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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 10, NUMBER 15, AUGUST 1st, 2002 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #5050 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 7571 N.W. 78th St. Medley, FL 33166-7530 Forward and Address Correction Natives and visitors alike enjoyed another Independence Day Celebration on Man-O-War Cay. There were over 50 kids who participated in track and field, swimming and diving events. Many adults enjoyed the wood sawing, nailing and conch-breaking competitions as well as the slippery pole. There was a hot dog / hamburger cook-out for lunch. Participants 16 and under enjoye d a free lunch. Funds raised will be used for next years events. On July 13 the kids were presented with their trophies and certificates. Following the presentation was a softball game for all ages and a fireworks display. Everyone had a fabulous time They look forward to next year.Internet Services Are ImprovingTwo Systems, One Private and One Government, Give Internet a New LifeMan-O-War Wins Trophies on Independence DayGoombay Offers Bahamian Cuisine Governor General Greets Hope Town StudentsSummer time means Goombay Festivals. These popular parties acquaint our visitors with native culture, dance, music, food and talent. Shown above is a conch salad vendor, Kirk Pedican of Wood Cay, providing a popular snack for visitors and natives. The fifth and sixth graders of Hope Town School visited Nassau and included a visit to the Governor General, Dame Ivy Dumont. They had time to explore and have an educational and fun time. See story on page 12. By Isobel Sherman The Ninth Annual Great Abaco Triathlon is slated for August 31 September 2, 2002, Labour Day weekend in the United States. Billed by the Coca Cola Triathalon series as the Triathlon of the Family Islands in the Spirit of Perry Cooke, 150 triathletes are expected to descend on Marsh Harbour for the event. Major sponsors in the Bahamas are the Ministry of Tourism and Abaco9th Triathlon Will Be This Month Please see Triathlon Page 12 Abaco people are now being offered fast and better Internet service. Two companies are offering completely different types of service but both are very fast and easy to use. The one in service now is Coral Wave offered by Cable Bahamas and has been in operation since March. This brings the Internet into the home or business through their cable connection. It is then shared by a special modem between a television set and a computer The other system is OneLine DSL offered by Batelco which will be available on Abaco by mid-August. It uses the subscribers existing telephone line sharing phone and fax lines with simultaneous Internet access without interrupting phone use. Each company is offering new, faster and better services. Cable Bahamas is emphasizing customer service and has technicians on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist. Their service is 30 times faster than dial up. They now offer CoralWave service to Hope Town and Man-O-War as well as the communities on the mainland. Batelnet is just launching their DSL service in Nassau which they feel is very secure and will not be degraded with additional customers. For additional stories see pages 36 and 38.

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Page 2 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002Daniel Curry Hiram Cooper Little Abaco Town CommitteeWilfred Curry Chief Councillor Charley Mills Earlin Mills Deputy Chief Councillor Hayward Thomas Leanath McIntosh is also a member of the Little Abaco Town Committee. 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 Lavan LarodaMcKenzie, Chairman Cecil Forbes The Green Turtle Cay Town Committee is shown above just after their swearing in ceremony. They are, left to right, Island Administrator, Mr. Ivan Ferguson, Mr. Lonnie Lowe, Chairman David Bethell, Ms. Kola Wells, William Curry and Mr. Floyd Johnson. Located in Dove Plaza Marsh HarbourTel: 367-2424Store Hours: Mon Fri 9am 5:30pm Sat 9am 5pmOf The AbacosBack Packs, Hanes Hosiery, Handbags & Accessories, Shoe Laces, Socks Coopers Town Town CommitteeGarneth Edgecombe Kirk Cornish Eric Collie ChairmanNorth Abaco Local Govt. Begins TermTreasure Cay Town Committee Stephen Pedican Fred Parker Kirk Reckley Deputy Chairman Other members of the Coopers Town Town Committee Kevin McIntosh Deputy Chairman Cedric Bullard Ejnar Cornish Hartman Cooper Other members of the Coopers Town Town Committee CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour frontGreen Turtle Cay Town Committee

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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 3 Tables on the waterfrontRestaurant, Marina and BoutiqueAir-conditioned waterfront dining, or Drink and dine at the popular patio bar . Phone Restaurant 367-2366 Marina 242-367-4255 VHF Ch 16Monthly dockage Internet access Water, electricity, phones & cable TV on dockDinghy dock for customersSunday Buffet Grill 5 pm 9 pm Wednesday Grill & Fries night Breakfast Monday Saturday 7:30 10 a.m. Wide variety of bar snacks 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 10 p.m.Email: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by Estin & Brown Tip Anco LandsAnco Lands Anco LandsAnco Lands Anco LandsPrime Properties Tel:(242) 324-1476 Fax: (242) 324-2902 Email: info@ancolands.com Website: www .ancolands.com Schooner Bay Schooner Bay Schooner Bay Schooner Bay Schooner Bay Great Abacos Fabulous South Eastern Coastline Land for Sale:400,000 sq. ft. $3.50 sq. ft. net Magnificent panoramic views 60 elevations 200 of beach frontage Stunning shorelines 26 Miles South of Marsh Harbour From Airport Roundabout Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Greater Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Touch of Class, Treasure Cay, 367-2536Pilot Club Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Bayview Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-3114 Grand Cay CouncilGeorge Russell Chief Councillor Roosevelt Curry Calvin Albury Deputy Chief Councillor Kennedy Russell Toney RolleGrand Cay Council Is Functional Subscribe to The Abaconianto Keep up with the News

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Page 4 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002 Collins Ave., Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2601/2 Fax: (242) 367-2731 Choice Meats Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand Names Nabisco Murrays Duracell Bluebird Wise Quaker Del Monte Gatorade DISTRIBUTORS IN ABACO FOR Open 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday COMPLETE GROCERY LINE SOLOMONS SOLOMONS ABACO LTD A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Shop Safe! Shop SmartShop Solomons!TT TT T el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 F F F F F ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: harbourviewhaven@abacoinet.com www.guanacayvillas .com Rental CottagesAll units centrally air-conditioned Satellite TV, Radio / CD / Tape player Two bedrooms, queen beds, 1 bath, full kitchen, living room Dining area seats 6, Bahama room with queen futon One bedroom, one bath apartment overlooking the harbour Outside BBQ grill Enjoy your own private gazebo and garden Harbour View HavenLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas 3 Villas, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Fully furnished kitchen 1 bedroom queen, 1 bedroom 2 singles Sitting area queen futon Dining area seats 6 All units fully furnished, Central A/C Satellite TV, Radio/CD/Tape player Outside BBQ with your own private balcony Overlooking the harbour PoolTel: (242) 365-5028/5006/5002 Fax: (242) 365-5083e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com www. guanacayvillas.comLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, BahamasSea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 365-5002 365-5028 (office) 365-5083 (fax) Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderCrawfish Season OpensFamily and friends gathered for a community prayer service on the abutment to send our fishermen on their way. Many of our men still go to sea and their wives still wait on the shores for their return. This is a time-honored tradition in Cherokee that takes place every year before our crawfishermen head out on their first trip. Our prayer is that they have A Safe Voyage and A Bountiful CatchSign of the TimesOnce again we are replacing our sign on the road from Marsh Harbour. Everyday Cherokee is having more and more visitors to our little settlement and this all-important sign helps them find their way. This time, however, we have a local resident and artist to thank for her time and effort. Kathy Hura has taken her talents and put them into painting a new sign for us. Kathy works in her open-air-studio-on-thehill turning out fantastic works of art, mostly on pieces of driftwood that she has salvaged from nearby beaches. Her work includes an unbelievable rendition of The Last Supper but it is apparent that her real love is nature. She has many paintings of local birds and fish and even a mother loggerhead turtle laying her eggs on the beach. She is a multitalented lady who has done us a great favour and we would all like to thank her. In fact, if you see her walking through the settlement, as she does almost every afternoon when she takes Bear (her big black dog) for his daily walk to the pig sty to present some little treats to the hogs, dont hesitate to thank her in person, Im sure she will be glad to know it is appreciated.Work on the Old SchoolMr. Keith Tinker from the Antiquities, Monuments & Museums Corporation, a part of the National Museum of The Bahamas, visited Cherokee again to view the progress being made on our Old School Building He is very excited about this project and continues to keep an eye on what is being done and wants to encourage our work. Weather permitting, the men of the settleSouth Abaco News Please see South Page 5 A new sign is being erected to guide visitors to Cherokee Sound. The hand decorated sign was created by Cherokee resident, Kathy Hura, who is shown installing it at the Cherokee turn off. She is assisted by Danny Pinder.

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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 5 Weve got what you need with everyday specials for everyday itemsQuicker Check-outs, friendly staff, and better value for your dollar make shopping at Price Right an enjoyable experience.Shop Price Right for Better Service, Better Values & Better SavingsWith convenient location close to the Public DockNOW OPEN SUNDAYS 9 am 3 pmLocated on Stratton Drive Marsh Harbour, AbacoPhone (242) 367-7283 Fax: (242) 367-5767 Abaco Real Estate Established 1929 OFFICIAL ROLEX RETAILER BAHAMASA Tradition of Shopping ExcellenceDrayton Pilcher Manager TT TT T el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 WATCHES JEWELLERY PERFUMES LEATHER CIGARS CLINIQUE MAKE-UP P.O. Box 20084, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas(next to Mangoes Restaurant on the Harbour)Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ment will start putting the shake shingles on the roof this weekend. Then, I believe the next phase of the project is to install the flooring so that the inside plastering can begin and then put in the windows. The ladies of the community are planning to do their part, too, by having a cookout on the school grounds for the workmen. Just like any reconstruction of an old building, the work seems to be moving rather slowly, but have faith, it will get done.Church Group Holds A Summer CampWe want to thank Pastor Robin Weatherford of the Creole Gospel Mission in Marsh Harbour for arranging to have a group of young people hold a summer camp for our children. Fifteen teenagers along with four adult sponsors from Calvary Reformed Church in Orlando Park, (which is a suburb of Chicago) Illinois, came all the way to Little Cherokee. Although the group was staying in Marsh Harbour, they came to visit our settlement every day for a week, from July 15th through the 19th, to give Bible study lessons and craft instructions to the many resident children as well as all the visiting ones here with friends or family. The young people were all eleventh and twelfth graders who belonged to a youth group called The Wave in their own church back home. Some of them had been to Cherokee once before and were here for a second visit, but everyone agreed that they South Abaco News SouthFrom Page 4 certainly enjoyed themselves and definitely wanted to come back again.Visiting Research GroupCherokee residents have been visited during the month of July by a combined research group consisting of two instructors and three novice reseachers from the Teenagers from Orlando Park, Illinois, along with their sponsors held a Bible School in Cherokee. These high school students enjoyed their time on Abaco and Cherokee young people appreciated their efforts. The arrangements were made by Pastor Robin Weatherford of Marsh Harbour, shown in the door of the bus. Please see South Page 7

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Page 6 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002 Charles Albury Kathy Ann Sawyer Kenneth Albury Vashti Albury Deputy Chairman Isreal Williams Theadore Carroll Joseph Bodie Netica Symonette Chairman James Williams Chairman Vernita Walker Deputy Chairman 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: seasprayres@oii.net www.seasprayresort.com South Abaco Local Govt. Begins 3rd TermCherokee/Casuarina Town Committee Crossing Rocks Town Committee Laines Kurls & KutsA Unisex SalonMatrix, Paul Mitchell and Nexus Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Mon. Sat 9 am 5 pm Phone 367-3623 Located in Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Lillian Liang Chief Councillor Ruthmae Rolle Deputy Chief CouncillorMoores Island District CouncilRandy Davis Edward Stuart Valentino Feaster Advertise in The Abaconian

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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 7 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Robert McKinney Chairmna Julie Green Deputy Chairman Lunsworth Lightbourn Jason Roberts Stanley White University of Miami in Florida and the National Museum of History, from New York, doing a general type survey concerning tourism, education and the sea. As always, we enjoy meeting people from off the place and most of us find it no trouble at all bragging about our surroundings after all, Cherokee is a very unique and special place and we are proud of our community. SouthFrom Page 5 WW WW W oror oror or ld Fld F ld Fld F ld F amousamous amousamous amous GrGr GrGr Gr illed Filled F illed Filled F illed F oodood oodood ood & Coc& Coc & Coc& Coc & Coc ktkt ktkt kt ailsails ailsails ailsHappy hour Daily 5 7:30 Wild Wednesday Happy hour 5 11Abacos newest sensation on the waterOpen 11 am until. . 7 days a weekMajor Credit Cards acceptedLocated at Harbour View Marina in Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2278 Sandy Point Committee More South Abaco Committees Senior Administrator, Mr. Everette Hart, has been transferred to Georgetown, Exuma, effective August 19, 2002. He will be replaced with Sr. Administrator Alexander Williams, who will be coming here from Exuma. Mr. Hart has been here since May 1995. He expertly led Abaco into Local Government with the first Local Government election in 1996, acquainting the voters as to the system, then educating the Committees, Councils and Boards as to their duties and responsibilities. He has guided Central Abaco and the Cays since that time. He came here from the Parliamentary Registry office. Mr. Williams will officially take over on August 23. Also being transferred is Deputy Administrator Ivan Ferguson who was responsible for North Abaco and Grand Cay. He arrived in August 2000 while that area of our island was still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Floyd. He will be handing over responsibility to Deputy Administrator Gary Knowles on August 16 and will report to his new assignment, South Eleuthera, on August 19. Mr. Knowles is presently in North Andros. Mr. Ferguson was Administrator on San Salvador before coming to Abaco. Both of these administrators began their professional careers as teachers with the Ministry of Education.Administrators Are LeavingMr. Everette Hart Mr. Ivan Ferguson

