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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 12-01-2001
Copyright Date: 2009

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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 12-01-2001
Copyright Date: 2009

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December 1st, 2001 The Abaconian 1 VOLUME 9, NUMBER 23, DECEMBER 1st, 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 Freight Dock Work BeginsContract with American Bridge is signed November 17 The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, was present at the signing of the contract for the construction of the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour which took place on site. He is shown at the lectern. Ms. Anita Bernard, Permanent Secretary of the Minis try of Public Works and the Hon. Kenneth Russell, Minister of Public Works, are seated at the table preparatory to the signing. Mr. Lester Snyder signed for American Bridge. In the background is a large crane which will be doing the dredging of a turning basin and a new channel out of the harbour. Also visible is the Duke of Topsail at the present dock. The contract for the construction of a new freight dock in Marsh Harbour was signed in Marsh Harbour on November 17. Witnessing the signing was the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, who was the speaker at the ceremony. American Bridge submitted the winning bid of $12.6 million. Other bids were as high as $22 million. After negotiating with the company and making changes in the design, the government finally agreed to $11.1 million. The dock is due to be completed by December 2002. This represents the largest infra structural project ever undertaken in the Family Islands. Signing on behalf of the government was the Hon. Kenneth Russell, Minister of Public Works and Ms. Anita Bernard, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Works. Vice-President of American Bridge Mr. Lester Snyder signed for American Bridge. A total of 15 contractors showed interest in doing the construction including seven Bahamian companies. Only five companies were approved in the pre-qualifying exercise. American Bridge will be completing the work which will include fencing and other security measures. A new road will be built to allow freight to be transported to S.C. Please see Dock Page 2 Show Includes Student ArtistsStudents from three schools displayed their art work and offered it for sale at the annual art show at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on November 23.Little Miss Abaco Is ChosenNovember 17 was the big night when the Little Miss Abaco title was given to Miss Mangoes, Antonia Wright, in the older division and Little Miss Bahamas Realty, Brieonna Russell, in the younger division. Standing with them is Miss World Bahamas, Latia Bowe, who had worked with them and coached them in teh ways of beauty pageants. By Stephanie Humblestone The annual art show at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on November 23rd was a great success in terms of artistic expression and public attendance. This year there were many familiar faces with new and exciting work and a few new faces and, with Abacos artistic talent greatly diversified, the show brought together a number of different mediums. It all began with the children. At the door of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge 15year-old Lakeisha Lightbourne, a Long Bay student, greeted visitors with an example of her work, a finely executed sketch of a horse. Nearby was a stand displaying drawPlease see Art Show Page 11

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2 The Abaconian December 1st, 2001 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 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 VHF ch. 16P.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 Open DailyBreakfast 7 a.m. 11 a.m.Lunch 12 p.m. 2:30 p.m.Dinner 6 p.m. 10 p.m.Tel: 367-2158Located in the Abaco Beach Resort 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.Bootle Highway bypassing the center of Marsh Harbour. Government acquired 7.5 acres of land for the dock project costing nearly $2 million. The Pizza Hut property owners will be paid more than $600,000 which they can expect to receive before Christmas. Environmental issues were taken into account and the project has met all reasonable standards. Two senior citizens, Mr. James Wallace and Ms. Sylvia St. Louis, are being displaced. The government is building two DockFrom Page 1Dock Construction Has BegunFuture Projects Are DetailedDuring the ceremony for the signing of the new freight dock the Prime Minister spoke about the slow economy generally. The economy worldwide has slowed and the terrorist attacks in September brought tourism to a standstill. For The Bahamas the damage from Hurricane Michelle was another blow. However, Ministry of Tourism figures show a comeback by the beginning of November. He commented on the strength and resiliency of the Abaco economy. He expects that Abaco will do well. He was encouraged that, after many years of disappointment, the acquisition and redevelopment of the Treasure Cay Hotel property now appears probable. Several projects which Abaco can look forward to in the near future were mentioned by the Prime Minister while he was on Abaco for the signing of the dock contract. Five miles of paving will be done in Dundas Town and Murphy Town which will cost $900,000. Side roads in Dundas Town and Murphy Town are being prepared already and should be completed by the end of January 2002. Five intersections in Marsh Harbour will be altered to accommodate more traffic and ease congestion. The seashore section of Stede Bonnet Road will be paved. The road work in Marsh Harbour will cost $500,000. Improvements at the airports in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay are ongoing and include installation of night landing devices costing $800,000. This upgrading will qualify both airports to FAA regulations and will allow night landings. It is expected that tenders will go out early in January 2002 for construction of a new terminal building and control tower facility at the Marsh Harbour airport. Bahamas Marine has completed repairs to 12 docks throughout Abaco which were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Floyd. This project cost $1.4 million. The government still has to build docks in Fox Town and Conch Rock Creek and sea walls in Sandy Point and Coopers Town. There are still road projects to be completed on Green Turtle Cay, Elbow Cay, Man-O-War and Guana Cay. These repairs were necessary due to damage from Hurricane Floyd. Lots in the new Tall Pines Estates will be on sale before Christmas. The Government plans to develop a harbour and dock at Conch Rock Creek in North Abaco. Mr. Ingraham expects that project will go to tender before the Marsh Harbour dock is completed. small houses for them on government land behind the Garnet Archer Building. The administration building on the site will accommodate offices for Immigration, agricultural inspectors, Police, port administration and shipping companies in addition to Customs. The customs warehouse will be 13,500 square feet and will include two weigh scales. The entire project will include 45,000 square feet of dock space. A ferry dock will be built on the far western part of the land for the Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries with adequate parking. Many Abaconians are returning to the island and many are venturing on their own into the tourism industry. Abaco now has the infra structure to support many new ventures. Government has spent tens of millions of dollars on all the Family Islands upgrading airports, and docks, extending electricity, water and phone systems and the construction of hundreds of miles of roads.. Abaco has increased in populations by more than 30 percent during the last ten years, the greatest growth in The Bahamas. Abaco is a land of opportunity and with improved infrastructure, the economy will clearly continue to grow.Abacos Economy Is GrowingThe Hon. Kenneth Russell, Minister of Public Works, is shown signing the contract with American Bridge for the $11.1 million freight dock project in Marsh Harbour.

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December 1st, 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 December 1st, 2001By Stephanie Humblestone The Big Hill Box Car Derby, which is traditionally held on Boxing Day, took place this year on November 24 on a beautiful day with promises of plenty of excitement. The event drew large crowds from far and wide. The derby, which has been a favourite community event for Elbow Cay and an attraction for visitors, was last held in 1998 and prior to that in 1996 and 1997. In the days leading up to the derby organiser Patrick Stuart and an active group of volunteers from Hope Town worked hard at setting the track for the 700 foot run. Barriers were erected along the roadside and spots chosen for concession stands. On the morning of the 24th five gallon candy striped water bottles were placed at intervals along the track and the carts began arriving. They positioned themselves at the top of the hill and many set about making last minute additions and repairs to their homemade custom-designed cars. Ron Engle was one of the first to arrive with his Fish Finder made by himself and his two sons. It took us one week to build. The paint is still wet, he said. Ron was a veteran of sorts, having competed in all past events and gaining several firsts and seconds in previous years. Another veteran was Scott Patterson with his psychedelic Magic Bus This is a slap and go. It took me five hours to make. The kids painted the sides and I painted the back, he said. When the entry from the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, Red Devil, arrived, the lighthearted mood of the day was assured. Tanya Duncombe and driver Tom Sweetcheeks dragged the Lodgemobile up the hill to squeals of delight from the children and applause from the onlookers. There were some unusual and inventive cars this year. The New Creation made by Rick Sweeting and his dad was a tribute to craftsmanship and physics. Emblazoned on its front were the words Therefore if anyone be in Christ, he is a new creation. And creations there were from The Holy Roller which was a coffin mobile conceived over a bottle of rum at midnight by Hope Town boys Patrick Cash, Jamie Bethel and Roger Malone to the Taz Cart made in four days by Marsh Harbour entrant Charlie Cooke. It was the children who took the hearts of all with their novel carts. First time entrant Justin Thompson had worked hard on Hard Times and No Brakes by the Lighthouse Boys from Lighthouse Marina, Aaron Knowles, Nathan Smith and J.R. Rolle, showed imagination and careful thought. The event began just after 10 a.m. with the trials to establish who was to be matched time wise. These were done two at a time. When these were over, the races began. With Hope Town Fire and Rescue sounding the horn for each race, the action started and went on well into the afternoon. At the bottom of the track Head Timer Carrie Cash clocked each race and Deanna Taylor was at the finishing line with checkered flag. As the races finished, the results were relayed via VHF to Tanya Duncombe, who played commentator for half the time, and Scott Patterson, who took over later in the day. The fire department not only heralded the start of every race but stood by for medical emergencies of which there was only one Hope Town Harbour Lodge entered theTommy Boy which created quite a stir. Stafford Patterson is standing by his box car. related to the derby. Towards the end Billy Gates in Ghost Rider took a flip. I got road rash, said Billy, as he was being bandaged by Tito Baldwin of Hope Town Fire and Rescue. His face and hands had a few lacerations but his ego and sense of humour stayed intact. Cameras clicked and the television camCharlie Cooke from Marsh Harbour entered the races with his Wider is Better Car.Hope Town Holds A Box Car Derby Please see Box Car Page 27 INTERIOR EXTERIORLATEX FLAT WHITEOffer good while supplies last

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December 1st, 2001 The Abaconian 5 Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Transportation & Logistics Services Freight Forwarding Ship Agencies Cargo management Consulting Services \000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000 \000\000\000\000\000For more information:Tel:242-367-2089 242-367-2530 P.O. Box AB 20485, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Visit our office on the front streetOne call does it allARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS Christmas Is ComingBy Isobel Sherman Christmas is coming and the open houses have started. Simcoe Jewelers and Buds and Blooms in Memorial Plaza held a Christmas open house on November 16. Persons browsed to their hearts content in both stores. Simcoe was sparkling with gorgeous jewelry and Buds and Blooms was decorated fantastically with Christmas trees and decorations as well as a wide selection of possible gifts from stuffed animals to figurines to artificial flower arrangements, live flower arrangements, candles and other interesting items. Sales were brisk and customers were pleased with their purchases.Wish Day Proved PopularOn November 24 Jewels Gems and More held their annual Wish Day from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m. Their shop was busy with many enjoying the personal assistance given them by owner Todd Drake and his staff. Mr. Drakes felt that the day had been very successful. He said not only had there been plenty of person looking but most were buying. Jewels Gems and More has a large selection of gold and silver jewelry in a very small store on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. They have many one of a kind items.Nursery Holds Open HouseGardeners Eden held their Christmas Open House on November 24 with many exceptional gift items. The store was decorated for Christmas with four trees and many beautiful centerpieces. Many arrangements had a delightful mixture of candles and flowers. Decorated wreaths adorned the high wall and a singing Santa greeted persons as they entered the door. The crowd enjoyed the variCentral Abaco NewsBuds and Blooms was decorated beautifully for their Christmas Open House on November 16. Shown above are, l. to r., Michelle Simms and Natasha Sawyer, who are admiring the decorations. ety of gift items and the displays which were creatively arranged. The management was pleased with the response by the public.Paving RoadsBy Isobel Sherman Many side roads in Dundas Town and Murphy Town have been graded and prepared for paving. Prior to this endeavor, the roads had just been tracks through the land when persons decided to build on the land. For residents living on these roads the rainy season was especially hard on them.Youth Enjoy ConcertA concert featuring Blackchiney was held on November 24 at the basketball court in Murphy Town. The concert was presented by Sound Effects and Soundboy and was in part sponsored by the Bahamas Basketball Association. Simcoe Jewelers got the Christmas spirit moving with their Christmas Open House on November 16. Offering many beautiful jewelry items as well as decorative clocks for the home, their merchandise had appeal to everyone. Please see Central Page 22 BellasBellas BellasBellas BellasFURNITURE & ACCESSORIES ROOMS TO GOCOMPLETE ROOM PACKAGESPlus Wicker & Ratan for a Beautiful Island HomeBEDROOM DINNING ROOM LIVING ROOMBuy a piece & save a little Buy a room & save a lot! Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391FormerlyFormerly FormerlyFormerly Formerly Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto LARGE SELECTION OF CARPETS AVAILABLECOME REFURBISH YOUR HOUSE FOR THE HOLIDAYS Starting Dec. 10th well be open till 7 p.m. 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

