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Title: Abaconian
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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 06-15-2002
Copyright Date: 2009

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Title: Abaconian
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Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: 06-15-2002
Copyright Date: 2009

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June 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 10, NUMBER 12, JUNE 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 153 Nominate for Local GovernmentElection on June 27 Will Select 73 Class C Boats Sail in Sandy PointThe highlight of the Sandy Point Home Coming over the Labour Day holiday was a regatta featuring Class C workboats. A total of seven boats competed off the shore while hundreds enjoyed the weekend activites. The organizing committee hopes to raise enough money through this and other events to completely finish the community center which will serve as a hurricane shelter. The buil ding is closed in but will require about $50,000 to complete the interior. Ten Are Awarded Scholarships Fox Town Holds Home ComingPathfinders Foundation awarded ten students scholarships to assist them financially as they go abroad to study. They honoured this years group at a reception held at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on June 2. The foundation will continue supporting the ten students who were awarded scholarships last year. Shown above are, left to right, Louise Ashail, Marsha Sands, Theresa Pinder, Benita Altidor, Samantha Gaitor, Erica Lowe, Kenneth Strachan and Brock Pinder. Standing behind is Priscilla Weatherford. They will be studying a wide variety of courses at a numer of colleges. The scholarships will continue if their grades are acceptable. Nomination Day for local government was on June 5. Any Bahamian on the voter register wanting to run for the local government elections scheduled for June 27 had to register by noon. The election on June 27 will be conducted the same as for a general election. For all of Abaco 153 nominated for 77 seats on town committees. Those nominating were enthusiastic and seemed committed to managing their towns effectively. Many are new to the local government system while there are still some with past experience. Of the total 27 are women. Many leaders in the previous town committees did not nominate. Both people nominating from Casuarina Point and Bahama Palm Shores are new to local government. Otherwise there are candidates in each town which have served before. Two towns will not have elections because those nominating were the exact number allowed. Those areas are Guana Cay and the combined Casuarina Point and Bahama Palm Shores. All other areas will vote from a wide selection of candidates. Towns varied greatly in the number of candidates nominating. Hope Town will elect three out of four nominees while Murphy Town will elect seven out of a list Labour Day weekend is the traditional date for the home coming for Little Abaco. Many activities entertained the hundreds who attended. Shown above is a dominoes game being enjoyed by some young people. By Anita Rolle Most roads led to Fox Town on June 7 to 9 for the Annual Little Abaco Homecoming celebrations. Under the theme Back to the Island hundreds certainly did come back to the island to enjoy the festivities. With a full slate of events, activities available for the young and the young at heart included sporting activities, a Miss Homecoming Pageant, numerous contests. However, entertainment for the weekend was untouchable. Music was provided all weekend long by notorious DJ Tyrone T, well known throughout the Bahamas. On Friday night scores came Please see Home Coming Page 13Remember to Vote for Your Town Leaders on June 27 Please see Election Page 2

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Page 2 The Abaconian June 15th, 2002 c 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 Three will be elected Diane Bethel Jeffrey KeyHope Town District CouncilGreat Guana Cay Man-O-WarThree will be elected. One nominated and he will serve. Glen LaingAntonio Albury William Albury George Phillpot Roy Russell Gary Sawyer Jeremy Sweeting Walter SweetingHope TownJunior Mernard Roscoe Thompson South Abaco District Three Town CommitteesKenneth Albury Vashti Albury Charles Albury Joseph Bodie Theadore Carroll Marilyn Davis Frank Hepburn Hercules Clarke Bradley Fox Laurestine Fox Julie Greene Lunsworth LightbournCherokee SoundThree will be elected. William Johnston Kathy Ann SawyerCasuarina PointTwo nominated and both will serve. Netica SymonetteCrossing RocksFive will be elected. Vernita Walker Israel Williams James WilliamsSandy PointFive will be elected: Julia McKinney Robert McKinney Paul Pinder Jason Roberts Nicholas Roberts Stanley WhiteCherokee Sound Five will be elected Jackson Davis Randy Davis Ruthmae Rolle Valentino Feaster Nathaniel HieldMoores Island CouncilSolomon Hield Lillian Liang Nixon Simms Edward Stuart Garnett Stuart Gilbert Davis Cubell Davis Joy Davis Rex Davis Eugene DawkinsLittle AbacoCrown Haven, Fox Town, Mount HopeFive will be electedNorth Abaco District Four Town CommitteesHiram Cooper Daniel Curry Revie Fox Jocelyn McIntosh Leslie McIntosh Leanath McIntosh David Bethell William Curry Floyd Johnson Lincoln Jones Lonnie LoweGreen T urtle CayFive will be elected Cecil Forbes Lavan LarodaMcKenzie Fred ParkerTreasure CayFive will be elected Cedric Bullard Eric CollieFire Road and Black WoodTwo will be elected Everette Bootle Hartman Cooper Kirk Cornish Ejnar Cornish Garneth EdgecombeCoopers TownCoopers TownFive will be elected Wilfred Curry Charley Mills Earlin Mills Calvin Parker Leon Pinder Sandra Saunders Hayward Thomas ONeil RolleWood Cay and Cedar HarbourTwo are to be elected Lionel Mills Yvonne Saunders Hiram McIntosh Kevin McIntosh Sabrina Russell Elvine Sawyer Boynell Williams Eddison Cornish John Williams Stephen Pedican Kirk Reckley Stanley Sawyer Zeldon Simmons Omri McIntosh Donald Outten Roswell Sawyer Walter Thompson Kola Wells of 19 candidates. Each candidate had to nominate before a returning officer, taking a form with the signatures of five registered voters of his town. A fifty dollar deposit was required which will be refunded if the candidate receives at least one-fifth of the votes. New to the process this year was the ability of candidates to nominate from anywhere within a town and they will be voted on at large also. Several towns on Abaco have more than one polling divisions. These areas will be voting for candidates at large. However, where a town committee is made up of representatives from more than one community, those candidates must be from the specific town. After the June 27 election, each town committee will be sworn in and meet to elect a chairman and deputy chairman. They will also elect their representatives to the council which must include their chairman. The next step is for the council members to be sworn in and then meet to elect the Chief Councillor and Deputy Chief Councillor. This group of officials will serve for three years. There are six councils on Abaco. The three councils on the mainland, North Abaco, Central Abaco and South Abaco, are schedule two. These councils appoint boards to take care of much of the areas affairs and include town planning, licensing, hotel licensing, port authority and an advisory tourism board. The road traffic authority is comprised of members from all three districts. The three schedule three councils, Grand Cay, Hope Town and Moores Island, do the work of all these boards.87 Seats Will Make Up Local Government ElectionFrom Page 1 Barefoot Elegance22 Romantic tropical r ooms 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.comListing of Candidates in Each TownNotice Timothy Oswald Roberts, who is running for the Marsh Harbour Town Committee, is the son of Oswald (deceased) and Myrtle Roberts of Treasure Cay and the son-in-law of Dave and Sharon Roberts of Marsh Harbour. S. Timothy Roberts, son of Telford Roberts, is not the candidate. Calvin Albury Roosevelt Curry Carlin Russell George Russell Grand Cay CouncilFive will be elected. Kennedy Russell McGarrett Russell Sidney Rolle Toney RolleMarsh HarbourMarsh HarbourSeven will be elected. Mitchell Albury Nicholas Albury Brent Cartwright Robert Claridge Dale Hill Yvonne Key Neil Adderley Wayde Archer Carl Archer Wayne Bastian George Cornish Marguerita Conrish Dave Darville Racel Ingraham Gracie Knowles Stephen Knowles Barbara Ambrister Yvonne Bethel Ernestine Bootle Gwendolyn Carey Alexander CurryDundas TownSeven will be electedMurphy TownSeven will be elected.Central Abaco District Three Town CommitteesMike Malone Kim Roberts Tim O. Roberts Frank Russell Chad Sawyer Gefrey Victor Sonith Lockhart Cay Mills Silbert Mills Faron Newbold Churton Toote Ellis Stuart Agustine Williams Jimmy WilliamsSpring CityTwo will be elected. Emory Curry Roger Delancy David Williams Henley Dawkins John Hudson Glenn McDonald Jeff Mills Algie Reckley Jason Swain Paul Swain George Stuart Portia Wilkinson

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June 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 3 By Isobel Sherman The Fourth Annual HMY-Boat Harbour Invitational Billfish Blast was held from May 27-May 31 at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour. Thirty-five boats were registered for this fishing tournament which focuses not only on fishing for the big blue but also on the fun side after lines are out of the water. The tournament included a huge fireworks display, courtesy of Shell Bahamas and Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour. Under the rules of the tournament anglers could fish any three of the four days with one day being taken as a lay day. Each night brought a different theme to the dinner. A record number of blue marlin and white marlin were released during the four days, 42 blue and five white marlin.Fishing Tournament Donates to Fire DepartmentThe HMY-Boat Harbour Invitational Billfish Blast made a donation to Trauma One and to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department during their recent tournament. Shown above are Manni Alexiou, left, owner of Boat Harbour. along with HMY officials giving checks to Linda Wilfang, center, representing Trauma One, and Michael Parotti, right, representing the fire department. Abaco AirCharter Service between Abaco & The Entire Bahamas & FloridaWith Daily Scheduled Service to Nassau Scheduled Services To Freeport, Moores Island & North EleutheraPh: (242) 367-2266, Fax: (242) 367-3256, VHF 74 The winner of this years tournament was the boat Lady S, in second place was Utopia and third was Aquaholic. All these boats won on catch and release only. Only one blue marlin was boated in the whole tournament and that was a 501-pound blue marlin caught by lady angler Debbie Austin. Entertainment was outstanding and was varied each night. Tuesday was Sports Night, Wednesday was a Classical Music and Video Dance Party, Thursday was a Country and Western Round Up and Friday was the victory tournament banquet and awards presentation. Despite heavy rain the anglers and sponsors had a great time at the banquet Come Fly Our Friendly Skies! Schooner Bay26 Miles South of Marsh Harbour From Airport Roundabout Great Abacos Fabulous South Eastern Coastline Anco LandsAnco Lands Anco LandsAnco Lands Anco LandsPrime Properties Land for SaleMagnificent panoramic views 60 elevations 200 of beach frontage Stunning shorelines 400,000 Sq. Ft. $3.50 Sq. Ft. Net P.O. Box N-145 Nassau, Bahamas Tel: (242) 324-1476 Fax: (242) 324-2902 E-mail: info@ancolands.com Website: www.ancolands.com

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Page 4 The Abaconian June 15th, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Pr oper ty SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work W axing 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 Open DailyBreakfast 7 a.m. 11 a.m.Lunch 12 p.m. 2:30 p.m.Dinner 6 p.m. 10 p.m.Tel: 367-2158Located in the Abaco Beach Resort Check Out Tzers Gift ShopAnglers Restaurant presents international cuisine with an island flair in a casual waterfront setting. One of the most popular restaurants in the Abacos, Anglers serves breakfast, lunch & dinner every day of the year.You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and You will be delighted by the diverse and delicious menu. delicious menu. delicious menu. delicious menu. delicious menu. Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to choose from All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount $945 23 Albur y Bros $840 22 Boston Whaler$798 20 Albur y/Hydra$770 18 Privateer $560 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com Green Turtle CayBy Annabelle Cross After months of extremely dry weather, the rains finally came. Trees and lawns are green again, days are hot and steamy and the mosquitoes are back! Ah, the joys of summer! Green Turtle Cay is bustling with activity as the busy summer season is off to a start. There are only a few weeks left in the school year and students are busy with exams and upcoming graduations.School NewsTiny Turtles held its graduation early this year. On May 31 eight students donned caps and gowns for their ceremony at the Miracle Church of God. Moving on to primary school will be Seanna Albury, Patiqua Cooper, Krista Curry, Burton Howell, Jamal Johnson, Taria McIntosh, Aaliyah Outten and Kenneth Roberts. The ceremony was bittersweet for the children as they also said goodbye to Burton and his family. Burtons dad, Michael, has been the chef at Green Turtle Club for the past three years. We will miss the Howell family and hope they will come back for visits. In other school news, CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Thompson and the Lion King cast for receiving honors at the National Arts Festival judging. Congratulations also to the choir for another honors for their original song A Tribute to the USA and to the sextet for Distinction in the Gospel category. The sixth grade held a cookout and offered food for sale at their international exhibit to raise funds for their field trip. Principal Mrs. Anne Bootle, teacher Ms. Thompson and parent Mrs. Pam Sawyer accompanied the students on their four-day trip to Nassau and Eleuthera.New Dining ChoicesOur island offers three new establishments for drinking and dining. The Jolly Roger Restaurant and Bar, located at Bluff House Marina has been open for the past few months. Theres a pool, lounge area and gift shop right next to the restaurant. The menu offers the usual fare as well as other selections. Sundowners (formerly Mikes Bar) is located on the water, offering outdoor dining and a beach. As the name suggests, happy hour and onto the early evening is a great time to be at Sundowners. A special on their menu is stone crab. Pineapples is now in operation at the Other Shore Club. They offer outdoor dining on their deck overlooking Settlement Creek and the anchorage. Their menu offers burgers, conch fritters, etc.Congratulations Are in OrderOur community welcomes two new baby boys. Congratulations to Ted and Almeta Curry who welcomed Quadray Ishmail on April 21. Kevin and April Roberts welcomed their second son Ethan Kevin on May 27. Congratulations to the proud parents and to big brother, Zachary. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roberts on the arrival of their fourth grandchild. Skylar Grace was born on May 7 in Kenner, Louisiana. Proud parents are Tod and Elizabeth Knaak.Community MeetingA community meeting was held on June 3 with special guest speaker Don Cornish of the Abaco Tourist Office. The discussion focused on the proposal of Chalks Airline flying directly into New Plymouth. While the majority of those in attendance support the idea, the area to be used as a landing-terminal site as well as funding for the preparation of the site are yet to be decided. Local Government elections will be held on June 27. Ten persons nominated for the five seats on our town committee. The five person who currently serve, David Bethell, Lincoln Jones, Lonnie Lowe, Roswell Sawyer and Kola Wells, are all seeking re-election. Also seeking election are Gregory Curry, Floyd Johnson, Omri McIntosh, Donnie Outten and Judson Thompson.These Will Be MissedA memorial service will be held on June 26 at the Gospel Chapel for Mr. Don Rothenhaus. Mr. Rothenhaus passed away earlier this year after a courageous fight with cancer. Don and his wife Ida have owned a home in White Sound for many years and Don was well liked in our community. Dons always smiling face made him a natural choice for the school fairs Santa. Don was supportive of our community and if he was in town, he and Ida were a part of community functions. He is survived by his wife Ida, daughters Robin, Betsy, Heidi and Sally, sons-in-law Jack, Patrick and David and grandchildren Lillian, Kate, James, Molly and Matty. We all miss Don and hope that his family will continue to visit and be a part of our community. Funeral services were held on May 25 for Mr. Richard Hodgkins. Mr. Richie died at his daughters home in Cherokee Sound. Mr. Richie is remembered as a quiet, hardworking man. He was predeceased by his wife Hilda, son Christopher and granddaughter Janey Sands. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Sharon Bethell, Peggy Hodge, Richard Jr. and Ann Hodgkins, Laura and Peter Sawyer, Kathy and Noel Sawyer, Ruth and Derick Sands, and Melvina and Joe Daddio, 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, sister Nellie Weech and other relatives and friends. Mr. Richie was 88 years old.Other Community ItemsWork to complete the roads in New Plymouth will begin this month. The area near the town dock and leading to Sundowners was badly damaged during the hurricanes of 1999. This work will complete the road work in our community.Retirement Was Earned News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 31

