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Publication Date: 03-15-2002
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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 03-15-2002
Copyright Date: 2009

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March 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 9, NUMBER 6, MARCH 15th, 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 Ingraham Resigns As FNM Leader After Losing Referendum Hope Town Celebrates Heritage Day Surfers Compete in S. America PTA Wants Better ConditionsA surfing team from Abaco represetnted The Bahamas at a recent competition of the Pan American Surfing Games held in Venezuela. They came in sixth among the eight countries competing. Shown above are, l. to r., Scott Patterson, chaperon Marlene Mason, Andrew Wilhoyte, team manager Patrick McCully, Christine McCully, Lou Kanitsch, Tim Albury, Blake Sands and Joshua Sands. Blake and Joshua are from Guana Cay. The others are from Hope Town. Students at Central Abaco Primary improvise a teeter-tooter with a broken light pole. PTA President Quentin Bastian led a demonstration on March 7 to protest the many deficiencies at the school. See story on page 10. The Wyannie Malone Historical Museum held its annual Heritage Day on March 8 in Hope Town. This year was the 25th anniversary of its organization and it coincided with the opening of Phase 1 of its new building. Heritage Day is a fund raising event and this years funds will go toward the construction of Phase 2 to take place later this year. Shown above are spectators listening to guest s peaker, Director Gail Saunders of the Department of Archives.National Election Set for May 2 By Anita Rolle Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has announced that the general elections will be held on May 2, 2002. Mr. Ingraham has advised the Governor General, Dame Ivy Dumont, to prorogue the House of Assembly. Dame Ivy has been advised to dissolve Parliament on April 3 and to issue a writ of election on April 4. In an address to the nation Mr. Ingraham said he had completed his legislative agenda for his second and final term. I shall not again seek the Office of Prime Minister. This is in keeping with the position I communicated to the Bahamian people in 1992. He went on to say, I am pleased to have done as much as I have, as soon as I did it, to implement the pledges I made and to keep our commitments to you, the people of the Bahamas. The Prime Minister said the Bahamas is a different and better place now than it was in 1992 and that he leaves office knowing that he has given his best in serving the Bahamian people. My fellow Bahamians, he said, Our Constitution requires that I must now return the government to you, the people, to elect whom you wish to serve you for the next five years. He said that in setting the date for the elections he took into consideration new electors who will have their first opportunity to vote to have the maximum period to be on the register of voters; persons who have Please see Election Page 2Register to Vote Now

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Page 2 The Abaconian March 15th, 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 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly 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 TOPSAIL New Schedule as of March 10th, 2002In Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on 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 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour 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 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 By Anita Rolle Bahamians sent out an astounding message last month when the majority voted no to all five proposed amendments in the countrys first referendum. An aggressive campaign was launched by both the PLP and FNM throughout the Bahamas leading up to the historic event. With over 134,000 registered voters, the polling stations opened at 8 a.m. anticipating long queues at the 475 polling stations. New Providence represented 67percent of the voting population, Grand Bahama 17 percent and the other 16 percent in the other Family Islands. As early ballot results were broadcast live over ZNS radio and television it was clear from the onset that a trend was emerging, leaning against the proposed amendments. The gaps between yes and no widened as any chance of change weakened, finally disappearing. Many were caught off guard as hours before the majority of the polling stations had submitted their final tally, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham conceded defeat. In a statement read by announcers over the airwaves he said, The results of the Referendum clearly indicate that the Bahamian populace have voted no to each of the proposed amendments to the Constitution in todays Referendum vote. This is a rejection of the last but one of my assignments. I accept full and complete responsibility for this result. I wish to thank all those who came out and voted in the referendum. I thank you all who made the past nine and a half years of a Government led by me possible. When the final tally was in, approximately 65 percent of the voters voted no while 35 percent voted yes. At a press conference following the referendum, the Prime Minister said that he is ashamed that Bahamians rejected change. I am ashamed, but I accept it. That is the will of the people. He went on to say, I have no regrets whatsoever. People are perfectly entitled to accept or reject any proposition put to them. He felt he was mistaken when, during the referendum campaign he declared the results of the referendum would be indicative of the outcome of the general elections. I said many things that is one of the mistakes I have made.Voters Reject ReferendumTommy Turnquest Will Lead FNM into Next Electionchanged their places of residence to have ample time to have their names transferred to the new constituency in which they will be eligible to vote; persons who might have had problems with their registration in the referendum exercise to have sufficient time to sort out such problems. ElectionFrom Page 1 Free National Movement leader elect Tommy Turnquest was handed the torch to carry the party into the next general election. Officially announced at a conclave, the decision comes following Mr. Ingrahams earlier announcement that he would not be seeking a third term in office. In accepting the responsibility of his new role, Mr. Turnquest said, As leader, I have counted the cost and have determined that I am prepared to pay the price for leading this team into battle and the awesome task of governing our country. The conclave provided an opportunity for the partys leaders and delegates to focus, discuss and organize the election campaign for the upcoming general election and to write Manifesto III. Dion Foulkes, deputy leader designate, now moves into position next to Mr. Turnquest. In an effort to show solidarity among the partys leaders, Foulkes along with defeated leader elect Algernon Allen will serve as co-chairmen of the national election committee.

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March 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 3 VOTE FOREDISON KEY N E W IMPROVEDPLP PLPIMPROVED N E WVOTE FOREDISON KEY HONESTY, INTEGRITY, EXPERIENCEFACTS ABOUT YOUR PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL PARTY CANDIDATE FOR SOUTH ABACO HOMETOWN ABACO BOY SERVED AS SENATOR FOR 10 YEARS SERVED AS M.P. FOR MARSH HARBOURFOR 10 YEARS SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF BATELCO FOR 7 YEARSTOGETHER WE WILL BUILD A BETTER ABACOSIGNED: EDISON M. KEY

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Page 4 The Abaconian March 15th, 2002TT 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 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. 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 CherokeeBy Lee PinderCable Bahamas ServiceCable Bahamas has left information cards at each residence listing the channels they provide, telling us the many different options on how to pay their bill. There is a toll-free Bahamian number listed to call to get instructions for the initial hookup and pre-payment arrangement. I understand that unlike the small Dish system which most of us now have, when the electricity service is interrupted (which does happen on Abaco), you will not be able to turn on the generator and continue to watch the remainder of the program you had on at the time. You must have direct power to receive constant reception.A New Boating RampSeveral local boat owners worked together to build a new concrete boat ramp near the upper end of the creek that will make launching and hauling much easier. The only other ramp is at the bottom of the creek and is quite steep and not properly paved. This year when hurricane season comes along boat owners will be able to pull their boats up much quicker and easier. A new ramp has been talked about for a long time and now we finally have it.School Welcomes Two New StudentsCherokee Primary School has two new students, Charles Whitman Albury from Casuarina and Colton Sawyer from Marsh Harbour. We feel both these boys will be challenged to do the very best they can under their new teachers and we welcome them to Cherokee.Field Trip Is EducationalSome of the students along with their chaperons attended the Heritage Day celebrations in Hope Town on March 8. The younger children in Ms. Sutherlands class made an oldtime toy to take along to the festivities. How many of you remember playing with the spinning button on a string circle (that comes from another time when things werent so complicated.) The children learned about the first settlers on Abaco which each child could claim as part of his own heritage. Hands-on demonstration tables were set up for the students and grown-ups alike to try out some of the skills and hardships of everyday life in the early Abaconian days. Quilting is one of the few old-time crafts displayed that is still practiced in Cherokee today and we hope that it will continue for many years to come. In addition, our fishermen still mend nets by hand. Sad to say platting is now almost a lost art here where in years gone by almost everyone knew how to plat and, of course, there were those special people in the village who used to sew hats or make the fish pots. Not too long ago I watched with fascination as a father made palm frond whistles for his children at one of our cook-outs. He said his father had made them for him and his brothers and sisters. Another simple toy but much beloved and remembered by that father who wanted to share one of his childhood experiences with his own children. When Ms. Gail Saunders from the Department of Archives in Nassau spoke along with many other very interesting historians, she remarked about the difficult times when there were no roads, no electricity and, of course, no telephones. Some of the children are too young to remember, but for Cherokee residents some of these memories are really not that far back. She spoke of early South Abaco News Please see South Page 27 The March 1st issue of The Abaconian gave a report on the highly successful horticulture show sponsored by the Bahamas Farmers Association and the Rotary Club. Mrs. Lee Pinder, our correspondent in Cherokee Sound, contributed a lovely variety of preserves to that exhibition which she made from locally grown fruit. SC Bootle Highway 3 1/2 Miles outside Marsh HarbourJoin us for some of the best Bahamian Dishes you will find in Abaco at affordable prices.For Dinner Reservations Call Us Tel: 367-5331 or 367-5333 Look For Our Sign! Looking For A Looking For A Looking For A Looking For A Looking For A New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To DineThe Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy ParrotMonday Sunday Lunch 11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Happy hour Weekdays 5:30 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy our Bahamian Breakfast! Saturday Morning 8 10 a.m. Sunday Breakfast 9 11 a.m.

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March 15th, 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 @ Abaco Inn

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Page 6 The Abaconian March 15th, 2002Hope TownChurch Has Youth DirectorBy Dan and Brenda Tradal St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town is happy to welcome Mr. Dan Tradal and Mrs. Brenda Tradal to serve as volunteers to direct the churchs youth programs and Family Worship Service. Dan and Brenda reside in Seattle, Washington, when they are not serving the Hope Town congregation. They are affectionately known to the kids as Capt. Dan and Mrs. Brenda. The youth programs are in full swing, reported Tradal. Twenty children ages 7-12 meet on Friday evenings while the junior high and senior high youth meet on Monday nights. All the programs include organized play time with Frisbees, flash-light tag and ping pong. After refreshments the group enjoys singing, skits and Christian living discussion time. The Family Worship Service is 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. All youth and families are welcome. The youth have been working on a community service project to develop a Frisbee golf course. They have been very busy on several Saturdays painting and creating colorful posts for the ninehole course. The hole posts will be installed soon in the play field north of town. The course will be available for the adults of the community and vacationing guests as well as the youth. The youth are eager to schedule their inaugural Frisbee Golf Invitational Tournament. On March 2nd a Banana Mania Extravaganza will include various banana relays and obstacle races and finish up with a huge banana split served in a 20-foot long piece of clean rain gutter! Many adults have volunteered to help make this a fun-filled day of silliness for the Hope Town youth ages 1018. The youth from Epworth Chapel in Cherokee and St. Andrews Methodist in Dundas Town are invited. Rev. Carla Culmer, the minister of all three churches, will join in the fun at Mission House in Hope Town on March 2nd.A Tribute to Ms. Lily BethelAffectionately Known as The Cat Lady November 1939 February 2002 By Deb Patterson Miss Lily, who passed away in her sleep at her residence in Hope Town, will be remembered by residents and visitors for the spunky character she was. Some people can live their entire lives without being noticed, but such was not the case with Miss Lily, who suffered from schizophrenia. Miss Lilys condition was first noticed in the late 1940s when there were no doctors in Hope Town. Suffering for years without a proper diagnosis, Miss Lily was relegated to the attic as a form of control. This unfortunate yet understandable treatment combined with her schizophrenia left Miss Lily with a lot of rage. Miss Lily mostly took her rage out on her parents so the rest of us just accepted her as crazy or genius because she showed both sides. Miss Lily went to the Hope Town School and a classmate of hers tells me that she was the smartest person in the class, and that she was able to complete her assignments with record speed. In the 1970s Miss Lily was finally diagnosed and given medication. When Miss Lily took her medication, she was a very interesting person to talk with. I personally had many conversations with her. Miss Lilys greatest pleasure in life was the love she had for her many cat companions. As a child I would marvel at the names she came up with for her cats. I can still hear her calling them, in her classic high pitched accent, Here, Montgomery, here Puss-In-Boots, here Whitey, here Blacky, here Topsy, here Beauty, here Funny Face, here Snowflake. The interesting thing is that the Snowflakes werent necessarily white, the Beautys werent necessarily beautiful, BUT the Funny Faces ALWAYS had a funny face, so go figure. The point is that Miss Lily was a classic character who shared her life with the entire Hope Town Community. She will be fondly remembered by those who knew her. So, Miss Lily, may you now rest in peace, hopefully with lots of cats to surround you.Great Guana CayBy Emily BethelSurfers Did Great!This is a report on the surfing competition which Blake and Joshua Sands competed in. Their trip is over but their memories will last. What an experience! They arrived back from their trip to Venezuela on February 26 along with the other members of the team. Timmy Albury, who was in charge, and others who went along included Christine McCully, Scott Patterson, Andrew Wilhoyte and Patrick McCully from Hope Town. It was a four-hour flight from Miami, then the fun began. Joshua surfed three days and made it to the quarter-finals. Blake surfed four days and made it to the semi-finals. Eight countries competed and the Bahamas team came in 6th. They all stayed at a resort which served food that was different from what they were use to. That was an experience because when you are away from home, your menu will change along with many other things. No one spoke English, only Spanish, so they had to have a translator and that was something else they were not used to. The whole trip went well and they are looking forward to signing up for other competitions in other places in the future. Well done for such a small team. Congratulations!Post Office Has Limited HoursThe question is asked by visitors, Where is the Post Office? Last year a building was built on the front street and is painted a bright pink. It has two sections where one side is for the Post Office and the other side is used for 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 News of the Cays CHEROKEE AIRCharter Service Flights to all points in the Bahamas and FloridaP.O. Box AB-20485 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas 242-367-2089 242-367-2613 242-367-2530Call us for rates Please see Cays Page 25 Tables on the waterfrontRestaurant, Marina and BoutiqueAir-conditioned waterfront dining, or Drink and dine at the popular patio bar . Phone Restaurant 367-2366 Marina 242-367-4255 VHF Ch 16Monthly dockage Internet access Water, electricity, phones & cable TV on dockDinghy dock for customersSunday Buffet Grill 5 pm 9 pm Wednesday Grill & Fries night Breakfast Monday Saturday 7:30 10 a.m. Wide variety of bar snacks 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 10 p.m.Email: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by Estin & Brown Tip