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6 The Abaconian December 1st, 2001 ABACO AIR CHARTER SERVICE Between Abaco and all the Bahamas, Florida and the turks and CaicosScheduled service to Moores Island and N. Eleuthera Twin engine 6 & 9 passenger aircraftABACO FLIGHT SERVICES Aircraft maintenance Storage AvGas CAA & FAA certified mechanicsP.O. Box AB20492, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 242-367-2266, 359-6357 Fax 367-3256 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 A & W TRAVELTravel is our businessWell get you where you want to go....SUB AGENTS Hope Town 366-0100 Man-O-War 356-6048 Treasure Cay 365-8507 Green Turtle 365-4140 Abaco Shopping Centre P.O. Box AB-20283 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2806/2577 Fax: (242) 367-3219TennisBy Isobel Sherman On October 26-29 tennis coach Bobby Russell took three of his students pictured above, Sharell Carey, Dorsinayer Smith and Claudia Rolle, to compete in the Grand Bahama Junior Classic held in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The students all did exceptionally well as they turned heads and left persons attending the meet saying positive things about their performance. Nine-yearold Dorsinayer made it to the semi-finals and made an impressive showing as this was only her third tournament. Sharrell made it to the quarter-finals and Claudia played well in her first tournament. Bobby, along with his students, would like to express thanks to all the persons who sponsored them. Special thanks to the Tankship Transport Company from Hope Town which paid for the airline tickets and hotel rooms for the kids.Body BuildingThe Gold Cup Classic Bodybuilding Championship was held in West Palm Beach on November 10. Arthur Elden from Man-OWar and several women from Grand Bahama competed. Arthur placed 2nd in the masters over 50. Jennie, one of the woman from Grand Bahama, won women over 40. They then teamed up to compete in the mixed pairs, placing 2nd. The contest was well attended and the Bahamian teams routine was well received by the audience. Arthurs first contest was in 1960 making 41 years for Arthur in the sport. Arthur has not set a date for retiring but will take it one year at a time.Baseball JamboreeBy Stephanie Humblestone November 9 marked a first for Abaco. A Baseball Jamboree was held on the grounds of S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town. This helped launch the baseball season on Abaco, said Mr. Leslie Rolle, the schools principal and baseball coach. Despite the fact that the high school did not have a baseball diamond they went ahead and adapted. Three Abaco schools participated, S.C. Bootle High School, Abaco Central High School and Forest Heights Academy along with the All Stars from Eight Mile Rock in Freeport who traveled here. The Freeport team won two games in the category 18 years and under. Both Forest Heights and S.C. Bootle won one game each and in the final game they came together and beat the Freeport team 6-0. In the 14 years and under S.C. Bootle and Forest Heights scored 5-5. It was a huge success, said Mr. Rolle. For Mr. Rolle, who played competitively as a teenager in Freeport, the day was part of a dream come true. The final part will be the construction of a baseball diamond. We really do need a secure field, he said and he is optimistic that this will come next. Two honoured guests at the Jamboree were Mr. Lindy Russell, Parliamentarian for Eight Mile Rock and Parliamentary Secretary in the Prime Ministers Office, and minor league player Angelo Burrows, who plays for the Atlanta Braves Fan Club. It was great for the students to have a professional baseball player there for the day, said Mr. Rolle. Well known names in the sporting arena were also present such as Frank Hepburn from Crossing Rocks who has done much to encourage all manner of sporting activities on Abaco. We had four umpires on the field for every game, said Mr. Rolle. Mr. Hepburn was one of them. Another was Elliott Russell, whose son Brenton, a pupil at Forest Heights Academy, has been receiving baseball training in the United States since he was 11 years old. His mother, Lorna Russell, was score keeper. It was a fun day and everyone got along so well, she said. As for the future of baseball on the island. With three good coaches, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Jeffrey Victor of Forest Heights Academy and Mr. Charles Poitier from Abaco Central, it looks promising. We intend to form a baseball association and we will introduce baseball outside of school. We are also planning on having a league, said Mr. Rolle. Sports NewsThree young Abaco tennis players competed in the Grand Bahama Junior Classic held in Freeport the end of October. Coach Bobby Russell felt that all three did very well. They are Sharell Carey, Dorsinayer Smith and Claudia Rolle. NEWYEARS!EEVMardi Gras Masqueradeat theHope Town Harbour LodgeBuy Your Tickets Today Featuring Live The Jammin Bahamian Sounds ofIMPACTDancing Under the Stars Masks and Noisemakers Midnight Champagne Toast Junkanoo Party Starts at 8 p.m. All of the above and more... Complimentary Champagne poured throughout cocktail and dinner hours... Feathered Masks and Noisemakers 6:30 pm 7:30 pm Champagne reception poolside with delectable hors doeuvres and live music 7:45 pm Until Enjoy a fabulous dinner at one of the premier restaurants in AbacoParty Tickets $30 If purchased on or before December 20th Dinner Tickets $130 per person including gratuity...space is limited Tickets for both dinner and the after party may be purchased at Hope Town Harbour Lodge Phone: 366-0095 or VHF Ch. 16

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December 1st, 2001 The Abaconian 7Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 4:30 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 By Stephanie Humblestone On November 13 the FAA, the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States, restored The Bahamas to Category 1 status. The reclassification took effect immediately. The FAA had downgraded the country late last October because The Bahamas did not comply with international safety standards. Since that time The Bahamas has made many changes to complyRestrictions On Aircraft Are LiftedFall Gospel ClassicBy Isobel Sherman The second annual Fall Gospel Classic will be held November 19-24 and will be held at the Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town. The theme is Legendary Power of Music and an gospel music workshop will beheld each evening. Choirs, soloists, praise dancers and musicians all will be there on the final night there will be a grand performance. Alfred Dean is coordinating the event with Ms. Denise Gadsby is assisting. 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! Weekly rate 22' Boston Whaler $795 20' Albury Brothers $690 20' Hydrasport $690 18' Privateer $485 with these standards. The Bahamas along with Canada and Mexico are the only countries for which restrictions have been lifted. In practice this means that Bahamian aircraft can travel to the States without restrictions. The reclassification will directly affect Bahamasair. Under Category 2 the national air carrier was prohibited from expanding its routes or adding additional planes. There were many restrictions on flights originating in The Bahamas, both for private planes and for charter companies. Abaco Air and Cherokee Air, the two charter companies based Abaco, resumed near normal service one month after the September 11 terrorist attack in the United States. However, there were restrictions. We were restricted to instrument flight rules but we later converted to visual flight rule, said Mr. Todd Lowe at Abaco Air. Up until November 8th they had to have two pilots on board and were subject to flight deviations. Everything was slowed down a lot and it proved expensive so we had to increase our fares, he went on to say. This, in turn, resulted in less business. Similarly, Abaco Air, Cherokee Air adapted to the new rules and continued operating. They reported little change in their schedules. In the wake of the attack both companies have had to take a closer look at their security measures. Abaco Air reported that they have a metal detecting wand and are drawing up a full security manual. As with airlines everywhere both Abaco Air and Cherokee Air have heightened baggage inspection and photo identification is required even for inter-island travel. The government is undertaking to upgrade five airports on the Family Islands. This will include improvements and changes at the Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay airports which will be upgraded first. It will include putting in place lighting facilities and communication systems to accommodate night flying. Security systems will include proper fencing. The other three airports scheduled to be upgraded are two on Eleuthera and one on Exuma.Prayer Center Is Being ConsideredMrs. Enamae Parker of Murphy Town is making plans to open a non-denominational prayer center. She has located a temporary building where people can spend a quiet time in prayer and meditation. She expects to construct a building on a lot in Tall Pines Subdivision when lots become available. Mrs. Parker is asking the support of the public for this project Church News Happy Holidays The Abaco Inn We invite you to celebrate the holidays with us! Christmas Caroling December 23rdBook for dinner and receive 10% off in our Barefoot Gift ShopAnnual Christmas Night DinnerBook before December 15th And receive a holiday treat with dinnerChristmas Wine Tasting & Latin Night December 28thSponsored by Burns House Group of CompaniesNew Years Eve Tropical Masked BallMake your reservations today to avoid any disappointments as spaces are limited! Call us today on VHF 16 or Phone 366-0133 For more information and Calendar of events throughout the season Make us a part of your holiday!

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8 The Abaconian December 1st, 2001 The Editor Says . Our Road to Prosperity 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, Isobel Sherman Contributors: Hugh Cottis, Lee Pinder and William (Billy) Roberts 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 . .Tis the SeasonBy Isobel ShermanAre Times Tough?Ever since September 11 the news media in the United States and The Bahamas has bombarded us with stories about a weakening economy. I am not an economist but I must say after talking to a few persons in the tourist industry and seeing some things for myself, I do not think Abaco will spiral down as far as we have been lead to believe. Persons are back in town and I was told by a travel agency that most flights are heavily booked coming in here for Thanksgiving, a good sign. On the other hand we have been told to save more and spend less. Yet some banks are still advertising loans and actively seeking loan clients. I guess it is for each individual to make their own judgment for their own personal spending and budgeting.What is Wrong with Our Image?A few months ago a fellow teaching colleague wrote an article for the Abaco Journal stating that for a very long time Abaco Central High has been considered by many to be the poor orphan and how it was a wrong assumption. Mr. Hardy cited that our BGCSE and BJC scores were above the national average and that many positive things were happening at the school. He stated that our new principal was bringing many new things on line and that we were moving up. My question to readers of this article is what was or is wrong with our image? Why do persons perceive us as the poor school or even worse do not even acknowledge our presBy: S. Timothy Roberts As of November 23rd, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping is legal. The season has officially begun, with a mere 33 shopping days left. Friday morning I was greeted on the television with visions of frantic shoppers waiting with eager anticipation for shop doors to open. On one news program I witnessed a lady who, upon the opening of a toy stores door, rushed inside and, without looking, grabbed the first toy she came to and speed off for more. As I sat in a mild state of amazement I say mild because in these times very little amazes me much at the frenetic scenes in malls across America, I began to wonder. What has happened to this world we are living in? What is to become of us at the pace that we are traveling on the downward spiral? There was a time that I remember when Christmas wasnt all about the presents. There was a lot more to it than that. Without even considering the religious side of Christmas, this holiday was about family and giving and sharing. It was about family values. It was a time of warm fuzzy feelings. Over the years I have seen the evolution of Christmas and, more particularly, mans attitude toward it and it is an ugly thing. Commercialization has so infected Christmas that selfishness and pride have become the symbols of the day, not sharing and giving. The peace and joy that are wished upon all men are just words on cards that are fought over at the check-out. I am reminded of a situation a few years ago in which a woman lost her life after buying the last Teletubby doll, crushed in the throng of people who also wanted the same toy. Can we be so heartless, cruel, and aggressive on a holiday which was meant to bring joy and togetherness to the mind and the heart? It is a sad state, indeed, when Christmas is nothing more than an expression of wealth and pride. Bahamians are not quite as aggressive, and here on Abaco it is even less so. However, we are not far behind the rest of the world and our neighbors to the North in particular in our attitudes. This is not an assertion against capitalism. Capitalism, I doubt, engenders this moral lassitude toward the true spirit of Christmas. This also is not arguing that Americans are more decadent, and amoral than anyone else. I view this as a problem affecting the whole world. This is an argument for the tradition and spirit of the old Christmas. The one that brings visions of mommy, daddy and kids together with smiles of joy and togetherness while opening presents next to the Christmas tree and then gathering around the table for a Christmas feast. This is all said without even touching on the reason the holiday is celebrated in the first place. If it sounds like Im the Grinch or Scrooge, then Bah! Humbug. I will endeavor, on my piece of the planet, to keep the spirit and meaning of Christmas alive. Where we go from here, God only knows. I hope and pray the true spirit and meaning of Christmas survives the pervading madness around us, and that we can truly wish goodwill toward all men during the holidays. The Prime Minister was in Marsh Harbour recently for the signing of the freight dock contract with American Bridge. During his presentation he brought out several interesting facts. The strength of the Abaco economy Our robust tourism sector Our linkage of crafts, agriculture and fisheries to the tourism sector The number of Bahamians becoming owners and operators of tourism ventures Marsh Harbours rapid climb as the Bahamas third city Governments investment in Abaco includes: the $13 million dock renovation which is the largest Family Island project undertaken by government five miles of side roads being paved in Dundas town and Murphy Town at a cost of $900,000 five local intersections are scheduled for major upgrades along with the paving of several unimproved roads in Marsh Harbour for $500,000 the white lining of the Great Abaco Highway the length of the island for $200,000 the $800,000 installation of night landing facilities at the Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay airports the impending tender for the Marsh Harbour airport terminal and control tower for approximately $5 million land in the 500-lot Central Pines subdivision is expected to go on sale in December. Numbers have not been given but $6 to $8 million would be a reasonable estimate for this project. He concluded with the statement, Clearly Abaco is on the road to better things. These improvements are not a gift as Nassau sees our further growth as a substantial contributor to the national revenue base. It is refreshing to see government take note of Abaco although some would say this attention is long overdue. With a 32 percent population growth rate between 1990 and 2000, Abaco leads the country in growth. This is not due to an increase in babies. Other Bahamians are getting the Abaco message and coming here for opportunities. Even the Haitian immigrants know a good thing and find Abaco to be a desirable destination. We are not a Freeport and our growth is not dependent on the whims of a single development. We are singularly dependent on tourism but our small resorts and guest houses have fragmented the industry so any individual gain or loss does not create giant waves. The growth has been steadily upward. Abaco is well poised as we enter the 21st century to continue this growth and economic prosperity. Central government is watching our success out of the corner of its eye. Our growth has been relatively steady for the past 30 years without any central planning or attempt at focused promotion. Perhaps being organized would mess things up but just wonder where we would be if we were focused. Government is to be commended in providing us with the tools for the future: docks, roads, power, schools, communications and other facilities necessary for growth. The new Central Pines subdivision is one of the steps in providing for the labour force needed to service the tourism industry. As our premium visitors (second homeowners) expand their ranks here on higher priced properties, the service industry expands in unison but these persons need more economical land to build on which Central Pines will provide. As the second homeowner population increases, the subsequent need increases for more restaurants which mean more staff more cars and boats which mean more mechanics, gas stations and marinas more shops which mean more clerks more businesses which mean more managers more upscale homes which mean more yard maintenance and domestic help more people in general mean more groceries, more bakeries, more baby sitters, and more opportunities for those with initiative to establish new businesses. Our growth appears to lie with the desirability we present our second homeowners and the stop-over visitors which includes our boaters. It is interesting to note that much of our growth has been financed by these second homeowners. Their investment fosters further growth as their friends and guests become enamored, return and later invest here. Construction continues, marinas expand, ferries grow and the service industry expands to accommodate their demands. Coupled with this is our hotel and rental house industry catering to those who are happy to be here but do not want to make a major investment as the homeowner has done. Instead of owning a boat, they rent one, instead of hiring their own maintenance staff, they leave that up to the hotel management. There are several major developments in the planning stages for Abaco. Large investors see the same benefits as the small investor and are choosing to come to Abaco. The challenge will be for the development planners along with central and local government to sit around the table and come to grips with the challenges presented by a large development. There needs to be more communication and cooperation between central and local government. The Nassau experts assume we are uneducated and need their expert guidance. Maybe but we do have local knowledge which cannot be duplicated in Nassau. Our local government needs a heavy dose of experience and professionalism but that will mature in time. Because of our phenomenal and steady growth, our governing needs are somewhat different from other islands with less economic activity. Central Abaco alone has a $1 million budget and it behooves Nassau to see that they get their moneys worth of services in return. We attend nearly all local government meetings in the Central Abaco District. It is fascinating to watch those elected and appointed to the various Councils, Committees and Boards as they grapple with the inherent problems which surface as the area makes the transition from a town to a city. Although some problems are obvious, answers are more difficult. The situation is compounded every three years as our elected and appointed persons change guard and a new group takes the reins. The learning process starts all over again and projects left unfinished by the departing group may not rate very high with the new group. There are also the historic town rivalries which come into play. A town may have had the upper hand for one term. However, with the changing of elected and appointed persons the power base may shift putting into play different goals and grudges to be subtly pursued. The process needs a guiding and leveling measure to minimize the disruptions by personnel changes. As politicians change in Nassau, the civil service provides continuity to the system. Further stability here will come as the system matures and as good people step forward to serve in local government. David Ralph Please see Sherman Page 23

