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July 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 10, NUMBER 14, JULY 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 Abaco Celebrates IndependenceTourism Is Boosted by RegattaEach Area Celebrated in Its Own WayRegatta Time in Abaco hosted its 27th annual sailing series on July 4-11. This popular racing series is comprised of five days of sailing interspersed with lay days giving our visitors ample time to enjoy our communities and water. The series moves through central Abaco allowing the entrants to experience several prime tourist areas. Some of the entrants are long-time visitors while many are experiencing Abaco for the first time. Trophies of art work are treasured awards.Flag Is Raised for IndependenceConst. Farquharson of the Royal Bahamas Police Force raised the flag over Central Abaco at midnight on Independence eve, July 9 just as it was raised over The Bahamas 29 years ago. This culminated the ceremony held at Central Abaco Primary School which included a talent show and a church service. Fireworks completed the program. Each area of Abaco orangized its own celebration according to what the people of that area wanted. These ranged from organized games to all day events.Fire Burns Two Homes in the MudThe Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department was called out at 3 a.m. on July 4 to put out a fire in the Mud. They were able to contain the fire so it destroyed only two homes. By Anita Rolle July 10, 2002, marked the 29th milestone of an independent Bahamas. In 1964 Great Britain granted the islands of the Bahamas limited self government and in 1969 the colony of the Bahamas became a Commonwealth. We then legally became a nation on July 19, 1973, which is proudly celebrated as Bahamian Independence Day. This year the events planned to commemorate the birthday of our island nation were varied with a seemingly renewed sense of pride in Bahamians. In keeping with our reputation as being a Christian nation, ecumenical services in various districts ushered in July 10 centered around giving God thanks for the many blessings bestowed upon The Bahamas. Celebrations in Murphy Town, a combination of their 2002 Home Coming coupled with independence celebrations brought an array of activities for everyone to enjoy. In Little Abaco everybody was kept well occupied on Independence Day with celebrations being held in Crown Haven and Mount Hope, drawing visitors from as far as Grand Bahama and Sandy Point. Other towns planned days of games and competitions as well as community dinners and fellowship. Man-O-War always celebrates enthusiastically with lively games and other activities The islands of the Bahamas have been blessed with numerous attainments in so many aspects of our heritage. Our number Please see Independence Page 35

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Page 2 The Abaconian July 15th, 2002 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 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 Sailors Anticipate Annual RegattaBy Alice Bain The 27th annual Regatta Time In Abaco concluded with much fanfare on July 11. Fifty-six boats competed this year in six classes, sailing in the five different races held on Abaco Sound between Green Turtle Cay and Hope Town. Jeff Gales boat Abbey Normal placed third overall in the RTIA class this year with wins in the Guana and Hope Town races overcoming a handicap from a bad placing in the Green Turtle Cay race. Overall RTIA class winner was Five Speed, a 38-foot Beneteau crewed from Melbourne, Florida. Lachlan Smith skippered Five Speed to victory this year, aided by his brother Warrick who acted as tactician. Five Speed has competed in the Regatta for the past four years and was moved up to the RTIA class two years ago. We did well in this flukey wind we had this year; in the heavy air we made good use of our heavy crew. said Warrick, pointing to a very large member of their crewa man about 6 feet 4 inches tall with a huge butterfly tattooed on his chest. Indeed, Five Speeds two wins came on the days with the heaviest air, the Man-O-War and Hope Town races. Local Ron Pagliaro sailed on both the Abaco Rage and Abbey Normal and commented on the quality of the air. In general the racing was good. We had two heavy air days and three light air days, and that made for good competition. The boats got to test their limits in different conditions, and thats nice to have in a regatta. The Rage placed fifth overall in the PHRF class, winning a second in the Marsh Harbour race the day that Ron skippered her. Overall PHRF class winner was another Bahamian boat, the 42 foot Beneteau Further Folly owned and skippered by Nassuvian Oliver Liddell. Further Folly carried first place in every race except the Marsh Harbour where she was handicapped by the extremely light air. Matt Spencer, a Bahamian who worked the foredeck on Further Folly said of the regatta, As usual it The Abaco Rage a Bahamian work boat, competed in the Regatta winning a second place in one race and coming in 7th overall. The crew consisted of many woman whom you see here out on the pry. The Abaco Rage is seen here rounding the first mark. The boat was skippered by Chris Thompson of Hope Town. The Regatta Time in Abaco is a familly affair. Shown above is one of quite a few young people who were crew on the boats. The girl pictured above was very proud of the second place trophy that she helped win. Standing next to her is Carol Ewing, Co-chair of the Race Committee who came from Miami to run the races. Please see Regatta Page 22

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July 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 3 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 An appreciation banquet was held on June 29 to honor Mr. Robert Sweeting, Member of Parliament for South Abaco, and his wife Maggie. It was held in the Pavilion at Abaco Beach Resort. Mr. Sweeting has represented South Abaco in the House of Assembly since 1992. The crowd was enthusiastic in their response to the dedicated couple. The keynote speaker was the Hon. O.A.T. Tommy Turnquest, a Senator and the Free National Movement party leader who detailed the successes of the FNM while in power from 1992 to 2002. The annual rate of growth was 3.5 percent. Unemployment dropped from 14 percent to below 7 percent. The inflation rate dropped from 5.6 percent to under 2 percent. During those ten years a record $4 billion of foreign investments were brought to the country. In attendance was the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, Member of Parliament for NorthAbaco, who praised the honesty, integrity and faithfulness of Mr. Sweeting, who served all communities in South Abaco equally. He commented that he expected the current government to follow through on projects for Abaco that are already in the planning stages. He said that the bids for a new terminal and other improvements for the Marsh Harbour International Airport were in and were within the expected cost of $5 million. The plans for an administration office complex are ready to go to bid and that project will be financed by National Insurance funding. He mentioned that Abaco continues to have a very strong economy with the fastest growing economy in the country. He warned that if the present government wants to be successful, they will have to continue with much that has been planned.Several FNM officials were present including the Leader of the Opposition in the House, Alvin Smith, the National FNM Chairman Mr. Dwight Sawyer, Chairman of the Torchbearers Mr. Quentin Percentie, Mr. Kenneth Russell, MP from Grand Bahama.The Gully Roosters from Green Turtle Cay provided music for enjoyment and for dancing.Mr. Sweeting expected to retire from his official position this year and was looking forward to spending more time with his family and building up his business. However, circumstances changed which left that position without a candidate. He readily agreed to serve South Abaco for another five years. The appreciation of the people of South Abaco for his dedication and service was readily apparent in this demonstration of support.Banquet Honors Robert Sweeting and His WifeMr. and Mrs. Robert Sweeting, right and center, were honored at a banquet at Abaco Beach Resort on June 29. The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, MP for North Abaco,left, was present along with other FNM party leaders. BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!

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Weve got more of what youre looking for! The newly sworned in members of the Murphy Town Town Committee are showing off their certificates as they pose for a group picture. They are, left to right, Henley Dawkins, Committee Chairman Cubel Davis, Jr., Ernestine Bootle, Deputy Committee Chairman Eugene Dawkins, Gewndolyn Carey, Gilbert Davis and Rex Davis. Mr. Cubel Davis and Mr. Eugene Dawkins will represent Murphy Town at the Central Abaco District Council. The Marsh Harbour Town Committee is shown above. They are, left to right, Secretary Kim Roberts, Mitchell Albury, Emory Curry, Chad Sawyer, Roger Delancy, Robert Claridge, Dale Hill, Nicholas Albury, Yvonne Key and Committee Chairman Michael Malone. Four members represent Marsh Harbour/Spring City on the Council. They will be Mr. Michael Malone, Mrs. Yvonne Key, Mr. Chad Sawyer and Mr. Nicholas Albury. Six men and one woman make up the Dundas Town Town Committee. They are shown above after they were sworn in. They are, left to right, Carl Archer, Faron Newbold, Cay Mills, Margaret Cornish, George Cornish, Silbert Mills and Jimmy Williams. Those members going to Council will be Mr. Cay Mills, Mr. Faron Newbold and Mr. George Cornish. By Anita Rolle It was an evening that will not soon be forgotten as the new Chief Councillor Mike Malone and Deputy Chief Councillor Cubel Davis Jr. of the Central Abaco District were sworn in at a ceremony held at the Central Abaco Primary School. Outgoing Chief Councillor Mr. Silbert Mills in his remarks conveyed to the audience that he has no regrets, as he knows within himself that he has worked tirelessly each day of his tenure for the betterment of the people of Central Abaco. Mr. Mills thanked his Deputy, Council members, supporters and staff for their efforts during his tenure as Chief Councillor. Said Mr. Mills, More women, and men for that matter, need to be like Yvonne Key regarding concern for the community. He applauded incoming Chief Councillor Mike Malone and Deputy Chief Councillor Cubel Star Davis for their assistance over the years and assured the community that the District is in good hands as he knows that the new leaders hold the best interest of the community at heart. Following the official swearing in duties performed by Island Administrator Everette Hart and Magistrate Crawford McKee, Mr. Hart addressed the new Central District leaders, pledging his full support to the committee. He asserted, Remember that you are the leaders of a team, not a dictator. Control the power that you have just received because if you cannot handle it, it could destroy you. He advised them to set concrete plans for the next three years while surrounding themselves with people who are qualified to help them on the path to progress, and more importantly, spend the District money wisely. In response, Deputy Chief Councillor Davis thanked his family, friends, and supporters for their show of confidence. Promising to serve without fear or favour, Mr. Davis pledged to travail with Chief Malone and the entire community as they take the Central Abaco District forward, upward, onward, together. Chief Councillor Mike Malone declared that he and his team will prove themselves worthy of being elected to their positions. Mr. Malone stated that he and his Deputy have discussed plans for the future of Central Abaco. These plans will call upon the services of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, which represents approximately eighty-four business houses, the Rotary Club, the Pilot Clubs the Kiwanis Club and other community service organizations for assistance. Plans are being discussed to implement a Senior Citizens Home and a sporting and recreation complex. Malone pledged to be the best Chief Councillor that he can be to the Central Abaco District. He left the audience with food for thought: In unity there is strength; in Mr. Michael Malone and Mr. Cubel Star Davis, Jr. were sworn in as Chief Councillor and Deputy Chief Councillor on July 8 at Central Abaco Primary School. A party followed at Bayview Restaurant in Dundas Town. They will serve a three-year term. Please see Council Page 35

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Page 6 The Abaconian July 15th, 2002 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 Sea Spray ResortHopetown, Elbow Cay, AbacoVillas Restaurant Marina Now Offering Discounted RatesAugust 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 I, Glenn C. Laing, with ultimate gratitude thank everyone in Great Guana Cay for your loyalty and support as District Councillor for the past three years. As the newly re-elected official, I look forward with great anticipation to serving you for another term. Plese do not hesitate to render any advice, service or resource that would enhance or improve upon this great community. Again my sincere thanks and may God continue to grant His greatest blessings upon you and the Islands of The Bahamas. Your humble servant, Glenn C. Laing District CouncillorTo the Community of Great Guana Cay News of the CaysMan-O-WarBy Pat ElkinsCommunity Road WorkRoad work has been steadily improving transportation around our cay. The sea road in front of several businesses has been repaved or repaired. The Ball Field Road has been worked on and many other locations now have paving where there was none before. All of the work has improved the appearance of our island as well as making it a safer place to drive carts and other vehicles.New Local GovernmentNew local government Councillors representing Man-O-War on the Hope Town District Council were given the oath of office on July 8 in Marsh Harbour. The new councillors are Antonio Albury, Roy Russell and Walter Sweeting. On July 9 Mr. Everette Hart, Senior Administrator, came to Man-O-War to swear in the new Hope Town District Chief Councillor, Walter Sweeting from Man-O-War, and Deputy Chief Councillor, Jeff Key from Hope Town. Outgoing Chief Councillor Suzanne Bethel presented the certificates of office to each. Mrs. Diane Bethel, newly elected Councillor for Hope Town addressed the group and promised to represent all residents of the Abaco Cays equally, Bahamian and non-Bahamian alike. She promised to keep an open mind and make decisions without bias. Mr. Hart thanked Mrs. Bethel for her dedicated service on the Council and urged all to support the new Council. He said, They may not be all you want, but they are all you got. Please see Cays Page 30 Hope Town District CouncilThe Hope Town District Council members were elected directly by voters. Shown above are the three Councillors from Hope Town, Mr. Jeff Key, Mrs. Diane Bethel and Mr. Roscoe Thompson. In the group photo Mr. Glenn Laing, on the left, represents Great Guana Cay, and the three members of the Council from Man-O-War are, left to right, Mr. Antonio Albury, Mr. Roy Russell and Mr. Walter Sweeting. Mr. Sweeting was elected Chief Councillor and Mr. Jeff Key was elected Deputy Chief Councillor. The three ManO-War members banded together to campaign as the Dream Team as shown on their shirts.