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June 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 5 Shop& Save Open Mon Thur. 8 am 6:30 pm Fri. Sat 8 am 7:30 pmLocated on Stratton Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone (242) 367-7283 Fax: (242) 367-5767Shop Price Right for Better Service, Better Values & Better SavingsWeve got what you need with everyday specials for everyday itemsQuicker Check-outs,friendly staff, andbetter value for your dollar make shopping at Price Right an enjoyable experience. Established 1929 OFFICIAL ROLEX RET AILER 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 CHEROKEE AIRCharter Service Flights to all points in the Bahamas and FloridaP.O. Box AB-20485 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas 242-367-2089 242-367-2613 242-367-2530Call us for ratesMr. Don Cornish of the Abaco Tourist Office met with residents of Green Trutle Cay on June 3 to discuss the possibility of Chalks Airline providing amphibian air service to the cay. He is shown here, center, with Mr. David Bethell, left, chairman of the Town Committee, and Mr. Lonnie Lowe. In informal fact-finding meeting was held in Green Turtle Cay on June 3 with 35 residents interacting with Abacos Tourism manager Don Cornish. The main topic was the application by Chalks Airline to fly directly to the cay from South Florida with their 17 place seaplane. Opposition to the plan centers on the proposed seaplane ramp at Settlement Point which provides access to the dredged area beyond slated for a park. The ramp site was used during the 1950s by Bahamas Airways when Green Turtle Cay had airline service direct from Nassau. That came to a halt in 1959 when an airport opened on the main island of Abaco. Presently, it is proposed that the site be reactivated for Chalks seaplane to make a daily stop to the island. The land was verbally assigned to the Green Turtle Cay Historical Society in 1993 by newly elected Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham during a visit to the Cay. It was not known by anyone present if the Prime Ministers intention was later documented to the Historical Society. Several directors of the Historical Society were present but were not sure that this was documented. An offer was made by the Other Shore Club to give a suitable ramp site if the Settlement Point site problems cannot be resolved.Tourism Speaks on Airline Proposal

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Page 6 The Abaconian June 15th, 2002 Gift Shop and Laundromat3 villas, 2 bedroom, 1 baths Fully furnished kitchen 1 bedroom queen, 1 bedroom 2 singles Sitting area queen futon Dining area seats 6 All units fully furnished, central a/c Satellite 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 satellite 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 gazebo and garden Harbour View HavenLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas MikMik MikMik Mik e Malonee Malone e Malonee Malone e MaloneLocal Government Candidate 2002 Marsh Harbour/Spring City Town CommitteeTo the voters of South Abaco (Marsh Harbour) polling division 4-5-6: You have twelve good candidates running for seven positions on the Marsh Harbour/Spring City T ownship Committee. You have seven votes. The choice is going to be difficult for you to make. I ask that you make one of your choices William Mike Malone. To the voters who supported me in the past from polling division number five, I say thank you and I look forward to your continued support. If elected, I promise that everything I do will be in the best interest of Abaco and not Mike Malone. May God bless each and every one of you. Achievements as Chief Councillor & Committee Chairman 1996-1999First Chief Councillor for District and first Chairman of the Marsh Harbour/Spring City Township Committee Served with distinction for three years 1996-1999 as Chief Councillor Initially responsible for Central Abaco District which included the Central Abaco Cays Corrected sewerage drainage problems at Marsh Harbour airport with Civil Aviation Department Hired first District Building Inspector Established first Local Government District Council Office in Abaco and The Bahamas to ensure essential delivery of services through Statutor y Boards, Town Committees and Council Provided regular professional annual reports of the work of the Council to the District and the Government Relieved the District of the great burden and health risks posed by the Central Abaco dump and placed it under a proper management system Began process of constructing perimeter walls and fences at Abaco Central High School Assisted with acquisition of essential equipment and super visory personnel at the Ministry of Public Works Ensured that general upkeep commitments were carried out by competent contractors througout the township Managed a system of highly effective Statutory Boards equipped with a broad cross section of committed residents Recommended Crown Leases for several important individual and business applications within the District Ensured that sidewalks were placed in key areas of the Township to maximize public safety Initiated a landscaping project which encouraged businesses to place planters and aesthetically pleasing signs in front of their properties Worked with contracted individuals to improve public property upkeep and litter pick-up Established a nature area at the Fish Pond with a bridge and nature area for obser vation of fish and other wildlife Constructed a rest area and gazebo near Harbour View Marina Improved the the Crossing Beach facility Closed the dump sites at Spring City and Snake Cay and ensured centralized and timely collection and disposal at Marsh Harbour dump site Placed protective barricades at north end of Don MacKay Boulevard to ensure public safety Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 365-5002 365-5028 (office) 365-5083 (fax) Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderSchool NewsIn April the students planted a Lignum Vitae tree on the school grounds which they hope will grow to be a local landmark and will be here for many years to come. This is the national tree of The Bahamas. They already have a Yellow Elder, the national flower, that is doing very well planted near the road. These plantings are part of the students on-going beautification program for our school and they will be entered as a nation-wide participant. A lovely underwater mural which will be displayed on the front of the building is nearing completion and should soon be put up for all to enjoy. Cherokee is praised as being one of the cleanest and neatest little settlements on Abaco, and the school and school grounds are definitely a big part of what Cherokee is trying to maintain. So, this new-found pride and desire to improve their surroundings needs lots of encouragement and plenty of recognition.Show and TellEach student was asked to make something to bring to class that they could share with their fellow students. They could make anything they wanted as long as they did it themselves. Some of the entries were quite inventive and some very artistic. The various entries included an Arawak Indian village, a painting, a patchwork cushion, some shell work on wood as well as a Lego model spacecraft. Principal Ms. Lowe was impressed with their work and felt that most of them South Abaco NewsMoores Island recognized their teachers at a special teachers appreciation church service. Shown above are, left to right, Mr. Rankin, Mrs. Rankin, Ms. Rossan, Ms. Duff, Ms. Rolle, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Davis. did a very good job.Mini-Fair in the W orksOn June 22 the school plans to have a mini-fair to finish off the school year to raise some extra funds to have a little left over to keep in reserve for any unexpected necessities that they may need for the new school year. They hope everyone will come out and join in the fun.Around TownWhen the rain comes, the crabs crawl. Its not unusual to get up in the morning and find the crabs have escaped from one of your neighbours cages and one or two of them is scurrying hotly across your lawn trying to find a temporary hiding spot. Even the littlest resident in Cherokee can catch a crab and almost everyone likes to eat them. The season is short while the crabs are crawling, but almost every household will be savouring big plates of spicy crab and rice with plenty of fresh hot bread, a local delicacy, as often as they can. If you have never tasted it, you dont know what you are missing.Fathers DayThe annual celebration of Fathers Day is coming up soon and Cherokee children from Kids Korner will be putting on a special Please see South Page 7

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June 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 7 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: seasprayr es@oii.net www.seasprayresort.com 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 South Abaco News SouthFrom Page 6 performance for their fathers (and their mothers, too) at 6 p.m. on June 16th in Epworth Methodist Chapel. Special awards will be handed out and afterwards a homemade ice-cream social will close out the evening on the steps of the Mission House porch. All are welcome to attend.Moores IslandSchool Celebrates Teachers Appreciation WeekBy Rebecca Knowles and Anita Rolle Teachers Appreciation Week on Moores Island was a bevy of activity as teachers, parents and students came out in full force to celebrate. Moores Island All Age PTA played a key role in organizing the activities for the week. The weeks events included a special church service at Soul Seeking Ministries where the host Pastor was Rev. Anthony Williams. Guest speaker was Rev. Nixon Simms. Teachers were given words of encouragement, showered with awards and honored for their hard work. A talent and fashion show was organized which was very well attended teachers participating in this successful event showed off their talent and strutted their stuff on the catwalk! Fun Day was very exciting and included games such as egg and spoon race, 4x1 relay, three legged race, volleyball and a basketball game. Teachers took advantage of this time to let their hair down and relax to the maximum! It wasnt just your ordinary basketball game either the game was played at Greater Bethel Baptist Church participated in the Youth March held on May 27. St. Matthews Baptist Church youth enjoyed the march and rally celebrating Youth Month Celebrating Youth Month, youth groups on Moores Island held a Youth March on May 27 to mark the event. Youth departments participating in the event were St. Matthew Baptist Church; Greater Bethel Baptist Church; Zion Baptist Church; Soul Seeking Ministry; and Worldwide Church of God. The march, co-ordinated by Ruthmae Rolle, ended with a mass rally at the community park. Shown above is the Soul Seeking Ministry group. half court for about TWO HOURS, breaking with a score of 13 ALL second half to be continued NEXT YEAR, same time, same venue! The week would not be complete without the most popular sport on the island of Abaco fishing! A fishing tournament was held on May 25 and drew scores of spectators and participants. Boat captains for this event were Mr. Ollie Davis, Mr. Ellis Stuart and Mr. Junez Stuart. Winning the tournament was Ms. Rossan with a total catch weight of 18 and a half pounds. The heaviest fish was caught by Ms. Rolle a four and a half pound Turbot! All in all, the week was a total success! China, Cryst al, Je welery, Watches & Resort WearFor every budgetFatherFather FatherFather Father s Day Gift Baskets A s Day Gift Baskets A s Day Gift Baskets A s Day Gift Baskets A s Day Gift Baskets A vailablevailable vailablevailable vailableVast array of graduation gifts availableIn 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

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Page 8 The Abaconian June 15th, 2002 The Editor Says Choosing Our Local GovernmentAll 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, Anita Rolle, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: S. Timothy Roberts Contributors: Annabelle Cross, Rebecca Knowles, Neulissa Major, 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 Generally Speaking . Choice and ConsequenceDavid RalphBy S. Timothy Roberts Our elections are free its in the results where eventually we pay Bill Stern Life is full of choices. Daily we are bombarded by the consequences of our own choices as well as the choices of others. Some of these choices are insignificant in the way they affect others and ourselves. Other choices are momentous affecting many people and sometimes even many nations. Choice is a power, a privilege and, indeed, a responsibility that we hold within us. It is a force that we truly have a degree of control over. Everything that happens throughout a day is based upon choices we make. It is true that by not choosing you still choose. So no matter what you do or dont do, every day is filled with choices. In response to our choices, life throws consequences back at us. Now not all consequences are bad. A consequence is merely the relation of a result to its cause. What we have quickly noted here is that practically everything we do is based upon choice and that all choices carry consequences. Now we have democracy, which is essentially government by the people (by their choice). This is determined through the process of elections. Election is the act of choosing, and in this case it is by means of a balloted vote. So we are soon again going to be called upon to vote. On June 27 we will be required to make choices, in this we have no other option. If we stay home and do nothing, or should we go out and vote, it is the result of our choice. I ask you now, what good is your right or privilege to vote should you choose not to? Ralph Waldo Emerson said, Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good. Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm. Not only should we vote, but we should with the highest level of understanding that we can gather. This is a choice that not only affects the person voting, but also the entire electorate. In the case of local government by voting we are choosing a group who will be responsible for managing the affairs of our community. This directly affects those around us, our families and ourselves. There is also the matter of what choices are available. Each community or district has a group of individuals who are seeking to be elected. Each of these individuals brings to the job his personality, ideals and agendas. Some truly have the best interests of the community in mind. However, there may be some who are motivated by selfinterest, greed or pride. When we go to the polls, we are choosing who we think is the best person or group for the job. We ought to be considering who these candidates are even now and prepare ourselves to decide in whom we shall place our trust. When the voting is over and the ballots counted, we will have to accept the choice that is handed to us. It is our place to make sure it is the choice we want to live with. To not vote on something which so critically and directly affects us is a disservice to ourselves and all those in our community. Not voting can also, in certain instances, determine that the unpopular candidate be selected. That is, if enough of the electorate did not come out to support the popular individual, then the unpopular individual by default has a greater chance of being selected. Not because his own support was so great, but because the others support was so little. It is our right, however, to choose; it is our individual decision to make whether we vote or not, and for whom and why. By Isobel ShermanSeat BeltsThe new law regarding the wearing of seatbelts has come on stream. After nearly one week of driving with the seatbelt on, I am still not used to buckling and unbuckling. Short trips are tedious. Buckling and unbuckling. However, I do not wish to pay the fines so I will comply with the law. I always wore my seatbelt when I made long drives like to Treasure Cay or Coopers Town, but I never bothered to wear it driving around Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town. I am now driving with the belt buckled everywhere. I suppose in a few more weeks it will become automatic, get in the car and buckle up, and maybe it will also be more comfortable.The LibraryNow that my daughter is home for the summer I have begun weekly or bi-weekly trips to the Marsh Harbour Community Library. I had not been there for about one year. The library is better than ever. There are plenty of books to read, a computer to use and even a copy machine. With the books available in the library there is no reason why children and adults alike cannot enjoy reading and at the same time improve their reading skills. The library is the result of the hard working Mrs. Yvonne Key, who had the idea and with the help of others got it off the ground. Thank you, Mrs. Key.Hurray for the YoungOn nomination day for Local Government in Central Abaco I was happy to see that several young adults nominated in Marsh Harbour. Two of those are ex-students of mine. Yes, they are young in their early to mid-twenties. I am happy because they are stepping up to hopefully get positions where they can assume responsibilities of the managing of a community. Too often young people are labeled wrongly. The young are the future of Abaco, the Bahamas and the world. Let us listen to them and be proud that they decided to get involved. On June 27 we will be electing the leaders of our communities which will make important decisions affecting our futures. They will be the ones in charge for the next three years. Although much of the work of local government is maintaining our towns, there are still many decisions these people make such as approving plans or issuing licenses which have long term effects. It is incumbent on us to make sure that the people we elect will do a conscientious job. Perhaps the biggest problem local government officials face is the restraint that budgets put on them. Money is always short and it takes resourceful people to get the jobs done with the budgets they are allocated. Several towns have formed town improvement committees which are independent from local government. These groups can raise money, purchase equipment or do projects in the towns which complements the work of the elected committees and councils. Sometimes this is done in concert with their Town Committee and other times they work separately. Many times it is the same people working under two different sets of rules. As we study the candidates, we have to decide who have the town interests at heart and who will actually work within the system. Some committee members attend meetings, accept their monthly stipend and go about their lives without further thought to their town responsibilities. They can make plenty of noise at the monthly meetings and want recognition of their position, but that is all that happens. In some instances the choices are between a candidate with a known record and an untested new candidate. A good committee should have a mixture of old experienced members and new persons willing to learn and serve. New unbridled enthusiasm is great but it usually must be tempered with a bit of experience to get things done. New people bring new views, new problems to the table and hopefully new solutions to consider. Many will vote for friends and this is fine if we sincerely believe he or she will work for our town. Remember, that after the election, we need to be in communication with these leaders to let them know how we feel about their work and our opinions of their ideas which are under consideration. It is easier to work with friends supporting them through the thick and thin of local politics than dealing with those we are less comfortable with. But we must consider if our friends are actually the best choice. When our friend is less qualified or less enthusiastic then other candidates, we must make a difficult choice. When controversy arises in local government, clear thinking must prevail. Are friendships and alliances more important or the long range effect to the town? Unexpected situations will come up that do not have clear solutions unusual buildings, inadequate parking, tenders that appear to be too high, unqualified persons attempting to get contracts, new ventures that threaten old established businesses, more bars and liquor stores yet these and other situations will arise. The committee members we elect must be prepared to deal with issues like these and change with the times as conditions dictate. Our choices for local government must be for persons willing to listen to the community and follow their wishes. On controversial issues we must accept their judgement, which is why we elected them. However, committee and council members willing to listen to us are better choices. Cooperation and negotiation accomplish more than confrontation and belligerence. Are our choices for the committees able to negotiate, are they able to work together, are they team players? The town committees and councils are not places for those who must always be in charge or who feel their view is the only one to consider. Town Committees are not places for persons holding grudges as that attitude accomplishes nothing for the town. Opposing views are acceptable but grudges and vendettas have no place in the committees. We have had some excellent leaders in the past and some are willing to try it again. Others have decided to withdraw. This encourages newcomers to try their hand in local government. It is much like growing up in a functioning family. Children grow up under their parents guidance. As they develop, they work with their parents or occasionally compete against them. Later, the parents accept a lesser role and the younger folks become the leaders. Local government follows this pattern with newcomers learning from those now serving. It is most encouraging to see the large number of people nominating for this election. This indicates a basic interest that our people have in local government. We hope that this indicates a sincere interest in handling the town affairs. Maybe some of the new faces we see emerging have watched the present officials and felt that they had better ideas and more energy to offer. We hope that is the case. Other possibilities could be an interest in being a dominant person in the town which we hope is not the case. Or it could be from frustration that the previous groups were ineffective. We hope that no one has the idea of benefitting personally from their position. Hopefully, those seeking personal glory are weeded out in the election. This local government election comes on the heels of the national election with its FNM and PLP overtones. Unfortunately, that opposing mentality is still foremost in some minds. A few good candidates will be dismissed because of this which is unfortunate. Local government should not be political at all. Some of our present committees and councils have prominent party members of each party working side by side quite effectively. Our local government will be effective only to the point that we elect qualified, conscientious persons who will be committed to making our communities better. The choices in some instances will be difficult to make but we as voters must consider wisely and thoughtfully. Local government is only as good as the people we elect. Please see Roberts Page 30