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December 1st, 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 98 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $100 $270 $595 26 Paramount $150 $380 $850 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour Appreciates Good ServiceDear Editor Often we take for granted those whom we come in contact with on a daily basis and often neglect to say how much we appreciate his or her service to the public. I am going to break that trend and let a particular person know how much his is appreciated. I, like many others, travel on Alburys Ferry quite frequently ane often fail to express my appreciation to the ferry captain for his helpfulness and gentlemanly conduct. His help with the luggage, very pleasant demeanor, great communication ability and his evident pride in his work are characteristics that are exemplary and need to be highly commended. The Alburys Ferry captain who is being commended in this article is none other than Vanice Albury. Thank, Vanice, for a job well done and please note that our excellent qualities are not going unnoticed. Let me conclude in saying that all the ferry captains need to be commended in one way or another, but Vance consistently displays the qualities of an excellent captain. One of your passengersComments on the Duty ExemptionThe Editor, Just a few lines, please, I promise. However, I must admit that it is hard for me to exercise brevity when the needs of the average Bahamian seem to be anything but of the utmost importance to the leadership of this country, be it political or otherwise. There were those who were advocating the reduction of personal duty exemptions from the present $300 (twice yearly) to $50. Our Prime Minister has since stated that the $300 limit will stay. However, I had already written this letter before the P.M.s announcement, and with a little editing on my part, I would still like to share it with my fellow Bahamians. I think the subject is one that virtually every Bahamian is interested in and many feel very strongly about. First of all, I can tell you that without any discussion whatsoever, the suggestion of a $50 exemption is an absolute absurdity. Even in the U.S. where every thing is so cheap, at least as far as we Bahamians are concerned, $50 cannot buy anything worth going to the trouble of bringing back home. While I am sure that the economic experts are quite capable in their evaluations of the present state and future projections of our economy, their good intentions do not out weigh the needs of the masses who are fighting like hell to keep their heads above the water. Furthermore, I do not think that reducing the personal duty exemption would prove to be a fix all or really much of a fix anything for our immediate or long range problems. Why? Because before the exemption, Bahamians were shopping the in the U.S. and I am sure that even if the exemption is totally recalled, Bahamians will continue to shop in the U.S. And the reason for this, just in case the experts arent aware, is because our (Bahamians) salaries are just not commensurate with our cost of living, period. I am sure that many of the job cut-backs and lay-offs recently, both in the U.S. and here in the Bahamas, came about as a direct result of the September 11 terror attacks upon the U.S. But I am equally sure that there are those employers who are using the situation to their own personal gain and to the detriment of many jobs that could actually have been saved. Some of the advocates of the exemption reduction are of the view that with this measure Bahamians will be forced to shop at home, thus increasing the profits of local businesses which will, in turn, reduce the need to lay off any more employees. Get real! Big business looks out for their own. What would help is for government to look at the real possibility of drastically reducing the import levies on essential items, thus reducing the cost of living, and then enforcing the price control standards to the max. Bahamians need a break, man! A real break! What we need is a few sincere politicians with some vision and guts. Wait a minute sincere politicians? Thats an oxymoron, isnt it? I wonder how many of the advocates for the reduction in our duty exemption are doing all of their shopping at home? Its real easy to advocate for something as long as it doesnt have any real consequence upon us personally. I think that we need to give the working people every consideration possible. They deserve it. Finally, I never did think this idea of duty exemption reduction was going to fly anyway. Simply put, it would have been political suicide for the FNM at this very crucial juncture in their preparation for the upcoming general election. They have enough problems right now as it is. So dey ainwan mess wit dat right up in now. And besides, do we know any politician who would put the needs of the many before his or her own aspirations? Not bloody likely. The Prime Minister has made what can be termed a wise and right decision on this matter. Wise because of the repercussions for the FNM and right because the needs of the regular folk should come first for a change. I, at least, hope that was one of the determining factors behind his decision. So. as the Australians would say, Good on ya, Mr. Prime Minister. Sincerely, William (Billy) Roberts Alburys Ferry Service provides prompt, reliable service in the central part of Abaco with both regularly scheduled ferries and with charters. Shown above is a ferry on a busy day with Vanice Albury collecting the fares. The ferries ply the waters of Abaco Sound in all kinds or weather and are stopped only by really severe winds. They are one of the few services on Abaco which operates on a rigid time schedule.

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10 The Abaconian December 1st, 2001 Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van StrattonNN NN N ASSASS ASSASS ASS AA AA A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y LY L Y LY L Y L TD.TD. TD.TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRSTGeneral Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd.Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Mr. Henry Engles Bethel, 83, passed away at his home in Nassau on November 12. He was formerly from Hope Town. He is survived by his daughter Judy Ann Higgs; grandsons Bradley and Graham Higgs; and a sister Lily Bethel. Friends wanting to make a donation can give to the Cancer Society of The Bahamas, P.O. Box SS 6539, Nassau, in memory of Mr. Henry Engles Bethel. The funeral service for Curtis Adderley 52, was held on November 17 at the Church of the Latter Rain in Dundas Town. Officiating was Pastor Alexander Archer assisted by Rev. Copeland Morley. Interment was in the Dundas Town Public Cemetery. He is survived by his son Craig Adderley; daughters Miriam and Jelicia Adderley, grandchildren; brothers Wilson Russell, Rev. Jerry Cornish, Wayne Cornish, Stanford and Clifford Adderley, Pastor Lernis Cornish, Victor and Leo Cornish sisters Lorelda Woodside, Estelle McIntosh, Viola Johnson and Edna Burrows; aunts Lolita Sawyer, Rebecca Simms and Mearle Feaster; uncle Harman Simms; sisters-in-law Eleanor Russell, Pamela Rowena, Erbis, Remelda and Violet Cornish, Evan and Rena Adderley; brothers-in-law Carrington Woodside, Errol Thurston, Pastor Mervin Burrows and Wilson McIntosh; nieces; nephews and many other relatives and friends The funeral for Deacon Willard Charles Gardiner, 88, was held on November 25 at the ST. Andrews Baptist Church in Fire Road. Officiating was Rev. Eulin McIntosh assisted by Rev. Clayton McIntosh. Interment was in the Public Cemetery in Fire Road. He is survived by his son Shelton Gardiner; daughters Shannamae Baillou and Rubylee Gardiner; adopted son Victor Brown; adopted daughters Miriam Murray and Shannalee Sands; daughters-in-law Iona Gardiner; uncle Jeremiah Russell; brother-in-law Talmage The Abaco Cultural Society will present a holiday season dance performance on the evening of December 8. The Momentum Dance Company of Miami, Florida, will perform at the balmy outdoor Garden Theatre at the home of artist Alton Roland Lowe in Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay. This is a return engagement, brought again by the Cultural Society by the enthusiastic audience response to last years performances. This year the Momentum Dance Company will perform a full concert of dance works that are completely different from those offered previously. The program includes new works, historic classics and favorites from the companys repertoire. A matinee performance at 2 p.m. DecemMcIntosh; grandchildren Jacquelyn and Cinder McIntosh, Edris Curry, Ken, Willard, Shelton Jr., Valencia, Bennen, Coranell, Mackell and Shanika Hall, Cokeann Sawyer, Carolee Gardiner, Dashinique Curry, Cedric Gardiner, Patricia Bootle, Faye McIntosh and Ronald Bootle; great grandchildren; grandsonsinlaw; Alfredo Cornish, Police Const. 1952 Brennen, Evangelist Lyndon and Hiriam McIntosh and Otis Curry; granddaughtersin-law Burella Inga Gardiner; nephews; nieces; godchildren; and many other relatives and friends.Obituaries of Relatives and Friends Obituaries of Relatives and Friends Obituaries of Relatives and Friends Obituaries of Relatives and Friends Obituaries of Relatives and Friendsber 8, is organized especially for children. Momentum will perform one of its most highly acclaimed childrens programs, Its Off to Work We Go! which includes the talents of storyteller and balladeer Judy Gail along with the dancers. A special study unit has been developed for school use which includes vocabulary words, suggested classroom activities, and assignments. Contact the Cultural Society for special group rates for this performance. Winter concerts have been an annual event sponsored by the Abaco Cultural Society for residents and visitors on Abaco for the past decade. Hundreds of Bahamians and tourists have attended the concerts which grow in scope and become more ambitious each year. Throughout December the Cultural Society sponsors an exhibition of the recent paintings by one of the Bahamas foremost painters, Alton Roland Lowe, and the sculptural works of Miami artist, James Mastin. Mr. Lowes paintings draw upon the local scenes and plants native to Abaco. Tickets for the Momentum Dance Concert will be on sale at the door and will cost $15 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12. The evening concert will begin at at 7:30 p.m. The Garden Theatre has a dock on Black Sound. For transportation by ferry, call the Green Turtle Ferry at 365-4166 or 365-4128 The Momentum Dance Company will be performing in Green Turtle Cay on December 8 at the Garden Theatre. The Abaco Cultural Society is sponsoring the event. The Garden Theatre is located at the home of renowned Bahamian artist, Mr. Alton Lowe. Here the dancers are shown interpreting Poems of Scriabin. Photo by Steve Willis.Dance Performance Is Planned MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Ph: 242-367-2797 Fax: 242-367-2359@available GATORADEHERRSHERRS HERRSHERRS HERRS Ranch Flavored Tortilla ChipsSaddle up for some serious flavor! Herrs delicious new Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips deliver a hearty, bold ranch taste that you wont be able to get enough of. Viva La Ranch!WelchsIts a fact.Gatorade is the most researched sports drink on the planet. Which might explain why nothing refuels and replenishes better not water, not juice or soda, not other sports drinks. 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December 1st, 2001 The Abaconian 11 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday 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 Villas Soft DrinksShop #8Colina Building, Marsh Harbour Tel: 367-5310Come on downfor aBahamian Bre akfast O nly $2.99Deli&ings and paintings by Abacos youth, students from Hope Town School and Marsh Harbour schools St. Francis de Sales and Long Bay School. Moving into the main dining area visitors were treated to displays by artists who are fast becoming well known on Abaco, Hermann Schadt from Germany who paints local Hope Town scenes, and the ever versatile Jeep Byers, whose local works has gained much popularity. Steve Best, also a Hope Town resident, captured in watercolour such scenes as the Harbour Lodge pool and the Abaco Rage Also in the building was the large display of Brigitte Carey from Tilloo Cay whose diverse collection of acrylics on canvas and fish painted on drift wood proved to be very popular. Anne Ray never ceases to amaze the public with her prolific work which depict island scenes and local characters. Watercolourist Pam Webb was another whose name is now a household word. Ms Webb is especially known for her painting Dolphin Encounter which reflects her love for dolphins. New to the show this year was Sanches don Constant whose Haitian paintings drew much attention with their bright bold colours and detailed work. Mr. Constant exhibits throughout the Bahamas, in Argentina and in Belgium. In the new Hope Town Lodge bar there was an impressive display of arts and crafts from familiar faces like talented Alice Bain with her pottery to new exhibitor Virginia Warner, the Bead Lady with her beach glass and shell jewelry. Ms. Warners works can be found in many Abaco stores. I find this work very relaxing, she said, explaining that it is truly a gift to work with the treasures of the sea. Patrick Cash of Hope Town captured photographic scenes of Hope Town. Patrick is especially known for his photographs of the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Tuppy Weatherford of Man-O-War also used the medium of photography to illustrate the beauty of Abaco and its ever changing moods. The carved Abaco dinghies of sailboat Bill were an example of expression in wood as was the large collection of woodworking in native Bahamian wood by Stephen Knowles from Bahama Palm Shores. Once more Mr. and Mrs. Ketay, the owners of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, and their staff extended refreshments. Mr. Art Sands of Bristol Cellars provided a variety of wines for the occasion. Art ShowFrom Page 1 Shop& Save MERRMERR MERRMERR MERR Y CHRISTMAS Y CHRISTMAS Y CHRISTMAS Y CHRISTMAS Y CHRISTMAS Shop Price Right for Better Service Better Value & Better SavingWeve got what you need with everyday specials for everyday items, and, as you prepare for Christmas and New Years, we give you more for your dollar! Open Mon Thur. 8 am 6:30 pm Fri. Sat 8 am 7:30 pmLocated on Stratton Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone (242) 367-7283 Fax: (242) 367-5767Art Show Brings Artists and Visitors

