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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 11-15-2001
Copyright Date: 2009

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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 11-15-2001
Copyright Date: 2009

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November 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 1 VOLUME 9, NUMBER 22, NOVEMBER 15th, 2001 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #5050 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 7571 N.W. 78th St. Medley, FL 33166-7530 Forward and Address Correction Michelle Brushes AbacoHurricane Causes Minimal Damage Except to Banana Crops Remembrance Day Is Observed Team Travels to Freeport Girls Compete for TitleRemembrance Day is celebrated annually in Central Abaco on November 11. This year the Wesley College Marching Band, the Grace Baptist Marching Band, the Girl Guides, the Boy Scouts and Red Cross representatives marched from Aldersgate Methodist Church to the Union Jack dock where a wreath was placed in the water to remember those who gave their lives for their countries during the past century. Competition was keen for the Little Miss Abaco title. The girls competed on November 10. Winner will be announced at a later date. Please see story on page 19 The basketball team from Abaco Central High School competed in the Vita Malt Classic Tournament. They played well but met fierce competition from the teams they played against. By Alice Bain Hurricane Michelle, which hit Abaco on the fifth of November, proved to be mostly bark and very little bite. Mr. Everett Bootle, Chairman for the Coopers Town Committee, reported damage to the northern end of the island as minimal. Weve got a lot of debris and some surge erosion along the northern shore, but no major building damage. A crop of corn at Wood Cay was flattened by the winds, but apart from that there was no other damage reported to crops. Mr. Benjamin Pinder, Administrator for South Abaco, reported that he had surveyed the southern settlements and that there was no major damage done. Some houses have lost shingles and there are a few fallen trees and some low-lying areas reported flooding, but it was minimal. The only people hurting from Michelle seem to be the banana farmers, most of whom report 75 to 95 percent loss of crops. Mr. Melbourne Wells, proprietor of Pepper Pot Farms commented, We lost about 75 or 80 percent of the mature plants. We harvested what we could on the Saturday and Sunday before the hurricane, but there were a lot of young bunches which were ten or twelve weeks old, ready to cut three weeks down the road. We lost all of those. A field we had just newly planted was OK though the leaves were torn on the small plants, but theyll come back. Weve already started replanting the other fields. The recently reconstructed Hope Town dune held up well during the storm, sustainPlease see Michelle Page 2Be a responsible citizen Register to vote

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2 The Abaconian November 15th, 2001Michelle Gives Abaco a Good Blow MichelleFrom Page 1 BEC crew members were kept very busy trying to maintain electricity tto their customers. They wworked throughout the storm vrfrom one end of the island to the oteher. They restored power in a remarkably short time after the storm had subsided. Flooding occurred in low lying areas. Above is a photo of a downed tree on Forest Drive, close to areas which flood in heavy rains. One car in Marsh Harbour was left in a low area nad was a victim of Hurricane Michelle. Many small boats were hauled ashore to make sure they did not have problems durin the storm. Power poles were downed in several communities. This one is in the water at Iron Point in Marsh Harbour. Hurricane Michelle gave Abaco many hours of high winds, not damaging to structures but it was hard on some trees and plants. NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday ing only minor surge damage. The seaoats held it in place pretty well, commented Lory Kenyon of Friends of the Environment. All over Abaco trees lost leaves and branches but with nowhere near the severity witnessed two years ago in Hurricane Floyd. Our trees should put out new leaves soon and be back to normal in the next growing season. UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic light Weekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify Specify Specify Specify Specify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL M/V DUKE OF TOPSAILLeaves W. Palm Beach Tues. Arr. Nassau Weds. & Marsh Harbour Thurs. Sails Sunday for Nassau & FloridaIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 In Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 In Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 In Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 In Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 PP PP P .O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas .O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas .O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas .O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas .O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404

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November 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 3 SALESALE SALESALE SALE SALE Merchandise For Bargain Hunters Big Discounts Bargains Galore!! See New Christmas ItemsHousewares Plumbing, Paints Electrical & Plumbing Fixtures Flooring & Roofing Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour Mon. Fri. 7 am 5 pm Sat. 7 am 1 pm Tel: (242) 367-2170 FOR CONTRACTORSFOR HOMEOWNERS Great Prices! Super Values! Special Bargains! Big Discounts!

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4 The Abaconian November 15th, 2001 Ph: 367-7283 Fax: 367-5767 Stratton Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco Sunbrite Bleach 1 gal. $2.37 SUPERSUPER SUPERSUPER SUPER SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIALShopShop ShopShop Shop& Save& Save & Save& Save & SaveKraft 14oz. Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese $2.39Rainbow 12oz. Corned Beef .97Armour 5oz. Vienna Sausage .57Campbells 10.5oz ABCs Vegetable Soup .87Chef Boyardee 14.75oz Spaghetti & Meatballs .99Mahatma 20lbs. Long Grain Rice $8.57Robin Hood 5lbs. Flour $2.37Carnation 410g Evaporated Milk .67Nestle 397g Sweetened Cond. Milk .87Promos 19oz. Powder Drink Mixes $2.19Evercane 4lbs. Sugar $1.47 Burtons 150g Bourbon Creams .75Alburys 10oz. Pigeon Peas .67Del Monte 1gal. Whole Kernel Corn $4.87Libbys 426g Sliced Beets .89Island Queen 15oz. Green Pigeon Peas $1.37Hellmans 32oz. Mayonnaise $2.97Wesson 1gal. Vegetable Oil $5.97Sun Light 2.5gal. Vegetable Oil $7.77 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderHurricane MichelleWho would have thought that we would be threatened with a hurricane in November? But, through past experiences we know better than to disregard the storm warnings. We had already been experiencing heavy winds and rough seas during the week prior to Michelle and it looked as if we were going to get it full force again, just like Floyd. This time we were lucky and only got the outer fringes. But they were bad enough with wind gusts up to 100 mph. Some interruption of electrical power and some of the phones went down. Some persons still have generators and some have cell phones, so we managed. Our fruit trees and shrubs were just beginning to get back to a healthy state but were beaten up again pretty badly. No homes damaged and no loss of life. I guess this is just part of the price we have to pay to live in the tropics, plus we dont have to pay high heating bills and shovel snow off our walkways during the winter.Sign! What Sign?Mr. Webster says a vandal is one who willfully or ignorantly destroys, damages or defaces property belonging to another or to the public. The Cherokee Sound turnoff sign on the highway from Marsh Harbour has been destroyed. Obviously frustrated over being unable to find a pigeon to shoot, someone took it out on our sign and completely obliterated it. However, it must have been a very young and foolish person to do such a dastardly evil deed, as a responsible more mature person could not have done such a destructive act. The culprit was seen and reported, and when the offender is found he will certainly be penalized.Power Problems ContinueBlackouts, interruptions in service or outages, whatever you want call them, they are happening all too often, even prior to Hurricane Michelle. It is very AGGRAVATING. Without warning, sometimes only for a few minutes and other times for hours on end WHY? Is it the fault of the generators, I have been told the equipment is fairly new. The service people then? If more qualified personnel or further training is required, why doesnt BEC solve this problem? We pay for a service and thats what we should be getting. Not to mention the numerous power surges that keep occurring. Even as I am writing this report, we had a power failure and I had to start from scratch and do this all over again.More ConstructionCherokee is abuzz with the sounds of construction these days. Two new second-homes are being built, one on the creek side next Leroy and Susan Lowes home and the other is adjacent to Cherokee Food Fair on the site of Mavis Sands old shop. Land has been cleared behind the clinic and we presume a new residence will be going up there soon. In addition, there are several new places already under construction in Yellow Wood. As the world is still reeling from the atrocities of September 11th, it is good that life goes on and we as part of the Free World are not letting the Terrorists win.School NewsSchool is finally back to normal after the festivities of Cherokee Day 2001. The students had a course in comparing Caribbean food with Bahamian cuisine. They opted to prepare a Bahamian dinner and chose as their menu Steamed Sausage and Mashed Potatoes right in the classroom with only a hotplate to work from. I understand one of the boys tried to hold out for thin doughs (a Cherokee favourite) over mashed potatoes, but he was voted down. The teacher said everything went well. Everything was eaten, so it must have been a success. She assured me that they would being trying out some more Bahamian dishes again very soon. Who knows, we may have another Wolfgang Puck or Julia Childs in our midst. South Abaco NewsA vandal destroyed the sign on Great Abaco Highway which directed travelers to Cherokee Sound. We reserve the right to change prices and limit quantities Restaurant, Marina and BoutiquePhone Restaurant 367-2366 Marina 242-367-4255 VHF Ch 16Monthly dockage with water, electricity, phone & TVDinghy dock for customersNow open for Sunday Brunch 11:30 am 3 pm & Sunday Buffet Grill 6:30 pm 9 pm Breakfast Monday Saturday 7:30 10 a.m. Wide variety of bar snacks 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 10 p.m.Email: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comSpend Thanksgiving dinner with us Our holiday buffet will have traditional and a variety of holiday foods.Reservations suggested Buffet 6:30 9 pm

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November 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 5 PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODS NURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Plants Gift Items Silk Flowers Baskets Pet Supplies Fish Garden Tools Fertilizers Soils MulchMON FRI 9 5 SAT 9 2 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh HarbourA Public Officers Recognition Dinner was held at Abaco Beach Resort on November 2. This was the culminating event of Local Government month and recognized people from all districts on Abaco. There were about 110 persons present. Guest speaker, Sgt. James Moss, challenged the government employees to be dedicated and trustworthy. They had the opportunity to serve their communities and their country and they must do a commendable job. They must put their fellow citizens first and themselves second. They had the ability to make lives better for the citizens of the county. Three retirees, Mr. Erskine Wells, Mrs. Adrienne Spicer and Mr. Clifton McDonald, were honored. The person who has the greatest number of years in government service was Nurse Barbara Reckley in Green Turtle Cay. Another person with many year of service was Mr. Everette Hart, Senior Island Administrator. A total of 23 persons were recognized with records of 30 to 40 years with the government. Fifty-one persons were recognized with 20 to 30 years of service. The gala evening was presided over by Sr. Deputy Administrator, Mr. Alexander Flowers. The speaker for the evening was Sgt. James Moss. The night included door prizes and a raffle. Those honored for 30 years and more of service included the following:Mrs. Barbara Reckley 46 years Mr. Everette Hart 45 years Ms. Louise Rose 39 years Ms. Patricia Campbell 39 years Mr. Austin Mills 35 years Ms. Geneive Adderley 35 years Mr. Charles Poitier 33 years Mr. Eunice Mills 33 years Mrs. Estelle Pinder 33 years Mrs. Annie Greene 33 years Mr. Jack Hardy 32 years Mr. Errol Ferguson 32 years Mrs. Enamae Parker 32 years. Ms. Linda Russell 32 years Mrs. Anne Bootle 32 years Mrs. Doris Hall 31 years. Ms. Pearl Lewis 30 years Mrs. Kerlene Johnson-Lundy 30 years Mrs. Catherine Owen 30 years Mr. Leroy Thompson 30 years Ms. Elaine Lowe 30 years Mr. Ephraim Bullard 30 years Mr. Sidney Wilkinson 30 years Ms Sheila Thomas 30 years Mr. Christopher Rahming Those honored for 20 to 29 years of service included the following: Mr. Michael Rolle 30 years Mr. Alexander Flowers 29 years Mr. Jackson McIntosh 29 years Mrs. Eva Adderley 29 years Mr. Huel Moss 29 years Mrs. Anastacia Bullard 29 years Mrs. Enza Gibson 29 years Mr. Frank Hepburn 29 years Mr. Leslie Rolle 29 years Mrs. Myrtis Russell 29 years Mrs. Eleonor Darville 29 years Mr. Joseph Johnson 29 years Mrs. Salomie Wheeler 28 years Ms. Felamease Sawyer 28 years Ms. Angela Pratt 28 years Ms. Jocelyn Bootle 28 years Mrs. Beatrice Charlton 28 years Mrs. Shirley Krezel 27 years Mrs. Lenora Cooper 27 years Mrs. Lorraine Thompson 27 years Ms. Beatrice Moxey 27 years Mr. Charles Barton 26 years Mrs. Martha Brown 26 years Mrs. Susan Jones 26 years Mr. Benjamin Stubbs 26 years Mrs. Carmita Roker 25 years Mr. Charles Walker 25 years Ms. Henza Dawkins 24 years Mrs. Charlene Cote 24 years Mr. Don Conell 23 yearsMany Years of Service Are RecognizedMr. Ivan Ferguson 22 years Mrs. Margaret Meeres 22 years Mrs. Stephanie Hield 22 years Mr. Irvin McPhee 22 years Mrs. Jennie Strachan 22 years Ms. Ethellee Wilson 22 years Mrs. Diane Bain 22 years Mrs. Isobel Sherman 21 years Mrs. Starlene Prenelus 21 years Mrs. Greta Strachan Culmer 20 yearsSen. Michael Bethel presented a certificate to each of the honored persons who have been in government service for 20 and more years. Shown above Sen. Bethel is congratulating Sr. Deputy Administrator Alexander Flowers for his 29 years of service. Please see Service Page 31 Established 1929 OFFICIAL ROLEX RETAILER BAHAMASA Tradition of Shopping ExcellenceDrayton Pilcher Manager TT TT T el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 WATCHES JEWELLERY PERFUMES LEATHER CIGARS FUJI FILM P.O. Box 529, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas(next to Mangoes Restaurant on the Harbour)Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Check Out Tzers Gift ShopAnglers Restaurant presents international cuisine with an island flair in a casual waterfront setting. One of the most popular restaurants in the Abacos, Anglers serves breakfast, lunch & dinner every day of the year.You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and delicious menu. delicious menu. delicious menu. delicious menu. delicious menu. Celebrate ThanksgivingEnjoy our traditionalTurkey dinner ~ with a flair ~6 p.m. to 10 p.m. November 22 Call 367-2158 for reservations Located at the Abaco Beach Resortwith us

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6 The Abaconian November 15th, 2001 Abaco Marine ConstructionQuality Marine Construction242-366-0224 Fx 242-366-0434 email: docks@hopetown.comDocks Sea Walls Marinas DredgingAll stainless steel fastenersDesign Drafting Permitting Etc.Green Turtle CayBy Annabelle Cross Just when we thought we could wean ourselves from daily Tropical Updates, along comes Hurricane Michelle. Like a true-true Bahamian, Michelle was late and tried to cover all the islands on one day. Here on Green Turtle Cay damage was minimal. The fishing boats were home and residents began preparing on Saturday. We began to feel the effects of Michelle on Sunday evening with the strongest winds coming during the late morning to mid-afternoon on Monday. As I write this, just five days later, the weather is so beautiful that its hard to believe that a hurricane has roared through. Green Turtle Cay is quiet now, with only a few tourists around town. It is the time of year when things slow down. We usually enjoy the break but this year we are especially eager to see everything get back to normal. We realize that the tragedy of September 11 and the war in Afghanistan will have an effect on our lives, too. The reality of the war comes to our island. Our own Jennifer McIntosh, who is a member of the U.S. military, has been called to duty. We think about Jennifer and pray for her safety. We hope to welcome her home soon. We also think of her parents, Luke and Karen McIntosh, who are, no doubt, worried about their child. A memorial service for the victims of September 11 was scheduled for November 4 but was postponed due to Hurricane Michelle. The teachers and students of Amy Roberts Primary along with Kevin McIntosh of the Gully Roosters composed and recorded a tribute song for the victims of September 11. They are pleased with the end result. Hopefully, we will hear it on local radio stations. Halloween brought out the ghosts and goblins who made the Trick or Treat rounds. Amy Roberts Primary sponsored its annual Halloween fund raiser with the ever popular hay ride. The school became a haunted house with those who dared to enter enjoying a scare. Others just enjoyed chili, hot dogs, conch chowder and dessert. Jeff and Dawn Survances funnel cakes were a hot item. The fund raiser was a success. The proceeds will benefit the students. The next scheduled fund raiser is the annual Christmas fair and raffle on December 8. Congratulations to Donald and Giselle McIntosh, who were married on October 20. The ceremony was performed by Dons brother, Cardinal, at the Miracle Church of God. A reception followed at the Green Turtle Club. After a honeymoon the couple will reside on Green Turtle Cay. Also tying the knot on November 3 were David Lowe and Loretta Sawyer. The couple were married at the Gospel Chapel by Rev. Frank Perry, who remarked that he had also performed the ceremony at Daves parents wedding. A reception followed at Bluff House. The couple honeymooned on Paradise Island. (They had another woman join them Hurricane Michelle!). Dave and Loretta will reside in Hollywood, Florida. On a sad note, Mrs. Martha Reckley died at her home on November 2. She was affectionately known as Miss Baby and was the wife of Leroy Reckley. She lived here part of the year and the returned to her home in Freeport. Her funeral will be in Freeport on November 17. Miss Baby will be missed by all who knew her. Also our thoughts go to Floyd Johnson, whose mother passed away last month. Her funeral was held on Eleuthera. The holidays are fast approaching! This year we will probably hear the Prime Ministers warning to be cautious and limit spending. But if we have our family and were safe, we can have a joyous holiday without extra trimmings.Man-O-WarBy Pat ElkinsHalloween HauntingsThe Shirleys of Man-O-War divide the holidays. Joe has Christmas, but Halloween belongs to Bea. It is her favorite time of year and she goes all out to make it a little bit scary and a whole lot of fun. This year was no different. Her walk was lined with grinning jack-o-lanterns flickering a greeting to the trick-or-treaters. Beas tropical ocean front home was transformed into a Gothic mansion full of spider webs and creepy crawlies of all sorts. Eerie music accompanied the tour and black lights illuminated scenes probably left better in the dark. Bats and boogie men were there to watch the dancing spiders, and ravens, black as midnight, cawed out warnings along the haunted halls. Presiding over all was a life size witch spouting spells and recipes to all who dared to enter her domain. If one were sufficiently frightened to bypass the hospitality at the mansion, there was a sign offering rooms at the Bates Motel. Psycho Norman Bates would have loved to have guests for the evening. At the end of the tour, Uncle Joe passed out treats and golden Sacajawea dollars to those who had been brave enough to complete the tour. The house was open to tours on Monday News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 18 Aunt Bea Shirley provided a delightful Haunted House for the residents of Man-O-War and people of Central Abaco. She opened it for three nights to accommodate the number of persons.visiting. Photo provided by Larry Elkins Wish Night! Open House 2001An eventful evening for our most valued customersNov. 24th from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m.Call for more detailsTel: 367-2418or come into our store next to BarclaysDon MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco

