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Title: Abaconian
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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 04-01-2002
Copyright Date: 2009

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Title: Abaconian
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Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 04-01-2002
Copyright Date: 2009

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 9, NUMBER 7, APRIL 1st, 2002 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #5050 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 7571 N.W. 78th St. Medley, FL 33166-7530 Forward and Address Correction By Alice Bain Mr. Amos Ferguson of Ferguson Associates, Architects and Planners from Nassau, addressed the Abaco Chamber of Commerce on March 14 in a meeting held at Sapodillys Restaurant in Marsh Harbour. He gave a short talk about zoning and land useland use can be residential, commercial, recreational, educational or industrialand by zoning you introduce regulations that allow legal recourse if the land use plan is not followed. Marsh Harbour presently does not have any zoning in place. He explained that the role of the town planner is to take the goals and wishes of the community and to chart a clear and logical path to achieving them. Mr. Ferguson gave a definition of town planning and talked about the difference be-Chamber Guest Advocates PlanningMarsh Harbours Growth Needs GuidelinesScouts Enjoy Kayak AdventureCub Scouts with their leaders enjoyed their experience as they learned about our environment on a recent kayak trip. They explored the Marls off The Crossing just north of Crossing Rocks. For details about their trip see story on page 13.Tourism Recognizes Partners Royal Bank Opens Renovated Branch in Treasure CayNative son, Mike Smith, MP, on roght, is presenting Administrator Benjamin Pinder with a certifcate of appreciation for his efforts on the tourism field. The Ministry of Tourism honoured Industry Partners on March 22. Please see story on page2. Please see Planning Page 30 Royal Bank held an official Grand Opening ceremony of their new location in Treasure Cay on March 21. Shown above is, center, Gov. Julian Francis of the Central Bank, cutting the ribbon. To his right is Mr. Ross McDonald, Vice President in the Bahamas and Cayman Islands and Mr. Nathaniel Beneby, Area Manager, Family Islands, and to his left is Mrs. Sylvia Poitier, Manager of the Treasure Cay Branch, who is assisting in cutting ribbon, and Ms. Joyce Coleby, Manager of the Abaco branches. The newly renovated branch office will continue to be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The branch offers a full range of banking services. Advance Clocks One Hour April 7stDaylight Savings Time begins 2 a.m. April 7. Set your clocks ahead one hour earlier either at bedtime on the 6th or on the morning of the 7th.

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Page 2 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic light Weekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAILLeaves W. Palm Beach Tues. Arr. Nassau Weds. & Marsh Harbour Thurs. Sails Sunday for Nassau & FloridaIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404By Alice Bain The Abaco Ministry of Tourism held its first annual Industrial Partners Reception on March 22 in conjunction with William Brewer Company/Bristol Cellars. Marsh Harbours own Impact Band provided musical accompaniment to get the party started. The Ministrys Kendy Anderson welcomed the assembled crowd to the proceedings and the always debonair Mr. Don Cornish provided a short opening speech. Antoinette Davis, the Ministry of Tourisms Senior Manager for the Abaco area, introduced the keynote speaker for the evening, Mr. Michael Smith, Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Tourism and Member of Parliament for the South Beach constituency on New Providence. Mr. Smith delivered a short adCALLFORFREEBROCHURE1-800-558-5464 (256) 439-0170H.G. Christie,BrokerVisit www.jpking.com For Pictorial Tour GUANABEACHRESORT& MARINABahama Island ParadiseSELLING IN 14 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. dress on behalf of the absent Tommy Turnquest, and directly thereafter Mrs. Anderson announced the awards to the Ministrys esteemed Industry Partners. Mr. Smith assisted in awarding the certificates. An impressive list of people, organizations and companies were awarded, amongst them Senior Island Administrator Everett Hart, the Customs Department and the Immigration Department. Awards went to resorts, bonefish camps, kayak tour companies, hotels, restaurants, bands, taxi drivers, reporters, ferry services, banks, airlines and local artisans among other categories.Tourism Awards Abaco Industry PartnersBy Alice Bain The Abaco Chamber of Commerce held a meeting at Sapodillys restaurant on March 14. Mr. Don Cornish of the Abaco Ministry of Tourism addressed the members on Abacos summer Goombay Festival. The festival has been held for five years now (the 2002 summer season will be the sixth) and is held every other weekend during the months of June, July and August. The festival started off at Crossing Beach but outgrew that location during the first year and was moved to a stretch of road directly in front of Dove Plaza, which is cordoned off for the events. Mr. Cornish wants to clear up some misconceptions about Goombay. It is not, he said, a party for natives. Neither is it an opportunity for crime. In fact, the large crowds and the police presence at every Goombay Festival should act more as a deterrent to crime. Mr. Cornish explained that Goombay is not a fund raiser for the Ministry of Tourism. Goombay costs money Mr. Cornish estimated that each Festival costs approximately $10,000 to put on, $2,000 of which is just in paying for the music. Mr. Cornish stated that Abaco needs to offer a balanced tourism productand that tourists that come here are often in search of our native culturethe Bahamian Experience. Goombay provides an outlet for the energy that tourists bring to Abaco and provides a cultural experience that Marsh Harbour is not otherwise able to supply. Because Goombay provides a service for tourists, and tourists provide the base for Abacos economy, Mr. Cornish said he would like to see more local business support for the Goombay Festival. HappyEaster Very early in the morning of March 23 the driver of this car burned to death after he lost control and sheared off a power pole at the Snake Cay cutoff. A passing vehicle stopped soon afterward and assisted a passenger in getting out. However, the driver was pinned in the wreakage. He alerted persons in Marsh Harbour. When a rescue crew returned to the scene, the car was engulfed in flames with the driver still in place. The driver was a Haitian resident of Sand Banks outside Treasure Cay. The Chamber of Commerce will be having an open meeting at the Jib Room on April 18th when the guest speaker will address the subject of the FTAA trade agreement which is scheduled to go into effect in the Bahamas in 2005.Accident Results in Traffic Death Tourism Addresses Chamber

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 3 VOTE FOREDISON KEY N E W IMPROVEDPLP PLPIMPROVED N E WVOTE FOREDISON KEY HONESTY INTEGRITY EXPERIENCETIRED OF PAYING TOO MUCH FOR GOVERNMENT (OUR) LAND, AND WAITING YEARS TO HEAR BACK FROM LANDS & SURVEYS ON YOUR LAND DEEDS AND LEASES? UNDER A NEW PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL PARTY GOVERNMENT, I WILL PLEDGE TO WORK ON BEHALF OF EVERYONE TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM PUT MY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN GOVERNMENT TO WORK FOR YOU AS YOUR NEXT M.P. FOR SOUTH ABACO TOGETHER WE WILL BUILD A BETTER ABACO SIGNED: EDISON M. KEY

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Page 4 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODS NURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Plants Gift Items Silk Flowers Baskets Pet Supplies Fish Garden Tools Fertilizers Soils MulchMON FRI 9 5 SAT 9 2 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh Harbour 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. 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 Concert Shows off TalentBy Alice Bain Abaconians were treated to a soiree of magical musical moments at New Visions church on March 16th. The concert was the brainchild of local musicians Viki Hart and Jennifer Hudson, who met at last years National Orchestra concert at Abaco Resort pavilion. The program included Jennifer Hudson on violin, Viki Hart on violin, voice and piano, Brian Thompson on voice, Joan Albury Moss on voice and local gospel a capella band Jesus -Basil Been, Anderson Alcime, Kevin Stirling and Gentry Morris, who also played the piano to back up other singers solos and duets. Viki Hart and Jennifer Hudson started the evening with a violin duet concerto and performed another one later in the evening. Brian Thompson stunned the audience with his melodious tenor renditions of various songs while Joan Albury Moss, a soprano, sang several selections. Central Abaco NewsMusicians who performed in Marsh Harbour on March 9 are shown above at the conclusion of the concert. A wide variety of talent was displayed and enjoyed by the large crowd. The concert was performed in the New Visions church. Viki Hart stunned the audience with an incredibly professional, powerful and moving aria from an opera while Basil Been, the bass singer of Jesus group sang two solos. The Jesus themselves gave wonderful, upbeat performances of gospel favorites and tenor Kevin Stirling also took part in a duet. The sheer variety and quality of talent in evidence at this show was amazing; Abaco is fortunate to give a home to such gifted musicians! Proceeds from the show benefitted the Kirk of the Pines Church fund, St. Francis de Sales School and Forest Heights Academy. Another concert is planned for April 13 and will be held in Treasure Cay. Subsequent concert dates are to be announced.Bad Intersections Are Being PavedBy Alice Bain Marsh Harbour is now seeing some longawaited road-surface improvements. Two intersections in Marsh Harbour have been newly repaved with hot mix asphalt and two more are slated for repaving soon. Bahama Hot Mix has been using an asphalt machine to repair rough roads at the K & S Auto Service and Abaco Wholesale corners on Don MacKay Boulevard. Next week the machine will move on to the intersection where the traffic light used to be and the corner of Front Street and Queen Elizabeth Drive. In the old chip and sand seal method (which Bahama Hot Mix will be using to pave the corner of Crockett Drive and Forest Drive), the surface is coated with RC250 tar and covered with a layer of stone. This is repeated once more and rolled in. Any loose gravel is swept off a week or so later, and until then cars must drive through the gravel and dust. The new method is true hot-mix asphalt mixed in a machine at Treasure Cay and heated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Another machine then spreads this mix on the road surface, which is ready for immediate use and is completely dust-free. This is a more durable surface and is the same type used in Nassau, Freeport and the United States. The extension to Stede Bonnet Road has been halfway surfaced with chip and seal but work has been temporarily halted due to a property dispute. The Front Street in Marsh Harbour has a badly broken surface and will be repaired with concrete soon to maintain its traditional look. Some cracks and missing spots in the new asphalt by K & S corner were caused by a minor malfunction in the asphalt machine. Bahama Hot Mix has indicated that they plan to rip this faulty piece of road up and repave it properly.

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

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Page 6 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 AA AA A vailable atvailable at vailable atvailable at vailable atFull Range of Reliable Johnson & Advanced Evinrude 2 HP thru 250 HP Motors in Stock at Lower than U.S. Prices Ask about our TWO YEAR WARRANTY Full Range of Johnson & Evinrude Parts in Stock Factory Trained Mechanics & Reliable ServiceDOLPHIN MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4262 THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour 242-367-2703 ISLAND MARINE Parrot Cay 242-366-0282 SEA HORSE MARINE Hope Town 242-366-0023 ROBERTS MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4249 A & W TRAVELTravel is our businessWell get you where you want to go....SUB AGENTS Hope Town 366-0100 Man-O-War 356-6048 Treasure Cay 365-8507 Green Turtle 365-4140 Abaco Shopping Centre P.O. Box AB-20283 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2806/2577 Fax: (242) 367-3219 South Abaco NewsBro. Bob Cornea headed the volunteer firemen in Bahama Palm Shores when a bush fire got out of control. This was the first call for the newly formed Casuarina/Bahama Palm Shore Volunteer Fire and Rescue. They have a truck purchased by the South Abaco District from the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. They hold training sessions each Saturday to acquaint themselves with the equipment and learn methods of fighting fires. Bahama Palm ShoresBush Fire Is First CallBy Carol Phelps A first time response for the Casuarina Bahama Palm Shores Volunteer Fire Rescue Truck took place on March 19 when a call came to Bob Cornea that a bush fire was out of control at Bahama Palm Shores. Cornea placed a call to Judie Albury who summoned volunteers. The truck and small crew arrived within 12 minutes of the call. The Palm Shore residents heard the siren and immediately Mark Boyles, Dale and Louise Blank, Jack and Cathy Nesbitt, Earl and Marge Ilmnihon, David Nottage and Carol Albury as well as several Haitians arrived at the scene. The Haitians dug fire breaks arid cut fallen trees to remove them from the fires path. A strong southerly wind made the fire difficult to contain. After three hours, the fire was subdued but continued to smolder and smoke lightly through the night. Volunteers helped in many ways. Una Nottage brought several painters masks to help ease the burning the lungs and eyes of the volunteers. Iretaa Lowe provided ice cold water to drink. The thirty-year-old fire truck was purchased for $2000 by local government. The homeowners of both settlements have the responsibility to maintain and operate it. There are approximately 90 homeowners between the two settlements. It has been suggested that each homeowner contribute $10 per month to insure the truck will be properly maintained and ready to go. Operational instruction meetings are held each Saturday and residents are urged to attend to learn the basics of fire prevention and the operation of the fire apparatus.Moores IslandSchool Is Still Not RepairedJust before midnight on September 4th, 2001, the fire that damaged one of our classrooms has affected the school tremendously. With the haste that everyone came to investigate, I would have thought that within weeks everything would be back to normal. Today, six months later, nothing is being said and nothing has been done here. Because of the fire, four other classrooms are without electricity. Teachers and students are complaining. Parents are fed-up and are ready ! !. What happens during rainy weather when windows and doors have to be closed. The poor or no lighting will eventually have its affect on the eyes. I know September 11th has and continues to carry the blame for a number of things but this one where there should be no excuse. Lets consider grades three, four, five, six and seven, more than half of the school suffering in hot, dark classrooms for six long months. The principal, Mr. Christopher Rahming, has done all he can but its only one voice crying out for help, only because he is concerned. If nothing happens in short order, some form of action will be taken. The Department of Education and the Ministry of Works are quite aware of the situation. Please consider our Moores Island little darlings. We had all the patience in the world but its all used up.Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 4:30 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 7 Stop in and see our fine selection ofWines, Spirits & Beers SAPODILLYS 5 7 PM Fridays FINLANDIA FRIDAYS$1.50FINLANDIAVodka drinks THE DETOUR 11 PM 1 AM Fridays Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour T reasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure Cay Open Monday Saturday 9 am 6 pmPh: 367-2180 Fax: 367-5241 B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKI 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 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 BIKESThe Guana Beach Resort is set to be sold at auction on May 27 with J.P. King Auction Company of Alabama handling the sale. The sale will include an eight-suite beach front hotel, a marina and several sites for residential and commercial development. Bidders for the property will be required to bring a cashiers check ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 (USD) depending on which of the 15 parcels they want to purchase, according to Craig King, president of the auction company. This is one of the best opportunities Ive ever seen for someone who wants to invest in an island resort. Its a gorgeous location in a high-growth area with an outstanding reputation as a premier vacation and honeymoon spot on one of the worlds top-ranked beaches, said Mr. King. Gordon and Mary Sadler, who have owned the resort since the 1990s, are relocating to North Carolina, where they plan to establish a resort in the Smoky Mountains. We enjoyed the islands for more than a decade, but weve always loved the mountains as well, said Mr. Sadler. He said that the island has come a long way in the last decade. When we first bought the property, it was the only business on Great Guana Cay, said Sadler. Now, Great Guana Cay is the fastest growBy Anita Rolle The Bahamas Electricity Corporation is once again assisting a viable organization on Abaco. They have recently contributed $2000 to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. BEC has been donating to the community for many years, ranging from monetary donations to service contributions. The Corporation has assisted hurricane victims by installing electrical lines from Crossing Rock to Little Abaco. BEC recognizes the achievements of the youth of our community. Each year the Corporation makes presentations to graduating students of Abaco Central High School with the highest academic achievements. AmongBEC Helps the Communityother organizations BEC has made contributions to include the All Abaco Regatta and the Treasure Cay Primary School. Rev. Kenneth Knowles, Assistant Manager of Distributions Department, commented, I encourage other corporate citizens to contribute to the growth and development of our community. Another important contribution by way of service is the electrical lines and lighting at the community parks which are widely used by our youth and sporting organizations. The Bahamas Electricity Corporation incorporates an in-house policy when it comes to making contributions to the community. Mr. Benjamin Beneby, Manager of BEC Abaco Operations, is shown above making a donation to Chief Fire Officer John Hall of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. The money will go toward building a fire station.Auction Will Sell Guana Resorting tourism destination in rapidly growing Abaco. It is home to three hotels and restaurants, more than 125 rental homes, and Orchid Bay, an exclusive 450-acre private estate development. Individuals interested in more information about the auction may contact J.P. King Auction Company at (800) 558-5464 or internationally (256) 546-5217. El Nio Is Forming Once AgainWeathermen are now telling us that El Nio is once again forming in the Pacific Ocean. El Nio is a phenomenon during which the waters off South America warm abnormally affecting weather around the globe. The water is about four degrees warmer already. Some of the changes worldwide are beneficial while others are devastating. It causes heavy rains along the west coasts of North and South America and droughts in other areas. The one benefit that we can appreciate is that the upper level winds are strong over our area which discourages the development of strong hurricanes. El Nio will last all this year and well into next year.