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Page 8 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002 The Editor Says... The Politics of Local Government All About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Alice Bain, Stephanie Humblestone, Anita Rolle, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Mary MacKenzie, Benjamin Pinder, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface David RalphBy Isobel ShermanThe Need for Youth ProgramsIt has become abundantly clear that Abaco must develop programs for our youth. At the recent Abaco Basketball Association Summer Camp a large number of youth came out to participate in this week-long event. The kids walked to the court in Murphy Town twice a day to participate with enthusiasm. Abaco needs programs for our youth. We need persons in the community to volunteer their time to run programs. I am sure we have many talented residents who would be willing to give an hour or two once a week to help our youth. Moreover, we need facilities for these programs. There has been much talk about the construction of public tennis courts. But the location of available land at no cost is not desirable. Some persons do not want to continue to develop the existing sporting facilities in Murphy Town. Face the facts. It is the best location for the most youth to participate. The next best location is Ocean View Park in Dundas Town which now offers only basketball. These are locations which the kids can walk to. Building facilities on the road to the airport would mean kids would need transportation to get there. Let us be realistic. Not that many parents provide rides for their children or even watch their children participate in a sporting event. That was clear at the recent basketball camp and even at the YMCA Out Reach Basketball Programme held in conjunction with the Vanguard Basketball Club in Freeport that is being held at St Francis De Sales School this summer. In fact, Mr. Lynden Davis, the head of this programme is surprised by the lack of parent involvement. This lack of involvement is more reason to have program for the youth. Parents would allow their children to participate in program. The overwhelming success of Cyber Learning Summer Camp is another example of parents enrolling their children in an activity. The market for youth program is here. What is needed are persons willing to work and a committee of persons willing to organize. One way would be to get the Grand Bahama YMCA to help interested adults in developing an outreach program here on Abaco. It is time for us to help our youth by providing meaningful activities for them.When Will the Windows Be Fixed?When the wrath of Hurricane Michelle hit Abaco Central High School last November one of the windows in Mrs. Nadene Benebys office was blown out and the other window broken. The next day a piece of plywood was nailed up to cover the hole left by the blown out window. I am writing this on July 26 and the plywood is still up and there has been no attempt to repair the windows. Why? Is it because it is Abaco Central High School? In a few weeks students will return to the school and probably will meet the plywood still in place of the windows. Mrs. Beneby is the Senior Mistress and Guidance Counselor.Stop SignsThe four-way stop at the corner of Queen Elizabeth drive and Don MacKay Blvd is very dangerous. While standing outside Commonwealth Bank, I saw vehicles ignore the stop sign and drive straight through. These were vehicles traveling on Queen Elizabeth Drive. Also vehicles behind another vehicle that has stopped at the sign do not stop. They just travel through with the first vehicle. All vehicles are to come to a complete stop when they reach the stop sign. Ignoring these stop signs, which were placed when the traffic light was blown down in Hurricane Michelle, proves that the light needs to be placed there again. Apparently red and green are obeyed by most. I will not comment on the yellow light. Recently I have heard, once again, some exorbitant prices to fly from Marsh Harbour to Florida. I have heard the price as high as $700 for a round trip to Florida not for a charter but a regularly scheduled airline. We need more seats and more competition into Florida. We can complain about the reliability of Bahamasair, but when the airline was flying to West Palm Beach, it afforded many visitors the opportunity to visit Abaco and allowed Abaconians an affordable airline ticket to the United States. This editorial will deviate from our normal format in that we are printing the bulk of a speech recently given to the North Andros Council by the Minister for Local Government. It is quite relevant. Central Abaco has just made appointments for their statutory boards. The selection of board members appears to have been based more on political affiliation than ability, knowledge or interest in the subject matter. There is nothing wrong with board members being chosen based on their political affiliation if that facet of the individual is secondary to his qualifications and commitment to his community. However, it is detrimental to the welfare of the community when political considerations are more important than qualifications. Then we are not making the best use of our resources. A recent release by the Bahamas Information Service contained remarks by Mr. Alfred Gray. M.P. and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister of Local government, while recently addressing the North Andros Council. Some of his comments were specific to Andros but much of what he said applies to local government on Abaco and elsewhere. He focused on many of the human shortcomings in Local Government. The relevant portion of his remarks follow. The article was written by Gladstone Thurston. Mr. Gray said local government officials must have a good relationship with administrators so their communities can move forward. He criticized Members of Parliament who sought to impose their views on local government councils. And he urged local government officials to leave politics out of their duties and help make the central government look good. I am prepared to work with you, said Mr Gray, the Member of Parliament for MICAL, and I ask you to please do all you can to make the government look good. There are some of you, not in Andros, who still believe election isnt over yet. Whether you were PLP or FNM, the PLP is the government. You may not like them but, it is their time. And so I am asking you to leave politics out of what you do. At the well-attended meeting, Mr Gray called for cordial relations between councillors and administrators who represent the central governments interests. I know some people are very excited about having been elected and they quickly take that to mean that they can do without the administrator, said Mr Gray. It does not happen in Andros, but I can tell you it happens generally right around The Bahamas. If the elected officials do not have a good working relationship with the administrator, (there is ) trouble in the camp. The administrator reports to the central government in Nassau and is obliged not to support any local government decision that is not in keeping with the law or the governments policy. He stressed, though, that the administrator cannot tell the local officials what to do. Minister Gray added, They have to decide what is best for their communities. He only steps in the picture when it is not in accordance with the law or not in accordance with the governments established policy. The administrator must sign off on all that you do. You cannot get paid . unless the administrator signs it and he cannot sign it if it is against the law. Seek to have a good relationship with the administrator so that the district can go forward. You shouldnt tell him how to run his job and he shouldnt tell you how to run yours. He is only to be there to make sure that you keep it straight because sometimes in your excitement you can very well want to do something that is against the law or is not in keeping with the established policies of the government. There are some MPs who want to tell the locally elected officials what to do, he said. Thats wrong. Your responsibility is not to the MP. You were elected just like he was. Your responsibility, as is his, is to the people who elected you. But, wouldnt it make sense that you seek to have a good relationship with your MP? It makes sense, he said, for Members of Parliament, who have a greater degree of responsibility than local officials, to be apprised of projects taking place in their constituencies. Let him know what you are doing, said Mr Gray, because if he goes to Parliament and he has to make a statement, at least he is aware of what is happening in his constituency. But the buck stops with you. He implored officials to always remember that the people elected you to serve them and not to serve yourself. Sometimes when we are elected, we very quickly forget who the boss is, and the boss is always the people. And as quickly as you forget that, as quickly you get out of office. You are there at the instance of your people; and when you cannot or will not serve them, they will let you know, Mr. Gray said. Although not in Andros, Minister Gray said there were elected officials who seek to do things which are not right, which are in keeping with victimization, which are in keeping with cronyism, which are in keeping with the me-and-my-family thing, where all the contracts go to one man or to one family. That is obviously not what you were elected to do, he said. And if you were elected hoping to get the biggest contract whenever it comes, you are in the wrong place because elected officials cannot grant themselves contracts. He urged council members to be very careful in the granting of contracts and to put all projects out to tender. The days when you give it to John because John is your friend or you give to Mary because Mary is your sweetie are gone, said Mr Gray. You put the job to tender and you select the tender that you feel is the best for what you want. And make it an open book. Whenever you do it, do it so that it is transparent, there is nothing to hide, and you can defend everything you do. Strong, positive relationships with each other are also important to the delivery of service to the various districts, Mr Gray told the council members. If the councillors do not get along, not much is going to happen for the people, he said. Although the budget is small, if you take care not to waste it, it will do what it was intended to do. When you cannot do what you need to do, then you must ask the central government for some assistance. You will never be able to get all the money you need. The country is broke. That is a fact. When the election campaign was going on everyone was promising what they were going to do. But when you see the bottom line, you have to face the truth and let the people know it just cant happen because it isnt there. The quicker we let you know that, the easier it would be for us. Remember Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code + Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Thanks for a Memorable StayTo the Editor: During the week of June 14-22, 2002, we (myself, my husband, sister, brotherin-law and nephew) were fortunate enough to be able to vacation in the Bahamas at Dolphin Beach Resort on Guana Cay. This is our fourth year to make this trip. This year was a bit different as my husband suffered a stroke about nine months ago and his ability to get around was diminished. He also had a medical problem that needed to be taken care of while we were in the Bahamas. My sister called the office of Abaco Family Medicine and made arrangements for my husband to see the doctor on Tuesday. We saw Dr. Binard, who very efficiently and effectively took care of my husband. We were very impressed with everyone we came in contact with. I think the people of Marsh Harbour and the surrounding islands should be very grateful to have the services of those at the clinic. I was also very impressed and thankful for the kindness and thoughtfulness of everyone, from the gentleman who got us a wheelchair at the airport, the taxi driver (Knowles) who made sure that we got where we needed to be on time and with careful concern, the helpful people on Alburys Ferry who helped with our luggage and getting my husband down the ladder to the wonderful people on Guana Cay. I would especially like the thank Bruce MacDaniel at Dolphin Beach Resort for everything he did to make our stay comfortable and easy (even with the electrical problems) and Troy and Maria Albury (Dive Guana) for their helpfulness on our adventure to Hope Town. We hope to visit again and are looking forward to visiting the friendly and helpful people of Marsh Harbour and Guana Cay. Thanks for making our stay a memorable one. Sincerely, Mrs. David (Linda) FernungIssues That Need to Be AddressedDear Local Government Representatives, It is my esteemed privilege and honour to congratulate you all on your accomplishments. As you all are aware of the change of government, I should hope that you will put away your political differences and work together for the betterment of our community and, indeed, Abaconians. The fact that you are all local leaders, I thought that this will be more than fitting to inform you of the following issues: Child neglect Discrimination and victimization of foreign teachers Crime Student transportation Devalue of the Bahamian dollar Fishing industry Banks Lawyers Exemption I am very much aware that these issues have nothing to do with local government. But I am requesting that the Chief Councillors, Councillors and Town Committee members call a meeting with the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, MP for North Abaco, Mr. Robert Sweeting, MP for South Abaco, and Senator Edison Key so that they could address these issues so Abaconians and Bahamians in general could get assistance in their needs. I can assure all you local leaders that if these issues are presented to the Mr. Ingraham, Mr. Sweeting and Mr. Key, they will observe the cry of the people. I believe they will be motivated and inspired to assist the people. I dont want you to think that I am demanding or dictating those requests, but as a community-minded individual, my aim and objective is to help Bahamians from all walks of life. The fact that you are on the front line, I humbly ask your help and consideration of this matter. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation and may God speedily bless you all on your three-year term. Yours respectfully, Errily RussellThanks to Mr. Hubert IngrahamDear Sir, I am extremely proud and honored to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and to thank you on behalf of my family, Abaconians and, indeed, Bahamians throughout this Commonwealth. We sincerely say thank you for a job well done as a Prime Minister. Also to Mrs. Ingraham, who we the Bahamian people have deprived out of a husband, father and family time. I must say we are grateful to you and your children. Again we highly appreciate your patience and consideration. Mr. Ingraham, you are this countrys role model. A man of integrity, compassion, honesty, kind, caring, considerate, concerned, truthful and very industrious, a born leader. I believe you will never be forgotten. One with a blameless character, trusted nationally and internationally. Indeed, we the Bahamian people are very proud of you for such understanding behavior and conduct while in office as this nations leader. Mr. Ingraham, after such hard effort of getting this country to the next level, I assume you were very disappointed that the FNM did not return to government. I certainly believe it had nothing to do with you or Senator Turnquest. I sincerely believe it has to do with the party. The FNM party was divided. The fact that the party was divided they couldnt deliver the country. It is not that the Bahamian people turned their backs on you, but you are quite aware that Scripture says that a house divided against itself cannot stand. Therefore, the FNM could not deliver. As a result of the division within the FNM party, God allowed the PLP to gain victory because certainly they were together. Thank you for taking this time out of your busy schedule. I hope that you will consider these issues and the Bahamian people. May God richly bless you and your family and colleagues. I await your reply. Yours respectfully, Errily RussellPoor Planning by Bahamas Hot MixDear Editor, Stupidity by the planners at Bahamas Hot Mix compels my fingers to take a short break from vacation. I dont know who the planners are but they cant be from a sane, sensible environment. Whoever heard of blocking off the main street of a town to re-pave portions without any warning to the motoring public and no one to direct traffic. On two days during the week of July 14 to 20, Don MacKay was blocked. Day one was between Abaco Wholesale and K & S. The other day was at the four-way corner by the old used to be traffic light. The blockages occurred during the middle of the day during busy traffic. Does that make any sense to the sane people out there or is that maximum stupidity at work? This company has to be made responsible for its causing the motoring public inconvenience. If they (Bahamas Hot Mix) dont want to pay their staff overtime, then the only contract they should be given is to build outhouses. But on second thought, maybe not because they might build them down the middle of the main street during rush hour traffic.Jim HallSky High AirfaresDear Editor, I need someone to explain something to me. How is it that a round trip ticket for an hour-long flight from Marsh Harbour to West Palm Beach (approximately 180 miles and back can cost $283? It costs only $220 for a round trip ticket from West Palm Beach, Florida, to Los Angeles, California, on Continental Airlines and $226 on USAirways! These are the same airlines that fly into and out of Marsh Harbour. Why do we have to pay the same amount to fly to Florida as it would cost to fly across the entire continent of the United States? I feel that the $283 round trip ticket is crazy enough for a family that only travels to Please see Letters Page 34

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Page 10 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com China, Crystal, Jewelery Watches & Resort WearFor every budgetIn Marsh Harbour beside the Boat Harbour entrance Monday Saturday 9 am 5:30 pm call 367-3191LenoLeno LenoLeno Leno xx xx x ChinaChina ChinaChina China Per-PerPer-PerPerfumefume fumefume fume OmegaOmega OmegaOmega Omega WW WW W aa aa a tchestches tchestches tches LladrLladr LladrLladr Lladr oo oo o Figu-FiguFigu-FiguFigurr rr r inesines inesines ines JeJe JeJe Je ww ww w ellrellr ellrellr ellr yy yy y Wines, 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 Town Planning BoardWilliam Swain Chairman Robert Claridge Deputy Chairman Sidney Albury Derick Miller Mark Roberts Dave Darville Gilbert DavisLicencing AuthorityColyn Reese Chairman Rex Davis Deputy Chairman Terah McKenzie Kayla Lockhart Glenn Russell Marguerita Cornish Franklyn RussellPort AuthorityBasil Wilmore Chairman Dale Hill Deputy Chairman Brandon Thompson Neil Adderley Timothy Roberts Henley Dawkins Wenzel McBrideHotel Licencing BoardRuth Pinder Chairman Sonith Lockhart Deputy Chairman Kim Roberts Jimmy Williams Ernestine Bootle Candy Pinder Rocklyn BootleTourism Advisory BoardDavid Williams Chairman Mitchell Albury Deputy Chairman Brenda Mitchell Gracie Knowles Gwen Carey Della Ingraham Iris HenchellRoad Traffic Authority(Road Traffic is an islandwide board. These members were proposed for Central Abaco.) Roger Delancy Glen McDonald Churton TooteBoards for the Central Abaco District The Central Abaco District Council named the following persons to the Satatutory Boards for Central Abaco. These people will have to accept and then be approved. Central Abaco NewsMackerals a Touch of Native ClassBy Isobel Sherman Mackerals is a new restaurant that has opened on Front Street in the heart of Dundas Town owned by Jackson McIntosh. He had a dream of opening a native restaurant with the ambience of fine dining serving excellent native food and at the same time be moderately priced, catering to tourists and natives. Mr. McIntosh said, I was motivated to bring to the black community facilities comparable to Marsh Harbour serving meals with a native flair. The name for the restaurant did not come right away. As Mr McIntosh was driving to Coopers Town to church one Sunday the name came to him, Mackerals. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily specials. It is open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily including holidays. The chef is Bernice McIntosh, who has years of experience. Joining her is her sister, Ortlease McIntosh, Deborah Mae Douglas, who cooks breakfast, and Bernice Rolle, who is originally from South Andros. The restaurant is managed by Della Ingraham, who has years of experience in the restaurant business. The restaurant can seat sixty persons and an adjoining meeting room can seat 25 persons. There is a bar complete with tables and chairs. Mr McIntosh is appreciative to the Marsh Harbour community for their support during the completion of the restaurant and for their continued support. In a few short months Mackerals has become one of the places for breakfast and also to dine at lunch and in the evening. The food is excellent. Already thinking of better and bigger Mr McIntosh is planning to expand. Mr. McIntosh, an Abaconian born and bred, has dreamed a dream and is seeing it to fruition.Fame Productions Offers Many ServicesBy Isobel Sherman Ms. Angelique Rollins, owner of Fame Productions, has many spokes in the wheel called Fame Productions. The story of her ballet, modern and jazz dance classes as well as modeling classes and aerobic classes has been told. However, debuting in August are two new ventures. The first is Splash Magazine, a monthly Bahamian fashion magazine which will feature a cover girl, Bahamian fashions, hairstyles and Bahamian designers. It will be distributed throughout the Bahamas. Fame Employment Agency will register persons looking for employment and then place them in jobs with employers who have registered at the agency. Beginning in August Fame Productions will sponsor a Cultural Show called Caribbean Beats. the program will be held on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. and will be a native show featuring limbo, fire dancing, steel pan and fire dancing. The cost will be $15 per person and the venue will be Fame Productions Studio on the second floor of Dove Plaza. Other businesses which are managed from this office include Mr. Clean, a cleaning firm which will clean windows and screens, and Beauty and the Barber, which will provide hairstyling, braids, manicures, pedicures, facials and nails in their clients homes. Give Your Friends, Relatives and Children a Subscription toThe AbaconianA Premium Lager Beer from Belgium

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Page 12 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002 PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODS NURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Plants Gift Items Silk Flowers Baskets Pet Supplies Fish Garden Tools Fertilizers Soils MulchMON FRI 9 5 SAT 9 2 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh HarbourOpen DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 4:30 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed Sundays 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, MarshSpecial Summer Rate$59 per monthJune, July & August (Normally $65) 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.Ninth Triathlon Is Planned for August 30 The committee organizing this years Triathlon are shown above. They are, left to right, Mr. Mike Malone, Mr. Barry Whiting (behind), Ms. Kendi Anderson, Mr. Steve Tebon, Mr. Craig Woods, Ms. Wynsome Ferguson, Mr. John Neophytou of Abaco Beach Resort, Ms. Barbara Siegel and Mr. Randy White. Ms. Anderson, Mr. Woods and Ms. Ferguson are with the Ministry of Tourism. Mr. Tebon, Ms. Siegel and Mr. White are with Exclusive Sports Marketing. The event brings athletes from the United States, Freeport and often from other countries. Beach Resort. Mr. Steve Tebon, President of Exclusive Sports Marketing in Boca Raton, who manages the Classic Triathlon Series, is very excited by this years event. In his words, they are building up to Number 10 in 2003 which will be grand. There is prize money for Bahamian triathletes and elite triathletes alike. For the Bahamian both male and female will get $250 for first prize, $175 for second prize, $150 for third prize and $100 for fourth prize. In the Elite Class both male and female will receive $750 for first prize, $500 for second prize, $250 for third prize, $150 for fourth prize and $100 for fifth prize. The reigning Elite Class male champion is Dave Bell from Freeport, Grand Bahama while the reigning woman champion is Linda Neary, who has won this race at least five times in Abaco. A local committee to raise funds and to organize parts of the weekend is hard at work. Head of the committee are Mr. Mike Malone and Mr. Don Cornish as chairpersons along with Barry Whityting, John Neophytou and William Davis. Triathletes who compete in the other triathlons of this series in the States receive double points for participating in this event. The weekend activities will begin on August 30 with a party at the Bistro. On Friday there will be registration poolside at Abaco Beach Resort. The actual race will be Saturday, beginning and ending at Abaco Beach Resort. The race includes a half-mile ocean swim, a 15 mile bike ride and a threemile run. The awards party will be held at Crossing Beach on Saturday evening. The party will be open to all and on Sunday Nippers will host a party for the triathletes. For athletes traveling from Florida, the Bahamas travel network has put together several air and hotel packages. Bikes for the triathlete will be shipped gratis on the Duke of Topsail. Once again, it looks like a fun weekend for the Great Abaco Triathlon. TriathlonFrom Page 1 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICELocated Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055

