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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 04-15-2002
Copyright Date: 2009

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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 04-15-2002
Copyright Date: 2009

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April 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 9, NUMBER 8, APRIL 15th, 2002 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #5050 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 7571 N.W. 78th St. Medley, FL 33166-7530 Forward and Address Correction PLP Rally Draws CrowdsLeader Perry Christies Outlines PLP Goals The Leader of the PLP Party, Mr. Perry Christie, is shown here, center, with the two PLP candidates for Abaco. Mr. Fritz Bootle on the left is the candidate for North Abaco Constituency and Mr. Edison Key, right, is the candidate for the PLP in the South Abaco Constituency. They appeared at an island wide rally on April 6 held in Murphy Town. Hundreds listened as they wooed voters with the goals of their party for the future of The Bahamas and Abaco specifically.Children Parade for EasterSt. Francis de Sales School held an Easter Parade on March 26. It was a competition and also allowed the children to dress in their Easter clothes so parents and friends could admire them.School Presents the Lion KingThe children of the Amy Roberts Primary School presented their version of the Lion King for school mates from several other schools on March 25. The school annually produces an entertaining program which the other school children look forward to. The Progressive Liberal Party held an islandwide rally on April 6 which was attended by well over 1000 persons. The leader of the party, Mr. Perry Christie, was accompanied by several other party leaders including Mr. Bradley Roberts, Philip Brave Davis and Mr. Obie Wilchcombe. The two candidates for Abaco, Mr. Edison Key for the South Abaco Constituency and Mr. Fritz Bootle for the North Abaco Constituency, were introduced to the crowd and spoke of their goals for Abaco. Mr. Christie, keynote speaker, outlined his partys goals if the PLP wins the election and he becomes leader of the Government. He will put an emphasis on developing the agricultural and fishing industries. Abaco has 50,000 cultivatable acres but only 18,000 actually under cultivation. Grand Bahama and Andros also have great potential in agricultural areas. The fishing industry can contribute much more to the economy. He will strengthen the Defense Force to protect the marine assets of the country. Mr. Christies government will have a different style of governing. The people will be more active and will asked to contribute before any major decisions are made. He feel strongly that every island needs one ma jor anchoring hotel which Abaco does not have. In order to have a hotel, adequate infrastructure must be in place. The PLP would build an airport, a control tower and runways for Marsh Harbour. Please see Rally Page 30

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Page 2 The Abaconian April 15th, 2002 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. bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICEICE ICEICE ICE RENTRENT RENTRENT RENT ALAL ALAL AL BIKESBIKES BIKESBIKES BIKES UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL New Schedule as of March 10th, 2002In Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour By Isobel Sherman On April 3rd the Abaco bonefish championship competition was held. The competition is held each year to determine the Abaco bonefishing champion. Prior to this year the winner on Abaco has competed with the other Family Island champions. A national winner is named. who represents the Bahamas in the International Bonefishing Championship held in October at a different site in the Bahamas each year. However, this year it has been decided that the top five Family Island winners will compete in the International Championship which will be held in Exuma this coming October. The rules are simple. Each bonefisherman fishes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and has an observer on his boat. The contest is a catchand-release format. Points are awarded for each fish caught, one point for fish up to 20 inches in length, two points for fish 20-25 inches in length and three points for fish over 25 inches. Four persons entered the Abaco competition this year: Justin Sands with observer Don Cornish, ODonald McIntosh with observer Amos Weatherford, Buddy Pinder with observer Pete Brubaker and Maitland Bonefish Lowe with observer Hank Davis. A volunteer observer is assigned at random to each boat. The unofficial results put Justin Sands in first place with 46 fish caught for 46 points, Buddy Pinder in second place with 25 fish caught for 27 points, Maitland Lowe in third place with seven fish for seven points and ODonnell McIntosh in fourth place with six fish and six points. Justin Sands will now wait for his score to be verified and for the results of the other islands to see if he will be in the international championship in October.Abaco Bonefish Competition Names WinnerThe Ministry of Tourism sponsors an annual bonefish competition on each of the major islands of The Bahamas. This year the top five winners of these competitions will compete in an international competition to be held in October. Shown above are, l. to r., Observer Hank Davis, Abacos Champion Justin Sands, Manager of the Abaco Tourism office Don Cornish, Observer Pete Brubaker, fisherman Buddy Pinder, fisherman ODonald McIntosh and observer Amos Weatherford. Justin Sands, winner of the Abaco bonefish competition is shown above during the competition as he scans the water for bonefish. He succeeded in landing 46 fish during the eight-hour day. That gave him the points necessary to win the Abaco title. Abaco expects him to capture the Bahamas championship with the score of 46 which he earned. All bonefish are returned to the water immediately on being landed. A volunteer observer is aboard each boat.

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April 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 3 NEW IMPROVED NEW IMPROVED PLPPLP PLPPLP PLPNEW IMPROVED NEW IMPROVED NEW IMPROVEDP R O G R E S S I V E L I B E R A L P A R T YThe name Perry Gladstone Christie has become synonymous not just with politics but with Junkanoo, tourism, law, and track and field. For the past thirty years, he has helped to shape and define the countrys socio-cultural and political landscape. From his days as a young, dashing Senator, he has occupied practically every seat of political prominence and importance: Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister, Deputy Party Leader, Opposition Leader and now co-father of theHouse of Assembly. In all of these pursuits, he has embodied what is best about public service. What is his passion? Honesty and integrity in public life. Blessed with an infectiously warm personality, quick smile, sharp wits and ever-ready embrace, Perry Christie sits among the pantheon of national leaders whose appeal transcends race, class, age and gender barriers. He has prepared himself well for the job that awaits him as the nations next Chief Executive. Like most politicians, he has detractors. Even his opponents however, admit three things about him: not only is he incorruptible, he is people-driven and is capable of performing at the highest levels. The fact that he shys away from mud-slinging and disdains down and dirty politics, is at long last now being seen as a strength, not a weakness. In fact, it is Perry Christies view that in politics, you have opponents, not enemies. When necessary, he invokes Rev. Jesse Jackson, you cannot hold your adversary in a ditch unless you also linger there. The son of working class parents, Gladstone and Naomi Christie (both deceased) Perry Christie was not always on the fast track to national prominence. In fact, when he was dismissed from the Govemment High School, many thought that he should follow in his dads foot-steps and drive a taxi or take up a trade. In one sense, his dismissal was the best thing, that ever happened to him. It taught him how to take a lemon and make lemonade; how to trans-form a negative into a positive. Rather than drown in selfpity, Perry Christie picked himself up, dusted himself off and as they say, the rest is history. Armed with an honours Law Degree from Londons Birmingham University, he was catapulted to the limelight in 1974 when he was appointed to the Senate. He hasnt looked back since. He has risen from a high school push-out to senior partner in the nations largest Black law firm. Thats not just a mark of achievement; its a sign of leadership. In many ways, Perry G. Christie is uniquely qualified to lead The Bahamas at this time. Experienced. Ebullient. Calm. Consensusbuilder. Honest. Self-secured. Well prepared for his date with destiny, but fortified by an abiding reality: Id rather lose by doing what is right, than win by doing what is wrong. His vision for the future is one of expansion and inclusion; one of empowerment and upliftment. It is in this spirit that many feel that he will become the next Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. He and his wife Bernadette, an Attorney and CPA, are the proud parents of three children.Perry G. Christie: The Right ChoiceA Vision for South AbacoEdison Key the PLPs experienced candidate for South Abaco, recently completed a summary of his longterm plans for the area. We are pleased to explain them to you here.Upgrade airport and terminal facilities. We have to construct a modern international airport, with control tower, etc. that will be capable of taking us into the future. Qualified Bahamian companies must always be considered first for Government contracts. Abaco is ready for a National Health Insurance program. A hospital is needed. Abacos local government has some flaws. Some of the local boards encompass more than one town. We will restructure local government to ensure that each town board is represented by persons of that area and and has authority in their decision making of their town. Community road upgrade. Abaco can support a healthy fishing and farming industry. New programs must be implemented for these industries to survive and grow. The police department must be upgraded in order to curtail petty crimes. Orderly relocation of the Mud and Pigeon Pea communities. An important thing missing from our community is a proper sports and community complex. Return schools to settlements where locals desire them to be. The PLP Government will make land available at a reasonable cost for a first time Bahamian property owner. Within the philosophy of the Progressive Liberal Party I believe that my background experience and commitment will enable me to achieve these results with all sections of South Abaco for the development and progress of all persons in this community and in our country.

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Page 4 The Abaconian April 15th, 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! 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 VillasTT 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 Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 365-5002 365-5028 (office) 365-5083 (fax) News of the CaysMan-O-WarBy Pat ElkinsFire Department Fund RaiserThe Man-O-War Fire/Rescue hosted a fund raising chicken and rib dinner on March 9th. A water slide provided entertainment for the youngsters and a few oldsters, too. The dinners were eaten at tables under the shade of buttonwood trees as family and friends gathered for the occasion. The new firehouse was open for inspection. Roomy shelves hold stacks of neatly piled equipment. The fire engine was on display as well as a golf cart that was outfitted with a pump and hose rack to demonstrate the departments ability to respond quickly to an emergency. The cart being used does not belong to the fire department and the funds raised at this dinner will go toward the purchase of a cart for the departments use. Although there were no games of chance or other fund raisers, the day brought in $4,500 for the department. Many thanks to all who helped to make the event possible.Heritage Day FunOn March 8 neatly decked out in PE uniforms, the students of Man-O-War School traveled to Hope Town to help celebrate Heritage Day. The children were given a glimpse of how life used to be when their ancestors first settled in Abaco. The Wyannie Malone Museum was a treasure trove of island life and lore. The children were given the opportunity to see old photos and hear stories of life in the old days. They played the games the children of yesteryear enjoyed and observed different crafts. A trip across the harbour to the lighthouse ended the day and then back home to Man-O-War. It was a fun and instructive day for the students and chaperones alike.The Lion King AdventureOn March 25 grades 1-3 were invited to Green Turtle Cay to attend a performance of the Lion King presented by the students of the Amy Roberts School. As usual the actors gave a quality performance. Allie Phillpot, first grade, pronounced the production really good. When asked if they used a real lion, she replied, When Simba was first born, they used a fuzzy puppy, but when he grew up, he was just a child playing a lion. Even though there were no real lions or other animals, the children had a wonderful time. Thank you, actors and faculty of Amy Roberts School for your hospitality.Hope TownSuccessful House Tour Benefits SchoolBy Ellen Hardy The Hope Town House Tour, which benPlease see News Page 0 The Hope Town House Tour, organized by some of the women of the island to benefit the Hope Town school, proved to be very popular. More than 400 enjoyed viewing the 13 houses open and then enjoying the food provided at the school after the tour.

