning how to play the recorder at the school. They hope to learn a song that they can play by Christmas.St. Frances Starts Two New ClubsBy Samantha V. Evans St. Francis de Sales has always had an active, healthy club life and this year they have introduced two new clubs in their continued effort to expand their students horizons. The clubs are the Drama and Choral Speaking Club that meets on Mondays and the Readers Club that meets on Fridays. The Drama and Choral Speaking Club has been introduced to explore the various obvious and hidden talents that many of its students possess. As this club develops, it is hoped that these impressive talents will eventually be showcased for the student body as well as the public at large. The Readers Club brings together all students who enjoy reading and those who want to become avid readers. This club will afford its members the opportunity to interact with other readers through sharing and recommending materials they have read, among other activities. It is hoped that this club will help to improve the students comprehension and writing skills, to develop their vocabulary as well as bring them great enjoyment. Ms. Georgia Williams is the moderator for both clubs. Ms. Shannals Johnson and Mr. Elmer Bongon will assist her.Health Program Is ProvidedBy Samantha V. Evans Students at Central Abaco Primary will once again benefit from the school health program that began in October. Two nurses from the Marsh Harbour Clinic have already begun the process on campus. The program began last school year when a doctor visited the school to ensure that students received their shots and to give them basic screening tests such as an eye exam, urine tests and the like. The same tests will be given this year. The tests began with grade one students who are attending school for the very first time. Students who are sick can also see the nurse at this time. All immunization and Please see School Page 17 Central Abaco Primary School has begun a mentoring program for special education students who need extra attention. Mr. Margaret Phillips is teaching them to play recorders and is working closely with organizers of the police band. Various skills will be taught in this program.

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front More School Newseye exams for other grade levels will have to be done at the public clinic or at the childs regular doctor. Students in grade six will be examined at a later date. All students were given a consent form for parents to sign giving the health officials permission to see each child.Educators Receive PAIRS TrainingBy Samantha V. Evans Educators from all over Abaco, including those from the private schools, gathered at Central Abaco Primary School for two days of professional workshop beginning October 24th. The theme for the workshop was Transforming Bahamian Education for the 21st Century Speakers from Nassau and the United States were among those to speak with the group. Educators were divided into two sessions: a general session and a special session. The general session was attended by the majority of the educators but a select group attended the workshop with Dr. Richard Marks from the Pairs Foundation in Jacksonville, Florida. Speakers for the general session were Mr. Howard Newbold, Deputy Director of Education, and Ms. Faye Bascom both from Nassau. The Pairs for Peers program works with the youth and those who pass through this program must be prepared to practice what they learn. They must teach students how to deal with negative energy in a more positive way. The participants will learn practical skills to create and sustain healthy fulfilling connections with others. In order for the skills to be effective they must have goodwill and respect for each other. The Pairs program teaches a person how to succeed at relationships and to handle them in a mature way. Dr. Marks hopes that the Pairs program will be implemented in schools in Abaco to help students to develop healthy relationships. The Pairs training lasted for the two days of the workshop.Character Education Sessions Are LaunchedBy Samantha V. Evans In an attempt to ensure that every student gets a good education, Central Abaco Primary launched its Character Education programme for 20 students who have probSchoolFrom Page 16 Please see School Page 16 Professional workdays were held on October 24 an 25 for teachers in government schools. Two different programs were offered. These teachers benefitted from PAIRS training that teaches young people how to develop healthy relationships.

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Page 18 The Abaconian November 1, 2006 The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited will now extend its business hours to 5:30 p.m., Mondays thru Fridays. The business offices in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay will now be open on Saturdays between the hours of 9 a.m. thru 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Bill payment, customer queries and other related transctions can be done during this time. Sincerely,The Bahamas Telecommunications Company LimitedMs. Arlene Clarke Acting Sr. Manager Abaco, Bahamas SchoolFrom Page 17 More School Newslems with behavior and/or known to be disruptive in the classroom, on October 12th. The programme is run by Samantha Evans, the counselor at the largest primary school on Abaco, and the first guest speaker was Carol Elaine Martinborough from Urban Renewal. Mrs. Martinborough spoke about The Value of Education and spoke in a language that the students could relate to. According to Ms. Evans character education is vital if we are to train and groom children of integrity, loyalty and abide by the laws of society. Ms. Evans said, Everyone alive is entitled to a good education it is a human right. It provides students with the tools and knowledge they need to function effectively and to participate in activities in a modern society. Education makes it possible for people to be responsible and informed citizens. It improves your quality of life and enables you to support your family. The students were reminded that they will not be good at everything but to continue to try until they succeed. The session ended with Ms. Evans distributing a signed copy of one of her books Quiet Reflection-Level C to each of the students. Ms. Evans added as long as they continue to live and grow, they must decide to become people of good character. The students were excited as they received their autographed copy of this book from the Counselor who has done a great deal over the years to help students discover the king or queen inside them. Students with behavorial problems at Central Abaco Primary School have begun a Character Education program. They are shown here holding copies of a book Quiet Reflection written by Samantha V. Evans, who is shown standing the back. Central AbacoTown Planning 21 Aug 06 This session saw $4.1 million in estimated construction value in the 15 plans which were approved. Victory Tabernacle Church was the top valued project with a proposed church building for $931,500 in Murphy Town. The second highest project was a proposed apartment building in Central Pines Estates for $505,310. An apartment building in Murphy Town came in a close third at $492,100. Except for the church and a boat lift, the entire agenda was comprised of residential units. Marsh Harbour Town Comm 6 Sept 06 After extensive discussion, the annual garbage contract was awarded to E and D Waste although their bid was $6,000 higher than Bahama Waste. Members found the potential of an extra $6,000 available for other services tempting. However, they concluded that E and D had provided excellent service in the past and this level of service was wanted in the future. It came down to comfort with a known contractor Local Government at Workrather than switching to a new one. It was concluded that all garbage contracts will probably have to be renegotiated in a few months when the new land fill near Snake Cay is operational. The extra distance and unknown conditions associated with this facility will have to be reviewed and new bids may be put out to tender. Extensive comments were made without resolution on building permits approved in Nassau which bypass the local review process. Several recent instances of this happening were given. Town Planning 16 Oct 06 The board had 19 plans to review which were collectively valued at $5.7 million. The top project was an apartment building in Central Pines Estates for $405,000. The 19 plans were entirely residential in nature, either houses, duplexes or apartments. Town Planing Central Abaco 30 Oct 06 Nine plans of a residential nature were before the Town Planning Committee for building permit approval with a total value of slightly over $1 million. Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 Support Citizens Against Crime

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 Special Summer/Fall Air Fare for Bahamian Residents All travel on these tickets must be completed by 12/15/2006. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket counters or through the Ft Lauderdale office and must be paid in full at time of purchase. Purchaser must present valid Bahamian passport with US visa, or valid passport of another country with valid Bahamian work permit and valid US visa at time of purchase. Tickets are non-refundable. Baggage allowance of 50 lbs including carry-on. Excess baggage traveling with you is $0.70 per pound and travels on a space available basis. All freight and excess luggage checked in at departure will travel within one week at the rate of $0.45 per pound.Abaco Price $190 plus US taxes of $38.65 and Bahamian departure tax ($15)Eleuthera Price $240 plus US and Bahamian taxesSPECIAL FREIGHT RATEDeliveries Thru October 31, 2006$0.45 per pound (DIM Weight Pricing)Marsh Harbour 367-0140 Treasure Cay 365-8660 Ft. Lauderdale 954-359-8266 North Eleuthera 335-1696 Governors Harbour 332-3340 Rock Sound 334-2795 ARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS 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 All Bahamas Development BankFree Marketing SeminarA seminar for small business persons to facilitate and stimulate economic expansion and diversification through the growth of small and medium enterprises.Abaco Beach Resort November 1-3, 2006 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightlyCall 242-327-5780 for more infoRefreshments Will Be Served! Marine ElectronicsCapt. Pat and Ann McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repair of: Web: www.merlinsmarine.com E-mail: merlin@abacoinet.com VHF CH 16 Tues Fri 8-5 F.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained Technician At the Jib Room. Marsh Harbour Marina Tel: 242-367-2163Fax 242-367-3388 SIMRAD Government is one step closer to fulfilling its promise of providing universal access to affordable, quality health care for all Bahamians as it moves to put the finishing touches on the proposed $235 million National Health Insurance plan (NHI). Dr. Bernard J. Nottage, Minister of Health and National Insurance, gave an update on the health plan which is aimed at revolutionizing the availability and delivery of health care. He focused particularly on how National Health Insurance would be funded, who will make contributions and what benefits will attach to such a scheme. Firstly, government will contribute on behalf of the poor, wards of the state, and its share of contribution by its workers, Dr Nottage said. It has not yet been determined whether children will be covered by their parents contributions or if government will make full contribution on their behalf. Secondly, employers, employees and selfemployed workers will contribute about 5.3 percent of earnings. In the case of employers and employees, percentage sharing may be equal so that each party contributes 2.65 percent. Thirdly, pensioners will contribute. Altogether, the proposal anticipates contribution revenue covering the total cost of the NHI of $235 million, Dr. Nottage added. And for those Bahamians who already have private insurance, the government is proposing that private insurers have an option of charging co-payments for services provided. What that means is that the government will pay for the service at the cost it is provided at in the public service and the patient will have to pay the balance, he said. Employers now have an opportunity to re-negotiate expensive private insurance packages as National Health Insurance will cover the majority of health risks. Also proposed is that NHI should not focus only on treating sickness but should also provide funds for heath promotion and wellness, as well as for improvements in the health system, said Dr Nottage. To facilitate these objectives, resources will be set aside in the NHI to support private and public agencies and groups to implement project activities aimed at health promotion, illness prevention and technological improvements for quality care, said Nottage We expect, with the National Insurance Board using its network of facilities and officers, reduction in the cost of some of the main activities in NHI such as registration and collection of contributions, Dr Nottage concluded.National Health Insurance Plan Is ProposedBy Portia Jonsson Breast cancer is one of the top concerns for women as they progress in life. The annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month was October and reachinges out to women the importance of early detection through annual mammography screening, especially for women over 40. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a national health campaign organized by the major breast cancer and cancer charities. It aims to increase awareness of the disease among the public and health professionals, raise funds for research into the cause, prevention and cure of the disease and offer vital information and support to those affected by it. Mammography screening is a womans best chance for detecting breast cancer early. When coupled with new treatment options, mammography screening can significantly improve a womans chance of survival. It is recommended that women over 40 are monitored for breast cancer every year and that they have a mammogram every 1 or 2 years. After the age of 50, they should have a mammogram every year. Any woman with a family history of breast cancer, that is a mother, sister or daughter who has had breast cancer, should ask for advice from her physician on additional screening.Breast Cancer Screening Was StressedBreast cancer is a malignant tumor in the breast. Malignant cancer attacks the tissue in which it started and can spread to other parts of the body. The good news is that nine times out of ten, lumps in the breast are not cancerous. In fact, many women have naturally lumpy breasts, caused by other harmless conditions such as cysts. However, it is always best to check any lumps or changes in your breasts with your doctor sooner rather than later. The majority of breast cancers are first spotted by the woman herself or her partner. This shows how important it is to be breast aware and to know what is normal for your breasts, so you can spot any changes as soon as possible. Early detection of breast cancer can in some cases increase survival rates to 90 per cent. The local branch of the Cancer Society was presented with two checks at the morning assembly of St. Francis de Sales School. These represented proceeds of National Denim Day from the school and a donation from Riviere and Associates. Both donations recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month were accepted by Hugh Cottis, President of the Abaco branch, who expressed his gratitude to the very generous donations.

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Page 20 The Abaconian November 1, 2006 is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida.has opened its new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge and many other five star services. We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. CHEROKEE AVIATION Tel.# 242-367-0525 Fax.# 242-367-0526 VHF 122.80P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.comCHEROKEE AIR Tel.# 242-3673450 Fax.# 242-3673451P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : info@cherokeeair.comCherokee Air Cherokee Aviation Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour on Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 By Mirella Santillo With domestic violence on the rise in the Bahamas the Minister of Social Services, the Hon. Melanie Griffin, is proposing a new Domestic Violence (Protection Orders) Act 2006 and presented this act to Abaco during a visit on October 20th. The Act was to be presented to Parliament the following week for consideration to be legislated into law. The Minister met with all the pastors of the area to get first hand information on domestic violence on Abaco and receive feed back on the proposed laws concerning the enforcement and punishment of offenders. She was accompanied by Dr. Sandra Dean Patterson, Coordinator of Health Social Services. Ms. Salomie Gibson, Chief Welfare Officer for Abaco hosted the two ladies. The Minister explained that three proposed legislative initiatives were in progress: The Child Protection Bill The Disability Legislation The Proposed Domestic Violence Act 2006 Ms. Griffin explained that the Protection Orders would identify and define what domestic violence is. It would provide the ability to intervene and put in place counseling. At the present it is only draft legislation that has to be passed, but she thinks that the law might be ready to be presented to Parliament within a couple of months. Min. Griffin said, There is much, too much domestic violence going on, it has to be addressed. Dr. Sandra Dean Patterson started her presentation by saying Domestic violence is a silent epidemic. There are six forms of violence, and domestic violence incorporates four of the six. If unchecked, domestic violence becomes an incubator for social violence and should be viewed as a crime. Dr. Patterson said, It is a misuse of power over the victim and it can lead to death. She then presented statistics that indicate that the homicide rate since 2000 has shown an unacceptable number of domestic related homicides, between 40 percent and 60 percent. The proposed Act will offer a comprehensive definition of Domestic Violence: Physical Psychological/ emotional Sexual Financial Clauses in the proposed Act will Empower a Magistrate to refer for psycho social intervention/ counseling/ parenting education provide an interim protection order attach a power of arrest Will cover Compensation not to exceed $ 10,000 (After complaintsProposed Legislation on Domestic Violence Was PresentedThe Hon. Melanie Griffin, Minister of Social Services, left, and Dr. Sandra Dean Patterson, Coordinator of Health Social Services, middle, discussed proposed legislation at a meeting in Dundas Town on October 19 that will define domestic violence and make the law much stronger against those who use violence domestically. They are discussing it with Ms. Salomie Gibson, Chief Welfare Officer for Abaco, after the meeting. Please see Legislation Page 22 INDONESIAN FURNITUREExperience the beauty of Tahiti....with our exotic pieces to decorate your home...... the Far East has come to us ... the Far East has come to us...Tel : 242-357-3903Located in the new two storey yellow building next to the fire station.with EXQUISITE with EXQUISITECome In and VisitAbacos newest furniture store on Queen Elizabeth Dr.

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST Caribbean Marine Constr Caribbean Marine Constr Caribbean Marine Constr Caribbean Marine Constr Caribbean Marine Constr uctionuction uctionuction uctionl COMMERCIAL DOCKSl BOAT LIFTSl PRIVATE DOCKSl SEA WALL CONSTRUCTIONl DOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour Crash and Rescue of Marsh Harbour has acquired an ambulance that will provide 24hour ambulance service in Central Abaco. It was donated by the EVAC Ambulance service of Daytona Beach, Florida. Loaded in the ambulance was a great deal of equipment, both rescue and medical equipment and fire equipment. All the equipment was donated by the Islamorada Village of Islands in the Florida Keys. One critical piece of equipment that was included was a set of Jaws of Life, a set of four hydraulic devices used in accidents for rescuing victims that are pinned in the vehicles. Each of the four does a different job of cutting or spreading the crushed vehicle. Other medical equipment included backboards and stretchers. The fire equipment included breathing apparatus packs and masks, hoses, pumps and protective gear. The fire fighting equipment will be distributed between the fire departments of Green Turtle Cay, Marsh Harbour, Lubbers Quarters and Hope Town. Crash and Rescue of Marsh Harbour is proud of its new ambulance shown here. It was filled with rescue, medical and fire fighting equipment. Chief Colin Albury is shown with one of the Jaws of Life devices with Mickey Lowe, one of the EMS technicians.Ambulance Is Donated to Crash and Rescue Please see Ambulance Page 22 This ambulance was donated to Crash and Rescue by EVAC Ambulance service of Daytona, Florida, while all the equipment it contained was donated by Islamorada Village of Islands in the Florida Keys. The ambulance will provide free service in the Central Abaco area. It is funded entirely by community donations.