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November 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 7By Stephanie Humblestone With the ravages of Hurricane Floyd still fresh in their memories, the residents of Elbow Cay were determined not to be caught short. We were hyper prepared this time, said Assistant Fire Chief Bonnie Hall. Although Hurricane Michelles winds were forecast to slow down considerably over The Bahamas and in the words of some weather reports to skim the islands, no one was taking any chances. Hurricane Betsy in 1965 turned and came right back for us, said long time Hope Town resident, Mr. Vernon Malone. In the early hours of Monday morning a fire on a major power pole plunged much of the island into darkness. Trees across electrical lines leading to the North End caused further loss of power. Winds were already gusting to 70 knots. Winds out of the northeast increased in speed throughout the day culminating in Category 2 hurricane conditions by the afternoon. Winds were clocked across the harbour at Abaco Bahamas Charters at 80 mph while reports confirmed 104 mph on the ocean. As conditions worsened in the harbour with near nil visibility at times, two sail boats broke loose. One of them went up the creek, the other dragged across the harbour to Club Soleil, and a houseboat tied up at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge sank. Residents stayed in their homes with no one taking advantage of the two designated hurricane shelters, St. Jamess Methodist Church and the Mission House. Unlike the mass exodus prior to Hurricane Floyd, few left the island. The general consensus was that Hurricane Michelle was going to be more troublesome than dangerous and this turned out to be correct. No major damage was reported. Many houses lost shingles and guttering. One house in town lost a window. Another house lost part of a shed wall. A few of the houses in town which faced the dunes were covered in sand and looked liked scenes from post cards depicting a snowy Christmas. The high tide at 10:40 a.m. caused flooding and the beginning of some major beach erosion which continued to worsen with the high winds and gnashing seas throughout the day. Some areas fared better than others. The Cholera Graveyard beach in the centre of town had little damage with the dunes staying pretty much in tact. It was protected by the White Lady, the Ghost of the Ridge who walks there every night, said one local. A more pragmatic reason attributed by many is the thick wall of sea oats which were planted after Hurricane Floyd. Indeed, the sea oats planted along the four mile stretch of Elbow Cays beaches did much to protect the dunes even in places which did not fare so well in Michelle such as the beach in front of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. We have a four-foot dropMichelle Affects Elbow CayThe Hope Town lighthouse is barely visible through the mist and moisture in the air in Hope Town harbour during Hurricane Michelle. Photo courtesy of Tito Baldwin said Mr. Ray Ketay, owner of the Lodge. Further north the beach erosion was serious particularly in front of the teachers cottage in front of which now hangs a huge cavernous drop. The dunes in the North End which were built up after Hurricane Floyd survived well. The bluff is fine but there is almost no sand on the beach, said Steve Gale, whose house on the dunes was destroyed by Hurricane Floyd and subsequently rebuilt. The sea oats did their job, said a happy Mr. Gale, who reported no damage to his house from this hurricane. Fire Chief Clay Wilhoyte, accompanied by a small team of volunteers, spearheaded a clean-up as early as Monday night which continued in earnest throughout the following day with other members of the community assisting. Despite the fact that residents were taken off guard by a hurricane so late in the season, they quickly rose to the occasion. The little cay reflected once more its resilience which came to the fore in the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Located in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call 242-367-2513 Fax 367-2516 www.sea-horse.comBoats equipped with: Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid KitRates do not include gas Open 7 days 8 5 Check It Out . .Brand new boats!Offering year 2000 model, 20' Hydrasport w/150 HP Johnson Fleet now holds 27 boats! 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8 The Abaconian November 15th, 2001 The Editor Says Accept Change, Its Inevitable! All About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Alice Bain, Stephanie Humblestone, S. Timothy Roberts, Isobel Sherman Contributors: Annabella Cross, Pat Elkins, Laury Kenyon, Candice Key, Lee Pinder, Geoffrey Victor Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Generally Speaking . .Free to CompeteBy Isobel ShermanHurricane MichelleI was an optimist when I left school on November 2. Mr. Hardy declared that there would be no school on Monday because of Hurricane Michelle. I said no hurricane is coming. Technically speaking, I was right because we did not suffer a direct hit from Hurricane Michelle. However, when I woke on November 5, memories of Floyd entered my mind as I saw the heavy wind and rain. My husband did not put up the shutters so I could see the wind and rain all day long. At times I thought Michelle had come. But then we had power most of the day and the telephone service the entire time. So waiting out the aftereffects of the storm was not a fraction as bad as waiting for Floyd and life to get back to normal. As I drove around Central Abaco on November 6, I was happy to see that just some trees and branches were the debris and, of course, the usual places were flooded that always flood after a heavy rain. All of the houses that were constructed after Floyd came through just fine. Yet despite the fact that Abaco had little damage, the memory of Hurricane Michelle will live in the minds of Abaconians along with the worse Hurricane Floyd. I will mention one annoying fact. Once again we had to rely on U.S. weather channels and ZNS for updates on the storm as Radio Abaco was not on the air.No Place to PlayA chance conversation with a teacher at Central Abaco Primary is the reason for this story. I was shocked to learn that there is no place for the students in grades 1 through 6 to play except in the parking lot. No field has been cleared for them to use. The school has been open for almost three years and even though the view from Forest drive is one of bush and tall grass, nothing has been done for the close to 700 children to play during lunch time and a place to have their physical education classes. Where are the parents for these children. Hurricane Michelle rattled our window panes and terrorized our shrubbery and trees. Those suffering the most damage were those with agricultural interests, banana farmers and perhaps other crops. Damage to the electrical distribution system was minimal with BEC line crews out in the wind and rain during the high winds. Some problems had to be left for the wind to subside but they did make many repairs during the storm. Several poles snapped and had to be replaced with wires being re-strung. Batelcos problems appeared to be mostly a myriad of household phone drops down in the roads from high winds and flaying tree foliage. Their crews were out for the rest of the week putting customers back in service. Hope Town was very well prepared even to the extent of maintaining a web site giving updates on the storm, conditions on the island and damage reports for those off the island. Man-O-War recovered quickly with the community pitching in to clean up the debris. We suspect that Green Turtle Cay had a similar community effort. It was these off-shore cays that took the strongest winds of 80 miles per hour with gusts in the 90 to 100 MPH range. Winds in this range are livable but they do make a mess. Abaco was much better prepared for a hurricane this year because of the devastation caused by Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Floyd was the first major storm since Hurricane Betsy in 1965 and residents has become complacent about preparations. However, since Floyd storms are taken much more seriously and preparations are more extensive. Preparation is the key to surviving these monsters of nature coming through with the least amount of damage. This fall the Bahamas government has been dealt a 1, 2, 3 punch which will affect Abaco to some degree. In early September the Nassau straw market burned along with buildings in a two block area. The fire destroyed the Ministry of Tourism offices housed above the straw market. A week later the terrorism attack in New York and Washington brought our normallyDavid Ralphslow fall tourism movement to a standstill. It has rebounded somewhat but the consensus is that it will be a slow climb to get the tourism action back to normal. Then two months later Hurricane Michelle tore through Central Andros, Nassau and North Eleuthera .While there appears to be minimal damage overall, some communities did lose buildings, roofs and waterfront structures such as seawalls, roads and docks. The country was battened down for the hurricane but the first two disasters were unexpected which the country was not prepared for. While The Bahamas is only a bystander when it comes to international incidents, the country has to be prepared for coping with the unexpected. The country must be able to change with the circumstances. And the people of The Bahamas have to be resilient to make the necessary adaptations to these changes. The Prime Minister has stated that the storm will be an economic nuisance but that repairs are not expected to constitute an undue burden on government. The history of The Bahamas shows cycles of major changes. And the history of Abaco is characterized by periods of great prosperity followed by severely depressed times. The key to coping with these depressed times is to be flexible and to prepared to make changes to accommodate the circumstances. The fall-out from the terrorism attack will have the greatest and longest term effects on us. The Bahamian economy is very dependent on tourism. Besides the direct loss of revenue and employment from tourism there is the added burden of security issues now imposed on The Bahamas. This will further divert scare budget funds. Major incidents in the United States will have a ripple effect on us as Americans will be reluctant to travel. However, Americans enjoy traveling and many will want to go somewhere. The Bahamas is close, is English speaking and has the reputation of being a very stable country. That will be in our favor for visitors from Florida and the southeast as many come from that area even during the winter. The diverse archipelagic nature of The Bahamas makes it an interesting tourism destination but presents a nightmare of logistics for governing and providing essential services. The nature of the islands is a resource which has barely been tapped into. To a great extent our economic prosperity continues to hinge on external forces over which we have little control but which we must respond to appropriately as they occur. Our close proximity to Florida will always be an asset for our economy. The FTAA is an example of change which is coming for which we can make preparations even though we are not entirely certain of all the problems or solutions. Hopefully, the newly formed Abaco Chamber of Commerce will be a community instrument for working with government in identifying problem areas and implementing ideas for improving our economic welfare. We must prepare for our future both individually and collectively. Major changes are coming. It is only as we are well prepared that we will be able to cope with these changes. Just as with preparations for hurricanes, the better prepared we are the better we will come through with the least amount of damage. By S. Timothy Roberts Putting an idea or a concept in a box and saying it is all that you see is not that easy. Some things are just not that simple. One such issue is free enterprise. Here on Abaco in a small but growing business community, we are faced with some touchy issues. There are larger companies seeking to sell or render services to the community that are beneficial and to some degree necessary. However, there are also smaller business involved in the same or similar activities. The problem now arises, which is better? Is it better to keep the smaller business protected by not allowing the activity of a larger company, or is it better to allow a larger company that can offer possibly better quality and lower prices, which may or may not, in turn, put the smaller company out of business? This is a very extensive issue and cannot be simply answered. There are no easy answers. Do we pledge allegiance to progress, which some people object to whether it really is or not, or do we resist change, whether for better or worse? The idea of progress is that, in the case of the business community, as a town or city grows so its businesses grow and evolve to meet new demands. Progress never attempts to show a pretty face, it is a ravenous brute that plods forward and rarely if ever looks back. Progress will often devour smaller businesses in order to meet the needs of its growing appetite (that would be the citizens of the town). Small businesses do not have to be devoured, however. The proprietors have the option to compete. Competition is the way of free enterprise, and as it is with every competition, there are winners and losers, and there are those in between. For any business to survive free enterprise there must be discipline and fortitude. Competing in free enterprise is not for the faint of heart. The end result of this thriving organism of commerce is that the community benefits. The community benefits from increased employment opportunities; increased salary possibilities; more services and products to choose from; better values and quality and finally a better standard of living. The benefits can be shallow or far reaching depending on the economic structure of the town. Negatively, small business are often forced into selling out or closing down. This can affect the poverty, or unemployment of the town, and can cause a poor morale to pervade dependant on the size of the town or the market. Also, the invasion of more and larger companies will require more people to be employed, which in turn causes the population of the town to grow. In this growing process sometimes you may have an increase in crime, etc. However, all this is dependent on the size of the town, and the structure of the economy. On Abaco we have a population that is expanding, and with it the demands on services and goods are steadily increasing. So small business, either lacking forethought and good sense or lacking the financial means, are unable to keep up with and satisfy the demands placed upon them by our growth. Now there are larger businesses, either local or not, that are realizing the potential and the growth of Abaco and are ready to step in and, to be quite frank, make some money out of the deal. These larger Please see Roberts Page 23

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November 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code + Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 01 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor JavaA cozy relaxing place to enjoy Espresso, Cappuccino, Coffee, Tea & Baked GoodsAlso find Gourmet Coffee Beans, Books, Gift Items & more . .Royal Harbour Building Marsh Harbour Ph. 367-5523Political DilemaThe Editor, A little of your space would mean a lot to me. My very first memories of anything of a political nature go back to the late 1960s when as a young boy in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, during a general election, (probably the all important 1967 election, come to think of it) my father had been given UBP bumper stickers and buttons by associates of one Mr. George Baker. I have absolutely no way of knowing for sure if he supported the UBP in that election. Daddy was a man of few words, and thus we unfortunately never had any real discussions about his political feelings, such as why he supported whoever it is that he supported. However, as the years passed and I matured somewhat, it was very clear to me that my father did not support the PLP in any way, shape or form. Thus, being a man who stood by what he believed, when the PLP government bought out the Hatchet Bay Plantations in the mid-1970s, my father was one of the first to get the axe, as did many other long serving Bahamians and many good, long serving foreigners. Many of these people had poured their life blood into Hatchet Bay. I think this fact alone started me on an antiPLP attitude. Over the years before I became old enough to vote, I would always go out to FNM rallies with my friends and, without knowing for sure why, or caring why, I would wear the T-shirts and buttons, etc. And then I became old enough to vote and I had to make a decision who I should vote for. The first couple of elections, it was an easy decision. I simply did what I had been doing for years. Now by way of an actual vote, I continued to support the FNM. And then a few more years went by and I found myself really becoming involved in politics in my own ways and by this time the PLP government had been in power for so long and they had become so corrupt that it was obvious that they had to be removed. Then finally, in 1992 Eureka! (Or so we thought.) The entrenched PLP was finally removed from power. At this time we (FNMs) really thought that we had found a leader of leaders in the person of Hubert Ingraham. I remember that there was some trepidation by some FNMs as to whether or not we could really trust Mr. Ingraham, what with him being Sir Lyndens protege and all. I have to say that I really think that Mr. Ingraham was a man on a mission. He knew what he wanted, and he knew how he was going to get it. And he did. Mr. Ingraham in many ways has done a hell of a lot to reclaim a lot of the respect for The Bahamas by foreign governments that we had lost. He is a leader. How effective his leadership will continue to be is anybodys guess because now we find ourselves watching the FNM seemingly falling apart. If they are not, in fact, falling apart, they sure seem to be and image is everything, as the saying goes. So, we find ourselves on the verge of another general election. It is anybodys guess as to when that might actually happen. But the real question that I am struggling with is who I am going to support in this next election. The FNM party right now is an embarrassment to me. I dont know who is to blame, but the damage has been done. Quite frankly, and very seriously, I think that we should just vote the FNM out of office, thus proving to them and the next government that we the people are really the ones with the power. Bahamians have no choice but to be concerned with their political future and thus they must get involved. Perhaps the greatest mistake that we will make as a nation is not to vote for the wrong person, but not to vote at all. One thing is for sure, I am voting for the individual in the next election. I have always supported the party because it has been a well known fact that if your MP wasnt a member of the governing party, then you had might as well forget about getting anything for your community. The FNM government has made a lot of improvements in The Bahamas. However, after two terms in office, there are a couple of very important projects here on Abaco that cannot go any longer without being addressed. As a matter of fact, there is no reason that will satisfy me as to why they havent been done before now. So my advice to the powerful is thus. Please dont take my vote for granted. I am not a fool. Sweet talk and promises mean about as much to me as watching paint dry. I am somebody, if only in my own opinion, (and probably only there) and I will be heard. It is said that a word to the wise is sufficient. I certainly hope so, but I have to admit that I really doubt it. Sincerely, William (Billy) RobertsDestroying Hope Towns HeritageDear Editor, Over the last several years we have seen the beauty, serenity and safety of our little town called Hope Town on Elbow Cay slowly deteriorate. If the selfish and uncaring attitude that now exists in certain individuals does not soon change, the charm that once existed in our town will be lost forever! Traffic through the town is a contributing factor to this deterioration! Some of us who live in Hope Town often sit and talk about the needless and hazardous traffic through our town and wonder if anything will ever be done about it. It is quite evident that our sitting and talking but doing nothing other than that has accomplished nothing. It is for that reason that I no longer can be silent. I would like to ask those of you who continually break the law a few questions and I do not need to call any names because you know exactly who you are. Maybe it would not hurt to embarrass a few people but to be honest, some of you are far beyond the embarrassing mode. Before I ask the questions, let me make it clear to you that there is a law that exists that prohibits vehicular traffic through the town. The law states that there is to be no vehicular traffic north of the Methodist Church. My questions are as follows: Why do you deliberately choose to break the law and come through the town, whether it be by golf cart, motorcycle, truck or car? Of course, we know that the garbage truck and fire truck are necessary, so lets not even consider them. We also know that there are occasions when a vehicle is necessary such as to deliver freight or building materials or similar things but there are many of you who are delivering nothing but your lazy and inconsiderate selves. Who do you think you are that you can daily break the law? Just like I have already said, you think that you are above the law and just do not care about anybody but yourself. When did you suddenly become an invalid and the only way you can get through the town is by vehicle? Most of you who continually come through the town in your vehicles have nothing wrong with you except a selfish and uncaring attitude. When are you going to stop coming through the town without really having to do so? Maybe when a little child is knocked down and killed or some other innocent pedestrian or bicyclist is seriously injured. Maybe, just maybe, this letter may cause you to think twice about what you are doing or maybe we would get the much needed policeman to enforce the traffic laws which already exist. We all know that the continuous traffic through our town is becoming worse and worse and unless something is done soon, our towns charm as it once was and should be, is going Please see Letters Page 30