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April 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 5 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 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 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: 367-5241efitted the Hope Town Primary Schools computer fund, was held on March 14 and enjoyed a tremendous success. Large crowds numbering nearly 400 from all over Abaco arrived on ferries to enjoy the tour which featured both historic and newly built home within the settlement. People enjoyed strolling through the historic Loyalist community viewing the 13 home open to them. One of the highlights of the tour was the Hope Town Primary School where the students conducted their own tour of the 108year-old school house. The students were also involved with registration, set up and clean up. Our appreciation is extended to all the families who so graciously opened their lovely homes for viewing and to all those who helped make this day such a success.Sailing Season EndsBy Dottie Shrier The Hope Town Sailing Club has conNewsFrom Page 28 More News of the Cayscluded another successful season of sailboat racing. The races, held from November to April, attract sailors from the entire Abaco area. Often there are as many as 19 registered to enter. A spokesman for the Race Committee stated the purpose of the club is to encourage sailing. He stated, We welcome skipThe Hope Town Sailing Club Race Committee is shown above. They organize a series of sail boat races each winter which are open to all sailors. They are, l. to r., Jim Klein, Jack Helm, Joe Shrier and ChairmanJohn Foster. Competition is keen in the sail boat races sponsored by the Hope Town Sailing Club. Shown here is the Grumpy Old Men being crewed by five men which the strong winds required. CaysFrom Page 4

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Page 6 The Abaconian April 15th, 2002 Brand PartsHardware & Fastenersfor Homeowners and ContractorsPlumbing Supplies Water HeatersYour largest choice of economical Gas AppliancesAt the traffic light in Marsh Harbour Paints 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 New Freight ServiceBy Isobel Sherman The M/V Only One D has begun regular weekly service to Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour from West Palm Beach. The service is being coordinated in Marsh Harbour by Trinity Customs Brokers. The boat is operated by Heavy Lift Services/ Gulfstream Line Inc. in Riviera Beach.New SpecialistsBy Isobel Sherman The Abaco Medical Clinic will be adding more specialists to the group of specializing doctors to visit Abaco on a regular basis. They include Dr. Demerritte, a neurologist, who be at the Abaco Medical Clinic on Crockett Drive on the second Friday of every month. He will be able to do EEGs and nerve conduction studies at the clinic as well as providing other neurological consultations. In addition, Dr.Koch, a chiropractor will also soon begin regular visits to the Abaco Medical Clinic and another specialist, Dr. Gipson, a podiatrist from Freeport, will be making monthly visits. If the demand is high enough, he will visit Abaco Medical Clinic twice a month. Call 367-4240 for an appointment with any of these specialists.South Abaco ChampionshipBy Isobel Sherman The 29th Annual Bahamas Billfish Tournament will begin on April 14 with the South Abaco Championship. According to Mrs. Kevie Thomas of Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour, where this tournament is held, 60 boats have registered for this event. The grand prize for boating a blue marlin in Abaco waters weighing more than 1069 pounds is $800,000. Four legs of this five leg tournament will be on Abaco. After the South Abaco Championship, the tournament moves to Walkers Cay, then to Treasure Cay, then off to Harbour Island and the final leg will be back at Abaco Beach Resort. Anglers can fish all five legs or as many legs as they wish.Native Fish Fries Will BeginBy Isobel Sherman The Ministry of Tourism will be holding four Native Fish Fries to give visitors the opportunity to taste true Bahamian foods. The first will be held on April 19th at Crossing Beach from 6-11 p.m. Music will be provided by D.J. Smooth. The fish fries will continue every Friday night through May 10th. Native dishes will be on sale. For more information call the Abaco Office Ministry Central Abaco NewsOn March 28 Mrs. Iris Hanchell, Customer Services Manager of CIBC Bahamas Ltd. Marsh Harbour Branch, presented a cheque for $500 to the Abaco Branch of the Bahamas Red Cross. Shown accepting the donation is Mr. Serone Kennedy, President of the Abaco Branch accompanied by Mr. Desmond Hepburn, Treasurer of the Abaco Branch. of Tourism at 3673067.Its Tough Getting a SeatBy Isobel Sherman As of April 7 Bahamasair added a noon flight from Nassau to Marsh Harbour and return to Nassau. This should alleviate the problem of traveling between Abaco and Nassau. There has been a severe shortage of seats since Bahamasair cancelled their Nassau-Marsh Harbour-West Palm Beach flight three months ago. It has been tough to get a seat on any of the scheduled airlines into West Palm Beach or Nassau. When Bahamasair cancelled its flight to West Palm, it not only affected travel to West Palm but also to Nassau. Debris and garbage are accummulating at the main Customs office at the freight dock in Marsh Harbour. It seems that no one wants to tke the responsbility of seeing that it is removed. Please see Central Page 21

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April 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 7 Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.com Tables on the waterfrontRestaurant, Marina and BoutiqueAir-conditioned waterfront dining, or Drink and dine at the popular patio bar . Phone Restaurant 367-2366 Marina 242-367-4255 VHF Ch 16Monthly dockage Internet access Water, electricity, phones & cable TV on dockDinghy dock for customersSunday Buffet Grill 5 pm 9 pm Wednesday Grill & Fries night Breakfast Monday Saturday 7:30 10 a.m. Wide variety of bar snacks 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 10 p.m.Email: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by Estin & Brown TipSt. Francis de SalesSchool Fair a Great SuccessBy Isobel Sherman On March 23rd St. Francis de Sales School held its Annual School Fair. Building up to the fair were weeks of selling raffle tickets with the first prize being a brand new Curore car. There were trips and lunches and dinners also as prizes. The fair featured the usual attractions, dart throwing to burst balloons, punch board, clown throw, hoop-la and the everpopular face painting. Chicken dinners were on sale as well as delicious pieces of a variety of cakes. A band added to the excitement. The school bus was kept busy busing persons to the fair. At the end of the night the fair had raised more than $9,000 and that did not include the proceeds from the raffle. The winner of the car was Willie Albury of Marsh Harbour who drove it home that night.Principal Davies ResignsBy Isobel Sherman Mrs. Laura Davies, Principal of St. Francis de Sales, will not be returning in September.The Catholic Board of Education will advertise the vacancy. St. Francis will be adding a grade 12 class next school year. The school will then offer grades preschool through grade 12.SAT RegistrationBy Isobel Sherman The college entrance examination SAT will be offered on Abaco on May 2. If you did not register by March 29th, you will have to pay a late registration fee. This is the last time the SAT will be given this school year on Abaco. The next sitting will be in December for the 2002/2003 school year. This test is administered by Forest Heights Academy.COB Opens an OfficeBy Isobel Sherman The College of the Bahamas now has an office here in Abaco. Located on Forest Drive next to Road Runners Bycycle Store, the office is open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mr Richard Fawkes is the College of the Bahamas repSchool NewsThe relays teams of Abaco Central High School completed in the inter school competition and came in first. However, they did not come first overall in the competition. S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town has a newly resurfaced basketball thanks to the generosity of a friend of the school who financed the costs. The young people now have a renewed interest in playing ball. Please see School Page 31 China, Crystal, Jewellery, Watches & Resort Wear For every budget In Marsh Harbour beside the Boat Harbour entrance Monday Saturday 9 am 5:30 pm call 367-3191LenoLeno LenoLeno Leno xx xx x ChinaChina ChinaChina China PerPer PerPer Per fumefume fumefume fume OmegaOmega OmegaOmega Omega WW WW W aa aa a tchestches tchestches tches LladrLladr LladrLladr Lladr oo oo o FigurFigur FigurFigur Figur inesines inesines ines JeJe JeJe Je ww ww w ellrellr ellrellr ellr yy yy y Spring Clearance Sale Spring Clearance Sale Spring Clearance Sale Spring Clearance Sale Spring Clearance SaleApril 26 & 27, 2002 9 am 5:30 pm

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Page 8 The Abaconian April 15th, 2002 The Editor Says . .Our Garbage and Trash Dilemma All About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Alice Bain, Stephanie Humblestone, Anita Rolle, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Marc Binard, Pat Elkins, Ellen Hardy, Christine McCully, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface By S. Timothy Roberts The Bahamas today enjoys a wonderful and flourishing tourism industry which accounts for the wealth and prosperity of the majority of the countrys people. However, what hides behind the door of tomorrow? The problem is that we all expect prosperity to continue, but as a rule it almost always fluctuates. It is up to us to curb the downward trends and make the most of the upward ones. Abaco, as well as the whole Bahamas and many other countries, experienced such a downturn after the September 11th attack on the United States. Tourism here saw a very significant decrease in the following months. However, there has been a significant recovery. Abacos Tourism Office said that there has been at least a 95 percent comeback and bookings for the upcoming season are high. According to the Tourism Office the pickup in tourism really began in February. This is an example of the resiliency of Abacos and the Bahamas tourism product, but it is also an example of the fortitude of the AmericanDavid RalphGenerally Speaking . .Tomorrow Belongs to Todaypeople who make up 80 percent of our visitors. Dont be fooled, however, into thinking we will always bounce back. We still need to guard our product vigilantly. We need to continuously develop and nurture the product while remaining innovative and culturally sensitive. Tourism isnt just a build it and they will come industry, it requires diligence, continual training, modification and tweaking. Abacos tourism product is unique as are all the islands of The Bahamas, and we need to be sure we grow the right product for our environment. We need to be careful in By Isobel ShermanAbaco Needs Seats and a New TerminalIf anyone ever doubted that Marsh Harbour International Airport needs a new terminal, they should have visited the airport over the Easter weekend. Lines were long, crooked and cramped. Persons were inside like they were packed in a sardine can and outside persons were looking for shade. Most of these persons were visitors here for their holiday and some were residents going off for a few days. International passengers are now required to check in two hours before flight time. A persons is frazzled before they even get on the flight. The plans for the new terminal are very nice but the terminal is needed in reality, not just as an architects plan. In addition, there is a great need for more flight between Abaco and West Palm Beach. Many visitors as well as local people traveled Bahamasair from West Palm Beach. The other two carriers into West Palm are over-booked and some of the prices persons have told me are totally ridiculous. Ms. Kendy Anderson of the Abaco office of the Ministry of Tourism says that the Ministry of Tourism is in talks to try to resolve the crisis. It is a crisis because most Please see Sherman Page 25 Garbage, trash, worn out appliances and junk cars are problems for people the world over. There are so many items in our affluent society that we cast aside. Everyone eventually has to cope with varying amounts of this debris. For our many restaurants and bars, the waste consists of meat and vegetable scraps from clients and the kitchen along with buckets of cooking oil and grease which must be disposed of. Individuals have the same disposal needs but on a smaller scale. In the industrial and business world it is batteries, oils, tires, car parts, engines and entire machines to be trucked away. Government provides residential collection and disposal service for normal household garbage and trash. Nassau makes occasional residential pick-ups of appliances and furniture and perhaps this should be considered here. The various towns have designated areas where the material is usually burned, then periodically pushed off to make room for more. The burning reduces the volume and the heat alters the metal properties to hasten corrosion. The trash quickly rusts, rots or mildews on its own. The Marsh Harbour area generates enough trash to require a full-time dump attendant and regular bulldozer work. Government provides this service in an effort to keep the towns clean and healthy. Regular collection reduces the temptation to throw the trash across the street or in the bushes. Garages, restaurants and commercial establishments must cart their own debris away or make arrangements to have it hauled off. Appliances, cars and construction debris are usually deposited separately in the dump area and left to disintegrate (or accumulate) over time. The Marsh Harbour dump is only four or five miles away from the farthest resident. However, it is astounding to find refrigerators, cars and bagged garbage on nearly every deserted side road in the area. The South Side Road is not far from the area dump but it is becoming a secondary dump site. The car graveyard on the S.C. Bootle Highway continues to expand with the most recent additions dumped and abandoned right on the edge of the road. Little effort is made to curtail the practice (See photo on page 19) Some of the clandestine dump sites around Marsh Harbour can be traced to specific businesses due to the brands of appliances found. Some of the abandoned cars along the highway still have business decals and vehicle registrations in the windshields. A side road in the forest south of Black Wood continually attracts junked cars and garbage. Local Government has erected a sign stating No Dumping. This particular side road leads to a beautiful blue hole close to the coast. A few feet away in the coppice behind the blue hole are the remains of an old sisal mill. Anyone can park his car beside the garbage and enjoy the beauty of the area. It is a real study in opposites, the blue hole on the right and junk cars and rusting refrigerators on the left. Trash is dumped into another blue hole close to a town several miles north. Garbage dumps are necessary but they waste land and devalue the surrounding area. No residence or business wants to be next door to a dump. Smoke, flies and a trail of trash usually give away their location. Our off-shore cays confront their trash problems in different ways. The collection is generally the same although on a smaller scale than the towns on the mainland. Green Turtle Cay has land-fill trenches that seem to work but there are suspicions that the nearby reef is suffering from chemical leakage and pollution. Guana Cay has a dump on private land which the owners want to reclaim. Government land on Guana is scarce complicating a solution. Hope Town has an interior swamp used for garbage. Only when the wind is favorable is the smell and smoke tolerable. Man-O-War took an unusual approach several years ago. They bought a chipper for mulching yard and brush debris. This reduced their total trash volume by half or more. The mulch is sold to home gardeners and used along roads and public areas to suppress weeds. The remaining trash is transported to Marsh Harbour where it is trucked, still in containers, to the dump. This is not a cheap solution but premium real estate on their island brings a greater return in taxes and jobs when used for residential and business purposes. Our various local government bodies do not talk to each other so no attempt is made for an overall plan. Central government is holding ambitious plans for modern land fill garbage sites on the major islands including Abaco. These project have not been mentioned for quite a while and budget constraints from the September 11 fallout, the straw market fire and Hurricane Michelle last year are probably to blame. This would be a good project for the Chamber of Commerce or an environmental group to tackle. The membership of these groups spans political boundaries and would seek a broad solution. There is no one-size fits all answer. However, consider the following: Our seashore and reefs should not be subjected or affected by garbage, trash or leaching chemicals. Oils, batteries and chemicals should not be disposed of near our well fields. This includes agricultural chemicals. One or more areas should be designated for the collection of appliances, cars and machinery. Owners should be required to dispose of vehicles, appliances and larger discarded items in areas set aside for these things. Effort should be made to stop the disposal of cars on the edge of the highway or along remote roads. Local or central government must see that they go to an approved site. Garbage removal of some sort should be provided for the Haitian communities. They generate the same trash as the rest of us and like many, they look for an easy way to get rid of it. There is no reason for bird watchers and nature lovers to be subjected to view and smell our garbage as they wander through our pristine areas. Money is always a problem. Man-O-Wars solution is not cheap but the town is clean and there are few complaints. Government likes the taxes these up-scale properties generate and it is not unreasonable that a portion of this money is used for trash removal. Dump sites pay no taxes. The main island of Abaco has the advantage of many potential dump sites on land not suitable for residential or business use. Answers must be found that are cost effective and workable. Authorities and residents must work together to stop indiscriminate dumping alongside highways and down side roads. The dumps are bad enough but at least they keep the mess all in one place. Garbage is a universal problem. Many of our towns would benefit from long range planning and answers. The collection and removal process is also expensive. A broad approach would probably save money overall and preserve premium real estate for better uses. The Bahamas is stressing the eco-tourism advantage that our islands offer and is promoting our natural beauty. There wont be much to sell the way we are headed. Junk cars and rusting appliances dont command a very high price. of our tourists come by air. Remember, Abaco has a 73 percent return rate and we must keep that figure rising. One way is to make sure we have enough airline seats into Abaco and that the terminal is comfortable when they arrive and when they depart. Another problem is the number of persons drinking alcoholic beverages in and around the terminal, even standing in line to check in for their flight with a bottle of beer. They could not do this in the United States except in a designated place such as a bar. If they are drinking alcohol, they should stay where it was purchased. I know tourism is our lifes blood but we have underage tourists and children who see this and it looks like acceptable behavior. Alcoholic abuse is a severe problem in this country. If we do not allow smoking in the terminal, we should not allow drinking of alcoholic beverages inside or outside the terminal building.Visitors Are HereOver the past two weeks Abaco has been booming with tourists. It is clear that many persons came for their spring vacation to Abaco. The shops are crowded and the streets are full of tourists walking. On EasPlease see Roberts Page 25

