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Abaconian ( 12-15-2001 )

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Title: Abaconian
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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 12-15-2001
Copyright Date: 2009

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Title: Abaconian
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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 12-15-2001
Copyright Date: 2009

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 1 VOLUME 9, NUMBER 24, DECEMBER 15th, 2001 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #5050 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 7571 N.W. 78th St. Medley, FL 33166-7530 Forward and Address Correction Schools Compete in Science FairStudents Study the Ocean Around Us for Their ProjectsBy Alice Bain The second annual all Abaco science fair was held at Central Abaco Primary School on November 28. This years theme was The Ocean Around Us and students from many schools on Abaco created exhibits to be shown at the fair organized by Ms. Beatrice Moxey, Vice-Principal of Central Abaco Primary. Sir Nicholas Nuttall of the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) attended the opening ceremonies and was the key note speaker. A science fairs a wonderful teaching tool, stated Sir Nicholas, citing the value of the scientific method and its value to students as an illustration of cause and effect. The farther you go into scientific investigation, the more interesting things you find. Sir Nicholas also gave a summary of BREEFs goal which is to preserve reef ecosystems in the Bahamas through education of students and the public. There is a very simple lesson to learn about any fish, said Sir Nicholas, and that is, if you go after it while it is breeding, you will lose your stocks of the fish. If you protect a fish adequately during its breeding season, the fish will flourish and you will have a sustainable fishery. A case in point is the state of Maine in the United States. They protected their lobsters some years back and now they have Please see Science Fair Page 22Santa Visits Toys for Tots DriveSanta made his appearance at the party held by the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club on December 9. The party was the climax in their drive to collect new toys to be distributed to needy children throughout Abaco. This annual event is well supported by the resi dents of central Abaco. Motorcyclists came from as far away as Florida to participate. There were games, rides, food and drink as wel l as a parade through Central Abaco. Treasure Cay Primary School students show off their floating trophy for winning the overall award in the Science Fair held at the Central Abaco Primary School. Standing behind are Mr. Jackson McIntosh, District Superintendent, Mr. John Hedden, one of the judges, Mr. Roodatram Kawalram, teacher at the Treasure Cay Primary School, and Sir Nicholas Nutall, founder of BREEF and guest speaker for the occasion.Talent Show Features StudentsForest Heights Academy provided family and friend with a great night of fun on November 28 as they showed off their talents. Shown above is a quartet which included Bianca Bethel, Ashley Roberts, Erika Lowe and Kristen Pearce. Robert Sweeting, MP for South Abaco, announced his decision to run for a third term as the Free National Movement candidate for South Abaco at a press conference held on December 7. Mr. Sweeting has represented South Abaco since 1992. It was his full intention not to seek another term as he felt that younger people needed to have a chance in government. However, Sen. Michael Bethel let him know that he was no longer in a position to accept the nomination for South Abaco.MP Sweeting Will Seek Third Term Please see Sweeting Page 2

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2 The Abaconian December 15th, 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. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404Mr. Sweeting has always felt a commitment to his country. He lives by the quote, Ask not what the country can do for me but what I can do for my country. He plans to win and it is his intention to serve for the entire five years. Although the date of the election has not been announced, the current five-year term will be complete in March 2002. SweetingFrom Page 1 Mr. Robert Sweeting, MP for the South Abaco Constituency Artists Show WorkBy Isobel Sherman On December 8 and 9 the Bahamas National Trust held its annual Jollification at its Retreat in Nassau. Jollification is a display of all sorts of arts and crafts from fine paintings to straw work. Artists from all over The Bahamas have their work on display and for sale. This year Abaco led the Family Island contingent with the most artists from a Family Island displaying their work. Marjolein Scott showed her watercolours on silk as well as her cards, prints and journals. Colette Rolle displayed her paintings with oil. Harriet Thompson, the Basket Lady, showed her pieces made from casuarina needles. Karen McIntosh of Abaco Ceramics presented her new line of Christmas ornaments. Rome Heyer displayed her stained glass and Sherri Roberts showed her varied talents in craft work. Kim Roberts had on display her bags and cushions as well as quilts. This group of artists was very excited about the event.U.S. Sends New AmbassadorBy Isobel Sherman Mr. J. Richard Blankenship has been appointed the new Ambassador from the United States to The Bahamas. Mr. Blankenship, a Florida native, presented his credentials to the Acting Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Ivy Dumont, in a ceremony held recently at Government House. Mr. Blankenship is looking forward to his tenure as ambassador as he was quoted as saying he is no stranger to the Bahamas. He is interested in developing distance learning facilities for Bahamians through his Alma Mater, Florida State University, which is a leader in developing courses for students who cannot attend school on campus. Courses may be available for primary and secondary students as well as college level. His wife, a veterinarian is active in humane society work. Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Greater Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Touch of Class, Treasure Cay, 367-2536Pilot Club Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Bayview Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-3114 National NewsMerMer MerMer Mer rr rr r y Christmas and a Pr y Christmas and a Pr y Christmas and a Pr y Christmas and a Pr y Christmas and a Pr osperosper osperosper osper ous New Yous New Y ous New Yous New Y ous New Y earear earear ear Abaco Beach Resort Christmas Day Brunch Christmas DinnerBacon, Sausage Home Fries Grits Eggs Benedict Omelette Station Fruit Platter Cream of Pumpkin Soup with Crab Meat and Green Peas Assorted Garden Greens & Dressing Cole Slaw Potato Salad Vegetable Chicken Pasta Salad with Pineapples Carving Station: Roasted Prime Rib of Beef Grapefruit & Cranberry Marinated Roasted Christmas Turkey Jack Daniels Teriyaki Glazed Smoked Ham Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi Grilled Pineapple & Roasted Root Vegetable Stuffing Freshly Whipped Wasabi Enhanced Potatoes Honey Cinnamon Glazed Sweet Potatoes Assorted Garden Vegetables Freshly Baked Pastries and Desserts$28.50Gratuity Not Included Cream of Gingered Carrot Soup Choice of Garden Salad or Caeser Salad Sea Breeze Roasted Christmas Turkey or Christmas Ham With Grilled Pineapple and Roasted Root Vegetable Stuffing and Sweet Potatoes$19.50Or Grilled Rib Eye Steak Served on Glazed Sweet Potatoes and Green Peppers$28.50Or Pan Seared Coconut Grouper on Shrimp & Vegetable Enhanced Basmati Rice$28.50Homemade Frozen Strawberry & Mango Parfait On Chocolate Cookie, Kiwi Coulis All Main Courses Come with Soup, Salad and Dessert Gratuity Not Included Dinner 6 p.m. 10 p.m.

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 3 SALESALE SALESALE SALE SALE Merchandise For Bargain Hunters Big Discounts Bargains Galore!! See New Christmas Items Housewares 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! 20%20% 20%20% 20% 20%20% 20%20% 20%

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4 The Abaconian December 15th, 2001 Collins Ave., Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2601/2 Fax: (242) 367-2731 Choice Meats Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand Names Nabisco Murrays Duracell Bluebird Wise Quaker Del Monte Gatorade DISTRIBUTORS IN ABACO FOR Open 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday COMPLETE GROCERY LINE SOLOMONS SOLOMONS ABACO LTD A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Shop Safe! Shop SmartShop Solomons! Coming to Marsh Harbour? Need to rent a car for a day?Rental Wheels across from Boat HarbourTel: 367-4643 ENQUIRE ABOUT OUR RATES Attention Outer Cay ResidentsTragic Death in Little HarbourThis fall the peaceful calm of Little Harbour was shattered by the brutal death of one if its few long-term, year-round residents. Duck, or Duckie as he was affectionately called, had been a resident of Little Harbour for approximately eight years. A survivor of multiple hurricanes which he bravely rode out on the dock and barracuda attacks which left one foot mangled, he took to the water like a duck, it was often said. Ironically, Duckie met his brutal fate on land, not water. Found dead on the beach, Duckie was the victim of a vicious canine attack, according to local medical and forensic experts. Questions regarding the actual time of death have been raised by persons who appeared suspiciously at the crime scene soon after Duckies tragic demise. Observations were made that the victim appeared quite pale and had a weathered beak, insinuating that the victim had been dead for some time or perhaps was chronically ill and may have died of natural causes. It was also suggested that perhaps the canine bite marks about Duckies neck were made posthumously when the suspect canine, who had a prior record of similar-species assaults, simply moved the victim to straighten up the beach a bit. Well, even in the prime of his health, Duckie was always pale. This is easily explained, given that he was white and it is also surmised that his water-repellent oil which allowed water to roll off his back in the proverbial manner may have provided some UV protection as well. The weathered beak hypothesis is easily explained by observing the beaks of other residents of Little Harbour, a settlement known for premature beak weathering. Sadly, since there were no eyewitnesses to this tragic death, an arrest is not likely. Duckie is survived by his grieving lifemate, Duck Too. Any information regarding this brutal death may be reported to settlement authorities who can usually be show will be on December 21st and their traditional annual Christmas play will take place sometime during that same week, two special nights you wont want to miss. The traditional Community Candlelight Service will be on December 23rd which always draws a full house and the excitedly expected visit from Santa will, of course, be on Christmas Eve, December 24th. You may recall he arrived last year on a motorized sleigh along with an Elf and an Elf Baby to help him hand out the gifts he brought along from The North Pole.School NewsEven though the students are having exams, they still have time to practice for the annual Christmas program which is entitled The Littlest Christmas Tree and will be presented at the schoolhouse on the evening of December 19th. South Abaco Newsfound at Petes Pub in Little Harbour.Cherokee SoundBy Lee Pinder Everywhere Cherokee is getting ready for the holidays with Christmas decorations going up and lots of outdoor lights that cant help but put everyone in the holiday spirit. Christmas carols can be heard and there are lots of extra activities planned for the up coming weeks. First will be a special evening service at Epworth Chapel on the l6th of December for a presentation by the Kids Korner group to do their Bible recitations, sing some special songs and receive their awards. We are sure all the parents will want to attend this special night. Next, we understand, there is a Holiday Puppet Show in the works at the Assemblies of God Church that is not just for the children, but for the grown-ups, too. This Please see South Page 29 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 Solomon Bros. Compliments of the Season from... Compliments of the Season from... Compliments of the Season from... Compliments of the Season from... Compliments of the Season from... Abaco Beach ResortNew Years Eve Gala 2001Five Course Meal Featuring:Cognac-mango Glazed Roasted Prime Rib of Beef Roasted Cornish Game Hen with Seafood Wild Rice Stuffing Grouper Piccata served on Yellow Pepper Flavoured Tomato Fettuccine Conch Chowder & Chicken Souse Available starting at 11:30 p.m.Live Entertainment will be provided by The Spank Band with K.B. & Ira StorrCocktails starting at 6 p.m. with Dinner starting at 7 p.m. Dinner Reservations in Anglers only $45.00 per person (Gratuity Not Included) New Years Gala Event in the Marquee will be $150.00 per personTickets Now AvailableChampagne Toast at Midnight

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 5TT 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 School NewsAgape Christian SchoolAgape Christian Schools K-5 class put into practice the words of Jesus Christ, It is more blessed to give than to receive when they visited the Central Abaco Primary School on November 23. Led by their class teachers, Mrs. Margaret Burrows and her assistant, Mrs. Tannah Newbold, the K-5 students met with nine of the fifteen students who are in the School Lunch Programme at that school and presented them with food items which they had collected. Ms. Beatrice Moxey, Vice Principal of the school, thanked the Agape students for their kind gesture as well as for the songs and recitations rendered prior to the presentation to her students.Forest Heights AcademyForest Heights Falcons once again prove to be high-flyers. Dressed in their new blue and white baseball uniforms, the Junior and Senior Boys baseball teams traveled to S.C. Bootle High School for a Baseball Jamboree on November 9. Also invited were the West End All Stars from Grand Bahama. The day began with the Junior boys defeating the Abaco Central High School team with a score of 6-2. They later tied S.C. Bootle with a score of 7-7. The intermediate team held the West End All Stars at bay until the third inning when they allowed three home runs and lost 5-0. But the guest All Star team could not hold heir lead when it came to a combined All Star team of S.C. Bootle and Forest Heights Academy. The day was highlighted by a visit from Greg Burrows, a Bahamian pro player for the Atlanta Braves minor league team. He attended the event to scout for talent among Northern Bahama baseball players. According to coach Geoffrey Victor, Mr. Burrows was very impressed with Clayton Lowes pitching and the skills of Andrew Nottage and Andrew Charles, all on the Junior team. Neil Lowe and Brenton Russell of the Senior team also caught his eye. It was an important day for all ambitious young players.Abaco Central HighExam Time ComingThe end of term exams at Abaco Central High School begin on December 11 and go through December 18. These are the official dates set by the Ministry of Education. The last day of school for students is December 19 and the last day for teachers is December 20. School reopens on January 7th and report card day is January 11, 2002.Radio Program Has BegunAbaco Central has a weekly radio program Happenings at ACH. Each Thursday from 3:30 to 4 p.m. anchors Michelle Thurston and Ronnie Ferguson and sports broadcaster Devaughn Edgecombe broadcast the happenings at ACH. The students write the stories themselves. So far they are having fun and the fedback from the community has been positive.Racquets DonatedOne person has answered the plea for tenThe kindergarten class at Agape Christian School collected food and presented it to underprivileged children at the Central Abaco Primary School. Please see School Page 30 Shop& Save MERRMERR MERRMERR MERR Y CHRISTMAS Y CHRISTMAS Y CHRISTMAS Y CHRISTMAS Y CHRISTMAS Shop, Save &WIN!From now until December 24th, 2001 any purchase of $50.00 or more enters you to win: Washing Machine Boys or Girls Bicycle Free Shopping Sprees Hams or Turkeys and Much More...Drawing will be held Monday, December 24th, 2001 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) 367-5767