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10 The Abaconian November 15th, 2001S.C. Bootle High SchoolBy Isobel Sherman On November 9 and 10 a baseball clinic and tournament will be held at the baseball diamond at S.C. Bootle High School. Professional Bahamian baseball player Angelo Jello Burrows will be putting on the clinic. Lindsey Russell, MP for Eight Mile Rock, was instrumental in bringing Jello to Abaco and organizing the tournament. Participating in the two-day event will be junior and senior teams from Abaco Central High School, S.C. Bootle High School and Forest Heights Academy. An all star team will be coming from Grand Bahamas as well. Originally the venue was the park in Murphy Town but as yet there are no bleachers. The venue was moved to Coopers Town.Library Is Being RevampedBy Stephanie Humblestone The library at S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town is being totally refurbished and repainted. New shelves have been built and an air conditioning unit has been installed. We are giving it a new look, said the schools principal, Mr. Leslie Rolle. The library has been a great boon to the school which boasts many good debaters. Since the library opened several years ago, the students of the 355-strong school have enjoyed its facility. We hope to have it open after school for an hour, said Mr. Rolle. In the past students have had access only during break and lunch times. Mr. Gopaul Hardeen, a teacher at the school, is in charge of the library and the coordination of accessing books. Already there are thousands of books on the shelves. We received ten boxes of books from a school in the United States two years ago. We also get reading material from the Learning Resource Unit in Nassau, said Mr. Rolle. With the debating season here, Mrs Cynthia James, head of the English department, will be taking her students to the library during school hours for research. Mrs. James is well known for encouraging the students in public speaking and debating. Mr. Rolle hopes that with two computers in the library students will use the facility for homework after school. Its not like a college. Students do not have free periods during school hours when they can go to the library. This is why we are making it available after school, added Mr. Rolle.High School SportsBy Geoffrey Victor At the end of the month of October the S.C. Bootle Lady Dolphins went down losing to Forest Heights Academy by a score of 6 to 5 in a game that was very competitive. Most Valuable Player for Forest Heights was hard hitting Mashanna Russell, who went 4 for 5 and had a three-run home run. Dionne Coleby had a great game for the Lady Falcons who now have a record of 2 wins and 0 losses. In boys baseball both Forest Heights and S.C. Bootle played to a 4 to 4 draw in a game that was very competitive. Forest Heights now has a record of 1 0 1 and is looking forward to the future. According to Coach Geoffrey Victor, his Falcons team played very well. With the exception of a few errors, they should have won the senior boys game.St. Francis de Sales SchoolBy Isobel Sherman When the second grade class of Mrs. Charmica Moss at St. Francis de Sales School began to study buildings in their community as part of their social studies curriculum, Mrs. Moss motivated her students by having each student make his of her version of a building in Marsh Harbour. The students were very enthusiastic about the project. The models ranged from Marsh Harbour International Airport, Callenders and Co law firm, Cherokee Air to Pinewoods Nursery. The models were displayed in the classroom and now some of the models are on display in various business placesForest HeightsBy Stephanie Humblestone Forest Heights Academy in Marsh Harbour will be offering Grade 6 in the next academic year. We have lots of enquiries and registrations, said Gaynor Messon, the schools headmistress. This will be a prep high school course, she explained. The move which was prompted by parents will better prepare students for Grade 7. We have children coming from as many as 14 schools to join our high school programme, said Mrs. Meeson. With such a cross section, the school felt it would be beneficial for all concerned if students were streamlined before going into Grade 7. The announcement of Grade 6 for the year 2002-3 has attracted many enquiries from all areas of Abaco. The school, which opened 11 years ago, presently has 177 students.Treasure Cay PrimaryThe sixth grade of the Treasure Cay Primary School has done a fine job of publishing their October newsletter, doubling in size over their September issue. The paper included several photographs and a cartoon. It covered many school activities, sports, Teachers Day and a long report on a sixth grade field trip to Hope Town. The students were very impressed with the lighthouse. At the recent spelling bee, an activity celebrating Local Government Month, two students from that school came in first and second place, receiving $50 and $20, respectively. S.C. Bootle High SchoolTruancy in Abacos High SchoolsBy Stephanie Humblestone Unlike New Providence and Grand Bahama, Abaco does not have truancy officers. They are better known as School Welfare Officers or Attendance Officers. Grand Bahama has two but we do not have them here in Abaco, said Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal of Abaco Central High School in Murphy Town. At a recent PTA meeting a mother expressed some concern about seeing a student out of school during normal school hours. I gave him a ride home, she said. Mr. Stubbs asked her why she did not drive him back to the school. The lady appeared not to know the policy. Ducking school is a concern but I would not consider it a major concern, continued Mr. Stubbs, who classed the few who do as repeat offenders. He said that they usually come from the lower grades. They are often Grade 7 students who are having a hard time adjusting from primary schools to the more rigid discipline of a larger school. However, Abaco Central High with its 445 students is relatively small in comparison with many schools in The Bahamas. In one school where Mr. Stubbs taught had 1500 students. It was more rampant there. he said. Abaco Central High School has two roll calls a day, one at 8:55 a.m and one after lunch. Teachers endeavour to keep a close School NewsSt. Francis de Sales grade 2 students display their models of Cherokee Air, Callendars & Co and Pine Woods Nursery. This was a project they made for their models for their social studies curriculum. 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Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNext to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomons Abaco Caribbean Constructors Ltd.Concrete Blocks 4"x 8"x 16" 6"x 8"x 16" 8"x 8"x 16" Corner Blocks Regular Blocks Hydraulic Fittings & Hoses Monday Friday 7 am 4 pmP.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2502Sand & Quarry Cracker Dust Rock Local 3/8" 3/4" Rock Imported ditto Pea Rock ImportedStepping Stones in various patterns 18" x 18" 24" x 24"By Lory Kenyon, President Friends of the Environment Friends of the Environment is excited to report that fifteen moorings have been installed at The Pelican Cay National Park on Sandy Cay Reef. Ten small-boat moorings were installed along the reef and five more were installed in various other areas in the park for larger boats to moor and then dinghy to the reef. This is a huge step toward preserving one of the most beautiful and most visited reefs on Abaco. Four commercial divers from JPS Industrial Services volunteered their time and equipment and braved bad weather and a large swell and surge to complete the work along with the volunteer assistance of Lambert Albury and Tito Baldwin of Froggies Out Island Adventures on their dive boat Last One The divers used an underwater hydraulic drill with a diamond-head bit to drill a hole in the rock bottom and placed a fast setting hydraulic cement in the hole along with a three and a half foot pin with an eye-bolt at the top. They then attached a lanyard which in turn was attached to a buoy at the surface that has attached to it a rope with hose on it to prevent chafing that a bow line from a boat can easily be attached to. The moorings along the reef are to be used by boats no longer that 30 feet in calm seas and 25 feet when rough while the large boat moorings behind Sandy Cay and set away from the reef can be used by boats up to 40 feet. None of these moorings is intended for overnight use and we ask boaters to please respect this. Unfortunately, due to poor weatherMooring Project Nears Completionconditions at Fowl Cay Preserve, the divers were not able to complete their work there. However, they are scheduled to return in early December to try again. Upon completion of the Fowl Cay Preserve moorings, there will be a total of 30 moorings protecting local Abaco reefs from anchor damage. Friends of the Environment would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals that made this project a reality with their generous donations and participation in the First Annual Reef Ball on April 6, 2001. We would like to thank Froggies Out Island Adventures, which has taken a very active part in the installation of the moorings as well as offering to maintain them in the future. We also thank local diver Skeet LaChance for his support and valuable input, the Bahamas National Trust for obtaining the proper permits and Dave and Phoebe Gale for gratis accommodation for the divers. We ask that all residents and visitors remember that the reef is a living organism and should never be touched in any way. Do not hold on to the reef. Do not stand or walk on the reef and please take care to watch where you have been so that your flippers dont hit the reef. Rules for using the moorings: Use your bowline. Feed your bowline through the loop at the end of the pick-up line and then tie back to the bow cleat on your boat. Please inspect the mooring system for any problems before swimming to the reef. You are responsible for your vessel. No boats over 30 feet in length on the moorings adjacent to the reef. Please see charts for large-boat mooring areas. You are in a national park or preserve. Please dont touch in any way. Take only pictures and leave only bubbles. If you do see any illegal activity in these areas, please call Friends of the Environment on VHF 16 and we will notify the proper authorities. Thank you for helping us preserve our fragile reefs for future generations to enjoy as you are doing so today. By Alice Bain The annual Scurvy Few Toys for Tots drive this year will be held on December 9th at the AID parking lot. The public is asked to bring in unwrapped, new toys for donation that day. The Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club will be holding its usual motorcycle parade that morning and there will be a cookout and various motorcycle games (including the everpopular weenie bite) at the parking lot afterwards. Flyers are going out this week to promote the drive, and the Rotary Club of Abaco will be assisting the Scurvy Few in collecting and distributing the toys. So far this year the Scurvy Few has pledged $1000 worth of toys. The drive has been running for four years now. Weve seen increasing support every year, and in the past we have had services donated by all sorts of local companies. Abaco Air even donated a flight to Moores Island for us to distribute the toys there last year, states Scurvy Few founding member Skeet LaChance. In 2000 we collected $3000 worth of toys, and were hoping to beat that figure this year. Toys will be given to needy families all through Abaco. Local musician Stone McEwan has donated his services to the event and will provide melodic accompaniment to the gathering this year. The Scurvy Few now has associate chapters in Freeport and in Florida, and these will be helping out with Toys for Tots as well, added Mr. LaChance. If you wish to donate a toy but cannot make it to the event on December the 9th, you may give it in to Skeet or to Sidney Dawes at the Lofty Fig Villas in Marsh Harbour aross from the Bistro parking lot. 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12 The Abaconian November 15th, 2001 STANDARD HARDWAREMarsh Harbour 242-367-2660, 2881, 2820 Fax 242-367-2645 Contractors Ask about our special price scheduleA full stock of electrical hardware for contractors and homeowners From inside to outside From roof to floor There's plenty more Inside our store Special homeowner pricing on major projects 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 16ICEICE ICEICE ICE RENTRENT RENTRENT RENT ALAL ALAL AL BIKESBIKES BIKESBIKES BIKES Central Abaco NewsIn a move to relieve congestion at the Crossing Beach ferry landing, the Guana Cay ferry for workmen has relocated to the Union Jack dock in downtown Marsh Harbour. This location had been used prior to September 19, 1999, but was abandoned when the dock was destroyed by Hurricane Floyd. Instrumental in making this move was Mrs. Yvonne Key, who personally leased the vacant lot beside the dock from Bethell Estates for a parking area and personally paid $300 for liability insurance covering use of the lot. The Marsh Harbour maintenance crew cleaned the brush off the lot and Shannon Albury of Big Cat Equipment leveled the lot to make it more usable for vehicles. The first ferry began at the new site on October 29 and took 45 passengers to Guana Cay and Scotland Cay. Eleven cars were parked there for the day. Moving the workmens ferry serving Guana and Scotland Cay early each morning and the return trip in the late afternoon away from the Crossing Beach should relieve congestion at that site. Parking at Crossing Beach is frequently at a premium by commuters headed to and from Man-O-War and Hope Town. It is not unusual for 75 100 cars to be parked at Crossing Beach site. The newly revived Abaco Chamber of Commerce held an organizational meeting on November 9 at Bayview Restaurant to elect directors and officers. The meeting was open to all those businesses which had submitted or brought with them an application form for membership. About 30 people attended who had returned membership applications supplied at their first meeting held on October 6. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Mike Malone. A steering committee was selected to American Bridge has begun work on the construction of a new freight dock in Marsh Harbour. Their first job was to demolish the derelict Pizza Hut building and adjoining dock, both of which were badly damaged in Hurricane Floyd. Equipment from Bahama Hot Mix began the work while American Bridge equipment was on its way to Abaco. Abaco Town by the Sea has just announced the promotion of Mr. Chris Smith as General Manager of their newly renovated resort. Celebrating this occasion, the owners held a reception for him on November 2. He and his wife is shown above chatting with Immigration Officer Ferguson.Guana Cay Ferry Relocates to Union Jack DockChamber of Commerce Elects Officersguide the organization for six months and will be responsible for getting committees organized and focused. Two working committees were formed, one to deal with tourism and the other to deal with all forms of transportation. It was felt that another committee would soon be formed to consider the proposed FTAA trade agreement. The Bahamas is negotiating with other countries about his and other trade agreements. The Treasury recently inquired if the Abaco branch had undertaken any studies or had any input. Anita Knowles was selected to be a full time secretary and Mike Malone has donated office space for one year in the Island Development Consulting office across from Bellevue Business Depot. Mrs Knowles asked for donations of office equipment, a computer, file cabinets, desk chair, stapler and other basic items. A telephone line, fax line and an Internet connection will be looked into immediately. Mrs. Knowles can be reached by phone temporarily at 367-5250/1 until a dedicated line is established. Mr. Mike Malone was elected as interim president with Bradley Reckley and Art Sands elected as first and second vice presidents. Cindy Hayward as the treasurer. Three others, William Davis, Jimmy Vaughan and Robert Pinder, were named as Directors along with the other officers. The bank account held by the original Chamber is being transferred to this new group. The membership of the Chamber of Commerce is made up of businesses which are grouping together for the good of the entire business community of Abaco. Each business sends a representative to Chamber meetings to represent that business. All businesses on Abaco are encouraged to join. Membership fees are as follows: an individual member $100, a small business with 1-10 employees $250, a medium business with 11-30 employees $400 and large businesses with more than 30 employees $1000. CongratulationsCongratulations CongratulationsCongratulations CongratulationsAngus and Lynn on your first anniversary. November 18th, 2001 Love Mom & Dad

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November 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 13 AA AA A vailable atvailable at vailable atvailable at vailable atFull Range of Reliable Johnson & Advanced Evinrude 2 HP thru 250 HP Motors in Stock at Lower than U.S. Prices Ask about our TWO YEAR WARRANTY Full Range of Johnson & Evinrude Parts in Stock Factory Trained Mechanics & Reliable ServiceDOLPHIN MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4262 THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour 242-367-2703 ISLAND MARINE Parrot Cay 242-366-0282 SEA HORSE MARINE Hope Town 242-366-0023 ROBERTS MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4249 Gift Shop and Laundromat3 Villas, 2 bedroom, 1 baths Fully furnished kitchen 1 bedroom queen, 1 bedroom 2 singles Sitting area queen futon Dining area seats 6 All units fully furnished, Central a/c Sattelite TV, Radio/CD/Tape Player Outside BBQ with your own private balcony overlooking the harbour PoolTel: (242) 365-5028 Fax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.comLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, BahamasSea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore VillasMurphy Town residents are quite pleased that government has granted them one acre on Forest Drive for a community center. They have waited two and one half years for this site. The land was cleared over a year ago in anticipation of being granted it. Mr. Swain thanks government for this site and the paving now being undertaken on the town side-roads. South Side Road and the Great Cistern Road are not included in this paving exercise. The South Side Road may be paved later after the dock parking area has been raised. It is presently under water at spring tides. Mr. Swain commented very favorably on the Local Government system and the way it is developing by giving local people the means to govern their own local affairs. He feels that Local Government must agitate central government to loosen up and grant local government more authority. He believes this will happen as the system matures and the elected persons better understand their role and take on their responsibilities. Mr. Jason Swain, Chairman of the Murphy Town Committee stands beside the sign with a rendering of a proposed bcommunity center. The intent is to erect a multi-purpose building suitable for recreation, meetings, receptions and other community functions. He feels there are still remnants in place of the old system where the Commissioner handled all local affairs on behalf of central government in Nassau. Mr. Swain wants local authorities to be able to exert more influence in decision making in local affairs. He said We have a better idea of what the area can tolerate and support in terms of development and should either have more say or be an active participant in the process. Mr. Swain would like to see responsibilities broken down similar to the American model with responsibilities shared and divided by states, counties and cities. Our equivalent would be islands, districts and towns. Mr. Swain thinks this will come about eventually but he would like to see local government press the issue and become more involved than they are presently. He is also concerned that local government members are not aware of all their responsibilities and the authority they can wield. He believes they should be more knowledgeable with the system they are involved with.Murphy Town Thanks Government More Central Abaco NewsBy Stephanie Humblestone Members of the Abaco Central High Ensemble and Grace Baptist Marching Band were the only groups to represent The Bahamas at the Luther Barnes Song Ministries Workshop at the Red Budd Holy Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on October 12. The workshop, entitled Raising The Standard ran from October 10-13. Each night as many as 25-30 groups performed. Well known groups and singers from Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina and Florida entertained the participants. The workshops main aims were to expose and promote upcoming gospel talent and to provide an environment for artists, musicians and associated persons to get together. The Abaco Central High Ensemble and Grace Baptist Marching Band placed fourth out of 30 groups on the night of October 12. As a result they received much acclaim from song producers present at the function, some of whom urged them to remain in the United States to record. Mr. Stanley Daniels, a record producer from Illinois expressed particular interest in the group. Commitments at home prevented the group from following up on the offers but they do have plans to return to the workshop next year and hopefully bring back a trophy for first place. Meanwhile, thirty-two of the contestants plan to visit The Bahamas this month for Abacos Second Fall Gospel Classic. Mr. Alfred Dean, director of the Abaco Central High Ensemble, would like to invite the public to attend the Second Annual Fall Gospel on November 22-24. The venue will be announced at a later date. Choirs, groups and individual groups will perform nightly and prizes will be awarded. Registration of Choirs: $100, Groups: $50 and Soloists: $25. Mr. Dean joined the staff at Abaco Central High School in August 1999 at which time he started the school choir. Since then it has grown and presently has 25 members. The group has performed in Florida where they cut a seven song CD at Rose Studios in Clearwater. Mr. Dean describes the music as contemporary gospel with some secular pieces, much of which is composed by him. He alternates between conducting the choir and playing the keyboard. In 1999 the choir earned first place in the National Arts Festival in Nassau.Music Groups Attend WorkshopWitches did not forget to visit Abaco on Halloween. Three were found outside Bellevue Bussiness Depot. Although they seemed to be behvaing themselves during the daylight, no one knows the mischief they made that night as they joined all the other ghosts and goblins on their night of bewitchery. Coming to Marsh Harbour? Need to rent a car for a day?Rental Wheels across from Boat HarbourTel: 367-4643 ENQUIRE ABOUT OUR RATES Attention Outer Cay Residents A high percentage of Abacos 13,000 population read this paper, plus about 700 interested subscribers read about Abaco It pays to advertise.