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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 13 A True Bahamian Dining ExperienceCoconut Grouper Cracked Conch Crawfish Surf N Turf & More Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages ServedCome and Try Katies SpecialOpen Mon. Tue. Wed. Fri. Sat. 8am 3pm & 6pm 9pm Open Thu. 8am 3pm Sun. 10am 3pm & 6pm 9pmLocated in Memorial Plaza Phone: (242) 367-4657 Man-O-WarIndependence Day Celebration Brought Community TogetherIndependence Day on Man-O-War is celebrated wholeheartedly. The love of country and cay is demonstrated by the people working and playing together to commemorate the anniversary of Bahamian independence. Games for youngsters aged 1-16 started the morning at the ball field. There were traditional running races, sack race, egg n spoon race and ball throw. The older crowd finished the morning events with a tug-ofwar. The older men won against the younger men again for the second year. The more mature ladies then garnered their first victory this year. Congratulations to all of us who are of the older generation. All ladies were eligible to compete in the two-mile walking race, a first this year. Half of the entrants made it to the finish line despite the heat. Events continued at the public dock. There was money diving in the milk tub for the very young children and swimming events for the older children. The men had 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 BIKEStheir events which included conch breaking, wood sawing and nail driving. Plenty of good food was available so no one went home hungry! Unhappily, the day was not without misfortune. The Slippery Pole is very popular and has long been the highlight of the days events. For those unfamiliar with this sport, a long pole coated with Crisco is placed on the dock with a piece of canvas is nailed to the end. The young man who can slide to the end of the pole and pull out the piece of canvas is the winner. During the event this year, a pile up in the water resulted in three contestants going to Marsh Harbour for treatment. No one was seriously hurt. Thanks to all who made the day possible, including Charmaine and Glenn Albury, Brian and Cristina Albury and all the volunteers who worked so hard. Thank you, too, to all who donated food, time and money to the cause.Guana CayBook Sales Will Benefit SchoolThe Guana Cay All Age School will soon benefit from the re-publication of a booklet containing the poem We Did on Guana Cay by Marjorie Otton and illustrated by Diane Collingsworth. Through the donations of 37 individuals and companies, the book, which was originally published in 1988 and raised over $1500 for the school, will be available at many Guana Cay locations at a price of $6.50. The reprint was suggested by Mrs. Chere Pinder, the long time teacher at the school. Red Jacket coordinated the fund raising efforts through the Abaco Board on oii.net to reprint 1000 copies. The sales on Guana Cay will be under the direction of the Guana Cay Community Association. News of the CaysThe United States Immigration Service has opened a website for tracking non-immigrant students who are studying in United States colleges and universities. This system requires the college to notify the website when the students arrives or does not arrive, when they depart and even when they change their course of study. In the works for three years, all schools must comply by January 30, 2003, or they will not be granted the certificate of eligibility to issue I-20 forms for students to apply for I-20 visas. Events of September 11 speeded up the introduction of this system. Bahamian students studying the United States will be tracked by this system.Students Will Be Tracked

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Page 14 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Breakfast, Lunch & Breakfast, Lunch & Breakfast, Lunch & Breakfast, Lunch & Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,Dinner, Dinner,Dinner, Dinner,Come & relax by the Come & relax by the Come & relax by the Come & relax by the Come & relax by the watersidewaterside watersidewaterside waterside while we cater to your while we cater to your while we cater to your while we cater to your while we cater to your eating needs! eating needs! eating needs! eating needs! eating needs!VHF Ch. 16 VHF Ch. 16 VHF Ch. 16 VHF Ch. 16 VHF Ch. 16 Phone 242 367-4444 Phone 242 367-4444 Phone 242 367-4444 Phone 242 367-4444 Phone 242 367-4444 Live Music Weekly Live Music Weekly Live Music Weekly Live Music Weekly Live Music WeeklyClosed Tuesdays Closed Tuesdays Closed Tuesdays Closed Tuesdays Closed TuesdaysInvites you to Invites you to Invites you to Invites you to Invites you to Partake in a Partake in a Partake in a Partake in a Partake in a Wonderful Dining Wonderful Dining Wonderful Dining Wonderful Dining Wonderful Dining Experience... Experience... Experience... Experience... Experience... BistroHarbourside Restaurant Harbourside Restaurant Harbourside Restaurant Harbourside Restaurant Harbourside Restaurant At the Conch Inn At the Conch Inn At the Conch Inn At the Conch Inn At the Conch Inn Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 367-2658Silver Jewelry Ladies Dresses Panama Jack Hats, Sun Glasses, & Suntan Lotion Mens Shorts & Shirts Kids T-shirts Kalik Souvenirs Genuine Cuban Cigars Bahamian CDs & Tapes ...& a variety of other gifts & Souvenirs Located Across from Mangoes Restaurant Open Mon. thru Sat. 9 am to 5 pm Some Sundays daySUNSET SOUVENIRSCollege Fair Is PlannedBy Isobel Sherman Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal of Abaco Central High School, has announced plans for a first ever college fair in Abaco. The date is November 15, 2002. Approximately 50 colleges, universities and technical schools have been invited to send representatives. The fair will be open to all secondary schools in Abaco as well as the public. Many admissions person have agreed to come to Abaco including a representative from the University of Nebraska. A college fair is common in other communities, Nassau, Freeport and many cities in the United States. Representatives from different colleges and technical schools attend, giving out brochures and talking to individual students and parents about their school and what it offers. The students can ask questions and get details about the school. The representatives bring registration forms and help students begin the process of applying to that school. It allows students and parents to compare schools, which is particularly important here where most students do not have an opportunity to personally visit school campuses. Look for more details in future issues of The Abaconian .Hope TownJune Was a Busy MonthBy Candace Key The Hope Town School community and parent volunteers were treated to an afternoon party at Harbours Edge recently celebrating a successful year as Partners for Progress. Volunteers are used at the school in many areas such as one-on-one subject area tutors, art teachers, foreign language teachers, religion, PE and special project aides. Many folks volunteer year round while others donate their time during their winter months stay. Parents help as well in the same areas and also as lunchtime monitors. Theres a lot of talent on these islands and Hope Town teachers and PTA are very appreciative of folks sharing it with their students.School Honours PTA OfficerPTA Treasurer Debbie Patterson was surprised by a Retirement dinner given in her honour at Rudys Place. She has been the PTA Treasurer for 14 years, through both her childrens years at the school. Parents, teachers, children and well wishers presented her with presents and a travel certificate. Her dedication to all aspects of the school and PTA is an outstanding example of parental support and participation. Her husband, Stafford, served as PTA President for many years, too. Thank you both for your hard work.Teachers Are HonouredThe three teachers at Hope Town school were shown appreciation from parents and students during National Teachers Appreciation Week. Grinning students surprised teachers with roses, special notes and cards, presents, hugs and even huge gingerbread heart cookies. It was a fun week for the surprisers and those being surprised. It was much appreciated.Field Trips Are PopularThe end of school is an especially exciting time for students anticipating their class end-of-year field trip. Grades 2,3 and 4 picked a great day for their much anticipated kayak trip at Snake Cay with Abaco Outback. Teacher Nancy Burnett had been preparing pertinent lessons for weeks to integrate the trip into the curriculum. Parents, students and teacher all reported a fantastic fun-filled educational day and wanted to know when they can go again. Meanwhile, Grades 5 and 6 were planning their long awaited senior trip to Nassau. Actually, while teacher Mrs. Candace Key was talking about naturalistic, historic and educational sights, students were picturing water slides at Atlantis! The three-day trip allowed plenty of time for both. The Pirate Museum, Ardastra Gardens, Adventure Learning Centre for a planetarium program, historical tours and meetings with our Governor General and Prime Minister still left plenty of time for Mc Donalds, Dunkin Doughnuts, water slides at Atlantis, movies at night and munching late night pizzas while writing in their journals. It was hard to tell who had the most fun students or adults!Trip to Nassau Is HighlightThe schools annual Awards Night was an exciting time as the students sat with finSchool NewsThe Hope Town School has many volunteers, parents, visitors and second home owners, who give assisitance to the students providing many extra benefits for the lucky students. The volunteers are thanked each year with a luncheon, held this year at Harbours Edge. Please see School Page 15 Dont pull my braids, please, Annie Sawyer seems to be saying to the Rainbow Lory during Ardastra Gardens participant bird feeding program.

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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 15 FormerlyFormerly FormerlyFormerly Formerly Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto Western Auto COMPLETE ROOM PACKAGESPlus Wicker & Rattan for a Beautiful Island Home BEDROOM DINNING ROOM LIVING ROOMBuy a piece & save a little Buy a room & save a lot! BellasFurniture & Accessories ROOMS TO GO Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Saturday 9 am noon Tel: (242) 367-2230 or (242) 367-2300 Fax: (242) 367-2391 C & A VC & A V C & A VC & A V C & A V ariety ariety ariety ariety ariety StorStor StorStor Stor e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink ss ss s Exclusive Distributor of NOW SELLING Gatorade, V8 Splash, Bluebird Juices, Water, Bottled and Canned SodasTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNext to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomons Abaco gers crossed, whispering to each other about their guesses for recipients of our several major awards. All students receive awards and present packages but our memorial awards are much vied for. It is a wonderful way to remember community citizens who are no longer with us but contributed to the community in special ways. The awards are given in their relatives honour by community members. Often they are on hand to present the award and talk to students about their relatives accomplishments achieved through hard work. One of the very popular awards is not a memorial in the same sense, however. The Patrick Bethel Attendance Award is given by the former principal of Hope Town School in honor of his wife and his early teaching days here in Hope Town. Children try hard to be the only one in their classroom who dont miss any school in order to receive Patricks award. Parents who attend PTA meetings and More School News SchoolFrom Page 14 community volunteers and parents whose children make the Honour Roll are presented with three different types of bumper stickers at the end of the program. The final item on the program is the PTAs presentation to teachers. Gifts this year were roses and restaurant gift certificates. A very yummy way to end the school year, indeed. The school year ended on a great note with a pool party at the Hope Town Lodge and Kentucky Fried Chicken picnic following.Wesley CollegeFour Graduate in CeremonyOn June 22 four students graduated from Wesley College, three after spending 12 years in that school. A valedictory service was held at Aldersgate Methodist Church, which was filled with parents, friends and well-wishers. The graduates were Jamal McIntosh, Desiree Jones and Joanna Minns, all of whom attended Wesley College from grade one through grade 12 joined by Omarh Archer to complete the Class of 2002. The Wesley College band under the direction of Rev. Charles Carey, provided special music for the occasion. Dr. Colin Archer, Chairman of the Board of Governors, presented the charge to the students. He urged the young graduates to dedicate themselves to God and accomplish great things through their spiritual strength. Valedictorian Jamal McIntosh challenged the younger students to always strive for excellence. Mrs. Patricia Archer, widow of Mr. Baltron Archer and mother of Dr. Colin Archer, was presented with an honorary high school diploma in recognition of her lifetime achievement and her contribution to the school.Six Make the Deans ListJamal McIntosh, Head Student, headed the Deans List with a 4.0 GPA. He has been accepted at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. Other students making a GPA of 3.5 or higher were Nyika Wilmore, Desiree Jones, Daniel Jones, Roberto Murray and Charlene Brice.Abaco Central HighRegistration ContinuesBy Isobel Sherman Registration for new and old students at Abaco Central High School will continue through August 20th from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. Parents and guardians of new students are to bring a birth certificate or passport, the students last report card, immunization card and National Insurance card when regEric Patterson proudly displays his plants and books won for the Reggie Malone Memorial Award. Presenting the award to him were his father and uncles, descendants of Reggie Malone. Mr. Reggie is proudly remembered for being an all-around man talented in many areas including his green thumb. This award is given to the top all-around senior student each year. Please see School Page 35 Marsh Harbour Boat Yard Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat LiftServices include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Mechanical repairs Well stocked marine store (incorporating Triple J Marine Store)For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: mhby@abacoinet.com www.mhby.com

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Page 16 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002 Phone: 367-2326 Marsh HarbourEnjoy the Performance!Visit our Locationacross fromStandard Hardware Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to choose from All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount $945 23 Albury Bros$840 22 Boston Whaler$798 20 Albury/Hydra $770 18 Privateer $560 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com The Abaco Basketball Association sponsored a week-long basketball camp for the youth of central Abaco. The well attended camp was coached by a team from Tennessee. They were coached in the various aspects of the game, crossovers, dribbling and other drills. The campers are shown here in practice drills.Basketball Camp Proves PopularBy Isobel Sherman The week of July 15-19 was an exciting time for young people between the ages of eight and 17. The Abaco Basketball Association sponsored a week-long basketball camp. The camp was held at the court in Murphy Town with two sessions per day. Well over 60 boys and girls were at each session. The campers were taught the fundamentals of basketball such as crossovers, dribbling and other basic basketball drills. The coaches were a team from Bristol High School in Bristol, Tennessee. Bristol High School is famous for its basketball teams. The teams have played all over the world including Italy and Germany. They come to Freeport every year to participate in the Thanksgiving Tournament sponsored by Tabernacle High School. In addition, Bristol High School stages a basketball tournament every year in their gymnasium, which can hold six thousand spectators. Mr. Dale Burns, Head Coach and Athletic Director there, led the coaching staff for the camp. He has 34 years of coaching experience. He was assisted by Richard Esner, Gene Lanier, both with 34 years of coaching experience and Roby Wilcher who has 15 years coaching experience. Coach Burns says this is their first time on Abaco but he was impressed by the level of raw talent on Abaco. Assisting this coaching staff were Bahamians Ismael Stretch Morley and Cay Mills of the Abaco Basketball Association. Coach Burns told me that basketball must be played year round in order to have truly competitive teams. He said discipline and the importance of good grades also must be emphasized. For the past nine years the 47 members of the Bristol High School basketball teams have a 3.54 GPA and above. Members of his teams go on to top named colleges. Sports News Darts Teams Are ActiveBy Alice Bain The Abaco Darts Association will soon be attending the Caribbean and Americas cup in Grand Cayman this year and is presently promoting its first summer league ever. The association president, Donald Stinger Burrows, spoke about the league and its upcoming international tournament. The summer league is intended to introduce more players interested in the Abaco Darts Association, he said. Every Wednesday night we play a double header, and this league will run til the end of September. We will be having tournaments for trophies as well, both team trophies and individual player trophies. Were looking for more darts shooters for the regular season which begins at the end of October each year. Locally four teams of five shooters each participate in the league, the Big Boys, the Angels, the Stars and the Stella Arrows. The association also plays against leagues in Freeport and Nassau and will be leaving on July 26th for the Caribbean and Americas Cup in Grand Cayman. The Bahamas is defending champion! enthuses Mr. Burrows. Stinger is in his second year as team captain. Malcolm Spicer is President of the Bahamas Darts Federation, Secretary General of the Caribbean Darts Organization, Coordinator of the Americas Cup Committee and Secretary of the Abaco Darts Association. He made further observations about the Bahamian teams candidacy for the Cup this year. The Bahamian players have such a high standard because we play every day, every week, through the year. We take darts very seriously, and like any other sport if you practice at it, you get good. We have 70 or 80 darts teams in the Bahamas which make darts probably the largest sporting organization in the country. We hold three national tournaments each year, and as a national team weve gone somewhere for the past fifteen years, either to the World Cup or the Caribbean Cup. We missed only one Cup in Australia which we couldnt attend due to lack of funds but we did attend the World Cup in Please see Sports Page 38