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6 The Abaconian December 15th, 2001 SC Bootle Highway 3 1/2 Miles outside Marsh HarbourJoin us for some of the best Bahamian Dishes you will find in Abaco at affordable prices.For Dinner Reservations Call Us Tel: 367-5331 or 367-5333 Look For Our Sign! Looking For ALooking For A Looking For ALooking For A Looking For A New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To DineThe Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy ParrotMonday Sunday Lunch 11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Happy hour Weekdays 5:30 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy our Bahamian Breakfast! Saturday Morning 8 10 a.m. Sunday Breakfast 9 11 a.m. Caribbean Constructors Ltd.&Abaco Concrete & Building Supplies Ltd.thanks you for your support and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Concrete Blocks Sand & Quarry Cracker Dust Rock Local & Imported Pea Rock Imported Stepping Stones in various patterns 18 X 18 24 X 24 Hydraulic Fittings & Hoses Monday Thru Friday 7 am to 4 pm P.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: (242) 367-2502 North AbacoMrs. Albia Dugger of the Norcross Wildlife Foundation presented a check for $10,000 to Administrator Ivan Ferguson and the North Abaco Fire Engine Committee to be used for the purchase of a fire engine. Mrs. Dugger is a second home owner in North Abaco. Looking on are members of the Fire Engine Committee, Fr. Kenneth MacKenzie and Mr. Eric Collie. The Social Services Department office in North Abaco organized a special service honouring the Precious Pearls, the elderly of North Abaco. The serivce was held on December 2 at the Full Gospel Assembly of God in Treasure Cay with Minister Cecil Forbes bringing the message. Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to choose from All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount$945 23 Albury Bros$840 22 Boston Whaler$798 20 Albury/Hydra$770 18 Privateer$560 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 7 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 BIKESA meeting was held for Local Government and other government agency leaders on December 5 to inform them of a coastal zone management study that is being undertaken covering the entire Bahamas. Mr. Veljko Sikirica, a projects manager for the Inter-American Development Bank, gave the basic idea of the study. The group informed the meeting that a preliminary two-month study will be undertaken by Mr. Scott Horsley of the Horsley and Witten Company which will outline the course of action for the study. Mr. Horsley explained that his company will prepare two papers. The first will be an issues paper to give a clear understanding of the issues. The second paper will give guide lines in an outline form for doing the coastal zone study. The two men were accompanied by Mr. Pericles Maillus and Mr. Eric Carey, cochairmen of the Wetlands Committee of the BEST Commission. Mr. Maillus explained that the project will be a joint effort of the Bahamian government and the Inter-American Development Bank. The study will be a comprehensive, integrated guide for development. It will take into consideration preservation and conservation and how and where development will cause the least amount of damage. It will study many problems which face the country in trying to preserve the delicate environment at the same time allowing development to continue. Development of any type does impact on the environment negatively but this study will assist government and be guidelines for developers to follow. The men would like to have a clear set of standards and policy which will control future development. One idea which they promoted was to have a comprehensive set of clear composite maps which could be overlaid. These could show many different aspects of the environment. CHEROKEE AIRCharter Service Flights to all points in the Bahamas and FloridaP.O. Box AB-20485 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas 242-367-2089 242-367-2613 242-367-2530Call us for ratesA meeting to inform local leaders of a proposed coastal zone management study was held in Marsh Harbour on December 5. It will be a joint effort of the Bahamian government and the Inter-American Development Bank. Shown above are, l. to r., Mr. Pericles Maillus on the Wetlands Committee, Mr. Scott Horsley, a consultant, Mr. Eric Carey on the Wetlands Committee, and Mr. Veljko Sikirica from the Inter-American Development Bank.Coastal Study Will Be Comprehensive Please see Coastal Study Page 21

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8 The Abaconian December 15th, 2001 The Editor Says The meaning of Christmas 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 Columnist / Graphic artist:Timothy Roberts Contributors: Pat Elkins, Lee Pinder, Kathy Weldon 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 . .Peace and GoodwillChristmasEver since I can remember Christmas has been my favorite time fo year. Even in time of tribulations I still like the Christmas season. One of the joys of living in The Bahamas is being able to talk about the real meaning of Christmas in the religious sense. I could do that in the United States as a youngster but the Supreme Court decisions took that away several years ago along with prayer in public schools. Here I can have a manger scene in my classroom, I can talk of the birth of Jesus with my students and we can play carols if we wish. The privilege of doing these things is something we take for granted. One of my favorite issues of the Nassau Guardian is the one that comes out at Christmas with messages from religious leaders in the country. I enjoy reading their messages so much. This year Christmas for many will have added significance, especially for Americans. For some their loved ones will be fighting a war. For others, it will be their first Christmas without a loved one, maybe lost in the events of September 11 or in the plane crash. For others, it may be that the world events have made them turn toward God and become closer to Him. Maybe for all of us we realize more deeply our own mortality but with the very bright op of immortality in a much better place. This year my Christmas feeling actually started in October when my daughter started telling me how wonderful the Christmas decorations were in stores in West Palm Beach.. Then on Thanksgiving it was the first time she was able to see on television the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. These seem like simple things, but they are beautiful moments and make a person feel happy and filled with the Christmas spirit. The Christmas open houses in our local stores add to the spirit of Christmas. This year again I will love it as my daughter and I drive around at night and see the Christmas lights and decorations. We will decorate our tree and house, we will bake, go to mass and enjoy each others company. For Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus and the season when just about the whole Christian world pauses and really means, Peace on earth, good will toward men.ScholarshipsTwo conversations in the past two days cause me to write about Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship Foundation. It is generally assumed by many persons that students are on full scholarships from Abaco Pathfinders. The truth is only Keora Brown, who is attending college Louisiana State University, is on a full scholarship but that is provided by the Prime Time Foundation. The scholarships awarded by Pathfinders vary according to the student but for many including my daughter it was one thousand dollars a year for the four years which is far from a full scholarship.Parking WoesYou park your car in front of the Chemist Shop. You go in to make a purchase and when you come out, behold, you are blocked in because a vehicle has parked directly behind you. Ever happen to you? It is not just there but in many other places as well. Parking is at a premium in downtown Marsh Harbour especially on Fridays. It shows how much Abaco is growing and it shows that Town Planning must now see about areas reserved for parking when plans for new buildings are being submitted. By S. Timothy Roberts It is pleasing to see, even in the winter of our discontent, the spirit of Christmas remains strong. The love, joy and peace of the season has permeated beyond the awful events of the past year. After the events on September 11 there is still much anxiety and uncertainty, especially in the travel and tourism sectors, but confidence is returning. Wall Street has been in a state of flux since the event, yet it has not fallen to an irreparable state. Consumer spending is once again gaining momentum for the Christmas holiday. Though businesses may not be earning quite as much as previous years, things are not altogether that bad. The violence in the Middle East is persisting. Israel and Palestine are intensifying acts of aggression against each other and the United States continues its onslaught against Afghanistan and terrorism. There is a sense of unrest across the rest of the world. Things outwardly reek of doom and gloom but the cheer of the season seems to loom brighter and stronger. The sense of fear and uncertainty have been locked outside in the cold as families prepare to celebrate the holiday together in the comfort and security of their homes. Nestled within their homes, far removed from the fury, families in The Bahamas and specifically on Abaco will begin preparing their holiday meals, rechecking gift lists and put the finishing touches on decorations. Families sitting and chatting, gesticulate in Bahamian fashion about the excitement of years past and anticipation of whats to come. It is one of the most wonderful times of the year. It is a time to focus on togetherness, love and the appreciation simply for the gift of life and of others. With probably the most celebrated holiday just a mere ten days away, the spirit of Christmas is growing in the hearts of many all around the world. As the day approaches let us consider the true heart and meaning of Christmas. Two thousand years ago God gave the greatest gift of love to the world, a gift of epic magnitude. If we recognize nothing else save the spirit of this gift, then we can begin to truly know the joy and love that is provoked by this holiday as we envision the picture of the Son of God as a babe in a manger. Two thousand years later the world is not the same. But the gift and its spirit has suffused all the ages in between and has survived until today. So today, as we prepare to celebrate this holiday, I implore you to consider the spirit of Christmas and share the joy and love of the season with family and friends. Spend the Christmas holiday as it ought to be, a time for sharing gifts, joy and love. It is a time of family and togetherness. On this note I wish upon you all the wonder joyous Christmas Day filled with family and love. Merry Christmas to you all. Another Christmas season is fast approaching. We feel it in the air, we see signs of it everywhere, we hear it on the radio and television, our schedules are busier, our lives more hectic. So much has to be done. Presents to buy, decorations to put up, parties to attend, shopping for new furniture for our homes, school programs to attend, special services at our churches, Christmas goodies to bake and all the other activities that are associated with Christmas. All these activities we enjoy but they keep us rushing about. We all get caught up in the frantic rush to accomplish so much. But this year is different. We all have memories of what we saw on television of the terrorist attack on the World Trade buildings and the Pentagon. We have realized that many people were affected whose lives will never be the same. They lost fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, sons, daughters and friends. The anguish was felt around the world. For them this will be a wrenchingly sad Christmas to endure. The terrible attacks on the United States which occurred on September 11 have changed the world forever. Gone is the innocence of our lives, the casual trust we had in one another. The United States is now at war with terrorists. At this time the action is confined to Afghanistan but the conflict will not end there. After Afghanistan action will move to other countries which harbour these men. And that conflict could last for months or even years. Of even more concern is the escalating conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. That situation is dangerous and could flare up into a major problem with little warning. The world situation looks perilous. People in the our part of the world are now having to adapt to a different world, one of insecurity and fear. It is changing the attitudes and ways of life for many of us. People fear to fly or to cross high bridges or to work in high rise buildings. Parents are afraid to let their children go on field trips. Some are buying gas masks and emergencies supplies in fear of additional attacks. The financial world has been in turmoil. Travel has been curtailed, particularly to large cities. Some are moving away from the center of cities to less populated areas. Here on Abaco we are directly affected. Perhaps in our day-to-day living, we do not see changes. We go about our lives the same as we did last year and the year before. But we have to remember that our life blood is tourism. It affects everyone of us on Abaco. Maybe not directly but our growing economy is directly dependent on our visitors. At this time we are wondering what the upcoming season will be like. Will people restrict their travel to Abaco? Will they hesitate to fly to Florida? Will they hesitate to leave their homes where they feel secure? How badly will our economy be affected? Developers will be hesitant to invest in large projects with world travel in flux. Although the world scene does not look good, we need to stand back and look from a distance. Our problems are just little blips on the time line of history. Some things in life that loom so threateningly are not that important when considered in the overall scheme. If we think of our petty day-to-day problems, they are insignificant when we really consider them. We are approaching a very important time of the year, the celebration of the birth of a baby born two centuries ago who changed the world forever. The Christ Child arrived inconspicuously to poor humble parents in a tiny town in a country occupied by a superpower. However, His arrival was of such importance that it is the pivotal point of our history. Generations before His arrival anticipated it and centuries later we are still commemorating it. He came to bring us peace and good will to man. But so many of us do not take the time to allow His peace and happiness to fill us. As we approach the Christmas season, we can be renewed, not by all the pageantry and commercialization of our surroundings, but by personally approaching the manger in worship and adoration just as the Wise Men did to realize the inner peace and happiness that only He can give. He can bring about profound changes in us that can give us the strength to cope with whatever our situation is. It is through the Babe of Bethlehem that we can love one another, that we have compassion on our fellow man, that we can forgive one another. If we renew our faith at the manger, we can deal with whatever our situation in life. We will have an improved attitude and consideration for one another. This does not mean we will not have problems, but we will have the strength and endurance to cope with our problems. We do not know what the future holds but we can have the faith that all will be well with us. He can bring solace to the families and friends of those who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks just as He can bring us peace. Our wish for you is that you will worship at the manger this Christmas season and that you will have your strength renewed. May you have a truly meaningful holiday. And may you leave the manger a better person to face the new year with love and kindness, with an appreciation and compassion for our fellow man.Dave Ralph

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Dec 01 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Brand PartsHardware & Fastenersfor Homeowners and ContractorsPlumbing Supplies Water HeatersYour largest choice of economical Gas AppliancesAt the traffic light in Marsh Harbour PaintsTown Planning Is Not Doing Its JobDear Sir, Recent events have exposed the true nature of the Central Abaco District council and the Town Planning Committee. I refer to the new building under construction at Harbour View Marina. Town Planning failed miserably by allowing this building to sit less than three feet from Queen Elizabeth Drive and it effectively will eliminate visibility around this busy curve. This project will hamper any future road widening to the only approach to the cul de sac (dead end) that encompasses the residential areas of Boat Harbour, Little Orchard, Eastern Shores and Pelican Shores which still have much land to be developed. There were numerous other violations of the law committed by the District Council in allowing this project to proceed and the building continues to proceed without necessary staged building inspections. The Council is aware of their error but is reluctant to rescind the approval for fear of being sued so they prefer to continue to create a traffic hazard and future traffic nightmare rather than do the right thing. The approval of this project was in the process for more than a year as it was consistently deferred. Then it finally squeaked through Town Planning. Since construction began, the project has been halted on numerous occasions but the Council seems determined to push this one through despite other government departments objecting and its obvious errors and infractions of the law. Their decision will result in bigger problems with time but when the people wake up to the facts, the Council will be long gone. Shouldnt they be held liable for creating such a hazard? A serious problem. It will definitely produce a dangerous situation and the Council has been made aware of the hazard. Should someone get hurt, litigation against the Council for knowingly creating this public liability should not be difficult. Because of this precedence the Town Planning committee now cannot refuse anyone wishing to build three feet from any public road and create other traffic hazards. It is ironic that the government is currently widening the road at the traffic light and taking away the property for road widening in front of Corner Value, B & D Marine and Barclays while less than a half mile away on the same road they are allowing Harbour View Marina to build in the area normally reserved for road widening. So why did thy allow it and continue to push for it? It stinks and needs to be investigated! How did they miss the building set back in the drawings? It is the first and most important thing that they should be looking for. The people of Marsh Harbour should demand the resignation of the Council as they obviously do not look at the plans and have demonstrated that they are not concerned with the public welfare. If they had any dignity, they would step down for their serious blunder. If it was private enterprise, they would have been fired on the spot for gross negligence. A concerned residentAbaco Needs To Speak UpDear Editor, Its been two years since Hurricane Floyd ravaged Abaco. The hurricane of the century! It took houses, roofs, docks, boats and even some of our sanity. It also appears to have taken our government as well. The absence of government support has been shocking. It is a good thing Abaco people know how to take care of themselves. The only government agency Floyd could not get rid of was the tax collector. Abaco continues to give way more than it gets, but this is nothing new. This has been going on for two different administrations. Its interesting how there is no money for roads or an airport or a decent school with a sporting facility but our government can waste twenty million dollars a year on Bahamasair. We cannot get a dock facility or sidewalks for our tourists but our government can waste twentyfive million dollars a year on ZNS. These two businesses can and should be run by the private sector. Can you imagine what we could do with forty-five million dollars? I can. The thing is, Why is Abaco always at the short end of the stick? Maybe it has to do with us. You know the saying the squeaky wheel gets the grease. On Abaco we say nothing, not a squeak. Maybe we have done it for ourselves for so long and have become so apathetic towards what government has done with our money to demand better. When was the last time you wrote or called your PM or MP? I know Mr. Ingraham thinks this is his government, but isnt it our government? Or do we live in a democratically elected dictatorship? Is it OK that our children have to go to schools where the toilet does not work, where the lights dont work, where they have to go to other islands to compete in sports because we have no facilities? We know what we get when we stick our heads in the sand. Think about this for a moment. The government has collected in excess of seven million dollars in departure taxes in the last ten years. How much have they spent on our airport? We have been getting a new airport (much needed!) for ten years. This is our money but we dont want to get involved. As a result Abaco continues to be out of sight and out of mind in the governments eyes. Until we get involved and demand more, we will continue to live in a democratic dictatorship. Centralized government will never change until we make it happen. Local government will never exist until we take the power back. This community called Abaco is a powerful financial contributor to the public treasury. There is no reason for us to take this poor treatment. The question is do you want it to be better and what are you willing to do about it? Call your Prime Minister Ingraham at 242-327-5826 or write to P.O. Box CB 10980, Nassau, Bahamas. Call your MP Robert Sweeting at 367-3877 or write P.O. Box AB 20012, Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Do your job to make sure that they do their job. In all the years I have been reading The Abaconian the only time I have seen people outraged and active was on the subject of a pool in Hope Town. How can a pool upset so many people when we cant even get a traffic light replaced in Marsh Harbour. What will it take to move us to action? Lets Bring About Changes Located upstairs in D & S Plaza Marsh Harbour, Abaco Offering a wide variety of Shoes & Accessories Shoe GalleryAbacoThe Store For AllChristmas Inventory now in stock