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Page 8 The Abaconian July 15th, 2002 The Editor Says Local Govt. and Local Decisions All About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Alice Bain, Anita Rolle, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Marc Binard, Hugh Cottis, Pat Elkins, Christine McCully, Lee P inder 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 David RalphBy Isobel ShermanReading BooksAs everyone knows, I am a more reading advocate. Well, now here is a good source for some good reading books available for children of all ages even infants. Cyber Learning Center has a large selection of books. There are storybooks to read to infants and young preschoolers. Some of these books are hard cardboard that have little three-dimensional scenes, which pop up as you read. Reading to infants, believe it or not, helps them become readers when they get older. In fact, read to your child in the womb. It works! For older readers there is a large selection of Junior Classics such as Little Woman, Nancy Drew mysteries and Hardy Boys mysteries. Local government elections are over. Town Committees have been sworn in. Councils are formed with their Chief Councillors and Deputy Chief Councillors selected. Those elected are now beginning to lay out their schedule for the coming year. As we write this, budget figures have not been announced but it is expected that they will be in the order of the previous years figures. The business of maintaining the towns and districts does not change materially from year to year. Some additional work would be normal due to new roads being put in various towns. This will increase the road verge cleaning. The explosive growth of the area means more houses will require additional garbage collection. Contracts have been submitted and it remains to be seen what the collection expenses will be. The public schools will be opening in approximately six weeks and there will be the usual scramble to get them up to standard in time for the fall opening. It seems that the work is never completed by the opening of school. Hopefully, the major work will be completed. Local government has been remarkable in that it was instituted to bring local decisions and problems to town residents for solutions. Although there have been disagreements over some decisions, they are being made locally rather than being made by politicians and civil servants in Nassau. In broad terms local government is responsible for two areas of local management, public maintenance and approving new commercial enterprises, ie, permits and licenses. The councils and town committees are the only local authority able to spend money and most of this goes for salaries and contracts for town cleaning. Money must be available for broken school toilets, leaky roofs, malfunctioning air conditioners, lawn mowers on public buildings and areas and the list goes on and on. The second responsibility is for permits and commercial licenses considered by town planning, licensing and other specialized statutory boards. They issue building permits, residential dock permits, shop licenses, restaurant and liquor licenses. Nassau sets an overall taxi quota but the issuance and reassignment of taxi licenses are handled locally through the road traffic authority. Until the advent of local government most of these decisions were made in Nassau with annoying delays while paper went back and forth or waiting for the proper authority to meet. Applications frequently went to multiple agencies for approvals, compounding the problem of trying to locate an application or determining its status. It was not unusual for applications to get lost or misplaced, requiring a fresh start. Incomplete applications or the need to furnish additional information delayed the process further. The bodies in Nassau giving these approvals did not know the local circumstances nor the wishes of the town residents. They arbitrarily made decisions without local consultation. There are still delays in the system but it is now easier to determine the status of applications. A phone call or visit to the local council office will frequently solve minor problems and get a project back on track. Very few matters coming to local governments attention are beyond the scope of local knowledge or ability. Big projects are typically initiated in Nassau with local boards or councils being asked for a their blessing. Except for a single family residence, all foreign investments must be approved by Nassau. However, even Nassaus approval for these projects does not override the local approval process. The local government system has been remarkably free of interference or pressure from Nassau ministries or politicians. Political agendas have not been evident. The differences that have surfaced have generally been due to traditional town differences and not political differences. It is interesting to note that in most of our local government bodies political party affiliations were not a factor. The groups worked together for the good of their town and national politics did not affect their decisions. Local government has been very successful on Abaco for the past six years. Although some fine tuning may be in order, we have to remember that government agencies worldwide need adjustments and changes now and then. Some areas of the Bahamas have had problems with local government but there are always going to be minor problems to deal with no matter what system is used. We must work together to see that our councils, town committees and boards are effective. The public has a responsibility too, to support and encourage their local government bodies. Constructive criticism is helpful and can give new perspectives to their thinking. Now that there has been a major shift in the national government, it remains to be seen what the relationship between local government and Nassau will be. There have been areas within local governments first six years that demonstrate the need for some adjustments. Whether any of these will get central governments attention and be looked into remains to be seen. Cyber Learning also has a selection of emerging readers which are geared to older students who are having problems in reading. In addition, the shop carries books for woman on motivation and self-improvement.Summer Is Finally HereSummer is here and the age-old question of what do we do with our children is being asked. There are some summer programs going on such as Cyber Learning and Long Bay School. However, parents can set up a simple program for their children. First and foremost prepare them to read, yes READ. Give them a daily reading assignment and then either let them tell you about it or write about it. Writing would be better since the more one writes the better writer he becomes. Of course, this will take some effort by parents. But if they do it, not only will their children become better readers but the parents will be more involved with the education of their children.Community LibraryThe Marsh Harbour Community Library closed for the summer on June 28th. However, Mrs. Yvonne Key, the lady behind the library, will open it on Monday afternoons from 3:30 until 5:30 during the summer. Now no one has an excuse for not reading, young, middle and old alike. Lets read and at the same time support our library. I am proud to be able to say that after months of not being able to read a book, I am back to reading at least one book a week. And I hope to increase it to two books during the summer thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Key in creating a library in Marsh Harbour. By Alice Bain When I was a kid growing up in Nassau, I remember a Bahamian poet coming to read to our class. She read several of her poems, but the only one that really stuck with me was called Little Planes At the time I had never been on a plane smaller than the average 20-seat commuter prop, and to me airplane meant getting on a 747 and flying long hours to visit distant relatives in foreign countries. Little planes? I had no idea. The situation stayed that way until 1998 when I moved to Abaco. Here we have a mind-boggling array of small charter services and tiny airlines that fly Cessna 402s between Abaco, Florida and points south in the Caribbean. When I arrived, I had, at that point, what I considered to be a pretty extensive level of experience with air travel from flying back and forth to boarding school and university multiple times a year. I knew my way around an airport, I had cultivated a sort of jaded nonchalance about flying commercial jets, I never got airsick and I could fall asleep while the plane was taking off and stay that way through landing. I relished the shove of the engines as the aircraft roared down the runway, the extra G-forces pushing me back in my seat. Hey, air travel is pretty cool! Then I got on my first little plane. Little planes have propeller engines, not even turbo-props. Some of them even have a single engine. They are slower in the air and much more dependent on their wings being lifty to get off the ground. The props are loud, the cabins are cramped and the aircraft floats around like a wisp of dandelion fluff on a summer breeze. I flew from Nassau to Marsh Harbour, white-knuckling it the entire way. Finally, I closed the curtain on the window closest to me, shut my eyes and tried to think pleasant thoughts that did not involve the wings breaking off and my perishing in a flaming heap of twisted wreckage. The only other passenger on that flight was sitting in the copilots seat, calmly watching the landscape of Southern Abaco unfurl below us. He turned and glanced at me. Dont fly so well, eh? I could have punched him, but that would have involved removing my hand from the armrest, and I was convinced at that point that the only reason the plane was still in the air was that I was holding it up by the armrests. After we landed, the friend who picked me up from the airport remarked on what a lovely day it must have been to be flying. I began to have to take a pill before flying, something I had never had to do before in my life. Flying to Nassau for Christmas to see my parents was an ordeal. On one occasion, a small indicator on the pilots console refused to light itself up, and we had to shake the plane up and down a bit over the sea to make sure the landing gear was locked! Another Christmas, the plane had to fly at 500 feet until it was past Hole-in-the-Wall and on Nassau radar before it could ascend past the cloud layer and get out of the galeforce Noreaster that was battering the coast of Abaco. I remember looking out of the window and seeing the rage going on beneath me through the reflection of my own greenish face, and wondering if I held my breath if it would make the plane any lighter at all. Landing in Treasure Cay in a crosswind the aircraft bobbed around like a rubber ducky in a hurricane until the air smoothed out about five feet above the runway. I always managed to keep myself calm under these circumstances, but it was highly unpleasant. I realized after a year or so that one of my problems was that since the Please see Little Planes PageThe ChallengThe Challeng The ChallengThe Challeng The Challeng e of Little Planes e of Little Planes e of Little Planes e of Little Planes e of Little Planes

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July 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Mans Best Friend Needs ConsiderationTo the Editor: I am a resident of Cherokee for many years. I love the settlement not only for its natural beauty but most of all for its wonderful community spirit. There is one thing that bothers me and hurts me deeply. Some families are keeping their dogs chained on a short chain day and night with little or no protection from rain or sun. How can these people love their dogs? Does this demonstrate responsibility of animal ownership? Dogs are the most loving, non-committed friends of men. I really hope that something will be done in this regard and that the town committee people keep a serious eye for this type of abuse. Cherokee is too special to permit such cruelty to these defenseless loyal creatures. Sincerely, A Cherokee ResidentBahamas Must Join S t. LuciaDear Editor, The Caribbean community including the Bahamas is being assaulted by drug dealers and murderers. It would seem to me that killing an adult is, or should be, beyond the tolerance of a Christian society and its laws. Here in the Bahamas the killers dont care whether they kill children or not as has been witnessed in the very recent event in the Fox Hill area. Even though the Caricom nations have the death penalty for killers in their constituencies, the carrying out of the death penalty is subjected to a bunch of jackasses in London allowing that to happen. In the Miami Herald of March 21, 2002, there is a news brief that says St. Lucia plans to lobby other members of the Caricom to set up a Caribbean Court of Justice to replace the Privy Council in London. Prime Minister Kenny Anthony concurred with former PM John Compton, who earlier stated that the role of the Privy Council is to defend the laws of the country and not to impose its prejudices on the country. Hooray for St. Lucia. The next government of the Bahamas should move speedily to join St. Lucia and the rest of the Caribbean and tell the Privy Council thanks, but no thanks for their services. Then the country can get back to hanging murderers. Jim HallExpressing Ourselves Is HealthyDear Sir: In the political arena there seems to have erupted a war of words lately between someone calling himself Falsely Accused ; Jeremy Sweeting; The Big Dealers Joshua Malone and Junea Sweeting and last but not least Mailin Sands. Mailin is the only one that I am sure that I know personally. I may know the others but becoming the old buzzard that I am my memory only works part time a very small part of the time, that is. I would just like to encourage these young people (not that I am so old and wise) to keep up the dialogue. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having an opinion or even sharing it with the world. (Been there, done that a number of times actually.) I am very encouraged by the fact that there are young people in our midst who feel strongly enough about certain issues and then have the commitment to pursue that subject publicly. The key is that we must feel absolutely convinced that the opinion that we offer is truly the way we feel but more importantly we must feel that is the truth. In other words, people who profusely spew forth opinions without really convincing me that they believe what they are offering is correct really dont impress me at all. Not that I am anybody of any consequence that needs to be impressed, mind you. But you get my point. On the other hand, people who offer opinions that I do not agree with but are obviously convinced that they have the right opinion and have obviously invested some time in researching their opinions can hold my attention. For a while anyway. (N.B. There is one ingredient that opinions must be free of. Give up? It is bias.) The only time that an opinion is a bad thing (in my opinion) is when we offer it spitefully to try to hurt or destroy somebody, especially when we dont have all of the facts associated with any one given case. I have always been an opinionated person. However, even on subjects that I have an opinion on, I wont share that opinion publicly until I have satisfied myself that I am on the right track. Of course, the right track for me is not always the right track for everybody else. Therefore, sometimes my opinions werent in accord with a lot of other peoples thinking on the same subject. However, my motivation has never been to massage my own ego or anybody elses. I have always offered my opinions for one reason because I feel compelled to for whatever reason. If you can figure that out, then you deserve an honourary degree in psychology. Finally, I would like to share a thought with my fellow Abaconians. It is possible to disagree with somebody, even vehemently, and still not hate that person. In fact, it is even possible to love that same person! (I realise that many of you are now thinking that good old Uncle Billy has finally lost it on this one.) This scenario of loving someone with whom we cannot agree doesnt happen too often, but it is possible. We make it possible or impossible. Boy, I must be getting old! Thank you, Mr. Editor, for once again humoring me with a little of your precious space. It is, as usual, much appreciated. By the way, I think this letter would be a very appropriate time and vehicle in which to encourage Mr. Stone McEwan in his continuing battle to secure for us, the voting Bahamian, a secret ballot. As for myself, it matters not whether my ballot is secret or not. I feel that strongly about my convictions. However, if we are truly in pursuit of greater democratic practice, a secret ballot is definitely one important way to go about it. There are, after all, many individuals who can be intimidated and I think we owe them a secret ballot. Its a small but powerful step upwards for a supposedly democratic society which is seeking first world status. Sincerely, William (Billy) RobertsA Five Star General?Dear Editor, Well, I have not quite dedicated myself to the thought of completely retiring from writing about issues concerning our comPlease see Letters Page 28 munity and country. But I have decided to ease off and hopefully somebody else will pick up the pace. Before I rest my writing fingers with a June 28, 2002 To: The People of Man-O-War: We wish to thank you for the support that you have shown us in the recent Local Government District Council election. We pledge to do our utmost to assure that the District is administered in a manner that will be of the greatest benefit to all of its citizens and can be viewed with great pride. We further pledge to do everything in our power to keep Man-O-War maintaining her position as the number one model Bahamian community. As we have all served before, we also thank you for the great support that you have shown us in the past and hope that we can count on that support in the future. It is a great honor to represent our wonderful island and we look forward to serving you. Many thanks to all. Very sincerely yours, Antonio J. AlburyRoy RussellWalter P. Sweeting Thanks for Support

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Page 10 The Abaconian July 15th, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com 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 HarbourMount Hope Celebrates IndependenceBy Anita Rolle It was a family affair in Mount Hope as they celebrated Independence Day in grand style with a Fun Day fund raiser with part of the proceeds to aid the Little Abaco Burial Society. The day was full of activities. However, sporting activities were the highlight of the day as the crowd cheered on the basketball and volleyball games and the dominoes tournament. The community support was fantastic as many pulled together to ensure that the event was a great success. Pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in Mount Hope, Rev. John McIntosh, was the perfect host making everyone feel right at home as visitors from all over showed up to support the event.Black Wood Plans Home ComingBy Anita Rolle Prepare to attend the Black Wood Home Coming Festival on August 2nd-4th, 2002, at the basketball court in Black Wood. Come out and be a part of this great event as you enjoy lots of great food, drinks, games, great entertainment, Junkanoo rush out, a basketball tournament, and a talent and fashion show! Official opening is scheduled for August 2nd at 8 p.m. fun activities ALL DAY LONG. For additional information call Eusais Cornish at 365-0647.Little Abaco Summer CampBy Anita Rolle In an attempt to keep the youngsters of Little Abaco physically and mentally occupied through the summer, a summer activNorth Abaco Newsity club for boys and girls has been organized for children ages 3 18 years old. The summer camp, organized by a group of diligent young ladies of Little Abaco, is a non-profit undertaking and is being staged at the Little Abaco Pre-School in Crown Haven between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 A dominoes tournament provided entertainment for both players and observers. The winners of the tournament were Charlie McIntosh and Vernal Cornish who were each awarded trophies. Volunteeers in Little Abaco are providing their children with a summer camp in Crown Haven. The women provide tutoring, do arts and crafts and sports with the youth. Lunch is provided. All materials and is donated as well as the time and effort of the organizers. Please see North Page 32

