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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 03-01-2002
Copyright Date: 2009

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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 03-01-2002
Copyright Date: 2009

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March 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 9, NUMBER 5, MARCH 1ST, 2002 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 By Anita Rolle The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, was in Marsh Harbour recently to brief residents on the five referendum questions voted on, February 27, 2002. Chairing the meeting was Mr. Mike Smith, Member of Parliament for the South Beach Constituency. Also bringing remarks was Mr. Robert Sweeting, Member of Parliament for South Abaco. In his remarks Mr. Sweeting stated that he was happy to see the large crowd as this shows the interest of the people in what is going on in the country. Along with the Prime Minister, other speakers included Deputy Leader Designate of the Free National Movement, Mr. Dion Foulkes, and Member of Parliament Mrs. Janet Bostwick. The meeting was very well attended as people from all walks of life, political persuasions and settlements throughout Abaco came. In attendance were officials of the BDM (Bahamas Democratic Movement) including Mr. Omar Smith and Mr. Cassius Stuart. These two became famous only a few weeks ago when they disrupted proceedings in the House of Assembly by attempting to remove the mace from the speakers throne. The speakers dissected each proposed amendment, following which the floor was opened for questions. In his speech, the Prime Minister told residents not to be swayed by the noise in the market as each proposedPM Explained the Proposed Amendments The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire on February 12 engulfing the old vacated house of Jimmy Wallace in the western part of Marsh Harbour. The house was to be demolished to make way for a new road joining the new freight dock with Crockett Drive and S.C. Bootle Highway. Mr. Wallace was earlier relocated to a new government-built residence.Marsh Harbour Loses Old HouseLarge Crowd Shows Interest in Womens EqualityDisney Donates to Special ProgramMr. Gunther from Disney Cruise Line presented a check for $5000 to Mrs. Lyn Major for the Every Child Counts program sponsored by the St. Francis de Sales Church in Marsh Harbour. The program provides education for children unable to attend regular claassrooms for a variety of physical reasons. Disney Cruise Line has committed to donating $25,000 to the program over a period of five years. This is their second payment Mr. Richard Blankenship, newly appointed Ambassador from the United States to The Bahamas, met with American second-home owners in a meeting in Hope Town on February 13. Shown above is Mrs. Suzanne Bethel greeting him on his arrival in Hope Town. Mr. Blankenship is well acquainted with The Bahamas and in particular Abaco as he has visited the area many times aboard a boat.Ambassador Visits Hope Town Please see Amendments Page 3 By Anita Rolle Despite the cold weather and rain many come out to hear what the other side had to say as Perry Christie, leader of the official opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) visited Abaco on February 23. This was just one stop in his series of visits around The Bahamas to speak about the referendum. Mr. Christie was accompanied by members of the PLP including Mr. Peter Galanis, Mr. Philip Brave Davis, Mr. Edison Key and Mr. Bradley Roberts. Brave Davis, a lawyer by profession and a PLP candidate, explained to the audience of about 150, . . you should never say yes or sign off on anything which you do not fully understand.Opposition States Its Views Please see Opposition Page 2

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Page 2 The Abaconian Marsh 1st, 2002 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 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.The speakers explained in detail the individual proposed amendments and the negative repercussions that could arise if citizens were to vote yes on February 27. Proposed amendment 1, for example, notably the most talked about since the talk of referendum started, was picked apart. The question incorporates numerous other questions/articles, some which you might agree on and others you might not agree on. Referring to allegations by the governing party that all PLP members present voted yes when the questions were put forth in Parliament, it was stated that the questions that were voted on in Parliament took on a different format when brought forward to the people of The Bahamas. Mr. Galanis noted that the party . . agrees on the principle of referendum, but not this process by which it is being done. Mr. Perry Christie in his keynote address noted that people are being asked to vote on changes to the most sacred document of the country the Constitution that have not been properly explained to them is totally unfair. Following, the floor was opened for questions from the audience. Speaking with a few people in attendance after the evening had ended, it was evident that a few went away with a little clearer understanding of what they would be voting for and against on February 27, 2002. OppositionFrom Page 1 Leaders of the Opposition party, the Progressive Liberal Party, presented their arguments against the proposed amendments to the Constitution. Shown above in the center is Mr. Perry Christie, Leader of the Opposition, flanked on the left by Mr. Philip Brave Davis, PLP candidate for Cat Island, and on the right by Mr. Edison Key, PLP candidate for South Abaco.Opposition Presents Other SideThe William Brewer Company held the grand opening of its new large retail store and warehouse on February 23 with promotions and specials accompanied by Estin Sawyers live music. The recently constructed building is a new landmark in the business section of downtown Marsh Harbour. From l. to r. in the front row are General Manager Jim Cates and his wife Julie, Mrs. Yvonne Malone standing with her husband and the CEO of William Brewer, Jim Malone, and Ms. Sandy Rolle, Wine Director. In the rear is Mr. Art Sands, Assistant Manager. Mr. Malone, who has Abaco roots, has been with the company for over 50 years. The interior walls of the store are decorated with original art work by Bahamian artists. Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to choose from All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount $945 23 Albury Bros$840 22 Boston Whaler$798 20 Albury/Hydra $770 18 Privateer $560 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com

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March 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 3 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 Another Way To $ave Money Another Way To $ave MoneyIntroduing...Introduing... Introduing...The Family Pharmacy 3612BuyItemsBuy ItemsItemsBuyget10off%get15%get20%offCheck Out Our Check Out OurEveryday Red Dot $pecials Everyday Red Dot $pecials Enter To Win A$250.00 Shopping SpreeSpot the Dot for Red Hot Savings The Family Pharmacy Name: P .O. Box: Phone: Lowes Pharmacy Abaco location only. Prize will be drawn March 15th. amendments had been voted upon by all members of Parliament. They voted yes, now they are asking you to vote no, said Mr. Ingraham. The first proposed amendment pertains to the dissolution all aspects of discrimination against women. The Prime Minister stated that we need to remove all gender biases from the Constitution, including giving Bahamian men and women the ability to confer nationality on their children and equalize the opportunity of their spouses to apply for citizenship. This question further seeks approval for changes to be made to Articles of the Constitution clauses referred to as he, him, or his will be changed to include she, The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, accompanied by the Hon. Janet Bostwick and the Hon. Dion Faulkes presented their case for accepting the proposed amendments. Shown above is the group at Abaco Central Primary School. Mr. Mike Smith from Marsh Harbour is at the podium. her and hers. Proposed amendment two refers to the implementation of an independent Teachers Service Commission with the responsibility of hiring, promoting and dealing with the disciplining of teachers. Items three and four seek approval of an independent Parliamentary Commissioner to deal with matters relating to the conduct of the election process without being subject to political control and an independent boundaries commission, removing all Members of Parliament as members, respectively. Question five of the proposed amendments seeks to increase the age of retirement of judges of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals by five years as was done for Civil Servants earlier this year. On February 23 the Prime Minister visited North Abaco duscussing the proposed amendments in Green Turtle Cay, Little Abaco and Coopers Town. He was accompanied by Deputy Leader Elect Dion Faulkes, Minister of Education, and Sen. Ronald Knowles, Minister of Health.Proposed Amendments Are First Changes for Constitution 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. AmendmentsFrom Page 1

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Page 4 The Abaconian Marsh 1st, 2002 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.Open 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 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderIts So Nice to Be RememberedThis year Cupid had a little help. Some of our ladies received a long-stemmed rose made of chocolate for Valentines Day that were very much appreciated.Farmers ExhibitionDue to the invitation of Patrick Bethel, Cherokee was represented in the recent exhibition put on by the Bahamas Farmers Association in Marsh Harbour early in February. Lee Pinder and Marinus Schutemaker both had displays in the food processing section along with several others from around Abaco. The main exhibits shown were of fruits, vegetables and flowers, all of which were of extremely high quality and very impressive. There were many items on display that were completely unknown to me, some unique and unusual items including a display showing the procedure in making a delicious old-time bread made out of the root of the Bay Rush plant which is still baked in some homes today. All Cherokees old-timers who used to keep field have either passed on or are now too old to keep up with the long hours and hard work it takes to tend a field. But even if you are only a backyard gardener and missed this show, you will want to mark your calendar to be sure to catch it when they have it next year. It would be well worth your time for it was a good example of the many and different things we can grow for ourselves. One thing any good gardener will tell you is, There is a real feeling of pride and accomplishment seeing something you have planted produce food for your own table and maybe some to give away. After all, we live on the isles of perpetual June and definitely have a longer growing period than much of the rest of the world. Our soil may appear inadequate. However, with just a little fertilizer and some encouragement we can grow almost anything and we should be taking advantage of it.Valentines TeaRev. Carla Culmer of Epworth Methodist Chapel hosted her seventh annual ladies tea party on February 13th in honor of Valentines Day. Each year a china teacup is awarded to a lucky winner and this years recipient was Ms. Millie Russell. Our ladies (and probably many from other communities as well) are constantly called on at the various public functions to help out or cook for a special event. This tea party is the one time in Cherokee each year that the only thing that is asked of them is that they come, be waited on and enjoy themselves. Most women and mothers, in particular, are so busy with their daily chores of cooking, cleaning and waiting on their families that they seldom get a chance to do nothing at all or ever do something just for themselves. That is exactly why our tea party is so special. It seems to accomplish this and each year it gets better and better. I believe everyone enjoyed themselves and we hope they got a chance to relax and let themselves be pampered for a change.Mosquito CheckWe were told by the mosquito patrol that they received several complaints about the fogging that was being carried out in our community to control the mosquito population. Therefore, they are in the process of trying to find an alternative solution. One of their representatives visited our settlement recently to inspect for standing water or other places where the culprits could breed. Let us hope that they will be able to come up with a solution to our pesky pest problem and still protect our environment. If not, I for one hope they will resume the fogging. After all, they are the professionals and are certainly not going to use anything that would harm humans, pets or plant life regardless of what some may think. South Abaco News Please see South Page 30

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March 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 5 RONNIE BUTLER IS COMING!PRESENTED BY ABACO PA THFINDERS, A SCHOLARSHIP ORGANISATIONRonnie By DayApril 6th 3 pm 5:30 pm Boat Harbour Boat Harbour Boat Harbour Boat Harbour Boat HarbourAdmissionShow your Pathfinder Raffle Ticket Info available at raffle@abacopathfinders.org or Abaco Inn (242) 366-0133 Ronnie By NightApril 6th 8 pm 10 pm Abaco InnAbaco Inn Abaco InnAbaco Inn Abaco InnAdmission$40 In Advance $50 At The Door Proceeds to benefit Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship Fund Drawing to be:3:30 pm Golf Cart4:30 pm Truck 5:30 pm BoatCOME SEE OUR VERY OWN BAHAMIAN ARTIST AT HIS BEST!Tickets On Sale:MARSH HARBOUR BOAT HARBOUR BELLEVUE OFFICE DEPOT ALBURYS TRUCKING INSURANCE MANAGEMENT PINEWOODS NURSERYTREASURE CAY ANNE ALBURYGUANA CAY NIPPERS GREEN TURTLE CAY GREEN TURTLE CLUBHOPE TOWN HARBOURS EDGE SEA SPRAYRESORT ABACO INN HOPE TOWN HARBOUR LODGE FROGGIES SHERLOCKLUBBERS QUARTERS CRACKER PS$20.00 Poolside BBQ

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Page 6 The Abaconian Marsh 1st, 2002 bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICEICE ICEICE ICE RENTRENT RENTRENT RENT ALAL ALAL AL BIKESBIKES BIKESBIKES BIKES 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 /TT6 1 Tf -0.0105 Tc -0.0676 Tw 12.2 0 0 12.2 52.56 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 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 SUZUKIGreat Guana CayBy Emily BethelBirthday GreetingsHappy 86th bBirthday to Mr. McIntosh! A long-time winter resident of Guana, Mr. Mac, as the residents call him, has been coming to Guana Cay for over 30 years. His first time to Abaco was to visit Hope Town but then he discovered Guana Cay and fell in love with the island and the people. It didnt take him long to purchase a house on the front street right to the water where he could have his boat. He has sailed most of his life and still enjoys it to the fullest. On February 8th Mr. Mac celebrated his 86th birthday on Guana Cay and a party was given in a big celebration for him. Long time friends and newly met friends all had a great time of food and fun. Old memories which are so special were spoken of and lots of laughter of new memories were brought together in a special way. May you enjoy many more birthdays, Mr. Mac.Coming SoonOrchid Bay Marina is going along with their plans and adding a restaurant which will open in May and will be open to the public with lunch and dinner. A continental breakfast will be served only to the marina guests. The restaurant is being built on the point just east of the Orchid Bay Marina and will seat about 100 people inside and out. A pool has been added for the guests to enjoy while doing laundry or just wanting to get off the boat and do some reading, sunbathing or meet other boaters.SurfingTwo young fellows from Guana Cay will be leaving on February 17 to go to Venezuela to compete in a surfing competition. Blake Sands, 17 years old, and Joshua Sands, 14 years old will be going along with Timmy Albury and others from Hope Town. These fellows have enjoyed surfing here on Abaco. This will be a great experience for Blake and Joshua as they have never been anywhere else to surf. They will fly to Miami, then on to Venezuela. They plan to be gone for one week. Reports of their trip will be put in at a later date after they arrive back home.A Special Valentines DinnerHow many of you enjoyed a Valentine dinner on February 14? Seaside Village held a Valentine dinner for those people who enjoy taking their husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend to celebrate a night decorated with red and white. Their menu included surf and turf night starting with coconut shrimp. Um, um, good! On February 15 Dolphin Beach Resort held their Valentine dinner at the Mermaid Cafe. Their menu included a four course meal. What a meal! For all you persons who met or exchanged wedding vows on Valentines Day, its truly a special day to remember, being a special day of love when Love Is in the Air! Valentines Day seems to be a special time when husband, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, even now-a-days parents and children remember each other with beautiful baskets of assorted items or beautiful baskets of flowers and dozens of roses are given. The morning of Valentines Day there was a golf cart filled with beautiful baskets being delivered to many of the wives and girlfriends on Guana. What a pretty sight with all the heart shaped balloons, red ribbons and beautiful teddy bears. It reminded some men that they had to do something about it before it got any later. So it was a good thing that that golf cart made an early start to do their delivery! David and Pam Yarbrough have been the managers of Orchid Bay Marina for the past three years and have decided to move on. They have seen changes on Guana Cay since their time here. David was on Guana just a few months when Hurricane Floyd brought much damage to the island. He and the owners of Orchid Bay helped to bring in supplies for the locals and were a part of all the clean up. Pam helped with the Guana Rescue Team so they both helped in our community. Bye and maybe they will be back for a visit sometime.Fire and Rescue Celebrates Three YearsFrom the Guana Fire and Rescue Team Guana Fire and Rescue Team celebrated their third anniversary on January 16, 2002, as a non-profit organization. On that date a few people got together who felt that there was a need to help people in emergency situations here on the island. As of now there are eleven active members and the rescue team is always learning and getting more equipment as time goes on. Equipment in stock for fire and medical problems includes a fire pump and hoses, oxygen, stretchers, splints, bandages, etc. The money raised for these supplies is by bake sales, dinner nights, cookbooks and tee shirts. All funds are raised by the local people of Guana Gay and visiting tourists. Your help has been greatly appreciated. Without the support of all the Guana Cay community, Guana Fire and Rescue would not be in service as it is today. We are all very grateful to everyone who has so generously supported us over the past three years. Thanks also for the help from Doctors Boyce, Binard and Lundy over this period of time. This couldnt be done without you and all your support.Hope TownAmbassador Visits Hope TownBy Stephanie Humblestone Hope Towns large American sector received a visit on February 13 from Mr. J. Richard Blankenship, the Ambassador of the United States to the Bahamas. In a talk to over one hundred U.S. citizens gathered in the St. James Methodist Church, Mr. Blankenship stressed that this was a visit to familiarise himself with Americans living in The Bahamas. He reminded his fellow nationals that they are guests in The Bahamas News of the CaysMr. McIntosh of Guana Cay Please see Cays Page 7