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10 The Abaconian December 15th, 2001 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 2AWANA Clubs Are ActiveThe second week-end in November was a busy one for the leaders of the AWANA Clubs at Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel. On November 10 they attended a conference at New Plymouth Gospel Chapel which was hosted by the AWANA Leaders at that church. The conference was conducted by Kendall and Lucille Jones, the AWANA missionaries for The Bahamas. On November 11 the first ever AWANA Sunday was held at Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel. The leaders, clubbers and many of their parents and other relatives attended the Church News11 a.m. service. Dressed in their uniforms and with the flag bearers carrying the Bahamian flag, the Christian flag and the AWANA flag, the leaders and clubbers made an impressive sight as they marched into the sanctuary accompanied by the AWANA song. The entire service was conducted by the leaders and the Sparks, Chums and Pals participated by saying the mottos and Bible verses for each club.Seminars Are ScheduledA Health Expo will be held at the Marsh Harbour Seventh-day Adventist Church on January 9-10 followed by a Natural Remedies Seminar on January 10-17. These will focus on preventive medicine, lifestyle rehabilitation, health education and controlling and eliminating chronic diseases. AWANA Club members were featured at a special AWANA service at Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel last month. The club members displayed their flags dressed in their colorful uniforms. Please see Church Page 35 CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTIONCAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTIONCAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTIONCAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION Open Daily 5 pm Until Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 5pm 7pmMonday Monday Night Footbal l Bucket O Beer $9.00 Two For Tuesdays Happy Hour 2 for 1 Well Drinks Wednesday Beat the Clock Happy Hour 5:00 pm 5:30 pm Drinks $2.00 5:30 pm 6:00 pm Drinks $2.50 6:00 pm 6:30 pm Drinks $3.00 Thursdays Ladies Night Two glasses of wine free Men $20 @ the door (includes 2 drinks)Fridays 2 for 1 Well Drinks during Happy HourFree Hors Douevres Fridays & Saturdays Disco at 9:30 pm Until Sundays open 1 pm for Football Bucket O Beer $9.00 Ladies Night & DiscoMemberships Available for Disco AdmissionPhone: 367-2733 Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh HarbourDress Code Enforced for DiscoPool Table & DartsMusic & TV Open for Breakfast & Dinner Closed Tuesdays Located at the Dolphin Beach Resort Great Guana Cay, Abaco 365-5137 or VHF 16 Bahamian Dining with a Funky Twist Dinner Reservations by 5 pm Wishing you a Happy Holiday Time Filled with Love & Good Cheer!

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 11 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 INTERIOR EXTERIORLATEX FLAT WHITEOffer good while supplies last Monty Albury Scholarship AnnouncedBy Kathy Weldon Monty Albury of Sea Spray Resort and Marina on Elbow Cay recently passed away at the young age of 38. As his obituary stated in the October 1st edition of The Abaconian He can be considered a victim of Hurricane Floyd as his illness began with arsenic poisoning that he was exposed to as a result of burning pressure treated lumber . in the clean up after the storm. Those who knew Monty and know his family, marveled and admired the bravery and grace with which he, his wife Ruth and their two young sons dealt with his long illness and faced the final prognosis. Now several of those friends and neighbors have donated funds to begin an educational scholarship to honor Monty. When Ruth was advised of the named scholarship, she said she felt it was a wonderful way to remember her husband, who was always so interested in his own boys education. It is hoped that others will contribute as well so that this can become an endowed memorial. The scholarship will be administered by Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship Foundation. Anyone wishing to contribute to Montys scholarship fund may do so by contacting the administrator of Pathfinders at 203-3660543 or 203-366-0334. As with the Pathfinders Foundation and its other named scholarship fund, the Buddy and Kay Smith Scholarship, all donations are tax deductible for U.S. citizens. The applications for these scholarships are now available at local high schools or may be downloaded from the Abaco Pathfinders web site.Lottery Is Offered by PathfindersBy Stephanie Humblestone Pathfinders, the scholarship fund which is presently assisting in the educational costs of putting eleven of Abacos youth through college, is holding a lottery. The Elbow Cay organization which comprises both second home owners and local members of the community is offering a 23-foot Man-O-War boat as first prize, a Daewoo truck as second prize and a golf cart as third prize. Tickets will soon be available all over Abaco, in the words of one of its members from Walkers Cay to Hole In The Wall. This is a major fund raising effort. Tickets will cost $100. Pathfinders hopes to sell 5000 tickets.Loans Help With CostsBy Isobel Sherman The only way many students can finance their education is with the Government Loan Scholarship Programme, which has been a godsend to many families in the Bahamas. In order to obtain one of these loan scholarships, the student must be Bahamian and must have a letter of acceptance from the college or university. Up to $20,000 each year for four or five years up to a maximum of $100,000 is available. The interest is 8 percent per year. During the time the student is in college, the student pays 4 percent with the Government paying the other 4 percent. Repaying the loan must begin 15 months after graduation and the student has 15 years to pay it back. Let me remind all students and parents of students seeking to apply for the Government Scholarship Loan Programme to please write for an application TODAY. The address is Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Attention Scholarship and Tertiary Education Section, P.O. Box N 3913,Scholarships and Loans Assist Students Nassau, Bahamas. The applications should be returned to Nassau by February 27. You do not need to have the acceptance letter from the college or university to apply. You can send that in later when you receive it. You just need to send in the application and copies of the first four pages of your passport. With this scheme there is no excuse why more of our students cannot go on to higher education. Your CompanyCould Be Advertised Here Call 367-3202 for Information

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12 The Abaconian December 15th, 2001By Stephanie Humblestone The financial world is like a big global chain and is only as strong as its weakest links. The Bahamas is one of those links. said Mr. Stephen A. Thompson, Head of the Compliance Commission addressing a small cross section of professionals at a seminar entitled We are In This Together at the Anglican Church on November 29. The Compliance Commission is an antimoney laundering unit within the Ministry of Finance. It an independent statutory board which was set up in January of this year. The main aim of the Compliance Commission is to ensure that businesses throughout The Bahamas have better business practices. It is a regulatory body which arose out of The Bahamas being placed on an international blacklist in April 2000 for non-compliance with international anti-money laundering practices. We did not have our financial systems in place. This was a poor reflection on The Bahamas. We were placed in the lowest category by the Financial Action Task Force and stigmatized by the The Organization for Economic and Corporate Development, said Mr. Thompson. Although The Bahamas, unlike some of the other culprits, has been removed from the blacklist, we still have to be diligent about business practices. Mr. Thompson gave an overview about how best this could be achieved and what measures the Compliance Commission had put in place to assist. Because we were given a poor rating in the financial arena, we were forced to look at our systems, said Mr. Thompson. Subsequently 11 pieces of legislation were introduced. This was to enable us to remain in the world arena. Describing the structural framework implemented by the Compliance Commission for anti-money laundering, Mr. Thompson stressed that the fighters are not just the various ministries, the police force, and banks but the community at large. Everyone is involved and it is not an easy fight, he said. In practice the Compliance Commission has a two-fold mandate. It maintains a general overview of all financial institutions and conducts on-site examinations on an annual basis. Know your customers and enforce record keeping practices, he recommended. Clearing up a few fallacies concerning on-site examinations, Mr. Thompson explained the function of the auditors. These are licensed chartered accountants. They do not carry out a full audit. They are only concerned with transactions exceeding $10,000 in cash. The auditors are appointed by the Compliance Commission to review business practices; they are issued with a letter of appointment. He emphasized that they are working in an auditory capacity and as such are not entitled to charge exorbitant fees.Symposium Explains ComplianceIt is mandatory for all financial concerns to register with the Compliance Commission as constituents. Registers will be requested to complete a standardized form. Mr. Thompson described it as a basic questionnaire. We have a common goal. We are in this together. The Compliance Commission is not a separate body. You are all part of it, Mr. Thompson said in conclusion. The Compliance Commission sponsored a seminar to inform local bankers, lawyers, real estate agents and others on the new rules to combat money laundering to conform to the recent legislation put into effect in The Bahamas. Shown above are, l. to r., Mr. Stephen Thompson from the Compliance Commission, Mrs. Sylvia Poitier from Royal Bank, lawyer Mrs. Ximena Thompson, and North Abaco Administrator Ivan Ferguson. Please see Compliance Page 39 The Jib Room New Years Eve PartyStarts at 8 p.m.Party Favors Dancing Music $30 per person Reservations required Call 367-2700 VHF Ch 16 DinnerRoasted Prime Rib orHerb Roasted Chicken w/Champagne ToastGarlic Mashed Potatoes Caesar Salad Veggies Phone: 367-2326 Marsh Harbour, AbacoTT TT T he Staffhe Staff he Staffhe Staff he Staff of of of of of National Marine thanks National Marine thanks National Marine thanks National Marine thanks National Marine thanks you for your patronage you for your patronage you for your patronage you for your patronage you for your patronage this past year and wish this past year and wish this past year and wish this past year and wish this past year and wish you a Merry Christmas you a Merry Christmas you a Merry Christmas you a Merry Christmas you a Merry Christmas && && & a Happy New Y a Happy New Y a Happy New Y a Happy New Y a Happy New Y ear.ear. ear.ear. ear. WW WW W e look forward to e look forward to e look forward to e look forward to e look forward to serving you again in the serving you again in the serving you again in the serving you again in the serving you again in the near futurenear future near futurenear future near future .. ..

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 13 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 NightOn December 28th Sponsored 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 seasonMake us a part of your holiday!As Reported to Stephanie Humblestone A Marsh Harbour resident of Haitian descent escaped while in custody at Marsh Harbour Police Station. He had been remanded by the Magistrates Court until November 5th. Another prisoner escaped on November 6 while being placed in a holding cell. He was captured by police officers shortly after his escape. A Hope Town resident reported on November 6 a break-in to a property he was care taking. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. Four men were arrested on November 12 for possession of Indian hemp. One man was from Freeport, two were from New Providence and another man from Hard Bargain. The arrests were made on Moores Island. All the accused were charged in the Magistrates Court on November 14. The manager of the Walkers Cay Hotel reported on November 13 a theft by a staff member of $2091.75 in cash. A Marsh Harbour resident reported on November 13 someone entered his residence and stole a Blue Yamaha gasoline generator valued at $1,800. A U.S. visitor from Indiana reported on November 14 a break-in at his room at the Conch Inn Resort in Marsh Harbour. His wallet, $400 and credit cards were missing. A man reported on November 14 that someone stole roofing plywood and felt valued at $620 from his construction site on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Archers Building and the Seventh day Adventist Church in Marsh Harbour. A Murphy Town woman reported on November 24 that someone broke into her residence. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. Island Express staff at the Treasure Cay Airport reported on November 25 that someone stole $565 from a pouch. A man reported on November 25 that someone smashed a glass door with a cement block and broke into the Shell Station in Dundas Town. It has not been determined what was stolen. A Crown Haven resident complained to police on November 26 that his 16-year-old son was uncontrollable. The youth was released on $300 bail with one surety to appear in Court the following week. A Grand Cay resident reported on November 29 that a lobster box was stolen containing $20,000 from Rosies Dock on Grand Cay. Police accused a couple from Grand Cay. The lobster box and the money was recovered. The Shell Service Station on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour was broken into November 30 by removing the lock from the aluminum door. Cigarettes and candy worth approximately $35 were stolen. A Dundas Town resident reported on November 30 that someone stole his $2,100 Honda compressor which was attached to his boat while moored at Starlite Seafood dock in Dundas Town. He later notified police that someone was seen with the compressor and the police are following the lead. It was reported on November 30 that someone broke into the Batelco house on Pelican Shores through a smashed window. A washing machine, dryer and two air conditioning units were stolen. Three men from Nassau, Marsh Harbour and Andros were arrested on December 1 at Marsh Harbour airport for possession of marijuana with intent to supply. A Crown Haven resident accused another person of threatening his life with a knife. A Dundas Town man reported on December 2 of a break-in to his residence through a smashed back door. A notebook computer along with other valuables were stolen. A Dundas Town resident reported on December 3 that his girlfriend caused damage to a toilet tank cover among other things. He did not wish to press charges but insists she pay damages.CorrectionThe theft reported to be on a boat at Conch Inn in the last issue actually took place on a boat docked at a boat slip nearby, not at a Conch Inn dock.Police Report Your CompanyCould Be Advertised Here Call 367-3202 for InformationCONCEPT Convenience StoreBoutiqueBoat Rentals Groceries A great varietyConvenient location to all marinas at the Conch Inn in Marsh HarbourCall 367-5570 VHF 16Open Daily 8:30 8:30