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March 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 7 Shop& Save Open Mon Thur. 8 am 6:30 pm Fri. Sat 8 am 7:30 pmLocated on Stratton Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone (242) 367-7283 Fax: (242) 367-5767Shop Price Right for Better Service, Better Values & Better SavingsWeve got what you need with everyday specials for everyday itemsQuicker Check-outs,friendly staff, andbetter value for your dollar make shopping at Price Right an enjoyable experience. Established 1929 OFFICIAL ROLEX RETAILER BAHAMASA Tradition of Shopping ExcellenceDrayton Pilcher Manager TT TT T el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 WATCHES JEWELLERY PERFUMES LEATHER CIGARS FUJI FILM P.O. Box 529, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas(next to Mangoes Restaurant on the Harbour)Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Free National Movement supporters celebrated at the opening of the FNM headquarters for South Abaco in Marsh Harbour on March 1. Mr. Robert Sweeting, who has served as Member of Parliament for South Abaco since 1992, is shown with friends who will be supporting him in the upcoming election to be held on May 2. Left to right are Terrance Roberts, Wynsome Ferguson, Mailin Sands, Robert Sweeting and Myreka Flowers Photo by Tim AlyenFNM Headquarters Is Officially OpenedBy Anita Rolle The new South Abaco FNM headquarters located in the Abaco Shopping Center in Marsh Harbour was officially opened on March 1, 2002. Deputy Leader designate of the Free National Movement, Mr. Tommy Turnquest, declared the headquarters officially open before a packed crowd in the parking area just outside the headquarters. Accompanying Min. Turnquest were FNM several party officials including Mr. Michael Pintard; Mr. Desmond Bannister, FNM candidate for Carmichael in Nassau; Juanianne Dorsette Member of Parliament for the Fox Hill constituency in Nassau; and Mr. Jack Albury, FNM Chairman for South Abaco. Member of Parliament for the South Abaco constituency, Mr. Robert Sweeting, who is seeking his third term in office, thanked supporters for their unconditional support over the past years and told them, I will represent Abaco to the best of my ability for the next five years . I am confident that when the bell rings throughout the Bahamas, you are going to vote FNM, FNM! In his address Carmichael candidate Mr. Desmond Bannister, who is also President of the Bahamas Amateur Athletic Association (BAAA), highlighted the amazing successes of world class athletes such as renowned Abaconians Ms. Savatheda Fynes and Mr. Troy McIntosh. He stated that Abaco has helped the Bahamas come a long way in athletics and with hard work and support, foresees even greater success in the future. FNM Leader Designate Tommy Turnquest rendered the keynote address stating that the FNM is still committed to putting people first. He took time to highlight the developments made on various cays and settlements on the island and pledged to continue to work until the island of Abaco is fully developed. Said Min. Turnquest, Robert Sweeting will play an even greater role . no effort will be spared to make it better for Abaconians.

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Page 8 The Abaconian March 15th, 2002 The Editor Says . Another School Crisis All About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Alice Bain, Stephanie Humblestone, Anita Rolle, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Emily Bethel, Marc Binard, Christine McCully, Lee Pinder, Rebecca Risberg, Ashley Sands, Dan & Brenda Tradal 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 . .The Electorate Has SpokenDavid RalphBy S. Timothy Roberts The electorate has spoken, and the voice was loud and clear. As people listened to the radio or watched television, they saw the mechanism of democracy working. As politicized as it became, the general feeling was that people voted according to their conscience and were not swayed by either side. The referendum went down in flames not because of political influence, but because people refused to vote yes to a constitutional change without fully knowing and understanding that change. It was a day of victory for the voter, not any political group. What is being seen, I believe, is the coming of age of the voter. The voter is now demanding the respect of the government and politicians. No longer does the voter just accept what the politicians say; they want to know the whys and wherefores so that they can make an intelligent choice. This is NOT a rejection of womens equal rights or a Independent Parliamentary Commissioner or an Independent Boundaries Commission. This does not mean people are against a Teachers Service Commission or extending the age of Supreme Court judges. However, the people want, in fact, need to know how this will affect the Bahamas today and in the future before they make such a momentous change to our constitution. As we look forward to the general election we can now have confidence. We can rely on our fellow voters to make a well considered choice and not vote for a political party necessarily, but vote on principle and for what is best for the country. For this election the electorate will demand politicians who respect their intelligence and tell them what they will do for their communities and their country. They will need to be convinced that what they are hearing will be more than words. The voters are tired of empty promises and political egos. We, as a people, need to ask ourselves which party will do the best job for the country. We need to see ourselves as Bahamians, not as party supporters. There are many serious issues facing the entire nation, pressures from the global community, FTAA and many other entities, and there many issues we face locally. We, the voters, will make decisions in the coming weeks as regards the entire country, and these decisions will quite possibly make or break the country. It is up to us to go and get the necessary information to make the best choice because we know the information will not come to us. While politicians begin to gear up for the next election, we need to gear up by getting informed and marking the X by the individuals who will lead the country through the difficult issues that lie ahead. It is our choice and we need to equip ourselves to make the best one. By Isobel ShermanSpring BreakIt is that time of year Spring Break. The start of this six week period is the last week in February. I am more aware of it this year as our daughter will be home March 1 for her spring break bring textbooks with her. The day she goes back she has 2 exams and a paper due on the Tuesday. She says she is tired and I know she is but she says it looks like her spring break will not really be a break. For thousands of college students many travel to warmer climates on their spring break, Nassau is flooded with spring breakers .Abaco has even attracted some in the past. The theory about encouraging spring breakers is that when they enter the work place, they often return to the places where they had fun in college. Therefore, spring breakers as tourists are welcome by the Ministry of Tourism. Now I am wondering as I listened to my daughter on the phone of the work she is bringing home to do if all spring breakers have work to do but choose to relax instead? It is a question I will not find an answer to but if any spring breakers are reading this article welcome to Abaco and come back again.Dogs Still a ProblemI read the recent Letter to the Editor response to my article about the stray dogs in Spring City. The basis of my information for the article was from a resident in Spring City who says dogs roam all over and many are puppies. In fact the puppies are often mistreated. While I am on the subject, I once again voice concern over the dogfights which are supposedly held every weekend somewhere near Spring City. Pit bulls are put up against each other, one person told me, for money. The fight is till the death of one or the other dog. I have seen with my own eyes persons walking their pit bulls up and down the hill I live on at night, one having his pit bull pull a cement block up and down the hill. When I asked some students at school they tell me the dogs are in training to fight. As a teacher I knows that many students own pit bulls or desire to own pit bulls not for a caring pet but to fight.Cyber Learning CenterMany people realize that the Cyber Learning Center has computer classes for students but they do not know that they have an excellent tutoring programme after school and on Please see Sherman Page 22 Several years ago classes at the Abaco Central High School were brought to a standstill when the PTA and students confronted authorities with a school boycott over poor maintenance and administration. After months of inactivity, the boycott by students and parents got official recognition of the problems and progress was made. Now the Central Abaco Primary School is going through the same exercise. The school is nearly four years old and has a student population of approximately 650 primary students. The school is built on a prime hill top site. The area was bulldozed clean and the school constructed. The flat solid limestone made an excellent foundation base but bare limestone is hard to landscape. Neither does it make a hospitable playground. Students and staff object to the inhospitable nature and stark appearance of the school grounds. A $90,000 contract was let several years ago to a Nassau firm for landscaping and an irrigation system. The project was cancelled, leaving some parts of the irrigation system in place. The two interior court yards were inadvertently designed to catch rain water from the four enclosing roofs and trap the water. No provision is provided to drain the collected water. This flaw in the design became apparent after the school was occupied and the spring rains came. In four years there has been little or no effort to correct this defect. The pond is shallow and the younger children delight in running through the water or playing at the waters edge. The plumbing has given trouble from the beginning. Pumps have burned out, toilets do not flush and water has leaked through several walls for two or more years. This year in November plywood storm shutters were put up immediately preceding Hurricane Michelle. The shutters were nailed to the walls in a hurried effort to protect the school. When the concrete nails were removed, the area around the windows resemble walls with bullet holes where the nails were pulled out. Before the next storm season the shutters are to be configured for proper mounting but time will tell how long the bullet holes will remain. A tuck shop normally sells basic school supplies and packaged snack foods. However, this leasee at this school is cooking lunches for many of the 600 students which is overloading the plumbing. Sewage has backed up flooding onto the floor and outer walkways. The floor and wall have been chopped open to fix the problem. Earlier, one of the toilet drain lines had to be dug up as the children were using rocks in the absence of toilet paper. We can imagine that the cost of those repairs was equal to many cases of toilet paper. However, the school saved money as they avoided the cost of toilet paper while Council was stuck with the repair costs. Garbage and broken furniture litter the grounds. It is possible that some broken desks and chairs could be repaired and returned to service. Parts from two broken chairs or desks might be combined to give one good chair or desk. Like the high school, there is enough blame to go around. The school administration and teachers should not have passively accepted this situation. The District Superintendent is either derelict in not being aware of the conditions or in not working to correct the deficiencies. The PTA should have been making louder and louder grumbles during the past three years. Then there is the Local Government which has the responsibility for school maintenance. Either they are negligent at not being more active toward school maintenance or were negligent at accepting a faulty building to maintain without asking for assistance from the Ministry of Works or the educational system to bring the building up to acceptable standards. Under our Local Government system, the Council is responsible for school maintenance similar to the responsibilities of a school board. Nassau has school boards but Local Government was given this responsibility in the Out Islands. Now, as we write this, a meeting is being held with the relevant authorities to see what can be done. Top persons from Local Government, Ministry of Works, Education Superintendents office, school administrative staff and perhaps others are now working together to resolve the problems. From our distant vantage point it appears that the Ministry of Works along with the Ministry of Education accepted the building and its plumbing and electrical systems either prematurely or without satisfactory inspections during construction. The typical one-year warranty period after accepting the buildings may have been overlooked as the proper time frame to solve some of the problems. This would have put responsibility for the repairs back on the various contractors or exposed deficiencies in the specifications given the contractors. It is understood that a landscaping contract is about to be awarded to a local company for the school grounds. On completion that may change the looks enough to give the staff and students a school they can be proud of. That would be a step in the right direction. Our high school went through this same process but now it seems to be headed in the right direction with new aggressive administration. Local Government is begrudgingly giving the high school the attention it needs and deserves. Now they need to pay similar attention to the primary school. One other comment. Do you suppose the new 40,000 square foot government administrative building about to be built will be given to us with no landscaping, marginal toilets and a courtyard that converts to a swimming pool after each rain storm?. Of course not! The occupants will not accept it, the builders would be ashamed to have their name on display and government would not want its showpiece building looking like a rummage sale cast-off. It is a known fact that children learn by example. If they are given shabby surroundings with an indifferent attitude by those responsible, they will grow up to perpetuate indifference and shabbiness. The Bahamas will not make it on that premise

