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Abaconian ( 02-01-2002 )

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Title: Abaconian
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Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 02-01-2002
Copyright Date: 2009

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Title: Abaconian
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Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 02-01-2002
Copyright Date: 2009

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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 10, NUMBER 3, FEBRUARY 1st, 2001 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #5050 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 7571 N.W. 78th St. Medley, FL 33166-7530 Forward and Address Correction New Subdivision OpensPrime Minister Launches Central Pines Estates with 423 Lots Sandy Pt. Will Get SubdivisionACH Girl Dies on Track24 Haitians Apprehended at SeaThe Immigration Department and the Police Department apprehended 24 Haitian nationals consisting of 17 males, six females, one pregnant, and one child. They were coming in Whale Cay Channel on January 23 aboard the ST INNOCENT, a 104-foot Honduran registered boat. For more details please see story on page 14. A group from the Ministry of Housing and the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation visited Sandy Point announcing the start of work on a new subdivision four miles east of the community on high ground. Shown above are, facing the camera l. to r., Ms. Barbara Burrows, Permanent Secretary, and Melvin Seymour, Undersecretary, both with the Ministry of Housing, Mr. Jerome Godfrey, Managing Director of the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation and, Mrs. Lorraine Armbrister, Housing Officer, discussing it with Mr. Stanley White, Chief Councillor of the South Abaco District. By Isobel Sherman It was ten minutes before the end of the last period of the day on January 22 at Abaco Central High School. The physical education students were on the track when Natanya Gaitor just fell down on the track hard. According to her teacher, Mr. Charles Poitier, she had not been doing any strenuous exercise. Natanya was rushed to the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic where she was pronounced dead. The body was flown to Nassau on Wednesday for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Natanya was in grade 10. Her mother, father and several siblings as well as other Please see School Page 10 Natanya Gaitor By Anita Rolle Speculations have finally been laid to rest over the new Central Pines Estate Subdivision. On January 25 the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, launched the new subdivision situated in the pine forest south of Dundas Town at a Town Meeting at the Central Abaco Primary School. The meeting was very well attended as interest in the new subdivision has been growing immensely. Also in attendance were officials of the Ministry of Housing and the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation along with local government officials. Prices of the lots have been set at a flat rate of $.95 per square foot. The lots vary in size with the smallest about 10,000 square feet. Prime Minister Ingraham explained that options of payment include (1) a bank loan via commercial banks, (2) financing through the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation or (3) time payments directly to the government. He explained that option three requires a deposit of 10 percent with the balance and terms to be worked out through mutual agreement by both parties and terms ranging from three to four years. The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation finances houses with a value up to $100,000. He stated that the government is not in the business of building homes and will not be building any at this time. However, speedy approval of house plans was promised. It was also noted that it is preferred that land be issued to landowners intending to live on the land instead of being landlords. Allotments for multi-family homes will be available at a later date. Please see Subdivision Page 2

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Page 2 The Abaconian February 1st, 2001 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic light Weekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAILLeaves W. Palm Beach Tues. Arr. Nassau Weds. & Marsh Harbour Thurs. Sails Sunday for Nassau & FloridaIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or VHF ch. 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 33404 Abaco InnElbow Cay on the Ocean & White Sound near Hope Town Barefoot Elegance Romantic tropical rooms on both ocean & sound Free boat docking Scenic bar serving your favorite frozen drink Wonderful food served overlooking the ocean Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner a la carte Come by boat or call to be picked up in Hope TownReservations requested but not requiredVHF 16 Tel: 366-0133 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Ph: 242-367-2797 Fax: 242-367-2359@available GATORADEHERRSHERRS HERRSHERRS HERRS Ranch Flavored Tortilla ChipsSaddle up for some serious flavor! Herrs delicious new Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips deliver a hearty, bold ranch taste that you wont be able to get enough of. Viva La Ranch!WelchsIts a fact.Gatorade is the most researched sports drink on the planet. Which might explain why nothing refuels and replenishes better not water, not juice or soda, not other sports drinks. Its scientifically formulated to have the right taste, the right amount of carbs and no carbonation.Welchs Grape Juice has been a family favorite for more than six generations. Today, our classic purple grape juice has been joined by a wide variety of wholesome juices to please every taste. Theyre all made with the same attention to quality as the original The choice for great cola taste. Aquafina PEPSI Enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Aquafina. Our state of the art reverse osmosis purification system ensures consistently great tasting Aquafina in every bottle. There will be strict rules including setbacks and what businesses will be allowed. Mr. Ingraham would like to see Bahamian architecture, not houses looking like Florida. He wants home owners to landscape with a lawn, perhaps some fruit trees and other plants. Some lots will be available for contractors to build houses for selling. At this time there are about 200 applications on file. Allocated on the 530 acres of residential property, provisions have been made for a limited number of businesses. These include churches, parks, a sporting complex, day care centers and convenience stores. It is the intention of the government for these businesses to be privately owned and operated. A government complex and a mini-hospital will be situated in the Central Pines Estate Subdivision, along with a Police Station and the current Central Abaco Primary School. The Prime Minister encouraged potential land owners in attendance to leave as many pine trees as possible on and around their properties. He noted that the homes will be built on pine land and there is the chance of finding sinkholes. Persons in such situations will be accommodated for problem parcels of land. Prime Minister Ingraham stated that preference will be given to those persons who presently do not own homes. Applications are welcomed from Bahamians, 18 years or older only. The processing of applications is scheduled to begin February 1 and interested persons are encouraged to seek out requirements in a timely manner. The Prime Minister suggested to town leaders that they should begin the process of considering highway and streetLots Are Now Available in SubdivisionA group from Nassau was in Central Abaco to oversee the opening of the Central Pines Estates subdivision. Shown above are, l. to r., Ms. Lorraine Armbrister, Chief Housing Officer, Mr. Melvin Seymour, Under Secretary in the Ministry of Housing, Ms. Barbara Burrows, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing, and Mr. Jerome Godfrey, Director General of the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation. They will have the office in Dundas Town open for processing applications for land beginning February 1. SubdivisionFrom Page 1 Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is shown above discussing the new subdivision with Mr. Robert Sweeting, MP for South Abaco, on January 25. Remember Register to Votenames for the subdivision. Installation of utilities is near completion including light, water, telephone and cable services.Highlights of Other Topics Discussed Mr. Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister, announced that he will be willing to run again for the North Abaco Constituency in the upcoming election. Work on the next phase of 200 lots in Central Pines Estates will commence soon. During the recent visit of the Prime Minister he mentioned that plans are being drawn now for a new Administrative building to be constructed near the corner of Forest Drive and Crockett Drive. The plans should go to tender within the next two to three months. The construction of the mini-hospital will be later in 2002 or in 2003. The plans for a new airport terminal for Marsh Harbour will go to tender in about six to eight weeks. Central government will send a barge to Abaco to clean up old cars and other vehicles. He referred specifically to the area of S.C. Bootle Highway and South Side Road. The Prime Minister will be visiting Abaco early in February to explain the details of the referendum which is scheduled to be held late in February.

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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 3 ABACO MARKETSWall of Values SPECIALS GOOD FEB. 1st FEB. 28th, 2001VV VV V isit our Stor isit our Stor isit our Stor isit our Stor isit our Stor es fes f es fes f es f oror oror or UnadUnad UnadUnad Unad vv vv v erer erer er tised Specials tised Specials tised Specials tised Specials tised Specials Treasure Cay Shopping CentreTel (242)-365-8350 Fax (242) 365-8352 Sawyers Building, Don MacKay Blvd.Tel: (242) 367-2044/5 Fax: (242) 367-205940oz Downy April Fresh $6.69 87oz Ultra2 Tide 31 use $8.69 Laundry6oz s/k Chk Lt Tuna in Water4/$2.49 6oz s/k Chk Lt Tuna in Oil4/$2.49 Canned Tuna32oz Bordens 2% White Milk2/$2.99 32oz Bordens Skim White Milk2/$2.99 32oz Bordens Whole White Milk2/$2.99 Milk7.5oz Renzt Cnty Vanilla Solid $1.69 7.5oz Renzt Citrus Sun Burst $1.69 7.5oz Renzt Wild Orchid $1.69 Air Fresheners2.5oz Salad Crisp Italian2/$1.00 20oz Best Yet Ketchup Sqz.2/$1.39 Condiments6pk Mega Malt Cans $3.99 Malts20# Riceland Rice $7.29 5# Riceland Parboiled Rice $2.49 5# Par Exec Rice $2.09 Rice11.5oz O/spray Fruit Punch3/$1.00 46oz D.M. Pineapple Juice2/$4.99 8pk Citrus Squeeze Florida $1.99 8pk Citrus Squeeze California $1.99 8pk Citrus Squeeze Fruit Punch $1.99 10pk Tang Pouch Orange $4.25 10pk Tang Pouch Fruit Frenzy $4.25 10pk Tang Pouch Cherry Craze $4.25 Fruit Juices16oz Campbells Pork & Beans2/$1.99 10.5oz Campbells Veg. Soup2/$ .89 Canned Veggies4 Roll Best Yet B/R Tissue $1.69 1 Roll So Dri Towels$ .89 Paper Products16oz Pillsbury Milk Choc. Frosting $2.19 16oz Pillsbury Cr. Cheese Frosting $2.19 18.2oz Best Yet Yellow Cake Mix $1.49 Baking GoodsOne free can of Distinction Condensed milk w/ purchase of 18oz Kelloggs Corn Flakes 15oz Kelloggs Frosted Flakes $3.89 Cereals5# Robin Hood Flour2/$2.29 4# Jack Frost Sugar2/$2.49 Sugar & Flour397gr Distinction Condensed Milk2/$1.39 410gr Distinction Evap. Milk2/$1.19 Canned Milks16oz Alaga Syrup $2.59 12oz Log Cabin Syrup $1.95 Syrups11.5oz Libbys Nectar Peach2/$ .99 15.2oz D.M. Sliced Peaches2/$2.99 Canned Fruits5oz Armour Vienna Sausage3/$1.69 Canned Sausages14oz Hunts Snack Pack Mud Pie$ .99 Puddings7.25oz Best Yet Mac & Cheese2/$1.00 Macaroni & Cheese48oz Wesson Oil $2.29 Cooking Oil Prices and Quantities Limited to Availability26oz Windex Mtn. Berry $4.29 40oz Xtra Pine Cleaner $2.29 Cleaning Items10oz Knotts Strawberry Pres. $1.39 18oz Jif Creamy P/Butter R/F $1.99 Peanut Butter & Jams

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Page 4 The Abaconian February 1st, 2001 Mens, Womens & Childrens Wear T-Shirts Infants Clothing Household Items LuggageQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh HarbourMon Sat 8:30 am 5:30 pm Tel: 367-2017Spooners && && & Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van StrattonNN NN N ASSASS ASSASS ASS AA AA A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y LY L Y LY L Y L TD.TD. TD.TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRSTGeneral Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd.Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sea Spray ResortHopetown, Elbow Cay, AbacoVillas Restaurant Marina Now Offering Discounted RatesNow Through April 31, 2002 andAugust 2002 through April 2003 Boats up to 50 $325 monthly Metered water & electricityTexaco Star Port Fresh Water Pool BakeryBoat House RestaurantCome by and see us We have friendly staff waiting to serve youOpen 8-5 daily VHF ch. 16 Ph: (242) 366-0065 e-mail: seasprayres@oii.net www.seasprayresort.com Crown Haven is gearing up for what proposes to be a year of activity at the newly built government dock. Pinders Ferry Service, operating under the expert hands of Mr. William Pinder, offers scheduled ferry service from the Crown Haven dock into McLeans Town, Grand Bahama, giving residents the opportunity to connect with the Discovery Cruise Lines service into Ft. Lauderdale. On arrival at Pinders Ferry at the dock in Crown Haven, passengers take the 40minute ride to the McLeans Town dock on Grand Bahama. Bus service there can then take passengers to the Freeport dock which takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Passengers can then board the Discovery Cruise Line to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. On return from Fort Lauderdale to Freeport, the bus transports passengers back to McLeans Town where Pinders Ferry returns them to the Crown Haven dock. Now available at the Crown Haven dock is bus service provided by R.O. Bus Service going from Crown Haven to Marsh Harbour. Pinders Ferry Service is equipped with four boats: two 25-foot Omegas which can carry about 20-passengers and two 27-foot Outrage Boston Whalers which comfortably carry around 25-passengers. The company also own a smaller vessel for smaller groups. Each boat is fully equipped with emergency equipment including radio, life jackets and fire extinguishers. Additionally, drivers are accommodated with cellular phones. The ferry schedule is as follows: Leaves Crown Haven daily 7 a.m., 2:30 p.m. Leaves McLeans Town daily 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Pinders Ferry Fare: $30 one way, $60 round trip Charter for the day $500 Bus farebetween McLeans Town and Freeport $10 one way Bus fare between Crown Haven and Coopers Town $10 one way Bus fare between Coopers Town and Marsh Harbour$12 one way A resident of McLeans Town, Mr. William Pinder has been in the ferry business for three years. He noted that there appears to be an equal number of passengers whose destination is Freeport as well as those traveling into Fort Lauderdale. No reservations are necessary for the ferry service unless it is a group.According to Mr. Pinder, by far the busiest time of the year is during the regattas, Its usually necessary to increase the number of trips to accommodate the number of passengers. Passengers staying on Grand Bahama have the option to patronize Pinders Car Rental service. The recently implemented bus transport by R.O. Bus Service operates from Crown Haven with service covering all settlements through Marsh Harbour. With the capacity to transport 25 adults, R.O. Bus Service, owned and operated by Mr. Oxley Fox, makes two trips daily. The pick-up point in Marsh Harbour is located outside the AID store on Don MacKay Boulevard. Rental cars are available at both McLeans Town and Crown Haven.Grand Bahama Is Now a Ferry Trip AwayA new bus service linking Central Abaco with Crown Haven coincides with a ferry to McLeans Town, Grand Bahama which connects with a bus to Freeport. Shown is the bus in Crown Haven and one of four ferries (the first boat) used for the trip to McLeans town. AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the clinic.