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June 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 Where Does the Money Go?To the Editor Presently there are more than 150 foreign owned homes on Guana Cay and more are being built monthly. The taxable value of the land and buildings of each property averages more than $175,000 which is taxed at 1 percent annually. Therefore, at least $ 262,500 is received by the government every year. With Orchid Bay coming rapidly on-line, there will soon be 75 more homes, each one valued, land and buildings, at more than $400,000 each, resulting in an additional $300,000 of tax revenue going to Nassau for a total annually of more than $562,500. Add to this the eight percent stamp tax on all real-estate sales, the hotel and meals taxes and we are talking a whole lot of money going South. What does Guana Cay get back through the Abaco and Hope Town councils? Last year I believe it was $50,000. Why cant Guana Cay have a managed dump, a fully funded school, roads without pot holes, fire protection, street lights, emergency and security services and the other amenities enjoyed by her sister cays and Abaco itself? Great Guana Cay HomeownerLets Move Forward TogetherThe Editor, If you will provide the space, hopefully, I can provide a view of, at least, a little interest. Thanking you in advance. It has been said that we Abaconians cannot accuse the PLP of never doing nuthin for Abaco. That is absolutely right. To do so would be too generic and immature. We can say, however, that the FNM accomplished much more in a relatively short period of time, as far as infrastructure is concerned anyway. So, what brought about the downfall of such an accomplished political organisation as the FNM? Actually, there were many different events that hurt the FNM terribly, all of which have been analyzed over and over since election day by various opinionated persons like myself. The defeat of the FNM at the polls on May 2, however, can be attributed to one thing, which is a common affliction among powerful people. The English-speaking world refers to it as arrogance. Theres no sense in hiding from it or continuing to lament over what coulda, shoulda, woulda happened if only we had done this or that. Or the rumours might be true. Maybe Hubbigity did make a promise to Sir Lynden on his death bed. Maybe the election was sabotaged. Some say Truth is stranger than fiction. Whatever we choose to believe, there is one undeniable fact. The election is over. The people, no, wait a second, I mean THE PEOPLE have spoken. And quite frankly, they were very pointed in their speaking. My advice? Get up, dust yourself off and move on, preferably forward. The Bahamas, like so much of the rest of the world, is changing. There have been many powerful, sometimes strange (if you believe the rumours) and always necessary changes that have brought us to the point we are presently at. I am looking forward to great things in the future. I hope Im not disappointed. I am, however, a little put off by reports already reaching the news media of alleged victimisation. Victimisation can only happen to those who will be intimidated, just as powerful people are only powerful as long as they are supported by other people who share their views. Prime Minister Christie has publicly stated that there will be no victimisation under his watch. So, to those who would seek to subvert his promise, I say, Bugger Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editoroff. This is the New Improved PLP, and believe me, there is nobody happier to hear that than myself. The New PLP has my support as long as the greater good of the many outweighs the interests of the few self-serving individuals. Time will tell. Sincerely, William (Billy) RobertsA Time to Ring the Bell and Wake UpDear Editor, Please allow me again a little space in your much read paper for a little wake-up call to Abaco residents but especially to Marsh Harbour residents including the business sector, etc. This island has delivered in many ways, especially in the last 30 years, since the Marsh Harbour airport was opened to air travel, passengers, freight, emergencies, etc. As many of you readers know how I can talk and write a lot. Still I wondered how I could start and end this letter best. As a former postal clerk who helped manage the local post office at that time located next to Barclays Bank, I saw new businesses start, then close, Crockett Farm, M and M Farm canning factory in the forest many years after Wilson City Lumber Company, Green Turtle Cay pineapple canning factory. I saw, and many of you saw, the smoke stacks of BAIL sugar cane mill producing raw, light brown, coarse sugar after OwensIllinois pulpwood company had left Abaco or almost left. All this and I hardly touched on the purpose of this letter. If you people that are of a short attention span are still with me here, Id like to say or write that someone and something seems to have been overlooked or forgotten. I hope not. Before I go on, Id like to repeat a quote by the late Sir Winston Churchill to remind some of you about showing appreciation for service. He said after World War II, Never before in the fields of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. He referred, of course, to the British armed forces I believe, but to the few members, pilots and crew of the Royal Air Force. Thank Almighty God for them, also for the US armed forces and other allies. Even Russia was an ally of sorts at that time. Readers, now I will try here to make a long story shorter. A well known lady from Abaco from Murphy Town, Mrs. Parker is a nice humble Christian lady after 34 years of job stress in the post office and a handicap of a high-low blood sugar condition including eye surgery. She could still manage to give people a pleasant smile. Is it something to say thank you and well done etc, to her for, Amen, it seems that most people who do show love to post office staff at Christmas said or did nothing before Ena Mae Parker left. This must be a bad dream. P.S. In conclusion Ive heard that out of ten lepers that Jesus Christ healed when on earth, only one came back to thank Him for the miracle. Mrs. Parker, Ena Mae, is still around. Say something and do something before its too late for you or for her or for all of us to say anything. Ena Mae can tell you that I helped train her in post office work in 1967 way back then even before British post office instructor, Mr. Wallace, in Nassau affectionately called her Eartha Kitt! Post office training in Nassau was an experience. Well, back in the 1950s or 60s Eartha Kitt, a smooth cute black gal, was a star, a movie star and a singer. I have seen her picture long ago. Come on, Mr. Forkie and smile. It takes old guys like us to remember names like Eartha Kitt or a Jackie Moms Mabley, singer and comedienne who has entertained at the White House in Washington under Lyndon Johnsons government administration. Anyone know about cute and perky Teresa Brewer and her hit song Put Another Nickel in the Nickelodeon ? All a part of this life back then God says: Et Bon Jours! Hasta Manana! I thank you. Sincerely, Lee LoweIs Cable Giving Adequate Service?Dear Editor, It was my understanding that Cable Bahamas would provide service to all communities in the Marsh Harbour area. I thought that was what government mandated when they gave Cable Bahamas their license. Now come to find out that, even if the cable line is on the poles, that does not mean you can get cable service. I was told by a representative in Nassau that Cable Bahamas did not anticipate people living on certain roads in the Marsh Harbour area. Food for thought. PuzzledA Tribute to an Archer AncestorDear Editor, Please see Letters Page 26

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Lawrence Burke, Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of the Bahamas, blessed the new classroom building at St. Frances de Sales School in Marsh Harbour. Also coming from Nassau for the event were Sister Mary Benedict, Superintendent of the Catholic Schools, Dr. Linda Davis, member of the Catholic Board of Education, and Mrs. Claudette Rolle, Supervisor of Curriculum of the Catholic Schools. The weather was overcast which turned into heavy rain showers before the programme was over. With the rain pouring down Archbishop Burke said that the school was not only preparing students to By Anita Rolle Schools around the Bahamas celebrated Teachers Appreciation week on May 19-25. At Central Abaco Primary School a special assembly was held on May 24 where teachers were showered with gifts as students expressed their love and appreciation. Following the assembly, teachers were treated to a luncheon by the Parent Teachers Association. The teaching profession is so often taken for granted, and teachers so often go unrecognized for their efforts. Teachers Appreciation week was established for this very purpose time set aside to say thank you to those that play such an important role in molding the lives of our children. I would be remiss if I did not also take this opportunity to say thank you to a special teacher who has played such an important role in the life of my daughter for the past six months, assisting in the smooth transition to a new school, new island, new friends and faces and new environment. This young lady cradles her students as if theyre her very own children. I specifically know of a time that she was feeling ill and was advised by the doctor to take off work for a few days and rest. Of course, she did not follow doctors orders! Why not? In her words, My children are preparing for GLAT! Ms. Robertha Lindsay, third grade teacher at the Central Abaco Primary School, hats off to you for going the extra mile every day, giving Ashley that extra push and encouraging her to do her very best. Thank you! The participation of parents in the school life of their children is so vital. As parents School Newswe must do our best to support our children and their efforts. When they do well, we must praise them, when they do poorly, we must encourage them, praise them for having tried and let them know that nothing is impossible. Once our children see that we are interested in their progress, they are inspired to do well, thus making the teachers job just a tad bit easier.Teachers Are Honoured Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Gr eater Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Touch of Class, T reasure 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 Anglers Restaurant, Marsh Harbour Call 367-3114 make a living but how to live. He said this is done by following the dictates of the Gospel. He stated that the Catholic Church came to Abaco to be of service to the people. Throughout the programme different classes performed. Grade 6 sang the school song, Grade 10 recited a story in Spanish, Grades 3 and 7 did a song and praise dance and Grade 11 students recited sayings of Michael Pintard. After Bishop Burke blessed the school, refreshments followed for the students and the invited guests.InspectionBy Isobel Sherman Once again the Cambridge Board of Examinations sent an inspector to Abaco to inspect the BGCSE Examination facilities. The Inspector visited only two schools again as was done last year, Forest Heights Academy and Abaco Central High School. Mr. Huel Moss, Vice Principal of Abaco Central High School, said the inspector was very impressed with the set up and the security measures taken.Abaco Central HighGraduation TimeThe graduation for the Class of 2002 at Abaco Central High School will be held on June 25 at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour. Guest speaker will be Mr. Jack Thompson, Chief Passport Officer for the Bahamas. Forty-five students are members of the Class of 2002.Deadline ApproachesBy Isobel Sherman The deadline for applications for the Government Loan Scholarship Scheme is June 30. If you cannot submit your fully completed forms to Mr. Stubbs or Mrs Sherman at Abaco Central High School by June 20, then please forward them to P.O. Box 3913, Nassau, Bahamas. AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERA TIONElectrical Contracting Residential & Commercial Electrical Wiring Licenced Single and 3 Phase Electricians Sales, Service and InstallationDon MacKay Blvd. Marsh HarbourPh: (242) 367-3186 Fax: (242) 367-3469

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June 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 11Corner 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 Traf fic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250 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 andTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948Next to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomons Abaco 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 Club NewsNew Pilot Club CharterBy Neulessa Major On May 25 in Sandy Point a new Pilot Club was chartered by President of Pilot International, Mrs. Sharon Slusher, and President of the Pilot Club of Abaco, Mrs. Neulessa Major. The new club is called Pilot Club of South Abaco. The president of the club is Mrs. Claudia Pinder, president-elect Mrs. Raquel Sweeting, treasurer Mrs. Valeria Lightbourne, recording secretary Mrs. Donna Bain, corresponding secretary Mrs. Sancha Pinder assistant treasurer Ms. Anne Darville and chaplin Mrs. Carmeta Roker. There were 20 members chartered including three males. Pilot Clubs are one of the worlds leading and outstanding service organizations with some 25,000 members worldwide. If you are interested in volunteering your time to upgrade and render service to the Abaco community, consider joining one of our clubs. The Pilot Club of Central Abaco meets the third Tuesday of every month and the Pilot Club of Sandy Point meets the first Saturday of every month. A new Anchor Club has been chartered at Abaco Central High School. Officials on hand for the ceremony are shown above. They are, left to right, visiting governor-elect Ms. Ethlyn Morley, Pilot International President Sharon Slusher, President of Pilot Club of Abaco Neulessa Major and the President of the new Anchor Club Lakeisha Douglas.New Anchor Club Is CharteredOn May 25 President of Pilot International, Mrs. Sharon Slusher, and president of the Pilot Club of Abaco, Mrs. Neulessa Major, chartered a new Anchor Club called the Anchor Club of Abaco Central High School. They were chartered with 20 members. Officers include president Lakeisha Douglas, presidentelect Antonise Nicholas, treasurer Sasha Williams, secretary Alexis Sawyer and chaplin Temeka Cooper. The advisor for the club is Ms. Fontella Rolle assisted by Mrs. Zally Chu. The charter ceremony was held at Mackerels Restaurant and was attended by visiting governor-elect Ethlyn Morley, visiting president of the Pilot Club of Nassau, Ms. Rohda Bullard Stamp and other Pilot members and Anchor member from our evening Anchor Club. 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.Pilot International President, Mrs. Sharon Slusher, is shown on the left presenting the charter to President of Pilot Club of South Abaco, Mrs. Claudia Pinder, on the right.