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March 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 7 PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODS NURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Plants Gift Items Silk Flowers Baskets Pet Supplies Fish Garden Tools Fertilizers Soils MulchMON FRI 9 5 SAT 9 2 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh Harbour 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 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 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 CO Our new GYM is NOW OPEN2000 sq. ft of airconditioned comfort Includes 550 sq. ft. aerobic & yoga floor Yoga classes Free weights Strength stationsMake 2002 your year to get fit.Treat yourself or someone you love to a membership only $65 per monthInclusive of all classes Instructor-led classes Cardio-vascular unitsOpen 6 Days a Week Closed Sunday Mon Fri 6 am 8 pm Saturday 6 am 2 pmAttain personal health and fitness goals with our staff & instructors Experienced staff and instructorsCall 367-5939 Today Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour and as such they needed to display respect and adhere to the rules of the country. After a short talk Ambassador opened the meeting to questions. Some such as hunting and fishing regulations pertained solely to the laws of the Bahamas. Others like the repatriation of U.S. funds by Americans with rental home income the Ambassador commented on. High on the concern list was the lack of security at the Marsh Harbour airport. The Ambassador explained that as large jets do not fly from Abaco the airport is viewed as relatively low risk. Thus plans for a pre-clearance area are not underway. On the subject of airlines, a query arose as to why Continental Airlines no longer accept to transport dogs. Local dog lovers have been trying to seek adoption homes for Abacos many stray potcakes. The reply to this was that the matter should be taken up directly with the airline. It was an issue perhaps close to home as Ambassador Blankenship is married to a veterinarian. One significant question was related to the function of the U.S. Coast Guard in relation to The Bahamas. The Ambassador explained that presently the focus is on homeland security and all forces are being deployed in this area. Ambassador Blankenship did not overlook the ongoing problem of drug trafficking through The Bahamas and pledged to initiate and assist control and intervention measures. If nothing else, it was a display of patriotism and a small coming together of the U.S. and the Bahamas. This was demonstrated at the end of the meeting when the Ambassador and his entourage left the church in a golf cart bearing the respective flags of the two More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 6 countries. In December of last year Ambassador Blankenship was appointed to his present post. In October 2000 he was appointed by the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives to the State of Florida Transportation Outreach program.Sailing School OpensHope Town has its first sailing school. Bahamian Matthew McCoy, who recently relocated to Abaco from Miami, has opened his own sailing school called Castle Harbour. It is associated with the sailing school of the same name in Florida. Matthew is located at Club Soleil where he has an Enson 23 and a couple of smaller craft for children. He is offering a course in sailing which generally take 20 hours. It meets U.S. sailing certification standards and includes all aspects of sailing including points of sail, safety and emergency measures. Students get the basics, said Matthew, who expects to introduce more advanced courses later on. I would like to do cruising courses, said Matthew, who had his first student on February 14. He also expects to work with Please see Cays Page 26 Two student reporters for The Abaconian Tia Knowles on the left and Ashley Sands, middle, converse with Ambassador Richard Blankenship outside the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum in Hope Town. They were in Hope Town on assignment to get material for news stories.

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Page 8 The Abaconian Marsh 1st, 2002 The Editor Says Tight Budgets Require Creative SolutionsAll 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: Emily Bethel, Marc Binard, Rhonda Claridge, Pat Elkins, Sandra Evans, Kathleen Frederick, Tia Knowles, Lee Pinder, Ashley Sands, Daryl Sawyer, Bill and Salli Ann Schiffmacher, Rebecca Valrejean and Don Van Beck 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 monthlySubscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Generally Speaking . Outside the LinesDavid RalphBy Timothy Roberts Yes, I know there has probably been more than enough said in recent months about the road painting deal. However, I find there is still much to be said. I hope to bring yet another view on this situation different than those already stated. As I make my way about town, I cannot help notice, and yes, get irked as I watch motorists making their way down our roads with (by reason of the new lines painted on the road) one side on and one side off or over the left line. Why are you irked? you may ask. Well, not that I am completely innocent or that the rest of the civilized world is much better, but it sends me a message. It is not a new message. I have, after all, lived in Nassau for over fifteen years, but it is a message that continues to ring louder and clearer as time passes. Here it is. Our taxpayer dollars have been spent wisely or unwisely is of no concern to me for the sake of this article to put lines on our roads. According to our traffic laws these lines have significance in keeping order to road traffic. The laws concerning these lines are all in the book we get to study for our drivers licence so they should not be unfamiliar, or totally unknown. They are there and they do have import. What it seems that the general driving public is saying (which is not an uncommon message in other areas of public life), We have no respect and/or We do not care about these laws. There is an attitude that there really is no need to follow the rules if you dont want to. I do not claim to be innocent of bending or breaking these same laws. However, as I can consciously help it, I try to stay within the lines, both figuratively and literally. True, this may, in fact, be small tings, a small point of the law. Yet it is not so much the infraction but the attitude that concerns me. It all points to respect for the law and the authorities who enforce the law. Unfortunately, due to problems on both sides the police, etc., being on one side and Bahamian citizens being the other there has been a cultivating of this attitude, which in no way justifies it, but begins to explain it. Many other causes can be found at the root of this problem, more than can be covered in one article, things like the break down of the family, the decreasing effectiveness of the church, etc. When there is a lack of respect for authority, society begins to deteriorate. Should the disposition be left unchecked, crimes will increase in number and severity. This paints a bleak picture of the future. Now, now, you may say, isnt that a bit over dramatic? Just because we dont follow the lines in the road or the traffic laws doesnt mean we are all going to end up criminals! The point I make is not about the breaking of a few simple, minor laws. It is, rather, about the apparent attitude. There was a chief of police in the New York area a few years back who, at arriving at his new position, made it his point to clean up a rather bad neighborhood. He had very good success, and it was all because he prosecuted the small laws constantly such as littering, loitering, petty vandalism, etc. When people became conscious and respectful of the small laws and began to keep them, they found a new respect for the law in general. The citizens of that neighborhood began to assist police with the bigger crimes, and the neighborhood became a safer and nicer place to live. There is much improvement needed in our following the laws of the land. While there is not abundant lawlessness abounding in the streets of Abaco, if we do nothing to curb the attitude, if we lose respect for our laws, then there will be a day when it may become that bad. It is within our power to stop it. So as you drive down the road this week and you feel yourself wanting to drive outside the lines, consider the consequences to Abaco and the Bahamas. By Isobel ShermanReadingFor the past few weeks a few people have approached me and told me that they agree with what I wrote about reading a few issues ago. Mr. Al Cooper told me that reading is essential for anyone to do anything in life. It is the foundation according to Mr. Cooper and I heartily agree with him. As I listened at a workshop for poll workers working during the referendum election, again the ability to read was brought home in two ways. First, for the person voting who cannot read there is a procedure so the voter can vote. The fact is that the ballot will have two symbols: the star for yes and the airplane for no The ballot will also have the words yes and no I wonder how many voters will be voting by symbols? I will never be able to know that but I know, as sad as it sounds, if some of our under 18 young people were voting, they would be voting by symbols. Sad and totally out of order but true. Not a day goes by when a student doesnt tell me, Mrs Sherman, the answer is not here in our notes or in the textbook. I have to say yes it is and actually read it to them from their notes or from the text. We need good reading programs and excellent incentives for our older students to want to learn to read and more importantly to comprehend what they are reading. They have slipped through the system. When we have accomplished that, we can then move them on to transferring knowledge and thinking real thinking. My number one critic is Patrick Bethel and I always listen to him. However, when he approached me at the farm exhibit and told me he was impressed with what I wrote about reading, I was a little surprised. Later that week another man approached me and told me no one can go anywhere in life without being able to read. Once again the NBA Read To Achieve was highlighted during All Star weekend. Obviously, if you are reading this, you can read but do you know how many persons, esPlease see Sherman Page 31 Local Government committees and councils are finalizing their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1st. Government treasury revenues are down somewhat and it is expected that allocations to local government will not be generous. All government departments, which included our Local Government, experienced a two percent cut in their budgets last fall. This was a direct result of the September 11 terrorism incident. Revenues are slowly increasing but have not returned to pre-September levels. Central Abaco, which has the largest Family Island budget of $1 million, is asking for slightly more than last year with a minor increase for garbage and park maintenance. The district is growing rapidly and local government is hard pressed to maintain the area with the funds allocated. As the population expands, as businesses grow, as traffic increases, as school populations increase, as our visitor rate increases, the corresponding need to service these interests also grows. As the need increases and the funds remain constant or perhaps decrease, Council members must either scale back programs or find creative ways to continue. Abaco has the fastest growing population in The Bahamas and is acknowledged to have an expanding economy. Expansion means more services which central and local government must address. Some of our communities have organized separate town welfare committees working on town projects outside the scope of Local Government. The advantage is that these groups can raise money and spend it for the community good without following governmental rules. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department is an excellent example of a focused community welfare group and there are many others. This may present opportunities for a combination of self help groups and town committee participation, something on the order of you buy the materials and well provide the labour. The next election for town committees will be in June and they will take office in July. They will form new Councils and operate within the budget granted from the figures now being prepared. Whether the amount will be less, the same or more than presently received will not be known until late June or early July. The next local government team may be newcomers who are untutored in the process or may include some present members who can lend continuity to the system. One million dollars may seem at first glance to be a large amount for the maintenance of the Marsh Harbour area. (The greater Marsh Harbour area includes Spring City, Dundas Town and Murphy Town.) However, on closer scrutiny nearly all the money goes for salaries and fixed maintenance contracts. Salaries go to janitresses and maintenance staff at schools and public buildings. Road and verge maintenance is by contract but in most respects is similar to monthly wages. These are two obvious examples of routine expenses. Once the new budget allowance is known in early summer, councillors all over Abaco will begin work to adapt it to their needs. Perhaps it will match last years and the task will not be too difficult. It may be less and there will be some tough decisions to be made. All of them must ensure that value is received for the money spent. Money is allocated for school maintenance throughout the year but that total is an educated guess. Vandalism and storms can alter the requirements drastically. Even normal wear and tear is hard to predict on a 15year-old building with 500 transient occupants. Preparation for the schools opening day in September presents another problem. The quiet summer months are the ideal time to catch up on maintenance. However, this year it is complicated by two factors: 1) the new local government personnel are learning their roles and 2) the budget funds to pay for the maintenance have not yet started to flow. The money usually comes in late August just as the facilities should be ready for the students. One neglected area in Central Abaco and perhaps other areas is in providing recreational facilities for children, young adults and families. Central Abaco badly needs a waterfront park area for weekend, holiday and special event use. This is not the type of thing to get Councils attention. Perhaps central government has a larger role to play in this process. Even then, Councils should push the process along. Marsh Harbours Crossing Beach is the closest thing to fill this need but it is woefully inadequate. An event can choke up the roadway to the point where Eastern Shore residents cannot get through without a police presence to keep the road clear. Even without an event, 100 cars may be normally parked there by commuters traveling by ferry to and from the cays. Taxis are lined up waiting for the next ferry, further confusing the area. Ball fields and basketball courts fill the need for some persons who want organized sports but we badly need larger family oriented park facilities. If a tight budget is returned, all affected Councils will have to look the numbers over carefully and make some thoughtful decisions. Each program will have to be fully justified and on the surface supporters will claim they cannot proceed without its full allocation. But, if the budged is reduced as expected, some hard decisions will be required. We need to encourage our elected representatives to look at our communities in new ways to develop different approaches which are more efficient. There are always ways to economize but still have well maintained communities. We need to be more creative in our analysis of situations. It can be helpful for committee members meet with people from other communities to see how they have solved problems.

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March 1st, 2002 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 Phone: 367-2326 Marsh HarbourEnjoy the Performance!Visit our Locationacross fromStandard HardwareFulfill Manifestos 1 and 2Dear Editor, Election time is near again and the FNM government is proposing another Manifesto #3. I have a better idea. We do not need another manifesto. Lets finish up 1 and 2. Here are a few examples: Water to the cays Cable television. There is no cable television at the south and north ends of Elbow Cay and Man-O-War Cays Roads that dont have pot holes like Elbow Cay Prime Minister can serve only two terms Electricity the same price throughout all Bahamas New airport in Marsh Harbour, not speculation Sell Batelco, Bahamas Electricity Corporation and Bahamasair Give back to the community some of (our) taxes Mr. Prime Minister, if you win the next election, can you see if the government and the opposition can act like civil men and women in the House of Assembly. A concerned citizenComments on New Administration BuildingDear Editor, Mighty impressive! The artists renderings of the governments new Administration Building (in The Abaconian Feb l5 ) to be built on Forest Drive and Crockett Drive. Wow! It looks as though its destined to be the biggest and most expensive building in all of Abaco. The civil servants should be happy in their beautiful offices with commanding views to gaze at. The Administrative Building promises to be way prettier than the airports promised metal building that the government has been planning for the last ten years. Hopefully, this new building will replace Marsh Harbours only landmark, the traffic light (now missing). The good news is that the building may be built before that light is replaced. I really thought that the government had neglected Abaco until I saw that picture but they are using advanced thinking by providing a day care facility bet it even has a lounge, cafeteria and daybeds! A pity, though, because of its location I doubt that our tourists will get to see it. But I can understand governments thinking . due to this facility there will be fewer cars in town and therefore, we wont have to waste money on building any sidewalks. It will also be nice for our important dignitaries like the Magistrate, the Commissioners Office, National Insurance, Social Services, Labor Board, Immigration, etc. But it will not be of much use to the half of Abaco represented by District Councils of North Abaco, South Abaco and Hope Town as they are too far away to enjoy it. Hopefully, I wont use it much either but I guess I might need to buy a stamp or maybe pick up unemployment payments or if an employee reports me for unfair dismissal. In the least, it will be a great last stop for anyone going off to jail. Truly, all of Abaco should be amazed. March on, BahamalandSpray Program Is SuccessfulTo the Editor: Sometimes its not what you say but how you say it. In the February 1 edition of The Amaconian and in response to an article describing the October Project Potcake spay neuter clinic, Isobel Sherman reported that some people dont think most dogs including strays had been spayed or neutered in the Marsh Harbour area. She also stated that there are stray dogs and puppies all over Spring City and that there are strays and puppies in parts of Dundas Town. A timely response is in order. Project Potcake began three years ago, in an effort to reduce to manageable levels the unconscionable number of unhealthy, starving, stray, roaming and feral Potcakes in the Marsh Harbour area. Project Potcake tries in every way possible to fix reproductive Potcakes at no cost to the owner but at great cost to both Abaco Animal Require Friends and Spay and Neuter Incentive Program so that unwanted dogs and cats are no longer born to die. We door-to-door canvas entire communities. We willingly capture dogs rarely if ever touched before by human hand. We transport these animals to and from veterinary clinics. Each clinic is highly publicized via newspaper, radio, flyer and word of mouth advertising. We also provide a cash incentive for every dog released to us to maximize community awareness and participation. Since 1999 Project Potcake has spayed or neutered more than 900 animals; the majority were females who would still be out there having puppies were it not for Project Potcake. Eliminating Potcakes from Abaco was never our intention. Our goal is not eradication. The last thing we want is to make Potcakes extinct. Rather, what we set out to do and what we have done is significantly reduce their number. We are pruning the orchard, so to speak. Before Project Potcake began we observed an average of one dog per day dead or dying on the road because it was knocked down by a vehicle. Astounding! Heartbreaking! Shameful! Now that number stands at four per month. In 1999 we could always expect to see approximately 50 dogs on each of three major roads running through Dundas Town and Murphy Town. Now there are 15 to 20. Of this number, about 75 percent are fixed. How do we know? We recognize many of the dogs. If its a male, a quick glance in the right direction tells the tale. But the easiest way to spot a Project Potcake dog is the way it looks. Spayed or neutered dogs are bigger, healthier looking and livelier. When youre hungry, full of parasites and spend half your time searching for food and the other half chasing or being chased by the opposite sex youre worn out. We also noted the number of dogs which appeared unthrifty, a term that means staggering, covered with mange or skin and bones. Before the program began, three out of four Potcakes fit this description. Now its closer to one in 10. There are still reproductive females and puppies in Murphy Town and Dundas Town. Some females we cannot catch. Despite our efforts, there also are at least three houses in Murphy Town and Dundas Town where Potcake puppies can always be found. Why? Because these residents tell us they like puppies and do not want their female dogs fixed. Unfortunately, cuddly puppies soon grown up. By the time theyre several months old, they begin to wander and mature and, within another three or four months, nature forces them to begin the endless reproductive cycle all over again. The best way to further reduce these pockets of unwanted and stray (??) Potcakes is for people to convince their friends, family members and neighbors that spaying and neutering is the most effective way to prevent future litters. More than 100 years of obserPlease see Letters Page 27