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14 The Abaconian November 15th, 2001 A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD.Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, AbacoTel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242CC CC C OO OO O MPLETE GRMPLETE GR MPLETE GRMPLETE GR MPLETE GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y LINEY LINE Y LINEY LINE Y LINE DISTRIBDISTRIB DISTRIBDISTRIB DISTRIB UTUT UTUT UT ORS IN ABORS IN AB ORS IN ABORS IN AB ORS IN AB AA AA A CC CC C O FORO FOR O FORO FOR O FOR CHOICE MEATS FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES DAIRY PRODUCTS & FROZEN FOODS FAMOUS BRAND NAMES NABISCO WISE MURRAYS QUAKER DURACELL DEL MONTE BLUEBIRD GATORADE Y our business is our business at Abaco Wholesale... Weve got more of what youre looking for!Operation Christmas Child is an organization which provides Christmas gifts for children all over the world. The first one in The Bahamas has been started on Abaco. The New Plymouth Gospel Chapel has been named an official collection center for Operation Christmas Child and will be assembling and forwarding to Florida boxes prepared by individual children for giving to children overseas. Gifts for individual children are put in shoe boxes and labeled for the appropriate age group the box is for and whether for a girl or boy. They are then sent to children in more than 90 countries. Many of them will be sent to the children in Afghanistan. This year the organization expects to deliver five million shoe boxes. The boxes contain small toys, personal items such as a toothbrush or comb, school supplies such as pencils and crayons, candy and letters from the person sending the box. It can even contain a photo of the child or family sending the gift. Each child making a shoe box can decide what he or she would like to include. It is based on the principle of Kids helping kids and encourages children to think of others. On Abaco the Awana Club at the Gospel Chapel in Green Turtle Cay and St. Francis de Sales School are participating this first year. Coordinating the effort on Abaco is Mr. Erick Sawyer of Green Turtle Cay. They anticipate having a couple hundred boxes and will be shipping them to Florida mid-November. Hopefully, the project can expand in future years as others become interested through schools and churches. The project is part of Samaritans Purse, an efficiently managed religious charity headed by the son of Billy Graham. The government will not be reducing the customs exemption. At present returning residents are allowed a customs exemption of $600 annually. The Prime Minister announced that the exemption will continue. It had been suggested that the exemption would be reduced to $100 yearly. The economy is The Bahamas is directly linked to that of the United States. With the economy in a down swing there and with the events of September 11, the visitor numbers to The Bahamas dropped noticeably. However, the numbers are already recovering well. Hurricane Michelle dealt another blow to the country which will add to the costs that the government will be spending. There will be additional sums for clean-up and repairs, for assistant to home owners, businesses, farmers and fishermen. But the Prime Minister is anticipating that these expenditures will not materially alter the projected figures for the year.Customs Exemption Will Not Be ReducedShoe Boxes Deliver Christmas GiftsStudents of St. Francis de Sales School are shown packing shoe boxes with gifts and other items to be sent to children around the world including Afghanistan who will not have an abundant Christmas as our children do in this counrty. It is part of the Operation Christmas Child project which will deliver five million gift boxes this holiday period. Travel agents in the United States are charging five dollars per airline ticket when purchased through an agent. The reason for this is that the airlines are no longer paying commissions to them. Travel agents in Marsh Harbour are charging the same commission. The Bahamas Association of Travel Agency Owners has agreed to the following service fees: For refunds the fee is 10 percent of the refund value. For the reissue of tickets the fee is $10 for domestic tickets and $25 for international tickets. For documents it is $5 for the first and second passengers on domestic tickets, $10 for the first and second passenger on international tickets. For hotel and car vouchers without airline tickets the charge is $10.Charges for Airline Tickets Remember Register to Vote

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November 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 15By Alice Bain Abaco is taking yet another quantum leap forward in road traffic management. Not only do we now have an asphalt highway stretching from Sandy Point to Crown Haven and out to Cherokee, but as of this month those roads are being painted with a white centerline. On a recent trip south to Sandy Point I encountered a suspicious trio of men wielding tape measures and paintbrushes on the end of poles. On the way back into town I stopped and questioned them and my suspicions were confirmed: they were painting guide marks for future striping of the road! A week or so later I chased down a small gray Toyota truck with Nassau plates with two large tubs of white paint in the bed and introduced myself to Gary Oliver, an affable white-liner from Newcastle, England. Out on S.C. Bootle Highway some days later Mr. Oliver explained to me how he ended up striping roads and demonstrated the intricacies of the road-marking machine. The company I work for is called Road Grip, and we paint lines on roads and airport runways all over the Caribbean. Road Grip has repainted all the road markings in Nassau recently and has been contracted to paint markings on the roads in Abaco, Grand Bahama and Eleuthera. After the initial centerline marking has been completed, Mr. Oliver will be edgelining roads that go through residential and business areas and painting directional arrows at certain junctions. Mr. Oliver has been striping roads for years. Ive painted lines on roads in Israel, Uganda, Ghana, Iceland, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Spain, Barbados and Jamaica, he stated. A friend of mine back in Newcastle his father owned a white-linin company, and thats how I started. It gets in your blood, he said with a grin. Ive had lots of friends who worked white-linin and tried to quit, but theyve always come back. The lining machine itself is towed behind the truck. The paint is pressurized to 2000 psi and spread using an airless sprayer nozzle. Mr. Oliver has a guide with a small length of chain dangling from it bolted to the front of the truck, and he lines this chain up with the dabs of paint put on the road by the original marking crew. As the paint is sprayed on the asphalt, a second nozzle immediately dusts it with tiny reflective glass beads. Mr. Oliver poured me a handful of the beads; they look a bit like sugar, but if you hold them in the light at the right angle they glow. The Abaco road striping should be finished in December and Mr. Oliver will be moving on to Grand Bahama.Abaco Roads Get White LininThe main roads on Abaco are being white lined, that is, a white stripe is being painted down the center of the main highways and some main roads in Central Abaco. In addition to paint, tiny reflective beads that show up at night are imbedded in the paint. This will make our roads safer, particularly when driving at night. Provided by Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty Whether selling or buying a home in the Bahamas, you may have wondered who sets the price. Can the sellers ask any price they please? May buyers offer less? Yes, and yes! Obviously, owners have the right to set any asking price they desire. To attract qualified buyers, however, sellers must be sensitive to what prospective purchasers are willing to offer for their home. Buyers, on the other hand, may offer any price they wish for a property. If their offer is too low, it will probably be rejected by the sellers. If a home is priced too high, no offers are likely to be received. At the same time, unreasonably low offers almost guarantee a resounding no, thank you from the sellers. One way to arrive at a fair market price is the market analysis. Prepared by a real estate agent, similar or competing homes are measured against one another using local market statistics. By comparing homes already sold and those for sale now, a price range at which buyers are likely to show interest can be determined. This insures a sale at a fair price. Agents dont set the price. They merely provide sellers with information upon which to base their asking price. The final sales price is the amount buyers are willing to pay.Bahamas Real Estate T Bahamas Real Estate T Bahamas Real Estate T Bahamas Real Estate T Bahamas Real Estate T odayoday odayoday oday Choose a Fair Value Keep up with the News of Abaco with a Subscription to theThe Abaconian Phone: 367-2326 Marsh HarbourEnjoy the Performance!Visit our New Locationacross fromStandard HardwareNEW We Can Help!Hardware Windows Lumber Hardware Windows Lumber Hardware Windows Lumber Hardware Windows Lumber Hardware Windows Lumber RoofRoof RoofRoof Roof ing Doorsing Doors ing Doorsing Doors ing DoorsTel: 561-683-2244 Fax: 561-689-8126W & W Lumber of Palm Beach2077 N. 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16 The Abaconian November 15th, 2001By Stephanie Humblestone Two years ago Hurricane Floyd flattened Elbow Cays sand dunes, destroying in hours what had naturally evolved over hundreds of years. The massive hurricane swept away homes on the dunes and totally altered the configuration of the island. The shock to residents of Elbow Cay was enormous and the possibility of it happening again was daunting. In the weeks following Floyd advice was sought on how to restore the dunes and how best to protect them in the future. Many sectors of the community were eager to assist both in brain storming and carrying out ensuing decisions. After mounds of civil engineering reports and visits from professionals, action was taken to restore the dunes. It was a carefully considered operation which involved a process called beach scraping. With constant sculpting of the gathered sand, new dunes were created and a barrier to the seas fury established at least in principle. To further protect the newly formed dunes 200,000 sea oat plants were brought in over a period of many months. Under the expert direction of Bob Barron, a consultant biologist from Delray Beach, Florida, the sea oats were planted one by one along most of Elbow Cays beaches. Volunteers from the community were taught the methods of planting, the optimum areas to plant and how best to secure a good yield. For two years they have grown and flourished and contributed to the integrity of the dunes. They have taken root and become part of the seascape of Elbow Cay. Visitors are requested not to walk on them and in places signs have been erected to this effect. When Hurricane Michelle, the latecomer hurricane of the season, pounded the shores of Elbow Cay with its high winds, both the dunes and the sea oats planted on them were put to the test. Michelle tore into the dunes, eroded beaches and destroyed some of the sea oats. Mrs. Myers intends planting more in the coming months. There were areas we did not plant like the North End and south of Sherlocks Point but intend doing so, she said. All things considered, the sea oats held up well and the ones which were destroyed will come back, she added.Sea Oats Save Dunes K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury, Owner/Manager TT TT T imothy H. Neillimothy H. Neill imothy H. Neillimothy H. Neill imothy H. Neill R.I.B.A.ARCHITECTARCHITECT ARCHITECTARCHITECT ARCHITECTLicensed & Registered Licensed & Registered Licensed & Registered Licensed & Registered Licensed & RegisteredPhone (242) 366-3110 P.O. Box AB 20006, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Abaco Markets subsidiary, Caribbean Franchise Holdings Limited, has agreed to acquire the franchise for Dunkin Donuts (Bahamas) Limited. The sale will be completed by mid-December after Dunkin Donuts International approves the acquisition. The cost for the franchise will be $300,000 and the company expects to invest an additional $200,000 immediately upon purchase. Dunkin Donuts at present has three outlets in Nassau. The current operator of Dunkiin Donuts, Mr. Bob Ranson, will continue in a consultancy capacity. Dunkin Donuts has been in The Bahamas for more than 20 years and has become a household name in the country. Abaco Markets directors expect Dunkin Donuts will fit excellently with their existing operations of Dominos Pizza and Dairy Queen. The directors Abaco Markets have decided to place 100,000 additional shares of Abaco Markets on the market which will help finance this newest acquisition.Abaco Markets Acquires Dunkin Donuts AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERA TIONAppliance CentreYOUR FAVORITE BRANDS... ...AT THE LOWEST PRICES!FREE!Delivery on mainland of AbacoDon MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-3186 FREEFREE FREEFREE FREETurkey orTurkey or Turkey orTurkey or Turkey or HamHam HamHam Ham withwith withwith with Purchase of Purchase of Purchase of Purchase of Purchase ofMajor Appliance Major Appliance Major Appliance Major Appliance Major Appliance Washing Machines m/n LXR7244J & LXR7144E $509 $207225 cu. ft. Side-by-side Fridge Gold Series m/n GD25DFXFW Gas Range m/n SF302BEG $588Microwave Ovens Starting at... 30 Electric Range m/n RF302BXG $559 $690 $14914 cu. ft. Fridge m/n ET14JKXJGreat PricesandSuper Savings Great PricesandSuper Savings

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November 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 17 Building Materials Windows & Doors Flooring & Roofing Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets Plumbing Fixtures Paints Lighting Fixtures Electrical Items Hand & Power Tools Garden Supplies & MoreClose to the Port Deliveries ArrangedPhone 561-627-9555 Fax 561-625-33663860 N. Lake Blvd. Lake Park (West Palm Beach)Call for your free catalogBy Alice Bain Hurricane Michelle caused minor damage to marinas and the boat rental businesses in the Marsh Harbour area. Tom Leffler of the Marsh Harbour Marina commented, It wasnt too much trouble. We spent four days preparing for the storm and no boats were sunk. We got a lot of help from some of the boaters here at the marina the day of the hurricane. We all worked together to keep boats afloat, checking lines for chafe, etc. We were here from 3:00 a.m. Monday morning through all Tuesday night and went home Wednesday morning! Mr. Leffler would like to thank the Ja-C-Jo Wanderlust and Shambhala for the help they offered. Boat Harbour Marina reported no problems at all short of some ragged flags that need replacement. At Harbour View Marina proprietor Troy Cornea was out on the dock from 6:30 on Monday morning through that night re-springing lines and keeping boats afloat. Nobody sank here, reported Harbour View employee Chris Claridge, who assisted Mr. Cornea. Nobody was damaged either. If Troy hadnt been here, I think there would have been damage for sure. At Mangoes Marina one small runabout sank but there was no other damage. The Moorings at Conch Inn Marina moved all their large catamarans to the hurricane hole at Leisure Lee, and only eight monohulls were left at the marina in Marsh Harbour. There were some torn sails on private boats and the chase boat for The Moorings sank. Apart from that there was only some small cosmetic damage to trees and signs. By far the hardest hit marina in the Marsh Harbour area was Port of Call, formerly Triple J Marina. The marina sustained damage to one of the finger piers, which was pulled out of alignment by the drag of a trawler that was spider-webbed in its slip. This in turn strained the lines of a catamaran in the next slip causing some cleats on that boat to actually be ripped from the hull. Both boats survived the storm afloat. Another boat suffered minor hull damage when a pair of lines broke. As of November 8th repairs at Port of Call were still hampered by lack of electricity. Two of three transformers out on the dock blew during the storm and were waiting to be repaired by BEC. Boaters from Salacia, New Dawn and Icon stayed at the Abaco Yacht Haven marinaBoats Came Through WellThe Department of Agriculture is notifying all importers and the general public that no permits will be issued for the importation of Pine Trees. There is a threat of introducing insects and disease pathogens on imported pine trees that can affect the health of thePublic AnnouncementProhibition of Importation of Pine TreesBahamian pine forests. Persons wishing to import Christmas trees will be allowed to import only species of fir and spruce. All requests must be submitted in writing to the Director of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture office and along with Kenny Long spent the storm out on the docks checking lines and doing what they could to minimize damage. Island Marine Boat Rentals on Parrot Cay and Sea Horse Boat Rentals in Boat Harbour both reported no damage. Winds were predominately out of the north and northeast, giving the most problems to the Marsh Harbour facilities along the business section of town. Subscribe to theThe Abaconianto keep up with the news of Abaco Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDS THE 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 Open7am 7pm Monday to Thursday 7am 8pm Friday to Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Collins Ave., Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2601/2 Fax: (242) 367-2731 Choice Meats Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand Names Nabisco Murrays Duracell Bluebird Wise Quaker Del Monte Gatorade DISTRIBUTORS IN ABACO FOR Open 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday COMPLETE GROCERY LINE SOLOMONS SOLOMONS ABACO LTD A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Shop Safe! Shop SmartShop Solomons!

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18 The Abaconian November 15th, 2001 Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.com and Tuesday before Halloween and ferries brought people from other islands to view Aunt Beas gift to the children of Abaco. It took a week and lots of help to get the Haunted House ready in time. When asked why she went to so much trouble, Bea replied, Its all for the kids. Nothing else matters, just the kids. Thank you, Joe and Bea for a super Halloween!Hurricane MichelleHurricane Michelle brushed a glancing blow to Man-O-War on November 5. High winds caused little damage and recovery and cleanup was mostly complete by Tuesday afternoon. Telephones remained operable during the height of the storm. The electricity was restored by Tuesday afternoon. The community wishes to thank the BEC crew for their quick action in restoring the power to the island.A Birth AnnouncementThe population of Man-O-War has increased by one with the birth of Colin-Ray Blake Albury. He was born on September 27 in West Palm Beach, Florida, the first child of Vanessa and Chad Albury. Proud grandparents are Ruth Collins and Blake and Agnes Albury. More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 6 Colin-Ray Blake AlburyHope TownCommunity Celebrates Abaco Rages VictoryBy Suzanne Bethel On October 20 under rain threatening skies, residents of Hope Town celebrated that special day in September when the Abaco Rage took first place in the All Abaco Regatta celebrations began with prayer by Chief Councillor Suzanne Bethel. Mrs. Bethel then addressed the sailors of the now legend Abaco Rage praising them for their determination and hard work over the last five years. She was reminded by a crew member that this was their second win, commenting that this was a more prestigious one as they were competing against the very best. Reminiscing about the time spent in Long Island during Regatta time, Mrs. Bethel wished them well in any future Class A race sailed from Abaco. Eric Patterson, a student of Hope Town School, read a poem that grades 5 and 6 composed about the Abaco Rage, how she was built in Man-O-War Cay and for winning first place. She sails with dolphins and whales with number eleven on her sail. The children enjoyed the celebrations with balloon noise makers and delicious sandwiches and snacks while adults feasted on chicken souse and Johnny cake. Councillor Harcourt Thompson and Deputy Island Administrator A. Flowers joined in the celebrations wishing the sailors smooth sailing in the future. Hope Town Council would like to thank the teachers and students of the Hope Town School for the beautiful art work that they made inviting the public to come celebrate with the sailors.A Tribute to the BethelsBy Candace Key Former students of Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Margaret Bethel recently gathered with their spouses and friends in Hope Town to pay tribute to their beloved former educators. The Bethels taught at Hope Town All Age School as a newly married couple from the years 1954-1958 and have frequently commented how memorable those years were to them Former students traveled from Nassau, Freeport and many Abaco communities for the reunion. Chattering just like students, they strolled together through town to the Hope Town School for the first event on their schedule Roll call for attendance. Mr. Vernon Malone acted as Master of Ceremonies for this activity held in the historic 108 year old school. Answering a resounding Present when their names were called, students left the gathered crowd and went to stand behind either Patrick or Margaret, whichever had been their teacher. After class pictures were taken, everyone joined in singing the class favorite, When Mothers of Salem. A prayer was said by Mr. Malone for their six deceased classmates. Everyone filed into Hope Town School remarking about and admiring all the changes and improvements in the original one-room red and white school house. Laughter abounded and many conversations began with Remember when . . The excited group next gathered at the newly renovated Hope Town Harbour Lodge for the remainder of the evening. Several classmates had not seen each other since leaving school some 40 years ago. However, many of them had attended one or both of the former dinner reunions held in Hope Town for the Bethels during the past few years. Over a delicious dinner friends caught up with information about each others careers, family members and activities. Then the excitement began! Mrs. Suzanne Russell Bethel gave the official welcome and Mrs. Yvonne Malone Albury Key took over as Mistress of Ceremonies for the balance of the evening. The years seemed to roll back as student after student went to the microphone to recall an exciting activity, fond memory, comical episode, to recite a poem, perform a circle game or dance, recreate one of their chanting kissing games or recall valuable life lessons learned while under the Bethels stern watchful eyes! Of course, the evening wouldnt have been complete without roasting the Bethels as only close fiends can do. As the ferry pulled away from the dock and the occasion came to an end, all who attended agreed it was a very memorable evening and vowed to all keep in touch.Abaco Inn Re-opensBy Stephanie Humblestone On November 1st Abaco Inn re-opened after the summer recess. All our staff are back. What better recommendation can you have than that, said the inns manager Judy Saul-Nova. Altogether it comprises thirty full and part-time employees who work at the popular resort owned by Atlanta businessman, John Head. Over the weeks that the resort has been closed, work has been continuing on refurbishing and upgrading the already attractive premises. When Mr. Head assumed ownership just one month after the ravages of Hurricane Floyd, he was faced with a daunting challenge. The inn had been severely hit by the monster hurricane and the problems in its wake were myriad. Facing the task squarely, he employed a large work force of both local and foreign labour. In the ensuing months he carried out many practical and cosmetic changes. All 23 units were entirely revamped. The old salt water pool was replaced with a gleaming fresh water one and a new ocean dining deck constructed. Since then it has become a popular evening spot, especially on moonlit nights. Man-O-War residents Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shirley, are very generous in their support of many organizations and activities throughout Abaco. Abaco Tug & TransportTug & Barge Work Available for Charters Sand & Rock Deliveries Container & Building Material DeliveriesMarine Construction & DevelopmentBoulders Dock & Sea Wall Construction Hi Tide Boat Lifts Dredging Excavation Land Clearing Trenching Drilling BlastingOn the waterfront at the end of the Key Club Road P.O. Box AB20285, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-4879 / 367-5205 Fax 367-4018 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Bethel were honoured at a special dinner in Hope Town on October 13. They had taught there for several years in the 1950s. Call VHF 16 or 242-367-4760 master.marine@abacoinet.com 100 yards west of the Union Jack dock For optimum performance and safety; Read the Owners Manual before operating your Honda Marine Product. Always wear a personal flotation device while boating.MASTER MARINE & CYCLE Power In Tune With Nature Silence Is Silver Four Valves per Cylinder Twin Balancer shafts for smooth operation Idles at a low 650 RPM (in gear) Multi-port programmed fuel injection 40 amp automotive type alternator Corrosion resistant alloysHonda 130 HP