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Page 8 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002The 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 Graphic Artist: S. Timthy Roberts Contributors: Lory Kenyon, Carol Phelps, Lee Pinder William Roberts Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most compete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface The Editor Says . The Role of Volunteer GroupsGenerally Speaking . .Great ExpectationsDavid RalphBy S. Timothy Roberts There is much rhetoric in the political arena recently and the electorate will soon be knee deep in issues and non-issues, accusations, retaliations and more and will be left there to fend for themselves. Will we, the electorate, live up to expectations? As it stands now in political circles, the electorate is elevated to the level of maturity, a position that carries great responsibility. The Bahamas and its people have grown in leaps and bounds in our almost 30 years of independence. We are a marvel among the developing nations of the world in what we have accomplished socially and economically. We can be proud of this. Do not be deceived, however, we are still far from having arrived. There is much growth we as a people still need, especially in the area of politics and democracy. We are still plagued with crime and AIDS/ HIV which per capita we rate among the highest in the world as well as other social problems. These are social issues that will not go away as long as we as a people depend on the government to do something about it. We need to take responsibility for the problems we face on the social level. The job of the government is to take care of the affairs of the country, both domestically and internationally. While they have some responsibility to deal with the social aspect of the country, it ought to be only when we as a people are failing to deal rightly with our social ills. The government that we choose, while they must show compassion and concern for the social development of our country, must deal precisely with economic issues. We must consider what the future holds. We must consider now where The Bahamas could be in five or ten years. Happening at this moment and coming in the near future are two serious and complex challenges that are unavoidable. Whoever forms the next government may be, will be, intrinsically responsible for this countrys success or failure. Therefore, we must make sure the next government is fiscally responsible and dependable. We have the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) pressuring for transparency in our banking industry (our countrys number two industry) and threatening to dry out the economy in the process. The Free Trade of the Americas Agreement (FTAA), though still in draft form, promises to affect seriously the economic structure of the entire Bahamas in ways that still have not been yet understood. We ought to consider seriously who is the most capable group to get us through these perilous waters. We must decide, and we must decide responsibly. When we go to the polls, we are not voting for what is best for me. The days of all for me, baby are in the past. We must think what is best for the Bahamas when we go to the polls. We must look beyond ourselves and see the greater good. There is certain structure how, whether it is right or wrong, the Bahamas governmental system works. The capital, Nassau, is the financial/economic center of The Bahamas. What affects Nassau, positively or adversely, affects the rest of The Bahamas. How central government handles the OECD, the FTAA and other challenges WILL affect the whole Bahamas. We in the Out Islands are not oblivious to the trials and triumphs of Nassau. We, too, are responsible for the fate of our country and our countrymen. We must unequivocally be prepared to stand and be counted. If we Money allocated annually to Local Government and governmental departments is usually minimal. At least those receiving the money feel it is minimal. In comparison to some of our Caribbean neighbors, The Bahamas is relatively wealthy and has a high standard of living. However, geographically, The Bahamas was dealt a poor hand with populated islands scattered over 700 miles. Each major populated island requires an airport, schools, health services, phones, electricity, water and a host of other things which other countries do not have to replicate. Government does reasonably well at sharing its financial resources so everyones standards are raised. With over three-quarters of the countrys population, Nassau gets the majority of the funds and services. The Out Islands are looked after but smaller remote settlements are frequently left wanting. On Abaco government provides the essential services with some exceptions. Fire services are provided in all Out Islands only at airports and this is to meet international aviation standards. Sewerage processing is a luxury found only at private resorts and a few neighborhoods in Nassau. There is simply not enough money to provide all the services to all the scattered islands. All communities are served with public schools. In some instances, children are bussed to a larger school where more subjects, specialized teachers and better resources can be consolidated. In Central Abaco the educational demands have exceeded governments ability to keep up and five private schools offer a high school curriculum. Government recognizes the contribution these schools make and the burden they take off the public system. Some of these schools are given a financial subsidy by government (Grant-in-Aid). The public and private schools are separate but operate as parallel systems. That is, they all are geared to graduating students to further pursue their education or to enter the work force. No government can supply all the needs of its population. This gap is filled by civic and community organizations, many of which are volunteer groups. Abaco has many such groups which fulfill some of these needs. Many groups have materialized over the years to fill neglected society needs or interests. BASRA and the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department are two of the areas oldest volunteer groups, both starting in the early 60s. Much of Abacos activity is water oriented by fishermen, visiting boaters, boating residents and others. BASRA volunteers look for those boaters and aircraft for the entire island. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department and the others in the area that have subsequently formed provide a valuable service to the community. Last years disastrous Golden Harvest fire saw five fire engines, three fire pumps on the waterfront and volunteer firemen from five different towns unified in fighting the fire. These were on the scene for eight hours at virtually no cost to government. The Marsh Harbour fire department has averted two potential disasters when fires broke out in the Haitian Mud and Pigeon Pea residential areas. Fourteen houses were lost in the first instance and 20 in the second. The numbers could easily have been double or triple that amount. The consequences to the central part of Marsh Harbour could have been far reaching. Our service clubs, the Rotary Club, Pilot Club and Kiwanis Club offer their services to various community projects. Some organizations exist primarily for social reasons, some are a mixture social and community service while others are focused to a particular cause. All provide opportunities for leadership qualities to emerge. The civic causes they espouse include! Animal control in several communities Community centers and storm shelters Business and general island economic prosperity Community museums and historical preservation Environmental issues Environmental issues An ambulance service Parent teacher associations Keeping the kerosene lighthouse operating in Hope Town and many more. The lowly PTA associations should not be overlooked for the contributions they make to the schools. The building housing the library and computer room at Abaco Central High School was donated to the school by the PTA years ago. Water coolers, library books, copy machines, air conditioners, sporting equipment and other school needs are meet by PTA groups. There is a trend appearing for local government to partner with some of these groups to stretch their budget dollars. Fire departments are sometimes given a small subsidy to assist with operating expenses. The service they provide saves government thousands of dollars annually. Compare Marsh Harbours five used fire engines bought on a shoe-string with the new half-million dollar fire engine government bought for Freeport last year. Some towns have used a community group for projects such as constructing roads and schools with the town providing the labour and government, central and local,0 buying the materials. This gets maximum use of scarce budget dollars. The scouting and brigade groups for children fill a valuable need at youth development, skills enhancement and character building. The goals and accomplishments of these various and diverse groups should be noted and exploited by local government to maximize community benefits. Local government has begun using some of its funds in a similar fashion to fire departments, civic groups and tourism projects where there is a definite benefit to the community. All of these groups take a load off government and fill a variety of social and community needs. Town Committees and Councils should look at the resources in the communities and give assistance as appropriate. These community self-help groups can assist in making the money go farther.All About TownWhere Were the Parents?On March 14 the a joint meeting was held of the PTAs of Abaco Central High School and Central Abaco Primary School to be addressed by a very special guest speaker. If there were 20 parents there, that was a lot. How can we improve the lives of our children if we cannot take the time to attend a meeting dealing with educational issues? I was embarrassed as the guest speaker had traveled from Grand Bahama and his message was a vital and important one that every parent who had children should have heard. It seems to me that there is another problem schools have to deal with and that is parent education. Parents have a responsibility to take a part in the education of their children. Where were you, parents?Principal Needs PhoneMr. Benjamin Stubbs Principal of Abaco Central, moved into the principals residence adjacent to the school in the beginning of November and as of this date he still does not have a phone. That is atrocious. The man has family in Grand Bahama and in college in the United States. He has a computer and wants to be online. He remarked it has been so long since he has used the Internet he might have forgotten how to use it. Of course, that was only a joke. But the principal of the largest high school on the island of Abaco should at least have a phone in his home. Why does he have to wait and be inconvenienced? Please see Roberts Page 9

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code + Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Abaco InnElbow Cay on the Ocean & White Sound near Hope Town Barefoot Elegance Romantic tropical rooms on both ocean & sound Free boat docking Scenic bar serving your favorite frozen drink Wonderful food served overlooking the ocean Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner a la carte Come by boat or call to be picked up in Hope TownReservations requested but not requiredVHF 16 Tel: 366-0133Bahamasair Needs to PrivatizeThe Editor, I recently had to travel to West Palm Beach for medical reasons, and being the good citizen that I am, I chose to fly Bahamasair. Actually, it had more to do with the fact that Bahamasair had one of the cheaper fares. But the fact remains that I chose to use a service that they were supposedly providing. Well, rather than lamenting about the obvious, let me get right to the point. Why is Bahamasair such a joke? The primary reason I think is because of a lack of needed aircraft and equipment. The secondary reasons all have to do with the Bahamian work ethic, but the biggest reason for the inability for Bahamasair to run as a profitable and professional operation is because it is run by the state. Anything that the government, any government, tries to run will not run efficiently. You dont have to be a college graduate to figure it out. Just look around you. The attitude is that the government get plenny munny, so I een going kill myseff woikin fa nobawdy. So what is the cure? Simple PRIVITISATION! The government, both the present one and the next one, whomever they may be, needs to get out of the business of trying to operate a business. It is not the place of the government to be in business in the first place. It is still possible to maintain the National Flag Carrier status (if that is seen as being absolutely necessary) of Bahamasair as a privately owned airline, and as such, it will certainly be run more efficiently. This is truly a no-brainer if you ask me. Will it ever happen? I doubt it because everything in this small country is so politically based and motivated that one cannot really expect any major breakthroughs any more. So what are we to do? Go to Cuba to live, I guess. At least, down there you know right up front what youre dealing with. Anyway, I dont really expect this letter to make any difference at all. I just feel the need to unload every now and then. This is still a free (albeit third world) country, right? Sincerely, William (Billy) RobertsResidents Need to Have Say in Town DevelopmentDear Residents of Abaco, A meeting was held at Abaco Central High recently to discuss impacts of a proposed concrete plant in the Parkers area of Murphy Town. Island Construction explained the operations of the proposed facility, and the residents of the community voiced their concerns. It was nice to see a meeting conducted prior to the commencement of this operation as this is a consideration not usually given to the Bahamian public I hope that meetings such as this will serve as a model for all future large developments and proposed industrial operations. I was very impressed with some of the questions raised at this meeting. The Bahamian people are becoming more aware of these issues that affect them, not only the residents of Murphy Town, but also the Bahamian community as a whole. Bahamians need to be involved in the process of planning developments in their country and should have a unified and forthright voice in requesting information from government officials and developers. Public meetings and notifications are absolutely necessary to ensure that the community can be aware of potential impacts to themselves, their neighborhoods or their surroundings. Public meetings give the people a chance to have their say in influencing government requirements, approvals or restrictions on these developments. Currently, the Bahamas lacks proper procedures and laws for notifying the public, and often it is not until after the operation or development has been given approval and construction begun that the residents become aware of the changes that are being made to their community. I am glad to see the participation of the Bahamian public in this instance, and I hope that they will continue to demand this information from their local and central government officials. Many Bahamians feel that they are individually beyond influencing these decisions by government, but they should remind themselves that the Bahamian people elect many of these government officials, and therefore these officials are public servants. These officials SHOULD be looking out for the best interest of the public by providing them with information prior to approval. Without this process, poor planning will continue and the quality of life within our communities will suffer. This company is planning a large scale rock quarry operation in the southern portion of Abaco. Residents of Sandy Point and the community of Abaco must involve themselves in the discussion of this plan. This proposed rock and fill operation near Sandy Point, if carried forth, will impact the well fields in that area and may involve large scale dredging and blasting, which may negatively impact the nearby fisheries resources. A democratic nation such as the Bahamas should allow the public to make informed decisions about what is proposed in our own backyards, and the public needs to get serious about being involved in the planning of these developments. A Concerned ResidentSchool Needs Community HelpTo the Editor: Sounds like the situation at Abaco Central Primary School is pretty dire. We AS THE COMMUNITY OF ABACO, regardless of where we live, cay or mainland, must respond. Six hundred of our sweet children are counting on us. It takes a village to raise a child! We must respond to PTA President Quentin Bastians plea for help. Civic minded organizations like the Rotary Club, Pilot Club, Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club, Bahamas Surf Association, Hope Town Sailing Club, Hope Town Association, Friends of the Environment, various churches, second homeowners, winter residents, citizens and many more can put their collective talents, hours and fund raising skills together to supplement whatever contractually is supposed to happen at the school Case studies of how this scenario can work include Headmistress Candace Keys never ending campaign to provide Hope Town school kids with computers, art supplies, books, working bathrooms, air conditioning, landscaping, extracurricular activities and guest speakers. (She has been known to tell NASA astronauts and other famous people that no, they cant go on the boat today. They must visit her kids at the school!) Another instance is Mrs. Lyn Major and the mothers of the students at the Every Child Counts program for special education. Mrs. Major started the program from nothing five years Please see Letters Page 28