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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 17 Bluff House Beach HotelGreen Turtle Cay, Abaco, BahamasBahamian SpecialInviting all Bahamians to take advantage of this great offer!per couple per nightIncludes: Dinner, Breakfast and Accommodation in a Split Level Suite for Two*Not Included: Transportation, Gratuity on food and beverages, Service Charge and Tax on RoomsTel: 242-365-4247 or Fax: 242-365-4248online: www.bluffhouse.com E-mail: BluffHouse@oii.net Residents or citizens with proper ID $99.00* THE SUV IN TOWN! GET RALLY CAR NOT RALLY CAR PRICES. All for the Low Starting Price of ON-THE-SPOT FINANCING Loaded with: 4-wheel DriveAir Conditioning Power SteeringPower Windows, Locks & Mirrors Dual AirbagsABS Braking System AM/FM/CD PlayerAlarm System Keyless EntryAlloy Wheels (optional) formerly Triple J Marine ElectronicsFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repairs of: Xantrex, Balmar and others SIMRADRaymarineF.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained TechnicianNow Located atop The Jib Room at Marsh Harbour MarinaTel: (242) 367-2163 Fax:(242)367-3388 e-mail: merlin@abacoinet.comMonitoring VHF CH16 Monday Friday 8am 5pm erlin sMarine Electronics Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Charters & Water available on requestGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Call Rich or Melena Ph/Fax 242-365-5190 Advertise in The AbaconianBy Sandy Walker Two Abaco persons attended a First Responder Course in Nassau. Nurse Shadell Munnings graduated from the course as valedictorian and Mr. John Pintard graduated with the highest score in the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation section of the course. Funding for the course was provided by the U.S. Army Southern Command and it was under the direction of the Ministry of Health. All course graduates were certified by the Ministry. Ms. Sandy Walker is the island coordinator of the First Responders Programme on Abaco and Mr. Sarone Kennedy is the coordinator for the South Abaco District. Other district coordinators will be named and become official at the First Responders meeting to be held on August 10. The course is part of the First Responders Programme which began on Abaco in October 1998 when 24 persons completed the course. The purpose of this programme is to provide advanced first aid skills to persons in outlying areas so they will be able to stabilize victims of accidents and emergencies until advanced medical help can arrive or the victim can be transported to a clinic or doctor. The course has been held on several Family Islands. A meeting will be held on August 10 at 9 a.m. for persons who were trained since 1998 and for those who are interested in becoming part of the First Responders Team. Also persons who need to be re-certified should attend. The meeting will be held at the Learning Resource Centre opposite Sawyers Market in Marsh Harbour. For further information you may contact Ms. Walker at 367-5393/4. Ms. Sandy Walker, second from left, is shown presenting First Responders kits to Nurse Shadell Munnings and Mr. John Pintard, both of whom recently completed a First Responders Course in Nassau. Mr. Sarone Kennedy on the far left is the coordinator for the South Abaco District. Both Ms. Munnings and Mr. Pintard distinguished themselves with excellent scores.Two Complete First Responder Course By Isobel Sherman The government will no longer subsidize interest payments for current or new recipients of the Government Education Loan Programme beginning August, 2002. Those who have a loan will have to pay the full interest of 8 percent per year on the principle. Until now the government paid half of the interest, 4 percent while the recipient of the loan paid the other half. Those who have these loans already will realize that it will be a hefty sum to pay as they progress through their education. Other new criteria which must be met by students include their maintaining a 2.5 GPA over the previous year and their providing official receipts of the payment of fees as well as the payment of the interest on their loans. A committee has been named which will develop other criteria. They expect to finance only those students which are studying areas which The Bahamas is needing such as natural sciences, marine sciences, agri-business, engineering, environmental sciences and special education. Government has decided not to assist students in unneeded disciplines. According to a spokesperson at the Ministry of Education, notification will be given through the Tribune and the Nassau Guardian the first week in August. Payments from the fund will be made during the third week of August for those recipients who have had the loan previously and for the new recipients. Already this year the government has received nearly 2000 applications. There are approximately 2300 recipients now under the programme which began in 2000. Dr. Keva Bethel, Chairman of the committee, stressed, Individuals who enter the programme must take their responsibility very seriously.Changes Are Made in Government Scholarship Loan Scheme

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Page 18 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002 You can count on Lowes forBack to SchoolSAVINGS Another Way To $ave Money Another Way To $ave MoneyIntroduing...Introduing... Introduing... 36BuyItemsBuy ItemsItemsBuyget10off%get15%get20%off School Clothes Boys Uniforms P.E. Uniforms Girls School Blouses Girls Skirt Fabric School TiesSchool Supplies Exercise Books Paper Pens Pencils Erasers Geometry Sets Rulers Lunch Boxes School Bags and more...Lowes Shopping PlazaMarsh Harbour1 (242) 367-2667On July 9 at a first ever banquet and installation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Neulessa Major of the Pilot Club of Abaco was installed as Youth Coordinator of Clubs of Evolving Districts of Pilot International. Mrs. Major will be responsible for youth activities in all Pilot Clubs in the Evolving District which includes three clubs in Nassau, two in Freeport and two on Abaco as well as clubs in Hawaii, Japan, Canada, and Montana. While in Canada the Pilot Clubs of the Bahamas along with the Ministry of Tourism introduced Junkanoo to the 2000 attendees at the Presidents Installation Banquet. The Director of Marketing in Canada, Mr. Stephen Johnson, and the Junkanoo group manager, Mr. Leslie Huyler, made it an evening to remember. This was an international event and was great publicity for the Bahamas. We are grateful to Mr. Johnson and his team for assisting us and making it a worthwhile, exciting and enjoyable experience for all in attendance. Attending the convention from the Abaco Clubs were President Joyce Coleby, Treasurer Veronica Nairn and member Eunice Mills and from the South Abaco Club President Claudia Pinder, Treasurer Valeria Lightbourn, Director Annie Darville and Director Paul Pinder. The Pilot Clubs of Abaco and South Abaco were also recognized for chartering a new Pilot club and a new Anchor Club. Mrs. Neulessa Major from the Pilot Club of Abaco, Mr. Stephen Johnson, Director of Marketing and Sales in the Tourism Office in Toronto, and Mr. Leslie Huyler, Manager of Junkanoo, are shown at a banquet for Pilots International in Toronto, Canada where the Junkanoo entertained the 2000 members attending. Club News A dead beaked whale was washed ashore on the beach at Bahama Palm Shores on July 2. Residents were concerned that the 17-foot mammal would become an unpleasnat mess as it deteriorated. Fortunately, it rotted away and was consumed by buzzards in a very short time. Even the bones were removed by one family, leaving the beach to be enjoyed by residents and visitors.Whale Is Beached At Bahama Palm ShoresAbaco Pilot Club Member Installed

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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 19 Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van StrattonNN NN N ASSASS ASSASS ASS AA AA A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y LY L Y LY L Y L TD.TD. TD.TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRSTGeneral Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd.Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cherokee Food FairGroceries All you need & moreFruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax 366-2022 Mon Fri 7:30 am 6 pm Sat 7:30 am 7 pmThe Place to be Is Cherokee NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday ZNS Features Abaco FestivitiesDiana Swann of Freeport ZNS orgnaized a three day filming session in Central Abaco on August 25-27 for broadcast on national television. A four-hour live report was made in Marsh Harbour on July 27. One of the activities which proved popular was a dominoes tournament. Above is Ms. Swann and Mr. Curry from Mount Hope playing a foursome.. By Anita Rolle Recently Mr. Sarone Kennedy of the Abaco Red Cross held a meeting to organize a Disaster Preparedness Committee on Abaco. The committee will be responsible for designing a working plan for disaster and response. He explained that disasters encompass any manmade or natural event which causes a negative impact on a community. He addressed the small group informing them that at present, in the event of a disaster, Abaco would not be prepared to adequately respond. He used the example of the Aaliyah airplane crash where he reminded attendees that in that case, there were inadequate body bags for the number of victims a detail which might seem minor to some but proves that we should prepare for the inevitable. The Red Cross is willing to train interested and committed personnel in each area of preparedness and response. However, it is their hope that persons with experience and expertise will volunteer their knowledge and services.Red Cross Holds Disaster Preparedness Meeting

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Page 20 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002 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 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 w ith 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 T illoo 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 dock slips, one can accommodate up to a 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 OTHER HOMES OTHER HOMESSOLITUDE 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 Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. Beautiful sunrises. Each homesite comes with a dock slip at the private marina. Great investment opportunity. Starting at: $89,000 Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Fridges Freezers Satellites TVs Stereos Phones Home Appliances Car Stereos/Amps Speakers Abaco Distributors Ltd. Ph: (242) 367-2265 (242) 367-3042SALES SERVICES REPAIRS AND ACCESSORIES MONTHL Y SPECIALS 15 Cu. Ft Gibson Fridge $649.00 30 Gas Range $479.00SPECIALS GOOD, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, FOR APRIL 2002 The 2002 hurricane season is now beginning its third month, beginning on June 1 and continuing until November 30. These most devastating storms on earth are feared by people in the tropical areas of both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The forecasts for this year indicate weathermen expect it to be slightly busier than normal. Weathermen are forecasting 12 named storms, seven of which will become hurricanes and three are expected to intensify to severe hurricanes. The past six years have had more than normal. The average is 10 tropical storms with six reaching hurricane strength and two becoming major storms. The number and intensity of storms is determined by several factors including water temperatures, tropical rainfall, even the rainfall over Africa, and air pressure. El Nino can be a factor to reduce their severity. But the El Nino present in the Pacific at this time is weak and forecasters do not think it will have much effect this year. Most people on Abaco have memories of several recent storms which have impacted on Abaco. The worst year was 1999 when we were hit with three storms the worst being Floyd which caused millions of dollars of damage. We have finally finishing the clean up and repairs from that storm. Last year Michelle brought back bad memories as it pounded us but with less fury than what Floyd hit us with. Forecasting skills are becoming much more accurate as weathermen have better ways of gathering information. Preparation is essential to minimize damage caused if a storm. The following guide will hopefully assist our readers to prepare. It is not too early to take the first steps in anticipation of a storm. All preparation cannot be done at the last minute when a storm is approaching. The hurricane tracking map willl help our readers keep track of storms which could head our way. Keep it handy and write on it the location of any storms as they move toward us. That can give an early indication of whether we might be in the path of the storm.2002 Hurricane Season Is HereA Guide to Hurricane PreparationDestruction by Hurricane Floyd was evident in most towns including Crossing Rocks. This shows the scene at the old town after the winds had subsided. The old town is virtually deserted as most families have moved inland to higher ground.

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Page 22 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002Related TipsShould a hurricane strike, with full cooperation from the public, BEC is confident of its ability to restore services promptly. Below are tips that should be taken seriously, in the event of passage of a hurricane: 1. Remove Television Antenna With extreme Care. Strong winds may cause it to come into contact with powerlines, and this can result in death or very serious injuries.2: Disconnect all electrical equipment in your house with the exception of a small lamp to alert you when the power is restored.3. Beware of fallen wires, particularly if they have fallen in puddles of water. Stay away from such puddles of water. Do not touch fallen or over-hanging wires of any kind under any circumstances. This could result in serious injuries. Report all downed lines. 4. Do not touch a tree or any object which is in contact with power lines, including trees.5. Please call the emergency telephone numbers or the police emergency numbers immediately to report a fire, sparking power lines or other life threatening situations. Otherwise, do not call BECs emergency numbers. Instead, listen to one of your local radio stations. 6. Do not touch a downed power line. If you see one, please report it to the Bahamas Electricity Corporations Emergency Department, phone 367-2727.7. If you need to dismantle a building that has an existing power supply, please contact BEC first.8. Do not atempt to cut trees which may have blown onto or near to power lines. Contact BEC to assist. Also, do not attempt to pick fruit from such trees, especially when they are wet. BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION, ABACOHURRICHURRIC HURRICHURRIC HURRIC ANEANE ANEANE ANE BEC Emergency numbers367-2727 367-2846 367-4667 Under storm conditions BEC will stand by on VHF radio Channel 16 Stay away from trees which are in contact with power lines. Bring these to our attention immediately. If you experience any unusual electrical conditions during a storm (unusual bright or dim lights, or fluctuating power) turn off appliances and electronic devices until normal service is restored. Turn off your main switch if storm conditions cause flooding inside your house. Stay out of water which may be in contact with electricity. During storm conditions BEC will endeavour to maintain the electricity supply for as long as possible. However, our main consideration is the protection of human life and the preservation of our operating plant. Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $110 $295 $645 26 Paramount $180 $450 $925 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour 16 x 20 Storage Units and Yard SpaceSECURITYTrucks Cars Boats Etc.Ask for Glen at 367-2414 or 359-6288P.O. Box AB-20504 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas A Guide to Hurricane Preparation In operation since 1997 New Commuter service to Marsh Harbour Starting August 2, 2002 Friday and Monday Service Saturday for groups of six or more$199*RT Palm Beach to Marsh Harbour$299*RT Orlando/ Sanford to Marsh Harbour Service available to other Abaco airports For more information please call800-849-6999 in the US or 904 829 3605 in the Bahamas*Plus applicable taxesThe Bahamas suffered several bad hurricanes in the past three years. Abaco endured three hurricanes in 1999, Dennis on August 27, devastating Floyd on September 14 and Irene on October 16. Then last year we saw the power of Michelle. Although they did not all have hurricane strength when they passed over Abaco, they were all damaging. Any tropical system has potential for damage and death caused by the high winds, the heavy rains and the sea surge. Every hurricane season bring with it the possibility of a direct hit or the edges of a storm which as be damaging. Tropical storms and hurricanes are among natures most powerful forces because of their size and potential for destruction. The dangers of the storms are from the storm surge, powerful winds, tornadoes and torrential rains which can combine to be devastating. A hurricane is a tropical cyclone in which the winds move in a large spiral around its eye which has a calm, low pressure center. Hurricanes begin as areas of low pressure off the coast of Africa or anywhere in the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico. These storms move slowly westerly. The eye of a hurricane may travel ten to fifteen miles per hour with the storm extending out from the center 150 to 200 miles. Inside the eye is calm and the skies may be clear. But that is deceptive because the wind on the other side of the eye blows in the opposite direction from the first part of the storm. If people do not understand when the eye of the hurricane is passing, they may be caught in deadly winds and torrential rain. A storm surge is a rise in sea level near the eye or center of the hurricane. As this nears land, it becomes a wall of water which is the greatest threat to life and property. Most hurricane-related deaths Because of the low pressure in the eye and the high winds, the ocean surface is raised. This arch of water can be as wide as 50 miles. As the storm approaches land this water can be raised up to 20 feet high which destroys buildings, erodes beaches and produces massive floods. When weather reports are given on the radio, they use terms which we should be familiar with. A tropical disturbance a week rotating area of thunderstorms with maximum winds 38 miles per hour A tropical storm Clouds and thunderstorms with a cyclonic circulation having maximum sustained winds of 39 to 72 miles per hour A hurricane a cyclonic circulation with a well-defined eye, heavy rains and thunderstorms with maximum sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or greater The weathermen also rate the hurricanes in categories according to their potential to cause disaster. Category 1 Winds of 73 to 95 miles per hour. Damage may include flooding of lowlying coastal areas, small boats may be torn from their moorings in exposed anchorages. These storms can generate a four to five foot storm surge. Category 2 Winds of 96 to 110 miles per hour. Damage will be moderate and may include flooding in low areas, cutting off access through low lying roads and some damage to roofing materials, windows and doors. The storm surge can create get to six to eight feet. Category 3 Winds of 111 to 130 miles per hour. Damage will be major and may include high water blocking inland roads, serious coastal flooding, destruction to small buildings. Storm surge potential is nine to 12 feet. Category 4 Winds of 131 to 155 miles per hour. Damage will be severe and may include cutting off access roads, major damage to lower floors of buildings near shore because of flooding and battering of waves and debris, and collapse of roofs on many small buildings. These storms can pack a very dangerous 13 to 18 foot storm surge. Category 5 Winds of more than 155 miles per hour. Damage will be catastrophic and may include buildings collapsing, many roofs collapsing, extensive shattering of glass and windows, small buildings overturned and blown away. These storms are very rare but can create a trremendous storm surge of over 20 feet. One two Category 5 storms have ever hit the United States. Hurricane Andrew was a category 3 hurricane when it hit Eleuthera but it demolished most of the buildings in the towns of northern Eleuthera and Bimini.Warning TermsHurricane Alert: Issued when hurricane conditions will affect the island within 60 hours Hurricane Watch: Issued when hurricane conditions will affect the island with 36 hours Hurricane Warning: Issued when hurricane conditions will affect the island within 24 hoursTerms and Categories Used by Weathermen Remember Early Preparation Is Important