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November 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 19The First Little Miss Abaco Pageant was held on November 10 in the Pavilion at Abaco Beach Resort. Young girls ages 5 to 10 years from all over Abaco competed for the title of Little Miss Abaco. The girls wore elaborate costumes and each demonstrated her talent to the large enthusiastic crowd. Several recited poetry, some sang, one put on a skit while several perform pantomime and karaoke The girls were coached on October 20 by Miss World Bahamas on poise and presentation. She gave them many pointers on how to best show themselves. The contestants were Little Miss Bahamas Realty Brieonna Russell Little Miss Abaco Wholesale Dawniska Morley Little Miss Jedco Ivanisha RussellLittle Miss Abaco Contest Is HeldLittle Miss Cherokee Air Jenny Roberts Little Miss McIntosh Restaurant and Bakery Jasmine McIntosh Little Miss C & A Soft Drinks Kaila Curry Little Miss Hair Affair Gia McKenzie Little Miss K & S Auto Raven Rolle Little Miss Price Right Kristy Lee Evans Little Miss Wreckin Tree Bakery Amber Newbold Little Miss Mangoes Antonia Wright Little Miss Ancavons Britny Dawkins Little Miss Island Spice Kevanna McIntosh Each contestant is sponsored by a business firm. Proceeds will go to Hope House, a ministry dedicated to feeding the poor and unfortunate. It is a charity headed by Mrs. Gracie Knowles of Marsh Harbour. Results of the competition will be announced on November 17. Join us for some of the best Bahamian dishes you will find in Abaco at affordable pricesFor Dinner Reservations Call Us At: Tel: 367-5331 or 367-5333 The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy ParrotMonday Thursday Lunch & Dinner 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m. Friday Sunday Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 9 a.m. 10 p.m.Daily Specials AvailableJoin us for Happy Hour Monday Friday 6 p.m. 7 p.m. Karoake every Sunday Starts @ 7 p.m Look For Our Sign!SC Bootle Highway 3 1/2 Miles outside Marsh Harbour Three of the Little Miss Abaco contestants are shown in their costumes prior to a parade November 10 through Murphy Town, Dundas Town and Marsh Harbour. They made a presentation at Abaco Beach Hotel that evening. Tis the season......and we have all the decorations you need to make your season bright!Located on Don MacKay Blvd. MARSH HARBOUR Tel: (242) 367-2077Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Complete Grocery Line Choice Meats Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand NamesTreasure Cay Shopping Center Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 365-8350 Fax: (242) 365-8352 Open 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru SaturdayWe may be small but we carry it all!FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE WE CARRY TREASURE CAY mini-market mini-market

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20 The Abaconian November 15th, 2001 Corner 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 MAN-O-WAR HARDWARE Interior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD #1 LUMBERPlain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyFor Quotes or Information Call Walter Sweeting or Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-365-6011 Fax 365-6039 We monitor VHF Ch 69 Deliveries Arranged from Green Turtle Cay to Little HarbourAn Extensive Selection ofNon-CorrosiveHardwareBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless SteelHurricane ClipsBrass, Stainless & MonelBy Alice Bain About the only positive thing to be said about those obnoxious, tiresome minor hurricanes is that they are not dangerous, terrifying major hurricanes. Ive not been a particularly heavy sleeper since Hurricane Floyd blew through two years ago. On stormy nights when other people are lying in bed reading a book and feeling snug and safe, Im trying to keep the hair on the back of my neck from levitating right off my body every time the wind howls around the louvered windows or spending entertaining hours trying to undo the knots in my stomach. It didnt matter that the most Hurricane Michelle would probably be as it passed over was a lousy Category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson scale (as it turned out, she was only a Category 1). It didnt even matter to me that I didnt own a boat (a fact that has afforded me much gratitude on every foul weather occasion since I moved here). Just looking at that pretty, spinning pinwheel on the satellite map made me feel tired. A quaint rosette of ravenous winds, driving raindrops with enough force to strip paint off houses. Luckily for us, Cuba was there to take the brunt and it was a much less aesthetically balanced storm which descended upon Abaco early Monday morning. Nine oclock on Sunday night found me in standard pre-storm mode, staving off panic as I realized the very real potential that my studio might be flooded. A much more levelheaded friend of mine who had spent all day putting his boat in order came over and helped me find every item in the house which might be damaged by water and put them all on various tables and sofas and covered some of them with plastic. That night I tossed and turned as the wind began to rise and only dropped into a fitful sleep early Monday morning when I turned on the weather channel loud enough to drown out the storm and put a pillow over my head. When I woke at 9:15, I glanced outside the door to see the young coconut trees across the street from the house lying down flat in the wind and thrashing about. A mixture of courage and desperation (the prospect of spending the whole storm by myself in a house with no food and no electricity) soon saw me scurrying through the storm climbing into my van and driving to another, better-provisioned residence. And the storm went on and on and on. The four of us at the house spent the day playing Scrabble, watching movies, grilling and eating various meat products and listening to the musical drone of the generators. Thats the worst thing about hurricanes; if theyre not utterly, mind-numbingly horrific, theyre utterly, mind-numbingly boring. I will say that the Hurricane Michelle experience for me was vastly superior to any other hurricane Ive endured since I moved to Marsh Harbour simply because a) I had someone to play Scrabble with who was a real challenge (the sort of person capable of scoring 90 points on a first move, for which she has my eternal admiration) and b) for the first time ever, I was in a house with a generator. I cannot express the vast gulfs of dire extremity that are alleviated simply by access to uninterrupted refrigeration. This is what the civilized world is all about, isnt it? Finally, at 10 on Monday night it appeared as if the storm had dropped enough to let me get back to my own house. On the way through town I was impressed to see BEC out in the dark and stormy night coping with a downed power pole across from A&K Liquor store. My house was fine, although the hedge has looked better. The potcakes who live in the bush behind my house were glad to see me, romping around and begging for food. They had simply picked whichever side of the building was in the lee at the time and huddled in a big pile, keeping warm and dry. Potcakes dont have shutters to put up or belongings to take care of; I found myself envying them. I fed them and turned in but didnt sleep much that night either. Around town now its hard to find anyone who has suffered much damage from the storm. The only major loss in this hurricane seems to be sleep. Still, I know were all glad it wasnt another Floyd. We should send our sympathies to the people of Cuba we know what theyre going through.ViewpointStorm NervesEssence Beauty Salon has relocated and is now in the Flamingo Plaza in Marsh Harbour. Since their telephone has not been transferred yet, they welcome all walk-ins. The shop is managed by Ms. Misty Pinder. Abaco Petroleum Company has relocated and is now in a building on Don MacKay Boulevard across from Pine Woods Nursery. The company is a distributor for Texaco products and is managed by Gary Sweeting. Timothy Neill has opened an office in the back of the Masonic Lodge building in Marsh Harbour, behind Riviere and Associates Ltd. Mr. Neill is a licensed and registered architect and offers complete architectural services. His phone is 367-3110 National Marine has moved to their new building across from Standard Hardware in Marsh Harbour. The new building offers a greatly expanded shop and much more display space. The owner manager is Mr. Royce Sands. Cultural Illusions in Memorial Plaza in Marsh Harbour is closing its doors on November 15 after being in business for several years. There is still time to purchase fabric from the large section of fine quality fabrics which Mrs. Kim Stirrup has in stock. Absolute Fitness in Memorial Plaza in Marsh Harbour will be closing on November 24.Business Briefs Register to Vote PRO FREIGHT CARGO SERVICES is proud to announce that we now have Cessna Grand Caravans available for cargo in Marsh Harbour The Cessna Grand Caravan offers 98% on time reliability. PRO FREIGHT CARGO SERVICES offers a full service facility where we can consolidate, repack, and warehouse your freight. Call For Prices and Scheduling.Call Kim Gambrell 1 (800) 303-6328 or Eddie 1 (305) 688-6772 CC CC C AA AA A RR RR R GG GG G OO OO O SS SS S EE EE E RR RR R VV VV V II II I CC CC C EE EE E SS SS S

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November 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 21 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept.367-2000 Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept.VHF Ch 16 Trauma One Ambulance Service367-2911 Dundas Town Fire Dept.367-2935 or 4935 Bah Air Sea Rescue AssocVHF 16 or 366-0282 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Marsh Harbour Airport to : Ferry Dock (to / from airport) ......................... $12.00 + $3 Abaco Beach Hotel ......................................... $10.00 + $3 Airport to Conch Inn ........................................ $10.00 + $3 Harbour View ................................................... $10.00 + $3 Golden Harvest ............................................... $10.00 + $3 BYS.................................................................. $12.00 + $3 Dove Plaza ...................................................... $10.00 + $2 Marsh Harbour ................................................. $10.00 + $3 Stop light........................................................... $10.00 + $3 Western Auto ....................................................$ 6.00 + $2 Dundas Town .................................................. $10.00 + $3 Government Dock ........................................... $10.00 + $3 Ambassador Inn .............................................. $10.00 + $3 Murphy Town .................................................. $14.00 + $4 Pelican Shores ................................................ $14.00 + $4 Eastern Shores ................................................ $15.00 + $4 Spring City ....................................................... $15.00 + $5 Gov. Clinic ........................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Treasure Cay B ...........................................$55.00 + $ 5 Airport Treas. Cay B ...................................$65.00 + $ 5 Little Harbour .................................................. $80.00 + $10 Cherokee ....................................................... $80.00 + $10 Snake Cay .................................................... $35.00 + $10 Big Mangrove ................................................ $50.00 + $10 Casuarina Point ............................................. $60.00 + $10 Bahama Palm Shores .................................. $70.00 + $10 Crossing Rocks .......................................... $100.00 + $10 Sandy Point ................................................. $135.00 + $10 Marsh Harbour Ferry dock to: Great Abaco Beach ..........................................$ 2.00 + $2 Abaco Towns ...................................................$ 2.00 + $2 Conch Inn .........................................................$ 2.00 + $2 Wallys ..............................................................$ 2.00 + $2 BYS...................................................................$ 2.00 + $2 Jib Room .......................................................... $ 5.00 + $2 Stop Light ..........................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Dove Plaza .......................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Government Dock ............................................$ 7.00 + $3 Government Clinic ...........................................$ 9.00 + $3 Western Auto ....................................................$ 9.00 + $3 Ferry Dock .......................................................$ 9.00 + $3 National Insurance ...........................................$ 9.00 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour No children under three years to be charged. Uncaged pets will be charged as passengers Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf Boards $3.00 ea. Northern Abaco T. Cay Airport to Treasure Cay .........................$14 + $6 TC Airport to Bronks ............................................$10 + $5 TC Airport to Highway Liquors ...........................$10 + $5 TC Airport to Ferry dock .......................................$5 + $3 TC Airport to Bahamas Star ................................$14 + $6 TC Airport to Moxey ............................................$14 + $6 TC Airport to Sand Banks ...................................$20 + $5 TC Airport to Joes Creek ...................................$35 + $5 TC Airport to Black Wood ....................................$14 + $5 TC Airport to Fire Road .......................................$25 + $5 TC Airport to Coopers Town ..............................$30 + $5 TC Airport to Cedar Harbour ...............................$45 + $5 TC Airport to Wood Cay ......................................$50 + $5 TC Airport to Mount Hope ................................... $55 + $5 TC Airport to Fox Town ......................................$60 + $5 TC Airport to Crown Haven ................................$65 + $5 TC Airport to Marsh Harbour ...............................$65 + $5 TC Airport to Marsh Harbour RT........................ $85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour .................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joes Creek ......................................$25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..............................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks ................................................$7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 Waiting Time $12 Per Hour Air Lines Serving AbacoAir Florida Ft lauderdale ..................................... 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale ...............................367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau & W Palm B ......................367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Bch....................... 367-3415 Discover Orlando Golden Airlines Ft. Lauderdale ................ 954-359-8020 Island Express .................................................... 367-3597 Lynx Air International Ft. Lauderdale ..... 954-772-9808 Major Air Service Freeport .............................. 367-4826 Twin Air Fort Lauderdale ................................. 365-8677 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. .......... 367-4852 Abaco Air Charters ........................................... *367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ...................................... *367-2089 Local charter companies serving S.Florida and within the Bahamas Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay Marina 75....F...... 353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House ................15......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 Service.10......F...... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F...... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26 ......F...... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183 ......F...... 367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F...... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F...... 367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes ...................29......F...... 367-2366 Port of Call................24......F...... 367-2163 Abaco Yacht Haven....7................ 367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16................ 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways................... 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina........6 ......F...... 366-0154 Sea Spray.................24......F...... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F...... 365-0083 Guana Cay Guana Beach Resort.22 ......F...... 365-5133 Orchid Bay................32......F...... 365-5175Boats coming from U.S. can clear at Walkers Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay, Marsh Harbour or Spanish Cay. Medical Services Marsh Harbour Abaco Medical Clinic....................367-4240 Abaco Family Medicine................367-2295 Government Clinic........................367-2510 Treasure Cay Corbett Clinic................................365-8288 Sandy Point Gov. Clinic..........366-4010 Green Turtle Cay Gov. Clinic365-4028 Coopers Town Gov. Clinic....365-0300 Hope Town Gov. Clinic............366-0108 Dive ShopsMarsh Harbour Dive Abaco ............................................ 367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Shop....................... 367-4646 Hope Town Daves Dive Shop.................................. 366-0029 Froggies................................................ 366-0024 Guana Cay Dive shop ......................365-5137 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop ......................365-6013 Treasure Cay JIC Divers Down.......365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures .......................365-8111 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Shop ..............................365-4411 Green Turtle Divers ...............................365-4271 Rentals Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals.............................367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 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..............................365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss....................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 Shell Hut Cart Rentals.......................365-4188 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Guana Cay Cart Rentals...................365-5016 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals.................366-0292 Daves Dive Shop Boat Rentals........366-0029 Hope Town Cart Rentals...................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 C & C Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Claridges & Chriss Cart Rentals......365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat & Cart Rentals....................365-8465 Resort Cart Rentals...........................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749 Tours & Excursions Marsh Harbour Sand Dollar Tours by van................367-2189 Abaco Outback by kayak Hope Town Froggies by excursion boat ................ 366-0431 Treasure Cay Abaco Adventures by kayak............. 365-8749 Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless notedAlburys Ferry ServiceMarsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute trip :15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm24 5:30 Hope T. to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 34 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip 10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:30 Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 30 minute trip :45 am 10:15 1:15 pm 3:305:30 Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour 30 minute trip 8 am11:30 2:30 pm 4:45Fare One Way / Round Trip Adult $ 8/$12 Children $4/$6 Charters any time Phone 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries leave from Crossing Beach Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries leave from Conch Inn Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from Union Jack dockGreen Turtle FerryGreen Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t Daily 8 am 9 11 12:15pm 1:303 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay Daily 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult fare $7 (Children $3) Round trip $11 Additional to some destinations Charter any time Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Channel 16Abaco AdventuresTreasure Cay to Guana Cay Daily 10 am Sunday 12 noon Guana Cay to Treasure Cay Daily 4 pm Sunday 3 & 5 pmFares One Way $10 Round Trip $20 Charter any time Phone 365-8749 VHF Channel 16 Sandy Point Patrick Roberts .... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows. 366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ......... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ....... 366-4175 Links Adderly ......... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ....... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder ......... 366-2163 Jay Sawyer.......... 367-3941 Justin Sands .......... 367-3526 Terrance Davis ....... 367-4464 Man-O-War David Albury .......... 365-6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ............... 366-2107 Junior Albury ............ 366-3058 Hope Town Maitland Lowe .......... 366-0133 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh Pope McKenzie .........477 -5894 Orthnell Russell ..........365 -0125 Alexander Rolle .........365 -0120 Edward Rolle.............365 -0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer ..........365 -4070 Jeff Survance .............365 -4040 Ricky Sawyer ...........365 -4261Visitors GuideAirlines Boats Bikes Cars Carts Restaurants Taxis ServicesBahamas area code 242 applicable to all phone numbers, unless shown otherwise Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers ................................................ 367-2158 C&G Restaurant .................$.............. 367-3227 Conch Inn Bistro.............$$$.............. 367-4444 Daily Bread (lunch) .............$....... Flippers ............................$$.............. 367-4657 Golden Grouper... ...............$.............. 367-2301 Jib Room..................... .....$$.............. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken.....$.............. 367-2615 Snack Shack................... $... +..... 367-4005 Mangoes ........................$$$.............. 367-2366 Mavis Country Kitchen.......$.............. 367-2002 Pops Place........................$....+..... 367-3796 Sapodill.. ........................$$$.............. 367-2498 Sharkees ............................$....+..... 367-3535 Snack Shack......................$....+ Subway .............................................. 367-2798 Wallys............................$$$.............. 367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn .................$.............. 367-2022 Murphy Town Lazy Parrot SC Bootle Hwy........................... 367-5331 Hope Town Abaco Inn Closed...........$$$.............. 366-0133 Boat House ......................$$.............. 366-0065 Capn Jacks.......................$.............. 366-0247 Club Soleil Closed..........$$$.............. 366-0003 Harbours Edge ................$$.............. 366-0087 Hollywood Temptations H T Harbour Lodge ...........$$.............. 366-0095 Munchies ...........................$....+..... 366-0423 Rudys Place..................$$$.............. 366-0062 Man-O-War Enas Place......................$$.............. 365-6187 Pavilion Closed..................$.............. 365-6185 Hibiscus Closed.................................. 365-6380 Guana Cay Coco Paradise .................................... 365-5197 Guana Seaside ...............$$$.............. 365-5106 Nippers.. ........................$$$.............. 365-5143 Mermaid Cafe .................$$$.............. 365-5137 Floyds................................................. 365-5133 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe... ...............$ Harbour Cafe ......................$.............. 365-8635 Hudsons Delight .................$.............. 365-8648 Island Boil & Sports Bar ...$$.............. 365-8849 Spinnaker Restaurant ......$$$.............. 365-8469 Touch of Class ................$$$.............. 365-8195 Travellers Rest .................................... 365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House .....................$$$.............. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club ...........$$$.............. 365-4271 Lauras Kitchen .................$$.............. 365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant. .......$.............. 365-4625 New Plymouth Inn.........$$$.............. 365-4161 Plymouth Rock Cafe........................... 365-4234 Roosters Rest.. ................$$.............. 365-4066 Wrecking Tree Rest. Harbour Caf (ferry dock)...$....+..... 365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js................................$.............. 366-4020 Oeishas ............................................... 366-4139 Pete & Gays..................$$$.............. 366-4119 Seaside Inn ....................$$$.............. 366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge ..................... 366-4477 Everyone reads the Abaconian