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14 The Abaconian December 15th, 2001 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & dinnerPig Roast Every Sunday would like to thank you for your supportWishing you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year 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 By Alice Bain The Scurvy Few Toys for Tots drive this year took place at the AID parking lot on December 9th. Skeet LaChance and the other motley members of Abacos own motorcycle club organized the proceedings which kicked off with Father Stans blessing of the bikes complete with sprinklings of holy water. Toys started to arrive shortly thereafter, and as the day wore on the pile in the back of the designated pickup truck got larger and larger. The assembled crowd feasted on grilled hamburgers and hotdogs and the face painting booth became steadily more popular as more and more children arrived. At 1:00 p.m. the bikes rolled out of the parking lot for the traditional parade joined by the Marsh Harbour police motorcycle, the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Departments shiniest fire truck and an ambulance from Trauma One. The 1st Abaco Cub Scout pack was in attendance with many of the scouts also taking part in the parade as passengers on various motorcycles. Simon Bethel bravely manned the cotton candy machine in the face of a long line of clamoring youngsters, sating them with sticky blue confection but the highlight of the fair was the visit by Santa Claus. In his traditional red garb and authentic long white beard, Mr. Claus gave visiting children a taste of what they will be expecting on the 24th of this month and reminded them to be good or risk being moved to his naughty list and excluded from the gift-giving. In The Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club paraded through Central Abaco on December 9 as part of their Toys for Tots program. Many carried younger passengers, for the thrill of a ride in a parade with a fire truck, an ambulance and the police motorcycle. The toy effort was a great success.Motorcyclists Parade for Toy Drive Please see Scurvy Few Page 23 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. Sea Spray ResortVillas Restaurant Marina Hopetown, AbacoWishing everyone a Joyous Christmas and a Healthy & Prosperous New Year! On Marsh Harbour's waterfront Call 367-2074 or VHF Ch. 16 Open for Dinner December 18 22May the best of the May the best of the May the best of the May the best of the May the best of the Holidays follow you Holidays follow you Holidays follow you Holidays follow you Holidays follow you into the New Y into the New Y into the New Y into the New Y into the New Y earear earear ear

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 15Man-O-WarBy Pat ElkinsWeddingMark Albury and Kelly Albury were married on September 22 at the New Life Bible Church in Man-O-War Cay. Mark is the son of Gerald and Suzanne Albury of Nassau. Kelly is the daughter of Warren and Sherry Albury of Man-O-War Cay. The couple will reside in Nassau. Best wishes to them.Public MeetingAs a result of posted correspondence from Woodes Rogers and Milo Butler questioning the use of community funds, a public meeting was held in November to establish the Man-O-War Management Board. Seats were reserved in the front row for the two gentlemen mentioned above, but unfortunately, neither attended. The purpose of the Board is to provide a non-profit organization to administer various community projects that do not fall under the scope or legal function of the regular Local Government operations and to allow the community to raise supplemental funds. The initial board will be comprised of five Man-O-War residents, Tony Albury, District Council Member, Derek Lee, Richard Roberts, Walter Sweeting and Scott Weatherford. Ex officio members will be the other two District Council Members. Administrator Mr. Everette Hart is also invited to attend all meetings. The Board will meet once a month. The first proposed use of supplementary funds is for development of the Point property, the goal of which is to provide a family park and recreation area for the community. Other beautification and maintenance projects not covered by local government budget funds will also be included.Larry Ford ConcertLarry Ford and Company provided another evening of inspirational music for the residents of Man-O-War. Even if one were unable to attend the concert, thanks to the sound system, most people in the settlement could sit on their porches and hear the beautiful music. It was a lovely night with perfect weather and the music drifted over the settlement on its way to heaven for the glory of God. Appropriately enough, Mr. Ford visited on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.. Man-O-War is truly blessed.Christmas Comes to MOWSigns of Christmas are popping up everywhere. Thanks to the inspiration of Joe and Bea Shirley, folks are going all out to decorate for the holiday. Children can delight to the sight of reindeer grazing under palm trees and Santas, more appropriately dressed for snow, gazing toward the beach. There are angels and manger scenes and wise men and animals. Palm trees are full of lights and icicles hang from eaves. The streets are busy all evening as people, young and old, are out enjoying the signs of Christmas. The highlight of the evening is always a stop at the Shirleys. Uncle Joe has worked very hard this year and was put a little off schedule due to Hurricane Michelle. All is completed now and the yard is full of angels and elves, lollipops and candy canes, and of course, Santa! The elves are hard at work at the Christmas village. The angels stand guard over Baby Jesus. And everywhere are lights, lights, lights. And then some more lights. The decorating doesnt stop outside. Inside the house, a Christmas tree of some sort graces every room. Strands of lighted evergreen swag beams and rafters. Charlie Brown and company sing carols and ice skate on a mirrored pond. A huge Christmas tree is the center of attraction. The large pile of gifts underneath is guarded by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. They will make sure there is no peeking until Christmas morning. The Claus figures are life size and perfect in every detail from Santas gold rimmed spectacles to Mrs. Claus beautiful hooded cape spangled with silver stars. To share the Christmas joy the Shirleys sponsor the annual decorating contest. Judging will be held on December 15. Open houses are providing an opportunity for friends and neighbors to get together News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 19 The Managing Director and staff of Scotiabank express a grateful Thank You to our many valued customers for their support in 2001. It is our wish that youll continue to exercise prudent financial management in these difficult times. Scotiabank remains ready and committed to assist with your banking needs. We wish each and everyone a joyous holiday season, and increased prosperity in the New Year.With Best Wishes For The Holiday Season With Best Wishes F or The Holiday Season Scotiabank Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season!May those you love most be close to you and may the joy of the season remain with you! Abaco GoldORIGINAL HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY ABACO GOLD is the finest handcrafted 14k jewellery designed and manufactured by ninth generation Abaconians on Abaco.~ ALSO ~Resort wear for men, women & children Unique gifts, souvenir items, T-shirts & caps~ CLOSED SUNDAY ~Open Daily in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-4405 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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18 The Abaconian December 15th, 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-by-side Fridge Gold Series m/n GD25DFXFW Gas Range m/n SF302BEG $588Microwave Ovens Starting at... 30 Electric Range m/n RF302BXG $559 $690 $13914 cu. ft. Fridge m/n ET14JKXJand 5000 BTU Window A/C ........... $279. 5000 BTU Window A/C ........... $279. 5000 BTU Window A/C ........... $279. 5000 BTU Window A/C ........... $279. 5000 BTU Window A/C ........... $279.0000 0000 0012 Cup Coffee Maker ............. $24. 12 Cup Coffee Maker ............. $24. 12 Cup Coffee Maker ............. $24. 12 Cup Coffee Maker ............. $24. 12 Cup Coffee Maker ............. $24.0404 0404 04Clothes Iron ....................... $17. Clothes Iron ....................... $17. Clothes Iron ....................... $17. Clothes Iron ....................... $17. Clothes Iron ....................... $17.9595 9595 95Great Prices Super Savings Central Abaco News The Central Abaco area has been preparing for Christmas recently. Open houses, wine tastings, parties and decorating is under full swing. Bellas had an open house with a bank representative to help with financing of new furniture. The Lazy Parrot Restaurant just north of Murphy Town had Sweet Emily (shown at left) for a night of Kaioke. More than 300 people responded to her appealing voice. The shops of Royal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour together held an open house to allow shoppers to browse and choose gifts for the holidays. Many homes are decorated with hundreds of lights and even animated displays. Visitors are returning to Abaco and it looks like the holiday season will be a good one after all. Bristol Cellars and Price Right sponsored a wine and cheese tasting at Sapodillys Restaurant on December 6. It proved to be a very popular party. Shown above are, left to right, Mr. Jim Cates, Mr. George Kelly with Bristol Cellars from Nassau and Mr. Art Sands. Mr. Cates and Mr. Sands manage the Bristol Cellars business on Abaco. They expect to open their new store across from the burned out Golden Harvest before Christmas.

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 19 Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250 Abacom Christmas Specials Throughout Store Complete Systems Starting at $895 Includes desk & printer Mon. Fri. 9 am 5 pm Sat. 9 am 12 pm Don MacKay Boulevard Marsh Harbour Phone 367-3415 $895 as merchants thank their customers for another year of their patronage. Joe’s Studio kicked things off with the usual Saturday after Thanksgiving party. Unfortunately, due to a conflict with an activity scheduled on another island, the crowd was not as large as usual, but the Christmas Spirit was not in the least dampened by the smaller turnout. The Man-O-War Grocery and Island Treasures party was next. The day was fine and the shopping was great. Of course, the food served by the grocery and other helpers was excellent. And, oh, the sweets! It was very difficult to maintain a diet. The other businesses have not held their festivities at the time of this column, but Man-O-War HardCaysFrom Page 15 More News of the Cays the masts. The exhibit also included actual tools used by early Bahamian boat builders. Pictures of their ancestors gave the children insight as to how far the art of building sturdy seaworthy craft has progressed over the last few decades. Congratulations go to Principal Kellie Janes and her students. The project submitted by the Upper Grades dealt with the bioluminescence of sea life. It did not win any honours, but it was an interesting subject and the color pictures were very helpful in explaining a difficult subject. Congratulations to Mr. Elkins and his students for their efforts. The Kiwanis Clubof Great Ab aco PresentsKorner• Kiwanis erected a sign at the entrance to the Fire Road community giving them 1st prize in our first annual Guy Fawkes Day competition. • A Jerk Fest fund-raiser for future projects for a better Abaco was held at the Murphy Town Park adjacent to Abaco Central High School. • We fellowshipped at Full Gospel Church in Treasure Cay on December 2, 2001 • Ms. Charlamae Fernander, Department of Social Services, spoke on Child Abuse and other related matters at our weekly meeting. • The Kiwanis Club of Great Abaco would like to thank you, the readers and supporters, for your assistance and we look forward to your continued support for the events and projects to come. • Kiwanis meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Interested persons call Brian Davis at 367-2536Serving the Children of the World ware and Man-O-War Marina are to follow if tradition holds. This year the children of Man-O-War school will be performing in a Community Christmas play entitled, For Unto Y’all The performance is slated for the evening of December 18th. It will be held on the basketball court behind the school. All are invited to attend.School NewsMan-O-War took honours again this year at the Central Abaco Primary annual Science Exhibition. The school took first place in the Lower Primary division with its project dedicated to Bahamian boat building. The children made sail boats and painted them. They then affixed sails by sewing them toSportsThe softball team on Man-O-War is active again. Texaco and Quality Star will now sponsor the team. The ball field is being repaired and games are scheduled to commence in the near future.BirthRich and Nettica Roberts are proud to announce the birth of their first child. Little Macayla Audrey Roberts was born on November 12th at Doctor’s Hospital in Nassau. She weighed 8 lbs. 13 oz. and was 21" long. Her equally proud grandparents are Richard and Martha Roberts and Randy and Veola Roberts.

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20 The Abaconian December 15th, 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 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 21 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 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 catalogThe government is wanting to develop sustainable use of wetlands. Planning will allow some destruction but will keep it controlled. The other factor that was brought out was that there needed to be much more cooperation between government agencies. The knowledge that one group has is not passed on to any others. The meeting was to get input from the group as to what they felt were the major problems facing Abaco. After their talks, the meeting was opened for participants to voice their concerns. The areas of concern which were commented on the most were the protection of our ground water and the disposing of both solid waste and other waste. The men explained that the water table can be protected by controlling population density. Solid waste disposal will require a major project. Harbour pollution was discussed. Pump out stations in each harbour will be an easy and relatively low cost solution. Underground pollution is a concern and will have to be addressed. All resources can take some abuse but only up to a point. Since our resources are limited, care will have to be taken not to overburden them. Many difficult decisions will have to be made. Mr. Silbert Mills, Chief Councillor for the Central Abaco District, brought up the fact that sea walls in Coopers Town and Sandy Point have not been constructed after the shore line suffered much damage in Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Hurricane Michelle last month did further damage in both towns. The storm extensively damaged the front street in Coopers Town which was constructed and paved after Floyd. In Sandy Point the road into town is not passable at high tide. The consultants suggested that sometimes there are alternate ways of dealing with problems which solve the problem in a better way. The consultants suggested that zoning of towns or islands was a great tool in bringing about development control. They recognized that politically some areas will not tolerate zoning but it should be put into place where the residents can accept it. Coastal StudyFrom Page 7 Tis the season...Tis the season... Tis the season...Tis the season... Tis the season......and we have all the decorations ...and we have all the decorations ...and we have all the decorations ...and we have all the decorations ...and we have all the decorations you need to make your season you need to make your season you need to make your season you need to make your season you need to make your season bright!bright! bright!bright! bright!Located on Don MacKay Blvd. MARSH HARBOUR Tel: (242) 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780

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22 The Abaconian December 15th, 2001 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 CJs Welding & Machine ShopAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding Fuel & W Fuel & W Fuel & W Fuel & W Fuel & W aa aa a ter Tter T ter Tter T ter T anksanks anksanks anks 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 R Cylinder Head R Cylinder Head R Cylinder Head R Cylinder Head R esurfesurf esurfesurf esurf acingacing acingacing acing 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. 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Neill R.I.B.A.ARCHITECTARCHITECT ARCHITECTARCHITECT ARCHITECTLicensed & Registered Licensed & Registered Licensed & Registered Licensed & Registered Licensed & RegisteredPhone (242) 367-5415 P.O. Box AB 20006, Marsh Harbour, Abaco lobsters coming out of their ears! Sir Nicholas would like to see a closed season on Nassau groupers and on conch, both of which have been suffering severe stock depletion in the past decade. The grouper catch has dropped by half in the past two years, and without adequate protection the stocks of grouper in the Bahamas are liable to collapse completely in a very short period of time. BREEF suggests a closed-season on grouper between Thanksgiving and Valentines Day annually. After his speech ended and judging was complete, Sir Nicholas cut the ribbon an announced the exhibits open to the public. The exhibits were all impressive. Forest Heights Academy contributed three tables, one on the life cycle of the queen conch, one on marine transport in the Bahamas and one on unusual marine animals. S.C. Bootle High Schools exhibit featured Animals of the Abyss creatures we do not see on a regular basis because they live very deep in the ocean. Two large models of a shark and a dolphin were contributed by Central Abaco Primarys upper grades, and Hope Town Primary Schools table was complemented by a partially fossilized conchasaurus bone on loan from the Abaco Outback kayak tour company. Coopers Town Primary contributed a very imposing Pollution in Progress model and Man-O-War Primarys glowing Bioluminescence display was eye-catching. Amy Roberts Primary from Green Turtle Cay created a presentation of different mangroves, featuring actual plants brought in from the swamp so that students could note the differences between them up close and personal. Mr. John Hedden, Mr. Hugh Cottis, Sir Nicholas Nuttall, Mr. Patrick Bethel and Mrs. Kathleen Ralph had the difficult task of judging the displays. There were four categories to judge. The trophy for the lower primary category (grades 1-3) was awarded to Man-O-War Primary, the trophy for the second category (grades 4-6) was won by Amy Roberts Primary, and Forest Heights Academy garnered trophies for both the junior high and senior high categories. The floating trophy for the best overall exhibit was awarded to Treasure Cay Primary School. All students who took part in the science fair are to be congratulated, as is Ms. Beatrice Moxey for her work in organizing the show. Abaco looks forward to next years educational offerings.Science Fair Encourages Learning Science FairFrom Page 1 Students of the Amy Roberts Primary School in Green Turtle Cay won an award with their study of mangroves. They presented an excellent display and presentation using live plants. Remember Register to VoteFeaturing No cholesterol, anti-heart disease and cancer recipes Lectures on cancer, heart disease, and AIDS Body Fat Health age appraisal Blood Pressure Tasty vegetarian samples Much more Marsh Harbour SDA Church Jan. 9 10 from 6 8 PM and an excitingCooking, Massage, and Hydrotherapy ClassesPresented in over ten countriesFor more information and other events contact: Pastor H. Roger Moncur 367-4961 or 367-4501Health Expo Thanking You For Your Support Throughout The Year And Wishing You A Merry Christmas STANDARD HARDWARELUMBER & PLUMBING SUPPLIES LIMITEDSTANDARD HARDWARECall Us For Assistance Today! Office: 367-2660 Store: 367-2811 Fax: 367-2645