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Weve got more of what youre looking for! MARSH HARBOUR 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 DONT GET CAUGHT WITHOUT A SPARE! AID carries tires to help keep you on the road! S KWatermakers, Inc.AffordableReliable4256 North US 1 Ft. Pierce, Florida 34946 (561) 489-0852 Installation available in Abaco by Professional Service LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town, Abaco 150 to 100,000 Gallons Per Day Prices Starting at $2,450.00 U.S. Cost Check out our Website at www.skwatermakers.com[;\/-0 B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKIEarly Preparation Is Essential The worst hurricanes are frequently during the months of August, September and October. The better prepared residents are for hurricanes, the better they will survive in the event that a storm actually hits. Protecting property is important for minimizing damage. These preparations must be done well in advance of a storm. Hopefully, our experiences with storms during the past few years will cause us to be diligent in making these preparations. Listed below are suggestions for preparing. Make sure you have substantial hurricane shutters and that they are in good repair. Check to see you have all the hardware items you need to put them in place quickly. See that you have necessary tools you might need for shutter installation. Check your roof to see that shingles are in good shape and make any necessary repairs. If you have a stand-by generator, check to see that it is operational. Make arrangements for taking down any antennas on your roof. Remove dead wood and broken branches from trees and shrubs. Have a battery radio and battery flashlights with extra batteries and bulbs. Have some sort of stove for heating food during an emergency. Find out where the hurricane shelters are in your community. Make plans for securing your boat. See that your LP tank if filled. Make sure you have operational radio which can pick up Nassau or Freeport stations.Early PreparationsSecuring Your BoatSecure your boat before a storm is close, either by hauling it up on land or mooring it at a marina or in a safe harbour. Check with your marina as some will not allow boats to stay at their docks during a storm. Do not be caught struggling with it when hurricane force winds are already approaching. Abaco now has several boat yards which can haul your boats. Do not wait until the last minute if you want your boat hauled as all of the yards will be extremely busy and will not necessarily be able to accommodate you. If you live on your boat, you are urged to get to a shelter. It is not safe to remain on your boat during a hurricane. Your life is more important that the safety of your boat. A boat on a trailer should be placed flat on the ground, lashed down and half filled with water. The trailer should also be lashed down. The engine and gas tanks should be removed and secured. Make sure you have a secure supply of gas and oil for your boat after the hurricane is past if you are dependent on a boat for transportation. Arrange well ahead of time for a safe place for your pets during the storm if you do not plan to keep them in your house with you. Even animals normally outside need to be inside during a severe storm. Remember to have an adequate supply of water, pet foods and other necessary supplies. You need at least one weeks supply. Remember that shelters do not allow pets. Arrange for a safe place for your animals prior to the storm if you plan to go to a shelter. If your animal has to remain outside, do not leave it tied.Pets Must Be ConsideredProtect Your DocumentsCollect all documents which are irreplaceable or very important Insurance policies Ownership documents such as property deeds, titles of cars and boats Birth certificates and passports Pictures you value Other papers important to you These should be kept in a plastic bag or container which can be sealed to be waterproof and kept with you. Make copies and keep the copies in another secure place. Remember to make copies of the items in your wallet, drivers licenses, credit cards, etc. Buy supplies at the beginning of the season. If you wait until the last minute to purchase supplies, the lines may be long and store shelves may be empty, leaving you ill-prepared.

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Page 24 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002 www.coldwellbankerbahamas.comThe Bahamas Neurological CentreDr. Edwin Demeritte will have monthly neurology clinics at the Abaco Medical Clinic, Crockett Drive, Marsh Harbour Clinics the second Friday of every month For adults and children with neurological problems Neurodiagnostic testing, including EEGs, EMGs and others Specific test can be made available locally upon request To schedule appointments or testing please contact us 242-393-5962 Nassau 242-367-4240 Abaco Abaco Inn Elbow Cay366-0133 Monday-Friday 9 to 12 Looking for motivated and hard working persons!! Earn top cash with flexible hours Barefoot Elegance Now taking applications for next season! Waitresses Waiters Bartenders Cooks Office Housekeeping Written Applications Only Mail or Fax to: 1 (242) 366-0113 Must have valid work papers and work references! Good As New has moved to a new location to serve you better. We now offer repair and service on ALL Appliances, Air Conditioners and Power Tools. Thats right, we offer service by a European Trained Technician.We Repair: :::::: Fridges ALL types of Freezers Air Conditioners Stoves Auto Air Conditioners Power Tools Wall Units Small Appliances Central Air Units Coolers Mini Split UnitsNo job too big or too small We repair and service them all! Come on in and visit our new store and see our new items in stock... GOOD AS NEW!Located in the yellow building across from Abaco Wholesale, and right next door to the Detour. Phone 1 (242) 367-2184 Cell: 1 (242) 375-9978WE SELL! Fridges Stoves Televisions Furniture Cellulars & Accessories Playstation Nintendo Etc., etc., etc... Bobbys Fine Carpentry also located at Good As New When a Hurricane Watch Is IssuedBe Prepared to Make All These Arangements Outside Your HomeAdvance PlanningYour Windows, Glass Doors and Garage Doors! Check your storm shutters or plywood supply; make sure you have enough and they are in good condition. Check your wood braces, fasteners and tools such as hammer, nails, screws and screwdrivers. Start putting up your most difficult shutters early, such as on second-storey windows, picture windows and glass doors.Your Roof! Your roof should always be in top hurricane-proof shape with adequate hurricane straps and without loose shingles Take down your television and VHF radio antennas and satellite dishes. Be sure the sets inside are unplugged first. When removing antennas, look around in all directions to ensure the antenna cannot touch or reach a power line.Your Yard! Trees on your property that may threaten power lines should be trimmed. Only BEC should trim trees near power lines. Take inside or tie down all loose items such as boards, patio furniture, garbage cans, etc. that may be blown about by the wind. Propane gas tanks should be secured in place. Turn off the gas when a hurricane warning is issued. Remove all coconuts from your trees and those nearby.Last Minute! Propane gas tanks should be turned off when a hurricane warning is issued. Fill your automobiles with gas and park them near the house, if not in a garage or carport, but away from trees that may fall on them. Turn off electricity at the main breaker and turn off gas and water. If you have a cistern, disconnect down spouts so you do not contaminate your fresh water with salt. This is a good time to take pictures of rooms in your house which show your furnishings. Then have camera and film on hand for recording damage for insurance claims purposes. These are excellent when dealing with insurance adjustors as proof of what you have lost. Keep your car and boat gas tanks full. For boaters have a supply of 50/1 oil. This hurricane season be prepared so a storm will not take you by surprise. Hopefully, you will not need to use these emergency items. After the hurricane season is over, you can use most of the items. Some can be kept until another year. We suggest that you cut this article out and keep it in a place where you can refer to it for help in preparing your house and family for the upcoming seasonTake the Time to Prepare Now A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Complete Grocery Line Choice Meats Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand NamesTreasure Cay Shopping Center Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 365-8350 Fax: (242) 365-8352 Open 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru SaturdayWe may be small but we carry it all!FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE WE CARRY TREASURE CAY mini-market mini-market

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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 25 5 1600 KW Standby Diesel Generators Your TV, refrigeration, water pump and air conditioning can operate during power outages.Transparent Storm Shuttersof bullet-proof LEXAN Full Storm Protection AND Daylight Dont be in the dark Be prepared and minimize storm damage to your home. Our Lexan shutters protect your home while letting the light in. Stock up on flashlights, batteries, coolers and tarps.A weather-proof lantern makes an inexpensive and effective light at night. Our plywood and tools allow you to make your own custom shutters. Get rope to secure boats & lawn chairs.Storm shutters are one of the most cost effective steps you can take to protect your home. Keep the wind and water outside while you are safe inside. Dont wait until the last minute. Order custom shutters today!MarMar MarMar Mar sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or der ader a der ader a der a t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2881 367-2820 PAINT Pinders 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. 242-353-3093 Busses & rental cars at each terminal A & W TRAVELTravel is our businessWell get you where you want to go....SUB AGENTS Hope Town 366-0100 Man-O-War 356-6048 Treasure Cay 365-8507 Green Turtle 365-4140 Abaco Shopping Centre P.O. Box AB-20283 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-2806/2577 Fax: (242) 367-3219 FoodIn anticipation of losing power and the use of your cooking gas, be sure your house is stocked with at least two weeks worth of foods that will remain edible without refrigeration or foods that will be consumed when opened. They could include the following: Canned goods like vegetables, soups, fish, meats, fruits and juices Bread, crackers, cookies and other baked goods Peanut butter and jelly Nuts and dried fruits Evaporated, sweetened condensed milk or sterilized milk Cheese and cheese spreads Cereal Instant drinks coffee, tea, etc. Snack food Do not forget baby food and medicines.WaterYour water supply may be cut off during the hurricane or it may be contaminated. Stockpile enough water to provide each member of your household with one gallon of water per day for seven days Clean water containers Large new garbage cans filled with water or a bath tub filled with water for bathing or flushing toiletsOther Essential Supplies! Battery-operated AM/FM radio with extra batteries Battery-operated flashlights with extra batteries, one flashlight per person A camping stove or Sterno stove for heating food. Remember propane stoves and grills will give off fumes when used in closed rooms and may start fires or cause asphyxiation Paper towels, plates, cups and plastic utensils to avoid wasting water on cleaning up after meals Clean, empty containers for storing drinking water Plastic trash bags with ties and large sealable plastic bags Personal hygiene supplies and toilet paper Chlorine bleach for disinfecting A manual can opener An ice chest Matches Fire extinguisher A roll of builders plastic (Visqeen) to cover furniture and other household items in case of a leaky roof Plastic blue tarpaulins in case of leaking roofs. Caulking and duct tape Insect repellents Hammer and nails Kerosene lamps with extra wicks and oil, matches Remember: candles and kerosene lamps may cause fires if not used carefullyDo not forget! First aid kit Medicines, prescription and others such as aspirin two weeks supply Baby diapers and handy wipes Baby food, formula and other necessary supplies Pet food and suppliesPreparations Inside Your HomeKeep Lists of Needed Items

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We also sell, service and install water makers SchoolSchool SchoolSchool School UniforUnifor UniforUnifor Unifor msms msms msSchool Bags & Luggage Clothing for the Entire Family Household ItemsQueen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourPhone 367-2017 Mon Sat 8:30 5:30Spooners FAMILY DEPARTMENT STORE Fredericks AgencyBahamas Custom Brokers Import & Export Air & Sea Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay & Green Turtle CayP.O. Box AB-20468, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Alburys TruckingUPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco Direct flights to & from Miami 3 pm deadline to send parcels Tel: 242-367-2333 Fax: 367-3136 AA AA A AA AA A AA AA A MONDAY FRIDAY 9AM 5PMBackBack BackBack Back ToTo ToTo To School!School! School!School! School! Everyone hopes that a hurricane will not affect Abaco but in the case that one does come close or even hit, we need to be prepared and know what we should do before the arrival of a hurricane, during the height of the storm, and afterwards. This article gives you some guidelines for last minute preparations and during the storm. The better prepared a family is, the better they can cope both during the hurricane and afterwards. Make the decision well ahead of time as to where you plan to be during a storm. If your house is on low land or you feel it is not built securely, make plans to stay with friends or family in a well built home or go to a government shelter. Put your car on high ground in a place where you can get to it after the storm. If you have elderly relatives, make sure they are somewhere safe and that someone is with them who can help them during the storm and afterwards. Pregnant women in the last month or at high risk should check with their doctors before the storm. Babies frequently arrive when the barometric pressure is low. Children need special reassurances. It is good to talk with them about their fears and answer their questions honestly. Give lots of verbal reassurances. Prior to the storm, turn your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings. Freeze water in plastic containers to help keep your foods cold during any power outages. Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries, and flashlights that you will need for the duration of the storm. Have a battery-operated radio with fresh batteries. If you have a VHF radio, make sure it has its own power supply independent of household electricity. Make sure each person has sturdy shoes for protection after the storm for protection from debris. Make plans for which room your family will go to, preferably an inside room with no windows. Prepare your tub for storing water. Clean it, then wipe it around with a solution of bleach and water, caulk or tape the drain to make it watertight and fill it with water. This water can be used only for washing and cleaning. A bucketful will flush the toilet. If you plan to go to a safer place than your home during the storm, you should remember to take the following with you. Your important papers such as insurance policies, birth certificates, passports, deeds, insurance policies in a sealed plastic bag Quiet games for children, playing cards or dominoes Extra clothing and shoes Pillow and light blanket or sleeping bag. Folding chair, lawn chair or cot Any prescription drugs you may require Toilet paper, flashlight, drinking waterLast Minute PreparationsBe Safe Before and During the StormNames of Hurricanes for 2002 SeasonArthur Bertha Cristobal Dolly Edouard Fay Gustav Hanna Isidore Josepine Kyle Lili Marco Nana Omar Paloma Rene Sally Teddy Vicky Wilfred During the StormStay in a safe place for the duration of the storm. Do not venture out until the storm is subsiding. If the eye of the storm passes over your area, the wind will lessen and there will be a lull which can last from several minutes up to an hour. But then the storm will hit again with full force from the opposite direction. Leave your safe place only if you have an emergency. Keep listening to the radio to know where the storm is traveling and what it is like in your area. ZNS will be the best source of storm news. A VHF radio is excellent to keep you in touch with your neighbors but remember that high winds may destroy your VHF antenna, leaving you out of touch.

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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 27 CJs Welding & Machine ShopAluminum, Stainless & Black Iron Welding Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Fuel & Water Tanks Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Brackets Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Outboard Motor Boring & Resleeving Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Cylinder Head Resurfacing Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & Repair Shaft, Rudder, Strut Fabrication & RepairMarsh Harbour Phones: 367-4011 or 367-4879 Fax: 367-4018 Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Custom Fabrication & Repairs Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Gates, Railings, Grills Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Decorative Security Bars Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Marine Items Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & Trailers Boat T-Tops, Bimini Tops, & TrailersOn the waterfront at the end of Key Club Rd. AA AA A MarshMarsh MarshMarsh Marsh HarbourHarbour HarbourHarbour Harbour TT TT T raditionradition raditionradition radition Since 1978 Since 1978 Since 1978 Since 1978 Since 1978 Not certified, but want to dive? Inquire about our Resort Course. Safe, easy, fun and fast!SCUBA and snorkeling trips Full Service Dive Centers Equipment rentals Instruction Island Tours & Sunset Cruises Private Charters Resort Boutiques, Gifts & SouvenirsDIVE ABACO!Abaco Beach Resort 242 Conch Inn Resort 242 dive@diveabaco.com www.diveabaco.com Don MacKay Boulevard, Marsh HarbourPh: (242) 367-3186 Fax: (242) 367-3469 marcoac@batelnet.bsAppliance CenterAir Conditioning Central & Wall Units Refrigeration Household Appliances Electrical Contracting & Supplies Lighting ShowroomWW WW W e service our sales e service our sales e service our sales e service our sales e service our sales 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 BAHAMASWe apologize for any inconvenience to our customers while we were recently closed for inventory. Abaco HardwareStorm ShuttersHURRICHURRIC HURRICHURRIC HURRIC ANE SUPPLIES ANE SUPPLIES ANE SUPPLIES ANE SUPPLIES ANE SUPPLIES PlywoodToolsLumberNailsBatteriesLamps& OilHardwareCoolersStovesFlash lights Storm PanelsAccordian ShuttersPlywoodLumber & NailsRoofing Paper Roll Plastic Sheeting Tarps Roofing Shingles We Stay Open Until the Wind Gets HighDon MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour Mon. Fri. 7am 5pm Sat. 7am 1pm Phone 242-367-2170 Roll-down shutters by Flshlights, Batteries Lamps & lamp oil RopeChain Saws 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" !! !! Listen to the radio for announcements from the Disaster Preparedness Committee about when the shelters will be open, when evacuation will begin in your area, and what transportation will be provided if you do not have or plan to use your own transportation. If you are not sure you should go to a shelter, listen to the radio for announcements about whether it is required that your area be evacuated for safety reasons.If youre going to a shelter. .Do not wait until the last minute!Shelter ChecklistRecommend items to be taken to a shelter: Drinking water Battery operated radio Eating utensils Non-perishable food Blankets, pillows and/or sleeping bags One flashlight per person First aid kit Baby food and diapers Childrens favorite toys or blankets Medicine Cards, games and books Change of clothing Extra batteries. ToiletriesThe shelters are not there to provide food Do not take pets, firearms or alcoholThere are many precautions which people should follow after a hurricane has passed. Stay inside until the storm has subsided. When you do go outdoors, be extremely careful. Power lines are likely to be down so be very careful where you step. Supervise children at all times, especially if power lines are down. Be very careful in turning your electricity back on. Stay away from disaster areas, do not drive around sightseeing. If you must leave your home or the shelter, keep your driving to a minimum. If possible, let relatives and friends know that you are safe but keep all phone calls to a minimum. Find out if your water supply is safe before you use it. Until then, use only the water you have stored for the emergency. Let officials know if you or someone you know is injured and needs medical help. Keep listening to your radio for information about the area and for information about people you may feel are missing. Keep receipts for all items you buy before the power is restored. Your insurance may cover the cost of emergency food and ice.During and After a HurricaneAfter a Hurricane Advertise in The Abaconian