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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 5 Shop& Save 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) 367-5767Shop Price Right for Better Service, Better Values & Better SavingsWeve got what you need with everyday specials for everyday itemsQuicker Check-outs,friendly staff, andbetter value for your dollar make shopping at Price Right an enjoyable experience. 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 Hope TownTown Has New ConstableConstable K392, Dino Durham became Hope Towns full time on-the-beat police officer on January 14. I am here to assist the community in curbing crime and to make a police presence felt, he said. Although the island of Elbow Cay and the settlement of Hope Town has few incidences of crime, there are minor misdemeanors from time to time, some of which are more in the area of pranks. However, Constable Durham does hope to reduce the number of drug offences to which the cay along with the rest of Abaco is prey. Prior to moving to Hope Town, where his wifes family lives, he worked for two years in his birthplace of Inagua. I worked on the beat and patrols and I also assisted with drug operations there, he said. In Hope Town he is initially familiarising himself with the community. I am getting to know the key people, such as local government representatives and firefighters, he explained. His first day was mainly taken up with walking around, checking that motorised vehicles were licensed and inspected. His beat will also include night time patrols of town. Constable Dino carries a VHF at all times while he is on duty and can be reached on Channel 16. His office is next to the Post Office in the Commissioners Office. Telephone contact there is 366-0600. His emergency cell number is 477-5240. Constable Din is married to Lauramae; they have two girls, Dinamae and Donelle. The family are presently living with Lauramaes family at the Elbow Cay L ighthouse. News of the CaysMan-O-WarIt Is Flea Market Time AgainBy Nancy Albury Man-O-War School will be having its annual Flea Market on February 16 at the ManO-War Marina from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. A raffle will be held and tickets will be available for purchase at the time of the Flea Market or beforehand from students. Takea-chance games will include many gift certificates for dinners and lunches from area restaurants and a lot of neat stuff! Everyone is welcome to try to sell whatever you have, marine and household items, arts and crafts, whatever! Tables will be available for just 10 percent of each persons proceeds which will be your donation to the school. Other activities will include games organized by the children, some entertainment and food cooked by parents and local participants. Starting at 10 a.m. hamburgers, hot dogs, conch salad, conch fritters and conch chowder, sodas and water will be available. At 11 a.m parents will be selling full meals and numerous desserts. Last years Flea Market was an astounding success, thanks to all of you who participated. From the proceeds we purchased reading books and subject workbooks, paid for teaching aids, computer supplies, science and art supplies and did some general plumbing and carpentry repairs. A covered entryway with side benches was built during the summer for the children to gather at break time out of the elements and the school got a fresh coat of paint. Your donations have truly helped make Man-O-War School a wonderful place to develop our childrens academic excellence. Hope to see you again on February 16. 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

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Page 6 The Abaconian February 1st, 2001 Open DailyBreakfast 7 a.m. 11 a.m.Lunch 12 p.m. 2:30 p.m.Dinner 6 p.m. 10 p.m.Tel: 367-2158Located in the Abaco Beach Resort Check Out Tzers Gift ShopAnglers Restaurant presents international cuisine with an island flair in a casual waterfront setting. One of the most popular restaurants in the Abacos, Anglers serves breakfast, lunch & dinner every day of the year.You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and delicious menu. delicious menu. delicious menu. delicious menu. delicious menu. Central Abaco News Laines Kurls & KutsA Unisex SalonMatrix and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Mon. Sat 9 am 5 pm Phone 367-3623 Located in Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping PlazaThe third leg of the Bahamas Wahoo Championship tournament just concluded January 20 at Boat Harbour. Eight boats competed this year under ideal fishing conditions. Seas were light or calm for the four days of fishing. Double Eagle from Fort Pierce led in this leg with five fish totaling 282 points. Their heaviest wahoo was 88.5 pounds. Sean Double from Freeport was second with 234 points. After three legs of the tournament, Double Eagle leads with 403 points and Sean Double is only 16.5 points behind. The final leg will be in Freeport in midFebruary. The first two legs were in Freeport and Bimini respectively. It is believed that the rough seas the last two years put off many entrants for this Abaco leg of the Wahoo Championship. Overall, 27 boats have participated in this event this year. Many women baked and cooked for a fund raising event in Marsh Harbour for Trauma One Emergency Ambulance Service on January 19. Mr. Daniel Wiltfang, organizer of Trauma One held a flea market sale simulaneously. Donated items and the baked good brought a good return. A surprise 60th birthday party was held for Mr. Everette Hart, Senior Administrator for Central Abaco, at the Pavilon at Abaco Beach Resort on January 26. About 130 family and friends delighted in paying tribute and relating anecdotes about him and especially his fishing prowess. Good friend, Ms. Diana Swan, was Mistress of Ceremonies. The program brought out his many attributes and the compassion and affection he has for his family and friends. Mr. Hart is shown here with family member six-year-old Mesha Smith, who read a beautiful tribute to Mr. Hart.Stray DogsBy Isobel Sherman Since an article appeared in The Abaconian that it was felt most dogs including strays had been spayed or neutered in the Marsh Harbour area, many persons have told me that they do not think that is true. One lady from Spring City said there are puppies and stray dogs bearing puppies all over Spring City. I have also been told that there areValentine BallBy Isobel Sherman The Rotary Club of Abaco will be having a Valentine Ball on February 15 at Abaco Beach Resort. The dress will be semi-formal red and white and Imapct will provide the music. Proceeds are to aid educational projects. Price of tickets is $50. puppies and their stray mothers in parts of Dundas Town.

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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 7 Central Abaco NewsCentral government relocated two Bahamians in Marsh Harbour whose houses were directly in the path of a new road connecting the new freight dock with S.C. Bootle Highway and dock facility. Houses were built for them on government property east of the dock area. Shown above are Mr. James Wallace, left, standing with Mr. Mike Malone and Mr. Owen Collins, who supervised construction, Senior Administrator Everette Hart and MP for South Abaco, Mr. Robert Sweeting. In the top picture Ms. Sylvia St. Louis, well known as Mama Liza, is shown in her new home surrounded by relatives and officials there to officially turn the house over to her. Rev. Roland Swain blessed each house during the short ceremony. By Anita Rolle The waters of Abaco are excited to welcome the Cruising Hotels to its waves. The 100-foot-long, 20foot-wide cruising boat which draws less than 18 inches of water docks at the Port of Call Marina in Marsh Harbour (formerly called Triple J) and is very pleasing to the eye with its dramatic purple and white exterior. Owners, retired entrepreneur Raymond Stratfull and his wife Patricia who happen to be the only two crew members offer a bed and breakfast concept. The Cruising Hotels offers four state rooms and accommodates up to eight passengers. Each room is equipped with a king-size bed, private bath (fully equipped with linens, towels AND bath robes), colour remote control television/VCR, ceiling fan and just about anything else you might need to feel at home. The cruise boat comes equipped with a full size Jacuzzi, a 77-inch home theatre, fully stocked bar, DVD film library, and a musical selection from over 200 CDs. When it comes to activities, you name it, they can accommodate you. The Cruising Hotels sails as far north as Green Turtle Cay. With stops on the different bays and cays, the boat is equipped with a deck boat which transports passengers onto cays or the mainland to get a feel of the island, either to do a little beaching, souvenir shopping or to simply take in the wonderful sights and sounds of Abaco. When asked about their target market, Mr. Raymond Stratfull noted that though the U.S. market is usually a first shot, he will also be concentrating on the European corporate market. He noted that before September 11th, there was full booking for the tentative start date of February 2002, but all those cancelled following the attacks on America. However, all systems say go for the first passengers for February. Bookings are on a weekly basis and there is no minimum occupancy for the cruise boat to leave the dock. Cruising Hotels will operate December through August (inclusive) any changes depend on activity during the hurricane season. For further information you can visit their website at www.cruisehotels.com. The website will be updated soon offering interactive web shots so that you can cruise around the interior of Cruising Hotels from your computer.Cruising Hotels Launch Will Be in February Cruising Hotels is the newest way to accommodate visitors to Abaco. Based at the Port of Call marina in Marsh Harbour, it will take visitors throughout the Abaco Sound. It is fully equipped to provide a very delightful, pampered vacation with lunch and dinners enjoyed ashore.

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Page 8 The Abaconian February 1st, 2001 The Editor Says . The Basis for Our Prosperity All About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Alice Bain, Stephanie Humblestone, Anita Rolle, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Nancy Albury, Neil Hingle 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 . What Is Local?David RalphBy S. Timothy Roberts Where do we go from here? What changes do we make? What will make the difference? These and many other questions ought to start running through our minds as election time for the national government and local government draw near. As we consider the atrocities of the past year, on a local scale, we realize changes must be made; they are unavoidable. This is, again, where our right and privilege comes in. The right to vote. As we look back on the past year, we see many unpopular deeds done in the arena of local government, and it points out two important things to me. First, as we enter into the voting stage of the next local government elections, we must carefully scrutinize the character, intelligence, and benevolence of those seeking to represent their communities. It is our responsibility as voters with conscience to thoroughly inspect those who seek to represent us and the greater good of the community. We must not be bashful in examining these hopeful representatives. When these people are elected, they are going to act on certain things such as dump contracts, and buildings built close to the road (to name a couple of the controversial issues) and it us up to us to ensure that those who represent us do so with high moral standards and without remorse. We need men or women who are unafraid to stand against the powerful when they choose to abuse their power. We need men or women who are unafraid to stand up for the little guy when it is necessary. We need people who are not swayed by bribes or pressure. If we are to see this country grow in a positive way, we as its citizens must be proactive and assume our roles in the voting process. Second, we need to take a more active role in the day-to-day dealings of local government. We must realize we have the right to know all that is going on in local government meetings. They are, in fact, public meetings which means anyone can attend. Dont mind what some of those on local government boards and committees say. We, the public, have every right to be at any of those public meetings. This may be the reason they put the word public at the beginning of public meeting. When we complain about our local government, how many of us can honestly say we have taken advantage of our right and privilege to attend one of these local government meetings? How can we intelligently criticize when we have not been in one of these meetings to really understand what is going on? We have the responsibility as a useful member of our communities to attend these meetings at least occasionally to have a somewhat sensible handle on what in fact is going on. We then can confidently and unashamedly criticize local government because we now have a reasonable idea of what is, in fact, happening. We now can deal with the voting for individuals with clear consciences knowing that we can intelligently elect the best candidate for the community. We look back at past mistakes for the wise will learn from them. We look forward to future success because the wise will put the past to good use. Be wise and proud citizens of your community and our little chunk of the world will be a better place. By Isobel ShermanDeathDeath is always hard but it is especially hard when a young person dies. I have been a teacher for 34 years and I have experienced many student deaths. In most cases students died as a result of a tragic accident, some to a terminal illness and now I experience a death that just happened. This death happened at school. Young persons do not think of death, many older people do not think of death either but for the young when death comes close to them their reactions are varied. Such was the case at Abaco Central. There were tears and blank stares. There were questions and no answers. What do you say to a young teen who asks you why? I say only God knows the reason why. Having faith in God is the only way to go through any crisis in life. The next few days at the school life were difficult. The students at the school will always remember Natanaya, especially by her class grade 10. To her parents, siblings and family my deepest sympathy.Math AgainOnce again I must write about math. It seems the past few weeks many college students and others who have completed college have told me that math was their nemesis in college. No matter what country they attended college, even the College of The Bahamas, all said they had problems with math. Mr. Jackson McIntosh, District Superintendent for Education in Abaco, has stated in a meeting with teachers the beginning of the school year that math was a serous concern. My daughter has worked almost every day of her Christmas break on math trying to prepare for the coming semester. We had programs on the computer, her textbook and another college student tutoring her. However, now is the time for the educational system to look ahead and resolve this problem. How? Well, COB could offer a college prep math program after school or Saturdays for students planning to go to college. This would help them when they take the SAT and when they get to college. There are a few students who have gone to college and had no problem with math but the majority of our students have had problems. This problem affects not only students who come from government schools but also students who graduated from private schools.Reading or LiteracyI have written articles the lack of proper preparation in math for persons going abroad to college. Now I am writing about possibly a much more serious problem, students inability to read. Unless we address this problem as an island and a nation, we will have a very serious problem in the future. It seems more and more students cannot read, let alone comprehend what they read. We are allowing students to move up in grades without Please see Sherman Page 9 Abacos current prosperity is due largely to our tourism base of transient visitors and the long term second homeowners. These transient and seasonal guests like what we have to offer and are willing to put up with our high cost of living to visit or stay here. Exactly what are we offering? Some of our appeal is due to fortunate geography. Abaco is relatively close to Florida although other parts of The Bahamas are even closer. Proximity, then, is not an exclusive quality. Being a neighboring but foreign country is appealing as people want to visit other places and see other cultures. Mexico, Jamaica and a slew of other nearby countries are also intriguing from this standpoint. Our Bahamian topography came out short when mountains were passed around as we didnt get any. This puts us at a disadvantage with some other Caribbean destinations for those wanting verdant jungles and mountain streams. We have beaches and crystal clear waters but so do virtually all the other Caribbean destinations. No advantage there. Perhaps some of our visitors feel a vague kinship with the descendants of the Tories who fled the U.S. after the War of Independence in the 1770s and settled here. The Crown assisted with our image when they built the red and white lighthouse on Elbow Cay to warn ships of our reefs. Although the tower is still warning the larger ships, it is now doing duty as a major promotional lure. In the course of geologic evolution we were given a protected 100 mile waterway, the Abaco Sound. This is an unparalleled asset that few can match. Added to this protected cruising area are historic villages scattered on the barrier islands. Neighboring Florida is one of the boating capitals of the United States and those boat owners are looking for safe places to cruise with their boats. Our proximity to those people is one of our greatest assets. We dont give much thought to our inland sea. It is there without needing any attention from us. However, it is a main factor for our visitors interest in us, visiting islands off an island. Our protected waterway, island villages, remote beaches, reefs and accessible marine destinations gave rise to our large rental boat fleet. In most places a rental car is the transportation of choice. Rental boats on Abaco probably outnumber the rental cars. Second to our rental outboards are the fleets of bareboat charters. These floating houses let the charter party take their accommodations with them as they visit our many marine-oriented attractions. Traditionally these have been sailboats but motor cruisers are creeping into the fleets. The hundreds of privately owned boats as well as tyhe rental and charter boats which cruise our waters are serviced by 24 marinas offering 905 commercial dock slips. Our closest rivals trail far behind with Nassau offering nine marinas and 560 docks and Grand Bahama offering seven marinas with 443 docks. We have nearly three times the number of marinas and about double the available docks as our two nearest competitors. We were given this inland sea. Lets not abuse it. Harbour pollution needs attention but will require a substantial effort from Central Government. Our coastal residences and commercial establishments contribute as much or probably more sewerage effluent percolating through the shore than the marine liveaboard fleet. Harbour pollution in Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Green Turtle Cay has been acknowledged and grumbled about for years. However, the solution is probably years away. The freight dock in Marsh Harbour has a marine pump-out station included in the plans. At this moment we are unaware of any companion treatment plant to process the sewerage when the collection bucket is full. Maybe it will be emptied at midnight hopefully on an outgoing tide. Although the facility will look good in brochures, it will not make a meaningful impact to harbour water quality without an additional treatment facility. Much of our marine environment is beyond our ability to enhance, but we can choose too protect it. Moorings at the popular reefs are an example of reef protection. Even our guests who do not actively use a boat live or stay near the water. There is a reason why there are no hotels out in the forest Our marine resources are be our main draw but they cant do it all. Friendly and knowledgeable people must be added to the formula. Cabs will be hired, boats will be rented, meals will be served, beds will be made, yards will be maintained . and the list goes on. It is the people who put the frosting on the cake. Smiles and helpful attitudes are long remembered and bring people back. Surly attitudes and bickering are also long remembered but can do irreparable damage. To varying degrees we are all servicing our tourism clientele with some persons being more prominent than others. However, as the world gets smaller and the competition gets more intense, we must be more knowledgeable, more versatile and most of all friendlier and more accommodating. Lurking in the background are Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman and the sleeping giant Cuba. We must protect the environment we were given while improving our own attitude.

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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code + Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Bank Has Claimed MoneyDear Editor, The Bank of Nova Scotia has claimed to be the number one bank for years past but unfortunately has proved themselves wrong. One year ago I had a good bit of money in a personal savings account. They claimed they sent a letter of information to everyone saying that if they didnt have the information by a set date, they would send our money to the Central Bank of the Bahamas. Since I didnt receive a letter, they sent our money to Nassau. I came from Guana Cay to take it up with the bank and they said that they will see what they can do. But that has been a year ago and I havent seen a penny. I consider that stealing. I hate doing this to anyone let alone a bank but I hope this will help me get my money back. If I dont receive the money in the time that I think it will take, I will take it to higher authority. I just want people to know how responsible this bank claims to be but is not. It has not only been me they have done it to, they have done it to other faithful customers also. A Concerned CustomerUnderdogs Speak UpEditor Milord, Sir, Some space, please, to help us clear our name. We are being maligned with malicious gossip by a group that is motivated to cover up the true facts. My Canine client and I object to the recent article written by one of your staff suggesting that he was implicated in an incident involving the untimely demise of an elderly duck in the vicinity of Little Harbour. No Jack Russell at any time was involved in this sordid affair to which there were no witnesses and all of the evidence presented to date is circumstantial. We are confident that no one will come forward and say that they actually saw any canine nibbling at the ducks nape. Its all hearsay and we believe that the doctor reports have been tampered with to make it look like a canine attack. We are innocent and view this as an attempt to slander Busters fine reputation by the L.H. Mob. It is a well planned plot to blame an innocent four-legged bystander while everyone ignores the facts. 1. The Pub was serving wahoo with Chinese duck sauce later that week. 2. There are no Chinese cooks working in that establishment. Youre all quackers and you dont know who you are messin with. All of the Abaco Potcakes are very interested in carefully watching this unfortunate situation unfold. Attorneys for the Underdogs. 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 Sherman From Page 8 making sure they are reading at the grade level they just completed. When students cannot read, they become frustrated because their ability to learn is stifled. As they get older, they become discipline problems in school and problems in the community at large. The United States realized that they had a reading problem some years ago and are actively trying to remedy the situation with all kinds of literacy programs including commercials by the NBA players showing them reading and reading to children. I do not know the solution but there are books and programs to help non-readers to become readers no matter what the age. I do know that reading to children helps them to become better readers. I have been in schools where silent reading programs that really works. Raising reading levels is a must if we are to continue to grow and develop as communities, an island and a nation.What They Do Not Tell YouI just spent a frustrating few hours recently trying to get our daughters Government Guaranteed Loan Scholarship. Believe me, it was frustrating. I had requested that her loan be given out in Freeport rather than Nassau as there is no Abaco bank participating in this program. I was sent all of the forms by my former principal, Cecil Thompson. I had to fill out many forms and UPS them to my daughter for her to finish and sign. She sent them back to the Freeport that they could process them and send her back a check made out to the college. Now the part that they do not tell you in advance. There is a one time $300 processing or application fee. If 1500 new students received loans this year, that is $450,000, never mind the four percent interest paid by the recipient or sponsor and the four percent paid by the Government. I think it should have been publicized. Also it should have been publicized how much the conversion to foreign currency would be and the life insurance on the loan. The ordinary person could be snowed under by the extra paper work and might just want to give up. I think the program is a good one. But it should expand to more banks (like one in Abaco) so persons would not have the expense of traveling to Nassau or Freeport or finding someone to get the forms for them. I know many students on Abaco need a loan to get their college education. They have 15 years to pay it back. My advice is apply for the scheme but be prepared for paperwork. If you cannot handle the paperwork, there are persons who will help you. If you live on Abaco, I will be willing to assist because I believe strongly our young people need to further their education either in colleges or technical and vocational schools. Business BriefsPort of Call Marina is the new nane of the marina formerly known as Triple J Marina. The marina has new owners and new management. They have 28 slips and offer full service with Texaco fuel and other product. Dockmaster is Nancy Russell, who takes a personal interest in accommodating the boaters. Their phone is 367-2287.