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12 The Abaconian December 1st, 2001 Route Freq. Dep. Time Arr. TimeFreeport to Treasure Cay Treasure Cay to Freeport Freeport to Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour to Freeport Freeport to Sandy Point Sandy Point to Freeport Moores Island to Freeport Freeport to Walkers Cay Daily Fri-Sun Daily Fri-Sun Daily Fri-Sun Daily Fri-Sun Fri-Sun Fri-Sun Fri-Sun Daily 0700 1630 0750 1720 0700 1600 0800 1700 1230 1250 1335 0700 0735 1705 0825 1755 0745 1645 0845 1745 1300 1325 1420Tue/Fri/Sun Pm FlightCall 242-352-5778 242-359-4722 242-352-5781 Fax 242-352-5778 Freeport International AirportDAILY FLIGHTS BETWEEN ABACO & FREEPORT Charters Search & Rescue Air Ambulance 5, 7, 9 Seat Aircraft 15 Seat Turbo Prop Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 367-2658Silver Jewelry Ladies Dresses Panama Jack Hats, Sun Glasses, & Suntan Lotion Mens Shorts & Shirts Kids T-shirts Kalik Souvenirs Genuine Cuban Cigars Bahamian CDs & Tapes ...& a variety of other gifts & Souvenirs Located Across from Mangoes Restaurant Open Mon. thru Sat. 9 am to 5 pm & Some Sundays daySUNSET SOUVENIRS School NewsTeachers Are RecognizedBy Isobel Sherman World Teachers Day was observed around the world in October. In The Bahamas the day was commemorated by school assemblies. The Ministry of Education had an official observance, giving teachers a half day off. The Bahamas Union of Teachers led by president Kingsley Black had a ceremony commemorating the teaching profession as a noble profession.Moores Island SchoolBy Stephanie Humblestone Immediately after the fire which broke out in a classroom cum library of Moores Island All Age School on September 4th, Mr. Christopher Rahming, Principal of the 165body school, made a report and requisition list to the Ministry of Education. Since then he has heard nothing, and to make matters worse he has lost two teachers of the tenperson staff which includes Mr. Rahming. One teacher went to Acklins and one is on maternity leave, he said. He understands that the Ministry of Education has made certain cutbacks but he is having a problem offering his students the level of education they deserve. We really need a general health and science teacher, he said. In addition, many text books were destroyed in the fire. On the requisition list to Nassau there were science, reading and mathematics books but now, over two months later, there is still no sign of them. There is also no indication when work will begin on repairing the damaged area which was in Section B, a small complex housing five classrooms. We would also appreciate some fire extinguishers, said a concerned Mr. Rahming, who is determined not to have a repetition of the fire which was detected during a nightly routine check by BEC employer Alvin Laing. We are thankful that we did not loose the whole school but it has still been a setback, said Mr. Rahming.Abaco Central High SchoolBy Isobel ShermanAnnual Awards AssemblyEvery school year during the first term Abaco Central High School holds an awards assembly to acknowledge those students who excelled in grades 7-11 the previous school year. (The 12th grade students were acknowledged at graduation.) This year the assembly was held on November 19 and was led by Devaughn Edgecombe, Head Boy, and Michelle Thurston, Head Girl. This years guest speaker was Rev. Carla Culmer, minister of St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town, who told the students there were three secrets for success. The first is to believe you can be successful. She told them to delete all negative thoughts about themselves which they hold in their minds. The second secret is to determine what is important and be the best you can be. The third secret is to value yourself, have respect for yourself. When you have these three secrets, then believe you can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. You will be successful in life. St. Francis de Sales School had a walk-a-thon on November 17 to raise funds for general needs of the school. The students, parents and staff are shown here on Don MacKay Boulevard passing a trenching machine of Cable Bahamas. They walked from the school to Crossing Beach where they enjoyed a picnic lunch. Please see School Page 13 The Ministry of Education annually sponsors Spelling Bees for each grade of the Primary Schools. Shown above is the spelling bee for grade 6 students held on November 19 at the Learning Resource Center in Marsh Harbour.

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December 1st, 2001 The Abaconian 13 A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery More School NewsTwo musical interludes were provided, one was students playing violins and hand bells and the other was a selection by the Abaco Central High School choir. The awards committee was headed by Mrs. Eva Adderly assisted by Mrs. Ruth Edgecombe and Mr. Mohammed Rahim. Patron for this assembly was Mrs. Sandra Albury. The Principals awards for students having a GPA of 3.4 and above were presented by Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal. They went to Michelle Thurston, Sharell Carey, Durell Burrows, Lakendria Lightbourne, Yolanda Levy, Devaughn Edgecombe, Karis Edgecombe and Hillary Rutter. Mr. Huel Moss, Vice Principal, presented honour roll certificates to students earning a GPA of 3.0 to 3.4. They were Valene Adderly, Brad Curry, Shamika White, Dashinique Charlton, Shemetria Albury, Alexis Brown, Mario Sawyer, Samaj Dorsette, Teneka Cooper, Kristen Jones, Jude Wilner, Beklinda Jacobs, Larissa Dawkins, Javal Thompson, Samantha Pinder, Hernet Nicholas, Antonia LaRose, Michelle Jones, Latora Burrows, Veronica Nairn, Evanya Roberts, Junita Francis, Alexander Roker, Mcquell SchoolFrom Page 12 Spencer, Roynell Ashnail and Mercile Greene. Awards for perfect attendance, for good conduct and to the top students in every subject were presented and effort certificates were also presented. Mr. Benjamin Stubbs expressed disappointment that there were so few parents to see their children receive awards. He expressed a desire for a proper auditorium and stresses that parents needed to be present at events such as this one. He challenged all students to work hard, especially young men because they seem to be a generation afraid to labour. Mr. Stubbs felt that this problem must be addressed and solved. He ended by stating that Abaco Central High School is the best school on Abaco.Harvest ServiceAbaco Central High School held its annual Harvest Service on November 21. Mr. Huel Moss, Jr. was master of ceremonies. Platform guests included Mr. Barry Whiting, incoming president of Rotary Club. Performances by the hand bell choir, the school choir and the Liturgical Praise Dancers were highlights of the service. Guest speaker was Rev. William Higgs, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church in Nassau. His message was about being thankful. He said that not all situations in life are to our liking but we have to live life and be thankful to God whatever happens. He continued that to be thankful in a true sense we first must be humble and with humbleness Kindergarten and first grade students from Agape Christian School visited Sybils House in Dundas Town on November 22 to take fruit baskets and bags of food and to sing Christmas carols. Sybils House is a home for elderly managed by James Williams. A group of Abaco Central High School students are learning to play violins. They are shown here performing under the direction of music teacher, Mr. Alfred Dean at the schools awards program on November 19. Please see School Page 19 Super Values & Summer Savings atSAWYERS MARKETLocated in Sawyers Building off Don MacKay Blvd.Tel: (242) 367-2044/5 Fax: (242) 367-2059 FULL LINE OF GROCERIES Frozen Meats in Family Packs Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand Names Wide Convenient Isles Butcher for Custom Cuts Convenient ParkingOpen 7 a.m. 9 p.m. Monday thru Saturday 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Sunday Pine WPine W Pine WPine W Pine W oodsoods oodsoods oods NurseryNursery NurseryNursery NurseryAre you looking for the perfect Christmas Gift? Pine Woods Nursery has it all!Gift Certificates Christmas Poinsettias Gorgeous Dish Gardens* Large Selection of Citrus Trees *Christmas Trees Hammocks, Swings, and Rockers Silk and Floral Holiday Supplies Unique Childrens GiftsPhone 367-2674 Fax 367-4755 Open Mon. Fri. 9 5 Sat. 9 2

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14 The Abaconian December 1st, 2001 Merry Christmasfrom the Management & Staff ofGolden Harvest Supermarket Sawyers Market Abaco Wholesale Solomons Abaco Ltd. Treasure Cay Mini-MarketWe say thank you, our most valuable customers, for your patronage over the past year. We wish you the best of the season & a successful year 2002 George Harris Store Manager Bernice Sawyer Assistant Manager William Malone Store Manager Robert Darville Assistant Manager Raymond Sands Assistant Manager Walter Curry Store Manager Ian Roberts Store Manager Wanda Sands Office Manager Chris Dean Store Manager

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December 1st, 2001 The Abaconian 15 Bluff House Beach HotelGreen Turtle Cay, Abaco, BahamasBahamian SpecialInviting all Bahamians to take advantage of this great offer!per couple per nightIncludes: Dinner, Breakfast and Accommodation in a Split Level Suite for Two*Not Included: Transportation, Gratuity on food and beverages, Service Charge and Tax on RoomsTel: 242-365-4247 or Fax: 242-365-4248online: www.bluffhouse.com E-mail: BluffHouse@oii.net Residents or citizens with proper ID $99.00*By Alice Bain On November 21st I joined a team of workers from Cable Bahamas who were laying an undersea cable from Cherokee across Cherokee Sound to Casuarina Point. High tide that day was at 11:43 a.m. and it was a very tight schedule indeed to make the journey across the sound without running hard aground. The crew from Abacays/Carib Freight did not relish the idea of having to spend the rest of the day on the barge, waiting for enough water to refloat her. The barge draws about two to three feet, and the water depth across the sound at high tide was averaging four and a half feet. Not much margin for error. When I arrived on the barge that morning, the men had unwound a length of cable over the side from a gigantic spool mounted on the front of the boat and were in the process of putting together a guide from bits of lumber and nailing it to the deck next to the bridge. This would ensure that the cable unspooled in a regular fashion without kinks or coils and that it cleared the propellers at the stern of the barge before it hit the sea floor. Fiberoptic cable comes in three-mile spools, and each mile is marked off with a red tie. Each spool weighs eight tons. The cable itself is heavy duty the fiberoptic component is only about a centimeter or so thick, but it is enclosed, supported and guarded by two layers of wound steel and impregnated throughout with a tarlike waterproofing substance. Mike Glavine is the civil construction manager from Cable Bahamas who was overseeing the project, and by the time it was done, he, his band of workers, the Abacays crew and the barge itself were all liberally bespattered with this tar. Im still finding bits of it on my shoes and clothes that I wore that day, and even between the pages of notepaper on my clipboard! Once the barge was under way, the unspooling went relatively smoothly. We ran aground twice but ploughed through the sandy bottom with little trouble. The barge reached its destination point, about 1000 feet off the beach at Casuarina Point, at exactly high tide. Abacays put two anchors out, and the Cable Bahamas crew jumped overboard into the waist-high water and proceeded to pull the cable onto the beach manually. As the cable unspooled, I noticed odd bits of cardboard and plastic strips between the layers presumably to keep the cable from getting jammed. As the unspooling continued,however, I noticed a different, stranger object. Whats that? I asked, pointing, from my perch up on the bridge. Julio Brathwaite, a cameraman for Cable Bahamas who was shooting footage for a selfdocumentary to be shown on cable channel 12 in Nassau, called back, A glove! Apparently its not uncommon for unlucky workmen who spool the cable to get a glove caught in the spooling. Any fingers in there? I called back. Julio looked grave. Its entirely possible,Cherokee Gets Fiber Optic Cable 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. 367-5523 It Pays to AdvertiseThe Abaconian Light Impressions Light Impressions Light Impressions Light ImpressionsIn the Abaco Shopping Center10 20% OFFSelected ItemsNOW THROUGH DECEMBER 24TH he replied. One of the Abacays crew kicked the glove to one side. It didnt appear to me to contain any wayward digits, although I did not examine it closely. Hopefully, the gloves previous owner had gotten away with nothing more than a bruised and purple fingernail! As the men pulling the cable worked their way closer to the beach, Mike Glavine suggested that I go ashore in the small speedboat which they had tending the barge. Graceful to the last, I tripped over the cable where it coiled over the side of the barge and nearly ditched myself into the water along with my camera and clipboard I suppose this is when most of the tar I later found on Laying an underwater cable between Casuarina Point and Cherokee proved to be a long tedius job for a Cable Bahamas crew and the Abacays freight boat crew. This cable will give the residents of Cherokee cable television as well as the potential for cable access to the Internet soon. Please see Cable Page 15