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Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNext to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomons Abaco 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 Fire Breaks OutBy 10th Graders Tia Knowles and Ashley Sands A fire broke out on February 12th in Marsh Harbour. The house which caught fire was uninhabited and was soon to be bulldozed to make room for the new road to Forest Drive from the new government dock. The house was formerly owned by Mr. James Wallace. The call came to Mr. John Hall of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department at approximately 9.45 a.m. Fire engines arrived on the scene at approximately 9.50 a.m. Mr. Claude Sawyer and Mr. Shane Sands of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department were first at the scene. There is no knowledge to whether the fire was intentionally lit. This seems likely as there was no electricity in the house. There were ten fire fighters and three trucks working to keep the blaze under control as they allowed the fire to burn the house down to its foundation. No one was hurt in this fire.FNM Headquarters OpensBy Isobel Sherman The Free National Movement had a soft opening of their new headquarters in Marsh Harbour on February 8. The headquarters is located in Abaco Shopping Centre where National Marine used to be. Kim Roberts will be there daily from 9 to 5. The phone number is 367-5936. Leader Elect of the FNM party Tommy Turnquest will officially open the headquarters in a few weeks.Referendum PreparationBy Isobel Sherman Island Administrator Everette Hart held two meetings with the presiding officers for the February 27 election on the proposed referendums to the Constitution. The second meeting involved poll workers from all polls on Abaco except Moores Island. The second meeting was held on February 22. Between the 22nd and the 26th individual presiding officers will have meetings with their workers.Valentines DayBy Stephanie Humblestone Valentines Day kept the staff at the three local nurseries and florists in Marsh Harbour on their toes with orders and deliveries on February 14. Buds and Blooms in Memorial Plaza specialised in displays and was as busy as other years. Gardeners Eden said their most popular presentation this year was the half a dozen red roses in a vase while Pinewoods Nursery Found the pretty little red rose bushes popular. On Valentines Day the shops sold out of all the teddy bears which they described as a hot number and most of the candy, balloon and mug gift baskets had been sold. Although February 14 is celebrated as a lovers holiday with the giving of flowers, candies and other gifts, it now extended to include many family members and special friends.Reef Ball Promises a Great TimeBy Alice Bain The second annual Reef Ball sponsored by Friends of the Environment will be held on March 2nd this year at the Abaco Beach Resort Pavilion. Modern Vintage will once again be playing the best live dance hits anywhere in The Bahamas, and the party promises to rival last years memorable extravaganza. Abaco Beach Resort will be providing buffet-style food included in the price of the ticket and a cash bar. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. Dont miss the best excuse to Please see Central Page 30 Central Abaco NewsThe home of Bill and Louise Swain in Murphy Town was completely engulfed by fire on February 23 by the time the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department got to the scene. Three trucks with firemen from Marsh Harbour and Dundas Town responded. The Swains were out of town at the time of the fire. Remember Register to Vote

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March 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 11 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 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"TT 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 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 On January 19th David Morley, President of the Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA), visited Marsh Harbour to assist local realtors in the establishment of an Abaco Chapter of BREA. A local chapter will give brokers and agents a vehicle through which to discuss issues which face this fastgrowing industry on Abaco. It will also give the local real estate market greater stature and lead to more effective cooperation and communication between realtors on Abaco and throughout the nation. Under the auspices of the Abaco Chapter, for the first time, Abaco realtors will have a seat on the Board of Directors of the national organization and thus a voice in the overall direction of the industry in the Bahamas. It is hoped that this new organization will stimulate area realtors to take advantage of the many educational programs which will be offered by BREA and thus enable the local agents to achieve higher levels professionalism. The meeting, which took place at the Jib Room, attracted seventeen area realtors Chad Sawyer, Elaine Thompson and Jessica Pinder of Abaco Real Estate; Kathleen Albury and June Russell of Bahamas Realty; Derek Lee, Linda Stewart, Chris Plummer and John Cash of H.G. Christie; Brent Cartwright, Chris Farrington and Mailin Sands of Coldwell-Banker; Leslie Pinder and Sharon Pinder of Damianos Realty; Sandra Evans of Sandra Evans Real Estate Sales; Kathy Bethel of Ocean Blue Properties and Marcellus Roberts of Treasure Cay Real Estate. Officers and Directors of the Chapter were elected. Derek Lee will serve as Chairman with Anne Albury as Deputy Chairman, Sharon Pinder as Secretary and Kathleen Albury as Treasurer. Brent Cartwright, Kathleen Bethel and Chad Sawyer will serve as Directors. Members of the newly organized BREA Abaco Branch feel that there are many benefits to forming an organized group. It is under the unbrella of the Bahamas Real Estate Association. Present for the February 19 meeting were, in the front row l. to r., Kathleen Bethell, Linda Stewart, Sandra Evans, President of the BREA in Nassau David Morley, Elaine Thompson, Sharon Pinder, Mailin Sands and Chris Plummer. Standing behind are, l. to r., Chris Farrington, Marcellus Roberts, Brent Cartwright, Chad Sawyer, Derek Lee, Leslie Pinder, June Russell, Kerry Sullivan, Kathleen Albury and Jessica Pinder.Abaco Realtors Form BREA Chapter Renown artist Alton Lowe of Green Turtle Cay will hold his annual one-man art exhibition in Nassau on March 16 through March 20. The exhibition will be open to the public daily. The mood of this years show will be the peace and harmony of the Out Islands and an islanders every day life. Mr. Lowes long time dedication to preservation is apparent throughout his exhibition from his depictions of nature to his lifelike scenes of people involved in traditional work and play. Scenes of Abaco, Harbour Island and Nassau reflect Mr. Lowes long time interest in the Bahamas colonial past. The show will be completed with paintings of flowers and village homes. Artist Celebrates with One-Man Show

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Page 12 The Abaconian Marsh 1st, 2002 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 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 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 SOUVENIRSReproductive Health Program Is in PlaceBy Anita Rolle The Ministry of Education has implemented an Adolescent Reproductive Health Education program for Abaco. The purpose of the program is to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases among teenagers. The program places special emphasis on adolescents and the individuals who influence them most such as their peers, teachers, community leaders and parents. Co-ordinating the program is trained educator Sandy Walker of Crossing Rocks. She has received formal training for the program through the Bahamas Family Planning Association and is continuously upgrading. Ms. Walker has formerly taught at the Crossing Rock School. The office of the program is situated at the Learning Resources Center in the old Marsh Harbour Primary School building and is open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Individuals are welcomed to stop in at the office. Workshops and seminars are held throughout the island on a regular basis and are usually open to the general public. On completion of each workshop participants receive Peer Leader certificates.Spelling Bee Is HeldBy Anita Rolle The 3rd grade Abaco District Spelling Bee held on February 15th proved to be a raving success as contestants exhausted the seen spelling list at round twenty! Pronouncer Cindy Armbrister then had to move on to an unseen list which took the competition for yet another few rounds! Ms. Felamease Sawyer of the Ministry of Education began the competition by giving the students a pep talk, informing them that they are already winners just for getting this far. In the end Charo Williams of the Treasure Cay Primary School emerged victorious overall. Placing second was Heather Sawyer of Amy Roberts Primary School in Green Turtle Cay, and third place went to Aricko Simmons of Fox Town Primary School. Twenty students competed, representating ten schools from Abaco. Schools competing included St. Frances de Sales, Moores Island All Age School, Amy Roberts Primary School, S.C. Bootle High School, Forest Heights Academy, Long Bay School, Agape Christian School, Central Abaco Primary School, Treasure Cay Primary School, and the Fox Town Primary School.Forest HeightsItalian Night Is a SuccessBy Daryl Sawyer, Grade 12 The night of January 25 was filled with Italian food, music and fun at Forest Heights Academy. Everything in sight from the tablecloths to the miniature flags encompassing the whole room was beautifully decorated with the colours of Italy. It was held under the open air auditorium with some of the PTA members helping inside the snack shack, serving dinners of lasagna and spaghetti. The food was prepared by parents from all over Abaco and was graciously served by waiters and waitresses who were all students of the school. After the main part of the meal great desserts topped off the evening. But the night wasnt only about the food; there were games and music as well. Some of the games planned for the evening were an Italian accent competition and a Marsh Harbour business logo guessing game. It was an enjoyable fund raiser for the PTA and a precursor to the March 16th Steak Out and Raffle.Choir Gives ConcertOn the morning of January 30 the students were treated to a surprise visit by the Princeton A Capella Choir. Accompanied only by the fluttering of the Italian flags still flying, the group of eleven talented young men and women hit all the right chords as they sang contemporary music ranging from U2 to Billy Joel. The students were so enthralled by the entertainment that they had a hard time resisting singing and clapping along with the choir. It was a mutual feeling as the choir felt that the youthful audience responded with great appreciation. Singing for their supper the group found the warmest of welcomes when as usual, families all over Abaco opened their doors to strangers. This cultural exchange was a great pleasure to all on Abaco and a visit to warm the Choirs hearts as they returned to their frigid home at Princeton University.S.C. Bootle High SchoolBy Rebecca Valrejean The students of S.C.Bootle have just launched a student industry program conceived and sponsored by the art department on campus. The concept involves teaching student skills that will allow them to be employable by the time they graduate from the high school. Jewelry making, ceramics, sculpture, drawing and painting as well as production in candle and commercial soap making are some of the options in the progress of being installed in the program. They even have plans to build a small bronze foundry. At present the products available through the program are t-shirts printed with the drawings and paintings of the students along with Junkanoo kites sporting the colors of the Bahamian flag in their tails. Since the classroom is conducted as a professional artist studio, they have chosen to name their operation Studio One. This may be the first program of its kind on a high school level in The Bahamas. The students not only learn to draw and paint but also how to market their artwork. They are presently involved in building a website to display their work on the net. The general public will be able to view their work during the S.C.Bootle School Fair coming up on March 23rd. Both students and the administration have committed themselves to the task of raising funds for the purpose of re-paving the quadrangle on the campus, and possibly, in the future, to raising a roof over the same. Grades 10 through 12 recently toured the Abaco Beach Resort art show where their work was enthusiastically shared and received by the exhibiting artists. School News Please see School Page 13 Stop in and see our fine selection of Wines, Spirits & BeersOpen Monday Saturday 9 am 6 pmPh: 367-2180 Fax: 367-5241 2 New Locations Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure Cay

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March 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 13 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) 367-3219Central Abaco Primary SchoolGeneral PTA Meeting Is HeldBy Anita Rolle A general PTA meeting was held on February 12 at the Central Abaco Primary School. Items of discussion included fund raising ideas, mid-term break and registration for the next school term. An Environment Enhancing Committee has been established at the school and plans are underway for the development of the area at the front of the school compound. Election of Officers for the year was also held. The new slate of officers is as follows: President, Mr. Quentin Bastian; Vice-President, Ms. Maryann Dixon; Treasurer, Mr. Cleophas Cooper; Secretary, Ms. Anita Rolle; Assistant Secretary, Ms. Sandy Bootle; Chaplain, Pastor Keith Russell. The school is appealing to all parents of the school to become more active in the PTA as there are big plans for the future of Central Abaco Primary School and each parents assistance is necessary in bringing theses plans to fruition. Also in attendance at the meeting was Mrs. Valerie Whylly, the newly appointed Speech Pathologist to Abaco.Abaco Central High SchoolMarlins Win First GameBy Isobel Sherman Basketball teams from Abaco Central and S.C. Bootle High School will be traveled to Nassau on February 21 to participate at the Hugh Campbell Basketball Tournament. S.C. Bootle High played in Pool 3 and Abaco Central played in pool 4. In their first game playing in Pool 4 the Abaco Central team, the Marlins, defeated Alpha Omega from Freeport by a score of 30-35. Marlins coach Kevin Rolle told Phil Smith of ZNS sports that the Marlin team had too many turnovers which he hoped would be corrected in their next game. The Abaco Central team traveled to Nassau with coach Kevin Rolle and assistant coach Charles Poitier. The boys had to raise the money to go to the tournament themselves, a cost of $250 per team member.International DayThe third Annual International Food Day will be celebrated at Abaco Central High School on March 15. Once celebrated as Commonwealth Day, it was decided to include countries that were not members of the Commonwealth. The day will start with a parade of nations followed by a special assembly and then exhibits from each country will open. Food from each country will be for sale as well as items on display indigenous to each country. Countries which will be represented will be The Bahamas, United States, France, Great Britain, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Argentina. All residents and tourists in Abaco are invited.Is the Grass Green?Everyone was happy to see sod put on the quadrangle at Abaco Central High School. We were told that this was a special sod used on golf courses so it could take the wear and tear of approximately 500 pairs of feet walking on it many times during the day. Let me say that the only place which needs More School News Laines Kurls & KutsA Unisex SalonMatrix, Paul Mitchell and Nexus 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 Plaza SchoolFrom Page 12 This painting of a Cardinal Soldierfish was done by Fetty Anastin, a 12th grade student at S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town. The students are discovering how they can develop their talents and use them to make money. They have many ideas, several which are already proving to be successful. mowing is under the two picnic benches in the quadrangle. Sometimes it is hard to even see the grass and the daily wear and tear of all those feet has gotten to it. On mornings when the night draft has been very heavy, classrooms have a path of grass and dirt into their entrances as it sticks on the shoes and comes in with the students or teachers. Now I am sure this summer, if the grass survives, it will grow very high and be very green. Maybe someone will think to put down some patio stones to make paths to walk on in the quadrangle. After all, it is a known fact that the closest distance between two points is a straight line. Thus getting to various classes, the easiest and shortest way is walking across the quadrangle. Now do not think that we at Abaco Central are unappreciative of the grass because for once the dust problem has disappeared, forever, we hope, and also it is much better trampling down grass than walking on rocks.Scholarship Applications Are AvailableBy Isobel Sherman The new applications for the Bahamas Government Scholarship Loan Scheme are now available from the Scholarship Unit of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth. They are also available at the District Superintendents office in Dove Plaza. Deadline for the return is June 1, 2002. formerly Triple J Marine ElectronicsFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repairs of: Xantrex, Balmar and others SIMRADRaymarineF.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained TechnicianNow Located atop The Jib Room at Marsh Harbour MarinaTel: (242) 367-2163 Fax:(242)367-3388 e-mail: merlin@abacoinet.comMonitoring VHF CH16 Monday Friday 8am 5pm erlin sMarine Electronics