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July 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 11 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayPinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Lv Crown Haven 7 am & 2:30 pm Daily Lv McLeans Town 8:30 & 4:30 pm Daily $30 one way Charters & Group bookings available Abaco Ph. 242-365-2356 Grand Bahama Ph. 242-3533093 Busses & rental cars at each terminal By Alice BainMarsh Harbours new port facility complex is beginning to take shape. American Bridge has subcontracted a local company, Abaco Tug and Transport, to do blasting on the harbour bed necessary for clearing the new channel and turning basin for the port.Mr. Hilland Albury spoke about the process. Theres 70 feet by 400 feet inside the basin and 105 feet by 400 feet in the channel that needs to be cleared. Were drilling holes in a grid 12 feet by 15 feet, and weve already done a 60 foot by 105 foot test shot of blasting. The company drills holes into the rock at the bottom of the harbour. Divers blow the debris out of the holes and pack them with explosives, sealed with a booster charge at either end. The detonation process is non-electrical or non-el, and a cap attached to a special non-el fuse line is pressed into the booster charge at the top. Non-el line is hollow plastic and has a small amount of powder inside it to transmit the shock, but is different from primer cord.People are afraid of primer cord because it makes a lot of racket, said Mr. Albury. You can use primer cord to kill fish or cut down treesfor a tree, youd just wind it around a couple of times and set it off [and the explosion would sever the trunk]. Nonel is not explosive by itself. Each charge placed on the harbour bottom has its own length of non-el floating off it. These lines are clipped together with a series of special clips containing blasting caps which are set off as the shock passes through the line theyre clipped to. This enables the entire site to be wired together in sequence and detonated 25 milliseconds apart. To detonate the explosives, Mr. Albury uses a primer cap from a shotgun shell to start the initial shock traveling along the first piece of non-el cord. We detonate as much explosive as we can lay in a 48-hour period, maybe 30 or 40 holes at a time. If we leave the explosive in the holes longer than that, it starts to lose its potency. Mr. Albury said that the explosive they use is extremely safe and inert. You really have to work to make it go offjust a blasting cap isnt enough, which is why we use the booster charges. You can drop this stuff on the floor, throw it around, it wont explode. Gasoline is actually much more dangerous than this type of explosive! The channel and the basin have to be 14 feet deep at low tide, Mr. Albury continued. Some places you have four feet at low tide and we have to drill down ten feet, and other places you have eight feet at low tide and we only have to drill down six feet. The rock is different amounts of hardness, too, in different layers. You want the charges to sit in a layer thats got some hardness, so the rock will crack. If the rock is too soft, it absorbs the shock of the explosives and doesnt disintegrate properly. Each hole has about 25 or 40 pounds of dynamite, depending on how deep it has to be.Channel Dredging Requires BlastingYou want the rock broken so you can move it, so you can use the clambucket to take it out, but its not gone to powder. Further blasts are planned for the rest of July and August so that American Bridge can finish up work on the port facility by their deadline. Construction work on the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour progresses steadily. Shown above is the domestic warehouse on the left and the administration building on the right. Most of the sea wall is completed and the Ro-Ro ramps are being prepared.

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July 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 13 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 for the top student in each subject area, effort prizes and special certificates were presented to the graduates. Abaco Central High School held their graduation exercise on June 25 at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour. Fortythree young men and woman received their diplomas. Principal Benjamin Stubbs gave his first report on the school year commenting that the school had come a long way. One of the accomplishments was the reduction in fights among students. Sharell Carey, Deputy Head Girl, introduced the guest speaker, Mr. Jack Thompson, Chief Passport Officer. Mr. Thompson, no stranger to Abaco, was his usual inspiring enthusiastic self. He spoke about keeping their dreams alive, the theme the students chose. He told them to persevere and to reach high. With God all things are SchoolFrom Page 12 More School News possible. He referred to Joseph in the Bible, noting how he had nothing yet became king. The Valedictorian, Lakendrai Lightbourne, and Salutorian, Devaughan Edgecombe both received plaques for their achievement. During the graduation ceremony a scholarship was awarded by Mr. Al Martin to the top science student. This year the scholarship was split between two students, Michel Fils-Aime and Lakendria Lightbourne. Also letters for two music scholarships at Florida Memorial College were presented to Durell Burrows and Patrell Carey.Moving OnEight students from the graduating class plan to continue their education at colleges and universities in September. Not all have received scholarships. The students are Durell Burrows and Patrell Carey, each Mr. Jack Thompson, guest speaker for the Abaco Central High School graduation held on June 25, is shown presenting Valedictorian Lakendria Lightbourne with a plaque for having the highest grades. Mr. Thompson is a very popular person well known throughout Abaco from his years of serving as Administrator in North Abaco and for heading the government relief team in North Abaco after Hurricane Floyd. Mr. Leonard Edgecombe, Abaco Central High School PTA President, is shown presenting a Bahamas Electricity Corporation scholarship in science to Michel Fils-Aime. The scholarship was shared this year with Lakendria Lightbourne. This scholarship is an presented annually to an outstanding science student at the school. Please see School Page 23

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Results are as follows: Junior Mens: 1st Blake Sands, 2nd Neco Osceolas, 3rd Joshua Sands, 4th Brandon Sands Grommets: 1st Ryan Sands, 2nd Christian Wilhoyte, 3rd Jake Albury, 4th Bradley AlburyElbow Cay Girls Attend Surf ClinicBeginning on June 29 Christine McCully and Jane Engle held a surf clinic for girls titled Introduction to Wave Riding ending on July 3. All of the participants overcame fears and achieved many accomplishments during the course. This course was sponsored in part by the Bahamas Amateur Surfing Association. Congratulations to Angelia Albury, Kaylyn Malone, Ashley Knowles and Jade Thompson.YMCA Basketball Outreach ProgramBy Isobel Sherman From June 20 until July 31 a free basketball program is being offered by the YMCA Basketball Outreach Program and Terry Goldsmith, Director of the YMCA on Grand Bahama. It is for boys and girls ages 7-12 years. Under the direction of Mr. Lyndon B. Davis, Head Coach of the Vanguard Youth Basketball Club in Freeport, more than 25 youngster are taking part in this program. The venue is St. Francis de Sales School and the hours are Wednesdays from 5:307:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9-12. Mr. Davis, who is the Manager of Commonwealth Bank in Marsh Harbour, is assisted by Linden Douglas of Freeport as his assistant coach, Ishmael (Stretch) Morley and Cay Mills of the Abaco Basketball Association, Mrs. Elva Davis, Jackie Estavez, Jude Hart, Lillian Martin and Phillip Strachan. In an interview with Coach Davis he stated that he and his wife started a basketball club at Freeport Primary School which then became the Vanguard Youth Basketball Club. Three to four years ago he asked Mr. Terry Goldsmith, Director of the YMCA Grand Bahama, if the club could come under the YMCA Outreach Program. Because of this, his club was able to travel to Fort Lauderdale to play with another YMCA teams and also to the YMCA competition in High Point, North Carolina, with the boys team. Mr. Davis feels that if Abaco is willing, it can come under the YMCA Outreach Program and feels that Abaco is ready for YMCA activities for our youth. For this summer program Mr. Goldsmith donated 18 basketballs. The program is free and only requires registration and the signing of a waiver. It is open to girls and boys ages 7-12. If interested, contact Coach Davis at 367-2370 or attend a session on Wednesday afternoon or Saturday morning. Coach Davis said that beginning in September the program will continue at a different venue and there will be a slight registration fee. Sports News Please see Sports Page 34 Boys and girls are being coached in a free basketball program sponsored by the YMCA Basketball Outreach Program of Freeport. 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July 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 15 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Collins Ave., Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2601/2 Fax: (242) 367-2731 Choice Meats Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand Names Nabisco Murrays Duracell Bluebird Wise Quaker Del Monte Gatorade DISTRIBUTORS IN ABACO FOR Open 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday COMPLETE GROCERY LINE SOLOMONS SOLOMONS ABACO LTD A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Shop Safe! Shop SmartShop Solomons! K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Rep airs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury, Owner/Manager I wish to thank the voting community of Hope Town for the confidence placed in me on election day. Let us look forward to working together in the future. God bless you all,Diane Elizabeth BethelCherokee SoundBy Lee PinderSchool News Underwater MuralIf you havent seen it already, you need to make a special trip to view the new mural on the front of the schoolhouse. Painted by our resident artist, Peggy Albury, the scene depicts Life Under The Sea I dont believe she has left any creature out (including a swimmer, complete with snorkel, mask and fins, riding a big loggerhead turtle). It is quite obvious Peggy has untapped talent as well as many other hidden artistic abilities (such as being a wonderful cook). As usual, shes done a fantastic job on the mural that I doubt many professional artists could have duplicated. As an old friend who has known her for many years, I would like to commend Peggy on behalf of the entire community for the long hours she spent actually painting the mural, but also for her for always being out in front when it comes time for any local project or need. Well done, girl!Honour Roll ListThe following students made the Honour Roll: Tyler Albury, Terrance Albury, Dominique Chea, Chandy Lowe, Haley Sands and Cruz Turnquest. Awards for reading the most books during the school year went to Dana Lowe and Chandy Lowe.Fun Day and Cook-Out to Benefit SchoolTo mark the end of the school year a very successful Fun Day was held on June 22 with lots of races and sports competition for the children and grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for everyone. The Red Team won the majority of competitions during the day. There was a tremendous turnout for the Cook-Out and fund raiser held on the school grounds June 29th. The get together was an end-of-the-year party and fun day for everyone to enjoy, and from what I could see, everyone did. Grilled or baked chicken was served with all the usual trimmings and a large crowd gathered to meet with friends and neighbours, enjoy the fellowship and support the school. The school is in desperate need of a storage shed to keep the growing collection of extra furniture and sports equipment in a secure and dry place. Hopefully, this facility can be added on the western end of the bathroom section of the school. Up until South Abaco Newsnow, everything has been pushed into the classroom corners or stacked in the bathrooms and has always been an overcrowded problem. The Cook-Out was to raise the funds to construct the storage shed and to give the school treasury monies needed prior to the school opening in the fall when there are always unexpected expenses for necessary items. There have been other fund raisers this year in aid of the Old School and for A mural with an underwater scene on the wall of Cherokee Primary School is a new attraction in that town. It took Peggy Albury many hours of work to complete it. The town is very proud of both their resident artist and now the mural. Cherokee held a Fun Day to mark the end of the school year and a Cook-Out to raise money for supplies for the school. The town rallies around to make these events successful. Shown above is the food line at the Cook-Out. Please see South Page 31

