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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 VOLUME 14, NUMBER 22, NOVEMBER 15th, 2006 Development Bank Gives Marketing TipsBahamas Development Bank Assisted Small Business OwnersTwenty-five business people were presented with certificates for completing the marketing course for small business owners off ered by the Bahamas Development Bank. The course was a three-session seminar to guide them in marketing procedures and concepts. The participants found the information helpful and profitable. The seminar was held at Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour on November 8-10. By Mirella Santillo The Bahamas Development Bank offered a three-night marketing seminar for bank clients and the business community to improve their marketing abilities. Better marketing will result in higher profitability. The room was full of people attending the closing night with a diverse group of people from many areas of business. Among them were 10 clients of the bank who had received loans and others who are applying. The seminar was held in Marsh Harbour on November 8-10 at the Abaco Beach Resort. At the end of the last evening 25 certificates were given to those who completed the course. The bank is a government corporation set up to assist small business people providing much more than loaning funds. It assists with planning, monitors their progress and is there for consultation. This seminar was aimed at presenting good marketing techniques to people already in business or to the ones intending to cre-Treasury Opens Marsh Harbour OfficeCalendar of EventsNovember 18 Memorial Gathering Marsh Harbour Fund Raising Treasure Cay Fair Abaco Central High November 24 Art Show HT Harbour Lodge Open House Memorial Plaza Walk-a-thon St. Francis School November 24-25 Nat. Softball Championship Coopers +Town November 25 Nutcradker Ballet Abaco Beach Resort Miss Little Teen Contest Marsh Harbour Box Car Derby Hope Town Junkanoo Fund Raising Marsh Harbour Many events are planned for the next few weeks in November. Mark these on your calendar. The Treasury opened an Abaco branch office in Marsh Harbour on November 1. Senator, the Hon. James Smith, Minister of State for Finance, along with The Hon. V. Alfred Grey, Minister of Local Government and Consumer Affairs, were on Abaco for the occasion. The office is located in Tall Pines Plaza on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. The Treasury office on Abaco is the first sub-office for the Treasury in aBTC Introduces New Services Please see BTC Page 2 Please see Treasury Page 5 Please see Bank Page 21 Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation introduced its ViBe internet phone service and a faster internet service for Abaco customers on November 8. The Marsh Harbour office was kept very busy during the day signing up customers for the new services. Ribbon cutting officially opened the new branch office of the Treasury in Marsh Harbour. This is the first branch in the Family Islands, excluding Freeport. Cutting the ribbon were Senator, the Hon. James Smith, Minister of State for Finance, and Ms. Eugenia C. Cartwright, Treasurer. By Luzena The Bahamas Telecommunication Corporation, BTC, held a town meeting in Marsh Harbour on November 8, which was hosted by radio personality, Darold Miller. The purpose of the meeting was to provide a forum to directly address customers comments and concerns. A similar meeting was held at S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town the next night where well known radio host Picewell Forbes led that meeting. About twelve GSM cell phones or Blackberries were given away in each town meet-

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Page 2 The Abaconian November 15, 2006 BAHAMAS ADDRESS BAHAMAS ADDRESS BAHAMAS ADDRESS BAHAMAS ADDRESS BAHAMAS ADDRESS P.O. Box AB 20737 Marsh Harbour Abaco, BahamasTel : 242-367-2091 242-367-2091 242-367-2091 242-367-2091 242-367-2091 / 367-3341367-3341 367-3341367-3341 367-3341 Fax : 242-367-2235 242-367-2235 242-367-2235 242-367-2235 242-367-2235 / 367-4885367-4885 367-4885367-4885 367-4885email: unitedabacoshippingco @coralwave.com NEW U.S. DELIVERY NEW U.S. DELIVERY NEW U.S. DELIVERY NEW U.S. DELIVERY NEW U.S. DELIVERY & RECEIVING ADDRESS & RECEIVING ADDRESS & RECEIVING ADDRESS & RECEIVING ADDRESS & RECEIVING ADDRESS GULFSTREAM LINES / HEAVYLIFT SERVICES 801Avenue E Riviera Beach, Fla. 33404 Tel: 561-840-9393 561-840-9393 561-840-9393 561-840-9393 561-840-9393 Fax: 561-863-3451 561-863-3451 561-863-3451 561-863-3451 561-863-3451 Contact : Tina DiazTina Diaz Tina DiazTina Diaz Tina Diaz A Joint Venture of Marsh Harbour Shipping Co. & United Abaco Shipping Co.EXPEXP EXPEXP EXP ANDED SER ANDED SER ANDED SER ANDED SER ANDED SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICENEW UNEW U NEW UNEW U NEW U .S..S. .S..S. .S. DELIVER DELIVER DELIVER DELIVER DELIVER Y Y Y Y Y ADDRESSADDRESS ADDRESSADDRESS ADDRESSll ll l 2 Weekly Sailings 2 Weekly Sailings 2 Weekly Sailings 2 Weekly Sailings 2 Weekly Sailings to Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour from West Palm Beach West Palm Beach West Palm Beach West Palm Beach West Palm Beachl l l l l 2 Weekly2 Weekly 2 Weekly2 Weekly 2 Weekly Sailings to and from NassauNassau NassauNassau Nassaul l l l l 1 Weekly1 Weekly 1 Weekly1 Weekly 1 Weekly Sailing from West Palm Beach West Palm Beach West Palm Beach West Palm Beach West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour to Spanish Wells, Eleuthera Spanish Wells, Eleuthera Spanish Wells, Eleuthera Spanish Wells, Eleuthera Spanish Wells, Eleutheral l l l l NEWNEW NEWNEW NEW Warehouse outside Port Security Area. General Cargo, 20 & 40 Dry and Refrigerated Containers, Drive-on Ramps, Special Charters Available.RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICEWHEN SHIPPING TO ABACO... REMEMBERABACO SHIPPING ABACO SHIPPING ABACO SHIPPING ABACO SHIPPING ABACO SHIPPING ing, and the lucky winners were ecstatic with their new phones. Mr. Leon Williams, Acting President and CEO of BTC, gave the audience a brief overview of telecommunications in The Bahamas. BTC, formerly called Batelco, began operating in 1892 with a telegraph cable between Nassau and Jupiter, Florida. The first phones were installed in Nassau in 1906, two years before Nassau was electrified in 1908. Recently BTC has completed a major improvement linking all The Bahamas with a fibre optic cable in a loop or ring pattern allowingredundant service, particularly to the Southern Bahamas. Phase One that extended the cable in a ring through the Southern Bahamas was completed in December 2005. By October 2006 a loop from Abaco and Grand Bahama to Nassau was completed, carrying voice and data in both directions. The Bahamas now has the only cable link going into Haiti extending from Inagua. Mr. Williams reaffirmed BTCs commitment to providing better services to the Bahamian people and outlined some of the costs involved in bringing such services to various islands. BTC is committed to providing phone service in any area with 10 or more households. Mr. Henry Romer, a Vice President of the Northern Bahamas and until recently General Manager on Abaco, was welcomed back by the audience. He mentioned that BTC has 40 employees on Abaco, 206 in the Northern Bahamas and 1207 throughout the islands. A number of BTCs staff from Nassau and Freeport was present. The town meeting was well attended, and many Abaconians had the opportunity to voice their frustration with BTC service and ask questions about the new technology that BTC is bringing to the Abaco market. BTCFrom Page 1ViBe and IConnect Are Available NowBTC signed up many customers for its ViBe service during the day of November 8 and held a town meeting that night to inform the public of its new services. During the evening entertainment was provided by Flora and Earl, comedians who performed a skit to the delight of the crowd. Ms. Arlene Clarke, BTCs Abaco Manager, is discussing the new services with Mrs. Angie Collie of Auskell Clinic. The response to the new services was better than expected. BTC launched its ViBe program on Abaco on November 8. ViBe is a service that allows customers to use a standard telephone with a high speed internet connection to make and receive international phone calls at very low rates. This means that customers that have this service can save substantially on their overseas phone expense. ViBe allows customers to have a phone number in the US or Canada in the area code of their choice and they can use this phone service wherever they have a phone plugged into a broadband internet connection. ViBe offers many additional features such as caller ID, voice mail and threeway calling. BTC has introduced this service to keep phone revenue in The Bahamas. Unlimited calling of ViBe service is being offered at $24.99 for the first month. Charges after that month will range from $19.99 and $34.99 monthly for service to the United States and Canada to $34.99 monthly to the UK and $44.99 to Switzerland. At present BTC is offering a combined ViBe and IConnect service for $44.99 including free modem and activation. This offer includes a prepaid VISA card from the Bank of The Bahamas. BTC has also upgraded DSL its internetNew Services Are Offered by BTC Please see BTC Page 26

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3Kerry 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 LUBBERS QUARTERS Lot 17 AOC #3346 #215,000. Laurie Schreiner 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 #2291 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. $ $ $ $ $ 325,000.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 3 311-15-06 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 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING FISHING POINT HILL #3307 Spectacular panoramic views of the Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic Ocean. $200,000. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 BIG POINT LOT 19 #3574 $150,000. Contact Jane Patterson 242.366.0569 WHITE SOUND #3312 Two beachfront lots with 120 ft. on the ocean. Deeded dock access. $800,000. Contact Jane Patterson 242.366.0569 UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA UNDER CONTRA CTCT CTCT CT WHITE SOUND #3207 Lot B7 $434,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING #3660 Absolutely stunning beachfront property about 1/2 mile south of Hope Town. $990,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 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. $598,000.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 dockage 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 15, 2006 Abaco HardwareCome and Celebrate with us!Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, AbacoTel : 367-217025% OFF25% OFFPaint Up for Xmas Paint Up for XmasSELECTED PAINTS SELECTED PAINTS ENTER TO WIN THE DRAWING FOR : 18 cu.ft. Refrigerator 30 Gas Stove 1.6 cu. ft. MicrowaveWW WW W ith eith e ith eith e ith e vv vv v erer erer er y pury pur y pury pur y pur cc cc c hase ofhase of hase ofhase of hase ofSELECTED POT SETS,25% OFF SELECTED25%25%XMAS STOCKNow arriving!!!!25% OFF25% OFFSELECTED ITEMS SELECTED ITEMS25% OFFSELECTED GRILLSBIG

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 Don Mackay Blvd. near Marsh Harbour AirportCOME INAND SEEOUR NEWSELECTIONOFCHRISTMASGIFTS & ITEMSMay all the beauty of the season be yours. Christmas Trees will be in first week of December.Monday Friday 9-5 Saturday 9-3 Ph (242) 367-2674 Fax (242) 367-4755 Friday, November 24th, 2006 Friday, November 24th, 2006 Friday, November 24th, 2006 Friday, November 24th, 2006 Friday, November 24th, 2006Festivities begin @ 11:00 5:00pmWine tastingSPONSORED BY BRISTOL CELLARSHOPE TOWN HARBOUR LODGE Ph : (242) 366-0095 Fax : (242) 366-0286 harbourlodge@abacoinet.com Childrens Art Crafts l Jewelry Pottery l Straw Art and much, much, more...What a Great Way to Spend the Day!FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT 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 BIKESFamily Island outside Freeport. The office was opened on November 1 and is online in real time to a centralized computer system from its opening day here. This office will allow for timely and accurate accounting data, and it will help with training and auditing. It will provide better collection of funds and will make it easier to pinpoint what funds belong to what accounts. Too often Abaco has large amounts of money deposited to the Treasury that are not properly accounted for. Beginning in January 2007 all government agencies on Abaco will enter revenue daily on line. Mr. Smith said that the opening of this office was a milestone in history of The Bahamas. It shows governments commitment to the substantial development of the Family Islands. This growth requires government offices to provide necessary services. Government has reduced expenses overall and revenues have increased without any additional taxes. Revenues from Abaco from business licences and property taxes are up and port revenue is up. Government has the responsibility to provide essential services. The Treasury office here currently has seven staff members. The office is headed by Barbara Zonicle, a Certified Public Accountant with more than 20 years accounting experience in the public sector. The Abaco economy has contributed substantially to the Treasury with increased revenue every year. With the fastest growing economy in The Bahamas, Abaco is doing extremely well and its growth means that there will be greater demands for public services as well as the private sector. The convenience that the Treasury office here brings to the Abaco community is immeasurable. Min. Grey, who has had a law firm for the past 20 years on Abaco, sympathised with Abaconians on the long and tedious process that lawyers have to go through to get their documents stamped. He congratulated the government for bringing of the Treasury office to fruition on Abaco. Mr. Gray said that Abaco contributed $100 million to Treasury annually. In contrast, the revenue for the Treasury from Acklins was $20,000. He said that Abacos economy is worthy of note. Present at the Treasury opening ceremony were Ms. Eugenia C. Cartwright, Treasurer; Mrs. Donna Delancy, Deputy Treasurer; Mr. Ehurd Cunningham, Secretary of Revenue; Ms. Mary Mitchell, Senior Deputy Treasurer; and other staff of the Treasury office in Nassau. Also in attendance were heads from various local and central government agencies, and local businessmen and women from the Abaco community.Treasury Branch Will Collect Revenue BankFrom Page 1 The Abaco Branch of the Treasury opened on November 1 in the Tall Pines Plaza near the Marsh Harbour airport roundabout. All government agencies will enter revenue daily on line, speeding up the accounting process greatly. Photo by BIS

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Page 6 The Abaconian November 15, 2006 TELEPHONE:(242) 367-2452FAX : (242) 367-2354 P.O.Box AB20070 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamaswww.yamahaabaco.com email:yamahaabaco@hotmail.com Store Hours: Mon Fri 8am 5pm New Retail Store OPENS January Abaco Outboards Engines Website ComingAnnouncingDIESEL GENERATOR RENTALS 20kw$495 per week$1500 per month MARSH HARBOURThe Yamaha Outboard Distributor for Abaco The Denyo Distributor for the Bahamas 40kw$725 per week$2200 per month60kw$995 per week$3160 per monthSTATIONEY WORKSITE GAS GENERATOR RENTALS ef2600$25 per day$100 per weekef5200$35 per day$150 per weekef6600$60 per day$3160 per weekGENERATOR RENTALS

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 MARSH HARBOURThe Yamaha Outboard Distributor for Abaco The Denyo Distributor for the Bahamas XC100 Jog Scooter YBR125 Yamaha MotorcycleDenyo Soundproof Diesel Generators from 10kw-800kw Yamaha Gas Generators from 1kw 12kw Starting from $399Outboard Engines $14,900 Available in Blue & GreenSilver available from January 07TELEPHONE:(242) 367-2452FAX : (242) 367-2354 P.O.Box AB20070 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamaswww.yamahaabaco.com email:yamahaabaco@hotmail.com Store Hours: Mon Fri 8am 5pmStarting from$7,995Yamaha Side x Side Rhino 660SE from 2hp250hpSpecial Special $2500 $2350Special Introductory PriceYamaha Golf Cart 2003 models (used)2 Seater $4200Leasing now available starting from $149.00 per month36 month lease purchase option required.CONCRETE MIXER6 cubic feet$4395 9 cubic feet$5195 Four Stroke 350hp Arriving July New Retail Store OPENS January Abaco Outboards Engines Website Coming