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22 The Abaconian November 15th, 2001 Abaco Shopping Center in The Abaconian office Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! NCR Forms Office Stationary Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Wedding/Funeral Programs Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminations ...More Brand PartsHardware & Fastenersfor Homeowners and ContractorsPlumbing Supplies Water HeatersYour largest choice of economical Gas AppliancesAt the traffic light in Marsh Harbour PaintsLicensing31 Oct 01 The Licensing Board held a special meeting to hear the complaint that Solomons Abaco is licensed only to sell wholesale and retail groceries which does not allow the sale of air conditioners, lawn furniture and other items outside the definition of groceries. Licenses were presented showing that the 1997 license was for wholesale groceries and club sales. A subsequent license issued in mid 2000 is for wholesale and retail groceries with no reference to club sales or other categories. The attorney for Abaco Markets, Mr. Ritchie Sawyer, showed copies of applications indicating the current license was intended to supplement the previous club license and allow the addition of retail grocery sales to the previous license which allowed wholesale groceries and club sales. Subsequent discussion brought out that it is not intended for businesses to hold two licenses for one premises. One license may be issued covering several categories but the categories are not to be subdivided onto several licenses at a single location. It was disclosed that a comprehensive list of applicable license categories was released in 1988 but this list was only recently received by the Central Abaco Licensing Committee. There is no provision for a club category on this list. Various explanations were offered for the club concept but without a definite answer. The public session ended with the Licensing Board agreeing to ask Nassau for information on club stores of which there are several in Nassau and one in Freeport. The Abaco Markets representatives then left. Chairman Paul Swain asked The Abaconian representative to leave and the meeting continued. This problem originally arose when a letter was sent to the Board objecting to the broad range of merchandise being sold by Solomons in apparent conflict with their publicly posted license stating wholesale and retail groceries. Central Abaco Council 6 November An extraordinary meeting was called to ratify plywood purchases of approximately $2500 used for storm shutters for government buildings. This was approved. Ministry of Works staff were authorized to make the shutters after hours on an overtime basis being paid by Council. A contractor was authorized to blow out five deep well storm drains at the airport for $2800. It was believed this was last done over three years ago. Council members authorized $8,000 for louvers and hardware to repair the windows at Abaco Central High School. A similar amount was spent two years for similar work causing Councillor David Williams to ask if it was necessary to go through this exercise every two years. It was concluded that the repairs must be done but Council will hold a special meeting with the school administration, the district education superintendent and the PTA to see what can be done to stop vandalism. Responsibilities concerning the cleaning of the rooms used by storm refugee persons at Central Abaco Primary School were discussed. The school janitresses will be asked to clean these rooms. The maintenance man at Abaco Central High School will be asked to clean the grounds at the Central Abaco Primary School. The courtyards are full of lunch and snack food wrappers, adding to the mess when the courtyards are full of rain water. Marsh Harb. Town Comm. 6 November This was the first meeting since July 3 as a quorum could not be assembled for the August, September or October meetings. A request from an individual to purchase the old teachers residence on Front Street was presented to Committee members. They recommended that it be retained by government and used for community purposes as there is very little government land or buildings left in Marsh Harbour. It was suggested that the building is ideally located on the waterfront and could be used for a tourism office. Suggestions were made for reducing the town budget by two percent as mandated by Nassau for the balance of the fiscal year, November 2001 through June 2002. The amount of $3245.33 was made up by rescinding a monthly $100 raise given to the Spring City garbage collector for a total of $800. removing the dumpster at the airport which is a Council responsibility for a total of $1600. eliminating the balance allocated for stationery and office supplies totaling $733.73. taking $111.60 out of funds for the library. A letter was read asking the Minister of Local Government to remove Committee members David Williams, Patrice Williams and Michael Malone from the Committee for missing three consecutive meetings. They were not at this meeting making four consecutive meetings they have not attended. William Johnston resigned on September 6 as he is now living in the South Abaco District. It was pointed out that with these dismissals, all five remaining members must attend to make a quorum. Central Abaco Council 7 November After the minutes were read, Deputy Councillor Jason Swain continued with his objections to the recorded minutes of the August 30 meeting and the decisions concerning the dump contract. He resumed as he had been making his presentation on October 26 when the meeting was abruptly dissolved. Mr. Swain felt the minutes did not reflect the decision of the four voting Councillors during the August 30 meeting. To verify his position, he read from the handwritten notes from which the minutes were prepared. These notes suggested that other courses of action may have been in order from what the prepared minutes stated. Deputy Senior Administrator Alexander Flowers objected to this issue being brought to the forefront again. As the issue became louder and more animated, the meeting was briefly interrupted. On resumption it was suggested that the garbage contract be resolved at a special meeting allowing the Council members to devote their time to the evenings agenda. This was readily agreed to. It was decided to take $1688.99 out of Councils transportation allowance to cover an inadvertent deficit remaining from last years year-end accounting. Chief Councillor Silbert Mills informed members that all private phone calls made on the Council phone must be accounted for and reimbursed by those making the calls. Central government has mandated that a two percent budget cut be taken by all government agencies including Local Government. Members were asked to review the budget and suggest ways to cut $20,000 from Councils budget. It was quickly decided that the two percent reduction would apply to each town Committee and the Council as opposed to a suggestion that an even $5000 be taken from each of the four entities. Councils shortfall Local Government at Work Please see Local Govt. 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November 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 23 The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel stationThe Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Hotel Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool The Bistro restaurant and bar Full service dive centerThe Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: moorings_conchinn@oii.net www.moorings.comCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. Were waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaTides Pelican Harbor December 2001 CJCJ CJCJ CJ s s s s s WW WW W elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac elding & Mac hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop hine Shop hine ShopAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding Fuel & Water Tanks Outboard Brackets Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Cylinder Head Resurfacing Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & RepairOO OO O n the waterfront at the end of Key Club Rd. Marsh Harbour Phones: 367-4011 or 367-4879 Fax: 367-4018 Custom Fabrication & Repairs Gates, Railings, Grills Decorative Security Bars Marine Items Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailersbusinesses are often wise enough (though not always) to understand that in order to make money they need to meet the requirements of supply and demand for the area. There will be resistance; there always is. However, the train of progress keeps rolling ahead. While there will be a negative impact felt, it will more than likely be eclipsed by the greater good brought to the community as a whole. In addition consideration should be made in light of the coming FTAA (Free Trade Agreement of the Americas) and its impact on the entire Bahamas. If we are not prepared to be competitive in a local market, when globalization arrives (and arrive it will), how will we fare in a large arena, against the bigger fish? These are serious questions and require much thought. We have a changing world ahead of us. If we are not prepared to face these new challenges locally and globally, we will be devoured by progress. We must prepare today so that we can survive tomorrow. Tomorrow holds many good things if we are ready to handle them. Lets strive toward the common loftier goal. RobertsFrom Page 9 Essence Beauty SalonHair Stylist and Barber Nail & Pedicure Technician Hairbraiding Beauty SuppliesWalk-ins Welcome Mon Sat 9 am 6 pm Flamingo Plaza, Don MacKay Boulevard, Marsh Harbour Hundreds flock to a food tent at a fund raiser for Jenita Lowes Medical Expenses incurred by her cancer treatments.

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24 The Abaconian November 15th, 2001 SchoolFrom Page 10 check on students. One other problem is that we do not have proper fencing, said Mr. Stubbs. Students can leave very easily, he added. Mr. Stubbs felt that part of the problem is the lack of parental responsibility. Parents are more lax about writing notes nowadays. It is refreshing to have a note. He explained that if there is no note the school does not know if the child set out for school and just did not make it. There are a lot of bushes on the roads coming to the school, he said. The policy of the school is that if there has been no note or telephone contact offering an explanation for a period of three weeks the student will automatically be taken off the schools register and will have to reapply. However, normally it does not get to this point because the guidance officer in the school notifies the office which in turn contacts the Social Services Department. In other high schools throughout Abaco policies are more stringent. We contact the parents and Social Department immediately, said Mr. Leslie Rolle, Principal of S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town. However, he said that there had been no instances of truancy so far this year. Every time a child is absent he/she must have a signed latter from parents before returning to class. The same applies at Long Bay School in Dundas Town which, likewise, reported no cases of skipping school. We have a system in place and we enforce it. We must have contact from the parent or guardian if a child is absent from school, said Mr. Isaac ColMore School Newslie, Principal at the school. Mrs. Gaynor, Headmistress at Forest Heights Academy in Marsh Harbour, stated, We push and push to have notes. The schools policy is to follow up on an absence immediately unless they are aware that the child has not been well. We have to have a note or a phone call, she said. Mrs. Meeson was happy to report that over the past 11 years they have had only two boys who were truant. All the schools were in agreement that the onus is not simply on the school but also the parents to ensure that the child is safely within the boundaries of the campus during school hours.Abaco Central High SchoolBy Isobel ShermanMarlins Travel to FreeportOver the midterm break, October 25-26, the Abaco Central High School Blue Marlin Basketball team traveled to Freeport to compete in the Vita Malt Classic. The team competed against Pool B teams. Team members were Capt. Mackenson Altidor, Lance Swain, Jerrod Simms, Jervis Stuart, Terell Simms, Kevin McIntosh, Roberto Davis, Mario Sawyer, Errol Gaitor, Zhivargo Douglas, and Devero Smith. Although the team did not win any games, they came to wihtin eight points in every game. Their coach was Charles Poitier assisted by Kevin Rolle.A PleaA new tennis club has been formed at Abaco Central High School. About 20 to 30 students are in the club. However, less than half have tennis racquets. If there is anyone who has a tennis racquet they are not using and would like to donate it to the school, Mr. Camaroo Raheim and Mrs. Isobel Sherman, coordinators of the club, would be most appreciative as well as the students. There is a great deal of interest in the sport of tennis. We play in the parking lot. Mr. Frank Hepburn, President of the Abaco Sports Council, please take heed and do what you can to get public tennis courts on the government property in Murphy Town.Chickens Are on SaleThe first batch of 100 chickens being raised by the agricultural science department at Abaco Central High School have been slaughtered and put up for sale. Although they were due to be slaughtered within the week, death came early due to Hurricane Michelle. The chicken coop was flooded during the hurricane, necessitating the chickens earlier demise. The chickens were cleaned by a group of volunteers, both teachers and students. Mr. Roderick Strachan graciously allowed the chickens to be kept in one of his store freezers. Anyone wishing to purchase a chicken can call the high school and order one. The prices are $4 and $6. In January, 200 more baby chicks will arrive to make the chicken coop at Abaco Central High school home for six weeks.Class Enjoys TripTen grade 12 students from the marine biology class at Abaco Central High School traveled to Nassau during the mid-term break. Accompanied by Mr. Huel Moss, Jr., their former teacher and Ms. Catherine Knowles, currently their teacher, the students first traveled to Atlantis. They observed first hand the operation of the worlds largest man-made aquarium including how the water is maintained and filtered and how the different specimens are caught and cared for. The next stop was Blue Lagoon Island where the students had the opportunity to snorkel and swim with dolphins and sting rays. Mr. Wendall Knowles, the dolphin trainer at Blue Lagoon, is a former student of Mr. Moss. The agriculture science class of Abaco Central High School raised 100 chickens to fryer stage. They recently were slaughtered and students and staff helped with the cleaning. Shown above is Jermaine Strachan helping with the chore. Please see School Page 31 INVIT A TION FOR PROPOSALSPROPOSALS ARE REQUESTED FOR THE LANDSCAPING, CLEANING AND GROUNDS UPKEEP OF THE FOLLOWING BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION OUTDOOR STATIONS/SUBSTATIONS: CHEROKEE; BAHAMA PALM SHORES; CASUARINA POINT; O.P.S. (OPPOSITE ISLAND BREEZES); PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT (P.W.D.) LOCATION; MURPHY/DUNDAS TOWN (ACROSS FROM GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH); LEISURE LEE SUBSTATION; GREEN TURTLE CAY SUBSTATION (FERRY DOCK LOCATION); MARSH HARBOUR POWER STATION; FOX TOWN STATION. APPLICANTS SHOULD PRESENT A MONTHLY COST FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE & CLEANING/ UPKEEP OF THE PREMISES IN WRITING AND IN A SEALED ENVELOPE. BIDS SHOULD BE SENT TO B.E.C. MARSH HARBOUR ABACO TO THE ATTENTION OF MR. BENJAMIN R. BENEBY, MANAGER B.E.C. ABACO. ALL PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE NOV. 23rd, 2001. THE CORPORATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL PROPOSALS. INVIT A TION FOR PROPOSALSPROPOSALS ARE REQUESTED FOR A CLEANING CONTRACT FOR THE B.E.C. MARSH HARBOUR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE AND MARSH HARBOUR POWER STATION (INCLUDING BATHROOMS AND KITCHENS AS WELL AS THE B.E.C. APARTMENT AS NEEDED). SERVICES WILL BE REQUIRED FIVE[ 5] DAYS PER WEEK MONDAY-FRIDAY. APPLICANTS SHOULD PRESENT A MONTHLY COST FOR CLEANING THE PREMISES IN WRITING AND IN A SEALED ENVELOPE WITH THE WORD TENDER CLEARLY MARKED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE. BIDS SHOULD BE SENT TO B.E.C. MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, TO THE ATTENTION OF MR. BENJAMIN R. BENEBY, MANAGER B.E.C. ABACO. ALL PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE NOV. 23 2001. THE CORPORATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL PROINVIT A TION FOR PROPOSALSPROPOSALS ARE REQUESTED FOR A CLEANING CONTRACT FOR THE B.E.C. TREASURE CAY OFFICE. SERVICES WILL BE REQUIRED FIVE (5) DAYS PER WEEK MONDAY FRIDAY. APPLICANTS SHOULD PRESENT A MONTHLY COST FOR CLEANING THE PREMISES IN WRITING AND IN A SEALED ENVELOPE WITH THE WORD TENDER CLEARLY MARKED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE. BIDS SHOULD BE SENT TO B.E.C. MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, TO THE ATTENTION OF MR. BENJAMIN R. BENEBY, MANAGER, B.E.C. ABACO. ALL PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE NOV. 23rd, 2001. THE CORPORATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL PROPOSALS. INVIT A TION FOR PROPOSALSPROPOSALS ARE REQUESTED FOR A CLEANING CONTRACT FOR OUR COOPERS TOWN OFFICE. SERVICES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR TWO [2] DAYS PER WEEK TUESDAY AND THURSDAY. APPLICANTS SHOULD PRESENT A MONTHLY COST FOR CLEANING THE PREMISES IN WRITING AND IN A SEALED ENVELOPE WITH THE WORD TENDER CLEARLY MARKED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE. BIDS SHOULD BE SENT TO B.E.C. ABACO. All PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE NOV. 23 2001. THE CORPORATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL PROPOSALS. INVIT A TION FOR PROPOSALSPROPOSALS ARE REQUESTED FOR A CLEANING CONTRACT FOR THE B.E.C. GREEN TURTLE CAY OFFICE. SERVICES WILL BE REQUIRED TWO (2) DAYS PER WEEK TUESDAY AND THURSDAY. APPLICANTS SHOULD PRESENT A MONTHLY COST FOR CLEANING THE PREMISES IN WRITING AND IN A SEALED ENVELOPE WITH THE WORD TENDER CLEARLY MARKED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE. BIDS SHOULD BE SENT TO B.E.C. MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, TO THE ATTENTION OF MR. BENJAMIN R. BENEBY, MANAGER, B.E.C. ABACO. ALL PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE NOV. 23rd, 2001. THE CORPORATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL PROPOSALS.Contractors are responsible for tools, equipment & supplies necessary to perform the work; and to make National Insurance con tributions as independent contractors. Contact us for more information.