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Page 12 The Abaconian June 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 Furniture CALL/FAX 365-8749 Bottle Water quality water from your own faucet for less than35 per gallon No more bottles to carry No more 5 gallon bottles to refill Reverse Osmosis w/UV Light Systemsfrom$995 (installed) 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 Central Abaco NewsModel Search UnderwayBy Anita Rolle Why not get paid for your beauty? Fame Productions has announced that it is on the lookout for a Splash Trader Cover Girl. Splash Trader magazine, the brainchild of Fame operator and owner Angelique Rollins, is scheduled to be launched this summer. The magazine will be a trade magazine specializing in Classified Ads while the cover will feature local Bahamian models ages 6 to 40 years old. The winner of the first Cover Girl Model Search will receive $400 in prize money in the adult category and $200 in the childrens category, the final competition being held in the form of a pageant in August 2002. All entry forms should be accompanied by a five by seven full shot colour photo and an entrance fee of $35 for children and $45 for adults. Sponsors are also being invited to become a part of this great event. Applications and any further information may be obtained at Fame Productions Studio, upstairs in the Dove Plaza Suite 202. Deadline for applications is June 28, 2002.Cherokee AirBy Alice Bain Cherokee Air has leased a 19-seat Beechcraft 1900 aircraft from BH Travel Center in Nassau and is planning to establish non-scheduled routes between Nassau, Marsh Harbour and Freeport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Bahamian government has recently been relaxing Bahamasairs monopoly on scheduled routes within the Bahamas and many charter companies are maneuvering themselves to take advantage of this. The Beechcraft can carry a ton of luggage, said Faron Sawyer of Cherokee Air, Its a really nice plane. Cherokee Air pilots will be training for certification on the new airplane. Until then the Beechcraft will remain based out of Nassau. In the future, Cherokee will be running this service from Marsh Harbour, and BH Travel will continue its service from Nassau to Long Island, Deadmans Cay and Haiti. The partnership will allow the two companies to provide more reliable service along all of their routes. Rates on Cherokee Airs new service from Marsh Harbour to both Nassau and Freeport are $95 one way and $160 round trip.Bible Book Store OpensBy Isobel Sherman Inspirational House, a store specializing in Bibles, church and Sunday School supplies has opened in the Colina Insurance Building on Don MacKay Blvd. It is owned by Tanya Newbold. Advertise in The AbaconianOne of the attractions at the recent Anglican Church fair was a bouncing castle for children. Other games and competitions entertained the crowd. The diocese of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church of Marsh Harbour and St. Marks Anglican Church of Sandy Point held a joint fund raising fair in Marsh Harbour on June 1. A DJ with popular music and a variety of games and fun activities entertained while food booths kept the crowd happy.

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June 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 13 A True Bahamian Dining ExperienceCoconut Grouper Cracked Conch Crawfish Surf N Turf & More Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages ServedCome and Try Katies SpecialOpen Mon. Tue. W ed. Fri. Sat. 8am 3pm & 6pm 9pm Open Thu. 8am 3pm Sun. 10am 3pm & 6pm 9pmLocated in Memorial Plaza Phone: (242) 367-4657 Located in Dove Plaza Marsh HarbourTel: 367-2424Store Hours: Mon Fri 9 5:30 Sat 9 5Happy Fathers Day Congratulations Grads and Dads GREAT GIFTS IDEAS FOR DADS AND GRADSout in full force to jam with Bahamian singing sensations K.B. and Terez Hepburn, who awed the crowd with Bahamian music exactly the way it should be done! The cultural show on Saturday night, of course, would not have been complete without the antics of Mr. Austin Mills and Company. DJ Tyrone T made history as he commentated his very first basketball game! Anyone whos ever had contact with this DJ got exactly what we expected endless hilarious shenanigans throughout the entire game! Its hard to decide which drew the most attention and laughs the uncalled fouls on the basketball court or Tyrone Ts capers on the microphone! On Sunday night entertainment came in the form of a gospelLA Home Coming a Resounding Successconcert featuring church groups from the Little Abaco area. Everything Bahamian was available for eats. For the sweet tooth there was guava duff, cakes and other delightful treats. Scrumptious meals included the traditional fish, chicken and sides. Probably the most popular stall by far was serving delicious conch salad, grilled conch and chicken among other items. And who said men cant handle themselves in the kitchen? Thanks to the guys at this stall representing the Little Abaco Mens Fellowship, my appetite was sated ALL DAY LONG. Congratulations to Lonikea McIntosh, winner of the Miss Home Coming Pageant and her court which included Clayshaun Brown first runner up, Jonikia Pierre second runner up, Onasha Parker third runner up and Home ComingFrom Page 1 The Little Abaco Home Coming held on June 7-9 included a contest to choose Miss Home Coming. Shown above is Clayshaun Brown, first runner-up in the contest. Kendace McIntosh fourth runner up; to the basketball teams who showed true comradery proving that its not all about winning, its about having a great time. Hats off to the Little Abaco Homecoming Association for organizing a great weekend. Those of you who missed it, start planning for next year nothing beats good food, great folks and tons of fun! A basketball tournament was one of the activities organized at the Little Abaco Home Coming on June 7-9. The events were held in Fox Town.

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Page 14 The Abaconian June 15th, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Super Values & Summer Savings atSAWYERS MARKETLocated in Sawyer s Building off Don MacKay Blvd.Tel: (242) 367-2044/5 Fax: (242) 367-2059 FULL LINE OF GROCERIES Frozen Meats in Family Packs Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand Names Wide Convenient Isles Butcher for Custom Cuts Convenient ParkingOpen 7 a.m. 9 p.m. Monday thru Saturday 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Sunday Freight Dock Construction ContinuesConstruction of the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour continues. American Bridge, the US-based contractor in charge of the work, is staying on schedule with the work of building a new dock, freight warehouses and offices and dredging a new channel out to deep water. Shown above is the view of the land fill forming the new area of dock. The seawall is heavy steel sheet piling capped with concrete. The capping is being completed in segments. The foreground is the present freight dock and warehouse. Beyond that on the left, just over the roof of the old warehouse, is the foundation for the new warehouse for domestic freight. This present warehouse will be removed. The new international warehouse building will be built in the central area, not yet filled in. This shows the current status of the buildings being constructed by American Bridge at the new dock. In the foreground men are working on the foundation of the warehouse for domestic freight. In the background is the port administration building with offices for customs, brokers and freight companies. The fill under that building came from the site of a new road joining Crockett Drive with S.C. Bootle Highway. The road area had to be excavated and the rock from that area was hard. Much of the material being dredged from the channel is muck which is not being used for fill as it is not stable. A large new warehouse will be constructed for international freight in the area still not filled.

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June 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 15 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 Y OU PLAN Y OUR NEXT TRIP Our new GYM is NOW OPEN2000 sq. ft of airconditioned comfort Includes 550 sq. ft. aerobic & yoga floor Yoga classes Free weights Strength stations Instructor-led classes Cardio-vascular units Experienced staff and instructorsSpecial Summer Rate$59 per monthJune, July & August (Normally $65)SAVE MOREwhen enrolling for all three monthsOnly $49 per monthOpen 6 Days a Week Closed Sunday Mon Fri 6 am 8 pm Saturday 6 am 2 pmCall 367-5939 Today Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour Cyber Learning CenterThree Summer ProgramsProgram A Tutoring Games Computers$30 per week 9 12 am or 1 4 pmProgram B Tutoring Computers Dance & Swimming$50 per week 9 12 am or 1 4 pmProgram C Tutoring Computers Dance Tennis Golf Swimming$75 per week 9 5For children ages 4 16 June 24 August 2 Above the Chemist Shoppe in Marsh Harbour Call 367-5755 or 5757 for details 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" A cement bucket held by a crane is used to place cement exactly where needed. Here the men are pouring the floor for the 3,600 square foot warehouse for domestic freight. When the new dock and warehouses are completed, American Bridge will remove the present building and repair the current dock. They were constructed in the mid-1960s when the channel was first dredged. The new dock will provide three roll-on, roll-off ramps and 700 feet of dock frontage including the present dock. A ferry dock is also under construction to the west of the large dock which will accommodate ferry boats for Guana Cay and Scotland Cay. A large parking area for commuters will relieve the some of the congestion at Conch Inn where the Guana Cay ferries now dock.Dock Work Progresses in Several AreasBy Anita Rolle The Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation has implemented an Integrated Customer Management System (ICMS) Customer Service Billing System. Vice President of Marketing Mr. Alfred Phillips stated that the new system allows Customer Service Representatives to work more closely with customer requests and inquiries. Customers will now receive one bill for all services with the exception of Batelnet charges. This will result in customers receiving a more detailed bill in a more timely fashion. Also introduced is a new Customer Reference Number. The number will replace the use of your current name and telephone number as a reference. New billing periods have also been introduced. There are now four separate billing periods per month. The total number of customers have been divided into four groups. One group is billed week number one, one group week number two and so on. This allows for a spread out in the mailing of customers bills and results in fewer lines at the cashiers counters. So far there have been few glitches and the transition has been relatively smooth.Batelco Introduces New Billing System

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June 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 17Home Coming Includes First RegattaTerminator 10 Legal Weapon 9 Chaser 7 Craze Partner 4 Miss Judy 4 The Sandy Point Improvement Association and the Sandy Point Homecoming and Regatta Committee worked together to make the event a success. The Improvement Association has a Nassau Branch which helps greatly with publicity, fund raising and logistical support. Administrator Everette Hart assisted the committee in planning the event along with Bruce Lightbourne, Treasurer of the Home Coming and Regatta Committee. Sandy Point was competing with other communities staging events over the long Labour Day weekend. Little Abaco held a home coming in Fox Town, a 110 mile drive to the north. Further away, Andros was holding a Crab Festival and Eleuthera was holding a Pineapple festival. Some of the entertainment was not planned such as several planes flying low over the beach. Such tactics were not appreciated by many of the party goers. Home ComingFrom Page 16 A beautiful beach, lovely weather, many popular games and competitions, lots of music and good food all came together to make the Sandy Point Home Coming a great weekend festival. People of all ages enjoyed the long holiday weekend. 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

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Page 18 The Abaconian June 15th, 2002 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 July 2002 By Alice Bain Following in the long-standing and wellrespected tradition of media alarmism, I feel I must educate the Abaconian public-at-large about the devastating possibilities provided by global warming and the disintegration of the Antarctic ice shelves. As you may or may not be aware, there have been several peripheral reports this year about record-breaking icebergs forming off the Waddell Sea in Antarctica. The culprit is the Larsen B Ice Shelfa web of ice about 700 feet thick that until recently extended to the eastern side of the Antarctic peninsula which reaches north towards Cape Horn and the Straits of Magellan. Scientists have been tracking a warming trend on the peninsula since the 1940s and were aware of fissures forming in the Larsen shelf as early as 1997. They were not prepared, however, for 60 percent of the ice shelf to simply break off and float away in the space of three months earlier this year. Seven hundred twenty billion tons of ice was liberated from the continentwhich is enough to fill 290 TRILLION five-pound ice bags. At $3.50 for a bag of ice at any food store on Abaco that comes to $1.015 quadrillion worth of frozen fresh water, just floating around and melting. Its a crime against Capitalism, but I digress. The demise of the Larsen shelf is interesting from a scientific standpoint, but not particularly worrisome since the ice that broke off was floating in the sea anyway and will not displace any more water than it did back when it was attached to the land. The truly disturbing possibility is that the same thing might happen to the massive Ross Ice Shelf on the side of the continent that faces the Pacific Ocean. The Ross is about the same size as Mexico, and its main benefit is to hold back the miles-thick glaciers poised on top of the Antarctic continent. Without this ice shelf, these glaciers would flow into the Ross Sea at a much accelerated pace, dumping enough ice into the worlds oceans to raise global sea levels by FIFTEEN FEET. This would be enough to swamp most areas of Abaco, turning it into a broken chain of smaller islands as the marls and most of the southern side would sink beneath the sea, leaving only the ridges that extend to the north and south of Marsh Harbour above the water line. High Rocks would be fine, but Little Orchard residents would have to swim. Incidentally, New York City, New Orleans, most of the Gulf Coast of Texas, most of the state of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas up to the Piedmont area, Washington D.C. and Boston would also be flooded, not to mention vast areas of every other continent on Earth. However, good citizens of Abaco need not reach for the gopher-wood and bitumen just yet. Other data indicates that in West Antarctica (where the Ross and Ronne Ice Shelves are located) the ice sheets are actually getting thicker and the temperatures in that area are actually COOLER than they used to be. In fact, the only area of the Antarctic that has shown any definitive warming trend is the peninsula, and it is generally agreed that more studies need to be conducted before anything coherent can really be said about the situation. And so, once again, I must conclude that on a day-to-day basis, the continued absence of a TRAFFIC LIGHT at the B & D corner poses more danger to the average Abaconian than the possible disintegration of Antarctic ice shelves. Scientists are now able to determine which ice shelves have become unstable and are in danger of collapsing, but only a psychic with gifts of the highest order would be able to predict the behavior of any single car approaching that intersection.ViewpointThe Worrisome Fears of Antarctica Abaco Tug & TransportTug & Barge Work Available for Charters Sand & Rock Deliveries Cont ainer & 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