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Page 28 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Ph: 242-367-2797 Fax: 242-367-2359@available GATORADEHERRSHERRS HERRSHERRS HERRS Ranch Flavored Tortilla ChipsSaddle up for some serious flavor! Herrs delicious new Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips deliver a hearty, bold ranch taste that you wont be able to get enough of. Viva La Ranch!WelchsIts a fact.Gatorade is the most researched sports drink on the planet. Which might explain why nothing refuels and replenishes better not water, not juice or soda, not other sports drinks. Its scientifically formulated to have the right taste, the right amount of carbs and no carbonation.Welchs Grape Juice has been a family favorite for more than six generations. Today, our classic purple grape juice has been joined by a wide variety of wholesome juices to please every taste. Theyre all made with the same attention to quality as the original The choice for great cola taste. Aquafina PEPSI Enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Aquafina. Our state of the art reverse osmosis purification system ensures consistently great tasting Aquafina in every bottle.Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .Floor Tiles from 6" x 6" up to 18" x 18" Wall Tiles in 4" x 4" 6" x 6" 6" x 8" up to 10" x 16" We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optional Abaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display Cherished memories ofYvonne Curry6 February 1967 2 August 1995Through your smile is gone forever and your hand we cannot touch, Still we have those treasured memories of the one we loved so much. Each time we see your pictures, they seem to smile and say, Dont cry, Im only sleeping, Ill meet you again someday. When loved ones go ahead of us, It is hard to say goodby, And in our grief and sorrow we are tempted to ask Why. But you have found peace and joy this world can never give, And in Gods heavenly home its you, not us, who truly lives. From your mother, father, brothers, sisters and the rest of the family Marsh Harbour Town July 16, By Anita Rolle Newly elected officers of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee held their first meeting on July 16, 2002, at the District Council office. Administrator Everette Hart was present to brief the new township leaders on their duties and responsibilities. The Marsh Harbour Town Committee includes Mike Malone, Chairman, Yvonne Key, Deputy Chairman, Mitchell Albury, Nicholas Albury, Robert Claridge, Emory Curry, Roger Delancy, Chad Sawyer and Dale Hill. Their secretary is Kim Roberts. Mr. Hart encouraged the new town leaders to set up a concrete development plan to work toward over the next three years. He encouraged the committee to set aside family and friends and surround themselves with persons who can assist with the positive development of their community and are willing to work. Mr. Hart informed the officials that their task ahead will not be an easy one, as in their new positions they might be called upon day and night. Giving a few suggestions to the Marsh Harbour Committee, Mr. Hart highlighted the very poorly lit area on Bay Street known as tourist strip, suggesting immediate attention to that area. Mr. Hart scheduled meetings with the Murphy Town Committee and the Dundas Town Committee for the same purpose. However, both were cancelled due to the lack of a quorum. Central Abaco Council July 19 The newly elected Central Abaco District Council met for the first time on July 19. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Mike Malone, Chief Councillor, who outlined some of the basic rules under which the Council will operate. Contractors will have to fill out forms before payment is made. And before the final payment is made on any contract, two Councillors will be charged with seeing that the work was done satisfactorily. The bids are in for contracting the upkeep of the dump for Central Abaco. However, the requirements did not state that a watchman had to be on site at the dump all the hours that the dump is open. So the bidders will have to be contacted to make necessary changes. Mr. Malone will require that the minutes be written up and distributed to Councillors to be read before the next meeting. In that way the minutes will not be read in the meeting, only discussed before being passed. That will shorten the length of meetings. The system for building permit numbers will be changed to include the month as well as the year. This will make it easier to identify files as various townships and boards work with them. The Council will be appointing persons to have specific areas to oversee, such as the schools, dock, clinics and other government buildings. Mr. Malone has several goals for the next year that he will present to the Councillors for their consideration and he hopes that they will present other goals which the Council can accept. A major effort to clean up all the communities, removing junk vehicles and making the communities more presentable. A moratorium on liquor licenses for a year. Making the business area more handicap friendly Have Nassau permit Port Authority Boards to approve dock plans Construct bulletin boards in each community. Other suggestions made by Councillors included installing better signs to guide visitors, appoint persons to the boards who will work well together and accomplish more that previous boards, better traffic control at schools on Forest Drive, new chairs at the airport and a traffic light. A problem at the government clinic was brought up. The doctor sees patients by number which means that elderly and others who get there late do not see the for hours. It is suggested that those with National Insurance number be seen first. Mr. Everette Hart, Island Administrator spoke to the group recommending that the Council and each Town Committee develop plans on what they want to accomplish. Central Abaco spent $3 million during the past three years and Mr. Hart felt that there was not much to show for it. Mr. Hart felt that the contracts being awarded should be reviewed to ensure value is being received. He felt that some of the contracts amounted to gifts and were excessive for the work received. He asked Council to resume issuing an annual summary as was done in earlier years. He would like to see the minutes produced earlier and it was noted that the minutes in Freeport are available in the library for the public to read. He asked that secretarial pay scales be brought into line with the work produced and that he would not be signing pay checks for secretaries who did not produce minutes. Other items he wanted Council to consider were: Public bulletin boards Daily traffic wardens at the beginning and end of school sessions Pedestrian crossings Upgrade and repair street lights Public park management and oversight Occasional licenses need to be better regulated ! Improved traffic control at the airport and the ferry to Hope Town and Man-O-War Budgets were disclosed as the same as last year with the Central Abaco District Council receiving $1,035,040 which is apportioned to the Council and the three townships as follows: Council$646,272 Marsh Harbour 162,266 Dundas Town 113,967 Murphy Town 112,533 Members for the six statutory boards were selected and that listing is shown on page 10. The meeting concluded with a decision to meet at 6:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. This will let Council resolve or approve recommendations made by statutory boards made during the month. Local Government at Work

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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 29 Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Transportation & Logistics Services Freight Forwarding Ship Agencies Cargo management Consulting Services \000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000)59()59()59()59()59()59()59()59()59()]TJ /GS0 gs /TT2 1 Tf -0.0105 Tc -0.0676 Tw 12.2 0 0 12.2 45.24 90 Tm (For more information:Tel:242-367-2089 242-367-2530 P.O. Box AB 20485, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Visit our office on the front streetOne call does it allARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS The Bahamas government has the responsibility to protect and manage the fishing resources for the benefit of the Bahamian people. The intent of the law is to allow visitors to catch fish for their immediate enjoyment but not to compete with commercial Bahamian fishermen. The following guidelines apply mainly to visitors. Fishing from a boat owned by a non-Bahamian requires a fishing permit for the boat. The boat is licensed which covers the occupants. This is usually purchased by cruising boats when clearing Customs on entering the Bahamas. The permit fee is $20 for one visit or $150 annually. The permit is valid for all people on board. Foreign owned boats, even if registered in the Bahamas, must obtain the sportfishing license before the occupants begin fishing. Locally, permits may be purchased in Coopers Town and Marsh Harbour from the Fisheries Officers. Boats owned by Bahamians do not need a permit for recreational fishing. This includes 100% Bahamian-owned rental boats. Non-Bahamian fishermen in a boat are restricted to hook and line with a maximum limit of six lines in the water. Anyone may use an electric reel but only five hooks per line are allowed. Six or more hooks on a line is considered long-lining which is illegal. There are restricted areas where fishing is not allowed by any means by any person. The Pelican Cay Park and the Fowl Cay Preserve are two areas in central Abaco where this would apply. No marine resource may be taken from the park areas. Marine resources include everything in the water; fish, shells, rocks and seaweed. Since the marine parks do not have signs and fenceposts, it is wise to give them extra clearance so there is no question as to your location. The Fisheries officers strongly suggest that you do not combine a fishing trip with a visit to a park. If a Fisheries officer boards your boat in a park and finds fish on board, problems will ensue since you cannot prove where they were caught. Also, if you are out deep sea fishing and a Fisheries officer finds dive equipment on board as well as fish, problems may arise. Spear-fishing is not allowed by anyone in the coastal zone of Abaco defined as within two hundred yards from the coast of Abaco as measured at the low-water mark. This prohibited zone is the same for all Family Islands except Freeport which has a one mile exclusion zone. Recreational divers may not spear fish, or catch conch or crawfish while using an underwater air supply of any kind. Commercial Bahamian fishermen need a license to catch crawfish with a compressor but cannot use SCUBA gear. Licensed Bahamian fishermen may fish by free diving to any depth, but are restricted to the 30 to 60-foot zone when using compressed air and having a compressed air license and then only to catch crawfish during the season. All divers may spear fish while free diving but are not allowed to use power guns or trigger-operated guns of any kind. The most common spear used is the Hawaiian sling. Bang-sticks using shotgun shells for personal protection underwater are allowed but must have an annual firearm license from the Police and permission by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. The following bag limits for fish apply to all non-Bahamians, whether in a foreign boat or Bahamian boat regardless of the fishing method. A combined total of six fish per person per vessel for kingfish, dolphin and wahoo. All other migratory fish caught, unless it is to be eaten, shall not be injured unnecessarily but returned to the sea alive. Vessel bag limits are 20 pounds of scalefish, 10 conch and six crawfish per person at any time. The possession of turtle by non-Bahamians is prohibited. Grouper and rockfish weighing less than three pounds may not be taken. The bag limits may be legally taken to Florida when the vessel leaves the Bahamas. Any fish within the bag limit can be given away to friends or others but visitors who sell or exchange their fish for accommodations or dockage are subject to prosecution. Note that the limits must match the number of people. For instance, four people can have 80 pounds of fish. If one person leaves, 20 pounds of fish should accompany him, leaving 60 pounds for the other three. This also applies to boats returning to Florida as the U. S. authorities respect these limits. Visitors with crawfish must ensure that they do not exceed the limit of six per person at any time. The limits are not accumulative for successive days or for people no longer in your group. Legal size for crawfish caught by anyone is a minimum tail length of five and one half inches (5) or a three and a quarter inch (3) carapace (shell) length. Egg bearing females must not be disturbed. The eggs are visible as a red mass (berries) under the tail. The closed season on crawfish is from April 1st to August 1st and applies to everyone. There are no limits to the amount of fish that can be legally purchased by visitors. However, amounts above the bag limits should be documented with receipts and invoices to clarify the origin of the fish. Bahamians may have any quantity of fish but must observe the minimum sizes. Any crawfish in freezers of Bahamians, second home owners or visitors on April 1st, the first day of the closed season, should be documented with a letter to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. You may or may not be inspected by a Fisheries officer to verify the quantity. The bag limit applies to freezers ashore as well as boats. Remember that the amount of fish must match the number of people in the house for non-Bahamians. Only adult conch may be taken by Bahamians and visitors. The adult conch is identified by a wide and well flared lip on the shell. Juvenile conch have a thin lip which has not yet flared. Help keep conch plentiful in the Bahamas by leaving the juveniles. One other rule prohibits fish resources to be imported into the Bahamas without the Ministers permission. This is to avoid any misunderstanding as to whose fish are on board. If you have fish on your cruising boat when you enter the Bahamas, they are presumed to be Bahamian and must be within the bag limits. The Abaconian compiled this information from the two Fisheries officers assigned to Abaco, Mr. Carroll Laing in Coopers Town and Mr. Wayne Cornish in Marsh Harbour. They may be contacted for further information.A Summary of Fishing Rules Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe toThe AbaconianToday

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Page 30 The Abaconian August 1st, 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 YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIPArea 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 Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties13 + 365-4234 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort8 rm 365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Elbow Cay Prop 43 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 22 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 50 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Malone Estates 18 hse + 366-0100 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle 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 Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Marsh Harb Airport Motel 367-4402 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 365-8500 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 Official School UniformsNOW IN STOCK! His & Her Jeans His & Her Jeans His & Her Jeans His & Her Jeans His & Her JeansAbaco Central High School *Agape Christian School Amy Roberts School Central Abaco Primary Cherokee School *Crossing Rocks School Fox Town School Great Guana Cay School *Hope Town School Man-O-War School *Moores Island School *S C Bootle High School *St. Francis de Sales *Treasure Cay School Complete Uniform Partial Uniform Abaco Shopping Centre, Marsh Harbour 367-2011 By Anita Rolle Abaco Markets Limited held a meeting for shareholders in Marsh Harbour on July 15, 2002, announcing that dividends for the third quarter may be paid out as soon as November, 2002. Of the approximate 1,500 shareholders of Abaco Markets Ltd., over 200 are on Abaco. Divisions in wholesale, retail, franchise and real estate have put the company on a direct path for positive growth. Developmental strategies have been implemented, which have brought the company to the position it is today, comprised of twentyeight profit centers. Through a process of assessments, purchases, consolidations and divestment, Abaco Markets is evolving into a first rate conglomerate. Most recently, the acquisition of Dunkin Donuts was completed and is providing a boost to the franchise division. There is confidence, however, that the untapped potential of the wholesale donut business will prove a major opportunity. The huge undertaking of establishing the Solomons Super Center is now complete and directors are forecasting a short wait for profits to be realized from this establishment. Some of the operations have seen a decline in sales, namely Bellevue Business Depot which was hardest hit by the events of September 11. A wait-and-see attitude is being adapted for profits in this area. Other areas which have seen a decline are the Turks & Caicos Trading Company Limited and Thompson Wholesale of Freeport. It has been established that the Turks and Caicos company decline was due to poor management. However, a new management team has been put in place and reviews will be frequent to ensure that stability within the company is regained. All departments with the exception of franchises felt a decline in profits during this period. The directors are planning how they can recover from the negative impact by better meeting the needs of the consum-Abaco Markets Holds Shareholders Meetingers and by meeting the needs of investors through marketing and sales. Mr. Reginald Sands, CEO, said, The company is now poised to take advantage of potential benefits. Abaco Markets is relatively recession proof; however, not completely immune to slow downs. Therefore, we will proceed with caution. As for projections for the future of Abaco Markets, it is estimated that 2002-2003 sales will exceed $120M, which will represent more than a 5 percent increase from last year. Key factors expected by bring about the future development and growth of Abaco Markets include the development of super centers, expansion in the area of franchise, potential business possibilities through the FTAA and on-going assessments. By Anita Rolle Chief Executive Officer of Abaco Markets Limited, Mr. Reginald Sands, resigned his position on July 17, two days after addressing shareholders on Abaco, giving them a detailed progress report on the status of the company. In a written press release, it was stated that Mr. Sands has decided to pursue personal interests. However, he has not revealed the nature of these interests. Mr. Sands has been with the company for over 13 years and owns high stakes in the multimillion dollar company which is listed on the Bahamas stock exchange. Acting as interim President is Mr. Robert Osborne, a Divisional President and an Abaco Markets Director. It is expected that Mr. Sands will remain on the Board of Directors and will serve as a special consultant to Abaco Markets. The Board accepted Mr. Sands resignation as Chief Executive Officer and is now looking forward to his contributions in strengthening the management teams on Abaco. He was instrumental in taking Abaco Markets public and in the growth in sales seen today. It is unclear at this time who the firm is considering as the new CEO. However, it is expected that Mr. Sands replacement might soon be announced.Abaco Markets CEO Resigns Mr. Reginald Sands