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November 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 25A series of symposiums was held on Abaco during the month of October as part of the commemoration of Local Government Month. These were held in Sandy Point, Coopers Town, Hope Town and Marsh Harbour. At each symposium representatives of several government agencies spoke to the audience outlining the range of services that their agency offers. The meetings were then opened for questions and comments from the audience before the meetings were closed with refreshments. The final symposium was held in Marsh Harbour on November 1 with Ms. Charlemae Fernander from the Department of Social Services leading the presentations. The agency was formed primarily for the care and protection of children. They now have many social programs which assist various groups in our communities including the elderly and handicapped. But their main thrust is taking care of children. They investigate domestic matters. They have two juvenile committees on Abaco, one in Marsh Harbour and another in Coopers Town. They have a very successful national school lunch program which has been helping school children for several years. They provide a referral service, provide food assistance for the needy and offer emergency medical care. Nurse Martha Brown of the Department of Public Health explained the government health services available on Abaco. There are presently four clinics in operation in Central Abaco, in Guana Cay, Hope Town, Man-O-War and Marsh Harbour. The Marsh Harbour clinic offers a wide variety of services including family planning, post natal care, school health services, a complete immunization program and even home visitation. The clinic fee is $10 per visit. School children, citizens over 60, civil employees and handicapped are not charged. Medications are provided for a nominal fee. All family planning methods are free including birth control pills, injections and condoms. They have a program which screens all school children in grades 1, 6 and 10 and includes many tests. All immunizations are free and they maintain a supply os all normal vaccines. They provide cancer screening tests including pap smears, prostate and breast exams. They do the necessary testing and examinations for health certificates as required by some employment. Mrs. Belinda McIntosh from the Department of Road Traffic outlined their areas of responsibility. They inspect and license vehicles, they give drivers tests and issue drivers licenses. She mentioned that bicycles need to be licensed yearly for a fee of $10. There are four classes of drivers licenses, all of which her office can issue. She emphasized that the minimum age for a learners permit is 17 years and is valid for six months. International drivers licenses are available for $50 yearly. Mrs. McIntosh stressed that when anyone sells a vehicle, the transfer papers need to be taken to her office immediately with a Bill of Sale. The fee to make a franchise license active is $300 and is reserved for Bahamians only. Mrs. McIntosh was asked when Abaco would again be able to issue drivers licenses with a photo. She explained that the Road Traffic office in Marsh Harbour had a breakin some time ago. The entire system of camera and computer for the photo licenses was stolen. The police recovered the equipment shortly afterwards but Mrs. McIntosh did not know when the system would be operational again. The office in Coopers Town is unable at this time to issue them either. ASP Leland Russell, officer in charge of Abaco, spoke at length about his departments program to decrease crime on Abaco. He stressed,We know where we are going and how we are going to get there. We have a clear understanding of how to achieve our objective. He has in place plans and strategies both for the short term and long term. He continued, Our department is to uphold the law firmly and fairly, to prevent crime and bring to justice all who break the law. All is done with integrity, common sense and sound judgement. Mr. Russell went on, The police are compassionate, courteous and patient. They act without favor or fear and work for all citizens of this country. They show professionalism and always remain calm, using force only as necessary to accomplish duty. The law takes precedence. ASP Russell continued that they must respond to criticism and be willing to change. Articles have appeared in the newspaper that were not signed. He warned that they need to know who these people are, criticizing the police concerning things done in his department under his supervision. He added that they contained lots of lies mixed with theLocal Government Holds Town MeetingShown above are the presenters who spoke at a Town Meeting held in Marsh Harbour on November 1. The meeting was to inform the public of the services available by various government agencies. Above l. to r. are Don Cornish, Tourism; Charlmae Fernander, Social Services;Nurse Martha Brown, Public Health; ASP Leland Russell, Police. Please see Meeting Page 31 Bahama Palm Shores 2 side by side lots$12,000 each 2 side by side lots$15,000 each Cherokee Sound On the big hill 4 ocean view lots all with beach access. Call for details. Green Turtle Cay 2 bedroom vacation rental cottage overlooking White Sound. Fully furnished, central A/ C, turn key$355,000 Green Turtle Cay Various lots Prices start at $55,000 Green Turtle Cay 2 bed, 2 bath villa with full size kitchen. This is an income producing property. Owner wants a partner and will sell 50% of his investment. Call for details. Guana Cay 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home in the heart of Guana Cay settlement. $195,000 Hope Town Harbour 4 bed, 4 bath home with large private dock in Hope Town harbour. This special home features over 2500 sq. ft., small workshop, 137 on harbour, tiled floors and excellent harbour views. Call for details. Little Harbour Gorgeous ocean front acre lots, electricity available. Call for details Each office independently owned and operated Phone: 242-367-2992 Fax: 242-367-4800 Email: coldbank@abacoinet.com Making Real Estate Real Easy Featuring the finest in residential, commercial, vacation homes and investment properties. LIGHTBOURN REALTYMan-O-War Cay The last 15 acres on the northwest tip of Man-O-War known as Corn Bay. This property features 2 houses, 2 guests cottages, a boat basin with docks and four gorgeous beaches. There is ample room for additional houses on this property.Call for more details. Marsh Harbour 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartments for sale.Call for details Marsh Harbour 3 bed 2 bath home on a beautiful landscaped lot. Fully furnished.Best price in town Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club vacant residential water front lot in private gated community $300,000 Marsh Harbour residential / commercial building centrally located in Marsh Harbour. Ideal for starter home or professional business. $175,500 Treasure Cay Banyan Beach, beach front, 1+ acre multi family lot with 200 beach front. Ideal for condo development. Call for details Treasure Cay Canal lotsStarting at $80,000 Treasure Cay Elegant 3 bed 3 bath beach front home, completely renovated in 2000. Shows as new. Call for more details Treasure Cay 2 lots opposite golf course. $25,000 eachCall today to list your property with us or inquire about our many listed properties. Located one building east of Memorial Plaza. P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Green Turtle Agent Chris Farrington 242-365-4465 Magnificent 15 acre estate situated at the Northwest tip of Man O War Cay.Features four residences, four beautiful beaches, a boat basin, spectacular elevations offering endless views of the ocean and the sea of Abaco, and unlimited possibilities of what one could do with it. Marsh Harbour residential/commercial Great location in Marsh Harbour. Can be a great starter home or a great location for a professional office setup. Presently set up as a two bedroom, 2 bath home with new kitchen and central a/c. Banyan Beach One acre+ lot with 200' of beachfront zoned multi-family and ready for condos. The lot is adjacent to the Tree Houses and is approx. 50,000 square feet. A developers dream lot.

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26 The Abaconian November 15th, 2001 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 3 bath 15 ft. wide slip $266,000 Phase II 3 bed / 3 bath 12 ft. wide slip $266,000 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg. 3 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip $182,000 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip $194,000 Bldg 4 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip $194,000 Bldg 5 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip $194,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Garden/Pool View 1 bed / 1 bath beginning at $70,000 2 bed / 1 bath beginning at $105,000 Marina View 1 bed / 1 bathbeginning at $78,000 2 bed / 1 bath beginning at $121,000 VILLAS Ocean Villa Subdivision 2 bed / 2 bath special garden location. $194,000 Beach Villa Subdivision Garden villa 2 bed / 2 bath extra features $180,000 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool / waterfall 2 bed / 2 bath octagonal house $275,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 2 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other featuresStarting at $380,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL "Burns House" canal front 2 storey 2,250 sq. ft octagonal home. Lower 3 bed / 2 bath living / family, utility and screened porch. Upper vaulted ceilings living / kitchen, master bed / en suite bath $652,000 "Honey's Home" canal front, 2 storey home on extra large lot with direct 200 ft Greenway Beach access. 3 Bedroom, 3 bath, fully furnished with many xtras including backup generator, RO system, boat lift, work-shop/garage, cabana, etc. $769,000 Safe Harbour Canal front with excellent elevation. Octagonal 825 sq. ft. garage / efficiency guest house with plans for main house. Dock with power in place. Must see. $369,000 SANDPIPER BEACH "Point of View" 3 bed / 2 bath split level open concept home with cathedral ceilings and skylights. Master bedroom suite accesses large ocean-side deck with beach, beach and more beach $1,476,000 BRIGANTINE BAY ESTATES "Sea Cliff" newly completed 2 storey CBS home fully furnished. Living / dining / kitchen downstairs, bed rooms upstairs. Direct greenway access to Treasure Cay beach $431,000 Sableau Soleil Canal front with dock. Island simplicity home, 3 bed / 2 bath, detached garage with half bath. Waterfront view from master bedroom and open concept living / dining / kitcen$430,500 CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,169,000 "Sea Grapes" Directly on the ocean modern CBS fully tiled 3600 sq. ft. home on extra large lot with 215 ft. frontage. Features 3 bed / 3 bath, fully equipped kitchen, large living / dining area (open concept). Two bedrooms / living / dining / kitchen all face ocean side and have direct access to beautiful garden and beach. Garage and utility in main house with additional detached garage / work shop / storage. Grounds fully landscaped with irrigation / sprinkler system. $1,845,000 Dasha 2 storey home on Ocean Blvd. across from greenway to main Treasure Cay Beach. Each level offers 3 bed / 2 bath with open concept living / dining / kitchen and access to covered porch / patio, plus 2 car garage / utility. $448,950 WINDWARD BEACH "Hughes" Exceptional beach lot with high ocean front elevation. Two storey, open lower level. All living upstairs. 3 bed / 2 bath, open concept, living / dining / den / kitchen. Your imagination completes this house. $523,000 Coconuts Two ocean fron lots with 3 bed/2 bath CBS family/beach home. All bedrooms and living/ dining/kitchen have full ocean view. Bathrooms have outside access. Many extra features including pool, detached garage and VW automobile. Must see. $875,000 VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE Canal Front beginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interior ditto $25,000 Windward Beach / Oceanfront ditto $150,000Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information. We not only sell here, we live here and love it.Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.net Member Donna Sands, Agent forReal Estate andRental Cottages Waterfront or Hilltop Homes and Lots for Sale Home Fun in the Sun Go Fishing or Diving Explore the Islands Discover our BeachesGolf Cart & Bike RentalsTel: 365-5195 VHF 16 Young LoversOn Great Guana CayBetween the Deep Blue Ocean and the Turquoise Sea of Abaco 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 Herbert Big H Edgecombe 75 of Coopers Town passed away on November 1. His funeral was on November 7 at the Church of God Cathedral in Coopers Town. Officiating was Bishop Archelus Cooper assisted by Rev. Herbert Edgecombe Jr. and Dr. A.J. Mills. Interment was in the Public Cemetery in Coopers Town. He is survived by his wife Thelma Edgecombe; sons James Edgecombe, Lowell Robert, Carneth, Herbert Jr. and Johnly Edgecombe; adopted sons Joseph Wright and Beltrim Curry; daughters Elva Roberts, Syril Taylor, Veola and Merlean Edgecombe, Georgian Walkins, Denna Curry, Gretchin McIntosh; adopted daughter Jennifer Bullard; brothers Medius Edgecombe and Charles Jones; sisters Movena Mills, Selreta Gaskin, Eliza McIntosh; adopted sister Ida Swain; daughters-in-law Debranker Edgecombe, Trumie, Julie Makilyn, Millicent and Rosie Edgecombe; adopted daughters-in-law Louise Wright and Ingrid Curry; sons-in-law Arthur Roberts Sr., Simeon Taylor, Livingston Walkins, Kenneth Curry, Drexel McIntoshObituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friendsand Terrance Bullard; grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; brothers-inlaw Dr. A.J. Mills, Leo Dean, Michael Gaskin, Victor McIntosh and Palmer; sistersin-law Cecilia Edgecombe, Willimae Edgecombe, Marian Palmer, Geneive Dean and Lellimae Jones and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Carl B. Saunders 37 of Wood Cay, was held at St. Thomas Baptist Church in Wood Cay on November 10. Rev. John McIntosh officiated assisted by Rev. Allen Mills and Rev. Ezekiel McIntosh. Interment was in the Wood Cay Public Cemetery. He is survived by his parents, William and Priscilla Saunders; his wife Kathrine Saunders; daughter Carlisa Saunders; sons Delmar and Calvin Saunders; sisters Rosemea, Carolyn, Janet, Barbara, Lashell, Saveletha, Jeanie and Sandy; brothers Ricky, Billy, Wilton, Rodney and Wendall; nieces; nephews; grand nieces;a grand nephew; sisters-in-law Nancy, Rhonda, Patrice, Bernadette Saunders, Lynette Martin, Shanelle, Nicola, Latoya and Denice Major and Portia Scott; brothers-in-law Edward Sr., Cedric Jr. Edison, Nathan Martin, Steven, Kevin and Dwight Major; aunts, uncles and many other relatives and friends. The Bahamas Billfish Tournament will revert to five legs next year. The first leg, the South Abaco Championship, will be held at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour from April 14-19. The Walkers Cay Championship, formerly known as the North Abaco Championship, will be from April 28-May 3rd. The third leg is returning to Treasure Cay now that the channel has been dredged. The Treasure Cay Championship will be held from May 12-17. The fourth leg will be the Harbour Island Championship from June 27. The final leg will be the Boat Harbour Championship at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour from June 16-21. The prize for breaking the record of the largest blue marlin caught in The Bahamas is $800,000 this year. This prize is sponsored by Rolex, the major sponsor of the tournament.BBC Plans Five Tournament Legs Your CompanyCould Be Advertised Here Call 367-3202 for Information

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November 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 27Bahamas Realtywas $12,224.66. This was taken from budgeted amounts for travel, seminars and proposed grants to Junkanoo and tourism events. A request for $3200 by a shipping company to assist in the repair to the Customs warehouse roof was approved. The roof was damaged two days earlier in winds from Hurricane Michelle and goods were suffering from water damage. The building is over 30 years old and slated for demolition when the dock renovations are undertaken. However, it is now the only building available for storing incoming goods. Approximately $3200 was approved for fencing the Central Abaco Park in Murphy Town. Councillor Faron Newbold asked that the Local Government Act be read carefully concerning the ability of individuals, architectural technicians and architects to draw plans within districts operating under the Local Government Act. It was concluded that plans for houses, including those for multiple family use, shops and commercial buildings, allLocal Government at Work of a single story, could be submitted by individuals up to a 3,000 square foot limit, to a 6,000 square foot limit for architectural technicians and without restrictions for architects. Individuals and architectural technicians are prohibited from drawing plans for schools, auditoriums and other buildings for mass public assembly. A letter will be sent to Town Planning clarifying this issue. Environmental Health will be contacted to request plans be reviewed more quickly to facilitate homeowners and contractors. Several requests for Crown Lands were recommended and will be forwarded to Nassau which makes the final decision in Crown Land matters. These included : a Masonic Lodge in Murphy Town. a business on the South Side Road. a small resort complex on Bustics Bight. twenty acres in the farm allotments. a work shop in the new industrial zone. a disco on the S.C. Bootle Highway. Resident Engineer John Schaeffer sent Council a letter outlining several present and forthcoming government projects including highway centerline painting the length of Abaco. making a gentler road curve south of Spring City. raising the parking area at the South Side landing to be above spring tides. imminent construction on the freight dock project. the design stage has begun on a new 12 -bed clinic and an administrative complex for Central Abaco. landscaping has begun at Abaco Central High School and a contract will soon be awarded for landscaping at the Central Abaco Primary School. The next Council meeting will be November 22. AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) group in Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the clinic. Local Govt.From Page 22