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June 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 19 A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Complete Grocery Line Choice Meats Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand NamesTreasure Cay Shopping Center Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 365-8350 Fax: (242) 365-8352 Open 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru SaturdayWe may be small but we carry it all!FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE WE CARRY TREASURE CAY mini-market mini-market www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & dinnerPig Roast Every Sunday 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.Abaco Hosts Softball GamesBy Anita Rolle The Abaco Softball Association hosted the Grand Bahama Softball Association to a day full of fun and competition on June 1. A slate of games was scheduled to be held on May 31 in Man-O-War. However, due to rain all games were played in Coopers Town on June 1. Most Valuable Player for the day was 2nd Baseman Ken Gardiner; hitter of the day was William Weatherford; pitcher of the day with two wins, one save, giving up five runs and striking out twenty-seven was Freddy Skipper Cornish. Big surprise of the day saw the D & S Young Guns winning their first two games in three years! Teams participating included the D & S Young Guns of Coopers Town, the Joes Generals of Coopers Town, the Texaco Pirates of Man-O-War, the Lexus Knights, Logwood Road Panthers and Coco Cola Reds all from Freeport. Stats for the day were as follows: D & S Young Guns 19 vs Lexus Knights 14 winning pitcher Tyrone Reckley Logwood Road Panthers 8 vs Joes Generals 7 winning pitcher Charles Jones D & S Young Guns 7 vs Coca Cola Reds 6 winning pitcher Joshua Rolle Joe Generals 13 vs Lexus Knights 3 winning pitcher Daron Lightbourne Texaco Pirates 7 vs Logwood Panthers 5 winning pitcher William Weatherford Texaco Pirates 13 vs Coca Cola Reds 1 winning pitcher Freddy Skipper Cornish Joe Generals 12 vs Coca Cola Reds 2 winning pitcher Oscar Rolle Texaco Pirates 8 vs Lexus Knights 1 winning pitcher Freddy Skipper Cornish Sports NewsThe Dundas Town Burial Society held a fund raising dinner on June 7. Abaco people traditionally enjoy the long Labour Day weekend and plan many activities and parties from one end of the island to the other. Great music and good food are always popular.Burial Society Has Fund Raiser Business Establishment SurveyThe Department of Statistics is conducting its Annual Business Establishment Survey from April 15th until the end of September. The Survey requires that businesses and institutions provide the following information:Number of employees Wages & Salaries Annual hours worked Revenues & Expenditures Depreciation & AcquisitionThe data generated from the survey is used to measure each sectors contribution of national output, and to provide information essential to the estimation of national income and gross domestic product to The Bahamas. So if you are invovled in the production of goods and services, you can help contribute to our national income by completing the Annual Business Establishment Survey questionnaire accurately and in a timely fashion.All Survey questionnaires should be returned to the Department of Statistics. Department of Statistics Clarence A. Bain Bldg. P.O. Box N-3904 Nassau, Bahamas Tel: 325-5606Fax: 325-5149 Help your sector and our nation s progress 1 2 5 3 4

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Inquire about our Resort Course. Safe, easy, fun and fast!SCUBA and snorkeling trips Full Service Dive Centers Equipment rentals Instruction Island T ours & Sunset Cruises Private Charters Resort Boutiques, Gifts & SouvenirsDIVE ABACO!Abaco Beach Resort 242 Conch Inn Resort 242 dive@diveabaco.com www.diveabaco.comBy Alice Bain Frank Rivera and Jaime Collazo from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service division of International Conservation visited Abaco with assistants Caroline Stahala and Wendy Moore to help launch an effort to gather data on the Abaco Parrot. We got a request two years ago from Eric Carey of the Bahamas Department of Agriculture who had been informed by locals that raccoons had been introduced to Abaco and were probably increasing in number and becoming more widespread, said Frank, and that this involved a possible risk to the Abaco parrot. These parrots are ground nesters, and the raccoons could easily start preying on them. So we decided to get involved. The two men came to Abaco last year to learn about the local habitat and to meet the Abaconian people. At that time they started developing the idea of a project to understand the population of the Abaco parrot. The last population estimate of these birds was conducted in the 1980s, and biologists need more up-to-date numbers. We also need to determine which predator are taking chicks and eggs, continued Frank. Possible predators include raccoons, feral cats, rats, snakes and land crabs. Were still in the developmental phase, Frank asserted. Were here to conduct preliminary surveys to estimate density and population size to create a data baseline for the design of phase I of the project. Phase I will run from February of 2003 to November of that year and will be an even more intense information-gathering effort in which the entire set of environmental influences to the Abaco parrot will be studied in depth. This may involve placing remote cameras to monitor nests or putting radio transmitting collars on parrots to monitor their movements. All of this will be done as unobtrusively as possible to maintain theStudy of Abaco Parrots Is Discussedvalidity of the data. In the second phase of the project the biologists will use this data to determine which exotic predators are posing the biggest threat to the Abaco parrot and will make recommendations of ways in which to best protect the population of parrots. Control and removal of exotic predators is very expensive and requires a lot of effort but the biologists will help secure funding for this if it is needed. Our recommendations cannot be premature, Frank insisted. We need to fully understand the impact that predators like the raccoon can create. Otherwise efforts to control predators may become an expensive impropriety. Frank Rivera wants to stress that this is a joint venture between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and local Abaconians. They have already worked with several local agencies and individuals and presented a project overview to the combined memberships of the Rotary Club and the Abaco Chamber of Commerce. Michael Albury has been very helpful in finding matching funds for this project, and Anita Knowles has been active in securing the commitment of local organizations. The control of this long-term project will remain with Abaconians as we strive to protect our environment and the Abaco parrot. 1st AnnualHook n Line TournamentNeeded: Donations, p articipants and sponsersEntrance donation of $500 is asked per boatCharity EventFishing: July 5th & 6thBanquet: July 7th WW WW W eigh Stations Located: eigh Stations Located: eigh Stations Located: eigh Stations Located: eigh Stations Located:Marsh Harbour: Jerry Smith & Jed Albury Cherokee Sound: T erry Albury Treasure Cay: Jeff SurvanceFor more info & entry forms contact:Mike Malone: 357-6510 or Chad Sawyer: 359-6707 Jib Room, Marsh Harbour Marina 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 A study will be undertaken to determine the status of the Abaco parrot. Many factors can impact negatively on this native species which is unique in the way it makes its nest in holes in the ground.

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June 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 21 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept.367-2000 Hope Town V olunteer Fire Dept. VHF Ch 16 Trauma One Ambulan ce Service 367-2911 Dundas T own 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 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Abaco Beach Hotel through Wallys ...................$ 2.00 + $2 Jib Room .............................................................$ 5.00 + $2 Stop Light or Dove Plaza ....................................$ 6.00 + $3 Government Freight Dock ..................................$ 7.00 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance ................$ 9.00 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour No children under three years to be charged. Uncaged pets will be charged as passengers Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf Boards $3.00 ea. Between Northern Abaco Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star, or Moxy ................ $14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors .................................. $10 + $5 Sand Banks .......................................................... $20 + $5 Joes Creek .......................................................... $35 + $5 Black Wood .......................................................... $14 + $5 Fire Road .............................................................. $25 + $5 Coopers Town ...................................................... $30 + $5 Cedar Harbour...................................................... $45 + $5 Wood Cay............................................................. $50 + $5 Mount Hope ......................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town .............................................................. $60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven .......................... $65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round T rip................................... $85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour .................................... $55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joes Creek ......................................... $25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ........................................... $16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey .................................................. $10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks...................................................$7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T .C. Airport Add $10 Waiting Time $12 Per Hour Air Lines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau & Moores Island ................... 367-2266 Air 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 Golden Airlines Ft. Lauderdale .................... 954-359-8020 Island Express Ft Lauderdale ........................... 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 ...............45 ......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club .....32...... F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.1 5.............. 365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Serv ice10......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 T own 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 Customs at Walkers Cay, Spanish Cay, Green T urtle 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 T urtle 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 Center ..................... 367-4646 Hope Town Daves Dive Shop .................................. 366-0029 Froggies ................................................ 366-0024 Treasure Cay Treasure Divers ..................................... 365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures ....................... 365-8111 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Shop..............................365-4411 Green Turtle Divers............................... 365-4271Guana Cay Dive Shop ................... 365-5178Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop ................... 365-6013 Rentals Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals .............................. 367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals .......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, 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 T urtle 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 W ays 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 Rental s............... 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 Cass Carts ........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals ......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat 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 Abaco Beach Dive Center................. 367-4646 Dive Abaco ........................................367-2787 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 7:15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm24 5:30 Hope T. to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am 9:45 1 1:30 1:30 pm 34 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip 10:30 am 12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:30 Man-O-W ar to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am11:30 (M-Sat) 1:30 pm 3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 30 minute trip :45 am10:151:15 pm 3:305:30 Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour 30 minute trip 8 am11:30 2:30 pm 4:45Fare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $ 8/$12 Children $4/$6 Charters any time Phone 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries leave from Crossing Beach Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries leave from Conch Inn Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from Union Jack DockGreen Turtle FerryGreen Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t Daily 8 am 9 11 12:15pm 1:303 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay Daily 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult fare $7 (Children $3) Round trip $11 Additional to some destinations Charter any time Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Channel 16Abaco AdventuresTreasure Cay to Guana Cay Wed & Sat 10 am, return 5 pm $25 Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sun 11, 12:30, 4, return 11:45, 3 & 5 Treasure C. to Man-O-War & Hope T Thur 10 am, return3:30 $35Charters available Phone 365-8749 VHF Channel 16Pinders Ferry Service Connects Abaco & Grand Bahama Approximately 1 hour trip Crown Haven to McLeans Town Daily 7:30 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $30 one way For information call Grand Bahama 353-3093 or Abaco 365-2356 Bus service to and from Freeport at McLeans T own AND bus service to and from Marsh Harbour at Crown Haven. Rental automobiles at both terminals. 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 Transport ation Rest aurant 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 Plac e.......................$ .....+....367-3796 Sapodill.........................$$$ ............. 367-2498 Sharkees..........................$ .....+....367-3535 Snack Shack....................$ .....+....367-4005 Subway ..............................................367-2798 Wallys ........................... $$$............. 367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn............... $............. 367-2022 Murphy Town Lazy Parrot SC Bootle Hwy367-5331 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 ...............$$$ ............. 365-5137 Orchard Bay Treasure Cay Florences Cafe ................$ Harbour Cafe.................... $............. 365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$ ............. 365-8648 Island Boil & Sports Bar ..$$ ............. 365-8849 Spinnaker Restaurant... $$$............. 365-8469 Touch of Class ..............$$$ ............. 365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green T urtle Cay Bluff House.... ...............$$$ ............. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro........... $$............. 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 22 The Abaconian June 15th, 2002 Brand PartsHardware & Fastenersfor Homeowners and ContractorsPlumbing Supplies Water HeatersYour largest choice of economical Gas AppliancesAt the traffic light in Marsh Harbour Paints Donna Sands, Agent forReal Estate andRental Cottages Waterfront or Hilltop Homes and Lots for Sale Home Fun in the Sun Go Fishing or Diving Explore the Islands Discover our BeachesGolf Cart & Bike RentalsTel: 365-5195 VHF 16 Young LoversOn Great Guana CayBetween the Deep Blue Ocean and the Turquoise Sea of Abaco Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 3 bath 15 ft. wide slip$266,000 Phase II 3 bed / 3 bath 12 ft. wide slip $266,000 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg. 3 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip$182,000 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip$194,000 Bldg 4 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip $194,000 Bldg 5 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip $194,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Garden/Pool View 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 1 bed / 1 bath duplex, excellent rental potential $181,500 Garden villa 2 bed / 2 bath extra features Starting at $157,300 APARTMENTS Rock Point four-plex, 2 storey CBS apartment building, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 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 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 Seaductress/ Harbours Edge Modern CBS 3 bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, 80 ft., full serviced dock, 2 car garage including two vehicles. Exceptional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. MOTIVATED SELLER $1,200,000 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 / kitchen$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 Front beginning 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.For further details and pictures visit our web page at treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.net Member SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD OFF THE MARKET SOLDMorgan Turnquest, 53, passed away on May 29. His funeral was on June 5 at the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel. Pastor David Cartwright officiated assisted by Bro Gurth Roberts, Dr. Edward Allen and Pastor Tom Roberts. Mr. Turnquest, originally from Long Island, had lived on Abaco for many years and worked for Bahamasair for 15 years. He is survived by his mother Cora Turnquest; sons Dwight and Michael; daughters Margo Harding and Tawan Turnquest; sisters Angela Wells, Rovena Cornish and Blanche Turnquest; aunts Beatrice Miller, Olivia Dames and Justina Fox; uncle Henry Burrows; son-in-law Gerard Darville; brothers-in-law Pastor Lernis Cornish and Harold Wells; sistersin-law Ida and Pamela Turnquest; grandchildren and many other friends and relatives. The funeral for Vernal Russell, 59, of Crown Haven was held at the St. Annes Anglican Church in Crown Haven on June 1. Rev. Fr. Kenneth MacKenzie officiated. Interment was in the Crown Haven Public Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Mavis Russell; sons Vincent, Laver and Demetrius Russell; daughters Barbara, Juanita, Carmel, Julie, Zulieter and Sharice Russell; grandchildren; a great grandchild; mother Evelyn Russell; sisters Pearl Clay and Florence Thompson; brothers Ralph Russell and Ednal McIntosh; brothers-in-law Hermis, Hayward and Arnold Thomas, Roland McIntosh, Jerry and Henry Russell; sisters-in-law Sylvia Stuart, Althea Lightbourne, Sandra Johnson; Evelyn and Olive Russell; neices, nephew and other relatives and friends. The funeral for Harcourt Rodney Rusty Bethel was in Nassau on May 30. Mr. Bethel was originally from Cherokee and was very well known by many on Abaco. He is survived by his wife Kathleen Bethel; daughter Sheila Ashton; son-in-law Peter Ashton; daughter-in-law Angelita Bethel; grandchildren and many friends. Mr. Morgan Turnquest Advertise in The AbaconianObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies of Fies of F ies of Fies of F ies of F amilamil amilamil amil y and Fy and F y and Fy and F y and F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iends