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Page 10 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Transportation & Logistics Services Freight Forwarding Ship Agencies Cargo management Consulting Services \000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000)59()59()59()59()59()59()59()59()59()]TJ /GS0 gs /TT4 1 Tf -0.0105 Tc -0.0676 Tw 12.2 0 0 12.2 45.24 90 Tm (For more information:Tel:242-367-2089 242-367-2530 P.O. Box AB 20485, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Visit our office on the front streetOne call does it allARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van StrattonNN NN N ASSASS ASSASS ASS AA AA A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y LY L Y LY L Y L TD.TD. TD.TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRSTGeneral Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd.Guest Speaker Addresses Combined PTABy Anita Rolle The Parent Teachers Associations of Abaco Central High School and Central Abaco Primary School held a combined meeting on March 14, 2002, at the high school. Special guest speaker was Mr. Cecil Thompson, District Superintendent for Grand Bahama and Bimini and the Cays. Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, the principal of the high school, encouraged parents to stop by the school from time to time. Said Mr. Stubbs, This shows us that you are concerned about your children. Also in attendance was Ms. Sandy Walker of the Adolescent Reproductive Health Education program. She briefed parents on the program and encouraged them to give her feedback periodically. (Workshops are held on a regular basis for the high school students). Mr. Thompson in his speech appealed to parents to be mindful of diversity, stating that we must strive to be more world class as Bahamians. He compared education to banking parents make deposits by supporting their childrens education, i.e., participating in every aspect of school life; in the end we make withdrawals when we reap successful children in the future. Mr. Thompson said, We have a moral responsibility and a legal duty to our children. Encouraging parents to be good mentors for their children, Mr. Thompson advised, Be educated and set a good example to your children. The evening was topped off with a special surprise for parents. Mr. Stubbs treated the small group to a solo performance, a capella and hitting every note! Bravo Mr. Stubbs! Inter School SportsBy Isobel Sherman Inter School Sports Day was held on March 8th at the track in Murphy Town. Forest Heights Academy, S.C. Bootle High School and Abaco Central High School competed. At the end of the day S.C. Bootle won even though first and second place winners in all of the relays were won by Abaco Central High School.Peer Leader Training ContinuesBy Anita Rolle A workshop for Peer Leaders was held at the Learning Resource Center last month. Participating in the workshop were senior students of the Abaco Central High School. The two-day workshop included the following topics: Human Sexuality, Communication with Peers about Sex, Reproductive Anatomy, Puberty and Adolescent Development, Avoiding Teen Pregnancy, Sexual Abuse, Gender Violence and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The workshop consisted of lectures throughout the day. Students were encouraged to participate by asking questions, making comments, and giving feedback. Students were also given the opportunity to express themselves by creating a group dialog which they performed for the rest of the workshop participants. Sitting in for a short while, it was evident that the students were excited about the workshop and eager to learn. Co-ordinator of the program, Ms. Sandy Walker encourages anyone interested to call or visit the office with any questions or concerns they may have about reproductive health issues. You may also request workshops for your group or organization. School NewsThe Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department is visiting every school in Central Abaco to educate the students about fire safety. Corporal Elroy Knowles with the Police Department is a trained fire fighter and is one of the volunteers in Marsh Harbour. The visits are popular with the students as they can climb onto a fire truck and hear the sirens up close. The children shown above are at the Agape Christian School in Marsh Harbour. Please see School Page 11 Ms. Sandy Walker is shown with a group of young people from Abaco Central High School who participated in her Peer Leader program which studied reproductive health. These students will work with students at their school to help reduce the incidence of pregnancy and AIDS.

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 11 Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $100 $270 $595 26 Paramount $150 $380 $850 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour Bluff House Beach HotelGreen Turtle Cay, Abaco, BahamasBahamian SpecialInviting all Bahamians to take advantage of this great offer!per couple per nightIncludes: Dinner, Breakfast and Accommodation in a Split Level Suite for Two*Not Included: Transportation, Gratuity on food and beverages, Service Charge and Tax on RoomsTel: 242-365-4247 or Fax: 242-365-4248online: www.bluffhouse.com E-mail: BluffHouse@oii.net Residents or citizens with proper ID $99.00* 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 More School NewsAbaco Central HighOne Phone LineBy Isobel Sherman It has been almost two years since a fire at Abaco Central High in the Administrative building and yet today there is still only one phone line. A trench was dug and a multiphone cable was installed but as of this date the school is operating with only one phone line. Persons get angry when they call and the phone is always busy. Most times it is busy with incoming calls. Even the principal, vice principal and senior mistress have to wait long periods before they can get a phone call out. I think it is time that Abaco Central High School was given the phone lines it needs including one for the Internet.International Day Is CelebratedBy Anita Rolle On March 15 the Abaco Central High SchoolFrom Page 10 Remember Register to VoteThe art students at S.C. Bootle High School did paintings which were transferred onto shirts. These shirts along with sand candles and homemade soap were offered for sale at the school fair on March 23. Funds raised are going toward a gazebo where students can relax during lunch. Shown above are, l. to r., Lakita Cartwright, Bareshia Pinder, Sanchia Rolle and Dominica Evans. S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town held its annual school fair on March 23. The successful event drew large crowds, particularly for the concert given by Sweet Emily. Booths with a variety of food and many games entertained everyone all day. Shown above is the popular Dunk the Teacher booth.S.C. Bootle Fair Features Concert School was transformed into a cultural haven. Under the theme Celebrating Diversity Commonwealth Day was celebrated as International Food Day. Coordinator of the event for his second year, Mr. Mohamed Rahim noted that countries other than Commonwealth were invited to participate in an effort to expand the exercise. Those represented included Great Britain, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, the United States, Dominica, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, and, of course, The Bahamas. The day began when students did a march pass carrying flags of the countries represented. Following, an assembly was held where the various countries rendered their National Anthem and presentations were made pertaining to that country. The crowd was treated to presentations consisting of historical facts, music and dancing. Immediately following the assembly, guests were invited to visit the various classrooms that had been virtually transformed into little communities. Please see School Page 22

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Page 12 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 Fredericks AgencyBahamas Custom Brokers Import & Export Air & Sea Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay & Green Turtle CayP.O. Box AB-20468, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Alburys TruckingUPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco Direct flights to & from Miami 3 pm deadline to send parcels Tel: 242-367-2333 Fax: 367-3136 Route Freq. Dep. Time Arr. TimeFreeport to Treasure Cay Treasure Cay to Freeport Freeport to Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour to Freeport Freeport to Sandy Point Sandy Point to Freeport Moores Island to Freeport Freeport to Walkers Cay Daily Fri-Sun Daily Fri-Sun Daily Fri-Sun Daily Fri-Sun Fri-Sun Fri-Sun Fri-Sun Daily 0700 1630 0750 1720 0700 1600 0800 1700 1230 1250 1335 0700 0735 1705 0825 1755 0745 1645 0845 1745 1300 1325 1420Tue/Fri/Sun Pm FlightCall 242-352-5778 242-359-4722 242-352-5781 Fax 242-352-5778 Freeport International AirportDAILY FLIGHTS BETWEEN ABACO & FREEPORT Charters Search & Rescue Air Ambulance 5, 7, 9 Seat Aircraft 15 Seat Turbo Prop CJs Welding & Machine ShopAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repai Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repai Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repai Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repai Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repai rr rr rMarsh Harbour Phones: 367-4011 or 367-4879 Fax: 367-4018 Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailer Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailer Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailer Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailer Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailer ss ss sOn the waterfront at the end of Key Club Rd.By Alice Bain Foundations have just been laid for a new BaTelCo tower in Marsh Harbour. R.W. Harris Inc. of Tampa, Florida, has been working in conjunction with Bahamas Marine of Nassau in this endeavor. The company has now moved on to pour foundations for similar towers in Treasure Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Coopers Town and Fox Town. Each tower requires three base pads, and each pad consists of a five-foot diameter cylindrical steel cage sunk 22 feet into the ground and filled with concrete. Anchor bolts are set into the top of the concrete columns and penetrate the foundations to a depth of seven feet. Workers check the tops of the base pads carefully to insure that they are level. The new Marsh Harbour tower will start going up in a month or so, as it takes 28 days for the pads to cure. The tower will be 270 feet tall and is being built to accommodate new high performance microwave dishes that the old tower was not designed to handle. These new towers are free standing and are much heavier duty than any previously used on Abaco. A microwave link between Marsh Harbour and Sandy Point will increase the bandwidth available to BaTelCo and should become an integral part of BaTelCos new DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) internet service which is presently being tested here on Abaco. The towers and dishes to the north will serve as a redundancy loop linking us to Freeport, so that if one dish goes dead or one tower is wrecked in a storm, the rest of the microwave network will still be serviced by the remaining portion of the loop.Batelco Installs Heavier TowersA special drilling machine is boring the holes for pads for erecting new Batelco antenna towers. The work is being done by the R.W. Harris Company of Tampa, Florida. The special auger makes a five-foot diameter hole. A total of eight towers will be erected to accommodate larger antennas and additional equipment for expanded phone and internet communications. Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Greater Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Touch of Class, Treasure Cay, 367-2536Pilot Club Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Bayview Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-3114

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 13VOTE TO SAVE US Bahamas Reef Environment Educational FoundationP. O. Box N-7776 Nassau Bahamas 242-362-6477 breef@coralwave.com our future is in your handsThe survival of our conch and grouper is in the governments hands. By the 2007 election it will be too late to save them.DEMAND ACTION IN 2002! Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@oii.netWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts ou to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote, Laines Kurls & KutsA Unisex SalonMatrix, Paul Mitchell and Nexus Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Mon. Sat 9 am 5 pm Phone 367-3623 Located in Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping PlazaBy Alice Bain The Abaco Cub Scouts recently went on a kayak adventure tour courtesy of Abaco Outback. The troop of seven boys between the ages of eight and 10 went to the Crossing just north of Crossing Rocks and kayaked on the west side of Great Abaco Island among the mangroves, in the marls area. Several Scoutmasters accompanied the boys on their grand adventure, and the group was guided by Abaco Outback owner-operators Erin and Ron Pagliaro. Jason Evans, one of the Cub Scouts, commented on his experience. It was really adventurous! We kayaked and we swam in a blue hole. Everyone went swimming and we had a great time. We saw an Indian Cormorant, and we swam under the mangroves. We The funeral for Serlene Elizabeth Adderley Miller, 52, formerly of Sandy Point was held in Nassau on March 17. She is survived by her husband Ashlyn Miller; mother Nollie Peggy Adderley, children Norma, Tiffany, Travis and Treven; son-in-law Eric Frankie Dean; grandson Seldon; adopted children Aneka King and Julian Miller; fatherin-law Willis Miller; brothers Leslie, William, Henry, Wellington; sisters Lorraine Smith, Shawan Adderley, Kelly Russel and Shirley Barr; brothers-in-law Leslie Smith, Hubert Russell, Wenfred Miller and Franklyn Barr; sisters-in-law Lagloria, Virginia, Evamae and Linda Adderley; uncles; aunts; nephews, nieces; cousins; stepchildren; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Prince Alfred Lewis 89, of Coopers Town was held at the New St. Andrews Baptist Church in Fire Road on March 16. Officiating was Rev. Eulin McIntosh assisted by Evangelist Leslie Cornish. Interment was in the Fire Road Public Cemetery. He is survived by his daughters Barbaramae and Minnie; stepchildren Deloris and Pappy; son-in-law George Johnson; sisters-in-law Ethilee Lewis, Corajane Russell and Mable Burrows; grandchildren Cynthia Diann, Lisa, Coranell, Mackell, Shanacka, Leon, Lionel, Jonathan and Prince; grand daughter-in-law Catherina Thompson; grandsons-in-law great grandchildren, nieces; nephews and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Frederick Freddie Newbold, 85, of Murphy Town was held on March 23 at the St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town. Officiating was Rev. Carla Culmer assisted by Elder Livingston Williams and Pastor A.B. Lewis. Burial was in the Dundas Town Public Cemetery. He is survived by his sons Delgano, Denvill, Wilbert, Patrick, Sterling and George; daughters Althea, Frederica, Andrea, Lovely and Mable Newbold, Carlene Edgecombe and Amanda Davis; grandchildren Trevor, Elvis, Lynden, Faron, Dereck, Dwight, Nisharoan, Shaivar, Rashad, Patrick Jr. Prince, Kino, Kyle, Brenton, Brandon, Kristian, Jamine, Michael, Calvin and Shan Newbold, Deborah Basden, Lisa Knowles, Temra Ferguson, Jacqueline Ritchie, Bernadette Major, Sherell, Shaquera, Shontae, Shjanena and Neya Sands, Britnae Davis, Tasha Rolle, Evelyn and Tantalier McIntosh, Lakeisha, Lasasha, Shamere, Nakia, Ranada, Nakishka, Navado and Valintino McKenzie, Hilnequia Gibson and Gendayia Edgecombe; great grandchildren; sister Joyce Smith; nephews and nieces; daughters-in-law Viola, Andrea, Mary and Sally Newbold, Sandramae McKenzie and Louise Beneby; sons-in-law Cubel Davis Jr., and Samuel Edgecombe; and many other relatives and friends. jumped in another blue hole, too. The troop visited the second blue hole, an inland sinkhole, after lunch. Cody Unhjem also talked about the kayaking experience. We saw herons and egrets. I was in a double kayak with a Scoutmaster and then later I was on my own in a single kayak. I kind of preferred to be on my own though! I really want to do this again! The Scouts learned up close and personal about ecology on Abaco and had fun doing so. It was certainly an enjoyable day, said tour company co-owner Erin. This is the youngest group weve ever taken out, and they did twice as well as I imagined they could. We had a good time and the boys learned a lot. It was a fun group, and I hope we can do this more often in the future.Obituaries of Relatives and Friends Kayak Trip Teaches Cubs

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Page 14 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 ABACO AIR CHARTER SERVICE Between Abaco and all the Bahamas, Florida and the turks and CaicosScheduled service to Moores Island and N. Eleuthera Twin engine 6 & 9 passenger aircraftABACO FLIGHT SERVICES Aircraft maintenance Storage AvGas CAA & FAA certified mechanicsP.O. Box AB20492, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 242-367-2266, 359-6357 Fax 367-3256 Marsh Harbour Boat Yard Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat LiftServices include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Mechanical repairs Well stocked marine store (incorporating Triple J Marine Store)For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.comTT TT T el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 F F F F F ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com www www www www www .harbourviewhaven.com .harbourviewhaven.com .harbourviewhaven.com .harbourviewhaven.com .harbourviewhaven.com New Rental CottagesAll units Centrally air-conditioned Sattelite TV, Radio / CD / Tape Player Two bedrooms, Queen beds, 1 bath, Full kitchen, Living room Dining area, seats 6, Bahama room with queen Futon One bedroom, one bath, apartment, Overlooking the harbour Outside BBQ Grill Enjoy your own private Gazzebo and garden Harbour View HavenLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 Abaco Tug & TransportTug & Barge Work Available for Charters Sand & Rock Deliveries Container & Building Material DeliveriesMarine Construction & DevelopmentBoulders Dock & Sea Wall Construction Hi Tide Boat Lifts Dredging Excavation Land Clearing Trenching Drilling BlastingOn the waterfront at the end of the Key Club Road P.O. Box AB20285, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-4879 / 367-5205 Fax 367-4018 Two residents of Sweetings Cay, Grand Bahama, left Grand Cay on a fishing trip in a 17-foot boat to dive for conch at the back of Walkers Cay. As of March 1 they have not been seen or heard from. Searches by police, emergency services including BASRA have all proved negative. A resident of Treasure Cay reported on March 3 that he was attacked by a man he knew. The assailant hit him on his head and left shoulder with two bottles. A Grand Cay resident reported on March 3 that someone broke into his residence through a window and stole 20 pounds of lobster and 200 pounds of conch. A man living west of Marsh Harbour reported on March 4 that someone unknown stole face stones and gravel valued at $1000 from his property. The Police were given leads to follow up. A female resident of Crown Haven reported on March 5 that her mothers house had been broken into. Thirty dollars in cash was stolen. The lady was asleep at the time and was awakened by a neighbour who informed her that a man whom he identified by name had just run out the back door of her house. The accused has not yet been located. A Hope Town resident reported on March 10 that her husband came home drunk and assaulted her by slapping her in the face. She requested police action and her husband was charged with assault. A Treasure Cay resident was arrested and charged on March 10 for possession of dangerous drugs. A small quantity was found in his pants.Police Report Court ReportCourt Report of February 28 Kamar Lawrence, a Jamaican national, appeared on charge of possessing dangerous drugs. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 14 days imprisonment. Kamar Lawrence appeared on charge of possession of dangerous drugs. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one months imprisonment. Leeland Swain of Green Turtle Cay was charged with disorderly behavior and obscene language. He pleaded guilty and was fined $25.00 on the first count and $125 on the second count. Leo McKenzie appeared on charges of possession of dangerous drugs. He pleaded guilty and was fined $150 or two months imprisonment. Lenten Tea Features FashionsThe Anglican church women of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour held their annual Lenten Tea on March 24. This event featured a fashion show. Shown above are the younger ladies modeling a variety of styles of dresses. Each particpant provides her own clothes. The show was organized by Nicola Ferguson and the general program was organized by Valarie Dean and Ellen Strachan. The money raised went toward various projects of the church which include a new church bus.