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16 The Abaconian December 1st, 2001 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 or Ham with Purchase ofMajor Appliance Washing Machines m/n LXR7244J & LXR7144E $509 $207225 cu. ft. Side-byside 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 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 catalog TT TT T hank You!hank You! hank You!hank You! hank You!Words are inadequate to express my heartfelt gratitude to all my family and friends who came out to support me. Your kindness, prayers and generosity have, and will continue to give me strength through this difficult time. The Lord has so blessed me with so many who care so much and my heart overflows with joy and thanksgiving. May God bless each and every one of you all the days of your lives With love and appreciation Jenetta LoweDisplaced Bahamians Get HousesBy Stephanie Humblestone Two houses belonging to Bahamians which were in the area of new government dock construction are scheduled to be pulled down and new structures are now being erected. The homes belonging to Ms. Sylvia St. Louis and James Wallace were in a sad state of repair from storms and age. Although the new houses border on the low lying area called the Mud, which houses many Haitian families, they are on government land. The houses are almost 50 percent complete, said Mr. John Schaeffer, Abacos resident civil engineer with the Ministry of Works. Mr. Schaeffer confirmed that the two houses on the roundabout opposite the dock area which house the Chief Customs Officer and two other Customs officials will have to come down. This will happen early next year. The teachers at Central Abaco Primary were the winners of the volleyball tournament held in Octobler. The tournament was part of the activities organized to observe Local Government month in October. A painted line in front of Bahamas Family Market shows the edge of the proposed turning lane at the traffic light in Marsh Harbour. A turning lane or round-about are planned for several Marsh Harbour intersections.

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December 1st, 2001 The Abaconian 17Bahamas Real Estate Farm FreshFruit & Vegetable SalesMany items Locally Grown Assorted Meats Fruit Salad Made Daily 100% Abaco-Grown Pure, Fresh Squeezed Orange JuiceOur friendly staff are ready to serve youMon. Sat. 8:30 a.m. 6 p.m. Located one road South of Pine Woods Nursery on Airport Rd.Tel: 367-5307 club in the newly renovated building previously known as the Highway Club on Don MacKay Boulevard across from Abaco Wholesale. The brightly painted yellow and black club will be open Monday through Thursday to the public. A DJ will provide music on Fridays and Saturdays and admission on those days will be for members only with single night admission to the public being $35. Mr. Juan Bobby is the manager of this nightclub and disco which serves light food, provides a bar and dance floor. Creative Touch barber shop has recently opened in the Barclays Bank building in Marsh Harbour. They cut and style ladies and mens hair. Mr. Jamaine King is the operator of the shop which is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Lacaye Restaurant has recently opened across the side street from Abaco Hardware in Marsh Harbour. It features inexpensive Creole food with all dinners priced at $8. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ms. Christine Ferguson is the owner manager and can be reached at 367-4910. Buds and Blooms is under new ownership. Melinda Pinder is now the proprietor. Melinda is very creative in her decorating ideas. She worked for Gardeners Eden and now she is the owner of a lovely store where you can see her special flare. Architect Timothy Neil has moved into the new building at Royal Harbour near the Abaco Resort entrance. His office is upstairs adjacent to the law offices of Frederik Gottlieb and his phone is 367-5415. Lonnie Albury has constructed 20 storage units on Crockett Drive adjacent to the K & S Auto Service station. The two storage buildings have individual bays each 10 feet by 20 feet. Several of the adjoining bays are joined giving a 20 foot by 20 foot space. These are behind the building recently renovated into three commercial office spaces and will soon be occupied by Hope House. Mr. Albury can be contacted at 367-4764. The Detour is the new disco and nightBusiness Updates Keep up with the News of Abaco with a Subscription toThe Abaconian

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18 The Abaconian December 1st, 2001 Abaco Glass Company Window glass cut and installed Pictures matted and framed Screens made and repaired Commercial store fronts installed and replaced Yale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour beside Western Auto 367-2442 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 BIKESBy Hugh Cottis The evening of November 14 will long be remembered for the Cancer Societys Art Auction and party. Well wishers from many parts of Abaco gathered to support this major fund raiser held at Mangoes Restaurant. They were not disappointed. All the jollifications were designed to raise funds with which the Society will provide or assist in getting a mammography facility in the mini-hospital planned for Marsh Harbour in the near future. Breast cancer is prevalent in our community but is survivable if detected early. Such early detection is our wish. Artists and craftsmen, both local and foreign friends of this island, donated original works for the auction. These included paintings in various media, collages, stained glass, jewelry, turned ware, models, basketry, quilts, ceramics, furniture, carvings, etc. This assembly provided for a variety of tastes and pockets! The event could not have been the success it was without the support of the artists who donated works and those who purchased them The following is a list of those artists: Joe Albury, Marc Andre, Alice Bain, Louise Blank, Colette Bootle, Tim Burns, Stanley Burnside, Jeep Byers, Bridgette Carey, Patrick Cash, John Cox, Clifford Fernander, Tom Goodwin, Rome Heyer, Susan Johnson, Pete Johnston, Jul Kamen, Steve Knowles, Joan Mann, Marlee Mason, Christine McCully, Karen McIntosh, Vince McWeeney, Meka McWeeney, Chirstopher Morejohn, Sharon Quigley, Kimberley Roberts, Kim Rody, Donald Russell, Marjolein Scott, Joanne Sturrup, Laine Summerville, Beth Sweeting, Blaine Sweeting, Harriet Thompson, Tutua, Rupert Watkins, Tuppy Weatherford and Pam Webb. Many people supported this event. The Society and those who enjoyed the festive atmosphere owe a huge debt of gratitude to Mangoes Restaurant. This facility was given over to the Society for the entire day, staff included. The delicious and abundant hors doeuvres were approved by all congratulations to the chef. Bristol Cellars provided the wines which, with the background music of the popular Estin Sawyer, added to the festive occasion. The Society sincerely thanks Mangoes, Bristol Cellars and Estin Sawyer for their contributions. Congratulations are in order for Marjolein Scott. who had the idea of this auction, and her team of hard working volunteers. Spendid job! Table decorations were provided by Gardeners Eden, Pine Woods, Maureen Koepp and Dorethea Doyle. Donations towards the Cancer Society may be sent to Sylvia Cottis, Treasurer, P.O. Box AB 20449, Marsh Harbour. If you wish your donation to go specifically towards the mammography project, please make this known. Other donations will be assigned to such needs as the provision of air fares for patients, clinics, etc.Art Auction Benefits Cancer SocietyMangoes Restaurant hosted an art auction sponsored by the Cancer Society of Abaco as a major fund raising event. Almost 40 artists donated art in many different media. The response from the public was enthusiastic and the fund raising was a great success The funds will go toward purchasing a mammography facility to be included in the mini-hospital scheduled for Marsh Harbour. 10% off all computer accessories Website SpecialsStop in for friendly, honest, and affordable computer repair. We also do computer classes and make house calls. Gift certificates available and receive free gift wrapping for all you holiday shopping now until Christmas. Located across from Marco and Gardeners Eden on Don Mackay Blvd. Give us a call or stop in today! We offer a wide range of services including sales, computer repair and website designing & hosting. Prices on selected systems, while supplies lastSave big on website packages! Advertise your business or rental home on the Internet starting as low as $10 per month.Complete computer systems starting as low as$895Computer systems with a printer starting as low as$995Computer systems with 1 year internet starting as low as$1095 Tel: 367Computer CreationsStore Wide Sale

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December 1st, 2001 The Abaconian 19 We Can Help!Hardware Windows Lumber Roofing DoorsTel: 561-683-2244 Fax: 561-689-8126W & W Lumber of Palm Beach2077 N. Military Trail West Palm Beach, Florida 33409On the corner of Military Trail and Okeechobee BoulevardIf we dont stock it, we will find it!!WE SHIP TO ALL THE BAHAMAS VIA THE PORT OF PALM BEACH AND MIAMI Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all of us atGREAT SELECTION OF FOOTWEAR AND ACCESSORIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILYSHOP EARLY FOR THE BEST SELECTIONMon Fri. 9 5:30 p.m. Sat. 9 5 p.m. Dove Plaza Marsh Harbour Tel: 367-2424 Extended Christmas Shopping Hours comes gratitude and with gratitude comes the proper perspective on life. He told students to be grateful and give thanks no matter the situation. He cited how the wrinkles in life help make us stronger. The wrinkles are times when life did not go the way we wanted but we still need to be thankful. He ended his talk by saying that we must approach life with an attitude of gratitude and in all things give thanks. Each home room class brought in canned goods for the needy. First prize with 200 pieces went to 12 BR and second place with 155 pieces went to 7 FR. The canned goods will be given to different outreach ministries as well the Rotary Club, shut-ins and BASRA.Choir Travels to FreeportThe Abaco Central High School choir and the grade 12 music class traveled to Freeport on November 16. They visited St. Georges High School as well as the Jack Hayward High School and a recording studio. Accompanying the students was Principal Benjamin Stubbs, music coordinator Alfred Dean and a teacher, Ms. Fontilla Rolle.Scholarship Forms Are AvailableThe Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship applications forms are now available. Forms have been sent to the various high schools on Abaco or copies can be obtained from Kathy Weldon at 366-0543. SchoolFrom Page 13 Abaco Central High School celebrated Thanksgiving on November 21 with a special service and by collecting food for needy persons. Shown above, l. to r., are Vice Principal Huel Moss, special speaker for the service, Rev. William Higgs, and Senior Mistress Nadine Beneby standing by the donated foods.