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April 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor A Letter About the Guana DumpDear Editor, I ask that you print a letter I wrote to government officials. I want to sincerely thank you, Mr. Robert Sweeting and Mr. Henry Moxey from the Department of Environmental Health, for taking time from your busy schedules to discuss options for a garbage dump on Guana Cay. I was humbled by the special attention but would have preferred a public meeting. I have been listening to my fellow residents. I was surprised that with the possible exception of Orchid Bay management, none of our residents wants a dump near Bakers Bay, the only remaining pristine area on the island. It is a low marshy spit of sand accessible only to boaters, fish, birds and land crabs. We need to correct the problem, not move it. I understand the concerns of future Orchid Bay homeowners with their beautiful development. I also sympathize with mainland Abacos reluctance to accept our excessive garbage. So it would be remiss of me not to offer some solutions. Clean-up Orchid Bays existing dump and manage that site efficiently using Mr. Moxeys proposal for the time being. Assess to the area would have to avoid most of the settlement and Orchid Bays main entrance. Continue the temporary contract shipping of trash off island. Use a model similar to what Tony Albury does so well on Man-O-War Cay. His sanitary facility qualifies as a tourist attraction. Pick-up is three times per week and cleanliness is the order of the day. Only approximately 30 percent of the worst trash is barged off island. (With an incinerator it would be almost zero.) The rest is salvaged or burned (when winds permit) to lessen freight costs. I trust that if the Guana community agrees to try the Man-O-War approach, government would support us. Implementing an efficient, people-friendly operation will not be easy. A dedicated and competent manager needs to be hired, providing meaningful employment to one or two workers. A somewhat central deepwater bay side location near an existing or to be built dock needs to be located. (This requirement would be negated or minimized utilizing an incinerator or compactor.) Government would have to buy or trade a site without alienating nearby current or future homeowners. Finally, joint and sustained funding by government, local businesses and individuals (monetary or volunteer) will be needed at a cost less than a central government run land fill. Garbage pollution is not unique to Guana, Abaco or The Bahamas. It is a worldwide problem. The Guana dump issue can be a rallying point to bring our community together (like in so many past crises) or it can tear us apart. If we cooperate and proceed cautiously, making our students, residents and guests aware of our reverence for the natural beauty of the island and the need to protect its unique character, then the outcome will be positive. Otherwise, we are going to have an environmental and economic disaster on our hands and unlike Hurricane Floyd, it will be a tragedy of our own making. Should my family voluntarily allow passage through our private and serene endof-the-road property to government land? Gladly, for a playground, park, new cemetery, interdenominational chapel or any sane use mandated by the residents of the Guana community. But for a garbage dump sorry, no thanks! Figi, Family and Friends North Star Nature PreservePower Outages Are IntolerableDear Sir, I write firstly to express my extreme concern regarding the power outages in Treasure Cay. Everyone recognizes the need for infra-structural improvements to the Treasure Cay plant, but several incidents have drawn the ire of investors and residents, who have suffered great dislocation in this process. In addition to the announced five-to-sixhour power outages three days per week, several times the power has been off for twice the announced duration. There have been unscheduled outages, particularly on March 21 when the power went off after 7 p.m. and was not restored until after 9 a.m. the following day. This left residents without electricity, water, stoves, or cable for well over 12 hours. To date Im not aware of any explanation or apology from BEC. This is highly unprofessional and reeks of the general Bahamian public corporations insensitivity. The blunt truth is that BEC is our only choice for electricity supply. But did the corporation take account of the fact that this is peak tourist season in Treasure Cay? Do you realize that Treasure Cay is a base for some of our most valued tourists who have invested in properties here? Can you picture a lawyer coming home after playing golf, then having to go around begging for a bottle of water, missing a hot meal and being literally and figuratively left in the dark for twelve hours? Remember, sir, Bahamians have no choice, but our tourists do, and after 911, we cant afford to chase them away. For your erudition, I suggest your office plan a public meeting in Treasure Cay immediately to explain what is happening and apologize for the pathetic treatment to which you have subjected your consumers. Sincerely, Charles A. CareyTown Is ForgottenDear Editor, From 1955 to 1961 we had the attendance of two Government nurses, Nurse Griffin and Nurse Peet. We were very grateful for the services they rendered. To this day they are remembered in that regard. From 1961 to 2002 past and present governments have totally disregarded the necessity for a nurse to be stationed at Man-O-War. Visiting Green Turtle Cay one will see a clinic and government nurse. Also a government doctor visits once a week. Why are we left out? There is a saying patience to win. Over the years its become very thin. Editor, I think you will agree. Take in consideration the cost for one to have their blood pressure checked. Ferry fare to and from Marsh Harbour. Taxi fare to and from the clinic. The General Election is near and most likely we will get promises. Will they be fulfilled? Above all, lets count our blessings and stand on the promises of God that cannot FAIL. Yours truly, W. Eddie AlburyBakers Bay Gets DumpedDear Residents of Abaco. I first came to Abaco in 1981 and, needless to say, I was impressed. The beauty was breathtaking and the people were hard working and honest. One visit was all I needed to be convinced these islands were what Id dreamed of all of my life. So, I diligently searched all of the cays for a home site. Without question, the most beautiful spot I found among all of the islands was on the northwest end of Great Guana Cay those pristine beaches of Bakers Bay. I dont believe there is a more beautiful beach in the world. Furthermore, the great variety of wildlife which inhabits the land, air and the sea. are not just a food source for the locals, but theyre also the crowning glory of this jewel of creation. So now my heart is grieved. It seems as though powerful people with powerful influences are attempting to place a hideous dump in the midst of this pristine sanctuary. They say it will be well managed. But will it really? Could it be this tropical paradise, this ideal haven for nature lovers, boaters and sun-worshipers alike will become the next and newest stronghold for dangerous contaminates and ghastly pestilences of Please see Letters Page 30

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Page 10 The Abaconian April 15th, 2002 JavaA cozy relaxing place to enjoy Espresso, Cappuccino, Coffee, Tea & Baked GoodsAlso find Gourmet Coffee Beans, Books, Gift Items & more . .Royal Harbour Building Marsh Harbour Ph. 367-5523 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday to Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday to Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 MAN-O-WAR HARDWARE Interior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD #1 LUMBERPlain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyFor Quotes or Information Call Walter Sweeting or Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-365-6011 Fax 365-6039 We monitor VHF Ch 69 Deliveries Arranged from Green Turtle Cay to Little HarbourAn Extensive Selection ofNon-CorrosiveHardwareBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrell Bolts Stainless SteelHuricane ClipsBrass, Stainless & MonelTreasure CayCoconutts Restaurant and Bar Opens in Treasure CayBy Anita Bain For the ultimate dining experience you just have to visit the new Coconutts Restaurant and Bar located on the S.C. Bootle Highway opposite the Treasure Cay entrance. Coconutts offers Bahamian, American and Italian cuisine, a fully equipped bar, and a kids menu, all at very reasonable prices. Owner and manager of Coconutts, Mr. Garred Cooper commented, Our menu is quite different from the regular. You have to experience it to appreciate it. Coconutts North Abaco NewsThe food booths proved to be very popular. A variety of good Bahamian dishes were available. Plenty of food was needed for the large crowd who attended. The funds raised will go toward community projects.Cedar Harbour Holds Home ComingMarch 30 was a fun day for the residents of Cedar Harbour and all the people who attended their first home coming celebration. Hundreds enjoyed the food and games. Dominoes was a popular pasttime. A program that night capped off the festivities. The program included music, dances, modeling, an ugliest man contest, a male and female dance contest and a skit by Mr. Austin Mills and his daughter, Austine. The weekend concluded with a church service on March 31. One of the attractive models displays evening wear. Each girl modeled several sets of clothing. Please see North Page 27