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Page 14 The Abaconian Marsh 1st, 2002 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 ABACO INNSAnnual Art Show LuncheonMarch 16th, 2002Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Jewellery, Woodwork, Pottery and Glassware all by Local Artists All participants must sign-up no later than March 1st, 2002 To Reserve A Spot!SPECIAL KIDDY CORNER BY THE WINNERS OF EACH GRADE ON ABACOFerries leave Marsh Harbour 10:30 am, 12:15 pm & 2:00 pm Ferries Return to Marsh Harbour 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm Reservations Required for lunch Seatings: 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm Call us for more Information VHF 16 or Phone 366-0133 Treasure Cay Yard SaleBy Bill and Salli Ann Schiffmacher The Annual Treasure Cay Yard Sale will be held on March 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is always a fun event, especially with all the local Bahamian dishes and bake goods available. Anyone is welcome to bring items to sell. Donated items to benefit the Rose Mary Roberts Library can be dropped off at the library or picked up by Jerry Roberts at 3658474. The Library will also host an Open House to show off the new addition. There will be books for sale, and a few unique silent auction items to bid on.Goal for Fire Engine Is MetBy Stephanie Humbelstone The Fire Engine Committee of North Abaco now has enough funds to purchase the long-awaited fire truck reported Mr. Ivan Ferguson, Administrator for North Abaco. We are grateful for the many sponsors and especially to corporate Marsh Harbour who gave willingly, said Mr Ferguson. Initially the fire truck will serve the whole of North Abaco from Treasure Cay to Little Abaco. As the area of coverage is extensive, a second truck will be purchased at a later date, one to cover Treasure Cay to Coopers Town and the second one to cover all settlements north of Coopers Town. Presently, the fire engine committee is searching for an appropriate vehicle. So far eight volunteers are in place. First Responder Sarone Kennedy conducted a First Responder Course in Treasure Cay last September. It is hoped that some of the participants will express an interest in manning the trucks. Plans for a new Administration complex in Coopers Town are well underway. Hopefully space for a fire station for the new fire engine will be factored into the new design. Administrator Ferguson has given support to fund raising efforts and has acted throughout in an advisory capacity to the Fire Engine Committee. Committee members are Chairman, Father McKenzie; Deputy Chairman, Everette Bootle; Treasurer, Eric Bootle; and Secretary, Nadine Rolle. North Abaco NewsThe Treasure Cay sewer plant has serious problems which are not being addressed according to some residents there. Some of the equipment is not operational. Shown above is one of the lift stations surrounded by a pool of raw sewage. At this time the Treasure Cay Resort is responsible for the water and the sewer systems. The Bahamas government expects to take it over at some point but no date has been set. Sheila Walker-Curtis, 35, passed away on January 23 in Freeport. Her funeral was held at St. Marks Baptist Church in Crossing Rocks on February 16. Officiating were Rev. Napoleon Roberts and Rev. Mervin Burrows. Interment was in the Crossing Rocks Public Cemetery. She is survived by her children Alexia Curtis, Alton Jr., Sirvanno and Sheldon Curtis; sisters Learleen Hepburn, Beulah and Sandy Walker and Ann Coakley; brothers Floyd, Charles, Chester and Douglas Walker; aunts Elease KcKinney, Effie Walker, Francina Russell and Myrtle Carroll; uncle Charles Carroll; sisters-in-law Carolyn, Mary and Yvonne Walker; brother-in-law Frank Hepburn; godfather Deacon Alexander Bain; godmother Mildred McKinney; nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends including the entire communities of Crossing Rocks and Sandy PointObituaries of Friends and Family

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March 1st, 2002 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 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 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* 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 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 Alice Bain Friends of the Environment held an open meeting on February 19th at Mangoes Restaurant in Marsh Harbour to gather together many people concerned with protecting our natural heritage. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Public Works, the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, the Bahamas National Trust and the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey were all represented along with various business people in the retail, agricultural and hospitality sectors. After a welcome from the president of Friends of the Environment, Lory Kenyon, attendees enjoyed a buffet lunch while listening to comments by Frank Kenyon, the Chairman of Friends of the Environment. Dr. Huntley Christie, Administrator in Training, delivered a speech in which he described his experience as a Superintendent for the Ministry of Education on Exuma. Exuma has one of the most developed environmental protection programs anywhere in the Bahamas, and Dr. Christie discussed some of the challenges and solutions that have been implemented there. Among other things, the government has stationed wardens around the Exuma Sea Park to ensure compliance of the laws there, and those areas are patrolled daily. Dr. Christie spoke about the importance of educating the youth and instilling in them a pride in the beauty of our natural surroundings. Following this, the vice president of Friends of the Environment, Erin LowePagliaro, talked about networking between all those interested in helping conserve the environment and discussed the proposed expansion of the Pelican Cays park to include the mangrove estuary at Snake Cay. The meeting concluded with the agreement that there were many more environmental projects that need discussion and implementation. Friends of the Environment has decided to hold a further, day-long session in the near future. A date for this will be announced as soon as it has been set. All persons interested in environmental preservation are invited to attend. Friends of the Environment, an educational conservation organization based in Hope Town, held a meeting in Marsh Harbour with many persons interested in preserving the environment. It was held at Mangoes Restaurant on February 19. Guest speaker was Dr. Huntley Christie, Administrator in training, who told the group of the conservation efforts on Exuma where he lived for many years.Meeting Discusses Environmental Concerns By Anita Rolle Speech therapy is a remedial process which uses a series of activities designed to meet specific needs. Therapy is advised if it is noticed any of the following: A childs communicating skills are not as intelligible as that of other children A childs verbal communication with others is not at an appropriate level If there is inadequate verbal content for a good exchange of ideas. It is advisable that children who have difficulty communicating effectively with others receive speech therapy. This could result from disorders of phonology, articulation, hearing, language, voice or fluency.What Is Speech Therapy and Who Needs It?

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Weve got more of what youre looking for! Common Sense Information The only way to safegaurd against insufficient funds at retirement is to put a little aside today. Being young simply means it will cost you less. The older you are, the more urgent the need to start today. Three Things no responsible caring adult should be without: (a)Adequate Insurance Protection (b)A Will (c)A Savings Account with a minimum of six months salary set aside. When was the last time you checked up on the policies of your senior citizen relative?Many seniors have policies written 20-60 years ago, for very small amounts of life and health protection; protection that is today inadequate.Do yourself a favour...Dont wait for sickness or death to discover how inadequate their protection is. Many can still qualify for additional protection. Know and understand basic Bahamian laws, and by-laws and rights that are available to you. (a)Labour Laws. (b)National Insurance Benefits and Rights (c)Property Tax Laws and Rights. (d)Understand your insurance contract, benefits and rights. CC CC C OLINAOLINA OLINAOLINA OLINATel: (242) 367-4391/3 Fax: (242) 367-4392INSURANCEOne block west of Barclays Bank in Marsh Harbour.Abaconians are eagerly looking forward to its 2002 Regatta and Homecoming festival schedule for September 19th thru 21st. So successful was last years regatta that committee members enthusiastically adopted the Lets Do It Again theme for this years native sloop sailing events. The All Abaco Regatta will take place off the Treasure Cay ferry dock. Organizers are busy tuning the plans for this years regatta which premises to be the Regatta of All Regattas According to Island Administrator, Mr. Everett Hart, this years regatta promises to be nothing short of spectacular featuring the islands finest dishes, outstanding performances and impressive sailing competition. The Treasure Cay ferry dock is expected to come alive with the sounds of goat skin drums and cowbells on Thursday, the opening night. A number of local and outside groups willPlans Are Underway for the All Abaco Regattaentertain the crowd throughout the regatta. As for sloop sailing, organizers agreed to follow the same model as was used last year. Only top performers in major regattas will be invited to participate, those from the All Exuma Regatta, the National Family Island Regatta, the Long Island Regatta and the Grand Bahama Regatta. The committee takes this opportunity to invite regatta enthusiasts to put September 19 -21 on their travel agenda.New Restaurant OpensBy Stephanie Humblestone Katies, a new restaurant which opened on February 11th in Memorial Plaza, is a first time venture for Pauline Sawyer, who is known to friends as Katie. Although Mrs. Sawyer has never managed a restaurant, she decided to take over the site when Flippers closed down. She took on the enterprise with optimism and an equal amount of energy. With family support and enthusiasm, she opened on schedule and since then she says she has been busy. She describes the menu as traditional Bahamian and varied. She has homemade buns for the burgers and a wide variety of sandwiches. Evening meals, which are served in a candlelight setting, include steak and fish of the day catches. Katies serves liquor only with meals. Mrs. Sawyer kept all of the Flippers staff, two chefs, Willie Saunders from Wood Cay who is known as Uncle Willie, Steve Darville from Freeport.Everyone seems pleased with the food, said Mrs. Sawyer, who praises her staff. Katies is open seven days a week from 8 a.m to 11.a.m for breakfast and from 11.30 a.m to 3 for lunch. Dinner is six nights a week from 6-9 p.m. At the moment Sunday is the night she is closed. We are opening on Sundays for breakfast and lunch due to popular demand, said Pauline.Cleaning Service OpensSteam Dry, a cleaning company, has opened in Marsh Harbour. They specialize in cleaning carpets, furniture, tile and drapery cleaning as well as commercial office cleaning and yacht cleaning. The residential agent is Mike Malone of Island Development Consultants at 367-5250/1 and Commercial Agent is William Davis at 367-2179.UPS Changes AgentBy Isobel Sherman United Parcel Service, more commonly known as UPS, announced that Pinders Custom Brokerage in Nassau will be their agent in the Bahamas. On Abaco Fredericks Agency in Marsh Harbour will be handling UPS. The service will be the same as it has been previously with packages going to the States through Freeport. GWS, which had the contract to handle UPS up until now, has become the agent for TNT Express Shipping. TNT is well known throughout Europe. According to Jeffrey Cooper, manager of the Abaco GWS office, they will be having TNT shipping daily Monday through Friday. TNT will pick up packages in the U.S. shipped by TNT. Business BriefsMedical Specialists Visit AbacoBy Isobel Sherman Abaco Medical Clinic has a list of specialists who regularly visit monthly. Dr. Timothy Barrett, psychiatrist, comes the second Thursday of every month. Dr. Patrick Cargill, cardiologist, comes one Friday every month. Dr. Walter Gibson, ear, nose and throat specialist, comes one Saturday every month. Also visitng monthly is ultrasonographer, Sonia Artwell. She will be here on March 17. Massage therapist Karen Lane is available by appointment during each week. All of the above can be seen by making an appointment by calling 367-4240. Dr. Bland is available Monday through Saturday from 9 to 5 and Dr. Lundy is here regularly during the month. Call the office for her schedule. Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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Cumbre Vieja is a volcano on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, thousands of miles away on the other side of the Atlantic. This volcano, like all island volcanoes, will collapse eventually and it is possible that when it does, a single huge chunk of rocksomething like one and a half times the volume of rock contained in all the Abaco islands put togethermay fall into the sea all at once. The dome of water raised by this gargantuan splash would initially be as tall as 900 metersclose to 3,000 feetand the wave it produced (a tsunami wave, often incorrectly called a tidal wave) would be traveling across the Atlantic towards us at the incredible speed of 600 mph. At this rate, the wave would take around seven hours to reach us and would still be up to 50 meters (about 160 feet) tall when it broke over Abaco. The scale of this concept is ridiculous. One fails to even be able to grasp it fully. The entire eastern seaboard of the United States would be laid to waste along with the Bahamas, the Greater and Lesser Antilles and much of the northern and eastern shores of South America. Saharan Africa would see waves up to 100 meters tall and smaller tsunamis would flood the Atlantic coasts of Britain, Spain, Portugal and France, not to mention sinking every boat and ship in the Atlantic Ocean! This is true Disaster Movie fodder. Bruce Willis is probably reviewing a screenplay based on this concept at this very moment. Disaster movies have come in and out of fashion over the decades, but their scope has lately been increasing. Whereas in the 1970s audiences were thrilled by Towering Inferno Jaws and Airport movies in which the disaster was highly localizedat the millennium we are watching the likes of Independence Day and Deep Impact catastrophes on a global scale. Whats going on here? What fixates us about disasters? Why do we even want to watch these things anyway? Well, the expansion in scale of the disasters shown can be put to two phenomena: 1) the rise of a more global consciousness due to increased commerce and communications and 2) Hollywoods endless quest for bigger and better bangs. I would bet that it has more to do with the second point than the first. Why show a single 747 going down? Why not an entire fleet? BANG! BAM! BOOM! The problem with this is that in questing for larger and larger catastrophes we lose the significant impact that a catastrophic situation has on a human individual. When we saw airplanes flying into the World Trade Center on television, didnt it feel like a movie? The trauma had an odd dislocation to ithere was a disaster movie made real. Television is the home of the unreal, and our experience was cheapened by our position on the outside of the television set. There was great talk in Hollywood directly after 9/ 11 about toning down explosions and gratuitous slaughter in the movie industry. If any real change comes of this, I will be greatly surprised. There is something almost voyeuristic about having too keen an interest in other peoples tragedies. This brings us to the other questionwhy do we have such an interest in the first place? Why do movies like Armageddon draw such a large audience? One friend of mine has suggested that people are drawn to tragedy because secretly they crave it. A catastrophe of the right scale (i.e. one that does not include you, personally, dying) gives the individual the chance to break out of an ordered life and overcome the dull routine of day-to-day living. So its Monday? Who cares! The Aliens have landed! We are all heroes in our secret hearts, he says, and were waiting for the right circumstance to give us a chance to really shine. Perhaps, perhaps. I think this is an aspect of it, but its much more complex than just the yearning to be jolted out of our ruts. Hollywood turns catastrophes into bedtime stories. In reality, a 150-foot wall of water bearing down on The Bahamas would most probably kill all of us. In the movies Bruce Willis and a beautiful-but-brainless starlet would miraculously survive the onslaught and go about putting things right againor better yet, they would learn of Cumbre Viejas impending collapse and, fighting against a shadowy monolithic military/economic complex (based in Asia and determined to rise to global domination after the downfall of the Atlantic powers), they would steal the plans to a secret invention that would save us all . See, in the end, the people who matter always survive, or at least they die heroically and live on in legend. So we go to sleep at night thinking, Oh, its OK, Bruce will save us! Perhaps, it also has to do with replacing our real worries with fictional ones that are more easily dealt with because theyre not our responsibility. Oh, I cant make my loan payment this month, but thats small potatoes because the Earth could get hit by a massive asteroid and then it wouldnt matter. The problem with all of these attitudes is that they dont help us deal with REAL disasters. The workers laboring in the pit at Ground Zero dont feel heroic and special every day, theyre just doing a very difficult job that needs doingone that I bet theyll be glad to finish and forget. After the catastrophe, either youre dead or life goes on and youre basically the same person you always were. There is no reprieve from the learning curve, no magic bullet. Real change takes time. And as to Bruce and his sexy starlet saving us all from the Big Bad Volcanoin real life disaster aversion involves a much larger, long-term involvement. Real heroism is a subtle thing. When Mount St. Helens blew its top in 1980, residents of the area were forewarned and evacuated based on evidence gathered by teams of geologists stationed on the mountainregular people just doing their jobs. At the present time, as far as I can gather, there is no way to avert any possible collapse of Cumbre Vieja. When I make my first billion, I plan to hire a geologist and an engineer and build them both houses on that volcano where they can live and spend their lives researching mitigation measures. Until that time I will sleep soundly every night knowing that I have a far greater chance of being mauled in a road accident precipitated by our still-absent traffic light than drowning in a massive tsunami wave. 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, 367-3114ViewpointIts a Disaster Waiting to Happen