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20 The Abaconian December 1st, 2001 C & A VC & A V C & A VC & A V C & A V ariety ariety ariety ariety ariety StorStor StorStor Stor e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink ss ss s Exclusive Distributor of NOW SELLING Gatorade, V8 Splash, Bluebird Juices, Water, Bottled and Canned SodasTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNext to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomons Abaco CJs Welding & Machine ShopAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Outboar Outboar Outboar Outboar Outboar d Brd Br d Brd Br d Br ackack ackack ack ee ee e tsts tsts ts Outboar Outboar Outboar Outboar Outboar d Motor Boring & Rd Motor Boring & R d Motor Boring & Rd Motor Boring & R d Motor Boring & R eslesl eslesl esl eevingeeving eevingeeving eeving Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Shaft, Shaft, Shaft, Shaft, Shaft, Rud Rud Rud Rud Rud derder derder der ,, ,, Strut F Strut F Strut F Strut F Strut F aa aa a bricabrica bricabrica brica tion & Rtion & R tion & Rtion & R tion & R epairepair epairepair epairOn the waterfront at the end of Key Club Rd. Marsh Harbour Phones: 367-4011 or 367-4879 Fax: 367-4018 Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Decor Decor Decor Decor Decor aa aa a titi titi ti vv vv v e Security Barse Security Bars e Security Barse Security Bars e Security Bars Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Boa Boa Boa Boa Boa t Tt T t Tt T t T -T-T -T-T -T opsops opsops ops ,, ,, Bimini T Bimini T Bimini T Bimini T Bimini T opsops opsops ops ,, ,, & T & T & T & T & T rr rr r ailail ailail ail ersers ersers ersBy Stephanie Humblestone Although still in its teething stages, Citizens Against Crime, Central Abacos consultative committee which liaises with Abacos Police Department, is progressing well. However, according to its Chairman Randy Key, it still has a number of challenges ahead. The committee was formed earlier this year when a group of concerned citizens approached the Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul Farquharson, about establishing a body of people who would act as an intermediary between the public and the police. This would take the shape of dialogue, recommendations and discussions. It would essentially bring issues of concern to the attention of the police force. The proposal was made to Mr. Farquharson in January of this year while he was visiting Abaco. With Mr. Farquharsons encouragement and promise of support from the police, Mr. Key formed a steering committee of seven, including himself, comprising Vice-Chairman Jimmy Williams and members: Leanne Kaighlin, Veronica Nairn, Percy Sawyer, Charlie Cooke, Keith Basden and Al Cooper. They immediately put into effect what Mr. Key described as an organisation to assist putting an end to the increased crime problems in Abaco. Wasting no time, they purchased two vehicles and found two drivers, Mr. Clifton McDonald (an ex-policemen) and Mr. Martin Johnson, to patrol the streets of Marsh Harbour This was the first demonstration of the Citizens Against Crime programme. This has been working well. The vehicles work in shifts patrolling from Eastern Shores in the east to Murphy Town in the west and Spring City to the south. It takes them about two and a half hours to complete a circuit, said Mr. Key. We have a vision of how our island is and it is not this. Mr. Williams sees the function of the committee as an eye for the police. ASP Russell, Officer in Charge of the Abaco District, describes it as helping the police and the community in one breath. He sees it as assisting the police to better understand the feelings and views of the community. In some areas the community can tell us how they want something done, he said. I am pleased with a number of things so far which have been addressed, said Mr. Williams, two of which are loitering around the liquor store in Marsh Harbour and gambling at the conch stand in Dundas Town. More people are becoming aware and we are trying to encourage this vigilance, said Mr. Williams, who acknowledged the support of the police, particularly in the higher ranks. The committee is concerned about the small number of police officers on Abaco. There are only 24 including ASP Russell and his supervisory staff; this is just not enough, said Mr. Williams. Sandy Point only has one police officer and two reservists and there are no police officers on the cays. Despite the fact that there are 24 reservists, only five or six of those are performing up to par which means they are working in a police capacity for 50 hours a month. Abaco is grossly understaffed. Of the 24 for the entire island 12 of them are in higher ranks, said Mr. Key, who pointed out that when the foot patrol was instigated six to eight months ago, it had to be abandoned because of staff shortages. Ten years ago Abaco had more police officers, said Mr. Key. The irony is there was less crime then. Mr. Key said that at times there is only one police officer on duty at the Marsh Harbour Police Station. One problem is that Nassau counts the reserves and then dismisses Abaco as having enough police officers. This is far from being the case, said Mr. Williams. Although the Committee is able to assist the police in terms of bringing such concerns to the attention of both the public and the powers that be in Nassau, it cannot replace vital manpower. We also liaise with NassauCommittee Works with Policefor things like getting mechanical parts on time, said Mr. Key. The Consultative Committee is optimistic about its future role in community policing. However, in the same way as the police are unable to work in a vacuum, so, too, are they. We must have the support of the community and we urge them to communicate with us, said Mr. Williams. ASP Russell sees this as a vital channel of communications. Sometimes people fear reprisals if they come first to us, he said, pointing out that such communication would, however, remain confidential. Mr. Williams sees the intermediary aspect as relating more to non-criminal matters and Mr. Key cautions that, because of the lack of manpower, this would not become a hot line. Members of the Committee such as Mrs. Nairn, who has attended several meetings, feels that the public is using the service. We meet in sections, groupings of 10-12 but the public is becoming more aware, she said. Mr. Key pointed out that it takes time for the community to adjust to this new measure and the police need assistance. I think we have reached the stage of realising that in some areas the police have their hands tied, he added. Like any such operation, it is costly. The annual cost of maintaining the patrol service alone is $59,000. Earlier this year Mr. Key made an appeal to the citizens of Abaco for support This still stands and Mr. Key can be contacted at 367-2674 or cheques can be made payable to Citizens Against Crime and mailed for Mr. Keys attention to P.O. Box AB 20095, Marsh Harbour. On November 19 at a regular meeting of the Town Planning Board of the Central Abaco District a letter was read from the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department concerning the lack of sprinkler systems in new buildings being constructed in Marsh Harbour. Marsh Harbour has had several large building fires over the past few years which have resulted in heavy losses. The most recent fire was the Golden Harvest Supermarket in June of this year. The letter stated that it is likely that if any of these buildings had had fire protection systems installed, the losses would have been significantly less than total. At this time there is not one large public building open to the public on Abaco equipped with automatic fire sprinkling systems as required by the Bahamas Building Code. Several buildings have recently been constructed or are under construction and others are proposed. Inspections by the firemen have found that no sprinkler systems are bing installed. The letter continued that the Town Planning Board is approving the construction of large public assess buildings without insisting on fire protection as required by law, and the building inspection department is negligent in enforcing the code. The letter suggested that Town Planning should consider that it could be held criminally negligent if loss of life were to occur because they had approved construction without proper safety equipment as required. The water supplies of Marsh Harbour and the surrounding townships are not adequate for suppressing large fires and the equipment that the fire department has is limited in its ability to cope with very large fires. The fire department is manned entirely by volunteers and is funded, except for fuel, by donations from the community. The department would like Town Planning to require the installation of fire sprinkling systems as required by the Bahamas Building Code.Buildings Lack Fire Sprinklers

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December 1st, 2001 The Abaconian 21 Vyonas Health & Variety StoreVitamins & Health FoodBooks on Health & Religion Ladies & Mens Clothing, Shoes, ToysOne block West of traffic light in Marsh Harbour Ph: 367-3002 9 am-6 pm Mon -Sat Located upstairs in D & S Plaza Marsh Harbour, Abaco Offering a wide variety of Shoes & Accessories Shoe GalleryAbacoThe Store For AllCOMING SOON! South Abaco News Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderPast And Present Come Together To WorshipHarvest Sunday service held on November 18 brought out a good crowd. The church was appropriately decorated with sugarcane and other fruits and vegetables lining the altar, all making a very pleasing display and a good sampling of some of the things we should be thankful for. Capt. Leonard Thompson and Mr. Michael Lightbourne, both former Members of Parliament for Abaco, together with the our present M.P., Mr. Robert Sweeting, accompanied by his wife Maggie, all came to this special service in Cherokee to worship at Epworth Chapel. The message reminded us that all we have in life is provided by God and it is to Him we owe our thanks. The sermon was delivered by lawyer Hartis Pinder, a second-home Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@oii.netWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts ou to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote,Cherokee resident and frequent return visitor who presently resides in Nassau. Also present was Sen. Michael Bethel along with his wife and family all regular Epworth attendees.School NewsMid-term is over and only a few weeks left before it will be time for the end of term exams. The schoolchildren are collecting tins of food to be distributed to the old folks in the community for Thanksgiving, something they do every year. The headmistress said she wished to thank Epworth Chapel for beginning Kids Korner again as the children all enjoy it so much and really look forward to attending this after school activity. Vanda Bethel is coming into school each week and helping the children with Christmas crafts items and the students are preparing for the Christmas program The Littlest Christmas Tree which will be presented this year. my clothes attached itself to me but I managed to cling gamely to the gunwales and was hoisted back on board. The bruises and scrapes are now healing nicely. The cable was cut from the spool with a Skil saw and sealed tightly with duct tape, then landed in Casuarina Point with less incident than I did. I hitched a ride back to Cherokee in Cable Bahamas rented van and watched from the beach as the crew hauled the cable out of the water on that side. The cable is now in the process of being spliced at the Casuarina Point end to the spur cable the crew had previously laid off the main backbone that runs along the Great Abaco Highway. I was assured that this process was tedious and lengthy, taking upwards of fourteen hours to complete. When the system is finished, residents of Cherokee will have access to basic cable and in the future will have access to high-speed cable internet connections along with the rest of Abaco. Basically, this piece of cable costs more for Cable Bahamas to lay than we will receive back in subscribers its a goodwill effort, stated Mr. Brathwaite. Im sure residents of Casuarina Point and Cherokee will appreciate the connectivity. CableFrom Page 15Bahamas Development Bank SUB-OFFICE Bank of the Bahamas Building Bank Land & Woodstock P.O. Box F-42573, Freeport Fax: (242) 352-4166 Bahamas Development BankSmall and Medium BusinessGateway to the FutureWe provide Gateway Financing to Bahamian entrepreneurs with sound business ideas in many areas including:Agriculture Tourism Fisheries Light Industries Transportation Service Enterprises Micro Enterprises Other Commercial Enterprises CALL US AT367-2489 (Abaco) 327-5780 (Nassau) 352-9025 (Freeport)Bahamas Development Bank Cable Beach, West Bay Street P.O. N-3034, Nassau, Bah Tel: (242) 327-5780/6 Fax: (242) 327-5047 E-mail: dev.bank@batelnet.bsBahamas Development Bank SUB-Office Archer Plaza Queen Elizabeth Highway Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242)367-2489 Seasons Greetings Out Island Inter.Net Out Island Inter.Net Out Island Inter.Net Out Island Inter.Net Out Island Inter.NetHoliday Special Holiday Special Holiday Special Holiday Special Holiday SpecialDuring the month of December 2001 You can open a New Dial-Up Account withNO SET-UP FEE You save $45.00Accounts range from $15.00 per month to $50.00 per monthPay for 3 months in advance and save even more!If you want to get on the internet before the holidays and save the $45.00 Set-up Fee Give us a call at 367-3006 or 367-3839 or Stop by our office in Marsh Harbour We are open Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m .Open Your Own Account or Give One As A GiftOut Island Inter.Net Dial-up Service is FAST and RELIABLE (We maintained our service even during Hurricane Michelle) Our Digital Modems and Increased Bandwidth provide EASY access to the WWW. Our Friendly Staff is here to help you with your Set-up and to answer all your Internet related questions. We make the process simple. The Sign-up is fast and easy 10 minutes is all it takes. (No Passports necessary)We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

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22 The Abaconian December 1st, 2001 B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKI 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 More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 5 Gardeners Eden held their Christmas Open House on November 24 providing the public with many ideas for decorating their houses and yards as well as fabulous gifts for everyone. Ariel Sawyer is shown enjoying the evening along with many, many others. Jewels, Gems and More in down town Marsh Harbour held their annual Wish Day on November 24 giving the public many hours of delightful browsing. Beautiful jewelry along with helpful staff encouraged many to make purchases which are bound to bring pleasure to their recipients. The annual Boat Parade in Marsh Harbour will be held this year on December 14. Preparations will begin at 7 p.m. and 10 to 20 boats are expected to enter. The brightly decorated and lit boats will make wide circles around the dark harbour. Boats will range from sailboats with lights in the rigging to power boats and outboard boats with elaborate decorations. The parade will conclude with an impressive fireworks display over the harbour which is anticipated each year. The entry fee for boats is $20 The Boat Parade Committee is asking the community for donations for purchasing fireworks. The remainder of the funds will go to the Marsh Harbour Fire Department.Boat Parade Is Planned MARSH HARBOUR 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 NAPA GOLDFILTERSProvides just the boost your engine needs to give you the performance you want. ENGINE NEEDS A BOOSTER SHOT?

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December 1st, 2001 The Abaconian 23TT TT T el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 F F F F F ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com www www www www www .harbourviewhaven.com .harbourviewhaven.com .harbourviewhaven.com .harbourviewhaven.com .harbourviewhaven.com New Rental CottagesAll units Centrally air-conditioned Sattelite TV, Radio / CD / Tape Player Two bedrooms, Queen beds, 1 bath, Full kitchen, Living room Dining area, seats 6, Bahama room with queen Futon One bedroom, one bath, apartment, Overlooking the harbour Outside BBQ Grill Enjoy your own private Gazzebo and garden Harbour View HavenLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour Boat Yard Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat LiftServices include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Mechanical repairs Well stocked marine store (incorporating Triple J Marine Store)For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & dinnerPig Roast Every Sunday The St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour sponsored a dominoes night each week during November. This popular pastime provided much camaraderie for the men of the church Round Trip flights from Marsh Harbour/Treasure Cay & Ft. Lauderdale available daily for $175.00 Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Governors Harbour North Eleuthera Great Harbour Rock Sound Freeport Mexico Nassau Tampa Orlando Gainsville Cuba Cargo, freight, and charters anywhere in the world Charters available upon request 6-packs available F or Reservations call toll free 1 (866) FLY-AIRF or 1 (954) 359-7897 Fax: 1 (954) 359-7898 Best price for the best time.Air Florida Airlines 610 SW 34th St. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315 Air Florida AirlinesTHE AIRLINE THAT GETS YOU WHERE YOU NEED TO GOence? Is it because we are down the road in Murphy Town? Is it because many persons have a false concept of us and tell this concept to everyone they meet? Is it because we are a government school? Or is it out of ignorance that our detractors can do no better? Believe it or not, this matter was discussed at our monthly staff meeting. We are going into a very heavy public relations mode. We are going to pay for time on radio Abaco for a weekly time slot where we can highlight our students and staffs accomplishments. Look for other things we will be doing to take our great image to the residents of Central and South Abaco. We already took a PTA meeting to Sandy Point. Yes, we need many things and we have to work harder for those things than some other schools but we believe we still are the best on Abaco. So, please listen to us when we speak and our students speak. And read what happens to us. We are more than just a school; we are a family.Airport Is Crowded Once AgainWhen I took my daughter to the airport on November 25 to return to college, I did so with mixed feelings. As she had to wait in line one hour to check in, I saw how busy the airport was and I remembered how dead it was when I traveled on September 15. Persons were lined up for flights on American Eagle, Air Sunshine, Continental, Bahamasair as well as US Air. I sincerely hope this business continues as Abaco needs tourists and visitors. ShermanFrom Page 9