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Page 8 The Abaconian November 15, 2006 Dave RalphThe Editor Says Indifference and NeglectThe 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, Julian Lockhart, Luzena, Mirella Santillo, Vernique Russell Contributors: Candace Key, Lee Pinder 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 By Julian Lockhart In 1998 St. Andrews Hurricanes and former national team coach Peter Wilson told me that soccer would be the number one played sport in the Bahamas in five years. I chuckled because I never thought it could happen because of young Bahamians love of basketball, softball and track and field. But I was wrong, really wrong. In my eight years covering sports throughout the Bahamas I have seen soccer grow from an expatriot, rich boy sport to the number one participated sport in The Bahamas. Every school in New Providence and Grand Bahama has at least one boys and girls team and some have up to four. This phenomenon called soccer has escalated in The Bahamas to the point where our national teams are not embarrassed but are actually looking at winning matches and competing against some of the best in the world. The Bahamas is a ways away from quality for the World Cup but the Bahamas Football Association has proven to be on the right path to accomplishing this goal in the future. So, one may ask where Abaco fits into this equation? Well, considering the strong Bahamian-Haitian population on Abaco and the natural love and abilities of Haitians to play soccer or what the is fondly called football, one would think there would be more Abaconians representing the Bahamas at the national level. Gary White, BFA technical director and national team coach, was on Abaco a few weeks ago perusing the talent level here and chose five players to try out for the national team. The opportunities are vast for young Bahamians in soccer internationally and especially with scholarship opportunities to play at a top university in the United States. There are over 40 Bahamians on scholarships throughout the U.S. at different levels of competition and this is not counting the dozens who have already graduated since the BFA starting pushing soccer in the schools since 1995. With interschool sports drastically lacking in Abaco because of the distance between most of the schools and the fact that a number of the students live on the surrounding cays or miles away, soccer is the one sport that can bridge that gap. There are so many opportunities in sports for Bahamian athletes whether competing locally, internationally or just having the opportunity to gain a scholarship to have the chance of a free education. It is a shame that the Abaco student athletes are not having the same opportunities other islands have because of their lack of competition and facilities. Watching the players compete on that Sunday afternoon proved there is immense talent here. It is untapped and more young Bahamians need to get involved in playing soccer in Abaco. It is not a Haitian sport and more Bahamians play soccer in Nassau and Grand Bahama than Haitians. You dont have to play for a school team, just get in touch with Malcolm Spicer at Abacom in Marsh Harbour, and he will gladly lead you to a team that is already formed or if there are enough players start a new team. Soccer is one sport where size doesnt matter. You can be tall, short, big or small yes, some speed is needed but if you are not fast but have skills, there is always a spot on the field. The sport keeps you in shape, helps with cardio, discipline, team work and most importantly it gives the youth, who are so desperately searching for something constructive to do, a chance to compete with others. The opening of the new Treasury office in Marsh Harbour gave officials an opportunity to brag about the extended services government is providing on Abaco. Speakers at the opening got a lot of mileage out of the growing Abaco economy and stressed the need for government to keep up with providing and expanding essential services. Although the facility will assist lawyers and others by stamping legal documents locally, a primary goal is the strengthening of revenue collection on Abaco by the many government agencies based here. Abaco is the third largest contributor to the Treasury behind Nassau and Freeport. Actual numbers are hard to come by although they are alleged to be public information. At a local government seminar in the spring, the figure of $70 to $80 million was given as the annual amount Abaco sends to the Treasury. At the recent Treasury office opening, The Hon. Alfred Gray, Minster of Local Government and Consumer Affairs, gave a rounded figure of $100 million from Abaco. Mr. James Smith, Minister of State for Finance, spoke after Mr. Gray and thought Mr. Grays revenue figure was high but did not offer another figure. A press release issued by the Bahamas Information Service after the opening of the Treasury office gave a low figure of $30 million. Whatever the figure, it is a common perception that Abaco does not get its fair share in return. The amount Nassau spends on Abaco is not easy for laymen to determine. Besides the publicly stated budgets given to the seven local government districts, there are the obscure figures paid for government salaries to teachers, police, nurses and many other government employees. Additionally, there is the money left on Abaco for rents and living expenses for government employees. Many government offices are in rented facilities, leaving more money here. But this essay is not about the insufficient cash which is returned or allocated to Abaco but the inattention given us in other areas. While we are constantly praised and recognized for our robust growth and vibrant economy, many of the necessary government services are left underfunded or in limbo. The residents of the Central Pines subdivision were told all amenities would be in place and their purchase price would include these amenities.. Several years after residents moved in, phones are finally being installed. BEC employees recently threatened to walk out when the smoke from the nearby dump engulfed the area. Residents in the adjoining Central Pines subdivision do not have the easy option of leaving their homes. Neither garbage collection nor road verge maintenance has been funded by local government for that area as provided for in other areas. These services are the responsibility of local government as mandated in the Local Government Act. The new sanitary land fill south of Spring City will eliminate all the dump sites on Abaco with all trash going to this new facility. There will be no more random dump fires and acrid smoke. The new site is about a year behind schedule with no one willing to discuss a completion date. Hope Town had a similar problem a few years back which was alleviated by constant demands that the problem be solved. A new program took all of Hope Towns garbage to Marsh Harbour. The South Abaco District Council is about to undertake keeping the highway verges attractive south of the Marsh Harbour airport round-about, all 50 plus miles to Sandy Point. When Cherokee residents asked if their 11 miles of highway could be maintained similarly, they were told that this was their responsibility. The road connected Cherokee to the rest of Abaco in 1985 and was paved a few years later. The narrow road with many curves was a small inconvenience to the light traffic at that time. Now with increased traffic by lumber trucks, cement delivery trucks, workmen and others going to the Abaco Club at Winding Bay and other construction sites, the obstructed view on many curves is a serious hazard. Cherokee residents complain constantly of being run off the road by trucks, heavy equipment and speeding workmen. The residents feel that road safety concerns are just as important as phones, electricity and water. Now they are told that they are responsible for the road but are not given any funding for the highway maintenance. A mega-development is not well served by a quaint winding roadway which was adequate for a village of less than 200 persons. The Marsh Harbour airport is a neglected facility which plays a major role in Abacos growth. On March 13 it was announced that work on the terminal and taxiway would begin in the spring and a $3.9 million contract was signed for paving and extending the runway. Later it was announced that the airport would be shut down for 10 weeks in the fall for paving and other work. A public outcry brought word that work could be done without closing the airport and work would start in two weeks. Then it was announced that the 1000 foot extension could not be accommodated. But a visit by the Prime Minister in September found that maybe it could be accommodated and we would hear further. The subject has not been mentioned for the past four to six weeks and no work has begun. Our local air charter companies pay extra for undercarriage maintenance due to the rough runway. A small depression at the western part of the runway jolts the faster aircraft as they land at speeds of 100 or more miles per hour. Some business and executive jets refuse to use the Marsh Harbour airport. The Hope Town District Council, which serves Elbow Cay, Man-O-War Cay and Guana Cay, has representation problems with residents in Man-O-War and Guana Cay feeling they are not properly represented. Guana Cay does not feel that their interests are best served with only one Council member. Three Council members representing Hope Town or Man-o-War may not agree but the opportunity exists for each town s three members to present varying views to be discussed for consideration. In Guana Cays case it is hard for one member to present differing views of town issues. The tractor mowing the roadsides in North Abaco was left for several years to disintegrate by the side of the road due to a bad wheel rim. It is still there as a rusting monument to governments indifference, either local or central. A new tractor and mower assigned to Central Abaco several years ago broke when it tried to mow a tree and has been out of service ever since. Pot holes are left for months as the Works Department does not have funds to buy patching material. Town Planning and the Licensing Boards are often bypassed locally with requests being approved in Nassau even though the Local Government Act requires local approval. Sometime in the late 1990s Abaco was told of getting an auditorium for civic, cultural and other functions. The financial demands of hurricane reconstruction may have changed the priorities, However, we are now said to be getting a mini-hospital and a government administration building but we are not aware of any funding being allocated for these projects. Government projects often come without adequate funding for their continued operation or maintenance. Staff at the government clinic in Marsh Harbour complain of poor conditions at the building and a general lack of interest in making repairs. Perhaps if more of the $30 million, $70 million or the $100 million that Abaco sends to Nassau every year came back, we could address many of our problems. If it is a case of government being afraid of how or where the money is being spent, a few more staff members trained in budgetary matters could watch where it goes and ensure that government is getting its moneys worth.VV VV V iewpoint iewpoint iewpoint iewpoint iewpoint Soccer A Gap to Be Bridged

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9Order 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 governmentLetters to the EditorA Solution to the Haitian SituationDear Editor, If you would like to know how serious the problem is with the Haitian community, heres some info and suggestions for you. Recently, I had to go deep into the Mud to help with a dispute for some people I help. The Mud is a lean-to city, not a town, and the further you go in, the more babies you see. All I saw everywhere were hundreds of babies. It seems to me that we might have to figure a solution to this, along with being humane. No one is going to bulldoze the Mud; that is inhumane. It might be an idea to start off with putting a Social Services office at the beginning of the Mud. Seeing as our country is spending millions every year on Haitians medical and education, perhaps we might start by giving away free birth control, and having a person on staff for advice who speaks both languages fluently and is there within reach of them. Credits for families with less than three children for discounts at the food store, for example, and other such important incentives. Secondly, and I have already seen a building similar to this, using a government investment, start a rectangular building at the beginning of the Mud that has been researched for the lessons learned in inner cities for successful low cost housing. This would be an initial investment by the government that would pay for itself. When the building, holding six or seven one-storey apartments is complete, the first six families are moved in there, and the owner of the land is paid rent. If these families do not want to move, they should be forced, and then these squalid houses bulldozed, and so forth, until the Mud, as we know it, is gone. Anyone who cannot pay reasonable rent must be sent to the compound in Nassau for repatriation, including women, who are the breeders. If the Administrator, in conjunction with Immigration, assigned a smart Social Services person with a budget that Im sure is there by now for this crisis, he/she could pull this off using a local architect and builder and police backup for reinforcement of the moves. It could be called Operation Haitian. Maybe even the Haitians, necessary to our work force, would get excited about having running water, electricity and sanitary conditions at last. Sincerely, An Abaco ObserverPot Holes Big Enough to Swallow ChildrenDear Editor, Im sure that almost everyone in Marsh Harbour has had to visit Royal Bank, Lowes Pharmacy or Dr. Boyces office at some time in the last month. Im curious as to whether, on any of these errands, anyone has misplaced any small children. If anyone has indeed lost any small children, I can tell you exactly where to find them! Go have a look in the massive craters in the parking lot and Im sure youll find those missing kids unable to climb out because the hole is so deep. Or perhaps I should be questioning the mechanics in Marsh Harbour to inquire about any increases in axle or tire repairs they have done recently as a result of small cars going down in these caverns. Oh and let me not forget the joys of muddy shoes and possibly muddy ankles when, after the rain, a person tries to walk across the parking lot and incorrectly estimates the depth of the holes that are now filled with water. I realize that the parking lot is privately owned and its probably useless to hope that it might get paved anytime in the near future. But can SOMEONE please at least put a little dirt or rock in the holes to make the parking lot just slightly more user-friendly? Thanks for your consideration! Yours faithfully, Tara G. SandsPrejudicial Pride Vs Colorless LoveDear Editor Racism is a plague that corrupts ones mentality and consumes the soul like a raging inferno within. Some people think that there is something wrong with interracial relationships. They have to look again at the day and age in which we live where it is a natural thing to have a relationship with a person of opposite color. Furthermore, some people seem to think that being prejudiced is okay. They need to check out the Bible because we have never found a place in it where the God that we serve loves just one color or one race of people. Some people who are supposed to be so-called Christians will have a very hard Friday, 3rd November, 2006 To: The Honourable V. Alfred Gray Minister of Local Government and Con sumer Affairs Dear Minister Gray, The community of Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, has some issues that we would wish you to address on behalf of our residents. In June of 2005, Local Government Elections were held to elect members for the communities within the Hope Town District. Three members were required to represent Man-O-War Cay. However, only one person chose to nominate. This resulted in the appointment of two persons by yourself. Over the last sixteen months, the Council has endeavoured to do some commendable things to benefit our community. However, in recent time, we have had some unfortunate decisions from our Council that we believe do not represent the best interests of our town or the will of its residents. The Local Government Manual page 72-73, as well as The Local Government Act page 16-18, in dealing with guidelines for appointed members, clearly indicates a time period for the same. In conclusion, we respectfully request you, as the Minister responsible to give clarification on this issue, as we would wish to elect two members to serve our best interests for the remainder of this term. Please give this your urgent attention. We await your timely reply. Sincerely yours, Walter Sweeting and more than 120 Bahamian residents of Man-O-War Cay cc: Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G Christie Attorney General, the Hon Allison Maynard-Gibson Senior Administrator Mr. Revis Rolle Editor, The Abaconian Editor, The Tribune Editor, Nassau Guardian Editor, The Punch Editor, The Bahama Journal Letter to the Hon. V. Alfred Gray Requesting Local Government Election time on that day of judgment if they do not change their hearts to a more compassionate, one that God would be pleased to say this person truly loves his or her brother or sister for who they see them for through their spiritual eyes. Truly, fellow Bahamians and other interested readers, dont you think that there would be much more harmony in this world if there were less racism and more Christlike love shown towards our neighbors? Besides race or color they are none-theless kind and loving people that have the same red blood flowing throughout their body and want nothing more than to be accepted into society without being brought down by hurling remarks of racism. It would be a good thing to see more and more interracial friendships and even marriages happen in the not-so-distant future. The ice of this prejudiced era has got to be broken once and for all so that there can be true love which is made known through the manifestation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A lot of times people separate and divide us based on our color differences especially. Like a wild flower arrangement, part of our beauty as human beings is found in our diversity. We are all shades and tones because God is a very creative artist. This is our celebration of diversity because we are all in fact colored people. (DC Talk) Curtis and Kim Roberts 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 Correction: The Duchess of Topsail is owned by Abaco Shipping II. In the November 1 issue we incorectly named the owner Marsh Harbour Shipping

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdTel: 367.2798 Fax: 367.5098 Tel: 367.2798 Fax: 367.5098 Tel: 367.2798 Fax: 367.5098 Tel: 367.2798 Fax: 367.5098 Tel: 367.2798 Fax: 367.5098 Green Turtle CayBy Annabelle Cross 2006 is quickly slipping by and its hard to believe that there are only a few weeks until Christmas. The long, hot days of summer are past and hurricane season is almost over. We can breathe a sigh of relief and thank God for the uneventful hurricane season of 2006. September and October are usually quiet months and this year was no exception. Halloween brought some activity to town as both Bluff House and Green Turtle Club hosted Halloween parties on different evenings. Adults enjoyed the chance to dress up and enjoy these parties while the children looked forward to Halloween. The fun began with a dress-up day at school. By dusk the streets were busy as the trick or treating had begun! The little ones in their favourite character and princess costumes went early to avoid the older monsters. They collected treats from almost every house in town, and everyone enjoyed seeing the children in their costumes. Teenagers and adults also enjoyed dressing up and walking around with the children.Guy Fawkes Fun NightThe Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee hosted the 4th Annual Guy Fawkes Family Fun Night on November 4th. Guy Fawkes Night (which is usually celebrated on November 5th, except if it falls on Sunday) was an almost forgotten tradition that was revived four years ago. It now seems that it is also a tradition to have a cold front move through on or just before the evening. This years plan was to set up on the park and use the stage and lights that were not available in previous years. But a strong northeast wind sent the committee back to the Awana game site. With the help of a few reliable men and a few sheets of plywood it was all set up. Rough seas discouraged persons from traveling from the mainland, but the event was still well attended. Only five guys entered the competition. This year a dynamite hunt was an added attraction. The dynamite was buried and participants bought stakes to mark the area where they thought it might be. Gene Lowes stake was closest to the dynamite and he won a two-night stay at Abaco Beach Resort. The Hayride was popular with the children. The ride took them out of town where they encountered goblins and monsters. They screamed their way back into town and fought to get on the ride again. After an evening of good food, entertainment and socializing the guys were danced, judged and burned. The Fire Department was in charge of the bonfire and it all went well. The proceeds from this event will help to fund the 2007 Island Roots Heritage Festival. The Island Roots Heritage Festival is planning a gospel concert to be held on December 2 at the festival site. This concert will feature the Cooling Waters, the Singing Prophet and Abacos own JesUs and New Direction. Ferry service will be available.A Special Beach WeddingAs most little girls grow up they dream of finding their prince charming and having their dream wedding. For most girls this dream wedding is in a decorated church, the bride in a spectacular dress, her groom in a tux and their attendants all in fancy clothes. A fancy reception will follow. The guests will be all dressed up for the event. This was NOT Yvonne Outtens dream! When she planned her wedding to Steve Thompson, she planned a beach wedding. The invitations invited guests to Fiddle Cay, an uninhabited island just north of GTC. Im sure a lot of people did not know what to expect or wondered what is she thinking? But October 20th was a beautiful day for a wedding. Guests gathered at Fiddle Cay, some arriving in their own boats, others on the landing craft arranged by a friend. The beach area was all cleared and cleaned with nature lending the perfect arch between trees. Yvonne arrived in an Albury Brothers News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 12 The children of Green Turtle Cay dressed up in fancy costumes on Halloween to go trick or treating.