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 15 CoralWave... Now at Increased Speeds and Increased Downloads!Sign up & get installed for only $29.95 for a limited time! 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Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Fridges Freezers Satellites TVs Stereos Phones Home Appliances Car Stereos/Amps Speakers Abaco Distributors Ltd. Ph: (242) 367-2265 (242) 367-3042SALES SERVICES REPAIRS AND ACCESSORIES MONTHL Y SPECIALS 15 Cu. Ft Gibson Fridge $675.00 20 Gas Range $492.00SPECIALS GOOD, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, FOR MARCH 2002 Gift Shop and Laundromat3 Villas, 2 bedroom, 1 baths Fully furnished kitchen 1 bedroom queen, 1 bedroom 2 singles Sitting area queen futon Dining area seats 6 All units fully furnished, Central a/c Sattelite TV, Radio/CD/Tape Player Outside BBQ with your own private balcony overlooking the harbour PoolTel: (242) 365-5028 Fax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.comLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, BahamasSea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore VillasBy Alice Bain Two Bald Eagles were sighted over Marsh Harbour recently by local ornithologist Ron Pagliaro, of Abaco Outback kayak adventure tour company. On March 13th Ron and his wife Erin were getting ready to take a group of visitors on a kayak trip. I looked up over the harbour, says Ron, and saw some ManO-War birds, and in the flock I saw two birds that looked like hawks with blunt wings. I got my binoculars out excitedly. When I got a better look at the birds and realized what I was seeing, I started yelling for Erin to get the camera! Last year Ron and one other birder sighted a Bald Eagle over Marsh Harbour but did not get photographic evidence of the eagle so it could not be officially recorded. This time they got some pictures of the eagles. We were very lucky to see them, continues Ron. Two of the twenty shots I took actually came out so that you could see the field marks of the birds. A boater also spotted one of the eagles over the harbour again that night around dark. The photographs are unfortunately not of a quality that would reproduce well in the newspaper, but enlargements of the two successful shots clearly show a large raptor with a white head and a white tailunmistakable field marks of the Bald Eagle. There has never been an official recorded sighting of a Bald Eagle in the Bahamas. If the sighting can be confirmed by various birding associations in North America, this will add an important piece of data to the body of knowledge concerning the range and habits of these famous birds. Bald Eagles include Florida in their range but have not been sighted in the West Indies. Seeing them here raises questions. Are they rare vagrants who just wander over once in a while? Are they colonizing on Abaco? Or were they blown off course during a hurricane last year and decided to stay? Ron and other Abaconian birdwatchers will be keeping their eyes open for clues to this mystery. Although the sighting has not yet been reviewed by any ornithological organizations, Ron has sent copies of the photos in and it should be confirmed by the end of March.Bald Eagle Sightings ReportedApril is the start of the billfishing tournament season on Abaco. On April 14 the first leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship 2002 entitled the South Abaco Championship begins at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour. The BBC is a series of five tournaments This year four of those legs will be held on Abaco. Rolex is the Title Sponsor of the Rolex Grand Prize which now stands at $800,000 for the angler who boats a marlin breaking the existing Bahamian record of 1069 pounds. This year several of the championships will be hosted by boat builders. which will showcase new models. The first tournament will be hosted by Hatteras Yachts. The Bertram Hatteras Invitational Shoot Out will once again be held at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour in May. Other tournaments scheduled include the MHMY Billfish Bash, the Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament and the Green Turtle Club annual fishing tournament.Fishing Tournaments Begin

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Page 16 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 Visit one of our Stores for our UnadUnad UnadUnad Unad vv vv v erer erer er tisedtised tisedtised tised WW WW W eekleekl eekl eekl eekl y Specials y Specials y Specials y Specials y Specials Treasure Cay Shopping CentreTel (242)-365-8350 Fax (242) 365-8352 Quantity Rights Reserved S U P E R S P E C I A L S32oz Hellmans Mayonnaise$2.8916oz Mullers Ready Cut Macaroni$1.1936oz Heinz Ketchup Sqz$2.3920lbs Riceland Rice$6.9916oz Mullers Spaghetti Regular or Thin$1.19 2qt Koolaid All Flavors .20C $1.25 4lbs Jack Frost Sugar410gr Carnation Evap. Milk$ .65 46oz Del Monte P/Apple Juice$2.49Sawyers Building, Don MacKay Blvd.Tel: (242) 367-2044/5 Fax: (242) 367-2059H A P P Y E A S T E R SPECIALS GOOD APRIL 1st APRIL 30th, 2002H A P P Y E A S T E R 5oz Hormel Vienna Sausage $0.493oz Hormel Potted Meat $0.4912oz Super Toro Corned Beef $1.15 Canned Meats 6oz s/k Chk Lt Tuna in Water $0.696oz s/k Chk Lt Tuna in Oil $0.69 Canned Tuna 6pk Mega Malt Cans $3.996pk Siboney Malt Tonic $3.89 Malt Tonics 6oz Crystal Hot Sauce $0.6918oz Jif Creamy P/B R.F. $1.99 Condiments $1.39 Spaghetti14.7oz CBA Spag. & M/balls Reg or Jumbo 9oz Renuzit Wild Fragrance #3550 $1.69 Air Freshener 1gal Best Yet Bleach $2.9996oz Clorox Ult Fresh Water Falls $3.8929oz Ult Gain Pwd 15 use $2.8918oz Joy Dish Liquid $1.55 Cleaning Products 32oz Bordens Wht Milk 2% $1.4932oz Bordens White Milk Whole $1.49 Milk 11.5oz O/S Cranberry Juice $0.7948oz O/S Cranraspberry Ckt $3.6932oz Best Yet Lemon Juice $2.4911.5oz Bluebird Apple Juice $0.6011.5oz Bluebird Fruit Punch $0.60 Juices and Drinks 8.5oz D.M. Fruit Cocktails EZO $1.098.5oz D.M. Sliced Peaches EZO $1.09 Canned Fruit 8.5oz D.M. Sliced Beets $0.7514.5oz D.M. W.K. Corn $0.898.5oz D.M. Sweet Peas $0.7515oz Hunts Tomato Sc for Soups $1.5915oz Hunts Tomato Sauce $1.29 Canned Vegetables 18.8oz Campb Chky Veg Soup $1.5910.8oz Campb Cream of Mush $1.05 Soup 8oz Folgers Instant Coffee $5.50 Coffee 16oz Mullers Lasagna $1.495lbs Riceland Rice Parboiled $2.495lbs Riceland Rice White $2.49 Pasta & Rice 18oz Best Yet Corn Flakes $1.99 Cereals 4 Roll Angel Soft T/Tiss White $1.991 Roll Coronet Towels $1.291 Roll Sparkle Big Roll Towels $2.49100ct Dixie White Plates 9 $3.99 Paper Products 200ft Best Yet Alum Foil 12 $6.49 Aluminum Foil 15ct B.Y. Tall Kit. 13 gal Lemon $1.6915ct Glad Zip Frz Bag Gallon $2.6920ct Glad Drwstr Lawn 39Gal $7.59 Plastic Products 4pk D.M. Fruit Cup Mixed Fruit $2.994pk D.M. F.C. Cherry Mix Fruit $2.99 Fruit Snacks 18oz Pils Plus Yellow Cake Mix $1.99 Cake Mix 6oz Cutter Skintastic Pump $4.19 Insect Repellent 48oz Best Yet Vegetable Oil $1.99 Cooking Oil

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 17 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 BAHAMAS SUPPLY AGENCIES LTD.BAKCO Building, East Shirley Street P.O. Box SS-5632, Nassau, Bahamas Phone: (242) 393-2966 Fax: (242) 393-2523 E-MAIL: bahsagencies@batelnet.bs LAVERN BUTLER is one of the lucky winners in the recent GILLETTE Deodorant Promotion. Her purchase of Soft & Dri Gel Deodorant for $4.69 has won her $1,000 worth of shopping at Price Right Ltd. Marsh Harbour, which is the store where she purchased the deodarant. Lavern is seen in this photograph being presented with her $1,000 shopping certificate by Anup Shah, Abaco Representative for Bahamas Supply Agencies Ltd., the distributor of GILLETTE products throughout the Bahamas. Also pictured, on the right is Andrew Evans, Store Manager, Price Right Ltd. Well Done Lavern! GILLETTE Products are exclusively distributed in The Bahamas byBAHAMAS SUPPLY AGENCIES LTD. Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is CherokeeBy William (Billy) Roberts I am probably one of the last people to weigh in on the result of the vote on the referendum. I hope you will allow me to comment very briefly on the subject. Politics aside, the referendum, in and of itself, was a very needful and sensible proposal, especially where the equal rights for women was concerned. However, the FNM, under the leadership of Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, made a terrible miscalculation in their timing in presenting the referendum to the people. The timing itself was extremely suspect, and because of this fact alone (there were many others as well), it was bound to become a political issue, as it did. Everybody involved in politics in any way in this country, used the referendum for political mileage as far as I am concerned. The problem is, that so many of these people riding on the tidal wave that the referendum created, couldnt tell you why they felt and voted the way they did, and in fact, they still dont know for sure. They are merely parroting the words of various leaders and those seeking leadership positions. People who are easily lead may be funny to some, but they worry me. As I write these lines, I have just learned that the general election date has been announced. I am prepared. Thats as much as I will say at this time. Are you all prepared? And please, if I hear one more person say that they arent even going to vote, I think I will puke. This upcoming election has got to be the most exciting, and one of the most important ones to date. Maybe its just me. Maybe I need to get a life or something, but I have to tell you that there are not many subjects that interest and incite me more than politics. I definitely will not be as involved as I once used to be, not that I ever was really all that involved, but I can assure you that I am still very interested in what is going on in my country, and as long as I am able to, I will cast my vote and I will offer my opinions from time to time. I am very cognizant of my freedoms and rights, and I will avail myself of them whenComments on the ReferendumViewpointI feel it is necessary. Evils that befall the world are not nearly so often caused by bad men as they are by good men who are silent when an opinion must be voiced (a quote from the book Perfect Murder/ Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller.) Finally, I offer a piece of advice to the leadership of the FNM. Mr. Ingraham please do your party a favour, and the people a service, and step down. You have led your party well and you are a natural born leader. However you have apparently become intoxicated (just like another very great figure in our political past) with power and thus your time has expired. I know it is hard to accept, but there are others who are just as capable of your job as you are, although my first choices would not have been the same as yours. However, the past is history, and it cannot be altered. The future can be though. Good leadership is hard to find these days for sure. However, a graceful exit from a powerful position is even harder to come by these days. The news media is chock full of various such cases. Lets not make that mistake. Its an embarrassment to the whole nation. Nuff said. By Lory Kenyon Friends of the Environment are planning a workshop as a followup of their initial meeting in Marsh Harbour held on February 19. It will be held on April 13, from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pavilion at Abaco Beach Resort. We ask that you plan to stay for the entire session. A professional facilitator will run this meeting, with small groups meeting in the morning, lunch break and group reports given to the entire workshop in the afternoon. The Board has chosen eight topics from the general meeting for discussion at this workshop. If you would like to attend, pick your top three choices in which you want to participate and send them to us prior to the workshop. The topics are: 1. Abaco National Parks. 2. Recycling/Oil Waste Disposal. 3. Environmental Education; Schools and Community. 4. Environmental/Historic Walking Tour Maps. 5. Styrofoam Alternatives/Recycled products. 6. Pump Out Stations. 7. Fishing Licenses/Regulations/Enforcement 8. Personal Water Craft Use Restriction/ Legislation. It is most important that you send in your reservations by April 8. You can phone 3660090 or 366-0121.Friends Plan Environmental Workshop

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Page 18 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 Collins Ave., Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2601/2 Fax: (242) 367-2731 Choice Meats Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand Names Nabisco Murrays Duracell Bluebird Wise Quaker Del Monte Gatorade DISTRIBUTORS IN ABACO FOR Open 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday COMPLETE GROCERY LINE SOLOMONS SOLOMONS ABACO LTD A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Shop Safe! Shop SmartShop Solomons! 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 Port Officer Cyril Morley requests the boating public to renew their boat and dock licenses for 2002. Commercial boats, commercial docks and all private docks have annual licenses which expired December 31. Fishing, rental and charter boats fall within this category. Private recreational boats have annual licenses which expire the end of March. Masters licenses (Captains) also expire on December 31 and must be renewed. There are several categories of commercial Masters Licenses. Operators of private boats are not required to have an operators license. Private boats require a license which expires March 31 and should be renewed before that date. Boats registered on Abaco are given an AB number which ends in a two or three letter designation of the home port such as GTC, MH, MOW or HT. Like an automobile license, the number stays with the boat but the license must be renewed annually. Letters, three inches tall or larger, must be applied to the boats bow for public identification. All private and commercial (rental) jet skis must be licensed. Commercial docks include those at marinas, fish houses and charter boat companies. Private docks are those usually associated with a residence. This license can be equated to a lease for the crown land the dock is built on. Docks built in private excavated boat basins are not exempt from this license. This marine revenue is a significant income source for the Treasury. Abaco leads the country with about twice the number of marina docks as its nearest competitor. Abaco also leads the nation in the number of private docks. Port Officer Morleys office is located in the Administrators complex in Dove Plaza in Marsh Harbour.Dock and Boat Licenses May Be Expired AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the clinic. Remember Register to Vote

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 19 RE-ELECT ROBERT SWEETING RE-ELECT ROBERT SWEETINGCharacter Above Reproach Committed, Dedicated & Hardworking Character Above Reproach Committed, Dedicated & Hardworking Accomplishments Upgraded drainage system in Abaco Docks in each community repaired or rebuilt Main dock in Marsh Harbour presently being built Electricity and road to Cherokee Sound Upgraded water system New roads in Casaurina Point Paved roads in Man-O-War New school and post office in Man-O-War Paved highway to Sandy Point Reverse Osmosis system in Moores Island Cable Television (Just to name a few) THE FNM IS BETTER FOR YOU!THE CHOICE IS CLEAR THE FNM IS BETTER FOR YOU!THE CHOICE IS CLEAR