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April 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 11 Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT On Marsh Harbour's waterfront Call 367-2074 or VHF Ch. 16Beginning May 1 Evening DinnerWeds. Thurs. Fri. & Sat.by Reservation Lunch Mon Sat Closed Sundays Coming to Marsh Harbour? Need to rent a car for a day?Rental Wheels across from Boat HarbourTel: 367-4643 ENQUIRE ABOUT OUR RATES Attention Outer Cay ResidentsBy Anita Bain A meeting was held on March 28 at the Courthouse in Marsh Harbour by the Ministry of Tourism, highlighting the benefits of Destination Bahamas and the Out Island Promotion Board. The meeting, chaired by Mr. Don Cornish, Manager of the Abaco Tourism Office, was geared towards not just hoteliers, but other persons in the industry. Mr. Craig Woods, General Manager of Out Islands of the Ministry of Tourism, presented statistics compiled by the Tourism Advisory Board. He stated, Destination Bahamas was implemented to protect our destiny. Highlighting the progress being made in order for a smoother transition into the Destinations program. Among them, the www.bahamas.com website is being upgraded. The website will soon offer a booking engine for Destination Bahamas. Immigration cards are being upgraded by adding email addresses so that customers can receive information. In addition, the immigration cards will have an exit questionnaire on the back in an effort to get critical feedback from our visitors. Mr. Wood commented saying, Persons have been identified in Florida and in the United Kingdom to assist in this campaign. He went on to say, Tourism is the nations business. The tourism advisory board is made up of cruise lines, airlines, travel agents and public relations agencies. In order for our country to be an ideal destination, we must be diverse. Cleanliness, beauty, friendliness and hospitality, safety and accessibility are key factors. We must also ensure that our guests enjoy a hasslefree stay with us and ensure that they receive value for their money. Mr. Earl Miller of the Out Island Promotion Board stated that the board is in a partnership with the Ministry of Tourism. One of their aims is to fill hotel rooms in the Bahamas, the out islands comprising over 2000 rooms. The board is dedicated to increasing its membership and offers training on an ongoing basis. Each month a different island is highlighted on the website, hosted at www.boipb.com along with a newsletter. Mr. Miller stated that hotels must be a member of the Out Island Promotion Board in order to participate in Destination Bahamas whose early membership is a mere $150. Ms. Antoinette Davis, Sr. Manager, Northern Bahamas, stated that exit surveys are very important. In her presentation Davis informed participants of some of the feedback that is being received from visitors to the island of Abaco. Mr. Craig Woods, Ministry of Tourism General Manager for the Out Islands, explains the Ministrys program Destination Bahamas to hoteliers and other interested persons. The program is expected to make it easier for visitors to find out about the island and make arrangements for their visits to The Bahamas. Shown, seated are, l. to r., Don Cornish, Manager of the Abaco Tourism office, Earl Miller with the Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board, and Angela Cleare, Tourisms Senior Manager for the Northern Bahamas.Tourism Explains Destination Bahamas This is a notice to all grade 11 and 12 students and their parents 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 a Education Officer from the Department of Education in Freeport. The meeting will be at Abaco Central High School at 7 p.m. and all parents and stuents are urged to attend to learn more about the process of getting an education for your student. Attention, Parents and High School Students BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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Page 12 The Abaconian April 15th, 2002 ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ?? ?? ?BaTelCo had an increase in staff and a decrease in profits....The PLP Candidate met a $5.85 million profit and turned it into a $1.8 million lossCOMPARE THESE LISTS!The Free National Movement Built a Better AbacoRemember 25 Years of:The PLP Candidate for South Abaco served two terms in the Senate and two terms in Parliament and still FF FF F AILEDAILED AILEDAILED AILED to:Pave roads in Abaco. Get Crown Land papers for the people of Crossing Rocks. Make a profit at BaTelCo, even with an increase in staff. Get Crown Land papers straight for PLPs (the FNM had to do that!)Remember 25 Years of:Intimidation & Victimization. Neglect. Shame, Scandal & Mismanagement. Dishonour & Dishonesty.

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With a sunny disposition and a cheerful smile, she wasnt one to complain, but finally succumbed to a long illness. Her regular seat in church will be empty now and she will certainly be missed. Her body was taken to Nassau for burial in Ebenezer Cemetery next to her beloved South Abaco NewsThe Cherokee School has an annual competition for the best decorated Easter egg. The winners above are from the senior group of students. husband Percival, but a Memorial Service was held on April 7th at Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound so her many friends and relatives could say their final farewells.Easter Egg CompetitionThe annual competition for the best decorated Easter Egg took place on March 26th. In the junior category Lance Bethel won first prize with a very creative Bird House, second place was Tyler Alburys drawing of Christ-on-the-Cross and finally Dominique Chea won third prize with a cute little bunny. First place in the senior category went to Danielle Lowes creative Easter Bunny, while second place went to Samantha Sawyer for her art work. James Sawyer came in third with his rendition of the famous Bugs Bunny. The first place winners each received $20 with books being awarded to second and third places. The judges agreed that all the children did a nice job and it was very difficult indeed to chose the finalists.Field Trip Was MemorableOur students along with children from Man-O-War, Hope Town and Guana Cay were all treated to an outstanding performance of The Lion King by the children at Amy Roberts Primary School in Green Turtle Cay on March 25. Seated outside on the veranda and in the open air, the audience thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It isnt often our children get a chance to experience live-action plays and this was a story they were all familiar with. We commend the teachers who put the play together and we applaud the students who did such a wonderful job.Gifts From The SeaSea shells have been with us since the beginning of time and have been utilized by royalty and commoner alike. They are with us today in ways that we never even think about. They are depicted on our money and our stamps; our government seals and documents; they are included in native straw work and by local artists in their paintings and craft work; they are often used in jewelry and made into buttons for our clothes; and many of us keep them for their beauty. Our second Sea Shell Exhibition entitled Gifts from the Sea was held on Easter Monday to a huge crowd of interested conchologists and just plain sea shell lovers The competition this time around was a little more Please see South Page 15 Although a small church in a small town, Cherokees Epworth Chapel boasts a great choir. They enriched the worship service on Easter morning, March 31.

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April 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 15 STANDARD HARDWAREMarsh Harbour 242-367-2660, 2881, 2820 Fax 242-367-2645 Contractors Ask about our special price scheduleA full stock of electrical hardware for contractors and homeowners From inside to outside From roof to floor There's plenty more Inside our store Special homeowner pricing on major projectsRepresenting the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP CALLFORFREEBROCHURE1-800-558-5464 (256) 439-0170Visit www.jpking.com For Pictorial Tour GUANABEACHRESORT& MARINABahama Island ParadiseSELLING IN PARCELS, MANY ABSOLUTEGreat Guana Cay,Abaco,BahamasMaybe there are dreamier beaches than the powdery seven-mile beach at Great Guana Cay in the Abacos, but I dont know where. My idea of total escape. US Air Magazine Eight-suite resort hotel with condo potential 24-slip marina Several beachfront parcels Freshwater pool and poolside bar Named to Top Five Beaches and Top Five Romantic Hideaways by Fodors for five consecutive years World-class sport fishing One of the worlds largest barrier reefs is only 150 feet off shore Fantastic snorkeling, swimming, sailing, diving, and reef fishing Just an hours flight from South Florida and a 20-minute ferry ride from Marsh HarborISLAND AUCTIONSATURDAY, MAY 25 1 P.M. intense with additional entries and many more craft items. The model boats were the first thing you saw as you entered the exhibition and were, needless to say, much appreciated for their fine workmanship and the many long hours it took the artists to build them (who would have thought that in the year 2002 Cherokee would again be recognized for its exceptional boat-builders!) The last fishing smack was built here in Cherokee sometime during the 1960s. The winning shells included an almost flawless helmet queen conch, an extra large and deeply coloured king conch, a beautiful tritan, a vibrant pink conch and a rare roostertail conch as well as items made from real shells and also craft items depicting shells. Our thanks to all who came, to persons Cherokee held its second Sea Shell Exhibition on April 1. The display was extensive and the turnout of interested people was more than anticipated. Judging was for outstanding specimens in several categories. Several model boats were on display but were not entered in the competition. The one in the backgroud, created by Martie Albury, is an exceptionally accurate and detailed model. The Queen Helmet shell with the ribbon was chosen because of its very large size and beautiful coloring. More South Abaco News 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 SouthFrom Page 14 who showed their shells and to those who prepared food or worked for the event. After expenses the school should realize somewhere over $500 which they plan to use for materials needed to enter an island-wide school beautification program now in progress. Mr. Hartis Pinder and his son, Timothy, admire the sail boat models and the shell exhibit. Although they live in Nassau where Mr. Pinder practices law and Timothy is a computer advisor, their hearts are in Cherokee. They visit often during the year and are present at all celebrations the town holds.

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Page 16 The Abaconian April 15th, 2002 5 Y ear PlanWe Will:Sandy PointComplete the subdivision now under construction in Sandy Point. Redesign & reconstruct road leading into Sandy Point. Upgrade water supply in Sandy Point.Moores IslandUpgrade sporting facilities including lights for basketball court and building a track and field.Crossing RocksComplete the process of land ownership for the residents of Crossing Rocks.Bahama Palm ShoresWork with the fast growing community of Bahama Palm Shores to improve their infrastructure and help with orderly development. Completion of telephone system installation.Casuarina PointProvide a park for the children of Casuarina Point.Cherokee SoundExtend water supply from Casuarina Point to Cherokee Sound. Extend electrical supply to Yellow Wood. Pave road to Little Harbour.Spring CityTie Spring Citys water supply into central system. Make additional land available to residents.Marsh HarbourComplete airport terminal building and upgrade parking area. Pave all existing unpaved roads in Marsh Harbour. Build mini-hospital in Central Abaco. Complete landscaping and play area for Central Abaco Primary School.Guana CayExtend cable television & water supply to Guana Cay. Provide garbage disposal area. Make portion of govern h of Crossing Beach available to locals. Dredging at Guana Cay docks. Create parking area for West of Town dock area.Man-O-WarExtend water supply to Man-O-War Cay. Continue road building program until completed.Hope TownPre-pave Center Line Road and reconstruct road damaged by Hurricane Floyd (project to be completed during the slow months of August, Spetember and October 2002)

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April 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 17BETTER NOW & BETTER TO COME... 5 Y ear PlanWe Will:Work with the leaders of the Mud and Pigeon Pea communities and assist those with Bahamian status to be integrated into other communities. Work with our fisherman to form a Fishermans Association to help preserve our marine resources for future generations. Work to enforce no take zones for grouper during spawning season. Continue to work with local government so they can better serve their communities. Work with Marsh Harbour sporting associations to develop the 10acres leased and build a major sporting complex in Central Abaco. The FNM has just recently completed a very modern sub-division in Central Abaco to accommodate first-time property owners. Edison Key of the PLP says The PLP will make land available at a reasonable cost for first time property owners. As you can see, we have already done that. Check our record of the past ten years then check the PLPs record during their 25 years.You will find The Choice is ClearOn May 2nd we encourage you to Vote for HUBERT INGRAHAM HUBERT INGRAHAM HUBERT INGRAHAM HUBERT INGRAHAM HUBERT INGRAHAM in North Abaco and ROBERT SWEE ROBERT SWEE ROBERT SWEE ROBERT SWEE ROBERT SWEE TINGTING TINGTING TING in South Abaco. REMEMBER We Never Left You and We Never WillYou will find The Choice is Clear

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Page 18 The Abaconian April 15th, 2002 Sandy PointSub-division under construction Extended & paved airport runway Built new fishermans dock Upgraded schools & clinic Provided a full-time doctor Moores IslandExtended & paved airport runway Built new school Built new docks Improved Post Office service Improved medical services Crossing RocksNew sub-division New water supply Dependable electric supply Spring CityUpgraded water supply Upgraded park area & bathroom facilities Cherokee SoundMost roads in Cherokee paved New dock in creek Casuarina PointNew water supply Upgraded electrical supply Residents had the opportunity to own their houses Bahama Palm ShoresElectrical Service Marsh HarbourPaved Power Line Road Paved Key Club Road New dock at Crossing Beach New Union Jack dock Opened & paved fire road from Stratton Drive to Stede Bonnett Road Airport terminal building goes to tender in April Great Guana CayDaily ferry service Direct dial telephone service Decent BaTelCo building All town roads re-paved Built new upper Government Dock Built new Post Office & Administrators building Paid ferry fees for students attending Abaco Central High Built new road connecting School Road with Kent Smith Road Re-built western dock & dredged to accommodate boats Man-O-WarRe-paved existing roads Built many new roads Greatly improved garbage collection & disposal Reduced electrical rates to all residents Crown land used for garbage holding area Crown land used to build docks to accommodate people who had no where to dock their boat Hope TownRe-paved Center Line Road Repaired & re-paved most settlement streets Constructed & paved roads from Center Line Road to the end of White Sound Re-built Government Clinic Provided full-time nurse Assisted with restoring the historical lighthouse along with the Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Society Assisted with the construction of the swimming pool The Choice For South Abaco Is Clear Robert SweetingSome of the ways the FNM built a better Abaco:

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April 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 19 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 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 By Anita Rolle The Teachers and Salaried Workers Cooperative Credit Union recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. The credit union was established by the Bahamas Union of Teachers in 1977 and in that same year became a member of the Bahamas Cooperative League. They emphasize self-help for the small man through savings. At its inception, membership was twelve, and the first bank deposit was $90. At the end of its first decade in existence, total assets grew to over $7 million and has been constantly on the increase. As the Silver Anniversary is celebrated this year, mem-Roadside Junkyard ExpandsThis is a view that our visitors get as they travel S.C. Bootle Highway at Wouth Side Road. Some of the vehicles are dangerous out on the shoulder of the road. Some still have the owner registration numbers in the windshields so owners could be tracked. bership has climbed to over ten thousand, while total assets are over $50 million. A greater presence of the credit union is expected throughout the Family Islands. The mission of the credit union is to provide quality, competitive financial services. Two of the main concerns are helping people to help themselves and making flexible consumer loans to the membership.ans. Services offered include all the services of commercial banks. Ms. Yvonne Sweeting manages the Marsh Harbour office and welcomes your inquiries. Their office in the B&L Plaza. 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.25 Years of Financial Service Are Celebrated Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island

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Page 20 The Abaconian April 15th, 2002 Abaco Marine ConstructionQuality Marine Construction242-366-0224 Fx 242-366-0434 email: docks@hopetown.comDocks Sea Walls Marinas DredgingAll stainless steel fastenersDesign Drafting Permitting Etc. 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! K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury Owner/Manager REVERSE OSMOSISSEA WATER DESALINATORS MAKE DRINKING WATER FROM SEAWATER Advanced Water Engineering, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of water treatment equipment including our REVERSE OSMOSIS. We are re-introducing our equipment to the Bahamas. Residential and small boat sizes from 100 to 20,000 gallons per day.Pricing starts at $2,300.00 We also stock: pumps membranes filters test kits cistern liners poly tanks cat pumps cat parts fittingsADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INCIndian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Tel: (321) 777-4909 Fax: (321) 773-8338e-mail: info@advancedwater.com DISTRIBUTORS WANTED CALL OR E-MAIL FOR PRICES SC Bootle Highway 3 1/2 Miles outside Marsh HarbourJoin us for some of the best Bahamian Dishes you will find in Abaco at affordable prices.For Dinner Reservations Call Us Tel: 367-5331 or 367-5333 Look For Our Sign! Looking For ALooking For A Looking For ALooking For A Looking For A New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To DineThe Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy ParrotMonday Sunday Lunch 11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Happy hour Weekdays 5:30 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy our Bahamian Breakfast! Saturday Morning 8 10 a.m. Sunday Breakfast 9 11 a.m.By Alice Bain Fire season is now well underway on Abaco with the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department reporting at least fifteen fires since the middle of March. Good Friday saw the department called out for two bush fires, one at Snake Cay and one on the Key Club Road opposite Darren Alburys residence. The Snake Cay fire involved a patch of coppice recently cleared of trash by the students of Abaco Central High as part of the Snake Cay cleanup initiative sponsored by local government. About half an acre of underbrush burned, and the Fire Department emptied a thousand gallons of water on it in order to douse it. Immediately on their return to Marsh Harbour, they received a call for the fire on Key Club road, refilled the truck and went back out. The second fire was very small and put out quickly. Reserve Fire Chief Norwell Gordon commented on the situation. Id like to ask Abaco residents to please be very careful about lighting fires this time of year. We have had little rain and we get lots of wind. Even an hour after a fairly heavy rain, if the wind picks up, the trees are like tinder and can burn easily. From now until the end of May when we start to get heavier, more consistent rains, we have a problem with fires getting out of control. New fire break roads have been bulldozed around the Sweetings Tract area and certain areas of Murphy Town which should help to stop fires from threatening residences there. During this dry season the public should be prompt in reporting any fire to the Fire Department so that it can be dealt with before it spreads. Mr. Gordon also wished to clear up a common misunderstanding concerning the Fire Department phone number. The number for the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department is 3672000this is NOT the number for BaTelCo. BaTelCos service number is 367-2200Fame Productions Opens OfficeBy Isobel Sherman Fame Production has opened an office on Abaco. With the main office in Freeport, Fame Production is organizing all types of entertainment, keeping Bahamian culture alive. It has a wide variety of acts available including fire dancing, limbo dancing, glass eating, dancers, singers, models, bands and steel pan players. Angelique Rollins is managing the Marsh Harbour office and can be reached from 9-5 at 375-8452 or call the Freeport office at 242-359-5234. The Abaco office is located at the Body Function Gym on Forest Drive in Murphy Town.Abaco Water Compay ClosesBy Isobel Sherman Last month Abaco Water closed its operation. The McSweeneys, who own AquaForest Fires Rage AgainPure Water in Nassau, own the company. In January Drexel Major, manager of Abaco Water, was severely injured in an automobile accident in North Abaco. A few weeks after the accident Abaco Water closed its doors. The company is for sale but as yet there are no buyers. Abaco Water delivered all over Abaco and was known for its excellent drinking water. The company was originally founded by Ossie Hall, who later sold it to the McSweeneys. While he owned it, Mr. Hall was given an award by the Bahamas Agricultural Association for the high quality of the water.New Restaurant OpensBy Isobel Sherman Mackerels, a new restaurant serving native dishes, opened on Front Street in Dundas Town, a block west of the Methodist Church. It is open daily from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. Mr. Jackson McIntosh owns the restaurant. Business Briefs

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April 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 21 The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel stationThe Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Hotel Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool The Bistro restaurant and bar Full service dive centerThe Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: moorings_conchinn@oii.net www.moorings.comCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. Were waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaTides Pelican Harbor May 2002 TT TT T ropicalropical ropicalropical ropicalSelfSelf SelfSelf SelfStorageStorage StorageStorage Storage10 x 12 12 x 20 12 x 30Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 tropicalselfstorage@abacoinet.com By Randy Key This month represents the completion of the first year of operation of the Crime Committee. We were able to operate on a budget of $34,800.00, which came in at $4,700 under expected costs. However, we were unable to raise the amount of funds necessary to completely fund the annual budget. I would like to thank all of those persons and businesses who supported the Crime Committee during the past year. As we all sleep at night, our vehicles are on the streets, keeping an eye out and reducing that window of opportunity for selfish individuals who prey on citizens and property to operate. We had four committee meetings throughout this past year and were able to bring various issues and complaints to the police, many of which they were able to address successfully, and some not. If we are comfortable with certain types of criminal behaviour taking place, then it will continue. Only at such time as we quit turning a blind eye to this activity, will we ever be able to get it under control. I feel very positive about the nightly crime patrols and wish to encourage everyone to continue to support our efforts. If you have any questions or concerns please give me a call at 367-2674.Crime Committee Report 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 CentralFrom Page 6 There were three flights five days a week to Nassau with the West Palm Beach flight. Charter companies in Marsh Harbour and in Nassau are being kept very busy. The one way charter fare is $103 with a round trip $206. The cost for charters is high because the charter companies cannot get insurance from the United Sates but have to go to Great Britain. The effects of September 11th raised the insurance rates.The A TeamIsobel Sherman At the recent ceremony for Industry Partners, the Ministry of Tourism Abaco Office revealed its new name, the A Team. Mr. Don Cornish, Manager, Mrs. Kendy Anderson and Ms. Wynsome Ferguson head the A Team along with support team members William Garrote and Dorel Swain. The A Team has given a verbal warning to Nassau and Freeport that no longer will Abaco be number three but will be number one as the letter A deserves.

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Page 22 The Abaconian April 15th, 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 FurnitureCorner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250By Alice Bain It is entirely beyond me now how I ever did without it, yet I know for a fact that I didnt even have internet access for the first year I lived here. My ancient little IBM laptop got to use its modem maybe twice a month, as I had to dial long-distance to pick up my email from a web-based service. I had a television with an old-fashioned twist dial, and it picked up only the first seven channels of the Cable Bahamas lineup. That was the TV Guide Channel, the Cartoon network, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, A&E and, if I was really feeling adventurous, ZNS. How did I ever survive? I remember watching a LOT of Bugs Bunny Dragonball Z and Law and Order I got my first local internet connection directly after Hurricane Floyd. I knew that communications were going to be dicey for a while and figured that since Out Island Internets satellite uplink had survived 155 mph winds, it would probably serve me pretty well, too. I signed up for the smallest account, theorizing that it would only be used for email. Well, it DID only get used for email for the first two weeks. But I was able to get away with it for a while. When I started consistently going over my allotted hour limit, I expanded the service again. All of this continued in a relatively civilized manner until the late summer of 2001 which is when I discovered Chat. It all began quite innocuously. I downloaded the client programs for a few different chat servers but couldnt be bothered to install them. I installed the AOL Instant Messenger and then spent the next week prying it out of the crevices in my hard drive, after it slowed my computers response time down by a significant percentage and started to spam me mercilessly with ads for further AOL services. I deleted all but one of the clients, and Yahoo! Messenger (because it was the least obtrusive) sat quietly unused on my desktop for more than a month. Finally, one day I had a serious question about physics and was unable to even begin to find the answer (in a form I could comprehend!) using a standard Google search, so I opened up Yahoo! Messenger and entered the physics:1 chatroom. Eight months later, Im still there. Very quickly I realized that my standard internet access package was NOT going to come near sustaining the time I was spending online and figured that the $50 per month for unlimited access was now justified. For non-chatters, the allure of Chat is hard to understand. I had a small party when I first moved into my present apartment, and one of my RL (real life!) friends asked to see what this Chat thing was all about. So I booted up the computer and showed him. He and a few others stood around the desk as I demonstrated the basic concept; the chat client opens a screen with a scrolling room text on one side, a list of chatters on the other and a space below where you can compose your posts. You type in what you want to say, hit enter and it is posted in the room, real-time. This enables you to have conversations with people all over the world simultaneously. In my favorite chatroom, we have regulars from Northern Ireland, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, India, England and all over the USA. My male RL friend was nonplused, but some of the women in the group enjoyed hijacking my keyboard and ruining my online reputation by typing in nonsense! But why? people ask. The answer is simple: Freedom. Chat allows me to get off the rock without leaving the island and allows me to access the outside world with much greater interaction than simple internet surfing alone. Even though the world is a sphere, there are still such things as the ends of the Earthand Abaco is one of them. Some places, when you travel there, you can move on in any different direction you want. Other places, when you travel there, your only real option is to go back the way you came. Abaco is one of these a final destinationthe place people come to get away from it all. Well, Ive been away from it all for a very long time now, and Id like to get back a little closer! Chat is a great compromise. I do not have to give up living in Abacothis place is my home, and I absolutely adore living here. But I can also interact intellectually and trade ideas with people all over the globe. Whats not to like? And yes, there are ax murderers out there on the internet. But a few simple precautions (such as not giving out your name, location and phone number) will keep you safe from them. Most people on the internet are well within the bounds of what is accepted as normal and the weirdos well, if you just watch what theyre saying for a little bit you can figure out who they are! Chat clients come with a wonderful feature called an ignore button, which will prevent you from even having to view their posts. The Chat SPECIALTHANKSto the MARSH HARBOUR V OL UNTEER FIRE DEPT FOR A JOB WELL DONEON BEHALF OFTHE WILSON FAMILYVV VV V iewpoint . iewpoint . iewpoint . iewpoint . iewpoint . When Did I Become Such an Internet Junkie?world is different than Real Life, very different. Almost as different as Abaco is from the Real World! Sometimes I wish I had an ignore button for that loudmouth in the restaurant, or could re-log-in to get better service from the wait-staff. Maybe a different client program would avoid the tenacious absent traffic-light bug that Abaco:Version 2.2 seems to be plagued with.