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June 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 23 P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamas Phone:(242) 365-8061 Ocean Front Lot: Ocean Blvd. Almost 2 acres with 150 feet of frontage. Cleared and ready to build. Price: $850,000 (includes all fees) 126 acres development parcel with private beach and marina. Price available on request. 2 bedroom 2 bath beach front villa in a private setting. Price: $550,000 (includes all fees) Windward Beach: 2 bedroom 2 bath plus 2 car garage with 100 feet of frontage. Price: $850,000 (includes all fees) Canal Lots and Interior Lots Condominiums and Private Homes Real Estate No expense has been spared in creating a true tropical masterpiece of unparalled beauty. Soaring 20 foot ceilings, marble flooring, custom built-ins and crown moldings, mahogany library, gourmet kitchen, sunken living room with marble fireplace, family room with large screen TV, designer furnishing by Ralph Lauren, Lalique crystal and one-of-a-kind art work. Master suite with marble bath and his and her commodes. Four bedrooms, three and one-half baths in main house and a twobedroom two-bath guest house, situated on four lots of two and one-half acres with over 400 feet of ocean frontage facing west for glorious sunsets.Price: $6.2 million (includes all fees) Stunning beauty created by noted Bahamian architect John Darville with high wooden ceilings and shell stone flooring. Professionally landscaped and fully furnished. 4 bedrooms and 4 baths situated on two ocean front lots comprising almost 4 acres with 300 feet of frontage. Also included is a caretakers cottage facing east for gentle breezes and magnificent sunrises. Visit our website at: www.billhertz.comHope House is the vision of Mrs. Gracie Knowles as she realized the many needy persons living in our communities. She began in 1999 with a ministry of taking food to needy persons. She has regularly provided food for people from Murphy Town to Sandy Point, even to Moores Island. She wants to minister to the whole person. Mrs. Knowles is now expanding that ministry to provide recreational facilities for young persons. She has just opened a remodeled building which has a recreational area, a snack area and a counseling room. She wants young people to feel free to enjoy time there. On June 8 Mrs. Knowles had an official opening of her new facility. The ceremony began with a ribbon cutting which was done by Little Miss Abaco, Antonio Wright, and Little Junior Miss Abaco, Briana Russell. A service followed which featured the band and singers from Grace Baptist Church in Dundas Town. The guest speaker was Rev. Ed Watson from the Trinity Assembly Church in Nassau. Her work is supported by a wide variety of churches, individuals and businesses of the area which realize that she is providing a valuable service to many people who need assistance, whether it is physical, spiritual or emotional. When this concept is well established, she plans to move to Nassau to begin a similar work there.Second Phase of Hope House OpensBriana Russell, crowned last fall as Little Junior Miss Abaco, on the left and Antonio Wright, crowned as Little Miss Abaco were selected to cut the ribbon officially opening Hope House. Hope House is Mrs. Gracie Knowles vision to help those in the community with a wide variety of problems. Hope House is now a reality, a place open for all young people to enjoy recreation in an atmosphere free of drugs and alcohol. Snacks will be available and a variety of games and activities will be offered. The center is non-demoninational but is supported by a number of churches and businesses. Mrs. Gracie Knowles, founder, wants to give young people a place where they can hang out and be with friends, yet be in a wholesome atmosphere.

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Page 24 The Abaconian June 15th, 2002 ELBOW CAY & HOPE TOWNKerry SullivanTel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164Email: kerry@abacoinet.comMARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOURLeslie 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: 242-367-5045E-mail: Leslie.P .abacoinet.com Sharonabacoinet.comRegattas of Abaco New, fully furnished 2 bed 2 bath condo with pool, tennis court, fitness centre and beautiful beach. On site rental management available. Ideal holiday aprtment in convenient location. Asking $280,000 Also available ground floor condo, ready to move in. $199,000 unfurnished Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores water front 3 bed, 2 bath fully furnished 3200 sq. ft home is well situated on 225 x 165 enclosed lot. This property features a boat house, central A/C, new kitchen, tropical landscaping, standby generator, 2 car garage, roll down shutters and cedar lined closets this house has it all. Call for info. Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores elevated water front lot in very desirable residential area minutes from downtown Marsh Harbour, all utilities available, 100 on the sea. Asking $110,000 Bahama Palm Shores Two residential lots 150 from the beach, great sea views. Asking price $42,500 Marsh Harbour High Rock Area Charming and well kept 3 bed 2 bath 1700 sq. ft. home on 124 x 125 enclosed lot. W ith all modern conveninces this house features a family room, tiled floors, new kitchen, large master bedroom, heated swimming pool and sundecks. Central A/C, tropical Hope Town Bellfree North End turn key 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage on 2/3 acre of land. Beautiful views of the Sea of Abaco. Water on west and south boundaries. Plans for main house to be built on the point. Aluminum sea wall and private deep water dock with 50 amp. service for serious boaters. Includes new 20 Albury Bros. boat, 13 Whaler and golf cart. $1,180,000 Lubbers Quarters Plum Tuckered Quality built, 1000 sq. ft. 2 bed 2 bath home, 2 years old, located on 1/3 acre in Abaco Ocean Club. Turnkey with all the extras. $330,000 Lubbers Quarters Abaco Ocean Club, lot #65. 12,326 sq. ft. beautiful hillside building site. $55,000 Elbow Cay Oceanview 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom beach front home with 3/4 acres of land. Architecturally well thought out. 2500 sq. ft. with ocean view from living room and all bedrooms. Large deck on 3 sides. Located on one of the best beaches on Elbow Cay. Very private and fully landscaped. Separate generator house with Lister generator. Garage under house with new golf cart. Fully furnished. $1,425 million Hope Town just under 1/2 acre building site on Elbow Cays North End. Lovely Wooded area. Two minute walk to sandy beach. Hope Town Club Soliel hotel, restaurant, marina on 1.75 acres, 320 linear feet on harbour front. Two storey, 6 unit hotel building (960 sq. ft) swimming pool, sunbathing decks. The restaruant is 2388 sq. ft., seats 68 patrons with fully equipped kitchen. Marina includes 600 linear feet of docks, 13 slips. Additional storage, office, laundry buildings and 1500 sq. ft. managers residence. $2,990,000www.damianos.com MARSH HARBOUR LISTINGS LUBBERS QUAR TERS LISTINGS Call Kerry Sullivan 242-366-0040 for Elbow Cay, Tilloo & Lubbers Quarters listings landscaping and standby generator. Call for info. Marsh Harbour triplex comprising (2) 1 bed x 1 bath apartments and (1) 2 bed x 2 bath apartment, furnished, central air, good income. Call for info Marsh Harbour The Crossing lot to the sea 22,972 sq. ft. Great views. Call for info Marsh Harbour Don MacKay Boulevard on the hill, 3 bed x 2 bath furnished / central air, closed-in patio, separate laundry room. $165.000 Fast Food Restaurant situated in downtown Marsh Harbour. Excellent location, reasonable business hours, great return on investment. Call for further information. Call Leslie or Sharon Pinder 242-367-5045 for Marsh Harbour listings above Tilloo Cay Choice property with excellent views and deep water access, some water front. Starting at $75,000 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 Rep airs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury, Owner/Manager Twelve persons attended the Bahamas Farmers Association meeting May 28 in the Marsh Harbour Court Room. It concluded with the desire to make a statement of their major concerns for presentation to the Minister of Agriculture. Mr. John Hedden made reference to a government land resource study made in the mid-1970s and rarely brought to the publics attention. It studied soils, water resources, weather and other geologic and environmental issues. The report then gave recommendations for optimum land uses including tourism, crop and livestock farming, manufacturing and other uses. Mr. Hedden suggested that this report be reconsidered and be used to form zoning guidelines for efficient agricultural land use. A common complaint was that farmers do not get documents on their leased land. It was stressed that realistic lease conditions should be imposed and guidelines followed to ensure the land is used as intended. Broad issues were discussed to be brought to the Ministers attention including: Environmental issues as agricultural interests can be harmful to other land uses. Scholarship and educational programs which now absorb graduating students into the government sector. It was suggested that these students should be encouraged to use their new knowledge in the private sector which is where production and revenues are generated. The need for government to work closer with agricultural interests in forming policies and programs. Labour availability was discussed without any firm conclusion but it was a major issue which the farmers felt needed to be addressed. This includes migrant labour, both legal and illegal, and new wage laws which do not lend themselves to farm production. The farmers wanted more help from the Ministry in the form of education and extension services. Farmers need help with crop suitability, water management and agricultural chemical and fertilizer handling and use. They want help with farm management, record keeping, import/export rules, marketing and other issues. Government help was requested for transportation of crops to Nassau markets. Mail boat service must be more reliable and provide for refrigerated cargo if the Out Islands are to supply Nassau with quality produce. Assistance may be needed for marketing and transportation to Florida markets. Storage, processing and packing facili-Farmers Make Recommendations to Govt. Please see Farmers Page 25 ELBOW CAY LISTINGS TILLOO CAY LISTINGS 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

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June 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 25ties will be needed if the industry is to make commercial progress. Standards in grading and packing need to be implemented, particularly if the export market is attempted. It was felt that serious agriculture development could occur on Abaco as well as Andros and Grand Bahama as these three islands have ample land and ground water. It was repeatedly stressed that the cooperative movement offers many advantages to both small and large farmers. Cooperative incentives include duty concessions, financing and channels to international credit. Many of the suggestions do not require government funding. Some can be implemented with a shift of priorities using existing government staff and improving efficiency within the Ministry. Mr. Pat Bethel chaired the meeting and joined Mr. Hedden in presenting relevant facts and statistics. FarmersFrom Page 24 BUCKLE UP! ITs TheITs The ITs TheITs The ITs The LL LL L AA AA A WW WW W OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERER ERER ER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIESOn 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. Water front on Inner White Sound. 1/2 acre and up. Starting at $78,650 One-third acre on Atlantic Ocean beach. 66 frontage. $183,000White 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 $670,000Quiet waterfront: Furnished two bed, two bath with views of Black Sound. Use of shared private 100 dock. 1/3 acre. $335,000 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/oceanblu Bluff Harbour: Two water front lots 140' total frontage. Dock site.Gorgeous views $430,000Inner White Sound: Two bedroom suites; 3 bath: Kit/liv/dining fully furnished villa on water. In pristine condition. Good rental income. $275,000 Four unit income producing 2 bed 1 bath apartment complex. Fully furnished. Water views. Dock. Laundry. Two years old $700,000 plus closing Three-fifths 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. $775,500On Munjack Cay: 10 acres. Dock. 320 on Sea of Abaco. Good elevation $300,00 0 One-quarter acre on beach, 125 frontage $183,000Little Ambrigris Cay: 10 acres with good elevation and beach. $515,000Sales, Rentals and Property Management Marsh Harbour Town Committee 5 Jun 02 A summary will be made of the many unanswered letters sent to Council over the past three years. This summary will be presented at the final Council meeting in midJune requesting acknowledgment or a reply. Those Town Committee members attending Council were not aware that the letters had ever been brought up. Chairman Yvonne Key said Council may have $8000 or more as MarshHarbours share of remaining funds which must be used by June 30 or be returned to the Treasury. It was decided to use the money for reinstating the increase of the Spring City garbage contract which was cut when funds were cut two percent last fall. An outstanding water bill for the airport roundabout will be paid and remaining money will be used for sidewalk construction at several well traveled locations. A letter of consent will be given to Allen Lowe for transporting bulk Liquid Propane from the freight dock to his depot on Don MacKay Boulevard. He has been doing this for 40 years but the regulatory process now requires a multitude of permissions which have been granted.Local Government Committed toProgressCommitted toAbacoTimothy RobertsCandidate for Local Government Marsh Harbour Township