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Page 20 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays Charters & Water available on requestGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Call Rich or Melena Ph/Fax 242-365-5190 Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .Floor Tiles from 6" x 6" up to 18" x 18" Wall Tiles in 4" x 4" 6" x 6" 6" x 8" up to 10" x 16" We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optional Abaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Ph: 242-367-2797 Fax: 242-367-2359@available GATORADEHERRSHERRS HERRSHERRS HERRS Ranch Flavored Tortilla ChipsSaddle up for some serious flavor! Herrs delicious new Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips deliver a hearty, bold ranch taste that you wont be able to get enough of. Viva La Ranch!WelchsIts a fact.Gatorade is the most researched sports drink on the planet. Which might explain why nothing refuels and replenishes better not water, not juice or soda, not other sports drinks. Its scientifically formulated to have the right taste, the right amount of carbs and no carbonation.Welchs Grape Juice has been a family favorite for more than six generations. Today, our classic purple grape juice has been joined by a wide variety of wholesome juices to please every taste. Theyre all made with the same attention to quality as the original The choice for great cola taste. Aquafina PEPSI Enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Aquafina. Our state of the art reverse osmosis purification system ensures consistently great tasting Aquafina in every bottle. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 367-2658Silver Jewelry Ladies Dresses Panama Jack Hats, Sun Glasses, & Suntan Lotion Mens Shorts & Shirts Kids T-shirts Kalik Souvenirs Genuine Cuban Cigars Bahamian CDs & Tapes ...& a variety of other gifts & Souvenirs Located Across from Mangoes Restaurant Open Mon. thru Sat. 9 am to 5 pm Some Sundays daySUNSET SOUVENIRSRepresenting the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP 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"Treasure CayProperty Owners Hold MeetingThe Treasure Cay Property Owners Association held their annual meeting on March 19 at the Treasure Cay Community Centre. The annual meeting discusses many topics important to the home owners, the various committees present their reports and the financial records are made public. Approximately 100 owners were present and there were many additional proxy votes. Treasure Cay residents are planning to build a combination fire house, humane society and a garage for an ambulance. Treasure Cay Ltd. will be providing the land but construction cannot begin until the land is made available. They have collected about $50,000 toward the building and have pledges which will be available when construction begins. The pledges would bring the total to $90,000. The estimated cost will be about $160,000. The feeling at the meeting was that they are eager to proceed. Another area which concerns the residents is the situation with the water and sewerage. Government will eventually be purchasing these utilities and a purchase price has been agreed upon. But so far Treasure Cay Ltd. is providing the services. The sewer system is in such poor condition that raw sewerage puddles in several areas. There is a need for much new equipment. It is estimated that the system will require about one million dollars to revamp it. However, since Treasure Cay, Ltd. no longer has a franchise to operate these utilities, they have no guarantee on how long they will operating it and will have an income from it. With no guarantee of recouping their investment, they are allowing the situation to remain unchanged. The government is just completing a new water system which will serve Treasure Cay, Black Wood and eventually Green Turtle Cay. It was brought out in the meeting that one reason the government has not acted sooner in the purchase is that when the new water system is in use, they will have to begin repaying the loan from an international bank. If plans for a new hotel develop, government will go ahead. If the hotel does not happen soon, the feeling expressed at the meeting was they would like Treasure Cay Ltd to purchase water wholesale from the government for reselling which would give the area much better quality of water than now available. BEC is still upgrading the wiring in Treasure Cay. There is concern that the work will not be completed before the fishing tournaments begin next month. The fishing tournaments are important to the economy of the resort; however, the boats require large amounts of electricity. At present Treasure Cay is still served by generators located in the resort. BEC will probably move them to another island in the Bahamas when they eventually service that area from the generating plant in Marsh Harbour. But the home owners would like the generators which are currently providing their power to be left in The Treasure Cay Property Owners Association annually awards a trophy to one person who has contributed significantly to that community. This year the award went to Mr. Noel Lister, who organized a program to beautiful the area after the devastation of Hurricane Floyd. Shown above is Mr. Wardy Thompson, on the left, giving the award to Mr. Listers son, as Mr. Lister was unable to attend the meeting due to an illness. North Abaco News Please see North Page 34

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Page 22 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 Abaco Hardwareff ff f or Contror Contr or Contror Contr or Contr actoractor actoractor actor s & Homeo s & Homeo s & Homeo s & Homeo s & Homeo wnerwner wnerwner wner ss ss sMon Fri 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. 7 a.m. to 12 NoonTel: 242-367-2170 LumberElectrical SuppliesBuilding SuppliesToolsHardwareFencingPaintsMarine ProductsAppliances PlumbingFixtures Cabinets Grills Paint Plumbing & Fixtures Fans & Lights Tools Lumber & Plywood Windows & Shutters Lawn Furniture formerly Triple J Marine ElectronicsFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repairs of: Xantrex, Balmar and others SIMRADRaymarineF.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained TechnicianNow Located atop The Jib Room at Marsh Harbour MarinaTel: (242) 367-2163 Fax:(242)367-3388 e-mail: merlin@abacoinet.comMonitoring VHF CH16 Monday Friday 8am 5pm erlin sMarine Electronics It Pays to AdvertiseStepping into a room felt as though youd landed in another country. The liveliest room by far was Haiti. This crew drew the largest crowd of teenagers to their room which included a disco/club scene. The United States was very interesting with its elaborate setup including a computer set up with a slide show of the events of September 11. The day would not be complete without Junkanoo and everything else Bahamian. The Bahamian room included everything from Junkanoo costumes and Androsia print to straw crafts. Each room showcased and sold tasty dishes and sweet treats (and samples for those not too adventurous), historical facts and information pertaining to that country. Guests were able to get a taste of different cultures in many aspects. When asked what goes into the preparations for such an event, Mr. Rahim stated that the committee, which is comprised of teachers at the school and the schools secretary, met on several occasions devising plans for the big event. Mr. Rahim said, Almost every item for the event was donated by teachers, students and other persons in the community. The committee members worked tirelessly, ensuring that everything was in place. Also enjoying the celebrations were Ms. Vernel Thurston, Head of the Social Studies Department at Freeport High, and Mr. Cecil Thompson, District Superintendent for Freeport, Bimini and the Cays. Proceeds from the event will go towards the purchase of a television and VCR for the school and a computer for the staff room. More School News SchoolFrom Page 11 Please see School Page 23St. Francis Raffles Car Mr. Willie Albury, shown above with his wife Clarise and daughter Dawn Russell, is jubilant that he won the 2001 Diahatsu Cuore, the top prize in the St. Francis de Sales School raffle. Lots of games and entertainment helped raise money for many projects needed by the school. Face painting is always popular at school fairs. The boy shown above is getting the finishing touches on his mask. The all-day fair provided the residents of Central Abaco a delightful day all the while helping the school. Mr. Alfred Dean, shown above with his wife, was chosen as Teacher of Year for Abaco Central High School. The school celebrated with a motorcade and a luncheon on March 22. Mr. Dean is the music teacher and has developed a popular school choir and a Junkanoo band. Call VHF 16 or 242-367-4760 master.marine@abacoinet.com 100 yards west of the Union Jack dockMASTER MARINE & CYCLE Power In Tune With NatureExperience Hassle-Free Boating With Honda Quiet 4-stroke technology No smoky 2-stroke exhaust Extremely stable low speed performance Over-rev protection Gas assisted tilt Ideal for a variety of boats and yacht tenders Over hea/low oil pressure alert system Standard 12v/10amps regulsted charging system40 HP Tiller handle model BF40For optimum performance and safety; Read the Owners Manual before operating your Honda Marine Product. Always wear a personal flotation device while boating.

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 23 Mens, Womens & Childrens Wear T-Shirts Infants Clothing Household Items LuggageQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh HarbourMon Sat 8:30 am 5:30 pm Tel: 367-2017Spooners Phone: 367-2326 Marsh HarbourEnjoy the Performance!Visit our Locationacross fromStandard Hardware J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMAS Subscribe toThe AbaconianI could not have completed my extensive tour without my special tour guide, Mr. Charles Poitier of the Physical Education Department. Many thanks, Mr. Poitier. Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town. A special assembly was organized which included skits by students and a performance by the Junkanoo Band of Abaco and the ACH Dancers. Special music was provided by Petrel and Sherell Carey and a soloist from Florida Memorial College, Mr.Kenyarda Scott. Guest speaker was Mr. Mel White, Director of Music at Florida Memorial College.International DayBy Isobel Sherman The Third Annual International Day was held at Abaco Central High School on March 15. The day began with a parade of nations. Nations parading were Great Britain, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States and, of course, The Bahamas. The idea for the day began when More School News SchoolFrom Page 22 The Haitian room portrayed scenes from Haiti and offered produce and prepared food typical of what one would find there. The room, as always, was popular with music. Abaco Central High School celebrated Commonwealth Day by having an International Day which showcased all countries represented in the school. Each country paraded its flag and talked about its customs and traditions. Each country organized displays and offered foods typical of that country. The Bahamas, shown above, included artifacts, bush medicine and Junkanoo costumes. the school realized the diversity of its teaching staff and wanted to include other countries besides the members of the Commonwealth. Thus, International day replaced Commonwealth Day. After the parade there was an assembly where Mrs. Nadene Beneby read the Queens message for Commonwealth Day 2002. Then each participating country spoke about their country and some performed. Most told about their countries and what their flags meant. The speaker from the United States explained that the country is the melting point for all cultures and thus there is a diversity of cultures in the United States. After the assembly persons were invited to tour each countrys exhibit and purchaseAlfred Dean is HonouredBy Isobel Sherman On March 22 Mr. Alfred Dean was honoured as Teacher of the Year for Abaco Central high school. The day included a motorcade through the streets of MarshCountries Were Featured Please see School Page 35

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Page 24 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 MARSH HARBOUR 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 NEED HYDRAULIC HOSES AND FITTINGS? AID carries all the hydraulic hoses, fittings, and oils that you need to repair your back-hoe, tractor, or fork lift. TEACHERS AND SALARIED WORKERSCO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LIMITEDThe Nominations CommitteeWishes to announce that applications are now being invited from all qualified members who wish to be considered for recommendation as candidates for the seats to become available on either The Board of Directors or The Supervisory Committee at the 25th Annual General Meeting to be held on May 25th, 2002. All members interested in serving in either capacity should collect an application form from any of the Teachers and Salaried Workers Co-operative Credit Union Limited offices in Nassau, Freeport or Abaco. Completed applications, along with other information requested, should also be returned to any of the offices on or before the close of business on Friday, April 5th, 2002. Any applications, not fully completed or without the requested supporting information, or received after the aforementioned date will not be eligible for consideration. Years of Continuous Growth and Development Attention Abaco ResidentsBAHAMAS MARITIME INSTITUTE Will Be Offering Class A & B Boat Masters License CourseOn Tuesday 9th April 2002, there will be a Boat Masters & Seamanship Course at Central Abaco High School at 7 p.m. The First Class is FREE and interested persons wishing to continue with these classes may sign up following this session. Classes will continue every Tuesday, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., for two and one half (2) months. For more information regarding this program you may contact:Ms. Maxine Ferguson at: (242) 367-7127 or 477-5062 The Port Department at: (242) 367-2034 A special meeting for Murphy Town residents was called on March 18 to present a proposal by Island Construction of Freeport for a batch cement plant at the Parker freight site. No company representatives were present and information was minimal. It was concluded that a company representative should be invited to answer questions so another meeting was scheduled in two days time. On March 20 Mr. Larry Albury, a principal of Island Construction, made a detailed presentation of the project and answered questions to an audience of about 30 persons. The company proposes to erect a 57-foot tall silo to store the cement. Sealed container trucks, similar to petroleum tank trucks, will bring the cement from Freeport. The cement would be blown into the silo with all dust trapped in a filter at the top. A second filter would capture any dust emitted below at the mixing area. Sand and gravel will also be barged from Freeport where the company mines a particularly hard limestone rock and crushes it to aggregate size. They do not use sand taken from the sea. Their sand is also crushed and graded from the mining operation. This gives an angular sand particle as opposed to the rounded sand taken from the sea bed. A two-chamber hopper would be adjacent to the tower with a conveyor belt feeding sand and gravel to the mixing chamber. Scales ensure an accurate mixture. The sand, gravel and cement then empty into a waiting cement-mixing truck. A block molding machine would be situated nearby. No mining is scheduled in central Abaco, either on land or in the sea. They may later mine rock farther from central Abaco where they have applied for another project. Island Construction was hoping for a favorable decision as they are preparing to supply concrete to the new dock site in Marsh Harbour for the American Bridge Company. Questions by residents were related to safety, potential pollution, increased traffic and the further conversion of the site to industrial uses. When asked what the company would contribute to Murphy Town, Mr. Albury said they were prepared to assist with materials for community projects. The owners of the Parker site own a 20-foot strip along the east side of the present road and are willing to deed this to government for widening the road. In answering a question on the timing of the move and the location, Mr Albury explained that other companies were contacted by American Bridge but the terms were not acceptable. Island Construction was then contacted and their proposal was accepted. Mr. Alburys family owns the site which is accessible to the barges and is presently used for light industrial purposes.Town Considers Block Plant Site Please see Block PlantPage 30 This photo of a cement operation in Freeport shows the system which will be used in Murphy Town if a proposed project is approved by the Central Abaco Council. The operation on Abaco will be much smaller but will have a silo for the cement powder while the sand and gravel will be in two hoppers shown above on the left. The cement is mixed in a hopper under the silo before being emptied into a cement truck for hauling to the construction site.