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Page 10 The Abaconian February 1st, 2001 Bluff House Beach HotelGreen Turtle Cay, Abaco, BahamasBahamian SpecialInviting all Bahamians to take advantage of this great offer!per couple per nightIncludes: Dinner, Breakfast and Accommodation in a Split Level Suite for Two*Not Included: Transportation, Gratuity on food and beverages, Service Charge and Tax on RoomsTel: 242-365-4247 or Fax: 242-365-4248online: www.bluffhouse.com E-mail: BluffHouse@oii.net Residents or citizens with proper ID $99.00* 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 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 367-2658Silver Jewelry Ladies Dresses Panama Jack Hats, Sun Glasses, & Suntan Lotion Mens Shorts & Shirts Kids T-shirts Kalik Souvenirs Genuine Cuban Cigars Bahamian CDs & Tapes ...& a variety of other gifts & Souvenirs Located Across from Mangoes Restaurant Open Mon. thru Sat. 9 am to 5 pm Some Sundays daySUNSET SOUVENIRSrelatives and friends survive her.Hope in Time of GriefBy Isobel Sherman On January 23 a team from Grand Bahamas headed by Mr. Cecil Thompson, District Superintendent for Education in Grand Bahama, traveled to Abaco to help the students and staff deal with their grief over the sudden death of Natanya Gaitor, grade 10 student at the school. Natanya died during a PE class on January 22 at Abaco Central High School. Upon hearing of the tragedy Mr. Thompson assembled a team on Tuesday night. Considered to be the father of Abaco Central, Mr. Thompson said he had to come. He told the students in a special assembly that he has never been to Marlin Country when it was so quiet. Each member of his team spoke or sang to the students. Ms. Demetria Campbell, Head of Guidance at Eight Mile Rock High, told the students that we must always give thanks to God and that we never know about tomorrow. Ms Campbell sang, I Dont Know About Tomorrow Ms. Viola Stuart told the students the wake up man was Jesus and to give their lives to Him. Throughout the programme Kenny Roberts, famous gospel singer from Freeport sang songs. The Abaco Central High choir sang as did a group from grade 12. Mr. Jackson McIntosh, District Education Officer on Abaco, said that Mr. Thompson heeded the call of Abaco for help just as Paul heeded the call of the Macedonians to come and help them. He expressed his thanks to all who came. Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, principal, thanked all of the persons who came. He said some of us are hurting more than others but Abaco Central High is hurting. He thanked Mrs. Sweeting, manager of the Abaco branch of the Teachers and Salaried Workers Credit Union, for helping counsel the students. He told the students that many schools on Grand Bahama and Nassau had called extending sympathy. He announced that on Thursday the 31st January the entire school would hold a memorial service for the life of Natanya. The programme ended with grade 12 singing How We Say Goodbye Kenny Roberts singing with the school choir and the entire assembly singing Bind Us Together Special rooms were set up after the assembly for students to with Pastor Benjamin, Mrs. Pinder, Ms. Stuart, Ms Campbell, Mr. School News SchoolFrom Page 1 Thompson or any teacher they felt comfortable with.National Award Ceremony HeldViline Baptiste, Grade 10 student at St. Francis de Sales School, has earned the distinction of being the student on Abaco with the highest scores on last years BJC examinations. Viline and Mrs. Sharon Greene, Vice-principal of St. Francis, attended a ceremony in New Providence on January 14, 2002, to receive her award. Viline received the grade of A on the Mathematics, Health Science, Religious Studies and Social Studies examinations and the grade of B on the English Language, General Science, Art and Home Economics examinations. Viline is the daughter of Villy and Sultan Baptiste of Marsh Harbour and has attended St. Francis de Sales School for the last six years. The staff and students of St. Francis School are extremely proud of Viline and the academic heights to which she aspires. Congratulations on a job well done!School Feels SlightedBy Isobel Sherman The Ministry of Education held their Annual Awards Ceremony for the top students in the national examinations which were taken in May and June of 2001. The plan is that the Please see School Page 11 The students and staff of Abaco Central High School remembered their classmate, Natanya Gaitor, in a special memorial service on January 22. A group of educators from Grand Bahama flew in for the service and to cousel the students afterwards who were in shock from the incident. Shown above is Mr. Cecil Thompson, District Superintendent for Education on Grand Bahama Viline Baptiste earned the highest BJC examination scores on Abaco.

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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 11 Abaco Hardwareff ff f or Contror Contr or Contror Contr or Contr actoractor actoractor actor s & Homeo s & Homeo s & Homeo s & Homeo s & Homeo wnerwner wnerwner wner ss ss sMon Fri 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.Tel: 242-367-2170 LumberElectrical SuppliesBuilding SuppliesToolsHardwareFencingPaintsMarine ProductsAppliances PlumbingFixtures Cabinets Grills Paint Plumbing & Fixtures Fans & Lights Tools Lumber & Plywood Windows & Shutters Lawn Furniture S KWatermakers, Inc.AffordableReliable4256 North US 1 Ft. Pierce, Florida 34946 (561) 489-0852 Installation available in Abaco by Professional Service LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town, Abaco 150 to 100,000 Gallons Per Day Prices Starting at $2,450.00 U.S. Cost Check out our Website at www.skwatermakers.com[;\/-0 Phone: 367-2326 Marsh HarbourEnjoy the Performance!Visit our New Locationacross fromStandard HardwareNEW NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & dinnerPig Roast Every Sunday SchoolFrom Page 10 More School Newstop students in overall BJC and BGCSE are flown in from each island and also top students nationally in the different subject areas. However, Abaco Central High School was never informed of the ceremony. The school had Keora Brown, top BGCSE students overall on the island of Abaco, Tavia Cornish, top student in the Bahamas in BGCSE Office Procedures and Leonard Edgecombe, top BJC student nationally in General Science. Needless to say the entire school was upset over this oversight. When Mr. Huel Moss, Vice Principal, called the Testing and Evaluation Unit of the Ministry of Education, he was told that the school would be receiving a letter of apology.Silent Reading Program BeginsUninterrupted silent sustained reading will begin at Abaco Central High School on January 30. Every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. students and teachers will read silently in their home rooms. It is a proven fact that uninterrupted silent sustained reading increases reading levels. Reading and reading comprehension are real problems with many students not only at Abaco central High but it is a world wide problem. The Anchor Club members will assist students who need help in reading on a one on one basis.Civics Class Makes PresentationMiss Gaitors grade 10 Civics class presented a series of laminated posters they had made in class to Abaco Central High at an assembly on January 13th. The posters dealt with hygiene and were placed in the boys and the girls bathrooms. The posters were one of the projects of the Civics class.Frozen RacoonBy Isobel Sherman Mr. Huel Moss, Vice Principal of Abaco Central High, is a true biology teacher at heart. He likes to collect specimens. His classroom used to be full of all kinds of creatures from snakes to insects, dead and alive. Well, some kind (?) person gave Mr. Moss a raccoon that he had found dead by the entrance to Treasure Cay. Mr. Moss put the bag with the raccoon in the freezer at school. He was going to report the finding to Agriculture and Fisheries as it seems the raccoons are moving south on Abaco. Mr. Moss froze the raccoon to show students what a raccoon looked like. He really wanted to find someone who would stuff it a taxidermist. A taxidermist has not been found and it is now time for the frozen raccoon to vacate the Home Economics Department freezer. At least, this raccoon will not be a danger to the Abaco Parrots. Mr. Moss told me raccoons reproduce at a very fast rate and it took them only two years to come as far south as Treasure Cay from their introduction site on North Abaco. It is now time to see if we can curtail them in some manner, or before you know it, they will be at the Abaco parrot nesting site in south Abaco.Record TurnoutBy Isobel Sherman January 11 was National Report Card Day for all Government schools in the Bahamas. Abaco Central High had the best ever report card day turnout by parents and guardians. By 5 p.m. less than 20 report cards had not been picked up and by noon January 14th there were less than 5 report cards not picked up. Congratulations to parents and guardians.Thank YouAs a staff member of Abaco Central High School I would like to thank the Abaco Central PTA for providing lunch for the teachers on National Report Card Day. This gesture was greatly appreciated.Happenings Is Back on the AirHappenings, the half hour radio show of Abaco Central High School, is back on the air on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. on Radio Abaco. The program is hosted by Michelle Thurston and Ronnie Ferguson with Devaughn Edgecombe doing sports and Brian Symonette editorials. Happenings at Abaco Central was off the air due to the Christmas holiday. Tune in and hear the happenings of ACH every Thursday.Furniture Is NeededAbaco Central High School is in desperAbaco Central High School is finally getting their security fencing and walls completed. Gates have recently been installed controlling traffic both during school hours and after school, hopefully reducing the vandalisn which has plagued the school. The attractive wall adds greatly to the visual appeal of the school. Remember Register to Vote Please see School Page 29

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Page 12 The Abaconian February 1st, 2001 Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $100 $270 $595 26 Paramount $150 $380 $850 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour C & A VC & A V C & A VC & A V C & A V ariety ariety ariety ariety ariety StorStor StorStor Stor e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink ss ss s Exclusive Distributor of NOW SELLING Gatorade, V8 Splash, Bluebird Juices, Water, Bottled and Canned SodasTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNext to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomons AbacoChurch Hosts Health SeminarBy Anita Rolle The Seventh Day Adventist Church of Marsh Harbour recently hosted a free health seminar at the church. The presenters came from Wildwood Lifestyle Center and Hospital of Wildwood, Georgia, lead by Mr. Herschel Henley. The purpose of the seminar was to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles. The seminar consisted of a Health Expo and a Natural Remedy expo. The Health Expo housed booths giving demonstrations and lectures on Health Appraisal, Body Fat Content, Hydro Massage, Blood Pressure Check, Lung testing, and Massage Therapy. The Natural Remedy portion of the seminar gave participants natural remedies for health problems such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis and migraines. Cooking methods and recipes were suggested on ways to implement a healthier lifestyle while preventing and curing diseases. According to Pastor Roger Moncur, the response was excellent. Based on this response, the expo is being planned as an annual event.Churches Will Begin Bible CollegeBy Anita Rolle The Assemblies of God churches of Abaco are proud to announce the launch of the Assemblies of God in the Bahamas Abaco Bible College scheduled to commence during the first week of April 2002. The classes are open to the general public, regardless of age or religious denomination, but are geared toward those intending to work in the church, church workers who want to further themselves or those who are simply interested in a better understanding of the Bible. Among the courses to be offered are Theology, Church History, English and Music. Courses last for a duration of ten weeks with a total of 96 credits needed for the completion of the course. The expected completion time is three years after which a diploma is received. A fourth year may be completed through the Caribbean School of Theology. The Assemblies of God in the Bahamas Abaco Bible College is accredited with the Association of Bible Colleges and is affiliated with the Assemblies of God Bible College in Nassau. Classes are scheduled to be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.. Church NewsServing as Director and Academic Dean of the school is Dr. Ernie Henson. Dr. Henson has been a pastor in the United States for over 40 years. He has numerous degrees including a M.A. degree of Divinity from Southern Seminary in Kentucky and a Doctorate degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Henson has taken up residence on Abaco and is accompanied by his wife Linda, who will also play a vital role at the Bible College. Along with lecturing at the college during regular classes, Mrs. Henson will also be offering a six-week course in music keyboarding. The Assemblies of God in the Bahamas Abaco Bible College is operating under the theme Teaching the Gospel through the power of the Holy Spirit in such a manner as The Assemblies of God churches on Abaco will be opening a Bible school in April. Pictured above on the left is Dr. Ernie Henson, Director and Academic Dean of the school, his wife, Linda, who will also be teaching, and Rev. Carlton Dorsette. Several Abaco pastors will be teaching including Rev. Dorsette, Rev. Erskine Wells, Rev. Stafford Symonette and Rev. Keith Russell. Advertise in The Abaconianto equip and empower believers to fulfill the vision God has given for their lives. Ephesians 4:11-16 Interested persons are welcomed to contact District Presbyter Carlton Dorsette at 367-2914.Steak Out PlannedBy Anita Rolle The men of the Anglican Church Parish are gearing up for their annual steak-out scheduled to be held on February 9, 2002. The event, held to aid Parish funds, begins at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour. Tickets are priced at $12 and can be purchased from any committee member or at the Parish. The public is invited to attend. 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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 13 B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKI Sports NewsFund Raising Tennis Tournament HeldBy Anita Rolle Mr. Robert Bobby Russell, former President of the All Abaco Tennis Association, announced recently that an effort is being made to revive the association. Organizers have already held their first fund raising event in the form of a Tennis Tournament at the Abaco Beach Resort. According to Mr. Russell, the turnout was excellent, as participants came from as far as Hope Town. The tournament, which was open to the general public, also served as an avenue to feel out the interest of the community in reviving the association. A second fund raising tournament is being planned for this month. Mr. Russell, who is employed as the Tennis Pro at the Abaco Beach Resort, recently donated tennis racquets to the Physical Edu-Bicycle Races Are HeldBy Isobel ShermanPrimary Schools ParticipateOn January 24 nearly 100 primary school students entered the Roadrunners Interact Annual Bicycle Race at the Murphy Town track. There were categories for age groups 7 years and under, 8 -9 years and 10-11 years with two races for each category. Mr. Huel Moss, owner of Roadrunners Bicycle Shop in Dundas Town and organizer of the races, was overwhelmed by the response of Agape Christian School which rented a truck to carry the bicycles of their students to the track and St. Francis de Sales School which used an extra bus to transport the bikes of entrants. Central Abaco Primary had only one entry. These third inter-school bicycle races were sponsored by the Interact Club of Abaco Central and St. Francis de Sales as well as Roadrunners Bicycle Store which provided the trophies and ribbons. Race results for primary students were as follows: Pee Wee: 400 m 1st Royce Archer, Agape; 2nd Jyles Williams, St. Francis; 3rd Nita Albury, Pariticpants of a tennis tournament held recently at Abaco Beach Resort were pleased that Bobby Russell, Tennis Pro at the resort, will work toward reviving the tennis association. Other tournaments are planned. cation Department the Abaco Central High School. So far the response from the students has been great and it is Russells hope that this continues as the involvement of youth is necessary for the sport to develop and grow. Enthusiasm was keen as nearly 100 competitors raced in the bicycle races held for primary school students on January 24. Winner in the Primary Division was Agape Christian School. Please see Sports Page 28