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Page 22 The Abaconian November 1, 2006 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseIsland-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages5 cottages366-2075Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayCocobay Cottages6 cott365-5464 Island Properties +34 hse365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties +30365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Donna Sands +12 hse365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott365-5106 Harbour View Haven365-5028 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Sea Shore Villas365-5028 Wards Landing4 units 904-982-2762Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm366-0133 Club Soleil 6 rm 1 cott366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop +53 hse366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm366 0095 Hope T Hideaways +63 hse366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages +3 hse366-0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas366-0065 Tanny Key +43 hse366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals +8 hse365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms367-2158 Abaco Real Estate +6 hse367-2719 Alesias 3 rms367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 3367-3980 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic367-2227Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp8 rm366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 365-8500 Island Dreams + 45 hse365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms365-8801Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Informationhttp://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http://www.abacos.com http://www.go-abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses Rev. May 06 Abaco ExpressProviding U.S. Mail and Parcel ServiceBetween West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour Call for Details 242-367-3450 561-689-1010 www.cherokeeair.com Bobbys CarpentryFrom Minor Repairs to Complete Home Renovations and Buildingl Hardwood Floors l Roofs l Renovations l Decks l Carpentry Repairs l Painting l Minor PlumbingTel : 242-364-2316 ll ll l Cell 242-375-9978 (Closed Circuit Television)ABACO ALARM SYSTEMS& CCTVWe can protect your home or business from as low asOur alarms are monitored 24 hours a day and are installed by factory trained technicians.Dont hestiate to protect your family and business!CALL : JUAN BOBBY Cell : 375-9978 or 367-2316$399.00by residents that the amount was not enough, the Minister mentioned the amount may be tional and international baseball tournaments. Our young boys will eventually be able to compete globally thereby opening themselves up to scholarships and other progressive opportunities. Community-minded citizens must now come together and agitate for a junior baseball programme for Abaco and the first place to start is by forming an association and identifying an area where such a facility could be built. A good suggestion is the ground at the back of Central Abaco Primary School which is enclosed by the fence running parallel to Forest Drive. This ground will make a perfect park and the children of Central Abaco Primary School will have an ideal area for physical education activities. I believe the Ministry of Youth and Sports will assist wherever it can once the interest is there and members of the community show a commitment to the pursuit of this project to the very end. There are members of this community who are eager to assist, and they are ready now because they have made that known on many occasions. On another note, baseball will again be introduced to the schools in Abaco in FebLettersFrom Page 9 AmbulanceFrom Page 21 Dr. John Shedd of Corbett Clinic of Treasure Cay was instrumental in arranging for this donation and works very closely with Crash and Rescue. He has trained the personnel so they are certified licensed EMS technicians. Crash and Rescue assists the government ambulance service. Since the government service lacks enough personnel to give full time service, Crash and Rescue covers 32 shifts for it. Mr. Colin Albury, Chief of Crash and Rescue, would like to thank Michael J. Mellon, Executive Director of EVAC Ambulance service, for donating the ambulance and Fire Chief William A. Wagner and Lieutenant/Paramedic Jason Lyman, both of Islamorada, for assembling and donating all the other equipment. Crash and Rescue depends entirely on donations for equipment, maintenance and operating expense. The organization has an oversight committee comprised of Mr. Robert Pinder, Mrs. Yvonne Key and Ms. Donna Darville. Crash and Rescue appreciates the exemption that government granted in waiving all duty and stamp tax charges. LegislationFrom Page 20 ruary of next year. While this is good, the ultimate goal should be to have the programme extended to the various communities, all under one umbrella with possible affiliations to other junior league associations throughout the Bahamas. For this to become a reality the Ministry of Youth and Sports, through its office in Marsh Harbour, might consider supplying the necessary equipment such as gloves, bats, balls, helmets, catchers gear to initially assist the association once it is established. There are a number of venues on the island where games could possibly be played. However, anything other than a proper facility will expose our children to injury and other unnecessary risks. In closing, the sooner the Ministry of Youth and Sports acts on the concerns that I have alluded to the better it will be for the future of baseball on Abaco. As regards the establishment of a junior league baseball association, an announcement to that end will be made shortly. Yours sincerely, Leslie Rolle Baseball Coach Green Turtle Cay Celebrates Guy Fawkes on November 4revised.) Breach of Orders punishable by fine of $5,000.00 or imprisonment for 12 months or both It will cover the ability of the police to assist victims by obtaining medical treatment getting them to a place of safety accompanying them to get their belongings informing them about services and their rights The second document discussed was the Child Protection Act which will be legislation mandating various responsibilities to the Police and Judiciary system. The present law on childrens rights is governed by the Right of a Child which is an international document signed by The Bahamas in 1991. A National Committee for Families and Children is being established, overseeing the implementation of the right of a child. Minister Griffin added, It will strengthened the care of our children.

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 Dive Shops Above & Below...........................................367-0350 Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbour...................... 367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harb.........367-2963 Froggies, Hope Town................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay..................365-8465 Treasure C. Adventures............................. 365-8111 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay.................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................... 365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop...........................365-6013 Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Bargain Car Rentals..........................367-0500 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 Richs 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..............................365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals.......................365-4119 Loggerhead Boat Rental....................365-5461 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 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental...............................366-0361 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 Cass Carts........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless notedAlburys Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:30 Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am 12:15 pm*2:30* (M-Sat) 4 5:45* Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm* 3:15* (M-Sat) 4:30 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45am 10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30Same day fare Adult oneway $15 / Round Trip $20 Kids 6-11 half fare Free under 6 From Union Jack Dock Except holidays + Hope Town late trips Fri & Sat onlyGreen Turtle 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 destinationsAbaco 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 timePinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLeans Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119 or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucksIslander Express Bus M Harbour & Sandy Point -call 366-4444 or 457-9958Enovahs Bus Service Hourly bus through Murphy Town, Dundas Town & Marsh Harbour to Ferry dock. Spring City early morning & late afternoon.The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165 Lv Marsh H. 5 am & 12:30 pm, connect with ferry to Grand Bahama & bus to Freeport Lv Crown Haven 9:30 am & 5:30 pm bringing ferry passengers to Marsh Harbour From Freeport take cruise ship to Ft. Lauderdale or ferry to West Palm Beach 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 Jody Albury ......... 375-8068 Terrance Davis .... 367-4464 Buddy Pinder ....... 366-2163 Justin Sands ........ 367-3526 Danny Sawyer ..... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer ......... 367-3941 Man-O-War David Albury ........ 365-6059 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell ........... 366-3259Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ............... 366-2107 Randy Sawyer ......... 366-2284 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ............ 366-3058 Budy Pinder ............. 366-2165 Hope Town Maitland Lowe .......... 366-0234 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh..477-5037 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) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Curly Tails.........................$.............367-4444 Ginos...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken.....................367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys....................$$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Mother Merles................$$ Back Street Cafe............$$ Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Harbours Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Sea Spray.......................$$.........366-0065 Man-O-War Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar....................365-6501 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill.............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Harveys Island Grill........$$.............365-4389 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant....$$.............365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Roosters Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Nancys............................... Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge...................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 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 Coopers 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..................................Rev 28 Oct 06Compliments of The Abaconianwww.abaconian.com Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay -................................. Closed 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 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 can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Island Tours Marsh Har. 367-2936 Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350 Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024 Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0431 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale ................................... 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale ...............................367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud...........367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ........................367-3415 Fla Coastal Airlines Vero B & Ft Lauderdale......367-0179 Island Express Ft Lauderdale ..........................367-0169Majors Air Service Freeport ...............................367-4826 Southern Air Nassau.......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ......................367-0140 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 air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-3450 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 Govt dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyers Market........... $10 + $2 Govt Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$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 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wallys & Eastern Shore .......$ 2 each Jib Room .................................................................$ 3 each Solomons Super Center ..........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Govt dock .........................$ 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 Caged pets as people Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea. Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov 05Treasure Cay Resort ..............................................$20 + $5 Madeira Park ..........................................................$14 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock.....................................$8 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$18 + $5 Bahamas Star farm .................................................$24 + $5 Sand Banks ............................................................$24 + $5 Joes Creek, Leisure Lee ......................................$44 + $10 Black Wood .............................................................$18 + $5 Fire Road & Cooper s Town...................................$37 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$55 + $5 Wood Cay ...............................................................$60 + $5 Mount Hope........................................................... $65 + $5 Fox Town................................................................$70 + $5 Crown Haven ..........................................................$75 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport ..........................................$75 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour............................. $65 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24).......... $18 + $ 5 T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles.................................$22 + $5 T C Hotel to Joes Creek ........................................$35 + $5 T C Hotel to Moxey .................................................$16 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX............................ $6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport.................. $75 + $10 Points of InterestAlbert Lowe Museum...........................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibitsGreen Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden.............. Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum.............Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station...............................Hope Town Walk to & swim onMermaid Reef off M Harb. Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road H Cafe Open Nights OnlyTo Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-O-War or Guana Cay Area code 242 unless noted otherwise Cancelled runs will be reinstated November 14 Not on Sundays

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Page 24 The Abaconian November 1, 2006 Questions? Comments? Let us know at pr@btcbahamas.com The Bahamas Telecommunications Company LimitedCALL BTC (225-5282) www.btcbahamas.com Vol. Two Issue Five November 15, 2006 Creative EdgeThe Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTC) BUSINESS SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT held its first ever "Outstanding Employee of the Month" Awards Ceremony on September 29, 2006. Mr. Antonio Stubbs, Sr. VP & Chief Technology & Information Officer and Mr. Dales Knowles VP Networking were in attendance and presented theAwards.Most outstanding for JULY:William Percentie Ricardo Trotman, Janice Wallace, Patrick Goodridge, Ted Ferguson & Leonardo Armbrister.Most outstanding for AUGUST:Tanya Ranger Gilbert Rolle, Tyrone Cunningham, William Percentie, Nerissa Thompson, Nicholas Thompson & Wayde Butterfield. Photo 1 Front L-R : Tyrone Cunningham & Patrick Goodridge Back L-R: Tanya Ranger, Nerissa Thompson, Oswald Morrison, Joel Deveaux/Technical Associate, Eugene Culmer, Ulric Mortimer & Kenneth Cumberbatch. Photo 2 Left: Mrs. Keva Clarke; Centre: Ms. Cheralie Mortimer; Right: Beauford Deleveaux; Rear: Kenth Deveaux Photo 3 Front Row beginning left: Mr. Antonio Stubbs, Sr. VP, Ms. Tanya Ranger/Technical Associate, Mr. Carl. R. Culmer/Sr. Manager, Business Systems, Mr. Patrick Goodridge/Technical Associate, Mr. Dale Knowles, VP-Network Services. Back Row beginning left: Mr. Leonardo Armbrister/Sr. Associate, Mr. Gilbert Rolle, Ms. Nerissa Thompson/Technical Associate, Mr. Tyrone Cunningham/Technical Associate.Business Systems Department HonoursOUTSTANDING EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH

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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 21, NOVEMBER 1st, 2006 Rage Comes Fourth in Eleuthera RegattaThe North Eleuthera Regatta was held on Harbour Island over the Discovery Day weekend, October 12-14. Competing against five other workboat sloops, the Aaco Rage sailed hard, but lost its title of top Class A boat that it won last year. Weather included a freak storm that delayed one of the races to a dead calm when nothing moved..See story on page 8. By Luzena The 2nd Annual Abaco International Bridal Extravaganza went off without a hitch. There were delegates from several Bahamian islands and ran from October 1921. The theme for this years show was The Abacos Signature Wedding It began with a welcome reception on October 19, which included a Fashion Show organized by Phillipa Farrington, followed by the welcome address by Jeritzan Outten, Director of Tourism for Abaco. The Bridal Show was officially opened by Kendy Anderson. According to Ms. Outten, this conference and general activity were designed to ensure that all persons involved in any aspect of international wedding planning and executing will benefit from the dynamics that will be available. A number of presentations were made on October 20 and Ms. Doris Nixon, a highly qualified wedding planner with over 50 years of experience and President of Weddings International, was the guest speaker and facilitator for the Bridal Show. Ms. Nixon imparted her knowledge, experience and wisdom to wedding planners. She spoke on why persons wish to become wedding plan-Professionals Coach Wedding PlannersSecond Annual Bridal Conference Highlighted Local Products Please see Bridal Page 2 It has been many years since so many pirates gathered together for a party. Snappas was the location of the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Clubs Pirates Ball on October 21. Shown here are Victoria Albury and Maria Silvester with two visitors. See story on page 18. Revellers Enjoyed the Pirates BallThe Duchess of Topsail is joining the fleet of freight boats serving Abaco. She came from Greece where she served as a freight, car ferry and passenger boat. She will remain out of service while renovations and painting are completed. She is owned and operated by Marsh Harbour Shipping Company Jace Everette and Tammy Cochran brought the sounds of Country Western music to Abaco in a concert at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on October 28. The Ministry of Tourism brought them here to film a promotional video for showing on the Great American Country Network. This was the first of three concerts that will be featured in videos for satellite television audiences. The next concert will be held at Treasure Cay on January 20. The first two concerts are without charge but a donation is requested. The third concert will require tickets and the proceeds will be donated to the wild horses of North Abaco.Concert Featured Country MusicBy Samantha V. Evans District Education Officer for Abaco, Rudolph Smith, was presented with four computers by the Junkanoo Committee earlier this month to be given to the Amy Roberts Primary Central Abaco Primary, Abaco Central High and S.C. Bootle High Schools. The computers, purchased by the Junkanoo Committee, were awarded because of the performance of these schools at the Junior Junkanoo Parade in December 2005 as they finished in first or second place. The committee hopes that the computers will help the schools to better meet the goal of providing quality education for the chil-Junkanoo Committee Gives Computers to Schools Please see Computers Page 18The Duchess Freight Boat Arrives