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 25 Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination Call us today to quote your next trip367-4852 or 365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP S KWatermakers, Inc.AffordableReliable4256 North US 1 Ft. Pierce, Florida 34946 (561) 489-0852 Installation available in Abaco by Professional Service LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town, Abaco 150 to 100,000 Gallons Per Day Prices Starting at $2,450.00 U.S. Cost Check out our Website at www.skwatermakers.com[;\/-0 FormerlyFormerly FormerlyFormerly Formerly Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto COMPLETE ROOM PACKAGESPlus Wicker & Rattan for a Beautiful Island Home BEDROOM DINNING ROOM LIVING ROOMBuy a piece & save a little Buy a room & save a lot! BellasFurniture & Accessories ROOMS TO GO Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 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 By Alice Bain Abacos agricultural sector continues to show slow growth. The citrus growers are, by all accounts, having an average year. Jim Gilbert of the Bahama Star Farms reports a good crop and a steady market for fruit in the U.S. Bahama Star grows lemons and oranges but most of their crop is in ruby red grapefruit. In that type of fruit alone last year they shipped 45 million pounds to the U.S. and European markets. Abaco has several advantages over U.S. citrus farms; our soil is porous and therefore less likely to harbor harmful fungi, we do not have the citrus canker that has been troubling the Floridian groves, and Abaco is not subject to frosts during the winter. The trees here do not go dormant like they do in the U.S.they keep growing and putting out new leaves year round. Randy Key also grows citrus locally at Bahama Palm Groves and reports a decent crop and a fair market price for his product. Bahama Palm Groves grows lemons, limes, tangerines, tangelos, red grapefruit and oranges and sells its produce primarily on the local market. Pinewoods Nursery recently closed its fruit and vegetable retail operation, but the packing plant is still supplying citrus to the public on a wholesale basis in quantities down to a quarter case. Mr. Key also reports that Bahama Palm Groves plans to continue its line of fresh juices from its fruit, and to expect to see that product returning to local grocery stores soon. Ben Harmon is reclaiming a citrus grove that was operated last during the 1980s and has lain fallow long enough that the fruit from the trees can now be classed officially as organic produce. Mr. Harmon has been using fish emulsion, seaweed and chicken manure to fertilize the trees instead of chemical fertilizers and explains that in the years that the grove was uncultivated, a natural balance of insects has developed that keep most pests under control. Organic produce commands a higher price than conventionally grown fruit. Mr. Harmon harvested 32,000 boxes of fruit last season and shipped it all to the United States. He estimates that the farm could be in full production within four years and at that point could be producing up to 6,700,000 boxes of fruit a year! Mel Wells of Pepperpot Farms says that the banana fields are still recovering from the bruising they sustained late last year courtesy of Hurricane Michelle. The storm did a lot of damage, but the new plantings that Mr. Wells got in the ground just prior to the storm survived and are now growing nicely towards a new harvest this summer. Pepperpot Farms is also growing tomatoes and cucumbers for the local market, and several acres of onions. Sawyers Farms grows 70 acres a year of tomatoes, cabbages and bell peppers and reports an average year. Most of its produce goes to Nassau, but some is available on the local market as well. Ricky Albury is also experimenting with potatoes on some of his land this year in a partnership with some American growers in Michigan. He has planted 50 acres of redskin and baking potatoes and will see how the plants do during the next three months before harvest. Mr. Albury also grows cucumbers, bananas, cantaloupe melons and some of the tastiest watermelons on the island. He is the only farmer of wild hogs in the Bahamas.Agriculture Is Doing Will on Abaco Two Scholarships Were AwardedTwo students attending Abaco Central High School were awarded full music scholarships from Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida. Patrell Carey and Durrell Burrows will be enrolling for the fall semester, majoring in music. Florida Memorial will give the two scholarships perpetually in recognition of their alumnus, Mr. Alfred Dean, music teacher at Abaco Central.

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Page 26 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 Our Services: Carbonless Forms Office Stationary Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Wedding/Funeral Programs Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminations ...More Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Ph: (242) 367-3202 Fax: (242) 367-3201 Friendly & Professional Printing Services NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday C & A VC & A V C & A VC & A V C & A V ariety ariety ariety ariety ariety StorStor StorStor Stor e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink ss ss s Exclusive Distributor of NOW SELLING Gatorade, V8 Splash, Bluebird Juices, Water, Bottled and Canned SodasTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNext to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomons Abaco A True Bahamian Dining ExperienceCoconut Grouper Cracked Conch Crawfish Surf N Turf & More Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages ServedCome and Try Katies SpecialOpen Mon. Tue. Wed. Fri. Sat. 8am 3pm & 6pm 9pm Open Thu. 8am 3pm Sun. 10am 3pm & 6pm 9pmLocated in Memorial Plaza Phone: (242) 367-4657 CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front Abaco Glass Company Window glass cut and installed Pictures matted and framed Screens made and repaired Commercial store fronts installed and replaced Yale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour beside Western Auto 367-2442Marsh Harb.Town Comm 12 March 02 This was the first meeting held since December 4 due to a lack of a quorum in both January and February. The lack of road signs was brought to the Committees attention by Administrator in Training Dr. Huntley Christie. Members responded that numerous requests have been Attention, ParentsThis is a notice to all parents of grade 11 and 12 students who want their students to continue their education beyond high school. There will be a meeting on April 11 to explain the process of applying for the Government Scholarship Loan Scheme and other pertinent matters about higher education. The special guest that evening will be Ms. Judy Dorset who is the Education Officer in Scholarship and Tertiary Education Section of the Department of Education In Freeport. The meeting will be at Abaco Central High School at 7 p.m. and all parents are urged to attend to learn more about the process of getting an education for your child. made including a personal visit by previous Chief Councillor Mike Malone and Administrator Everette Hart to the Ministry of Works in Nassau in late 1998 or early 1999 without success. Three ground-mounted transformers with exposed bare terminals at a warehouse near Spring City were brought to the Committees attention by Chairman Yvonne Key. The buildings owner and BEC were to be contacted to safeguard the transformers. Councillor Mike Malone presented figures showing the representation of the Marsh Harbour polling districts compared with the resident voters in those areas. The numbers show that Polling Division 5 in Marsh Harbour should have an additional representative in Local Government. A letter will be sent to Nassau asking that this imbalance be corrected. The Minister of Works, Mr. Kenneth Russell, may come to Abaco to resolve the impasse with the waterfront road connecting the Stede Bonnet Road and Calcutta in Marsh Harbour. Ownership claims have stopped the paving of this roadway. A renewed liquor license for a restaurant in Marsh Harbour is being researched as there appears to be no record of an initial application or approval. Marsh Harb. Town Comm. 19 March 02 A special meeting was convened at the request of Candy Pinder. She noted the many instances where decisions made by the Marsh Harbour Committee are overturned by Council. The issue of representation and the ability of Council to override town decisions was discussed. A letter of complaint and suggested measures of relief will be sent to Nassau. Local Government at Work Port Authority Cent. Abaco 21 March 02 A request for a dock on property along the highway at Bustic Bight was deferred pending a determination of the status of the land where the dock was to be located. Members were asked to consider a speed limit for boats in the harbour of Marsh Harbour and at what point should it take effect. A decision was not requested but rather a broad request for thought on the topic. Hats Off to Mr Mrs Daniel Parkerthe worlds most proud Grand and Great-Grandparents for the safe delivery of six grand and two great-grandchildren within a six month period. We the gratified children and grandchildren, at this time take profound pleasure in having you both specially recognised for a job well done. Our hearts and prayers are with you always. Congradulations, and may God bless you! The six grands are: Valente Carey Aug. 19th, 01 Torrin Miller Aug. 20th, 01 Natae Brynan Oct. 25th, 01 April Parker Nov. 28th, 01 Delgado Parker Jan. 16th, 02 Sarrina Parker Jan. 31st, 02 The two great-grands are: Nathanya Burrows Nov. 20th, 01 Deante Happy Easter to Our Readers

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 27 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept. 367-2000 Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept. VHF Ch 16 Trauma One Ambulance Service 367-2911 Dundas Town Fire Dept. 367-2935 or 4935 Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc VHF 16 or 366-0282 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock ...................................................... $12.00 + $3 Abaco Beach Hotel through Golden Harvest$10.00 + $3 Dove Plaza to Stop Light ................................ $10.00 + $2 Western Auto ....................................................$ 6.00 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town ......$10.00 + $3 Murphy Town or Pelican Shores .................. $14.00 + $4 Eastern Shores or Spring City ....................... $15.00 + $4 Gov. Clinic ......................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Snake Cay .................................................... $35.00 + $10 Treasure Cay B ...........................................$55.00 + $ 5 Casuarina Point ............................................. $60.00 + $10 Airport Treas. Cay B .................................$65.00 + $ 5 Bahama Palm Shores .................................. $70.00 + $10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ........................... $80.00 + $10 Crossing Rocks .......................................... $100.00 + $10 Sandy Point ................................................. $135.00 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Abaco Beach Hotel through Wallys ...............$ 2.00 + $2 Jib Room ..........................................................$ 5.00 + $2 Stop Light or Dove Plaza ................................$ 6.00 + $3 Government Freight Dock ...............................$ 7.00 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance ..........$ 9.00 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour No children under three years to be charged. Uncaged pets will be charged as passengers Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf Boards $3.00 ea. Between Northern Abaco Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star, or Moxy .........$14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors .............................$10 + $5 Sand Banks ........................................................$20 + $5 Joes Creek ........................................................$35 + $5 Black Wood ........................................................$14 + $5 Fire Road ...........................................................$25 + $5 Coopers Town ..................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour ...................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay ..........................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ....................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ...........................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven .....................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round Trip ...............................$85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour .................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joes Creek ......................................$25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..............................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks ................................................$7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 Waiting Time $12 Per Hour Air Lines Serving AbacoAir Florida Ft. Lauderdale ................................ 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Laud erdale ............................ 367-2800 American Eagle Miami ..................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau ........................................ 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...... 367-2287 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 ........................36 5-4119 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 T reasure 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 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 28 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 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 front 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 SOLD SOLD SOLDago and today it has transformed the lives of many beautiful Abaco children and their families. She, too, has tapped the wonderful resources of people, talent and money for her kids. These 600 children at Abaco Central Primary are our kids. Lets show them that we care. Every kid deserves a teeter-totter and a swing set on their school playground. Every kid deserves a classroom full of literature and learning tools. Every kid deserves a working toilet. No job is too big for this ABACO COMMUNITY of hardworking and good people. Lets join hands, hearts and minds with the Abaco Central Primary PTA, staff and students and help our kids.Horrified by CrueltyThe Editor, Today, while driving through town (Marsh Harbour) on my way home, I happened to pass a little dog that seemed to be experiencing some difficulty getting across the street. Thinking that the dog was probably just suffering from the natural effects of aging, I continued to drive on. As I passed the dog, it began stumbling about, and I suddenly realised that it had a few open wounds on its body. Well, although I am a dog lover, ordinarily I would have probably kept on driving. For some reason though, my conscience got the better of me, and I drove straight away to Dr. Baileys office to ask for assistance in capturing the dog and bringing it back to his office for observation. As it turns out, a customer at Dr. Baileys office offered to help, and we were given a sedative to administer upon subduing the dog. The dog was soon subdued and sedated by myself and the Good Samaritan who came along to help. To our total disgust and horror, the open wounds that I had seen turned out to be apparently intentionally inflicted wounds that were infested by maggots! So obviously this poor creature was probably hacked up by some barbarian and left to suffer. Bear in mind that this dog weighed all of 25-30 pounds. According to Dr. Bailey, by the size of the maggots, the dog would have probably been in this condition for approximately four to five days. I tell you, as a mans man, I find this kind of behaviour very repulsive and absolutely barbaric. Anybody who could do to a dog what was done to this dog, deserves a few lashes of the cat-onine tails, and I will be glad to oblige. I realise that to a lot of people it seems silly that so many of the rest of us get so attached to our animals. They are only dogs after all. Right? Wrong! They are companions who never back talk you, they never complain about anything, not even pain sometimes (as was the case with the little dog we attempted to help), they are always glad to see you, they have distinct personalities of their own, etc. In other words, they are intelligent creatures if given the opportunity to prove it. On two separate occasions within the last few weeks, I have had to reprimand young boys because of the way they were treating their dogs. Now I know you might ask What business is it of mine? Well, allow me, please. It is my business for two reasons. l.) It is against the law of this land to mistreat animals. I am a tax paying citizen, and as such I will say what I please to whomever I please as long as I am not threatening anybodys life, and especially if their actions are unlawful in the first place. I am a former officer of the law myself, and once you have been in that profession, it sticks with you forever. Besides, if I or some other citizen doesnt say or do something, then nothing will be done because I have never known a Bahamian police officer who went LettersFrom Page 9 out of his way to correct a cruel act to an animal. Reason 2.) I love animals. If that is a problem for anybody, then I suggest you get over it as soon as you can because I am not an easily dissuaded man. Incidentally, both of the individuals that I had to reprimand are from a specific national background. I have proven it to be true over and over that the act of abusing animals seems to be a regular thing for these people. Im sorry if the truth hurts. It usually does. It hurts me from time to time, and Im as tough as rusty metal. So sue me! In closing, let me offer some insight to the less illuminated. If we are ever to be considered a first world country (HA HA!), we have to act a certain way. (God help us!) I believe most people are good natured by most measures, and probably wouldnt hurt a fly. If, however, you see someone abusing an animal and say nothing, then you are allowing that behaviour to go unchallenged. The same applies to many other aspects of our lives. Unless enough people are offended by certain behaviour and actually say something about it, that behaviour will never change. We are our brothers keeper whether we like it or not. And surely any person or animal which is defenseless deserves our assisitance. Its the right thing to do. I believe that all life is the creation of a living and loving God. If I respect Him, I must respect His creation. By the way, Dr. Bailey decided that the most humane thing we could do for this poor dog was to put her down, thus we did. It was the right thing to do. Sincerely William (Billy) Roberts MorMor MorMor Mor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 29 Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned and Rehubbed Aluminum Brass Stainless Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum SandblastingPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Well Done Water MakersWW WW W ell Doneell Done ell Doneell Done ell Done carries a complete line of RR RR R everse Osmosis Desalinaeverse Osmosis Desalinaeverse Osmosis Desalinaeverse Osmosis Desalinaeverse Osmosis Desalinators.tors. tors.tors. tors. Sizes start at 100 GPD100 GPD 100 GPD100 GPD 100 GPD to 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD 20,000 GPD. We can install, service and maintain all of the equipment we sell and drill the neccessary water and drain wells to supply the units. Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841 Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841 Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841 Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841 Call us today @ 367-4842 / 367-4841Well Done Water Well ServicesCall us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842 Call us today @ 367-4841 / 367-4842Professionally drilled water and drain wells Serving all of Abaco including: Guana Cay, Elbow Cay, ManOWar Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour. We case all of our wells down to the water and use Professional well screen at the pump levels. Get your well done today to supply your water maker for your home or business. We also sell, service and install water makers By Alice Bain Marsh Harbour is now seeing some longawaited road-surface improvements. TwoPaving of Intersections Continuesintersections in Marsh Harbour have been newly repaved with hot mix asphalt and two more are slated for repaving soon. Bahama Hot Mix has been using an asphalt machine to repair rough roads at the K & S Auto Service and Abaco Wholesale corners on Don MacKay Boulevard. Next week the machine will move on to the intersection where the traffic light used to be and the corner of Front Street and Queen Elizabeth Drive. In the old chip and sand seal method (which Bahama Hot Mix will be using to pave the corner of Crockett Drive and Forest Drive), the surface is coated with RC250 tar and covered with a layer of stone. This is repeated once more and rolled in. Any loose gravel is swept off a week or so later, and until then cars must drive through the gravel and dust. The new method is true hot mix asphalt mixed and heated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit in a machine at Treasure Cay. Another machine then spreads this mix on the road surface, which is ready for immediate use and is completely dust-free. This is a more durable surface and is the same type used in Nassau, Freeport and the United States. The extension to Stede Bonnet Road has been halfway surfaced with chip and seal but work has been temporarily halted due to a property dispute. The Front Street in Marsh Harbour has a badly broken surface and will be repaired with concrete soon to maintain its traditional look. Some cracks and missing spots in the new asphalt by K & S corner were caused by a minor malfunction in the asphalt machine. Bahama Hot Mix has indicated that they plan to rip up this faulty piece of road and repave it properly. This is an example of a problem with the new resurfaced paving at an intersection in Marsh Harbour. The company will be repaving that area. have success, it will be felt and appreciated by all. But should we fail, there will not be enough to go around for the big dogs, much less the small ones. We have a great responsibility to vote, and we are now dealing with a new monster that has been dubbed globalization. This creature will have no mercy on those who do not conform and join. As a Bahamian, I urge everyone to vote, and I urge everyone to vote for the safety and prosperity of our nation. We owe it to our country. RobertsFrom Page 8

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Page 30 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 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. 1$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 $82,000 PlanningFrom Page 1 tween planned growth and organic growth in towns and cities. Marsh Harbour has been growing organically, that is, there has historically been no long-range plan in place to direct the future development of the town. He mentioned that this situation has led to problems as the city grows. Unless we take control of the growth soon, he predicted that we will have more problems in the future. During the question period after Mr. Fergusons talk, Chamber members expressed their frustration at the lack of success that the Town Planning Committee has had in Marsh Harbour and asked what Environmental questions were directed to Ms. Bertha McPhee, Manager of the Abaco office of Environmental Health, but she was unable to give definitive answers without more information on the project. She hoped to be given further information including an environmental impact assessment for the project. Mr. Albury did comment that there were no hazardous chemicals used, the cement, sand and gravel were non-polluting the materials were not combustible the materials were not subject to leakage there was no threat to nearby marine life. Resident were concerned with the potenBlock PlantFrom Page 24 tial for dust emissions. It was explained that dust is not a problem with filters and present technology. The general feeling of the meeting was one of acceptance of the proposal. One woman wanted Murphy Town to be open to change and growth. She wanted her town to share in the growth of the central Abaco area. She wanted the town youth to experience jobs and economic investment. She was concerned that too many opportunities are bypassing Murphy Town. The Town Committee members will now evaluate the residents input and make a recommendation to Council which will make the final decision. the proper procedure was for submitting plans to Central Government. It is clear that in order for Marsh Harbour to take control of its own growth, the town must agree on a plan, submit it to Central Government and have it passed into law. He felt that the process by which this might occur is still obscure, but it is clear that both Local Government and the business community need to be a part of local planning. As a body representing the Abaco business community, the Chamber intends to take an active role in pursuing an effective town plan for Marsh Harbour.