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April 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 23 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept.367-2000 Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept.VHF Ch 16 Trauma One Ambulance Service367-2911 Dundas Town Fire Dept.367-2935 or 4935 Bah Air Sea Rescue AssocVHF 16 or 366-0282 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two 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 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Abaco Beach Hotel through Wally s...................$ 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 To wn......................................................$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 T rip................................... $85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour ....................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joe s 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 W aiting Time $12 Per Hour Air Lines Serving AbacoAir Florida Ft. Lauderdale ................................... 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale ...............................367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau........................................... 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Bch ...........................367-3415 Discover Orlando Golden Airlines Ft. Lauderdale.................... 954-359-8020 Island Express ...................................................... 367-3597 Lynx Air International Ft. Lauderdale ..........954-772-9808 Major Air Service Freeport .................................. 367-4826 Twin Air Fort Lauderdale .................................... 365-8677 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch .......................367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ...............367-4852 Abaco Air Charters ..............................................*367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ......................................... *367-2089 Local charter companies serving S.Florida and within the Bahamas Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay Marina 75....F....353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............15......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes...................29......F....367-2366 Port of Call................24......F....367-2287 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 Resort22......F....365-5133 Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats coming from U.S. can clear at Walkers Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour. Medical Services Marsh Harbour Abaco Medical Clinic....................367-4240 Abaco Family Medicine................367-2295 Government Clinic........................367-2510 Coopers Town Gov. Clinic....365-0300 Green Turtle Cay Gov. Clinic365-4028 Hope Town Gov. Clinic............366-0108 Sandy Point Gov. Clinic..........366-4010 Treasure Cay Corbett Clinic...365-8288 Dive ShopsMarsh Harbour Dive Abaco ............................................ 367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Shop....................... 367-4646 Hope Town Daves Dive Shop.................................. 366-0029 Froggies................................................ 366-0024 Guana Cay Dive Shop ......................365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop ......................365-6013 Treasure Cay 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, Cars367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss....................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Guana Cay Cart Rentals...................365-5016 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals.................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Daves Dive Shop Boat Rentals........366-0029 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 C & C Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Claridges & Chriss Cart Rentals......365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat & Cart Rentals....................365-8465 Resort Cart Rentals...........................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749 Tours & Excursions Marsh Harbour Abaco Outback by kayak................367-5358 Hope Town Froggies by excursion boat.............366-0431 Treasure Cay Abaco Adventures by kayak............365-8749 Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless notedAlburys Ferry ServiceMarsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute trip :15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm24 5:30 Hope T. to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 34 5 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip 10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:30 Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 30 minute trip :45 am10:151:15 pm3:305:30 Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour 30 minute trip 8 am11:302:30 pm4:45Fare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $ 8/$12 Children $4/$6 Charters any time Phone 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries leave from Crossing Beach Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries leave from Conch Inn Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from Union JackGreen Turtle FerryGreen Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airport Daily 8 am 9 11 12:15pm 1:303 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay Daily 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult fare $7 (Children $3) Round trip $11 Additional to some destinations Charter any time Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Channel 16Abaco AdventuresTreasure Cay to Guana Cay Daily 10 am Sunday 12 noon Guana Cay to Treasure Cay Daily 4 pm Sunday 3 & 5 pmFares One Way $10 Round Trip $20 Charter any time Phone 365-8749 VHF Channel 16 Sandy Point Patrick Roberts .... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ....... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ..... 366-4175 Links Adderly ....... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ..... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder ....... 366-2163 Jay Sawyer ......... 367-3941 Justin Sands. ....... 367-3526 Terrance Davis .... 367-4464 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)...........$....... Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Jamies Place................................................... Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Katies................................................367-4657 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch)........367-2615 Lacaye............................ $.............367-4910 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Mavis Country Kitchen......$.............367-2002 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys....................$$$.............367-2498 Sharkees..........................$.....+....367-3535 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Murphy Town Lazy Parrot SC Bootle Hwy.............367-5331 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Boat House.....................$$.............366-0065 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Club Soleil....................$$$.............366-0003 Harbours Edge..............$$.............366-0087 Hollywood Temptations H T Harbour Lodge.........$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$.............366-0062 Man-O-War Pavilion.............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Guana Cay Coco Paradise...................................365-5197 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Mermaid Cafe...............$$$.............365-5137 Floyds................................................365-5133 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Island Boil & Sports Bar..$$.............365-8849 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant......$.............365-4625 New Plymouth Inn........$$$.............365-4161 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Roosters Rest................$$.............365-4066 Wrecking Tree Rest. Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js...............................$.............366-4020 Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn...................$$$.............366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge...................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian.Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 Fax 367-5823 abacochamber@abacoinet.com Area code 242 unless listed

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Page 24 The Abaconian April 15th, 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 APARTMENTS Rock Point four-plex, 2 storey CBS apartment building, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 2 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. Must see.$280,000 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool / waterfall 2 bed / 2 bath octagonal house$275,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 2 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other featuresStarting at $412,500 Plus 14% closing 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. $875,000 VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Windward Beach / Oceanfront beginning at $150,000 Canal Frontbeginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interiorbeginning at $25,000Treasure 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 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Donna Sands, Agent forReal Estate andRental Cottages Waterfront or Hilltop Homes and Lots for Sale Home Fun in the Sun Go Fishing or Diving Explore the Islands Discover our BeachesGolf Cart & Bike RentalsTel: 365-5195 VHF 16 Young LoversOn Great Guana CayBetween the Deep Blue Ocean and the Turquoise Sea of Abaco If the duck wasnt bit, you must acquitBy Marc Binard Addressing the six-man jury and the packed barroom of Petes Pub, Johnie Conchruns opening statements portrayed his canine client, murder suspect Buster, as an innocent victim. Citing numerous examples of anti-canine bias by the pro-duck Little Harbour Police and judicial system, Conchrun declared that he would prove that Little Harbour murder victim Duckie was actually murdered by the Little Harbour Mob, a hit contracted by Duckies spouse Duck Too in an attempt to collect on a large insurance policy. At the request of LH prosecuting attorney Au Brie Clarque III, esq., the capital murder case is being held at Petes Pub instead of a traditional courtroom. In choosing a barroom over a court room, Clarque explained, People are less likely to fabricate lies in a bar than in a courtroom. In rhumbas veritas, paraphrased Clarque.In addition, a better class of people may be found in a bar. Courtrooms are usually crawling with scoundrels such as attorneys and politicians while at Petes Pub, for example, honorable clients include drunkards, sailors, working girls and artists, he added. Ridiculing the decision, Conchrun demanded, What next, a court of appeals at Sapodillys? Of course, not, retorted Clarque. Appellate court is traditionally held at Nippers! Jury selection was ultimately limited to six Little Harbour residents after prosecutor Clarque discovered that all potential Cherokee beagle jurors were in some way related to Cherokee native Duck Tree, Duck Toos new spouse. Defending his choice of jurors from LittleBusters Murder Trial BeginsHarbour, a settlement which has no phones, road, electricity or cable television, Clarque explained, These people are uninformed, ignorant of facts and slightly paranoid, in other words, ideal jurors. The packed barroom included members of the international press, SPCA (Society to Prevent Canine Attacks) and Ducks Unlimited. Also attending the trial was Don L .Ducque of Castaway Cay, who expressed concern over continuing corporate investments on an island where ducks are killed in broad daylight on the beach. Meanwhile, in Marsh Harbour, a potcake rally became violent when an angry canine mob, howling wholl let the dog out? Who? Who? Who? Who? and Tutor dont Neuter, attacked local veterinarians offices and Snip and Aarf clinics. The Buster trial has brought solidarity to the potcake community and organized opposition to the forced sterilization programs they so despise. The trial will continue next week with expert testimony by Little Harbour medical examiner and quack psychiatrist, Dr Canard, who will present his conclusive DNA evidence.Abaco Anglers Fishing Tournament Invites All FishermenThe Abaco Anglers Fishing Tournament will be held on April 18-26. This tournament is open to all men, women and juniors and is designed to be fun for the entire family. The fishing area can be anywhere from Walkers Cay to Hole-in-the-Wall and there are no daily time schedules. Entry fees are $85 for adults and $40 for juniors. An awards banquet will be held on April 27 at Sea Spray Resort in White Sound, Elbow Cay. Trophies are bronze sculptures by Pete Johnston, who will also donate a gold piece for a door prize at the awards ceremony. The banquet will include a raffle which will include donations from area merchants. Live music will entertain the anglers. For more information and application forms call Lighthouse Marina at 366-0154.

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April 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 25 Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASthe future planning of Abacos product, considering carefully what our tourists are seeking when they visit and how it impacts the culture and environment of our island. Personally, and I am not alone in this, I believe the best direction for Abacos product is to invest time and research into developing eco-tourism, which has also been coined as Sustainable Tourism. According to the World Tourism Organization, Sustainable tourism development meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunities for the future. It is envisaged as leading to management of all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs can be fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity and life support systems. We have here a beautiful island with its superb beaches, interesting trees, plants, fauna, and other attractions such as the many blue holes and caves. You cannot underscore the potential that Abaco inherently possesses. We have the ability to be a hot tourist destination for international travelers as well as for domestic visitors. There are a number of historic sites that can be tourist attractions along with historic towns like Hope Town and New Plymouth. There are any number of incentives for people to want to visit Abaco. The success, however, of Abacos tourism product depends upon us. We have, I am sure, any number of persons who could develop an eco-tourist project in any number of fine locations. We just need a vision and determination. The type of product we can develop here would be very low impact environmentally and culturally. Certainly it would bring more jobs, and thus possibly more people will move to the area, but there would be minimal damage to the Abaco culture. There would, however, be much positive impact to the economy and environment. Eco-tourists are willing to pay more, are more responsible and are willing to even extend help in preserving the nature and culture they are surrounded by. We are, in my estimation, one of the future hot tourist destinations. If we get complacent or overconfident, we can just as easily fall in stock and value. Whichever direction we grow our product in, we must work to cultivate healthy tourism. We have probably the most ideal island in The Bahamas for tourism. If we take time now to develop a vision and set ourselves to accomplish these goals, we can have an industry that will be the envy of The Bahamas and the Caribbean. It is up to us. RobertsFrom Page 8 ter Monday Mangoes served over 130 lunches as it was one of a very few places open to eat. That is a problem that needs to be addressed. If we are a tourist destination, we need to have places open on holidays for tourists. Iggy Biggy was open on Easter Monday. Visitors can understand why everything is closed on Good Friday and Christmas. But if we wish to keep our tourist coming, we must look at keeping other establishments open on other holidays.One Forgotten Side RoadAll of the side roads in Murphy Town and Dundas Town were graded and paved over the past several months. All roads except for one and that road is in deplorable condition. Where is the road? It is the road which goes into the government residences of three teachers and their families and Abaco Central High Schools principals house. Principal Benjamin Stubbs has been trying to find out why the road he resides on was forgotten but so far has no answer.Another Nassau TrickLines finally get painted on Don MacKay Blvd and barely three months later what hapShermanFrom Page 8 pens. Part of the road is re-paved so no more lines. This is a Nassau trick, paint the lines, then re-pave the road. Another Nassau trick has also happened to the same road. After repaving dig part of the road up. And that is also what has happened in two or three places on the side of the newly paved surface. Another famous Nassau trick, pave the road then finds a reason to dig it up.Dehydration Is Serious ProblemMost persons including myself always thought strenuous exercise or being outdoors in excessive heat or having an illness with vomiting and diarrhea caused dehydration. Much to my surprise a few weeks ago I learned that in America 75 percent of Americans are dehydrated. Overall health improves if you drink the proper amount of water. I was very surprised. Now I admit I was not a water drinker. It is true you need to drink plenty of water. A few weeks ago we had two students who were very sick. Both went to Nassau and the diagnosis was dehydration.