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Page 18 The Abaconian July 15th, 2002 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 Come Fly Our Friendly Skies! CONTACT THE OUT ISLAND SPECIALISTSCHRIS THOMPSON(chris@hopetown.com)Ph: (242) 366-0216/0214GREG ROBERTS(greg@hopetown.com)Ph: (242) 366-0225 Fax: (242) 366-0223 ELBOW CAY HOMES ELBOW CAY HOMES POINT OF VIEWDramatic Atlantic Ocean front property with views south through the chain of islands just steps away from Tahiti Beach. Main house features open kitchen, 2B/2B suite, loft w/study/office area. Gazebo deck leads to twin master suites. Decks w/bbq area, pool, lush landscaping. Private dock slip. Fully furnished, includes golf cart and jeep. Price: $2,179,000PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSEPremier designer home on beautiful sandy beach. Features 4B/3B, large open kitchen on second floor, great decks, balcony, swimming pool.Price: $1,550,000ATLANTIC HORIZONSCustom Timber Peg ocean front home, views of Tiloo Cay and beyond. 3B/3B, spacious kitchen open to great room,large wrap around deck with pool,and private dock slip at Tahiti Beach.Price: $1,500,000 VILLA JUNKANOOCustom home in private marina community facing the Sea of Abaco. Turnkey 3B/3B, open kitchen, dining area and great room. Includes 2 docks slips, one can accommodate up 60 yacht.Price: $1,450,000SUNRISE BEACH HOUSELocated on one of Elbow Cays best beaches, beautifully appointed with island style antiques. 3B/2B open floor plan, with 1B/1B garden level apartment. Excellent rental history. Price: $755,000FANTASYGreat island home just steps away from the beach. Open floor plan, 3B/2B, great room with wet bar. Master suite upstairs offers balcony with views of the Atlantic Ocean.Price: $480,000 SOLITUDE Secluded north end Elbow Cay property, offers incredible views of the Atlantic and easy access to bay and ocean beaches. Split level, 3B/3B, open kitchen combines with great room. Large downstairs office can convert to fourth bedroom. Large open decks for sunning, alfresco dining. Lush landscaped grounds. Price: $635,000ATLANTIC VIEW Great island home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, office, large deck with views of the Atlantic, large open yard, nicely landscaped, quiet neighborhood. Great family home, close to everything. Price: $388,000MARNIES CREEK Private marina community at the southern end of Elbow Cay offering acre lots with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Sea of Abaco, or both. Each lot comes with private dock slip at the marina, homesites staggered for optimal views. Starting at: $230,000EAST VIEW Located on Lubbers Quarters Cay.Development faces the Sea of Abaco across from Tiloo Cut and the Tahiti Beach. Beautiful sunrises. Each homesite comes with a dock slip at the private marina. Great investment opportunity. Star ting at: $89,000 OTHER HOMESBy Alice Bain The planet Venus is presently the brightest object in our evening skies. At 9:00 p.m. it is high in the western sky, and even more dazzlingly bright than Jupiter was a few months ago. Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love, and is known as the evening or morning star depending on when it appears. Because it is closer to the sun than we are, its orbit never takes it very high in our skies and it ducks from evening to morning appearances and back again. Venus is very close in size to Earth but is fundamentally different in many ways. First of all, its year is 225 Earth days long, and it rotates in a retrograde mannerthat is, from west to east, so the sun on Venus rises in the west. In addition, Venus rotates very slowly indeedone Venusian day is 243 Earth days long, which is longer than its year! Venus has a very thick and unpleasant atmosphere of noxious substances like carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid, and this atmosphere completes a rotation in only four Earth days winds in the upper cloud level of Venus average 230 mph. The pressure on the surface of Venus is about 90 times that of the atmosphere of Earth at sea level. The average temperature on the surface of Venus is over 900 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to melt aluminum. The reason for this extreme heat has to do with the high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Venus is suffering from a kind of runaway greenhouse effectcarbon dioxide absorbs infrared radiation from the sun, but does not let the planet radiate that heat into space, so it heats up. Doom-saying scientists believe that if we are not careful, a similar catastrophe may overwhelm the Earth if we continue to burn fossil fuels and add to the carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere. Because of the murky atmosphere on Venus we never see its surface but radar imaging has provided us with various ways of mapping it. Geological features on Venus tend to be named after famous or mythical women. Its two main continents are called Ishtar Terra (after a Mesopotamian goddess) and Aphrodite Terra (after the Greek counterpart of Venus). The Stars at Night: Venus Solomons Abaco Announces Winner Solomons Abaco in Marsh Harbour offered $200 worth of groceries to the winner of a contest sponsored by Proctor and Gamble. The contestants got coupons from Proctor and Gamble products during May and June. The name of Julie Greene from Sandy Point was drawn on July 1. Shown above is Sherry Bethel of Solomons Abaco presenting the certificate. 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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July 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 19 Regatta Time in Abaco Regatta Time in Abaco Regatta Time in Abaco Regatta Time in Abaco Regatta Time in Abaco T ShirT Shir T ShirT Shir T Shir tsts tsts ts $12$12 $12$12 $12 as long as supplies last as long as supplies last as long as supplies last as long as supplies last as long as supplies last $12$12 $12$12 $12At many shops and boutiquesBy Alice Bain Since 2000 Abaco Outback has offered a variety of kayak and nature adventure tours. From their office next to Wallys Restaurant, Erin and Ron Pagliaro organize tours show tourists and natives alike a side of Abaco that they might not otherwise get to see. One of their most popular tour is a half-day kayak trip to the mangrove creeks of the Angel Cays. This trip is either in the morning or the afternoon depending on the tide schedule and lasts about four hours. Shoving off from the launch site at Snake Cay after a short paddling tutorial, the kayaksKayaking Offers Way to See NatureKayaking is a perfect way to explore the many shallow water areas that Abaco has to offer. to enjoy the beauty and to study the abundant wildlife. head south along quiet waters in the lee of several small islands. The creek system in the Angel Cays is extensive, and the average depth is not more than a few feet. The water is crystal clear and eagle rays, nurse sharks and schools of small snapper are visible even without a snorkel mask. The mangroves are a nursery for lobster and many different species of fish, and the creek beds are thick with soft corals and gorgonians in the deep spots and turtle grass and Cassiopeia jellyfish in the shallows. Kayaks are by far the quietest mode of travel available in the creeks, giving paddlers unparalleled chances to experience wildlife of all sorts that would be scared away by the growl of an outboard engine. Cormorants, terns and herons and egrets of all descriptions nest in the tangle of mangroves and the stands of coppice that top the small islands. After a short paddle, visitors reach an area of tidal current in a cut that leads out into Abaco Sound. Each kayak is provided with a rope leash to hold onto from the water, and the kayakers don snorkel and mask to launch themselves out into the heart of the flow for a drift snorkel over a blue hole entrance. This is by far the most spectacular experience of the day, watching as the creek floor drops away and schools of angelfish and snapper circle the entrance to the underwater cavern. Green moray eels live here as well as pufferfish two feet long or more. The current slacks off after a hundred yards or so, and kayakers have the option of further snorkeling over a shallower portion of the creek bed. Abaco Outback also offers land tours to South Abaco and birding and parrot tours. A trip to Hole-in-the-Wall is available on request, and an all-day birding experience. Kayak trips are available in full-day or half-day formats. A full-day kayak trip includes lunch and drift snorkels over a second snorkeling site. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance and a two-person minimum is required for all trips (three-person minimum for full-day kayak trip). I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who voted for me to be a councillor on June 27th, 2002, in polling division #3 of Hope Town, South Abaco. I will endeavor to do my duty as required. I will be honest and fair in all decisions that I make. I will work hard for ALL people in polling division #3, Man-O-War Cay and Great Guana Cay which constitutes the Hope Town District Council. Thanks again #3.Sincerely, Ross Thompson

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Page 20 The Abaconian July 15th, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com By Hugh Cottis, Acting President Rotary Club of Abaco On June 22 the Abaco community combined their efforts in an expression of love and appreciation for a stricken brother Drexel Major. Drexel remains paralyzed below the waist following a road accident earlier this year. The fund raising event was coordinated by the Rotary Club of Abaco of which Drexel was President at the time of his injury. Being Scout Commissioner for Abaco and an Elder of the Church of Christ, these two bodies played a significant role in the days events. Cub Scouts and Red Cross members worked tirelessly alongside Rotarians. The women responsible for providing meals deserve special praise. Under the leadership of Ms. Greta Culmer an abundance of donated food was forthcoming and served by a willing team of ladies. Yet again, the Abaco business community responded with its customary generosity by the provision of raffle prizes, photocopying, tent, food items, ice and drinks. Appreciation is also given to Fr. Hepburn and the Anglican congregation for their use of their fair site. An exciting innovation was the motorcycle rides given by the local club of bikers, the Scurvy Few. In addition to the money raised by taking the young, and not so young, for a pillion ride, the Scurvy Few Club presented a cheque for $1,000 to Mrs. Margaret Major, Drexels mother. This presentation was followed by another from members of the Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church for $500. A similar amount is pledged for the near future. Donations have been received from the following: Jack Albury, Linda Wiltfang, Wallys, Zion Baptist Church of Fox Town, Capt. Gurth Dean, Forest Heights Academy, Abaco Air, Dolphin Beach Resort, Hope Town Hideaways, Sea Base. Thanks to Bellevue Business Depot for the photocopying of raffle tickets. A mini-raffle of a Stunt Bicycle donated by Mrs. Sandra Albury was won by young Randy Sawyer. On June 28 a cheque in the amount of $14,000 was presented by Ms. Joyce Coleby, Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Abaco, to Drexel at Doctors Hospital in Nassau. Winners of the Drexel raffle drawn on June 22 were the following: Two Tickets to Florida Kenneth Knowles 13" Colour TV Linda Duggan Watch Dymonique Kemp 14 K Gold Pendant Peter Williams Recliner Kendal Kemp 10 lb. Crawfish Roberto Graham Surprise Item Sue Humes $100 Gift Cert. TonyDrexel Major Benefits by $14,000Ms. Joyce Coleby presented a check for $14,000 to Drexel Major who is still in therapy in Nassau. He was badly injured in a traffic accident in January. He is still paralyzed from the waist down. Shown above, standing l. to r., is Ms. Coleby, Drexels wife Bernadette, his mother Ms. Margaret Major, and their three children. Photo by the Rotary Club Please see Drexel Page 30

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July 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 21By Alice Bain No, Im an ersatz BahamianIve lived in too many other places. Abaco has rescued me from the privations of this awful fate. Nassau taught me how to drive a car, but Abaco taught me how not to fall overboard. From the word go all my friends here had boats. The powerboaters called the sailors blow-boaters or even rag-baggers and the sailors called the powerboats stinkpots. When I was small, my uncles and cousins all had powerboats which I had been invited to bruise myself aboard intermittently during my childhood, so boating to me always meant a planing hull and two big noisy outboards on the back. Hence, the incredulity of my newfound friends. How could I attain a quarter-centurys worth of years and yet never set foot on a sailboat? All sorts of threats to take me sailing and remove my lamentable lack of nautical acumen were forthcoming, but I didnt actually get on a sailboat under way for at least a year. I remember when it finally happened. The wind was out of the east, maybe eight knots worth, and we hoisted sails and cut the engines on the way out of the harbour. There, said one of my friends, were sailing. What do you think? I thought it was quiet and very strange. Theres no noise on a sailboat apart from the waves on the hull and bits of the rigging creaking in the wind. Sailboats are quiet this might sound like a rather obvious observation, but I was used to the noise of going places. Planes and cars are noisy, even roller-skates make a racket. The wind in your ears as you bicycle makes an artificial roar. But sailboats, next to still-water kayaking, are the most silent mode of transportation I have yet encountered bar walking. In sailing its the action of traveling that matters, not the destination. Powerboaters are trying to GET SOMEWHERE, but sailors are more involved in the process of simply moving. I didnt realize how involved this process could be until I raced on the 42-foot Beneteau Further Folly in the RTIA Hope Town race. I learned three terms from powerboaters. Fuel line, throttle and trim. Sailors pepper their speech with all sorts of pithy words like boom gudgeon cleat halyard sheets shrouds bitt tack jibe and transom. To my utter surprise, by the time I set foot on Further Folly I found that I had osmotically absorbed enough terminology and practical sailing application to understand what was happening. The crew on Further Folly was tight and professional, and the sailing was very serious and technical. Ollie skippered, his son Jaimie was a grinder and on the jib, Matt was the bowman, Mark was the mast-man, Billy was another grinder also on jib trim and guy, Ken was the pit-man and Michelle was on spinnaker trim. Mark asked me what I could do. Stay out of the way and sit on the rail! I replied. Oh, I think well have you pulling in the spinnaker, he said, and I couldnt tell if he was joking or not. Me? Spinnaker? Wrestling yards and yards of sail on the bucking foredeck? It seemed unlikely. Dave eyed me from underneath the brim of a large hat. He was smearing a viscous white substance on his face. Greased up? he asked. I nodded, and indicated a bottle of Coppertone SPF 45. Good, he said, but you should put your shoes back on and youll want to get a lanyard on your glasses so they dont go overboard. Ollie kindly provided a length of nylon cord and some duct tape. This was serious! We motored out to the starting line and checked in, then cruised around checking the wind direction as the crew discussed which jib to fly. All decided, we hoisted the mainsail and joined the fleet tacking restlessly behind the line. The RTIA class started, and we hoisted the number 1 jib five minutes before the PHRF class starting gun. At the gun we were one of the first over the starting line, tacking towards the P mark off Matt Lowes Cay. As official photographer and railmeat, I managed to shoot about half a roll of film while protecting my Canon from errant waves and scooting back and forth across the deck from rail to rail as we tacked. After rounding the first mark, the spinnaker went up a little less smoothly than we might have liked but Michelle, Billy and Mark shook the hourglass out of it and we sailed a tight reach to the next mark off Scotland Cay. As we prepared to round the mark, Mark said Right, this is where Alice gets to work. I didnt even have time to wonder before I was directed down into the cabin where reams of brightly-colored spinnaker were being pushed down on top of me. Pull the sail in! yelled someone up on deck, and I did so, stifling a case of the giggles. Later, I found out that this position is known as sewer rat. Well, we won. Further Folly won the raceYou Mean Youve Never Been Sailing?VV VV V iewpointiewpoint iewpointiewpoint iewpoint S P O N S O R S S P O N S O R S S P O N S O R S S P O N S O R S Regatta Time In Abaco 2002 CommitteeMichelle Bethel Annabelle Cross Sid Dawes Jeff Gale Linda Leffler Ann McFaden Dave & Kathy Ralph Art Sands Ruth Saunders Andrea Tracey Barry Whiting Major SponsorsTodhunter Mitchell Rum Mt. Gay RumOther Sponsors Ministry of Tourism Abaco Office Harbours Edge Jib Room Nippers Bar and Grill Bristol Cellars Burns House Dinghy Tow Crew E & D Waste Dave Gale Green Turtle Club Island Marine The Moorings Panama Jack Anne Ray Rotary Club of Abaco Walter Roberts Family27 Years of promoting yachting tourismTheres plenty of action aboard a fast hot sailboat. Shown above is a grinder straining to adjust the sail on Further Folly, owned and skippered by Oliver Liddell of Nassau. Please see Sailing Page 35