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Page 2 B The Abaconian November 1, 2006 P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph. 242-367-4962 www.landandsearealty.com E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com or leslie@landandsearealty.com Leslie Pinder Pelican Shores Lovely 3 Bedroom 3 bathroom home, 2900 sqft that sits on beautifully landscaped grounds of approx, 23,000 sq. ft. Comes completely furnished $875,000 Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed upstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. $315,000 High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $710,000 Pelican Shores 2 Prestigious WATERFRONT lots on Pelican shores with deep water frontage and street frontage, already cleared with high and flat elevation. Lots can be sold individually Lot 1 approx 10,000 sq. ft. $569,000 Lot 2 approx. 12000 sq. ft. This lot includes an inground swimming pool with landscaped area. $699,000 Exclusive, Call for Additional Info HIGH ROCK Beautiful waterfront home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, boat house and dock, fantastic views EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas www.landandsearealty.com Telephone : 242-367-4962E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com or leslie@landandsearealty.comIf We Dont Have It, We Will Find It!HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home, fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Lubbers Quarters, 2 car carport, central air, beautifully landscaped lot, Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above sea level CALL for INFO EXCLUSIVE 15 October 2006Marsh Harbour 2 Bed, 1 Bath Home on large lot. Fully furnished. Old Ballpark Rd. EXCLUSIVE NEW PRICE $175,000 Don MacKay Blvd. 2 buildings on 2 1/2 acres 1.3 million Exclusive Treasure Cay Carleton Landing Condos on the canal Call for info. Pelican Shores Elevated Lot on the Harbour. Great views Exclusive, Call for Info Casurina Point Lot $80,000.00 Bahama Palm Shores Lot in Section I Price $41,000 Regattas Units Rentals Daily, Weekly, Monthly Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081Aisle of Palm RealtyBrent Cartwright web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comPlease call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco Email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.com Maria Silvester Yellowwood hillside 1208 Hillside lot with great views of Cherokee and the mainland beaches and ocean looking south and views of Winding Bay. 1226 Two waterfront lots available in desirable harbourfront community in the heart of Marsh Harbour. Call for details15 Sep 06Tilloo Sea to Sea 1107 Great new price on over 3 acres of bay and oceanfront land. Unlimited possibilities.We are a small company, BIG on SERVICE Based on TRUST and HONESTYWatching Bay near Cherokee Sound offering lots starting at $45,000 Beach access for all lots. 1256 -New price on this fabulous 3/2 beachfront home. Great rental history and great views. 1248 Great Cistern hillside lot with great views of the Sea of Abaco. 28,000+ square feet. $65,000 1258 Scotland Cay beach lot Half acre beach lot ready for dream home. Over 100' of pristine beach 1272-Bahama Palm Shores Beachfront Lot. Best beachfront buy in Abaco $250,000 1189 Great Abaco Club home with dock and great views. Also has pool. 1278 Bahama Palm Lots starting at $14,000 in fast growing community. Beach access. Under Ccontract Under Ccontract Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 477-5292 375-8833 Great Guana Cay ners, the attributes of a great wedding planRichs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $170 $475 $790 26 Paramount $225 $675 $1100 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour Diamante Dental ClinicDr. J. Denise Archer D.D.S. Garnett Archer Mem. Bldg., Suite #6 P.O. Box AB 20579 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Website: www.diamantedental.com (appointments can be made online) Tel: 242-367-4968 Fax: 242-367-3001 Emergency 242-554-8327 Email: dentalspecialistabaco@yahoo.com Dr. Barry L. Russell November 17 of the Bahamas Orthodontic Center Orthodontics (Braces) Dr. Kendal Major November 15 Periodontics (gum disease) Implants Dr. J. Denise Archer Mondays Saturdays General Dentistry Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) available BridalFrom Page 1 ner and gave numerous examples of what could go wrong in a wedding and inventive ways of solving those mishaps. Other persons that made remarks were as follows: Don Conish, Abaco Tourist Office, spoke on the overview of the destination; Revis Rolle, Administrator for Central Abaco, spoke on the rules and regulations for obtaining a marriage license; Freda Madrisotti, Director for Weddings and Honeymoon for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, made remarks; Mr. Fetch of the Treasure Cay Beach Resort spoke about his resort and planning weddings for their guests; and Janet Albury, V.I.P. Services/International Wedding Specialist, told the delegates to educate themselves to be in a position to successfully aid couples, know the business that they are in, and to just be a wedding planner. There were a number of booths by persons and businesses displaying goods and services in reference to weddings from decorations, Ms. Doris Nixon, a highly qualified wedding planner, was the guest speaker at the Bridal Extravaganza held at Abaco Beach Resort on October 19-31. She was presented with flowers at the conclusion of the conference. Janet Albury from Freeport emphasized giving good service. photography, and wedding attire. The show was well attended, and already persons are looking forward to next years show.Abaco Is a Popular Wedding Location Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 B MARSH HARBOUR #3100WW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT Ten acre pennisula perfect for a marina or small development. Deep water with a dredged canal. $2,500,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com TILLOO CAY #2723 TILLOO DREAMWW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT on the Sea of Abaco 1 bed 1 bath cottage, 1.33 acre of land, access to the Atlantic, shared dock. $597,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #2516 CROSSWINDSSS SS SEAEA EAEA EA VV VV VIEWSIEWS IEWSIEWS IEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800 sq.ft. furnished family home with apartment, central A/C, generator, fresh water well. $820,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com MARSH HARBOUR #2818 HARBOUR HOUSEHH HH HARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT 2 acres, 200+ of protected deep water. 2,800 sq. ft. 4 bed, 3.5 bath home with excellent elevation. $1,950,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #1660 SERENITY HOUSEBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT E E E E ESTST STST ST AA AA A TETE TETE TE 290 ft. of sandy beach, modern 2 storey, 4 bed 4.5 bath 5,600 sq.ft. home on 2 expansive lots. $4,900,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com NORTH OF TREASURE CAY #2115 HILLTOP ESTATESWW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT 3 bed 2 bath home plus cottage, 60 ft. above sea level, 6 acres with hundreds of fruits trees.Price Reduced. $600,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com MARSH HARBOUR #1669II II INVESTMENT NVESTMENT NVESTMENT NVESTMENT NVESTMENT O O O O OPPORPPOR PPORPPOR PPOR TUNITYTUNITY TUNITYTUNITY TUNITY 3 duplexes, each with 2 bed 2 bath and 750 sq. ft. Separate furnished 1 bed cottage. $770,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.comTREASURE CAY #2887 SEAGRAPESBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT residence, professionally decorated 3 bed, 3.5 bath home enclosed beautifully landscaped property. $3,500,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #3079WW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT prime development. 4 acres, four 2 bed 2 bath cottages, pool. Potential as a marina /fishing lodge. $640,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817 PARROT POINTWW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT unique 4.96 acres, private marina, 2 bed 2 bath plus 1 bed 1 bath cottage. Electricity from mainland. $3,500,000.George.Damianos@SothebysRealty.com 242.362.4211 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #2934 SANDY SHORESBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT well-kept 3 bed, 2.5 bath home, elevator, panoramic views, spacious verandahs, with serene ambience. $1,700,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #3076 BEACH VILLA 715 BB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT cozy 2 bed, 2 bath villa. Magnificent beach, marina, golf and tennis nearby. Great vacation home or rental. $440,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.comwww.SIRbahamas.com TILLOO CAY #2724 HUNKALOOSS SS SEAEA EAEA EA TT TT T OO OO O S S S S SEAEA EAEA EA with dock on the Sea of Abaco with a 2 bed 2 bath home plus guest cottage on 2+ acres. $995,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #3073 MY ISLAND RETREATBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT 4 bed, 3 bath retreat, cathedral ceilings, wrap-around screened-in verandahs. Great views, great price. $1,300,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #3032 HOME SWEET HOMESS SS SPP PP P AA AA A CIOUSCIOUS CIOUSCIOUS CIOUS 2 bed 2 bath home with family room, fully furnished with A/C. Price Reduced. $250,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.comStan Sawyer c 242.477.5821 Laurie Schreiner t 242.367.5046 Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 Jane Patterson t 242.366.056911-01-06GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA YY YY Y WATERFRONT LOT overlooking Coco Bays harbour. with a dredged channel to an exisiting dock. #3031 $650,000. Contact Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 BB BB B AHAMA CAHAMA C AHAMA CAHAMA C AHAMA C OROR OROR OR AL ISLAL ISL AL ISLAL ISL AL ISL ANDAND ANDAND ANDLot 58, Block 11, Subdivision 1. #3351 $24,000.TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA YY YY YCanalfront lot on Galleon Bay Drive. #3071 $310,000. TREASURE CAY #3070 TRANQUILITYPP PP PEAEA EAEA EA CEFULCEFUL CEFULCEFUL CEFUL N N N N NEIGHBORHOOD EIGHBORHOOD EIGHBORHOOD EIGHBORHOOD EIGHBORHOOD very clean CBS 3 bed 3 bath with central A/C. Mature fruit trees in backyard. $235,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com CC CC CONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ININ ININ IN S S S S SECTIONECTION ECTIONECTION ECTION A,A, A,A, A, P P P P PAA AA A GEGE GEGE GE 3 3 3 3 3 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3361 SUMMER VIEWWW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT lot with dockage, 100 feet on the water with high elevation, eastside of Lubbers across from Tahiti Beach. $420,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com MARSH HARBOUR #3248 VILLA ESPANOLATT TT TRR RR R OPICOPIC OPICOPIC OPIC ALAL ALAL AL 4 bed, 3 bath island home. Extreme privacy, yet close to town. Spacious formal dining room and kitchen. $1,200,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com MARSH HARBOUR #3467 ABACO HOUSEBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT VILLASVILLAS VILLASVILLAS VILLAS each with spacious fully air-conditioned 3 bed 2 bath. Great views from wide verandahs. $835,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.2143 www.SIRbahamas.com UNDER CONTRACTTREASURE CAY #3072 Garden Villa 675 Charming 2 bed 2 bath one minute from Treasure Cay. Great rental opportunity or family retreat. Very private $300,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com UNDER CONTRACT

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Page 4 B The Abaconian November 1, 2006 Bahama Coral Island: 2 waterview lots $23,500@ Bahama Palm Shores: undeveloped lot $19,950. Dundas Town: sea view lot, near park $29,000. Great Cistern Cay: 3/2, waterfront w/dock $575,000. Guana Cay: hilltop w/ dockage $118,000 SALE PENDING Guana Cay: 7 acres sea to sea SALE PENDING Guana Cay: 2/2 cottage, sea to sea access $345,000. Leisure Lee: canal property SALE PENDING Sand Bank Creek: 3/2, new build, dock $375,000. Sand Bank Creek: one acre waterfront $98,000. Treasure Cay: 100 luxury beachfrontage $349,000. Turtle Rocks: view lot, beach access $58,800. Turtle Rocks: 2 one acre beachfront $208,500@ For Rent: 3/2, central, waterfront $3,250./monthPhone: (242) 367-0365 Cell: (242) 357-6638Abaco, Bahamas A Sandra Evans CompanyBill Thorndycraft & Sandra Evans www.AbacoAgent.comBy Mirella Santillo Ms. Olivia Patterson and Mr. Julian Lockhart joined the staff of Friends of the Environment in September. Mr. Lockhart, who arrived on Abaco in September from Nassau, is employed as Environmental Education Officer and will work with all the schools on Abaco, public and private, from Sandy Point to Fos Town, he explained. He will educate the school children through three programs that have been created specifically to awaken in them a consciousness of their environment The first consists in the building of artificial reefs balls made of concrete that will be deposited in the Mermaid Reef area off Marsh Harbour. Corals will be transplanted on these balls that will propagate and create new reefs, thus relieving the pressure on the existing ones. The idea is to teach children the importance of the reefs, their economical role for fishing and as a tourist attraction, the safety role they play in protecting the shores from erosion and their beauty. The second program will involve continuing tagging of fish with telemetry tags at the Cross Harbour Creek, a project already underway. The schools will be given telemetry tags that the children will have to find sponsors for (each tag costs $400). The tags will bear the name of the school sponsoring it and the tagged fish will be monitored by the students. This program is aimed at teaching children the importance of creeks in the life of fish. Creeks and marshes are nurseries for newly hatched fish, a place where they find food and are protected while growing and from where theyll migrate to the ocean. The third project will acquaint the students with the pine forest. They will learn the different species of animals that live in the forest and will go on bird watches. Mr. Lockhart, whose background is journalism, plans to meet with principals and social studies teachers of all the schools and discuss these programs. He said, I like Abaco so far. The people are friendly and open to what I will be doing. It is great to be working with scientists on interesting projects. It is nice to play a part in protecting Abaco and The Bahamas for future generations. Ms. Patterson, a marine biology graduate from the Florida Institute of Technology, has been involved with whale and dolphin research in Sandy Point with The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research since 2004. She will act as Program Coordinator for Friends of the Environment, assisting Mr. Lockhart with the artificial reef balls and the fish tagging. She will be assisting their the Friends educational programs and will also participate in a marine park planning project that will consists of improving and restoring the existing parks and planning new ones. Ms. Patterson is still actively involved with the Bahamas Marine Mammal project. The two jobs are flexible enough to allow my participation in both, she said But I really like my new position at Friends.Friends Has Two New Staff Olivia Patterson and Julian Lockhart Friends Educational officer, Julian Lockhart, is shown at Central Abaco Primary School explaining the need for protecting our environment. Friends has three projects that involve students so they have have a better understanding their environment. Projects Will Teach Students Environmental Protection Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously Maintained35% off all rentals through February 11 W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount$1295 23 Albury Bros$1015 22 Boston Whaler$ 945 20 Albury/Hydra$ 910 18 Privateer$ 665 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com Remember to Buckle UpMultiple Listing System What is MLS?A Multiple Listing System (MLS) allows participating Realtors to place their sellers homes on a database providing information to other licensed Realtors about these listings. This is greatly beneficial to the Seller as it is great exposure for your property. The MLS is quite important to the buyer as well. If your Realtor is a participating member of the MLS and is searching for suitable properties for you, this system is the best tool because your Realtor will have access to all properties listed by other members. Whether buying or selling make sure your Realtor is a member of the Multiple Listing Service of the Bahamas Real Estate Association, Abaco Chapter! The first MLS service in The Bahamas was launched on Abaco on October 1st and, to date, the participating members are: (Ruth) Anne AlburyTreasure Cay Real Estate Brent CartwrightAisle of Palm Realty Sandra EvansAbaco Waterfront Properties Chris FarringtonColdwell Banker Ed & Cindy NewellAbaco Estate Services Jane PattersonDamianos Realty Everett PinderTreasure Cay Real Estate Chris & Molly RobertsBahamas Realty Abaco Marcellus RobertsTreasure Cay Real Estate June RussellGraham Real Estate Mailin SandsColdwell Banker Laurie SchreinerDamianos Realty Stan SawyerDamianos Realty Maria SilvesterAisle of Palm Realty Kerry SullivanDamianos Realty Elaine ThompsonAbaco Real Estate Bill ThompsonAbaco Real EstateAbaco Chapter The Bahamas Real Estate Association

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 B Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660Showing Integrity Every DayOnly minutes from Marsh Harbour & Elbow Cay, there are two 80 x 125 choice lots available. Identical in size & price, both lots can boast picturesque sunsets, & views of the Sea of Abaco. There is soon to be dockage close by. Roads are in great condition, & this desirable location is walking distance from the local restaurant. Tahiti Beach is a skiff ride across. Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters #2200 & #2201 $70,0002 lots available each lot priced atCharming Bahamian Cottage sleeps 8 people. This property is a boaters delight within mins of Elbow Cay, w/ own large dock, Green Bananas is situated on a magnificant beach overlooking The fishing cut of Tilloo. It has 1 master bed, & a 10ft area that sleeps 6 & a smaller day bed in the living area. Fully furnished. Enjoy the Grand covered deck with a built in bar for entertaining. #2147 $833,000Green Bananas Cottage Lubbers Quarters14 +/acres. 330 feet of secluded beach front, 70 ft elevations, fruit trees, lush landscaping, small cottage with separate "snore box", a stones throw away from the world famous "Abaco Club". Winding roads throughout the property. Little Harbour 2 miles to the north. A developers paradise. Sits on a double lot with over 150 canal frontage. Hardy panel exterior, concrete base, Very well constructed. The interior needs to be completed to new the owners specifications. 10ft ceilings, large walk-in master closet. Decking out back, very private. 1 floor, no garage. brand new, never lived in. This is the Bone Fishing Capital of Abaco #2226 $462,000Casuarina PointThere are 6 available, 1/2 Acre lots w/ own dock slip. All of these lovely homesites come w/ full access to the facilities of Ekali Estates. This includes, magnificent oceanfront, own dock slip in brand new marina,lush landscaped grounds & pool.$220,000 Vacant Lots18th Century Historic Man O War Cottage Hilltop corner lot & is just a 2 min walk to the beach.This classic historic loyalist cottage is complete w/ modern amenities including AC & an updated kitchen. 2 bed, 1 bath & a loft that can accommodate up to 4 people or 6 kids. Excellent views of Man O War harbor. Room for further development. EXCLUSIVE LISTINGSSpectacular ocean views from this choice hilltop location. Ideal for a subdivision, on rapidly growing Lubbers Quarters, 15,190 sq. ft of lush terrain, this immense acreage will give a great return on investment. A must see, as this location is in great demand. Ocean View Subdivision White Sound #1946 $300,000 #1955 $7,500,000Little Harbour Winding BayCall for an appointment today. To view all of our Bahamas Listings go to www.grahamrealestate.com Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0100 Cell: (242) 357-6819 Fax: (242) 367-0099 june@grahamrealestate.comJune E. Russell, BRIHope Town (242) 366-0601 Cell: (242) 554-9429 Fax: (242) 366-0602 patti@grahamrealestate.comPatti Love, Realtor NOW SUBDIVIDED INTO AN OCEANFRONT COMMUNITY WITH EXISTING HOMES FOR SALEThe Main House on 2 levels is Ekali, a beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath house. The Guest Quarters boast another 2 bed, 2 bath w/ full kitchen, open dining & sitting room. Just outside the lovely French doors on the sea side is a spacious deck. The existing 60ft dock is included with this property. $1,600,000 Set back on a hill Kashmir House is a unique home that offers a view of the ocean from every room. This very attractive, well built home sits at the center of the estate & is constructed with aluminum & hurricane proof glass. $1,300,000 Alcantara I & Alcantara II are 2 identical 4 bed, 4 bath homes, built using the best craftsmanship. Alcantara I & II sit on very high, solid concrete bases, overlooking the entire estate with an excellent view of the Bay of Abaco from the wrap around porch. $1,400,000 Ekali by The Seas a magnificent commercial property consisting of 5 upscale villas & 1 cozy cottage. Ekali lies in a lush tropical setting with beautifully landscaped gardens on the Sea of Abaco Now you can be a part of this idyllic community by the sea. Call Patti Love today to find out more about this exciting investment opportunity!Ekali by The Sea Ekali by The Sea Man O War Cay #3263 $375,000