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March 15th, 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 Comment on the ReferendumDear Editor, The referendum vote is over. The people have spoken on that particular issue and now we go on to the main event which is the general election. It is the opinion of this writer that a lot of the no votes were supporters of the FNM to show the party that a lot of its supporters are tired of Mr. Ingraham and his hard headed, stubborn, arrogant attitude. It is doubtful if the council members can or will do anything about this situation but the part had better wake up and smell the coffee before its too late. Now concerning the upcoming general election, personally I cant see anyont on Abaco supporting the PLP in the coming election. Why/ Well, because in 25 years of PLP government very, very little was done concerning the infrastructure of Abaco. To my knowledge the law mandates a certain amount of taxes contributed to the treasure by each island community is to be returned to that same island community for infrastructual ukeep and development. Now under the FNM governmetn we are finally seeing some of our tax dollars begin returned to our communities. Just look around. There is none so blind as he who does not want to see. Jim HallTo the Community of Man-O-WarDear Friends Throughout my life I have been blessed. I have had my share of adventure. I have a wonderful loving wife and family, a comfortable home and a terrific community. All in all, the good Lord has been very good to me. On February 22nd, I received a tremendous gift to add to all of the other blessings I have received. The community of Man-O-War gave me the surprise of a lifetime. The gesture and outpouring of love and affection was tremendous, and it is a very comforting feeling to know that ones efforts are appreciated. I have enjoyed serving the community and along with all other residents take great pride in its appearance. I am very pleased to know that I have made my own small contribution. I am very grateful to all who were involved in the preparations for The Event. I shant attempt to mention any names for fear of missing some. Since it was a surprise, I have no idea who they were anyway. I am also very grateful to all who attended, for the gifts and for the plaque. The turnout was overwhelming and I do hope that everyone had as much fun and good food as I did. All I can really say is, my deepest and most sincere thanks to all. My very best wishes, Antonio J. Tony AlburyOur Drivers Cant LearnDear Sir: I read with great interest Miss Bains article in the February 15th edition of The Abaconian regarding Intersection Rules of the Road As usual, Miss Bain exercised her reporting duties in skillful manner, duly reporting the facts. It is these same facts, however, that have gotten my proverbial goat. Yes, four-way and priority stop intersections work effectively and efficiently in the United States. The reasons for this are simple: the drivers are educated, in most cases courteous and they have always lived with controlled traffic situations. I can probably count on both hands how many Abaconians understand and/or comply with the premise of a four-way intersection. If you want to see something amusing, go and sit at the intersection of Queen Elizabeth Drive and Don MacKay Boulevard for about a half-hour. Then put your hand on a stack of Bibles and tell me that a four-way stop can work in Marsh Harbour. I dont think so. Another fine example of Abaconian driving skill can be witnessed at the intersection of Crockett Drive and Don MacKay, particularly during school drop-off and pick-up times. Due to the road being so wide, it seems that most drivers seem to think that they are on 195 instead of Crockett Drive. On occasion I have seen as many as three, sometimes four, lanes of traffic at this intersection, everyone seemingly impervious to anyone else on the road around them. I think it is ludicrous that our illustrious Prime Minister wants to keep our island quaint by denying us sensible means of traffic control. Marsh Harbour is in dire need of at least four traffic lights, not four-way stops, and not priority intersections. We had one traffic light, one of our few claims to notoriety, and lost it to a minor hurricane, but our caring government doesnt think enough of us to replace it and protect its people. Im very sorry, Mr. Clarke of the Ministry of Works, but I blatantly disagree, traffic lights are very efficient means of traffic control, particularly for Marsh Harbour. Perhaps if Abaco was receiving back more than the eight percent return on the funds that we generate for the Public Treasury, we would be able to implement proper traffic control along with other luxuries like sidewalks. I guess it shouldnt be called the Public Treasury, it really is the Nassau/Freeport Treasury, isnt it? I guess thats more food for thought. Best regards, Brant M. AlburyParents Concern Is PatheticDear Editor, For the past 26 years I have been unofficially connected with primary education here in Central Abaco through the fact that my wife has been a teacher, first at Marsh Harbour Primary and now at Central Abaco Primary, since 1976. In every PTA meeting that has been called that I know of, parent participation has been extremely poor. Today, March 7, the PTA committee of Central Abaco Primary held a protest to make their grievances with the schools facilities make known publicly. This committee as well as previous committees apparently were given promises, promises and more promises; therefore, the protest has been too long in coming. It is my understanding that parents were given notice of their expected participation about two weeks prior to the event, but only 20 or 25 parents participated. If that is not lack of concern by the parents, I dont know what is. After all, there are about 600 students in the school. The parents who participated should be highly commended while the others are a disgrace to parenthood. Maybe parents lack of concern is the reason teachers have so many problems with the children. Jim HallIllegal Immigrants Fishing in the BahamasDear Editor, Last year while fishing near Walkers, I was approached by a commercial fishing boat that was about eighty feet in length. The captain was upset that someone was taking the lobster and grouper out of his fish pots and leaving the trap door open. I knew by his accent that he was not Bahamian. In conversation with him he told me he had been brought here two weeks prior to that to captain that fishing vessel. Other fishermen have told me that there are several Bahamian registered fishing vessels fishing on the Cay Sal Bank that have crew from the Dominican Republic. There are dozens of Haitians that commercially fish in Northern Abaco full time, that come in and sell their catch every day. To my understanding; nonBahamians are not allowed to commercially fish in the Bahamas. It is called gainful occupation. l ask that the Ministers of Fisheries and Immigration put an immediate stop to this situation. Most of the money that the illegal fishermen are making is not being spent in our country but is sent back to their homes. This sure is putting a lot of Bahamian fishermen out of work, and a lot of Bahamian children are having to go without. Peter SweetingDont Make More LawsEditor, The Abaconian, As a full time commercial lobster fisherPlease see Letters Page 31

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Page 10 The Abaconian March 15th, 2002 TT TT T ropicalropical ropicalropical ropicalSelfSelf SelfSelf SelfStorageStorage StorageStorage Storage10 x 12 12 x 20 12 x 30Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 tropicalselfstorage@abacoinet.comCentral Abaco Primary SchoolPTA Threatens to Sit OutBy Anita Rolle The Parent Teacher Association of the Central Abaco Primary School held a demonstration protesting the deplorable conditions at the school located in Dundas Town. At 9am on March 7 parents, teachers and the entire student body of six hundred plus students assembled in the parking lot of the school with placards, chanting, Give us a playground, and We want action, enough is enough. The school has been in operation for about four years and is still without basic amenities such as a proper plumbing system, a playground, proper landscaping, a playing field, sufficient teaching staff, computers and sufficient maintenance staff. The parking lot is presently being used as a playground for the children for volleyball, basketball, physical education classes AND a parking lot. Since its inception, the school has been plagued with continuous problems like flooding due to poor drainage, leaking pipes in the walls, sewage back-ups, exposed pipes and open trenches in the school yard, overgrown bushes, no landscaping only rocks and weeds. According to the PTA President, Mr. Quentin Bastian, We have spoken with authorities from the District Superintendent office, Local Government and even the Prime Minister on a recent visit to Abaco, receiving no action and no satisfaction. We are tired of conflicting reports, lies and broken promises. In an interview with the District Education Officer, Mr. Jackson McIntosh, he feels School News THE SUV IN TOWN! GET RALLY CAR NOT RALLY CAR PRICES. All for the Low Starting Price of ON-THE-SPOT FINANCING Loaded with: 4-wheel DriveAir Conditioning Power SteeringPower Windows, Locks & Mirrors Dual AirbagsABS Braking System AM/FM/CD PlayerAlarm System Keyless EntryAlloy Wheels (optional) Coming to Marsh Harbour? Need to rent a car for a day?Rental Wheels across from Boat HarbourTel: 367-4643 ENQUIRE ABOUT OUR RATES Attention Outer Cay Residents that the actions of the PTA say to the powers that be, We dont want you to forget about us. Denying none of the specifics set forth by the PTA, he went on to say, The government along with the Director of Public Works had been in negotiations with a Canadian firm. However, the designs were not in accordance and were therefore never approved. As for the plumbing problems at the school, Mr. McIntosh said that he has learned that from time to time problems such as leaks in the walls have occurred. Said Mr. McIntosh, The faults are related to the water system. When questioned about allegations that a contractor had already been paid to do the work, Mr. McIntosh admitted, A sum of $90,000 had been issued to complete phase one of the landscaping project to include the installation of sprinkler pipes and work on the landscaping. He stated that the status of the compound at present is that completed phase. On the issue of maintenance of the school compound, Mr. McIntosh said that one handyman is shared between Central Abaco Primary School and Abaco Central High School. When asked why this is so, insufficient funds were the blame. However, after further investigations, it has been learned that the handyman is employed by the Council and spends most of his time at the high school. He goes to the primary school from time to time to deal with plumbing problems. McIntosh briefly addressed the student body telling them that he is proud of the fact that they are exercising their right to stand up for what they want. He also stated, A new landscaaping contract has recently been approved and will be issued to a local firm and work should be completed between now and the end of April. Mr. McIntosh, however, declined to name the firm. Parents later protested with their placards outside the District Education office in Marsh Harbour where they chanted, We need action for our children. A press statement issued by the PTA dated March 7th, 2002, reads as follows: We, the PTA of the Central Abaco Primary School, anticipate that by Monday March 11th Please see School Page 11 Central Abaco Primary PTA President, Mr. Quentin Bastian, led a protest to highlight the neglect of the school. Much work remains to be done to create a playground, ball field, landscaping and general building maintenance. He is shown addressing the students and parents in a demonstration on March 7.

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March 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 11we would receive the specifics on what will be done and when it will be done. If the response is not to our satisfaction, we will be forced to have our children sit out classes until appropriate action is taken.Congratulations, Abaco PathfindersBy Isobel Sherman I would like to thank Abaco Pathfinders for the wonderful college handbook they have put together and distributed to grade 11 students at the schools in Abaco. It is an excellent handbook of how to look for a college, how to apply for admission, how to apply for More School NewsMr. Roodatram, Grade 6 teacher at the Treasure Cay Primary School, is shown with a Chinese cabbage plant and the vegetable garden grown by his students for their agricultural science project. Please see School Page 19 SchoolFrom Page 10 First grade students of Central Abaco Primary School proudly show off the science projects that they created under the guidance of Mrs. Nuelessa Major. scholarships and what to do when you get to college as a freshman. I hope they continue distributing this handbook Abaco Pathfinders is selling raffle tickets with an Abacobuilt boat being first prize. All proceeds are to go to scholarship fund.St. Francis de SalesFair Will Offer Fun and GamesThe Annual Fair of St. Francis de Sales School will be held on March 23 on the grounds of the school. Proceeds will go for school projects. At the moment raffle tickets are for sale. The drawing will be held during the fair. All of their usual fair attractions will be there.Government Loan Scholarship ApplicationsBy Isobel Sherman Application forms for the Government Loan Scholarship are available at the District Superintendents Office in Dove Plaza, Marsh Harbour. This is a new application form and according to the instructions the deadline for submission is June 30. However, my advice would be to get the application in earlier if possible. I can be contacted through The Abaconian or at Central Abaco High School if I can assist anyone in filling out the application.Treasure Cay PrimaryStudents Harvest CropsBy Anita Rolle Sixth graders at the Treasure Cay Primary School are very proud of their agriculture science project. They have grown Chinese cabbages and tomatoes on their makeshift garden housed on the school compound. Mr. Roodatram Kawalram, who has been teaching at the school for two years, is pleased that the students are so excited about the project. Crops were sown in January and have been monitored daily by the students, CoralWave... Now at Increased Speeds and Increased Downloads!Sign up & get installed for only $49.95 for a limited time! TYPE SPEED** DOWNLOADSMONTHLY FEECoralWave GEO(128/512kb/s)75MB/month $19.95CoralWave Lite(128/512kb/s)150MB/month $34.95CoralWave(192/1.256Mb/s)UNLIMITED $69.95CoralWave Pro(Up to 1Mb/s)*** Call for QuoteDirectFiber.NET(Up to 1Gb/s)*** Call for QuoteCONNECT AT SPEEDS UP TO%*FASTER THAN DIAL-UP! 3000TOLL FREE SALESE-MAIL WEB[242] 300-2200 info@coralwave.comwww.coralwave.com Based on average dial-up speed of 40 kbps. ** Speeds shown indicate upstream/downstream. *** Determined based on individual client needs,etc.Sign up for CoralWave at the following authorised reseller locations in Marsh Harbour or sign up online at www.coralwave.com:COMPUTER CREATIONS ABACOM Don Mackay Blvd.,Marsh HarbourD&S Plaza,Don Mackay Blvd. Tel:367-2004 Contact:Mike BodamerTel:367-3475 Contact:Malcolm SpicerNOTE:Cable modem service currently available in Marsh Harbour area.Coming soon to other areas.NO PHONE LINE REQUIRED.

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Page 14 The Abaconian March 15th, 2002 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & dinnerPig Roast Every Sunday A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Complete Grocery Line Choice Meats Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand NamesTreasure Cay Shopping Center Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 365-8350 Fax: (242) 365-8352 Open 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru SaturdayWe may be small but we carry it all!FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE WE CARRY TREASURE CAY mini-market mini-market Abaco Marine ConstructionQuality Marine Construction242-366-0224 Fx 242-366-0434 email: docks@hopetown.comDocks Sea Walls Marinas DredgingAll stainless steel fastenersDesign Drafting Permitting Etc.By Alice Bain Snake Cay is now seeing the second half of the cleanup effort launched in 2001. On March 3 students from Huel Mosss Marine Biology class at Abaco Central High School joined with Erin and Ron Pagliaro of Abaco Outback kayak tour company to complete the job they began a few months ago. Unfortunately, it appears that dumping has continued in the area although there was much less trash in evidence than there was before the cleanup began. In addition to picking up garbage, students also erected a sign that they had designed and built, urging Bahamians to protect our environment and drawing attention to the fact that Snake Cay is an area that we all want to see kept clean. The students painted two 55gallon steel drums to be used as trash receptacles. These were installed in different locations at the Snake Cay site and will be maintained and emptied by Abaco Outback, who have kindly volunteered their services in this effort. Snake Cay has been used as a dumping ground for old vehicles. Sunshine Trucking of Marsh Harbour has donated equipment and effort to remove these from the area. At the time of writing, eight of the original sixteen cars have been hauled off, and the final eight are scheduled to be taken away by the end of the first week in March.Snake Cay Clean-up ContinuesErin aand Ron Pagliaro are spearheading a campaign to clean up Snake Cay. Work was begun last summer and students from Abaco Central High School were actively cleaning up again earlier this month. Some of the heavy debris, cars and appliances required a trucking company to remove. Snake Cay is part of a very sensitive eco-system which needs to be protected from pollutants.