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 23 Merry Christmas & Best Wishes for the New YearFrom the Free National Movement Branch Associations of North Abaco & South Abaco ConstituenciesMay You Have A Safe and Happy HolidaySeasons GreetingsI want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. I wish you the best of the Christmas Season. May the New Year bring you health and prosperity. Come see us for a free financial health check and planning CC CC C OLINAOLINA OLINAOLINA OLINATel: (242) 367-4391/3 Fax: (242) 367-4392FINANCIAL FINANCIAL FINANCIAL FINANCIAL FINANCIALTough times never last but... tough people do One block west of Barclays Bank in Marsh Harbour. the islands, apparently, Santa gives his reindeer a rest and does his rounds in a speedboat and on the back of a magic motorcycle. The Helmet Toss was divided into mens and ladies categories, each contestant taking a turn to sling a cement-filled helmet as far as they could. Jammin Jan, who also provided musical accompaniment to the proceedings, won the ladies toss and Adrian Knowles sent the helmet farthest in the mens. Special mention goes to local barScurvy FewFrom Page 14 tender extraordinaire and founding Scurvy Few member, P.O., whose attempt, although not the farthest toss, was certainly the hardest as the helmet exploded on impact. The Slow Bike race was also hotly contested. The finalists were newcomer John Mitchell and Shark of the U.S. Military Vets motorcycle club. Shark and John, after being tied for first (or last, as the case might be) traded bikes and John, who had done so well on his Yamaha scooter, found that the Honda bike Shark was riding was not so easy to balance and Shark was proclaimed to be the winner. A popular ducking booth featured the Scurvy Fews own St. FUB, who drew many adults and children of all ages to pitch softballs at a trigger and douse him with a bucket of water giving a new definition to the term good clean fun. This reporter gladly ponied up $2 for her own chance and had the great satisfaction of going three for three. Attendance at the drive this year was impressive. Many needy children all around Abaco will be having a merrier Christmas in 2001 thanks to the efforts of the Scurvy Few tough guys with warm hearts. By Alice Bain The Rotary Club of Abaco sponsored a speech contest on November 28 at the School Resource Center in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Drexel Major, president of the Rotary Club, and Ms. Felamease Sawyer, representative from the Department of Education responsible for curriculum, presided over the proceedings. There were nine entrants from six local schools: S.C. Bootle High School, Abaco Central High School, Agape Christian School, Forest Heights Academy, Wesley College and St. Francis de Sales School. Entrants read short speeches on the theme of Mankind Is Our Business the Rotary International theme for 2001, picked Rotary International. Speeches were judged by Mrs. Sandra Albury, a past president of the Abaco Rotary Club; Ms. Joyce Colby, manager of the Marsh Harbour branch of the Royal Bank of Canada, and Mr. Michael Lundy. Entrants were divided into two categories; one for grades six through nine and a second for grades ten through twelve. Tiffany Williams of Agape Christian School was awarded first prize for the younger category by default, as she was the only entrant. Rotary hopes for more entrants in this category for next year. Despite this, the category for grades 10-12 was hotly contested, and the participants made many fine and persuasive speeches. Third place was awarded to Michelle Thurston of Abaco Central. A tie occurred for second place between Jamal McIntosh of Wesley College and Lashanda McIntosh of S.C. Bootle. Alexis Sawyer of Forest Heights won first prize in this category. This Rotary speech contest has been an annual event, but was suspended for the two years following Hurricane Floyd. An essay and poster contest on the same theme of Mankind Is Our Business is next on the agenda for the Rotarians, and they plan a bicycle race to be held at Abaco Central High this forthcoming January. Their participation in the community of young people is much appreciated.Students Compete

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24 The Abaconian December 15th, 2001 Happy Holidaysfrom the staff ofA & K Liquors Central Liquors Spankys LiqoursandRosie & Sons Retail Outlet(next to Abaco Hardware Marsh Harbour) Ronald M. Wilson, MD. James D. Hull, MBBS.NEW OFFICE HOURSMonday to Friday 9am 12 noon & 2pm 4pm Saturday/Sunday CLOSED A DOCTOR WILL BE ON CALL WHEN THE OFFICE IS CLOSED NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED EMERGENCIES Page Doctor on call at 367-7243 or 367-3463, ID #2888 Tel: 242-365-8288 Fax: 242-365-8287ANNOUNCING NEW EXPANDED OFFICE HOURS EFFECTIVE JANUARY, 2002 Central Abaco Council 28 Nov 01 A meeting was scheduled but was not held due to a lack of a quorum. This was to discuss the findings of the committee designated to investigate the Harbour View Marina problem. Although not an official meeting, those present advised Administrator Hart and Chief Councillor Silbert Mills that Mr. Troy Cornea of Harbour View Marina did produce approved plans for his project signed by Town Planning members. It was concluded that Town Planning members did not act in the best interest of the town in allowing a two story building on the waterfront and approving a concrete building on the side of the road without regard to the required 25-foot setback. It was noted that the marina was proceeding with the job as stated in their application although it was said that the two story building and the construction at the roads edge should not have been allowed. Mr. Cornea was to be advised that the project could proceed. [Ed: Mr. Cornea recently complained to The Abaconian that published statements reporting Council business made it appear that Harbour View Marina had . .gone ahead with some aspects of the project which are believed to be outside the scope of the application. He was upset that this reflects poorly on his standing in the community by implying he was building illegally. The Abaconian was only relating the discussion in the Council on November 28. It is now apparent to Local Government that the Harbour View Marina expansion is within the scope of the original application which was approved and a permit paid for. Mr. Cornea assures The Abaconian that the completed project will be real asset to the community.] Central Abaco Licensing 4 Dec 2001 The chairman of the Licensing Authority in Nassau, Mr. Conrad Knowles, and the Deputy Chairman, Mr. Jeffrey Williams, came at the request of the local Licensing Board to clarify several pending issues. Mr. Paul Swain, Chairman of the local Licensing Board, summarized the Solomons Abaco case where their displayed license allows wholesale and retail groceries but, in fact, they are selling housewares, appliances, furniture, television sets, air conditioners and other items outside the scope of groceries. The Board had received a letter objecting to Solomons Abaco broad sales policy. An earlier license used the term club which the local board could not define using the available licensing material. Mr. Knowles explained that the club concept originally was for a membership organization selling a broad range of goods but that there is no basis in the licensing laws or regulations for a license to bear ths designation. Although there is no provision for the membership or club concept, it was allowed years ago as a method for a company to expand their merchandise but restrict public access by membership. This would limit the exposure and protect smaller competing businesses. Another issue concerned the transfer of a license from one party to another when a business is sold. It was explained that shop licenses are not transferable but that new owners must make application to continue in the business and it is generally conceded that the new license will br granted in the normal course of business. Currently shop licenses have no expiration date and are valid as long as the ownership remains the same and the business is conducted in the same location. Shop licenses are issued to a location and an owner and must be reapplied for if the business moves to a new location. In the case of Solomons Abaco, the new owners should have applied for a new license listing the categories of merchandise intended to be sold when the business changed hands several years ago. Questions were asked about gas stations which now sell food and groceries in apparent violation of their shop license to sell petroleum products. Mr. Knowles and Mr. Williams said there is no provision for this in the Licensing Act or regulations. It has been allowed as the gas station owners face declining profits. In view of this, the gas stations have been allowed to increase their merchandise line. Convenience groceries and snack foods seems to be the area they are venturing into. Mr. Knowles did say that new licensing legislation has been recommended to government and will likely be incorporated into law at some future date. He alluded to many instances where the licensing laws have not kept pace with changes in merchandising. Within the past year a list of license categories has been given the local Licensing Board. Although this tends to define various categories of shops, an applicant could ask that his license include several different categories which Licensing Board has the authority to approve. Mr. Knowles stressed that the Board members have a lot of discretion and must make the best decision for the overall community. He noted that all applicants have the right of appeal. Applicants for Shop Licenses can appeal to Council and subsequently to the Minister if they choose. The law dictates that applicants for liquor licenses can appeal only to the Supreme Court for redress. In the preset situation with Solomons Abaco, it was suggested that they be asked to reapply and comply with the present category listing. In the case of the City Market application which was recently approved in principle, Local Government at Work Please see Local Govt. Page 25 and a New Year bright with hope.With thanks for your patronage throughout the year. From the management and staff of INSURANCE AGENTS & BROKERS W ishing you peace this Holiday Season

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 25 RUBBER STAMPS RUBBER STAMPS RUBBER STAMPS RUBBER STAMPS RUBBER STAMPSBEACONS BOOK HOUSEABACO SHOPPING CENTER TEL/FAX: 367-5363 SELF-INKING OR TRADITIONAL Colours black blue red green and purple Round Stamps up to 1.75 Diameter Two colour self-inking dater, and numbering stamps available objections were presented to the Board by attorney Frederik Gottlieb that the company is not Bahamian owned and therefore is not allowed to be in the retail business as prescribed by government policy. It was noted that the company has Bahamian shareholders who must be protected also. A request for an additional City Market store in Nassau was refused due to the proposed area being adequately served by existing grocery stores and the fact that there was foreign ownership. They had twelve supermarkets in New Providence at one time but have only nine now due to fires over the years. Mr. Knowles and Mr. Williams advised the Board members to use common sense and make decisions based on the needs of their community. The rules and regulations may appear to be ambiguous or ill defined at times but this is partly to allow the Board leeway in making appropriate decisions. No firm decisions were made in this informative meeting and these issues remain to be resolved at a future licensing meeting. Mr. Conrad Knowles holds the position of Deputy Governor General as well as the Chairman of Licensing for New Providence and is one of the longest serving appointed members of central government in Nassau. Marsh Harb. Town Committee 4 Dec 01 This was the first meeting in many months in which all members were present. The meeting began with Committee member David Williams asking why the Chairman had written the Minister asking that he be removed from the Committee. Chairman Yvonne Key explained that the request applied to three members who had been absent for three consecutive meetings without any notification to the Committee as to their absence or intentions. This was done on the recommendation of the Senior Deputy Administrator when asked for advice. Administrator Everette Hart mildly rebuked the Committee for not making more effort to communicate, both collectively and individually. He felt the Committee should make more effort to contact errant members and that the members must advise the Committee when they cannot attend a meeting. He did not want to see members removed as it is an expensive exercise for government to hold elections for dismissed or resigning members. The present term is over in six more months and Mr. Hart asked that members try to work together to the conclusion of this term. Several days ago Mr. Patrick Bethel had asked to make a presentation and he was invited to do so at this time. He was concerned with the lack of road markings at several dangerous locations on the tourist strip which he loosely defined as the stretch between Wallys Restaurant and the ferry dock. He was pleading for a few more lines while the equipment was still in the area and cat eye reflectors on the highway similar to what Sandy Point has done on the highway to the south. He reiterated five recent instances where he has comforted individuals nearly hit by vehicles oblivious to the pedestrian. The Committee accepted his comments but had no foreknowledge of the line marking scheme, the work schedule or the details of the contract. They became aware of the work as the lines began appearing on the roads. Discussions then focused on several pieces of government land in Marsh Harbour and present and earlier requests for these for community projects: a library, park and area for straw and craft sales were mentioned. Committee member Mike Malone said similar request went to government years ago but that nothing has been heard from central government. These recent requests seem to parallel similar requests of several years ago. Administrator Hart expressed disappointment that Marsh Harbour Committee members were not at the recognition dinner given Deputy Administrator Alexander Flowers when he left Abaco for the Administrators job on San Salvador. Committee members informed him that they were not notified. He said the invitation had been given to Council for dissemination to the various committees and statutory boards. Committee members were unanimous in their disappointment at not being advised of the event. Dundas Town Committee 5 Dec 2001 BECs request for an underground pipeline from Ocean View Park to the generation station on S.C. Bootle Highway was reviewed again. A comprehensive letter from Environmental Health was read essentially giving their approval providing an extensive list of laws, regulations, conditions and concerns were adequately met. Their approval was based on technical issues and not the esthetics or appropriateness of the seashore location at Ocean View Park. There was much discussion including a problem of how to keep the area clean. One member felt a park was not a proper location. Chairman Silbert Mills pointed out that BEC got approval in principle for the project about three years ago. A unanimous vote was against the park site for the seashore terminal. An application to use the Dundas Town clinic building for a funeral home was defeated after much discussion. It was felt that a funeral home beside a school was not in the best interest of the community. The Committee will write to the Ministry of Health, which is in charge of the building, to either have it restored as a clinic or assigned to the town for a museum, library or other town use. A private school is leasing the old Dundas Town school building and uses the restrooms in the deserted clinic The Committee will recommend that the school continue to use the restrooms for the balance of the school term. The Dundas Town Committee was disappointed that the Ministry of Health had not given them notice that the building was available and would not be restored as a clinic. Local Government at Work Local Govt.From Page 24 Season's Greetngs from BECThe management and staff of BEC Abaco extend to our customers the very best for the Holiday Season. We trust that you will enjoy prosperity and health in the coming year. BEC appreciates your support and looks forward to providing you with quality electricity service for the new year and beyond.