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Page 14 The Abaconian February 1st, 2001 Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Transportation & Logistics Services Freight Forwarding Ship Agencies Cargo management Consulting Services \000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000)Tj 2.8824 Tc 114.294 0 Td (\000\000\000\000)Tj /GS0 gs /TT2 1 Tf -0.0105 Tc -0.0676 Tw 12.2 0 0 12.2 64.56 88.3199 Tm (For more information:Tel:242-367-2089 242-367-2530 P.O. Box AB 20485, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Visit our office on the front streetOne call does it allARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS Caribbean Constructors Ltd.Concrete Blocks 4"x 8"x 16" 6"x 8"x 16" 8"x 8"x 16" Corner Blocks Regular Blocks Hydraulic Fittings & Hoses Monday Friday 7 am 4 pmP.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2502Sand & Quarry Cracker Dust Rock Local 3/8" 3/4" Rock Imported ditto Pea Rock ImportedStepping Stones in various patterns 18" x 18" 24" x 24" Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination Call us today to quote your next trip367-4852 or 365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP 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 Anita Rolle Department of Immigration official Mr. Errol C. Ferguson has disclosed that a number of Haitian immigrants were found on the seas just off Big Whale Cay on January 23. A Coast Guard aircraft followed the ship at sea for hours before it came into the Whale Cay channel. Their radio contact with the vessel revealed that there were 41 persons aboard the ship. The Coast Guard contacted David Gale of BASRA (Bahamas Air Sea Rescue) who gave them information on how to contact the Abaco police department. Twenty-four immigrants including one child; 17 males and six females, one of whom was pregnant, were on board a Honduranregistered vessel. At the time they were found, all of the persons on board were inHaitians Apprehended Near Whale Caygood condition with the exception of one female who suffered from dehydration and another who was pregnant. The immigrants were transported to Nassau where the two ill females received medical assistance at the Princess Margaret Hospital while the others were housed at the Detention Center. The pregnant individual has since given birth to a baby girl. However, unfortunately, the other immigrant escaped from the hospital. Investigations are ongoing in an effort to locate the missing individual. Some have already been repatriated. Investigators are also in search of the owner of the Honduran-registered vessel which carried the immigrants. It is believed that the vessel had also traveled between Haiti and Florida.Marsh H. Intersections Get PavementSeveral intersections and bumpy areas of road in Marsh Harbour are being resurfaced with hot mix by Bahama Hot Mix. Shown above is the equipment at work at the corner of Don MacKay and S.C. Bootle. Additional lanes and other changes at some of the intersections will be implemented to help with traffic control. By Anita Rolle New to the island of Abaco is Dr. Bland Iqbal, MD. He is practicing with Dr. Elaine Lundy at the Abaco Medical Clinic. Born in Pakistan, Dr. Bland has been practicing medicine for about eight years. Educated and trained in Pakistan and in the United States of America, he received most of his medical training at the Dow Medical College in Pakistan and at Mount Vernon Hospital in New York. Dr. Bland has established family practices and worked in Canada and in Pakistan and is now offering his expertise to the residents of Abaco. An avid researcher, he has done research in various fields of medicine, including the treatment of controlling Myocardial Infraction (heart attacks); and the removal of the Hepatitis-C Virus from HIV/AIDS patients by means of hypothermia. Dr. Blands practice is located in Marsh Harbour on Crockett Drive and he is available to patients 24 hours a day. In addition to routine medical services, his office is one of the first on the island equipped to offer Ultra Sound monitoring as well as the services of specialists in Cardiology, Psychiatry, and ENT. He may be contacted at 367-4240 or 367-3159. Dr. Lundy is dividing her time between Freeport and Abaco. At this time she comes here twice monthly. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Bland enjoys literature, playing basketball and baseball.Abaco Welcomes a New Doctor Dr. Bland Iqbal

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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 15 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 ABACO AIR CHARTER SERVICE Between Abaco and all the Bahamas, Florida and the Turks and CaicosScheduled service to Moores Island and N. Eleuthera Twin engine 6 & 9 passenger aircraftABACO FLIGHT SERVICES Aircraft maintenance Storage AvGas CAA & FAA certified mechanicsP.O. Box AB20492, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 242-367-2266, 359-6357 Fax 367-3256 Bahamian Dining with a Funky TwistBreakfast and Dinner except TuesdaysMenu Selection Changes DailyReservations RequestedDolphin Beach ResortOn Great Guana Cay, Abaco Phone & Fax 365-5137 VHF 16 Email: DOLPHINBEACHRESORT.COM Watch forBlue Water GrillOpening Soon on Fishers BayatBahamas Development Bank SUB-OFFICE Bank of the Bahamas Building Bank Land & Woodstock P.O. Box F-42573, Freeport Fax: (242) 352-4166 Bahamas Development BankSmall and Medium BusinessGateway to the FutureWe provide Gateway Financing to Bahamian entrepreneurs with sound business ideas in many areas including:Agriculture Tourism Fisheries Light Industries Transportation Service Enterprises Micro Enterprises Other Commercial Enterprises CALL US AT367-2489 (Abaco) 327-5780 (Nassau) 352-9025 (Freeport)Bahamas Development Bank Cable Beach, West Bay Street P.O. N-3034, Nassau, Bah Tel: (242) 327-5780/6 Fax: (242) 327-5047 E-mail: dev.bank@batelnet.bsBahamas Development Bank SUB-Office Archer Plaza Queen Elizabeth Highway Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242)367-2489 By Alice Bain A nine-year-old boy living in Marsh Harbour has become the recipient of the first microvascular replantation surgery performed in the Bahamas. Keino Sands cut his thumb almost entirely off on Christmas Day of 2001. This intensive surgery, performed at Doctors Hospital by Dr. Gregory Neil, wove his blood vessels, nerves, muscles, bones and tendons back together. I was running on Uncle Darons dock, says Keino, and I had a knife in my hand in case I fell over and there was a hammer head shark. I could jook him in case he wanted to bite me! Keino tripped and fell on the dock. I cut my finger BAD! he says. Thats a bit of an understatement. Keinos left thumb was almost entirely amputated by the knife, which was extremely sharp. He cut through bone, muscle and nerve and the thumb was left hanging by a flap of skin. Daron Roberts called the paramedics, says Keinos mother, Cheri Rolle. They took Keino to Dr. Bland at the Abaco Medical Clinic. The man looked at Keinos thumb as if to say, What am I supposed to do with this? Cheri laughs. No, he was very good. He bandaged Keinos thumb, gave him pain medication and got us on an emergency flight to Nassau. Dr. Carroll of Doctors Hospital in Nassau was visiting here. He called the hospital and okayed the re-attachment surgery for us. We went straight into surgery at Doctors Hospital and it lasted six hours. When Keino woke up, he asked his grammy Is my finger still off? She said no, they put it back on again. A Bahamian First: Thumb Is ReattachedI asked Keino if he could feel with his finger at all when he woke up. No! he says, all I felt was deadness. Keino will not have any feeling in the top of his thumb for two months or so. For the next three to six months he will need therapy and special exercises. He and his mother will be commuting to Nassau to consult with the specialists there. Keino can hope to regain full use of his thumb eventually. It helps that the cut was clean, and that he is young and still growing, says his mother. Keinos thumb looks extremely healthy considering all it has been through. The color is good and apart from the large pins holding it in place, you would never know that it had been so badly damaged. The medical expenses incurred by this procedure are, unsurprisingly, extremely large. A medical account has been set up to help support the expenses. People wishing to donate towards Keinos recovery can make deposits to Royal Bank of Canada account 706-139-3, or they can call Cheri Rolle at 367-2213 or 367-3234, or send a check to P.O. Box AB-20850 in Marsh Harbour. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, says Cheri, and I would also like to give thanks to all those who prayed and sent prayers to God to help Keino. Keino Sands is showing his thumb which was badly severed but stitched back on a first for such surgery in The Bahamas. The healing has been fast and doctors expect he will regain use of the thumb.

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Page 16 The Abaconian February 1st, 2001 Building Materials Windows & Doors Flooring & Roofing Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets Plumbing Fixtures Paints Lighting Fixtures Electrical Items Hand & Power Tools Garden Supplies & MoreClose to the Port Deliveries ArrangedPhone 561-627-9555 Fax 561-625-33663860 N. Lake Blvd. Lake Park (West Palm Beach)Call for your free catalog By Alice Bain Cable Bahamas will officially launch their Internet Service Provider, Coralwave, on Abaco on February 2nd this year. An all-day informational demonstration of the ISP is scheduled to take place at the Abaco Beach Resort, where prospective clients can try out fiberoptic connectivity, sign up for service and schedule installation. Cable Bahamas will be offering three different residential product packages to those who are television cable subscribers. Coralwave Geo is the best package for people who use the internet primarily for e-mail. For $19.95 a month you receive a 50 megabyte allowance and the actual time that you spend connected to the internet is unlimited. Fifty megabytes is fifty million text characters . more than enough for simple e-mail. There is a surcharge of 90 cents per megabyte over this limit. The medium-sized residential package is Coralwave Lite, which prices at $34.95 per month. With this package you receive a 100 megabyte/month transfer allowance, and in other respects it is similar to the Geo account. Both of these accounts include a meter that allows the user to keep track of how much data has been transferred during that payment period. Coralwave Unlimited is for true Internet junkies. For $69.95 a month subscribers receive a connection entirely unlimited by time or bandwidth. The connection speed of 1000 kilobits per second allows an eight megabyte download to complete in only a minute and a half for comparison, dial-up service would take over an hour to download this amount of data. For an extra $10 per month, this generous amount of bandwidth can be divided by up to four separate users in a single building although an additional piece of equipment called a router (costing approximately $135) is required in order to do this. Ping time the time it takes a signal originating at your home computer to reach a point on the Internet and be echoed back will also be radically decreased with fiberoptic connectivity. The average ping time (to, say, Yahoo) for a dial-up user is 600 milliseconds; with fiberoptics, this time is decreased to only 40 milliseconds! Players of interactive computer games such as Quake Doom and Duke Nukem will appreciate the speediness of this new connection. In addition to this, a cable modem connection is always on it does not tie up your phone line. Coralwave Geo and LiteNew Cable Service Is Availablesubscribers simply click an icon on their desktop to check for new email, and Coralwave Unlimited subscribers will receive email automatically as soon as it arrives. For Cable Bahamas subscribers, installation of this internet service usually costs $249 this price including a cable modem worth approximately $200. During an initial promotional period, subscribers can get Coralwave internet service installed for the special price of only $49. This includes the modem and the price of laying new coaxial cables inside the residence. After installation, customer service will be provided through Cable Bahamas toll-free telephone number in Nassau. Mr. Erik Russell, who is coordinating the launch, comments on the service. Its great. After the first couple of weeks you begin to realize how much you DIDNT use the internet before, just because dial-up is such a pain. And in a school or business situation, cable internet allows all users to be on the internet at the same time. Its possible to run a pointof-sale system in one shop from a computer on an entirely different island! The possibilities are almost endless. He also confirms that there has been interest in cable connectivity expressed by schools on Abaco. Subscriptions on Abaco will be handled by officially qualified resellers at time of print, these will be Computer Creations and Abacom. Prospective subscribers may fill out applications and give payment at any of these locations, and they will be contacted by Cable Bahamas to arrange an appropriate time for installation. By Anita Rolle Hotels and resorts on Abaco are anticipating a great year 2002. Despite the fact that most of them experienced lower than normal occupancy over the Christmas holidays 2001, an anticipated turnabout is expected over the next few months. Some hotels, like The Treasure Cay Resort operated at about 40 percent occupancy over the Christmas holidays. A high percentage of these visitors consisted of private pilots flying in on their own planes rather than visitors via commercial flights. So far for 2002 bookings have picked up noticeably. Mr. John Gwynn of the Abaco Beach Resort noted that the Christmas season was slow for the resort. However, there is anticipation that things will get better once the economy picks up and U.S. travelers take to the skies again.Abaco Hotels Anticipating A Successful 2002Tom Hazel of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge was proud to say that they were about 90 percent occupied during the week of Christmas, compared to last year same time of 100 percent. Things have settled down a bit since the new year rolled in, however, but still looks good. The Green Turtle Club like most other hotels experienced a slow Christmas season, but noted that things are slowly picking up also. According to Molly McIntosh at the Bluff House in Green Turtle Cay, they experienced a an occupancy rate of about 60 percent compared to the usual for that time of about 90 percent. So far for the year inquiries and reservations have been coming in steadily. It is the overall consensus that as soon as travelers feel comfortable enough to take to the skies again, marketing strategies are put in motion and the economy picks up, things will return to a state of normalcy for the industry.Seat Belt Legislation Is UnderwayBy Anita Rolle In a continuing effort to ensure safety on the streets of the Bahamas, the Government of the Bahamas is planning to amend the Road Traffic Act to make it mandatory that drivers and passengers wear seat belts, and that children under the age of five years old be placed in a child safety seat in the back of the car. If the bill is passed, all motor vehicles will be required to be outfitted with seat belts for all passengers. The exceptions are motorcycles, tractors, people in the back of trucks, buses, vehicles designed for the physically disabled and cars manufactured prior to 1986 and trucks manufactured before 1972. Motorists failing to comply with the stipulations of the act, if passed, could result in fines in excess of $500. Registered owners of vehicles not outfitted with appropriate seat belts can be fined $200. The act provides that automotive dealers and rental car companies can be fined a minimum of $500 for seelling a motor vehicle without safety belts and fined $1,000 anytime the violation is repeated.

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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 17 Super Values & Summer Savings atSAWYERS MARKETLocated in Sawyers Building off Don Mackay Blvd.Tel: (242) 367-2044/5 Fax: (242) 367-2059 FULL LINE OF GROCERIES Frozen Meats in Family Packs Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand Names Wide Convenient Isles Butcher for Custom Cuts Convenient ParkingOpen 7 a.m. 9 p.m. Monday thru Saturday 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Sunday & m u c h m u c h m o r e & m u c h m u c h m o r e & m u c h m u c h m o r e & m u c h m u c h m o r e & m u c h m u c h m o r eGardenerGardener GardenerGardener Gardener s Edens Eden s Edens Eden s Eden You could say so much... but Flowers say it all! BB BB B e Minee Mine e Minee Mine e Mine BB BB B e Minee Mine e Minee Mine e Mine Call us at 367-2260 or come and visit us next to K & S AutoTT TT T his Vhis V his Vhis V his V alentine...Talentine...T alentine...Talentine...T alentine...T hursday, Fhursday, F hursday, Fhursday, F hursday, F ebruary 14ebruary 14 ebruary 14ebruary 14 ebruary 14thth thth th, 2002, 2002 2002, 2002 2002WE CAN OFFER YOU...ChocolatesChocolates ChocolatesChocolates Chocolates Teddy Bears Teddy Bears Teddy Bears Teddy Bears Teddy Bears BalloonsBalloons BalloonsBalloons Balloons Gift Baskets Gift Baskets Gift Baskets Gift Baskets Gift Baskets Fresh & Silk Flowers Fresh & Silk Flowers Fresh & Silk Flowers Fresh & Silk Flowers Fresh & Silk FlowersTo make this Valentines Day one to remember come and visit us at... Fredericks AgencyBahamas Custom Brokers Import & Export Air & Sea Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay & Green Turtle CayP.O. Box AB-20468 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2333 Fax: 367-3136 Alburys TruckingThe Directors of the newly revived Chamber of Commerce met with Ms. Ruby Sweeting, Executive Secretary of the Nassau Chamber of Commerce, on January 14. She visited to acquaint the Abaco directors about this international organization. She emphasized the need for the Chamber to work closely with government. It can be a viable agent in attracting visitors boosting the tourism aspect of our economy. She was able to offer advice about many topics including how to deal with complaints. Shown above are, seated l. to r., Ms. Cindy Hayworth, Ms. Ruby Sweeting and Mrs. Anita Knowles. Standing, l. to r., are Mr. Chris Roberts, Mr. Bradley Reckley, Mr. William Davis, Mr. Michael Albury, Mr. Michael Malone, Mr. Mitchell Albury, Mr. Robert Pinder and Mr. Don Cornish.Chamber Meets with Nassau Director Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays Charters & Water available on requestGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Call Rich or Melena Ph/Fax 242-365-5190 By Isobel Sherman Its February. If students are applying for September 2002 admission to the College of the Bahamas, applications should be sent this month in order to reach there before the first week of February. Students applying for September admission to colleges in the United States and Canada should make sure they submit applications this month. Persons who are looking for a college can actually investigate colleges on the Internet. Most colleges and universities have websites that you can access for information and even apply electronically if you wish. In addition, you can view their programs and in many instances tour the campus via the Internet. For those who do not have access to the Internet, Cyber Learning Center in Marsh Harbour is soon offer a service for locating colleges on the Internet. The details are still being fine-tuned.COB Offers Special ClassesThe College of The Bahamas will hold what is called general interest courses if 10 or more persons show an interest in the course. They offer such courses as cake decorating, gardening, dressmaking, etc. could be offered along with many others. Persons interested in a course should contact Mr Hugh Cottis at 367-3477.College Applications Due Soon