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March 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 15 Abaco Hardwareff ff f or Contror Contr or Contror Contr or Contr actoractor actoractor actor s & Homeo s & Homeo s & Homeo s & Homeo s & Homeo wnerwner wnerwner wner ss ss sMon Fri 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.Tel: 242-367-2170 LumberElectrical SuppliesBuilding SuppliesToolsHardwareFencingPaintsMarine ProductsAppliances PlumbingFixtures Cabinets Grills Paint Plumbing & Fixtures Fans & Lights Tools Lumber & Plywood Windows & Shutters Lawn Furniture Brand PartsHardware & Fastenersfor Homeowners and ContractorsPlumbing Supplies Water HeatersYour largest choice of economical Gas AppliancesAt the traffic light in Marsh Harbour Paints 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 The newly enlarged Treasure Cay Library is a show piece with a wide variety of books including a large childrens section as well as areas for juveniles, young adults, reference, fiction, non-fiction, classics, Bahamian, large print and foreign language sections, all well labeled and catalogued. They offer a selection of games, puzzles, video tapes, audio tapes as well as a copy machine, laminating machine and computer all available for the use of the librarys patrons. A recent addition to the building increased the size by two-thirds. Volunteers have worked to equip it attractively. North Abaco News Mrs. Ruth Sands is shown above at her booth at the Treasure Cay Annual Yard Sale on March 9. Many booths provided a variety of food from dinners to snack food. Mrs. Sands offered lunches all attractively packaged as well as a variety of homemade ice cream flavors.Coopers TownPublic Town MeetingThe Coopers Town Committee held a public town meeting on February 11 to meet their statutory requirements. The meeting began more than an hour late to allow the public time to attend. However, by 8:30 p.m. only two persons were there. Additionally, the Chief Councillor for North Abaco, Mr. There was a lot of interest in the book sale held at the Treassure Cay Annual Yard Sale which benefits the Treasure Cay Community Library. Joe Norris, and an Abaconian reporter were present. The annual budget for Coopers Town is presently $42,000. More frequent garbage pick-up was desired. It was suggested that breaking the contract into smaller components might let more people get involved with smaller equipment allowing more frequent collection. There appeared to be no major issues either by Town Committee members or the two residents in attendance.Cedar HarbourCedar Harbour Day Is PlannedMake plans to attend Cedar Harbour Day scheduled for March 30th and 31st in Cedar Harbour. Saturday events begin at 10 a.m. Contests, prizes, Junkanoo rush out, concerts, surprises and games for the entire family. Live remote broadcast. A special church service will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Sunday at 11 a.m.Treasure CayThe Treasure Cay community holds an annual yard sale which over the years has proved to be very popular. It is a fund raising event to benefit the Treasure Cay Community Library. Additionally, a large variety of books, hard back and paper back are offered. The bargains at both the yard sale and the book sale are outstanding. RememberRegister to Vote

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Page 16 The Abaconian March 15th, 2002By Stephanie Humblestone The Silver Jubilee of the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum was held in Hope Town on March 8. Heritage Day, as it is traditionally known, attracted crowds this year flocking to the library playground, seeking shade under the cork tree and milling around the museum and its environs. The theme this year was a re-enactment of the every day life of the Loyalist settlers. Mrs. Suzanne Bethel, Chairman of theHeritage Day Celebrates 25 YearsThe Wyannie Malone Historical Museum in Hope Town celebrates Heritage Day annually. This year, their Silver Anniversary, they featured crafts from the past. The school children demonstrated a variety of skills. In the top left Nicolette Michel is making journey cake. Annie Sawyer in the middle photograph.is braiding cotton rags which is the first step in making braided rugs. Tyler Albur y on the right is intent on making sucket candy from orange rind and sugar. Below on the left Stephanie Sweeting is diligently weaving a hot pad. The last picture shows Sophonia St. Louis and Erin Patterson demonstrating hand quilting. K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury Owner/Manager Please see Heritage Page 17 Wyannie Malone Historical Museum Society, Mrs. Candace Key, Headmistress of the Hope Town School, and members of the community were in period dress, complete with gingham-patterned cotton skirts and frilly cloth caps. As always, the children of the Hope Town School were keen participants. They opened

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March 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 17 Building Materials Windows & Doors Flooring & Roofing Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets Plumbing Fixtures Paints Lighting Fixtures Electrical Items Hand & Power Tools Garden Supplies & MoreClose to the Port Deliveries ArrangedPhone 561-627-9555 Fax 561-625-33663860 N. Lake Blvd. Lake Park (West Palm Beach)Call for your free catalog Super Values & Summer Savings atSAWYERS MARKETLocated in Sawyers Building off Don Mackay Blvd.Tel: (242) 367-2044/5 Fax: (242) 367-2059 FULL LINE OF GROCERIES Frozen Meats in Family Packs Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand Names Wide Convenient Isles Butcher for Custom Cuts Convenient ParkingOpen 7 a.m. 9 p.m. Monday thru Saturday 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Sunday the occasion with a piper parade to Jarrett Park where the ceremonial flag was raised by Mr. Franklyn Russell, a longtime resident of Hope Town and a Wyannie Malone descendent. Mrs. Bethel gave the welcoming address and presented the special guests: Dr. Gail Saunders, Director of the Department of Archives in Nassau, Mr. Keith Tinker, Director of the Department of Antiquities in Nassau, Assistant Island Administrator, Mr. Huntley Christie, Mr. Robert Sweeting, MP for South Abaco, and Capt. Leonard Thompson. These were resourceful people, said Dr. Saunders, acknowledging the resilience and strength of the early Loyalists and their descendants. She spoke of their rich history which they have kept alive with occasions such as this one. Mr. Tinker, who attended Heritage Day last year, expressed his delight at being invited once more to a place which had so much history and background. He emphasized the fact that he is still working towards giving Hope Town the historic status it merits. Capt. Thompson shared some of his reminiscences about growing up in Hope Town and quoted from his book. Mr. Robert Sweeting and his wife Maggie officially opened the new building housing the Wyannie Malone Museum and Mrs. Key invited the public to tour Phase 1 of the building. Mr. Derek Gape presented plans for Phase 2. At noon lunch and refreshments were offered. Rain threatened but fortunately was short-lived and the sun came out as people continued to socialise in Jarrett Park and around the museum site. Its our history, sang the schoolchildren of the Hope Town School, pointing to the red and white tower in one of three songs about their Abaco islands. A new song by Gordon Wynn was written especially for the occasion. Mr. Wynn has cut several CDs of songs about Hope Town, its history and colorful characters. Outside the Hope Town Clinic and along the wall of St. Jamess Methodist Church stands and stalls were set up depicting various aspects of life in Loyalist times. At one table a child sat making and hand painting palm and apple dolls. At other tables children plaited, whittled wax and soap, wove on handmade looms and quilted. Rope and rug making were other crafts. Jump ropes, buzz saws marbles and tops were among the toys laid out on other tables. In front of a sign describing the origins of some of the food staples of the time, children rolled dough, made Johnny cake and sweet candy. After lunch the raffle for a day-long cruise on the William H. Albury took place. Hope Town resident Audrey Malone won the prize. The recently completed Phase 1 of the new Wyannie Malone Museum is full of exhibitsOld Way of Life Is Demonstrated HeritageFrom Page 16 The program for Heritage Day included musical numbers presented by the Hope Town School choir. Guest speaker was Dr. Gail Saunders, Director of the Department of Archives. Accompanying her was Mr. Keith Tinker, Director of the Department of Antiquities. This years program revived many crafts from the old days which the children learned to do. Please see Heritage Page 26

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Page 18 The Abaconian March 15th, 2002 CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONSTOShameka Russell Shameka Russell Shameka Russell Shameka Russell Shameka RussellOn receiving her Associates Degree in Mortician & Funeral Services From Mom & Dad ( Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Russell ) and Grandparents ( Mr. & Mrs. Merlin McIntosh ) Brothers, Aunts & Uncles Port Authority 13 February 02 A Sugar Loaf resident asked for permission to install channel markers leading into a private harbour. The site will be inspected to ensure they do constitute a hazard. A rock break-water was considered and approved for a private dock south of the Crossing Beach ferry dock. Several options were discussed for cleaning up the shoreline of Marsh Harbour where large debris from wrecked and sunken boats is still evident from Hurricane Floyd. Tourism Committee20 February 02 Options to put in place a suitable straw and craft market location were reviewed. An old plan to use the fertilizer warehouse site several hundred feet east of the Conch Inn is apparently quietly being considered and may finally be approved. The need for suitable road signs was brought out without a satisfactory answer. Nearly all of our roads lack identification signs and traffic control signs such as stop, curve and school crossing are nearly non-existent. The lack of flag etiquette was brought out. The Bahamian flag should be either lowered at dusk or be properly illuminated throughout the night. Also when the flag becomes worn, it should be retired and replaced with a new one. Only in battle conditions can tattered and threadbare flags be flown with dignity. Cen. Abaco Dist. Licensing 7 March 02 An application for a liquor license by Harbour View Marina was deferred pending a routine pre-licensing inspection by the Police, Ministry of Works and Environmental Health. An application by Hot Spot for licensing in a new location was deferred pending a further investigation of the parking and suitability of operating out of a private residence. It was thought that Marsh Harbour should discourage this kind of business location. Three Board members will review the situation andLocal Government at WorkThe funeral for Delores Swain 46, of Murphy Town passed away on February. Her funeral was on March 2 at Bethany Gospel Chapel with Bishop Livingstone Williams, Jr. officiating. Interment was in the Murphy Town Public Cemetery. She is survived by her parents Ernal and Ena Swain; daughters Lakeisha Swain and Luneka Edgecombe; brothers Barry, Ted and Bradley Swain; sister Vernita Reckley; aunts Muriel Richardson and Cynthia Curry; nephews Makemo Smith and Rashon Swain; sister-in-law Sarah Swain and many other relatives and friends. The funeral of Capt. Ryan Sanatra Ambrister, 30, formerly of Fox Town was held in Nassau on March 9. Interment was in Nassau. He is survived by his wife Bridgette Ferguson Ambrister; mother Marinetta Whylly; children Elvado, Dominique, Angelique and China Ryan Ambrister; brothers Kevin Wright, Alfred Rolle, Herman Rolle, Derrin, Odell and Clayton Ambrister; sister Edith Ambrister and Theresa Rolle; grandmother Mabelle Butler; aunts Anna Thompson, Francis Rolle, Marvis Williams, Rosemary Butler, Myrtis Butler and Winifred Butler; grand aunts, father-in-law Rudolph Ferguson; brothers-in-law Kirk and Michael, Rudolph Ferguson Jr. Marvin Ferguson, Mark and Marcus Pedican; sister-in-law Jennifer Pedican and Sandra Burrows; and many other relatives and friends. report to the full Board. A comment was made that this could have far reaching consequences as having businesses in homes is a common practice here. Refusal in this case would suggest a review of other similarly situated businesses. The four owners of Abaco Fitness were present and were asked to affirm that there were no foreign owners as had been suggested to the Board. A license for selling wholesale restaurant supplies was granted to Glen Russell for the metal building on the S.C. Bootle Highway behind Abaco Wholesale. Several businesses were approved for used car lots including one person for bringing in pre-sold cars, that is vehicles prepaid and brought in by special order. A complaint was submitted about a local shop selling x-rated materials in a back room. It was concluded this was not illegal but the material should not be accessible to children. Obituaries of Relatives and Friends Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Greater Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Touch of Class, Treasure Cay, 367-2536Pilot Club Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Bayview Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-3114 The Assemblies of God of the BahamasABACO BIBLE COLLEGE 3rd CycleMarsh Harbour, Abaco Dr. Ernie Henson, Principal/Academic Dean 10 weeks beginning April 1st, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Evening Class Teacher Church LocationMonday Music Theory I Linda Henson 1st Assembly of God Marsh Harbour Monday Epistles IV James, Dr. Ernie Henson 1st Assembly of God Marsh Harbour 1&2 Peter, Jude Monday John Pastor Norris Full Gospel Assembly of God Treasure Cay Tuesday Epistles (1&2 Cor. Pastor Dorsett Trumpet Assembly of God Dundas Town 1&2 Thess.) Tuesday Epistles (1&2 Cor. Dr. Ernie Henson Assembly of God Sandy Point 1&2 Thess.) Tuesday Keyboard Worship (6 wks. 1hr) Linda Henson Assembly of God Sandy Point $25 Class Size LimitedThursday Keyboard Worship (6 wks. 1hr) Linda Henson Trumpet Assembly of God Dundas Town $25 Class Size LimitedThursday Synoptic Gospels (Matt, Pastor Evans 1st Assembly of God Marsh Harbour Mark, Luke) Thursday Cults Dr. Ernie Henson Trumpet Assembly of God Dundas Town 1. All Textbooks are on a Cash Basis and must be paid at registration. 2. Tuition must be paid in full within 5 weeks ($50.00 per class)($25.00 audit) 3. Registration Fee $10.00 per Cycle, ($15.00 late fee after 5 days) and the tuition must be paid at the date of registrati on.