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Page 26 The Abaconian June 15th, 2002Sleep sweetly in your humble graves. These words of Henry Timrod come to mind as I watch the post-modern progress that has crept upon the graveyard of the Archer family. This graveyard, bordered by the sea to the northwest, was given specifically to the Archers and the general public out of a sense of grief and magnanimity. Henry Cuffy Johnsons child died in Man-O-War Cay where he was working. The inhabitants refused to allow his child to be buried in their burial ground. So with heavy grieving hearts, Henry and his wife brought the remains of their softly decaying child to be buried in his plot. Since then blacks and whites have rested in peace, soul by soul, in this sacred spot. In recent times, however, persons not knowing or caring about the history of this sacred memorial have interred the remains of their loved ones and have unceremoniously dumped the bones of those buried before on the sunbaked ground to be further bleached by the scorching sun. On earlier occasions while walking through this final resting place and gazing at the tall casuarinas and breathing in the fragrance of the many oleanders standing guard by the graves, I wished that I could talk to Cuffy Johnson. He was my great, great grandfather. My grandfather, George Archer, inherited his integrating spirit as well as a spirit of enterprise for George Archer built Abacos first amusement park and Disney Land. On the north side of the graveyard, still on Cuffy land, my grandfather and Uncle Jenkins built a merry-goround. On a Saturday afternoon the children of Marsh Harbour who wanted paid a penny or threepence for a ride. There will still be a merry-go-round as the tractors continue their incessant clamour, to be followed by trucks and trailers and all other meandering traffic. And we, the children and descendants of Henry Curry Johnson, will forever remember with pathos, magnanimity and thanksgiving the man who gave the graveyard to Marsh Harbour. He is resting from the cares and embarrassment of his colour and race. He has retreated to his Maker, who has given him the freedom to traverse all space. Nadeen BenebySeconds Count!Dear Editor Looking at my mother, Eloise Huff, with her rosy checks and cheery personality, its hard to imagine where we were just 48 hours earlier. Today my mother is in the ICU unit of Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach. Just two days earlier her vacation was cut short as we faced her mortality. Our journey began around 10 a.m. on Saturday morning when I heard my mothers congestion and suggested I take her to the doctor. I was afraid that her lung condition and the congestion could develop into pneumonia. Since she wasnt feeling well, she agreed to go and went to get dressed. I made arrangements to meet Dr. Marc Binard at his office. I walked into my mothers room to tell her everything was set and saw her rolling around on the bed in discomfort. My mother advised that she had never felt this bad and could not do it alone. We both agreed that I should call for help. I called the Hope Town Fire and Rescue and Andrew Wilhoyte provided Tito Baldwins number. As I called Tito, my mother quickly became very pale, cold and clammy and her breathing very laboured. In a matter of minutes my mother had gone from not feeling well to a serious situation. My neighbors, the Engles and Magees, quickly came to my aid. The next thing I knew the rescue team was putting my mother onto the stretcher, providing the necessary oxygen and transferring her to the boat with organized precision. Sirens blaring, my mother talking incoherently and struggling to breathe, we raced to Marsh Harbour. When we reached Alburys Ferry Dock, my mother was rapidly deteriorating, Tito made a critical decision to move on without the ambulance. A taxi driver, Patricia Cornish, volunteered to accommodate the stretcher and we raced for the clinic. Dr. Binard promptly assessed the critical state of my mothers condition. As he desperately tried to locate my mothers dancing veins, I watched in horror as she fought to hold on. Within seconds, I saw life leaving my mother, her color changed to purplish blue. She repeatedly requested to just let her go. I reassured my mother of her familys love for her as well as the Lords and told her to go in peace. I was saying good-bye to my beloved mother which is the hardest thing Ive ever had to do. At that moment, as quickly as she crashed, I witnessed life returning to my mother. Dr. Binard had administered a medication that slowed her heart rate down. I found out later that he spent 13 years working in the Emergency Room in a hospital in South Carolina with 90 percent of his cases being cardiology emergencies. Thanks to this experience he stock a particular drug. We Abaconians and visitors alike are most fortunate to have Dr. Binard and his knowledge serving in our community. My mother and I were most impressed with Dr. Binards vigilant attention he gave her. Faron Sawyer of Cherokee Air was willing to take us to Florida. Nurse Angie Collie watched over my mother throughout the day and traveled with us to West Palm. There isnt a doubt in my mind that a few more seconds lost and my mother would not be here today. By Gods grace and the combined efforts of all who helped, she was saved. We say thank you to everyone. They are heroes for getting their job done and allowing me to share breakfast with my mother on Mothers Day. With sincere appreciation Karen Huff LoweSupport for a Secret BallotTo the Editor: I have followed Mr. McEwans secret ballot crusade for almost five years. We should be grateful to have someone with so much passion and commitment standing up for everyone in our country. Lord knows we need more people like him. A truly secret ballot would take our democracy to first world status. I dont see why any democratic government would not want to make this available to its citizens. When you look at all the negative scenarios associated with the present system, one cannot justify the danger the entire voting public is exposed to just to prevent election LettersFrom Page 9 Please see Letters Page 27MorMor MorMor Mor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor 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 Orchid Bay, Guana Cay two large beach front lots available in private development, both with over 135 of water front $350,000 Cove Estates Home featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, nicely landscaped, fully furnished $233,000 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, 391 ft of sea walled canal frontage. $299,000 or make offer Cherokee Sound 3/1 home, in town, private patio. furnished. Call for more details. Coral Point 1+ acre elevated water front lot near Great Cistern. Call for details Great Abaco Club best site line available. $229,500 Green Turtle Cay various lots available. 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REDUCED $415,000 Man-O-War vacant lot 72 x 75, near ocean, cleared and ready for building. $110,000 Marsh Harbour 3/2 home in Cove Estates, central A/C, self contained apartment, offered furnished. REDUCED $399,000 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 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Guana Cay Elevated interior lot 18,000+/square feet, deeded dock slip on protected boat harbour, great sea views from raised home. A GREAT BUY Man O War One lot from beach, 3/2 turn key home in town with ocean views, good rental opportunity. 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June 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 27 Derek A. Lee, BRI Abaco District Managing BrokerRetta Thomas Office Manager Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-4608 Fax: (242) 367-5452 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netMargot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War Cay, Abaco Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.comChristopher PlummerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.comLinda S. Stewart BRI Broker Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-4608 Fax: (242) 367-5452 Elbow Cay Lubbers Quarters Tilloo Cay Tel:(242)366-3138 Fax: (242) 366-3139 e.mail: lindastewart@abacoinet.com VHF Ch. 16 "Cracker Ps"John CashEstate Agent Treasure Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 e.mail: jic@oii.net www.hgchristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 3/1/02 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES "Yellow Jack" Elbow Cay Lucayos 2 bedroom 2 bath home 1/4 Acre Fabulous Sea of Abaco Views. Furnished # 3709 New Price $415,000."Blue House" Great Cistern + 100 Waterfront on Sea of Abaco. 3 bedroom, 3 bath home Terrific Views of the Sea and the Cays Furnished. #AB 0036 $295,000."Ocean View" Elbow Cay 115 Ocean Beach-front. 4 bedroom, 3 bath home 3/4 acre. Fabulous Ocean Views Beautiful Landscaping Furnished. #AB 0038 New Listing $1,412,000. Elbow Cay North End "Bellfree" almost 1/2 acre 1 bedroom, 1 bath home, great Sea of Abaco Views Private dock. Furnished. # AB 0043 New Listing $1,180,000. Elbow Cay White Sound Area "Aunt Pats Bay" Lot #5 14,914 sq.ft.Great Elevation #AB 5068 $225,000. Elbow Cay White Sound, "Sand Dollar" 3 bedroom, 3 bath Luxury Home 3/4 acre land swimming pool. beautiful Custom furniture, Great elevation, Superb Ocean Views #AB 0003 $1,450,000.Elbow Cay White Sound Area 6.13 Fabulous Acres perfect for development or elegant estate # 3697 $1,820,000.Elbow Cay Marnies Landing "Savannah Hill" 3 bedroom, 2 bath Luxury Home almost 1/2 acre land Superb Sea of Abaco Views #AB 0022 $965,000. Elbow Cay "Oasis" 5.33 acres Sea-to-sea 3 bedroom, 2 1.2 bathHome Great elevation, Superb sea of Abaco and Ocean Views PrivateDock #1481$3,300,000. Great Cistern "The Chandlery" 4 bedroom, 2 bath lovely 2,200 sq.ft. home one acre of land with cabin, called "Heaven" by current owner, perfect for studio. guest house or income property. #AB0025 $375,000. Great Guana Cay "Oceanfrontier Hideaway" mini-resort Beachfront 6 unique 2 bedroom, 1 bath, rental log cabins2,000 gal/day Watermaker Central location #AB 0026 $1,275,000. Green Turtle Cay "Coco Sound" 28 prime residential building sites between Coco Bay and White Sound from 1/4 1/2 acre #AB 5090 priced from $59,000 Green Turtle Cay -104 x 80 Building site #3619 $86,000. Man-O-War Cay "Czanne" 3 bedroom 3 bath Luxury Residence-Large,Elegant Living Spaces Built 1998 Beach Great Ocean View #2861 $1,295,000. Man-O-War Cay "Gauguin" 2 bedroom 2 bath home Furnished, Near Beach Ocean View #3435 $400,000. Marsh Harbour "Running Light" Commercial Over 100 of prime Marsh Harbour waterfront over 1/3 acre. 2,600 sq.ft of Office or residential space in two buildings. Great parking and room for expansion. Private Dock # AB 0042 $800,000. Marsh Harbour Commercial 2,360 sq.ft. showroom, office and warehouse located near main street 14,965 sq. ft. fenced lot. #AB 0031 $320,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Lot #45 Private Boat Slip #AB 5066 $275,000. Sand Banks Bay One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90 of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay. Limited Number Available #AB 5069 from $63,700. Tilloo Cay beautiful building site 14,754 sq.ft. Good elevation Great Views #AB 5062 $42,000. Treasure Cay Atlantis Condominium Unit 2106 -2 bedroom, 2 baths Ground floor Canal Front Private Dock Slip Fully furnished #AB 0041 $170,000. Treasure Cay "South View" 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home. Canal Front Location Great Sea of Abaco Views, Good family home Fully furnished #AB 0030 $340,000. Treasure Cay "Brigantine Bay" 120 Canal front building site. Over 140 deep Sea Wall #AB 5068 $180,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Beautiful 2.68 acre building site. sea-to-sea, between Coco Bay and the Ocean. Good elevations for spectacular views Dock. Fabulous beaches on sound & ocean. # AB 5067 $650,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. 2.68 Acres sea-to-sea between the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay Swimming Pool Dock super views. #AB 0007 $900,000. Green Turtle Cay Splendid hill top one acre buliding site. Great elevation, wonderful White Sound and Sea of Abaco views. #AB 5094 $485,000. Green Turtle Cay Family Residence 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath 2,265 sq.ft. living space on two floors on 1 1/2 secluded acres. #AB 0035 $945,000. Lubbers Quarters "Southwest Point" 2 bedroom 2 bath home. 1/3 acre land Good Elevation Great Views Private Dock beautifully maintained Furnished Excellent Rental History. #AB 0009 $453,000. Lubbers Quarters Abaco Ocean Club Lot 105" 12,819 sq.ft. 1/4 acre.Beautiful Hillside Building Site Great Sea of Abaco Views. #AB 5097 $62,000. Lubbers Quarters "West Point" 2 bedroom 2 bath home. .287 acre land Good Elevation Private DockFurnished Excellent Rental History. #AB 0008 $442,000. Lubbers Quarters Abaco Ocean Club Lot 65" 12,326 sq.ft. 1/4 acre. Beautiful Hillside Building Site #AB 5103$49,000. Man-O-War Cay "Outrageous" 4 bedroom 31/2 bath home. Furnished, Beach Access, Ocean View, Semi-Private Dock. # 2899 $875,000 fraud. There must be a better way. I support Mr. McEwans bid even more so since the Chief Justice, Sir Burton Hall, ruled that the present system is unconstitutional. I think that we all should support Mr. McEwan, no matter what our political choices are. A secret ballot would only close the doors to political persecution. What I also find astonishing is how the political writers like Ms. Nicki Kelly, Mr. George Mackey, Mr. P. Anthony White, Mr. Andrew Allan and Mr. Raynard Rigby have not, to my knowledge, made any references to the legal battle that caught the attention of us all, including friends of mine living as far as Europe who followed the historic event on the internet. It was the only news story that ran simultaneously with the recent general election. I do not want to speculate on why they abstained their pens from such a great democratic issue. I may have missed their comments in the daily papers. If I did, then please direct me to the editions of these papers. And if they abstained, I would appreciate a written response as to why they abstained. A baffled Bahamian Nicholas MiaoulisAre We One Bahamas, One People?Dear Editor: Please allow me a space within your paper to express my opinion on a subject affecting the Bahamian people. Sometime ago I heard someone say, One God! One Bahamas! One People! I dont believe that this is all true. Yes, there is one God, the Creator of this world and everything therein. (And then there are those people going around thinking they are some kind of god because they have a lot of money.) Yes, there is one Bahamas. But one people? NO! If we were one people, we would not go around stealing, raping and murdering one another. We would not go about saying all the bad things we know about each other. We would try to help one another. Someone said that The Bahamas is a Christian nation. They are wrong. The Bahamas is a religious nation and there is a lot of difference between a Christian and a religious person. It is my opinion that if The Bahamas is a Christian nation, God will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. Now, I not saying that there are no Christians in our country. That would be a stupid thing to say. I believe that there are people in this country who pray every day. I mean true Christians. Maybe that is why we havent become a second Sodom and Gomorrah. Maybe we all talk too many bad things about our fellow men. As a matter of fact, some folks should put a sign over their cars that says No dumping here. We say we dont gossip we let it go in one ear and out the other. If you do that, then you do good for most people let it go in both ears and not out the mouth. Now once upon a time some forty to fifty years ago when I was a boy growing up in a saw mill town, I would say that we were a Christian nation. We used to stand on the side of the railroad track and listen to the black men preaching and the black women singing and praising the Lord. You could feel the present of the Spirit. You could feel the love these people had for each other. They did not have a one and a half million dollar building to preach in. Just a small shack. These people did not have a college education. Some of them could hardly read. Some could not read at all. They had to get someone else to read the Bible for them. They did have the love of God in their hearts. Next day when these folks would see us kids, they would say, Son, did you enjoy the service last night? We would answer Yes, Maam, or Yes, Sir. And they would put their arms around us and give us a big hug. These people were not afraid to show us they loved us, even if we were white or Conchy Joe, whatever you prefer to call us. Those days differ from the days of now. Some churches do not want blacks and some do not want whites. There is only one God and no one knows if He is black or white, yellow or brown. We should not even care as long as we have this big wonderful God who loves us whatever colour. Let us be a Christian nation and remember that to be a Christian is to be Christlike. May our wonderful God be merciful to us ALL! Thank you very much. C.D. BethelA Gripe Against an EmployerDear Editor, Let me first make it clear, this is not geared toward every American company in the Bahamas. This is a warning to every Bahamian working for an American company based in the Bahamas. Hopefully, what happened to me will not happen to you. I was fired after nine and a half years of working for Bahamas Star, a citrus farm in Treasure Cay for no justified reason. I dont think it is fair as a Bahamian that an American company is able to victimize the people of Abaco. If you worked overtime, wouldnt you want your due pay. My supervisor position was taken away from me and given to someone who was less qualified without reason. I watched persons of other nationalities driving trucks, making forty hours per week, while I sat home without any work. When I questioned why Bahamians were being treated unfairly, I was fired. Most important, now I cant even get my rightful pay owed to me for my nine and a half years of service. Thank God for the PLP. I am so elated that we have a new government in place. I have always been a supporter of the PLP and that will not change. Regardless of what my former employers have done to my financial state. I know the PLP will make the proper changes to stop American companies like Bahamas Star from victimizing any other Bahamian. The needs and the welfare of the Bahamian people should always come first. Victimized Abaconian Stanley DelancyWhy Hasnt There Been Action?To the Editor, In the May 15th issue of The Abaconian a letter was written to the editor regarding a certain nasty American who certainly appears to be an active member of the local drug scene. I am wondering why, however, the local authorities are not after a broader range of nasty Americans. What about the one who sells and bills 2500 gallons of LettersFrom Page 26 Please see Letters Page 28MorMor MorMor Mor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor

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Page 28 The Abaconian June 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 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE Marsh Harbour: Waterfront lot on the Sweetings Tract. Over 200 feet of frontage and small sandy cove. $100,000 Tilloo: Shore to shore parcel in the Bight of Loo. 120 wide with good elevation in the center. Just north of Junk Beach. $165,000 Elbow Cay: Beach front lots on the Atlantic Ocean. 95-feet wide, coconut groves, $260,000 Marsh Harbour: lots on the Sweetings Tract with road and all utilities, access to water front/beach. $20,000 Lubbers Quarters: large water front and interior lots with all utilities present, private dock slip, exclusive development. Starting at $99,000 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 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 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 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 Classified Ads in The Abaconian Bring Results Houses and Land For Sale or Rent Classified Advertisements REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE Helping people find their Dream Spot since 1978. Beach Front, Hilltop, Acreage, Residential, Commercial & Investment Property. We also have rental property available.LOCA TED ON STRA TTON DRIVE IN MARSH HARBOUR P.O. BOX AB 20404 ABACO, BAHAMAS 242-367-2719 FAX 367-2359 Abaco Real Estate Agency LtdArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle 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 Properties 13 + 365-4234 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.3655137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort8 rm 365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Elbow Cay Prop 43 hse + 3660035 Hope T Harb Lodge 22 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 50 hse + 3660224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Malone Estates 18 hse + 366-0100 Hotels and House Rental AgentsSea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 3656048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 3672719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 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 Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 365-8950 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-6339197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-4622426 + agents who have multiple cottages and houses water out of a truck which can only hold 2214 gallons? What about the one who sells and bills five yards of sand or rock but really delivers four and a quarter yards? What about the one who does all sorts of electrical installations without a license and illegally in order to further his profits? What about the one who drives at breakneck speeds, often followed by a green cloud of exhaled tobacco smoke, thereby endangering all in the area? What about the one who openly shares drugs with his visiting teenage son? What about the one whose foul mouth, buying tactics, slovenly and smelly appearance gives a bad name to other Americans who choose to come here and share the beauty of these islands with our Bahamian friends? The reason all of these individuals get away with all of these acts is simple. They are, in fact, the same man. One man living in Hope Town, running unchecked through the decency of the rest of us. How does he get away with all this? I have the only answer. My guess is some powerful Bahamian authority has the answer. In closing, I have been advised by friends not to write or sign this letter. Reprisal would be certain, I have been told. Well so be it. Observant in Hope TownFalsely Accused LetterTo the Editor, I would like to respond to the letter in last months paper, Falsely Accused. I and many others do feel that the person or persons writing that letter need to have an independent mind and sit down and absorb what has really gone on. Then after that they can make an educated statement. During this whole election time I have witnessed where different ones would make derogatory remarks to try and bring others down. l have seen persons who are not eligible to vote make a bigger deal over the election than ones who vote, and we have a say, not them! I have seen where Christianity was put on the side, and different ones would call you stupid or crazy because of your political preference. Some would even go as far as saying, You cant vote PLP and be a Christian. Even some close friends and family have made ludicrous and unnecessary remarks. They used scare tactics such as Atlantis will close down if the PLP wins. or A lot of foreign countries will discontinue their diplomatic relations with us if the PLP wins. Well, as we shall see, none of these rumors are true, they are just scare tactics. Besides even if it were true, I am not going to allow a foreign investor or a foreign government dictate on what government I am going to have. Also in Man-O-War anyway, some of the FNMs have, by far, done more jeering, trash talking, vandalizing, etc. I dont want to get in a shouting match over the next month in the paper by responding back and forth. There is a second story to the first one and it needed to be told. In 1992 when the government changed, certain persons on the island were power hungry and decided to abuse power on the local board. They decided to take victimizing to its highest level. They used a dictatorial style at getting back at ones whom they had past personal altercations with. So I dont know how the writer of the falsely accused can sit around and whine about FNMs getting victimized! Throughout the course of this election supporters on both sides have made mistakes, but I just thought it wouldnt do justice to let the other side of the story go untold. The writers of the Falsely Accused letter would have you believe that they wear halos, but that is certainly not the case. Any person in our community with an open mid would agree that the persons of that letter exaggerated and didnt tell the entire story! I will leave the writers of that with this: It is better to remain silent and be presumed a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt! Thank you, Jeremy Sweeting P.S. Please have the audacity to sign your name.MorMor MorMor Mor e Letterse Letters e Letterse Letters e Letters LettersFrom Page 27