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 31 A low speed vehicle engineered for both street and turf, with a street speed of 25 mph. Model E825/LSV includes Four wheel hydraulic brakes Full exterior lighting 72 volt low maintenance battery systemBeginning at Beginning at Beginning at Beginning at Beginning at $9,960Global Electric Motorcars, LLCA Subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler Corporation. ....Practical Affordable... ....Versatile Functional... ....Safe!Call for informationAsk for Heath(242) 367-2840Mon Sat 8 am to 5:30 pm AA AA A uto Puto P uto Puto P uto P arar arar ar tsts tsts ts & & & & & SerSer SerSer Ser vicevice vicevice vice CenterCenter CenterCenter CenterWe specialize in keeping old cars running like new with our large parts inventory. If we dont have it, we get air deliveries twice weekly from the U.S. Located downtown behind the SHELL Marsh Harbour Service Station.The population of Nassau grouper is crashing due to overexploitation of spawning aggregations, and signs are that conch are being overharvested before they can breed. These startling conclusions are the result of research by the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation headed by Sir Nicholas Nuttall. He pointed out that the grouper catch in 2001 was less than half a million pounds about a third of the 1999 catch. And recent surveys of discarded conch shells show that 75 percent are undersized. Grouper stocks are approaching the point of no return, Sir Nicholas said in a letter to the press recently, and we have learned that once the fish are gone, they do not come back. So we must either limit our catch or lose them. He urged citizens to make their views known during the general election campaign and vote for candidates who will act decisively on these issues. Copies of an independent fisheries report commissioned by BREEF are available for a processing fee of $10 by calling the organizations office at 362-6477. We must leave our election candidates in no doubt that we expect them to rescue the grouper and conch. Remember that it is very difficult to get conservation measures adopted. Change is unpopular and data is hard to collect and verify, he said. The easiest time for MPs to act is in the first few months of a new parliament when they know they have a secure job for the next five years. If they act soon, those who win this election will be able to take credit for the recovery of our fish stocks at the 2007 poll. BREEF began its campaign to save the Nassau grouper in 1997. It commissioned a comprehensive study by British fisheries experts which showed that the population decline would become irreversible if conservation measures were not taken. In fact, the Bahamas has the last remaining viable grouper fishery in the entire region, the fish having been pushed to the point of commercial extinction elsewhere. Fishing contributes more to the countrys gross national product than agriculture, banking or insurance. Landings of conch are valued at over $1.5 million a year and landings of scalefish are valued at over $3 million a year, while the crawfish industry is the worlds fourth largest contributing $65 million to the economy. But catches and average sizes are declining and experts warn that the industry is not being effectively managed. If the Bahamas continues to expand and develop the fishing industry, without adequate management controls in place, it is inevitable that economic and social benefits from the industry will decline, causing serious economic, social and environmental problems, the report warned. Protection of spawning aggregations and a threemonth ban on grouper fishing during the winter breeding season are two measures that have been suggested to slow the decline. But closed seasons are not a practical option for the conch fishery, which is also in decline throughout the region due to high fishing pressure. Most scientists agree that the best solution to overexploitation of fish stocks is the creation of a network of marine reserves, similar to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park which became a no-fishing zone in 1986. The BREEF report concludes that a system of marine reserves would be an effective means of promoting sustainable fisheries. Evidence from the Exuma park, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and other protected areas around the world show that such reserves help replenish declining fish stocks. We believe that, with the agreement of fishermen, you can close off part of the sea to give our conch and grouper vital breeding space, Sir Nicholas said. Each island should have its own marine reserve to spread the burdens and benefits fairly. In the late 1990s BREEF held workshops with fishermen and local government officials to discuss the creation and siting of marine reserves. The organization then commissioned four top scientists to rate the 33 sites identified by the workshops. In January, 2001, the government selected five of these sites to be closed to fishing as an experiment. But the policy has not been legally implemented. The next government will decide the future of the marine reserves policy and whether we will continue to be able to enjoy eating conch and grouper, Sir Nicholas said. We can help raise money to create a network of marine reserves, but ultimately success or failure rests with the Bahamian citizen. Will you support a closed season for grouper and never buy or catch undersized conch? Will you demand that our politicians implement a system of marine reserves to protect our fishery stocks? It is our responsibility to act now, he said. BREEF was formed in 1994 to invest in marine environmental education targeting Bahamian science teachers throughout the country. It is a private, non-profit organization based in Nassau which has helped train hundreds of local teachers at the Bahamian Field Station on San Salvador.BREEF Warns of Crashing Conch and Grouper Stocks Derek A. Lee, BRI Abaco District Managing BrokerRetta Thomas Office Manager Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-4608 Fax: (242) 367-5452 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netMargot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War Cay, Abaco Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.comChristopher PlummerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.comLinda S. Stewart BRI Broker Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-4608 Fax: (242) 367-5452 Elbow Cay Lubbers Quarters Tilloo Cay Tel:(242)366-3138 Fax: (242) 366-3139 e.mail: lindastewart@abacoinet.com VHF Ch. 16 "Cracker Ps"John CashEstate Agent Treasure Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 e.mail: jic@oii.net www.hgchristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 3/1/02 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES "Yellow Jack" Elbow Cay Lucayos 2 bedroom 2 bath home 1/4 Acre Fabulous Sea of Abaco Views. Furnished # 3709 New Price $415,000."Blue House" Great Cistern + 100 Waterfront on Sea of Abaco. 3 bedroom, 3 bath home Terrific Views of the Sea and the Cays Furnished. #AB 0036 $295,000."Ocean View" Elbow Cay 115 Ocean Beach-front. 4 bedroom, 3 bath home 3/4 acre. Fabulous Ocean Views Beautiful Landscaping Furnished. #AB 0038 New Listing $1,412,000. Elbow Cay North End "Bellfree" almost 1/2 acre 1 bedroom, 1 bath home, great Sea of Abaco Views Private dock. Furnished. # AB 0043 New Listing $1,180,000. Elbow Cay White Sound Area "Aunt Pats Bay" Lot #5 14,914 sq.ft.Great Elevation #AB 5068 $225,000. Elbow Cay White Sound, "Sand Dollar" 3 bedroom, 3 bath Luxury Home 3/4 acre land swimming pool. beautiful Custom furniture, Great elevation, Superb Ocean Views #AB 0003 $1,450,000.Elbow Cay White Sound Area 6.13 Fabulous Acres perfect for development or elegant estate # 3697 $1,820,000.Elbow Cay Marnies Landing "Savannah Hill" 3 bedroom, 2 bath Luxury Home almost 1/2 acre land Superb Sea of Abaco Views #AB 0022 $965,000. Elbow Cay "Oasis" 5.33 acres Sea-to-sea 3 bedroom, 2 1.2 bathHome Great elevation, Superb sea of Abaco and Ocean Views PrivateDock #1481$3,300,000. Great Cistern "The Chandlery" 4 bedroom, 2 bath lovely 2,200 sq.ft. home one acre of land with cabin, called "Heaven" by current owner, perfect for studio. guest house or income property. #AB0025 $375,000. Great Guana Cay "Oceanfrontier Hideaway" mini-resort Beachfront 6 unique 2 bedroom, 1 bath, rental log cabins2,000 gal/day Watermaker Central location #AB 0026 $1,275,000. Green Turtle Cay "Coco Sound" 28 prime residential building sites between Coco Bay and White Sound from 1/4 1/2 acre #AB 5090 priced from $59,000 Green Turtle Cay -104 x 80 Building site #3619 $86,000. Man-O-War Cay "Czanne" 3 bedroom 3 bath Luxury Residence-Large,Elegant Living Spaces Built 1998 Beach Great Ocean View #2861 $1,295,000. Man-O-War Cay "Gauguin" 2 bedroom 2 bath home Furnished, Near Beach Ocean View #3435 $400,000. Marsh Harbour "Running Light" Commercial Over 100 of prime Marsh Harbour waterfront over 1/3 acre. 2,600 sq.ft of Office or residential space in two buildings. Great parking and room for expansion. Private Dock # AB 0042 $800,000. Marsh Harbour Commercial 2,360 sq.ft. showroom, office and warehouse located near main street 14,965 sq. ft. fenced lot. #AB 0031 $320,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Lot #45 Private Boat Slip #AB 5066 $275,000. Sand Banks Bay One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90 of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay. Limited Number Available #AB 5069 from $63,700. Tilloo Cay beautiful building site 14,754 sq.ft. Good elevation Great Views #AB 5062 $42,000. Treasure Cay Atlantis Condominium Unit 2106 -2 bedroom, 2 baths Ground floor Canal Front Private Dock Slip Fully furnished #AB 0041 $170,000. Treasure Cay "South View" 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home. Canal Front Location Great Sea of Abaco Views, Good family home Fully furnished #AB 0030 $340,000. Treasure Cay "Brigantine Bay" 120 Canal front building site. Over 140 deep Sea Wall #AB 5068 $180,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Beautiful 2.68 acre building site. sea-to-sea, between Coco Bay and the Ocean. Good elevations for spectacular views Dock. Fabulous beaches on sound & ocean. # AB 5067 $650,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. 2.68 Acres sea-to-sea between the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay Swimming Pool Dock super views. #AB 0007 $900,000. Green Turtle Cay Splendid hill top one acre buliding site. Great elevation, wonderful White Sound and Sea of Abaco views. #AB 5094 $485,000. Green Turtle Cay Family Residence 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath 2,265 sq.ft. living space on two floors on 1 1/2 secluded acres. #AB 0035 $945,000. Lubbers Quarters "Southwest Point" 2 bedroom 2 bath home. 1/3 acre land Good Elevation Great Views Private Dock beautifully maintained Furnished Excellent Rental History. #AB 0009 $453,000. Lubbers Quarters "Abaco Ocean Club Lot 105" 12,819 sq.ft. 1/4 acre.Beautiful Hillside Building Site Great Sea of Abaco Views. #AB 5097 $62,000. Lubbers Quarters "West Point" 2 bedroom 2 bath home. .287 acre land Good Elevation Private DockFurnished Excellent Rental History. #AB 0008 $442,000. Lubbers Quarters "Abaco Ocean Club Lot 65" 12,326 sq.ft. 1/4 acre. Beautiful Hillside Building Site #AB 5103$49,000. Man-O-War Cay "Outrageous" 4 bedroom 31/2 bath home. Furnished, Beach Access, Ocean View, Semi-Private Dock. # 2899 $875,000

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Page 32 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Houses and Land For Sale or Rent Classified Advertisements REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE Turtle Rocks 10 acre parcel w/two sand beaches and cove. Ideal for small development or private estate. $195,000 Elbow Cay 2 bed/2 bath house with spectacular ocean view. Professionally landscaped property and spacious, wraparound deck. $345,000 Guana Cay Lots at Dolphin Beach Subdivision. Priced to move starting at $40,000 with ocean views. Lubbers Quarters 1 acre water front properties, two on beach, two on bluff. Dockage and electricity available. Leisure Lee 1/2 acre lot with all utilities present. $20,000 Lubbers Quarters House lots starting at $25,000 with access to sandy beach. Views of the Sea of Abaco. Elbow Cay Lots from $45,000. Roads, power, telephones, ocean views. Residential and Commercial. Victor R. Patterson Memorial Plaza P.O. Box AB 20123 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2749 E-mail: seagraperealty@hotmail.com Sea Grape Realty PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE NEW LISTINGS 3 water front lots near Alburys Ferry Office, Marsh Harbour A large corner residential lot in Little Orchard SubdivisionLOCATED ON STRATTON DRIVE IN MARSH HARBOUR P.O. BOX AB 20404 ABACO, BAHAMAS 242-367-2719 FAX 367-2359 Abaco Real Estate Agency LtdMarsh Harbour The 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 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartiments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties9 hse + 365-4465 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties13 + 365-4234 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.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 366-0557 Hotels and House Rental AgentsMan-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 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 Abaco R Abaco R Abaco R Abaco R Abaco R ock Ltd.ock Ltd. ock Ltd.ock Ltd. ock Ltd.Our Reputation is Concrete For all your concrete needs For all your concrete needs For all your concrete needs For all your concrete needs For all your concrete needs specializing in specializing in specializing in specializing in specializing in Mixing and placement of concrete Mixing and placement of concrete Mixing and placement of concrete Mixing and placement of concrete Mixing and placement of concrete for all phases of construction for all phases of construction for all phases of construction for all phases of construction for all phases of constructionFULL LINE OF FULL LINE OF FULL LINE OF FULL LINE OF FULL LINE OF Benches Benches Benches Benches Benches Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Sand & Rock Sand & Rock Sand & Rock Sand & Rock Sand & Rock Excavating Excavating Excavating Excavating Excavating Concrete Stepping Stones Concrete Stepping Stones Concrete Stepping Stones Concrete Stepping Stones Concrete Stepping Stones Planters Planters Planters Planters Planters Bird Baths Bird Baths Bird Baths Bird Baths Bird Baths P P P P P icnic Ticnic T icnic Ticnic T icnic T ablesables ablesables ables Hope Town, Abaco Tel: (242) 366-0168 Fax (242) 366-0122By Alice Bain The constellation Orion (the Hunter) is one of the brightest and most recognizable in the winter sky. Centered high in the southern sky at 7:30 p.m., the three bright stars that make up Orions belt are unmistakable. Four very bright stars mark the shoulders and knees of the Hunter, a fainter star marks his head, and a sword hanging from the belt contains the famous Large Orion Nebula, otherwise known as M42. Orions left shoulder (as you look at the constellation) is the star Betelgeuse (pronounced beetle juice and meaning, literally, the armpit in Arabic). Betelgeuse is a red supergiant a massive star 650 times as large as our sun with a diameter larger than the orbit of Jupiter! It is also one of the most obviously red stars in the sky, especially when contrasted with another star in Orion, the blue-white supergiant Rigel. Rigel is diagonally opposite Betelgeuse, in the position of Orions right foot and is the seventh brightest star in the sky. The star Bellatrix is Orions right shoulder, and Saiph is the name of his left foot. The three famous belt stars are named, from west to east, Mintaka, Alnilam and Alnitak and they point southeast to the brightest star in the sky Sirius in the constellation Canis Major. In Greek mythology Orion was a hunter who boasted that he could best any animal on earth. Gaea, the earth goddess, heard of this and was angry, so she sent one of the smallest animals, the scorpion, against Orion. The scorpion stung Orion on the heel and he died and ever since then the two of them have been at opposite ends of the night sky. Orion dominates the winter sky and Scorpio lurks in the south during the summer but you will never see both of them in the sky at once. Ancient cultures from the Egyptians and the Hebrews to the Hittites and the Sumerians all recognized Orion, the giant hunter of the winter sky. Remember Register to VoteThe Stars at Night: Part 4 Orion