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March 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 19 Government Notice Ministry Of Public Works Fencing and Clearing at: T reasure Cay Marsh Harbour 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 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 SchoolFrom Page 11 checking for bugs and rodents which can harm the crop. According to Mr. Roodatram, there are future plans to extend the crops. The harvested vegetables will be given to the hard working agriculture science students.School SportsBy Isobel Sherman The Annual Inter House Track and Field for Abaco Central High School was held March 1 at the adjoining track. Participation was not as high as usual. The student body is still feeling the effects of the recent death of Natanya Gaitor. The winning house this year was Taino who came from third place before the relays and won every relay race to be the winning house. Inter school sports will be held on March 8 at the track in Murphy Town. Prior to that S.C. Bootle as well as Abaco Central held intra house sports to select their teams for the inter school sports.Forest Heights AcademySpeaker Was SpecialBy Rebecca Risberg and Ashley Sands 10th Grade Students I love you more than cooked food! Has this line ever worked for you? Well, it worked for Michael Pintard as he dazzled the upper school students of Forest Heights Academy on Fabruary 20. This extraordinary performance took place at the Anglican Parish Hall and captured more than the students attention. Mr. Pintard, a motivational speaker and poet, decided to pay Abaco and its many schools a visit, enthralling the students as he touched on many issues concerning us today. He spoke of the social, religious, political and economical aspects of life. Using parody, satire and numberous other poetic techniques, Mr. Pintard was able to get a clear and influential message to the youth of Abaco. Follow your dreams!Central Abaco Primary1st Graders Display Science ProjectsBy Anita Rolle First graders at the Central Abaco Primary School had their science projects on display recently. Their teacher, Mrs. Neulissa Major, encourages the students to be creative and original. As students complete science topics in class, they are asked to complete a science project of their choice depicting an area of what they have learned. Parent participation is strongly encouraged in this effort. Mrs. Major noted that the students are excited about the topics and are already looking forward to the next project. The yard at Central Abaco Primary School is bare and ugly with broken desks and chairs scattered around. The court yards have flooding problems caused because proper drainage was not considered at the time of construction. The PTA of Central Abaco Primary School held a car wash on March 9 in the parking lot of AID in Marsh Harbour to raise funds for badly needed school equipment and supplies. More School News A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD.Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, AbacoTel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8 Tel: (242) 367-2020/8Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242 Fax: (242) 367-2242CC CC C OO OO O MPLETE GRMPLETE GR MPLETE GRMPLETE GR MPLETE GR OCEROCER OCEROCER OCER Y LINEY LINE Y LINEY LINE Y LINE DISTRIBDISTRIB DISTRIBDISTRIB DISTRIB UTUT UTUT UT ORS IN ABORS IN AB ORS IN ABORS IN AB ORS IN AB AA AA A CC CC C O FORO FOR O FORO FOR O FOR CHOICE MEATS FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES DAIRY PRODUCTS & FROZEN FOODS FAMOUS BRAND NAMES NABISCO WISE MURRAYS QUAKER DURACELL DEL MONTE BLUEBIRD GATORADE Y our business is our business at Abaco Wholesale... Weve got more of what youre looking for!

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Page 20 The Abaconian March 15th, 2002 JavaA cozy relaxing place to enjoy Espresso, Cappuccino, Coffee, Tea & Baked GoodsAlso find Gourmet Coffee Beans, Books, Gift Items & more . .Royal Harbour Building Marsh Harbour Ph. 367-5523The Bahamas government has the responsibility to protect and manage the fishing resources for the benefit of the Bahamian people. The intent of the law is to allow visitors to catch fish for their immediate enjoyment but not to compete with commercial Bahamian fishermen. The following guidelines apply mainly to visitors. Fishing from a boat owned by a non-Bahamian requires a fishing permit for the boat. The boat is licensed which covers the occupants. This is usually purchased by cruising boats when clearing Customs on entering the Bahamas. The permit fee is $20 for one visit or $150 annually. The permit is valid for all people on board. Foreign owned boats, even if registered in the Bahamas, must obtain the sportfishing license before the occupants begin fishing. Locally, permits may be purchased in Coopers Town and Marsh Harbour from the Fisheries Officers. Boats owned by Bahamians do not need a permit for recreational fishing. This includes 100% Bahamian-owned rental boats. Non-Bahamian fishermen in a boat are restricted to hook and line with a maximum limit of six lines in the water. Anyone may use an electric reel but only five hooks per line are allowed. Six or more hooks on a line is considered long-lining which is illegal. There are restricted areas where fishing is not allowed by any means by any person. The Pelican Cay Park and the Fowl Cay Preserve are two areas in central Abaco where this would apply. No marine resource may be taken from the park areas. Marine resources include everything in the water; fish, shells, rocks and seaweed. Since the marine parks do not have signs and fenceposts, it is wise to give them extra clearance so there is no question as to your location. The Fisheries officers strongly suggest that you do not combine a fishing trip with a visit to a park. If a Fisheries officer boards your boat in a park and finds fish on board, problems will ensue since you cannot prove where they were caught. Also, if you are out deep sea fishing and a Fisheries officer finds dive equipment on board as well as fish, problems may arise. Spear-fishing is not allowed by anyone in the coastal zone of Abaco defined as within two hundred yards from the coast of Abaco as measured at the low-water mark. This prohibited zone is the same for all Family Islands except Freeport which has a one mile exclusion zone. Recreational divers may not spear fish, or catch conch or crawfish while using an underwater air supply of any kind. Commercial Bahamian fishermen need a license to catch crawfish with a compressor but cannot use SCUBA gear. Licensed Bahamian fishermen may fish by free diving to any depth, but are restricted to the 30 to 60foot zone when using compressed air and having a compressed air license and then only to catch crawfish during the season. All divers may spear fish while free diving but are not allowed to use power guns or trigger-operated guns of any kind. The most common spear used is the Hawaiian sling. Bang-sticks using shotgun shells for personal protection underwater are allowed but must have an annual firearm license from the Police and permission by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. The following bag limits for fish apply to all non-Bahamians, whether in a foreign boat or Bahamian boat regardless of the fishing method. A combined total of six fish per person per vessel for kingfish, dolphin and wahoo. All other migratory fish caught, unless it is to be eaten, shall not be injured unnecessarily but returned to the sea alive. Vessel bag limits are 20 pounds of scalefish, 10 conch and six crawfish per person at any time. The possession of turtle by non-Bahamians is prohibited. Grouper and rockfish weighing less than three pounds may not be taken. The bag limits may be legally taken to Florida when the vessel leaves the Bahamas. Any fish within the bag limit can be given away to friends or others but visitors who sell or exchange their fish for accommodations or dockage are subject to prosecution. Note that the limits must match the number of people. For instance, four people can have 80 pounds of fish. If one person leaves, 20 pounds of fish should accompany him, leaving 60 pounds for the other three. This also applies to boats returning to Florida as the U. S. authorities respect these limits. Visitors with crawfish must ensure that they do not exceed the limit of six per person at any time. The limits are not accumulative for successive days or for people no longer in your group. Legal size for crawfish caught by anyone is a minimum tail length of five and one half inches (5) or a three and a quarter inch (3) carapace (shell) length. Egg bearing females must not be disturbed. The eggs are visible as a red mass (berries) under the tail. The closed season on crawfish is from April 1st to August 1st and applies to everyone. There are no limits to the amount of fish that can be legally purchased by visitors. However, amounts above the bag limits should be documented with receipts and invoices to clarify the origin of the fish. Bahamians may have any quantity of fish but must observe the minimum sizes. Any crawfish in freezers of Bahamians, second home owners or visitors on April 1st, the first day of the closed season, should be documented with a letter to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. You may or may not be inspected by a Fisheries officer to verify the quantity. The bag limit applies to freezers ashore as well as boats. Remember that the amount of fish must match the number of people in the house for non-Bahamians. Only adult conch may be taken by Bahamians and visitors. The adult conch is identified by a wide and well flared lip on the shell. Juvenile conch have a thin lip which has not yet flared. Help keep conch plentiful in the Bahamas by leaving the juveniles. One other rule prohibits fish resources to be imported into the Bahamas without the Ministers permission. This is to avoid any misunderstanding as to whose fish are on board. If you have fish on your cruising boat when you enter the Bahamas, they are presumed to be Bahamian and must be within the bag limits. The Abaconian compiled this information from the two Fisheries officers assigned to Abaco, Mr. Carroll Laing in Coopers Town and Mr. Wayne Cornish in Marsh Harbour. They may be contacted for further information.A Summary of Fishing Rules S. C. BOOTLE ANNUAL SPRINGFEST S. C. BOOTLE ANNUAL SPRINGFEST S. C. BOOTLE ANNUAL SPRINGFEST S. C. BOOTLE ANNUAL SPRINGFEST S. C. BOOTLE ANNUAL SPRINGFESTF E A T U R I N G F E A T U R I N G F E A T U R I N G F E A T U R I N G F E A T U R I N G Another reason to come up North! Sweet EmilySweet Emily Sweet EmilySweet Emily Sweet Emily Sweet EmilySweet Emily Sweet EmilySweet Emily Sweet Emily 3 Point Basketball TournamentFoodConch Fritters Home Made Breads Abaco Pies Popcorn Cotton Candy Conch SaladChicken, Fish and Rib DinnersSee Students for Dinner Tickets Chicken, Fish and Rib DinnersDanceDance DanceDance DanceFeaturing: AJ the DJ Brian Williams Don Dorsett ...and many moreGames Bingo Hoopla Punch Board Darts Dominoes Tournament Dunk the TeacherSaturday, March 23rd, 2002 S. C. Bootle High School Coopers Town 10:00 am Until BIKE-A-THON

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March 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 21 The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel stationThe Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Hotel Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool The Bistro restaurant and bar Full service dive centerThe Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: moorings_conchinn@oii.net www.moorings.comCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. Were waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaTides Pelican Harbor April 2002By Alice Bain The second annual Reef Ball, sponsored by Friends of the Environment, was held at the Pavilion at Abaco Beach Resort on March 2. Attendance at what is becoming one of the social events of the year was successful the 300 tickets that Friends initially printed sold out quickly and an extra hundred had to be made to cover last-minute demand. The Modern Vintage, a Nassau band, once more provided music for the affair, playing a mix of Bahamian and American dance hits. The crowd packed the small dance floor, and by the middle of the night people were spilling over into the seating area. The resort provided a variety of buffet items, most popular of which was the fresh seared tuna with wasabi sauce. Various local businesses and artisans donated items to be awarded as door prizes. These included gift certificates, art objects, sculptures and ceramics.Friends Hold Reef BallThe Friends of the Environment sponsored a fund raising Reef Ball for the second year. Again they had the popular Modern Vintage band from Nassau for entertainment. The organization promotes preservation and conservation of our natural resources. The Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts in Nassau will be performing an original Bahamian drama written by Abaconian Richard Fawkes from Sandy Point. The play, Facin duh Mirrah, was written while Mr. Fawkes was in California and was first performed there. The play will be performed eight times between Marsh 26 through April 6 and will feature several Bahamian actors. It will be directed by Mr. Graham Thordarson.Abaconians Play Will Be Performed