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Page 6 B The Abaconian November 1, 2006 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 844-5387 M/V Legacy c/o Palm Beach Steamship 158 B East Port Road Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Ph./Fax: (242) 393-4371 Western End Potters Cay Dock Nassau, New ProvidenceServing Marsh Harbour and the Cays with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach Departing Palm Beach Weekly service* 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 We are pleased to present more students who are studying abroad, in Nassau, the United States and Canada. There are more students away which we have not listed. We would appreciate family members or friends calling us at 367-3202 or 367-2677 with their information. Shane Cash is in his third year at Ramapo College in New Jersey where he has a double major of history and education. He plans to return to Abaco to teach. He is also continuing to pursue his music interests. Shane is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy and is the son of Don and Carrie Cash from Hope Town. He was awarded a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. Charlotte Collins is in her second year at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is studying applied finance and accounting. Charlotte is the daughter of Jeff and Jane Collins of Marsh Harbour. She attended Forest Heights Academy where she was salutatorian the year she graduated. Michelle Rees is in her last year at the Florida Institute of Technology where she is studying ocean engineering. Michelle is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Rees of Casuarina Point and is a graduate of Lincoln Park Academy in Fort Pearce, Florida. She is on an academic scholarship. She is a Resident Assistant this year. Raymonde Saintil is completing her second year of a two-year nursing program at Hesston College in Hesston,Kansas. Raymonde is a daughter of Raymond and Elisemane Saintil of Hope Town. She was awarded a scholarship by Abaco Pathfinders. Malisa Singh is in her second year at City College in New York where she is studying accounting. Malisa is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and is the daughter of Partop and Gaulty Singh of Marsh Harbour. She is receiving a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. Royal Palm 3 BR, 3 BA furnished $553,500 UNDER CONTRACT Steiner House, Treasure Cay Road 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA $809,000 UNDER CONTRACT Royal Palm 2 BR, 2 BA Marina front condo, fully furnished, with boat slip. Tropical decor $575,000 Helen's Point, Galleon Bay Waterfront 4 BR, 3 BA Home, Sea of Abaco views $1,388,000 Galleon Bay Road Homesite overlooking Treasure Cay Marina $405,000 Atlantis 2BR, 2BA Canal front condo with 14 wide boat slip. Completely redone with furnishings. $549,000 Beach Villa 685 2 BR, 2 BA, steps away from pool and beach $275,000 Razzall House, Treasure Cay Beach 4BR, 3BA Oceanfront, fully furnished with excellent rental history. $1,735,000.00 Parker Place, Galleon Bay, spacious 4BR Waterfront home with beautiful Sea of Abaco views. $995,000.000 Treasure House, Oceanfront 2 BR, 2 BA Island decor top-sider villa overlooking gigantic lagoon pool $579,000.00 Royal Palm 2 BR 2 BA on marina with beautiful furnishings and boat slip. $562,000.00 NEW LISTING. Bahamas: 242-477-5056 242-365-8467 USA: 843-290-2254 843-278-0277 Fax: 242-365-8508 843-785-5528 Email:jic@oii.net ww.johncashrealty.comJohn Cash, B.R.I., C.R.S. Licensed Real Estate Broker Certified Residential SpecialistPO Box 22212 Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamas15 October 2006Colin Swain is in his second hear at Seneca College in King City, Ontario where he is studying environmental landscaping. Colin is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and is the son of Cathy and Colley Swain of Dundas Town. Combining the best of both the 2 and 4-Stroke worlds, the new 1.5 Litre OptiMax delivers low-emissions technology with 2-Stroke performance.Up to 45% better fuel economy Lighter than 4-StrokesPh : 242-367-2326 l 367-5960115 ll ll l 90 ll ll l 75The 1.5L OptiMax Frank Knowles Hope Town 242-375-8655 Donna Darville Marsh Harbour 242-367-SOLD (7653)Find Your Paradise withThe Abaco Real Estate Specialists!donna@paradisebahamas.com frank@paradisebahamas.comFeatured Properties Marsh Harbour triplex in town, walking distance to restaurants, shops. Immaculate condition. All units rented. $465,000 MOTIVATED SELLER! Restaurant for sale Great location on main road with sea views! Property for sale as well. Call today for details. Waterfront acreage overlooking Winding Bay Breath-taking views of the Atlantic. $625,000 Lubbers Quarters Hilltop seaview lots starting from $45,000 Great investment! Bahama Coral Island Interior lot $18,000 Shop our lisings online atwww.ParadiseBahamas.comNew Exclusives Heather Weatherford is in her second year of college at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida where she is majoring in nursing. Heather is the daughter of Ray and Pam Weatherford of Man-O-War Cay. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy.More Students Are Studying Abroad

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 B Bahama Palm Shoresvacant lot,approx.1/4 acre in size,US$30,000.00 (UNDER CONTRACT) *Long Beachvacant lot,1/4 acre in size, be ach access, $50,000.00 (REDUCED) Casuarina Pointvacant lot in quiet community, 10,000 sq.ft and situated across from the canal.-$80,000 *Sand Banks -Canal property, small home, mature fruit trees. Very private. Lots also available Call for details. *Bahama Coral Islandvacant property in Bahama Coral Island, financing available-Call for details. November 1st ,2006Green Turtle Cay-#5191 Luxurious 5bed/4bath home located on 2.5 mile sandy beach. Wrap around verandas. Offered at $2,500,000-Call Chris .Bahama Palm Shores -#5670 3 bed, 4,876 sq ft island home on 2 acre lot with 220 of beachfront, generator and pool. $995,000.00Call Mailin .Green Turtle Cay-#5532-2 bed/2 bath beach house on Bita Bay. Central A/C, fully equipped kitchen & much more. Great rental history Offered at $1,200,000.00 Call Chris Yellowwood -#5427Incomplete 1bed/1bath home comprises 24,621 sq ft. Built of wood & durable cement siding. $135,000.00-Call Mailin Yellowwood-2H-# 548437,368 sq.ft., featuring 184 on the Atlantic rocky shoreline, minutes away from Cherokee Sound and Winding Bay. $275,000.00 Call Mailin Green Turtle Cay-1.6 acre beachfront lot located on the most beautiful beach on the island. Approx. 130 on the beach and 560 deep. $850,000 Call Chris NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Guana Cay-#5734 Prime vacant beachfront property running 78 on the Atlantic & comprises approx. 18,350 sq.ft. Call Mailin MAGNIFICENT ACREAGE"Pascoe House4.673 acre property comprises approx. 600 ft of harbour front in the prestigious Pelican Shores area and features a deep water dock. The 2-bed, 1.5-bath Pascoe House has 2,500 sq ft of living space with the living room and patio commanding gorgeous harbour views.The property includes a 2 bed/2 bath guest cottage with porch, a 1 bed/1 bath cottage, dock house, one car garage and generator house.Beautifully landscaped garden. US$4,500,000-Call Mailin .ManjackCay -10 acres sea to sea. Beautiful beachfront at both sides. & protected anchorage. Great development property Offered at $2,000,000.00 Call one of our agents today. .Man-O-War Cay # 5509 3bed/ 3bath, two story home near Atlantic Ocean. Upstairs loft, 17.5 KW generator, outdoor patios, basement,manicured lawn. $750,000.00-Call Mailin .Leisure Lee-#5366 -3bed, 2bath 1,600 sq ft home with extensive wrap around screened porch and central A/C. Beach access. $295,000.00 Call Mailin Man-O-War Cay-#5451-Two cottages, both with 2 bds/2 bths, on 16,000 sq. ft. of waterfront property. 60,000 gallon cistern, and 15KW generator. $1,100,000.00 Call Mailin .Green Turtle Cay -#5347 -An island dream! 2 bed/2 bath beachfront home has a private dock and dredged channel. Offered at $2,300,000.00Call Chris www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Chris Farrington, BRI Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Ph# 242-365-4695 chris@coldwellbankerbahamas.com Lee Pinder Cherokee Sound, Abaco Ph# 242-366-2053 lee@coldwellbankerbahamas.com 100 Years. Millions of Dreams.Find Yours Here Leisure Lee-#5739 A lovely 3 bed, 2 bath canal front home. Features 57 dock and over 17,000 sq.ft of property.$950,000Call Mailin .Yellowwood Creek Lot 19K -1.470 acre parcel, runs approx. 365 on the Atlantic rocky shoreline. -$399,000 Lot 19L and 19M -both lots comprise 1.171 acres and feature stunning views of the Atlantic.-$299,000 each All three of these lots boast great elevations. Yellowwood is a few minutes away from Cherokee Sound, Little Harbour and Winding Bay.-Call Mailin Turtle Rocks-Multi family lot, 27,507 sq.ft., power & cable to boundary, beach access, $85,000.00 Call Claudius .Bahama Palm Shores -#5742Beachfront lot comprises 83,842sq.ft-200 stretches across a powder white sand beach. Electricity in place. $550,000.00-Call Mailin .Treasure Cay-#5740 Beachfront 2 bed/2bath villa with a "Lagoon" style swimming pool. Offered at $636,000 Call Chris. Mailin Sands Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph.# 242-367-2992 mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.comREDUCEDGreen Turtle Beach House #5777-3 bed/3 bath w/ loft upstairs ,2 bed/1bath below. Wrap around porches, generator, water maker, central A/C. 1.6 acres. Offered at $1,850,000.00 -Call Chris Sweetings Village -# 5779-Newly built triplex, CBS, each unit is 2bed/2bath,cental AC, backup generator, hurricane shutters. Phone & cable TV installed. Sits on 9,200 sq.ft. lot. GREAT INVESTMENT! CALL TODAY Offered at $635,000.00 Call Mailin Lubbers-#5617-Vacant lot comprises 10,094 sq.ft and is one lot in from the Sea of Abaco. Offered at $110,000.00-Call MailinUNDER CONTRACT

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Page 8 B The Abaconian November 1, 2006 Abaco Real Estate Agency Abacos Oldest and Most Experienced Real Estate AgencyTelephone : (242) 367-2719 GUANA CAY GUANA BEACH FRONTLarge beach front lot 300 yards NE of Nippers $525,000 gross2 / 2 HOUSE IN SETTLEMENTGreat location 150 yards to beach next to Batelco & School, 21,000+ lot nice 2 / 2 house, $585,000 grossSEA SHORE VILLAS3 Town Houses; 2 B, 1.5 bath, Living & Dining room, full kitchen, tv, vcr, cd player, satellite, all central a/c, pool, deck & Gazebo. Fully furnished. l Gift Shop l Laundry l Storage lMarina, Exclusive Listing by Appointment only. B$2,900,000HARBOUR VIEW HAVENTop floor; 2 Bd w/ Queen Beds, 1 bath, one single room with futon,kitchen, living room, Dining room, balcony. One single unit, 1 bd, 1 bath & futon. Central A/C, T.V. Satellite, VCR, & CD Player, Ground floor; 1 bd w/ Queen bed, 1 bath, ground floor office, Cistern 48,000 gallon. SUNRISE COTTAGE 2 Bd 2 bath, fully equipped kitchen, Central A/ C., Satellite TV., CD PlayerExclusive Listing by Appointment only : B$1,500,000, 3 VACANT LOTS Located in settlement next to Batelco 1) 8251 sq. ft. 2) 7922 sq. ft. $160,000 each 3) 7593 sq. ft. HOPE TOWN / LUBBERS HOPE TOWN50 waterfront 300 deep in Hope Town Harbour on Back Creek $570,000 grossLUBBERS 2 acres 115 waterfront $600,000 gross New Abaco Ocean Club LUBBERS Lots 39 & 40 $99,000 gross each CHEROKEEWATCHING BAY, CHEROKEE New Subdivision, limited number of investor lots available. Interior lots from $50,000 Ocean view lots from $190,000 grossYELLOW WOOD CREEK 1.17 Acre Hilltop lot Winding Bay Oceanviews $300,000 Gross SOUTH ABACO OLD KERR 2 miles south of Bahama Palm Shores 10.8 acres, Great elevations $165,000 gross BAHAMA PALM SHORES 4 Interior lots from $25,000 MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL LOT near Spooners Dept. Store $150,000 REGA TTAS OF ABACO 4 2/2 fully furnished Units 203, 302, & 303 $315,000 each SUNRISE BAY only 6 lots remain in this beautiful subdivision from $184,000 CROSSING BEACH AREA 3/4 acre 138 waterfront $365,000 SWEETINGS VILLAGE 6 residential lots available from $55,000 CENTRAL PINES Lot #227 $30,000 EASTERN SHORES LOOKOUT HOUSE $1,750,000Contact Bill Thompson 477-5712 Lil Bill Albury or Elaine Thompson ABACO REAL ESTATEP.O.Box AB20404, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : (242) 367-2719 ll ll l Fax (242) 367-2359 www.abacobahamas.com1st November, 2006SOUTH-WIND PELICAN SHORES 34,385 sq. ft. with 175 on the road and 40 on the water (duck pond) with a very private protected dock. 1960s style 3/2 house and small guest cottage. This property has great potential in exclusive and much desired Pelican Shores. B$809,000 grossLONG BEACHLot 73 $29,500, Lot 126 $35,900 Lot 316 & 418 $50,000 each Lot 373 & 374 $79,000 each, $140,000 for both Lot 384 $79,000 Lot 408 & 409 -$102,000 each, $185,000 for both CONTACT : BILL THOMPSON : 242-367-2719Guana Cay 1 VACANT LOT NEW PRICE 10,400+ sq. ft.lot with great views, near Boat Harbour $109,000P.O.Box AB20404, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : (242) 367-2719 l Fax: (242) 367-2359 l www.abacobahamas.com MALONE HOME 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home 50,730 sq. ft. lot with 130 ft of protected waterfront. Located on the water between the settlement & Blue W ater Grill. Generator house w/ standby generator and r/o water system. Must be seen to be appreciated. By appointment only. B$2,150,000 GUANA CAY By Rebecca Burg Were looking to take it, said Dr. Philip McPhee about his bright yellow classA sloop Red Hot Thunderbird, from Andros. Thunderbirds team hoped to take the top title from current regatta champion, Abaco Rage, from Hope Town, Elbow Cay. Class-A and class-B Bahamian sloops arrived from around the islands to compete for top honors in the North Eleuthera Regatta, October 12-14, 2006. Harbour Islands Bay Street became a glittering festival with music, bright decor, food vendors and family activities. Meanwhile, sailing crews prepared themselves and their vessels for two days of vigorous competition. By Friday morning, the class-B fleet assembled in the bay. Facing a light, southerly breeze, nine little sloops posted themselves behind the starting gate. They had to start, sails down, from an anchored position. Boats slyly trying to settle ahead of the line were prodded backwards until all racers seemed satisfied. The races official start was a mad scramble as sailors shouted commands, hauled anchors and raised sails. Left behind in the fray, Cobra made no forward momentum when her crew hauled in an empty anchor line, the anchor still stuck in the bottom. The sleek, red Heath Cliff swerved to one side when a crew member had to hastily conduct repairs on the port side rigging. Recovering, the sloop dashed into the middle of the tight group. Larry Bastian, owner of Heath Cliff, from Andros, has won numerous class-B regattas in the past. The sloop was lovingly built by Larrys uncle in 1989. You forget the world when youre out there, Larry says, describing the silent grace and thrill of using only the wind to skim across the sea. Starboard! Shouted from the New Susan Chase, from Long Island, as she played a windy gust and prodded Lady Nathalie, from Acklins, into a tack. Closely matched, the two covered each other as they rushed toward the mark. Endeva led the pack and was hotly pursued by Barbarian from Acklins. By the third leg, Passion, (N.P.) was working hard to steal wind from Cobra while Ansbacker Queen, (Acklins) briefly scuffled with Lady Nathalie in a light air skirmish. After energetic shouts and hand-shaking, the boats were untangled and trying to play keep away with each other. New Susan Chase continued to shuffle with Lady Nathalie, the two swapping positions with each other all along the race course. Cobra skidded into a pocket of calm air, her sails drooping as she lost ground. The light, shifty conditions were a constant challenge to all. For today, Endeva, from Crooked Island, stole the show and there was only one more day for the class-B sloops to settle the score. By early Friday afternoon, the class-A race teams prepared for take-off. I couldve made a crawfish salad, said Colyn Ole Mutton, a crewman on Abaco Rage and volunteer cook for the team. The Rage crew took time for lunch before heading out into the bay. Sailing toward the start, Rage toyed with the light and shifty winds, working to find her stride. Thats coming toward us! said mainsheetman Wellington Pinder. The crew glanced toward the north. Sun blotted out, a dark line of clouds had formed. An ominous, sudden wind shift caught Rage by surprise and several crew members on the pries were dunked into the sea. Soggy, but unharmed, P.G. and Pete scrambled back onboard. Eager to compete, but uncertain about the sky, the class-A sloops paced the bay and strutted in front of their rivals. A black squall closed in. In a frenetic retreat, the boats began rushing back to the docks. Silent Partner, from Exuma, struggled with a stuck and flailing jib. A chase boat came to the rescue. In a flash, a blinding curtain of rain swept toward the activity. Drop the main! cried Rage skipper, Jeff Gale. With no time to dash into the safety of a slip, Rage anchored out. Both sails were tied down and hatches closed just as the rain overcame the sloop. Despite the squalls sudden arrival, the vessels and crews were unharmed. Well, maybe Ill have time to dive up crawfish, Colyn mused, already planning dinner for the Rage crew. The storm quickly faded, the rain and dark skies breaking up. Once again a bright sun shone through the steamy tropical air. Lets go, said a crewman from Red Hot Thunderbird. Weve got some boats to kick! Not to be deterred, the class-A sloops dashed right back into the battle field. Abaco Rage led the fleet over to the starting line. Every ting to starboard, instructed the committee boat. Heads up! The race official waved his hat. The games began. A light-wind brawl ensued as crews raced for the lead. New Southern Cross, a five-yearold sloop built by Clement Fox to replace the original 1977 Southern Cross, jumped into the lead. Abaco Rage, Pieces of Eight (Ragged Island), Silent Partner, Red Hot Thunderbird and Lucayan Lady (Freeport) vied for the top class-A title. The winds eased, but somehow the boats managed to keep sailing. Rage gybed to find a better breeze and ended up drifting backwards. The water was so flat that the seabed could easily be seen. We could swim alongside and look for crawfish, Colyn joked. Or conch, Scott offered. Maybe we could lasso a conch and have it tow us, joked another, good humor saving the Abaco Rage crew from the frustration of a calm weather set-back. The race course was shortened and the class-A sloops managed to crawl back to the docks before sunset. New SouthernRage Comes Fourth in Eleuthera Please see Rage Page 18Funeral Services Funeral Services Funeral Services Funeral Services Funeral Services were held for Daryl AndrDaryl Andr Daryl AndrDaryl Andr Daryl Andr ew Foxew Fox ew Foxew Fox ew Fox, age 34, on October 7th, 2006, in Freeport, Grand Bahamas Daryl was predeceased by his grandmothers: Veronica Virginia Fox Walton and Elside Adella Thompson. Left to cherish his precious memories are his parents: Carl Bradley and Chyrel Kay Fox; brother; Brad, sister;Karla, grandfather Percy Thompson; Aunts and Uncles; Ross and Dianna Cash, Curtis and Clio Sands, Steve and Betty Bethel, Frank and Ivy Russell, Lowell and Eleanor Albury, Steve and Levon Albury, Dan and Charlene Thompson, Mike and Joyce Thompson, Scott and Nancy Thompson, Tommy and Renee Thompson, numerous cousins and other relatives and friends with special mention of Karl Albury. In lieu of flowers,donations were sent to the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama.