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Page 18 The Abaconian February 1st, 2001Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 4:30 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 HAPPYHAPPY HAPPYHAPPY HAPPY50th50th 50th50th 50thBIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAYto A VERY SPECIAL NEPHEWGURGUR GURGUR GUR THTH THTH TH VICTORVICTOR VICTORVICTOR VICTOR RUSSELLRUSSELL RUSSELLRUSSELL RUSSELLLoveLove LoveLove Love Auntie & Uncle Auntie & Uncle Auntie & Uncle Auntie & Uncle Auntie & UncleGURGUR GURGUR GUR THTH THTH TH VICTORVICTOR VICTORVICTOR VICTOR RUSSELLRUSSELL RUSSELLRUSSELL RUSSELLAs Reported to Stephanie Humblestone A Grand Cay resident reported on December 21 that a neighbour hit him on his back and head with an object believed to be a brass knuckle. A Treasure Cay food store on the S.C. Bootle Highway had a window smashed on December 21 and a cash register containing $200 was stolen. A Murphy Town resident reported on December 25 that his 26-foot boat valued at $40,000 was stolen from the South Side dock in Murphy Town. Little Switzerland in Marsh Harbour reported on December 28 a break-in via an upstairs window. A Dundas Town resident reported on December 29 that during an altercation a neighbour damaged a $300 radio entrusted to him. A Wood Cay man reported on January 2, 2002, that someone sawed the lock off his walk-in freezer and stole 200 pounds of conch valued at $600. A man reported on January 2 that his nephew of Cedar Harbour was beaten in Wood Cay and was treated at the Government Clinic. A Marsh Harbour woman reported on January 2 that someone broke into her Bay Street home through a window and stole $200 in cash, an assortment of groceries and a $70 pot set. A man reported on January 3 that while at Mikulas Grocery Store in Treasure Cay, he was assaulted, punched in the face, head and mouth. A door on a night club in Marsh Harbour was forced on January 4 setting off the alarm. Alarms Unlimited responded and found that $6 was stolen from the cash register. A Marsh Harbour woman reported on January 4 that her underage daughter is six weeks pregnant. She gave the police an individuals name to investigate. A Spanish Cay boat owner reported on January 6 that his 33-foot Intrepid had been stolen. The $150,000 boat is dark blue with two white 1998 Yamaha 250 HP engines. A Spring City man was arrested for possession of an unlicenced 22 semi-automatic pistol and six foil packages of a grassy substance believed to be marijuana. He was charged at the Marsh Harbour police station. A Murphy Town resident was arrested 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 BIKESPolice ReportJanuary 8 for possession of marijuana and cocaine. A Marsh harbour man on West Bay Street reported January 9 that someone entered his residence by removing a bedroom window screen. It is unknown if anything was stolen An Abaco Hardware employee reported on January 10 that over the past four months a number of items were missing including 300 sheets of CDX plywood valued at $7,500, a gas grill valued at $375 and an air condition unit valued at $400. Several employees are suspected in the matter. Two Murphy Town men got into a fight on January 11 with one getting punched in the cheek. A Spring City man was attacked and stabbed January 13 by his brother while at his house. The accused was interviewed and subsequently charged. Remember Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 19 MARSH HARBOUR 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 DONT GET CAUGHT WITHOUT A SPARE! AID carries tires to help keep you on the road! As Reported to Stephanie Humblestone Central Abaco, December 13, 2001 Renaldo Adderley of Dundas Town pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention. He was fined $150 or two weeks imprisonment. He pleaded not guilty to the second charge of driving without a valid drivers license and an absolute discharge was granted for this. Eltoro Adderley of Dundas Town was charged with driving without due care and attention. He pleaded not guilty but was fined $150 or two weeks imprisonment. Keith Clarke of Dundas Town was charged with parking in a manner likely to cause an obstruction. He pleaded not guilty and the matter was adjourned. Samantha Sully, charged with driving without due cause and attention, pleaded guilty. She was fined $75 or five days imprisonment. She was also charged with driving without a valid drivers license. She pleaded guilty and was fined $50 or three days imprisonment. Daniel Dareus of the Mud, Marsh Harbour, was charged with indecent assault and was remanded to trial on January 10, 2002. Court of January 8 Randy Petty was charged with driving with undue care and attention. The matter was adjourned until January 21 because of the nonappearance of witnesses. This is the final adjournment. Jean Liquide of Marsh Harbour did not appear for his charge of driving with undue care and attention. A warrant for his arrest was issued and the matter adjourned. Anwar Seymour of Spring City was charged with possession of an unlicenced firearm, possession of ammunition and possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply. The defendant pleaded not guilty and the matter was adjourned until June 26 with bail set at $5,000. Erza Davis and Wilson Zilma, both of Murphy Town, pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of dangerous drugs. Bail was set at $1000 with the matter adjourned to March 14. Spurgeon Damos and Lisa Damos had charged each other with threatening behaviour and causing harm. The matter was withdrawn at their mutual request. Court of January 7 Patrick McFaden pleaded guilty and was fined $150 or two weeks imprisonment for driving without due care and attention. Anthon Aranacha was charged with driving while not covered by third party risk and without a valid drivers license. As he had not yet been served with a summons for this date, the matter was adjourned until February 4. Patrick Roberts of Murphy Town was charged with driving without due care and attention. The matter was withdrawn because defendant made repairs to complainants vehicle. Court of January 10 Jerry Simms of Murphy Town pleaded not guilty to both counts of possession of dangerous drugs and intent to supply. The matter was adjourned and bail set at $4000. Josillis Clerisdor of Pigeon Peas pleaded guilty to child cruelty and was given conditional discharge. She was ordered to attend counseling sessions. Samuel Jolly of Dundas Town pleaded not guilty to three counts of causing damage, causing harm and throwing missiles. The matter was adjourned until March 4 and bail set at $500. Leon Lazard pleaded guilty on both counts of disorderly behaviour and using obscene language. He was fined $25 or three days imprisonment for the first count and $75 or three days imprisonment on the second count. Earl Frankling of Jamaica pleaded guilty to a breach of the Immigration Act. He was deported to Jamaica. Court session of January 11 Council did not appear for Luca Albury of Man-O-War who was charged with driving without due care and attention. The matter was adjourned until January 14. Darius McKenzie of Forest Drive did not appear on charges of shop breaking. The accused is in Sandilands Rehabilitation Center in Nassau and funds were unavailable for travel to Abaco. The matter was adjourned until January 24. Andrew Butler of the Mud, Marsh Harbour, was acquitted on a charge of causing damage. Niles Pinder and Roderick Malone of Hope Town were accused of housebreaking and stealing. They did not did not appear as they are in the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center in Nassau. The matter was adjourned until January 17. Jeffrey Cox was accused of assault with a dangerous weapon. The matter was adjourned until January 28 and bail was set at $150. Kermit Newbold was accused of driving with obscured windows, driving without a valid license and without third party insurance. The second and third counts were withdrawn and a fine of $80 or one weeks imprisonment was imposed on the first. Daniel Dareus of the Mud was accused of indecent assault but no verdict was given. Court Session of January 16 Ottis Wallace of Marsh Harbour was accused of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply. The matter was adjourned until January 28. Neil Maynard of Marsh Harbour was accused of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply. The matter was adjourned until January 28 Fernel Louis of Marsh Harbour pleaded guilty of possession of dangerous drugs and was sentenced to four months imprisonment. Deangelo Coakley, Marbury Wilmore, Ann Wilmore and Latoya Wilmore were accused of possession of an unlicenced firearm. The case was acquitted. Adam Evans of Spring City was accused of causing harm. The matter was withdrawn by the complainant. David Williams of Crossing Rocks was accused of possession of dangerous drugs. The case was discharged because a witness did not appear and thus insufficient evidence was ruled. Cleophas Cornish of Dundas Town was accused of possession of a prohibited weapon. The case was discharged because of the nonappearance of a witness. Brandon Evans of Spring City was accused of unlawful sexual intercourse. The case was adjourned to February 13 because of the nonappearance of a key witness. Pedro Dean of Murphy Town and Anthony Dalestin of Marsh Harbour were accused of possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply. The matter was adjourned to January 23. Bradford Swain was accused of possession of a dangerous drug. The matter was adjourned to March 10 because the drug exhibit was not collected from the lab. A 14-year-old minor was charged with the possession of dangerous drugs. The matter was adjourned to February 4. Lucas Albury of Man-O-War was accused of driving with undue care and attention. The matter was adjourned to March 6. Anthon Arahna Jr. of Murphy Town was accused of driving with undue care and attention. He was fined $150 or two weeks imprisonment. Court of January 17 Jamal McDonald, Eltoro Adderley, Ricardo Johnson and Jasmine Johnson were all accused of causing bodily harm. Witnesses could not identify the assailant(s) and the defendants were acquitted and discharged. Paul Williams was convicted and fined $150 or two months imprisonment for possession of dangerous drugs. Kacy Leroy Rolle was accused of driving without due care and attention. The matter was adjourned, pending witnesses, to February 28. Court of January 21 Antoine Philippe of Miami, Florida, and Murphy Town was charged with indecent assault. The matter was adjourned pending witnesses. Petty Randy was discharged for driving without due care and attention because the complainant failed to appear. Demetrius Russell of Treasure Cay was accused of driving without due care and attention. The matter was adjourned pending evidence.Court Matters 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 ISLAND LOG HOMESIN HARMONY WITH NATUREWe invite you to call for a free information package. Island Log Homes has brought the concept of log home construction to the Bahamas. Our homes offer a sturdy and affordable alternative to traditional construction methods while maintaining a distinctive island style. Constructed of Canadian cedar, our homes are naturally resistant to pests and decay. Island Log Homes offers complete customizing services; build the home you want at a price you can afford. Our crew is available to erect your new home to the dried in stage. Most of our homes can be closed in in about four weeks. We can provide accurate quotes to include, materials, shipping and construction costs. We assist in the custom design of your home at no additional charge.Phone 519-389-4846 Fax 519-389-3027 E-mail: info@oceanfrontier.com Or write to: Andrew Hill Island Log Homes RR # 1 Port Elgin Ontario NOH 2C5 CanadaPictured is a customized Island Log Home built in 2001. This 2200 sq ft home features huge wrap-around porches, 4 beds, 4 baths and 16 Cathedral ceilings. Closed-in in five weeks on Lubbers Quarters this home enjoys spectacular views of Tahiti Beach and the Tiloo cut.THE PIKE BAY: 866 sq. ft. THE PIKE BAY: 866 sq. ft. THE PIKE BAY: 866 sq. ft. THE PIKE BAY: 866 sq. ft. THE PIKE BAY: 866 sq. ft.US $ 36,500 Package price delivered to Marsh HarbourStamp tax and duties extra Package includes Package includes Package includes Package includes Package includes: 8" cedar log walls, treated Main floor and loft structure All interior partition framing Roof structure (steel or asphalt) All windows and exterior doors Exterior siding and trims in cedar Custom Island Log House on Lubbers Quarters

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Page 20 The Abaconian February 1st, 2001 Marsh Harbour Boat Yard Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat LiftServices include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Mechanical repairs Well stocked marine store (incorporating Triple J Marine Store)For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.comTT 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 Abaco Glass Company Window glass cut and installed Pictures matted and framed Screens made and repaired Commercial store fronts installed and replaced Yale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour beside Western Auto 367-2442 A & W TRAVELTravel is our businessWell get you where you want to go....SUB AGENTS Hope Town 366-0100 Man-O-War 356-6048 Treasure Cay 365-8507 Green Turtle 365-4140 Abaco Shopping Centre P.O. Box AB-20283 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2806/2577 Fax: (242) 367-3219 New Freight Dock Work Continues Work progresses steadily on the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour. Two cranes are dredging and are using the material as land fill. Shown above is the beginning outline where the new dock will extend to. In the foreground is the Honduran vessel which brought 24 Haitians to Abaco which the police have confiscated. The dock is still used by most of the freight boats. Crews are busy ashore at the site of the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour. They have demolished three houses along Queen Elizabeth Drive to change the location of the road. Destroyed were Mama Lizas house, a duplex housing Customs officers and the house for the Chief Customs officer, Mrs. Sheila McDonald. Several houses belonging to Haitians were in the path of the new road to connect the dock area to S.C. Bootle Highway. As bulldozers got closer to the houses, owners disassembled their houses, reassembling them in adjoinging areas. Remember Register to Vote

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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 21 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 BAHAMAS 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 CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front FormerlyFormerly FormerlyFormerly Formerly Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto COMPLETE ROOM PACKAGESPlus Wicker & Rattan for a Beautiful Island Home BEDROOM DINNING ROOM LIVING ROOMBuy a piece & save a little Buy a room & save a lot! BellasFurniture & Accessories ROOMS TO GO Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391Forest Heights Academy Only a few places available for Grades 6 and 7All other grades are full for September 2002Anyone requesting enrollmentCall 367-3539 IMMEDIATELYSylvia Davis 61 of Murphy Town passed away on January 7. Her funeral was on January 20 at the Bethany Gospel Chapel in Murphy Town. Bishop Livingston Williams, Jr. officiated and interment was the Murphy Town Public Cemetery. She is survived by her husband Brennen Davis; children Monoleata Knowles and Cai Miller, Sandramae McKenzie, Joy and Cecile Davis, Vivian Woodside, Helen Forbes, Joseph, Hilton, Collin and Silvin Davis; grandchildren Larvargo Bootle, Devonte Lotmore, Annalisea and Giovanni Wright and Veronica Miller; sisters Olive Miller, Mable Saunders and Maria Wallace; brother Leland Dawkins; sistersin-law Gertrude Dawkins, Arimentha McKenzie, Lorriane Farrington and Beverly Davis; brothers-in-law Alexander Saunders and Hershel Davis; daughters-Obituaries of Family and Friends Washers Freezers Microwaves Air Conditioners Satellite TV Stereos Phones Car Radio/Amp SpeakersSales Service Repairs & AccessoriesAbaco Distributors Ltd. Tel: 367-2265 or 367-3042 FRIDGEstart at$209.00STOVEGas 30 inch$479.00andAPPLIANCE CENTER ABACO STEREOFRIGIDAIRE COin-law Janette Miller, Addie and Christine Davis; sons-in-law Sterlin McKenzie, Sherman Forbes and Leroy Woodside; nieces; nieces-in-law; nephews; nephewsin-law; and many other relatives and friends. Velma Ruth Mama Ferguson 79, of Spring City passed away on January 7. Her funeral was on January 19 at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour. Rev. Fr. Earl Hepburn officiated assisted by Archdeacon Cornell Moss. Interment was in the Dundas Town Public Cemetery. She is survived by her husband RobertBob Ferguson; sons John, Eugene, Cedric and Fritz Ferguson; daughters Lula Tyskiewicz, Myrtis Russell, Agatha, Donnalee, Ronnalee, Wynsome, Nicole and Geraldine Ferguson and Margie Baillou; sisters Alfrancis East, Alicia Donald, Inez Rolle and Shirley Lewis; grandchildren Maxine Ferguson, Wayne Bastian, Johnelle, Juanita, John Jr., Sanae and Darren Ferguson, Shonell King, Jessica Golden, Eugene Ferguson Jr., Raymond, Vito, Demetrius, Kristie, Dentley, Liliando and Silvio Russell, Halson Deveaux, Lydell Ferguson, Vashti, Colon, Colby, Coleen and Agatha Curry, Taka Russell, Phillipa and Velam Strachan, Patricia, Emory, Kenley and Patrick Curry, Crystal Ferguson, Kiko, Gerrad and Condell Delancy, Chaqua and Sebastian Rolle, Maryanne and Floda Pearce and Melissa Henderson; great grandchildren; sons-in-law Ray Tyskiewicz, Chris Russell and Colon Curry; sister-in-law Leona Ferguson; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Ralph Alexander Whylly 66, of Coopers Town was held in Nassau and the interment was in Nassau. He is survived by daughters Karen, Tammy, Kim and Abigail; sons Gilbert and Fabian Whylly; sisters Olive Hanna, Jackie and Sherry Whylly; brothers Patrick and Chris Whylly; step mother Estella Whylly; brother-in-law Emingston Hanna; aunts; grandchildren; nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. The Rotary Club of Abaco joined hands with the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club with a donation toward their Toys for Tots Christmas program. Some Rotary members also assisted with the sorting and delivery of the toys. Seen in the photo is the President of the Scurvy Few, Mr. Skeet LaChance, receiving a check from Rotary Club President, Mr. Drexel Major.Rotary Assists Toys for Tots