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Page 22 The Abaconian July 15th, 2002 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-marketwas a lot of fun, with good serious racing in between! Its about time that some Bahamian boats showed well in the Abaco regatta. Mark Wood, the tactician on Further Folly commented, Fourth time is the charm. Finally, Ollie put it all togetherthis is a well-deserved win. The Mother Tub classes were hard fought. Sea Turtle and Sea Urchin dominated the D and E classes respectivelyboth boats garnered only five points each, indicating a win in every race. The C class was won by Tom Bells boat Whisper Three F-31 trimarans divided the spoils in the Multihull class, with Adios placing first, Training Wheels placing second, and Lucky Star placing third overall. By Alice Bain Robert Bobb Henderson on the houseboat Stranded Naked hosts a yearly party at Fiddle Cay to celebrate the beginning of Regatta Time in Abaco. On July 3 boaters and cruisers of all stripes descended on this unsuspecting and mostly deserted island to the north of Green Turtle Cay for burgers, hotdogs, fries, margaritas and Jimmy Buffett music all provided gratis by Bobb, definitely the most popular man of the hour. By noon runabouts and dinghies packed the beach and the shallow water leading off it, and the party was in full swing. The rain stayed to the south, the food line wound sinuously through the casuarina thickets and merrymakers romped through sand and surf brandishing burgers and official yellow plastic Stranded Naked cups full of lethal limetequila concoction. Stranded Naked herself is a large, boxy green houseboat with an official palm tree logo painted conspicuously on her side. Bobb ushered me aboard to give me a tour of the floating residence, a large part of the decor of which is dedicated to past Stranded Naked celebrations. The ceiling of the main salon is laminated with photographs of previous shindigs. An entire two foot by four foot section is devoted to The Man Jimmy Buffett himself the most missed guest at Stranded Naked parties, who has been invited every year but has yet to show up. Bobb is a parrothead par extraordinaire, and for this particular bash was sporting an extremely vibrant pair of jungle-and-parrot patterned shorts. In fact, Bobb has just launched a line of Stranded Naked brand tropical sportswear, of which these fluorescently vivid shorts are presumably a representation. Later on in the afternoon four nubile, tan young women were trotted out of the houseboat to model examples of the new swim wear line, rendered in colors that made even Bobbs shorts look drab. Bobb pressed into my hand a flyer containing answers to the sixteen most asked questions about Stranded Naked and a couple of business cards, then romped back up the beach to finish preparations for proposing to his girlfriend Patricia, whom he met in Brazil. The flyer (printed, of course, on hot pink paper) indicates that the houseboat was brought over from Florida, came across the Gulf Stream in complete calm and took about 15 hours to make it to West End, Grand Bahama. Up on the beach, Patricia found a diamond ring at the bottom of a cup of margarita and accepted Bobbs proposal of marriage with an impressive emotional display. The crowd roared its approval, and everyone went back to drinking. Bobb claims that Stranded Naked is in her lucky 13th year of Fiddle Cay parties, although independent (but unverifiable) sources place the vintage at more like four or five years. Bobb himself is an airline pi-Parties Are Part of the Regatta Fun NewsFrom Page 2 lot. He worked for Eastern and Pan Am before finally ending up flying a cargo 747 for a company named Polar Air Cargo. Stranded Naked was beached in Hurricane Floyd, and Bobb proudly shows photos of the feats of engineering required to refloat her. Most of the year she resides at the Other Shore Club dock in Green Turtle Cay, but Bobb brings her out to promote the Regatta. I love sailing, I love the water, and I like to see everyone having a good time, says Bobb. Theres nothing better than Jimmy Buffett music on the beach, and a cheeseburger party in paradise. Parties and shore activities are an important part of Regatta Time in Abaco. Shown above above is the crew of one of the overall winners, the boat Further Folly, skippered by Oliver Liddell of Nassau. Most of the trophies are bronze sculptures created by Pete Johnston of Johnston Studios of Little Harbour. Two overall trophies were original water color paintings by Anne Ray. The sailors appreciate the novel trophies and value them for their art as well as for the competition they won. Stop in and see our fine selection ofWines, Spirits & Beers Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure Cay Open Monday Saturday 9 am 6 pmPh: 367-2180 Fax: 367-5241 A premium lager beer from Belgium It Pays toAdvertise

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July 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 23 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 August 2001 Rotary Has Hand-Over NightBy Rotary The July 1st meeting at Anglers Restaurant marked the end of another Rotary year. On this occasion out-going Acting President Hugh Cottis provided. a summary of the clubs achievements during the year, a period marked by the tragic accident that left President Drexel Major paralyzed. In his remarks Mr. Cottis called for greater commitment to service from members. Rotary has a commendable record for improving in the quality of life for many disadvantaged persons both locally and throughout the world and in the pursuit of peace and understanding among nations. During the past year the club has repaired or replaced two gazebos visited daily by visitor and resident alike. Young people have benefitted from funds that have allowed them to continue their studies, one in art and two in marine biology. Three persons have received assistance with medical expenses, the last being our President Drexel. At Christmas the Clubs tradition of providing food parcels for the indigent continued and was supplemented this year by support for the Scurvy Fews Toys for Tots drive. Two new activities took place this year, Club Newsboth of which were designed as fund raisers, that would allow the club to continue community projects. A Valentine ball and a golf tournament were both successful and will become annual events. A horticultural show and a schools speech competition were also staged and continue a tradition in these activities. The summary of service ended with congratulations to those members who worked to make the recent Drexel Major Fair such a success. Abaconians from all walks of life supported this event which resulted in a cheque for $14.000 being handed to Drexel to meet some of his expenses in this time of need. In-coming President Barry Whiting said he hoped to continue with those Rotary activities that had proved popular in the past and also revive the Road Race that once enjoyed wide support. He called for the clubs full cooperation and backing for his Board which comprises the following: President Barry Whiting V.P./Pres. Elect Mike Malone Past Pres. Hugh Cottis Secretary Vanria Lightbourne Treasurer Joyce Coleby Director Debbie Malone Director Gentry Morris Director Denise Archer Director Kevin Sterling Sgt. at Arms Reg Patterson The meeting concluded with renditions by the gospel a capella group Jesus which were well received by club members and visitors alike.Pilots Install New PresidentOn June 22 Ms. Joyce Coleby was officially installed as the President of the Pilot Club of Abaco 2002-2003. The installation took place at Mackerels Restaurant in Dundas Town. The chosen theme for her year of service is Embracing the Challenges Ms. Coleby along with several other club members will attend the international convention to be in Toronto, Canada on July 10-13. Ms. Joyce Coleby was installed as the new President of the Pilot Club of Abaco. Photo by the Pilot Club studying music at Florida Memorial College with a full scholarship, Sharell Carey on a full tennis scholarship from Georgia Middle College, La Kendria Lightbourne studying nursing at Florida Metropolitan Hospital School, Devaughan Edgecombe, who has received $3000 in aid from Palm Beach Atlantic College and will study accounting at Palm Beach Atlantic College, Shamika White attending Palm Beach Atlantic College and Veronica Nairn attending either the College of the Bahamas or Barry University in Miami. Other students are waiting to hear from Bahamas Baptist College and Success Training College.S.C. Bootle High SchoolThe following items are needed for all 7th grade students entering S.C. Bootle High School. Dictionary and Spanish English Dictionary The Bahamas by J. Berryman Making of The Bahamas by Cash, Maples, Packett Pens, pencils and coloring pencils Ruler and geometry set Paper, glue, Paper hole puncher Folder sheets, 10 folders assorted colours with three clips and pockets Two black and white composition books Proper uniforms. P.E. kit available at the school for $25 Tennis shoes for PE Jackets or sweaters with no stripes, multicolours or writing SchoolFrom Page 13

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Page 24 The Abaconian July 15th, 2002 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 thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 CRACRA CRACRA CRA WFISH SEASON SPECIALS WFISH SEASON SPECIALS WFISH SEASON SPECIALS WFISH SEASON SPECIALS WFISH SEASON SPECIALSStop in and check out Abacos Largest Marine StoreB & D MarineAnchors Rope Marine Hardware Filters Repair Materials Paints Polyester & Epoxy Resins Spears Fins Masks Wet Suits Gloves VHF Radios Antennas Your One Stop Marine ShopAt the Traffic Light in Marsh Harbour 367-2622 A number of factors can contribute to increased electricity costs when using water heaters and washers and dryers from the improper use of wash cycles to overloading the dryer. These tips will help you save energy/$ave money.Lower the temperature of your water heater. A 10 degree F reduction in temperature can save about 13 per cent of your water heating costs. Do not over dry or overload the dryer. They both waste energy. Line-dry clothes when weather permits. This cuts down on energy costs. Combine loads whenever possible. Washing two small loads uses almost twice as much energy as combining them into one full load. Vent your dryer to the outside. This prevents the build-up of moisture and heat inside. And eliminate warm rinse cycles. Cold water rinses just as effectively as warm water and will lead to reduced energy costs. Remember: Wise use of your appliances can add up to significant savings for the nation and you, the consumer. Delivering A Safe, Reliable Supply Of Electricity To All Of Our Customers! Zion Moving Forward to a Higher LevelBy Anita Rolle June 30 marked a very special day in the lives of many affiliated with the Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town as three of the Chruch Newschurch leaders were ordained to the religious ministry before a large gathering of family members and supporters. Installed and Commissioned to the office of Assistant Pastor was Rev. Christopher R. Dean. Rev. Dean is the son of Mr. Joseph Dean and Ms. Alice Morley of Dundas Town, Abaco. He became active in the Youth Department of Zion Baptist. Mr. Dean was appointed as Deacon, Youth Minister, and ordained to the Ministry in 1993 as an Associate Minister. Installed and commissioned as Deacon was Mr. Everette D. Strachan. In 2001 he was appointed Deacon in Training. He is President of the Mens Fellowship and is employed by BEC as Office Manager. Ordained to the Ministry as Youth Pastor was Leroy Thompson. Pastor Thompson from Fox Town began teaching at the youthful age of thirteen. Mr. Thompson was commissioned Deacon of Zion Baptist Church and later appointed Youth Pastor. He has touched numerous lives throughout the Bahamas. Executing the installations, commissions and ordination was Bishop Samuel R. Green, President of the Bahamas Christian Council and General Superintendent of Zion United Baptist Convention. Bishop Green challenged the three men to take full advantage of Gods calling on their lives and continue winning souls for Christ. Senior Pastor of Zion Baptist Church, Rev. Alphonso B. Lewis, declared it was a day of celebration, challenging the ordinates to remain focused and reminded them that being called by God demands faithfulness, courage, and strength. The Church of God of Prophecy in Dundas Town held a conference on June 28-30. On June 29 they formed a parade which included a brass band shown above that came from Nassau. They were on their way to Crossing Beach for a baptism.