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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 31 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept. 367-2000 Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept. VHF Ch 16 Trauma One Ambulance Service 367-2911 Dundas Town Fire Dept. 367-2935 or 4935 Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc VHF 16 or 366-0282 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock ...................................................... $12.00 + $3 Abaco Beach Hotel through Golden Harvest$10.00 + $3 Dove Plaza to Stop Light ................................ $10.00 + $2 Western Auto ....................................................$ 6.00 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town ......$10.00 + $3 Murphy Town or Pelican Shores .................. $14.00 + $4 Eastern Shores or Spring City ....................... $15.00 + $4 Gov. Clinic ......................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Snake Cay .................................................... $35.00 + $10 Treasure Cay B ...........................................$55.00 + $ 5 Casuarina Point ............................................. $60.00 + $10 Airport Treas. Cay B .................................$65.00 + $ 5 Bahama Palm Shores .................................. $70.00 + $10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ........................... $80.00 + $10 Crossing Rocks .......................................... $100.00 + $10 Sandy Point ................................................. $135.00 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Abaco Beach Hotel through Wallys ...............$ 2.00 + $2 Jib Room ..........................................................$ 5.00 + $2 Stop Light or Dove Plaza ................................$ 6.00 + $3 Government Freight Dock ...............................$ 7.00 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance ..........$ 9.00 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour No children under three years to be charged. Uncaged pets will be charged as passengers Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf Boards $3.00 ea. Between Northern Abaco Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star, or Moxy .........$14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors .............................$10 + $5 Sand Banks........................................................$20 + $5 Joes Creek ........................................................$35 + $5 Black Wood ........................................................$14 + $5 Fire Road ...........................................................$25 + $5 Coopers Town ..................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour ...................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay ..........................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ....................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ...........................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven .....................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round Trip ...............................$85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour .................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joes Creek ......................................$25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..............................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks ................................................$7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 Waiting Time $12 Per Hour Air Lines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau & Moores Island ............... 367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale ................................ 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Laude rdale ............................ 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 ..15................ 365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F...... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service.10......F...... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F...... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26 ......F...... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183 ......F...... 367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F...... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F...... 367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes ...................29......F...... 367-2366 Port of Call................24......F...... 367-2287 Abaco Yacht Haven....7................ 367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16................ 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways................... 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina........6 ......F...... 366-0154 Sea Spray.................24......F...... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F...... 365-0083 Guana Cay Guana Beach Resort.22 ......F...... 365-5133 Orchid Bay................32......F...... 365-5175Boats coming from U.S. can clear Customs at Walkers Cay, Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Medical Services Marsh Harbour Abaco Medical Clinic...................... 367-4240 Abaco Family Medicine.................. 367-2295 Government Clinic .......................... 367-2510 Coopers Town Gov. Clinic..... 365-0300 Green Turtle Cay Gov. Clinic.. 365-4028 Hope Town Gov. Clinic............. 366-0108 Sandy Point Gov. Clinic........... 366-4010 Treasure Cay Corbett Clinic..... 365-8288 Dive ShopsMarsh Harbour Dive Abaco ........................................... 367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive 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, Cars.. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals ............................. 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals ...................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ........................... 367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals .......... 367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals ............... 477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental............................... 365-4084 D & P Cart Rental............................... 365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss ........................ 365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.... 365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals ................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts.................................... 477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals ................... 365-5195 Guana Cay Cart Rentals..................... 365-5016 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................... 365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals .............. 365-6072 Water Ways Boat Rent..... 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals.................. 366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals....................... 366-0380 Daves Dive Shop Boat Rentals.......... 366-0029 Hope Town Cart Rentals ...................... 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .............................. 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .................. 366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals ...................... 366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals ........... 366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals.............................. 366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent ................................... 365-8193 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 11:30 1:30 pm 34 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip 10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:30 Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 30 minute trip :45 am 10:15 1:15 pm 3:305:30 Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour 30 minute trip 8 am11:30 2:30 pm 4:45Fare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $ 8/$12 Children $4/$6 Charters any time Phone 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries leave from Crossing Beach Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries leave from Conch Inn Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from 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 McLean s 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 Town 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 Burrows. 366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ......... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ....... 366-4175 Links Adderly ......... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ....... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder ......... 366-2163 Jay Sawyer.......... 367-3941 Justin Sands .......... 367-3526 Terrance Davis ....... 367-4464 Danny Sawyer ...... 367-3577 Man-O-War David Albury .......... 365-6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer ....... 366-2111 Will Sawyer.. ............ 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe .................366-2107 Junior Albury .............366-3058 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ...........366-0133 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh Pope McKenzie .........477-5894 Orthnell Russell ..........365-0125 Alexander Rolle .........365-0120 Edward Rolle .............365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer ..........365-4070 Jeff Survance .............365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ...........365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers ...........................$$$.............. 367-2158 C&G Restaurant .................$.............. 367-3227 Conch Inn Bistro.............$$$.............. 367-4444 Daily Bread (lunch) .............$....... Golden Grouper. .................$.............. 367-2301 Jamies Place... ................................................. Jib Room... .......................$$.............. 367-2700 Katies ................................................. 367-4657 Kentucky Fried Ch icken (lunch).......... 367-2615 Lacaye ............................ $.............. 367-4910 Mangoes ........................$$$.............. 367-2366 Mavis Country Kitchen.......$.............. 367-2002 Pops Place........................$....+..... 367-3796 Sapodill. .........................$$$.............. 367-2498 Sharkees ............................$....+..... 367-3535 Snack Shack......................$....+..... 367-4005 Subway .............................................. 367-2798 Wallys............................$$$.............. 367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn .................$.............. 367-2022 Murphy Town Lazy Parrot SC Bootle Hwy........................... 367-5331 Hope Town Abaco Inn .......................$$$.............. 366-0133 Boat House ......................$$.............. 366-0065 Capn Jacks.......................$.............. 366-0247 Club Soleil......................$$$.............. 366-0003 Harbours Edge. ...............$$.............. 366-0087 Hollywood Temptations H T Harbour Lodge ...........$$.............. 366-0095 Munchies ...........................$....+..... 366-0423 Rudys Place..................$$$.......... 366-0062 Man-O-War Pavilion ..............................$.............. 365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................. 365-6380 Guana Cay Coco Paradise .................................... 365-5197 Guana Seaside ...............$$$.............. 365-5106 Nippers. .........................$$$.............. 365-5143 Mermaid Cafe .................$$$.............. 365-5137 Orchard Bay Treasure Cay Florences Cafe. .................$ Harbour Cafe ...................... $.............. 365-8635 Hudsons Delight .................$.............. 365-8648 Island Boil & Sports Bar...$$.............. 365-8849 Spinnaker Restaurant ......$$$.............. 365-8469 Touch of Class ................$$$.............. 365-8195 Travellers Rest .................................... 365-8654 Green Turtle 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 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 32 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002 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 info. 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 the 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 CoveSummer 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. 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Quality. Value.A B C1-800-420-4145A=100X180X16$42,660B=55X90X14$13,990C=40X60X14$8,690All buildings are Red Iron, bolt-up kits in 26 gauge galv. that include engineered drawings and come in all sizes. Local building codes may cause prices to vary. Pricing FOB Factory.The funeral for Asa Davis, 79, of Hard Bargain, Moores Island, Abaco, was held on July 20 at Zion Baptist Church. Rev. Nixon Simms assisted by Rev. Preston Knowles, Paul Jones, Ishmael Williams, Anthony Williams and Rev. Samuel David officiated. Burial was in the Hard Bargain Public Cemetery He is survived by his wife Hazel Davis; sons Daniel, Jason and Gilbert Davis; daughter Elizabeth Stuart; brother James Davis; sisters Annie Bell Bain, Mary White, Dorothy Dean and Nurse Ismae Seymour; grandchildren Sharon Octaven, Irma Simms, Maureen, Hazel, Royette and Judith Woodside, Pamela Stuart, Claramane Dorsette, Shenique Danielle, Don and Delvin Davis and Rolando Stuart; greatgrandchildren; nephews Hilton, Anthony and Leroy Bain, Kendal White, Eugene, Trevor, Errol, Jeffery and Samuel Davis, Davon Seymour, Harold Gaitor, Joseph, Richard, Nelson, Basil and Leroy Swain; nieces Naomi Dames, Allardyce and Isabell Culmer, Irma Bain, Victoria Butler, Roselda Clarke, Avandale Stuart, Enid and Sandra White, Donnamae Johnson, Michelle, Lorraine, Sonamae, Julie and Judymae Davis, Debbie Newbold, Karen Marshall, Christine and Marion Gaiter, Veronica Cumberbatch, Roselda Swain, Idamae Jones, Iona McDonald, Petrell Lloyd, Allardyce Munroe and Zelma Hepburn; sisterin-law Bernice Davis; sons-in-law Roland Stuart and Leroy Woodside; daughters-in-law Cindy and Robin Davis; brothers-in-law Jonathan Dean, David Seymour and Harrison Gaitor; grandnephews; grandnieces; grandsons-inlaw; nephews-in-law; nieces-in-law; many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Shirley Williams Zonicle, 41, was held in Freeport, Grand Bahama on July 27. Burial was in Grand Bahama. She was formerly from Moores Island. She is survived by her husband Wilfred Zonicle; daughters Harriet and Octavia; son Justin; mother Catherine Williams; brothers Ted, Elder Granville and Pastor Anthony Williams; sisters Edris and Vernitta McBride; Veronica Stuart and Deloris McIntosh; grandmother Natalie Green; aunts Melvina McBride, Pearline Davis, Alma Mills, Pastor Geneva Williams; nephews; nieces; in-laws; and many other relatives and friends.ObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies of Fies of F ies of Fies of F ies of F amilamil amilamil amil y and Fy and F y and Fy and F y and F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iendsThe heavy visitor pedestrian traffic along Queen Elizabeth Drive in Marsh Harbour now will not dodge the vehicular traffic as 500 feet of sidewalk was recently constructed by the Marsh Harbour Town Committee. 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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 33 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 242-365-4695 (Green Turtle Cay office) P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-367-2992 Fax: 242-367-4800 Email: coldbank@abacoinet.com www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Casuarina Point 3/1 house on double canal lot. Sea walled, landscaped, 2 docks, boat house, motivated seller. $299,000. Appraised at $350,000 Cherokee Sound 3/1 home, in town, private patio. furnished. Call for more details. 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 Hope Town 3/2.5 home with extensive decking, central A/C and turn key. Highly motivated sellers. Bring offers. Asking $400,000 Hope Town Lucayos, 10,000 sq. ft. lot with sea views.Private and quiet area. $99,000 Hope Town Lucayos, 3/2 home on double lot. Almost an acre. $495,000 Leisure Lee Vacant canal front lot available. $45,000 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, landscaped, furnished, ready to move in $233,000 Marsh Harbour 2 acres of great elevated vacan property in High Rock near Crossing Beach. $590,000 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. $250,000 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 A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERTIESERTIES ERTIESERTIES ERTIESOn 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 UNDER CONTRACT By Theresa Pinder Ever since the loss of the traffic light in Marsh Harbour in November 2001, driving through the four-way intersection demands a heightened sense of watchfulness and patience. The former smooth flow of traffic has become erratic, as drivers are finding themselves at a loss as to who has the right of way. This uncertainty can, and has on more than one occasion led to awkward situations and near-collisions. Something must be done; the intersection is a very busy area. It is a part of the main road, and is therefore a conduit for the main flow of traffic. On one recent morning more than 650 vehicles were counted passing through the intersection in one hour, two of which narrowly missed colliding. Forty-three percent of them did not stop. One afternoon more than 500 vehicles drove through the intersection in one hour, and 46 percent of them did not stop. Do you know what the fine is for not stopping? It can escalate up to several hundred dollars. That means that in a single hour on a single morning, best case scenario (for the offending driver), more than $28,000 could be made in fines. What could be gathered during the rest of the work day? As it can be seen, the intersection is a heavily trafficked area; the possibility of a serious accident occurring is ever present, as not only do some of the drivers fail to stop before proceeding, but never bother to slow down, particularly those traveling along Queen Elizabeth Drive. Unless they have to make a turn, they whiz through the intersection or muscle their way through, taking precedence over others who are waiting their turn. Granted, there is no traffic light to regulate the passage of vehicles, and sometimes there is no need to come to a complete stop, but there are four stop signs, and every driver should acknowledge them, regardless of the direction in which he or she is coming from. Drivers should also assess the traffic situation carefully before proceeding. These courses of action, tempered with a little courtesy, could significantly decrease the chances of a traffic accident. At the very least, until the traffic light is replaced, this could make navigating the traffic light intersection a little more effortless. Life is complicated enough without adding one more irritation. AA MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the clinic. 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Page 34 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 3 bath 15 ft. wide slip $266,000 Phase II 3 bed / 3 bath 12 ft. wide slip $266,000 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg. 3 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip $182,000 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. 5bed / 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 Front beginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interior beginning at $25,000A Word of ThanksI would like to say thank you to the people of the Hope Town district for the support that you gave me in the recent local government elections. Only my best will be given to the community as I believe that anything worth doing is worth doing well! As Deputy Chief Councillor I will try to be of service and act in the best interest of the entire Hope Town District Council. Please note that my thank you is late because I was being of service to the young people of the Bahamas at Camp Abaco, as I have been doing for the past thirty years. May God bless us as we seek to do that which is best for our island communities.Sincerly,Jeff Key Florida once or twice a year for shopping and vacation but what about the family that has a serious illness and has to fly to Florida three or four times a year to see doctors? As if doctors dont charge enough, we Abaconians must shell out an additional $300 just to get to and from the doctors. Then there is the scam of last minute ticket prices. I recently heard of someone needing to get to Florida as soon as possible and having to pay $500 for a round trip ticket when it was purchased the day before the date of departure. I found this to be completely insane and Im not the only one. Every person Ive spoken to thinks $500 is an exorbitant amount of money to pay for two hours of flying time just because there was an emergency and you had to get to West Palm Beach as soon as possible. As a matter of fact, it only costs around $500 for someone to fly from Miami to Vancouver, Canada on Continental Airlines. Now if this $500 ticket price was the policy of USAirways or Continental Airlines, it would be bad enough but this isnt their policy. I recently called one of the travel agents here in Marsh Harbour on a Monday and asked how much it would cost for me to leave on Tuesday, the next day, and come back on Thursday. I was quoted the same price as a normal round trip ticket, $283. Funny, huh? Of course, if I had called the next day to leave two days later, I probably wouldnt have been so lucky. As a matter of fact, it seems like getting a good price for a round trip ticket to Florida is a matter of luck! And I thought Bahamians werent allowed to gamble but it seems like every time you call to buy an airline ticket you are trying to beat the houses odds to get a good price! Sincerely, Angry in the Sky P.S. I want to make it a point to say that I dont think these high air fares or fluctuating prices have anything to do with the travel agents. They just tell you what their computers (the ones controlled by the travel industry giants like USAirways) tell themA Request to the Ministry of FinanceMr. Editor: The Treasure Cay Emergency Services Organization requested that the Ministry of Finance grant an exemption from paying duty on equipment and materials for a proposed community project. The organization was turned down. This is our reply. To Mr. Glen Gomez Ministry of Finance Dear Mr. Gomez: On July 12, 2001 I submitted a letter to you requesting that you reconsider our most reasonable request for relief on duty for materials and equipment. We must purchase these materials and equipment so that we may construct a buildings and have vehicles and accessories for needed services in the Treasure Cay area of Abaco. 1. Fire Department 2. Ambulance and squad 3. Animal Clinic 4. Hurricane Shelter To date I have not received a reply from you. Please respond as soon as possible so that we may start this worthwhile project for the people of Central Abaco. Sincerely, George T. Stern, President TC Emergency ServicesDolphin Beach Disgraces ItselfOnce upon a time on Great Guana Cay, Abaco, there was a resort that acted with dignity and had some self worth. However, lately, that fairy tale has come to a sad end. I find it hard to believe that an establish-MorMor MorMor Mor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor LettersFrom Page 9 Please seeL Letters Page 35