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Page 22 The Abaconian February 1st, 2001 Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is Cherokee Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .Floor Tiles from 6" x 6" up to 18" x 18" Wall Tiles in 4" x 4" 6" x 6" 6" x 8" up to 10" x 16" We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optional Abaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your proper ty FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 An oversight: When we put in a story about Abaco artists going to the National Trust Jollification last December, we overlooked three people. Laine Summerville and her two sisters displayed and sold all types of objects made out of shells. Laine spent most of the past year making the items from Christmas ornaments to shell mirrors. They took three large containers came home with half a bin. Her biggest seller was a Christmas decoration made from sand dollars.Shell Craft Was Popular at Show By Alice Bain By far the brightest feature of our night skies right now is the planet Jupiter. You simply cant miss it . go outside on a clear night, look up and it will claim your attention. Jupiter is approximately opposite the Sun from Earth right now, which means that we are about as close to that planet as we are going to get this year and ensures that Jupiter is putting on an impressive display! Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System more than twice as massive as all the other planets combined! It is named after the ancient Roman father of the gods who was, in turn, merely a variant of the Greek god Zeus. Zeus Pater (father Zeus) was eventually corrupted to Jupiter. Another name for Jupiter is Jove, and as he was the bringer of merriment, this name is the root of our English word Jovial. Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and is what is known as a gas giant composed mainly of hydrogen and helium. If you put Jupiter in a tub of water (good luck finding one large enough), it would float! There is no true surface to Jupiter. If we went there, we would not find ground to walk around on. The stripes and swirls we see in pictures and through telescopes on Earth are merely the tops of cloud systems. The atmosphere gets denser and denser as you get farther down into the planet at some level a hypothetical human on Jupiter would simply float (like we do in the ocean) but any person exposed to Jupiters poisonous atmosphere would not last long. Through a pair of binoculars you can view Jupiter as a small disk, but through a small telescope the view becomes even more interesting. The atmospheric bands are clearly visible, and depending on the day, four tiny bright motes radiating in a line on one side or the other of the planet may also be visible. These are the famous moons of Jupiter, discovered by Galileo in the early 17th century. Their names in order, starting with the innermost moon first, are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. If you observe the moons night by night, you will notice their positions change quite rapidly. Jupiter has 28 known satellites and a very faint ring system, but it is these four Galilean Moons that are the easiest to observe. It was through studying the motion of these satellites that Galileo first became convinced (of Copernicus theory) that the Earth did indeed go around the sun, and not the other way around as people believed at the time. Another Jovian feature that may be visible through a small telescope is the Great Red Spot located in Jupiters southern hemisphere. This reddish oval is, in fact, a gigantic storm . think of a hurricane so large that the planet earth could be swallowed three times over by it. The Great Red Spot was first observed in 1664 (although it is undoubtedly older) and has been churning away continuously, with slight variations in size and color, for over three hundred years of observation! Its extraordinary longevity is a puzzle to scientists. Jupiter is presently in the constellation Gemini, visible high in the eastern sky at 7:00 p.m. and is a visual treat with or without a telescope. Happy observing!The Stars At Night Jupiter

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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 23 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept. 367-2000 Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept. VHF Ch 16 Trauma One Ambulance Service 367-2911 Dundas Town Fire Dept. 367-2935 or 4935 Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc VHF 16 or 366-0282 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock ...................................................... $12.00 + $3 Abaco Beach Hotel through Golden Harvest$10.00 + $3 Dove Plaza to Stop Light ................................ $10.00 + $2 Western Auto ....................................................$ 6.00 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town ......$10.00 + $3 Murphy Town or Pelican Shores .................. $14.00 + $4 Eastern Shores or Spring City ....................... $15.00 + $4 Gov. Clinic ......................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Snake Cay .................................................... $35.00 + $10 Treasure Cay B ...........................................$55.00 + $ 5 Casuarina Point ............................................. $60.00 + $10 Airport Treas. Cay B .................................$65.00 + $ 5 Bahama Palm Shores .................................. $70.00 + $10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ........................... $80.00 + $10 Crossing Rocks .......................................... $100.00 + $10 Sandy Point ................................................. $135.00 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Abaco Beach Hotel through Wallys ...............$ 2.00 + $2 Jib Room ..........................................................$ 5.00 + $2 Stop Light or Dove Plaza ................................$ 6.00 + $3 Government Freight Dock ...............................$ 7.00 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance ..........$ 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. Between Northern Abaco Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star, or Moxy .........$14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors .............................$10 + $5 Sand Banks ........................................................$20 + $5 Joes Creek ........................................................$35 + $5 Black Wood ........................................................$14 + $5 Fire Road ...........................................................$25 + $5 Coopers Town ..................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour ...................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay ..........................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ....................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ...........................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven .....................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round Trip ...............................$85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour .................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joes Creek ......................................$25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..............................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks ................................................$7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 Waiting Time $12 Per Hour Air Lines Serving AbacoAir Florida Ft. Lauderdale ................................ 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Laud erdale ............................ 367-2800 American Eagle Miami ..................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau & W Palm B .................. 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Bch....................... 367-3415 Discover Orlando Golden Airlines Ft. Lauderdale ................ 954-359-8020 Island Express .................................................... 367-3597 Lynx Air International Ft. Lauderdale ..... 954-772-9808 Major Air Service Freeport .............................. 367-4826 Twin Air Fort Lauderdale ................................. 365-8677 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. .......... 367-4852 Abaco Air Charters ........................................... *367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ...................................... *367-2089 Local charter companies serving S.Florida and within the Bahamas Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay Marina 75....F...... 353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House ................15......F...... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club ......32......F...... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina ..15................ 365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F...... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service.10......F...... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F...... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26 ......F...... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183 ......F...... 367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F...... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F...... 367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes ...................29......F...... 367-2366 Port of Call................24......F...... 367-2163 Abaco Yacht Haven....7................ 367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16................ 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways................... 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina.... ....6......F...... 366-0154 Sea Spray.................24......F...... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F...... 365-0083 Guana Cay Guana Beach Resort.22 ......F...... 365-5133 Orchid Bay................32......F...... 365-5175Boats coming from U.S. can clear at Walkers Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour. Medical Services Marsh Harbour Abaco Medical Clinic...................... 367-4240 Abaco Family Medicine.................. 367-2295 Government Clinic.......................... 367-2510 Coopers Town Gov. Clinic..... 365-0300 Green Turtle Cay Gov. Clinic.. 365-4028 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-Wa r Dive Shop .................... 365-6013 Treasure Cay JIC Divers Down ..365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures .................. 365-8111 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Shop ............................ 365-4411 Green Turtle Divers ............................. 365-4271 Rentals Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals.............................. 367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ...................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals........... ............... 367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals ............................ 367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals ......................... 367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals ...................... 367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals......................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars.. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals ............................. 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals ...................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ........................... 367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals .......... 367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals ............... 477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental............................... 365-4084 D & P Cart Rental............................... 365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss ........................ 365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.... 365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals ................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts.................................... 477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055 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 am 10:15 1:15 pm 3:305:30 Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour 30 minute trip 8 am11:30 2:30 pm 4:45Fare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $ 8/$12 Children $4/$6 Charters any time Phone 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries leave from Crossing Beach Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries leave from Conch Inn Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from Crossing BeachGreen Turtle FerryGreen Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t Daily 8 am 9 11 12:15pm 1:303 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay Daily 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult fare $7 (Children $3) Round trip $11 Additional to some destinations Charter any time Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Channel 16Abaco AdventuresTreasure Cay to Guana Cay Daily 10 am Sunday 12 noon Guana Cay to Treasure Cay Daily 4 pm Sunday 3 & 5 pmFares One Way $10 Round Trip $20 Charter any time Phone 365-8749 VHF Channel 16 Sandy Point Patrick Roberts ....... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows. 366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ......... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ....... 366-4175 Links Adderly ......... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ....... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder ......... 366-2163 Jay Sawyer.......... 367-3941 Justin Sands .......... 367-3526 Terrance Davis ....... 367-4464 Man-O-War David Albury .......... 365-6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer ....... 366-2111 Will Sawyer .............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ................. 366-2107 Junior Albury ............. 366-3058 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ........... 366-0133 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh Pope McKenzie ......... 477-5894 Orthnell Russell .......... 365-0125 Alexander Rolle ......... 365-0120 Edward Rolle............. 365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer .......... 365-4070 Jeff Survance ............. 365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ........... 365-4261Visitors 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 Abaconian.Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 Fax 367-5823 abacochamber@abacoinet.com Area code 242 unless listed

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Page 24 The Abaconian February 1st, 2001 Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORPBy Stephanie Humblestone The new gym in Marsh Harbours Memorial Plaza offers yoga classes to its members. Yoga is not new, just relatively new to Abaco. Contrary to popular belief, yoga is not simply tying the body in knots or forming human pretzels pretzels perhaps not being the best analogy at this point in time! neither is it some manner of pagan worship. Yoga is a complete science, originating in India thousands of years ago. It is a living science, one which has evolved over time in accordance with the needs of humanity. The oldest of all systems of personal development, yoga encompasses body, mind and spirit. The history of yoga is shrouded in the mists of time. The oldest archaeological evidence of its existence is shown in many stone seals showing figures in yogic postures excavated from the Indus Valley around 3000 BC. Yoga postures exercise all parts of the body, stretching and toning all major muscle groups, joints and the entire skeletal system. In addition, they work with the bodys internal organs, glands and nerves, improve circulation and lower blood pressure. Stretching and bending the body in certain directions applies pressure to the bodys organs thereby increasing circulation to those areas and facilitating the delivery of oxygen and nutrients through the blood and removing toxins and impurities. For example, forward bending postures stimulate and massage the colon thereby improving bowel functions and gastro-intestinal health. Students of yoga are often initially drawn by a desire to look good or for alleviating a specific complaint. In time students discover that not only are their bodies leaner and more flexible and the original complaint remedied but they feel a subtle change in their approachYoga Will Be Offeredto life. Their minds becomes stiller; they feel more peaceful and they notice an improvement in their powers of concentration. The main principles of a yoga class are: relaxation which releases muscle tension and conserves energy, gentle exercising which tones the body and complete breathing which increases the intake of oxygen to the cells of the body. In recent times yoga has attracted more and more respect and recognition from the medical profession with many doctors dedicated practitioners of this ancient science. Well known cardiologist Dr Dean Ornish, author of Reversing Heart Disease includes yoga exercises in his system of cardio-vascular health. Dr. Ornishs system, which has been written up in the New England Journal of Medicine, has been proven in some cases to be a viable alternative to by-pass surgery. Anyone can take yoga classes. You do not have to be a certain age, height or weight. There is no competition. Students, with the guidance of a trained instructor, go at their own pace. The Bahamas Farmers Association in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Abaco will present an Annual Horticultural Show on February 9 from Noon till 4 p.m. at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour. The emphasis this year will be on farming. There will displays of farm produce, canned and preserve goods, a livestock and exotic animal display and a petting zoo. The Farmers Association will organize discussion groups on varied topics including the history of farming in the Bahamas and various aspects of farming. Useful information about farming will be available. For more information call Patrick Bethel at 367-4114, Dirk Reitsma at 366-2030 or John Hedden at 359-6954.Horticultural Show Is PlannedOn December 14 during the annual Boat Parade in Marsh Harbour, the Rotary Club of Abaco held a fund raising at Triple J Marina in support of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. Hot dogs and hamburgers were offered for sale to the spectators. All profits were donated to the Fire Department. Although the profit was not great, the club feels that with more advertising this could become an annual event with bigger profits. A special thanks goes to the owners of the marina for use of their property.Rotary Raises Funds 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~~ ~~ Friendly & Professional Printing ServicesOur Services:

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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 25 A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery By Neil Hingle Having traveled over 13,000 miles, we are now half way through our year at sea. Being onboard the S/V Concordia has not only been an amazing growth experience but also has given me a better understanding of the world. The S/V Concordia is a 188-foot long tall ship with a barquentine rig. It has three masts, one with square sails and the other two are gaff rigged. The ship is 10 years old and was built in Poland specifically for the Class Afloat program. The program is run by a Canadian school called West Island College and becomes home to nearly 50 students every year. The program is designed to teach students seamanship skills and academics while seeing the world. Our voyage began in Chicago on August 14th, 2001. There we met our new family and quickly became acquainted with the ship. We spent four days in Chicago doing intensive sail training and safety drills. We learnt how to set, douse and furl sails, tie knots, coil lines and many other important sailing skills that we would need to use much sooner than we expected. After leaving Navy Pier, Chicago, we immediately set sails and sailed through the Great Lakes. Our first port of call was Toronto and following that was Montreal. At the time I really enjoyed and appreciated both ports. But looking back now, they were very dull in comparison to the other places I have been. After departing from Montreal, we headed towards the Atlantic Ocean along the St. Lawrence Seaway. We were lucky to have fairly good weather and smooth sailing. We would miss that quite soon. At the mouth of the St. Lawrence, the winds began to pick up and the temperatures dropped. We sailed out into the Atlantic Ocean, now understanding the ship more. There were many cold nights with gusting winds and raging seas. Prior to entering the Atlantic, I had built up an image in my mind of it being constantly rough and huge seas. My beliefs were not very accurate. Our worst day at sea saw six to eight foot seas, and at the most 35 knots winds. In comparison to what I had expected, we got off quite easily. Midway across the Atlantic is a small archipelago consisting of seven islands. The Azores islands are a very popular stop for transatlantic voyages. These Portuguese islands are volcanic and very friendly. We were in port for about four days but had to leave early to avoid a hurricane. We continued to cross the ocean and went through the Straits of Gibraltar ending up in Cadiz, Spain. Here we did many tours of the city and had an overnight trip inland. It was really amazing. Cadiz has a very interesting history and was a pleasure to visit. Now in the Mediterranean, we sailed to Majorca, which is just off the coast of Spain. Majorca is the Bahamas of Europe. It is a very popular tourist destination and an excellent place to own property. It is picturesque and has an amazing landscape. After Majorca, we continued on to Sardinia. Sardinia is a small island off the coast of Italy. It is very friendly and has some of the best ice cream in the world. We had a homestay here which went well. Sardinia is very cute and very interesting. It offers many exciting things to see and do. Malta was our next port, and perhaps my favorite. Valletta, Malta, is a city built around a fortress on the harbour front. It is amazing. It is the perfect place with very friendly people. In Malta, some friends of mine and I journeyed out into the residential areas and found the most amazing little towns. They were very old, but well preserved. After leaving Malta, we had a nine-day sail out to Morocco. Morocco was touristy. The tourism industry has built up and dominates a much older culture. We did a lot of shopping in the Moroccan souks and got into the culture. Our next port of call was the Canary Islands. They, too, were built up on tourism, but still a lot of fun. They have amazing landscape and the people there are very friendly. Then we had a short sail to Cabo Verde. They are a few islands off the coast of Africa. In Cabo Verde we made some great tours and made some friends at the local school there. Then it was time to cross the Atlantic again. We arrived in Belem, Brazil, where we stayed for six days. In these six days, we managed to go camping with our hammocks twice and explore the jungle numerous times. Brazil was amazing and our adventures continued. I found that the French Guyana rain forest was much more dense than Brazils. It seemed more wet and alive. Some friends of mine and I organized some amazing canoes trips up rivers. This was a success and we had an amazing time. Our second to last port of call was Guadeloupe. It was a great place. Guadeloupe had an amazing rain forest as well in which we made many hikes and adventures. Going through the Caribbean, we encountered numerous small storms with high winds and short spurts of rain. We did some great sailing there and had a great time. Our last port of call was Puerto Rico, where the ship still is. There, we had a graduation ceremony for the students who are not returning next semester. The Class Afloat experience has been great. I feel that I have made the most of it and it has made me into a more well rounded person;. I cant wait until next semester.An Experience of a Lifetime Register to Vote on the Referendum February 27National Elections Will Soon Follow