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28 The Abaconian December 15th, 2001 MAN-O-WAR HARDWARE Interior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD #1 LUMBERPlain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyFor Quotes or Information Call Walter Sweeting or Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-365-6011 Fax 365-6039 We monitor VHF Ch 69 Deliveries Arranged from Green Turtle Cay to Little HarbourAn Extensive Selection ofNon-CorrosiveHardwareBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrell Bolts Stainless SteelHuricane ClipsBrass, Stainless & Monel Congratulations toCelena RussellOn getting a perfect report card From Momma & Poppa, Mommy, Peter & Alissia and Aunts & Uncles 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 By Alice Bain I used to claim when I was younger and more naive that I could safely drive a car anywhere in the world because I had learned how to drive in South Florida, on the winding mountain roads of North Carolina and on the infamous streets of Nassau. Having lived in Marsh Harbour for three years now, I will admit that this claim was part of the arrogance of youth. Abaco combines the worst aspects of all three places! In South Florida as some of you may have found, it is possible to obtain a drivers license without the prerequisite of knowing how to drive. My first license was from the State of Florida, and the practical portion of the test did not involve actually leaving the parking lot. In Florida the real test is out on the streets in a sort of real-life Deathrace 2000. Hazards include small pickup trucks piled high with mattresses speeding along at 80 miles per in the slow lane of I-95, Mr. and Mrs. Magoo putting along at 35 mph in the fast lane in a Buick the size of a singlewide trailer, Don Johnston weaving in and out of traffic in a $150,000 Porsche while talking on a handheld cell phone and smoking a cigar and arrogant Quebecois, who drive erratically and curse at everyone and get away with it because nobody can understand a word they say. Think of a combination of Peter Sellers (as Clouseau) and Walter Matthau (in his Grumpy Old Men role), multiply that by two hundred, give them all mid-size sedans and youve got the French Canadian contingent on any given day in January on the streets of Fort Lauderdale. North Carolina may sound pretty tame to anyone who hasnt lived there, but veterans know otherwise. Finding a level spot anywhere in the western third of the state is almost impossible its the best place in the world to find out just how good your brakes really are. Roads climb up and down hills at impossibly steep and awkward angles, and driving on a winding mountain road with a sheer drop-off on one side of the road is not for the faint of heart. During my years there, I once took a couple of friends of mine from Texas on a spin along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Humming along at a good clip, about 45 mph (the speed limit), I was telling them all about this or that mountain, about the legend of Buzzard Rock (just across the valley) when I glanced over at my friends. My passengers were both clinging to the side of the car farthest from the cliff, and the one in the back seat was turning a little green. Driving to the next exit road, I was passed on a blind corner by a sixtyish lady in a pink Mary Kay Cadillac. Any woman who has sold enough cosmetics to merit a pink Cadillac from that company does not worry about paltry things like speed limits and blind corners. They know theyre Gods special children. Theyve passed me doing 90 pmh on the freeway, and the State Troopers turn a blind eye. The legendary Nassau traffic needs no belaboring. Most of us have been unfortunate enough to experience it. My mother drives around in it every day, and when I visit her I let her do the driving for both of us. Its not that Im afraid to get behind the wheel, but she has a spanking new Honda Accord, and if anyones going to put a ding in it, its going to be her! Abaco traffic is idiosyncratic. We have the overloaded trucks, but they generally stay well under the speed limit. Drivers here burn rubber more often than any other place Ive ever lived, and Im not entirely convinced that this has only to do with the slickness of the roads. The road to Treasure Cay frightens the life out of me sometimes; its almost as winding as the average Western North Carolina road (minus the cliffs and the grade) but the traffic goes much, much faster down here. Ive had to dust off my Nassau driving skills since the traffic light was downed in Hurricane Michelle. This involves making sure that the other drivers see you, are aware of your intentions and do not want to wreck their vehicles (this last should never be taken for granted) then slowly bullying your way into the intersection and exiting with all haste in the desired direction. I know Im not the best driver in the world, but I generally manage to stay out of trouble, which should count for something. A strange twist of fate has lately awarded me with a soccer-mom style minivan. Although it is slowly filling up with junk (at this moment, three stacks of clean, folded laundry, a badminton racket, a 20 poound bag of rice and an orphaned telephone), I do try to keep it in a relatively clean condition. I scrub the dust off it once a week, and half an hour later the container trucks rumbling by on the packed-dirt parking lot have it covered again. But thats beside the point. Last week, I was involved in my first collision in ten years. Coming into town on the highway just as it passes through Government Subdivision, I was behind a large, beatup pickup truck which at some point in its career had been painted white. Coming up the hill, the truck stopped abruptly just at the crest, and I stopped about fifteen feet behind it. Before I even had time to wonder about this strange behavior, I realized theAbaco DriversViewpoint . Please see Drivers Page 29

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 29 Tide Pelican Harbour January 2002 The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel stationThe Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Hotel Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool The Bistro restaurant and bar Full service dive centerThe Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: moorings_conchinn@oii.net www.moorings.comCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. Were waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marinatruck was in reverse and was bearing down on me! In my rear-view mirror I could see other traffic coming up behind me I had nowhere to go! I laid on the horn and frantically waved my hands and yelled, but the driver of the truck was oblivious. BOOM! Luckily, the truck was not going very fast and my bumper held up like a champ. My license plate has seen better days, but its still readable and the rest of the van is unscathed. The driver of the truck gave me a smile and a friendly wave as he drove away without even stopping to check that I was all right. After swearing a blue streak at his receding tailgate, I proceeded cautiously over the hill to find that there had been an accident on the other side as well. The motorists involved were not as lucky as I was, and it appeared that both cars would need body work. Just this morning I was witness to more fowl play on the roads of Marsh Harbour one of Lou Schneiders geese was run over by a speeding pickup truck. It might even have been the same truck now wearing part of my paint job on its rear bumper. I think, in the final analysis, that were all lucky it was only a goose that got hit and not a human. The roads here are more dangerous than ever, and we all need to be more alert and cautious. DriversFrom Page 28 There will be the usual visit from Santa and the handing out of gifts at the school Christmas party which will be held on December 17th in the schoolhouse. A luncheon will be held afterwards.Get Well WishesWe are happy to see that Mavis and Bateman Sands are back home after both had to go to the States to have special surgery. We hear they will be going back to Fort Lauderdale soon and hope they have a speedy recovery and enjoy the holiday with their family.Seasons GreetingsCherokee is a wonderful place at Christmastime, but we mustnt forget there are many people in this world who are not as fortunate as ourselves. We dont have to be reminded that the terrible acts of terrorism of September 11th in the New York affected us all and will probably continue to do so for many years to come. Maybe we cannot reach the whole world, but we can reach out and help someone right here at home. This Christmas let us do our small part by pledging to be more loving to our family, friends and neighbours this holiday season. After all who couldnt use a little more Love. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. SouthFrom Page 4 The entire Management and Staff of Abaco Outboard Engines Ltd. would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of those whose continuing patronage throughout the years have kept us in business to serve you...our loyal customers!Merry Christmas, and a Safe and Prosperous New Year!

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30 The Abaconian December 15th, 2001 Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.com J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASnis racquets of the Tennis Club at Abaco Central High School. Mr. Bobby Russell, a local tennis pro, donated ten racquets to the club at an assembly held on November 30. Mr. Russell is all for fostering the sport in Central Abaco. Currently there are 34 members in the club and 20 do not have racquets. These 10 will aid the program greatly. Mrs. Isobel Sherman and Mr. Camaru Raheim accepted the racquets on behalf of the school and the Tennis Club. The Tennis Club meets each Thursday on the basketball court in Murphy Town adjacent to the high school. The next item needed by the club is a net which they can set up on the court in order for the students to learn how to hit the ball over the net. There is a large interest in the sport of tennis by young people as well as adults. Yet the sporting authorities on Abaco are not concerned that there are no public courts to play on. Tennis is one of the life long sports and with such high interest in the sport at our school, it would be nice if a court could be built next to the basketball court in Murphy Town.Radio Program Is BegunA new program aired for the first time on Radio Abaco on November 29. Abaco Central High School New Program will be on every Thursday from 3:30 to 4 p.m.. Newscasters are Michelle Thurston, Head Girl, Devaughn Edgecombe, Head Boy and grade 12 student and school prefect Ronnie Ferguson. Michelle and Ronnie are the co anchors with Devaughn being the sports broadcaster. The students write the news themselves and travel to Radio Abaco to broadcast. Mr. Fletcher McIntosh is sponsoring the half hour program. The school wishes to thank Mr. Fletcher as the students appreciate this support. Originally the school was going to broadcast a 15 minute program but thanks to Mr. Fletcher, they are now able to broadcast a 30 minute program. So far they are having fun and the feedback from the community has been positive. Listen, Abaco, every week to the Abaco Central High School on the air.New Principal Brings OrderAbaco Central has a new principal who arrived the beginning of this school year. More School NewsThe Forest Heights Academy softball team proudly show off their new smart-looking uniforms. Both the Junior and Senior teams are doing very well this season. The Tennis Club at Abaco Central High School has proved to be a very popular one. However, many of the students did not have rackets. Tennis pro Bobby Russell, behind the two rackets, kindly donated 10 rackets. They now need a net which they can set up for practice. Please see School Page 35 SchoolFrom Page 5 K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICECrockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury Owner/Manager We service most vehiclesMerry Christmas To the Valued Customers ofThe Ambassador InnWishing You All A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Crockett Drive & Front Street Marsh Harbour 367-2022 Crockett Drive & Front Street Marsh Harbour 367-2022 Crockett Drive & Front Street Marsh Harbour 367-2022 Crockett Drive & Front Street Marsh Harbour 367-2022 Crockett Drive & Front Street Marsh Harbour 367-2022

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 31 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept.367-2000 Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept.VHF Ch 16 Trauma One Ambulance Service367-2911 Dundas Town Fire Dept.367-2935 or 4935 Bah Air Sea Rescue AssocVHF 16 or 366-0282 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Marsh Harbour Airport to : Ferry Dock (to / from airport) .............................$12.00 + $3 Abaco Beach Hotel ...........................................$10.00 + $3 Airport to Conch Inn ..........................................$10.00 + $3 Harbour View .....................................................$10.00 + $3 Golden Harvest .................................................$10.00 + $3 BYS.................................................................... $12.00 + $3 Dove Plaza ........................................................$10.00 + $2 Marsh Harbour ..................................................$10.00 + $3 Stop light ............................................................$10.00 + $3 Western Auto...................................................... $ 6.00 + $2 Dundas Town..................................................... $10.00 + $3 Government Dock .............................................$10.00 + $3 Ambassador Inn................................................$10.00 + $3 Murphy Town..................................................... $14.00 + $4 Pelican Shores ..................................................$14.00 + $4 Eastern Shores ..................................................$15.00 + $4 Spring City .........................................................$15.00 + $5 Gov. Clinic ...........................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Treasure Cay B ...............................................$55.00 + $ 5 Airport Treas. Cay B........................................$65.00 + $ 5 Little Harbour ................................................... $80.00 + $10 Cherokee .........................................................$80.00 + $10 Snake Cay .......................................................$35.00 + $10 Big Mangrove ..................................................$50.00 + $10 Casuarina Point ...............................................$60.00 + $10 Bahama Palm Shores .....................................$70.00 + $10 Crossing Rocks ............................................. $100.00 + $10 Sandy Point ................................................... $135.00 + $10 Marsh Harbour Ferry dock to: Great Abaco Beach ............................................$ 2.00 + $2 Abaco Towns ......................................................$ 2.00 + $2 Conch Inn........................................................... $ 2.00 + $2 Wallys................................................................. $ 2.00 + $2 BYS.....................................................................$ 2.00 + $2 Jib Room............................................................$ 5.00 + $2 Stop Light...........................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Dove Plaza .........................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Government Dock ..............................................$ 7.00 + $3 Government Clinic .............................................. $ 9.00 + $3 Western Auto...................................................... $ 9.00 + $3 Ferry Dock ..........................................................$ 9.00 + $3 National Insurance .............................................$ 9.00 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour No children under three years to be charged. Uncaged pets will be charged as passengers Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf Boards $3.00 ea. Northern Abaco T. Cay Airport to T reasure 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 C reek....................................... $35 + $5 TC Airport to Black W ood.......................................$14 + $5 TC Airport to Fire Roa d..........................................$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 Mou nt Hope..................................... $55 + $5 TC Airport to Fox T own..........................................$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 Cr eek......................................... $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 Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes...................29 ......F....367-2366 Port of Call................24......F....367-2163 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 Resort22......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 Coopers Town Gov. Clinic....365-0300 Green Turtle Cay Gov. Clinic365-4028 Hope Town Gov. Clinic............366-0108 Sandy Point Gov. Clinic..........366-4010 Treasure Cay Corbett Clinic...365-8288 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-War 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 Di vers ............................... 365-4271 Rentals Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals.............................367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss....................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 Shell Hut Cart Rentals.......................365-4188 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Guana Cay Cart Rentals...................365-5016 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 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 Abaco Outback by kayak................367-5358 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 am10:151:15 pm3:305:30 Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour 30 minute trip 8 am11:302:30 pm4:45Fare 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 Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain .......366-4107 Floyd Burrows .....366-4175 Links Adderly .......366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows .....366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder .......366-2163 Jay Sawyer .........367-3941 Justin Sands.......367-3526 Terrance Davis ....367-4464 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 GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 C&G Restaurant...............$.............367-3227 Conch Inn Bistro...........$$$.............367-4444 Daily Bread (lunch)...........$....... Flippers...........................$$ .............367-4657 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Jamies Place................................................... Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch).......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.................$$$.............366-0062 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Guana Cay Coco Paradise...................................365-5197 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............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 AbaconianAbaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 Fax 367-5823 (phone soon) abacochamber@abacoinet.com Area code 242 unless listed

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32 The Abaconian December 15th, 2001 Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 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 Congratulations toZack KeyFor making the Honour Roll at St. Francis de Sales School, Grade 2. Good work. Keep it up. Thanks to Mrs. Moss for being a wonderful teacher. From Momma & Poppa, Mommy, Peter & Alissia and Aunts & Uncles Friendly & Professional Printing Services Carbonless Forms Office Stationary Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Wedding/Funeral Programs Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminations ...More Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Ph: (242) 367-3202 Fax: (242) 367-3201 Fire Destroys Service StationA dangerous fire consumed the TNT Service Station at the corner of S.C. Bootle Highway and South Side Road in Murphy Town on December 2. The fire occurred at mid day while the station was open. Five trucks responded, four from the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department and one from the Dundas Town Volunteer Fire Department. The flames quickly destroyed the building but fire fighters were able to contain the fire to keep it from engulfing adjacent vehicles, the fuel storage tanks and other volatile chemical containers. Water was supplied by two pumps from a pond about 1000 feet away to battle the fire.The cause of the fire is not known.The station was leased by Mr. Basil Wilmore of Murphy Town. The first Multi-Purpose Low Speed Vehicle engineered for both street and turf, with a street speed of 25 mph. Designed with a 72 volt DC motor and microprocessor controller for superior performance. Model E825/LSV features include: Four wheel hydraulic brakes Automotive style seat belts Full exterior lighting Windsheild wiper Rack & pinion steering 72 volt Trojan low maintenance battery system Washable interior Dual mirrorsGlobal Electric Motorcars, LLCA Subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler Corporation.Prices Star Prices Star Prices Star Prices Star Prices Star ting ating a ting ating a ting a tt tt t$9,960.00For more information callPh: (242) 367-2840from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Ask for Heath ....Practical Affordable... ....Versatile Functional... ....Safe! REVERSE OSMOSISSEA WATER DESALINATORS MAKE DRINKING WATER FROM SEAWATER Advanced Water Engineering, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of water treatment equipment including our REVERSE OSMOSIS. We are re-introducing our equipment to the Bahamas. Residential and small boat sizes from 100 to 20,000 gallons per day.Pricing starts at $2,300.00 We also stock: pumps membranes filters test kits cistern liners poly tanks cat pumps cat parts fittingsADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INCIndian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Tel: (321) 777-4909 Fax: (321) 773-8338e-mail: info@advancedwater.com DISTRIBUTORS WANTED CALL OR E-MAIL FOR PRICES