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 33By Alice Bain Abaco Markets has recently constructed an extension to Solomons Abaco, and now they are redesigning the store as a fully stocked retail grocery outlet. The changeover has already begun at time of writing and should be well under way by the time this article sees print. Solomons will have 720 linear feet of retail dry groceries (compared to the Golden Harvests 900 feet), a 12 foot beverage cooler, 25 doors of frozen foods, 32 feet of fresh meat, 32 feet of produce and 32 feet of dairy. They will have a butcher department for ordering specific cuts of meat and deli items. Abaco Markets will also be bring-Solomons Abaco Expandsing in par-baked Dominoes Pizzas and selling them through the Solomons Abaco outlet; the pizzas are ready made and just need to be popped in the oven to finish baking. About 3,000 retail items have already been added to the shelves at Solomons Abaco. During March they will be upgrading their point-of-sale system to handle more customers with eight checkouts at the store. The new parking lot affords ample space for customers to park. Solomons Abaco will continue to stock and sell wholesale products; the customer will be able to buy one bottle of mayonnaise or a half-case if he wants to. Abaco Markets is presently awaiting BEC to upgrade their power supply so that they can utilize the new lighting they have installed at this location. Store hours will soon change to reflect the increased retail activity to Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The upgrade should be finished before June. Abaco Markets is presently hiring staff for the expanded Solomons store. They report that they plan to upgrade and expand the Treasure Cay Mini Market later in the year. 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 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. 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. This fenced -in area has electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembline, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet for just $1400 permonth. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 359-6658 Commercial Space Available Royal Harbour Village. Please call for details. 242-367-3262 Dundas Town split level house 3 bed/1 bath, 2 bed/1 bath with basement. Includes 1 bed cottage in rear. Call 367-3177 or 357-6656 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, Rentals and Sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-366-0224 or Fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Elbow Cay ocean front home, brand new, custom built by builder, 80 wide lot, 2 bed 2 bath upstairs, 1 bed apt. downstairs, Walk to Sea Spray. $850,000 Call 321-784-0163 or leave message for Cliff at 366-0065 Great Cistern 1/2 acre lot $50,000 net, 1/4 acre lot $25,000 net. Both lots have sea view. Call Donna after 5 p.m. at 367-3472 Guana Cay 3/3 furnished on 1/2 acre w/apt downstairs. $265,000 all inclusive. Photos and info at www.caribpro.com Guana Cay residential lot for sale (1/4 acre) Located just outside settlement, 2 lots in from ocean. Call 242-357-9057. $72,000 Houses and Land For Sale or RentClassified Advertisements Property and Houses FOR SALE Property and Houses FOR SALE Property and Houses FOR SALE COMMERCIAL RENTALS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS MUST SELLINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOSandy Point 3 bed, 1 bath 13,545 sq. ft. Lot #119 Murphy Town Vacant Land 108 x 104 Lot 78B Dundas Town 2 storey, 4 bed, 2 bath on acre Lot #25 Dundas Town 3-2 bed, 1 bath triplex 9,000 sq. ft. Lot #18BOffers should be addressed in writing to: U. Cartwright/Ms. M. T. Rolle P.O. Box AB20567 Marsh Harbour, AbacoFor conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact U. Cartwright/Ms. M. T. Rolle at (242) 367-2141, 367-2142 Abaco. Serious enquiries only may be considered for qualified purchasers. Interested persons in Nassau may contact Mr. Jones at 242-502-3024Murphy Town 3 bed, 2 bath Hill top Lot 67 Near Cherokee Private Sale: 3 bed 2 bath house built 1998, beautiful views, additional acreage also available 366-2266 Best Buy in Abaco20 acres water front near Marsh Harbour. New road access $200,000 NET. NET. Firm Phone 242-322-4782 Leave Message 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. $750,000 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 Commercial property for sale on Don MacKay Blvd opposite Callenders & Co. 90 on main road by 300 deep, Call 242-367-4918 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 Lubbers Quarters one of a kind, custom built home facing Tahiti Beach/Tilloo Cut and open ocean. 2.4 very private landscaped acres with 251 feet on Sea of Abaco. $835,000 net completely furnished. Owner 242-366-3129. US 561308-2106 or 828-926-5384 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 242-477-6661Marsh Harbour LUXURIOUS 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) COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE CondolencesBy Lee Pinder Evelyn Edith Pinder, born December 15, 1920 in Cherokee Sound and died within twenty feet of that very spot on March 12, 2002, after a long illness. Ms. Evelyn lived with her husband, Percival, in Nassau for many years, but they always kept their home in Cherokee. A few years ago they started spending more of their time here. Mr. Percival died here in October 1999. Probably she will be long remembered for the delicious pies she made and for her cheerful smile and sunny disposition, her love of the church and her God. We shall all miss her terribly. A memorial service will be held at Epworh Chapel on April 7 at 3 p.m.

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Page 34 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 Employment OpportunitiesABAB ABAB AB AA AA A CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L CO MARKETS L TDTD TDTD TD .. .. JANITORS & BUTCHERSApply at Sawyers Market Benefits: Pension Fund Medical Insurance Regular hours five day week Vacation schedule 1 5 years = 2 weeks 5 10 years = 3 weeks 10 + years = 4 weeksApplication forms available at Abaco Wholesale, Marsh Harbour 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 GOVERNMENT NOTICEMINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKSINFRASTRUCTURE REHABILITATION PROJECT PHASE 1 (Hurricane Floyd) Loan No. 1266/OC-BH Request for Tenders for Installation of aTimber Dock at Fox Town Dock, AbacoThe Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas has received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance a Program for the Rehabilitation of Infrastructure in the country. Part of the proceeds of the loan will be applied to: Installing a Timber Dock at Fox Town, Abaco The Contract is for approximately $145,000 and contractors are invited to submit tenders with comprehensive details of their relevant experience in undertaking similar projects. The contract will be awarded to the tenderer providing the most economical and acceptable quotation. Indicative quantities for major items are:Timber Docks: 1,350 square feet Tender Documents are available at the office of the Director of Public Works at the Ministry of Public Works, John F. Kennedy Drive, for a fee of $50.00. Certified cheques should be made payable to the "Public Treasury, Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas" Tenders must be returned not later than 2 pm (1400 hours) Thursday 25th April 2002, hand delivered and addressed to: Director of Works Ministry of Public Works 3rd Floor, West Wing John F. Kennedy Drive P.O. Box N 8156 Nassau, Bahamas The Ministry reserves the right to reject any or all tenders. Signed Anita Bernard (Mrs.) Permanent Secretary 16 x 20 Storage Units and Yard SpaceSECURITYTrucks Cars Boats Etc.Ask for Glen at 367-2414 or 359-6288P.O. Box AB-20504 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas place. The homeowners were told that the approvals for a new hotel are complete except for a concession from the government which the resort developers are requesting. The plans are now for a 175 room hotel. The developers will work with an internationally well known hotel chain which will provide the management and marketing for the hotel. Mr. Jerry Roberts, who has been heading the humane society in Treasure Cay, asked that someone else take over his duties. He has been doing it for many years. The situation with stray dogs is getting worse and a program to get them under control is essential. The Treasure Cay Amenities Management Committee is working to locate owners who are delinquent in paying their assessments. The committee is made up of representatives from both Treasure Cay Limited and from the Treasure Cay Properties Owners Association. They plan to have a second annual meeting which will be held in the fall. This meeting will held prior to the collection notices and will present a full yearly accounting, mainly for the benefit of Bahamian home owners. NorthFrom Page 20 Support Your Communities! Get Involved! GOVERNMENT NOTICEMINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKSINFRASTRUCTURE REHABILITATION PROJECT PHASE 1 (Hurricane Floyd) Loan No. 1266/OC-BH Request for Tenders for Installation of aTimber Dock at Green Turtle Cay Ferry Dock, AbacoThe Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas has received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance a Program for the Rehabilitation of Infrastructure in the country. Part of the proceeds of the loan will be applied to: Installing a Timber Dock, moorings and concrete boat ramp at Green Turtle Cay, Abaco The Contract is for approximately $55,000 and contractors are invited to submit tenders with comprehensive details of their relevant experience in undertaking similar projects. The contract will be awarded to the tenderer providing the most economical and acceptable quotation. Indicative quantities for major items are:Timber Docks: 300 square feet Mass Concrete: 15 cubic yards Tender Documents are available at the office of the Director of Public Works at the Ministry of Public Works, John F. Kennedy Drive, for a fee of $50.00. Certified cheques should be made payable to the "Public Treasury, Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas" Tenders must be returned not later than 2.00pm (1400 hours) Thursday 25th April 2002, hand delivered and addressed to: Director of Works Ministry of Public Works 3rd Floor, West Wing John F. Kennedy Drive P.O. Box N 8156 Nassau, Bahamas The Ministry reserves the right to reject any or all tenders. Signed Anita Bernard (Mrs.) Permanent Secretary

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April 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 35 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 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 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 New TRANE A/C unit, 3 ton condensing unit (12.0 SEER) air handler w/heater and thermostat. $2000 OBO Call 366-0287 All Mercurys 40 HP$600225 HP$6000 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 13 fiberglass dinhy $1000 OBO, 6 HP Suzuki outboard $400 OBO. Call 366-2266 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 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 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. 1985 GMC R/V Van sleeps 2, with stove, refrig & pottie, in good condition. DUTY PAID. $3500. Ph. 242-367-7248 Fax 972-723-0291 1993 Suzuki Swift, automatic, runs excellent. Asking $2500. 10 x 5 utility trailer $1500. Call 367-4643 1994 Dodge Dakota, King Cab 62,000 miles. $10,500 ONO Phone 367-2997 1996 Nissan Mauma Power windows/door locks, upgraded stereo with CD player, Katskins 2 twne leather seats, woodgrain. Asking $15,000 OBO Call 242-477-5844 or 242-367-2778 96 Dodge Dakota Pick-up SLT Club Cab, 57,000 miles. $14,900. Call 365-8818 98 Hyundai Accent 2 door, stick shift. $4500 OBO Call 367-4643 1999 Ford Explorer 4 WD, fully loaded, like new, 30,000 miles. Call 365-8055 Mobile Trailer Home in West Palm Beach, 60 x 12 fully furnished. For more information call 367-2997 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. Energetic mature female with organizational and management skills, willing to travel, is seeking a management position with a private/public organization or property management. Phone 375-8015 or 367-3520 28 Intrepid 1993 twin 200 HP Yamahas with low hours, radar arch with collapsible Bimini top, rocket launcher seat w/rod holders, swim platforms w/ ladder, VHF, stereo, depth finder, fish finder, fresh water wash down, live well, running lights, forward seating, builtin cooler, $49,500 OBO 365-8771 day or 3658467 after 5 p.m. 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 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 52 Houseboat 1988 custom aluminum hull, 2 Volvo turbo 130 HP dual prop I/O. 10 KW gen set, 2 Cruisair A/C, fully furnished & equipped. 320 gal diesel, 700 gal water, sleeps 8 fully galley, 3 staterooms. Call Kevin Taylor 912-723-6352 (W), 912-723-4241 (H) $99,500 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats HELP WANTED BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Have sciatica? TMJ? Lower back pain? Headaches? Get relief with muscular therapy. Call Karen Lane @ 367-5215 Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 3672111 COMMERCIAL SERVICES 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 C & G Restaurant, Bar and Bakery All stock and equipment. Asking $43,500 Phone 3673767 BUSINESS FOR SALE POSITION WANTEDAnything Under the Sun Construction specializing in stamped concrete, designed resurfaced concrete, wood decks and fiberglass pool installation. Call 477-5848 Swimming Pool Maintenance Splish, Splash Pool Service will stop you cleaning and keep you swimming. We offer bi-weekly service including chemicals Call 477-5848 Young Christian lady seeking live in postion to care for an elderly person. Call 367-4568 between 9-5 food indigenous to each country. The day was very successful Special guests included Ms. Bernell Thurston, head of the Social Studies Department at St. Georges High School on Grand Bahamas and Mr. Lynden Davis, Manager of Commonwealth Bank in Marsh Harbour. SchoolFrom Page 23New Chicks ArriveBy Isobel Sherman Two hundred baby chickens came to Abaco Central High School recently from Freeport. Once again Mr. Cecil Thompson, District Superintendent for Grand Bahama, was responsible for procuring the chickens and their transport. Abaco Anglers Fishing Tournament32nd Annual Abaco Anglers Fishing Tournament April 18 26, 2002Awards Banquet April 27 at Sea Spray Resort Open to all men, women and children Adults $85 Juniors (under 16) $40 All waters between Walkers Cay and Hole-in-the-Wall Trophies are Bronze Sculptures by Pete Johnston The door prize is a Gold Piece donated by Pete Johnston of Little Harbour Donations from local merchants will be raffled A live band will provide music. Call Lighthouse Marina at 366-0154 for information

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Page 36 The Abaconian April 1st, 2002 S h o p a n d S a v e a t S h o p a n d S a v e a t Happy Easter!Happy Easter! Happy Easter!Happy Easter! Happy Easter! Happy Easter! Open Mon. Thur. 8 am 6:30 pm Fri. Sat 8 am 7:30 pm Located on Stratton Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone (242) 367-7283 Fax: (242) 367-5767Simply The Best Prices in Town! Simply The Best Prices in Town!