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Page 22 The Abaconian March 15th, 2002 STANDARD HARDWAREMarsh Harbour 242-367-2660, 2881, 2820 Fax 242-367-2645 Contractors Ask about our special price scheduleA full stock of electrical hardware for contractors and homeowners From inside to outside From roof to floor There's plenty more Inside our store Special homeowner pricing on major projectsRepresenting the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 By Christine McCully It was the first time that The Bahamas has ever competed in the Pan American Surfing Games. The competition games took place on February 19 24 on Margarita Island located off of the northern coast of Venezuela. The island is mountainous and has both arid desert and humid rainforest climates. It is lined with beautiful beaches and has aqua coloured water similar to that of The Bahamas. The history is similar to ours in the sense that they, too, were once inhabited by Indians, the Caribs, and have numerous landmarks of forts from the days of pirates. Our research on the internet prepared us for this lush island of happy people and beautiful landscapes. As for surf we did not know what to expect. We had come to represent The Bahamas in surfing and that we did. We flew to Caracas and had to wait in the usual Immigration lines to enter the country. It was here that our junior team displayed their innocence in entering a foreign land for the first time when Joshua Sands responded to the question, Where are you from? with a big smile replying, Guana Cay! One of the others who had travel experience quickly said, The Bahamas. We hopped on our flight to Isla de Margarita. We were welcomed graciously by Venezuelans and proceeded to meet all of the other competitors. Team USA and Costa Rica were our neighbours and befriended us from day one. The hotel was occupied entirely by surfers so we all had that tribal commodity, we were surfers! Opening day began with an Olympic-like parade of each countrys athletes and team organizers. We were entertained by a band playing a calypso beat march. The first day of competition there were small oneto twofoot waves that allowed some competitors to show their stuff. The following three days, the much anticipated swells came in, eightfoot beach break close outs that gave the strong paddlers the advantage with a little luck of the draw for all! The Bahamas did extremely well placing 6th as a team out of eight countries and had four competitors who made it to the semifinals in their divisions. We also had three team members who surfed in two different divisions in order to score points for the team which proved to be very important in the end. Andrew Wilhoyte was the youngest mens body boarder ever to compete in these games. The team was well liked and they displayed gracious manners in attitude throughout the games. You can be proud that these athletes represented you, The Bahamas. A special thanks goes to our team manager Patrick McCully. Our team and placing in each division are as follows: Manager: Patrick McCully Open Mens (short board) : Lou Kanitsch 25, Tim Albury 29, Scott Patterson 29, Blake Sands 15 Junior Mens (short board): Andrew Wilhoyte 25, Joshua Sands 17, Blake Sands 17 Long Board Lou Kanitsch 7, Knee Board Scott Patterson 7 Mens Body Board Andrew Wilhoyte 11 Womens (short board) Christine McCully 9, Womens Body Board Christine McCully 5 Team supporter and chaperon Marlene Mason In order of place the following countriesSurf Team Competes Internationallywere present at the games:1 Venezuela, 2 Guadalupe, 3 Peru, 4 USA, 5 Argentina, 6 Bahamas, 7 Ecuador, and 8 Costa Rica. There are 16 countries in the Pan American Surfing Association but September 11th put a damper on many of them attending. The Bahamas Surf Team is organized by the Bahamas Amateur Surfing Association which is sponsored by many Abaco businesses. If you are interested in competing in our next regional surf series or helping out in any way, please contact BASA at 366-0309. The schedule for the Abaco Surf Series is as follows: March 16th, April 1st and April 15th. All dates are tentative and weather permitting. Call the number above the night prior to confirm the competition. ShermanFrom Page 9 Please see Sherman Page 30 Saturdays. Their main focus is on math, spelling, English and penmanship. Students are given one-on-one help. The reward is being able to go onto one of their 14 computers. In some cases tutoring in reading and math is done with the computer. Owned and managed by Sharon and Keith Greene, this is a great service that is being provided since most students on Abaco are not at their proper reading level. Most students need help in the area of mathematics.Trucks AgainBy Isobel Sherman I know this may seem pointless to write about again but I am forced to by my conscience. I have begun walking again, this time in the afternoon after school. I walk Forest Drive. I also drive home from school on Forest Drive. Once again the big tractor trailer trucks come speeding along Forest Drive. Students walk on both sides of the road with cars coming in the opposite direction. Yes, I know this will end when the new government dock is completed but until then couldnt these trucks travel more slowly or do they get paid like the jitney drivers in Nassau by how many trips they make. CALLFORFREEBROCHURE1-800-558-5464 (256) 439-0170Visit www.jpking.com For Pictorial Tour GUANABEACHRESORT& MARINABahama Island ParadiseSELLING IN PARCELS, MANY ABSOLUTEGreat Guana Cay,Abaco,BahamasMaybe there are dreamier beaches than the powdery seven-mile beach at Great Guana Cay in the Abacos, but I dont know where. My idea of total escape. US Air Magazine Eight-suite resort hotel with condo potential 24-slip marina Several beachfront parcels Freshwater pool and poolside bar Named to Top Five Beaches and Top Five Romantic Hideaways by Fodors for five consecutive years World-class sport fishing One of the worlds largest barrier reefs is only 150 feet off shore Fantastic snorkeling, swimming, sailing, diving, and reef fishing Just an hours flight from South Florida and a 20-minute ferry ride from Marsh HarborISLAND AUCTIONSATURDAY, MAY 25 1 P.M.

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March 15th, 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. Lauderdale............................ 367-2800 American Eagle Miami ..................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau ........................................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Bch....................... 367-3415 Discover Orlando Golden Airlines Ft. Lauderdale ................ 954-359-8020 Island Express .................................................... 367-3597 Lynx Air International Ft. Lauderdale ..... 954-772-9808 Major Air Service Freeport .............................. 367-4826 Twin Air Fort Lauderdale ................................. 365-8677 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. .......... 367-4852 Abaco Air Charters ........................................... *367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ...................................... *367-2089 Local charter companies serving S.Florida and within the Bahamas Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay Marina 75....F...... 353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House ................15......F...... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club ......32......F...... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina ..15................ 365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F...... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service.10......F...... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F...... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26 ......F...... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183 ......F...... 367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F...... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F...... 367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes ...................29......F...... 367-2366 Port of Call................24......F...... 367-2163 Abaco Yacht Haven....7................ 367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16................ 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways................... 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina........6 ......F...... 366-0154 Sea Spray.................24......F...... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F...... 365-0083 Guana Cay Guana Beach Resort.22 ......F...... 365-5133 Orchid Bay................32......F...... 365-5175Boats coming from U.S. can clear at Walkers Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour. Medical Services Marsh Harbour Abaco Medical Clinic...................... 367-4240 Abaco Family Medicine.................. 367-2295 Government Clinic....... ................... 367-2510 Coopers Town Gov. Clinic..... 365-0300 Green Turtle Cay Gov. Clinic.. 365-4028 Hope Town Gov. Clinic............. 366-0108 Sandy Point Gov. Clinic........... 366-4010 Treasure Cay Corbett Clinic..... 365-8288 Dive ShopsMarsh Harbour Dive Abaco ........................................... 367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Shop ..................... 367-4646 Hope Town Daves Dive Shop ................................ 366-0029 Froggies .............................................. 366-0024 Guana Cay Dive Shop .................... 365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop .................... 365-6013 Treasure Cay Treasure Divers... 365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures .................. 365-8111 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Shop ............................ 365-4411 Green Turtle Divers ............................. 365-4271 Rentals Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals.............................. 367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ...................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................... 367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals ............................ 367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals ......................... 367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals ...................... 367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals......................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars.. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals ............................. 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals ...................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ........................... 367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals .......... 367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals ............... 477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental............................... 365-4084 D & P Cart Rental............................... 365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss ........................ 365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.... 365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals ................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts.................................... 477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals ................... 365-5195 Guana Cay Cart Rentals..................... 365-5016 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................... 365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals .............. 365-6072 Water Ways Boat Rent..... 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals.................. 366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals....................... 366-0380 Daves Dive Shop Boat Rentals.......... 366-0029 Hope Town Cart Rentals ...................... 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .............................. 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .................. 366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals ...................... 366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals ........... 366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals .............................. 366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent................................... 365-8193 C & C Boat Rentals............................ 365-8582 Claridges & Chriss Cart Rentals........ 365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals ............................ 365-8623 JIC Boat & Cart Rentals...................... 365-8465 Resort Cart Rentals ............................. 365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals ............................. 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ............................. 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks................ 365-8749 Tours & Excursions Marsh Harbour Abaco Outback by kayak.................. 367-5358 Hope Town Froggies by excursion boat ................ 366-0431 Treasure Cay Abaco Adventures by kayak............. 365-8749 Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless notedAlburys Ferry ServiceMarsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute trip :15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm24 5:30 Hope T. to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 34 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip 10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:30 Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 30 minute trip :45 am 10:15 1:15 pm 3:305:30 Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour 30 minute trip 8 am11:30 2:30 pm 4:45Fare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $ 8/$12 Children $4/$6 Charters any time Phone 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries leave from Crossing Beach Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries leave from Conch Inn Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from Crossing BeachGreen Turtle FerryGreen Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t Daily 8 am 9 11 12:15pm 1:303 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay Daily 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult fare $7 (Children $3) Round trip $11 Additional to some destinations Charter any time Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Channel 16Abaco AdventuresTreasure Cay to Guana Cay Daily 10 am Sunday 12 noon Guana Cay to Treasure Cay Daily 4 pm Sunday 3 & 5 pmFares One Way $10 Round Trip $20 Charter any time Phone 365-8749 VHF Channel 16 Sandy Point Patrick Roberts .......366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows.366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain .........366-4107 Floyd Burrows .......366-4175 Links Adderly .........366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows .......366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder .........366-2163 Jay Sawyer..........367-3941 Justin Sands ..........367-3526 Terrance Davis .......367-4464 Danny Sawyer ......367-3577 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 March 15th, 2002As Reported to Stephanie Humblestone A man living in the Mud was gun-butted by three men he knew on February 18. The incident happened in the Mud and resulted in minor injuries. The same man was attacked with a cutlass and was threatened with a black hand gun the next day, February 19, by the same men. A resident of the Mud was attacked with rocks and bottles on February 21 by two neighbours, one being his brother-in-law.. A resident of the Mud reported that two men fired gun shots at his mothers house on February 21, resulting in damage to the windows and structure. A man from Nassau and the Mud was arrested on February 22 on Crockett Drive for possession of marijuana. He was charged and released on bail. Three Jamaican nationals were arrested on February 23 for being in possession of marijuana. They were all charged and now await arraignment. A woman and two family members in Mount Hope were arrested on February 23 when found in possession of a half ounce of marijuana. Two live flowering marijuana plants were found in the yard. They were charged and released on bail. Two men from Nassau staying at Treasure Cay were found with marijauna on February 23. They were arrested, charged and released on bail. A man living in Pigeon Peas was attacked on February 24 near Sawyers Market. A group of young men, one of whom he knew by face only, beat him about the body with a baseball bat and stole $200 from him. A woman from Murphy Town reported that two men broke into her residence on February 24 and stole a satellite card. A Marsh Harbour man was attacked by two men on February 27. The victim suffered minor injuries to his face and hand. An elderly Marsh Harbour man reported on February 27 that while walking along the unpaved section of the Stede Bonnet road, he was assaulted, his cane was taken, he was pushed to the ground and pepper spray was directed into his eyes.Police Report Each office independently owned and operated Located one building east of Memorial Plaza.P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasPhone: 242-367-2992 Fax: 242-367-4800 Email: coldbank@abacoinet.com LIGHTBOURN REALTYMaking Real Estate Real EasyAbaco AgentsBrent Cartwright Mailin Sands Beth Ruzicka Bill Johnston Chris Farrington Casuarina Point 3/1 house on double lot, 391' of canal frontage, quiet area. $299,000 Cherokee Sound 3/1 home, quiet location, private porch, furnished. Call for more details Hope Town 3/2 new home, outside decking, very private, entertainer's delight, furnished. $475,000 Hope Town 3/2 home on double lot, nicely landscaped, lovely location, many extras. $495,000 Guana Cay beach front lot, 10,000 sq. ft. $119,000 Hope Town Established restaurant on the harbour, fully equipped, residence included. $1,495,000 Palm Ridge 2/1 home with sleeping loft, 3 acres, 100' beachfront, very private. $455,000Man-O-War Cay 1/1 cottage, centrally located, rental potential. $140,500 Great Guana Cay 3/2 home, spacious ocean view, decking, incomplete in-law suite. $355,000 Little Harbour 2/2 new home, very quiet area, offers great views of the ocean. $550,000 Man-O-War Cay Just reduced3/2 home, one lot from the beach. Owner built!. $415,000 Marsh Harbour 4/2 home, fantastic location, views of the Sea of Abaco, private dock. Reduced. $710,000 Green Turtle Cay Marina Village adjacent to the Bluff House. Vacant waterfront and hilltop lots. Starting at $82,000Cedar Harbour DayContests, Prizes Contests, Prizes Contests, Prizes Contests, Prizes Contests, Prizes Junkanoo Rush Out Junkanoo Rush Out Junkanoo Rush Out Junkanoo Rush Out Junkanoo Rush Out Concerts Concerts Concerts Concerts Concerts Surprises, Games Surprises, Games Surprises, Games Surprises, Games Surprises, Games Fun for the Entire Fun for the Entire Fun for the Entire Fun for the Entire Fun for the Entire FF FF F amilyamily amilyamily amily Special Church Service 11 AM March 31 Ebenezer Baptist ChurchMarch 30Dont Miss Dont Miss Dont Miss Dont Miss Dont Miss