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Page 26 The Abaconian February 1st, 2001Murphy Town Committee 7 January 02 The main topic centered on the one acre of Crown Land granted for the community center and how to raise funds for the community center building. It was concluded that a private fund raising committee be formed as Local Government cannot collect or raise money. It was agreed to write Crown Lands to ask for a list of available Crown Land so residents could avail themselves of land opportunities ahead of requests by strangers. Dundas Town Committee 10 January 02 The Bahamas Environmental Science and Technology (BEST) Commission wrote the Committee supporting the denial of the BEC fuel depot at the Dundas Town Oceanview Park. They felt construction and fueling activities would be disruptive to social activities at this site. Chairman Silbert Mills advised Committee members that $11,129 appears to be available in June for a town project and asked members to consider their options. Extensive discussion followed on the paving of side streets which members felt was of inferior workmanship. Examples were given of sticks being paved over and six inches of fill being used as under layer across a swampy area. This was believed to be inadequate. The new roads were not raised more than the surrounding area as that would have presented problems with flooding. It was brought out that twenty roads were paved in Murphy Town rather than the eleven originally scheduled. The Dundas Town Committee members felt they were due this same consideration and named four or five additional roads which need paving. The area engineer, Mr. John Schaeffer, was at the meeting and answered questions. He stated that the workmanship of the contractor has been excellent in the past but he would look into the complaints of the Committee. He did state that government contracts include a one-year warranty clause. Work had not been started on the road into the abandoned Dundas Town Primary School and it was determined that this footage could be applied elsewhere. The Committee members decided to have the road to the Oasis continued through to Forest Drive. Cen.Abaco Town Planning 21 January 02 Eight applications with work valued at $960,515 had been posted and were before the members for consideration. (The December meeting considered applications valued at $2,686,505.) The waterfront road between Calcutta and the Stede Bonnet road was discussed at length. It was stated by Councillor Yvonne Key that a case before the Supreme Court in 1990 had shown that this was a public road even though it traversed private Key Tract land. The road was said to be in existence in the 1930s by older Marsh Harbour residents. The Board asked that a letter be written requiring the piling on the inland side of the road be moved by mid-February to allow paving. The poles now in place will not allow for normal paving. The landowner must apply for a permit to place the poles (as fencing) and pay the appropriate fee. This road and several other roads in Marsh Harbour are to be paved as soon as the current work is completed in Dundas Town. A approval in principle to granted tp add a 4600-square-foot addition to the Price Right grocery store extending into the adjoining property previously owned by Mrs. Lily Sands. Cen.Abaco District Council 24 January 02 Deputy Chief Councillor Jason Swain asked that the dump contract be given for a two-year period to allow the contractor to recoup his costs for equipment. No action was taken. Council was asked to look into three violations of the Licensing Act. Solomons Abaco selling items outside the scope of their groceries license. A foreign artist selling his art work at his local studio. A video rental store selling goods from a residence. Chief Councillor Silbert Mills reminded the group that the Solomons Abaco issue is now before the Attorney General waiting for a reply. The other two items will be looked into. Councillor David Williams asked that the school louver situation be clarified as the 200 louvers received have a plain aluminum finish and are not dark bronze to match the existing louvers. No operators were received. He thought $7000 was excessive for what was received. Mr. Mills said four boxes of louvers arrived and were discovered to be one and a quarter inches short. The contractor must return them and get the proper size. Bronze paint is ordered to make the shutters match the others in place. The operators are on order. The invoice showed the louvers cost $20 each. Mr. Jason Swain complained to Council members that Murphy Town was not getting their attention. Mr. David Williams objected to the direction Mr. Swain seemed to be heading. Mr. Swain gave this as an example of Councils effort to stifle the Murphy Town concerns. Mr. Swain asked and got permission to change his agenda presentation on the Murphy Town ball park to another topic. He then asked for Councils support to request a change in the Local Government Act to prohibit persons in the newspaper, radio or television media from being in a position of authority in Local Government. He felt persons in those capacities could use their media connections to sway or distort Councils business. He wanted the Local Government Act changed so future councils would not encounter this dilemma. He made a motion and presented a prepared letter to Council for their support stating this goal and asked that it be sent to the Minister for Local Government and Dr. Bernard Nottage, leader of the opposition. The motion was not seconded and Mr. Swain left the meeting. A letter to Council from a lawyer representing a local resident demanded that all efforts to pave the waterfront road between Calcutta and the Stede Bonnet road in Marsh Harbour cease immediately as this is private property. Several Marsh Harbour Council members were of the opinion that this road has been public for over 70 years and probably began as a footpath prior to the twentieth century. One Councillor will bring Supreme Court papers from 1990 indicating the road is public. Council wants to proceed with the paving and will discuss the situation with the area engineer, Mr. Schaeffer. The school principal and the janitresses Local Government at Work Please see Local Govt. Page 27 Cabbage Point 5 acres+/available with financing, 20% down and balance over 5 years, 160 on the road, 1300+ deep. Call for details Corn Bay Man-O-War Cay Magnificent 15 acre estate with four houses, four beaches and a protected boat basin. Call for details. Eight Mile Bay Vacant property available running 150 on a beautiful Atlantic beach and 800 deep. Call for details. Green Turtle Cay 100 x 120 residential lot available $35,000 Green Turtle Cay 2 bedroom vacation rental cottage overlooking White Sound. Fully furnished, central A/C, turn key. $355,000 Green Turtle Cay 6 acres of gorgeousEach office independently owned and operated Located one building east of Memorial Plaza. P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-367-2992 Fax: 242-367-4800 Email: coldbank@abacoinet.com Featuring the finest in residential, commercial, vacation homes and investment properties. Call today to list your property with us or inquire about our many listed properties. LIGHTBOURN REALTYMaking Real Estate Real Easy Abaco Agents Brent Cartwright Mailin Sands Beth Ruzicka Bill Johnston Chris FarringtonHope Town This private home is situated on almost an acre of lovely landscaped property. The master bed and bath are upstairs with living, kitchen and dining room as well. Downstairs features a 2 bed/1 bath self-contained apartment. Too many extras to mention. Call for more details Cherokee Sound Great 3 bed / 1 bath home located in the picturesque community of Cherokee Sound. This home is well maintained and is offered furnished. Call for more details Casuarina Point Canal front home situated on a double lot comprising over 41,000 sq. ft. This 3 bed / 1 bath home features 391' of canal frontage, modern kitchen and beautifully landscaped yard with fruit trees and palms. $299,000 Guana Cay Owner built 3 bed/ 2 bath home featuring open living dining and kitchen with central A/C. It also boasts of extensive patios presenting views of the ocean. Sold furnished $355,000 Guana Cay 2 bed/ 1 bath home featuring open living, kitchen and dining and spacious decking, across the street from a sandy Atlantic Beach. Great Rental Potential $175,500 Man-O-War Cay This 3 bed/2 1/2 bath home is in immaculate condition. This owner built home is sold furnished and also features solid maple cabinets. There is a 17,000 gallon rain water cistern, a large basement and the property is fenced in.$355,000 beach front property perfect for a small resort or luxurious estate. $210,000 Green Turtle Cay breathtaking hilltop lots with panoramic harbour views of White Sound. Prices start at $210,000 Guana Cay Elevated beach front lot. Best price in town. $119,000 Leisure Lee a canal front home featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, fully furnished. Excellent condition. $260,000 Man-O-War Cay 1 bed 1 bath house located centrally in Man-O-W ar.$159,000 Man-O-War 3 bedroom 2 bath home situated only one lot away from the beach. $475,000Marsh Harbour Cove Estates Newly built 2/ 2 home, fully furnished, self contained 1 bed 1 bath downstairs apt.. Call for details.Treasure Cay Canal lots Starting at $80,000 More Fine Homes and Properties

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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 27 Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned and Rehubbed Aluminum Brass Stainless Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum SandblastingPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour at Central Abaco Primary want to try a new system by which only one janitress will staff the school from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The others will report at 2 p.m. in preparation for schools dismissal at 3 p.m. when they begin cleaning the schoolrooms. They will remain until they have completed their work. The day assignment will be rotated among the janitresses. Previously they all came to work at 8 a.m. doing minor work until 3 p.m. when they can clean classrooms. Councillors agreed to try this system for 30 days before considering it permanently. It was agreed to transfer or issue a taxi plate to the daughter of a driver who suffered a stroke. JHC Trucking requested and was given $200 extra per month for taking excessive trash from the freight dock area to the dump. The dock master will be asked to be more diligent in having those who generate the trash clean it up. Mr. Mills announced that Central Government has allocated $4000 toward repairing the old school building in Spring City. This is the only public building in Spring City and is used for public functions including its use as a polling station. Council will allocate another $4000 which is expected to complete repairs the building. Rotary asked for a $1000 contribution for materials for replacing the waterfront gazebo on Queen Elizabeth Drive in Marsh Harbour. The money will pay for materials and Rotary will provide the labour. This popular vantage point was destroyed in Hurricane Floyd. Funds were authorized from other budget areas for Spring City and the gazebo. Last fall Murphy Town asked for a $1000 contribution toward their community center. However, a review of the minutes could not locate this request. Several members remembered this discussion and it was agreed to add it to the current minutes so it could be acted on next month. Applications recommended by Town Planning were reviewed and passed. A request for Crown Land on Bustic Bight was deferred by Murphy Town. However, Council recommended it with Murphy Towns comments to accompany the Councils recommendation. The Abaco Chamber of Commerce invited the Council to appoint a member to attend Chamber meetings as an observer to foster cooperation between government and the business sector on a variety of issues. David Williams was selected. The Chamber of Commerce advised Council that they are investigating automobile headlights and the possibility of converting them from right hand low beam as used in the States to left hand as needed here. The Department of Environmental Health had been asked to expedite the review of building permit applications. A reply intimated that they would continue to review the applications thoroughly. As a courtesy, Council was advised by the Prime Ministers office that a Canadian firm had been given permission to explore for oil in the Walkers Cay area. A request by Boat Harbour to dynamite problem areas in their marina last fall during their slow period has now been approved by Nassau. Since this is not now the slow period, Boat Harbour asked to delay the dredging operation until next fall. A request from the Magistrates Court pointed to 14 repairs and improvements needed in the court room and asked for Councils help in making repairs. This will be investigated and put on the agenda for the next meeting. The Ministry of Works advised the Council that the proposed Golden Harvest Supermarket building must observe the required 25-foot setback. It was noted that the high school has two classrooms with no separating partition as a result of Hurricane Floyd in September 1999. A teacher is threatening to leave due to the confusion if a partition cannot be constructed. This will be investigated. A request for $50 reimbursement to the Chairman of Hotel Licensing was granted. This was for lunch for the Board members making their hotel inspection tour in January. A request for $3000 by Murphy Town to repair the restrooms at the basketball court was granted. A complaint about the lights at the Spring City basketball court will be investigated. Apparently the repairs were paid for but the lights do not work. Administrator Hart asked Council to contribute one months rent for a temporary Port Officer assigned here from Nassau. This was agreed to. Mrs. Yvonne Key suggested that the Local Government nominees be at large within an entire township rather than from individual polling divisions. Barring that, she asked that the present polling divisions be looked into and be divided more equitably. Some Marsh Harbour districts have nearly 400 registered voters while others have approximately 150. Mr. Hart asked that this and Mr. Swains earlier suggestion be forwarded to the Minister for Local Government for review. He also reminded Councillors of his request a year or more ago to consider road regulations, traffic flow, speed limits, etc. Mr. Hart showed Councillors two artists renditions of the new government complex to be tendered in February. Local GovtFrom Page 26Local Government at Work

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Page 28 The Abaconian February 1st, 2001 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Houses and Land For Sale or Rent Classified Advertisements REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE Turtle Rocks 10 acre parcel w/two sand beaches and cove. Ideal for small development or private estate. $195,000 Elbow Cay 2 bed/2 bath house with spectacular ocean view. Professionally landscaped property and spacious, wraparound deck. $345,000 Guana Cay Lots at Dolphin Beach Subdivision. Priced to move starting at $40,000 with ocean views. Lubbers Quarters 1 acre water front properties, two on beach, two on bluff. Dockage and electricity available. Leisure Lee 1/2 acre lot with all utilities present. $20,000 Lubbers Quarters House lots starting at $25,000 with access to sandy beach. Views of the Sea of Abaco. Elbow Cay Lots from $45,000. Roads, power, telephones, ocean views. Residential and Commercial. Victor R. Patterson Memorial Plaza P.O. Box AB 20123 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2749 E-mail: seagraperealty@hotmail.com Sea Grape Realty PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALEMarsh Harbour Little Orchard Triplex 2400 sq. ft. fully furnished, centrally air-conditioned with two 1 bed 1 bath units and one 2 bed 2 1/2 bath unit. Rental income $2800 per month. Asking price $390,000 Manjack Cay 10 acres on the water with high elevation and great sea views. The property has 50 dock with 4 of water at low tide. Excellent building site. Asking price $250,000 Fast Food Restaurant situated in down town Marsh Harbour. Excellent location, reasonable business hours, great return on invest ment. Call for further information. Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores elevated waterfront lot in very desirable residential area minutes from downtown Marsh Harbour, all utilities available, 100 on the sea. Asking $110,000 Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores waterfront 3000 sq. ft. duplex on the beach and waterfront for boat dock across the street. Each apartment consists of 3 bedrooms and 1 bath upstairs and kitchen, living, dining and half bath down stairs. Great rental potential or two family home. Asking price $535,000 Bahama Palm Shores Two residential lots 150 from the beach, great sea views. Asking price $42,500Leslie 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 NEW LISTING A 43-acre tract of land on Big Cave Cay, approx 6 mi. Northwest of Crown Haven A real getaway! $4000 per acre Owner will divideLOCATED ON STRATTON DRIVE IN MARSH HARBOUR P.O. BOX AB 20404 ABACO, BAHAMAS 242-367-2719 FAX 367-2359 Abaco Real Estate Agency LtdArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer 3 hse + 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties9 hse + 365-4465 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties13 hse+ 365-4234 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort8 rm 365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Elbow Cay Prop 43 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 22 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways50 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Malone Estates 18 hse + 366-0100 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Hotels and House Rental AgentsMan-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Marsh Harb Airport Motel 367-4402 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp 8rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 3 65-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 365-8950 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-4622426 + agents who have multiple cottages and houses St. Francis Primary: 400 m 1st Carlito Pinder, Agape; 2nd Calvin Edgecombe, St. Francis; 3rd Brian Higgs, Agape Primary: 1600 m 1st Carlito Pinder, Agape; 2nd Spencer Bethel, Agape; 3rd Duran Lowe, St. Francis Junior: 400 m 1st David Vilmar, St. Francis; 2nd Philip Fernander, St. Francis; 3rd Donovan Albury, St. Francis Junior: 1600 m 1st. Kyle Bethel, Agape; 2nd David Vilmar, St. Francis; 3rd Timothy Roberts, Agape In the primary division Agape beat St. Francis 16 to 14.High School Students CompeteOn January 25 high school students took to their bikes. The age groups were 12 and under, 13-14 years and 15 years and above. Three schools participated, Abaco Central High, Agape Christian and St. Francis de Sales. The results are as follows: Junior: 400 m 1st Henry Williams, St. Francis; 2nd Albury Albert, St. Francis; 3rd Jitano Farrington, Abaco Central Junior: 1600 m 1st Omar Blyden, ACH; 2nd Jitano Farrington, ACH; 3rd Henry Williams, St. Francis Adolescent: 400 m 1st Matthew Roberts, St. Francis; 2nd Akeem Archer, St. Francis; 3rd Bradley McKenzie, St. Francis Adolescent: 1600 m 1st Matthew Roberts, St. Francis; 2nd Bradley McKenzie, St. Francis; 3rd Darrin Bethel, ACH Senior: 400 m 1st Roberts Albury, St. Francis; 2nd Warren Archer, St. Francis; 3rd Leandro Symonette, ACH Senior: 1600 m 1st Lenadro Symonette, ACH; 2nd Roberts Albury, St. Francis; 3rd Anderson Joseph, ACH St. Francis de Sales School beat Abaco Central 22 to 14 The entry fee of $4 went to Trauma One ambulance service and the Interact Clubs of the high schools. Roadrunners donated all of the prizes. Mr. Moss of Roadrunners Bicycle Store looks forward to greater participation next year. The bicycle competition for older students was held on Janary 25. The overall winner was St. Francis de Sales School. The races are organized annually by Mr. Huel Moss, proprietor of Roadrunners Bicycle Shop in Dundas Town. SportsFrom Page 13