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June 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 29Minimum 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 Sea Side Cottage Fully furnished, sleeps 6, A/C, $100/night for 4. Call 407-933-4463 www.polosseasidecottage.com Cherokee Sound cottage, 2 bed/2 bath, modern, A/C, large scr. porch, Day, Wk. Mon. Bonefish guide available. VISA/MASTER. Call 242-366-2111 or 305-664-9471 Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale pools, docks, reunions, special occasions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways. 242-3660224 Fax: 242-366-0434 Marsh Harbour 4 bedroom furnished townhouse for rent. $2000 per month plus electicity and telephone. Located in a gated community. Price includes use of lighted tennis courts, two fresh water swimming pools, use of gym, beach and beach furniture. No pets. Call 367-4990 for appointment to view. Sweetings Tract 2 2 bed/2 bath apts., furnished including water and gas. $1100 month. Call 367-2660 Treasure Cay luxury beach front home, 3 bed, 3 1/2 bath, sleeps 14, all amenities. $500 nightly. Sell for $2.5 million. Call 561-7380996 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 Houses and Land For Sale or RentClassified Advertisements Property and Houses FOR SALE Property and Houses FOR SALE Property and Houses FOR SALE COMMERCIAL RENTALS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS MUST SELLINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOSandy P oint 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: M. Gardiner/Ms. M. T. Rolle P.O. Box AB20567 Marsh Harbour, AbacoFor conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact M. Gardiner/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 P.O. Box AB 20955 East Bay S treet Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 Fax: 242-367-2365 Residence: 242-367-2040abacorealtor@abacoinet.comAffordable Property Select Homes Serving All AbacoGreat Abaco Club: Secure, prestigious, deep water dockage, managed. Lots starting at $180,000, Homes from $500,000.Scotland Cay: Secluded, private, beautiful beaches, very deep marina. Beach front and bay front 1/2 acres starting at $150,000.Leisure Lee : Best value on Abaco. Individual dockage, strong owners association, private beach, phones! Starting at $41,000.Bahama Palm Shore: Always popular, fabulous Eight Mile Beach, easy drive from airport. 10,000 sq. ft. lots start at $15,000.Bahama Coral Island: Great starter homesites, some with views. Closest community to Marsh Harbour. Starting at $8,000.Turtle Rocks: Very pretty area, underground utilities, beautiful beach access, protective covenants, 1/2 acre lots for only $25,000 www.abacos.com rentals real estate activities information cost-effective-ads Tel: 321-254-4901 Fax: 321-242-1356 Commercial Space Avaiilable. Royal Harbour Village. Please call for details. 242-367-3262 Marsh Harbour office space. Second floor of Sea Star Car Rental building. Separate entrance. $600 monthly including all utilities and A/C. Call Glenn at 367-4887 Commercial space available in best location in Marsh Harbour; high tourist walk-by traffic area, ample parking. Suitable for office and/oror retail business. For details call 242-367-3262 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. Owner will finance. Call 321-784-0163 or leave message for Cliff at 366-0065 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 Little Harbour 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story house. Great views of the harbour and the ocean. Dock privilege, air-conditioned, phone, electric. 20 x 20 workshop, storage building. Beautiful landscape, flowers and fruit trees, 100 x 200 lot. $160,000. Call Laine at 242-367-3623 days, 242-477-5111 evenings. 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 NET US$365,000 and Southwest Point NET US$375,000 By owner. Shown by appointment. E-mail mash1969@earthlink.net. Phone 242366-3100 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST Website: www.abacotoday.com/lubbers 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 Lynard Cay rare opportunity, 1 acre improved building site with dock and extras. High elevation with unbelievable views. US$95,000 net. Call 359-6064 Marsh Harbour Duplex 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Murphy Town Forest Drive Duplex for sale. White and green. For information call Rosalie at Starlight Seafood. 367-2384 Sweeting Tract cleared lot 118 x 80. $27,500 Call 365-8691 Treasure Cay Paradise Found luxury home right on your own beach. Search no more. Fantastic ocean views from every room. Gorgeous new tropical decor with all amenities included. Three bedrooms, three and one half baths plus three outdoor hot showers. Easily accommodates up to 14 people. Two car garages with apartment. Rooftop sunset deck and extra large decking area to the beach. Built-in propane stainless steel grilling area. paved semi circular drive with lushly landscaped grounds and and accent light all around. Truly One in a Million. Offered at $2.5 million. Please contact Dr. William or Dana Domeyer at 561-7380996 COMMERCIAL RENTALS2100 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 367-2951 or 3596658Cave diver and instructor Brian Kakuk gave a fascinating talk accompanied with large screen-projected photos of Bahamian underwater caves. The pictures were taken while he lived on Andros while working for AUTEC He is now working for the marine laboratories on Stocking Island off George Town, Exuma. He showed a map of the Guardian Blue Hole cave system on Andros which has been mapped for 2207 feet in length with no end in sight. The deepest sections in the mapped area was 436 feet deep. His longest dive was in a 6,000 foot cave, also on Andros, with depths of 600 feet. Blind fish, shrimp and other small marine creatures live in these underwater caverns with most being unique to the Bahamas. Underwater stalactites give evidence to an era when sea levels were several hundred feet lower than present as these formations do not develop underwater. Although the presentation was on the caves of Andros where he worked, Mr. Kakuk was aware of many of the caves on Abaco. He hopes to return and dive in many of our sinkholes, blue holes and caves. He believes the Abaco caves will equal those he is familiar with on Andros and other areas in the southern Bahamas. Cave diving is a specialized field requiring additional equipment, training and stamina He described an extensive cave system that required three days of dives in preparation for one day of exploring 4000 feet entirely underwater using air tanks stashed the previous three days. An additional day was spent removing the equipment. A key piece of equipment is a reel of line marking their route. Each diver carries three or four lights but the line is the route marker for those following and for returning to the starting point. The presentation was accompanied by geological descriptions of the various formations inherent to the different cave systems. The photographs and presentation were an unexpected surprise for those attending a dive safety seminar sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and fisheries.Diver Tells of Large Androsian Caves

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Page 30 The Abaconian June 15th, 2002 J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMAS 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 INVIT A TION FOR PROPOSALSProposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning, and grounds upkeep of the Hope Town Bahamas Electricity Coproration Office. Applicants should present a monthly cost for cleaning/upkeep of the premises in writing and in a sealed envelope.Bids should be sent to B.E.C. Marsh Harbour, Abaco to the attention of Mr. Benjamin R. Beneby, Manager B.E.C. Abaco.All Proposals should be submitted on or before July 15th, 2002. The Corporation reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. INVIT A TION FOR PROPOSALSProposals are requested for the cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Hope Town Office. Services will be required one[1] days per week. Applicants should present a monthly cost for cleaning the premises in writing and in a sealed envelope with the word TENDER clearly marked on the outside of the envelope.Bids should be sent to B.E.C. Marsh Harbour, Abaco to the attention of Mr. Benjamin R. Beneby, Manager B.E.C. Abaco.All Proposals should be submitted on or before July 15th, 2002. The Corporation reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.* Contractors are responsible for tools, equipment and supplies necessary to perform the work, and to make National Insurance Contibutions as independent contractors. Contact us for more information. Louis LAmour said, To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain. The stakes for each voter are high. We have the welfare of our community in our hands. It is a serious and awesome responsibility that has been invested in us. We must do all we can to make the best, most informed choice and make sure that we are able to deal with the consequences. It is our responsibility to fully exercise our privilege using all our faculties, based on as much information as can be attained to vote. The average man votes below himself; he votes with half a mind or a hundredth part of one. A man ought to vote with the whole of himself, as he worships or gets married. A man ought to vote with his head and heart, his soul and stomach, his eye for faces and his ear for music; also (when sufficiently provoked) with his hands and feet. If he has ever seen a fine sunset, the crimson color of it should creep into his vote. The question is not so much whether only a minority of the electorate votes. The point is that only a minority of the voter votes. G. K. Chesterton. RobertsFrom Page 8

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June 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 31 Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Firehouse CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service Centerformerly Television Ser vice Center 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 Complete line of automotive parts and Sherwin Williams paint and additives, 2 mixing machines, and micorfiche paint scales. Great for starting a new buisness. Unbelievable price! Call 242-477-5019 Assorted pottery equipment including wheel. Contact 367-4616 Outboard Engines All Mercurys 40 HP$1200 225 HP $6000 115 HP $3500 125 HP $4000Also 23 fishing boat with 200 HP $7000 Call 367-2326 40 HP Johnson long shaft, excellent condition, elec. tilt and trim, runs like new. $1350 See at Outboard Shop or call 828-688-6883 One 360 cu. in. 270 HP Chrysler V8 engine with 1.52-1 velvet drive Warner transmission. In excellent condition $1600 OBO Call Darvin Sands at 242-365-6007 day, 365-6093 night Trailer for 16 boat. $600. Call 367-3190 after 5 p.m. 1996 Yamaha Waverunner III 650 35 hours on engine. Completely redone. Asking $5000 OBO 477-5660 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. Jewelry full range of repair, watch battery replacement and jewelry cleaning. Jewels, Gems and More Call 367-2418 Utility trailer 10 x 5 $1500. Call 367-4643 96 Dodge Neon 2 door, stick shift. Runs good. $4000 OBO. Call 367-5917 or 375-8034 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 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 T ractor, 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 VEHICLES FOR SALESales person to open and manage real estate sales office in Marsh Harbour for land development company. Must have computer skills. Call Tom Roberts 242-322-4782 Nassau or 357-6896 Abaco The Hope Town Harbour Lodge is currently accepting applications for full time and part time qualified personnel with legal status. You may pick up an application in Marsh Harbour at the ferry office. Please call Tom or Tania at 3660095 to schedule an appointment. All applicants must have Completed the Hope Town Harbour Lodge Employm ent Application National Insurance Number Proof of legal status to work in the Bahamas Waitstaff . Night & Day Bussers . . . . . Night Bartenders . . . Night Kitchen Prep . . Night Mangoes Restaurant Seeking Cleaners to work flexible hours in all areas of restaurant. You must be in possession of a valid Bahamian passport or work permit. If you are hard working and honest, please contact Nick at 367-2366 between 9 a.m. 11 a.m. or 2:30 3:30 p.m. Wanted Abaco licensed 1st Of ficer for tug, barge and port operation, must have excellent cargo handling experience and skills. GMDSS training and certification essential. Salary negotiable. Contact 242-367-3341 Wanted Abaco licensed Engineering Officer for tug, barge and port operation, must have excellent welding experience and diesel mechanic skills. Salary negotiable. Contact 242367-3341 Immediate Postions Available Private island Abaco Spanish Cay Marina & Resort Immediate opening for Restaurant/Hotel Manager and Chef/Cook. Must live on the island, housing available. Salary based on experience. Call242-365-0083 or Fax resume to 24-365-0453 Advertising sales person needed. Call 3674065 14 Vintage Abaco Dinghy the Windrose just painted. For sale for $8000 firm. See Darvin Sands at Edwins Boat Yard. 22 fiberglass Abaco-built boat, 200 HP Mercury & 50 HP Evinrude, trim tabs, Trimble DGPS, depth finder, hydraulic lift jack, Bimini top, dual batteries, aluminum float-on trailer $22,000 OBO Ph. 367-2289 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 or best offer. 365-8771 day or 3658467 after 5 p.m. 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. Reduced to $53,000. Call Peter Sweeting @ 365-6035 38 Formula 1991 hull, twin 502 engines, loaded. Call 375-8048 or 375-8038 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Fynes Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay Fynes@msn.com Concept Boats Rentals and Sales Newest Boat Rent als on Abaco 23 & 27 boats, fully equipped Boutique & Convenience Store Timothy Roberts Conch Inn Resort Ph: 242-367-5570 Fax: 242-367-5569 Free Books Free Books Free Books Free Books Free BooksGrades 1 12, science, math, geography, health, reading, library, reference & more. Take books for your children. Help them to read better with books of their own.Open 9 am 5 pm beside the Abaco Water building two blocks East beyond Abaco Wholesale in Marsh Harbour. Call 367-2677 for information. Nurse Barbara Reckley has retired after many years as a nurse, not only in our community but in Marsh Harbour and Nassau CaysFrom Page 4 also. A retirement celebration was held at Quincentennial Park on May 4. We know that Nurse Reckley loves to travel and we hope to see her between trips! Nurse Rolle is temporarily at the clinic. As the days lengthen and heat up, we look forward to graduations, the last day of school and all of the summer activities. Remember to Subscribe toThe Abaconian EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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