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 33 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 The entire Management and Staff of Abaco Outboard Engines Ltd. would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of those whose continuing patronage throughout the years have kept us in business to serve you...our loyal customers!Merry Christmas, and a Safe and Prosperous New Year! The Free National Movement held a fund raising transportation raffle which climaxed on December 8 with a drawing at Sawyers Market in Marsh Harbour. Shown above is Jack Albury, President of the South Abaco Branch of the FNM party, reading the winning raffle tickets. The winners were Roger Pinder, 1 st place winning a 2001 Daihatsu, Jonathan Cheeatow 2 nd place bicycle, Sir Durward Knowles 3 rd place tricicle, Hercules Clarke 4 th place scooter and Ofnel Anne 5 th place rollerblades.FNM Raffle Awards a Car Dance Troupe Performs in Green Turtle CayThe Abaco Cultural Society presented the Momentum Dance Company of Miami, Florida, in two performances on December 8. They took place at the Garden Theatre at the home of renown artist Alton Lowe. The matinee performance for young people portrayed the history of civilization from cave man days through the technology era. The one hour production was well received by the children. The evening performance offered a variety of works both classic and modern. This is one of several events sponsored by the Abaco Cultural Society. Earlier in December they offered a musical concert featuring local singers as well as professional vocalists. Each office independently owned and operated Phone: 242-367-2992 Fax: 242-367-4800 Email: coldbank@abacoinet.com Making Real Estate Real Easy LIGHTBOURN REALTYCall today to list your property with us or inquire about our many listed properties. Located one building east of Memorial Pla za. P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasGreen Turtle Agent Chris Farrington 242-365-4465 An island style two story owner built home situated in lovely Man-OWar. The bottom story is currently used as a rental and upstairs as the main residence. The entire building consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. This home is only one lot away from an Atlantic Beach and is offered completely furnished.-$475,000 Uniquely situated home on Hope Towns picturesque harbour. Features 4 beds, 4 baths, an open living, dining and kitchen with an office off to the side, extensive outdoor patios with a large dock. The home is less than 5 years old, has an 18,000 gallon cistern and runs 137' on the water. Abaco Agents Brent Cartwright Mailin Sands Chris Farrington Beth Ruzicka Bill JohnstonSeasons GreetingsFeaturing the finest in residential, commercial, vacation homes and investment properties. This well equipped home sits on a double elevated lot comprising of almost an acre of land that offers fantastic sea views. The home features 1 bed, 1bath, an open kitchen, living and dining room, two patios, and a laundry room upstairs with 2 beds, 1 bath, kitchen and living room down stairs. There are two adjacent lots, each being over 10,000 square feet, that can be purchased with or without the home. Unique harbour front offering in Marsh Harbour An immaculate 3/2 home with an additional waterfront lot that offers a 23' x 70' boat slip with deep water draft. The home is on an interior lot with the vacant lot of over 18,000 square feet on the harour to build a dream home. This 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home was owner-built 2 years ago. This island style home is in immaculate condition and features a 17,000 gallon rainwater cistern, solid maple kitchen cabinets and is offered fully furnished.-$355,000 A 2 bedroom, 1 bath home nestled in the heart of Great Guana Cay. This home is already established in the rental market and would be ideal for a vacation home. All new doors and windows and a new water maker-$169,900

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34 The Abaconian December 15th, 2001 Donna Sands, Agent forReal Estate andRental Cottages Waterfront or Hilltop Homes and Lots for Sale Home Fun in the Sun Go Fishing or Diving Explore the Islands Discover our BeachesGolf Cart & Bike RentalsTel: 365-5195 VHF 16 Young LoversOn Great Guana CayBetween the Deep Blue Ocean and the Turquoise Sea of Abaco The funeral for Margarita Aunty Maggie Cooper, 69 was held on December 1 in the Church of God Cathedral in Coopers Town. Officiating was Bishop Archilus Cooper assisted by Elder Clayton McIntosh. Interment was in the South Side Garden in Coopers Town. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Cooper; sons Lionel, Ivan, William, Sr., and Gary Cooper; daughter Sherrilean Russell; son-in-law Robert Russell; brothers Rudy and Nathan Laing; daughters-inlaw Hortence, Melvern and Lynette Cooper; grandchildren Nekisha; Shantell, Kendrick, Krisy, Nadia, William Sr. Demi, Garvin, Whitney, Ricardo, Marlyncia Cooper, Lashanda, Elkino, Leonardo, Angelica and Jarvin Russell, Donnell Reckley, Andrea Saunders and Samantha Williams; grandsons-in-law Tyrone Reckley and Frederick Williams; great grandchildren Tyleasha Reckley, Casey Williams, Garthea Roberts, Kavon Gardiner, Lester Butterfield, Nathan Jr., John and Javon Saunders; sisters-in-law Macy, Estelle, Neta, Vivian and Lillian Cooper, Cleota Edgecombe, Vernie Smith, Sheila Adderley and Dorothy Laing; brothers-in-law Rev. Archilus, Samuel Hartman, Charlie, Eric and Henry Cooper and Rudy Smith; nephews; nieces and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Elise Davis 71, of Moores Island was held on December 1 at the Zion Baptist church in Murphy Town. Officiating was Pastor A.B. Lewis. Interment was in the Murphy Town Public Cemetery. She is survived by daughters Edimae Duncombe, Helen Davis and Barbara Russell; brother Harrison Gaitor; stepdaughter Ellamae Swain; sisters-in-law Jennie Stuart, Edith Clarke, Maxine Gaitor, Leoine Davis, Minivera Davis, Curlean Davis and Verleta Davis; brothers-in-law Kenneth, Labon, Hencil and Ronald Davis; grandchildren Vernie, Eskin, Princess, Alex, Jermaine, Timmy, Sharnique, Larry, Frisco, Oprah and Velma; great grandchildren; nieces; nephews and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Anna Mae Kemp 57, formerly of Coopers Town was held on December 2 in Grand Bahama. She is survived by children Sterling and Judith Newbold and Amanda Newbold Leathen; adopted daughter Pauline Sears; son-in-law Glenrick Leathen; sisters Unamae Sawyer, Sylvia Williams and Janet Lightbourne; brother Millet Kemp; adopted brothers Boynell Williams, Fletcher McIntosh and James Edgecombe; brothers-in-law Joseph Sawyer and Robert Williams; adopted sisters-in-law Celeste McIntosh and Melvese Wiliams; grandchildren Jermain Williams, Shanrika Bain, Ramond Simonze and Keno Williams; nieces Janet and Jerusa Williams, Lawanda Williams Bain, Phillippa and Nerissa McIntosh, Kenra Gibbs, Raquel Clement, Alteta, Cindy, Hillary, Melinda, Dashna and Stephanna Kemp, Tanya Williams, Sherrimae Delancey, Victoria Bootle, Lisa Cooper and Lanitia Rolle, Rosmary Newbold, Veronica McIntosh, Catrell and Maryann Williams and Bianca Edgecombe; nephews Dwight, Hank, Cameron, Rickey and Malcus Williams, McArthur and Alexander McIntosh, Jamie and Cameron Edgecombe, Justin, Michael, Jason, Christopher and Michael Kemp, Flint Bullard and Bert Cooper; aunts Eliza and Marie McIntosh, Cleotha, Thelma and Villamae Edgecombe; uncles Medius Edgecombe and Charles Jones and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Louisa Mama VisaObituaries of Relatives and Friends Please see Obituaries Page 39 Abaco Marine ConstructionQuality Marine Construction242-366-0224 Fx 242-366-0434 email: docks@hopetown.comDocks Sea Walls Marinas DredgingAll stainless steel fastenersDesign Drafting Permitting Etc. Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 3 bath 15 ft. wide slip$266,000 Phase II 3 bed / 3 bath 12 ft. wide slip$266,000 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg. 3 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip$182,000 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip$194,000 Bldg 4 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip$194,000 Bldg 5 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip$194,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Garden/Pool View 1 bed / 1 bath beginning at $ 70,000 2 bed / 1 bath beginning at $105,000 Marina View 1 bed / 1 bathbeginning at $ 78,000 2 bed / 1 bath beginning at $121,000 VILLAS Ocean Villa Subdivision 2 bed / 2 bath special garden location. $194,000 Beach Villa Subdivision Garden villa 2 bed / 2 bath extra features $180,000 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool / waterfall 2 bed / 2 bath octagonal house$275,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 2 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other featuresStarting at $412,500 Plus 14% closing GALLEON BAY CANAL "Burns House" canal front 2 storey 2,250 sq. ft octagonal home. Lower 3 bed / 2 bath living / family, utility and screened porch. Upper vaulted ceilings living / kitchen, master bed / en suite bath $652,000 "Honey's Home" canal front, 2 storey home on extra large lot with direct 200 ft Greenway Beach access. 3 Bedroom, 3 bath, fully furnished with many xtras including backup generator, RO system, boat lift, work-shop/garage, cabana, etc.$769,000 Safe Harbour Canal front with excellent elevation. Octagonal 825 sq. ft. garage / efficiency guest house with plans for main house. Dock with power in place. Must see.$369,000 Laguna brand new canal front, octagonal home, fully furnished, 3 bed/ 2 bath, modern open concept, living/dining/kitchen plus partially covered deck. Perfect island retreat for some lucky family $676,500 SANDPIPER BEACH "Point of View" 3 bed / 2 bath split level open concept home with cathedral ceilings and skylights. Master bedroom suite accesses large ocean-side deck with beach, beach and more beach $1,476,000 BRIGANTINE BAY ESTATES "Sea Cliff" newly completed 2 storey CBS home fully furnished. Living / dining / kitchen downstairs, bed rooms upstairs. Direct greenway access to Treasure Cay beach$431,000 Sableau Soleil Canal front with dock. Island simplicity home, 3 bed / 2 bath, detached garage with half bath. Waterfront view from master bedroom and open concept living / dining / kitcen$430,500 CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above.$1,169,000 "Sea Grapes" Directly on the ocean modern CBS fully tiled 3600 sq. ft. home on extra large lot with 215 ft. frontage. Features 3 bed / 3 bath, fully equipped kitchen, large living / dining area (open concept). Two bedrooms / living / dining / kitchen all face ocean side and have direct access to beautiful garden and beach. Garage and utility in main house with additional detached garage / work shop / storage. Grounds fully landscaped with irrigation / sprinkler system.$1,845,000 Dasha 2 storey home on Ocean Blvd. across from greenway to main Treasure Cay Beach. Each level offers 3 bed / 2 bath with open concept living / dining / kitchen and access to covered porch / patio, plus 2 car garage / utility. $448,950 WINDWARD BEACH "Hughes" Exceptional beach lot with high ocean front elevation. Two storey, open lower level. All living upstairs. 3 bed / 2 bath, open concept, living / dining / den / kitchen. Your imagination completes this house.$523,000 Coconuts Two ocean fron lots with 3 bed/2 bath CBS family/beach home. All bedrooms and living/ dining/kitchen have full ocean view. Bathrooms have outside access. Many extra features including pool, detached garage and VW automobile. Must see. $875,000 VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE Canal Frontbeginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interior ditto $25,000 Windward Beach / Oceanfront ditto $150,000Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information. We not only sell here, we live here and love it.Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.net Member

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 35Mr. Stubbs was the former Senior Master at Jack Hayward High School in Freeport and his ties to Freeport go back to his days in high school. Immediately both staff and students were aware of changes at the school. The students soon realized that school would be orderly and structured, that they would be held responsible for their actions. Mr. Stubbs is a no nonsense person who deals fairly with all. Every morning before school he can be found at the main entrance greeting parents as they drop their children to school. He is high on parental involvement and is not pleased at the low amount of parental involvement he has seen thus far. He talks to students all day long, whether it is a whole class, a few students or one on one. Punishment, if needed, is handed out but in a constructive manner and a willing ear to listen is always there. This man has committed himself to remain in Abaco, not for the job but for the students. He was reticent to come to Abaco but he seems to be settling in nicely and enjoying his chance to help the young people of Abaco. Mr. Stubbs has just moved into the Principals residence located near the school even though the renovations to the house are not complete. He is hoping that the renovations can be completed soon so he can settle in comfortably. He enjoys reading, likes to sing and enjoys his church, the Seventh Day Adventist Church. If you have a student at ACH, go to the school and welcome Mr. Stubbs if you have not done so yet. You will be surprised. SchoolFrom Page 30 The seminars will be conducted by recently graduated students and health educators from Wildwood Lifestyle Center and Hospital in Wildwood, Georgia. This institute has been a leader in preventive lifestyle medicine for over 60 years. The health expo will include classes in cooking, massage and hydro therapy. The group will give lectures on heart disease, cancer, AIDS and natural remedies. The team will also speak to the youth in two high schools in Marsh Harbour on drugs, alcohol, tobacco, nutrition and exercise. The seminars will hopefully change lifestyles and reduce the number of chronic diseases and untimely deaths by many residents on Abaco. There is no charge for the services and everyone is cordially invited to attend. For more information contact Pastor Roger Moncur at 367-4961 or 367-4501.Youth Ministry StartedBy Isobel Sherman Mr. Quentin Bastian and his wife Lenora have formed an interdenominational Youth for Christ Evangelistic Ministries. The goal of the ministry is to help the youth of Abaco. Abaco Christian Academy, a nursery and preschool, is the first outlet for this ministry. Planned in the future are a youth marching band, a community gospel choir and a youth sporting league. On December 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Youth for Christ Evangelistic Ministries will be having a Family Fun Day at Murphy Town basketball court. There will be food, games, a bouncing castle, face painting, and other attractions. At 6 p.m. a gospel concert will feature all the choirs of Abaco. Further information can be obtained by calling 367-4987. ChurchFrom Page 10 Dive Abaco!A Marsh Harbour Tradition Since 1978 Full Service Dive Center Resort Boutique Island Tours Sunset CruisesFor 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 ABACOAbaco Beach Resort 242 Conch Inn Resort 242 Fax 242 e-mail: dive@diveabaco.com www.diveabaco.com