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July 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 25 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 Hwy ............. 367-5331 Hope Town Abaco Inn..................... $$$............. 366-0133 Boat House .....................$$ ............. 366-0065 Capn Jacks...................... $............. 366-0247 Club Soleil.................... $$$............. 366-0003 Harbours Edge ..............$$ ............. 366-0087 Hollywood Temptations H T Harbour Lodge .........$$ ............. 366-0095 Munchies ..........................$ .....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$ .........366-0062 Man-O-War Pavilion........ .....................$ ............. 365-6185 Hibiscus............................................. 365-6380 Guana Cay Coco Paradise ...................................365-5197 Guana Seaside............. $$$............. 365-5106 Nippers .........................$$$ ............. 365-5143 Mermaid Cafe ...............$$$ ............. 365-5137 Orchard Bay Treasure Cay Florences Cafe ................$ Harbour Cafe.................... $............. 365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$ ............. 365-8648 Island Boil & Sports Bar ..$$ ............. 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 26 The Abaconian July 15th, 2002By Dr. Barnyard Warrant Issued for Dr. Canards Arrest Prosecutors in the Little Harbour Buster murder trial suffered another setback when Judge Judy issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Little Harbour medical examiner, Dr. Canard. The examiner, in the company of chief prosecutor Au Brie Clarque III esq., went missing with murder victim Duckies corpse. Later discovered in Exuma, where not so coincidentally, a Regatta was being held, Canard claimed to be having Duckies corpse Exumad. How a medical examiner could be unfamiliar with the term exhumed has again raised doubts regarding the quack psychiatrists competence. Not surprisingly, the medical examiner and Clarque were found attending another Regatta on Guana Cay last week. Speaking to reporters at Nippers, Canard denied allegations that he was on the lam, The one about the goat isnt true either, he added. Canard stated his responsibilities as the physician to the Little Harbour drinking team. The Blasters prevented him from returning to the trial at the Petes Pub courtroom. I took the Hippocritical oath. I have an obligation to these guys. These players livers are in my hands.Wearing the team uniform emblazoned with the drinking team motto Rehab Is for Quiters. the doctor went on to say that the team had been training daily for the Regatta drinking championship. The team members rigorous and punishing daily regimen starts at the crack of dawn with Bloody Mary warm-ups leading into the Kalik marathon which continues until the happy hour Anejo and Coke sprints. This is followed by the grueling nite time Blaster obstacle course with the Frangelico cool down laps ending the day. The Little Harbour Blasters frequently criticized for being a professional team, won a quick victory over the Guana drinking team The Trippers Recruited from some of the best rehab centers including Betty Ford and Cottonwood, the Little Harbour Blasters have become legendary in their ability to battle sobriety and family court ordered interventions. Accepting the trophy mug and the grand prize, a Mayo Clinic liver transplant, the Blasters team captains speech was unintelligible but mercifully brief. Regatta officials looked puzzled when queried about the results of the sailboat regatta. Not enough wind in July to move a sailboat, remarked one official. Live entertainment was offered on the return ferry rides to Marsh Harbour with performances often continuing at the Bistro. Judge Judy, upon hearing of Canards presence at yet another Regatta, handed the arrest warrant to Little Harbour Police Chief Jimmy Lawe demanding, I want Canards carcass and Duckies corpse in this court within 24 hours!Buster Trial Continuescabin so closely resembled the interior of a minivan, I kept unconsciously looking for the road, the landscape going by outside and the rearview mirror. How can the pilot see where hes going? He has no mirrors!This state of affairs persisted for about two years until one morning I was taking a flight down to Nassau on a plane that had been chartered for a return. I was the only passenger. On a mad whim I asked the pilot if I could sit next to him in the copilots seat instead of in the rear of the plane (I think this was motivated by the prospect of being closer to the exit). The morning was calm with tiny squally showers falling from tall cumulus stacks. We took off into air that was about as serene as it ever seems in a little plane with minimal bumping and swaying.Once we got up to our cruising altitude, I noticed something wonderful. My fear had vanished! I was flying in a little plane, and LOVING it! As the rain fell through the slanting morning sun, each little shower was trimmed with rainbows. It was stunningly beautiful. For the next few months I flew in the copilots seat whenever it was possible, and my phobia was miraculously cured. I have now re-graduated to the rear seats again and have attained a certain level of confidence. My little plane checklist includes earplugs, strong mint gum, a small bottle of water, a funny book (a must during turbulence) and extra socks in case my feet get cold. I look with pity on the poor schmuck in the seat next to me whos turning green in the face and say, Dont fly so well, eh? I know hed love to punch me, but hes too afraid to let go of the armrests. Little PlanesFrom Page 8 Our new GYM is NOW OPEN Yoga & Aerobics Free weights Instructor-led classes Strength stationsOpen 6 Days a Week Closed Sunday Mon Fri 6 am 8 pm Saturday 7 am 1:30 pm Call 367-5939 Memorial Plaza, Marsh HarbourSpecial Summer Rate$59 per monthJune, July & August (Normally $65) 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 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. 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July 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 27 P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamas Phone:(242) 365-8061 Cell:(242) 375-8645 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 are also available 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 two-bedroom 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.Price: $3.8 million (includes all fees) Visit our website at: www.billhertz.com Coming to Marsh Harbour? Need to rent a car for a day?Rental Wheels across from Boat HarbourTel: 367-4643 ENQUIRE ABOUT OUR RATES Attention Outer Cay Residents From Orlando Sanford Airport Scheduled round trip flights to Tallahassee (Monday through Thursday) Call for Quotes Charters for up to eight passengers anywhere in the Southeast and BahamasOffice Hours: Monday thru Friday 9am 3pm Call: 800-849-6999 Fax: 904-829-9560 Location: Orlando Sanford Airport Sanford, FL 32773 Email: OrlandoAirLink@aol.com Corner 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 367-2250John O.G. Buck Hall, 62 passed away on July 4 in Nassau after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on July 7, 1939 to Eugene and Myrtle Hall. A graveside service was held in Marsh Harbour on July 13 officiated by Bro. Robbie Higgs and Pastor David Cartwright. Burial was in the Marsh Harbour Public Cemetery. Mr. Hall was predecased by his parents, Eugene and Myrtle Hall, his sister Ruby and his brother Rollie. He is survived by his sons John and Stephan; grandchildren Jamie and Josh; brothers Al, Jim, Evan and Ossie; sisters Dorothea Hall, Beatrice Sands and Geanette Albury; brothers-in-law Tony Sands and Lonnie Albury; sisters-in-law Cynthia, Doris, Juanita and Sue; nieces Kristi Wong, Lonnette and Fallon Albury, Misty Hall, Angel Weech and Jessie Hall; nephews David, Ricky, Luke and Austin Hall and Cameron Knowles, nephew-in-law Jeremy Wong; niece-in-law Gina Knowles; grandnieces Kiana and Taylor Hall; grandnephews Joshua and Gabriel Wong and Zachary Knowles and many other relatives and friends. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. The funeral service for Deborah Ernestine Campbell, 48, was held in Nassau on July 13 in a service officated by Rev. J. Emmette Weir and Rev. Carl Campbell. Burial was in Nassau. She was predeceased by her father Peter Campbell and is survived by her mother Gleaka Campbell. Other relatives include siblings Nadeen Beneby, husband Basil and children Philippa, Brian and Carol McIntosh and husband Stavros; Brenda Simms, husband Kirk, children Brickell, husband Simeon Pinder, children Inga and Natasha and her husband Ashley Gibson; Patricia Campbell; Lambert, his wife Margaret, their children Erica and her husband Anton Minnis; Diedrie and her husband Dale Andrews, Davin and Sharad Campbell; Wesley and wife Dr. Susana Campbell, children Felicia, Julian, Wesley, Lesley and Celia; Eleanor Campbell; Rev. Carl Campbell; Peter Campbell, his wife Nicole, their children Kristian and Kristi; MoniqueObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies of Ries of R ies of Ries of R ies of R elativelativ elativelativ elativ es and Fes and F es and Fes and F es and F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iendsGlinton, her children Christopher and Yasmin Glinton; Rosamund Carey, her husband Derek, their children Adrian, Derek, Daniel, Deron and Dimitri Carey; grandnieces and grandnephews; cousins; and many other relatives and friends. John Buck HallAds inThe AbaconianBring Results

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Page 28 The Abaconian July 15th, 2002 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 3 bath 15 ft. wide slip$266,000 Phase II 3 bed / 3 bath 12 ft. wide slip $266,000 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg. 3 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip$182,000 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 $113,000 Marina View 1 bed / 1 bathbeginning at $78,000 2 bed / 1 bath beginning at $121,000 VILLAS 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 $151,250 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 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 Seaclusion Ocean front CBS house, 2 bed / 2 bath plus detached 20 x 30 2-car garage with extra bath. House has wonderful view as well as prevailing tradewinds $800,000 LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Blue House One-of-a-kind beach front home designed by the Architect / Owner for family and beach living. 5 bed / 4 bath large living / dining area with modern kitchen, wrap-around deck. Many many extra featues. $2,100,000Treasure 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 SOLDVACANT LOTS AVALABLE Windward Beach / Oceanfront beginning at $150,000 Canal Frontbeginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interiorbeginning at $25,000 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 vacation I would like to address these few words to the PLP candidate for the South Abaco constituency in the recent general elections. Sir, it has always been the policy of the PLP party to reward long time dedicated and faithful service to the party. However, during the campaigning for the recent general election you introduced someone you called your five star general. Sir, I have to ask is that the new way of your party? Or did you open your mouth before your brain was engaged? You see, sir, there are no five star generals in the Bahamas. All of those dedicated police officers who have been on our police force all of their adult life, not one of the them was ever made a general. So how you can make someone who has never supported your party a five star general is incomprehensive. One thing more before I close, sir, and that is that you had better learn to control your temper or get out of politics. Jim Hall.Why Isnt Spring City Represented?Dear Editor Its now time for Abaconians to move on and stop being angry with one another about the local government candidates. We as a people need to look at the wide scope of things and stop being petty. We all need to look out for all the needs of Abaco, the young and old, white and black, and make sure that everyone is treated fairly. If this type of atmosphere can be felt by all, I am sure that we will grow great together. Another point of concern is the fact that there are four districts in Central Abaco besides the cays and three of them will be represented at Council level. My question is: Why cant Spring City have at least one there? Marsh Harbour Council members have their hands full just dealing with their area. I feel that it would be fair to let Spring City send one of their candidates up top because they know Spring City better than all of us who are looking in. I am sure that the next incoming Council of Abaco will make sure that when all the towns have selected their Council members, they would also include Spring City. There are nine members on Council now. Question: Why cant one more be added? I am sure that this would change in the future and I know that the fine people of Spring City would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely yours, Wayne BastianNo More FearDear Editor, I am terrified of dentists and I know many people who share this fear. Most wont admit it, especially us macho guys. As a result of this, we put off making regular dental appointments and suffer tooth loss and pain. I kept kidding myself and said that when I get to the US, Ill make an appointment. Yet I never got around to it. Finally, because of pain I was forced to make an appointment with a local dentist in Marsh Harbour. I dreaded it for two reasons: number one, I am a chicken and number two I was not at all confident of what quality treatment I would get. Would the equipment be old and outdated? What kind of training would the dentist have? What a surprise when I walked into a very modern office, was greeted by the receptionist and ushered into a room with music and one that obviously had the most up-to-date equipment available. When Therese Bonamy, the dentist, introduced herself, she could see that I was very apprehensive. I now know, after five or six visits to the Agape Family Dental Clinic that I had no reason to be fearful. There is no pain. 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July 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 29 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. 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"The reason Im writing this letter is to try to let people know that they can and should see a dentist on a regular basis and it doesnt hurt! One more thing I found out was that dental work is actually less costly in the Bahamas than it is in the United States. Dan McCullyIs It Positive?Dear Sir, Govnor, please allow me a little space again in your much read paper, when available, to share a few thoughts with you and The Abaconian readers and to analyze and critique Marsh Harbour generally and letters to the Editor by others and myself, not persons by name or by malicious words of anger, except perhaps questionable intent by some person whether positive or negative. If I may borrow a phrase from a cousin at Solomons Wholesale who usually asks me when I start to speak to him, Is it positive? (Smile.) Some people dont want any criticism. How would many things change for better without criticism sometimes or, sad to say or write, even some violence? We need to face reality, as hard as it is sometimes. So nice when all can run smoothly. Amen. Ive observed many Letters to the Editor some complimenting others and congratulating some and some to sympathize with them due to some trouble, death, etc. But others, ah, Lord! To tear each other down or even to accuse and offend groups of people whether rightly or wrongly. Lets really try to use the good services of newspapers (and radio) more wisely and constructively in the future, I humbly ask Abaco people and others. Yes, I take up much space and time but I hope the result will be worth it. Recently, one preacher said that it seemed that I wrote to put something in the paper. You know, he is right. But I didnt do it to flatter him. Hee Hee! I heard one lady, a nice American Abaco resident who serves this community, thus Abaco Island, say or comment that a letter recently by someone at a Christian school, whether the principal or some other teacher, referring to stray dogs being put to sleep, as they and others put it. Do those children know that sleep means death, or are they deceiving the children, implying that if Rover or Shaggy was a good doggie, he or she would have part in the rapture of the righteous humans. Say what? Serious thing! I would have thought they would have been more thoughtful not to offend those who are Abaco friends to animals and also or especially their Disney Mickey Mouse, Minnie and Goofy, etc. friends. Seems they are animal friendly, at least to make big money and influence the unsuspecting, blind people of the world. Satan and deceit come in all colors, shapes and sizes, come in pretty wrapping, too, with magic. They know children go for that. Seems most parents today buy most anything for children. Apparently, Disney land/ World does not recognize God or Christian values. Instead of putting unwanted animals stomachs to sleep, why cant the rich people in Marsh Harbour perform a small miracle and feed one thousand. If they cant, five K people. Some would rather spend money for radio ads, programs, regattas, fireworks, etc. than for needy people. Publicity you know. Talk too much and write. Lee does not want too much of it. Remember the story with a message that I shared that Mrs. Spicer, bless her, shared with me about the cold bird that fell in warm dung, was warmed but opened its mouth to sing, I mean chirp. Kitty heard and ate the bird. So some that drop stink on us sometimes are still far more a real friend than those who want us clean. Are you helping to feed or fight the monster? Think! Thank you, Yours, Lee LoweEd. We do not publish letters we receive that are not signed. However, if you wish your letter to appear in print, you must identify yourself to us. We will keep your name completely confidential if requested. There is no charge for publishing these letters. The opinions expressed in them are those of the writer and are not necessarily those of this editors of the paper. Recently we received a letter in the mail with an enclosure. We will be pleased to print the letter in the August 1st issue if we know who wrote it. If we do not hear from anyone, we will hold the enclosure for one month, then pass it on to Citizens Against Crime. LettersFrom Page 28Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor 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 Abaco 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 Cherokee Sound 3/1 home, in town, private patio. furnished. Call for more details. Great Abaco Club best site line available. $229,500 Green Turtle Cay various lots available. Prices start as low as $55,000 Green Turtle Cay deep water lot located on picturesque Black Sound. 100' x 435' $300,000 Green Turtle Cay 2 interior lots on Coco Bay. $25,000 each Green Turtle Cay 6 acres of gorgeous beach front property perfect for a small resort or luxurious estate. Guana Cay 3/2 new home, ocean views, spacious decking, downstairs could be an apartment. $355,000 Guana Cay 18,000 square foot elevated lot with sea views and deeded dock slip on protected Boat Harbour. $90,000 Hope Town interior lot 10,000+ sq. ft. $65,000 Hope Town harbour front restaurant w/ residence. Call for more details Lubbers 2 adjacent interior lots, best prices available. $44,000 and $49,000 Lucayos 10,000+ square foot lot, sea views, lush vegetation, private and quiet area of Hope Town. $99,000 Man-O-War vacant lot 72 x 75, near ocean, cleared and ready for building. $110,000 Man-O-War Cay 1/1 cottage in picturesque community, features extra sleeping loft, newly renovated interior, close to amenities. $140,500 Man-O-War Cay 1 bed, 1 bath house located centrally in Man-O-War. Close to all conveniences, short walking distance to a beach. Ideal for a vacation cottage. $159,000 Marsh Harbour 3/2 home in Cove Estates, central A/C, self contained apartment, offered furnished. REDUCED $399,000 Marsh Harbour 3/2 home in Cove Estates, landscaped, furnished, ready to move in $233,000 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 Treasure Cay Fabulous location, Leeward Beach, 3/3 beach front home, extensive beach decking, untouchable views. $2,450,000 Guana Cay gorgeous beach front property available close to town. Magnificent white beach. Approx. 70 x 250 $240,000 Royal Harbour harbour front property, dock slip, desired area, approx 18,000 plus sq. ft. $25,0,000 Hope Town 3/2 home, sea views, extensive decking, immaculate condition, central A/C $400,000 Casuarina Point 3/1, separate boat house, double canal front lot, wants offers $299,000 Sandy Point 50 acres of vacant property available, water front, great for development $1,000,000 Great Abaco Club 3/2 home furnished in upscale development, central A/C, outside decking, 2 dock slips, perfect condition $585,000 More Fine Homes and Properties