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24 The Abaconian December 1st, 2001 Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is Cherokee Fredericks AgencyBahamas Custom Brokers Import & Export Air & Sea Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay & Green Turtle CayP.O.Box AB-20468 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2333 Fax: 367-3136 Alburys TruckingBy William (Billy) Roberts I feel the need to opine on the terrorism subject that is on everybodys mind. The actions of a few religiously perverted individuals has caused us all to now be suspect of everybody of Middle Eastern decent. This is unfortunate, understandable but unfortunate. If you really want to get somebodys attention, your best weapon is something we all would rather not think about and that would be violence. If we used that violence in such a way that it occurred suddenly, without warning and with such devastation that it brought complete confusion to our enemy, then we will have conducted an act of terror. The term terrorism is self explanatory. It completely terrorizes its victims. What happened in New York on September 11 was a very masterful act of terrorism. It was very violent, it came without any warning and the devastation was so extreme that complete pandemonium ensued in the aftermath of the attack. The terrorists (cowards) achieved their objective. Now it is time for the United States Armed Forces and their allies to do us all proud (and they have so far) and bring their military might to bear upon the terrorists and their supporters, no matter who or where they might be. I dont mean to seem insensitive to some peoples opinions but in all sincerity I think we have passed the point of giving peace a chance. Peace, like its brother freedom, does not come about by chance. History has proven this over and over and a lot of brave souls have given the ultimate sacrifice in the process of obtaining and maintaining both. We had better come to grips with the fact that the mightiest nation upon the face of the earth, our most important friend and a great benefactor has been attacked and thus forever changed. I am not one given to dramatics, and I think the news media always overkills subjects of this nature. But the truth is that the terror attacks on September 11 are the singular most important acts that have contributed to changing everything for the western world. And Bahamians had better pay attention because if the United States were to suffer another catastrophe like the 9/11 attacks, God forbid, we will be in very serious trouble. Its bad enough now. To consider it getting any worse is unthinkable. Now, I know that there are those individuals who say that the U.S. was asking for this for a long time. What a terrible thing to say. Yes, the U.S. is guilty for having been so lax in the enforcement of their immigration laws, their unwillingness to share intelligence between various government agencies, their overindulgence in everything of a materialistic nature, etc. However, virtually every other country in the world has benefitted from the success of the United States and has engaged in and enjoyed much of what the U.S. has to offer. While there may be plenty of room to criticize, to say that they somehow deserve this attack is sheer hypocrisy. Historically, the U.S. has engaged in many foreign policy decisions that were not made with the greatest good of all parties concerned in mind. In fact, the U.S. is probably to a great degree responsible for much of the animosity that so many rag tag nations have towards them and it may be that some of that ill will has now reached the boiling point. However, a lot of the ill will generated towards the U.S. really comes about due to ancient historical events that shaped the course of history long before the birth of the United States. In the course of that history unfolding, the U.S. has found itself closely allied with the most important nation on earth, namely, that little piece of land we call Israel. And that, my friend, is the real issue here the conquest of Israel by the Arabic nations. The reason for this is because of a very old promise made to the father of the Jewish nation. We cannot possibly imagine the extreme resentment that the Arabic peoples have come to develop over the years towards the Jews as a result of this. We have seen the manifestation of some of this resentment the 9/ 11 attacks but we still cannot fathom the real depth of this hatred. Whether the U.S. is an overly indulgent capitalistic nation or just another name among names in the world in not the real reason for the attacks of 9/11. The fact that they are the greatest and most powerful ally to Israel is the real reason that they are so hated by the Arab/Muslim nations of the wold. Not to worry though, because the Osama bin Ladens of the world have a very limited role to play in history. Their inevitable demise will be a very terrible and complete one, and He who will bring it about is not neutral in anything. Therell be no straddling the fence, if you what I mean. I realise that there are many people whoViewpointThe Real Reason for Terrorismhave no idea what the cause of this trouble in the Middle East is all about. They also are very worried about what the outcome will be. I dont mean to be trite, but you will never have a clear understanding of either unless you look in the right places. Just a suggestion try the instruction manual more commonly referred to as the Holy Bible. There is just nowhere else that you will find a satisfactory explanation. You see, Truth cannot be destroyed. It can be hidden or distorted, but never destroyed. And Truth when it finally comes out where it can be seen clearly will destroy those who sought to destroy it and it will completely free those who sought to promote it. So. let us seek the Truth. Das nuff fa now.Wide Selection ofBahamian & Cook BooksCome and Check Us Out! Open Mon. Fri. 9-5 Sat. 9-12Abaco Shopping Center next door to Light Impressions Gift Items Gospel Music Bibles and Bible Cases Adult & Childrens Books Christmas Cards Kids Games & Puzzles WE MAKE RUBBER STAMPS TOO! BEACONS BOOK HOUSEPhone: 367-2326 Marsh Harbour, AbacoVisit our New Location across from Standard Hardware Seasons Greetingsfrom theManagement & Staff of National Marine Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center in The Abaconian office Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Carbonless Forms Office Stationary Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Wedding/Funeral Programs Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminations ...More Open 9am 5pm Mon. Fri. Dive Abaco!A Marsh Harbour Tradition Since 1978 Full Service Dive Center Resort BoutiqueFor a unique selection of holiday gifts stop by and visit us at our Conch Inn Location, and join us on Friday, December 14th, for some holiday cheer!Seasons Greeting from the Staff of... Seasons Greeting from the Staff of... Seasons Greeting from the Staff of... Seasons Greeting from the Staff of... Seasons Greeting from the Staff of...DIVE ABACO DIVE ABACO DIVE ABACO DIVE ABACO DIVE ABACOP.O. Box AB20555 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2787 800-247-5338 Fax: 242-367-4779 E-mail: dive@diveabaco.com www.diveabaco.comLocated at the CONCH INN MARINA Marsh Harbour Register to Vote

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December 1st, 2001 The Abaconian 25 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept. 367-2000 Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept. VHF Ch 16 Trauma One Ambulance Service 367-2911 Dundas Town Fire Dept. 367-2935 or 4935 Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc VHF 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 or Marsh Harbour. 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. Clinic.. 365-4028 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 .................... 365-5178 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, Cars.. 367-4643 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 OneWay / 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 Crossing BeachGreen 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..................... .....$$.............. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken.....$.............. 367-2615 Lacaye ............................ $.............. 367-4910 Mangoes ........................$$$.............. 367-2366 Mavis Country Kitchen.......$.............. 367-2002 Pops Place........................$....+..... 367-3796 Sapodill.. ........................$$$.............. 367-2498 Sharkees ............................$....+..... 367-3535 Snack Shack......................$....+..... 367-4005 Subway .............................................. 367-2798 Wallys............................$$$.............. 367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn .................$.............. 367-2022 Murphy Town Lazy Parrot SC Bootle Hwy........................... 367-5331 Hope Town Abaco Inn .......................$$$.............. 366-0133 Boat House ......................$$.............. 366-0065 Capn Jacks.......................$.............. 366-0247 Club Soleil......................$$$.............. 366-0003 Harbours Edge ................$$.............. 366-0087 Hollywood Temptations H T Harbour Lodge ...........$$.............. 366-0095 Munchies ...........................$....+..... 366-0423 Rudys Place..................$$$.............. 366-0062 Man-O-War Enas Place......................$$.............. 365-6187 Pavilion ..............................$.............. 365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................. 365-6380 Guana Cay Coco Paradise .................................... 365-5197 Guana Seaside ...............$$$.............. 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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26 The Abaconian December 1st, 2001 St. Francis de SalesLimited Openings Left for Pre-Kindergarten and Grades 9 & 10Contact Andrea Johnson Admissions Officer, for more information at 367-4399REGISTER NOW for January 2002 As Reported to Stephanie Humblestone While on mobile patrol in Marsh Harbour on October 26 two police officers arrested and charged a resident of the Mud for possession of a dangerous drug. A Crown Haven man reported on October 27 to Fox Town Police that sometime during October someone smashed a window at his house, entered and stole a satellite card valued at $200. A woman in Hard Bargain, Moores Island, reported on October 27 that her ex-boyfriend entered her home through a kitchen door, attacked and raped her. She was examined at the Moores Island Government Clinic and a medical report was submitted. A Coopers Town woman reported on October 28 that someone broke into Amandas Dry Store through a bathroom window and stole $300 in cash. A woman in Fox Town reported on Octo-Police Reporttruck caused damage to the side of his building roof, electrical wiring and meter box. The estimated damage was between $2000$3000. A Grand Cay man and woman were arrested on November 7 for possession of 28 small packages of cocaine and two small hand made cigarettes of marijuana. ber 28 that a 15 HP boat engine valued at $1000 was stolen from the utility room of her residence. Entry was gained through a man-hole. A Hope Town woman reported on October 30 that sometime the previous day someone broke in the residence of a second home owner located in the north end of Elbow Cay. Stolen were a Sony cassette player and a radio. A North Carolina visitor reported on November 1 that sometime the previous night someone boarded his yacht which was moored at the Conch Inn Marina in Marsh Harbour and stole $2000 in cash and other personal items. A resident of Eastern Shores in Marsh Harbour reported on November 2 that a Dewalt Grinder was stolen from his garage. He suspects two males known to him of the offence. Walkers Cay resident informed the Marsh Harbour Police on November 2 that someone stole seven fish pots valued at $650. A Grand Cay man was arrested A man reported on November 4 that while at the Lazy Parrot Restaurant and Bar on the highway north of Murphy Town someone broke into his 1993 Chevy Lumina and stole two Force Gate amplifiers, one JVC/CD player, one Epic Centre and Cross Over, together valued at $1900. A Marsh Harbour Mud resident reported on November 6 that someone broke into his residence and stole a $289 television set and a $150 tank of cooking gas. A Murphy Town resident reported on November 7 that a driver of Alburys Company 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 Little Harbour Gorgeous ocean front acre lots, electricity available. Call for details Man-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.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 REALTYMarsh 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. A 2000 sq. ft. home situated on a peninsula on Hope Towns picturesque harbour. Features 4 bedrooms with their own baths, a private office and extensive outdoor patios which allow you to take in the magnificent views, large dock to accomodate 2 large vessels. Call for details. 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. 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 It Pays to Advertise inThe AbaconianCall 367-3202 for information

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December 1st, 2001 The Abaconian 27 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" Box CarFrom Page 4 eras rolled. We are on Abaco for a week so we thought we would film over here, said Director Lee Stanley from the Los Angeles television series Dream Chaser. Mr. Stanley and his assistant, David Johnston, mingled with the crowds, interviewed people and expressed how much they were enjoying the day. The event was divided into the Junior Box car Division, ages 9-13 years, and the adult division, ages 14 and over. Each had two sections the standing start and the slalom. The results were as follows: Junior Slalom: !st Chris Gape, 2nd Justin Thompson and 3rd Bradley Albury. In the Junior Standing Start: 1st Corrie Engle, 2nd Chis Gape and 3rd Justin Thompson. The overall winner after tallying the points in the Junior Division was The overall winning box car in the Senior Division was The Cove Special entered by the Lighthouse Boys. Beautiful craftsmanship went into the building of the New Creation entered by Rick Sweeting and his father Ricky Sweeting. The craftsmanship is evident by the number of admirers. Justin Thompson. In the Senior Division Slalom: 1st the Lighthouse Marina boys, 2nd Ron Engle and 3rd Shane Cash. The Senior Standing Start: 1st Rick Sweeting, 2nd the Lighthouse Marina boys and third Ron Engle. The overall winner in the Senior Division was the Lighthouse Marina Boys. The Big Hill prize for originality awarded by Mr. Chester Thompson went to The Holy Roller A trophy presentation brought the day to a close along with a raffle drawing. Spectators strolled up and down the hill throughout the day patronising the many concession stands, the bake stand of Hope Town school and the food and beverage stands. The bake stand raised $400 and the T shirt booth $600. Many individuals helped to make the day a success. Outstanding organizer was Patrick Stuart assisted by Scott Patterson, Christine McCully and a special thanks to Ellen Hardy. 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654

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28 The Abaconian December 1st, 2001 Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned and Rehubbed Aluminum Brass Stainless Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum SandblastingPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays Charters & Water available on requestGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Call Rich or Melena Ph/Fax 242-365-5190 Central Abaco Port Authority 15 Nov 01 Board members decided to request a joint meeting with Council, Town Planning and a representative from Harbour View Marina ro review the entire marina situation. A letter was sent earlier to Harbour View Marina in Marsh Harbour demanding that three unauthorized piling adjacent to a boat lift be removed. A previous request from the marina to build a covered area for the boat lift had not been recommended. The chairman read a letter from Nassau giving permission for Vincent Higgs to construct a breakwater and filled area adjacent to the Jib Room on Pelican Shores. The Board had previously questioned his reclaiming the land. An boat license application for a freighter now under construction in Haiti was rejected as vessels of this nature must be registered by Nassau when all conditions are met. The Board was advised that Boat Harbours request to blast, dredge and deepen within their marina is under review by the Port Authority in Nassau. A letter of resignation by Edward Bo Roberts was received. Central Abaco Licensing Board 16 Nov 01 Extensive discussion followed the application by City Market, associated with Winn Dixie in Nassau, asking for approval in principle to open a supermarket adjacent to the Bristol Cellars building on the Union Jack Property in Marsh Harbour. Board members were concerned that the application requested permission for retail sales of groceries, meats, baked goods, delicatessen items, hosiery, seasonal flowers, gardening items and other items. The Board members felt that some of these items were outside the realm of a grocery store. After much discussion the application was passed in principle with a request to City Markets to clarify the merchandise according to the category groups listed on the shop license guidance sheet. The Board will then decide how extensive the license should be concerning the merchandise to be offered. Bellas, associated with Western Auto, was granted a license to sell furniture in the new building adjacent to Western Auto in Marsh Harbour. Central Abaco Hotel Licensing 21 Nov 01 The ten hotels in Central Abaco will be contacted to ensure that their hotel guest tax collections are submitted to the Administrators office by the 15th of the following month. Many of the hotels are delinquent in forwarding these taxes as required. One of the Boards mandates is to ensure that these room tax collections are paid in a timely manner. The Board, chaired by Mrs. Ruth Pinder, intends to be pro-active and will visit the local hotels in early January for a familiarization tour and to discuss the delinquent payments. Central Abaco Council 22 Nov 01 This Council meeting began with members of Town Planning and Mr. Troy Cornea of Harbour View Marina in attendance. Local government members and area residents have voiced concerns over the construction of a building on the site only four feet off the road. Plans had been submitted in August 2000 for the project and they were approved in principle at that time. Final approval was granted earlier this year. Part of the project Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Houses and Land For Sale or Rent Classified Advertisements REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE Helping people find their Dream Spot since 1978. Beach Front, Hilltop, Acreage, Residential, Commercial & Investment Property. We also have rental property available.LOCATED ON STRATTON DRIVE IN MARSH HARBOUR P.O. BOX AB 20404 ABACO, BAHAMAS 242-367-2719 FAX 367-2359 Abaco Real Estate Agency LtdTilloo 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 info 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 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 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE Local Government at Work Please see Local Govt. Page 30 For all your concrete needs specializing in Mixing and placement of concrete for all phases of constructionFULL LINE OF Benches Storage Sand & Rock Excavating Concrete Stepping Stones Planters Bird Baths Picnic Tables Hope Town, Abaco Tel: (242) 366-0168 Fax (242) 366-0122Abaco R Abaco R Abaco R Abaco R Abaco R oc oc oc oc oc k Ltd. k Ltd. k Ltd. k Ltd. k Ltd.Our Reputation Is Concrete