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Page 12 The Abaconian November 15, 2006 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 boat and was lifted to the beach by friends. She was beautiful in her simple, but elegant dress. Her bridesmaids wore black swimsuits with black and turquoise sarongs and black flip-flops. The groomsmen wore turquoise polo shirts, white shorts and flipflops. The groom wore white linen slacks and a white shirt. Yvonnes parents, Donnie and Clara Outten, walked her down the aisle, lined by the bridesmaids, groomsmen, family and friends. Administrator Theophilus Cox performed the short, but lovely ceremony. The reception that followed was a traditional Bahamian beach party with lots of good, traditional Bahamian food and drinks. The adults enjoyed the party while the children swam in the shallow water or played on the beach. No worries about ruining clothes because most people wore swimsuits! And they had thought of everything, including a small generator to provide a sound system for music and dancing. The party continued on into the late afternoon. This lovely wedding, using the natural beauty and bounty of our beautiful country makes you wonder why more people dont take advantage of what God has blessed us with. Congratulations to Steve and Yvonne and thank you for a lovely party!Cacique Nomination TimeThe time for Cacique Award nominations has passed and once again GTC is well represented with three nominations. Lincoln Jones name is synonymous with picnics. For many years he has taken groups out to fish for their lunch, then prepared it on the beach. His picnic spot is unofficially called Lincoln Park and the stingrays that come to feed in the shallow water are an added attraction. Debbie Symonette has been the bartender at Green Turtle Club for more than 20 years. Her always pleasant attitude keeps guests happy and wanting to return. Noel and Ivy Roberts have been the curators of the Albert Lowe Museum for many years. Eighty-nine-year-old Mr. Noel was born and raised on GTC. He not only knows much of the history of the island, but he has lived it. The Roberts take their guests through a guided and personal tour of Abacos oldest museum. Congratulations to the nominees!First Responders CourseA First Responders Training Course conducted by Dr. John Shedd and John Pintard was held on GTC. Fourteen persons, including volunteer fire fighters, local nurses Renee Oaks and Shanica Rolle and Nurse Natasha Sawyer of Coopers Town, took part in the 40-hour course. In the event of an accident these persons are now prepared to offer basic CPR and life support until the injured person can be transported to a clinic. It is hoped that the local volunteer fire department will evolve into a Fire and Rescue organization, and they will be able to obtain a vehicle to house and transport emergency supplies and equipment. Thank you to Dr. Shedd and Mr. Pintard and all the participants for taking the time to make our community an even safer place to live!School NewsAmy Roberts Primary School has achieved another first. For the first time the principal of the school is just that The Principal. After the midterm break the staff and students welcomed Ms. Glenda Miller, the new third and fourth grade teacher, to the school. Ms. Miller is not a newcomer to the teaching profession and brings many years of experience to Amy Roberts Primary. She had been recently posted to the school on Acklins Island. But surely Mrs. Anne Bootle, the principal, will miss the classroom and will find More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 11 Please see Cays Page 13 Yvonne Outten and Steve Thompson, both of Green Turtle Cay, had a very special wedding on Fiddle Cay. The beautiful ceremony was held in the shade of casuarina trees on a path lined with bridal attendants and friends. The reception included lots of Bahamian music and food along with dancing while the children romped in the water.

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 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 More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 12 ways to teach a class from time to time! Welcome, Ms. Miller, to our island and our little school on the hill!TransitionsVirginia Curry passed away at her daughters home in Florida on October 28th. Mrs. Ginnie had not been in good health for a few years, but she was a fighter. Many will remember her for the beautiful special occasion cakes she made. She has made countless childrens birthdays more special with her character cakes and brought as much joy to brides with her beautiful wedding cakes. She took such pride in making the cake just the way you wanted it. Even when she needed oxygen to make it comfortably through a day, there she was with her hose long enough to reach the kitchen. She jokingly reminded you not to step on the hose and that she had to remember to take it off before opening the oven door! And it is that amazing sense of humor that we will all miss so much. And for the children, birthdays will not be the same. Hearing of her passing, my son immediately asked, Who will make the birthday cakes? Mrs. Ginny is survived by her husband, Curtis Curry, her children Kathy and Curtis, Jr., grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held on November 17th. Congratulations to Quinton and Stephanie Charlton on the birth of their daughter, Tamara Shakinah, on October 31st. Both mother and daughter are well and her brothers and sisters are eager to have her come home to GTC. With the cooler weather and shorter days we are welcoming many of our second-home owner friends back to the island. We were saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Tove Osterberg and also of the passing of Art Hardens mother. Our thoughts are with their families.Old Friends Will Be ReturningIn ending on a different note, many of the readers who attended school on GTC will remember John and Hazel Heeley, who were teachers during the late 60s and early 70s. I have kept in contact with them over the years and they will be returning to GTC in early 2007. This will be their first visit since leaving. Any former students and friends who would like more information and would like to be a part Please see Cays Page 24 The Man-O-War Foundation held a fair with games and dinners on November 4 to raise funds for their School of Higher Learning that the Foundation is planning to build. The school expects to train students in vocational areas that are vital to the businesses that Man-O-War specializes in. This event raised $5000 to be added to donations that have been made. The school will be constructed close to the property where the original Sail Shop was.

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Page 16 The Abaconian November 15, 2006 SoupCurried Apple & Pumpkin SoupSaladBelgian endive and pear salad with radichio, gorgonzola cheese and caramelized walnut. Served with our house dressingEntreesOrange Mustard Basted Turkeywith Apple Cider GravyArtichoke, sausage and parmesan cheese stuffing, cranberry sauce with roasted shallots and port, potato au gratin with Gruyere and creme Fraiche and fresh buttered asparagusGrouper OscarFresh Native Grouper stuffed with jumbo lump crab meat topped with fresh asparagus and bearnaise sauce. Served with potato au gratin with Gruyere and creme FraicheBeef WellingtonFilet mignon wrapped in a puffed pastry with a spinach pesto and served with a port wine sauce. Served with potato au gratin with Gruyere and creme Fraiche and fresh buttered asparagusHerb Crusted New Zealand Rack of LambMarinated in Dijon mustard glaze and grilled to perfection. Served with Rice Pilaf and fresh buttered asparagusDessertsOld Fashion Pumpkin Pie Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice-CreamPrice per person $42.00 plus 15% gratuityHappy Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Menu : November 23rd, 2006Seating : 6:00pm 8:30pm North Abaco NewsNorth Abaco NewsBy Vernique RussellS.C. Bootle High SchoolRecent EventsThe school year has brought many changes for both the staff and students at Sherlin Bootle High School. At the beginning of school they returned with the knowledge of a new principal on the way. However, they were clueless of what this principal would be like. Upon the arrival of Mr. Huel Moss with just as little as two weeks in office it was clear to see that tides had turned and a new moon was on the way. Reports are already showing that half way through the first semester changes are Sherlin Bootle are evident. Indeed a new day has dawned and the results are outstanding. At the first PTA meeting at the school, parents were informed of the new rules and guidelines and some of the exciting plans Principal Moss and his team had planned for the school. At the same meeting parents were informed of a canvas/tent that was ordered to provide much needed shelter for students during assemblies and while on break. Today the canvas is up and students are happy for the shade. Students are also excited about the new clubs and other opportunities that this school year has brought thus far. The interest level of the teachers is high forcing students to buckle up and get involved. Though the school is still faced with its share of challenges, overall the good has finally won over the bad. The month of October has been designated as Older Persons Month around the nation and students of Sherlin Bootle were able to display their talents while showing appreciation for the precious pearls of North Abaco. The choir of S. C. Bootle High School, under the direction of Music Teacher Mr. Enzil Cooper, provided several song selections at a special Singspiration for the older persons in the Northern area. The dance team also preformed a very inspirational routine. The event was held at the Coopers Town Church of God and was organized by the Abaco Branch of the Department of Social Services. A special meeting was also held at the school for parents and students of grade 12. This meeting gave parents and students the chance to voice concerns and be brought up-to-date with the criteria students must meet to graduate among other matters of importance. Parents, teachers, community-minded persons and students are all excited about the new day as Sherlin Bootle and are looking forward to improved results in students GPA and in national examinations. Together they have all committed to work hard to ensure that Sherlin Bootle High School becomes the number one school in the Bahamas. Please see North Page 17 S.C. Bootle High School was proud to win the island-wide ninth grade Spelling Bee held by the Ministry of Education. Mrs. Kawalram, an English Language teacher, is shown here with the students representing the school. Shavantae Pedican won first place while the other competitors were Timmesha Russell and Tyronesha Stuart. The large trophy went to the school. The choir of S.C. Bootle High School entertained the older persons of North Abaco at a special program held at the Church of God Cathedral in Coopers Town. This was part of the activities planned by the Department of Social Services to honour the elderly during Older Persons Month.

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 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 Soup Pumpkin Bisque Or Conch Chowder Salads Garden Salad with Assorted Dressings Entrees Carved Tom Turkey and Glazed Ham served with Cornbread Dressing, Candied Sweet Potatoes or Creamed Potatoes, Green Beans Almondine and Cranberry Sauce or Carved Roast Leg of Lamb served with Mint Jelly, Creamed Potatoes, and Green Beans Almondine or Smothered Local Grouper served with Peas & Rice And Green Beans Almondine Desserts Pumpkin Pie Pecan Pie Carrot Cake Fresh Rolls and Butter Price: $38.00 + 15% Per Person *Reservations are required.*Happy ThanksgivingWould like to invite you to join us onThursday, November 23, 2006 6:00pm -10:00pmFor our succulent Thanksgiving Dinner And Live Entertainment. More North Abaco NewsPTA Meeting Is PlannedThe PTA of the Sherlin Bootle High school invites parents and guardians to attend the final PTA meeting for this semester which will be held on November 21st commencing at 7 p.m. promptly. Parents are asked to make a special effort to attend this meeting as important matters concerning the students will be discussed. The official report for the semester will also be presented at the meeting.Awards and Recognition DayWith the spirit of thanksgiving in the air, the staff and students at Sherlin Bootle High have set aside November 24th to say thank you to Mr. Leslie Rolle, former principal of the high school, and to recognize students who excelled academically and athletically during the last school year. A special invitation is extended to parents, guardians and members of the public to celebrate with the students and say thank you to Mr. Rolle for his contribution to the school.School Wins District Spelling BeeParticipating in the Annual District Spelling Bee competition was the 9th grade Dynamic Dolphins of Sherlin Bootle High School. Under the direction Mrs. Kawalram, an English Language teacher, Timmesha Russell, Tyronesha Stuart and Shavantae Pedican mowed down the competition and finished as champions. The District Spelling is held annually and is sponsored by the Ministry of Education. Schools from the entire island, both the private and public, participated. On November 3rd the students representing Sherlin Bootle left the school premises with one goal in mind and that was to earn the golden trophy and be crowned the first place winners. Indeed their goal was reached and they finished on top giving them bragging rights as the best spellers on the island for their grade level. Moores Island finished 2nd and St. Francis came in 3rd. Congratulations are extended to the Dynamic Dolphins and their coach for a job well done. Go, Dolphins, Go!New Attitude ChallengeThe launch of New Attitude throughout communities in North Abaco has those enrolled excited and dropping pounds rapPlease see North Page 18 NorthFrom Page 16 S.C. Bootle High School now has a canvas tent in the court yard to give the students protection from sun and rain during assemblies and when students have break or lunch. (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$399.00 These two ladies from Green Turtle Cay have worked hard to lose weight and were recognized by the New Attitude weight loss club. Mrs. Sharon Jones, left, lost 18 pounds, the first member to reach her 10 percent target. She won a prize cup. Ms. Bessie Lowe has lost a total of 30 3/4 pounds, making her recipient to the special cup and the first 25pound certificate. The New Attitute clubs are now in Green Turtle Cay, Coopers Town and Treasure Cay.