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March 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 19 Marsh Harbour Boat Yard Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat LiftServices include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Mechanical repairs Well stocked marine store (incorporating Triple J Marine Store)For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com 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 Club NewsScouting NewsCub Pack Launch Fund DriveThe 1st Abaco Cub Scout Pack has launched its second annual fund drive. The purpose is to raise sufficient money to help Abaco Cub Scouts attend Camp McConnell, a YMCA facility in Gainesville, Florida. Activities at the camp such as horseback riding, rock climbing and archery are not available on Abaco. These sports plus the opportunity to meet new people and discover a new area were well enjoyed by the ten Cubs who attended the camp last year. The physical, moral and spiritual development of young people is the primary goal of the worldwide Scouting organization. Due to the high cost of transportation, the fees of even a modest summer camp like the Y are beyond the reach of many parents. With the aim of helping our Abaco youth experience this positive program, we are conducting our annual raffle ticket sale with the drawing to be held on March l6. We welcome any direct donations which may be made to the 1st Abaco Cub Pack at Royal Bank. We thank you and give a Cub cheer to the Abaco community for all their support.Pilot ClubValentine Treat Is OfferedBy Isobel Sherman The Pilot Club of Abaco provided a Valentine treat for the students in the Every Child Counts program at St. Frances de Sales School. The students were treated to a movie on February 17 at RND Cinemas. The Pilot Club of Abaco hosted a dinner reception on February 18 at Joyce Colebys residence on Pelican Shores. The reception was in honour of President Elect of Pilot International, Mrs. Jeannie Parson, who was visiting Abaco.M.H. Yacht ClubBy Don Van Beck, Commodore The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club held its first annual Commodores Ball on February 22 at the Abaco Beach Resort to recognize the efforts of Don and Julie Van Beck on behalf of the yacht club. There were 123 members in attendance for the buffet dinner and dancing. Highlight of the evening was the awarding of 53 door prizes. Committee Chairperson Roberta Burrows from the S/V Northern Sun reported that the golden oldies music played by Jerrod Albury kept the party dancing and in a festive mood. The committee for this event was Diane Gower, Cinci Davis, Pam Mitchell, Carolyn Kinsman and Fred Gassman. The yacht club has contributed recently to the fire works display and the Donations Committee will be meeting next week to consider additional contributions for this year.Rotary Club44 Golfers Tee it up for The Rotary Club of AbacoForty-four golfers paid $100 each on January 26 to participate in the First Annual Rotary Abaco Golf Tournament at the Treasure Cay Golf Course. Thanks to generous sponsors, all of the entry fees will go to the Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(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 TRIPThe Pilot Club of Abaco held an installation ceremony for four new members on February 18. Guest speaker for the evening was Ms. Jeanie Parson from Montana who is the President Elect of Pilot Clubs International. Shown above are Ms. Joyce Colbey, Ms. Parson, Island Administrator Everette Hart and Ms. Neulessa Major. Please see Club News Page 30 The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club held a Commodores Ball on February 22 at Abaco Beach Resort. Shown above is Commodore Don Van Beck and his wife. The ball was in his honour to acknowledge his work with the club.

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Page 20 The Abaconian Marsh 1st, 2002 16 x 20 Storage Units and Yard SpaceSECURITYTrucks Cars Boats Etc.Ph: (242) 367-2414P.O. Box AB-20504 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas 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 4 p.m. Sat. 7 a.m. to 12 NoonTel: 242-367-2170 LumberElectrical SuppliesBuilding SuppliesToolsHardwareFencingPaintsMarine ProductsAppliances PlumbingFixtures Cabinets Grills Paint Plumbing & Fixtures Fans & Lights Tools Lumber & Plywood Windows & Shutters Lawn Furniture A low speed vehicle engineered for both street and turf, with a street speed of 25 mph. Model E825/LSV includes Four wheel hydraulic brakes Full exterior lighting 72 volt low maintenance battery systemBeginning at Beginning at Beginning at Beginning at Beginning at $9,960Global Electric Motorcars, LLCA Subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler Corporation. ....Practical Affordable... ....Versatile Functional... ....Safe!Call for informationAsk for Heath(242) 367-2840Mon Sat 8 am to 5:30 pm AA AA A uto Puto P uto Puto P uto P arar arar ar tsts tsts ts & & & & & SerSer SerSer Ser vicevice vicevice vice CenterCenter CenterCenter CenterWe specialize in keeping old cars running like new with our large parts inventory. If we dont have it, we get air deliveries twice weekly from the U.S. Located downtown behind the SHELL Marsh Harbour Service Station. Cen. Abaco Town Planning 21 January 02 Eight plans totaling $960,515 in value were posted for review. The Calcutta / Stede Bonnet Road was discussed and it was pointed out that the Supreme Court fount it to be a public road in 1990. A letter will be written requiring that a set of heavy poles beside the road be moved inland to allow a normal width to be paved. Included is a request for the land owner to submit a permit request and pay the appropriate fee for the allowed poles which constitute a form of fencing. Chad Sawyer was given approval in principle to add a 4,600 square foot addition to the Price Right grocery store on Stratton Drive. Marsh Harbour Committee 5 February 02 The same budget is being submitted as last year with an additional amount for garbage collection in Sweetings Tract and an allowance for parks and recreational areas. The Works Department has issued letters to owners of three derelict buildings to have them demolished within 28 days. Central Abaco Council 21 February 02 The meeting opened with the Chief Councillor Silbert Mills concerned that the check signing protocol was not being observed as the Deputy Chief Councillor had recently signed a check. Administrator Hart explained that once a check is prepared for signatures accompanied with a proper authorization by the Chief Councillor, any of those authorized to sign is acceptable. Dundas Town and Murphy Town budgets will be submitted as prepared last year with no increases. Marsh Harbour will ask for an additional $10,000 for garbage collection in the Sweeting Tract and $7200 for park and playground maintenance. Members expect they may have to re-prioritize their town work schedules as the national economy may require across-the-board cuts. In that case, the Council will have to rework the figures. Councillors were advised that College of the Bahamas students will arrive March 8 for a study of local government The Chief Councillor authorized $600 for emergency repairs to the toilets at the airport and had Council to ratify this expense. A request from Tourism to use Crossing Beach for four fish fries, April 19 and 26, May 3 and 10, was approved if Tourism will confirm they have budgeted funds to clean the area after each event. It was suggested that Tourism require the vendors to clean the area since they are the ones benefitting financially. Funds were diverted to cover the replacement cost of an air conditioner at the government clinic. A request by the Marsh Harbour Committee for assistance with a $1524 water bill at the airport circle was considered. The amount is excessive for one faucet and careful investigation did not disclose any leaks. A token payment will be made and further payment may be made in June when numbers concluding this years expenses are reviewed. The Architects Act and the Local Government Act were compared and it was concluded that Architectural Technician Ryan Archer can continue to design two story residences as he did before the two Acts came into force. Cen. Abaco Town Planning 25 February 02 Four applications were reviewed for an estimated construction value of $289,990. Two residents of Eastern Shores were given permission to build a duplex on a lot in Dundas Town. This is for two documented Haitians and their families who work as a maids and gardeners on Eastern Shore. The request had been approved by the Foreign Investment Board in Nassau. A small car rental office was approved on 5,000 square feet of land adjacent to the lot used by Harbour View Marina for parking. A lease clarified the location and two committee members had visited the site to determine that parking for the marina was not compromised. A relative of a landowner on the waterfront road connecting Calcutta and the Stede Bonnet Road was invited to make a statement to the Committee. She wanted the road work to be stopped as the road was on private property. She acknowledged that historically a footpath followed this route but it was not a roadway. It was explained that this matter was not on the agenda and in any event this body did not have authority over this issue. Legal remedies were suggested. A wooden building on leased farm landLocal Government at Work had been approved earlier but recent construction was noted to be of concrete which is not allowed. Further investigation will be made. Only wooden buildings are allowed as it is not intended that agricultural land be converted for residential use. The Detour Night Club built an outside enclosed open deck without any roof or cover. A permit application was submitted to request permission. It was disclosed that patrons frequently went outside for a bit of quiet and fresh air but were then subject to legal harassment for loitering. This enclosed deck allows patrons to take their food or drink outside but still be within the confines of the premises. It was approved. Forty pages of detailed plans were presented for the new 45,000 square foot two story government administrative complex. Members gave their approval although the project must be approved by Nassau due to the size and complexity. A letter of complaint was read from a Government Subdivision homeowner who felt the nearby arrival of a small wooden residence devalued his property. Plans and an application will be requested of the owners of the moved house to detail the exterior renovations they have planned. These are believed to include new siding and windows, a new roof and a front porch. Letters were read from Building Inspector Ed Laroda who advised three building owners to either repair or demolish derelict buildings within 28 days. One building at the airport has been in a ramshackle condition since Hurricane Floyd in September 1999. By Stephanie Humblestone BASRA (Bahamas Air Sea Rescue) is the only search and rescue organisation in the Bahamas. With a growing interest in both boating and flying the demands on the organisation are growing. BASRA is a 24hour service which provides fast, efficient and professional care to those in distress. BASRA issues advice to boaters to minimise accessing emergency services, such as BASRA. Always give a full description of your boat and a float plan to a responsible person before setting off on a journey. Never fail to check the fuel before leaving port. Make sure that there is at least one life jacket per person on board. Access the local and international radio stations for weather updates. In the event of unsettled weather, stop at the nearest port or landfall. Beware of night time boating, especially if you are unfamiliar with the waters. Dave Gale, who headed BASRA Abaco for many years, is now in charge of fund raising and public relations. BASRA is a volunteer organisation which was founded in Nassau in 1960. It has a good working relationship with the U.S. Coastguard on whom they call for long range searches. Membership to BASRA Abaco costs $25 per annum.BASRA Promotes Marine Safety

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March 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 21 ABACO INNANNUAL WINE TASTINGMarch 15th, 2002 Sponsored by Burns House Group of Companies Dinner Following Reservations Required A ferry will be arranged for guests travelling from Marsh Harbour for a nominal fee. For Reservations and Information Contact us via VHF 16 or Ph: 366-0133 B. FB. F B. FB. F B. F Goodrich Goodrich Goodrich Goodrich GoodrichDont get caught without a spare! Visit AID for tires to keep you on the roadMARSH HARBOUR 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 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) 367-2391 As Reported to Stephanie Humblestone A Great Guana Cay resident was accused on January 31 of discharging his shotgun while aiming at a neighbours house. No injury was reported at the time. A resident of Powerline Road in Marsh Harbour reported on February 1 that his vehicle, a 1992 Ford Taurus station wagon was stolen from his business. The culprit(s) removed a screen from a window to gain entry into the business. Removed were a portable telephone, two computer disks and the vehicle. The total value is $8000. A Murphy Town resident reported on February 3 that his storage shed in Bahama Palm Shores had been broken into. Stolen were 27 pre-hung windows, two exterior steel doors, 100 pieces of 2 x 4, ten sheets of plywood and 11 interior doors which is a total of $4,684. Grand Cay Police Station reported on February 3 that Don Kerby Cooper had fallen from the stern of the vessel Wonder Woman while it was anchored off Jack Cay. A search was conducted but with negative results. A Murphy Town female reported on February 3 that her brother-in-law threw a glass at her injuring her arm. A hospital form was issued. A Marsh Harbour resident of Government Subdivision reported on February 11 that he had given a resident of Little Orchard money to buy drugs for him. The supposed purchaser left and has not been seen since. Both persons will be charged. A Nassau resident and a Pigeon Peas resident were arrested on February 11 for carrying unlawful arms and possessing counterfeit currencies to the amount of $1000. Both suspects were arrested in the area of the Marsh Harbour International Airport. The two men them had over $4000 in cash which is suspected to be stolen. A Pigeon Peas resident was found to have in his residence on February 11 five live and four spent .38 rounds of ammunition and approximately 20 grams of marijuana. The accused was cautioned and placed in a cell. Three men from Pigeon Peas fled a bushy area near a residence on February 12 when police arrived in connection with a reported theft. After a search the police found a quantity of dangerous drugs wrapped in plastic. One of the men was detained and he and his girl friend were accompanied home where the police discovered one gram of marijuana inside the house. They were questioned and later charged. A Marsh Harbour Haitian national applied for Bahamian citizenship. Investigations showed that there was already an application in the same name and date of birth. The suspect was arrested on February 12 by Immigration officials. He told them that in 1991 he was asked by a man if he wanted Bahamian nationality. He was charged $400 and given a form to complete. That was four years ago. The man who sold the document has disappeared. Enquiries are continuing. A Marsh Harbour couple were arrested on February 12 for possession of marijuana. The substance was found after a search revealed almost 2 ounces of the substance in their bedroom. It is believed that they had an intent to supply. They were given bail and released from police custody. A young girl residing in the Mud was attacked on February 13 by a fellow school student and stabbed in her face and temple by a jagged bottle which was broken over her head. The assailant was picked up for questioning. The wounded girl was taken to the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic. A Batelco employee reported the theft of cash from the safe in her office at Batelco in Marsh Harbour on February 14. Two cashier bags were stolen from her office which contained cash and vouchers. Bags assigned to three individuals on the staff were emptied of cash. One had $380 plus cellular phone cards and vouchers, four $50 vouchers, 10 $100 vouchers, 15 $20 pre-paid card and three $5 debit cards totaling $75. Bag #2 had $189.35 of pre-paid cards and 30 $1000 vouchers totaling $30,000 and 18 $50 vouchers totaling $900 altogether totaling $32,604.. While in the vicinity of a local nightclub in Marsh Harbour on February 15 a young man from Marsh Harbour was arrested for disorderly behaviour. He resisted arrest and used obscene language. Police arrested a young woman in the Mud on February 15 for keeping a shop without a shop license. A Treasure Cay man complained to police on February 15 that a man from Coopers Town, to whom he entrusted the repair of his motorcycle after Hurricane Floyd in 1999, had returned it and it has now been painted yellow. A Fire Road male resident was arrested on February 17 for causing harm to a lady friend. The police went to the Mud on February 19 where they found a plastic bag containing a Ruger Pistol. It was located in a wooden structure which resembled a chicken coop. The serial number had been removed from the pistol. A lady living in Pigeon Peas reported on February 21 that she heard a gunshot. She discovered three of her house windows broken. A male resident of the Mud complained on February 21 that a man pulled a black handgun on him and fired from his waist.Police Report 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. 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Page 22 The Abaconian Marsh 1st, 2002 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[;\/-0As Reported to Stephanie Humblestone Court Session February 7 Mark Cornish, Jr., of Sandy Point appeared on the charge of causing harm. The matter was adjourned until February 14. A juvenile of Murphy Town was charged with driving a motor vehicle without a drivers licence. The matter was adjourned. He is to appear before the juvenile panel. Harry OBevans, Christopher Huyler and Virgil Miller were charged with stealing. Defendant #1 and #2 appeared. A warrant of arrest was issued for Defendant #3. The matter adjourned until February 12. Staffia Deveaux and Kevin Joseph appeared on a charge of possession of an unlicenced firearm. The matter was adjourned until March 27 for trial. Philippa Strachan of Spring City appeared on charges with disorderly behaviour. The defendant pleaded not guilty and the matter was adjourned until March 21. Donalee Robinson of Spring City appeared on a charge of disorderly behaviour. The de-Court Report Boaters held a casual art and craft show at the Jib Room on February 23. A variety of work was displayed including many kinds of needlecraft and crafts using natural materials in creative ways.Shown above are, l. to r., Beth Day aboard the Old Hat, Tom OBrien aboard the Salem organizer of the event Candie Nilles aboard the Ja-C-Jo and Terry Wanbaugh aboard the Make Believe fendant pleaded not guilty and the matter was adjourned until March 21. Donita Thompson of Marsh Harbour was charged with disorderly behaviour. The defendant was not summoned to appear. Vilma Strachan of Spring City was charged with disorderly behaviour and unlawfully causing harm. He was fined $25 or three days imprisonment on count #1 and $125 or seven days imprisonment on count #2. Court Session February 14 Akintunda Sukoma Johnson and Samuel Neely were charged with shop breaking. The matter was adjourned until February 21. In a second case of shop breaking, the defendants appeared, by the above. This case was adjourned until February 21. Mark Cornish of Sandy Point was charged with causing harm. The matter was adjourned until February 21. Iphody Simeon of Marsh Harbour was charged with causing grievous bodily harm. The matter was adjourned until February 18. Ian Knowles of Murphy Town was charged with two counts of assault. He pleaded guilty and the matter was adjourned until February 18. Dion Wallace was charged with possession of counterfeit notes. The matter was adjourned until February 18. Jessica Russell was charged with possession of dangerous drugs. The matter was matter was adjourned until February 18. Jean Claude Timothy of Marsh Harbour was charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply. The matter was adjourned until February 18. Lucner Laurent and Jimmy Laurent of Pigeon Peas were charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply and possession of ammunition. The matter was adjourned until February 18. Ian Knowles was charged with assault and possession of a dangerous instrument. 1. DHL (Bahamas) Ltd. 2. The Royal Bank of Canada 3. J S Johnson Co. Ltd. 4. Bahamas Telecommunications Limited 5. Shell Bahamas Limited 6. Tropical Petroleum Distributors Limited 7. Abaco Markets Limited 8. CIBC Bahamas Limited 9. William Brewer Limited 10. Barclays Bank PLC 11. Abaco Insurance Agency Limited 12. Insurance Management Bahamas Limited 13. Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited 14. Caribbean Bottling Co. (Bahamas) Ltd 15. Myers Rum Company Limited Thanks also to Ronnie Bootle of the Treasure Cay Golf Course, David Williams and Robert Pinder for their valuable assistance in making the First Annual a big success. Rotarians welcoming the golfers and making things run smoothly included Hugh and Sylvia Cottis, George Riviere, Joyce Coleby, Sandra Albury, Reg Patterson, Mike and Debbie Malone, Bill Lyons and Denise Archer. Watch for the Second Annual in 2003bigger and betterfun for all and a great opportunity to help our community through Rotary. Thanks to Steve Pedican for the excellent condition of the golf course Long Driver Peter McIntosh Golfers Robert Pinder & Charlie Cooke George Riviere, Bill Lyons and Joyce ColebyABACO ROTARIANSEXTEND A BIG THANK YOUTO THESE GENEROUS SPONSORS, AND TO THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITY-MINDED ABACO BUSINESSES:

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March 1st, 2002 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 Treasure Cay Treasure Divers ................................... 365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures .................. 365-8111 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Shop ............................ 365-4411 Green Turtle Divers ............................. 365-4271 Guana Cay Dive Shop .................... 365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop .................... 365-6013 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 Marsh 1st, 2002 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 Fredericks AgencyBahamas Custom Brokers Import & Export Air & Sea Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay & Green Turtle CayP.O. Box AB-20468 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2333 Fax: 367-3136 Alburys TruckingBy Rhonda Claridge This is a plea specifically to the Hope Town District Council members but is important for all councils and town planning boards. Dear Hope Town District Council members, I am writing to inform you that the U.S. government recently announced it will phase out production of pressure-treated wood over the next two to three years because it contains carcinogenic arsenic which has been linked to bladder, lung and other cancers. My information comes from the front page of the January 31, 2002, USA Today but other papers published this news. I quote, The Bush administrations push to end the use of pressure-treated lumber laced with arsenic leaves no doubt that regulators see substantial cancer risks in wood that has been a staple of backyard building projects. The extent of those risks, may never be revealed as pressure-treated wood manufacturers, in agreeing to the ban, have asked that the Environmental Protection Agency discontinue its studies on the threats faced by people exposed to the arsenic used in their wood product. According to the article, there is substantial evidence that arsenic can leach from pressure-treated wood for years. Childrens health is especially at risk because they spend a lot of time playing on this wood. I was aware of the dangers of treated wood while building our little place on Elbow Cay, but since Monty Alburys tragic passing and this imminent ban on pressure-treated wood, I feel that something urgently needs to be done to protect the health of people on Abaco. It is up to you, Council members, to take responsibility in remedying this situation as quickly as possible. Every afternoon bundles of pressure-treated wood are off-loaded from the freight boat onto Hope Towns public dock. The stuff is commonly used throughout the islands for the logical reason that it is infused with pesticide and prevents termite rot. Recently, I was dismayed (horrified) to see that the childrens play set outside Hope Town School is made of this toxic wood. Arsenic enters through the pores of ones skin, and with children, who often put their hands in their mouths, is ingested. The first and easiest call to action is to seal the wood immediately with impervious paint or urethane-type coating. This is what the U.S. government recommends, and it goes for all railings, decks, steps, etc. where peoples skin is likely to come into contact with the wood. I fear for all the construction workers in Abaco who handle this wood daily. The EPAs Consumer Information Sheet precautions: Avoid frequent or prolonged inhalation of sawdust from treated wood. When sawing and machining treated wood, wear a dust mask. Whenever possible, these operations should be performed outdoors to avoid indoor accumulations of airborne sawdust from treated wood. When power sawing and machining, wear goggles to protect eyes from flying particles. After working with the wood, and before eating, drinking, and use of tobacco products, wash exposed areas thoroughly. Websites on pressure-treated wood emphasize the importance of wearing gloves and of washing exposed clothing frequently and separately from other household laundry. All sawdust and construction debris should be cleaned up and disposed of after construction. It is also important to keep this wood away from food, meaning, do not put compost in a pressure-treated box and do not grow food in beds made of this wood. Do not keep bees in pressure-treated hives. These same precautions go for creosote, which is actually worse and is known to cause frequent handlers hair to fall out. As everyone knows and ignores the Hope Town dump, located in the middle of a residential area and just across the harbour from town, pressure-treated wood is burning every day. Any information you will find on this wood emphasizes the dangers of burning it: Do not burn treated wood. Hazardous chemicals may be produced as either part of the smoke and/or ashes, states the Canadian Institute of Treated Wood. In the U.S., state statutes prohibit open burning of treated lumber. Piles of pressure-treated lumber, creosote dock poles, glued plywood, styrofoam, rubber and plastic are lit on fire regularly at the Hope Town dump, threatening the lives of good people like Lawrence and Val, who own LVA Grocery and have children. Lawrence says the dump is pretty much always burning, and that the ashes (which in the U.S. are known as TOXIC WASTE) fall on his roof and wash into their water cistern. While lots of people have complained to town government about this ill-practice (Derek and Krissy Gape; Rocky Thompson, property manager of Pieces of Eight; Lesley McDonald, who lives on Centerline Road, etc.), nothing has been done about it. Come on, Hope Town! This is a community problem. We all create trash; we all need to pool our energy and resources (as was the case with restoring the dune) and rectify this. We owe it to Monty Albury and to the children of Hope Town. Solutions: Hope Town is a community of means. Residents should be charged a trash fee which would pay for separating toxic garbage from burnables (palm fronds or untreated wood). The hazardous refuse should be freighted to Marsh Harbour and stored far away from townships, residences and places where it might leach into Great Abacos valuable water table. (The present MarshDangers of Pressure Treated LumberHarbour dump site leaches through the ground and into the water, which is then used for growing food, etc.) The EPA warns, Treated wood should not be used where it may come into direct or indirect contact with public drinking water. Collaborating with Marsh Harbour on relocating their dump would help the entire Abaco community. Perhaps one day as garbage surmounts, Abaco will be able to purchase an incinerator, which they currently use in the U.S. to safely burn treated wood. Meanwhile, experts stress the importance of not creating a lot of wasted treated wood by using scraps or reusing treated wood that has been taken out of service. Finally, since treated wood is being phased out, Abaconians might as well begin using safe alternative products now such as the copper-based ACQ (alkaline copper quat) Preserve or what builders use here in Colorado, recycled plastic lumber products like TREX or Choicedek by Weyerhauser. The latter is ideal for Abaco because it lasts forever, doesnt warp or shrink, is impervious to termites and rot, and its reusing plastic garbage. Local contractors, construction companies, and hardware stores should begin ordering and using these products. I apologize for this lengthy and passionate letter, but I can only emphasize that the situation is urgent. Do the right thing, Hope Town District Council members. You may save lives. Sincerely, Rhonda ClaridgeViewpoint Watch for Original Art by the Students of Studio OneSupport Our Students Our Services: Carbonless Forms Office Stationary Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Wedding/Funeral Programs Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminations ...More Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Ph: (242) 367-3202 Fax: (242) 367-3201 Friendly & Professional Printing Services

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March 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 25 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 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 367-2442By Alice Bain I have heard various unsubstantiated claims that not one, but FIVE traffic lights have been donated to us and are here on Abaco languishing at the customs warehouse because the government cant decide whether to charge itself duty on them. Meanwhile, the situation at the Junction Formerly Known as The Traffic Light Corner becomes more and more dangerous. A cousin of mine quite accurately refers to Marsh Harbour as Dodge City. Lately, a stop sign has sprouted on the south Don MacKay side of the junction, but no stop signs are in evidence anywhere else. There simply is NO LOGIC to this in fact, at a four-way junction only bothering to put in a SINGLE stop sign is downright homicidal. If traffic on Queen Elizabeth Drive has the right-of-way, then another stop sign should be installed opposite on Don MacKay by Commonwealth Bank on the way from the front street I dont think this was the intention, though. Too much traffic flows from Don MacKay onto Queen Elizabeth Drive heading east to simply award the right-of-way arbitrarily to traffic heading to and from Dundas Town. Back in the Mediocre Old Days when we HAD a traffic light, so much traffic was turning either east onto Queen Elizabeth or south onto Don MacKay that the unfortunate folks coming from Dundas Town, lacking an advanced turn signal, would often be backed up for several cycles. I wonder whether any of these putative, allegedly hostage traffic lights are equipped with advance-turn signals. Chance would be a fine thing! I, personally, have been attempting to treat the corner as if it were a four-way stop. I lost patience the other day when I stopped to let ONE car go in front of me (as you are meant to do) and THREE forced their way through. Biggity me, trained as I was in Nassau-style offensive/defensive driving, advanced on the offenders with my hand laid on the horn. The third vehicle that came through the junction was driven by a friend of mine, who made a cheerfully lewd gesture as he sailed past me. I had to laugh. In fact, I became a menace to public safety myself as I cleared the junction and drove east on Queen Elizabeth Drive I was laughing so hard that my eyes started watering. The situation is completely ridiculous. Two other friends of mine own a tour company, and are often approached by tourists wanting to know how to get to the Post Office, the Chemist Shoppe and various other places of business on Don MacKay. They found themselves having to re-phrase their directions: Go on this road until you get to the corner where the traffic light USED to beummthere are a couple of banks there and a marine supply store and theres a string hanging down over the road where the light used to hang I was shown an article in the Nassau Tribune a couple of weeks ago about a turtle that was slaughtered on the wharf at Potters Cay in Nassau. The report said something to the effect that this was bad for tourism because it makes the Bahamas look like a thirdworld country. For crying out loud, we ARE a third-world country! Are we not supposed to admit it? Were a small, developing nation with a total population a fraction of that of any large U.S. city. If we have pretensions of being part of the First World, we could at least start off by mandating effective traffic control! Americans complain about the lawlessness of traffic in cities like Miami, New York and Los Angeles but these same people who stoically endure two-hour commutes and cross-town traffic on a daily basis admit complete intimidation at the sheer CHAOS in evidence on the streets of Marsh Harbour. We make rush hour in Atlanta look as orderly as a minuet. At least in New York when road markings are painted, they remain visible for more than three months. In next issues Viewpoint I will attempt to discuss something other than Marsh Harbour traffic but I cant promise anything. Until the situation on the roads here begins to resemble something other than a twisted synthesis of Mad Max and David Lynchs Lost Highway, I am afraid that the urge to pontificate will be too compelling.Traffic Light Is Still MissedViewpoint Advertise in The Abaconian