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December 1st, 2001 The Abaconian 29 Laines Kurls & KutsA Unisex SalonMatrix and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Tues. Sat 9am 5pm Phone 367-3623 Located in Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Fridges Washers Dryers Stoves Freezers Microwaves A/Cs Satellite TV Stereos Phones Car Radio/Amp SpeakersSales Service Repairs & AccessoriesAbaco Distributors Ltd. Tel: 367-2265 or 367-3042SALEVCRs$89.00SALE19 TVs$268.ooandAPPLIANCE CENTER ABACO STEREOFRIGIDAIRE CO 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 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 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 Treasure Cay 2 bed/1 bath furnished house on large property. Monthly or long term only. Call Donna at 367-3472 after 5 Cherokee Sound Yellowwood 1.3 acres overlooking Winding Bay, high elevation, great views. $75,000 Phone 366-2266 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, Cove Estates, recently built 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath, kitchen, dining room, living room, front room, laundry room, storage, single garage. Apartment 1 bed, 1 bath, kitchen, living and dining room, fully furnished, optional. Please call 242-367-5586 and leave a message. 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 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 LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A TT TT TEnjoy 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 REAL ESTATE SALESAbaco, Bahamas242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.comAffordable Property Select Homes 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. 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 78BDundas 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 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 ESTATEMarsh Harbour Duplex 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. $120,000. Call Charlotte at 3673201 days Marsh 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 Treasure Cay Marina homesite 71 feet of buikhead water frontage on Galleon Bay, great cove location already cleared with power, water and cable TV available, excellent view of Sea of Abaco. $89,000 includes all closing costs. 3658771 day or 365-8467 after 5. It Pays to AdvertiseThe Abaconian Texaco recently held an island wide promotion which rased money for the North Abaco Fire Committee which expects to buy a fire engine soon and the Marsh Harbour Fire Department which is expecting to build a fire station soon.

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30 The Abaconian December 1st, 2001 CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front Well Done Water MakersWell Done carries a complete line of Reverse Osmosis Desalinators. Sizes start at 100 GPD to 20,000 GPD We can install, service and maintain all of the equipment we sell and drill the neccessary water and drain wells to supply the units. Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841Well Done Water Well ServicesCall us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842Professionally drilled water and drain wells Serving all of Abaco including: Guana Cay, Elbow Cay, ManOWar Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour. We case all of our wells down to the water and use Professional well screen at the pump levels. Get your well done today to supply your water maker for your home or business. We also sell, service and install water makers included improvements over the water which Town Planning does not have jurisdiction over but which the Port Authority must consider. The approval process is clouded since the statutory boards only make recommendations which either Council can give an approval or for some projects approval must come from Nassau after receiving Councils recommendations. Waterfront projects are particular prone to scrutiny and may need approval from several boards or agencies. In the case of the Harbour View project, Town Planning gave an approval for marina improvements for which they did not have authority over. The applicant has apparently gone ahead with some aspects of the project which are believed to be outside the scope of the original application. Neither Council nor Town Planing could locate the applicants original plan and asked that he bring a copy to this meeting which he did. However, members were not certain that the plan presented matched their recollections of the original application. Chief Councillor Silbert Mills had contacted the Port Authority in Nassau and had determined that the over-water improvements were within the scope of the original seabed lease and therefore did not need further approval from Crown Lands. Town Planning members were not satisfied that this constituted approval to construct a building over the water without local Town Planning or Port approval. Additional discussion arose over the building foundation under construction apparently only four feet from the road on an inside curve in a high traffic area. Mr. Troy Cornea, representing Harbour View Marina, explained that the foundation actually measures eight feet from the road allowing space for a sidewalk and a four foot strip for landscaping the building wall. Mr. Cornea said verbal permission was obtained from the area Building Inspector, Mr. Edward Laroda. The building is a restroom block to service the new pool just installed between the road and the waters edge. Vehicle parking has been relocated to the owners lot across the street to make room for this pool project. Mr. Cornea said over half of the project budget has been spent based on the earlier approval. Mr. Mills explained that although permission appears to have been granted for some or all of the project, Council does not have the authority to give concessions or over-ride existing laws and that elements of the earlier approval appear to be against existing laws, particularly the setback requirements. Mr. Cornea gave nearby examples where buildings were close to the road. The kitchen at Mangoes and the deck steps at Sapodillys were pointed out by Mr. Cornea as examples where the setback is violated without creating any hardship. Works engineer for Abaco, Mr. John Schaeffer, explained that Mangoess building dates back into the 60s and the Sapodilly steps and deck are wooden and can be removed or altered without undue effort. They both are on the outside of a curve and do not hinder traffic visibility. The building now under construction is of reinforced concrete and will hinder visibility by being located on the inside of a curve. He further explained that among other reasons, setbacks are to allow for future road or other civil improvements and to avoid congestion. He thought the project had been halted several months ago pending resolution of the various issues. He said the foundation appears to be four feet from one of the busiest streets in town. A select committee is to visit the site and report to a special evening session of Council scheduled to meet on November 26. Administrator Hart advised that the proper procedure originally would have had the applications reviewed by various bodies prior to Town Plannings review and their subsequent recommendation to Council. This would include the area engineer, Public Health and others as appropriate. He felt that following this procedure would have prevented this type of error from happening. Experience has shown that this suggested review process materially delays the approval process, contributed Mr. Silbert Mills. Mr. Jason Swain, Deputy Chief Councillor, had promised his constituents to reduce red tape and get approvals more expeditiously. He was against adding any more layers of bureaucracy to the approval process which he feels is already too cumbersome. He wants these other agencies to attend Town Planning meetings and give their input at that time without causing further delay. Normal Council business began at 8 p.m. with Mr. Schaeffer advising members of five intersections in Marsh Harbour that are scheduled for improvements. Plans of the intersections were given each member. Extensive discussions followed on the dump maintenance contract. Issues discussed included the following:: the recording of minutes and what information is properly omitted or included. It was concluded that this is a subjective process without a definite answer. whether further discussions on the dump issue should be limited to those who attended the first meeting where the contract was originally reviewed. No conclusion was reached. whether the entire Council should be required to consider the awarding of major contracts in the future. It was concluded that a quorum is sufficient. how binding is a letter of intent which precedes an actual contract. This requires legal advice. the fact that the actual contract has not been formally issued. No conclusion was reached. The appropriateness of resolving major financial issues with only a quorum present without the full Council was discussed. They concluded that business should not be deferred to accommodate absent members. Various motions to resolve the dump situation were presented by the two voting members who had been present at the original August meeting. No motion received a second. For lack of any progress on the issue, the entire matter was dropped. Mr. Paul Swain, Chairman of the Licensing Board, was present and was asked to update Council members on the Solomons Abaco issue of their license calling for the sale of Wholesale and Retail Groceries. Their merchandise includes automobile batteries, air conditioners, bedding and other non-grocery items. Mr. Swain was wanting a definition of the club concept which is not defined in his licensing material although he is aware of club stores in Nassau and Freeport. A previous license held by Solomons Abaco used the word club. It was concluded that Mr. Conrad Knowles, Chairman of the Licensing Board in Nassau, will be invited to come and bring members up-to-date on this and other licensing issues. He will be contacted for a possible meeting on December 4. The four-hour meeting adjourned after 10 p.m.Local Government at Work Local Govt.From Page 28 Remember Register to Vote

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December 1st, 2001 The Abaconian 31 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 (11) 1250 gallon water tanks $1600 each, includes duty & freight. Contact Elbow Cay Properties at 366-0569 Lincoln 225 Amp elec welde r, face mask & rods, $475. Phone 365-8818 Handyman available Do you need something fixed? Call Brian 365-5153 evenings. Good references. 1996 Chevrolet S-10 extra cab sport side Pick up, 2.2 liter, yellow and white custom paint job, AM/FM/CD player, A/C, Make offer. Call 477-5950 97 Ford 150 XLT Pick-up Excellent condition. Fully loaded. $15,700. Call 359-6610 98 Ford Taurus Sta Wgn Leather interior, center console, alum wheels, 24 valve engine, low mileage, like new. 365-8818 98 Dodge Dakota Pickup SLT Club Cab, low mileage, beautiful condition. 365-8188 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 86 Ford Ranger ext. cab, new transmission, rebilt engine. $5,500. Call 367-5586 1991 Chevy Cavalier Convertible $3500 Good running ccondition. Ph. 367-4643 Two 140 HP Johnson Outboards, 1992, approx. 1500 hours each. Engines, gauges and controls $2500 OBO. Tel / Fax 242-365-6480 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 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats VEHICLES FOR SALEChristmas music Make your event a memorable one with the distinctive sounds of violin music. Please call Jennifer Hudson at 367-4009 ENTERTAINMENTLOST in Marsh Harbour on Nov. 9 1-inch round silver pendant, light blue stone with filigree design in stone. Call Erica at 366-4141 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALEAnything Under the Sun Construction specializing in stamped concrete, designed resurfaced concrete, wood decks and fiberglass pool installation. Call 477-5848 Swimming Pool Maintenance Splish, Splash Pool Service will stop you cleaning and keep you swimming. We offer bi-weekly service including chemicals Call 477-5848 J F A ConstructionJed Albury Owner 242-359-6994 PO Box AB20269 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 3672111 1973 Kenworth Tractorhead. Asking $5,000. Ph. 367-7004 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 28 Baja Twin Yamaha 200, LOADED, very well maintained, rigged for fishing, great for cruising and diving. Dry docked at Green Turtle Shipyard. $28,000 OBO 561-451-2122 28 Intrepid 1993 twin 200 HP Yamahas with low hours, radar arch with collapsible Bimini top, rocket launcher seat w/rod holders, swim platforms w/ladder, VHF, stereo, depth finder, fish finder, fresh water wash down, live well, running lights, forward seating, built-in cooler. $49,500 OBO 365-8771 day or 365-8467 after 5 p.m. 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. ENeds TLC (cosmetics onl) DUTY PAID. Price negotiable. Call 242-365-8749 for an appointment. 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 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 BUSINESS FOR SALEEstablished restaurant business for sale in marsh Harbour. Serious inquiries call Brenda 367-3767 Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Firehouse CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service Centerformerly Television Service Center S KWatermakers, Inc.AffordableReliable4256 North US 1 Ft. Pierce, Florida 34946 (561) 489-0852 Installation available in Abaco by Professional Service LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town, Abaco 150 to 100,000 Gallons Per Day Prices Starting at $2,450.00 U.S. Cost Check out our Website at www.skwatermakers.com[;\/-0Treasure Cay Resort is completing the dredging of their marina channel. The work was begun last spring with Bahamas Marine doing the initial work. They expect the channel will accommodate a six-foot draft vessel at normal low tide. They are also installing new day beacons to ensure safe passage Treasure Cay News through the channel. The Bahamas Billfish Championship will once again be holding one of their five competitions in Treasure Cay from May 12-17. The dredging now allows fishing boats to use their facilities. Because of the increased activity in the channel, the Texaco fuel tanker will be mooring near the seawall. The dock area has been expanded by approximately 100 feet to allow the fueling of up to three medium sized vessels at one time. The marina is well protected and has 150 fully functional slips. The Treasure Cay Hotel Resort and Marina is the largest hotel/resort facility in the Bahama Out Islands with 95 guest rooms. MERCHANDISE FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT LOST AND FOUND VEHICLES FOR SALE Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help? A low cost ad like this can bring fast results Call 367-3202 Fax 367-3201

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