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 B BRIGANTINE BAY Goombay House 2 storey canal front octagon home located on 2 lots (fenced in). Upstairs includes master bed with ensuite bath, den / optional bedroom, guest bedroom, bath, open kitchen / dining / living room, wrap around deck with screened porch. Downstairs storage, parking, workshop / utility. Dock with boat lift. $922,500 WINDWARD BEACH ROAD Darnell House REAL PACKAGE DEAL Canal front home fully furnished, vacant beach front lot, car / golf cart / 23 boat. Well planned home has 3 bedrooms / 3 bath, including master suite with 2 guest bed rooms, den, open livingroom, dining, kitchen, utility room, screened-in porch on canal side, large garage and covered carporte/breezeway, landscaping with fenced section. MUST SEE $1,284,000 WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES Bahama Sunset Canal front two storey CBS home with 141 ft. water frontage with dock. Upper level has living / dining / kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite bath, den / optional bedroom and bath, and large covered dock. Downstaris 1 bed / 1 bath / living also large garage / workshop. Unique property with fantastic sunset view as well as sunrise ocean view. $1,107,000 ROCK POINT Pilot House special unique location with a commanding, enviable view of the Sea of Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/ frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths, large living/ dinning/ open kitchen; lower level 1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat garage. $1,160,000 + 7.5 closing 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! $400,000 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts Sales Associate Everett Pinder(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax Treasure 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: info@treasurecayrealestate.comMember NEW STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and stuff. Starting at $25,000 CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS 1. CARLETON LANDING Newest opportunity Canal front condo and cottage units with available boat slips Starting at $680,000 +14%closing 2. PALM BAY Townhouse units in protected harbour with boat slips Phase One SOLD OUT Phase Two COMING SOON 3. THE COTTAGES Now the newest oceanfront development on Treasure Cay beach com prising individual luxury units Starting at $725,000 + 14% closing 4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / onsite pool and many other features Starting at $742,500 Plus 14% closing ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool 3 bed / 3 bath upper end unit, 12 wide slip with boat lift, includes golf cart. $553,500 2 bed / 2 bath lower unit, 16 wide slip, includes golf cart and 22 boat $553.500 TREASURE HOUSE Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool/ waterfall Unit #7 Octagonal two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home. Good rental potential. $636,000 + 7/ 5% closing BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Resale condos available in first completed project. Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES. Upstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den / optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully furnished. $882,000 Upstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den / optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully furnished with many extra features including garage and Jeep Renegade. $900,000 VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE Ocean front properties Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. Sand Piper Beach Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 Canal Front Beginning at $264,500 Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded Beginning at $267,000 Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $50,000 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 1 Lower unit 2 bed / 2 bath, 15 wide boat slip, includes car. Newly decroated. MUST SEE $500,000 Bldg 4 Downstaris end unit 2 bed / 2 bath, totally redone, 12 wide slip $435,600 ROYAL POINCIANA Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and tennis 2 bed / 2 bath downstairs end unit with wrap-around deck. Never rented. Fully and tastefully furnished. Special must see unit. $738,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 2 bed / 2 bath, end unit, extra features, never rented $212,000 OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Special garden location near pool, 2 bed / 2 bath. Great rental unit with many repeat guests $369,000 Second row beach with direct ocean access. Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special features. MUST SEE $553,500 SANDPIPER BEACH Lacey Daze Hard to beat the layout and location of this special CBS home. Ocean front with patio access are living / dining / kitchen / den (optional bedroom) / master bedroom with ensuite bath. Other rooms include guest bedroom and bath, powder room, double gargage and utility / workshop area in addition to private 1 bedroom efficiency apartment. Many features. MUST SEE. $2,337,000 LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Trident/Turquoise Seas You cannot be more on the beach than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with widows walk. WOW! $2,500,000 + 7.5% closing Cross Winds Split level CBS home extra large lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! $868,000 + 7.5% closing SOLD UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACTBy Mirella Santillo An additional group of Bakers Bay employees underwent a week of training through the Bahama Host program, a practical and psychological program whereby employees are reminded of certain guidelines to follow while working in the service industry and are taught historical and geographical knowledge about The Bahamas. They also are confronted with the reasons for doing the job they have chosen and their goals in life. Two speakers coached the group which consisted of approximately twenty employees. For some of them, it was the second week of training since they already attended a seminar at Friendship Tabernacle from September 11th to the 15th Ms. Valerie Carpenter, an Industry Training Department Manager with the Ministry of Tourism in Nassau, was the instructor for most of the training. She discussed the importance of establishing reachable, specific goals in life. She approached the subject of recognizing the value of customers and dealing with irate customers. Ms. Denise Forbes, with the Department of Marine Resources took part in two sessions of training. On Wednesday, September 20th, she talked about handling complaints and instructed the students about the fauna of The Bahamas. On the last day, she reminded the audience about the code of ethics in the work place. Ms Forbes works parttime for the Ministry of Tourism in the Bahama Host program. At the end of the five day session, the employees were being quizzed on what they had learned.BahamaHost Trains Bakers Bay EmployeesEmployees of Bakers Bay took the BahamaHost course to learn better client relations. The course includes detail about the flora, fauna, geography and history of The Bahamas. They are shown here studying their material.

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Page 10 B The Abaconian November 1, 2006 www.erabahamas.com YELLOWOODExtraordinary hilltop property offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean, creeks and the Abaco Club at Winding Bay.Motivated Seller. #13474Price: $85,000www.erabahamas.com WATCHING BAYSituated on 8 acres offering 250 feet of Watching Bay beachfront. 90 foot elevations and 35 foot dunes. One of a kind. #13482 Price: $2,185,000 SAND BAR AT CHEROKEEGreat potential for expansion, 2 acres of pristine waterfront property small villa & restaurant buildings. Spectacular views. #13088$2,455,000Visit our website today! D D u u p p u u c c h h R R e e a a l l E E s s t t a a t t e e Marsh Harbour Office POBox AB 20340, Abaco, The Bahamas Tel.: (242) 367-0288 Fax: (242) 367-0289 e-mail: jamesanddonna@erabahamas.com CASUARINA POINT Canal front lot with ocean access in quiet community. Water, electricity, cable and phone ready. Price $80,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Beautiful seaside community interior lots available with electricity/phones. Starting from $25,000 SAND BAR Lots with spectacular views of ocean and sound. Good value lots, fantastic potential for development. Price $169,000 LUBBERS QUARTERS Own a peice of paradise. Two lots located on beautiful, secluded island. Electric/phone available. Each $48,000 LUBBERS QUARTERS Gorgeous waterfront lot available on nice secluded island with electricity/telephone available. Price $299,000 BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND Nice homesite in growing community just North of Marsh Harbour. Starting from $16,000 LEISURE LEE Interior lots available with great coppice growth and within easy walking distance of beautiful, peaceful beach. Price$49,950 CHEROKEE SOUND Extraordinary property boasting scenic ocean views, located in a quiet private area with 1/2 acre lots available. Price $189,000 RED BAY Over 12 acres with deepwater, shoreline, great elevation and views of the Sea of Abaco and the outer Cays. Price $495,000 01 November 06 GREEN TURTLE CAY1.5 acres on gorgeous ocean beach with 135 feet of frontage and great elevations. This is the last available peice in this area. #2809Price: $820,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES BEACHFRONTComfortable island style 3 bed, 3 bath home on one acre of property. Enjoy an afternoon on the deck overlooking the azure blue Atlantic Ocean.100 of gorgeous beachfront. Come relax & enjoy the Bahamian lifestyle at its best. #13180 Price: $580,000 CASUARINA POINTTwo storey waterfront 4 bed, 2 bath home situated on 120 of sea walled property. Boaters dream. Boat/car storage, boat ramp. #13312 Price: $590,000 LITTLE HARBOUR HOMEComfortable CBS 2 bed, 2 bath home situated on approximately 4 acres with 135 beachfront and 70 elevations. Nicely landscaped with fruit trees. Enjoy sitting on the deck with views of the ocean sunrise and sunsets on Yellowood Creek. Garage, generator house, cabana with BBQ deck. #13495 Price: $1,450,000 LITTLE HARBOURLovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath home overlooking the harbour and channel entrance of Little Harbour. Small private dock. Walking distance to beaches, fishing and dining. Steps from Petes Pub and the Museum. #13494 Price: $870,000REDUCED PRICE NEW LISTING BAHAMA PALM SHORESLovely 4 bed, 4 bath furnished home sitting on 1/2 an acre in a quiet safe community. #13403Price: $435,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESNice 3 bed, 2 bath CBS home. The property is enclosed and landscaped with a secluded garden area. #2837Price: $350,000 CASUARINA POINTNice 4 bed, 4 bath furnished on gorgeous beachfront with views of the Atlantic. Generator, cable, phone, fenced, deck, turnkey! #2818 Price: $580,000 MURPHY TOWN HOMECute 2 bedroom, 1 bath home sits on a large parcel of land that can be subdivided and developed with multi family zoning. Nicely landscaped yard. Plenty of room for expansion. This size property is hard to find! #13475 Price: $350,000REDUCED PRICE NEW LISTING NEW LISTING REDUCED PRICE

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 B YOUR FIRST CHOICE IN BAHAMIAN REAL ESTATE GUANA CAY CASUARINA POINT BAHAMA PALM SHORES LYNYARD CAY GUANA CAY GUANA CAY CROSSING ROCKS BAKERS HEIGHTS BAHAMA PALM SHORES PELICAN SHORES TREASURE CAY BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND MARSH HARBOUR#10181. Nestled in the heart of the settlement, this super home is surrounded by lush specimen foliage, a winter garden and well maintained lawns. The main living area on the second story encompasses a wide open living/dining space, 2 bedrooms and one bath. The ground floor features a guest bedroom, abth, laundry room and storage. Enjoy panoramic views from the widows walk and porches. $375,000. #562299. Bright and sunny, lovely new 3/2 family home just steps to the beach. 1,472 s.f. of living space, tile floors, crown moulding, sturdy concrete construction. Perfectly suited for family or retirement home $375,000. #10202: Gorgeous, generously-sized home site on Eight Mile Bay beach. Approx. .85 acres of nicely elevated land thickly treed with native hardwoods and coconut palms. Wonderful views, wide sugar sand beach. Bahama Palm Shores offers underground utilities, telephone and high speed Internet access. Also available adjoining .85 acre parcel for a grand total of 1.7 acres of prime beach front! $350,000. #9297: Bordering the Sea of Abaco with the Atlantic Ocean to the east, this expansive parcel boasts 77 fabulous acres, including high elevations, a pond, dense native coppice, numerous coconut palm trees and pristine white sand beaches. Serious inquiries only, please. #562354 NEW! GUANACAY. Gorgeous Atlantic Ocean front home site. Located adjacent to the Orchid Bay development and encompassing16,500 square feet with elevated rocky shore and beach. Densely vegetated with natural coppice and native trees, the property has great elevations up to 20 feet and more. $395,000. #9510: Greenland Bay. Gorgeous, unspoiled beach front, dazzling white sand, rolling grassland interior. Parcels encompass 100 to 200 feet on the beach, depth of +/-300. 30 miles south of Marsh Harbour. Only one parcel may be sold in each instance; the entire acerage is not offered a whole. Starting at $160,000. #562105. NEW! Prime development property located just 11 miles North of Marsh Harbour on Queens Highway. The property features lovely wooded rolling terrain with hills of up to 30in elevation. The convenient location midway between the hub of Abaco, Marsh Harbour and the resort at Treasure Cay, presents great potential for development. $1,360,000. #562332. Executive rental Spacious family home located on prestigious Pelican Shores. Three bedroom, three bath, exercise room, deck overlooking Fanny Bay. 2 car garage, openbeam ceilings. Long-term lease only, references, first, last and security required. Lease pricing on request. #562353.NEW! Treasure Cay. Lovely, over sized multi-family residential lot in popular Anchorage Estates. Close to beaches and all amenities the resort and community offer. Invest in the Future! $85,000. #9935. Lovely home site of approximately 10,000 sq.ft with high elevation and views of the sea on the west of Abaco and the South side. Conveniently located just 3 miles north of Marsh Harbour. Motivated seller! $24,000. #10350: Located on Guana Cay this small cottage presents a multitude of opportunities for the imaginative buyer. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, this property could transition well into a vacation or rental cottage. Situated in heart of the settlement, the cottage is just steps from ferry dock, amenities and attractions $160,000. #8928. Secluded 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Located directly across the lane from Eight Mile Bay and its gorgeous beach. Rooftop deck enjoys some of the best views in the area. Room to expand and put your personal touch to this promising home. $422,000 #562133: 3 bed 2 bath, solid well built house, fully furnished with all new appliances and cabinets. Country Cottage has decking off master bed with walk in closets, and covered back porch. Ideally located on quiet road, but close to amenitities of Marsh Harbour. Excellent investment for rental or permanent family home. $347,000. #562174: Green Cay is a nature lovers paradise. Situated just 1/2 mile off the west coast of Great Abaco Island, this tropical island offers seclustion, wildlife, fishing and all the beauty of island living. Perfectly suited for private retreat, bonefishing resort, etc $1,500,000.www.bahamasrealty.bs UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING! NEW PRICE! NEW LISTING! BUSTIC BIGHT Email : abaco@bahamasrealty.bsTelephone: (242) 367-3262 lFax (242) 367-3260These offerings are subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawn without notice1 November 2006 RENTAL LISTINGSCOMMERCIAL: Royal Harbour Village Office Space. Lovely second floor location, perfect for small office. Wood floors, all A/C. Ample parking, convenient area. Call for details. RESIDENTIAL: Royal Harbour Village apartment. Spacious 2 bed, 2 bath apartment. Furnished, tile floors, washer/dryer, harbour view, parking. References, first, last and security required. Call for details. UNDER CONTRACT