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Page 26 The Abaconian Marsh 1st, 2002 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 BAHAMASthe children of Hope Town, a community with some gifted young sailors. I hope to get crews together for regattas too, he said. Club Soleil will be offering package deals to tourists who would like to stay there and learn to sail during their vacation. Matthew grew up racing sail boats; he has crossed the Gulf Stream many times and has a rich background in sailing.Our LighthouseBy 10th Grader Tia Knowles The Hope Town lighthouse! When one hears Abaco, immediately they associate it with the great red and white structure in Hope Town. The main tourist attraction in the cays, the Hope Town lighthouse is a site that must be seen while visiting. The lighthouse was built in 1864 by the Imperial Lighthouse Service with much protest and attempts of sabotage by the local people of Hope Town. Strangely enough, the lighthouse is now the symbol of Hope Town. In 1936 the light in the lighthouse was changed to be more easily recognizable and effective. Cracks in the lighthouse caused by lightning were repaired in 1954, and that is how the lighthouse has stayed. Now the lighthouse is OUR lighthouse, a structure which we consider part of our history and a national treasure.The Last Abaco Dinghy BuilderBy 10th Grader Tia Knowles Mr. Winer Malone, a man who doesnt favor publicity, was willing to talk to me about his boat building. Mr. Malone began building Abaco dinghies 46 years ago. He remembers having help while building his first boat but learnt the hard way while CaysFrom Page 7 building the others. His father was not a carpenter so he taught himself. Using only hand tools he constructs his boats piece by piece using wood that he must get directly from the tree. Finding the right wood proves to be quite difficult. Taking in only enough orders to support himself, Mr. Malone carries on building dinghies in Hope Town.House Tour PlannedA House and Garden Tour is being held in Hope Town on March 14 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the benefit of the Hope Town All Age School. Thirteen homes and their gardens within the settlement will be open to the public. These homes have never been included in a tour before. We have brand new houses as well as old houses which have been restored. As all the homes are within the town, transportation will not be provided. Refreshments will be served at the Hope Town school and the Hope Town Sailing Club from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tickets for the tour will be on sale at the booth in Jarrett Park across from the post office on the day of the tour. Tickets are $15. Please do not bring children under 12 years of age. For further information, please contact Anne Krout at 366-0153 or Marie McKeag at 366-0194.Lighthouse Tour Is HighlightWhen the winds picked up on the morning of February 20, temporarily grounding Bahamasair planes between Nassau and Marsh Harbour, 17 young people had an unexpected treat a visit to the lighthouse in Hope Town. They were the grade 4 students from St. Johns College in Nassau who were visiting Abaco on a field trip. Accompanied by two teachers, Mrs. Romer and Mrs. Dawkins, and two parents, the party had been visiting North Abaco. Their brief visit had included a stay at the Treasure Cay Resort and a tour of Green Turtle Cay. They enjoyed the Albert Lowe Museum very much, said Mrs. Romer, Senior Mistress School. I liked the beach, said Christopher Nixon. His friend Marcus McClure agreed that the beach at Treasure Cay was great. The lighthouse will be the crowning glory of their trip, said Mrs. Romer. It was a whirlwind visit. We have a special jet coming for us later in the day, continued Mrs. Romer.Restaurant Has New ChefBy Stephanie Humblestone The Boathouse Restaurant, part of Sea Spray Resort, now has a new chef, Mr. Arnold Hall, who returned to rave reviews after an absence from the business for six years. When Mr. Hall first moved to Abaco, he worked as a chef at Club Soleil and then at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. He received his training in Nassau and in London. He is a versatile cook but his speciality is pastries and desserts. The Boathouse has not only traditional Bahamian dishes but also some innovative and unusual ones. Although the restaurant is relatively new, Mr. Hall is fast becoming known for his outstanding desserts.Man-O-WarBy Pat ElkinsSchool NewsThe morning of February 16 did not look promising for the success of the Man-O-War Schools annual Flea Market. The threat of rain kept some vendors away and the economy in general added to the pessimism. What a surprise when the guests came and kept on coming. The rains came and the guests still kept on coming. Arthur Elden, aka Cowboy Bob, kept those country hits playing and several volunteers fired up the grills for hot dogs and hamburgers in the gazebo. Full dinners, which featured chicken and ribs, were served in the Pavilion. Games of chance, arts More News of the Cays Please see Cays 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 gorgeous beach front property perfect for a small resort or luxurious estate. $210,000Each 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 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-War. $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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March 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 27 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 and crafts and flea market items were enjoyed by young and old alike. Face painting was a big hit and children adorned with butterflies and flowers roamed the grounds of the Man-O-War Marina. The raffle was held an hour early due to the inclement weather and booths closed earlier than usual, but after all the accounting was done the day netted over $15,000 for the Man-O-War School. Past Flea Market profits have been used to paint the school, inside and out, add a covered area in the front of the school for the children to enjoy their morning break out of bad weather, and purchase books and other materials for classroom enrichment. The students, faculty and parents wish to thank all our patrons and volunteers for all their donations, gifts and hard work. A list of donors and sponsors was posted in the Pavilion. Please help us to show our appreciation by patronizing their businesses.Tony Appreciation NightMan-O-Wars Tony Albury keeps our island clean and has been doing so for the last ten years. He is our sanitation engineer or garbage man. On February 22 the community honored Tony on the occasion of his birthday (we wont say which one) to show our appreciation for the job he does. Mark Gates emceed the evening which began when Tony arrived, still in his work clothes, to the yells of Surprise. He later admitted that the only way Fred Sweeting could get him to the basketball court was to tell him what was up. He went home briefly to change his clothes and returned to take his place of honour in a large rocking chair. After a dinner of hot dogs and hamburgers topped off by birthday cake and homemade ice cream, Walter Sweeting presented Tony with a plaque of appreciation and a chain saw. Tony then opened his other gifts and the crowd sang Happy Birthday. When Tony first volunteered to do this job, the pay was only what the community could afford to give him. After much discussion with local government, Tony was paid a salary that was more in keeping with his job duties. And he takes those duties very seriously. He will tell you when you need to clean your garbage can and will advise you on the proper sorting of your trash. Roadside trash receptacles are never overflowing and always have a trash bag in them. As a result ManO-Wars beauty remains pristine. It is a lovely place to live. We thank you, Tony, for your hard work and dedication. CaysFrom Page 26 More News of the Caysvation proves that all other methods dont hold a candle to spay and neuter. There also are female Potcakes who are purposely bred to mixed or breeded males to get puppies that resemble the mean dog father more than the sweet mother. This practice forever alters the genetic pool of Potcakes (who are perfectly suited for the climate and natural conditions of The Bahamas) and creates competition for professional breeders whose higher prices and better quality are cut by amateurs looking to make a fast buck. Are there puppies still in Murphy Town and Dundas Town? Yes! Before Project Potcake began, we found as many as 15 to 20 litters during each clinic. In October we counted six. Thats a reduction of approximately 75 percent. Spring City, Pigeon Peas, the Mud, Coopers Town and communities north remains a work in progress. They were not included in our January report. Moreover, the full results of Project Potcake will not be apparent for another year or two; thats how long (or how short) a time it will take for the fixed Potcakes to die off. On Abaco, morning glory vines are considered a weed and sea urchins a pest. Elsewhere, they are cultivated, desirable, even LettersFrom Page 27 valuable. So it is with Potcakes. They are absolutely unique. Sadly, few people recognize this. Beyond these shores The Royal Bahamian Potcake is widely considered to be one of the smartest dogs on Gods green earth. Puerto Rico has its Satos. The U.S. has its North Carolina Dogs. The Bahamas has it Potcakes. Are there still puppies to be found after Project Potcakes first three years? Yes! Considering that, due to starvation, disease and other more sinister causes of death, less than half of an average litter survives more than four months, it is almost miraculous and certainly a tribute to the plucky stamina of the Potcake that any survive at all. If there were no Potcakes left, Project Potcake would be a dismal failure rather than one of a handful of highly acclaimed programs that will be presented in April, by invitation, at the Humane Societys worldwide Island Nations conference in Miami. AARF and SNIP stand ready, willing and able to help with all aspects of spaying or neutering of reproductive dogs and cats on Abaco. To make arrangements, please call AARFs Molly Roberts at 367-3262 or SNIP at 367-5031. Yours most sincerely, Kathleen Hargreaves Mr. Tony Albury in the honoured seat Derek A. Lee, BRI Abaco District Managing BrokerRetta Thomas Office Manager Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-4608 Fax: (242) 367-5452 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netMargot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War Cay, Abaco Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.comChristopher PlummerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.comLinda S. Stewart, BRI Broker Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-4608 Fax: (242) 367-5452 Elbow Cay Lubbers Quarters Tilloo Cay Tel:(242)366-3138 Fax: (242) 366-3139 e.mail: lindastewart@abacoinet.com VHF Ch. 16 "Cracker Ps"John CashEstate Agent Treasure Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 e.mail: jic@oii.net www.hgchristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 3/1/02 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES "Yellow Jack" Elbow Cay Lucayos 2 bedroom 2 bath home 1/4 Acre Fabulous Sea of Abaco Views. Furnished # 3709 New Price $415,000."Blue House" Great Cistern + 100 Waterfront on Sea of Abaco. 3 bedroom, 3 bath home Terrific Views of the Sea and the Cays Furnished. #AB 0036 $295,000."Ocean View" Elbow Cay 115 Ocean Beach-front. 4 bedroom, 3 bath home 3/4 acre. Fabulous Ocean Views Beautiful Landscaping Furnished. #AB 0038 New Listing $1,412,000. Elbow Cay North End "Bellfree" almost 1/2 acre 1 bedroom, 1 bath home, great Sea of Abaco Views Private dock. Furnished. # AB 0043 New Listing $1,180,000. Elbow Cay White Sound Area "Aunt Pats Bay" Lot #5 14,914 sq.ft.Great Elevation #AB 5068 $225,000. Elbow Cay White Sound, "Sand Dollar" 3 bedroom, 3 bath Luxury Home 3/4 acre land swimming pool. beautiful Custom furniture, Great elevation, Superb Ocean Views #AB 0003 $1,450,000.Elbow Cay White Sound Area 6.13 Fabulous Acres perfect for development or elegant estate # 3697 $1,820,000.Elbow Cay Marnies Landing "Savannah Hill" 3 bedroom, 2 bath Luxury Home almost 1/2 acre land Superb Sea of Abaco Views #AB 0022 $965,000. Elbow Cay "Oasis" 5.33 acres Sea-to-sea 3 bedroom, 2 1.2 bathHome Great elevation, Superb sea of Abaco and Ocean Views PrivateDock #1481$3,300,000. Great Cistern "The Chandlery" 4 bedroom, 2 bath lovely 2,200 sq.ft. home one acre of land with cabin, called "Heaven" by current owner, perfect for studio. guest house or income property. #AB0025 $375,000. Great Guana Cay "Oceanfrontier Hideaway" mini-resort Beachfront 6 unique 2 bedroom, 1 bath, rental log cabins2,000 gal/day Watermaker Central location #AB 0026 $1,275,000. Green Turtle Cay "Coco Sound" 28 prime residential building sites between Coco Bay and White Sound from 1/4 1/2 acre #AB 5090 priced from $59,000 Green Turtle Cay -104 x 80 Building site #3619 $86,000. Man-O-War Cay "Czanne" 3 bedroom 3 bath Luxury Residence-Large,Elegant Living Spaces Built 1998 Beach Great Ocean View #2861 $1,295,000. Man-O-War Cay "Gauguin" 2 bedroom 2 bath home Furnished, Near Beach Ocean View #3435 $400,000. Marsh Harbour "Running Light" Commercial Over 100 of prime Marsh Harbour waterfront over 1/3 acre. 2,600 sq.ft of Office or residential space in two buildings. Great parking and room for expansion. Private Dock # AB 0042 $800,000. Marsh Harbour Commercial 2,360 sq.ft. showroom, office and warehouse located near main street 14,965 sq. ft. fenced lot. #AB 0031 $320,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Lot #45 Private Boat Slip #AB 5066 $275,000. Sand Banks Bay One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90 of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay. Limited Number Available #AB 5069 from $63,700. Tilloo Cay beautiful building site 14,754 sq.ft. Good elevation Great Views #AB 5062 $42,000. Treasure Cay Atlantis Condominium Unit 2106 -2 bedroom, 2 baths Ground floor Canal Front Private Dock Slip Fully furnished #AB 0041 $170,000. Treasure Cay "South View" 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home. Canal Front Location Great Sea of Abaco Views, Good family home Fully furnished #AB 0030 $340,000. Treasure Cay "Brigantine Bay" 120 Canal front building site. Over 140 deep Sea Wall #AB 5068 $180,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Beautiful 2.68 acre building site. sea-to-sea, between Coco Bay and the Ocean. Good elevations for spectacular views Dock. Fabulous beaches on sound & ocean. # AB 5067 $650,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. 2.68 Acres sea-to-sea between the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay Swimming Pool Dock super views. #AB 0007 $900,000. Green Turtle Cay Splendid hill top one acre buliding site. Great elevation, wonderful White Sound and Sea of Abaco views. #AB 5094 $485,000. Green Turtle Cay Family Residence 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath 2,265 sq.ft. living space on two floors on 1 1/2 secluded acres. #AB 0035 $945,000. Lubbers Quarters "Southwest Point" 2 bedroom 2 bath home. 1/3 acre land Good Elevation Great Views Private Dock beautifully maintained Furnished Excellent Rental History. #AB 0009 $453,000. Lubbers Quarters "Abaco Ocean Club Lot 105" 12,819 sq.ft. 1/4 acre.Beautiful Hillside Building Site Great Sea of Abaco Views. #AB 5097 $62,000. Lubbers Quarters "West Point" 2 bedroom 2 bath home. .287 acre land Good Elevation Private DockFurnished Excellent Rental History. #AB 0008 $442,000. Lubbers Quarters "Abaco Ocean Club Lot 65" 12,326 sq.ft. 1/4 acre. Beautiful Hillside Building Site #AB 5103$49,000. Man-O-War Cay -"Outrageous" 4 bedroom 31/2 bath home. Furnished, Beach Access, Ocean View, Semi-Private Dock. # 2899 $875,000

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Page 28 The Abaconian Marsh 1st, 2002 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 SALE NEW LISTINGS 3 water front lots near Alburys Ferry office, Marsh Harbour A large corner residential lot in Little Orchard SubdivisionLOCATED ON STRATTON DRIVE IN MARSH HARBOUR P.O. BOX AB 20404 ABACO, BAHAMAS 242-367-2719 FAX 367-2359 Abaco Real Estate Agency LtdMarsh Harbour The Crossing lot to the sea ,22,972 sq. ft. Great views Call for info Marsh Harbour The Castle lot 4318 sq. ft. Quiet private area. Call for info 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. Regattas of Abaco 2 bed/2 bath condo, totally refurbished, pool, tennis court, fitness centre, on site rental management. Call for info 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 By Marc Binard Marsh Harbour canine Buster was arrested last week for the murder of Little Harbour resident Duckie. Arresting officer, Jimmy Lawe of the Little Harbour Police Department, stated that Buster surrendered without a struggle. A search of the canine dwelling revealed a down-filled pillow and a partially eaten meal of Peking duck. It tasted like chicken, protested the canine as he was taken away in pawcuffs and muzzle. Citing irrefutable DNA and wire tap evidence, a warrant was issued from the high bench of the Little Harbour Bar by Judge Judy who will hear the case. Too small to support a full time prosecuting attorney, the Little Harbour settlement has retained the services of legendary counselor AuBrie Clarque III, Esquire. Clarque, who has spent more time on the Little Harbour Bar than any other Abaco Barrister, is best known for his high profile divorce cases including last years highly publicized case where his talents allowed a local psychiatrist to walk free without alimony payments. Defending his ability to prosecute a murder case, Clarque stated that there was little difference between handling a divorce or murder case. Typically a divorce case pays better but a murder case tends to be more civilized, usually a better class of people involved, he observed. Marsh Harbour celebrity attorney Johnie Conchrun has chosen to represent Buster on a pro dog bono basis. Conchrun stated that he would make a motion for a change of venue to Cherokee where he feels the Cherokee Beagles would give his Jack Russell client a fair trial. Conchrun further remarked that Little Harbour had a long tradition of hostility toward canines. He observed that presently no canines live or work in Little Harbour. Visiting canines are forcibly leashed while ducks and cats roam freely. Anti-canine sentiment and paranoia have been especially strong since the untimely demise of the elderly resident Duckie last fall, stated Conchrun. Lamenting that Conchrun had been so quick to push the species card, Clarque retorted that this was not a fur versus feather issue,a duck is dead and we will see that justice is done. Clarque protested that Little Harbour has always been open to all species, including canines.Why, we even had a potcake behind the Little Harbour Bar for the better part of a year, he emphasized. Admitting that he had on occasion called for the removal of dogs and children from the bar, he explained that this was for their own protection, Keeps em from getting trampled underfoot. The defendant Buster is presently held without bail in the Little Harbour jail. Known as the Dungeon, this ancient facility dates back to Little Harbours early days as a penile colony. The maximum security facility has never had a successful escape. Meanwhile in Marsh Harbour nightly reports of roving packs of potcakes toppling trash cans while growling Turn over, baby, turn, were confirmed by police who stated they were trying to keep a lid on the situation.Justice May Prevail in Duck Death Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartiments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 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 + 365-4234 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.3655137 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 Inn22 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 Hideaways 50 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Malone Estates 18 hse + 366-0100 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053Hotels and House Rental AgentsTurtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Man-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 House 6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Marsh Harb Airport Motel 367-4402 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 3666334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure 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 + 800-462-2426 + agents who have multiple cottages and houses