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Page 26 The Abaconian April 15th, 2002 BUYING OR SELLING PROPERTYCONTACTWILLIAM PILCHER, ESQ.COUNSIL & ATTORNEY-AT-LAW NOTARY PUBLIC ABACO, BAHAMASEmail: bahamasattorney@hotmail.com PH: 242-322-7511 (-4) FAX: 242-325-0724 Abaco Tug & TransportTug & Barge Work Available for Charters Sand & Rock Deliveries Container & Building Material DeliveriesMarine Construction & DevelopmentBoulders Dock & Sea Wall Construction Hi Tide Boat Lifts Dredging Excavation Land Clearing Trenching Drilling BlastingOn the waterfront at the end of the Key Club Road P.O. Box AB20285, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-4879 / 367-5205 Fax 367-4018 By Alice Bain The Industrial Complex laid out by the Bahamas Government is now being developed, but work proceeds slowly. The complex begins 1,000 feet from the end of the Kipco Corner property on the north side of S.C. Bootle Highway, and there are thirty-six lots in two rows of eighteen. The rear lots have not begun to be developed because the government has not bulldozed an access road to them yet. Four plots of land on the highway have been cleared by bulldozer and are presently being occupied by three mechanics and an exterminator. The lots are all pretty early on in the development process. Anthony Curry has opened General Automotive just down from Kipco and does two-thirds of his mechanical work on his site. This Nassau native lived in Freeport before he moved to Abaco and reports that business at his new location is going well. Just down from Mr. Curry is a lot owned by Rev. Livingston Winky Edwards, who is also developing a car-repair business. Revie Fox is planning to move his landscaping and extermination business to the land he has been allotted, which he has also had cleared. Mario Mackey has made the most progress in developing his land with a concrete foundation poured, a covered area and fencing. Mr. Mackey says that work on his property would proceed much more quickly if BEC would make good on their promise to provide electrical service to the industrial complex. We have these pieces of land on a conditional leaseand we must develop them to the satisfaction of the government before we are allowed to purchase the land. Over a period of two years, the recipients of the leases must show a minimum of $35,000 invested in the development of the property, show efforts at beautification, etc. This would be made a lot easier if we had electricity! Mr. Mackey is presently running his car repair shop, Everything Automotive, entirely from this property and is supplying his own power via a small generator.Industrial Lots Are Available Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe toThe AbaconianToday Each office independently owned and operated Located one building east of Memorial Plaza. Featuring the finest in residential, commercial, vacation homes and investment properties. Call today to list your property with us or inquire about our many listed properties. LIGHTBOURN REALTYMaking Real Estate Real Easy Great Guana Cay1/2 acre elevated lot, deeded dock slip, ready for building $90,000 Great Guana Cay2/2 home on large beachfront lot REDUCED $599,000 Treasure Cay-large multi family lot ready for up to 20 units $700,000 Pelican Shores4/2 1/2 home, private dock, finely crafted, amazing views $710,000 Cabbage Point 5 acres+/available with financing. 20% down and balance over 5 years. 160' on the road 1300' deep. Call for details Casuarina Point 3/1 home, double lot, canal front. $299,000 Cherokee Sound on the big hill 4 ocean view lots all with beach access. Call for details. Cherokee Sound 3/1 home, in town, private patio. furnished. Call for more details. Eight Mile Bay vacant property available running 150' on a beautiful Atlantic beach and 800' deep. Call for more details. Great Abaco Club best site line available. $229,500 Green Turtle Cay various lots available. Prices start as low as $55,000 Green Turtle Cay deep water lot located on picturesque Black Sound. 100' x 435' $300,000 Green Turtle Cay 100' x 120' residential lot available $35,000 Green Turtle Cay 6 acres of gorgeous beach front property perfect for a small resort or luxurious estate. Green Turtle Cay breathtaking hilltop lots with panoramic harbour views of White Sound. Prices start at $210,000 Green Turtle Cay 2 interior lots on Coco Bay $25,000 each Guana Cay 3/2 new home, ocean views. $355,000 Hope Town interior lot 10,000+ sq. ft. $65,000 Leisure Lee 2/2 canal front home, fully furnished. Excellent condition. $260,000 Man-O-War Cay vacant lot 72.5' x 75' near ocean, cleared and ready for building. $110,000 Man-O-War Cay 1 bed, 1 bath house located centrally in Man-O-War. Close to all conveniences, short walking distance to a beach. Ideal for a vacation cottage. $159,000 Man-O-War Cay 3 bed, 2 bath home situated only one lot away from the beach. This home was owner built and is offered furnished. $475,000 Marsh Harbour beautiful 3/2 home in Cove Estates, features central A/C, a self contained apartment on the first level and is offered furnished. Palm Ridg e private, quiet home on beach front acreage. Charming 2 bed 1 bath, very spacious patio and endless views. There is ample room for expansion on this property, short drive to Cherokee Sound. $455,000 Treasure Cay canal lots starting at $80,000 More Fine Homes and PropertiesAbaco Agents Brent Cartwright Mailin Sands Beth Ruzicka Bill Johnston Chris Farrington P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-367-2992 Fax: 242-367-4800 Email: coldbank@abacoinet.com Man-O-War3/2 1/2 home, immaculate condition, in town, ready to move in $355,000 Lubbers Quarters 2 adjacent interior lots $49,900

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April 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 27OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERER ERER ER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIES On Green Turtle Cay : The beach: Charming furnished cottage on 1/3 acre with ocean view. Firm $236,000 1.46 acres on Atlantic Ocean. 150' on beach. $480,000 Two one-third acre lots on Bight O Bay beach. 90' frontage. $222,000 each Fourteen lots across from Bight O Bay Beach. Waterfront on Inner White Sound. 1/2 acre and up. Starting at $78,650 One-third acre on Atlantic Ocean beach. 66 frontage. $183,000 Green Turtle Estates: Two story 4 bedroom, 2 living rooms, 3 baths ocean views throughout. 125 steps from ocean beach. Nearing end of construction. Plus fully furnished completed 2 bed 2 bath kit/liv/din guest house $720,000 White Sound: Four inland lots within 5 minute walk of waterfront and public dock. $47,200 each Newly finished, furnished, three bed two bath house near Green Turtle Club. A/C throughout. 1/2 acre. Five minute walk to beach. Very private $670,000 Bluff Harbour: Two waterfront lots 140' total frontage. Dock site. Gorgeous views $430,000 G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-242-365-4234 Fax 1-242-365-4636 e-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.go-abacos.com/oceanbluQuiet waterfront: Furnished two bed two bath with views of Black Sound. Use of shared private 100 dock. 1/3 acre. $325,000 Inner White Sound: Two bedroom suites; 3 bath: Kit/liv/dining fully furnished villa on water. In pristine condition. Good rental income. $275,000 Coco Bay: Four unit income producing 2 bed 1 bath apartment complex. Fully furnished. Water views. Dock. Laundry. Two years old. $700,000 plus closing One-third acre. Five minutes walk to beach. Owner needs to sell. $42,000 Stunning new home. Interior still under construction. All materials on site to complete. Truck. Golf cart. 2 bed 2 bath. A/C throughout. Views of ocean, Guana Cay and Sea of Abaco. $775,500 On Munjack Cay: 10 acres. Dock. 320 on Sea of Abaco. Good elevation $300,000 On Little Ambrigris Cay: 10 acres with good elevation and beach. $515,000Sales, Rentals and Property Management 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 welcomes all who wish to encounter a truly unique dining experience. While enjoying savory meals prepared by Chef Eugene Rolle, you can enjoy live dinner music on Saturday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Open between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. daily except Sundays, persons may call 365-8885 or 477-5165 for reservations and information. The establishment seats approximately 60 persons and customers also have the option to dine under the stars on an outside deck. Free shuttle service is offered from the Treasure Cay parking lot from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.Auction Raises FundsBy Nan Gregory The Fabulous Fun-Ding Auction to benefit the Treasure Cay Community Centre was held on March 23 at the Coco Beach Bar in Treasure Cay. A record crowd (250 tickets sold) enjoyed hors doeuvres while viewing and bidding on over 20 items in a silent auction. Items included paintings, needlecraft and gift certificates from local businesses. The silent auction was closed Barefoot Elegance22 Romantic tropical rooms nestled on the sand dunes with the crashing Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Sea of Abaco on the other. Fine Dining Breathtaking Atmosphere At Our Tropical Sand Bar or Sports Bar For information or reservations call us by Telephone or by VHF Ch. 16ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INNLocated 21/2 miles south of Hope TownBreakfast8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.Lunch12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.DinnerSeating at 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. Dont miss ourLimbo Night Every SaturdayTel: (242) 366-0133/0333 Fax: (242) 366-0113 Website: www.abacoinn.com Email: info@abacoinn.com NorthFrom Page 10 promptly at 6:50 p.m. At 7 p.m. Gary Johnston, Chairman of the Treasure Cay Community Centre Board, welcomed everyone and gave a short talk about the importance of the Community Centre to the residents of Treasure Cay. He introduced Al Shew, a winter resident, who served as auctioneer and sounded the gavel to begin the live auction. He introduced his spotters Tom Wheeler, Tom Larder, Phil Cappello and Terry Donoghue. Nineteen items in the live auction included a stay at an apartment in Cushing, Maine, an air boat ride, an oil painting by Stella Thompson, a week in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a private dinner for four, a bonefishing trip and several boat trips and were bid for in a frenzy of excitement. Paddles were waving, winning bidders were celebrating and clerics George Gregory, Frank Gay and Bill Draper were hustling to take care of the paper work. At the end of the evening $17,000 was raised for the Community Centre, which includes the Rose Mary Roberts Library, the Medical Clinic and the Community building. The item bringing the highest bid was a week for 10 at a villa on the Algarve Coast of Portugal. Frank and Patty Kay were the successful bidders. A raffle was held between each item auctioned. Bristol Cellars contributed a case of wine for this event. The grand drawing was a beautiful bowl donated by Diane Solomon from Solomons Mines. The Auction Committee wishes to thank everyone who bought tickets, donated and bid. This was a great show of community spirit for Treasure Cay and we are thankful for the generosity and support of our friends and neighbors. Nan Gregory was Chairperson and Ginny Shew was Co-Chairperson. Members of the Committee were Patty Kay, Jean English, Judy Heck, Helen Johnston, Keats Whitcraft and Ann Zulauf.

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Page 28 The Abaconian April 15th, 2002 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Houses and Land For Sale or Rent Classified Advertisements REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE Marsh Harbour: lots on the Sweetings Tract with road and all utilities, access to water front/beach. $20,000 Elbow Cay: Beach front lots on the Atlantic Ocean. 95-feet wide, coconut groves, $260,000 Lubbers Quarters: large waterfront and interior lots will all utilities present, private dock slip, exclusive development. Starting at $99,000 Turtle Rocks: 10-acre parcel with over 1000 feeet of water front and beach front, suitable for small development or private estate. $195,000 Victor R. Patterson Memorial Plaza P.O. Box AB 20123 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2749 E-mail: seagraperealty@hotmail.com Sea Grape Realty PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE NEW LISTINGS 3 water front lots near Alburys Ferry Office, Marsh Harbour A large corner residential lot in Little Orchard SubdivisionLOCATED ON STRATTON DRIVE IN MARSH HARBOUR P.O. BOX AB 20404 ABACO, BAHAMAS 242-367-2719 FAX 367-2359 Abaco Real Estate Agency LtdMarsh Harbour The Crossing lot to the sea ,22,972 sq. ft. Great views Call for info Marsh Harbour The Castle lot 4318 sq. ft. Quiet private area. Call for info 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, totallyrefurbished, pool, tennis Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores elevated waterfront lot in very desirable residential area minutes from downtown Marsh Harbour, all utilities available, 100 on the sea. Asking $110,000 Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores waterfront 3000 sq. ft. duplex on the beach and waterfront for boat dock across the street. Each apartment consists of 3 bedrooms and 1 bath upstairs and kitchen, living, dining and half bath down stairs. Great rental potential or two family home. Asking price $535,000 Bahama Palm Shores Two residential lots 150 from the beach, great sea views. Asking price $42,500Leslie A. Pinder Leslie A. Pinder Leslie A. Pinder Leslie A. Pinder Leslie A. Pinder Sharon E. Pinder Sharon E. Pinder Sharon E. Pinder Sharon E. Pinder Sharon E. PinderTel: 242-367-5046 Fax: 242-367-5045 E-mail: Leslie.P.abacoinet.com Sharonabacoinet.com pers and boats of all sizes, an entrant need not be a club member. Give a sailor a blue sky, a good breeze and a starting gun and you have joined a universal language. The Race Committee chairman is John Foster joined by Jack Helm, Joe Shrier and Jim Klein, all of Hope Town.New Manager NamedAbaco Inn announces that Richard Cook has joined the Abaco Inn as General Manager. Richard has lived on Elbow Cay for the past two years. He worked for Florida Yacht Charters as manager of their Marsh Harbour facility. He has previously owned and operated restaurants in Delaware. He married Hope Town native, Monica Fox, in 2001.Spring Abaco Surf Series BeginsBy Christine McCully On April 1st the Bahamas Amateur Surfing Association hosted its first event for the spring series at Guana Cay. The event began at around 2 p.m. near Dolphin Beach Resort at a break known as Willawahs. Conditions showed about three to four foot waves with ideal off CaysFrom Page 5 shore winds. There was a small crowd due to many of the usual competitors being off Island on Easter holiday. Nonetheless the contest was scheduled and Mother Nature was cooperating so those who came made history! There was a handful of loyal spectators, the usual parents and beach lovers who make up the cheers of support for the athletes. There were three divisions: Grommets (ages 12 and under) 1st Ryan Sands (Guana Cay) 2nd Christian Wilhoyte (Hope Town) 3rd Jacob Albury (Hope Town) Junior Mens (ages 13 to 18) 1st Blake Sands (Guana Cay) 2nd Joshua Sands (Guana Cay) 3rd A Tie! Andrew Wilhoyte (Hope Town) and Brandon Sands (Guana Cay), Open division (all over 18) 1st Blake Sands (Guana Cay) 2nd Jeff Gale (Parrot Cay) 3rd Christine McCully (Hope Town) 4th Johnathan Key (Guana Cay). Handcrafted medals by Alice Bain were awarded to the athletes. A special thanks to our head judges, Tim Albury and Phillip. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon and the Bahamas Amateur Surfing Association is anxious to plan another event in Guana. For our contest schedule and results please call 366-0309/366-0304 or go to our website: basurfinga.freeserver.com. 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"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 366-0065Hotels and House Rental AgentsTanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort367-3980 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 Villas6 cott 367-3600 Marsh Harb Airport Motel367-4402 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 Club365-8950 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 Abaco+ agents who have multiple cottages and houses