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36 The Abaconian December 15th, 2001 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 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBluff House365-4200 Green Turtle Club365-4271 New Plymouth Inn365-4161Guana CayDolphin Be ach Resort365-5137 Coco Paradise 365-5197 Donna Sands+ 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort365-5133 Guana Seaside365-5106 Harbour View Haven + 365-5028 Sea Shore Villas+ 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 366-0133 Club Soleil 366-0003 Elbow Cay Properties + 366-0035 HT Harbour Lodge 366 0095 Hope Town Hideaways + 366-0224 Hope Town Villas + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Malone Estates + 366-0100 Sea Spray Resort 366-0065 Tanny Key + 366-0053 Turtle Hill 366-0557Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals+ 365-6048 Schooners Landing 365-6072 Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 367-2719 Abaco Towns by the Sea367-2227 Bustick Bight Resort367-3980 Conch Inn367-4000 Ds Guest House 367-3980 Island Breezes Motel367-3776 Lofty Fig V illas 367-2681 Pelican Beach V illas367-3600 Marsh Harb. Airport Motel367-4402 Sunset Point Resort367-5333Moores Island Moores Is Bonefish Camp 366-6334 Sandy PointOeishas Resort366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8950 Banyan Beach Resort365-8111 Island Dreams+ 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations+ 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations+ 800-462-2426 + agents who have multiple listings of cottages and houses Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 By Alice Bain Some confusion has arisen concerning the new road markings recently painted on the streets and highways of Abaco. Mr. Gary Oliver, a professional road-stripe painter who has painted lines on roads all over the world, is responsible for the placement of the lines and explains the meanings and functions of the different markings. When I arrived here, I spent the first two days surveying the roads, measuring curves and deciding what was going to go where, states Mr. Oliver. There are two types of dotted center line; a three-yard line spaced with six-yard gaps means that motorists may overtake or pass if the oncoming lane is clear. A six-yard line with a three yard gap indicates a hazardous junction or an approaching double center line. The double center line signifies absolutely no overtaking or stopping, not even on the side of the road. Painted on the road in between dotted lines, just before a hazardous double center line curve, are curved arrows that direct to the left. These arrows do not indicate the direction of the curve, they are placed there as a reminder for the motorist to keep in his own lane and not overtake on the double center lines. Dotted edge lines of one yard by one yard indicate that access by vehicles is allowed past the line. A solid edge line indicates no access and motorists are not supposed to cross these lines or park on them. A solid line painted across one lane at a junction indicates that motorists are required to stop before proceeding. Mr. Oliver surveyed the roads going through town with an eleven-foot carriageway on either side of the center line, which is more than adequate for all except the most oversized vehicles.Road Lines InterpretedTilloo 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 detailsLeslie 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 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 Ltd 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 Rent Classified Advertisements REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE 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 It Pays to AdvertiseThe Abaconian

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 37Minimum 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 Marsh Harbour Apartment for rent 2 bed/ 2bath. Call 367-2446 Marsh Harbour, Government Sub, 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. We are accepting bids. Please leave name and number. 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 561486-4478 Treasure Cay Marina homesite 71 feet of bulkhead 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. 365-8771 day or 365-8467 after 5. 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 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, Rentals and Sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or Fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Elbow Cay, ocean front home, brand new, custom built by builder, 80 wide lot, 2 bed 2 bath upstairs, 1 bed apt. downstairs, Walk to Sea Spray. $850,000 Call 321-784-0163 or leave message for Cliff at 366-0065 Green Turtle Cay White Sound, 3 bed/2 bath, privately nestled on 1/2 acre with lush valley and sea views $500,000. Call 508-325-5495 Lynard Cay 1 acre water front property, good elevation and spectacular views. The perfect get-away site, only one mile from Little Harbour. $70,000 Call 359-6064 Marsh Harbour Duplex 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. $120,000. Call Charlotte at 3673201 days Property and Houses FOR SALE Property and Houses FOR SALE Property and Houses FOR SALE Property and Houses FOR SALE Houses and Land For Sale or RentClassified Advertisements REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE www.abacos.com rentals real estate activities information cost-effective-ads Tel: 321-254-4901 Fax: 321-242-1356 Specialising in Treasure Cay & Leisure Lee Waterways Ed Newell & Cindy Roberts Newell Tel/Fax: 242-365-8752 or Cellular 242-357-6570 www .abacoestateservices.com BREA Members Cherokee Sound Yellowwood 1.3 acres overlooking Winding Bay, high elevation, great views. $75,000 Phone 366-2266 MUST SELLINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOSandy Point 3 bed, 1 bath 13,545 sq. ft. Lot #119 Murphy Town Vacant Land 108 x 104 Lot 78B 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 242-502-3024Murphy Town 3 bed, 2 bath Hill top Lot 67OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERER ERER ER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIES On Green Turtle Cay : The beach, the beach, the beach Charming cottage set on high ridge on 1/3 acre. Furnished. Ocean views. 300 foot walk to beach. Reef close enough to swim to. Firm $236,000 Atlantic Ocean side: 1.46 acres 150' frontage on beach. $480,000 Bight O Bay: On Atlantic Ocean, four beach lots in cove, with 90' frontage each. 1/3 to 1/4 acres each. Good area for snorkeling. $222,000 each Bight O Bay: Inland. Less than 5 minute walk to beach. 70' waterfront on Inner White Sound. 14 lots 1/2 acre each lot. Starting at $78,650 Green Turtle Estates: Located in quiet residential area: Two story house under construction with ocean views. 150 ft. from ocean beach. 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. 50,000 gallon rain water tank. Plus fully furnished guest house with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths (kit. lv & din) $720,000 Quiet waterfront: Picturesque Black Sound Furnished. 2 bed 2 bath house on one acre. Waterfront. 100' dock with amenities. 5 minute walk to beach. Excellent rental history. $500,000 White Sound: Inland: 4 lots 1/2 acre Within 5 minutes walk of waterfront at White Sound and public dock. Each $47,200 G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-242-365-4234 Fax 1-242-365-4636 e-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/oceanbluTwo waterfront lots on Bluff Harbour: 140' total frontage. Good elevation. Beautiful views. Dock site. Total 1/2 acre $430,000 Inner White Sound: On water. Two bedroom three bath fully furnished villa. Kit / liv and dining room. In pristine condition. Excellent rental history. $270,000 10,000 sq. ft. lot: Just steps away from ocean beach. 1 1/2 miles from town. $47,200 Income Producing Apartments: Two-year-old two story building with views of Coco Bay. Use of shared private dock. Two 2 bed one bath furnished apartments with A/C throughout on 2nd floor. Two 1 bedroom one bath apartments on ground flour. Separate shed with aluchdry facilities. B $600,000 ONO Coco Bay: 1/3 acre within five minute walk of beach. $42,000 gross ONO Stunning two bedroom two bath house. Views of Sea of Abaco, Guana Cay and Atlantic Ocean. 400 ft. to beach. 18 ft. ceilings in great room House is new with interior still under construction. Stand-by generator. All finishing materials and furniture on site. A/ C throughout. Truck and golf cart included $775,500 On Munjack Cay : 10 acres with 320 ft. on Sea of Abaco: Dock. Good elevation $300,000Sales, Rentals and Property Management It Pays to Advertise inThe AbaconianCall 367-3202 for information

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38 The Abaconian December 15th, 2001 TT TT T ropicalropical ropicalropical ropicalSelfSelf SelfSelf SelfStorageStorage StorageStorage Storage 10 x 12 12 x 20 12 x 30Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 tropicalselfstorage@abacoinet.com MerryMerry MerryMerry Merry ChristmasChristmas ChristmasChristmas ChristmasNOTICEESTATE of LORRAINE CHRISTINE MALONE late of the Settlement of Hope Town in the Island of Little Guana Cay (a.k.a. Elbow Cay) one of the Abaco Chain of Cays, The Bahamas, deceased NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against the above Estate are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of the debts or claims certified in writing to the undersigned on or before 22nd January, 2002, and if required, to prove such debts or claims, or in default be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts or claims are proved; after the above date the Personal Representative will distribute the assets having regard only to the proved debts or claims of which he shall have had notice AND NOTICE is hereby given that all person indebted to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or before 22nd January, 2002. ALEXIOU, KNOWLES & CO. Attorneys for the Personal Representative Stratton Drive P.O. Box AB 20115 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Road Striping ContinuesShown above is the crew which painted stripes on main intersections in Marsh Harbour, helping to make our streets safer. A solid white line across a lane indicates that the motorist must come to a full stop. Most of the white lining was done with a specially equipped pick up truck. Some businesses have taken advantage of the machinery and have had white lining done in parking areas. Several Marsh Harbour businesses have recently paved their parking lots. Here the Bahama Hot Mix equipment is paving the greatly enlarged parking area at Solomons Abaco. Other businesses recently paved include Bristol Cellars and Abaco Hardware.Parking Lots Are Improved

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December 15th, 2001 The Abaconian 39 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 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 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. $9,900. 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 1985 GMC R/V Van sleeps 2, with stove, refrig & pottie, in good condition. DUTY PAID. $3500. Ph. 242-367-7248 Fax 972-7230291 86 Ford Ranger ext. cab, new transmission, rebilt engine. $5,500. Call 367-5586 1991 Chevy Cavalier Convertible $3500 Good running condition. Ph. 367-4643 1995 Ford Ranger, 54,000 miles, excellent condition. Call 367-4464 Two 140 HP Johnson Outboards, 1992, approx. 1500 hours each. Engines, gauges and controls $2500 OBO. Tel / Fax 242-365-6480 Yamaha Wave Runner Like new, only 45 hours, 3 seater, excellent condition, trailer, cover, life jackets included. $7000. Call 3596764 12’ Inflatable Nova Marine Hard bottom, 30 HP Evinrude, low hours, good condition. $2500. Call 2420365-6129 23’ Trimaran fast, fun, safe, excellent condition with outboard, DUTY PAID. $5600 Call 366-0552 25’ Chris Craft w/cabin windshield, S.S. Bimini top, diesel inboard, needs head gasket replaced. Abaco registered. $3000 366-0552 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 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats MERCHANDISE FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT VEHICLES FOR SALE Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 367-2111 Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 • 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 • 359-6839 PERSONAL Sad and Lonely in Little HarbourDo you enjoy long walks on the beach? Do you enjoy watersports of all kinds? Cat food? Could you live in a tiny, remote but beausiful settlement in the Bahama Out Islands? Having recently lost his lifemate, SMWD seeks SFWD for friendship and possible long-term relationship. Interested parties may apply at Doc’s Dock in Little Harbour. Ask for “Duck Too.” Concept Boats • Rentals and Sales Newest Boat Rentals on Abaco 23’ & 27’ boats, fully equipped Boutique & Convenience Store Timothy Roberts • Conch Inn Resort Ph: 242-367-5570 Fax: 242-367-5569 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. Have sciatica? TMJ? Lower back pain? Headaches? Get relief with muscular therapy. Call Karen Lane @ 367-5215 COMMERCIAL SERVICES Water Storage Cisterns 6 sizes available, less than $1 per gallon. Factory direct. Call Dolphin Fiberglass Products at 305-247-1748Cephas, 91 of Grand Cay was held on December 9 at the Shiloh Baptist Church on Grand Cay. Officiating was pastor John Russell and Bishop Velock Russell. Interment was in the Grand Cay Public Cemetery ObituariesFrom Page 34 Its executive members comprise Mr. Thompson along with Mr. John Kenning, Mrs. Rowena Bethel, Mr. Felix Stubbs from banking, law enforcement and the business sectors respectively. Mr. Thompson was with the National Insurance board for thirteen years. Among the attending dignitaries were Island Administrator Mr. Everette Hart, Deputy Administrator for North Abaco Mr. Ivan Ferguson and Chief Councillors Mr. Silbert Mills and Mrs. Suzanne Bethel. She is survived by her children Loretta Laing, Iva Cooper, Louvina Russell, Laura Rolle, Virtel Rolle, Perial Stuarte, Deloris Pratt, Wilbert and Eric Cephas; adopted sons the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Roosevelt Curry and Howard Rolle; sisters Brenda Lynes and Anna Russell; brothers Alfred and Joseph Hield and William Cooper; 56 grandchildren; 155 great grandchildren; 28 great, great grandchildren; daughters-inlaws Ada, Charlene and Maxine Cephas; sons-in-law Donald Laing, Henry Cooper Sr. Bishoop Velock Russell, Deacon Lloyd Rolle, Gerald Rolle, Henry Stuarte and Stephen Pratt; brother-in-law Alfred Russell; sisters-in-law Pansy Hield and Mabel Russell; nieces; nephews and many other relatives and friends. The two-hour presentation by Mr. Thompson attracted a cross section of professionals which included representatives of CIBC Bank, the Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, the Bahamas Development Bank, real estate companies, law firms and the Teachers and Salaried Workers Cooperative Credit Union. ComplianceFrom Page 12 Employment OpportunitiesAB AB AB AB AB A A A A A CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L TD TD TD TD TD . . JANITORS & BUTCHERSApply at Sawyer’s Market Benefits: Pension Fund Medical Insurance Regular hours five day week Vacation schedule 1 5 years = 2 weeks 5 10 years = 3 weeks 10 + years = 4 weeksApplication forms available at Abaco Wholesale, Marsh Harbour

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40 The Abaconian December 15th, 2001 TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS: WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE OVER THE PAST YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO SERVE YOU WITH THE SAME PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION IN THE NEW YEAR. WE WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS SEASON AND A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEWYEAR! INSURANCE MANAGEMENT (BAHAMAS) LIMITEDROBERT N. PINDER AND STAFF ABACO BRANCH INSURANCE MANAGEMENT (BAHAMAS) LIMITEDINSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTSNassau Office Rosetta Street P.O. Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 325-2831 Telex: INSURMAN 20456 Fax: (242) 323-6520 Freeport Office P.O. Box F-2541 Pioneers Way Tel: (242) 352-7421 Telex: SUNALLCO 30061 Fax: (242) 352-2857 Eleuthera Office Queens Highway Governors Harbour Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863 Abaco Office P.O. Box AB-20666 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206