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March 1st, 2002 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 Great Abaco Club luxury vacation runtals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale pools, docks, reunions, special occasions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways. 242-3660224 Fax: 242-366-0434 Marsh Harbour, down town, fully furnished two bed/ two bath condominium in gated community. Pool, tennis courts, fitness centre and beach facilities. $2000 per month. Contact Cindy at 242-325-7355 (9-7) Sweetings Tract 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 Spanish Wells, Eleuthera 2 bed, 1 1/2 bath, sofa bed, central A/C, TV/VCR, fully equipped kitchen and much more. Rates for 4 persons $150/night (2 night min.) $600/ week, $1500/ month, $100 per person per week (up to 6 persons). For further info call Lana Russell 242366-0034 ph/fax. RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS 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 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 67Commercial building, 12,000 sq. ft. Call 365-5175 for more info. COMMERCIAL RENTALS Best Buy in Abaco20 acres water front near Marsh Harbour. New road access $200,000 NET. NET. Firm Phone 242-322-4782 Leave Message 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 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 Great Cistern 1/2 acre lot $50,000 net, 1/4 acre lot $25,000 net. Both lots have sea view. Call Donna after 5 p.m. at 367-3472 Guana Cay 3/3 furnished on 1/2 acre w/apt downstairs. $265,000 all inclusive. Photos and info at www.caribpro.com Guana Cay residential lot for sale (1/4 acre) Located just outside settlement, 2 lots in from ocean. Call 242-357-9057. $72,000 Marsh Harbour Duplex 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Near Cherokee Private Sale: 3 bed 2 bath ouse built 1998, beautiful views, additional acreage also available 366-2266 PROPERTY WANTEDWanted to Purchase 2-3 bedroom house in Hope Town area. Call T. Guiness at 561-3354792 or VHF Migrant after Mar. 1st (2 weeks) REAL ESTATE SALESAbaco, Bahamas 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.comAffordable Property Select Homes Serving All AbacoUNDISCOVERED BEAUTY Fabulous home, more than one acre on Sea of Abaco fishing grounds, secluded and romantic. 3 berooms, 3 full baths, fireplace, attached garage with workshop. CBS construction, cement tile roof, dual zone A/C. Covered terraces, fruit trees, dock with davit and more! $676,500 OUTSTANDING VALUE Prestigious Great Abaco Club. Recently built villa style CBS home, deep water dockage with lift and single user dock. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, master spa bath, attached garage. Full-length terrace. Best buy on the site. $589,000 14% RETURN ON INVESTMENT Great Abaco Club. Private and secure. Delightful tropical style villa, CBS construction. Deepwater protected dockage. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. Fantastic rental income. On-site management & maintenance, proven appreciation. $690,000 BEST KEPT SECRET IN ABACO Turtle Rocks. 1/2 acre with good elevation, sightlines to the Sea of Abaco and private beach access, Unspoiled area, secluded yet very convenient. Buy now. $23,000 GREAT ABACO CLUB Wonderful family home or great income producer. Fully furnished and equipped to highest standards. Gated and secure, deep water protected dockage. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, French doores, covered terrace. Beach and health club privileges, consistent property values, on-site manager. $750,000 Wuff-Quack and Co. Councilors at War Dog Flea Alley off Quackoo Street Cat Island February 8, 2002 The above councilors have noticed on many occasions the Duck vs. Jack Russell in The Abaconian and we would like to offer our legal services to assist. But first, could someone answer our questions. Was Duck a permanent resident of Little Harbour? Is Jack Russell a permanent resident or visiting the Little Harbour area? Was an autopsy preformed on the duck to determine the cause of death? Was Jack Russell interrogated and was a lie detector test given? Where are the remains of Duck or was he, as the paper stated, made into Duck Sauce? Did Duck attack first? Would the Owners of Duck and Jack Russell be willing to settle out of court? If the answer to the above is in the affirmative, what would be required? Replace the duck? Restrain Jack Russell from Little Harbour? Funeral costs? We refer you to the Cherokee Decision of Chicken vs. Goat Vol: 1243, Chapter 10, Sub Section QA. Whereas the Chicken was at the time on her owners premises, the Goat entered private property and kicked the me#$ out of the Chicken. The Goat was found guilty and the owner of the Goat was liable for damages. The Goat was sentenced to Fox Hill Prison for 18 months of land clearing. Thank you for any and all information that can be provided. Yours truly, M. Malone Wuff-Quack and Co.Letter Offering Legal AssistanceBy Kathleen Frederick I was siting outside on my porch tonight, and the moonlight on the roof of my neighbors house was like a white rose. And I remember that every day when I walk out of my house, the roses in her garden make my heart well with beauty. Then I remember that she tried to do something beautiful in the community, and she was criticized. Then I remember people that we have lost in our community because of gossip. Then I remember something that I saw on our billboard today, a heart so broken with criticism, that it made me cringe. I wonder about the beauty that surrounds us. And I wonder why we band together in crisis, and why we slay one another with gossip. And that we let gossip control our souls. And I wonder why we are like this to each other. I am not a woman to cry, but what I saw today brought tears to my eyes. I remember my mother telling me, Kathleen, if you cant say anything good, dont not say anything at all. And I remember her telling me not to band together with women who drink coffee and talk. I once heard that God created The Bahamas so that He would have a place to go on vacation. We live in the best place in the world. I wonder if He is now having second thoughts because He told us Judge not, less you be judged. Gossip hurts you. It hurts you as a community, and it hurts our children.Viewpoint from Guana

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Page 30 The Abaconian Marsh 1st, 2002 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 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 Government Notice Ministry Of Public Works Fencing and Clearing at: T reasure Cay Marsh Harbour Governor s Harbour and Moss T own Airport sThe Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas is currently in the process of upgrading security and safety for night landing operations at the above airports. The project is divided into seperate fencing and clearing projects at each listed airport. Chain link fencing will be Schedule 40, 8 ft. tall, with barbed wire. Clearing will be to ground level. The following are the indicative quanties: Treasure Cay Airport: 18.000 feet fencing, 55,000 square yards clearing Marsh Harbour Airport: 17,000 feet fencing, 200,000 square yards clearing Govenors Harbour: 11,000 feet fencing, 55,000 square yards clearing Moss Town, Exuma: 23,000 feet fencing, no clearing Tenders are available at the office of the Director of Public Works at the Ministry of Works, John F. Kennedy Drive, for a $50.00 fee, payable by certified check to Public Treasury Duly completed tenders are to be returned not later than 2 p.m., Thursday 21st March 2002, addressed to:Director of Works Ministry of Public Works 3rd Floor, West Wing John F. Kennedy Drive Nassau, Bahamas P.O.Box N-8156Signed Anita Bernard (Mrs.) Permanent Secretary CentralFrom Page 10 The Cancer Society of The Bahamas, Abaco Branch, held a fund raising rummage sale on February 23 in down town Marsh Harbour. Clothing, housewares and books offered shoppers a chance to buy at bargain prices. This event occurs twice or more times yearly. dress up and boogie down to all that Abaco has to offer this season! Friends of the Environment sponsors environmental awareness on Abaco and the organization works to help protect and preserve the natural beauty that is our heritage and that attracts so many tourists to our shores every year. Tickets are $50 each and are available at the door on the night of the dance.Concert Is PlannedA Magical Musical Moments concert of songs snd instrumental music will be presented on March 16 at New Visions Church in Marsh Harbour. It will feature the music of violinist Jennifer Hudson, violinist and soloist Vicki Hart, vocalist Joan Albury Moss and vocalist Brian Thompson as well as the music of the Jesus group which offers a capella selections and soloists. The music will be a variety of songs from shows and musicals. Tickets are available at the Chemist Shoppe for $10 for adults and $5 for children. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Meeson are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter Alexandria (Lexie) to Mr. Bradley Bond. Brad is the son of Darla and Bill Bond of St. Petersburg, Florida. Brad and Lexie both attended the University of Florida and now work for Price Waterhouse Coopers in Tampa, Florida. They have made their home in St. Petersburg but love to visit Abaco as frequently as possible. Completion of Our RoadsOur local representative, M.P. Robert Sweeting, recently visited Cherokee with the government engineer walking around the settlement and inspecting our roads. Some of them are in deplorable condition and definitely need to be replaced. Even though some of the major sections of roads were replaced a few years back, we have waited several years now for the job to be completed. Hopefully this means that they will soon be taken care of.Second Shell Show PlannedPlans are in the works for a second seashell exhibition and show to be held in Cherokee on Easter Monday, April 1st, at the schoolhouse. Our first show in October 2000, also the first show of this type to ever be shown in our area, was a huge success and well attended by many Abaconians. Since then many persons have asked when will we be having another show as they, too, have prize seashells that they would like to put in the show. If you would like to be included as a exhibitor, contact me at home or Michelle Lowe at the Cherokee Primary School. We will charge a minimal entrance fee and have refreshments available with all proceeds going to the school, the same as last time. SouthFrom Page 4 More Central Abaco NewsRotary Clubs Abaco Scholarship Fund. The tournament was a Texas scramble format, permitting golfers of all skill levels to enjoy the competition and contribute to their teams success. The winning team was lead by Vernon Wells backed up by Mike Keating, Irene Shepherd and William Thompson. David Williams team finished second followed by Steve Pedicans team of all-stars. A 2002 Nissan Sentra was the prize for a hole in one on hole #8. No player was able to score the ace and drive off in a new car. Be sure to give it a try next year! Valdo Prosa put his shot on hole #4 closest to the pin to walk off the winner of a Caribbean cruise for two. Valdo was heard promising to take cart partner Charlie Cooke with him if he won that was before the shot of his lifetime no mention of Charlie after he won! Mike Malone provided plenty of guidance and encouragement to the competitors, for a small $10 donation to the Rotary Scholarship Fund. Outstanding golfer Peter McIntosh of Coopers Town boomed the longest drive on hole #9 to win four cases of Heineken kindly donated by Burns House Limited. Dinner at the Spinnaker was enjoyed by golfers and guests after the tournament. Club NewsFrom Page 19

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March 1st, 2002 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 pecially our young people, only look at the pictures? They cannot read the words. Sounds unreal? Not being able to read is a major problem on Abaco. Lets face it. It is not because of another nationality living here. Our own native Bahamians cannot read. It is so sad. Ask Mrs. Sharon Greene, who provides tutoring service says that reading is one of the main subjects she gives tutoring lessons for. I do not think we should wait for government to implement a programme. We have service clubs on Abaco, Kiwanis, Rotary, Pilot Club which could help. We have a huge population of winter residents who could volunteer to assist. Let us be like the NBA and launch a programme Read to Achieve. I am issuing a challenge to persons who have some time to read to a child, to volunteer at a school to help a child to read. It does not have to be a great amount of time 30 minutes a week maybe. ShermanFrom Page 8 I know a young man age 11 who is changing before my eyes. Why? His parents decided to have him tutored in reading. He is reading but has a long way to go. Each week his reading gets better and though it may take awhile, eventually he will be reading at his grade level level. It is great that parents decided to get him help. I issue a challenge now for those who wish to help. Contact a school near you and volunteer to help with a reading program. If you are turned down, call Mr. Stubbs at Abaco Central High School. I can assure you he will not turn you down.A Nassau TrickI have noticed drivers doing a Nassau trick at the K & S corner in Marsh Harbour. What is the trick? As drivers approach the intersection on Crockett Drive wanting to turn left, they drive through the gas station to turn north onto Don MacKay Boulevard, thus avoiding waiting at the intersection. This is done regularly in Nassau usually at roundabouts. Police, take heed. 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 All Mercurys 135 HP$350050 HP$1700 40 HP$600225 HP$6000 23 fishing boat with 200 HP $7000 Call 367-2326 13 fiberglass dinghy $1000 OBO, 6 HP Suzuki outboard $400 OBO Call 366-2266 Vintage Abaco Dinghy The Windrose 14 just painted Abaco dinghy for sale $8,000 firm See Darwin Sands at Edwins Boat Yard II 21 Aero Sport with stern bracket for outboard motor, motor not included. Asking $4000. 22 trailer, dual axle. Asking $1800. Call Freddie at 367-3177 or 357-6656. 24 (27 overall) Menemsha sailboat, 1972, solid fiberglass, 3 draft, great running diesel eng. 10 HP, four bronze winches, 6 sails, galley, head, 3 bunks w/custom cushions. Just repainted. DUTY PAID. Asking $10,000 ONO. Call 367-3432 W. or 367-3753 H. For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. 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 1993 Ford Explorer (Eddie Bauer Edition) Automatic, 4WD, leather int. A/C, cruise control. $10,000 OBO. Call Terry or Kesha @ 365-8867(h) or 367-2154 (w) 1993 Suzuki Swift, automatic, runs excellent. Asking $2500. 10 x 5 utility trailer $1500. Call 367-4643 1996 Dodge Dakota SLT club cab pick-up 57,000 miles, $14,900. Call 365-8188 1997 Chevy Lumina fully loaded, excelent condition. $8900 OBO Ph. 367-3020 or 3674453. Can be seen at Snap Shop 1998 Dodge Dakota Pick-up SLT Club Cab, low mileage, beautiful condition. Call 365-8188 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 Avon is seeking representatives Phone 3675303 REWARD is offered for information regarding the demise of an elderly duck in Little Harbour last fall. Information is especially sought regarding any sightings of a white duck lurking about the settlement of Cherokee last summer. Information is taken in confidence. Reward is paid in cash. Law Offices of Johnny Conchrun 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 28Harkins Island, Cummins 555 270 HP. DUTY PAID. Commercial regiatration. Ph. 242-365-4465 or 242-365-4695 37 Endeavour 1980 sloop-rigged sailboat w/ Perkins 4-108, 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. $24,500. Moored in Leisure Lee. 357-6722 38 Delta Off Shore Fiberglass 260 HP 3208 Caterpillar engine Turbo charged, 12 KW Northern Lights generator with Luggar engine, 275 gal water, 550 gal diesel, 400 gal gas, 5000 lb. freezer, stabilizers, radar, GPS, VHF, small chest freezer, fridge, stove with oven, sink, hot water heater, head with shower, air conditioned, sleeps 6. Ready to go. Asking $59,000. Call Peter Sweeting @ 365-6035 VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 3672111 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 COMMERCIAL SERVICES MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Have sciatica? TMJ? Lower back pain? Headaches? Get relief with muscular therapy. Call Karen Lane @ 367-5215 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 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 2001 Daihatsu Coure brand new, A/C, AM/ FM, radio, w/tape player, 5 doors. $12,000 Call Darrell at 477-5126 Experienced chef wanted for Spanish Cay Resort. Interested persons only please contact phone 242-365-0083, fax 242-365-0453 E-mail spanishcay@aol.com Need SEASONAL/PART-TIME: waiter/waitresses/bartender and cook. Please call SPANISH CAY RESORT AND MARINA 242-3650083 or fax resume to 242-365-0453. Small company seeks part time machinist knowledge of metal fab, proficient in math (esp. trig.) 5 years or more on job experience, own tools a must. Fax resume to 367-3219 HELP WANTED VEHICLES FOR SALE PERSONAL BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE HELP WANTED

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