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Page 12 B The Abaconian November 1, 2006 OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636 E-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.oceanblueproperties.comSales, Rentals and Property ManagementON GREEN TURTLE CAY: Two story furnished home with outstanding views of Black Sound and Gillam Bay. 1.67 acres. Total three bedrooms; three baths; two kitchens/living/dining areas. Central A/C. Guest house with one bedroom and one bath. Two vehicles. 120 dock on hurricane sheltered Black Sound. Large porch and surrounding deck. $1.99 million, includes all closing fees. 190 water front 12,500 sq. ft. lot on Coco Bay. Dredged channel. Good elevation. $650,000 plus 7% to close. Beau Soleil immaculate, well appointed, furnished 2 story home on the beach overlooking all of White Sound. Total of three bedrooms; three baths; 2 kitchens/living/dining areas. All with water view. Central A/C. Garage. Shared private 120 dock with 6 m/w. Approximately 1/2 acre. $1.5 million (includes all closing costs.) New Listing! 19,175 sq. ft. lot within walking distance of two great beaches and a major resort. $201,300 with all closing costs in. New Listing! One half acre lot on Black Sound in hurricane sheltered area. Good dock site. Owner will finance. $595,000 with all closing costs in. Two bedroom two bath furnished home with enclosed porch, large deck, laundry room, and generator. New free-standing carport shelter. 1/4 acre. $485,000 with all closing costs in. New listing! 15,870 sq. ft. lot with views of and access to Atlantic Ocean. $250,000 inclusive of all closing costs. of beach front on Bight O Bay. One acre. Can build four homes with outlying buildings. $840,000 with all clsoing costs in. New listing! Mainland Abaco. Two deep water waterfront lots on Sea of Abaco. Approximately 18,000 sq. ft. each. Utilities available. $150,000 and $185,000 each with all closing costs in. New listing! Mainland Abaco. Ten acre parcel with 150 on Abaco Highway and water front on Angel Fish Creek. Near Fire Road. $325,000 with all closing costs in. SOLD Gillam Bay Beach Parcel SOLD Lot 5 Coco Bay Estates We are here in Marsh Harbour...next to Insurance Management.We supply all your health and nutritional needs. Telephone : (242) 367-0462Gold Card Day1st, 2nd, & 3rd day of each new month Shopbreaking and Stealing At 4:40 a.m. on August 22 police discovered the glass door shattered on the M & R Food Store on Crockett Drive. Nothing appeared to have been taken. Shop Breaking On investigating an incident alarm at the D n R Sports Bar on Don MacKay Boulevard at 5:14 a.m. on August 22, a dark male was seen leaving the area on a bicycle. The front door had been jimmied and three bottles of rum had been stolen valued at $38. Arrested for Stealing Two Marsh Harbour men were arrested at 6:15 a.m. on August 23 at their residence. This was for stealing from a vehicle on August 5. House Breaking A house in Murphy Town was broken into between midnight and 3 a.m. on August 27. A substantial amount of cash was taken. Shop Breaking Jones Native Diner in Dundas Town was broken into during the night of August 26. Stolen were six packs of cigarettes, four half pints of rum, one quart of rum, eight 12-ounce bottles of Guinness and four packs of Black an Mild. House Breaking During the weekend of August 25 a residence in Murphy Town was broken into. Stolen were an X-box game and a piggy bank. Causing Harm A customer at D n R Sports bar in Marsh Harbour was hit on the head with a pool stick early in the evening of August 27. Stealing A woman left her apartment on Archers Hill in Dundas Town just before midnight on August 20 to visit a friend next door. On returning, she found a strange man in her apartment who claimed he used the bathroom. She later discovered money missing from her handbag. Indecent Assault A Fox Town man was arrested on August 29 for inappropriate fondling of a minor two days earlier. House Breaking A house in Marsh Harbours Sweetings Village was broken into through a window during the night of August 28. Stolen were an expensive flat screen TV and an assortment of liquor. House Breaking In the owners absence, a Murphy Town residence was broken into some time prior to August 31 and a television set was stolen. Armed Robbery The Shell Service Station in Marsh Harbour was held up by two armed and masked men about 10:30 p.m. on September 1. One of men took cash from the cash register, then fired two random shots into the room as they fled on foot. House Breaking A residence in Murphy Town was broken into in the morning of September 3. Stolen were two EVE players, 30 DVDs, a bottle of juice and six pencils. House Breaking On returning to his residence on September 9 located in the Great Cistern area, the owner discovered that someone had broken into his house sometime during the summer and stole a television set, a DVD and VCR player, a cordless drill and a Skil saw. Missing Person An employee with the Ministry of Education is reported as overdue on a visit to India. Arrested for Stealing Two residents of Murphy Town was arrested on September 4 when they were found in possession of drugs and stolen electronic items Arrested for Wounding A Coopers Town man turned himself in related to a complaint of wounding. He was charged and released on bail. Assault While at the park at Abaco Central High School about 10:30 on September 9, a resident of Pigeon Peas was assaulted and beaten about her body by the girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend. Shop Breaking During the night of September 10, Abaco Central High School had its administrative office broken into and ransacked. Nothing appeared to have been taken. House Breaking During the night of September 10, a house in Sunrise Bay of Marsh Harbour was broken into. Stolen were cash, binoculars and a digital camcorder. Shop Breaking Abaco Youth Ministry Church was broken into sometime prior to September 11 by smashing an exterior door, then smashing an interior door. Nothing appeared to have been taken although a sixinch knife was left by the intruder. Indecent Assault On going outside her apartment about 9:30 p.m. on September 11, a 14-year-old girl was held down and fondled inappropriately by another tenant of the building Uncontrollable Child A resident of the Mud surrendered his 11-year-old son to the police on September 11 as being disrespectful, not attending school and being uncontrollable. Arrested for Drugs Two young men of the Mud were arrested on September 11 when found in possession of dangerous drugs. Attempted Arson On September 11 a resident of the Pigeon Peas observed a young man lighting a gasoline-soaked sheet on his front porch. Arrested for Drug Possession A Spring City resident was arrested on September 11 for possession of dangerous drugs. Arrested for Drug Possession A Dundas Town resident was arrested on September 11 for possession of dangerous drugs. Armed Robbery The Texaco Service Station near the Treasure Cay airport was help up about 9 p.m. on September 15 by two masked men, one with a shotgun and the other with a handgun. Two shots were fired after taking cash from the cash register. They escaped in a gray Cherokee Jeep which was later found near the Sand Banks community. Drug Arrest A resident of the Mud was arrested on September 16 for possession of dangerous drugs. Drug Arrest A resident of Dundas Town was arrested on September 16 for possession of dangerous drugs. Assault A woman patron of Tardies Night Club on the S.C. Bootle Highway was punched in the face by a man she knew. This happened about 1:30 a.m. on September 17. Assault of a Police Officer A patron of the 4th Quarter Bar in Marsh Harbour was arrested about 10 p.m. on September 17 for assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Shop Breaking A Marsh Harbour shop was broken into sometime between September 12 and 18 but nothing appeared to be missing. Employee Theft On September 18 the Paint Place in Marsh Harbour reported a substantial sum of money was discovered missing on August 14. An employee was believed to be responsible. Shop Breaking During the night of September 18 someone broke into the Central Abaco Primary School but nothing appeared to have been taken. House Breaking On September 19 a caretaker discovered several houses brokenPolice Crime Report Please see Police Page 13

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 B Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas 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 into on Eastern Shores of Marsh Harbour. The major items stolen were two shotguns and ammunition. Assault A Murphy Town woman had her cell phone snatched by her husband who then proceeded to beat her with it, causing injuries. This happened about 9 p.m. on September 19. Assault A patron at Tardies Bar on the S.C. Boodle Highway was poked, then pushed in the face by a young woman about 3 a.m. on September 17. Arrest A Murphy Town man was arrested on September 20 for causing grievous harm to his wife. Armed Robbery An armed robber held up the Bayview Restaurant in Dundas Town about 10:30 p.m. on September 14. Brandishing a black handgun, he escaped with cash. House Fire A four-bedroom house in The Bight in Moores Island was destroyed by fire about noon on September 22. There were no injuries and the fire was believed to have started in the kitchen area. Arrest for Armed Robbery Finger prints led to the arrest on September 22 of a resident of the Pigeon Pea area of Marsh Harbour for armed robbery and stealing a vehicle. Possession of Dangerous Drugs Two men from Nassau were arrested on September 23 in Sandy Point for possession of dangerous drugs. Traffic Accident with Injuries About 2:30 a.m. on September 24, a car collided with the cement wall between Golden Grouper Restaurant and Lets Talk Wireless in Marsh Harbour. The Nissan Maxima was torn into two pieces. The driver, the sole occupant, was treated locally, then flown to Nassau for further medical treatment. Damage Someone damaged the window of an apartment in Dundas Town a little after 4 a.m. on September 24. Shotgun pellets were found at the scene by the police. Causing Harm A woman assaulted a Grand Cay man about 8:30 p.m. on September 22 while on the public dock there. He suffered a knife wound to his arm by a woman he identified. Causing Harm A woman attempted to stop two women from arguing disruptively in the Charlie Boo Yard area of Marsh Harbour. She made an attempt to advise the police but one of the original two women caught her and beat her with a piece of wood. This happened about 9 a.m. on September 24. Stealing by Reason of Employment On September 18 Quality Star Texaco discovered a quantity of BTC Quick Cellular Cards missing. A former employee was named as a suspect. Causing Harm A few minutes before classes began September 27 at the S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town, two students, one from Coopers Town and one from Treasure Cay, got into a fight. One received injuries to his eye and the other received injuries to the side of his head. About 15 minutes later, the police found one of the students in possession of an imitation firearm. He was arrested and charged for possession of an imitation firearm and causing harm. Arrested for Stealing A search warrant was executed late in the afternoon on September 27 on a resident of Cherokee and 76 BTC phone cards worth $1535 were discovered which were the property of Texaco Quality Star in Marsh Harbour. The occupant was arrested for stealing by reason of employment. Traffic Fatality About 8 p.m. on September 29 a pickup truck headed south collided with two passenger cars headed north close to the Touch of Class Restaurant. As a result, Wensil Marlo Clint Laroda, 14, died at the scene. The driver of one of thePolice Crime Report PoliceFrom Page 12 Please see Police Page 14

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Page 14 B The Abaconian November 1, 2006 The dream of a vacation on a secluded beach with all the luxuries of an exclusive island retreat has been wonderfully designed into this private residence, Sea Cliff, located in Treasure Cay, Abaco. Perched on a hillside with views of the renowned 3.5 mile Treasure Cay Beach and Marina, Sea Cliff is new 2 story 3 bedroom/3 bath located within footsteps off the beach and only a short walking distance to TC Hotel and Marina. This luxury residence includes every amenity and comfort imaginable: white gourmet kitchen, panoramic views from every bedroom with queen-sized poster beds and down comforters, elegant bathrooms with granite and tumbled marble, white linen draperies, and tile floors throughout. Fashionable furnishings mixed with imported antiques and original artwork create a truly romantic island feeling. A water purification system offers crystal clear drinking water. A tiled sun deck over 900 sf adjoins the house with an outside grill and fireplace. Private garage available for storage and a car. This exclusive hideaway is available for weekly ($2,350) or monthly ($7,350) stays for a truly relaxing and private escape into paradise. Contact Peter and Donna Fayerman at 561-371-3883 or fayerman@aol.com for further info and photos via e-mail. Sea Cliff is located directly across the street from the Bahama Beach Club. 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OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS!Call us today... Call us today... Call us today... Call us today... Call us today... Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Friday 9am 5pm9am 5pm 9am 5pm9am 5pm 9am 5pmpassenger cars received serious injuries and was treated locally, then airlifted to Nassau for further treatment. The driver of the pickup truck was treated locally and subsequently arrested. Arrest for Dangerous Drugs Two Fox Town residents were arrested for possession of dangerous drugs about 9:30 a.m. on September 30. They acted quite nervous when leaving the ferry in Crown Haven arriving from Grand Bahama. After police chased their vehicle, they were found with a box of Indian hemp. House Breaking A house in the Sunrise Bay subdivision of Marsh Harbour was broken into sometime during the late afternoon or night of September 30. Nothing appeared to have been taken. Shop Breaking A Murphy Town store was broken into during the night of September 30. Stolen were seven DVD burners, two Colby DVD players, 600 DVD movies and a cash register, all valued at $3,770. Firearm Discharged A Murphy Town man was arrested about 7:40 on October 1 in the Big Mangrove east of the neem farm. He was charged for wantonly discharging a firearm. Stealing About 9:50 in the morning of October 2, a woman got out of her car to make a bank deposit at the Royal Bank in Marsh Harbour when a dark male approached her and took two deposit bags containing a substantial sum of money. Causing Damaged Sometime late Sunday afternoon or during the evening of October 1, someone entered the Abaco Outboard Yard in Dundas Town and caused $4,000 damage to a new golf card and a 23-foot boat in storage. Stolen Vehicle A resident of the Mud had his car stolen during the night of October 2. It was later found near the Marsh Harbour cemetery on Soldier Road. Attempted Sex A report was made on the afternoon October 3 of an attempt by a Murphy Town man to engage a minor male of that town in an oral sex act for $2. Shop Breaking Chelseas Choice water plant on the S.C. Bootle Highway in Marsh Harbour was entered through an unlocked door during the night of October 5 and a small amount of coins was stolen. Shop Breaking Classic Coin Wash in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of October 5 but nothing appeared to have been taken. House Breaking A Marsh Harbour residence was broken into during the night of October 5 but nothing appeared to have been taken. Arrest for Attempted Sex A Murphy Town man was arrested October 6 for attempted unlawful sexual contact with a minor. House Breaking At mid-day on October 6, someone pushed the screen in on a house on Stede Bonnett Road, entered the house and stole jewelry and money. Arrested for House Breaking A Marsh Harbour man was arrested October 6 for house breaking and stealing. Grievous Harm A Murphy Town employee was stabbed twice in his back by a co-worker during an argument at his residence about 11 p.m. on October 6. He was treated locally and released while the coworker was arrested about 15 minutes later and charged for causing grievous harm. Stealing from Vehicle During the night of October 7, someone stole expensive speakers, disc changer and a 500-watt amplifier from a parked pickup truck in Sandy Point belonging to a resident there. Shop Breaking Price Busters in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of October 7 with a quantity of watches, cell phones and speaker systems stolen valued at $1080. Indecent Assault A fifteen-year-old girl of the Mud was grabbed by the breast and slapped in the face by a man she identified while outside a barber shop there about 8 p.m. on October 8. 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Assault In mid-afternoon on October 9 a woman residing on Beach Lane was beaten about the body by her boyfriend and locked out of their house. The boyfriend was subsequently arrested for assault. Stealing During the weekend of October 7, a house in the Little Orchard section of Marsh Harbour was broken into. A watch and gold ring were stolen.Police Crime Report PoliceFrom Page 13 Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@coralwave.com www.drillrig.i8.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote,