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March 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 25 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"As Reported to Stephanie Humblestone Cental Abaco Magistrates Court of February 18, 2002 Darius McKenzie of Dundas Town appeared on three counts of shop breaking. The matter was adjourned to March 18 for trial for counts 1 and 2. For count 3 the defendant pleaded guilty and was fined $700 or eight weeks imprisonment. Niles Pinder and Roderick Malone appeared for housebreaking. Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre requested six months of treatment for both defendants. They were remanded to Sandilands until May 14. Dion Wallace of Nassau appeared for possession of forged currency notes and pleaded not guilty. The matter was adjourned to May 6. Jessica Russell and Jean Claude Timothy appeared for possession of dangerous drugs and pleaded not guilty. The matter was adjourned to May 8. Jean Claude Timothy of Marsh Harbour appeared for possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply and pleaded not guilty. The matter was adjourned to May 8. Luckner Laurent and Jimmy Laurent appeared for possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply and pleaded not guilty. The matter was adjourned to May 8. Iphody Simeon of Marsh Harbour appeared for causing grevious bodily. An adjournment was requested and granted to May 9 as the defendants counsel was unable to attend. Josue Altido of Pigeon Peas appeared on an unnamed charge. The matter was adjourned to February 28. Ian Knowles of Murphy Town appeared for charges of assault with deadly weapons and two charges of assault. He pleaded not guilty to count 1, guilty to counts 2 and 3. The matter was adjourned to May 9. Joseph Jacques Louis of the Mud appeared for forgery, possession of forged document and uttering a forged document. The defendant pleaded not guilty on all counts. The matter was adjourned to March 7. Ed. Note: The police have informed The Abaconian that Akintunda Sukoma Johnson was named as appearing in court on February 14. He was acquitted prior to that court date. The police regret any inconvenence caused by this oversight.Court Report paying electric bills or other government business. The Post Office is opened three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m to 12 Noon. You can collect or drop off mail then. It would be nice to see a sign put in place so that all who are wonder where the Post Office is would know just where to drop off those beautiful post cards to family members and friends.Crawfish Season Is Soon ClosingThe season has almost come to a close and most of the crawfishing men have not been able to get their last catch because of the windy weather which weve been experiencing. The men are hoping they will all be able to get out and get a few days in before the end of the month. Time does fly by from the opening of the season to the close. The weather has to cooperate for a good catch.Cookbook Raises FundsThe Guana Rescue Team has put together a second edition of their cookbook now for sale. When visiting Guana Cay, you can inquire about the cookbook at the Guana Grocery, Sea Shore Gifts, Orchid Bay Marina and Dolphin Beach Resort. It has some history of Guana along with nice photos of the island and, of course, lots of tasty recipes. Enjoy! All proceeds go to the Guana Rescue Fund.Resort Is for SaleThe Guana Beach Resort held an auction on their property on March 9 to sell furnishings and accessories of all kinds from kitchen supplies and furniture to silk plants and building materials. On May 25 there will be an auction of the resort property held at the resort. The real estate has been divided into 15 lots. Anyone has the opportunity to purchase any of this property. The sale is absolute which means that there is no minimum price. For a free brochure, call 800-558-5464 or 256439-0170 CaysFrom Page 6

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Page 26 The Abaconian March 15th, 2002 Donna Sands, Agent forReal Estate andRental Cottages Waterfront or Hilltop Homes and Lots for Sale Home Fun in the Sun Go Fishing or Diving Explore the Islands Discover our BeachesGolf Cart & Bike RentalsTel: 365-5195 VHF 16 Young LoversOn Great Guana CayBetween the Deep Blue Ocean and the Turquoise Sea of Abaco Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 3 bath 15 ft. wide slip $266,000 Phase II 3 bed / 3 bath 12 ft. wide slip $266,000 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg. 3 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip $182,000 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip $194,000 Bldg 4 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip $194,000 Bldg 5 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip $194,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Garden/Pool View 1 bed / 1 bath beginning at $70,000 2 bed / 1 bath beginning at $105,000 Marina View 1 bed / 1 bathbeginning at $78,000 2 bed / 1 bath beginning at $121,000 VILLAS Ocean Villa Subdivision 2 bed / 2 bath special garden location. Starting at $194,000 Beach Villa Subdivision Garden villa 2 bed / 2 bath extra features Starting at $151,500 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool / waterfall 2 bed / 2 bath octagonal house $275,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 2 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other featuresStarting at $412,500 Plus 14% closing CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,169,000 "Sea Grapes" Directly on the ocean modern CBS fully tiled 3600 sq. ft. home on extra large lot with 215 ft. frontage. Features 3 bed / 3 bath, fully equipped kitchen, large living / dining area (open concept). Two bedrooms / living / dining / kitchen all face ocean side and have direct access to beautiful garden and beach. Garage and utility in main house with additional detached garage / work shop / storage. Grounds fully landscaped with irrigation / sprinkler system. $2,225,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES "Burns House" canal front 2 storey 2,250 sq. ft octagonal home. Lower 3 bed / 2 bath living / family, utility and screened porch. Upper vaulted ceilings living / kitchen, master bed / en suite bath $652,000 "Honey's Home" canal front, 2 storey home on extra large lot with direct 200 ft Greenway Beach access. 3 Bedroom, 3 bath, fully furnished with many xtras including backup generator, RO system, boat lift, work-shop/garage, cabana, etc. $769,000 Safe Harbour Canal front with excellent elevation. Octagonal 825 sq. ft. garage / efficiency guest house with plans for main house. Dock with power in place. Must see. $369,000 Laguna brand new canal front, octagonal home, fully furnished, 3 bed/ 2 bath, modern open concept, living/dining/kitchen plus partially covered deck. Perfect island retreat for some lucky family $676,500 Island Times 2500 sq. ft. modern spacious 3 bed / 2 1/2 bath, living/dining/kitchen opening onto covered patio facing waterfront. Double garage/ utility. Extra adjacent lot. Total frontage 108 ft. $830,250 SANDPIPER BEACH "Point of View" 3 bed / 2 bath split level open concept home with cathedral ceilings and skylights. Master bedroom suite accesses large ocean-side deck with beach, beach and more beach $1,476,000 BRIGANTINE BAY ESTATES "Sea Cliff" newly completed 2 storey CBS home fully furnished. Living / dining / kitchen downstairs, bed rooms upstairs. Direct greenway access to Treasure Cay beach $431,000 Sableau Soleil Canal front with dock. Island simplicity home, 3 bed / 2 bath, detached garage with half bath. Waterfront view from master bedroom and open concept living / dining / kitcen$430,500 WINDWARD BEACH "Hughes" Exceptional beach lot with high ocean front elevation. Two storey, open lower level. All living upstairs. 3 bed / 2 bath, open concept, living / dining / den / kitchen. Your imagination completes this house. $523,000 Coconuts Two ocean fron lots with 3 bed/2 bath CBS family/beach home. All bedrooms and living/ dining/kitchen have full ocean view. Bathrooms have outside access. Many extra features including pool, detached garage and VW automobile. Must see. $875,000Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information. We not only sell here, we live here and love it.Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.net Member VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE Windward Beach / Oceanfront beginning at $150,000 Canal Front beginning at 99,000 Golf Course / Interior beginning at 25,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLDBy Marc Binard In a daring daylight escape, canine murder suspect Buster escaped the confines of the Little Harbour jail. Known locally as the dungeon, the maximum security facility had previously enjoyed a reputation as a chamber from which no man had ever escaped alive. Apparently slipping his chains while jailers enjoyed lunchtime libations at Petes Pub, Buster commandeered an ancient Land Rover to make his escape. The suspect canine led LHPD officers on a high speed chase down the Little Harbour Beach Bypass. The chase ended abruptly when, not surprisingly, the British vehicle broke down. I should have tiefed a Bronco, Buster was heard to say as he was lead back to the Little Harbour jail under heavy guard. Little Harbour Police chief Jimmy Lawe, under fire for lax security at the jail, explained that both guards were required to take their lunch breaks together. It is a serious breach of departmental policy to drink on duty, alone, he explained. This policy is presently under review by the LHPD staff psychiatrist who will determine the detrimental psychological effects, if any, of drinking on the job, alone. Jury selection continues in the Duckie murder case, a case which has drawn international attention and notoriety. While denying defense attorney Johnie Conchruns motion for a change of venue, Judge Judy of the Little Harbour Bar did open up jury selection to include the Cherokee beagle population. Judge Judy explained that it would be The Prayer CenterDo you need to pray in a quiet atmosphere? Are you burdened with cares and need someone to pray for you? Then come to the Prayer Center for a prayer rendezvous.Pray alone or simply leave your prayer request with us.Dundas Town opposite National Insurance BuildingPh: (242) 367-5811difficult to choose a jury of twelve from the LH population of nine. Prosecuting attorney Au Brie Clarque III, esq. was dissapointed with the decision. Clarque had proposed using the traditional Mayor Daleys vote early and often system whereby three of the nine jurors would have been allowed to vote twice. Responding to reporters questions from the poop deck of his new Hinckley, Quacks Deduction Duck Too stated he was shocked and wounded by recent allegations by Busters defense team that he had contracted a Little Harbour Mob hit on Duckie in order to collect on a large insurance policy. These false allegations have driven me back into therapy with LH quack psychiatrist Dr. Canard, lamented Duck Too. When questioned regarding the source of funds for his new boat and sports car, Duck Too responded that they were funded by a nest egg that he and Duckie had set aside for retirement. Meanwhile, in Marsh Harbour roving packs of potcakes continued their nightly raids on trash cans. Veterinarians offices were also said to be under heavy guard.Buster Busts Out!and attracts many visitors. During the day plan for Phase 2 a replica of the Balcony House in Nassau, were on display. Construction is scheduled for later this year. Members of the museum society worked hard preparing for this special 25th anniversary. The Chair of the Society is Mrs. Suzanne Bethel, a Wyannie Malone descendent. The three Vice Chairmen are Candace Key, Tony Bennett and Debbie Patterson while Elaine Bennett is Secretary. Directors are Chester Thompson, Gladys Jones, Shirley Higgs, Lucille Russell and Derek Gape. Advisory Consultants are Dorothy Shrier and David Webb. HeritageFrom Page 17

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March 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 27 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 life in the other cays and settlements of Abaco, but, as so often happens, Cherokee was not mentioned. We also can trace our ancestors and heritage back to that same era with many of the family names she mentioned, such as Albury, Bethel, Lowe, Pinder, Roberts, Sands and Sawyer all still being present in our settlement today. Maybe it is because this all-important history was not properly recorded back then, but there are many stories that have been told and re-told within Cherokee family life and many old maps that prove that we, too, were here back then. Maybe someday someone somewhere will discover this evidence to help us prove our small claim to some of Abacos history instead of always being treated like the forgotten stepchild.Sea Shell Show Is PlannedHopefully, this years sea shell show planned for Easter Monday, April 1st, will be just as successful as the first one. We definitely have promises of many new and different displays and hope to have local artists who will be showing their work. We feel sure this event is destined to become an annual event in Cherokee. The judging will be finished by 11 a.m. and the show will be open to the public shortly thereafter. Food and drink will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to the school. We hope you will take advantage of the holiday and come out to see the many seashells collected locally as well as some from other parts of the world that we will have on display for our viewers. We dont think you will get a disappointment, as some of the old timers like to say.Local Government South AbacoBy William Johnston On March 7 the South Abaco District SouthFrom Page 4 Town Planning Committee reviewed seven building permit applications. Six were approved with construction values in excess of $400,000. One application for a fence was deferred because the applicant neglected to attach the plan for the work to the application form. Two buildings were proposed for Little Harbour, two for Yellow Wood, one for Bahama Palm Shores and one addition for Sandy Point. The Port Authority for the South Abaco District also met. The main item of interest under discussion was collection of revenue for moorings and docks in Little Harbour and Cherokee. Due to fact that some people have been paying their fees in Marsh Harbour instead of Sandy Point, it is difficult for the Port Authority to ascertain who has paid and who has not. Official notice is soon to be published informing mooring and dock owners in the South Abaco District that payments for docks and moorings should be made in the South. Recently nine real estate agents from four companies had an agent home tour in Hope Town. The agents toured a total of fourteen exclusive listings. The companies that participated in the day-long showing included Bahamas Realty, Coldwell Banker, H.G. Christie and Sandra Evans Real Estate Sales. Real estate companies know that the most effective way to sell real estate is to have a team of professionals working cooperatively together to sell each property. Each agent involved makes a point of knowing and being familiar with the inventory in their area in order to better serve their clients. This offers anyone interested in buying property the best possible service. Prospective purchasers can feel confident in knowing that they need only use one realtor to see all available listings. These agent tours have proven to be so effective that they are being planned on a regular basis throughout Abaco. The agents involved would like to thank the homeowners, who were so gracious and accommodating, for helping to make the day such a huge success.Agents Tour HT Properties The Ministry of Tourism Invites AllBonefishing GuidesEnter The Bahamas Bonefish Championship Competition to be Held April 4