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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 29 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Cherokee Polos Seaside Cottage Fully furnished, sleeps 6, A/C, $900/week for 2. Call 407-933-4463 www.polosseasidecottage.com Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale pools, docks, reunions, special occasions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways. 242-3660224 Fax: 242-366-0434 Man-O-War house for rent 2 bed / 1 bath, sleeps 6, good view of sunsets. $850 weekly for 1-4 people. Call 365-6140 Marsh Harbour new duplex 2 bed/2 bath furnished. Deposits and references required. Call 357-6947 Apartment for Rent, Royal Harbour Village 2 bed/1.5 bath town house style unit. Fully furnished, A/C. First, last and references, please. Call 367-3262 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sweetings Village 2 2 bed/2 bath apts., furnished including water and gas. $1000 month. Call 367-2660 Treasure Cay 2 bed/1 bath furnished house on large property. Monthly or long term only. Call Donna at 367-3472 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 Dundas Town split level house 3 bed/1 bath, 2 bed/1 bath with basement. Includes 1 bed cottage in rear. Call 367-3177 or 357-6656 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, Rentals and Sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-366-0224 or Fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Property and Houses FOR SALE Property and Houses FOR SALE Property and Houses FOR SALE Property and Houses FOR SALE Houses and Land For Sale or RentClassified Advertisements REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE 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 67 REAL ESTATE SALESAbaco, Bahamas 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.comAffordable Property Select Homes Serving All AbacoOUTSTANDING VALUE: Prestigious Great Abaco Club. Villa style, recently built CBS home, deep water dockage with lift. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, attached garage. master spa bath. Full-length terrace. Best buy on the site. $589,000 10%+ INVESTMENT RETURN: Great Abaco Club. Delightful tropical style villa, CBS construction. Deepwater protected dockage 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. Fantastic rental income. On-site management & maintenance. $690,000 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 Guana Cay Beach House beach front home 2 bed/1 bath, glorious views, walk to settlement, 150 to Nippers. $335,000 net. Call Paul at 703-868-4287 Guana Cay 2 story house, 0.5 acre, $185,000. Phone 365-5155 http:\\guanacay.tripod.com\home Lynard Cay 1 acre water front property, good elevation and spectacular views. The perfect getaway site, only one mile from Little Harbour. $70,000 Call 359-6064 Marsh Harbour Duplex 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Marsh Harbour, residential property off Crockett Drive, 120 x 186. Call 367-4681 Marsh Harbour Government Sub Lot 98 behind Papa Lous house 100 x 195 / 99 x 178 or 18,240 sq. ft. Serious inquires only. 561-791-0950 or 242-359-6524 Treasure Cay Royal Palm condo on marina with boat slip, 3 bed/3 bath. Asking price $249,000/Mercedes. Ph/fax 242-365-8248 Cherokee Sound Yellowwood 1.13 acres overlooking Winding Bay, high elevation, great views. $75,000 Phone 366-2266 Well Done Water MakersWW WW W ell Doneell Done ell Doneell Done ell Done carries a complete line of RR RR R everse Osmosis Desalinators. everse Osmosis Desalinators. everse Osmosis Desalinators. everse Osmosis Desalinators. everse Osmosis Desalinators. Sizes start at 100 GPD100 GPD 100 GPD100 GPD 100 GPD to 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD. We can install, service and maintain all of the equipment we sell and drill the neccessary water and drain wells to supply the units. Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841 Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841 Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841 Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841 Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841Well Done Water Well ServicesCall us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842Professionally drilled water and drain wells Serving all of Abaco including: Guana Cay, Elbow Cay, ManOWar Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour. We case all of our wells down to the water and use Professional well screen at the pump levels. Get your well done today to supply your water maker for your home or business. We also sell, service and install water makers Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 ate need of chairs for students and desks. If anyone or organization has borrowed some of the chairs for an event, please return them even if it is just one chair. The school does SchoolFrom Page 11 not have enough chairs for all the students in the school. Every period there are students who do not have chairs to sit in and some do not have desks either. Mr. Stubbs, our principal, was able to get 30 chairs from Nassau this past week with the promise of more.

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Page 30 The Abaconian February 1st, 2001 Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@oii.netWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts ou to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote, Lyford Cay Foundation & The Canadian Lyford Cay FounLyford Cay Foundation & The Canadian Lyford Cay FounLyford Cay Foundation & The Canadian Lyford Cay FounLyford Cay Foundation & The Canadian Lyford Cay FounLyford Cay Foundation & The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundationdation dationdation dationScholarship Applications AvailableApplications are now being accepted for a wide range of academic scholarships at the graduate and undergraduate level. US$5,000/yr Lyford Cay Foundation Awards Can$5,000/yr Canadian Lyford Cay Awards Estelle Siebens Excellence Awards (up to $10,000 for specific disciplines) & other scholarshipsYou must be a Bahamian and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to qualify.Applications forms available at the Financial Aid Office or Counseling Services Offices, COB or by writing:The Lyford Cay Foundation, P.O. Box N-7776, Nassau, BahamasDeadline to submit completed applications is Deadline to submit completed applications is Deadline to submit completed applications is Deadline to submit completed applications is Deadline to submit completed applications is March 31, 2002. March 31, 2002. March 31, 2002. March 31, 2002. March 31, 2002.Scholarship Applications Available Scholarship Applications Available Lyford Cay FoundationTT TT T echnical T echnical T echnical T echnical T echnical T rainingraining rainingraining raining Scholarships Scholarships Scholarships Scholarships ScholarshipsInterested in a career in...agriculture/agribusiness hospitality & tourism machine shop/welding air-conditioning & refrigeration auto, marine & aviation mechanics construction & related trades diesel technology & mechanics heavy equipment operation computer service technology technical instruction & education healthcare & medical technology machine shop/welding & more... Apply now for a $5,000 scholarship if you are a Bahamian & have completed high school plan to persue a vocation valuable to the Bahamas pledge to return to the Bahamas upon graduation other qualifications may apply Applications forms available from The Managers Office, BTVI, or write to: Tecnical Training Scholarships, Lyford Cay Foundation, P.O. Box N-7776, NassauDEADLINE TO SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MAY 1, 2002TT TT T echnical T echnical T echnical T echnical T echnical T rainingraining rainingraining raining Scholarships Scholarships Scholarships Scholarships ScholarshipsBy Binard/Alice A whirlwind romance and subsequent gala wedding lifted spirits in Little Harbour, a settlement still reeling from the recent brutal death of long term resident Duckie.Duck Too. Duckies grieving lifemate was overwhelmed by the response to his personal ad in a recent Abaconian The response from lonely Abaconians was stunning, commented Duck Too. Canceling a planned trip to Cuba, Duck Too was pleasantly surprised to find a new mate in the nearby sister settlement of Cherokee. Duck Tree, a Cherokee native, and Duck Too were united in a brief beachfront ceremony officiated by a visiting minister named ironically Jack Russell. The irony was not lost on Duck Too who stated, A Jack Russell took away Duckie and now Jack Russell bonds me to my new life mate. This to me exemplifies the beautiful continuum of life and love. Resplendent in white, the couple exchanged vows with nearly all nine Little Harbour residents in attendance. The ceremony was briefly interrupted by comments in response to minister Russells query if any in attendance had objections or questions regarding the union. Yeah, who gonna be de boss? shouted an exiled bartender from Guana Cay. Having raised the same concern at a Potcake wedding in Hope Town last year, the single barkeep explained that this was an important issue to settle early on in a marriage. It seems a bit premature to me, grumbled a local psychiatrist and marriage counselor. Lamenting the loss of one of his best clients, the divorced doctor stated his insights were drawn on years of experience with failed relationships. In a settlement sometimes known for blurred marital boundaries, the new couple has bravely chosen a traditional monogamous marriage. As the weathered beaks of the guests raised a toast, the new couple paddled off to the Bight of Robinson where they will enjoy a honeymoon bone fishing cruise. The couple will make their home at Docs dock in Little Harbour.Love Heals Wounds in Little HarbourDear Friends and Family, CANCER We all have been affected by this feared disease at one time or another and in some way or another. In particular, Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death on women and the leading cause of death in women between the ages of 40-55. No one is immune. I have committed to participate in a very powerful even to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. The Avon Products Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, will be sponsoring a three-day, 60 mile walk from Boca Raton to Miami in April. I, along with about 2000 others, will take this opportunity to do our small part in the ongoing fight against breast cancer. I have already begun training for this walk and will see many of you on the road over the next few months. I am asking for your support in this cause by way of a generous donation to the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day. Please take a moment send a donation to me at P.O. Box AB 20892. Thank you for your generosity. Most sincerely, Debbie CurryRequest for Support Donna Burrows of Dundas Town proudly shows off a tremendous casava which she grew. She has never seen such a large casava. Her family enjoyed the vegetable fixed in many ways. Abaco RAbaco R Abaco RAbaco R Abaco R ock Ltd.ock Ltd. ock Ltd.ock Ltd. ock Ltd.Our Reputation is Concrete Abaco RAbaco R Abaco RAbaco R Abaco R ock Ltd.ock Ltd. ock Ltd.ock Ltd. ock Ltd.Our Reputation is Concrete For all your concrete needs For all your concrete needs For all your concrete needs For all your concrete needs For all your concrete needs specializing in specializing in specializing in specializing in specializing in Mixing and placement of concrete Mixing and placement of concrete Mixing and placement of concrete Mixing and placement of concrete Mixing and placement of concrete for all phases of construction for all phases of construction for all phases of construction for all phases of construction for all phases of constructionFULL LINE OF FULL LINE OF FULL LINE OF FULL LINE OF FULL LINE OF Benches Benches Benches Benches Benches Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Sand & Rock Sand & Rock Sand & Rock Sand & Rock Sand & Rock Excavating Excavating Excavating Excavating Excavating Concrete Stepping Stones Concrete Stepping Stones Concrete Stepping Stones Concrete Stepping Stones Concrete Stepping Stones Planters Planters Planters Planters Planters Bird Baths Bird Baths Bird Baths Bird Baths Bird Baths P P P P P icnic Ticnic T icnic Ticnic T icnic T ablesables ablesables ables Hope Town, Abaco Tel: (242) 366-0168 Fax (242) 366-0122 Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island Remember Register to Vote

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February 1st, 2001 The Abaconian Page 31 Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Firehouse CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service Centerformerly Television Service Center Employment OpportunitiesABAB ABAB AB AA AA A CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L TDTD TDTD TD .. .. JANITORS & BUTCHERSApply at Sawyers 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 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 (11) 1250 gallon water tanks $1600 each, includes duty & freight. Contact Elbow Cay Properties at 366-0569 Lincoln 225 Amp elec. welder, face mask & rods. $475. Phone 365-8188 Handyman available Do you need something fixed? Call Brian 365-5153 evenings. Good references. All Mercurys 135 HP$350050 HP$1700 40 HP$600225 HP$6000 23 fishing boat with 200 HP $7000 Call 367-2326 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats MERCHANDISE FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 3672111 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 Honda CBR 600 RR Motorcycle in good condition $7000 OBO Call 365-6140 or 477-5308 1985 GMC R/V Van sleeps 2, with stove, refrig & pottie, in good condition. DUTY PAID. $3500. Ph. 242-367-7248 Fax 972-723-0291 1990 Chevy Cavalier 2 door, 4 cyl. Automatic. $1500. 1994 Chevy truck, cowboy conversion, V-8, excellent cond. $12,000. Call 3674065 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1991 Chevy Cavalier Convertible $2500 Good running condition. Also 10 ft. x 5 ft. utility trailer $1500 Ph. 367-4643 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. $9,000 OBO PRICE NEGOTIABLE! Call 367-3201 (9-5) 367-5413 (eve) 98 Dodge Dakota Pick-up SLT Club Cab. Low mileage, beautiful condition. Call 365-8188 2001 Daihatsu Coure, brand new, A/C, AM/ FM radio with tape player, 5 doors. $12,000. Call Darrell at 477-5126 HELP WANTEDSous Chef Wanted Mangoes Restaurant in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, is currently looking for applicants for the position of sous chef. Mangoes is a 250 cover restaurant situated on the water front serving a mix of traditional Bahamian food as well as modern international food fused with Bahamian ingredients. We are seeking a highly motivated sous chef to work with our executive chef and his brigade of 8 cooks. If you love cooking, pay attention to detail and are not afraid of hard work, we would like to hear from you. Please send a resume to Nick Doyle at Mangoes Restaurant, P.O. Box AB 20259, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas or fax us on 242367-3336 or E-mail us at mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.com Farm labourer wanted five days per week in Guana Cay. Call 365-5195 Dive center looking for full time PADI instructors. Call 242-365-4411 Ladies: Want a bigger paycheck? Control your income with Avon! Earn up to 50% commission on your own time! Call today. Tel/fax 242362-6045 / pager 242-340-8673 PERSONALHaving found my new love, SWMD thanks the many respondents to my personals ad. In an effort to maintain marital bliss, I ask that no further respondents answer my ad at Docs Dock in Little Harbour. Late night responders are ESPECIALLY discouraged. Sad and lonely individuals may wish to check out the singles scene at Petes Pub. This is not meant to be an endorsement or guarantee of the quality of individual one might meet there. THANKS to St. Jude for favors granted. DDF Anything Under the Sun Construction specializing in stamped concrete, designed resurfaced concrete, wood decks and fiberglass pool installation. Call 477-5848 Swimming Pool Maintenance Splish, Splash Pool Service will stop you cleaning and keep you swimming. We offer bi-weekly service including chemicals Call 477-5848 VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALEE-Z Loader boat trailer, double axle. $1200. interested persons call 357-6807 or 365-6288 Vintage Abaco Dinghy The Windrose 14 just painted Abaco dinghy for sale $8,000 firm See Darwin Sands at Edwins Boat Yard II 15 Boston Whaler, 1994, Dauntless, 70 HP Yamaha, center console, VHF, running lights, spotlight, cooler, cushions, dive platform/ladder, self-bailing, unsinkable, excellent condition. $7000. Call 366-0282 / 0280 23 Trimaran fast, fun, safe, excellent condition with outboard, DUTY PAID. $5600. Call 366-0552 24 (27 overall) Menemsha sailboat, solid fiberglass, 3 draft, great running 10 HP Volvo diesel engine, 4 bronze winches, 6 saills, galley, head, 3 bunks w/custom cushions, just repainted. Asking $10,000. Call 367-3432 W or 367-3753 Home 25 Cruising Sailboat Fully loaded, new 8 HP Johnson OB w/dinghy and 2 HP. DUTY PAID. $4,000. VHF Nut House 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 32 Endeavour sloop, 1977, 20 HP Yanmar diesel. DUTY PAID. Call 365-6006 or 3656140 37 Endeavour 1980 sloop-rigged sailboat w/ Perkins 104, 40 HP diesel, curently moored near Marsh Harbour Marina. DUTY PAID. Bahamian registered. $30,000 OBO Call 3672269 37 Soverel Sloop 3 1/2 draft. DUTY PAID, Well maintained. $26,500. Moored in Leisure Lee. 357-6722 Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 Register To VoteTime is quickly running out to get your name on the voters register. Several important issues are coming up in the next few months. The first, on February 27, is the referundum to vote on severral changes in the Constitution including one giving women equal rights to men. The next will be a national election later in the spring to select the party which will lead us for the next five year. In June there will be an election for local government officers. Make your vote count. Register today.

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