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 B "Two Bedroom Mariners Cove" (Ref #454) 2 bedroom, 1 bath fully furnished, two level poolside unit within view of Treasure Cay Marina and just a 5 minute walk from the Treasure Cay Beach. Can be combined with listing #455 to make a 3 bed/2bath with open living area. Price $317,900. Rock Point Waterfront Lot (Ref # 586) Located on Rock Point Dr. 90 ft on Sea of Abaco at entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 11,818 s/f enjoys cool south-easterly summer ocean breezes & also overlooks the bonefish flats of Gun Powder Creek to the west. Price: $299,500 Waterfront Lots" (Ref #260) Four adjoining sea-walled waterfront lots on Galleon Bay Rd with spectacular views of the Sea of Abaco, cleared ready for construction, excellent value, Price $220,000 each. "One Bedroom Mariners Cove" (Ref #455) 1 bed, 1 bath fully furnished ground floor poolside unit. Mariners Cove offers pool, tennis courts, laundry facilities, on site management, good rental potential. Price $200,000. Joes Creek Vicinity Lot 15 (Ref# 567) Offering 2.139 acres with a 50 ft elevated ridge, 956ft deep from highway to Coromont Pond, ideal for private residence or small subdivision, electricity & telephone at highway, easy access to Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay. Price: $149,700 "One Bedroom Mariners Cove" (Ref #439) Fully furnished and meticulously maintained one bedroom, one bath ground level, poolside condominium, recently completely renovated, all new appliances & furnishings, customs cabinetry, terracotta tile floor, lots of amenities. Rental potential Price $185,000. Flamingo Drive Lot 66 (Ref #558) Large residential lot situated on a quiet Flamingo Drive cul-de-sac, an ideal home building site, all utilities, including electricity, water, telephone, Cable TV & DSL access available at the lot line. Price: $46,785 Residential Inland Lot (Ref #442) Choice residential lot on paved Flamingo Drive, located just one block from Ocean Blvd.10,000 s/f & 80 on the road. All utilities are available at the property boundary, including TV & DSL. Price $45,000. Golf Course Area Corner Lot (Ref #559) Oversized corner lot # 7 offering paved street frontage on two sides, plus all utilities at lot line, enjoy the solitude & greenery of the golf course, just a few hundred feet away. Price: $35,100 LEISURE LEE: Canal Front Home" (Ref #214) 2 bedroom 2 bath single story CBS construction home, open living/kitchen on the end of a finger canal, tile floors, central A/C, low maintenance, 50 of bulkhead canal front with deep water and dock, fully furnished, includes vehicle. Close to beach access $465,000. Canal Corner Lot" (Ref #602) Cleared large corner lot 15,344 s/f with 197ft on protected canal with seawall, ready for building. $334,000. Canal Lot 206 (Ref #597) Cleared 11,242 s/f lot with 171 feet of bullheaded seawall, views of Treasure Cay and the Sea of Abaco. All utilities available. Price $265,000. LITTLE HARBOUR: Waterfront Property (Ref #347) 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280' water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little Harbour, large natural cave. $608,000. Reduced!!! TURTLE ROCKS: Turtles Rock (Ref #361) 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beach front home built in 2000 on 1.18 acres with 102 on the beach, very private area, fully furnished. $755,000. GUANA CAY: Two Commercial Lots (Ref#368) 2 adjoining lots, harbour front road location, across from the public dock, total frontage 161 feet, lot#8 $299,000, lot#9 $349,000.00. MARSH HARBOUR: Sea View Lot with Dockage (Ref#493) Select residential lot in Great Abaco Club, 7,750 sq. ft. in size, finger dock for 25 vessel, direct access to Sea of Abaco, gated community, all utilities available, use of all resort amenities, close to restaurants, shops, etc reduced $395,000. Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir BrokerABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALES ll ll l VACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listing Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationWe Exceed Client Expectations! www.abacoestateservices.com Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco.Phone: (242) 365.8752 ll ll l Cell: (242) 357.6570TREASURE CAY:"Argyll House" (Ref #483) Elegant & luxurious 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath Ocean Blvd. Estate approx. 6,900 s/f, on 1.6 acres with 153 on the beach, landscaped, fully furnished, high ceilings, marble floors, 2 car garage, includes vehicles. $4,900,000. Tradewinds (Ref # 589) Luxurious 1 acre beachfront estate 4 bedroom 3.5 bath main house on T.C. point beach plus 3 bedroom 3 bath 2 storey guest house. Spectacular views, superior architectural design and finishes throughout, fully furnished Price: $4,575,000 "Peace & Plenty" (Ref #503) Splendid 7 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2 storey, fully furnished Ocean Blvd beachfront estate, situated on 1.453 superbly landscaped acres with 163 feet of spectacular beach frontage, magnificent views, covered balconies, superior finishes, guest cottage, ideal location with privacy. $3,800,000. "Trident House" (Ref #317) Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully furnished beach front home, 3,500 square feet, sensational beach & ocean views, many extras $2,500,000. "Final Approach" (Ref #601) Canal front 2 storey 5,500 s/f 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bath private home on large property, 100 private dock, 6 depth. Recently renovated, fully furnished, four car garage. Price $2,497,000 Oceana (Ref #498) Furnished 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath private home with open floor plan and British Colonial decor for elegant and comfortable living, located on Sandpiper Beach with magnificent views, garage, landscaped, beachside deck. $1,875,000. Beach Lot (Ref # 590) Located on Leeward Beach near the T.C. Point with 136 of fabulous beach frontage, views of Green Turtle Cay, total of 28,700 s/f, ready for construction, all utilities available, quiet & secluded Cul de saq. Price: $1,330,000 Ocean Blvd. Beach Lot (Ref # 585) Prime location with 140ft on magnificent beach, total of 1.37 acres, partially cleared, all amenities at lot line. Price: $1,215,000 "Beachfront Vacant Lot" (Ref #462) 1.82 acre cleared lot with 144 of prime beach frontage, located on prestigious Ocean Blvd, all utilities available, limited beach lots available in this area. Price $1,200,000. "Harbours Edge" (Ref #191) 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,500 s/f harbour front home, 90 of bulkhead for dock with 8+/depth, waterfront views though large glass doors, open kitchen, interior decor includes hand painted tropical mural, 2 car garage, 1/3 acre lot with privacy walls, Mediterranean style pool, fully furnished. Price: $1,265,000. Pilot House (Ref #568) Waterfront 3 bedroom 3 bath 2 storey home overlooking Sea of Abaco on narrow peninsula for superior water views, drive through carport with private boat ramp, perfect house for bone-fishing enthusiast. Price: $1,160,000 Treasure Landings (Ref #600) N ewly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,300s/ f luxury condominiums, close to beach, marina, restaurants & shops. Superior finished, fully furnished. Price: $495,000. Financing available. "Four Bedroom Mariners Cove" (Ref #454) Luxurious fully furnished 4 bedroom, 3 bath two level waterfront condominium overlooking both Treasure Cay Marina and poolside. Large kitchen for entertaining, master suite overlooks marina with sitting area and balcony. Price $462,500. "Brigantine Beach Condo" (Ref #369) 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath bath townhouse with ocean views just steps from the beach, furnished, rental history $458,000. Canal Lot (Ref #556) Well situated residential canal front parcel overlooking the wide expanse of the protected waters of Brigantine Bay. 15,306 s/f & 91 feet of bulkhead, cleared & leveled, ready for construction $363,000. Galleon Bay Canal Lot" (Ref #422) Prime Canal Front cleared lot totaling 10,295 s/f and 88+ feet of protected canal water frontage situated on the wide expanse of pictureque Galleon Bay, quick access to the Sea of Abaco. $350,000. Canal Lot on Galleon Bay (Ref #569) Protected canal lot near Galleon Bay entrance for quick access to Sea of Abaco, utilities at lot line, very well priced. Price: $331,500REDUCED UNDER CONTRACT15 October 2006 CITIZENS AGAINST CRIMEKeeping your neighbourhood safe since 2001. We need your help to keep going. Donations can be sent to: Citizens Against Crime P.O.Box AB-20095 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas or call Randy Key at (242) 367-2674 & BIG CELLlCar StereoslAmplifierslSpeakers lCell PhoneslCell AccessorieslWholesale distributors of GSM and QuikCell phone cardslElectronic Pin SystemProviding professional sales, services and installation of Ph: 365-8082lS.C. Bootle Highway, Treasure Cay, located in the blue building right next to airport By Portia Jonsson After serving Abaco for almost 12 years, Methodists said goodbye to Rev. Carla Culmer and welcomed Rev. Dr. Stephen T. Hale as the new minister for the Eastern Methodist Region. Rev. Hale is an ordained Methodist minister and came to Abaco by way of Oklahoma where he served in the Eastern Methodist Region Conference for the last 11 years. His original profession was a registered respiratory therapist and hospital administrator. He has a bachelors degree in business and hospital administration, a masters in divinity and doctorate in the ministry. For the past eight years he served a medium-size church with a membership of 200. Prior to entering the ministry as a layperson, Rev. Hale worked with young people teaching English as a second language to Mexicans while living in Mexico. He also lived in Canada and says he has a real heart for people who are having a hard time.Methodists Welcome New Minister In the short time that Rev. Hale has been here he says he loves Abaco and it is a place, given the Will of God, he could stay for the rest of his life. He is here for as long as God wants him to be. He loves the beach and ocean and is passionate about scuba diving. He is married to Virginia, who has 10 children by a previous marriage. Dr. Rev. and Mrs. Stephen Hale

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GUARANTEE!!(If an epic battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!) DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE WE DONT PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, AbacoBertram Eardley Ole Smiles Smiley Papa Mills Sr. 76, of Dundas Town died on October 13 and the funeral was held on October 22, 2006 at Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas Town. Pastor Silbert Mills officiated assisted by Rev. Kenneth Knowles. Interment was in the Dundas Town Public Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Verna; daughters Mary Roberts, Brenda Cornish, Julia Mills, Bertlyn Cornish and Beatrice Charlton; sons Dale, Silbert, Bertram Jr., and Johnny Mills; sisters Althea and Elvert Mills; brothers Cecil, Durward and Lofton Mills; mother-in-law Geneva Crossman; sisters-in-law Dorothy and Alma Mills, Mildred Williamson, Edna Deveaux, Nora Smith, Daisy Collie, Ethlyn Williams, Clara Christie and Sybil McKinney; brothers-inlaw Joel and Evangelist McPhee; daughters-in-law Paulette, Dolly and William Mills; grandchildren Alexis, Oral, Kareem and Vashti Roberts, Nia, Noya, Dora, Genesta, Dalelene, Brandon, Edgar, Jermaine, Teneil and Dario Mills, Lavardo Maycock, Rhema and Shiloh Mills, Corrinne, Georgia, George Jr., Destiny and Charleston Cornish, Odel, Bonica and ONeal Charlton and Erica Seymour; greatgrandchildren Dario Mills Jr. and Nakia Ferguson; nieces; nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Ronnie Fred James Johnson 47, of Murphy Town was held on October 21 at Church Of God Cathedral in Dundas Town. Pastor Alphonso B. Lewis officiated assisted by Bishop Anthony Campbell and interment was in the Public Cemetery in Murphy Town. He is survived by his wife Edith Elizabeth; sons Jennaine and Quentin; daughters Shanderia, Shakara and Shazaria Johnson; mother Majorie Johnson; brothers Shervin, Nixon and William Johnson; sisters Elizabeth Cornish, Barbara Dawkins, Debbie Roldan and Rossie Martin; grandchildren Christona Johnson and Keron Russell; step-sisters Tanya Curry, Marilyn Albury, Brenda Roberts, Tamara McIntosh, Amanda Davis and Jillian Salaam; stepbrothers Cubell Jr., Dudley and Billy Davis and Warren Albury; uncles Brennen and Hershell Davis, Ronald McKenzie, Joe Johnson and Batman Bain; aunts Christine and Vemice Simms, Vemel Bain, Lorraine Farrington and Millicent Johnson; nieces Majorie, Jasmine, Nikita and Vanekqua Johnson, Lakeisha, and Raquel Knowles, Lateshia Greene, Sheneka, Alexter, Larissa and Barbrinna Dawkins, Roshanna Martin, Dominique Swain, Audrey Tynes and Marion Ramsey; nephews Alonza Roberts, Elvano Burrows, William Jr., Shervin Jr., Nixon Jr., and Arlington Johnson, Juan Roldan Jr., Kevin Delaney, Rufus Martin Jr., George Garcia and Alonza Dawkins Jr.; father-in-law George McKenzie; mother-inlaw Arimentha McKenzie; sisters-in-law Wanda Russell, Olette Sears, Collean Murray, Carolee, Tiny and Louis Johnson; brothers-in-law Lenward Cornish, Alonza Dawkins Sr., Juan Roldan Sr., Rufus Martin Sr., James, Wayne, Eugene, Claytron McKenzie, Paul Murray, Lloyd Russell, Peter Sears, Warren Albury and Howard Roberts; god-parents Marie and Zephaniah Duncombe; godchildren Stacey Cartwright, Dori Woodside, Demitry, Brianya Mitchell, Rahneisha Burrows and Leon Swain; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral of Daniel Saunders 76, formerly of Green Turtle Cay was held on October 28 on Grand Bahama. Interment was on Grand Bahama. He is survived by his wife Romeina Saunders; children Melaine, Melissa, Leotha, Christine Dawkins, Michael, Douglas, Robert and Daniel Saunders Jr.; adopted daughter Saralee Curtis; stepchildren Merlene Fraser, Olga Croach, Sonya Edwards, Beverly Morrisson, Viola Smith, Rosenelle Farrington, James Tootes, Eddie, Dennis, Hector and Christopher Thompson; grandchildren Alton Croach, Patrick Brown, Algernon, Douglas, Daniel, Vargo, Michael and Andrew Saunders, Lemeshawn Maycock, Traequese and Traenique Blanc, Patrice and Daniella Saunders, Artillis Stuart, Antoiniqua Smith, Alicia Clarke, Shalom and Shalema Watson, Laveme Davis, Delareese and Denise; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Jennie Stuart 77, of Murphy Town was held on October 29 at Zion Baptist Cathedral in Murphy Town. Rev. Christopher Dean Pastor officiated assisted by Rev. Everette Strachan and Rev. Leroy Thompson. Interment was in the Murphy Town Public Cemetery. She is survived by her children Alexander, Leslie, and Florence Stuart, Dedrie Smith and Cindy Burrows; step-children Vemie McKenzie, Sharon Octavien and Rozzzena Swain; grandchildren Lindsey, Dwight, Marlon, Leslie Jr., James, Akeem, Maxwell, Kadeem, Jerome, Kyle, Tre, Shenique, Maxine, Zoey, Kemi, Gia, and Lauren; great-grand children Jodan, Lynlonj, Jaronna; sisters Edith Clarke, Willamae Dawkins; brothers Labon, Kenneth, Hencil, and Ronald Davis; daughters-in-law Sylvia and Velma Stuart; granddaughters-in-law Jan and Reneice Stuart; sisters-in-law Lenoie and Minerva Davis; nieces Violet, Lillian, Patsy, Lisa, Dorma, Misty, Patricia, Millie, Rochelle, Tamika, Rhonda, Domell, and Juliet; nephews Ernest, Timothy, Edison, Rodney, Ollie, Weldon, Virgil, Aaron, Jermaine, Buster, Kenneth Jr, Randy, Quincy, Daniel, Gilbert, Jason, Rinssor, Nathaniel, Bill, Cardinal, Prince, Hank, Terrance, Felix, Austin, Patrick, Kenneth, Floyde, Tino, Quincy, Henley, Vandyke, Edley, and Desmond; godchildren Lita and Sheila Simms, Paula Cartwright and Basil Swain; and many other relatives and friends.Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 B 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 Houses and Land For Rent and For SaleClassified Advertisements PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSDundas Town hillside lot with ocean view, 27,060 sq. ft. and 20 ft. private access from main road. Call 242-324-3916, 242-557-9282, fax 242-393-9964 Elbow Cays 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 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEGuana Cay 3 bed/2 bath, 500 yards to beach, good rental history, Priced reduced $229,000. Call Danny 404-256-9626 Guana Cay 2 bdrm 2 bath w/ Jack & Jill shower. Magnificent views of Atlantic Ocean and Sea of Abaco. Incredible sunsets. $375,000 net to seller Call Danny 404-256-9626 Guana Cay, Orchid Bay Subdivision Lot for sale 75 x 100, great elevation and close to town, nicely paved road and underground utilities. All lots already sold last one available. Call 4775807 for more info. Man-O-War 5 acres sea to sea or will divide. Contact 242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613 Sweetings Village lots for sale. $56K and up Contact 367-0890 Tilloo Cay charming hideaway, 1 br/ 2 ba cottage, safe haven, tucked in cove with dock. Panoramic view of ocean in all directions from top of hill. On approx. 3.75 accres, sea to sea. Generator, battery and solar powered. Call 508-5403240 or e-mail jvlvworthington@adelphia.net BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Cherokee Sound Vacation resort. For rent by day or week. Call 242-323-4416 or 366-2075 Dundas Town 3 bed 1 1/2 bath, partly furnished, washer, dryer and central air, water included. Call 242-361-5003, 242-557-5144, 242436-7343 Guana Cay 2 bed apt. $900/ mo, furnished, no pets. Also new vacation rental $900/ wk. Long term rate available. Call 904-982-2762 or www.wardslanding.com 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 Casuarina Point 3 bedrooms/2 bath, newly built within steps of one of the prettiest beaches. 1,472 sq.ft, landscaped yard, very spacious. Call 242-367-3262 Cherokee Sound, Yellowwood hilltop lot for sale by owner. Gorgeious views of Winding Bay and Atlantic Ocean. $80,000 net. Call 367-7534 Prime Land on Bustick Bay Two 1-acre tracts of land on the bay with 100 ft. frontage each. Properties are located adjacent to the Abaco Highway and 6 miles north of Marsh Harbour. Treasure Cay is 15 miles north. Electricity on site. Price: $185,000 each. Phone: 1-242-324-1476. Elbow Cay lot, Dorros Cove deeded dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Panaramic views. $386,000 Call Steve 678-416-2214 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Little Harbour24,000 sq. ft. Beautifully landscaped harbour fron lot with septic and cistern, dock slip. $460,000 231-536=2791 906-49203633 242-422-4496 By Samantha V. Evans Future businessmen of the Bahamas finally have an avenue to hone their skills as Junior Achievement (J.A.) has made a triumphant return to the shores of Abaco, beginning in November. After several years of planning for the return of Junior Achievement to Abaco, the Board of Directors, potential advisors and sponsoring companies attended two evening sessions on October 19th and 20th at Friendship Tabernacle under the tutelage of Bahamas J.A. Director, Mr. Lionel Elliot. Junior Achievement provides a handson experience for youth to learn about the business world and what it takes to survive in the cut-throat environment. Present for the training were representatives from St. Francis de Sales School, Abaco Central High, Radio Abaco, Central Abaco Youth Council Board, Water and Sewerage, BEC, Youth in Action and other interested persons. Central Abaco Administrator, Mr. Revis Rolle, was present for the opening session. It was two days of intense training by Mr. Elliott as he had the task of explaining exactly how the J.A. program runs. He told the group that everything they do with the students must be fun. Not only is J.A. exciting, it is flexible; and it teaches students how to become business literate and the program trains young people in business education. There is a national criterion for the program which he encourages the local board to uphold. Junior Achievement today has evolved and all of the programs everywhere in the world are now under one umbrella. The board on Abaco can invite speakers from anywhere in the world to support the program and they will be happy to come. Mr. Elliott stated that he has already secured two scholarships for recipients of the Abaco Junior Achievement Program and he is working on more. The second session was intense with the focus more on the role of the advisors and sponsors, how meetings should be structured, the role of each of the student officers, the pricing of products, marketing the products, types of products that can be produced and gave them suggestions on how to motivate achievers. Mr. Elliott went through the bylaws so they would know how to handle different types of students and deal with challenges that sometimes arise. It was a more practical, interactive session. Above all else, he told the adults to love the students and be good role models for them. Following the second session the local Board of Directors attended a separate training session on the role of the board as it pertains to running a successful program. This board has the task of ensuring that all companies follow the national standard for Junior Achievement Bahamas and that the center managers and advisors follow the manual bylaws. The Board of Directors currently consists of six members: Mr. Ishmael Stretch Morley, Ms. Chervon Mackey, Ms. Barbara Johnson, Ms. Jackie Estevez, Mr. Emery Curry and Ms. Samantha Evans. Junior Achievement is scheduled to begin the week of November 13th. Four centers have been identified for Central Abaco and one center for the North. The cays will come on stream at a later date. The board has identified businesses to sponsor each of the five companies slated for Abaco.Junior Achievement Will Begin in NovemberRealty Firm Wins Website AwardThe Bahamas Realty website was awarded the best for 2006 amongst the 1,100 members at the 11th Annual Luxury Real Estate Membership Conference in Chicago. Bahamas Realty CEO Larry Roberts was taken by surprise when the honor was announced at the closing ceremonies. To win this award in a global arena in competition with the whos who of luxury real estate brokers and offices, to be singled out in this kind of exclusive high-end market competition, is really quite an honour, said Mr. Roberts, a second generation realtor whose father founded the firm in 1949. Specializing inCarpets, Vinyl, Linoleum, Patio Furniture and Accessories for the home. COMING SOON ... Christmas Items!!!NOW OPEN, in the C&A Building beside Lowes PharmacyOpen Monday Friday : 9:30 am 4:00 pmClosed Saturday & Sundays 1.3 Acres, 225 ft. beach front 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bath overall Guest cottage & 2 story apt. Caretaker or maids apt. Stand-by generatorFresh water pool, 50,000 gallon cistern Phone, Cable, Direct TV, High-speed Internet Color photos at: www.sher-way.com Asking $4,450,000 Email: SachetI@aol.com Will cooperate with local RealtorsSherees Way Elbow Cay