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Page 28 The Abaconian March 15th, 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 Castle lot 4318 sq. ft. Quiet private area. Call for info Marsh Harbour Don MacKay Boulevard on the hill, 3 bed x 2 bath furnished / central air, closed in patio, seeparate laundry room. $165.000 Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores, beautifully kept home with views of the harbour, 3000 sq. ft., fully furnished, central air condi tioning, standby generator, property 165 x 225, boat house, enclosed grounds Call for info 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 $42,500 Marsh Harbour The Crossing lot to the sea ,22,972 sq. ft. Great views Call for infoLeslie 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 Martial ArtsThe Four Winds Martial Arts Association recently held its Second Annual Open Karate and Promotion Tournament in Nassau. Sarone Kennedy of Abaco participated in the tournament placing first in the Seniors Fighting Category and ended up in second position in the Seniors National Championship. Kennedy has been participating in martial arts for the past seventeen years. He is a member of the Martial Arts Association Executive Board, Chief Instructor for the Bai Sung Institute #19 and is Secretary for the International Board. The tournament included participants from around the Bahamas and the United States, displaying Kung Fu, Karate, Ju Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do and Tai Chi Chun skills. The Four Winds Martial Arts Association has twentyfive schools spanning several countries including the Bahamas, United States and Cuba. Also participating from Abaco was Marvin Bethel, who placed third in Weapons.Tennis Association Is FormedBy Anita Rolle The first Annual General meeting of the All Abaco Tennis Association was held earlier this month when a new executive board was elected. The new board members are as follows: President is Claudius Rolle, Vice President Sharon Greene, Secretary Valerie Taylor Assistant Secretary Jane Uiberreiter, Treasurer Neulessa Major, Assistant Treasurer Leddi Neophytou and Councillors Brian Nottage, Bobby Russell and Caroline Smith. One of the main goals of the association is Sports Newsto acquire a parcel of land in a central location from the government to construct tennis courts. Plans are already underway for upcoming workshops and tournaments. Interested persons may contact any board member for further information. Sarone Kennedy of Casuarina Point is shown with the trophy he won at the Four Winds Open Karate and Promotion Tournament recently in Nassau. Mr. Kennedy is proficient in several martial arts disciplines. Remember Register to VoteArea 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.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort8 rm 365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Elbow Cay Prop 43 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 22 rm 366 0095 Hope T 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 + 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsMan-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Marsh Harb Airport Motel 367-4402 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy 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 15th, 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 rentals 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 (9-5) 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 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 property for sale on Don MacKay Blvd opposite Callenders & Co. 90 on main road by 300 deep, Call 242-367-4918 COMMERCIAL RENTALS 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 bedrooms, 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 doors, covered terrace. Beach and health club privileges, consistent property values, on-site manager. $750,000OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERTIESERTIES ERTIESERTIES ERTIES On Green Turtle Cay : The beach: Charming furnished cottage on 1/3 acre with ocean view. Firm $236,000 1.46 acres on Atlantic Ocean. 150' on beach. $480,000 Two one-third acre lots on Bight O Bay beach. 90' frontage. $222,000 each Fourteen lots across from Bight O Bay Beach. Waterfront on Inner White Sound. 1/2 acre and up. Starting at $78,650 One-third acre on Atlantic Ocean beach. 66 frontage. $183,000 Green Turtle Estates: Two story 4 bedroom, 2 living rooms, 3 baths ocean views throughout. 125 steps from ocean beach. Nearing end of construction. Plus fully furnished completed 2 bed 2 bath kit/liv/din guest house $720,000 Quiet waterfront: Furnished two bed two bath with views of Black Sound. Use of shared private 100 dock. 1/3 acre. $325,000 White Sound: Four inland lots within 5 minute walk of waterfront and public dock. $47,200 each G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-242-365-4234 Fax 1-242-365-4636 e-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/oceanbluBluff Harbour: Two waterfront lots 140' total frontage. Dock site. Gorgeous views $430,000 Inner White Sound: Two bedroom suites; 3 bath: Kit/liv/dining fully furnished villa on water. In pristine condition. Good rental income. $275,000 Coco Bay: Four unit income producing 2 bed 1 bath apartment complex. Fully furnished. Water views. Dock. Laundry. Two years old. $700,000 plus closing One-third acre. Five minutes walk to beach. Owner needs to sell. $42,000 Stunning new home. Interior still under construction. All materials on site to complete. Truck. Golf cart. 2 bed 2 bath. A/C throughout. Views of ocean, Guana Cay and Sea of Abaco. $775,500 On Munjack Cay: 10 acres. Dock. 320 on Sea of Abaco. Good elevation $300,000 On Little Ambrigris Cay: 10 acres with good elevation and beach. $515,000Sales, Rentals and Property Management Property and Houses FOR SALE 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 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 Near Cherokee Private Sale: 3 bed 2 bath house 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) Ed Newell Cindy Roberts Newell Tel/Fax: 242-365-8752 or Cellular 242-357-6570 www .abacoestateservices.com BREA Members Treasure Cay, Abaco Beach House Estate Sans Souci Ocean Blvd. $2.3 m Exclusive Listing Viewing by Appointment Only ABACO ESTATE SERVICESPROPERTY MANAGEMENT SALES RENTALS www.abacos.com rentals real estate activities information cost-effective-ads Tel: 321-254-4901 Fax: 321-242-1356 Property and Houses FOR SALEGreat 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 Little Harbour 1/2 acre, great elevation, spectacular ocean views, desirable area, excellent building site, elec. and dock, available $98,500 net. Call 359-6064 Marsh Harbour Duplex, 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Marsh Harbour, Govt. Sub 2 bed/2bath house furnished, fenced yard, 105x120 property. Call 367-5343 or 242-477-6661 Treasure Cay Royal Palm condo on Mariners Cove with boat slip, 3 bed/3 bath. Asking price $249,000. Ph/Fax 242-365-8248 Classified ads in this paper bring resultsThe Abaconian is read by over 10,000 persons

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Page 30 The Abaconian March 15th, 2002 Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Firehouse CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service Centerformerly Television Service Center Employment OpportunitiesABAB ABAB AB AA AA A CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L TDTD TDTD TD .. .. JANITORS & BUTCHERSApply at Sawyers Market Benefits: Pension Fund Medical Insurance Regular hours five day week Vacation schedule 1 5 years = 2 weeks 5 10 years = 3 weeks 10 + years = 4 weeksApplication forms available at Abaco Wholesale, Marsh Harbour BreakfastI write many articles about reading, math, parents who care and once again I am writing about something many persons take for granted. Breakfast. Not eating breakfast affects the learning ability of students. It can lead to low blood sugar, thus fainting and or dizziness. The problem is a huge one at the high school and I suspect it is the same at most other secondary schools. It seems that many primary school children do eat breakfast but once they reach secondary school the number of students who eat breakfast decreases as they go up in grade level. What is the solution? If homes cannot provide breakfast, maybe an enterprising person could get a vendors license and sell inexpensive breakfast before school.Bahamasair Discontinues West Palm FlightBahamasair announced recently that the flight from Marsh Harbour to West Palm Beach has been discontinued a plight for tourists and residents alike. A & W Travel told me that there are not enough seats on the two carriers still traveling to West Palm Beach to accommodate the number of passengers. In addition, there are probably not enough seats now for persons wishing to travel to Nassau with that additional flight gone. Once again we need more seats to Florida either with another airline one of the existing airlines adding additional flights. What really scares me is that now that seats are at premium airlines can charge whatever they feel like. One resident was quoted a price of over $700 on US Air on a round trip ticket to West Palm Beach. Bahamasair says they are losing money. Excuse me, Mr. Gottlieb, for whom I have a great deal of respect, but Bahamasair should be making money. No one can tell me that the West Palm Beach run was not lucrative except for the slow period in the fall. I would like to support my national flag carrier but now I too must submit to the fares of the other airlines. ShermanFrom Page 22Woman To Woman Lets TalkThe Woman to Woman Network is hosting a weekend for women on March 22-23. Guest speaker will be Min. Yvette Cargill from Nassau, who will share her experiences with overcoming cancer. Ms. Cindy Armbrister will teach the healing properties of writing and will explain the therapeutic benefits of keeping a journal. A general invitation is extended to womens groups to be part of this event.

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March 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 31 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday to Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday to Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 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 Ping Pong table with accessories, brand new, $500 ONO Phone 367-4500 BRAND NEW Whirlpool 14 cu. ft. refrigerator with top freezer $350. Whirlpool 30 stove w/ digital top controlls, self cleaning $350. Also GE 40 gal water heater, super efficient, 12 yr. warrenty model $350 and GE 80 gal water heater super efficient 12 yr. warrenty model $400. Call 477-5943 or 366-2115 Kentzwell model, 2500X Digital keyboard $3000, Cassio Midi electric guitar, very rare $1000, Korg 2000 voice digital mide processor $1000. Call 477-5943 or 366-2115 All Mercurys 40 HP$600225 HP$1000 23 fishing boat with 200 HP $7000 Call 367-2326 1996 Yamaha Waverunner III 650 35 hours on engine. Completely redone. Asking $5000 OBO 357-6851 or 477-5660 3 Sunfish One complete and two need sails and rudders. $2100 ONO Phone 367-4500 13 fiberglass dinhy $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 14 Abaco Dinghy, good cond. $8000. Call Edwins Boat Yard #1, 365-6006 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 22 C Dory cabin cruiser, Sleeps 2, ice box, outriggers/electric down riggers, snapper reel, 115 HP Mariner, SS prop, trailer $17,500. Call Art Heck 366-3047 or 366-3016 23 Proline fiberglass boat with 200 HP Yamah outboard, hydraulic steering, VHF, GPS. $8000 Phone 365-5195 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. Converted US military mule / Garden Master, 4x8 power load platform, all alloy = no rust, 6 speed, 4 wheel drive, will carry 2000 lbs. spare engine, easy parts access. $5000. phone 477-5943 or 366-2115 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 1995 Toyota Tercel 5 speed, A/C, AM/FM radio & CD Excellent condition $5000 ONO 1991 Honda Accord Special Edition automatic A/C AM/FM cassette, excellent condtion $6000 ONO Phone 367-4500 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 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. Driver with public service drivers licence Must be able to drive standard shirt. Telephone 3576965 23 Ranger 1995 with 1998 Yamaha 250 salt water pro series engine. Boat valued at $25,000, asking $17,000 ONO. Phone 367-4500 25 Mako 200 HP Yamaha with very few hours, center console, Bimini, 2 fishing chairs, VHF, cushions, etc. MUST SELL due to move from the Bahamas. Sacrifice price. $12,000 DUTY PAID. On display at Abaco Outboard, Marsh Harbour. Call 367-2452 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. Asking $21,000 Ph. 242-365-4465 or 242-3654695 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 WANTED BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS 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 VEHICLES FOR SALEPerson to share use and maintenance of 27 Polaris sloop docked at Treasure Cay canal lot. SAYLAVIE@BATELNET.BS 242-365-8114 HELP WANTED POSITION WANTEDYoung Christian lady seeking live-in position to care for an elderly person. Call 3674730 or 367-4568 between 9-5 A caretaker postion wanted preferably for an elderly man. Call 367-5169 Fynes Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay Fynes@msn.com VEHICLES FOR SALE98 Dodge Dakota Pick-up SLT Club Cab, low mileage, beautiful condition. Call 365-8818 1999 Ford Explorer 4 WD, fully loaded, like new, 30,000 miles. Call 365-8055man for the past twenty-three years and part time eight years prior to that, I have noticed that over the last five or six years the size and quantity of our crawfish have declined tremendously. This in my opinion is because our laws are not enforced as much as they were a few years ago. We have some people out there fishing year round for lobster. A lot of undersized ones are taken. This is why our lobsters are getting smaller each year. It is very unfair for the majority of fishermen to be punished for the guilty. I regret to say as an FNM supporter all my life that I have not seen a Defense Force boat on the fishing grounds for the past eight or nine years. Prior to that you were certain to see them on the fishing grounds at the opening of lobster season. You never knew when they might show up. Believe me it made a big difference. I asked the MP for South Abaco about this. He told me that they have to keep all the Defense Force boats in the Southern Bahamas to stop the Haitians from entering our country. I agree that this is important, but is it not important to protect our fishing industry? When the FNM Government came to power, the tax on gas was raised about thirty cents a gallon. This was a heavy blow for the fishermen. I stand to be corrected but my understanding is that the tax on gas is around on dollar and fifteen cents per gallon. I fish about one hundred and fifty days a year. Each day I use at least twenty-five gallons of gas. That comes to twenty-eight dollars and seventy-five cents per day. That is almost forty-five hundred dollars a year that each dinghy pays tax on gas. Then there is also the revenue on the export on lobster. Each dinghy will pay nine to ten thousand dollars each year taxes on gas and export revenue not to mention the tax on diesel for the big boats. If there are two hundred dinghies fishing on Abaco, the revenue on gas, diesel and export on crawfish would be over two million dollars. It is penny wise and dollar foolish not to protect our fishing industry. If our laws are not soon enforced, there are going to be a whole lot of people out of work and a lot less revenue. I think we deserve a Defense Force boat stationed in the Northern Bahamas. Ironman LettersFrom Page 9 By Anita Rolle The family of Scott Galen, bodyguard to songstress Aaliyah, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the record company Virgin Records. Galen was killed, along with Aaliyah and seven others, in a plane crash at the Marsh Harbour Airport in August 2001.Follow Up on Plane Crash

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