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Page 30 The Abaconian July 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 CHEROKEE AIRCharter Service Flights to all points in the Bahamas and FloridaP.O. Box AB-20485 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas 242-367-2089 242-367-2613 242-367-2530Call us for rates Regattas 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 apartment in convenient location. Asking $280,000. Also available ground floor condo, ready to move in at $199,900 unfurnished. Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores waterfront 3 bed, 2 bath fully furnished 3,200 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 waterfront lot in very desirable residential area minutes from downtown Marsh Harbour, all utilities available, and 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 HARBOURLeslie A. Pinder Sharon E. Pinder Tel: 242-367-5046 Fax: 242-367-5045 email: leslie.p@abacoinet.comwww.damianos.comELBOW CAY & HOPE TOWNKerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 email: kerry@abacoinet.comwww.damianos.comMarsh 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. Marsh Harbour High Rock Area -Charming and well-kept 3 bed 2 bath 1,700 sq. ft. home on 124' x 125'. enclosed lot. With all the modern conveniences this house features a family room, tiled floors, new kitchen, large master bedroom, heated swimming pool and sundecks, central air, tropical 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 information. Fast Food Restaurant situated in down town Marsh Harbour. Excellent location, reasonable business hours, great return on investment. Call for further information. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 3 bedrooms, master spa bath and family bath. Concrete construction, fully furnished and equipped. Features vaulted ceiling, full-length covered terrace with secure deepwater dockage, finger and lie-along. On-site maintenance, gated and private. Beach Club privileges, good rental record. Call for info. Hope Town Bellfree North End turnkey 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. Elbow Cay Oceanview 2,500 sq. ft. 4 bed, 3 bath beachfront home with 3/4 acres of land. Very private and fully landscaped. Fully furnished. $1,425,000. Hope Town Club Soliel Hotel, restaurant, marina on 1.75 acres; 320 feet harbourfront. $2,990,000. Elbow Cay 1/2 acre building site on North End. Wooded area. Sandy beach. $114,000. Lubbers Quarters Abaco Ocean Club, lot #65. 12,326 sq. ft. beautiful hillside building site. $55,000. Elbow Cay Coconut Cottage Adorable 1,000 sq. ft., 2 bed 2 bath Colonial cottage with beautiful view of t he Atlantic Ocean. Across the road from a lovely sandy beach and close to town. Tastefully decorated, fully furnished. Detached garage. $415,000. Elbow Cay Dorros Cove- Summer Winds Cheerful three bed, two bath oceanfront house in Dorros Cove, Abaco. Features include central A/C, pool, water maker, generator, close proximity to Tahiti Beach and a two car garage. This property includes a dock slip and is a turn key deal. For sale at $1,470,000. Tilloo Cay Choice property with excellent views and deep water access, some water front. Starting at $75,000. ASK ABOUT OUR BUYER AND SELLER SERVICE PACKAGES NEW LISTINGS MARSH HARBOUR LISTINGS ELBOW CAY/LUBBERS/TILLOO For the Best in Service and Local KnowledgeWe Offer Buyers Consultation Sessions Buyers Guarantee Service Packages 57 Years of Experience Call Leslie or Sharon Pinder 242-367-5046 Call Kerry Sullivan 242-366-0040 Congratulations to the new Council.School Trip Makes MemoriesThe upper grades traveled to Nassau on May 30 and returned on June 1. Students Tad Sands, Chris Weatherford, Gabriella Manni, Adrianna Phillpot, Hilarry Roberts, Cassie Albury and chaperones Larry Elkins, teacher, George Phillpot, Brenda Sands, Jan Manni and Pat Elkins were able to participate in this special field trip.Thursday was spent touring downtown Nassau which included the Pirate Museum, the Straw Market and the offices of Parliament and the Senate. One of the students, Tad Sands, was thrilled to see where his uncle, Robert Sweeting, MP for South Abaco, sat in the impressive chambers. A trip to Fort Montagu rounded out the day. Friday was spent touring Atlantis on Paradise Island. The morning hours were filled with a walking tour of the aquariums and pools. In the afternoon the students enjoyed the many activities at the water park. Thursday evening the Jungle Bus the took the group to the Adventure Learning Center. The petting zoo and other animal exhibits were popular, but the highlight of the evening was the show in the planetarium. Constellations and planets could be seen on the darkened ceiling designed especially for the projection of our galaxy. What an aweCaysFrom Page 6 some experience for the children to see how small we are in Gods scheme of things.Saturday saw the children on Bay Street and visits to the Water Tower, the Queens Staircase and Fort Fincastle. Marathon Mall was next with Ardastra Gardens the last stop of the day. The children fed lorikeets, marched with flamingos and toured the grounds of this lovely zoological park. Then it was to the airport and home to Man-O-War.Awards CeremonyAwards were presented to students of Man-O-War School on June 26. After students presented poetry readings, Principal Kellie Janes recognized volunteers to the school with Certificates of Appreciation. The first time recipient of the Lorraine Lee Scholarship was announced. Pending appropriate paperwork, Marsha Sands was awarded this scholarship funded by a benefactor in Loraine Lees name and administered by the Marin Foundation. It has become a tradition for students to receive an award remembering the funny little things they say or do during the year. These awards have become known as the Dubious Achievement Awards and each student receives one. For example, Allie Phillpot received the Good Glue Award because of her explanation of why Man-OWar would not tip over if all the residents decided to go to the beach at the same time. Chris Weatherford received the Cartoon Network Award for his ability to talk inBennett Microwave Oven Vernette Parker Diawa Spinning Reel Don Cash Toaster Oven Weldon Boudoir Linens Susan Parotti George Forman GrillMama Ferguson Rooster Clock Velma Strachan Non-alcoholic Champagne Donna Albury $40 Gift Cert. Sherina Thompson Mens Fragrance Set Kobe Murray $30 Gift Cert. Lori Thompson $30 Gift Cert. Steven Chew Ladies Wallet Ritchie Albury $25 Gift Cert. Audrey Malone A Month-Abaco Fitness P. Firestone Two Lunches, Wa llysMarjorie Dodge Two Lunches, Mangoes Ellie Mitchell Two Lunches, Dolphin Resort Amber Wilmore Two Lunches, Sapodillys Davaughan Seymour Two Lunches, Lazy Parrot Craig Bailey Certificates by which winners may claim their prizes may be collected from Ms. Sandra Alburys office next door to Dougs Place in Marsh Harbour. Identification will be required. DrexelFrom Page 20 cessantly like Jabber Jaws.On a more serious note Certificates of Merit were presented as follows: Most Consistent, Gabrielle Manni; Most Friendly, Kyle Hoard; citizenship, Max Mossberg; Most Enthusiastic Helper, Marquis Knowles; Most Promising Writer, Adrianna Phillpot; Always Completes Assignments, Cathy Weatherford; Hardest Worker, Allie Phillpot; Most Giving, Candace Malone; Most Musically Inclined, Michael Albury; Most Prolific Reader, Meredith Albury; Most Athletic, Tad Sands; Best Dressed, Cassie Albury; Most Enthusiastic Speaker, Hannah Mossberg; Most Budding Artist, Eric Sands; Most Promising Actress, Nikita Albury; Best Researcher, Chris Weatherford; Most Budding Scientist, Andrew Janes; and Best Participation, Hilarry Roberts.Achievement Awards were presented to: Eric Sands, Math Whiz; Gabrielle Manni, Best Foreign Language Skills; Michael Albury, Best Speller; Hilarry Roberts, Best Attendance; RK Trophy grades 1-4 Andrew Janes; RK Trophy grades 5-7, Candace Malone; Amber Bethel Memorial Religious Living Award, Allie Phillpot; Best Girl, Gabrielle Manni; Highest GPA grades 1-2, Allie Phillpot; Junior Arthur Hansen Highest GPA grades 3-4, Max Mossberg; Arthur Hansen Highest GPA, grades 5-7, Gabrielle Manni. Congratulations to all the students and good luck our departing students: Nikita Albury, Hilarry Roberts, Chris Weatherford, Candace Malone and Gabrielle Manni.

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Home Private well protected Boat slip Furnished # AB 0068 $575,000. Elbow Cay North End "Silver Butte" 2 bedroom 2 bath Home almost 1/2 Acre, 130' of Beach-front on beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. Superb Breezes and Ocean Views Furnished # AB 0070 $988,235. Elbow Cay Lucayos "Yellow Jack" 2 bedroom 2 bath home plus efficiency downstairs 1/4 Acre Fabulous Sea of Abaco Views. Furnished # 3709 UNDER CONTRACTElbow Cay White Sound Area 6.13 Fabulous Acres perfect for development or elegant estate # 3697 $1,820,000.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. # AB 0025 $349,900. 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 -104' x 80' Building site # 3619 $86,000. 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 Coco Bay Beautiful 2.68 acre building site. seato-sea, between Coco Bay and the Ocean. Good elevations for spectacular views Dock. Fabulous beaches on sound and ocean. #AB 5067 $650,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Area 1 Acre 140' x 300' Ocean Beachfront Building Site super views. #AB 5113 $275,000. 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 $945,000Little Harbour "Down the Way" 3 bedroom 3 bath home -530' of harbour frontage over 3/4 Acre Solar Electric with generator back up Boat House/Workshop 2 Garages 2 1/2 private docks boat Lift Furnished # AB 0065 $1,494,000. 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 UNDER CONTRACT. Man-O-War Cay "Outrageous" 4 bedroom 31/2 bath home. Furnished, Beach Access, Ocean View, Semi-Private Dock. # 2899 $875,000.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 Pelican Shores "Pelican Point" 3 bedroom, 3 bath home A Marsh Harbour Landmark 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment on 2 Acresover 1,000' of water-frontage private dock with boat lift Fabulous Views of the Harbour & Sea of Abaco furnished #AB 0067 Price Upon Request. Marsh Harbour Cove Estates "Laura's Hideaway" Duplex 100' x 100' lot 2 2 bedroon, 1 bath apartments plus efficiency great location and rental income furnished # AB 0044 $228,000 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 Great Abaco Club "Spinnaker Reach" 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths 1,300 sq.ft. Private slips for 50' & 25' boats. AB 0069 $525,000. Sand Banks Creek 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.South Abaco Old Kerr's 24.69 acres 327 ft. magnificent sandy beach front. 1/2 hour from Marsh Harbour. Suitable for construction of cottages or small resort #AB 5104 $222,000. Treasure Cay "Honey's Home" Windward Beach Road 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home 2/3 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock with Boat Lift Great Canal and Sea of Abaco Views. Furnished #AB 0066$765,000.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 . "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.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.comJohn CashEstate Agent Treasure Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 e.mail: jic@oii.netRoscoe Thompson, IIISales Assistant Elbow Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 366-0665 e.mail: roscoe@hgchristie.comCay had 46 boats and the first leg at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour had over 60 boats.Channel 12 Is ComingBy Isobel Sherman Channel 12, the Community Channel on CentralFrom Page 7 the students field trip to Nassau, but this is the only fund raising event that the school has had for its own needs this year. Michelle Lowe, Headmistress of Cherokee All-Age Elementary School, the mothers and members of the PTA would like to thank everyone who supported and participated in both the Fun Day and the CookOut. The final figure raised was $1,800. This is just one more way that we are helping ourselves, our school and our community.Vacation TimeAs usual Cherokee has lots of visitors this time of the year, and, therefore, more children playing and riding their bikes, more tourists and old people out for an evenings stroll and a lot more cars. It cannot be emphasized to often when it comes to our narrow roads, everyone needs to be more cautious walkers, bikers and drivers.Shelter Management Workshops Were HeldBy Isobel Sherman Mr. Serone Kennedy, Chairman of the Abaco Branch of the Bahamas of the Red Cross, has conducted two successful Disaster Shelter Workshops. The first workshop was held in Moores Island. The second workshop was held over two evenings in Sandy Point where eleven persons attended. SouthFrom Page 14 Cable Bahamas, is preparing to come on stream in the near future. Dr. Keith Wisdom and a production team were on Abaco the week of July 1st video taping various persons in Abaco. The aim is to let persons know about Abaco. Dr. Wisdom said they would be traveling to other parts of the Bahamas as well.TouristsBy Isobel Sherman Silbert Mills of Radio Abaco reported that over 90 flights from the United States cleared Marsh Harbour International Airport on June 29 and that over 600 visitors to Abaco cleared Immigration on that day. From these figures it appears than many Americans decided to celebrate July 4 the United States Independence on Abaco. Let us hope that this influx of tourists will continue through the summer and into the fall. 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 367-5205 / 367-5206 Fax 367-4018

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Page 32 The Abaconian July 15th, 2002Area 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 + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 22 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 50 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Malone Estates 18 hse + 366-0100 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557 Hotels and House Rental AgentsMan-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 367-3980 Conch 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 + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound+ 242-367-5576 + agents who have multiple cottages and houses 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. 135' 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. $335,000Green Turtle Estates: 1/2 acre only 125 feet from ocean beach. Firm $183,000 1/4 acre inland lot within five minutes walk from beach. $42,000 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 $430,000 Furnished private home. Three bedrooms, three baths plus caretaker cottage. 2000 water front. Secluded. One acre. Boat ramp and dock site. Needs repair.Inner 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 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT 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 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 LtdDundas Town split level house 3 bed/1 bath, 2 bed/1 bath with basement. Includes 1 bed cottage in rear. Call 367-3177 or 357-6656 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, Rentals and Sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-366-0224 or Fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Elbow Cay ocean front home, brand new, custom built by builder, 80 wide lot, 2 bed 2 bath upstairs, 1 bed apt. downstairs, Walk to Sea Spray. Owner will finance. Call 321-7840163 or leave message for Cliff at 366-0065 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. p.m. weekdays. All staff freely volunteer their time, and all material is donated. Camp activities consist of mathematics, reading and grammar, religious knowledge, social studies, drama and singing and arts and craft. There are sporting activities such as volleyball and basketball. Professional business persons in a variety of fields from around the island have been invited to share their wisdom with the happy campers. Special field trips have been planned to familiarize the youngsters with some of the historic landmarks of Abaco. According to organizers, the response has been excellent from camp participants as the number of campers in attendance is escalating daily. A light lunch is provided, thanks to the kindhearted gestures of numerous individuals and a few corporate citizens who have heeded the appeals of organizers for donations of food supplies. Additional donations of food and working materials are still being welcomed for this worthy cause, as the camp will run through the end of July 2002. Camp organizers have stated that their main objective is to keep the young people of Little Abaco focused on positive and Godly principles. We must remember that children are one of the greatest gifts we can ever receive from God. Each one deserves to be positively nurtured in every aspect of their lives. Therefore, we as adults should welcome every opportunity to embrace a child, whether physically or mentally. To find out more or make a donation, you may contact Deloris McIntosh at 3652076, Barbara Russell at 365-2047 or Oletta Thomas at365-2356. NorthFrom Page 10