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Page 18 The Abaconian November 15, 2006 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) 367-5241idly. If you thought things could get no better, well you are so wrong! The challenge has been set; who will win depends solely on how badly any member wants it. As of November 9th members will be in the race to see who loses the most weight six weeks from the starting date. The prize for the winner will be an exercise machine or cash. Who will win depends on you the members. Congratulations are extended to members Mrs. Sharon Jones and Ms. Bessie Lowe. Sharon is the first member to reach her 10 percent target and she lost 18 pounds which enabled her to become the first recipient of the prize cup. Bessie has lost a total of 30 3/4 pounds, making her recipient to the second cup and of the first 25-pound certificate. Both ladies are from the Green Turtle Cay which is the first established New Attitude Club. The cups were designed by Mrs. Karen McIntosh of Abaco Ceramics and were specially hand painted. New Attitude is up and running and those interested are invited to hop abroad the train. Come and join founder Bridgette Russell at any of the club meetings in Green Turtle, Treasure Cay or Coopers Town. Its time to put on a new attitude and get fit, you can do it.Fund Raising EventsDiscovery Day Raised Funds for Summer FestivalOn Discovery Day/ National Heros Day the North Abaco Summer Festival & Power Boat Race Committee held another beach picnic. The committee thanks all those who came and supported their venture. The committee is looking forward to your continuous support as they raise funds to bring the 2nd Annual Summer Festival & Power Boat Races in July 2007.School Will Raise FundFox Town Primary School will host a steak-out and cultural extravaganza on November 11th. This steak-out will raise funds to assist the school with equipment and supplies. That evening Principal Austin Mills and crew will treat those in attendance to an evening of laughter as they put on a cultural explosion. The PTA is inviting the general public to support this venture as they seek to provide quality education to this nations future generations. More North Abaco News NorthFrom Page 17Cook-out Will Raise College FundsA cook-out will be held on November 18th at the Treasure Cay Primary school grounds. The public is invited to its support to 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 good Bahamian dinners as well as guava duff, conch fritters and much more. Proceeds from the cook-out are in aide of Moranda Williams and Vernique Russells college funds. This event begins at 11. Discovery Day was a fun day for those attending a fund raising event for the North Abaco Summer Festival. It was held at the Treasure Cay beach. Food and drinks were offered in the area near the Anglican church. The Summer Festival and Power Boat Races will be held in July 2007. Please see North Page 19 The Red Cross provided bags and boxes of clothing, shoes and baby items to the immigrant residents of Sand Banks. Shown here is Glender Knowles, a Red Cross member from Freeport, who assisted with distributing the clothing.. Man-O-War Cay Man-O-War Cay Man-O-War Cay Man-O-War Cay Man-O-War Cay ii ii invites you to join us for our nvites you to join us for our nvites you to join us for our nvites you to join us for our nvites you to join us for our Christmas Open HouseEighteenth Annual Great gift ideas, decorations, and handmade ornaments, and stocking stuffers. See our newly renovated shop and mermaid window.CC CC Come share in our ome share in our ome share in our ome share in our ome share in our Holiday Cheer! Holiday Cheer! Holiday Cheer! Holiday Cheer! Holiday Cheer!Saturday. Nov. 25th, 2006 Saturday. Nov. 25th, 2006 Saturday. Nov. 25th, 2006 Saturday. Nov. 25th, 2006 Saturday. Nov. 25th, 2006 10am til 1pm 10am til 1pm 10am til 1pm 10am til 1pm 10am til 1pmRefreshments & Door Prizes Refreshments & Door Prizes Refreshments & Door Prizes Refreshments & Door Prizes Refreshments & Door Prizes

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 Nassau: Collins Ave 322 2341 Thompson Blvd 325 8776 Mall at Marathon 393 6286 Family Islands: Freeport 242 352 7119 Abaco 242 367 2688 Exuma 242 336 2420What about your motor insurance? Dont find out by accident that you dont have the coverage you thought you had. Ask about our Protected No Claims Discount and No Fault Benefit.Our agents are waiting for your call. 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 Red Cross NewsLeader Is RecognizedThe North Abaco branch of the Red Cross has been in existence for about three years. Since its inception Mrs. Patrice Russell has been the elected leader. The society in North Abaco is in Little Abaco and has six members and many followers. In October representatives from The Red Cross Society in Freeport presented a certificate of appreciation to Mrs. Russell for her contributions. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Red Cross society in North Abaco, you can contact Mrs. Russell at 365-2091 for further information. Congratulations are extended to Mrs. Russell from the communities in North Abaco.The Red Cross Assists Sand Banks ResidentsMrs. Patrice Russell, leader of the Red Cross Society in North Abaco, along with Glender Knowles also of the Red Cross Society, spent the morning of November 8 delivering clothing, toys and other items of necessity to residents of Sand Banks which is a Haitian village near Treasure Cay. In total there were about 19 bags of clothing, five boxes of toys along with boxes of shoes and baby items that were distributed. Residents crowded the ladies trying to get whatever they could for their families and themselves. Residents of Sand Banks were grateful to the Red Cross Society for the items. The Red Cross is committed to helping people in need in their times of crisis and disasters. More North Abaco NewsDr. Albert FrancoisIn the early part of this year the clinic at Coopers Town was blessed with a new doctor, Dr. Albert Francois, who is without a doubt if not the best; he is surely one among the best of doctors to serve the people in North Abaco. Dr. Francois is a very concerned and caring doctor who goes beyond to ensure that his patients are conscious of their well being and he works hard to improve them. He has dedicated himself to the people of North Abaco and has been doing a splendid job. His patients become his family and are treated with respect. Though he is friendly, he is also very strict and concise, health is always first and foremost with him. Dr. Francois launched a campaign to help persons struggling with obesity and overweight which can be direct results of diabetes and hypertension to name a few. His goal is to make North Abaco the healthiest community in the Bahamas. Realizing that many patients are only suffering from most of the above sicknesses due to lack of knowledge; he takes time to educate his patients to help them live better and longer lives. NorthFrom Page 18 Please see North Page 20For 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 Prices

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Page 20 The Abaconian November 15, 2006 Happy ThanksgivingStarter Pumpkin & Carrot Bisque with garlic croutons or Crisp Garden Salad with marinated beets & walnuts Entrees Herb Butter Roasted Turkey with gravy, bacon and mushroom cornbread stuffing, green beans, sweet potato casserole and cranberry sauce with lime and ginger $32.00 Prime Rib of Beef with horseradish cream, served with glazed carrots, green bean casserole and scalloped potatoes $35.00 Grouper Florentine with creamy garlic sauce, served with glazed carrots, green bean casserole and baked potatoe $35.00 Dessert Pumpkin Duff with Rum Sauce Key Lime Pie CheesecakeThanksgiving Dinner Menu, November 23, 2006 Served 6pm 9:30pmGratuity not included OPEN8 8AM PMtofrom December 1st 24th, 2006VARIETY STORE AND DOLLAR SHOPthrough Nov. 30 Closed 5:30 pmCorner of S.C.Bootle Highway & Don MacKay Blvd. More North Abaco NewsHe has established a bond among the people of North Abaco and is a valuable asset in many ways. A special thank you is extended to Dr. Francois for doing such an excellent job in our communities. We thank God for his presence here and are looking forward to great things as these communities partner with him for better health and longer lives.BTC Launches VIBEThe official launch of VIBE a new longdistance voice service provided by BTC was launched on November 8th on Abaco. Residents in North Abaco crowded the BTC office in Treasure Cay trying to sign up for their package. VIBE will allow consumers to make international calls at a cheaper rate. BTC ran a special introductory package for consumers applying. BTC is doing its part to ensure that Abaco is kept abreast with all the technological changes that are happening around the world. If you missed the chance to apply during the official launch date, you can still apply at any BTC office on the Island.End Time Harvest Celebrates 10th Annual ConventionPastoral staff, along with member and followers of End Time Harvest celebrated its 10th Annual Convention. The dates for the celebration were November 6-10th. Saturday, the 11th, was a youth night of praise and worship and on Sunday 12th the convention climaxed with a grand celebration. Speakers for the convention were both local ministers and invited international ministers. Congratulations are extended to End Time Harvest on its 10th anniversary from the communities in North Abaco.Torch Bearers Held Steak-outThe North Abaco Torch Bearers Association thanks everyone that supported its steak-out that was held on October 25th. The association is making preparation to host another steak-out in the very near future. The members are looking forward to the people on North Abaco supporting them once again.North Abaco Will Host Soft-Ball ChampionshipsFor the first time in softball history in the Bahamas, Abaco will be represented in the Bahamas Softball Federation Championship. Not only will Abaco be represented but we will also host the event for both the ladies and mens softball championship. It will take place on November 24th and 25th at Bakers Field in Coopers Town. Representing Abaco will be the North Abaco Joes Generals Champions. On the weekend of November 3rd -5th Joes Generals traveled to Freeport, Grand Bahama, to compete in the Bahamas Softball Federation playoffs. In the first game the Generals suffered a devastating loss to the Destroyers of Eleuthera losing 3-0. However, this loss lit the fire underneath the Generals, and they proceed throughout the playoffs not looking back. In the second game, the Generals upset the entire crowd defeating Grand Bahama 3-0, Fredric Cornish was the winning pitcher for that game. Game three was a close call; however, the Generals still came out victoriously defeating the team from New Providence 5-4. In the deciding game the Generals faced Exuma, whom they defeated 13-2. The winning pitcher for that game was Kenny Rolle. Abaco finished 3-1 which landed them a spot in the Bahamas Softball Federation Championship against the Destroyers of Eleuthera. The Joes Generals will travel to Eleuthera on November 16-18th where they will play games one and two. The following weekend Bakers Field will come alive as both the men and women face off for the chance to be crowned National Champions. NorthFrom Page 19 The Ladies Championship will be between the Wildcats of New Providence and the Triple Play Pearls of Grand Bahama. The admission for the games will be $5 and refreshment will be on sale. Gary Smith, President of the Abaco Softball Federation, is encouraging fellow Abaconians to come out and cheer our home boys on. Congratulations to Joes Generals for advancing this far. We are rooting for you to finish victoriously. A Town Meeting was held by the Coopers Town Committee to inform the residents of their work and to hear complaints and suggestions. Local government has purchased a lot in town and plans to build a two-room building housing a library and a computer room. They bought a 60foot by 40-foot tent for the high school. Ms. Elaine Martinborough told the group Urban Renewal is for assisting people and is not involved with buildings. Mrs. Green of Environmental Health told how land fills come under the jurisdiction of Environment Health while dumps are the responsibility of Local Government. When the land fill facility is completed south of Marsh Harbour, all present dumps on Abaco will be closed and all trash will be trucked to the land fill. There will be two garbage transfer stations in North Abaco. Shown here is Chief Councillor Eric Collie chairing a Town Meeting held by the Coopers Town Committee. The meeting was poorly attended. Mrs. Hannah from Social Services is on the left. Town Leaders Hold Meeting to Inform Residents

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 Taste of Abaco Finest Cuisines Toys for Tots & Kids Games Choirs, Quartets & Soloist Royal Bahamas Police Marching & Pop Band Calypso Bands Musical & Art Competition Mask and Drumming Competition Arts & Crafts Photos with Santa Face Paintings Dog Show Christmas Tree Lighting Fire Works Display Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Saturday, December 9th, 2006 Saturday, December 9th, 2006 Saturday, December 9th, 2006 Saturday, December 9th, 2006 Saturday, December 9th, 2006 12 Noon 10:00 p.m. 12 Noon 10:00 p.m. 12 Noon 10:00 p.m. 12 Noon 10:00 p.m. 12 Noon 10:00 p.m.SPONSORS The Abaco Tourist Office ll ll l Scurvy Few ll ll l Radio Abaco The Abaconian ll ll l Abaco Petroleum The Abaco Club on Winding Bay For Further information, please contac For Further information, please contac For Further information, please contac For Further information, please contac For Further information, please contac tt tt t The Abaco Tourist Office 242-367-3067 The Abaco Tourist Office 242-367-3067 The Abaco Tourist Office 242-367-3067 The Abaco Tourist Office 242-367-3067 The Abaco Tourist Office 242-367-3067ate one. Legislation for creating the bank was passed in 1974 and was implemented in 1978. One of the successful goals was branching out from Nassau to take their banking services to clients in the Family Islands. Abaco was first to have the bank open a branch in the Family Islands. The Bahamas Development Bank is financed by the National Insurance Board, the International Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank and others via loans. The money advanced to small businesses by the bank is a loan, not a gift. The last evening was a summary of what had been discussed the pervious evenings. The attendees were reminded that to beat competition, business owners should have a few advantages over their competitors .The location of the business is of first importance. The place of business should be close to their market. Their product should be of quality and good value, service should be on time and friendly to build loyalty. A person setting up a business should first analyze the market to find out if there is a viable market for his product. Other considerations include reasonable pricing, plans for distribution and customer service. Members of the audience were invited to comment. The most frequent remarks were that they learnt the importance of marketing, of creating awareness and of cooperating between businesses. The seminar was sponsored by the Business Advisory Unit and the facilitator Mr. Bert Munnings. The chairman of the Bank, Mr. Neville Adderley, traveled from Nassau to attend the function and Mr. Loren Coleby, the local branch manager, was also present The Chairman was pleased to see the number of persons attending these programs in the Family Islands. He explained that he was instructed by the Prime MinThe Bahamas Development Bank was established to assist small business people to open and manage their businesses. A three-session seminar on marketing gave clients and other interested people many guidelines and suggestions for marketing their products, thus increasing their sales. Shown here are Mr. Bert Munnings, facilitator, Mr. Neville Adderley, Chairman of the bank, Ms. Valarea Swain-Miller, Senior Assistant Manager, and Mr. Loren Coleby, Manager of the Abaco branch of the bank. ister to make the Development Bank more relevant for the small business man. The bank has money to lend and will advise on business matters. Mr. Adderley said, If you have a project that has reasonable chance of success, we will give it our consideration. We have money to lend, he assured the audience. I hope this will lead on to the creation of more businesses on Abaco, he concluded. The event was organized by Mrs. Valarea Swain-Miller in Nassau with the local collaboration of Mrs. Debby Jones.Development Bank Was Mandated to Assist Small Businesses BankFrom Page 1

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Page 22 The Abaconian November 15, 2006 Rotarys District Governor VisitedBy Mirella Santillo During a brief visit, the Rotary District Governor, Mr. Alastair Paterson, visited Abaco Central High Schools newly formed Interact Club and inducted 22 members. The Governor and his wife were accompanied by the Assistant District Governor, Mr. Murray Forde from Nassau. The visitors attended the Rotarian dinner function on October 30th. Two new members were inducted by the District Governor that evening, Dr. Sue Fairclough, a psychiatrist, and Mr. Dewayne Johnson, a banker. Mr. Paterson addressed the assembly urging them to bring new members to the Club, especially young people. There are two perceptions that members have to get rid of when thinking about Rotary, he said, that it is for older people and that you have to be rich to belong. He also urged members to involve their families in the induction and in projects. The international projects for this year are water and education. Mr. Gentry Morris, the clubs secretary, will give leadership training to Rotarians. The last topic of the evening was the Foundation, which is Rotarys only charity. The Foundation has raised $650 million that was used to almost eradicate polio from the earth. The District Governor announced the creation of a new project for The Bahamas, an emergency water plant for Grand Bahama.Anchor Club Officers Receive TrainingBy Samantha V. Evans Abaco can now boast of having five schools with Anchor Clubs and it will soon be six when Amy Roberts starts a club there. On November 4th officers and members from these schools attended a training session to learn more about their responsibility as Anchors. The five schools that presently have Anchor Clubs are Abaco Central High School, St. Francis de Sales, Forest Heights Academy, S.C. Bootle, and Central Abaco Primary School that has the Junior Anchors. The Anchor Club is the youth arm of Pilot Club International, which consists of young people who are willing to serve their communities. Students learn leadership skills, public speaking skills and planning skills. The members must have and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. The focus project of the Pilot Club is brain-related disorders and to promote an awareness of brain-related disorders and improve the lives of those affected through education, voluntarism, financial support and research. Anchor Clubs are encouraged to implement brain-related disorder projects that meet the needs of local schools and communities. During the training Anchors were addressed by Pilot Club members. Mr. Cecil Simon, leader of the St. Francis Club, stated that all three groups showed creativity, versatility, and style. After this exercise, students learned the order of meetings, seating arrangements at meetings and the responsibility of all offices. Usually when the Anchor Club is mentioned, people think of high school. But this school year Mrs. Neulessa Major, a teacher at Central Abaco Primary and a Pilot Club member, has taken on the challenge to introduce this club to primary school students. She stated that they will not do all of the travel activities that the older students do but they do plan to do a lot of projects around the school and partner with the students in one of the high schools to do community service. The club was launched on November 2nd with 27 students and is open to students from grades three through six. If the Club NewsMr. Alastair Paterson, center, Rotary District Governor, inducted two new members into the Rotary Club of Abaco during his recent visit. They were Dr. Sue Fairclough and Mr. Dewayne Johnson on the left. Rotarian Frederik Gottlieb is on the right. While Mr. Alastair Paterson was on Abaco, he visited Abaco Central High School that has an Interact Club, the youth organization of the Rotary Club. There he inducted 22 new members. Please see Clubs Page 23