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28 The Abaconian November 15th, 2001 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE Turtle Rocks 10 acre parcel w/two sand beaches and cove. Ideal for small development or private estate. $195,000 Elbow Cay 2 bed/2 bath house with spectacular ocean view. Professionally landscaped property and spacious, wraparound deck. $345,000 Guana Cay Lots at Dolphin Beach Subdivision. Priced to move starting at $40,000 with ocean views. Lubbers Quarters 1 acre water front properties, two on beach, two on bluff. Dockage and electricity available. Leisure Lee 1/2 acre lot with all utilities present. $20,000 Lubbers Quarters House lots starting at $25,000 with access to sandy beach. Views of the Sea of Abaco. Elbow Cay Lots from $45,000. Roads, power, telephones, ocean views. Residential and Commercial. Victor R. Patterson Memorial Plaza P.O. Box AB 20123 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2749 E-mail: seagraperealty@hotmail.com Sea Grape Realty LOCATED ON STRATTON DRIVE IN MARSH HARBOUR P.O. BOX AB 20404 ABACO, BAHAMAS 242-367-2719 FAX 367-2359 Abaco Real Estate Agency Ltd.Rental Properties 1200 sq. ft. building in prime commercial area on Don MacKay Blvd. 3 bed/2 bath house on the lagoon at Pelican ShoresMinimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Houses and Land For Sale or RentClassified Advertisements REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALETilloo Cay 2500 sq. ft. home, central air, 3 acres property sea to sea, nicely landscaped, dock. $985,000 Marsh Harbour Water front 4 bed / 3 bath house, dock / boathouse / 2 acres, beautifully landscaped, standby generator, 2 car garage, swimming pool, fully furnished. $1.9 million Bahama Palm Shores 2 lots side by side 150 from the beach. $42,500 More lots available Regattas of Abaco 2 bed x 2 bath condo, pool, tennis court, fitness centre on site. Rental management. Call for details. Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores Lot overlooking Man-O-War/ Scotland Cay, 105 ft. on the road. Call for info Leisure Lee 3 bed x 2 bath, central air on the canal, furnished, loft, many nice features. $375,000 Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores 5 bedroom, 5 bath house on the harbour. Dock, swimming pool, fully furnished, pool room, standby generator, 5600 sq. ft. Call for info Leisure Lee Canal lot 11,726 sq. ft. Call for details Leslie A. Pinder Leslie A. Pinder Leslie A. Pinder Leslie A. Pinder Leslie A. Pinder Sharon E. Pinder Sharon E. Pinder Sharon E. Pinder Sharon E. Pinder Sharon E. PinderTel: 242-367-5046 Fax: 242-367-5045 E-mail: Leslie.P.abacoinet.com Sharonabacoinet.com By Alice Bain A lucky potcake in Treasure Cay now has a new home in the United States. T.C. was a resident stray at the Treasure Cay airport, a friendly dog with a badly broken and twisted front leg. Susie Love, a resident of Tallahasse, Florida, had become familiar with the dog and originally posted a query on the online Abaco Community Message Board. Kathy Hargreaves passed the messaage on to Molly Roberts, asking for her help in locating and rescuing the dog. I drove out to the airport on September 12th, said Mrs. Roberts. I found him quickly enough. It was raining and he was sheltering in one of the phone booths. He was really trusting and friendly and came with me with no problems! The rescue efforts were almost immediately hampered by the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Even though T.C. was located fairly quickly, there was a question for some time as to whether he would be allowed to fly into the United States to meet his new owner. Vintage Airlines, a small company which flies into Daytona Beach, had originally agreed to take the dog. But after the attacks they were unsure that an unaccompanied animal would be allowed to fly into the United States, or even if they would be allowed to fly from the United States into the Bahamas and back at all. In the meantime T.C. was boarded with local vet Dr. Bailey, who very kindly took him in. After some days worth of phone calls and maneuvering, it was decided that Susie Love herself would fly down here on Vintage to pick T.C. up and take him home. Ms. Love already had two dogs in Tallahassee and a fenced five-acre lot behind her house for them to run in. T.C. entered the United States successfully and is now adjusting to his new home. He is so precious, says Ms. Love. He seems to be getting along fine with my other two dogs. T.C. was reevaluated by a vet in the United States and proved to be in astonishingly good health for a stray. He had no worms or heartworm, but had a little sarcoptic mange (scabies) and a minor staph infection that was easily treated. He has now gained weight and grown back his hair and is, as Ms. Love says, having a ball! She even plans to eventually take T.C. to an orthopedic specialist for his leg, although it will probably never be completely straight again. Im so glad that T.C. has found a good home, said Mrs. Roberts. I just wish more of the local strays had the same luck. A stray potcake has found a home with a loving family in Florida. Despite a badly twisted leg, he was in good shape and is enjoying attention and regular meals.Potcake Finds a Real Home in Florida REVERSE OSMOSISSEA WATER DESALINATORS MAKE DRINKING WATER FROM SEAWATER Advanced Water Engineering, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of water treatment equipment including our REVERSE OSMOSIS. We are re-introducing our equipment to the Bahamas. Residential and small boat sizes from 100 to 20,000 gallons per day.Pricing starts at $2,300 We also stock: pumps membranes filters test kits cistern liners poly tanks cat pumps cat parts fittingsADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INCIndian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Tel: (321) 777-4909 Fax: (321) 773-8338e-mail: info@advancedwater.com DISTRIBUTORS WANTED CALL OR E-MAIL FOR PRICES Mr. Jerome Jerry Pennington of Leisure Lee, Abaco, and formerly of Memphis, TN, died Thursday, October 25th at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis after a stroke. He was 79. Born April 13th, 1922, in Montgomery, Alabama, Mr. Pennington was a Navy sailor and fought in WWII aboard the USS Phoenix anchored in Pearl Harbour during the surprise attack on Dec. 7th, 1941. Consequently, he found a career in the construction industry as a field superintendent during which time he oversaw construction of hotels and universities across the United States and a around the world. It was after completion of the Cable Beach Hotel in Nassau that he retired to Nassau and eventually Abaco. Mr. Pennington, the husband of Florence Roberts Pennington and the widower of Alice Pennington, also leaves a daughter, Jerri Pennington, and a son, Jim Pennington, both of Memphis, TN, a step-daughter, Cindy Roberts Newell of Leisure Lee, Abaco, two brothers, Robert Pennington of Jackson, MS, and Gene Pennington of Olive Branch, MS, a grandson, James Scooter Pennington, and a great-grand-daughter Makenzie Pennington, both of Memphis, TN. Graveside services were held October 27th at Memorial Park in Memphis, TN, with a Navy Color Guard presentation of the flag in honor of Mr. Penningtons service to his country. The family requests that memorials be sent to Trauma One in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

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November 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 29Minimum 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 BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Cherokee Polos Seaside Cottage Fully furnished, sleeps 6, A/C, $900/week for 2. Call 407-933-4463 www.polosseasidecottage.com Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale pools, docks, reunions, special occasions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways. 242-3660224 Fax: 242-366-0434 Private 4 bedroom/ 2 bath magnificent ocean views. Beautifully furnished; appliances and A/ C. Dockage available. $2000/ wk. or $5000/ mo. References required. 828-688-6883 Town House 2 or 3 bedroom in a gated community. For more information, please call 3674990 Bahama Palm Shore on the beach, fully furnished 3 bed/2 bath, short/long term lease only. Call 367-3643 Cherokee Sound Yellowwood 1.13 acre property. High elevation, great views. $75,000 OBO E-mail topofhill2001@yahoo.ca Dundas Town 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bedroom split level structure, approx. 2976 sq. ft, located on Tamarind Dr. and Forest Dr. Call U. Cartwright or Ms. M.T. Rolle at 367-2141 or 367-2141 Eight Mile Bay, 600 x 150 on beach 23 miles south of Marsh Harbour airport. $100,000 OBO. Peter Sweeting 365-6035 Eight Mile Bay 15 acre tract 190 on beach 60 elevation, road access to beach, 23 miles south of Marsh Harbour airport $180,000 Peter Sweeting 365-6035 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 Elbow Cay ocean front home, brand new, custom built by builder, 80 wide lot, 2 bed 2 bath upstairs, 1 bed apt. downstairs, Walk to Sea Spray. $850,000 Call 321-784-0163 or leave message for Cliff at 366-0065 Green Turtle Cay White Sound, 3 bed/2 bath, privately nestled on 1/2 acre with lush valley and sea views $500,000. Call 508-3255495 Marsh Harbour Duplex 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. $120,000. Call Charlotte at 3673201 days RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Best Buy in Abaco20 acres water front near Marsh Harbour. New road access $200,000 NET. NET. Firm Phone 242-322-4782 Leave Message INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITYSandy Point 3 bed, 1 bath 13,545 sq. ft. Lot #119 Murphy Town 2 bed, 1 bath on 1/4 acre Lot #76 Grant B4-86 Dundas Town 2 storey, 4 bed, 2 bath on acre Lot #25 Dundas Town 3-2 bed, 1 bath triplex 9,000 sq. ft. Lot #18BOffers should be addressed in writing to: U. Cartwright/Ms. M. T. Rolle P.O. Box AB20567 Marsh Harbour, AbacoFor conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact U. Cartwright/Ms. M. T. Rolle at (242) 367-2141, 367-2142 Abaco. Offers should be mailed to reach us by November 30, 2001. Serious enquiries only may be considered for qualified purchasers. Interested persons in Nassau may contact Mr. Jones at 242-502-3024MUST SELLREAL ESTATE IN ABACOMurphy Town Vacant Land 108 x 104 Lot 78B REAL ESTATE SALESAbaco, Bahamas242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.comAffordable Property Select Homes LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A TT TT T Enjoy the life style you deserve . Waterfront lots with private boat slips in a secure gated community starting at $180,000 Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 www.greatabacoclub.com Property and Houses FOR SALE Property and Houses FOR SALE Property and Houses FOR SALE Property and Houses FOR SALE Houses and Land For Sale or RentClassified Advertisements REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE Located in The Royal Harbour Village East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, AbacoTelephone: 242-367-3262/3 Fax 242-367-3260 E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bs Internet: http://ww.bhamasrealty.bs Kathleen Albury, Sales and Property Appraisals June Russell, Sales www.abacos.com rentals real estate activities information cost-effective-ads Tel: 321-254-4901 Fax: 321-242-1356 Specialising in Treasure Cay & Leisure Lee Waterways Ed Newell & Cindy Roberts Newell Tel/Fax: 242-365-8752 or Cellular 242-357-6570 www .abacoestateservices.com BREA Members Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help?Want more business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERTIESERTIES ERTIESERTIES ERTIES On Green Turtle Cay : The beach, the beach, the beach Charming cottage set on high ridge on 1/3 acre. Furnished. Ocean views. 300 foot walk to beach. Reef close enough to swim to. Firm $236,000 Atlantic Ocean side: 1.46 acres 150' frontage on beach. $480,000 Bight O Bay: On Atlantic Ocean, four beach lots in cove, with 90' frontage each. 1/3 to 1/4 acres each. Good area for snorkeling. $222,000 each Bight O Bay: Inland. Less than 5 minute walk to beach. 70' waterfront on Inner White Sound. 14 lots 1/2 acre each lot. Starting at $78,650 Green Turtle Estates: Located in quiet residential area: Two story house under construction with ocean views. 150 ft. from ocean beach. 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. 50,000 gallon rain water tank. Plus fully furnished guest house with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths (kit. lv & din) $720,000 Quiet waterfront: Picturesque Black Sound Furnished. 2 bed 2 bath house on one acre. Waterfront. 100' dock with amenities. 5 minute walk to beach. Excellent rental history. $500,000 G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-242-365-4234 Fax 1-242-365-4636 e-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/oceanblu White Sound: Inland: 4 lots 1/2 acre Within 5 minutes walk of waterfront at White Sound and public dock. Each $47,200 Two waterfront lots on Bluff Harbour: 140' total frontage. Good elevation. Beautiful views. Dock site. Total 1/2 acre $430,000 Inner White Sound: On water. Two bedroom three bath fully furnished villa. Kit / liv and dining room. In pristine condition. Excellent rental history. $270,000 10,000 sq. ft. lot: Just steps away from ocean beach. 1 1/2 miles from town. $47,200 Income Producing Apartments: Two-year-old two story building with views of Coco Bay. Use of shared private dock. Two 2 bed one bath furnished apartments with A/C throughout on 2nd floor. Two 1 bedroom one bath apartments on ground floor. Separate shed with laundry facilities. B $600,000 ONO On Munjack Cay : 10 acres with 320 on Sea of Abaco: Dock. Good elevation $300,000Sales, Rentals and Property ManagementMarsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Sea of Abaco frontage. 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, fully furnished. Includes 2000 Jeep Wrangler with 5800 miles, flawless construction by Rowan Sands of Man-O-War. Executive quality throughout. Includes deeded boat slip. Call 561-4864478

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30 The Abaconian November 15th, 2001to be destroyed. I challenge those of you to whom this letter applies to please think twice about what you are doing. I also challenge those who agree with me to please join me in this battle to save our town that I know can and will be won. Jeff KeySpeech Is Worth RereadingThe Editor The following is a copy of the speech made by His Majesty, King George VI at the beginning of World War II. I should be very grateful if you would kindly publish it is your famous Abaconian. In this dark hour, perhaps the most fateful in all history, I now send to every household of my people, both at home and abroad, this message with the same depth of feeling as if I was able to speak with you myself. For the second time in the life of most of us we are at war! Over and over again we have tried to find a peaceful way out of the differences between ourselves and those who are now our enemies but it has been in vain. We have been forced into a conflict, for we are called with our allies to meet the challenge of a principle, which if it was to prevail would be fatal to any civilized order in the world. It is the principle which permits escape in the selfish pursuit of power to disregard treaties and solemn pledges which sanction the use of force or threats of force against the sovereignty and independence of other states. Such a principle stripped of all disguise is surely the most primitive doctrine that Might is Right and if this principle was established throughout the world, the freedom of our own country and of the whole British Commonwealth of Nations would be endangered. But far more than this the peoples of the world would be kept in a bondage of fear and all hopes of peace and security among nations would be ended. This is the ultimate issue which confronts us. For the sake of all we ourselves hold dear and of the worlds order and peace, it is unthinkable that we should refuse to meet the challenge. It is for this purpose that I now call my people at home and across the seas to make our cause their own. I ask them to stand calm and firm and united in this time of trial. The task will be hard. There may be dark days ahead for war can no longer be confined to the battlefields but we can only do the right as we see the right and reverently commit our cause to God. If one and all will be resolute, faithful and ready for any challenge or sacrifice it may demand, then with Gods help we shall prevail. May He bless and keep us all. Sincerely, Haziel L. AlburyThinker Versus Non-thinkerDear Editor, How differently we as human beings think and act never ceases to amaze me. We see the evidence of our many differences every day. In our daily travel in the southern part of Elbow Cay, one often has the opportunity to reflect on these differences and make comparisons. Such comparisons might be the well landscaped yard versus the not so well kept yard, the nicely trimmed hedges versus the overgrown bush, road trenches that were dug and then properly replaced versus road trenches that were only partially repaired or not repaired at all, and the list can go on and on. Every now and again we notice something that someone has done that deserves some praise. For example, Patti Pinder needs to be commended for the beautiful job that was done in clearing the corner of her property which now gives one a good view of oncoming traffic. Thank you, Patti, and now let us hope that others who own property on corners will do the same thing and hopefully prevent some future traffic accident or a child from being seriously injured because of the inability of being seen as he or she runs onto the road. Let us also hope that peoples overgrown hedges and the partially replaced road trenches that are often a hazard to the every increasing traffic will also receive some attention! A Concerned CitizenA Students PerspectiveOsama Bin Laden destroyed the center in New York and Washington, D.C., but tried to blow up the White House. He is now in Afghanistan hiding from united soldiers. The President of the United States gave Afghanistan a chance to give Osama Bin Laden to them but they refused to. Then the United States started bombing Afghanistan. The people of Afghanistan are under very strict rules like women not having any body parts showing. The children of Afghanistan are starving to death. Also the United States is putting a lot of pressure, they are dropping bombs on Afghanistan. I think the United States has the right to bomb Afghanistan because the terrorist is there and they wont give him to the United States. The United States is now almost fully under control of Afghanistan. Elizabeth Susan Higgs, age 9 LettersFrom Page 9Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor TT TT T ropicalropical ropicalropical ropicalSelfSelf SelfSelf SelfStorageStorage StorageStorage Storage10 x 12 12 x 20 12 x 30Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 tropicalselfstorage@abacoinet.com

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November 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 31 Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Fire House CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service CenterFormerly Television Service Center Ronnie Ferguson, a grade 12 student at Abaco Central High School, was one of the marine biology students who took a field trip to Nassau. He is shown here at the Blue Lagoon where he is swimming with a dolphin. The next day the students visited the U.S. Embassy to deliver letters written by the grade 8 English Class to the President of the United States. That afternoon they shopped at Marathon Mall and Friday evening they attended the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay. They returned home on October 27. School From Page 24 ServiceFrom Page 5Ms. Rosamae Davis 20 years Mr. Camru Rahem 20 years Mrs. Ruth Flowers 20 years Ms. Quincey Oliver 20 years Mrs. Vera Williams 20 years Mrs. Ruth Edgecombe 20 years Mrs. Agatha Simms 20 years Ms. Keva McIntosh 20 years Ms. Charlamae Fernander 20 years Mr. Bernard Pratt 20 years Mrs. Melvina Munningstruth. He hoped the editors know who these people are. He stated that he is not afraid of criticism. He will acknowledge it and will try to make his force better but will always follow the law. When a crime occurs, members of community frequently have information about the crime. In the past information flowed to the police but lately this has slowed down. The police want the public to cooperate with them in these matters. They value the publics judgement and need assistance and cooperation from public. A consultative committee was recently formed in this district to systematically dialogue with the police. Many persons do not trust the police but they can go to committee instead. But they still do not give information. He stated, If you dont do what you ought to do, then you are part of the crime. At the conclusion of the meeting one suggestion from the audience was that the meeting had been very informative. But it was noted that very few people attended. It would perhaps be better to have an informative forum with high school students, to help them realize the duties of the various agencies. MeetingFrom Page 25 It Pays to Advertise in theThe Abaconian 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. Water Storage Cisterns 6 sizes available, less than $1 per gallon. Factory direct. Call Dolphin Fiberglass Products at 305-247-1748 Have sciatica? TMJ? Lower back pain? Headaches? Get relief with muscular therapy. Call Karen Lane @ 367-5215 2 Used Mercury Engines all with electric start and power trim, 50 HP $3000 (15 hrs.), 50 HP $1900. Call 367-2326 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats (11) 1250 gallon water tanks $1600 each, includes duty & freight. Contact Elbow Cay Properties at 366-0569 1973 Kenworth Tractorhead. Asking $5,000. Ph. 367-7004 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 3672111 VEHICLES FOR SALE EMPLOYMENTComplex Plumbing looking for a worker. Serious inquires. Call 367-5197 after 5 Handyman available Do you need something fixed? Call Brian 365-5153 evenings. Good references. VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE1977 Buick Regal extra clean in and out. Asking $7500 OBO. Call 367-3121 1997 White Daewoo Fully loaded, 4 door, excellent condition. For info call 365-6383 (N), 366-0154 (D). Serious inquiries only. 1991 Chevy Cavalier Convertible $3500 Good running ccondition. Two bicycles $100 and $250 each. Ph. 367-4643 38 Delta Off Shore Fiberglass 260 HP 3208 Caterpillar engine, turbo charged, 12 KW Northern Lights generator with Luggar engine, 275 gal water, 550 gal diesel, 400 gal gas, 5000 lb freezer, stabilizers, radar, GPS, VHF, small chest freezer, fridge, stove with oven, sink, hot water heater, head with shower, air conditoner, sleeps 6. Ready to go. Asking $69,500 Call Peter Sweeting at 365-6035 Baby Rabbits : already tame and beautiful. Small breed. $15 each. Call Rhonda Hull @ 367-2991 (day) or 367-3936 (evenings) MERCHANDISE FOR SALE1996 Chevrolet S-10 extra cab sport side Pick up, 2.2 liter, yellow and white custom paint job, AM/FM/CD player, A/C, $11,000 O.B.O. Call 477-5950 1985 GMC R/V Van sleeps 2, with stove, refrig & pottie, in good condition. DUTY PAID. $4900. Ph. 242-367-7248 Fax 972-723-0291 Two 140 HP Johnson Outboards, 1992, approx. 1500 hours each. Engines, gauges and controls $2500 OBO. Tel / Fax 242-365-6480 37 Endeavour 1980 sloop-rigged sailboat w/ Perkins 104, 40 HP diesel, curently moored near Marsh Harbour Marina. DUTY PAID. Bahamian registered. $30,000 OBO Call 3672269 37 Catamaran w/single diesel, sleeps 6+, tons of storage, 5 sails & 2 heads. Needs TLC (cosmetics only) DUTY PAID. Price negotiable. Call 242-365-8749 for an appointment. BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SERVICES Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat 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 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Business Students Get ExperienceThe grade 12 business students are working in various Marsh Harbour businesses for the week of November 5-9. It is a requirement of the course to have 10 days work experience. The next five days will be put in after Christmas.

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