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July 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 33 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Bahama Palm Shores 1 bedroom apartment, utilities included. Call 375-8505 for details. 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. Marsh Harbour 1 bed / 1 bath apt. fully furnished, washer/dryer, central A/C. Call 3673190 after 5 Sweetings Tract 2 2 bed/2 bath apts., furnished including water and gas. $1100 month. Call 367-2660 Sweetings Village 1 bedroom apt. $550 furnished, $500 unfurnished. Call 367-3965 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 Houses and Land For Sale or RentClassified Advertisements PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & 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 Commercial Space Available in best location in Marsh Harbour; high tourist walk-by traffic area, ample parking. Suitable for office and/ or/ retail business. For details call 242-367COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS FOR SALEDs Guest House SURE INCOME. 3 buildings, 6 guests units, fully furnished, office, laundry room, parking in rear. Price $225,000. Contact owner Everette Archer Ph. 367-5995 10 a.m. 5 p.m. 3262 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. This fenced in area has electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet for just $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 3596658 COMMERCIAL RENTALS 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 Great Cistern Cay: Secluded, unique area. Popular with both the international set and local professionals. Private beach, telephones, park and small boat basin. 1/ 2 acre offered at $45,000 Royal Harbour: Gated community, solid property values. Wonderful building site, 15,000 sq. ft. with 150 on the harbour. Sit back and watch the world go by. Great buy at $152,000 Royal Harbour: Two adjacent building sites in gated community. Single family, single story zoning, harbour views, great neighbours, safe for kids, very convenient. $60,000 each www.abacos.com rentals real estate activities information cost-effective-ads Tel: 321-254-4901 Fax: 321-242-1356Lubbers Quarters one of a kind, custom built home facing Tahiti Beach/Tilloo Cut and open ocean. 2.4 very private landscaped acres with 251 feet on Sea of Abaco. $835,000 net completely furnished. Owner 242-366-3129. US 561-308-2106 or 828-926-5384 Lubbers Quarters water front 2 bed 2 bath home, fully furnished. By owner 242-366-3100 8 a.m.6 p.m. EST ww.abacotoday.com/lubbers Marsh Harbour Duplex 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Marsh Harbour Sweeting Tract lot 96 x 103. Call Debbie Malone. 365-6011 work, 3656244 home Marsh Harbour Sweetings Village Lots for sale. Call 367-3965Marsh HarbourOversized 1.6 acre lot w/approx. 150 ocean frontage w/partially completed structure built on ridge offering fantastic sea view! Save time and red tape by using blue print and building permit to finish your residence. Offered at $230,000 net. Call 242-559-8045 for details or appointment. 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 561-738-0996 Turtle Rocks beach front home almost 1 acre, fabulous views, gated community. Call 407-3896075 Your AdCould Be Here Call 367-3202 Located in The Pink Building Royal Harbour Village Opposite Boat Harbour EntranceSold! Bahama Coral Island. 3/1.5 holiday hideaway or starter home! #6121. $99,000. Under Contract! Bahama Coral Island. 10,000 s. f. home site. Value! #6121. $10,000. Bahama Palm Shores. Select homesites, beach & interior starting at only $14,500. Reduced! Great Abaco Club. Cul-de-sac home site near channel to Sea of Abaco. #6255. $199,000. Great Cistern. Charming beachfront 2/2 cottage. Superb views. #5259. $299,000. Guana Cay On the beach! Cute 2/1 cottage. Excellent rental record. #6588. $375,000. Guana Cay. 2 lovely sites, 1 block to Atlantic. Well priced! #6596. $40,000 & $45,000. Leisure Lee. Gorgeous acre plus beach front home site. Ready-to-build. #5272. $233,500. Long Beach. Secluded 3/3 home w/Atlantic views. All offers considered! #4032. $295,000. Marsh Harbour. Prime residential site, for single family or duplex. #6351. $120,000. Marsh Harbour. 3/2 residence on Sea of Abaco. Immaculate. #6493. $590,000. Scotland Cay. Bay front, acre plus home site. 150 deepwater frontage. #6180. $245,000 Kathleen Albury-Cole Sales, Property Appraisals June Russell Sales Telephone: 242.367.3262 Fax: 242.367.3260 EXCLUSIVE AFFLIATE OFSothebysINTERNA TIONAL REALTY

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Page 34 The Abaconian July 15th, 2002 R O FoR O Fo R O FoR O Fo R O Fo x Bus Ser x Bus Ser x Bus Ser x Bus Ser x Bus Ser vicevice vicevice viceConnecting with the Ferry to Grand Bahama Marsh Harbour to Crown Haven & All Towns in BetweenFor information call 242-477-5286 or 242-365-2074 BEC has begun tree trimming to protect the power lines. BEC cuts and trims for maximum protection to the electric lines during storm conditions. Please report any threatening trees or branches you are concerned about. Property owners are advised to trim their own trees if they have special trimming requirements. Be careful power lines are dangerous. BEC will offer assistance on request. Call our emergency numbers for assistance or to report problems.Phone 367-2727 367-2846 367-4667The idea of the program is to develop discipline and skills in basketball while giving boys and girls something to do that is constructive.YMCA Outreach ProgramBy Isobel Sherman Intrigued by the Vanguard Basketball Club Outreach Program on Abaco, I called Mr. Terry Goldsmith, Director of the YMCA on Grand Bahama. He said that the YMCA Grand Bahama began in 1969 and was chartered in 1972. The outreach program is to take the YMCA programs to different areas. He stated that in Freeport they now have a Rand YMCA satellite in Eight Mile Rock, street programs, a halfway house program and they are in the process of initiating an outreach program in West End, Grand Bahama. In the Rand program they offer basketball, a weight room, boxing and karate and have $80,000 worth of equipment. Mr. Goldsmith said if Abaco were ready, they would love to initiate an Outreach Program on Abaco. The Vanguard Youth Basketball Club Outreach Program this summer on Abaco is the start of what could be something exciting and wonderful for the youth of Abaco. It would be possible to establish a YMCA on Abaco as was done in Grand Bahama. Anyone wishing to pursue this project is asked to get in touch with Mr. Lyndon Davis at Commonwealth Bank.More Interest in TennisBy Anita Rolle Members and officers of the All Abaco Tennis Association are making plans to visit with Mr. Neville Wisdom, Min. of Sports, and officials of the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association for discussions on funding for tennis development on Abaco. The All Abaco Tennis Association was started by tennis enthusiasts in an effort to develop the sport of tennis and implement a top rated team to represent the island of Abaco. It is their intention to nurture talented youth from every school in the sport while at the same time providing a fun activity. The AATA is recognized by the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association and the Ministry of Sports. Membership at present exceeds fifty persons, which qualifies for representation on the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association council. Tennis is now considered a top rated recreational sport (along with swimming) in the Bahamas. Because of the interest expressed and after junior association member Sherell Carey made such a superb showing at the Bahamas Games, the need wasseen to organize a group to assist in the growth of the sport, hence the formation of this association. More recently, Sherell has received a tennis scholarship to attend Middle Georgia College in Cochran, Georgia.The short term objectives of the AATA include the introduction of weekend and summer junior development programs which will provide talented youth with a productive outlet to increase their skills; scheduling of round robin friendly competition amongst tennis enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds; and hosting an inter-island tennis tournament sanctioned by the BLTA. The long term goal and main project of the AATA is focused on a permanent site to establish tennis facilities in a central location accessible to all with an interest in the sport. This facility will serve as a nucleus for the development and growth of tennis on Abaco. Prospective sites have been sought and dialogue has been made with persons knowledgeable in court construction. Pledges have been received from a few voluntary benefactors. However, an appeal is being made for more such pledges. All persons interested in seeing the sport of tennis grow and develop on the island of Abaco are welcomed to attend scheduled meetings at the Cyber Learning Center on Don MacKay Boulevard the second Wednesday in each month. Their phone number is 367-5757. SportsFrom Page 14

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July 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 35 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. & Fire House CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service CenterFormerly Television Service 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 Outboard Engines All Mercurys 115 HP $3500 125 HP $4000 Also 23 fishing boat with 200 HP $4000 Call 367-2326 96 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. Utility trailer 10 x 5 $1500. Call 367-4643 93 Ford Crown Victoria, good family car. $6000 OBO. Call 367-2615 days or 367-2596 day or night. 96 Toyota Corolla, mint condition, low mileage, power windows, air bags, automatic, ABS system, CD enable, reliable and economical. $9800. Leaving island. Call for details 367-2418 or 373-6821 97 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 long bed, 4.0, V-6, 5 speed with 13,000 original miles. Custom leather interior (one of a kind), custom ground effects, running board, custom paint job, rolla-deck bed cover, CD player, new tires. Call Greg at 366-3125 / 477-5877 $20,500 No Dreamers Please. 98 Honda Odyssey Van 30,000 miles, excellent condtion. $19,000. 367-4616 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 VEHICLES FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESMangoes 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 Officer 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 Harbour View Grocery, Hope Town is now accepting applications for various postions. Call Thomas at 366-0033 96 Seadoo Jet Ski like new, 3 seater, 60 hours, cover, lifting straps, service manual, lots of extras. Will deliver in August. Asking $4900. Also 1000 lb. davit $800 OBO Call 242-3678155 or 561-630-5880 18 CDM 85 HP Yamaha, excellent condition, low hours on engine $9500 OBO. Call 366-2317 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 23 Paceship Sailboat w/15 HP Mercury 4stroke engine (2002 w/approx 10 hours) Dinghy included, new paint job and licenced. Call 477-5693 or 365-5075 25 Grady White Sailfish, 1988, w/ 225 Mercury with less than 200 hours. Fuel 120 gal main, 80 gal. aux., 25 gal fresh water, marine head with macerator sink and shower, hard top, enclosed with new curtains, search light, VHF, walk around cuddy cabin, sleeps 3, V berth and portside bunk, 2 bilge pumps. $25,000 OBO. Call 477-5777 or 365-6052 52 Houseboat 1988 custom aluminum hull, 2 Volvo turbo 130 HP, dual prop I/O. 10 KW gen. set. 2 Cruisair A/C. Recently painted and refurbished, costing $25,000, fully furnished and equipped. 320 gal diesel, 700 gal water, sleeps 8, full galley, 3 staterooms. $99,500. Call Kevin or Kathi 229-723-6352 or E-mail kctaylor@archbold.org MERCHANDISE FOR SALEDouble bed, sofa, end table, coffee table. Will take $650 for all. Call for separate pricing. Call 367-4616 Fynes Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay Fynes@msn.com BUSINESS FOR SALEBackhoe 1985 Ford 755A, 2 buckets, auger attachment with 12 and 16 bits. Best offer. Barge 36 steel non-powered, $8,500 Call Richard at 242-359-6713 or 242-365-4007 HEAVY EQUIPMENT FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SERVICESJewelry full range of repair, watch battery replacement and jewelry cleaning. Jewels, Gems and More Call 367-2418that day, and also won the PHRF class overall. I walked away from the dock with a newfound fascination with sailing and the choreography necessary to make a boat move through the waterusing nothing but wind power and muscle. As always, my timing is impeccableI am moving to Chicago this autumn to go back to school for a Master of Arts degree and will be far removed from the friendly waters of Abaco Sound. But there will be other regattas and I will come backAbaco is my home. And who knows? I might put in a few dinghy-sailing classes while Im in ChicagoI hear they have a lake up there. SailingFrom Page 21 one industry is continuously progressing at a considerable pace. In 1961 when Cuba was closed to American tourists, it must have been in Gods plan for the Bahamas to capitalize on its close proximity to the United States, thus our good fortune really began. Preceding this, tourism was just beginning to blossom. However, it was now our time as a nation to accept the challenge to increase the number of people who visited our islands. Consequently, the banking industry boomed as the Bahamas began building new hotels, warehouses, wharves and other necessary infrastructure to accommodate our guests. During this period Nassaus harbour was dredged to accommodate cruise ships and a bridge built connecting Nassau to Paradise Island. The wealth started in Nassau and spread with a ripple effect to the other islands. Abaco has been enjoying this economic growth despite a few recent bouts with hurricanes. However, those minor setbacks have not curbed the spirit of Abaconians but instead seem to have created a renewed vigor for further development and expansion. A proud people, our independence serves as an incentive to prove to the world, as well as to ourselves, that nothing is impossible. As we continue to move forward, upward, onward together as a nation, let not forget to daily give thanks to the Creator of all things. IndependenceFrom Page 1 strength there is progress; in progress there is happiness. We are united. It was announced at the closing of the ceremony that two new Justices of the Peace will be sworn in at a later date. The two persons named were Mr. Cay Mills, Chairman of the Dundas Town Town Committee, and Deputy Chief Councillor Cubel B. Davis, Jr., who is Chairman of the Murphy Town Town Committee. CouncilFrom Page 4 Additional Town Committees and Councils Will Be Named in the August 1 Issue of The Abaconian. Call Us for All Y our T ravel NeedsTwin Engine, Turbo Prop, Turbo Jet and Helicopters A vailablePh: 954-938-9508 Fax: 954-938-9509 Cell Ph: 954-647-8278

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