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 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-outboardshop@abacoinet.com Full range of Johnson two stroke and four stroke Evinrude outboard engines from 2hp to 250hp at lower than US prices Up to three year warranty Extensive parts Inventory Factory trained mechanics Dry boat storageAssociated 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 OBS MarineFreeport242.3529246 Authorized Distributor 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 Dinner served 6:00pm 9:00pmRoast Turkey served with all the trimmingsCornish Hen with fruit stuffingFilet Topped with jumbo lump crab& drizzed with a bordelaise sauceRoasted Rosemary Rack of Lamb ,served with Mint JellyScallops served in a white wine sauceHoney Baked HamSoup of the DayButternut SquashVegetables of the DayBrussel Sprouts Green Beans Sweet Potatoe Casserole Mashed Potatoes Mushroom RiceChildrens Menu availableReservations SuggestedVHF 16 / Ph : 366-0065Boat House RestaurantThanksgiving Day Menu ClubsFrom Page 22 More Club Newsclub is successful at this school level, it will be chartered in January 2007. Four other teachers and the principal will assist with this club.District Governor Visits Pilot ClubsBy Luzena On September 29 the Bahamas District Governor of the Pilot Club, Alice Rolle, and her team from Nassau and Freeport came to Abaco to meet with the Abaco Pilot Clubs and encourage and motivate them to continue voluntary service in the Abaco communities. The first event was a meeting with the Marsh Harbour branch of the Pilot Club of Abaco, where President Neulessa Major and her team gave an acWhile many children dressed in costumes depicting witches and goblins, Anchor Club members from Abaco Central High School, St. Francis de Sales and Forest Heights Academy collected canned goods from various communities throughout Abaco on Halloween. The event was organized by Pilot Club members who accompanied the Anchors on their quest to collect canned goods for less fortunate senior citizens on Abaco. Mr. Cecil Simon, one of the leaders, stated that they far exceeded the number of cans collected last year. count of what the club has been doing and its goals for the upcoming year. The next morning President Major and her team together with Abaco Central High Anchors and the Governor with her team performed the clubs first community service for the year, the monthly Meals on Wheels which was a great success. That evening the Pilots met with the Pilot Club in Sandy Point. President Paul Pinder and his team pledged to make their club year a success. Pilots focus is to educate the disadvantaged, support the arts, comfort and provide for people in need, train kids to be safe and much more. Pilots in Central Abaco meet the third Tuesday of every month at the Central Abaco Primary School. It Pays to Advertise

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderAnnual Missionary MeetingEpworth Chapel held its annual Missionary Meeting on November 11 and 12th. The Auction was on Saturday afternoon on the back porch of The Manse. This long time Methodist tradition has been going on for more than 80 years. Cherokee is the last Methodist church to still have its original Mission Boat the John Wesley built in the 1920s or 1930s by Joe Sawyer, whose descendants still attend church at Epworth and whose family are one of the original settlers back in 1780. In years past the old boat was pulled around the settlement by a crew of men (no ladies allowed) to collect prize fruits, vegetables, cakes and pies to be auctioned off to raise money for missionary work at home and abroad. As usual the auction proved to be both competitive and fun. One of the highest bids of the day went for a half-sailboat wall hanging carved by Andy Albury and designed by Emerson Albury of Man-0-War and carved from native woods. But an especially luscious looking coconut pie with meringue piled a mile high and two coveted bottles of pure cane syrup went for over $200 apiece. There were hamburgers cooked on the grill for those that were hungry and plenty of homemade jelly coconut ice cream and delicious conch fritters to bid on. The bidding was quite lively and everyone seemed to have a good time. Abacos newly assigned minister, Rev. Dr. Stephen Hale, not only helped with the auction but delivered the sermon on Sunday. His topic was from Gods instructions to Love Thy Neighbour and even those you find difficult to like. He said he had never experienced our type of missionary meeting before but was very pleased with the overall results. This years missions raised a record breaking $9,500 through the auction, donations, collections from family missionary banks and Sundays church collections, with still more donations to come. Sometimes it seems like when you need it most God will provide. South Abaco NewsCherokee Sound has a long tradition of raising funds for the Methodist Missionary Meeting by collecting produce and home baked foods for an auction. This years auction provided much fun as well as raising hundreds of dollars. Their total for this year was a record breaker, $9500, that will be used for missionary work at home and abroad. Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Back Street Cafe, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Tuesdays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W December 2006 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EST) 2 (EST) 3 (EST) 4 (EST) 5 (EST) 6 (EST) 7 (EST) 8 (EST) 9 (EST) 10 (EST) 11 (EST) 12 (EST) 13 (EST) 14 (EST) 15 (EST) 16 (EST) 17 (EST) 18 (EST) 19 (EST) 20 (EST) 21 (EST) 22 (EST) 23 (EST) 24 (EST) 25 (EST) 26 (EST) 27 (EST) 28 (EST) 29 (EST) 30 (EST) 31 (EST) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 4:36a 3.0 11:03a 0.0 4:57p 2.5 11:02p -0.2 5:32a 3.2 12:02p -0.1 5:53p 2.5 11:54 p -0.3 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 6:25a 3.3 12:56p -0.2 6:46p 2.5 12:45a -0.4 7:17a 3.3 1:48p -0.3 7:37p 2.5 1:34a -0.4 8:06a 3.3 2:37p -0.2 8:26p 2.4 2:23a -0.3 8:54a 3.2 3:25p -0.2 9:14p 2.4 3:11a -0.2 9:41a 3.1 4:12p -0.1 10:02p 2.3 3:59a -0.1 10:27a 2.9 4:58p 0.0 10:50p 2.2 4:48a 0.1 11:13a 2.7 5:44p 0.1 11:39 p 2.2 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:39a 0.2 11:59a 2.5 6:29p 0.2 12:30a 2.2 6:33a 0.4 12:46p 2.3 7:13p 0.3 1:23a 2.2 7:31a 0.5 1:35p 2.2 7:59p 0.3 2:17a 2.2 8:31a 0.5 2:26p 2.1 8:44p 0.3 3:10a 2.3 9:30a 0.5 3:18p 2.0 9:31p 0.3 4:01a 2.4 10:26a 0.5 4:10p 2.0 10:17p 0.3 4:49a 2.5 11:17a 0.4 5:01p 2.1 11:02 p 0.2 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:34a 2.6 12:06p 0.3 5:48p 2.1 11:47p 0.1 6:18a 2.8 12:51p 0.2 6:35p 2.1 12:31a 0.0 7:01a 2.9 1:36p 0.1 7:19p 2.2 1:15a 0.0 7:44a 3.0 2:19p 0.0 8:04p 2.2 1:59a -0.1 8:27a 3.0 3:02p 0.0 8:49p 2.3 2:45a -0.1 9:11a 3.0 3:45p -0.1 9:35p 2.3 3:33a -0.1 9:56a 3.0 4:29p -0.1 10:24 p 2.3 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 4:24a -0.1 10:44a 2.9 5:14p -0.2 11:15p 2.4 5:20a -0.1 11:34a 2.7 6:02p -0.2 12:10a 2.4 6:21a 0.0 12:29p 2.5 6:52p -0.2 1:09a 2.5 7:26a 0.0 1:27p 2.4 7:46p -0.2 2:11a 2.6 8:35a 0.0 2:30p 2.2 8:42p -0.2 3:14a 2.7 9:44a 0.0 3:34p 2.1 9:41p -0.3 4:17a 2.8 10:49a -0.1 4:36p 2.1 10:39 p -0.3 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:17a 2.9 11:50a -0.2 5:36p 2.1 11:34p -0.3 Monthly High & Low High December 4, 7:17a 3.3 ft Low December 5, 1:34a -0.4 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows by Nobeltec Corporation. 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Page 26 The Abaconian November 15, 2006Area 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 safety has also made this topic part of his portfolio of service. He just added more diversity to his job by becoming the softball coach for the Hope Town School. Between Coach Patrick Stewart and Coach Cpl. Johnson, the Hope Town School Wreckers promise to become a force to be reckoned with on the softball field. Prinicpals Honour Colleagues The Abaco Principals Association met recently for a luncheon at Sea Spray Resort on Elbow Cay to honour three of their colleagues. Mr. Euthal Green retired after serving more than 30 years with the Ministry of Education and most recently as principal of Abaco Central High School. Mr. Leslie Rolle, former principal of S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town has a new position with the Ministry of Education as High School Curriculum Coordinator. Mr. Frank Hepburn retains his position as principal of Crossing Rocks School but adds Building Maintenance Coordinator to his portfolio. After a sumptuous meal, monogrammed briefcases were given to the honourees.School PTA Elects OfficersThe PTA of Hope Town School recently held elections for their officers of 20062007. The results are President, Mrs. Tami Cash; Vice President, Mrs. Chris Cartwright; Secretary, Mrs. Bonnie Hall; Treasurer, Mrs. Anna Albury; Chaplain, Mrs. Lenora Sweeting; Mothers lunch duty coordinator, Mrs. Cha Boyce. Grade Coordinators are Grades K-1 Mrs. Laura Durham; grades 2-3 Mrs. Chris Albury; grade 4 Mrs. Nancy LeBrun; Grades 5-6 Mrs. Jane Patterson. Congratulations to all and a special thank you to Mrs. Jane Patterson for serving as PTA president for the past eight years. CaysFrom Page 24 BTCFrom Page 2 service and calls it IConnect. Iconnect is faster than the previous DSL, the original service the company has been offering. BTC is planning to launch Blackberry service and the long awaited GSM cell phone service. The GSM service is a new cell phone service that will be launched on Abaco during the first week of December. This system is widely used throughout the world, and the present TDMA system will be phased out by 2008. Customers with a TDMA number can transfer the number to a GSM phone. GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) is the worlds predominant mobile phone system, first adopted in Europe that then quickly spread throughout much of the world. GSM enables the same cell phone to work in many countries around the world.. However, it is not available in some areas of the United States and when used in those areas of the States there is a higher charge per minute. GSM service requires many towers that BTC has been erecting throughout the islands. Nassau required 25 towers but there are 30 towers on Abaco. Changing over to the GSM system and installing the towers has cost BTC $14.1 million just for Abaco. BTC is offering many more services on its website Customers can look at their statements, print them out and pay their bills online through their EZPay service. If phone service has been cut off, customers can pay up their bills, be reconnected, add or subtract services all without being charged any fees. The directory assistance on line is much more complete than the listing that operators have.Abaco Women of God Hold Prayer BreakfastBy Samantha V. Evans Thirty Christian women gathered at Grace Baptist Church for an early morning prayer breakfast on November 4th. The speaker for the morning was Ms. Phillipa Farrington, a teacher at Abaco Central High School and Youth Pastor at Abaco Youth Ministries and the topic for the morning was Though the Vision Tarry What God creates in anyone comes forth in the form of that persons vision or goal that she pursues at different stages of her life. Whether or not her vision becomes a reality depends on her faithfulness to God. Ms. Farrington stated that there are three kinds of people: 1. People God is preparing to give a vision. 2. People that God has already given a vision. 3. People that God will give the strength, energy or resources to make their vision become a reality. She encouraged the women to trust God and serve Him because He is the only one who can make their path clear. The prayer breakfast was organized by Mrs. Beverley Archer of Abaco Youth Ministries. The next prayer breakfast will be held in January in Treasure Cay.Hallelujah Smack Down at Zion CathedralBy Samantha V. Evans Whistles, tambourines and cowbells filled the air at Zion Baptist Cathedral as hundreds of children were present for the Hellelujah Smack Down Concert on October 31st beginning. Visiting performers from the United States and Freeport came for the concert. Kicking off the show was Youth Pastor Beckley and the Unity Baptist Church performers-Righteous Warriors. These teen male rappers rocked the hall as they gave praise to God in their own unique way. Performers from Dade County known as Mighty Mouse and Tornado rapped songs that told of Gods love and some of the challenges they have had a young Christian men. Tornado told the children that when he was growing up, Halloween night was not a pleasant night for him as his mother took him to Haiti many times to perform rituals that made him a very dark negative boy and then a man. He wanted the children to know that the things this day represents are real and have been his reality. He encouraged them to stay in school so that they can get a good education and to come to church so they can learn about God. His words were very powerful and fell on listening ears of a quiet crowd. Also performing were a number of local artists and Romeo Butler a.k.a. Jhug from Freeport, Grand Bahamas. Most of the performers were males, young men who had gone through trials in their lives. Before they got killed or were incarcerated, they gave their lives to the Lord. It was very encouraging to see them take the time to come to Abaco to perform for the youth on a night known for a lot of mischievous activities. This endeavor on the part of Mr. Leroy Thompson Youth Pastor for Zion Baptist Cathedral was a step in the right direction for the youth. Abaco will see more of these young men in the near future as they promised to do what they can to help save as many young people as possible from the road of destruction.Church Will Feature Guest SpeakerLincoln Young, the minister of the Rock Sound Church of Christ on Eleuthera, will be the guest speaker at the Marsh Harbour Church of Christ on December 10th at the 11 a.m. service. This has been designated as Bring Your Friend Day The public is invited to visit. Mr. Young is an inspiration to all who know him. He is a quadriplegic with an infectious smile and a knack for helping others. He has served the Rock Sound Church for 15 years and is in demand as a speaker on Eleuthera as well as other parts of the Bahamas and in the United States. He is a sports coach, counselor and organizer of activities to help young men and woman develop into productive citizens of our great country. Church News Remember Register to Vote

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harb.........367-2963 Above & Below...........................................367-0350 Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbour...................... 367-2787 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 pm2:30 (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 6 Novt 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