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Page 18 B The Abaconian November 1, 2006 Cross won Fridays round. Saturdays races began with a mild northeast breeze. The class-B sloops enjoyed two races. In the groove, Endeva remained in the lead and took the championship. By the time the class-A sloops began their contest, the winds had freshened to 10-12 knots. Flashing in the sun, rippling sails caught the breeze in the race for glory. Abaco Rage, after a slow start from a dragging anchor, finished behind the group in race one. In race two, the boats sailed so closely that crews could reach out and touch a rival boat. Four class-A sloops trying to tack around a buoy without crashing into each other is a dramatic scene indeed. With sharp sailing skills, no one seriously collided and the sloops filed over the finish, nose to tail. Red Hot Thunderbird took first place overall while Abaco Rage settled in fourth overall for the class-A sloop championships. RageFrom Page 8 Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical SouvenirsSouvenirs Cuban Cigars Casual Clothing T-Shirts Venus Swimwear Jewelry Childrens Clothing and lots more ...Located in Simmons Plaza next to Snack Shack Mon Sat 9 5 Phone: (242) 367-4822 Bs Sunrise Business Service Directory Big CaBig Ca Big CaBig 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 BAHAMA TILELICENSED INSURED Office : 367-7072Larry LoweCell : 477-5966 Marble l Granite l Ceramic Porcelain l Mud Work l Kitchens Bathrooms l Entire Home Commercial & Residential Padding & all necessary accessories Installation and quotes availableDelivery within a week!! Carpet Carpet CarpetRoss Pinder477-5019For all your carpet needs, call Ross Pinder @ 477-5019. Serving all of Abaco with over 25 years experience. Lots of samples to choose from... AA AA A baco Island baco Island baco Island baco Island baco Island PharPhar PharPhar Phar macymacy macymacy macyPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 8:30 am 6 pm Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph. 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. Fax 367-6544 islanpharmacy@yahoo.com The Exterminators LtdPest Control & Tent FumigationsPh: 367-3021Serving Abaco for the past 15 years with over 45 years experience. Sunshine Trucking Services For All Your Trucking Needs Dump Truck Crane Fork Lift Pay LoaderPh: 367-4061 ll ll l Fax: 367-3668 Big Papas Convenience Store Groceries Drinks & Snacks Toiletries & Healthcare Hardware & Housewares Hats & Sandals BAHAMAS FAST FERRIES Ticket Agent NOTARY PUBLIC In the old Sawyers Market Building Marsh Harbour Ph 367-5250 Church Listing If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677 New Vision MinistriesOur Mission Turning people into devout followers of Jesus Christ Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids Korner 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Interactive Bible Study7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Time12:10 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Friday Youth Night (high school & up)7:30 p.m. Pastors / Leaders Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe Youth Pastor: Chris Pinder For Directions call 242-367-3324 derekbenjamin@coralwave.com www.nvministries.com Dundas Town Church of GodWhere Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!Sunday Prayer Meeting6:00 a.m. Sunday School9:45 a.m. Morning Worship11:00 a.m. Evening Worship6:00 p.m. Weekdays (Prayer Meeting) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday5:00 a.m. Monday Night7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night F.T.H.7:00 p.m. Friday Youth Night7:00 p.m. Tuesday, ThursdayFamily Night For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457 or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565 Bishop Anthony Campbell242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 Dtcog@coralwave.comJesus Saves We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and SendThe Rage crew was in good spirits nonetheless and joined the regatta festival along Harbour Islands bayside settlement. Rival crews congratulated each other in an admirable show of sportsmanship and celebrated together. Colyn never did get a chance to hunt down crawfish for his teammates, but he did cleverly trade a few tshirts for a slab of freshly caught tuna. The almost out-of-control, flaming grill-out provided yet more laughs and memories for this spirited group of sailors. Top title or not, the Abaco gang were still celebrities in their own right, with Rage team member Stafford Patterson being interviewed on the Love 97 FM radio station while skipper Jeff Gale appeared on Nassau TV. A crew from an American boating magazine also followed and documented Rages notable background and sailing skills. Next regatta season, Abaco Rage team will return, working hard to reclaim the number one title. Stay tuned... dren of The Bahamas. The members of the Senior Junaknoo Committee are Mr. Tony Davis, Chairman, Ishmael Stretch Morley, Barbara Johnson, Jackie Estevez, and Buster Smith. Junior Junkanoo is scheduled for December 15th in Marsh Harbour beginning at 6 p.m. Seven schools are expected to perform. ComputersFrom Page 1Pirates Ball Bought Out CostumesBy Mirella Santillo The first annual costumed Pirates Ball took place at Snappas on October 21st, organized by the local motorcycle club, the Scurvy Few. It was not a fund raising event, but a fun raising one, commented one of the organizers, Mr. Sid Dawes, who minded the door as a flamboyantly dressed pirate. If there is entrance money left, it will go to a charity, affirmed Mr. Dawes. The Bahamas is famous as having been a pirates haven. People had quite a few names to get their inspiration from: Black Beard, Calico Jack, Ann Bonny, but apparently nobody dressed as anyone in particular. Prizes were awarded for various costumes and prizes range from $200 to $100 to free drinks. Once again the band Subculture was flown from Nassau to provide music. Your childrenaway in college will appreciatea subscription toThe AbaconianKeep them informed.See Section B page 9 for information

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November 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 B 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 Expanding resort on Abaco seeks an experienced professional general manager Please fax resumes in confidence to 242-365-8316 Cracker Ps Bar and Grill on Lubbers Quarters. Help wanted starting in December. Full time bartenders/wait staff. Application forms at Hope Town Post Office or phone Patrick or Linda at 366-3139 Help Wanted Warehouse manager Contact 367-2598 Mon Fri 9 to 5. 22 Grady White Seafarer w/200 HP Johnson, cuddy cabin. DUTY PAID. Asking $17,000. At Outboard Shop. Call 367-2703 or 781-631-0643 24 Boston Whaler, w/2 Yamahas 200 HP, Furuno GPS,Furuno depth sounder,auto pilot. Surveyed 8/05 @ $45,000. DUTY PAID $35,000 OBO 367-4479 COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats34 Catalina 1988 shoal draft sailboat, DUTY PAID, 27 HP Yanmar, 12 v. refrig, many upgrades. Lying Abacos. $41,500. Call 828-6690828 Fax 828-664-1710 35 Chris Craft Boat, A/C 6.5 Onan generator. Located in Hope Town. Great live aboard or island boat. Port engine runs fine. Starboard engine needs work $20,000. 12 Dinghy center counsol, 25HP Mercury DUTY PAID Both for $23,000.Call 366-0617 45 #1 Hull Crawfishing Boat with stabilizers. Fully equipped. $70,000 OBO Serious inquiries call 366-0430 45 #1 hull, fiberglass crawfishing boat with stabilizers. Call 367-2707 or 375-3830 55 Defender engine 2 x 871, engine was recently rebuilt, vessel sleeps 15 comfortably, air conditioned, water maker, 15,000 lb freezer, brand new 30 KW generator. For sale by owner. Interested persons please call 366-4239 or 5517786 on Abaco BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE24 Sea Fox Bayfisher 2004, 225 HP 4 stroke (60 hrs total) trailer, VHF, CD, 55 mph. DUTY PAID. $22,000 359-6376 or 321-759-5554 25 Grady White Sailfish, w/ 2 225 HP Evinrudes, cuddy cabin, depth sounder, DUTY PAID, good condition. Asking US $16,000 At Green Turtle Shipyard. Call 365-4648 or 215256-9990 or 26 Wellcraft Scarab Must See DUTY PAID. For more info call 242-367-2089 or 3672613. 31' Hydrocat, with twin 200 HP Evinrude engines. DUTY PAID Asking $45,000 OBO. Please contact Mark @ 242-366-0342 for futher information. MERCHANDISE FOR SALE186 gallon aluminum tank made by CJs. 4.5 ft. high x 4 ft wide x 18 deep. $1200 OBO Call Hank 477-5385 New Concession Equipment used less than 5 times. 1 Regal 55-cup stainless steel coffee percolator, $175, 1 Star Steamro Classic Hot Dog Steamer with bun warmer $575 Call 3675250 8 am to 6 pm for more info 93 Silverado Chevy. Asking $4500. Call home 366-2004 (6 or after) or work 367-2837 99 Chevy Lumina, gold, excellent shape, tape deck, A/C, etc. $4500 OBO. Call 365-2401 2000 Ford Explorer XLT Excellent condition. $12,500 OBO Call 242-359-0081 01 Ford Focus Station Wagon white, beautiful condiion, fully equiped. $13,900 Call 3658188 05 Hyundi, Tiscon Owner leaving island. $22,500. Call 367-4485, 375-8199 CLOSEDAnyone who has a vehicle on the lot is asked to kindly remove it by October 31st, 2006. Call 367-3166, leave message.GETAFIX AUTO Well Done Drilling ServicesCall us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation!Ph: (242) 367-4842 ll ll l Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Trenching: Trenching for underground utility services Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles planted Excavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Church NewsYouths Hosted to Back to School MixBy Anita Rolle It was a night of fun, dancing and music, but this time with a Christian twist. In early September Soul Saving Ministries hosted a Back to School Mix under the theme Promoting Education, Salvation and Peace Among Youth The event was very well attended with an estimated 400 plus in attendance at the Ocean View Park in Dundas Town, ages ranging from the very young to the young at heart. The motivational speaker for the event was Ms. Diana Francis. Her aim was to help the youth with social issues they are faced with today. She told them that it is not easy being young today but they must not to give into the problems such as using or selling drugs or selling their bodies. They must involve themselves in more positive activities and have positive friends. Miss Daisy supported her message as she walked around with a alcohol bottle in her hand and told the youth to not take drugs or alcohol to school. Pastor Arnett is very excited about the youth ministry at his church. He stated that the youth are more receptive to the word of God today than before. They are looking for a better life but some of them go about it the wrong way. His church plans to provide a positive outlet through its youth ministry. He encouraged adults to let their lives be a living example for young people. He is looking forward to his church hosting a tournament with various activities for the young people such as basketball, volleyball, dominoes and so on. He stated that next to the church building, a cathedral will be built to cater to youth with fun activities. He looks for the church building and cathedral to be completed within a year. He wants the youth to know that God loves them. The mix saw both local and national entertainers with the likes of Dynamite Daisy stealing the show! Dynamite Daisy is a Nassau-based stand-up comedian who delivers the Word of God through her antics. Other guests at Back to School Mix included Preacher Boy (a local rap artist); Baby Kim (a rap artist from Nassau); Glorified (a mother/daughter dance duo from Nassau); Pastor Clarice Thompson (Eleuthera); and Christian Massive (one of the most popular rap groups from Nassau.) The entire crowd was on their feet for most of the evening, wholeheartedly involved with whatever was happening on stage. The organizers distributed free dictionaries and school supplies to some lucky students. According to organizer Marvin Mills, they hope to make this an annual event.Baptists Celebrate Baptist DayBy Anita Rolle Rev. John McIntosh, guest speaker at the National Baptist Day service, encouraged the congregation that the body of Christ should get along as one and get rid of the division in the church. Baptists from as far south as Sandy Point and as far north as Crown Haven converged on Central Abaco for a march that started at the Murphy Town Park and ended at host church Grace Baptist Church in Dundas Town. National Baptist Day is celebrated throughout The Bahamas on an annual basis with the celebrations including a march and church service. Moderating was host Pastor, Bishop Clifford Henfield, who throughout the service encouraged the congregation to show what being Baptist is all about. Rev. McIntosh said, Division causes envy and strife and stops the church from working the way it should. The world is watching the church and waiting to see the church come together. We will never win this world as long as division remains in the church. Also bringing remarks was President of the Abaco Christian Council, Bishop Anthony Campbell, who congratulated the Baptists on their first local Baptist Day celebration and for making history on the island of Abaco. The entire message was translated in Creole for the convenience of the Creole speaking community.

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