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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 35 Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@oii.netWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote, Abaco Tug & TransportTug & Barge Work Available for Charters Sand & Rock Deliveries Container & Building Material DeliveriesMarine Construction & DevelopmentBoulders Dock & Sea Wall Construction Hi Tide Boat Lifts Dredging Excavation Land Clearing Trenching Drilling BlastingOn the waterfront at the end of the Key Club Road P.O. Box AB20285, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-5205 / 367-5206 Fax 367-4018 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES www.hgchristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 7/15/02 "Son Burns" Treasure Cay 4 bedroom 3 bath 2,160 sq.ft. home almost 3/4 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock Fully Furnished #AB 0072 NEW LISTING $635,000."Sea View" Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 2 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths 1,400 sq.ft. 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.comment like Dolphin Beach Resort would allow a make-shift outside barroom to disgrace our seaside water front. On the Sea of Abaco in front of Dolphin Beachs new, yet unopened restaurant/barroom, there has been constructed (or thrown together) two thatch huts where food and alcohol are sold. Have the owners and managers of Dolphin Beach no regard for their reputation or the dignity of the residents of Guana Cay? It is even more upsetting to see the number of locals that actually support this make shift barroom. Therefore, anyone who supports this bar has disgraced themselves. I ask Dolphin Beach Resort to clean up this area and keep the level of respect that is expected from a resort. You once started out as a resort that cared about the community of Great Guana Cay. Can you find that caring again and help us all maintain some dignity? Thank you, Concerned Resident LettersFrom Page 34Spring City Has Been ForgottenDear Editor, I write as a concerned resident of the Spring City community. As it is stated, Marsh Harbour and Spring City make up a township in the Central District of Abaco. However, it appears that this township belongs to Marsh Harbour only. I would like to note the following: 1. Spring City has absolutely no representation at Council. 2. The two members elected from Spring City were not appointed to any of the Statutory Boards / Committees 3. Of the five Statutory Boards only one person from Spring City has been appointed and this indivisual was rejected by the people of Spring City in the recent local government elections. Mr. Editor, based on the above memtioned points, it is evident that the people of Spring City / Snake Cay are not recognized or counted. I wish that the newly elected Chairman and Chief Councillor could explain this. It appears that his ultimate goal was to become Chief Councillor and that is all that matters. I got the power, to hell with anyone else. As a leader, you should want to be fair and do what is in the best interest of your community and not for self gain or power. I would go a bit further to talk about the appointments of the Statutory Boards. What a big joke when you go down the list of names. Is this a buddy, buddy thing or what? Some of the individuals appointed do not have a clue as to what these Boards are about, others were appointed as chairmen as pay back for supporting them during the Local Government elections. They need to wake up, smell the coffee and see the donuts, as gone are the days when you appoint your buddy or your family. There is a saying when you play with fire, you get burned. I say to this, beware, plenty fire will be in the kitchen soon. A Concerned Resident of Spring City. istering. There is a fee of $150 for new students which includes health insurance, a PE kit, five crests, lab fees and photocopying fees. Book lists are available at the high school.Report Cards Can Be Picked UpParents who did not pick up their students report card for the summer term at Abaco Central High School are reminded that they can pick them up on August 27 and 28 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Report cards must be picked up before students can return to school on September 3. Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results SchoolFrom Page 15

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Page 36 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher www.bluehawaiianfiberglasspools.com e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 Great Guana Cay Abaco, Bahamas Phone 1 519 389 4846 Fax 1 519 389 3027 Email rental@oceanfrontier.comOceanfrontier Hideaway announces our NEW BLOCK BUYING program designed to save you up to 37% of our regular rates.Heres how it works .Prepay for 14 nightsreceive 4 nights freesave 22% Prepay for 28 nightsreceive 11 nights freesave 28%When you block buy 14 or 28 nights you have one full year to use your time.Prepay for 42 nightsreceive 22 nights freesave 33% Prepay for 56 nightsreceive 33 nights freesave 37%When you block buy 42 or 56 nights you have two full years to use your time. For details c all us toll free at1-888-541-1616 or 1-519-389-4846www.oceanfrontier.com 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 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 Houses and Land For Sale or Rent Classified Advertisements REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATEBAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale pools, docks, reunions, special occasions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways. 242-3660224 Fax: 242-366-0434 Marsh Harbour 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 Marsh Harbour furnished efficiency next to RND for rent. Call 367-5586 COMMERCIAL RENTALS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS 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 242-3673262 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 Retail & Office Space Locted in one of the most charming commercial buildings in Marsh Harbour. Busy up-scale retail area, constant foot traffic. Groud floor available. Call: 367-3262 ext. 201 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 $195,000 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 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL RENTALSSweetings Tract 2 2 bed/2 bath apts., furnished including water and gas. $1100 month. Call 367-2660 Sweetings Village 1 & 2 bedroom apts. 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 561-738-0996The Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation officially launched its new OneLine DSL Internet service on July 29 in Nassau. DSL service will be available on Abaco by mid-August. According to Mr. Michael Symonette, President of Batelco, DSL technology provides high speed digital connectivity over existing telephone lines. It will enable Batelco to deliver high speed services such as video, audio and Internet directly to homes and businesses without changes to the basic telephone infrastructure. DSL technology has been successfully deployed throughout the major centers of the world, he continued. We are now deploying the same technology here in The Bahamas. This is, without question, a significant milestone in the history of Batelco. The system has been tested on Abaco for the past several months and those who have used it are very impressed with the high speed that it offers. The service uses existing lines without interrupting the normal service. You can now surf the net, talk on the phone and send a fax over the Internet all at the same time from your regular telephone line. You could say OneLine says it all. quoted another Batelco official. Another feature is that DSL includes an always on feature allowing users to be connected to internet 24 hours a day. There are no busy signals. You are online with the click of your mouse. DSL offers uninterrupted high speed access, faster downloads and has no hidden user charges. Additionally, DSL operates as a point-to-point private connection for a more secure environment than Cable Modem Access where users share the network. During the initial period DSL services will be available in New Providence beginning July 29, on Grand Bahama a few days later and on Abaco a few days after that. DSL service will be available through Batelcos Internet Division and also from Internet Service Providers which Batelco has authorized.DSL Internet Service Is Introduced by Batelnet 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

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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 37Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Houses and Land For Sale or RentClassified Advertisements PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE MUST SELLINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOSandy Point 3 bed, 1 bath 13,545 sq. ft. Lot #119 Murphy Town Vacant Land 108 x 104 Lot 78B Dundas Town 2 storey, 4 bed, 2 bath on acre Lot #25 Dundas Town 3-2 bed, 1 bath triplex 9,000 sq. ft. Lot #18BOffers should be addressed in writing to: M. Gardiner/Ms. M. T. Rolle P.O. Box AB20567 Marsh Harbour, AbacoFor conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact M. Gardiner/Ms. M. T. Rolle at (242) 367-2141, 367-2142 Abaco. Serious enquiries only may be considered for qualified purchasers. Interested persons in Nassau may contact Mr. Jones at 242-502-3024Murphy Town 3 bed, 2 bath Hill top Lot 67 Murphy Town Vacant Land 9,000 S. Ft. Lot #38 Murphy Town Vacant land 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #65 P.O. Box AB 20955 East Bay Street 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 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 E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bswww.bahamasrealty.bs EXCLUSIVE AFFLIATE OFSothebysINTERNA TIONAL REALTY LIGHTBOURN REALTYEach office is independently owned and operatedGreen Turtle Cay OfficeAgent: Chris Farrington P.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Office # 242-365-4695, Fax # 242-365-4697 Email: chris.f@batelnet.bs Website: www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com White Sound breathtaking hilltop lots, views of the harbour, water front lots also available, all lots have views. $72,000 Bluff Harbour Two elevated lots, great views of the harbour, run 140 on the water. Boat mooring included, deep water. Want offers $240,000 each Fantastic Starter Home Foundation with cistern already complete in quiet residential neighbourhood. Building plans included. $95,000 Beach Front 4 acres located on Long Bay. Ideal for small resort or luxurious estate. $3,000 per water front foot Green Turtle Estates 3/3 two-story home, scenic views, across the street from the beach, furnished, stand-by generator, boat, golf cart and more. Motivated seller. $850,000 Hill top specticular hilltop lots overlooking the Atlantic and Coco Bay. Ocean is minutes away for great snorkeling. Hurry, only two left! Starting at $45,000 Coco Bay 1 1/2 acres of elevated land with natural foliage, good investment, located near Coco Bay. $325,000 or make offer Black Sound deep water lots on picturesque Black Sound. Phones, electricity, cable, near settlement. 100 on the water, approx. 1 acre. Priced to sell $300,000 Split Level Townhouse 1/1 townhouse at Bluff House Beach Hotel, full kitchen, laundry/storage, sundeck and patio, walkways to resort and beach. Amenities include restaurants, swimming pools and tennis courts. A must see! $110,000 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEDundas 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 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 Elbow Cay for sale by owner, 3 bed / 2 bath with views of the Atlantic, office, spacious deck, large open yard, landscaped, good family home. Call 242-366-0290 or 561-914-1115 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 242-3673623 days, 242-477-5111 evenings. Helping people find their Dream Spot since 1978. Beach Front, Hilltop, Acreage, Residential, Commercial & Investment Property. We also have rental property available.LOCATED ON STRATTON DRIVE IN MARSH HARBOUR P.O. BOX AB 20404 ABACO, BAHAMAS 242-367-2719 FAX 367-2359 Abaco Real Estate Agency LtdLubbers 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 367-3965 Marsh Harbour Key Tract 1.2 acres next to Tropical Self Storage. Call 365-6008 Marsh Harbour oversized 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 242-5598045 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 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, Rentals and Sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or Fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com

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Page 38 The Abaconian August 1st, 2002 Bahamas Electricity CorporationConsumer UpdateEnergy Conservation Is The Key To Lower Electricity Bills!!The Bahamas Electricity Corporation is encouraging You, Our Valued Customers, to CON$ERVE and $AVE CON$ERVING on the amount of electricity you consume allows you to $AVE money in having lower electricity bills The following electricity conservation tips and facts w-ill help you toward a more comfortable, energy-efficient home.Remember. Wise use of your appliances can add up to significant savings. W ASHING and DR YING Line-dry clothes when weather permits, Do not over dry or over load the clothes drytr. Combine loads whenever possible. REFRIGERA TION Replace leaking door seals. Limit the amount of times the refrigerator is opened and closed. Keep your refrigerator in a coot part of the house, away from direct sunlight and appliances that generate heat such as ovens and water heaters. Vacuum or sweep behind your refrigerator at least once a year, making sure to remove dirt and dust from the coils (disconnect the power supply first).ELECTRICITY CONSERVATION TIPS Delivering A Safe, Reliable Supply Of Electricity To All Of Our Customers! W A TER HEA TER Check/repair all hot water leaks. Install a hot water jacket around your water heater for proper insulation. Put your water heater on a timer to aufoma*ally shut off when not in use. Lower the temperature of your water heatet (o 115' 1207 AIR CONDITIONING Clean filters and service air condition units rlgularty. A dirty filter makes the unit work harder and use more electricity. When an air condition is in use, ensure that all windows and doors are property sealed. Keep air condition thermostats between 78-80 degrees f and use a ceiling fan to circulate the air. LIGHTING Use compact fluorescent lights whenever passible. Where possible use lower wattage light bulbs. Limit use of Christmas lighting to 23 hours per night. Turn it off if you are not using it. e. g. Lights, Computers, TVs 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 Malaysia ten days after September 11th! For the World Cup weve been to Malaysia, South Africa, the Netherlands, Las Vegas, England, Switzerland and Canada and we have attended the Caribbean Cup in the Turks and Caicos, Trinidad, Cayman, Barbados, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Orlando and elsewhere. The Bahamas is now in the process of bidding to host the 2004 Caribbean Cup. And well likely get it, too! says Mr. Spicer. NewsFrom Page 16 I wish to thank all those who supported me with their vote of confidence during the recent Local Government election. I pledge to work with teh community in a positive manner to make Green Turtle Cay, a good place to live even better. David BethellCoralWave high-speed Internet customers now get more support than any other Internet customers in the Bahamas. On July 1 Cable Bahamas Technical Support Centre, which serves Internet customers in Abaco as well as New Providence, Grand Bahama and Eleuthera, began operations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Mr. Andre Foster, a vice-president at Cable Bahamas said that the move is to retain customers through its exceptional customer service. According to Mr. Andre Foster, We focus on two things to ensure we keep our place as the number one Internet service provider, Foster said. We must have a competitive product offering with the best performance and reliability. But just as important is that we provide the most outstanding technical support available in the country. Mr. Foster pointed out that Cable Bahamas commitment to being the best in technical support has required a considerable investment in staff, training, phone management systems, toll-free phone numbers, backup equipment and the extended hours. But all of that is worth it to serve our customers and protect their investment and trust in us as their Internet provider, Mr Foster said. Cable Bahamas is the first and only broadband Internet provider to serve customers in the four major population centers of the country. Thousands of residential and hundreds of commercial customers have chosen Cable Bahamas as their exclusive Internet service provider. Many have done so because of Cable Bahamas customer service commitment. Mr. Foster noted that online support options are currently under development that will further extend the services that Cable Bahamas provides. As more people rely on the Internet day-to-day, they expect more services to be delivered to them over the Internet. Were making sure that we meet those demands. Customers requiring technical support can call toll free from anywhere within the Bahamas to 242-300-8900. Cable Bahamas Ltd. is majority owned by 2,700 Bahamians and the Government of the Bahamas. The companys 240 employees provide world-class cable television service between the Bahamas and the rest of the world with a 600-kilometre, submarine, fibre-optic system owned and operated by wholly owned subsidiary Caribbean Crossings Ltd; and Web-hosting, data centre, and disaster recovery services through wholly owned subsidiary Maxil Communications Ltd. Cable Bahamas ordinary shares trade on the Bahamas International Stock Exchange.CoralWave Offers 24/7 Customer Service

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August 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 39 Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned and Rehubbed Aluminum Brass Stainless Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum SandblastingPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour 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 6 Yamaha Waverunner III 650 35 hours on engine. Completely redone. Asking $5000 OBO 477-5660 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. Jewelry full range of repair, watch battery replacement and jewelry cleaning. Jewels, Gems and More Call 367-2418 Utility trailer 10 x 5 $1500. Call 367-4643 86 Chevy truck engine runs but doesnt take gear. Great fix up work truck. Make offer and its yours. 367-2334,367-2671, 367-4380 2000 Yamaha Wave Runner XA1200Y 155 HP engine, 68 hrs, with trailer and canvas cover. $5995 OBO Call 367-3186 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 17 Aquasport w/70 HP Yamaha. Excellent condition. Tank, anchor and Bimini top. $3900. Call 359-6012 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 Backhoe 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 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE Big CaBig Ca Big CaBig Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 Call Us for All Your Travel NeedsTwin Engine, Turbo Prop, Turbo Jet and Helicopters AvailablePh: 954-938-9508 Fax: 954-938-9509 Cell Ph: 954-647-8278 MERCHANDISE FOR SALEGym equipment complete gym for sale. Single station York units, free weights, cardio, racks, the works. Bring offers. 9 .m. to 5 p.m. Call 367-2992 EMPLOYMENT WANTED93 Ford Crown Victoria, good family car. $6000 OBO. Call 367-2615 days or 367-2596 day or night. 96 Toyota Corolla, mint condition, only 33 K miles, power windows, dual air bags, automatic, A/C, CD enable, ABS brakes, reliable and economical. $9300 landed, leaving island. Call for details 367-2418 or 559-3166 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 Advertise in The Abaconian Classified Ads Bring ResultsA plane crash last August 25, 2001, took the lives of nine when it crashed at the Marsh Harbour International Airport last August 25, 2001, including the life of singing star Aaliyah. More information continues to come out concerning the circumstances of this crash. The Bahamas Department of Civil Aviation now reports that the body of the pilot, Luis Morales, had traces of cocaine and alcohol. There are still investigations underway to determine how these substances affected the pilot. Additionally, the Department found worn spark plugs in the engine. Previously it was determined that the plane was overloaded by several hundred pounds. There were other irregularities. Wiring modifications which were mandated were not complied with since 1988, routine maintenance had not been performed on the Cessna 402B plane and corrosion was evident in the fuel filters. Aaliyah, an R and B star, was filming a video at Treasure Cay with a crew at the time of the accident.Aaliyahs Plane Crash Blamed on Pilot Incompetence AA AA A vailable atvailable at vailable atvailable at vailable atFull Range of Reliable Johnson & Advanced Evinrude 2 HP thru 250 HP Motors in Stock at Lower than U.S. Prices Ask about our TWO YEAR WARRANTY Full Range of Johnson & Evinrude Parts in Stock Factory Trained Mechanics & Reliable ServiceDOLPHIN MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4262 THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour 242-367-2703 ISLAND MARINE Parrot Cay 242-366-0282 SEA HORSE MARINE Hope Town 242-366-0023 ROBERTS MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4249 Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 367-2111 VEHICLES FOR SALEIsland Manager Sailing Englishman, single (couple available) for long term live-in Manager / Caretaker position. Expert electrician, plumbing, building work, generators, water-makers, carpentry, computers, boats and outboards. Semi-retired contracts manager, hospitality a specialty. Sailed Abaco 3 years, here in Floyd and Michelle. Interested parties mail Island Manager, The Abaconian, P.O. Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, or email davralph@batelnet.bs HEAVY EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

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