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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 22, NOVEMBER 15th, 2006 Library Honours the Late Van StrattonAbaco Central High School Reopens LibraryFourteen people on Green Turtle Cay completed a First Responders course offered by Dr. John Shedd and John Pintard. It is a 40-hour course to teach first aid, CPR and emergency care until victims can receive medical care. Standing are Joshua Lowe, Jennifer Sawyer, Margo Lowe, Julie Farrington, Marilyn Saunders, Fire Chief Junior Roberts, Amy Rutledge, Matthew Lowe, Nurse Renae Oaks, John Pintard and Dr. John Shedd. In the front are Scott Roberts, Bruce Sawyer and Michael Sawyer. Not included were Wade Cash, Seaneca Rolle and Natasha Sawyer, who also completed the course.GTC Residents Train as First Responders Halloween saw many children and young people out trick or treating, dressed in a wide variety of costumes. That same night several church in Central Abaco held Halloween parties, encouraging the children to have fun in churches rather than walk the streets. This is one of many groups that went house to house.Halloween Brings Out the Costumes By Portia Jonsson Family and friends of the late R. Van Stratton celebrated with the teachers and students of the Abaco Central High School the reopening and renaming of the schools library in his honor on October 18th. During the 80s when the library was built, Mr. Stratton served as president of the PTA and he provided the most passion, drive, funds, materials and other resources to see this library become a reality. Mr. Kendris Hield, school principal, implored his students to seize the opportunities this library affords them. He was dismayed when he looked for an open, functioning library on the compound and did not find one. He was concerned because he realized that no organization that imparts knowledge can function properly without one. To run a school without a library, he said, is like having a cell without a nucleus. The library is the place where students can go to research, read and be mentally stimulated. He thanked God for providing the school with two teachers, Mrs. Martha Smith and Mrs. Ruby Rolle, who shared in this vision. The Class of 2006 was recognized for helping to fund the purchased of a two-ton airconditioner unit for the library as well as Please see School Page 4 Principal Kendris Hield has reopened the library on the campus of Abaco Central High School and has installed air conditioning. He wants the students to appreciate the knowledge that they can acquire through books, magazines and the internet. The library has been named after Mr. Van Stratton, who was instrumental in raising money and constructing the building while he was president o f the PTA. By Mirella Santillo Several agencies have partnered to present community training on Abaco. This included disaster management training and response team training. Two programs were offered simultaneously during the week of October 16-20 and many attended both programs. The programs were intense theoretical and practical learning, VCA (Vulnerability, Capacity and Assessment) and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). The training was conducted by a team of instructors from Nassau coordinated by Mrs. Diane Turnquest, Director of the New Providence Community Center. The partners included the Red Cross, NEMA, Echo and NPCC to offer a community awareness seminar that encompassed the best training methods of each agency. The Bahamas is exposed to hurricanes which are a common recurrence, but it could be at risk from a tsunami threat. Other threats could include serious crashes involving manyWork Shop Teaches Disaster Management Please see Training Page 10 By Samantha V. Evans As the next general election approaches, employees from the Administrators Office have become mobile in an attempt to ensure that all qualified Bahamian citizens have an opportunity to register to vote. They went on the road to make up the numbers for the Parliamentary Registrars Office. They have set up tables at banks, schools, churches, businesses, hardware stores, wherever there are people employed or that frequent the place to war-Voter Registration Goes on the Road Please see Registration Page 17

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Page 2 B The Abaconian November 15, 2006 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayBy Samantha V. Evans Water and Sewerage Abaco District has a new Operations Manager who arrived in September of this year, Mr. Keith Thompson. He stated that he has always worked in industry. He has worked for Water and Sewerage for almost 17 years. Even though he moved around a lot, he was always stationed in Nassau. This present post Is the first time that he has been stationed outside of the capital. He is no stranger to Abaco, however, as he has worked here several times in the past and was instrumental in the start up of the Moores Island reverse osmosis plant. When an opening became available on Abaco, he applied and is excited to be stationed here as he sees the potential it has. He has a good, hardworking staff of 17 persons who are dedicated to their job. He is pleased with the work that his office has done since his arrival in September. He has implemented systems and programs that will help the office to run effectively and efficiently even if he is not there. He would like to see the office respond quicker (within hours) to complaints and concerns of consumers, especially when there is a leak, a burst pipe or other problems. The corporation has implemented a call system that is operational 24 hours each day and on weekends. He wants to be able to communicate with persons who work out in the field as calls come into the office. This will make it possible to respond to needs of customers more quickly. Since improving service is a mandate by the Corporations head office, the staff is dedicated to ensuring that it pleases customers. He plans to ensure that all other customer needs (i.e. bill queries) are addressed within five working days. One of his main concerns is water safety. This is very important as they have to ensure that all customers receive safe, quality water. Customers use water to bathe, drink, cook, brush teeth, rinse fruits and vegetable and for many others things so it is important that the water that flows into each home is properly purified. He stated that this process is simple for them but the challenge is to ensure that water is purified. They use chlorine to purify water. In the event of a disaster, Mr. Thompson explained that they have good stand-by systems. That is why water usually remains on during a storm when all other services are cut off or blow out. He is pleased that they are able to provide the customers with regular service. He asks that when customers call in for service that they give good directions to their home or business so that the matter can be dealt with right away. He continued by saying that the public has been very supportive of the corporation thus far, especially since his office has been very responsive. Customers have stated that they appreciate the quick response especially when applying for water meters. This is great encouragement for this team as great service is key! Mr. Thompson would like to see persons who apply for new connections get the service the same day or within two days. To make this happen, they will need more equipment. He sees this becoming a reality sometime in the near further as this matter has been raised with the head office and could very well be addressed shortly. He is pleased that they have the full support of the Executive Management Office in Nassau that so far has been great. They have addressed concerns right away and Mr. Robert Deihl hasWater and Sewerage Has a New ManagerBy Samantha V. Evans In an interview with Operations Manager of Water and Sewerage Mr. Keith Thompson on October 31st, He gave the following updates on plans for various areas on Abaco. All of the work outlined for the Treasure Cay sewer system has been approved. He stated that the government wants his office to hire a local contractor rather than bringing someone in from Nassau or Freeport so they are presently looking for one to perform the job of upgrading the sewer system. The corporation will be installing a reverse osmosis plant on Green Turtle Cay. That project has also gone out for tender. All bids are due into the office on November 9. The project to supply Cherokee Sound with running water is moving forward as stated by Min. Bradley Roberts several months ago. The next town meeting with residents will be held in mid-November. The materials ordered for the Coopers Town extension should be delivered sometime in November and work is slated to begin shortly after that time. Finally, Mr. Thompson stated that a new storage tank will be installed in Sandy Point and is scheduled to arrive on Abaco by the end of November. He is excited about all of the work planned for Abaco and will continue to inform the public of additional updates as they come into his office. He thanks the public for their understanding and support.Water and Sewerage Details Planned Improvements Mr. Keith Thompson been proactive in supporting the Abaco District. With this type of support and team work, Mr. Thompson sees no challenges that cannot be overcome. 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 Toys, Games and much more... Great new Furniture in stock... Order yours now !MORE SELECTIONS.... MORE SERVICES..... NEW SHIPMENT!Tel : 242-367-2667

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November 15, 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 near. 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 242.366.056911-15-06GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR TLE CATLE CA TLE CATLE 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 CONTRACT TREASURE 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 15, 2006 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Aisle of Palm Realty.com Aisle of Palm Realty P.O.Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Ph: 242-367-0080 Fax: 242-367-0081email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com website : www.aisleofpalmrealty.com Brent CartwrightMaria SilvesterRhiannon Thomas WW WW We are a small company, e are a small company, e are a small company, e are a small company, e are a small company, BigBig BigBig Big on on on on on SERVICESERVICE SERVICESERVICE SERVICEBased on Trust and Honesty Based on Trust and Honesty Based on Trust and Honesty Based on Trust and Honesty Based on Trust and Honesty 1256 Guana Cay beachfront home with fantastic rental history Home features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Recently reduced 1283 Bahama Palm Shores interior lot directly across from the beach. Great price compared to recent sales of same lots 1180 Three bedroom home centrally located in Marsh Harbour with very spacious rooms. Large landscaped property 1208 Yellowwood Four hillside lots with great views. Close to Cherokee and The Abaco Club on Winding Bay. 1260 Royal Harbour direct harbour front lot. Largest lot in community with harbour front and creek shoreline. 1180 Jaffa Fabulous three story home in The Great Abaco Club at The Abaco Beach Resort Dock your yacht at your back door 1272 Bahama Palm Shores beachfront lot.100 feet on spectacular beach. 1226 Royal Harbour lot 12. Quiet location with over 120 of waterfront on protected creek 1299 Bahama Palm Shores interior lots. All lots have beach access Currently starting at $25,000. website: www.aisleofpalmrealty.com website: www.aisleofpalmrealty.com website: www.aisleofpalmrealty.com website: www.aisleofpalmrealty.com website: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comMembers of Abaco MLS Please call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco. BTC for installing Internet service. Principal Hield is pleased that his students are not just limited to the books available but now have access to the world, to browse through libraries in cyber space and to do research through other services on the Internet. Mrs. April Parotti, daughter of the late Van Stratton and graduate of Abaco Central High School, cut the ribbon to the library and thanked the school for remembering her father and honoring him this way. The public is advised that the library is still in need of computers, books, magazines and newspapers and any assistance given would be greatly appreciated. School News SchoolFrom Page 1Costume Competition Declares Two WinnersBy Samantha V. Evans Many churches held events at their church halls to provide a place for the children to have fun and get candy on Halloween night. Zion Baptist Cathedral held a Bible Costume Competition for children to dress up as their favorite Bible character. The parent of each contestant was asked to introduce their child and tell the crowd about the character. Two grade six students were the proud winners of this very challenging competition, Aisha Jones and Trudy Dean. Aisha was dressed elegantly as Queen Esther, the once orphan Jewish girl who became queen to save her people from being killed. Trudy was dressed as the Angel Gabriel, who appeared to many of the great characters of the Bible to bring them great news from God. Both girls received a $25 bank account at Scotia Bank.Students Learn During LunchStudents are told that they go to school to learn all they can about reading, writing and arithmetic and they do this in many ways. But at Central Abaco Primary School the Guidance Counselor, Ms. Samantha Evans, has thought of a way to help students learn the same skills and it is fun! Everyday at lunch time, the counselor opens her office to students to play games that will teach them how to become logical and critiMrs. April Parotti, daughter of the late Van Stratton, cut the ribbon to reopen the library at Abaco Central High School. Mr. Stratton, as PTA President, raised the money and oversaw the constrution of the library building. Mrs. Parotti is a graduate of the school. Please see School Page 6 Students at Central Abaco Primary School are encouraged to read and play educational games during their lunch time. If they complete their work successfully, they earn a token.

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 B 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! Dupuch R R eal E E state 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 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 15 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: $580,000REDUCED PRICE NEW LISTING NEW LISTING REDUCED PRICE MURPHY TOWNCute 2 bed, 1 bath home sits on large parcel of land. Can be subdivided. Landscaped with room for expansion. #13475Price: $350,000 LUBBERS QUARTERSGorgeous waterfront lot available on nice secluded island with electric/phone ready. Motivated Seller. #3899 Price: $299,000

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Page 6 B The Abaconian November 15, 2006 Specializing inCarpets, Vinyl, Linolium, Installation of carpets available! Patio Furniture and Accessories for the home.NOW OPEN, in the Old C&A Building beside Lowes PharmacyOpen Mon Frid: 9:30am 4:00pm Closed Sat. & Sun.Telephone : 242-367-0541COMING SOON ...Christmas Items!!! COMING SOON ...Christmas Items!!! 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 : 242-357-6903Located 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. OPEN : TOPEN : T OPEN : TOPEN : T OPEN : T ues. Frid. 10am-5:30pm ues. Frid. 10am-5:30pm ues. Frid. 10am-5:30pm ues. Frid. 10am-5:30pm ues. Frid. 10am-5:30pm & Saturdays 10am-3pm & Saturdays 10am-3pm & Saturdays 10am-3pm & Saturdays 10am-3pm & Saturdays 10am-3pmcal thinkers, solve problems, improve their math skills, read and make better choices. Not only will they improve skills they need to become functional adults, but they are doing something constructive and staying out of mischief. It is great and the students love it. After working hard all morning, it provides them with that balance of fun, and they are learning, too. Most of the games were provided by the counselor but a few were donated by persons in the community who wanted to help make this lunchtime fun project come to life for the students. Students who win games or solve problems are given a token before they leave each day. The program is intended to run until school closes in June of next year.Drama Club Taps into Student TalentsBy Samantha V. Evans The Drama Club at Central Abaco Primary School came to life after a program last year revealed a wealth of talent amongst the students and staff at the school. After much discussion, many of the teachers decided that they would commit to work together to harness the skills of the students. They plan to stage at least three productions over this school year and the first one is scheduled for December. Secondly, this body will prepare students for attending the National Arts Festival. Some of the areas of focus are performing arts, (i.e. choral speaking, dancing, music, sign language), art and craft lessons to teach the students crafts (i.e. shell work, and straw work) and to help students to believe in themselves, thus boosting their self-esteem. Twelve teachers have signed up to work with the students.Librarian Encourages Students to ReadBy Samantha V. Evans Being proficient in reading and writing are basic skills needed to become functional adults in all areas of life. To assist students to become good readers and writers, the librarian at Central Abaco Primary School Mrs. Coral Johnson, has launched several promotions at the school. The first one is the Bookworm Club that allows students from grades 4-6 to join the library so that they can borrow books on a regular basis and utilize the library in the morning, at break time and lunchtime. This club is different from the regular library club where students can only check out books to read at home. Mrs. Johnson is very pleased SchoolFrom Page 4 More School News Please see School Page 8 Excellence is the name of the game at Central Abaco Primary School where students are succeeding. Fifteen students excelled at the top of their class in October to be named Students of the Month. They are Robert Russell K-4, Malik Fenelus Grade 1, Theron Mills Grade 1, Paige Stubbs Grade 1 George Cornish, Jr. Grade 2, Julia Fortulien Grade 3, Lacewanne Augustine Grade 4, Woodly Jean Grade 4, Elizier Evariste Grade 4 Girwantae Knowles Grade 4, Lauren Octavien Grade 4, Christia Hutchinson Grade 5, Makayle Jones-Stuart Grade 5, Ashley Aranaha Grade 6 and Marsha Davis Grade 6. 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.com

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 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 8 B The Abaconian November 15, 2006with the number of students who signed up for the Bookworm Club. The Writing Challenge was also launched recently and alternates from lower to upper primary grades each month. Each teacher is given a box and writers inspiration slips. These are to be completed by the teachers for students who do well in writing activities. All boxes are collected at the end of each month and all slips compiled. The first 15 to 20 names to be pulled out will be treated to a Saturday fun and activity day at the school including games, treats and a movie. The first treat day will be in November. Funding for these challenges come from private donations and library fund raisers. Central Abaco Primary School is definitely on the move and wants the public to know that it is preparing its students to be the best.Construction Begins on Security BoothBy Samantha V. Evans Three weeks ago the Pilot Club of Abaco broke ground for a security booth for the officers assigned to Abaco Central High School. Since the progress was slow, Mr. Colin Curry, maintenance officer at the school, and Ms. Deborah Deveaux, Technical Drawing teacher, have taken on the task to complete it. They have enlisted the assistance of some of the students in the Technical Drawing class and hopefully the booth will be done later this month. Some of the materials were donated by Cavalier Construction Company and the remainder of supplies were purchased by More School News Please see School Page 12 SchoolFrom Page 6 Mrs. Martha Smith, in addition to teaching at Abaco Central High School, was teaching crafts to students of Central Abaco Primary School. The Abaco office of the Ministry of Education organizes Spelling Bees each year at each grade level. The students competing are are ninth graders and the three top students are holding trophies. They were Shavantae Pedican of S.C. Bootle in first, Santrecia Hield of Moores Island in second and Zainia Miller of St. Francis in third. the school. The booth is one of the projects the new principal, Mr. Kendris Hield, stated would be constructed under his watch.Spelling Bee Season Kicks OffBy Samantha V. Evans The Ministry of Education on Abaco organizes an annual Spelling Bee Competition by grade. This year it began with a bang as 17 students battled to become the best speller in grade nine. After 28 rounds, Shavantae Pedican from S.C. Bootle High School was declared the winner. This was a big win for the young lady who appeared to became discouraged when her teammates were eliminated. But she stuck (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$399.00with it and accepted two trophies, one for herself and one for her school. Coming in second place was Santrecia Hield from