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April 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 29 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Cherokee Polos Seaside Cottage Fully furnished, sleeps 6, A/C, $900/week for 2. Call 407-933-4463 www.polosseasidecottage.com Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale pools, docks, reunions, special occasions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways. 242-3660224 Fax: 242-366-0434 Yellow Wood Lovely home near Cherokee. Avaailable after June 2002. Call 366-2266 for details 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 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, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet for just $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 3672951 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 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 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 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 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, water front, spectacular views. Two separate 2 bedroom 2 bath houses, each with private dock. All amenities, fully funished, turn key. West Point $365,000 US$ NET and Southwest Point $375,000 US$ NET. By owner. Shown by appointment. E-mail mash1969@earthlink.net. Phone 242-366-3100 from 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. EST Website: www.abacotoday.com\lubbers COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE Green Turtle CayOcean Beach Lots (North End) 1+ acres with good elevation from $245,000 Coco Bay Lots 81 feet on beach from $170,000 Bita Bay Ocean Lot 8.26 acres from ocean to Inner White Sound, good elevation and protection from sea, spectacular views. $1.25 M. On the internet at www.bahamasinvest.com or call 365-4271 www.abacos.com rentals real estate activities information cost-effective-ads Tel: 321-254-4901 Fax: 321-242-1356 Ed Newell & Cindy Roberts Newell Tel/Fax: 242-365-8752 or Cellular 242-357-6570 www .abacoestateservices.com BREA Members Specializing in Treasure Cay & Leisure Lee Waterways ABACO ESTATE SERVICESPROPERTY MANAGEMENT SALES RENTALS 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 Murphy Town Vacant Land 9,000 S. Ft. Lot #38 Murphy Town Vacant land 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #65 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 BEACH FRONT HOMESAVE$100,000Fabulous Views Over 1 acre Home is presently under construction and can be completed for under $100,000 below market value. Move in within 3 weeksTom Roberts Realty242-322-4782 242-357-6896 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. $895,000 net completely furnished. Owner 242-366-3129. US 561-308-2106 or 828-926-5384 Marsh Harbour Duplex, 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Advertise in The Abaconian To Get Results It Pays to Advertise in The Abaconian

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Page 30 The Abaconian April 15th, 2002 Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Firehouse CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service Centerformerly Television Service Center every kind? There are simpler, less expensive, and better managed solutions to the problem such as barging our waste to the main dump as some of the other cays are wisely doing. However, the door for this option has seemingly been closed to the Great Guana Cay residents. Apparently, building the dump at Bakers Bay has become the path of least resistance for those corporate new comers who find its current location most inconvenient. Dont be mistaken, there is plenty of resistance to the proposed dump from the local people whose forefathers settled Great Guana Cay and from the foreigners whove also made their homes there. However, it seems as though their sincere supplications LettersFrom Page 9 have been woefully squelched by the brash hustle and bustle of the most recent land rush. To build a dump at Bakers Bay is a big mistake. It will devastate a pristine wildlife sanctuary, deface a tropical paradise and violate the habitat of the local Bahamian residents. Furthermore, every Abaconian will be sorely affected by the careless pollution of this most pristine treasure and famed tourist attraction, As a foreigner and guest to this beautiful country who has grown to love its people, its islands and its lifestyle, I must raise my one small voice against this one great atrocity. Additionally, I must entreat the patriarchs of these family islands who genuinely care to rise up and say no! To prevent those who have the gold from imposing those selfserving rules which will adversely affect our precious environment, our indigenous people and our devoted guest. Johnny Dudley He felt that this would give Abaco a giant leap forward. Another area that Mr. Christie would emphasis was in promoting quality Bahamian handicrafts. There is a great potential here as visitors spend between $168 and $200 million in shopping for handicrafts and art work. He realizes that many entrepreneurs are merchants importing their goods. Eighty cents of every dollar leaves the country. He wants to change that so a larger percentage stays within the country. Crime and the fear of crime was a topic he spoke quite a bit about. He felt that the people have to stand firm with the government in fighting against crime. His government will apply ruthless pressure to bring the crime rate down but it will have to come about with the help of the people. Within one month of his forming a government if his party wins, he will return to Abaco to assist in forming a new national consensus. His approach will be a government of empowerment of the people. A national health program will be high on his priorities as he wants his government to be compassionate and caring. He feels every person is entitled to good health care. RallyFrom Page 1 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

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April 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 31 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 (11) 1250 gallon water tanks $1600 each, includes duty & freight. Contact Elbow Cay Properties at 366-0569 Lincoln 225 Amp elec. welder, face mask & rods. $375. Phone 365-8188 Leaving Country Sale Many items available dinghy, engine, wood tools, mechanic equipment, garden and home goods, etc. Call 3662266 All Mercurys 40 HP $600 225 HP $6000 115 HP $3500 15 HP $1000 23 fishing boat with 200 HP $7000 Call 367-2326 1996 Yamaha Waverunner III 650 35 hours on engine. Completely redone. Asking $5000 OBO 357-6851 or 477-5660 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 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. $2500. Ph. 242-367-7248 Fax 972-723-0291 1993 Toyota diesel pick up, Helix 2.4, 97,000 miles $7500. Call Dick 366-2266 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 22 BAJA w/135 HP Mercury engine. Like new. Asking $7900 ONO Call 477-5291 23 Proline fiberglass boat with 200 HP Yamaha 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 28 Intrepid 1993 twin 200 HP Yamahas with low hours, radar arch with collapsible Bimini top, rocket launcher seat w/rod holders, swim platforms w/ ladder, VHF, stereo, depth finder, fish finder, fresh water wash down, live well, running lights, forward seating, built-in cooler, $49,500 OBO 365-8771 day or 365-8467 after 5 p.m. 28 Harkins Island, Cummins 555 270 HP DUTY PAID. Commercial registration. Asking $21,000. Ph. 242-365-4465 or 242-3654695 37 Endeavour 1980 sloop-rigged sailboat w/ Perkins 4-108, 40 HP diesel, curently moored near Marsh Harbour Marina. DUTY PAID. Bahamian registered. $30,000 OBO Call 3672269 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 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. 367-2111 COMMERCIAL SERVICES Big CaBig Ca Big CaBig Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 C & G Restaurant, Bar and Bakery All stock and equipment. Asking $43,500 Phone 3673767 BUSINESS FOR SALE POSITION WANTEDEnergetic 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 I am seeking the help of a wealthy individual who would be interested in assisting in theformation of a flying club in Marsh Harbour, namely by way of supplying a suitable aircraft for training purposes. Any such person should please contact Bill Roberts at 477-5188. Any exchane of information will be kept absolutely confidential if so desired. Fynes Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay Fynes@msn.com 1996 Nissan Maxima Power windows/door locks, upgraded stereo with CD player, Katskins 2 tone 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, white. $13,900 Call 365-8188 98 Hyundai Accent 2 door, stick shift. $4500 OBO Utility trailer 10 x 5 $1500. Call 3674643 98 Dodge Dakota Pick-up SLT Club Cab, low mileage. $14,900. Call 365-8818 98 Ford Taurus Sta Wgn leather interior, center console, alum. wheels, 24 valve engine, low mileage, like new. Call 365-8188 Concept Boats Rentals and Sales Newest Boat Rentals on Abaco 23 & 27 boats, fully equipped Boutique & Convenience Store Timothy Roberts Conch Inn Resort Ph: 242-367-5570 Fax: 242-367-5569 VEHICLES FOR SALE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY It Pays to Advertise resentative 0n Abaco. Mr. Fawkes expects that a computer course will be offered this summer to those majoring in business in the Associates programme and in the fall college prep classes will again be offered.Abaco Central High SchoolStudents Visit FreeportBy Isobel Sherman Mr. H. La Rose, teacher at Abaco Central High School, took a group of students to Freeport over the Easter. The students visited interesting sites in Freeport and will be joined part of the time by Abaco Central High Schools Principal, Benjamin Stubbs. SchoolFrom Page 7 Following on the heels of Orion is his hunting dog, Canis Major (the large dog). The constellation is to the southeast of Orion, easily distinguished by the star Sirius, which is the brightest star in the sky. Canis Major is accompanied by a smaller constellation, Canis Minor (the small dog) which lies to the east of Orion and contains the bright star Procyon (Greek for before the dog). Sirius has been important to many cultures throughout history. The day that Sirius was first seen to rise at dawn was used by Egyptian astronomer-priests 5,000 years ago to determine the turning of the new year and the beginning of the Nile floods. They called the star Sothesbut the ancient Greeks, who associated the stars appearance with the hottest, driest days of summer called it Seirios meaning scorching or burning and they thought that Sirius added its heat to that of the sun during the hottest days of the year. The Romans called Sirius Caniculathe Dog Starand the hottest days of summer became known as dies caniculares, which when translated into English yields the familiar phrase dog days. The Polynesians have another myth concerning Sirius. They say that it was not always the brightest star in the sky, but that at one time the Pleiades (visible in the sky now as a bright cluster of stars to the west of Taurus) were a single star and shone brighter than Sirius. This star was boastful and bragged about its brilliance and beauty, so Sirius convinced the god Tane to hurl the star Aldebaran (the brightest star in the constellation Taurus) and shatter the braggart star into the scattered Pleiades that we see today. Sirius itself is a brilliant white star about two and a half times the mass of the sun. It has an important role in the history of western astronomy as well as significant mythological connotations. In 1862 it was the first star discovered to have a smaller, denser companion and to be part of a binary systemtwo stars which orbit around a common center of mass like a dumbbell rotating. Sirius B (as the companion star was named) is one of the first white dwarf stars ever discovered. It is extremely small and extremely dense. Imagine taking the mass of the entire sun (868,000 miles in diameter) and squeezing it down into a sphere the size of the earth (7,900 miles in diameter)thats what Sirius B is like. One cubic inch of material from this white dwarf weighs about 15 tons! In fact, Sirius B used to be a very large and very bright star many millions of years ago. It is a dead star, one at the end of its cycle of existence, and is an example of what our Sun will become at the end of its own life, five billion years from now.Stars At Night Part 5: Canis Major and Sirius

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