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 B BahamaPalm 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 15th ,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 .BahamaPalm 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. $820,000.00 Call Chris 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. MailinSands 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 CONTRACTREDUCED

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Page 10 B The Abaconian November 15, 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 people or drought. The main objective of the VCA program was to develop the realization that community involvement is necessary to overcome disasters. The group formed a local committee which will meet on a regular basis with the objective to foster and advocate disaster management awareness and education. The goal is to enable local communities to prepare for, address and recover from disasters. The committee will undertake the dissemination of information in the communities and put together projects that will help towards better safety in the various townships. Mr. Carl Smith, Director of NEMA, addressed the newly formed committee, explaining why the training was being conducted and the responsibilities of NEMA The daytime sessions instructed participants in assessing accident and emergency situations such as choking, heart attack, burns or other medical conditions and how to respond immediately while waiting for specialized emergency personnel to arrive. They practiced CPR, making temporary splinting, administering the Heimlich maneuver or treating burns. The evening program was aimed at preparing people to deal with minor medical emergencies. NEMA maintains a citizen training program known as CERT designed to focus on hurricanes, flooding and other major emergencies common to our area. The CERT course was taught by certified instructors and is a nationally recognized training. Disasters include natural hazards such as windstorms, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, eruptions or insect infestations, leading to casualties that overwhelm local Local firefighter, Cpl. Paul Johnson, made a presentation on the causes of fire and demonstrated how to put out minor fires with a fire extinguisher. The third session dealt with medical disasters including treatment strategies. The group needed to know life-saving and postdisaster survival techniques. CERT personnel are trained to provide treatment for life-threatening conditions. The most important thing in a mass disaster is to conduct simple triage and rapid treatment. The group was instructed on how to organize leadership, how to divide the rescue teams and assign responsibilities. They capacity. Many disasters result from natural causes but can be worsen by human actions. Islands are more vulnerable to extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes. When a hurricane threatens, effective early warning is critical. Mr. Mike Stubbs, with the Department of Meteorology in Nassau, talked about weather conditions and related communications. He explained the importance that the message has to be consistent, must be in clear and simple language and must contain specific geographical and accurate information. On a national level, the country needs to put together a strong building awareness campaign and strengthen the building code and issue a law on proper land use planning. The second unit dealt about fire safety. TrainingFrom Page 1 Two week-long courses were offered by NEMA on disaster management and emergency first aid. The VCA program was held during the day and emphasized that community members must be involved after a disaster and trained the group to assess emergency situations. The CERT program offered at night prepared people to deal with minor medical emergencies.These Know What to Do in a Disaster Please see Training Page 11 The group taking the courses on disaster management had to respond to a simulated emergency. This shows the the Abaco Crash and Rescue truck with participants organizing relief for the emergency. The three inactive persons are judging the responders.

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 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. "Mariners Cove Unit 1401" (Ref #655) Fully furnished 2 bed, 1 bath end unit overlooking marina/harbour. Complex offers pool and tennis courts, close to beach, restaurant and shops: Price $317,000. 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. GREEN TURTLE CAY: Beau Soleil (Ref#662) Beautiful 4 bed 5 bath Beachfront Estate Main House, Guest House and Apt. total 3,634 s/f on 0.878 acres on White Sound with 120 dock, fresh water pool 173 beach frontage, great elevation, magnificent views, furnished. $2,975,000. 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. "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 $1,695,000. 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 "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) Newly 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. "Beach Villa 506" (Ref #636) 2 bed, 2bath garden view villa, completely renovated in 2005, all new furnishings & appliances. 1,250 s/f. Ideal rental property. Price $492,000. #3 Marlin Drive (Ref #492) 3 bedroom 3 bath single story CBS construction home, walking distance to beach & golf course. Modern kitchen, renovated, open decking on large lot. Price: $450,000 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: $331,500UNDER CONTRACT SOLD15th November 2006UNDER CONTRACTpracticed conducting triage in case of medical emergencies and were instructed in basic first aid. During another class, the students were taught to assess damage, conduct a light search operation and learn the basics of shelter management. The course ended on Saturday, when the group participated in an emergency simulation exercise. The participants put in practice what they had learnt during the week: putting out a fire, looking for dead and wounded, setting up a logistic and a triage station and administering first aid treatment. Twenty-five participants received their certificates on Saturday afternoon, in a ceremony that took place in the Court House. Training From Page 10 Rescue workers give emergency medical aid to a child in a simulated diaster emergency. CHRISTMASFriday 24th, November 200620% to 75% offCome and visit our studio in Treasure Cay9:00am 4:00pm : Monday Friday242-365-8489Sample delicious refreshments

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Page 12 B The Abaconian November 15, 2006 YOUR FIRST CHOICE INBAHAMIAN REAL ESTATE#10181: 3bd/2bths: $375,000 GUANA CAY #10350: 2bd/1bth: $160,000 GUANA CAY #9297: Acreage: Serious Inquires LYNARD CAY #9510: Residential Lots: $160,000 CROSSING ROCKS #562105: Acreage: $1,360,000 BAKERS HEIGHTS #562299: 3bd/2bths: $375,000 CASUARINA POINT #562031: Residential Lot: $395,000 GUANA CAY #10202: Acreage: $350,000 #562353: Residential Lot: $85,000 #9935: Residential Lot: $24,000 BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND #8928: 4bd/2bths: $422,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES #562332: 3bd/3bths: Executive Rental PELICAN SHORES #562133: 3bd/2bths: $347,000 #562174: Acreage: $1,500,000 BUSTIC BIGHTwww.bahamasrealty.bs email : abaco@bahamasrealty.bs I Tel 242-367-3262 l Fax 242-367-3260 The BahamasOFFICES IN:Abaco Nassau Exuma Eleuthera Long Island Harbour Island TREASURE CAY BAHAMA PALM SHORES MARSH HARBOURThese offerings are subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawal without noticeGreen Cay is a nature lover's paradise. Situated just 1/2 mile off the west coast of Great Abaco Island. Perfectly suited for private retreat, bonefishing resort, etc. Fully furnished, with all new appliances and cabinets. Ideally located on quiet road, but close to Marsh Harbour. Excellent investment for rental or family home. Lovely, oversized multi-family residential lot in popular Anchorage Estates. Close to beaches and all amenities the resort and community offer. Invest in the Future! Lovely homesite of approx. 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. Prime development property located 11 miles north of Marsh Harbour on Queens highway. Features wooded rolling terrain with hills of up to 30 in elevation. Great potential for development. Greenland Bay. Gorgeous, unspoiled beach front, dazzling white sand, rolling grassland interior. Parcels encompass 100 to 200 ft on the beach. Only one parcel may be sold in each instance at above starting price. Spacious family home located on prestigious Pelican Shores. Long term lease only, references first, last and security required. Lease pricing on request. Secluded home, located directly across the lane from Eight Mile Bay and its gorgeous beach. Rooftop deck enjoys the best views of the area. Room to expand and add personal touch. Bright and sunny, sturdy concrete family home, just steps from the beach. 1,472 s.f. of living space, tile floors, crown molding. Perfectly suited for family or retirement home. NEW! Gorgeous Atlantic Ocean front home site. Located adjacent to the Orchid Bay development with elevated rocky shore and beach. Densely vegetated with natural coppice and native trees. 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 beachs. Bordering the Sea of Abaco with Atlantic to the east, this expansive parcel boasts 77 fabulous acres, includes high elevations, dense native coppice, numerous coconut palms trees, and white sand beaches. Situated in the heart of the settlement, this cottage presents a multitude of opportunities for the imaginative buyer. Could transition well into a vacation or rental cottage. Steps away from ferry dock. This super home is nestled in the heart of the settlement, surrounded by lush specimen foliage a winter garden and well maintained lawns. Panoramic views are enjoyed from the widows walk and porches. NEW LIS TING UNDER CONTRACT NEW LIS TING NEW PRICE !!! UNDER CONTRACT EST. 1949R E A L T Y NEW Soft Serve & Milkshakes 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 9pm More School News SchoolFrom Page 8 Moores Island All Age School who almost didnt make it to the competition due to mechanical problems with the plane. The third place trophy went to Zainia Miller of St. Francis de Sales. This was a great start to what is expected to be a very competitive year for the Spelling Bee competition on Abaco. Also deserving of honorable mention is the contestant who placed fourth: Joy Archer from St. Francis de Sales. All students not placing in the top three spots received certificates for a job well done. The participating schools were Moores Island All Age School, Abaco Central High School, S.C. Bootle High, Agape Christian School, Long Bay School, Forest Heights Academy and St. Francis de Sales. The trophies for the competition were donated by LV Construction Company.Students Paint Lunch BenchesBy Samantha V. Evans In an effort to keep the school environment clean and pleasant for students and staff members, the School Spirit Committee at Abaco Central High School painted the lunch benches at the school. The colors of green and pink were chosen to add color and beauty to the yard. The members want the students to be excited about their school. Ms. Cindy Armbrister stated that school beautification is the first step in this vein. She wants to see more of the students respecting the school property by not writing on the building, pulling window louvers out or standing on the benches where they eat. The purpose of this committee is to help raise the level of camaraderie and team work amongst teachers and staff and to promote cleanliness and a spirit of ownership amongst students. It is hoped that teachers and staff will have a sense of pride in the school and become more interested in things that make Abaco Central High School a great place. Students from various classes were identified to assist with this project. There are presently two members of this committee: Ms. Cindy Armbrister and Ms. Deborah Deveaux. Thanks are extended to Ms. Eva Adderley for identifying students to assist.Bike-athon/Walk-athon Is PlannedBy Samantha V. Evans The PTA of St. Francis de Sales is planning the schools largest fund raiser a bikeathon/walkathon and luncheon on November 24th at the school. Since this is the day after Thanksgiving, they will serve a delicious meal. The public is invited to support this event as the money raised will be used to help them with projects around the school. The younger students usually walk to the Airport Roundabout and the older students will ride and/or walk from the school to Camp Abaco. Once they return to school, they will have a mini-fair filled with food, fun and games. 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 2006

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 B 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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Page 14 B The Abaconian November 15, 2006 The funeral for Randolph Christopher Smith, 67, of Treasure Cay was held on November 11 at Full Gospel Assembly of God in Treasure Cay. Rev. Stafford M. Symonette officiated assisted by Rev. Cecil A. Forbes and Min. Rudy McKinney. Interment was in Nassau on November 13. He is survived by his wife, Maxine; children Donella (Donna) Thompson, Dustin (Edd) Bowe, Rubyann Bradshaw, Fane Withlow, Dwane Smith, Mitzi Smith, Tracy Moss, Lillian Weldon, Marva Smith-Thomas, Rochelle (Shelly) Smith, Shawn Smith, Serrano Smith; adopted children Kirk Sawyer and Sharmame Hart; grandchildren Roberto Smith, Tarinda Thompson, Taria Thompson, Carlos (Tyquon) Thompson, Maxcine Sears, Dustin C. Bowe, Michael Bowe, Denard-Bowe, Lorraine Balfour, Nykeisha Carey, Mia Bowe, Kwame Bradshaw, Kwamika Bradshaw, Tavarrie Smith, Asinico Smith, Nathan Smith, Brianna Smith, Kyle Smith, Trent Smith, Brentton Wilson, Chris Weldon, Robert Gresham II, Jamie Thomas, Jacob Smith, Shannon Smith, Mark-Anthony Smith, Sharran Smith and Tatiana Smith; greatgrandchildren Clevinique Rolle, Jada Bowe, Kendia Sears; sisters Lozear Fox, Eleanor Smith; brothers Prince Albert and Leslie Smith; daughters-in-law Terri Smith, Marie Smith; sons-in-law Reno Thompson, Elston Bradshaw, Winston Moss and James Thomas Jr.; grandson-in-law Omische Sears; many nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and many other relatives and friends. Diane A. Reukauf, 43, of Newbury Mass., long time visitor of Hope Town, died on May 26th, 2006. She survived by two sons, Galen (17) and Pearce (14) in Massachusetts, her sister Lisa Reukauf and her brother Steve Reukauf. A memorial service will be held on November 24th, 2006 at 5 p.m. at St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dianes name to Every Child Counts or Friends of Abaco (animals). Everyone was surprised to see Elvis at the Halloween party at Snappas. It held its annual Halloween party in grand style on October 27 which proved to be bigger and better than last years. The costumes were from the outrageous to the tame, and everyone was amazed at the inventiveness of the costumes. The main event of the party was the costume contest. There were four categories which included, Best Group, Most Original, Most Halloweenie, and Best Overall. A cash prize of $100 was given to winners from each category. The winners were as followed: Dracula and his three wives won for Best Group, Plug-it-In won for Most Original, Fight My Stine won for Most Halloweenie, and Medusa won for Best Overall.Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and FriendsHalloween Brings Costumes Diane Reukauf Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abaco

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 B Friends of the EnvironmentThis person would work with Abaco schools students, coordinate student activities, liaise with scientists and government agencies. Experience with students required. Degree preferred but not required. Pay commensurate with experience. Email resume and cover letter to info@friendsoftheenvironment.orgEnvironmental Education Officer WantedBy Mirella Santillo Excited librarian, Mr. David Smith, announce that he had received verbal indication from Mr. Peter de Savary that he is willing to donate the funds to construct and equip the 400-square-foot, 30stations computer room that will be part of a new library in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Smith received the information from Mr. Stone Mc Ewan, Public Relation ManMarsh Harbour has plans for a multipurpose building that will house a library, museum, computer room and large meeting room. The 4200-square-foot, two-story building will be built adjacent to the present library across the side street fomr Lowes Pharmacy. Holding the plans are Rory Young, a teacher at Abaco Central, and Shanline Joseph, a 12-grade student at that school.Winding Bay Pledges Funding for Libraryager of the Abaco Club os Winding Bay, Another commitment was pledged by the Abaco Rotary Club that will host a golf tournament in January at the Treasure Cay golf course as a fund-raising event to help with the library construction. Mr. Smith has personally donated $1,000 and is hoping that other secondhome owners will follow to reach the estimated $600,000 needed to complete the construction. The plans for the 4000-square-foot building are drawn, donated by local architect, Mr. Tim Neal. The traditionallooking structure will be the home not only of the library, but also a museum, a computer room, storage for the Cancer Society all on the first floor and a large meeting room upstairs. Mr. Smith is contacting contractors and getting bids as well as continuing to look for funds. Marsh Harbour is badly in need of a new and larger structure and also of a museum. The present library, across the side road from Lowes Pharmacy, is open each afternoon for school children to use the facilities. The new building will be between the present library and the new fire station. There is a continuous flow of school children, either retrieving books, visiting the computer station or doing research for projects. Donations should be made to the Marsh Harbour Community Library Building Fund. Correction: The World Food Day event at Abaco Central Primary School was organized by a committee headed by Martha Smith. Assisting her were Rosalee Stubbs, Glenda Johnson, Ruby Rolle, Vincent Coakley and Shanika McMullay.

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Page 16 B The Abaconian November 15, 2006 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 367-0364 367-5642 Fax 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 (242) 393-4371 393-3829 394-7529 Fax 394-0057 Western End Potters Cay Dock Nassau, New ProvidenceServing Marsh Harbour Weekly with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm BeachLEGEND Loading Monday in Palm Beach Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour LEGACY Loading Tuesday in Nassau Arriving Wednesday in Marsh Harbour Leaving Thursday for Nassau Both ships serving Green Turtle Cay Charter freight stops en route on requestDeans Shipping CoDeans Shipping office at the Marsh Harbour dock M/V LEGEND M/V LEGACY 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 Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 Maxwells Supermarket in Marsh Harbour donated 100 baskets of fruit to the Department of Social Services to be given to elderly needy persons all over Abaco. Shown here is Andrew Evans, store manager, center, with Willann Mills, Salomie Gibson, Chief Welfare Officer, Barbara Williams and Roselie Jones.Maxwells Donates Fruit Baskets It Pays to Advertise Its that time of year again for our ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SALE________________________________________________________________________ Ph. (242) 367-3186 Fax (242) 367-3469 E-mail: marcoac@batelnet.bs 15% OFF ALL SMALL APPLIANCES BBQ Grills Blenders Bread Makers Cooking Pots Can Openers Coffee Makers Electric Buffet Ranges Electric Kettles Electric Knives Food Processors Microwaves Espresso Maker Hand Mixers Irons Juice Extractors Rice Cookers Slow Cookers Toasters Vacuums DISHWASHERS DRYERS FREEZERS FRIDGES THIN TWIN COMBOS STOVES WASHERS 25% OFF ALL UNASSEMBLED FURNITURE WATER COOLERS RANGE HOODS

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 BBRIGANTINE 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 Dream Point Special CBS split level home located on a corner lot near The Point with two choices of direct beach access. Upper level has master bedroom with ensuite bath plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the split level there is the main entry into a large open living/dining area, modern well-equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a wrap-around partially covered deck overlooking the garden. Ground level has an extra large garage/ workshop with lots of storage. $996,300 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 inassorted 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. $665,500 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 CONTRACTrant their being there. So far Mrs. Enid White Gardner in the Marsh Harbour office stated that it has been very successful. The public has been receptive to their being mobile but she wants them to know that Administrators offices are open from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. for registering during the week. She wants all Bahamians to register to vote because it is their right. She further wants to remind the public to bring along their passport or voter registration card.Voter Registration Continues Registration From Page 1 All American visitors to The Bahamas will be required to have passports beginning January 8, 2007, before they can reenter the United States. This tightening of restrictions is a result of concerns of terrorism. US officials feel that this will make travel safer. There is general apprehension over the possible impact of the U.S. travel law and some predict that the Caribbean area could lose as much as US $2.6 billion in revenue. US officials feel that Americans are aware of the new law and are applying for passports in record numbers. The State Department is processing them within a four to six week period. Caribbean countries are upset because cruise ship passengers and travelers to Mexico and Canada will not be required to have passports until June 2009 and would like the US to grant that same exemption to the Caribbean. However, that does not seem likely. One Caribbean country is offering a rebate or discount on passports to encourage US tourists to visit. All those in the tourism industry who have direct contact with our visitors should remind them of this new regulation.All Americans Will Need Passports These ladies are registering voters at Central Abaco Primary School.

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Page 18 B The Abaconian November 15, 2006 BAHAMAS HOT MIXCivil Engineering Contractor Providing Abaco & surrounding cays with the following services for over 10 years:Site clearance Earthworks Water & Sewerage installation Road paving Car park & drive ways Airfields Asphalt related products Materials testingLarge Fleet of Heavy Equipment available for rent:D8 Dozer Excavator Trucks Loaders Low Boy Rollers Tractor Heads Graders Trenchers Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-3956 367-3957 Fax: (242) 367-3959 BAHAMAS HOT MIX For FREE estimates contact Harlin Johnson Tickets available at Ministry of Tourism Abaco Office Island Property Management, GTC Roberts Hardware, GTC $20.00(advance)$30.00(door) FeaturingCooling Waters Jes Us Sis Rachel Moxey and more!7pm 10pmSettlement Point, Green Turtle Cay Island Roots Heritage FestivalCalendar of Events Wine Tasting Green Turtle Club Feb. 3rd, 2007 Jewelry Show & Luncheon on GTC Feb 24th, 2007 Island Roots Heritage Festival May 4th, 5th, 6th, 2007 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 DiggingFive Abaco Swimmers Compete in NassauBy Julian Lockhart Four young and inexperienced Abaco swimmers got their first taste of competition and swimming in a 50-meter long-course pool on November 10-11, as they traveled to New Providence to compete in the Family Guardian Invitational Swim Meet. Competitive swimming is still in its fledgling stage in Marsh Harbour and Hope Town but coach Dominic Latella was more than impressed with the performance of his swimmers. He said at this stage of their development winning is not important, but dropping seconds off their times is their goal. The Family Guardian Invitational, held in Nassau, is the first long-course meet of the season and featured swimmers from New Providence and Abaco. Participating were Brian Higgs, 13, Joshua Wong, 7, Christine Pyfrom, 7, Ashton Kemp, 11, and Kylie Pinder, 11. All besides Ashton have never competed in a competitive meet before. Mr. Latella said, Since they have never been to a swim meet before, the experience is immeasurable. In order to compete you have to compete, plain as that. It sets down a foundation in terms of times for them to build on and improve on. It sets goals and will give them something to work towards as long as they are getting faster and having fun. I would love to see all of the kids come to the swim meets because it is not only about competing but meeting new people and having fun, Latella added. Brian said it was great competing in a big meet for the first time and that he had fun and enjoyed the competition. Andy Knowles, head coach of Swift and former national team coach, said the Abaco program is developing very fast, and he sees a lot of promise and if the swimmers work extremely hard, a strong future for swimming in Abaco. To be competitive in swimming, the Abaco swimmers have to continue training throughout the winter months. Long Bays heated pool allows for continuous training. Mr. Latella said they are attempting to attend one meet outside of Abaco per quarter and will be looking at a meet in January as he prepares the swimmers for the Nationals. Mr. Knowles said, I think the Abaco swimmers are good and they have really good strokes. They have the potential where they can make finals at Nationals. This type of exposure is really good for them because they get to travel and it pushes them to work harder. I think if Dominic can keep them swimming throughout the winter, it will be very important to their development and this is an important year to see if it can work. If you want to score at Nationals or make Carifta, you have to train through the winter, Knowles closed.Results:Ashton Kemp: Boys 9-10 100m breaststroke, seventh; boys 9-10 100m free, second; and boys 12-and-under 200m breaststroke relay, 6th place Kylie Pinder: Girls 9-10 100m backstroke,12th place Brian Higgs: Boys 12-and-under 200m Freestyle Relay, fifth place, boys 11-12 400m free, 10th place; boys 11-12 100m breaststroke, third place; boys 11-12 100m free, ninth place Christina Pyfrom: Girls 8-and-under 100m free, 19th place; and girls 12-andunder 200m breaststroke relay, 13th place Joshua Wong: boys 8-and-under 100m free, 14th place; and boys 12-and-under 200m breaststroke relay, 6th place

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 B ... the battery with the lightning bolt of life!!!Automotive Batteries Gel Batteries High Reserve Capacity Batteries UPS Computer Batteries A/C Delco Marine Trojan Golf Cart 6 & 8V Truck / Tractor Diesel Marine Batteries DieselFULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! 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 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 On October 28th the Bahamas National Trust held its 16th Annual Wine and Art Festival in Nassau. Over 1000 Wine and Art fans attended the popular event, sponsored by Bristol Wines and Spirits. More than 40 artists were featured. Representing Abaco were Marjolein Scott (watercolours on silk), Bob Zwickel (acrylics on canvas), Jeep Byers (new collection of acrylic paintings), Tim Higgs (photography), Raquel Russell (acrylics on canvas), Kim Roberts (quilts), Herman Schadt (watercolours), and Sabrina Lightbourn. This was the first art show for Raquel from Sandy Point, an up-and-coming artist whose work is displayed in Wrackers Art Gallery in Marsh Harbour. Each artist donated a piece of his work to the silent auction. The Wine and Art Festival is one of the BNT major fund raisers of the year.Abaco Artists Featured at Nassau FestivalTim Higgs displayed his spectacular underwater photography at the Bahamas National Trust Annual Festival in Nassau. He attended with his wife April. Check out The Abaconian online atwww.abaconian.com

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Page 20 B The Abaconian November 15, 2006 DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST 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 Officers and members of Council Five pose in from the Cyber Learning Center following the historic meeting held in Marsh Harbour. By Kaylesa Simmons It was an historic day for members of Council Five of the International Training In Communication organization. A contingent from New Providence and Grand Bahama headed by Council Five President Elect Melvina Poitier traveled to Marsh Harbour to attend the first quarterly meeting for the 2006-2007 term. The Council Five Board along with Mr. and Mrs. Keith Greene hosted the one-day meeting at the Cyber Learning Center. The meeting attracted local residents who expressed a keen interest in joining the organization. Members of Council Five, which has clubs in New Providence and Grand Bahama, meet on a quarterly basis for training and to conduct business. The event provided an opportunity for fellowship between members and guests during the luncheon, while the afternoon was devoted to business. Mrs. Greene feels it is important to properly train and help instill leadership qualities in the young people. She and her husband have expressed a keen interest in starting a Zenith Club, the youth arm of International Training In Communication. Melvina Poitier, President elect of Council Five, was elated by the response and will return to Abaco along with her team to establish the club and conduct training exercises. International Training In Communication (ITC) is a multinational non profit organization. ITCs mission is providing global opportunities for self-improvement through progressive, quality training in communication and leadership skills.Council Five Hosts Meeting on Abaco Check out The Abaconian at www.abaconian.com

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 B 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. Have a great vacation!Sea Cliff Treasure CayPrivate Luxury Rental Beautiful Long Beach LotsFOR SALE BY OWNERl Possibly the finest beach anywhere l 1/2 to 1/3 acre lots elevations to 80 l All services installed underground l 28 miles south of Marsh HarbourBeach Lots from $200,000 Interior Lots from $69,995 Ocean view lots from $89,995JOHN E. PRATT : 242-366-3286FL 561-493-7571 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 Elbow Cay lot, Dorros Cove deeded dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Panaramic views. $360,000 Call Steve 678-416-2213 Great Cistern 2 lots, 90 x 250 each, w/ great elevation and views of Sea of Abaco. $65,000 each. Call 365-5175 Ask for Robbie. Guana 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 3655175 Ask for Robbie Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, .95 acre, 450 water frontage, elevations, dock w/permit in place. $1,175,000 Ph. 970-328-7330 Lubbers Quarters, Jacks Jungle, beautiful interior, water front & hill top half acre+ lots available. Views of Tahiti Beach and Tilloo Cut. Deeded dock slip included. Roads completed. Electricity soon available. Prices starting at $125,000. Contact Sea Grape Realty @ 242-367-2749 or call 242-375-8828 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 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 Marsh Harbour, Govt. Sub. 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished. Call 367-2446 Dundas 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 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 367-3201 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 Man-O-War 5 acres sea to sea or will divide. Contact 242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613 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 Land for sale: 1 acre tracts of land on Bustick Bay located 6 miles north of Marsh Harbour next to the Abaco Highway. 130 feet on the waterfront. Electricity on site. Price: $185,000 Phone: 1-242-324-1476 Land for sale: 15 acre tract of land next to the Abaco Highway located in between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Land elevations over 30 feet. Nice hilltop views. Price: $25,000 per acre. Ideal site for small subdivision or industrial park. Phone: 1-242-324-1476 Prime Corner LocationLittle Harbour Rd. & Cherokee Rd. 14+ wooded acres, 1,600 water frontage. 242-422-4496 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 CayTrick or TreatThese were some of the ghosts, goblins, skeletons and princesses out trick or treating on Halloween night. Some chruches in Central Abaco held Halloween parties for the young people that night so they would not be out on the streets. Houses and Land For Rent and For SaleClassified Advertisements PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE

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Page 22 B The Abaconian November 15, 2006 Church If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677 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 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. 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 Send Rev. Dr. Stephen Hale, Minister Email revshale@yahoo.comEastern Abaco Region ofThe Methodist ChurchSt. Andrews MethodistDundas Town Office 367-3050 Manse 367-4647 Ministers Cell 466-4647St. James MethodistHope Town Mission House 366-0400Epworth Chapel MethodistCherokee Sound Mission House 366-2249Listing 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 Souvenirs 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 Sick Copier?Call the Copier DoctorWe make house calls! Most brands serviced We make business quality rubber stamps: Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps Self-inking and traditional stylesCall 367-4709 BAHAMA TILELICENSED INSURED Office : 367-7072Larry LoweCell : 477-5966 Marble l Granite l Ceramic Porcelain l Mud Work l Kitchens Bathrooms l Entire Home 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 ________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantSpecializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207Financial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Your Ad Could Be Here Call 367-3202 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 : 367-2316 Cell 242-375-9978 242-454-4620e-mail: juanbobby@gmail.comProvided by BIS The Bahamas has moved to ban the importation of equipment containing ozone depleting substances. No cars, air conditioning and refrigeration systems or any other equipment containing chloroflourocarbons (CFCs) will be allowed into the country, according to Sen. Dr. Marcus Bethel, the Min. Of Energy and Environment. Most cars manufactured after 1995 do not use CFCs in their air conditioning systems.Guidelines Are Announced Controlling OzoneThe Bahamas has become one of the first countries in the Caribbean to set up legislation that addresses the Montreal Protocol. The Bahamas signed the Montreal Protocol in 1993 that commits countries to tackling chloroflourocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). Only certified technicians with a National Certification card will be able to purchase refrigerants.

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November 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 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. 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. $55,000 firm. 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 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 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. 93 Silverado Chevy. Asking $4500. Call home 366-2004 (6 or after) or work 367-2837 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 367-2804, 242-436-5082 MERCHANDISE WANTEDWanted: gently used kids or teen bikes Please contact 366-2804Employment OpportunityRoad Technician Abaco Position Description: Company seeks to employ a Road Technician to assist with installation and training for Point-Of-Sale related equipment. The successful applicant should possess the following: Qualifications: Minimum of two years experience in technical field OR Pursuing A.A. Degree in Computer Science or related field Must be Computer Literate Minimum Requirements: Excellent organizational skills Ability to prioritize and multitask Ability to train and confidently communicate with customers Excellent interpersonal skills Valid drivers license Own vehicle would be an asset Applicants should submit resumes to: Attn: Human Resource Manager P.O. Box N-1004 Nassau, Bahamas Email: recruiter1004@yahoo.com SEEKING EMPLOYMENTHi! I am a well versed and experinced bookkeeper loking for full time or part time work within a creative environment. Have over 5 years experience in addition to a thorough knowledge of Quickbooks. Will commute to Hope Town. If interested, please contact me & I will be more than happy to forward my cover letter & resume. Call 367-0886 or 375-8828 You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNONS GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMONS SUPERCENTER LOWES FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands Leading Newspaper ABAB ABAB AB AA AA A COCO COCO CORepresenting the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAILCorner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250 Check Outwww.abaconian.comThe Abaconians New Web SiteMost Recent Issue Archive Issues Maps Business Listing Pictures Want More Business?Call 367-3202 Fax 367-3201A low cost ad like this can bring fast results

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